I believe anytime someone speaks up about the U.S. govt performing illegal activities against it's people, it's a very, very, good, thing. In fact depending on what the information offered up is concerning, the informant could very well be considered a HERO!!!
But in Mr. Snowden's case the call for him being knighted a HERO may not be justified here (Yet, Maybe?). First, doesn't the majority of America already know the govt has been spying on them? Isn't that, among many other things, what the Patriot Act is all about? Second, if Mr Snowden was privy to classified information then why not tell us about (among many, many, many, other serious issues) some information the gov't refuses to share with us and we don't really know about, like what is their "actual" role in Syria right now, and 9/11 for example?
I read on here that a member's uncle once told him that the game you're viewing is never the real game. Another words the govt may very well be behind the whole thing. One thing is for certain, the devils that control the U.S. govt are guilty of endlessly working to alienate the people from their "alleged" govt, strengthening division among the populace, while discrediting and degrading America as a whole!
So, is he a hero or a traitor guilty of espionage? I know one thing for certain, the only party guilty of espionage is the U.S. govt and the 535 members of its congress who are paid handsomely to insure the gov't "NEVER" represents We The People of America!!!!
The Two Most Important Days In Your Life Are The Day You Were Born, And The Day You Discover Why You Were Born!!!!!!
Thanks to The Rockefeller Foundation for providing the most debilitiating institution this world will ever know, the U.S. gov't school system introduced here and abroad at the turn of the last century modeled after old Prussian, Germany's socialist system designed to mold and control societies, our desire for predictable and safe pleasures keeps us in a few irreconcilable cycles of self-destruction:
1) Life loses its mystery. Inspiration is replaced by jaded and cynical thoughts that cripple the imagination, our prime survival tool (not to mention a great deal of fun!)
2) Because we lack inspiration, we lose the inability to process lows. Depression and sadness hit harder and its effects are felt longer. Those around us cannot help us, because they are just as confused about the constant pressure to feel happy and satisfied.
3) Survival itself loses meaning. We turn to thoughts of past, future and alternative lives not our own, and focus on finding justification and survivalist meaning in our addictions, no matter how self-destructive.
In exchange for this living hell, we give all our life force, energy and spare time (not spent indulging in our addictions) to the support of the system which provides them. In this case, that system is a series of gangs defining and maintaining distinct "nationhoods" – actually an artificial mockery of true nations – each comprised of a culturally engineered and tested set of addictive substances, services and "news events" to ensure that none of us escapes the "World Dynamics" model and the collective high we experience as "life."
Depression is a fact of life. Severe depression for most of us, that are not inflicted with a "mood and psychiatric serious medical disorder, is a state of mind that doesn't require pharmaceuticals to discover the solution to it.. Snap out of the trance, stay away from alcohol and drugs. a toxic diet, don't live near a power plant, get rid of cell phone, don't take on more responsibility than you can handle (too many children- unnecessary debt, etc) and do everything in your power to gain as much control as possible of your depression & your destiny. You may be the only one capable of helping you!
Hurry up and figure it out before you allow it to become a medical issue, and pass it on to your children and friends!
IT'S ALL ABOUT LOVE!!!!!!!
The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.
In Fact Apply That Logic To Everything You Put In Your Brain & Your Body!
Who You Are When (You Think) Nobody's Looking!
It's The Passion & Will (To Win) That Drives You To Pursue Everything Physically Possible To Be The Very Best!
Quite Simply, The Quality Of A Man's Life Is In Direct Proportion To His Committment To Excellence, regardless Of His Endeavor!
I am "anti" evil, corruption, greed, murder, robbery, rape,etc. I believe in teaching people to be totally self sustainable and to defend themselves!
If the faithful Jewish people targeted by the cowardly, spineless, nazi regime were taught by their religion how to defend themselves to the death they wouldn't have only prayed for help from their GOD, turned the other cheek, and begged for their lives while walkiing like a herd of ignorant sheep to their deaths. Instead they would have haulted the holocaust in its evil tracks sparing millions of good peoples lives!
Depending on whose translation of the Bible you read it is written that they were being punished by GOD for disobeying him? It has been stated that certain members of a Zionist organization conspired to have the Jews murdered in order to gain the country of Israel? It doesn't get more brutal than that, does it?!
Written by Michael Pirsch
”There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.” -Warren Buffett to The New York Times, November 26, 2006
There is overwhelming evidence that we are entering the final chapter of class warfare in the US. Today, in the “public arena,” it is forbidden to say class warfare, and many citizens do not regard themselves as working class. The assault on language comes compliments of the propaganda apparatus, which includes: public relations, marketing, corporate media and the entertainment industry, universities, think tanks and so on. Its purpose is to distract our attention from serious matters so we can focus on trivial matters – usually involving consuming. Edward Bernays, the founder of the modern propaganda industry, described the process:
Those who manipulate the unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government. We are governed, our minds molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested largely by men we have never heard of … in almost every act of our lives whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires that control the public mind.
In addition to inventing the propaganda model still in use today, Bernays’ model created support for World War I, first in England and then in the US, calling the war to save Morgan’s billions the war for “making the world safe for democracy.”
We have been overwhelmed by the propaganda apparatus to the point that it controls our thought processes, causing us to become relentless shoppers, even against our own interests. It controls our thinking in the public sphere so that we support the wealthy elite, even against our own interests. Far too many of us have been rendered thoughtless and clueless as to what it means to live in a democratic society. It is not democracy because the government says it is; it is democracy when the masses are informed and act through their delegates to develop policy that promotes the general welfare. Today there are two sovereign nations that exhibit more democratic tendencies than all others: Venezuela and Bolivia. Because of their efforts to build democracy, both sovereign nations have been under attack by the US. In Venezuela, the US sponsored a coup in 2002. In Bolivia, the US government has sponsored a secessionist movement made up of the wealthy elite, whose tactics includes murder of government supporters. The Bolivian government expelled the US ambassador for his role in the destabilization attempt. Both Venezuela and Bolivia have adopted new constitutions which were the result of a process that involved all citizens and especially both countries’ indigenous populations, who were previously completely excluded from any role in government. Both countries have improved access to their medical systems, increased literacy and established local spaces where democracy can be practiced. This shift causes the US empire considerable distress, because the empire fears the spread of real democracy more than anything else.
