Beware of the Fiat Earthers
ASTRONOMY IS TERRIFYING
You are sitting on an unstable molten rock, with a weight of approx. 6,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000 (6 x 10²⁴) kilograms.
And that molten rock, we lovingly refer to as Earth, is spinning at a relative speed of about 1,000 mph about the equator. Yet you are oblivious to this. Your experience is a gentle rising and setting of the Sun, Moon and Stars, day in and day out, on a rock solid foundation.
We are entirely oblivious to cosmic reality, save for perhaps the occasional harmless solar or lunar eclipse or for the jarring tectonic plate shift above the sea we might horrifically experience as an Earthquake, or below the seas manifesting into a devastating Tsunami, or in some equally deadly moments experienced as a volcanic eruption and the enveloping dust plume or magma field swallowing up all of life that lay in its path. These occasions remind us where we stand, on an unstable molten rock, spinning at tremendous speeds.
Oh but wait, there's more.
That tranquil star in the sky we refer to as our Sun, is a 1,989,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (1.989 × 10³⁰) kilogram fusion reactor, converting hydrogen into helium, and in the process providing all of the energy, and thus all of the life as we know it, on our quaint little rock we call Earth. And furthermore, our molten rock is spinning around that shiny little fusion reactor at 67,000 mph, completing one revolution, or one solar year, every 365 days, 5 hours, and 45 minutes, on average. And so long as the Sun doesn't puke out a giant discharge of Solar plasma and knock out all the life on Earth, we're good.
Of course, let us not forget to note that our molten rock has a precision about its northern axis, creating a full circle in that respect once every 26,000 years, and causing the sidereal year, as measured by the more distant fusion reactor stars, to fall on average about twenty minutes longer, every 365 days, 6 hours, and 9 minutes on average, and changing the dates of when our equinoxes arrive each year, ever so slightly.
Now, about those distant fusion reactor stars. Well, those are part of the broader galactic stew we call The Milky Way, that they and our more intimate star, the Sun, are hurdling through, at speeds of 560,000 mph; careening around a theorized supermassive black hole we've dubbed Sagittarius A* at the center of our galaxy, weighing in at about 4 million times that of the Sun. And as long as we don't smack into an errant rock that could obliterate all of life as we know it along the way, we're good.
Here’s some animation of what our orbit around the Sun as it moves through our galaxy actually looks like. Incredible.
Lastly, we would be remiss to not mention the fact that our Milky Way galaxy is zooming along too, on a collision course to collide with our neighboring local galaxy Andromeda. Fortunately that won't take place for another 4.5 billion years, so we've got some time before we think about solutions to that problem. And as we continue further, into the deep future our merged Milky Way-Andromeda Galaxy will continue chugging along at a cool 1,400,000 mph (yep, not a typo 1.4 million mph), towards The Great Attractor.
What is this Great Attractor, and why are all the galaxies in our local group headed for it is anyone’s guess. Just keep your eyes peeled for blackholes and brown dwarf stars along the way that could gobble us up or rip us from our orbit around the Sun before we arrive and find out. LOL.
BACK TO TERRA FIRMA
I’m intelligent enough to know that what I think I understand about the Universe might be completely wrong.
I’m also intelligent enough to know that regardless of what might be accurate about the deep truths and facts about the Universe, about what might be aligned most accurately with cosmic reality, that may not be what human society writ large believes to be the deep truths and facts about the Universe.
And from time to time, humanity organizes society around those erroneous perspectives straying from cosmic reality, only to be burned by the proverbial cosmic stove on occasion. Whether it’s trying to make communistic collectivism work, or forcing experimental medical procedures, for the greater good, to save one life only to kill one hundred more in the process.
We correct our errors, and we move forward, towards the Great Attractor…
It wasn’t too long ago, in the late 1600’s, that Harvard educated lawyers concluded dozens of women should be publicly burned alive, lest the evil spirits possessing them slip into anyone else in the neighborhood. LOL.
It sounds insane, until you consider the past few years of madness.
A Witch's Hex on the Harvard Name | Magazine | The Harvard Crimson
In February 1692, the tale of two young girls experiencing unexplained fits spiraled into rumors of witchcraft in…www.thecrimson.com
It also wasn’t too long after that when the galaxy brains were hard at work once again, bleeding out anyone they could in the name of modern medicine. The first president of the United States of America was bled to death by well intentioned doctors, by state of the art science, in the late 1700's.
