WHAT IS MONEY?
The year is 2013, and despite the fact that the modern state of technology poses a world potential to revolutionize social cohesion and enable human freedom never before seen, our ability to thrive is stifled by the fact that everything in today’s world requires money.
Your rent is paid in dollars. Groceries cannot leave the supermarket until IOUs are traded. Access to water and electricity are granted only to those who can pay. Emergency medical procedures require conscious patients to sign on the dotted line. Even an education costs a pretty penny at a for-profit university. And the last thing for-profit medical institutions want is the curing of diseases. In a for-profit system, everything depends on the dollar, so everyone chases after the dollar. Be it the transportation of goods, the administration of services or the implementation of policy – a gallon of gas, an hour with a lawyer, a pound of potatoes – everything in our system requires money, and perishes without it. It is the lifeblood of the market, and the market has become our lifeboat.
Alan Watts observed that, “People go to the supermarket, and they get a whole cartload of goodies and they drive it through, then the clerk fixes up the counter and this long tape comes out, and he’ll say ‘$30, please,’ and everybody feels depressed, because they give away $30 worth of paper, but they’ve got a cartload of goodies. They don’t think about that, they think they’ve just lost $30. But you’ve got the real wealth in the cart, all you’ve parted with is the paper. Because the paper in our system becomes more valuable than the wealth. It represents power, potentiality, whereas the wealth, you think oh well, that’s just necessary; you’ve got to eat. That’s to be really mixed up.”
Literally every aspect of today’s global society hinges upon monetary transfers. As even Corporations and Politicians are perhaps the most vulnerable to such monetary dependency, the proverbial root of all evil remains to be “the Love for money.” Most of the problems with our institutions are rooted in this love. After all, the job of professional politician is the only job where an individual will spend hundreds of times the annual salary the job offers, just to get the job. See the problem?
The irony lies in the fact that all the money floating around has no intrinsic value; every dollar in existence is owed to somebody, since every dollar in existence was loaned out, and it was loaned out at interest. The irony lies in the fact that every dollar in existence is an instrument of debt, not of wealth. Thus the more money there is, the more debt there is and vice versa; if a bank has the power to print dollars and then loan those dollars out with Interest attached to those dollars that must be paid back in addition to the loan, where does the additional money to cover the Interest come from? Put another way, if a central bank prints the very first dollar bill into existence and then loans me that $1 at 6% Interest, how can I pay back $1.06 if there is only $1 in circulation? Well, it doesn’t exist – until they print more money. What’s most frustrating of all is that banks don’t need a printing press to “Expand the Money Supply,” since just about any bank that is plugged into the central banking system can create money on a computer screen by means of making loans. This is the “Fractional Reserve” side of the equation; they’re only required to keep a fraction of deposits on hand for withdraws, and can loan the vast majority of deposits out to generate more Interest payments from more customers; they’re all paying Interest to have access to the same money. So who wins in the end but the bank of course. But one of the unintended consequences of so much new money spontaneously springing up into existence is that the total amount of money in circulation is constantly growing – a phenomena commonly known as inflation. Prices rise and wages stay the same, because the best way to steal your wealth is by cheapening your money.
It wasn’t always this way. American dollars were once upon a time backed by assets, namely the Gold Standard; notes actually used to read, “Redeemable In Gold,” whereas today they read, “Legal Tender.” Our modern Dollar’s value is only contingent on how much of it is in circulation. It wasn’t until 1913 that a Private Bank was instituted to monopolize the printing of America’s money. That institution is the Federal Reserve, which experienced researchers know is about as Federal as Federal Express. The Federal Reserve (also known as the FED) has stockholders who according to the FED’s own website, receive annual dividends of 6%. No Federal agency has stockholders.
