On the weekends, I was in Nevada playing poker, weekend motorcycle trips. What I am trying to convey here- is my utter lack of knowledge as it concerned world events up until late 2007. I just didn't care. I suspect that most Americans are the same way. They are busying living their lives, consumed with improving their lot- focused on work, raising kids, caring for their elders, getting by.
There is this national assumption, this archaic and sometimes false belief, that our government works mostly in our best interests. So we tend to ignore government because we kind of trust it- and rarely does it ever impact us directly or adversely. We assume also- that our leaders would not deceive us. Why would they? One of the symptoms of government and politics are the "party zealots." These are the people who always think they know your agenda- if you aren't part of their party- you must be from the enemy party. They adamantly defend their opinions while ridiculing yours. They can't see the forest because the trees are in the way. Even though 50 years of wretched government has left us bankrupt- they are still busy fixing blame on the other party, George Bush, Jimmy Carter. I simply dismiss these types. They have bought into the national fiction. The ridiculous notion that it is the "other party" which has caused all of our problems. Two wonderful examples, both of which I read daily, are the Huffington Post for liberals, and Ace of Spades for conservatives. These two groups are so heavily invested in our side is right that they simply will not entertain any thought- that they might be wrong. They kind of remind me of polarized Islamic extremists sans Mohammad. They fight a war without end.
They are a large part of the national fiction. The grand distraction which seeks to divide us and keep us fighting. The real problem that we all face is not a political one but rather, a moral one that is far more mathematical than philosophical. It is evolutionary and historically, just as predictable as gravity. It is the war between the haves and the have nots. That is the real war in a capitalistic society where your interests can be protected and the other guy's interests diminished or eliminated- just so long as you have the resources to cast the higher bid.
That's why the bankers own this place. They cast the highest bid. Not only are they in control of the money supply, it is that very money supply with which they use to buy Congressional and Presidential support. They can create money without restraint. They own your land, your house, your car, your credit rating. They own you. You cannot compete. The bankers own this place. They are the 1%. The rest of us are disposable. We are the hoi polloi, dutifully sending our money in.
Imagine playing Monopoly against a banker who can print as much money as he wants. No matter how many times he lands on your hotel on Boardwalk- it means nothing to him. He simply pays the rent and creates more money with which to pay you the next time he lands on Boardwalk. You can never beat him because his money supply is infinite and yours isn't. So like the forces of gravity the game becomes predictable. You will lose. There is no other possible outcome.
Now all of that might be depressing and it certainly is- to discover that you are really nothing special- just another banker's slave. Until such point that awareness comes to you.
President John F. Kennedy, while hosting a reception for 42 Nobel laureates, was quoted as saying that this was the greatest gathering of intellect at the White House since those days when Thomas Jefferson dined alone. Jefferson was a polymath, a genius in many subjects. This is what he had to say about central banking.
“The central bank is an institution of the most deadly hostility existing against the Principles and form of our Constitution. I am an Enemy to all banks discounting bills or notes for anything but Coin. If the American People allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the People of all their Property until their Children will wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered. ”
The national fiction is that we are fighting some political war between two political factions. Nothing could be further from the truth.
We are fighting bankers. They have stolen the wealth of this country and they are eroding our way of life. Little by little, with the aid of a complicit Congress who sold out to them long ago and which now relies on them for re-election, the bankers are more than happy to let you think this is some Republican v Democrat issue. It is not. It is about keeping power, control, and wealth. The bankers have control of your Congress, your President, they control corporations and the media, they finance every war and spending bill, they even own the municipalities you live in through the issuance of loans and municipal bonds. They own you and your work product with interest- and your only defense is to accept that reality. Until such time that millions of Americans suddenly wake up and destroy this central banking nightmare- Americans will be engaged in the national fiction- that this is somehow all the fault of conservative or liberal beliefs and practices. Of party politics. I respectfully submit that politics is not the problem. It never has been. Politics is just the most obvious symptom of a problem Thomas Jefferson saw long ago. Politics is a distraction that the bankers are more than happy to let you continue to believe in.
Because it works.