Wednesday, October 24, 2007

What I'm trying to do here consists of a few basic themes:
1. Delineate the situation clearly
This is important because the biggest hurdle we face is one of deception, a false mythology implanted in people by the various propaganda engines of the powers that be.
In order to attack this mythology we have to see it clearly, and not be led astray ourselves. The powers that be have had a long time to improve their techniques of deception and cooption through trial and error.
2. Point out means of escape. Fortunately a lot of the work in this area has been done. Harry Browne and SEK3 come immediately to mind. The good thing about counter economics is that it is something which contains its own incentives for spreading and they scale with the level of statism. But on a psychological level you must also free yourself from traps that keep you stuck in the Red and Pink markets, as FSK so cleverly put it.
On this note, I think that Adem Kupi is on to something with his emphasis on saving as a revolutionary act. (personal disclaimer, he's a friend of mine...)
3. Create the seeds of a new counter-propaganda/counter-mythology. The revolution, such as it may be, must take place first in the hearts and minds of the people. Only then will they do anything worthwhile. Some of this will consist of "preaching to the choir", but also of taking the message and making it more transmissible, whether through pithy sound bites or images.

1 comment:

FSK said...

Saving is only revolutionary, depending on how you do it.

If you put your money in a bank account, you're just subsidizing the Federal Reserve and the bad guys. Your savings are going to be stolen via inflation.

The most counter-economic investment is gold and silver coins. However, buying gold and silver is hard. It is risky to store precious metals in your residence.

In the present, stock investments probably will outperform gold and silver, until the state collapses. Plus, there are tricks involving options where you can actually become a beneficiary of the State subsidy of the financial industry.