The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the People versus the Banks.u201D ~ Lord Acton
Turn on, Tune in, Drop Out
This phrase was made famous by the late Timothy Leary and became the battle cry for the counterculture generation of the 1960's. He was promoting the benefits of LSD as a way to reach ones higher self while detaching yourself from existing conventions and hierarchy in society. In the process of freaking out parents and the establishment, Leary became a poster child for the druggie, free love, hippie generation.
I am no Timothy Leary fan, but I think it is time we reconsider his concept and apply it to Government, banks, and the economy of today. No free love or mind altering drugs recommended in this article, but if we apply the simple concept of Turn On, Tune In, and Drop Out, it would radically change the financial system as we know it. The balance of power would be shifted from a few powerful elites, back to the people where it belongs.
What could be so radical? Be an individual, become educated, and make a choice.
Step One: Turn On
It is time that we awaken to the reality of the world around us. In America, we consider ourselves to be living in the u201Cland of the freeu201D as mentioned in the last line of our national anthem, The Star Spangled Banner. It sounds great, but it is no longer true. We need to realize there is a constant battle between Government and its people. It is not unique to the United States, this battle has existed since the beginning of Government.
Government is always on the prowl to expand its power, but it can only do so at the expense of individual liberties and freedom. It is a zero sum game. Each Government expansion is equal to the amount of individual freedoms lost. If the Government wins, we the people lose.
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By Government, I am not only referring to our elected leaders, but I am also referring to the non-elected leaders of large banks and corporations. These private entities, through lobbying, have captured our officials who then rule in favor of the privileged and powerful, rather than according to the constitution and the will of the people. Corporations and banking lobbyists write the bills which are then passed by our representatives without even being read. (think healthcare, financial regulation) This is nothing new… 100 years ago, it was this shadowy process that created the Federal Reserve and institutionalized the banking cartel which has enslaved the masses for the profit of the few and privileged. The creation of the Federal Reserve was the beginning of the end.
Oligarchy and Slavocracy
Oligarchy: a form of government in which all power is vested in a few persons or in a dominant class or clique; government by the few.
The tyrannical powers of the Government have expanded to the point that in reality, we have become slaves. Not slaves in the traditional sense of the word with physical shackles and chains, but a more elegant form of enslavement through oppressive taxes and legislation. Legislation that doesn't strengthen our freedom and protection from Government, but legislation that binds us ever closer to Government to the point that: we can do nothing without permission, we can do nothing without surveillance, and we can do nothing without being taxed. We are: New Wave Slaves.
New Wave Slave: One who operates under the illusion of personal freedom, but is in reality restrained by the Government in which individual liberties have been exchanged for the hope and promise of shared prosperity for the collective.
We have become slaves to the very Government whose founding was based on the promise of guaranteeing our freedoms. Of course no government official will ever admit that fact, but then again, the greatest trick the Devil ever played is convincing people that he doesn't exist.
Once we accept, (Turn On), to the fact that we have become enslaved (New Wave Slaves) and view everything the Government does through the prism of Master vs. slave, you will begin to see the reality of the world in which we live.
Step One: Turn on…
Step Two: Tune In
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Become educated and do not fall into the trap of believing the headlines of main stream media or press releases from the Government. The headlines are slanted in a way to promote the agenda of the organization that released them. Many times the Government will take a kernel of truth out of one statistic and give it a completely different perspective from reality. Take for example, the unemployment rate. The often used figure is 9.7%, but actual unemployment is at least 17% (U6) which is also published by the Government. The more accurate, higher number never gets reported. A simple way to boil this down is to quote rap pioneer, Public Enemy. u201CDon't Believe the Hype!u201D
Another important element of u201Ctuning inu201D, is to look past what politicians or bankers say their intentions are, but become educated on the effects of what they are actually doing. I think everyone knows you can't trust a politician, so lets take a look at perhaps the most powerful entity in the United States and maybe even the world: The Federal Reserve.
