Shall We Not Revenge?

Tyler Durden's picture

Via Mark J. Grant, author of Out of the Box,

"Though this be madness, yet there is method in it.”
The gentleman, in this case, “protests too much” and in protest reveals the true meaning of his course which perhaps is a decline to bended knee and a supine position to his Master. It is scant days to the election and I cannot help but think that our continuing trip to the “presses of creation” is an act of contrivance to support “him that must be obeyed” while shameless in its purpose serves not the “greater good” but the lesser path of political contrivance. In reading the explanations and the rationale of the actions undertaken I am not swayed. In fact, there were too many reasons, too much offered of almost an apology that causes me to question the validity of the foundation of our present course. In a world where things are difficult and where our Central Bank rolls out the creation of money, once again, as the end all and be all of our supposed passage to financial Heaven; I mark the day and note the consequences. Down with the Dollar and up with equities and down with mortgage rates and all contrived and perhaps ill conceived and, unlike Europe, “all for one” but not one for all; for who does not wish to be named in any chapter of this ill-begotten play.
"Can one desire too much of a good thing?”
                              -As You Like It
In our world it is reality in the long term and perhaps the much too long term and in the short term; perception and the capture of the winnings. The Great Game is played to win and not too be right and so bragging rights accrue to those that called the ball and a nod to the win of their endeavors and a respectful nod it is but for the perpetrator; a disrespectful shrug and a fair amount of insolence. Not that it was ever disconnected perhaps, the Banker from the State, and the charade is useful no doubt but still; I do not applaud this characterization or any ones that occurred in the earlier chapters. What is difficult now will be made all that more difficult later by the actions of our Fed but then the players will be gone and it is only the barely considered members of the nation that will suffer as a result of these slings and arrows tossed so carelessly across the bow of our nation’s future.
"Conscience is but a word that cowards use, devised at first to keep the strong in awe.”
                   -King Richard III
So, along with the rest, it is to be commodities up, oil up, gold up but what of the citizens; what of the people and no hooray from me for the abuse of power. It is a bill that will have to be paid and a scheme that has a cost and a stroke for the government and a stroke against those that have to pay for it. The dislocation between the governing and the governed could not be greater and I take no pride in watching the machinations of men with no thought for this generation; much less those who will follow. A shameless rout and ill gotten gains and a certain sadness for America.
"If you prick us, do we not bleed, if you tickle us, do we not laugh, if you poison us, do we not die and if you wrong us; shall we not revenge?"
                           -The Merchant of Venice

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not fat not stupid's picture

Thanks. Tyler and ZH. We need you now, more than ever. (Please Obi Wan you are my only Hope)

GetZeeGold's picture



Just bow to them......they dig that crap.


SWRichmond's picture

The dislocation between the governing and the governed could not be greater

Oh, yes it can.

Precious's picture

Bernanke just went from loser crack-head to a full blown heroin addict willing to steal anything and kill anybody for his next fix.

Michael's picture

Revenge is a dish best served cold.

I'm voting for Obama and against all currently sitting congress critter incumbents for pure Revenge against the RNC.

Bananamerican's picture

"Can one desire too much of a good thing?”
                              -As You Like It

Shakespeare's like, "the anti-rapper"....

NewWorldOrange's picture

There's only one force left to trust. Our own.

Let is begin here and now. Let's set the date. March 15, 2013. The Ides of March. The day Caesar was taken down. We all simply set down the Doritos, turn off the TV, and walk out into the street. Everyone. Let the crowds grow. If you're close to your city council, march. If you're close to your state capital, march on that. If you're near DC, march on that.

Against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

The enemy is domestic. They've trampled and abused every word of the Supreme Law of the Land. Through their machinations they have destroyed our way of life and will soon send us into the chasm. They must be brought to justice in the only manner possible.

March 15, 2013. Lock and load. Spread the word. Make it go viral. American Spring.

