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Certain Truths

“Certain truths are increasingly held to be self-evident by we the people. First of all, everybody can see that the economist class that owns banks and governments are a despicable breed of human being who feel that by virtue of their privileged birth and education they can steal from the public at will. The second is that this whole sovereign debt charade is just a continuation of that mentality in the pockets of every last citizen for the remaining drachmas pesos dollars and pounds that are slowly but surely accruing at the top of that putrid food chain. And the third emerging reality is that the game will continue until governments are toppled by the people from whom they are stealing.” – James West

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 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.