Archive for May 2013
[This is a long post, on something I’ve been kicking around in my head for quite some time… so please bear with me. If nothing else, pull up the chair, pour a glass of wine, and I’ll hopefully give you some useful food for thought.]
“There are no ‘mitigating circumstances’ when it comes to rebellion against a liege lord.” Yoshi Toranaga
“Unless you win.” John Blackthorne
–James Clavell, SHOGUN
It is an interesting thing, to listen to activists on the left and right sides of the political aisle, to denigrate each other, and it is especially entertaining if you identify with either party against “them.” But the sad reality between the political parties is best summarized in the following:
“There is not a dime’s worth of difference between the Democrat and Republican Parties!” Alabama Governor George Wallace, candidate for President, 1968
An objective look at the track-record of the last 45 years (since that observation was made), will demonstrate that both parties aren’t interested in the welfare of the American people, but looking out for the welfare of their own pocketbooks. The country is now run by two battling factions, the globalists and collectivists.
The globalists are interested in money and power. They aim to accomplish the dream of past tyrants like Napoleon, Hitler, Lenin and Stalin: world domination. Their fiat-currency schemes have crippled every economy around the world- save Iceland, ironically- and utterly destroyed the sovereignty of every single nation on the planet. The financial whiz-kids of the American financial system, in cahoots with their British counterparts, have created an economic virus which has infected every corner of the globe. The purpose of this virus is to bring the global economy to its knees at the same time, so that power can be consolidated, and a centralized bank for the entire world unveiled as the savior to all our financial problems. But of course, a global bank will no more save us than the Federal Reserve has saved us, but that should be obvious.
The fly in the ointment of their globalist plans, has been the United States of America, which has been an economic powerhouse, due to manufacturing know-how, ingenuity, strong property rights and an economic system that fosters innovation. As an added bonus, those same unruly Americans are armed to the teeth. How does one bring down such a large stumbling-block to the well-laid globalist plans?
Corrupt their country, of course. This has been done by corrupting the staunch property rights by eroding the rule of law, the work ethic of Americans in the schools, corrupting the parent-child relationship, and making the international trading laws such that the economy of the USA can be hollowed-out. To further corrupt Americans, turn every possible group one against the next (think of hyphen use in how you identify yourself, while I am simply “American”), pit the poor against the rich, pit the right against the left, and militarize the police so that people are afraid to speak up, to stand for what’s right.
Finally, since the globalists ARE the banksters and use the Federal Reserve- as well as the European Central Bank- to work in conjunction with other countries, they will continue to devalue the currencies until they’ve reached their intrinsic value, which is (in the case of a dollar bill) merely a scrap of paper. As a hidden bonus, let’s make it difficult to use physical currency or obtain precious-metals, and make all transactions digital (including new money “printing”), so when the collapse occurs, your dollar isn’t even worth the paper it’s NOT printed on… Merely erase the files, and voila’! No money, because it never existed to begin with.
It’s truly diabolical, what they’ve done. Their end-goal remains the same, though… money and power. If THEY control all money, in the end, only they will HAVE money, and therefore all the POWER. Their actions- as manifested by the Federal Reserve and ECB, the “template” of Cyprus which they will use globally to steal anything they’ve not already stolen, shows they have no compunctions with such minor things as ethics and morals. These people are amoral in nature; that is, they don’t care about what is or is not moral, because such things don’t matter. ALL that matters to them, is power. Total power isn’t just a goal, it’s the only goal, and only amoral people would ever desire such a thing. So whether it’s right or wrong to murder someone, starve an entire country to death (as Cyprus was threatened with), or genocide…? The ends justifies the means. This is the summary of the globalists and what they’re doing.
