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End Game

August 4, 2011 1 comment

Okay, it’s time to address the end game of what is playing out.  To discuss such matters too early is to risk the idea being placed in the category of ‘ridiculously far-fetched’ which then serves to delay even more the point where your audience finally confronts reality.  Reality can be ignored of course, but the consequences of so doing cannot (Ayn Rand).  Being prepared to look at reality at least presents a chance to predict the best course of action and then to do something.

The end game is now close enough that it can no longer remain in the closet.  The banks will fail… every single one of them.  It will start with ‘runs’ on banks.  Governments will try desperately to print fast enough to restock banks, but they will not be able to keep up.  This will be followed by ‘bank holidays’ where withdrawals will be reduced to a bare survival minimum each week.

Prior to this time will come steep (massive) rises in essential goods… foodstuffs will be particularly noticeable.  This, and this alone, will force on people the emergent realization that paper money is becoming worthless.  This will be followed, finally, belatedly, by the killer realization that government printed money  is not money at all.  This will be the realization just prior to all hell breaking loose.

The ‘cure’ of endless printing to restock banks will become the unintended vehicle for people to observe that paper money is intrinsically worthless.  When it happens it will be shockingly fast, certainly in days, not weeks.  It could well be in hours.

When it does happen the banks will just shut.  Will the media inform us that this is a possibility beforehand?  Throughout this whole crisis, beginning in 1971, the media have proved themselves incapable of predicting anything at all.  To be fair, the primary purpose of the media is to report on events that have happened, not to predict them.  That is what ‘news’ is.  Don’t bother watching telly to find out what is going on.  They don’t have a clue and will be caught as unprepared as almost all other people.  The end of the world as we know it won’t be on telly as they will be as closed as the banks.

You will receive three warnings.  The first is what you are reading right now.  The second will be when you go to get some ‘money’ out of your ATM and your card is refused.  The third will be when you go to the bank to ask what is going on and you find an armed guard in front of a locked up bank.  Get the joke?  People will die from this bad joke, but it won’t be from laughing.

I flew into London yesterday to have lunch with sixteen of the most famous gold minds in the world today.  It was a sumptuous affair where the Moet and great wine and food flowed freely.  They were in celebratory mood at the ‘price of gold’.  They are wonderful people and I had a great day.  I regard them all as friends.  However, very few of even these worthy gentlemen have even an inkling of the magnitude of the game afoot, none that I am aware of had actually done anything whatsoever to prepare for the end game other than hold some physical gold.  That is not enough.  Ever heard of non-perishable foods?  If you don’t have any then such gold as you have will be spent buying them.

I am not sure now how many more articles I will be writing.  The more than eleven years that I have spent trying to warn people as to what is happening is coming to an end.  The end game requires that we all try to take care of our own.    The time of concern and worry over humanity in general is almost over for a while.  Such nobility requires a higher level of potential survival than is in our immediate future.  I have no regrets over the time and money that I have spent writing, talking, organising and beseeching.  If I have caused even one person to prepare then it was worth it.

I have run two blogs: one for the mainstream and one for those who have more understanding of the events unfolding.  Usually I just write and then decide which site I will put it on.  Oddly enough I have found that the last two articles that I have written I have posted on both sites.  I can no longer pull my punches and speak conservatively.  We are now down to the nitty-gritty end game.

Signing off over a beer in Vienna.

The Product of The State is Chaos

The withdrawal of gold from the monetary system in 1914 resulted not only in the unprecedented destruction of human life, property, culture and wealth of World War 1, but the upheavals of the whole 20th century.  The distortions of paper money brought to power, for the first time in recorded history, those wielding an intellectual justification for the repression of humanity.

Socialism and Communism openly sought control over the lives of ‘their’ citizens to a degree that had never even been contemplated in previous centuries.  Family were set against family, children were set against parents and producers were re-classified and factioned into ‘workers’ and ‘bosses’.  The institutional pillars that had been volitionally built up and refined over thousands of years were defiled and pulled down.  The resultant chaos reached its zenith with a slaughter of innocents such had never been witnessed in the whole of history.  Hundreds of millions lost their lives in the 20th century wars, pogroms and famines caused by the strivings of The States for total control.

