gold volcano eruptionWe face something that has not been visited upon the human race since the fall of the Roman Empire. That fall caused 1,000 years of darkness. It’s taken 500 years to dig ourselves out of that morass and here we are, committing the same sins and behaviors that brought the Romans to their fall.
The Romans tried to grow their empire with the loot taken from conquered territories. They eventually tried to finance this expansion with debasement of their precious metal currencies. In this they failed utterly despite the most heavy handed attempts to retain the Empire on the backs of their people, slaves and those of the conquered territories with taxes, impounds and thievery. A short look at history shows that we are trying the same thing. We will get the same results.
The present days are starting to look like the beginnings of a supervocano. A magma pool has formed. Fumaroles and ventings smell like sulfur. Small and large earthquakes accumulate until it is clear something bad is going on. The land tilts; lakes start boiling and shortly thereafter the super volcano explodes.
No leader or country that has taken FIAT as a false prophet has ever survived. No regime has held power for more that a few decades, much less centuries, when based on FIAT. Those empires must fall. The powers that be know it. They fear the end is coming. Thus we been seduced through 40 years of a Brave New World, Soma-like existence to the stark, surprising and painful reality of the advent of 1984.
Wake up dopesters, that banging sound is reality knocking at your door. The FLASH POINT looms close at hand.

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By SD Contributor AGXIIK:

EVERYTHING IS LIES EXCEPT YOU
We all have a responsibility to know the truth and live it to the best of our ability. Today the truth is buried in lies. We try to scratch past the surface to see the truth but the lies wash over our efforts like the tides. Even as the tide recedes it leaves its print, covering the bit of truth we’ve scratched out on the sand.
Tides or not, we must never stop scratching in the sand.

It is very difficult to get a handle on the moment, as Tommy Lee Jones said in No Country for Old Men. It’s a movie worth watching at least once. Sparse in words, not one added gratuitously, it notes differences of a couple of generations in a few words while exposing true evil and one man’s attempt to protect his family at the cost of his life. He lost all. While a man’s main job in life is protecting the women in his life, fighting evil is not for the lone man. Though one man or woman can change the world, it takes many to fight the evil and bring the important words into reality. The people who follow that sole voice will complete that change even if the one man passes from the scene.

Today we see a litany of lies. These lies go to the heart of what is wrong with this country and world. The lies are seen as needed to hide the truth of what is going on in the world. One great lie is the human cost and human participation, or lack thereof, in what is one of our most essential qualities; a meaningful job that supports a man, a woman or a couple’s family. That’s the bedrock of this world. Everything in the world evolves from that point. We don’t want to conquer the ocean floor, move mountains or change history. We want to work and strive and make a difference, if only in our small universe of family and community. When we are told that everything is ok and the world as we know it is ok and we sense that is a lie, things are going to become unsettled and quickly. The human spirit will tolerate much if the goal is worth pursuing. That same spirit will not tolerate lies for long.

When fewer people are in the labor force than since 1980; when 25% are unemployed, or maybe worse yet, underemployed in jobs that offer little hope for a better life, we are in peril. This country’s upward momentum is being stifled by these lies. The wrongness of what is going on in this country is being covered by lies. This syndrome is worldwide as well. All major countries face this including China. The people who we’ve elected to lead us have abandoned us to a statistical Soylent Green. We’ve become nothing but voting blocks and campaign cash; told to chase one attractive tyrant or another while promised nirvana, hope, change, transformation and well-being by those who would lie to us to enslave us. What is our slavery? Believing that thin skein of lies constantly pumped out to keep us somnolent and unwary of some real and present dangers.

We face something that has not been visited upon the human race since the fall of the Roman Empire. That fall caused 1,000 years of darkness. It’s taken 500 years to dig ourselves out of that morass and here we are, committing the same sins and behaviors that brought the Romans to their fall.

