“The only difference between a bank director and a counterfeiter is that the counterfeiter has given evidence of superior skill and modesty. It requires more talent to sign another man’s name than one’s own and the counterfeiter at least does his work in the dark, while the suspenders of [gold and silver] payments are brazen in the face of day, and laugh at the victims and dupes, who have put faith in their promises.”
President John Quincy Adams, from A Nation of Counterfeiters: Capitalists, Con Men And the Making of the United States
The Wild West of Money
The early United States had no national banking system. Instead, there were state-chartered banks, local banks and company scrip. Gold and silver coin was the only universally accepted payment.
In a …
“No country that values its safety should allow what the [Round Table Group] accomplished – that is, that a small number of men would be able to wield such power in administration and politics, should be given almost complete control over the publication of documents relating to their own actions, should be able to exercise such influence over the avenues of information that create public opinion, and should be able to monopolize so completely the writing and the teaching of the history of their own period.” – Carroll Quigley, The Anglo-American Establishment
Remember when you found out there was no Santa Claus?
Letting go of childhood beliefs is never easy. We can never look at the world with the same innocence. But, unless we do so, we can never …
Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky, Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone, Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die, One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. – J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings
In the fantasy realm ofMiddle Earth, all races are unknowingly ruled by the influence of the One Ring, crafted to enslave them all. It’s an apt analogy for our current paradigm.
Come on! That’s just a story. These things don’t happen in real life.
Suppose if someone, had control …