“Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But since no one was listening, everything must be said again.” – André Gide
The current Obamacare and debt ceiling debates are classic examples of the ignored wisdom of elders. Politicians cannot simply say NO to unpayable promises they hope will secure their jobs. When they inevitably can’t honor their debts they cannot help but hunt down other people’s money to pay their tab. I suppose it’s as H. L. Mencken said, “most people want security in this world, not liberty.” It is this false sense of security that will cause people to give up all their essential liberty’s, and as Ben Franklin predicted, resulting in them getting neither liberty nor safety.
“Men prefer a false promise to a flat refusal…” – Quintus Cicero
The desire for power and perks by politicians has not changed throughout history, and it is the basis for the stagflation that is currently putting Main Street through the grinder. There are very few people who truly know what they’re talking about, and do not bow to the establishment or contort the truth for ulterior motives. Martin Armstrong is one of the unique few, and he recently offered his experienced-based insight when answering a question about inflation versus deflation.
Armstrong’s global experience and unbiased research is utilized by many institutions around the world, but not our govt because it might erode their power and perks. Like Twisted Little Things, Armstrong believes it is essential to spread the truth so the folks can focus their attention in the right place before we crash and burn – and if we do crash and burn, then as many people as possible will be informed to help rebuild our Constitution-based govt, instead of exchanging perceived safety for tyranny.
It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds” – Samuel Adams
I am hopeful that the rapid dissemination of information via the Internet will help clear the fog of propaganda and prevent history from repeating. I fear that the desire by politicians to hold on to power is stronger than the folks desire for Liberty. The propagandist have the means to saturate the airwaves and digital space. I pray the folks will act when they discover the truth.