Stop Clinging to False Hope and Face Reality
by Anthony Wile
The Daily Bell
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All week long
we have been witnessing a breakdown in global markets, or perhaps
better stated general public confidence. Gee, why would that
be, we wonder? Why is it that the general public is not so easily
convinced that all will be okay? Where is the usual confidence in
their elected and non-elected leaders who've been given license
to run the world, practically speaking?
Well, we don't
want to be the ones who say, "We told you so," but we
did. And besides our publishing efforts here at the Daily Bell we
have been trying our best to help spread the word as it relates
to the oncoming financial hurricane (Hurricane Reality) for more
than ten years now. Has it helped? Absolutely, for some. But as
Jim Rogers often says, "I keep on talking about the same issues
but no one seems to listen." We can relate to that sentiment.
the most part despite the ridicule, both public and private
I feel that there has been ample opportunity for people to
educate themselves and take personal responsibility rather than
wait for their elected or non-elected leaders to solve the very
problems they themselves have caused. For anyone to believe they
truly care and desire to do anything other than tighten the grip
of their rule is foolhardy at best.
complicit to some degree, but perhaps it is the people themselves,
those being ruled, who are most to blame for the circumstances in
which we all now find ourselves to varying degrees. Surely the American
majority's willingness to shun the US Constitution and the Bill
of Rights has enabled the "power seekers" to regulate
and dominate virtually every aspect of an individual's life. For
without the consent of the larger body, the rulers would have no
power with which to abuse.
But as it is
today, the greater mass of voters is still busy watching "Dancing
with the Stars" and "American Idol." The vast majority
of youth care not of real issues; rather they are focused on increasing
the number of new "friends" who sign on to their Facebook
accounts, or are busy discussing what Lady Gaga ate for dinner or
some similar nonsense. It is a shame that people have fallen out
of touch with the act of thinking and being responsible for their
the decline of thought, we also have the decline of respect and
moral dignity. This is not uncommon as societies near the end of
their "run" as empires. It appears the American experiment
is surely nearing that point in history. In fact, a quick look around
America today leaves one rather uninspired when it comes to the
"mental tone" underlying people's actions.
state derives increased power by maintaining a dumbed-down population
(mindless subservient slaves) who are not supposed to be capable
of critical thinking. For if individuals are taught how to think,
which enables them to question, where does the line stop? To encourage
questioning would be self-defeating for international money power,
which dominates the world today. So public schools are factories
of misinformation designed to create obedient little "repeaters"
who blindly run around echoing whatever is the latest sound bite
with which they have been mentally injected by the "official
sources" who provide the stimulation. And sadly, it works.
back to the last US presidential election and those hundreds of
thousands of people gathered in "worship" of their newly
found prophet Barack Obama. Gustave Le Bon would not have
been surprised. Here is a rather famous quote from the 19th Century
author who had personally witnessed the "crowd mentality,"
as the French Revolution unfolded:
are somewhat like the sphinx of ancient fable: It is necessary to
arrive at a solution of the problems offered by their psychology
or to resign ourselves to being devoured by them."
wise observation from Le Bon:
unreal has about as much influence on them (crowds) as the real."
And here is
exactly what we find when facing the reality of the situation as
it presently stands the crowd is a dumbed-down majority who
are entirely dislocated from reality. The majority has long ago
given up on accepting personal responsibility for taking care of
their own lives, let alone those of their immediate family members.
And the more the majority turns to the State for solutions, the
more they commit themselves to a life that was never free and truly
never really lived at all.
have replaced any sense of traditional spirituality and family values
with an international state religion called "democracy."
And it is centralized democracy or "regulatory democracy"
as it should correctly be labeled, which is a failed concept
that further empowers the power elite, for it lives and breathes,
in fact thrives, on the naivete of the masses. It is the dominant
social theme of today's version of democracy that is perhaps the
most widely accepted and destructive meme of all.
As H. L. Mencken
once said, "Democracy is only a dream: it should be put in
the same category as Arcadia, Santa Claus, and Heaven."
Here is another
quote, this one from Joseph Sobran, that seems quite apropo: "Democracy
has proved only that the best way to gain power over people is to
assure the people that they are ruling themselves. Once they believe
that, they make wonderfully submissive slaves."
To think that
a political philosophy (religion?) has become so adopted by the
masses that they are willing to endorse the murder of millions of
people around the world who stand in the way of international money
power's desire to implement it in their countries is nothing short
of awful. And it is ironic that the leading enforcer on the front
line of this "spread" is the one country whose Founding
Fathers stood tall against centralized rule and warned of the disastrous
effects for societies that neglect the natural rights of the individual.
As the world
turns, America's military-industrial complex is busily enforcing
the globalist agenda by jamming democracy down the throats of anyone
who stands in their way with the barrel of a gun if necessary
despite the fact that the country is financially bust.
