In my last article “I Am Money”, I received some sincere questions from people wondering if it is even possible to for us to function without money. It’s difficult (even for me) to figure out where the years of conditioning intersect with reasonable and meaningful concepts on the idea of fair exchange. If the current system of money has done its job properly, it should be intertwined like a weed with our common sense, our emotions and even our spirits.
Money is essentially a spell or a hex. All of those images, symbols and verbiage on the currency are not accidental, and are the function of years of ritualistic alchemist sorcery. Forget what the movies and television have shown to you about sorcery, this is what it actually looks like. Think I’m pushing the boundaries a little? Look around and ask yourself if there is anyone under the spell of “money”.
Let’s see if we can break this down:
First, If we assume that there is actually a need for a medium of exchange (and at least in a transitional sense, I agree), then it would need to be a fair exchange. I will detail this below. Second, we really need to examine our propensity / conditioning toward the illusion of creating and storing “wealth”. As if the Creation wasn’t “wealthy” or abundant enough already, we had to create some abstract method of measuring our progress? Building and storing so-called wealth is really a counter-creational behavior, as it is the essence of materialism. Anything that binds us to the material world is harming our true nature. Continue Reading
Could This be the Simple Formula That has Wrecked Two Civilizations, Going on Three?
If everyone Asked the Banks for their Money Tomorrow, only the first few would be successfully served. Cyprus? No. The US of A.
The Case Against the Fed, Chapter 8, “Problems for the Fractional-Reserve Banker: Insolvency.” By Murray Rothbard. (Slightly edited for publication as a separate article – Tom Dennen)
And they’d use their one point seven billion hollow points toback it up…
If banks were legitimate businesses with ‘normal’ constraints, they would be legally liable to meet their contractual obligations, one of which is to ‘pay you, on demand’ your money.
A loss of confidence is always fatal because, by the very nature of fractional-reserve banking, no bank can honor all of its contracts.
HOW IT WORKS
A bank has two “customers”: people who make the initial deposit of cash and those who borrow the bank’s issue of warehouse receipts against its deposits or ‘reserves’.
The fractional-reserve process works because the law treats a deposit of cash in a bank as credit rather than a ‘bailment’ or a loan to the bank.
A deposit is a loan, and you expect a return of interest on it – it’s a transfer of custody, not ownership.
Assume that I set up a Rothbard Bank, which adheres strictly to a 100-percent reserve policy. Suppose that R20,000 is deposited in the bank. Then, abstracting from my capital and other assets of the bank, its balance sheet will look like this: Continue Reading
Guest Writer for Wake Up World
One of my favorite expressions is “You are what you eat.” It’s simple and prosaic, but still powerful. What goes in your body becomes your body, for better or for worse. The fact is — you can dramatically improve your health, quality of life and longevity by being mindful about what you put in your body. It’s so simple, yet most people just don’t get it. If you’re reading this, you’re most likely one of the lucky ones who do!
Unfortunately, too many people consider processed foods, sugar-laden drinks and pharmaceutical drugs “normal,” and view people who embrace a more natural lifestyle as “alternative.” It’s this irony that fuels my passion for educating people about the dangers that lurk out there, while guiding them towards the simple, safe and natural solutions that are all around us.
Less than 100 years ago, living naturally was the only way of life. Food was always organic, local and rich in nutrients. Pesticides didn’t exist, and genetically modified foods were not yet conceived. And doctors treated the whole body without relying on pharmaceutical drugs.
Yet somehow, we lost our way as society became more “advanced.” This coincided with the advent of industrial agriculture, and really picked up speed in the second half of the 20th century as industries began to mature, conglomerate and generate big money. That money, in turn, was used to influence public policy and opinion, beginning a viscious cycle that continues into the present day. Continue Reading
by Mike Adams
(NaturalNews) Violence erupted yesterday in Detroit as a mob of union workers destroyed a tent, injuring two people inside. Union mob members then assaulted Fox News journalist Steven Crowder who was calmly asking questions about their protest, while a voice caught on camera screamed, “I’ve got a gun! “I’ve killed plenty of m### f###ers with a gun!”
Some of the union violence was captured on camera in these two videos (EXPLICIT):
It’s time to admit that we live in a false economy. Smoke and mirrors are used to make us believe the economy is real, but it’s all an elaborate illusion.
Out of one side of the establishment’s mouth we hear excitement about “green shoots”, and out of the other side comes breathless warnings of fiscal cliffs and the urgent need for unlimited bailouts by the Fed.
We hear the people begging for jobs and the politicians promising them, but politicians can’t create jobs. We see people camped out to buy stuff on Black Friday indicating the consumer economy is seemingly thriving, only to find out everything was bought on credit.
The corporate media does their best to distract us from seeing anything real. We see the media glorify Kim Kardashian who got rich by being famous, and became famous merely by being rich. She got front page coverage on Huffington Post this week because her cat died. Enough said.
Meanwhile the financial media makes the economy seem complicated and they ban anyone who speaks truthfully about the economy from their airwaves.
Is it any wonder why people are angry and confused about the economy?
Well, hopefully these signs that we live in a false economy will help clear up some of that confusion. Continue Reading
Last column I asserted that the global Money Power controls people nowadays through psychological warfare. Put simply, they lie to people. As long as enough “sheeple” believe the lie, they can then be counted on to police the thoughts of any dissenters. This is a much easier control mechanism than the open violence that had marked the Money Power’s rule from the Dark Ages up until quite recently.
Last column I pinpointed one of their biggest lies: the might is right dominance paradigm, which portrays nature as a violent and dangerous place, a dog eat dog world where capitalism, colonialism, warfare and even slavery are “necessary evils”. This despite 100,000 years of relatively peaceful human existence which proves otherwise.