Collectively as Americans, we have unwittingly allowed this to go on for a century now, primarily due to the common misunderstanding between Money and Currency as different things. The critical distinction is that Currency holds its value over long periods of time, whereas Money can be printed or created from pretty much anything. Currency is therefore an asset, whereas Money is simply an IOU, sometimes backed by an asset to prevent hyperinflation, which is usually caused by massive printing runs in foolish attempts at staving off the effects of inflation. Assets are truth wealth – your time, your freedom, and your property are assets. Money is the game used to steal your assets, at least in a Fractional Reserve Lending system chartered by a Central Bank. It’s a pyramid scheme designed to siphon the real wealth of the world into the upper echelons we know of sometimes as the financial “elite.”
WHAT THE $฿€£ IS “THE ECONOMY?”
Of all the social institutions we are born into, there is no system as taken for granted and widely misunderstood as the monetary system. Comprehending the subject is critical to understanding why our lives are the way they are today, but economics is all-too-often viewed with confusion and boredom. Why? Perhaps Peter Joseph articulates it best: Endless streams of financial jargon coupled with intimidating mathematics quickly deter most of us from attempts at understanding it, until it’s too late.
Bankruptcy and foreclosure are givens in our modern zombie economy, and it’s only a matter of time before each and every one of us have been effected. Think you’re savings makes you safe? Think your 401K exempts you? Think Quantitative Easing helps our economy? Banks regularly absorb savings accounts because depositors do not understand that they don’t actually own their deposits; banks take on your deposit as a liability and treat it as credit. Likewise, pensions disappear with increased regularity. In time, Inflation and Interest inevitably extract what little wealth we have left. After all, printing trillions of dollars worth of Federal Reserve notes, which are nothing more than glorified IOUs, creates more total notes in circulation, cheapening each existing note already in existence. Inflation is brilliantly exploitative, because the best way to steal your wealth is by cheapening your money.
The Chances are you or someone you know has recently lost a house to foreclosure. The chances are you or someone you know has some credit card debt, or student loan debt. If you are a student, you share a proud $1.3 TRILLION of total American student debt. Students have likewise seen the hijacking of their student loan refund monies by a shady financial firm called Higher One, who have nickel-and-dimed student loan monies that students are already paying interest on by charging students exorbitant fees to access their loaned monies. Five class action law suits were eventually brought up against Higher One, but they are a microcosm of a world saturated with banking fraud. Banks have been regularly exposed for laundering drug money for Mexican Cartels; the subprime mortgage racket which contributed to the housing bubble left more than 6 million Americans homeless; the 2008 financial meltdown that caused unemployment to skyrocket, destroyed American production, and left America’s middle class in shambles, was largely caused by complicated financial products known as derivatives that were simply gambling schemes on a worldwide scale.
Prices go up, wages stay the same. A bubble inflates, the suckers buy in, the FED prints another trillion, and another round of musical chairs concludes, leaving someone foreclosed and without a home while someone else makes a buck.
The bottom line is that banking affects you. Moreover, banking policy influences literally everyone you’ve ever met, and everything you’ve ever seen. We no longer live in societies ruled by Generals or Priests or Demigods. Bankers rule in the 21st century. As a result, everything is for sale, nothing is sacred, and profit is the only life coordinate.
DEBT is the only 4-letter word that leaves truly grotesque scars upon the planet. Just about everyone is shackled by debt. And what do we do when we’re in debt? We submit to employment as debt slaves. We compete with our neighbors for labor, moving into cities, stacking ourselves in concrete-filing cabinets for widows and young professionals. We become wage slaves. Meanwhile, capital bankers collect massive paychecks for contributing nothing and in fact imposing a burden on the system as a parasite. Financial analyst Max Keiser regards this phenomena as “Financial Apartheid.” Someone on a wage is paying Interest for the car they use to get to their miserable job, while a banker collects Interest payments from the same pool of money by means of the banking system; his Jumbo-sized Certificate of Deposit guarantees dividends, without any social contribution whatsoever.
IS AMERICA REALLY A FREE COUNTRY?
