3 Min. Gold News – Money and Mind


3 Minute Gold News

helping you gain a quiet mind

The mechanical age, with a printed page and a set official spelling, created a thought life centred in the individual.

The reader sits alone, deciphers symbols from squiggles into words, into understanding a message, all from inside their own homes, in their own private sitting rooms, their own mind.

The individual developed their private point of view based on their own observation and this was revolutionary.

Descartes said, “Everyone shuts them self inside them self and judges the world from there.”

But the tribal society that existed with oral tactile communication, before print, was a world without a private view.

Everyday life was experienced as a group. The oral society did not know set spelling or grammar, and there was no superiority that came from being able to extend the eyes into reading for private understanding and gain.

Everyone can hear all at once. You cannot shut out sound and so everyone created society. It was not produced, reproduced, and served as a truth set in stone.

The members of society all made up the rules and changed them as a group. There was a ruling class of elite, but everyday parents trained their own children, and society was a dynamic, curved, living thing.

There was no thought of being famous or owning stories, as the poems and stories were all created and recreated with each telling. The consumer is also the creator in an oral society. James Joyce said the same, as his reader created as they consumed. Even with the manuscript age, the students learned by rewriting as they read.

This was culture, trade, money, family events and art. This was also warfare, and the mechanical age brought the invention of the stirrup, which connected a horse to a human, and made an advanced war machine in the knight, as said by Marshall McLuhan. The wealthy owned and managed the expensive, highly trained knight and had advantage in warfare.

Gold was lent by families and borrowed by kingdoms, and warfare advantage was purchased. The system of that era was disrupted by mechanical tech, and the organization of experience was tilted to the favour of the advantaged.

Mechanical worlds are made of ‘things’.

Electric worlds are made of the space in-between.

Always, in nature and in humans, the one with advantage, won by effort, is not wise to give up that advantage without exchange of value. The foolish don’t fair well by entering the forest unprepared.

“The result of man – the toolmaker – having always created extensions of himself in order to disturb the current organization of experience to his favour,” as stated by Claude Bernard, “is that he forgets to sit back and observe the change from outside.”

This human fault of being inside a string of wins without reflection, is that successive disruptions eventually lead to a society so complex that it cannot stay cohesive enough, and then blows itself apart.

We seem to be there. And as the Renaissance citizen lived between oral and mechanical, we are living between the swing back. to oral through electricity and digital life. Such tension in the in-between.

I’m half way through the lyrics of a song on the behaviour of the central bank of the world’s reserve currency. The title is “Janet Louise” although Janet Yellen is only the tail-end of this very long snake. It’s a tough one. When happily dancing to the full-volumed orchestra, with the punch bowl refills  free, and the blinds closed to the reality of the landscape, those revellers have a hard time seeing that lightning has struck the building and the roof is on fire.

Gold? Being manipulated until they will not be able to hold it back. There is too much debt to repay and so the thing that is stable must be revalued to absorb it all. You are not meant to own it or gain advantage with it.

Crypto? Manipulated the same and setting up for a mass exodus from the fiat system in full flames. You aren’t meant to own any that will eventually have value. So might be best to have some that will be part of the new system.

Bitcoin? The underlying system is gaining strength and larger partners, but it was created by humans, who by nature seek advantage, how could it not be so? Bitcoin could have been stopped by the elite a number of years ago, but is too big now, and they couldn’t understand the paradigm shift, so they will attempt to tax, make fees and control it somehow. Good luck with that.

Information? Ditto. Those with access are trying to control it, and try to have you give up your ownership by trickery and pressure.

Geopolitical systems? The chessboard is in mid-move.

Have a wonderful weekend.


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Thank you to Jim Rickards for including me in his bestselling book The New Case for Gold.

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Nothing on this site is intended as individual investment advice. We’re all watching which way the wind is blowing.


Coins and Crowns

words and music Elaine Diane Taylor
from the album Coins and Crowns

Coins and Crowns is featured in Episode 1 of Mike Maloney’s documentary series Hidden Secrets of Money.


Not Much of a Holiday (Bank Holidays and Media Persuasion)

words and music Elaine Diane Taylor

Single available on iTunes


A Terrible Breeze    (Nuclear War and Social Media)

The news comes down
A little bluebird sings
Words of war
Fire and furious things
Of testing might
‘Til no patience knows
If keeping still
Still keeps you safe at home

It’s a terrible breeze
They speak of today
Of threats that used to live a world away
We all know wind
Can blow both ways
And a terrible breeze can blow it all away

A worldwide net
Sees our village grow
Until we all forget
What each one used to know
How a blind bird’s wings
Can reach the shore
And turn the wheel of peace and war

Village fools sinking down, down, down
Debt and gold wound in numbered shrouds
Deal of a life it’s bread and clowns
Can we afford another go around?
The news comes down.

It’s a terrible breeze. The news comes down.

words and music Elaine Diane Taylor

Single available on iTunes



Preparing for the Fall is a live boutique album available for digital download  — featuring Wag the Dog, Black Swan Dive,  American Pie and Gods of the Copybook Headings. Also available on iTunes, Google Music, Amazon Music and major digital distributors.


The Gods of the Copybook Headings

words by Rudyard Kipling and music by Elaine Diane Taylor

from the album Preparing for the Fall.

The copybooks of the early 1900s gave us all the wisdom we need. The sayings that were copied are the truths, the gods of our world. All the empires who followed the gods of the marketplace have fallen, and there’s terror and slaughter when the gods of the copybook headings return. The lyrics are by Rudyard Kipling. One of my gurus.

Another Week on Wall Street

words and music Elaine Diane Taylor

from the album Coins and Crowns.

A little grease (Greece) is floating out to sea, and little pigs (Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain) are bobbing up and down, they’ll send a storm and we’ll see, when the tide goes out who’s naked on the beach“. The world is changing as we know it.


Nothing on this site is intended as individual investment advice. We’re all watching which way the wind is blowing.


One thought on “3 Min. Gold News – Money and Mind

  1. Hello Diane, Hope things are good for you.
    This human fault of being inside a string of wins without reflection, is that successive disruptions eventually lead to a society so complex that it cannot stay cohesive enough, and then blows itself apart.
    A good many months ago I came to the conclusion it all has to break to get fixed. I wish this was not true. I agree with you, what you wrote is coming true. I think of Complexity Theory that Jim has talked about a good bit. When a Complex Sys Fails it fails completely. So few see and understand this at least that is my thinking and what I see many doing or not doing. I warn many but only a few take it serious. Oh so many don’t even have a back up for water source with a filter good enough to filter creek water. Few have stored food or bought real money. Glad to see you still writing. Keep shining your light the world needs us all now days. Take care Jimmy Mc


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