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Are You A Slave Of The System?

If you went out and took a poll of the American people on July 4th (Independence Day) and asked them if they are free, what would the results look like?  Of course the results would be overwhelmingly lopsided.  Most Americans believe that they live in “the land of the free” and that they are not enslaved to anyone.  But is that really the case? Slavery does not always have to involve whips and shackles.  There are many other forms of slavery.  One dictionary definition of a slave is “one that is completely subservient to a dominating influence”.  I really like that definition.  Today, millions of Americans are slaves of the system and they don’t even realize it.  Debt is a form of slavery, and millions of Americans having become deeply enslaved to our debt-based financial system.  When someone enslaves someone else, the goal of the master is to reap a benefit out of the slave.  You don’t want the slave to just sit there and collect dust.  Today, most Americans have willingly shackled themselves to a system that systematically drains their wealth and transfers it to the very wealthy.  Most of them don’t even realize that they have been enslaved even as the system sucks them dry.

Just think about it.  Where is the “big money” in the United States today?

When asked that question, most Americans think of Wall Street.

Well, who controls Wall Street?

The bankers do.

The borrower is the servant of the lender, and they generate massive amounts of wealth by lending us money.

Perhaps an example will be helpful.

Have you ever run up $5000 of credit card debt?  Many people have run up much, much more than that, but let us use $5000 for our example.

According to the Federal Reserve, if you only make the minimum payment every month, at a 20% interest rate it will take you 49 years to pay that credit card off and you will pay back a total of $26,169.

So you would have gotten the original benefit of spending the $5000 and you would have had to work extremely hard to pay back an additional $21,169 to the bankers.

In essence, you would be working as a servant of the bankers until you had paid back that entire debt plus interest.

Unfortunately, our entire system is now designed to get you to go into debt.

It starts before we even get into the “real world”.  We are constantly told that we cannot get a “good job” without a college degree, but a college education is so ridiculously expensive these days that most of us cannot afford one without going into lots of debt.

Many of you out there know exactly what I am talking about.

Do you have a pile of student loan debt?

I do.

In fact, the total pile of student loan debt in the United States is now over a trillion dollars.

Unfortunately, when a lot of us graduated we found out that the “good jobs” that we were promised simply were not there.  Last year, 53 percent of all Americans with a bachelor’s degree under the age of 25 were either unemployed or underemployed.

So many young adults are starting out life already enslaved to a gigantic pile of debt but without a good job that will enable them to comfortably service that debt.

The really “lucky” graduates from the top schools flock to Wall Street so that they can make lots of money running the debt-based financial system that is enslaving all the rest of us.

Once young people leave school, there are lots of other “debt traps” to fall into.

Once you get out into the “real world”, just about every major purchase is going to involve another pile of debt.

Do you want a house?

That is going to mean more debt.  As I have written about previously, mortgage debt as a percentage of U.S. GDP has more than tripled since 1955.

Do you want a car?

About 70 percent of all vehicle purchases in the U.S. now involve at least some borrowed  money.

Consumer debt is particularly insidious.  Our stores are filled with very beautiful things, and it is really easy to buy a bunch of stuff and “put it on plastic”.

Since 1971, the total amount of consumer debt in the United States has increased by 1700%, and approximately 46% of all Americans now carry a credit card balance from month to month.

We just keep plunging ourselves deeper and deeper into debt slavery.  Most Americans never seem to learn.  Over the past 30 years those of us in the “bottom 95 percent” have seen our financial shackles just get heavier and heavier.  The following is from a recent CNN article….

In 1983, the bottom 95% had 62 cents of debt for every dollar they earned, according to research by two International Monetary Fund economists. But by 2007, the ratio had soared to $1.48 of debt for every $1 in earnings.

When you pile up lots of debt, you aren’t just working for yourself anymore.  You are also working for those that you owe the debts to.  Your hard work and sweat end up making them a lot wealthier.

Our state and local governments have enslaved themselves to debt as well.  Total state and local government debt is now about 8 times higher than it was 30 years ago.

At this point, many U.S. cities are in very serious trouble with debt.  In fact, another California municipality has just declared bankruptcy.  On Monday, the town of Mammoth Lakes announced that it has formally filed for bankruptcy.

But this is just the beginning.

The truth is that we are a nation that is absolutely drowning in debt and we need a lot more money in order to keep up with all of this debt.

But there is a problem.

In our debt-based financial system, the creation of more money actually creates more debt.

So how are we ever going to get out of the hole that we are in?

Today, the U.S. national debt is more than 5000 times larger than it was when the Federal Reserve was first created back in 1913.  This is why it is so important for the American people to realize that the Federal Reserve is a perpetual debt machine.

The Federal Reserve system itself does not make much money.  The vast majority of the profits that the Federal Reserve makes are transferred back to the U.S. government.

But that is not what the Federal Reserve was created to do.

What the Federal Reserve was created to do was to set up a system where the U.S. government would borrow money and pay interest on it instead of just creating the money itself.

Last year the U.S. government spent more than 454 billion dollars just on interest on the national debt.  That is a form of national slavery.  454 billion dollars that we worked very hard to make was taken from us and transferred into the pockets of some very wealthy people.

The truth is that the U.S. government does not actually need to ever borrow a single penny from anyone.  As a sovereign government it could directly issue money into circulation.

But lending money to governments is very, very profitable and it is the kind of thing that wars are fought over.

For example, the First Bank of the United States (the very first central bank in our country) was established in 1791 and the charter for that bank expired in 1811 and was not renewed.

So what happened the very next year?

The War of 1812.  During that war Washington D.C. was actually captured and burned.  The final major battle of that war was the battle of New Orleans which took place on January 8, 1815.

So what happened the very next year?

President James Madison signed the charter for the Second Bank of the United States on April 10, 1816.

The goal has always been to enslave the American people.  Debt is used to enslave us individually, it is used to enslave our businesses, it is used to enslave our state and local governments and it is used to enslave our federal government.

So are you a slave of the system?

If you are in debt, then you are a slave at least to some degree.

Unfortunately, the global financial system has become so saturated with debt that it is now on the verge of collapse.  It appears that things could be getting significantly worse during the second half of this year, and the years ahead do not look very promising at all.

Sadly, most Americans do not see any of this coming.  In fact, a new CNN/ORC International poll has found that about 60 percent of all Americans think that the U.S. economy will be in good shape next year.

Can you believe that?

The mainstream media has done a fantastic job of brainwashing the general public.

The “blue team” is convinced that if Barack Obama wins the election and the Democrats take control of both houses of Congress that prosperous times are on the way.

The “red team” is convinced that if Mitt Romney wins the election and the Republicans take control of both houses of Congress that the U.S. economy will be put back on the right track.

Well, the truth is that there is not going to be a solution to our economic problems on the national level.  We have accumulated the greatest mountain of debt in the history of the world, and it is going to collapse and crush us no matter which brand of corrupt politicians we sent to Washington.

On July 4th, millions upon millions of Americans will celebrate “Independence Day” with cookouts, parades and fireworks without ever realizing the true nature of what is really going on.

Hopefully we can get more of them educated while there is still time.

  • Rodster

    Money aside an emphatic YES !

    The system enslaves you in it’s ecosystem. You are no longer encouraged to grow food but to rely on the grocery store delivery system.

    Many are enslaved by debt and it’s actually encouraged. You want LOW auto insurance rates. You better have a great credit score. You notice your insurance rates are no longer based on how many wrecks you’ve been in. Nope it’s all based on how much debt you have and how you pay it back.

    The entire system is one giant ponzi scheme. :P

    • Rodster

      Oh and a Happy and safe 4th to everyone, even you Gary2. :)

      • Gary2

        thanks.

    • ramon

      i was thinking last night as i went to sleep. i am a slave. complete slave. it is impossible. You got the worthless dollar on one side employment at will on the other then inflation plus housing , plus maybe even duration of product , plus the difficulty of attaining employment, soon the red tape, online credit chk, and loans. And it adds up to the perfect enslavement.

      The only way out is to, eliminate your need for the dollar. self sustainability. but my only quesiton is once the aparatous is set up whats to stop the goverment from saying lets take his aparatous.?

      So i dont know if you people have taken that into assesment.

    • ramon

      i tell you the truth i am tired of talk. I cant talk about this for ever. i am in the action stage. So im looking for land in tennesee. 2 acres. where i can begin to live sustainabily. i wanted idaho but it was too far live in miami right now. im going to live in tennesee 6 months and here 6 months. im 42. in an effort to need less bucks. i figure i will need 20 k over the next 3 years. If i stay here in miami florida. i will need 2000 for the next 40 months. thats a staggering figure when anyone know the employment situaiton of miami dade. with out question we have to begin to divorce the dollar. I have begun growing food. experimentally. and im going to start experimenting with solar pannels and wind mills. and storage.

      • Rodster

        If you live in Miami i’d consider Ocala, Florida before Tenn, if I were you. It’s beautiful country up there. ;)

      • ramon

        well you know ive been at this alot longer than most born in nyc and miami. so ive been dealing with third world conditions most my natural life. ieve never known a 1 st class society. so i have advantages over you folks you simple dont have. And i can tell you guys need to start thinking of your selves not as, nostoligics, or believers in our old system. but more as occupied, you have 60 million hispanics. That are consuming staples left and right. You have asians and also foriegners. this has swelled up the cost of living.

        You need to begint o think of yourself as survivalists. and abandon any comebacks. when these peoples kids grow up we will have 400 million people in this country. And staples will multiply by four. along with problems. Its important that you people understand that the next 24 months are crucial for how your 20 years are going to look. We dont have the resources to have 300 million residents.

        So you know time to prepare…..to live sustainabale life..

      • http://www.raptureforums.com/FeaturedCommentary/apeculiarpeople.cfm Ron

        I live in Missouri not too far from Tenn, my home sets on 4.1 acres. It’s for sale.

    • matt smith

      I agree totally.I believe this country,s best days are behind her and that saddens me.

  • Stymie

    I remember as kid in school hearing stories of the Soviet Union. They used to tell their citizens that they were in a really good position. They told them they had “freedom”. I used to think, how could they tell their citizens such a lie and how could they believe that lie? It was so obvious that they did not have freedom. Well, now i see with my own eyes, how one could be made to believe they are free. It’s truly amazing.

    • Paul

      I grew up in communism.

      Everybody had a job. Everybody had a home.
      Every year we went on vacation, every summer I went to summer camp. And we were not rich. We didn’t have a car. We didn’t need one.

      Education was free, healthcare was basically free, university was free (and short), apprentices were paid. At age 18 everybody either had finished high school or an apprenticeship.
      Men retired at 65, women at 60.

      I didn’t know anyone who was affected by murder.

      We couldn’t travel to America, but have you ever been to Europe?

      From our perspective all this hand-to-heart pledge in America, and the flag and hymn in every American movie and America’s next Idol, etc. etc. is much more patriotic propaganda than in the worst communist propaganda movies.

      When our police started to hit people at demonstrations like your police is doing with the Occupy guys, our people removed the Police state. You applaud it.

      Who is brainwashed?

      • http://n/a Cris.M

        So Paul, where do you reside now?

        • paul

          I moved to where I could find a job. I lived in Asia for a long time. Now back to Europe where my partner has the right to work, too. Next to a place where we can get married. That’s where we’ll retire and spend our savings. Any country can apply.

      • ramon

        paul shouldnt be attacked he should be learned from. ask? paul about more and he can tell isnt that right paul?
        what else do you see….??….your expertise is crucial…..Ramon..//

      • me

        Paul I grew up in the same system. Have you ever asked the question what made the whole thing collapse and where was the money from to build that system? The answer to both questions is: banker’s money. It was all fake and by design. No wonder we thought it was great – utopia on credit. All my relatives there are paying it back now.

