The Price of Freedom

2021 January 19
by justrand

[updated from a Price of Freedom from several years ago]

The first section of T.H. White’s book ‘The Once and Future King’ became the basis for the Disney movie ‘The Sword in the Stone’.  In T.H. White’s retelling of the Arthurian legend   Merlin changes the young Arthur (“Wart”) into various creatures to teach him life lessons.

During one of Wart’s episodes he is changed into an ant, and as he enters the ant colony he sees a sign that reads: “EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY”.  Even as a young child when I read that I felt a chill run through me…and now as an adult I feel that same chill.

When I read the book in the early 60’s there were layers upon layers of American history, culture, traditions and laws that insulated me and America from this “everything not forbidden is compulsory” philosophy ever becoming the standard for our life.  Sure, the USSR, Red China, North Korea, et al, were all suffering under such a decree…but America??  NEVER!

Well, “never” turned out to be pretty short-lived.  Who knew?  Those layers-upon-layers of protection have been stripped away, and now a puppet is about to be installed in the basement of the White House, and his puppet-masters will move quickly to dictate every aspect of our lives.

Biden’s puppet-masters will make sure we know that T.H. White’s phrase works in both directions:

“Everything not FORBIDDEN is COMPULSORY”

-and-

“Everything not COMPULSORY is FORBIDDEN”

For our own good…of course. And if you DARE to question ANY proclamation by the Biden Regime, you will be labeled a “Domestic Terrorist”.

Almost every media outlet has been hosting panels of “experts” PRAISING what Twitter, Facebook and the rest of BigTech are doing to censor voices and the news.  These “experts” routinely declare that we Americans have “too many choices” for where we get our news and other information.  They also routinely support government oversight of “news”…to fight against “disinformation”, of course.  For our own good.

If we will all just COMPLY with the new regime, TRUST them to “screen” our news, OBEY their orders limiting our choices (food, fuel, etc), and DISARM ourselves, then America can become the “paradise” the Left has screeched yearned for.

But wait, there already IS such a “paradise”!!

  • There everything not forbidden is compulsory…and vice versa.
  • Everything is recycled
  • Virtually ZERO use of fossil-fuels
  • NO squabbling or disagreeing
  • NO nighttime “light pollution” (perfect for star-gazers!)
  • Near 100% reliance on public-transit, and public housing
  • Full Government “oversight” of all news and information

Where, you ask, is this paradise?  North Korea!!  Yes, comrades, and all this awesomeness is coming here starting tomorrow!

Freedom to speak (and disagree), make choices (even bad ones), and be self-reliant, is often messy…and hard.   But every time a choice is taken from you, whether by force or by a “nudge”, your freedom is diminished that much more.  Every time you withhold your opinion lest you be perceived as “un-civil” you’ve surrendered a portion of your freedom.  Every time something it taken from you for the “common good”, your freedom is eroded that much more.

You do not have the luxury of simply living your life and minding your own business any more, for the armies of those intent on minding your business FOR you are growing every day.

Tyranny is neat, clean and sterile…“bad” choices are not possible!  We Americans, on the other hand, have always insisted on making on our own choices, and living with the consequences of those choices…even the bad ones.  That’s a price we’ve always been willing to pay.  I pray we’re still willing to pay it, for it’s the Price of Freedom

101 Responses leave one →
  1. 2021 January 19 2:32 pm
    [1]
    justrand permalink

  2. 2021 January 19 2:39 pm
    [2]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

  3. 2021 January 19 2:40 pm
    [3]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Wonder if this will this pay more than social security.

  4. 2021 January 19 2:44 pm
    [4]
    Eph permalink

    Wonder how many Republicans will vote yes.

    A lot!

  5. 2021 January 19 2:59 pm
    [5]
    drdog09 permalink

    3,

    Nope, not for somebody like me.

    The Dims are so short sighted. They clamor for the checks not realizing two things:

    * Stop worrying about the checks, open the economy back up, put people back to work. I would rather see the money go for ‘infrastructure projects’ even as much as a boondoggle most of them are.
    * The checks will in fact increase the economic disparity between those have/havenot individuals. A person like myself will shove the extra money into gold/silver/commodities so that when the hyperinflation hits I hopefully can weather the storm. Everyone else not so much.

    Short answer — screwing over their constitutents.

