it is their right, it is their duty...
mathematically perfected economy™ (MPE™) 1 : the *singular* integral solution of the categoric faults of conventional, pretended economies (montagne, 1979), in which the fundamental causes of 1) inflation and deflation, 2) systemic manipulation of the cost or value of money or property, and 3) inherent multiplication of artificial debt into inevitable systemic failure, are eradicated altogether by monetizing production with certified, enforceable, interest free obligations to pay for consumption at the rate of depreciation; 2 : every prospective debtor's right to issue legitimate promises to pay, free of extrinsic manipulation, adulteration, or exploitation of those promises, or the natural opportunity to make good on them; 3 : our right to certify, to enforce, to monetize our industry, and to trade only industry for equal industry by this *one* sustaining, just, and truly economic process.
Principles are either observed or abandoned. The following quotations, however accurate or attributable, have grown from an original core first kept to certify the spiritual commitment of the founders of our country. Together they reinforce from the before, while and after, to any time which listens.
RELEVANT HISTORIC QUOTES
RELEVANT HISTORIC QUOTES
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Self Reliance 1841 (From Essays First Series)
Speak your latent conviction, and it shall be the universal sense; for the inmost in due time becomes the outmost and our first thought is rendered back to us by the trumpets of the Last Judgment. Familiar as the voice of the mind is to each, the highest merit we ascribe to Moses, Plato, and Milton is that they set naught at books and traditions, and spoke not what men, but what they thought.
A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice his thought, because it is his. In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts: they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.
Great works of art have no more affecting lesson for us than this. They teach us to abide by our own spontaneous impression with good-humored inflexibility then most, when the whole cry of voices is on the other side. Else, tomorrow a stranger will say with masterly good sense precisely what we have thought and felt all the time, and we shall be forced to take with shame our own opinion from another.
When the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again.
I shouted out, "Who killed the Kennedys?" When after all, it was you and me.
[Only a people understanding and standing resolutely for representation, dissolve the risk to those who would deliver it.]
The problem with the world is that everyone thinks they can get something for nothing. That's what usury is all about. But once usury is permitted, everyone must become a usurer to keep up with everyone else. It's a problem with the system, not any one person or group of people. The only way to stop it is make a law against it.
It's actually nice to realize that all the evil in the world is caused primarily by the system, not any particular people (although there certainly are evil people). This way, one doesn't have to hate and blame anyone else for all the problems in the world. We just have to try to educate people.
Purported Justification of Usury
Another thing is that usury is morally wrong in that if I lend you three gold coins, you should only have to pay me back three gold coins, not four gold coins. Bankers will argue that there is a time value to money, which is why they charge interest, but this is false.
The creditor could easily use the debtor's "IOU three gold coins" as money worth three gold coins in a business transaction, so there is no loss to the creditor. The creditor charging four gold coins for lending three gold coins is really the same as the creditor taking one gold coin from the debtor.
Herbert Hoover, August 12, 1928, a year before the First Great Depression
ONE YEAR OF PERMANENT PROSPERITY
In the wake of a party platform which explicitly declared that if they were returned to power by the 1912 election the Democrats would not create a central bank, within the very first year of the Wilson presidency the people were betrayed by 1913's creation of the very thing they had voted down.
The dark history surrounding that event is well enough known; and yet it is not even necessary to know of it to understand the potentials, vulnerabilities and consequences of the issues at play. But because interest is even the only intrinsic process introduced by the imposed system, we know then that the very purpose of the private entities which were so carefully cloaked in the guise of federal offices was to multiply debt upon us for unlimited profit, come whatever may.
The purpose of the so called Federal Reserve System then was only that a currency subject to interest would require us to perpetually maintain a vital circulation by re-borrowing interest and principal as ever escalating debt. Thus even by reducing availability of the perpetual stream of credit which is necessary to perpetually replenish the circulation, the pretended monetary system was inadvertently given the further power to impose immediate collapse by deflation.
The so called Federal Reserve could withhold credit or make credit unaffordably expensive to deflate the circulation. So by this ready, facile power of deflation, the parasitic entity could take direct possession of vast indebted assets, as debtors deprived of a vital circulation could only fail to service their debts.
As the day unfolded, because there are no other reasons or purposes, this would be how and why they would perpetrate the first so called Great Depression.
The private so called Federal Reserve Banks therefore took this place at the core of the nation with the very purpose of unearned profit by these means the very license to which then is to lift all ethical restraints from their fundamental opposition to any and every society which tolerates usurers to issue their currency.
The very deceptive name of this enmical, parasitic entity then is a practically necessary part of an incredible, purposed deception; and the only possible real purpose of all this is as much as to cast the nation to the fate not only of illimitable unearned taking from it, but terminal taking by a currency which can only multiply said consequences to no effect whatever but eventual collapse.
The stock/"securities" market bubble of the 1920s of course was the same kind of thing we see today. It was only a false manipulation of ostensible value, accomplished by aggressive short term lending to debtors, drawing them in to the allure of buying and selling "securities" again and again at ever higher prices than the original purchase. If these private "banks" did not already own the subject property, an obvious and very evident purpose of course would be that this false manipulation of value could soon be terminated by withholding the vital further credit necessary to service the debts of the false bubble itself. The related circulation would thus deflate, and the "banks" would immediately become the real owners of the contested property.
Thus amidst the false bubble of an ostensible stock market boom comprised merely of liberally free, unjustifiable masses of credit, Republican presidential candidate Herbert Hoover promised permanent prosperity:
"We have not yet reached the goal, but given a chance to go forward with the policies of the last eight years, and we shall soon, with the help of God, be within sight of the day when poverty will be banished from the nation."
So said Herbert Hoover in his speech accepting the Republican nomination for President on August 12, 1928, a mere year before the private so called Federal Reserve Banks would cease the credit to sustain servicing their false bubble's debts, thus orchestrating their intended multiplication of debt into a mass take — a coup de grace at the imposed end of the first 15-year lifespan of their system of usury.
As we routinely refer to the whole related phenomena as the [First] Great Depression, we strip a man made, man caused, man sought, wholly artificial event of terminology which would even allude to its iniquitous nature.
And so, to mere unwarranted hopes of equally or even more hapless and inept supporters, Herbert Hoover registered one of the most preposterous, indelible lies of history. Furthermore, as is the case for any political quest which ignores or does not solve the real causes of whatever issues face us, the rest of the country and world, however impertinent, would suffer with them, only to one day many years off, merely re-commence the march to inevitable failure in the end of a second inherently limited lifespan of the very same iniquitous system a system now proven, and in fact even then proven, to have one consequence only.
Hoover spoke for most middle-class people. They only thought the American dream of unlimited plenty was close to fulfillment. The huge industrial machine which had begun building up during the Civil War had reached fantastic heights of mass production. Assembly lines poured out products by the millions, while advertising stimulated the consumer to buy them. From privy, ice-box, and buggy the country moved almost overnight into the New Era of bathrooms, electric refrigerators and automobiles. Washing machines, vacuum cleaners and telephones promised to make life easier and more convenient. Homemade amusements gave way to radio and the movies. American business and American salesmanship had in fact put the nation aboard an express train rushing toward permanent prosperity, but the permanence of the prosperity which indeed we would have achieved otherwise itself hinged on the sustainability and propriety of the monetary system to which it was subject.
Failing to understand the facade of a monetary system which had been imposed upon them, they never dreamed the inertia of their train could be stopped by withholding credit. They never dreamed that their interdependence in fulfilling the multiplying obligations imposed upon them itself meant that over night, the withholding of credit even in one critical sector would bring the rest down like a house of cards.
Nonetheless, a little careful study would have made all that so clear that a national union would have existed which not only understood and foresaw these probable calamities, but recognized how serious it indeed remains that we unite upon nothing less than absolute solution.
Real leadership means to correctly define the actual problem — and then — to correctly prescribe the actual solution.
JUSTIFICATION FOR WAR IN EVERY SOLDIER
The attention of the soldier should not be deviated by HAVING to consider the right or wrong of his actions. The soldier should not be distracted by self doubt and/or guilt or hopelessness in his actions. If he is called upon to kill or die on behalf of his country, he needs to see his actions as necessary and valuable, and ultimately justified in the eyes of God. This cannot be a mere fiction. It must be the actual reality, or in time, the soldier will lose his will and his courage, feeling himself to be unauthorized to take life as he is asked.
Congressman Wright Patman, Congressional Record, September 29, 1941, pgs 7582, 7583
Now, take the Panama Canal bonds. They amounted to a little less than $50,000,000 - $49,500,000. By the time they are paid the government will have paid $75,000,000 in interest in bonds of less than $50,000,000. So the government is paying out $125,000,000 to obtain the use of $49,500,000. That is the way it has worked all along...
Now, I believe the system should be changed. The Constitution of the United States does not give the banks the power to create money. The Constitution says that Congress shall have the power to create money, but now under our system we will sell bonds to commercial banks and obtain credit from those banks. We do not receive money for the bonds...
I believe the time will come when people will demand that this be changed. I believe the time will come in this country when they will actually blame you and me and everyone else connected with this Congress to sit idly by and permit such an idiotic system to continue. I have talked to the Secretary of the Treasury and members of the Federal Reserve Board and other people who are supposed to know about the money system of our country. They know this can be done easily and conveniently, and it will save money; but their one reply is, "It will have a bad psychological effect." Well, I do not think it would have a bad psychological effect to save the people 50 per cent of their national debt. I do not think it would have a bad psychological effect to save the people over a billion dollars a year in interest. I do not think it would. It certainly would have a bad effect on the people who are collecting interest on the Government's money.
HIDDEN US GOVT COUP BY WALL STREET — http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article6826.html, October 16, 2008
The US Congress has been subverted by intimidation and ignorance, maybe bribery. Regulators and law enforcement bodies are mere accomplices. The entire US banking system has undergone an unprecedented grand nationalize initiative, including the financial system, when considering the mortgage and insurance giants. The total bailouts are huge when put into perspective. This is a hidden coup, complete with deep fraud, corruption, and ruin for both prosecutors and whistle blowers. The US Dollar is caught in the middle of a black hole scrambled with fraud. Paulson is the new Chancellor of US Inc, Bernanke the new Currency Lithography Manager, and Sheila Bair the Investment Banker (a la Goldman Suchs). Paulson assumes all powers over the financial state from the president, via the banking industry control.
DECEIT AND INTIMIDATION, October 16, 2008
The lies, deceit, backroom pressure, and fleecing of the American public is deep. Take the Emergency Economic Stability Act. Most of the initial $250 billion outlay was NOT devoted to American bankers, but rather to foreign bankers, primarily in Europe and England, and to purchase preferred US bank stocks.
The citizen is sovereign only when he can retain and enjoy the fruits of his labor. If the government has first claim on his property he must learn to genuflect before it. When the right of property is abrogated, all the other rights of the individual are undermined, and to speak of the sovereign citizen who has no absolute right to property is to talk nonsense. It is like saying that the slave is free because he is allowed to do anything he wants to do (even vote, if you wish) except to own what he produces.
A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle; and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.
In Response to Johann Hari's Fine CommonDreams.Org Article, "Our Infantile Search for Heroic Leaders," Native Son Writes...
The need for a "leader", a "president, king, emperor, or prophet, messenger, or representative of a GOD" is very strong in human history and a failed doctrine as history will attest.
In 1840 the newly formed "Republic of Texas" called all of the Plains Tribes "Chiefs" in Texas (mostly Comanche) together for a "peace conference." When they were gathered in the "Council House" the Texans changed the rules of negotiations and when the Comanches protested and desired to withdraw, the Texans opened up on them with newly acquired Colt Revolvers, killing more than thirty Comanche Chiefs who had arrived as agreed, unarmed. This began what history would later record as the most bloody period in the history of both the Texans and the Comanches. It also altered the Comanche leadership approach. From that day forward, no man was called a Chief by the Comanche. From that day forward ALL Comanches were chiefs.
They learned from the "Council House Massacre." They were successful, and in 1868 after forty eight additional years of bloody war, the US capitulated at the Treaty of Medicine Lodge Creek they surrendered to the Comanche, in every way.
The Comanche were later defeated by the fact that they had allowed themselves to be confined on relatively small tracts of land (which later became even smaller, and then disappeared altogether), disarmed and dismounted.
They made the same mistake TWICE (a deadly formula when dealing with Americans / Christians / Civilized People), but they succeeded where no other tribes had, by realizing that there is no real need for leaders only those who carry out the decisions of the majority, FOR the majority something modern humanity if it ever learned, has abandoned for the present aberration in "leadership" which has led to destruction and disaster except for a few.
The USA never has been an "example for all to follow," but it could be simply by learning from the mistakes of the past, and changing the mistaken behavior. It could be a refreshing change from historys long accounting, if the present US administration were to become the negative example for all time its up to us all. There may not be enough time left for any more mistakes like these.
From its beginning, the USA has always been under the control of "special interests." In the eighteenth century, it was slavery/agriculture, and the beginning of the industrial revolution; in the nineteenth century it was the railroad "tycoons" and industrial "robber barons." In the twentieth century, it was big oil and big business.
The American people in the twenty first century can either make the choice to be the "negative" or the "positive" example for history by making very important and essential changes in the leadership technique which would be an example of true power.
Or they can piss it all away and wait for Jesus to rescue them from themselves.
I am one of the descendants of one of those Comanches present for the 1868 Medicine Lodge Creek Treaty. I still do not have a "Chief." Nor do I need one.
The solution is in numbers of people aware of possibilities. Once PFMPE™ has a critical number of advocates, then the impossible becomes possible. PFMPE™ creates nanowaves that do not go away.
An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.
The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the people versus the banks.
If all the bank loans were paid, no one could have a bank deposit, and there would not be a dollar of coin or currency in circulation. This is a staggering thought. We are completely dependent on the commercial Banks. Someone has to borrow every dollar we have in circulation, cash or credit. If the Banks create ample synthetic money we are prosperous; if not, we starve. We are absolutely without a permanent money system. When one gets a complete grasp of the picture, the tragic absurdity of our hopeless position is almost incredible, but there it is. It is the most important subject intelligent persons can investigate and reflect upon. It is so important that our present civilization may collapse unless it becomes widely understood and the defects remedied very soon.
Seventh. The principle that the majority have a right to rule the minority, practically resolves all government into a mere contest between two bodies of men, as to which of them shall be masters, and which of them slaves; a contest, that however bloody can, in the nature of things, never be finally closed, so long as man refuses to be a slave.
On general principles of law and reason, the treaties, so called, which purport to be entered into with other nations, by persons calling themselves ambassadors, secretaries, presidents, and senators of the United States, in the name, and in behalf, of "the people of the United States," are of no validity. These so-called ambassadors, secretaries, presidents, and senators, who claim to be the agents of "the people of the United States," for making these treaties, can show no open, written, or other authentic evidence that either the whole "people of the United States," or any other open avowed, responsible body of men, calling themselves by that name ever authorized these pretended ambassadors and others to make treaties in the name of, or binding upon any one of, "the people of the United States," or any other open, avowed, responsible body of men, calling themselves by that name, ever authorized these pretended ambassadors, secretaries, and others, in their name and behalf, to recognize certain other persons, calling themselves emperors, kings, queens, and the like, as the rightful rulers, sovereigns, masters, or representatives of the different peoples whom they assume to govern, to represent, and to bind.
The "nations," as they are called, with whom our pretended ambassadors, secretaries, presidents, and senators profess to make treaties, are as much myths as our own. On general principles of law and reason, there are no such "nations." That is to say. neither the whole people of England, for example, nor any open, avowed, responsible body of men, calling themselves by that name, ever, by any open, written, or other authentic contract with each other, formed themselves into any bona fide, legitimate association or organization, or authorized any king, queen, or other representative to make treaties in their name, or to bind them, either individually, or as an association, by such treaties.
Our pretended treaties, then, being made with no legitimate or bona fide nations, or representatives of nations, and being made, on our part, by persons who have no legitimate authority to act for us, have intrinsically no more validity than a pretended treaty made by the Man in the Moon with the king of the Pleiades.
"When force is the standard, the murderer wins over the pickpocket, and then that society vanishes in a spread of ruins and slaughter. Do you wish to know whether that day is coming?
Watch Money. Money is a barometer of a society's virtue.
When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion when you see that in order to produce, you need permission from men who produce nothing when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors when you see men get richer by graft and pull than by work, and your laws don't protect you against them, but protect them against you when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice you may know that our society is doomed.
Money is so noble a medium that it does not compete with guns and it does not make terms with brutality. It will not permit a country to survive as half-property, half-loot. Whenever destroyers appear among men, they start by destroying money, for money is men's protection, and the base of a moral existence."
INDEPENDENCE (ATLAS SHRUGGED)
"Independence is the recognition of the fact that yours is the responsibility of judgment, and nothing can help you escape it that no substitute can do your thinking, as no pinch-hitter can live your life that the vilest form of self-abasement and self-destruction is the subordination of your mind to the mind of another, the acceptance of an authority over your brain, the acceptance of his assertions as facts, his say-so as truth, his edicts as middle-man between your consciousness and your existence."
WHEN EVIL WINS
The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum. Whenever evil wins, it is only by default by the moral failure of those who evade the fact that there can be no compromise on basic principles.
IF A DICTATORSHIP EVER COMES TO THIS COUNTRY
"If a dictatorship ever comes to this country, it will be by the default of those who keep silent. We are still free enough to speak. Do we have time? No one can tell."
CLOSED EYES OR MINDS
"If, in order to escape the responsibility of moral judgment, a man closes his eyes and mind, if he evades the facts of the issue and struggles not to know, he cannot be regarded as 'gray'; morally, he is as 'black' as they come."
"The man who produces while others dispose of his product is a slave."
"Whoever claims the right to redistribute the wealth produced by others is claiming the right to treat human beings as chattel."
POLITICAL FREEDOM AND ECONOMIC FREEDOM
"Intellectual freedom cannot exist without political freedom; political freedom cannot exist without economic freedom; a free mind and a free market are corollaries."
