How has this not led to outright revolution yet?

September 9, 2013
Bangkok, Thailand

“Ladies and gentlemen. For the safety and security of all passengers, please remove your shoes as you enter the security checkpoint…”

How many times have we heard that?

Anyone who has traveled in, out, or through the Land of the Free, or airports just about anywhere in the world over the last few years, has heard this tired refrain over and over again: ‘Safety and security.’

These days, you could put ‘safety and security’ in front of just about anything and get people to readily comply.

“Ladies and gentlemen, for the safety and security of all passengers, please stand on your head and clap with your feet…”

Well, OK. After all, who is against ‘safety and security’? Only criminal terrorists, apparently.

This is now the easiest way for governments to exact their agendas… whether it’s invading new countries, monitoring all Internet activity worldwide, or bailing out the big banks at taxpayer expense.

Apparently the citizenry has become so scared that we collectively lay down and let governments walk all over us.

This NSA debacle, which is only getting worse and worse, shows beyond all doubt how brazen and unabashed their tactics will be.

They’ve been caught red-handed spying on the entire world. And not a single utterance of remorse or reform.

Instead, it’s been ‘talk to the hand’, and they’ve closed ranks around the spy agency which has stepped up its efforts even more.

How this has not led to outright revolution in the Land of the Free is beyond me.

At this point, the Founding Fathers’ list of grievances nearly pales in comparison to the indignities and injustices to liberty that people suffer today under their government.

Understandably, people are too busy keeping their heads above water to pay much attention… with 25%+ unemployment rates in Europe and pensioners in the US resorting to food pantries in order to eat.

It’s the new American dream– living out your Golden Years dining at a charity food pantry because Ben Bernanke and his monopolistic control of the money supply have stoked ever-higher food prices.

And speaking of pensioners, you’ve undoubtedly heard by now that Poland has ‘overhauled’ its pension system by making a grab for private pension fund assets.

In nationalizing pension funds, the government of Poland gets to count those assets on its balance sheet, thus ‘reducing’ net public debt by roughly 8% of GDP.

This is a criminal enterprise, plain and simple. And anyone else would get thrown in jail for such a move.

Of course, the government claims that it’s for everyone’s safety and security.

By nationalizing pension funds, the government plans to gradually ‘adjust’ people’s portfolios away from stocks and into… what else? Government bonds.

Naturally, this is for people’s benefit, since government bonds are so safe and secure.

Prime Minister Donald Tusk: “We believe that, apart from the positive consequence of this decision for public debt, pensions will also be safer.”

And there you have it– confiscation of private property = Safety.

We’ve been talking about this trend for four years now. This is no longer theory. It’s real. It’s happening. And it’s coming soon to a bankrupt, insolvent nation near you.

Have you hit your breaking point yet?

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Simon Black

About the author

James Hickman (aka Simon Black) is an international investor, entrepreneur, and founder of Sovereign Research. His free daily e-letter Notes from the Field is about using the experiences from his life and travels to help you achieve more freedom, make more money, keep more of it, and protect it all from bankrupt governments.

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