90.6 million Americans were reported as excluded from the labor force as of September 2013. Since our population is roughly 300 million, actual unemployment in America is nearly 30% -NOT the single-digit percentages reported by the media. And when people are unemployed, they can’t make their rent or mortgage payments. Banks and builders alike must have anticipated quite a housing sale boom, for they built millions of homes that America has no use for whatsoever. For every homeless person living in America there are 25 empty homes that were either foreclosed or never sold. The problem is no one can afford them. Tent cities have popped up all over America as a result, causing those who remain inside the matrix to possess a growing disdain for panhandlers, drunk hobos, and unconscious transients sleeping on the sidewalks of downtown areas. In the response to a growing homeless population, some states are beginning to treat homelessness as a criminal offense now. Columbia South Carolina for example, has outlawed homelessness shipping truckloads of people into camps they cannot leave.
In today’s shaky economy, homelessness can be just around the corner for all of us. But there are countless other punishments for being poor in our system. Just for starters, the physiological effects of “feeling” poor indeed manifest into all manner of physical ailments, but the collective society at large suffers as well. People are more likely to commit monetary-related crimes like thievery or armed robbery when left to starve in the gutter.
When the entirety of your earnings are exhausted on food and shelter, your labors are no longer viewed as an opportunity for economic advancement, but rather as an act of self preservation in the real world.
That’s Slavery. But why do most American’s fail to see the plantation?
John Steinbeck once observed:”…the poor of America see themselves not as an exploited proletariat, but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” Hence, none are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free, as Goethe once observed.
As “exceptional” Americans, we like to think of ourselves as free. However, Doug Stanhope contends:
“You’re not free in the least. You need a diploma to cut hair in this country! They say if you give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day, but if you teach a man to fish…then he’s gotta get a fishing license, but he doesn’t have any money. So he’s got to get a job and get into the social security system, and pay taxes. Now you’re gonna audit the poor sucker because he’s not really good with math. So, he’ll pull the I.R.S. van up to your house, and he’ll take all your shit; He’ll take your black velvet Elvis and your Batman toothbrush, and your penis pump, and that all goes up for auction with the burden of proof on you, because you forgot to carry the one. All because you were just worried about eating a fucking fish! And you couldn’t even cook the fish because you needed a permit for an open flame. Then the health department is going to start asking you a lot of questions about where are you going to dump the scales and the guts. Then, ladies and gentlemen, if you get sick of it all at the end of the day? It’s not even legal to kill yourself in this country. You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it. The only true freedom you find is when you realize and come to terms with the fact that you are completely and un-apologetically fucked, and then you are free to float around the system.”
George Carlin likewise understood how the new Imperial Owner-Class of Bankers have established a worldwide slavery plantation:
“There’s a reason education sucks, and it’s the same reason it will never ever ever be fixed. It’s never going to get any better. Don’t look for it. Be happy with what you’ve got… because the owners of this country don’t want that. I’m talking about the real owners now… the real owners. The big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions. Forget the politicians. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don’t. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They’ve long since bought and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the state houses, the city halls. They got the judges in their back pockets and they own all the big media companies, so they control just about all of the news and information you get to hear. They got you by the balls. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying. Lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they want. They want more for themselves and less for everybody else, but I’ll tell you what they don’t want. They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well-informed, well-educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That’s against their interests. That’s right. They don’t want people who are smart enough to sit around a kitchen table and think about how badly they’re getting fucked by a system that threw them overboard 30 fuckin’ years ago. They don’t want that. You know what they want? They want obedient workers. Obedient workers, people who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork. And just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly shittier jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, the reduced benefits, the end of overtime and vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it. And now they’re coming for your Social Security money. They want your fuckin’ retirement money. They want it back so they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street. And you know something? They’ll get it. They’ll get it all from you sooner or later ’cause they own this fuckin’ place. It’s a big club and you ain’t in it. You and I are not in the big club. …The table is tilted, folks. The game is rigged and nobody seems to notice. …And nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care. That’s what the owners count on. The fact that Americans will probably remain willfully ignorant of the big red, white and blue dick that’s being jammed up their assholes every day, because the owners of this country know the truth. It’s called the American Dream, ’cause you have to be asleep to believe it.”