On the flip side of the coin, are the collectivists. Some are “democrats,” some are hardcore liberals, some socialists or communists, and so on… Of course, others are masquerading as “Republicans,” or whatever they need, to seem as an alternative to the leftist ideologues. But with a few rare exceptions, they’re all the same; playing a game, to pad their wallets. True representatives of the people are avoided as much as possible; witness the “Republican” party bank-rolling easily-controlled puppets, and vilifying anyone who might not toe the party-line (such as “Comprehensive Immigration Reform”). The Republican and Democrat parties are a sweet-heart deal, because while they’re completely controlled, the illusion of “choice” remains…
But as has been demonstrated under every President since at least Ronald Reagan (and the case could easily be made all the way back to Eisenhower), every administration has been in the pocket of the big banks and the big military contractors. Each administration simply does what it must, to fulfill their agendas, while doing what’s necessary to line their own pockets at the same time. This is why legalized insider-trading was just signed into law by Obama, after receiving overwhelming support in the House and Senate. Everyone’s on the take, and NOBODY is representing the people…
The collectivists of the left-leaning variety, push the police-state agenda. They dearly want to quash any sense of individualism, profit, capitalism, representative government, and so on. In other words, they’re your typical communist activists, struggling to develop their idealistic view where everyone is equal, everyone gets the same pay, nobody stands out, nobody profits. That this system has utterly failed every time it has been tried, they think is only because they weren’t running the show. A lot of them honestly believe this, and believe that with the right government controls, they can stamp out poverty, inequality, famine, disease, and all the other vagaries of existence. They mean well, in that they think that government can overcome the nature of man, and they think that with enough wishful thinking, enough emotion and enough conversation, they can convince everyone else that their beliefs are true…
To accomplish the utopian goal of universal equality, there are certain things that need to happen, to erode the individuality and make such a system possible. At this website, the 10 Planks of Marxism are listed, with our modern American equivalent (additional comment are from the linked website):
1. Abolition of private property and the application of all rents of land to public purposes.
Americans do these with actions such as the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution (1868), and various zoning, school & property taxes. Also the Bureau of Land Management (Zoning laws are the first step to government property ownership)
2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
Americans know this as misapplication of the 16th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, 1913, The Social Security Act of 1936.; Joint House Resolution 192 of 1933; and various State “income” taxes. We call it “paying your fair share”.
3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.
Americans call it Federal & State estate Tax (1916); or reformed Probate Laws, and limited inheritance via arbitrary inheritance tax statutes.
4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
Americans call it government seizures, tax liens, Public “law” 99-570 (1986); Executive order 11490, sections 1205, 2002 which gives private land to the Department of Urban Development; the imprisonment of “terrorists” and those who speak out or write against the “government” (1997 Crime/Terrorist Bill); or the IRS confiscation of property without due process. Asset forfeiture laws are used by DEA, IRS, ATF etc…).
5. Centralization of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.
Americans call it the Federal Reserve which is a privately-owned credit/debt system allowed by the Federal Reserve act of 1913. All local banks are members of the Fed system, and are regulated by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) another privately-owned corporation. The Federal Reserve Banks issue Fiat Paper Money and practice economically destructive fractional reserve banking.
6. Centralization of the means of communications and transportation in the hands of the State.
Americans call it the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Department of Transportation (DOT) mandated through the ICC act of 1887, the Commissions Act of 1934, The Interstate Commerce Commission established in 1938, The Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Communications Commission, and Executive orders 11490, 10999, as well as State mandated driver’s licenses and Department of Transportation regulations.
7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state, the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
Americans call it corporate capacity, The Desert Entry Act and The Department of Agriculture… Thus read “controlled or subsidized” rather than “owned”… This is easily seen in these as well as the Department of Commerce and Labor, Department of Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Mines, National Park Service, and the IRS control of business through corporate regulations.
8. Equal liability of all to labor. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
Americans call it Minimum Wage and slave labor like dealing with our Most Favored Nation trade partner; i.e. Communist China. We see it in practice via the Social Security Administration and The Department of Labor. The National debt and inflation caused by the communal bank has caused the need for a two “income” family. Woman in the workplace since the 1920’s, the 19th amendment of the U.S. Constitution, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, assorted Socialist Unions, affirmative action, the Federal Public Works Program and of course Executive order 11000.
9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries, gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equitable distribution of population over the country.
