A Time To Speak Out

Tyler Durden's picture

From Mike Krieger of KAM LP

A Time to Speak Out

Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won't come again
And don't speak too soon
For the wheel's still in spin
And there's no tellin' who
That it's namin'.
For the loser now
Will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin'.

- Bob Dylan

Carl Quintanilla:  Futures were down 30 now down 175.
Joe Kernan: These pictures (Greece) aren’t helping.
- This morning on CNBC

The technetronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and maintain up-to-date complete files containing even the most personal information about the citizen. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities.

Zbigniew Brzezinski in his book Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era

I wasn’t going to write this week so this will be extremely brief.  The entire charade that has been propagated on humanity is coming completely unglued and there is absolutely no stopping it.  I have only one request to those that are reading this.  If you know of specific incidences of corruption or serious wrong-doing come forth and tell everyone now.  This is your last chance.  When this things breaks the 99% of people on this planet that have been unwilling victims of a very small group of elitist political and corporate players and others will be so completely destroyed they are going to go after people and in a very serious way.  This must be done calmly and without violence but it must be done and it will be done.  At that point the backstabbing and selling out by people that previously held alliances with one another will be so chaotic it is going to be tough to separate those did the most harm from those that were willfully ignorant.  I fear that being willfully ignorant will not be a defense that will appease many so it is best to come out before that point is reached.  For those that have read A Tale of Two Cities or just generally know your history remember what happened in the aftermath of the French Revolution.  There was illogic and indiscriminate punishment applied in many cases.  I hope this never happens and I will fight to prevent it all the way but the best thing one can do now is come clean if there is anything you need to come clean about.  Bob Dylan said it best in the quote at the top.  This is the chance.  Do not let it pass you by because of fear or greed.  Truth is all that matters.
Turn the Television Off

I barely watch any television anymore.  It has been this way for several years now and it is the best thing I have ever done in my life.  I turn it on to CNBC when I wake up for 15 minutes or so and then I watch reruns of “The Office” before I go to sleep.  That said, the 15 minutes I get from CNBC in the morning is invaluable.  It reinforces why I don’t watch tv and it also reminds me why many investors are so lost.  As the futures plunged this morning Joe Kernan stated “ These pictures aren’t helping.”  Helping what exactly?  Helping an agenda.  An economic philosophy that unfortunately dominates our current financial system.  A system that is NOT free market in many crucial ways, but rather is top down autocratic system run by Central Bankers (you have to read this http://www.marketskeptics.com/2010/05/federal-reserve-has-been-abusing.html).  That profession needs to go or be changed entirely back to its root functions.   Later in the news segment one of the guests begged the CNBC anchors to take the pictures off the screen.  They don’t play well in Disneyland.  Television can be great for certain purposes but do not for a minute think you are getting the news of the day.  You see what you are permitted to see.  Mainstream journalism is dead.   
The Latest Martin Armstrong Piece

I also wanted to implore everyone to read the latest piece by political prisoner Martin Armstrong.  Here is the link.  http://www.martinarmstrong.org/files/Closing-at-10520-32-Down-3-2-5-14-10.pdf
If we don’t stand up now then the world envisioned by Zbigniew Brzezinski may come to pass.  It will be a technocratic neo-feudalism.  Your children and grandchildren are going to ask what you did during this time.  How you stood up.  What side were you on.  We can’t let this chance slip away.


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Debtless's picture

Keep up the great work TD.

This, that and the other thing - shall too, pass.

Windemup's picture

Like a kidney stone passes in the night?

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

My stock market went to Asia and all I got was this lousy kidney stone!

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Carl Spackler's picture


I heard Joe K. say that this morning, as well, as I was preparing to go the office.

What a dunce is he.  Masquerading as a "journalist" while acting like a "perma-bull" and studying/relaying nothing about what is actually unfolding in the capital markets today.  Instead...he picks a side.

Just a sad display.


aint no fortunate son's picture

while he childishly shows the same video every morning of walruses playing saxophones off tune... well, I guess they're off tune... the fucking show and particularly that fucking stooge are on mute in the morning so I can just see the pretty numbers go by when i look up from my PC, and then when the opening bell rings in NY my closing bell for Immelt's pathetic propaganda machine sounds for the rest of the day.

