The Memes of Max Keiser (or the Philosophy of Max Keiser pt. 4)
This is the conclusion piece in the series “The Philosophy of Max Keiser.”
In the previous three essays in the Philosophy of Max Keiser series, I detailed Max’s efforts to inspire a boycott of symbolic American corporations, his campaign for the silver liberation army to crash J.P. Morgan by buying silver, and also his fight for free speech by exposing the copyright cartel based in Hollywood and its opposition in the Pirate Parties springing up around the world.
I discussed the ways in which Keiser was unique to journalism and why his contributions of the last several years have been so important. First, he has demonstrated excellent talent in forecasting the events of the last several years, predicting the collapse of Iceland’s economy among other events:
He also commented very early on the command-and-control nature of the economy, and the part played by the powers-that-be in facilitating the banking collapse of 2008 and the subsequent bailout. He has gone so far as to say that the banking collapse in 2008 was similar to 9/11 – that the global economy is being brought down similar to the towers, level by level:
Most importantly, however, have been Keiser’s tangible contributions to culture in the form of memes. In this, the final essay documenting the philosophy of Max Keiser, I will write a brief note on the most popular memes of Max Keiser. I feel these memes are among the most important contributions by the unique journalism of Max Keiser, for memes are elements of culture, like soundbites, that can quickly and clearly be shared by one individual to another.
The discontent of the past few years, which resulted in Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party, will continue to spread. I believe that useful techniques by the discontented must be employed if there is any hope of populist change for the world, and these useful techniques must be truly effective. Keiser has suggested a few such techniques which have been documented in this series. They are convenient because they can be communicated quickly, and straightforward because an individual can partake in a Keiserian action quite simply.
1.Silver Liberation Army: “It’s On.”
The Silver Liberation Army is a front and an affront against the global ponzi scheme. Many silver analysts have discussed over the years that silver is the Achille’s heel of the global financial system, and Max too has been of this school of thought. This line of reasoning suggests that silver is such a valuable resource-backed money, and has for so long been suppressed in price by the powers-that-be, that making it disappear from the market can function as a grassroots transfer of wealth. That is right – we hear of wealth transference dictated via government welfare and the bailout policy, but never about the actual ability of the working classes to transfer the wealth by themselves away from corporate whores in the sage-towers of banksterdom and directly into our communities through the purchasing of physical silver.
And not only is the wealth transferred into our communities where it belongs, but the stock prices on keystone financials such as J.P. Morgan, H.S.B.C and the Bank of Novia Scotia experience pressure as their short positions in the silver market are, at this juncture, public knowledge. For instance, last year when silver rose in price to approximately $50 an ounce, J.P. Morgan was receiving much press in the alternative media. The silver price and J.P. Morgan stock were essentially at the same price, when historically J.P. Morgan had been higher. News of the conflation of the two prices excited members of the silver liberation army who aim to take millions of ounces of silver off the market, just like their Indian counterparts have over the centuries, much to the chagrin of industrial and financial elitists.
The casino gulag is a theory of Max’s that suggests the system, with its decreasing production of anything useful, has morphed into a sort of casino whereby the only way that one can make money is by gambling, and, just like a casino, the slots are rigged. Regarding the model, Keiser has written:
America will be surprised to wake up one day and find that each one of them owes these creditors hundreds of thousands of dollars on top of the hundreds of thousands they already owe on mortgages, credit cards and cars. Aiding in this ‘bait and switch’ will be the religious supremacists in America who will push a revisionist message transforming the meaning of the concept of ‘original sin’ to be interpreted as ‘original debt’ meaning that to be born into debt is to be disabused of any doubt of God’s (read: Visa’s) existence.
The suggestion is that the fruit born from the study of game theory – that is, how the study of strategic interactions between economic agents – is used in society today by keystone banks, central banks and governments in order to control the population.
The Global Insurrection against Banking Occupation is in effect the sum total of all of Max Keiser’s memes against the purveyor’s of the casino gulag. These are movements from which Occupy Wall Street can learn. Whilst O.W.S protests greed and corruption, the S.L.A. through their actions directly against the banks proposes real activist-minded solutions to the mess we’re in. And that is perhaps one of Keiser’s strong points as an activist: he submits ideas for direct actions which could possibly make a difference.
A central premise of his philosophy is that economic actions are the best way to starve the beast. One of his most popular suggested actions has been the purchasing of physical silver by silver vigilantes and the silver liberation army across the globe. There is much evidence to suggest that the available supply of silver could easily be bought up by one large-scale institutional investor or even an individual worth billions such as, say, Mark Zuckerberg.
For centuries there has been a focused campaign by the-powers-that-be to undermine silver in the economic sphere. Today, in my opinion, there is much concern by transnational industrial corporations and transnational financial institutions over the physical, investment demand for silver. The powers-that-be, in other words, would love to open the silver market up to “free trade.”