THE GREATEST THREAT TO MANKIND AND CIVILIZATION
"The greatest threat to mankind and civilization is the spread of the totalitarian philosophy. Its best ally is not the devotion of its followers but the confusion of its enemies. To fight it, we must understand it."
These things happened. They were glorious and they changed the world... and then we fucked up the end game.
Contra Marx, the issue isn't the private ownership of the means of production, but the private ownership of the means of profit without production; namely, private ownership of banks.
December 30, 2008 Response to Ellen Hodgson Brown
As I wrote to Mike privately awhile ago, the essence of his solution, Mathematically Perfected Economy, is at once an economic principle and an ethical one. The principle is that of non-intervention; a principle which is found at the heart of Democratic Theory. His conception appears to my mind as an economic analog to the conception of civil liberties which seeks to guarantee for each individual all those freedoms which are consistent with the same guarantee for every other individual. In its economic manifestation it can be stated as follows (Mike's definition of MPE): It is every prospective debtor's right to issue their promise to pay, free of extrinsic manipulation, adulteration, or exploitation of that promise, or the natural opportunity to make good on it.
From this perspective it should be abundantly clear that bankers as legally sanctioned usurers and faux creditors have no place in a democratic society. They are neither desirable nor necessary. They should be no more welcome than slave owners, political dictators or murderers. They have no right to insinuate themselves into economic relations as the only legal arbiters of debt and credit. But having done so, they have impaired every other freedom inherent to the democratic ideal and continue to prevent a truly free market economy from taking shape.
The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.
NY TIMES, OBAMA TAKES THE FIGHT TO McCAIN (AUGUST 28, 2008):
He said Mr. McCain was out of touch with the problems of everyday Americans. "Its not because John McCain doesn't care," he said. "It's because John McCain doesnt get it."
[True enough. But the question is, has either potential next president of the United States accounted for irreversible multiplication of debt, so that any program they might grant temporary favor will succeed where every aspect of industry will ultimately and soon fail under terminal indebtedness?]
I don't think it's good policy for a President or President-Elect to second-guess Fed policy, which is an independent body.
[Evidently then, Mr. Obama "doesn't get it," either.]
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery,
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."
RE: Another bank failure — it must be Friday — have a great weekend! (Georgia regulators close Integrity Bank, 10th bank to fail, Friday, August 29, 2008 8:31 PM)
Having been on the RTC's (FDIC resolution subsidiary) takeover crews in the '80s and having baby sat banks awaiting takeover in the '90s, I know a couple things.
First, a bank doesn't go on any list that's so big as might panic the public (hence not Citi or Wachovia). The big ones will qualify for very confidential resolution (as in the huge Texas S&L taken by BoA in the late '80s).
Second, the vast majority won't be able to find an acquirer without at least technical takeover (FDIC puts up cash and wipes out equity) and they certainly won't be able to sell stock.
And third, after they're into the discount window, the only thing that prevents their getting the rude visitation on Friday at 5pm from about 40 FDIC takeover employees is there aren't enough of those takeover crews to get the job done in one weekend; er, and a Congressional appropriation to cover the losses that the FDIC can't absorb. I bet they need about 50 crews right now based on the reported extent of discount window borrowing — and have only a couple.
Greenspan Concedes Error on Regulation
WASHINGTON For years, a Congressional hearing with Alan Greenspan was a marquee event. Lawmakers doted on him as an economic sage. Markets jumped up or down depending on what he said. Politicians in both parties wanted the maestro on their side.
But on Thursday, almost three years after stepping down as chairman of the Federal Reserve, a humbled Mr. Greenspan admitted that he had put too much faith in the self-correcting power of free markets and had failed to anticipate the self-destructive power of wanton mortgage lending.
"Those of us who have looked to the self-interest of lending institutions to protect shareholders' equity [versus sustainability], myself included, are in a state of shocked disbelief," he told the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
Of course, "markets" are hardly free if they are subject to a currency which can only multiply indebtedness into terminal sums of debt. In fact all along the way to terminal failure, true producers are deprived to ever greater degrees of just compensation for their production, until of course they are dispossessed even of the opportunity and their right to produce.
But the purported humility therefore is a lie. Greenspan isn't about to support rectifying the system of its inherent faults. On the contrary, while he feigns apology, he means to ensure the perpetuation of that unjust system. Every president since and including Gerald Ford was offered the opportunity and way to resolve these issues via mathematically perfected economy™. None answered, and particularly Mr. Greenspan, not only because they all knew then that they were wrong, but because despite being wrong, they intended instead to perpetuate the irreversible multiplication of that unearned taking.
We, the government of the United States of America, have decided to return the sovereignty of your minds and bodies to you, the citizens of this great republic. We know that there are many who will disagree with this decision, preferring that the government retain rights of ownership regarding the minds and persons of adult individuals. We are prepared to face the reality that those who disagree with the granting of various previously circumscribed personal freedoms will perhaps muster sufficient votes to defeat us at the ballot box. This does not concern us as much as does the usurpation of the most basic of personal rights by those elected to serve rather than to rule. We are convinced that the herd mentality enforced by the assumption unto ourselves of the preventative administration of those rights is not the plan of those who framed our constitution and, as sworn servants of that Constitution, we resolve to cease the levying of criminal sanctions on the exercise of personal preferences in regards to victimless activities of all description. It is our devout hope and firm belief that there is no alternative to the non-obstruction of full mature adult choice in matters of personal discretion if the citizenry is to come to the full maturity appropriate to dealing with the very real problems that face us as a people. Thank you and God Bless America.
We must become ourselves before someone else does.
You have been telling the people that this is the Eleventh Hour.
Here are the things that must be considered:
Where are you living?
It is time to speak your Truth.
This could be a good time!
Know the river has its destination.
See who is there with you and celebrate.
The time of the lonely wolf is over.
We are the ones we have been waiting for.
An elder Cherokee was teaching his grandchildren about life. He said to them, "A fight is going on inside me... It is a terrible fight, and it is between two wolves. One wolf represents fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, pride and superiority. The other wolf stands for joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. This same fight is going on inside of you, and every other person too."
One child asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"
Grandfather replied, "The one I feed."
I am only one. I can not do everything, but I can do something. And because I can not do everything, I will not refuse to do the something I can do. What I can do, I should do. And what I should do, by the grace of God, I will do.
It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of nationalism can long survive when men have seen the Earth in its true perspective as a single small globe against the stars.
"So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men."
The majority is rapidly becoming disenfranchised by a stampede of mortgage foreclosures and resultant crash of real estate equity; by fuel prices that compel independent truckers to abandon their rigs on the highway; by a shut tight job market and so forth. Businesses are closing. Construction has come to a halt. And all the disenfranchised are hamstrung by increasingly lunatic legislation and irrational and intrusive ordinances. If anyone in government were inclined to address these and a multitude of similarly bleak issues, they would have the support of the majority. Government of the status quo, by the status quo and for the status quo would yield to government of, by and for the people.
REGARDING "ECONOMIC" PROGRAMS OF THE ENTIRE FIELD OF 2008 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES (Ron Paul included)
The best any of these guys can promise you is a deck chair on the Titanic.
REGARDING ALL THE "ECONOMISTS" SUDDENLY RENOUNCING SYMPTOMS, SYMPTOMS, SYMPTOMS... REFUSING TO PRONOUNCE PFMPE™'S THESIS OF INHERENT MULTIPLICATION OF DEBT AND INHERENT SOLUTION
They can't be that dumb. They are just selling the market short, as well as their countrymen.
THE ONLY WAY TO PREVAIL
Disarm the enemy. Outlaw INTEREST!
Monday, July 28, 2008 "Obama Doesn't Sweat. He should." http://www.GregPalast.com
In swing-state Colorado, the Republican Secretary of State conducted the biggest purge of voters in history, dumping a fifth of all registrations. Guess their color.
In swing-state Florida, the state is refusing to accept about 85,000 new registrations from voter drives overwhelming Black voters.
In swing state New Mexico, HALF of the Democrats of Mora, a dirt poor and overwhelmingly Hispanic county, found their registrations disappeared this year, courtesy of a Republican voting contractor.
In swing states Ohio and Nevada, new federal law is knocking out tens of thousands of voters who lost their homes to foreclosure.
My investigations partner spoke directly to Barack Obama about it. (When your partner is Robert F. Kennedy Jr., candidates take your phone call.) The cool, cool Senator Obama told Kennedy he was "concerned" about the integrity of the vote in the Southwest in particular.
He's concerned. I'm sweating.
It's time SOMEBODY raised the alarm about these missing voters; not to save Obama's candidacy journalists should stay the heck away from partisan endorsements but raise the alarm to save our sick democracy.
Bush is so far away from his refugee loser roots that he just doesn't get what it is to be American. So he steals the one thing that every American is handed off the boat: a chance. When they take away your Social Security and overtime and tell you sleeper cells are sleeping under your staircase, you don't take a chance, you lose your chance, and the land of opportunity becomes a landscape of fear and suspicion, an armed madhouse.
You want to say that George Bush is an evil sonovabitch? I'd go further: he's UN-AMERICAN.
And that's why he lost the election. TWICE.
Went to see the captain, strangest I could find,
Ship of fools on a cruel sea, ship of fools sail away from me.
Saw your first ship sink and drown, from rockin of the boat,
Ship of fools on a cruel sea, ship of fools sail away from me.
The bottles stand as empty, as they were filled before.
Ship of fools on a cruel sea, ship of fools sail away from me.
It was later than I thought when I first believed you,
Lyrics by Robert Hunter "we must become ourselves before someone else does"
You might think I'm getting senile, that I've gone off my rocker, and maybe I have. But someone has to speak up. I hardly recognize this country anymore.
The most famous business leaders are not the innovators but the guys in handcuffs. While we're fiddling in Iraq , the Middle East is burning and nobody seems to know what to do. And the press is waving 'pom-poms' instead of asking hard questions. That's not the promise of the 'America' my parents and yours traveled across the ocean for. I've had enough. How about you?
I'll go a step further. You can't call yourself a patriot if you're not outraged. This is a fight I'm ready and willing to have.
The Biggest 'C' is Crisis!
Leaders are made, not born. Leadership is forged in times of crisis. It's easy to sit there with your feet up on the desk and talk theory. Or send someone else's kids off to war when you've never seen a battlefield yourself. It's another thing to lead when your world comes tumbling down.
On September 11, 2001, we needed a strong leader more than any other time in our history. We needed a steady hand to guide us out of the ashes. A Hell of a Mess, so here's where we stand. We're immersed in a bloody war with no plan for winning and no plan for leaving. We're running the biggest deficit in the history of the country. We're losing the manufacturing edge to Asia, while our once-great companies are getting slaughtered by health care costs. Gas prices are skyrocketing, and nobody in power has a coherent energy policy. Our schools are in trouble. Our borders are like sieves. The middle class is being squeezed every which way. These are times that cry out for leadership.
But when you look around, you've got to ask: 'Where have all the leaders gone?' Where are the curious, creative communicators? Where are the people of character, courage, conviction, omnipotence and common sense?
I may be a sucker for alliteration, but I think you get the point.
Name me a leader who has a better idea for homeland security than making us take off our shoes in airports and throw away our shampoo?
We've spent billions of dollars building a huge new bureaucracy, and all we know how to do is react to things that have already happened.
Name me one leader who emerged from the crisis of Hurricane Katrina. Congress has yet to spend a single day evaluating the response to the hurricane, or demanding accountability for the decisions that were made in the crucial hours after the storm.
Everyone's hunkering down, fingers crossed, hoping it doesn't happen again. Now, that's just crazy. Storms happen. Deal with it. Make a plan. Figure out what you're going to do the next time.
Name me an industry leader who is thinking creatively about how we can restore our competitive edge in manufacturing. Who would have believed that there could ever be a time when 'The Big Three' referred to Japanese car companies? How did this happen, and more important, what are we going to do about it?
Name me a government leader who can articulate a plan for paying down the debit [sic, "debt"], or solving the energy crisis or managing the health care problem. The silence is deafening [or Google mathematically perfected economy™]. But these are the crises that are eating away at our country and milking the middle class dry.
I have news for the gang in Congress. We didn't elect you to sit on your asses and do nothing and remain silent while our democracy is being hijacked and our greatness is being replaced with mediocrity. What is everybody so afraid of? That some bonehead on Fox News will call them a name? Give me a break. Why don't you guys show some spine for a change?
Are Americans unusually stupid or is it something our President put in the water? As millions surrender their homes and sacrifice other standards of our nation's economic and political reputation to the caprice of the Bush-Cheney imperium, a majority of voters tell pollsters that they might vote for a candidate who promises more of the same.
Why does Paris Hilton sound smarter than McCain ?
Because the #1 requirement to be a Republican nominee is to be a dimwit and for a Democratic nominee to be a smart feel-good BSer. Born-and-bred American dopes have to fight it out between a dimwit and a BSer. And these dopes want to export their political system to the world!
Watching the American political football safely from high up in the bleachers (a precaution when dopes fight it out in a brawl),
Americans ARE screwed because...
Americans ARE screwed because they do have the worst government that money CAN buy.
Has America Developed a Bad System?
Has America Developed a Bad System?
The best evidence of a bad econo-political system is that it breeds bad behavior by constantly encouraging it and rewarding it, sometimes merely by not punishing it. Long enough encouragement of bad behavior starts to breed bad people from top to bottom. It develops into a bad culture.
The bad system in America keeps getting "badder" and badder every day. If you are optimistic about Americas future you need to visit a shrink. If you harbor fantasy of Obama changing the system for the better you are delusional. Obamas election is a confirmation of the bad system. The same also applies if McCain had won. Only bad person can be elected to be the President and only a really bad man can be appointed as the Chairman of the Federal Reserve. Business Crooks, led by Bankrupters and Fraudsters of New York City (BFNYC), who hold the real power in America, demand that only a corrupt and corruptible person hold these positions of power!
"The most amazing part of the discussion was the opinion that no wage inflation mitigated the asset inflation. I think this is the very cause of the current problem.
FED policy that exacerbates inflation while benefiting wall street will make the problem significantly worse.
I think anyone who doesn't understand this should visit a shopping mall.
In south west Florida in Naples, Sarasota and Tampa the stores are having half price sales and the stores are still empty!
Sears is going to offer a 30% discount on Kenmore appliances and that still won't clear inventory.
How is it that economists of this stature don't seem to recognize that the bottom 60% (perhaps higher...I am guessing about this) of wage earners contribute significant amounts to GDP through their purchases and they are out of money?
My brother in law is selling a trailer/camper and has put an add in the paper. His phone is ringing off the hook from people who want it to have a place to live!"
Reader response to "The Big Picture" article, "Nobel Laurelates on the Economy," April 27, 2008
Patrice Hill in The Washington Times reports:
Quote: "Costco and other grocery stores in California reported a run on rice, which has forced them to set limits on how many sacks of rice each customer can buy. Filipinos in Canada are scooping up all the rice they can find and shipping it to relatives in the Philippines, which is suffering a severe shortage that is leaving many people hungry.
While farmers here and abroad generally are benefiting from the high prices, even they have been burned by a tidal wave of investors and speculators pouring into the futures markets for corn, wheat, rice and other commodities and who are driving up prices in a way that makes it difficult for farmers to run their businesses.
'Something is wrong,' said National Farmers Union President Tom Buis, adding that the CFTC's refusal to rein in speculators will force farmers and consumers to take their case to Congress.
'It may warrant congressional intervention,' he said. 'The public is all too aware of the recent credit crisis on Wall Street. We don't want a lack of oversight and regulation to lead to a similar crisis in rural America.'" End Quote.
Note to Tom Buis: You cannot stop crack-up boom behavior with price controls any more than you can stop a tsunami with a sand bar.
When you peel back the curtain on Oz, you discover that all the magic has been created through the illusion of inflation from utilizing the dollar as the world's reserve currency coupled with massive deficit spending on non-consumption, non-investment.
And like Oz, once the curtain has been pulled back and the reality exposed, the magic disappears.
Posted by: Winston Munn | Apr 27, 2008 12:24:03 PM, to "The Big Picture" article, "Nobel Laurelates on the Economy," April 27, 2008
Dollar to fall to metals in upcoming rallies, rate hikes soon wont be able to fix economic problems, real inflation understated for years, USDX contracts plummet, why aren't people fleeing from the stock market... Exchange Traded Funds are a disaster, losses from global write downs, Fed still invited to intervene in spite of failures...
The dollar has once again collapsed. Get ready for the next dollar debacle and the coming rally in gold and silver which have just broken out. The elitists have lost all credibility. The would-be lords of the universe have told so many pathological lies that no one "in the know" believes anything emanating from the forked tongues of Buck-Busting, Bear-Bashing, Big-Ben Bernanke and Hanky Panky Paulson. If our Fed Head and Treasury Secretary had been characters in the Walt Disney movie entitled "Pinocchio," their noses would have quickly grown to lengths that could have been wrapped around the earth's equator several times. God would have had to reverse the earth's rotation to extricate them.
People are having to choose between gas, meals and medication.
When you believe in things that you dont understand, and you suffer superstition is the way.
The coward threatens when he is safe.
Only the winners decide what were war crimes.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
The first casualty when war comes is the truth.
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
Conquered states that have been accustomed to liberty and the government of their own laws can be held by the conqueror in three different ways. The first is to ruin them; the second, for the conqueror to go and reside there in person; and the third is to allow them to continue to live under their own laws, subject to a regular tribute, and to create in them a government of a few, who will keep the country friendly to the conqueror.
How many does it take to metamorphose wickedness into righteousness? One man must not kill. If he does, it is murder.... But a state or nation may kill as many as they please, and it is not murder. It is just, necessary, commendable, and right. Only get people enough to agree to it, and the butchery of myriads of human beings is perfectly innocent. But how many does it take?
Give me the money that has been spent in war and I will clothe every man, woman, and child in an attire of which kings and queens will be proud. I will build a schoolhouse in every valley over the whole earth. I will crown every hillside with a place of worship consecrated to peace.
Our enemies never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people; and neither do we.
