The Great Disruptor’s Accomplishment

By David Stockman  |  January 3, 2019

Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.

– Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (1979)

It’s the hammer of financial collapse and the anvil of economic retreat that’ll undo the Donald.

It will, of course, cause Bubblevision great disappointment. Its political organs will be “shocked, shocked” that their will-to-Woodward-and-Bernstein was all, really, just entertainment.

At the same time, the pending assault on the paychecks of voters and the bank accounts of donors will finally rouse GOP pols from their one-eye-open slumber and mobilize them to defenestrate the Tweeter-in-Chief.

Look, the Mainstream Media’s talking heads and their collaborators in Imperial Washington were right about Donald J. Trump’s temperamental unsuitability for the Oval Office.

But his “temperamental unsuitability” is a national blessing in disguise.

The Donald has single-handedly discredited the “Imperial Presidency” and the “Washington Consensus” like no one before. And you have to do that before you can take back control of our government.

That he’s alienated most of the outside world is a similar “good.”

Diminishing Imperial Washington’s global “leadership” will remain – surely, ironically – his lasting accomplishment. No more “Team America: World Police”…

But we can’t get our own house back in order if we’re trying to fix everyone else’s.

In other words, the ruination of prosperity and liberty in America by Imperial Washington has no hope of ending until Imperial Washington declares a war, occupation, or intervention and no one shows up for the party.

And that outcome, folks, the Donald has pretty much guaranteed.

Sure, the Donald’s fluke win in November 2016 finally caused the Deep State to come out of hiding and bare its fangs against American democracy.

CNN and MSNBC would have you forget the little but plain fact of the Deep State’s in-progress coup d’ Trump.

Now, MAGA and its discontents have awakened the sleepwalkers of the Foxified Right. They’re on to the immense dangers of the Warfare State.

They get that sweeping surveillance and police-state tactics are more about preserving wealth and treasure for the 1%. “Neocons” and “third way” liberals alike do it for their empire.

It’s a duopoly – Acela Corridor Republicans and Democrats leveling Main Street for Wall Street and Imperial Washington…

But Bubblevision’s political outlets are fixated on “Russiagate.”

They’ve gotta have a “Hitler,” and Putin is perfect for the role. Indeed, he enjoys it.

But consider these facts. Russia’s gross domestic product is about 7% of the United States’. And the U.S. spends about 12 times what Russia spends on “defense.”

How in the world can rational adults view Russia as any threat whatsoever to the security and safety of the American homeland?

Imperial Washington’s high-class grifters and high-paid shills have manufactured this “existential” mania so well the “fourth estate” – guardian of the public trust – can’t see the financial, economic, and social disaster looming right ahead…

Simplicity Rules

Desperate times call for… “common sense” measures.

These are desperate times… how else to explain 300-, 600-, and 900-point swings for the Dow Jones Industrial Average on what seems like a daily intraday basis?

This is not “normal.”

Markets are corrupted by monetary central planning. They’re confused. And the road back is going to be treacherous.

We’re looking at a major re-pricing for all financial assets. And thousand-point intraday or day-to-day swings are part of that equation. Those can be frightening… for “buy and hold” investors.

I have a different approach, one that combines strategy and tactics into a plan flexible enough for you to survive and thrive amid the coming chaos. It’s called “The Stockman Model.”

All we’re after is a little stability, perhaps a chance to pocket a windfall when opportunity presents…


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David Stockman is the ultimate Washington insider turned iconoclast. He began his career in Washington as a young man and quickly rose through the ranks of the Republican Party to become the Director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Ronald Reagan. After leaving the White House, Stockman had a 20-year career on Wall Street.MORE FROM AUTHOR