        • Paul

          Well, one aspect is that the workers in socialist countries didn’t “own” their country. Their didn’t take ownership of it. They thought of everything as a kind of entitlement.

          When I own a business, when I’m an entrepreneur, I bring myself IN as investment and I do everything to enhance the success.
          When I feel I’m entitled to certain benefits, I take as much as I can OUT for consumption.

          So, communist countries were bled out.

          If communism is to be successful, this needs to be internalized by everyone, and given from grandparents to grandchildren. That’s why Marx said (or was it Engels?) that communism will only develop after capitalism reached it’s highest state worldwide. In communism everybody will be an entrepreneur.

          Another issue was the mistrust of the ruling politicians against the people. Everybody was deemed to be a potential enemy and treated as such.

          In capitalism it is much easier to control the people. No money – no power.
          Make the tax payer pay for everything and write it into law.
          Then, limit the tax of the rich and let the lower classes fight against themselves.

          Tell them it’s for freedom and freedom of speech.

          The state can also borrow from the rich to buy guns and ammunition to extend the influence of the traders to other countries, and then have the tax payer pay back the rich plus interest, while working their ass off producing those guns and ammunition and creating profit for the owners and shareholder, who just have to sit on their fat asses and collect the money.

          And since all those weapons and ammunition and fuel are spent, consumed, not invested, the money will never “come back” like from any other investment. The debt will spiral up and up.

      • jaxon64

        So leave and move to China, Cuba, etal..nobody’s keeping you here. In fact, I’d be very pleased if you just went back to where you came from–this utopian country that you are pining for( did the leprechauns pass out lollipops before you got your free unicorn rides too?)

        Why must you commies and socialists come to our home where we would rather die than lose our liberty, and try and change the way we live and our liberties and freedoms? Why not just stay where you were?
        Because the nature of socialism and communism-like cancer- is to spread the misery of the masses wherever it can gets its tentacles in…..Paul, seriously, if you are so in love with communism and so despise our country and its Constitution and Bill of Rights, why don’t you leave?

        • Paul

          If it helps you – I don’t live in America. I’d never go there. I’d feel too restricted, and unfree. Just for travelling there I’d have to give you my CV and bank account info and e-mail address, and whatever private information? Forget it.

          What liberty and freedom are you talking about?
          A friend of mine lived in America. When the reports increased that 5year old kids where handcuffed by police in kindergarten for sexual harrassment, because they played doctor, he packed his wife and four kids off to Europe.

          I prefer to have a job, so I can pay for what I need.
          I prefer to have health insurance so I don’t need to worry about accidents.
          I prefer not having every dumb ass or kid having a gun.
          So I’m free to go wherever I want without being mugged or shot just for fun or freedom of speech.

          And I prefer Americans staying in America. All of them, especially you. Or at least leave your guns home. Bring your camera and your money and your stories, for a nice pint in the pub.

          BTW, misery existed long before Marx. It wasn’t created by communists, they just told us about it, and how to overcome misery.

        • Paul

          Funny you mention it. I lived in China before, I still have friends there. And I might learn Chinese and move back there. Who knows?

          And I lived in a few other places and visited a couple more. So I can make an INFORMED CHOICE, while you rely on the propaganda of your State Security Department, only you call it homeland security, the Germans call it fatherland, the Russians and Chinese motherland – but what’s the difference?

          And don’t worry, Communism will come, and the funny thing is, those who strive for the most profit will force this evolution more than the leftists who fight capitalism.

          Your only hope will be the religious fundamentalists, but they will be swept aside by economic necessity.

        • GaryToo

          jaxon where do u get the idea he is EVEN in america? wake up to the fact your constitution and bill of rights are toilet paper that have been flushed down the drain. Instead of making up something about free unicorn rides lets hear from u about the real free EDUCATION AND FREE HEALTHCARE???? nO WAY usa usa!!! 100’O00$ STUDENT DEBT AND NO JOB TO PAY IT OFF, but hey its the greatest place on earth.

          rather die than lose your liberty, pffft concentration camps dotted all over the map and 450million hollow points all ready for you to go right ahead and die if you try on any real liberty.

        • Paul

          Tell you what – I don’t trust my government, wherever I live.

          I take care of myself and my family and my friends.

          If the government allows me to live in a certain place under reasonable conditions, I might stay. If not, there are 200 other countries on Earth.

  • Cinderella Man

    No no fireworks this year all banned because of common sense. Yes im a slave. I have no kids so even though I dont make that much I get taxed to the max. Yes I owe student loans missed a payment cause I wanted to eat that month so now my wage is garnished. There is no working with your master. Now ours are even more powerful. Thanks to Barrycare we will be punished even more. But hey its all good! Free heathcare right? WRONG!!!!!!! More IRS agents less privacy less rights. Happy slavery day everyone!! As for myself I cant afford to eat meat anymore so Im gonna spend the 4th building pens for the pigs I raise so I can eat instead of getting drunk and puking on myself!! One small step for oh hell you get the point!!

    • http://msn.com thisnamewilldo

      CM, yeah I agree. The New World (Dis) Order SUCKS!!!

  • Antonio Gonzalez

    “The “red team” is convinced that if Mitt Romney wins the election and the Republicans take control of both houses of Congress that the U.S. economy will be put back on the right track.”

    What election, you try fooling me.

    • stevefraser

      Good comment…but don’t you think it’s preferable to Obama’s hate of business and individual liberty?

    • Otown Right Guy

      The only good news is that there are fewer fools that buy into this. Anyone who watches Faux News and listens to Limbaugh, Hannity and Beck obviously still loves the traitorous neocon Republican Party. But even these clueless schmucks notice the foul aroma surrounding Mittens Romney.

    • Paul

      People often believe if they do the same again, they get different results.

      You only have two parties in the US? Just one more than North Korea?

      • ramon

        the only thing i can say to opaul is there was once a time where this was land of justice and equality. where the gov cared for people and we cared for each other. where companies cared about there workers more than customers. Where people care about stuff. that was the old days. i say sorry to you becuase i know the amount of trouble you must of gone through for nothing to get here. all we can tell you those were warm days. and they were real as in they existed. this is not what you came here for. we once feared nothing. and the dollar was our freind. and there was work everywhere. and it was secure. You missed on all those glory days. but at least you tried.

        • paul

          Please note: the Internet is even accessible in China.

          Not everyone who posts on an American site is Americans or even lives there.

  • FlyinaRage

    You can have no loans or consumer debt at all, and you are still enslaved to the monetary system. For example you pay your rent which goes to pay property taxes. All the profits made on the items you purchase are funneled through Wall Street straight to the bankers/owners. If it means that you must constantly pay a bill to someone to continue your existence, then you are a slave to that system. This idea from the Dark Ages needs serious reformation in our technological era. Money is a system that creates a competitive playing field, and rewards those that are most aggressive and dishonest. Laws are man’s vain attempt to corral an errant force, when the correct solution is to remove the competition for survival from the social focus altogether. We have e resources and the technology to overcome scarcity, but, this cannot happen in a monetary system because solutions are not profitable, problems are.

    • GSOB

      i like your insight

    • mark

      I have zero debt but am still a slave to property taxes to the tune of $30,000 each year. The government always gets theirs first. I used to owe about $600,000 in mortgage debt and it took a lot of years of going without to pay it off.

      • laura m.

        Mark: you must live in a freakin’ mansion. I live in a 3 bdr house, average size and my taxes living in town are $380 a year. house is fifteen years old onan average size lot.

    • Quiver

      The problem is that scarcity is a function of the rational Universe. There is an absolute physical limit to the amount of stuff there is avilable. Any form of central planning is doomed to failular by the inabilaty to anticapate demand. Even data has a limit due to physical limitations of machines. Better technology can increase those limits, but if you remove the incentive to make better machines it never comes. If you remove the need to compete esentally the drive to survive people simply give up and die. Life is conflict and competition remove that and life ends.

    • ramon

      no you are right. But if you own your own land. and grow food there you break the cycle. q is how long will be let that go. example

      in idaho over 10 years 2012 to 2020 i will end up spending 40 k.

      in miami 2012 to 2020 ill end up spending 240 k

  • Josh

    Too short

  • Klean

    Educate them. But don’t forget to load the debt on. Deep.

  • Colin

    The United States is a slave to all the nations that this great country borrows money from.

    We are a nation of wage slaves. Like the slaves of the antebellum South, we are living a life that is considerably worse than the plantation owners. I sometimes think that some of our politicians are endeavoring to create a new Confederate States of America, where the people are kept ignorant and illiterate and debt-ridden, and they are ruled by an aristocracy, and the central government is weak and the state governments are strong. I do think that if this happens that the South has won the Civil War. (I never thought the Civil War ended, just that the nature of the war changed from one fought on the battlefields to one fought in court rooms, state capitals, and in the halls of Congress.)

  • lee

    I too was a slave to debt, but once I figured out the problem with everything is too much debt; I realized I was part of the problem and was in real trouble if things changed for me.

    Since then, I’ve been dumping debt to where by November(I think the US will be okay until the election) I should be down to 1 mortgage and putting away 25% each payday.

    In 2013, I should start building one heck of a cushion to help those family members and friends that aren’t prepared for the financial turmoil that is coming. The longer it takes to get here, the more I can help and the government better bring a lot of guns before i let them take it so they can pay the bills they’ve spent decades running up.

  • Old Man

    Are You A Slave Of The System?

    Yes of course. But what’s new? America is a country founded and prospers on slavery.

    Where would America be if the European immigrants did not fight, capture and enslave thousands of natives as they landed on the Atlantic seaboard?

    Where would America be were it not quarter of a million of Africans were captured, imported and forced to work as slaves in Southern plantations?

    Where would America be if not virtually the entire population of natives were conquered, destroyed or enslaved, their millions-acre properties taken, during the great expansion to the Wild West?

    And today, the 99% get a taste of the past few centuries. Courtesy of modern forked-tongue White Fathers who offered snake-oil ‘treaties’ on home ownership.

    Slavery. It’s a very American thing. Enjoy.

    • GaryToo

      all true old man, but there was also pleeenty of white slavery in your history. After the war of independence 1776 in just a decade the first fleet arrived in australia 1788 and the british started sending cargoes of convicts here instead.

      And think of this, for both the native american and the native african, they are not debt slaves. we have a system where we have to have a building industry, among many industries, always in fear of slowdown and job losses. the great american dream is to own your home. That only means signing up to 30 years of debt, and all the time you are in fear of being only 3 missed monthly payments from losing that home.

      A village does not have perpetual industries, they grow the food they need, make the things they need, and when a new family needs a new house everyone pitches in to help build it in a short amount of time without a lifetime of debt for the occupants. Makes more sense to me.

  • K

    You really put your heart, into that story. Well done. We are all slaves of the system. All the difference is how much, of a slave? The Lord has blessed me with the ability, not to need much. So I have no debt. I am still a slave to the taxman, and the insurance companies. Just remember every time you go into to debt, the chains get heavier.

  • Eve

    Hello Cinderella Man

    Your statement “As for myself I cant afford to eat meat anymore” is actually a blessing if you’ve read the “The China Study ” by Dr. T Colin Campbell.

    Aloha

  • uncurable wound

    Were Milk cows-The banks milk us our whole lives,cradle to grave.Then,when we stop producing milk,they slaughter us.Then they get a new cow to take our place…MOOOOOOOOOO,MOOOOOOOOOOO..

    Have a happy 4th everyone!

