“If you want to remain slaves of the bankers and pay the costs of your own slavery, let them continue to create money and control the nation’s credit.”– Sir Josiah Stamp

Unfortunately, the gold bugs today cannot keep inflation down by buying gold and silver thus removing a portion of excess dollars from the U.S. economy!  It would be a real boon if possible for everyone by keeping a lid on inflation which is caused by too many dollars chasing too few goods and services.  Unfortunately those dollars spent buying precious metals go right back into the economies of the world!

Understand, though, that inflation is nothing more than a tax on our lives.  The Federal Reserve and Washington are concerned that inflation, currently at 1.2%, isn’t rising fast enough.  They are meeting this week on how they can increase the costs of everything you and I need to live to their target of 2%.

Ben Bernanke stated that, “Low inflation is not good for the economy because very low inflation increases the risks of deflation, which can cause an economy to stagnate.”  And frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn!  It is obvious they will continue to keep interest rates at zero as a half a percent rise would destroy their business plan.  Or they WILL start WWIII so more debt will be required and created.  Oh, but they are already doing just that!  You see the Central Banks of the world always increase the money supply so a government can never recover from their indebtedness and the people always become but debt slaves from birth to death for generation upon generation.

Yellen and her economists are wrong to think that inflation is what we need to jump start the weak economy they created.  Yes, rising prices mean more income for companies and increased profits but who can afford anymore as wages have stagnated and jobs have disappeared.  Inflation encourages businesses and people to borrow money and spend it.  Most Americans can’t afford anymore debt yet our government expects you and I to ease the burden of their debts they have incurred.  ENDING THE FED is the only way out, but they won’t let that happen unless the population demands it from their governance through revolution!

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” – Plato

Some economists want to push inflation as high as 6% at our expense.  If inflation accelerates to this rate the consequences would quickly disrupt our daily lives as people rush to spend their new money as soon as possible before prices rise any further.  Oh, but aren’t Americans already doing that as we rush to buy toilet paper and peanut butter as we aren’t fooled that prices are indeed rising as the sizes of everything has decreased.  We try to buy ahead to save a couple of bucks here and there on everything from dog food to tires!

Rising inflation also punishes people living on fixed incomes as it discourages lending and long-term investments by imposing restraint on economic growth.  Oh, but aren’t Americans already seeing an inability to receive new loans as many defer buying a home after losing their last one or they are already at their credit limit and see no rise in incomes or interest on their savings.  Most who have savings are being forced to eat away at their principle to make ends meet.

As jobs and wages have dissipated, real value has been removed from inflation.  Today NO ONE is able to determine the value of anything from food to healthcare to housing to gold.  Yet the relative strength of the dollar continues to grow above 85!  The dollar is up 7% this year alone, as the Fed fuels its rise with positive economic spin data.  And guess what?  The dollars strength helps the world’s economies by staving off deflation in those countries.  Now isn’t that special?

If American central bankers get their way and double-digit inflation is achieved the effects would destroy most of our neighbors as well as ourselves and more likely STAGFLATION of rising prices with no growth would occur!  Oh, but isn’t that what we have currently, rising prices and no growth!

Japan has been in decline since the 1990’s and the prices of everything have been in decline for 20 plus years.   Their people hesitate to make purchases because prices continue to fall and people reject borrowing as repayment always go up.

The manipulations of our Federal Reserve have caused our countries ills for over a century, WWI, the Great Depression, WWII, the lost war in Vietnam and the downfall of Bretton Woods as well as every squirmish we enter into.   Our current crises’ are self orchestrated.  They attempt to control the game and manipulate the populace to support their decisions.  The fall of the Roman Empire and the U.S.S.R. ended as all great nations do when a democracy votes themselves privileges of benefits and when it collapses a dictator rules.   Oh, but don’t we already have that!

Prepare your house for that day and what is to come.  It will be of man’s creation and TODAY it could be a variety of maladies or one big event.  What are you doing today to protect your families future and become self reliant?