Ayn Rand Unleashed – A Critique

An Objectivist who goes by John Jr. believes a strict view of the teachings of Ayn Rand…remains necessary to fully understand Objectivist Ethics. Because of this…he took issue with my analysis of Objectivism. Here he is unleashed. I did some formatting for easier reading and SEO purposes. For the original format click here.

The Critique

Concerning your blog posts on Objectivist Ethics: Note: I’ve also written articles on other blogs using the first name Robert.

Hi, Robert, I’ll get right to the point: First, while you seem to have a decent grasp of economics and politics (government) from an Objectivist perspective, you also appear to have some very odd notions about the more fundamental, foundational and logically prior aspects of Objectivism. I’ll begin with two quotes:

“In any hour or issue of his life, Man is free to think or to evade that effort.” [Ayn Rand. “The Virtue of Selfishness,” 20.]

and…

“The alternative to reason is some form of mysticism or skepticism.” [Leonard Peikoff. “The Ominous Parallels,” 305.]

Ayn Rand Influenced Leonard Peikoff
                                                            Ayn Rand Influenced Leonard Peikoff

Objectivism’s Chain of Reasoning

I gather from your blog that you may not be aware that Objectivism’s politics and economics are not primaries, but consequences of a long chain of reasoning, reason being the “objective” focus of Rand’s philosophy, which philosophy is an integrated whole…a “ladder” of reasoning on which each higher rung is dependent, objectively, upon the truth-value of all of the rungs below it. If one rung is flawed, broken or missing, all the rungs above it are almost certainly flawed also (the one rare exception being that, even a conclusion based upon flawed premises and faulty reasoning can…purely accidentally…turn out to be true) and one’s progress is necessarily stopped at that point on the ladder until the error has been corrected.

As a comprehensive, integrated, hierarchical philosophical system, Objectivism does not permit one (logically) to mentally leap over or ignore a rung that one disagrees with without being able to rationally refute it (and “show one’s work,” i.e., one’s evidence and reasoning), not, at least, with intellectual impunity. One either accepts every link in a valid chain of reasoning or one is logically obligated to demonstrate…rationally…that an error in reasoning (facts and/or logic) has occurred at that point, which, when proven, would invalidate all of the reasoning in the chain beyond (or above, in the case of the ladder analogy) that point. That is how a fully rational, OBJECTIVE epistemology must proceed. One may not arbitrarily skip a rung on the ladder of reason…no matter how many years one has “meditated” upon it (meditation being the emptying of the mind of concepts and, therefore, of reason).

Primacy of Reason

You see, Robert, Ayn Rand did NOT begin with political and economic liberty (i.e., capitalism) and then proceed to create a philosophy which supported that notion. Rather, she began with the primacy of existence, and with reason as Man’s only means of gaining reliable and accurate knowledge about the world. Rand began with the axioms “existence exists” (the primacy of existence) plus, “I am aware of it” (the axiom of consciousness), and with reason (and its tool, logic) as man’s only means of knowledge. Said Rand herself:

“I am not primarily an advocate of capitalism, but of egoism, and I am not primarily an advocate of egoism, but of reason. If one recognizes the supremacy of reason and applies it consistently, all the rest follows.” [“the Objectivist,” September, 1971; 1.]

With that background, I can now address the few issues I have with your article. I will take them one at a time for clarity. First up: The end of your 3rd paragraph in part one (Selfishness Unleashed – restated in Objectivist Ethics – Reality or Illusion ), wherein you speak about, “irrationally selfish behavior.” Without going into too many details of my argument against that notion though (for, depending upon your response, it may not be necessary) I will simply state my conclusion and await your reply.

Critique of Irrational Selfishness

It is my contention that there is no such thing as “irrational selfishness” and that your use of that phrase may bely a fundamental misunderstanding on your part of what Rand meant by rational self-interest or rational selfishness.

For Ayn Rand, what is truly in one’s self-interest (i.e., what is really selfish) is always rational, and…more importantly…never irrational. Genuinely selfish behavior is that behavior which is really, OBJECTIVELY, good for an individual. That is, that which enhances his or her rational goals and genuinely contributes to earned/deserved self-esteem and happiness.

Defining and discovering what those sorts of things are is the province of a rational, objective, morality and ethics, not the irrational whims or wishes of a given individual. Ayn Rand gives her readers the “dictionary definition” of selfishness as: “concern with one’s own interests.” says Rand:

“This concept [(“concern with one’s own interests”)] does not include a moral evaluation; it does not tell us whether concern with one’s own interests is good or evil, nor does it tell us what constitutes Man’s actual interests. It is the task of ethics to answer that question.” [“The Virtue of Selfishness,” vii.]

Objectivist Ethics

It is important to note here that Ayn Rand’s ethics are OBJECTIVE, i.e., they are derived logically from the correct application of reason to experience exclusively, and are not gleaned by any other method…including “intuition.” (This will come up later, if and when we get to it.) In other words, for Rand and Objectivists, an action is truly “selfish” only if it is genuinely, OBJECTIVELY good for the actor, i.e., only if it is rational. The notion of an “irrationally selfish” act is a contradiction to which Rand always and strenuously objected… rationally so. An action that is not genuinely, OBJECTIVELY good for an individual is not rational and cannot, therefore, be “selfish,” in any sense that Rand and Objectivists define and use that term.

That will do it for now, Robert. I look forward to your reply. Regards, “John Jr.”

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RA Meyer Responds

First, I must state that although Objectivism is my favorite philosophical system, I’m not a pure Objectivist. I disagree with her some of her assertions about art, music and literature. I endorse Mises’ theory of subjective value.

I understand the part about integrating concepts and concept building. Before I discovered Objectivism, I was highly influenced by Mises’ system of Praxeology. In economics, I reason from a priori concepts. Of course, I also believe in Rand’s demonstration of axiomatic concepts.

My system integrates Objectivism and Praxeology (Human Action) which invited some criticism from hardcore Objectivists and Praxeologists. I realize that Ayn Rand had some problems with Ludwig von Mises view of epistemology . However, I have to agree with “reason being the “objective” of Rand’s philosophy.

Although Rand supports capitalism from an objective point of view, I believe the efficacy of capitalism is proved with praxeological principals…especially the category of causality.

Wisdom of Ludwig von Mises
                                                                Wisdom of Ludwig von Mises

Benefits and Traps of Meditation

I disagree with the 2nd part of the following statement. “One may not arbitrarily skip a rung on the ladder of reason — no matter how many years one has “meditated” upon it (meditation being the emptying of the mind of concepts and, therefore, of reason).”

Unless you’re a hopeless mystic…meditation means emptying the mind of illusions, not purging it of reason and awareness. Of course, some men and women exist in airy-fairy land…which doesn’t help them increase awareness…and reason more effectively.

You probably realize…some mystics use meditation for anti-life purposes, such as practicing social altruism. A social system run on the illusions of altruists…quickly descends into the abyss of government interventionism and eventually socialism.

I can also state that meditation enhances my sensitivity to music, art and nature…and other pleasures.

Rational and Irrational Selfishness

I felt I had to distinguish between acting in what is truly in one’s self-interest and what isn’t. So, I created the opposite term irrational selfishness. Now here’s where I parted with Mises. He claimed all purposeful behavior is rational, even when it clearly doesn’t accomplish the desired end. He even defined self-defeating behavior as rational. Since, I am well versed in psychology, studied Freud, Jung and Maslow, I sometimes think from means and ends in personal relationships. Still, I agree with Rand’s definition of rational selfishness. I can see where there might be a problem using the term selfishness with irrational. You might consider that distinguishing between rational selfishness and irrational selfishness could clarify things for many readers.

John Jr. I appreciate your thoughtful comments. If you have any more insights we look forward to hearing from you. You are a true Objectivist…and we are happy to see you unleash the philosophy of Ayn Rand.

RA Meyer – Master the Social Maze

Objectivist Ethics – Reality or Illusion

Ayn Rand opened up her thought provoking book The Virtue of Selfishness, a primer on Objectivist ethics, with a question people sometimes asked her. Why do you use the word selfishness to denote virtuous qualities of character, when the word antagonizes so many people to whom it does not mean the things you mean?

She said for the reason that makes you afraid of it, which is obviously a bold statement. Of course, we need to understand that she was referring to rational selfishness, not the irrationality people normally associate with selfishness.

I’m sure you realize…the Everyday, Impeccable Warrior prefers peace and harmony over antagonism and conflict. However, he understands where she’s coming from. Although he used the term rational selfishness in some of his writings…he now leans towards the use of Enlightened Self-Interest to convey his philosophy of life. He knows the two are interchangeable. Since the article refers to Objectivism…we will use Ayn Rand’s wording.

