We’ve got lots and lots to chew on. Platforms, planks, and presidential lackeys. Scraps of news to digest and reprocess, and FDL does a superb job of making short shrift of it all. To what end, I don’t know, but we do.
I profess to have no idea how to go at this thing – well I do, sort of – but nobody wants to hear of it. Still, at least let’s have a discussion about the overarching, all consuming global banking vampire squid.
I skimmed the Matt Taibbi session, it seemed confined to pretty much Goldman. But Goldman is just a cog in the wheel of capitalism’s fractional reserve banking system. I guess it largely went unnoticed that the greatest country in the history of world was told to pony up or be crushed. That, Ladies and Gents is some fucking leverage! That is power, and it is a fraud that has been fought against, won against, on several occasions in this country’s history, and ultimately lost. We are not a sovereign country! And when such is the case, then what good are Parties, platforms, and planks?
If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks…will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered…. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs. – Thomas Jefferson in the debate over the Re-charter of the Bank Bill (1809)
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.”
… The modern theory of the perpetuation of debt has drenched the earth with blood, and crushed its inhabitants under burdens ever accumulating.
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.
If congress has the right under the Constitution to issue paper money, it was given them to use themselves, not to be delegated to individuals or corporations.
The Government should create, issue, and circulate all the currency and credits needed to satisfy the spending power of the Government and the buying power of consumers. By the adoption of these principles, the taxpayers will be saved immense sums of interest. Money will cease to be master and become the servant of humanity.
Issue of currency should be lodged with the government and be protected from domination by Wall Street. We are opposed to…provisions [which] would place our currency and credit system in private hands.
Few Years after signing the 1913 Federal Reserve Act. he wrote: “I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world no longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The real truth of the matter is,as you and I know, that a financial
element in the large centers has owned the government ever since
the days of Andrew Jackson… -Franklin D. Roosevelt
(in a letter to Colonel House, dated November 21, 1933)
So, perhaps what we should be calling for is just that. The Bank of North Dakota writ large: A Peoples Bank — no more paying nearly 400billion in interest each year, no more 28% interest on credit, no more mortgage fraud, no more poverty, starvation, and likely no more waging of war!
“When a government is dependent upon bankers for money, they and not the leaders of the government control the situation, since the hand that gives is above the hand that takes… Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency; their sole object is gain.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
“The death of Lincoln was a disaster for Christendom. There was no man in the United States great enough to wear his boots and the bankers went anew to grab the riches. I fear that foreign bankers with their craftiness and tortuous tricks will entirely control the exuberant riches of America and use it to systematically corrupt civilization.” Otto von Bismark
“Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who writes the laws.” Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744-1812), founder of the House of Rothschild.
“The few who understand the system will either be so interested in its profits or be so dependent upon its favours that there will be no opposition from that class, while on the other hand, the great body of people, mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantage that capital derives from the system, will bear its burdens without complaint, and perhaps without even suspecting that the system is inimical to their interests.” The Rothschild brothers of London writing to associates in New York, 1863.
“The study of money, above all other fields in economics, is one in which complexity is used to disguise truth or to evade truth, not to reveal it. The process by which banks create money is so simple the mind is repelled. With something so important, a deeper mystery seems only decent.” John Kenneth Galbraith
• Every year 15 million children die of hunger
• One in twelve people worldwide is malnourished, including 160 million children under the age of 5. United Nations Food and Agriculture
• Nearly one in four people, 1.3 billion – a majority of humanity – live on less than $1 per day, while the world’s 358 billionaires have assets exceeding the combined annual incomes of countries with 45 percent of the world’s people. UNICEF
• The assets of the world’s three richest men are more than the combined GNP of all the least developed countries on the planet.
• Every 3.6 seconds someone dies of hunger
• Malnutrition is implicated in more than half of all child deaths worldwide – a proportion unmatched by any infectious disease since the Black Death
And on the Home front:
“According to the federal government, 14 million children in the United States officially live in poverty. That’s 19 percent of all children, and what’s worse, that number has been on the rise. There are 2.5 million more children living in poverty in America now than in 2000.”
“When we take into account all the families who are struggling to meet these basic needs — defined as low-income families — the number poor children jumps to 29 million, or 41 percent of all American children.”
“While many still think of homeless people as single adult men, children and families are actually the fastest growing group among the homeless, making up 40 percent of the homeless population. One in 50 children in the U.S. is currently homeless.”
“The majority of children living in poor or low-income families — 55 percent — have a parent who works full time, year around. Twenty-six percent of their parents work part time. But another 20 percent do not have a parent who has a job.”
Perhaps something to think about…