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BAD GOLD
« on: July 09, 2020, 11:24:12 AM »
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Re: BAD GOLD
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2020, 01:02:10 PM »
I split off this post, as I think the issue deserves its own thread. Not everyone may agree with that in the first place. Awareness of bad gold and silver is pretty low in some parts of the world. Part of that is bad politics. Modern conservatives (not the original ones, whose credo was something like "if it ain't broke, don't fix it") love to deny the necessity for any change and prefer to return to the past. Another part is the precious metal lobby. They are strong, ugly, soulless and well financed. Look for them in the US, Australia and Russia. Yet another part is denial of individual responsibility, generic disinterest and individual inertia. That's what your video is addressing.

You lay out what's wrong: environmental damage, child labour and support for criminal activity. You might have added corruption, land theft and violence. Are drugs none of your business? If you think so, you will change your mind very quickly when your real estate goes down the drain because of drugs dealing, one of your loved ones becomes an addict or is the victim of a random drive-by shooting or a mistaken identity. Is the environment none of your business? You'll change your mind quickly when your real estate is drowned in the sea, a river swallows it, it gets destroyed by freak weather or occupied by climate fugitives or if you become a climate fugitive yourself. Is injustice none of your business? You'll change your mind quickly if your property is becoming a victim of arson or looting or if your child is killed while asking for justice.

You can't make a difference? Correct, but that is a fallacy of composition. Let's look at elephants. They were fast becoming a threatened species. Can you imagine a world without elephants? Think of all the elephants on coins. If our animal world could be condensed into say 100 pictures, there would be an elephant among the first five. International action moved governments around the world to ban the ivory trade. Elephants are back.

Individuals can influence governments to move, even against mining interests. To quote Edmund Burke, the father of conservatism again: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Perhaps asking mints for the origin of their gold and silver is not enough. Perhaps you should ask a member of parliament. Perhaps you should ask yourself some questions next time you consider buying modern gold or silver pieces.

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Re: BAD GOLD
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2020, 01:18:09 PM »
First of all Thanks you for making it a separeted topic I hope many people will Think about this .

And yes you formulate it so well , I will make more videos about Bad Gold , because somebody should tell the world and there is so much to tell .


I will take inspiration from the last part of your reply :  “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Perhaps asking mints for the origin of their gold and silver is not enough. Perhaps you should ask a member of parliament. Perhaps you should ask yourself some questions next time you consider buying modern gold or silver pieces.

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BAD GOLD Part 2
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