Hannibal Is Still Circling Rome
April 16, 2012 by Bob Livingston
Even years after his death, the Roman Senate continued to cry “Hannibal is at the gates,” using the peoples’ fear of Hannibal exactly as the U.S. government and its lapdog politicians today use the myth of terrorism. We are sacrificing liberty for “security” because of the created, imagined threat of terrorists.
The government bureaucracy will never accept responsibility for the collapsing economy, and the elite who run the United States will never give up power. Instead, they attack U.S. citizens on all fronts.
The grand design is to take the remaining wealth of the American people. The borders are silently closing. Tax havens are being attacked. And every wire coming into the United States is being traced for identity.
Even if U.S. authorities collected every foreign bank account or investment, it would make absolutely no difference in the financial default that is coming. It’s a ruse!
We have professional, lifelong politicians who are paid by the government and directed by the elite. They don’t dare pass legislation to impose term limits to stop career politicians.
The people are now the enemy of the state, and their remaining wealth is seen by the politicians as their solution to maintaining perpetual power. The peoples’ rights, privileges and immunities are being stripped away.
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And after the “Arab Spring” last year, Washington suddenly perceived a cyberattack threat to shut down the whole Internet. For what purpose? There is no threat or capability of such an attack. This is clearly an excuse to stop communication among people as the system collapses, and the government can’t sell its bonds. It is desperation, but dangerous. This Internet “cyberattack” is merely a bogeyman to invoke more control.
The Internet has exposed the crisis, and crisis speeds up events when widely known. The Internet is plainly a serious threat to government tyranny.
All governments turn on their own people in their final days in order to retain power. Those who can’t see this or can’t believe it had better assume it and protect what they have before it’s too late.
Gold and silver is historically the perfect hedge against bad government. It is survival and liquidity in the chaos and crisis of failing government, as now. Please, this means gold and silver in your possession. You figure where to keep your coins.
It amazes me how people will buy gold and silver and then trust this survival wealth to somebody else. If you let another person, bank, public vault or any entity “store” your survival wealth, it may not be there — and probably won’t be there — when there is economic mayhem. It’s time to be sober. All of you must know about MF Global and how it used clients’ funds.
Something Americans don’t understand: There can be no free society once government has granted itself the power to confiscate property, imprison people under any pretext (or without a pretext) and without charge. This is now true in America.
Government consumes so much that it has destroyed capital formation. The government is trying to increase taxes without an increase in production.
The food stamp program is the only thing holding off revolution and collapse. Currently, 46 million Americans are on food stamps.
But even in the face of economic chaos, the United States is warmongering under one pretense or another. War hides the crimes of government.
There is enormous suffering ahead for unaware and unprepared people. There is plenty of historical precedent for this, going back to the decline and fall of Rome.
Nothing good can happen to America without major economic and political reform. Can you see it? The rule of law must return to America.
In time, pensions will go, including government pensions. Some in government have already discussed their confiscation, and there is precedence in several countries. These are called unfunded entitlements and are a ghost that grows while we sleep. Watch!
Is there any good news? Absolutely! But first we have to go through the fire of economic and social collapse. When will it happen? No one knows, but it could happen at any time.
Some crisis will come that will trigger economic collapse. Crisis will speed the collapse and the wiping clean of debt.
The U.S. government will not honor its debts in the end. It will default or most likely inflate the currency away. In the meantime, we can expect at least one big, unannounced devaluation until it is done. Devaluation is default.
At some point, there will have to be a new currency. Have you seen the new $100 bill in waiting? I have seen it. Many people believe it’s prepared for a return to a gold standard.
But the old regime that ruined America must go, to be replaced with new statesmen with limited Congressional terms.
A great short-term danger is war. You know about it.
During this time of economic and social crisis, we will need to be self-sufficient in the extreme, something few Americans understand.
Survival means many things. It means stored food and water, energy for warmth, protection from people who didn’t plan, gold and silver coins, barter items, extra fuel for transportation, cash money for two to three months’ expenses, soaps, salt, dried foods, cleaning products, paper products and needed prescriptions.
It is reasonable to expect that the economic winter in which we find ourselves will give way to spring in the form of a lapse in crippling debt and the shrinkage of government.
As confidence in government falls, the dollar price of gold will rise. Confidence in government will continue to go down as the value of the U.S. dollar declines. And it will decline because money printing is the mode of government.
Gold is trading at $1,670 and silver is at $32. Both are on the bargain counter compared to a year from now. There are many dealers. I like Franklin Sanders at The Moneychanger. He has been in business some 25 years and is honest and reliable.
Now about getting money out of the United States: The U.S. government is building a wall around this country and American citizens.
The Feds are tracking everything. This is not fear or scare talk. If you have been reading beyond the controlled media, you know very well the seriousness of the situation.
The time is coming very soon when financial assets will not legally be able to leave the United States. The door is fast closing. One more good option has closed. There are no longer any insurance companies that will issue fixed-premium Swiss annuities to Americans. This is the only type of Swiss annuity I have ever recommended.
There is a provision buried in a 1,400-page Senate highway bill (S1813) that would revoke or deny a passport if a taxpayer owes $50,000 or more in back taxes. These are types of exchange controls I have long warned about.
Hannibal is not the enemy. The enemy comes from within.