Re: To all those who bashed me and called me out
posted at 10/6/2011 12:42 PM EDT
In Response to Re: To all those who bashed me and called me out
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: To all those who bashed me and called me out : You clearly ignored my sidenote but yes I think being the wealthiest country on the planet for 2/3 of a century would justify recovery.
Posted by Thesemenarecowards[/QUOTE]
That's what the delusional believe
The Great Depression helped to transform this nation into the mess it is today, ever hear of the New Deal? All old ways out, new ways in. The great depression was a pre-text for getting a very specific agenda passed. Good-bye gold standard (at least partially at the time but paving the way for 100%), hello fiat currency, good-bye self-sufficiency, hello welfare, good-bye Republic, Hello Democracy/Collectivism/Socialism/Tyranny, etc etc etc not to mention all the new EO's and bills that were passed during that time.....And I am guessing you aren't aware that FDR stole all of our gold either? He made it illegal for WE THE PEOPLE to own GOLD - ie WEALTH (which is why I laugh at your comment about us being the wealthiest nation on earth)....Yes, he "compensated" for it but it was pennies on the dollar and, once it was STOLEN (yes, because we had no choice, it was INVOLUNTARY) the price of gold doubled overnight. That's theft of a very high magnitude.
The fact there was a "boom" in the 50 and 60's was just a temporary illusion. OK perhaps compared to other nations we had more but if we are NOT able to OWN OUR LAND (ie no property taxes) and not have to contibue to welfare and could have kept our gold, etc etc that would be true wealth. You see, wealth, by definition, means that you can pass something down from generation to generation and that you didn't have to worry about living from paycheck to paycheck. Can you pass "wealth" down from generation to generation? Of course not. Because it is not yours. It is the governments first. Then take it and then tell you what % of it you can keep/pass down. That ain't wealth. The most basic principle of Wealth is ownership and you do not own ANYTHING. Nothing. Everything you think you "own" is either taxed or will be taxes or must be registered and/or licensed (you can research the definition of license on your own but essentially means you do not own, you just have a usage privilage but you can not break any part of the contract of you pay fines/go to jail). Therefore, you can never be truly weathly.
NO OWNERSHIP = NO WEALTH
Another important pillar of wealth is being able to store it. How can you store money if, as a result of just printing more, there is constant inflation? IE your dollar today will only be worth a quarter in the near future. No real money = no real weath.
Now if you want to say that we were able to enjoy a booming work force and pay for toys with whatever money we had left over after it was taken from us, then I will certainly agree with you there.
But make no mistake about it - our economy has been based on DEBT since 1913. How can you be wealthy if your entire system is based on DEBT? (ie you do not own something if there is a LIEN on it...ever hear of UNALIENABLE? it means it can not be taken away. ie you own it. if something is LIENABLE you do not own it because it can be taken away)
But that's OK believe what you want. Sorry, but you can not change history. If you want to get "past" the great depression you have to have all of those bills and supreme court rulings (thanks to FDR, the father of modern Socialism in America) overturned.
Just like the Sox can not get past their 0-6 start; unless you can erase those 6 losses from the standings forever.......