September 22, 2008 by Bob Livingston
"For this cause God shall send them strong delusion that they should believe a lie." 2 Thes 2:11
I have studied people for many years. Most simply follow the crowd and the crowd follows the propaganda. The propaganda of the system provides blinders which effectively shut out all inquiry outside of conventional thinking.
When non-conventional suggestions meet a conventional mindset, mental receptors shut down. There is total rejection and many times hostility.
We are in a vast concentration mind control camp developed through and by years of external stimuli of "public" influence. We cannot think or inquire outside of our invisibly prescribed parameters — some say "outside the box."
Unless and until we question "conventional wisdom," we never receive or process any doubt about the politically prescribed order of things.
All politics go into the same funnel when labels are removed. Political jargon becomes noise.
Then the axiom of geometry applies to the masquerade of politics to wit: "Things that are equal to the same thing are equal to each other." This is incredibly easy to see once the political party labels are removed. But this is a difficult or impossible task for the crowd. They love deception and delusion. Politics and propaganda tickles their ears and so it will always be as it always has been.
For any political system to function as created, there is and has to be vast deception. This statement is an entree into original thought. Many of you will have to stop right here. But most longtime readers of this Letter will go on.
I certainly don’t want to pour new wine into old bottles. "Neither do men put new wine into old bottles…" Matt 9:17, Mark 2:22.
I speak now of my ongoing challenge to you that there is no "national debt" or "federal debt." This writing does not refer to state, county, municipal or private debt, only to the 100 year old myth that all believe, called the "national debt." Only those who can’t print money have debt.
Why rehash this now? The answer is pure and simple. The false concept of "the national or federal debt," though negative, sustains a connotation of legitimacy wherein numbers, no matter how astronomical, preclude inquiry that they may be, and in fact are, meaningless.
Folks, this is a cover for political and monetary chicanery on a scale beyond the imagination of the mundane mind. The smartest people and the most "educated" accept this myth prima facie (on its face) with no thought of inquiry or challenge.
Few there be in America and indeed the world who understand monetary realism which is a study of substance vs nonsubstance as money.
The American monetary system or nonsystem is fiat. Fiat according to Webster "is the edict or decree of government authority. As it applies to fiat money, it is paper currency not convertable into coin or specie of equivalent exchange value." Therefore real money is substance of intrinsic value. It is finite and limited by labor, production and available natural metallic resources. It is silver, gold, platinum, etc., which is the only store of wealth as money.
Whereas fiat is a nonsubstance number system. It is not the green paper but the numbers on the paper. It can be created to infinity and manipulated at will. Does it work? Yes, it has worked for a hundred years. Why? Because it is a system of confidence and the depreciation of its exchange value is gradual. People cannot focus on gradualism.
Modern money is a thought system which is controlled by the controlling of the peoples’ expectations and the manipulation of the volume of numbers. Where are these numbers? They are in your pocket on green pieces of paper which we falsely believe are dollars.
Peoples’ expectations are manipulated by the manipulation of numbers. For example the official manipulation of the inflation numbers says inflation is less than 5%. John Williams in his Shadow Statistics site says and proves that inflation is 12+%. http://www.shadowstats.com.
There can be only one reason for this huge difference in the numbers. Somebody doesn’t want us to know how much and how fast our dollar assets are melting. Controlling the numbers controls expectations and therefore extends the system, or nonsystem.
Look at the green paper in your pocket which you think of as money. What is the difference between a one dollar bill and a hundred dollar bill? The difference is in the numbers, not in the paper. What these green coupons really are is transfer coupons. Yes, they transfer our purchasing power to the money creators. Every dollar printed dilutes all the dollars in circulation. Are we getting the picture?
Americans believe that they have trillions of dollars in savings and retirement. But what they really have is only numbers. Modern money is only numbers. It is not substance, it is fiat which is "money" by decree of "authority."
Modern day coin clipping is still going on, but in a silent deceptive way. It is much easier now. The production of new money is modern coin clipping. In other words dilution of the money numbers is "coin clipping." All holders of dollars get clipped. It is out of sight and gradual and the operation is so big that no one can see it or understand it.
What to do? The same as for years past. Buy gold and silver coins and keep them in your possession only. Gold and silver have been better than all investments. In the last month there has occurred a general shortage of one ounce American Eagle gold coins.