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Say Hello to the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss
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[Editor's Note: Today's post is by TDV editor-in-chief, Jeff Berwick.]
As I write I am flying through the air at 600mph in a reclining chair on my way to Santiago, Chile. At the same time I am watching a documentary on one of, if not the most, prolific advancers of human knowledge and quality of life in history, Nikola Tesla.
You may be sitting there, thinking, it’s November 7th, why am I not speaking about how 30% of 305 million people in the geographic region known as the US gave their consent to a murderous, thieving organization. Or, at best, voted for the lesser evil in a popularity contest of sociopathic criminals. Here’s the deal. It doesn’t matter. It’s a show. To paraphrase rapper Notorious B.I.G., If you didn’t know that, well now you know.
What’s more important? Much more important than any person in government? Men like Nikola Tesla. Or Louis Pasteur. Or Steve Jobs. Hell, any thousands of producers and contributors to your and my life. Have an iPad? Have electricity? Don’t die when you scrape your foot on a sharp stone? You owe your life and the quality of it to true heroes. Not to Mittens or Bronco.
Bronco O’Bomber and Mittens Romney? I can’t believe I even have to mention these cretins. It sickens and saddens me.
Let’s take a short history lesson. Something you’ll never hear discussed in the public indoctrination camps. 150 years ago humans didn’t even have light bulbs. They didn’t have electricity. This brings me back to Tesla. He, not Edison, produced most of what we know about electricity, radio, x-rays, electric motors, lasers, wireless communications and countless other things today.
People like Bronco O’Bomber and Nancy Pelosi have never producted anything except an advance of theft and kidnapping. They are sad, twisted individuals with no care for truth in history. They just know they get shoveled millions of Federal Reserve Notes for shilling for the system and riding in their limousines, or the aptly named “Beast” for Bronco.
Unbelievably, if you ask the average American female young slave, who they would like to emulate most, it is Killary Clinton. If you ask the average US male young slave, it’ll likely be Bronco O’Bomber. This is your hint to get out now (call TDV Passports for more). If you live in the US, you live among zombies. You can’t defeat them. You'd have better luck trying to infiltrate the mafia and trying to turn it into a children's charity. Not going to happen.
So, if you voted yesterday… shame on you! Plus, you did nothing to change anything. Your vote didn’t count. And even if it did, you just consented to being ruled. How do you feel about that?
I’m going to actually pour my heart out a little here. I’ve been writing about this stuff for a few years. I’ve had a lot of people shake my hand and thank me for telling the truth. I’ve also been attacked, on a very regular basis. It’s an interesting dichotomy. People call me all kinds of things but all I really am is a human being. I love peace and prosperity and the human connection. I don’t know why we’re here… if anyone does and has conclusive proof, please notify me. But, since we are here we should listen to the words of Rodney King, may he rest in peace. To paraphrase, we have to stop hurting and stealing from and killing each other.
While I don't know the existential answer to the “why?” of human existence, I do know that peace and freedom are by far the preferable modes to the “how?” of our existence. Violence and oppression are not just awful in their own rite. They also tend to impoverish humanity overall by killing initiative and material progress. A system of property rights married to absolute freedom (as scary as absolute freedom is to most of humanity still) is what produces the most wealth...and wealth is just another word for increasing material comfort.
But liberty is equally vital to happiness. It is hard to be happy if you live in constant fear of an abusive master...something that African slaves in the Americas knew...as did Soviet Russians. It's something US citizens will come to realize a lot more clearly in the coming months and years. (In fact, those who plan to ignore our heartfelt advice and remain really should at least use our other advice to prepare financially.)
THE NEVER ENDING LEFT-RIGHT DEBACLE
I was quite sad to waste an hour recently watching a “debate” between a sound, morally correct individual, Doug Casey, and a snickering, snorting caricature of what are now called “liberals” and a seething mainstream presstitute named Krauthammer.
While Doug Casey tried to get a word in edgewise to ask, “What are you principles? What do you believe in?”, the two government lovers to the right snickered and snaked their way to talking about the exact opposite. They spent about thirty minutes debating the most unimportant details of the electoral process. I advise you to not even waste your time watching.
