Who Better To Manage and Run Your Life?Jun 11 • Categorized as Asset Protection,Investments
For the card-carrying libertarian, critical and common-sense thinkers out there — those that also might readily claim this as one of their favorite quotes, “After hydrogen, the most common thing in the universe is stupidity” — I have just one disclaimer to adorn you with BEFORE you read further:
The sincerity and absurdity of what I’m passing on below will either make you as mad as a hornet being sprayed with Eliminator (hey, I know… I used this insecticide before to wipe out a colony)… or… you’ll just be amused.
If you end up with the latter feelings, it’s probably… well… because you, like the circus crowd wanting to jump over the railing to help the elephant “break free,” know the act is one big “mind trick.”
The big, bold, super-strong elephant — representing the same qualities of personal resilience that this country was founded upon — has the “physical” means to flick his leg away from the tiny rope anytime he wants.
But, oh maaaaaaaama, whoever underestimated the power of “conditioning” — the ability to be influenced and stymied by external authority — just needs to read a few stories about “The Elephant and The Rope.”
Of course, the small rope that the trainer uses to tie up the same elephant when it’s a baby represents the grandiose, bleeding-heart ideals that often keep loyal men (and women) from questioning anything its government (i.e., the elephant’s trainer) does.
We hear song lyrics that say, “proud to be an American” or, “one nation — indivisible.” Yep, mass ‘feel good’ sentiment and sayings are great for, well, inspiring people to sit idly and wait for hope… to kick-back and let trust and faith take care of things. (“Heck,” some say, “they’re running our country for a reason. We voted ‘em in to do what they do best: solve problems.”)
Ironically enough, America was founded, and subsequently created, using its own rules, under the very principle that its new citizens should be free to SEPARATE themselves from a parent government — i.e., the elephant’s trainer — if it “meddled” too much and didn’t assist by actually producing anything usable.
Like the elephant, we can “break free” from the bonds that keep us from living a sovereign life. But the majority of Americans hear “one nation indivisible” since childhood, and look the other way, just bemusing themselves, when that nation does idiotic things… er, like turn itself into a socialist, regulation-crazed regime.
After all, who really has the means, the inclination, and the mental and financial wherewithal to do anything effective to combat fraud and incompetency anymore?
Like the elephants, how many of us go through life hanging onto a belief that we cannot do something, simply because we tried and didn’t “do” it before?
How many of us are being held back by old, outdated beliefs that no longer serve us? How many of us have avoided trying something new because of a limiting belief? Worse, how many of us are being held back by someone else’s conditioning?
Here’s an Idea: Invest Where You’re Treated The Best!
It’s one of the the simplest and most useful “money maxims”: “money flows to where it’s treated best.” Or, better said (thank you, Brian Hunt): ” productive people flow to where they’re treated best.” This statement, as Brian put it, is the big theme to Ayn Rand’s classic novel Atlas Shrugged: The productive members of a society will simply pick up and leave if the mooching majority attacks them for achieving success and wealth.
Currently, America’s oligarchy and Orwellian legislation is on a focused tear to ensure there’s “Equality of Results” for ALL… regardless of WHO created the results. Or, said another way:
Obama, represented as the Head Cheerleader for this new mindset and approach, from day one has been rallying up his troops to sell the populace-at-large that Big Brother is better equipped to run and manage our lives than we can ourselves (certainly congressman Pete Stark, a politician whose been stinking up the halls of congress for 30+ years, thinks so).
Moving on to Lincoln now…
“Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.”
— Excerpt of Lincoln’s Speech on Free Labor vs. Slave Labor
What does the above quote mean to me?
Simply this: Capitalism offers people a choice of what they can be and become! They have a choice to be either a lazy slob, living off the labors of others… or… they can strive to better themselves through education and applying themselves to realize their goals and dreams!
The unfortunate part of the great American dream — that one where we’re still pretty much unrestricted to be an earner and producer, as compared to a lot of countries — is that the dream is being met with more and more obstacles.
The government, right under our noses, is making more choices for us than you may even know. Or, if you did spend the time to do the “research,” you may NOT want to know.
Lincoln, via his speech referenced above, is acknowledging that people who can and will work are what makes the world go ’round. He’s saying that it does no good for anyone if government hampers the people who DO have money to spend. They drive the economy.
But, what’s happening right now is that the US government, in ways that seem unimaginable, is consuming other people’s capital, and they do NOT understand or agree with these two principles — workable principles that have driven capitalism since the Middle Ages:
- it is up to the poor to be thrifty.
- it is up to the poor to figure out how to get rich.
So, if you also are synced up with the ideals of self-reliance, sovereignty beyond borders (hey, I fought for my country; yet, I’m not a masochist, either), and saving and investing your money the way YOU see fit, you’ll enjoy the unique resources and investment finds we have waiting for you inside The Wealth Vault.
by Barry Goss, Managing Partner – The Wealth Vault