DON JONES INDEX…

 

 

GAINS POSTED in GREEN

LOSSES POSTED in RED

 

 3/19/21… 13,930.56                                    3/12/21… 13,932.67                                   

  6/27/13… 15,000.00

 

     DOW JONES INDEX: 3/19/21…32,862.80; 3/12/21…32,640.11; 6/27/13…15,000.00)

 

 

LESSON for March 19, 2021 – “KILL ME, I’M IRISH!”

 

 

Wednesday was St. Paddy’s Day… such as it could be in the plague year, to quote a devil of an Englishman… and there is a much of a much inter-Christian and extra-racial clucking over a troubled Baptist boy, Robert Aaron Long, whose slaughter of eight people in Atlanta-area massage parlours (seven women, six Asian) has enraged just about every community of conscience, but also engaged woke partisans divided between those who attribute the psychology of the massacre to racism and those who cite misogyny.  At a time when, so many unaccompanied children surging over our Southern border have renewed contentions of historic right-wing racism versus self-hating left-wing weakness… few are actually Mexican – most, rather, come from the admittedly failed states of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador… the migrants are again hoisting water canons aimed at Lady Liberty’s torch, which spectacle was thought to have fizzled out with the Trump 2020 campaign and subsequent legal debacles.

(The fervent Anti-Communist may look back and ask, what of the Nicaraguans for, after all, a lengthy war was fought there some four decades ago… a covert war, to be sure, with few American troops and fewer casualties… but a foreign war, nonetheless.  And another losing war: the revolutionary Daniel Ortega now squats in a Presidential palace of his own, issuing manifestoes and directives against the Yanqui imperialists no longer besieging his domain.  What indeed?  See below!)

But no: it is not the Nicaraguans fleeing Ortega’s dictatorship, nor the Mexicans, nor even the Venezuelans.  It is the population of a few small, poor countries horribly mismanaged by corrupt leaders and ruthless criminal cartels, working hand in hand.  This week, Democrats called the situation “heartbreaking,” Republicans dubbed called the incursion a “hurricane” while some of the press blamed it on “hope” while their confederates pointed fingers at President Joe for reversing President Trump’s policy of sending those kids back over the border to their butchers in buses or bodybags or, in the more fortunate cases, locking them in cages to languish for days or years while his poodles at the asylum adjudication bureau slo-walked their appeals.

Being the time of year as it is, some might have a cause to reflect upon the policies of immigration that have made the United States a very large and very powerful  nation (although the contention might be disputed by certain tribal peoples as crossed from Siberia to Alaska when a land bridge theretofore existed many thousands of years ago (or, perhaps, paddled their canoes from the South Seas to the West Coast – ethnologists and such have not made a final determination yet.)

What is a matter of undisputed historical provenance is this… more than a century after Columbus and some years posterior to the arrival of Spanish conquistadores in Mexico and South America, oceangoing English refugees and adventurers crossed the Atlantic to settle in Virginia and, later, Massachusetts, bringing with them their language, customs and religion.  (Also, by and by, African slaves to do such work as they preferred not to do themselves while they dreamt of their philosophies and, after another century and a half, molded them into a rebellion, a nation and a Constitution.)

Fast forward another seventy years and cracks began appearing in foundations South (the stirrings of anti-slavery sentiment) and North (an incursion of religiously incorrect migrants – to wit, the Irish.)

The North American land mass being vast and lightly defended, other Europeans… and a few outliers like the Chinese and the Russians (who were hardly considered proper Europeans at all) up and down the Pacific Coast).  There were Dutchmen in Manhattan… soon displaced… the French in Louisiana by way of Canada and assorted Swedes and Germans, Poles and Italians.  But the greater portion of white, non-English immigrants to the United States (particularly after 1850) were the Irish, to whom today is their national holiday – though celebrated only in Savannah, Georgia and Dallas, passed by due to the plague in New York and Chicago.

