Friday, May 30, 2014

Why I Pray That I Am Dead Wrong

I firmly believe that the Ponzi Scheme known as the Federal Reserve system is close to being exposed for what it is.  If true, this will bring down a system that has served MiLords* very well for just over a century, and the resulting chaos will impact the world economy in profoundly negative ways.  I want to go on record again that I hope I am wrong and more explicitly state why I hope I am wrong.

  1. I am drawing Social Security payments.  During a time of hyper-inflation these payments cannot possibly keep pace.  Printing more and more money will not solve a problem that money printing caused.  Even if the government had the will and means to adjust payments on the fly, economies that experience hyper-inflation do so daily and my check is monthly.
  2.   My network (family and extended family) is made up of what could be called the shrinking middle class.  That is to say that there is wealth in real estate, business investments, stock port folios and the like.  In a collapsed economy these props will diminish in value, perhaps by as much as 90%.  In a collapsed economy my long distance family network will be replaced by local farmers, friends who can make things, neighbors who can fix things, etc.  My garden is producing more each year but I am not self sufficient.  My safety net will pretty much evaporate.

  3. I enjoy the peace.  The stupid wars we wage, executed by the Deep State on behalf of MiLords, (Haliburton, Cargill, Goldman Sachs and the like) are far away now.  Violence fueled by food shortages, currency debasement, fear of the future, medicine shortages, etc. will be dangerously close and will upset my life.  I don’t want it to be that way.  I don’t want to be right.

  4. My opportunity to travel to places I love like Kenya, Botswana and Bangladesh will be curtailed.  Even if flights are available tickets will need to be paid for in some way.  Gold?  Silver coin?  And then money for buying food and lodging will be needed on the other end.  Carrying silver coin will not be safe.  And using up silver coin for pleasure travel will likely seem frivolous in light of the need to buy food for my family and friends.

  5. And last but not least I am afraid that the next system will not be transformative.  As I look around at the apathy that prevails, I am not optimistic about people rising up and saying, “Never Again!”  It is likely that a very large portion of the population will simply accept the new lies.  “It is because of gold hoarders that the currency failed.”  “We need to crack down on socialists who are trying to steal your wealth and give it to lazy tax dodgers.” “Privacy is not a priority when there are economic terrorists in our midst.”  “Fort Knox is empty because of patriots who used the gold to preserve our currency (banks?)and our standard of living.”  Are you ready for the really big lie?  “Those bankers who used our gold to preserve our way of life are heroes, not criminals guilty of treason.  They did not sell us down the river to China.  They fought a valiant rear guard action against insurmountable odds.”

This is a list of 5 reason why I hope I am wrong.  Change number 5 from expediency to revolution, from chaos to Jubilee, from a pathetic and apathetic response to one of affirmation of our humanity... then I would gladly suffer the costs of 1 through 4. If I thought that we would rise up and demand justice that repudiates the obscene wealth of MiLords and holds accountable the minions of the Deep State for their treachery, I would tighten my belt, share my garden and smile with deepest gratitude to be a part of something honorable. Allow the Deep State to redefine their control on their terms?  Never.

I have written before that I do not espouse a violent revolution.  But without a peaceful transformation from the Deep State orchestrated by MiLords to a reinstatement of a more humanizing Social Contract , I see no way to avoid bloodshed short of abject subjugation.

We can submit or we can resist.  But we cannot resist effectively without knowing.  Our ignorance of the “what is,” our present sorry condition, will be our undoing.

* MiLords are defined and mentioned in several Blog entries including MiLords Are Not United and Are MiLords Stupid? among others.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The LENR Revolution

Let’s be clear.  Physicists are scrambling about in the dark trying to make sense of ever more data that is available to them.  What is dark matter and how do we know that it really exists?  What is a black hole other than a theory needed to explain things we don’t understand?  What is gravity really?  Is light a wave or a particle?  The list of things they don’t understand or cannot explain fully is long and complex.  For example in 1899, Max Planck came up with what came to be known as the Planck constant which for all practical purposes he considered a fudge factor.  It worked to describe energy levels at the atomic level but was not a very elegant theory.  Planck described the formulation as, "an act of despair ... I was ready to sacrifice any of my previous convictions about physics.”

