Are you happy? If not, why not?

by Jeff Berwick of The Dollar Vigilante

If you live in the West, let me provide a few clues as to why you may be unhappy.

Perhaps… just perhaps, it is because you’ve been enslaved your entire life.  You popped out of that pink hole and, if you are male, and had completely thoughtless parents, soon after they chopped half the skin off your penis in a barbaric ritual called circumcision.  The next few years were a blur, but you soon found yourself being woken up way earlier than you would’ve liked and were shuffled off for twelve years of the child prison called public school.  You were then forced to sit in a hard wooden chair and memorize useless and mostly false dates, places, times and concepts.

And, that was when they weren’t injecting you with up to 30 different “vaccines” before your immune system had even begun to develop… mostly destroying your immune system and setting you up for a lifetime of illness.

And, if you showed any hint of creativity or listened to your instincts to escape, especially in the last few decades, you were probably forced to injest incredibly dangerous, lobotomizing chemicals like Adderall, Wellbutrin, Prozac and Zoloft.

And now, just like in the 60s when they used to force kids to learn things like “duck and cover” to protect themselves from nuclear bombs (in a completely made up threat no different than today with North Korea and Iran) — in order to instill fear into you they now have “active shooter” drills to indoctrinate you into a fear culture that any moment a dangerous person with a gun will execute you.

Of course, the government and their propaganda channels will tell you it is because guns are bad.  It’s the guns that kill people! Oh, and ban natural flowers which expand your mind and never hurt anyone…like marijuana.

Excuse me for interjecting with a bit of logic and rational thought, but let’s look at the details of some school shootings in the last 15 years:

What Drug Date Where Additional
School Shooting Prozac WITHDRAWAL 02/15/08 Illinois ** 6 Dead: 15 Wounded: Perpetrator Was in Withdrawal from Med & Acting Erratically
School Shooting Prozac Antidepressant 03/24/05 Minnesota **10 Dead: 7 Wounded: Dosage Increased One Week before Rampage
School Shooting Paxil [Seroxat] Antidepressant 03/10/01 Pennsylvania **14 Year Old GIRL Shoots & Wounds Classmate at Catholic School
School Shooting Zoloft Antidepressant & ADHD Med 07/11/11 Alabama **14 Year Old Kills Fellow Middle School Student
School Shooting Zoloft Antidepressant 10/12/95 South Carolina **15 Year Old Shoots Two Teachers, Killing One: Then Kills Himself
School Shooting Med For Depression 03/13/09 Germany **16 Dead Including Shooter: Antidepressant Use: Shooter in Treatment For Depression
School Hostage Situation Med For Depression 12/15/10 France **17 Year Old with Sword Holds 20 Children & Teacher Hostage
School Shooting Plot Med For Depression WITHDRAWAL 08/28/08 Texas **18 Year Old Plots a Columbine School Attack
School Shooting Anafranil Antidepressant 05/20/88 Illinois **29 Year Old WOMAN Kills One Child: Wounds Five: Kills Self
School Shooting Luvox/Zoloft Antidepressants 04/20/99 Colorado **COLUMBINE: 15 Dead: 24 Wounded
School Stabbings Antidepressants 06/09/01 Japan **Eight Dead: 15 Wounded: Assailant Had Taken 10 Times his Normal Dose of Depression Med
School Shooting Prozac Antidepressant WITHDRAWAL 05/21/98 Oregon **Four Dead: Twenty Injured
School Stabbing Med For Depression 10/25/11 Washington **Girl, 15, Stabs Two Girls in School Restroom: 1 Is In Critical Condition
School Shooting Antidepressant 09/30/06 Colorado **Man Assaults Girls: Kills One & Self
School Machete Attack Med for Depression 09/26/01 Pennsylvania **Man Attacks 11 Children & 3 Teachers at Elementary School

By the way, that is just a small sampling of the full list which you can see here and which has hundreds of pharmaceutical based shootings.

But, besides that, what should we take from that information?  Well, if you are a sheeple, the obvious answer will be: ban guns!  Sigh.

Getting back to why you are unhappy… perhaps it was then that you were all but forced into college by society to pay tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars for four more years of punishment and an almost useless piece of paper.

