You may have seen this segment from the commencement speech Obama gave at Ohio State.
This little rant of straw man misinformation shows that more people need to start calling government what it really is: a monopoly on the initiation of force. This is Obama talking, but just about any politician in power would read the same thing from a teleprompter to protect power and gain support for things requiring more power. One thing Obama said was that the U.S. is an experiment in self rule, which is another way of saying self governance. Get rid of that word “government” and replace it with “initiation of force” and you get “the U.S. is an experiment in self initiation of force”. When worded like that, it reveals what a sick thing government is. It is true that most people support government of some kind. Thus, the acceptance of the initiation of force (government) in society is an exercise in self initiation of force; it is self-abuse in the name of preventing abuse. True self governance would mean we all can exercise the initiation of force, thus the initiation of force would not be a monopoly. The only way government is not totally a monopoly on the initiation of force is that people get to vote to use force on each other, such as through taxation and determining what victimless, non-aggressive things should be deemed crimes. But anyway, Stefan Molyneux gives a good breakdown of Obama’s little rant if you’d like more.
The reality is that it’s all the same old crap, just a different millennium. As Thrasymachus said in Plato’s Republic: “different forms of government make law democratical, aristocratical, tyrannical, with a view to their several interests; and these laws, which are made by them for their own interests, are the justice which they deliver to subjects, and him who transgresses them they punish as a breaker of the law, and unjust. And that is what I mean when I say that in all states there is the same principle of justice, which is the interest of the government; and as the government must be supposed to have power, the only reasonable conclusion as, that everywhere there is one principle of justice, which is the interest of the stronger.”
This is an episode of G.I. Joe from 1985 called “Money to Burn.” In the episode, the so-called terrorist organization COBRA, funded by the U.S. corporation named Extensive Enterprises, uses a device to burn up all paper money (Federal Reserve notes). COBRA wants to replace fiat money with their own commodity backed currency. COBRA establishes an Atlas Shrugged inspired Galt’s Gulch in the Rockies to store the tangible assets to back the currency. Basically, the Federal Reserve and the international banking cartel send G.I. Joe to stop COBRA. The episode, just like the entire G.I. Joe series, is full of propaganda. The main propaganda is probably the message that “might makes right.” G.I. Joe is like a disinformation attempt to separate the New World Order from the government, as if they are different. The military is an arm of the New World Order agenda. As Henry Kissinger was once caught saying: “Military men are dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy.”
Here is a quote from COBRA Commander: “Attention citizens! Due to the financial irresponsibility and incompetence of your leaders, Cobra has found it necessary to restructure your nation’s economy. We have begun by eliminating the worthless green paper, which your government has deceived you into believing is valuable. Cobra will come to your rescue and, out of the ashes, will arise a NEW ORDER!”
As a so-called political strategist, I guess Dick Morris knows when he’s about to get ripped apart over his fascist drivel, because he only lasted a few minutes before he hung up on Peter Schiff. It is worth a listen.
Here is Ellen Brown author of Web of Debt on the Peter Schiff show. Schiff and Brown are two people critical of the Federal Reserve system but with much different solutions. To Schiff government is the enemy and to Brown government is the savior. Brown doesn’t articulate her point all that well in this interview, but who could with a great talker like big mouth Peter? I’d personally put my money on Schiff’s solutions rather than Brown’s, but I’m a fan of science and the only way we’ll ever really know what works is through actual experimentation. But that never happens because for some reason ideology is all that matters in politics and economics, not science. Anyway, it’d be nice if Schiff studied people with opposing views to his more. I know Ellen Brown is quite familiar with Schiff’s whole take on things but he isn’t of hers, since he never read her book. I mean he was in the movie The Secret of Oz, which is more of an Ellen Brown take on the Federal Reserve system, and he claims he doesn’t know who Bill Still, the guy who made The Secret of Oz, is. Anyway, I like both these people but we’ll never know who is right without full scale experimentation.
Statistically, on days when the Federal Reserve performs open market operations, which basically means they create money and give it to primary dealers (banks), the stock market either closes up or has a nice, rigged reversal to the upside that offsets selling pressure. That’s how banks can have profits every trading day, like JP Morgan and Bank of America did last quarter. The banks are the market. Below are some links for further information related to how open market operations help rig the stock market.