For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
St. Paul, Thessalonians I, 5:2-11As you may have guessed from reading this Blog, I am patiently awaiting "The Rapture": the day the whole impossibly complicated, convoluted, contrived and corrupted apparatus known as "The Financial System" definitively and for all time collapses into dust. However, the degree of denial, obfuscation, explication and out and out lying has become so enormous it might seem well nigh impossible to say with any degree of certainty exactly when that momentous moment of truth has actually arrived. Fear not. Because the great Gods of finance have in fact provided us with a totally reliable indicator of economic truth: the Tao. Usually spelled: Dow. (Pronounced the same.)
When the Tao goes up everyone is happy. When the Tao goes down everyone is sad. What a simple world we live in, no? But what if one day the Tao were to go down down down down down down down? That will be the sign. By that we will know: The Rapture is at hand.
It could happen today. It could happen tomorrow. Or next week. Or next month. It could come, like a thief in the night, at any time and without any warning. The market could be in the middle of a downswing or an upswing, there will be NO way to tell. But verily, my Brethren, I assure you: sometime soon, that day will come. And on that day, the market will fall so drastically, by thousands of points, that Wall St. will literally be forced to close down. And once it closes, that will be that. It will not open again. Ever. This will, indeed, be the financial End of Days.
It shall come as destruction from the almighty... cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it...And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogance of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. Isaiah 13: 5-11