Bush on the Couch Deep Down He Knows
I have enough sympathy for anybody in that position that I wouldnt say hes mentally deranged: I feel sorry for him. I think he must know that hes going to go down in history as the most incompetent president since Buchanan. He came to the White House knowing nothing about national and international policy and consequently relied on Washington veterans who proved to be incompetent ideologues who got him, and the country, into very deep trouble. Now hes in a hole, and Im sure he doesnt know what to do and has that hopeless, helpless feeling.
Bush on the Couch The Vessel
I think Bush didnt have a view of America's role in the world until after 9/11, and then it was provided to him by those around him in power. They had two big ideas: One was to depose Saddam and use Iraq as a base to pacify, in an imperial way, the Middle East, and to control its oil. The second big idea, carried over by the vice-president and the secretary of Defense, was that of the unitary presidency. It also fits in with a kind of messianic belief on the part of the president that he did have a great purpose in life even though he had up until that time not discovered that, and his great purpose was to destroy international terrorism and overthrow dictators and spread democracy.
I think he's not totally delusional. The escalation is the last gasp. He had to give it, in his own mind, one more try. The most interesting thing he said was about a year and a half ago: "This war will not be solved in my presidency." And that was his exit strategy, I think. He had concluded that he did not expect to achieve success.
He clings to a thought that in 20 or 25 years, history will maybe prove him right, and people will say he really knew what he was doing. But throughout all of this, he has seemed so blithe and casual about death and destruction. It would have kept me awake at night. I don't know how he does it. He must just turn it off.
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we are being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I am liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. Thats whats insane about it.
Most people prefer to believe their leaders are just and fair even in the face of evidence to the contrary, because once a citizen acknowledges that the government under which they live is lying and corrupt, the citizen has to choose what he or she will do about it.
To take action in the face of a corrupt government entails risks of harm to life and loved ones. To choose to do nothing is to surrender one's self-image of standing for principles. Most people do not have the courage to face that choice. Hence, most propaganda is not designed to fool the critical thinker, but only to give moral cowards an excuse not to think at all.
Most people want security in this world, not liberty.
I believe in only one thing: liberty; but I do not believe in liberty enough to want to force it upon anyone.
In the democracy of the dead all men at last are equal. There is neither rank nor station nor prerogative in the republic of the grave.
I offend a lot of sheep, and before it's over I will offend a lot more.
The next time you hear the cost of the Iraqi invasion, remember that Jesus Christ NEVER asked us to kill anyone. There has never been a Christian war. Only wars by organized churches who still blind the sheep.
TASTE MY JESUS
At the University of Chicago Divinity School each year they have what is called "Baptist Day." On this day each one is to bring a lunch to be eaten outdoors in a grassy picnic area. Every Baptist Day the school would invite one of the greatest minds to lecture in the theological education center.
One year they invited Dr. Paul Tillich. Dr. Tillich spoke for two and one-half hours proving that the resurrection of Jesus was false. He quoted scholar after scholar and book after book. He concluded that since there was no such thing as the historical resurrection, the religious tradition of the church was groundless, emotional mumbo-jumbo, because it was based on a relationship with a risen Jesus who in fact never rose from the dead in any literal sense. He then asked if there were any questions.
After about 30 seconds, an old, dark skinned preacher with a head of short-cropped, woolly white hair stood up in the back of the auditorium. "Docta Tillich, I got one question," he said as all eyes turned toward him. He reached into his sack lunch and pulled out an apple and began eating it.
"Docta Tillich..." crunch, munch... "My question is a simple question..." crunch, munch... "Now, I ain't never read them books you read..." crunch, munch... "and I can't recite the Scriptures in the original Greek..." crunch, munch... "I don't know nothin' about Niebuhr and Heidegger..." crunch, munch. He finished the apple. "All I wanna know is..."
"This apple I just ate... was it bitter or sweet?"
Dr. Tillich paused for a moment and answered in exemplary, scholarly fashion:
"I cannot possibly answer that question, for I haven't tasted your apple."
Patiently hearing the doctor's response, the white-haired preacher dropped the core of his apple into his crumpled paper bag, looked up at Dr. Tillich and said calmly, "Neither have you tasted my Jesus."
The 1,000 plus in attendance could not contain themselves. The auditorium erupted with applause and cheers. Dr. Tillich thanked his audience and promptly left the platform.'
The responsibility for wars falls solely upon the shoulders of these same masses of people, for they have all the necessary means to avert war in their own hands. In part by their apathy, in part by their passivity, and in part actively, these same masses of people make possible the catastrophes under which they themselves suffer more than anyone else. To stress this guilt on the part of the masses of people, to hold them solely responsible, means to take them seriously. On the other hand, to commiserate masses of people as victims, means to treat them as small, helpless children. The former is the attitude held by genuine freedom fighters; the latter that attitude held by power-thirsty politicians.
The process of deception has to be conscious, or it would not be carried out with sufficient precision, but it also has to be unconscious, or it would bring with it a feeling of falsity and hence of guilt.... To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just so long as it is needed, to deny the existence of objective reality and all the while to take account of the reality which one denies all this is indispensably necessary.
"Actions are held to be good or bad, not on their own merits, but according to who does them. There is almost no kind of outrage torture, imprisonment without trial, assassination, the bombing of civilians which does not change its moral color when it is committed by 'our' side. The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them."
"We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men."
"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."
A tragic situation exists precisely when virtue does not triumph but when it is still felt that man is nobler than the forces which destroy him.
All political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.
Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
I sometimes think that the price of liberty is not so much eternal vigilance as eternal dirt.
In our age there is no such thing as 'keeping out of politics.' All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.
Men are only as good as their technical development allows them to be.
It is almost universally felt that when we call a country democratic we are praising it; consequently, the defenders of every kind of regime claim that it is a democracy, and fear that they might have to stop using the word if it were tied down to any one meaning.
War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.
Hal Turner Blogspot — (http://halturnershow.blogspot.com/2008/12/16-billion-of-bank-bailout-money-went.html), December 21, 2008
Washington, DC — The government's General Account Office reports that $1.6 Billion of the taxpayer bailout money given to banks, has been spent on executive bonuses, stock options and country club memberships!
This grotesque and reprehensible mis-use of our hard-earned tax money has caused me to blow a gasket in anger. Who the hell do these rich banker fucks think they are to use our tax money in such a way after they literally BEGGED us for help, claiming their banks would go broke without it?
The government reports that 600 banking executives got the money. If I had my way, I would ask 600 of my fellow taxpayers to walk up to each of those 600 bankers and punch the living shit out of them wherever they could be found.
"The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists."
No matter what we attempt to do, no matter to what fields we turn our efforts, we are dependent on power. We have to evolve means of obtaining energy from stores which are forever inexhaustible, to perfect methods which do not imply consumption and waste of any material whatever. If we use fuel to get our power, we are living on our capital and exhausting it rapidly. This method is barbarous and wantonly wasteful and will have to be stopped in the interest of coming generations.
A nation can survive its fools and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly against the city. But the traitor moves among those within the gates freely, his sly whispers rustling through all alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears no traitor; he speaks in the accents familiar to his victim, and he wears their face and their garments and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation; he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city; he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared. The traitor is the plague.
I have named the destroyers of nations: comfort, plenty, and security out of which grow a bored and slothful cynicism, in which rebellion against the world as it is, and myself as I am, are submerged in listless self-satisfaction.
The only security for the American people today, or for any people, is to be found through the control of force rather than the use of force.
No man survives when freedom fails, the best men rot in filthy jails, and those who cry 'appease, appease' are hanged by those they tried to please.
Power always has to be kept in check; power exercised in secret, especially under the cloak of national security, is doubly dangerous.
A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude.
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
Gradually by selective breeding the congenital differences between rulers and ruled will increase until they become almost a different species. A revolt of plebs will become as unthinkable as an organized insurrection of sheep against the practice of eating mutton.
The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who in times of great moral crisis maintain their neutrality.
Scientific societies are as yet in their infancy.... It is to be expected that advances in physiology and psychology will give governments much more control over individual mentality than they now have even in totalitarian countries. Fitche laid it down that education should aim at destroying free will, so that, after pupils have left school, they shall be incapable, throughout the rest of their lives, of thinking or acting otherwise than as their schoolmasters would have wished.
Beware of the leader who bangs of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double edged sword. It emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind.
When the drums of war have reached a fervor pitch, and the blood boils with hate and the mind is closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and blinded by patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader, and do it gladly so.
How do I know? I know, for this is what I have done.
It is not we non-interventionists who are isolationists.
The real isolationists are those who impose sanctions and embargoes on countries and peoples across the globe... and who choose to use force overseas [purportedly] to promote democracy... a counterproductive approach that actually leads the U.S. to be more resented and more isolated in the world.
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs.
All our lauded technological progress — our very civilization — is like the axe in the hand of the pathological criminal.
Those who have the privilege to know, have the duty to act.
The problems we face today cannot be solved by the minds that created them.
The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm, but because of those who abide by the harm without doing anything.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.
Perversion means many things in many dictionaries, but in reality it points at people that confuse and fail to separate the matters of nature, society and spirit. Since most either do not acknowledge or understand the third (spiritual) they miss all of the spiritual reality and mix it in with nature and social values (civilization), and that is perversion.
In such a mess, people fail to differentiate between natural and social values, in which case they again miss both together and we all find ourselves in the state of a primate surrounded by technology that he does not understand, a primate who is governed by fear, greed, violence and sex. Such a beast needs to be controlled by the law, and we will end up in a society with hardly any personal liberties and most of all we will lose our individualities, which is of the spirit and referred to as the soul. Hence, losing ones soul means losing ones individuality.
All and everything known to us belongs to one of the three realities known to us: the nature, the world (various societies, civilizations, laws) and the spirit. Failing to recognize what belongs where will prevent you from seeing and understanding anything on this site and everywhere you live and walk. Its not an issue of good and bad, or just or unjust, fair or unfair, right or wrong, but an issue of sight: to simply see whats what and where it belongs.
"Freedom is never an achieved state. Like electricity, we must keep generating it, or the lights go out. We now witness a fire sale of American liberty at the bargain basement price of the false promise of security. The America being designed this moment will not resemble the America we have been defending. The danger is not that Big Brother may storm the castle gates. The danger is that Americans will not realize he is already inside the castle walls."
A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.
The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
The secret of happiness is freedom. And the secret of freedom is courage.
I am not blaming those who are resolved to rule, only those who show an even greater readiness to submit.
Take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the oppressed. Silence comforts the tormenter, never the tormented.
"There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest."
FDIC Severely Undercapitalized To Handle Coming Bank Failures Monday, July 28, 2008, 3:10:00 PM EST
Because all of us here at JSMineset care, here is the FDIC and SIPC missive from this weekend.
Have you protected yourself?
FDIC Insurance quoted by all banks to calm the fear of depositors is another exercise in smoke and mirrors. This can be seen in the recent commentary from FDIC on last week's takeover of the insolvent banks, First National and First Heritage.
The FDIC notes that this bailout cost only $862 million dollars, or 0.30 percent of the $13.4 trillion dollars insured at approximately 8500 insured institutions.
We know the FDIC had net assets of $53 billion before IndyMac, which according to the FDIC will cost them between $4 billion and $8 billion. Taking the lower estimate and last week's double-header, the FDIC's available assets would have been reduced from $53 billion to $48 billion. We therefore have $48 billion in available funds guaranteeing $13.4 trillion in deposits. By rounding out the total FDIC assets, they represent 0.35% of what is insured.
This amounts to a vastly undercapitalized insurance company that makes outrageous claims, guaranteeing all US depositors up to $100,000 through 8,500 institutions.
I estimate that with the failure of one more major bank and ten reasonably sized regional banks, the FDIC will be screaming for additional capital. That is monetizing bankrupt banks. This is true because the funds will come from public money.
Are you still in a freeze frame about protecting yourself?
Think about the other smoke and mirror game called SIPC that your broker assures you will take care of any loss in client assets, which is capitalized at $1.5 billion. Any of the big 6 has more than that in customer assets. It is possible that just one account at one of the big six has that amount alone.
You might consider all the calming brokers speaking about the additional insurance they carry for their clients, written to the firm for the benefit of their clients, even though your name is not on it. Now we all trust our brokers to do right by us, don't we?
I wonder how long a bankruptcy judge would take to distribute the secondary funds to clients. I am sure it would take at least a few years.
If such an event were to occur, I imagine the dollar would be confetti by the time of distribution.
Because we fear the responsibility for our actions, we have allowed ourselves to develop the mentality of slaves. Contrary to the stirring sentiments of the Declaration of Independence, we now pledge "our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor" not to one another for our mutual protection, but to the state, whose actions continue to exploit, despoil, and destroy us.
Declaration of Arbroath a reply to the excommunication of Robert the Bruce for recapturing Berwick, as sent to Pope John XXII on behalf of the community of the realm of Scotland, 1320 A.D.:
"It is not for glory or riches or honours that we fight, but only for liberty, which no good man will consent to lose but with his life."
The price of freedom is death.
WHEN A PERSON PLACES THE PROPER VALUE ON FREEDOM
When a person places the proper value on freedom, there is nothing under the sun that he will not do to acquire that freedom. Whenever you hear a man saying he wants freedom, but in the next breath he is going to tell you what he won't do to get it, or what he doesn't believe in doing in order to get it, he doesn't believe in freedom. A man who believes in freedom will do anything under the sun to acquire... or preserve his freedom.
I BELIEVE IN THE BROTHERHOOD OF MAN Dec. 12 1964, New York City
I believe in the brotherhood of man, all men, but I don't believe in brotherhood with anybody who doesn't want brotherhood with me. I believe in treating people right, but I'm not going to waste my time trying to treat somebody right who doesn't know how to return the treatment.
EXPLOITATION AND CRIME LOS ANGELES, 1962
And as far as your mayor is concerned. I should say their mayor. A man named Yorty.... a professional liar. A professional liar... who has mastered the art of using half truths... put it in the paper that they broke into our religious place of worship and got records that they can use to prove that most of us have criminal records. You can't be a Negro in America and not have a criminal record. Martin Luther King has been detained. James Farmer has been detained. Why you can't name a black man in this country who is sick and tired of the Hell that he has been catching who hasn't been to jail....
They put Moses in jail. They put Daniel in Jail. Why you haven't got a man of God in the Bible that wasn't put to jail when they started speaking out against exploitation and oppression.
They charged Jesus with sedition. Didn't they do that?
They said he was against Caesar. They said he was discriminating, because he told his disciples, go not the way of the gentiles, but rather go to the lost sheep. He discriminated. Don't go near the gentiles. Go to the lost sheep. Go to the oppressed. Go to the downtrodden. Go to the exploited. Go to the people who don't know who they are. Go to the people who are lost from the knowledge of themselves, and who are strangers in the land which is not theirs. Go to those people. Go to the slaves. Go to the second class citizen. Go to the ones who are suffering the brunt of Caesar's brutality.
"Patrick Henry did not say, 'Give me absolute safety or give me death.'"
"There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic laws on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one in a million is able to diagnose."
"Most Americans have no real understanding of the operation of the international money lenders ["Federal Reserve" System and related "central banks"]. The accounts of the Federal Reserve system have never been audited. It operates outside the control of Congress and manipulates the credit of the United States."
Speech upon the Right of Election, 1790. (Speeches. Dublin, 1808.) as quoted in the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, NY, 1953, p 167 and also in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, Boston, 1968, p 479:
It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt.
Non cooperation with evil is as much a duty as cooperation with good.
An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.
Western democracy is a great idea. Someone should give it a go.
The Roots of Violence:
Wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, worship without sacrifice, politics without principles.
"It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error."
From her book "(Not) Keeping Up with Our Parents," in Utne Reader, 5-6/08, p. 40.
"The level of U.S. household debt has risen consistently over the course of the century, climbing from just 33.2 percent of disposable income in 1949 to 102.2 percent in 2000, and to 131.8 percent in 2005, making it the highest ever measured in our national history."
"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed and hence clamorous to be led to safety by an endless series of hobgoblins."
"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."
"There's seldom been control of a new federal agency that wasn't sold by the most efficient fund-raising politicians to the wealthiest pressure groups within four years of its inception."
"People who think of government as the institution to entrust with enough power to right all the world's wrongs seem to never consider that they must thereby give it enough power to do wrong to all the world's rights. In fact, they seem NEVER to consider what the founders always thought was obvious: that the 'good guys' will NOT always be in charge!"
"The tyranny of a principal in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy."
John Swinton was called by his peers, "the Dean of his profession." He was asked in 1953 to give a toast before the New York Press Club:
There is no such thing, at this date of the worlds history, in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinions out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours, my occupation would be gone. The business of the Journalists is to destroy the truth; To lie outright; To pervert; To vilify; To fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it and what folly is this toasting an independent press? We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.
"Life is a daily IQ test. Regarding liberty, it seems that most people are failing the test. It is up to those of us who can see what is right to make sure we do not give up the fight."
"Tyranny is always better organized than freedom."
"There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root."
"Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison."
"Let us know and conform only to the fashions of eternity."
"We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids but by an infinite expectation of the dawn, which does not forsake us in our soundest sleep. I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor. It is something to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful, but it is more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which we morally can do. To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts."
"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation."
"As if you could kill time without injuring eternity."
"I was not born to be forced. I will breathe after my own fashion."
"I am disappointed to find that most that I am and value myself for is lost, or worse than lost, on my audience. I fail to get even the attention of the mass. I should suit them better if I suited myself less. I feel the public demand an average man average thoughts and manners not originality, nor even absolute excellence. You cannot interest them except as you are like them and sympathize with them."
"Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion. What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate."
"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, to discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practice resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to be mean, why then to get the whole and genuine meanness of it, and publish its meanness to the world; or if it were sublime, to know it by experience, and to be able to give a true account of it in my next excursion."
"By all kinds of traps and signboards, threatening the extreme penalty of the divine law, exclude such trespassers from the only ground which can be sacred to you. It is so hard to forget what it is worse than useless to remember! If I am to be a thoroughfare, I prefer that it be of the mountain brooks, the Parnassian streams, and not the town sewers."
