Economics 101

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“The Story of Your Enslavement”

I find this video rather interesting.  I am not sure I agree with all the content, but it is certainly food for thought.  I also plan to read more about Mr. Stefan Molyneux (about him).  I do have some strong vibes that the vast majority of humans are being used and exploited like batteries (The Matrix) powering the wealth generation of the few.  I am not, however, convinced that the rich and powerful have developed a coordinated plan.

I do know, and I have attempted to express this, that money, debt, and credit, makes it very easy for a few to control the many.  Money is, in my opinion, a fallacy.  Each human being is a source of energy, a flame, that can burn given the proper foundation and environment.  But if a human being can’t think for itself, perhaps all it becomes is a source of energy for another’s use and gain.

I also am interested in researching Edward Bernays (about him), mentioned in this short film as the father of propaganda.  I think the media and the advertising/marketing machine is a powerful form of brainwashing that helps perpetuate over-consumptions, or as stated in the film, creating a demand for things when there is no need.

The Madness of A Lost Society

One piece I don’t agree with in this short film is when they say nothing backs the U.S. currency.  Most people make this argument given we are no longer tied to the gold standard, but the truth of the matter is that since the USD is used as the world-wide currency to purchase oil and commodities (reserve currency status), there will always be demand for our currency.  If, however, should the USD lose its reserve status (because our debt is out of control) the dollar could collapse.  Although there are many aspects of this short firm that I feel hit the truth, there are other pieces where I remain skeptical.  Often fear is promoted with an end-game in mind.  There are those out there who are trying to stir up fear to get people to buy precious metals and of course they are the same corrupt spirits that are targeted in the above film.  We must always look upon each point of view with skepticism, including our own.

Cooking the Golden Goose

A profit is nothing more than trickery and deception, for a thing is only worth the energy used to create it, nothing more, nothing less.

 

All that man has created, or could’ve created, or could create, could’ve or could be done without Gold.

 

What other creatures will take our money in exchange for something we want?

 

A gold rock, a piece of paper, a coin, has no energy to expend or provide and therefore has no worth.

 

Even a fool can become rich if he picks the winning number.

 

Bankers are like priests – they pass an empty bowl around and the people fill it with their money.

 

Making money off money is nothing short of a magic trick.

 

Taking a loan or using credit breaks the harmonious law of nature that says no energy can be used without using energy to use it.

 

A river flows from its source to the ocean while money flows onto itself.

 

A billionaire doesn’t have enough energy to count his billions.

 

The only currency that has value is the mind, the hand, blood and sweat.

 

Men dig tons of earth to find an ounce of gold (Heraclitus — sixth century B.C.)