by Shorty Dawkins
Michael Snyder, over at The American Dream has an article titled, Why?To my mind, he asks some very far-reaching and important questions; questions we need to ask ourselves. Before we think about where we are headed, we need to consider where we have been, and where we are, as a people.
Here is the beginning of the article. I will comment on this part of it later.
(Quote)Why does it seem like America is getting crazier with each passing year? It has become glaringly apparent that very deep corruption has taken root in our society from the lowest levels of society all the way up to the highest levels of society.
In fact, some of the worst behavior of all is being exhibited by those that are supposed to be “examples” for our young people – politicians, bankers, lawyers, CEOs, etc. As we enter 2013, the American people are greedy, selfish, boastful, proud, arrogant, disrespectful, ungrateful, materialistic, unforgiving, without self-control and they are completely and totally addicted to entertainment.
They believe that America will always be “the greatest nation on earth” just because of who we are, and they believe that the rest of the world should look up to us as a bright, shining example of everything that is good in the world. Meanwhile, we lead the world in a large number of negative categories and our society is decaying right in front of our eyes.
It reminds me of what happened during the waning days of the Roman Empire. The Romans just assumed that Rome would always be dominant forever, and they became extremely complacent and extraordinarily decadent. We all know how that turned out, and at this point things are not looking good for America either.
So where do we go from here?(end quote)
Before we look forward, let’s look back.
The United States was founded as a Constitutional Republic, following the American Revolution and a brief period under the Articles of Confederation. The Constitution was designed to delineate the powers of the new Federal Government, reserving those powers not delegated to the Central Government to the States and the People. Benjamin Franklin, when leaving the Constitutional Convention, where the Constitution was drafted, was asked by a women, “What kind of Government have you given us, Mr. Franklin?”. He is said to have responded, “A Republic, if you can keep it.”
A Republic, if you can keep it. Franklin’s response is very telling. It let the woman know the future of the Republic was in the hands of the People. It’s survival depended on them.
I also find her question very telling. She asks what kind of government have they given us? Given us? Were the people of Philadelphia so accepting of the results of this Convention, as to ask what they have given to the People? She didn’t ask, “What form of Government are you proposing?” She asked what type was given. But that’s another subject for another time.
In the very first Congress, two differing forces emerged; those who favored a strong Central Government, and those who favored a weak one. Central Banking was one of the issues to be decided upon. What happened?
“After an aborted attempt to establish a central bank in the 1780s, the First Bank of the United States was established in 1791. Alexander Hamilton (who had close ties to the Rothschild banking family) cut a deal under which he would support the move of the nation’s capital to Washington D.C. in exchange for southern support for the establishment of a central bank.” (From another article at The American Dream.)
Take note of Hamilton’s ties to the Rothschild banking family. The Rothschilds figure prominently in US history.
“In the first five years of the First Bank of the United States, the U.S. government borrowed 8.2 million dollars and prices rose by 72 percent”. – (From a American Dream article.) Keep in mind that the US Treasury has it in their power to issue the currency of the US at no interest. The United States doesn’t have to borrow the money it spends, it can create it itself, just as the Federal Reserve does today, except the Federal Reserve charges the US interest on money it creates out of thin air. The deceit amazes me. Why borrow money some other entity creates out of thin air, when you can create it yourself, at no interest, and spend it into existence rather than lending it into existence?
In 1798, Thomas Jefferson said: “I wish it were possible to obtain a single amendment to our Constitution – taking from the federal government their power of borrowing.”
In 1811, the twenty year charter of the First Bank of the United States was not renewed. This resulted in a threat from Nathan Mayer Rothschild against the US Government:
“Either the application for renewal of the charter is granted, or the United States will find itself involved in a most disastrous war.”
Strangely enough, War broke out between England and the United States in 1812. This was the War of 1812. Coincidence? I doubt it. Nathan Rothschild controlled the Bank of England. By controlling the Bank of England, he, in essence, controlled England, as he controlled the British Pound Sterling. Nathan’s father, Mayer Rothschild, has this quote attributed to him:
Give me control of a Nation’s money supply, and I care not who makes its laws.
