RE: macho rant
The consequences of the breakdown of society ultimately threaten profiteers. As degeneracy increases, the taxbase shrinks, and more pressure lands on the decreasing population of productive people. This is why adult white men are suffering an epidemic of suicide today.
The response of the investor class is quantitative easing, or throwing ~$50 billion debt government is on the hook for into the market daily. They are kicking the can of impossibly oppressive taxes down the road to be born by producers someday while they profit now from the debt thrown at their assets.
Someday approaches. If the Georgia Guidestones are even a clue as to the intents and purposes of the investor class, they'll happily use someday happening as the time to turn us all into compost, for the environment.
I'm long decentralization, but time may be too short for that market to mature. No one expects the Spanish Inquisition, and the Kung Flu is no less disruptive.
The tax base remains similar thanks to immigration my friend (well hello there).
The Kung Flu will be there to keep everyone indoors while they remodel the financial system to learn more about their slaves in the process. And of course make money selling aids meds. All swearing aside if that thing wasn't made in Israel then I'm the Prince of Persia.
Immigration tends to fill service and labor jobs, despite the H1B visas. This is not a direct replacement of the taxbase, even though it increases the numbers of workers.