The Republican Bond - Returning Negative Yields
". . . There may be so much
anarchy going on . . . "
~ Dr. Ben Carson, September 2014 on Fox News Radio suggests there may not be a presidential election in 2016.
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In his debut novel SLOP – The Wild Boar Nation (November 2013), Bishop creatively warns readers of the growing dangers of intolerance and extremism here in America. In SLOP’s sequel, Dr. Carson’s outlandish concerns about anarchy become reality. While polls open and voting takes place—terrorism erupts on Election Day 2016 as an ingenious plot carried out by conservative sympathizers rocks the nation. Branded within as the Collateralized Right Wing Fringe (CRWF), the clandestine organization's revolutionary tactics enable Republicans to increase their congressional majorities and easily win the Presidency. Upon inauguration elected officials issue:
Touted as “The Contract with America 2.0,” bond issuers authoritatively pledge to observe a fundamental set of ultra-conservative social, economic, geopolitical and religious doctrines. Riding the wave of conservatism, investors pile on sending the bond’s price soaring to extreme levels—resulting in negative bond yields. Deflation sets in and GDP plummets. Pollution, unemployment and budget deficits skyrocket. Due to political infighting, over ninety million citizens and counting become medically uninsured. Those not conforming to Christian values are openly discriminated against. Corporate corruption becomes commonplace while millions of illegal aliens flee incarceration. Undeterred, leaders double down in their policy initiatives believing upon maturity The Republican Bond will yield positive returns. When a world-wide flu pandemic brings the U.S. healthcare system to its knees, leftist radicals yield to their own extremism. Anarchy follows, resulting in the blackest of all black swan events; an “American Spring.”
Amidst sheer disorder, left and right wing radicals dig in and embrace similar mindsets of “Peace through strength,” and “No compromise.” Recognizing they had been fed nothing but SLOP for decades and that past performance is indicative of future returns, the majority determine that in a world of negative yields, the concept of Caveat Emptor is no longer applicable—that Caveat Venditor is—leading to those who rule by the rifle to die by the tusk.