  • Bob

    Me being 15, if I tell somebody that I’m not going to college, they look at me like I’m a lunatic!
    I don’t understand how people can be so blind. One TRILLION dollars in college debt ALONE. How can you look at that number and then turn around and say college is a good idea. I keep explaining to people that while they are out racking up debt in college I could be out working or starting my own small business. and when they get out 2 to 8 years later they don’t even know if they can get the job they spent 5 of the best years of their lives learning about. And if they don’t get their job they will end up working just like me! They might even be working FOR me! The only difference is that I spent those 5 years saving money and they spent their 5 years getting into debt. And they come out having to work just like me, only they have thousands, and I mean THOUSANDS of dollars in debt to pay off.they have been brainwashed into thinking that to be successful they have to go to college. It really is sad. God bless what little is left of America! Now lets go make some noise:) Oh wait! that’s right:You can’t go light off fireworks that you purchased with your own money to light off on your own land! lol happy 4th ya’ll

    • Tim

      You’re a very wise young man. I think you’ll be better off starting your own business. Or finding an entry-level job and working your way up. A college education has become just too expensive.

    • http://economiccollapseblog.com Lucy J

      Bless you Bob, My son’s name is Robert. He is 17. I don’t think he has thought things through like you have. Youngin’s like you may be our only hope!

  • GSOB

    You Know,

    I like these articles and everyone’s, for the most, everyone’s thoughts.

    The USA economy will not collapse…. because the lenders will always lend and borrowers will always borrow. This will continue as long as a currency exists. The economic manipulation into the free market economy has been going on for many, many years and will continue.

    It will not collapse… they’ve got everything covered. It’s all planned out. Even the sizing up the nominations and elections as to be a Romacare race… it’s all staged.

    Folks… it won’t happen because of the control they have.

    Kick the so called
    “can” down the road. I read that a lot. What does that mean?
    What’s the can?

    I assume it is the correction of the economy ridding itself of the artifical bubble.. In other words, the can is the liquidation of the debt. It’s not going to happen, I don’t think. For it to happen in the USA, means that they want it to happen.
    They don’t want it to, so it won’t.
    They will not give up control of the economy. PERIOD.
    If it has not happened all these decades in the USA, it won’t happen anytime soon.
    They are making lots of money.

    The USA national economy has become like a kameleon since the mid 70s, and is able to survive any economic threat.

    You’ll have revolutions and civil unrest… but i DON’T THINK
    it will collapse per se’ by the fat cats letting it go. It will most likely be war(s) that the USA will go all out, to declare by executive command to protect the prosperity it has maintained, that will bring us into economic ruins.

    Google petrodollar
    and see that it’s really the rich elite on the hill, at the fed reserve, in various levels of government and the OPEC nations
    we have struck a deal with… that keeps things going on.

    To think of a financial collapse coming about in the USA is due to the free market economy laws trying to correct itself is wishful thinking, it presupposes that the aformentioned corrupt elite people are no longer in control. Ain’t gonna happen.

    Wars leading up the a final war will most likely be the end of it everything. There is no correction coming… just the end of the world as we know it.
    Until then, enjoy the ride.

    Our cost of living will spiral out of control and we’ll feel the affects in the financial world, but a part
    a major war, left to istself with the lending going on as it is, it’s (a financial collapse in the USA) is not gonna happen.

    Gone is our nation’s youth, innocence and prosperity.
    Going back to a free market economy of so many years ago, ain’t goona happen either.

    But prepping is good sense for anything short of the end of the world.

    • Zedge Hero

      Yeah and they will never prosecute these powers that be, correct? Because they control everything, right?

      (Reuters) – A Spanish court opened a fraud case on Wednesday against former executives of state-rescued lender Bankia (BKIA.MC), including one-time IMF chief Rodrigo Rato, as public rage engulfs a bank which is in line for the biggest share of an EU bailout.

      Your people in control are loosing control- it wasn’t reported hear on the 4th of July by the media and the presstitutes, but the occupy movement in Madrid (may15th,2011)has brought about these charges to a man who many thought was untouchable. He is a former head of the IMF for heavan’s sake.

      What you have forgoten is the most important lesson in History….. Zero Hedge -In a long enough timeline everything resorts back to zero. Whether it be the Roman Empire that was never to fall or the Third Reich that lasted 12 of it’s supposed thousand year reign.

      The powers that be are soon to be the powers that were. The rothchild family will not rulle forever. It might happen next week or next year or next decade, but to think that all is for nought is to loose your hope and soul. These evil Bastilles are going to pay when its all said and done. The cat (internet) is out of the bag and more people are waking up, I just did a few years back. For this revolution will not be televised. The only cure for 1984 is 1776.

      • GSOB

        God has designated a man, the man Christ Jesus the Lord, to judge the world. He’s sorted it all out and is actually the absolute soveriegn
        overall of creation.

  • GSOB
  • mondobeyondo

    Of course, the majority of the American people will proudly thump their chests, wave the flag, and declare, “Of COURSE we’re free! And we’re proud of it!”

    Okay… if you insist. Feel “free” to set off fireworks in your particular urban jurisdiction, even though it’s against the law to do so in many places.

    “They’re banning us from setting off fireworks to celebrate the 4th of July!”

    Uh-huh.

  • mondobeyondo

    Happy 4th of July regardless!

    And I hope you are able to light a few sparklers and Roman candles at least.

    Here in metro Phoenix, it is LEGAL to SELL fireworks – but it is ILLEGAL to LIGHT them in city limits!!

    How insane is that! Why bother to sell fireworks in supermarket parking lots, if it’s illegal to even use them?!!

    Go ahead, hit me up with that $350 fine. Send the local storm troopers after me.

  • ScoutMotto

    To me, the 4th of July is nothing but another paid holiday. Knowing what happened the US in 1913 made me see the futility of celebrating independence since I would then be celebrating something that does NOT exist. So I work that holiday, and get the extra holiday pay, knowing that it means nothing to celebrate the non-existent.

    Now, the day we shut down the Fed and the IRS, I will celebrate like no tomorrow.

  • stevefraser

    Don’t lose hope: “He gazed up at the huge head, ears sticking out with a grim smile…Everything was OK…now the struggle was finished, He had won the victory over himself, he loved Big Brother.” (1984).

  • TtT Engine

    If our government ran a $100 billion surplus per fiscal year [fantasy land], it would take 160 YEARS to pay off our current obligations($16 trillion) [not accounting or any further interest-fantasy land]. At that rate, it would take $1200 YEARS to pay off the long term unfunded liabilities ($119 trillion). My nephew just spent a week in DC as a young high school student up and coming bright/talented American citizen. When his mathematical mind saw the US Debt clock he almost fainted. You wonder if these psychotic tax and spend liberals have ever once considered the debt horrow we are facing ? Are they so stoned on power and meds that they think the borrow, print, tax and spend party will go on forever ? Many of us are debt slaves because we bought into the American Dream. The Great U.S.A. is a sick dying Republic because the enemy within sought our destruction. The OB Health Scam Tax Penalty creates some 200 new governmental agencies and sacks the states with much of the debt. It took England 60 years to pay off their debt from WW II in helping rid the world of Naziism. Today, places like Iraq are given their freedom for a mere trillion $ with no expectation of paying anything back to the U.S. Iraq then partners with our enemies in oil and gas trading. There had to be a sound military response to 911. But in fine liberal fashion, never let a good crisis go to waste. Never let a once great nation go to waste. Get out and vote for Mr. Rogers on Nov. 6, 2012. He is our last chance to reverse this pathetically failed social experiement that began on Aug. 15, 1969 [The Woodstock Concert]. Blessed 4th of July 2012 to you all !Christi Fidelis !!

    • Gay Veteran

      “…places like Iraq are given their freedom for a mere trillion $ with no expectation of paying anything back to the U.S….”

      why should Iraqis pay for our war of aggression and war crimes?!?!?!?

      • GaryToo

        actually ttt, iraq has been destroyed not given freedom because bush wanted access to their oil and saddam was going to sellit for other than us dollars. try a mere trillion lives destroyed for absolutely NOTHING to do with freedom.

  • BFH

    Even if your completely out of debt (which I am, thank God) you still have debt to an extent. You have to pay car insurance to drive, you have to have an electric bill or live out in the boonies in a cabin or tent, my house still has taxes that are due every year. No one will ever truly be debt free.

  • VIDGMER

    Writer is dumb or what?

    Did they beat you with whip or something as Your white forefathers put the black ones the chains of slavery with hands and feet, and beat them to death or raped the 12 year old slave black females everyday.

    Please dont use the term: SLAVERY! as anytime.. thanks!

    • TX4Life

      People of color in Africa chained their fellow human beings together and loaded them on the ships. Many people of color in young America owned and sold slaves. Many people of color in free states turned in runaway slaves for the reward money. And WAY before that happened, slavery existed in other countries. Blacks do not own the term slavery and whites are not solely responsible for slavery in America.

  • Stop the maddness

    Anybody can become a slave to debt.
    Even born again Christians.
    Yes even those who follow Gods word to the T, condeming all kinds of sins.
    Yes once you take out any loan, even a student loan, you have willingly made yourself a slave to debt.
    I say this because, while Christians want to teach about slavery to debt, somehow they exclude themselves miraculously,
    Yes there are those who will only purchase everthing with cash.
    But most of us can find the sin of debt in our lives, either a home mortgage loan, a car loan, a business loan, a student loan, a credit card loan, there are no good loans Godly loans or Christian loans. We are all sinners when we take a loan and become a debt slave.
    Remember that before you pick up that stone and throw it at the debt sinner, the one who is straddled with debt.

    Better that you say “therefore by the grace of god I go.”

  • lmurray

    File BK7, I did. Eliminate the debt, get out of your chains. Then the trick is to stay out.

  • grandpa

    the best part of being a slave is the thrill of when are you going to snap and strangle the crap out of someone telling you what you have to do….

  • Otown Right Guy

    About 70 percent of all vehicle purchases in the U.S. now involve at least some borrowed money.

    Michael, have you looked at used car prices lately? Just went car shopping for a “cheap” car for my daughter and it is next to impossible to find a used car in reasonable shape for under $6000. The idiotic Obama “Cash for Clunkers” program destroyed many running, so-called clunkers and resulted in a big jump in prices. In the Bush/Obama economy everyone is looking for low-priced cars, but they are not available. We were able to pay cash, but I can understand how many people have no choice but to finance even for a “clunker”.

    • Michael

      Yes – car prices are absolutely ridiculous. You should be able to find a decent used car for under $5000. They tell us that there is little inflation, but to me it seems like almost everything is rapidly going up.

      Michael

      • Josh

        my father works as a car dealer he told me not too long ago there are so few used cars that the dealership he works for was willing to pay for my wife’s car 3 grand over what we paid for it 3 years ago. i find it odd that a used car can now be a investment.

    • Paul

      In England you can buy a used car for £300, new cars like Skoda start at £6,000.

      A Skoda Fabia is likely to give you 60mpg.

      You could try to buy a used car in Europe over e-bay and then ship it in a container to America. A container from China to Europe is about $2,000. From Europe to US could be cheaper.

  • chiller

    This in many way reminds me of big pharma. They have no intentions of curing you of anything, just keeping you comfortable enough to keep working and paying for their outrageously expensive, side effect wracked DRUGS. Anyone remember that last time they heard “cured” from any medical related establishment? That’s because these insidious miscreants use the same playbook as their diabolical brothers, the bankers. These parasites feed off their host just enough to keep them heavily debilitated but not completely dead.

  • Paul

    That shows clearly that wages and salaries are too low.

    If my wage is not enough to enable me to survive without any kind of loan or consumer credit, then it is too low.

    I, for myself, pay in cash. If there is no cash, I don’t buy. If I know I have cash on the bank, I use the card occasionally, but always pay back in full. This way I have what I want not right now, but later, but never pay any interest.