An essential element in a democracy is the development of a critical consciousness that allows us to resist succumbing to the siren call of the propaganda apparatus. Hugo Chavez, in a 2003 interview, spoke of the need to develop critical thinking:
It seems to be part of a larger social defect in the US – that’s a society that should really develop some kind of response to the intellectual battering that seems to take place daily. I sincerely hope that one day the US public will develop some kind of critical consciousness, that they will remove the veil from their eyes and see the media powers for what they are. No part of the human community can live entirely on its own planet with its own laws of motion and cut off from the rest of humanity. They must be critical, and make it their personal responsibility to humanity and morality to discover the truth.
Eduardo Galeano, well-known Latin American author and critical thinker, continued in the same vein:
Never have so many been held incommunicado by so few. More and more have the right to hear and see, but fewer and fewer have the privilege of informing, giving their opinion and creating. The dictatorship of the single word and the single image, much more devastating than that of the single party, is imposing a life whose exemplary citizen is a docile consumer and passive spectator. Never before have so few fooled so many.
What better time than now for the wealthy elite to crush any chance of developing any critical thought. A substantial majority in the US have been so overwhelmed by the consumer/celebrity culture that distracts from the real situation that they are now fearful of harboring a critical thought, let alone speaking critically about the surrender of democracy to the wealthy elite. No matter what outrage the wealthy elite throws at us all, every indicator suggests there would be little, if any, resistance to that outrage. In fact, now is the best time for the wealthy elite to finally win the war and put into action all the highly repressive measures passed by Congress this decade. The repression already authorized, if put into full effect, would make the US a recognizably totalitarian state.
The goal of winning the war is to control all of the wealth and all of the people in the US and in the rest of the world, including, of course, governments. This victory is being accomplished by the combination of the financial services and military-related industries, which, in addition to lobbying for the continuation of several wars in the Middle East (Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Palestine, Iran, etcetera) is now also engaged in stealing government benefits from the citizens of Ireland, Spain, Greece, Latvia, England, France and the US. All governments are cooperating with the market (primarily Wall Street and London banks) by terminating long-running programs designed to promote the general welfare. The stolen money is being given by the governments to Wall Street and its felonious partners in European banks – however, large, passionate demonstrations and massive student and worker strikes mark the reaction in Europe.
Our time is coming. Soon, Congress will once again deliver more tax cuts to the wealthiest people on the planet, at a time when perhaps more than 60 percent of the American people is at severe economic risk. This time also marks the beginning of the process of ending Social Security and replacing it with mandated contributions to Wall Street, which – for a fee, and with no guaranteed return – manage individual workers’ retirement accounts. Wall Street’s management of what used to be Social Security will – through commissions and other fees that are not a cost in the present Social Security system – reap an obscene amount of money, maybe in the hundreds of billions annually.
In addition to depriving the federal budget of the income necessary to provide the most basic services by eliminating taxes for the wealthy elite, we have committed ourselves to conducting “endless war” wherever and whenever it suits the wealthy elite’s purpose. The combination of tax cuts and funding for the endless wars during a “jobless” recovery ensures we will have a citizenry best described as desperate and clueless. The “endless” war is one of the greatest frauds perpetrated upon the citizens of the US. A failed trillion dollar intelligence and defense system results in 9/11; then, lies are perpetrated by the president, the Congress, the military and the intelligence apparatus; those lies are, in turn, supported enthusiastically by the propaganda apparatus, and we commit international war crimes by invading Iraq and Afghanistan. The US’s empirical bullying has made the world much more dangerous, not safer. The more we terrorize people, the more terrorists we create. Our feeding of the financial services and military industries is sucking the spiritual, economic and physical life out of us – just as Dwight D. Eisenhower predicted.
During the summer of 2009, the Obama administration fired the first volley in the renewed battle led by the wealthy elite to eliminate Social Security. It announced a freeze in the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) to Social Security recipients for the years 2010 and 2011. This was the first time in 30 years no COLA would be received. Never mind the cost increases in all necessities and the fact that no one was publicly calling for a freeze. The freeze was absolutely unnecessary and cruel. Social Security recipients are also required to pay more each month for basic Medicare coverage. Many elder workers are fired or laid off well in advance of their retirement age. It is cheaper to hire someone to work for less than the eliminated elder worker. The consequences of refusing increases to Social Security, raising the retirement age and lowering benefits is a recipe for eldercide.
Social Security is not a government-funded program. Employees’ deductions are matched 100 percent their employers. There is simply no other tax money involved with Social Security. Medicare is something else, although funded with part of the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) tax. Private insurers and the pharmaceutical industry were allowed to participate in Medicare and could be considered somewhat responsible for the miserable shape it is in.
Obama is setting up this system on behalf of the wealthy elite, who were among his earliest and largest financial backers in 2008. According to the Congressional Budget Office and the Social Security Administration, with no changes whatsoever, Social Security will remain solvent until 2037. That is 27 years from now. Even with unemployment projected to remain at 20 percent or higher – which means FICA receipts will remain low or decrease further – Social Security is not the problem it is made out to be, especially considering all the current crises, such as endless war, global climate change catastrophes, jobless recovery and so on. So, why did Obama propose a two percent cut in FICA for employees? If you earn $1,000 per paycheck, you will receive a $20 “bonus” each payday. However, if Obama’s proposal of a federal sales tax passes, that $20 will go right back to the US Treasury. That two-percent cut will definitely speed up the day when Social Security outgo exceeds income. At that time, the entire propaganda apparatus will be let loose to clear the way for Wall Street to take over Social Security. What a deal! You give me about $480 per year (unless there is a federal sales tax) and I give you several trillions of dollars to burn through. This is why critical thinking is so important. The wealthy elite dangle about $40 a month in front of debt-ridden, have-a-job-but-afraid-of-losing-it people, get hundreds of bought members of Congress to shill for it and, bingo, the door to steal Social Security is wide open.
On the other side of the coin, raising the dollar limit upon which FICA is taxable (right now, nothing above $106,000 is taxed) would keep Social Security solvent into the next century. A simple solution to a projected problem, but politically impossible because, although 70 to 80 percent of the population might support this, what counts is what the top one percent wants.
Why all this fuss over something that might pose a problem 27 years from now? The wealthy elite passionately hate Social Security because it represents a major victory by the rest of us during the classic battles of class warfare during the 1920′s to the 1940′s. It represents fruit from the tree of democracy. People who were in nearly the exact position we find ourselves today – except that they had no safety net at all – organized, agitated for and won a federal jobs program, a mortgage foreclosure moratorium, unemployment insurance, minimum wage and Social Security, among many other benefits they fought for and won. That era represents a major retreat for the wealthy elite in its relentlessly waged class war in the US. The wealthy elite hate democracy unless they can own it.
