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"None are more hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe that they are free" - Johann W. Goethe
"In the long run...we're all dead" - John Maynard Keynes (Keynes commenting on the inevitable exponential consequences of "the long run" of Keynesian economics.)
"In the absence of the gold standard there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. There is no safe store of value without gold. This is the shabby secret of the welfare statists' tirades against gold. Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the hidden confiscation of wealth. Gold stands in the way of this insidious process that stands as a protector of property rights." - Alan Greenspan - 1966
Mat 7:17-18 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither [can] a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
GOVERNMENT SOCIAL SPENDING ACCORDING TO DAVIE CROCKETT
Did you ever wonder where a great patriot, frontiersman and U.S. representative like Davie Crockett* would come down on the issue of social spending? But the liberals and neo-cons social spend on. Just look at GAO U.S. Financial Statement or the Prescription Drug "Benefit" projected costs.
Congress has come down now to barely being able to cut a single nickel's worth of spending even as they pass bills like the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit. On October 18, 2005 the house passed, by 2 votes, spending increase reductions of 50 billion, OVER 5 YEARS. With budgets in trillion figures a ten billion per year cut is absurd, and believe it or not it was laughably a contentious battle. Update 2-3-06 the Senate version cuts 70 billion over 5 years - 12 billion per year - whoopie ding. - Ron Paul The cuts in increases made them feel so warm and fuzzy that on the same day they voted themselves a $3100 pay raise.
Congressman Ron Paul puts the Fed's feet to the fire regarding their announcement to stop publishing M3 numbers.
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. - Edmund Burke
In 1913 under Woodrow Wilson with his alter ego Col. Mandel House, our constitutional taxes were discarded and we became enslaved with income taxes, while he presided over the setting up the Federal Reserve thereby debasing our currency, followed by our government being heavily influenced by the CFR, that was formed in 1921, the members of whom would seem to have been in control of our country/government ever since.
American citizen is enslaved by the government, with the threat of imprisonment, for a "crime" as innocent as "willful failure to file" the necessary paperwork required by the IRS. FDR followed in Wilson's footsteps and was responsible for further destruction of the gold standard, and to top it off made ownership of gold (real money) by U.S. citizens illegal. This was prompted by Americans realizing that their money was a fraud precipitating a run on the banks to exchange their notes for gold. ".....the worst lies that have ever been told to the American people were the lies that were told in the campaign of 1912." (Dr. Martin A. Larson re. Federal Reserve). Here is the Mogambo Guru's take on the repercussions for our future.
"Destroyers seize gold and leave to its owners a counterfeit pile of paper. This kills all objective standards and delivers men into the arbitrary power of an arbitrary setter of values. Gold was an objective value, an equivalent of wealth produced. Paper is a mortgage on wealth that does not exist, backed by a gun aimed at those who are expected to produce it. Paper is a check drawn by legal looters upon an account which is not theirs: upon the virtue of the victims. Watch for the day when it bounces, marked, 'Account overdrawn.'" - Ayn Rand - Atlas Shrugged
What has phony money done to our dollar? The Disappearing dollar - congressman Ron Paul. Here's congressman Ron Paul on paper money and tyranny? And on the "prescription drug 'benefit' plan". What about Greenspan's views on money creation? Here's a link to Ron Paul's subjects.
"Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws." - Mayer Amschel Rothschild, 1790
GLOBAL BABYLON (anchor)
The "End Time Scenario" page deals mostly with how current trends could continue to develop. Through an ethnographic-linear historic view of prophecy there is little, if any, end-time prophecy left to be fulfilled anyway (I am not by any means suggesting preterism here!). There are, however, a few interesting parallels today that suggest candidates in prophecy.
The Club of Rome (offshoot of the CFR / Trilateralists / Bilderbergers ) held its first meeting in 1968, and proposed that their ten global trading areas be designated as ten kingdoms. (Nicolo Nicolov, The World Conspiracy (Portland OR, Nicolov 1974) p220). Gary Kah "En Route to Global Occupation". Creature From Jekyll Island Edward Griffin. Globalization. The 10 kingdoms are to compose the constituents of their "Regionalized and Adaptive Model of the Global World System". World map.
Rev 17:3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
The elite in the CFR / Trilateralists / Club of Rome view their ten kingdoms with a politically, socially and resource distributive borderless future. Today most important appointed or elected official in Washington, of either party, is a member of one or more of those organizations. Many members of the mainstream media are also members. You can also find the names of families of generations of protected wealth, and many other old familiar names on the list, as well as foundations and corporations who are aligned appropriately.
