4/19/2013 Portland, Oregon – Pop in your mints…
We leave you this Friday with some foor for thoughts on Nature’s struggle from our upcoming eBook. Enjoy!
The natural world strives daily to achieve a perfect state of balance. Events and occurrences that, taken by themselves, appear chaotic and devoid of meaning are part of a grand rebalancing of the earth’s delicate state. These events are the splash of color across an oppressive gray sky that hints at the rainbow that will soon appear.
The natural world exists in a constant state of subtle agitation and violent quakes, yet each ebb and flow in the natural world is the physical expression of a desire to achieve a state that by definition will never be perfected:
Homeostasis, the tendency toward a relatively stable equilibrium between interdependent elements, is all at once a state of being that already exists and one that will never exist, for the natural world’s constant striving towards this state ensures that a perfect balance will never be achieved.
Yet despite the constant struggles in the natural world, the clashes between immovable objects and irresistible forces, the interplay between predator and prey, and the aggregation of slow processes which unite to cause large scale natural spectacles and events, are living proof of the laws that they are governed by, a set of rules that we hold out as natural law.
Mankind, for all of its virtues, has tacitly adopted a large scale delusion with regards to the natural world. The delusion is this, that all of nature’s struggles, interplays, and slow processes can be tamed or manipulated to bring about a constant state of balance in which he can plan, build, and operate with a high degree of certainty.
The widespread belief in this delusion, while seemingly noble and painstakingly practical, has flourished and proliferated under the current monetary system, in which the monetary premium, which is the highest expression of value that can be attributed to a good, has been completely removed from the natural world and is largely attributed to debt instruments, which ultimately rest on nothing more than the well intended promises of men.
Mankind’s day to day activities, which are the result of the choices that each man or woman individually take, often unconsciously, are largely dedicated to obtaining an increased portion of the monetary premium. With this given, it holds that the activities of mankind, to the extent that they succeed in their pursuit of the monetary premium, serve to throw the natural world ever further out of its delicate balance, which in turn gives rise to nature’s need to rebalance itself in order to comply with the immutable natural laws under which it must operate.
This volume, which is the most important and forms the basis for the previous five and all subsequent volumes in the Why what we use as Money Matters series, deals with natural law and mankind’s most suitable response to its many and varied demands, the capitalistic system.
It does so by presenting the ideologic basis of the true capitalistic system, a system rooted in the principles of freedom and private property. It further examines the specific demands of natural law and mankind’s failed response to it, which is the large scale socialist system which is violently forced upon mankind through the mechanism of large scale government. The concept of the large scale socialist system is referred to throughout this volume as a product of the “might makes right,” mentality.
While mankind is a mere forty years into the present monetary experiment in which the monetary premium has been increasingly associated with debt instruments, the effects of the removal of the monetary premium from the natural world are already evident. The consequences are staggering, and are currently manifesting themselves in the natural world through a phenomenon that has been labeled climate change.
The label is woefully misleading, as the climate is not simply changing, rather, the natural world is becoming increasingly unstable as it desperately seeks to balance as the activities of men, which previously worked in relative harmony with nature, with the immutable demands of natural law.
The current debt based monetary system and its tendency towards centralized planning and decision making has not only caused significant imbalances in trade and resource allocation, it is increasingly causing the earth itself to react more and more violently as it alone strives to comply with the demands of natural law.
For mankind, once the earth’s unwitting yet faithful custodian, has become its well meaning adversary. The root of this growing antagonism between man and nature is money, and the only remedy is to return the monetary premium to its rightful place in the natural realm.
For so long as it rests solely on the hopes and dreams of mankind, the power of the monetary premium is in the employ of the most destructive force on the planet.
Stay tuned and Trust Jesus.
Key Indicators for April 19, 2013
Copper Price per Lb: $3.15
Oil Price per Barrel: $88.01
Corn Price per Bushel: $6.52
10 Yr US Treasury Bond: 1.70%
Mt Gox Bitcoin price in US: $119.50
FED Target Rate: 0.15% ON AUTOPILOT, THE FED IS DEAD!
Gold Price Per Ounce: $1,407 THE GOLD RUSH IS STILL ON!
MINT Perceived Target Rate*: 0.25%
Unemployment Rate: 7.6%
Inflation Rate (CPI): -0.2%
Dow Jones Industrial Average: 14,548
M1 Monetary Base: $2,437,900,000,000 LOTS OF DOUGH ON THE STREET!
M2 Monetary Base: $10,645,600,000,000