Another motive just might be the trillions of dollars Wall Street would like to get its hands on. Most private sector defined pension plans have been dumped on the federal pension guaranty corporation (which pays pennies to the dollar on what pensioners previously received). Public pension plans are also being targeted, feeding the insane position that goes something like this: “if I am down, I am going to drag down everybody like me.” How else to explain the media and political flacks droning on and on about spoiled, bloated public workers with fat pension plans? Obama’s cynical ploy of freezing federal employees’ pay is a bow to these tactics. It is amazing how often we hear of the great financial sacrifices made by presidential appointees and how much more they could earn in the private sector. Of course, the benefits accruing from their corrupt behavior while in public office are not factored in. The fate of 401(k) plans and individual retirement accounts must not be discussed as Wall Street awaits its chance to steal from the poorest citizens of the US.
Other crises that seem to be forgotten include: the Savings and Loan rip-off following deregulation by Reagan (cost: over $500 billion); the stock market bubble of the Clinton-Bush years (401(k)s and IRAs wiped out); corporate manufacturing’s flight from about 1975 on (and the associated loss of middle-class jobs and status); and the most recent fraud visited upon us, the fraudulent mortgage-backed securities bubble made possible by Clinton administration deregulation (its related losses still unfolding).
Clinton’s current financial situation is suggestive. When he left office in 2001, reports had him owing $10-15 million in legal fees. Since then, thanks to speaking fees, a salary from his nonprofit foundation and investments, he can afford to blow $5 million or more on his daughter’s wedding. One is left to imagine Obama’s hidden retirement plan should he deliver Social Security (after George W. Bush’s failure to do so became the “greatest disappointment” of his presidency). All former members of Congress, the president, vice president and cabinet officials should be required to submit detailed financial reports for at least five years after they leave office. If it seems they have become unusually rich (like Clinton), they should be investigated and, if warranted, indicted.
The list of priorities that need to be addressed in the federal budget should not in any way, shape or form include Social Security, unless the real intent is to steal it. Once the deed is done, it is all over.
Tax cuts are vital to the wealthy elite. They hate the federal income tax and have opposed it since its enactment in 1916. Beginning in the Carter era, the wealthy elite have been blasting away at what remains of their meager tax rates (that is, the maximum marginal rate after custom-made individual deductions). Reagan, Bush I, Clinton, Bush II and Obama all have participated in the endgame for progressive taxation. Obama has even gone so far as to reduce the estate tax, which only applies to about 2 percent of taxpayers. Ironically, reducing the estate tax has come to be very important to many who will never inherit an estate that would qualify to be taxed: the power of the propaganda apparatus again.
There was a time when the wealthy elite actually paid substantial taxes. The purpose of taxing the extraordinarily rich is to prevent an aristocracy from developing and to maintain a true democracy, a feat Aristotle recognized as impossible in the face of great income inequalities. Now, after over 35 years of cut, cut, cut for the rich, we have the most powerful aristocracy in history, and they are waging war against the rest of us. If you follow the results of studies that show the disparity of wealth in the US, you will see the flow of money from the bottom 90 percent to the top 1 percent over the 60 years between 1950 and 2010. The statistical evidence of the existence of class war is the direct result of the wealthy elite’s ownership of Congress, the executive branch and the courts.
Wealth is the value of everything you own minus debt.
Disparity of Wealth
In 1933, the wealthiest one percent of the population held 33.3 percent of the wealth. In 1974, the wealthiest one percent held 19.9 percent of the wealth.
In 2007, the wealthiest one percent held 65.4 percent of the wealth.
In 1933, the bottom 90 percent held 66.7 percent of the wealth.
In 1974, the bottom 90 percent held 80.1 percent of the wealth.
In 2007, the bottom 90 percent held 34.6 percent of the wealth.
Federal Tax Rates (after custom-made individual deductions)
1974 Capital gains tax rate: 35 percent
1950 Highest marginal tax rate: 90 percent
2005 Capital gains tax rate: 15 percent
2005 Highest marginal tax rate: 34 percent
Average Real Income Change 1973-2000
Average real income of bottom 90 percent: -7 percent
Average real income of top 1 percent: + 148 percent
Average real income of top 0.1 percent: + 343 percent
Average Amount of Wealth Held by Persons: 2009 Census
Single Black Women: $100
Single Hispanic Women: $120
All White Men: $43,800
All White Women: $41,500
All Black Men: $7,900
Amount of Wealth Held by Families: 2009 Census
1986 Black Family Wealth: $2,000
2009 Black Family Wealth: $5,000
1986 White Family Wealth: $22,000
2009 White Family Wealth: $100,000
Full-Time Minimum Wage, Adjusted for Inflation
There is a common thread running through these statistics: the events that have eroded our quality and quantity of life have been controlled and orchestrated by the wealthy elite, and they are not finished yet. The picture is one dominated by racism, militarism and corporate control of government – three vital ingredients of fascism. Post-racism, indeed.
The story of class warfare would not be complete without a look at the behemoth military-security apparatus. A bipartisan Congress has passed draconian legislation during the past nine years that essentially leaves our Constitution with rights intact – at least, the right to own guns, and the unlimited corporate right to influence elections. All totalitarian repressive tactics such as unchecked surveillance, imprisonment without charge, summary execution, the right to a lawyer, the right to know the charges brought against you and confront your accuser, and so on, have been destroyed by legislation and presidential fiat. In addition, the military and military tactics and equipment have been inserted into local law enforcement, with the purpose of shutting off avenues of dissent and/or dealing with dissent by the use of overwhelming force (think Pittsburg G-20). We live inside a nation that has already built the legal and physical infrastructure (the latter partly contracted to Halliburton) so that hundreds of thousands can be pulled off the street in a single day, imprisoned without charge and denied access to contact with family and legal representation.
When Obama announced his creation of the deficit commission, he suggested all military and domestic security spending were off limits for discussion. If a candidate proposes serious reductions in military and domestic security spending, that candidate is toast. The pols whimper that it is political suicide to propose serious cuts in military and domestic security spending; not doing so guarantees the slaughter of millions – as we have seen in the Middle East and every other place our war-happy generals practice their craft.
The US empire has expanded to include over 800 overseas military facilities, ranging from city-sized bases to single building outposts in 63 countries – not counting the bases in Israel, Iraq, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. The US empire military budget including cost of war (which is not included in the annual defense budget) is over $1 billion, slightly less than one-half (46.4 percent) of what all other countries on the planet combined spend.
