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In our “modern” world, image has replaced substance. A glitzy or appealing veneer has come to be regarded as the end-all and be-all, and little thought is given anymore to what lies just behind that shiny and carefully polished façade.
In days of old, when a man stood and spoke before an assembled group of his countrymen, it was generally a spontaneous occurrence and the words spoken often came from deep inside of him, from his very being. And thus you could better judge whether this was a decent and honorable man by his words, and someone worthy of holding a leadership position amongst his fellows. Sadly, those days are long gone.
Nowadays we have professional speech writers and teleprompters, stage dressers and orchestrated camera angles, wardrobe specialists and make-up artists, lighting and color experts, behavioral specialists and acting coaches, media coordinators and public relations firms, hand-picked spokespersons and professional politicians whose main goal is simply to sway the masses in various directions as the need arises, regardless of whether the words represent the truth, or the intended goal is in the best interests of those being swayed.
The art of “swaying the masses” has become a highly-developed science, whose end goal is simply to do that to the exclusion of all else, and regardless of all other considerations.
Great thought is given and much effort expended in carefully choosing words which paint an emotional picture, which “tell a story” which will appeal to the listener, which will affect him on a “gut” or visceral level, on a “subconscious” level, restimulating various buried emotions to steer him to and fro like nothing more than a radio-controlled toy.
Just last week as I was flipping from one channel to the next looking for something decent to watch, I happened upon something which prompted this article.
I saw Ben Bernanke speaking before members of congress and a flock of media about the current “economic crisis” and the “need” for congress to raise the debt limit once again.
It’s a good thing I wasn’t drinking anything right then as it would have likely erupted out through my nose, and all over my front room.
The only thing I can liken that to is a drug dealer talking to a junkie who is desperate for his next fix to alleviate the shakes:
“Yes, I know it hurts, I feel your pain. I’m here to help you. Just buy another fix from me and the pain will go away. I’m your friend, I know what you need. Let me help you.”
Of course we all know what happens when that next fix wears-off...
Money, in its most basic form, is simply a medium of exchange which facilitates the trade of goods and services of differing value. But it also has the ability to serve as an energy reservoir, representing the efforts and labors of people and their completed work. In this wise, it is wealth, representing a positive value.
The opposite of wealth is debt which actually represents a negative value.
Debt would represent efforts and labors owed, and in the case of a “national debt”, would represent the indentured labors of the people of that nation.
indenture: 5. the formal agreement between a group of bond holders and the debtor as to the terms of the debt.
In this case the debtor is the legal corporate entity known as The United States of America, and among its assets are listed the “people” of that nation.
The bond holder, in this particular example, would be the legal corporate entity known as the Federal Reserve Bank, and I am still surprised when people discover for the first time that it is a privately owned and operated for-profit corporation. The word ‘Federal’ was chosen specifically to aid in the deception and to make people think that it is a part OF the government, when in fact its true relationship would be more like that of a parasite to a host.
The “testimony” I recently saw on television was concerning the need, once again, to raise the “debt limit” of the government. This is not the first time that this “need” has arisen and according to data easily found online, if they do it again, and I have no doubt that they will, this will actually be the 79th time since 1940 that Congress has authorized the raising of the debt ceiling.
Flashback – 2003:
U.S. to Hit Debt Ceiling in February
Wed Feb 5, 2003 12:08 PM ET
By JEANNINE AVERSA, Associated Press Writer
"WASHINGTON - The government is expected to hit the $6.4 trillion ceiling on the national debt around Feb. 20, the Treasury Department said Wednesday, renewing its call for Congress to boost the government's borrowing authority.
Treasury asked Congress late last year to increase the government's ability to borrow, setting the stage for a political fight in Congress. Treasury, however, hasn't said exactly how much of an increase in the current statutory debt ceiling it wants."
"Treasury's announcement comes as the government's financial situation is deteriorating, with considerably more red ink being projected for the next few years than the $158 billion deficit seen in the 2002 fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30."
"If Congress doesn't boost the government's borrowing authority, Treasury can juggle funds for a while at least to dodge a default on the national debt. Treasury moved billions of dollars around to do just that on two occasions last year."
"Last June, Congress boosted the old debt limit by $450 billion, from $5.95 trillion to the current $6.4 trillion. However, at that time, Treasury had sought a larger increase and warned that Congress would need to again increase the government's borrowing authority."
"...the White House says that refusing to raise the limit would have a "catastrophic" impact on the economy.
