Recessions are Good

Recessions are good.

You wouldn’t know that by listening to the mainstream media. They think recessions are bad.

It’s a good thing the media is not in charge of the human body. If it were, your body would never sleep.

Sleep is good.

Recessions are good.

Sleep gives your body time to repair itself. It gives the body the opportunity to focus on ridding itself of the excess toxins that have built up in the body.

When you are asleep, your body is in a relative state of inactivity. In other words you’re not continuing to build up those toxins.

What’s wrong with that?

Did you sleep last night?

What happens if you only sleep two hours per night?

Just as a body needs to sleep, so does an economy.

A recession gives the economy the time to rid itself of its toxins.

The toxins are the hucksters, scammers, and con-men who flourish in times of expansion.

The toxins are also those unfruitful projects that are undertaken when cash is flush.

When times are good, hucksters thrive.

Ponzi scheme artists like Bernie Madoff did very well when the economy was good.

When the economy goes south and cash is tight, Ponzi schemers don’t have the income in cash from new investors to pay off the old investors.

Thus the scheme fails and is ultimately exposed.

That’s a good thing.

Another good thing that happens in a recession is that because money is tight, companies start cutting back on all the unnecessary unfruitful expenses.

You do it as a person, and companies do it on a company level.

Just as you may get rid of your gym membership, or your HBO membership when times are tight, companies get rid of all the stupid things that they invested in – such as self-driving cars.

Apple got involved in self-driving cars. What did Apple know about the automobile industry? Nothing.

Why did they get involved? Because everybody else was getting involved, because cash was flush, and because everyone else was stupid and hadn’t thought it out.

Perhaps Apple was told that the train was leaving the station, and that they weren’t on it. This is a popular expression on Wall Street. You will hear this one a few times in your career.

Ah, yes, the fear of abandonment; it works every time.

Well, it would’ve been prudent to ask where the train was going to.

When a recession hits, Apple will be forced to jettison this stupid idea.

This is a good thing.

When times are tight, you focus on what is essential.

You tighten up your game.

You invest your resources in your core business.

You stop getting involved in things in which you have no business being involved.

The end result is that once again you become a lean, mean, fighting machine.

When everything gets tightened up, and you improve your game, magically you wake up and are refreshed and ready to fight even stronger than you were before.

And all of this was made possible by sleep or in the case of an economy a recession.

Recessions are not bad things.

Recessions are necessary things.

Recessions are good things.

Never be scared of a recession. It is a necessary part of life.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

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Levi Strauss

If you are bored by economics, read no further.

Suppose the name value that a business is built upon is not owned by the owners alone.

Suppose that the owners of Levi Strauss own only the land, factory, machines and supplies of Levi Strauss but not the labor or the business concept known as Levi Strauss.

Suppose the owners of Levi Strauss decide to shut down the factory, and sell off the machines in the United States, so as to open up a sweat shop in Haiti in order to save money on labor.

In the past, the workers in America had no choice but to accept the decision made by the owners and executives of Levi Strauss.

But what if the workers could say to Levi Strauss: You may own the factory, the land, the machines, the raw materials and the supplies, but you don’t own the business entity known as Levi Strauss?

What if the workers said to Levi Strauss: We own that concept known as Levi Strauss. We built that company. You can’t sell it without our permission and without compensating us. And you have to give us the right of first refusal in purchasing that company from you. And we get to set the price, not you.

So go ahead Mr. Owner; you go right ahead and sell the buildings and the machines and the land. Good luck in setting up a Levi Strauss sweatshop in Haiti. We will block you, and we will win.

Had workers had this ability in the United States, none of this deindustrialization would have taken place.

The intellectual persona that is Levi Strauss would belong in large part to the employees and the workers.

This is fair because the name and concept of Levi Strauss was enlarged by the workers.

Levi Strauss never would have become the name it became if Levi Strauss, the man himself, had to manufacture his own jeans.

There is tremendous dollar value embedded into the name and concept of a business.

In the past, the workers received none of that dollar value.

The workers of today would be correct in filing claims against Levi Strauss for theft of that dollar value.

But it’s not just the workers at Levi Strauss who can file a claim against Levi Strauss, it’s the community itself.

The governments that spend money to build roads that lead to the Levi Strauss factory also have a claim.