These Irish were tolerated as cheap labor, but not exactly welcomed despite the similarity of their language – the principal cause being their adherence to the Pope in Rome.  Even as recently as half a century ago, the prospect of a Catholic President was a cause of abhorrence and dismay to many nativist (as opposed to native) Americans who had, as Tom Deignan’s small history of the Irish in America recalls, soundly slapped down the citified, Popified, Tammany-greased Al Smith in 1928; electing, in his stead, one Herbert Hoover who masterminded the United States into the original and still greatest Great Depression (abetted by his two Republican predecessors Harding and Coolidge).

Wrote Mr. Deignan....

“After serving as one of New York’s most popular governors, (Smith) was ready to ask the question: was America ready to elect a Catholic President?

“On September 19, 1938, Al Smith got his answer.  As his campaign train entered Oklahoma, the KKK burned crosses… enemies – many within his own Democratic Party – linked Smith to the Irish stereotypes of “rum, Romanism and rebellion”.  Amid dire warnings that he would be loyal to the pope, not America, Smith lost even his beloved home state of New York.”

It would take another generation and a charismatic, handsome war hero, his beautiful wife (and a smidgen of electoral chicanery in Chicago, such as a then-eight-year-old Vladimir Putin might have appreciated) to win the Presidency and then lose it to an assassin whose motives and confederates remain unknown to this day.  The religious issue faded, of sorts (President Joe 2catholic) – the “rum, Romanism and rebellion” bugaboo of a century before JFK becoming a sort of myth, a sop to hard times overcome (in theory and, often, in practice) – a curiosity relegated to popular media like the award-winning movie “Gangs of New York” mercantile icons like the “Lucky Charms” leprechaun and to music hall ditties.  A Professor was even inspired to probe into the darker corners of the 19th century and proclaim (well, publish, at any rate c. 2002) his conclusions in an academic journal.  (See Attachment One)

With victimhood proving a profitable and even desirable state, it was all but inevitable that other groups would pull the ladder up before the Irish could also climb the wall and claim their unfair share of victim booty.  In a recent column for USA today, Matthew Brown excoriated the claims that Irish people were enslaved in British North America as being “a longstanding myth and online meme sometimes associated with neo-Confederates and white nationalists. The claimwhich experts say is also often politically motivatedis untrue.”  (See Attachment Two)

Brown dismissed the contention that indentured servitude was anything like slavery, and cited various sources (notably an Irish librarian interviewed by the Southern Poverty Law Center (Attachment Two A) and an archaeologist who alleged many such advocates were Nazis, parasites, partisans to the cause of Irish independence and simple fortune seekers hoping to tap into the magical pot o’gold at the end of the reparations rainbow.  Claims about Irish slaves were debunked last year, Brown stated, “as the House of Representatives held hearings on legislation that would explore the possibility of extending reparations to African Americans for slavery.”

“Rather than confront the brutal crime against humanity and national original sin that was African chattel slavery, this narrative is particularly appealing to those who want to proclaim that ‘my ancestors suffered too!’,” Reilly, the archaeologist, stated.

On the other hand, one Lisa Wade submitted a parcel of “Sociological Images” somewhat to the contrary.  (See Attachment Two B)

(The message: “Help Wanted, No Irish Need Apply”) has become a stand-in for an entire narrative about how immigrants are treated in America, according to an article in VOX (Attachment Three), utilized both by Brown and by pro-Irish partisans.  “It's also the subject of a surprisingly heated academic fight,” said article notes – a bit of an understatement.

VOX posited a third judgment upon Irish-Americans seeking the newly minted status of victimhood – apart from the involuntary servitude of African captured and sold in the New World and the voluntary migrations… from Latin America and certain other places… spurred by economic or political oppression.

“Historians have floated another idea: that Irish Americans, more than any other immigrant group, saw themselves as exiles from their home country (or, rather, the colony of internal incarceration which many of the emigrants believed pre-192@ Ireland to be - DJI), rather than as people who were choosing to come to the US for a better life. 

Other antagonistic memes and tropes floated to the surface of the political waters in the years leading up to the Civil War.  Two decades before the imagined horrors of Negro equality, the nativist political party “Know-Nothings” declared war on immigrants of the Catholic persuasion… chiefly the Irish, but also Germans (sorry, Sergeant “I know nothing!” Schulz from Hogan’s Heroes) and, as time passed, Italians.  (They did hate the blacks, of course, as well as Jews and Asians and probably even those reptilian aliens from outer space, but apparently thought such contemptibles not even worth their measure of good, honest American hate.)

