Accepting Reality April 2022

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The race to escape reality begins at birth. Reality is replaced with fantasy because it is too harsh to cope with. Every child is born into an eternal power structure. Our world is governed by laws of dominance and subservience. Most people live in an oasis of peace from all of the belligerence and brutality that is actually ongoing. It is easy to see the world as a peaceful place for those who have no direct involvement with it.

Most agree that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Today power is concentrated at the top of society more so than it ever has been in human history. So, those in charge of the world and its people are closer to having absolute power than has ever been the case before. Americans are surrendering their First Amendment rights as if those rights are not necessary and that they will be fine without them.

The relevant fantasy here is the notion that our leaders have goodwill and are trying to do what is best for the country. The truth is that in the aggregate, there is no such thing as an incentive to serve. All with power, elected and otherwise , are acting out of self interest. Politicians become like foxes hired to guard a hen house. Their constituents who voted for them think of them more as messiahs.

The Stockholm syndrome is defined in Wikipedia as follows.  Stockholm syndrome is a condition in which hostages develop a psychological bond with their captors during captivity. Can we expand on this? Is it hard to notice that incumbents get re-elected over and over, no matter how badly they perform? Faith in authority abounds. The Stockholm syndrome is obviously in play with respect to humans who live under one authority or another. Why wouldn’t folks give up rights when they are under control of an authority…. when they are psychologically  prone to do so?

Faith in government is inborn. Government programs that have never worked are tried over and over again with dismal results. Still , folks have faith in government , and always want to give these things another shot.

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again , and expecting different results.”… Albert Eisenstein

Are people insane? No, faith in government is inborn. That is not the same as insanity.

Today, the majority of Americans have complete faith in government and all it is said to provide.

We have a massive reality gap in place and it is about to slam shut. We can suspect something probably more severe than what was experienced during the Great Depression and World War II. Americans are completely unprepared.

My point is to be prepared in whatever way you can. Is there a way to be prepared? I wish I could answer that question. Certainly we are facing an every man for himself scenario.

 

 

 

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About Fantasy Free Economics

James Quillian independent scholar,free market economist,and teacher of natural law. Who is James Quillian? Certainly I am nobody special, Just a tireless academic and deep thinker. Besides that, I have broken the code with respect to economics and political science. Credentials? Nothing you would be impressed with. I am not a household name. It is hard to become famous writing that virtually no one in the country is genuinely not in touch with reality. But, if I did not do that, there would be no point in my broking the broken the code. If you read the blog, it is easy to see that there are just a few charts, no math and no quantitative analysis. That is not by accident. Given what I know, those items are completely useless. I do turn out to be highly adept at applying natural law. Natural law has predominance over any principles the social science comes up. By virtue of understanding natural law, I can debunk, in just a few sentences , any theory that calls for intervention by a government. My taking the time to understand the ins and outs of Keynes General Theory is about like expecting a chemistry student to completely grasp all that the alchemists of the middle ages thought they understood in efforts to turn base metals into goal. Keynesian theory clearly calls for complete objectivity. Government can only make political decisions. Keynesian techniques call for economic decisions. So, why go any further with that? Fantasy Free Economics is in a sense a lot like technical analysis. Technical analysis began with the premise that it was impossible to gain enough information studying fundamentals to gain a trading advantage. Study the behavior of investors instead. Unlike technical analysis, I don't use technical charts. What I understand are the incentives of different people and entities active in the economics arena. For example, there is no such thing as an incentive to serve with life in the aggregate. In the aggregate, only self interest applies. It is routinely assumed otherwise. That is highly unappealing. But, I am sorry. That is the way it is. I can accept that because I am genuinely in touch with reality. Step one in using Fantasy Free Economics is for me to understand just how little I really know. A highly credentialed economist may know 100 times what I do based on the standard dogma. Compare the knowledge each of us has compared to all there is to know and we both look like we know nothing at all. There is always more than we don't know than what we do know. I am humble enough to present myself on that basis. Why? That is the way it is. I am not bad at math. I have taught math. What I understand is when to use it and when to rely on something else. Math is useless in natural law so I don't use it. While others look at numbers, I am busy understanding the forces in nature that makes their numbers what they are. That gives me a clear advantage.
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3 months ago

These are definitely scary times. My best hope is to get with people who feel as we do and try to build parallel societies that – I hope – will be able to weather the storm. Our government is rotten to the core and beyond salvation. I will NEVER be part of the so-called “Great Reset” and the high-tech cashless society totalitarian neo-feudalist system certain self-styled “elites” seem to want for humanity. I have to believe that humanity is better than that! We will win or die trying!