Americans call it the Planning Reorganization act of 1949 , zoning (Title 17 1910-1990) and Super Corporate Farms, as well as Executive orders 11647, 11731 (ten regions) and Public “law” 89-136. These provide for forced relocations and forced sterilization programs, like in China.
10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children’s factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production.
Americans are being taxed to support what we call ‘public’ schools, but are actually “government force-tax-funded schools ” Even private schools are government regulated. The purpose is to train the young to work for the communal debt system. We also call it the Department of Education, the NEA and Outcome Based “Education” . These are used so that all children can be indoctrinated and inculcated with the government propaganda, like “majority rules”, and “pay your fair share”. WHERE are the words “fair share” in the Constitution, Bill of Rights or the Internal Revenue Code (Title 26)?? NO WHERE is “fair share” even suggested !! The philosophical concept of “fair share” comes from the Communist maxim, “From each according to their ability, to each according to their need! This concept is pure socialism. … America was made the greatest society by its private initiative WORK ETHIC … Teaching ourselves and others how to “fish” to be self sufficient and produce plenty of EXTRA commodities to if so desired could be shared with others who might be “needy”… Americans have always voluntarily been the MOST generous and charitable society on the planet.
Do you notice how many of the 10 Planks have been implemented? The answer is, of course, ALL of them.
But much more interesting, is how most of them dovetail with the globalist agenda… Which is why they were implemented so easily. Basically, real Americans are fighting against not one, but two internal enemies, that are Hell-bent on destroying the U.S.A.
The leftist ideologues are pushing the agenda in their belief that the end result will be a world free of pain, hunger, worry, failure or success… They believe in it so much, that they’re perfectly happy to commit treasonous acts against this country, because those “evil dead white guys” who wrote the Constitution were a bunch of twits, who didn’t give a damn about the “little guy.” They think their viewpoint is the only one with a sense of compassion, and that anybody who doesn’t agree with the is truly evil and heartless. So they’ll commit crimes, hurt or kill “heartless” people, to save the rest of humanity from the evils of capitalism.
Your opinion that God will judge them harshly, falls on deaf ears. After all, the leftist utopians are (by and large) irreligious- at best, indifferent to religious tenets, if not downright hostile to such beliefs… because adherence to such beliefs would compel one to act with a moral core. And leftist ideologues believe- like the globalists- that the end truly justifies the means. An example is the question of abortion; leftists believe that convenience and whatever they happen to believe at the time, is the truth. If they decide to believe, on a whim, that a child is not really human until the age of three, than it becomes a logical extension to allow “abortions” until a child is aged three. Yes, they really proposed this, as they claim that newborn babies are not “actual persons” and do not have a “moral right to life”.
THIS is proof positive that the leftists are irreligious, and amoral.
Your warnings that they will burn in Hell for the crimes they are committing, will fall on deaf ears, because they care only about THIS life, their power OVER you, and clearly, they have no qualms about murder of the most repugnant sort. Do you think they’ll have any qualms about killing you, or your children?
This grotesque display of logic by the leftists, also serves as a clear indication of why every communist state has ultimately turned on itself, resulting in literally mountains of skulls.
But it is also the result of collectivism in all its forms: socialism, communism, fascism/corporatism and progressivism.
You’ve probably noticed I lump in the “Republicans” with the Democrats, socialists and communists, and perhaps you’ve disagreed with me on this point… Before you get angry that I would use such a broad brush, I would ask you to read an absolutely brilliant essay, “The Political Spectrum Con,” written in 2005 by Nelson Hultberg.
While his explanation is beautiful, I will try to summarize it as follows:
1. We’ve been taught the political spectrum is divided as shown:
However, the fallacies of this are that a.) Communism, Socialism and Fascism are all dictatorships, different only in the details, b.) there are shades of total governance, but nothing mentioned about the lack of governance (i.e., shades of freedom or anarchism), c.) socialism is good as long as it’s “democratic.”
