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Best Doug Casey Speech Ever! An Anarchist, Economic Collapse & 7 Billion Chimpanzees

This is Doug Casey at Libertopia, this is without a doubt his best speech ever. He holds no punches amongst fellow libertarians and anarchists. This is informative and excellent!

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It Doesn't Matter

As he points out, in a democracy, it doesn't matter if you have a good portion of people who are "awake" to what is going on. It only matters if 51% of the great unwashed wake up.

I figure that probably around 1% of the population realizes that anarchy is the least violent and most prosperous condition for mankind. Then you got around 5% to 10% that still think violence needs to be used against their fellow citizens to fund security and court services, but don't believe violence should be used for anything beyond that. The rest are all complete sociopaths.

So, while it's nice to see large numbers of people waking up, the hope that enough people will wake up to put a stop to the madness before our standard of living is reduced to the stone ages is basically zero. On this point, I agree with him. The only thing that will bring this madness to an end is the destruction of the currency system.

Never doubt

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.

His name is Edward Snowden

What is Capitalism?
http://youtu.be/yNF09pUPypw

You may look at the

You may look at the destruction of the currency as something that is bad, but from my point of view, it is the best thing for the world.

Sure, the US will be reduced to a state of barter, but the rest of the world will be freed from our sociopathy. This will be massively beneficial for every other country on the planet.

Further, the destruction of the currency will bring with it the destruction of the US state as we know it today. A move toward anarchy is impossible given the current system of political and monetary dominance. We cannot begin to make progress until the state destroys itself.

While it may be uncomfortable, and many people may die needless deaths from starvation, exposure, lack of basic necessities, etc.. the end result will be a much more free and much more prosperous condition from which we can build upon.

If the destruction of the currency was halted tomorrow, the state would remain intact - and that would be the worst possible outcome for everyone.

collapse

or no collapse We will continue to do what we are doing. Concerning the Collapse has not happened yet and probably wont for a couple years There should always be measures to keep up the good fight until it happens. but to run away as Doug repeatedly mentions, if your not going to help us then get out of the way.

His name is Edward Snowden

What is Capitalism?
http://youtu.be/yNF09pUPypw

Also, 2 different outlooks; Pessimism & Optimism

Doug Casey is a pessimist speaking to an audience of mostly empty seats.

Ron Paul is an optimist speaking to colleges packed with thousands of students.

Which is more effective?

"I'm not trying to be a pessimist." - Doug Casey, 30:10
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryD5lqRM-Tw&t=30m10s

lol

The empty seats are the

The empty seats are the promoters doing, not Doug's. You've never been to one of his investment conferences I suppose. Thousands of successful people pay him thousands of dollars each year because he's one of the few people who actually knows WTF is happening on this little blue marble.

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

The empty seats are not the point

The point is, you can recognize the problem and do something about it, or you can give up and run away.

The American Revolution was not won in the first place by those that gave up and ran away, even though things looked just as dire, if not worse.

Yea, Doug is actually doing

Yea, Doug is actually doing something about it. He's building a gulch.

No, he's running away and doing nothing about it.

And if the collapse comes, no thanks to Doug and followers, you will not be safe no matter where you ran to and built your "gulch."

Technology has made it very small world now.

No one owes you anything pal.

No one owes you anything pal.

Doug IS doing something about

Doug IS doing something about it. He's freeing people's minds from the belief that government is good! You can call that running away, I call it being free.

By the way it's MUCH MUCH MUCH worse now. And what are most people doing about it? Talking about what they learned on a reality TV show last night, not freedom and liberty

Washington retreated many times. You ought to bone up on your history a little more. And do you really think we are going to win a shooting war?

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

It's not even close to being worse, at least not yet.

It's potentially much worse, but we're not all actively fighting and killing every day simply to stay alive yet.

Your signature is "Liberty, once lost, is lost forever" -John Adams

That's exactly why we should fight to restore it, because we have not lost it all yet. Once it is lost completely, we will have to start over, but the problem is, this time there's nowhere in the world left to run - there's no 'New World' to discover.

Please wake up! I suggest you

Please wake up! I suggest you run for office, start with a County position like I did and you'll quickly see (but maybe not) how far along the police state is. The founders would've been shooting back about 100 years ago. Those days are long gone and they ain't coming back until after the collapse and lots of pain. And there is no guarantee we will come back. And this whole idea that there is no place left in the world where you can be more free than here is silly. Every time I leave the USSA I see how much better others around the marble have it. I am here fighting though, but I put my rose colored glasses in the drawer. You should think about doing it too.

