People are quick to confuse and despise confidence as arrogance, but that is common amongst those who have never accomplished anything in their lives and who have always played it safe, not willing to risk failure.
The short and mainly pictorial story on Zero Hedge tells the story of America in 2 charts and 2 photographs. Called "Stay Angry My Friends", the charts in the ZH story (as seen below) tell the tale of the last decade or two of failure in America with student loans going through the roof along with healthcare costs, the use of food stamps in America, federal debt, inequality and money printing while labor force participation, home ownership and median family income have been dropping America as if we had cement poured around our ankles.
Meanwhile, the failure that we have been witnessing in mainstream, every day America isn't being echoed by Wall Street, Hillary Clinton nor her friends the elites as the next chart shows us.
Americans in both the Democratic and the Republican parties are angry as hell at the failure of our leaders in Washington DC on both sides of the political aisle as so beautifully illustrated in the photograph at the top of this story while the next picture below shows some stunning numbers that bode well for Trump and his supporters as Americans ditch Hitlery and the Democratic party 'en masse' for a very last chance at an America great again.
While ANP readers have wisely pointed out that it's going to take much more than politics to fix what's broken in America, we see the challenges that lie ahead of us due to decisions made over the last 20+ years by the likes of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Billy-bob and the Bush family as having led us to the situation that America is now in. With a still-collapsing economy and a very difficult road ahead for us as outlined in these recent financial stories that I've linked to below and the two videos below featuring David Morgan and Gerald Celente, should there be reason for optimism?
Could Donald Trump be that reason for optimism and why should Americans think Trump is any different from what we've already had? While we know he's a billionaire, Newt Gingrich recently said that Donald Trump has not taken the 'initiation rights'...Gingrich also says Trump hasn't participated in the 'secret societies' and 'he's not part of the club'. What more do we need? The clincher is, Donald Trump is a pragmatist as recently pointed out to us by an ANP reader and this story from WND. Did you get that? DONALD TRUMP IS A PRAGMATIST!!!! Why shouldn't we be worried about that overwhelming trait of Trumps?
What is a pragmatist? A pragmatist is a problem solver!!!! How can we even begin to solve our nations problems when we have politicians who refuse to recognize we have problems? How many problems does America need to have before we get to the stage that we are beyond redemption? Give us a problem solver 365 days out of the year over someone who doesn't even want to mention the problems that we now face: the collapsing economy, the war radical Islam has declared upon America, the fact that Obama is allowing potential terrorists to flow into the country could end for us in disaster. From WND on Trump.:
He sees a problem and understands it must be fixed. He then sets about fixing it. He doesn’t see the problem as liberal or conservative; he sees it only as a problem. That is a quality that should be admired and applauded, not condemned.
As a pragmatist, Donald Trump hasn’t made wild pie-in-the-sky promises of a cellphone in every pocket, free college tuition and a $15-an-hour minimum wage for working the drive-through at Carl’s Jr.
I argue that America needs pragmatists because pragmatists see problems and find ways to fix them. They do not see a problem and compound it by creating more problems.
Listening to Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders talk about fixing America is like listening to two lunatics trying to “out crazy” one another. Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are owned lock, stock and barrel by the bankers, corporations and big-dollar donors funding their campaigns. Bush can deny it, but common sense tells anyone willing to face facts that people don’t give tens of millions without expecting something in return.
I submit that a pragmatist might be just what America needs right now. And as I said earlier, a pragmatist sees a problem and understands that the solution to fix same is not about a party, but a willingness and boldness to get it done.
People are quick to confuse and despise confidence as arrogance, but that is common amongst those who have never accomplished anything in their lives and who have always played it safe not willing to risk failure.
It's quite clear we need to fix Americas problems before we have any chance of redemption.
The latest financial stories that continue to spell America's doom include a new story from Michael Snyder over at the Economic Collapse Blog which tells us that credit card debt in America is now up to a trillion dollars. Telling us that what we're witnessing is absolute insanity, we're also told that Americans continue to make the same mistakes as last time, not learning from our lessons of 2008. Truly, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and over again and expect different results.
Agora founder Bill Bonner explains why“negative interest rates” are spreading around the world…and could soon come to the U.S.
Like Doug Casey, Bill believes the worst is yet to come.
Bill says the coming financial collapse will be worse than the market crashes in 1987, 2000, and 2008. But this time, he says, it will affect everything from your portfolio...to your bank account...to the cash in your wallet.
According to Trends Forecast Gerald Celente in the 2nd video below in an interview with Future Money Trends, what America will face in 2016 will likely make 2008 seem like a walk in the park while warning us that history will remember what we soon will face. In the 1st video, David Morgan joins Dunagun Kaiser of the Reluctant Preppers to talk with us about gold, and silver and what we might expect in 2016 as the year progresses and shares with us his #1 priority preparedness item that we should be stockpiling....(HINT: It's not gold or silver).