  6. 2021 January 19 3:03 pm
    [6]
    justrand permalink

    drdog, the Dims are TRYING to crash the economy!

    As for buying gold & silver, I fully expect them to make some “laws” regarding sale and maybe even possession of gold & silver that makes it difficult if not illegal to do so. And SCOTUS will let it slide.

    The Dims can’t have their Socialist “Paradise” until the U.S. is demolished.

  7. 2021 January 19 3:04 pm
    [7]
    justrand permalink

    Good…now they need to get rid of the rest of the vermin. I still like Tucker, and wonder if his strong openings (like last night) are his way of TRYING to get fired (or bought out of his contract)

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/fox-news-political-editor-sat-election-night-decision-desk-laid-off-alongside-20-fox-news-staffers-network-ratings-crater/

  8. 2021 January 19 3:07 pm
    [8]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    lol if it passed, which it won’t…. I think what would happen is severe yield curve steepening…or rather relentless steepening. Equities would crash. Fed would institute yield curve control to stop debt markets from exploding. Inflation measured by CPI would spike. Real interest rates would go hard negative hence gold would moon. At that point you would get a dollar that would be declining in a disorderly trajectory. usually equities go up when the dollar falls, but if like in 1987 (after plaza accord) the world perceives that the US is going through massive devaluation they exit their capital and things would just become disorderly.

  9. 2021 January 19 3:10 pm
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    I just want to point out that you must choose something or somethings to own right now. There was a 25-30% tax on holding cash in 2020 (see the Michael Saylor interview I posted.) I expect 2021 could be even worse. Hence the “safest” asset historically has become unsafe.

    People get nervous equities because they don’t like 30% crash we had in March but holding cash is a guaranteed loss. Hence you must play the game in some form or another.

  10. 2021 January 19 3:19 pm
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    One of the things that’s happened since 1971 Nixon going off the gold standard is we have been hollowing out our manufacturing base and increasing imports to supply the world with enough dollars to act as the reserve. We’ve basically supported the US dollar by decreasing wages on the back of the middle class.

    Now that they are broke, we’re supporting the middle class on the back of the US dollar/currency.

    Taken to an extreme though like 2000 dollar a month checks (24k a year) this would actually represent a national security threat of sorts as the currency would break.

  11. 2021 January 19 3:24 pm
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    justrand permalink

    PRP: “this would actually represent a national security threat of sorts as the currency would break.”

    A “ national security threat…like a “pandemic” or “Climate Change” would be a “CRISIS!”, right?? And what do the Democrats NEVER let go to waste??

  12. 2021 January 19 3:37 pm
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    Eph permalink

    8.

    Yes, it will most definately pass.

  13. 2021 January 19 3:43 pm
    [13]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    In the final days of the Trump admin they were trying to crack down on people have private crypto wallets as well btw.

    Worth being aware of.

    https://www.coindesk.com/fincen-proposes-kyc-rules-for-crypto-wallets

    “Under the advanced notice of proposed rulemaking, users who want to send cryptocurrencies from centralized exchanges to a private wallet would need to provide personal information about the owner of that wallet to the exchanges, if the amount sent is greater than $10,000 in one day. The exchanges would also need to submit and store records involving such transactions with a total value over $10,000 in a given reporting period, or just maintain records for transactions over $3,000.”

  14. 2021 January 19 3:45 pm
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    A work around would be to transfer from wallet #1 to a second wallet that the government doesn’t know about, but the fact that they know about the first wallet is disturbing to me.

  15. 2021 January 19 3:48 pm
    [15]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Janet Yellen Says Cryptocurrencies Are a ‘Concern’ in Terrorist Financing
    The U.S. should examine how it can curtail the use of crypto for illicit financing, the former Fed Chair said.

    https://www.coindesk.com/janet-yellen-says-cryptocurrencies-are-a-concern-in-terrorist-financing

  16. 2021 January 19 3:58 pm
    [16]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Rasmussen final Trump approval poll is
    51 favorable
    48 unfavorable

  17. 2021 January 19 5:04 pm
    [18]

    15 – The standard – if we can’t entirely control it we must stop people from using it ….errr terrorism!

  18. 2021 January 19 5:07 pm
    [19]

    re: fnc dumping Chris Stirewalt … 5 years too late if not 10, he was always an instant channel change.
    Meanwhile they didn’t even play the presidents farewell address…. but you know they want to fix things! LOL

  19. 2021 January 19 5:15 pm
    [20]
    drdog09 permalink

    PRP,

    Make sure you are using a foreign crypto exchange. There is also a crypto that uses a private ledger P2P — ARR. Might see more of that.