The idea of total control resonated with governments throughout the world.  What began in 1825 as a fringe political movement by the Saint-Simonites, had, less than 100 years later, become the template for international governance.  Democracies themselves adopted the notion that they existed to forcefully guide ‘their’ citizens in their day-to-day activities.  Substantial inducements were provided in the form of government handouts to those who conformed to the new orthodoxy.  State welfare, first developed by the Kaiser and Bismarck in Germany as a way of controlling the recently released serfs, was admired and imitated by other governments seeking to further control their own people.

Emergency measures, put into place in 1914, were never removed.  Security papers remained the norm.  It became impossible to travel without a passport (a hitherto unknown concept) and impossible to drive or open a business without a licence.  In much of Europe (including Vienna where I now live) even moving house or checking into a hotel requires registration with the police.

The people who had been liberated by the gold standard of the 19th century were demoted back to citizens, a much nicer sounding word than serfs.  As such they were bound to uphold standards dictated by The State; woe betide them if they didn’t.  No longer were actions governed by conscience… the voice of internal reason, but by the external iron-fist of The State’s security apparatus… the police and legal system.

The concept of individual rights, without which no freedom can exist, became a subversive, anti-State crime.  Individuality is of course inherently anti-State, but never before in history had this been admitted by those who would rule our every waking moment and reduce us to worker ants.  Everything became forbidden unless specifically permitted.  Never before had there been an attempt by any State to justify the repression of ‘its’ people.  Prior to this point they just did it because they could.

All States, no matter the announced brand, became underpinned by the delusion that as a governing group they held a superior wisdom to the masses.  All property became the de jure property of The State; even the family home could be legally confiscated in the name of the ‘public good’.  The International Socialist Movement gave the brute force of The State what it had always craved: the veneer of intellectual and philosophical respectability.

The stern dictates of gold had imposed its own disciplines, not only on individuals, but on governments.  The vast majority abided by its disciplines and lived free, decent, secure and civilised lives.  Absent the disciplines of gold, morality, education, responsibility, the concept of right and wrong and even spirituality began to break-down.  Without the natural laws that stem from an honest money, society began to collapse.

When the natural order and general prosperity, borne of the interaction of free people with an honest money, were dismantled, all hell broke loose.  The immediate failure of emergent State control of the economy and people was visibly demonstrated by social chaos and rising poverty.  Unemployment, a hitherto almost unknown phenomenon that did not even enter the dictionary until the late 19th century, grew alarmingly.  Riots and scenes of general disorder became regular occurrences.

These dismal results, brought about directly by the newly conceived State Almighty, were adroitly turned on their head to become the justification for The States’ existence.  “Look what would happen without us”  “Look how people would behave if we were not here to control them”.  “We must have The State otherwise there would be chaos”.  In that manner, control by The State for philosophical reasons, was joined at the hip of control by The State for the avoidance of social unrest.  The disease became the cure.

The political imperative of the 20th century was the attempt to turn back millennia of rising consciousness and social progress and to force mankind back to the level of obedient, Palaeolithic dirt-scratchers dependent for their survival upon great and mysterious forces that only experts could comprehend.  Needless to say the push was not initiated by the newly freed working people themselves, though the ignorant were quickly co-opted to the cause through welfare handouts.

Today we live in a world, where not only do we own nothing that cannot be taken from us by legislative whim and where even the product of our labour is confiscated in an amount finely judged to be just bearable, but where our mind itself can be confiscated.  The casualties are locked up in psychiatric wards or, when psychotropically neutralized, left to blindly ramble the streets of our inner cities in pursuit of their next handout.  With the mind no longer functioning properly all that is left is the urge of the body to survive.

That stumble-bum on the street corner with the blank, staring eyes is the logical conclusion to the mad dreams and schemes of The State.  Lest you look down on that bum, you would do well to remember that s/he was once an independent entity.  If you doubt this then, the next time you see one of these unfortunates, say: “psychiatric hospital” and see the eyes fill with fear before they lurch away.

Whether this has been an accident, or whether these actions have been outlined, designed and effectively implemented is beside the point.  The State is a primitive organization that knows only violence.  It passed its use-by date back at the dawn of the agricultural era.  Just keeping out of way of The State is no longer an honourable option.  It is time for active resistance; indeed the lack of resistance can only be understood in terms of people having already lost their minds; if not to psychotropic drugs, then to the erroneous perception of self-interest.  Where else does honour and decency and hope for the future reside if not in the mind of the individual?

