"It's Transitory"

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From Mike Krieger of Kam LP

"It's Transitory"


If you don’t become an actor, you’ll never be a factor
Pills with million side effects, take em when the pain’s felt
Wash them down with diet soda, killing off your brain cells
Crooked banks around the world, would gladly give a loan today
So if you ever miss a payment, they can take your home away

It’s so loud inside my head with words that I should have said
As I drown in my regrets I can’t take back the words I never said

I think that all the silence is worse than all the violence
Fear is such a weak emotion that’s why I despise it
We scared of almost everything, afraid to even tell the truth
So scared of what you think of me, I’m scared of even telling you
Sometimes I’m like the only person I feel safe to tell it to
I’m locked inside a cell in me, I know there’s a jail in you
Consider this your bailing out, so take a breath inhale a few
My screams are finally getting free, my thoughts are finally yelling through

- Lupe Fiasco, “Words I Never Said” (see music video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22l1sf5JZD0)

All this was inspired by the principle--which is quite true within itself--that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously.  Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying.

- Adolf Hitler in Mein Kampf

It's Transitory

As I have mentioned several times before, CNBC is on in my apartment for about thirty minutes in the morning as I get prepared for the day ahead.  Even these thirty minutes have become essentially too intellectually painful to watch.  The channel is a total joke.  Nevertheless, it has become a good place to look for the latest “memes” being rolled out by the Wall Street Bankster/Washington D.C. Criminal “elite” class.  In case you haven’t noticed, the latest one is the “It’s Transitory” meme.  This was first launched in earnest by the Bernank whenever he refers to inflation.  Basically in his world of smoke and mirror parlor tricks any of the undesirable effects of QE such as the destruction of fiat money and the resultant surge in commodity prices are “transitory” yet any of the positive effects, like the three McDonalds jobs that have been created are signs of the economy gaining momentum.  The whole thing is actually quite brilliant.  We must give credit to the slimy sorcerers where it is due.   This so called “elite” class of people have achieved their positions by attaining an absolute mastery of the practice of lying.  They are expert illusionists. 

Think about it for a second.  Anything negative can be called “transitory.”  Commodity prices are rising, I am nervous.  Don’t worry, it’s transitory.  Wait a minute, now the economic statistics are rolling over?  Transitory!  But Bernank, I don’t have a job and just joined the ranks of record food stamp participation (it is now 44 million people).  Quiet sheep, let the adults deal with it.  Besides, it’s…well you get it.       

So the brilliance of it all is that no matter how bad things get, some talking head can come out there and tell you it’s temporary.  The term “soft patch” is just a another way of saying it.  Not only is it a way to give a downtrodden people hope while they are being robbed, but it also allows for additional time for the Central Bankers to put the final nail in your coffin.  All Americans have to do to look at our future is pay attention to what is being done to Greece and Ireland.  Greece of course is furthest along the path to becoming a slave colony of the European banks and their puppets at the ECB.  They are being told to sell off assets in order to protect the bond values of insolvent banks.  This is simply a leveraged buyout of Greece by those that control the distribution channel of money.  When EVERYONE is broke, the player that comes out on top is the one that can create the money versus the one that cannot. 

I thought it was perfectly fitting for that weasel Jean Claude Trichet to talk about how the ECB should take over the sovereignty of its member states (see article here http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303745304576360961826796994.html) while accepting the Charlemagne Prize for European unity.  After all, who was Charlemagne. 

Charlemagne (play /???rl?me?n/; French pronunciation: [?a?.l?.ma?]; Latin: Carolus Magnus or Karolus Magnus, meaning Charles the Great; possibly 742 – 28 January 814) was King of the Franks from 768 and Emperor of the Romans (Imperator Romanorum) from 800 to his death in 814. He expanded the Frankish kingdom into an empire that incorporated much of Western and Central Europe. During his reign, he conquered Italy and was crowned Imperator Augustus by Pope Leo III on 25 December 800. This temporarily made him a rival of the Byzantine Emperor in Constantinople. His rule is also associated with the Carolingian Renaissance,
a revival of art, religion, and culture through the medium of the
Catholic Church. Through his foreign conquests and internal reforms,
Charlemagne helped define both Western Europe and the Middle Ages. He is
numbered as Charles I in the regnal lists of Germany, the Holy Roman Empire, and France.

