Money Reform: The Big Picture

Yes,  there is a big picture, and bigger ones, and even a biggest picture, in terms of what can be seen though human eyes and grasped by the human mind.  For obvious reasons I’ve avoided much direct mention here of larger issues than money and government reforms.  It is too easy to quickly get lost in the depths, and lose the attention of many readers.  So I am purposely going to avoid details.  Subtleties can be dealt with on other pages or places.  What I have to say may sound strange to some, or even worse.  It can’t be helped; the time is past for euphemisms.  So here is the blunt truth, as I comprehend it in the waning years of my life.

This planet is headed for the mother of all “rough rides”.  What we are approaching, and even already into, is a convergence of “perfect storms”.  Not so much natural storms, although there will be those too, but man-made “storms” in almost all walks of life.  I want to stress the “man-made” focus, because it is important to separate such from the “divine” or “wrath of God” causation.  Ok, I’m already getting into deep water, so let’s get to the point.

Human beings of wealth and power have formed associations (syndicates or cabals) for the purpose of running our planet.  More specifically, these people are not nice or benignly intended, and their circles of power have gained control over every aspect of human life on our globe, even to being on the verge of inaugurating a planetary government, a global money and economic system and a global government that is totally under their control. They have, or will have, control of all major military forces and weaponry, majorities in all government branches of major G-8 (or G-22) nations, Most major economic, social, religious, educational, recreational, sports, and informational and educational institutions are already owned or controlled by their various branches – I think of them as tentacles.  Economics – control of money and resources (main ingredients of capital – leaving labor aside for the moment) is the major engine of amassing and controlling power.  That is why I emphasize money reform.  But control of land and resources is just as important, as they are the source of all wealth, along with labor, and money can generally buy labor when land is not available.

I write mostly about “money” and its creation, control, distribution and volume, because that it the major way “they” transfer wealth from us – working taxpaying citizens – to themselves.  Maybe we should give “them” a universally recognized name.  They have many names now.  “Illuminati” is a catch-all meaning “illumined ones”, a classic misnomer.  They are diabolically clever, smart, well-educated, knowledgeable, and greatly skilled in attracting money and power to themselves, but IMO they are not “illumined” in the sense that I understand the concept, that meaning “enlightened”.  The “Bilderbergers” are one of the key control groups, but along with them are a virtual alphabet soup of acronyms from around the world – CFR, WTO, NAFTA, NSA, CIA, IMF, BIS, WB, EU, NAU, NAM, NATO, and the list could go on and on.  All have roles to play in this new global economic and governmental scenario.

You probably already know this on some level, or if you don’t “know” it you suspect it.  Most simply refuse to look at the facts, and are in perpetual denial.  Some, of course, have aligned their choices and interests to serve these cabals of temporal power, and these would not be amenable to our ideas here.  Our message is for those who wish to align themselves with the side of light and truth – the “winning side”, eventually.  Those who align themselves with the universal creative forces and their operative universal laws must eventually “prevail”, even when appearances would make it seem otherwise.

The point to be grasped is that those now in control have set in motion this coming “perfect storm” of events – events that are actually inexorable consequences of unlimited greed, lust for money, power and control.  The corporation is the “Frankenstein Monster” of their creation that is heartless, soulless, and feeds on nothing but profits – money – no matter at what cost in environmental ruin and human misery.  Corporations are fictitious persons – entities – that replace and displace people as the central focus of our civilization.  In this system, people count, but mostly to the degree they serve the corporation, or corporate interests, and the interests of those investors who own or control the corporations.

The epitome of this Frankenstein is the Financial Corporation, or commercial and investment banks.  Corporations are properties given legal status as “persons” before the laws.  Of course this outrageous fiction will be corrected in time, even as was the fiction that certain persons could be the “property” of others, and bought and sold as chattel.  The envisaged new world economic order will attempt to re-institute wide-scale debt slavery though various economic disguises.  It is already doing so in ways cleverly concealed from most persons.  At some point disguises and concealment will no longer be necessary to their purposes, and will be largely dropped.  Those who are observant can already see this trend unfolding.

There is hope for those who are aware and willing to make the commitment toward a brighter, better shared future.  That future will include a far greater measure of economic democracy – increased abundance for all.  The best ways to achieve this brighter future has been, and will continue to be, the focus of this blogsite.

Please stay tuned….

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Hijacking Reforms

Hijacking Reforms, by Jere L Hough

The Money-Powers (Wall Street & City of London financiers, bankers, and corporations) that are creating the new world economic order are winning their battle.  They may have already won it.  The last step is to create rebellion and revolutionary chaos in the USA, and destroy the Obama administration, and any vestiges of representative government we actually have left.