Let’s discover if the Objectivist ethics are reality or illusion.

What is Rational Selfishness?

We define selfishness as a concern with one’s own interests. Now a person might act in ways that allow him to effectively achieve his goals and desires…or he may act in self-defeating ways that completely sabotage his efforts. Using the power of your mind to accomplish your aspirations is rational selfishness. Indulging in mind numbing activities such as drug abuse, drunkenness, excessive TV viewing, overeating, laziness etc. amounts to irrationally selfish behavior.

Note: Some Objectivists criticize me for referring to irrational selfishness. I will go over the objection in Friday’s article.

One moral principle Rand firmly believed in is…the sanctity of an individual’s life, liberty and property. She uncompromisingly supported the social system of unhampered capitalism. Obviously, Rand’s selfishness disdains stomping on individual rights.

Objectivist Ethics Support Unhampered Capitalism
                                          Objectivist Ethics Support Unhampered Capitalism

Here’s a question for you. Do you you support minority rights? If you do…you must realize the smallest minority on earth is the individual.

An aspect of Rand’s Objectivist philosophy people completely misunderstand is her antipathy towards altruism. In light of the fact… she believed individuals should deal with each other by trading value for value, it’s easy to understand why she felt that way.

Altruists would have you believe social altruism reigns as a giving, loving philosophy…when in fact it manifests as an anti-life philosophy of self-sacrifice. Of course, helping someone on an individual level can be pleasurable and rewarding. However, once do-gooders, world-improvers and social altruists institutionalize altruism…you end up with the monstrosity of big government interventionism.

Can you see the life being sucked out of the productive members of society? Our economic system slowly but surely sinks in the abyss of establishment selfishness. That’s exactly what the Elite and its Soldiers desire.

You may wonder what their purpose is. Well, these parasites seek a New World Money and a One World Government.

The Fatal Flaw of Objectivist Ethics?

Many people associate ethics with spiritual or religious beliefs. Ayn Rand didn’t approve of religions; in fact, she was a professed atheist…which caused some inner conflict for the spiritual person who otherwise found the Objectivist philosophy attractive.

Critics claim Objectivism manifests as a religion, pointing out the cult following she achieved. Unfortunately, some of most her ardent followers reached an almost religious devotion towards her.

Let’s put Objectivism and spiritual beliefs into perspective. You can accept most of Rand’s political, economic and philosophical beliefs and still practice a spiritual discipline. Acting as if she possessed godly powers…thinking you have to either accept Objectivism 100% or reject it is unrealistic. Anyway, Quantum Physics seems to be revealing truths that mystics have seen in their prayers and meditations for centuries. Even though, I endorse Objectivism…I also meditate and strive to find the peace that comes from the Zen State of Mind. The Everyday Warrior doesn’t allow himself to become a slave to any philosophical system…no matter how beneficial it is.

Here two closest associates were Nathaniel and Barbara Branden. Nathaniel’s book “My Years with Ayn Rand” and Barbara’s book “The Passion of Ayn Rand” highlight the highs and lows of the Objectivist movement.

The Wonders of Atlas Shrugged

When Atlas Shrugged was published in 1957, the establishment ridiculed Ayn Rand’s masterpiece as cartoonish and unrealistic. You know, clear-cut heroes and villains. How rude of her to distinguish the difference between good and evil.

You do know…we live in a morally hazy environment of government interventionism where anything goes. Atlas Shrugged scared “the you know what” out of the Soldiers of the Elite. That’s why their attitude is understandable.

Enemies of life, liberty and property rights certainly prefer that nothing should be pure, clear-cut or honest. I guess these parasites don’t believe they indulge in selfishness. After all, aren’t social altruists loving, giving people. Yeah, but only if they can confiscate the love and giving from someone else.

The Wisdom of John Galt
                                                                          The Wisdom of John Galt

The weakness of Atlas Shrugged seems to be its indifference to middle class people of average skills and abilities. In his masterpiece Human Action, the great economist Ludwig von Mises conclusively demonstrated…value is subjective. It’s not our place to tell someone what he should or should not like. Still, Rand’s glorification of the best men and women can be remains unsurpassed. The productive individual gains and keeps values.

Anyway, here it is 59 years later …and Ayn Rand looks like a prophet and Atlas Shrugged her prophecy. I’m sure this undeniable fact drives her critics up a wall. Certainly, they attempt to remain in denial as witnessed by their absurd economics policies…policies that destroy the delicate fabric of Western Civilization. That’s what you call living in a world of illusion.

Defining Your Terms the Objectivist Way

Rand believed in defining her terms…something members of the political and financial establishment find distasteful. It’s obvious these purveyors of human misery define morality or ethics as anything they decide it is. Massive bailouts that benefited the Elite designers of economic mayhem are a perfect example of the unspoken definition. It appears her critics find no fault in that type of selfishness. Of course, what can you expect from professional hypocrites and Soldiers of the Elite.

Are you ready for some clarity? Here’s Rand’s clear definition of ethics. “Ethics is a code of values to guide man’s choices and actions, the choices and actions that determine the purpose and the course of his life. Value is that which one acts to gain and/or keep.” Since Rand believes in trading value for value…you can see just how honest and sublime her definition is. It might suddenly occur to you that maybe the Objectivist philosophy has some validity after all…because it corresponds to reality.

The Reality of Objectivist Ethics
                                                             The Reality of Objectivist Ethics

Your Code of Values

You might ask why someone needs a code of values. First, let me explain that an individual’s code of values must conform to reality…and be in tune with his best interests. Without this criteria his or her values are meaningless and (or) destructive to self and others.

How does a man or woman of integrity live? He or she lives by his or her values and beliefs without compromise. Ask yourself these questions. Do your values and beliefs correspond to reality? Do you live by your values and beliefs without compromise? The rationally selfish individual lives by his code of values without compromise…which helps him Master the Social Maze.

RA Meyer – Master the Social Maze

Human Action and Objectivism – Weapons of the Warrior

The science of Human Action soars as a deductive system that starts its reasoning with the actions of individuals. Objectivism stands tall as the philosophy of rational self-interest. It presents us with a solid, integrated system for living. Although there exists some differences in the epistemology (the theory and origins of knowledge) of Human Action (Praxeology) and Objectivism..these marvelous tools of knowledge are closely inter-related. Both realize…all thought begins with the lone individual. The Everyday Warrior knows…the two disciplines supply him potent weapons for Mastering the Social Maze.

He considers Ludwig von Mises and Ayn Rand as the “Dad and Mom” of enlightened self-interest. Mises’ magnum opus “Human Action” reigns as the masterpiece of praxeological reasoning. Ayn Rand’s great philosophical masterpiece “Atlas Shrugged” soars as the Objectivist Bible. Although, I’m not sure if she would react favorably upon hearing…I connected the term “Bible” to her integrated system of logic and reason.

Value Judgments, Natural Law and Ethics

Mises believed scientists should approach their subject free of value judgments. His idea was…once someone pollutes a scientific investigation with his subjective values…he no longer acts as a pure scientist. I believe his analysis has merit. However, Mises own student Murray Rothbard criticizes this approach. He believes the Classical economist should defend the social system of unhampered capitalism using both praxeological insights and Natural Law.

The great Mises circled around this dilemma by claiming he could utilize his subjective opinions as a citizen…and along with his praxeological insights support unhampered (laissez faire) capitalism.

In addition, Mises saw a problem basing any defense of the individual on Natural Law. He believed socialists and interventionists could twist Natural Law theory to support their own spurious social theories. He has a point. Still, the Everyday Warrior believes he discovered a system of ethics that solves the problem…the rational philosophical system of Objectivism.

A Warrior who possesses the weapons of Human Action and Objectivism holds an unbeatable arsenal of logic and reason.

Discovering Individual Rights and Capitalism

Human Action proves beyond a reasonable doubt…unhampered capitalism ascends as the only social system that benefits the vast majority of individuals. You must remember that all human action is economic because…you choose what course of action you will take or will not take. Denial of economics amounts to denial of self-determination.

Objectivism supplies capitalism with its moral foundation…with its spirited defense of individual rights. Objectivism is 100% correct in its advocacy of unhampered (laissez faire) capitalism and individual rights.

Our current political system stinks of corruption…and its adoption of the anti-life philosophy of social altruism. Soldiers of the Elite sell a bogus bill of goods to our citizens. The Soldiers come in the form of Mainstream Press journalists, establishment politicians, social altruists, Keynesian economists and Wall Street cronies.

