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Educating The 95 Percent

November 7, 2011 by  

Educating The 95 Percent

“If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered.” — Thomas Jefferson

According to my very unscientific analysis, only about 5 percent of the conscious American adult population (those who bother to follow issues at a minimum level and vote in national elections) truly understand inflation and how the Federal Reserve’s policies are stealing your wealth every day. Sadly, that percentage becomes frighteningly lower when combined with the rest of the American sheeple.

Remember that out of a voting age population of about 218 million people, only about 129.4 million cast votes in the 2008 Presidential election. The rest couldn’t trouble themselves enough to lay aside their bag of chips and can of Coke, turn off the idiot box, get off the couch and trudge down to the polling place to push a button on a machine or fill in a blank on a voting card.

I and many others write often of inflation’s devastating effects. Yet the hue and cry for the elimination of the Federal Reserve, the tarring and feathering of Ben Bernanke (and Alan Greenspan), the return to sound money and the elimination of fiat currency are seldom seen outside of Austrian economic blogs or heard outside of Ron Paul rallies.

Oh, yes, Rick Perry once called Bernanke “treasonous.” But he backed off because he couldn’t really explain what he was talking about. And Newt Gingrich has called for an audit of the Fed, but that didn’t resonate with his followers so it’s gone the way of his criticism of “conservative social engineering” and belief in man-caused global warming in Newt’s lexicon. Now Newt’s simply angling to be Herman Cain’s running mate.

Of the politicians on the national stage, only Congressman Ron Paul has consistently preached about the evils of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policies, the dangers of inflation and the need to truly rein in government spending. Yet, if you believe the national polls, Paul is garnering only about 10 percent support from so-called conservatives.

Americans sought “Hope and Change” in 2008. Fed up with eight years of President George W. Bush’s ill-advised wars and profligate spending, they elected a Marxist who offered the vague promise that he would “fundamentally transform America.” His statement to Joe the Plumber that “we need to spread the wealth around” was either ignored, dismissed or embraced by about 60 percent of the voters.

Americans wanted change, but they didn’t get a change in direction. They got acceleration. All President Barack Obama has done is double down on George W. Bush’s policies and push us closer to European-style socialism — which is failing rapidly in Europe — and move us ever closer toward complete totalitarianism. The only difference is the rhetoric over where the wealth should come from and which special interest should get the most of it.

But this is not just about Bush and Obama. Federal spending increases year after year and Federal power grows year after year regardless of whether the President has a “D” or an “R” after his name and regardless of which party controls Congress.

America is a police state, a military state, a welfare state. It’s all made possible by the Federal Reserve and increased Federalism.

The Federal Reserve was conceived in a secret meeting at a wealthy retreat on a barrier island called Jekyll Island, Ga., in 1910. The principals involved were: Senator Nelson Aldrich, the father-in-law of John D. Rockefeller Jr., representing Rockefeller interests and the Standard Oil crowd; Paul Warburg, a German banker representing MM Warburg of Hamburg, European banking interests (including the Rothschilds) and Kuhn Loeb in the U.S.; Henry P. Davison, partner in J.P. Morgan and chairman of Bankers Trust Company (a consortium of New York’s biggest banks); Benjamin Strong, vice president of Bankers Trust; Frank Vanderlip, chairman of National City Bank; and Charles D. Norton, president of the First National Bank.[i] Assistant U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Abraham Piatt Andrew is also reported to have attended. [ii]

Their work later evolved into the bill — the Federal Reserve Act — that formed the Federal Reserve and that was rammed through the House and Senate in 1913. The House version passed by a 287-85 margin, and most Congressmen didn’t even know what the bill was about. No amendments were allowed, and members were only given the opportunity to vote for or against. The bill was named for Representative Carter Glass of Virginia (a director of the United Loan and Trust and the Virginia Trust Company).[iii]

After passing the House, the bill went to the Senate where it took exactly four and half hours to debate and pass in the Senate by a 43-25 margin. Named the Owen Bill after Senator Robert Latham Owen of Oklahoma — a major stockholder of the First National Bank of Muskogee — the Republicans did not even see the conference report, which is normally read to the floor, and some Senators said they had no knowledge of the contents of the bill. President Woodrow Wilson signed the bill the same day it was passed.[iv]

And guess who was appointed to head the New York Federal Reserve? None other than Benjamin Strong, J.P. Morgan minion, former vice president of Bankers Trust and one of the original conspirators that met on Jekyll Island to draft the bill that would create the Federal Reserve.[v] Likewise, the Washington Federal Reserve was headed by two Morgan men, two Rockefeller minions, two men of undetermined affiliations: a prominent Alabama banker and an economist with vague family connections to Morgan family interests.[vi]

What did this law do? It established a private bank that controlled U.S. monetary policy. Although named Federal Reserve, the bank is not a part of the Federal government. It is a private for-profit entity. It holds no reserves, but lends “money” to other banks — both in the United States and abroad — and the Federal government. The loans must be paid back with interest. But the money the Fed lends is not real money. It’s simply a kited check.

It has the authority to arbitrarily set interest rates and lend money to whomever it wishes, and it has no real accountability to Congress or the President.

The Fed has a monopoly of the issue of all bank notes. National and State banks can issue only deposits, and the deposits are redeemable only in Federal Reserve Notes. All banks are forced to become members of the Federal Reserve System. The Fed is the lender of last resort, and that power allows it to inflate in order to bail out banks.[vii]

How does inflating steal your wealth? I have written before that even if you stored your dollars 40 miles deep, the money creators can steal the purchasing power of your paper money.

It is as simple a concept as supply and demand. With more money chasing fewer goods, more and more money is required to make a purchase. If you put your money in a certificate of deposit in the bank paying 1 percent interest, but inflation is running at 3.9 percent (the official tally from Washington), then your bank savings are losing money. It is like pouring water into milk. The more water you pour, the less milk is left.

Everyone is hurt, particularly those on a fixed income. The more money that is spewed out, the more worthless each one of those paper dollars is. In the past 100 years, the dollar has lost 95 percent of its value. Put another way; it now costs $1 to buy what once cost 5 cents.

This is no secret to the elites, although it is rare they will tell the truth. In 1967, long before he became Fed chairman and began dissembling, in a moment of candor Alan Greenspan wrote:

As the supply of money increases relative to the supply of tangible assets in the economy, prices must eventually rise. In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. There is no safe store of value.

Now spread this message to your friends and family.

And consider this: The next election will be a referendum on the economy. Only one Presidential candidate has demonstrated an understanding of what has brought the U.S. economy to this point. Only one candidate predicted the bursting of the housing bubble long before it came. Only one candidate has been consistent for 30 years. It’s Ron Paul, and a vote for anyone else is a vote against your own pocketbook.

 


[i] The Federal Reserve Conspiracy, by Antony C. Sutton, p. 75.

[ii] The Creature From Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve, by G. Edward Griffin, p. 5.

[iii] The Federal Reserve Conspiracy, p. 88

[iv] Ibid.

[v] A History of Money and Banking in the United States: The Colonial Era to World War II, Murray N. Rothbard, p. 264.

[vi] The Case Against the Fed, Murray N. Rothbard, p. 124.

[vii] Ibid. p. 119.

 

 

Bob Livingston

is an ultra-conservative American and author of The Bob Livingston Letter™, founded in 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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  • s c

    Don’t take it personally, Bob. Central bankers do what they do to a) get and keep power b) ‘spread the wealth’ to their American and foreign friends c) buy politicians and d) dumb-down average Americans via an inferior education system. Most Americans won’t admit that we have serious problems until there’s blood and destruction in the streets.
    Your article gives people the basics of what they need to know. I think we should concentrate on telling Americans what has been done to their kids and future generations. Without trying to be an utter pessimist, I see another civil war in our future.
    Other readers may see other possibilities. I hope
    I’m wrong, but central bankers and other subhuman vermin have had too many advantages for too long to see that leverage disappear in a few months or years. The #1 problem remains how to get Americans to understand and admit the truth before it’s too late.

    • Al Sieber

      That’s putting it mildly.

    • JC

      “The powers of financial capitalism had (a) far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent meetings and conferences. The apex of the systems was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland; a private bank owned and controlled by the world’s central banks which were themselves private corporations. Each central bank… sought to dominate its government by its ability to control Treasury loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence cooperative politicians by subsequent economic rewards in the business world.” ~ Professor Carrol Quigley, CFR Member

      • Jeryl

        So true, JC. However, I believe that the majority of the people will not ever be willing to acknowledge the truth of what you say. A revolution is coming, but it will eventually only take us deeper into a world federalist government. We should stand up and be counted, but in the end the one-world government will come.

        • JC

          Of course they’ll come. They have every intention of enslaving and culling our numbers. What will your (our) reaction be to that?

          • Jeryl

            Oh, I certainly plan to take a stand for the Republic, but I just don’t believe the majority of Americans will do so. Most of them have their heads so far into the sand that they have no idea what’s going on and don’t want to know.

          • JC

            There’s a lot more of us than you think Jeryl…
            Educate people every chance you get though.

          • James

            I agree with Jeryl. When the Founders reacted to British imperialism and declared our independence, most colonists thought they were crazy. Most commenters on this website don’t like what is happening to our country, and advocate doing something about it, but we are a small minority. Most Americans agree with what the federal government is doing, or is attempting to do, and if our group revolts, they will be against us. They will think and do as the major media guides them.

          • JC

            Well James, I guess your beat before you start.
            Everybody will react when UN troops start dragging them out of their homes. So try and keep your eye on the ball and educate people.
            Either your in for the long run or you aren’t…

          • Angel Wannabe

            Jc, James and Jeryl, Frankly when the Founders Declared our Independemce, They didn’t have drones to deal with, Satellite Intelligence & Imagery, and every kind of weapondry they’re is protecting the TPTB. What is it exactly are we supposed to do to stop this?

          • JC

            Angel, first of all, we need to count on the idea that fellow Americans would not unleash that on us. Secondly, do you want to live in a world under a New World Order of slavery? They seem intent on killing many of us off anyway…so we’re back to square one…
            Liberty or Death.

          • Angel Wannabe

            Jc, Well honestly I’m on your side, but I didn’t hear an answer to my question?__Sadly JC, we’re not the America we used to be, there is some folks with true american spirit among the boomer era, but it was more our parents and grandparents generation, that had kahunas.
            The America we remember, is still in the hearts of those who’ve lived it, and know what it’s to really be free and prosper, but, short of divined intervention and/or someone HONESTLY taking over the voting process, we’re f-ed!__I’m not a defeatist, quite the contrary, that’s just facts for me!

          • metalflyer11

            I am with you 100% JC. We have to educate the masses. Even though I understand the sentiment of some here but I believe that We The People have the power in numbers. The elite know this and they are terrified of the awakening. This is why they seem to be rushing things now.

            The only thing that bothers me is what will they do if we ever have them cornered & exposed with no way out. Most of these elite are so greedy & irrational that they will be capable to create a caos with nukes, HAARP, weaponozed viruses, GMO contamination, etc.. in the US or around the world to make sure that if they can not win then nobody does. This is why reaching out to the Police & Military is so important and I know many are awake.

            NO FEAR… LIBERTY or DEATH….

        • James Andrews

          We can NEVER allow a one-world governmnent to exist, ever! We must fight them at al costs, including blood if necessary. This would without a doubt be the downfall of mankind.

          • bob wire

            Hmm? well one world government is going to happen at some point in human history.

            You speak of “downfalls” ~ well? sure! there will be many!

            There will be things that fall and things that rise up. You surly don’t expect the world to stay the same for your convenience do you? Considering you would be twice dead a 100 years, I falling to see your overriding concerns as being relevant.

            Where is the faith in your god, your children, your principles that you pass forward? Where a little Christian Faith when you need it?

            And Mr. Livingston, it would perhaps be a grand thing if everyone understood such matter as banking and money matters for the purpose of voting. But allow us to be realistic, that’s not going to happen.

            Many for us place trust in others about things that we simply don’t know and understand.

            So here again, we are getting back to faith and trust issues.