So do the ancillary businesses that arise to serve the community that is enlarged by Levi Strauss. Those workers in those businesses made a commitment in time and energy that they could have spent elsewhere.

When pigs come in and destroy the American factories of Levi Strauss, the entire community suffers.

Pigs and corporate raiders unfairly robbed value from those communities and ancillary businesses.

These pigs must compensate those communities.

Let the pigs and corporate raiders have their foreign sweatshops, but let them have none of the name value of Levi Strauss or other top brands.

How about them apples?

That would shake things up.

It would have two effects. It would prevent or help prevent corporate raiders from disenfranchising the society that built up the name value of the product.

It would force a transfer of wealth from Corporate America to regular people. Levi Strauss would have to pony up billions and give those dollars back to the workers.

Or, Levi Strauss could put those factories back in the United States – but with a difference. Since we now know that the value of the company comes through the name that the workers build up, the workers will now control the game.

That means they get more money.

In essence then, what we are saying is that as a business grows, the name value (that the workers build up) grows to the point that the workers then control the company.

Is this fair to the man Levi Strauss? It certainly is, because the workers were making Levi Strauss the man fabulously wealthy as the company was growing. Furthermore, Levi Strauss the man received the prestige of having his name on the company. That prestige was engendered by the workers.

What Levi Strauss (and his successors) does not gain is the ability to fire all those workers, take the name and goodwill that was built up, and hire cheap labor in China so that he can get even wealthier. That, my friend, is abandonment.

And that is what transpired in the United States during the 1980s.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

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Our Current Brand of Globalism

What’s wrong with our modern economics?

What’s wrong is that the vision of globalism that is commonly prosecuted by our elites is wrong.

The current brand is inefficient.

It’s a thinly disguised justification for sweatshop imperialism.

It doesn’t benefit anyone except the super rich.

Why barge materials and goods from continent to continent when each continent within reason has the materials necessary to manufacture its own goods?

Why does India need anyone? They have no shortage of fisheries, farmland, and mountains to extract ores.

Why does South America need anyone? They have no shortage of fisheries, farmland, and mountains to extract ores.

The same can be said for any other continent or subcontinent.

So where is the beef?

There isn’t any continent that doesn’t have oil, or farmland, or fisheries.

Given this reality, why are we barging materials all over the world?

We are doing so because the super rich want to exploit the Third World for cheap labor.

This is the only way that they can build and maintain their mansions around the globe.

In the United States today we currently have shortages of goods on the shelves.

We are told that finished goods are piling up on the docks of California.

Why should that be?

Why should we be importing these goods to begin with.

We have plenty of resources in the United States.

We have no shortage of lumber, oil or raw materials.

Nor do we have a shortage of manpower.

If we can’t make it on one continent, then we don’t deserve to make it at all.

The same can be said for the peoples on other continents.

Our current brand of globalism is flawed.

It’s inefficient.

And what is this nonsense about needing foreign investment in order to build up the economy?

Foreign investment is another tool of imperialism.

It’s just another landlord who charges high rent.

Often what Third World countries need is expertise and education.

A better option than paying rent is for the Third World country to charge rent.

The people of Jamaica will now charge you rent for mining bauxite.

The people in the Caribbean will now charge you rent for growing and refining sugar cane.

The people in Vietnam will now charge you rent for making textiles.

You will now pay rent for using our land.

You will now pay us dearly in rent for using our labor.

You will not own anything.

You will pay a licensing agreement for the harbors, the infrastructure, the works.

You will not own one building in our country.

You will not own one piece of land.

You will not own a tractor, a ship, or a truck.

You will not own so much as a pencil.

There will be no loans from you to us.

You will possess no equity in our country.

Bye bye.

Don’t let the door hit your ass on the way out.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

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Flawed Models

What’s wrong with our modern economics?

What’s wrong is that the vision of globalism that is commonly expressed by our elites is wrong.

The current brand is inefficient.

It’s a thinly disguised justification for sweatshop imperialism.

It doesn’t benefit anyone except the super rich.

Why barge materials from continent to continent when each continent within reason has the materials necessary to manufacture those goods?

Why does India need anyone? They have no shortage of fisheries, farmland, and mountains to extract ores.