The point is not whether you believe Charlemagne was good for Europe or not.  The point is THIS is what the ECB is trying to do. No longer can people run around with robes and crowns on their heads in order to run an empire and exert dominion over the peasant masses.  Even the most brain dead sheep out there will see through this.  That said, human nature has not changed in the last 5,000 years and the desire to build empires and dominate people has not gone away.  The methods employed just need to be masked in the meme of “unity or economic stability” and executed within a backdrop of total fear and confusion.  This is how Europe is being conquered at the moment.  America is next in line trust me.  That is the plan.  It is coming and the next crisis will be used to “make it happen.”  All of us must, while we retain some degree of freedom unite to prevent this bondage from enveloping us.  If we fail, we will have to live with the sad truth that we sold our children and grandchildren into slavery because we were too scared and brainwashed to act. 

Goodbye Boomers, You Have Done Enough Damage

The biggest silver lining to all of this is that the boomers are going to have to go away at some point soon (l have total love and respect my parents but the clinging to power to save a cushy retirement being exhibited by this generation as a whole and their idiotic economic theories is destroying the future of this planet).  There is no stopping this and in its wake will be my generation and we have very different ideas of how to do things.  This is the single biggest thing that people don’t understand.  The “status quo” at the moment consists of the zeitgeist of the baby boomer generation and those of my generation that have bought into their failed ideology.  The “status quo” will be swept out to sea and something entirely new must and will arise.  Not only will college grads be living at home but so will the grandparents.  We will default on all the obligations they made to themselves the minute my generation has a chance to.  Whether or not you agree with it, it is what will happen (either via reform or more likely printing the currency into oblivion).  Many “star” fund managers today will be completely unknown in ten years or maybe even five.  People will ask:  What happened to so and so?  I can tell you the answer to that right now.  They didn’t see the tide changing and were swept out to sea.  Legacy is a stupid thing to chase.  Just ask Buffett how it worked out for him in a few years.

Red Rocks

On a personal note, one of my closest friends from NYC is coming out here this weekend and we are going to see Dispatch at the Red Rocks tomorrow.  I have never seen a show there and am extremely excited about it.  This is what the venue looks like http://www.redrocksonline.com/.  Check out some of the photos.  Also, if you haven’t already watched the Lupe Fiasco video at the top please go and do so now.  He is a very well respected player in the hip hop world and as you can see he is questioning everything I am and many of you are.   THE key to us uniting is the understanding that YOU are not alone.  Let’s create a new and better world.           

Peace and wisdom,

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scratch_and_sniff's picture

"pfff, its just one of those things"

Dapper Dan's picture

"Yaaa......what are you gonna do"

Noah Vail's picture

Evolutionary suicide - creative destruction.

Azannoth's picture

Evolution works not on individuals only on groups, for the Evolution to progress some1 always has to die

Cdad's picture

It's Transitory

So are equity prices.

Azannoth's picture

So many things since 9/11 have been 'trasitory' that have gotten us only further into the swamp that it's hard to believe that any rational person still believes things will get better, fortunately there are not so many rational people in the world

trav7777's picture

how about the quote of Hitler in Mein Kampf...Hitler was giving his recitation of what was wrong with his present system, from a jail cell.  And he clearly appears to have been right.

Are we now to say that Hitler was not an unalloyed madman??

scratch_and_sniff's picture

"Are we now to say that Hitler was not an unalloyed madman??"

What would you say Trav?

Josey Montana's picture

Hitler was a genius.  He got drunk on his power and his success.  Sound familiar?  Is it madness or merely human nature to believe your own press and go as far as you can ride it? 


Still, glad we got 'em.  My people love a good fight and always have.

Azannoth's picture

Times are getting desperate when people like Hitler tell more truth than not and sound smart about it, I don't think we'll be over the hill till 'Mein Kampf' or the equivalent is on the bestseller list

baby_BLYTHE's picture

I own Mein Kampf, read it thrice. We can all agree Hitler was indeed a smart man. Just arrogant towards power and militarism.

kito's picture

on a long enough timeline, everything is transitory... ;)

Cdad's picture

Pay no attention to the timeline.  Death is transitory.

alien-IQ's picture

It's not "murder"...it's "involuntary suicide".