Not the Last Word: High-value Health Care and the Assassination of George Washington
Question: Who was the first American president to be assassinated? If you guessed Abraham Lincoln, you would not be…www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
History is full of powerful idiots. Although it was already relatively well established science for some hundreds of years, it wasn’t until about a hundred years after murdering George Washington, that the Catholic Church stopped its own blood letting beliefs, when in the early 1800’s they finally gave way to reality, that the Earth does in fact revolve around the Sun. Who knew!
When did the church accept that the Earth moves around the sun?
We know that the Catholic church has a troubled history with the idea of heliocentrism, but when did this history…gizmodo.com
There are countless examples of the centralized powers that be that have maintained and promoted erroneous harmful beliefs. In the first half of the 1900’s, for many decades, doctors promoted harmful cancer causing smoking. Countless people died from cigarette smoke, promoted by trusted physicians.
When Cigarette Companies Used Doctors to Push Smoking
What cigarette do doctors says causes less throat irritation? In the 1930s and 40s, tobacco companies would happily…www.history.com
And once again, humanity is touching its hand on a new cosmic hot stove, that money printing is in fact bad for your health, even though countless “experts” will tell you that the money printing is not bad for you, on the contrary, it is good for you, and saving your life, try my cool CBDC. LMFAO.
MIDWITS GONNA MIDWIT
Recently, Dr. Saifedean Ammous…
[And for those that don’t know, Dr. Ammous is a world renowned economists, best-selling author of the groundbreaking work The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking translated into over 35 languages, with a PhD from Columbia University in Sustainable Development and a focus on alternative fuels, a Masters degree from the London School of Economics, and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the American University of Beirut.]
…had an eye opening conversation with historian, Dr. Niall Ferguson.
[And for those that don’t know, Dr. Ferguson is a world renowned historian, an author of sixteen books, including Kissinger, 1923–1968: The Idealist, which won the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Prize, with a PhD from Oxford University in philosophy and a focus on Business and Politics, the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a senior faculty fellow of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard.]
And what was so eye opening about their conversation? Well, why don’t you listen for yourself to this short clip from their conversation and decide if it was indeed eye opening.
Now, since you hadn’t listened to the clip, I went a head and transcribed it for you. You’re welcome. Go ahead and read it if you must, but you’re really missing the pompous air of Western elitism that Dr. Ferguson exudes:
The question really seems to me to be, how far can you go with that narrative in the United States. Because what you started to do, as I’ve often heard it done in the past, was to say, oh well some terrible thing is going to happen in the United States that you really need to be protected against by having digital gold, by having bitcoin, and I don’t think that story is a very compelling one, and I don’t think it ever was. You know when I first talked to enthusiasts like you which is quite a few years ago now, they would talk about the terrible inflation problem that bitcoin was there to protect against, and it struck me as strange that I was having this conversation when we’d had about twenty years with inflation below the 2% target, so that use case only started to be credible last year really, and ironically, as the inflation got worse, so bitcoin fell in price, so that seemed to me to undermine the claim that bitcoin was some kind of inflation hedge.
Eye opening isn’t it!
This world renowned, Oxford educated doctor of philosophy thinks the United States has had “twenty years with inflation below the 2% target” but nevermind what the actual rate of money printing was, he buried the point.
The point here is his belief that there is no need to build a money that does not inflate away; that having inflation is okay. It’s utter madness once you understand the dynamics of money, that money is the technological base layer of all of human trade, and that an unending supply increase is the primary cause of all bad outcomes from local state and national governance, and their corporate partners.
Folks, inflation is the modern day witch burning, it’s the modern day blood letting. It’s having a doctor tell you smoking cigarettes is good for you, it’s the church telling you they are the center of the solar system, not the Sun.
If you haven’t yet read Masters and Slaves of Money, you need to. Here’s an excerpt from Robert Breedlove’s incredible work providing some insight into the witchery of inflation.
