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Out Of The Frying Pan And Into The Fire

by Silver Shield

“If you can explain someone’s problem better than they can explain it themselves, they will assume you know the answer. Once you have that, they will follow you where ever you want.”– Anonymous Marketing Guru

With the mathematically inevitable collapse of the dollar we are entering the most dangerous period in human history.This is not the time to be following the blind or worse, the scheming. To do so would be the same as jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire. I have seen so many thoughtful and cogent arguments against our current paradigm. These men really seem to “get it.” The problem inevitably is, what is their solution?

I wrote in the Two Coming American Revolutions that there would be two revolutions in America, one of a Constitutional, Honest Money and one of Collectivism. I feel both sides can make hard arguments against the current order of the Dollar paradigm. The enemy of my enemy is NOT my friend.  In the article, I warned people to not fall for the trick of assuming that people who spoke to your concerns, automatically know the solution. You cannot solve collectivism with more collectivism, any more than you can solve debt with more debt. You will see tyrannical collectivism in urban areas and elsewhere in the country, people will be embracing freedom and honest money. Both sides speak the same argument, but offer radically different solutions.

In my article Beware of Patriot Pied Pipers, I warned people that the Neo Cons who got us into war and even more debt, are infiltrating subverting and destroying the Tea Party. Michelle Bachmann cries against gangster government, but supports our trillion dollar gangster wars against the world. Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck talk a good talk about being average people who believe in traditional American Constitutional values. They then take their $20 million+ a year pay checks from Neo Con Globalists like Henry Kissinger and Ruppert Murtdoch. Heck, even Rick Perry is now speaking out against the Fed, but he takes his orders from the Elitist Bilderbergers. Only Ron Paul has the track record and has the understanding of the Constitutional role of government.

I watched a video of a very frustrated Mike Ruppert this weekend as he called out all of the people who did not help warn people about what he told them. Mike went through a list of 40 or so people he has had personal contact with over his exceptional career and called them out. I feel his frustration, because he does have a very good track record of calling “it,” but the people he seems to call out are narcissists at best and psychopaths at worst. These people seek power and use others to get ahead. Their solution is that of collectivism, which would then put themselves at the top.

It great to hear Putin call the US a parasite, it is, but Putin is no friend of the Constitution or decentralized power. It is great to see Chavez pull his gold out of the Bank of England, but he is no friend of property rights or honest money. Ruppert goes on to list a bunch of other politicians and artists that he has had contact warning them about what was going to happen and that they seem to do nothing about it. The most likely scenario is that these people that Mike is so frustrated about are using his suggestions, but only for themselves.  These professional political psychopaths see the collapse of the US as their chance to gain massive regional or global power. They understand very well what is going on, but they will not offer true freedom like our founding fathers fought for.

My suggestion to Mike is to not seek out the rich and powerful to help humanity, they are the problem. All of the politicians he mentions are licking their chops to carve up the American Empire. They may seem like an ally against a common enemy, but they are no better than the Anglo American Elite. Just about every one of the Hollywood people he mentions thrives in the current paradigm and will actively or passively support the current order. They will not upset it by spreading the truth. We are so close to the mathematical end of the dollar that his time is best spent working with the thousands of people he has already touched. There he will find the final stage of acceptance that he is looking for.

It is said that men go mad in herds and only come to their senses slowly and one by one.” Charles Mackay.

The Elite’s use of propaganda drives societies by animal, gut reactions. Only after a while do men wake up and use their logic to see the madness of crowds and the men that pull the strings. I wrote last week about Dylan Ratigan’s rant and compared it to Hitler. On the face of it, it seemed outrageous and inflammatory. When you look into it, it is another example of someone explaining something better than the average person, so people follow them no matter how insane their solutions are.

I have been fascinated on how a Christian Constitutional Republic like Weimar Germany could fall into Fascism. I felt if we could understand how Hitler rose to power we can prevent our own coming fascist dictator. It all comes down to propaganda. The Nazis studied Edward Bernays in the psychological aspects of mass control. By playing to man’s irrational fears and desires they are easily lead. The only way to become immune to this is using the Trivum and logically thinking about what you are being told. We have been handicapped with the slave like education we get of only memorizing and regurgitating ideas. This has been reinforced in our mainstream media with talking point news.

Dylan’ rant is a perfect example of using irrational fear and anger to vocalize what we are all feeling.That tactic is exactly what Hitler used to motivate Germans. Both were passionate and powerful rants, but they did not advance logical thought. They both wanted you to react like an animal with a limbic response of fight or flight. They do this purposely because, 1. irrational fear is the most powerful motivator and 2. they do not want you to think logically about their solution. When you see that they used anger and passion to both push for throwing out the Constitution, creation of a dictator and a collectivist banking solution, it becomes clear why they acted the way they did.

