I haven’t been in the mood for blogging lately which might have something to do with the local heatwave or possibly with the fact I’m still rather confused about many things like whether it’s likely the world will relatively soon experience serious food shortages, either hyperinflation or deflation and other such calamities which might put my very existence at risk. There’s no question there are many alarming possibilities but it’s just hard to predict what exactly will happen as obviously there’s also massive quantities of disinformation floating around along with few kernels of truth and much noise.
One of the more interesting prophecies came last October in Joe Biden’s speech at a fund-raising event in Seattle and predicted events that should have been happening already:
And here’s the point I want to make. Mark my words. Mark my words. It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We’re about to elect a brilliant 47-year old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don’t remember anything else I said. Watch, we’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy. And he’s gonna have to make some really tough – I don’t know what the decision’s gonna be, but I promise you it will occur. As a student of history and having served with seven presidents, I guarantee you it’s gonna happen. I can give you at least four or five scenarios from where it might originate. And he’s gonna need help. And the kind of help he’s gonna need is, he’s gonna need you, not financially to help him, we’re gonna need you to use your influence, your influence within the community, to stand with him. Because it’s not gonna be apparent initially, it’s not gonna be apparent that we’re right. Because all these decisions, all these decisions, once they’re made if they work, then they weren’t viewed as a crisis. If they don’t work, it’s viewed as you didn’t make the right decision, a little bit like how we hesitated so long dealing with Bosnia and dealing with Kosovo, and consequently 200,000 people lost their lives that maybe didn’t have to lose lives. It’s how we made a mistake in Iraq. We made a mistake in Somalia. So there’s gonna be some tough decisions. They may emanate from the Middle East. They may emanate from the sub-continent. They may emanate from Russia’s newly-emboldened position because they’re floating in a sea of oil.
Well, obviously it seems like there hasn’t been a serious international crisis yet. Though Obama was closely associated with the beginning of the international swine flu scare when he visited Mexico last spring — only few Mexicans he had met died from the illness right after his visit while Obama’s health stayed strong. And as I and several medical experts have claimed the swine flu pandemic is a good candidate for being a manufactured threat. In addition, I suppose it was rather unpopular that Obama did nothing to stop the swine flu virus from spreading through the Mexican border. And soon there’s the opportunity to be even less popular by forcing the American public to go through forced mass vaccinations with potentially dangerous additives in the injections.
Still, honestly, the swine flu pandemic seems so far a rather lame way to test the mettle of Obama. Thus I’d say it’s more likely either Biden was spreading confusion at the behest of his masters or then those masters decided that after Biden’s possibly a little too careless words became too well known in the public they had to change their plan which might also have involved a more serious confrontation with Iran after their elections and the American supported riots and the anti-Ahmadinejad misinformation campaign.