By Chris Rossini
The U.S. government is the biggest government to ever exist on the face of the Earth. In order for such a tragedy to occur, American citizens necessarily have to believe in a lot of fairy tales (especially about the government). It can be no other way.
A free society filled with individuals that enjoy their natural liberty cannot coexist with any type of big government, let alone the biggest government to ever exist!
The fairy tales begin as soon as the government gets to "school" you. For most people, it's kindergarten. Many in government want you even earlier than that, if you can believe it. Some are pushing for "Universal Pre-K"!
The average person is "schooled" by the government, until they "graduate," and are passed on to the government's licensed media. It's a smooth transition from one to the other, and the fairy tales are kept in tact and perpetuated. The "official" narratives become like concrete.
Anyone who questions or deviates from the official narratives is labeled an oddball or "fringe" individual. In fact, even thinking of yourself as an individual, instead of a meaningless and disposable spoke in the "public" wheel, is borderline indecent.
Following the crowd is the religion, and following your own conscience is heretical.
It doesn't matter if the "heretic" speaks the truth either. If the narrative from cradle to grave is 2+2=5, then only a "doomsayer" would say that 2+2+4. Best you adjust your attitude to the "public will" and just accept that 2+2=5.
Those who gravitate towards the truth, no matter what the truth happens to be, must necessarily be in the minority at a time of big government. It can be no other way. Being in the majority is not an option.
As a part of this minority, it means that when you speak the truth, you're often castigated as a "pessimist."
What do you mean the stock market bubble is going to eventually burst? The authorities have not said that this will happen. Why can't you just enjoy "the greatest economy ever" like everyone else? Why must you be such a pessimist and doomsayer?
The person who is interested in the truth about the economy has no problem with the economy per se.
Let it be great. But let it be real.
An artificially inflated economy is a total con-job! It's the appearance of "good times" that aren't really there, and once the false appearances vanish (as they must) there's going to be some severe economic pain.
But alas, few want to hear the truth, and would rather gather around the TV to see how the central planners at the Federal Reserve will fix the price of interest rates. Away with all the "doom" and "gloom"!
One can imagine a group of friends at the bar, throwing down one bottle of hard liquor after another. A prudent friend warns the others that they better slow down, or stop, because the consequences will be very bad.
What's your problem man? Can't you see we're all having the greatest time ever? We've never been so happy? Why do you have to be such a doomsayer?
The prudent friend doesn't have a problem with the good time per se. But is it really a good time? Or just the artificial feeling of one?
Once the artificial high wears off, there's going to be some severely sick individuals the next day. But alas, the prudent one is told to shut up and the shot glasses are lined up regardless.
The underlying lesson is this:
The biggest government in the history of the world lives on a cornicopia of artificial beliefs.
Stuff that isn't so, is believed to be so.....en masse.
Everyone has a choice whether to believe what you're supposed to believe from cradle to grave, or to question and search for the truth.
When the artificial wears off, mass confusion must be the result.
What do you mean it wasn't the greatest economy ever? What do you mean the government doesn't have the money? What do you mean the budget has to be cut? What do you mean they lied?
It's best not be one of the confused.
It's much better to be one of the few who stand on the solid rock of truth.