    My limit is £10 per day on daily necessities. That’s what you’ll find in my wallet. But I always can pay my utility bills and rent, and I have no problem to book me a plane ticket right now and visit my mom on the other side of the world when she gets sick.

  • john.s

    Happy 4th of July America!!!!

  • Paul

    “and we need a lot more money in order to keep up with all of this debt.”

    Not necessarily.

    When paying back debt, you need to concentrate on reducing debt, not just paying the interest.

    And the earlier you reduce the debt, the less interest you have to pay.

    You pay no interest at all, if you don’t take a loan.

    If you can’t afford a brand new car, think of alternatives.
    Take the bicycle plus the train to get to work. (as an example)
    You not only save the costs for car and fuel, you’ll be able to repay that mortgage much faster with much less interest.

    Then you can save on that health insurance and the costs for your kids’ education. Pay them college, then they won’t have any debt to start with.

    I, for example, pay for university of my nieces. But I don’t have a car. I take public transport – 2h each way.

  • markthetruth

    You are now a slave…………

    Sorry, but next is “Rape” of your personal being and belongings…

    After this latest sub supreme court decision, which if people don’t open their eyes an realize what happened. It opened the door for Taxmageddon. Everyone is focused on obamacare but look beyond that you will be force to live or die by Tax.

    1. They need to make cars , guess what!!! that car you own that runs fine maybe 10 years old, you will force to buy a new one, or taxed to death on the one you own.

    2. You haven’t been able to afford to paint your house(if you even have one) or put a new roof on , the county or town will tax you until you do claiming a lack of upkeep.

    3. Already in place is your body, that you will be tax on buy a standard of what they think you should look like or weigh.

    4. Insurance…. their will be all kinds of new insurance that you will have to have.

    5. Licenses… for everything for a bicycle to buying certain foods,or growing your own garden.

    6. Everything that is not a necessity and you don’t need or want , one way or another they will make it a necessity.

    7. Nature… is becoming “government nurturing”

    8. Enjoying Nature …. Try going hiking in some areas or canoeing down the Delaware river , no parking, keep out , private property , jersey laws , new york laws , Pennsylvania laws.

    9. Permits… you will need a permit for everything including a birthday party.

    10. Death…. It will cost to much to die. It’s not free to die!!!!!!!!!! just disappear.

    the end…

    • Paul

      Yes, that’s called “The Rule of Law” as opposed to a dictatorship.

      :-)

      Dictatorship is easy: don’t step on the toe of the dictator and nobody will bother you.

  • Evie

    You cannot even p

  • Evie

    You cannot even put your money in the bank, soon the interest rate will be negative as you will be charged a storage fee.
    The new health care will nickel and dime people to death.
    People should put as little money into wall street as possible for a loss,write off only to benefit themselves.

  • http://liberrants.blogspot.com liberranter

    To those of you non-zombies out there, I urge everyone not working today to take a long afternoon nap, all the way through till tomorrow morning. Once you wake up, it will be just another day, without sickening media homilies to “freedoms” that clearly no longer exist and without hordes of ignorant, drunken sheepletards celebrating these non-freedoms.

  • William

    Slave to debt, well, yes…………but, there is a much greater problem. Many, many Americans know very little of basic civics, the Constitution, true American history, or the truth of 911. These simpletons think it is OK to sacrifice freedom to be secure. That was not the thinking of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence. Most Americans are simply BRAIN DEAD idiots, who click, click with text messaging, and yak on cell phones, or believe Fake News. They do not recognize the names of Kaganovich, Yagoda, Sharon or Sverdlov or Kamenev. They do not know the name of Count Bernadotte. They have never heard of the USS Liberty. They know NOTHING!

  • SMASH THE CONTROL MACHINE

    A SLAVE TO A BIG FRAUDULENT SYSTEM!!!!The biggest fraud in modern financial history claimed another scalp overnight, with the forced resignation of Barclays boss Bob Diamond, amid a growing uproar over the bank’s admission that it rigged Libor – a key benchmark used in setting interest rates on financial contracts worldwide.MORE FRAUD AND CORRUPTION!!!

    • GaryToo

      bob d is getting a slap on the wrist, he is a big banker, and is getting massively paid out one of the biggest in history to leave of his own choosing.

  • GSOB

    Just got Ron Pauls Audit the Fed HR 459 out of the house and this July the senate considers it.
    Now, just how far do you think it will go?

    http://www.auditthefed.com/about-the-audit/

  • http://www.whatreallyhappened.com Ben Dover (America)

    “Are you a slave of the system?” Please, allow me to answer this question for all the completely uninformed Americans, that still think they have any choice in who becomes our next President: YES! YOU ARE A SLAVE! A SLAVE TO THE SO-CALLED FEDERAL RESERVE!

    It’s July 4th, 2012 – Do YOU KNOW what time it is?
    (It’s time to pass H.R. 459, and AUDIT THE ‘FED’!)
    http://chooseliberty.org/auditrphf3.aspx?pid=0703

    http://www.chooseliberty.org/mailin/audit_donate1_mail.htm?i=CL090077-0703

  • mahatma

    “The Matrix is everywhere, it is all around us. Even in this very room. You can
    see it when you look out your window or when you turn on your television. You
    can feel it when you go to work, when you go to church, when you pay your taxes;
    it is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.”

    And Neo asks, “What truth?”

    “That you are a slave Neo, like everyone else, you were born into bondage; born
    into a prison that you cannot smell or taste or touch; a prison for your mind.”

    The Matrix – 1999

  • NorthernCanuck

    Michael, it’s not related but here’s a link on rising food prices (you requested that these be submitted for a forthcoming article)

    http://beforeitsnews.com/story/2344/191/Food_Prices_To_Rise_As_Harvest_Dries_Up.html

  • NorthernCanuck

    …and here’s another:

    Published on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 by Common Dreams
    As Drought Hits Key Crops, Fears of Food Crisis Loom
    As commodity speculators seek to profit from diminished yields, the world’s poorest pay the price
    – Common Dreams staff

    http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/07/03-2

  • Rancher

    I guess….

    However we saw this many years ago and devoted ourselves to the following. Get 100% debt free. Means we have nothing on credit which we do not pay off monthly. Like a credit card. Sure we have one with a zero balance every month though. No mortgages. Own it all and do not rent from the master either.

    Enough saved wealth to live out all our days even if we live another 30 years. In reserve a huge chunk of land with top end infrastructure we can sell if America continues to become the land of the slaves and the weak. With said sale we will take our chips out of the American game and relocate to another popular ex-patriot community in another land.

    That would only happen if America continues to decline to the level living here is not the right thing to do. When the mental illness thinking entitlement hoards out vote the hard working US citizens and vote to strip our wealth away we will simply leave the sinking ship to the rats. See how that works for you leaches then. No blood host so you will turn on yourselves ;-)

    By the way I once was a hitch hiker for two years and was broke so I did not get raised with a silver spoon and get some gifted life handed to me. I worked smart and hard and smart and it worked. I sure ain’t going back to working again because some loons think they can spread my wealth around either. I will leave before that happens and so will you regardless of what you say now.

    July 4th now celebrates what America once was and it is not anything like that anymore.

  • http://www.sh1ny.com Paul Blumenthal

    Gold Price Chart so beautiful that you will want to lick the screen: http://www.sh1ny.com

    Paul Blumenthal,
    http://www.sh1ny.com Founder.

  • geezer

    I am in a quandry. How do I celebrate the 4th of July when I hate the politicians who have put us in such a mess but still love the country and the people in it, especially firefighters, policemen, teachers etc.? How do I celebrate and honor the military and their sacrafices when I know full well in a couple of months they could be shooting at us or rounding us up and putting us in FEMA death camps? If I fly my American flag does that mean I support Obama and his heavy handed taking of our liberties, the gutting of our Constitution and our Bill of Rights? And his authorizing the staffing of the FEMA death camps? Yep they are staffed and ready to Rock-n-Roll…
    Some BAD times are a coming my friends, NOW we are talking weeks not months or years, so prep hard, prep fast, prep like never before cause after SHTF it’s game over.
    Does anyone realize that if SHTF before the elections or even before the inauguration Obama can postpone or even cancel the election process making Obama dictator for life?
    God help us if that happens?

  • http://usurykills.blogspot.com usurykills

    Debt is not really the problem. Interest on debt is the problem.

    Compound interest, refinanced again and again.

    Interest, AKA usury, was once forbidden. Now we know why.

  • NickelthroweR

    Greetings,

    Like most Atheists, I am well versed in the Christian Bible. I know that Slavery is a theme that is repeated again and again in both the OT and NT. With that said, I had a family member try to convert me by talking about the “amazing” predictions in the Book of Revelation but I see nothing extraordinary in those writings.

    See, if I were a betting man and I had to bet on what people will do then I would always bet on them racing towards their shackles. I would always bet on them being boot-lickers – holding up their arms so that the chains could be placed on them. Pathetic cowards whimpering words of praise to their “betters”.

    John watched the empire that he lived within bow and scrape before the madman Nero. When trying to guess the future, all he had to do was assume that nothing would change and he was right. Yeah, he was right.

    • DaytoDay

      “I had a family member try to convert me by talking about the “amazing” predictions in the Book of Revelation but I see nothing extraordinary in those writings.”

      So prophecy isn’t extraordinary? The prophecy of Jesus in the OT, The prophecy of the rise and fall of Greece (Alexanders empire) Babylon, Persia and Rome, and named them in the order that each would come to power, and even said that the last empire (Rome) would be that of clay (The most degenerate), would rule the longest (Which it did) and would split into two parts (Which it did) All in the book of Daniel.

      And none of that is extraordinary?

      “John watched the empire that he lived within bow and scrape before the madman Nero. When trying to guess the future, all he had to do was assume that nothing would change and he was right. Yeah, he was right.”

      Actually, John was given those visions before Nero was emperor, (Hence the Temple of Jerusalem hadn’t been destroyed yet) And they prophecy that he was witnessing extends beyond the time of 70 Ad.

      A lot of people think that Revelations is about what was soon to take place. And yes, a lot of it was. But a lot of the prophecy in Revelations has yet to pass. And there are many examples of this.

      One example is the second book of Kings, when Elisha the prophet told Hazael that he would be king over Aram and that he would he would put to death everyone in Israel and rip unborn children out of the womb of their mothers, and Hazael said, what beast would do such a thing? Well, Hazael did become king over Aram, but Menahem, king of Israel, fulfilled the rest of the prophecy 100 years later (2Kings-15:16).

      And so you might ask, how can this be? Well because, Hazael was evil in the eyes of the Lord (Suffocated the previous king) and the Lord made him king over Aram, to make war with Judah and Israel, because they had become lawless (Were his chosen people) And so, his rise to king would set off a chain of events for the future, meaning if he had never become king, then Menahem, would never have become king, in-order to fulfill the second half of the prophecy, so in that way, Hazael was directly responsible for the death and ripping apart of unborn children, even though he himself did not do it.

      And so the point of that story, was to illustrate that man doesn’t always know or understand God’s plans and that Bible prophecy is very much extraordinary (To say the least).

      Like most Christian’s, I am well versed in the Christian Bible.

    • GaryToo

      sometimes the cynic in me suspects that when john was doing a tom hanks castaway on the island of patmos he had nothing to read but the book of daniel.

