Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Peg & petrodollar warfare

Growing up, as now I am and will forever be a music buff. Outside of Funkadelic, Prince, Led Zeppelin and the Almon Brothers, Steely Dan was one of my favorites. Now we aint talking about individuals, cause that would mean Al Green, Nina Simone, and Dinah Washington among a whole lot more folk would have to be included. But that’s not the point; the point is the song Peg. The lyrics I like the most are inn the chorus:

It will come back to you
It will come back to you
Then the shutter falls
You see it all in 3-d
Its your favorite foreign movie

Rumor has it that Iran is about to change what they and the world have traditionally peg the price of oil on (the US Dollar) to the Euro and the Yen. In all honestly, I hope they do it while GWB is in office because I would hate for it to fall in the lap of Obama (for obvious reasons) or in McCain’s (it may proffer a myocardial infarction). This makes it so clear to me as to why these political big wigs and Neo, neo cons are always at the fence throwing rocks at Iran. This will be more fucked up to the US than anything Saddam Hussein could have done. Not to mention he was on our payroll when he poisoned the Kurds and the Iranians.

If this happens it will be on, petro dollar warfare. Talk about divide and conquer, if this happens Europe will once again be king if it unit of currency becomes the standard for the rest of the world (yet another reason why I ridiculed McCain in the previous post regarding his restricted understanding of macroeconomics).

Any proactive government would have been able to see this coming and maybe even would have tried working hand-in-hand with OPEC and the European Union to put in place some type of dual currency system. But no, not our slow ass, pass the TV to change the channel to find the remote control ass. This may be why some have openly considered that ‘Operation Iraqi Freedom’ occurred so we could put a pro-U.S. puppet government in Iraq, with military bases and all, right before “Peak Oil” production could occur. I guess to them, it was easier to procreate a war fabricated on a make believe WMD program so we could get some practice in before we did the same thing to Iran.

Damn, that’s some tight shit. I guess the lesson to be learned are several First, I cant be mad at a nation who selects a president with a PhD don’t sleep on PhDs, that’s what President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is, for he is smarter than ours. Also, our leaders again have failed us, and like me and the rest of US, until the dollar is back where it belongs, we gone be singing them lines to that Immortal Steely Dan Song. Especially the part about Iran, being our favorite foreign movie. Jesus Wept.


Kokonutters said...

Deep, this gives me chills though...Things are about to pop off

soupasexy said...

wow, i hope it falls with GWB...dont want Obama having to start to deal with that...or i hope it dosent just start. that's sad.
yeah got my daily tonic..and i was here b4 kokonutters too.

buelahman said...


Saddam Hussein threatened to go to the Euro and look what happened to Iraq.

Today, we are told that a second carrier just entered the arena so we can show Iran "we mean business", with Admirals coming out to explain how much firepower we have on the sea and air (downplaying our ground forces' quagmire in Iraq).

They have been steadily banging the drums and the next phase to control the oil (and the currency) is on soon. No stop in the "boogey man" painting of Iran and how "dangerous" they are (yet WE are the only sons a bitches that have invaded another country). Well, and our little sidekick, Israel.

They will attack in the air, using their "authorization" from Congress to attack "terrorist organizations" (Quds Force, etc) and will NOT seek any congressional approval.

If the shit gets too bad, they will nuke. Guaranteed.

We, essentially, have a Dictatorship running things and they are out to rape and pillage whatever they can (I suppose leading us to Armageddon).

Do not be surprised if something horrendous happens, there is Marshall Law and we have W as president after the end of Jan 2009.

Miss Pretty said...

Cool blog very deep I will be back!

karrie b. said...

thanks again for dropping some knowledge, i learned something on my day off.


sista gp said...

While researching my first post, I re-read The Declaration Of Independence. It was amazing clear that we are in the same situation as our fore-fathers over 200 years ago. Swapping 'King of Great Britain' with GWB, and 'British' with our current adminstration, it is eerie.

How could a document so sacred to the foundation of our government be so easily forgotten?

The Diva's Thoughts said...

You no doubt always leave us something to think about when we read your posts.

Tha BossMack TopSoil said...

Muthafucka ain't knowin what is really about to crack off. I swear to God I can feel it in tha air, much finanical woes, for ery body. Tha price of Gas out here is no fucken joke, I spent $40.00 on Gas yesterday doing regular bullshit. Niggas out here is gettin hungry too, That murder rate is about to spike.

