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    SOCIALIZED MEDICINE


    March 29th, 2010

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    The “passage” of the Obama “health care” proposal is a significant change in the political scene. Some of it directly affects our program as gold bugs. Some goes beyond this. But it all is one integrated whole, and it has to be understood if we are to make our way in this world.

    “Passage” and “health care” are in quotations for the following reasons. There are passages in the bill which will be interpreted to institute a European-style program of murder of elderly people who are judged too expensive to treat. This was openly advocated by Obama-supporting Newsweek Magazine whose Sept. 21, 2009 front cover presented “The Case for Killing Granny.” Every European country (plus Canada) has followed the German practice of killing those people expensive to treat. In Germany, this practice morphed directly into the Holocaust. And of course there is no way that killing people can be described as health care. It is the exact opposite of health care, which involves the saving of life.

    Second, the Obama-supported legislation did not pass into law (despite the loud proclamations to the contrary by the media). First, no act of Congress can become law in the United States unless it is in accord with the Constitution. The Constitution lists 17 powers of Congress (areas in which it can legislate), and health care is not one of the 17. This is important because the Tenth Amendment specifically states that powers omitted from the list do not belong to the Federal Government. Therefore, no health care legislation can ever (or has ever) pass(ed) Congress.

    Second, everyone is aware of the corruption and outright bribery which was used to get 219 votes in the House. It brings to mind the old saying that an honest politician is one whom, when bought, stays bought. The problem here is that these politicians were bribed with the public’s money. If Obama had taken the bribe money out of his own pocket, that would have been very bad. But instead he stole money from us to bribe our own congressmen to kill us. This stealing of money by the executive branch is also unconstitutional. Obviously, if used to the full, this “power” could pass any legislation at all and would over ride the Founders system of checks and balances (under which the Presidency was the weakest of the 3 branches of government).

    And third, it is basic legal theory that a contract is a meeting of the minds. If two parties have a written contract, this is a guide to what their minds intended. But if the court has proof that the parties meant something different from the literal words, it is the meeting of the minds which is decisive. In the same way, when legislation is enacted, it is the meeting of the minds (of the legislators) which has to be decisive. In the case of the Obama bill, the House was openly told that the bill it was formally voting on (the Senate bill) was not what would become law. At this writing, nothing else has become law (leaving aside the other objections), and indeed we were told repeatedly that the Senate bill was unacceptable to the House. Therefore, there was no meeting of the minds, hence no bill.

    The basic gold bug position was set forth by Harry Browne in 1971 (How You Can Profit from the Coming Devaluation). At that time, the only real danger Americans faced was that they would be robbed by their own government, with the counterfeiting of money being the preferred form of robbery. That is, the only problem we faced was the violation of our property rights (this being soothed over by the lie that the government was only robbing from the rich to give to the poor). Harry Browne advocated that Americans protect themselves from this robbery by owning gold. The government counterfeiting would make the price of gold go up, and the gold bugs would make back what the government was trying to steal from them. And if their timing was good, then they could do better and make a profit on the events.

    However, now the problem has mushroomed far beyond this simple scenario. Formerly, we faced a government which wanted to violate our property rights. But now we face a government which wants to violate our right to life. Obviously the original gold bug strategy is still valid. Owning gold will still protect our property rights. However, now something more is needed.

    “Wait Katz,” you say. “This makes no sense to me. I can understand a person who wants to steal from me. It’s immoral, but I can understand his motive. However, I can not understand a person who does not know me yet who wants to kill me.”

    This is a good question. Unfortunately history gives us the answer. There are people who don’t know you but who want to kill you. And the prime example occurred about 80 years ago in the country of Germany.

    From 1880 to 1920, Germany was the most admired country in Europe. Germany was considered the most “progressive” and the most “civilized” country and received high praise from most of the world’s intellectuals. Germany was the country of love. Then in the 1930s this country began a program of killing. Since Germany was the country of love, this killing had to be killing for love (if such a thing makes any sense) and hence was called mercy killing. This “mercy killing” gradually mushroomed into what we today call the Holocaust and was itself a part of a much larger killing program, which ultimately took the lives of 50 million human beings. The importance of this for America today is that the German mercy killing program evolved directly out of another program. In 1880-81, Germany passed legislation imposing socialized medicine on the country. Over the 50 years from 1880-1930, the cost of the socialized medicine system became so expensive, that the Germans decided to save money by killing those people expensive to treat. So the Germans of that day were not really killing people out of love; on another level, they were killing people to save money. (Note that, after 45 years of Medicare/Medicaid, America seems to have reached the same stage which Germany reached after 50 years of socialized medicine.)

