One if by land...
Johnny Silver Bear

(Editors Note: One of the perks of editing "the Bear" allows me to post my own rants. I originally published One if by Land in November, 2004.)

One if by landAs the editor of the Silver Bear Cafe, I try to focus on the ramifications of world events. I try to understand how what's going on now will affect your pocketbook next week, next month, next year. It is my sole intent to help you consider the possibilities which will, in turn, help you prepare for your financial future.

I have received quite a few emails in response to my recent article, "Light a Candle". In that article I suggested that, as a result of a pandemic national apathy, "the Game" was overwhelmingly in the control of "the Dark Side". I posed a question near the end;

"What purpose would a revolution serve. Who among us has a solution?"

That line was meant to challenge the sensibilities of the readers and perhaps invoke some attention to the situation and bring some of the problems to light. Problems are like vampires. They don't like the light.

A good portion of the emails I received conveyed a frustration borne from my appraisal of the current state of the world, and my seeming lack of a solution.

I try and stay focused on financial and economic issues. As a rule I try not to delve into political issues because:

  1. I believe that by dividing the voters through the current two party system, "the Dark Side" has successfully herded the great majority of American voters to a place where they expend their energies in fighting over questions of no importance. The candidates are both "Demopublicans", intent on furthering the agenda of their "puppet masters".
  2. Unless a great number of Americans wake up to the realities of the situation and assume the responsibility of "spreading the word", no significant political changes will occur.

There may be a solution to the potentially devastating onslaught of the evil forces of "the Dark Side", but it will involve an uncharacteristic response from "We the People", the vast majority of which will vote for a Demopublican. Everyone who emailed me seemed to understand the folly of voting for a Demopublican. So what else is new?

I, of course, believe that a solution exists, but it will require the here-to-fore missing superhuman effort of all you "enlightened" folks out there who agree with my prognosis, but have yet to do anything about it. It will require a unified application of energies, the likes of which have not been mustered since the revolution.

To quote a paragraph from a recent Bill Bonner editorial;

"In the investment markets, a man gets what he deserves. But in politics, he gets what his idiot neighbor deserves. And one thing you can count on is that the guy next door will vote for a man who at least appears to be as dull and stupid as he is. The reason for that is very simple. The mediocre, lumpenvoter believes his opinions are better than those of anyone else. He looks for his own stupid face reflected in the views of his political leaders. Someone who has actually thought deeply about issues is not only alien to him, but offensive. The complexities and ironies of the situation bewilder and annoy him. So, he turns for comfort and assurance to the simple-minded candidate with the simple-minded opinions."

Editors note: For more of Mr. Bonner's insights please visit the Daily

Unfortunately, there is nothing simple-minded about the current state of affairs. We have been intentionally led to believe that our vote constitutes the preservation of our freedoms, and that democracy is the foundation of our freedom and should be the foundation of freedom throughout the world.

"Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else." - Frederick Bastiat

The concept of democracy is comforting to most of us. It seems to instill a feeling of security and freedom. Consequently, if the majority ruled, we would all be forced to live like the majority. Simple-mindedly. The majority believes in "something for nothing". There is no such thing.

Fortunately, the Founders did not think like the majority. If the majority had ruled, we would have never had a revolution. The Founders were part of the minority and did not establish our government as a democracy. In fact, the only references to democracy in the founding documents of our nation were purveyed in a very negative light.

Liberty is the concept on which our county was founded. Liberty is the only thing that insures our freedom. The Constitution and its first ten Amendments, (the Bill of Rights), provided for our liberties and therefore our freedom. Attempts by "the Dark Side" to subjugate the Constitution, (i.e..., the Federal Reserve Act, the Patriot Acts I and II, and any other legislation that tends to abort Constitutional mandates), have been veiled attempts to strip our liberties and therefore our freedom. Consider that in the past, we had Liberty coins, not Democracy coins. We have the Statue of Liberty, not the Statue of Democracy. We pledge allegiance to the flag, and to the Republic for which it stands, not the democracy for which it stands. Patrick Henry said: "Give me Liberty or give me death!", not "Give me democracy or give me death".

The ideology of Liberty suggests and implies that people should choose to be benevolent and productive, as part of God's moral code. That society will create for itself non-governmental organizations to deal with social needs, that government is established by society to sustain and defend the unalienable (God given) rights of the individual, and limited only to this function. Political power was to remain within the individual and his society.