The militant and authoritarian extreme right has all of the money and media on its side of the ledger, and they are winning the war for the minds of the people.  Make no mistake.   This is not a new war.  It has been going on for thousands of years, and been ratcheted up in the last two or three hundred, and several times since then.  We are now in the final, or nearly final stage.  Soon representative governments will be a memory.  At least this will be so for governments that represent the people.  Huge corporations and the billionaires behind them will be well represented.

There will also be several tiers of supportive ranks of entrepreneurs, managers and high-ranking government and military personnel who will do well.  But the vast bulk of humanity will be either enslaved on some physical or economic level or allowed to starve, drown, or be otherwise thrown away or exterminated in some fashion, from wars, famines, diseases, and any number of other horrors.

This is obviously not a pretty picture, and I wish I didn’t have to describe it.  But it is all but inevitable now.  Why?  I could explain that in many ways, but perhaps the simplest is to say that the “Tea-Baggers” have “hijacked” the reform movements, and are winning false reforms.  That is to say that the radical fascist wealthy elite right has succeeded in not only capturing all the means of production and distribution in our culture, but the production and distribution of information and education as well.  At least they now have enough of it to sway and hypnotize the ignorant masses any way they choose.  The “Tea-baggers” are right wing frauds that have hijacked the reform movements begun by writers and activists like me and other money reformers.  The “Tea-Baggers” are the visible marching throngs of people who have been warned that we must really take back our government and our money.  They are only one group out of thousands that are acting like reform groups but are really funded and organized by those now in control, and who want to see fake and phony “reforms” that leave things in their control, or more so.  Beware these “wolves in sheep’s clothing”.  Jesus did not use that phrase lightly or without cause.  Those that simply want to tear down or destroy legitimate elected governments are among the worst of these pseudo-reformers.

And ignorance is also a huge key.  People have been kept so busy earning a living, caring for their families, or amusing and entertaining themselves that they have failed to inform themselves of the historical, philosophical, social, spiritual and economic principles that form the basis for lasting and successful civilizations whose citizens are capable of governing themselves responsibly.

So the US Constitution our forefathers though provided adequate checks and balances against fatal accumulations of power failed to provide for economic checks and balances.  Wealth and power were accumulated and aggregated into the hands of a few who eventually used corporations, cartels and syndicates to replace the power of the people with their own wealth and money powers.

This, of course, is the short version of the story.  Very long books have been and will be written to supply all the sordid details.

This writing has another point, and an important one.  It is that during the past several hundred years, bankers and financiers who own the interlocking networks of corporations that now rule our world have been waging a massive propaganda war against governments. This war has been especially vicious against democratic or republican representative governments. The reason for this is that only the “people-power” of a strong middle class can protect a society against the aristocratic tyranny of money and wealth.

It is essential that the reader grasp this point.  Vast inequalities in the distribution of wealth create an aristocracy far stronger than any that existed by royal bloodlines in the past.  Free markets cannot exist in the midst of such concentrations of economic power.  They have not existed for a long time now, except in the mythologies the power-brokers spin out to the people, via their corporate mainstream media.

Let me repeat it another way.  Political democracy cannot be sustained without some degree of economic democracy.  This does not mean everyone should make the same wage, or income.  That is a ludicrous idea used to attack attempts to bring economic fairness and justice into the marketplace of ideas.  Industry, education, initiative and creativity should always be rewarded.  These incentives should never be removed, just as concepts of private property should never be abandoned.  However, the economic playing field cannot be sustained when it is a skewed as it now is toward the unrestricted accumulation of wealth and power.

The only real power capable of standing up to the power of wealth is a government of, by and for the people.  That is precisely why the war has been waged to destroy such governments, and why that war is at a fever pitch right now.   Your government has almost, but not quite, been taken over by the money powers.  Whether that happens of not depends on you, and your choices – right now.

The task of the people now is to reclaim its government.   Reclaiming the sovereign right of governments to create and regulate money would be a great place to start.  That means absorbing the privately owned Federal Reserve System into the US Treasury while simultaneously overhauling that government agency.  The US Treasury and all banking operations should be totally transparent to the people and to government oversight and responsibility.  Money could even be created at state government or regional economic levels.

However, the purpose of this paper is primarily to warn people that they are being confused, divided, and conquered.  All predators operate this way.  However the predators we are dealing with are also parasites.  Parasites often end up killing their hosts, and that is happening here.  Wall Street financiers and bankers are not part of the “real economy” of our nation.  Only people who make or create things actually produce real wealth.  Bankers and financiers create “phantom wealth” or paper wealth that always sooner or later bubbles to far and then bursts.   You are being told that your government is your enemy, and all we need do is “take down” the government, and put another, better one in its place and viola!…everything will then be peachy-keen.

If you’ve bought into this lie you’ve been had by the propaganda machine, and need to separate yourself from the Matrix.  You are cheering on Senator Palpatine!  Is that your desire?  Star Wars the movie showed us how entire planets or even systems of planets can be deceived into falling into the dark side.  Yet that is what we are in danger of doing.