            I don’t understand banking and finical matters well but I can build you a nice house. You can trust me for that as I must trust my attorney, bookkeeper or doctor.

            When we need a rabbit pulled out of a hat, let us look for a musician as a carpenter will poorly serve.

            You would want me to fret over matters I have little or no control. A human life time is brief, I will not fret over such matters. I’ll let you do it for me as you seem to enjoy the job. If I can help with something other then just fretting and wringing my hands , let me know.

          • Joe H.

            bob wire,
            you demonstrate why your type of thinking is whackked! you look to pull a rabbitt out of a hat by calling a musician while you SHOULD be calling a MAGICIAN!! A MUSICIAN won’t help you much, and as such is your way of thinking, I wouldn’t call you to build me a house, either!!

        • ernest

          Jeryl” its already here the banks are ( the one-world-goverment )

          • JUKEBOX

            If people realized how many billions of dollars of our taxpayer money are pumped into the International Monetary Fund with virtually no repayment, their eyes should be opened, but there are too many people who don’t care, as long as they can use their plastic card. People like George Soros and George Kaiser are the ones who are stealing the American Treasury blind with the help of Obama, Geithner, Corzine and their minions.

      • JC

        “It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.” ~ Henry Ford

      • skip

        I hope the country wakes up in time – we are absolutely enslaved by big banking, Wall Street, the selfish portion of the hyperwealthy (not the Bloombergs, Gates, Buffetts, etc. who are philanthropy oriented), big oil, and those who purposefully and greedily move our manufacturing base off shore e.g. Whirlpool, big electronics, etc. But the country is unaware, undereducated, has no idea that we are in 2011, not 1946, and we are firing teachers right and left, and it might well take two generations to catch up with the rest of the world that has eclipsed us. The lessons of history, of political systems, of geography simply are not taught to the overwhelming majority of Americans. The so -called “best and brightest’” go onto Wall Street to work over the rest of us in spades, creating these weird financial products which provide nothing for the rest of us, empower and make wealthy those who create them, which not even they understand, and which ruined our country, eliminated any semblance of morality, and which will destroy the future for our children and grandchildren. This is neither capitalism, nor free markets, nor democracy – it is pure and simple thievery and and economic and political thuggery. Elections are a farce – they are purchased one way or another, and even the Supreme Court has been purchased lock, stock, and barrel. The first priority of our elected officials, with rare exception, is to get re-elected, and with a 2 year cycle for the House of Representatives, there is no hope for anything resembling a long term vision or plan. We 99%ers are goners unless we really lean into the wind and demand accountability to us voters, not to the wealthy entrenched interests.

        • s c

          skip, WHERE did you get the idea that teachers are being fired right and left? That sounds like something The Anointed One would say. The ONLY way a lot of teachers would be fired for any reason would be a move by The Anointed Reject to try and replace them with UNION teachers.
          Taking kids OUT of public schools is the #1 best way to make it obvious that union teachers are worthless. Homeschool, church school or private school. Everything else is CRAP.

          • alex

            since the main thing being taught in public schools is comunisum we would be better off if all public school teachers were fired

    • Jeryl

      You have some very good thoughts, S C, but I don’t believe the majority of Americans will wake up at all, until it’s too late. Most people just can’t believe that anyone, especially the leaders which they elected, could be so insidious – so evil. They will continue to hide their heads in the sand until it’s too late. Then, they’ll make up another excuse why they couldn’t/shouldn’t act. The progressives have turned the last two generations of public school students into sheep.

      • http://radiodynamo.com/ Haggard

        It happened long before the last two decades or generations. It has been going on for a hundred years.

        The reality of it is, we cannot vote them out and if we do the new crew is just bought and paid for again.

        I doubt there is a view of this blog that is not a Social Security customer and has been all of their lives. Each and everyone is a follower of the public foo system in that we all do just what we are told without question as if someone had some kind of authority over us. I would ask where did they get and when, if it is so. I contend it does not and never has existed. IF this is so, then why does everyone continue to act as if there is? Because we are all sheeple. Where is the black sheep moving away from the cliff the rest are rushing to fall over?

        I don’t have the answer, but I am sure it will show up when it is need the mostest.

    • Tazio2013

      It is indeed too late and I offer the following for your consideration:

      In my considered opinion, the only socio-politico-econo-financial message worth paying attention to is the libertarian message with Ron Paul being the current spokesperson and poster boy. Both poles of the Republikrat Hegelian Dialectic; i.e., left leaning loonies vs white wing wackos, are nothing more than Republikrat Kabuki Theater infotainments for the sheeple/masses/hoi poloi, call them what you may. IMCO, once the silliness/foolishness of Cain and Parry is removed from the SPEF scene, the election will be between BHO and Willard “Mittens” Romney and, once again, a Republikrat will win and the US SPEF system will continue to circle the drain because that’s the way The Powers That Be want it to be. The white wing wackos and blow-dried white guys spinning the standard neocon Republican line denies the simple fact that it is a very small group – estimated to be fewer than 1/10,000 of 1% – that has controlled and manipulated the US SPEF system since 1913. If you haven’t yet seen “V for Vendetta”, I suggest you do so.

      Sapere Aude!

      Semper fi!

      • Bob M

        And that is a major reason why people don’t vote. The candidates have already been picked, it’s a choice between two sides of the same coin. Every election cycle I look at my choices and ask;
        IS THIS THE BEST WE CAN DO?
        Rather than passivly debating the poor choices we are presented with; Obama vs Romney, who will do the least damage, we need to find a way to advance a candidate who will represent the people.

        • Iva Raggon

          Ron Paul – real integrity

          • alex

            don’t you ron paul nutcases realize what will if iran gets the nukes they are working so hard to get this country won’t last six months

        • DaveH

          What I want to know is how the MSM can continue to ignore Ron Paul in the face of his straw poll wins. When will people quit watching the biased products of the Propagandists?
          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:GOP_Straw_Poll_Results_2012.svg

          • bob wire

            I was noticing that last night. ~ Some of the better minds in international politics are offing him support while simpler minds scoff.

            I hope that he manage to get the message out soon enough that it might serve him well.

      • Steve T.

        AGREED Ron Paul is the man.

        But whether or not he is elected is not the issue, the point is “remember his message, act on it, remind who ever gets in that ‘we the people’ want what he RON wants” It amuses me how many people vote for a man(woman) with an idea, that person happens to NOT get voted in and the idea is lost.

        How about a little disconnect. The election is coming to serve one purpose, that is,
        it’s to point out ALL that’s wrong and come up with solutions to ALL the problems.
        Its up to us to listen, and remember.

        HOW do you do that? Well, listen to all sides, not to criticize, but to learn.

        Learn the problems, learn the solutions, learn the consequences, then “REMEMBER ”

        Remember what you have learned and who ever wins, make sure they know what you know.

        Two things from Angel wannabe’s suggested link

        “The Key..Wake Yourself Up Fully And Everyone Around You!”

        and “Conscious Truth Cannot Be Stopped!”

        And contrary to your post citing the “V” manifest, the day should read NOV 6 2012. Yes “together,voting each their own conscience ” but with the collective will for change……

        Also re…. “very small group – estimated to be fewer than 1/10,000 of 1%”
        If its SO small, and they don’t seem to be a help, maybe its time to ask them to leave,
        along with corporations that would rather exploit third world labor, (bring the jobs home, not
        just some of them, all of them,and if a corporation wants to make huge profits overseas, tax them
        110% when they come home….. silly i know but it was worth a shot.)

        And oh yea, contrary to some ways of thinking that our problems are not about CLASS, in fact
        this may in fact be the only issue…. the widening gap.

        http://www.businessinsider.com/richard-wilkinson-on-how-inequality-screws-societies-up-2011-11

        NOTICE USA in all of his examples is “batting 100″ in the “worst” area, and if you follow his line of reasoning, not because “WE’RE THE RICHEST NATION IN THE WORLD” but because we have allowed the gap between the wealthiest and the poorest in this country to become way the hell too big….

        “Tuam libera mentem”

        ps i don’t know what ‘SPEF’ stands for.

        • Tazio2013

          Thanks for the outstanding “TED” video: I shall forward it to my open-minded, clear-thinking, freedom-loving friends.

          SPEF = socio-political-econo-financial, as in the US SPEF system.

          Tazio

        • Tazio2013

          Steve T.,

          You may be interested in the following:

          The Backfire Effect from “You Are Not So Smart: A Celebration of Self-Delusion” by David McRaney

          The Misconception: When your beliefs are challenged with facts, you alter your opinions and incorporate the new information into your thinking.

          The Truth: When your deepest convictions are challenged by contradictory evidence, your beliefs get stronger.

          In 2006, Brendan Nyhan and Jason Reifler at The University of Michigan and Georgia State University created fake newspaper articles about polarizing political issues. The articles were written in a way which would confirm a widespread misconception about certain ideas in American politics. As soon as a person read a fake article, researchers then handed over a true article which corrected the first. For instance, one article suggested the United States found weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. The next said the U.S. never found them, which was the truth. Those opposed to the war or who had strong liberal leanings tended to disagree with the original article and accept the second. Those who supported the war and leaned more toward the conservative camp tended to agree with the first article and strongly disagree with the second. These reactions shouldn’t surprise you. What should give you pause though is how conservatives felt about the correction. After reading that there were no WMDs, they reported being even more certain than before there actually were WMDs and their original beliefs were correct.

          http://youarenotsosmart.com/2011/06/10/the-backfire-effect/

          • Steve T.

            Very interesting i will “check it out” HUMAN PSYCHOLOGY should be a mandatory course in high school

            along with ………….

            Wonder if politics isn’t just an complicated extension of HANDEDNESS? Say Dextro for Conservative, and

            Sinistro for Liberal. I’m pretty sure whole religious thing is related to it.

            Would be just too easy an assumption, but sure would explain some of my problems, I’m ambidextrous,
            write with the left throw with the right, catch and bat either……

            and thanks for info on SPEF

        • DaveH

          The Gap is widening, Steve, because Big Government is sucking up our financial and natural resources. The Rich can deal with it by greasing the palms of their favorite Politicians. It’s not so easy for the middle class to deal with Government theft. We are going the way that countries always go as Government Grows — down the tubes. No egalitarian scheme is going to change that. It would only make it worse. Socialism always fails whether it stems from a military state or a welfare state.
          The best that we can do is get Government out of our Marketplaces, so that people can trade with who they want, work for who they want, start the businesses they want or whatever other things that people do voluntarily. Government should only be involved to protect people from force or fraud.
          One of the most prosperous times in recent history came in the 1950s when Government spent only 23% of our GDP, compared to the 40% they now spend. Big Government is the Problem, Not the Solution.

      • speedle

        Hey Tazio, why don’t you describe the profile of a “white wing wacko” for those of us not in the know? I understand what left leaning loonies are, and for that matter I even recognize paranoid isolationist Neanderthals. But I am not real sure about WWWs. Help me out here.

        • Tazio2013

          It’s my attempt to inject a bit of levity into the current Republikrat Hegelian Dialectic so, substitute “right” for “white” and, with the vast majority on the “right” being “white”, it made LLL vs WWW catchy, fair and balanced.

          • Joe H.

            Taz,
            I suggest you do some research into the ratio of blacks vs whites in the right wing. There are a lot more than you think!

    • roderick usher

      “Ron Paul will never be elected president, the powers that be will make sure that he is not elected!” – Dagger

      You might be right. If so, we will go into irreversible decline, perhaps under Obama, or Romney – there’s very little difference between the two, other than style and packaging.

      Yeah, the majority will sleepwalk, unaware that they’ve been repeatedly warned. People hear what they want to hear, and believe what they want to believe. That is why Oprah Winfrey and Jerry Springer “made it.” The worst human vice is the desire to get something for nothing, and our particular American shortcoming is wanting to have things both ways. R.U.

      • Jeryl

        A commentary I recently read called that the “normalcy bias.” People had rather believe the feel good explanations than peel back the surface and expose the evil beneath.

        • http://www.jimharrisinsurance.com Jim

          I read the ‘normalcy bias’ thing too – GOOD article.