He makes the point that other spectrums are used, such as how the economy works:
The entire distortion is a subtle attempt to make advocates of individualism and capitalism appear as extremists or fascists and convince everyone that the ideal system is our present centralized welfare state. This is certainly not a correct picture. The true political spectrum that properly portrays reality according to Aristotle’s doctrine of the mean would be as follows:
What this basically means, is that both the left AND the right are trying to consolidate power for their own ends. The Republicans use it to line their own pockets and have an empire (based on military exploits) while the Democrats are using government to line their own pockets while mouthing the utopian platitudes.
We’ve delved into the no-mans’ land of total government control (remember George W. Bush signing the PATRIOT-USA act?), and whether you vote for the right or the left, you will NOT get your freedom back by merely voting on election day, because all of the “acceptable” candidates are pushing further and further left… on the above graph.
THIS is why nothing ever changes in Washington D.C., and only continues to get worse.
THIS is why our “representatives” claim monopoly power to use force, while we are literally being disarmed by our government.
Ex-president b.j. clinton once said “Terror mean[s] killing and robbery and coercion by people who do not have state authority and go beyond national borders.”
If the government wants to plant bombs at the Boston Marathon, it’s not terrorism, it’s state policy. If the government commits false-flag attacks, to promote the increasing level of government control, it’s not a crime or terrorism, it’s merely “politics.”
Remember Melissa Harris-Perry, that “African-American” professor at Tulane, who claimed that your children belong to the state? She bragged that she starts her political science class that when a criminal steals your money at gunpoint, we call that armed robbery; if the state does that, we call it “taxation.”
Yes, the leftists (as used on the last graph above) truly believe all of this… stuff.
So now, we get to the heart of the matter… We’ve been under attack from all sides, for the better part of 50 years… by banksters, by government lackeys and hangers-on, by people in it for the money, crooks and thieves, swindlers, etc. We’ve also been under attack by those who would presume to know what’s best for us, no matter what we really want or need. And so, let’s take a look at where we stand, in this war being waged upon us:
- We have no honest media, only propaganda outlets (talking about the MSM).
- We’ve lost the schools, and we’ve almost lost our kids.
- We have no justice system, and the governments are hopelessly corrupted with liars, cheats and whores.
- We’ve no more property rights, no more rights at all (look at the thugs in Boston, for an example).
- We’ve lost our economy, and our livelihoods, with little prospect of them returning any time soon.
- The treasury has been emptied of gold, replaced with IOU’s that are worth nothing.
- The retirement funds are empty; default on some $238 Trillion of actual debt is certain.
And NOW, they’re using jack-booted thugs (cops, DHS, TSA, et.al.) to terrorize and intimidate any who dare express their anger.
The only thing we have left, is the “doomsday option” built into the Constitution: the 2nd Amendment.
We’ve lost everything else, but at least we still have our arms (unless they can somehow take those away). And until they figure out how to make that happen, gun owners remain a very real threat to them. If you can’t beat them on the battlefield, make them think you’re stronger than you are… and that’s what they’re doing.
In my viewpoint, the only logical conclusion to the war that has been waged on us by the collectivists (from both the left and right) is revolution. And I know, to even say such a thing, makes me a “potential terrorist.” *Yawn.* It’s common-sense.
The FedGov has made anyone who even thinks outside their approved narrative, a designated “potential terrorist,” for the intimidation factor. If- by some strange chain of events- real Americans finally say “I’ve had enough,” it’s game over for the FedGov fools (and any more local people who’re trying to collect their own power). The government tries to be everywhere at once, make a show of how tough they are with their tacti-COOL gear, their MRAP armored cars (which can’t navigate off of roads) and their overwhelming numbers (like they did in Boston)…
It’s evil to talk about revolution. It’s evil and dangerous to question your government. And (according to the government) there are NO mitigating circumstances under which rebellion is acceptable…
Unless you win.
