Wednesday , 24 July 2024

Americans Have Thrown in the Towel as They Await "The Big Splatter"

Americans Are Just Waiting for the S–t to Hit the Fan – and it Will Happen Soon!

The U.S. Federal government deficit for fiscal year 2011 has just been revised upwards by a further $378 billion to a whopping $1.645 trillion. As of January 2011, the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Federal government is $14.131 trillion. These numbers are huge, Huge, HUGE  but Americans believe there is really no need to worry that much about such astrnomical numbers because they all know that it’s going to get much, much worse. They all know that there’s no sense worrying about this little milestone on the road to hell.  Words: 1016

So says Gonzalo Lira ( in paraphrased comments in an article* which Lorimer Wilson, editor of,  has reformatted and edited […] for the sake of clarity and brevity to ensure a fast and easy read. Please note that this paragraph must be included in any article re-posting to avoid copyright infringement. Lira goes on to say: 

America’s Debts and Deficits are Astounding!

The U.S.’s gross domestic product in 2009 was $14.29 trillion so this current deficit is over 11.5% of 2009 GDP and the rolling debt is just about 100% of GDP. These are Third World numbers! Deficits that are in the double-digits vis à vis the gross domestic product – and total debts that equal the GDP – are numbers that Argentina, Greece and Zambia get. These numbers aren’t supposed to happen to the good ol’ U.S. of A. but they are happening!

The Fed Will Continue Monetizing the Government’s Debt!

Coupled to those terrible numbers, the Federal Reserve is monetizing the Federal government’s debt – that is, printing money – in order to help the government pay its bills. There’s really no other way to look at it. The Fed is monetizing 47% of the FY 2011 deficit… of which 37.5% is outright monetization. This is like fiscal heroin! It’s clear to anyone that the Federal government cannot continue to function without the Federal Reserve’s ongoing purchases of Treasury bonds by way of Quantitative Easing 2. With the 10-year at 2.5% interest, there would simply be no demand for Treasury debt, if the Federal Reserve cut off the Federal government. The Fed knows this so they will have to continue monetizing the Federal government debt, with no end in sight. The Fed really has no choice [because] if it doesn’t, interest rates will rise so high so fast that the Federal government would simply go broke. As such, when QE-2 expires in June, it will be extended – quietly, and without fuss. 

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Again, this is a Third World policy – deficit funding that nakedly depends on the central bank printing up and buying close to half of the new issuance of debt – and on top of everything, this budget deficit is for a budget that has yet to be passed! After all, the fiscal year 2011 budget has not been passed [with] the government operating since October 1, 2010, under continuing resolutions. The latest extension runs out on March 4—when presumably the budget has to be passed this time—for sure! . . . maybe. 

No One Seems Particularly Concerned!

Yet for all these terribly depressing facts, here’s the rub: no one seems particularly concerned. It’s as if it were happening to someone else. It’s as if it were happening [in Canada] to Canadians [rather than to Americans] in the USA. The American people are taking the whole budget deficit thing so la-di-da that you would think that the entire country had dropped extacy in one giant, collective, “Don’t give a fuck about nuthin’ ‘cept dancing!” moment. 

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Why is no-one concerned about this fiasco which is the Federal government’s budget? Why is everyone buying the patently ridiculous notion that the American economy will “grow its way to prosperity, and out of debt”? Why is no one freaking out over the incredible monetization of the Federal government debt that is being carried out by Ben Bernanke and the Gnomes at the Federal Reserve? 

I have a theory. It’s unscientific, but I think it’s true: the American people have thrown in the towel. They collectively realize that the shit is gonna hit the fan big time.

so in this little window of time before The Big Splatter, everyone’s pretending that nothing’s wrong, everything’s fine—we’re doing hunky dory, couldn’t be better. Any bad news—like the monster deficit? Ignored, blatantly. 

Americans Need Only Blame Themselves!

You know those gamblers in Vegas, who go there and blow their house on the black jack tables and then they go around town… partying hard until dawn, acting as if they didn’t have a care in the world? At least until the night runs out? [Sound familiar? Well, it should, because] that’s the United States. The American people, collectively –  irrespective of political parties – blew their country like a gambler blows his house at the black jack tables. Whether it was on unsustainable entitlement programs, or unwinnable (and illegal) (and pointless) wars, or foolishly short-sighted tax policies or crony corruption or demands for absurd services, it doesn’t matter, the result is the same: the American people collectively blew their country. So now, everyone’s pretending that everything’s fine, while they wait for the shit to hit the fan.


Everybody with any sense knows that The Big Splatter is on its way. Everyone knows there’s nothing that can stop it so when bits of bad news crop up—like the revised deficit numbers—Americans are placid as Hindu cows and why not? These deficit numbers are nothing! Americans all know that it’s going to get much, much worse. They all know that there’s no sense worrying about the little milestones on the road to hell. They all know that they’re waiting for The Big Splatter.


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  1. I just love the mind set of the elite – take everything until there is nothing left to take – but in the meantime they have to build ever higher walls patrolled by ever more heavily armed goons to keep themselves SAFE from the ever growing tide of angry, hungry and tired people they took it all from in the first plkace – I just love this mind set.

  2. Many Americans including my self don’t know a thing about how our government operates. My husband explained how the government works for about a month. I just so happen to really hear how our economy is messed on CNN blog. I was shocked by the things I was hearing especially from one guy warning every one that it’s too late for the government to get out of the masses of debt we are in. The chickens has came home to roost. He also said that all the people who hated how the country is ran are wasting their time with their disgust with the president. He can’t fix the what is about to happen nor the next president either. He told people to invest in land for farming, gold, silver and commodities.

    Lastly he said and I won’t forget that people will be going to the white house with torches and demanding some darn answers to unemployment, can’t afford to buy food, gasoline prices etc. My blog name was silvergirl and he told me that the first word in my name is rare and I should look into buying it. Silver!

    “Whoever is elected as the next president in 2012 will catch stone hell”

    Dr Lee Warren, preacher in Chicago

    “You better invest in some Gold, Silver and pre-1964 coins or be ready to be in a cheese line to eat based on what the government will give you and your family”

    Dr Warren

    “I warned some people outside the church to buy some gold and silver because we are headed toward a economic disaster and they cursed me out. They thought I was talking crazy!”

    Dr Warren

  3. The truth is that most Americans have no friggin clue what’s happening. In fact, they prefer not to know. So I would disagree that they’ve thrown in the towel, most have simply put their heads under it. Those of us watching this train wreck are buying gold and silver. Unfortunately, this is a global issue, so no one is immune. Heaven help us all.

  4. Bulls eye!!! Gonzalo nails it dead on. Dead is the word for many people will die like mosquitoes squashed against the wall. I do not think people are consciously aware though of whats coming for the psychological process of denial is very strong if not supreme at this moment in time.

    “The dream? Economic recovery followed by the return of prosperity, built on borrowed money. And not just some borrowed money, but trillions and trillions of borrowed money,” writes Tyler Durden.

    It is normal to dream at night but when dreams take over our daytime existence we know we are in for big trouble. We dream at night to let off psychological pressure but what is the point to living life as an illusion? When we pretend in life we usually get hurt quite badly and that is as it should be for reality is the ultimate king and guardian of truth.