          Talked about how the Jews in Germany had ben prospering there for years, and they NEVER thought anything would change. As warning signs began to surface, they ignored them – ‘We will be as we always have been…’

          So it is in this nation; as one other poster here said — ‘Sheeple’ just cannot BELIEVE that those in the power seats could be so insidious, and unconcerned about the individual.
          With the power elite, it’s ALL about GAINING WEALTH AT ANY COST.
          Lives mean nothing. Some just cannot accept that there are people like that in this world, much less that THEY are IN CONTROL.

    • Rayma Dorsa

      Thats why they have “dumbed down” Americans in our schools & Colleges,they got to us through our children,However I believe America is waking up,but it may be to late.It is true a lot of Americans don’t vote..what they don’t realize is that is thier voice.I am 79 and never missed a vote.I have watched the change taking place and I hope & pray that on 11/11/11 when they march to the capitol.there will be people with them as many as possible should go,I believe through our youth we MUST re-educate them to see what they have been taught is WRONG. American HIstory is a very precious part of America,when you think of the bravery of Americans to be FREE and how this country began UNDER GOD. I believe if we came up with the history of America and put it in “comic book form” they would read it and I would pass it out to all the youths and the very end I would tell them “THIS IS THE TRUTH OF AMERICA’S BEGINNING,HELD FROM YOU & LIED TO YOU BY THE ‘EVIL EMPIRE BANKER’S’ It may sound like a joke,However it may just work! But you got to get the Union Thugs in there also…as the “blood sucking” Army…Never know it might work to awake the “sleeperss” up.

      • JUKEBOX

        The UNION PERVERT teachers involved fourth graders in their demonstration at the State Capitol in Wisconsin the other day, and I consider that as the most outrageous form of “BRAINWASHING” our easily misled young people. This is the same type of orientation that the Muslims use in many countries to insure their POWER BASE. This is where the “TERRORISTS” come from, and unfortunately our country is fast approaching the same situation, with the help of Soros, Obama, and the “PROGRESSIVE” power structure.

  • Angel Wannabe

    Bob, Good Article!__Those of us who believe we’ve been railroaded by the Fed have spread the news far and wide to those who would listen. But it’s “still” like leading a horse to water, you just can’t make them drink! You can’t teach people experience either. Each generation has tried to educate the other through families, but if they’re not listening, or taking heed, its futile.
    The internet has reached a few more than mere gossip can do, but its still in the hands of the reader, as to whether or not they beleive, that the elites have made slaves out of us and continue to do so.
    As to Ron Paul, I have to agree that Ron Pauls record stands alone on Constitutionality. But the Lame Stream Media are not going to give him a pass. Quite frankly its going to take a Divine intervention to get him in the office of President. He is not the elite pick and they fear him. My concern is if Paul does happen to win the nomination, that TPTB would pull a JFK on him. Anyone that’s challenged them we’re done away with in one way or another.

    • Al Sieber

      I agree on that, they could pull a JFK on him.

      • Joe H.

        Al & Angel,
        that is my biggest concern with Paul as he has said all along he wants to first audit, then do away with the FED!! to this day, I believe that is what killed JFK!

    • Angel Wannabe

      Here’s a good uplifting article I read this morning, thought I’d pass it along!

      http://beforeitsnews.com/story/1331/776/Are_The_Elites_On_The_Run.html?currentSplittedPage=0

      • Jeryl

        It was a good article, Angel, but the freedom of the internet may soon be a thing of the past. Obama has plans to turn over control of the internet to the United Nations. Right now, it is basically housed in the USA, but if the UN gains control, they could then start ferreting out opposition to the one world government. Sound far-fetched, it isn’t.

        • Angel Wannabe

          Jeryl, all of which I’m well aware.

        • Joe H.

          Jeryl,
          his people have already suggested a control switch for the internet. It IS on his agenda!!!

      • Angel Wannabe
        • JeffH

          Angel Wannabe, thanks for the links. I finally subscribed and look forward to the updates and articles from beforeitsnews.com.

          • Angel Wannabe

            Jeffh, it’s pretty decent site, but like everything else ya have filter them out!

          • JeffH

            Angel, that’s a given these days. I’ve got so many subscriptions to filter through every day it gets tiresome but it’s necessary in order to stay informed.

    • DaveH

      In the case of Ron Paul, they would make a martyr out of him if they did kill him because everybody knows that Ron Paul stands against the Establishment Elite and for Constitutional Freedom, unlike “Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country” JFK.
      I saw through that line of bull when I was 13 years old. Even then I knew that Freedom meant LESS GOVERNMENT, NOT MORE.

  • Free Mind

    So why don’t we pull a JFK on them? It really is past time for talk, comments and rigged elections.
    You know the Founding Fathers would be acting by now.

  • http://www.gillysrooms.blogspot.com Gilly

    Good article, but the those who truly understand the effects of inflation should know of the number of ways to not only protect themselves from inflation, but also benefit from it before we start to get deflation. Deflation might be hitting the European countries sooner than they think as the banks start to de-leverage their rations of loans to reserves. Who is going to be mad enough to lend any real money to the Greeks as they winge and try to squirm out of their liabilities by changing Prime Minister…reshuffling the chairs on the titanic all it is. Nations like the Greeks cannot, MUST NOT get away with a default without any serious financial pain, otherwise every borrower in Europe and the USA will decide to live it up now because they also will be able to get away with it in the future. BAD MOVE BOYS. The Greeks must pay and the world should not let the politicians get away by stalling while the voters are made to think there will be a magical solution to their financial lazyiness.

    • DaveH

      Oh sure, and bailing out the Greeks with other peoples’ money is going to work better? Throwing good money after bad is never the solution.
      The smartest thing anybody could do is to let the Greeks default and pay the price for their profligate ways.

      • Joe H.

        DaveH,
        It’s kinda like having a brother with a bad gambling habit. Instead of getting him help(changing the spending habits of your government) you just keep bailing him out. sooner or later you BOTH go under!!!

  • Marlen

    Good article. Too bad that only a few us even attempt to understand.
    All to many will never read it. Their attention span is too short.

  • http://aol.com sean murrey ILLIniois

    A lot of people hide thier heads in the sand alot of them are scared of obummers govenment this old guy isnt.

  • mickey

    I agree. Things are to a point that obama is more visible. OTOH, too many are on drugs of one kind or another (legal and illegal) to want to give them up. I hardly know anyone that isn’t on something, sad, but try to tell an older person they may have to go without their “life saving” drug.

    We all worked when younger, now we have these California kids that do nothing “all rights and no responsibilities”.

    The zero tolerance in school is about to send a kid to jail for hugging a fellow student. Real threat there. Another faces 8 yrs for a prank.

    I listened to a commentary from the author of “Confessions of an Economic Hitman”. The interference the US had in other country’s borrowing to fix infrastructure projects where our corps received the money and the country incurred the bills they could not repay. Sound familiar? “Shovel ready jobs”?

    If economics didn’t work then we used assassination. Ghadaffi wanted to change his monetary system away from the IMF, create his own, and not exchange oil in terms of the US $1.

  • AJ

    “They could pull a JFK on him?” WTF they certainly would without hesitation.

  • roderick usher

    I’ve been in this fight for years. I won’t quit, but I am tired. So much is at stake, that I have to push these thoughts to the back of my mind several times a day.

    When all is said and done, we’re just passing through. If I didn’t believe that, I couldn’t go on living. If you fight long enough, and hard enough, with little to show for it “at the end of the day,” your thoughts shift towards eschatology. At least, that’s my experience.

    I recall something I heard as a young man from a girlfriend – “people get the kind of government they deserve.” If they won’t listen, won’t educate themselves, or even care, let them suffer the consequences. I hate to be a cynic, but what other choice is there? If I didn’t allow some of it, I’d go nuts. R.U.

    • Jeryl

      Rod, you’re right. These things must come to pass, and pass they will. But there’s going to be a lot of pain before it comes to an end. Too few people have awakened to make a difference. The “ten righteous” cannot be found. But, we have to continue to fight against the darkness until we step into the light.

  • Terry

    It will have to get worse befor it gets better, most of the finist American patriots are gone or about gone those that lived befor us and believed in American Principals.Im not sure where this Democracy thing started, which is nothing but majoriy rule, Disreguarding you fundimental rights. We are suposed to be a republic under the constitution. Communism should be Outlawed in America As it is so destructive and alian to our way of life.

    • DaveH

      Communism wouldn’t be a threat, Terry, if we stuck to the form of Republic that our wise founders designed for us. Sure, some states might have adopted it, but then their economies would have quickly declined and the surrounding states would have learned from the Communist States’ experience. We can jawbone all day long, but in the end Experience is the Best Teacher.
      The problem came when the people first allowed the Federal Government to usurp its Constitutional constraints in the mid-1800s, and then was greatly accelerated under the Wilson Administration 100 years ago.
      We need to get our Constitutional State Sovereignty back and shrink the Federal Government dramatically. Of the Republican Candidates, there are only two who want that and one of them has been effectively silenced (Gary Johnson).
      Ron Paul 2012!
      http://www.ronpaul2012.com/the-issues/ron-paul-plan-to-restore-america/

  • Iris

    When ‘words’ do not get through to demonstrate the issue, only reality will get through. In other words, nothing will change for the better until it changes dramatically for the worse. I do not see any chance of Ron Paul becoming president. I do not see any dramatic shift that will change the course we are on. The Occupiers are an example of what the world is in for…tents in the street and chaos, drugs, rapes, murders…all the ‘fun’ things these young people have watched on TV. Nothing will get through until the food runs out…IT WILL.

    • http://google Marvin McCardle

      So Iris, all the occupiers are now rapists, druggies and other ill witted people. When I first started reading this article and the responses, I was impressed with the knowledge of what people had to say. Then as usual, the right wing crap is brought in. I am sick of reading nothing about the articles and only what the tea partiers think of the dems or Obama. This article made it clear, it does not matter who is in office. The real people are those associated with the federal reserve. We were sold out many years ago and it is time for the good people of the world to get rid of the scum who are the real threat to society. The federal reserve has to go and the scum who want to control our every move, the greedy bankers and the filthy rich of this world who through inflation have stolen all of what our forefathers left us.

      • Angel Wannabe

        Well Marvin, quite frankly_ if your tired of all the right wing crap, your more than welcome to take a flying leap over to left wing huff-po, as you happen to be on a Conservative Site and it is what BobL and the rest of us serve__DOH_lol!

      • JeffH

        Marvin McCardle, you’re not to bright are you. On one hand your little scolding of Iris over her perception of the OWS crowd is no different than your identifying the posters that critisize the Dems and Obama as the “tea party”.

        H-Y-P-O-C-R-I-T ‘Nuff said!

      • Joe H.

        marvin,
        no, not 100% of ANY croud is what the majority of it is. There is a great many in OWS( which BTW stands for Our Weak Senses) that are scuzz buckets!! I’m sure there are a few there that don’t even realize WHAT it wants to accomplish. Hell, That would almost take in the ENTIRETY of them as they really don’t stand for ANYTHING worth while!!

  • Henry Ledbetter

    A divine act is not impossible but why should He? Ultimately it is The Lord that raises up Kings and can remove them any time He pleases. If we were a righteous nation He would raise up a righteous President

    • Jeryl

      True, Henry. This is no longer a righteous nation. Our nation has officially asked God to “take a hike.” I can’t help but believe that the end is nearer than thought.

      • JUKEBOX

        With the latest revelations from Penn State, it is clear that our country is going in the direction of Sodom & Gomorrah.

        • Angel Wannabe

          Jukebox__ yeah that just makes me sick to my stomach!_ I look at our Grandson and wonder, why in the name of God would anyone find a child sexually attractive.__ No trial for these b*stards, if found guilty, stringem’ up!

          • Joe H.

            Angel Wannabe,
            I would consider it an honor to slap the horse on the rump!!! Let ‘im swing! I can say without ANY hesitation tha if it was my kid they wouldn’t need a trial!!

  • Dagger

    Ron Paul will never be elected president, the powers that be will make sure that he is not elected!