P.S. The revolutionaries were a teeny tiny percentage of the population in the beginning. It will not be and usually never is "all actively fighting and killing each day".

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

Seem's you're the one asleep, I have!

Aren't we the revolutionaries? At least those willing to fight, unlike Doug? The revolutionary fighters were "all actively fighting and killing each day." Obviously those not fighting would not be.

And we're not fighting and killing, are we?

So, presumptuous and wrong...

The average American is a

The average American is a douche not worth saving!

Doug has it right!!! You're in denial like most everyone else.

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

It's liberty that needs to be saved

And all those that would fight for it, and not necessarily the average American. Running away is not going to win the battle.

There's no place to escape anyway, at least not around any civilization. If the US goes down, all other countries will have likely gone down first, and any former Americans will be big targets in foreign countries.

In order to say Doug Casey is right, you need to say Ron Paul is wrong. The truth is, Ron Paul is right, and Doug Casey is wrong. We do still have opportunity.

Keep trying, I am. But I'm

Keep trying, I am. But I'm harboring no illusions about it as I move along.

I wonder where people get this idea that if 'Merica goes down everywhere goes down. That seems hugely arrogant to me. I mean, the rest of the world survived without us for the past 200 years, how did we become the God of the planet?

I bet Doug Casey and Ron Paul agree on most things, probably more than you can imagine!

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

The counterfeiters and their reserve paper reach every corner

Of the world now.

Ron Paul and Doug Casey might both know what the problems are, but they don't agree at all. Ron Paul says that if you know what is going on, then you have a duty to try and do something about it. Doug Casey says the opposite.

Simply sharing knowledge doesn't mean two people agree.

Casey is doing something

Casey is doing something about it, telling people to ignore, laugh at and ridicule the state. This will have as big of an impact, and probably bigger than trying to find a better breed of politician. Check back with me in 10 years after your Trying To Save The World Tour is over.

Who you gonna hate on next, Rothbard, Rockwell, Spooner, Karl Hess?

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

Have you been watching the

Have you been watching the laws that are being passed?
We HAVE lost it all, It's just not showing (enforced), yet.

We've not lost it all.

You wouldn't even be typing on this forum if we had.

Like I said, IT'S JUST NOT

Like I said, IT'S JUST NOT ENFORCED YET.

Really? All of these

Really? All of these communications are being watched and stored in a data bank somewhere and you still think we are free?

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

Statists gonna state.

Statists gonna state.

After a single book read, Doug could not debate Randians.

Discordianism is a religion and parody religion based on the worship of Eris (also known as Discordia), the Greco-Roman goddess of chaos. It was founded circa 1958–1959 after the publication of its (first) holy book the Principia Discordia, written by Malaclypse the Younger and Omar Khayyam Ravenhurst after a series of shared hallucinations at a bowling alley.

The religion has been likened to Zen, based on similarities with absurdist interpretations of the Rinzai school, as well as Taoist philosophy. Discordianism is centered on the idea that both order and disorder are illusions imposed on the universe by the human nervous system, and that neither of these illusions of apparent order and disorder is any more accurate or objectively true than the other.

There is some division as to whether it should be regarded as a parody religion, and if so to what degree. Discordians use subversive humor to spread their philosophy and to prevent their beliefs from becoming dogmatic. It is difficult to estimate the number of Discordians because they are not required to hold Discordianism as their only belief system, and because there is an encouragement to form schisms and cabals.
[wikipidia]

That's just like, your

That's just like, your opinion, man.

That may be the textbook

That may be the textbook definition of discordianism, but if you listen to his speech a few things are clear:

1. He considers himself to be an atheist, so he's not "worshiping" anything.

2. He provides his own definition of the term, to mean, "Do what thou wilt, but be prepared to suffer the consequences." So he's basically co-opting the term to mean something other than what academia uses it for.

Thanks base1!

It was a really good speech indeed. Pretty much nailed it.

thanks

Good listen, learned a lot.

PLASTICS! Ha.

yes, interesting speech

Interesting character Doug Casey.

"Hell is empty, and all the devils are here" (Shakespeare)
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