We are wasting our heritage and human spirit. 70% of us are on drugs. The other 30% are trying to figure out what’s happening; what’s going wrong. Only the tiniest percentage are divorced from its effects and it is, in its simplest form, our FIAT currencies. The Romans tried to grow their empire with the loot taken from conquered territories. We are now trying to preserve our empire by the same means. They eventually tried to finance this expansion with debasement of their precious metal currencies. In this they failed utterly despite the most heavy handed attempts to retain the Empire on the backs of their people, slaves and those of the conquered territories with taxes, impounds and thievery. A short look at history shows that we are trying the same thing. We will get the same results.

The present days are starting to look like the beginnings of a supervocano. A magma pool has formed. Fumaroles and ventings smell like sulfur. Small and large earthquakes accumulate until it is clear something bad is going on. The land tilts; lakes start boiling and shortly thereafter the super volcano explodes.

About 75,000 years ago Lake Toba near Sumatra exploded into a 300 square mile caldera. Humanity tipped towards extinction. Barely 10,000 people, a number that would just about fill a small AAA baseball park, clung to life in tiny oases. We survived and came out a tougher species. But our human nature did not change a great deal. We may not have changed much, all things considered. We still find and select leaders who grow acquisitive for great power and once great power is obtained, these leaders never let go. Perhaps because of the pivotal Toba event, we often find ourselves reflexively bowing to leaders who promise to take care of us, thinking it’s the best thing to do; thus requiring the least effort. We turn our fate over to leaders who are failed humans. Today our sloth, laziness, greed, cowardice and dumded down nature is clear to anyone who’s able to look past the lies to see the truth.

In this secular world, sometimes the only truth is what you say it is, not what you see. Be careful what truths you say because you will end up living those truths if you chose to not believe the lies. Real truth is much more elusive. You must seek that instead of thinking you have the answers after a cursory examination of the untruths. That can become self-deceipt in and of itself and can lead you to fatal errors.

We have a world filled with leaders who are little more that power hungry autocrats with no more forward thinking than to acquire more power or hold what they have. It is far worse than I have ever seen, given the little that I’ve observed. We’re condemned to repeat the errors of the past when it comes to our poorly formed choices, whether those choices elect our elected leaders or simply involve how we live our lives.

It’s these leaders nature to pursue power. Regretfully it’s our nature to bow to power. When given the right to vote, we squander it on one useful idiot or another. If a person chooses not to bow, they can bought. Everyone has their price. That’s an unpleasant truth. Our survival is in the balance because that ability to buy us is contained in the Empire of FIAT and debt. This 50 year old experiment in FIAT, unbacked by anything of value, is what is destroying us now. It is coming to an end. I think we have 2-3 years at the limits. Most of us don’t see this and even when we do, the addiction is still very powerful. Going cold turkey is nearly impossible. We live within a FIAT paradigm from which escape is nearly impossible. So many people have committed themselves to FIAT and debt that the tipping point is long past any voluntary change. The FLASH POINT looms close at hand.

No leader or country that has taken FIAT as a false prophet has ever survived. No regime has held power for more that a few decades, much less centuries, when based on FIAT. Those empires must fall. The powers that be know it. They fear the end is coming. Thus we been seduced through 40 years of a Brave New World, Soma-like existence to the stark, surprising and painful reality of the advent of 1984. Wake up dopesters, that banging sound is reality knocking at your door. It’s name is NSA, CIA, FBI and DHS.

Sustaining the Empire of FIAT and debt will take everything the powers have at their disposal. That means we will be forced to pay for this effort. It all rotates down to the little guy. Every empire has fallen, taking the people down through that painful deadly transition. This will be no different; but it’ll only much larger. The Matrix is that large; the paradigm that deeply embedded in our psyche. As the common phrase describes it; the failure will be epic.

The powers that be are beginning to think they are smarter than the gods, more equipped to manage the human flock. Technology, FIAT, coersion, surveillance and hubristic actions are being used to crush the human spirit. It’s that one sad part of human nature that emboldens a small group of people to seek to subjugate others.
It’s the other, the far more important part of human nature, our human spirit, that always prevails. It ALWAYS PREVAILS. But to find and reconnect with our spirit we must go through hard times. It’s that crucible that forges us; the anvil of privation and loss that hammers out the best in us and bring back to life what we once held dear. It’s what makes us willing to sacrifice for the well being of our fellow humans. It makes us reach beyond our grasp.
It’s my belief that what we do here, on this site and in our lives, that makes a difference. Just one person can make a real difference. A thousand voice makes for a huge chorus.