    There is another aspect of German history which is important to understand. We all have the image of the brutal tyrant who imposes his will on the people. But history teaches that this is only an image. The ruler who makes his people do what they do not want will either be voted out of office (if democratically elected) or murdered (if he has seized power by force). People cannot be led where they do not want to go. A good example of this is a comparison of Germany vs. Italy during WWII. The Italian people did not like Mussolini. Italian troops surrendered with big smiles on their faces. They would not fight. But German troops fought very well, often to the death. Study the Napoleonic Wars in which German armies were smashed by Napoleon. How different it was in 1940 when the French crumbled before the German onslaught. What had happened in the intervening century-and-a-half?

    The answer was that the German people loved Hitler. Their claim that, “Hitler made us do it,” was a blatant lie. (There is a further lie, widespread in the American media, that Hitler was not elected by the German people. In the German election of March 1933, there were 5 parties which received more than 10% of the vote. So it was virtually impossible for any one of them to get an absolute majority. This was the case for every country in Europe. In 1933, the Nazis received a huge plurality, of 44%. Then 2 smaller parties, each of whom received 11%, joined the Nazis in electing Hitler dictator. Altogether, Hitler was the choice of 66% of the German people.)

    After Hitler was elected dictator, a wave of pro-Hitler sentiment swept the country. Stores sold little Hitler do-dads. Hitler was embarrassed and put a stop to it. And of course, the German people fought like tigers. They often fought to the death. On the battlefield, there is no way that a commander can force his soldiers to fight. The enemy is already threatening them with death. Over and over in history, armies which do not want to fight break and run or go through the motions. The Germans did not do this. We cannot escape the conclusion that the Germans loved Hitler. Why did they love him? Because they were full of hate. And Hitler gave them a chance to kill people.

    Well, what has been happening in this country over the past 80 years is that a group of German professors came here and infiltrated our colleges (particularly the history and government departments). They gave out high grades to attract the laziest and stupidest students. They converted these to their pro-German philosophy and then sent them out into the world to take over the U.S. media. These people are now full of hate. They claim to have a philosophy of love, but the emotion inside them is hate. (Two smaller, but more familiar examples are 1) the New Left of the 1960s, which began with the Flower Children and ended by throwing bombs, trashing cars and assassinating Robert Kennedy and 2) Jim Jones and his Guyana commune, which began preaching love and ended with a mass murder/suicide.)

    My answer to your question is that the media and the political left are filled with the students of these German professors. These people preach a sappy, stupid, unreal love in their formal philosophy (just as Hitler did prior to 1919), and are filled with hate in their hearts (which they never admit publicly but which can be seen by their actions). Why would these people want to kill you? Because hate is their primary motive, and they will kill those who put up the least resistance.

    If I am scaring you, it is because I am scared. If America turns Nazi, both ourselves and the world are in great danger. Fortunately, the polls show that Obama and his health care bill are extremely unpopular. Hopefully, the Democrats will suffer an overwhelming defeat in the November election, and this nightmare can be put to rest. If not, then we will have to fight. There is no way you can compromise with this evil. There is no way you can mollify it. It can be fought, but you have to decide to fight.

    In 1940, the world started to fight Hitler. It was almost too late. They fought because one man, Winston Churchill, raised them up and preached fire and brimstone.

    “…we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills, we shall never surrender.”

    House of Commons, June 4, 1940.

    For the past 14 years, I have been publishing the One-handed Economist, a self-protection newsletter along the lines advocated by Harry Browne and dedicated to the protection of your property rights. I now intend to add a section dedicated to the protection of your right to life.

    You are probably aware that the economic projections for Obama’s socialized medicine bill are outrageous lies. All past government programs since the start of the New Deal have ended with cost overruns, most of them very large. But these were the product of exaggeration, puffery and wishful thinking. I have never seen such a cynical piece of lying as occurred with this bill. The result will be that the budget deficit, already enormous, will turn out far larger than anyone expects, and all of these deficits will be financed by the printing of money (by the Fed). This will be very bad for the country, but it will be very bullish for the price of gold.

    The small bounce that Obama received in the polls last week, from the media hype in the wake of the “passage” of socialized medicine is now settling down, and the Democrats in Congress face seven months of pure Hell. Obama said that he feared white men with guns. Now we know why. It was his intention to kill us, and he is afraid that we will fight back. Hitler was able to disarm the Jews by a gun control law (1938) prior to the Holocaust, but the United States has the Second Amendment. That is an important difference.

