Friday, 23 November 2007

Money, Banking and the Federal Reserve

Money, Banking and the Federal Reserve
41 min 25 sec - Jun 1, 1996

Average rating: (721 ratings)

Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson understood "The Monster". But to most Americans today, Federal Reserve is just a name on the dollar bill.

They have no idea of what the central bank does to the economy, or to their own economic lives; of how and why it was founded and operates; or of the sound money and banking that could end the statism, inflation, and business cycles that the Fed generates.

Dedicated to Murray N. Rothbard, steeped in American history and Austrian economics, and featuring Ron Paul, Joseph Salerno, Hans Hoppe, and Lew Rockwell, this extraordinary new film is the clearest, most compelling explanation ever offered of the Fed, and why curbing it must be our first priority.

Alan Greenspan is not, we're told, happy about this 42-minute blockbuster. Watch it, and you'll understand why. This is economics and history as they are meant to be: fascinating, informative, and motivating.

This movie could change America.

Indeed, this movie could change the whole world – well, at least it will shed some light on the reality of the contemporary monetary system.

Make no mistake, the issues discussed in this documentary are not just relevant to the United States – in fact, all Western countries subscribe to a slight variation of the same model. Therefore, we are all under the same - essentially feudal - system with few people in charge.

The secretive nature of the Reserve Banking System is probably the most disturbing aspect of this whole kabana. We are looking here at essentially non-government entities, with no overseeing body and no known budgets. That no-budget quandary is actually pretty funny considering that Reserve Banks magically create money out of thin air and then lend it to governments at interest.

So if they need cash for something, I guess they can just print some… Crazy world!

Ron Paul makes an interesting appearance in this movie. He is obviously arguing against such tyranny – and "tyranny" is probably a good word here. His contribution to the debate obviously needs to be acknowledged. However, I cannot escape the impression that promoting such views will not be very helpful in his upcoming presidential candidacy of 2008.

Not because it’s a wrong thing to argue – not at all, quite the opposite in fact. Nevertheless, since this whole “imaginary money” thing is so entrenched, with so many extremely powerful stakeholders relying on perpetuating such a state of affairs – he will likely find it difficult to be accepted and promoted as a serious contender.

Although, stranger things have happened

Added: 14 April 2008

The Money Masters - How International Bankers Gained Control of America
3 hr 35 min 19 sec - Mar 27, 2007
Average rating: (2513 ratings)
"The powers of financial capitalism had a far-reaching plan, 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...

Their secret is that they have annexed from governments, monarchies, and republics the power to create the world's money..."

The Money Masters is a 3 1/2 hour non-fiction, historical documentary that traces the origins of the political power structure that rules our nation and the world today.

The modern political power structure has its roots in the hidden manipulation and accumulation of gold and other forms of money. The development of fractional reserve banking practices in the 17th century brought to a cunning sophistication the secret techniques initially used by goldsmiths fraudulently to accumulate wealth.

With the formation of the privately-owned Bank of England in 1694, the yoke of economic slavery to a privately-owned "central" bank was first forced upon the backs of an entire nation, not removed but only made heavier with the passing of the three centuries to our day. Nation after nation, including America, has fallen prey to this cabal of international central bankers.

  • The Problem
  • The Money Changers
  • Roman Empire
  • The Goldsmiths of Medieval England
  • Tally Sticks
  • The Bank of England
  • The Rise of the Rothschilds
  • The American Revolution
  • The Bank of North America
  • The Constitutional Convention
  • First Bank of the U.S.
  • Napoleon's Rise to Power
  • Death of the First Bank of the U.S. / War of 1812
  • Waterloo
  • Second Bank of the U.S.
  • Andrew Jackson
  • Fort Knox
  • World Central Bank
and more...

Added: 14 April 2008

Money As Debt
47 min - Feb 12, 2007

Average rating: (3853 Ratings)

Paul Grignon's 47-minute animated presentation of "Money as Debt" tells in very simple and effective graphic terms what money is and how it is being created.

It is an entertaining way to get the message out. The Cowichan Citizens Coalition and its "Duncan Initiative" received high praise from those who previewed it.

I recommend it as a painless but hard-hitting educational tool and encourage the widest distribution and use by all groups concerned with the present unsustainable monetary system in Canada and the United States.

No comments: