OK, Your Survival Guy’s latest RAGE Gauge is in. Let’s dig into it. What stands out immediately is the decline in gun background checks, my favored proxy for final sales. Americans, no longer flush with government handouts, are not buying guns at the pace they were at this time last year, or even last month for that matter. Does that mean we live in a safer country, a conclusion only a George Soros NYC DA would consider? Hardly. Bad guys will always get their guns. But it tells you something about Americans’ expectations of Joe Biden that they spent so many of their stimulus dollars on arming themselves after he was elected. Despite the deprivations of the pandemic, Americans knew the real threat came from Joe Biden’s soft-on-crime policies.
Americans used their stimulus dollars to buy guns because a legion of Soros-backed DA’s and giddy Democrats have unleashed an army of criminals with no fear of consequences. Look at any big blue city, especially Chicago, NYC, and San Francisco, and you see elected officials and big money that resents you and wants to control you. If you have built a small business, they will shut you down if you don’t fall in line. If you’re a trucker, you’re a nuisance, not the lifeblood of our supply chain. Your success is theirs to control.
If you live in a big blue-state city or feel the encroachment in your neck of the woods, then it’s time to develop an escape plan to one of Your Survival Guy’s 2022 Super States. Here’s a back of a napkin test: Do you go to your favorite restaurant anymore? If the answer is no because you don’t feel safe, it’s time to plan your escape. If the answer is no because it no longer exists, it’s time to plan your escape. Why? Because if you believe the powers that be are going to stop at COVID-19, just wait for 20, 21, 22. The “believers” in science may be backpedaling this morning, but they will step right back up to power with the next disaster.
Then what? When you fear for your life driving through big blue cities, what happens when you become the target of violence? Is the Soros-DA going to help you or the criminals? When there’s no fear of consequences for criminals, then it’s law-abiding Americans who must live with FEAR. That’s no way to live, and that’s why we have the Second Amendment—to protect you from tyrants. If you don’t have your gun and your training now, it is time to get serious like Your Survival Guy.
How do you want to spend your retirement life? Living in fear? No. You need to find the retirement life you deserve in a freedom-loving Survival Guy Super State like my #1 ranked New Hampshire, which is a beacon of freedom in the blue hell of New England. This is about freedom. Sure, there are nice places to own property as I do in beautiful Newport, RI, but don’t mistake that for complacency. I have my Escape State plan. I have my log cabin in “Live Free or Die” New Hampshire and always will.
And, yes, take it from me, money brings you happiness. It’s the golden ticket for your family. It’s a fact of life. If you live in a city or state that looks at your lifetime of earnings and savings like a piggy bank for them to pillage, that’s not where you want to spend most of your time. Your money is freedom. If they don’t respect your money, they simply don’t respect your freedom. I wish it were different, but it’s not, and it’s going to get worse.
Look at those shills who believed in the “science” and told us how to live. They’re walking it back as if they never said it. Is that leadership you can believe in? Please. I can tell you from firsthand experience, the wokest of the woke are on the boards of K-8 private schools. Look at this private Rhode Island school ruining Valentine’s Day. I’ve seen the unmasked, smug faces and the “We’re better than you” attitudes. Is there any wonder we’re in the midst of a homeschool revolution? But beware. See Richard Young’s piece on Ron Paul here.
Where does that leave investors? With Your Survival Guy’s risk-free rate of return at scorched earth levels (see charts below), the truth is right in front of your eyes. Does that mean investors aren’t reaching for yield and getting sucked into, for example, that 7% real estate deal? Ha! Please, I’m Your Survival Guy, and I know what investors are doing. When I dig into these deals, I see that part of the return is your own principal being paid back to you and conclude: “Who can’t make these promises if the deal is to spend down your principal and count it as return on money?” And this scheme was advertised in a major financial publication.
How can you avoid the trouble ahead? Think about your money as you would a child. No one can afford to lose either one. EVER. That’s how serious this is. I have yet to meet the investor who likes losing money. The carnage in the stock market is real. Look at Facebook/Meta losing a quarter of its value in a day. That’s not investing. And the same can be said for Amazon running e-commerce losses as far as the eye can see, masked by its AWS server business. What if the government does an antitrust end run? That’s not a risk Your Survival Guy’s willing to take.
But then you have the Masters of the Universe of finance getting fat on fees from investing in the pollution capital of the world China, and selling you down the river with even higher fee Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) funds—it’s you invest, they win as usual. These are globalist champion stakeholders with no regard for the shareholders, you know, the owners of the businesses like you.
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P.S. Run this test: If you’re invested in the stock market, consider how you will handle a 50% loss in value. Now develop a plan with stocks and buy bonds to build a moat around your money until you can handle it. You can thank me later when you sleep well at night.
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