Please enjoy this recent episode of the Seeds of Liberty Podcast. This week, Dave and Jeremy topic hopped starting with the latest Clinton leaks, Dave’s rant about the State, their political evolutions and eventual path to anarchism, the insanity of the FED, and more!
First of all there must be a clear distinction between currency vs. money. Currency is something that is portable, durable, divisible, fungible, medium of exchange, and a unit of account. Historically many things have been used as currency such as cows, sea shells, beads, exotic bird feathers, spices, sugar, salt, copper, cigarettes, lumber, nails, stamps, candy etc. They have all come and gone for various reasons such as lack of coincidence of wants, lack of common measure of value, lack of standard of deferred payment, difficulty in storing wealth, and indivisibility of goods. This is an extended topic in itself.
Money contains all these characteristics plus being a store of value over a long period of time. This singularly significant attribute is what catapults money light years ahead of currency. Over thousands of years of voluntary consensual trade, gold and silver have emerged as superbly suited. They have been chosen through the natural selection of the market as the preferred commodity to facilitate trade. This function has been served splendidly until agents the State took control of it, thereby subverting these most enviable characteristics and perverting them to fulfill the wicked desires of those in power.
Second of all a clear distinction must be made between forced vs. natural currency. Forced currency is that which occurs by State decree or legislative mandate. It is the most horrid of all forms of currency as it exists only to serve its master, the State. Natural currency is chosen by free people to trade in but which is eventually abandoned due to its inability to satisfy all the needs of a successful currency.
Money is simply a tool to facilitate trade. It easily transfers value from one party to another for the purposes of a transaction. It is one of the most useful and beneficial of all human inventions. It’s existence should be celebrated not maligned.
Please enjoy this recent episode of the Seeds of Liberty Podcast. This week we were joined by Jeff Berwick, of the Dollar Vigilante, and we had Bodhi Agora sitting in for Danilo. Herein we discussed the beginning of the Dollar Vigilante, “The Creature From Jekyll Island”, the horrors of central banking, the inevitable collapse of the U.S. dollar, Hillary Clinton and the CFR, Trump: the anti-war candidate, negative interest rates, Steemit, and more!
Please enjoy my recent conversation with Jessica. Herein we discussed my path to Voluntaryism and Peaceful Parenting, Creature From Jekyll Island, G Edward Griffin, Larken Rose, Continuum Concept, Market for Liberty, Federal Reserve, Precious Metals, Mike Maloney, currency vs. money, gold and silver, belief in authority, If You Were King, what is anarchy, Non Aggression, Minarchism rebuttal, “government job” vs. private job, The State is immoral, State sanctioned violence, voting is violence, understanding basic definitions, peaceful parenting, how to improve the world and more!
The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy.
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“In Anarchy, rape is legal, child molestation is legal, sexual slavery is legal, everything is legal because nothing is illegal because there are no laws. How, specifically, will that lead to Liberty?”
Legality is an arbitrary construct fabricated by those in power to supplant one’s understanding of Morality. In reality these two concepts are diametrically opposed. If legality is used as a metric for how to behave it has failed miserably. For time immemorial many more atrocities have been committed in the name of the State than were ever committed by private individuals.
The list of political euphemisms for criminal acts committed by agents of the State is inexhaustible. It is not theft, it is taxation or civil asset forfeiture. It is not kidnapping it is the War on Drugs or getting arrested. They’re not called rape camps, they’re called prisons. They’re not called a violent gang, they’re called law enforcement or the military. It’s not called mass murder, it’s called the War on Terror. It’s not called counterfeiting, it’s called Quantitative Easing, currency creation, or the Mandrake Mechanism. It’s not called an extortion racket it’s called the Internal Revenue Service. It’s not called spying or the surveillance State, it’s called the National Security Agency. It’s not called sexual molestation, it’s called getting a pat down by the TSA. It’s not called getting a death threat, it’s called getting pulled over by the police.
Those who possess an internal moral compass or conscience have no need for laws. Those who do not possess an internal moral compass or conscience do not care for the law. Law is an appeal to authority. Law is an opinion with a gun. The slave asks “Is it legal?”. The free man asks “Is it moral?” Let your conscience be the only law you obey.