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Starving The Vampire Squids

by Trace Mayer, J.D. on November 12, 2009 · 28 comments

Reading time: 12 – 19 minutes

Bitcoin is the single most powerful tool you have to starve the vampire squid.

The world’s most powerful investment bank is a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money. – Matt Taibbi, “Inside the Great American Bubble Machine

The vampire squids of Wall Street and Washington DC are parasitic organisms and you are locked in mortal combat with them.  They desire to suck all the value they can from you and then toss your carcass aside.  As with most parasites they prefer subtle tactics that do not attract attention.

But now the spotlight is being directed towards them and individual humans are becoming increasingly aware of their status as human livestock to be feasted upon and slaughtered by these parasitic vampire squids.  Increasing numbers are declaring their independence from these nefarious parasites.  There are a few simple things you can do to defend yourselves from these repulsive psychopathic parasitic vampire squids and assert your sovereignty.


If an individual sustains life by eating low quality junk food then they are more susceptible to disease, cancer, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, inflammation and a host of other health problems.  A few small changes in one’s physical diet can have a tremendous effect on one’s health and general feeling wellbeing.

So likewise your time and attention is extremely valuable.  Most Americans watch 5-10 hours of television per week.  A significant problem with television and corporate media is the degree of misinformation and subliminal programming.

A subliminal message is a signal or message embedded in another medium, designed to pass below the normal limits of the human mind’s perception. These messages are unrecognizable by the conscious mind, but in certain situations can affect the subconscious mind and can negatively or positively influence subsequent later thoughts, behaviors, actions, attitudes, belief systems and value systems.

Because of the consensual nature of watching television you let your intellectual guard down and are more susceptible to the lies, misinformation and subtle tactics of programming that are engaged in by the archaic media.  In most cases, their corporate profits are in a direct conflict of interest to your happiness.  A blatant example would be the tobacco industry.

By removing TV and corporate media from your daily information diet you can reallocate a large amount of your time to more productive uses, start a new hobby, develop additional skills or a host of other things.  By purifying your information diet and purging the toxic and harmful influences the probability for having a happier and more fulfilled life increases.  As many people have been doing this the newspapers have been evaporating at rapid speeds.


Banks, brokerages, insurance companies, cable operators, credit card issuers, etc. are almost completely corrupt.  You cannot afford to have contact or business relationships with this infestation of parasitic vampire squids.  You cannot afford to allow these liars, thieves and murders to handle your money and data.

Whenever you do business or transact with a corporation who has access to your data then your privacy is greatly diminished or removed through the use of transactional databases.  Because of the highly invasive nature of these tools I think it is extremely important that you think seriously about who you reveal data to and who you will allow to access your data.

Dr. Colin Ross, a psychologist with CCHR International, a mental health watchdog, reveals findings from 15,000+ pages of documents disclosed under the Freedom Of Information Act in his book Military Mind Control about inhumane treatment by psychologists employed by the CIA and major pharmaceutical companies such as Eli Lilly which first manufactured LSD under government contract.

Although there are some laws in place regarding privacy we see how well the traitorous vampire squids of Washington DC behave when executing their oath to ‘preserve, protect and defend the Constitution’.  So assume there is no privacy and work actively to protect it and learn how to vanish.

If you really want to cause some serious damage to the State then start using Bitcoin as much as possible.


The Information Age has seen radical changes in how information is distributed. First, postal services were rapidly replaced by email for transferring messages. Second, open-source software like WordPress, which powers RunToGold, CNN and most blogs, led to the replacement of newspapers, magazines and books for transferring ideas. Third, instead of using the television or radio we have seen the rise of podcasts, sites like YouTube and tools like BitTorrent changed the way of transferring media content.

Finally, the heroic cypherpunks have provided us with a tool for the transferring of value. No longer do we need to use barbarous relics like Federal Reserve Notes, Euros, Yen, gold, silver, stones, seashells or cigarettes. There is an alternative to the state-issued fiat currencies. Sell the common stocks of governments and buy the common stock of the crypto-anarcho-capitalists. A new nation, with a foundation in math, is rising. A nation where violence is rendered inert because no amount of violence will solve a math problem. Vote with your money!

Often, Lew Rockwell has referred to the Federal Reserve as the heart of the State. This is because of its ability to engage in confiscation through inflation which is a form of taxation without representation. If the Federal Reserve note is the blood, the Federal Reserve is the heart then banks, credit cards and Paypal would be the veins of transferring value.

