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MarkGB 

"Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world" - Henry Kissinger

and yet...

"Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences" – Robert Louis Stevenson

US politics is heading for a Niagaran fall

In response to an FT article by Ed Luce on 6th April 2016, entitled 'Donald Trump is still just about on course'.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/3c247008-fbad-11e5-8f41-df5bda8beb40.html#ixzz451Yisq00

“The moral of the story is simple. People celebrate “Wisconsin nice” — and on Tuesday the Midwestern state’s electorate rejected the decidedly not nice Mr. Trump. But what happens in Wisconsin is likely to stay in Wisconsin. Mr. Cruz proclaimed a turning point in Wisconsin. In all likelihood it was just another bend in a Republican contest that is meandering steadily towards the Niagara Falls” - Ed Luce

The moral of this story is that the Republican establishment will do whatever they can to 'steal' this election from the voters - who clearly don't know what the 'money' has decided is good for them...that when the ballot box doesn't give elites the result that they want, they whine and wheedle, and when that doesn't work, they plot to rig a convention. 

They may try revoking rule 40B, a rule that stipulates how much support a 'floor candidate' needs to enter the fray. The 'entry bar' was raised in 2012 - essentially to prevent Ron Paul from upsetting Mitt Romney's increasingly wobbly apple cart. They may try something else. Whatever, the moral that an increasing number of people will take from this, is that 'democracy' is being revealed as a sham...which pretty much reinforces the 'popularity' of Trump. I.E. That's what he's been saying. The fact that these machinations are making his point for him seems to be lost on the GOP and the mainstream media, who appear to be either too stupid to notice, too corrupt to care, or too scared to speak out. So much for our cherished democracy - apparently it's not so cherished if it gives the 'wrong' answer.

And that's just the red elites, the elephant boys and girls. Look over to your left and you'll see a field of donkeys dressed in blue, beginning to bray in an alarmed fashion. Sadly for many hedge fund managers, 'philanthropists', and assorted Wall Street skimmers, good 'ole Bernie is on a roll, having won 7 of the last 8 contests. Thank God, or at least the Supreme Court, for Superpacs (and super delegates) - at least they know what's good for them. Sadly for George Soros and other believers in the divine right of kings and globalists - the millions of people sending in $5 to Bernie…don't. They still think their vote counts.

So, for me at least, the moral of this story hasn't changed - it gets stronger every day. This election, like the rise of fringe parties and referenda around the globe, is a backlash against a corrupt political and monetary system that will NEVER change itself from the inside. The Niagara Falls we are ‘meandering towards’, is its collapse - pushed over the edge by its own corrupt attempts to save itself.

And still the yen won't do as it's told

The Fed's flip-flops are about 'politics' not data