reply to post by 1947flxible
Insecurity makes people who have nothing else of value - go for the gold.
This way at least they possess something given a "real" marketable value in the business world.
Character, courage, talent and skill, pride and dignity, have not been given an estimated worth so they are all risky investments in a time of crisis.
However to the already destitute, bribery works almost every time. At least this is the mindset and hope of those who accumulate wealth and focus on
the rise and fall of the dollar as a hobby or for a living.
We are no more or no less than we ever were....regardless of the paper and the rocks.
Here we are.
Nothing has been taken away from us, removed from the planet. Nothing has been added that will harm us. Nothing but our own fear and preconceived
notions of what it takes to survive.
We made up these rules. We put up all these hurdles, wrapped them in red tape and added the conditions. We placed value on all intangibles - even gold
while real "survival" needs none of the cumbersome entrapment's. They are part of the shoppers Mecca, called WallStreet.
Same things need to be done.
Babies born, people fed and buried, buildings and roads built...it goes on and on.
We still have the able bodies and the will to complete these tasks. We can do it without Wall Street. We could organize, assign duties, and arrange a
barter/exchange cooperative system if we had to. Wall Street creates a numbers game and has us following a "virtual world" that regularly crashes and
burns, in a frenzy to get people to move their worthless intangibles. Just a game the commodities owners play and they are in it for the game. Which
is why "workers united" scares the heck out of them. The games would end without them.
We can still do it all without the paper.
We can do it all without the gold.
We can still raise our families, love each other, eat, sleep, laugh and swim.
I think gold, like fur, should and will eventually morph into a social faux pas
worn only by the garish, grossest and most insensitive among the human classes.
Gold should be hoarded and saved, sure
but only for medical and scientific uses where no other metal will do.
edit on 14-9-2012 by newcovenant because: (no reason given)