Let’s face the harsh reality…years of Federal Reserve monetary scams…and government interventionism dealt our economy severe blows. Even if it appears somewhat healthy…it’s now propped up with artificial life support. The threat of raising the interest rate 1% is enough to slide the economy into terminal illness and possible death.

Destruction of the Economy and the Middle Class
                                            Destruction of the Economy and the Middle Class

Recognizing Objective Reality

Objectivism places its foundation on three axiomatic concepts: Existence, Identity, Consciousness. Human Action starts with a priori categories such as…causality, time, uncertainty, change, logic and value. The above are analyzed in Chapter 7 of the book 7 Destructive Economic Illusions Conquered. We can state “These are real and fundamental…although some “intellectuals” and mystics attempt to deny them.”

Just try to visualize non-existence, non-identity and non-consciousness. You will discover…it’s impossible. Here’s something for you to meditate on. Nothing is something…or turn it around…something is nothing. You don’t want to miss that experience.

Unlike some Objectivists…the Everyday Warrior believes a person can indulge in a spiritual practice and remain quite logical. Let’s say for instance…you believe in some of what Eastern Philosophy teaches. While the Warrior embraces certain aspects of the teachings…he would never deny axiomatic concepts. He practices the discipline to tap his intuitive powers.

Even though it’s not obvious, everything in the universe interconnects. The Everyday Warrior meditates to strengthen the connection between hemispheres of the brain. He accomplishes his goal by building more neural pathways…which gives him a distinct advantage in his quest to Master the Social Maze.

Objectivism takes advantage of the reasoning side of the brain. Spiritual insights result from exploring the intuitive side of the brain. A marriage between the hemispheres integrates the mind…unleashing all its powers. Still, you must realize…reason reigns supreme. You don’t want to sink in the quicksand of illusion.

The Power of Reason

Objectivism states…reason is the only means for man to gain knowledge. Now we can’t deny that without reason men and women would be no better off than savages. You probably realize we would suffer a prehistoric existence. Man’s power of reason created our marvelous civilization…freeing people from the primitive forces of their environment. I hope you realize…to deny the power of reason is to condemn men and women to a less than human existence.

Conquer the False Moral Code of the Elite and its Soldiers
                                        Conquer the False Moral Code of the Elite and its Soldiers

The Everyday Warrior understands an individual can obtain knowledge by using his intuitive powers. Of course, intuitive insights must never contradict reason and the laws of Human Action.

Capturing Rational (Enlightened) Self-Interest

Objectivism advocates…an individual should always act in rational self-interest. The philosophy of rational selfishness (enlightened self-interest) corresponds to the nature of man.

It is quite obvious why…the anti-life philosophy of social altruism failed miserably in practice. Here’s three major reasons it fell flat on its face.

Social altruism

  1. Advocates selflessness and self-sacrifice.
  2. Denies the sanctity of the individual.
  3. Is antagonistic to rational (enlightened) self-interest.

Social altruism poisons and slowly destroys any society that attempts to practice it…just as it is annihilating the American Way of Life. It sinks into an abyss as the philosophy of anti-life…the way of the savage.

Conclusion

The science of Human Action (Praxeology) sets forth irrefutable economic principles. Objectivism imparts an ethical system based on Natural Law. As you can see the combination of Human Action and Objectivism concocts a potent mixture of logic and reason that supplies the Everyday Warrior with…a perfect defense against the Elite and its Soldiers. It allows him or her to effectively defend the social system of unhampered (laissez faire) capitalism…the only social system that defends an individual’s right to life, liberty, ownership of property and the pursuit of happiness.

The Everyday, Impeccable Warrior captures the Dynamic Weapons…building a psychological arsenal of attack and self-defense.

RA Meyer – Master the Social Maze

Economic Policy of Donald Trump

As you read every word of this report you will become stunned at what I reveal. It’s time for us to perform an analysis of the Economic Policy of Donald Trump.

Trump, Government and Business

Trump possesses a vision of building a magnificent new infrastructure…a one trillion dollar dream. Now that’s the way we expect an entrepreneur to think. Unfortunately, for him there are cause and effect relationships to consider. He’s not running a corporation or private business. The investors in his grandiose scheme happen to exist as taxpayers. These hapless men and women will pay the bill by way of a massive inflationary environment. That’s not exactly the kind of economic policy people will embrace.

You can expect Wall Street and the political establishment to love it…at least at first. Stocks could soar and politicians will profit from their boondoggles. Eventually the piper demands payment. The artificial boom descends into a bust.

It’s an illusion to believe he can run the government on business principles. Trump doesn’t realize free enterprise business depends on profit and loss statements to determine success and failure…while bureaucracy has only bureaucratic rules and regulations to guide it. Let’s allow Ludwig von Mises to explain it.

Bureaucratic management is management bound to comply with detailed rules and regulations fixed by the authority of a superior body. The task of the bureaucrat is to perform what these rules and regulations order him to do.

Bureaucratic management is the method applied in the conduct of administrative affairs the result of which has no cash value on the market. Remember: we do not say that a successful handling of public affairs has no value, but that it has no price on the market, that its value cannot be realized in a market transaction and consequently cannot be expressed in terms of money.”

It doesn’t appear Trump will succeed with his business mode…because sound economic policy and bureaucracy don’t go together.

A Good Entrepreneur Can't Exist as a Bureaucrat
                                               A Good Entrepreneur Can’t Exist as a Bureaucrat

Still, if he can cut the government down to the size of a midget it will be a job well done. Unfortunately, the Elite and its Soldiers will oppose anyone who tries to stop their reign of plunder and confiscation.

Illegal Immigration

Donald Trump appears ready to tackle the illegal immigration problem. He gained popularity taking a firm stance on the issue. We admit that illegal immigrants receiving government benefits sticks in one’s craw. However, weren’t our ancestors the equivalent of illegals? There’s a gigantic difference between immigrants who add value to our economic system and those who subtract from it. Does the cost of cracking down on illegal immigration exceed the benefits? We need a yes or no answer to that question.

In a “60 Minutes” interview, President-elect Donald Trump said he planned to immediately deport 2 million to 3 million undocumented immigrants who “have criminal records” after his inauguration next January.

What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, where a lot of these people, probably 2 million, it could be even 3 million, we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate,” Trump told “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl, according to a preview of the interview released by CBS. “But we’re getting them out of our country. They’re here illegally.”

Is Closing the Borders Reality or Illusion?
                                                   Is Closing the Borders Reality or Illusion?

Obviously, no one wants to have vicious criminals terrorizing innocent people and committing property crimes. We must ask “How much will it cost to secure the border? Is it feasible? The taxpayers must realize…they will foot the bill, which could cost up to $500 Billion. Ouch! Economic policy must weigh the cost versus the benefits. As mentioned…that’s almost impossible to do.

Eliminating NAFTA

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is an agreement among the United States, Canada and Mexico designed to remove tariff barriers between the three countries.

You might wonder if NAFTA is good or bad economic policy.

According to Economic Collapse News “Trade agreements like NAFTA and TPP do nothing to advance free trade. They’re just government-managed free trade agreements that benefit certain groups and states through backroom globalist deals. As Laurence Vance says “Free trade is only threatened by government intervention.”

We should have figured that members of the Elite and their Soldiers would come up with bogus trade schemes. Think about it. Do you sign a trade agreement when you go shopping or out to eat?

Trump wants to place American Workers first. Apparently he forgot the marketplace is international. Tariffs and trade wars lead to fewer sales, decreased profits, unemployment and economic decline.

The old saying attributed to 19thcentury French economist Frederic Bastiat “When goods don’t cross borders, soldiers will” explains the reality of trade restrictions.

Military Spending, Tax Cuts and Estate Planning

You would think by now…people would like to eliminate war-mongering. Unfortunately too many men and women live with mind-sets of prejudice and intolerance. Their negative emotions cause them to strike out at others. It doesn’t seem like war will ever end. The politically correct crap guarantees violence will increase.

Trump wants to increase military spending. That ‘ll cost the good citizens another $1 or $2 trillion.

What can you do? Enya sang the song “Once You Had Gold.”

Once you had gold,enya81052-bt
Once you had silver,
Then came the rains
Out of the blue.
Ever and always.”
Always and ever.
Time gave both darkness and dreams to you.

I hope you get the point. You’re going to have to take care of your own economic policy.

Trump wants to reduce the tax brackets from seven to three. How this will work nobody knows. Who will benefit the most? Congress could cut tax rates as early as next year.

