Crime of the Millennium
By Jeff Nielson - 08/08/12 - 6:30 AM EDT
VANCOUVER (Silver Gold Bull
) -- As few people in our societies know, all of the world's governments have (foolishly) granted exclusive monopolies for the printing of all the world's currencies (our "money") to a cabal of privately owned corporations called "central banks" -- given that name because it is a cabal exclusively owned/operated by bankers.
Understand that the monopoly to print money is nothing less than a license for economic rape. These private banks lend us all the paper that they print out of thin air (at zero cost to themselves). The result is that after roughly 100 years of this economic rape we have (collectively) paid these banks $trillions in "interest" for nothing, and currently owe them $10's of trillions for nothing. History's single greatest act of legal theft.
Indeed, these bankers have stolen such unimaginably huge sums of wealth from our societies that the thieves now voluntarily return most of the additional amounts they steal each year.
There are two reasons for this act of pseudo-remorse. To begin with, with the Little People drowning in debt individually, and with our nations drowning in debts collectively; the thieves were/are worried that their Victims might actually notice them sitting on top of their mountains of (stolen) money.
However, the second reason - the real reason - is that the countless $trillions that these central banks have stolen from us are literally just the tip of the iceberg during their reign of legal-crime. This private cabal of central banks has not only been given monopolies to print money out of thin air for their own benefit, but thanks to the abominable euphemism which they call "fractional-reserve banking" they are allowed to delegate their License to Steal to other private banks.
Specifically, for each dollar that the central bankers lend to their other banker-friends (at zero/near-zero interest rates); these private banks are allowed to print 10 more dollars out of thin air, and lend them to the Little People. Thus the central banks don't mind returning most of the additional money which they steal each year, since their own thievery only represents 10% of the total banker-plundering of the wealth of all economies.
What is the inevitable result of a capitalist system where every new dollar that is used to fuel the economy is lent into existence? Debt Slavery, the ultimate goal of every (paper) fiat currency system.
There is now somewhere in excess of $200 trillion in debt sloshing around the global economy, most of that debt being totally fraudulent in that it is interest paid to bankers literally for nothing. Somewhere around 25% of every dollar earned by all of our Western economies is now paid to these banker-parasites as interest on their fraudulent debts. The bankers would like to steal even more, but already all of our economies are teetering on the verge of bankruptcy - with one of the Deadbeat Debtors (Greece) having defaulted already.
Having enslaved us all with debt thanks to being granted their license to steal, history's greatest thieves are also history's greatest hypocrites. Whenever one of our (subservient) governments has the audacity to actually suggest taking a closer look at the bankers' theft monopoly; the thieves look down their noses, point their fingers at us, and accuse of us "threatening their independence." Yes, there is no one who places a higher price on his own freedom than the slave master.
The latest example of this supreme hypocrisy comes from (surprise, surprises) Ben Shalom Bernanke. Feeling especially pleased with himself after his two-day love-fest with the banker sycophants of the U.S. Congress, B.S. Bernanke chose that moment to launch yet another attack at Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, and his "Audit the Fed" bill.
Bernanke's specific accusation? As paraphrased by the Corporate Media
, Bernanke said "the ability to review monetary policy decisions...could compromise central bank independence." This is by no means a new argument. Indeed, it is the Big Lie the banker-thieves have hid behind for a hundred years since it has never had a shred of validity.
The Big Lie is based on the artificial/arbitrary distinction of all economic policies as being "fiscal policy" (the realm of government) or "monetary policy" (the realm of private bankers).The obvious fiction here in attempting to create some invisible wall between the two groups of policy-makers is that there is only one economy.
Pretending that the fiscal policy of an economy can act "independently" of monetary policy (or vice versa) is precisely as absurd as suggesting that a car's transmission could operate "independently" from the engine. Indeed, this metaphor is very useful since the analogy of the fiscal and monetary policy of an economy and the engine and transmission of a car is precisely parallel.
As with a car's engine, fiscal policy "powers" any/every economy since it represents the physical economy itself. Conversely, monetary policy is merely the throttle (or "transmission") which regulates the speed of the economy. Obviously, neither of these elements can ever possibly be fully "independent" of the other. It is equally obvious in both these pairings which must be the dominant component and which must be the subordinate component.
With every car, its transmission is clearly subordinate to its engine. It is transmissions that are designed to optimize engine performance, and not engines being designed to optimize any particular transmission. Similarly, it is monetary policy that must naturally/automatically be subordinate to fiscal policy, rather than fiscal policy being designed to cater to the whims of private bankers (i.e. the Thieves).
Thus when B.S. Bernanke claims that central banks "must maintain their independence," he is not uttering some profound truth. Rather, he is merely repeating the bankers' Big Lie, a vacuous fiction that as a matter of simple logic never could have any validity. It is a lie with one very obvious purpose: to minimize scrutiny as a small cabal of bankers perpetrate the Crime of the Millennium
This would probably be a good time to remind the Thieves how History tends to (eventually) reward them for their deeds. Less than a week after a news item appeared out of Iran reporting that the Iranian government had executed several bankers
for a multi-billion dollar act of serial fraud, an interesting article appeared (ironically) on the blog for the Wall Street Journal
The writer of that article
notes the following:
The Code of Hammurabi, more than 3,700 years ago, stipulated that any Mesopotamian who violated the terms of a financial contract - including the futures contracts that were commonly used in commodities trading in Babylon - "shall be put to death as a thief."
...In medieval Catalonia, a banker who went bust wasn't merely humiliated by town criers who declaimed his failure in public squares throughout the land; he had to live on nothing but bread and water until he paid off his depositors in full. If, after a year, he was unable to repay, he would be executed...
But financial crimes weren't merely punished; they were stigmatized...
Contrast that with our modern societies where "punishment" for so-called white-collar crime is (at worst) nothing but a slap on the wrist in comparison to punishment handed out for blue-collar crime: the crimes of the Little People. The entire basis of this two-tier justice was the presumption (never supported with evidence) that the rich did not require as much deterrence from crime as the poor, and thus the sentences for their misdeeds did not need to be as severe.
Today, as the bankers now openly confess to a single act of fraud that they themselves estimate is roughly $350 trillion in scope
, well over 90% of all crime in the world (by dollar value) is now white-collar crime.
Meanwhile, we just had 25% of Wall Street executives confess that crime was a way of life
in banking (and presumably the other 75% were lying).
In short, never in all of human history has white-collar crime required such maximum deterrence. I suggest to all these thieves they not only study their history books but (for those based in the U.S.) they also take a glance toward Death Row, and contemplate what "maximum deterrence" means in the 21st century U.S.A.
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