Would Ending Private Control Of Money Creation Improve Everything?

Posted on December 3, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

aaa-14Alphabet According to Ken O’Keefe and a growing number of men and women around the Earth, the answer is yes. Mr. O’Keefe, at The 2nd International Conference of Independent Thinkers in Tehran a few weeks ago, said that taking the massive power held now in the United States, Europe and many other nations by a very small number of private, extremely wealthy individuals and transferring that power to the people in the form of a monetary public utility would change everything on Earth – for the better – in a day.

The United States government issues 3% of the money supply in the form of coins. The remaining 97%, in the form of paper currency, becomes created by private interests through the Federal Reserve system and privately owned banks – out of thin air, by typing some numbers into a computer screen. Quite simply, such a profoundly large power in the control of a very small number of ultra-wealthy global élite must end before there is any chance whatsoever to successfully defeat centuries-old problems faced by humanity like starvation, wars, homelessness, disease, environmental degradation, wealth inequality, species extinction and more.

In a recent post we shared a video of British MP Michael Meacher speaking during a historic debate on just this issue – monetary reform – inside the British Parliament, including pro-monetary reform speeches made by both conservative and liberal MPs. Just as governments in Sweden, Britain, Ireland, Spain – and now France – have made strong statements recognizing a Palestinian state recently, the world is evolving in such an accelerated manner that monetary reform will soon become just as publicized as the people of the world rapidly grow in awareness of what is really happening, and take the actions which lead to corrections of unjust, immoral, extremely harmful events and conditions.

Let us be thankful that the world’s people are acting to finally correct the decades-long injustice experienced by the Palestinian people. Give thanks as well that men and women in every nation and region are finally acting to correct the way money has historically become created – at least since 1913 and establishment of the Federal Reserve banking system in the United States – under private control, which has been a massive societal failure responsible for the tragic cycles of global economic booms and busts – and every war.

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(Thank you to Ken O’Keefe at YouTube)

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New Federal Reserve Film Shouts: “Global Monetary Reform Game On.”

Posted on July 8, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

“If you have money, do not lend at interest, but give to him from whom you will not receive it back.”

The Gospel of Thomas

ocean55Is it possible that investigative journalist James Corbett’s new documentary “Century of Enslavement: The History of the Federal Reserve” is the snowflake which starts the avalanche of major international monetary reform? Intuition says yes it is, and the world will very soon begin to experience good changes of historic proportions.

A great deal of credit goes to Mr. Corbett for producing a film that accomplishes an excellent job of informing the layperson – those who have no awareness/knowledge about the Federal Reserve and its history – on the tremendous power of private central banks to control the quantity of money in a large part of the world. He goes even further back in history than 1913 when the Federal Reserve Act signed by President Woodrow Wilson established “The Fed”, allowing viewers a very accurate context of how money becomes created, controlled, and – in the case of private owners/stockholders of the Fed over the last 100 years – accumulated in massive amounts.

Some men and women reading this will have already done a good amount of research on the privately owned Federal Reserve, so viewing “Century of Enslavement” may seem a little redundant. On the other hand, because the subject is so utterly consequential to major human events like war and peace, world economics, international relations, and essentially the state of the world for future generations, it’s never a mistake to absorb more knowledge about this part of shared reality.

For those who have done little or no research into the history and workings of privately owned central banking systems like the Federal Reserve, James Corbett has done a highly commendable job of combining the very straightforward and easily understood film, access to the transcript including hyperlinks to important sources for further (and very highly recommended) study, a printable document suitable for spreading the word about much-needed monetary reform in 2014, and puts it all within easy reach on his website (at the end of this writing).

In simple terms, just as there are different sizes of societies from small town, medium-sized cities, large cities and metropolises, there are small hometown banks, medium-sized, large, and too-big-to-fail banks. In small towns or lands where few people live, the bankers are typically those who have accumulated the most money in that part of the Earth. As  population density increases so does the accumulated wealth of individuals and families who own bank stocks. So one will find millionaire bankers in rural/small town lands, multi-millionaires in lands where higher populations live, and so on.

When the analysis comes to the world’s largest privately owned central banks like the Federal Reserve, the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, European Central Bank, the ones in every nation which has a private central bank, and Bank for International Settlements (the world’s central bank of private central banks), then we are talking about owners/stockholders who are the wealthiest people on the planet.

Billionaires, multi-billionaires, and possibly – as some people claim in the case of the Rothschild banking uber-dynasty – trillionaires. It can be reasonably argued that the record wealth inequality in the world recently reported by Oxfam International, which pointed out that 85 people have as much wealth as 3,500,000,000 (3.5 billion) fellow Earth residents,  can be directly  attributed to the continued existence of private central banks. 