An unsigned (but extensively documented) analysis in UK Essays (see Attachment Four) blamed (or credited) the rise of the N 👃 Ø mobs on “the influx of nearly three million Irish and German immigrants in the 1830s,” most of whom were Catholics.  “As a result, a secret society was formed that was united by xenophobic hostility to immigration. Native-born Protestants felt threatened by the new immigrants because they believed that the Catholic Church represented tyranny and the potential to be subjugated by a foreign power (i.e. the Pope).”

From 1850 to 1855, the Know-Nothing Party was the fastest growing party in the United States, even outstripping the fledgling Republican party… their politics spiced-up by the occasional lynching or church-burning.  They formed an “American Party” and, in 1856, nominated a disgraced ex-Presidentm the hapless Millard Filmore who was stomped by the equally hapless James Buchanan, winning only eight electoral votes

“Even if this party was not coherent enough to establish any legislation, they set the basic framework for nativist behaviour in the later centuries,” concluded the British essayist(s). Ultimately, however, “when party leaders failed to actually reduce immigration, party members lost faith in the leaders and turned to other parties to solve their problems.”

Sound familiar?

Another exposition of the Know Nothings can also be gleaned from a 2015 essay by Elise Hoogendoorn, a student at the University of Utrecht (Netherlands) who probes, in more detail, the role of a KN founder and the election of 1856 – with many documents of the era and some cartoons which may trigger the sensitive.  (See this.)  One of the broadsides Hoogendoorn unearthed attributed the origins of the Know Nothings to “the Order of the Star Spangled Banner, founded by Charles B. Allen in 1850. The Order was a secret society whose members were not allowed to disclose any information to outsiders. The initial goal of the members was to “use their votes and personal influence to reduce the political power of both immigrants and the politicians who purportedly pandered to them.” And that they took the name Know Nothings “because they were to proclaim they ‘knew nothing’ when inquired about the Order or its activities.”

Sort of like Fight Club?

Or a certain ex-somebody?

Hoogendoorn, while less vitriolic than Brown, nonetheless concurred with Jensen in that anti-Irish nativism

was based more on economic, moral and religious conditions, rather than being based on a racial

approach because, despite the depictions of brutish, “simian” Irishmen swilling liquor and raising their shillelaghs against decent folk, “(t)he issue of race was not yet fully exercised in the 1850s.”

And then, towards the advent of the Civil War, the racists found new deplorables to hate

The British essayists (above) observed that when a new menace to America… the Chinese… began showing up in the Pacific Coast states, nativists fomented a political movement against the Chinese called the Workingmen’s Party, led (ironically) by an Irish-born sailor named Dennis Kearney, which became a strong force that supported passing legislation against Chinese immigrants. The Workingmen’s Party never even became an electoral factor, nor won any states, but influenced others to pass the Chinese Exclusion Act, “which forced the Chinese to obtain certificates to prove their eligibility to live and work in the United States” and was not repealed until World War II found America supporting the Chinese (at least the Kuomintang) against Japan.  Japanese-Americans were promptly railroaded off to camps for the duration of the war.

Whilst sampling the flavours and colours of the virtual Ould Sod last week when not engaged in virtual Brexit meetings with Martin, President Biden (See Attachment Six) might have had the time and leisure to consult a recent history appropriate to the day… “St. Patrick’s Vermin” by Hidetaka Hirota… a review of which appeared in the Irish Times of April 20, 2017.   (Attachment Seven)  This important book, critic Christopher Kissane deduced, “shows that both Irish America and Ireland have a historical responsibility to speak out for the poor and desperate tossed across oceans and borders seeking better lives and salvation. There but for the grace of time go we.”