Please let me know your thoughts, on this… I’m not a professional blogger, I just do this to hopefully put out useful information, and perhaps synthesize “the big picture” into something manageable, better understood, I guess you could say… So I guess it’s my weird way of keeping my sanity, in an insane world. If you have suggestions on what else I should study and write about, I’m open to your thoughts… Capitalist Eric
On May 7, 2013, a new article was published at www.policeone.com, a police-officer-ONLY blog, where the author, one “Sgt.” Glenn French enthused on the response dished out onto Boston civilians by the police/government thugs, as they sought
kill capture the second bombing suspect. There are so many quotes I could cite, but the first one that illustrates how dangerous they really are, is “These men and women are true American Patriots — a testament to the “Warrior Spirit” in law enforcement…”
Where’s the problem with this, you might ask? To me, the answer is quite simple: they’re not “warriors,” they’re supposed to be “peace officers.” That is, maintaining the peace, and protecting their local citizenry. The fact that they do see themselves as warriors, connotes a completely different picture.
Warriors are basically trained to do a simple thing: make war. Whether that is making war on a neighboring tribe, state or country matters not. Warriors are supposed to “kill people and break things,” as someone once said. Once the war is over, and the territory conquered, warriors are left to suppress the population. In other words, warriors stay as an occupying force. Kind of like we’re doing in Iraq and Afghanistan, you know?
Going back to that despicable article, the author described this attitude at Boston, thusly:
“Video footage showed the American law enforcement warrior looking for a fight.”
Just goes to show, even a blind squirrel sometimes gets a nut…
Of course, I can show you a plethora of similar video footage where they’re “looking for a fight” by beating on kids, grandmothers, and just about anybody else they want… Just do a youtube search for “police brutality,” and you’ll come up with 374,000 hits.
Clearly, these SWAT teams, their enablers and hangers-on believe they’re making war on the American people, or that they’re an occupying force. It’s equally clear that Americans who might challenge their supremacy are enemies. The DHS has already labeled anyone who challenges their legitimacy and/or tactics as a “potential domestic terrorist,” and that would tend to confirm this observation. In fact, anybody who challenges the police-state tactics used by this police-state government are already considered potential terrorists. Let’s run down the following list, and you can decide if you are on “the list,” shall we?
- Being young (if you live near a battle zone, you are fair game)
- Reporting or doing journalism
- Speaking out against government policies
- Protesting anything
- Questioning war (even though war reduces our national security; and see this)
- Criticizing the government’s targeting of innocent civilians with drones (although killing innocent civilians with drones is one of the main things which increases terrorism. And see this)
- Asking questions about pollution (even at a public Congressional hearing?)
- Paying cash at an Internet cafe
- Asking questions about Wall Street shenanigans
- Holding gold
- Creating alternative currencies
- Stocking up on more than 7 days of food (even though all Mormons are taught to stockpile food, and most Hawaiians store up on extra food)
- Having bumper stickers saying things like “Know Your Rights Or Lose Them”
- Investigating factory farming
- Infringing a copyright
- Taking pictures or videos
- Talking to police officers
- Wearing a hoodie
- Driving a van
- Writing on a piece of paper
- (Not having a Facebook account may soon be added)
- Holding the following beliefs may also be considered grounds for suspected terrorism:
- Liking the Founding Fathers
- Being a Christian
- Being “anti-nuclear”
- Being “anti-abortion”
- Being “anti-Catholic”
- Being “anti-global”
You get the point.
When you consider that NDAA-2013, signed by Barack Obama (AKA Barry Soetero) allows the use of any-and all- force against anyone they deem a potential terrorist, the end result is that they (the government) have given themselves literally the power of life and death over EVERYONE. There are no more laws, there is no more justice system, there is only an administration giving themselves ultimate power. Oh, we can put it in “diplomatic” terms, couch the facts in more pleasant language, but that’s what it really means, when you finally unwrap it, and see what you really have…
The FedGov has- since 2009, that I know of- been pushing out the “peace officer” types of cops, and replacing them with “Law Enforcement Officers,” thugs who will enforce any law the government says is legal, even if it’s blatantly unconstitutional… Because cops who will support and defend the Constitution, are not welcome when the police-state shifts into overdrive… they- like the Oathkeepers- will not obey. Or at least, it’s not certain whether they will obey… So those “politically unreliable” people (as the Soviet Union used to call them) have been or are in the process of being removed (think Sheriff Joe Arpaio).