  20. 2021 January 19 5:19 pm
    [21]
    drdog09 permalink

    If I was a terrorist using BTC would be the dumbest thing in the world to use. That public ledger is like following a trail of breadcrumbs. Besides there are massive dollars going into fin-tech right now to leverage off of BTC.

    Yellen is scared because BTC is deflationary.

  21. 2021 January 19 5:20 pm
    [22]
    drdog09 permalink

    Who is this FNC you all keep talking about? I have not watched that channel since Wallace barfed sh$%^ at the debate.

  22. 2021 January 19 5:22 pm
    [23]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Ya I’ve always used coinbase because it seems the most trustworthy even though it’s USA. Problem with foreign exchanges reminds me of the Mount Gox situation where everything just got stolen but maybe there are some good ones.

    btw- Biden comes up with a pump the housing market plan. Gives every new buyer 15 grand he can use as a downpayment.

    https://youtu.be/KK-2W2Y4vMk

    Trump probably should have been doing more of these shenanigans if he had wanted to win reelection although I doubt the GOP would have gone for any of it.

  23. 2021 January 19 5:45 pm
    [24]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    “FOX News Did Not Air President Trump’s Farewell Speech Live and in Full – Only Newsmax and OANN Carried it Live”

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/fox-news-not-air-president-trumps-farewell-speech-live-full-newsmax-oann-carried-live/

    Of course, I haven’t watched the channel since they sabotaged Ron Paul’s 08 campaign with clear agenda in my book so this doesn’t really apply much to me.

  24. 2021 January 19 5:51 pm
    [25]
    drdog09 permalink

    “btw- Biden comes up with a pump the housing market plan. Gives every new buyer 15 grand he can use as a downpayment.”

    Actually that’s a ‘give the seller and additional $15k’. As soon as its enacted I would call my agent and say, get on mls and bump the listing up $15k.

  25. 2021 January 19 6:07 pm
    [26]
    justrand permalink

    Tomorrow my American flag comes down…the Gadsden flag goes up

  26. 2021 January 19 6:08 pm
    [27]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Well I guess Tucker and Laura are ok.

  27. 2021 January 19 6:20 pm
    [28]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    “The New Domestic War on Terror is Coming
    No speculation is needed. Those who wield power are demanding it. The only question is how much opposition they will encounter.

    Glenn Greenwald”

    https://greenwald.substack.com/p/the-new-domestic-war-on-terror-is

  28. 2021 January 19 6:23 pm
    [29]
    drdog09 permalink

  29. 2021 January 19 6:38 pm
    [30]
    JimNorCal permalink

    Yeah, it all unraveled pretty quickly.
    It’s an ambitious project: criminalize half of the US population.

  30. 2021 January 19 6:49 pm
    [31]
    justrand permalink

    Glenn Greenwald is no Conservative, but his article is beyond a wake-up call.

    Tonight I’m a White-Straight-Male-Christian-Veteran…on the verge of being declared a “Domestic Terrorist” as of Noon tomorrow, EST.

    Tomorrow, I either need to self-identify as a Black-Transgendered-Female-Muslim-CodePink “person”, or accept the fact that the country I spent 8 years defending as a Marine, is going to come after me for the “crime” of being a Patriot…and prepare for that eventuality.

    I’ll let ya’ll know what I choose. 🙂

  31. 2021 January 19 8:33 pm
    [32]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Mitch McConnell Reportedly Threatened President Trump: “If You Pardon Julian Assange, We are Much More Likely to Convict You in an Impeachment Trial” (VIDEO)

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/mitch-mcconnell-reportedly-threatened-president-trump-pardon-julian-assange-much-likely-convict-impeachment-trial-video/

    Of course now that he has kowtowed to Mitch and Elena Chao, the new plan is to of course impeach Trump!

  32. 2021 January 19 9:41 pm
    [33]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIVqWNocWXk

    another entertaining George Gammon video just posted

  33. 2021 January 20 5:53 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    JR, 6,

    Having pondered the consideration of a repeat of the 1933 steal of gold from the public, I don’t think it will be in the cards if cool heads prevail. But alas nobody said Maoists were cool headed so a hedge is always wise. Be that as it may, I don’t think it is in the cards for the simple reason — They could not store it all.

