08 April 2020

Stocks and Precious Metals Charts - Get Your Kicks on Route 666

"Do you think he is so unskillful in his craft, as to ask you openly and plainly to join him in his warfare against the truth?  No;  he offers you baits to tempt you.  He promises you civil liberty; he promises you equality; he promises you trade and wealth; he promises you a remission of taxes; he promises you reform.

This is the way in which he conceals from you the kind of work to which he is putting you; he tempts you to rail against your rulers and superiors; he does so himself, and induces you to imitate him; or he promises you illumination, he offers you knowledge, science, philosophy, enlargement of mind. He scoffs at times gone by; he scoffs at every institution which reveres them.

He prompts you what to say, and then listens to you, and praises you, and encourages you. He bids you mount aloft. He shows you how to become as gods. Then he laughs and jokes with you, and gets intimate with you; he takes your hand, and gets his fingers between yours, and grasps them, and then you are his."

John Henry Newman

"Christianity is called the religion of pity. Pity stands opposed to the powerful emotions which heighten our vitality; it has a depressing effect. We are deprived of strength when we feel pity.

What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power in a man, the will to power, power itself. What is bad? All that is born of weakness. What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome."

Friedrich Nietzsche, The Antichrist

Stocks were in rally mode today.

Bernie Sanders dropped out of the Democratic primary race, removing the last bid at serious financial reform from the table.

And Wall Street has become tired of the pandemic, and is moving on to its plans for the resurgence of economic activity.

Gold and silver moved a bit but ended up mostly sideways. The dollar was up a bit. So was the death count.

Trumpolini has been knocking off independent oversight within the ranks, laying the groundwork for some serious shenanigans with their new found trillions of recovery money.

What could go wrong with such a single-minded will to power behind it?

Have a pleasant evening.