The power the US military wields is felt in every country on the planet. The US military is “supported,” with hardly any dissent, not only by the Democrat and Republican members of Congress, but also, presumably, by over 90 percent of the electorate, if you count total votes in each Democrat versus Republican race for House, Senate and president. This one-party/war-party system has produced unconditional love of war and expansion of empire. Thus, a vote for Democrats or Republicans is an endorsement of empire. There is no question that the one-party system has consistently supported military expansion across the globe. While many of the people who voted for Democrats may be offended by a claim that their votes endorsed empire, that is the result, if not the intent, of their votes. Meanwhile, polls show that more than half of those polled do not support an American empire. Count one more success for the propaganda apparatus.
Perhaps you might remember the $12 billion “lost” in Iraq in 2002. The money was shipped from the US to the Green Zone in Baghdad. The money arrived shrink-wrapped on pallets and disappeared. No real investigation took place, but why investigate what was already known? The scandal didn’t get much play in the media either. A lack of media play creates a lack of concern by the masses. That $12 billion could certainly fill a lot of holes in a budget whose deficit is tirelessly evoked, alongside a “perception managed” campaign against Social Security, in one of the last gambits in the 160-year-long class war. But promoting the general welfare is not one of the wealthy elite’s concerns.
That the wealthy elite hate democracy is beyond question. The WikiLeaks of State Department cables exposed that hatred over and over again. All governments are expected to do the bidding of the US empire, especially when those demands are contrary to the actions and thoughts of that government’s own citizens. Specific examples of the hatred of democracy include: the 2000 vote in Florida; the kidnapping , during a US-backed coup in Venezuela, of President Chavez in 2002; the 1992 and 2004 kidnapping of Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide (Aristide won the 2002 election with over 92 percent of the vote); the allowing of the criminalization of Aristide’s political party, Famni Lavalas; the support for the ouster of Honduras President Manuel Zelaya and for the resultant coup government; the support for Israel’s policies of overturning the most democratic election in Arab history in Palestine by jailing victorious Hamas legislators and exacting severe collective punishments against the Palestinians in Gaza by blockade, and, later, by a massacre.
Another example of elite disgust with democracy was offered during September 2008, when Congress was ordered to bail out the wealthy elite’s bankers. Prior to the first vote, I called over 120 Congresspeople at their Washington offices. After the House rejected the bailout, I called about 20 Senators. The calls to the House revealed that each member’s office was receiving a torrent of phone calls. These calls were not part of an organized effort, but came out of genuine and passionate opposition. I was informed by the staff of various members that over 90 percent of the callers opposed the bailout. After a few phone calls to Senate members, it became apparent that the senators would not listen to the people and would follow the orders of the wealthy and bail out the banks.
Rep. Brad Sherman, a Democrat from California’s 27th District (comprising Sherman Oaks and Northridge) spoke on the House floor during the second attempt to pass the bailout. He revealed that more than one House member was told that martial law would be declared if the House failed to pass the bailout. The obscene wealth of the elite was threatened by democratic activity of the nation’s citizens. The bailout and how it was executed remains one of many examples that our wealthy elite hates democracy.
We really have very little space in our lives to practice democracy as it is meant to be practiced. The union movement has engaged in sporadic dances with democracy, but those were finished with the creation of mega-size “local” unions. Nearly all of the successes by the rest of us in this class warfare have been due in no small part to the extent that democracy still exists in the unions. Now, there are still a few locals that practice real democracy internally, and they are the most successful unions today. Our greatest achievement in the class struggle took place during the staggering increase in union membership that took place between 1933 and 1947. Our long slide to the bottom began with the anti-solidarity Taft-Hartley legislation that severely limited freedom of association and expression for all citizens except the wealthy elite. It continued with the Red Scare, which drove some of the most dedicated, compassionate organizers in the US out of jobs and careers – a brilliant tactic by their adversaries because it also effectively disappeared from our knowledge the notion of organizing for positive social change. The legacy of the Red Scare continues today as dissidents are conflated with terrorists. Fear and more fear keeps us under control.
Union members did not reject democracy. Rather, following the New Deal and World War II, an all-out attack was waged against union activists, with the assistance of Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO)-affiliated leaders. This turnabout involved a self-cleaning of the CIO on behalf of the wealthy elite. Unions were kicked out of the CIO for being deemed too radical, and some of the radical unions changed their philosophy to get along. Union democracy has been the main victim, since union members are more radical than their leaders and allowing democratic decisions to be made would disrupt the leaders’ cozy relationship with the wealthy elite.
So, today, we are left with no place to learn about and practice democracy except in our neighborhoods (the physical, not the virtual, ones). The rest of us cannot begin to compete with the wealthy elite for access to the media; we cannot compete with the wealthy elite in the ability to control the propaganda apparatus and the wealthy elite cannot compete with us in our neighborhoods.
A vital instrument in the propaganda apparatus’ control of our thinking and thought processes is the television. More than 80 percent of the funds spent in the 2010 election were spent in the realm of television. Imagine what would happen if we didn’t watch it. Billions of dollars would be wasted because the voters did their own research and, through discussions with their neighbors, decided on the candidate with the best program, not the best television ads. An achievable dream, as long as there is unfettered access to a neutral Internet?
Typically, in difficult times, it is neighbors who come to offer assistance. When floodwaters threaten your home and the military has come, not to help, but to provide “security.” Our Internet and other long-distance friends will not be able to help in the wonderful way of neighbors who cooperate to help each other. We can organize in our neighborhoods to deal with our common struggles, and, from that, democracy will grow and grow, until it engulfs the whole nation.
Becoming informed, educating each other, agitating on issues and organizing can create a sustainable economy through ideas such as Gardens Not Lawns, Food Not Bombs, community radio, free health clinics (many doctors would be happy to volunteer), free legal clinics, transportation cooperatives – the list is as boundless as our collective imagination. Beginning in our neighborhoods, it is possible to form an organic, progressive political movement to sweep the land.
The question remains: will we allow the story to be “Class Warfare: The Final Chapter,” or will we create the alternative by beginning the class struggle? The base of the wealthy elite has always been led by the House of Morgan (J. Pierpont Morgan) which lives as a corporate person in the forms of Morgan Stanley and Morgan Chase, preeminent leaders in the world’s financial markets. Yes, the very markets that are “nervous” and “jittery” (real human traits) about countries that owe them money. Plagued by nerves and jitters, the markets are busy raiding old-age pensions, family assistance programs and the like all over Europe – the same prescription followed for years in the so-called third world and in the US right now.