When Woodrow Wilson signed the Federal Reserve Act into law establishing the Fed system, he actually turned over the money power to private bankers, a power that constitutionally belongs to the American people through their elected government. If one could imagine Barack Obama signing off on a law which gave control of the Department of Energy to a private oil/gas cartel, or control of the Department of Health and Human Services to a cartel of for-profit health care and pharmaceutical corporations, or control of the Department of Interior to mining companies and large landowners/farmers/ranchers, or control of the Department of Defense to a cartel of corporations whose businesses are heavily involved in the military-industrial complex, weapons, planes, tanks, etc., then one has an idea what the true situation of the Federal Reserve is.

There are those who will say, given the tremendous amount of money in politics spent on campaigns and lobbyists, that the just mentioned imaginary examples are already the case in reality even though the president hasn’t signed the laws as Woodrow Wilson did in 1913. In each example of imagined legislation giving private corporations control of government agencies, the corporation-installed managers would speak to the American people about the agency’s “mandates” along the lines of the Federal Reserve’s: “stable prices, full employment, stable economy”, then go about the business of maximizing profits, completely at odds with the honorable-sounding “mandates” – empty words.

There were a few moments in the documentary which stood out. While, as mentioned, the film deserves the highest marks for its no-nonsense, to-the-point, in-your-face truth quality, the words of Ben Bernanke seemed particularly revealing.

In one segment of the film Mr. Bernanke is sitting before Congress when asked about an audit by the General Accounting Office (GAO) of the Federal Reserve.

Representative John Duncan asks Fed Chairman Bernanke if he thought it (audit of the Fed by GAO): “..would cause problems for the Fed or for the economy if that legislation was to pass?”

Mr. Bernanke responded:

“My concern about the legislation is that if the GAO is auditing not only the operational aspects of our programs and the details of the programs, but is making judgment decisions about our policy decisions, that would effectively be a takeover of monetary policy by the Congress, a repudiation of the independence of the Federal Reserve, which would be highly destructive to the stability of the Fed, of the financial system, the dollar, and our national economic system.”

Unfortunately, Representative Duncan and the others on that Congressional committee decided not to ask Mr. Bernanke to elaborate on that statement. For example, Mr. Duncan could have asked Mr. Bernanke to explain how he arrived at thinking… “an audit, routinely conducted on both government agencies and private corporations all the time without any ‘destruction’, would result in highly destructive consequences?” In Mr. Bernanke’s mind, he sees an audit just as a criminal, cooking-the-books corporate CEO sees an audit. The question here is how did “(GAO) making judgment decisions about our policy decisions” arrive in Mr. Bernanke’s response to Mr. Duncan.

“(GAO) making judgment decisions about our policy decisions”, if the Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke has taken action using his best judgment regarding policy, should never have entered Mr. Bernanke’s mind to the point where he would state before Congress the GAO’s possible critique of those actions. In other words, Mr. Bernanke’s response is an extreme example of irrational over-reaction to the proposed audit, suggesting strongly that Bernanke in his heart knows an audit will reveal transactions of a very scandalous nature.

Bernanke’s response can be seen as an effort to shield from the public how a private banking cartel consisting of owners who are the wealthiest family dynasties on Earth have conducted a secret scam for over 100 years.

In another scene Senator Bernie Sanders confronts Ben Bernanke on bailouts directed to banks that lost big on highly speculative gambling bets.

“Senator (Sanders), you raise an important point, which is that, uh, this is not something the Federal Reserve created. This is in the statute that Congress and the Federal Reserve Act said this is the governance of the Federal Reserve, and more specifically that bankers would be on the board.”

Sanders: “..six out of nine in the regional banks are coming from the banking industry?”

Bernanke: “That is correct. And that is in the law. I’ll answer your question. The answer to your question is that Congress set this up, I think we’ve made it something useful and valuable, we do get information from it, but if Congress wants to change it, you know of course we’ll work with you to find alternatives.”

Later in the documentary, the screen fills with a quote from “Tragedy and Hope” by Professor Carroll Quigley:

“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 feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent meetings and conferences.”

Part 1 of the film deals with the history of the Federal Reserve, Part 2: The Scam describes fractional reserve banking, and Part 3: End the Fed delves into reasons for radical change and some possible alternatives. Of the three alternatives – public banking, bitcoin/digital currencies, and local currencies – public banking based on the blueprint legislation during the times of Presidents Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln, as well as the Bank of North Dakota in operation today, offers the soundest option.

James Corbett should rightly be proud of his documentary “Century of Enslavement.” His personal story of early years in Canada and becoming involved in internet/alternative news serves as a fine example of what men and women can do with determined effort to speak truth and keeping the faith that a new and better world is possible. Here in baseball’s mid-season, Mr. Corbett has smashed a “grand slam.”

