As America Continues to Tank, What Will You Do?
by Anthony Wile
The Daily Bell
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Over the course
of the past dozen or so years I have had the pleasure of rubbing
shoulders with some of the more savvy free-market thinkers around.
And during much of that time, my own formulative views of the word
have tended to ebb and flow as I processed information from a variety
of sources, most importantly my own real-life experiences.
One of those
free-thinkers who had a big impact on me was Harry Browne. We all
suffered a great loss when Harry passed away a few years ago, but
his message of how people could obtain personal freedom in an unfree
world is as powerful and relevant today as it was when Harry wrote
the book on that in 1973.
It is very
easy for all of us to become mesmorized by the blitzkrieg of information
that seems to constantly invade our minds. It is so overpowering
at times that, without proper discipline, one can find themselves
missing out on the joys of life and dwelling only in darkness. And
that is not a healthy way to go through life. Harry understood that
better than most.
The only true
commodity of scarcity is time. And the only time that truly matters
is yours and mine. Each of us has an expiry date and what we do
with our time between the two goal posts should be left to each
person to determine in their personal pursuit of self-interest.
there are some basic "rules to the road" that determine
how people should interact in a fuctional civil society. Personally,
Richard Maybury has done the best job I know of reducing it down
to a managable number two. That's it, two simple natural
laws that make it very easy for anyone to checkmate their conscience
before taking action. Here they are:
1) Do all you
say you are going to do.
2) Do not encroach
on other persons or their property.
That's it folks.
Two simple and easy to understand "rules" through which
any person with an IQ above 50 should be able to navigate their
way through life. The first law governs acts of contract and civil
engagement, while the second deals with acts of a more criminal
nature. But together, both cover the gammut of potentialities that
we all face in our daily lives.
that self-interest and the pusuit of maximizing one's life does
not conflict with either of these two natural laws is perhaps the
first step in appreciating the power of a truly free society
one in which each person is his or her own master and determines
how they wish to spend their time.
most people caught up in the daily struggle to maintain their heads
above water, it is difficult to see how one can actually "break
free" from a system that is anything but. And this was no different
in 1973 when Harry wrote his bestselling book, How
I Found Freedom in an Unfree World.
When we are
born, we are born free. As we grow older and are shepparded through
public schools and out into the work force, we begin to face the
realities of a centralized society one that continually tries
to collectivize people's time under a life-long bond to the State.
It is as if there are fields full of gallows with fresh nooses swaying
gently in the winds of time awaiting the necks of all the fresh
blood entering the workforce. The heads slip in and the serpent-like
noose fastens itself for life. And once a person succumbs
to the pressure, they lose their abilty to think. For who has time
to think when one's life (time) is constantly being robbed by a
is YOU. You do not have to accept the burdens being levied upon
your shoulders by the "time-taxing" power elite and YOU
CAN LIVE FREE. To do so is to remember that YOU WERE BORN FREE.
It is your right to live free and die free too. Your life is yours
to live and as long as the two natural laws mentioned above are
respected and adherred to, your right to spend your time as you
choose is yours and yours alone. The question you may be asking
now is: How do I break free?
One of the
first things you must do is tune out the propaganda machine. Mainstream
media is like poison to the brain. Fear, fear and more fear. It
is an endless parade of fear-based dominant social themes designed
to minimize your thinking existence and supplant it with a subservient
"need" for the leadership of "wise leaders"
who can solve these created crises.
has given many who wish to see a good look at the
tactics utilized by those controlling the mainstream media. Alternative
media outlets and free-market sites like LewRockwell.com, Mises.org,
and others, are shattering many of the elite's fear-based promotions.
So why not
free your time and your mind by just tuning it out. Shut it off.
You have the power to do it so use it. Besides, it is blatantly
obvious propaganda that the PTB are peddling and thoroughy depressing
considering the way most people swallow it like cool water
on a hot summers day. But you, dear reader, aren't most people and
you do not need to accept the glass of brain pollution.
On to the next
thing you can do to free your time. Why not just accept the fact
that the monetary system today is created on a platform of deceit.
The US dollar, for example, like all fiat currencies, is only money
because the elites have used their power over government to make
it "legally so." But hold on a minute... let's take a
minute and do a Maybury conscience check.
The US dollar
is only legal because the State says it is so. Legal Tender Laws
make it just. Or do they. Hmm, well let's look at the first natural
law Do all you say you are going to do.
The US dollar
is "managed" by the Federal Reserve who claims to be maintaining
a strong dollar policy (lie #1) and keeping inflation under control
(lie #2). Now there are many other lies being told, including the
bastardization of gold and silver as monetary instruments, but for
any person whose noose is permitting even a minimal amount of oxygen
to get through, the State and the Fed have been doing the exact
opposite of what they say.
system was hijacked long ago and the elite have been running a fiat-money
PONZI scheme ever since. You cannot create endless reams of money-out-of-thin-air
and not devalue the existing circulating currency and creating monetary
inflation. It is a fraud.
Now let's take
a look at natural law number two Do not encroach on other
persons or their property.
the State and those who stand behind it have violated natural law.
Everytime the central bankers create new money it is devaluing the
purchasing power of all existing currency in circulation. And it's
the savers, the pensioners and the retirees whose nooses tighten
most under this devious system of hidden taxation. If that is not
an encroachment on both the person and the property of any person
caught in the dollar-trap, then I don't know what is. They fail
on this conscience check too on many levels.
I could go
on and on about how the State and the Fed violate both the two Maybury
conscience checks, but for the sake of brevity it is suffice to
say that the current monetary system is a fraud and it is designed
to keep your head in a noose and steal your time life.
thinks that money is evil should think again. It is evil that has
taken control of the issuance of money. But money itself, as determined
by the free market over thousands of years, is far from evil
it is necessary for the advancement of a specialized society where
an increasing division of labour allows for the creation of ever
more useful products and services to alow humans to maximize their
time and improve living standards. The reverse is what we have now.
