Sunday, January 27, 2008

CFR and the Federal Reserve

This issue of the relationships of the CFR with the Fed, the CFR and the Fed with government -- its entanglement internationally with other governments and financial systems; its ideology -- is without question the most important issue facing the globe.

If we do not get folks to understand that we are headed toward a New World Order, which is a world order in which none of us will be free, but controlled from cradle to grave, we are all doomed.

With this New World Order, class differences are important in order for these folks to achieve, control and maintain their vision of a New World Order. Moreover, it has begun – consider the Euro, and the North American currency union proposal, which will bring about the Amero. A National ID card due to be the law in 2008 entitled the “Real ID Act” is also an important step in their vision of a New World Order.

I believe that we do need a new world order, but not of this design. Rather a New World Order that with authentic freedom for all achieved through our praxeological nature, world involvement as individuals, diversity, understanding, and achieving the desires that we all have in common will evolve.

We have previously discussed this issue; however, this issue is worthwhile and requires repeating time and time again.

I have forwarded the following to family and my children, friends and acquaintances, in regard to your email, in the hope that they will also disseminate the message.

Only we can create the impetus of change.

Council on Foreign Relations & The Federal Reserve.

In this article, there are some very important facts that need to be comprehended. For in it, there is an exposition as to why we are in our current state of affairs; it exposes the reason we have a particular (and I might add precarious) relationship with Israel, why we are in Iraq, and the reason for our belligerence toward Iran. It exposes the reason for our insatiable reliance on debt, and consequently our likewise reliance on credit.

The Foreign Policy of the Bush administration is influenced by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), a nongovernmental organization. The CFR proposition, the Project for a New American Century is an ideology from which George W. Bush posited his National Security Strategy of the United States of America, the so-called "Bush Doctrine,” which holds responsibility for these unacceptable, untenable policies.

The tie in between the CFR and the Federal Reserve is not arguable -- the CFR established and does control the Federal Reserve System. Just compare the relationships of the signatories, the politicians, the conspirators who initiated the Federal Reserve System at Jekyll Island, with the CFR then and today.

Debt creation is the name of the game, and there is not a more viable way of creating debt than by creating credit. The more credit the greater debt creation. The players include not only individuals but governments as well.

This scenario has been in the works, the planning, since the late 19th century, and is the reason we have not only the Bush Foreign Policy, in particular, but also globalization, and the monetary policies in play today. The Federal Reserve monetary system is directly responsible for our current sub-prime lending problem that has devastated so many homeowners and our economy. Sub-prime lending also has the same problem potential for other mortgage holdings, such as automobiles and other large ticket items.

These exalted folks will go to any means to meet their ends. They are delighted to see Americans enthralled in sports, Super Bowl Sunday, American Idle, Deal or No Deal, the reality shows, and other entertainment, to keep their minds occupied as opposed to being mindful of the important issues. Their view is as long as our minds are occupied with entertainment and frivolity it will keep common folks like you and me below the radar on their escapades. They are more than willing to take all you hold dear up to and including your very life, as well as the lives of your children and family, in order to meet their ends.

It is also important to understand any future president will be so influenced, with the one exception of Ron Paul.

Please take the time to read this Creature from Jekyll Island article. Take the time to research the material. Analyze what is written, and you will come away with an entirely new way of thinking.

It will, or it certainly should, tick you off.

If you have not read the book by G. Edward Griffin, you should.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

A Dream of Changing the World

“Dr. King's dream began to be realized when President Lyndon Johnson passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, when he was able to get through Congress something that President Kennedy was hopeful to do, the president before had not even tried, but it took a president to get it done.” Hillary Clinton

The fact is that President Kennedy nor would President Lyndon Johnson most likely have had any inkling of a “Civil Rights Act” if it were not for Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mrs. Clinton: I would like you to know that you are, for the most part, wrong. It took the blood, sweat, tears, and consequently, in the end the life of Martin Luther King to “get it done.” It also took the people who shared in his dream who also gave their blood, sweat, tears, and for some their lives, to “get it done,” to invoke and initiate the needed change. Folks like Rosa Parks, Thurgood Marshall, William Sloane Coffin, Ralph Abernathy, Wyatt Walker, George Smith, Bayard Rustin, Medgar Evers, Ruby Bridges, Charles Eddie Moore, Henry Hezekiah Dee, the Little Rock Nine, and so many others. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the people who believed in his message are the heroes, not Lyndon Jonson. It took Martin Luther King’s dream and leadership. Sadly, though, you are right in that it did take a President, because they could no longer ignore the momentum of Dr. King’s dream, to “get it done.”

