The Euro is headed for collapse.
European “financial elites” – like their counterparts elsewhere, including India – sound very much like King Canute commanding the waves of the ocean to recede.
The Daily Noose says the RBI has decided NOT to issue the “special bonds” they had announced a few days ago.
We are looking at History – at “how all the empires crumbled.”
So, what about this huge sub-continent called India? – an “empire,” and most certainly not a “republic.” Entirely misgoverned, entirely maladministered, and entirely a MESS. De-civilisation – everywhere – and continuing, by “deliberate policy.” Chaos. Disorder. Armed rebellion in hundreds of districts. Military rule – in two provinces.
“Unity and integrity of India” has been their catchphrase for long – accompanied by tired slogans like “Mera Bharat Mahaan” and “India Shining.”
In Srinagar, Kashmir, I saw concrete bunkers on traffic roundabouts with gun-holes in them – barrels peeping out and all that – with “Mera Bharat Mahaan” emblazoned on top. Made me feel kinda SICK!
And what about Manipur? I sincerely doubt whether any of their WOMEN sing these “patriotic slogans” – ever!
Paper rupees fund the Indian Army in Manipur. And more paper rupees go to their “elected” CONgress government – to pay the Manipur Police, the Forest Department, the Customs Department, Excise, Sales Tax, Income Tax, doctors who do not cure, teachers who misteach, and all that. What will happen when this paper money stops?
Well, the TYRANNY will VANISH – at one stroke!
The PEOPLE will REJOICE!
And if they do what the Greeks are doing, their savings will be preserved in gold and silver – forever and ever more.
The Daily Noose mentioned that a bus service is being set up between Imphal, the capital of Manipur, and Mandalay, in northern Burma. The distance is some 550 kms – but the road doesn’t work all-year round.
Mandalay is just a “one-horse town” – not worth the visit, not worth a proper road. Pico Iyer’s travelogue of Burma tells the tale of a poverty-stricken rickshaw-puller of Mandalay, a man who yearned for tourists – who never ever came – and who had a degree in Mathematics!
Manipur needs expressways to THE SEA – to port cities in Burma and Bangladesh. Free Trade.
And tourism – which means “catallaxies” and an Open Society, instead of the “narrow domestic walls” of tribalism.
The BEST WAY to get these expressways between the cities and towns of the North-East and the port cities of Burma and Bangladesh is to let PRIVATE ROAD COMPANIES build them – and charge tolls. Tolls are better than taxes, surely?
I spent quite some time looking at Google Maps yesterday – at the North-East, Burma, Bangladesh, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, then at Lhasa and the Chinese cities on the Karakoram Highway which ought to be accessible from Kashmir, at Ferghana and Samarkand, at Kabul – and I thought:
Just as the port cities on our 2500 km long coastline must look outwards – so must all these land-locked border provinces.
Free Trade & Free Movement of People.
The rest of my prescription remains the same:
Private Money – gold, silver and copper coins.
Civic Swords – one in each city and town.
An announcement: From tomorrow, I will be taking a long break from blogging. But there are some 1500 posts already up and running for you to pore through. The early ones are unfortunately not categorized under any “label.” So, have fun – and learn all you can about Liberty.
There are quite a few of my books and booklets as well.
There are also the handful of blogs on my blog list that you can always read in the interim – and benefit from, for they are from Europe and the USSA, and they will tell you much of happenings there.
So, goodbye for a while – have fun – and I shall be back – whenever.
Remember: Empires have ALWAYS crumbled in History – and always because of financial irregularities.
History is on YOUR SIDE.
My t-shirt says: “Each Indian – One in a Billion.”
This means: Individualism – which is Private Property and Private Enterprise – and NOT Collectivism, which means, “wee the people,” all “united” in The Great Leader in Nude Elly and his All-India “National Political Party,” duly “recognized” by the Election Commission.
[It must be EMPHASISED that classical liberals and libertarians in “socialist” India are NOT allowed to form political parties and compete.]
The USSR crumbled decades ago – and quite a few of the “breakaway nations” are doing very well: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Croatia – and so many more.
But I do NOT suggest such “homogenous nation-states” – instead, I suggest catallaxies, republicanism, and free trading and self-governing cities and towns.
The Hanseatic League.
Lots to THINK about, what?
Song of the Day: “Birthright” – from that fabulous album Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, Howe – in which the lyrics go:
This place ain’t big enough for stars and stripes,
This place ain’t big enough for red and white.
This place is THEIRS – by their BIRTHRIGHT!
And all the rest.
The same song applies.
It means PROPERTY and REPUBLICANISM.
Each city and town flying its OWN FLAG.