Commentary - 01/18/2008

Understanding Gold IS Taking The Red Pill

In the [1/17] Casey Daily Resource, an excellent commentator on precious metals, Ed Steer, made a comment about "taking the 'blue pill' before turning on his computer the next time." Not being on the same page, I had to do some research to figure out what he meant. I know now he meant that in jest, but it sure did open up some interesting lines of thought.

I don't always hear every word in a movie, in this case The Matrix,[1] and that causes me to sometimes miss important lines. The following is what I missed, from an essay titled "In the Matrix, which pill would you take, the red or the blue?"[2]

The blue pill will leave us as we are, in a life consisting of habit, of things we believe we know. We are comfortable, we do not need truth to live.

As Neo reaches for the red pill Morpheus warns Neo "Remember, all I'm offering is the truth. Nothing more."

Morpheus says to Neo "You have to understand that many people are not ready to be unplugged, and many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system that they will fight to protect it."

With what I've learned and experienced from researching and producing the Great Red Dragon website, I now realize, consciously or not, that I had taken the "red pill."[3]

This was reinforced when later the same day, I came across Jeff Randall's story in the Telegraph (UK), "When Governments Print Money, Buy Gold."[4]

"The modern mind dislikes gold," said Joseph Schumpeter, "because it blurts out unpleasant truths." With gold trading at about $900 an ounce -- more than 200 per cent higher than it was at the turn of the millennium -- today's message from the bullion market is not comforting.
It dawned on me that understanding physical gold IS like taking the Red Pill. Gold forces an understanding of reality that few people wish to face. If they're not strong enough mentally, they should stay with the "blue pill."[5] That is not a challenge, but only a simple warning. It is not a pleasant journey. No wonder people think "you're on something."

Some on Wall Street, who have taken the "red pill" and have sold themselves into in powerful positions, hope everyone else stays on the "blue pill" while they lie and steal to build up their fortunes. Under honest capitalism, both parties should profit somewhat from their trade of goods. Imperialistic capital (and socialism) steals from the other party and all profits go into one pocket. In many cases, the government backs this "Institutionalized Extortion." Jeff Randall gives this example:

This week, the BBC's World Editor, John Simpson, reported under cover from Zimbabwe, where the cost of a meal for himself and some friends in a Harare restaurant was 290,000,000 Zimbabwean dollars. Ever the gentleman, Simpson left a ten-million-dollar tip. In this nightmare state, as Simpson put it, "everyone is a millionaire", yet also, "grindingly poor".

This is an extreme version of what happens when a currency is debauched. Zimbabwe is at the very end of a road down which all excessively wasteful administrations travel. It is a long haul, and not many go all the way like Robert Mugabe. Nevertheless, the price of gold is signaling fears that the US dollar, and to a lesser extent sterling, is on course for painful corrosion.

Understanding physical gold IS taking the Red Pill, in that exposes all types of fraud. And I tell you, it really isn't a pretty sight, but in certain times, especially in the present time, it can be especially rewarding. If you are unsure or unable to handle the journey, it's okay to stay with the Blue Pill.

As I've found out in my own research, taking the "red pill" also exposes lies [of omission] that religion, education and government have fostered upon us. I am not an atheist, but when a book is used to justify lyin' to, stealin' from and killin' innocent people, something is very wrong. Gold has something to do with that, too.

Sometimes The Dragon Wins

[1]The Matrix
[2] In the Matrix, which pill would you take?
[3] Wikipedia: Red Pill
[4] When governments print money, buy gold;jsessionid=NVQFT301102FFQFIQMFCFFOAVCBQYIV0?xml=/money/2008/01/18/do1801.xml


2008 by Edward Ulysses Cate
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