Mrs. Clinton, in your remark I have a sense of ignorance: In the south, as a road musician, I was introduced in a profound way to racist America. I experienced, to one degree or another, all that has been written about racism and segregation in the South. I don’t know whether I would have had the courage, and to have been willing to take the real risk of losing my life, as did these truly brave Americans. In the deep south, others who had more experience, cautioned me not to reveal the fact that I was a northerner. After only a few weeks, I clearly understood their message. I became a very good listener, and learned to get by without using my northern accent. To my chagrin, all of my northern orientated pre-conceived perceptions regarding blacks, and the crusade of Dr. Martin Luther King, quickly dissipated. It was a humbling experience.

As a result of my experience, I have nothing but the highest respect and admiration for all those who persisted in bringing about a greater equality for us all. They are the true heroes.

The era of slavery and its aftermath to the fruition of the “Civil Rights Act” was a “Dark Night of the Soul” for America. As human beings we should not of had to have such a thing as a “Civil Rights Act.”

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Ron Paul for President of the United States

Ron Paul, a man of exceptional principles, moral character, leadership, and a deep commitment to the Constitution of the United States is competing for the presidency of the United States of America.

Without question, with Ron Paul what you see is what you will get.

He is a man who has not wavered in his commitment to a peaceful, free, and prosperous America. As his previous candidacies for president, his purpose has always been to inform and educate. His goal is to change hearts and minds, which is more important to him than the presidency itself: “We may not accomplish all we want, in one or even two elections. But we will accomplish it.” according to Dr. Paul.

He has received many endorsements that clearly define the goals of his ten term political life as a U.S. congressional representative.

An endorsement by 112 academics, titled Academics for Ron Paul, clearly defines in simple terms why Ron Paul deserves our support.

Here are a few quotations from Ron Paul:

“… we are seeking to reverse more than a century of big government, of the warfare-welfare state, of Federal Reserve's dollar manipulation, of a fat and happy military-industrial complex, of the subversion of our Constitution.”

“This movement has always operated on two tracks -- intellectual and political, and must. The first and most important is the intellectual. Such heroes of freedom as Ludwig von Mises, Hayek, Henry Hazlitt, Murray Rothbard, and so many others like Rose Wilder Lane, John T. Flynn, Isabel Patterson, and Garret Garrett, have helped build the foundations of freedom, prosperity, and peace. We carry on their work, to change hearts and minds.”

“Many great men and women have lived and died in this cause. I have been deeply involved in it all my life. It is a matter of educational work, and elections. We may not accomplish all we want, in one or even two elections. But we will accomplish it. Young people now living will see the free society that you and I dream of, as their everyday reality, an America at peace, prosperous and free, with the federal government chained down by the Constitution, as Jefferson said.”

“… to repeal a hundred years and more of evil, is brand-new on the face of the earth. But now is the time to stick together like the brothers and sisters we are, to stand side by side in this fight against the media toadies, warmongers, and Wall Street rip-off artists who stand against us, and who always remind me of Tolkien's Orcs.”

“The true antidote to racism is liberty. Liberty means having a limited, constitutional
government devoted to the protection of individual rights rather than group claims.”

We have Democrats making the clarion call for the need for change; we have many Republicans seemingly conflicted with the mandates of their party, on questions of the war on terror, the Iraq war, Iran, health care, and immigration. The candidates of both parties are stumbling all over each other in lust for the Presidency, only to boost their ego.

There is a candidate who is a declared Republican but a libertarian at heart, who simply wants peace, freedom, and prosperity for America -- not for his self-fulfillment but for America. Goals he has pursued for much of his life; his name is Ron Paul.

There is a candidate who is an ob-gyn physician. A man who knows from on-hand experience the needs of our healthcare system, and the needs of those who depend on it; his name is Ron Paul, MD.

“It's only in medicine that technology has raised prices rather than lowering prices.” Why is that?

