Shiny Rocks Love Affair: What Makes Gold So Valuable?
Gold is a type of shiny rock once found in abundant supply throughout the world.
Due to it’s “shininess”, gold has attracted the attention of inferior mammalian creatures known as human beings. Humans mined gold- they built temples and palaces out of the s**t. They even went so far as offering it up to their deities so many thousands of years ago.
Gold was also the basis of the first ever monetary system. Tired of bartering, humans introduced gold into the marketplace as an exchange medium for goods and services. Eventually the first banks were given rise to which took people’s gold, stored it away in vaults, and wrote people receipts (dollars essentially) for the amount of gold that they had stored away. This was purely a measure of convenience so that folks wouldn’t have to walk around any longer with huge bags of gold hanging from their belts.
Gold is created from nuclear reactions in space. When stars explode, they shoot out materials which coalesce into various new elements. In the case of gold, it is a pretty useful creation of the universe in that it can be used especially for non-corrosive electrical conductivity.
The value of gold is artificially set by word of mouth- there is of course no intrinsic worth in and of itself.
Supposedly the entire economic model of the world is based upon what each nation has in terms of gold reserves. But a good understanding of what central banking systems are is what causes one to see the truth- that money is really just printed from thin air and has absolutely no connection to the amount of gold stored away in secret vaults like that at Fort Knox.
Historically, when the value of the dollar declines, the value of gold rises. Therefore it is paramount for anyone who can see the reality of a forthcoming economic collapse to store away as much gold as possible. I will state for the record however that if in the event of a total melt-down of civilization- not just a horrible crash like that of last century’s- gold will probably serve one no amount of good as folks would be more concerned with the procuring of food and water as opposed to shiny rocks.