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America the Great

September 21, 2010 Leave a comment

America was not made into a great country by men wearing spiffy suits.

Such are not the people who build anything; they are the cause and the management of the decline.

“America is great because she is good. If she ceases to be good, she will cease to be great.” Alexis de Tocqueville

Armani create suits, not morality.

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The American Dream

September 21, 2010 Leave a comment

The people of America have never lost the American Dream. They don’t all make it, but they all acknowledge it and chase it.

The American Dream can be summed up: if you work hard you can do well, and your children can do the same thing and do even better.

But most people have forgotten the conditions under which they were able to ‘do well’.

The American Dream was achieved by voluntary markets… by the absence of The State.

Obama doesn’t understand the American Dream. He truly believes that in his ultimate wisdom he can achieve prosperity with redistribution. I hasten to add that Bush was just as bad.

He will fail, and all of America will fail because of it.

The American Dream has morphed into The American Nightmare.

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Double Speak

September 21, 2010 Leave a comment

I have just read an article about how President Obama is being urged to provide tax incentives for businesses to hire more staff. This it is claimed will help the dreadful unemployment numbers.

The US State acknowledges that there are now close to 10% of people unemployed; the real number according to shadowstats.com is around 22%.

The point worth understanding here is that The State cannot provide tax incentives for employment. All it can do is reduce tax disincentives for employment.

Without The State there would be full employment.

The word ‘unemployment’ only came into existence as a concept and a fact in the latter part of the 19th century… when governments first started to seize control of economies.

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Paper Money

September 20, 2010 Leave a comment

There are only two sorts of paper money…

– those that have already become worthless, and
– those that will become worthless.

There are no exceptions.

The State will assure you that the paper money that you use is different.

They lie.

They know that as long that as you believe that paper is money, then they can keep the systemic fraud going for a while longer.

Experiments with paper representations of money have been occurring since the Chinese invented paper money over 1000 years ago.

If there was any way of making paper money work then someone would have made it work by now.

No government ever has made it work.
No government ever will make it work.

When paper money fails it is always a national disaster.

It involves the complete destruction of the wealth and way of life of the middle class.

It involves starvation, disease and homelessness to those who once couldn’t have imagined such a thing.

It involves the loss of dignity and the loss of hope.

It arrives as if from nowhere.

Only then do people understand, but by then it is too late.

Only real goods are true wealth.

Paper money is not wealth, it is merely the means by which wealth is transferred.

That is why printing more paper money cannot make people wealthy. Only the production of real goods can make people wealthy.

When the production of goods slows down whilst the production of paper money speeds up then that is the sign of that the end is approaching.

Ignore that sign and you risk the survival of yourself and your family.

The only real money is gold and silver.

If you have no real money then you will suffer terribly.

Even if you do have gold and silver you are not immune from bad times and danger.

But without it you and your family will be just anonymous victims.

If you are in a game of poker and you don’t know who the mug is… then the mug is you.

Don’t be a mug, swap your paper pseudo-money for gold and silver… whilst you still can.

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Economics is Really Rather Simple

September 18, 2010 Leave a comment

Economics is really rather simple. Unfortunately so are most economists.

It is always useful to understand the precise definition of the words that we use.

Economics comes from ‘eikonomos’ which was the name of a treatise by Aristotle. It means the science of household management.

The basic rule of household management, which is no different from the management of a business or a country, is that one must spend less than one makes. Not the same, and certainly not more of course, but less, for one must always set money aside for emergencies.

Thus the basis of economics is spending less than one makes and putting away reserves.

And that is all that one needs to know about how our naïve and clueless politicians, bankers and economists have steered the world economy to global collapse.

The good news is that as the economy collapses so will The State.

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Junk History

September 15, 2010 Leave a comment

“Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.”

Edmund Burke

The problem with this saying is that whilst true, it is misleading.  It fails to point out that almost the whole of recorded history is Junk History that bears little relationship to the truth.

The actual happenings of history, from the individuals who made startling breakthroughs, to the events that shaped the future direction of humanity, are obscured with platitudes paying homage to humanity’s worst.

Not only is history written from the viewpoint of the ‘winners’ as has been often pointed out, but it is also written from the point of view that the lives of the ‘winners’ or ‘losers’ are worth discussing.

Possibly they are, but only in the most dismissive and condemnatory sense.  As an example of how not to waste ones life on worthless and destructive pursuits.

Our civilisation was not built by The State with its violence and destruction; it was built by people, decent people, who created and constructed despite all incentive by The State to not do so.

The Emperors, Pharaohs, Presidents, Kings, Queens, Prime Ministers, Fuhrers and assorted other ratbags have contributed nothing.  Civilisation arose despite them, not because of them.

Civilisations arise because of free people using honest money.  Then they fall as The State first assumes a monopoly control of the money supply and then degrades the money.

As the money fails so does civilisation.

People create civilisations, The State destroys them.  But you won’t read that in history books… yet.

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Against the Law

September 10, 2010 Leave a comment

There are two things that the law of The State frowns upon most severely.

The first is refusing to accept its paper pseudo-money in exchange for real goods and services.

The meaning of ‘legal tender’ is that which when offered for payment, must be accepted under penalty of law.  Not much enforcement is needed of that law at the moment, but we are on the cusp of the era where enforcement will become more and more necessary and more and more severe.

Thus it was with the French paper pseudo-money called the Assignat.  Eventually, the guillotine was the punishment for those who refused to accept it, yet still it was refused.

Making pieces of paper legal tender does not of course mean that they suddenly becomes real money.  If they were real money The State would hardly need to enforce their usage by the death penalty.

The second law that The State enforces most severely is not only non-payment of taxes, but encouragement to not pay taxes.

Non-payment of taxes in significant amounts will often result in a longer prison term than murder… literally.  The reason is that The State couldn’t care less about justice; what is cares about is power.  Power over the lives of you and I.  Non-payment of taxes is a threat to the survival of The State, second only to removal of their right to issue legal tender.

And talking about it?  Yes, recommending or in any way promoting, that people do not pay their taxes is a serious crime.

So obviously, and quite sincerely, I am not for one minutes suggesting that people avoid paying taxes to The State.  On the risk/reward basis it is not worth it.  The State is far advanced toward self-destruction already.  Best to comply and allow it to continue on its path to self destruction.

It is important though to understand the importance attached by The State to these laws.

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