    There is more gold in public hands than there is held by the central banks, globally. There is also the reminder to the Kenyansians what happened in India when they implemented a stop order on the possession of gold — recession at 7 on the Ricther scale. Plus those Feds and Treasury mavens still believe gold is irrelevant to the operation of an economy. If they believed otherwise the MMT would not roll off their lips like cocaine addict on a binge.

    That aside I have picked out my lake to have a boating accident if necessary.

  34. 2021 January 20 6:03 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Aaaaaah, the Price of Freedom —

    The politically connected receiving funds included Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s wife, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, Jared Kushner, Jay Sekulow (Trump’s Impeachment Lawyer), Grover Norquist, Roger Williams (R-Texas), Vicky Hartzler (R-Missouri), Susie Lee (D-Nevada), Debbie Mucarsel Powell (D-Florida), and Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Georgia) all had bacon grease dripping down their chins.ref 32 Many are republicans from 2020 swing states. Gotta wonder. This list is, beyond doubt, a smattering of the total take.

    — David Collum, Year in Review

    Sounds like the Price of Gluttony to me.

  35. 2021 January 20 7:01 am
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    justrand permalink

    It has been said that: “A retreating army counts every enemy twice“.

    I have to keep reminding myself to NOT do that. The enemy IS powerful, but they do NOT control the people…yet. Their uncontrollable urge to overreach in trying to do so is their greatest weakness. I pray the American people have the fight left in them.

  36. 2021 January 20 7:41 am
    [37]
    drdog09 permalink

    “Appeasers believe that if you keep on throwing steaks to a tiger, the tiger will turn vegetarian.”
    ~ Heywood Broun, former journalist

    Is it possible Heywood was assigned GOP coverage in the last election?

  37. 2021 January 20 7:49 am
    [38]
    Eph permalink

    Are we going to have an inauguration thread???

    hahahahahahha

  38. 2021 January 20 8:21 am
    [39]
    JimNorCal permalink

    Yeah, only part way through Year In Review but it’s a good read.
    Despite constant Dem and MSM screeching I never heard anything against Trump that resonated.
    This piece has some clear examples of mistakes.

  39. 2021 January 20 8:24 am
    [40]
    JimNorCal permalink

    Reports: More Than Half Of House Republicans Sign Petition To Replace Liz Cheney As Conference Chair

    https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/13/liz-cheney-removal-impeachment-vote-458889

  40. 2021 January 20 8:27 am
    [41]

    I watched the trump farewell address on c span at 5;45 this am

  41. 2021 January 20 9:09 am
    [42]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    hedgeye BTC risk ranges today

    NYXBT (BULLISH)
    NYSE BITCOIN INDEX
    low end 33,498
    high end 40,947

    this is a place where I bought this am

  42. 2021 January 20 9:47 am
    [43]
    justrand permalink

    My surprise meter didn’t even register. Biden was just an “electable place-holder”. He usefulness as a puppet will determine how long he gets to hold that place.

    https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2021/01/20/wow-politico-is-no-longer-covering-up-bidens-cognitive-decline-n1398160

  43. 2021 January 20 9:55 am
    [44]
    Eph permalink

    43

    Heels up already being prepped

  44. 2021 January 20 10:06 am
    [45]
    mulletover permalink

    Flying the flag upside down now. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
    Need an emoji.

  45. 2021 January 20 10:07 am
    [46]
    drdog09 permalink

    40,

    Be funny as sh$% if the only person to get impeached & removed is Cheney.

  46. 2021 January 20 10:09 am
    [47]
    justrand permalink

    So, will there be a ‘Reichstag Fire’ today…or will they wait a couple weeks? And WHEN they do, will they invite the Blue Helmets to help put the “fire” out?

    Hmmm??

  47. 2021 January 20 10:27 am
    [49]
    justrand permalink

    mullet, I followed your lead and instead of flying my Gadsden flag now, I am flying my American flag upside down.

    I’ll save the Gadsden flag for later…and my Battle Flag of Northern Virginia for later still.

  48. 2021 January 20 10:43 am
    [50]
    drdog09 permalink

    48,

    Just ordered a new keyboard….

  49. 2021 January 20 11:18 am
    [52]
    justrand permalink

    Eph…80 MILLION attended, in person!! Joe is sooooo beloved!

