Sunday, February 02, 2014

The Central Banking Warfare Model

I'm going to make a relatively simple statement, and you can take it for what it is:
Our corporate world is run amok! Fractional reserve banking (or more properly, the Central Banking Warfare model) has all but destroyed any opportunity for human freedom and self determination. We are nothing but slave wage earners to a few billionaires in the world.

The two main mechanisms though which this occurs:
1) Indoctrination and manipulation through education and media. Our media produces pretty much nothing but target audiences for corporations, and dissatisfaction and apathy in the individuals who consume their products.

Our academic system is designed to create consumers who are to simply consume and produce (well, not produce so much anymore) in an accelerating system that requires constant growth. Long gone is the idea of the academy, and producing responsible citizens. Instead is a system designed to produce employees. And if you don't follow that route, after 4 years you end up with $40k in debt and almost no hope of finding real work (except perhaps for working for the government).

2) The control and expansion of government, who primary function (in actuality) is to clear the way for corporate profits (funneling taxes to private interests) and making sure the people don't get too uppity about it. How could one EVER expect the political system to remain free of the influence of money? It's almost pathological to think so...

So while the 'useful idiots' believe that more legislation and expansion of government will create a more just society, instead we're just creating the structure of control which is owned, either literally or figuratively, by the corporate interests.

In the intellectual circles of university (and by extension, the liberal left), the media is talked about adnauseaum, blaming Corporate America. However, the university system would never examine itself as a problem. And an academic, outside of an economics department, actually know something about how banking and money works, ha!  Our entire education system is shockingly silent on educating our citizens on the realities of money and the markets.

I can hear Mr. Garrison: "Money's bad...banks are bad..." And that's the extent of financial education in the academic realm. Liberals, of course, see money as something dirty and evil, not to be thought too much about. See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil; willfully and happily ignorant.

This is not rocket science. After years of being spoon-fed liberalism in University (can't imagine being conservative there...you'd be lynched), I decided to listen to the OTHER GUY –something nobody seems to ever want to do. When you can see both sides of the coin, you can see the core problems. Nobody expects anyone to go from radical liberal to radical conservative, and to truly 'take in' these supposed opposing views. Education won't have someone who wants a wider view of things. Instead, you're focused to specialize and know more and more about less and less. Feynman said it perfectly:
"In this age of specialization men who thoroughly know one field are often incompetent to discuss another. The great problems of the relations between one and another aspect of human activity have for this reason been discussed less and less in public."
I’m no longer a liberal, although I’m a strong proponent for social justice and a more fair and equitable society. However, I’m not a conservative either, except that I see that the growth of government can have no good outcome.
If you can’t see these two basic facts for what they are, if you don’t understand how the money works in this world, and that the unlimited printing of money from nothing results in the buying of pretty much everything (including government ), and you’re unwilling to do the research to understand how these things came about, then there’s nothing more I can say. We can continue to call people who disagree with us names, and we can continue to argue about which politician will ‘fix’ the system and defriend those who disagree with our own political taste, but it’s a deliberately endless argument that keeps us from identifying the core problem in society—namely, the Central Banking Warfare model used throughout the Western world today.
Right now, there’s only one politician talking about the real issue, and trying to get people to understand what the problem is. He’s willing to curtail one of the most important mechanisms of control of that system. But, even after the 2008 banking coup in the US, instead, we’ll vote in someone who will continue to perpetuate this global warfare-banking model, as long as gays can get ‘married’ or we see a bit more funding for teachers.So, what can we do to FIX IT?!??!
And as an epilogue, my brother posted the attached photo on his wall the other day:

“Remember when teachers, public employees, Planned Parenthood, NPR and PBS crashed the stock market, wiped out half of our 401Ks, took trillions in taxpayer funded bail outs, spilled oil in the Gulf of Mexico, gave themselves billions in bonuses, and paid no taxes? Yeah, me neither…Pass it on”

We can only blame the bankers so much. Take a look at the OSSTF’s pension fund holdings. You want a better world? Tell your pension to stop investing in and supporting Exxon, Royal Dutch Shell, JP Morgan, UBS, Pfizer,Novartis, and dozens of others…This what Catherine Austin Fitts called her "Red Button".

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Codecademy Rocks!

I’m about 1/3 way though the Codecademy tutorials on Ruby. It’s a really elegant and powerful language with a really simple syntax. I love it so far!

Anyone wanting to learn programming should check out the site.

http://www.codecademy.com/

Monday, July 09, 2012

Jonathan Haidt: Five Moral Dimensions

In his TedTalks lecture, Haidt gives five dimensions of moral reasoning that are innate within the human mind:

  1. Suffering
  2. Fairness & Reciprocity
  3. Loyalty
  4. Authority & Respect
  5. Purity & Sanctity

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Webster Tarpley's Ruling Class Factions

Necon-Fascists
Malthusian Imperialists
George Schultz/Henry Kissinger
  • Warren Buffet
  • Rupert Murdock
  • Conrad Black
  • Tony Blair
  • Bush-Cheney
James Baker III/Zbigniew Brzezinski
  • Robert Rubin
  • George Soros
  • Felix Rohatyn
  • Prince Charles
  • Maurice Strong
  • Gordong Brown
  • Al Gore/Dems

Monday, April 30, 2012

How to Understand the World


Alright, I've been thinking about this for awhile...how to approach the subject.
Before I do, let me throw a few things at you, so you know where I'm coming from:
  1. I'm essentially an atheist, but you knew that right?. I don't like being associated with atheists because saying you're an atheist creates all sorts of connotations, the most obvious being "You're stupid for believing in god". Mainstream atheism (or at least the perception of it) is that it's confrontational and evangelical.
  2. Science and reason is a starting point, and a means. It is not the endpoint, or an end in itself. So I tend not to get hung up on it, or get in arguments with people over science vs. religion. PARTICULARLY if the spiritual/atheistic person isn't intelligent enough to understand the argument. Fundamentalism, either scientific or religious, is a problem. The left has the same problem, identifying anyone on the right as stupid, uncaring, and wrong-headed. THIS is why Bush won a second term....

