I just finished reading Ben Domenech’s article on The Coming War on Bacon and it looks like I’ll be stocking up on salt for the future. Who knows? That may be the only currency available in the days to come with our skyrocketing national debt. My mother was telling me today that she learned that Alexander the Great used salt for currency when he was out trying to conquer the world.
The nanny state faction has no part of choice — I remember listening to a Republican-appointed Surgeon General rant about the dangers of soda pop — but is unanimous in its belief that citizens are too stupid to take care of themselves.
This is what happens when the bureaucracy gets out of control, angry at being ignored for decades by normal citizens with better things to do. We now have a government that isn’t content to just issue recommendations for how you should live. It’s going to make you live that way, whether you want to or not.
Not only does our government think we are too stupid to think and make choices for ourselves, government schools and Hollywood script writers have been conditioning society to think this way for at least fifty years. Personally I think the modern progressive movement can trace its roots back to the election of Abe Lincoln, since his election was financed largely by disenfranchised European Marxists. Others will point to FDR. At any rate it has been in the making for a very long time.
I’ve heard a lot of talk about gold being a wise investment at the moment. Can you eat gold? I think an investment in salt might be better. It is mult-purpose since it has curative and antiseptic qualities as well as making food taste better. Next time I order from my food co-op I think I’ll get a 50 lb. bag of salt. Instead of being the little old lady hoarding cash in her mattress I’ll fill mine with salt.