The Fools Run the Show in America

Their names are writ in water

The last several presidents are but placeholders, whose names are writ in water, forever to be forgotten. Like Augustus Claudius the 3rd, they never did anything for the people. They never did anything worthwhile, merely carrying on the same imbecilities of the past. History will forget them.

The presidents of the future will be but more Claudiuses. Captains ahelm while the ship steadily, relentlessly sinks. Some causing the great ship to list this way or that. Others hopelessly bilging.

The Americans turned they gaze to their leaders and hoisted them upon pedestals. They fought and argued endlessly amongst each other. They cared about voting and other pointless trivialities. But they forgot the two things a society must remember – that following Christ, and having free people are the keys to success. Once the freedom of individual people is circumscribed to the great state, the ship of society starts leaking. This is followed by decades, centuries of dissolution until the society is so plagued that all hope in her is lost. It is finally sunk, and discarded. To be rebuilt again only when situated upon the bedrock of Christ and His teachings.

This Is Our Time to Strut Upon the Stage

You spend your life reading about the tumultuous times throughout history. The great wars…booms and busts…and you think, “Wow, what a scene! It must have been great to live then, to be a part of the action.”

There is nothing fascinating about the destruction of America and the American people, but it is fascinating to watch the process. How inept leaders always do the wrong thing at the right time to keep the cascade going. They have literally no love for the people, and cannot see the beauty that would be unleashed by unchaining them. They just can’t get their own interests out of the way.

Equally fascinating is watching the people fall for the same tricks…over and over again. They have no clue about what is going on. Some say its a race war, some back the democrats, some riot, some back the republicans. All have an opinion, almost all are wrong. As everything around them falls, they bicker over trivialities.

To live in this time as america falls is fascinating.

Let us write about it for the future people.
Let us act.
This is our time to strut upon the stage.

A Country’s Oil Consumption = The Size of Their Economy

This is an interesting look at how a country’s oil consumption equates to the size of their economy. As Chris Martensen shows, the correlation is almost 1 to 1. The corollary is that as oil prices increase, consumption is reduced, which reduces the size of the economy. Further, because modern economies are highly over leveraged, any decline in economic output puts the entire system in danger of collapse.

This collapse will happen sooner or later. The cause of the collapse will be because the ignorant fed members (and other central bankers) inflated an artificial economy based on fake fiat printing. These fed members will go down as some of history’s greatest fools, and the cause of the wreckage that will be america.

It is Fascinating What Is Happening in Commodity Markets

Many commodities are at all-time record highs, others are getting close. Whether the price increases abate and we can resume watching tv, or the prices skyrocket out of control and we go to full scale war in the streets is anyone’s guess. But it is fascinating watching the ignorant federal reserve masters lose control over their precious ‘markets’. Here is a link so you can watch the action.

Vote You Fool

I was thinking the other day that when the concentration camps in America get going in earnest, and the people begin to get corralled in, they might hesitate. The guards could say something like this, to ease them in: “Fellow Americans, putting you in these camps is for your own good. Trust us, its for your protection.” Some will be suspicious, doubtful of the claims of protection by the guards. But then one of the huddled masses might say, “Can we vote in the camps?” Or, “Will our vote count?”

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Your Handy, Printable Guide to Bartering with Metals

For Trading After a Monetary System Collapse

As america is pushed over the cliff by the money masters, it is worth understanding how to trade with metals – specifically silver, gold and copper coins. The guide shows multipliers for specific coins, to ease in calculating trade value. Also listed are the prices of certain goods in 1910, to better understand the historical price to gold relationship. Hope this helps.

Why are My Bills Going Up?

I was talking with a friend recently and they mentioned how all the locals in the area are up in arms about the increase in their electric bills. She sent me this screenshot as an example. So I asked what everyone thought the problem was. She said some thought it had to do with a backroom deal between the governor, state senators and the power company. Others thought it was just greedy capitalists, or the ignorant president. Not one of them mentioned the fed.

I told her she should comment back, “I know exactly why your bills are going up:

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Trudeau-Castro has 2 Options to End the Trucker Strike – Give Up or go Full Totalitarian

Whatever will he do?

The state hates anyone that stands up to them, as the purpose of the state is to broadcast their power over the land, and any group who challenges that power must be put down by any means. Usually, they are put down with violence. Why violence? Because it works. They want to crush all resistance, lest the other plebs get any ideas.

Thus the ever increasing move towards totalitarianism over time. Each threat is met with more rules, more violence, increasing state power and growing tyranny.

Take America for example. What began as almost limitless freedom under the Articles of the Confederation became the myriad rules of the Constitution, the Whiskey Rebellion, then the Civil War, creation of the Fed, endless taxes, fondling at all the airports, new security agencies, forced medical experimentation and now complete surveillance. This is the march of tyranny. Hanging out on a bridge somewhere for a few weeks isn’t going to turn back that tide.