  50. 2021 January 20 11:45 am
    [53]
    Eph permalink

    Rand,

    I’ve seen a few of these in my day. By far this is #1 on the “I don’t give a shit” scale.

    and it’s across the entire political spectrum. Amazing.

  51. 2021 January 20 1:33 pm
    [54]

    As of today we are no longer a Sovereign Nation. Just as in post Bolshevik Revolution Russia it will be Foreigners (not Chinese) will be determining policy and how and when dissenters are dealt with. Actually the plans have mostly already been made just how and when they will be put into action is the only question.

  52. 2021 January 20 1:48 pm
    [55]

    48, yeah, worse than that….bile has a foul taste.

  53. 2021 January 20 2:00 pm
    [57]
    justrand permalink

    excellent article…and the author was pretty much a “Never Trumper” before. Even a blind dog finds a bone now and again.

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2021/01/resist-joe-biden-2.php

  54. 2021 January 20 2:09 pm
    [58]
    mpt permalink

    Fellow domestic terrorist checking in. Did I miss anything today?

    BTW, my wife just called and said my train tickets were delivered. I asked her “What train tickets?”

  55. 2021 January 20 2:14 pm
    [59]

    58…that’s funny.

  56. 2021 January 20 2:28 pm
    [60]
    drdog09 permalink

    “BTW, my wife just called and said my train tickets were delivered. I asked her “What train tickets?””

    Cattle car or Box car?

  57. 2021 January 20 2:32 pm
    [61]
    drdog09 permalink

    Repeat after me —

    Biden* not Biden,
    Erected not Elected,
    ROWH (Resident of White House) not POTUS

  58. 2021 January 20 2:34 pm
    [62]
    drdog09 permalink

    56,

    More silver n gold is all I can say.

  59. 2021 January 20 3:01 pm
    [63]
    drdog09 permalink

    Biden Institute Refuses To Disclose Donors; Blinken Faces Questions Over $22 Million In Anonymous Chinese Contributions

    Funny how that works isn’t? They hounded Trump about his taxes for 4 years. Biden, crickets.

  60. 2021 January 20 3:02 pm
    [64]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    GWB told James Clyburn at inauguration that he was the “Savior” for endorsing Biden after SC because he felt that only Biden could have beaten Trump.

    https://hotair.com/archives/allahpundit/2021/01/20/clyburn-george-w-bush-told-today-savior-endorsing-biden-beaten-trump/

  61. 2021 January 20 3:04 pm
    [65]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    I have a about 5% physical gold in a safety deposit box that I really don’t trade I just own, but I don’t actually own any digital gold\silver\ETF’s,

    I keep thinking that the yield curve is going to steepen and there is better stuff to buy (emerging markets, commodities, btc, tech, etc etc)

  62. 2021 January 20 3:06 pm
    [66]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    I mean even energy is up like 30% in past three months. Gold is down 4% over past 3 months as is the sri lankan rupee at -4%.

  63. 2021 January 20 3:19 pm
    [67]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBICM3L5sfY

    GG news review for the day. One of my favorite channels

  64. 2021 January 20 3:30 pm
    [69]
    justrand permalink

    instapundit:
    THAT WAS FAST: Minutes after Biden took office, the Report of President Trump’s 1776 Commission (on which my colleague Peter Kirsanow served) was taken off the White House website. I am told a Biden Executive Order has abolished the 1776 Commission already.

    This afternoon I got an email from Pete. As he put it, this “tells you everything about the Left’s priorities–can’t have the truth about America out there for even a minute” and “I’m sure the Fahrenheit 451 crowd is tracking down every copy they can.”

    http://www.newamericancivilrightsproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/The-Presidents-Advisory-1776-Commission-Final-Report.pdf

  65. 2021 January 20 4:06 pm
    [70]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Graham: Sanders Will Use Reconciliation for Green New Deal, Tax Hikes, Medicare for All

    https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2021/01/20/graham-sanders-will-use-reconciliation-for-green-new-deal-tax-hikes-medicare-for-all/

  66. 2021 January 20 4:51 pm
    [71]
    justrand permalink

    PRP…and that’s just for starters!

