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in the shadows

There are so many well respected souls that have dedicated so much effort to illuminating what is taking place in the shadows; each in their own way, each in their own realm. Dr. Paul is just one and highly visible working within the existing political machinery. But there are so many others. GATA has an entire lineup lead by Bill Murphy and Chris Powell. Jim Sinclair and team is another group selflessly working to educate. William Buckler of The Privateer comes to mind, and very easy to read too. For the not so easy to read, Jim Willie can take you through a hell of a lot of ugly doors. Zero Hedge has jumped into the fray with equally important information, reasoning, and analysis. If I stop here in naming names I know a dozen more will come to mind; Matt Taibbi, Catherine Austin Fitts, Ted Butler, etc - the list is not insignificant.

The integrity of many of these folks is proven and well documented; these, et al, have amassed an incredible body evidence in their interrelated disciplines. The point I want to make, right here – right now, is that all their effort was just that; work. And you must work at it to understand it. Many here already have, and you know it takes time and effort. And you can also see, as I can, that challenges for an ‘executive summary’ are childish demands at best. In some cases, it may not be possible, but even if it were possible doesn’t mean you’ll have the time or ability to do it; I know I'm lacking in both areas. Still, these words I lay down are not necessarily meant to prove anything – but if I do a decent job articulating my point – maybe, just maybe a person can be convinced that the subject has merit and deserves further consideration.

In short, I stand down to these calls of “chicken” in a data-race to the edge of cyberspace. However, why should I (or anyone else here) stand down to these equivalent statements of ‘big boys don’t cry’ or exclamations of isolated pseudo points like ‘naked shorting is not fraud’ - we tell them it’s raining outside; they disagree but refuse to walk to the window (analogy from The Oil Drum, I think). And this ‘don’t pick on the short sellers’ droning takes place while the people of this nation are sold down the river; up fiat-creek without a perow.

Other statements here that this development is meaningless and will change nothing are incredibly misinformed. This is a grass fire spreading across the planet – sorry 'the news' here doesn’t cover it. I heard the same arguments about the grassroots RP movement.

Help me out here, when a person writes something like this -

As the whistle blower states the shorts will be squeezed and essentially anyone holding physical gold will get paid off. The question is in what? Inflated currency or are we talking complete break down to barter economy (if that’s the case I need a Pallet of Marlboros) Either way I don't see this working out well for anyone shorting gold, unlike shorting Lehman Bros.

Is he obfuscating, or does he genuinely not understand the issue? I honestly don’t know. I can tell you this; if the whole show breaks down, a pallet of smokes probably would be money. No argument there – but what’s his point? If this blows up, it’s bad, so it it’s in no one’s interest that it does? What is this, the misapplied false logic of Pascal’s wager?

Or this -

That being said what McAndrews is describing on a broader view is exactly what everyone that is anti-FED has been saying since 1971...right? Of course they need to manipulate these coms. My deal and quite a few other people's position isn't that some funky crap isn't going on. It’s just sad to see short selling getting stuck with the bad rap when we all here know darn well its the fractional reserve/fiat money system that is the root cause.

In this excerpt of literary ping pong – the guy states, “Of course they need to manipulate…” oh great, I’m done with this exercise in futility. Absolutely zero intellectual integrity. See what I’m getting at? Why bother explaining to these folks what has already been well covered. It’s a heckling match. At the top of this rant is a list of names one could easily consider selfless patriots. We could just as easily, in this space, demand proof that the above named folks are wrong in their myriad damning assertions.

A quote from a different source  –

Dear Jim, I know you are away, but was wondering why you have not commented on the CFTC hearing and metals manipulation by the usual suspects. Regards, CIGA Arlen
Dear Arlen: There are two reasons that I have not commented.

1. All accolades to Bill and Chris at GATA for their long suffering to bring this reality into public view. I could not add one thing to the depth of their accomplishment.

2. When the Devils are in charge, virtue is a sin. I doubt anything will change. Regards, Jim

This is good enough for an executive summary, and from a most respected executive.

One more thing –

It’s okay with me if the words conspiracy, fact, and theory are used; even combined when appropriate. My dictionary still contains them – these are legitimate concepts. But then, I don’t practice newspeak. The conspiracy theory mud is thrown, the laugh track activates, and the obligatory smirk appears thought the crowd; this pavlovian response still amuses and amazes me. When a person can not deal with this term, I don't question their intellect, oh no – in this (perhaps isolated deficiency) I question their sanity.