We Are All Just Boiled Frogs
We Americans have been subject to the boiling frog syndrome for decades. Did you know that you can boil a frog alive? If the frog is placed in cool water and the temperature of the water is raised sufficiently slow, the frog will not jump out and will be cooked to death. Most Americans are that frog.
The slow raising of the water’s temperature has been a creeping normalcy. What was normal to our parents and grandparents is by no means whatsoever, normal today. Although the frogs today go about their business as normal.
Many of the older and wiser bullfrogs have tried to warn the young frogs and toads, pointing out how the water around them is steaming. The frogs just croak how the water feels so good and how everything’s alright.
The frogs are almost boiled.
This metaphor is indicative of our current ‘system’, a system designed to flourish the more debt that is spread around. The belief is that the more debt there is, the higher the GDP or gross domestic product. GDP is the monetary value of all the finished goods and services produced within a country’s borders. It includes all of private and public consumption, government outlays, investments and exports less imports that occur within a defined territory.
The problem now is, people seem to have forgotten about the exponential-curve function, and how it works. We’ve taken on so much debt, that it takes even that much more debt to keep the GDP on the up-and-up because of the ever increasing interest we must pay on the debt. This is why Bernanke and the rest of the FED is adamant about keeping interest rates low. The minute they start to raise, then the pot will boil over. The frogs will be dead.
The problem is, given the bailouts and money printing required to keep the system from crumbling, the FED is having one heck of a time keeping the finger in the dike. The fact is that QE, quantitative easing, will be required to infinity to keep it together, a purposed method of injecting liquidity into the system (fiat money), which in turn will devalue the currency (increase inflation), which turns up the heat in the pan of water that the frogs are frothing around in…
They (the FED) are between a rock and a hard place. The inevitable will become reality and the pan will boil over, unfortunately with lots of frogs inside.
Are you one of those frogs? Or do you see what is going on around you? The MSM, main stream media, has made it very difficult for you to see the steam rising from the pan. To see it, you must wipe the mist from your glasses and look carefully. You will see it if you try.
Jump out now, before it’s too late.
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