Ruminations 3 – Crazy silver theories

13 Feb

Crazy Silver Theory #1

This theory involves gold as well. The first time I held a silver dollar coin, something clicked inside my brain. A long forgotten, and rusty from disuse gear began to whir inside my head as I weighted that magnificent part of our numismatic past on my hand. It was enough to get me to return to that coin dealer’s place every payday to buy silver coins. 90 percent or junk silver (although I’ve long since stopped calling it this) accumulated in my plastic box at home until I had enough to trade it for gold coins. Now, if you get a chance, buy a gold coin and behold the thing. Tell me if that most ancient of feelings doesn’t come to you. It will. Gold and Man have had a magical relationship for thousands of years. I contend that touching gold on a regular basis, awakens the merchant inside all of us. Prosperity soon follows. Gold will get your money-making mechanisms going.

1922 silver dollar

five dollar gold coin

At one time, we carried these in our pockets

At one time in our country’s history, we carried gold as currency. We touched it. We traded with it. We became a powerful and prosperous nation. But no more. Now we carry paper and the workings of our economy are shrouded in mystery and hidden from us. To our detriment. Now only corporations prosper; punctuated here and there by the lone individual, the Warren Buffet, the Bill Gates. Most of us now linger definitely in the lower Middle class. Always and forever living paycheck to paycheck or very close to it. Subdued by heavy personal debt.

Buy a gold coin. Liberate yourself.

Crazy Silver Theory #2

I contend as well, that on top of antibiotic abuse, another reason why we have super bugs is that we no longer handle silver on a daily basis. Think about it now. Silver is the, hmmm…well, the silver bullet when it comes to killing germs. Nothing survives it. Bugs cannot build resistance to it. They just die when they touch the stuff.
I read somewhere that the U.S. Army was considering sawing silver thread into the socks worn by our soldiers to stop foot infections such as foot rot.
And prior to 1965, we touched silver every day. We got silver molecules onto our skin and then rubbed our eyes and picked our noses and transferred the beneficial silver ions onto our internal system. Silver probably floated in the air and accumulated on every day objects. All that stopped when we began making clad coinage.

silver coins

90 percent silver goodness

And now we have super bugs. I know, you may be right. I may be crazy. But then again…

Thank you for looking!


3 Responses to “Ruminations 3 – Crazy silver theories”

  1. Lawrence Gladsden February 14, 2012 at 1:49 pm #

    Thanks for your thoughts. This manner of thinking is very ancient and of course, still omnipresent in all of us. It is the basis for naturopathy and many, many traditional customs in all cultures. New Guinea tribesmen famously built radio transmitters out of bamboo to bring back the US servicemen who left after WW2. Eventually it worked, westerners returned to the island, again most famously, the young Rockefeller who went missing and was presumed eaten in 1961. Did the bamboo transmitters bring back the white man? I’m sure the New Guineans thought they did. The reason we are poorer is not because we don’t touch gold constantly anymore (the Midas complex), but due to the loss of legal and cultural “governors” on the tendency of money to concentrate at the top. Sixty years ago, CEO’s made 13 times what the average employee did, not 400 times as they do today. We used to tax top incomes at 90% (under Eisenhower (R)), now it’s effectively 15%, and not even that due to loophalls. Trading restrictions removed, banks went wild. Private equity figured out how to commit piracy on vulnerable corporations. Unions have been broken, access for US companies to international labor markets and right to work states broke their backs. Our larger corporations are no longer domestic, they are international, their only vested interest in the USA is as a market and a military to protect their more vulnerable foreign assets. Even our value as a market has been lessened by access to international markets, we are in danger of becoming a backwater to be plundered colonial style by the all powerful and wealthy masters of the universe. This is not due to a lack of precious metals in our pockets, it is due to the manipulation of our system to remove restraints on the concentration and permanence of wealth. Having said that, I am nostalgic for the sweet clink of silver in my pocket.

    • yaquigrande February 14, 2012 at 5:42 pm #

      Wow. There’s a lot in your comment to think about. I would love to hear more about the ‘governors’, i.e. how did we keep that wealth from accumulating at the top (the rich getting richer). Laws? Regulations? or is it more complicated? Is there any chance that will ever be reverted?

      Thanks for visiting!

  2. Lawrence Gladsden February 15, 2012 at 8:10 pm #

    strong Unions, Glass-Steagall, Taxation. Directors and CEO’s are all the same people now, with a few ex-politician lackeys thrown in for seasoning, serving on each other’s boards, which set each others salaries. These folks also write our laws, so that’s our problem.

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