When credit was easy it was hard to stay focused on gold investing. Posted by James Randolph on July 01, 2011
Credit is an addiction – gold investing is the cure.
July 01, 2011 – When credit was easy it was hard to stay focused on gold investing. Having everything today and paying for it somewhere down the road was a lot more enticing than putting money away where it would be safe. Before long, the nation was hooked.
Overcoming an addiction is never easy. It takes acceptance. It takes pain. It takes sacrifice. It takes courage. It takes time. And it takes the commitment of everyone within the influence of the addicted. But emerging on the other side always proves to be worth tenfold whatever it took to get there.
America’s strength is in its people, and we never before have failed to rise in her defense. Many times we have put our squabbles aside and joined in a unified effort for her preservation. Has our addiction to credit so severely altered our senses that we are incapable of even seeing the danger we are in?
Rather than wasting our energy trying to keep a long-dead dream alive, we would be better off putting our energy to use finding our way today. It’s time for some humility and for a little common sense.
Forget playing king-of-the-hill with the dollar. It cannot be saved. Forget trying to be the Global Police. The world is no longer our jurisdiction. Instead, take a good long look at us – the real Americans.
We don’t want the government to be our nanny, only our ally. We don’t want the government to proselytize our way of life, only to help us preserve it. We don’t want the government to control every minute interaction among us, only to give us remedy when we are wronged. We don’t want the government to guarantee our happiness, only to allow us to pursue it.
I love America because I love Americans. As a people we are pretty darned interesting. We are the quintessential entrepreneurial nation, unparalleled in all of history. That invaluable resource needs to get put to work.
Eventually it will have to happen, and the longer we wait the more we stand to lose. We can start by setting our priorities. We are all surrounded by stuff, but how much of that contributes to our wellbeing? What will it all be worth if the economy collapsed tomorrow?
Selling off what we can do without and buying gold is a strong first step towards a fiscally healthful mindset – and to kicking the credit habit once and for all.
Senior Staff Writer – Certified Gold Exchange