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It could be Gold it could be Silver it could be Popsycle Sticks that they secure currency with to make it a fixed isntrument of wealth.
The reality is that the fluctuation in the dollar when it was based on actual Gold was less that .20 cents in a hundred year period. That in fact was
the rate of inflation. Almost non-existent.
Real value versus Percieved value as any lawyer will tell you in buying an asset is an important distinction. Real value is fixed to things that are
real. Percieved value fluctuates along with perception.
Our currency has a Percieved value and not a Real value and that is one danger in it, the other danger is the very secretive institutions that
manipulate the perception of the value.
When you attach a currency to something of universal value and wealth most of the perception falls by the wayside because those real commodities
linked to the currency really do have a real value.
You might not have been old enough to read articles when the phrase "Conventional Wisdom" came out. Magazines and Newspapers originally poked fun at
the "Conventional Wisdom" word by poking fun at things being currently defined with "Conventional Wisdom" and then pointing out what was un-wise
about it by poking holes in the "Conventional Wisdom" with common sense. The same is true when the term "Politically Correct" came out.
Through coined phrases and turns of words we have been painstakingly taught for well over a generation now how to abandon common sense and real wisdom
and real correctness for the peer pressure created alternatives of "Conventional Wisdom" and "Political Correctness" even though these substitutes
aren't wise nor correct.
It is through concepts like these that psuedo-intellectuals gain sway with arguments not rooted in logic or common sense and then change
'Perception" in regards to things.
Simply put it offends people who aren't wise, and aren't correct, and don't use common sense to hear about these things.
Since there are more people who aren't wise that those who are, since there are more people who aren't correct than those who are, and since there
are more people who use un-common sense than those who use common sense these phrases and coined words and idealogies are all contrived to tap into
the lesser educated and capable majority to gain support politically for things that actually hurt almost everyone and enrich only a chose few who
manipulate the whole process in this manner.
Psuedo-intellectual arguments become compelling to people trapped in the left/right divide because you can't actually win a psuedo-intellectual
argument no matter which side of the divide you are on, because both sides arguments have been presented for them to adopt as "conventional wisdom"
but fraught with faulty and circular logic that leads no where.
We need to take the Conventional out of Conventional Wisdom and simply return to what is wise. We need to take the Politically out of Politically
Correct and simply return to what is correct.
This is the only way that the secretive process of manipulation of perceptions to the self destructive will end.