What has terrorism have to do with gold investing? Posted by James Randolph on December 06, 2010
The terrorism connection.
December 06, 2010 – What has terrorism have to do with gold investing? Plenty, but for some reason we hear very little about its potential for economic catastrophe.
Terrorism is not about body counts or even the destruction iconic American structures. The goal is to disrupt society through fear, to make us so paranoid that we become willing to sacrifice those very things that make us who we are. One look at airport security today and you can see that they are winning.
More than anything else the terrorists seek to destroy our freedom and wealth. Already they have us willingly giving up our freedoms, so wealth makes the next logical target. The economic disruption that followed 9-11 was a clear indication of our economy’s is vulnerability. It seems inevitable that the terrorists will eventually have their hands on a nuke or two, given North Korea’s demonstrated willingness to export them and Iran’s unrelenting efforts to produce them. One small device placed in any of a number of key economic centers would have untold repercussions.
As devastating as such an event would be in terms of loss of life and destruction of infrastructure, most Americans would not be directly effected. But the cost of recovery would be incalculable and the wealth of Americans from every walk of life would be threatened.
We cannot prevent every terrorist action. But terrorism cannot win if we respond to any future attack as a unified and resolute nation, and we take prudent precautions but go about living our normal daily lives in the interim.
It isn’t difficult to protect wealth. Investing in certified gold coins is simply a prudent precaution against any threat the terrorists might devise.
Senior Staff Writer – Certified Gold Exchange