It's not "rape"...it's "tough love".

GetZeeGold's picture


It's not "Marxism"....it's "Social Justice".


Cdad's picture

No, I'm pretty sure it is Marxism, and the New American Marxist/Banker Party would like to thank you for your patience while they rape the US dollar to better inflate its equity pipe dreams.

Medea's picture

Read Marx. It's obvious you haven't.

morkov's picture

it also is very obvious that he will not read it ...

Cheesy Bastard's picture

It's not "dealing drugs"...it's "unlisenced pharmacology".

It's not "prostitution"...it's "uncertified relaxation therapy".

It's not "illegal aliens"...it's "undocumented immigrants".

And so on...

oogs66's picture

Herpes symptom's are transitory.  Herpes itself is not.

contagiousNY's picture

Very astute. My fave is "When EVERYONE is broke, the player that comes out on top is the one that can create the money versus the one that cannot. "

Why is this not shouted from the mountaintops? Clearly its the last shoe to drop.

Michael Victory's picture

good suff from Krieger. 

trav7777's picture

quoting Adolph Hitler?

Is Krieger stupid enough to think that Mein Kampf was from the Goebbels era?? 

I was taught that Hitler was distilled insanity, yet his commentary on the state of affairs seen outside his jail cell is now to be taken as prescient?

Hitler wasn't talking about what he was going to DO, he was talking about how things ARE.

morkov's picture

Adolf understood the meme, using it is "almost" a proven fact

augie's picture

This is the single biggest thing that people don’t understand.  The “status quo” at the moment consists of the zeitgeist of the baby boomer generation and those of my generation that have bought into their failed ideology....THE key to us uniting is the understanding that YOU are not alone.  Let’s create a new and better world. 





CrashisOptimistic's picture

The world can't get better.  Ever.

Oil scarcity is your cause of death.

augie's picture

I dont want this world to get better. I want a better "world." let the oil run dry, chaos rain, and heads roll. There will be a better society eventually.

ibjamming's picture

You mean the one where everyone is equal?  We tried it, it was our downfall.

trav7777's picture

we cannot legislate nature.

Everyone is not equal

augie's picture

If you could be convinced without manipulation or distortion of the truth, that it was possible to build a better world, would you stand in the way of its construction by affirming a false belief? That's really the only thing you have to ask yourself. Because if you wouldn't then there is no point in waiting for it to happen before you profess your allegiance to it.

sschu's picture

Let’s create a new and better world. 

Sounds like the baby boomers of the 1960s.  Really, this is nothing new under the sun.  As my uncle used to say, whatever you do its been done before.

Yawn, sschu

GeneMarchbanks's picture

Yes Lupe is a real rebel. My album drops tomorrow by the way. Try bitcoin if you want to rebel against the monopoly or put your savings in PM's.

Quixotic_Not's picture

LOL...is anyone actually surprised that the Bankster & Politeer Class completely support stealing from the middle class to keep the conspiracy to loot rolling?

Have you not been paying attention for the last 30+ fucking years?

The ONLY solution to save 'MeriKa is to abandon the DemoRAT/GOPher malstrom.

I posted this before, but I'll post it again to see if anyone is paying attention this time:

"Rule of Thumb: If a politician's lips are moving, he's lying.

Until we get rid of career politicians and restore the concept of the "civil servant" nothing will fucking change!!!

Want some REAL suggestions on how to fix the District of Criminals? Or are you all just interested in someone blowing hot air up your ass?

Here's my short list for restoring the US Republic:

1. Restore the US Constitution and eliminate "Executive Emergency Powers" except in time of a war that ACTUALLY threatens the country domestically.

2. Repeal the 16th & 17th Amendments to the USCON; Taxes should be assessed on businesses gains, not wages earned  individuals by labour. U.S. Senators should be selected by the State governments they represent, not rich special interests that only care about protecting global looting schemes -or- even just as bad, pandering to the unwashed masses or parasites looking for freebies stolen from the productive.

