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How to Get Rich from Liberal Delusions (Strategy: Spot a Libtard delusion and bet against it)
American Thinker ^
| James Lewis
Posted on 01/30/2011 8:29:54 AM PST by SeekAndFind
The secret to instant wealth is to spot a mass delusion and bet against it. The Tulip Craze. Florida swamp land
Getting the timing right is tricky, but we are blessed with an overload of mass delusions. You can pick your own favorite. Delusional bubbles have to pop at some point, because the people who are paying for them eventually figure out that they've been had.
Global warming fraud is now in the midst of a slow collapse. The Chicago Carbon Exchange just closed, because the investors figured out the scam. But the list of liberal crazes is long, and we can expect the media to make up ever-new headlines to keep their business model alive. For George Soros, it's not only profitable, but it's also a good cause, because socialist world government is his guiding fantasy. It was socialist Europe that made up global warming, and turned Mad Cow into a mass hysteria. You can bet that the big investors had it figured out long before things got rolling.
Then there is the Chevy Volt, a fantasy "hybrid," financed in part by thirteen trillion tax dollars from Obama. There will be huge government subsidies for electrical charging stations to juice up your golf cart every forty miles. So invest in golf cart technology.
Then there is ZeroCare, Bee Colony Collapse disease, and flesh-eating bacteria. What will they call next season's flu virus? Maybe Mad Swine Flu?
The one thing we know is that the left will find another scare story to panic you with.
Our media hysterias are so dumb -- they are so anti-science, anti-technology, and anti-common sense -- that the only question is "When will the next balloon go up?"
But don't expect the libs to figure it out. They will fall for it the way they always do. Mass delusion satisfies their need for a personal faith. They may not believe in any organized religion, but the media have them believing in organized panics.
Making money from liberal delusions is not new. Bernie Madoff ran his Ponzi scheme on liberal charities 'cause that's where the biggest suckers are. Starry-eyed college kids are now planning careers in "the nonprofit sector," meaning they expect to take their salaries and perks off the top. But they need good media sob stories, like Obama's and Bill Ayers's pitch
to a foundation, getting 196 million bucks for inner-city schools with a "jazz-based curriculum." Then they took the money to buy political IOUs in Chicago.
Obama started off as a con artist, and he is still doing it, but on a much grander scale. Millions of liberals still bow down to their little home shrine of Obama today because they're terrified of being called "racists" if they don't. Political correctness is a giant guilt trip to bilk America. Al Sharpton goes for direct extortion, but there are many ways to milk this cow.
Barney Frank specialized in laws requiring empty mortgages backed by Fannie and Freddie, and then he got his friends big jobs at those fraudocracies. But that takes clout in the Democratic Party or the Chicago Machine. Buying politicians is cheap, because election campaigns are inexpensive compared to what you can get from them. As for the Big Liberal Media like Ted Turner and GE, they just give Obama free glorification and call it "news." The Democrats pay back the favor with special goodies for GE and Ted. That's why GE and the guvmint are such good chums.
If I were the Saudis, I would be buying the green movement in Europe and America, just like the KGB did for almost a century. The Saudis would be crazy not to. After all, if Canadian shale comes up with endless clean natural gas, the price of oil is bound to fall. If you're a Saudi princeling, what do you do? You give money to Al Gore and his green mob. Oil is the only saleable commodity in Saudi Arabia, other than hate-the-infidels propaganda and the hajj. So they need liberal mass delusions to stop safe nuclear power in America and Europe.
It can't take a lot of money to buy agents of influence in the media; just find some up-and-coming greenie fanatics in the journalism schools and turn them to your cause as early as possible. The professors will help you spot them, just like Cambridge professors spotted homosexual Communists in the 1930s. British intelligence was completely penetrated by the KGB, and in more ways than one. Give the kids free trips to Saudi, and swamp them with the ecological idealism of the Saudi Royals. Then you get them jobs in the media and pick out the winners. If they have useful addictions, you can keep them hooked. Green propaganda has to get nuttier and nuttier as the media frauds bid for more money from the Saudis.