"We select granite for the underpinning of our houses and barns; we build fences of stone; but we do not ourselves rest on an underpinning of granitic truth, the lowest primitive rock. Our sills are rotten. What stuff is the man made of who is not coexistent in our thought with the purest and subtlest truth?"
"Shall the mind be a public arena, where the affairs of the street and the gossip of the tea-table chiefly are discussed? Or shall it be a quarter of heaven itself- an hypaethral temple, consecrated to the service of the gods? I find it so difficult to dispose of the few facts which to me are significant, that I hesitate to burden my attention with those which are insignificant, which only a divine mind could illustrate. Such is, for the most part, the news in newspapers and conversation. It is important to preserve the mind's chastity in this respect."
"Men were making speeches to him all over the country, but each expressed only the thought, or the want of thought, of the multitude. No man stood on truth. They were merely banded together, as usual one leaning on another, and all together on nothing; as the Hindus made the world rest on an elephant, the elephant on a tortoise, and the tortoise on a serpent, and had nothing to put under the serpent."
"Do we call this the land of the free? What is it to be free from King George and continue to be the slaves of King Prejudice? What is it to be born free and not to live free? What is the value of any political freedom, but as a means to moral freedom?"
"The inefficient offer their inefficiency to the highest bidder, and are forever expecting to be put into office. One would suppose that they were rarely disappointed."
"Let nothing come between you and the light."
"We are provincial, because we do not find at home our standards; because we do not worship truth, but the reflection of truth; because we are warped and narrowed by an exclusive devotion to trade and commerce and manufactures and agriculture and the like, which are but means, and not the end."
"In accumulating property for ourselves or our posterity, in founding a family or a state, or acquiring fame even, we are mortal; but in dealing with truth we are immortal, and need fear no change or accident."
"As a snow-drift is formed where there is a lull in the wind, so, one would say, where there is a lull of truth, an institution springs up. But the truth blows right on over it, nevertheless, and at length blows it down."
"America is said to be the arena on which the battle of freedom is to be fought; but surely it cannot be freedom in a merely political sense that is meant. Even if we grant that the American has freed himself from a political tyrant, he is still the slave of an economical and moral tyrant."
"Those things which now most engage the attention of men, as politics and the daily routine, are, it is true, vital functions of human society, but should be unconsciously performed, like the corresponding functions of the physical body. They are infrahuman, a kind of vegetation. I sometimes awake to a half-consciousness of them going on about me, as a man may become conscious of some of the processes of digestion in a morbid state, and so have the dyspepsia, as it is called. It is as if a thinker submitted himself to be rasped by the great gizzard of creation. Politics is, as it were, the gizzard of society, full of grit and gravel, and the two political parties are its two opposite halves sometimes split into quarters, it may be, which grind on each other. Not only individuals, but states, have thus a confirmed dyspepsia, which expresses itself, you can imagine by what sort of eloquence. Thus our life is not altogether a forgetting, but also, alas! to a great extent, a remembering, of that which we should never have been conscious of, certainly not in our waking hours. Why should we not meet, not always as dyspeptics, to tell our bad dreams, but sometimes as eupeptics, to congratulate each other on the ever-glorious morning? I do not make an exorbitant demand, surely."
"They have exiled me now from their society and I am pleased, because humanity does not exile except the one whose noble spirit rebels against despotism and oppression. He who does not prefer exile to slavery is not free by any measure of freedom, truth and duty."
"The more corrupt the state, the more numerous its laws."
"As soon as laws are necessary for men, they are no longer fit for freedom."
"Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it."
http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article6399.html — DEFINITELY OUR QUOTE OF THE DAY, 12:17 9/22/2008
Don't let the prospect of a national crisis trick you into giving up your freedom, America. The people behind this scam are the same landsharks and flim-flam men who polluted the global marketplace with their snake oil and toxic sludge. These are the fraudsters who manufactured the crisis to begin with. This is just the latest installment of the Shock Doctrine; engineer a crisis, and then, steal whatever is left behind. Same sh**, different day. Be resolute. Don't budge. Our economic foundations may be crumbling, but or determination is not. This is our country, not Goldman Sach's. The people who destroyed America must be held to account. Their time is coming. Justice first.
"When you're taking flak, you must be over the target."
"Fifty-one percent of a nation can establish a totalitarian regime, suppress minorities and still remain democratic."
The water will never clear up 'til you get the hogs out of the creek.
First Inaugural Address, April 30, 1789
"The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people."
QUOTE OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN, OFTEN ATTRIBUTED TO WASHINGTON
"Government is not reason, and it is not eloquence; it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master: never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action."
"Liberty without learning is always in peril and learning without liberty is always in vain."
Ambition drove many men to become false; to have one thought locked in the breast, another ready on the tongue.
"Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained."
ADVICE TO YOUTH
The history of our race, and each individual's experience, are sown thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill and that a lie told well is immortal.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
THE RETURN ON MY MONEY
I am more concerned about the return of my money than the return on my money.
DO NOT FEAR THE ENEMY
"Do not fear the enemy, for your enemy can only take your life. It is far better that you fear the media, for they will steal your Honor. That awful power, the public opinion of a nation, is created in America by a horde of ignorant, self-complacent simpletons who failed at ditching and shoe making and fetched up in journalism on their way to the poor house."
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
GOVERNMENT IS MERELY A SERVANT
"The government is merely a servant merely a temporary servant; it cannot be its prerogative to determine what is right and what is wrong, or to decide who is a patriot and who is not. Its function is to obey orders, not originate them."
IN THE BEGINNING OF CHANGE
"In the beginning of change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."
"Tell me please why this Patriot Act is being used for so many criminal investigations in this country, like petty drug cases, that have no connection with terrorism? If you give the government power, it will use that power; It will use all of that power and more."
"Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program."
"In the First Amendment, the Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to fulfill its essential role in our democracy. The press was to serve the governed, not the governors. The Government's power to censor the press was abolished so that the press would remain forever free to censure the Government. The press was protected so that it could bare the secrets of government and inform the people. Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government. And paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the government from deceiving the people and sending them off to distant lands to die of foreign fevers and foreign shot and shell."
"No one can find a safe way out for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interests, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle. None can stand aside with unconcern; the interests of everyone hang on the result."
"The idea that political freedom can be preserved in the absence of economic freedom, and vice versa, is an illusion. Political freedom is the corollary of economic freedom."
I am more convinced than ever that if we ever again are going to have a decent money, it will not come from government: it will be issued by private enterprise, because providing the public with good money which it can trust and use can not only be an extremely profitable business; it imposes on the issuer a discipline to which the government has never been and cannot be subject. It is a business which competing enterprise can maintain only if it gives the public as good a money as anybody else.
[So now we know what Ron Paul's "competing banks" are all about.]
"Given the low level of competence among politicians, every American should become a libertarian. The government that governs least is certainly the best choice when fools, opportunists and grafters run it. When power is for sale, then the government power should be severely limited. When power is abused, then the less power the better."
We thought we were fighting Communism. But in the end it was all about who gets what.
"To the American people I bid a fond farewell. Guard your liberties. It is the trust of each generation to pass a free republic to the next. If I know you right, you will rouse yourself from slumber to ensure exactly that."
"Intellect annuls fate. So far as a man thinks, he is free. The revelation of thought takes man out of servitude into freedom."
"No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation."
IS IT RIGHT?
Cowardice asks the question is it safe? Expedience asks the question is it politic? Vanity asks the question is it popular? But conscience asks the question is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular; but one must take it because it is right.
"Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed."
Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
We have guided missiles and misguided men.
"The spirit of Lincoln still lives; that spirit born of the teachings of the Nazarene, who promised mercy to the merciful, who lifted the lowly, strengthened the weak, ate with publicans, and made the captives free. In the light of this divine example, the doctrines of demagogues shiver in their chaff."
WHEN WE ALLOW FREEDOM TO RING
"This will be the day, this will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with new meaning "My country 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the Pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring!"
"And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every tenement and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last, free at last. Thank God Almighty, we are free at last."
"I still believe that one day mankind will bow before the altars of God and be crowned triumphant over war and bloodshed, and non violent redemptive goodwill will proclaim the rule of the land."
"Most of these people will never make the headlines and their names will not appear in Who's Who. Yet when years have rolled past and when the blazing light of truth is focused on this marvelous age in which we live men and women will know and children will be taught that we have a finer land, a better people, a more noble civilization because these humble children of God were willing to suffer for righteousness' sake."
THE MISCONCEPTION OF "EXTREMISM"
"Was not Jesus an extremist for love? 'Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, pray for them that despitefully use you.'
Was not Amos an extremist for justice? 'Let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.'
Was not Paul an extremist for the gospel of Jesus Christ? 'I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.'
Was not Martin Luther an extremist? 'Here I stand; I can do none other so help me God.'
Was not John Bunyan an extremist? 'I will stay in jail to the end of my days before I make a butchery of my conscience.'
Was not Abraham Lincoln an extremist? 'This nation cannot survive half slave and half free.'
Was not Thomas Jefferson an extremist? 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.'
So the question is not whether we will be extremist, but what kind of extremist will we be.
Will we be extremists for hate or will we be extremists for love? Will we be extremists for the preservation of injustice; or will we be extremists for the cause of justice?
In that dramatic scene on Calvary's hill, three men were crucified. We must not forget that all three were crucified for the same crime the crime of extremism. Two were extremists for immorality, and thusly fell below their environment. The other, Jesus Christ, was an extremist for love, truth and goodness, and thereby rose above his environment."
WHAT WE WILL REMEMBER IN THE END
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
the importance of persuasive leadership
Imagine Martin Luther King saying, 'I have a dream ... But I don't know if the others will buy it.'
"Whenever the legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any further obedience."
"The people cannot delegate to government the power to do anything which would be unlawful for them to do themselves."
Nor of course can the people be construed to have delegated anything which they do not or cannot certainly understand, or which has not been divulged in the fullest truth.
"Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God."
"We hold that what one man cannot morally do, a million men cannot morally do; and government, representing many millions of men, cannot do."
THE WORDS OF CHRIST ACCORDING TO THE GOSPEL OF LUKE, CH 6 (KJ)
34 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive [more than you have loaned], what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. [to take the multiplication of their debt]
35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again [hoping for no more than you have loaned]; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
LEVITICUS 25 (KJ):
36 Take no usury or interest; and fear your God, that your brother may live at peace with you.
EZEKIEL 22 (KJ):
12 In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood; thou hast taken usury and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbors by extortion, and hast forgotten me, saith the Lord God.
13 Behold, therefore I have smitten mine hand at thy dishonest gain which thou hast made, and at thy blood which hath been in the midst of thee.
14 Can thine heart endure, or can thine hands be strong, in the days that I shall deal with thee? I the Lord have spoken it, and will do it.
15 And I will scatter thee among the heathen, and disperse thee in the countries, and will consume thy filthiness out of thee.
EZEKIEL 22 (ALTERNATE TRANSLATION):
12 In you, men accept bribes to shed blood. You take usury, and make unjust gain from your neighbors by extortion. You have forgotten me.
13 I will surely strike my hands together, disapproving the unjust gain you have made and the blood you have shed in the midst of it.
14 Will your courage endure or your hands be strong in the day I deal with you?
EZEKIEL 18 (KJ):
1 The word of the Lord came unto me again, saying,
2 What mean ye, that ye use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge?
3 As I live, saith the Lord God, ye shall not have occasion any more to use this proverb in Israel.
4 Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.
5 But if a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right,
7 And hath not oppressed any, but hath restored to the debtor his pledge, hath spoiled none by violence, hath given his bread to the hungry, and hath covered the naked with a garment;
8 He that hath not given forth upon usury, neither hath taken any increase, that hath withdrawn his hand from iniquity, hath executed true judgment between man and man,
9 Hath walked in my statutes, and hath kept my judgments, to deal truly; he is just, he shall surely live, saith the Lord God.
PSALM 15 (KJ):
1 LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill?
5 He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.
"[non-observant] Jews forbade the practice of usury within their own community, while they permitted it to be practiced against outsiders. This is one of the many instances of their having altered the revelation with which they had been favored, in open rebellion against God.
The Bible is a record of their rebellion, written by their own hand."
Today, when you get a check marked "insufficient funds," you dont know whether it is you or the bank that is out of money. And so, the authorities on both sides of the Atlantic rush to make their deposits, before the banks close forever. If it were up to us, none of them would get bailouts. Not because it would be the best thing to do for the economy; we just like to see grown bankers cry.
TRUE JUDAISM VERSUS ZIONISM
True Torah Jews is a non-profit organization formed by religious Orthodox Jews dedicated to informing the world and the American public and politicians in particular, that the idealogy of Zionism is in total opposition to the teachings of traditional Judaism.
In economics, the majority are always wrong. The study of money, above all other fields, 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 that the mind is repelled.
The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy: that is the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
"The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse. There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men. Those who have been once intoxicated with power and have derived any kind of emolument from it can never willingly abandon it. All that it takes for the triumph of evil is that good men and women do nothing."
The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth becomes the greatest enemy of the State.
The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly...it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over.
"Power kills; absolute power kills absolutely."
"Power draws the corrupted; absolute power would draw the absolutely corrupted."
"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely."
The History of Freedom in Antiquity, 1877
By liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall be protected in doing what he believes is his duty against the influence of authority and majorities, custom and opinion.
"Political power is everywhere the most serious threat to liberty. The more power politicians have, and the more able they are to disregard constitutional rules, the more serious the threat."
"Give government the weapons to fight your enemy and it will use them against you. The coercive power of government is always a beacon to those who want to dominate others summoning the worst dregs of society to Washington to use that power to impose their will upon others."
"The United States was supposed to have a limited government because the founders knew governmental power attracts swarms of crooks, demagogues and despots as surely as horse manure attracts swarms of horse flies. Overload the police with victimless crimes and other minutiae, and eventually only creeps and bullies remain cops."
"No matter who you are or what you believe, you have to understand that some day the worst control-freaks among your bitterest enemies will control the federal government, and you better have restored effective, working constitutional limitations on that government before that time arrives. A moderate is either someone who has no moral code of his own, or if he does, then he's someone who doesn't have the guts to take sides between good and evil."
"Do we really think that a government-dominated education is going to produce citizens capable of dominating their government as the education of a truly vigilant self-governing people requires?"
One of the problems Americans have is that most do not have a clue about American history, or the real history of any other place on Earth. That is a problem because if a people do not know their own history they are truly a lost culture, a lost society, a nation adrift without a clue who they are or where they are going.
I have said it many times: America is 300,000,000 million opinions and not a single cohesive plan in sight. I often think that America has the exact leadership it deserves. The electorate is just as guilty as the con artists in DC because Americans just keep electing and re-electing Mr. Shithead and Ms Shitforbrains over and over again. It is almost like Americans like to band together at the coffee roundtables and stitch-n-bitch sessions to discuss the folly of their decisions without admitting that they really screwed up big time.
Americans have an absolutely terminal disease of electing morons, liars and thieves... and then cannot understand what went wrong. Maybe they do understand their folly but are too proud to admit it.
"A people may prefer a free government, but if, from indolence, or carelessness, or cowardice, or want of public spirit, they are unequal to the exertions necessary for preserving it; if they will not fight for it when it is directly attacked; if they can be deluded by the artifices used to cheat them out of it; if by momentary discouragement, or temporary panic, or a fit of enthusiasm for an individual, they can be induced to lay their liberties at the feet even of a great man, or trust him with powers which enable him to subvert their institutions; in all these cases they are more or less unfit for liberty: and though it may be for their good to have had it even for a short time, they are unlikely long to enjoy it."
"Anyone who needs to be persuaded to be free, doesn't deserve to be."
Now the motto of the state of New Hampshire:
"Live free or die."
Letter to Thomas Jefferson
All the perplexities, confusions and distresses in America arise not from defects in the Constitution or confederation, nor from want of honor or virtue, as much from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation.
TRUST NO MAN LIVING WITH POWER TO ENDANGER THE PUBLIC LIBERTY
There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty. It is weakness rather than wickedness which renders men unfit to be trusted with unlimited power.
Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge
"Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people."
THE NATURE OF ALL RIGHTS
You have rights antecedent to all earthly governments; rights that cannot be repealed or restrained by human laws; rights derived from the Great Legislator of the Universe.
The moment the idea is admitted into society that Property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence.
"Property must be secured, or liberty cannot exist."
Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, 1756
It should be your care, therefore, and mine, to elevate the minds of our children and exalt their courage; to accelerate and animate their industry and activity; to excite in them an habitual contempt of meanness, abhorrence of injustice and inhumanity, and an ambition to excel in every capacity, faculty, and virtue. If we suffer their minds to grovel and creep in infancy, they will grovel all their lives.
Author David McCullough on JOHN ADAMS
Pulitzer Prize winning author David McCullough, in his exemplary and obligatory work, "John Adams" says:
The American Revolution was made by British subjects, individual men and women who, by our modern sense of proportions, were amazingly few in number. The war they fought was the most important in our history, and as too few today seem to understand, it very quickly became a world war. But the revolution began well before the war. As John Adams famously observed, 'The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people.' And it changed the world.
There was no American nation, no army at the start, no sweeping popular support for rebellion, nor much promise of success. No rebelling people had ever broken free from the grip of colonial empire, and those we call patriots were also clearly traitors to the King. And so, as we must never forget, when they pledged 'their lives, their fortunes, their sacred honor,' it was not in a manner of speaking.
We call them Founding Fathers, in tribute, but tend to see them as distant and a bit unreal, like figures in a costume pageant. Yet very real they were, real as all that stirred their 'hearts and minds,' and it has meaning in our time as never before.
With change accelerating all around, more and more we need understanding and appreciation of those principles upon which the republic was founded. What were those 'self-evident' truths that so many risked all for, fought for, suffered and died for? What was the source of their courage? Who were those people? I don't think we can ever know enough about them.