Here’s an idea for you. Let’s eliminate all taxes…so the government can go out of business. Well, we can dream, can’t we.

Conclusion

Seize your power from the Elite and its Soldiers. They stole it from you. Take it back. In Chapter 2 of the book “8 Dynamic Weapons for Conquering Life’s Illusions” it is stated “When there’s extended economic hardship and market downturn you must be very careful to scrutinize and discriminate between truth and falsehood. You gain an expanded awareness when you see through the social and monetary illusions presented by the Federal Government, the Federal Reserve System, zombie corporations and people who support corrupt institutions. You must deal with your illusions sooner rather than later; otherwise they turn into epic delusions that collapse and crush you, demolishing your world view in the process.”

RA Meyer – Master the Social Maze

P.S. We’re off for the Thanksgiving weekend. See you next Monday November 28. We wish you a happy and harmonious holiday.

Cultural War and the Election of Donald Trump

What does the victory of Donald Trump mean for America and the cultural war?

Doug Casey ponders the influence of Trump the ways and means of America. “Will Trump winning mean a real change in direction for the US? Unlikely. Don’t mistake Trump for a libertarian. He has all kinds of stupid notions—torture as official policy, killing families of accused terrorists, and putting on import duties. He has no grasp of economics. He’s an authoritarian. His cabinet choices, so far, are all neocons and Deep State hangers-on. He’s likely to treat the US as if it were his 100% owned corporation.

On the bright side, he has real business experience—although of the kind that sees government as a partner. I doubt he’ll try, or be able if he does, to pull up any agencies by the roots. He’ll mainly be able to set the tone, as did Reagan. But, hey, something is better than nothing.”

For the rest of the story visit: http://www.caseyresearch.com/articles/doug-casey-on-what-trumps-victory-means-going-forward

As you probably know…many liberals accuse Donald Trump and his supporters of racism…which is basically incorrect. Much of his support came from middle class white males. However, these disillusioned men didn’t vote for him because they possess some deep hatred for minorities. They’re not purposely igniting a cultural war. Many of them spend their weekends watching sporting events. They chose him because they’re tired of the Elite and its Soldiers screwing them…to the point where the middle class lifestyle the average male cherishes eventually vanishes.

Most men and women reside in the Hive Mind Mentality. The confiscatory monetary policies of the Federal Reserve System…and the disastrous economic and social policies of establishment politicians resulted in a partial awakening. People rise from their slumber when the pain becomes too unbearable.

In addition, we’re witnessing a cultural war. The values of liberals (progressives) and conservatives continue to widen…almost into hatred for each other. The election of Donald Trump won’t change the division of values. The cultural war might accelerate into extreme hate and disharmony. Let’s find out why.

Conservatives and Traditional Values

Let’s look at the values of most conservatives.

The Good Old Days of Golden Oldies and Black and White TV
                                 The Good Old Days of Golden Oldies and Black and White TV
  1. If possible, most of these men and women would bring back the world of Leave it to Beaver, the Andy Griffith Show, the Donna Reed Show, Ozzie and Harriet and Father Knows Best. Those are what you call clean, wholesome family shows…and they were quite good. Critics claim the shows didn’t represent reality.

  2. How about the days of American Graffiti…and the music of superstars such as Elvis, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Pat Boone, Ricky Nelson, Brenda Lee, Connie Francis, the Platters, the Chordettes and many more. The music was quite exciting and revolutionary for its time. It changed the music scene…forever.

  3. Those were the days people moved to America’s suburbs and lived in virtually crime free neighborhoods. You could take a two week vacation, leave your doors unlocked and return home with everything intact. These were mainly all white neighborhoods.

  4. You could experience the simplicity of the holidays…which included traditional ways of Thanksgiving and Christmas. It was probably less stressful…since buy, buy buy and buy more hadn’t entrenched itself in the American Way. Do you know who you can blame for rampant consumerism…the Federal Reserve System and their easy money BS. Sometimes less is more…especially when your possessions enslave you.

  5. Back then the wife didn’t have to work. The husband’s job allowed him to support her and the kids. Fed polices and government interventionism destroyed that lifestyle. Now both partners have to work just to make ends meet. Still, it makes you wonder how many women felt unfulfilled…because they didn’t indulge in productive work that allowed them to live with purpose. Conservatives claim your husband and kids should be your life’s purpose. What happens when they’re gone?

  6. You had the Ford and the Chevrolet, Norman Rockwell, Church on Sunday…and a certain modesty in appearance and action. Since the Sexual Revolution hadn’t arrived, some men and women might have suffered from sexual repression. Maybe it was only the Missionary style for these folks.

If possible, most conservatives would love to return to the traditional values of 50’s and early 60’s. When looked at in retrospect, it seems quite innocent. Much of it appeals to me…but not all of it. Unfortunately, it allowed no room for non-traditional lifestyles. Most people frowned on the idea of “Different strokes for different folks.”

Many of them probably voted for Donald Trump…even though you couldn’t classify him as a 50’s kind of guy. We can guess anything was better than Hillary. The cultural war must continue since conservative values completely oppose liberal values.

Liberals and Progressive Values

Liberals see themselves as intelligent, progressive men and women. They see Donald Trump as some ignorant, reactionary bigot. Bring in the new…since the old discriminated against minorities and anyone else who preferred an alternate lifestyle. Why these misguided men and women voted for Hillary Clinton boggles the mind…since she represents the old, crony school of politics.

  1. Liberals demonstrate a global instead of a national outlook in social and economic affairs. Now if we could enjoy unhampered free enterprise…that would be fine and dandy. Bye, bye poverty.
    Global Unity and Oneness
                                                                     Global Unity and Oneness

    Unfortunately, most of them wouldn’t recognize a law of human action (economics)…if it was placed in a Dick and Jane first grade reader. Because of their anti-capitalistic views…the type of globalism we receive with their policies resembles a fascist, totalitarian government…and its intolerance with dissenters. That means the cultural war goes on and on.

  2. Their politically correct crap really puzzles me. Some were 60’s love, sex and rock ‘n’ roll hippies. The establishment consisted of fascist pigs. The philosophy of free speech carried the day. Apparently the liberals sold out…since these men and women now support fascist economic and social policies and repression of free speech.
  3. They love to play the race card. The problem. Instead of dividing everyone into black, white, oriental, Latinos etc….how about looking at each person as a unique individual. In addition, the individualistic view allows anyone to live an alternative lifestyle…as long as he or she doesn’t violate another person’s life, liberty and property. Unfortunately, that notion exceeds the capacity of someone who embraces socialism and communal living.
  4. Liberals seem to want to blur the distinction of the sexes. It’s one thing to disregard Economic Law because of ignorance…but to blow-off biological law smacks of insanity. It’s quite disgusting to believe heterosexual men should act more feminine and straight women more masculine. However, we need to face the fact…reality demonstrates a certain percentage of men and women are gay. As unique individuals they possess a right to self-determination. It’s oppressive to force them act contrary to their best interest. It’s time to legalize and decriminalize all voluntary exchanges.
  5. Liberals see traditional values as square and outdated. This myopic view ignores the fact…some wisdom remains timeless. For instance…the laws of human action (economics) are valid through eternity. The only event that could change that…is if we evolved into non-human beings. In today’s environment anything goes…even if it violates logic and reason. And you wonder why everything is such a mess…on the verge of a collapse. Donald Trump inherited an impossible situation.

Some progressive values have validity. Everyone has the right to express his or her sexual preferences. You own your life and body…so you it’s up to you what you consume and don’t consume.

Mother Earth means a lot to some of us. Certainly, we don’t want to destroy it through pollution, wasting scarce resources and war.

Can you see the problem. Liberals believe in government solutions…which is an illusion. Governments exist by accumulating power…and causing division, death and destruction. People are quite capable of solving problems…without dictatorial decrees. That’s why we need unhampered free enterprise…laissez faire capitalism.

As an individual, an Everyday Warrior…you Master the Social Maze by seeing through political and social illusions…and the stupidity of a cultural war.

RA Meyer – Master the Social Maze

Gun Control – Reducing Violent Crime or Insanity

Have you ever wondered why progressives want to disarm citizens…through gun control laws? As you read this article…you will realize there is absolutely no valid reason to leave people defenseless against predators.

Now you may be asking who these predators are. For one, there are violent criminals. Of course, there’s the most dangerous predator on earth…government. You probably know governments not only violate an individual’s life, liberty and property…they also indulge in mass murder through a device we know as war.