Confirmation bias and systems-thinking orientation. I have 'rational/scientific' friends. I have conspiratorial friends. I have political, postmodern, and spiritual friends. All these friends look at the world though a set of lenses (their system of understanding), however I don't really have any friends who are able to employ more than one of these systems.

Funny thing is, all these people are convinced that they're right, and that their way of understanding the world is the one true way.

Problem is, the world is full of people, with all these different knowledge systems. And those systems guide their behavior. If you want to understand why someone does something, you need to understand their motivation, and how they look at the world. Unfortunately, not many people are doing this. And for those who CAN do this, seldom have they weighed the pros and cons of the other knowledge system. They’ve only looked at it from their own knowledge system, to find the holes to attack, so they can feel confident and secure in their belief that their own knowledge system is the best knowledge system.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Hogland's Predictions

I agree with him.

The only thing that will get us out of this mess of a depression is something on the scale of WWII. But this time, it might not be a war.

Given the shambles that NASA finds itself, particularly in terms of manned spaceflight, something has to give.Towards the end of 2012, we're going to come to the 'realization' that there's something on Mars, that needs to be investigated. This is the idea introduced by Arthur C. Clarke in 2001: A Space Odyssey.

This is the extent to which 'Disclosure' will occur.

Let's watch and wait...

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Economics 101 - The Great Lie

This topic is for something I call The Great Lie.

I call it this, because everyone in America, and much of the Western World, has been lied to about some basic facts of life. These facts concern an idea fundamental to Western thought in the Modern Tradition, and that is the idea of progress.

Basically, we're all told things will get better with time. Science advances, society becomes more progressive, and the economy grows, so your standard of living will be better than that of your parents, and that your children will have it better than you did.

Without going into the philosophical arguments for this, I want to point out one simple fact: since the early Clinton Administration, we've been lied to about the growth of the economy.
Growth is much lower than reported.
Source: http://www.shadowstats.com/alternate_data/gross-domestic-product-charts

So, what does this graph show? Simply, it shows the old measure of GDP (Gross Domestic Product) in blue, vs. the new measure of GDP, in red. GDP is used to measure if the economy is growing or shrinking. Basically, the Clinton Admin changed the way GDP was measured, so that the economy looked better than it really was. 

What does this mean for you? It means for the last 20 years or so, (look at the blue line) the economy has been declining, and in recession for almost all of the 21st Century. This decline was hidden during the 1990s. The 'average' of the red graph is almost a straight line, showing constant growth, while the 'average' of the blue line shows a steady decline. The red line starts to give up after 2000 and the average can't hide the decline anymore, while the blue line continues the steady decline into negative growth.

So, in practical terms, things have been getting worse. But living with the belief that things get better, many people have had to rely on credit cards and refinancing their homes in order to MAINTAIN a standard of living from 20 years ago!

Don't believe the lies! The mainsteam media wants you to believe that the bubble and housing crisis was purely the result of people being too excited, and greedy, and wanting more and more. Yes, this is true for some people, but many others were living at the same standard they always did, not realizing it was getting harder and harder to maintain that standard.

Why didn't they know? Because a bunch of economists decided to change the methodology of economic measures.

Want to see another one? Here's inflation.
Inflation is much higher than reported.
Source: http://www.shadowstats.com/alternate_data/inflation-charts
What does this chart represent? It shows inflation, which is the change in prices over time. For example, something that cost $1.00 in 1990 now costs roughly $2.00.* Things get more expensive with time. Look at that graph! Using the old measure, (the blue line), inflation has been approaching 10% for the entire 21st Century.

What does this cart mean for you? Well, the Clinton Administration also changed the way inflation was measured. Before, they'd take a bunch of food, and things people typically need to live (called a basket of goods) and measure how much it cost. Then, each month, they'd compare the cost this month to the cost last month, and tell you how much more expensive things are. That's inflation. They were measuring changes in the cost of living.

But now, with changes in the methodology, they use several techniques to change the measured rate of inflation. I'll explain one of them here, called substitution.

In a free market, people choose how they spend their money. Economists believe that if something gets too expensive, you'll switch your buying habit and buy something else. So if butter gets too expensive, you'll buy margarine. If steak gets too expensive, you'll buy hamburger.

Well, this makes sense. It shows how people behave, and how much money they're spending, right? 

WRONG! While it may reflect consumer behavior, it's no longer measuring the cost of LIVING, now it's measuring the cost of SURVIVING. Making substitutions of better quality foods for lower quality foods means you're just surviving. There's a big difference. They actually changed what they're measuring, but didn't tell you.

There are other things they do, but this is a big one because it's easy to see how you're being lied to!

As the story goes:
A little before the French Revolution, Marie Antoinette, the queen of France, was told that the peasants couldn't afford to buy bread, because of the heavy taxation.
She callously replied, "Well, let them eat cake."
Soon after, the French Revolution began.
 Well, The System is telling the American people is exactly the same: can't afford butter? Eat margarine instead.


Want to learn more about basic Economics? 

John Williams' Shadow Government Statistics.
http://www.shadowstats.com/

Chris Martenson's Economic Crash Course.
http://www.chrismartenson.com/crashcourse

* I pulled this is off the top of my head for the sake of example. People in the know, please don't shoot me over the specific value of this number.