The other group that I run across is financial gurus that accurately describe the mathematically inevitable collapse of the dollar, but then recommend some sort of paper asset as a solution. This again is either done out of ignorance or greed. Just because someone can put together a presentation on the crisis of the dollar does NOT mean that they know what they are doing. Anyone can read the headlines and say that we are going down the wrong road. You have to ask yourself do they know why we got into this mess? Who created this mess? Do they have a financial interest in the solution they are pushing? The reason I feel most paper products are sold is because that is where the money is made in the financial advisor role. They do not really care what you buy so long as you do buy. They know that you will then jump to another paper asset that they can then make more money on. Ask your financial advisor why gold is not in your portfolio, despite its rapid rise in the face of all other paper assets. If he is honest he would say that he probably can’t make any money off of it or if you truly understood what was going on, you would dump all of your paper assets and buy silver. The Wall St sharks do not care one bit about your financial health, you are just another ticket to their narcissistic pursuit of money and power. (Watch: Wall Street Laughs at Main Street.)

I was even shocked to see that even a blog I frequent, followed this “out of the frying pan and into the fire” theme. The Automatic Earth has put out some good work describing the problems we are facing. They recently spent a bunch of time describing the banking crisis that is coming to a head. In One Step Up and Two Steps Back they go on to describe the banking crisis, but then suggest you sell gold and buy bonds and dollars?!

“Ilargi: This is your reality. Not inflation, or hyperinflation. And not a flight FROM US Treasuries and the US dollar, but a flight TOWARDS them. Yes, gold is higher; a totally predictable knee-jerk reaction. Once the bank stocks lose another 10%-20%-30%, which could happen in a manner of days at the rate we’re going, that will change too.

That is because the plummeting bank stocks represent the vanishing into nothingness of what I’ve named “zombie money”. In other words, it’s not a matter of people, investors, talking their money out of one place, asset, and into the other, it’s instead a matter of -virtual- money disappearing. That will take down the price of gold. An important issue to wrap your brains around. More about that later.”

Can someone please tell me how these deflationists think the dollar is going to perform better, in a terminal debt crisis? Our monetary system is debt based and no longer tied to gold. When money is created, debt is created. When debt is paid off, money is destroyed. If all debt was to be paid off there would literally not be any dollars in existence. Our system MUST create more debt every year in excess of the debt AND interest accrued the year before or the entire system will collapse in the mother of all margin calls. If this happens not only will the markets be destroyed, the banks who are levered 20:1 will be insolvent, which will seize credit, which will freeze the economy and destroy the economy and our dollar. How is that good for the dollar and Treasuries? Would you invest or hold the currency of a country that is going through that? When you see that ALL currencies and countries have the same systemic problems, you see that only real tangible assets are a place to be. (Read the Ultimate Silver Investor.)

Any whiff of deflation will be met by massive money printing which will further destroy the dollar.Inflate or die. This is irrefutable. I bet if you put Automatic Earth’s feet to the fire they would probably admit this whiff of deflation, then hyperinflation idea. (The only other possible solution is a debt jubilee, but I would not hold your breath for that seeing who is pulling the strings.) I don’t know too many guys that are hardcore deflationists in a fiat world, that to me is insane. After all, at what point do you admit that you were horribly wrong? $500 gold?  $1,000 gold? $1,500 gold? $2,000 gold?

Which brings me to the mathematically inevitable collapse of the dollar. If you understand anything about compounding interest, you will know that at some point you will reach place where the interest on the debt rises farther and faster than the economy can handle. Knowing that we either inflate or die and if you understand the sick symbiotic relationship of the bankers and politicians, money will always flow. We reported that the Fed printed up $16 trillion dollars over and above all of the political bailouts we saw in 2008. How again is the dollar supposed to get stronger?

If you want to make a case for deflation, change your measuring stick. If you measure everything in gold and silver, then yes, you are going to see massive deflation. You will be able to buy much more with your gold and silver as all paper assets disintegrate. Things bought with credit will be worth less like homes, cars, stocks… etc. Things you buy with cash will hyper inflate like food and fuel. This is just the huge secular change from paper assets to real tangible assets. This change is coming along with much bigger changes in demographics with the aging baby boomers and shifts in economic power from west to east. Trusting your wealth in any paper asset or pied pipers in this environment could be fatal.

I have spent my short time blogging not trying to be a one trick pony pushing one idea. I have through the Sons of Liberty Academy and my hundreds of articles on Dont-Tread-On.Me tried to get you to question everything, including me.  I have tried to help advance thought on money and politics, but the real battler is in our thinking. When you are aware, you can prepare. I hope you continue to support my efforts to reach out to others. This month we had 170,000 unique people come to the blog with 512,000 page views. We just hit 15,000 members to our Sons of Liberty Academy. All of this comes as I have been working really hard on the redo of the Academy. I cannot wait until it is done and it will be much better than the original Academy in terms of production, content and narrative. It will be a game changer and one that will reach critical mass.