You Will Get Nothing for Christmas and Be Happy

 

The Biden Administration really seems to be taking the War on Christmas as a policy imperative. First, Dr. Fauci told us not to get excited about gathering with the family over the holidays because we probably won’t be allowed to. Now, word from the administration is don’t count on being able to buy or exchange a lot of Christmas gifts either. “‘There will be things that people can’t get,'” a senior White House official told Reuters, when asked about holiday shopping.”

We know the globalist left has fully embraced the World Economic Forum of a future economy where “You Will Own Nothing and Be Happy.” (Despite denying it). And danged if the Government’s heavy-handed, unscientific Covid response hasn’t accelerated that goal.  The $3.5 Trillion economic sledgehammer that is the “Build Back Better” plan will ensure that we will have nothing left after taxes and higher energy costs to buy any stuff with anyway. 

As good a job as the globalist left has done preparing people for a future of permanent scarcity, you have to give the Republican Party even more credit for forward planning. They’ve been conditioning their voters to expect nothing for decades.

(Full disclosure, my mate and I were discussing foregoing gifts anyway this year and putting the money into a closet remodel instead.) 

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  1. Randy Webster Member
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    Victor Tango Kilo: First, Dr. Fauci told us not to get excited about gathering with the family over the holidays because we probably won’t be allowed to

    This is crazy.  How are they going to stop us?

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  2. kedavis Member
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    Victor Tango Kilo: As good a job as the globalist left has done preparing people for a future of permanent scarcity, you have to give the Republican Party even more credit for forward planning. They’ve been conditioning their voters to expect nothing for decades. 

    Well put.  The left still expects freebies from their side, but “our side” regularly does nothing at all.

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  3. Spin Coolidge
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    So no hippopotamus, then?  Well [expletive]…

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  4. Hoyacon Member
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    I need to know where I can get lighted, large  masks for my shrubs outside.  Sort of like the snowflakes, and reindeer. and Santas.  White lights would be fine.  We need to make masks part of the Christmas spirit.

    The kids need to put a mask next to the cookies and milk in case Santa runs out.

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  5. kedavis Member
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    I need to know where I can get lighted, large masks for my shrubs outside. Sort of like the snowflakes, and reindeer. and Santas. White lights would be fine. We need to make masks part of the Christmas spirit.

    The kids need to put a mask next to the cookies and milk in case Santa runs out.

    Or a syringe.

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  6. Flicker Coolidge
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    I never realized it, but it really does come down to the tone and intent of the slogan.  I’ve looked at it as an optimistic or perhaps disingenuous forecast.  But it may be nothing other than a command.

    “You WILL have nothing — and you WILL be HAPPY!

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  7. kedavis Member
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    Flicker (View Comment):

    I never realized it, but it really does come down to the tone and intent of the slogan. I’ve looked at it as an optimistic or perhaps disingenuous forecast. But it may be nothing other than a command.

    “You WILL have nothing — and you WILL be HAPPY!

    OR ELSE!!!

    aka “The beatings will continue until morale improves.  (And really, even after that.)”

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  8. Doug Watt Moderator
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    Officer Friendly says; Get your Christmas shoplifting done early this year.

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  9. Addiction Is A Choice Member
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    “The president wants to make fundamental change in our economy, and he feels coming out of the pandemic is exactly the time to do that,  And if we don’t do it now, if we don’t address the cost of childcare, to go back to Josh’s question earlier, if we don’t address the climate crisis, if we don’t ensure that universal pre-k is a reality now, we’re not going to have the same opportunity to do it for some time.”

    Shorter Jen Psaki:  “Après moi le déluge.”  They know they are doomed and are hell-bent for leather.

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  10. James Lileks Contributor
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    These guys have accelerated from 0 – Carter with such speed I have windburn.

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  11. kedavis Member
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    James Lileks (View Comment):

    These guys have accelerated from 0 – Carter with such speed I have windburn.

    And still over 3 years to go!

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  12. Judge Mental Member
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    James Lileks (View Comment):

    These guys have accelerated from 0 – Carter with such speed I have windburn.

    Worse than Carter.  At heart, Carter was a decent man.  Remarkably unsuited to the job, but decent.  Biden and those actually running things are not.

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  13. James Salerno Coolidge
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    Judge Mental (View Comment):

    James Lileks (View Comment):

    These guys have accelerated from 0 – Carter with such speed I have windburn.