The same can be said for any other continent or subcontinent.

So where is the beef?

There isn’t any continent that doesn’t have oil, or farmland, or fisheries.

Given this reality, why are we barging materials all over the world?

We are doing so because the super rich want to exploit the Third World for cheap labor.

This is the only way that they can maintain their mansions around the globe.

In the United States today we currently have shortages of goods on the shelves.

We were told that the finished goods are piling up on the docks of California.

Why should that be?

Why should we be importing these goods to begin with.

We have plenty of resources in the United States.

If we can’t make it on one continent, then we don’t deserve to make it at all.

Our current brand of globalism is flawed.

It’s inefficient.

And what is this nonsense about needing foreign investment in order to build up the economy?

Foreign investment is another tool of imperialism.

It’s just another landlord who charges high rent.

Often what Third World countries need is expertise and education.

A better option than paying rent is for the Third World country to charge rent.

The people of Jamaica will now charge you rent for mining bauxite.

The people in the Caribbean will now charge you rent for growing indigo.

The people in Vietnam will now charge you rent for making textiles.

You will now pay rent for using our land.

You will now pay us dearly in rent for using our labor.

You will not own anything.

You will pay a licensing agreement for the harbors, the infrastructure, the works.

You will not own one building in our country.

You will not own one piece of land.

You will not own a tractor, ship, or a truck.

You will not own so much as a pencil.

There will be no loans from you to us.

You will possess no equity in our country.

Bye bye.

Don’t let the door hit your ass on the way out.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

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Bogus Government Shutdown

Once again Senate Republicans led by Mitch McConnell play the tiresome game of shutting down the government.

Boring.

They have blocked a bill which would suspend the debt ceiling and avoid a government shut down.

Thus, because of McConnell’s maneuvers, there could be a potential government shut down.

Thank you for wasting our time, Mitch McConnell.

I can tell you exactly how this will end.

We’ve seen this story one million times before.

It’s like watching a Godfather marathon.

Seriously, how much more of this movie can you possibly take? I mean, you every line better than the Lord’s Prayer.

After much back-and-forth, after much hand wringing, after much national discussion, an emergency deal will be hammered out by Congress at two in the morning, and the government racket will continue.

Everyone will smile.

The media will gasp a sigh of relief.

Mitch McConnell will slap the back of Chuck Schumer and old Chuckles will reciprocate.

Mission accomplished.

Dog and pony show act completed.

Thank you, elites.

Thank you, Corporate America.

Sigh.

I’ve got a better idea, Mitch McConnell.

I’ve got a better idea, puppet masters.

Instead of wasting our time with these fruitless, half-assed measures, which only serve to make Republicans look like responsible stewards of the economy in order to fool their clueless, unquestioning base, why not construct or initiate a comprehensive bill which might help the people of the United States of America?

Why not push forward with interested Democrats a bill to provide affordable healthcare for all people through a decentralized, competitive marketplace?

Why not do what the Democrats have traditionally done and propose a plan?

Why not then prosecute that plan?

Why not push forward along with interested Democrats a bill which gives us high speed rail as an alternative to increasingly expensive and cumbersome jet travel?

Why must we always wait for the Democrats to take the initiative?

Why must Republicans always play the role of the opposition?

Why don’t we try something different?

It’s time Americans understood that it’s not as important that Congress spends a lot of money as it is what Congress spends that money on.

I want Republicans to ACTUALLY do something innovative which would accomplish all the things that they say they stand for.

I want a bill which puts more money in the pockets of more average Americans.

What I don’t want is posturing by Republicans as part of a scripted dog and pony show designed to make them look good.

I’d rather have Republicans do good than look good, especially when their fruitless measures don’t make them look good.

But I suppose that that’s the true endgame of our elites. Have the Republicans appear to be responsible financial stewards of the economy while accomplishing nothing. Then when the coast is clear, have the Democrats initiate and pass more policies which end up putting more money in the hands of fewer people.

Thank you elites.

Thank you Corporate America.

Thank you, Mitch McConnell.

Thank you for wasting our time.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

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My Financial Advice

I don’t know how many of you are young out there, but I am going to give you some advice that’s going to make you rich.

I want you to become filthy stinking rich at an age where you can enjoy it.