“Power concedes nothing without a demand – it never has and it never will….” These are still powerful words spoken by one of our greatest Americans, Frederick Douglass. The sad truth is that we have not made any demands since the Civil Rights struggle and the anti-Vietnam War struggle during the 1950-1970′s. We are at the fork in the road: to the right is class warfare – the final chapter – and to the left, the class struggle begins.
A grassroots-based movement, as opposed to the billionaire-controlled, top-down Tea Party, will be able to effect progressive rather than regressive programs. It is ironic that the wealthy elite recognize the value of neighborhood organizing while the left ignores this base. The Koch brothers-sponsored Tea Party was using tactics advocated by Saul Alinsky, one of our greatest radical neighborhood organizers. They used the tactics; what they did not do was hand out Alinsky’s book, “Reveille For Radicals.” If they had, the Tea Party could have transformed itself into a truly progressive force.
Finally, it is our right and our duty to replace the corrupted government with one that works for the public welfare, ensuring that the wealthy elite never again endanger all life on this planet or destroy our collective humanity. We are “endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights … among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” We must recognize our government has become destructive of those ends and reform it. The Declaration of Independence goes on to say, “mankind are more disposed to suffer while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuse and usurpations … reduce them under absolute despotism… ” we must then accomplish wholesale change. Have you suffered enough, or do you want more?
 Sandy Leon Vest: “Consumers Are Sleeping With the Enemy – and Paying For It,” Common Dreams, February 26, 2010.
 Mark Weisbrot: “Interviewing Chavez,” North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA); February 12, 2003.
 Media in the Americas; (date unknown); NACLA Report on the Americas, page 14; (Ibid).
 G. William Domhoff: “Who Rules America? Wealth, Income, and Power,” September 2005; (updated November 2010).
 Julie Hollar: “Wealth Gap Yawns and So Do Media: Little Interest in Study of Massive Race/Gender Disparities,” EXTRA!, a publication of Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR); February 6, 2010.
 Jules Dufour: “The Worldwide Network of US Military bases: The Global Deployment of US Military Personnel,” January 7, 2007; Global Research.ca/Centre For Research on Globalization.
Obama, Bush, Sorros, Limbaugh,Goldman Sachs, Bank Of America and The Rest Of The Hypocrites Stealing All Of The Money And Spreading All Of The Lies, Don't You Think It's About Time To Help Haiti Rebuild From The Earthquake? Oh thats right you've looted all of the resources they had and there's really no reason for being there right now!
To Be Bombing The Hell Out Of Libya And Killing People? Or Are They Just Looking To Make Their Buddies Who Manufacture Bombs A Whole Lot More Money?
I understand there are some good hardworking, honest American's who truly believe the stock market is a good honest venture. I'm aware that many still have 401k plans and IRA'S that are invested in the stock market. But considering the stock market, more importantly the manipulating evil criminals who created and have controlled the market have caused 8 depressions here, including the one many millions of American's are struggling to get out of now! Goldman Sachs has been at the heart of each and every one of these depressions. They have destroyed dreams, futures, and lives,while stealing trillions of dollars from Americans! The whole time their partner in crime...the U.S. gov't!
In 2008 Goldman Sachs, using their evil tools, the stock market and the U.S. gov't, robbed Americans of their retirement savings and homes hopefully for the very last time! We The People must shut down Goldman Sachs and the stock market! Yes the stock market is an integral part of our economy for some, but it is destructive, useless, and ABSOLUTELY UNNECESSARY!
Regardless Of How The Disaster Occurred This Is The Reason Not To Use Nuclear Power (The Most Lethal Of All Man Has Created) For Anything At All!
Scientists Are Saying The Radioactive Fallout Will Spread Across The Entire Planet And Come Down In Rain And Infect Food And Water Globally!
Can Everyone Contact The Japanese Government (Or Contact Our GOV'T) And Tell Them To Shut Down And Intomb The Nuclear Plants In Concrete Immediately To Stop Further Contamination!
MESSAGE TO ALL OF MANKIND: NEVER DO ANYTHING AGAIN WITH NUCLEAR POWER!
* May 16, 2012 UPDATE:
Radiation from Japan has been detected in drinking water in 13 more American cities, and cesium-137 has been found in American milk—in Montpelier, Vermont—for the first time since the Japan nuclear disaster began, according to data released by the Environmental Protection Agency late Friday.
The only way to stop this U.S. federal government from choosing to only working for wall street, select financial institutions, corporations, and to stop them from stealing American's hard earned money, is to terminate the traitors in congress, administration, supreme court, and restore 100% power of the U.S. government to WE THE PEOPLE IMMEDIATELY!
No More Lying Politician Thieves!
There Are Absolutely No Other Alternatives Left!
Every Citizen Of America Must Learn That Their United States Government Is Obligated By Law To Work Exclusively For We The People And Not For Wall Street, Select Financial Institutions And Corporations Of This Nation. They Must Also Learn That They Must Take 100% Control Of The U.S. Gov't By Running For Office Or Making Certain Honest, Competent, Citizens Are Placed In Office! It Is Crucial That Every American Understands That Because The U.S. Gov't Is A Monopoly Of Our Currency And They Regulate Our Free Markets, The U.S. Gov't Control Our U.S. Economy 100% Not Wall Street Or Select Financial Institutions And Corporations!!!!!!.
WE THE PEOPLE DON'T ELECT OUR U.S. PRESIDENT. That task is done by the elected or state selected citizens that form the 538 member Electoral College. So despite a presidential candidate receiving the majority of votes placed by the taxpaying voters, it only matters if the members appointed as the Electoral College vote in a candidate. The presidential primaries are also decided by selected delegates and not by popular vote. The republican party uses just over 2,000 and the democrat party uses just over 4,000 delegates to choose who will be THEIR candidate for the office of U.S. president! I understand why the majority of America refuses to exercise their constitutional right to vote. In fact the absence of so many voters for so many years absolutely represents the longest running revolution in the history of America! Since F.D.R. their hasn't been a single president who has truly worked for the citizens first. Since the Reagan administration the U.S. government has become a fascist, oligarchic, regime! With each new president, We The People have been pushed further from the objective of the U.S government's existence, while the cause for wall street, select financial institutions and corporations, GREED, has become the U.S. gov't's only reason for existing!. The U.S. government is well on it's way to completely erasing the middle class and replacing it with a working poor class! Recently, the US gov't froze seniors social security cost of living adjustments and are preparing to privatize social security and medicare so their cartels can reap billions annually, provide terrible service, and invest senior's money in the stock market so when it crashes and they are penniless they can say that everyone knows that nothing is guaranteed in the stock market!