Exquisitely Black said...

First off, also love Steely Dan, those lyrics are from one of my favorites.

Second, you're right (as inexplicably you usually are :-)), you'd think our government would have been proactive enough to not only see this coming, but to do something about this.

The effects for our dollar, let alone our gas prices could be disastrous.

Husla3x said...

Dawg, i feel you on the whole music thing. I have found some great licks that aint black or pop originated. Music ain't got no color it talk to your soul. If you get time get@me i got a question for you. Thanks newFam

The True Urban Queen said...

I have to think about this. Sometimes your blogs are just to much for my "slow" mind.
I mean I get what your saying about the dollar become pretty much worthless to the world. . .
I'll be back.

The Jaded NYer said...

I'm mad that our prez is the dumbest leader on the block... maybe I should have voted last time...

Bronx Dialect said...

Would you be interested in submitting some of your work to my online magazine?

msladydeborah said...

I see you are dishing out some more good food for thought in this particular post.

dejanae said...

scary stuff

stay droppin the knowledge

Miriam said...


Thanks so much for the heads up! I'm linking to your post.

Miriam said...

Okay. Torrence, please forgive my ignorance, but I want to understand..

If the main problem is that America is defending its US dollars and trying to remain on top, isn't that good for Americans? Should they spit at Bush for keeping their standard of living where it is?

I'm not advocating anything here, just trying to see how an American -especially if they are stuck on their money and comforts- be bothered that US is protecting its dollars.

Maybe i'm missing something, but wouldn't that be a more honest and plain answer to have confronted Iraq and now Iran with some kind of incentive not to do this, some kind of extra special treatment? Rather than having a fake war and keeping the real reason secret? I doubt many Americans who are greedy would protest these actions, especially if they knew what was at stake.

Tamra said...

See, this is what bugs me--if people had such discriminating tastes as they seem to do in *this* election, where, now, foreign policy experience has become such a must-have, maybe folks would have thought harder about/become more critical and vocal about Bush. We kill me about the things we say are important to us, but that we sit back and allow to happen. --As you mentioned about McCain and his understanding of the economy, it amazes me that NOBODY has ripped his ass for any of his deficiencies.

For a variety of reasons, including this one, I have absolutely no faith in our government, and no faith in our ability as citizens to step up to the plate and move heaven and earth to hold them accountable for anything. We can't break free from our tvs, take out dinners and whining about gas prices long enough.

Tamra said...

Sorry for the rant (and the typos). ;-? This all just repeatedly baffles me and makes me angry.

Tamra said...

I'd heard about this...problems with the Euro--rather, the potential for problems. You might want to check it out if you haven't already.

If you or anybody else ends up needing a password to read the article (NYT gets on my nerves with this), get one from bugmenot.

Afrobabe said...

wow..this is for thought!

This post shows how much you care about the economy, well at least the american economy...

Not sure where I stand though cos falling dollar means stronger my people can stop all fraudulent work...hmmmm

Christopher said...

I love Nina Simone.

You familiar with the Baltimore album? It's so good, and so sad, and yet never makes the list when the critics talk about Nina's work.

I've been lucky. I've seen so many greats in music but I managed to miss seeing Nina Simone in concert.

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

thanks for the drive by sista, my fault I didnt mean to scare u. do return pls

So u like my daily tonic, id prefer to call elixer LOL

I forgot all about that threat by Saddam Hussein and strange, was it 5yrs a got to day GWB was onn that carrier saying mission accomplished, gues that was it. And being profetic don’t sound like u calling the boogy man to me. Common sense but most don’t or cant think
And I hope not but I can see it as u said

If the shit gets too bad, they will nuke. Guaranteed.

We, essentially, have a Dictatorship running things and they are out to rape and pillage whatever they can (I suppose leading us to Armageddon).

Do not be surprised if something horrendous happens, there is Marshall Law and we have W as president after the end of Jan 2009.
something else for me to write about thanks for the topic scholar - marshall law.

Miss Pretty
Cool and deep, thanks for the drive by hon ansd do return

karrie b.
Thank hon, any time, my fault for being so boring folk

sista gp
Because it was based on the ability of folks to reason and think freely for them selves, which we cant do now, because the assumption of out government working correctly is that the electorate must be well read and informed

The Diva's Thoughts
Well anytime, it is my pleasure

Tha BossMack TopSoil.
Thanks folk and u right about the murder rate, my next door neighbor I grew up at the crib got arrested last week for snatchn a ladies purse. From a good fam too. Dang

Exquisitely Black
Distaerous is putting it nicelly. And Yep, they are great, even the donald Fagan album, Aja, FM soundtrack Gaucho, I can go on and on

Will do folk.

