It’s been very dead around here for a while. It wasn’t really planned, it just turned out that way. Everything needs a proper ending though, so here goes.
This blog has lived for about 5 years. Initially I thought it would last no more than 6 months. After a while, I figured it would last as long as I did. And finally, I realized it would only be around for as long as I felt it filled a purpose. That time has now passed.
I would like to thank all those who’ve been around and commented during the last five years. I’ve posted on a fairly wide number of different topics. I’ve been through the global warming hysteria, I’ve worried that the coming financial crisis would destroy us all, I’ve played with the silver bubble (and seen it crash). I’ve discussed hobby farming, the disaster of modern politics and Christianity.
In the end though, everything changes and us with it. I do not really view the world the way I did five years ago, for many reasons. In the end, we are all looking for a purpose, for me that purpose have changed. I am afraid that I no longer care about politics or the coming economic disaster – meaning I know that politicians will ruin everything in sight, that the economy will again turn south, and that much of what remains of Western civilization is at risk of being lost. But it is out of my hands – and most likely out of yours too. There are tectonic forces at work – and there is much to be said for realizing that you are living in history, and while you do have some choice as to your own actions, you cannot do much to prevent whatever the general direction is. That is preserved for a very few people, in a very few instances of history – and most likely they just managed to touch upon what enough other people were saying and thinking.
So, my final words on this blog will be these : I hope you find a way, just as I have found mine. Forget all the nonsense that the modern world tries to teach you. Materialism is only important until you have enough to sustain yourself and your loved ones, beyond that there is so much more of value to life. Life is short. Don’t waste it. Read books. Spend time with those you love. If you don’t have any, be a kind and gentle person and you will find people to love. Jesus Christ always loves you, no matter what.
The most important thing in life is to know that when your day has come, you at least have a life well lived. God bless.
….and to answer a couple of inevitable questions, yes I’m still a libertarian, although a conservative one. Yes, I’m a Christian. No, I do not consider it worth to talk politics. Yes, I still like buying precious metals. No, I don’t think that civilization will end during our lifetime. Yes, paper currency is a horrible idea and will end badly. No, I will not be able to predict when (I have a hat to devour for thinking I could). That’s all! Carry on!
This blog will remain online for a few months. It will probably always be available in the vast internet archives, if one knows where to look. As for me, I’ll be around. There will be an occasional post over at The Great Awakening. For my Swedish readers I will still be dropping at least one article per month at the Swedish Mises Institute. Also, I am co-hosting their podcast every other week.
Finally, I would like to mention those blogs which I have read during the last 5 years, and still read.
and most importantly of them all, the Mises Institute, to which I frequently donate, and you should consider too.
Obviously there are many more, but these are the ones that I will likely remember.