I just listened to an excellent CD from the November 2013 LIFE Leadership Freedom Series titled “Three Bubbles” by Chris Brady. Brady describes three bubbles that are effecting our daily freedoms: money, commodities, and housing.
The money bubble: With all the printing of money, currently known as quantitative easing, or QE, our dollars aren’t worth as much. In other words, it takes significantly more money to buy the same things. For further information on this topic, listen to the LIFE Leadership audios titled “Camel in the Tent” and “Good as Gold” by Chris Brady. I’ve also embedded below an excellent video describing the problem by Mike Maloney. An interesting fact is Facebook has banned this video, labeling it “aggressive content.” The only thing “aggressive” in my opinion is that truth can be bittersweet to the ears and the manipulation from a few, very large banks has been exposed and “they” don’t like it. So far, they won, we lost.
The commodities bubble: Commodities are things we need for everyday living like oil, corn, wheat, beef etc. In a five-year period, 2003-2008, the average prices of these everyday things rose over 200%. What’s interesting is how Brady exposes that prices didn’t just inflate naturally, but happened out of design through secret, special deals for a few investment banks. Instead, we were led to believe that price increases were entirely our fault (a nation of gluttons driving oil-guzzling SUV s). Again, they won, we lost.
The housing bubble: Bank failures and government bail-outs of those banks in 2008 led to home values decreasing yet mortgage payments stayed the same. Because the American public had less money left over each month because of the first two bubbles, they defaulted more on their home loans. They won, we lost.
This post isn’t to throw a pity party for the American public. Many Americans have spent well above their means, prioritizing entertainment over real priorities. The root of the problem comes down to our thinking lays in our ignorance.
We are lead to believe the problem is Republican vs Democrat, red vs blue, elephant vs donkey. The winds of truth our lifting the smoke screen and exposing the lies that have clouded our thinking for over a century. Our political system is broken and we are waking up to the fact we are just a cog in someone else’s wheel. We are at the mercy of a small group of people who purposefully create these scenarios which has ultimately eroded much of our freedom.
It is surprising how free we can be when we chose to live by principles and not opinions. How free we will become when truth and justice are anchored again by a biblical foundation and not moral relativism.
There are great men and women starting to stand-up for truth and the LIFE Leadership organization has become the beacon for many to identify as the leading place to find that truth. Godspeed on your journey to truth. Matt