Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Falling Forward

How appropriate that as I return to my blog after the end of summer activities, the newly-restarted counter shows "1984." I'm running into increasing numbers of references to this landmark book. No doubt a re-reading will have greater impact than when I read it in high school! We are surely living in the manifestation of many of the ideas presented in that book, just in terms of the technology and understanding of the early 21st century.

Statism continues its vicious hold on the keys to human happiness and fulfillment. Statism -- the philosophy that the State is God, to be worshipped and obeyed with our lives and treasure -- is rooted in the dark side. Satan, the name given to the personification of this spiritual force, intends to maim, kill, destroy and cause suffering to those of us made in God's image.

Statism is the system of mammon. Mammon is about power, greed, lust, cruelty and oppression. Mammon is the system of the Ruling Class and its minions. Mammon is Satan. Man is an easy mark for Satan if he lacks discernment and knowledge. Even then, the elect may be deceived. Pride and self-righteousness can blind us to the deception.

The MindControlMedia feed most Americans a steady diet of unreachable aspirations, toxic foods and drugs, and non-stop CorpGov propaganda. To see clearly, with understanding, one has to be able to think clearly. Without clear concepts and sound principles, buttressed by on-going fact-finding, thinking and seeing is impossible. Too many Americans lack the conceptual tools and motivation to recognize the job being done to them continually by their controllers.

The lack of motivation to know, to understand, is the hardest for me to take. Some people freely acknowledge their ignorance and don't seem to be bothered by it. Others deny their ignorance and are proud in their pre-manufactured opinions. Still others are in active denial. As one of them told me when confronted with doubts about the ludicrous CorpGov 9-11 Conspiracy Theory, "I just can't believe Americans would do that. I don't want to believe it!" That was the end of that discussion, as well as any respect I had for her intellect.

I picked up Jim Marr's latest book, "The Trillion Dollar Conspiracy," last month. I previously read his "Rise of the Fourth Reich: The Secret Societies That Threaten to Take Over America" and "Alien Agenda: Investigating the Extraterrestrial Presence Among Us." Both are outstanding studies in their field, full of important history. The latest book tells "how the New World Order, man-made diseases and Zombie Banks are destroying America."

I'm really taken by Marr's theme that the America we grew up loving has become a walking zombie. We are the walking dead, the deluded in denial, who have yet to come to grips with our ongoing collapse into the Third World. We, like the Banks, are the walking dead, moving out of habit and momentum. We don't realize that the American Empire is just waiting for the Fat Lady to sing. "Dead Man Walking!"

The USDollar is in its death throes. I still predict it will be toast in time for the 100th anniversary of the illegal founding of the Federal Reserve Bank in 1914. Fiat money, pieces of paper with ink slapped on them and required to be used as "legal tender" (i.e., money), has never survived in the history of humankind. Never. At least without undergoing countless devaluations. This article from Seeking Alpha about the Six Reasons Why a Dollar Collapse is Imminent is absolute must reading.

I like to carry a Silver Eagle with me to show people what real money looks like. I let fellow Boomers hold 1 oz of pure silver denominated One US Dollar. I remind them that it takes almost 22 of today's fiat FedNotes ("dollars") to buy one of these. From there we can talk about nickel cokes and popcorn and 20 cent movie tickets. I used to marvel that my father would spend $20, sometimes $40 to buy a week's worth of groceries for his growing family of eight. At an official price of silver at $1 back then, we're talking about an equivalent of more than $420 today.

Yet, I hear every reason in the world why my friends continue to trust their savings and retirements to the standard fare of stocks, bonds and investment advisers. Somehow the failure of same to prevent devastating losses in their net worth over the last ten years has not disqualified convention financial thinking from serious consideration. The USDollar is swirling down a black hole of competing currency devaluations, while the golden and silver life preservers are ignored. So sad. Gold is on its way to $1650 in the near future (Jim Sinclair is a long-time predictor of this). Ultimate tops of $2,000 to $10,000 are common expert predictions.

I discovered an intriguing article today "US Prepares for Gold Standard." I haven't had time to digest it yet, but it seems obvious that if the CorpGov hastens the collapse of FedNotes and goes back on a gold standard, it might be nice to have some gold ahead of time. I'd urge you to read that article and explore the fine website. Very stimulating stuff.

Please, friends, if you have any substantial savings in traditional dollar-denominated investments, get out of most of them and protect your purchasing power with real gold and silver. There are plenty of reputable firms out there. I list several on this site. Since the Treasury illegally stopped selling the 1 oz gold eagles recently, you'll have to pay a bit more. But the fractional coins for 1/10, 1/4 and 1/2 ounce are just as nice, and are already neatly divided for smaller purchases. 

If you had put $300 FedNotes into an ounce of gold ten years ago, it would now buy more than $1300 FedNotes. Put differently, it took about 38 ounces of real money (gold) to buy the Down Jones back on Jan. 1, 2000 when it was 11,497. Today it would take less than 9 ounces to come up with that same price. (You can use the same math to drop the value of today's DJIA from today's 10,853 to 2,504! That's a massive market collapse in terms of the year 2000 gold price.) Still think the USDollar FedNote is a "safe haven?" The rest of the world doesn't. They're baling out. Only gullible Americans still believe the mantra.

How soon will gold fly? Heck, I don't know. We're not even in a real bull market yet! I'm surprised it has taken 40 years to reach this point since I started paying attention to money. Simple Austrian economic theory always said that the longer the boom lasts, the harder the bust will be. That is why the recovery will be so long and painful. (This is the "new normal" as CBS Sunday Morning called it the other day. They were also pushing for a major tax increase, BTW.)

The simple fact is that we're in uncharted territory. Never in recorded history have we had world-wide currency debauchery and depression like we're now experiencing, with a 7 billion population. We're in times similar to those preceding World War II. War may be the intended, or unintended way for the Ruling Class to keep control. "After analyzing our current crisis and studying well-established historical precedents, one must conclude that creating a world war is the last card the global bankers have left to play, other than conceding power, and history has taught us that the ruling class never concedes power."

We're back to Orwell, aren't we? The famous Report from Iron Mountain laid out the rationale for the Elites to keep us at war to deal with the threats to their position as a result of peace, progress and prosperity. George Orwell had previously given us a fictional portrayal of how it is done in 1984. Obviously were in principle living in Orwell's 1984. It just 2010, and the methods of implementation are as sophisticated as they are technologically advanced.

As I write this, we're about six week's out from the major emotional turning point predicted in the HalfPastHuman "Shape of Things to Come Reports." The multiplicity of events that could singly, or in concert, produce a shattering many magnitudes of 9-11 is staggering. Probably a good time for you to locate/replenish some survival supplies, water filters, medicines, food, etc. Far too many grasshoppers and not enough ants around here.

It is a time of awakening and reckoning. The orchestra's tuning up. The cast is moving into place. The Crisis of the Fourth Turning is unfolding near you. Be ready.


Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Don't forget to store food, water, meds and sanitary needs (tp, plastic bags for waste products, paper towels, etc). I have lots of "junk" that I have not gotten rid of . . now I have things I can barter with! Things are going to get tough so find ways to do things (old fashioned ways) and get use to them now, so it won't be as hard later! Just a few ideas to add to the gold and silver! L

Anonymous said...

Is the whole point war...see world war I is just now ending...the bankers got paid over and over. Final $94m payment is due. Msnbc reports