  • Joan

    This is one of the best explanations of why the Federal Reserve needs to go! Only Ron Paul gets it! The rest of the group are more of the same and will lead us down the road to total destruction! RON PAUL 2012!!

  • Lori

    Ron Paul understands the destruction of our American society by the Federal Reserve. Paul is fully aware of the existence of the Bilderberg Group, their control of the world, and the disappearance of all the gold from Ft. Knox. The elites fear him, including both Dems and Repubs. They will not select him, continuing to have the media call him “crazy”, though he has been winning in the straw polls.

    The younger generation, through the internet, are learning of how the elites like Soros, Kissinger, Bernanke etc. are weaving their control over our finance, war, unions, anything to create crisis throughout this world. Their next plan is war against Iran so they can continue to increase their wealth by selling their war arms and get control of Iran’s oil, just like they got Iraq’s oil. Afghanistan for the drugs and rich mineral sources.

  • Tazio2013

    And for those PLD readers unfamiliar with “V for Vendetta”, here is the opening monologue:

    V: Good evening, London. Allow me first to apologize for this interruption. I do, like many of you, appreciate the comforts of every day routine- the security of the familiar, the tranquility of repetition. I enjoy them as much as any bloke. But in the spirit of commemoration, thereby those important events of the past usually associated with someone’s death or the end of some awful bloody struggle, a celebration of a nice holiday, I thought we could mark this November the 5th, a day that is sadly no longer remembered, by taking some time out of our daily lives to sit down and have a little chat. There are of course those who do not want us to speak. I suspect even now, orders are being shouted into telephones, and men with guns will soon be on their way. Why? Because while the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn’t there? Cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission. How did this happen? Who’s to blame? Well certainly there are those more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable, but again truth be told, if you’re looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror. I know why you did it. I know you were afraid. Who wouldn’t be? War, terror, disease. There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense. Fear got the best of you, and in your panic you turned to the now high chancellor, Adam Sutler. He promised you order, he promised you peace, and all he demanded in return was your silent, obedient consent. Last night I sought to end that silence. Last night I destroyed the Old Bailey, to remind this country of what it has forgotten. More than four hundred years ago a great citizen wished to embed the fifth of November forever in our memory. His hope was to remind the world that fairness, justice, and freedom are more than words, they are perspectives. So if you’ve seen nothing, if the crimes of this government remain unknown to you then I would suggest you allow the fifth of November to pass unmarked. But if you see what I see, if you feel as I feel, and if you would seek as I seek, then I ask you to stand beside me one year from tonight, outside the gates of Parliament, and together we shall give them a fifth of November that shall never, ever be forgot.

    Sapere Aude!

    Semper fi!

  • CP

    I only have one comment for Iris and her like. If you are so sure these “Occupiers” ARE rapists and thieves and murderers, call the local police department and tell them what you know. Please take a good look at your neighbor before you accuse him of being what you so apparently hate. For others in here, no, I am NOT a right whing nut, as some would have me, nor am I a liberal lay down in the street to stop the tanks type either. I hear some good ideas on here, then they are over ridden by those who want only what fits for the extremes of their preferences.

    • Joe H.

      CP,
      What do you call a person that defecates in open public? what do you call a couple that deal drugs from a temt while their two year old is IN said tent? what do YOU call a person that exposes themself to the public including children? What do YOU call people that accost passers-by that do nothing except to try and ignore them? Urinating in the streets, defecating on a police car, making a public park unuseable by the taxpayers. Just WHAT THE HELL DO YOUCALL IT??? All this has been documented on film or by arrests for said CRIMES!

  • Sharon

    We need candidate to challenge BO’s elgibility to run in 2012…Paul should be Sec. of Treasury or Fed.Reserve Chairman,..But not Romney b-cuz of Romneycare, not P erry b-cuz of illegal immigration, not Bachmann b-cuz she needs to be Speaker of House, check out Laurie Roth. for President. We need to get frauds & crooks out of our Government!!

  • SMSgt Z retired Nam 68
    • Joe H.

      sgtZ,
      So? She just did what Dave H and a few others of us have been saying when we speak of letting capitalism work. SHE CHANGED BANKS!! The bank in question when faced with losing customers, dropped the fees!! See, it works!!!

  • Capitalist at Birth

    Although Ron Paul is correct in his assessment of the Federal Reserve, he is not electable, end of story. His mistake is his off the charts statements regarding foreign policy. While I agree with some of his thoughts regarding our foreign entanglements, I think it is somewhat idiotic to think that we can ever tolerate a nuclear Iran. Newt Gingrich is the most intelligent of all of the candidates for the Republican nomination for President. None of the other candidates can hold a candle to his intellect and his ability to articulate those ideas into spoken words. When Paul fails to get the Republican nomination, what will you do?

    • JC

      Gee, I guess we should just vote for the lesser of two evils…again!
      That seems to be working pretty well, right?

    • don

      you state: “While I agree with some of his thoughts regarding our foreign entanglements, I think it is somewhat idiotic to think that we can ever tolerate a nuclear Iran.”

      Please explain why not? Keep in mind that we have a nuclear Russia, India, China, etcccc……….and most of the countries surrounding IRAN have nuclear arms, so please tell us why IRAN would be so detrimental to the U.S. if it had one. Who is the U.S. to decide who can and who cannot have nuclear capabilities, anyway? We may not like the idea of Iran having a nuke, but RP is correct in stating that the U.S. should stop getting involved. Israel can take care of IRAN without a problem, and they may do so. It is time the U.S. took care of business at home, while it still can. It may be too late very soon.

      So, explain to me why it is the U.S. business to “take care of Iran”. You think they will send a nuke to the U.S.? Really? You think IRAN is suicidal? If so, then perhaps the “idiotic” statement is yours, and not Ron Pauls.

      • Capitalist at Birth

        Think Israel. Were you aware that Iran is selling the technology for medium range missiles to Chavez that could reach the U.S.? They are also setting up Hezbollah type training camps with him as well. If you think that it is okay for every nation state in the world to have nuclear weapons, Cuba for example, your thoughts and ideas are as idiotic as Ron Paul’s.

      • Capitalist at Birth

        You did not answer my question, as to what you would do when Paul does not receive the Republican nomination. Where is your answer.

    • Angel Wannabe

      Capitalist at Birth, I agree about some of Paul’s Foreign Policies. I friggin’ hate the fact that the US is the policemen for the world. I hate perpetual war, but should we or can we sit here, and stare Iran in the face, knowing that Ahmadinejad is close to having a nuke or more realistically already has one?

      • Capitalist at Birth

        Unfortunately, it is the nature of the beast. I don’t think we need our forces spread out all over the world, as they currently are. I would reduce the number and places except for air bases. We can use the drones. They are expensive, but probably more economical than ground forces, to kill and destroy our enemies and the enemies of free markets. If we do not insure the free travel on the high seas or the air the whole world could slide into a world wide depression. That is the only reason to exert our strength around the globe.

    • JeffH

      Capitalist, I guess you feel that if you keep repeating your anti-Paul message it will become fact. You may not like him nor his policies but I’ll take a great constitutionalist like Ron Paul over he BIG GOVERNMENT intellect any day of the week. I’ll not become a fool or be fooled by Gingrich or his political intellect. In the end, he’s still a BIG GOVERNMENT politician.

      In Jusne of 2011 Newt began calling for an audit of the Fedral Reserve. During an August 2011 debate, Speaker Gingrich stated that while the Fed should be controlled, he did not support ending the Fed. He stated that having some kind of central bank is an important part of how you deal with monetary policy in the modern world, but having Chairman Bernanke deal with hundreds of billions of dollars, some estimates as much as $16 trillion in secret is profoundly against a free society.

      You see, Newt Gingrich isn’t about changing the status quo despite what you may believe. He wants to audit the Fed but he completely believes in the central banking system and the Federal Reserve.

      He isn’t about a free society, he’s more interested in controlling a free society through a central banking system.

      Wake up and smell the coffe.

      • Capitalist at Birth

        You did not answer my question as to what you would do when Paul does not receive the nomination, nor run as third party candidate, which he said yesterday he would not do. Where is your answer?

        • JeffH

          I will write Paul’s name in and cast my vote for him. It’s really that simple! Why should I waste my vote on a Big Governement candidate that has no intention of following the constitution, will continue to prop up the crony-capitalists, the Fed and the central banks, continue to keep us at war not only abroad but against the people and the very principles this country was founded upon.

          I have no desire to become a submissive to socialism, communism, progressivism or Marxism. My loyalties lie with the Constitution of the United States of America, one nation under God, indivisable with liberty and justice for all.

          • JeffH

            Capatalist, my question to you is…will you submit yourself to serfdom or will you support the Constitution and the only candidate that has a long history of the same? No doubletalk just a straight yes or no!

    • http://none RPaul or same ol’

      If Ron does not get the Repub nomination, I’ll vote for him on the Libertarian ticket. Jesse Ventura says if Ron would have him as running mate that he would be Ron’s best life insurance policy because they damn sure don’t want him as President. Bob, GREAT ARTICLE!!! How can we get more eyeballs to friggin’ read it?

    • Joe H.

      Capitalist at birth,
      Iran is a non worry. If and when they achieve nuke capacity, they will be taken out by Isriael!!

  • FreedomFighter

    What is the last thing used to fix central banking system failure:

    WAR

    The New World Order factions want to reduce world populations by some 90 percent, they own the central banks, and WAR accomplishes both.

    Keep your eyes on the middle east, esp IRAN, all the prophets say so.

    Prepare for the worst, hope for the best

    Laus Deo
    Semper Fi

  • Mike Lowenstein

    I agree with Ron Paul on everything he says about the economy. However, he is totally wrong on foreign affairs. While it is nice to say that there is no reason why Iran should not have nuclear weapons, the fact is that Iran is the only country that has made it policy to destroy another State. They are not restrained by any moral feelings of right or wrong. Only by hate for another people. It will do no good for the US to solve our economic problems if the world is being destroyed in a nuclear war. So while Ron Paul is intelligent and sees the solution to our economic problems, he would be a terrible president when it comes to foreign policy. How bout a candidate who understands the world and Ron Paul as Secretary of the Treasury. There’s something I could vote for.

    • http://www.boblivingstonletter.com/ Bob Livingston

      Dear Mike Lowenstein,

      You are correct. Iran is the only country that has made it a policy to destroy another State. Like when they attacked Iraq… oh wait, that was the U.S. And when they attacked Libya… oh wait, that was the U.S. too. What about when they attacked Yemen? Oh wait, that was the U.S. What about Pakistan? Oh wait, that was the U.S. too. What about that attack in Congo, Sudan, CAR and Uganda? Oh wait. Darn. There goes that theory.

      Best wishes,
      Bob

      P.S. All made possible by the Federal Reserve.

      • JC

        Well said! :)

      • Jay

        And soon, Iran will be added to the list, courtesy of the banksters!

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HbEUnd1iqQ

      • 45caliber

        Bob:

        THere is a slight difference between what he said and what you said. We didn’t set out to destroy another country – just change the government. Iran wants to destroy Israel in that it wants to kill every person there. You should consider the difference.

        • Jay

          Israel is more then capable of defending itself 45!

        • http://www.boblivingstonletter.com/ Bob Livingston

          Dear 45caliber,

          You write: “We didn’t set out to destroy another country – just change the government.” Yet in changing government the country was destroyed and many people (including innocents) perished as a result.

          But you are correct, there is a big difference. Iran has only threatened its neighbors whereas the U.S. chooses to first threaten, then sanction (which hurts the citizenry), then attack and destroy the country in order to take out a government that “we” don’t like (the wishes of the people of those countries notwithstanding) and install a regime that we think will bow to our wishes. Iran has neither invaded nor attacked anyone since the late 1800s. How many countries has the U.S. invaded or attacked in that time?

          You continue to suffer from Cognitive Dissonance: http://www.personalliberty.com/conservative-politics/cognitive-dissonance/

          Best wishes,
          Bob

    • JeffH

      Mike, “How bout a candidate who understands the world”?

