Words of Comfort in an Atmosphere of Encroaching Tyrannical Oppression
Price fixing is illegal in most western nations. Why, because it is a form of monopoly which has been determined in western law to be an offence against society. Yet the OECD wants to ‘price fix’ taxation on a global scale. My comfort to you in all this is that as long as there is a market for sovereign nations, then they will exist.
There has been much talk of pending gloom for some years now, and many are today living in a world they dreaded not so long ago.but the fact that history repeats itself can be of great comfort to those who elect to learn from the lessons of others.
There is no doubt that the United States is currently experiencing the embarrassment of having their dollars returned in a big way. But by contrast the growth of the Euro should not be celebrated as though the EU has done anything economically sound to boast its’ strengthening currency. It is my view that the Euro is strong because the US dollar is weak….. and primarily for no other reason. I suggest the fiscal policies of the EUwill in the long run deliver the same detrimental penalty that the US is currently experiencing. Let me give some reasons.
1. Much of this transferral of favour from the US dollar to the Euro I believe can be identified as being proportional to the oppressive tyrannical US approach (which is similar to the tragedy of other western nations) to implement ‘statutes’ that remove liberty from its people. From an historical perspective we know that this philosophy has no positive future for the nation whose office bearers choose to embrace and enforce it.
2. Taxation in the fifteen EU member states is far too high, and many European countries have huge unfunded government liabilities that are yet to come home to roost. It has been estimated that by the year 2050 Europe will have 75 pensioner for every 100 workers and with member states like France, Italy and Germany paying pensions out of current tax revenues you can expect taxes to go up and the EU economy to plummet as more workers stay home and wait with hope for their next pension cheque.
3. It is my view that the EU will experience the effects of a fifty year depression cycle or as I like to describe it, a ‘forced jubilee’. Since the inception of the Euro on the 1st of January 1999 when new public debt was issued, I give the EU no more than the late 2040’s for their day of economic levelling. At that point of desperation, the EU may well seek a ‘dictator’ to take them out of their social meltdown, as individual member states revert back to their historical roots and continue to settle their differences with ‘minor wars’, in the economic and possibly even the military arenas .
4. The Euro is not gold backed, which makes it just another fiat currency with a ‘use by date’ that approaches closer year by year. But for now the Euro is a good alternative to the US dollar, as determined by the masses of people globally voting in favour of Euros with their chequebook. Add to this the fact that a few weeks ago (Nov 25 AD2003) The Maastricht Stability Pact which was signed by European nations in 1992 was effectively cancelled. This opens the door for more investment in the 15 member nations, causing money flows from the US to the EU. Of course the psychological dampener of the questionable credibility of the current US administration (re massive debt, choking legislation and the Iraq dilema) continues to add hesitation to the minds of global investors who would have considered the US only a few short years ago as the choice of investment dollars. Therefore one ‘viable’ alternative currency is, that used by the United State of Europe, which ultimately will enjoy the benefits of continued enthusiasm, but enthusiasm for the wrong reasons. You can build nothing strong on weak foundations and enthusiasm alone will not save the day.
5. We can expect more and more statutory interference in the EU marketplace with equally devastating results as that caused by statutes like the US Patriot Act in the United States of America. This Act has received much negative publicity so I will not expand greatly on that except to say that it will cripple that nation’s money flow, and stagnant money soon turns sour. Historically we know that too much change too quickly is always destabilising.
Taking the United States of America issue a little further, the irony of all this is that in America’s example today she clearly imposes oppressive restrictions on her people far in excess of those that she saw reason to flee from under British domination at the beginning of the seven year War of Independence which began in 1776. US history books confirm that it was moral issues including the interference of trade, transport and taxes ( the Navigation Act and ‘no taxation without representation’) that were the issues of their day… in affect one could say the ‘1776 Patriot Act’.. History repeats itself!
This saddens me greatly as I have upheld the US in high esteem for many years as the planet’s bastion of freedom under God in modern history. I fear they are loosing their mantle.
Maybe it is time for the remnant of God fearing Americans to secede from the body of perpetrators of the violations of the laws of nature and of natures’ God.
We would do well to remember that today’s America was birthed when the people gave notice to Great Britain of the breaches of the laws of nature and of natures’ God, and listed 27 violations they saw as significant enough to warrant secession. (These can be found in their Declaration of Independence.) Such a secession today would preserve the essence of what made America one of history’s greatest nations and that seceding body could become once again the greatest jurisdiction to domicile an enterprise.
