Hello, my name is John. I like to think that I can survive, even thrive in adversity. As a Green Beret I learned a lot about survival, violence, medicine, and building rapport with strangers. I thought I could handle anything. When the Great Recession first hit in 2008, I was completely unaware of it. I didn’t even realize it had happened until 2009. When I finally grasped how serious the event was, I got scared. I realized there was a major hole in my ability to protect myself and my family that I had never even considered: Financial security. If physical chaos came to my neighborhood, I knew how to handle it. But if financial chaos came to my neighborhood, I’d be completely helpless.
So I started looking for answers. My favorite source for answers was Austrian Economics. I read some, watched some YouTube videos, and eventually got interested in Libertarianism as well. I gradually realized that governments basically operate the same way that street gangs do. I learned that our currency has been gradually debased for decades. I learned that sound money is a requirement for a stable and peaceful civil society. I learned that war, an activity I had been very fond of, was mainly used to rob the poor and middle class while increasing the power of the ruling class.
In the first few years after the financial crisis I learned about economics and precious metals such as gold and silver. I learned about history. I learned about money. As with the financial crisis, I was late to learn about Bitcoin. When I finally heard about it, I got real excited. Here was a real chance at defeating the central bankers who were trying to control the destiny of every person on the Earth. By controlling the money price and supply, they rule us. If we can get control of our ability to exchange goods and services with each other again without interference from middleman central bankers, it won’t be paradise, but we’ll be much more free than we are now.
I like gold, silver, and platinum. I like bitcoin, monero, and ethereum. I don’t know which cryptocurrency will be the best. I don’t know if precious metals are a better bet than all of them. But I do know that the fiat currencies are doomed. I’m going to use this platform to investigate options to get your money, the fruits of your labor, away from central bankers. I want to find a way for you to be independent of gangster governments who use quantitative easing and bail ins to take what you’ve earned and give it to someone else. I want to help you find a way to provide for your family and for yourself, despite how stupid and short sighted your particular politicians may be. You and I can learn how to opt out of fiat!