To my fallen angels
Beelzebub, Lucifer and Leviathan, princes of Hell's demons, and to
my minions, lackeys, toadies and sycophants on Earth:
As you know, this time of year usually finds me quite despondent, as the Prince of
Peace's influence waxes most atrociously around his birthday. But this year I
am in fine spirits, nay, let me even declare myself absolutely giddy, for the destruction of
the United States of America draws ever nearer.
Though my minions have long sown festering seeds of hate and disharmony in that
now-benighted land, only recently have my favored weapons of destruction--leverage,
debt, half-truths and endless, preening justifications for greed, sloth, lust, pride,
envy, anger and gluttony--have been unleashed to worm their way into the stricken
heart of that Republic.
My most treasured hopes of destitution and conflict in the U.S.A. are nearing fruition.
First, my minions in the Federal Reserve--such loyal servants!--and the Federal
government have unleashed a veritable orgy of leverage and debt upon the land,
spreading ruination under the false guise of prosperity. What a delicious irony,
that the fools doomed to eternal damnation in my Empire believe themselves prosperous
as they absorb the poison of exponentially rising leverage and debt.
They have made a mockery of the rule of law, openly flouting it by letting financial
crimes go not just unpunished but rewarded. The blatant injustice that roams the
land like a foul, slobbering beast--there are two sets of laws and two sets of books
now, one for the financial Elites and their political toadies, and another one
for the tax donkeys beneath them--this will eventually ignite the firestorm I seek.
American extravagance has surpassed even my highest expectations, as purveyors
of luxury goods reap record profits, and the childish desire for instant gratification
has become the unspoken ruler of the land. Convenience is now worshipped as a
god, sitting triumphant beside entitlement, greed and willful ignorance.
Convenience is, as you all know, the name of a peculiarly slick slide into Hell.
One of my favorite sins, gluttony, is running amok, with half of the people
groaning under their own weight, sickened and weakened.
My loyal minions in the fast-food and packaged food
industries have followed my plans to perfection, and my lackeys in the marketing
and media have fueled the instant gratification and ignorance which insidiously
undermine even the greatest empires.
Pride--oh, how the Americans excel at hubris and pride! The Federal Reserve chairman,
bless his doomed soul, has declared himself 100% confident about an economy that
is nothing but a confidence game. Oh, what joy to hear his lies spoken with such
The mere thought of the word greed cause me to chuckle delightedly, as the U.S.
excels as a haven for greed without bounds, a greed so boundless that the entire
universe would be insufficient to satisfy its bankers, hedge fund managers,
high-frequency traders, Imperial factotums and politicians. How happy I am to
see their greed grease their way into Hell.
I feel like dancing a jig when I hear the unbridled sense of entitlement which
has poisoned the American spirit. Yes, let greed and
avarice be cloaked with rationalizations--"I was promised," "It's my right,"
"I deserve it," "it's in our contract"--it is wondrous indeed how my secret invention,
"free money," debilitates once-independent souls.
Anger is now overflowing everywhere, building my empire with every thoughtless word.
Politicians rage against each other, the people rage against the politicians, and
behind the scenes my servants in the political action committees feed the anger
with billions of dollars in campaign donations. How amusing to see the politicos
lay claim to noble ideals even as they scramble on their knees to collect the
millions tossed at their feet to do my bidding.
Oh yes, my bidding, for their greed, pride and anger are my bidding. By all means,
politicians, do my work: give tax breaks to the ultra-wealthy, let financial crimes
go unpunished, allow the financial Elites' looting to go unhindered, transfer the
wealth earned by the citizens' sweat to the financial Elites when their trillion-dollar
bets go bad--fuel the anger which will tear you from power, and tear the country
I laughed with glee when One Beholden To Me announced that he was doing
"God's work"--how I love twisting together irony and lies! He fooled no one, of
course, for even the most deluded souls know he is doing My Work, not the Lord's,
but they are too distracted by games and ginned-up contests to care.
Not caring is doing my work, too, of course.
