I love Christmas. It is a time when my attention is off the business (closed for the day), and my children return home. My beautiful daughter who lives interstate walked through the door in a surprise visit on Christmas Day, which exposed my soppy old sentimentality.
When the dust and merriment has settled, Christmas is also when I tend to ponder on the year – past and future.
The past year is easy. Economies around the world continued to deteriorate. Those worst affected are those most hamstrung by government regulations. Australia is in real trouble (relative to its recent past, not Venezuela), though our idiot media remain oblivious.
The cracks in the ‘no worries’ forever-prosperity façade are widening as the lack of jobs and hope finally reaches Sydney and Melbourne. As noted a while back, government controlled economies collapse from the periphery inwards. Largesse is reduced, or eliminated entirely, from those areas with least votes first and, only when revenue desperation sets in, are the major cities (most voters) subjected to the pain.
My office manager rang me in tears last week; she works from her Sydney home and her business has collapsed. Three of her six clients went broke in the last few weeks. She spent most of the Christmas week trying to get a second job as an Uber driver.
I have some contacts in both Melbourne and Sydney and all report that their businesses have taken a hit.
And the coming year? It is hard to avoid the conclusion that 2018 is going to be the year when the illusion busts.
Who will the media blame? Doubtless, they will get that wrong too – rampant capitalism, too many white Christians, global warming, lack of inclusivity, space aliens? I know that government regulations, which have throttled the economy and made hiring employees a menace to business survival, won’t get a mention.
I also know that there won’t be a peep about the lack of honest money in circulation. One cannot blame the media entirely; their ignorance is no more profound than that of the general population. Erroneous ideas about money mean that civilization itself is poorly understood. Money is the basis of our civilization. The inevitable result of pushing it out of circulation (and thus, public consciousness) with legal tender laws is now manifesting.
Without an understanding of money, nothing else can be understood. Gold bequeathed us what we regard as reality. Thus, the further we stray from Gold, the further that we stray from reality. That being the case, expect PC nuttiness to become even more destructive. I am serious in suggesting that moves to legalise paedophilia and human/animal relationships are in our future (more inclusive marriage laws?), though probably not in 2018. There is no bottom rung on the descent into moral depravity.
I am concerned for my family; they are not battle-hardened and find it nigh on impossible to think outside of the linear continuity – the common belief in WIWAB (what is will always be). The reset, when it does happen, will be very hard for them.
What sort of a Christmas will we be having in twelve months? Can we limp through another year relatively unscathed? I sincerely doubt it, but I do hope so.