It is my sincere hope that we all learned something from the last blog post. You may have asked yourself, "why did Turd allow such a controversial topic to be the main thread for over 48 hours?". I'll tell you why. It was for a few, very simple reasons.
We are rapidly approaching a time when you must know what you believe in. You will soon be tested and forced to decide if, how and when you are going to act and react. The previous thread was part of a larger plan to get you thinking. If you enter the days ahead clinging to traditional notions without thoroughly considering why you believe such things, you risk becoming a rudderless ship, loose and unstable upon the waves of change.
Thank you all for keeping the discussion far more civil than similar discussions of similar topics elsewhere on the internet. We all have much to learn and we must all learn from each other. Disrespect and name-calling serves no purpose. To learn, grow, prepare and survive, we must be willing to consider the equally valid points-of-view of others. For example, I have never been the victim of police brutality. However, after reading the comments of "kumanari" on Friday, I can certainly see how having some experience in this area might permanently change your point of view. Finding common ground through diversity of opinion provides a strong foundation for the days ahead. And, if this site is to survive, our foundation must be substantial.
All of this above applies to me, too. I'm the one who is ultimately responsible for growing this site. Therefore, for a strong foundation, I must be honest and forthright at all times. There will certainly always be issues where we disagree but it is incumbent upon me to tell you where I stand. If I try to hide my positions or obfuscate when challenged, the site will fail.
So, expect more "controversial" threads in the days and weeks to come. Again, not because I'm trying to enforce my ideas and ideologies upon anyone. If you and I are going to be leaders of our families and friends, you must know what you believe in. The world is entering a period of darkness where only forged and tested beliefs can safely guide you to the other side.
Along, those lines, do you believe in gold and silver or not? I ask this because right now is one of those times when you have to know for sure. You are being tested. Sophomoric financial analysts and writers are trying desperately to convince you to sell your metal. Planted trolls are registering here in greater numbers in a coordinated effort to confuse and scare you. So, do you believe them? Do you know what you know because you've tested your ideas and found them to be correct? Has this given you a strong foundation or are you quivering? Are you ready to acquire more metal at $25 and $1500 or are you so uncertain in your beliefs that you'd prefer the relative "safety" of rejoining the flock, just as it heads into the pen for slaughter? Physical demand is extremely high and the Commitment of Traders report has rarely looked more bullish but the manipulated, paper price is low and falling. What do you believe? How are you going to act?
Finally, I'd like to thank Stephanie and all of the moderators for their extraordinary efforts in keeping the previous thread relatively harmonious and on-topic. Thanks, too, to all of the Turdites for respecting their efforts and for making terrific contributions to the cause. Never forget, we are all here to help each other and learn from each other. We must continue this effort while we can.
I hope you're ready for another crazy and unpredictable week that will culminate with the September BLSBS on Friday. After a brief hiatus, expect a return of the recent volatility. TF