3. Outlaw private campaign funding - campaigns should be public domain and publicly funded (and controlled) accordingly.

4. Fill US Congressional seats with the same system used to select Jurors; The public needs to be more intimately involved in national politics and winning a 2 year seat in the House of Representatives shouldn't equal hitting the lottery with lifetime benefits.

5. Abolish the Federal Reserve; Private monetary creation & control is not an American concept.

Keep in mind, this is my SHORT list...

If you think that the  (D) & (R) Free Shit Empire™ will ever do the right thing, or perhaps the Founding Fathers initial concept of a Democratic Republic founded under Natural Law was a mistake, then I'm sure you're not looking for Common Sense solutions at all anyways, and I hope you enjoy the Change you can Bleed/Bleet in.

QN out!

Cdad's picture

US Constitution=transitory.

GeneMarchbanks's picture


You just burst out of noplace, good for you pal. Seems like you, unlike Krieger, actually have some spirit. All these well-fed dudes working in finance need to stop with the bullshit. Mike, you represent market nihilism, which is absolutely nothing. Had the '08 crash not put your industry in the spotlight you would have been happy to trade MBS's the rest of your life. These dicks are now having a terrible attack of conscience.


Head_Shots_Work's picture

Quix (love your icon by the way - great movie character) - although I agree with a lot of what Mike says - I disagree with what I percieve his 'outcome' to be.

From what I can tell - it'll be incredibly, incredibly ugly.

Unlike the Japanese, where most of the populace is used to sacrifice for long term goals, they are a pretty tame bunch, and they don't all have 5 rifles, 4 handguns and thousands of rounds of ammo at home, US citizens won't queue in lines all day waiting to use the last land line to phone home.

Unlike much of South America, where the population is used to being pushed and shoved by military personnel (which is somewhat mystifying - are ALL of these guys orphans or something? aren't they pushing and shoving 'their own' people? are they all on some kind of mind control medication - maybe - called basic benefits and threats of violence if THEY step out of line), and they are used to living hand to mouth, the US middle class and even the lower middle and lower class have enjoyed a lifestyle that is the envy of the world. Food, healthcare, education, transportation, free librarys, free entertainment, etc. Maybe it's not always the BEST but you can get by, and do so pretty handsomely.

SO - when the SHTF - as it will (our economic situation is impossible, completely and utterly impossible to fix without a complete meltdown of our current political structure and 'going to ground' on our global free money), the 150,000,000 pissed off, hungry, scared, armed to the teeth US citizens are going to make Egypt look like the annual Easter Egg Roll on the White House lawn (except they call it the, what, Rounded Object Roll or something now). The problem is the 'uber rich' will be fairly hard to find, so who will they be killing? Neighbors mostly.

Still - it's happened - and it WILL happen. But really - and I'm asking all the ZH'ers (and I am a huge fan of this site) - all of the consipiracy stuff. OK. Really. I'm having a hard time swallowing all of it. It's like we're saying we are all on this boat, and this one asshole is trying to take everybody else's money. So he succeeds - then what? We throw him off the damn boat. It doesn't make any sense. So we have a these uber rich, and they're all descendents of Rothschilds, and some of them are lizard people that live underground (actually - I kind of like that one), and they are consipiring against us all to take ALL OUR MONEY. KNOWING that when they do - we are going to eviscerate every living thing in our neighborhood, burn every building down, and basically destroy every cool thing here. Whoopee. So are they going to hide somewhere and live like Osama (before he was put in the deep freeze anyway?). What fun. Whoopee whoopee. I'm sorry - it just sounds too stupid. I have to think that Bernanke and Paulson and all of the others are just stupid Keynesians (or just stupid) and they are either 'trying to do what they think is best for the economy' or (if they are the money grubbing lizard slime that crawled out from the rocks on wall street - please no uppercase letters for that bunch of bastards) 'they are just doing their best to line their bank accounts'. No consipiracy - just a bunch of dumb asses running around with no 'long view' of the damage they are doing. "Well - everyone ELSE is doing it - why should I be left out?" - so that's my question - if you set fire to the house you are living in - and you kill ALL the people in it - surely there are SOME that you, well, at least KINDA liked (like that cute English teacher you had in the 10th grade) - what's the reason - are they ALL psychopaths? I cannot believe that - well - maybe I can but I'm not quite there yet. I AM, however, hedging my bets, living in the woods, surrounded by family and friends, and loaded with supplies. Not to kill the Rothschilds progency (unless one happens by) - but to protect myself and my family to the bloody end.

