“Once they (the State) do get ultimate control, they will lose everything.”
Thus went the U.S.S.R. This is why the economies of the West were already collapsing even before government’s lockdowns; they had been centrally controlled (regulated) beyond the point where it was possible to effectively operate in a profitable manner.
Rafi Farber speaks a great truth here; it is a wholly obvious truth, yet is obscure to almost everyone. The paper monies of the world have no value without the real money that sits underneath them. Once one of those paper monies can no longer be exchanged for Gold or silver then the paper collapses in value almost overnight (AKA hyperinflation).
We are not there in the West yet, but we are closer than most realize. And yes, this is why Bitcoin etc. will also collapse to worthlessness along with the government paper that their ‘value’ is denominated in.
Only Gold is money, but silver is a valuable surrogate for Gold in the marketplace.
If you do not hold Gold and/or silver at this juncture in our history then, simply put, you will be impoverished.