I hear comments all the time about how lead is and will be the most precious of all metals. Yes, it sounds funny, comical. Although word to the wise, don’t laugh to hard or be to arrogant or high-handed because there are millions of people like the man in the article below. This article was written 5 years ago yet I’m sure it is still relevant for today and tomorrow. Gold, silver, lead.
…Everyone these days is trying to get you to convert your paper money into precious metals. It’s more stable during unsure economic times. In fact, when the dollar goes down, gold and silver go up!
Well, I suppose all that’s true, but in harsh economic times, when gold and silver are so desirable, ordinary, commoners like myself just can’t afford to buy precious metals. The only way I’ll be getting any gold is if I pan it from a stream bed myself. Silver? Well, I can afford a little of that. I was speaking at the New Hampshire Liberty Forum last weekend and a man was selling half ounce and one ounce silver coins. I bought four of them and it broke me. But, at least I have them in case… well, whatever. They make a nice clinking sound in my pocket, and the shine entertains weak-minded individuals like me. It’s a distraction from troubled times.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not dirt-talking gold and silver. In fact, I’d love to have more of it. It’s just not in the cards for me right now. However, there is a third precious metal that I can afford. It’s called “lead”!
That’s right, it’s the precious metal that increases in value when crime goes up and when tyrannical governments threaten freedom’s flame. Lead is tried and true. For two-hundred and thirty-five years, Americans have been including lead in their financial portfolios, and with great success I might add. It’s the precious metal for rich and poor alike, and its value never reaches zero! In fact, I’m carrying several troy ounces of lead on my person right now. Who needs American Express. “Lead! Don’t leave home without it!” I believe that lead is so valuable these days that I’ve got hundreds of pounds of it in my financial portfolio at home. I’ve got rifle lead in .22, 5.56 and .223 calibers. I’ve got pistol lead in just about every conceivable shape and size, and last, but certainly not least, I’ve got enough shotgun lead to blow away even the most enthusiastic of precious metal speculators. Yes, I’m a very blessed man.
I’ll never argue that gold and silver aren’t good. When times get rough and the dollar goes down, they’ll help you feed your family. But unless you’re surrounded by werewolves, they don’t make very good bullets!
Lead is the most useful of all precious metals, simply because it’s the only thing that stands between you and the wolves. When that armed robber sticks a knife in your face and demands your gold, I say give him lead! In the unfortunate event that our own leaders try to enslave us; if they try to steal our lead; if they go door-to-door in an attempt to rob us of our precious metal wealth, I say give it to them! Don’t be selfish! Give them all of it. Then reload and give them some more. And lead is for women too. When that rapist knocks you down, bent on doing you harm, give him the mother of all cold showers, compliments of … you guessed it! Lead! Of all precious metals, lead is the only one that becomes more valuable when it’s time to give it away.
Okay, by now some of you are thinking “He’s silly. He’s daft. He’s out of his mind!” I don’t think so. Truth is, even though I’m making light of a very serious situation, I’m also making a lot of sense.
I just finished watching a documentary called “After Armageddon” put out by the History Channel. (One of the experts they interviewed was Michael Bane who is speaking at the Second Amendment March.) In the documentary, they follow one family as they flee a pandemic-infested Los Angeles on their way to safety in Idaho. The one constant in the triad of precious metals that consistently outperformed all others was lead. Anyone who had it was elevated head and shoulders above the pack. And if you didn’t have it, you were simply a sheep, and sheep during chaotic social unrest are good for one purpose and one purpose only: to be killed and have their parts processed into something useful by predators. Gold can be stolen. Silver can be stripped away. But lead? Lead can’t be taken without a fight. I guess you could say that “lead is the one metal that protects all others”….