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October 3, 2023 | Art of the Collapse, October 2023

John Rubino is a former Wall Street financial analyst and author or co-author of five books, including The Money Bubble: What to Do Before It Pops and Clean Money: Picking Winners in the Green-Tech Boom. He founded the popular financial website in 2004, sold it in 2022, and now publishes John Rubino’s Substack newsletter.

Maybe it’s just my particular Twitter feed, but the Aristocracy seems to be making an especially easy target of itself lately. In September, the resulting abuse fell into several broad categories:


Videos of gun battles, classroom fights, and organized looting are everywhere these days. And we all know whose fault it is:

City Of Chicago Sues Murder Victims For Not Getting Out Of The Way Of Bullets

(Babylon Bee) – Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson announced this week that Chicago is bringing a lawsuit against the estates of thousands of murder victims for failing to step out of the way of bullets when they were shot at.

“There is a crime wave being fed by too many sluggish shooting victims,” said Johnson to a roomful of gang members disguised as journalists. “How hard is it to take a couple of steps to the right, or maybe duck once in a while? The gross negligence of Chicago’s murder victims is out of control and we will hold them accountable.”

The lawsuit comes as part of a multi-pronged effort to fight crime in the city, which will also include suing convenience store owners for having so many tempting treats to steal, suing car manufacturers for making cars that can be broken into, and suing babies for being too easy to kidnap.

“We will do everything in our power to protect our citizens short of holding criminals accountable for their actions,” said Johnson. “And next time someone shoots at you, do the right thing and get out of the way.”

“Or we are coming for you.”

At publishing time, Chicago had announced they would be suing all the residents of the city for having the bad judgment to live in such a dangerous place.

September might go down as the month when the senile warmongers “adults in the room” who are dragging us into World War III started keeling over. Senator Diane Feinstein went first, and was greeted “warmly” by one of her predecessors …

Next to go is probably Senator Mitch McConnell, whose frequent mini-strokes have led his staff to try something new:

No One Notices As Mitch McConnell Replaced By Cardboard Cutout

(Babylon Bee) – In response to mounting criticism of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnel’s fitness to serve, the Republican party has replaced McConnell with a far more lifelike cardboard cutout of the Kentucky senator, according to sources.

“This will provide us with much more functional leadership,” said GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. “This cardboard cutout is a vast improvement, with its static depiction of Senator McConnell being far more lively and interactive than the real, human version. No one even noticed for over a week.”

Serious questions have been raised over McConnell’s competency after he suffered more than one public episode in which he fell alarmingly silent while speaking to the press. “Replacing him with a life-sized cardboard cutout will silence a lot of these critics,” said a GOP insider. “While the transition will feel rather seamless during press conferences, we’re expecting to get a lot more productivity and collaboration with the cardboard cutout behind the scenes.”

When reached for comment, Senator McConnell responded, “…………………………..”

Congressional Democrat leaders applauded the move while stating this would not present any change in their ability to move their legislative agenda forward. “Honestly, this cardboard cutout isn’t much different than the real thing,” said Senator Chuck Schumer. “We haven’t skipped a beat passing our agenda with zero opposition from Republicans!”

Covid — Yes, it’s still a thing

This video is from two years ago, but in light of the coming election-year pandemic, it’s looking timely:

Rules for thee but not for me

So a boy puts one of those “Don’t tread on me” snake patches on his backpack and his school tries to expel him for racism…

Creeping fascism

Or maybe our leaders are honest and competent, but distracted by aliens:


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October 3rd, 2023

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