Masters and Slaves of Money
Money is a tool for trading human time. Central banks, the modern-era masters of money, wield this tool as a weapon to…breedlove22.medium.com
In effect, every time a new unit of fiat currency is printed (euphemistically called “quantitative easing” or QE by central banks), new layers to the pyramid scheme are laid from the top down, and the inflationary costs are externalized onto those using fiat as a store of value. Worse still, each unit of fiat currency is leveraged, so that one unit is multiplied by several orders of magnitude by the time it becomes part of the broad money supply. Looking at The Fed as a specific example: after netting service fee revenue for itself (to fund its operations and a 6% annual dividend to its undisclosed shareholders), The Fed uses the new fiat dollars to purchase US government debt. Freshly printed (more accurately, electronically generated) fiat dollars are then doled out at the discretion of government bureaucrats, who (unsurprisingly) tend to favor the bankers, corporations, and lobbyists that pay for their political campaigns. Detestably, this dynamic reallocates wealth from the poor to the rich (Robin Hood would be ashamed)…
…Fortunately, thanks to Bitcoin, these financial pyramid schemes can no longer be shielded from direct competition (as they are from gold). All fiat currencies are critically dependent on the ability of central banks to subdue competition — the discovery process that would otherwise disrupt their illusion. Owning 20% of the global gold supply gives central banks significant influence over its price, which they actively suppress in the paper markets. Without intervention, fiat currencies would quickly collapse to the superior value proposition of gold as money, as people always favor a money that holds its value across time (by remaining scarce). In this regard, Bitcoin — the world’s only “digital gold” — represents a major breakthrough: a monetary technology that is disruptive to gold, resistant to competitive suppression by central banks, and the one-time discovery of absolute scarcity.
The midwits are gonna midwit. They are over educated Western elite, morons, comfortable in their ivory bubbles, and psycobabbling irrelevancy.
And it’s not just the Oxford educated that are clueless on what inflation is, and why it is harmful to the vast majority of the global population. All the powerful government and corporates players like the system as it is. They benefit immensely from it, at the expense of the rest of us.
When you see prices rise, when you see inflation, what you are actually seeing is the end result of new money handed out to wealthy people, with you footing the bill through higher gas and food costs, and smaller wage increases.
How you like that?! Of course they want to keep their scam going. Duh!
THE HUBRIS OF FIAT EARTHERS
The inflationary bloodletters and their band of bewitched midwits either haven’t a clue about what inflation actually is, or don’t bother to care what it might be, since they are doing just fine in their current kleptocratic religious systems.
One more eye opener for you. Here we have the side kick of the oracle from Omaha, Mr. Charlie Munger, praising communist China for banning Bitcoin (a lot of good that did), and unable to articulate any good arguments for Bitcoin.
What is most telling about his hubris, is the setup. CNBC’s Becky Quick nails Charlie to the wall with this opener:
2007 at the USC Law School, Charlie said “I’m not entitled to have an opinion on this subject unless I can state the arguments against my position, better than the people who are supporting it” the questions is, does this also apply to your Wall Street Journal article on banning cryptocurrencies, and if yes, would you care to share the arguments against your position?
I don’t think there are good arguments against my position, I think the people that oppose my position are idiots.
Meanwhile, Michael “Chad” Saylor lays out cosmic reality, the stove is hot, stay away from the burning hot inflation, opt into Bitcoin, the peaceful revolution:
In essence, lightning [Bitcoin’s layer two network] is money over [the internet], and if you think about the world as it changed after TCP/IP [after the creation of the internet], and moving data over [the internet], and then voice over [the internet], lightning promises to allow millions of companies to provide transactions in real time with billions of consumers…
…Well [Charlie’s] criticisms of crypto aren’t totally off. There are ten thousand crypto tokens which are gambling and I sympathize with him on that matter, but Charlie, and the other critics, they’re members of the Western elite and they’re continually prodded for an opinion on Bitcoin and they haven’t had the time to study it. If he was a business leader in South America or Africa or Asia and he spent a hundred hours studying the problem [the inflation problem] he would be more bullish on Bitcoin than I am…
…I really think the Western elites haven’t had the time to study it. But I’ve never really met someone with an incentive living in the rest of the world that spent some time to think about it, that wasn’t enthusiastic about Bitcoin.
I’ll leave you with this gem from Bastiat.
Until next time, remember, stop taking advise from the hubristic Western elites, from the Ivy League witch burners, the Presidential blood letters, the Religious megalomaniacal astrologers, the Physician certified snake oil salesmen, or the Oxford quacking inflationists.
The centralized spokesmen tell us their organizations and sciences are grounded in reality, until the Earth shifts and they all get obliterated by the cosmic hot stove. Life comes at you fast. Be prepared. And for the love of all things good in this world, Beware of the Fiat Earthers.