Somebody tell my mother if I die


I’m fine, thank you.

I was making Boring Chicken Vegetable Soup for dinner, staring into the filling garbage, and thought of this song from fifty years ago. Followed by its Vietnam-era moan. Most of that band is dead now, BTW.

And for today’s young people:

“1984
Knockin’ on your door
Will you let it come?
Will you let it run your life?

It’s time you started thinking inside your head
That you should stand up and fight
Oh just where will you be when your freedom is dead
Won’t you listen tonight?”

Supporting individuals

This past Saturday evening into night I walked five miles over three hours in Manchester, New Hampshire, with two individuals. Several items of interest, incidental to our enjoyable experiences:

  • My first impression was that it could have been this time last year. People who had spent a long winter and spring indoors were happy to be outdoors.
  • There were small differences from 2019 in that outdoor and indoor tables were widely spaced, and a few customers wore masks. We ate a meal indoors that included good paella, ceviche, and calamari.
  • I didn’t see instances of violence or property crimes.
  • I observed social deviancy in ~1% of the people. A crazy person talked to herself while walking down the sidewalk carrying a plastic garbage bag full of who-knows-what – worldly belongings? One homeless person slept off a binge, another engaged in a binge with a bottle in front of him, while a third walked glassy-eyed, accompanied by counsel.

I didn’t see any people my chronological age outdoors. Okay, it was Saturday night.


I encourage every individual to take responsibility for every aspect of each of our own one precious life.

I strongly object to destroying society among individuals, especially young people’s social and economic lives. Current cover stories promise to destroy a person’s social presence, reputation, residence, economic development – whatever it takes – to conform them to the desired “norm.”

Should we destroy society to ostensibly (“outwardly appearing as such; professed; pretended“) protect people who don’t take responsibility for themselves?

  • For our own non-communicable diseases like Type 2 diabetes, obesity, etc., that make us susceptible to other diseases?
  • For our own neglected health issues that we look to others to resolve instead of looking to ourselves?

Will Part II be governments granting themselves even more powers with a cover story that they will restore the order they destroyed?


The individuals I walked with support open-carry firearms. Instances of property crimes and violence I saw: 0 among ~400 people outdoors. I saw three that supported open carry:

  1. A pub owner or manager;
  2. A person on Manchester’s main street; and
  3. A person shouting from their car.

Instances of property crimes and violence in US cities on Saturday night who prohibit open-carry? Look up:

  • Seattle (at least 59 people injured by mob violence);
  • Portland (another day after day, week after week, month after month of unarrested mob property crimes and violence);
  • Chicago (another day that added to the 2,200+ people shot by gangs during 2020).

What went on in your city this past Saturday night?

The amount of money being created has almost gone vertical

From Saved by the printing press – for now:

“In the three-month period ended 6/11/2020, the Fed balance sheet expanded by 66% as it grew from $4.2 Trillion to $7.2 Trillion. Most of that growth has been the purchase of US Treasuries as the Fed has had to monetize deficits.

If you find yourself wondering how the government can issue this much debt and still maintain ‘full faith and credit’ in the currency then you are not alone.

Who is financing these deficits? The Fed.

The amount of money being created has almost gone vertical.”


Any doubt about where we’re headed?

“A display of extremely high food prices during hyperinflation” from Rare Historical Photos.


From Currency devaluation, the most destructive policy of all, the next trick to be pulled out of a hat:

“Devaluation policy sends false price signals into the economy, which leads to more investing mistakes than would otherwise happen.

Keynes wasn’t right about much, but early in his career he was absolutely right about currency devaluation. It is a process that engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and it does so in a manner that not one man in a million will be able to diagnose.”

Transcendental experiences

Among the everyday repetitive experiences and challenges, there are moments when I have to stop working, or pull into a parking lot, or just stop. Most of the time it’s when I’m listening to the transcendental music of Mozart written in the later years of his short life.

Start this next piece, and go about your business while listening. Even played at this modern pace, you may soon find the textures make you sit down, close your eyes, and wonder at places like from 12:00 to 12:30 and 22:30 to 23:00 what went on with Mozart and his audiences 233 years ago that evoked what’s still enjoyed today:

https://app.idagio.com/recordings/22495241

“I’ve been playing this symphony in the orchestra this week, alongside a symphony by Mozart’s contemporary, Antonio Salieri. It’s impossible to define fully what sets Mozart’s music apart from the well-crafted but ordinary Salieri. But the array of voices and motives swirling around in the “Prague” Symphony make this music come alive in a unique and sublime way.”

At other times, it’s listening to music Beethoven composed when he was almost deaf:

Hear the brook flow

What should be is different than what is

A view from Hong Kong:

“If you read the explanations put forward by MMT advocates you could come away with the impression that the ‘theory’ is a discovery or original insight, but nothing could be further from the truth. What MMT actually does is employ accounting tautologies and a very superficial view of how monetary inflation affects the economy to justify theft on a grand scale.

When government creates money out of nothing and then exchanges that money for real resources, it is exchanging nothing for something. In effect, it is diverting resources to itself without paying for them. This is a form of theft, but it is surreptitious because the seller of the resources does not incur the cost of the theft.

MMT being bad from both ethical and economics perspectives probably won’t get in the way of its implementation. It has great appeal to the political class. For all intents and purposes MMT is already being put into practice in the US.

There is now a high probability of systemic collapse during this decade. What comes next could be worse.”

https://tsi-blog.com/2020/07/the-brave-new-world-of-mmt/ “The Brave New World of MMT”


Gold sniffs this out, rising from $1,400 to over $1,600, $1,700, $1,800, $1,900, $2,000 USD / oz. in 2020. How much higher will government theft take it?

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Image from Gold Switzerland.

Children playing with stacks of hyperinflated currency during the Weimar Republic, 1922

Image from Rare Historical Photos

One of these numbers is not like the others

117622 / 330937295 = 0.000355

or 0.0355%

.133 x 330937295 = 44,014,660

So 44+ million people were thrown out of work in the US to justify and accompany a cover story of a disease that would have to triple its death rate to reach one-tenth of one percent?

Are we a nation of math illiterates? This makes sense only to those who are impelled to gain power over people’s lives for no reason other than to have power.

No wonder the narrative changed four weeks ago to race.

What topics have your conversations been obsessed with the past four weeks? Are you running with the herd? Take caution of the herd’s destination.