Likewise, in The Truman Show, Jim Carrey lives in a simulated environment where everybody’s an actor in a popular TV show except him. For him, it’s his real life. But although he doesn’t realise it, everything around him is completely scripted and fake.
If merge these two movies together, they perfectly describe the world in which we live today. Welcome to Groundhog Day meets The Truman Show. Let’s call this mash-up The Groundhog Show.
In this composite story you, the plucky central character, wake up every day in a world where the same mistakes are made over and over again by our so-called “leaders”.
Take the central banks, for instance. In this show, they continually blow massive credit bubbles over and over again, which then result in widespread, painful losses when they inevitably burst. And the central planners keep doing this without any indication that they’re aware they’re repeating the same mistakes.
Neither of those sordid outcomes has factored into the Fed’s thinking, at all, as they — along with the other major world central banks — have set about tripling down on their serial bubble-blowing ways, which have resulted in the biggest-ever “Everything Bubble” the world now finds itself in.
To scan those headlines you’d be tempted to come away thinking that the Yellow Vests were now all about anti-Semitism and nothing more. Somehow, magically, the mainstream press from across the globe are all writing the same sorts of articles at precisely the same time and releasing them as if they were announcing the product launch of a new cellphone or something.
Last week, coverage focused on an unsourced poll claiming that over 50% of Yellow Vest supporters believed that Princess Diana had been murdered as part of a conspiracy. This week we read that a stunning proportion of them believe in a vast Zionist conspiracy. Perhaps we should start a betting for what next week’s “ignore these crackpots” fabrication will be?
Meanwhile, if you actually bother to review the images from the protests, what you see is … people. Lots and lots of people from all over France’s socio-economic spectrum, coming out in support of the Yellow Vest movement:
There is a huge grab-bag of reasons why so many people — tens and tens of thousands per protest — are out demonstrating. But boiled down, the common theme is that they’re finding it harder and harder to get by.
To (literally) add injury to insult, thousands of demonstrators have been grievously wounded by militarized French police — who are using far-too-excessive force when controlling the crowds:
Because they know their position and current advantage is indefensible, morally and ethically. If the majority were to wake up to that and mobilize, the elites would be overthrown by lunchtime.
Because of that, we need to expect movements like the Yellow Vests to grow both in number and popularity as more people ‘wake up to realize they’ve been living in The Groundhog Show. Though, sadly but predictably, we need to expect more violence, too, as those in power do all they can to protect the status quo...