Citing more than a century of mass deportations from the United States and pointing the finger of shame at some aspects of the Trump presidency (which often appear, in the president’s own phrase, “unpresidented”), Kinsinger pointed out that “the virulence of his anti-immigration language, and the radicalism of his immigration policy have deep historical roots,” and adding: “It is impossible to read (Hirota’s) stories without thinking of the Syrian refugees and Mexican immigrants facing demonisation and immigration control in Trump’s America. From its persecuted beginnings, Irish America itself became a home of racial prejudice and nativism, and it is a cruel American twist that many supporting bans and walls today bear surnames writ through 19th-century deportation lists.”

 

Hirota was subsequently interviewed by the liberal Mother Jones magazine during one of the more fervid attempts by the Trump administration to reshape legal immigration in the United States.  (See Attachment Eight)

US Citizenship and Immigration Services, the agency that handles legal immigration, was on the verge of releasing a regulation that expected to make it far easier to label immigrants as likely future public charges. That, contended MJ interviewer Noah Lanard “would prevent immigrants in the United States from extending their time in the country or receiving green cards and a path to citizenship.”

Hirota pointed out that a key difference was that, originally, the United States sought to exclude immigrants who would become completely dependent on the government. By contrast, Trump’s administration hoped to target working immigrants whose families receive only some assistance. A family of four making 200 percent of the poverty line may struggle to make ends meet, but it wouldn’t be a family of paupers, either. “It’s part of the government’s crusade against immigration regardless of the legal status,” Hirota said. “Put simply, it’s a purely nativist agenda.”

The November election left the White House to close out 2020 by “scrambling to lock in Trump’s legacy on immigration policy before President-elect Biden takes office.

We remain in the Age of Trump… the age of BLM, the Proud Boys, Antifa, Oath Keepers and the cancel culture – everything is racialized and victimhood prized above all qualities.  Perhaps Americans have realized that they have reached the end of the road – there are no more mountains to climb, no more accomplishments to accomplish and so, because they still must eat and sleep (preferably in a home of their own or, at least, a bed of their own in a rented domicile), they will have need of money – which is hard to come by in a society that regards the vast majority of them as useless… hence, expendable.

So we must weaponize our failure, find someone else to blame… if not in the present than in the past… and hope that the masters of domains take pity upon us and toss a few crumbs our way, the way that President Trump was wont to throw rolls of paper towels to victims of tragedy.  Being oppressed is a virtue – from the bums on the sidewalk to the denizens of high castles; if somebody else is to blame for your misfortunes, than you are free.

Since the movement for reparations to American blacks (from whites and, by no means, the elites) social rage has spiked and calcified… other racial, religious, gender and miscellaneous groupings have tried to elbow their way into the handout culture which has been potentiated by the Covid virus that has taken not only lives, but liberty and security.  And if blacks can turn history to their advantage, why not others.

Why not the Irish?

Are they not…

… Apes??

… the President???

 

President Joe, (See Attachment Six), celebrated the occasion by holding a virtual discussion with Ireland's prime minister, Taoiseach Micheál Martin on the potential perils of a U.K. Brexit forcing a closure of the border between the North and the Republic and a return to “the troubles”.  Emphasizing the President’s contention that he is not only Catholic, but Irish Catholic, the Washington Post spun the meeting in a manner calibrated to drive Mr. Brown (as well as many blacks, Asians and other contending and contentious victims) up the bloody wall.

The Post connected Biden’s Irishness to his outlook on immigration, as he talked about his ancestors boarding coffin ships in the Irish Sea to escape a famine in the 1840s.

This identification with a long-oppressed minority enables him, even as a sitting president, to claim common ground with those who feel dismissed for not graduating from an Ivy League school. It lets a man who’s made millions pitch himself as “Middle-Class Joe.”

“Guys who think because they have a lot more money that they’re better than you, look down on you,” Biden said in the days before the election. “I acknowledge I got a — I have a chip on my shoulder, coming from an Irish Catholic neighborhood where it wasn’t viewed as being such a great thing.”

Joe, “once the poorest man in the Senate” is now estimated to be worth $9 million at present, which, according to MarieClaire is significantly more than earlier in his career. This number, from Forbes and calculated in 2019, is based on a total portfolio of $4 million in real estate (Joe and wife Jill Biden own two homes in Delaware), cash/investments worth $4 million, and a federal pension worth more than $1 million… 

Fookin’ Nazi!