  • Washington

    Jul 3, 2012 

    Reality Check: President Obama and Mitt Romney Don’t Have Opposing Views On Healthcare?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyIXuce36gM

  • Chris

    It’s actually worse than you say. Apart from the debt and mortgage slavery which is designed to make you a more compliant citizen and the banks wealthy you have an ‘education’ system that is designed to churn out people who are only suitable to keep the same machine turning that enslaves them and their children. On top of this you have constant lies and propaganda fed to you by the MSM to ensure that you don’t object to the illegal wars of your rulers and you don’t rebel against your enslavement. Spiritually the masses are distracted from God and nature by the ‘worship’ of celebrities and football teams and assets. The system has been designed by a diabolical genius surely.

    • S. Wiseman

      When you stop to ponder the sheer magnitude of the problem, and the slow decline back into bondage in which we find ourselves, you have to admit it is indeed the most clever, magnificent, cunning, diabolical scheme in the history of mankind.
      We are all complicit participants in our own slavery fueled by lust, power, greed, covetousness, and lack of love for our fellow humans.

  • RJB

    can you say serf? learn your history, they are trying to put a the old system from the Middle ages back together, this time with debt, not land. Somethings never change.

  • 1stVArifleman

    You are exactly right millions of Americans are going to celebrate the Fourth of July today, and not even remember the “Declaration of Independence,” or many great patriots who risked their lives, wealth and sacred honor in such a noble struggle that we are supposedly remembering. Patriots such as: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, Patrick Henry, John Dickinson, John Adams, Sam Adams, John Hancock, John Parker, William Prescott, John Warren, Henry Knox, Nathanaiel Greene, Daniel Morgan, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Sumter, William Campbell, William Washington, Light Horse Harry Lee, George Rogers Clark, Joseph Bowman, and many many more! I will never forget what those men sacrificed and what they sacrificed for: LIFE, LIBERTY, and PROPERTY. As long as I am alive I will defend what those great men list above sacrificed to create: the Constitutional Republic.

    Also as Michael states so well and so consistently the private Central Banks and those who control them are our Constitutional Republic clear and present enemies who wish us nothing less than damnation. Here are many historical primary sources to confirm Michael’s articles.

    “No pecuniary consideration is more urgent, than the regular redemption and discharge of the public debt: on none can delay be more injurious, or an economy of time more valuable.”
    George Washington

    “No generation has a right to contract debts greater than can be paid off during the course of its own existence.”
    George Washington

    “I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.”
    Thomas Jefferson

    “Paper is poverty,…it is only the ghost of money and not money itself.”
    Thomas Jefferson

    “It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars.”
    Thomas Jefferson

    “The Central Bank is an institution of the most deadly hostility existing against the principles of our constitution.”
    Thomas Jefferson

    “History records that the money changers [(bankers)] have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling the money and its issuance.”
    James Madison

    “The refusal of King George III to allow the colonies to operate an honest money system. Which freed the ordinary man from the clutches of the money manipulations was probably the prime cause of the revolution.”
    Ben Franklin

    “All the perplexities, confusion and distresses in America arise not from defects in the Constitution or confederation, nor from want of honor or virtue, as much from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation.”
    John Adams

    You are a den of vipers. I intend to rout you out and by the Eternal God I will rout you out. If the people only understood the rank injustice of our money and banking system, there would be a revolution before morning.
    Andrew Jackson (ended the 2nd Bank of the United States, January 30, 1835 there was an attempt on Jackson’s life, only because both the assassin’s pistols misfired Jackson lived)

    “The money powers prey upon the nation in times of peace and conspire against it in times of adversity. The banking powers are more despotic than a monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, more selfish than bureaucracy. They denounce as public enemies all who question their methods or throw light upon their crimes. I have two great enemies, the Southern Army in front of me, and the financial institutions in the rear. Of the two, the one at my rear is my greatest foe.”
    Abraham Lincoln

    “I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. Corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money-power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.”
    Abraham Lincoln

    “The government should create, issue, and circulate all the currency. Creating and issuing money is the supreme prerogative of government and its greatest creative opportunity. Adopting these principles will save the taxpayers immense sums of interest and money will cease to be the master and become the servant of humanity.”
    Abraham Lincoln

    “Whoever controls the volume of money in our country is absolute master of all industry and commerce…and when you realize that the entire system is very easily controlled, one way or another by a few powerful men at the top, you will not have to be told how periods of inflation and depression originate.”
    James Garfield

    “A world banking system was being set up here…A superstate controlled by international bankers…Acting together to enslave the world for their own pleasure. The Fed has usurped the government.”
    Louis McFadden

    “The [Federal Reserve] Act establishes the most gigantic trust on earth. When the President signs this Bill, the invisible government of the monetary power will be legalized…….The greatest crime of the ages is perpetrated by this banking and currency bill.”
    Charles Lindbergh

    “I am the most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is now controlled by its system of credit. We are no longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.”
    Woodrow Wilson

    Bankers themselves:
    “Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who writes the laws.”
    Mayer Amschel Rothschild

    “I care not what puppet is placed upon the throne of England to rule the Empire on which the sun never sets. The man who controls Britain’s money supply controls the British Empire, and I control the British money supply.”
    Nathan Mayer Rothschild

    “Either the application for renewal of the charter [of the Bank of the United States] is granted, or the United States will find itself involved in a most disastrous war.”
    Nathan Mayer Rothschild

    “Teach those impudent Americans a lesson. Bring them back to colonial status.”
    Nathan Mayer Rothschild (stated to Parliament after the bank charter was not renewed by the US Congress)

    “Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The Bankers own the earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create deposits, and with the flick of the pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take it away from them, and all the great fortunes like mine will disappear and they ought to disappear, for this would be a happier and better world to live in. But, if you wish to remain the slaves of Bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create deposits.”
    Sir Josiah Stamp

    Comments about our Slavery:
    “The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the people versus the banks.”
    Lord Acton

    “The Rothschilds can start or prevent wars. Their word could make or break empires.”
    Chicago Evening America 1923

    “The real menace of our Republic is the invisible government which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy legs over our cities states and nation. At the head is a small group of banking houses generally referred to as ‘international bankers.’ This little coterie… runs our government for their own selfish ends. It operates under cover of a self-created screen…[and] seizes…our executive officers… legislative bodies… schools… courts… newspapers and every agency created for the public protection.”
    John F Hylan

    “The powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalistic fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent meetings and conferences. The apex of the systems was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world’s central banks which were themselves private corporations. Each central bank…sought to dominate its government by its ability to control Treasury loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence cooperative politicians by subsequent economic rewards in the business world.”
    Dr. Carol Quigley “Tragedy and Hope”

    “The Rothschilds, and that class of money-lenders of whom they are the representatives and agents – men who never think of lending a shilling to their next-door neighbors, for purposes of honest industry, unless upon the most ample security, and at the highest rate of interest – stand ready, at all times, to lend money in unlimited amounts to those robbers and murderers, who call themselves governments, to be expended in shooting down those who do not submit quietly to being robbed and enslaved.”
    Lysander Spooner

    From the days of Spartacus-Weishaupt to those of Karl Marx, to those of Trotsky, Bela Kun, Rosa Luxemburg, and Emma Goldman, this worldwide conspiracy for the overthrow of civilization…has been steadily growing. It played a definitely recognizable role in the tragedy of the French Revolution. It has been the mainspring of every subversive movement during the nineteenth century, and now at last this band of extraordinary personalities from the underworld of the great cities of Europe and America have gripped the Russian people by the hair of their heads, and have become practically the undisputed ,asters of that enormous empire
    Winston Churchill

    “This present window of opportunity, during which a truly peaceful and interdependent world order might be built, will not be open for too long – We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order.”
    David Rockefeller

    “For more than a century, ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as “internationalists” and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure – one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.”
    David Rockefeller

    “Military men are dumb stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy.”
    Henry Kissinger

    [The Rothschilds have] “conquered the World more thoroughly, more cunningly, and much more lastingly than all the Caesars before.”
    Frederic Morton

    There are many more quotes I could put or entire speeches such as Ike’s “Military Industrial Complex” warning or Kennedy’s “Ruthless and Monolithic Conspiracy” warning.

    Long Live the Constitutional Republic!
    Sic Semper Tyrannis
    3%

    Fortune Favors the Brave:
    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, DERIVING THEIR JUST POWERS FROM THE CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, IT IS THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO ALTER OR TO ABOLISH IT, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
    Deceleration of Independence–Thomas Jefferson

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  • jacobdickerson

    I’m not proud to be in american We live in the best country in the world Are politicians And special intere Greed So I am not proud I am ashamedAnd we have to live over mean And demanding it without even knowing it I see so much Wast So my generation is going to destroy the best country in the world

  • Keith

    What is really sad is that I have no credit card debt, no car notes, no retail debt, and my house note is probably half of the average person in my neighborhood and yet, I still can barely get by. The value of the dollar has been so depleted that it takes every dollar I make to eat, buy gas, pay utilities, and I cannot save anything. Even if I did save anything the interest rate is ridiculous and I’m almost better off the just keep the money in a coffee can in the attic……but a drone might see it up there and alert the authorities that I’m a terrorist.

  • Cleo

    I’m pretty optimistic about the future, but not in the way you are probably thinking. Most pundits I listen to (this being one of them) are looking at a Sept, Oct, Nov time frame of change. Our lifestyle will change at this point and it will take decades for America to even possibly get back to “the way it was”.

    My wife and I are survivors, and we are prepared for this change, and will adapt our lifestyle to the new lifestyle. We have surrounded ourselves with like minded people. We’re pretty much ready, but we still need to expand the garden next year so it can be used by our three families, and to also feed any strangers or friends who happen to wander by who might be very hungry.

    I believe God will be revealing himself in a short time. Many probably believe he already is with all the hot, dry weather and fires going on. But I’m expecting miracles.

    Our Nov choices are not too exciting. You can vote for Obama or ORomney, you can vote for Progressive heavy or Progressive light, or you can vote for Bigger govt or Big govt….you get the point.

    But, those of us who pay attention are Americans bred from a self sufficient stock of pioneers and immigrants who made it on their own without any of the modern conveniences we have now, except back then a screwdriver and hammer was probably a really modern convenience.

    I grew up around a farm, but not on it, but learned a lot from my two grandfathers on their farms. A lot of my relatives are still farming in NW MO. A lot of it I’ll have to relearn. I learned to work with what I had and be flexible because nothing is predictable. I learned if something needs fixing or needs to be done, best to do it now and not put it off.

    But, just like you, I worked hard, saved, and lived below my means. And, I (I should be saying we to include my wife of over 40 years)give to charity. We subscribe to what John Wesley said… “earn all you can, save all you can, and give all you can”…..a pretty good outlook on life, at least in a free market society. We are indebted to no one.

    So, we’re going to do just fine. Be an ant, not a grasshopper. Don’t live for the moment. Know history, because it repeats itself. And get ready for a new way of doing things and a new lifestyle, except it is only new to us. To our ancestors, it was a pretty good way of living, and it worked for them, so it can work for us.

    And, above all, be strong in your faith, and be obedient to God. Or, as it has been said before…resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.

    Be strong, be flexible and always be willing to help others.

    • WOBBLeS

      *********************** Face the facts and bust a move. We have more problems than sky faries that cause international problems.

  • Your Johnson

    53% of college graduates w/ a Bachelor’s degree under 25 yrs are either unemployed or under-employed. And as a college graduate with a degree in accounting and statistics – one that worked hard in school and had multiple job offers after graduation, I can tell you that some lame-brain degree in Art History, English Lit, Anthropology, etc. doesn’t mean squat. The same holds for a “B-” or “C” student. Individuals entering college need to determine where the jobs are and tailor their studies and efforts to that effect. That 53% figure would be halved by a little intelligent planning and diligent study.

    Oh, btw – I had student loans also, and I paid them off thru hard work and didn’t bitch about it.