I don’t want you to make the same mistakes that I made.

With that stated, I don’t want you to become so rich so that you can dominate other people, nor do I want you to become so rich that you quit your job and become lazy good for nothings.

I want you to become rich so that you can still work but with a little ease of mind.

In your life, you will have multiple chances to become wealthy.

Now, of course, I’m talking about you investing in other peoples ideas.

When it comes to yourself, of course you always have the opportunity to become wealthy.

In this article I’m talking about you putting otherwise idle money to good use.

In the mid 1980s, when I was young, I invested a sizable amount of money in Apple computer.

I invested in Apple computer because I used Apple computer. I knew that the Macintosh was a versatile computer, so I knew it was going places.

Alas, I sold the stock because I needed the money to accomplish other things in my life.

In retrospect, that was a mistake.

Of course, this was well before the iPhone was invented, so one could argue that no one could predict that Steve Jobs would return to the company that he helped found and turn it into a megagiant.

If I had kept my Apple stock, I would’ve been fabulously wealthy.

Likewise with Las Vegas Sands.

Around the time of the 2008 collapse I was investing in the stock market. At that time I still believed in the Great Casino on Wall Street. This was before the stock market became completely rigged. In those days the stock market was only halfway rigged. Ha ha.

Even though the stock market was bottoming out, and even though Las Vegas Sands was plummeting, I was buying.

I didn’t buy at the low which was $1.42 a share, but I came close. My last purchase was at $1.47 a share.

I had a lot of shares in Las Vegas Sands, so when it rose in value, which I knew it would, I made a pretty fair penny.

I knew that the experts were wrong on Las Vegas Sands because I would frequently travel to Las Vegas and stay at the Venetian.

You might say it was my home away from home.

While the pundits were down on Las Vegas Sands I could see that people were still flooding into the casino.

Plus, I liked the style of its owner Sheldon Adelson. Adelson wasn’t just investing in Las Vegas; he was one of the first Las Vegas hoteliers to invest in Macau, where he was making a fortune.

Sheldon Adelson was the funniest CEO you’d ever want to hear on a conference call.

If he hadn’t been a hotelier, he probably would’ve been a comedian.

So I bet on Sheldon Adelson, and I bet with my eyes, what was before me.

And I did will.

Stick to what you know when making an investment, and stick to what you can see before your eyes.

When you have to choose between the pundits and what is before your eyes, stick to what you can see before your eyes unless there is some compelling reason not to.

In both Apple Computer and Las Vegas Sands, I was investing in things that I used, things that I knew, things that I could check on.

You can do the same in your investing.

If you don’t believe in the product, if you don’t use the product, there’s a good chance that you won’t make a lot of money on it.

It’s that belief in the product that allows you to stick with it when others are against it.

That would be my main advice to you.

Along with that advice I now offer you the advice I did not follow at the time.

Set it and forget it.

Once you make your choice, stick with it to completion.

Don’t sell it.

Unless you have some compelling reason to sell it, don’t sell it.

Leave it alone. Let it grow.

This is what I want you to do.

This is the advice that will make you rich.

Now, I don’t advise that you bet the entire ranch on one stock.

Of course, you should diversify.

Of course, you should bet no more than you can afford to lose.

But if you have made a reasonable bet, money you can afford to lose, set it and forget it.

Now, this is the advice I am currently going to follow through on for cryptocurrency.

I can’t tell you why I believe in cryptocurrency. It’s just a feeling that I have.

I believe that cryptocurrency will eventually become what the gold rush was to many in the 1800s.

Even though the elites are beating down Bitcoin, there will always be a need for Bitcoin.

Bitcoin to me is nothing more than a registry of stored value where we agree not to dilute that value by printing up money.

As long as the elites print up money, Bitcoin will go up in value.

Bitcoin will have to survive because the elites will need Bitcoin also.

There will be too many elites who will see the value of Bitcoin.

When push comes to shove, the elites will have to adopt Bitcoin. They will have no other choice. There are too many advantages of Bitcoin over gold.

The same can be said for other cryptocurrencies like Ethereum.

Now, it may come to pass that Ethereum will not be used in the manner that Bitcoin is used.

The block chain is a powerful tool that can be used in so many areas of endeavor. It may come to pass one day that healthcare records and vaccine records may be stored on the block chain.