It’s possible you believe the election of Donald Trump…and Republican control of both houses of Congress puts a damper on modern liberal aspirations. Well think again. These liberty violators never give up their desire to strip you of personal liberty and economic freedom. If they can discredit the new President…they’re back in business.

The Conspiracy to Disarm You

Let’s revisit several examples of attempts to disarm you with gun control laws.

Have you heard of the “Lautenberg Gun Grab?” Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-N) introduced a bill called S. 1317 that would give the Attorney General the discretion to block gun sales to people on terror watch lists. Other supporters were Jack Reed (D-RI) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).

Do you still believe Democrats care anything about your personal liberty and economic freedom? By the time you finish reading this, you will feel… they spit and piss on the Constitution for their daily pleasure. In addition, you must understand…establishment Republicans will sell out your individual rights to enhance their power.

Now, you might believe this seems like a reasonable measure. After all, we can’t allow terrorists to run riot. Do you know that trial by innuendo and misinformation placed more than 1,000,000 people on a terrorist watch list? Shockingly, about 5,000 of those records — 0.5 percent — are Americans. The perpetrators of this scare tactic deny you the right of defending yourself. You are guilty until proven innocent…and proving you are innocent is virtually impossible.

Let’s face a harsh reality by looking at the facts. It’s obvious The Elite and its Soldiers are committed to turning the United States of America into a socialist nation. Socialism comes under different brand names such as communism, fascism and Nazism.

Consider this. The Nazi’s used Gun Control quite “effectively.” The 1938 German Weapons Act, as did the 1928 Act, stated citizens were required to have a permit to carry a firearm and a separate permit to acquire a firearm. Now here’s the kicker. The law restricted ownership of firearms to “…persons whose trustworthiness is not in question and who can show a need for a (gun) permit.” I’m sure the average person couldn’t prove he or she had a need…that is until his or her family was a victim of a vicious criminal attack.

Another Gun Control Advocate.
                                                                 Another Gun Control Advocate

Visualize this. A defenseless victim has been brutally murdered by a criminal during a home invasion. The funeral takes place on a grey, drizzly morning. The family weeps from sorrow, grief and yes, anger. As the service ends, a “government gun control thug” approaches the family stating…the head of the household is now eligible to apply for a gun permit. If he is approved, a process that takes 8 to 12 months, it will be mailed to him.

Amy and Senator Charles Schumer – Modern Progressives

We suffer the spectacle of modern progressives such as Amy Schumer and her cousin Senator Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.)…believing they are qualified to tackle gun violence with public initiatives. Asking these faulty thinkers to check their premises is like asking criminals to obey gun control laws. How do you deal with the crazy mind of a gun control advocate.

The Schumer’s three-part plan would make it harder for violent criminals and the mentally ill to obtain guns. Does anyone actually believe this BS. In addition, the legislation would reward states that submit comprehensive records into background check systems with funding…and penalize those that do not.

Democratic Senator Charles Schumer and his actress cousin Amy Schumer ride the gun control train, which speeds out of control on its way to a County of Insanity.

Come on. Does anyone believe Amy Schumer is qualified to make a logical analysis of criminals…and the weapons they use to commit crimes? Well, I guess she’s free to attempt it. Senator Schumer sinks as another liberty violating Democrat. Apparently Schumer and cousin believe the gun commits the crime. In addition these dimwitted “thinkers” remain ignorant of black markets. I guess the two liberals forgot the dismal failure of alcohol prohibition and the drug war.

We Can Only Hope this is a Comedy Routine. Still...It's Not Very funny.
                          We Can Only Hope this is a Comedy Routine. Still…It’s Not Very funny.

His three-part plan would make it harder for violent criminals and the mentally ill to obtain guns. I guess these social misfits are too stupid to acquire black market guns.

Do you have a sneaking suspicion averages criminals are a lot sharper than members of the political establishment? Unfortunately, their short-term mentality stopped them from thinking their life of crime to to its logical conclusion. It’s much more rewarding to become a legal criminal by choosing a career in the political arena.

The Crazy Mind of a Gun Control Advocate

Let’s enter the mind of a crazy gun control advocate…and find out his take on how a criminal thinks and acts.

I need to buy a gun in order to get the money I desire. Sometimes, my intended victim fights back with a knife or baseball bat…and I have to be able to defend myself. Unfortunately, there are strict Gun Control laws, so I guess I need to forget about robbing anybody. Maybe, I’ll look in the want ads tomorrow and see if I can find a job.

You can see how ridiculous this is.

Let’s find out how a criminal really thinks and acts.

Crime definitely pays off…especially since regular citizens are denied guns…and all I have to do is visit my old friend “Snub-nose Sammy.” He’s always well supplied with Smith and Wesson.38 Specials. When my defenseless victim sees that stuck in his or her ugly puss—-. He better not try to disarm me…or he’ll be another wasted human lying around drawing flies. With crime this easy, I may never have to work for another greedy, asshole again.

Hey Mr. Mrs. and Ms. Modern Liberal, you just discovered how a criminal thinks and acts. If you look in the mirror you might get to look into the eyes of a criminal mentality. Enlightenment means giving up your nasty illusions…instead of believing gun control will reduce violent crime.

Gun Control has Nothing to do with Your Safety
                                             Gun Control has Nothing to do with Your Safety

The Victim of Gun Control

Here’s an account from an unknown victim of gun control laws. He’s the defenseless citizen.

In early February 2018, Soldiers of the Elite managed to impeach President Trump after only one year in office. You might wonder how they managed to come up with all those sex scandals. Well, the Mainstream Press got their revenge for all the tears shed on election night.

Trump denied the charges…claiming since he had a beautiful wife, the accusations were ridiculous. It was to no avail.

Acting President Mike Pence didn’t last two months. When markets crashed in March of 2018, he declared a State of Emergency (The National Emergencies Act)…and resigned. Due to massive street violence, stringent (confiscatory) gun control laws were instituted in April. Then came that fateful day in May.

I heard persistent knocks on my door on that seemingly peaceful Sunday morning. I thought it might be one those ‘End of the World” religious groups getting an early start. You know, they may actually have a valid point. Anyway, I didn’t feel like talking to any kooks. Suddenly, somebody announced open up, it’s your government. I hesitated wondering if I should shoot a government official. The next thing I knew the door was kicked in by some goons dressed in military uniforms I didn’t recognize. They disarmed me of my beloved Springfield XD(M) 45. Their leader, a woman who could pass as man, handed me the search warrant. 15 minutes later they stormed out with my Heckler & Koch HK45, my Taurus 24/7 .45 ACP OSS, my beloved Springfield XD(M) 45 and all my ammo.

Damn what could I do. Shooting a representative of our “beloved” government would mean immediate execution. I’m lucky I wasn’t arrested. Probably no room left in the jailhouse. At least now I stand a chance. It’s strange they didn’t discover my gold and silver. Maybe it’s because the precious metals are considered barbaric relics. The black market price of gold is $8923 per ounce and silver $387 per ounce. They’re still not illegal. You know, I could acquire some black market guns. Still, something smells awful fishy.

August 2018

With the heat of summer came continuous riots and unleashed violence rendering the streets impassable. I wanted to buy some black market guns but it was too dangerous to go outside. Anyway, I didn’t know where to look.

Now I stand in my lonely apartment looking down from my 3rd story window. I see an unfocused mob of angry and armed people passing the flower beds and closing in on my apartment building. What can I do? What weapons do I possess? I have some dull steak knives and my book weights. How do you fight mob violence? Maybe my gift of gab will convince them to go elsewhere. Oh no! I hear them running up the steps. I’m doomed. Maybe we’re all doomed. I will attempt to obliterate my enormous pain by guzzling the rest of the Jack Daniels. My god, they’re outside of my door. My final thought before I passed out (from liquor and fright) was how horrible gun control laws are.

RA Meyer – Master the Social Maze

Lady Warrior Masters the Social Maze

Women can enjoy the benefits of discovering the way of the Everyday Warrior. I am honored to have the privilege of narrating an amazing woman’s transformation to self-actualization. Following is her story of another wonderful day in her life—a life of continuous fulfillment and achievement. Here’s the Lady Warrior.

Morning – A New Day Begins

As soon as I awoke, I knew it was going to be a great day. It seems this is a common occurrence since I discovered the way of the Everyday Lady Warrior. Now after experiencing this wonderful day I embrace my pillow for a night of sweet dreams…reminiscing about all of my experiences.

During my morning meditation, my mind alternates between sublime thoughts of beauty and the all-encompassing bliss of stillness. Delightfully, I receive much enlightenment and euphoria from the quiet of my universal connection. However, some of my most profound moments arrive when I feel the ecstasy of my body, mind and spirit.