      Think long and hard about that…as in “One World”? Utopian thoughts at best. Pay a little more attention to Mr. Livingston and less attention to the MSM.

      Ron Paul/Judge A Napolitano 2012

      • Angel Wannabe

        Jeffh, agreed on all counts!

      • Joe H.

        JeffH,
        Thats the original DREAM TEAM!!!

  • Monte

    You won’t get this information on TV or in public schools. Thanks Bob for bringing it to people’s attention. Woodrow Wilson is on my list of the top five most destructive people in our history. Obviously, the example of Nicholas Biddle taught him nothing. And we have been paying for it ever since. Go Ron Paul!

    • bob wire

      Some quotes about the Federal Reserve that I have collected.

      “I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country [by signing the Federal Reserve Act of 1913]. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the civilized world. No longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.”
      - Woodrow Wilson

  • JeffH

    Bob Livingston, thank you and your’s is a message that must be repeated time and time again. I’d like to add that it is great to see the current POTUS openly and clearly identified for what he is, a true Marxist.

  • Lem

    Why would I bother voting anymore? Presidents are run by the same handlers regardless of the party. Take a look at elite insider Carol QuIgley’s book, “Tragedy and Hope,” to get a bit of a clue. You’re spinning your wheels if you even think about voting. Look at my point so far. What good has it done anyone to vote? Isn’t insanity defined as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result? Let’s do like the Amish and shun. Let’s have tumble weeds and crickets on election day. That ought to make the black limousine crowd on the Potomac nervous enough. Stop giving away your energy for nonsense. THE SYSTEM IS CORRUPT. WHAT MAKES YOU THINK THAT VOTING IN A CORRUPT SYSTEM WILL FIX ITSELF OR ANYTHING ELSE?

    Quote: “The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps of the Right, and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical so that the American people can ‘throw the rascals out’ at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy.”

    Quote: “Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States —in the fields of commerce and manufacturing—are afraid of somebody. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.” – President Woodrow Wilson

    • Joe H.

      Lem,
      to my way of thought, that would be the most sure way to lose the RIGHT to vote, completely!! rights are like muscles in that they MUST be exercised or they atrophy!!!

  • Lem

    Note. The first quote above was lifted from Quigley”, “Tragedy and Hope.”

    Quote: “The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps of the Right, and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical so that the American people can ‘throw the rascals out’ at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy.”

    • Monte

      Lem, you quote exactly matches what I have believed for some time. There was once two parties that represented two completely different things. One destroyed the other and all has been pretty much scam ever since. At the heart of the winner’s platform was wholesale corruption and a monied aristocracy that controls everything. All else is merely show.

    • Joe H.

      Lem, so if BOTH parties espouse communism, that is copacetic??

  • Roger, Canadian LIBERTARIAN

    The “Sheeple”, Bob, have forgotten TWO very important principles: The “PRICE of FREEDOM is ETERNAL Vigilance” and “Knowledge is POWER” and we are ALL going to pay a TERRIBLE price for those iresponsible oversights.

    The MAJORITY (Sheeple) sold their Freedom for Security and are now,slowly but surely realizing they have NEITHER….but the problem is,they dont understand HOW or WHY!!!

    ROME all over again.

    • Anthony

      Well said…..those that are willing to surrender their liberty for temporary security will lose both liberty and security….

      • Joe H.

        Anthony,
        Very true but it, I believe, goes those willing to forego liberty for security deserve neither!

  • Anthony

    The only power the Establishment Elite has over us is the ability to create money out of thin air and charge interest on it……take that away and they will lose control of everything they do…..

    We have lost our freedom to paper and ink…..I fear it will take blood to win it back……

    • Monte

      I also fear that if Paul gets to close, he’ll be assassinated.

      • Anthony

        Ron Paul is the “ONLY” hope we have left…anybody else and our children will never know what a great country America once was…

      • bob wire

        Well if he does the position of president of the US would need to carry more weight and power. ~ changing the balance of power. I would like to see neither.

      • Joe H.

        Monte,
        THAT is why we need to have a solid thinking VP to back him up!! Then pray that he WINS!!!

  • http://personallibertydigest not fooled

    Bush/ obama/ clinton/one in the same Welcome to THE NEW WORLD ORDER.Sheeple have been asleep for to long.

  • Tazio2013

    RE: Educating The 95%

    Zionism as an Elite Promotion or Fashion Statement? – Monday, November 07, 2011 – by TDB Staff Report / FYI

    http://www.thedailybell.com/3202/Zionism-as-an-Elite-Promotion-or-Fashion-Statement

    Hate Crimes At Queens Libraries and Jewish Temple … Survey Finds Anti-Semitic Attitudes Rising … Swastikas were found painted on the facades of the Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst branches of the Queens Library and on the door of Congregation Tifereth Israel on Thursday. The Anti-Defamation League today condemned the anti-Semitic graffiti. The ADL says there were 133 anti-Jewish incidents reported across New York City in 2010. A nationwide ADL survey released just yesterday found that anti-Semitic attitudes have risen in America. The ADL survey found that 15 percent of Americans – nearly 35 million adults – hold deeply anti-Semitic views. That’s up three percent from 2009. – MyFoxNY

    Of course, there is no doubt that 20th century civil/social paradigms are fracturing around the world. Depression and war threaten internationally. Modern problems are being generated, in our estimation, by what we call directed history.

    And surely there is in fact a small group of impossibly wealthy people, an Anglosphere power elite as we call them, that seems to be in the process now of creating maximum chaos in order to introduce their long-held goal, which is one-world government. Other people have other names for this group.

    One name is “Zionist Jew.” This nomenclature is becoming increasingly popular (once again?) in the West and especially in America. But are people using the phrase “Zionist” to better define the problem or do the words “Zionist Jew” only aggravate the problem by implying that Jews are an aggregate evil?

    At the top of this conspiracy is a sociopathic element. Why on earth do the fashionable analyzers of this conspiracy believe that sociopaths identify themselves as anything other than “owners”? It’s a mafia. It uses Zionism and religious history as a promotion … as a way of introducing more chaos and bloodshed into the world. We would argue Israel was set up as a theocracy for this purpose.

    The Money Power Conspiracy is run by a money mafia. To describe this mafia as consisting of “Zionist Jews” gives the impression it is mainly a religious problem generated by certain people. But get rid of every single Jew and Zionist (of any kind) and leave the system itself intact and the same problems would reoccur.

    So call it what it is: A money mafia, a Jewish cartel, largely. But don’t make the argument that the problem is ideological. There are plenty of bad ideologies in the world and one-world government is likely NOT being driven by an ideology. There are people involved in it who are neither Jewish nor Zionist.

  • AugieD

    Bob, after 42 years devoting “much of his (your) life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects”, if you haven’t figured it out by now, your not much of an investigative reporter.

    By claiming that poor turnout of lazy voters is tied to the problem is naive at best. You show your true self. And begin to sound like Rush Limbaugh. He believes that successful people just worked hard for what they get, and that those that were unsuccessful just didn’t want it as much. If it were that simple.

    As s.c. stated in the 1st post under yours,”Central bankers do what they do to a) get and keep power b) ‘spread the wealth’ to their American and foreign friends c) buy politicians and d) dumb-down average Americans via an inferior education system.”

    You can vote whoever you want in. They are already “on the take” or soon will be.

    There is not one type of Governmental Rule that works. Not the supposedly Two Party System known as Democracy, not Socialism, no Dictatorship, and no Monarchy, etc. These all break back down to a Plutocracy (ruled by the wealth), or Oligarchy (ruled by a few) and Plutarchy (ruled by the very few filthy rich). Doesn’t that describe the U.S. governing class?

    If you can’t see the “Truth” and report about it, then the “Truth” will not set you free!

    • http://www.boblivingstonletter.com/ Bob Livingston

      Dear AugieD,

      I am not sure what you mean. You write: “By claiming that poor turnout of lazy voters is tied to the problem is naive at best. You show your true self.” That is not what I said at all.

      You write: “You can vote whoever you want in. They are already “on the take” or soon will be.” I have stated this many times.

      You write: “There is not one type of Governmental Rule that works. Not the supposedly Two Party System known as Democracy, not Socialism, no Dictatorship, and no Monarchy, etc. These all break back down to a Plutocracy (ruled by the wealth), or Oligarchy (ruled by a few) and Plutarchy (ruled by the very few filthy rich). Doesn’t that describe the U.S. governing class?” That is true in the case of the governments you mentioned. But the U.S. did not start out as Democracy and all of the Founders warned against Democracy. It started out as a Republic. The final ties to the Constitution were cut in 1861. We are now living under a fascist system under the control of the world banksters and corporatists in government.

      Best wishes,
      Bob

      • http://www.gillysrooms.blogspot.com Gilly

        Your right Bob, the world is run by those who control the supply of money which most people like to use when it suits them whether it be as consumers. investors or governments trying to appease their voters, but in the end there is a price which no one can escape except through bankruptcy which is another word for theft.

      • bob wire

        Would Mexico offer us a better view into a Republic and it’s nature of rule?

        Forgive me for thinking government, whatever it is called, is only as good as the people who are honored to serve.

        It is true that a majority has installed a president not unto your personal liking. But to go so far as suggest the whole system has ran afoul and a complete shake it is in order, is a rather long reach.

        This current president is brought to you by a prior President, a president more to your liking with the slimmest of a majority vote.

        I didn’t like , enjoy or approve of his 8 year reign in buffoonery but I did honor the vote, accepted him and the system that installed him.

        Is it now asking too much of you to do the same? How much have you lose in three years? Would it compare with what I lost in 8?

        Would you be saying what you are saying today if McCain/Palin had enjoyed good fortune and been selected by a majority vote?

        I just don’t think so. I don’t see McCain cleaning house.

        Make no bones about, today the gloves come off and it going to get messy in the run up to 2112.

        DaveH states, the Government is consuming too much of the percentage of the GDP! I have little doubt that he is correct and accurate with such a statement.

        When you don’t have a GDP, it makes all the percentage excessive.

        The GOP has effective shut American commerce down to a trickle and blaming a sitting President for it. They are showing us that they have the power to affect pocket book matters at every American supper table and screw the majority!

        I don’t know who’s going to win, I only know who’s going to lose ~ ME! and people like me. The good news is, ~ I don’t have as much to lose and willing to play it until the end.

        Someone will get tired of losing before I will.

        • Joe H.

          bob wire,
          If that is true, then explain the 17 jobs bills that Dirty Harry Reid has tabled and refuses to even let them be brought into discussion. WHO is turning the spiggot off to just a trickle? BOTH PARTIES!! and that damn well includes your hero nobummer!!

  • Capitalist at Birth

    Evidently I upset the Paul followers on this sight. Yet no one has yet answered my question. What will you do when Paul does not get the Republican nomination?

    • http://www.boblivingstonletter.com/ Bob Livingston

      Dear Capitalist at Birth,

      Heads they win, tails we lose.

      Best wishes,
      Bob

      • Angel Wannabe

        At’s ’bout all we have Bob!

      • Joe H.

        Bob,
        That just about puts the shine on it!!!

    • DaveH
    • DaveH

      And speaking of people not answering questions, how about answering this one, Capitalist?
      http://www.personalliberty.com/conservative-politics/government/shiftiness-and-doublespeak/#comment-557087

      • DaveH

        So, Cap, what statements have Ron Paul made that most people think is “loonacy”?

        • bob wire

          Dave , I think that Paul puts people off much like Carter did when he told them “Life wasn’t fair” Too much truth!

          Paul doesn’t sugar coat it. ~ There is liberties you and have that are guaranteed by the constitution and some you are not, like Universal Health care.

          But the way Paul talks he seem to ignore that a system has been put it place to offer it as a promise made for those that contribute to the system.

          This is a lynch pin issue, and like his stand on foreign affairs, he must explain it and offer a vision of a better way it could be address by future Americans and not disenfranchise the currently entitled if he expects their vote.

          Between Insurance companies and Government, Americans trust Insurance Companies much less.

          Poor national media acceptance and exposure excluded, this is when the rubber meet the road for Ron Paul and his bid for office.

