Southern Archeofuturism: The Banking Achilles Heel

The current socioeconomic system is built on money and commerce. This has always been the case in America, which was founded by merchants and has never had a peasant, monastic or guild culture. However, we are witnessing today the results of such an economy: China’s rise, the outsourcing of jobs overseas, and the siren song of socialism. The current system is doomed to fail, and now that Trump has effectively surrendered on the Border Wall issue, the time has come to change over to a property-based economy.

The French Yellow Vests are already discussing the idea of weaponizing bank runs:

They recognize that so long as the financial system remains intact, our enemies will win. They have the wealth, the political connections, and hordes of expendable protesters willing to agitate on their behalf. Any movement that allies itself, or attempts to coexist, with socialism will be betrayed at their leisure. Yet, this strength is also their weakness: the enemy swarms have no love for one another, no fraternity. We already see them devouring one another, and only their insect-like sense of sacrifice and organization keeps them together. Deliberate, nation-wide bank runs could permanently cripple the financial industry, and simultaneously unplug us from the effects of its collapse. We can survive without the banks; the banks cannot survive if society’s producers go on strike.

Once we pull our funds and cut the financial jugular, what ought we to spend our wealth on? The great issue of capitalism is that the tools of production are owned by a few, while the masses primarily own luxury goods. A good place to start is with permaculture, which is a low-cost, viable replacement for subsistence farming.

Permaculture can meet the dietary needs of a family with relative ease, and whatever is left over would be well spent on tools and classes. Even during the height of a collapse or war, we will spend most of our time farming, repairing, building, and cleaning our tools. Our level of preparedness can be easily tested by turning off the water and electricity to our homes for a day, a week, a month and longer. If in doubt, keep it practical and rehearse it at least once.

Conclusion: The switch from a money-based economy to a property-based economy will take time and effort, but not as much as we often think. We are so accustomed to the idea of the 80-hour industrial-era work week that we have difficulty imagining anything else. The new semi-agrarian, semi-blue collar lifestyle will leave us ample time for leisure, which is the basis of culture. Capitalism has given us the wealth of the Roman leisure class, but the workload of the slave class. A property-owning society will also be more willing to resist Chinese encroachment and financial domination. Let us plant our roots deeply into the soil, like the mightiest oak trees.

-By Michael Decimus


  1. Permanently crippling the financial industry is the same as financial collapse . There’s no dodging the fallout. But you are correct that only after a collapse will it be possible to institute any new system .

    Everybody gets their paychecks either direct deposit into a bank or as a check that must be cashed at a bank. Petty sure this is why the yellow vests’ bank runs haven’t really materialised . That and the fact nobody right of center wants financial collapse since it would negatively affect their retirement accounts.(see the article on malcontents ).

    We’ll just have to wait for finance’s natural death.

    1. Yea the resistance that would be met trying to implement such a blatantly deliberate strike to the system would be incalculable. It’s an institution that has become so entwined in everything along with many other things that pulling the proverbial lynch pin without immediately having something there to take over for it immediately would cause strife on such a scale never seen before. Literally all societies are built around the banking institutions and unlike historic times where we were largely agrarian based societies shielded from the larger effects of a financial collapse that is not the case anymore. The effects to say the least would reverberate far and wide into many things people don’t realize until they are suddenly faced with the consequences.

      At a minimum with a slow natural death we have time to devise a system to replace it.

      Don’t take this as me saying we need to keep the current system, I would not for a minute advocate that. Making money with money should be a crime if you ask me and all banks should be public entities.

      Barter based economies do not work when you have industry. How are you going to barter for something like a 747, the pilots, the mechanics, the people who build them, the logistics and supplies need to build them, the fuel needed to fly it, etc.

      The reality is industry love it or hate it has made possible things that were previously inconceivable both good and bad.

      I’m optimistic we can fix the flaws without having to completely tear everything down to the foundation. It would make the dark ages look like a joke if we did. I think a lot of people realize this which is why they fight so fervently to maintain it and ignore any of the flaws or problems.

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