Ever since my discovery I can take charge of my thoughts, feelings and actions…I experience pleasure and fulfillment on a daily basis. No longer do I suffer as I once did. The biggest surprise of my life is how much I’ve grown spiritually and intellectually. It’s so fascinating living life as a Lady Warrior.

Some people think….meditation and spiritual practices lead to celibacy and asceticism. Well, that not true. Happily, while meditating I experience myself as sexy and sensuous…as if I am pure sex and sensuousness. Suddenly, all of my energy rises from my toes, through my heart, up to the top of my head (some call this the crown chakra)….resulting in great euphoria and oneness. Obviously, you can only know this transformation from pure sex to total oneness through the experience.

Love, Sex and Meditation
                                                                     Love, Sex and Meditation

As I sink deeper and deeper into relaxation…my power of reason expands at the same time my intuitive powers kick in. I remember my creative ideas and later wrote them down.

When I finish my meditation, I prepare breakfast for my family. Finally, we sit down at the breakfast table. Breakfast is a wonderful time to connect to the aromas and taste of the food…and of course, my family. I savor all I consume. My taste buds are sensitive to every single bite. Almost everything I eat is a culinary delight. The liquids I drink, delightfully tease my tongue and caress my throat as I swallow.

My husband, the man who is the love of my life, sits at my right. We look briefly in each others eyes and smile. We now connect in many ways. Even little things mean a lot. He thought this Lady Warrior stuff was nonsense at first…but once he noticed the change in me, he embraced it. I’m pleased he strives to live as an Everyday Warrior.

Just picture this. Our moments together and our love life supplies us more satisfaction… than when we were newlyweds. Fortunately, I never accepted the illusion the path to higher awareness was through self-denial and self-sacrifice.

Our beautiful daughter sits across from us lost in the wistful thoughts of a young girl. With a touch of dreamy sleep still in her eyes…she glances our way and smiles in appreciation of a new day. She is so precious I wish I could freeze the moment. At one time, I would have let it pass without a thought. Now it will live in the recesses of my mind forever. It was a few magic minutes in a day of the almost 3500 days we will have together…the wondrous days that precede the time when she blossoms into a young woman with pains, joys and magic moments of her own.

Afternoon Delights

Since it is Saturday, many people are enjoying an afternoon of leisure. As I walk around the neighborhood on a clear, sunny day with just a few puffy clouds floating by…I connect with everything around me. The deep blue of the dreamy sky makes me feel I could reach the heights of an eagle or a jet airliner. At one time, I would have walked along…lost in scattered thoughts, oblivious to my surroundings. Since I discovered the life of a Lady Warrior…I am sensitive to all I see, smell, hear, feel and touch. I thrill to my experiences.

There is Mr. Jones mowing his lawn, taking pride in the way it looks. I doubt he is aware of the enjoyment his lawn supplies me. The rich green of a neatly trimmed lawn and the aroma of the freshly cut grass…sends me in a state of instant pleasure and reverie. It reminds me of something from my childhood, but I can’t quite place it. Whatever it was, it makes me feel more joy and pleasure.

And there’s Mrs. Johnson attending her flower garden. She’s such a nice lady. She knows how much I enjoy the reds, blues, yellows, violets and pinks of the wonderful garden she so tenderly created with her own hands and spirit. The numerous bees and butterflies add an iridescence to the marvelous scene. Sometimes I become so entranced with the display…I feel as if I am a flower in her garden of rainbow colors. When I come out of it, I’m grateful I am a fully functioning individual, capable of experiencing my highest values. A fulfilling life means creating values and enjoying them.

Lady Warrior Enjoys a Garden of Delight
                                                    Lady Warrior Enjoys a Garden of Delight

She also has a garden that displays the reds, pinks and yellows of her prize winning roses. For a short while, I become lost in the life of a rose. Eventually I look up and take another glance at her flower garden. Finally, I force myself to walk away. For a few minutes, I am surrounded by a prismatic effect from the colors I experience.

Easily moving along, I feel every muscle in my body. My legs are slender and powerful. As I move my arms confidently forward and back…I know I’m propelling myself into a glorious future. It has to be, since I treasure each present moment. Almost, everyone comments on how great I look. People notice when you’re a being of high self-esteem and self-worth. How wonderful to control my thoughts, feelings and actions and still be able to dissolve into a spontaneous moment.

I love my off days, but I also love my work. Today is a wonderful day, but so are the days I am producing values. It seems the better I feel about life, my experiences and those around me, the more enjoyable my work becomes. I receive great satisfaction from it.

I realize I exist to discover and live my highest values. The euphoric feeling I receive from living life as a Lady Warrior remains with me most of the time. I experience the joy of my existence because I think, feel and act as an Everyday Lady Warrior thinks, feels and acts. Do you know how to achieve oneness? Well, it happens when you integrate the body, mind and spirit and Master the Social Maze. It’s an illusion to believe you are separated from reality.

I enjoyed many other things today. I listened to some of my favorite songs. At one time, I relegated the music that now delightfully expands my emotions to the background of my awareness. Now they are a major force in my life. I dance to the upbeat ones feeling as if I am a teenager again. The beautiful songs move me to tears. When I felt lost in the Social Maze…I used to cry from the pain and sorrow in my life. My tears are now a source of joy.

One song I heard today…about how someone would give his life so lightly for his gentle lady, for his highest value, caused my tears to freely flow. It is still difficult to believe that crying to the sensitivity of my sublime feelings can be so pleasurable.

The Romance of Early Evening and Nighttime

I also had some chores to complete. At one time, these were sources of resentment. Loading the dishwasher, doing the laundry, vacuuming the carpet, cleaning the bathroom…god what drudgery. Something happened when I finally realized the joy of living as a Lady Warrior. The chores became something less than drudgery. Since we are connecting better, my husband sometimes chips in, although I still do most of them.

Now when I work on my chores…I play albums I haven’t heard for a while. I allow the music to inspire me. You might not believe me…but sometimes I have the ability to view what I’m doing as sublime. I won’t say my chores are as enjoyable as my favorite activities…however they’re definitely not a source of displeasure anymore.

Dinner with my family was almost another version of breakfast. My daughter looks more bright eyed and bushy tailed than she did this morning. She is also excited about the pajama party that is taking place at her best friend’s house. My husband is beginning to get that lascivious look in his eyes. I know what kind of night this will be.

Watching a movie together, we thrill to each others presence. There are the tender caresses and kisses during commercials. Afterwards he makes me feel like a woman who has blossomed to her full sensuality and sexuality. Sometimes I think I’m receiving all the orgasmic thrills during our lovemaking, but he assures me the pleasure is all his. He calls me his Candy Girl.

Reminiscing about the day…I feel grateful I found the way of the Everyday Lady Warrior. I drift off to sleep with the satisfaction of knowing there will be many more like it. Life becomes amazing when you Master the Social Maze.

RA Meyer – Master the Social Maze

P.S. The Lady Warrior will remain anonymous…since she believes we all possess the ability to self-actualize.

Silk Road, Ross Ulbricht and Individual Rights

According to Jeff Deist, “The central issue in the Ulbricht case, as always, is an evil and unbridled federal government. No human being should be locked away for engaging in (or facilitating) peaceful, voluntary commerce among willing participants. Dark sites like Silk Road, and the cyber payment systems they employ, exist because of state prohibitions on voluntary human conduct. They are natural market reactions to government interference. This cannot be overstated.”

Visit https://mises.org/library/ross-ulbricht-libertarian-hero for the rest of the story.

We wholeheartedly endorse his conclusion. The Federal Government has run amok, stomping on individual rights without hesitation. Do you remember the 1958 movie “The Blob” starring the legendary actor Steve McQueen. Here’s a plot description. “An alien life form consumes everything in its path as it grows and grows.” That sounds like a perfect description of our Federal Government and its malevolent master—the Elite.

Maybe you believe the unexpected victory of Donald Trump sent the Elite packing. Yeah, its members and their soldiers feel somewhat battered and bruised. However, they will do everything in their power to remain on top…even if it means creating wars and economic collapse. Can you really expect psychopaths and sociopaths to act any differently? In fact…it’s easy to believe these liberty violators got rid of Ross Ulbricht and Silk Road so they could take over operations.

Silk Road and Voluntary Exchanges

By the time you finish reading this page, you will know…Ross Ulbricht is not a ruthless, sinister criminal, although diseased government organs like the DEA would like to portray him as so.

