Oddly enough The Gold Standard Institute is not so much concerned with gold, as it is with the right to reclaim a decent and just society.
The edifice known as civilization can only be built upon a foundation of gold. That is an ageless truth that applied to Egyptian, Roman, Mesoamerican and Arabic civilization just as much as it applied to Western civilization. Yet though the foundation is the common and absolutely crucial factor, it is the edifice that we perceive and value.
The edifice that we strive for is a society where people trust each other, not a society that requires surveillance cameras on street corners. A society where it is what people produce that matters, not who they know. A society which adheres to property rights. A society where law is the same as justice, and is equally applicable to, and accessible by, everyone. A society where we acknowledge that society itself is not a homogenized blob of identibeings marching toward a State defined utopia, but a group of individuals, each with the right to their own hopes and dreams and aspirations.
The Gold Standard Institute is not arguing to have gold acknowledged as real money. We don’t need to argue that case. Six thousand years of the rise and fall of civilizations has proved over and over again that gold (and silver) is the only real money. What we are striving for is to bring people to the understanding that all that we hold to be decent and true in an individual can only blossom under a gold standard. The foundation must be intact or the edifice will wholly cease to exist.
The ability of people to honestly and freely exchange their products and services is the essential building block of any civilization. Honest exchange requires a money with real value; a value that cannot be degraded by politicians; a money that has constant value throughout time. The obvious corollary is that the absence of honest money leads inexorably to the break down of civilization.
Today we suffer from a serious loss of individual freedoms. Vast data bases collect and sift information on all of us. It is the intent of our governments that they will always know where we are and what we are doing. Is that the sort of life that we really want? Is that the sort of world that we wish to leave to our children? Serfdom and slavery were abolished in the 19th century under the gold standard. Will this generation supinely allow it to creep in the back door again?
The Gold Standard Institute speaks directly to individual liberty, not to the freedom of those in power to legislate how we are to lead our lives.
The classical gold standard began in 19th century England. The standard of living rose so dramatically that people from all over the world demanded the same rights to prosperity. Home ownership for working people and the concept of retirement became a reality for the very first time.
It was similar to the widespread prosperity that occurred in 1,500 BC Egypt, when gold first entered the marketplace as the accepted medium of exchange in the then known world.
The Gold Standard Institute speaks directly to prosperity for everyone, not just a political, banking and financial elite.
The 19th century was not only the most prosperous century in human history, it was the most peaceful. The governments of England, France and Germany forced their people off the gold standard in 1914. Why? So that they could fight the ‘war to end all wars’. Throughout Europe the flower of a generation was slaughtered for no good reason whatsoever.
It didn’t stop there. The most peaceful of centuries was followed by the most bloody. Murderous wars of ‘liberation’ were fought all around the globe. Genocide (the word only came into being in the 20th century – the concept was unknown prior to this) and the disintegration of whole nations were commonplace. Free people do not start wars, only governments do that. Under a gold standard it is the people who have the money, not governments. Under a gold standard governments do not have access to the money necessary to fight major wars. Only the gold standard can constrain the excesses of governments.
The Gold Standard Institute speaks directly to you and your children’s right to live a peaceful life.
The Gold Standard Institute is not just about honest money, it is about what stems from the use of honest money… the edifice that is built upon it.
Liberty Prosperity Peace
And so we do what we must and can do. Some are writers, some are speakers, some are organizers, some are translators; others are financial contributors and fundraisers. All these roles are vital in what is nothing less than a fight for the future of our civilization. Your job is self-directed and self-tasked.
If you see a role for yourself, whether mentioned above or not, then please begin. There is no interview for the job other than the one that you have with yourself. Liberty, prosperity and peace require you to start immediately.