The nation bleeds itself with unwinnable wars, sacrificing its best youth on the altar
of endless war--how can I not rejoice at this orgy of death, destruction
and sowing of hate? The feeble liars at the nation's helm print endless sums to fund war
and to prop up vile tyrants, but offer nothing for libraries or literacy or the
curing of malaria. How can I not rejoice at a nation which finds trillions for
war and next to nothing to fight the diseases of the poor residents of former colonies,
including that Prince of Disease, ignorance.
As for sloth--that millions are being paid to sit around watching television
instead of being productive creates the perfect breeding ground for resentment, malice
and envy. How perfect to pay people to sit at home and rot away, with only their
discontent and despair for company.
As you know all too well, idle hands end up doing my piecework for free.
It was almost beyond my dreams to find the nation's wealth and politics so dominated
by a tiny handful of wealthy financial plutocrats--they are doing my bidding without
hindrance, though I see by their troubled sleep that they know
where their greed and rationalizations are taking them. To channel the
nation's wealth to a few hands--what better way to nurture envy and anger?
If ignorance were treasure, the American political class must be declared wealthier than
Midas, for its ignorance has reached a pinnacle I can truly admire. Ensnared
by their lust for power, blinded by their greed for fame and perquisites, they
look no further than the next election cycle, dooming their nation to division,
disharmony and the desolation of permanent conflict over the dwindling productive
assets of this once-great nation.
The people cry out to be saved by the government, as if it was a Savior instead of
a vast combine chewing through the wealth of the nation, "investing" it in corruption,
parasitic financial Elites, military misadventures, Homeland "Security"--ha, isn't
that a jewel, as the nation withers from within--and the steady, unyielding oppression
of the remaining productive members of society.
When the people cheer "We're number One," I cheer with them, for pride goeth before a fall.
When they believe the half-truths, the illusions, the mispresentations, the
misdirections and yes, the outright lies of the ruling class repeated by
their toadies in the media, I can no longer restrain my delight, for lies and
half-truths are my favored weapons of destruction. The leaders are themselves
leaderless, blank, hollowed-out souls doing the bidding of their parasitic masters,
focused only on keeping the corrupt and venal status quo together for a few more months,
never looking out ten years.
I delight in that shortsightedness, that abject fear of change and transformation,
that clinging to failure and pride, that refusal to face reality.
For the U.S.A. is now an Empire of Debt and Lies, its fraudulent financial system
built on misrepresentations of risk and value, and its "economy of confidence"
a con game based on illusory wealth, parasitic skimming, government gaming
and tax donkeys paying for their Financial Masters' idiotic mistakes.
This adolescent desire to believe the lies, because in believing the lies then
nothing need change--this might be my most powerful destructive tool.
A hunger for fantasy and illusion, a fear of adaptation, a childish demand for
instant gratification--these are forces I can rely on to lead the once-great country
to absolute ruin.
And here is the beautifully evil part, my minions--no external enemy is required.
The Americans are destroying themselves with their reliance on leverage, debt,
denial, half-truths and overflowing servings of the Seven Deadly Sins, all of which they
have elevated to "assets" in their hopelessly twisted values. To be supremely
unproductive, a churner of lies and financial trickery,
is now the most rewarded and admired state in America.
The spiritual rot is now so deep and pervasive that the people no longer even
recognize the decay --they have been lulled into a false belief that
this culture of fraud, embezzlement, manipulations, propaganda and parasitic financial Elites
has always held sway. This is precisely how a people act when
they have lost their way, spiritually and morally: they elevate sins to virtues,
and forget the lessons of their past.
And of course everyone claiming that there is no spiritual vacuum sucking the nation
dry, that the status quo is simply "business as usual"--they are doing my work, too,
for habituating to all that is corrupt and reprehensible, all that is lacking in
integrity and honesty, this is doing my work most admirably.
Americans no longer hate me, they hate sacrifice, with a passion that enlivens
my enthusiasm for their self-destruction.
How can I not be pleased this season? At long last, the destruction of the United
States by its own citizens is close at hand. Give me two years, minions, no more than
four, and I shall insure they will finally begin reaping what they have sown.
Ignorance, my poor dear
Americans, will not save you, nor will your endless parade of excuses, justifications and
rationalizations. Indeed, they are my weapons which you drive deeper into your
nation's heart with every lie, every excuse, every frantic justification for your own
I await 2011 with high expectations.
Most sincerely yours,