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

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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AIG OUTRAGE SHOULD BE PROPERLY DIRECTED

AIG OUTRAGE SHOULD EXTEND TO FED & PAULSON TREASURY

The Fed is NOT the Government! Wall Street Financiers, NY FED, International Central Bankers are to Blame.

Bailout Boil-over

Anger, confusion, outrage, misinformation, disinformation, cover-ups, responsibility avoidance, finger-pointing, political posturing, buck passing, ignorance and outright lies – that is what I’m hearing in all the hoop-la over AIG bonuses.

It’s all a dog and pony show, and the real culprits go unnoticed and the main issues are not even being discussed.

After listening all week and all day today to the angry comments about the AIG retainment bonuses, I’ve just about abandoned all hope of saving our republic. There is just too much ignorance about the real causes of the financial meltdown. There has been a corporate feeding frenzy at the public taxpayer trough since the S&L collapse of 1989, and the Enron scandal and throughout the last several decades. It has grown into a Frankenstein Monster in the past decade, but it has taken far too long for the public to become outraged over the criminal excesses coming from Washington and Wall Street. What we are now seeing is the drama over whether the tail is wagging the dog, and which one is Wall Street and which one is Washington, and our real government.

The vast majority of the news MSM TV commentators apparently know little more about the way the Federal Reserve runs the country than the average citizen. Even more appalling is the sad fact that our senators and congressmen seem so ignorant of the nebulous relationship between the Fed and the Government. Reporters are using the terms “Fed” and “government” interchangeably, and this continues to obscure or hide the fact that the “Federal Reserve” is not part of the federal government. The name is deliberately deceptive to give that impression, when the reality is that it a private for profit banking corporation. It is independent of the federal government, even though there is supposed to be some congressional oversight.

Everybody is outraged about the hundreds of millions in bonuses AIG contracted to the key traders in its Financial Services division. What people should be outraged over is the larger issue of who made the decisions to bail out AIG in the first place. It was the Fed’s sole decision, unilaterally, with no approval or oversight from congress to give the first 80 Billion to keep the company from defaulting on its credit default swaps, the worst and riskiest kind of derivatives.

Too Big to Fail? Or Too big to Exist?

Most of that money went out to other counterparties like Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Bank of American and so on, all the “too big to fail” financial institutions. IMO, too big to fail is too big to exist. We should have anti-trust and anti-monopoly laws to protect the American people from the kind of financial rape that is now occurring. And financial rape is exactly what it is, and I am not just talking about just $160 million in bonuses. That is just the tip of the iceberg. The entire financial bailout package was a criminal enterprise designed to rape the US taxpayer out of $Trillions. Not that it hadn’t already been going on for 80 years, but the crooks apparently just decided compound interest on the US Dollars they loan to the US was too slow, so they went for the goose what was laying the golden eggs.

It starts with the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, and the handing over of America’s sovereign right to create and manage our nation’s currency to the Federal Reserve System, and all private banks that indulge in the practice of fractional reserve banking. The details are too complex to cover here. See my website for further information.      NEXT:           Here’s what is wrong with our system:   Continue reading

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.

Web Of Debt Introduction

Introductory comments by Jere L Hough

For those who want to fully understand our world’s current financial predicament, the real look at “just how deep the rabbit hole goes”, I have found no other written work as thorough, plain spoken, and balanced as the book, Web of Debt, by Ellen H Brown.

For several years I had been planning to write a book exposing the Federal Reserve System, and the “international central banking syndicate” in ways that the common person with a high school education could easily understand. Finding and reading this literary triumph was both a great reward as well as a disappointment. I realized that I could do no better at explaining this difficult subject of money-creation and control than Ellen Brown had done in the book I was reading. My efforts have shifted now to trying to alert as many people as possible to what is really happening to our world’s economic systems, and why.

Let there be no doubt that those who control the economic systems and therefore, the money that is the life-blood of those systems, are more powerful than transient political leaders of the moment. Those who can collapse a nation’s economy with a nod of the head are more powerful than any president or prime minister, or congress or court. Only an awakened and informed citizenry can retake the power of economic sovereignty that has been taken from them by shrewd, wicked, greedy and deceptive international financiers who are now engaged in a dance of death for power and control over you, your family and future, and everything else we hold valuable and dear.

We can no longer afford to ignore these grave storm warnings of the approaching “perfect storm”. It is no longer coming.  It is here.  Financial and monetary reform can wait no longer.  Ellen H Brown’s peerless book, Web of Debt is the yellow brick road that could take us home.  It’s time we were on our way.    – Jere L Hough, 2009-02-25

Web of Debt
Ellen H Brown

Introduction:  CAPTURED BY THE DEBT SPIDER

President Andrew Jackson called the banking cartel a “hydra-headed monster eating the flesh of the common man.” New York Mayor John Hylan, writing in the 1920s, called it a “giant octopus” that “seizes in its long and powerful tentacles our executive officers, our legislative bodies, our schools, our courts, our newspapers, and every agency created for the public protection.” The debt spider has devoured farms, homes and whole countries that have become trapped in its web. In a February 2005 article called “The Death of Banking,” financial commentator Hans Schicht wrote:

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WHAT MUST WE DO TO FIX OUR ECONOMIC CRISIS?

