commentary by Roger Erickson
Have we just seen the instant when Republican's realize they've been duped again ... or at least get a chance to realize that?
The Real Romney Captured on Tape Turns Out to Be a Sneering Plutocrat
Our electoral dynamics are accelerating. Dems realized they'd been duped, about 6 months into Obama's admin. Prior to that the time lag to catch on was traditionally 4-8 years.
Meanwhile, citizens now have a historic opportunity to realize that the real dupes are themselves - whenever they accept that they have only 2 choices?
MMT addresses only a symptom. We need wider sharing of modern operational operations. MOO! :) Despite the obvious, expect many sheople to carry on saying baaah, by sheared statistics alone.
All this makes me realize that we're suffering from a highly distributed, scalable, Lunchhaving by Proxy Syndrome, where we're always convincing ourselves that something that is NOT wrong with us, is somehow to be considered as systemically wrong - all so that the Upper Looting Class can get obese eating everyone else's lunches.
That's unusual. The closest concept I can think of the INVERSE of a prion disease process. Instead of a diabolically unpredictable lock-&-key agent which recruits & perverts individual processes throughout a system, we now have a diabolically unpredictable system managing to invent virtual, systemic but entirely nominal "process problems." For effect, I'll call that inverted phenomenon a "Noirp" social disease, and even go on to predict higher order versions of the same cultural perversions, to be labeled Uoijd social diseases (double inverse-font of "prion").
Our culture needs an advanced semantic immune system. Just as Socrates saw through the Sophists who were saying that "your mother-dog is YOUR 'mother'" ... we need a modern day "Setarcos" to reverse our nonsense back to sense. Socrates' reverse-image might convince us what we have backwards vs forward. Hopefully, she could remind us that "our nominal debt is our bank" rather than believing what's backwards, i.e., that our fiat currency accounting "nominal deficit" figure is our real debt.
In the process of draining entirely nominal banking reserves by finagling double-entry accounting gimmicks, and then confusing those gimmicks for REAL process constraints, we're actually draining our situational awareness and group intelligence in addition! Both Socrates & his double agent Setarcos would be appalled at our lack of semantic agility.
Forget showbiz, there's no degeneracy like semantic degeneracy. Do try to have your discourse keep up with dynamic situations! Loose paradigms sink economies.