Physical slavery requires people be housed and fed. Economic slavery requires people house and feed themselves, (lest they be illegally homeless). Whether its losing your house or being stifled by crushing perpetual debt, there comes a time when we all should endeavor to comprehend how these institutions and their economic policies relate to every facet of our rainbow colored globe, from geopolitics and social justice to subprime loans and credit default swaps; from consumption analyses and stabilization policies to deficit spending and aggregate demand.
Now, If economic language sounds confusing remember that it was intended to make us feel stupid. It was designed for the perplexed layman to lose interest in it. It was written to be intentionally confusing. Just like the legal language of Legalese, the twisted vernacular of finance was not written for the common citizen. It only appears more complex than it actually is, to keep you from noticing the biggest theft in recorded human history. Wouldn’t it be nice to have English translations for derivatives, Quantitative Easing, and Fractional Reserve Banking? It’s all very simple, if we can simply peel back the language barrier.
IF MONEY IS KING, WHERE DO OUR TAXES GO?
2013 marks 4 centennial celebrations: the 100 year anniversary of the Federal Reserve Bank, the unconstitutional Income tax, the 16th Amendment (which was never ratified) and the inception of the Internal Revenue Service. As you can see, 1913 wasn’t a very good year. Up until 1913, Americans kept 100% of their earnings and yet America still had schools, colleges, streets, railroads, subways, the Army, Navy and Marine Corps. etc.
Taxes are a touchy subject for most. In theory, we all shoulder a share of burden by parting with a few of our hard-earned dollars, to collectively enjoy government services. Typically, those of us who work hard bite a thumb at the freeloaders around us who want to get away with not paying their fair share.
But where do your Income Taxes actually go? According to the Grace Commission report of the 1980′s: “100% of what is collected is absorbed solely by interest on the federal debt, and by Federal Government contributions to transfer payments. In other words all individual income tax revenues are gone before one nickel is spent on the services taxpayers expect from government.” The income taxes we all file under duress each April do not finance our government they are the interest payments to the central banks. World Bank whistleblower Karen Hudes attests that our taxes are channeled through the Federal Reserve, transferred to the Red Shield Banking Cartel (headed up by the Rothschild family), and then sent to the Vatican.
IRS Whistleblowers Sherry Peel Jackson, Joe Banister and others shine light down another mysterious rabbit hole; where is the law requiring the majority of Americans pay this un-apportioned, unconstitutional tax? It turns out there is no law, and the IRS relies entirely on intimidation to extort protection money from Americans in the form of Income Taxes. We should call them what they are, since they’re not really taxes at all – they’re interest payments. Furthermore, how can an American worker file his or her taxes without violating their 5th Amendment right not to act as a witness against themselves?
IRS spokesmen stand behind the 16th amendment as their prerogative to fleece the populace, however, the Supreme Court ruled Income taxes as unconstitutional in 1894 – when the supreme court says something is unconstitutional, it’s unconstitutional. In 1913 another attempt was made to institute a tax on labor, and the Supreme court asserted that “the 16th Amendment conferred no new powers of taxation.” Furthermore, the number of states required to ratify the16th Amendment was never met – a fact maintained in many modern court cases.
1913 has brought about a century-long headache for our country and indeed for the world. Prior to the inception of the Federal Reserve bank, President Andrew Jackson survived several assassination attempts in his battle to shut down America’s previous Central Bank. Jackson shut down America’s previous central bank in 1835, and when asked on his deathbed what the greatest accomplishment of his life was, he replied with his last mortal words: “I killed the bank.”
The first president since Andrew Jackson to stand up to the money powers of the banking cartels was none other than JFK. Friday, 22 November 2013 marks the 50-year anniversary of the JFK assassination. During the past five decades a large sum of previously unknown information surrounding JFK and his brother Bobby has slowly revealed itself to the public. It is clear that there are few powers the new president and his attorney general brother did not anger. But one piece of evidence consistently catches my attention…
Kennedy also took steps to rid America of parasitic central banking in his aim to let man be what he was born to be: “Free and Independent.” He angered the Federal Reserve by signing executive order 11110 on June 4, 1963, authorizing the Treasury Secretary to continue printing silver certificates while transitioning away from the FED’s monopoly. The act repealed the Silver Purchase Act of 1934 and related laws, repealed a tax on silver transfers, and authorized the Federal Reserve to issue one- and two-dollar bills, in addition to the notes they were already issuing.. He planned to use the capital gains to pay off the national debt and to free the American people from the control of the Banksters. If the U.S Government printed its own money, and did so interest-free like the Constitution advises, the national debt would be zero, and all taxes could be eliminated.
