I have so many issues and concerns regarding how I see our country heading in what I perceive as a carefully orchestrated downhill slide. I often feel powerless in the face of the overwhelming challenges and obstacles this steady decline presents. Unlike so many others that have to expend all their energies just in their struggle to simply survive, I'm blessed to have enough free time to selfishly think about these things that bother me. And in my sleepless nights, I think I've identified one cause of what's at the core of so much suffering that is plaguing our society; and fortunately, I've run across two youtube videos that describe what I truly feel to be one of the predominant evils we urgently need to (and can, I might add) overcome.
The first: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwGC9EKhPvw&feature=related
It's about a half-hour long and please, please, please don't be put off by its title. It's a condensed version of a Zeitgeist film put together by a Ron Paul supporter. In a very easy to understand manner, it illustrates some of the practices used by the secretive, private institution, unaccountable to the government, known by friends and foes alike as The Federal Reserve Bank. Please let me repeat this ... THE FEDERAL RESERVE IS A PRIVATE INSTITUTION UNACCOUNTABLE TO OUR GOVERNMENT THAT SETS MONETARY POLICY FOR OUR COUNTRY IN SECRET. I admit it, I think they are big time bad news. But watch it for yourself. I found it eye-opening and educational. Fractional Reserve Policy is scary stuff. And about 17 minutes into it, they show a successful strategy used and upheld in a court of law to forestall a home foreclosure. Towards the end, it gets into some Ron Paul stuff and some Occupy stuff which is inspiring if you are into that kind of thing - which I am.
The second: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8qLkpA_PSs&feature=related
This one is titled "THE SECRET OF OZ" and is a bit longer at just under two hours. I thought this was fascinating. The title refers to the claim of monetary reform symbolism within L. Frank Baum's "Wizard of Oz" and succeeding Oz books. That in itself is entertaining, but the first hour really focuses on the world history of money and how a privately-owned money system has been a contentious global problem throughout history. The banking elite have used any means necessary to keep monetary systems under their control. I love this, 'cause even Jesus lost his cool with the money lenders (read bankers) in the temple. I think it's the only time in the Bible that Jesus got mad. (Even though I'm not a Bible kind of guy, I get a kick out of that example). Our country wasn't always in debt. And at times, it was the government itself that issued money, not a private institution that charges us interest to issue us our own money. Of course, those presidents that instituted government-issued money or that tried to regain control of our monetary system out of the hands of the private banking institutions were pretty much all assassinated. This video is extremely informative. It points out dangerous pitfalls in our system; such as, he who controls the quantity of money in circulation, effectively controls the country as a whole and can plunge the country into depressions and recessions at will. But it also offers realistic alternatives to a current, corrupt monetary system that seeks to keep us perpetually in debt; and it provides working, successful examples of monetary systems that could alleviate the legacy of debt we are passing on to succeeding generations.
In the simplest of reactionary terms, as it stands now: MONEY=DEBT=SLAVERY