The Great Wailing

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Authored by Bonner & Partners' Bill Bonner, annotated by Acting-Man's Pater Tenebrarum,

Regret and Suffering

BALTIMORE – Victoribus spolia

So far, the most satisfying thing about the Trump win has been the howls and whines coming from the establishment. Each appointment – some good, some bad from our perspective – has brought forth such heavy lamentations.


Oh no! Alaric the Visigoth is here! Hide the women and children! And don’t forget the vestal virgins, if you can find any…


You’d think Washington had been invaded by Goths, now raping the vestal virgins (if there are any within the Beltway) on the White House lawns while the Capitol burns to the ground.

Trump is happening, of course. And the very people who made it happen are now in various stages of regret…  suffering… or hysteria. What a delight it is to see them in such pain!

All along I-95 – from the Holland Tunnel to Route 295 into the heart of D.C., at a distance of a football field between one and another – you see their fabled leaders, lieutenants, and water carriers crucified, with a small crowd gathered around each, weeping.

There is Hillary, of course. And Senator Elizabeth Warren (secretly happy to see HRC brought to grief). Then there’s Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman. If there is another 9/11 crisis with Trump in charge, he warns: “America as we know it will soon be gone.”

There are the Republican traitors, too – Colin Powell, Henry Paulson, Michael Chertoff – now hanging from their crosses. And there are the neo-con turncoats, too – Max Boot, Robert Kagan… Crucifixion is probably too good for them.

They are not only traitors to the Republican cause, whatever that may be, but warmongers, too, ready to switch allegiances just to keep the money flowing to their crony friends in the security industry. Now they all keen away – but what did they expect?


A random collection of establishment figures, shills, chicken hawks & frauds from the entire officially approved political spectrum. Whatever one thinks of Trump, the fact that he makes this seemingly diverse collection of welfare-warfare etatistes squirm in agony is deeply satisfying…


Had they not been lustily ripping off the working stiffs for decades? With their fake money and fake wars, they had transferred trillions of dollars from the Main Street economy into their own pockets. And then, after the grandest larceny in all of history, didn’t they lecture the poor victims on global warming, racism, and cisgender issues?

Had they not been so rapacious and sanctimonious, they might have their own egregious gal in the White House now! Instead, the country is run by a man they consider an outrageous jackass. Sniff… sniff… We feel so sorry for them.


“Great Disruptor”

But where does that leave us? It leaves us with the hero of 2016, too – the man who routed all those hopeless whiners. And it leaves us with the same swamp…  the same swamp critters pulling strings and hatching plans and the same fake wars – on the real economy, on terror, on poverty, and on drugs.

So far, the losers are crying – all the way to the bank. Donald Trump is a “great disruptor,” says the press. What exactly will he disrupt? If Mr. Trump is to “make America great again,” he must do more than make the insiders mad. He must make them pay.

We saw what destroyed the Soviet Union’s empire: win-lose deals. The nomenklatura, the insiders, the Communist Party hacks all made out well – for a time. Meanwhile, the average person suffered. His income fell in line with his liberty. Naturally, a lot of people didn’t like it.

Stalin had to use drastic measures to keep the losers in check. Between 1936 and 1937, his secret police, the NKVD, arrested 1.5 million people. They shot 600,000 – a rate of about 1,000 a day.


Unfortunately only this one grainy photograph (and variants thereof) of the event depicted above exists, but it captured a historic moment. It was taken in Moscow in 1934, at the 17th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Steelworkers from Tula had given Stalin a Mosin-Nagant rifle as a gift. He immediately began aiming it at assorted party colleagues attending the Congress, to much laughter, hooting and applause. If only they had known – he wasn’t joking, he was simply giving them a none too subtle hint as to what was coming next. Of the 1225 voting delegates at the Congress, less than half were still alive five years later – and as a rule, they didn’t die of old age. Of the 139 comrades voted into the party’s Central Committee on the day this picture was taken, less than one quarter died of natural causes. At least 98 of them were killed on Stalin’s direct orders. In short, 1934 was an exceptionally bad year for Communist apparatchiks in the Soviet Union to advance in their political career…

Photo via


By 1953, there were 5 million people in Gulags, or “internal exile,” in Siberia. Whole groups were exterminated, including poets, writers, scientists, and 85% of the Russian Orthodox clergy.

