Crisis, Dullards And Wake-up Call
By: Jim Willie CB
Sunday, 8 January 2017
Many people who have been steady loyal dedicated even honorable investors in the gold & silver trade as personal protection for life savings have endured struggles with the family and friends. Whether the conversations are with dullards or stubborn types, maybe educated and formerly successful types, maybe those who are stuck in the paper world of shuffled investments of seemingly no basis, it is of no matter. The battle has been for a few years to convince those around us that a deep contracted crisis is underway. The battle has been to convince that a paradigm shift is in progress. The battle to convince family, friends, colleagues, neighbors, and acquaintances that the financial and economic system is facing a profound risk of total breakdown has been difficult. Most people are stuck in their own cocoon with family duties and business responsibilities, to be sure. Many people are also stuck within entrenched assumptions, most of which are false and easily dismissed. Many people simply do not care, since the official thermometer and barometer readings all read normal if not healthy signals, but then again they are rigged much like icing a thermometer from a rabidly sick man with a high fever. No resolution to certain pervasive intractable problems can come easily, not without a tumultuous sequence of events. The climax appears to have begun last year, while the breakdown accelerates.
SLEEPY DULL MASSES
The sleepy masses are not so much stupid as they are deceived. The dopey masses are not so much deranged as they are badly educated. The myopic masses are not so much apathetic as they are distracted. The wrong-footed masses are not so much debilitated as they are lied to constantly. The ignorant masses are not so much simple-minded as they are dedicated to watching rigged market indexes. They tend to be defiant when confronted by those who are well studied, as their reaction is clear indication of diminished ego and varnished embarrassment. They are not so truly lost as they are duped by watching their mutual funds, IRA funds, and 401k funds rising from the multi-$trillion hyper monetary inflation underway. They regard it as stimulus when they fail to notice the near complete capital destruction with the USEconomy, if not the entire Western Economy. The dullard masses might not awaken until their stock accounts are diminished in value, and some portion of their savings accounts are stolen. They might even cheer with the new Ministry of Truth being installed.
The phenomenon of mass deception and widespread ignorance is a fascinating topic. It has been well studied by the Jackass, and written upon in the past. Many people are just not interested in the macro financial situation and its degradation. Many people prefer to maintain the comfort of false perceptions since they feel a wondrous security. Many people believe the lies told to them, out of some warped political obligation or duty. Many people are stuck within the current system, dependent upon the paper game and rigged markets, even perhaps the political favors bestowed upon them. Many people are overwhelmed with the task of human survival and household continuation, and thus cannot afford the time or energy to focus much attention elsewhere toward the big picture. Quotes from Goebbels only touch upon the surface. To be sure, if a big astounding lie is told often enough, and by powerful people, echoed by the dutiful press, then the people will tend to believe the lie in the majority. The Jackass adds a Goebbels Corollary. Most people would prefer to be told and to accept a lie, rather than to be confronted with and to deal with a magnificent powerful evil force in their midst. This is very complex.
PROBING DEFINITIVE QUESTIONS