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Robert Kiyosaki interview on the Economy, War, Debt, & A.D. 2016 Crash

19 Jul

[courtesy Google Images]

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The following video offers an unorthodox and surprising interview.  Robert Kiyosaki (author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad) laughs, jokes and smirks, but he makes some brilliant points.

I disagree with him in some regards.  Although he admits that the current political and economic system is corrupt, he doesn’t mind making money off that system.  He seems to see making money as purely a matter of pragmatic self-interest.  He exploits the existing system and, in a sense, even celebrates that system despite its corruption.

I’ve never read Rich Dad, Poor Dad, but I understand it to be Kiyosaki’s story of growing up with a father and step-father.  One was rich; the other poor.  I don’t know that the “rich dad” was a moral or immoral man.  I don’t know if the “poor dad” was moral or immoral.  It would suit my argument if the “rich dad” was amoral or immoral while the “poor dad” tended to be more “moral”.  But I don’t know that those stereotypes are true in relation to Kiyosaki’s two “dads”.

Nevertheless, having seen the following video, I will speculate that early in life, Kiyosaki compared his “rich dad” to his “poor dad” and determined that, no matter what, he didn’t want to be poor.  Therefore, Kiyosaki learned to emulate his “rich dad”–quite possibly without regard to “rich dad’s” morality.  I’m guessing that Kiyosaki decided to get rich without any inhibitions from questions of morality.  If his “poor dad” tended to be moral, so what?–he was still poor, wasn’t he?

His reluctance to make moral judgments may even explain why he laughs and jokes so much about getting rich.  I’m only guessing, but his video implies that, for him, making money is merely a joke because jokes don’t include any serious moral implications.  Conversely, if there are any serious moral considerations involved in getting rich, perhaps they can be avoided or at least concealed if we can tell enough jokes.

 

In any case, Kiyosaki doesn’t seem to be put off by the existing system’s fundamental immorality.  Which is probably part of the reason why he’s rich.

I, too, perceive the existing system is fundamentally corrupt, deceptive and unjust.  But seeing that system as fundamentally immoral and therefore, I see that system as something to be avoided as much as possible.  Prosperity isn’t enough of a reason for me to shake hands with the Devil or even with one of the Devil’s check-out clerks..  Which may be a part of the reason why I do not live a prosperous lifestyle.

Even so, despite my discomfort with what I perceive as Mr. Kiyosaki’s tendency to amorality and possible lack of spirituality, I have to admit that he offers some profound insights as to how the modern world actually (as opposed to ideally) works.  At least, how it works for now.

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16 responses to “Robert Kiyosaki interview on the Economy, War, Debt, & A.D. 2016 Crash

  1. Joseph LAmarca

    July 20, 2015 at 12:32 AM

    You can buy gold or silver You can sell it also but You can’t eat it same as investing in what ???? If you plant a hundred dollar bill , You can water it all You want it will not germinate and grow into a money tree . So read the U S Constitution mr sokomoto We The People do not need a military at all they are the true free loaders of America .

    Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2015 01:58:46 +0000 To: josephlamarca@hotmail.com

     
    • raymond pinsonneault

      July 20, 2015 at 11:02 AM

      I agree…free loaders indeed, not the soldier, but the military complex & friends itself ..True, we do not need a military for defense but we people could surely use all their resources & equipment for our own protection from our government as well as building better roads & infrastructure throughout the country while incrementally abolishing the entire system as we know it. Shame, shame media tycoons you are responsible … selling us war machines like you sell viagra, exlax, toothpaste & bomb shelters ….

       
  2. raymond pinsonneault

    July 20, 2015 at 10:27 AM

    If this reported chinese crash is true ask yourself why & which exchange is most affected …. what if this CRASH is planned … could it be the sacrificial lamb prerequisite to collapsing the US dollar & existing IMF strategy … China is building canals and laying optic cables in south & central america instead of preventing it as the US has been doing for years …. Wonder why?

     
  3. Roger

    July 20, 2015 at 4:32 PM

    “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

    – Edmund Burke

     
    • Henry

      July 20, 2015 at 5:43 PM

      Hence the constant marketing campaign by evil media (both mainstream and astroturf) to sell good men 101 flavors of nonparticipation in the body politic.

       
    • Mark Twang

      July 21, 2015 at 8:50 PM

      Roger,
      @ The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

      How can any “good man” not do anything? Any MAN called good,but sits back & does not do anything, is “good for nothing”.

       
  4. dog-move

    July 21, 2015 at 12:58 PM

    It is very possible that the Chinese Stock Indexes are the preverbial “canary in the coal mine”.
    China is the manufacturer for the global economy, and as the global economy weakens the need for finished tade goods is lessened, therefore an adjustment to the downside in the say, CHN, PEK, and the $SSEC. If the downside trend rollover in the global equity bourses has commenced, it would seem logical to look for leading indicators supporting this thesis, ie. China. Look at the Transport Indexes and the Baltic Dry Index, all are “Bells and Whistles'”indicating a weakening economic backdrop underway!
    This is not a bad thing really. Most market players are not in harmony with the trend. One must be in harmony with the trend. The markets are poised for a spectacular lowside expansion, the trend is your friend, remember.
    The planet has 6 billion+ people, what if 6 billion people decided to be in harmony with the underlying trend. Can that force be manipulated? Can man manipulate the rising and the setting sun with derivatives? CYCLES are CYCLES and will assert themselves, this cannot be manipulated.

     
    • Mark Twang

      July 25, 2015 at 7:43 PM

      @ The planet has 6 billion+ people, what if 6 billion people decided to be in harmony with the underlying trend. Can that force be manipulated?

      It’s practically impossible to get TWO people to agree on anything. How ANYONE can come up with a thought like you did is mind boggling!!!

       
      • Adask

        July 25, 2015 at 8:16 PM

        It’s only “practically impossible to get TWO people to agree on anything” if YOU are one of the TWO people.

         
  5. Mark Twang

    July 22, 2015 at 7:49 PM

    dog-move,Howdy Pardner,
    @ China, & CHN, PEK,
    Yeah, it’s that Yin v.Yang, aka, Ying v. Yang thang. :-) D

     
  6. timmy

    July 25, 2015 at 6:20 PM

    The original Rich Dad book is quite good in some respects, i.e. it explains the difference between real assets and what are only liabilities. Most Americans obviously are oblivious to this. It also promotes self reliance and multiple streams of income. It shows how to manage cash-flow more intelligently than 90% of people do. In that sense, it is a useful book.

     
  7. Mark Twang

    July 26, 2015 at 2:55 AM

    @ It’s only “practically impossible to get TWO people to agree on anything” if YOU are one of the TWO people.
    I get that, AND, I agree. :-)

     
    • Mark Twang

      July 26, 2015 at 2:57 AM

      P.S.
      What’s mine is yours & what’s yours is YOURS. I get that 2. : -) D

       

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