Wake up, people! — You are being HARVESTED, not governed! — Part 2

(Continued from Part 1)

[INTRODUCTORY NOTE: CLICK HERE to buy "Money As Debt (The Goldsmith's Tale)". I have watched this wonderfully educational 47-minute animated video on Google and also bought a copy from the artist, Paul Grignon. It's a quality product in a quality package. I couldn't recommend it more highly. I will buy extra copies to give friends I think will appreciate it. I exhort all freedom lovers to do the same!]

The subjects at hand which were begun in Part 1 of this essay were 1) fluctuating mediums of exchange, 2) usury, 3) legal tender laws, and 4) corrupt lying thieving politicians (that includes all six branches of "gubmint" (legislative, executive, judicial, media, 501(c)(3)"churches", and public "schools").

For continuity's sake, I repeat that the third thing you need to understand is that, purely for base personal financial gain, the entire establishment of the "government" politicians, "government" media, "government" schools, "government" (501(c)(3)) churches, their friends, families, colleages, patrons, apologists and fellow travellers are dedicated to promoting and defending an (their) established social, political and economic order which deliberately systematically destroys reciprocal Golden-Rule justice between individuals (between "man and man" in Thomas Paine's words) and robs you of your labor and the produce of your labor.

The fourth thing you need to understand is that you will NEVER hear "establishment" people, whether "left", "right", or "center" talking openly and honestly about the subjects at hand. They have a vested financial interest in the illiteracy and ignorance of the laboring "masses" in the areas of economics, politics and law. After all, if labor wasn't ignorant, naive and gullible, it wouldn't choose to be labor. Would it? If the subject classes weren't ignorant, naive and gullible, they would choose to be the rulers/shearers in preference to being the "rulees"/shorn.

The fifth thing you need to know is the truth about how "money" is supposed to work as a lubricant for barter, and also what the corrupt "government" will NEVER tell you about money.

An example of a fluctuating medium of exchange (e.g. buying with big measures and selling with little measures) would be to buy with large bushels and sell with small bushels. If both the buying and selling bushels are identical, and the seller buys a bushel of corn for $10 and sells it for $15, he has made a gross profit of 50%, and the fully-informed buyer understands and accepts the sellers profit margin as part of the deal. What has just occurred is a Golden-Rule-harmonious sustainable voluntary exchange between a fully informed seller and a fully informed buyer in a free market atmosphere 100% devoid of fraud and coercion.

In contrast, if the buying "bushel" is twice as large as the selling "bushel", the seller buys a big "bushel" of corn for $10 and sells TWO small "bushels" of corn for $15 each, or a total of $30 and a gross profit of 200%, unknown to the unsuspecting and now defrauded buyer. The same principle applies to monetary units like the "dollar". Originally, the "dollar" — it was actually the "Spanish dollar" — widely used in America until The Coinage Act of 1792 was 371.25 grains of 90% fine silver.

[NOTE: The starting point for the public's misunderstanding of "money" was the invention of special names for the units of monetary measure. As Count Destutt de Tracy recognized, monetary misunderstanding would be much less likely if coins simply bore the specific weight and fineness of the metals they contained. This concept is used on cans and boxes of food, so why not money? The term “dollar” is analogous to the term “gallon”, the term "bushel", or the term “pound.” We don’t go to the grocery store to buy gallons and pounds, which are but useless words without reference to the actual substance being measured. We buy gallons OF MILK and pounds OF POTATOES. So the question arises: we wish to obtain gallons of milk and pounds of potatoes in exchange for dollars OF WHAT? For the biblical prohibitions again fluctuating mediums of exchange, see the subject of "divers weights and measures" in such Bible verses as Le 19:35-36, Pr 11:1, Pr 20:10, Mic 6:10-12, Hag 1:6.]

When money was made out of actual commodity (i.e. gold and silver), monetary thieves had to resort to what is know as "coin clipping" to do their stealing (aka "counterfeiting"). It didn't take long for wannabe-clever scum to find more subtle and sophisticated ways of stealing.

In his 1919 book "The Economic Consequences of the Peace" famous economist, John Maynard Keynes, said:

"Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the Capitalist System was to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. By this method they not only confiscate, but they confiscate arbitrarily; and, while the process impoverishes many, it actually enriches some... Lenin was certainly right. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose."

"The inflationism of the currency systems of Europe has proceeded to extraordinary lengths. The various belligerent Governments, unable, or too timid or too short-sighted to secure from loans or taxes the resources they required, have printed notes for the balance."

"The presumption of a spurious value for the currency, by the force of law expressed in the regulation of prices, contains in itself, however, the seeds of final economic decay, and soon dries up the sources of ultimate supply. If a man is compelled to exchange the fruits of his labors for paper which, as experience soon teaches him, he cannot use to purchase what he requires at a price comparable to that which he has received for his own products, he will keep his produce for himself, dispose of it to his friends and neighbors as a favor, or relax his efforts in producing it. A system of compelling the exchange of commodities at what is not their real relative value not only relaxes production, but leads finally to the waste and inefficiency of barter."

