Comment: I just don't understand. Please answer some questions...

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I just don't understand. Please answer some questions...

Okay... caveat is that I fully expect everyone to jump down my throat and say "no one is forcing you to read these posts, and your commenting on them is the exact same sort of thing to which you object." Fine. That said.

I cannot for the life of me understand why there are so many people on here talking their own books. To the people who own gold and silver, do you really care that much to see people lose money investing in BTC? Really? Does that make you happy? To the people on here promoting the merits of BTC every day, why must you try to throw it in the face of the goldbugs that you think your money is better than their money? Aren't there enough actual enemies that you have in common? Do you really need to fight about whose money is better? Can't you each just save in whatever form you choose to save in and not care where gold and BTC trade in USD terms (or silver for that matter, because I know there are plenty of people who make fun of gold hoarders because "good luck trying to buy a loaf of bread with your $1,600 gold ounce.

Personally, I think if you're smart enough to get your money into an alternative savings vehicle, you should be smart enough to know that you're not smart enough to determine which is going to the be the absolute best under all scenarios. It's one thing to have a healthy debate about the pros and cons of each. That is constructive. It's another thing to come on here and trash talk. I sometimes wish you would just go to MSNBC or FoxNews to do that (fully aware of the fact that you have every right to do it here).

How about this... I hope and pray that ALL of you are happy and healthy and wealthy and that either you never need to resort to bartering in alternative currencies and the state becomes less tyrannical. In the event that this is not the case, I hope that gold and silver are worth $25,000/oz and $1,500/oz respectively; and that each BTC is worth $3,000! May we all live long and prosper!

Unlearning and self-teaching since 2008. Thanks, Dr. Paul!