Society evolved from tribalism. The process was simple, though unique to one place and time.
Basic trading between tribes had always occurred. It was the emergence of money, with its unique property of being a store of stable value over time, which took trading to a much more sophisticated and complex level by allowing for the accumulation of capital.
Money, with its incentive to produce surplus goods with which to trade and prosper created, for the first time, wealthy people. It was, visibly and obviously, a highly desirable state. The achievement of that state was greatly assisted by a situation of peace, not war. The wealth gained through the peaceful trade of surplus goods was far preferable to the wealth gained through war with all its attendant risks.
Thus was born the concept of tolerance for the culture and beliefs of another. Tolerance was a prerequisite for being a trader in a market composed of many different cultures – a free market. In that manner was birthed the first society.
The nature of trading, with its emphasis on trust and expanding markets, created an awareness of, and demand for, the virtues of not only tolerance, but honesty and decency. Trust had to be earned.
The newly accumulated wealth allowed for the previously unknown concept of leisure. From that sprang the arts and the need for a more sophisticated language. It was a rapidly increasing spiral of wealth, leisure, arts, peace, honesty – and IQ.
In 2019, just over one hundred years after governments removed money from circulation, that whole process is in reverse. Fiat is a distant cry from a store of stable value over time. Society is visibly breaking back down into its tribal roots with the collapse of tolerance, ethics and morals and the rapid rise of mass stupidity, e.g. global warming, veganism, sexual fluidity and equality.
From the absurd ‘progressive’ premise that all are equal has come undeserved respect and, from there, ambition. Why not? The result has been that utterly stupid and unprincipled people (just a few examples amongst many) have been elected to the highest level of government. At no other time in recorded history have people with a falling average IQ been led by people who are even less intelligent.
In that manner is civilization’s collapse speeding up. At the very moment when the West need leaders wise enough to reverse course, we have the opposite. They do not even know the course. They are oblivious to all history, let alone the history of money.
We live in a paradox whereby as the political class becomes ever-less intelligent and seizes ever-more power, the society that they insist on regulating, supervising and taxing becomes ever more complex. This inverse proportionality is dangerous, and fast becoming critical. It is not just the economic damage caused by this self-serving and malign oversight, though that is bad enough, it is the weapons systems that are under their control.
In the meantime, the gene pool is collapsing as the intelligent are reluctant to breed and moronic riff-raff double down on their efforts. Why not? They are subsidized by their governments for doing so. They are, after all, equal. With this decay of the gene pool comes the rise of poor immune systems and the prevalence of ‘super bugs’ and genetic abnormalities. Amongst other things, this has led to sexual allsorts and the daft insistence that there are more sexes than just male and female. Instead of an effort to try to identify and address the root of the problem, there is a concerted push to normalise such peculiarities.
Only the re-circulation of Gold can put societies back on course.
Time is running out.