Just a quick post, before a more comprehensive one that I hope to release soon. Readers that followed the Screwtape Replies to Brother John F post will have enjoyed commentator Michael H's parody of the paranoia and conspiracy-theory mindset of the silverogosphere, viz.:
My best source of solid reliable gold information (who only talks to little-known PM bloggers who don't hyperventilate and over-inflate their claims, to better preserve their credibility) told me that the Bundesbank is on to your latest plan of using HAARP to generate and guide hurricane Sandy to NYC, to create a cover for the heist you described.
As told in the New York Times, "HAARP will zap the upper atmosphere with a focused and steerable electromagnetic beam" which can cause "hurricanes, drought, earthquakes, floods, forest fires, lightning, tsunamis, acne, diarrhea, constipation, and hemorrhoids.
Michael H, Screwtape Files, 31 Oct 2012
Although Michael H himself might protest that this was an entirely genuine viewpoint, with the noble aim of educating the masses, I suspect that he was, to use the vernacular, taking the Michael. And a lovely bit of satire it was too.
Satire. Oh, beautiful satire. You know, it's genuinely what I live for. A life without satire is like a day without sunshine. Or the silverogosphere without spittle-flecked keyboards.
As an aside, I love this quote:
Political satire became obsolete when Henry Kissinger was awarded the Nobel [peace] Prize.
Sadly, Screwtape has just had its own Lehrer moment, as I'm troubled to read the following from Jim Willie, released, without Michael H's knowledge (or, presumably, consent), on the same day:
Golden Haarp & Allocated Gold Exposure
HORRENDOUS STORM DAMAGE
The nation is heavily distracted by the Hurricane Sandy, its wind, its water, the resulting floods, the resulting electrical power outage, and ruined businesses, the controversies over flood damage versus wind rain and storm damage for insurance coverage. Look for Sandy to surpass Katrina in its total storm damage, which was $105 billion in 2005. Basic research indicates Sandy and Katrina had much in common, as the mad scientists attempt to play god. The efforts to produce a mild winter a year ago might have had a sling shot effect of generating a potent drought. The path was open for a unique storm, called once in a century, for the NorthEast. My memory is clear of the last hurricane to hit the region, which was Julia. The Jackass taped windows in the Boston area all for naught, since the 50-60 mph winds were nothing but a nuisance and cause for numerous downed trees on power lines. This storm is for the history books, perhaps retaliation by Mother Nature for messing in her kitchen, maybe worse. She always reaps her wrath and delivers her vengeance. The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program has a shady sinister tone, but it is beyond the scope of the Hat Trick Letter. What Mengele was to medicine, HAARP is to meteorology. What Fort Dietrich is to viral weaponry, it is to weather control and seismic generations. What Monsanto is to modified genetic foods, it is to weather developments. The public seems laughably ignorant of devices to produce earthquakes and to amplify then steer storms, with nuclear power packs. Tesla notes and dreams have indeed come to life. Some personal contacts have close colleagues who actually worked on the project for the Boyz.
Jim Willie, the Golden Jackass, 31 October 2012
Oh. My. Golly. Gosh. Satire is officially dead. Perhaps Screwtape now has no choice but to become a silver pump and dump site. I mean, after this, what else is left? There's not much point in doing the whole silverogosphere satire thing anymore: they're doing it to themselves. So, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em, I say...
Keep stacking... buy a silver ounce and smash JPM!