[Editor's Note: The following post is by TDV Editor-in-Chief, Jeff Berwick]
I have alluded for years that a shift in consciousness is happening and will continue to happen. Many called me crazy and said that it would never happen. Well, it's happening!
In the last few weeks and months, 9/11 truth has gone mainstream ("The Walls Are Crumbling Down Around 9/11"), the War On Drugs is coming to an ignomious end, global warming is being laughed out of cocktail parties and now after a few years of the word "libertarian" entering into mainstream discussions the word "anarchy" has also now begun to go mainstream.
Interestingly, it happened in the same place (C-SPAN) with the same host as the 9/11 truth broadcast when he calmly and soberly asked Ron Paul a question submitted via Facebook which said, "I'm finding myself more distant from government involvement in general. Is it healthy to think like an anarchist or what are your views on anarchy?"
You can see his full reply below but one of his statements was, "To be an anarchist and assume responsibility for yourself, I think this is a great idea."
Paul did leave it open to some debate as to whether he considers himself an anarchist, however, because he did not come right out and say it but in our opinion, from what he said, he is an anarchist. The reason being that he believes "anarchy is a great idea". To consider oneself an anarchist you don't necessarily have to believe or know that if there were no nation-states/government on Earth that it would be the best thing for humanity. We haven't seen that in modern times so we don't know, 100%, that is the case… but an anarchist believes that the idea of having no violent rulers is the best thing for humanity… he doesn't necessarily know how it could come to fruition nor what it would look like… but having that belief admits you into the anarchist club.
So, welcome Ron Paul! We always knew you were but many didn't so this is a part of the shift and awakening happening that these things are now being calmly discussed in very public forums.
As well, in the last few weeks, anarchy went live on Fox News on "The Five" on July 16th when co-host, Eric Bolling, stated, "Let's talk about the difference between socialism and capitalism, OK? You may not like the extent to which we are capitalists. We may be overly capitalists, anarcho-capitalist. I know I am. I'm proud of it."
Like most on Fox he appears to be totally clueless to the fact that what exists in the US today is barely a shadow of capitalism… something we call around here crapitalism. Or more exactly, a fasco-communist police state. And, in actuality, we question if he is really an anarcho-capitalist given his lust for a "holy war".
But, aside from that, the real shift is that the word anarchy and calling yourself an anarchist (or anarcho-capitalist, which is the same thing) has finally become publicly acceptable and recognized. It was only a few years ago that calling yourself an anarchist was similar to calling yourself a satanist in respectable company. People would revulse in fear as they were still programmed to believe anarchy meant violence and chaos.
That is all changing now and at a dramatic speed.
Day-by-day more people are becoming aware of the fact that forced and violent collectivism/statism is not a friend to mankind. As the past century's experiment with every form of statism all resulted in hundreds of millions dead and/or impoverished no matter in which form it took people are beginning to awaken to the truth. Violent and thieving monopolies (governments) and the communist-style central banks that bankroll them are our enemies, not our friends.
Slowly, humanity is awakening to see that the two polar opposites in life are love and fear. When acted out on an individual level they can result in beautiful music or a serial killer. When acted out collectively it results in anarchy (love) or the war, violence and theft of the state (fear).
The time is coming and is nearly here where humankind awakens to this as we can see with the truth about 9/11 becoming unveiled, the heinous War on People (what they called the War on Drugs) coming to an end and the true meaning of the word anarchy becoming understood.
There are now thousands of young anarchists worldwide, and growing exponentially, that will change the world. These young people were born into this heavily statist (fear-based) world and don't like it one bit – especially the hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt they are born into – and are infiltrating the mainstream conversation as we are just beginning to see.
Just one of the up-and-comers is anarchist, Julia Tourianski (see her Anarchast interview here). She was on Fox News twice last week alone and there are countless others like her. In production right now are numerous fully anarchist movies (I will be interviewing the producers of two of them in the next week on Anarchast), books and videos that will further hasten anarchy into our lives.
Julia's video, "The Shift – The State of Our Minds and The Mind of the State" perfectly explains this shift that is going on.
Thousands of crypto-anarchists are moving to de-centralize not only money (bitcoin) but everything. The age of centralization has passed and the age of decentralization and peace and prosperity is upon us. Soon, if all goes as it should Colombian coca farmers will be happily selling their goods on the open market in exchange for bitcoin and spending their evenings with their families enjoying the fruits of their labor and anonymous crypto-currency backed kill lists will quickly vanquish any extremely bad behavior creating an incredibly polite and respectful society. Copyrights and patents will disappear allowing a massive surge in new disease treatments and cheap-or-free energy production instantly creating a world nearly free of illness and poverty. There will be no more large scale wars and unrestrained the market will create such wealth that poverty will become a world only discussed in history e-books.
But, it won't be an easy transition at all. It will come to be known as the Great Transition and it will look and feel like armageddon for many. For those unaware of what it is going on it could be devastating as all of the centralized institutions they have known their entire lives crumble into dust around them. Those who think the dollar will still be here a decade from now, their banks will still be standing and their pension and socialist insecurity checks will sustain them will receive the karma of allowing or participating in these faulty structures unless they now, in a way, repent their sins and prepare for the new world (internationalizing assets (bullion), becoming involved in crypto-currencies (bitcoin) and moving to safer ground outside of areas like the US (being) are just part of the "5 B's" we talk about at The Dollar Vigilante newsletter).
The statist/centralized world is about to end and after a tremendously dangerous upheaval a new wonderful era will soon be upon us for those who survive the Great Transition.
You have to hand it to the Mayans, they were only off by a few years.