The True Urban Queen
U aint slow woman, and my fault Eb the Celeb told me my blog was too deep for her. LOL. Ill be waiting

The Jaded NYer
Voting would not have made hm smarter, and its not his fault, if my homeboy AL GORE would have won our state - TENN, Florida would have not mattered

Bronx Dialect
Im down, tell me how

I try my best, the curse of a diabolical mind that prefers reading to songs

Thanks and ype, it is. But im trying to stay ahead of the game.

You have a good point, it is good for Americans if we cvan increase productivity, manufacturing and the ability to save, but I don’t see that happening. It is more about protecting our ability to be a soverign nation and be better equipped to be a producer moreso than a consumer. But point well taken and I do understand your sentiment.

Thanks for the insight, I will chk it out, yes it has some liquidity issues, and more states added to EU should help it out a lot and no need to be sorry, im king of typos and don’t loose faith, great point.

Thanks hon, yep I care a lot about my loot.

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

yes i am and i never saw here either, and she from Memphis, how u been man

M.B. McClendon said...

I'm a Steely Dan fan, too and Peg is one of my favorites. Nice discovering you today!


DN Lee said...

I love Steely Dan, too.

Christopher said...


Good. Working hard. Trying to keep the wolf from the door.

You and your kids? Good, I hope?

Jaded said...

This is long, but it's the song I think of most right now:

"These are the days of the open hand
They will not be the last
Look around now
These are the days of the beggars and the choosers

This is the year of the hungry man
Whose place is in the past
Hand in hand with ignorance
And legitimate excuses

The rich declare themselves poor
And most of us are not sure
If we have too much
But we'll take our chances
'Cause God's stopped keeping score
I guess somewhere along the way
He must have let us all out to play
Turned his back and all God's children
Crept out the back door

And it's hard to love, there's so much to hate
Hanging on to hope
When there is no hope to speak of
And the wounded skies above say it's much, much too late
Well maybe we should all be praying for time

These are the days of the empty hand
Oh you hold on to what you can
And charity is a coat you wear twice a year

This is the year of the guilty man
Your television takes a stand
And you find that what was over there is over here

So you scream from behind your door
Say what's mine is mine and not yours
I may have too much but I'll take my chances
'Cause God's stopped keeping score
And you cling to the things they sold you
Did you cover your eyes when they told you
That he can't come back
'Cause he has no children to come back for

It's hard to love there's so much to hate
Hanging on to hope when there is no hope to speak of
And the wounded skies above say it's much too late
So maybe we should all be praying for time"

And maybe you can be my favorite professor I never had!

T.C. said...

This is totally insane, and totally going to much as i dislike it, i am going to HAVE to start reading more and watching more world news...i tend to say i am a pretty informed person, but clearly not informed enough....

thanks for always keeping us in the know, for better or for worse

Tin Ma'am said...

"This may be why some have openly considered that ‘Operation Iraqi Freedom’ occurred so we could put a pro-U.S. puppet government in Iraq, with military bases and all, right before “Peak Oil” production could occur"

I think you've drastically misread our mission in iraq. Out of discretion, I won't say more on a public forum, suffice to say that I think this statement alone has told me that you might not understand what exactly is going on over there.

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

M.B. McClendon said...
Y thank u sista, do return

DN Lee
A woman aftert my own heart

May 01, 2008 10:10 AM
Christopher said...
So far so good, they fine, eatting me out of house and home

Jaded said...
That was so eloquent

We can nevber to well read or informed.

Tin Ma'am
It is opinion, and what I referenced is the opinion of another, thus the href. I belive our mission was economic and not regarding the removal of a zealot, for if he was a zealot when we invaded, he was azealot when we occuupied. So chk Hlink to see whoes opinion I am citing folk. einstine, time is relative. dont be shy, tell me folk, im objective, just not a person to belive war is the best way to solve things. Especially since al queda wasnt their until after our invasion - but IRan, im listening - u do recant of the shaw of Iran?

Jennabee said...

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Rich said...

man, you sure do keep a brother up on game. that's why you my folk.

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