Ross Ulbricht - Entrepreneur and Businessman
                                                Ross Ulbricht – Entrepreneur and Businessman

Silk Road existed as a free enterprise business. It had every right to satisfy consumer desires without government interference. Prohibition always causes a business to resort to tactics a legal establishment prefers to avoid.

Do you understand…governments screw up everything.

Let’s get into the core of the matter.

First you have to distinguish the difference between voluntary and involuntary exchange. You must realize that only life and blood people are involved in exchanges. In any two-person exchange, one sells (gives) and the other buys (receives). “Society” cannot take part in an exchange; only individuals can.

A voluntary exchange takes place when two or more individuals agree to deal with one another. Each participates of his own free will. The exchange could involve anything from giving and receiving love to buying and selling Real Estate. All involved believe they will benefit from the exchange.

As you can see…the above describes Silk Road. That made it a legitimate business. Despite government tyranny in the form of laws stomping on individual rights…Ross Ulbricht did what every successful entrepreneur does.

Here’s the criminal side of an exchange.

An involuntary exchange occurs when at least one party to the transaction is in it against his will. Examples of this type of exchange are robbery, rape, assault and murder. Only this type of exchange can we define as criminal.

Any use of goods coming from an involuntary exchange is a crime, provided the consumer knows they were acquired in this way.

It appears governments exist as criminal organizations…because most of the people in prison landed there because of victimless crime laws…vicious interference with voluntary exchanges.

Are you ready for our verdict? Silk Road and Ross Ulbricht—innocent of all charges because he and his enterprise indulged in voluntary exchanges.

Ross Ulbricht - Political Prisoner. The Elite and its Governments Hate Personal Liberty and Economic Freedom
Ross Ulbricht – Political Prisoner. The Elite and its Governments Hate Personal Liberty and Economic Freedom

The Criminal Injustice System

Here’s some concrete proof that demonstrates our criminal injustice system is completely out of control. Tragically, the following reads like something out of a totalitarian horror story.

There are 2.3 million Americans in prison or jail. The U.S. has 5 percent of the world’s population but 25 percent of its prisoners. One in three black men can expect to spend time in prison. There are 2.7 million minors with an incarcerated parent. The imprisonment rate has grown by more than 400 percent since 1970.

Step aside Stephen King. Move over Dean Koontz. The Elite and its Soldiers have taken over the Macabre Genre.

You do know that the disastrous drug war caused the explosion in the prison population.

Now let’s demolish the “Good of Society BS.”

Do you ever feel like you are a victim of society? Let’s explode the society illusion with some hard-hitting insights.

Liberty violating politicians and other Soldiers of the Elite hope you fall for the Good of Society BS. Are you beginning to see how these creatures from hell rely on you acting like good little boys and girls in the Hive Mind Mentality.

Have you ever asked yourself who this society character is? We hear about him, but we’ve never met him. Could society possibly be a woman? It sounds like a woman’s name. All kidding aside, I’m sure you get the point. There is no such thing as “society”. The term is a concept describing the combination of all individuals.

What do do-gooders, world-improvers, social altruists and charlatans mean by “the good of society”? Obviously, these liberty-violators can’t be referring to all individuals. They advocate measures that keep some from enjoying freedom of choice. What these purveyors of human misery really crusade against is some of their fellow citizen’s choices. The totalitarian mentality gets his kicks by smacking down your personal choices—and he makes sure that he has the government’s apparatus of violent compulsion and coercion standing behind him.

Government Tyranny
                                                                        Government Tyranny

Are you beginning to see how the government painted Ross Ulbricht as a vicious drug dealer, a money launderer…and Silk Road as criminal organization. Yeah sure. In reality, he’s a victim of a horrible injustice. Remember; a crime involves an involuntary exchange. No one forces individuals to take drugs. The drug users voluntarily buy drugs from the dealers. Ambiguous terms such as “the good of society” result in the violation of individual rights.

Here’s the way it is.

  1. You own your life.
  2. Therefore you own your body.
  3. That means you can consume anything you want.
  4. Nobody has the right to tell you what you can and cannot consume.
  5. You are responsible for your actions…and consuming something that ends up contributing to you involving or forcing someone into an involuntary exchange is no excuse.
  6. All voluntary exchanges should be legal.

I’m sure you see the point. The only solution is complete decriminalization and legalization of all drugs.

Obviously, members of the Elite and their Soldiers have mutated into parasites, slowly but surely killing the host—our personal liberty and economic freedom. Certainly it would be comforting to be able to trust our institutions. Tragically, that’s long gone.

The final verdict is in. The actual criminal is the government. Once again it has stomped on individual rights. It’s time to free Ross Ulbricht and liberate Silk Road.

RA Meyer – Master the Social Maze

P.S. Look forward to a new free report…that shows you how to defeat the Anti-Drug Crusader in every argument, debate and battle.

Laissez Faire Capitalism – The Conspiracy

Let’s define Laissez Faire Capitalism. According to WikipediaLaissezfaire (/ˌlɛseɪˈfɛr-/, French: [lɛsefɛʁ] ) is an economic system in which transactions between private parties are free from government interference such as regulations, privileges, tariffs, and subsidies.”

The Importance of Philosophy states “Laissez Faire Capitalism. “Laissez Faire” is French for “leave alone” which means that the government leaves the people alone regarding all economic activities. It is the separation of economy and state.”

We can also refer to this economic system as unhampered capitalism.

Unfortunately, Laissez Faire Capitalism takes the rap for the nefarious activities of the Elite and its Soldiers. That’s exactly the way these swindlers want it. Sadly, ivory tower intellectuals and members of the Hive Mind Mentality soak up their anti-capitalistic BS. They’ve even convinced people that anti-capitalism is real capitalism. George Orwell’s great book 1984 warned us about doublespeak.

The Conspiracy

The further on you read, you’ll begin to understand…special interests, would-be dictators and governments have always interfered with the smooth workings of the free market for their benefit. Government interventionism and socialist schemes prevent the economic/social system of Laissez Faire Capitalism from blossoming.

We can trace the destruction of our modern economic system back to the year 1913. That is when it received a double whammy. The Elite and its Soldiers foisted the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Income Tax on the American citizens. The screwing of the productive citizen proceeded as planned.

It’s time to hit you with a sordid story of power and greed. I introduce to you, the history behind the creation of the Federal Reserve System, a tale that should convince you…members of the Elite were responsible for the birth of this monstrosity. Cronyism was about to run amok. You must realize Crony Capitalism is not Laissez Faire Capitalism. It’s anti-capitalism.

Purpose of the Federal Reserve System
                                                        Purpose of the Federal Reserve System

Drift back in time to November 1910 and experience the scattering of the devil’s seeds that grew into deadly weeds…strangling Laissez Faire Capitalism.

In November of 1910, some of these vultures came together at the Jekyll Island Hunt Club on Jekyll Island, Georgia. What were they hunting? The biggest prize of all, the absolute and complete control of all the money in America which means control of all America and with it the power to make slaves of all the people.

Those who attended were: Senator Nelson Aldrich (Nelson Rockefeller’s maternal grandfather); A. Piatt Andrew, Economist and Assistant Secretary of the Treasury; Frank Vanderlip, President of the National City Bank of New York; Henry P. Norton, President of Morgan’s First National Bank of New York; Paul Moritz Warburg, a German who was partner in the New York banking house of Kuhn, Loeb Co.; Benjamin Strong, an aid to J. P. Morgan.

Paul Warburg was credited as the architect of the bill which was passed by Congress.” Members of the Elite began their conspiracy against innocent citizens.

The Elite’s Larcenous Dream Comes True

Did you know that on May 20, 1895 the Supreme Court declared a Federal Income Tax unconstitutional? Of course, members of the Elite never gave up their efforts to plunder you and I. In February of 1913 the Federal Income Tax was ratified. It levied a 1% tax on all incomes over $3000—and a progressive surtax on all incomes over $20,000. Interventionists, do-gooders and altruists praised it. In fact, along with the Federal Reserve System, it was the first step toward a complete confiscation of private property…a liberty violator’s dreams come true.

The Mafia Couldn't Confiscate as Much Wealth as the Government
                               The Mafia Couldn’t Confiscate as Much Wealth as the Government

The Federal Reserve System encouraged government spending to soar to the stratosphere. It also allowed them to create artificial booms—the artificial booms that always result in busts. It “accomplishes” this by increasing the money supply through the means of artificially lowering the rate of interest. Members of the Elite receive the fiat money first…guaranteeing these purveyors of human misery make enormous profits. The rest of us are left holding an empty money sack. The less astute among us start blaming Laissez Faire Capitalism for our misfortunes…when in fact it’s the anti-capitalism of the Elite robbing us blind.

