“The markets can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent.” – John Maynard Keynes
Tide detergent is being stolen off market shelves in near epidemic proportions. But, why the sudden interest in stealing laundry detergent? Tide has been around for 60 years! Mainstream media will pass it off as merely another segment of society that’s simply “gone wild.” Not as sexy as girls gone wild, but Tide is liquid gold for thieves. However, the stark reality is that when the Federal Reserve is printing money backed by nothing, people will always find a way to fill a void. Awash in a sea of debt, Tide has become the temporary cleansing currency in an economic undercurrent of discontent – and necessity.
The Fed and Ben Bernanke won’t come clean on their printing scheme. Eventually, the scrofulous dollar will be hung out to dry. And the tide that’s washed in, like a growing Tsunami, is one the Fed probably never realized would expose their dirty laundry. Tide detergent as a competing currency? You’ve got to be kidding! How could anyone much less the stone faced Bernanke, aka the fresh prince of hot air, see this one coming? Here’s why Tide, with its bright orange and attracting logo, is in such demand with sticky fingered aficionados .
People are stealing Tide detergent and trading it for other things. That simple. Thus, it has become a currency. The fascinating part is that Tide is actually being accepted in trade for other things. Now, no doubt that some of those “other things” are illegal, like drugs. But apparently the exchanges continue without anyone stopping to clean up their act. Criminals are filling a void, with Tide, between the magnificent ease of the Federal Reserve’s printing presses and the actual mining of precious metals like gold and silver, which requires a lot of hard work. People can’t just go out and make Tide any more easily than they can mine gold or silver. And when people try to counterfeit money, the result is a stripped set of pajamas for a very long time. Viola! Tide to the rescue. Like gold and silver, Tide has an intrinsic value and a long shelf life. Not as long as gold or silver, but hey this is the internet age where everything moves at internet speed. And, if you choose, you can always wash your clothes. No longer do you have to be taken to the cleaners, or be tied down with the Federal Reserve’s answer to everything, which is to print more money. The video below summarizes the rising tide in Tide:
Tide is just the latest wave of creative money laundering. People continue to trade food stamps for other goods and bartering is as old as man’s imagination. The coal mining companies, as recently as the 1970′s and 1980′s had to deal with employees who spent entire paychecks at the company stores, only to go out and sell the gun, or some other merchandise they just bought, for cash. Incredible, but true.
Although Ben Bernanke and the Federal Reserve have tried to tarnish precious metals, vis-a-vis Bernanke’s “gold is not money” comment and printing into infinity, how can they find fault with Tide? The fact is the Federal Reserve and the Prince of Financial Darkness, Ben Bernanke, have stained the American financial system so badly, that perhaps only an unwavering tide of cleansing the rotten system and permanently separating from central banking will save the Republic. Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson would agree. There may be something to this Tide. . . and cleanliness being next to godliness.
In the meantime, one can only imagine in a world where everyone doesn’t become insolvent and one without Ben Bernanke and the Federal Reserve, how Cuba Gooding Jr. and Tom Cruise might have sounded in the movie Jerry McGuire, saying instead, “Show me the Tide! Show me the Tide!