Ok, so this is not a post about Aerosmith but it is about guns. Back in August there was an article that I read by an economist that was offering advice on the economy (as economists tend to sometimes do). His advice…buy a gun. That is right. I was not sure I had read it right at first but it made sense once I had read the article. If you do not currently own a gun it is definitely something to think long and hard about. It is not for everyone. But if you think that you should buy a gun there is no time like the present. Prices will go up, laws will change, well you get the idea. Always remember that with firearms come responsibility. If you have not been trained, get trained. If you don’t have a gun, buy a gun…
Below is the article in its entirety as I originally read it back in August:
Thurs., August 18, 2011
Buy a Gun
by Joseph McBrennan, Editor, Taipan Publishing Group
Buy a weapon to prepare for what may be the most devastating economic downturn our nation has ever faced. As one trained in economics, I never thought I’d write those words.
However, I’ll repeat them. Buy a gun.
The coming storm will not only impose financial hardships for those unprepared, but also entail a physical threat to you, your family and your property.
The threat will come from inside the halls of government with the constant attack on savings and investments through inflation, monetary gimmickry and, eventually, the destruction of our currency.
These events will be led by welfare programs gone awry. A recent nearby incident, and events in London, forced me to confront a reality too few wish to believe. Here’s what FT.com’s Gautam Malkani had to say:
The speed of the disintegration said everything. It took less than 48 hours for London to descend from self-styled capital of the world into a circuit of burning dystopian hells. The speed of BlackBerry messaging; the speed of kids on BMXs; the speed of Molotovs and petrol. Never mind the police, even the media couldn’t keep up.
The world around us is deteriorating every day: socially and economically. It’s not limited to London.
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Forget gold, the dollar or Greece. There’s a much larger problem looming on the horizon. A Chinese crash would wipe out all investments, disrupt the social order and make life miserable for at least three years…
Unless you take this precaution, TODAY, to protect yourself and your family.
England seems pretty distant, but when the chaos rears up in your backyard, literally, you begin to prioritize and prepare. I suggest you do the same.
Let me explain.
Last Saturday night, in a very upscale neighborhood a few blocks from where I live, a horde of what can only be described as feral youth descended upon a very upscale outdoor shopping area called the Country Club Plaza.
They arrived around 11 p.m. after their cellphones alerted them that this upper-middle-class shopping district, two miles from the third-richest residential area in the country, was the target for that evening.
Within an hour, shots were fired by one group of kids at another and three children were hospitalized.
It’s not the first flash mob to hit Kansas City and likely won’t be the last. If our city’s mayor had not coincidentally been on the scene, our local media would have swept it under the rug.
As you could expect, they’ve attributed the “disturbance” to kids not having enough activities “like night basketball.” In other words, the middle class needs to entertain these hooligans or they’ll entertain themselves by robbing and terrorizing the productive class.
Philadelphia’s mayor has been dealing with these thugs for 24 months. Here’s the recent reaction from Mayor Michael Nutter:
“You’ve damaged yourself, you’ve damaged another person, you’ve damaged your peers and, quite honestly, you’ve damaged your own race.”
Mayor Nutter didn’t stop there. He blasted the youth and their parents of Philadelphia with:
Take those God darn hoodies down, especially in the summer. Pull your pants up and buy a belt ’cause no one wants to see your underwear or the crack of your butt. Nobody.
If you walk into somebody’s office with your hair uncombed and a pick in the back, and your shoes untied, and your pants half down, tattoos up and down your arms and on your neck, and you wonder why somebody won’t hire you? They don’t hire you ’cause you look like you’re crazy!
The Immaculate Conception of our Lord Jesus Christ took place a long time ago, and it didn’t happen here in Philadelphia. So every one of these kids has two parents who were around and participating at the time. They need to be around now.
Parents who neglect their children, who don’t know where they are, who don’t know what they’re doing, who don’t know who they’re hanging out with, you’re going to find yourself spending some quality time with your kids in jail.
To fathers: “If you’re not providing the guidance, and you’re not sending any money, you’re just a sperm donor.”
That’s powerful stuff, but I dare say many wish it were said sooner. I would also suggest that too many should have said it, but feared being labeled a racist if they utter such cutting, yet accurate, remarks.
If London, Kansas City or Philadelphia were isolated events, I’d not bother mentioning it. It’s occurring everywhere. The signs of our crumbling civilization are all around us. The same stories are being reported from Chicago to Miami and from coast to coast.
It’s even occurring in what is considered one of the most civilized countries in the world. The Associated Press reported Aug. 17 that Swedish police say unrest erupted overnight in Goteborg, the country’s second-largest city, as several officers were attacked by youths hurling rocks and Molotov cocktails.
I’ve heard all the theories of why this group or that group should be excused for animal-like behavior.
And, like Mayor Nutter, I’m calling those excuses what they are. B.S.
The root cause is the destruction of family by the federal government and its welfare policies. Fathers are no longer needed, or even economically beneficial, when Big Brother steps in and pays unwed mothers more, monthly, for each fatherless child they drop from their wombs.
If you look at the numbers, it’s a lucrative cottage industry in some parts of the United States.
Combine these destructive policies of the federal government with the costliest “free” education on the planet that teaches nothing except that you’re a victim, sprinkle a little left-wing media propaganda, and you have the perfect formula for a civil unrest.
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Economically speaking, we had far more poor during the Great Depression than we do today, so please don’t tell me it’s because our poor are so underprivileged. We also had far less crime in the ’30s.
The real facts tell a very different story.
The United States has no significant amount of real poor. By this I mean destitute, suffering from malnutrition or without material goods. By most standards, our poor are very well off.
The so-called poor of our country are angry, though their rage is baseless. They have received without contribution, and take without merit.
The ones who should be outraged in our country are the middle classes. They should be rioting.
Our retirements are stolen. They’ll either nationalize it on the next major market drop, or it’ll be eaten up by Big Ben’s inflation. Either way, it’s locked into worthless dollar-denominated investments through the government regulations that assume we are too irresponsible to take care of our own lives.
Of course we know the Social Security we’ve paid into for a lifetime has been stolen right out from under our noses. There’s nothing there but Treasury IOUs, now rated AA+.
And all the while we face these delights, we’re browbeaten by Obama into believing we are not paying our “fair share.”
Everything we hold sacred, family, honesty, hard work, religion, savings and the Constitution, is snickered at by the elite of Washington and the puppet masters on Wall Street.
Their game is nearly over. Their world of social engineering and financial gimmickry is ending. The fabric of all nations is disintegrating before our eyes.
In February I wrote:
Our World Is Unraveling…[my theme has been one of] safety, capital preservation and self-reliance. We even recommended purchasing raw agriculture land as an alternative, or supplement, to precious metals.
Everything we’ve discussed from land to offshore banking was to prepare you without scaring you. It appears my time frame may have been overly optimistic. We have less time than I thought.
Now, six months later, our message is more urgent than ever.
In troubled times like these, the prepared will prosper, and so I’ll return to my constant message: secure rock-solid investments, have a reserve of cash on hand, maintain a reliable alternative to the dollar, consider a retreat outside major metropolitan area, and…
Buy a gun.
P.S. I am sure I’ve disturbed some of the social-justice crowd with the above. I welcome your emotionally based responses at email@example.com.
Publisher’s Note: Joseph is not the only one at Taipan raising a red flag. Another of our insiders — a U.S. dollar expert — believes the U.S. will see riots like those we saw in London