Interview With Chris Martenson
by Simon Black: Jim
Rogers Is Right
Greetings from paradise. We have a lot to cover today, so I want
to get right down to it.
First, long-time readers know that I dont really do public
speaking gigs or interviews. We get a lot of requests for these
but usually turn them down with few exceptions. Chris Martenson
is one of those exceptions.
If you dont know about Chris, you should hes
one of the sharpest financial minds out there, and we look at the
markets with a similar perspective. Chris speaks routinely with
folks like Jim Rogers and Marc Faber, and as we share a similar
worldview, I happily sat down with him recently for an interview.
We discussed how the best opportunities now are outside the western
world greater reward, greater freedom, greater adventure.
If you have 30-minutes, you can listen to the interview on Chriss
Next, Monte writes, Simon, I worked for Bolivian president
Evo Morales and had first-hand experience with the issues you discussed.
Bolivia is taking a dangerous rode to both socialism and hate; our
leaders want to improve things by telling us that we have to chase
bad guys, i.e. anyone with a dissenting opinion.
Its the old us vs. them approach: define a clear
enemy (them) and people will gravitate towards the side of right
(us). This is a core principle of psychological warfare; human nature
wants to divide the world into two sides and then be on the right
one, often without fully understanding the issues.
Politicians know that this is an effective tool to rally support
for a cause, and history provides many examples. Hitler painted
first the Communists, and then the Jews, as enemies of the state
in order to build support for his dictatorial control.
The US government applied the same tactic 10-years ago, defining
evil terrorists as the enemy in order to build support
for the erosion of civil liberties in the United States.
Anger and hate may be effective tools to rally popular support,
but such polarization rarely leads to solutions
how governments are now defining evil oil speculators
as the enemy. Its easy to side with the politicians on this
one after all, everyone hates paying more for fuel.
But will breeding such negativity bring down gas prices? No chance.
In the same way, democrats and republicans painting each other as
the enemy does nothing to bring down the US debt.
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May 2, 2011
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