The (2 1/2) Party System Is Designed To Keep American's Focussed On Choosing One Of The Hand Picked Imbecils That Are Candidates For President, Keep American's Completely Divided and Constantly Arguing About What Side Is The Best And Who Is To Blame, While Acknowledging and Accepting That Because Of Party Differences Nothing Can Ever Be Resolved In Gov't!
Step outside of the party system altogether and support the right candidates according to values!
What's puzzling, is many of America's wealthy believe the Republican party is on their side. I'm not talking about the very richest of the rich. I'm describing wealthy business owners who enjoy voting Republican because they truly believe that party will always work for them. I know some people who are in that class and despite their devotion to that party, were robbed of fortunes right along side average Americans in the last stock market scam! Despite there being a Republican administration in power while the theft occurred, they voted for McCain because they wanted a Republican in power instead of a Democrat! Most democrats believe their party is for the rights of the working American. Obama is in the white house and he most definitely proved he's not working for the citizens by giving wall street and banks trillions of dollars despite there being a Democrat controlled congress!
Demand that candidate disclose list of potential cabinet candidates. The Cabinet includes the Vice President and the heads of 15 executive departments — the Secretaries of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury, and Veterans Affairs, as well as the Attorney General.
Mr. Obama, although he snapped the streak of hiring a former wall street CEO to run our Treasury, placed a man that was guilty of willfully not paying his income taxes, as Secretary of the Treasury, Timothy Geithner . Upon his placement he followed his wall street predecesor and immediately continued to hand trillions of dollars to the select wall street, financial institutions, and corporations that were responsible for murdering our economy under the guise they would be injecting it back into the system. while declining to assist American's that were taken advantage of, and the millions that were robbed by these groups! He gave these cartels money despite knowing they had only compensated themselves, purchased more wealth, and speculated in the markets with the free money his predecessor had given them! Mr. Geithner also failed miserably as president of the New York Federal Bank working closely with his predecessors and wall street in deregulations/regulations that led to the seventh depression this country has endured!.Your presidential candidate better have a candidate for the Secretary of The Treasury who is honest, knows how this monetary system works, has been successful in his previous posts, and definitely won't be working for wall street and the big banks!
Understand Exactly What Your Presidential Candidate Is Claiming To Do For America If Elected, And Exactly How Tasks Will Be Completed! When Obama was running for President I heard many say they were voting for him because he was for "change". I asked many, exactly what types of changes was this man planning. Not one person I asked could answer the question.And for a good reason, he never disclosed any plans whatsoever. In 2012 we must elect a president who will declare:
1) Working for or in unison with wall street, financial institutions, and corporations illegal here!
2) He must swear to work first and foremost for we the people!
3) He must swear if these laws are broken by US gov't to immediately resign and turn himself into our proper authorities for treason!
A legitimate candidate will tell America the truth that the U.S. gov't prints its own currency and is not indebted to any nations or banks! A legitimate candidate will tell America that social security and medicare are not on the brink of bankruptcy, ever! A legitimate candidate will invest capital directly into our economy and never again through criminal enterprise banks or wasteful QE programs! A legitimate candidate will incorporate: A new school system designed to raise our academic literacy standing higher than 18th out of 32 industrilaized nations.A new school system that offers a reward upon completion, A new school system that will stop destroying our populations ability to reach it's full inherent potential in life. A new school system that will empower Americans with the ability to oust a corrupt gov't. A new school system that will stop drugging our children in order to stifle their inherent character and temperment traits, as well as destroying their creative intelligence. A new school system that will wipe out the oppression of welfare. A new school system that will wipe out drug and alcohol dependency as well as eliminate 99% of crime here in America. A new school system that will stop breaking up family values! If Americans were properly educated to think for themselves, there is absolutely no way this gov't would be getting away with all they are doing against us, and we would never allow a dishonest congress to purchase their positions in our gov't! TRUTH IN KNOWLEDGE IS THE ROOT OF EVERYTHING!
There is talk that wall street is going to spend a billion dollars to (buy) Obama's re-election! The $700+ million wall street spent to put him in the white house in '08 was unprecedented! The U.S. gov't created this depression and they are so brazen to publicly announce that over $1 billion was spent on the last presidential and congressional political races combined. While they're spending a fortune on buying seats in the gov't, the nation is enduring severe forced involuntary unemployment, under-employment, under paid-employment, 60 million living in a financial depression, and the largest welfare roll in history for no reason other than PURE GREED!
Ultimately We The People Must Change Our Presidential Election Process To One That Allows Us To Promote The Candidates We Desire And Where The Citizens Of America Vote In The President, Not An Electoral College that only represents the opinion of 538 people! We Must Outlaw The Purchasing Of Seats In The U.S. Congress!!!
We must elect the citizens who are definitely going to represent We The People into the US congress! The way to evaluate a candidate for congress is simple. Whether they are a new candidate or a sitting member of congress who is running for another term, have they voted, or favor, on policies, issues, and funding that best assists in the smooth running of our country and commerce, while placing America's citizens first. Or has this member favored or rewarded big business, wall street, and big banks with trillions of dollars, while voting for deregulations that allowed these institutions to murder our economy, cause involuntary unemployment, under-employment, and underpaid employment, as well as steal Americans hard earned money. If the answer is the latter, then it's time to fire your representative and replace with a candidate that will only represent we the people!
I understand that it is very difficult finding an honest citizen running for any public office. The trick is to work together with other honest taxpayers to find a suitable candidate that you are certain will represent you in congress and represent your desire to elect a president who will work for the people.Mandate that if potential candidate ever votes on anything without the 100% consent of an agreed percentage of constituents he/she will be immediately terminated! Pick someone right out of your community. If you can't find an eligible candidate, run for the office yourself!
Do the research necessary in finding out everything there is to know about how your U.S. government and monetary system operate. Terminate The Traitors In Congress, The Administration, and Supreme Court, and get involved in placing 100% power of federal government to We The People Or Americans Are Doomed For Much worse!
Understand There Are Absolutely No Other Alternatives!
