♫Money, so they say, is the root of all evil today♪ --Pink Floyd
Everybody appears to know that it's a rigged game where the punishment appears to never match the crime, except maybe in China of all places. We have so many 'sayings' concerning money to help propagate it's myth, legend, and social status that it's a wonder that anybody has bothered to look beyond what it appears to be. Myths like: 'Money doesn't grow on trees' or 'Money makes the world go 'round'' or 'Another day, another dollar' or 'Rolling back prices', okay, maybe that one's an ad slogan, but it wouldn't feel right not to incorporate dead Walmart babies somewhere just for kicks.
The most common of these myths would appear to be that 'monetary supply and issuance is controlled and governed by the government'. These are the fairy-tales we tell our children as we try to impart our flawed knowledge upon them. Aside from being untrue, which I will get to in a moment, are we really supposed to trust people who put us into this much debt with the money supply? I wouldn't trust them to handle paying my phone bill. So why is it untrue? Well, think about it for a second or two.
Give up yet?
Then answer this one: if you could legally manufacture money, would you ever borrow money from anyone? Would you 'need' to borrow, at interest, what you could easily produce? Why would you even want to when producing what you need now would save you from producing MORE later to pay back the loan and the interest? Does it make any sense?
Yet, this is what happens in most of the world. Central banks are corporations in almost every country in the world (except in Canada, where, the Bank of Canada favours government borrowing from private banks since 1974, because of irresponsible government spending which led to an annual inflation rate of 12.5%). the list of countries wherein the Central bank is 'state-owned' has been shrinking at an alarming rate, and there is a pattern that emerges when you look at which central bank was privatized and when. Notice how the state owned central banks become privately owned central banks during events like US/NATO invasions, or 'Arab Spring' uprisings, and who is being painted as the next target? Who is left? Syria, Iran, North Korea, and Cuba. I am not certain how Cuba is managing to fly under the radar, but then again, every couple of years there is some huge rumour of Castro being on his death bed. When the 'Libyan rebels' had already formed a private central bank before NATO's *humanitarian bombing* began I was literally yelling at my TV as it was attempting to sell this as the most wonderful idea since sliced bread.
I am not suggesting that no part of the war on terror is about controlling the opium, oil, gold, or other 'natural resources' in these countries. I am suggesting, however, that opium, oil, gold, and these other things are merely icing on the cake, as well as being a great place for the 'conspiracy theory' to stumble and trip over for a decade or two. "Brutal dictator" was a name thrown around a lot to steal our 'sympathy' for the poor oppressed people, who we know now, were CIA assets.
The final myth about money actually holds true: "follow the money". Unfortunately, this one always leads back to a black hole circled by red ink designed to suck us all in. ♫The root of all evil is the heart of a black hole♪ (or, was the lyric 'soul') --Slayer... Funny, that entire last verse in 'South of Heaven' appears to apply:
The root of all evil is the heart of a black soul
A force that has lived all eternity
The never ending search for a truth never told
The loss of all hope and your dignity
Chaos rampant in
An age of distrust
We need to wrest the control of currency away from privately owned, for profit corporate interests far more than we need to fix the corrupt governments, since corrupt governments tend to be influenced by money. Not to mention, if our money supply is borrowed from someone, at interest, how will we ever pay "it", and "more it" back if we never had any "more it" without borrowing more "it" at interest? Confused? Good, now go read your 'credit card holders agreement' and tell me it makes "more sense" than I just did.