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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Red Pill


         "The answer is to stay the fuck out of foreign countries and get our own affairs in order. Of course the 'end-game' scenario completely removes that option - at this point the banksters implicitly run the West and parts of Asia.

The United States remains in a constant state of war for decades now - it's become a routine for the American people. The incurred and implicit cost are the implications that are becoming increasingly more apparent every day. Failing school systems, failing government, failing infrastructure, failing economy, failing currency system, failing morals, failing social services, failing empathy, failing families, should I continue?
The best thing we can do is to detach ourselves from the day to day drama and solely focus on becoming independent economically and personally so that we are able to seek shelter and peace in an increasingly hostile and dangerous world.

Between my wife and I we speak four languages which gives us access to large parts of the planet. We own almost nothing and we rent - in theory we can break up tent in a matter of days and be gone. My business is online and I can run it from almost anywhere in the world (Australia/Asia being the most difficult). If I decide to move to some island in the mid Pacific then all I need is access to a satellite and I'm good to go.
Possessions and debt is what drags you down - the game has changed completely and ultimate freedom is being able to choose and not being dependent on anyone. Which is also why I chose to become a trader - it is one of the few trades you can do from anywhere and nobody cares who you are and where you come from. All you need is a trading account and your smarts.

 Evil Speculator was founded on that very premise. To help others gain the ability to embrace independence and detach themselves from the 'machine' - or 'the system'. Evil Speculator inherently is 'red pill' - we don't waste our time with lofty discussions or debates on what makes the market tick or fundamental issues. We have no means to affect the outcome of what lies ahead - which has been in the works for decades now. What we CAN do is to adjust, focus on the change we can effect for ourselves, and thus secure peace, liberty, freedom, and prosperity for ourselves and our loved ones."
 Molecool of   evilspeculator.com

I wanted to add couple of my own thoughts on this matter, but really he put it so well, I would be just repeating. My views about life in general had changed alot over past couple of years. Molecool had a significant influence, and also works of Ayn Rand, Nassim Taleb, Michael Lewis, Daniel Kahneman and others. It was a quest to find answers to some important, but vague questions. A very frustrating experience until I realized that I was asking wrong questions.

Objectivism, by Ayn Rand holds that:

  1. Reality exists as an objective absolute—facts are facts, independent of man’s feelings, wishes, hopes or fears.
  2. Reason (the faculty which identifies and integrates the material provided by man’s senses) is man’s only means of perceiving reality, his only source of knowledge, his only guide to action, and his basic means of survival.
  3. Man—every man—is an end in himself, not the means to the ends of others. He must exist for his own sake, neither sacrificing himself to others nor sacrificing others to himself. The pursuit of his own rational self-interest and of his own happiness is the highest moral purpose of his life.
  4. The ideal political-economic system is laissez-faire capitalism. It is a system where men deal with one another, not as victims and executioners, nor as masters and slaves, but as traders, by free, voluntary exchange to mutual benefit. It is a system where no man may obtain any values from others by resorting to physical force, and no man may initiate the use of physical force against others. The government acts only as a policeman that protects man’s rights; it uses physical force only in retaliation and only against those who initiate its use, such as criminals or foreign invaders. In a system of full capitalism, there should be (but, historically, has not yet been) a complete separation of state and economics, in the same way and for the same reasons as the separation of state and church.
From Ayn Rand Institute http://www.aynrand.org

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