Somethings similar happened with President Abraham Lincoln. During the American Civil War, Lincoln bypassed the high-interest loans offered by the European Banks, and decided to do what the founding fathers advocated, namely, to create an independent debt free currency: the Greenback. Shortly after this document was created, an internal document circulated throughout the banking interests stated:
“… Slavery is but the owning of labor and carries with it the care of the laboerers, while the European plan… is that capital shall control labor by controlling wages. It will not do to allow the Greenback… as we cannot control that.” – Hazard Circular – 7/1862
Many believe it was Lincoln’s willingness to oppose the money powers that led to his assassination. But before he was shot in the Ford Theater, Lincoln was cited with the following quote: “The money power preys upon the nation in time of peace and conspires against it in times of adversity. It is more despotic than monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, more selfish than bureaucracy. I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me, and causes me to tremble for the safety of our country. Corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people, until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands, and the republic is destroyed.”
To add insult to injury, both Lincoln and Kennedy – presidents who openly opposed private central banks – appear on American money printed by the FED, a private central bank; Kennedy appears on the half-dollar, while Lincoln appears on the penny and the five. Other presidents who appear on Federal Reserve notes who were openly opposed to organizations like the FED include Franklin Jackson and Jefferson, all of whom would likely roll over in their graves to see their faces appear on debt IOUs issued by a private central bank.
SOCIAL SECURITY, THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE, AND CAPITIS DIMINUTIO MAXIMA
Twenty years after the creation of the Federal Reserve Bank in 1913, the United States was declared officially “Bankrupt” under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Not only was this decision made at the height of the Great Depression, but it was the turning point in the operation of the US Government, which was shifted to “Emergency Powers” to manage the Bankruptcy – emergency powers that continue to this day. When an agency is declared Bankrupt, the bank will typically ask for collateral. In the case of the American debt to the FED, collateral would be obtained by means of interest payments made by the American citizens. Under this plan, each citizen required a numeric employee tracking number. Under the guise of a pension plan, Social Security was sold to the taxpayer as a good idea, thus subjugating unborn generations.
Social Security was only half of the 1933 equation, however. It’s cousin, the Birth Certificate, likewise did not exist prior to 1933. It’s worthy of pointing out that a Birth Certificate is not the same thing as a Live Birth Record, since one requires the signature of a government agent. The most notable feature of a Birth Certificate is its status as a Bank Note. Indeed, careful examination of a Birth Certificate will reveal to the careful eye not only a perimeter webbing similar to the webbing on the back of the $1 bill, but the words “Bank Note” actually appear somewhere on the document (mine says, “Midwest Banknote Company”).
Social Security Cards and Birth Certificates have a number of things in common, but let’s focus on perhaps the most important feature, namely, that your name appears in all capital letters. This is referred to in many different ways; some people call this “The Strawman,” while others refer to it as “De-Facto.” Still others call a name written in ALL CAPS as “Capitis Diminutio Maxima” or Maximum Loss of Status. In Roman law, there were three changes of state or condition attended with different consequences, maxima, media, and minima. The greatest, capitis deminutio maxima, involved the loss of liberty, citizenship, and family (e.g. being made a slave or prisoner of war). For simplicity sake we’ll take a cue from Dean Clifford and simply refer to the ALL CAPS NAME as your “Legal Person.”
