sovereignman.com / By Simon Black / September 20, 2012
Situated thousands of miles from the coast of Africa in the middle of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius definitely qualifies as the ‘middle of nowhere.’ This is interesting for a number of reasons– I’ll explain.
I’ve long argued that the world is entering a rather tumultuous phase. This isn’t some doom or gloom scenario, but rather the natural course of history that human civilization has experienced so many times before.
Nearly every single time in the past that the primary political and economic systems of the day proved themselves to be unsustainable failures, people hit the reset button and started again with new systems.
History provides us with ample warning signs– governments that take on too much debt, currencies that are polluted, overextended military forces, lavish spending on public entitlements, erosion of civil liberties, overregulation, bombastic populism, etc.
These are the same warning signs which have augured tumultuous transition in the past… from ancient Sumer, Greece, and Rome, to 18th century France and the Soviet Union. We are not so different that we can forever defy the laws of the financial universe.
Again, this isn’t something to fear; frankly it means that things will eventually get much better. This absurd system where a tiny handful of people has total control over global money supply will soon be in history’s waste bin… as will the present model of pompously large governments.