Ethereum may well be a carrier for the healthcare industry. In this manner cryptocurrencies, initially designed to store value of money, may be used to store value of other types.

There is no stopping this.

Decentralizing the storage of records over thousands if not hundreds of thousands of servers is far better than centralizing our storage of records on one or two massive servers.

This is one of the great technological innovations that has yet to be fully recognized by our collective consciousness.

As such, it is a great opportunity for young people to invest in.

Of course, the powers that be will always play their tricks.

But this is one game where do you still have a fighting chance.

When you do invest, as I am investing right now, put in an amount of money that you can afford to lose and then walk away from it.

Now, if you don’t believe in it, don’t invest.

But if you do believe in it, invest and walk away.

Do not check the value or the price of your investment every day.

Go live your life.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

Copyright 2021 Archer Crosley All Rights Reserved

The Wrong Brand of Globalism

The brand of globalism that our elites practice is wrong.

It’s wrong for us, and it’s wrong for the elites.

Of course, the elites can’t see that because they are morally blind. Money has a way of doing that.

The elites believe in an imperialist version of globalism. They see the United States and their allies in the West as the executives to the world, and they see the people in Haiti and Southeast Asia as the worker bees who will work for peanuts to make finished goods for citizens in the West.

Naturally, of course, the lion’s share of the profits will go to the rich in their walled off developments across the United States and in particular Martha’s Vineyard.

The elites and their media lackeys justify their exploitation of these have-not nations as the price they pay for “we the enlightened” bringing democracy to their otherwise destitute nations.

In reality though, we in the West make these nations destitute.

Our apparel companies like Levi’s and Nike pay workers 5 to $10 a day to make our jeans and shoes. Our agricultural companies like Cargill and ADM dump their cheap corn and rice into the exploited nations thus destroying their local agriculture.

The dictators that our elites prop up in those exploited nations through the CIA, their thug agency, ensure that this economic model is possible.

This is the only possible way for the elites to gain unbridled wealth. They wouldn’t be able to do so if they were making an honest buck.

This is how the wealthy in Britain got so wealthy in centuries past.

Those fabulous mansions that the British aristocracy lived in were paid for by the sweat of the workers in the slave plantations that Britain ran around the globe.

When the British weren’t subjugating countries like India and China, they were running slave plantations in Guyana, Jamaica and Fiji.

That’s why you can meet people of Indian extraction who come from Guyana and Fiji. The British elite tricked illiterate Hindu into becoming indentured servants via a thumbprint signature.

When you watch films like Pride and Prejudice or Downton Abbey, and you see the fabulous mansions that Mr. Darcy and Lord Grantham owned, you are looking at stolen wealth.

Our elites here in the United States are impressed by that.

They seek to emulate the British.

But we are not British. We are Americans.

Moreover we should not be British.

We have a common language, English, but that’s it.

Our ancestors didn’t live in mansions Like those of the Lord Grantham and Mr. Darcy; on the contrary, our ancestors lived in work houses like those depicted in Oliver Twist.

This is all the more reason to walk away from Britain’s brand of imperialism.

It is Britain’s brand of imperialism that serves as the model for our modern day globalism.

It’s a wrong model. It’s a wrong vision.

The proper brand of globalism involves a sharing of wealth and productivity.

Each nation should make within reason 80% of its own goods for its own people.

In this manner, every nation can be a winner.

In the current model, exploited nations are used as slave labor camps for the rich who live on Martha’s Vineyard.

Exploited nations also serve as sanctuaries for wealthy corporations to avoid environmental and financial scrutiny.

Exploited nations also serve as pop-off valves to keep wages low in western nations.

The result is the lesser quality of life for citizens in both the exploited and exploiter nations.

The only people who win are the rich.

Free trade is really free imperialism.

It’s the wrong brand of globalism.

When we help others, we help ourselves.

When we help the people of Haiti and Southeast Asia become more prosperous, we become more prosperous.

Paradoxically our rich will live a more rewarding life. But they are too blind to see this.

Obsession with money has created this moral blindness.

They have become a cancer cell practicing the wrong brand of globalism.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

Copyright 2021 Archer Crosley All Rights Reserved

Why Bitcoin Crashed

Do you understand why Bitcoin has crashed and why it is where it is?

