Notes I took from a Hans Johnson Lecture at a Dani Johnson Seminar. You’ll love this it’s incredibly fascinating!
1. The process starts with politicians promising change.
2. What they are actually doing is asking the question, “Who wants some money?” To which the public answers enthusiastically, “I do! I do!”
3. Everyone who isn’t offered money becomes unhappy and promises to vote for someone else, come the next election… and there is always another election coming.
4. So they get promised some money too.
5. Now it’s up to the Fed and the Treasury to pony up the money… even though most of it is just debt masquerading as money.
6. Then the pandering politicians bundle the money in pretty little packages with clever little names like Cash for Clunkers and deliver them to the voting public.
7. But our story doesn’t end there, because the politicians on the “other side of the aisle” want to run the show, and so they make angry speeches about the ruling party ruining the country with their wanton spending.
8. But come the next election, and theres always another election coming, the candidates from both parties dust off their time and poll tested scripts… promising change.
9. Which is actually just another way of asking, “Who wants some money?”
10. And the cycle repeats…… at least until the corruption within the system reaches the tipping point. Ultimately, the government can only pile up debt so high before the pile begins to topple. At point the economy is!
The Life Cycle of a Demoncracy
The average age of the worlds great civilizations has been 200 years – Alexander Frazer Tayler
These nations have progressed through this sequence:
- From bondage to spiritual faith
- From spiritual faith to great courage
- From courage to liberty
- From liberty to abundance
- From abundance to selfishness
- From selfishness to complacency
- From complacency to apathy
- From apathy to dependency
- From dependency back to bondage
We are currently in Dependency.
A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves something for nothing from the public treasury.
From that time on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the results that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, followed by a dictatorship.
The Party is Over!
Delusions and Wishful Thinking – people look at the world the way they want to see it or how they’ve been told to view it, instead of as it really is. And that is self delusion, and a fraud. “Everything will change now that we have a new president. ” “It was that last guys fault!” “If we can just get “X” out of office…”
Go in the opposite direction of the masses throughout history, the majority has always been wrong.
Humans are influenced by social conditioning, conformity, followers always looking for a “perceived” leader or someone strong to follow.
Most people have to be told what to do or think by this perceived system of authority.
Very few people are truly independent thinkers, able to discern truth and make their own decisions.
The poor buy things they call stuff, never save or invest.
The middle class spends their money on things they think are assets but are really liabilities.
The rich roll income into assets that spin off more income and cash flow to compound their wealth.
Entrepreneurship is a vehicle to create cash flow and peel cash off the top and roll into other active and passive investments (replanting the seed).
Buying liabilities has no leverage, only buying (investing in) assets does!
Some Interesting Quotes…
Thomas Jefferson Wrote: “The privately owned Central Bank is an institution of the most deadly hostility existing against the principles and form of our constitution… if the American people allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.”
Patriotism or Propaganda?
“Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword. It both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind. And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind has closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and blinded by patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader and gladly so. How do I know? For this is what I have done. And I am Caesar.” – Julius Caesar
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the state can shield the people from the political, economic and or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the state to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the state.” – Joseph Goebbels, Hitlers Propaganda Minister
“Does the government fear us? Or do we fear the government? When the people fear the government, tyranny has found victory. The federal government is our servant, not our master!” – Thomas Jefferson
“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin
“When once a republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.” – Thomas Jefferson
“The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty” – John Adams
“The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home” – James Madison
“It is the duty of every patriot to protect his country from its government” – Thomas Paine
“We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt” – Thomas Jefferson
“Whenever people are well informed they can be trusted with their own Government” – Thomas Jefferson
“If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of a fighting a foreign enemy” – James Madison