  • I’m Just Sayin’

    As Russell Means has said, ‘Now all of us are on the Reservation.’

  • http://www.sh1ny.com Paul Blumenthal

    Gold Price Chart so beautiful that you will want to lick the screen: http://www.sh1ny.com

    Paul Blumenthal,
    http://www.sh1ny.com Founder

  • Gary2

    Low capital gains tax rate rewards the rich with no discernible benefit to the larger economy.

    The CBPP site includes seven more charts focusing on the truth and myths of capital gains. The whole post is a nicely condensed collection whose arguments you can pull out during barbecue today when your right-wing uncle gets started jabbering about the damn socialistic scheme to alter the tax code. The way the current arrangement works, as in so much else, is socialism for the rich.

    • GaryToo

      All capital gains tax is robbery. No tax of any sort has any discernible benefit to the larger community. Think of this. A landlord has more outgoing expenses on the properties he rents out to “the larger community” (meaning those who do not take any risk or sacrifice). Rents do not cover mortgages let alone repairs, insurance taxes/rates. So with all that loss the owner can at least hope to look forward to capital gains, a slow increase in value over time. Why else would he she take on the headache?

      BUT capital gains tax is A LOW 30%, If he buys a property for 300’000$ he must sell it for 400’000$ to een break even with those low capital gains taxes. why should that right wing uncle invest and provide housing for his left wing nephew? out of charity?

      • Gay Veteran

        low capital gains tax is why the elite 0.1% is ruling us, they use their money to BUY the politicians

        labor should not be taxed at a higher rate than capital

  • mad max

    Welcome to the real world people. Michael is excellent at explaining what we are up against. It’s up to you do something about it. You will have to free yourself.

    You can’t free the body until you free the mind. We have one way out. It’s called the “nuclear option” and for good reason.

    “Be Smart!” –
    FIGHT THE CAUSE – NOT THE SYMPTOM

    U.S. Citizens
    Read “Common Sense 3.1” at ( http://revolution2.osixs.org )

    Non U.S. Citizens
    Read “Common Sense 3.2” at ( http://SaveTheWorldNow.osixs.org )

    If you know the world around you is collapsing and you do nothing about it, then who’s really at fault when you stood by and did nothing? We have to stop whining and do something about it. We don’t have to live like this anymore.

    Let me show you what real freedom looks and smells like: http://WeAreFree.osixs.org

    Now repeat after me – I am not a Slave! – I am not a Slave! – I am not a Slave!

  • Gay Veteran

    I don’t agree with all of this but must of it is unfortuantely true, we are becoming a banana republic:

    The Receding Tide
    Becoming Uzbekistan
    March 26, 2012

    Several things characterize countries of the Third Word, whatever precisely “Third World” means.

    The first is corruption. America is rotten with it, but American corruption is distinct from corruption in, say, Guatemala or Thailand, being less visible and better organized.

    Several major differences exist between the usual corruption in the Third World and that in America. In most of the Third World, corruption exists from top to bottom. Everyone and everything is for sale. Bribery amounts to an economic system, like capitalism or socialism. By contrast, in the United States, graft flourishes mostly at the level of government and commerce. You don’t (I think) slip an admissions official at Harvard twenty grand to accept your shiftless and dull-witted slug of a misbegotten offspring. Nor do you pay a local judge to drop dope charges against your teenager. And in the Guatemalas and Egypts of the planet, corruption tends to be personal. The briber and the bribed act as individuals.

    In the United States, corruption occurs at the level of policy and contracts, between corporations, special interests, and Congress. It is done gracefully and usually legally. For example, Big Pharma pays Congress to insert, in some voluminous bill that almost no one will read, a clause saying that the government will pay list price for drugs instead of negotiating for a better price. Over time, this is worth hundreds of millions, paid by you. Yet the clause is legal. Or military industry pays Congress to buy an enormously expensive and unneeded airplane. It’s legal. Read the bill. Or agribusiness pays Congress to cough up large subsidies. Also legal.

    In Mexico you pay your useless daughter’s useless teacher to give her grades she didn’t earn so that she can get into university. Corruption relies on individual initiative. By contrast, in America, corruption is a class-action industry. Large groups—blacks, women, Indians, unions—bribe or intimidate Congress into giving them special privilege: affirmative action, racial and gender set-asides, casinos, loans and preferences from the Small Business Administration according to sex and ethnicity. Corruption, plain and simple. But legal.

    Second, unaccountable and often intrusive police not subject to control by the public. In America formal police departments rapidly grow more militarized, jack-booted, swatted-out, and their powers grow. A law-abiding citizen should never be afraid of the police, and a misbehaving cop should worry intensely when said law-abiding citizen records his badge number with intent to call the chief. Those days are over. Today the cops can bully, threaten, and harass, and there is precious little you can do about it. The proliferating laws against filming the police can have only one purpose, to prevent exposure of misbehavior. Third World.

    Any organization involved in controlling a population is a de facto police outfit, as are TSA, “Homeland Security,” the FBI, NSA, ICE, and so on. Against none of these does the citizen have any recourse. In principle, yes, but in practice, no. Third World, but far more efficient.

    Third, lack of constitutional government. This is not the same as the lack of a constitution. The Soviet Union had an admirable constitution, and paid no attention to it. America heads rapidly in the same direction.

    In America, the Constitution is largely and increasingly ignored by the government. Constitutionally the three branches of government are co-equal, but in practice the Supreme Court is of little consequence and Congress is the action arm of a corporate oligarchy. Constitutionally Congress must declare war, but now the president sends combat troops wherever he pleases and Congress reads about it in the Washington Post. The president can order citizens murdered, ignore habeas corpus, monitor and store email. The government can search you at will with no pretense of probable cause. Third World.

    Fourth, impunity. In the bush world, the rich and powerful are never brought to trail regardless of their crimes. We are there. Wall Street runs a clear and thoroughly documented scam, the subprime-loan racket, doing immense damage to the country. How many went to jail? How many were tried? How many now have high positions in the federal government? Third World.

    Fifth, a yawning gap between rich and poor. As the American economy declines, the middle class sags into the lower middle class. The sag takes many forms. Prices rise but incomes don’t. Houses go into foreclosure. Student loans tied to the houses of parents become backbreaking. Businesses hire people as individual contractors, with no benefits. Increasingly the young live with their parents. The ship is taking water.

    Yet the rich prosper. In America they carefully remain inconspicuous, not flaunting their money. But they have it. Third World.

    Sixth, a controlled press. Many Americans I suspect will insist that the press is free, because they are repeatedly told that it is, because they have nothing to which to compare it, and because the control is most adroitly managed. But it exists.

    In America control does not work as it did in the USSR, by savagely punishing the least expression of undesired ideas; this would be obvious and arouse opposition. American control works on the principle of fooling enough of the people, enough of the time.

    Strictly speaking, the US does have a free press. You can easily buy the books of David Duke, Karl Marx, Hitler, or Malcolm X. The trick is that few read books. Television and newspapers rule, and they are owned by large corporations concerned with furthering the interests of large corporations.

    Those interests are maximizing the viewership for advertising, which is where the money comes from; keeping the lid on in a country in which various groups would be at each other’s throats if demagogues were allowed to provide the spark; keeping corporations from suffering any sort of control, and furthering the political agendas of the media.

    Thus you never, ever, allow serious criticism of Israel, and you never, ever, allow an articulate Palestinian to offer his views. You do not allow any coverage of crime by blacks, which might lead to social upheaval. You do not allow distressing reportage of the wars—a little girl looking in puzzlement at her bowels hanging out thanks to shrapnel. You do not do any serious investigative reporting of corporate corruption. And so on. Keep it bland. Keep it reassuring.

    Don’t let, say, a cop talk about what really goes on, or a GI to talk about what soldiers really do in Afghanistan, and don’t let political debates touch on substance. Don’t allow, for example, unrehearsed questions: “Mr. Santorum, can you name in order the countries that border on Iran?” Oh no. One mustn’t reveal to the voters that neither they nor the candidates know what they are talking about. Better to maintain the illusion of Informed Citizens Engaging in Democracy.

    Mexicans know what kind of government they have. Americans do not.

    • GaryToo

      really good that one gv

  • Washington

    IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

    When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

    http://grassrootstexans.net/4545/July_4_1776_The_unanimous_Declaration_of_the_thirteen_united_States_of_America/

  • Mick68

    Zero credit card debt, zero debt outside a small mortgage. Vampire bankers making practically nothing off me, too bad the rest of brainwashed consumer-addicted americans weren’t the same way. Banksters would be in unemployment lines themselves if amerikans grew a brain.

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  • Richard

    I’m sorry, I just don’t get it. Yes, there are plenty of scandals about the abuse of the workforce mat Wal-Mart and I couldn’t agree more that remedial steps need to be taken.
    But Wal-Mart is just the poster-boy for the wake-up call that America needs to understand that it has no inherent “right” to expect a standard of living way above that of the rest of the world. If prices are coming down and goods are being made in other countries, this just means that the AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE is too indulgent and Americans are just too greedy. Rampant deflation needs to happen in America and if Wal-Mart leads the way, so be it.
    America needs to learn that other countries have the right to manufacture and export – not just America. America has had its turn. Now let others have a go and share some of the world’s wealth that has been the unquestioned domain of the Americans for half a century. When there is better equality between America and other countries, Wal-Mart will go out of business – there won’t be any need for it any more.
    Until then, squeal on…

    • Snowleopard

      You are correct to a point.

      Why is it economical to ship scrap metal across the Pacific to China to be shipped back as low cost merchandise designed to fall apart?

      Why do Americans buy a China item for $99 that will breakdown within two years of use (and will usually not be economic to repair), instead of a $249 American made item that will last 14 years on average and is usually repairable when it malfunctions? I am specifically thinking of air compressors, but there are hundreds of examples. Not to say that ALL Chinese stuff is junk, just that Americans on average don’t demand quality, so they don’t get it.

      The good or better made Chinese product is still priced half or less the cost of the remaining American, European or Japanese competition. One reason is Chinese government support of export businesses. The major reason is the Chinese factory worker works long hours for $1-3 per hour, no overtime pay and few benefits. In some factories the workers are basically owned. There is effectively no OSHA, EPA, FDA or Workers Comp. Just the safety, insurance, enviromental and tax cost per worker in USA is more than the total cost in China. Thus even if American workers wanted (and were allowed) to work for the equal $1-3 per hour, jobs would still not come back.

      The only industries in USA competitive with China are prison industries. I’m sure they could put Walmart out of business if expanded enough. Perhaps that is a look at USA future?

      The American standard of living wasn’t sacrificed to bring equality to the third world. It was sacrificed to shovel a greater share of the world’s wealth to the elite via their multinational corporations including Walmart. Only the higher echalons of these corporations (and the bankers/owners) have seen a significant real increase in their living standards recently.

  • joe doe

    great article. good job. I think it would have been even better if you mentioned banking elites trying to bring down the global economy and introduce the new world order, although that may be too much for one article

  • Jon

    Two movies to see, End of the road & Thrive. See them in this order.

  • Paul
  • S. Wiseman

    Every attempt I’ve made at educating the people, especially people who profess to be Christians, about the true nature of our economy and how we are being deliberately and systematically robbed of our wealth has been met with one or all of the following responses:
    1. I think you’re wrong
    2. You’re debating
    3. ** mock gesture or rolling of the eyes **
    4. My god will take care of me and my family so I don’t have to worry
    5. Why are you so negative?
    6. We’ll have to agree to disagree

    Is it ok not to care?