Nature of the Republic (from David McCullough's "John Adams")
If [the] empire of superstition and hypocrisy would be overthrown, happy indeed will it be for the world; but if all religion and all morality should be over-thrown with it, what advantage will be gained? The doctrine of human equality is founded entirely in the Christian doctrine that we are all children of the same Father, all accountable to Him for our conduct to one another, all equally bound to respect each other's self love.
Benjamin Rush to John Adams (from David McCullough's "John Adams")
I rejoice in the correspondence which has taken place between you and your old friend Mr. Jefferson. I consider you and him as the North and South Poles of the American Revolution. Some talked, some wrote, and some fought to promote and establish it, but you and Mr. Jefferson thought for us all....
To Benjamin Rush (from David McCullough's "John Adams")
It seemed to me that you and I ought not to die without saying goodbye, or bidding each other adieu. Pray how do you do? How does that excellent lady, Mrs. R?....
Is the present state of the national republic enough? Is virtue the principle of our government? Is honor? Or is ambition and avarice, adulation, baseness, covetousness, the thirst for riches, indifference concerning the means of rising and enriching, the contempt of principles, the spirit of party and of faction the motive and principle that governs?
Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.
Appreciation of Freedom
"Oh, posterity, you will never know how much it cost us to preserve your freedom. I hope that you will make a good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven that I ever took half the pains to preserve it."
Speech at the Philadelphia State House, August 1, 1776
"If you love [the promise of dispossessed] wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."
THE TRUEST FRIEND TO THE LIBERTY
He therefore is the truest friend to the liberty of his country who tries most to promote its virtue, and who, so far as his power and influence extend, will not suffer a man to be chosen into any office of power and trust who is not a wise and virtuous man... The sum of all is, if we would most truly enjoy this gift of Heaven, let us become a virtuous people.
WHO SHOULD BE FREE
"The truth is, all might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they ought."
QUESTION POSED, INCITING THE BOSTON TEA PARTY
"Now what liberty can there be where property is taken without consent?"
The Writings of Samuel Adams, ed., Harry Alonzo Cushing (G. P. Putman's Sons, 1908), Vol. 4, p. 124.
A general dissolution of the principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy... While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but once they lose their virtue, they will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader... If virtue and knowledge are diffused among the people, they will never be enslaved. This will be their great security.
Debates and Proceedings in the Convention of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1788 (Pierce & Hale, eds., Boston, 1850)
And that the said Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press, or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms; or to raise standing armies, unless necessary for the defense of the United States, or of some one or more of them; or to prevent the people from petitioning, in a peaceable and orderly manner, the federal legislature, for a redress of grievances; or to subject the people to unreasonable searches and seizures of their persons, papers or possessions.
Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone...
The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous.
The whole history of progress of human liberty shows that all concessions yet made to her august claims have been born of earnest struggle. If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning, they want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters.
This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.
Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue until they are resisted.
The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.
The Patriot Act followed 9-11 as smoothly as the suspension of the Weimar Constitution followed the Reichstag fire.
"It is well enough that the people of this nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning."
"There is no safe political refuge for those afraid to take responsibility for their own lives."
"Voting is no substitute for the eternal vigilance that every friend of freedom must demonstrate towards government. If our freedom is to survive, Americans must become far better informed of the dangers from Washington regardless of who wins the Presidency."
"As soon as people drop the reins on government, government will leash the people."
"There is no virtue in denying the law of gravity, and there should be no virtue in denying the limitations of government. The more we glorify government, the more liberties we will lose."
"We are asking the wrong question. The issue is not who should be trusted with all the power of the Presidency. Instead, we must ask how much power any candidate can be trusted with."
"A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves."
War and Peace
There never was a good war or a bad peace.
SCOPE OF THE STRUGGLE FOR LIBERTY
"It is common observation here that our cause is the cause of all mankind; and that we are fighting for their liberty in defending our own."
RE The Nature and Necessity of a Paper Currency, THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND OTHER WRITINGS, PGS 77-78
About this time  there was a cry among the people for more paper money, only £ 15,000 being extant in the province and that soon to be sunk. The wealthy inhabitants opposed any addition, being against all paper currency, from the apprehension that it would depreciate as it had done in New England to the prejudice of all creditors. We had discussed this point in our Junto, where I was on the side of an addition, being persuaded that the first small sum struck in 1723 had done much good by increasing the trade, employment, and number of inhabitants in the province, since I now saw all the old houses inhabited and many new ones building where, as I remembered well that when I first walked about the streets of Philadelphia eating my roll, I saw most of the houses in Walnut Street between Second and Front Streets with bills on their doors, "To be Let," and many likewise in Chestnut Street and other streets — which made me then think the inhabitants of the city were one after another deserting it.
Our debates possessed me so fully of the subject that I wrote and printed an anonymous pamphlet on it entitled, The Nature and Necessity of a Paper Currency. It was well received by the common people in general; but the rich men disliked it, for it increased and strengthened the clamour for more money; and they happening to have no writers among them that were able to answer it, their opposition slackened, and the point was carried by a majority in the House. My friends there, who considered I had been of some service, thought fit to reward me by employing me in printing the money — a very profitable job and a great help to me. This was another advantage gained by me being able to write.
The utility of this currency became by the time and experience so evident, as never afterwards to be much disputed, so that it grew soon to £ 55,000 and in 1739 to £ 80,000 since which it arose during war to upwards of £ 350,000 — trade, building, and inhabitants all the while increasing — though I now think there are limits beyond which the quantity may be hurtful.
JULY 5, 1775 LETTER TO OLD FRIEND, WILLIAM STRAHAN (NEVER SENT)
You are a Member of Parliament, and one of that Majority which has doomed my Country to Destruction. You have begun to burn our Towns, and murder our People. Look upon your Hands! They are stained with the Blood of your Relations! You and I were long Friends. You are now my Enemy, and I am,
USURY WAS THE REAL CAUSE OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Having usurped British Parliament, "the Bank of England" required the American colonists to adopt a currency subject to as much as 30 percent annual interest. As interest is the rate at which debt is multiplied, the greater the rate of interest, the faster the dispossession by artificially multiplied indebtedness. Franklin thus later explained the substantial effects and principal cause of the American Revolution to a friend in France:
"We would have gladly borne the little tax on tea and other matters, had it not been that they took from us our money, which created great unemployment and dissatisfaction. Within a year, the poor houses were filled. The hungry and homeless walked the streets everywhere."
When shall it be said in any country of the world, my poor are happy, neither ignorance or distress is to be found among them; my jails are empty of prisoners, my streets of beggars; the aged are not in want, the taxes not oppressive; the rational world is my friend because I am friend of its happiness. When these things can be said, then may that country boast of its constitution and government.
COMMON SENSE IS THE DIFFERENCE MAKER PRIOR TO THE ATTACK ON THE HESSIAN (ROTHSCHILD) OUTPOST AT TRENTON
Thomas Paine, author of Common Sense, published The American Crisis on December 19, 1776, just days before Washington crossed the Delaware at McKonkey's Ferry, Pennsylvania to attack the Hessian outpost at Trenton, New Jersey, on Christmas day, 1776. The well known words of The American Crisis encouraged Washington's troops, who had suffered a stinging series of defeats, and were largely otherwise inclined to leave the revolutionary service when their legal commitments to serve in the revolutionary militia expired on December 31:
"These are times that try men's souls; the summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph."
"O ye that love mankind! Ye that dare oppose, not only the tyranny, but the tyrant, stand forth!"
REASON AND IGNORANCE
"Reason obeys itself; Ignorance submits to what is dictated to it."
A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right.
"In Germany, the Nazis first came for the communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak for me."
"When they took the 4th amendment away, I was quiet because I didn't deal drugs. When they took the 6th amendment away, I was quiet because I had never been arrested. When they took the 2nd amendment away, I was quiet because I didn't own a gun. Now they've taken away the 1st amendment, and all I can do is be quiet."
IGNORANCE AND ERROR
"Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong."
WHAT COUNTRY CAN PRESERVE ITS LIBERTIES
What country can preserve its liberties, if it's rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.
CONSEQUENCES OF USURY
If the American people ever allow banks to issue their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation [by having to maintain a vital circulation by perpetually re-borrowing principal and interest as subsequent sums of debt, increased perpetually so much as periodic interest], the banks and [bank owned] corporations which will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property, until their children wake homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.
Letter to Dr. Benjamin Rush, September 23, 1800. Inscribed in the Jefferson Memorial.
"I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man."
Letter to James Madison, Paris, Dec. 20, 1787
"A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on Earth... and what no just government should refuse."
Thomas Jefferson to Isaac H. Tiffany, 4 April 1819 (by way of Mike Parker)
Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.
"Free government is founded in jealousy, not confidence. It is jealousy and not confidence which prescribes limited constitutions, to bind those we are obliged to trust with power. In questions of power then, let no more be heard of confidence in men, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution."
WERE WE DIRECTED FROM WASHINGTON...
I am for a government rigorously frugal and simple. Were we directed from Washington when to sow, when to reap, we should soon want bread.
Material Abundance Without Character
"Yes, we did produce a near-perfect republic. But will they keep it? Or will they, in the enjoyment of plenty, lose the memory of freedom? Material abundance without character is the path of destruction."
PREMISES OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers [only] from the consent of the governed; that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right [and even the obligation] of the people to alter or to abolish it.
PURPOSE OF GOVERNMENT
It is to secure our rights that we resort to government at all.
PRINCIPLES ESSENTIAL TO THE PERPETUATION OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT
Only lay down true principles, and adhere to them inflexibly. Do not be frightened into their surrender by the alarms of the timid or the croakings of the wealthy against the ascendancy of the people. The true foundation of republican government is the equal right of every citizen in his person and property, and in their management. Try by this, as a tally, every provision of our Constitution, and see if it hangs directly on the will of the people.
OBLIGATION OF THE CITIZEN TO MASTER THE ISSUES
A democracy cannot be ignorant and free.
MORAL OBLIGATIONS AND LIMITATIONS OF MAJORITY RULE
"Bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will, to be rightful, must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal laws must protect, and [so] to violate [any of their equal rights] would be oppression."
MAJORITY Thomas Jefferson to P. Dupont, 1816
"The majority, oppressing an individual, is guilty of a crime, abuses its strength, and by acting on the law of the strongest breaks up the foundations of society."
CORRUPT NATURE OF "BANKING"
"I sincerely believe that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity under the name of funding is but swindling futurity [on the greatest possible scale]."
"I place economy among the first and most important virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt."
ABIDANCE BY THE CONSTITUTION IS VITAL TO PRESERVATION OF THE REPUBLIC
"In questions of power, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution."
A CENTRAL BANK IS INHERENTLY IN VIOLATION OF THE CONSTITUTION
"The incorporation of a bank and the powers assumed, have not, in my opinion, been delegated to the United States by the Constitution. They are not among the powers specially enumerated."
IRRELEVANT ARGUMENTS ILLEGALLY ESTABLISHING THE FIRST BANK OF THE UNITED STATES IN JEFFERSON'S ABSENCE AS AMBASSADOR TO FRANCE
"It has always been denied by the republican party in this country, that the Constitution had given the power of incorporation to Congress. On the establishment of the [first] Bank of the United States, this was the great ground on which that establishment was combated; and the party prevailing supported it only on the argument of its being an incident to the power given them for raising money."
IMPROPRIETIES OF BANKING
"Instead of funding issues of paper on the hypothecation of specific redeeming taxes, we are trusting to tricks of jugglers on the cards, to the illusions of banking schemes for the resources of the war, and for the cure of colic, to inflations of more wind."
PREDICTING THAT WARS WILL BE FOUGHT TO ENSURE THE OBJECTIVES OF USURERS
"The Bank of the United States is one of the most deadly hostilities existing against the principles and form of our Constitution. An institution like this, penetrating by its branches every part of the Union, acting by command and in phalanx, may, in a critical moment, upset the government. I deem no government safe which is under the vassalage of any self-constituted authorities, or any other authority than that of the nation or its regular functionaries. What an obstruction could not this bank of the United States, with all its branch banks, be in time of war? It might dictate to us the peace we should accept, or withdraw its aid. Ought we then to give further growth to an institution so powerful, so hostile?"
THE SYSTEM OF BANKING IS A BLOT
"The system of banking is a blot [defect] left in [unsolved by, and unfortunately tolerated by] all our Constitutions [state and federal], which if not covered [eventually solved and revoked] will end in their destruction. I sincerely believe that banking institutions are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity is but swindling futurity [on the greatest possible scale]."
DEATH OF REPRESENTATION
"The end of democracy and defeat of the American Revolution will occur when government falls into the hands of the lending institutions and [their] moneyed incorporations."
IF WE RUN INTO SUCH DEBTS
"If we run into such debts as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our callings and our creeds, as the people of England are, our people, like them, must come to labor sixteen hours in the twenty-four, and give the earnings of fifteen of these to the government for their debts and daily expenses.
"And the sixteenth being insufficient to afford us bread, we must live, as they do now, on oatmeal and potatoes, have no time to think, no means of calling the mismanagers to account; but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains around the necks of our fellow sufferers.
"And this is the tendency of all human governments. A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for a second, that second for a third, and so on 'til the bulk of the society is reduced to be mere automations of misery, to have no sensibilities left but for sinning and suffering.
"And the forehorse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression."
LEAVE NO AUTHORITY EXISTING
"Leave no authority existing not responsible to the people."
SPIRIT OF RESISTANCE TO GOVERNMENT
"The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to always be kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all."
If there is one principle more deeply rooted in the mind of every American, it is that we should have nothing to do with conquest.
LAWS WHICH BIND THEM
"It is strangely absurd to suppose that a million human beings collected together are not under the same moral laws which bind them separately."
Copied by Jefferson into his Commonplace Book FROM Montesquieu's Spirit of the Laws, VIII,c.12
'When once a republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.'
Thomas Jefferson to Isaac H. Tiffany, 1819
"Of liberty I would say that, in the whole plenitude of its extent, it is unobstructed action according to our will. But rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law,' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the right of an individual."
Thomas Jefferson to Francis Gilmer, 1816
"No man has a natural right to commit aggression on the equal rights of another, and this is all from which the laws ought to restrain him."
To Philip Mazzei, 1796. ME 9:336
"Against us are all timid men who prefer the calm of despotism to the boisterous sea of liberty. We [therefore] are likely to preserve the liberty we have obtained only by unremitting labors and perils."
To John Colvin, 1810
"A strict observance of the written laws is doubtless one of the high duties of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self- preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation. To lose our country by a scrupulous adherence to written law would be to lose the law itself, with life, liberty, property, and all those who are enjoying them with us; thus absurdly sacrificing the end to the means."
THE TWO ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE
"The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first."
David McCullough distinguishes a Jeffersonian principle in "John Adams," p. 450
Once, briefly, a difference in philosophy was touched upon, when Jefferson observed that the "paper transactions" of one generation should "scarcely be considered by succeeding generations," a principle he had earlier stated to Madison as "self-evident," that "'the earth belongs in usufruct to the living': that the dead have neither the power or rights over it." Adams, however, refused to accept the idea that each new generation could simply put aside the past, sweep clean the slate, to suit its own desires. Life was not like that, and if Jefferson thought so, it represented a fundamental difference in outlook.
I would therefore disagree with Adams. If irresponsible generations preserve only by apathy and irreverence, "economies" which can only multiply debt into terminal artificial debts, are their progeny to pay those terminal debts, or assert their equal right to prosper responsibly?
I did respond to Mike Montagne, at length. He just chose not to post it on his website. I'm interested in pursuing something that Congress might actually pass. His proposal isn't in that category.
"In a free government almost all other rights would become worthless if the government possessed power over the private fortune of every citizen."
SACRED RIGHTS OF PROPERTY
"The sacred rights of property are to be guarded at every point. I call them sacred, because, if they are unprotected, all other rights become worthless or visionary. What is personal liberty, if it does not draw after it the right to enjoy the fruits of our own industry? What is political liberty, if it imparts only perpetual poverty to us and all our posterity? What is the privilege of a vote, if the majority of the hour may sweep away the earnings of our whole lives, to gratify the rapacity of the indolent, the cunning, or the profligate, who are borne into power upon the tide of a temporary popularity?"
Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.
"The right to revolt has sources deep in our history."
"The greatest menace to freedom is an inert [or impotent] people."
President Andrew Jackson toppled the second "Bank of the United States."
JUSTICE IN GOVERNMENT
There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses. If it would confine itself to equal protection, and, as Heaven does its rains, shower its favors alike on the high and the low, the rich and the poor, it would be an unqualified blessing.
COURAGE AND REPRESENTATION
"One man with courage makes a majority."
A CENTRAL BANK IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND ADVERSE TO EQUAL REPRESENTATION
"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."
ON TOLERATING A NATIONAL DEBT OR FINANCING GOVERNMENT BY DEBT SUBJECT TO INTEREST
"I am one of those who do not believe that a national debt is a national blessing, but rather a curse to a republic; inasmuch as it is calculated to raise around the administration a monied aristocracy dangerous to the liberties of the country."
"Gentlemen, I have had men watching you for a long time and I am convinced that you have used the funds of the bank to speculate in the breadstuffs of the country. When you won, you divided the profits amongst you, and when you lost, you charged it to the bank. You tell me that if I take the deposits from the bank and annul its charter I shall ruin ten thousand families. That may be a true, gentleman, but that is your sin! Should I let you go on you will ruin fifty thousand families, and that would be my sin! You are a den of vipers and thieves. I intend to rout you out. And by eternal God, I will rout you out."
Farewell Address, March 4, 1837
"But you must remember, my fellow-citizens, that eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty, and that you must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing. It behooves you, therefore, to be watchful in your States as well as in the Federal Government."
"It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, s/he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression."
LINCOLN'S EFFORTS AT PERFECTED ECONOMY
Abraham Lincoln was an illuminated, comprehensive theorist on the vital form of currency and role of government in sustaining commerce. Mathematically perfected economy can be directly deduced from his prescriptions. Lincoln is strikingly clear on the role of currency.