    The One-handed Economist is published fortnightly (every other Friday) at a price of $300 per year. (Special bulletins when necessary.) You may subscribe via the U.S. mail ($10 discount, send $290) by mailing a check to the One-handed Economist, 614 Nashua St. #122, Milford, N.H. 03055. Or you may visit my website, www.thegoldspeculator.com and press the Paypal button. Thank you for your interest.

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    1. Jonny V says:

      Howard, I know that it’s been a rough week or two.  I can see that you’re scared for the future.  I’ve got to tell you however;

      Dude, take the noodle strainer off your head, and put away the radio shack electronic testing gear.

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    2. Axel says:

      Wow.  Who’d have thought that euthanasia –> socialized medicine –> genocide.  It’s time to coin a new term folks; we’ll call it Katz’s law after its progenitor.  In all seriousness Howard, yours is the most absurd take on the Holocaust I’ve ever read.  Unfortunately, the rest of your post is just as misinformed.  Your alternate history of 1930s Germany a good case in point.

      Adolf Hitler was never “elected dictator”; in fact, he wasn’t elected at all (though not for lack of trying).  Hitler was, however, appointed Chancellor after he lost the runoff election for the presidency in 1932.  It wasn’t until after Paul von Hindenburg’s death in 1934 that Hitler illegally took control of the German government by combining the offices of Chancellor and President.

      I will say this, Howard, you’ve got a great money-making scheme going here.  But really, shame on you.  Some people might actually believe what you’ve written and decide to fork over $300 to read even more BS.

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    3. Patrick says:

      “Dude, take the noodle strainer off your head, and put away the radio shack electronic testing gear.”

      LOL!!!  That right there is worth the price of admission!  Great one Jonny V!

      Sadly, though, I fear there is a lot more truth to Mr Katz’ insights than anyone cares to accept at this point.  For all of our sakes, I hope HK is wrong, but I’m not willing to bet on it.

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    4. TWC says:

      Great sport making fun of Katz, eh?

      It’s a lot easier than thinking about the fact that our representatives were bribed with public money to pass a gigantic bill the country flat-out did not want.

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    5. Terry says:

      Comments…..Katz has it all wrong. It is the MUSLIM nations that are to be the next Nazis. Their Koran is a blueprint for the genocide of the infidel Christian, Jew, and Bhudist. Their Sharia law is a blueprint for enslavement. Their religiion is a political movement for conquering the civilized world and filling it with an unrelenting barbaric  culture of hate,death,and destruction. Their false moon god and their pedophile prophet form the backbone of this evil Islamic movement. Wake up folks. The Muslims are coming after your heads.

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    6. Dennis says:

      Comments…..Wow, what drivel!  Didn’t realize at first that this wasn’t Mark…Happy to find out that it wasn’t he rewriting history.  The scary thing to me is that people actually pay someone to write this trash.  Katz could always consult with the Texas School Book Committee…they seem to like revisions, whether they’re true or not……

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    7. Capt says:

      “But instead he stole money from us to bribe our own congressmen to kill us.”

      What proof is there? Come on, if you’re going to write an article with certain accusations, be sure to provide proof and back them up.

      Although highly possible, it still doesn’t hold water without some hard facts.

      Not too sure this article should be published on shtfplan.com.

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    8. Airborne71 says:

      This may be a bit off topic but I have just visited several web sites including Steve Quayle’s , when the health care package was passed it also included this tid bit : OBAMA NOW HAS HIS PRIVATE ARMY!! Thats right its in there in all its glory .  the president has his own gestapo  responsibile to no one but him .  And its all funded thru the health care plan ! The snitch patrol will be in your neighborhood soon , count on it . Watch what you say , trust no one , Don’t let anyone know your business.  Keep up your appearances as a “GOOD” citizen . Hitler would be proud.

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    9. Airborne71 says:

      OOPS !  My Bad its on Stan deyo’s web site , follow the link on Quayles site it links to Deyo’s . Its a video report on obama’s Army.

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    10. NOYB says:

      Is this the new website for the National Enquirer?  If your website’s mission statement includes:

      “SHTF Plan is here to help you figure out WTF is going on in today’s world and how to best protect yourself and your family in the event of financial, economic, or geo-political collapse. ”

      …then how about tightening those increasingly loose screws.

      Leave the sophistry to lawyers and .gov’s PR department.  If you’re here to wake up or guide the Sheeple, try providing solid leadership rather than this Jack Daniels-inspired crap.  These articles are leaning more towards the idiot standing outside the Capitol yelling ROSWELL!  ROSWELL!

