What Drives The Culture Of Greed And Immorality?
January 6, 2014 by Bob Livingston
My mother used to say, “What we don’t know can’t hurt us.” Well, poor mother! I have learned that the opposite is true.
It is what we don’t know and are not aware of that has ruined our country, decimated our savings, undermined morality, killed our sons and daughters in foreign wars and maimed millions more, hollowed out U.S. industry, corrupted our morality, destroyed the rule of law and imposed fraudulent taxation. It has dehumanized the U.S. Congress into animalistic rubber-stamp lackeys who show contempt for the American people, their culture, their national symbols, their financial health and their faith.
Do the Congress, the President, the Supreme Court and the thousands of appointed bureaucrats have a loyalty or reverence for a deity? Yes, call it Federal Reserve and fiat.
It’s a culture of the god of this world devouring whomever it may. It’s a figurative and spiritual sacrifice by mammon. It is known in Christian histology as Sodom and Gomorrah. Satan always rends himself. Self-destruction and revolution are at hand. Human depravity is in full expression.
It all goes back to the central bank(s) and its implosion of the financial and moral order. The central bank has corrupted the currency, creating a quicksand society.
All socialist fiat money States/countries transfer wealth and production to the State without payment. Of course, as in America today, this transfer takes place via the depreciation of paper money. The owner of the money printing press owns and controls all wealth and production.
President James A. Garfield said: “Whoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master of all industry and commerce.”
This is the quiet understanding of reality among those who want the truth, no matter what it is.
Socialism has great appeal because it promises the masses something for nothing. Say, isn’t this the definition of fiat? Fiat is a social drug, and it is terminal!
A common refrain from the left is that the financial collapse of 2008 was caused by free market capitalism. What a joke. There has been no free market in the U.S. in more than 100 years.
President Barack Obama, in his Kansas speech in December, resurrected this tired and worn theme once again. He said:
…there is a certain crowd in Washington who, for the last few decades, have (sic) said, let’s respond to this economic challenge with the same old tune. “The market will take care of everything,” they tell us. If we just cut more regulations and cut more taxes — especially for the wealthy — our economy will grow stronger. Sure, they say, there will be winners and losers. But if the winners do really well, then jobs and prosperity will eventually trickle down to everybody else. And, they argue, even if prosperity doesn’t trickle down, well, that’s the price of liberty.
Now, it’s a simple theory. And we have to admit, it’s one that speaks to our rugged individualism and our healthy skepticism of too much government. That’s in America’s DNA. And that theory fits well on a bumper sticker. But here’s the problem: It doesn’t work. It has never worked. It didn’t work when it was tried in the decade before the Great Depression. It’s not what led to the incredible postwar booms of the ’50s and ’60s. And it didn’t work when we tried it during the last decade. I mean, understand, it’s not as if we haven’t tried this theory.
Ha! More Obama lies. He condemns trickle-down economics while endorsing the progressive faux trickle down of money printing and zero interest rates for the banksters: the direct cause of the growing disparity between the rich and poor. The reality is we haven’t tried an unregulated free market for decades. The past 120 or so years have seen the growth of the regulatory state, where government manufactures a phony problem, regulates it, worsens it and then insists it must impose still more regulations.
The growth of the bureaucratic regulatory state is a detriment to innovation and business expansion and causes malinvestment of capital to comply with and/or attempt to avoid the oppressive bureaucracy. A whole industry of parasitic lawyers and accountants has sprung up in response, as business owners make every effort to keep from running afoul of the regulators and tax man. We are required to get “professional help” because we can’t understand the system. Both lawyers and accountants work for the government (the system), but you pay them. They have a vested interest in pleasing the system at your expense. They must worship at the feet of the altar of mammon or be disbarred or decertified. Whatever they tell you conforms to the system.
The “fix” also comes through the government’s determination of winners and losers through the crony/fascist system that selects favored industries and societal segments to reward with government largess and special dispensations to the detriment of other industries and segments and liberty. Regardless of which political party is in power, the system never changes. The only difference is which groups get the choicest seats at the table of power. At the head of the table are always the banksters.
The coming hyperinflation that we envision is a product of fiat socialism/fascism. It is not, or will not be, a failure of the free market or capitalism.
Government printing-press money distorts economic reality and dilutes morality. Financial speculation rises with the increased quantity of paper money and the general work ethic deteriorates. The something-for-nothing mentality pervades society.
Paper money promotes the “quick buck” syndrome like narcotics peddling, and hookers on the streets. (Hookers, incidentally, were widespread in the Weimar Republic in Germany in 1923 because they had to sell their bodies for food for themselves and their families.) The social order visibly deteriorates. The morality of the stable gold standard gradually changes to the amorality of fiat. Few people see the cause and effect and the politicians try to legislate human behavior. They always fail as the system is overrun with jails and prisons.
Fiat promotes an illusory reality where non-substance such as financial speculation and gambling replaces the substance of industrial production and long-term value. When consumption surpasses income as the government and the politicians promote, distorted human emotions replace stable behavior. Social breakdown increases and real values are forgotten.
Paper money expands consumption way beyond income. This eventually guarantees debt collapse and social breakdown. The foundation of the household collapses and the middle class is destroyed
When the people accept numbers on green strips of paper or computer symbols for money, they accept illusion for reality. They accept non-substance for substance.
Real money (gold and silver) comes from the earth and human production. It is no illusion.