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truont's picture

From Mike Krieger of KAM LP

I_Rowboat's picture

I'm sorry I slept with my boss' daughter back when I was 17.  I was jumping on pretty much any female that expressed an interest back then, and it wasn't right for me to take her virginity simply for short-term benefit and the convenience of at-work "nooners."


Still, it's not like we were doing it on his desk or anything. 

feeb's picture

Great confession, I laughed out loud when I read that one!

No unstated confessions here...I have a job that requires forced confessions (a tiny bit akin to what that CFR f*cker Brzezinski envisioned) so I get mine out on a semi-regular basis. Ok, downloading TV shows off bittorrent every now and then is as close to a new confession as I'll get.


Rusty Shorts's picture

Are you Jerry Springer???

Broken_Trades's picture

Jason Ellis:


'Get the cock off your chest'


I suggest we all get the cocks off our chests ASAP.



Hephasteus's picture

The best liars are the ones that don't even know they are doing it.

Citizen of an IKEA World's picture

Jerry, just remember, it's not a lie . . . if you believe it. --George Costanza

Al Huxley's picture

I was thinking of that same quote!

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

Like Obama; I do not think he has a clue!  Well a clue maybe, but if there was anyone who would believe he could manifest a skittle shitting unicorn, I would say it's Mr. President!

B9K9's picture

Nice pivot. I was wondering when ZH would begin transitioning away from being primarily a platform for criticizing (current) policy.

While it's fun to watch the melt-down, truthfully, it's just a little bit voyeuristic. Also, no one likes to be told "I told you so"; for those revelling in their short-term joy of being proven right, enjoy it while it lasts.

Future events are going to demand action - the People will be seeking leaders who can provide both answers & solutions. Hopefully, ZH can provide a useful community tool towards achieving these goals.

mikla's picture

+1 ... good post.

I agree on the "voyeuristic fun" ... finally, the world makes sense to me.

However, a great value I see in Zero Hedge is that it's a forum where in-depth discussions of the goings-on is possible.  That is absolutely NOT available in the big media, in the ruling class, at the local water cooler, and not even in academic economic circles.

Agree or disagree (room for intelligent comments on all sides), this is the forum that is actually able to "break down" what's going on, translate for the common man, and keep watchdog eyes on the ruling elite.

I agree with the thrust of the original post:  Overthrow is coming, and if a constructive alternative is not provided, it will become FAR more violent and bloody than necessary.

Bringin It's picture

Community is a threat.  The water cooler looked too much like community.  Our antecedents used to have rauccous political debates.  At what point did it become impolite to hold a political opinion in America?   

a great value I see in Zero Hedge is that it's a forum where in-depth discussions of the goings-on is possible.  That is absolutely NOT available in the big media, in the ruling class, at the local water cooler, and not even in academic economic circles.


SWRichmond's picture

At what point did it become impolite to hold a political opinion in America?  

I'm 52, and it's been impolite for my entire life.  No one, NO ONE, has wanted to talk about politics or economics.  It's too real.  People wanted to believe that someone else was responsible for that, and if I tried talking about it I was bursting their bubble.

They were afraid, and now most of them are getting it shoved right up their asses; I am not sorry about it, and I feel no pity.  (I think I woke up pissed off this morning).  Fear is the prime motivator in most people's lives.  You can see this in the incredible fear campaign that we call television.  It's like a fear pump, pumping it right into your home.  Prime time shows are all cop shows, and the perps are all middle aged white guys: fear, insecurity, mistrust.  News programs: fear, and the bad guys are foreigners, or the Tea Parties (middle aged white guys).

tip e. canoe's picture

middle aged white dudes are the new muslims are the new commies are the new japs are the new germans are the new jews are the new chinks are the new english are the new barbarians are the new...

i.knoknot's picture


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Bear's picture

I agree with you about being a positive contributor to the state of affairs. I have watched us slip further and further into a state controlled society but have no clue what to do. The problem seems overwhelming ... in California, 30% of the population is working for the government in some capacity, and 40% of the state is on some sort of government welfare ... Do the math, that's 70%. With most of the people I talk to the sentiment is the same ... I'm ok because I have my unemployment check ($450/week), I have my retirement (90% of my old salary), I have a secure teacher's job, the Fed's will always need me; I work for the IRS, it's ok cause I have a contract with the State ... etc.