But this is the state of affairs in the US today. Brainwashed people, for the most part, debating nonsensical, unimportant details while not one sheeple in the crowd boos. To me, it’s long past time to get out. What Nikola Tesla came to – America – no longer exists. A man like Tesla today would likely go to Singapore, or Hong Kong, or Santiago, Chile. Things change, baby.
The entire modern human history is just a saga of people fleeing collectivism and it still hasn’t changed. The funny part is, however, much of the world is catching on to this trap… people in the US haven’t. Watch what happens when they figure it out.
… oh, I just landed and hear Bronco O’Bomber won the job of Chief Murderer. Enjoy!
Anarcho-Capitalist. Libertarian. Freedom fighter against mankind’s two biggest enemies, the State and the Central Banks. Jeff Berwick is the founder of The Dollar Vigilante, CEO of TDV Media & Services and host of the popular video podcast, Anarchast. Jeff is a prominent speaker at many of the world’s freedom, investment and gold conferences as well as regularly in the media.
Your devoted state-hating scallywags here at The Dollar Vigilante often quip that there would be no substantive difference between a Republican or Democratic win at this point. The only real option on the table is "more state." Either way you're getting: indefinite military detention of civilians, the continued war on drugs, the use of drones to explosively detonate brown women and children abroad, the increasing use of drones to spy and terrorize American citizens stateside, more bailouts of corporate zombies, more debt and more debasement of the currency.
But with an Obama presidency you will get a LOT better-sounding speaches. And maybe a slight acceleration of the inevitable economic collapse. Romney is a moralistic, dictatorial, daddy figure who couldn't wait to impose curfews and beatings for lifestyle choices. But he was less likely to hand money out to the those who didn't earn it...unless they incorporate first (and get "too big")! So that acceleration of the economic collapse under Obama really may not be all that noticeable. It would have happened under Mittens, too. Those who think that Mitt Romney represents some kind of free market capitalist hero really need to brush up on why central banks, tariffs, protectionism and prohibition -- all just fine and dandy in Mitt's eyes -- are NON-free market things that impede economies. Capitalism isn't really about dismantling companies and hiding the proceeds in offshore accounts.
Personally, I don't believe that anybody is really centrally running the show when it comes to the elections. The people really are allowed to vote and those votes are actualy counted and the candidates probably really are striving to win the contest. The beast puts on a show it truly believes. After all, the state isn't a bunch of shadowy figures ruling down on a begrudging populace. It's all the players, the sociopaths who seek political power as well as the easily-led masochists who put their faith in political authority. It is billion-entity orgy of impostions and submissions, of comingling myths about the need to be told what to do.
I'm so fundamentally negative on politics and voting that I almost hate to admit that there was a shred of good news coming out of Election Day. But the facts remain: The State of Colorado decriminalized marijuana, followed quickly by the State of Washington. It is now legal to smoke marijuana recreationally in those states. And as of last night it is legal to smoke pot for medicinal purposes in Massachusetts. As stupid and brainwashed and completely afraid of freedom as Americans are...they are at least waking up to the fact that the war on drugs has always been a war on them and their privacy and liberty.
Marijuana prohibition in the face of alcohol legalization made absolutely zero sense even in the dismal logic of the nanny state. Federal law still says the feds will kidnap you and toss you in rape camp for marijuana use, however. So this show isn't nearly over. But it's a positive sign nonetheless...a tiny flicker of hope that maybe the USSA won't go permanently into the night. Can enough people wake up in time? Probably not. But I'll still take my joys where I can. And this tiny but significant rollback of prohibition will warm my soul on the cold northern nights to come.
Editor, The Dollar Vigilante
P.S. As much as we love the blow for sheer liberty that Colorado and Washington represent...we're also capitalists and we will be exploring the entrepreneurial opportunities involved in marijuana legalization. TDV Homegrown co-editor and contributor Justin O'Connell and I will be putting our heads together to get Homegrown subscribers a way to play this in this month's upcoming issue. If you'd like to see what that will be, be sure to sign up now. The next issue will be coming out in just under two weeks.
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