Saturday, March 22, 2014
Gold and Silver when TSHTF
I have to have a disagreement with another blogger whom I consider a power player in doomer porn once again.
This time my bitch isn't with Rawley-boy trying to make a buck and getting you killed on some moisture-less scrub land he sold you in the so called "American Redoubt" while you celebrate the Multi-Cult either. So you anonymous fanbois can cool your jets about defending Rawles' greed based recommendations....
Go count your Bitcoins he was pushing so heavily if it makes you happy. That is if they can be found LMAO...
No this time I took exception to John Galt FLA as I was listening to his online radio show last night. If you are unfamiliar with the blog and/or the podcasts he does I would recommend you check him out he is linked on the left sidebar as Shenandoah. I have listened to him for years now and until last nights podcast never had any reason to disagree with his observations or opinions very often. In fact I love his show and still recommend it, however as usual I think the greed factor wormed it's way into our end of the world enjoyment and JG-FLA had to make a push for his precious metal selling sponsors. A perfectly understandable set of circumstances but not something I can just let go with out a bit of a rebuttal especially since JGF bashed on us self sufficiency types a bit while giving his sales pitch.
Basically his entire opinion came down to only gold and/or silver would get you what you need in a grid down collapse situation. Mostly he harped on using the PM's as bribes or currency to get you across borders to safety or to pay the doctor to operate on your little girl's appendix. His claim being that no one would be interested in your stored trade goods or food stuffs and he made many referrals to Jews and Nazis to go along with his claim.
Now these claims may have some merit if the Femcrats and their allies get their way and us White Boys are pursued and exterminated like they would love to see but I question just how valid this circumstance would be in a global financial collapse situation, especially when no one has food to eat because the just in time inventory scheme has broken down.
I would also point out that the very bartering JGF was downplaying is already happening with much more frequency than buying anything with precious metals. Ever tried to use your PM's yet? Noticed the re-use value isn't what you had hoped for?
Now I am not bashing the storage of PM's at all. Gold and silver will be of value and should be added to your prepping stores for sure but unless you plan on being a refugee PM's are of no more value than the other preps overall.
As far as the medical emergency scenarios why I even known of a doctor or two that will still accept live stock for an office visit on the rare occasion. Bartering will never stop trust me on this.
I can understand JGF's point of view. He lives in an urban cesspit and doesn't have daily contact with the rural community and civilization building attitudes we self sufficiency types get to enjoy. To him getting out of dodge is the most important thing about a collapse and as I said PM's would be of maximum use in that situation.
Those of us who are already living the life know you can't eat gold. It's useful of course but not the only thing of value that's for sure.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!