We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up
Friday, January 19, 2018
THE AMERICAN DREAM - how debt slavery is killing us
I found this video to be an excellent post in cartoon form which explains the hidden scams that our masters use to accumulate their wealth and power by using deceptions about money. The nearly 30 minute video is a must view for anyone interested in exposing another deception about such an important source of many of the difficulties we are facing.
It is necessarily rough because this video attempts in 30 minutes to explain how our present money system has developed over the last 10,000 years. It appears to me that many people are becoming aware of parts of this phenomenon, but don't understand all of it and how it plays into our present difficulties with gross inequality and endless wars. I certainly don't, but I am trying, and with your help we may succeed, and continue on by creating an economic and financial system that can live in harmony with nature and serve all of the people.
Many people think that getting rid of the Fed and having the government issue money will solve all our problems. I'm convinced that this isn't true. Although private control of money preceded capitalism, I think that this privatization of money issuance along with all the other private controls of our economy is built into the capitalist system so systematically that we must replace them both if we are to survive.