Shizzmoney's picture

Love the idea......too bad that week is St Patrick's and the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament.  No way the proletariat uprises then.

This will probably happen in June/July.  THe weather is hot, and so will the American people.  The Neo-Cons and Neo-Libs have no idea that running out.

NewWorldOrange's picture

If it's not the NCAA it'll be some other excuse.

If this can go viral and take root, it can work. I realize the odds are slim, given we live amongst so many sheeple, but look at Arab Spring...and come March 15, things could be pretty damn bad. Grocery store shelves could be empty, or gas could be at $8. If not, maybe the date gets pushed back. Maybe not enough come out of their homes, but maybe it sets a precedent for the next time when conditions are much worse, which is eventually a mathematical certainty.

But it seems to me that something really big is coming real soon. The Fed is in full panic mode.

Commit. Take a stand RIGHT HERE AND NOW that you will support the Ides of March as REVOLUTION DAY. Commit do doing everything you possibly can to making the case, blogging it (create a blog of your own, I am), tweet it, study what those who made Arab Spring happen did, do something to draw major attention to it in a positive way, repeat the motto "American marches on the Ides of March."

We don't even need an Operation Mayhem. Violence will backfire. We just need Operation Ghandi. If tens of millions take to the streets with no intention of leaving until TPTB are in custody and awaiting trial for treason, malfeasance, bribery, corruption, and everything else they can and should be tried for.

Just do it. What else ya' got? Something better? I'd like to hear it. If not, commit to something. This can work. It worked for the Tunisians, the Egyptians, and many other peoples throughout history. No need to bring arms (probably), no need to do much of anything. Except spread the word at all times. Truly commit. Center your life around this. And when the time comes, bring yourself and your family and everyone you can into the street and march to city hall. Don't stop until it's done.

The Federal Government and Federal Reserve have declared war against the Constitution, the people, and against sanity and truth itself. If we are to salvage any wealth or liberty, we must mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor. I do.I'm going to beat this dead horse into the ground like a player piano in all I do and say. If enough join goes viral. If you don't, then what are you here for? It's time for an American Spring, and we all know it.

America marches on the Ides of March.

New_Meat's picture

"Lock and load."

Always enjoyed that term.

- Ned

11b40's picture

"Lock & Load, Rock & Roll"

If you don't know, the rock & roll part is for setting your M-16 on fully automatic.  You just had to make sure you had plenty of ammo, 'cause it would eat a clip before you knew what happened.  I understand they later modified the function so you only got a 3 round burst before having to squeeze again.

Do it, baby. Do it. 

It is very thrilling, but I stop short of thinking of it as "enjoyable" ;-)

New_Meat's picture

bolt closes the breach and, well, it is tough to load ;-)

CH1's picture

Better still, walk away from the slave system.

Just stop living their way. We can build our own economy and our own ways of life, separate from the system-masters.

NewWorldOrange's picture

Yeah, right. TPTB will just stand by and allow that. The "system-masters" will just turn the other cheek. Get real, Ikea Boy.

The criminals and traitors have taken control of America and are hellbent on destroying it, wittingly or not, and we MUST STOP THEM SOON.

On March 15, 2013, march on your city councils, state capitals, DC. Whatever you can manage. At 8am your time, just grab your family and walk into the streets. Refuse to disband or go home until the city councils oblige, the local police oblige, the state capitals oblige, the national guardsmen and armed forces oblige and follow their oaths, and TPTB in DC, including every Congressman, top administration officials, the DOJ heirarchy, have all been arrested and are awaiting trial. Been stocking up on food, water, etc? Stock up more. You'll need it in the streets. Did you think all that preparation was for survival in the woods? Really?

Let the revolution begin. Demands: TPTB are tried for treason against their Oaths to support and defend the Constitution, for cronyism, rampant bribery and corruption, lies, crimes against humanity, malfeasance, and plenty of other charges that not only makes them unfit to serve, but TRAITORS and CRIMINALS and THUGS.

