Mark Dice, an author and critic of the current state of affairs, likes to depict what he calls the ignorance of Americans. His latest video shows him giving local residents the option of receiving a free $5 Federal Reserve Note or a free Silver Dollar.
The 4:08 YouTube video has Mark Dice asking multiple people what they would prefer. Most of the Oceanside, California residents chose the $5 bill because they believed it was worth more than the Silver Dollar, which is trading around the $30 mark. Other reasons included that the banknote was lighter than the Silver Dollar.
Several individuals simply refused to accept the free $5 bill or the free Silver Dollar, citing that they own too many $5 bills.
“These people just don’t even want free money,” said Dice. “They’re that scared, skeptical and stand offish of talking with another human being.”
At the end of the video, someone finally accepted Dice’s offer. The young lady took the $5 bill instead of the Silver bullion coin, which actually relieved Dice because then he would have been out a Silver coin.
The video was published Monday and has generated 305 views with 178 likes and five dislikes.
Dice has published these types of videos over the years. Earlier this month, he offered people a free one ounce Canadian Maple Leaf gold coin if they could guess the price within a 25 percent to 50 percent range. Similar to this video, the people were unaware of the real value of gold.