Those Who See Will Survive the Coming Monetary System Collapse

By: Jeff Berwick | Tue, Jun 12, 2012
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It seems not a terrible lot has changed since the 1400s. Leonardo da Vinci then stated, "There are three classes of people: those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see."

While we can't be certain of the percentages of each back then, certainly, today, those who do not see are the vast majority. Those who see when they are shown are very unusual. And those who see sometimes seem as rare as astatine - an element so rare that the total amount on Earth is thought to be less than 28 grams (1 ounce) at any given time.

Certainly, the nearly universal public indoctrination system is responsible for the low level of displayed awareness on Earth today. Just comparing Leonardo da Vinci to an equally famous person of today, Barack Obomba, is proof of the devolution.

Obomba versus DaVinci

Obama smoking pot

Born on August 4th, 1961, in Kenya or Hawaii, Barack Obomba smoked a lot of weed, did some blow, was raised for all intents and purposes in a test tube by Henry Kissinger, went to Harvard and studied the millions of laws that enslave humans, became a community organizer... whatever that is. And now he expertly reads off of teleprompters and by his words and actions kills thousands of people and destroys everything good left in humanity.

In addition, in perhaps a world record for narcissism, Barack Obomba wrote two autobiographies, before he had even done anything in his life, and now tells us we need hope and change in the form of theft and violence upon our neighbors while he puts millions in cages for smoking the same dried flowers as he did and murders innocent women and children worldwide in death from above. But he does it with such a big smile on his face he won the Nobel Peace Prize. Millions, including the likes of Oprah Winfrey and George Clooney cried at his ascendance to the throne and cowtow in his presence.

Leonardo da Vinci, on the other hand, was born on April 15, 1452. He never went to "school" as we know it today. He went on to invent the helicopter, parachutes, gliders, created the first robot in human form, built a walking mechanical lion, a spring-powered car considered to be the first programmable computer, stated that the Earth was not the center of the solar system before Galileo Galilei was born, painted the Last Supper and numerous other famous paintings and sculptures and demonstrated the human anatomy with accurate graphical presentation.

How's that government edumacation working out for everybody?

Blind To Reality

Thanks to it nearly everyone is oblivious to what is going on around them today. They see the government as good when it is violence and theft. They see paying the extortion called taxes as doing their "duty". They think democracy is freedom when it is slavery. They think anarchism is violence and chaos when it is actually peace and adherance to the non-aggression principle. No one understands what money is or how it comes to be. Of those that think they do, many believe the dollar is still backed by gold... the remainder who are aware it isn't backed by anything don't see any problem with being forced to use an unbacked currency issued by a secretive cabal of central bankers and call the totally controlled, regulated, centrally planned and manipulated money and interest rate system the "free market" and when it fails they blame it on the market being too free.

Hardly anyone sees the brick wall the entire western world is headed for at breakneck speeds. No one saves or prepares for what is about to happen... because they don't know it is going to happen.

US Personal Savings Rate

They believe in the goldilocks economy... or green shoots... or the recovery that the oblong box in the corner of their living room shouts at them. They have no idea The End Of The Monetary System As We Know It (TEOTMSAWKI) is upon us.

They do not see. When the US dollar and, with it, the western socialist nation states collapses they will be in shock. Living in a neighborhood, town or city overrun with those who do not see will, at that point, become interesting to say the least as they realize everything they believed was a lie.

If you did not know this previously but are reading this and being awakened, you are the second best thing... those who can see once they are shown. You now have a great advantage and can begin making preparations ahead of the crowd.

What kind of preparations?

Timing Is Everything

How much time do you have left? That's the trillion dollar question. We advise to act like it will happen tomorrow and take precautions to protect your wealth and self from The Collapse now. The old saw about being a year early rather than one day late never was more apt.

It is not hopeless and there is plenty you can do. In fact, after the collapse, if you manage to survive with the majority of your assets or abilities in tact there will be unheralded opportunities to make fortunes in what will hopefully be a much freer, less regulated, less violently governed world. That's why our tagline is "Surviving and Prospering During And After the US Dollar Collapse". But the key lies in da Vinci's quote, you have to be one of those who see.

There's never been a more important time to have your eyes open.



Jeff Berwick

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Jeff Berwick

Anarcho-Capitalist. Libertarian. Freedom fighter against mankind's two biggest enemies, the State and the Central Banks. Jeff Berwick is the founder of The Dollar Vigilante, CEO of TDV Media & Services and host of the popular video podcast, Anarchast. Jeff is a prominent speaker at many of the world's freedom, investment and gold conferences as well as regularly in the media including CNBC, CNN and Fox Business.

Jeff's background in the financial markets dates back to his founding of Canada's largest financial website,, in 1994. In the late '90s the company expanded worldwide into 8 different countries and had 250 employees and a market capitalization of $240 million USD at the peak of the "tech bubble". To this day more than a million investors use for investment information every month.

Jeff was the CEO from 1994 until 2002 when he sold the company and still continued on as a director afterwards until 2007. Afterwards, Berwick went forth to live on and travel the world by sailboat but after one year of sailing his boat sank in a storm off the coast of El Salvador. After being saved clinging to his surfboard with nothing but a pair of surfing shorts left of all his material possessions he decided to "live nowhere" and travel the world as spontaneously as possible with one overarching goal: See and understand the world with his own eyes, not through the lens of the media.

He went on to visit nearly 100 countries over four years and did and saw things that no education could ever teach. He met and spoke with a plethora of amazing people, from self-made billionaires to some of the brightest minds in finance - as well as entrepreneurs from a broad range of backgrounds and locations from tech companies in southern China to resource developers in Mongolia, Thailand, Russia and Chile. He also read everything he could find on how the world really works... politically and financially. A pursuit he continues to this day.

He expatriated, long ago from his country of birth, Canada, and considers himself a citizen of the world. He has lived in numerous locales since including Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Bangkok and currently lives in Acapulco, Mexico and is building a home in Cafayate, Argentina. In essence, everything he writes about here for TDV he has done or is doing.

As well, during his travels, both real and virtual (through the internet), he met some amazing people who have a similar shared vision of what is currently going on in the world and enticed them to come aboard TDV and provide their own brand of analysis.

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