America marches on the Ides of March. 8am local (your) time -- get in the streets. It's our last, best hope. Make this go viral. American Spring.

Stop! Tweet this. Email it to everyone you know. Post in on Youtube, your Facebook page, anywhere. LET'S MAKE THIS GO VIRAL. It's been done and has toppled governments in just the past few years.

IT'S OUR TURN. HELP IT GO VIRAL. If you're not doing it, you're just another Ikea Boy sheeple all talk pussy. So get busy or STFU and bend over bitch. I'm not "the One", you're not "the One", and Will Smith isn't going to come along and save us. If you want to bring on revolution in America, get to work. The pen is mightier than the sword. Get busy using it. All day. Every day. Spread the world.

American marches on the Ides of March.

LawsofPhysics's picture

Very clear that Ben will save the Banks and finanacial houses through worthless asset purchasing.  Gee, who could have seen that coming?

Nothing changes until the moral hazard is addressed and there are real consequences for bad behavior.  Fraud and "mark to fantasy" remain the status quo, hedge according.

Meesohaawnee's picture

i smell a margin hike at 3:01pm

GetZeeGold's picture



Didn't see QE3 coming.....but he can spot a margin hike 10 miles away.


CDSMonkey's picture

The Shakespeare quotes are easier to read than the article itself, but yes, Ben is going to print and print and print and print. God help us all

midtowng's picture

Do I need to remind you Tyler that the "governing class" are NOT politicians?

GetZeeGold's picture



Talk loud to Tyler......he's getting old and hard of hearing.


Jethro's picture

'Tis true.  The time has passed for them, and this is merely a scramble to hold on to their way of life.  It is an all or nothing gamble, and they have wisely placed their bets on the stupidity of the average citizen.  The problem for them lies in the fact that if even 1% chafes at the yoke, that 1% is larger than most nations armies.  We are not amused.....

11b40's picture

....not to mention better armed. 

If it ever really starts here, it will be unlike anything the world has ever seen.  No civillian population on earth has ever been so well armed, nor so 'independently minded', nor so capable of communicating, coordinating, etc.

Plus, when threatened, America still tends to come together.  In my opinion, our govenment could absolutely NOT count on the military - Active Duty, Guard, or Reserves - to put down a mjor uprising that was justified.  In fact, just the opposite could well be the case, with senior military officers directing their attacks on the government itself.  It worked during the civil war with a North-South divide, but if an angery middle class does stand up, no way in hell can the wealthy count on protection.

Anglo Hondo's picture

Mark, have you been drinking this early in the morning?  I read this twice, and still did not understand the point.


bank guy in Brussels's picture

Mark Grant is getting even more pompous now that he was totally wrong about Europe and doesn't want to admit it.

Mark 'jack in the box' Grant is also trying to 'baffle 'em with bullsh*t' -

After he was claiming for weeks that the 'Germans with the capital' would slap down the ECB and Mediterranean countries on bailouts and bond-buying ...

Whereas both Merkel and the German court rolled over, just like many of us had said they would ... to prop up the vulnerable German banks, insurers and pension funds.

Mark Grant got totally sucked into the fake German rhetoric for German  domestic political consumption. He doesn't understand Europe, so he couldn't see Merkel's and German's 'dirty secret' - German vulnerability after lending so much to southern Europe.

But, unlike his fellow ZHer, Graham Summers of Phoenix Capital, equally wrong about this fake 'Merkel and Germans vs. Latins', Mark Grant is not fessing up to his big mistake

Man up, Mark Grant, you really got it WRONG, despite all your 'clever' quotes from Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland and Shakespeare.

More bullsh*t laid on thicker does not make him any more believable now.

Nacho Libre III's picture

Now paul is a real estate novelist...