Winston Churchill left an indelible imprint on our thinking. 3 times he saw and survived the horrors of war. His study of history and massive library of observations made him sure of his course. When asked why he didn’t despair of the war times and England’s perils, he observed that in the long course that charted the upward momentum of human endeavors, this war was a momentary downward blip on that chart. He was not just being optimistic. He was not just a student of history. He was in a position to make history. He changed the world.

In his book This Ugly Civilization, the author Borsodi said “History, which is one long record of imbecilities and the injustices of government, furnishes us good grounds for seeking some alternative solution for them” It’s time to change history and make some.
Churchill realized that Emperors and Kings didn’t wear heavy and richly embroidered garments to show their finery, wealth and nobility. They wore them to conceal the ugliness of their baser natures. He stripped them of these disguises, exposed their nakedness and made more than a few pay for their sins.

If you want to know what we face, think of yourself as living in Hurricane Alley. Everyone in that zone knows hurricanes and tornadoes will visit them from time to time. Everyone knows that they should prepare for the inevitable Category 5 hurricane. Those are a certainty. Some prepare and some don’t. The results of the preparedness or lack thereof is evident on the evening news.

On a global basis we are living in the path of a mighty hurricane that bears down on us. Each person is responsible for their own safety. No government can protect you better than you can protect yourself. In reality the government we look to for our salvation is not especially interested in helping us. Its saving graces are a now little more than a hollowed out toothless remnant of its former self. We are about third down the list of ‘things to do’ when FEMA comes calling. I have studied FEMA, taken the courses and have a pretty good handle on what is important to them. We are not top on the list. We are statistical blips on the digital radar of self servingness and damage control.

It’s time to put down the toys; stop idling away vital time on nonsensical, frivolous engagements. It’s time to gain knowledge, build skills, set aside our stocks and stores, gird up our loins and acquire allies where we can find them. The basic truth is that we are responsible for ourselves. No one else is going to take care of us except us. Take time to inventory what you have and what it will take to get past the rough times. Each person will make those choices based on their present positions in their lives.
My best thoughts and prayers are with everyone who reads this. It’s my hope that it has some value to you.
Your focus is your reality.


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  1. Thanks for the tipof the hat.
    4 oz your video really tells a story.  Making up numbers and printing to the moon is part of the USG/FED war games. 
    You can’t just wave a magic wand to produce gold and silver when the costs are waaaay over the sales prices. 
    2013 will be a very rough year for the miners.  SA is going toes up.  Barrick and others are writing off $5-10 billion in impairment charges.
      Like the old saying goes—you can’t make up losses with more volume.  You just go out of business faster. 
    Owing a mine is like owning a boat. They’re just holes, one larger than the other
    B.O.A.T.S.   Bring Over Another Thousand Skins 
     M.I.N.E.S.  Millions Invested Never Equals Solvency

    • I like Mark Twain’s comment on this.  He defined a gold mine as “A hole in the ground with a liar at the top”.  lol

  2. There are two types of money in an economy. There is cash, and there is credit. Cash makes up say 10% and credit 90%. Without credit our economies could not grow as robustly as they do. If gold bugs believe the only real money is gold, how does one “create” enough credit to allow an economy to expand? If the annual gold supply increase is only at 2%pa, then the GDP increase per annum must also be limited to 2%. Whats to do if the economy could expand at 5%pa, but is held back? Do you revalue the gold supply up by 3%pa? But if you revalue up by 3% aren’t you debasing the value of gold, and causing inflation? And in a gold backed economy, will the gold price be fixed or will it be market related? If it’s market related, and because a war starts in the Middle East, causing the gold price to double, will the quantity of money in circulation then also double, and won’t that cause huge inflation? I don’t think gold bugs have a clue of what they are talking about when they say gold’s the only real money, and that fiat notes issued must be gold backed.
    Citing Rome’s fall and the 1000 years of Dark Ages thereafter because Roman gold coins got debased with less rare metals, is a Dan Brown type extrapolation of connections between number sequences that charitably can only be described as pure rubbish.
    And furthermore, the Roman economy was 90% gold coin and 10% credit, whereas our modern economies are the other way round – so how can one transplant their gold coin dilution problems onto our current day economies? 
    I’ve been a gold bug, but am questioning it now. If gold has no value other than scarcity and inelastic supply, then I can name hundred’s of items with similar characteristics – how about rare sea shells that can only be extracted from the ocean with great difficulty? You can encase the shells in plastic sleeves for durability and portability. The whole idea of gold baffles me – it really does look like a barbarous relic, and only has value to me if the next person believes it also to be so – and there are an awful lot of people deciding it’s a relic.
    It’s an interesting topic for debate.
     