BECAUSE OUR U.S. GOV'T IS A MONOPOLY OF OUR CURRENCY (WHICH MEANS THEY ARE THE ONLY SOURCE OF IT. THEY PRINT AND DISTRIBUTE EVERY PENNY OF IT TO WHOM THEY CHOOSE AND THEY NEVER BORROW FROM ANY ENTITY) AND REGULATES OUR FREE MARKETS, THEY CONTROL OUR U.S. ECONOMY 100% NOT WALL STREET, SELECT CORPORATIONS OR FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS.
When I was a junior in high school studying Economics, I interned one day a week for an entire semester with a large well known stock brokerage firm. The broker I predominantly worked with was an extremely intelligent man who was well educated in economics. He taught me that you don’t have to be that smart to be a successful stock broker. You just have to take the time to thoroughly research everything about potential investments and the business of money! This man had the privalege of doing business with the governments of several foreign countries. Despite being Harvard educated he said this is how he found out how the U.S, and the rest of the world’s monetary systems actually work!
The US government is a monopoly of its currency. If they don’t print it there is no money. They tax us to control population, spending power, and who gets the money. The gov’t must run a defecit (which means injecting more money into America’s economy than it receives) in order to allow economy to run smoothly. When they don’t inject enough money into economy and give trillions of dollars to criminal financial institutions and corporations, we end up with a lot of unemployment, under-employment, and under paid-employment. Excessive gov’t spending, giving trillions of dollars to criminal financial institutions and corporations, as well as allowing corporations to gouge us contributes to the hyperinflation we have where Americans pay from 100-5000% more for products, service, and health care. The gov’t will never go broke, and they do not rely on tax revenues nor do they borrow money from china or any other country to finance this country! The FED is an agency of the U.S. gov't and their only role is to control the gov't interest rates.
IN 1971 PRESIDENT NIXON FORMERLY ENDED THE USE OF AN ASSET BACKED CURRENCY WHICH REQUIRED THE GOV'T TO POSSESS GOLD FOR EVERY DOLLAR PRINTED AND IN CIRCULATION, AND SWITCHED TO A NON-CONVERTIBLE FIAT CURRENCY WHICH REQUIRES NOTHING BACKING EVERY DOLLAR PRINTED AND IN CIRCULATION. WITH A NON-CONVERTIBLE FIAT CURRENCY THE GOV'T CAN PRINT AS MUCH MONEY AS THEY DEEM NECESSARY. THE DOLLAR'S ONLY VALUE IS THE FAITH PEOPLE HERE AND ABROAD PLACE ON IT BY ACCEPTING IT AS A TOOL FOR TRADE, THAT IS IT! THIS IS HOW THE WORLD'S SOVEREIGN NATIONS MONETARY SYSTEMS OPERATE! THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO BORROW, IT IS INK AND PAPER!
In short, the U.S. gov't offer bonds to anyone to drain excess reserves and to control the overnight loan interest rates. For example, China purchases $10 Billion Dollars worth of U.S. bonds with dollars they receive from all of the garbage products we buy from them. The U.S Treasury will deposit the cash into a (savings) account for China and debit $10 Billion Dollars from the excess reserves, The U.S. government does not use the money. When China wants to collect on the deposit the U.S. government will return the $10 Billion Dollars plus simple interest, into China’s (checking) account. Technically, the only reason treasury securities are auctioned off is because of a law that no longer has any merit that was created when the dollar was asset backed and the gov't indicated it needed to borrow money to assist in funding this nation, and if China (or any investors) were to stop purchasing the securities the gov’t would simply abolish the law and continue funding this nation as it has all along, by printing as much money as they deem necessary. It is a ruse! Very much like the fabricated debt ceiling that keeps getting raised despite tales of gloom. Or the idle threats of the federal gov't closing it's doors due to lack of funds.
The reason America imports more than they export has nothing to do with cheap products due to cheap labor, it is because exports are real cost here (output and labor) and imports are pure benefit for the system. Basically for the cost of the ink and paper to make dollars, America's elitists can purchase the rest of the worlds products (their output and labor)! The down side to this is the taxpayers here obviously don’t get to receive products from all over the world for the price of ink and paper, and the loss of millions of good paying jobs. When the US gov’t started forcing outsourcing in the early 1960′s they knew this and they lied and said other equally compensating jobs would definitely replace lost jobs! That has never happened!
The value of US currency is determined by what the U.S. gov’t demands private sector must do or sell to obtain it. The more unemployed (welfare, forced involuntary unemployment, etc.), the less value the dollar has here. Unemployment equals less output. The true debt, we and future generations will have to pay, is the lost output and depreciated human capital! The only true constraints are resource based, not financial or monetary in reality.
The US congress, Clinton and Bush administrations conspired with wall street, select financial institutions and corporations, and de-regulated America into this depression and stole trillions of dollars from hard working taxpayer’s with the latest stock market scam overnight. The US congress, the Bush, and Obama administrations compounded theft by rewarding the same cartels trillions of dollars under the guise these institutions were too important to allow them to fail, and they would recusitate the economy they murdered. The US congress and both administrations are aware that these recipients have only compensated themselves, speculated in markets, and purchased more wealth with that money!
IF THE U.S. CONGRESS, SUPREME COURT, AND ADMINISTRATIONS DON'T STOP WORKING FOR WALL STREET, SELECT FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND CORPORATIONS, END FORCED INVOLUNTARY UNEMPLOYMENT-UNDEREMPLOYMENT-UNDER PAID EMPLOYMENT, AND CHARGE ALL GUILTY PARTIES. THE ENTIRE U.S. CONGRESS, SUPREME COURT, AND ADMINISTRATION MUST BE TERMINATED IMMEDIATELY AND 100% POWER OF U.S. GOVERNMENT RESTORED TO AMERICAN TAXPAYER'S.
THERE ARE ABSOLUTELY NO OTHER ALTERNATIVES LEFT!
Don't take anybody's word for anything, including mine, and do the necessary research to better educate yourself on exactly how your U.S. gov't and monetary system operates! (Research doesn't mean what is written on the dollar, in the history books, or anything any member of the criminal U.S. gov't says)
GET SERIOUS AND WAKE UP!!!!
This is real, real, simple.
When You Love Someone Your Actions (words, thoughts, etc.) Must Show Your Love!
When You Hate Someone Your Actions (if you feel the need to express them) Will Typically Show Your Hate!
When You Love Someone You Should Never Hurt Them And Then Say You're Doing It Because You Love Them!
Love Is Love And Hate Is Hate. You Cannot Love Someone And Express It With Hate Actions. That Is Called Hating, PERIOD!
