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The Day the Dollar Died...
Divide and Destroy
As you can see by the picture above, the dollar is under attack. It is being picked apart. What's more, the pieces are no longer worth anything. In a sense, it is only imaginary money, soon to evaporate, like all fiat monies do.
To get a clearer mental picture we need only look to the numbers.
The U.S. National Debt is exploding. It approaches 20 Trillion dollars.
That does not take into account things like Social Security. A budget item approaching a trillion, but as a liability? Over 16 trillion.
Medicare's budget? Over a trillion. It's liability? Nearly 28 trillion.
Total unfunded liabilities? Close to 110 Trillion dollars.
If we take all the assets of every citizen, every American company, every corporation, large or small, we could collect about 133 trillion dollars. But this is academic. As if we could cash in the wealth and simply pay the bill. We can't. It does not work that way -- unless we are slaves to the state.
The population of the U.S. is about 326 million. Of those, about 95 million are not in the labor force.
Of those working, about 23 million are government employees. Meaning they live from the proceeds earned by the rest of us.
About 42 million Americans live in poverty.
Over 165 million Americans receive some type of government assistance, paid for by taxes and newly printed 'funny' money.
The dollar to gold ratio was about $9000 an ounce. Now it is near $6000. It currently sells at about $1225.
The dollar to silver ratio was about $1000 per ounce. Now it's closer to $700. Current price? Less than $18.
When will the Inflation Bomb come home to roost?
Inflation Bomb Opinion
Given the current situation, when will the U.S. Dollar die?
Wealth as a Resource
Wealth is a resource to be divided among us?
Money, earned or inherited, is not yours, but belongs to all of us, like the air we breathe?
This anti-concept, begs one simple question: Who is doing the redistributing and why?
Before one delves into questions about who needs what or where the wealth can be best utilized, one must ask even a more basic question: what is wealth?
And another - by what right does one redistribute?
There is no such right to STEAL. And there is no getting around the theft. One cannot rationalize it away. To take bread from another, without permission, is theft.
Can we define wealth as money? Some would say this is correct, but then add: it would need to be a heck of a lot of money. Others would say wealth is property or education or peace, but let us focus on the basics: money.
Money or wealth is not created by the printing presses. Yes, it is printed and electronically manipulated by governments, but these are, by and large, mere vestiges of real wealth. They are ledger numbers, not unlike bitcoin. Fiat money.
Real Estate and gold (and silver etc.) retain value, but fiats devalue and decay, even as they are redistributed.
Wealth held in valued assets retains value. If one has a home, the real value of that asset decays little over time, but when valued in fiat-bubbles, the alleged value will tumble and/or pop with the next governmental edict.
If one has earned money working at one's job or perhaps risking much by creating a business, the money belongs not to others, but to its earner. It is only during the creation and organization of large groups of people, when it becomes clear that certain things must be accomplished to maintain such groups, such nations.
There must be rules to protect the individuals, from inside and outside forces. From murder, slavery and theft.
But it is not about the nation. It is about what that nation, ultimately a vast collection of individuals, means.
Here we determine the basic idea of maintaining a more moral system of governance. Meaning we wish that we are as free as possible, but we also wish to live in peace. We must understand that we should have certain agreements between us.
Just what are these agreements? For one, we agree to protect ourselves. So we create an army and hire police. It's not a 'protection racket," however. We should not create 'Military Industrial Complex' bent on despotism.
It turns out that we value our lives and freedom to move about. We also agree that we need a way to settle our disagreements, and contract with each other, so we hire judges and lawyers and we build court houses. We record our agreements.
But these judges and lawyers are not our keepers. Should they act otherwise -- at that moment -- they should be fired and or jailed. They are merely the protectors of our 'rights' and nothing more.
Then we make a pact. It is our pact which defines us. It is the core of our beliefs. We call it a Constitution. We agree, in our Constitution, that life is precious, freedom is required, but happiness is not guaranteed.
We call these ideas our solemn oaths to one another. Our moral foundation. We vow never to violate our pact. Never. For if we do, we must dissolve our voluntary agreements.
Our U.S. Constitution defines our lives as belonging to us alone and to no other.
We define our freedom as movement, trade, speech, religion or no religion - so long as these freedoms do not take others' lives, lest they take ours first or threaten to take such.
We articulate our freedoms to such an extent that we know freedoms cannot conflict. Such as...there is no such freedom to steal. We label the freedom to own property or money or cattle - the Wealth Clause.
We agree to tax or bill each other, solely in support of our moral rights, as we have delineated. This is not theft, if we agree.
Once we tax each or create voluntary lotteries, for reasons other than what is allowed in our Constitution, we have violated our pact. We have abdicated our morality in favor of expediency.
"I Redistribute, do you?"
The Land of the Wealth Distributors
In the land of Wealth Redistributors, money, they say, belongs to the people. Moral rights are the flavor of the month. The ends, justifies the means. It's all about the people...the people...
Sure, you answer, "I am one of those people."
No, they correct. Wealth belongs to all of us and I am their elected representative.
You answer, "But it belongs to me. And just who are these people you represent?"
As I say, I represent the people - the majority.
"You do not represent me. So I must be from the minority."
You are not the majority of people, comes the response, true. It is after all, a dictatorship of the people, is it not?
"But do I not have the right to the product of my sweat? I have paid my taxes to the army, the courts, even the police. I live in a small town and even pay local taxes for my Fire Department, but why must I pay for your peoples' food?"
They are hungry and they need houses and healthcare too.
"Does that give them or you the right to violate the pact? The right to enslave me for my money?"
You are not a slave, but a member of society and as such, society (the majority) has overruled the pact in favor of the poor.
"Suppose I quit?" you respond.
It makes no difference, you are a resource.
"And if I leave?"
Your wealth will be confiscated in that case.
The Envy Meter
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© 2014 Jack Shorebird