There is a man who has compassion and has exhibited leadership who will not ignore the economic and social needs of any American; his name is Ron Paul.

We need a change in thinking. A change of hearts and minds on how we perceive the presidency of the United States, on how the world perceives us, as to why there is a need for war, in the perception of the social and economic needs of all Americans. It seems to me we have become a country that lacks compassion and civility; a country of questionable principle, moral character, and certainly a lack of leadership.

Going forward we need a president who will embrace the qualities of compassion, civility, American principles as delineated in the U.S. Constitution, moral character, and leadership if we are again going to be a respected and great country.

We do need change.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

All Sizzle, No Steak

“Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people who have the right to that knowledge and the desire to know. But besides this, they have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge—I mean of the character and conduct of their rulers.” -- John Adams, 1765

What are the expected qualities of a future president? What are the determinants?

It depends on what America’s expectations are for the office of President of the United States of America. If Americans require that the office of President be based on the institutional values the office represents, then they will select a President who will conform to those values. If Americans have no idea what institutional values the office should represent, then their selection will be based on the man or woman who more closely represents their perceptions based on their own values.

Americans need to know what to expect in order to objectively ratiocinate a decision; without knowing what to expect Americans are relying on those who are contending for the presidency, pundits, their interlocutors, and the insidiousness of the media, to tell them what they should expect. The candidates posit what they are going to do if elected president and that becomes the basis for their vote.

If we expect national and international respect and dignity for the United States of America, then there cannot be any determinant more important than the principles, moral character, and quality of leadership of those who occupy the oval office. The expectations are what are delineated in the Constitution of the United States of America which extends itself to a leadership with probity in relation to peace, human rights, justice, the environment, fiscal responsibility, respects for the civil rights of Americans and others, the honoring of international commitments, the separation of church and state, secularity, and the prudent management and control of our military and particularly nuclear weapons.

When Americans are ignorant of -- or choose to ignore -- the expectations of the Presidency as an institution is when Americans build their expectations around the man or woman running for the Presidency. Sometimes the sizzle becomes more important than the steak. The substance of their rhetoric obfuscated. The sizzle is not only in their rhetoric, but includes the object value we place with the candidate: whether they look presidential.

Whomever the President chosen, he or she must posses because of the expectations of the office:

Good behavior; moral and ethical standards in judgement based on principle rather than expediency, and uphold the tenets and essence of our Constitution and democracy.

Private and public moral character; keeping in mind that they are role models for other nations, Americans in general, and our children. The office must reflect our expectations of how other nations should behave. A leader’s duty is to act in a way so as not to physically or emotionally hurt others, and traits that include trustworthiness, respect for others, self-restraint, honesty, integrity, reliability (promise keeping), loyalty and fidelity, sincerity, candor, integrity (playing by the rules), reliability (keeping ones word), accepting accountability and responsibility (the willingness to be accountable for one’s actions), prudence, vision, and compassion for others: if one cannot be sympathetic toward others, one’s actions will be based on criteria that do not take into account a full respect for human beings and their circumstances.

Quality of leadership: “And if the President builds that trust to the American people, so that when he says it, they believe it, even if they disagree with the policy that he's advocating, you can create a situation in which leadership can be exerted, that can take this country forward. I don't think it's possible to do that if the President, in the view of the people, is not a man that you can trust and you've caught him in too many lies.” – Stephen Ambrose

The man or woman who is President of the United States must have gravitas, and a command of the issues that face America, of course. His or her principles, character, and quality of leadership will affect how she or he responds.

It is a lot to expect of a man or woman, but the office of the President of the United States of America demands high expectations.

Unfortunately, most Americans buy the sizzle of object value, ones faith, and rhetoric based on what they want to hear; promises of what the candidates are going to do if elected that many times they do not have a hope in the world of accomplishing. The steak, the essence, the basic substance of a man or woman’s electablity must be based on principles, character, and quality of leadership.

However, there are caveats posed in two questions: If Americans do not posses these same qualities, are they capable of making judgments of these qualities in others? Do they have the desire to know the issues facing our country or is the race for the Presidency just like any horserace, only about winning and losing (Democrats vs. Republicans, and the candidates being the stable of each running in the race); a game on which to wager a bet.