The Contrarian

“In the investment markets, what everyone knows is usually not worth knowing.”

The Real “Second Wave”

The “second wave” won’t do nearly as much damage as the failed political institutions that try to respond to it. We are already seeing the needless damage unfold day by day, and few capture the effects as well as Bill Bonner. There is a lot more going on underneath the surface that you should be worried about besides getting sick!

Source: https://www.rogueeconomics.com/bill-bonner-diary/

Second Wave

The first wave may take our lives; the second tortures, torments, and twists them into grotesque new shapes. Bars are closed, as are shops… offices… airlines… restaurants… beaches… parks. And the feds have brought down upon us calamity never before seen in history: an intentional, self-inflicted depression.

Instead of spending a few billion dollars to secure nursing homes and retirement communities, they came up with the Universal Lockdown. That is, instead of protecting the vulnerable, they put everyone under house arrest. As we will see, this was…

Bad medicine… treating healthy 20-year-olds as though they were octogenarians…

Bad epidemiology… “flattening the curve” may result in more deaths, not fewer…

Bad law… pretending that a virus gives the politicians the authority to put millions of people under house arrest…

Bad morals… making the young pay to protect the old…

Bad math… failing to add up the real costs, in time and money, of the lockdown order…

Bad government… using a crisis to extend and expand the corrupt reach of political power…

Fear of Death

But it is worse than that. Worse than a mistake… Worse than a crime…

It is a sin… an offense against our gods and ourselves… a fear of death so unnatural and so cowardly, it causes us to act like damned fools.

Led by the press, the politicians, and the elites…

…some who wanted more power…

…some who wanted more money…

…some who use the virus to cover up the mess they had made of the economy…

…some who wanted to punish Donald Trump…

…and some who were just bamboozled by the “experts”…

…we have turned our backs on the very thing that makes us human and that has made our species so successful.

The children prayed, the preacher preached

Time and mercy is out of your reach

I’ll fix your feet ‘til you can’t walk

I’ll lock your jaw ‘til you can’t talk

I’ll close your eyes so you can’t see

This very hour, come and go with me

We’re all going with Death sooner or later. The question is when… and how?

More to come…

Regards,

Bill Bonner