by Jeff Berwick
February 15, 2013
The war I'm talking about is the war between individuals and the state.
You see, governments have already lost. They just don't know it yet.
There has been a war going on between
collectivizing, coercive government and the allied forces of individualism,
freedom and markets for quite some time. Exactly how long is hard to say
because for most of history it seems that the governed more or less accepted
that they need to be governed and accepted the brutality of politicians,
whether those politicians were tribal chiefs, pharaohs, princes or
Standards of living began to rise for the masses, and people started to realize that being free was much, much better than being property of the king.
Later, at the end of the 20th
Century, they would also realize that being free was also better than being
property of the collective. Not only was it better for individual happiness
when one was not owned, but it was also better for material progress when a
bunch of free individuals were left alone to use their talent and resources
to satisfy their desire to create and to make a profit.
But I can suggest a definite period for the end
of the war.
The End of the War - 1913-1994
That was when what would become the biggest, most powerful, most murderous, most indebted government the world has ever seen (and likely will ever see, if we're lucky) sowed the seeds of its own guaranteed collapse.
That was the year the latest incarnation of a US central bank was created to do what central banks do:
The end of the end, so to speak, was in 1994.
That was the year the Internet gained widespread public knowledge and use.
Governments have always thrived by,
In other words:
The governed vastly outnumber the governors, so force was never enough to keep control.
Sure you could make an example out of a couple of the slaves by using violence on them. But to efficiently control a bunch of humans and use them as tax cows, you have to convince them that they are better off being tax cows.
After the Internet, it became impossible for the
governed not to find out the truth of their condition.
But their actions are more like death throes.
Like a big, mortally wounded beast, the state is lashing out with the
strength and ferocity that comes from panic. It senses death approaching.
And that may make it temporarily more dangerous.
The order will expand the power of the Department of Homeland Security to "share" information with private industry. In other words, it will be easier for the government to gather information about you from the electronic media you use.
And of course, there is the much-talked about "Internet
kill switch" that Obama and his fellow heads of state are dying
to make a reality.
Imagine if we had no email, no Facebook, no Craigslist, and that our smartphones just became plain cell phones again... I make no exaggeration when I say that there would be far more people revolting over the loss of these things than over the loss of their right to own firearms.
Plus much of the world commerce is done through
the Internet now. The economic loss at this point would be staggering. You
wonder if governments are really and truly that willing to cripple the
economies they parasitize in order to maintain their last bits of control.
In fact, you can even break out the champagne! Your main concern is surviving the turbulent transitions ahead. The main issue is getting through the collapse of this statist monetary and financial system.
By the time all is said and done,
If we're really fortunate, there will be no government intrusion at all... because humanity will fully wake up and realize what governments really are:
So keep your head down and stay sharp for now.
But rejoice. Before you know it, it will be safe to celebrate out in the open.