Our economic and political system stinks of corruption and cronyism. Years of government interventionism and Federal Reserve easy money policies lined the pockets of members of the Elite and their soldiers…at our expense. Now each day our economic system spirals closer and closer to a collapse and possible death.

And how does our economic “doctors” treat the patient? With the arsenic of Zero Interest Rate Policy (ZIRP), Quack Quantitative Easing(QQE) and threats of Negative Interest Rate Policy (NIRP)…that guarantee the patient expires from a combination of dehydration and massive internal bleeding.

Laissez Faire Capitalism

Are you beginning to see…everything Soldiers of the Elite say about capitalism amounts to “The Big Lie.” In order to steal your wealth…they institute social and anti-capitalist economic policies that are contrary to your best interest. Then these liars and propagandists have the nerve to blame capitalism. Incredibly, ivory tower intellectuals and members of the Hive Mind Mentality fell for it.

Let me ask you…Do you really believe anything the Mainstream Press says? Gee…its pollsters and journalists were predicting a Hillary Clinton victory. Talk about lack of credibility. How about absolutely no credibility.

Economic theory based on human action proves beyond a reasonable doubt that Laissez Faire Capitalism is the only social system that benefits the vast majority of individuals. You must remember that all human action is economic because you choose what course of action you will take or will not take. Denial of economics amounts to denial of self-determination.

The important thing to realize…it was capitalism that delivered the masses from the days of old—from poverty and destitution—and filled their horn of plenty with goods and services that were previously unheard of. Unfortunately we have never experienced the marvels of Laissez Faire Capitalism. Governments and special interests have been sabotaging it from the start…with destructive schemes of government interventionism and anti-life systems of socialism.

Do you get it? This is how they rip you off. It’s obvious…government interference with market phenomena isn’t for your benefit. If you think it is…you better wake up and face reality…before it’s too late.

The science of human action (praxeology) proves beyond a reasonable doubt…Laissez Faire Capitalism is the only social system that can supply men and women with the goods and services they require for their existence. All other social systems thwart the effort of the individual to provide for the requirements of his life. Apparently, unwary supporters of the Elite’s schemes of socialism and government interventionism need to retake their mind and life back…and squarely face reality.

If you desire wealth, abundance and prosperity…and long for a world of peace and harmony, you will wholeheartedly support the system of Laissez Faire Capitalism.

RA Meyer – Master the Social Maze

Federal Reserve Causes Global Economic Collapse – True or False

As you read every word of this article…you will realize the Federal Reserve System sits in first place as Public Enemy Number One. You do realize the Fed stands for the continued screwing of the honest citizen. In addition, it appears its ill-fated monetary policies is causing a global economic collapse.

When Ron Paul states we need to End the Fed, he clearly understands it creates monetary disasters. Is it any wonder the Elite and its Soldiers made sure he never became President.

Note: All their power couldn’t get Hillary Clinton elected…as Donald Trump pulls a stunning upset.

Plain and simple, paper money allows the Elite and its cronies to live at the expense of productive men and women. Plus, its easy money policies help spawn global interventions that lead to all out war. The Fed confers incredible monetary benefits on these power-mongers. Of course, the rest of us suffer the pain of diminished purchasing power, a possible dollar collapse and global conflict.

For members of the Elite, war is a profitable enterprise. According to Cabal Times, the legendary J. P. Morgan (who is believed to represent the mustachioed Mr. Monopoly in the Monopoly board game) realized the limitations they faced in the Western world.

Speaking of Monopoly, I love vanquishing my opponents by buying up choice property and bankrupting them. Of course, who doesn’t love Boardwalk and Park Place. However, I chisel away at them with the cheapest properties, Baltic and Mediterranean Avenues. Putting hotels on those guarantee you a good income. Nothing like monopolizing a corner.

What the Fed's Fiat Money Really Represents
                                                     What the Fed’s Fiat Money Really Represents

 

Internationalism

You can see why the Elite and its Soldiers decided to expand outside the Western world…creating societies free of the limitations they faced in the West.

The fact remains…the destruction of nations and their economic systems hamper the profits of banks and major commercial entities. Still, short term gains remain a powerful incentive for those with greedy ambitions.

Without the onerous Federal Reserve System…the US Government would have a difficult time underwriting American military expenditures. Creating global conflict seems to be one of their favorite pastimes. You ever wonder why we seem to be involved in endless military excursions. You must realize that gold backed money could prevent a lot of human misery. War, what is it good for? It’s good for lining the pockets of those who benefit from military conflicts. The rest of us suffer from death, destruction, a diminished standard of living…and the sword of an economic collapse hanging over our heads.

Let’s face it. The greediest members of the political and financial establishment (the Elite and its Soldiers) have repeatedly demonstrated…the American nation is a means to an end. Do you really believe they give a “rat’s ass” about the sustainability of the American economy and the well-being of the middle class. Their attitude is the hell with us innocent citizens.

Anatomy of a Central Bank Swindle

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if gold, silver and cryptocurrencies replace fiat currencies as a form of payment, unit of account and a store of value. It’s obvious…governments resort to unbacked money in order to fleece its citizens. With the help of central banks they also engage in currency wars that must eventually end in a global economic collapse.

Home of Treacherous Banksters
                                                              Home of Treacherous Banksters

You probably already know who runs governments and central banks…the Elite and its Soldiers.

Fact: The competitive devaluation of currencies races down the slippery speedway towards a deflationary collapse or a hyper-inflationary blow-off. Does anyone see a crack up boom on the horizon?

When a government through the central bank inflates the money supply it causes artificial booms. All artificial booms divert production from the consumers’ most urgent desires into projects that rank lower on their scale of values. In other words, inflation fosters malinvestments—projects that can’t be sustained. QE and ZIRP resulted in the newly created money going to maybe 100,000 people…who “live rather nicely” off today’s $100 trillion casino.

In the end there’s some justice…as the boom suddenly transforms into a bust (the crack up boom). Sadly the injustice occurs…when the rest of us suffer from a global economic collapse.

A few timely questions with simple answers will reveal the anatomy of a central bank swindle. Let’s use the onerous Federal Reserve System as an example.

Who controls our money? The Federal Reserve System. Who directs the flow of the newly created money? The government and the Federal Reserve System.

Let’s face it…our government and the crooked Federal Reserve System work together to make sure the “right people” receive the inflationary money. I probably don’t have to tell you…members of the Elite and their Soldiers do not consider regular citizens as the “right people.”

Freedom relies on money that is beyond the control of greedy politicians, special interests and banksters. Gold, silver and cryptocurrencies offer lovers of liberty hope for a vibrant personal and financial future. Yes! We can become Everyday Warriors for personal liberty and economic freedom.

The Gold Standard

Here’s a fact for you to digest. The gold standard represents liberty, freedom, prosperity and a sound currency. According to the brilliant economist Ludwig von Mises “It was the medium of exchange by means of which Western industrialism and Western capital had borne Western civilization into the remotest parts of the earth’s surface, everywhere destroying the fetters of age-old prejudices and superstitions, sowing the seeds of new life and new well-being, freeing minds and souls and creating riches unheard of before.”

Now That's Real Money
                                                                   Now That’s Real Money

Incidentally, the establishment’s hatred of gold clouds their ability to think clearly—unless of course they’re devising news ways to swindle you. You’ve probably heard paper money enthusiasts call gold “that barbarous relic.” In fact, after Nixon closed the “Gold Window” on August 15, 1971…some establishment “quacks” predicted the price of gold would collapse to $5 per ounce. I guess they were a little off on their prediction. Of course, their hatred for gold forever clouds any possibility of logical reasoning.

Has it occurred to you…the $5 per ounce claim might have been an attempt to convince us to ignorantly accept the Elite’s paper money schemes. These parasites figure were all stuck in the Hive Mind Mentality. We’re supposed to be too dull to see a global economic collapse on the horizon.

Do you wonder how anyone be stupid enough to believe gold would plummet to $5 per ounce. You know, when it comes to establishment economists, any claim of theirs probably rates as pure stupidity—so it’s possible they fall for their own nonsense. Don’t they realize their spurious monetary policies will cause a global economic collapse. Yeah, I’m with Ron Paul. Let’s End the Fed. In addition, along with free, competitve banking…we need the gold standard to slowdown the Elite’s avaricious ways.

We can only hope we don’t receive an illusionary version of the gold standard…after the Elite and it’s Soldiers create a New World Money and a One World Government.

RA Meyer – Master the Social Maze