Dr. Engali's picture


Cry "Havoc!" and let slip the dogs of war,
That this foul deed shall smell above the earth
With carrion men, groaning for burial.

William Shakespeare.....Marcus Antonius

adr's picture

I think his point is that the time for action by the population has already passed. Americans by the thousands should be storming every Fed branch and burn them to the ground. The financial district of NYC should look like Berlin 1943. Bernanke should be forced to drink poison in his bunker.

Muslims are storming embassies for the supposed reason that some idiot made a video that says bad things about a prophet.

Bernanke pretty much assures the destruction of the US economy, and made sure anyone still living off earned income will lose everything. Americans turn on the latest TLC freak show, and complain about their EBT card not having enough on it.

Bernanke is worse than Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and every other dictator in history. People just don't see it because there aren't marching armies. Well an enemy force seeks to end your way of life, and place you under control of thiers. The Fed has ended the American way of life. The next step is labor parity with China and a 100sq ft shack that resembles a shanty town in South Africa.

War has been declared against working Americans. Will we fight, or will we roll over and capitulate so we can stay in our homes and take our ration cards from Comrade Obama.

shovelhead's picture

...and if you wrong us; shall we not revenge?"

Indeed, I believe that they understand this.

Cash for cronys and hollowpoints for the people.

CH1's picture

Hence the billion or so hollow points they recently purchased. (With your money, I hasten to add!)

Waterfallsparkles's picture

With so many Boomers Retiring, it is a travisty that their Money will be depreciated so heavly.  Plus, absolutely no interest return on their lifetime savings.

Now, higher Oil for heating, Gas for cars and Food prices so high many will be calorie restricted.  Many will have to pull their Money out of the Market in the form of Principal just to survive, depleting their life time savings to 0.

All Hail the Omnipotent Bernanke for impoverishing our Seniors.

TraitorsHang's picture

The seniors impoverished themselves by not doing something about all the fraud >40 years ago. The bill is just now coming due.

This is not to say that they didn't have help. Tell the seniors to read my username for the answers. THEN we can have some progress.

Waterfallsparkles's picture

Cannot help but think that this move is to put America so heavly in Debt that the Banks or other Countrys will end up taking over the US and leave the Citizens with nothing but Dreams of what might have been.


New_Meat's picture

"A Strategy to End Poverty," The Nation, May 2, 1966.

Mercury's picture

The dislocation between the governing and the governed could not be greater

Well not necessarily. To the extent that people want free stuff and politicians are promising it to them I'd say that they're on the same page here...

johnQpublic's picture

long toilet paper as shit approaches fan


"Shall we not revenge?"

I shall NOT participate in this economy:

I shall pay cash 

I shall buy local 

I shall become self reliant

I shall barter

I shall not vote

I shall stack silver / gold

I shall be frugal

I shall be happy

I shall have fun

I shall be forgotten

I shall not care for what they do

I shall survive

Even prosper 

George Parr's picture

Why is anyone either surprised and or upset?

The republicans want to audit the Fed, may be even bring back the gold standard and, worse of all, they have not yet expelled Ron Paul from their ranks. Also, Mitt Romney clearly stated that he would not reappoint uncle Ben as Fed chairman.

It stands to reason that the Fed would do all it can to insure the reelection of Barry O.

Actually, I am puzzled that they stopped at buying MBS's: I mean, why didn't they just donate $40B to the Obama campaign and be done with that?

crawl's picture

Romney said he would fire Bernake if he became President.  Bernake wants to keep his job.  Bernake will do what he can to keep his boss in office.  'Nuff said.  Go long cotton paper producers.

LawsofPhysics's picture

Riiiiggggghhht.  That must be why all the wall-street banks (who benefit from the MBS buying Bernanke is embarking on) are all backing Romney.

WaEver's picture

Mark should try some humble pie. I hear it tastes great

rustymason's picture

For decades the money-changers and their international biz buddies pillaged the third world. Now they are doing it to us.