Friday, July 3, 2015

Secure Your Long-Term Future Now by Investing in the Weapons of World War IV

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. - Albert Einstein

July 3, 2015
CNBC: Stocks to own for the next 239 years

Weapons have certainly been around since the nation's founding, but the machinery made by Lockheed Martin would have left George Washington speechless.

There are, of course, other ways to play this. One could always build a survivalist bunker now that could potentially stand up to the weapons of mass destruction of the distant future.

Fixed fortifications are monuments to man's stupidity. - George S. Patton

Hmm. Perhaps it is best to just stick with the "sure thing" Lockheed Martin stock instead and hope for the best.

That said, sticks are still free for those who know where to look. The return on investment, over the long-term, could therefore be spectacular! And don't forget that a properly placed stick fired at a high velocity could grant you complete access to all of your opponent's sticks.

Think of it as compound bow interest.



In all seriousness, if CNBC really thinks that weapons will be one of the best investments over the next 239 years then I have only one thing to say:

Clown horn time.



You better hope that I am right to think this way.

January 23, 2015
Doomsday Clock moved closer to midnight

Noting that nuclear trends are moving backwards, the Science and Security Board's Sharon Squassoni pointed out that weapons modernization programs and disarmament have "ground to a halt."

Perhaps weapons can be a good investment for a time, but at some point we will all become victims of their success. Based on the human history of never letting a powerful weapon go to waste, I have few doubts about that.

5 comments:

dearieme said...

"Weapons have certainly been around since the nation's founding": did you ever?

dearieme said...

"Based on the human history of never letting a powerful weapon go to waste ...": I shouldn't be surprised if the next use of nuclear weapons is in a civil war. It's very striking that the decomposition of the USSR was not accompanied by any use of nukes. Would the people involved in, say, a civil war in China or the US be similarly inhibited?

Stagflationary Mark said...

dearieme,

It is the crazed martyr with a suspicious suitcase that would concern me most, especially 239 years from now. *cringe*

Joseph Constable said...

The suitcase bomb is a small bomb. It is an acceptable downside to being able to keep the borders open by the powers that be. When the US gives Iran the bomb mutually assured destruction is out the window. Now THAT is going to be a big event.

Stagflationary Mark said...

One scary difference between a suitcase bomb and an ICBM is that we may never know who actually did it.

Another scary difference could be what a "suitcase of the day" mentality would do to our economy. :(