Lincoln prepared for his presidency by studying mathematics. During the Civil War, bankers harassed Lincoln to accept an unlimited loan to finance the North against the South. Pondering the costs of mere evidence of debt the country could have issued to itself without interest, Abraham Lincoln too ventured the rectification of economics. Lincoln avoided the usurious national debt the country would have been subject to ever afterward had he instead accepted the mere paper or records of debt of the bankers. He printed the money himself.
Bankers and "economists" have since denounced the currency he issued as "inflationary". It was of course no more inflationary than the currency the bankers would have created at virtually no cost whatever. Lincoln's currency lacked only the "interest," by which the bankers would have profitted perpetually. He was soon assassinated allegedly by a banking agent, from the rear.
INIQUITIES OF USURY
"The money powers prey upon the nation in times of peace, and conspire against it in times of adversity. The banking powers are more despotic than a monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, more selfish than bureaucracy. They denounce as public enemies, all who question their methods or throw light upon their crimes.
I have two great enemies, the Southern Army in front of me and the bankers in the rear. Of the two, the one at my rear is my greatest foe. [As a further undesirable consequence of the war...] Corporations have been enthroned, and an era of corruption in high places will follow. The money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in the hands of a few, and the Republic is destroyed."
HOW THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD MANAGE AN ECONOMY
"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."
DUTY OF GOVERNMENT TO ISSUE AND REGULATE A SOUND CURRENCY
"No duty is more imperative on the Government than the duty it owes the people to furnish them with a sound and uniform currency, and of regulating the circulation of the medium of exchange so that labor will be protected from a vicious currency, and commerce will be facilitated by cheap and safe exchanges."
"The monetary needs of increasing numbers of people advancing toward higher standards of living can and should be met by the Government. Government has the power to regulate the currency and credit of the nation.
"Government, possessing the power to create and issue currency and credit as money, and enjoying the right to withdraw both currency and credit from circulation by taxation and otherwise, need not and should not borrow capital at interest as the means of financing governmental work and public enterprise.
"The privilege of creating and issuing money is not only the supreme prerogative of Government, but it is the Government's greatest creative opportunity."
After the loss of Lincoln, President Andrew Johnson would have to address the national debt accumulated in the misbegotten "financing" of the war outside of the prescriptions of Lincoln:
"We should look at the national debt just as it is not as a national blessing, but as a heavy burden on the industry of the country, to be discharged without unnecessary delay."
"The only President to be impeached in the first 200 years of U.S. history now you have a clue to the real motive."
If men were angels
"If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary."
Government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it
"A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both."
"Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government"
RIGHTS James Madison, National Gazzette, 1792
As a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally said to have a property in his rights. Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions.
ON MONEY CHANGERS RUNNING A PURPORTED ECONOMY
"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."
TOLERATING SUBVERSIVE EXPERIMENTS WITH OUR LIBERTY
It is proper to take alarm at the first experiment on our liberties. We hold this prudent jealousy to be the first duty of citizens, and one of the noblest characteristics of the late Revolution. The free men of America did not wait until usurped power had strengthened itself by exercise and entangled the question in precedents. They saw all the consequences in the principle, and they avoided the consequences by denying the principle.
END OF POLITICAL EXISTENCE
The nation which reposes on the pillow of political confidence will sooner or later end its political existence in deadly lethargy.
I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedoms of the people by gradual and silent encroachment of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.
June 1, 1837
There is no nation on earth powerful enough to accomplish our overthrow. Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter. From the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and negligence, I must confess that I do apprehend some danger. I fear that they may place too implicit a confidence in their public servants, and fail properly to scrutinize their conduct; that in this way they may be made the dupes of designing men, and become the instruments of their own undoing.
Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of power. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.
God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.
When your response to everything that is wrong with the world is to say, 'there ought to be a law,' you are saying that you hold freedom very cheap.
If we become a people who are willing to give up our money and our freedom in exchange for rhetoric and promises, then nothing can save us.
CONGRESSMAN LOUIS T. MCFADDEN BEFORE THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IN THE MIDST OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION, 1932
"Every effort has been made by the Federal Reserve Board to conceal its power. But the truth is, the Federal Reserve Board has usurped the government of the United States.
It controls everything here; and it controls our foreign relations. It makes or breaks governments at will. No man, and no body of men, is more entrenched in power than the arrogant credit monopoly which operates the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Reserve Banks.
These evil-doers have robbed this country of more than enough money to pay the national debt. What the National Government has permitted the Federal Reserve Board to steal from the people should now be restored to the people. The people have a valid claim against the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Reserve Banks. If that claim is enforced, Americans will not need to stand in bread lines. Homes will be saved. Families will be kept.
What is needed here is a return to the Constitution of the United States. The old struggle that was fought out here in Jackson's day must be fought over again.
The Federal Reserve Act should be repealed; and the Federal Reserve Banks having violated their charters should be liquidated immediately. Faithless government officers who have violated their oaths of office should be impeached and brought to trial.
Unless this is done by us, I predict the American people outraged, robbed, pillaged, insulted, and betrayed as they are in their own land will rise in their wrath and send a President here who WILL sweep the money changers from the temple."
EXPOSING THE FEDERAL RESERVE'S FINANCING OF GERMAN AND JAPANESE MILITARY EXPANSION PRIOR TO WORLD WAR II CONGRESSMAN LOUIS T. MCFADDEN, CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, JUNE 15, 1934
At the present time the Soviet Union is in debt. From the date of Trotzky's return to Russia the course of Russian history has, indeed, been greatly affected by the operations of international bankers. They have acted through German and English institutions and have kept Russia in bondage to themselves. Their relatives in Germany have drawn immense sums of money from the United States and have in turn financed their agents in Russia at a handsome profit. The Soviet Government has been given United States Treasury funds by the Federal Reserve banks acting through the Chase Bank and the Guaranty Trust Co. and other banks in New York City.
England, no less than Germany, has drawn money from us through the Federal Reserve banks and has re-lent it at high rates of interest to the Soviet Government or has used it to finance her sales to Soviet Russia and her engineering works within the Russian boundaries.
The Dnieperstroy Dam was built with funds unlawfully taken from the United States Treasury by the corrupt and dishonest Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Reserve banks.
Mr. Speaker, an immense amount of United States money has been used abroad in preparations for war and in the acquisition and the manufacture of war supplies. Germany is said to be part owner of a large poison-gas factory at Troitsk on Russian soil. China is almost completely Sovietized, and in the Asiatic interior huge stocks of munitions are said to be stored awaiting the day when the war lords of the United States will ship United States troops to Asia.
Mr. Speaker, the United States should look before it leaps into another war, especially a war in Asia. It should decide whether it is worthwhile to join hands with Russia and China in a war against Japan. For myself, I say and I have said it often that the United States should remember George Washington's advice. It should mind its own business and stay home. It should not permit the Jewish international bankers to drive it into another war so that they and their Gentile fronts and sycophants by way of Louis McHenry Howe, the graftmaster, may reap rich profits on everything an army needs from toilet kits to airplanes, submarines, tanks gas masks, poison gas, ammunition, bayonets, guns, and other paraphernalia and instruments of destruction.
WHAT THE FEDERAL RESERVE IS
Some people think the Federal Reserve Banks are United States Government institutions. They are NOT government institutions. They are private credit monopolies which prey upon the people of the United States for the benefit of themselves and their foreign customers; foreign and domestic speculators and swindlers; and rich and predatory money lenders.
In that dark crew of financial pirates there are those who send money into states to buy votes to control our legislation; and there are those who maintain an international propaganda for the purpose of deceiving us and of wheedling us into the granting of new concessions which will permit them to cover up their past misdeeds and set again their gigantic train of crime.
Those 12 private credit monopolies were deceitfully and disloyally foisted upon this country by bankers who came here from Europe. Those bankers took money out of this country to finance Japan in a war against Russia. They created a reign of terror in Russia with our money in order to help that war along. They instigated the separate peace with Germany and Russia, and thus drove a wedge between the allies in the World War. [WW I]
They financed Trotsky's mass meetings of discontent and rebellion in New York. They paid Trotsky's passage from New York to Russia so he might assist in the destruction of the Russian Empire. They fomented and instigated the Russian revolution, and they placed a large fund of American dollars at Trotsky's disposal in one of their branch banks in Sweden, so that through him Russian homes might be thoroughly broken up and Russian children flung far and wide from their natural protectors. They have since begun the breaking up of American homes and the dispersal of American children.
PURPOSELY CROOKED MACHINERY OF THE SO CALLED FEDERAL RESERVE
"But the whole scheme of the Federal Reserve Bank, with its commercial paper basis, is an impractical, cumbersome machinery is simply a cover to find a way to secure the privilege of issuing money and to evade payment of as much tax upon the circulation as possible and then to control the issue, and maintain instead of reduce, interest rates."
"If you would not confront your neighbor and demand his money at the point of a gun to solve every new problem that may appear in your life, you should not allow the government to do it for you."
RELEVANCE OF GOVERNMENT
"Let me issue and control a nation's money, and I care not who writes its laws."
BARON NATHAN MAYER ROTHSCHILD
"I care not what puppet is placed upon the throne of England to rule the Empire on which the sun never sets. The man who controls Britain's money supply controls the British Empire, and I control the British money supply."
Communication from the Rothschilds of London to New York associates, June 25, 1863
"The few who understand the system, will either be so interested in its profits or so dependent on its favors that there will be no opposition from that class. The great body of people, mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantages [to the purported financiers], will bear its burden without complaint."
PURPORTED EXCERPTS OF "THE HAZARD CIRCULAR" (OF CONTESTED ORIGIN)
The following material ostensibly refers to Lincoln's issuance of "Greenbacks" to finance the Civil War. Lincoln rejected the equivalent publication of currency by banks which would have introduced the further ramifications of interest. It is speculated that James Wilkes Booth was an agent of these foreign bankers, and that the Lincoln assassination was a conspiracy purposely targeting further members of the Lincoln Administration. A probable idea of such a conspiracy of course would have been to discourage truly representative government from providing the opportunity for commerce free of usury.
According to this disposition, modern "economists" renounce the money Lincoln created for this purpose, proclaiming that it engendered inflation. Indeed it may have. Because the war was not funded by mathematically perfected economy, no provision was made to pay the debt but in the fact the money would freely procure the people's production. Thus Lincoln financed so much of he war without cost.
But the whole truth remains: Lincoln's currency relieved the people of multiplying debt and compulsion to pay perpetual interest on debt while it created no more inflation whatever than any such paper which could have been published by the so called bankers. We can readily understand therefore why it would have been so important for a conspiracy planning a world-wide imposition of usury to arrest the development practiced by Lincoln. In any case, the following excerpts ostensibly address this proposition. The reference, "the great debt that capitalists will see to it is made out of the war," thus would refer to the unlimited loan offered Lincoln at some thirty percent interest:
"If that mischievous financial policy which had its origin in the North American Republic should become endurated down to a fixture, then that government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off its debts and be without a debt. It will become prosperous beyond precedent in the history of the world. The brains and wealth of all countries will go to North America. That government must be destroyed, or it will destroy every monarchy on the globe."
"Slavery is likely to be abolished by the war power. This I and my European friends are in favor of, for slavery is but the owning of labor, and carries with it the care of the slaves, while the European plan, led on by [The Bank of?] England, is that capital shall control labor by controlling wages.
The great debt that the capitalists will see to it is made out of the war, must be used as a means to control the volume of money. To accomplish this, bonds [sic, notes] must be used as a banking basis. We are now waiting for the Secretary of the Treasury to make this recommendation to Congress.
It will not do to allow the Greenback as it is called (Lincoln's currency) to circulate as money for any length of time, as we cannot control that. But we can control the bonds [sic, notes], and through them the banking issues [multiplication of debt]."
"Banking was conceived in iniquity, and born in sin. Bankers own the earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create money, and with the flick of a pen, they will create enough money to buy it back again. Take this great power away from them, and all great fortunes like mine will disappear. And, they ought to disappear, for then this would be a better and happier world to live in. But if you want to continue to be the slaves of the bankers, and pay the cost of your own slavery, then let bankers continue to create money, and control credit."
Wilson violated campaign promises to make one of the most destructive mistakes in history the unassented creation of the private banking monopoly intentionally given the deceptive name, "Federal Reserve." He took his shame to his grave:
"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."
Propaganda, lies, or utter stupidity?
Vote for Wilson campaign truck asks (tells), "Who broke the money trust? Who keeps us out of war?"
Louis S. Barnes, partner at Boulder West mortgage banking firm (Rense.com, present times)
"All of the old-timers knew that sub prime mortgages were what we called neutron loans they killed the people and left the houses."
WHEN TO DECIDE THE FUTURE
"Still, if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed, and still yet if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not so costly, you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you, and only a precarious chance for survival.
There may be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no chance of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves."
TAXING OUR WAY INTO PROSPERITY
I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
"Men occasionally stumble across the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened."
"Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never... in nothing great or small, large or petty... never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy."
"I think it was H. L. Mencken who once said that in America they go after the S.O.B.'s first. And nobody cares about them. They establish bad precedents on them, and then they go after the rest of us."
A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money.
Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.
Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.
In the general course of human nature, a power over man's substance amounts to a power over his will.
A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one!
"There comes a time to join the side you're on."
"The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution is the most at risk. The government will challenge our right to be shielded from unreasonable search and seizure by trying to obtain the keys to our encrypted communications. That way, at will, and without a warrant, they will be able to read our e-mail and other documents."
"Ah, you say, I have nothing to hide, so why do I care? In this era of political correctness where the ordinary practices of today become the crimes of tomorrow, it is dangerous to have that view. Perhaps you may want the government to have access to your innermost views. But what do you suppose will happen when you determine that the government has become too repressive and it must be replaced? What do you suppose will happen to you when government officials find out your views before you have had a chance to act upon them?"
"The Romans used to say that courage is not the only virtue, but it's the only one that makes the other virtues possible."
We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security.
First Inaugural Address, Jan. 20, 1953
"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid."
When people speak to you about a preventive war, you tell them to go and fight it. After my experience, I have come to hate war. War settles nothing.
Government is the Entertainment Division of the military-industrial complex.
"If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too."
"The real truth of the matter, as you and I know, is that a financial element in the large centers has controlled government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson."
"Let me end my talk by abusing slightly my status as an official representative of the Federal Reserve. I would like to say to Milton and Anna: Regarding the Great Depression You're right, we did it. We're very sorry. But thanks to you, we won't do it again."
The promise is a lie, because the so called Federal Reserve System can only "do it again" unless we eradicate interest which of course would nullify the very purpose of a privatized currency.
Bank failures are caused by depositors who don't deposit enough money to cover losses due to mismanagement.
"If some among you fear taking a stand because you are afraid of reprisals from customers, clients, or even government, recognize that you are just feeding the crocodile hoping he'll eat you last."
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."
"Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and lost it, have never known it again."
"Peace is not the absence of conflict. It is the ability to handle conflict through peaceful means."
"Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid."
"All of history attests that the centralization and concentration of power breed despotism."
And this administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America.
We are going to build a great society, where no man or woman are the victim of fear or poverty or hatred. Where every man and woman has a chance for fulfillment and prosperity and hope.
In the modern world, capitalist exploitation is rampant almost everywhere. Capitalism is now rapidly moving into the final stage of degeneration. In the early part of the capitalist era, society experienced certain advantages, but towards the end, society has become the victim of insatiable rapacity, unbearable hardship and heartless deprivation. Those countries suffering under the weight of capitalist exploitation are rapidly moving towards worker revolution.
"Government is not compassion. Government is nothing more than structured, widespread coercion."
For what is the crime of burglarizing a bank, compared with the crime of building one?
"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better."
"The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat."
ANSWER TO 1996 MSNBC QUESTION (PUBLISHED BY MSNBC): "ARE POLITICAL REPORTERS POLITICALLY BIASED?"
"Unless there is an editor or reporter with a perfectly neutral work-focus and style of presentation, then ALL reporters and editors are politically biased."
"Bias however, is no sensitive issue where a mature audience is apt to detect bias and account for it. The damaging aspect of 'news' coverage is its non-focus on imperative issues and qualifiable solution; and that so many citizens of all countries of the world hold to so many irrelevant snippets as if they can be served by them."
"For some 20 years for instance, the prospect of a 'balanced budget' occasionally draws some focus. But, in the news, and in politics, never have we seen an exhaustive proof of whether it is even mathematically possible to balance the budget under current and ever-worsening conditions. If however, world politics will ever see the solution of ever-mounting debt, and a solution of the ever greater costs of ever mounting debt, inevitably this will be through the eyes of a mathematic expression equivalent to conclusive, mathematic proof."
"Do the people even want to see or hear this, or administer to issues in conclusive terms? Only their focus on such a scope will tell. But certainly no news-service offers the inevitable argument."
"In any event, the impertinence of the audience befits the impertinence of submitted material. If they had no equally impertinent audience... all impertinent material, and all impertinent politicians, would be equally vanished."
"Just something to consider, as we plunge ever deeper into insoluble debt."
"IT'S NOT THE ECONOMY" (2008)
So when G. W. took over steering the dynasty which only drives itself to collapse under insoluble debt, it was still "the economy" for which all the more would be swept to the mountain heaped under the rug. Until recently he assured us every day was rosy; and as his days now come to a close, he reassures us it's not time to "over-curreck."
Day and night now, the predators who put him in office are out to make sure they get their last share of the loot when the musical chairs tune stops playing. The people will pay. The people will pay. The people will pay never the clan whose very purported "business" is only to take ever multiplying unearned gain from them.
After all, if it is right, then it is right even to the very end, isn't it?
Look around you as the smell rises from your gutted country and all the facades of usury fail. Notice one thing: When things turn sour, what are usurers compelled to do?
To save the hour for the last further iota of unearned taking, they are always, always, always compelled to restrain interest.
Ah... and when they can no longer think to suffer their cost of reducing your interest further, they will condemn you to a vanishing circulation which you can no longer afford to replenish by sufficient further borrowing. And that's when meeting their interest makes sustaining the necessary commerce impossible.
So no, "It's not 'the economy,' stupid; it's 'the interest.'"
