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Montecristo Captain Quixote


The World Line of the Horizon Star

Some would say I was a lost man in a lost world

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Nwabudike Morgan Captain Ancap

Bread and Circuses

Price of a Barrel of Oil by Currency and Barrels of Oil per Ounce of Gold
Dollars shown in blue, Euros in red, and an ounce of gold in purple.

A politico-economic speculation:

The number of people who have the faintest inkling of the significance of this chart is directly proportional to the number of people who wanted Ron Paul to win the presidential election.

"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard."
-- Henry Louis Mencken

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I love H.L. Mencken.

He had such a pithy way with words.

It won't surprise you to learn that I donated to Paul's campaign several times. It was very refreshing to be able to donate to a candidate who made explicit references to the Constitution's limits on federal power.

I know what you mean.

I'm surprised that he got as much reaction as he did. The America about which he was speaking is long gone. It has been replaced by one where "modern government" is a substitute religion and people will brook no questioning of their faith in it.

Re: I know what you mean.

Once Dr. Paul was pulling in that much money, it was impossible for him to be ignored, and that's why I donated. I considered my few hundred dollars well worth it, if only to get some of those ideas out there in broader circulation.

Ever the optimist, I like to hope that the long gone America can return, even if it must do so out of the wreckage of military and domestic crisis. I've always been a heretic in that civil religion, and look forward to more heretics objecting, whatever their reasons.

heres a bigger chart

I love HL Mencken too. One of my absolute favorites.


Re: heres a bigger chart

Thanks. That's much clearer, but only to those with eyes to see.

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