Let me repeat.  Government is the only agency that even remotely represents the people of the USA.  It is big money, unregulated power, and nearly unlimited accumulations of wealth that has co-opted your government, and corrupted much of it over to the dark side.

You are being convinced that President Obama has been co-opted, and must be defeated, but I suggest that is the propaganda the dark side wants you to believe in order to bring down all that stands in their way.  They are painting Hitler hair and mustaches on signs of the president.  They are smearing and lying about him and the government and I see these tactics working.  Don’t allow it to happen.  Criticize Obama or his administration all you want.  Honest criticism is the duty of a patriot.  Just make sure you don’t destroy our representative government along with the criticism.

The Money-powers are doing their best to shift the blame fro the economic collapse away from themselves, where it rightfully belongs, to the newly arrived Obama administration.  We wrote about this happening way before Obama was elected, or even got the party nomination.  We foresaw it years and decades ago.  I wrote of this happening when Reagan was bring his supply-side “Voodoo Economics” and de-regulation policies 30 years ago.  De-regulation in general and the repeal of Glass-Steagal in particular allowed the derivatives games and credit default swaps that causes the giant losses that brought down the financial system.  And the unwinding is just beginning.  There is no recovery in process, except that which is being bought on Wall Street with your taxpayer bail-out dollars.  Many more waves are coming over many more years, even under the most far-sighted management of our economy.

But real money reforms along with government reforms could work miracles in a few short years.  But heed my warnings.  Economists, bankers and their accountants and lawyers must not be allowed to direct these financial and government reforms.  That is the fatal mistake I see in our immediate future.  It is once again putting the foxes in charge of the henhouse.  The wolves must not be allowed to guard the sheep!

Review:

  • The money powers who are building the new economic world order have hijacked the legitimate calls for real financial and government reforms, and are calling themselves “Tea-Baggers” among other progressive-sounding or patriotic names.
  • Blame for the economic collapse lies squarely with Wall Street and the international cabal of bankers: the IMF, BIS and World Bank, along with all major central banks owned by private stockholders.
  • Those criminals who have perpetuated the largest crimes in history are desperately trying to shift the blame to “government” – all governments.
  • First they corrupt the government to profit from that corruption, then they pass the blame off on the government they bribed and corrupted.  We must find ways to separate the elections process from the money powers.
  • We must also find ways to reduce the obscene disparities in wealth and resources, and better compensate labor for its contributions to the aggregate wealth of the planet.
  • We must not allow rage and anger to destroy hundreds or even thousands of years of the progression of civilization.  We must find ways to extend representative government to more citizens without destroying what we have achieved.
  • We must keep our would-be masters and controllers from putting a “new face” on the evil that has been done over years, decades and centuries by the Moneychangers and financiers.  The scapegoat they are trying to use now is President Obama.
  • Follow the money.  Ask, who benefits?  Find out where the money is coming from and where it is going.  We must find ways to break up monopolies and trusts that are “too big to fail”.  Too big to fail is too big to exist.
  • We have think beyond old stereotypes for our economies if they are to work for everyone.  We may need to rethink the public/private divide and have communities assume ownership of natural monopolies.  We have to find new ways to make monopolies accountable to the people.
  • We must never underestimate the lure of unlimited and unregulated power.  That really is the lure of the “dark side” from which our forefathers wished to protect us.  They left the back door of economic and money power open to the usurpers and usurers.
  • The only safe repository of power is with the people in the aggregate, and in just and reasonable laws – legislation.

Personally I think it would be a good idea to call a constitutional convention every 40 or 50 years, or even more, if it could be done with just representation.  Just representation is the key to it all.  I may post this and then follow up with footnotes and references where needed.  70 years of living research went into this paper.  It is freely given for your best use.

Jere L Hough

America: A Nation in Crisis

The USA is a nation in dire crisis, and I conservatively estimate that not one person in 1,000 (perhaps 100,000) is aware of the cause of our disease.  That means far less are aware of the proper cures.  Not knowing the cause, all the frantic efforts to “fix” the “system” only add layer upon layer of confusion to an already complex problem.  If this were a medical case, all the so-called “cures” would be killing the patient even faster than the underlying disease, which in itself is quite deadly enough.

In a word, our underlying problem is a fatal flaw in our controlling master legal document: the U.S. Constitution.  This flaw allows a “back door” for those who wish to exercise power over others to gain unchecked monopoly power though an “end run” around the constitutional safeguards commonly thought of as “checks and balances” in our system.

More specifically the “fatal flaw” is in the specifics of the mechanisms of money creation, control and regulation.  The loosely worded language allowed private, monopolistic banking powers to gain control over the US Treasury via it’s semi-governmental arm, The Federal Reserve System, established in 1913, and whose governing board is called “The Fed”.

