When I was 12 and earned 50¢ an hour pulling weeds out of farmer's fields I could buy two packs of cigarettes at 25¢ a pack (not to mention that a gallon of gas cost about the same as a pack of cigarettes whereas today cigarettes cost twice as much as gas ... so what the h is going on--you can't even trust the ratios any more??? ... Maybe my recall of 50¢ is wrong and it should be more like 25¢ but I don't think so, that's what girls made babysitting and I can remember thinking at least I make more than babysitters .... ???).
Anyway wth is going on???
Today working at double the minimum wage I can still only get about two packs of cigarettes for an hours worth of work--if I ignore the cost of taxes, which would have the net effect of making it be less than two packs.
Where is the growth in that?
Wait wait ... who said I'm entitled to stable money just because I was born??? PLUS I quit smoking almost 30 years ago and if I was working for minimum wage now (which I think my 50¢ per hour was below minimum wage back in the day 1955'ish which was around a buck an hour ...) I would be earning half of what I did when I was 12!?!?!?
So that my minimum wage today would buy me one pack of cigs not two and about two gallons of gas which is the same but not any growth for me ... who stole the growth????
But. Wait wait ... to repeat ... who said I'm entitled to stable money just because I was born???
Part of me obviously feels that I am so entitled so WTF is going on???? (Is it me and my "entitlement" feelings that is wrong or something else??? I of course think it's something else but that don't make it so. So, to repeat ...
WTF is going on???)
If you can't even trust the ratios any longer (e.g cigs and gas used to cost the same back in the day and more than once after I hit the ripe old age of 15 and could drive I had to choose between a pack of cigs or a gallon of gas ... as well as back then you could buy 150 gallons of gas for 1 ounze of gold and today you can buy double that with that same ounce so wait ... wait ... wait .... this is ... what is it ... I don't know ... would someone please explain to me wtf is going on??? Does this mean that had the American dollar been backed by gold all these years that it would be worth twice what it is worth? And since it isn't so worth, wtf stole the surplus??? )
That is, if you can't even trust the ratios any longer you have to have extra high math skills just to keep up with the Government BM's who are master skimmers (and dupers).
Oh ... now I get it, I know, the government BM's are the prob ... wait ... halt.
btdt ... been there done that ... let's do something different
The country isn't going to hell in a hand basket because it has already gotten there--THIS is what's going on!
If we don't do something sooner rather than later then we will be living in a Religious Dictatorship on or before the year of our lord, 2062 (see above Greetings Section), as the now famous (and world's smartest living) Philosopher Dr. Leonard Peikoff has predicted (see above Greetings Section, especially book links).
Now I am aware that 8 out of 10 Americans who read the foregoing sentence are probably thinking, 'fine with me' since I believe in god and I think the country is going to hell in a hand basket and to prevent it we have to get back to god, so ... so be it, if it takes a Religious Dictatorship to achieve that than it's for the best.
But I'm telling you, no it wouldn't be, for evidence all you need to do is look at the (religion driven) slave pens in the Middle East.
Is this what you want? A world where freedom has actually died?
It's gonna happen.
My only consolation is that I could be dead ... probably will be dead before 2062 (if I'm not I'll be extremely close to being the world's record holder for longevity at then age 117) so it won't affect me that much.
But it will my grandkids and I don't like that prospect for them.
But I've done all I can to help them (see my published works that they--just recently just learning how to read--can discover some day on their own and profit from it or not as the case will be up to them).
But if you are in your teen's, 20's or 30's it is going to affect you directly.
So what can you do about it?
There is one and only one thing we can do that I know about and that is, all the adult workers in the country over the age of 40 should ....
... [insert drum roll ... ]
I know that this 'going Galt' thingy is on the verge of becoming a cliché (who'd ah thot?) but it is the only thing we have--we have to starve the beast or he/she is going to eat us alive.
There is no other way.
Or rather if you know of one please start your own Newsletter or some such and put me on your mailing list so I can learn of a better alternative as I personally know of none.
Religious Dictatorship here we ... wait ...
Religious Dictatorship here you come.
It seems I can't write a Newsletter without some proselytizing but sbi ... I fear for the younger generation just like all older generations have always done but notice some older generations were right - see precursor time zones to the slave pens of history for when they were right.
Is this one of those times?