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"It's the Economy, Stupid"
Mark A. Goldman                                                                              4/15/2011

If what you are after is political reform, a legitimate commitment to the rule of law, and a domestic and foreign policy pursued with moral and intellectual integrity… you are not going to make much headway as long as our money supply is determined by privately owned banks and other institutions that create money out of nothing and lend it out at interest.  

A government of the People, by the People, and for the People cannot remain free and sovereign if its money supply is not also... of the People, by the People and for the People.  The failure to understand this has metastasized into a cancer that has all but destroyed democracy in the United States and now threatens to destroy any vestige of it in every corner of the globe.

The system under which we now live is fundamentally flawed.  It is incompatible with democratic principles, basic human rights, or logic.  This system persists only because those who profit from it have been successful in keeping their operations hidden from public view, unaccountable to any legitimate authority, and able to corrupt most, (if not all), institutions that form the backbone of most democratic societies, and this includes our own political, educational, and media based institutions. 

Our government today is a puppet regime to big money interests.  American democracy is an illusion.  But it doesn't have to be so.

Most politicians do not understand how our economy works, or if they do, have been corrupted by it; our educational system does not teach citizens how it really works, and our broadcast media totally serves its needs.  In our construct of how we think the world works, myth and illusion have replaced reality.  Until these fundamental truths are revealed and properly understood, nothing we do will make much difference.  And even if we did understand it, it remains to be seen if enough citizens are prepared to respond responsibly and with sufficient wisdom, perseverance, and intellectual integrity to end the morass we’re caught up in.  The above notwithstanding, solutions to our biggest problems are readily available.  All we need is an awake citizenry willing to be responsible for understanding and implementing them.

To say it another way, our freedom and our security is lost if we can't overcome two immense hurdles:  1) understanding what forces are at work that would enslave us, and 2) recovering our ability as individuals to be responsible human beings.   

The first test to see if what I am saying is true will be whether or not you would be willing to do the research you need to do to understand how your freedom, wealth, dignity, and well-being is being usurped by people who are totally unaccountable to you or anyone else... and what can be done about it..  If you want to give it a try, start here:  Read:  The Web of Debt by Ellen Hodgson Brown, J.D.

You tube video:  The Money Masters 

And read this too:  The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

I believe that in less than one generation, an American citizenry that fully understands and appreciates the wisdom contained in those two documents could transform the world, from one that can't offer sustainable peace and prosperity to all peoples, to one that can.  Hopefully, spending some time on this website might also be of some assistance.    ....and time is of the essence.

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Al Martin, former contributor to the Presidential Council of Economic Advisors, "...noted that the ratio of total U.S. Debt (public and private) to gross domestic product (GDP) [of the US] had risen to 308 percent in April 2005.  The International Monetary Fund considers a nation-state with a total debt-to-GDP ratio of 200 percent or more to be 'a de-constructed Third World nation-state.'  Martin wrote:  
What 'de-constructed' actually means is that a political regime in that country, or series of political regimes, have, through a long period of fraud, abuse, graft, corruption and mismanagement, effectively collapsed the economy of that country."

                                                  from The Web of Debt   by Ellen Hodgson Brown, J.D.

While reading this book will help you understand how the economy is profoundly influenced by intractable external forces that undermine the so-called American dream or any country's dream that has a similar banking system, identifying and installing workable solutions will not be easy. When you consider how long it has taken you to find just this entry point into understanding the problem, how long will it take and how hard will it be for a critical mass of responsible citizens to comprehend how the problem can be solved... which is to say, how you must change before a real solution can be implemented?