Money and power is the result of Private Central Banking. It is the money that gives the Central Bankers power over Governments. Mayer Amschel Rothschild, the founder of the Rothschild dynasty definitely understood it.
The War of 1812 ended with the Treaty of Ghent, in 1815. In 1816 the Second Bank of the United States was given a 20 year charter. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. This is the Bank Andrew Jackson promised to end during his campaign for re-election in 1836. He was successful in ending the Second Bank of the United States, but not without an assassination attempt was made on his life. Miraculously, both pistols the assassin attempted to shoot him with, at point blank range, misfired.
Let me now give you a quote from Otto von Bismark, the Chancellor of Germany, in 1876:
“The division of the United States into federations of equal force was decided long before the Civil War by the high financial powers of Europe. These bankers were afraid that the US, if they remained as one block, and as one nation, would attain economic and financial independence, which would upset their financial domination over the world.”
In 1861, the Civil War began. Lincoln, needing money to finance the war effort, went, with his Secretary of the Treasury to the Banks in New York. They offered loans for 24% to 36%. Lincoln declined the offer. An old friend of Lincoln’s, Colonel Dick Taylor of Chicago was put in charge of solving the problem of how to finance the war. His solution is recorded as this. “Just get Congress to pass a bill authorizing the printing of full legal tender treasury notes… and pay your soldiers with them and go ahead and win your war with them also.”
Lincoln said: “The government should create, issue and circulate all the currency and credit needed to satisfy the spending power of the government and the buying power of consumers….. The privilege of creating and issuing money is not only the supreme prerogative of Government, but it is the Government’s greatest creative opportunity. By the adoption of these principles, the long-felt want for a uniform medium will be satisfied. The taxpayers will be saved immense sums of interest, discounts and exchanges. The financing of all public enterprises, the maintenance of stable government and ordered progress, and the conduct of the Treasury will become matters of practical administration. The people can and will be furnished with a currency as safe as their own government. Money will cease to be the master and become the servant of humanity. Democracy will rise superior to the money power.”
A quote from the London Times, 1865: “If this mischievous financial policy, which has its origin in North America, shall become endurated down to a fixture, then that Government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off debts and be without debt. It will have all the money necessary to carry on its commerce. It will become prosperous without precedent in the history of the world. The brains, and wealth of all countries will go to North America. That country must be destroyed or it will destroy every monarchy on the globe.”
Next, there is this from John Kenneth Galbraith: Lincoln needed just a bit more money to win the war, and seeing him in this vulnerable state, and knowing that the president could not get the congressional authority to issue more greenbacks, the money changers proposed the passing of the National Bank Act. The act went through. From this point on the entire US money supply would be created out of debt by bankers buying US government bonds and issuing them from reserves for bank notes. The greenbacks continued to be in circulation until 1994, their numbers were not increased but in fact decreased. “In numerous years following the war, the Federal Government ran a heavy surplus. It could not (however) pay off its debt, retire its securities, because to do so meant there would be no bonds to back the national bank notes. To pay off the debt was to destroy the money supply.”
Since 1864, our money supply has been based on debt. Even before the creation of the Federal Reserve System this has been so. The Federal Reserve System merely placed the power to create money out of thin air in one authority. Every dollar in your pocket, and in mine, is an interest bearing note. Our taxes pay the interest. Or we pay through inflation. Either way, we pay. Why? It is not necessary!
The short periods of time we were without debt based money, it was the bankers and other powerful interests, using their granted power of fractional reserve banking that created speculative bubbles and crashes. Some of those crashes were designed to create a perceived desire for Central Banking.
As I see it, it is the combination of Private Central Banking, with the power to create money out of thin air and loan it out, either to governments or to banks, at interest, coupled with the fraud that is fractional reserve banking that has been one of the causes of the downfall of America. It was planned this way. It continues. There are other causes, but these remain at the top of my list.
In future articles I will discuss the Bank of International Settlements and its roll in recent downfall of Ghaddafi in Libya and the Iran question. It is also at the root of the North Korean problem.
I will also discuss the destruction of our schools and the creation of a Nation of addicted zombies, chemically, emotionally and spiritually.
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