Many have heard of the Federal Reserve, but most have no idea what it is, who it is, or what they do. This ignorance is a prerequisite for the existence of a malicious, blood sucking organization who has had unbridled control of our economy for 100 years.
The Federal Reserve is the central bank of the United States and is a privately owned organization who has the power to create or destroy wealth with the press of a button. It basically works like this: When the Government runs a deficit, the Fed prints the dollars through the U.S. Treasury, then buys the debt in the form of government bonds which increases the amount of dollars circulating in the economy. The Federal Reserve (Fed) receives interest on those bonds which is paid by the U.S. Government from income taxes collected (this is a very simple example, but hopefully you get the idea).
The Federal Reserve creates money out of thin air and is then paid interest totaling hundreds of billions of dollars per year which is distributed as dividends to its shareholders. The United States is paying interest on its own money to a privately controlled entity! This is clearly a transfer of wealth from the many, to the few. There is no coincidence the personal income tax was instituted within months of the creation of the Fed. How else could the bankers extract wealth and economically enslave the masses in such an elegant form?
Famous Quotes Regarding Central Banks and the Federal Reserve:
u201CGive me control of a nation’s money and I care not who makes it’s lawsu201D Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild
u201CBy this means government may secretly and unobserved, confiscate the wealth of the people, and not one man in a million will detect the theft.u201D John Maynard Keynes
u201CWhile boasting of our noble deeds we were careful to conceal the ugly fact that by an iniquitous money system we have nationalized a system of oppression which, though more refined, is not less cruel than the old system of chattel slavery. Horace Greeley
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u201CIt is well that the people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.u201D Henry Ford
Fiction Becomes Reality
In the book 1984, George Orwell used the term u201CNewspeaku201D to describe a language designed by a totalitarian Government. It deliberately gave words the opposite meaning to control thought and make speech against the regime impossible. For example, Orwell used the word u201Cjoycampu201D for forced labor camps. The u201CMinistry of Truthu201D was in reality a unit of disinformation.
This tactic has been constantly used and 99.99% of the people just accept news headlines and sound bytes as fact, and thus join in lock-step with what we are told to believe.
Here are a few examples:
The Federal Reserve's official mandate is: u201Cto promote effectively the goals of maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest rates.u201D This sounds like a good thing, but in reality, this u201Cmandateu201D gives the Fed cover to prowl around the economy like a wolf in sheep's clothing with unlimited power and freedom to do anything it desires without threat of controls or audits so it can u201Cmaintain its independenceu201D.
u201CQuantitative Easingu201D is another good example of Newspeak. It sounds technical and it sounds like something only a Ph. D in economics would understand, after all, it has the word u201Cquantitativeu201D in it! However, it is nothing more a fancy term for a policy that countless fallen empires and collapsed economies have used throughout history, but our fearless leaders tell us it is different this time around. Let me make it easy for you:
Quantitative Easing = Printing Money
Quantitative Easing (also called QE2 because this is the second round) is nothing more than printing money and issuing additional debt out of thin air. The more debt issued, the more money the Fed makes from interest payments and in turn, the more we become enslaved. The currency becomes worth less (will soon be worthless) due to the loss of purchasing power through inflation and we are then forced to pay the debt from the confiscation of our wealth through taxes. It is an elegant form of theft and enslavement.
Clarity of language is critical for decision making and it is time that we u201CTune inu201D to those decision makers who have the power to exert control over our lives and hold them accountable to not only their words, but their actions as well.
Step Two: Tune In
Step 3: Drop Out
When I say u201Cdrop outu201D, I am referring to dropping out of the economic system as designed by the United States of Oligarchy. (Remember, the banks and Government have become one) Don't jump to conclusions and assume I am suggesting to move to the woods, buy a farm, and join a militia… that is not my point. In fact, it is just the opposite. I am suggesting to live an examined life of how you participate in the economic system by becoming consciously aware of the economic and financial decisions you make everyday.
November 22, 2010