In demystifying the concept of a “Legal Person” it is important to understand that you ARE NOT a person – you HAVE a person. It is a title that you can use if you so wish, to act as an agent of the government. Because of this, it is the instrument that guides your life; if you can be presumed to be acting in the capacity of a public servant, than you must comply with employee regulations, which are enforced within the corporate structure by Superior Officers. These regulations are called “Statutes,” though many people mistakenly refer to them as “Laws.”
In the world of Law, there only three ways to break the law:
1) Harm or kill another human being
2) Steal or damage another human’s property
3) Knowingly use fraud in a contract
But there are thousands upon thousands of statutes we have to follow, aren’t there? From speed limits to building permits, there seem to be limits on our free will just about anywhere we turn. And what makes you liable to follow the ever growing list of statutes? Your compliance as an employee, especially with regards to the Social Security system; only employees are eligible for a pension. But can anyone force you to be part of a pension plan? Something to think about when filing your 1040 next year.
WE ALL KNOW TONY SOPRANO, BUT WHO IS HANK PAULSON?
It is interest rates that decide if people eat or starve, and it is the bankers who decide interest rates. If money controls every aspect of the system at large, those in control of the money are our true emperors. Central banking has evolved from merely influencing the economic game, to buying politicians and governments, to controlling the fate of our entire civilization. Banking manipulation has existed for a long time and now it has spiraled violently out of control.
Former FED Chairman Alan Greenspan (now Obama Presidential Advisor) when asked on CNN what relationship the FED had with the President of the United States, told viewers worldwide, “Well first of all, the Federal Reserve is an independent agency…” He then stumbles, saying, “So there is no Ag- *other agency of government that can overrule actions that we take.” He almost says, “There is no Agency of government that can overrule actions that we take,” which is the truth as they are accountable to no one (most unelected cliques of bankers have not even been through the formality of a senate hearing, though that does not stop them from influencing governments). To maintain the facade that is the popularly held belief in the FED as a part of the Federal Government, he slips in the word, *other.
The founders of this country were well aware of the dangers of Central Banking. Thomas Jefferson, for example once said, “If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered…I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies… The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.”
Sir Josiah Stamp made a similar observation:
“Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The Bankers own the earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create deposits, and with the flick of the pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again.
However, take it away from them, and all the great fortunes like mine will disappear and they ought to disappear, for this would be a happier and better world to live in. But, if you wish to remain the slaves of Bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create deposits.”
In the world of Banksters, one name is consistent throughout history: Rothschild. One of the biggest breaks that made the Rothschild dynasty was financing both sides of Napoleon’s war. When Napoleon’s armies were defeated at Waterloo, Rothschild messengers beat out the army messengers back to England and spread rumors of England’s defeat, resulting in English stocks plummeting in value; at which point, the Rothschild family used their enourmous wealth to purchase the entire English infrastructure. After gaining control of the entire English economy Nathan Mayer Rothschild would later state, “I care not what puppet is placed upon the throne of England to rule the Empire on which the sun never sets. The man who controls Britain’s money supply controls the British Empire, and I control the British money supply.”
One of the elements that boiled over into the manifestation of the American Revolutionary War in the Eighteenth Century was taxation without representation by the English government, which was owned and operated by the Rothschild banking dynasty. At the time, these unfounded taxes (to include the tea tax which was the straw that broke the camel’s back) accounted for an average of roughly 15% of a worker’s income. Benjamin Franklin contended that money itself was the primary cause of the Revolution: “The refusal of King George III to allow the colonies to operate an honest money system, which freed the ordinary man from the clutches of the money manipulators was probably the prime cause of the revolution.”
Today’s Fractional Reserve Banking system is far more egregious than anyone living during the American Revolution could have ever conceived; our national debt is more than $70 TRILLION – until a few decades ago there was no such thing as a single Trillion in the amount of US dollars. Additionally, the Revolution protested astronomical taxation of 15%, but today the average worker’s income is taxed by approximately 64% on average. Don’t believe it?