Love and peace, dude, love and peace.
As ZeroCare takes over our medical care, millions of Americans will go for treatment in Mexico, Costa Rica, and Thailand. Obama's death panels are going to schedule your decease in time to save money. ZeroCare is going to turn American medicine into a single, finite kitty. Your spending on medicine now means less for everybody else. But you don't have to obey the new Medical Commissars. You can retire abroad, or just go there for medical treatment. That's why socialist governments always need to be more and more coercive, because people keep trying to run away. Black and gray markets are bound to explode.
The feds will try to stop you, of course. They can't stop Mexican illegals crossing the border with drugs, but they will try to stop you from fleeing with your own money. In socialist Europe, there is a huge flow of money to Switzerland and Luxembourg, which have less banking regulation. Barbados and Belize will rise, along with Greenland, Vanuatu, and Nova Scotia.
Drugs are a substitute for money, like gold and jewels, but I wouldn't invest in poisons that kill people. There are true believers in marijuana, like George Soros, who won't have any qualms about investing a couple of hundred million in such a beneficial vegetable. Joseph Kennedy, Sr. made his family fortune smuggling booze during Prohibition, and alcohol kills more people than cigarettes. A lot of the Irish have a genetic susceptibility to alcoholism, so old Joe made his millions from creating giant epidemics of misery, violence, and early death among his own Irish supporters.
Today the EU capital of Brussels is famous for graft, because tens of thousands of EU decrees come from there. The EU in Brussels has never passed its own annual audits. Never. Political corruption goes with coercing free markets. You can therefore expect the flow of money to lobbyists, tax lawyers, and tax havens to explode.
When Bill Clinton federalized Utah Lands, Senator Feinstein's billionaire husband shifted his money to Chinese mining. Why? Because Clinton took known Utah minerals off the market "to protect the environment." Chinese minerals were bound to go up because there are only so many identified mineral sources. The eco-ninnies were manipulated, but they still adore Bill for playing to their batty beliefs. It's happy time for all, especially the Bernie Madoffs of this world.
Liberal gullibility is the most biggest resource in the world. All you have to do is spot the latest crazes (easy enough) and place your bets the other way. It's like your own casino. In the long run, you can't lose, because reality always wins in the end. The only question is when those bubbles will pop.
I recommend diversification.
TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: delusion; liberal; liberalism
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The big one: When liberals borrow and spend our economy toward an inflationary oblivion, investing in tangibles and commodities like oil and precious metal is the smart play.
posted on 01/30/2011 8:33:29 AM PST
by Atlas Sneezed
("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
...When liberals borrow and spend our economy toward an inflationary oblivion, investing in tangibles and commodities like oil and precious metal is the smart play.
Real estate is down right now. Investing in residential real estate is an interesting play. When times get tough, families still have to pay the rent, and when inflation takes hold that rent is going up.
posted on 01/30/2011 8:43:05 AM PST
The professors will help you spot them, just like Cambridge professors spotted homosexual Communists in the 1930s. British intelligence was completely penetrated by the KGB, and in more ways than one.
I don't care who you are, that thar' is funny!
Seriously, great article.
posted on 01/30/2011 8:44:53 AM PST
(Fear God and Government - especially when one tries to become the other!)
Very nice, but most of the “liberal” delusions discussed aren’t the kind of thing one can take a short position in.
I mean I’d love to be able to short any “reform” of American science and math education coming out of DEd or any college of education dominated by Deweyites and Vygotskians (meaning virtually any in the U.S.) so I could profit when the actual effect on science and math known is nil to negative, but I don’t see how.
One can’t short the Chevy Volt, one can only short GM, and if their non-U.S. operations turn a profit, one could easily lose on a short position.
So, all we take from the article as actual investment advice is to watch for financial instruments (like “carbon credits”) based on leftist delusions and short those.
posted on 01/30/2011 8:47:14 AM PST
(And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
What to have a great career with a guaranteed six figure salary???