Bitcoin is a poisoned dart aimed with perfect precision at the heart of the State. Bitcoin is both the blood and the veins thus becoming highly censorship resistant.

The most powerful tool you have to starve the vampire squid is Bitcoin, a decentralized peer-to-peer cryptocurrency. If you really want to cause some serious damage to the State then start using Bitcoin as much as possible. Starve the banks of cash balances, their oxygen, by moving that capital into bitcoins. Starve the credit card companies of their billion in transaction fees. To encourage merchants to accept bitcoins then you can boycott them just like I have boycotted Stratfor for failing to accept Bitcoin.

For more complicated tactics you may consider using strategies from The How To Vanish Mini-Guide To Financial Privacy coupled with A Lawyer’s Take On Bitcoin And Taxes complete with over 100 legal citations to cases, statutes, regulations, etc. and both only available with payment via bitcoins.

A sound money system must, like freedom, bubble up from the people. If you want it then come and claim it. So stop your whining, stop your moaning, stop your complaining and start doing. Hit them where it will hurt the most. Start starving the vampire squids of revenue, sales, transaction fees and capital. This is how you can inflict some serious financial harm on these nefarious bastards.

To drastically shorten your learning curve with Bitcoin I have put together a free guide: A Beginner’s Guide To Bitcoin and Bitcoin Services.


The traitorous vampire squids strut around in their costumes extorting your hard earned wealth while they regularly flaunt the law and like Tim ‘tax cheat’ Geithner they willingly evade the taxes levied on themselves.  Of course, there is a massive industry that derives revenue from involuntary incarceration.  Your freedom is in conflict with their profits.  This is a reason why America has the highest documented incarceration rate in the world with over 7.2 million adults on probation, parole or in either jail or prison.

While Americans like to sing that they are the ‘land of the free’ it is really the home of the incarcerated.  To avoid being engulfed by this massive police state you should be properly trained on how to interact with the psychologically damaged and intellectually retarded criminal gangs that masquerade in costumes as peace officers.

For example, in 1999 in Jordan v. City of New London Robert Jordan of Waterford, CT, a corrections officer, received worldwide attention when his application to the New London, CT Police Department was rejected on the grounds that candidates scoring too high on intelligence tests become bored with police work and often quit. Jordan scored a 33 on the Wonderlic intelligence test, a feat equivalent to having an Intelligence Quotient (IQ) of 125. New London’s policy is limited to interviewing candidates with scores between 20 and 27.

Consequently, it is extremely wise when one is unjustifiably subject to these presidents, kings, rulers or magistrates to be impeccably compliant with their extortions and threats.  This compliance is recommended not because of some faux moral duty like Hitler’s perverted interpretation of Romans 13 but instead because if a robber sticks a loaded gun to your head and says ‘Your wallet or your life.’ then it is usually a better outcome to lose only your wallet.

But make no mistake; the robber’s demand is immoral and therefore you are under no moral duty to obey and under most state’s self-defense statutes you would be justified in using lethal force against the aggressor.  America is the largest police state in the history of the world with highly complex rules and very little privacy protection.  Therefore it is wise to never violate the various gang rules.


We live in economic warfare and as with any game there is a goal:  equity and control.

Most people underinvest in their health and knowledge with poor physical and information diets.  With malnourished human intellectual capital it is very difficult to be successful.  To reposition your assets you will need your health, knowledge, intelligence and the ability to think and act.

We currently live in an illusory economy but because The Great Credit Contraction has begun we are transitioning to a real economy where individuals want hard assets.  The Chinese are on hunting trips for real assets.  They are exchanging their illusory Federal Reserve Note for farmland, oil, gas, water, etc.  So it is wise to shift out of financial assets and into tangible assets or securities that have solid economics behind them.


The trend is your friend.  The vampire squids of Wall Street, with shills like Jim Cramer, attempt to goad you into playing follow the vampire squid.  This results in a lot of people being so busy trading they are unable to fundamentally analyze what they own.  The more fractionalized your mind is from rabid trading the easier it is for the vampire squids to harvest you.

Precious metals are in a long-term secular bull market and fiat currencies are in a long-term secular bear market.  Certificates of confiscation will evaporate your wealth.  High quality farmland, food and clean water are becoming increasingly scarce and important.  Jim Rogers analyzes and discusses the reasons in Hot Commodities.  The old saying is, ‘The trend is your friend’.