Here is a short list of some of the taxes Americans today are forced to pay in addition to the Income Tax on our labor:
Accounts receivable tax
Automobile registration tax
Building permit tax
Capital gains tax
CDL license tax
Dog LIcensing tax
Federal Unemployment Tax
Fishing License tax
Food license tax
Fuel permit tax
Gasoline tax (42 cents per gallon)
Hunting license tax
IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax)
Local Income Tax
Marriage License Tax
Real Estate Tax
Septic Permit Tax
Service Charge Taxes
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Recreational Vehicle tax
Road Toll Booth Taxes
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone recurring and non-recurring charges tax
Telephone State and Local tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Toll Bridge Taxes
Toll Tunnel Taxes
Trialer Registration Tax
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
Slavery did not disappear with Abraham Lincoln’s administration it is more popular than ever. The matrix has us all, and All roads lead to Wall Street in TWENTY thirteen. This isn’t Rich vs. Poor; This is the story of the worst criminal element in recorded history; give a man a gun and he can rob a bank, but give him a bank and he can rob the whole world. He can buy up the news media, the major industries, and even the government. Beyond the addiction to money and wealth exists the addiction to power.
Those who have hijacked our government are involved in Judicial Blackmail. Honest, patriotic Americans need to see the word “gullible” on the ceiling and realize that an agency which will unlawfully impose a tax that doesn’t exist is not going to care if we the people don’t know what our rights are.
Thus the seemingly unrelated worlds of corporate monopoly, corrupt politicians, legal injustice, inequality, chemical spraying, Genetically Modified Foods, propaganda, unlawful surveillance, torture, fracking, big pharma’s drug war, the Military Industrial Complex, deregulated utilities, media lies, state aggression and the eroding of civil liberties all gather at the crap-table in the observance of assembling the monetary jigsaw puzzle of dollars and cents. Therefore it is essential that we educate ourselves and demystify trade secrets like debt, inflation and interest in order to reveal what we all can do to navigate ourselves out of this mess. Until we do, we’re just shooting in the dark; navigating without a compass.
Many alternative systems have been proposed, including adopting North Dakota’s Public Banking model, a return to backing money with assets (be it silver gold or whatever), allowing the treasury to handle the printing of America’s money, etc. It is clear that we have always and will continue to evolve new systems for managing our society, but the storage of wealth via money and currency may be the most pernicious parasite, as our egos are still susceptible to the love for money. Eventually, if logic and reason prevail, our civilization will facilitate a dismissal of the monetary system altogether, perhaps adopting a resource-based economy as proposed by Peter Joseph, Jacques Fresco and others. Whatever the goals are, they are still far away, and we would do well to concentrate on the next relevant step in the right direction towards those goals. We mustn’t become overwhelmed by the magnitude of the task; be here now, step only in the right direction, and don’t lose sight of the destination.
As for our very first step may I simply offer forward the conspicuous observation that not a single individual has been charged or indicted for destroying the global economy, which was of course seated in the heart of the American dollar economy, Wall Street New York. Sending bankers to prison might clean out large factions of the Executive Branch, as they have spent decades infiltrating power centers in an elaborate and silent coup d’etat.
Just as a modest proposal, jailing some of these bankers would make a good start. Since roughly 1,000 Bankers were imprisoned for various roles in perpetrating the Savings and Loan Crisis of the 1990’s, and since the 2008 crisis was more destructive by several orders of magnitude, might it be wise to unshackle the millions of wrongfully convicted prison inmates serving time for victimless crimes, and replace them with bankers who knowingly took part in heinous crimes against humanity on scales never before imagined? This way the Prison Industrial Complex would at least have a grace period before likewise realizing the inadequacy of trading stock on Wall Street based on how many people are in jail, accept their obsolescence and end America’s reign as number one for per capita incarcerated citizens. Before that happens, we could keep the prison industry happy with long lines of banksters bussed in to fill those empty cells. While they’re serving life sentences, the country can convene a Continental Congress like the founders did, and discuss other possible solutions.
We could audit the Federal Reserve. We could write an Amendment to the Constitution, explicitly forbidding the creation of central banks. We could return to backing money with assets. We could give exclusive money creation powers to the Treasury. We could abolish money altogether. Whatever we do, ignoring the problem will no longer do.