It's the interest. It's the interest. It's the interest.
ECONOMY UNDER NATURAL CONDITIONS
Under natural conditions, industry prospers consistently as much as our need and willingness to render production from available resources. So long as resources remain so available, so long as need so persists, and so long as we are so willing to maintain production, we prosper without interruption to the consistent extent predicated by the natural determinants.
Usury perpetually subverts these natural sustaining factors by multiplying debt in proportion to a vital circulation.
From the very initiation of the system, we have the original injustice of being deprived multiples of our production to whatever extent interest increases the obligation above the principal. All this initial unnecessary expense is for the sake of a process which can only perpetually multiply unearned profit, with the supposed necessity of the unearned profit being that earned wealth is at risk, and/or that the process which can only perpetually multiply indebtedness even to terminal collapse somehow endows such a currency with an integrity, that debts can and will be repaid, and/or that the circulation will therefore retain value.
All in fact however are false.
RESPONSE TO MISUNDERSTANDING THAT THE ABSENCE OF USURY SOLVES INFLATION
The traditional definitions of "inflation" and "deflation" respectively are increases or decreases in circulation per the assets the circulation is otherwise intended to represent.
Obviously then, the only way to solve inflation and deflation as defined is to maintain a circulation which is always equal to the current/remaining value of the assets it is to represent; and the only way to do that is to introduce so much circulation as the value of the asset, and to pay the resultant obligation off at the rate of depreciation or consumption (which are to be understood to be equal).
You can't do that if the obligation is subject to interest, because *for all cases*, more has to be paid out of the circulation than circulation exists: For each and every case, debt or circulation plus interest to be paid out of the circulation in servicing interest is greater than the debt or circulation which must be paid out of the circulation to solve inflation and deflation.
Besides making it impossible to solve inflation and deflation then, interest makes it impossible to pay for the work of others with an equal measure of our own work, because all the while that debt is multiplied in proportion to the circulation, ever more of the units of circulation is dedicated to servicing debt, with ever less therefore remaining for the intended purpose of sustaining commerce.
Furthermore then, interest makes it impossible to maintain a circulation which across its whole is at all times redeemable in and representative of the very things of value we the people intend for it to represent.
REPRESENTATION VERSUS USURY
Witting subjects rectify their deprivation. Sheep wait for whatever hand their usurers will deal them.
Theirs is a system no intelligent society would ever authorize.
In fact, no intelligent society ever has.
It is literally impossible to impose freedom upon anyone.
WHAT DOES FORBES KNOW ABOUT MONEY? (CIRCA 1996)
Good question. Forbes is constantly putting a positive spin on EVERY consequence of what they too, falsely call 'economy.'
Forbes is an exemplary propaganda machine. Rising prices which are costs, and which moreover, are rising *financed* costs not even reflecting the whole obligation to pay are presented as profit. All you can get for your $900,000 home built in 1963 for $35,000 is another $900,000 home built in 1963 for $35,000. What you've paid in some 40 years for that stupid asses' $35K home is something like $2,000,000. And this is to your advantage?
Then when the 'housing market' collapses, they spin it as 'a buyer's market.' Again, they paint the opposite as an ostensible advantage. Like you can get on a crashing train for less than the guy in the front car, who was just killed by what hasn't reached you yet.
"AN ECONOMIST POSSESSES CREDENTIALS?"
"People tend to look so superficially for credentials in this world. But if we can judge credentials to their very worth, we might instead find official credentials to verge on obstructing evaluation of the real merits of our work. If after all, credentials are a meritable unit of measure, what at all can they imply but the quality of work we must understand to find any credential truly meaningful?"
"What if for instance, we have 'earned' a 'master's' degree 'in economics' because we simply absorbed the 'information' that 'interest' is 'good' for 'an economy?' The whole ostensible discipline might be bereft of formal proof or theorem. It may have no real foundation at all. We might know nothing; and we might do nothing for the world, while the original and real purpose of our 'education' was to graft ourselves to the taking of the world's production intending from the very beginning to provide nothing in return. What does any such badge make you?"
"As a student I revolted against this very thing. I hope others will do the same, because if the world is to truly evolve, real value and virtue will certainly be objectives."
ENGINEERING A TRUE ECONOMY
Imagine that you are designing the first combustion engine:
A prototype finally starts. It sputters; it coughs. It stumbles.
You envisioned smooth delivery of power efficient power. Your very initial objective was to achieve full possible power. So is an engine to cough? Is an engine barely to run?
No one would ever have built a decent engine if we exclaimed only how wonderful all the "running" amidst all the first sputtering.
Imposition of a central banking system on true free enterprise runs quite the opposite course. It takes a free running engine and irreversibly multiplies its debt until it can run no more. That it ran in the first place, that it ran for some time, and that it improved its production at times even faster than usury imposed ever greater oppression is no testament to the ostensible merits of usury; nor does it prove the subject commerce can sustain itself against the multiplying costs of debt forever.
In fact commerce is finite; and a system which can only multiply debt in proportion to commerce can only eventually exceed the capacity of finite commerce to support infinite, irreversible multiplication of debt in proportion to a circulation. Indeed, as ever more of such a circulation must be dedicated to servicing the multiplying debt, ever less of the circulation remains to sustain commerce.
The inherent collapse of a central banking system therefore approaches at an ever escalating rate, as the subject commerce struggles against all the malignant consequences of servicing perpetual multiplication of debt in proportion to the potential commerce which can survive to do so.
HOW DO WE PERFECT ECONOMY?
The only way to perfect an economy of perpetual, terminal multiplication of debt in proportion to the original circulation is to eradicate interest, because to maintain a circulation subject to interest requires perpetually re-borrowing whatever we pay against principal and interest as ever greater sums of debt. Every system involving a currency subject to interest therefore imposes a maximum possible lifespan on itself, as ever greater sums of interest on an ever escalating sum of debt eventually impose collapse. Thus there is no compromise or alternative to mathematically perfected economy™ which solves inherent, terminal, irreversible multiplication of debt by interest.
Similarly, inflation and deflation are only solved by maintaining a circulation which is always equal to the remaining value of related assets that is, the assets for which the debt was loaned into circulation.
This means that to solve inflation and deflation a) we can only pay debts equal to the related asset (which therefore cannot be subject to interest); and that b) the schedule of payment must equal the rate of depreciation or consumption (which are to be understood to be equivalent). Thus neither is there a compromise or alternative to mathematically perfected economy™ which solves inflation and deflation.
Under a mathematically perfected economy™ therefore, a $100,000 home with a 100-year lifespan costs us only $1,000 per year, or $83.33 per month the exact equivalent of the work which created it (which of course is the intended pattern of justice in a true "economy").
All the difference between its just costs under MPE™ and the deprivating costs imposed today is the inevitable consequence of perpetually multiplied unearned profit, imposed for that very purpose by unassented, unconstitutional privatization of a currency which is produced at practically no cost whatever.
All that obstructs us from mathematically perfected economy™ therefore is the usurpation which remains necessary to our unearned and unjustified dispossession.
The fundamental question is, "Should one person's debt to another be subject to unearned profit, and even to illimitable unearned profit and collapse on behalf of a third who contributes nothing to wealth, but takes all wealth by first taking an exclusive privilege and unwarranted authority to issue the paper representing the promise of the first to the second?"
In other words, none of this could be done to you if it were not that usurpers have deprived you of your inalienable rights to promise to pay your debts to each other, that they may attach a process to the paper which perpetually multiplies artificial debt upon you for nought.
Of course then, when such a question exposes the fact that inherent, irreversible multiplication of debt can only engender ever more preclusive and ultimately terminal consequences, only the most careless, unjust, or undeserving people will turn from its one and only answer.
ARE USURERS UNAWARE OF THEIR CRIME?
"Nothing could moreso violate the principles of a truly free nation than a central banking system which cannot even be promoted by its true consequences."
"Usury is no accident. We have developed a capability to prosper never before attained in human history. Yet a dire struggle against a critical, mounting debt exists; and if insoluble debt alone is ultimately produced by the intent of a system said instead to support commerce and to be an "economy," then no real alternative exists for the people but to adopt solution and compel usurers too to earn their living by true production."
"As to the pretended justice of it all, will they then wish to give up ever more of their production for naught?"
WHY SO MANY CANDIDATES EVADE MATHEMATICALLY PERFECTED ECONOMY™
As none of the present players will commit to the arguments which ostensibly justify usury, we must decipher why; and the answer to this question hinges on another:
If the purposes of evasion were legitimate, why not justify in absolute terms how we can even maintain a vital circulation without suffering perpetual multiplication of debt to ever greater detriment?
If the central banking system were not imposed, this question would have been answered in 1913.
It is because this obvious and crucial question cannot be answered that evasion is consistent instead with recognizing alternative arguments can only be defeated by the foundations of mathematically perfected economy™. This makes all evaders culpable for our oppression, for nothing less than mathematically perfected economy™ can serve us.
Until we settle for nothing less than full accountability then, we will have neither accountability, representation, or solution.
WHAT THEN IS THE CAUSE OF THE INJURIES TO WHICH THE EXPRESSION "CREATING MONEY OUT OF THIN AIR" COMPLAINS? APRIL 6, 2008
All of the consequences to which the expression "creating money out of thin air" complains therefore are instead ramifications of interest (usury), because interest inherently dedicates ever more of every dollar to servicing debt, as we are forced to maintain a circulation subject to interest by re-borrowing whatever we pay against principal and interest obligations. This intrinsic and wholly unavoidable ramification of interest of course systematically, perpetually, and irreversibly ("if" we maintain a circulation) multiplies the sum of debt in proportion to the circulation (or the commerce which can be sustained by the circulation), as subsequent sums of debt equal the previous sums of debt plus so much as periodic interest.
This inherent, irreversible, perpetual multiplication of debt at inherently escalating rates (of ever greater increments of periodic interest on an ever greater sum of debt) therefore inherently destroys the purchasing power and thus the very integrity of "the dollar" not only to an ever greater degree, but at an ever escalating rate, not only until the dollar is soon enough destroyed altogether... but until the whole of the system caves in under the weight of a sum of debt it can no longer afford to service.
After all, in inherently multiplying debt, ever more of the circulation is dedicated to servicing debt, and ever less of the circulation *can* be dedicated to sustaining the commerce which is obligated to servicing the multiplying sum of debt.
Because it is impossible to maintain a circulation subject to interest without re-borrowing payments against principal and interest as subsequent sums of debt increased so much as periodic interest, *interest* then is the cause of the injuries to which the expression "creating money out of thin air" complains.
It is the interest and improprieties of the schedule of payment which are the cause of all the issues not the conducive cost of the currency, or an excessive circulation which does not even exist.
The sky is not falling "because we created money out of thin air."
The sky is falling because 1) when you hold in your hand "a dollar," it actually represents an obligation to pay... and because 2) that *eventually impossible* obligation to pay is *already* so incredibly far much greater than the wealth most of us hope that false dollar could otherwise represent.
The purported "confidence" in "the dollar" therefore ultimately tumbles because there was no real basis for "confidence" in the first place.
The lie of the false dollar was always a deception; and it was never the inexpensiveness of the lie which hurt us. The sky is falling instead because of the inevitable ramifications of a purposed process, which in fact was the original, principal intended object of a privatized currency.
From the very beginning, the issue and the only distinguishing process even was "interest."
NATURE OF MONEY VERSUS MAGIC APPRECIATION (APRIL, 2008)
A republic raising only designs which serve the people, has but one purpose for currency; and that is inert, representative tokens of earned wealth.
Because money is so conceived by its users to serve strictly as a token of value, and because this would be a natural and incontrovertible intention of a republic, a currency is naturally expected to be perpetually redeemable in the very things of value it was first intended or understood to represent. But even if we did not understand this, the integrity of money hinges on consistent representation of value from moment to moment.
A morphing currency therefore lacks vital integrity; it either appreciates or deteriorates to our disadvantage; and so without a means of ensuring that the original value of a currency is retained across all time, an imperfect monetary system paves the way for either purposed manipulation, or incidental, adverse transformation of the cost or value of money or property.
Because a republic can, and because a republic obviously is attempting to perfect these irregularities, transformation of value is always purposed, and opposed to the decent objects of humanity; and so it is vital for us to understand that the purposed transformation of value is always injurious to subject people.
If we save for instance and the value of money diminishes, then the transgression is that saved money becomes relatively worthless. If on the other hand the relative value of money increases, this injures property holders, because likewise, a penalty is paid for holding property.
In the purposed lies for taking and taking and taking of one or the other, the usual, first case of injury is falsely promoted by praising artificial appreciation of property values: while your money and work are made ever more worthless, the costs of homes for instance are financed to the full measure of debt you *might* be able to support, that your marginalization multiplies the unearned profits of usurers to the greatest degree possible. Instead of paying for a $100,000 home with an equal measure of perhaps a year's work... two or eventually even more breadwinners barely meet the interest of imposed mortgages across lifetimes of dispossessed employment. All for the sake of unearned taking from us, we pay lifetime after lifetime for our very own production, instead of being permitted the true freedom to exchange an equal measure of our own work for the work of others.
No such "monetary" system serves us. We do not benefit from the ostensibly "appreciating" value of homes which in truth only depreciate across their lifetimes. The "appreciating" thing is cost; and if we look, what do we find but that the exact amount of "appreciation" matches what borrowings we can service, that all our potential income is marginalized to the benefit of unearned taking from us?
"Magic appreciation," indeed.
And so the so called stocks and securities markets responded to the news of this unwarranted further offense against the people with a brisk "rally" "recovering" so much as 400 points I believe it was in a single day (Wednesday, April 9, 2008)
Think of that.
Four hundred points or so of further unearned taking, based on information indicating that usurers would not let the side of unearned taking fail while all the cost of all these unjustified acts was to be heaped upon we who as a consequence, could only fail; and all so that thus the gambling could yet continue for more unearned gain from us, ostensibly altogether as proof of our betterment.
Answer to post: "RP [Ron Paul] said he would allow competing systems so he's open to all that way and the market place decides. you can't get any better then that." [sic, June 29, 2008]
How does he propose to compete with an interest-free currency?
That's his answer because he doesn't have an answer.
FDR AND "THE END" OF THE FIRST GREAT DEPRESSION
Franklin Delano Roosevelt did not resurrect America from the ashes of the First Great Depression; he did not solve its causes; he did not eradicate its causes; and therefore he did not save the American people from its causes; in fact by preserving that unassented and ever unjustifiable system he preserved the very causes and furtherance of that system's injustices as if he saw no better than to preserve usury instead of solving it.
He was loved then for working within the restraints of retaining that system such as preserved usury in this country and the world since then, albeit while easing pain and empty bellies.
IF WE FAIL, WHY WILL WE FAIL? (2003)
As the world of the capitalist untouchables crushes ours, it is vital to understand that it is not the collapse of a thousand Enrons which brought us down. It is the very adversity to understanding which has allowed the destruction of our commerce, for if the people of the world merely endeavored to understand true economy, no usurer could prevail for a moment; no political pretender could deploy their office to serve usury; and no media would be owned by the very usury system itself, that you may never understand usury.
It is the nature of their adverse system which your usurers would never have you understand. Your very understanding is their greatest fear, for they spend a great portion of their stealings from you to generate and to perpetuate a great, expensive facade that no problem exists.
Knowing even this, many say mathematically perfected economy™ 'will never be allowed.' No, mathematically perfected economy™ is inevitable, because usury can only fail; because usury only sows injustice; and because there is only one solution to usury. When soldiers return from foreign wars raised under guises so that even the victims of usurers will fight to establish yet another compliant central bank, and when those unwitting victims lose their own home to bankruptcy, they shall wish with all their constitution they had listened sooner and acted together to dissolve usury forever.
And when that day comes, under every rock you will find hiding usurers, advocates of usury, phony "economists"... all the seekers of unearned profit who knew not even how to limit their great crime against us.
ANSWER TO WIKI.ANSWERS.COM QUESTION, "How can currency be stable? What should government do to stabilize currency? How can be used gold and other valued metal to keep currency strong? How can be used reserve?" (sic), 23:27 4/5/2008
While a prevalent majority of purported economists will attempt to assert otherwise, even the relative value of a purported precious metal monetary standard will fluctuate in response to a variety of systemic conditions, including relative cost of its further production or demand for its use; and in fact, 1) since there is no fixed linkage between monetary units specified by a standard and other things of value, it is impossible for a standard such as the purported gold standard to endow currency with a stable practical value.
Furthermore, a finite resource such as gold has no capacity whatsoever 2) to sustain commerce requiring a circulation exceeding such a monetary standard; or 3) to avert further consequences which may affect the relative value of a currency, such as multiplication of debt by interest.
That is (3), merely to maintain a circulation subject to interest, it is necessary to perpetually re-borrow what we pay against principal and interest obligations. Payments against principal effectively then cannot pay down the sum of debt, as they must be re-borrowed back into circulation as subsequent debts equal to the former sum of debt. But as payments against interest obligations count none against former debt and are necessarily re-borrowed then as new debt above the previous sum of debt, thus the sum of debt increases in proportion to the circulation by so much as periodic interest on debt.
This perpetual multiplication of debt in proportion to the circulation has numerous effects, including effects on value or spendability. Ever more of a circulation is inherently devoted to servicing the ever greater sum of debt; and ever less of the circulation therefore can be devoted to sustaining the commerce which nonetheless is responsible for servicing the debt. Thus within the units of a currency subject to interest, there is a constant transformation of what proportions of the unit are devotable to each, with what can be devoted to sustaining commerce constantly deteriorating. Eventually even, a sum of debt is engendered which demands the entire circulation to service it, leaving nothing to sustain commerce.
Obviously, this inherent transformation affects the application of any definition of "value" or "stability" for currency subject to interest; and in fact establishes not only that it is impossible to enjoy stability from a currency subject to interest, but that interest is ultimately terminal to the purported monetary system.
Therefore a stable currency cannot be subject to interest.
Neither can an honored, finite monetary standard assert stability or sustain commerce exceeding its finite limitations (as in any case imposed upon a gold standard, where a circulation is required in excess of the standard).