1) Start a non profit,special learning ‘center’ for underprivileged and ‘educated challenged’ children with a branch to help the parents teach their children.
2) Lobby the gullible left in the state assemblies for aid to “Help the Kids”
3) Hit up guilty lefties for donations
4) Claim that EVERY kid has some sort of learning disability,Attention deficit issues or , has been ignored by the system thereby justifying children ‘attending ‘ the center.
5) Don’t actually teach the children but hire a bunch of psych majors to preach ‘feel good’ rhetoric.
6) graduate every kid who can’t read,write or do math because of self esteem issues.
7) Plead for more money because there ARE NOT enough resources to Help the Kids.
I’ve seen several of these ‘schools’ in Austin, there are rarely any kids there,they have HUGE staffs, and they are a joke.
posted on 01/30/2011 8:52:53 AM PST
The secret to instant wealth is to spot a mass delusion and bet against it. The Tulip Craze. Florida swamp land.
True, but timing is critical. Bet against it too soon and you lose. Timing the collapse of a bubble is not easy.
True, though maybe you could consider investing in America's competitors a kind of shorting:
"When Bill Clinton federalized Utah Lands, Senator Feinstein's billionaire husband shifted his money to Chinese mining. Why? Because Clinton took known Utah minerals off the market "to protect the environment." Chinese minerals were bound to go up because there are only so many identified mineral sources."
The logic seems pretty sound: when liberals sabotage the United States, invest your money in those who benefit from the sabotage.
posted on 01/30/2011 8:59:54 AM PST
I’ve got a few small rental houses now, and have been thinking along the same lines.
posted on 01/30/2011 9:02:27 AM PST
(Islam delenda est)
How to Get Rich from Liberal Delusions (Strategy: Spot a Libtard delusion and bet against it)
I do and I have (see tag line).
Personally, for the past couple of years, I have been betting the government will completely trash the dollar. Made about 50 percent ROI the first year; made about 220 percent last year. Both net after tax.
I'd rather be completely wrong about the idiots in Congress and the Wee Wee, but I figure that in the alternative it doesn't hurt to ease the pain.
posted on 01/30/2011 9:06:02 AM PST
(Always trust in the five G's: God, Gold, Guns, Grub, and the Government screwing up)
To: Sherman Logan
Sometimes it is. Right now, f'rinstance, Brent Crude is trading $10 over WTI. Basis the June futures, it's $5.41 over. Reason: Hetco has taken 1/3 of the physical cargoes of North Sea (Brent, Forties, Odelisk) crude for February delivery.
This almost unprecedented differential between WTI and Brent cannot be maintained for any significant period of time. Therefore, buying June (or later) WTI and selling same-month Brent against it is a winner BUT, one doesn't know how wide the spread CAN get, might have 8-10 dollars risk in the trade. So, to limit the risk, one does the trade with options, buying June WTI calls and buying June Brent puts. Voila, $ in pocket by end of May, unless WTI and Brent both stay within roughly a 3 dollar range (they won't, btw).
Sometimes one can time the collapse of a bubble.
posted on 01/30/2011 9:07:24 AM PST
(Zerobama -- a phony and a prick, therefore a dildo.)
I’ve always said liberals need a cause in life, because their own lives aren’t cause enough to live.
My hubbies got to see this article.
posted on 01/30/2011 9:18:48 AM PST
(If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
To: SeekAndFind; Liz; Bob the builder; SierraWasp; Ernest_at_the_Beach; tubebender
During the Clintoon years I developed a simpler way to invest.
Never own a mutual fund nor stock/bonds from any company that is controlled by liberals.
Get out of the stock market, when/before the liberals take over congress like when Pelosi/Reid took over. Go for Gold etfs and Silver etfs that thrive during left wing control. You can buy ETFs that short the Dow like Dog when liberals take over the spending in America.
