Wednesday, August 26, 2009


You have to choose [as a voter] between trusting to the natural stability of gold and the natural stability of the honesty and intelligence of the members of the Government. And, with due respect for these gentlemen, I advise you, as long as the Capitalist system lasts, to vote for gold - George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

The previous quote was the introduction to an interview by the Daily Bell of Web of Debt author Ellen Brown.

What came to mind in reading this quote and interview was how much we are embedded with the past and the status quo. It brought to mind the statements and questions of Robert F. Kennedy, a man of our past who was looking and speaking of our future.

The following are some of my favorite RFK quotations that are applicable here:

All of us might wish at times that we lived in a more tranquil world, but we don't. And if our times are difficult and perplexing, so are they challenging and filled with opportunity.

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.

I believe that, as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil.

Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.

Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies.

There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?

My dream is that someday a future generation will read articles and interviews on our capitalism, free market, economics, stimulus, and the economics of healthcare reform, and that it will be as esoteric, nontransparent, and complex to them in their time as it is esoteric, nontransparent, and complex to most folks when they read today’s economist explanations of those same economic issues and events.

The problem is the money stuff! The problem is not only should we not trust government, but free market capitalist as well. The people of America and the world are in a no win situation. The quagmire we are in can easily be dug out of over time once we understand that money is the single problem for 99.9% of our problems. Once the world understands that, and we move toward a societal system that has abandoned money, everything will be golden (no pun intended). It is that simple. Once we do that, then these lawyer-economists, armchair economist, bona fide economist, free market capitalist, and the government will be able to find something productive to do, and something of which will not be an obstacle, but will be beneficial to the human race.

Just think about it, along with so many other things, with the abandonment of money, future generations will not even know of Business cycles and central banks.

Money, in what ever form, whether It be gold, a fiat dollar, tulips, toothpicks or a Roman coin, is, has been, and always will be coercive, a hindrance to innovation and creativity, and a deterrent to probity and our evolution. The old adage that the love of money is the root of all-evil has never been truer than it is today.