So what are the real life implications of this “programming” of Western industrial man, largely through mass media talk radio and television?
First, and most importantly, you get a population that fears and loathes nature. If nature is such a brutish place then it must be alright to regularly subdue and destroy it. Since humans are a part of nature, we are implicitly taught to hate ourselves. Here organized religion plays a huge role, supplanting a timeless nature-based spirituality based on scientific inference with a fear/guilt/shame-based top-down belief system which replicates the Money Power-imposed monopoly capitalist order. While there have been occasional skirmishes between the Money Power and the Church throughout their relatively brief existence, they are essentially two sides of the same Rothschild-minted coin.
Advancements made in the field of psychology by Third Reich Nazi scientists have also played a large role in promoting self-hatred and nihilism. Every time you watch a commercial on TV, run by one of the Money Power-controlled corporate tentacles, you are not so much being persuaded to buy that product- though of course that is a part of the spectacle- as you are being denigrated and demeaned. You are, according to their own documents, being “talked to like a 6th-grader”. You are being told that you are a worthless no-good human who has greasy hair, yellow teeth and an inadequate sex life. All of which can be fixed for a small fee.
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Michael Snyder, Contributor
Stuff costs too much. Seriously. Every time I go to the grocery store these days, I am absolutely horrified by the prices. I try not to buy anything that is not on sale, but the problem is that I am discovering that the new sale prices are the old regular prices. So now paying what used to be “full price” is supposedly a “good deal”. The other way that they are trying to hide rising prices is by shrinking package sizes. As if we wouldn’t notice that a box of 21 garbage bags is now being sold for the exact same price that a box of 25 garbage bags used to be sold for. It is one of my pet peeves.
I feel like I am in the middle of some bizarre movie entitled The Incredible Shrinking Dollar.
Sadly, I am far from alone. There are millions upon millions of American families that are seeing their expenses continue to rise even as their paychecks remain the same. But neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney seems very concerned about inflation. In fact, the Federal Reserve, QE3 and Ben Bernanke were not even mentioned in any of the three presidential debates. So I think that somebody should start the “Stuff Costs Too Much” Party. Inflation is a tax which is destroying the value of each dollar that we hold a little bit more every single day, and the American people deserve to know the truth about what is going on. Continue Reading
by Steven J. Mcauliffe
Welcome to the crazy world of please-make-me-famous.
It is a world in which we all believe that our lives are only given meaning and validity by a self-appointed panel of judges who, with the aid of their combined wisdom, weigh up whether we are worthy of their time. Thus do we willingly offer ourselves up, ripe and ready for exploitation.
What better metaphor is there for our reliance upon others to decide whether our lives have any discernible meaning? And the illusion persists that if only we want it, if we simply desire it enough, with every fibre of our being, then we may just get it.
CONTESTANT: I want this a hundred and twenty-five per cent –
JUDGE: -Well maybe that’s not enough.
Witness the crushed and inconsolable who don’t make it through to the next-round of The X-Factor, or Pop Idol or Britain’s got/ America’s Got/ Finland’s Got – Talent; the contestants who prostrate themselves before sociopathic egoists like Simon Cowell – they are little more than pathetic imitators who have been led to believe that, whilst not possessing any discernible talent as such, then at least possessing a will to succeed should be enough – wrong. You see, poor contestant: you’re just a resource for them; and the chances are your crushed dreams will be the images they just happen to need for their relentless worldwide franchise bullshit for the eyes. It is a miasma for the brain; deliberately consciousness sapping and spiritually-demeaning.
‘Oh please give me a chance; I really need this – I can do better, I can!’- they wail; prostrating themselves before these purveyors of shit, as if they are divine kings and queens, god-like in their proclamations, the finality of their decisions carrying the same illusory weight as a fifteenth century Pope. Elimination is excommunication – once you’re gone, you’re finished – out alone to face the wrath of non-celebrity-dom. -Damned to an eternity of obscurity. Continue Reading
According to a report released last week by the non-partisan research organization Health Care Cost Institute, healthcare costs for Americans under the age of 18 have risen 18.6% since 2007, significantly more than costs for the rest of the population.
Healthcare Costs Blazing Past Adults, Much in the Form of ‘Regular’ Checkups
The data in the report is based on one of the largest collections of private health insurance claims data ever assembled, including over three billion claims from Aetna, Humana and UnitedHealthcare – three of the country’s largest insurers. While the fees for adult outpatient visits increased a hefty 10%, the most dramatic increase in price in any healthcare sector was for childrens’ outpatient visits, the regular checkups that are most likely to ensure our children remain healthy and thus avoid the need for more expensive care later. The cost of these visits has increased by 34.4% in the past four years. This is nearly six times the rate of inflation, which stands at 5.2%.
This is particularly disturbing considered alongside the fact that during the same four year time period, the percentage of commercially-insured children dropped 5.7% from nearly 44 million in 2007 to 41.4 million in 2010. In 2011, 9.8% of children in the U.S. were completely uninsured. In the subsequent age bracket, 18-24 year olds, the percentage of those left to cover healthcare costs completely out of pocket climbed to 27.2%.
Spending on infants and toddlers, aged 0-3, whose per capita healthcare costs totaled $3,896 in 2010 accounted for nearly a third of spending, despite comprising only 17% of the child population. Those subject to the steepest increase, however, were those aged 14-18, among whom hospital based mental health and substance abuse services increased 24% and prescriptions for drugs affecting the central nervous system- anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medications- rose 10%. On average, American teenagers took at least one prescription drug on a regular basis. While overall prescription drug use declined, the use of both cardiovascular drugs and hormones increased by more than 20%. It would seem unlikely that the conditions being addressed with these medications and services are likely to resolve by the time this population joins the 27.2% of 18-24 year olds without access to affordable care. Continue Reading
Very well said