Meanwhile, win-win deals – voluntary exchanges – were practically outlawed. And without them, the system became so pathetic and unproductive, even the elite gave up trying to get anything out of it.


Moneymen and Gunmen

Now we know why America’s middle class suffers, too – not on the same scale, but for the same basic reason. Too many win-lose deals were imposed on them by the Parasitocrats, the insiders – the same people who now loathe the president they so richly deserve.

Household income in the U.S. is now lower than it was at the end of the last century. In the year 2000, the typical household had an income of $58,574. Today, it is only $57,827.

So now we know what Mr. Trump must do: reduce the number of win-lose deals to make room for more win-win deals. It is that simple. But doing so isn’t simple. The swamp critters – the insiders and Parasitocrats who control and profit from government regulations and legislation – are behind the win-lose deals. They’ll fight to protect them.


Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Treasure Island Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada June 18, 2016.

Is swamp drainage achievable and will the man with the plan be up to it? It is usually best to keep one’s expectations modest – as long as the Donald keeps delivering in the entertainment department and doesn’t start any useless wars, we will be by and large content…

Photo credit: David Becker / Reuters


We’ve seen, too, that the deals fit into three main categories: entitlements, the military-industrial-security complex, and Wall Street. As for the first, the Republicans have promised to overhaul Obamacare. But the president has sent mixed messages.

He also pledged to not cut entitlements. And when asked how he would pay for them, he answered that he knows “where to get the money from” and “nobody else knows.”

More than likely, the new president will be unable or unwilling to make any substantial dent in spending on pensions, pills, or schools. There are simply too many crony swamp critters and zombie voters on the receiving end. Besides, they are not completely lose-lose programs. Overpriced and inefficient they may be. Still, ordinary people do get some real benefits from them.

That leaves the two biggies: the military-industrial-security complex and Wall Street. Thus do the clouds lift and the picture clarifies. Trump and his team must try to rein in the gunmen and the moneymen, or they are nothing but conmen.


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Oliver Klozoff's picture

I mean, seriously, how can anybody not love this guy?

Mr.Sono's picture

I just don't see how he will drain the swamp. It's impossible. The swamp wants to impeach him and he has no authority to purge them.

Tallest Skil's picture

What, "no authority"? He can fire literally anyone–or EVERYONE–in the executive branch.

Mr.Sono's picture

If he starts doing that, the swamp will swallow him. Imagine government with out government workers. I can only dream.

Son of Loki's picture

When you hear Trump talk you see he is a benevolent man, all heart.

It's a shame the way these hateful shills (like cnn's acosta, npr, nyt, wapo, etc) bash him (and therefore bash Americans) 24/7.

Hillary and her gang including Huma (Queeen of Muslim Brotherhood), Pedopodesta, Wasserman, and many more need to be indicted and be locked up to protect Amercians. Add Soros and Soros, jr to that list an dperhaps egomaniac Kaine (who still looks like a pedo to me)

TheLastTrump's picture

This, in spades >>>> "When you hear Trump talk you see he is a benevolent man, all heart."


Meanwhile back at the funny farm....notice the photo of Trump looking crazed at the bottom of this article? Look at who did it. >

Photo credit: David Becker / Reuters

Nemontel's picture

The media is not to be trusted. They are enemies of the people.

lil dirtball's picture

Make them pay!

Make them pay!

Make them pay!

Make them pay!

Make them pay!

Make them pay!

USisCorrupt's picture

I'm with TRUMP !

Lock'em UP !