    1. Filibuster nuked
    2. 20 million illegals on a “path to citizenship”…with a minimum 5-10 million voting in 2022
    3. Supreme Court PACKED (though with Roberts in charge this is probably unnecessary)
    4. Electoral College nuked
    5. Puerto Rico and D.C. installed as States
    6. 1st, 2nd, 4th & 6th Amendments (further) gutted

    Somewhere along the path to tyranny enough resistance appears that the Harris Regime (Biden* will be long gone) will attempt to crack down. THEN we get CW 2.0

  67. 2021 January 20 4:56 pm
    [72]
    mpt permalink

    Cattle car or Box car?
    Neither. A flat car. Only the best for winter travel. 🙁

  68. 2021 January 20 5:06 pm
    [73]
    mpt permalink

    I have a about 5% physical gold in a safety deposit box that I really don’t trade

    I’m the same. Hopefully I’ll never need it and my kids are surprised as hell someday when they open the safety deposit box (it’s damn heavy).

    I honestly don’t know what I’ll do if the government once again outlaws the ownership of physical gold. Boat ride across a river? I figure crypto will be outlawed first (because of domestic terrorism and everything) and that is my sign to get the hell out of Dodge.

    BTW, could a state act indpendent of the Federal government to ban crypto or physical metal, or vice versa?

  69. 2021 January 20 5:08 pm
    [74]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2lNNOpSZ0w

    second gg video just now. World economic forum advocating a digital world currency as the reserve currency (not bitcoin)

  70. 2021 January 20 5:08 pm
    [75]
    mpt permalink

    Should we start a pool on how long the Donks allow Biden to stay in office? I give 50/50 on six months.

  71. 2021 January 20 5:11 pm
    [76]
    mpt permalink

    (not bitcoin)

    LOL. At that time owning bitcoin will be an act of domestic terrorism.

  72. 2021 January 20 5:12 pm
    [77]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Even if every country banned crypto, they couldn’t actually ban it at all since it’s decentralized.

    They could ban entry points, and pass laws penalizing those who are convicted of partaking though and crash the price into the floor. Generally this doesn’t work though because any country that bans crypto bans their citizens from a major innovative platform. It even hurts their banks from innovating.

    That’s why if anything all world governments would have to work together to ban crypto.

    But one of the themes right now is that the more adoption, the more difficult it will be to ban. The more random pension funds etc that have exposure eventually it becomes almost systemic risk if they want to smash it.

    It’s like an electronic cockroach basically.

  73. 2021 January 20 5:16 pm
    [78]
    justrand permalink

    MPT, I had pegged the Over/Under at 6 months…I think 4 months is more like it now. They want all their minions in place, and that’ll take 3 months even with the filibuster nuked. After that Joe is just another potted plant.

  74. 2021 January 20 5:24 pm
    [79]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    One of Singapore ‘s biggest banks DBS was in the news recently for launching a digital cypto exchange (thesis that not banning cypto helps a nations your banks and tech, innovation platforms)

    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/10/singapore-bank-dbs-to-launch-digital-exchange-as-crypto-demand-soars.html

    Actually DBS was on my list of things I was considering buying but it fell through the memory hole until just now.

    There is a theory floating out there that Singapore could become the new Hong Kong basically a port of entry into China that is still under western control (previously hong kong before it was nationalized)

    Also emerging markets will mega boom as long as the dollar continues it’s downward trajectory so I am partial to the idea.

  75. 2021 January 20 5:35 pm
    [80]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    71

    seems like they are keeping the filibuster. seems anyway.

  76. 2021 January 20 5:44 pm
    [81]
    drdog09 permalink

    “BTW, could a state act independent of the Federal government to ban crypto or physical metal, or vice versa?” — mpt

    Now that is a dang good question. Per USC (cough, cough, that thing gets dusty from lack of use…) States can only deal in gold and silver. USC says nothing of crypto. The question would be do they gain anything from banning it? Personally I don’t see it since they are barred from dealing in currency which as of right now is how IRS feels about it. Ya have an example that would trigger such a thing?

    As it is State of TX is accepting gold as payments. Depository is being built.

  77. 2021 January 20 5:47 pm
    [82]
    drdog09 permalink

    LOL. At that time owning bitcoin will be an act of domesticinternational terrorism.

    FIFY.

    WEF would probably state that the proper body for a global digital would be IMF.

  78. 2021 January 20 5:50 pm
    [83]
    drdog09 permalink

    After that Joe is just another potted plant.

    FIFY.