A stable currency must overcome these imposed problems or limitations. Thus it must be available or circulate in quantities equal to our production if it is to provide a stable value related to the production for which it is issued.
There is one and one only prescription for such a currency.
That is, the only prescription which preserves the original value of a currency throughout the life or its circulation is to finance new production with notes which are not subject to interest, the value of which is fixed directly to the related assets by paying off the note at the rate of depreciation or consumption (which must be understood to be equivalent).
Thus in the case of a $100,000 home with a hundred year lifespan, a debt equal to the original value of the home is paid off at the overall rate of $1,000 per year, or $83.33 per month.
Only by said prescription is there no inflation or deflation, because the circulation is constantly equal to the remaining value of the asset. Nor is there a need for an alternate "monetary standard" (which only intends to ensure ineffectively against a contrary, defective system, that the money can be redeemed), because at all times and for every case of such a mathematically perfected economy™ (perfecteconomy.com), every dollar is redeemable in the very thing of value it is intended to represent.
Not only so; only in such a case can we the subjects of the system procure for our own labors whatever we deem to be an equal measure of the work of others.
THE G. W. BUSH LIE
G. W. loves to tell our troops how much better things are back here. He cites "growth." And when he cites growth, he is citing a growth measured in expansion of the money supply. Now, you tell me: When he first took office, $1.5 billion of *foreign* "investment" per day was required to keep this "economy" floating. That means we are going to be paying other people for what was just a while ago American enterprise and that the growth of this takeover of American enterprise progressed at the rate of $1.5 billion per day. As he began his second term, $2 billion per day was required. People have forfeited all equity in their homes to make ends meet and are paying against their debt by the ostensible virtue of interest only loans. Is this "growth" good growth? Or, on the contrary, is this growth evidence of how close we are to system wide failure?
No, the present is an administration of looters in the last days of the republic.
THE PARADOX OF USURY
After all, only a solvent and unknowledgeable people can profit the collectors of involuntary servitude.
COMPUTER MODELS PRODUCED FOR THE REAGAN ADMINISTRATION
I had been asked if I thought it was possible to project the maximum possible/practical lifespan of an economy subject to interest. I answered that this would be a simple matter of calculating borrowing necessary to replenish interest. Months were spent developing computer models capable of calculating the maximum possible lifespan for any plausible managerial scenarios. The most probable managerial scenarios we ran anticipated that if federal/public debt accumulated parallel to the inherently escalating rate of multiplication of private debt, that Reagan would triple the federal debt of the entire previous history of the country over two terms of office.
Not only did those projections for federal accumulation of debt hold true, the modeled accumulation of debt has held true ever since. As we projected for more aggressive de-escalation of interest rates than have been deployed over this timespan, the projected accumulations are actually somewhat conservative. Even so, to most purported experts these numbers were hardly even imaginable in the early 1980s.
For more aggressive de-escalation of interest rates, the models projected a maximum possible lifespan in the vicinity of 2020 AD, and a general practical lifespan therefore of approximately 2015. Accounting for the higher rates of interest deployed would downwardly adjust the general practical lifespan to approximately 2010. Thus withstanding artificial suspensions of consequences and so forth, we can expect near term full fledged systemic failure.
In the final analysis, Reagan had doggedly moved ahead with a plan that couldn't possibly work. Despite my appeals, he left an imposed process to destroy the house by further irreversible multiplication of debt to the eventual terminal state. In that, he may be no more guilty than any and every president since the 1912 campaign. But too, these events certify we require a higher genre of leadership at least capable of resolving the intellectual challenges of identifying, presenting, and prevailing in solution.
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, DEATH, AND TAXES
Benjamin Franklin did not say two things are certain: death and unjust taxation.
You are paying interest upon interest upon interest, because you have tolerated the unlawful and unassented imposition of a privatized currency which, for the sake of unearned profit, can only multiply debt until you collapse under an artificial sum of debt.
No; responding to just such an unassented imposition of a privatized currency as we have now, Franklin said, "We would have gladly borne the little tax on tea and other matters, if it had not been that they took from us our money, which created great unemployment and dissatisfaction."
Those who cite Poor Richard's Almanac to convince you of the contrary, plainly do so out of context; and plainly do so to promote your unknowing servitude for they carefully avoid discussion of the relevant principles.
A Question for Kent State University
According to the home page for the Capital Ownership Group at Kent State University (http://cog.kent.edu/), a purpose of COG is "to abate the negative effects of globalization."
But if mathematically perfected economy™ is not even urgently embraced to avert the failure of an inherently terminal system evident everywhere about us, what we have at the Kent State University "Capital Ownership Group" therefore is no less than a prevailing "quality" of thinking which occupies no less than hundreds of purported economists in nothing less than perpetually OBSTRUCTING mathematically perfected economy™.
Of course, we can understand two reasons they would resist MPE™ for their own hides at the expense of ours, because 1) in a pre-MPE™ era the proposition of MPE™ demonstrates their uselessness in failing to develop a bona fide discipline conducive to solution; and 2) in an established MPE™ era, MPE™ will certainly render them useless for their lack of any possible further purpose such as the extended tenure over which they failed forever at their original purported purpose. There is simply no place for false economists in true economy; and from their fragile but so consistent solidarity, we might even expect that they know so.
Thus while their false "economy" inflicts so much damage upon the rest of humanity by inherently and irreversibly multiplying debt even to collapse, they preserve unearned profit at the expense of true free enterprise, and even our country. Why tell us about that then, especially if they cannot even give us any better reasons than Mr. Ryan's, and they're bound to piss off somebody who can?
According to the liberally re-written history of a previous era, Montezuma sent jests to head off Cortez, hoping only to so distract him by feigning a stupidity incapable of communicating the direction of their capitol all so that the Aztec empire might not be destroyed. "Similarly," Kent State University's "Capital Ownership Group" "think tank" gives us irreversible, terminal, ever escalating usury, William B. Ryan, and a purposely falsified "science" so destructive it must be destroyed for solution and rectitude to prevail.
What's interesting first to me about the Kondratiev Wave is that (at least as far as I am aware) its projection is not a product of identifying underlying cause. If it were based on an understanding of causative process, surely Nikolai Kondratiev's work would recognize not that the cycle of the Long Wave's prosperity and collapse would be of a relatively uniform length, but instead, as the waves of the sea are shaped uniquely by explicit applied forces, that the length of his Long Wave is the very explicit and exacting duration projected from the calculations I provided President Reagan.
What is further interesting to me is that it plays such a role in the dialog and interaction of so many "economists," who for one reason or another are bent not on determining explicit cause for a pattern which may barely fit its theory, but instead prefer to discuss its potential relevance otherwise.
In the very same way, your understanding of interest is critical; and if the age we are seeing end has a purpose, that purpose is that you understand interest is usury, and that usury is a pattern which much like Kondratiev asserts, collapses every system of usury until we solve the simple fact usury is a process of inevitable collapse.
That's why Kondratiev had a pattern to observe.
FATALITY OF UNEARNED GAIN
All three major religions drawing from the Old Testament, renounce unearned gain. Yet at the hand of a monetary system which itself purposely devalues the currency for unearned gain, many of us are at least defensively driven to a perpetual battle competing for unearned profit at cost to all the rest, even as in the end, only the monetary system can profit when the music ultimately stops.
All the while, perpetual devaluation of the currency through perpetual multiplication of debt will not only ultimately stop the music, but, for the subjects of the system, will reduce the prospects, both of earned and unearned profit, eventually to nil. Thus in the monetary obligations which are left, the usurpers of the authority to publish a virtually costless "money" subject to "interest," make themselves the collectors of all the chips which must be forfeited to them when we cave in under the perpetual escalation of their unearned takings.
So, we are driven to this battle for unearned gain, even by the fatality of it.
How do you fix the cycle?
They're the looters. That's why they don't want to fix it. How do you fix looting? You stop the looting.
That doesn't sound so good to a looter.
Is too many supporters the cause of argument, or is the purpose of the two major parties to siphon to extremes?
If too many supporters were the cause of argument, it could only be because the number to be represented had abandoned the principle of like representation, which instead engenders universal law derived from a singular argument.
Even if we did not realize that yet from the works of our founders, in all walks of life still, any number of arguments is solved by raising only the meritable arguments of the issues and matching the candidate to solution [or implementation of solution] which of course too is the intended purpose of representative self government.
The parties and candidates have nothing to do with the number of arguments, even if they advocate what is not solution... because an intelligent people working toward a government which serves them can only be interested in the principle of the one universal, deservedly prevailing argument.
So the number of arguments among the people, like the lack of due argument or recognition of compelling argument and failure to achieve consensus, rise only from their inability to determine solution. After all, there is always one argument for solution; and so inherently, all arguments which are conducive to solution are members of that one ultimate argument.
In the face of vital issues then, many arguments, incoherent argument, and lack of qualified argument, only amount to an inability to self rule. The design of the republican form of government (which we are) is intended to sustain representatives of qualified argument and solution; and so it hopes to address the insoluble faults of the general people; but so, it can never be better than all its people; and thus if the purported representatives advocate undefined, unqualified change, they are no better than a people who cannot instead advocate solution.
Nor then can a plurality of parties in fact siphon off extreme/untoward points of view any better than their people particularly as again, solution is the one conducive point of view, and division into parties inherently serves the contrary.
If siphoning off ostensible extremes were the purpose of a plurality of parties, division itself would be eliminated. But on the contrary, division, like unqualified argument, is only dissolved by intelligence the result of which on the contrary, is agreement, unity, and the shelving of argument, which in turn forms the basis for perpetual consensus.
We argue because we often fail even to identify our problems; because we stick band-aids over their consequences; and because on top of what oozes out still, more and more band-aids are applied until we have plenty to argue ineffectually about, only because we first abandoned the principle of solution which has rules of argument by which, like science, only lead to solution.
POTENTIAL PROGRESS OF HUMANITY
Ideals, like real principles, never expire. Hope is eternal then because one of us will desire rectitude, and because so long as one of us will, oppression will be repulsed.
The progress of humanity is inevitable because in the scheme of all things, its fruition is a mere matter of hearing our greatest gifts. Why then ever resist positive change; and why ever delay positive change for a single moment?
Just a thought on Jefferson that's been emphasized by the past few days the communication he engages in is just incredible. No matter how much his peers may seem themselves to be intellectual giants, Jefferson perpetually raises all the issues far, far beyond the bounds of what they're even considering. He just *dwarfs* them.
Now, Lincoln... he's right there too.
In a just society
So, while the pretended, false laws of escalated exploitation can only culminate in world wide failure, nonetheless in a just society, a universal knowledge of monetary rectitude is altogether routine and obvious; that knowledge alone is rightly expected to be exercised from both sides of every commercial equation; and thus its principles are neither unexpected, denigrated, non-extant, or broadly fancied to simply be malleable, however may suit whatever ulterior purposes.
By nature and by extension, even the most ostensibly modest advocate of exploitation is the enemy of a just society. To advocate exploitation in fact has always been to sow monumental discord, for if its interests are to survive, the dedication inevitably pervades all interaction, merely because to install means of exploitation where the means are best preserved against the natural objects of a just populace, is to ensure their preservation in the halls of otherwise representative government.
RE: RON PAUL; RESPONDING TO THE STATEMENT, "the fact that you haven't heard from the man himself seems telling..."
More telling... I spent a year revising my web pages to fully support him, thinking ***stupidly*** that he would realize mathematically perfected economy™ is the only answer to our troubles. I called his campaign. I wrote a hundred letters. No kidding. Meanwhile, very words from my web pages you'd find nowhere else, like "insoluble debt" (for which you have no proper usage even, unless you realize interest multiplies debt and MPE is the only answer)... these terms keep cropping up in his speeches and written material. Now, "Second Great Depression?" I've been writing about it for 30 years.
So, even more telling then... is we have had people ***personally*** talk to him. Mario Sikorski, a PFMPE™ supporter from Warsaw Poland, came here for a year to promote Ron Paul, and to present MPE™ to Mr. Paul personally. No answer.
Mario eventually put me in contact with one of Mr. Paul's outer echelon Austrian Economists. His opening remarks to me were my ideas were old, and already known to be disproven — all of them. He referred to Jaikaran of course, who stole my thesis that any economy subject to interest inherently terminates itself under insoluble debt... Jaikaran stole that in 1994, fifteen years after I published it in Morphallaxis. He so mis-explains it, that his followers think the problem is debt — not multiplication of debt. But Mr. Paul's Austrian "Economist" can't even explain or cite the location of the disproof!
These are really intelligent guys. I called his office, and after introducing myself, the first words out of his answering person's mouth were, "There is no such thing as mathematically perfected economy™."
I asked a patent question I inquire of all who make that claim, "You mean, if inflation and deflation are defined respectively as increases or decreases in circulation per the wealth the circulation is intended to represent, there is no solution for inflation and deflation?"
This of course is one of only two basic building blocks of MPE™. His reply?
"I can't debate that with you."
A well selected office person I'm sure.
Some of his personnel soon took it upon themselves to ask me not to consider Andrew's retort as the official position of the campaign, promising they would carefully watch my pages. Still no answer. None. Not even to my invalidation of the gold standard.
We also have neighbors who have volunteered *and promised* to deliver their appeal for MPE™, and their request he answer to its charges the gold standard cannot save us, etc.. They delivered this to Mr. Paul *PERSONALLY*. NEVER AN ANSWER.
So we know who Ron Paul is.
POLITICIANS WHO EVADE ENGINEERING
But if he knew the way, he should have campaigned on that, so that we could vote for a way. If he didn't know the way, and if he refuses the way, he ran to be an idol.
RULE BY OPINION, OR STATE OF PERCEPTION?
As we compose our perceptions (as opposed to opinions), what we are concerned with, if we are to succeed, is not to arrive at a mere opinion, but to refine our understanding into veritable engineering. Principles are the building blocks of engineering; and, as we say, real (true, incontrovertible) principles are only abandoned; they cannot be compromised, because that is to destroy the principle itself. This idea is key to wielding the issues before us in a way in which we will succeed.
Where then do we get confused in reacting to all the alternate opinions which are proposed?
The first thing to do is to question whether they observe the vital principles. After all, if an alternate proposition observes principles which ascertain a fact of singular solution, then there would be no alternate proposition — the observation arrives yet again, by whatever route, at the singular possible solution.
So, we ourselves become confused when, to whatever least degree even, we leave the principle. I say this only because if I were not here, that's how we would find our way.
ARE AMERICANS LEGALLY LIABLE TO PAY FOR THIS CRIME AGAINST THEM?
The reason the perpetrators greet mathematically perfected economy™ with evasion, is they already know the fact of their crime. It is "the banks" who have dispossessed us of so much wealth that we have produced and paid for, who should have to be paying the people of the world for all the damages they have inflicted upon us.
REGARDING OBAMA'S REFUSAL TO "SECOND GUESS THE FED" (Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:21 AM)
So what does a President mean when he "won't second guess the Fed?"
He means his singular approach is to let rats attempt every trick, deception and futility to sustain their imposed system of exploitation, so they can continue to exploit us to the maximal degree possible.
If he meant something else, he'd be speaking to us about mathematically perfected economy™. If he waits much longer, and has half a good monetary bone in his body, he'll only have eleventh hour pretenders who by the dozens now are lining up on the side of "interest-free monetary" systems, proposing "their own" solutions, which of course can only compromise a singular solution for 1) inflation and deflation, 2) systemic manipulation of the cost or value of money or property, and 3) inherent multiplication of artificial debt into systemic failure.
RESPONDING TO RON PAUL'S CRITICISM OF OBAMA'S BORROWING TRILLIONS IN WEEKS, TO WHICH MR. PAUL ADVOCATES MAKING BORROWING MORE DIFFICULT (AND FURTHER HAS ADVOCATED DOING SO BY MAINTAINING ELEVATED RATES OF INTEREST)
We tend to love Ron Paul rationally almost, for he says so many things which in fact are true, but which can only be weighed for actual value by a course which inevitably realizes that what he advocates too is a mere fairy tale of Austrian Economics which pretends there is no such thing as perfected economy; that we cannot use math to identify "economy's" faults; that we can neither use math to solve or prove solution, even of such simple matters as inflation and deflation, which only require maintaining a circulation which at all times is equal to the remaining value of represented property... which is only possible by mathematically perfected economy™, against which Paul supporters, without valid argument against it (or proof of their own propositions), are the most vicious adversaries... and all this not only to retain the very form of "banking" system he pretends to advocate tearing down, but *higher* rates of interest which can only destroy us all the faster... all this of course for the purpose declared by the arch-Austrian, Hayek to impose/retain "banks" (charging interest) *because this can be such an extremely profitable business*.
The only difference between Mr. Paul and the other side of the coin then is that he dares to criticize the fault even to preserve it, and particularly by himself avoiding discussion of the very properties which are at fault, in fact to preserve them.
What should concern us is who stands in the way of solution, and why.
"To find the players in all the corruption of the world, 'Follow the money.' To find the captains of world corruption, follow the money all the way."
mike montagne — founder, PEOPLE For Mathematically Perfected Economy™, author/engineer of mathematically perfected economy™ (1968-1979)
While 12,000 homes a day continue to go into foreclosure, mathematically perfected economy™ would re-finance a $100,000 home with a hundred-year lifespan at the overall rate of $1,000 per year or $83.33 per month. Without costing us anything, we would immediately become as much as 12 times as liquid on present revenue. Transitioning to MPE™ would apply all payments already made against existent debt toward principal. Many of us would be debt free. There would be no housing crisis, no credit crisis. Unlimited funding would immediately be available to sustain all the industry we are capable of.
There is no other solution. Regulation can only temper an inherently terminal process.
None of us will deserve or preserve a justice we will not even bother to understand. The stars of the last days of usury will well scatter the arguments of singular solution, understanding already that nothing less will deliver us from the perpetual consequences of the present abuse of power. The rest? Sitting on your hands, advocating false solution, sowing division, or actively promoting pseudo-science with its very consequences manifesting everywhere about us, you Judas are the vehicle of liberty's demise.
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