"That would be a worse financial economic crisis than anything we saw in 2008," White House economist Austan Goolsbee said."
This latest dog and pony show is simply more of the same old distraction and diversion, keeping people’s attention focused on the trivial and sensational, thereby allowing the more important facts to go unnoticed.
It would appear that the United States Federal Government already DID default on it's debts and declare bankruptcy - back in 1930:
United States Congressional Record, March 17, 1993 Vol. 33, page H-1303:
"It is an established fact that the United States Federal Government has been dissolved by the Emergency Banking Act, March 9, 1933, 48 Stat. 1, Public Law 89-719; declared by President Roosevelt, being bankrupt and insolvent. H.J.R. 192, 73rd Congress m session June 5, 1933 – Joint Resolution To Suspend The Gold Standard and Abrogate The Gold Clause dissolved the Sovereign Authority of the United States and the official capacities of all United States Governmental Offices, Officers, and Departments and is further evidence that the United States Federal Government exists today in name only.
The receivers of the United States Bankruptcy are the International Bankers, via the United Nations, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. All United States Offices, Officials, and Departments are now operating within a de facto status in name only under Emergency War Powers. With the Constitutional Republican form of Government now dissolved, the receivers of the Bankruptcy have adopted a new form of government for the United States..."
Now how exactly did this occur?
According to the research of an interesting gentleman I met a number of years ago named Bob Hardison, and which has been posted on his site since 1996:
"From 1928 -1932 there were five years of Geneva conventions. The nations of the world met in Geneva Switzerland for 5 continuous years in order to set up what would be the policy of all the participating countries. During the year of 1930 the U.S., Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal etc. all declared bankruptcy. If you try to look up the 1930 minutes, you will not find them because they don't publish this particular volume. If you try to find the 1930 volume which contains the minutes of what happened, you will probably not find it. This volume has been pulled out of circulation or is hidden in the library and is very hard to find. This volume contains the evidence of the bankruptcy."
"Under the doctrine of Parens Patriae, "Government As Parent", as a result of the manipulated bankruptcy of the United States of America in 1930, ALL the assets of the American people, their person, and of our country itself are held by the Depository Trust Corporation at 55 Water Street, NY, NY, secured by UCC Commercial Liens, which are then monetized as "debt money" by the Federal Reserve. It may interest you to know that under the umbrella of the Depository Trust Corporation lies the CEDE Corporation, the Federal Reserve Corporation, the American Bar Association, the legal arm of the banking interests, and the Internal Revenue Service, the system's collection agency."
"The Independent Treasury Act of 1920 suspended the de jure (meaning "by right of legal establishment") Treasury Department of the United States government.
Our Congress turned the treasury department over to a private corporation, which when seen in its true light, is a fascist monopolistic cartel, the Federal Reserve and their agents. The bulk of the ownership of the Federal Reserve System, a very well kept secret from the American Citizen, is held by these banking interests, and NONE is held by the United States Treasury:
Rothschild Bank of London
Rothschild Bank of Berlin
Warburg Bank of Hamburg
Warburg Bank of Amsterdam
Lazard Brothers of Paris
Israel Moses Seif Banks of Italy
Chase Manhattan Bank of New York
Goldman, Sachs of New York
Lehman Brothers of New York
Kuhn Loeb Bank of New York
The Federal Reserve is at the root of most of our present statutory regulations, "laws", in the control and regulation of virtually all aspects of human activity in the United States..."
14 November, 2011:
Occupy Wall Street Declares Goldman Sachs Guilty of Numerous Financial Crimes
"The U.S. Constitution created by our founders and the 13 colonies - that original "United States of America" - no longer exists. It was replaced by the "Corporate United States" to deal with the corporate national debt."
"In reality, our legal and judicial system of "Corporate America" is an illegal system imposed on the taxpayers to force them to pay off the bankruptcy debt in 1930 - a debt that will never be paid off."
The graph below is the outstanding national debt according to publicly available information put out by the United States Treasury, from 1930 to 2010, graphed in trillions of dollars.
However as covered a bit earlier, debt actually represents a negative value, and negative worth, so if we were to graph those numbers as the negative values they really are, we can see in an instant the direction this country has been going for the last 81 years:
I’ve often wondered who history will regard as the greater fool: the charlatans who led the way down into the pit, or those who closed their eyes and followed.
Coming next: Financial Smoke & Mirrors, an explanation of the budget deficit and National Debt, and more on the role of the Federal Reserve...
Copyleft 2011, David Griffin
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