There is a bumper sticker that I was indelibly impressed with when I was 13 years old. It said “Just because I’m paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after me.” I share that with you today because people seem to have a heightened sensitivity to the word “conspiracy.” Any time they hear something that sounds like it is a conspiracy, they dismiss it. Well folks, “Just because it’s a conspiracy, doesn’t mean it isn’t real.” You may not like the word or meaning of the word conspiracy, but it doesn’t mean that it isn’t upon us. Frankly, it hasn’t left us since Cain killed Abel. (Even earlier than that if you want to delve deeper.)
What does all of this have to do with financial preparedness? I’ve discovered personally that if you understand how money REALLY works, then you may very well be sickened by the state we find ourselves in. However, in understanding it, you may also survive the ill effects of such a conspiracy. That’s kind of like having to perform an emergency tracheotomy with a straw, a knife, and some tape. It’s not easy on the stomach, but it will indeed save a life.
This monetary information is critical for us to know now in order to be better prepared and it’s critical information to know for later—in the midst of the aftermath—so that we do not repeat these mistakes when our country needs to be rebuilt after a financial collapse of any kind.
Money is representation for value of goods or services exchanged
Before I delve into the real life players of this conspiracy, I really need to make sure that we’re all on the same page as to what money really is. Money was intended to be one thing, and one thing only—a universal representation of the value of the goods or services that have been exchanged.
Goods and services are produced. They are created based upon materials that are available or assembled, or they are based upon expertise and skills provided to another person. The value only exists when they have value to another person. For example, I wouldn’t give much more than a bowl of Cheerios to listen to some pious Harvard professor spout the merits of the environment. And yet someone, somewhere is willing to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars just to have access to his expertise. This same philosophy is manifest in every single thrift store in America. The store is full of goods that no longer hold any value to the person who donated it. However, the thrift store is able to put a price tag on each item based upon the value that another person may see in that item. Now suppose we didn’t have money as a universally recognized symbol of that value. This would mean that someone would walk into a thrift store and offer to pay for that item based on the goods or services that they possessed. What if the only service that person possesses is the knowledge and experience of a running back for the Dallas Cowboys. Famous or not, it’s not likely that anyone in the store would be interested in exchanging a vase, a desk, some shoes, etc just so that this guy could run with a ball, right? It would be just as difficult if someone walked into the thrift store armed only with tofu which they wanted to use in exchange for their product, or homegrown Chia pets. So, instead of hoping that the store or service company we go to is in the market for our tofu or Chia pet, the currency system was created. Currency was presented into our nation ONLY to provide a universally recognized symbol of the value of the goods or services that were exchanged.
So here’s the rub. Money has no value in and of itself. Just like the having the registration to a vehicle is worth nothing in and of itself. The value is in the vehicle. So, if money has no value, then how does anyone with a logical mind accept that money compounds its own value simply by sitting there?! This insanity is perpetuated for no other reason than by those who are willing to move this deceptive agenda forward as well. In other words, everybody knows that something inanimate does not compound in value or go up in value simply by sitting there. And yet we all fall for the deception when it comes to money.
A lie told often enough becomes truth" -Vladimir Lenin
Originally there was some rationale to this deception. In order to avoid an all out falsehood, the original plan was that currency was only to be issued in direct correlation to the amount of precious metals of gold and silver that the U.S. Government had to back it with. At least the value of gold and silver could go up in value based on supply and demand. If the amount of currency that was issued never exceeded the amount of gold or silver in reserve, then the system would be sound. However, such has not been the case since the “Federal Reserve System” came into play. There have NEVER been any reserves to back up the currency that is now in circulation and there never will.
I won’t be able to address this issue fully in one part. So I’ll wrap this portion up with one critical point. Wealth is not based on money. Money is not wealth. Money is inherently barren. It cannot breed more money. Only produced goods and services are wealth. The wealth of which is based on goods and services that are necessary for the sustenance and comfort of life. So, in the name of preparedness, I implore you to use this worthless currency while you can, to obtain as much real goods and services as you need to survive for at least a year. Then you will be truly wealthy, not deceived.
Tomorrow we’ll discuss the Federal Reserve System. The deception begins simply with the name. They are not federal. There is nothing in reserve. And it is certainly not a universal system.
- Financial Preparedness Part I -- Conspiracy Abounds
- Financial Preparedness Part II -- The Conspiracy Players
- Financial Preparedness Part III -- The Ultimate Deception
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