Just fricking wow.

Sad cowboy

What I’ve come back to:

First: If you still live in an urban or even suburban area and don’t have a well-planned and sited (and accessible) retreat shame on you. The amount of time you’ll have to react once Ferguson comes to your neighborhood in some way, shape, or form is going to be measured in minutes, not hours or days.

Second: Our nation is now officially a drunk private with a credit card at the “gentlemen’s club” with a “girlfriend” named “Tiffany”. And the private shows still cost extra.

The truth:

First, simple numbers.

# of Americans: 318 million (est.)

% of civilians in the labor force: 62.4%

# of folks employed in the private sector: 116 Million

Current US Debt: $18.2 Trillion

Per citizen (employed or not) chunk of that sammich: $57 Thousand

Per taxpayer bite of that sammich: $154 Thousand

The unfunded debt liability per taxpayer: $828 Thousand

Now two basic statements:

The number of folks in the working pool (meaning they work or are looking for work) ain’t going up.

.gov sector jobs don’t generate real income. Those wages and liabilities are burdens of the taxpayer.

If you think anyone (especially a politician) is going to fix this you’re fooling yourself. Folks there isn’t any fixing this. The generation of the Free Shit Army (FSA) currently glued to their phones aren’t going to let you cut social handout programs. Hell they’ll let you cut programs for folks that have actually earned them (soc sec and vet disability) before you cut the “gimmee free shit”. Cut defense spending? In the current state the world is in?

Do you see where it’s headed? 4 simple words: Halt and catch fire.

I love Libertarians. I gravitate that direction. But there’s simply no way the ballot box is going to do anything at this point but slightly prolong the life-support bill.

Third: WTF did anything having to do with being white become racist? Part of my recent soiree in the workforce included a stint in Africa. And ya know what? Those folks don’t really give two squirts of piss about what color you are, they measure you by your word, deed, and courtesy. We had a young former Marine (a black guy) who I had the distinct displeasure of having to sack for some drinking on the job issues. Instantly it became a matter of race. I was racist, the company was racist, the contract was racist, etc. wash, rinse, and repeat. He made quite a little spectacle of himself on the way out and was pretty loud about the “injustices” he was suffering. Ya know what happened? Afterwards one of the real African supervisors (meaning a native born African) commented that Americans are too fixated on race as an issue to ever get beyond it. Here’s a little insider info: I was told shortly after my arrival by the previous site super the real Africans aren’t too fond of the phrase “African-American”, they feel as connected to a black person from the US as they do someone from Mars. Go figure.

Next week: Dalrymple, intellectual dishonesty, and Confederate flags.

About Treaded

Semi-retired career and contract troop. I own and maintain my own small ranch out here in beautiful rural America.
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9 Responses to Just fricking wow.

  1. Sean says:

    Glad to see you are back at your blog. And man do you have a lot to catch up on in regards to writing. All jokes aside, you are dead right about the ballot box. Voting is not gonna do a damn thing in this country except bankrupt it more and/or polarize it more. It’s damn time for people to stop worrying about what’s happening in some state and start focusing on their lives and how they best can prepare for the coming crisis. Although sadly, people will still turn to the Gov for help.

  2. Queen Bee says:

    Pretty much sums it up. I mourned the loss of my country about two years ago. Frankly, I don’t know what country we’re living in now, but it’s not the US of A.

    The only thing left to do is Tribe up and try to survive when it all hits the fan.

    Stay safe,
    Miss Violet

  3. Brenda says:

    So glad I found your blog. Plan on moving next spring. Hope that is soon enough.

  4. glenn allen says:

    Nice report. So what do we do with the surplus people? kill em? ignore them til they go away? hunker in the bunker until it all blows over? join em if we can’t beat em? Try to enlighten them? round them up and enslave them? soylent green? what can be done? There’s an 400 pound pink gorilla that no one wants to touch. Keep up the fire!

    • Sean says:

      Why do you need to do anything? Just worry about them if they threaten you. You can force them to your way of thinking but then you would be no better than the Gov. Just live and let live but always be prepared to be the reaper

      • glenn allen says:

        Why do we need to do something? 7 billion people now.8.1 billion by 2025. Where’s that going to end? There is a huge bulge in africa, south east asia and central america. While elsewhere on the big blue ball 1 in 8 are already over 60. These issues may not be a
        immediate “threat” but they certainly are at the heart of the matter being discussed in the Lizards article. As the populations increase so will the pressure. It will certainly increase the enlistment in the FSA.
        Simply put- where we going to put all these folks? Yeah I know it smacks of the ol’ Malthusian dilemma but it sure is getting crowded around here and the servings at the table are getting smaller. The masses are on the move and with good reason. Where do they all want to be? Where there is opportunity and room for growth. Can’t blame em either.
        How we manage this issue is going to effect us for generations. If anybody has a realistic workable plan on how to manage 8.1 billion people that doesn’t lead to some big GOV nightmare, the total loss of individual freedom and self determination I would really like to hear it. I want to see the entire human population of 7 billion live together in harmonious synergistic interdependence with our inalienable rights still intact. If we do nothing but just let it fester until it reaches critical mass, what then?
        In the mean while, ( cue music) Everybody sing- I’d like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony, with apple trees and honey bees and snow white turtle doves….tic toc tic toc.

  5. 55six says:

    The FUS was phuqed up when you left and is unphuqinrecognizable now.
    Preach! -55six

  6. LFMayor says:

    Lizard, hope you haven’t quit in disgust. There are more out there than you realize sir, each doing what they can to prepare. The ones I recognize are all laying low, watching. Smoldering. Those islands are what we’ll have to use. You’re probably correct in going quiet again now.

    Hope the holiday finds you and yours well.

    • Treaded says:

      No, been busy as hell. I have a couple of posts in the works and in between real life commitments and the Holidays I’ll get them finished and put up.

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