Nevertheless, Planck's despair notwithstanding, The Planck Constant became the basis for Quantum Mechanics which together with Einstein’s advances on time and space constitutes the heart and soul of modern physics.  (Planck got the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1918.)  New particles and new elements and new data about star formation and developments in nuclear energy have all transpired over the last 100 years.  And yet there is so much more to be learned.   Unless, of course, you are a theoretical physicist who thinks like Max Planck’s first physics teacher.   The Munich physics professor Phillip von Jolly advised Planck against going into physics, saying, "in this field, almost everything is already discovered, and all that remains is to fill a few holes.”  This was uttered in 1874.  You don’t have to be a physicists or mathematician to think this statement is hilarious.

Yes folks, we have physicists today teaching in our universities who like professor Jolly, are totally oblivious to their ignorance.  And so when my colleague walked down the corridor of a local university looking for someone to discuss the results of our humble Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR)* experiments and encountered a professor who dismissed the entire field of “cold fusion” as bogus, I began to wonder about the whole field of scientific inquiry and more importantly the tendency of “learned” people to dismiss anything that does not conform to the body of knowledge that supports their own dissertation.
We smile when we read about the leading astronomers of the day dismissing the notion that the sun is at the center of our planetary system.  How quaint.  And yet that same attitude permeates the halls of our institutions of higher learning.  It has been 25 years since Fleischman and Pons demonstrated what was then called cold fusion.  Thousands of experiments have pointed to the fact that something we don’t understand fully is going on.  NASA, MIT, the Stanford Research Institute, the US Navy and many others are all plugging away at trying to understand the phenomenon.  Private companies are jumping ahead to harness this green source of almost free energy before physicists can even explain it.  So why does a physicist with a PhD scoff?

Well for one thing it flies in the face of Quantum Mechanics and that has been the foundation of atomic level physics for a hundred years.  So does that excuse our ignorant physics professor?  Not really.  For you see our system of scientific inquiry is supposed to be open to new data, new ideas, new postulations.  And when the system calcifies it subjects itself to the kind of hilarious laughter that we accord to 1874 professor Jolly.  But there is something else at work here.  Is it hubris? Perhaps.  But I am wondering if science is being subjected to the same forces that permeate everything else around us.

I would like to suggest that we are being dumbed down, even to the point that the brain of a physics professor can be anesthetized to accept only the mainstream point of view.  The main stream says raw milk is dangerous.  The main stream says schools are the way to educate our youth.  The main stream says that the Federal Reserve has done a heckuva job at rescuing us from a great depression.  The main stream says that capitalism is working and it is the best economic system in the world.  The main stream says that buying cheap goods from Wal-Mart made in China makes us happier.  The main stream says that even though we pay the most for mediocre health care results, it is still better than “socialized medicine.”  The mainstream says that we are living in a democracy and we are free.  The main stream says that LENR is a hoax.
So before we hold my real life ignorant physics professor up for scorn for wallowing in his century old quantum mechanics theory, maybe we should take a look at our own systems of belief.  The challenge here is to think critically** and be willing to slaughter a few sacred cows.  Until we are willing to challenge our firmly held beliefs in the validity of our education system, our government, our health care system, our food production system, our religiosity, our free enterprise system, etc., we are not really in a position to laugh at scientists who have stopped thinking.

Yes, we as a people have by and large stopped thinking.   But LENR will come to fruition.  The Oligarchy cannot protect their investment in petro fuels forever.  University professors will give way to upstart students. Free thinkers who dare to challenge Quantum Mechanics will find a way.  Companies will bring a million new products to market.  And here is my hope.  The LENR revolution will spawn a new age of critical thinking that will blow right past the crusty old Oligarchy.  

Let a thousand flowers bloom.

* See blog entries Low Energy Nuclear Reactions and Nickel Energy
** See blog entry Are You a Critical Thinker?