The film needs to go viral, deserves to go viral, will go viral, and without any doubt will begin a worldwide discussion with positive consequences the likes of which have not been experienced by humanity in many generations. The cat is out of the bag, the horses have left the starting gate, the fat lady is singing. and the game is officially on.

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For more information please visit corbettreport.com/federalreserve

Rothschild World.

Posted April 20, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

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Cursed he be above all others

Who’s enslaved by the love of money.

Money takes the place of brothers,

Money takes the place of parents,

Money brings us war and slaughter.

– Anacreon (568-478 B.C.) Greek lyric poet

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“No more deadly curse has ever been given by nature to man than carnal pleasure. There is no criminal prupose and no evil deed which the lust for pleasure will not drive man to undertake.”

– Archytas of Tarentum (400-350 B.C.) Pythagorean mathematician, philosopher

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“The ways to enrich are many, and most of them foul.”

“Above all things, good policy is to be used that the treasure and monies in a state be not gathered into few hands… And money is like muck, not good except it be spread.”

– Francis Bacon (1521-1626) English essayist, philosopher

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“The three most important things a man has are, briefly, his private parts, his money, and his religious opinions.”

– Samuel Butler (1835-1902) English writer

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“They say that knowledge is power. I used to think so, but now I know that they mean money.”

– Lord Byron (1788-1824) English poet

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“A power has risen up in the government greater than the people themselves, consisting of many, and various, and powerful interests, combining into one mass, and held together by the cohesive power of the vast surplus in the banks.”

– John C. Calhoun (1782-1850) American statesman

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“Aristocracy of Feudal Parchment has passed away with a mighty rushing; and now, by a natural course, we arrive at the Aristocracy of the Moneybag… the basest yet known.”

– Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) Scottish historian, sociological writer

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“All things obeyen to moneye.”

– Geoffrey Chaucer (1340-1400) The Father of English Poetry

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“He is bound by his vast wealth… his money owns him rather than he owns it.”

– St. Cyprian (200-beheaded 258) Bishop of Carthage

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“Love of money is the mother of all evils.”

– Diogenes “the Cynic” (400-325 B.C.) Greek philosopher

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“All things obey money.”

– Desiderius Erasmus (1465-1536) Dutch scholar, theologian

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“The pleasures of the rich are bought with the tears of the poor.”

– Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English cleric

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“People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage.”

“Wealth is the relentless enemy of understanding.”

– John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-    ) Canadian-born American economist

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“In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. The source of better ideas is wisdom. The surest path to wisdom is a liberal education.”

– Alfred Whitney Griswold (1904-    ) Dean, Harvard Medical School

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“The mischief springs from the power which the moneyed interest derives from a paper currency which they are able to control, from the multitude of corporations with exclusive privileges which they have succeeded in obtaining… and unless you become more watchful in your States and check this spirit of monopoly and thirst for exclusive privileges you will in the end find that the most important powers of Government have been given or bartered away, and the control of your dearest interests have been passed into the hands of these corporations.”

– Andrew Jackson (1768-1845) 7th President of the United States  Farewell Address, March 4, 1837

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“The love of money grows as the money itself grows.”

– Juvenal (60-140 A.D.) Roman rhetorician, satirical poet

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“Men have always looked before and after, and rebelled against the existing order. But for their divine discontent men would not have been men, and there would have been no progress in human affairs.”

– Kabir (1400-1499) Hindu philosopher, reformer

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“Freedom of the press, freedoms of association, the inviolability of domicile, and all the rest of the rights of man are respected so long as no one tries to use them against the privileged class. On the day they are launched against the privileged they are thrown overboard.”

– Prince Peter Kropotkin (1842-1921) Russian geographer, philosophical Anarchist

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“Character is money; and according as a man earns or spends the money, money in turn becomes character. As money is the most evident power in the world’s uses, so the use that he makes of money is often all that the world knows about a man.”

– Edward George Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873) British literary patron, writer

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“Although fraud in all other actions be odious, yet in matters of war it is laudable and glorious, and he who overcomes his enemies by stratagem is as much to be praised as he who overcomes them by force.”

“For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities and are often more influenced by the things that seem than be those that are.”

“How perilous it is to free a people who prefer slavery.”

“You do not know the unfathomable cowardice of humanity… servile in the face of force, pitiless in the face of weakness, implacable before blunders, indulgent before crimes… and patient to the point of martyrdom before all the violence of bold despotism.”

– Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) Italian statesman

(“I affirm that the doctrine of Machiavelli is more alive today than it was four hundred years ago.” – Mussolini, 1924)

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“Money, it has been said, is the cause of good things to a good man and of evil things to a bad man.”

– Philo (20 B.C.-45 A.D.) Alexandrian Jewish philosopher

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“By equality, we should understand, not that the degrees of power and riches are to be absolutely identical for everybody; but that power shall never be so strong as to be capable of violence and shall always be exercised by virtue of rank and law; and that, in respect to riches, no citizen shall ever be wealthy enough to buy another, and none poor enough to be forced to sell himself.”

– Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) Swiss-born French philosopher

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“The Liars” (1919)

A liar lies to the nations.

A liar lies to the people.

A liar takes the blood of the people

And drinks this blood with a laugh and a lie.

– Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) American poet

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“Don Juan: Beauty, purity, respectability, religion, morality, art, patriotism, bravery and the rest are nothing but words which I or anyone else can turn inside out like a glove… They are mere words, useful for duping barbarians into adopting civilization, or the civilized poor into submitting to be robbed and enslaved. This is the family secret of the governing caste.”

– George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish dramatist

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“Are you not ashamed of heaping up in the greatest amount of money and honor and reputation, and caring so little about wisdom and truth and the greatest improvement of the soul, which you never regard or heed at all?”

“… I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live.”

– Socrates (470-399 B.C.) Greek stonemason, general, philosopher

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Of all the foul growths current in the world,

The worst is money. Money drives men from home,

Plunders proud cities, and perverts honest minds

to shameful practice, godlessness and crime.

– Sophocles (496-406 B.C.) Greek tragic poet

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“As one makes war with the blood of others, so one makes a fortune with the money of others.”

– Andre Suares (1868-1948) French writer

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“How unjust it is, that they who have but little should be always adding something to the wealth of the rich.”

– Terence (190-159 B.C.) Latin playwright

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“Money is a new form of slavery, and distinguished from the old simply by the fact that it is impersonal, that there is no human relation between master and slave.”

– Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) Russian writer

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“In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens and to give it to the other.”

– Voltaire (1694-1778) French philosopher

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“The great monopoly in this country is the money monopoly. So long as it exists, our old variety of freedom and individual energy of development are out of the question.”

“Why, my fellow Americans, is there any man here or any woman – let me say, is there any child here – who does not know that the seed of war in the modern world is commercial and industrial rivalry?”

– Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) 28th President of the United States

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“Lords devour poor men’s goods in gluttony and waste and pride, and they perish for mischief and thirst and cold, and their children also… And so in a manner they eat and drink poor men’s flesh and blood.”

– John Wycliffe (1320-1384) English reformer

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“The bourgeoisie, wielding power, would relinquish naught of the sovereignty which it has conquered, wholly stolen; while the people, the eternal dupe, silent so long, clenched its fists and growled, claiming its legitimate share.”

– Emile Zola (1840-1902) French novelist

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(Thank you to Langelot SNIF at YouTube)

World Banking Cartel Exposed. What Now?

The Earth seen from Apollo 17.
The Earth seen from Apollo 17. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Posted October 13, 2013

by Jerry Alatalo

“In your face” expose which was broadcast on PressTV on the history and existence of an international banking cartel. What is a cartel? A syndicate controlling prices and production. What is a syndicate? Syndicate is a combination of persons or companies for large joint enterprise. For some the information provided in this production is almost overwhelming because of the commonly held belief that bankers were your neighbors-you grew up as kids with bankers’ kids.

To come across information like this is an experience similar to the rudest of awakenings. When one understands that there are people and families on this Earth who have accumulated such astronomical power and influence through the decades, learning facts that are never mentioned in the history books or on the mass media, it is shocking.

One gets shaken violently and finds that it seems like the world has turned upside down in a sense. Men and women try then to reconcile newly found facts with the “facts” that they thought allowed a reasonable understanding of the realities in the world. There is a feeling that somehow there has been a false perception which until now has seen a correction, that one has until now been “hood-winked”.

Everyone has heard the phrase “jaw-dropping” and now it comes to this type of corrective grasp of incorrect perception when people’s jaws collectively “drop”. There is a sense of unreality when persons come across such revelatory history and commentary by those who have researched the realities of banking and international finance, and who has accumulated the money and power on this Earth.

People invariably ask themselves questions like “can this be real?” and “why didn’t anyone tell me this?”, a time where serious states of frustration and confusion come to the minds of newly aware men and women. This begins a journey down the road of dot connection and further exploration into the explanations for how the human race has been affected by the actions of those at the so-called “top of the pyramid”.

War, environmental destruction, poverty, monopoly, and political power are now seen as intimately connected to those who pull the strings at the apex of the pyramid of power. Bit by bit, people in every country around the world piece together narratives which truly represent conditions on this beautiful planet all people and all life call home.

Until finally enough people come to the conclusion that there must be a better way for humanity to organize and conduct its affairs-surely a new and better creation is possible. Is it acceptable today that one family can hold tens of trillions of dollars in wealth? While millions of men, women and children try to survive on a dollar day?

Humanity has received its wake-up call. 

It is time for humanity to live as one.

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(Thanks to GlobalPressTV at YouTube)