Monday, July 11, 2011
Debt = Money & Freedom = Slavery
"I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world no longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men."
Woodrow Wilson (After signing the Federal Reserve Act of 1913)
I'm starting to sound like my dad. The veil covering my face is starting to wear thing. I am beginning to see a few rays of truth peaking through fabric washed too many times in machines of (political) propaganda. I am beginning to see that I too was (or am) one of the brainwashed masses. This is an apocalypse for me.
Unlike my dad, I've lost faith in government's ability to solve basic human problems. I no longer believe that government (i.e. the federal government) has the masses best interest at heart. From this mono-party system, I checked out a nearly twenty years ago. Oh, I still vote, but I vote third party or I write in. Recently, I've found myself not voting for a person even when there is only one choice of who to vote for. Mickey Mouse got my vote in the last presidential election. Mickey Mouse is quite popular on ballots turned in by my.
Friday, on my way home from contra dance, I had a stimulating conversation with a representative of Seattle's chapter of the International Socialist Organization. The ISO is a revolutionist branch of the socialist party of America. Nick said they meet every Wednesday, room 4115, 7:00 PM, at Seattle Central Community College. I don't consider myself a socialist. I'm too much of a political atheist to believe in politics these days. However, I do agree that we need a change in consciousness in this country. That we need to wake up to the fact that our world is finite and there is only so many resources to go around. And that everybody who is born on this earth deserves a few basic amenities.
I may write on this more in the future. How I am becoming like my dad.
Posted by William James at 12:00 AM