Posted 10 years ago on Sept. 16, 2012, 1:04 a.m. EST by TheRoot
from New York, NY
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Think about it. When you go to a convenience store to buy a bottle of water, do you know that you need a third party's permission to buy it and the cashier needs the same permission to sell it to you? You give the cashier a $5 bill; the cashier gives you $3.50 in change and let's you leave with the water. It's a pretty simple transaction and is obvious to most that no permission is needed. But it is true. You first had to have someone else's permission to buy the water for $1.50 and the cashier needed someone else's permission to sell it to you and give you $3.50 in change. When you buy or sell anything, you are required by the force and threat of law to use someone else's currency and only that currency.
As all of us have observed, posted and commented, the leading cause of poverty is not greed of a few; it is greed of the few who have taken control of the currency. Falling real wages, unemployment, lack of opportunity, growing poverty contrasts starkly to the increasing concentration of wealth all because the currency is controlled and manipulated by a few. The 1% got away with it because they bought and paid for the full force of the US Government to protect them.
From the beginning and by the thousands, Posts and commentary run all through the Forum on the issue.
capper, in his Post, "Make the 1% aware of the individual wealth ceiling!" writes that we ought put a ceiling on wealth.
underdog , in "Alternatives to Capitalism -- Which is best?", continues to explore alternatives to money.
factsrfun, in"How about a few fundamentals about capitalism." writes how capitalism was turned on its head and that we should take the wealth of the wealthy, because it’s the fair thing to do, and pay the bill and start over.
In many of his Posts and comments, shadz66 is omnipresent on the topic. As one of many for examples, he writes, "Now, it’s time for action to bust the Wall Street banking corporations, cartels and trusts...,"
There are thousands more...
The 1% forced their perversion on us and succeeded, their idea being to create a monopoly on money. "Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws." MA Rothschild. Currency is where the war is. No other fight is more fundamental to liberty, prosperity and peace in and among societies than this because currency is what we all have in common in all our economies. John Maynard Keynes in "The Economic Consequences of the Peace" wrote in 1919, "Lenin was certainly right. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose."
All of us have diagnosed it; it's time for the medicine. The principle dosing is to eliminate monetary inflation and credit expansion that plagues the world. I'm suggesting the first batch of political medicine is to force the 1% out of their monopoly on currency and create competing currencies.