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    11. Jonny V says:

      Here, here NOYB!  I thought I was getting on a website where there would be intelligent discussions on all the stuff necessary for a bug out or bug-in scenario.  Instead, we’re being treated to clap-trap like the article above which was probably written by one of those idiots who thinks the Holocaust never happened.  I don’t have much pity for Jews, or any other religion for that matter, but the fact is that over 6 million were singled out and killed by the nazis between 1939-1945.

      Our government, and our legally elected presidents (all of them including the current one) have no similarities to hitler or the nazis in any way whatsoever.  The nazis did not provide healthcare to the German citizens as part of their platform.  Their socialist leanings began and ended with the use of the word “socialist” in the official name of their party.  hitler was elected to office screaming his hatred of the jews at the top of his lungs.  His plans were never “secret”, everyone knew.

      I would really like it if this website had a forum where we could work out ideas like bug out vehicles, food storage and packaging, smart use of firearms in dire circumstances, ideas on who to network with, and so forth.  As it is, we shout at each other for a few days over a bunch of (mostly) non-sensicle and irrelevant junk.  If there were a forum, the wackos could spend their days demanding obamas birth certificate, railing about non-existent “death panels”, and setting up their next militia meeting while the rest of us could try to improve our situations in real and concrete (less sensational) ways.

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    12. Johnny — Forum idea is in the works. I am trying to get a new web site design completed that will put a bit more focus on SHTF Planning and giving people the ability to share ideas, so a forum might be a solid solution to that.

      On another note, I realize Mr. Katz struck a nerve here, but I think Patrick said it best:

      “Sadly, though, I fear there is a lot more truth to Mr Katz’ insights than anyone cares to accept at this point.  For all of our sakes, I hope HK is wrong, but I’m not willing to bet on it.”

      The rules of the game have changed, it seems. Never underestimate the power of really stupid people who only care about enriching themselves and holding some level of self perceived power (and we’re talking politicians and average citizens here).

      If you had gone to Nazi Germany in 1925, would anyone have been able to predict what would transpire just 15 years later?

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    13. Axel says:

      “Never underestimate the power of really stupid people who only care about enriching themselves”

      Mac, you’ve hit the nail on the head.  Mr. Katz’ article — incoherent though it may be — has more than likely scared a few gullible readers into subscribing to his… thingamabob.  Suffice it to say that is money better spent elsewhere.

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    14. jonny V says:

      Mac, ONE HALF OF MY FAMILY ELECTED TO STAY IN GERMANY IN 1933 BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT THINGS WOULD GET BETTER WITH THIS UP AND COMING POLITICIAN.  THEY LIVED IN MAGDEBURG GERMANY.

      I know that you know that lots of people posting on this website are BATSHIT CRAZY.  You (MAC) have a real chance to provide us with a forum that would allow like minded people to work to better their situations, (as far as SHTF goes).  This is a monumental achievement.  Stop wasting your time with every Chicken Little that comes down the road.

      The simple fact is that things are never as bad (or as good) as they seem.  Everyone needs to CALM THE FUCK DOWN.

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    15. NOYB says:

      A well-moderated forum would provide a benefit that would be incalculable, because it would help people *interactively* wake up and receive guidance.  That guidance will help save lives.  You can’t put a value on that (yet).  Sign me up when it goes live!

      I’ve lurked or participated on other Prepper forums, and they tend to get bogged down in their desire for ZAP (Zero Aggression Principle) when they get a troll or hater spewing fire.  The mods wring their hands, not wanting to overstep and proactively boot someone who drags down the property value.   The result is usually that valued longtime members leave because they don’t want to battle against people who are only there to flame or stir the pot.

      The trouble is, when these other forums provide space for discussions on Simon Jestering or Monkeywrenching, they fail to plan for the time when someone does it to THEM.  More hand wringing and more old-timers gone because they didn’t look at the other side of the coin.

      Mac, if you’re going to set up a forum, learn from those shortcomings and make it a better place to be.  You might find that a slightly firmer hand on the Mod button will attract and keep the valuable contributors.

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    16. Jonny V says:

      HEY MAC!  I know you’ve been watching that old George Peppard movie “Damnation Alley”.  They had the ULTIMATE bug out vehicle, in fact, that whole movie was about bugging out!.

      I had this idea about a new generation bug out vehicle that would be a small Airstream trailer (with modified suspension) so that the truck and trailor used the same tires and wheels, most people would be able to make it in their driveways.

      Get off the end of the world kick Mac!  Help us with the end of the latte stand scenario!  Make a forum that we can use!!!!!!!

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    17. zukadu says:

      Jonny V: That vehicle is called a : “Winnebago”! Cut back on those double lottes, buddy.   :-)  

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    18. An interesting rewrite of history. Are we dealing with Alternate Universe theory here, or just alternate history?

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