Don't Mix Match These Emotions And Actions Like You're Attempting To Match A Pair Of Shoes With A Shirt And Pants!
If You're Doing This Your Mom And Dad Have Failed To Teach You Love. Which Means You Probably Weren't Loved Exactly Right Either. Help Yourself And The One(s) You Are Hurting And Learn What LOVE Is!
This Applies To Friendship, Intimate, And Family Relations!
Is the Federal Reserve Bank(s), or Central Bank as it was formerly called, a privately owned multinational corporation that dictates America's economy and has the entire nation, including the U.S. government, believing they are forever indebted to them, and on the brink of a national financial collapse as a result of its relationship?
Or is the Fed an agent, an office, of the U.S. government that was created under the false pretense that it was a privately owned corporation that would be lending America its money so the people would believe that money can't simply be PRINTED and injected into economy for commerce. Forever enslaving a nation!
If the latter is true, how can so many be fooled? How can the all knowing govrnment not understand its own monetary system? How can so many economists be ignorant of the truth? How can so many for so long not understand that with a non-convertible (a faith valued, non-asset backed) fiat currency there is virtually nothing to be borrowed! Except of course the ink and paper!
If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks…will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered…. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs. – Thomas Jefferson in the debate over the Re-charter of the Bank Bill (1809)
“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.” – Thomas Jefferson
… The modern theory of the perpetuation of debt has drenched the earth with blood, and crushed its inhabitants under burdens ever accumulating. -Thomas Jefferson
History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and its issuance. -James Madison
If congress has the right under the Constitution to issue paper money, it was given them to use themselves, not to be delegated to individuals or corporations. -Andrew Jackson
The Government should create, issue, and circulate all the currency and credits needed to satisfy the spending power of the Government and the buying power of consumers. By the adoption of these principles, the taxpayers will be saved immense sums of interest. Money will cease to be master and become the servant of humanity. -Abraham Lincoln
Issue of currency should be lodged with the government and be protected from domination by Wall Street. We are opposed to…provisions [which] would place our currency and credit system in private hands. – Theodore Roosevelt
Despite these warnings, Woodrow Wilson signed the 1913 Federal Reserve Act. A few years later he wrote: I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world no longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men. -Woodrow Wilson
Years later, reflecting on the major banks’ control in Washington, President Franklin Roosevelt paid this indirect praise to his distant predecessor President Andrew Jackson, who had “killed” the 2nd Bank of the US (an earlier type of the Federal Reserve System). After Jackson’s administration the bankers’ influence was gradually restored and increased, culminating in the passage of the Federal Reserve Act of 1913. Roosevelt knew this history.
The real truth of the matter is,as you and I know, that a financial
element in the large centers has owned the government ever since
the days of Andrew Jackson… -Franklin D. Roosevelt
(in a letter to Colonel House, dated November 21, 1933)
When a government is dependent upon bankers for money, they and not the leaders of the government control the situation, since the hand that gives is above the hand that takes… Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency; their sole object is gain.” – Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France, 1815
“The death of Lincoln was a disaster for Christendom. There was no man in the United States great enough to wear his boots and the bankers went anew to grab the riches. I fear that foreign bankers with their craftiness and tortuous tricks will entirely control the exuberant riches of America and use it to systematically corrupt civilization.” Otto von Bismark (1815-1898), German Chancellor, after the Lincoln assassination
“Money plays the largest part in determining the course of history.” Karl Marx writing in the Communist Manifesto (1848).
“That this House considers that the continued issue of all the means of exchange – be they coin, bank-notes or credit, largely passed on by cheques – by private firms as an interest-bearing debt against the public should cease forthwith; that the Sovereign power and duty of issuing money in all forms should be returned to the Crown, then to be put into circulation free of all debt and interest obligations…” Captain Henry Kerby MP, in an Early Day Motion tabled in 1964.
“Banks lend by creating credit. They create the means of payment out of nothing. ” Ralph M Hawtry, former Secretary to the Treasury.
“… our whole monetary system is dishonest, as it is debt-based… We did not vote for it. It grew upon us gradually but markedly since 1971 when the commodity-based system was abandoned.” The Earl of Caithness, in a speech to the House of Lords, 1997.
“The bank hath benefit of interest on all moneys which it creates out of nothing.” William Paterson, founder of the Bank of England in 1694, then a privately owned bank
“Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who writes the laws.” Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744-1812), founder of the House of Rothschild.
“The few who understand the system will either be so interested in its profits or be so dependent upon its favours that there will be no opposition from that class, while on the other hand, the great body of people, mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantage that capital derives from the system, will bear its burdens without complaint, and perhaps without even suspecting that the system is inimical to their interests.” The Rothschild brothers of London writing to associates in New York, 1863.
“I am afraid the ordinary citizen will not like to be told that the banks can and do create money. And they who control the credit of the nation direct the policy of Governments and hold in the hollow of their hand the destiny of the people.” Reginald McKenna, as Chairman of the Midland Bank, addressing stockholders in 1924.
“The banks do create money. They have been doing it for a long time, but they didn’t realise it, and they did not admit it. Very few did. You will find it in all sorts of documents, financial textbooks, etc. But in the intervening years, and we must be perfectly frank about these things, there has been a development of thought, until today I doubt very much whether you would get many prominent bankers to attempt to deny that banks create it.” H W White, Chairman of the Associated Banks of New Zealand, to the New Zealand Monetary Commission, 1955.
“Money is a new form of slavery, and distinguishable from the old simply by the fact that it is impersonal – that there is no human relation between master and slave.” Leo Tolstoy, Russian writer.
“It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and money system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.” Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company.
“The modern banking system manufactures money out of nothing. The process is, perhaps, the most astounding piece of sleight of hand that was ever invented. Banks can in fact inflate, mint and un-mint the modern ledger-entry currency.” Major L L B Angus.
“The study of money, above all other fields in economics, is one in which complexity is used to disguise truth or to evade truth, not to reveal it. The process by which banks create money is so simple the mind is repelled. With something so important, a deeper mystery seems only decent.” John Kenneth Galbraith (1908- ), former professor of economics at Harvard, writing in ‘Money: Whence it came, where it went’ (1975).
As Nicolas Trist – secretary to President Andrew Jackson – said about the incredibly powerful privately owned Second Bank of the United States, “Independently of its misdeeds, the mere power
, — the bare existence of such a power, — is a thing irreconcilable with the nature and spirit of our institutions.” (Schlesinger, The Age of Jackson
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