Posted by: Gregoryno6 | April 14, 2013

These are the times that try men’s souls.

A perceptive piece from Malcolm Greenhill.. perhaps that old Monty Python joke about ‘putting the lot into diesel-powered nuns’ is about to become sound investment strategy.

Malcolm's Corner

Thomas Paine

I recently spent some time in a flyover state and had some surprising discussions with people who, despite their extreme views, appeared in every other respect to represent the solid heartland of America. By that I mean they were not rednecks, but rather, enterprising, middle class, church going citizens with strong family values. They included a ranch owner, a retired professor, an attorney and a business owner who did something with furnaces. They exuded respectability and dependability and there is a sense in which I would have trusted them with my life. They all assured me that their views reflected those of their community. In a series of conversations they expressed a profound alienation from the U.S. Government, a deep-seated disenchantment with its policies on a wide range of issues and a belief that the political system is broken. Last but not least, they said they were determined, not just…

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