Those that are left now, believe the crap fed them by the FedGov, wear the body-armor and Glock pistols (and think they’re tacti-COOL with their idiotic mirrored shooting sunglasses and high-and-tight haircuts or shaved heads), and think of themselves as “warriors.” And they consider themselves in occupied territory, where everyone in the civilian population is a potential target or terrorist. In other words, they actually accept the ridiculous lists of “potential terrorists” given them by the FedGov.
The problem with this line of thinking, is that LEOs (who are NOT the same as “peace officers”) who buy into the FedGov bullshit, have no idea how absurd and naive they are… Oh, they make a big show of using overwhelming force in their no-knock raids on innocent people in the middle of the night… Little old ladies, military veterans, disabled old men… Yeah, they’re pretty damned good against the helpless… But they’ve not encountered any resistance from the population thus far, making them overconfident and dangerously stupid.
They call themselves “operators,” as in Special Forces operators.
But one need only look at they conduct one of their “raids” on some poor schmuck, to see they’re a bunch of morons. What do I mean? Every guy behind the lead guy usually has his weapon pointed… at the back of the guy in front of him. God help them, if the last guy in line trips and pulls the trigger! [But don’t worry, if that happens, they’ll somehow pin it on the owner of the house they just invaded.] Given their poor weapons skills, they might shoot an unarmed man here, or raid the wrong house, killing a little girl…. This happens ALL THE TIME. Look at the graph below, provided by the Cato Institute– to get an idea of how bad it’s gotten.
[I strongly urge you to look at the Cato interactive map, to search in your state.]
No, the SWAT weenies are bad-asses… when there’s 20 of them, and one old lady in the house. But nobody has turned the tables on them, yet. But I’m sure it’ll happen sooner or later…
You see, these wannabe “operators” use a set of standard tactics that are useful on one (or a few) unarmed civilian targets confined to a point location. They gear up, they show up (and stage) in a convenient open area close by, and then rush in all at once. They rely on the element of surprise.
If, however, one were to report a shooting/domestic disturbance/hostage situation/whatever to get the local “operators” to come running in with their tacti-COOL gear and “warrior spirit” mentality, the building they were to storm could be made to explode, or IEDs placed in the most likely spots where the “warriors” were assembling. It would be easy as pie, for the right person with the right skills…
I don’t condone such actions, and don’t encourage anything of the kind (to those who might think otherwise), but I foresee this happening, because these wannabe “warriors” are out of control. It’s only a matter of time, in my opinion. I’d read other articles mentioning such actions against LEOs, but I’d not taken it seriously until the Boston event and the response of the .gov thugs. Now, it becomes the logical response.
The fact that such traps have NOT been sprung on LEOs says far more, I believe… It demonstrates that the REAL American people have a level of tolerance for tyrannical behavior that I simply don’t understand. Perhaps REAL Americans (as compared to the collectivist enablers of the .gov thugs) are hesitant to fire the first shot against the thugs. But the first shots were already fired… by the .gov thugs, and the collectivists currently infesting all levels of our government. When more people realize that the war against real Americans has already gone “hot,” then those who fancy themselves “law enforcement warriors” will find out what it feels like to be on the receiving end.
In the meantime, you wannabe “warriors” should seriously consider, that if you keep jabbing a stick in the hornets’ nest, you’re not gonna’ like the results…
Not one bit.
From my last blog post, I pointed out that gold-backing is something that is necessary for a solid currency, especially a worlds’ reserve currency. We- the USA- lost the right to have the dollar as the reserve currency, as soon as President Richard Nixon took that away, in 1971. Since then, the slow and inexorable inflation creep has eroded our dollar to near-worthlessness, and taken us over the cliff into abject bankruptcy.
Some brilliant mind made the following comment:
“Gold has no more value than paper dollars. The only value is in production, the basics, which are food, shelter, and then safety.”
Clearly, the writer of this confuses fiat-money and gold as being exactly the same. Fiat money, by the way, is money backed by… nothing, except the faith that it will be redeemable at some point for its’ printed value. The question that obviously needs addressed is, is gold exactly the same as fiat-money?