Sure, you can buy gold hoping to make a profit or even protect your purchasing power.  There are plenty of objective reasons for doing so.   For example, those who followed the advice on RunToGold would have significantly more purchasing power given platinum has risen from $1,118 to $1,375.  So likewise the analysis has been provided with silver’s slight backwardation and the fundatmentals for buying platinum.

But there are more important reasons for buying the precious metals.  When you own the monetary metals you own sovereign wealth.  In effect, you have declared independence and are fighting all the central banks and vampire squids in the world.

There are two ways to fight a revolution and assert your sovereignty against immoral criminal gangs costumed in government regalia:  guns and currency.  The use of fiat currency allows for confiscation through inflation which is a form of taxation without representation and without due process of law.

Are you upset about Congress passing the health car bill?  Does the cash for clunkers program of destroying working vehicles annoy you?  What about privatizing the gains and socializing the losses to the tune of trillions of dollars that is used to bailout the vampire squids of Wall Street?  Does the closed-source software and the murky voting process cause you to doubt the veracity of the political system?

One method of peaceful protest is buying gold or some other commodity currency such as silver or platinum.  Doing so is a vote of no confidence in the current system.

As a peacemaker I hate to observe the other method which involves violence and will only result in undesirable consequences and darker days.  There is a big difference between starving parasitic vampire squids and terminating them.  We all know the golden rule : He who has the gold makes the rules. One of the reasons the vampire squids are able to harvest the American people so efficiently is because the American people have no gold.

As Mark Dice found out they would not even buy a 1 ounce gold coin for $50!  Perhaps that is the most bullish aspect of this secular bull market in the precious metals.


Parasitic vampire squids are swarming around trying to harvest both the wealth you produce and you.  To protect yourself take control of your information diet, cease relationships with corrupt people and institutions, maintain impeccable compliance with the arbitrary rules and regulations of the costumed criminal gangs, understand the long-term trends, reposition your assets, implement provident living principles in your ordinary daily activities, and establish your independence from these parasitic vampire squids. Begin using Bitcoin as much as possible. Declare your independence!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Trace Mayer, J.D., author of The Great Credit Contraction holds a degree in Accounting, a law degree and studies the Austrian school of economics. He works as an entrepreneur, investor, journalist and monetary scientist. Follow him on Twitter. This is merely one article of 242 by .
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1 Steve November 12, 2009 at 3:20 pm


If I disassociate myself with the cable company, how will I be able to read your insightful newsletters?


2 Trace Mayer, J.D. November 12, 2009 at 4:32 pm

That is a great question Steve!

I know I only get Internet service. No landline telephone, no cable,or any of the other services.

As with our privacy I suppose we have to determine the level of compromise we are willing to make. Sure, I could be completely private living in the Amazon but that is not really the lifestyle for me. But I think you understand the principle of becoming aware of how much you are feeding the parasitic vampire squids and cutting back where possible.

3 Debra November 12, 2009 at 4:34 pm

Hi Trace. I’m enjoying your emails very much, but am never able to view your videos. It seems they flash on my screen for only a second and then are gone. Do I need some special software to hold them on my screen and then to be able to view them? Please advise.

Thank you,

4 Trace Mayer, J.D. November 12, 2009 at 4:44 pm

Thanks Debra. I am not sure what the exact problem may be as I do not know what type of machine, operating system, etc. you are using. The software should be compatible with about 99% of visitors. It is used by all types of major sites like The New York Times, BBC, Washington Post, etc. I love how it turns the blog almost ‘3D’ with being able to drill down into information.

Here are a few suggestions: (1) get the latest version of Firefox, (2) make sure popups are allowed from RunToGold.com and (3) otherwise ‘whitelist’ the site.

5 Kurt Hofmeister November 12, 2009 at 10:09 pm

Dear Mr. Mayer,
As always, you are right on! Waving the American flag, and singing our national anthem pulls at our heart strings, but really we are the “Land of the Sheep”. The millions being controlled by the laughing few.
Although your “Third Guy” video was quite entertaining, I’m upset with you because I can’t get that music out of my head!!!
Thank you, and Please keep up the good work.

6 Tamahome Jenkins November 13, 2009 at 1:11 pm

I have no formal training in finance, and I told my friends and family to invest in gold back in 2006, when it was relatively cheap. My reasoning was the same as yours: when it all comes crashing down, and people realize what a hoax this “capitalist” system is, real commodities will be the last man standing. Keep up the good work!

