This is short and easy. It is also important and instructive. The schooling systems deliberately dumb students down. Celebrated former teacher and present day advocate and author offers to us that a sign of a well-educated mind is one that can make connections and is connected to four different things. The four things are thus: Connection to Different Human Styles, Connection to Complex Experiences, Connection to Intellectual Ideas, and Connection to Itself (i.e. self-knowledge)
Yes, the narrative of the “new normal” has been around for so long now that many people have simply grown used to it. The assumption is that the fiscal “new normal” has become the fiscal “normal,” and though the fundamentals continue to strain under the weight of poor global demand and historic debt levitated by extraneous fiat stimulus, the masses feel far less fear than is warranted. Hey, why should they? We’ve managed around eight years skating on thin ice, why shouldn’t we expect eight more years of the same? The banking elites have done the job they set out to do, which was to drive the economy to the very edge of the financial cliff, and then keep it suspended there until the general public became comfortable living next door to the abyss.
At long last there is a MAJOR competitive narrative to organization of human beings and ways of life. At long last, the vice-like grip that mainline, entrenched institutions and organizations and persons is weakening, even considerably. For as many problems as globalism surely presents, it would perhaps be seen as a positive that at last competition emerges and opportunities for convalescing changes sprout. Many do not see it this way. The basic boilerplate rejoinder to the Americanism statement or something akin to it seems to be the following: HEY…I DON’T LIKE THAT GUY…AND AMERICA IS RACIST!
Borders of nations, states and even towns and villages, are not just lines on a map or invisible barriers in the dirt. This is what the elites and the mainstream media would like us to believe. Instead, borders when applied correctly represent principles; or at least, that is supposed to be their function. Human beings are natural community builders; we are constantly seeking out others of like-mind and like-purpose because we understand subconsciously that groups of individuals working together can (often but not always) accomplish more. That said, human beings also have a natural tendency to value individual freedom and the right to voluntary association. We do not like to be forced to associate with people or groups that do not hold similar values.
Control the money and you control the people. The federal government has done just that in the Unites States. Over the last hundred years, the federal government and the Federal Reserve, a privately owned bank cartel conceived of in secret, have waged a war on sound money in America. They’ve ended the free circulation of gold (and, for a time, criminalized its ownership), while imposing taxes on those who trade with it. They’ve replaced gold and silver coins, and the promise of gold redeem-ability on IOUs, with paper money and credit. An ever-expanding volume of fiat money has replaced sound money as the primary medium of exchange. Liberty-loving citizens, savers and consumers who use Federal Reserve Notes (commonly referred to as “dollars”) in exchange for goods and services all have a vested interest in restoring the soundness of our money – whether they know it or not.