Money has to have certain qualities to make it useful and generally accepted AS money. Well, let’s go down the list of what money is, and compare gold against fiat-money (dollars, Euros or any other currency you can think of), and the commenter’s ideas about “production… food, shelter and then safety.”
1. First of all, money must be durable, and it must be a storable form of wealth. If you stash it away for future use, it should be able to be used in the future, for whatever you wanted to spend it on. For gold and silver (and all other precious metals), this is easy. Printed fiat-currency, easy. Production capacity and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (basic physical requirements)? No, of course not.
2. Next, money must be easily divisible. Physical metals can be easily divided, as can fiat-money. Production and basic physical needs are not divisible, and thus we check them off the list.
3. Money must be easily transportable. If your money consisted of boulders (bigger ones meant more value), how would you get them to the market to buy anything? So here again, precious metals and fiat currencies do very well, while production and physical needs are again out of the picture. (Indeed, I think we can dispense with the nonsense about production and physical needs.)
4. Finally, money must impossible to counterfeit. That is, it can’t be easily duplicated or created, either digitally or physically. HERE is where precious metals get their luster; each ounce of gold or silver out of the ground takes a lot of work, and there is no way to magically create new gold reserves for a country on a whim. Fiat currencies, on the other hand, can literally be printed on a whim. But the
corrupt bankster Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is digitally inflating the money supply to the tune of $85 Billion per month, just to keep the stock market from imploding, as well as keeping the TBTF banks alive. The economic situation now is such that as soon as Bernanke stops this, the house of cards that is our economy- what little that remains- will collapse.
As you can see, there is a BIG difference between gold and other precious metals, and fiat currencies. Gold and silver are REAL money. Paper currencies which cannot be directly exchanged for a designated amount of precious metals are FAKE money.
This all sounds well and good, but let’s use a real-world example, shall we? In 1920, the price of the average house was $8,094. An ounce of gold at that time was $20.68. So, doing a little math, it took 391.4 ounces of gold to buy the average house.
Going by February 2013 prices, the average price of a house was $152,000, and the price of gold was ~$1370 per ounce. Doing the same math, it takes 110 ounces of gold to buy a house…
So what this shows is that the $1 bill that you had in 1920 is now worth… 5.3 cents. The Fed has literally printed away 94.675% of the value of the dollar, since 1920.
Yet, the price of the house- in ounces of gold- has actually gone down! Had your father or grandfather stored away those 391 ounces of gold, you’d be able to buy the average house, and still have $385,518 worth of gold left over!!!
THIS is why gold, silver and other precious metals matter. They are a store of wealth, that the government cannot invisibly tax via the printing presses (or digital currency creation). Precious metals are the ONLY means of storing wealth, where the control is exclusively yours. As the example with the house shows, precious metals preserve your purchasing power, regardless of what currencies are in play, no matter where you are in the world.
I’m sure Bernanke would love to have a way to magically spin straw into gold, and save the bankster system, but despite our seemingly enlightened society, we’ve yet to figure out a way to defy the laws of physics. Understand, the Federal Reserve was specifically created to entice Americans to believe that fiat-money was real money, and that gold was not. But their scam has lasted only 100 years, versus 5000 years of history.
Dollars, euros, yuan or yen, it doesn’t matter… unless they are backed by precious metals- and can be redeemed for a specific amount of those metals at any time- they are doomed to failure.
Governments will always strive to have their currency by the worlds’ reserve currency, because it gives them a huge amount of financial power over all others. But they will abuse it, overprint, lapse into bankruptcy and financial collapse. This is the nature of governments, and the Laws of Economics deal heavy punishment to those who abuse such power. WE are now about to be on the receiving end of the payback… and the ONLY way to protect what purchasing power you have… is to convert it to precious metals, as fast as you can.
So my advice, tonight, is to do exactly that; buy silver or gold wherever you can- at dealers (if they have any inventory), Craigslist, whatever… but convert all the cash you can, because time is running out… and when the dollar collapses, it won’t take long until you can’t buy it, at any price.