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For the Following Author: Jeff Thomas

Sep 19, 2023

An important factor to keep in mind is that, whilst collectivism is ever-popular with globalists, it kills the free market and man’s sense of enterprise. Therefore, it eventually diminishes the creation of real wealth and prosperity, upon which collectivism feeds. As Maggie Thatcher said, “The problem with socialism is that, eventually, you run out of other people’s money.” For this reason, collectivists eventually (and invariably) kill off the milk cow that feeds them. When this happens, they can no longer fund their programmes and the system collapses. This means that they cannot continue to provide entitlements, nor can they afford to enforce their draconian laws. (Think about that.)

Sep 13, 2023

It’s not all doom and gloom; not the end of the world - just the periodic decline of empire. As one country declines, others rise. Each individual is faced with the choice whether to go down with the ship, or board another, that’s headed for a better world.

Aug 29, 2023

And so, the average person can be forgiven if he’s struggling to figure out how this will all play out. Who would actually win such a war? For eighteen months, the viewer has been assured that Mister Putin is incompetent and is hated by his people; that the Russian military is disorganized and about to quit and, on any given day, Ukraine is making progress in beating back Russia and will soon win. If this is all true, victory would seem to be a slam-dunk. All that’s necessary is yet another tranche of, say, twenty billion dollars.

Aug 15, 2023

The idea is a simple one: If party A aggresses against party B, party B is entitled under the law to restitution or compensation, to be paid by party A to party B. Well, that seems straightforward enough. But at some point along the way, two fundamental changes have been made that don’t reflect the original principle.

Aug 8, 2023

The question is not whether we like our home country as it presently is, but whether we’re prepared to accept what it’s about to become. As people become more aware that their government is not only not their friend, but has become their greatest threat, it’s human nature to hope that “it won’t get any worse.” And, of course, it then gets worse.

Aug 1, 2023

As a case in point, recently, a publication – Natural News – did a piece entitled, “13 Nations agree to engineer global FAMINE by destroying agriculture, saying that producing food is BAD for the planet.” In that article, they describe a conference led by US Climate Czar John Kerry, in which representatives from thirteen countries are stated to have committed to a diminished cow population worldwide to combat climate change.

Jul 4, 2023

There’s an old saying that, if you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging. Yet, throughout history, leaders, having created a Ponzi scheme of fiat currency and finding out that it has its pitfalls, invariably keep digging ever faster.

Jun 27, 2023

I’m afraid not. In 193 AD, the denarius enjoyed a similar position to that of the US dollar today. Yet, having been devalued, it never regained its worth – in fact, not to this very day. Even as a relic, the denarius pictured above was recently offered on Ebay for the “Buy Now” price of $28.80. Not a very impressive increase in value for a coin that has survived for 1700 years.

Jun 14, 2023

Since its inception, International Man has offered prognostications about what the future will bring - economically, politically and socially. The principle writers of the publication have been at this for decades. Each one began by studying world economics and politics in order to make the best choices as to where to live, where to invest, where to store wealth, etc. Over the years, each one got better at researching, better at reading the signs and, ultimately, better at predicting future events.

May 30, 2023

In every country where a revolution has taken place (whether it be a “soft” revolution, or a violent overthrow), those who are part of the winning team make a point of glorifying the revolution and all the “good” that it has brought. For this reason, the inhabitants of most countries where a revolution has taken place at some point in their history, will believe that the revolution was positive. In countries where that revolution was opposed, the people will most likely regard the revolution as negative. As an example, Frenchmen tend to praise their revolution of 1789, in which the aristocracy were overthrown. Since then, the emphasis has been on “the little man.” The little man would not only be treated equally to the aristocrat, he would receive preferential treatment. Not surprisingly, this devolved into the socialism that dominates France today. In spite of the dysfunctionality of the French system, most Frenchmen fondly praise the revolution and the “freedom” that it ostensibly created for them. And then we have the Cuban revolution of 1959. Its stated purpose was to overthrow the aristocratic Batista Regime and a replace it with one that favoured the campesinos. The aristocracy was removed and ownership of most everything moved to the state. There is most certainly greater equality in Cuba today (albeit at a very low level), and yet we’re taught to regard the Cuban revolution as having been destructive, as it devolved into socialism. Although the current system is largely dysfunctional, the Cuban people, even today, speak of the freedom that the revolution created for them. These two examples are similar, and yet Westerners are taught to regard the French Government as an enlightened body of men and women who spend their waking hours legislating for ever-increased goodness for the French people, yet we’re equally taught to regard the Cuban government as tyrannical rulers over an oppressed people.

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