Do you understand why Bitcoin may go down a bit further?

It’s important that you do, because having this information will enable you to fully understand our elites and what kind of people they are.

Pollyannas go no further.

It is of course the elites who have crashed Bitcoin and kept it where it is – foundering haplessly like a clueless dolt in a swimming pool.

If it’s one thing the elites cannot stand, cannot tolerate, it is when regular people, plebes, make a bundle of money when they do not.

It keeps them up at night.

It’s like a hot knife in their guts.

They don’t like missing the boat, and they don’t like the fact that you’re on it and they’re not.

That’s not the way life is supposed to work.

They are supposed to be the winners.

You see, our elites have been trained and indoctrinated, just like you, to believe that they are the best and the brightest, the smartest guys in the room.

So when upstarts like you, common swill, make money and a lot of it, it upends the false value system that they believe in.

They can’t have that.

Their brains physically cannot tolerate that pain.

So to alleviate that pain, they have crashed Bitcoin so that they can buy it cheaper in order to jack it up.

They did this through their various allies in the media and the business world.

From out of the woodwork, their puppets and officers came forward to denounce Bitcoin. All the members of the orchestra were there. You know their names and where they went to school.

All they had to do was create a lack of confidence in Bitcoin.

They presented Bitcoin as a threat to the environment. Really? How about the threat that Fortune magazine presents to the environment? What’s the carbon cost in chopping down all those trees and making all that ink? The same can be said for all the other rags the Empire puts out. Should we shut down the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and The Economist?

The lack of confidence that the elites created was false and bogus; but no matter, they did it.

If they have to, the elites will kill you.

You the plebes cannot be seen as smarter than they.

For them it is a fate worse than death.

That is why Bitcoin has crashed.

Is important for you to know this to understand the ruthlessness and the commitment of our elites.

They are totally immoral people.

They are not like you.

They couldn’t care less about the beautiful philosophy behind Bitcoin.

What they care about is money, profits, and power.

In spite of this, they can be beaten.

They have flaws, and me talking about them will not alter that reality.

They are who they are, and we are who we are.

While the elites have incredible biological smarts, but no more on average than you the plebes, they are morally dumb.

They are also incredibly lazy and careless.

That’s why they create so many calamities in the world.

They’re just like Tom and Daisy Buchanan, leaving chaos in their wake.

If we look at the following mathematical formula, this makes sense.

Effectiveness = Smarts x Moral Quotient x Diligence x Technology

What saves us is the moral stupidity of our elites.

Plus their laziness.

Of course that laziness will temporarily correct itself when plebes move across the finish line in first place.

We saw this in the Brexit referendum in the UK just a few years ago. We are seeing that in Bitcoin today.

It’s the story of the tortoise and the hare, except in this story, the hare gets to wake up and move the finish line so that he can win the game.

That is what we see in Bitcoin today. The elites have woken up and moved the finish line so that they can win.

King Louis has spotted a potential rival and chosen to confiscate his estate.

Just like that.

They can do it, they will do it.

Indeed, they have done it.

Welcome to reality, Pollyanna.

All that talk about building a better mousetrap, the cream rising to the top, you too can be President – all of that is a myth, a vapor and a dream.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

Copyright 2021 Archer Crosley All Rights Reserved

Trade Imbalance

I’m trying to understand trade imbalance in a way that’s meaningful to me.

Let’s begin with an article that Thomas Sowell wrote many years ago in which he pointed out the meaninglessness of a trade imbalance.

In his article he pointed out that he had a net trade imbalance with his grocery store. For decades he had been buying goods from the supermarket, and yet the supermarket had never once bought any goods from him.

His point was: Trade imbalance? So what?

I’m not sure about that, but it’s a good starting point. Let’s run with this.

Let’s create a hypothetical country call the United States being run by King Louis.

During the reign of King Louis of France, that fat fuck didn’t do a damn thing except eat grapes, drink wine, fuck women and figure out ways to loot other countries.

The people in his country made everything for him. He didn’t do anything himself. He rewarded them with shit wages, dimes.

In essence he carried on a trade imbalance with his people.

He got away with it through force.