When liberals are in control of congress, never buy any financial paper/% when it sounds too good to be true. Because it is to good to be true.
posted on 01/30/2011 9:21:18 AM PST
by Grampa Dave
(ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
posted on 01/30/2011 9:25:26 AM PST
(Freedom!! It's not just another word.)
Another great one from Lewis from the past:
Obama the Red Avenger
By James Lewis
The French called Hitler a revanchiste a Kaiser soldier of World War I who was aching to avenge that defeat. Hitler made no secret of his desire for revenge. He made it a Nazi slogan. Well, you can have ideological revanchisme as well for instance, a Marxist determination to take revenge for Americas victory against world Communism in the Cold War.
The word Marxist is now used as a kind of a sly boast in academia; I just talked with a professor who calls himself a Marxist historian, and smiles to himself when he says it. He obviously thinks hes a hero by being a Marxist in America. But according to Marxist historians themselves Red regimes killed at least 100 million people in crimes, terror and repression, with still more dying today in North Korea. Thats not even counting the dead and wounded in wars fought by Communist regimes.
Obamas early life indicates that young Barry may have been brought up as a Red Avenger against America. We know that he talks like an anti-capitalist and an anti-Constitutionalist, and that he compulsively apologizes for American actions during the Cold War. The Cold War was not something we started; it was started by Lenin, Stalin, Mao, and other totalitarian mass murderers long before the Korean War and the Vietnam War, our two hot proxy wars in the Cold War.
What we havent understood is how deeply Obama was indoctrinated in the war against America from childhood onward. But every intelligence agency in the world has to have it figured it out, because its all in the public record. Leftists around the world have also known it from day one, and that includes the leading Democrats. Obama was not an unknown to Democrat Party apparatchiks. Or the media. Only the American people were kept in the dark. The media and the Democrats are still doing their Obama cover-up today, and hoping they will get away with it.
posted on 01/30/2011 9:27:08 AM PST
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I didn't say for whom.
posted on 01/30/2011 9:28:49 AM PST
by The Comedian
(It's 3am all over the planet.)
“The logic seems pretty sound: when liberals sabotage the United States, invest your money in those who benefit from the sabotage.” ~ Yardstick
OBAMA TELLS SAN FRANCISCO HE WILL INTENTIONALLY BANKRUPT THE COAL INDUSTRY
INHOFE: Well... if you do away with 50 percent of our electricity in America, then those individuals who are generating less electricity by using some other means are going to jump in there and try to do it. The cost to the American people, according to the Wharton School of Economics, the Wharton econometrics survey, would be astronomical. And these people all have money that they can make.
Sure, if I were on the board of directors of GE, that’s making solar equipment and wind turbines, I’d probably say, let’s jump on this bandwagon and do away with coal-generated electricity. We’ll make a fortune. ...”
1/31/2007 CNN transcript - scroll 1/4 down the page to the Inhofe interview copied and pasted below.
China has seen the future, and it is coal
Jim Rogers January 14, 2011
posted on 01/30/2011 9:47:37 AM PST
(Trent Lott on Tea Party candidates: "As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them" 7/19/10)
OH, BE STILL MY HEART!
An embittered former Senator and Vice President Al Gore is seen here en-route back to prison after a federal appeals court refused to review his 20 year sentence for GROSS HYPOCRICY for his lead role as spokesman in the Climategate fraud conspiracy.
The same court recently rejected the appeals of the lengthy sentences of the 137 alleged UN scientists Gores co-conspirators for falsifying data supporting so-called Cap and Trade legislation that trial testimony disclosed would have virtually destroyed what remained of the U.S. economy while unjustly enriching Gore and a cabal of insiders.
During his trial, Gore was notified by the Nobel Committee that he would have to return the large monetary prize and the gold metal awarded him in 2009. He told reporters that the last of his prize money and the 100 million or so hed bilked from taxpayers while running his scam had gone to the lawyers and Tipper pawned his medal when she left him for an achondroplastic dwarf NBA center and filed for divorce after his conviction.
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