7 MagicHandPuppet November 13, 2009 at 8:32 pm


I have been reading your articles for a few months now and I must say, this is My Favorite! Thank you for constantly reminding me that there are still sane people in an insane world while teaching me things from time to time I didn’t know before. Please keep ’em coming!!!

-the magic hand puppet

8 Dynasty Web November 14, 2009 at 8:28 pm

A lot of people don’t realize that they are working everyday just to pay the government their paychecks for almost half a year before they get to keep some of the money they actually make. Your biggest expense is your taxes, not your house – the mortgage companies really own your house and let you believe you own it. The banks are the biggest legalize thugs of the century and they make you work everyday at a job you don’t like and give them money to house you will never own and make you pay 300% interest on the mortgage loan amount if you make it to 30 years of paying it.
Everything is twisted, and people are so programmed to work for someone else, and they look at you funny when you step outside the box get out the rat race. I can go on and on, but I really do love the article.
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9 N.English Vinal January 12, 2010 at 4:57 pm

Outstanding article… I read it with great relish and commend you for your courage. Telling the facts these days can be high risk.

The excerpt below relative to owning gold, is without doubt one of the reasons that the beleagured “U.S. citizen” cannot “buy” any rights.. money talks and bulls**t walks..

However there is another reason that absolutely insures that the people in the “United States” are denied the rights that the constitution for the united States of America and the Bill of Rights offered.

The people have been seduced with dis/mis information and economically coerced to (seemingly) voluntarily waive the “rights”, both constitutional and un/in alienable, and exchange that birthright for the bowl of pottage called “benefits” from corporate government.

The law of commerce (U.C.C.) protects and provides the law to enforce “contracts”, and the very constitution that most people think provides them with protection from the abuse of governments, protects the “Right to Contract”.

The presumption of law is that they have voluntarily “contracted” to waive constitutional et al rights.

And underlying all the window dressing and flim-flam, and the continuous sleight of hand that takes place in the courts, is the foundational understanding on the part of the court and government that the U.S. citizen has “VIOLATED” the legally presumed existing contract. And /THAT is why the seeming loss of (non-existant – bartered away) rights happens consistantly.

N.English Vinal

“One of the reasons the vampire squids are able to harvest the American people so efficiently is because the American people have no gold.”

10 Cindy July 25, 2010 at 10:21 am

To add to the comment about T.V. controls-
I was out of the country for about a year without T.V., radio etc. When I returned I started watching T.V. in May 2008. Gardening one day, I realized a very strong chant-like mind message was going through my mind-over and over again. This started around August 2008.
Barrack Hussain Obama-Barrack Hussain Obama- over and over again in a musical chant. I was not interested in this man and early on decided not to vote for him because of his “masks” and superficiality. I placed the name of John McCain in my mind to see if I had a similar reaction and it was a blank.
Recently I met a man who suffered from a brain implant. What he told me sounded really crazy, but because he was a nice person I decided to google brain implant/secret. I was very careful about the source of the link I read. There is research and documented evidence that all he told me is true, plus, information on subliminal messaging by various governmental agencies.
Knowledge is power. if you can recognize and accept the truth, you can overcome the controls.

11 kate Mcleod August 13, 2010 at 10:41 am

Dear Trace: well, I got my answer after reading this. I have a little money at a cheap brokerage and have been debating whether to buy some silver stock. and I don’t think I will. Just the real stuff. Can’t trust Wall street for sure, Canadian exchange, don’t know, but am going to get busy closing bank accounts and credit cards.
Best regards, a good fan of disappearing.

12 Trace Mayer, J.D. August 14, 2010 at 9:55 pm

Hi Kate, Glad you found this helpful. Just a hint, you may want to keep the credit cards or bank accounts open just do not use them so long as there are no monthly maintenance fees or annual fees on the cards. Having untapped lines of credit is always handy and may help your FICO score, if you even care about it (I do not). Having extra bank accounts open is also helpful just in case you may need to use them in the future for whatever reason. So long as the amount in them is fairly immaterial, like $100, and so long as there are no maintenance fees then there is not much to lose and the deposits may actually be a loss for the bank (if they print and mail a statement each month …. which is not very green).

Where I really like to starve the vampire squid is with its media properties. For example, I have not had cable television in over a decade. Also, Newsweek, the entire company, just sold for $1. So, I would look for ways to starve the vampire squid of your time, attention and then money. Likely you will be happier also if you are not being programmed by their programming.

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