Previously by Jeff Berwick: Dear Slavey — Feedback Edition
Boy, I have a lot to say today. Ten or twenty years ago there’d be just one or two stupid things to comment upon every month or two… like the war on drugs or whatnot. Today? I see 10 or 15 things per day that almost make my blood boil. It’s a good thing I live in a relatively free place on the beach surrounded by beautiful, smiling, dancing women and good food and good times or I’d get stressed out.
If you don’t have a snifter of scotch at the ready or a nice glass of wine… or whatever drink you prefer, I advise you to grab one now. You’re going to need it by the time I am done.
PRIVATE VERSUS PUBLIC
Why are people so scared of the thought that something we want/need is privately owned and not collectively organized?
Speaking to your average American, they would nod approvingly as you state that the Soviet Union and anything centrally planned doesn’t work. We’ve got enough evidence now. If I lived a hundred years ago I could have seen myself backing socialism and communism. From each according to his ability, to each according to his need. How beautiful! Those of us who can produce more can give more to those who cannot. Not a person will starve. Not a person will suffer. It is a truly beautiful idea. And, as it turns out, that is why it is so dangerous.
Stéphane Courtois has estimated that 100 million people have been killed at the hand of the communist sickle. And Vladimir Lenin stated “The goal of socialism is communism”. So on what grounds does someone like Barry Obombya have to stand on when he states that we need to spread the wealth?
How can he even utter that in public?
Especially at a time when, unbelievably, other people, who don’t even say anything, but have boyfriends who have certain beliefs, get kicked out of the Olympics? Like Nadja Drygalla who was kicked out of the Olympics just for having a boyfriend with certain political beliefs! She didn’t, we emphasize… her lover did! And yet Barack Obombya is worshipped for having beliefs that killed more than a hundred million people!
Why are people so devoted to the idea that the Soviet Union, or Communist China, and their centrally planned and enforced systems are wrong but that we need “certain” things, like the money system, or policing, or courts, or roads, or schools to be centralized?
This thought crossed my mind today as we drove down the sidewalk in southern Mexico on my scooter. I was pretty drunk and a public policeman give us the stink eye. I gave him it back double. My expression said “you are worse than a petty thief because at least a petty thief is honest about their intentions!”
Within seconds, we passed by the AcaCondos building, and the private security guards who work there all high-fived me and patted me on the back.
Ever heard of private security guard brutality? No, you probably haven’t. If a private security guard ever beat or killed someone who didn’t deserve it they would be immediately fired and be working at the neighborhood Gap or as a janitor. When the police are centralized and have no profit motive? They will tase, pepper spray, beat and murder you. If you haven’t figured that out, wake the f**k up. Seriously.
DON’T DO WHAT IS IN YOUR OWN BEST INTEREST!
I abhor the Olympics. It embodies everything that is wrong in the world today. The Olympics is the embodiment of the concept of one world government… and that is going in the wrong direction. We need more governments not less.
The athletic achievements? That’s great! But how is one man or woman who was born 20 miles away from another on the other side of an arbitrary line devised by murderers and thieves on a different team than the other?
But when I saw the headline that eight Olympic badminton players were kicked out of the Olympics for “trying to lose” it piqued my interest. Had some people gone against human nature and intentionally tried to lose?
Upon further review… something which seems beyond the capabilities of most people today had happened… I looked into it a little bit further.
According to the story, “The crowd booed as the badminton players dumped shots into the net, trying to improve their positioning for the next round. The umpire and tournament referee Torsten Berg issued warnings, imploring them to exert maximum effort.”
I thought… wow… I’ve never heard of people ever…. ever… trying to lose at anything. Maybe they are a new mutation of humans who don’t have their own self interest in mind.
“We applaud the federation for having taken swift and decisive action,” IOC spokesman Mark Adams told The Associated Press. “Such behavior is incompatible with the Olympic values.”
Wow, I said again. People going to the Olympics and trying to lose! Good job, Mark Adams, for kicking them out before this catches on and everyone tries to lose!
And then I decided to do what most don’t bother doing. I looked beyond the headlines and the quotes.
As it turns out, the system was set up so that those who lost in the earlier rounds would have the advantage in the later rounds. Only a fool would try to win their first games in that situation. The system was set-up, like socialism, where the weak win…. in the early stages. And the response from the horrific, despicable, Satanic Olympics? How dare they try to win by losing under our stupid set-up!
This is exactly how all of statist society is set-up. Force people to adhere to unnatural, non free-market incentives, and then when they do it, kidnap or kill them. That’s statism. That’s the drug war. Make it illegal to provide people with what they want and then drag them away in the middle of the night.
You know what is the best system for humans who are all completely self-interested to adhere to? Anarchy. The free market, unfettered. Or do you think central planning is the better option? Then, let’s start jailing millions of badminton players.
RUN! HIDE! AND, AS THE LAST RESORT, FIGHT!
You absolutely must see the video above. I thought it must have been from SNL when it was sent to me. But, no, it was paid for by your tax dollars if you live in the United State! The message? Occasionally… yes, from time to time… a disgrunteld American, probably who lost his job due to the regulations of the US Government and the destructive Federal Reserve may come by and shoot up your area of work.
So, as a service to you, to protect you from this state-caused event, we have stolen money from you and used it to produce propaganda wherein we advise you to, first, call the government if a state-caused shooting spree occurs… which will become commonplace now that things are in high gear. And, then to advise you to run away like scared slaves first and foremost. If that doesn’t work, hide like little girls.
And, if after all that, you have no other option as you wait for the government to come save you, fashion a fire extinguisher or a chair into a weapon! Never, ever, use a pistol to easily eradicate this government-caused agent. Ever.
This is the world Americans live in today.
UNTL NEXT WEEK
Until the next time we talk… remember to run away… citizens of the home of the brave. And, if that doesn’t work, hide! Exactly the same advice we’ve been giving here for quite some time. Run away (expatriate) and… if need be, hide. And, as the US Government advises… fight! But no one does that anymore… and probably shouldn’t anyway. Violence is rarely the answer. Find a way to live outside of this socialist/communist/fascist/statist system and be happy.
I wish you all the best! Live as free as is humanly possible, love your friends and if your family deserves it, them too.. and everyone else.
Peace. Love. And anarchy.
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Jeff Berwick [send him mail] is an anarcho-capitalist freedom fighter and Chief Editor of the libertarian, Austrian economics grounded newsletter, The Dollar Vigilante. The Dollar Vigilante focuses on strategies, investments and expatriation opportunities to survive & prosper during and after the US dollar collapse.