Finally, 23 years later you are allowed to drink some alcohol (which you’ll need after all that) and, for the first time, you go out into the real world and find…. you don’t know anything!  After a few months of sending out resumes you get a job, probably at some government agency as they are the only ones hiring now that the government has almost fully destroyed the economy, and you now find out that more than half your income is taken from you each year… mostly to bomb women and children you’ve never met and with whom you have no concern… and the rest is given to people even more useless than you who have figured out that it is easier not to work, in this system, than to work.

You then get a house with a huge mortgage and find out when you get your property tax bill each year that you are actually just renting it.  And you start to notice that almost anything you want to do… eat, smoke, drink, travel or drive is taxed even more or you need to actually get permission from your masters to do so.

If you do manage to get through forty more years of servitude, you then find out that the Socialist Insecurity payments you made your whole life were funding a ponzi scheme and the money has long since been pilfered.  If, after all that, you still have any real assets (highly unlikely), your children will then find out that most of it is taken in something called a death (or estate) tax.

Not to mention, before you were even born you were sold into debt slavery.

Do you see why you might feel a bit unhappy now?

If you do, and want to change things, there are a few steps you can take.  First, get your kids out of public (and most private… with possible exception of Montassori) school.

On that note, please see this video I did just recently with Dayna Martin on unschooling.  There are other options!

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Realize that the rest of the world isn’t like where you live, despite what the media and government tell you.  Get out.  Get your assets out (if you have any), either cash in your government retirement savings (which they soon plan to take over) or move them into a self-directed IRA.  Buy precious metals and move many of them offshore.  And, if at all possible, just leave.  There are many places… hundreds or thousands actually, that are much better than where you live.  Many are gravitating to a community we started in Chile called Galt’s GulchOr just subscribe to TDV to connect with tens of thousands of other people like you who have already left and work on your escape plan.

The world didn’t use to be this way.  In fact, many different cultures (most of them exterminated by Anglo-Saxons unfortunately) were much more on point with their solutions to being unhappy.

I came across a meme recently that said that in many shamanic societies, if you came to a medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited or depressed, they would ask one of four questions: When did you stop dancing?  When did you stop singing?  When did you stop being enchanted by stories?  When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence?

Ask yourself that same question.  For most, it was when you were 5 or 6… about the point when you were interned into the mass indoctrination day camps called public education.

That’s when everything went wrong.  You can still repair the damage done by government, but it starts with realizing the source of the problem.


You may be asking, after that diatribe, if I, myself, am completely happy.  No, I’m not.  Until humanity awakens and we have true peace and prosperity on Earth by ridding ourselves, of this horrendous communist-style (government centrally planned) system and rebuilding society based on negotiation and non-aggression, I will never be 100% happy.

I’d say I am about 90% happy though.  I have done everything I personally can to rethink everything and to live outside of the systems imposed on us by the overseers… to find truth and help spread that truth.  Including my next trip to Belize to the Global Escape Hatch conference to try to personally relay to others what I know – and also receive their knowledge (There are apparently two spots still open after a cancellation if you want a last minute tropical trip from winter).

I also live, mostly, in free-er places like Mexico and Chile… and live the PT (Prior-Taxpayer or Perpetual Traveler) lifestyle, which means no one government can purport to own me and I don’t (and never will) pay income taxes… and exhort you to do the same.

And, more importantly, I have an incredible, loving family who supports what I do – despite it meaning countless hours reading, thinking and writing… often with a few glasses of wine.  But, now mostly adhering to the unschooling philosophy, the children I have in my life are full of vigor and curiousity… and they can’t understand why anyone would listen to or pay extortion fees to people in costumes.  And, for that, I am almost completely happy.

Until next weekend, rethink everything.

picAnarcho-Capitalist.  Libertarian.  Freedom fighter against mankind’s two biggest enemies, the State and the Central Banks.  Jeff Berwick is the founder of The Dollar Vigilante, CEO of TDV Media & Services and host of the popular video podcast, Anarchast.  Jeff is a prominent speaker at many of the world’s freedom, investment and gold conferences as well as regularly in the media.

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4 Responses to Are you happy? If not, why not?

  1. liberty27 says:

    Happiness is genetic. It’s the “pursuit of happpiness” that is important.


  2. And it is always the government that is the biggest road block to the “pursuit” of happiness which makes me very unhappy.


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