It is worth mentioning the last line of the Declaration of Independence “We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.”

Not to dismiss the actions of protestors but pledging a few weeks holed up in a truck or a couple day march is weak medicine. If that doesn’t work, what do you do, go home and say you tried? Then live as slaves and hand down the burden to your children?

Expect a swift, forceful, tyrannical response from the government of Canada towards the truckers and any others that oppose them. This is the way of government, and the way forward for all of Canada and the rest of the world. The steady march towards tyranny.

This is another episode that the people will learn from. They will gradually realize the power and ruthlessness of their foe. And until the people of Canada (if they choose revolution) are ready to pledge their “lives, fortunes and sacred honor”…they will only know more tyranny.

But that’s revolution…and revolution is not the best way to change the world. Read my article on The 4 Options a Man has in the Modern World to understand a better way.

A Man Has 4 Options in Today’s World

Which Will You Choose?

American civilization is on the verge of collapse. It is plain to see that the goal of American government is to turn us into barbarians, as it has been doing for 240 years.

Because of this, a man has 4 options in today’s world:

Option #1 – Pay attention to the collapse and be ground into dust
This man watches the daily happenings of the clown class. He gets upset at the actions of those in power. He is always frustrated with how things are. He sees obvious ways to improve upon our societal situation. Maybe he writes about them, maybe he tells his neighbors, maybe he mumbles under his breath. Either way, he spends his time in a stupor of anger, or shock, incredulous as to what is happening.
The problem with option #1 is that it only hurts the man. Nothing is improved, nothing is done to change the direction of things. He grows weary and exasperated being angry all the time. He is made to be weak. Until he goes to option #2 or #3.

Option #2 – Don’t pay attention to it and enjoy life
There is a lot to be said about this option. You didn’t create the political and cultural decadence we live under. We didn’t choose this system, or even agree to it. Let those in power continue to screw up. Let those who want to pay attention to those in power continue too. But not us.

A man choosing this option refuses to pay attention…refuses to give the system any energy, thought or time. He is content to get the most enjoyment out of life…to raise his kids as well as he can…to follow and stand up for Christ at all times…to be an example to others…to be happy and not worry about how politics and the federal reserve are destroying American civilization. He inoculates himself the best he can against the negatives from a degrading society and then proceeds to live. “Life is made to be felt as a joy,” as Nock said. He enjoys life until they come to put him in the camps. Then he tries to wriggle free.

Option #3 – Become a revolutionary
The man becomes a revolutionary. How committed he is to revolution is up to him. He is not only upset at the direction of things, he commits to fight back in whatever ways are available. Unfortunately for the revolutionary, revolutions almost always end with the state winning – gaining more power – while the common man loses power.

This is true in all the revolutions america has had since the revolutionary war. The 2nd rev – when the articles of confederation was overturned and replaced with the dreadful constitution. The 3rd – war of northern aggression. 4Th – creation of the criminal fed reserve. 5Th – election of socialist roosevelt, etc. And the list goes on.

These were all revolutions…and the common man lost every one of them as more power was transferred from him to the government.

But this doesn’t sway the revolutionary man, and we tip our hats to him, but understand the odds, and the probability that any win might look like a win, but in the end is another loss, as the state ends up with more power.

Option #4 – Create new systems
Go Galt. Don’t try to take over the existing systems as the revolutionary man tries to do. Instead, build up new systems to take the place of old systems as they break down. Food, clothing, goods, services, community, teaching, art, beauty. In America or elsewhere. To not only not pay attention to the system but to not even use the system…do not participate in the system…do not reform the old system…create new systems. This is the most difficult of the options, but the most fruitful if one can pull it off.

Probably some combination of the 4 is preferable.
Certainly always enjoy life. Be joyful. Look for opportunities to become less attached to the system…especially with regard to building new systems. Stand up for what you believe in. Pay attention to the decline of America as much to get out of the way of it. Build new systems if you have the mind and ability for it. Build the systems on the bedrock principles as taught by Christ and you will do well. You will be a true revolutionary, helping all those around you.

Here is an interesting note from “Detachaction” from the comment section of a zerohedge.com article suggesting option #4, going Galt:

They take us as fools and most of our fellow citizens are. For those tired of being deceived, coerced, manipulated, gamed, it’s the 11th hour. The system is far too large for any individual to throw a branch in its spokes on their own.

We must opt out, never vote again, acquire land, secure arms to defend you and yours from this accelerating tyranny, start 3d printing, use btc to erase economic dependence, set up decentralized autonomous communities of like minded individuals(make sure at least 150 miles from any national border).

They will come for us eventually. In this mindless world its worth the sacrifice. We have to lay the groundwork now if we want to pass on liberty and self determination to future generations.

Robert Slye is a catholic writer from Florida. He writes at manandwar.com and can be reached at rs@manandwar.com