 

So, to sum up the holiday, Don Joneses… at least almost all of ‘em except those who came over on the Mayflower (and kept their fortunes)… are apparently resigned to a future eternity of letting the robots do the work that sustains the elites and sit on the sidewalk, ragged cap and pitiful little sign at hand, hoping for someone to drop a dime.  As former Rep. Parnell noted in an episode from Entropy and Renaissance, with there no longer being a necessity for work or the workingman (sorry, Kearny), the only issue to confront is that of distribution.  And the prizes… or at least the sustenance… go to the most pitiful, the most victimized, the most abject and irredeemable failures that America can offer!  Blacks must fight the Irish to determine who is worse off, the women and Chinese do battle to claim the status of most abused and Mexicans now have to contend with those on their Southern border who consider themselves more deserving of charity, owing to the exponential and malevolent qualities of their leaders – a situation no longer foreign to many natives.

What’s to do about it?  Open a bottle, drink up, then go out and beat up some goddam other (according to your prejudices).  Write a sneering business review, push an old lady off the subway tracks.  Most people will hate you but many will give a thumbs up.  Or even elect you to office!

 

 

MARCH 12th to MARCH 18th

 

  Friday, March 12, 2021

     

      Infected: 29,343,690

               Dead:  530,821

                  Dow:  32,787.43

      

           

Joe promises: vax eligibility for Everybody by Mayday, Americans will be able to attend family gatherings on July 4th.  Oklahoma becomes 20th de-masked state; Gov. Abbott (R-Tx) welcomes Spring Break Super Spreaders.  Jet Blue fines mask-resistant drunk $1,400.

   Violent and virtual attacks on Asians keep spreading – 75 year old man beaten to death.  Potter” actress Katy Leung cites racism at Hogwarts 17 years ago.

   Bad weather – 2 feet of snow in Denver, four in overhanging mountains, down south and east, Texas tornado season kicks off.

   A week of awards, nominations and selections begins: The Weeknd, snubbed, boycotts Grammies, critics crouch, ready to pounce on Oscars-So-White/Male. NCAA starts filling tourney slots – the boys will play all games in Indianapolis, the girls in San Antonio.  Duke players get it, drop out of ACC tourney.

   J-Rod calls it splitsville.

 

Saturday, March 13, 2021

 

      Infected:  29,399,980

                Dead:  534,291

                 

 

 

Shot Americans now top 100M.  Astra Zeneca still held up in US trials, popular in Europe but suspected of causing fatal blood clots.  Novovas racing to top AZ as Number Four – 96% effective (86% over UK variant).  Businesses delighted, doctors dismayed as more state unvax and unmask – 22 now – new Eurolockdowns as Tesla plant workers get it.

   4200 migrant children now in border cages – 25% increase.  ICE has no plans to shoot their captives (w/ vax).  IRS says Stim Three checks being mailed out.

   Minneapolis and Floyd family settle civil suite for 27M.  First anniversary of Breonna Taylor killing. 

   J-Rod back together.

 

Sunday, March 14, 2021

 

      Infected:  29,400,553

                Dead:  534,316

                 Shot:  27%

 

President Joe starts Covid-tour… coincidentally kicking off in purple states.  Seven day average cases down 78% since January.  But, as Europlague spikes, Dr. Fauci warns not to spike the ball on the five yard line.

   Partisans dispute stimulus.  Nancy calls it “transformative” and 90% directed at ameliorating Covid, SecTreas Yellin calls inflation risk small (but see Index!) and workers are too scarred and scared to spend unwisely.  But Sen. Bavasso (R-Wy) insists it will spur inflation, Will Hurd (R-Tx) says it should be paid for (with taxes, of course, for which Joe will be blamed) and ex-Gov talking head Chris Christie calls it “a Covid wish list of all the things Democrats wanted.”  (The 2021 Federal debt will top GDP for the first time since World War II.)

   Massive tornadoes hit Happy, TX, crawling east while more children swarm over border (20% increase), said to be driven by “hope”.