It it far beyond the scope of this article to detail all the ways and means by which this was accomplished, but I can refer the reader to an exhaustive list of resources that leave no doubt of the truth of what is written so far above.  The references are all over this website, but will be listed again at the end of this article.

The process of replacing the authority of monarchs (kings, queens, emperors, dictators and other forms of tyrants) with more diverse and representative governments began far back in human pre-history, but for the purposes of our current Western Civilization of English-speaking citizens, historians tell us it goes back to the Magna-Carta.  In reality, rulers always had to fear rebellions if their tyranny went too far.  Power generally had to be shared with priests, temples, and religious leaders, and the heads of religious orders were often the temporal leaders themselves, or priest-kings and queens.

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Tragedy and Hope – An Introduction

I recently found this review of the most important history book I’ve ever read.  It has also been the most suppressed.  I urge those who are concerned about our times to read it.  – JLH

Here is a link to the text of Tragedy and Hope and one of the most informative websites anywhere.

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Tragedy and Hope – An Introduction

By Michael L. Chadwick

In 1965 one of the nation’s leading professors quietly finished the last draft of a 1311 page book on world history. He walked over to his typewriter and secured the last pages of the book and placed them into a small box and wrapped it for mailing. He then walked to the Post Office and mailed the final draft to his publisher in New York City. The editor was somewhat overwhelmed and perhaps even inhibited by the scholarly treatise. The last thing he wanted to do was to read the huge draft. He knew and trusted the professor. After all, he was one of the leading scholars in the western world. They had been acquaintances for several years. He had already signed an agreement to publish the book before it was finished. He had read several chapters of the early draft. They were boring, at least to him. He decided to give the book to a young editor who had just been promoted to his assistant. The young editor was also overwhelmed but happy to oblige the Senior Editor. The young editor was unaware of the importance of the manuscript and of the revelations which it contained. To the young editor this was just another textbook or so he thought.

Somehow one of the most revealing books ever published slipped through the editorial of offices of one of the major publishing houses in New York and found it way into the bookstores of America in 1966.

Five years later I was meandering through a used bookstore and stumbled upon this giant book. I picked up the book, blew the dust off and opened it to a page where the author stated that:

“…[T]he powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. this system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences. The apex of the system was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basle, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world’s central banks which were themselves private corporations….

“It must not be felt that these heads of the world’s chief central banks were themselves substantive powers in world finance. They were not. Rather, they were the technicians and agents of the dominant investment bankers of their own countries, who had raised them up and were perfectly capable of throwing them down. The substantive financial powers of the world were in the hands of these investment bankers (also called ‘international’ or ‘merchant’ bankers) who remained largely behind the scenes in their own unincorporated private banks. These formed a system of international cooperation and national dominance which was more private, more powerful, and more secret than that of their agents in the central banks.  This dominance of investment bankers was based on their control over the flows of credit and investment funds in their own countries and throughout the world. They could dominate the financial and industrial systems of their own countries by their influence over the flow of current funds though bank loans, the discount rate, and the re-discounting of commercial debts; they could dominate governments by their own control over current government loans and the play of the international exchanges. Almost all of this power was exercised by the personal influence and prestige of men who had demonstrated their ability in the past to bring off successful financial coupes, to keep their word, to remain cool in a crisis, and to share their winning opportunities with their associates.”

I could hardly believe what I was reading. I sat in the bookstore and read until closing time. I then bought the book and went home where I read almost all night. For the next twenty-five years I traveled throughout the United States, Europe and the Middle East following one lead after another to determine if the incredible words of the professor were really true. While serving as the Editor of a scholarly journal on international affairs, Director of the Center for Global Studies and foreign policy advisor for a key U. S. Senator in Washington, D. C., I conducted over 1000 interviews with influential world leaders, government officials, military generals, intelligence officers, scholars and businessmen, including corporate CEOs and prominent international bankers and investment bankers. I went through over 25,000 books and over 50,000 documents. I learned for myself that the professor was telling the truth.

There really is a “world system of financial control in private hands” that is “able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world.” I call this system the World Trade Federation. It is an ultra-secret group of the most powerful men on the earth. They now control every major international institution, every major multinational and transnational corporation both public and private, every major domestic and international banking institution, every central bank, every nation-state on earth, the natural resources on every continent and the people around the world through complicated inter-locking networks that resemble giant spider webs. This group is comprised of the leading family dynasties of the Canada, United States, Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Russia and China. This self-perpetuating group has developed an elaborate system of control that enables them to manipulate government leaders, consumers and people throughout the world. They are in the last stages of developing a World Empire that will rival the ancient Roman Empire. Continue reading

The History of Money and Power

The history of mankind is really the history of power.  The unspoken part of this fact is that money and wealth (not the same things) are prime components of power.  Physical power is an important component, but knowledge and wisdom are equally important components.  Numerical superiority of a civilization or culture is a part of the physical component, but persons require sustenance, and so land, resources and production of food and goods (types of wealth) is needed to maintain numbers.  There must also be some mechanism of governments that administer, legislate and adjudicate among the people.