I_ate_the_crow's picture

I respect your take. However, as many have been saying since it happened, most notably TD, Fukishima really fucked things up for the oligarchy. Japan, a mini-US economic model, got away with QE for 20 years, there's no reason to think that we wouldn't have been able to get away with it that long also, maybe longer. The theft would have been slow and less obvious.

When the 3rd largest economy went caput - and it is done, Japan will be uninhabitable soon - it completely destroyed all of their fake accounting and reporting numbers. Can't hide something that big. Moreover, a lot of people searching for information during the media blackout have stumbled upon the alternative internet media and been awakened to the financial ponzi.

trav7777's picture


There are 44M on foodstamps.

These people are ALREADY hurting.

There are no riots and no killing among the vast american middle class.  Perhaps it's time to just accept that poverty isn't the cause of violence.

GeneMarchbanks's picture

Well said. Beaten and abused, they come back for more it's almost unbearable to watch. American society has been atomised to the point of no return, a slow decay.

Talk to your neighbor before you flick on the brilliant Fast Money "analysis" on CNBC


Shell Game's picture

As long as food is accessible - whether by stamps or paycheck - the music will play on.  No other pain will be great enough to get the global human asses off of the sofa..

GeneMarchbanks's picture

No you're not getting it. It seems you still have some... wait for it... hope. What food-stamp nation is devouring on a daily basis doesn't qualify as food. You can't call Carls Jr food. If these sad saps get their funding of sloppy bowl "food" cut off, then I'm not sure you can stage a revolt when malnourished.

Also, please friend, get off of the dope, the most dangerous of all... hope.

Shell Game's picture

Not exactly sure what sounded 'hopeful' about that post. If one reads between the lines they will read, 'the masses are so pathetic, only the withdrawal of food will get them off their asses.'  Hope for the masses?  Pffftt!  You missed the dart board on that one bud..


Now, where I do have hope is in the 3-10% who do have a clue and do want to be left the fuck alone.  Don't underestimate what a highly motivated minority is capable of doing.  There, freind, is the real hope.

GeneMarchbanks's picture

This is hope:

'the masses are so pathetic, only the withdrawal of food will get them off their asses.'

it won't. And, as is pointed out to you, those asses are in poor shape.

The 3-10% so far I've seen nothing to be honest. At least in the States, Europe(where I'm presently) is onto something.

We're still virtual friends though, right?

Shell Game's picture

A strange interpretation of 'hope', but I'll play along.  Europe and the ME was the opening act in this drama, it's coming here at some point as well.  Just history speaking.

Josey Montana's picture

Remember there are actually a fairly small number of actual Americans in America.

Americans were those colonists back in 1776.

Most of the biomass here are merely immigrants -- they came for the money and blow and dying just ain't profitable or fun.

And if you think about it, almost all the immigants came from lands that have were conquored and enslaved for thousands of years.  The Huddled Masses and Wretched Refuse teeming on those shores were huddled, wretched and teeming BECAUSE THEY WERE BRED TO BE SLAVES.

I mean really?  What's the big fucking deal about buying a one-way steerage ticket to New York?  Some of my ancestors took a one way ticket to Plymouth Rock.  Big difference.  THIS IS MY COUNTRY and it pisses me the hell off to see so many Johnny-Come-Latelies alternately loot and sell it.

400 years is a long time to claim a plot of ground by anyone's measure.

Okay, okay.  Some of you people were adopted into the family but no one has ever doubted which team you're on.  It's the ones that still think they're in the old country, bowing and scraping before every poobah that piss me off.

Authentic, true Americans have been preparing for this moment for a very long time.  Now it can't be put off any longer. 

Soon we'll have our Concord Bridge. 

Hell it might have happened already.

May God have mercy on the United States.