How to Remove Yourself from "The System"
Most people don't spend much time wondering
what money is. Their major concern is how much they have, and
how to get more. Usually, the question of what money IS arises
only when money ceases to function properly.
It's vital to have your own individual economic affairs
in order. In terms of real economic facts, that does not mean
that they have to be perfect or exemplary. All it means is
that you have to know where and how you stand economically.
Make a very clear distinction between what you own and what
you don't own. What you own is anything to which you hold free
and clear title and which has no debt against it. If
there is debt standing against some of your "possessions" (you
don't OWN them until the debt is cleared), live WITHIN your
means to bring the day of ownership closer.
Second, in regard to what you own, maintain and keep in your
own personal possession enough cash (literal CASH - in your
own currency) to be able to pay for all upkeep, maintenance,
government charges and imposts etc. for at least two and up to
As an expression of your own individual independence, maintain
a 15-20 percent personal holding of Gold coin. Bullion grade
coin, since you are not building up a "coin collection", you
are holding money.
It is that holding which keeps you OUTSIDE the entire global
fandango of fiat money, and OUTSIDE the global credit money
system. In the breakdown of the monetary and financial system
of Weimar Germany, a Gold coin was often the difference
between managing to live in a reasonable manner (discreetly)
and sleeping on the street. In the US in the 1930s, a Gold
coin was often given (very discreetly - the ownership of Gold
was illegal) to a son or daughter with the words: "This
keeps you free".
Ignore the "price fluctuations" of Gold, except as they bring
opportunities to add to your holdings. Gold ownership will do
more than almost anything else to increase your independence
and, as a corollary, your EARNED pride. What you will get in
return is the inestimable benefit of a human respect from
those around you capable of recognizing it. A mutual
respect of this nature is the foundation of all positive and
productive human relationships.
A note about our current fiat paper money
system: If the printing of paper money, credit and debt could
create real wealth there would be NO poverty anywhere. To
ACTUALLY create wealth takes savings, sound investments of
money saved into real productive capital, and debt free
property as a base on which to produce the new wealth.
on what coins to own and for an excellent case study of the
history of gold, and the anticipated future of gold, see these