War, Flowers, Silver, Gold and The “Plan”

In the 1960s Peter, Paul and Mary popularized a song written by Pete Seeger – “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?”

The short version is:

Where have all the flowers gone?

Young girls have picked them.

Where have all the young girls gone?

Gone to husbands.

Where have all the husbands gone?

Gone for soldiers.

Where have all the soldiers gone?

Gone to graveyards.

Where have all the graveyards gone?

Gone to flowers.

And repeat.

When will they ever learn?

Another version of this “cycle of life” might be:


Where has all the money gone?

Gone to taxes.

Where have all the taxes gone?

Gone to governments.

Where have all the governments gone?

Gone to bankers for loans and more money.

Where have all the bankers gone?

Gone to buy politicians.

Where have all the politicians gone?

Gone to buy voters.

Where have all the voters gone?

Gone to work for money.

Where has all the money gone?

Gone to taxes.

And repeat.

When will they ever learn?

Fifty years ago the U.S. bombed North Vietnam. That worked out well for the military contractors but not for people or global economies.

Twenty six years ago the U.S. fought Iraq and Saddam Hussein. That worked out well for the military contractors but not for people or global economies.

Ten years ago the U.S. fought in Iraq. That worked out well for the military contractors but not for people or global economies.

Today the U.S. is bombing several countries and threatening others. How will this benefit people and global economies?

When will they ever learn?

For perspective, here are some approximate prices that show the consequences of warfare and welfare, and borrow and spend politics.

Item                                       1964               1994                2004               2017

National Debt in $ billions      310               4,700                7,300           20,400

Dow Jones Ind Average        900               3,800              10,200           23,300

Pack of cigarettes                0.25                  1.76                 3.50               6.00

Ounce of Silver                   1.29                   5.00                 7.00             17.00

Looking ahead:

  • Wars will continue. Are they fought to be won or prolonged?
  • Debt and currency in circulation will rise exponentially. $20 trillion is the 2017 national debt. It will be $40 trillion in 8 to 9 years.
  • Gold, silver, health care, automobiles and food will become much more expensive.
  • Voters will vote for politicians and wars even though both cause rising prices and deteriorating living conditions.

Read: Chris Martenson Are you Infuriated Yet?

“There are economic and financial idiocies in motion that are, by themselves, unsolvable predicaments without a peaceful solution. But when combined with resource depletion and declining net energy, they’re positively intractable.

Take for example the hundreds of trillions of dollars-worth of underfunded entitlement and pension promises. Those promises cannot be kept and they cannot be paid.”

The “Plan” seems to be:

  • National debt and global debt will increase forever.
  • Central banks will levitate global stock markets.
  • The military will support the U.S. dollar.
  • Hope for a tax cut even though spending is out of control.
  • Hope for mild inflation and strong economic growth.
  • Hope rising entitlement costs and Medicare increases are minimal.
  • Hope for … whatever it takes to keep the system alive …

If this “Plan” seems weak and unlikely, then prepare for stormy economic weather with gold and silver bullion. I recommend:

Miles Franklin 1-800-822-8080

Why Not Gold 1-888-966-8465


Gary Christenson

The Deviant Investor

7 thoughts on “War, Flowers, Silver, Gold and The “Plan”

  1. “Gold, silver….will become much more expensive.”

    Sure would be great to know when this is going to start. And not even “much more” expensive; just a little bit (silver @25) would be a great relief. Chronic pain of huge opportunity costs (10-15% easy annual gains in stocks, real estate and other vehicles over the last ~7 years) has a negative impact on mental health. Early this year, you said that 2017 was going to be “the year” for silver. Well, not to pick on you, because there have been many others, but… here we are, and the 2017 door is closing. 2018? We’ll see. I am finally being forced to confess that, although I was very right about gold and silver from 2000-2011, I have been terribly, disastrously wrong since then, and if I hang tough my wrongness might continue for another 10 years. It might be time to re-deploy that capital, or at least some of it, into something that produces, even if nothing more than a few percent per year, because this water-torture is becoming unbearable. The bitcoin moonshot was the ultimate slap in the face. Or was it a punch in the gut?

  2. “The essence of greatness is the ability to choose personal fulfillment in circumstances where others choose madness.” Wayne W. Dyer, Your Erroneous Zones…

  3. At http://www.silvermarketnewsonline.com watch for an item tonight on the Coinage Act of 1965. Lots of never before seen info for ex, a member of Congress who voted against retaining silver in USA coinage had a wife whose maiden name was Silvernail (all documented). The grandfather of a Congressman who voted against silver in 1965 ran a feature against silver in an 1890 editorial of his newspaper, the New York Tribune. 23,505 words not including text in scans. Free access. Glass and plastic coins were suggested as replacements for silver coins!

  4. The question is not “When will they ever learn?”
    But “When will we finally stop them- and stop tolerating this criminality?”
    Especially using OUR resources, troops, tech and $$

    • as long as one accepts that some people are “special” and have the right to rule over others, it will continue.

      governments are intended to disrespect the sovereignty of the individual, through force.

      voting is a sham (particularly on the federal level), intended to create the illusion of “consent of the governed”

      taxation is institutionalized theft.

      fighting them is not the answer.

      we have the power to turn our backs on them, to reject the paradigm of rulership.

  5. Thanks Gary for the plug! I see a few contrarians still buying at great prices! Could we go lower? Possibly, but when the breakdown occurs in the markets,real estate, bitcoin and the economy and it will, shortages for silver will begin. Patience for the great reset is growing thin, the effects will be diasterous for us here in America as we too digress into a third world nation.

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