How can we move forward when all are tied to the trough. We need a forum to bring forward creative and workable solutions to our conundrum. 

Arkadaba's picture

I agree that we need to figure out what is next. I was living in NYC when the meltdown started (lost my job, my visa, my green card processing and had 10 days to leave the country - so  don't talk to me about amnesty!). But like my mum says "things happen for a reason" (which I really don't believe) but I am happier being back in Canada after 8 years in the states (well sort of). I miss NY. I'm worried about some friends still there. 

But longer term - yeah I hope we can move forward



Nothingman's picture

Amnesty is only for those from south of the border, eh?  Sorry you got booted out of NY, but it may turn out to be a blessing.  If things get really bad, it will be far worse there than anywhere in Canada.

rock11's picture

who's next? should we 'short' young/hip mixed-race sensitive new-agers?

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Bear's picture

"imbued from her childhood with a brooding sense of wrong, and an inveterate hatred of a class, opportunity had developed her into a tigress. She was absolutely without pity. If she had ever had the virtue in her, it had quite gone out of her.

It was nothing to her, that an innocent man was to die for the sins of his forefathers; she saw, not him, but them. It was nothing to her, that his wife was to be made a widow and his daughter an orphan; that was insufficient punishment, because they were her natural enemies and her prey, and as such had no right to live. To appeal to her, was made hopeless by her having no sense of pity, even for herself. "

Madam Defarge

Doc Occ's picture

A perfect quote from such a great novel and musical, Hugo's "Les Miserables."  Absolutely perfect for the times.  Unfortunately, as the above article insinuates, the masses who cannot adjust their finances or who have already lost all of their finances, will be, in the end, "Les Miserables."

Two more great apropos quotes:

1.  Dicken's Tale of Two Cities, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."

2.  From the books and movies about the doomed ship Titanic, "And the band played on..."

And one great song to lament the coming Depression/Hard Times sung by the great Leonard Cohen:



RichardENixon's picture

I believe Madame Defarge was a character in "A Tale of Two Cities"

ajax's picture

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tetes tombaient.

Doc Occ's picture

Rich, nice point.

You got me; very sharp.  Yes, I confused Madame DeFarge in A Tale of Two Cities with the cruel Madame Thenardier in Les Miserables.

Whew, these readers at ZeroHedge are not only intelligent but erudite; which is all good.

It keeps everyone on their toes.

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DoChenRollingBearing's picture


Doc Occ brings to us the genius of Leonard Cohen.  The Master.

I do not need to see any other shows for the rest of my life now.

Apostate's picture

Nothing's stopping you.

The trouble is, the price signals are all distorted. You can make much more money by joining the system, raping your customers, and then moving on to the next victim.

Hence, Goldman Sachs...

Bob's picture

The Dickens, you say!

Yes, the guillotine teams must be reasoned with . . . or ministered to. 

Don't want just the worst of times.

Rusty_Shackleford's picture

I wonder what the French did with all of those guillotines?....

akak's picture

I hear they shipped all of them to the secret FEMA camps scattered around the USA --- for what reason, one can only speculate.

But it's all very hush-hush; don't tell anyone I told you.

jt's picture

History does not repeat itself but it does rhyme.  Themes of the French Revolution keep coming to mind in recent months.  The bankers thought they had won with Tarp and the other bailouts.  They may have only set in motion the sequence of events that will lead to the demise of the present system.  We shall see, and I think we shall see fairly soon.

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faustian bargain's picture

All right I confess. I did it.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

I knew it. I knew it was you all along.

When you changed your avatar (OK, I supplied the jpg but you forced me) I figured you were hiding something. BTW what is it exactly you're confessing to so I can also say I knew that to.

All kidding aside, this is when the fascist governments and the public keepers of the myth will go into high gear. People are starting to cry out and I promise you they will be denounced as traitors, malcontents, negative Betty's and so on.

The power structure will not dismantle willingly. We must increase the pressure on a daily basis by opening minds.