4 Steps to Democratic Failure

Can you name which of these you have seen during your lifetime?

1.  Decline (1960-2016) Economic decline that stagnates or reduces the everyman’s quality of life.. Harder times make harder attitudes and partisan extremists rise to office on a tide of resentment.

2.  Gridlock (1970-2016) Political gridlock caused by partisans refusing to compromise makes it impossible for a representative government to resolve societal tensions and disagreements.

3.  Hate (1980-2016) Vicious cycle of partisanship and gridlock create an atmosphere in which characterizing opponents as evil, acting out of intentional harm to the country, or as agents of foreign forces becomes increasingly common. At this point the “moral universes” and worldviews of the citizens will become increasingly polarized to the point where dialogue is no longer possible.

4.  Coming Apart (2015-???). The war of words turns into actual violence. Unlike the first three steps, this phase can move very quickly and has distinct signs of progression.

4A) An increased atmosphere of violence surrounding political events. Scuffles.

4B) Organized mobilization by partisans and counterpartisans for the sake of confrontation. Low grade street violence.

4C) Visual differentiation of partisans (uniforms, different color clothing, symbols). Street marching.

4D) Partisans, wearing different colors, marching in the streets while carrying weapons.



Watch the Smart Money

If you want to know what’s going on,  don’t read the newspapers. Don’t watch TV. Don’t listen to talk radio, NPR, or podcasts. Don’t read comments, blogs, tweets, posts, or watch YouTube videos. Watch the smart money.

Smart money is a living entity that resides in critical business industries (the insurance industry, the oil industry, some banking and finance) that underpin the global economy. It exists in major dynasties (think Rothschild). Smart money is money that thinks over generations.

These guys tend to know what is and will be going on in the world and react accordingly by rearranging their assets and funds accordingly to avoid taking losses and to maximize the profits from the situation. So they pay very, very close attention to major trends and events including, but not limited to, climate change.

So here’s what the insurers are talking about at their conferences right now.

“Davidson said recent data that has been collected but has yet to be made official indicates sea levels could rise by roughly 3 meters (10 feet) by 2050-2060, far higher and quicker than current projections. Until now most projections have warned of seal level rise of up to 4 feet by 2100.”



If you were born after 1982, you are going to see the end of the world as we know it.