Outside of the human imagination - can you point to any other example of money in reality. You may think this an insane distinction - but it is the real nature of money.
As such you really are on a different planet.
I'm not stuck in the gold standard actually I'm stuck in fiat. If money is an idea, base it on a fixed weight of something that you can store, exchange, transport, save, and has historical value. Gold is such a thing. It's got the longest history of any other form of money on the planet and it's never gone to zero. Nothing is perfect. Jesus Christ isn't coming with the magic fiat formula. Everything goes up and down and everything always will. I will continue asking for better alternatives to our current monetary policy and deferring to our historical solution for the lack of better alternatives that cannot match gold's combination of attributes to serve as a basis of money. I'm not trying to save the planet from every theoretical characteristic of money you can think of on this discussion; I'm just trying to stabilize the dollar. It's about more than ending the Fed, it's about ending the printing presses whether they're in the Congress's basement and thus closer to the people (and the Constitution) or in some secret bank that most Americans are completely naive and unwittingly complicit towards. Whether we think money is an idea or not doesn't change that. More QE and dumping money all over banks who are going to buy these hard assets up instead of lend it out to borrowers while you guys assure me that buying hard assets is not intelligent in a market where hard assets are going to the moon just doesn't seem to be accomplishing much here. Because a medium of exchange is an idea (as if the value of everything isn't?) that's a good reason in and of itself to base it on something real. Gold is real. I know that's shocking to you. I know that a modified fiat system would be a lot easier to swallow for you. But I'm too naive to believe in the promises of government. I would rather base my money on something that government can't print and no government can monopolize.