          Ron Paul’s plans for America includes a swift kick top the fat cats pants too!

          They don’t approve of that idea much. They feel they might loose their position at the feed trough. So it not just democrats that fight to suppress Ron Paul Dave,

    • JeffH

      Capitalist, I don’t think you’ve upset anyone. Quite the contrary I’d have to say. If you’ve read many of the Paul supporter’s comments then you’ve read that many would vote Ron Paul as a write in.

      • Joe H.

        JeffH,
        Ready and dam willing!!!

    • Anthony

      If Ron Paul does not win (God help us) this will be the reason why.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rq6YY5_Pgk&feature=youtu.be

  • kirk

    great article Bob!

  • Krusty Clown

    The public is waking up to the truth in greater numbers lately because of occupy wall street and end the fed protest’s being news worthy for the main stream media, it seams to have little impact at slowing the progress of the evil elite’s mission, will we ever have the strength in numbers and actually find the balls to do what inevitably must be done and convict the fraudsters and impeach the puppet and bring real values and honest players only to lead the world forward, wouldn’t Ron Paul be a start?

  • Bernice

    Ron Paul is too much of a complete Isolationist—that way of thinking isn’t acceptable in our present day world—–Newt Gingrich is THE MAN FOR THE JOB.

    • http://www.boblivingstonletter.com/ Bob Livingston

      Dear Bernice,

      What do you believe makes Ron Paul isolationist?

      Best wishes,
      Bob

      • bob wire

        Once a notion gets started, it’s hard to get it stopped. It’s like you are left to stop it, one person at a time.

        Ron Paul feels nations should serve their best interest without big daddy America making decisions for them. Allow them to be responsible as they see so fit.

        This is predicated on the belief any nations self interest can be “appealed” too as opposed to being extorted and extracted as we find it today.

        While the end results might well be close to the same, this affords other nations to offer descent and stand taller in the eyes of self determining people. Allowing smaller nations to make their choices without open interference and they be willing to live with the results and no blame placed on America’s doorstep if it a bad decision.

        Taking into consideration the US will no longer being throwing money at world problems but perhaps willing to buying into only results, it’s a win/win situation.

        Or at least that’s the way I understand Ron Paul’s ideas on foreign politics and the posture he would take.

      • Anthony

        Bob she can’t answer that…..because she has been brainwashed by the Main Stream Media…..

    • Joe H.

      Bernice, I was born in 1950, and if we elect gingrich, we will elect the most morally BANKRUPT president we have had inmy lifetime!!!

  • Buck

    The problems will never be fixed because to many people now get government checks and won’t vote to fix anything that would limit their free ride . As far as they are concerned , the adage is , ” to hell with the country , gimme my check ” .

    • DaveH

      Yep. The leaders knew exactly what they were doing when they started redistributing the wealth — buying votes. Their real concern is maintaining their Power and Perks. They throw just enough crumbs off the table to keep their voters happy.

      • bob wire

        well ! I sure take them! Crumbs is what I built my tiny empire on. Don’t confuse that as a boast but an acknowledgment.

        Ron Paul seem to be the only one not willing to buy votes and I fear he’ll come up short.

        Compromise is not a dirty word. This, all or nothing approach rarely works well for anyone. Opportunity is not a hit or miss, brass ring. There comes a time to consider compromise and wise is those why know when that time is.

        So far, Ron Paul has played his cards better then last time and doing rather well. ~ But at some point he will have to command the media, if it a dog and pony stunt much like McCain’s rush back to capital hill or roll out of a vp choice.

        Paul is allowing attrition to do it magic for now. If he could tap into this 99cent crowd, he’d put some votes.

  • Thinking About

    So far I have not been able to locate Paul’s jobs program or any plan to get folks back to work. Educating the 95% is not putting food on the table nor shelter. If the Fed Reserve is the most important issue to Paul then he is not the man of the hour. He claims to be a Constitutionist but wants to change the Constitution, can’t have it both ways.

    • DaveH

      Ron Paul knows that neither he nor any other Politician can create jobs. They can only quit stealing from those who can, and otherwise get out of the way.

    • DaveH

      And please explain to us, TA, how Ron Paul wants to change the Constitution?

    • http://www.boblivingstonletter.com/ Bob Livingston

      Dear Thinking About,

      If you do not see why the Federal Reserve is one of the most important issues that must be addressed, then you do not yet understand what the Federal Reserve is.

      You write: “He claims to be a Constitutionist but wants to change the Constitution, can’t have it both ways.” Amending the Constitution is a Constitutional act. Read Article V: “The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution…”

      And here is Ron Paul’s “jobs” program: http://www.ronpaul2012.com/the-issues/ron-paul-plan-to-restore-america/

      Best wishes,
      Bob

  • http://none RPaul or same ol’

    Ron Paul wants to change the Constitution? Where do people get this nonsense? Please enlighten me TA, I’m sure I missed the memo.

    • Thinking About

      Let’s start with the 16th amendment. He wants to cease income tax. Where did he get idea of Congress not declaring a levy on incomes.

      • DaveH

        Where did Woodrow Wilson get the idea that the Federal Government SHOULD be able to tax people based on their Incomes? They changed the Constitution. Ron Paul can change it back with the cooperation of the States of course.

      • Jay

        The 16th Amendment gives the Federal government a direct claim on the lives of American citizens by enabling Congress to levy a direct income tax on individuals. Until the passage of the 16th amendment, the Supreme Court had consistently held that Congress had no power to impose an income tax.

        Income taxes are responsible for the transformation of the Federal government from one of limited powers into a vast leviathan whose tentacles reach into almost every aspect of American life. Thanks to the income tax, today the Federal government routinely invades our privacy, and penalizes our every endeavor.

        The Founding Fathers realized that “the power to tax is the power to destroy,” which is why they did not give the Federal government the power to impose an income tax. Needless to say, the Founders would be horrified to know that Americans today give more than a third of their income to the Federal government.

        Income taxes not only diminish liberty, they retard economic growth by discouraging work and production. Our current tax system also forces Americans to waste valuable time and money on compliance with an ever-more complex tax code. The increased interest in flat-tax and national sales tax proposals, as well as the increasing number of small businesses that question the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) “withholding” system provides further proof that America is tired of the labyrinthine tax code. Americans are also increasingly fed up with an IRS that continues to ride roughshod over their civil liberties, despite recent “pro-taxpayer” reforms.

        America survived and prospered for 140 years without an income tax, and with a Federal government that generally adhered to strictly constitutional functions, operating with modest excise revenues. The income tax opened the door to the era (and errors) of Big Government. I hope my colleagues will help close that door by cosponsoring the Liberty Amendment.

        Ron Paul introduced the Liberty Amendment in 1998, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009. It is currently know as H. J. RES. 48 and has 2 cosponsors, Roscoe G. Bartlett (MD-6) and Don Young (AK). Here is the text of the proposed amendment:

        Liberty Amendment

        Section 1. The Government of the United States shall not engage in any business, professional, commercial, financial, or industrial enterprise except as specified in the Constitution.

        Section 2. The constitution or laws of any State, or the laws of the United States, shall not be subject to the terms of any foreign or domestic agreement which would abrogate this amendment.

        Section 3. The activities of the United States Government which violate the intent and purposes of this amendment shall, within a period of three years from the date of the ratification of this amendment, be liquidated and the properties and facilities affected shall be sold.

        Section 4. Three years after the ratification of this amendment the sixteenth article of amendments to the Constitution of the United States shall stand repealed and thereafter Congress shall not levy taxes on personal incomes, estates, and gifts.’.

        • Jay
        • DaveH

          I won’t be happy until they clarified that the Commerce Clause and the Welfare Clause were not meant to open the door to whatever rules the Federal Government wished to pass.
          The Commerce Clause should be clarified to only allow the Federal Government to pass laws to prevent States from protecting their industries from outside competition, which was the original intent of the Commerce Clause.
          And the Welfare Clause should just be removed.

        • Anthony

          Jay said
          “The 16th Amendment gives the Federal government a direct claim on the lives of American citizens by enabling Congress to levy a direct income tax on individuals. Until the passage of the 16th amendment, the Supreme Court had consistently held that Congress had no power to impose an income tax.”

          THIS IS NOT TRUE!

          So what you are saying is the 16Th Amendment exempt apportionment & Census results from the Constitution so the income tax could be classified as a direct tax.

          So with that said why did the Supreme Court make the ruling in Steward Machine Co. v. Davis (1937)

          “The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises.” Art. 1, & 8. “IF THE TAX IS A DIRECT ONE, IT SHALL BE APPORTIONED ACCORDING TO THE CENSUS OR ENUMERATION.” If it is a duty, impost, or excise, it shall be uniform throughout the United States. Together, these classes include every form of tax appropriate to sovereignty. Whether the tax is to be classified as an “excise” is in truth not of critical importance. If not that, it is an “import”, or a “duty”. A capitation or other “direct” tax it certainly is not.”

          Therefore, any statement made today by anyone claiming the 16th Amendment authorized a direct tax are quote

          ” WHOLLY WITHOUT FOUNDATION” Brushaber, supra, at 18.

          Also when government and others falsely claim that the 16th Amendment authorized a direct tax, they are directly contradicting the ruling of the United States Supreme Court as so clearly expressed in the Stanton Case. (see quote below)

          The Supreme Court then ruled in Stanton v. Baltic Mining, 240 US 103 (1916), the following: “… that by the previous ruling it was settled that the provisions of the Sixteenth Amendment conferred no new power of taxation, but simply prohibited the previous complete and plenary power of income taxation possessed by Congress from the beginning from being taken out of the category of indirect taxation to which it inherently belonged and being placed in the category of direct taxation subject to apportionment

          And here is even more Supreme Court rulings on the 16th Amendment.

          A few years later the Supreme Court again ruled upon the 16th Amendment’s effect on the federal government’s power of taxation. In Peck & Co. v. Lowe, 247 US 165 (1918), the Supreme Court stated, in part: “The Sixteenth Amendment … does not extend the taxing power to new or excepted subjects …”.

          The Supreme Court ruled exactly that in Eisner v. Macomber, 252 U.S. 189 (1920), where the Court stated the following: “The 16th Amendment must be construed in connection with the taxing clauses of the original Constitution and the effect attributed to them before the Amendment was adopted.”.

          “It is elementary law that every statute is to be read in the light of the Constitution. However broad and general its language, it cannot be interpreted as extending beyond those matters which it was within the constitutional power of the legislature to reach.” – McCullough v. Com of Virginia, 172 U.S. 102 (1898).

      • Anthony

        TA “The Creature from Jekyll Island” would be a good book for you to learn the truth. “You must open your eyes” Free yourself from the chains!

      • Jay

        TA says: Let’s start with the 16th amendment. He wants to cease income tax. Where did he get idea of Congress not declaring a levy on incomes.

        He got the idea from our founding fathers, you DOLT!

        • Thinking About

          With Paul currently a Representative his oath requires him to uphold and defend the Constitution. I have not read in the Constitution or his oath of office where he is excused from doing so. If he did not intend to follow the oath and Constitution he should not have run for the office he has nor should he run as a RINO for president.

          • Jay

            TA, i have a sneaking suspicion that you have never read the Constitution, much less recognize it if Ron Paul were to uphold it! You make me laugh…

          • Joe H.

            Thinking about,
            Actually R. Paul is following the constitution to the T. It allows for remediation of laws that the citizenry to put forth a bill to LEGALLY nullify an ammendment to the constitution or add others. Otherwise Blacks would never have been freed and women would have never gotten the vote. BTW, if you enjoy a cold beer, thank the process again!

        • Thinking About

          Perhaps you could take time to read the Constitution and the oath given to Congress members and you would know what it says and your suspicions would be laid to rest. Don’t continue to display your intelligence with name calling or did you learn that from the founding fathers.

          • Joe H.

            TA,
            Are you a land owner? Had it not been for the constitution, and the abgility to change it your discussions would be worthless as you wouldn’t even be voting!!!