You are being forced to work half your life for the "system."
Is that not an encroachment?
this for a minute. Let's assume the average person works for 40
years of their life and the average number of days worked per year
is 220. If an average 8-hour workday is to be assumed, then a person
spends approximetaly 70,400 hours of their life working. And the
money power controlling the world's central banks who create money
out of thin air by monetizing the State's ever increasing debt appetite,
expect you to pay them with 35,200 hours of your time/life!
Why put up
with this life-tax? And then only to find out along the way
that whatever paltry savings you've somehow been able to squander
away are also being taxed by an even more insidious process of currency
is rotten and thoroughly unfair. The Fed hands out trillions in
bailouts none of which loosens the pressure of your noose.
Barack Obama and his puppet administration threaten more fear to
cutoff the social security checks to seniors, amongst other threats,
if the debt ceiling isn't raised yet again. Can't you just see all
of those unfortunate seniors squirming as they realize their lives
have been stolen and the footboards are starting to creak?
It is very
very sad that Amercia has come to this point it is broke.
It to be more blunt, it was broken on purpose so that a global new
world order can be hoisted an international gallows, if you
Why not take
your savings and future earnings and immidiatey transfer out of
the dishonest monetary system and into honest money? You know, over
the past three years alone, gold has risen in purchasing power approximately
50% against the US dollar. And this is all because the Internet
Reformation is opening people's eyes and they do not like what they
see. When they do, like you dear reader, many choose to live free
from such a parasitic system and they employ human action by TRANSFERING
OUT of the dishonest money and into honest money. It is happening
all over the world and this is one trend that is not based
on greed so much as the justified fear and realization that the
system is failing quickly and there is great danger of losing everything
So, much like
the tuning out the power elite's mainstream media machine, why not
transfer out of their collapsing money game. It will greatly improve
your oxygen flow.
on to politics for a moment. Western democracy is an intellectually
bankrupt concept in its current state. What we have today is regulatory
democracy, an environment in which money power's corporate interests
feed off the State and thus a mercantilist economy engulfs us all.
Politicians are nothing more than talking mouthpieces for the elite,
they are there to protect money power's interests using force
the Maybury conscience check on arguably the world's leading political
figure of our present day, Barack Obama. Believe me, this won't
said he would introduce real change when he was campaigning for
the presidency. He said he would improve America's relations around
the world and steward a foreign policy that would usher in peace.
America would be a beacon once again to all.
but on this one you get a major F. America's foregin policy has
nothing to do with defending America's borders. It is offensive
and imperialistic. Whether it is via above board and visible conflicts,
or below board CIA tactical intrusions, America continues to act
as the world's morality police and all in the name of "democracy."
Obama has done nothing he said he would do to improve America's
relations around the world not that we ever actually believed
he could anyway, he is just an actor.
How about encroaching
on people and their property? Well, here too Obama and his adminsitration,
like George W. Bush's before et al., fail miserably. Simply by inisting
that Congress raise the debt ceiling once again he is destroying
whatever value there is left in the US dollar and further eroding
any possibility of the American economy moving forward in a healthy
manner. Jobs will not be created, savings will be destroyed, familes
will work more hours and generally give up more of their time/lives.
upcoming 2012 election cycle, it appears there is only one man deserving
of an American "vote." That man, in my opinion, is the
only truly honorable person in the race, Rep. Ron Paul.
Ron Paul, or
"Dr. No" and he is often known, speaks the truth, which
may not sound overly pleasant, but it is the truth nonetheless.
Ron has been a lone voice amonsgt the tirade of propaganda, often
being ridiculed by establishment politicians and media pundits.
But time has proven that Dr. Paul has been right and that the ills
of America cannot and will not be fixed by simply by doing more
of the same.
If for some
reason Ron Paul doesn't win the Republican nomination, which the
establishment will be working day and night to make sure doesn't
happen, then perhaps he will run as an independent. If so, there
is still hope for America, but only if people value their time enough
to vote for someone who actually will bring about real change, not
just talk about it.
Here is a recent
speech, or should I say reality check, that Dr. Paul delivered to
the "rest of the crowd" in Congress last week: Ron Paul:
If Debt Is the Problem, Why Do You Want More of It.
Reformation is rolling forward fueled by truth and understanding.
People are waking up to the reality of a money elite controlled
world and the gallows that have been erected to enslave them in
misery, debt and taxation. People feel the oppressive tax burden
that requires them to contribute 30-40 thousand hours of their life
to a system that hands out trillions to bankers and corporate interests
both domestically and internationally.
It is up to
each and everyone of us to emply human action and realize that we
are free, there are more of us than them, and all we need to do
is say NO.
No more media
manipulation. No more money magiacians. No more bought and paid
for establishment political parties. NO, NO, NO. And since the edifices
errected by the elite to protect these holy grails of deceit are
only given license to exist on the backs of you and me, it is up
to us individually to realize that Maybury's two natural laws are
being violated by evil and we should remain true to our knowledge
of that. We can live free in an unfree world.
with permission from The
Wile is an author, columnist, media commentator and entrepreneur
focused on developing projects that promote the general advancement
of free-market thinking concepts. He is the chief editor of the
popular free-market oriented news site, TheDailyBell.com.
Mr. Wile is the Executive Director of The Foundation for the Advancement
of Free-Market Thinking – a non-profit Liechtenstein-based foundation.
His most popular book, High
Alert, is now in its third edition and available in several
languages. Other notable books written by Mr. Wile include The
Liberation of Flockhead (2002) and The Value of Gold (2002).
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