    Dang I feel like the copy desk. 🙂

  79. 2021 January 20 5:52 pm
    [84]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    I think liberals want to get rid of private banks, and then just have everyone bank with the central bank. They want to use digital currencies to achieve this.

    If the government has control of every single person’s account, it makes things easy for the IRS and politicians to control.

  80. 2021 January 20 5:57 pm
    [85]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Right now about 97% of the West’s money is created by private banks. When banks create a new loan to someone, they aren’t loaning some depositors money out as most people think. They just create the money, and it’s lent out and that’s how almost all new money is created.

    This system gives the politicians little to no control of the creation of new money (and btw we have all sorts of insane bubbles with the system)

    I think they will want to centralize everything and dump the private banks.

  81. 2021 January 20 5:59 pm
    [86]
    drdog09 permalink

    PRP,

    The private banks own and are members of the Fed. The Jamie Diamonds of the Street might have issue with that.

  82. 2021 January 20 6:03 pm
    [87]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Well there are primary dealer banks that are special, but I’m talking about all banks even mom-pop ones.

    Take their power away to issue loans\create new money, and just centralize everything with the Fed one institution or whichever respective similar institution in other countries.

  83. 2021 January 20 6:07 pm
    [88]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    I mean it’s hard to make everyone equal unless you centralize the control of money.

  84. 2021 January 20 6:15 pm
    [89]
    justrand permalink

    Chris Wallace today: “Biden’s inaugural speech I’ve ever heard”

    LOL.

    Even if Wallace and Biden DO get married, there is no way Biden will be able to consummate the marriage. Just sayin’

  85. 2021 January 20 6:24 pm
    [90]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    World Economic 2030 agenda: you’ll own nothing and you’ll be happy

    https://www.reddit.com/r/CoronavirusCirclejerk/comments/jijjo9/the_great_reset_youll_own_nothing_by_2030/

  86. 2021 January 20 6:46 pm
    [91]
    drdog09 permalink

    87,

    Understand. But if the top tier banks will not agree to having their piggy bank stolen where the heck do they think they even be able to reach down to the regionals and lower??

    Personally I think the WEF is doing dope. Consider. The same bundle of people screwing up shit at the national level will be the same bundle of people that will be screwing it up internationally. Execute their plan and in 5 years it will all come crashing down. What they would like to do is MMT writ large. Same result, bigger disaster. Then the world WILL BE on the gold standard as nobody will trust anything else but gold.

    If you get rid of the banks (and the insurance companies) and have a digital currency who is accepting the counter party risk? Under their scheme nobody. Its all fiat, there are no hedges.

  87. 2021 January 20 7:36 pm
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    mpt permalink

    I think liberals want to get rid of private banks, and then just have everyone bank with the central bank.

    I’m sure they do. That way, if your social justice score multiplied by your intersectional score isn’t high enough, you get squat.

  88. 2021 January 20 7:58 pm
    [93]

    92 Hut 1369 you will get the top tier bunk and a rats hind quarter once a week.

  89. 2021 January 20 8:29 pm
    [94]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

  90. 2021 January 20 9:35 pm
    [96]
    JimNorCal permalink

    For the conspiratorial minded.
    https://www.thenewneo.com/2021/01/19/reflection-and-roundup/#comment-2536359
    A link to 3 articles on the Federalist Society and how they betrayed conservatives and Trump.

    https://bigleaguepolitics.com/after-u-s-capitol-siege-federalist-society-considers-purging-trump-supporters/

    https://bigleaguepolitics.com/federalist-society-favorite-brags-about-organizations-hand-picked-judges-killing-election-fraud-cases-in-court/

    https://time.com/5921196/conservative-legal-election-blocked-trump/

    Summary: “IMO, judges taken from the Federalist Society were the best we could get approved with the Congress we had, but they are not what Trump supporters call “conservatives.””

  91. 2021 January 20 10:24 pm
    [98]

    46~~~~the dims would never impeach one of their own. If the GOP sanctioned her ass, she would just join the dims.

  92. 2021 January 20 10:32 pm
    [99]

    61~~bidet not biden.

  93. 2021 January 21 7:53 am
    [100]
    drdog09 permalink

    “bidet not biden.”

    I don’t see the difference. Oh, and 100.

  94. 2021 January 21 7:55 am
    [101]
    drdog09 permalink

    98,

    She has already joined the Dims spiritually, so why have a mole in the ranks?

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