"In Germany the total expenditure of the Empire, the Federal States, and the Communes in 1919-20 is estimated at 25 milliards of marks, of which not above 10 milliards are covered by previously existing taxation. This is without allowing anything for the payment of the indemnity. In Russia, Poland, Hungary, or Austria such a thing as a budget cannot be seriously considered to exist at all."

"Thus the menace of inflationism described above is not merely a product of the war, of which peace begins the cure. It is a continuing phenomenon of which the end is not yet in sight."

"But who can say how much is endurable, or in what direction men will seek at last to escape from their misfortunes?"

Thanks to a lying U.S. Supreme Court — even the brilliant Antonin Scalia readily admits, even explains, that "willful" judges lie — the U.S. "dollar" has steadily been debauched (aka made ever smaller and smaller as a unit of measure) until, not only is there no commodity in it, but for the most part the dollar is nothing more than mere blips on a computer screen created from thin air out of debt (hence the term "debt-monetization"), astounding as that may seem since "money" is supposed by an illiterate (deliberately dumbed down by public "education"), naive and gullible public to be WHAT YOU PAY DEBT WITH. The idea, of course, is to borrow with large dollars and repay with smaller inflated "dollars". Time is an indispensable factor in the "shrinking dollar" scam.

There are a number of excellent videos on the money issue, such as "Money As Debt", "America: Freedom to Fascism", "Fiat Empire: Why the Federal Reserve System volates the U.S. Constitution",  and "Monopoly Men". See the banners in the navigation column on the left side of the page.

Additionally, many excellent books have been written on the subject of the immoral frauds of monetized debt and fractional reserve banking.

"Usury" is simply the charging of money for the use of money, which is an unsustainable behavior because we can't all sit around collecting so-called "interest" from the "other guy", which is merely another Golden-Rule-violative (see Le 19:18, Mt 19:19, Mt 22:39, Mk 12:31, Lu 10:27-28) form of stealing his labor during times of financial distress. Wannabe-clever manipulators and various ecclesiastical politicians like to pretend that "usury" isn't actually "interest", but "excessive" (who gets to decide?) interest. But in the Bible, the words "usury" and "interest" are precisely synonymous. In the book of Nehemiah, chapter 5, verse 11, 1% ("the hundredth part") interest is called usury. In fact, the Bible uses the word "usury" exclusively. Regarding biblical references on the subject of usury, see such Bible verses as Ex 22:25, Le 25:35-37, De 23:19-20, Ne 5:7-12, Ps 15:5, Pr 28:8, Is 24:1-2, Jer 15:10, Ez 18:4-9, Mt 25:27, Lu 19:23.

Regarding legal tender laws, Thomas Paine probably said it best: "The laws of a country ought to be the standard of equity and calculated to impress on the minds of the people the moral as well as the legal obligations of political justice. But tender laws, of any kind, operate to destroy morality, and to dissolve by the pretence of law what ought to be the principle of law to support, reciprocal justice between man and man; and the punishment of a member [legislator] who should move for such a law ought to be DEATH.”

Under construction . . . Arghhh! It's taking to long to finish this. Got to finish cleaning ditches for irrigation water coming in day after tomorrow. Never fear, I WILL be back to finish it!

RECENT VIDEOS, ARTICLES, COLUMNS, AND STATEMENTS:

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Surge In Delinquent Taxpayers; Washington Vows Sympathy - Reuters - "As a deep recession strips Americans of their jobs, homes and investments, the 2009 U.S. tax season promises to see a large uptick in first-time delinquent income taxpayers . . . 'We've seen a huge rise in what we call the rookie delinquent taxpayer' . . . 'They are incredibly scared, and they have no idea what's going to happen to them because, God bless them, they've never owed before' . . . 'When they see a tax bill that they know they can't pay, they freeze up' . . . 'A very innocent procrastination can get you into a lot of hot water with the IRS' . . . The Internal Revenue Service, which collects taxes in the United States, vowed to show its gentler side this year. 'We recognize the economic realities that are out there,' IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman told reporters. 'We're available to work with people.'" - Yeh, right. It's long past time to abolish the IRS/FED, root and branch, and implement the Fair Tax. - JRW

Following are two videos (made in 2006) which are VERY interesting as juxtaposed against the "Federal agency warns of radicals on right" story in the Washington Times. One video shows W having Alex Jones arrested, and the other video is purported to be W calling Alex Jones' answering machine. In the video of the arrest, notice the Nazi-like attitudes of the Gestapo! And these are the type of violent control freaks who think ordinary truth seekers pose a threat to freedom!

Alex Jones arrested by Bush


George Bush calls Alex Jones answering machine


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In pertinent part, Nassim Taleb (author of The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable) said, "Let me tell you what bothers me about all these questions about 'hey, how are we going to pull out.' It's not a regular crisis like 1991 and so on. The whole system has to be changed. What has to be changed is dependence on debt needs to be eliminated. We need to deleverage, to have a more Black Swan robust society. We're going to have a lot more stable society — robust. To build robustness you're going to have to eliminate debt. So we're going to have to live with less debt. Change the culture, maybe change the system."

