Government is the problem, not the answer. Mounting constraints on freedom in the U.S. have reached an inflection point. Forcing free citizens to cover their face with a mask in a farcical attempt to avoid the annual flu is waking up alert individuals to the degree of freedom which has been lost over the past century. (Overwhelming evidence from around the globe clearly shows that mask imposition does NOT improve health outcomes, but that’s another story.)
Human beings are born free, and their voluntary collaboration results in a stateless society. On the way to discussing how to return to that natural state, we need to review some important history.
Conventional thinking renders this proposition—the most extraordinary claim made for cryptocurrencies—as preposterous. Massive, powerful interests are vested in the perpetuation of state control through national currencies—with the US dollar presently being the global fulcrum.
As we stumble on into increasingly challenging economic and financial conditions, individuals everywhere have good cause to question the viability of their financial assets. Unprecedented money printing by the Federal Reserve is already impacting the value of the dollar, while inflating the value of real (tangible) assets like homes, farmland, and basic commodities.
Should have bought more! That’s a regret that often accompanies a successful investment. Bitcoin investors have been experiencing that feeling in spades, as BTC recorded back-to-back doubles over two consecutive 4.5-month periods, to an all-time high $19857 on November 30.
Spurred by the prospect of no longer having to deal with Donald Trump’s “America First” policies, movement to digital currency (DC) and a cashless world is accelerating in Europe, Canada and China. DC will allow offshore and private money to be hunted down for taxation, while allowing governments to track and control citizens who spend it.
As we enter COVID-19s so-called “second wave,” lockdown-mania is intensifying. In Italy you can now be imprisoned for 6 years for breaking quarantine. Proof of vaccination is being required to fly, or to attend events. California’s governor attempted to lock-down 94% of its population; Pennsylvania has mandated masks inside homes; and New York City established “COVID checkpoints” to catch and fine NYC travelers who violate quarantine.
We’re being “treated” to the most intriguing display of political strategy and power since the 1860’s Civil War and perhaps the most important since the founding of the United States 230 years ago. Instead of fighting over slavery, we’re fighting for our right to survive as a republic.
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“I don’t have to tell you things are bad, everybody knows things are bad. It’s a depression. Everybody’s out of work or scared of losing their job.” Thus did Peter Finch in the 1976 movie classic Network define the day. He then prompted viewers to “get mad,” open their windows and shout “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!”