 

Monday, March 15, 2021

 

      Infected: 29,498,494

               Dead:  535,626

                  Dow:  32,954.96   

 

 

4200 migrant children now in border cages – 25% increase. 

   It’s a day for women in the arts: Beyonce sets Grammy award record with 29 (3 for 2021) and her 9 year old Blue Ivy cops first video Grammy; Billie Eilish nabs record of the year.  Oscars nomination diversity includes two women as directors, two Asian actors.  And politics: Senate confirms Deb Haaland, first Native American InterSec 51-40.

   Ex Trump plague queen Dr. Birx takes private sector job, talks to media, betrays her old boss.  New queen Dr. Walensky says Euros took their eyes “off the ball” and are now re-redlighting Astra Zeneca over reports of fatal blood clots.  The head of Pfizer predicts booster shoots will be necessary for the next ten years, but closing of social distancing from 6 to 3 feet means more schools can open.

  Prosecutors arrest killers of Capitol police officer Sicknick with bear spray and grab another who denies he’s a Nazi (despite his Hitler moustache).  And cops search for the motive driving a 77 year old driver to drive into a homeless colony and hit 9, killing three.  Anger… or alcohol?

 

   Tuesday, March 16, 2021

 

          Infected: 29,597,272

                   Dead:  536,914

                     Dow:  33,195.34

                     Shot:  28%

Three thousand migrant teenagers to be moved to Dallas, housed in convention center, presently used for vaxxes.  Liberals call their plight “heartbreaking”.  Republicans call their surge a “hurricane.”

   The Texas freeze, immigration and, of course, plague inspire President Joe to ponder raising taxes (see above) but only the ultra-rich $400,000/yr. and up.  (See how long that lasts!)  Biden promises “shots in the arm and money in the pockets.”  Six NCAA tourney referees get it, as does coach Auriemna of second seeded U.Conn women.  And a new wave of plague strikes Canada. 

   More Dead Sea Scrolls discovered… uh, near the Dead Sea.  God’s words are yet to be translated.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

 

          Infected:  29,649,000

                    Dead:  538,243

                      Dow:  33,195.39  

It’s St. Partick’s Day.

   George Stephanopolous interviews President Joe, who says that migrant children shouldn’t come “until we’re ready”, that Vladimir Putin “is a killer” without a soul, and that Mario Cuomo should be investigated, but all women believed.  George praises his “directness”. 

   A lonely loser kills 8 at several Atlanta massage parlours and is caught on his way to Florida to kill more.  A (different) gun-totin’ psycho is busted outside VP Harris’ residence.  The Squeamish squeam loudly after a policeman tells the media mob that Mr. Long.

  

   Thursday, March 18, 2021

             Infected:  29,726,580

                       Dead:  539,698

                         Dow:  32,862.30  

 

House holds hearings on anti-Asian violence as the squeamish scream.  Trevor Noah proclaims race, not religion caused the killings.  Killer admits to having been “religiously conflicted”.  Despite Trump telling his worshippers, to vaxx up, 25% of Congress (48% of Republican men) refuse to be shot. 

   Family members are turning in Capitol rioters.  FEMA will help plague survivors with funeral expenses.

   J-Rod is… who knows?

 

 

 

Johnson & Johnson vaxxes are finally on the way, giving the index a 100 point boost (without which, we’d be in the red, again).  There was a slight improvement in employment, but pretty much everything was down – so those who hope should hope for better things to come.  Better weather, for example.  A better means of vaccination scheduling.

Its only two weeks ‘til spring.

 

 

THE DON JONES INDEX

CHART of CATEGORIES w/VALUE ADDED to EQUAL BASELINE of 15,000

(REFLECTING… approximately… DOW JONES INDEX of June 27, 2013)

See a further explanation of categories here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ECONOMIC INDICES (60%)

 

 

 

DON JONES’ PERSONAL ECONOMIC INDEX (45% of TOTAL INDEX POINTS)

 

CATEGORY

VALUE

BASE

 

RESULTS

 

SCORE

SCORE

      OUR SOURCE(S) and COMMENTS

 

  INCOME

(24%)

6/27/13

LAST

CHANGE

NEXT

3/12/21

 3/19/21

                             SOURCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wages (hourly, per capita)

9%

1350 pts.