Interestingly enough, under our current fraudulent and blatantly unconstitutional debt-based fractional banking system, if all debt were eliminated, strange as this simple fact may seem, there would be NO money in existence! That's why understanding and distributing Paul Grignon's video "Money As Debt" is so terribly crucial to the survival of individual freedom and the Bill of Rights in America.

Some of the comments on the above Roubini-Taleb video were quite interesting: "Its amazing how these reporters are not reporters they become emotional wrapped up in their own views on what will happen...these guys tell it right. THIS IS NOT A NORMAL CRISIS." "Was it just me or did anyone else notice the disconnect between the somber straightfaced Nuriel & Taleb and the joking CNBC crowd?" "Wow, CNBC's panel was so rude and stupid. These are the same idiots who had their heads in the sand for the past decade." "Roubini might have asked CNBC what attitude they felt got us into this mess in the first place, but of course he was too dignified to point that out."

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Recession adds urgency to Social Security fix - USAToday - Didn't I just say that: ("Wow! Even an establishment propaganda rag like USA Today is trying to retain some credibility on the issue!") - JRW

Hands off Social Security - USAToday - "It is understandable that people are angry. We have a government and an elite that never stop looking for ways to take money from ordinary workers and redistribute it upward to the richest people in the country." - Here is the so-called "opposing view" to help USA Today promote the illusion of being "fair and balanced" in their propaganda. Check out the tired deception-based arguments of these class-warfare-promoting scumbags1

Public, private pay gap grows - USAToday - "The pay gap between government workers and lower-compensated private employees is growing as public employees enjoy sizable benefit growth even in a distressed economy, federal figures show . . . The gap has been expanding because of the increasing value of public employee benefits. Last year, government benefits rose three times more than those in the private sector: up 69 cents an hour for civil servants, 23 cents for private workers."

Colorado bank biggest US bank failure of 2009 - Breitbart.com - "New Frontier Bank, one of Colorado state's biggest banks, was closed down by state regulators, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation said in a statement. Based in Greeley, Colorado, New Frontier had, as of March 24, total assets of two billion dollars and and total deposits of about 1.5 billion, the FDIC said."

Now that Twitter has become my #1 "news" source, I have an endless steam of ideas to choose from for stuff to link to my website. If you haven't checked out HelpMeRick.com, you REALLY should do yourself the favor. Immediately below is a video of Rick answering his email this week. You can get the same video directly from YouTube on Rick's YouTube channel: casttv. I would subscribe to it if I were you! Also get a Twitter account and start "following" Rick at https://twitter.com/HelpMeRick for instant updates (aka "tweets"). For example, I just found out from Rick that Navy snipers had killed 3 pirates and rescued 53-year-old freighter Capt. Richard Phillips. Hubba! Hubba! Let's hear it for the Navy snipers and Twitter!

Rick Answers Email - Part 040


FOOTNOTES:

1. As I said in footnote 3 in Part 1 of this essay,(it bears constant repetition): Regarding the words "scum" and "scumbag" as an epithet used in self-defensive demonization against select individuals: Hey, what can I say? It is a long-proven statistical fact that negative political ads work. And since the so-called "left" uses lies, half-truths, demonization and the politics of personal destruction as standard political strategies, failure to engage in a little "turn about is fair play" merely makes it easier for the various assortments of disordered illiterate fascist control freaks to destroy individual freedom. As I said on my blog homepage, "Some folks just think they're smarter than everybody else, a higher form of life than everybody else. So, instead of engaging in good faith discussions about specific ideas, they simply resort to deception, sophistry, unspecificity, undefined terms, manipulation, demonization and the politics of personal destruction AS A MATTER OF PREFERRED STRATEGY to get their little spoiled-brat control-freak way. Such behavior is anathema to intellectual honesty, an open mind, a kind heart, free inquiry, the freedoms of thought and speech, and the free flow of information. It MUST be eternally warred against if humankind is to entertain a realistic hope of ever reaching its full spiritual and intellectual potential." To avoid the violence which is directly related to repression of free speech and the crushing of polite and civil discourse, I believe it is essential to engage in strategic tit-for-tat with wannabe-clever manipulative demonizers by openly calling them what they are: the anti-freedom, anti-Golden-Rule scum of the earth (aka "scumbags"). Accordingly, it doesn't bother me in the least to do so. No less brilliant a person than Jesus of Nazareth himself referred to the scumbags of his day as "hypocrites", "blind guides", "vipers" and "whitewashed sepulchres". To paraphrase Ann Coulter, Jesus was not some moron driving around in a Volvo with a "be nice to people" bumper sticker on it. So having read The Art of Political War and Other Radical Pursuits by David Horowitz I don't have any problem with calling "scum" what it is.

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