Forfeiting of liberty is not the answer to the tragedy of the West. In the words of Benjamin Franklin ‘ they that give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety’.
As an Australian ‘subject’ I should say that similarly Australia, (which some refer to as the 51st state of America), has followed suit. On March 20 last year, the day the Iraq war started, the Howard government re-tabled the infamous ASIO Bill. (This Bill was narrowly defeated in 2002.) Its drafting granted the Australian Security Intelligence Organization ‘gestapo’ style secret police powers. Again as we look to history we should not be caught by surprise, as such moves are to be expected by despotic governments seeking to hold power over the people.
But amongst all this deception, oppression and fear can be found comfort.
In 1607 the first British colony was established in what is now the United States of America as the Elizabethan adventurers were eager to exploit a new world. There is no doubt that Australia follows America in many respects including much common ground in our founding values. Although the US was originally known as the ‘new world’ she is definitely not the only world, and neither is Australia or the UK. This is a vital point to remember.
When one takes the time to look beyond the shores of Australia or America, the many diverse world’s that exist out there offer treasures of freedom, privacy and opportunity that were once the landmarks of great nations like Australia, the United States of America and even the U.K. Although many favorable jurisdictions are currently having pressure put upon them by ‘organizations and agendas’ in an attempt to try to impose a monopoly and thereby limit opportunity, freedom and options, as individuals we still have choices.
Take the OECD as an example. Price fixing is illegal in most western nations. Why, because it is a form of monopoly which has been determined in western law to be an offense against society. Yet the OECD wants to ‘price fix’ taxation on a global scale. Who is the OECD? It is the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development set up in 1961 with its headquarters in Paris France. I suggest you don’t be misled by the name, but rather look at the fruit this organization produces and you will soon identify the tree and where its roots are drawing nourishment.
On a positive note, apply this simple test. If you were looking for a jurisdiction to run your business today I suggest you need go no further than the OECD website. Once there pull up their ‘black listed countries’ and there is the list of the most beneficial countries to consider. Why? Because these jurisdictions are the countries that see virtue in maximum privacy, minimum taxation, ease of capital flow and endorsement of a market economy.. the very virtues that are in the cross-hairs of monopoly hungered organizations like the OECD.
Currently on the black list are three jurisdictions based in the Pacific, three in Europe and one in Africa. There used to be many more on the list and in fact if you were to get an old list you would be quizzically surprised at the numerous countries that could also qualify as fine jurisdictions worthy of consideration to domicile an enterprise.
The only reason this list is now shorter is that some countries have ‘complied’ with the OECD’s ‘request’ for cooperation. What does that mean? It means that they have agreed to a level playing field with conditions. In other words if country A complies with OECD demands then they will also comply.
I suggest you relax as it will be a long time before we see unilateral compliance to the unjust wishes of the French domicile OECD. But for now the promise to ‘agreement on condition’ is sufficient to get their name off the OECD’s black list, which gives the ‘perception’ to the remaining black listed nations that they should surrender their sovereignty also. But remember, no one has really surrendered anything! Somehow I am not convinced the remnant of sovereign nations are sufficiently ignorant to take the OECD bait.
Interestingly the OECD will be meeting with low tax jurisdictions in London this week (3 – 5th February 2004) to discuss what they deem ‘harmful tax competition’. In other words they want to price fix taxation on a global scale.
My comfort to you in all this is that as long as there is a market for sovereign nations�.. then they will exist. It’s my view that there will always be a ‘remanent in the land’, and from my study of History the only exception I can find was some 5,300 years ago under Nimrod’s Babylonian ‘one world government’.
Although there is no doubt global governance is a real agenda today, its absolute success will not be a possibility for reasons I will not go into in this article. The continued existence of ‘independent sovereign nation’s’ is economic theory in practice, and with 192 individual jurisdictions on the planet I suggest it would be impossible for any organization (including OECD) to get unilateral consensus on any issue, let alone one as deep rooted as sovereignty.
So in conclusion be comforted… there are safe havens out there… ask questions… seek advice… knock on doors.
However remember when sound options exist and you choose to ignore them then you have no right to whinge at the predicament you find yourself in.