WHAT MUST WE DO TO FIX OUR ECONOMIC CRISIS?

Jere L Hough
2008-01-18

The first thing we must do to fix the economic crisis is to correctly perceive the nature and gravity of the problem. This might seem obvious at first blush, yet it is not widely or generally known exactly what has caused the financial meltdown. The few of us who actually understand the causes of the problem are dismayed and disheartened at the lack of comprehension that is nearly universally displayed, even by the supposedly best economic thinkers of our world, including Nobel Prize winners, and the Heads of Economics Departments at the best universities in the world.

Financial Bailouts and economic stimulus packages will not work, except as a most short-term band-aid. Such short-sighted proposals only highlight the failure to comprehend the true nature of the problem.

Only a few of the hundreds or thousands of prominent books and articles proposed as solutions even come close to apprehending the real underlying cause of the world’s financial and monetary disease, and for the most part the ones that are revealing the truth are unpopular, banned or blacklisted by mainstream media and publishers, widely debunked and ridiculed.

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Open Letter to President-Elect Barrack Obama

Open Letter to President-Elect Barrack Obama
by Jere L Hough
2009-01-06

Dear Barack Obama:

Congratulations. Your election brings the “audacity of hope” for real and meaningful change in these dark economic times. I have always wondered if you fully comprehend the nature and gravity of the economic problems facing our nation, and the world, and if, indeed, whether any human being is capable of offering the leadership and inspiration to effect the depth and breadth of the needed changes in our critically ill economy and financial system. There are a few people – very few indeed – who really understand what is wrong with our banking and financial system, and how to actually fix the problems at the level of causation.

I have agonized over how to best get this message out to those who can influence policy and bring about needed fundamental and substantive, rather than cosmetic, change.

Let me digress for a moment. After growing up in the last “Great Depression”and WW II, I became aware during my military service and my college years that the great sounding slogans of the Post-WW I era, the League of Nations, the FDR New Deal, the wars “to make the world safe for democracy” and the post WW II promise of world peace brought by the United Nations, were all just so much empty rhetoric, canned for public consumption.

Nothing of any real consequence changed. All of the human problems of poverty, hunger, disease, warfare, genocides, and man’s brutality and exploitation of his fellow human brothers and sisters has continued to grow, even as some enjoyed unprecedented wealth, technology, and luxury. Surface levels of prosperity for the privileged few hid most of these problems from public view in America.

The gap between the “haves” and “have-nots” of the world is increasing exponentially, but why? This is the eternal question for which there are thousands of answers, all of which make little sense and will not work to actually address the problems at the fundamental levels. About 50 years ago I resolved to figure out the answers to that great and seemingly unsolvable question. The answers are not to be easily found in the halls of formal education, although a broad understanding of the Liberal Arts, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and most especially, History are indispensable in laying the foundations for working though the “maze of deception” and misinformation that obscure the most important truths of our current social economic and cultural era, and how it is really controlled.

My journey of discovery resulted in a long string of “epiphanies”, each built upon the former. What I finally discovered, or came to realize, was shocking, disturbing, unnerving, and yet strangely hopeful. I found that there is one root problem and a key solution for it that has not yet been tried, or even seriously considered, much less widely discussed or debated. “The Powers That Be” want it that way, and so the real root problems and their solutions are inimical to the interests of TPTB.

I want to emphasize the “hopeful” aspect, because the solution to our greatest problem, the root cause of most other large-scale human problems, is unbelievably simple, easily achievable, and can be accomplished almost overnight, IF, and this is the big IF, the political and economic will to do so can be mustered, and the special interests that reap enormous unearned wealth from the current system can be overcome. And this will take massive education, informed leadership, elimination of centuries of conceptual error, and the adoption of an entirely new paradigm in our ways of thinking about one of the most basic institutions that shape our modern world: money.

The failure to understand the truest and highest concepts and definitions of money, and what is is, or should be, is leading to the series of unprecedented economic upheavals that have begun, and will continue to escalate in a downward economic spiral that can only end in total despotism or economic slavery for most of the world for untold generations to come.

This statement is not an exaggeration or hyperbole. It simply is a recognition of the universal laws that govern such things, and was a part of my learning process. I hope I can make it a part of yours, and with enough awakening, real change just might be possible in time to avert the worst of the cause-effect consequences that are now manifesting.

Money, or the love of it, is the root of all evil. As true as that proverb is, there is more to the story that that. The greater evil is the misunderstanding of money, what it is, where it comes from, and who controls it, or should control it. How is should be controlled is also crucial, as to volume and regulation of value. How money enters into circulation, or is withdrawn from circulation is also a major issue.

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