The proverbial root of all EVIL is “The Love for money,” but nothing in today’s modern world can function without money. The presence of funding is often the difference between thriving and perishing. It begs a seemingly silly question, what exactly is money? It is more misunderstood than you might think. On December 23rd 2013 we can solemnly celebrate the Centennial of the Federal Reserve act, and look back upon a century entailing the greatest robbery in human history. But the FED is about as “Federal” as Federal-Express. Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank; give him a bank and he can rob the world. The seemingly unrelated subjects of the Legal System, the big News Media, Big Pharma, the Military Industrial Complex, Government, Energy, and many others all come together in the monetary jigsaw puzzle of dollars and cents. this damning indictment of the banking cartels will illustrate the hidden threads by following one of the oldest maxims of journalism: to simply follow the money.
How does a honey bee know how to construct hexagonal geometry sans ruler? What do a bee and a neuron have in common? For the bee-Hive has its own consciousness, utilizing high frequency waves to communicate with bees within a dozen-mile radius, and the Hive knows how to construct this geometrically perfect, extremely efficient storage mechanism that we know of as honeycomb. Human beings working for large corporations like Wal-Mart, are likewise similar to neurons within a larger Hive-mind, or Over-mind. The mind of a corporation therefore does not value the individual, for it is but a neuron. There is no funeral for a honey bee. For corporations, profit is the bottom line, and whether its the Bechtel seizing Bolivia’s water or the punch-card system invented by IBM sold to the Third Reich for a more efficient genocide, efficiency and abundance are enemies of profit. An invisible empire has mastered the science of exploitation, employing economic hit-men securing financial dictatorship.
When you deposit your hard-earned money at a bank, who owns that deposit? Unless you live in North Dakota, it certainly isn’t you…”And it’s gone!” Of all the social institutions we are born into, there is no system as taken for granted and misunderstood as the monetary system. While understanding debt, inflation and interest is critical to understanding why our lives are the way they are, economics is often viewed with confusion and boredom. Endless streams of financial jargon coupled with intimidating mathematics quickly deters people from attempts at understanding it. The hidden secrets of modern money mechanics preys on the ignorance of the great majority of the population. However, the complexity associated with the financial system is a mere mask, designed to conceal one of the most socially paralyzing structures in human history. Featuring World Bank whistle-blower Karen Hudes, Peter Joseph, Mike Maloney, Russell Brand et al., this episode will guide you through the confusion.
One of the goals of this series is to empower the listener with an understanding of our broken economic system, well beyond the PhD level. Trust us: economics is only boring until grasping how unbelievably exploitative our Financial System really is. But spare yourself burdensome textbook costs! This episode stands out as the only Econ course you’ll ever need. What is the distinction between “Money” and “Currency?” What is the difference between the “Market System,” and the “Monetary System?” And why is the subject of financial inequality so popular that PBS News Hour has dedicated a miniseries of their own to explore the subject? Also in this episode: if you’re a student and you’ve had a Higher One Account opened in your name without your consent between March 2006 and August 2012 and incurred any fees on that account, you might be eligible for payment under a settlement reached this week by Higher One in a Class-Action law suit that reached a $15 million settlement this last Tuesday.
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 govt 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.” IRS spokesmen stand behind 16th amendment as their prerogative to fleece the populace, however, the Supreme Court has ruled many times that the 16th Amendment conferred no new powers of taxation. Join us as IRS Whistleblowers Sherry Peel Jackson Joe Banister and others shine light down another bottomless rabbit hole.
Any diligent investigation into the murder of President John F. Kennedy on Friday November 22nd 1963 will unveil an extraordinary series of suspicious events; or perhaps a mystery wrapped in a riddle; maybe a cornucopia of coincidence; or even a cacophony of conspiracy.
At first glance, the case seems like a simple rifle homicide, and indeed Lyndon Johnson’s Warren Commission concluded in their 26 volume report, that a lone gunman named Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. But facts, evidence and testimony slowly seeping through the cracks over the past five decades have proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the Warren Commission was involved in a cover up of the actual events of Dealey Plaza, which gives new meaning to the “Nightmare on Elm Street.” In our investigation into this case one thing is clear; there were many interested parties who poised to benefit from the death of JFK. This Four Hour Special marks a pivotal point in this series – the day America went off course by 110 degrees.
Mathatma Gandhi once observed that the deadliest form of violence is poverty. If this is true, then it cannot be disputed that today we are experiencing a level of violence unparalleled by anything in recorded history. Low wage work does not lift people out of poverty. Fractional Reserve Banking combined with stifling debt to be paid off by decades of wage slavery is not opportunity. John Steinbeck observed that the poor of America see themselves NOT as an exploited proletariat, but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires. Thus none are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free. Physical slavery requires people be housed and fed; economic slavery requires people house and feed themselves on minimum wage and nothing else; most have to work two jobs to make ends meet, so homelessness is an inevitability in our system. We explore the depths of economic hardship in a hard examination of the nuts and bolts of exploitation in America’s Corporate Plantation.
What went so horribly wrong with regards to the global financial crisis? Was it deregulation of financial institutions? Perhaps the abolition of Glass-Steagall? Maybe Gramm-Leach-Bliley is to blame? Derivatives enter this discourse eventually, but just what are derivatives exactly? -and can they be explained in layman’s terms?
Of all the questions surrounding this issue, perhaps the most perplexing of them all is this: why has no one been indicted or imprisoned for wrecking Earth’s entire global economy? We’ll meet the man who jailed a thousand bankers following the Savings and Loan (S&L) crisis of the 80’s and 90’s – William K. Black – who makes multiple appearances herein. The situation is absurdly simple: the largest bank robbery in recorded human history has taken place, but no one has been arrested. Unlike S&L, the men responsible have hijacked everything money can buy, including government. Until they are arrested, indicted and imprisoned, we cannot expect anything to change.
The financial Pyramid is composed of a cluster of organizations we can call the Cornerstones of Corruption. Ever wonder what the Council on Foreign Relations is? This organization has dominated every presidential administration since the days of FDR, and today entails some 4,000 members. They’re given directives from the Trilateral Commission, which functions as the governing Roundtable Group for the United States sector, and today boasts some 300 members. As major corporations merge into conglomerates, those who wield high influence are invited to attend a Bilderberg conference eventually. IMF and the Bank for International Settlements continue to consolidate power, while the push for a new currency pushes harder than ever with SPP 2.0: the Trans Pacific Partnership deal. As a globalized world gobbles diminishing resources, the same families continue to benefit from the the wreckage they caused: Rockefeller, Morgan, and the Grand Emperor of all Earthly Bankers: Red-Shield Rothschild.