As the occupiers are moved out by the authorities, an inevitability that is no surprise, I have no doubt that new and equally effective tactics will come about. I am very proud of this movement and know that it will keep going forward.
As most of us are aware, we are in a time when the energies are quickly changing. It is a time when tolerance of the old ways is diminishing - people are fed up and demanding change, often at great personal risk. We can see this all over the world. It is important for those of us who are not out on the frontlines to find a way to show support for these movements. It is also important for us to become more informed.
One of the biggest aspects of the old ways that has to change is our financial system. Bank issues are in the spotlight like never before. Some would say that the 'banksters' are stealing, lying and embezzling like never before. Others say that it's always been that way, that the banking system is the greatest fraud ever perpetrated on mankind. Most of us have very little understanding of how the banks work or of the history of money, and that lack of understanding is just what the banksters like. Hopefully this newsletter will provide a small starting point in gaining a new comprehension, and will provide links to more information.
In this newsletter I'm going to talk about two big facets of the monetary system that people are largely unaware of - the privatization of central banks and 'fractional reserve banking'.
Most countries in the world have a central bank that sets interest rates, decides how much currency to print, etc. Most of us think that these institutions are arms of the governments and thus under the control of the people via the democratic process. We believe that our central bank is there to protect us and steer us in the right direction. The truth is quite a bit different than that. Most of the central banks in the world, including the U. S. Federal Reserve, are owned by private bankers like the Rothschilds, the Rockerfellers, and the Morgans. If they are interested in serving the public, it is only marginally so - their main concern is making ever-increasing profits.
It hasn't always been this way. Since the American Revolution there has been a constant and ruthless tug of war between private banks and those, like assassinated president Abraham Lincoln, who felt the Federal Reserve should be just that - a federal reserve. But in the early part of the 20th century the banksters won. Private banks now have the power to print as much money as they like, set interest rates as they like and manipulate the economy in ways that consolidates the world's wealth into fewer and fewer hands.
The other problematic aspect of banking is what's called the 'fractional reserve' system. This allows banks to lend out more money than what they actually have in reserve. If customers collectively deposit $1 million, the bank can lend out and make interest on $2 million because the customers never ask to withdraw all their money at once. This is actually a fraudulent practice that has been in place since the start of banking a few centuries ago. It has enabled opportunists who produce nothing - no crops, no manufactured goods - to accumulate enormous wealth.
In the modern era, this has gone a step further. Paper money and the numbers in computers that represent paper money is no longer based on a reserve of gold or gross national product or anything substantial. Most banking systems today use 'fiat money', which is based on nothing. Money is created out of thin air, or more specifically, out of debt. When someone borrows money from the bank, no gold or any substance is set aside to back up that money, it is simply created out of thin air and numbers are entered into a computer somewhere. But the money that is required to pay back the loan and the interest, must be earned by hard work. What is wrong with this picture?
The power of the banks is based on debt - the more we owe them both as nations and as individuals, the more in control they are. This debt is literally impossible to repay, which keeps governments in a constant state of desperation and subservience, which is what is happening in Europe right now. Governments are instituting 'austerity measures', cutting back on social safety nets and services that benefit the public, so that they can 'service their debts' and give more money to the banks. The expression 'Federal Reserve' is another example of the use of deceptive language that has given us the terms 'free trade' and 'Patriot Act'. It is not federal and there is no reserve! It is an enormous power base in the hands of a very few.
The info I've presented here is, of course, only the tip of the iceberg. Here are some entertaining and fascinating videos by which we can learn more:
- Here is a short succinct clip called 'Fiat Money - the Root of All Evil'. FIAT MONEY
- This video, called 'Money is Debt', is about 45 minutes long and offers a good overview of the monetary system and its history. MONEY IS DEBT
- This is a short vidoe called 'The Greatest Scam on Earth GREATEST SCAM
- This is a fairly short video linking some recent history to the machinations of the banking industry.
THE FED & WW1
- For those who would like a deeper understanding and a look into the rather unsavoury history of banking, this excellent film, called 'The Money Master', is about 3 hours long - but well worth it.
THE MONEY MASTERS
Let me close by saying something that I've been saying since I started this newsletter over five years ago. It is something that cannot be said too often. It is very important, as we become more and more aware of the shenanigans of the power elite, that we not become embittered and filled with hatred or anger. I'm the first one to admit that this is easier said than done. It is much easier to do when we learn to step back and see things more holistically - to understand things in terms of energy. If we can visualize the totality of humanity as a great sphere of energy, then the 'evil power elite' can be thought of as a patch of darkness or density on the sphere that pulls down the overall frequency of the sphere. The only way to correct this darkness is to send it more light. As the saying goes, you can't brighten up a dark room by sending in more darkness.
The problem is not about the individuals that occupy that darkness. If the most powerful persons on the planet were removed from their positions of darkness, they would quickly be replaced by other persons. And so it is important for us to dig out the truth and to hold these individuals accountable, but it is more important to also send them loving vibrations - to continue to consciously pump positive intentions into the sphere so that the entire sphere rises in frequency and the darkness eventually fills with light. It is vital that we focus on and be grateful for all that is beautiful and good - otherwise we'll just attract more darkness. It is one of my greatest hopes that we continue to awaken and that these protest movements continue to gain momentum, doing so in a peaceful and compassionate way. Our greatest responsibility at this momentous time in human evolution, is to maintain ourselves in a higher vibration - to fill our hearts with joy every day.
- Here's a great little video from my favorite monk, David Steindl-Rast, entitled 'Gratitude':