3/12/21

+0.04%

3/26/21

1,429.18

1,429.18

https://tradingeconomics.com/united-states/wages 25.19

 

Median Income (yearly)

4%

600

3/12/21

+0.025%

3/26/21

668.32

668.49

http://www.usdebtclock.org/   35,375 384

 

Unempl. (BLS – in millions

4%

600

12/1/20

+1.61%

3/26/21

323.48

323.48

http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000000   6.2%

 

Official (DC – in millions)

2%

300

3/12/21

+0.02%

3/26/21

389.59

389.67

http://www.usdebtclock.org/      9,969 967

 

Total. (DC – in millions)

2%

300

3/12/21

+0.17%

3/26/21

326.18

326.73

http://www.usdebtclock.org/    17,737 707

 

Workforce Participation

Number (in millions)

Percentage (DC)

2%

300

3/12/21

 

+0.013%

+0.012%

3/26/21

 

 

311.59

 

 

311.63

In 150,273 294 Out 100,758 751 Total: 251,031 045

http://www.usdebtclock.org/  59.87

 

WP Percentage (ycharts)*

1%

150

12/1/20

-0.16%

3/26/21

151.74

151.74

http://ycharts.com/indicators/labor_force_participation_rate  61.40

 

OUTGO

(15%)

 

 

 

 

 

Total Inflation

7%

1050

3/12/21

+0.4%

3/26/21

1,014.25

1,014.25

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm     +0.4

 

Food

2%

300

3/12/21

+0.2%

3/26/21

283.27

283.27

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm     +0.2

 

Gasoline

2%

300

3/12/21

+6.4%

3/26/21

297.02

297.02

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm     +6.4

 

Medical Costs

2%

300

3/12/21

+0.5%

3/26/21

287.06

287.06

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm     +0.5

 

Shelter

2%

300

3/12/21

+0.2%

3/26/21

294.32

294.32

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm     +0.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEALTH

(6%)

 

Dow Jones Index

2%

300

3/12/21

  +0.68%

3/26/21

358.12

360.56

https://www.wsj.com/market-data/quotes/index/DJIA  32,862.80

 

Sales (homes)

Valuation (homes)

1%

1%

150

150

3/12/21

   -1.04%

   -1.90%

3/26/21

196.44

165.43               

194.41

162.28               

https://www.nar.realtor/research-and-statistics

     Sales (M):  6.76  ..69 Valuations (K):  309.8  303.9

 

Debt (Personal)

2%

300

3/12/21

  +0.07%

3/26/21

274.45

274.26

http://www.usdebtclock.org/    64,105 150

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

             AMERICAN ECONOMIC INDEX (15% of TOTAL INDEX POINTS)

 

 

NATIONAL

(10%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues (in trillions)

2%

300

3/12/21

 +0.06%

3/26/21

296.97          

297.10          

debtclock.org/       3,471 473

 

Expenditures (in tr.)

2%

300

3/12/21

  -0.09%

3/26/21

221.98

221.78

debtclock.org/       6,698 704

 

National Debt (tr.)

3%

450

3/12/21

 +0.09%

3/26/21

330.48

330.18

http://www.usdebtclock.org/    28,040 066

 

Aggregate Debt (tr.)

3%

450

3/12/21

 +0.07%

3/26/21

382.47

382.21

http://www.usdebtclock.org/    82,636 692

 

GLOBAL

(5%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign Debt (tr.)

2%

300

3/12/21

 +0.07%

3/26/21

290.97                

290.57              

http://www.usdebtclock.org/   7,118 123

 

Exports (in billions – bl.)

1%

150

3/12/21

 +1.00%

3/26/21

159.63

159.63

https://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/index.html 191.9

 

Imports (bl.)

1%

150

3/12/21

  -1.38%

3/26/21

134.93

134.93

https://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/index.html 260.2

 

Trade Deficit (bl.)