  • S. Wiseman

    So the government granted you the “right to vote?” To cast your vote for statist government is to vote for the continuation of human slavery. The handful of people at the top of the global economic make-work pyramid are bankers – they are the masters. Consider the slave analogy: When the master tells his slaves to cast their vote between two black foremen, who are slaves themselves, to execute rule over them, do they vote for the lesser of two evils? Either way they are still slaves playing the master’s game. By making such a choice the slaves are merely doing yet another thing that the master wants them to do. The fact that the slaves believe they have a choice is just an illusion. Therefore, the slaves never gain freedom by the mere act of voting.

  • Fred

    There’s more truth here than people will admit. For me it went like this.
    High-School 12th Grade, took GED, joined USAF, got honorable discharge, had a horrible experience trying to bring my life back into civil life, none of my skills could find a job (working on Jet Aircraft), then there were a few Civilian “Depot” jobs, I qualified, but never got hired, I watched as BRAC kicked in closing bases, that job that I didn’t get at Civilian DEPOT (SAC ALC? I forget now) disappeared with all the rest. I would have been in the middle of a home mortgage if I took that job, but I have no home, I Hit the landscaping trade, became awesome, I could shovel 20 yards of dirt on your roof by hand by myself without equipment a day. My company I worked at, went bankrupt it was dual company Pools and Landscaping, the guy that owned the company was a fraud, didn’t pay us. Took me a year to get half my money, suing would have cost more than what was owed. I then worked for a nursery, worked my way up through education and common sense, thought maybe I’ll be a certified nurseryman one day, boom embezzlement, killed the nursery OKI nursery. I tried working at Greyhound, just as the union was being dismantled. I tried to get into Journeyman IBEW whatever, that never happened, I turned to construction, damn near BUILT Folsom, Ca. If you have a home there and it isn’t in OLD folsom, I Probably worked nearby on either your home or another. Carpentry, Joice/Sheeting, Drywall, Concrete, but as each job completed, that was the end of any job. I worked for a concrete contractor for awhile, but that was going nowhere as he owed $20K + to the concrete company. I bounced around contracting without a license got into trouble with the law (living on the streets, depressed, drunk driving) I had a Dump Truck, it got towed, never saw her again. Finally no more drivers license. Oh well screw construction, I hit the computers and college, took electronics for four years, ran a bbs, learned to program, learned to fix computers — not bad but the jobs were FEW. Then the web came. from 96 to 2011 from sysad, to webmaster, from repair to virus removal, but now people mostly throw their crap away, thats kind of where I am now. Haven’t had health CARE since 25+ years back in the USAF, now suddenly I am going to have to buy it, (after I have already figured out an alternative CANNABIS) after now I have chronic pain problems in my neck, and back taxes from the scumbag business’s that screwed me over the years which I was too stupid to fight, no Drivers license cause back when I got the three DUI’s I was too stupid to fight them. With the cost of insurance for someone with a 502, I just quit driving, never bothered to get another car ever again. For the record I can drive just fine, even heavy equipment, hell I was working my way towards driving a CAT at that nursery, but I don’t drive, I took that away from these bastards.

    The problem is there was so many piddly laws that took me out along the way, I never had a chance.

    At this point, I am still tech savvy, I keep finding things like CAFR (Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports) and see how Vector Control always seems to have money for mosquito spraying, lately (I mean like RIGHT NOW) I find my City, State government websites are purposely deceiving people, TIF Scanned PDF’s, filenaming convention is random, no index, no search, no grep, no rhyme no reason, and no file 404 sometimes, from powerpoint rangers to sharepoint errors, I can’t believe they are so incompetent, but I have now come to realize it’s ON PURPOSE, things are EXACTLY the way they want it. My County and local city council LOVE ICLEI, the UN, AGENDA 21, and sustainable nonsense. They lie about the 21 billion California can’t pay, they just won’t talk about CAFR! The media I learned to run my own TV show on PUBLIC ACCESS, did the show, the websites everything all gratis, I so hate those leg crossing whores on TV but you know I learned why they are there, and I never will, I also learned that most of them couldn’t do all the stuff I did. They can’t run their own website, the TV station does it for them, these aren’t journalists, they propaganda whores, enabled by the FCC, which is in turn enabled by POTUS. I’ve learned the Left Right paradigm does in fact keep things exactly the way they want them. I watched a each amendment of the constitution being stripped away by the OATH BREAKING DHS/TSA DHS is in opposition to the Constitution, the two are mutually incompatible, one wins, the other looses, just like two opposing forces in the universe. I Look at these guys with degrees and they are a joke, now that I run my own stuff, if I ever needed such help, I wouldn’t hire them, they only know what’s in a book, ask em to write a script to fix problem XYZ and they can not deal /Flashback contracting without a license hiring help, guy who needed 12 pack of beer, Breakfast, Lunch and then sat on his shovel letting the 5 yards of gravel sit, I learned my lesson hiring people. I had to eat it, since I BID the job.

    Anyway, back to NOW.. So the constitutional republic, the idiots call democracy, is now no longer a constitutional republic (How can it be with the DHS) On the night before Jan 1st 2012 I killed off my tv show, because I fear the copyright insanity, I put DENY FROM ALL into all my .htaccess Since every website I ran, I had control of the domains, and was essentially giving everything free without EVER asking for a donation, I just shut it all off because I didn’t want to be the next one the finger get’s pointed and example be made of. It hurt a lot of the LOCAL Music Business. Bands, Labels, Venues. But hey that’s the way it is.

    The way I see it, we have oath breakers running our government. They have made it so that If we try to point it out, or stop it, we are attacked, and labeled the terrorist. So my only message to the world is this, fine, you won’t let me fix the world, you won’t let me point out the errors, you don’t listen, and you just continue the fascist state, just remember this, one of you is going to cross my path with your unconstitutional stuff one day, that may just be the day you meet your GOD.

    I ain’t wasting no more time on this I just get angrier and angrier, and I ain’t scared anymore.
    I agree with the article

    I’m out.

    • Simon

      Fred, step away from the crack pipe…..

      • Joshua

        Yeah really! Got his whole life story, what’s the point? He’s “out” of his mind?

  • Fred

    Back in just a lil more..
    When Corporate media interviews someone on the 4th of July, half don’t know why they are there, and the other half won’t talk about CAFR, DHS vs Constitution, WAR, SPYING, BANKSTERS and oath breakers.

    These are my front center issues now.
    I don’t like being called a terrorist by DHS either.

    I think it’s a small trip down a very dark alley from being called terrorist (MIAC report/DHS/FBS memos and brainwash training), to why not just behave like a terrorist (since they already call us it) and turn this thing around? But to do that, I have to close my heart, no more love, just hate, just death, burning and destruction. I lose everything including my soul. The DHS better hope they don’t push me down that dark side too far, and I do have a dark side you do not want to ever see, it’s all bets off if that comes out of me. Right now, it’s still turned off. I don’t believe I am alone in these thoughts, and the solution to disarm it, is to LEGALLY DE-ACTIVATE the Unconstitutional DHS.

    Let’s play example..
    kill one of my family, all bets off (EVEN RELIGION!!)
    If I am not in a FEMA camp, there will be nothing stopping me from revenge.

    Next..
    I got a message for the Banksters,
    Do it again, and you better RUN FOR YOUR LIVES! You don’t have my money. So it’s nothing to me, but I see a LOT of angry Americans out there.

    If there has to be monetary equilibrium via CONGRESS|Constutution|regulate the monetary system, that’s fine, but there also must be JUSTICE, and if I can’t steal a 12 pack of beer from a store without being arrested or shot at, why the hell should banksters even suck another breath? Banksters and corrupt officials who enable them are the ones who should feel nauseated, and have diarrhea evidence in their pant. NOT US. The Fed isn’t Federal and so CONGRESS is in BREECH OF THEIR OATH TO REGULATE THE MONETARY SYSTEM.. why should I write my reps again? to give them consent? I no longer write my reps, I have such contempt for them, the letter will only end up in the DHS database under TERRORIST.

    I have a message for LAW ENFORCEMENT
    If the LAW won’t obey the LAW, then soon, nobody will obey ANY LAW, nothing will matter and everything will be CHAOS.

    There is a way slowly coming to solve the problem it’s made of lead and costs 25 cents per head. I don’t want this world. I hate that officials have made, and continue to support it

    To the SOS, and election jackass’s
    My last vote ballot didn’t have my Presidential Candidate on it. I tore it up. (First year I ever did that)

    It doesn’t matter with the Electoral College end running the election, also in which the electronic vote tabulation devices are already rigged for failure. There MUST be no electronics in our elections! The count MUST be PUBLIC (not ran by OFFICIALS AND ABUSIVE LAW ENFORCEMENT) and visual by the HUMAN EYE with in a 100% unbroken chain of custody , the poll watchers must have more power to intervene if something is going south–eg fraud because the re-counts which MATTER, NEVER HAPPEN. Poll watchers (citizen volunteers) must not be tossed in jail by corrupt local sheriff, maybe poll watchers should have a GUN? and the sheriff be subservient to the POLL WATCHER not the piece of crap corrupt elections officials–just trust us.

    They’re control our water (water meter), electricity (smart meter), communications (multi spectrum spy), food, homes, streets, skies, wallets, health, they lie to us about Fukushima, at the same time tell us to be scared of a mushroom cloud.

    Folks WE ALREADY GOT HIT BY A DIRTY BOMB, FUKUSHIMA! I know, I went out and bought a Geiger Counter and tested myself.
    Back to that Corporate Media thing… Well who should have told us? hmmm? The Weatherman should have told us. They do the Agenda 21’s no burn days, the pollen counts, pollution indexes, bla bla bla, NO Radiation counts. You going to tell me they don’t know how to use and can’t afford a Geiger Counter?! Forget the EPA, they are corrupt by the UN.

    It helps to get this off my chest.
    I don’t think many will read it.
    But I tried. Have as nice of day as you can

    Back out..

    • Simon

      Fred, if you deal meth then you should know it’s never a good idea to consume your “product”.

  • http://www.sh1ny.com Paul Blumenthal

    Current system is fascism. That’s true. But true free market economy always finishes as fascism (corporationism). That’s something that you guys don’t see. Let me give you an example:

    It is 1998. Nobody heard of web search, right? I don’t think that the term was even defined. So, obviously as nobody knew what it was, there was no Government regulation or intervention in the web search market, right? So, we have 1998 and we have 2 guys in a Garage creating Google. And thanks to the lack of regulation and lack of the Government intervention Google works out beautifully. So far so good. We have 100% pure beautiful capitalism for Google. Everybody happy. Capitalism at its finest. Now comes the part that is explained by Marx and you guys simply don’t grasp: In the year of 2010 Google sponsors a bill to regulate the market economy so its position as a monopoly for web search is secured by the law. That’s the fact bill like this has been developed by Google. Now Google bribes (aka ‘lobbies’) the House/Senate/etc and gets what it wants: if you use Google connections goes through fat and fast Internet connection. If you use something else, no matter how many times better, the law says that slower connections must be used. That’s exactly right. That’s fascism: laws created by corporations to secure their monopolistic positions at the same time empowering Government more as now it needs to eavesdrop only Google’s traffic. Everybody wins. Except for constituency that is. Fascism. In other words once those corporations grow big enough thanks to the lack of regulation and free markets THEY will regulate instead of the Government (democratically elected Government I should add).

    And I know what will you say: “Ahh.. it’s still because of the GOvernment because the Government enables this. Because the GOvernment allows bribing and lobbying to happen”.
    Well, this argument is aking to communists argumentation that communism would work great if just people could understand that they ought to be equal and not want more than their neighbor. It is the same stupid logic: oh capitalism would work great only if these stupid people would understand not to take bribes, lobby and have no special interests. It is utopia my friends. Politicians will always accept fact checks from corporations. This way corporations ultimately destroy capitalism that created them and replace it with corporationism known also as fascism. That’s the path that not only Google took, but also banks in the past – hence FED was created to secure their interests in 1917. Big Pharma, hence MedicAid and Medicare were created. And military complex hence all the wars.

