Take Heart in the New Day

For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path that may have heart, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length–and there I travel looking, looking breathlessly.”
Carlos Castaneda, The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge

Does your path have heart? Are you able to take heart in the new day. If you can’t…your path is void of heart.

Have you thought about those unfortunate people who awaken in the morning…desperately hoping dreams of joy and happiness somehow renewed them. Much to their dismay, they unhappily discover their slumbers reinforced their misery?

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Self-Actualization – Conquering the Illusions of Progressives

Men and women pay lip service to personal liberty and economic freedom. How many actually capture them…reaching a state of self-actualization? The many illusions that permeate the Hive Mind Mentality guarantee enlightened self-interest remains a distant dream. In fact, it’s possible…most people remain unaware an accelerated state of awareness exists. The Objectivist Warrior lives it most of his life.

My main purpose in unleashing Master the Social Maze is to demonstrate self-actualization isn’t just a state…advanced masters reach in their deepest meditations. It manifests as a way of life you can practice on a daily basis. The pleasures of the body, mind and spirit are yours for the taking.

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Speak Your Mind – Even if Nobody Likes It

Are you afraid you will offend people if you speak your mind? Does that cause you to keep your opinions to yourself?

Of course, there are times when it’s best to remain silent. An intelligent person recognizes the power of silence. You don’t want to spout off opinions that have no substance. You want your words to resonate with power and authority. A Master Sales Pro knows listening gets more results than talking.

President-Elect Donald Trump speaks his mind…whether anyone likes it or not. And people criticize him for it. Regardless, he won the election over that “outstanding” candidate Hillary Clinton. Makes you wonder why Hillary didn’t receive more flak. She’s always willing to speak her mind…even when she’s telling an obvious lie.

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Money Tree, Gold and One World Money

Do you ever dream about coming across a money tree? Well, I’m going to have to bust your bubble. Damn…I can’t do that either. The Fed owns the only money tree and the largest monetary bubble. Unfortunately, for many people…one day the Fed’s tree will go bare and the bubble will burst. When, where and how…nobody knows.

Easy Money Addicts, the Money Tree and the Mogambo Guru

I was feeling particularly low, having sunk into a sloppy, self-pitying, tequila-fueled, drunken introspection after (again) failing to achieve blissful Nirvana, this time per my wonderful new (“Why didn’t I think of it before?”) theory, which is to finally attain true transcendence through sheer, strict gluttony.

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Trump’s Scam or Dealmaking Ability

You might wonder what’s going on with Donald Trump. He appears to be backtracking on some of his campaign promises. Did he run a scam on the voters…or is he tuning up his dealmaking ability.

Robert Ringer states “He (Trump) instinctually adapts to changing circumstances as he goes along, because his focus is on results rather than the petty little stuff that the media gets so twitterpated about. With that in mind, perhaps he’s just humoring the Radical Left and all this is nothing more than an “Art of the Deal” head-fake strategy. So, at least for now, let’s give him the benefit of the doubt.”

Well, let’s see if we should give him the benefit of the doubt.

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Donald Trump – Enemy of the Fed?

Mastering the Social Maze means you understand the Fed attempts to block you from achieving financial independence. It exists to feed the greedy aspirations of the Elite and its Soldiers…at your expense.

Here’s Ron Paul reporting from Laissez Faire Today “President-elect Donald Trump has acknowledged that, while his business benefits from lower interest rates, the Fed’s policies hurt most Americans.

During the campaign, Mr. Trump also promised to make audit the fed part of his first 100 days agenda. Unfortunately, since the election, President-elect Trump has not made any statements regarding monetary policy or the audit the fed legislation.”

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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 Objectivist 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.

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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