Expose Pizzagate !

Miss Expectations's picture

Free Ride on the Oroville Water Slide.

Stuck on Zero's picture

That's the job of the attorney general: use antitrust laws to break up the banks, break up Google, Apple, Microsoft, break up the big defense contractors and mostly break up the media conglomerates.

Zorba's idea's picture

I swear Kaine looks like "John Wayne Gacy" in a clown suit. Thank god that motherfucker aint a heartbeat away...

SixIsNinE's picture

Bonner : ..."

Oh no! Alaric the Visigoth is here! Hide the women and children! And don’t forget the vestal virgins, if you can find any…"

a few years ago some nuns from an Italian convent did a version of MADonna's "Like a Virgin" - i happened to turn on the fakestream morning fakery and the two American Women were announcing this new song and played a short clip of the nuns singing in a very beautiful and respectful take of the song.  The two fakesters were over the top in snickering/jeering about a woman actually being a virgin, like "eeewww" a virgin,  how quaint,  they overdid it so much that their teleprompters must have just been a long snicker/jibe / sneer .

it was distasteful.  but the fakestream message would surely be received for any young woman /girl who caught the morning fakery that day; it's NOT cool to be a virgin.


kommissar's picture

thanks for bringing that up.  i googled the vid, and have to admit it brought a tear to my eye.

Ludwig Van's picture


Thank you for the link, powerful on many levels, much more than just a song.


MalteseFalcon's picture

If you get nothing else out of Trump, he certainly has kicked the right people in the ass.

"Had they not been lustily ripping off the working stiffs for decades? With their fake money and fake wars, they had transferred trillions of dollars from the Main Street economy into their own pockets. And then, after the grandest larceny in all of history, didn’t they lecture the poor victims on global warming, racism, and cisgender issues?"

I couldn't have turned the phrase better.

If there is another 9/11 crisis with Trump in charge, [Krugman] warns: “America as we know it will soon be gone.”

LOL.  I've never felt safer.

mind reset's picture
mind reset (not verified) MalteseFalcon Feb 18, 2017 5:19 AM

I'm making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do...

Sam.Spade's picture

I don't know...

Aren't you worried someone might find out?  They do bad things to guys who host snuff paedophilia sites when they start doing time.

fattail's picture

Please.  Get it right.


Its "Papa John" PEDOsta.


83_vf_1100_c's picture

You should start your own website and quit shilling here.

stocker84's picture




Kidbuck's picture

Computers and automation could replace 90 percent of government workers. Hell, half of all Federal government workers could be eliminated tomorrow with no ill effect.

Troy Ounce's picture


You're right. And the amount of money the gubbemint could give back to the people would be astronomical.

Sell also 90% of Gubbemint real estate and say G'bye to the financial crisis!

Bastiat's picture

If you like bureaucrats your gonna LOVE digital bureaucrats.

Mareka's picture

A real swamp doesn't know that it's a swamp so it doesn't fight back when you try to drain it.

Giant Meteor's picture

He drains the swamp by attrition. If further evidence is needed, simply reflect on the lightening "pace" since the swearing in ceremony, what was it, like last week? Time flys, and it also wears people down.

I expect at some point to witness highly placed folks collapsing in heaps on the floor, kicking and screaming begging for "mommy." Long popcorn ...

Greatest show on earth ..

Giant Meteor's picture

Well done. And you are correct of course.

The attrition I'm more referring to, is in regards to the MSN, the talking head, lip moving mouthpieces, presently experiencing their own, "culture shock." ... By all means, keep posting developments, that seem to get lost is the sheer volume of absolute bullshit. I suppose another reason why quite often I go from cracking wise, to serious mode is, frankly much of what is being reported on is entirely bullshit. But hasn't this always been the case? Is this not why Trump and company are calling "bullshit" at every turn?

As someone else ponted out here, this thread. Every day people are no longer buying the bullshit. The unfortunate thing they are not getting a whole lot of truth either. Cuz that takes effort.