  • Krusty Clown

    I don’t believe some people are confused with Ron Paul’s mandate, he spells it out in easy language , he comes across as a straight shooter, never minces his words or changes his views and if you pay attention to the man you know in your gut he is absolutely right , and out of all the other hopeful candidates, hes the only one with virtues , if you don’t see it your probably afraid of what is right or your mother must have dropped you a few times.

  • FreeMan

    Money is only worth what you can buy with it. We have been fed a lie about “the global economy” and “Free Trade” from all for about 50 years. Now the cost is coming home to roost. Foreign trade was called that because it was about trading goods. When you only consume, you go broke if you live long enough. Don’t know how much longer we Americans will live if we keep sending all of our money out of the country under these false premises. We can no longer live in our WWII belief that we are the bigest, strongest economical and military power on the planet, and that it is incumbent upon us to feed and secure the rest of the world’s population. When does it become their responsibility to care for themselves? If we do not begin to care for ourselves first, we will have no werewithal to assist anyone else. Call me an isolationist if you wish, but it is simple economics. When you can not take care of yourself, you are worthless to all.

    • Joe H.

      Freeman,
      When was the last time you bought nothing but American made products?
      Tools, TV, radio, even furniture, all foreign made!!

  • David P.

    I think alot more peop[le understand inflation more than you credit them.any one thats work over the years,and pays bills , should have a a good ideal what inflation is.Enfact i rember learning about this in high school.any body thatsStudied world,and U.S. history Should have a very good Ideal what inflation is.I’ve seen my Hourly rrate of pay go from 2.00 an hour to seventeenteen doolors an hour before i Retied. i wonder what caused that????I bough my first home for eight thousand dollors thirty years later i sold it for sixty five thouand . I’ve seen Hambuger meat go from twent five cents a pound to threedollors and eighty five cents a pound.GAsoline eighteen cents a gallon.now its 3.78 agallon. aloaf of bread 19 cents, and Mayo four quarts for a dollor.(25 cents)thats what happens when the goverment keeps printing money.and rasing the minium wage .We as a nation would not be getting away with this kind of crap,if our dollors was not the world’s currencury,you can bet on that.Even though the nation maybe going to hell,I’m doing just fine.I own everything i’ve got.My advice to anyone is pay off everything before you retire,and have some silver and gold, you may be needing it before its all over with.

    • Joe H.

      David P
      house? Paid for! Cars and truck? Paid for! Silver? Check! gold? Check!! Protection? Check! Food supplies? Check! Water purification? Check! Been there, done that, already!!!

  • Alex Frazier

    Just to say so, one world governments have existed before; namely, Babylon, Persia, Greece, Rome, and the Roman Church. All ruled the known world to some degree or another. All ruled by force and violence. All fell.

    It’s true that most Americans have their head in the sand. But “all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government.”

    People, by nature, will suffer so long as the grievances are tolerable, but when they see from their government a clear design to oppress them with the yoke of despotism and tyranny, they will suffer no more.

    This is our saving grace, that although the suffering must grow worse before it becomes better, the end game is always the same. Tyrants are thrown down, because no government is more powerful than its citizens, though all outward appearances may seem to the contrary.

  • Jay

    The American economy has been sucked dry by the Federal Reserve System. Americans think they own property but the truth is the entire United States has been mortgaged to the bankers. The Rothschilds and Rockefellers become richer while the peoples of the world become poorer.

    The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank are also designed to loan money to developing nations with the understanding that they will never be able to repay so with every loan made to a country, it becomes their death knell. The entire world has been plunged into a debt economy which means over 6 billion people are in debt to about 250 men. But keep in mind that all their wealth is phony because it is created money without any gold backing.

    Groups like Concerned Women for America and the Christian Coalition and Rush Limbaugh, and of similar ilk, are something known as controlled opposition. They are allowed to exist as long as they do not bring up the real issues. If they stick to the created liberal Democrat Vs. conservative Republican paradigm, they can exist and the bankers will even make them famous. But you will never hear a Beverly LaHaye, Tim LaHaye, Jim Dobson, Billy Graham, Gary Bauer, or any other famous Christians ever tackle the real issues like the illegal Fed which causes all the poverty in every country.

    If these people would think for a minute that if $400 billion dollars a year was not being sucked out of the economy and was used for the people in this country, we would surely have enough to help other nations and our own problems. Crime would almost be non-existent with a monetized money system. The Great Commission would also be funded without worrying if there will be enough left over to feed the children.

    Now ask a question – Where is the Federal Government of the United States listed and how much does it get? I will answer it for you, it is not listed because the Federal Reserve is private and it receives nothing.

    The duped people of the United States are paying about $400 billion dollars per year to the IRS which is the collection agency for the Federal Reserve. By the way, the Federal Reserve is a privately owned bank with 10 private members. The Chase Manhattan Bank is a member which is owned by the Rockefellers who are Rothschild Agents.

    At this point the citizens of the United States falsely owe these lemmings over 14 trillion dollars. Have you ever asked the following question?

    WHO HAS THAT MUCH MONEY TO LOAN TO THE UNITED STATES?

    • bob wire

      “The American economy has been sucked dry by the Federal Reserve System. “~ well, Jay , we can agree it hasn’t helped any, for sure, but bad spending is bad spending.

      The little darling might want to spend money on nice sheets and bedding and I want to renew my hunting lease and buy a black power reloading system instead.

      Spending money is not the issue but what to spend it on. As far as the Federal Reserve, ~ it’s skunk works and well out smarted the likes of me. That I know it’s skunks works doesn’t seem to help much.

      I’m just one more little pig, finding his way to the trough after the big pigs are finished and their bellies full.

  • http://n.a. Paul

    Even if Ron Paul could change the way Washington did business, he would likely be killed early-on if he refused to back-down and go with business as usual. If 10-15% vote for Ron Paul, we will be stuck with Obummer for another 4 years. We conservatives and those how vote Independent need to vote for those who are Tea Party compliant in 2012 or we will see our country go down the tubes for sure. Ron Paul for Vice President?

    • Alex Frazier

      In case you were unaware, Ron Paul and his message was the basis that founded the Tea Party. He didn’t found it himself, but it was founded by many Ron Paul supporters during the previous presidential campaign and took off from there. While some, like Michele Bachman and Rick Perry, have embraced the Tea Party, Ron Paul is its source.

      So if you’re interested in voting for those who are Tea Party compliant, you can’t get closer to the source than Ron Paul.

      Just FYI.

      • bob wire

        Right! and then it was hyjacked!

        HYJACKERS ! THEY ARE THERE so be mindful.

  • http://yahoo don

    check out the website the obama deception. it tells who more or less who decided our last several presidents. its the wealthy who have lots of power. they’ come along as our masters in the nwo when we get under their rule. the obama deception can be seen online.it. was very disturbing to me. romney and perry are in this group.it wouldnt surpris me if most of the others are in it. ron paul doesnt fit with then. we need a president like im and congress needs cleaned up too.people need to vote wisely. remember the vote has more power than the buck. we need to choose president by popular vote. ron paul would have aeven better chance with it.

  • Jay

    Psychopaths typically lead a parasitic lifestyle. They are experts at finding people and institutions that can be drained of resources. The host could be a vulnerable person with a bank account or a Wall Street investment firm.

    Many researchers describe psychopaths as chameleons because of their great proficiency at blending in and disguising their true agendas and nature. As the author of Columbine, David Cullen, put it, most people think Hannibal Lechter when they think of psychopaths, but it would be more accurate if they thought of Hugh Grant.

    Robert Hare related a recent incident where he was taken in by a psychopath and he said that his “antenna” weren’t aroused at all. One researcher described the psychopath as a “near perfect invisible human predator.” Another described him as a chameleon that becomes “an image of what you haven’t done for yourself.”

    Ann Rule’s book, The Stranger Beside Me, describes how she worked across a desk from Ted Bundy at a suicide hotline and became his close friend. She had great trouble accepting that her friend and fellow counselor was one of the most notorious serial killers in history.

    Psychopaths are known to be masters of tapping into the vulnerabilities of others, at first by appearing to be what victims are hoping to find, and later taking ruthless advantage of their fears and insecurities.

    People frequently report that in the presence of a psychopath their hearts are racing and they are sitting at the edge of their chair. The air around them may seem to crackle with electricity, which some find thrilling and magnetic. According to a survey conducted by psychologists Reid and M. J. Meloy, one in three mental-health and criminal justice professionals report such feelings when interviewing psychopaths. In their paper based on the survey, Reid and Meloy speculate that this may be an ancient intraspecies predator-response system.

    Psychopaths and the Financial Meltdown

    Two businessmen are walking together, each carrying a briefcase. ‘We’re only morally bankrupt,’ says one. ‘Thank God,’ says the other.

    Are Psychopaths Uniquely Adapted to Succeed in High Finance?

    Although Harrington called the psychopath the “man of the future,” when it comes to the world of high finance the psychopath may be the man of the present and recent past. R. J. Smith, in his book, The Psychopath in Society, views psychopathy as an orientation encouraged and rewarded by the materialistic, competitive, marketplace values of our capitalistic society. Our tour of psychopathy emphasized those who committed violent crimes, the easily defined psychopaths who, by their open acts of transgression, are available for study.

    However, the cleverer, more successful psychopaths are likely to elude detection and may even achieve great success in society. It is the failed psychopaths, those who are not able to blend in and restrain their impulses, whom we hear about in newspaper headlines. Most psychopaths are not violent criminals; they may be more likely to pursue white-collar crime, where the payoff is so much higher and the odds of detection so much lower.

    Psychopaths are perfectly designed for success in many fields, especially business, law and politics. They have higher IQs on average than the general population; they are charming, charismatic and manipulative; they can be decisive and take risks without anxiety, and they are ruthless, cunning and coldly rational.

    Psychopaths often personify many of the traits that the human resource departments of many corporations look for in job candidates: confidence, charisma, decisiveness, emotional detachment, coolness under fire and relentless drive.

    Take for example Bernie Madoff, who was described by a reporter who grilled him for two hours as “cool as a cucumber.” He was relentless in his drive for success and was not inhibited by conscience when he took money from friends, schools or charities. His all-confident charisma and capacity for deception took in many very astute people. Madoff was a master at making it seem like he didn’t particularly want your business so that prospective customers had to court him, and when he acquiesced they felt privileged to be part of an exclusive club.

    Psychopaths are natural parasites, and parasites always look for rich deposits of energy such as blood, sexual chi, and money. Wall Street and other spheres of high financs are like super-charged magnets for psychopaths.

    As Hare put it, “If I were unable to study psychopaths in prison, my next choice would very likely be a place like the Vancouver Stock Exchange, or Wall Street.”

    Vast deposits of energy in the form of money are available for the clever and ruthless manipulator with a head for numbers. In the process of manipulating money the ambitious psychopath may also achieve prestige, if not celebrity. Since they are emotionally vacuous, money fills up a psychopath; he can use money to fulfill all his needs and won’t be tormented by guilt or a sense of emptiness.

    During congressional testimony and several interviews, former Fed Chairman Allan Greenspan acknowledged that he was shocked to discover that there was an essential flaw in his model of the economy. Before Congress he acknowledged the flaw, but in densely abstracted Greenspanease.

    In interviews he described the flaw more conversationally and said that he falsely assumed that self-interest would keep people from doing certain things. In other words, Greenspan recognized that his model had a psychological flaw that made an incorrect assumption about human motivation. I believe that Greenspan would have been quicker to recognize this flaw in his understanding of motivation if he knew more about psychopathy.

    Psychopaths are, of course, motivated by self-interest, but there is another, more primary motivation that will often trump self-interest.

    As we have discussed earlier, psychopaths are emotionally vacuous, and therefore they are powerfully drawn toward risk taking in order to feel anything. Psychopaths also live in the present and are not very concerned about consequences for themselves and others. Harsher penalties may not be much of a deterrent for psychopaths and might actually contribute to the adrenaline rush they often crave when they take risks.

    If harsher penalties would likely be ineffective, is there any way to change the model so as to discourage psychopathic plundering?