The United States and Canada are Region One of this Ten-Horned hegemony, with Mexico a likely late addition via NAFTA. Remember the strange and diverse collection of Republican and Democrat bedfellows in government that voted for this and other world trade organizations? Any surprise that the GATT, now WTO agreement uses the same regions defined by the Club of Rome? Next time you see one of the votes that compromises our soverignty check the "yeas" with the member list.
As I write our brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus in many parts of the world are being crucified or beheaded for merely admitting to being Christian. Can anyone view these acts as springing forth from something other than the work of Satanic forces? Looking at the Sudan, Angola or even more "civilized" Saudi Arabia and other Middle East countries, is it hard to believe that we are witnessing the latter day spilling of the blood of saints and martyrs? Comparing these places with the U.S. perhaps we can conclude that Babylon is indeed Babylon. Now the UAE may have been put in charge of port operations of several U.S. ports formerly owned by a British company. Perhaps an early warning system for terrorists. The book of Revelation makes reference to a 10 horned beast:
Rev 17:12-13 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
Everson in 1947 followed by McCollum in 1948 removing religious instruction in schools (Mat 19:14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.), combined with the founding of the World Council of Churches and declaration of independence of Israel, spelled the end of the Church age (the two candlesticks/witnesses), and the beginning of the last generation.
From Jack Van Impe - Henry Spaak, a spokesman for the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT) in Brussels, Belgium, headquarters for the Common Market, commented a few years a go: "We do not want another committee. We have too many already. What we want is a man of sufficient stature to hold the allegiance of the people and lift us out of the economic morass into which we are sinking. Send us such a man, and be he God or devil, we will accept him."
INCOME TAXATION IS MARXISM THAT EMPOWERS PARASITES (anchor)
Karl Marx believed that it was the government's job to take "from each according to his ability" and to give "to each according to his need". The democrats and liberals call this "tax fairness" while the republicans and neo-cons call it "compassionate conservatism". It is not within our government's constitutional charge to act as Robin Hood. In fact the Heritage Foundation reported that of every dollar Babylon confiscated for welfare, only 26 cents actually went to the recipient. The other 74 cents feeds a bloated bureaucracy. Compare this to The Salvation Army, for example, where 89 cents of every dollar goes directly to the benefit of the families in need. Charitable acts are the responsibility of citizens that live in free societies, whether done personally or through Churches and other organizations. I am not, however, referring to our ever increasing acceptance of compelled, or obligatory, government sponsored "community service" that is becoming evermore popular in our educational systems and courtrooms, that reinforces Babylon's role as Nannystate. Most of us would like to think that our philanthropy came from our hearts and was not the result of government suggestion, much less confiscation. The result is having produced a generation of kids that say "I would really love to donate my time for that cause, but how many community service hours do I get in return?". A bit like heads of organizations like the United Way making over a half million dollars per year, as compared to the head of The Salvation Army who gets a few hundred dollars a month. One's an employee looking for a lavish lifestyle and perhaps a pension while the other is making a contribution to a cause through personal sacrifice.
Under our marxist system of taxation from Newsmax: "First, it is important to know that a very large percentage of Americans pay no income taxes whatsoever, owing to various features of the tax code such as the standard deduction and the Earned Income Tax Credit. According to the JCT, this year 48.6 million Americans will file tax returns, meaning that they had income, but pay no income taxes. This constitutes 34 percent of the 142 million returns that will be filed. Although the bulk of these people have incomes below $20,000, almost 10 percent of all nontaxable returns reported incomes between $30,000 and $50,000.
Second, our tax system is very steeply progressive. In the aggregate, all those with incomes below $20,000 have a negative tax liability, meaning that they receive tax refunds even though they pay no income taxes. Those with incomes between $20,000 and $30,000 pay just 1.9 percent in income taxes. From there, effective tax rates rise sharply to 23.9 percent on those with incomes over $200,000.
Looking at incomes in percentage terms, the top 10 percent of tax filers pay 20 percent of their income in federal income taxes, the top 5 percent pay 22.3 percent, and the top 1 percent pay 25.7 percent.
Third, as a consequence of these high tax rates, the share of total income taxes paid by those with upper incomes is overwhelming. The top 10 percent of tax filers pay 68.2 percent of all federal income taxes, the top 5 percent pay more than half, and the top 1 percent pay 35.9 percent of the total income-tax burden. For reference, it should be noted that the top 1 percent of tax filers reported only 17.2 percent of total income."
Additionally the bottom 50% of tax filers pay less than 4% of our nations taxes.
If you don't think the IRS is out of control try this for a subject "Issue: Capturing “Phantom” Gain In Zombie Partnerships".
