“Be glad then, O heavens, and you who are in them. But there is trouble for the earth and the sea: because the Evil One has come down to you, being very angry, having the knowledge that he has but a short time.” ~ Book of Revelations 12:12, Bible in Basic English
TALKING POINT: The US Dollar is dying.
This writer obviously can not literally foretell the future, and the Bible quote above is merely there to provide some apt color, but there are strong indications the U.S. Dollar may indeed be dying. Deficit spending has been rightly described as “runaway” for decades. In recent years, though, the previously merely ridiculous has been undergoing a progressively steeper and steeper climb. As has historically been the case in similar instances, the Power Elite are falling back on use of the printing press to make more money of ever diminishing value. As a result, gold prices are now at record levels. The trend is simply not sustainable yet there is inadequate political will to accomplish reforms which might reverse it. Economic disaster is very likely.
When a dangerous animal is cornered is when it is most dangerous. The US government has been cornered by economic reality, and they know it. As Lew Rockwell noted in his recent piece “Use the Dollar or Else“, the US government is aware that the US dollar is dying. “A nation that is confident about its money’s future would not fear currency competition. A nation with a dying money uses every possible means to crush the competition. That is precisely what is happening in the case of the so-called Liberty Dollar.”
Anarchists, as people seeking to displace government with civil society, should not only continue pointing out that the US dollar is likely dying but also specifically start developing rhetoric specifically addressed to public employees and the dilemna the demise of the dollar (and related economic issues) will increasingly pose to them.
TALKING POINT: “You probably won’t listen right now, but eventually you will have little alternative but to go freelance.”
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