Again, well done and i ALWAYS respect and appreciate someone calling me on my own bullshit.

Best Regards,


Oliver Klozoff's picture

Tillerson must be busting his ass ....

You go old dude!

TheLastTrump's picture

NY Post has been Trump friendly from the get go. I see today that they're owned by the same corp that owns FOX.

BabaLooey's picture

I cannot WAIT for the first State of the Union address.

JESUS H. are we going to see liberal heads fucking EXPLODING all over the place.

PLUS - I believe we're going to see some PUSHBACK from Gen X Y and Z.............this summer.

People I know are getting exhauted sick of the lying medis and how they are treating Trump.

It's overkill. 

ironmace's picture

Oh shit. I forgot about this summer. Weathers warm and the kids are out of school.

Cities will be a hellhole. 

I don't even want to think about it.

Got The Wrong No's picture

As long as it stays in the cities the Dems will suffer. It's where their majority live. if it breaks out the violence and payback may ensue. The agitators will do what Soros decrees. Preparation is crucial.  

dogismycopilot's picture

The plan should be to bottle the progressives, illegals and democrats in the sanctuary cities. clean the rest of the country first. let the 'moderate' democrats see the violence of illegals and the progressives. Then we push them back from east to west and into the fucking Pacific. 


kommissar's picture

i hate to point this out, but some of us libertarians have jobs that only exist in cities with good airports.  just sayin'

Orly's picture

The PewDiePie attacks woke them up. 


Duc888's picture



Amazing what a VETO pen can do to a proposed budget.

chubbar's picture

What has to happen is Pedo/Pizza Gate needs to get kicked into high gear. Tillerson or FBI needs to arrest BIG names and soon. If that were to happen, the MSM couldn't ignore it and they couldn't brush it off or blame it on Trump. It would trace directly back to the laptop. If the FBI has good guys working in it and if they have those names, I hope they can pull an investigation together far enough to arrest either one or two big name politicians. That would change everything and there would be no putting this pizzagate genie back in the bottle like they are desperate to do by creating all these other diversions for the press!

Recriminator's picture

I totally agree. BUT, the swamp you refer to - Obama, Hillary, Bill and about a dozen henchmen need to be investigated, prosecuted and jailed. If they dug deep, it could be DOZENS of perps.

chubbar's picture

Agreed, but if they can get ONE big name politician and get him singing like a bird they will have the rest. If they can get the goods on this guy and have the evidence to jail him for life, he'll sing and more importantly the press will have to cover this.

kenlej's picture

It's called Sep 11 2001. That and Pedogate would drain all the reptiles from the swamp. 

TheLastTrump's picture

He'll withdraw from the race anyday now. :)

Winston Churchill's picture

DC was built on a swamp.

Nuke it from space, just to be sure.

kommissar's picture

indeed sir.  it was built upon a malarial swamp on purpose: to keep legislators from wanting to be there.  instead, it had the opposite efrect (they didn't know about natural selection back then) - it ended up breeding creatures that LIKE it there.  now we don't know what to do.

Wile-E-Coyote's picture

DT needs to get evil to defeat this scum. The trouble is will it consume him?

BuddyEffed's picture

Going evil and to the dark side by definition consumes, doesn't it?

Whatever happened to 1000 points of light? My guess is those points of light were supposed to trickle down. But what really happened is those points of light exited the left pocket just to re-enter into the right pocket.

Lynx Dogood's picture

We need a great termanation of gov. positions.


Thank God the Senate and House are helping Trump actually do things......... Never mind, they are owned and have to be replaced as well. Or as the left want's, we get civil war backed by George the mummy Soro's.

Marxism is so great, right??????

TheLastTrump's picture

Don't be too sure. Congress will fight Trump over certain things, they've already thrown up roadblocks.


I never see the CTR/ Media Matters types trashing Paul Ryan or McConnell.