Formerly Independence Day

Today is Independence Day in America.  For most Americans, it is a day of family, friends, celebration, and probably beer.  At least, judging from the experiences I have had.

Today is a day when we can celebrate the birth of our nation, and reflect on the sacrifices of the people who founded our nation.  I often look to the great minds from our founding, such as Thomas Jefferson (I believe one of the finest minds in human history) or Ben Franklin.  However, when looking for wisdom from our founders John Adams is often overlooked.

In my family, I was told frequently of our lineage relationship to Adams, so I obviously have had some minor interest in reading of his thoughts.  And to be honest, it has formed a large basis of my views on what it means to be an American Patriot.

“Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present Generation to preserve your Freedom! I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven, that I ever took half the Pains to preserve it.” — John Adams

This is a foundational piece for me.  It speaks to the huge sacrifices that men made to provide us with an opportunity to know freedom.  Men who lost families, huge fortunes, and their lives.  They would live in caves and forests, hiding from British forces and trying to keep attention from their families.  The cost of the war in lives, money, and misery is astounding when compared to the lavish and luxurious lifestyle that these men have allowed us to have.

So it is with shame that I reflect on the above quote.  I can surely bet that he would regret what he has given up to only gain 200 years and some change of relative freedom.  We have squandered away our national reputation, our education, and our financial independence.

And this is really the key.  On this day that we celebrate Independence Day, we must remember that our independence was lost to the international banking cartel (the IMF and Reserve).  Which brings to mind another quote from Adams:

“All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.” – John Adams

And doesn’t that really seem to be the problem here?  People like you and I (presuming you are someone who is not part of the financial decision making process in America) do not seek to bankrupt our nation.  We just want a fair shake, and a decent chance to make a decent life for ourselves and our families.  This is the backbone of America: working for our families.  That is honor and virtue.  But how many of us actually understand the illusion of finance that is in our Keynesian finance system?  That “fiat debt” is nothing but an illusion.  Promises to pay $1 are loaned out 10 different times, creating $10 in debt for every $1 deposited or promised.

But even on a personal level we see this warning being ignored to the detriment of The People.  How many parents are not willing to take on debt (often at crazy high rates via payday loans, pawn loans, or rent to own shops) to provide a bauble for their children?   Is this not a virtuous act, wanting better for your children?

Of course, this virtue is actually misplaced good intentions.  People do not think about how their debt, when it comes home to roost, will actually deprive their future family line of the freedom and liberty that our ancestors could only dream of.  Completely ignorant of the massive Ponzi scheme that is the Reserve Banking System, we feed the beast and piss away our future.

And this will come home to roost.  It already has in Greece, where the government is trying to sell off national treasures such as The Parthenon as well as take out additional loans from the IMF.  The people there have wisened up, and figured out two key things:

1.  The IMF loan will do nothing but ensure an additional cycle of debt acquisition.  It will enrich the few and enslave the rest.

2.  They can raise complete hell in the streets and get their government to take heed of their warnings.

Now, will this result in anything meaningful for Greece?  I guess time will tell.  I would honestly expect that if they truly do default, the US (the “legbreaker” for the IMF Mafia, to use an analogy) will likely take military action, even if by proxy (you know, like we have done for the last 60 years?).

Which will bring me to my last insight from John Adams:

“Democracy… while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.” – John Adams

This is exactly what seems to be happening.  Of course, my opinion is that it has been imploding pretty much for the last 10 years, but that the banks and other corporations have been raiding national coffers before taking us down.  There has been a slow acquisition of key commodities by people with names like Rothschild and Rockefeller, who own major shares of companies like Veolia Water, Waste Management, Bayer, and Monstanto.  These are the people who provide clean water and food to most of the people on Earth.

So it would seem that we have a set stage.  Our democracies will implode.  Or maybe not.  Maybe they will try to recycle them all one more time to consolidate more power and more wealth before taking control of water and food, milking it just like they do oil nowadays.  Individual energy independence is something that is just around the corner, and once that tool of subjugation is no longer valid, fresh water and food will be the next method of control.

Happy Independence Day, America.  I truly honor those who sacrificed so much to provide us our opportunity to screw everything up.  At the same time, I am ashamed for being part of the problem, myself, through most of my whole life.  Of course, it is not too late to change.  The Greeks have the courage, apparently, to riot in the streets.

But then again, they do not appear to be in a state of lazy decadence.

“I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. ” – John Adams

A damned shame.  We were given the opportunity, and turned our backs.  But I understand.  Snooki and Charlie Sheen are so much more important and insightful than Francis Bacon and Aristotle.

One Response to “Formerly Independence Day”

  1. Acquisition?

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