Years ago in Slate's The Fray, I asked that question ad nauseum and was laughed at and ridiculed with hearty alacrity. "America is too rich to go bankrupt, you daft peacely2," the jingos typed back at me.
August 9, 2007...let's ask Paul Craig Roberts how that's goin':
Uncle Sam, Your Banker Will See You Now
Paul Craig Roberts
Early this morning China let the idiots in Washington, and on Wall Street, know that it has them by the short hairs. Two senior spokesmen for the Chinese government observed that China's considerable holdings of US dollars and Treasury bonds "contributes a great deal to maintaining the position of the dollar as a reserve currency."
Uncle Sam, Your Banker Will See You Now puts me in mind of Bush's 'speech' this morning just before Shrub cut and run to Kennebunkport to see Mama.
His nibs had his Mercury (speech; communications; announcements; thought processes) Return to its natal degree 9Leo51+ today but I like to use the rounding-down method for the Sabian Symbol for this one:
"9Leo": "Glass blowers shape with their breath glowing forms"...DEFTNESS...
pos: an effectiveness of personal participation in everyday existence;
neg/shadow side: willful or unintelligent distortion of reality. (Ya think? Me too. I recorded his "speech" because I had to motor and will review it later if I can manage.)
This is also the degree for Gonzo's natal Mercury and that of the Republican Party. Quite a pile-up, si?
Okay, but the interesting thing to me is that as Bernanke and the Fed were flooding the market with more liquidity (a word Bush mentioned this morning), the Moon 5Can08 was at the "Gamebirds feathering their nests" degree conjunct America's natal Jupiter (R-Party; gurus; rich men) and Mars 1Gem32 was at the descriptive "Santa Claus filling stockings furtively."
Somehow I'm sure ole Santa did. Stockings hung with care--in Germany, perhaps?
Meanwhile China yanked our drunken sailors' chains and France showed some feisty lack of confidence thanks to our terminally ill subprime lending market. No one wants it to get out how many bad loans they've made or are still holding.
Yep! the camel's nose has been under the tent for decades now and the bankrupting of America is going well for the neocon-lovin', war-mongerin', pocket-linin', papal-ring-kissin' crooks and swindlers who infest the nation's seats of power and corruption. And the tent is made-in-China, Japan, and any place but here.
Gold has been discovered in Haiti, rumor says. Will wonders never?
Guess the Sheeple will be so relieved to unionize with Canada and Mexico when it turns out we have no other choice, thanks to someone's bad management and fuzzy math--which I assert once again has been done according to plan in order to undermine national sovereignity all over the globe, not just in the USA.
Duhhh....a global economy will mean global collapse--who could disagree? So many things are collapsing these days, aren't they? Bush said today that the global economy is "strong"--one of the Martian's favorite words.
Plus, near the end of today's "press conference" Bush's natal Jupiter, old moneybags himself, was rising and bringing along the US Sec Progr'd (SP) Mars so take your pick--round it up or round it down...
"18Lib": "Two men placed under arrest"...CONSEQUENCE...
pos: a heightened challenge to every special talent (Shrub's talent is "catapultin' the propaganda"...his job, he says; la bouche, the mouthpiece);
neg/shadow side: total inappropriateness of impulse and act.
He's good at that. So was his performance this morning a futile attempt to put out financial fires--or to stoke them? He says Dems are overspending? Have all the mirrors been removed from the White House??? Get that narcissist a clear pond to gaze into!
Then, if you prefer, there's "19Lib"..."A gang of robbers in hiding"...DIVERGENCE...
pos: alertness to every threat against a true individuality;
neg/shadow side: abnormal mistrust of everything worthwhile.
Sitting upon Bush's natal Jupiter and the US SP Mars lately has been the transiting Jupiter/Saturn midpoint (thanks to the societal pair's tendency to Rx), so we've been seeing:
Jupiter/Saturn = sec Mars: discontent; a lack of endurance or tenaciousness; feeling unrewarded and making a change; an inconstant will; separation; not wanting to toe the line.
(A national Mars = the military; police force; men between appr 25-35, etc. Jingos can serve in Iraq, too.)
This means that Jup/Saturn was rising so there's:
Jup/Saturn = ASC: the tactician; separation; a change of occupation (!) or of residence (I'll rent the U-Haul if someone will pack his suitcase.)
So what was rising and conjuncting US SP Mars? Propagandistic
Mercury/Pluto = US SP Mars: the ability to master great tasks; sharp criticism; the desire to attack others; a blackmailer (and how Washington function without blackmailers?)
Mercury/Pluto = ASC: ability to exercise influence upon those in the environment; intellectual domination.
Therefore, Mercury/Pluto = Bush's n Jupiter: the art of persuasion; recognition by the masses; persuasion brings success; publicity; a crook or a swindler.
Well that's about all the arranging and designing of Shrubbery I can stand for this evening. It'll soon be 8:30 pm and even a 30Rock rerun has to be better than this merde.
Besides--I heart Alec Baldwin's acting and wish he wouldn't leave the show!