1%

150

3/12/21

 +2.35%

3/26/21

106.13            

106.13            

https://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/index.html  68.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOCIAL INDICES (40%) 

 

ACTS of MAN

(12%)

 

  World Peace

3%

450

3/12/21

-0.4%

3/26/21

399.48

397.88

As Covid re-spikes, France starts deporting vulnerables from Paris while sixteen countries cancel Astra Zeneca.  Policeman kidnaps and kills UK woman, riots ensue.  Myanmar military kills 22 more anti-coup protesters; Haitian government collapsing.  NoKo, tired of being ignored, ramps up nuke production and snarls at President Joe.

 

Terrorism

2%

300

3/12/21

+0.7%

3/26/21

244.58

242.87

Some barricades and fencing to be removed from Capitol – because they are an “eyesore”.  (State of Union hasn’t happened yet!)  Firebombs planted at Mar-a-Lago… they don’t go off.  Gunmen kill 58 in marketplace attack in Niger.  8 killed in either sexually or racially motivated Atlanta assault (or both!).  Family members are turning in Capitol rioters.

 

Politics

3%

450

3/12/21

+0.1%

3/26/21

434.69      

435.12      

Mario Cuomo’s troubles mount as accusers stream from woodwork and old friends defect.  Cali. Gov. Newsome faces recall due to maskless donor dinner.  Matthew McConaughey ponders a run for Governor of Texas and orchestrates plague benefit.  All right, all right!  DHS Sec. Mayorga calls border crisis “not a crisis.”

 

Economics

3%

450

3/12/21

+0.1%

3/26/21

397.53     

397.93     

Inflation surge targets gas and lumber prices (and, to a lesser extent) food.  Amazon surpasses WalMart as Number One clothing retailer.  Disneyland will open on MayDay – but only for local residents.

 

Crime

1%

150

3/12/21

+0.4%

3/26/21

257.79

256.36

Gunmen shoot up Christmas concert at NYC cathedral, psycho arrested in front of VP Harris house.  Honduran president takes 250K from drug gangs.  Drunk and maskless Jet Blue passenger fined $1,400, another urinates.  After learning a third of users cheat, Netflix cracks down on password sharing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTS of GOD

(6%)

(with, in some cases, a little… or lots of… help from men, and a few women)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Environment/Weather

3%

450

3/12/21

  -0.1%

3/26/21

415.22

414.80

Tornado season underway in Texas.  Winter hangs on in Colorado.  More people driving despite expensive gas means that air pollution levels returning to pre-plague peaks.

 

Natural/Unnatural Disaster

3%

450

3/12/21

  -0.2%

3/26/21

414.33

413.50

House being used as fireworks factory explodes in Oakland, CA, 2 killed.  16 tornadoes sweep through South, feathers fly as one levels a chicken farm in Whistler, MS.  Toddlers being terminated on Pelaton treadmills.

 

LIFESTYLE/JUSTICE INDEX   (15%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science, Tech, Education

4%

600

3/12/21

+0.2%

3/26/21

650.90

652.20

ISS spacemen vent toxic ammonia from premises.  Space X launches Falcon 9 rocket to seed the cosmos with “cell towers”.  Schools in Maine stop expelling delinquents so as to improve racial equality.

 

Equality (econ./social)

4%

600

3/12/21

   nc

3/26/21

567.07

567.07

More Dems demand Cuomo resignation (see above).  Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wi) calls Capitol rioters “friendly and jovial” people, says not so if they were black – BLM calls for him to resign.  Fat chance!  Pope Francis douses gays with (cold) holy water, says: “You can’t bless sin.” (But adds that Godly people shouldn’t murder them.)  Jesuits promise $100M in slavery reparations.  Georgetown cancels prof for saying blacks have lower test scores and promises to purge any others who defame “vulnerables”.  Kentucky, on the other hand, hands out 90 days jail for anybody who insults a cop.

 

Health

4%

600

3/12/21

   nc

3/26/21

507.31

 

507.31

 

Jackson, MS still has dirty water, weeks after the deep freeze.  Prince Philip (99) sent home after a month’s hospitalization for heart surgery.

 

Plague

+0.1%<