    You see capitalism is self-destructing. So go there and read Marx before dismissing him as an idiot.

    Paul Blumenthal,
    http://www.sh1ny.com Founder.

    • Snowleopard

      Power corrupts, and the corrupt seek power. Psycopaths also seek power, and are usually corrupt. Thus the corruption of a system is eventually proportional to how much power it can generate, and those running it are eventually corrupt, are psychopaths or both.

      The only solution is to create a system that inherently resists growth, and all units are limited in size and scope. That cannot be done now, but perhaps the wisdom of doing so will be evident after the growing bemouth self destructs.

      Some ideas(some would say dreams):

      If corporations are going to be persons, they need to be held to the laws and limits of persons. For one, they cannot buy and sell other persons. For another, they have a limited lifespan: maybe the average human lifespan as of the date and in country of founding. For a third, when corporations commit and are convicted of felonies they must be liquidated and any officer of a corporation so liquidated prohibited from corporate office holding for life. For fourth, they may only have one or two citizenships and may be present in not more than four countries.

      Countries should be limited by population size. Countries that would not subdivide when the limit was reached could not participate in world commerce.

      For example:

      The United States (or Russia, China, India) could become a federation of forty to sixty countries with some binding treaties, trade agreements, and defense pacts. Some states could merge, but California would have to be at least two countries etc. The president could be a president of a member country selected such that each president must vote publically for one other then himself for one year term. No repeat terms and the country whose president was picked ineligible afterwards for five years. Federations would be limited in size also.

      The currently powerfull would oppose this, and bringing it about is hugely problematic, since it must be done by mutual consent to work without some uber government. Much more would need to be worked out. All corporate and government leaders would have to pass a psychopath screening. A non parisitic financial system would need to be established.

      Human nature being what it is, some psychopaths and corrupt would still get to power sometimes. So all positions of power need built in automatic limits, limits on how long they may be held, and on how much authority they hold. The idea being to make leadership back into service.

      Real work would have to be done to create such a world system. I have just touched on a few points. For this to work the entire world would have to agree to the framework and then disband the body that agreed!

  • Tony

    Damn Fred,
    That was one hell of a rant!!!
    Sad thing is, I can’t find much there to disagree about.

  • Matthew
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    GSA WRC 2010 – Full Video Published on Apr 6, 2012
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  • Kurt

    Why worry? If I understood this robbery correctly, so its soooo easy to solve… “They” stole from you and made profits for sooo long.. sooo? everybody knows who the owners of the FED are … just get them and put them in JAIL , confiscate all the money and give it back to the REAL owners… problem solved.

    • Paul

      The boss of Barclay Bank in the UK first resigned because of the recent scandal, now he is claiming “his” £25million severance pay. And according to the current law he is likely to get it.

      He might get a fine of £500 for not doing his job correctly, if at all.

      You can’t put someone in jail, if there is no law for it.

    • Joshua

      Slaves get their masters to put themselves in prison? Then take all their wealth and distribute it fairly? Soooo easy? Problem solved? Since when is a rebellion against the USA soooo easy? You would lead us? The few who can see, and care?

  • nepenthean

    Search ‘Optional Form 90 and 91′ and Clerks Praxis to learn how much of a slave you really are.

  • Matthew

    From Wikipedia:

    “In his book Wedge – The Secret War between the FBI and CIA (Knopf, 1994), Mark Riebling stated that of 194 predictions made in New Lies For Old, 139 had been fulfilled by 1993″

    “In 1984, Golitsyn published the book New Lies For Old, wherein he predicted the collapse of the communist bloc orchestrated from above. He warned about a long-term deception strategy designed to lull the West into a false sense of security, and finally economically cripple and diplomatically isolate the United States. ”

    Anatoliy Golitsyn
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anatoliy_Golitsyn

  • http://www.TrumpetCallofGodonline.com Toma Joel

    Thus says The Lord: Who are all these before Me?! What people is this who have despised Me, these who walk proudly, hating Me and My Word?!…

    Ignorant and sinful people!…

    You have become as false gods in My eyes!… Detestable idols!

    Each one of you, from the least to the greatest, have turned from Me,
    To worship your idols and corrupted images!…

    YOU WORSHIP YOURSELVES!

    Yes, you uphold every false image and detestable doctrine, with which you spit in My face! You flee all accountability, and rest comfortably in your sin, bearing a multitude of bitter fruit in unrighteousness… LAWLESS PEOPLE!… You have despised Me and My Law! Therefore, around your necks shall it be strewn, and you shall bear its weight!… Every jot and every tittle!… Says The Mighty One, The God of Jacob!

    HERE I AM!… The God of ALL!…

    The God of recompense and judgment!

    My peoples, hear the Word of The Living God!… All peoples of the earth, hear the voice of your maker: You have all entered in!… The Day is here, and you have entered in!… THE DAY OF THE LORD!

    Therefore, bow down heavily…

    Fall on your faces, and wail loudly!… CRY OUT!…

    Die to yourselves, and grab hold of The Holy One of Israel,
    And pray that you are counted worthy to escape!

    I lie not!… YOU HAVE ENTERED IN!

    Lo, did I not say to you that your knowledge was useless, and all your thoughts and imaginings were in vain?… For I am The Lord, and I do according to the counsel of My own will.
    For the scholars cry, “FALSE!”, and the Christians plot in vain against My messengers… And the people of Israel walk proudly, exalting themselves by their own knowledge, though they remain ignorant, for the Truth is still hidden from their eyes.
    My own sheep stumble! The whole world falls down and is broken!… When, O peoples, will you cast yourselves down? When will you be humbled? When will you forsake your knowledge and be free?!… I AM THE LORD! EVEN I AM HE! There is no knowledge apart from Me, and there can be no understanding, save it was given you by Mashiach… HE is your Master!

    Have you not felt these pangs, O earth?!
    Have you not recoiled in pain, O heavens?!
    Has not fear grabbed hold of you, O mighty nations?!…

    BLIND AND HARD PEOPLES, REPENT!

    I am calling all peoples to repent and to turn! My face is turned against you! My shoulders are set! My hand is stretched forward!… WOE! WOE! WOE! TO THOSE WHO DWELL UPON THE EARTH! The fire is kindled!… All flesh shall burn!
    I shall strike the animals, and they shall rage against you! I shall strike the waters, and they shall rise up against you! From bitterness to the raging of the seas, the waters shall oppress you!… Death shall increase quickly!
    I shall strike the mountains, and they shall speak and bring forth a great noise! They shall consume you and bury your cities! I shall strike the heavens, and it shall rain down fire and flooding rain, with a great multitude of hail!
    Lo, even the detestable birds who dwell there shall descend upon you, and torment you seven days! I shall strike the core of the earth, and it shall be shaken! And all manner of plagues shall ascend upon you from beneath!…

    For I am The Lord who reigns!…

    He who laid the foundations!…

    He who formed it and causes to be!…

    Behold, I am also He, who shall bring forth a swift end!

    For the whole earth is but a footstool beneath My feet!… A rock in My hand, made of limestone!… Easily broken!
    A great war has broken forth! The battle is waged! Yet The Lord’s hand is not at all weakened… Behold, My strength is increased, and My wrath overflows My cup!… I AM COMING DOWN!
    I shall rob, and I shall pillage, and I shall surely take My spoil! I shall oppress the oppressors and conquer the land! I shall kill the generals, and slaughter the captains, and tear all mighty men to pieces!… FOR STRONG IS THE LORD!

    http://www.TrumpetCallofGodonline.com – Hear the WORD of the LORD!

    • TRUTH

      You’re such an egotistical sadist and a pitifully flawed creator! How dare you make more demands!? Are you willing but not able to stop evil? Then you are not omnipotent! Are you able but not willing? Then you are a sadist! Are you willing and able? Then there could be no evil! Are you neither willing or able? Then you are beneath me and should shut your piehole you arrogant jackass!

  • Oh Bratinia

    Most debt in this country IS taken out voluntarily, but the problem is when the government comes in and starts to guarantee the debt. That is, if the borrower doesn’t pay, then then government will make the lender whole with taxpayer money. That causes lenders to throw caution to the wind, lending stupid amounts of money for things that aren’t worth it. Consequently, the price of the underlying product is allowed to go through the roof (since everyone is paying with someone else’s money).

    Student loans are today’s worst example of this phenomenon. If the lenders of student debt had to worry about default, then they would not give out $100,000 to people who want a degree in English. The cost of education would be kept in check by supply and demand.

    The government has absolutely no business guaranteeing private loans of any kind.

  • David

    We’re not just debtor slaves, we’re also corporate slaves. Think about it. All through your school years you’re faced with the propaganda, go to college and get a degree then work for someone. Never once are you encouraged to start your own business.

    Even if you do want to start your own business you may be faced with many different regulations both federal and city that will make the cost of doing business higher. For those who can’t get the proper financing (in which case the business becomes a debt slave) it’s easier for that person to go back to working for a big corporate giant for less than he/she could potentially make on their own.

    In a way, it’s serfdom all over again. The big corporate giants are the landowners and gatekeepers growing ever richer while we work for them, increasing their wealth through the efforts of our labor. They pay us enough money to survive but never really get ahead without any considerable effort to do so. If anyone does try to branch out and start their own business, a big corporate giant may come and do everything they can to squash it. Look at how WalMart actively works to kill local industry to reign supreme. To hide the fact of corporate slavery we’re given a choice to work for many different companies within an industry to give us a semblance of “freedom” because the best slave doesn’t even realize that he/she is a slave.

    • S. Wiseman

      Yes, David, everything you say is true. Like the Israelites in ancient Egypt we have sold ourselves back into bondage. Unlike the Israelites we seem to enjoy soliciting handouts from Pharaoh and our tax burden is more than the 20 percent they endured! Nor do we cry out to be delivered from bondage! The employer/employee relationship is nothing more than a clever modern day master/slave relationship. Those who have eyes to see know the truth.

  • maby

    I am a very positive person but the facts in this website are doubt free will are in trouble already and most people dont know.

  • The truth

    All people are slave of the system.

    If that is true, then there is a key for freedom.

    GET RICH, FAST.

    • Independent Tom

      Being rich doesn’t free you, it only makes your slavery easier to accept. If you are participating in the modern economy, you are a slave to it.

  • Independent Tom

    Unless you are totally self sufficient and economically insulated from the bank-based economy, then you are a slave to the system… which means, unless you are a farmer who never goes to the store and lives in an 18th or 19th century setting, you are a slave to the system.

  • Joshua

    I was born into their system. If I do not obey, I will be jailed and or killed. That is slavery.

    Can I go build myself a house and farm some land? No, they say they own everything, and I have to pay them for the right to have food and shelter. Can I afford that? No. My wages for all my hard work are not enough even to pay for rent or health care. I work so hard, others do not and have so much. I have so little. I have no hope of being secure and comfortable. I cannot even survive. To them, I am just a slave.

  • Ryan Mason

    I find your story interesting but not completely right. Through mere observation, I have found that we are all slaves, not one of us isn’t, From the rich to the poor. The enslavor is the system or in better terms, money. If there were no currency there would be no slavery. People falsely believe that they are better off with lots of money. But let that money disappear and watch them loose their will to live. Money, currency of every kind is the enemy, the enslavor. We are all mice in a maze looking for more cheese instead of trying to make a correct system. A System without money with only love is the only way people will see why they are here. Nuff said

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