    • andyz

      “There are two types of money in an economy. There is cash, and there is credit.”

      Dead Wrong. Credit is NOT money. Only REAL THINGS can be money and the ideal, settled upon over MANY millennia, is its realization under the poly-metallic scheme. The object of trade is to exchange … TITLE AT LAW, AS IN EQUITY. Credit, being a PROMISE to pay money … DOES NOT … transfer TITLE IN EQUITY. Acquisition via credit ONLY transfers conditional legal POSSESSION.

      “Without credit our economies could not grow as robustly as they do.”

      Credit can be facilitated in two ways; by Discounted, Self-Liquidating Real Bills, Or by Loan at Interest. In the Real Bill scheme, credit expires when the underlying goods are finally consumed. In the banknote scheme Loan Principal circulates infinitely and therefore invokes Interest for a commensurate duration … yes, infinitely.

      “Whats to do if the economy could expand at 5%pa, but is held back?”

      Economies ‘grow’ by producing surplus goods in excess of domestic consumption, so as to acquire other goods from other Peoples, who can more efficiently make them. Who produces most efficiently depends on myriad factors, but THAT’S what ‘grows’ an economy … NOT … the volume of money it has at its disposal.

      That you obviously fail to demonstrate a comprehension of these rudimentary factors betrays no ground at all for your criticism of hard money proponents.

    • Well said, Pat.  I could not agree more or have stated it any better.
       
      But I do want to address the following comment:
       
      “Without credit our economies could not grow as robustly as they do.”
       
      A great many people, some of whom are economists, do not recognize the difference between growth and inflation.  Inflating an economy, such as via excessive money printing, does not add a speck of “growth”, which can be defined as an abundance of cost effective production and not merely as higher prices for raw materials, products, and services.  Bernanke, for example, often speaks of annual US economic growth of 1.5-2%, yet also speaks of 1.8-2.4% inflation.  Growth is net of inflation, so if the rate of growth = the rate of inflation, the net is zero and no net growth has occurred.

    • Ed_B

      Thanks, Ed.

      Well, very sadly, too few folks bother to work out economics in their minds AT ALL, let ALONE simply absorb the standardized brainwash.

      To keep my mind clear, I expend special effort in holding to the definition that ‘inflation’ is currency expansion ONLY. Price increases are an EFFECT of inflation. ‘Modern economists’ flip back and forth between these hugely disparate meanings and I’m convinced it is to intentionally confuse people. The CONTEXT in which they use the term, within a particular section of their sentences (or paragraphs), always betrays their ‘game’.

      Also, I fix the definition of ‘growth’ SOLELY as an increase of REAL GOODS PRODUCTION. The insanity of bankers is founded in their delusion that generation of CREDIT is ‘production’ … which is how they can characterize their financial confabulations as ‘products’.

      Credit is an integral function in production because there is always a span of time between its commencement and consumption of its good at market; during which labor, materials and other ‘means’ have to be acquired. THIS is WHY slavery existed up until Adam Smith popularized conveyance of credit in production through the Real Bill Doctrine. Because its conveyance, rather, through Loan at Interest depletes circulating media, credit was castigated through the ages as a real evil. But, by discounting compensation for the use of labor, material, et cetera, contingent on final sale at consumption, no depletion of media occurs! This is why ‘M-1′ figures from 1776 to 1913 were largely a flat line with the few occasions of banknote experimentation like Lincoln’s ‘Greenbacks’.

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