My next dog will likely be a Dogo Argentino. Half dog and half lion, this breed is extremely loyal and courageous. When it attacks, its aim is to kill and it won’t stop until it does. It feels no pain and never retreats out of fear. It will keep attacking even after being shot. In one case, it took thirteen rounds of a 9mm high-power pistol, and in another case it took seven rounds of a .45 APC from a Colt 1911 to stop this dog. Known for its intelligence—it won’t bark when there’s an intruder, but will wait quietly and attack by surprise. The Dogo Argentino was designed to hunt cougar and boar, while also being a playful family companion and guardian at home. It was created by crossing the now-extinct Cordoba fighting dog with mastiffs, bulldogs, bull terriers, and boxers.
You can tell a lot about people, especially one-dog owners, by the breed they choose. Dog owners tend to have personalities like their dogs. In fact, some dog owners actually have physical characteristics that resemble their dogs too. I probably don’t look like a Dogo Argentino (do I?), but I’ve felt like one lately. As I said in my previous post, gold and silver mining investors have been decimated, and I want to tell you a little story about why. Once upon a time there was a wealthy village surrounded by thieves. When the villagers were sleeping at night or out doing errands, one house after another was robbed of its precious gems, silver, and gold, until all the villagers decided to get guns and Dogo Argentinos. From that day forward, the thieves couldn’t rob the villagers anymore. Instead, they had to convince the villagers to exchange their precious gems, silver, and gold for something worthless that the thieves could create out of thin air. 😉 You know where I’m going with this.
We are living through a world war, perhaps WWIII. The aim of this war is to answer the thirty-trillion-dollar question: “What is currency?” Specifically, “What is currency when energy is scarce?” After the U.S. sanctioned Russia this last time, cutting it off from trading with NATO-aligned Western nations, Russia offered its energy for sale only in rubles or gold to “unfriendly” nations. At least it gave options to the “unfriendly” nations with BRICS-friendly money. Nonetheless, European politicians dug their heels into the ground. Caught between owing the U.S. (likely for invisible favors) and its dependence on Russian energy, it has so far chosen the U.S. This decision could put Europe back in the Dark Ages. But I just saw that China is reselling Russian energy to Europe, so there’s hope before winter. And I just saw How In The Name Of God”: Shocked Europeans Post Astronomical Energy Bills As ‘Terrifying Winter’ Approaches (Zerohedge). I’m not sure if the dollar-euro empire survives this.
For a very a long time, the U.S. has been weaponizing the dollar against the nations of the world (mostly countries that have energy resources or access to energy resources), while borrowing from them to maintain a debt-backed military, which by force keeps the dollar intact as the world reserve currency. But we have now reached a state where certain other countries have some serious leverage over the dollar system. “Force Majeure” is a French term that literally means “greater force.” This greater force is scarcity of energy. This is where everyone gets to see the emperor is naked! Can you sense we are not going back to the way things were before? I can say it no better than Michael C. Ruppert did in his book Collapse: The Crisis of Energy and Money in a Post Peak Oil World…
Energy, not money, is the root of all economic activity. Money represents only the ability to do work. By itself a dollar bill can do nothing. You cannot put it in your gas tank and expect your car to run. Energy is that which money symbolizes, wither it is the slave labor of centuries past which built civilizations that later perished, the food that comes to your table today, or the gasoline that goes into your car or the electricity that comes into your home. Cheap energy has always been the equivalent of free slave labor for industrial civilization.
There is one other essential difference between money and energy. Money can grow infinitely. Energy, i.e. the slaves necessary to give money value, cannot. (Chapter Two, Pg 15)
We have arrived, in the post peak-oil world, with inflation leading the way. Therefore, the most important question is not what your stocks and bonds are worth today, but what your dollars will be able to buy tomorrow. We are living through a pre-reset anomaly, where the thieves have convinced many gold-mining investors to sell their shares for dollars, despite the fact that gold really hasn’t fallen much. Investors are hoarding cash because they think (or they don’t really “think”) only five minutes ahead to the next Fed move. It’s all about what the Fed does now, not about the economy. I’m not sure how many more steps we have to go before it becomes apparent that dollars are worthless and gold is valuable again, but it’ll probably be after the thieves herd the majority of the people out of their precious metals and into green paper and bonds. They’re gonna need a lot of bag holders for all these dollars.
When it comes to investing, I am definitely a Dogo Argentino, primarily invested in the riskiest most-unloved gold and silver miners. They are quietly waiting in cesspools of this monetary façade, and will soon attack for the kill. No Wall-Street giant is going to stampede me out of my positions. These miners are now priced as low as they were at the bottom of the Covid crash. Oil took the spotlight then, but me thinks that gold and silver will be taking center stage in the next crash, which may be just in time for the Wall-Street thieves to scoop up these assets at ridiculously low prices, before the Great Reset of course. You don’t think that’s exactly how Wall Street works? Go ahead and hold your dollars, buy cryptos, keep your investments in trending no-profit debt-guzzling companies, and buy debt-backed treasuries.
As for me and my house, we are not budging. We know the game. We know it costs a lot more to pull oil from the ground than it did 50 years ago, and we know the dollar system is built on cheap energy. Russia and other big oil producers need higher prices, but the global economy is weighed down by a dollar-driven debt system which won’t allow it. We know who has the gold, energy, and natural resources. We know who uses (wastes) the most oil in the world. And we know what has real value to the global players, despite all the noise. Even GREEN energy is dependent on oil for the time being, and maybe to a larger extent than “dirty” energy is now. Central banks have been buying gold, not selling, but you won’t see that with the tricks they play until you’ve missed the trade for good. Soon enough, everyone on earth finds out THE EMPEROR IS WEARING NO CLOTHES and he wants yours for the winter. 🙂