Weimar America

2016 is a pivotal year in which accustomed referents of a stable West are now disappearing. We seem to be living in a chaotic age, akin to the mid-1930s, of cynicism and skepticism. Government, religion, and popular culture are corrupt and irrelevant—and the world order of the last 70 years has all but collapsed.

Neither the president nor his would-be successors talk much about the fact that we are now nearing $20 trillion in debt—in an ossified economy of near-zero interest rates, little if any GDP growth, and record numbers of able-bodied but non-working adults.

  • Exile1981

    The only way to fix this is to let it collapse so that the useless parasites die off and society can rebuild.

    I’m hoping for SMOD, the Yellowstone super volcano and a massive Solar flair all in the same week.

    • V10_Rob

      Yeah, but it’d still be all our fault. ‘Cause climate change causes stellar events and prehistorically-formed magma pockets.

      • Exile1981

        So? When all the enviro wienies die shivering in the dark crying because the latte machine doesn’t run without electricity then it won’t be a problem anymore.

      • Gary

        In February of 2015 we had that super cool period for the whole Month and yet not a word from the Media about Global Warming.
        But just a few days ago we had that brief warm spell where I noticed a Survey by a Media outlet that asked people if they blame the warm days on Climate Change .

        Justin seems to have been exposed for his REAL deficits that are now predicted to be about $90 billion in his first term. I had predicted that last year along with saying that he will blame Global Warming and the Bogus muslim refugees for part of the over-spending.
        His infrastructure spending promise is Pay-Back for the Public Union votes because we all know that over 70% of most projects by the Government go to Salaries and Pensions . Then we have the Cost Overruns and delays which means that Justin’s number will be 30% higher .

        Wynne is bent on running the debt to $400 billion while Justin is heading to $700+ billion.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Obama may very well be the last American president.

    • Exile1981

      I have doubts that there will be an election this fall. It’s just a circus for the masses but the election is decided and it no longer matters.

    • Brett_McS

      I was hoping that the US would get a Canadian for President, but that is looking less likely now.

  • Brett_McS

    No one better than VDH to put things in historical perspective to demonstrate how screwed we are.

  • Sid Falco

    I’ve thought that for a while now – the same sordid decadence (gay marriage ffs) that you might have found in a weimar Berlin flophouse.

    • Seems so.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      Or the late Roman Empire.

  • simus1

    The worst president ever and his wrecking crew have achieved much.

    So have the rent seekers and outright looters busy over the past half century.
    Zero interest rates on money for those Wall Streeters sitting closest to the throne.

    Zero interest rates but no money for the makers.

    A wartime economy running flat out in peacetime keeping unneeded govt employees warming seats and teachers doing nothing but cashing paychecks.
    It ain’t going to be pretty when the bills are finally opened.

  • UCSPanther

    It is safe to say that the nihlistic hedonism associated with the Weimer Republic is part of the cycle that all societies go through.

  • FactsWillOut

    Maybe Trump will fire up the nukes, boxcars and ovens.