To the many that confuse blind partisanship with patriotism, I would suggest that this is more the reverse. Do I hate America? No. I love America. I have lived a very blessed life in this country. Do I believe things could be improved? Yes. Why do I criticize our government and some of our other public and private institutions? Because it is my responsibility through the practice of good citizenship. We have strayed a long way from our constitution, and I believe we have in the past been, and could in the future be, much greater. Isn't this every citizen's desire? Couldn't we always do better? Is it patriotic to keep quiet about that which you believe to be wrong, or to sacrifice your own personal principles simply because the party with which you have been associated has shed it's principles?
"Dissent is the highest form of patriotism" - Thomas Jefferson
In regard to "Homeland Security" acts 1 and 2 we might best quote Ayn Rand - "You honest men are such a problem and such a headache. But we knew you'd slip sooner or later - and this is just what we wanted ... Did you really think we want those laws observed? We want them to be broken. You'd better get it straight that it's not a bunch of boy scouts you're up against... We're after power and we mean it... There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What's there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted – and you create a nation of law-breakers – and then you cash in on guilt. Now that's the system, Mr. Rearden, that's the game, and once you understand it, you'll be much easier to deal with."
KEYNESIAN ECONOMICS = DEATH OF THE HEALTHY "BUSINESS CYCLE"
AND THE LIFE BLOOD OF PORNOGRAPHERS AND SPECULATIVE GREED,
WHILE BREAKING THE BACKS OF THE WORKING POOR, THE ELDERLY AND THOSE ON FIXED INCOME
Keynes on Lenin ("The Economic Consequences of the Peace") "Lenin was certainly right. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose."
And again: "Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the Capitalist System was to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, government can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. By this method they not only confiscate, but they confiscate arbitrarily; and while the process impoverishes many, it actually enriches some. – As the inflation proceeds and the real value of the currency fluctuates wildly from month to month, all permanent relations between debtors and creditors, which form the ultimate foundation of capitalism, become so utterly disordered as to be almost meaningless; and the process of wealth-getting degenerates into a gamble and a lottery."
Here is what we have learned about Keynesian Economics today. Instead of narrowing the gap between the highest income earners and the lowest, as advertised, it has indeed DISASTEROUSLY WIDENED THE GAP. The Keynesians of the early 1900s correctly thought, that by debasing the currency and then adding and subtracting from the money supply when the "central bank" deemed appropriate, they could extend the prosperous periods and reduce the effect of the bust, of the boom and bust cycles, that had been a hallmark of a free society and market driven capitalist systems that used sound money. These cycles had previously provided an opportunity for the economy to wring out excesses and break reckless speculators, and vile elements, while rewarding prudent savers and business. Unfortunately, as the Keynesians also suspected, Keynesian economics would culminate in the greatest bubble of raw speculation, debt, and economic excess in world history. "Keynesians believe the short run lasts long enough to matter. They often quote Keynes's famous statement "In the long run, we are all dead" to make the point." Today, no real lessons have been learned for more than a generation through this most recent period of unprecedented economic excess and faux money creation, and a blindsided public will be proportionately "rewarded" for the excesses, as will a nation operating on paper currency created from thin air and debt, a good bit of which is owed to the Chinese. "By focusing on the interrelationships between income and consumer spending, Keynes was able to launch a powerful argument against tolerating huge disparities in the distribution of income.", an argument which he obviously had backwards considering the current distribution of income and wealth. Sadly the conservative savers will be taken down by the greed driven nation of speculators, because of the ethical decline of Babylonian citizens, and the broad acceptance of immoral, enslaving, Marxist-redistributionist income taxation as a part of the Babylonian way of life. As is plainly evident, under Keynesian economics pornographers and reckless raw speculators are rewarded, while lifelong productive, now retired, persons and their savings are crushed. The Mogambo Guru on Keynesians.
"The central bank is an institution of the most deadly hostility existing against the Principles and form of our Constitution. I am an Enemy to all banks discounting bills or notes for anything but Coin. If the American People allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the People of all their Property until their Children will wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered. "... - Thomas Jefferson... No state shall coin money emit Bills of Credit; make anything but Gold and Silver a Tender in payment of debts. U.S.Constitution - This exerpt from The Money Files.org.
MORE ON PHONY MONEY
"From 1985-2000, production of material goods in the U.S. has increased only 50%, while the money supply has grown by a factor 3. Money has been growing more than six times as fast as the rate of goods production. The results? Wang's research reveals that in 1997, before the blow-off in the U.S. stock market, mind you, global "money" transactions totaled $600 trillion. Goods production was a mere 1% of that." The dollar has lost roughly a third of its value just since the beginning of 2002. Add in the banking 6% fractional reserve requirement and you really accelerate faux money creation.
"Whosoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master of all industry and commerce... And when you realise 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 (assasinated within weeks of release of this statement during first year of his Presidency in 1881)
FDR = NANNY STATE
FDR was also responsible for legislation that created the social security system that formed the underpinnings of the great "nanny state" which resulted in our citizens becoming evermore government dependent and less family and self-reliant, from cradle to grave. A huge step toward creating an even larger class of government dependents, and subsequently today's debt, was instituted under Johnson's "Great Society" programs. The government has now made it convenient for middle generations to discard their elderly parents in nursing homes while allowing the State to raise their children, making both groups virtual wards of the taxpayer. Unfortunately Roosevelt enacted these "nanny" laws just as our economy was coming up off of a cycle bottom and was in the process of repairing itself.
BANKING SHOULD BE LIKE ANY OTHER BUSINESS
There should be no pseudo guarantees like the FDIC, provided to offer a false sense of security to depositors regardless of a bank's individual recklessness. Had this not been conceived, and if banks were left to stand on their own, depositors would need to look at the bank's books and decide for themselves the risks that the bank would be taking with their money. The spectacle of a few going bankrupt would encourage the individual's taking personal responsibility for one's finances further. Under today's new bankruptcy laws banks need take even less interest in the creditworthiness of their clients since the courts will force the unwitting and foolish borrower who got duped by his own greed and easy credit to repay without bankruptcy as an option. Bankruptcy was, however, becoming too easy of a solution.
JOHNSON = GREAT SOCIETY
Johnson's welfare state was piled on by even more government spending including George W. Bush's "Points of Light" etc., and now even the elderly are begging the government for free medicine, and aid for home heat, food, housing, transportation, and virtually everything else, in part because the government stole so much of their wealth through taxation, and their low interest rate earning savings, through inflation, and also because they have been abandoned by their children. All the while single mother government dependents are rewarded by receiving increased welfare benefits in exchange for bringing more offspring into the world. Welfare reforms of the 90s, however, seem to have possibly begun to reshape this landscape, but promising statistics probably have more to do with the perpetuation of this false business cycle.
JUDGE POLITICIANS INTEREST IN HELPING THE POOR BY HOW MUCH OF THEIR OWN MONEY THEY HAVE GIVEN TO CHARITABLE CAUSES
I would suggest that the best way to judge the "compassion" of a would-be leader is to see how much of their own income they have donated to charitable organizations over time. It's easy for politicians to talk about how much of your money they are willing to give to others. Invariably you will find that the politicians that talk about giving your money away the most, are the very ones that personally give away the least. Take Al Gore for example who disclosed that on nearly a half million dollars of income, he had an annual charitable deduction of roughly 350 dollars. Senator John Kerry in 1993 on $130,345 of income, managed to give $175 to charity and in 1991 and 1995 $0. Here's an article by Taylor Caldwell that exemplifies this brand of "Liberal compassion".
"To spread the wealth the communist's willing: He'll tax your pennies and keep his shilling." Another way I have heard this put is "What's yours is mine and what's mine is ......... mine."
A TRUE AMERICAN PATRIOT AND U.S. REPRESENTATIVE
Congressman Ron Paul, one of a few (to be generous) ethical representatives left in the U.S. government has written quite eloquently regarding how governments that create money from thin air always destroy their middle class, and reward the reckless risk takers and foul elements, while punishing conservative savers, and especially the elderly. The recipients of the lion's share of the fake money in Babylon has included overcompensated athletes, musicians, movie stars, executives of public companies, government workers, and especially pornographers. Others include retailers such as clothiers who sell expensive clothing simply by virtue of the fact that the clothing is expensive, the entertainment industry, levered out general contractors and new business persons borrowing the "easy" money with no view toward personal responsibility for repayment, via bankruptcy, and new home owners who are buying too much house and/or are "cashing out" all of their home equity, without even having enough savings to weather a temporary job loss. My depression children parents taught me that you should have at least enough savings to be able to live for a year, and make house payments for a year, without income (and, of course, without unemployment compensation), before you purchase a home.
WHO WINS WITH FAKE MONEY AND EASY CREDIT?
Pornographers and other evil profiteers, for example, would never have been able to enjoy the successes they have, because the customers who patronize them would have been the same immoral, ignorant and greedy people that would have been broken in a shorter business cycle, before they were able to afford such frivolity.
Other results of fiat money and easy credit are rampant consolidation of industries and across the board debt in proportions that were formerly unimaginable.