Productive individuals are the last bastion of sanity in a world that is not going mad, but which has already gone mad.  The fully expressed horror of The State Almighty is already upon us.  North Korea is what awaits all of us if we do not quickly change the course of events.  Other than feebly awaiting the natural purge of a monetary and social apocalypse and futilely mumbling over one’s beer, what should one do?  Active resistance should not be violent.  Whilst the pent up frustration naturally tends to violence, violence cannot be the answer.  To do violence is to stoop to the level of The State.  If we do that then we have already lost and The State has won.  States that are violently overthrown are, of necessity, followed by equally repressive States.   Violence bears only more violence, witness the French and American Revolution.

It is not the people who occupy positions of power within the apparatus of The State who are the enemy.  It is the system of The State Almighty itself.  The people who inhabit such systems are just the mentally enfeebled representatives of normal human frailty.  The weakness cannot be eradicated, but the system that gives it succour can.  It is the monolithic beast of The State that is the enemy, not the people who give it life… contemptible though they may be.  The State cannot be destroyed by taking vengeance against its representatives, it can only be destroyed by the destruction of its support mechanism.

The answer is withdrawal from the system in such a manner that one’s property is out of the reach of those who consider it there’s to take and squander.  Those of us who are naturally productive have much resistance to this idea, but there is no other way.  It is in the area of surplus productivity that The State is most vulnerable, for it is our natural reluctance to cease producing that The State relies upon.  Without the activities of its productive citizens there is nothing to fill The State’s coffers.  This is the Achilles’ Heel of The State.  Without money in the coffers The State loses its ability to bribe and coerce which will almost immediately lead to its collapse.  It is that simple.  The State is a parasite.  Productive people and entrepreneurs are its host.  There is no other source of wealth.  It is time to withdraw our capital, wealth, property and surplus production from the marketplace.

It is time to refuse to produce real and valuable goods and services in exchange for silly pieces of government paper with numbers written on them.  It is time to stop being the backbone of a system that is despicable and can only lead to further ruin and human degradation.  In this life you do not get what you deserve, you get what you are prepared to put up with.  We have put up with this for almost a century… far too long.

Maximum State Destruction

We are within sight of the period of maximum State destruction.

All wealth will be destroyed save that which is hidden.  The State will not give up until there is no food left to eat and no wealth left to plunder (N.B. paper money isn’t wealth, it is the temporary illusion of wealth).  Malnutrition and starvation will be commonplace.

All means of production will be stopped, all markets will be destroyed.  Social cohesion will be broken; hatred, fear, mindless violence, despair and destruction will be the daily reality.

Neighbour will fight neighbour and fathers will fight sons.  People will blame other races, other religions, other classes, other political parties, other nations.  Every person will perceive every other person as the enemy.

Only when the nation has been utterly laid waste will The State go, and in doing so allow people to begin the process of recovery.

And then will we repeat the cycle as history shows that we have done so often?  Or will we finally abandon the idea of bosses and serfs and allow every man, woman and child the right to a decent and free future?

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 Anarchistic Professor

January 20, 2011 Leave a comment

Understanding Money

October 16, 2010 Leave a comment

This is a great series of DVDs which explain simply what money is and why it is so. These are worth 20 minutes of your time.

http://goldstandardinstitute.org/GSI/2010/10/understanding-money-a-video-production-by-the-gold-standard-institute/

The End of Civilization?

August 30, 2010 Leave a comment

No solution can be found to any problem until the correct cause is identified.  The cause of the current meltdown is the fact that we are using paper quasi-money issued by The State instead of money.

Real money cannot be manipulated, paper ‘money’ can… and has been and is.

Those who understand that gold is money yet also predict that civilization is on the verge of coming to an end are well wide of the mark.

The collapse of the latest experiment with paper ‘money’ will be quickly followed by the clarion call of the bugles as the gold standard cavalry rides to the rescue… yet again.

If you believe that the 20th century with its rampant political corruption and abuse of power, unprecedented wars, massacres, starvation on a massive scale and destruction of whole cultures and races was civilization then… words fail me.

The emergence of the gold standard will once again herald the start of civilization, not the end.