posted on Jun, 13 2007 @ 04:29 PM
I think it's a bit short sighted to think that gold or silver will have no use. I certianly wouldn't put all my money into gold and silver, but
having some around isn't a bad idea.
The reason being, if we look at history, the collapse of any great civilization is never an overnight event. Even if there were a world wide
disaster, say a meteor strike or super volcano, or something along those lines, threads of civilization would continue to exist even if it's just for
awhile. We're nto going to wake up one day and just see the world transformed from how it is now to complete anarchy. So the gold and silver would
be incredibly useful in the time leading up to the collapse.
For example, anything that causes the U.S. government to collapse will cause the U.S. dollar to devalue. So let's say three nukes go off on U.S.
soil. We're not going to be in complete chaos right away, but with the economy in ruins and the banking system gone, all those dollars and cents you
have sitting in a banking account or in your wallet will be worthless. But gold and silver won't be, at least not right away.
I think that's why people are encouraging, at least from what I've seen, people to have some gold, not to blow all their money on silver and gold
coins and live like an isolationist pirate. Obviously, real goods are irreplaceable. But given the unpredictable nature of the hypothetical
Situation X everyone talks about, having something of value like gold or silver to buy somethin you might not have expected to need, like iodine
suppliments to prevent radiation posioning, or things like that, isn't a bad idea.
Just my 2 cents anyway.