Maybe the fact that central banks, banks and governments around the world are
acting like monetary idiots explains why gold is shooting up in price; or maybe
that it is going up in price explains why there is such a new interest in gold;
or maybe it just explains why people are as disrespectful of the dollar, as am
And there are lots of them, as I gather from Jim Willie at GoldenJackass.com,
who is warning us to keep an eye on the Chinese, and that we should expect them
to move "toward creation of the Chinese yuan as a global reserve currency",
which is certainly interesting from a geo-political perspective, but which
becomes Very, Very Interesting (VVI) when he cautions us to also "watch their
simultaneous moves away from the US dollar and toward gold for reserves
management," a phrase that is rated "VVI" by the Mogambo Intergalactic News
Service because it
means that gold will positively soar in price, meaning (in turn) that my
pathetic little store of gold will be my ticket out of this dump, speeding me
post-haste to wonderful, new, bright city lights and adventures where nobody
knows me and nobody can credibly threaten "I'm going to tell your
wife/boss/galactic overlord what you did/said/downloaded onto your computer!"
Until then, we have the same responsibilities, and so this next part I
carefully wrote down in my notes because it sounds like it will appear, perhaps
as an essay question, on the mid-term exam. Mr Willie said, "The merger of the
two important strategic initiatives is a gold-backed yuan currency."
This "gold-backed" Chinese currency is more than mere grubby speculation by a
couple of guys who know that gold will soar as a result of the supreme
stupidity and corruption of the world's governments, and who are getting tired
of waiting for gold to soar so we can get started with developing a sensory
overload of wicked, licentious, hedonistic over-consumption, sort of like Sodom
and Gomorrah if they had had enough money! Hahaha!
Captivated and distracted by such dreams of glorious, gluttonous excess, I was
startled by Mr Willie saying that a gold-backed Chinese currency is "precisely
what was stated openly by Zheng Lianghao, managing director of the World Gold
Council's Far East division. That news came out this week."
Even more telling, I think, is when he reported, "The Germans have demanded all
of their gold held in custodial accounts inside the United States to be
returned to German soil."
He admits, "The story is not public, but details have come to me from a private
source close to the action." But if I know Germans, and I don't, they are not
going to sit around waiting for America to steal their gold, if indeed there is
any left after the criminally incompetent Federal Reserve and Treasury
encumbered thousands of tonnes of gold by leasing it out, which was immediately
sold into the market by those borrowing the gold, massively depressing the
price of gold (which was the whole purpose of the exercise) so that bubbling
inflation in prices from the floods of money and credit coming from the Federal
Reserve to finance massive, long-term deficit-spending by the federal
government was effectively disguised by making gold ridiculously cheap, which
made guys like me, whose familiarity with the Austrian school of economics
allows us to see through this despicable scam, and we begin to accost strangers
on the street in a heroic attempt to save them, and we say to them, "Buy gold
now, you moron, because it will never be this cheap again! And if you don't buy
gold even after being told, point-blank and right to your face, to buy gold as
your only rational response to massive government incompetence and corruption
that will destroy the dollar, then you are as stupid as you look! Hahaha!
You're a moron! Hahaha!"
Interestingly, he adds, "The Germans have also given counsel for Dubai to
demand all of their gold held in custodial accounts inside London to be
returned to Dubai, where a new gold trading center will spring up. In my view,
THIS IS THE BIGGEST NEWS FOR GOLD THIS ENTIRE YEAR."
Careful readers looking for "news behind the news for news you can use" will no
doubt notice his use of all-capital letters with which to indicate particular
emphasis, perhaps along this very line, which must be important as hell, for
whatever reason, because the year is not quite half over and we already have
the best news? Wow!
Then I learned that I did not even suspect that "the hidden arch-enemy for the
US-UK on all matters pertaining to gold bullion is Germany." He admits that
this "is not a well-known concept", letting me save a little face, although
Germany is "also advising the Chinese on currency and gold matters. Can one
detect some coordination?"
To this I say, "Yes, and it's about time, too, that smart people came together
to do something good, like putting their currencies on a strict adherence to
gold and thus getting rid of price inflation once and for all instead of a lot
of stupid people coming together, like in Congress, to deficit-spend zillions
of dollars to do things that sound good to a bunch of nurturing wet-nurses,
which is what we have become, but are guaranteed to fail with disastrously
It is only after I have had a few drinks, and am now despondent and
self-pitying after having been rejected by all the good looking girls in the
room, mostly responding with variations either on the theme of "Ewww! Go away,
creepy old man!" or "Okay, but it's gonna cost ya triple because you are such a
creepy old man!" that I admit that I don't know why I am complaining about such
irresponsible, stupidity in government because I am doing exactly what history
says to do in order to capitalize on it: buy gold, silver and oil to personally
capitalize on loathsome governmental incompetence, blatant corruption, and now
the legitimization, not to mention the incredible institutionalization, of
But I have to laugh at the linguistic problems, since I know a little German,
no Arabic and only enough Chinese so that I can order dinner ("Gimme a Number 7
combo and a couple of egg rolls, chop chop!"), so it will be comically
confusing since I will not know what in the hell they are talking about.
And although I am the perfect guy to advise these guys on gold, I realize it
will be hard for me to communicate with them since I don't speak their
languages and they don't speak English except with funny-sounding foreign
accents, so I cleverly decide to speak to them all with the universal American
Indian language that everyone understands (as I gather from watching old movies
on TV), and I say, "Gold! You get-um! Heap big wampum!"
And, if you are wondering, advising foreign governments to adopt a gold
standard for their money is just ONE of the many, many happy reasons why I say
to them and to you, to buy gold, a chore made easy because, "Whee! This
investing stuff is easy!"
Richard Daughty is general partner and COO for Smith Consultant Group,
serving the financial and medical communities, and the editor of The Mogambo
Guru economic newsletter - an avocational exercise to heap disrespect on those
who desperately deserve it.