I Laugh at the Failure of Silicon Valley Bank
Let the tech geniuses figure out how to raise chickens for food
Big news will find you.
Silicon Valley Bank—the most of elite of the elitist banks—failed.
I don’t care if startups can’t make payroll.
I don’t give a damn if every tech incubator in the country fails next week.
I don’t care if geeks starve, though I pray they get right with God before they do. I don’t wish them ill; I just don’t care what happens to their temporal lives.
But I care even less than you might think.
I don’t care if the financial contagion spreads to every business and bank in the United States.
I don’t care if the US government collapses. (I kind of hope it does.)
I don’t care if the company I work for goes under, along with every one of its clients, big and small.
I don’t care if this is end of American prosperity.
I don’t care because, as I’ve been writing since 2018, this is the end of the American experiment.
I don’t think it’s the end; it is the end. I’m not suggesting it, I’m telling you: This. Is. The. End.
What is not ending is the American ideal. The idea of self-governance is not dying. The idea that government is, by right, putty in the hands of the people will not die. The principles and anger that launched the Tea Party movement is not even sick, much less terminal.
You will hear, and already are hearing, demand for the taxpayers to bail out the billionaires and millionaires of Silicon Valley Bank. We must stop it. We must stop it even if that means the financial, political, and military collapse of the United States.
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