And of course,
the United Nations, an elitist institution of the highest order,
provides cover for the world's "bad boy enforcer" by passing
resolution after resolution that create the necessary "impression"
for the Western "voters" so as to garner their emotional
support as the targeted nations' leaders are readied for dismissal.
We see it everywhere Tavistock Institute, the Council on
Foreign Relations, and all the mainstream media outlets they
unanimously join together in chorus to sing the tunes that collectivize
the blind support of the masses.
Murder is murder.
It doesn't matter whether the person is white, back, yellow or red.
We are all human beings with individual needs, hopes and desires.
Any philosophy or belief system that enables people to commit atrocities
based on the "ends justifies the means" principle is one
that ultimately empowers a totalitarian regime in which all forms
of freedom are repressed. And that is what the current Anglosphere
"rulers" are working diligently to achieve.
issue in focus as I began this editorial is where I will now return
the financial turmoil that has the world in a state of shock.
Why is this happening? What is happening? Why now? What can the
there is a race going on, one that most people do not see and never
will even know existed. They, the "mass of voters," will
for the most part remain caught up in the illusion the one
that absolves them of personal responsibility and grants the State
power over their lives, the belief that "others" really
care. They will continue to turn for salvation to the very hands
that have them enslaved. They are the fools who support centralized
government power and regulatory democracy and believe in
their state-granted "rights."
But there is
a growing legion of people who are becoming enlightened as to the
way the "great game" is being played. They are waking
up one by one to see that there is an international money elite
who have been striving for global governance. And as they shake
off their slumber they begin to see the very sophisticated edifices
that have been constructed to create and maintain a grip over the
minds of the masses so as to advance their efforts. It is the power
of understanding made possible by an as yet unregulated medium
of mass communication, the Internet that is threatening the
so, with the Internet Reformation working its societal shifting
magic, the power elite are racing to bring together the remaining
nations of the world under their "religion." Time is critical
for them as the knowledge revolution one we believe caught
them by surprise is working faster than most anticipated.
Thus the never ending wars and threats of new ones that all seem
to target nations that as of yet do not have in place Western puppets
to go along with a global unification process.
it isn't sold this way to the general public at least not
via mainstream media sources, naturally. But take even a brief trip
around the Internet and you will quickly find sites like ours where
the blatant reality of the situation, at least as we see it, exists
in black and white. And as more and more people are faced with this
"reality" they are employing human action to try and get
out of harm's way, at least financially if not physically, too.
it for a minute. When the Gutenberg Press was invented back in the
mid-15th-Century, it took a couple hundred years before its societal
shifting impact had really taken root. Today, unlike the printed
book or pamphlet, bits and bytes travel in seconds throughout the
world. And it is those tiny packets of unregulated information that
are so devastating to the plans of international money power and
which are moving this reformation along at lightning speed.
All of a sudden
people are understanding the rot at the base of their monetary systems.
They can see the game is rigged, and not on behalf of those who
believe in democracy but those who are selling the dream. People
can see that the newspapers and mainstream media broadcasts are
pure propaganda that utilizes the Hegelian dialectic to create an
illusion of democratic debate when in fact all it is doing
is constraining the discussion in order to arrive at pre-determined
conclusions. People can now see the outright lies that spew forth
from the mouths of the puppet leaders who pretend to run the State.
the Internet Reformation is destroying public confidence in the
structural edifices that have been established by the elite. It
is not just financial, but the whole apparatus that is losing "voters."
This is what
is causing Hurricane Reality to build up even more momentum and
destructive power as it spins above the Western world. That great
invisible hand of nature holds the reins of its power to regulate
change in the cruelest of ways when truth is stranger than fiction.
see no way for confidence to be lifted or maintained in the current
international system of regulatory democracy and global economic
enslavement via central banking and fiat money. Nor do we think
it should be. It is a poisonous global Ponzi scheme. Why would anyone
want to save that other than those most benefited by it?
this great battle runs its course, there will undoubtedly be even
greater turmoil around the world both financially and militarily.
Free-thinking individuals must decide for themselves how best to
confront the decline of false hope and the rising barometer of reality.
In the words of the late Harry Browne, people need to learn how
to "Live Free in an Unfree World."
day in the not too distant future a new age will dawn one
in which, after experiencing much pain, we can grow forward a society
that flourishes on the celebration of the individual rather than
the State. Until then the masses of the world are sadly getting
exactly what they deserve. Will their leaders someday face reality,
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Wile is an author, columnist, media commentator and entrepreneur
focused on developing projects that promote the general advancement
of free-market thinking concepts. He is the chief editor of the
popular free-market oriented news site, TheDailyBell.com.
Mr. Wile is the Executive Director of The Foundation for the Advancement
of Free-Market Thinking – a non-profit Liechtenstein-based foundation.
His most popular book, High
Alert, is now in its third edition and available in several
languages. Other notable books written by Mr. Wile include The
Liberation of Flockhead (2002) and The Value of Gold (2002).
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