    Worse than Carter. At heart, Carter was a decent man. Remarkably unsuited to the job, but decent. Biden and those actually running things are not.

    Conservatives rip on him for this, but in the “malaise” speech Carter is telling Americans that they have the power to fix problems from the ground up. Not from the top-down, like every president or presidential candidate talks about today. I find that refreshing.

    Carter would have told us to go easy on the Christmas lights this year, where Biden’s stooges are telling us that we should probably call the whole thing off.

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  14. RufusRJones Member
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    Addiction Is A Choice (View Comment):
    “The president wants to make fundamental change in our economy,

    This article is pro socialist, but it’s very good writing on what the situation is today. 

    So how exactly do cryptocurrencies, with their anti-inflation agenda, provide a solution to this issue? The answer is, they don’t. In fact, inflation can be a useful tool for redistributing wealth. If wages and the cost of goods increase but the price of assets remain static or increase at a slower rate, it facilitates a transfer of wealth from those who derive income from savings, assets, and rent to those who derive income from work. ***By contrast, if the rate of return on investment is higher than the average increase in wages and growth then wealth will accumulate for those who are already asset-rich,*** as outlined by Thomas Piketty in his book Capital in the Twenty-First Century.

    I would say the left has this in their heads by default, and by default they are going to fix it their way. Nothing like that goes on with the GOP and most libertarians. 

    Act accordingly.

    https://tribunemag.co.uk/2021/10/crypto-is-not-an-alternative

    Also that is likely an improper use of the term inflation, but everybody knows what he means.

     

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  15. OmegaPaladin Moderator
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    I’m not exactly sure how they can mandate happiness. and I’m not inclined to find out.

    As for owning nothing?  That’s insanity.  Even young children have possessions and want to keep secrets.  Describing a future of no ownership and no privacy as happy makes no sense, even in a wacky speculative future sense.  If I own nothing, anybody can take everything I have access to.

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  16. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    Let’s go Brandon 

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  17. Lois Lane Coolidge
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    Victor Tango Kilo: (Full disclosure, my mate and I were discussing foregoing gifts anyway this year and putting the money into a closet remodel instead.) 

    Good luck finding a contractor with people who will do the work!!!  :)

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  18. genferei Member
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    The president wants to make fundamental change in our economy

    Well, as evil as J. Biden is, I very much doubt he actually has any such wish. So who is determining policy? Is AOC secretly some Machiavellian genius?

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  19. Z in MT Member
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    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    Addiction Is A Choice (View Comment):
    “The president wants to make fundamental change in our economy,

    This article is pro socialist, but it’s very good writing on what the situation is today.

    So how exactly do cryptocurrencies, with their anti-inflation agenda, provide a solution to this issue? The answer is, they don’t. In fact, inflation can be a useful tool for redistributing wealth. If wages and the cost of goods increase but the price of assets remain static or increase at a slower rate, it facilitates a transfer of wealth from those who derive income from savings, assets, and rent to those who derive income from work. ***By contrast, if the rate of return on investment is higher than the average increase in wages and growth then wealth will accumulate for those who are already asset-rich,*** as outlined by Thomas Piketty in his book Capital in the Twenty-First Century.

    I would say the left has this in their heads by default, and by default they are going to fix it their way. Nothing like that goes on with the GOP and most libertarians.

    Act accordingly.

    https://tribunemag.co.uk/2021/10/crypto-is-not-an-alternative

    Also that is likely an improper use of the term inflation, but everybody knows what he means.

     

    The problem is that because of Fed QE policy, asset inflation is still out running wage inflation. 

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  20. RufusRJones Member
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    Z in MT (View Comment):

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    Addiction Is A Choice (View Comment):
    “The president wants to make fundamental change in our economy,

    This article is pro socialist, but it’s very good writing on what the situation is today.

    So how exactly do cryptocurrencies, with their anti-inflation agenda, provide a solution to this issue? The answer is, they don’t. In fact, inflation can be a useful tool for redistributing wealth. If wages and the cost of goods increase but the price of assets remain static or increase at a slower rate, it facilitates a transfer of wealth from those who derive income from savings, assets, and rent to those who derive income from work. ***By contrast, if the rate of return on investment is higher than the average increase in wages and growth then wealth will accumulate for those who are already asset-rich,*** as outlined by Thomas Piketty in his book Capital in the Twenty-First Century.

