People in general are comfortable with the status quo. Despite the chinks in the armor of the tale, they’ll simply just go along. There are many distractions to keep us churning away on the treadmill without question or critical thought. Simply getting by, Sports, celebrities…
Those that question the status quo can be easily labeled and marginalized by the establishment. The one candidate in the last presidential election to even question the policies of the Federal Reserve and advocate adherence to the Constitution was painted as a radical.
Most are unaware (or never even question) that the Federal Reserve is in no way federal at all. It is in fact a private corporation that operates in the interests of its shareholders.
We’ve been conditioned to accept the way things are. But certainly red flags must be popping up for even the most complacent. Surely if you go to the grocery store you know there is much higher price inflation than you are being told to believe. Packages are getting smaller as grocery bills continue to expand.
Why is it that the average price of a new car is twice what my parents paid for the house I grew up in. Most don’t even think about the price tag of a car because in our society of credit only the monthly payment is considered.
Inflation is a stealth tax on the people that robs them of their purchasing power. Since the creation of the Fed in 1913, the US Dollar has lost about 95% of it’s purchasing power.
Look for much more on the Fed to come but for now, let’s stay on point. There are those who are waking up……..and unfortunately also being labeled.
“It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.”
End The Fed” Rallies Are Exploding Throughout Germany
from Mike Kreiger of LibertyBlitzkreig.com
This is a fascinating development and one that I had no idea was happening until today. It seems that rallies are spreading throughout Germany protesting the corrupt and dying global status quo. One of the key targets of these groups is the U.S. Federal Reserve system, which as I and many others have maintained, is the core cancer infecting the entire planet.
As I tweeted earlier today:
As I have said many times before, future generations will look back at Central Banking as we look back at slavery.
According to the organizer of these rallies, they have now spread to up to 100 cities and have a combined attendee base of around 20,000. What is also interesting, is that the mainstream media in Germany is calling them Nazis. In Germany, if you don’t support Central Banking, this apparently means you are a Nazi. What a joke. Just more proof mainstream media everywhere is complete and total propaganda. It is also a good sign, since it shows the desperate lengths to which the power structure will go to keep their criminal ponzi alive.
Do these folks seem like Nazis to you?
• source: zerohedge.com
Germans Want to End the Fed?
from James Corbett of corbettreport.com
Three months ago, Lars Maehrholz, a German citizen concerned about war, freedom of the press and the Federal Reserve began a weekly peace demonstration in Berlin. At the time he was the only person in attendance, but after attracting a larger audience and garnering coverage from a local mainstream journalist, Ken Jebsen, the movement now boasts a combined 20,000 participants in 100 cities across Europe.
Is a revolution occurring? Lars Maehrholz hopes so. Last week, he told Luke Rudkowski of citizen journalist group We Are Change about the origin of the protest:
“I started this movement because I realized that the Federal Reserve Act is one of the worst laws in the whole world. A private banking company is lending America money, and in my opinion America is not democratic anymore. The Federal Reserve tells the government what to do, and that’s a problem.”
Asked by Rudkowski why a German protest movement would have as one of its targets the U.S. central bank, Maehrholz explained: “Because when you realize that the finance system is a global system, you have to go back to the beginning of the system. And in my opinion it’s also the World Bank and the IMF and things like this, but at the beginning of all this is the law from 1913.”
That the German people (or at least a segment of that population) seem to be better informed about the evils of the Fed than the American people may be surprising at first glance, but there may be a logic to it.
After all, this is the country where a growing grassroots movement called “Repatriate Our Gold” arose in 2012 and forced the Bundesbank to issue a remarkable statement in January 2013 announcing that they would indeed repatriate 674 tons of their gold holdings at the New York Fed by 2020. The announcement came as a shock to world markets and the clearest sign yet that the Bundesbank was taking the threat of a death spiraling Euro seriously.
Boy what a difference a year makes. In all of 2013, the Bundesbank actually received a paltry 5 tons of gold from the New York Fed out of a scheduled 84 tons. High-ranking Merkel officials are tripping over themselves to tell the public that this is a good thing, but the public clearly are not buying it. They know that something is rotten in the state of Germany, and that rot goes back to the Fed. Hence the Monday demonstrations.
Depending on whether you’re a glass half full or glass half empty kind of person, this is either great news or depressing news. It’s great insofar as there is a growing movement of concerned people across Europe that are identifying the real cause of the world’s economic problems: private central banking in general, and the Fed in particular.
It’s depressing to think, however, that there is a larger and more active anti-Fed movement in Europe than there is in America itself. The wind has long since left the sails of the American End The Fed movement and the Campaign For Liberty has so far failed to continue Ron Paul’s legacy of opposition to the bank.
The real question is: who is the American Lars Maehrholz and when will Monday demonstrations begin in Washington?
Martin Armstrong Warns Civil Unrest Is Rising Everywhere: “This Won’t End Pretty”
from Martin Armstrong of Armstrong Economics,
The greatest problem we have is misinformation. People simply do not comprehend why and how the economic policies of the post-war era are imploding. This whole agenda of socialism has sold a Utopian idea that the State is there for the people yet it is run by lawyers following their own self-interest.
The pensions created for those in government drive the cost of government up exponentially with time. The political forces blame the rich and this merely creates a class warfare with no resolution for the future. Even confiscating all the wealth of the so-called rich will not sustain the system. Consequently, we just have to crash and burn and start all over again.
The Guardian reported that some 50,000 people marched in London to protest against austerity. They cried: “Who is really responsible for the mess this country is in? Is it the Polish fruit pickers or the Nigerian nurses? Or is it the bankers who plunged it into economic disaster – or the tax avoiders? It is selective anger.”
The exploitation by the bankers has been really a disaster. They have been their own worst enemy and in the end, they have become the symbol that inspires class warfare if not revolution. They are not the representatives of those who produce jobs. They are merely those who wanted to trade with other people’s money for free. When they win, it is their’s, but any losses are passed to the taxpayers. Bankers should be bankers – not hedge fund managers who keep 100% of the profits using other people’s savings.
The repeal of Glass Steagall was the final straw that broke the back of the world economy. That was the single worst act that could have ever been done and we are now paying the price in spades. The collapse from 2007 has wiped out even the liquidity of the markets. The second worst act was the creation of the euro when the real goal was the federalization of Europe from the outset. That undermined the entire European banking system and has led to a serious undermining of the entire global economy.
The solutions from politics will always be the same – grab more power. We are in a downward spiral of liberty and how far we go down this path to the future will be determined by the people and if they at least wise up and see this is not class warfare, it is the people against government. This is why I say career politicians are dangerous for they can be bought way too easily as Clinton was to open the flood gates for the bankers.
This is not going to end pretty. The question is when does society wake up? Just how high will this price be that we have to pay? They will blame the rich and the idiots will cheer – get them. What will happen when there is no more wealth to hunt? We end up with a communist state by default – no wealth, just career politicians who blame everyone but themselves.
• source: zerohedge.com