In many respects, this is what the United States and our King Louises do today. We sit back like a fat fuck, watch Hollywood movies, drink wine, go to nice restaurants, fuck, and figure out ways to fight wars while other people do all the heavy lifting for us.

We then pay many of these exploited countries shit wages.

We get away with it through force.

When King Louis of France needed extra money he would tax the citizens but that would make life worse for them. They would get angry. So he would go to war or colonize in order to take things from other people.

When the King Louises of the United States need extra money they do pretty much the same thing. But they also print up notes, do some accounting tricks, then use other countries as borrowers. It’s an IOU of sorts, a promise to pay.

But of course, we don’t plan on paying any of that money back. It never gets paid.

It never gets paid because we are King Louis. We are the biggest motherfucker around.

It’s like Sean Penn stated in the movie Casualties of War: Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil because I’m the biggest motherfucker in the valley.

This is how the United States operates today.

This is how Louis of France operated.

And what happened to King Louis XVI?

That’s right.

In time the people get wise and say: “We’ve had enough. We are doing all the heavy lifting, and you’re sitting back doing all the fucking.”

That’s the danger of a trade imbalance.

That is our future.

A trade imbalance in time favors the people providing the raw goods.

In 1850s China, the Chinese were providing more raw goods to Great Britain then Great Britain was to China. As a consequence, British sterling was flowing out of the country. To combat that, the British decided to import opium into China. When the Chinese objected because their people were getting addicted to opium, the British insisted that the Chinese purchase opium, and the results where were the opium wars. There were two of them.

This is how the west generally corrects a trade imbalance.

Now, the analogy that Thomas Sowell used with his supermarket is a little unfair. There are of course other factors that go into the equation, but if we lived in a world where there were no external factors except you and the supermarket, in time you would run out of money. If you tried to print up money, your supermarket might cut you off. Now, of course, you could run up a debt to your supermarket, give them an IOU; but in time the note would come due. At that point, if you didn’t have money, which you won’t, you can again either print up money or not not pay.

At that point, you’ll be cut off at which point you can either starve or resolve to go to war and simply steal the food from the supermarket.

Those are the poor choices before the King Louis who now runs the United States of America.

The alternative is not palatable to our elites, our King Louises.

The alternative is to return the United States to a country that actually makes things, that restores the trade imbalance.

Our King Louises reject that option because it cuts into their money.

And they are too stupid to see that it will kill them in the end.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

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Immortality and False Prophets

Let us write the history of the world without being clever.

There are no movers and shakers in history; that is a lie, an opiate, to give men a false and misguided sense of immortality.

Common men created the world.

They lived and died.

They spoke languages that have no official form nor grammar.

They raised animals, grew crops, and ate food that have no names, no nomenclature, and no taxonomy.

Men and women moved fluently and freely over borders in order to survive.

Their movements, their associations have no labels.

There was only a continuous exchange of elements and information.

Their unwritten and unclassified experience is the prime straw that stirs the drink.

They are a mass of hydroxy-carbonated goo moving over earth’s terrain, destroying, assimilating, and rebuilding.

False prophets arose to capture that experience, store it, repackage it, give it approved form, then sell it back to the common man in order to dominate him.

These men were known as academics. They placed this bottled experience in buildings called libraries and museums.

These men redefined human experience.

They invented heroes and so-called movers and shakers.

They invented a false etiquette.

They defined certain experiences as more valid.

These academics, their libraries, their museums are false prophets and false gods.

Leonardo da Vinci and his Mona Lisa are but two products of these false prophets; these products exist to empower the academic and by extension the kings and queens who control the academic.

People, young and old, are instructed by the academic that these two experiences, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Mona Lisa, are supreme and therefore immortal.

By extension the designators of these pieces of immortality must therefore be immortal.

Yet these designators, these opinion makers, are not immortal, nor are the products, the art, the music, the writings , the heroes, the movers and shakers they designate.

They’re only part of the continuum of the efforts of the common man.

There is no Caesar.

There is no Alexander.

There is no Leonardo da Vinci.

They are manifestations of an opiate haze created by academics and the false kings and queens who in turn control those academics.

The great man of history does not exist.

There is only anonymous man toiling away, growing crops, raising animals, eating food, building shelter for himself, trying to survive another day, until the day he dies.

Therein lies true immortality.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

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