    I would say the left has this in their heads by default, and by default they are going to fix it their way. Nothing like that goes on with the GOP and most libertarians.

    Act accordingly.

    https://tribunemag.co.uk/2021/10/crypto-is-not-an-alternative

    Also that is likely an improper use of the term inflation, but everybody knows what he means.

     

    The problem is that because of Fed QE policy, asset inflation is still out running wage inflation.

    ***Don’t central plan anything unless there is no other option***. Central planning begets central planning until everything falls apart. In this case they are going to force 10% negative real rates down our throats.

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  21. RufusRJones Member
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    Think about it. When they force inflation, part of that is just fake money pushing things around, but part of it is psychological. The people in the Eccles building are treating us like lab rats. 

    Feel free to shoot any holes you want into that analysis.

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  22. Front Seat Cat Member
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    Addiction Is A Choice (View Comment):

    “The president wants to make fundamental change in our economy, and he feels coming out of the pandemic is exactly the time to do that, And if we don’t do it now, if we don’t address the cost of childcare, to go back to Josh’s question earlier, if we don’t address the climate crisis, if we don’t ensure that universal pre-k is a reality now, we’re not going to have the same opportunity to do it for some time.”

    Shorter Jen Psaki: “Après moi le déluge.” They know they are doomed and are hell-bent for leather.

    So can Psaki explain Biden’s pep rallyish speech on the economy, when people are “quitting their jobs” in droves and there are mass labor shortages, not due to COVID????  Apparently they have a “QUIT” index too, so that offsets job gains?  How do the quitters pay their bills and support their families?    https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/12/a-record-4point3-million-workers-quit-their-jobs-in-august-led-by-food-and-retail-industries.html

     

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  23. Front Seat Cat Member
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    genferei (View Comment):

    The president wants to make fundamental change in our economy

    Well, as evil as J. Biden is, I very much doubt he actually has any such wish. So who is determining policy? Is AOC secretly some Machiavellian genius?

    No Gen – not AOC – pay attention to the Build Back Better backdrops and Psaki’s words – they are Klaus Schwab’s………

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  24. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):
    We need to make masks part of the Christmas spirit.

    No, we don’t.

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  25. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
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    genferei (View Comment):

    Is AOC secretly some Machiavellian genius?

    AOC is actually an actress who was hired to play the part.

     

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  26. Western Chauvinist Member
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    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    Victor Tango Kilo: First, Dr. Fauci told us not to get excited about gathering with the family over the holidays because we probably won’t be allowed to

    This is crazy. How are they going to stop us?

    The Australians seem to have worked something out. . .

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  27. Western Chauvinist Member
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    Victor Tango Kilo: (Full disclosure, my mate and I were discussing foregoing gifts anyway this year and putting the money into a closet remodel instead.) 

    Didn’t you mean “bunker?”

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  28. RufusRJones Member
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  29. I Walton Member
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    They may be insane, but if we just sit here and complain, they’ll get what they want, whatever that balances out to be.  It depends on who is in charge; is it just a bunch of crazy Democrats and the self centered bureaucrats, or perhaps Soros et al, the Chinese or a loose combination of all of them,  held together by the fiction that Biden is in charge.   He has to go.  They’ll still control the VP but she could unravel quickly. In any event  they will steal the election and do what they want, jailing a few resisters.   States with governors willing to deal with the threat have to step forward and do so.  Begin with the border.  Close it using national guard, hiring or borrowing Federal border patrol to do their job, states without borders can send their national guard. If the Feds zero in and try to stop it, nationalizing the guard, sending military, the question becomes whether free Staes separate.  All of this takes time, and would be extraordinarily risky for the Feds. Would  the Feds actually step forward and help with the border, because stealing the election isn’t easy if it’s at all close, so may just oppose those trying to close it, but do nothing beyond talk and some spending,  i.e. bribes?  If we wait to see if elections are fair, it may be too late to take radical action.  

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  30. Phil Turmel Coolidge
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    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    Victor Tango Kilo: (Full disclosure, my mate and I were discussing foregoing gifts anyway this year and putting the money into a closet remodel instead.)

    Didn’t you mean “bunker?”

    Shush, you!  Euphemisms are the only things protecting some of us. /:

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