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The State and its Pseudo-Money Will Collapse Simultaneously

May 30, 2011 1 comment

Whilst The State is still be able to exert a measure of control over the population, some reactions can be predicted based upon similar circumstances from the past.  I do not think that such controls will last long, but transitory measures will include:

1    Rent control.  In times of hyperinflation, when people are being displaced en masse, it will become mandatory to maintain rents at a set price.  This will effectively, in a short space of time, give people free lodgings.  In this manner governments will keep people off the streets and allow them to maintain a fragile sense of security and a sense of remaining inside a system.  Property owners will be impoverished, even to the point of abandoning their own properties to avoid the property taxes which will continue to rise even as their income is destroyed.

2    Apartments and houses will have ‘spare’ rooms confiscated and the homeless will be arbitrarily housed there.  A person’s home will no longer be his castle, but his prison.  Security issues will ensure that they cannot leave the house.

3    Owning a city or suburban apartment or house will become an unbearable liability.

4    The awareness of the impending problems of owning real estate will cause a mass exit from the market causing a further crash in real estate prices.  Whole suburbs will become uninhabitable to all but druggies and rats… the dogs and cats will already have been eaten.

4    Price controls will be enacted across a wide range of goods and services, particularly in the area of basic foodstuffs.

5    Price controls will lead to shortages and then to a black market.

6    Military checkpoints will be set up on the outskirts of all cities to confiscate black market goods on the way into the cities.  These checkpoints will become corrupted… bribes and shakedowns will become commonplace.  The corruption of checkpoints will seep across to all areas of The State.  The hidden corruption of the current system will become overt.

7    Black markets will survive as nothing else will ensure food supplies reach the cities and towns.

8    Potentially productive farmlands will be confiscated by The State if they are not being used.

9    Commercial crops will be confiscated.

10    Hugely punitive taxes will be levied on anyone with any form of conspicuous wealth.  This will include, but not be restricted to, businesses, income, real estate (particularly investment properties), assessed personal wealth, savings, motor vehicles… in short, anything that can be found and measured in monetary terms.

11    International flows of money will be greatly hindered and in most cases stopped.  Just the fact of having to declare the money will cause it to cease.

12    Military conscription will be re-introduced in the effort to keep unemployed youths from ‘causing trouble’… i.e. protesting the situation.  A use will be found for the soldiers that will ensure that millions of them will cease to be a problem to The State.

13    Everything will be expensive except prostitution which will be cheap.  The value of goods will go up as the value of human life goes down.

14     No stupidity will be overlooked in the efforts of The State to retain its privileged position.

Conclusions:
a/    No real estate should be owned close to any city or town.

b/    No expensive property should be owned at all anywhere

c/    The value of overseas ‘tax-havens’ will be severely diminished.  They could even become a threat to survival.

c/    When the crisis hits, be settled where you intend to be settled for the duration of The Problem.  Don’t wait until the last minute to execute your plan.

d/    Nothing visible, or on paper, should be owned other than a non-ostentatious, out-of-town, dwelling and a beaten up vehicle.

e/    Stores and money should be well hidden and completely unknown to others.

f/    Hide your children (this is the hardest one of all)

g/    Anyone who sticks their head up will become a target at this point.  The State’s necessity for creating enemies (distractions) will be of paramount importance.  Whilst someone ‘foreign’ is best, anyone will do.

h/    There is no need for heroics.  The system will collapse under its own weight and contradictory battiness.  Just keep your head down whilst it does so.

The Burden

May 27, 2011 1 comment

What is it that lies between a person and happiness?  What is that vast, yet unseen and mysterious, force that hangs over life like a grey and forbidding storm cloud?

The joie de vie of youth does not maintain; one moment there is a carefree youth, the next a person bent and sullen by a sudden burden too large to easily bear.

The hopes and dreams and enthusiasms of the young become warped and twisted.  Hopes become fears, dreams become resentments and enthusiasm is dampened down by the cold sponge of duty.

And for whom is this duty?  Why to The State of course.  You must work for it, pray for it, sing an anthem to it, speak glowingly of it, wave a flag for it and then, when necessary, either die for it or give up your child to die for it.

What lies between a person and happiness is madness.  That madness is called The State.

The Worst Possible

So you take all these incredibly ignorant, uninformed, misinformed and intellectually immobilised people and you aggregate their  intelligence and from that supposedly is produced a wise, decision-making capability.  It is no wonder that the world seems crazy… it is.  Every choice is the worst choice possible, every decision is the worst decision possible, every leader is the worst leader possible and every result is the worst result possible.  The fact that anything sensible at all every happens is a system-defying miracle.  But that is mere hypothesis, as nothing sensible ever does happen.  The system cannot be denied.

The frayed remnants of a once great civilization will slouch up to and over the cliff still braying self-righteously about social justice.  Then, those few who survive, with broken bones and hideous wounds amongst the mush and blood of the corpses, will demand to know the percentage of deaths broken down into minority categories.  It will never stop until it utterly stops.  We must be there at the bottom of the cliff to hang the survivors lest they manage to slink off in order to return another day.  There must be an end to this cycle of madness.

Whops, I hope that this doesn’t come over as extreme :-0)