In this world of deception and confusion, money is one of the most misunderstood concepts.
This is ironic given the integral role of money in our everyday lives, and if there’s one thing most people have resonated with at some point in life, it’s that “money is the root of all evil.”
Yet this oft-cited Biblical wisdom is erroneous–it’s actually supposed to be “the love of money is the root of all evil.”
… pretty significant misquote that creates a totally different meaning!
Of course, the “love of money” is greed, which is the cause of so much of the world’s suffering… from religious wars to elite pedophile rings… it’s all interconnected.
But just like guns, or even hammers, money is simply a tool. Many tools have the potential to do harm, but that doesn’t make ‘doing harm’ their purpose–it all depends on how one chooses to use them.
As such, money has the capacity to do great things for the world, it’s really just a means of conveniently facilitating exchanges between people.
Otherwise, we’d have to go back to barter, and if you’re a farmer from Iowa, and you wanted to sign up for The Dollar Vigilante, you’d have to wait until I need eggs from Iowa (which I don’t) so you can ship them to me in exchange for a subscription…
Simply put, there are plenty of reasons to question many of our bedrock assumptions about how society is structured, but at its core, there’s no need to reinvent the wheel with regards to the role of money.
Like the hammer and the gun, these tools aren’t inherently a problem. Some of the people wielding them can be, though, and I’ve spoken plenty about how to fix it.
I’m wearing my “EPSTEIN DIDN’T KILL HIMSELF” hat in this new vlog–the viral meme represents the essence of today’s fallen, greedy Powers That Shouldn’t Be, and what’s possible when man’s intentions turn evil.
Check out the video here:
When you trade your goods or services for fiat (government-imposed) money, are you taking those dollars because you want the dirty paper, or do you expect to be able to exchange it again for some other good or service?
The nature of money stems from our desire to trade in the future, and the belief that others are willing to provide goods and services for it.
The corruption of money goes back far into history, but a good place to start is 1913, with the creation of a little thing called the Federal Reserve. Politicians at the time pulled a fast one just before Christmas Eve–when most of the country was distracted by the holidays.
1913 was also the year of the income tax–even though roads, and militias, and many other things that people think we can’t have without taxation (theft), were already being funded. President Woodrow Wilson would later admit the error of his ways for having sold out America to the banksters.
It’s no wonder 100 years later technological innovation has enabled the invention of cryptocurrency to blossom into the massive success it is today.
A blockchain-based alternative to fiat currency that can’t be controlled by states or central banks–it’s been a revolution that I’m proud to have played a small role in, since featuring Bitcoin in The Dollar Vigilante newsletter back in 2011 (when BTC was only $3).
What we’ve seen since then is nothing short of a paradigm shift in how we view and handle money, and there’s still so much more change to come. To stay informed on the latest trends in crypto, precious metals, and opportunities for more financial freedom, check out TDV’s newsletter (SUBSCRIBE).
Balance is key, but if you’re mentally programmed to hate money, you’re going to have a hard time!
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