So the important components of national power are 1) Land; 2) Resources; 3) People; 4)Wealth (tangible and intangible): goods, services, products, produce, knowledge, ideas, inventions, industry, cultural, moral, ethical and religious strengths;  5) Governmental Organization: Physical structures of governance in local, regional, state, national and international tiers of legislative, judicial and executive (administrative) authority.

One might well ask, “What about the power of money?”  Doesn’t that fit in somewhere?   And that is what this essay will attempt to clarify.

“And remember, where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control. History has proven that. All power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely. The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the people versus the banks.” – Lord Acton

Lord Acton accurately defined the situation that few men today can fathom, yet ignore at their great peril.  The aristocratic, top-down private control of money must eventually clash with the ideals of political and social democracy.

Money is a rather nebulous and ill-defined substance in our world.  It has been kept that way deliberately by those who have traditionally wielded power, in order to perpetuate and extend their power, and deny real power to the people, or commonweal.

Money is a social or commercial convenience tool that temporarily serves as a substitute for wealth, in order to transfer wealth (goods, services, land, resources, labor) between citizens or corporate entities, such as cities and states.   Money is not wealth itself, although commodities that are used as money have commercial value, and are therefore forms of wealth.  We must repeat, money and wealth are not the same things, and those who pretend they are do so for purposes of personal gain and profit.  Bernie Madoff showed us how profitable monetary deception can be, and he was small potatoes if measured by the current poney powers.

Money is also not Capital, although the terms have been used interchangeably by people who should know better, and probably often do.  Economic terms are deliberately obscured, as noted economist John Kenneth Galbraith once noted:

“The study of money, above all other fields in economics, is one in which complexity is used to disguise truth or to evade truth, not to reveal it.

Sovereignty, and who has it, is the issue here.  Yet the word has almost been lost from popular dialogue, so vague has its meaning become in the minds of most citizens.  Sovereignty means the right or power of choice, or ultimacy of free-will choice.   Either men are free to choose for themselves, or someone else (a state, patriarch, or tyrant) will choose for them.

The entire human saga has been one to liberate man from some form of political or economic slavery or exploitation by other individuals or groups.  Had it not been for the age old campaign to keep people ignorant on the subject of money, our US Constitution might have been sufficient in its checks and balances on power to insure that the battle for real self-rule or self-governance might have been won.  It was indeed a partial victory, but the great unsettled question was that of money.  Who should issue, regulate and control the volume and value of the money was left largely unsettled.

It is true that Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution reserves the right to issue (coin) money to congress, but it left many crucial issues undefined or unresolved.  Thus the first great divisive power struggle was over money, and the establishment of a private banking monopoly in the form of The First Bank of the United States.

Thus the views of Alexander Hamilton, who led the efforts to establish the bank, and Thomas Jefferson, who opposed it, became the nucleus for the two-party political system in the USA.  The Hamiltonian Federalists favored the private banking monopoly and eventually evolved into today’s Republican Party, while the Jeffersonian Democratic-Republicans opposed the bankers and a strong central government, and evolved into the Democratic Party of today. Continue reading

The Ultimate Struggle: Big Banking Vs Gov’t of the People

The Ultimate Struggle:  Big Banking & Business, Vs Gov’t of the People.

Ready or not, its coming.

The ultimate human struggle on the material level of this planet will be between the people and the banks.  Put another way, it will be between a bottom-up democracy and some form of top-down despotic control, financial or otherwise.

Throughout mankind’s history some form of force or power has been used for the strong, violent and ruthless to dominate or control the meek, peaceful or virtuous.  Control of land, resources and forced labor have been common methods down through time.  Direct force or military power as a primary means of controlling the populace has now been largely replaced by the rule of law.  However, the laws themselves can be instruments of domination and control when written in ways that serve those who hold and wield power, even subtle forms of power.  Media power is one key to control public opinion.  Educational power is another key means of control.  Religious power is one of the subtlest forms of control over the masses.  Economic power is another.  The power of money in a capitalist society cannot be disputed.  One generally needs it for shelter, food and the other most basic necessities of life.

It is the power of money that has escaped from democratic control.  And it is the power of money that is growing exponentially stronger every day.  It may already be too late to contain or control it, without triggering an apocalypse.  That remains to be seen.  Many conventional scenarios are still possible, and although most of them are ugly, there remain a few innovative civilized and peaceful resolutions.