So you may ask, if we live in a Republic founded upon the principles of Liberty and limited government, why do so many of our politicians and teachers keep trying to shove this concept of democracy down our throats, as if freedom naturally followed? That is a very good question! Perhaps puppet politicians and their masters don't like the limits on the powers that have been granted them by our state and federal constitutions. Maybe it's because majority rule sounds legitimate and moral on its face. The majority of "We the People" have apparently gone for their hooey. If we don't watch out, we may end up where we are heading. Only the knowledge of our heritage will enable us to anticipate such schemes and act accordingly to right the direction of our Republic. If we are to successfully alter the course of America, we must familiarize ourselves with our Constitutional tenets, and share them with everyone we meet. We must "Defend to the Death" the Constitution of the United States of America. Otherwise, we will be forced to take whatever "the Dark Side" decides to dole out.

Making money use to be the highest and most meaningful contribution a free man in a free market could make to the economic vibrancy of our society. The Constitution originally contained the words: "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Property". Through the application of each individual's energies, in the "Pursuit of Property", the standard of life in our country was progressively raised for everyone.

Unfortunately, through an insidious misinformation campaign, we have been duped by those whose wealth and position have allowed them to be tempted by, and then to succumb to, the lure of avarice and greed. They have decided that anything less than everything is not enough. "The Dark Side" has thwarted the essence of capitalism by engineering the demise of the Gold Standard. Through their incipient use of "political puppets" they have, over the course of the last two hundred years, finally succeeded in channeling the wealth, which comes as a result of human toil, into their coffers. The producers and savers of our county, it's life blood, are being methodically fleeced. Soon, the last meaningful productive job in America will be exported to China. On that day American society will become a zoo, and we, as citizens, will be reduced to the station of animals in a cage, totally dependent on the zoo-keepers for our food and shelter.

Central banking is the vehicle through which the most heinous rip off ever conceived in the history of the world has been perpetrated. The U.S. Federal Reserve is the most successful of all central banks in history. Since 1971 it's unfettered issuance of money has continued to debase our currency and as a result adulterated our living standard at an ever increasing rate.

"The Dark Side" has successfully placed their agents in positions as politicians ranging from school board members to U. S. presidents, newspaper publishers, columnists, church ministers, university presidents, professors, textbook writers, labor union leaders, filmmakers, radio and television commentators and many others.

These agents control the information available to our people. They manipulate public opinion, elect whomever they want locally and nationally, and never expose the crooked money system. They promote school bonds, expensive and detrimental farm programs, "urban renewal," foreign aid, and many other schemes which place the people more deeply in debt to the bankers. Thoughtful citizens wonder why billions are spent on one program and billions on another which may duplicate it or even nullify it, such as paying some farmers not to raise crops, while at the same time building dams or canals to irrigate more farm land. Crazy or stupid?

Neither. The goal is more debt. Thousands of government-sponsored methods of wasting money go on continually. Most make no sense, but they are never exposed for what they really are: siphons sucking our Nation's economic lifeblood.

Is it still possible that as Americans we will find our virtue, reinvent our Republic, and restart our essential activity of "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Property"? Yes, but first the issuance of money must be returned to "We the People" and taken out of the hands of "the Dark Side". We must open the Mint to gold, as ordained by the Constitution. Only then will we be able to insure the preservation of our Liberties and our Freedom. It is, IMO, the only solution.

Very soon, as early as next year, a lot of people here will be glad they held gold and silver.

Get some control over some fresh water immediately.

ostritchIts not what you don't know that will screw you up, it's what you are absolutely sure of that is absolutely wrong. The spin you hear from the mainstream media is intended to mislead you. Open your eyes and face the future. If you leave your head in the sand and ignore it, you are only leaving your butt exposed for the world to kick. This all may sound like gloom and doom, but when you get a handle on what is going to happen, you will have a future filled with opportunity. Fortune favors the Informed.

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Kenneth Parsons, aka Johnny Silver Bear, is an IT professional in Garland, Texas and the President of Silver Bear Communications, Inc. Mr. Parsons has been involved in the advertising and promotion industry for over twenty-five years. He is the editor of the Silver Bear Cafe and, as such, is responsible for shaping the content of "The Bear". Mr. Parsons has served as CEO for Fiberscape Communications, Inc., a web site development / hosting and streaming multi-media company in Richardson, Texas since 1997. He is a Jeffersonian and a passionate supporter of the U.S. Constitution. He is also an outspoken advocate of gold money and equal tax rates. You can contact Mr. Parsons with questions or comments via email at [email protected]

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