    First, we must repair the flaw in Greenspan’s model. The assumption of self-interest as a psychological constant underestimates the irrationality that so often drives individual and collective psychology and behavior. Although psychopaths are more rational than average, any casino owner knows that, even for nonpsychopaths, the thrill of risk taking, combined with greed and over-confidence will often override rationality.

    We must be aware of psychopaths, their techniques and their motivations, when we design financial structures. Usually I have little confidence in social engineering, and rarely make any suggestions in that direction, but I do have one for the problem of psychopaths and Wall Street.

    Sometimes when computer hackers are caught they are then hired by government and/or business to help defend against or catch other computer hackers. Kevin Mitnick is a notable example of a reformed hacker who now runs his own computer security company, Mitnick Security Consulting, LLC.

    Many have commented that the SEC tends to employ those trained in finance but who are not as clever, ruthless or determined as those they are trying to monitor. I would suggest that they be open to hiring psychopaths with MBAs and offer them multi-million dollar bonuses and recognition, celebrity recognition if possible, for catching high level scams.

    Since psychopaths are a force of nature we are unlikely to eliminate, we should instead harness their unique talents to serve the socially useful purpose of catching other psychopaths.

    Who could possibly be better qualified, better able to pierce strategies of deception, than other highly motivated psychopaths? To use Wall Street metaphorically, we need a highly motivated team of clever reptiles and foxes to catch other reptiles and foxes.

    http://www.sott.net/articles/show/237286-Foxes-and-Reptiles-Psychopathy-and-the-Financial-Meltdown

    • http://www.gillysrooms.blogspot.com Gilly

      Jay, the best piece of reading in ages especially the conclusions in the last three paragraphs. The real problem is the chiefs in the SEC don’t want to employ smarter people than them in case they become a threat to their own positions. They are just a plain dumb group of regulators who like the job titles and salaries but not the brainpower required to analyse what’s really going on in the markets, which anyone in the industry would know is going on if they did their own REAL research. The Bernie Madoff saga continued for so long because no one did any REAL RESEARCH.JUST TOO LAZY. MONKEY SEE MONKEY DO,FOLLOW THE PERSON BEFORE YOU. I discovered many organisations on the brink of collapse when I was in Investment Management and Research, but our regulators were too busy with shuffling forms and paperwork and just too plain lazy waited till the Corporations went into bankruptcy and then complained about how so many people lost their life savings.How terrible. TUT TUT. BANKRUPTCY IS JUST ANOTHER FORM OF THEFT. Incompetent whether accidental or by design is a great legal way of stealing massive amounts of money in the corporate sector. Gillysrooms from Australia.

  • Peter

    Bob, there is a saying often repeated by another Bob, Bob Proctor, a Canadian and a very positive believer in personal motivation, accountability and integrity.
    “2% of people think. 3% of people thing they think, and 90% of people would rather die than think.”
    Your story illustrates how very true that statement is.

    • PATRIOT 101

      To follow up a bit, 90% of the people of this world don’t know we are in a “Revolution” maybe closer to 80% as there are probably 8-10% on the lunatic left that are fomenting the revolution and about 10% on the far right that are aware of this revolution. That leaves the 80% in the middle to “Wake up” and choose sides. They can’t choose until they “wake up”! It will get bad enough soon enough, so just keep educating them as they start to wonder where their wealth went. Tell them kindly why their dollars are worthless and don’t buy anything anymore. Few will choose Marxism and Communism.
      Class warfare will succeed to a point, but the overwhelming majority want to become “rich” someday. It is Communism that propagandizes that the young have no chance to ever become the “rich” and that the wealthy (NOW Wall Street) has “stolen” their chance at wealth and prosperity. This is easy for the “useful idiots” to swallow as they have been spoiled rotten brats and have grown up with an “entitlement” mentality. This unfortunate , misled, bunch of wanna-bee’s has been hijacked by the Communist revolutionaries already working to destroy this nation. Too bad for them…

  • Jim C.

    Besides the obvious thievery of the people’s savings, inflation INCREASES the disparity between rich and poor, and causes massive disruption in our lives. When inflation increases, the wealthy, who own the businesses which employ us, simply extract more wealth for their needs – even if that extraction requires layoffs, wage freezes or benefit cuts. Employees on the other hand, have to ask the boss for a payraise if they want to keep up. A payraise they seldom get. We get into fights with other employees to prove who is the more efficient worker. We try to negotiate working terms. We seek other employment clear across the country. We uproot our families and destroy our families to counteract the actions of a government that exercises no restraint.
    Why SHOULDN’T the wages we put in the bank to day for that future house, car, or boat, be worth the same amount of good and services 20 years from now?

    Why aren’t people outraged?!

  • Jeff

    Dear Mr. Livingston,
    Your article is absolutely spot-on. You are, I suspect, the first person to realize that it matters not whether a candidate has a “D” or an “R” behind his name – as long as both the “D” and the “R” serve the same Masters.
    Of course, therein lays the true problem – and one that cannot be solved by simply voting; even for someone of Ron Paul’s character.
    Most certainly, Dr. Paul has been the only voice of clarity and reason on the political scene for 30 years.
    His insight into the true and actual problems and his policies for dealing with them make his the only voice of sanity on the Political scene.
    However, the issue that we, as a group are failing to confront, is that as long as the Banker/Rochshield/Rockefeller/Media-controlled Empire can still wield the absolute power as they do – Ron Paul, or anyone like him will NEVER be allowed to set one foot in the White-House…
    Even if elected.
    Witness Abraham Lincoln – John F. Kennedy.
    Even Ronald Regan – who was sent a little “warning” that he’d better toe the line. And he then did.
    Or, does anyone remember Ross Perot and what occurred as he got close enough in the polls to really worry the Banksters?
    Or, what occurred with Andrew Jackson – who did throw the scoundrels out? (At least temporarily.)
    While apathy or obliviousness has certainly taken its effect on many who do not vote – when one realizes that as long as the Banksters predetermine our only two “choices” – it is certainly easy to see that not going to the polls becomes a viable option. For, why let them believe they’ve fooled us into thinking we ever DID have a choice?
    By participating in a rigged game – one ends up placing his stamp of approval on the lie. And, thus authenticating; granting power and legitimacy to it. (As a reference to this view: suggested reading: The 57 page soliloquy by Howard Roark in “The Fountainhead.”)
    Having stated the above – as Dr. Paul is most assuredly not one of the bought and paid for candidates; I will certainly be casting my vote for Ron Paul again this election.
    Until we can find a way to render the Banksters ineffective; it is, at least, a protest that sends the message: “Don’t get too self-assured. We do see you there behind the curtain.”

    Jeff Drumm

  • aaron Barsky

    For all of you to blame the Feds and not the greed and power hungry industrialists/business is so off the mark it’s sickening. You are trying to convince me, or anybody that it’s the Govt. over biz…think again. The one’s with the money are the one’s with the power and that would be BIZ. So get them to create some jobs and take 50%, 60%, or 7o% of my money because right now, being denied the opportunity for work well 50% of nothing is nothing. This whole website has it backwards.

  • James

    I admire Ron Paul for his consistency and coherence; however, everywhere unbridled is laissez faire capitalism has existed, it has led to a concentration of wealth in the hands of a few and a large amount of poverty at the other end. Freedom is not a reality for people whose main concern is having enough to eat tomorrow. And fair competition requires some rules. Would professional football be more competitive if the NFL abolished referees? Or would is just be more chaotic?

  • David P.

    I agree arron.People can sometimes screw their own self s up,then say its the govedrment fault, I Agree that big Buisinesses are controlling the goverment(to a point.)

  • Anti-Federal Reserve

    Ellen Brown wrote a book telling us how to get out of the Federal Reserve scam. http://www.webofdebt.com/

  • Anti-Federal Reserve

    Bob,
    The Creature From Jekyll Island was plagiarized from this book:
    Secrets of the Federal Reserve
    by Eustace Mullins
    The full book is online at
    http://www.barefootsworld.net/fedsecrets_00.html

    • Jay

      Thanks for the links Anti-FR!

  • Jay

    Economists continually try and sell the public the idea that recessions or depressions are a natural part of what they call the “business cycle”.

    This timeline below will prove that is simply not the case. Recessions and depressions only occur because the Central Bankers manipulate the money supply, to ensure more and more is in their hands and less and less is in the hands of the people.

    Central Bankers developed out of money changers and it is with these people we pick the story up in 48 B.C. below.

    48 B.C. Julius Caesar took back from the money changers the power to coin money and then minted coins for the benefit of all. With this new, plentiful supply of money, he established many massive construction projects and built great public works. By making money plentiful, Caesar won the love of the common people.
    But the money changers hated him for it and this is why Caesar was assassinated. Immediately after his assassination came the demise of plentiful money in Rome, taxes increased, as did corruption.

    Eventually the Roman money supply was reduced by 90 per cent, which resulted in the common people losing their lands and homes.

    30 A.D. Jesus Christ in the last year of his life uses physical force to throw the money changers out of the temple. This was the only time during the the life of his ministry in which he used physical force against anyone.
    When Jews came to Jerusalem to pay their Temple tax, they could only pay it with a special coin, the half-shekel. This was a half-ounce of pure silver, about the size of a quarter. It was the only coin at that time which was pure silver and of assured weight, without the image of a pagan Emperor, and therefore to the Jews it was the only coin acceptable to God.

    Unfortunately these coins were not plentiful, the money changers had cornered the market on them, and so they raised the price of them to whatever the market could bear. They used their monopoly they had on these coins to make exorbitant profits, forcing the Jews to pay whatever these money changers demanded.

    Jesus threw the money changers out as their monopoly on these coins totally violated the sanctity of God’s house. These money changers called for his death days later.

    1024 The money changers had control of Medieval England’s money supply and at this time were generally known as goldsmiths. Paper money started out and this was simply a receipt you would get after depositing gold with a goldsmith, in their safe rooms or vaults. This paper started being traded as it was far more convenient than carrying round a lot of heavy gold and silver coins.
    Over time, to simplify the process, the receipts were made to the bearer, rather than to the individual depositor, making it readily transferable without the need for a signature. This, also, broke the tie to any identifiable deposit of gold.

    Eventually the goldsmiths recognized that only a fraction of depositors ever came in and demanded their gold at any one time, so they found out how they could cheat on the system. They started to issue more receipts than they had gold to back those receipts and no one would be any the wiser. They would loan out these receipts which were not backed by the gold they had in their depositories and collect interest on them.

    This was the birth of the system we know today as Fractional Reserve Banking, and like this system of today this meant the goldsmiths were able to make astronomical amounts of money by loaning out, what was essentially fraudulent receipts, as they were for gold the goldsmiths didn’t even possess. As they gradually got more confident they would loan out up to 10 times the amount they had in their deposits.

    To simplify how they made money on this, let’s give an example in which a goldsmith charges the same rate of interest to creditors and debtors. In this example a goldsmith would pay interest of 6% on gold you had deposited with them, and then charge 6% interest on money, I mean fraudulent receipts, you borrowed from them. As they would lend out ten times what you had deposited with them, whilst they’re paying you 6% interest, they are making 60% interest. This is on your gold.

    The goldsmiths also discovered that their control of this fraudulent money supply gave them control over the economy and the assets of the people. They exacted their control by rowing the economy between easy money and tight money.

    The way they did this was to make money easy to borrow and therefore increase the amount of money in circulation, then suddenly tighten the money supply, taking it out of circulation by making loans more difficult to get or stopping offering them altogether.

    Why did they do this? Simple, because the result would be a certain percentage of the people being unable to repay their previous loans, and not having the facility to take out new ones, so they would go bankrupt and be forced to sell their assets to the goldsmiths for literally pennies on the dollar.

    This is exactly what happens in the world economy of today, but is referred to with words like, “the business cycle,” “boom and bust,” “recession,” and “depression,” in order to confuse the population of the money changers scam.

    Continued: http://www.iamthewitness.com/DarylBradfordSmith_Bankers.htm

  • Sunshine49

    A really great article. The comments have a lot of useful links to
    the truth. It is up to everyone who knows the truth to pass it on to
    others.

    As Benjamin Franklin said: “It’s a Republic IF you can keep it.”

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