The scenario I’d most like to see is the peaceful grassroots populous clamor for money and banking legislation.  If we had fair and unbiased mainstream news and information media it might be possible.  However we don’t.  The banks, or the corporations they own or control own nearly all the media.  So they speak with a similar corporate voice and purpose, and it is not usually the voice of the people.  The end result is that what we hear from the MSM is spin and propaganda all slanted toward the corporate bankers profit perspective.

To make matters worse, the power of the financial institutions is such that they can stop the flow of money in most nations almost at the snap of their fingers, and can restart it just as quickly.  They control the flow of credit as well, even credit our US government needs in order to conduct its business or pay its bills.  “How can this be?” you might well ask.  Isn’t our government sovereign?  Can’t sovereign governments just issue their own money sufficient to meet their economic needs?  Well, yes and no is the clear answer – yes they should be, but in fact are not.  So maybe the answer isn’t so clear.  Maybe the situation has been deliberately confused  and hidden from our plain sight.  Unless you already know this strange story, (and very few do) let me just say there are a few videos and books that will explain the whole sordid story to anyone who will take the time to watch or read them. [i]

This current worldwide economic meltdown is just the first visible tip of the coming battle between the people and the banks.  We are going to have to either accept a future of economic servitude for our people, or our people are going to take back our government, and our financial sovereignty.  Financial and monetary sovereignty ultimate resides with the voting citizen in a democracy.

So, can we the people win this struggle for economic and financial independence?  Can we establish a real political democracy that is based on economic democracy?  It’s going to be tough. Here is a brief explanation why.  [Continue reading by using link]

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Is There No Way Out?

Is There No Way Out?

Who would have thought it possible?   How did we come to this place? Can our republic be saved without destroying capitalism?  Are we going bankrupt?  Is our financial system sound?  Why are trillions in assets evaporating?  Do our leaders know what they are doing?  What is happening?  Who can you believe?  Who can you trust?  How bad are things going to get?

I surf blogs and forums quite a bit, and everywhere I go people are angry and confused over the economy. Now, after the Obama Democratic administration has been in office for 6 weeks it is getting much worse. It is as if President Obama’s critics feel as if 6 weeks is enough time for him to have totally fixed every imaginable problem, not only in America, but in the entire world. In many quarters it is much worse. We hear Obama being blamed for everything that is wrong with the world economy. Seriously. It’s all his fault, according to the right wing media blitz. I hear talk of rebellions and revolutions from both the extremes on the right and the left. He’s not unwinding the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq fast enough. He’s not vetoing earmarks on legislation. He’s not closing Gitmo fast enough. He hasn’t done this or that and yada-yada, blah-blah, ad infinitum.

I’m having trouble believing what I’m reading, and when I read it again, it hasn’t changed. It’s still crazy. It’s nuts. It’s Alice in Wonderland. It’s The Matrix. Sadly, I realize that this is precisely why our civilization is falling apart, and our economy is collapsing like the house of cards it really is. Maybe what we are holding on to is just one big insane asylum! No one seems to have a clue about reality anymore. Well, perhaps “no one” is a bit hyperbolic, but “darned few” is a very realistic assessment. Few very are willing to take the “red pill”, step out of the Matrix, and see “how deep the rabbit hole goes”.

The Democrats have no answers, with the possible exception of Kucinich. The Republicans have no answers, although Ron Paul has a few clues about the problems. In other words we are in serious, if not apocalyptic, trouble.

Here are some questions I picked out of a few minutes surfing one forum today, along with my comments. But these questions are all over the place, everywhere, and the kinds of answers to them I’m seeing offers little hope of a good solution, to put it mildly.

Is there no way out?

Well, YES, there is, but NOT until a critical mass of people see it. and understand it. Until then, the way will be closed. I will show you the way out. I will explain it very carefully. But will you listen? Will you hear it? I doubt it. You have too many cherished myths and urban legends in the way. You have bought into a system of pleasing fables that you would rather keep than see the truth. You see, knowing the truth means you must act on it, and that means making changes you are uncomfortable with, and its scary, and your myths and legends are safer, and the truth makes your head hurt, and you get dizzy thinking about it… and … and … and …. and …

Who would have thought it possible?

I would, for one, and have been writing and saying so for many decades. So have many others. The ancient prophets foretold of these days. John the Revelator warned us about them, as did Jesus. If you really want answers, go to those who have seen this coming and are not selling something.

How did we come to this place?

Ignorance, in a word. Poor information and education. Deception. Trickery. Misdirection. Smoke and mirrors. Selfishness. Greed. Lust for power and privilege. Failing to place controls and limits on power, especially financial power. The last is really the key. Our founding fathers knew a lot, but they were fuzzy on money and economic issues, and did not provide ways to limit financial power as they did with the other checks and balances. Jefferson predicted it. So did Madison, Franklin, Adams, Paine, Monroe, Jackson, Van Buren, Lincoln, Garfield, Wilson, FDR, and countless others of note. We have not been listening, or heeding their strong warnings.

