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On Thu, 19 May 2005, Dirk Bruere at Neopax
Don't forget all of our glorious US CEOs who, like the guy at Intel, consider that they can survive and grow in the future without hiring any more Americans.
I'd advise a boycott, or boycott-like responses to that.
You might want to read the book I talked about below....
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Recently I posted about a book that I thought might be interesting to read:
"The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve" by G. Edward Griffin ( ISBN 0912986182 ) Second edition (fifth printing), 608 pp. I think there is a 3rd edition, now.
What attracted more of my interest was the blurb on the back:
"Where does money come from? Where does it go? Who makes it? The money magicians' secrets are unveiled. We get a close look at their mirrors, their pulleys, cogs, and wheels that create the grand illusion called money. A dry and boring subject? Just wait! You'll be hooked in five minutes.... This book is about the most blatant scam of all history... the cause of wars, boom-bust cycles, inflation, depression, prosperity."
Yep, I was hooked. From the table of contents:
"What is the Federal Reserve System? The answer may surprise you. It is not federal and there are no reserves. Furthermore, the Federal Reserve Banks are not even banks."
And the author explained all this in the book.
To give you an idea of what was involved, here is a quote from page 8:
"...riding in the car at the end of the train, were seven men who represented an estimated one-fourth of the total wealth of the entire world." I copied that correctly, one-fourth of the total wealth of the entire world. They were: Nelson Aldrich, Abraham P Andrew (Secy US Treasury, Frank A. Vanderlip (prez of the most powerful bank at the time), Henry P. Davison (J. P. Morgan), Charles D. Norton (J.P. Morgan), Benjamin Strong(J.P.Morgan), and Paul Warburg (representing the Rothshild dynasty). Jekyll Island is a real place and the meeting of these guys was kept secret for years and even denied to have taken place. The meeting was to create a banking cartel that did not look like a cartel or a bank but was to allow private interests to make money (in more ways than one) and shift any and all risk to the taxpayer.
I will say that after reading the book I was truly blown away (more way below). Anyone reading this post can go to amazon.com and click on books, advanced search, then put in the ISBN and look at that page, or, copy and paste the URL below (watch out for CRs since the line is wrapped).
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========================= Amazon says that:
Customers who bought this book also bought
* The Case Against the Fed by Murray N. Rothbard * Secrets of the Temple: How the Federal Reserve Runs the Country by William Greider * What Has Government Done to Our Money by Murray N. Rothbard * The Shadows of Power: The Council on Foreign Relations and the American Decline by James Perloff * Tragedy & Hope: A History of the World in Our Time by Carroll Quigley ==================== So, readers are not just casual and superficial.
And, Greider's book (see above) is another very amazing book (I didn't read it, but I read book reviews and the blurb) where the author did all the research in a very thick book that showed how the Federal Reserve actually caused the 1987 stock market crash (and I know people that lost a lot of money in this crash). Griffin's book talks about all of these.
On a separate piece of paper, I listed all the pages of very amazing paragraphs from probably 50 pages or more. I mean really amazing. It is totally beyond me to quote these for your benefit. Yes, wars were caused and promoted and had their financing arranged by cliques and families of the rich or people who controlled money! Its even a bigger deal than the book(s) on the Krupp family and Germany. Conspiracy? Yes, England dragging the USA into the war with the sinking of the Lusitania. It was all a setup.
The author is not a crackpot. The book has a large number of references to the serious historical and banking literature. I actually looked up a few, including one book on the sinking of the Lusitania and a lot of the details surrounding the investigation. The guy in charge of the investigation refused to take a fee for the job (it was a coverup) and, later in years, said it was all a "damned dirty business."
Also, right there on Amazon there are 82 reviews of the book. Yes, 82 reviews of Griffin's book. All that I read were better and more detailed than the one I'm writing here. I had the distinct impression that the authors of these reviews knew a lot more about the subject than I did.
Conspiracies? The book describes many and cites references. I looked up just one: ========== at: gYipqLoydJA19710963492:29:80 "Tragedy and Hope..." by Caroll Quigley you should find the text below:
ISBN: 094500110X Publisher: GSG & buttociates, 1975.; Reprint. 1,348 pages. "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" - Carroll Quigley. Brand new hardback. Satisfaction guaranteed by professional seller. All books plastic-wrapped for shipment. ================== The name "Carroll" is misspelled as "Caroll" in some places.
The author's agenda seems politically conservative and he is definitely on the warpath to have the Federal Reserve system abolished. Enbreasties such as the World Bank, according to the author, are conduits for the flow of money from the USA to developing countries as part of "carrots" and "pitchforks" to alter their political ways (including trade treaties, interal human rights, etc.). I think that elimination of the Federal Reserve will not happen (and at least not in my lifetime) and I'm not sure its a good idea because it will surely cause major problems all over the world. As far as the world bank and influencing international political systems involving the flow of money and the author's notion that we should get out of the UN and get the UN out of the USA, I'm not so sure about that, either. I'd like to hear from the oposing side before giving my judgement. However, as a lesson in how money works and as a lesson in how private financial interests of very small numbers of very powerful and rich people (or people in control of very large amounts of money), it is an excellent book. The author is in favor of returning to a form of money that is either made of precious metals or at least backed by precious metals. His case and arguments are compelling but I won't take a stand on the issue without thinking about the issue a lot more. But, as a forewarning of future "storms" of our economy and the world's economy, its pretty clear to me that -- yes -- there will be economic collapses and depressions again in the future and a lot of people will be hurt and hurt badly.
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The Federal Reserve is the US system of a central bank of a government. The Bank of England is a similar central bank. Most of the modern countries have their own central banks and, from the book, apparently operate in very similar ways: they manipulate currencies, arrange funding of wars, and the population at large doesn't have the faintest idea what is going on.
Griffin also explains how the Federal Reserve was causally involved in the great depression of '29. The crash was engineered by the Fed and even before the crash, rich people were warned consideralby in advance to get out of the stock market. And, they did. And, how! The depression that followed the crash was not anticipated and not meant to take place (thanks to Murphy's Law and "The best plans of mice and men oft go awry") but it happened and lots of innocent people got hurt bad.
I know I have dissed economists all over the place in recent years but I have more respect for the "moneychanger" business and the world of money, banks, and business in general. That is where there is power and control, and as far as I'm concerned, the stuff in Griffin's book is important and significant. I had the feeling, after reading this book, that all of this "New World Order" has, under the surface, still more machinations from the rich and powerful.