We came here through ignorance of the power of money, and its potentials for abuse and corruption when not properly handled, controlled and regulated for the benefit of the people as a whole. This is not what you have been taught, but it is the truth.

Can our republic be saved without destroying capitalism?

The “wrongness” of this question illuminates the problem, and even shows us “how we got here”.

What is your conception of “our republic”? Are “we” only interested in saving “our” republic? What about the rest of the world? Don’t others and “their republics” count?

Maybe we first have to think about how to save others before we can see how to save ourselves. But then, that is silly, isn’t it? We all have to look out for number one, and let others take care of themselves as best they can, right? Like Cain, we are still avoiding the answer to the question, “Where is your brother?”, with, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” We still need to figure that one out.

Another revealing issue is the question: What is in “our republic” that is worth saving? And why the concern with preserving “capitalism” from destruction? Is “capitalism”, as it is practiced now, so precious? Is our current form of “capitalism” sacred? If so, why is it collapsing? Why have trillions of taxpayer dollars had to go to keep banks that are “too big to fail” from failing? Is it smart to wish to preserve such a rotten and corrupt financial system? Forget “smart”; is it even sane?

What do you really mean by these terms? Do you know what “capitalism” is, or how many variations of it exists, or has existed? Have you considered that the particular version of it we now have could be the cause of problem, and that it probably should be altered or destroyed and replaced with something better? Do you know the difference between financial capitalism and monopoly capitalism? Or between these and laissez-faire capitalism? Do you even know what “capital” really means? The point is that these terms have changed in meaning, and sometimes in very “Orwellian” ways.

You see unless and until each of us can honestly and accurately answer those questions there really is “no way out”. We will not find the exit and the fire will consume the theater audience, stage, and actors. Many of the producers will also be killed or injured.

On the other hand, once you do answer them that way the “way out” becomes clear. Even better, the fire hoses are revealed. Safety can be had for all. The theater and all that are left in it can be saved.

You see, you can’t fix something unless you know what it is that is broken. And right now few people are even asking the right questions, let alone finding the true answers.

Philosophers and historians have written more volumes on these words, and what they mean, than one could read in a lifetime, or even several. I’ve read many of them, and my all writings try to condense and simplify the essential knowledge that must be gained by both individuals and civilizations, and then “lived into wisdom”. Like a parent watching a beloved child headed into the seduction of drugs, easy money, and fast women (or men) and knowing it will end badly, with much loss, pain and suffering, those of us who have survived our mistakes and learned our lessons must see our warnings ignored, and our experience disdained.

While I am writing longer books on these issues that may or may not ever see publication, I post blurbs like this around the Internet, hoping to touch a few souls who may then reach a few others. So the remaining message will be brief, and those who wish to learn more will have some direction to other resources.

All our major world problems, from poverty to wars, including our current economic crisis, is at its base a spiritual crisis. Unless the spiritual confusion and darkness are resolved to a sufficient degree, the material aspects of its manifestation cannot be fully addressed or long resolved. By “spiritual” I am in not way referring to church or temple membership or attendance, wearing crosses, crescents or stars, or subscribing to creeds and dogmas that some men or women have substituted for the real thing. That “real thing” is an inner sense of being spiritually connected to the universe – to our common Creator from whence all creatures and worlds originate, and to Whom we will all someday return – IF that is our choice. This is an inner, unseen but very real sense of connectedness that can eventually be experienced by the individual. Once that happens no further proof or demonstration is needed.

That is not the answer you were looking for, perhaps, but it is nevertheless true. You are seeking the more immediate and secular answer. And so you will have it.

Would you like a one-word answer? Power. Two words? Monopoly Power. Three words? Unchecked Monopoly Power. Four? Unlimited, Unchecked Monopoly Power. Another good word is Totalitarianism, as in the economic variety.

Here are some sign posts to point “the way out.  But can you really handle the truth they contain?

http://www.webofdebt.com

http://webofdebt.wordpress.com

http://www.monetary.org

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18205.htm

as well as this site.

From much past experience, I doubt that many people will look at the information presented in those links. However, they do show us “the way out” that was the subject of this post.

I am not suggesting that people stop preparing for worst-case scenarios. On the contrary, without a change in course, we are headed straight over the cliffs and into the abyss, just as so many people are beginning to fear. But without knowing what caused the problem it is impossible to know what to fix, or rebuild something better when the status quo self-destructs.

First, ask the right questions:

Who has the real power over others? Who really controls things? Who really calls the shots? What really constitutes power? What role does wealth and money play in the distribution of power? What is wealth? What is money? How has the ownership of wealth and money evolved down through time? What is different today? What kind of government do we really have? Who controls our government? Are the checks and balances between branches of government working? Are the checks and balances between individuals, families, neighborhoods, communities, towns, cities, states, and nations working as they should? How should nations align themselves continentally or internationally? What is “sovereignty”? Who has “sovereignty”? How is sovereignty distributed now? How should it be distributed? Does it flow from the top down, as in the “divine rights of kings”? Or does it flow from the bottom up, as in a democracy? What role do laws play? Are laws created or changed from the bottom up or the top down? Is everyone subject to the law, or are some entities or corporations above the law? What role do agreements, contracts, charters, and constitutions play?

A daunting list of questions and issues to be sure, but some understanding all of them is necessary to understanding today’s economic crisis, and why it will only grow progressively worse until the system itself it changed. The body of mankind has a life-threatening cancer, and unless it is surgically removed or otherwise treated, it will consume and kill the host. As is a real individual cancer, early detection and treatment is essential to the patient’s survival. It is not at all clear now that the host, our global economic body, can be saved at this point. Nor is it clear to what degree our national economic bodies can be saved. Iceland’s has already collapsed, as did Argentina’s, Russia’s, Spain’s, and a growing list of other nations and states.
What of the USA?

Ask the above question about our nation, and then get honest answers to them. My website will help, as might the other resources I’ve listed.

The bottom line is that we have a thoroughly corrupt private (NOT government or public) monetary system, and money (currency, electronic credits and debits, etc.) is the cancer we must root out and cure or replace with a more democratic form of currency that benefits the public rather than private bankers, as is now the case. Ben Franklin and Abraham Lincoln showed us the way out.

Our wisest forefathers foresaw this day.

Jefferson, Madison, Franklin, Adams, Paine, Monroe, Jackson, Van Buren, Lincoln, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and untold others warned us about the money monopoly, the money power, the money trust, the eventual usurping of government of, by and for the people with that of, by and for the monopoly corporations.

There was a reason President James Madison said:

“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.”

Or Andrew Jackson’s address to Congress 1829:

“You [central bankers] are a den of vipers and thieves and I intend to rout you out, and by the eternal God, I will rout you out. If Congress has the right to issue paper money, it was given them to be used by themselves, and not to be delegated to individuals or corporations…”

Or Jefferson:

“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.” – Thomas Jefferson.

Or Lincoln:

“The government should create, issue and circulate all the currency and credit needed to satisfy the spending power of the government and the buying power of consumers….. The privilege of creating and issuing money is not only the supreme prerogative of Government, but it is the Government’s greatest creative opportunity. By the adoption of these principles, the long-felt want for a uniform medium will be satisfied. The taxpayers will be saved immense sums of interest, discounts and exchanges. The financing of all public enterprises, the maintenance of stable government and ordered progress, and the conduct of the Treasury will become matters of practical administration. The people can and will be furnished with a currency as safe as their own government. Money will cease to be the master and become the servant of humanity. Democracy will rise superior to the money power. “ – Lincoln Abraham Senate document 23, Page 91. 1865

These are but a few of hundreds of such statements that are on record warning us about the unlimited power of private money and the money-changers.  We must address and correct certain fundamental flaws in ways we conduct our financial and economic affairs.  Power corrupts, and power must be kept in some system of checks and balances so that it cannot become “absolutely corrupted”.  We must rethink our systems of checks and balances on financial power, because that can be more damaging to our world than runaway nuclear power.  We really are facing a financial Chernobyl on a scale geometrically larger than that disaster.

I especially recommend two books that tell the truth about money, and how its abuse has gained control over our lives and governments. They are The lost Science of Money, by Stephen Zarlenga, and Web of Debt, by Ellen H Brown. Other links and sources can be found throughout this my blogsite, http://WealthMoney.wordpress.com

Let me leave you with one thought.  There has been an onslaught of criticism of the Obama Administration, from not only the extreme right, but from fiscal conservatives and from the left.  I am mindful and sympathetic to many of those criticisms, especially those that he is appointing the wrong people, and is allowing too many of the former (Bush) administration policies in place.

What so many people fail to recognize is the degree to which ANY president, or even any congressperson, is locked in the grip of those money-masters and power-masters who are actiually running our nation (USA) and all but the most remote reaches of our world.

He can only make so many changes.  He is one lone mortal man who must have allies around him.  He must cooperate with the powers that be, even while he might be working to change them.  Remember that the mainstream media and money powers are all against reforms and changes that may limit their profits and power.

Make your criticisms positive ones, helpful and constructive ones. Don’t just blame.  Suggest workable alternatives.  The operative word here is “workable”, as opposed to fanciful.

Never before in our history can unthinking, hastily spoken words do more harm to the status of mankind.  We are on the brink of either terrible disasters or unimaginable progress.  The forces of light and darkness are demanking that we choose sides.  Selfishness and greed are always aligned with darkness.  Cooperation and kindness are always aligned with the light.

We must either wake up and grow up very quickly, or perish as a people and a civilization.  The time is now.  The choice is ours.  Choose wisely and well.