Posts Tagged ‘Usury’
Correlating Hegemony, Wars and Psyops, and the need to make money from money, hasn’t it brought us to the abyss?
This video explores the historical critique of Usury, its prohibition and some alternatives.
Usury – the lending of money at interest has been condemned throughout history by noble people of ALL faiths (Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, Muslims, Catholics, Greeks). It makes the poor poorer and gives rise to the most avaricious of lenders. We are actually being told our wars are for the purpose of enriching these people – and this is presented to us as an acceptable reason (not in the video).
Instead of money being a medium of exchange, interest rates elevate money to being an end in itself.
It is strange that so many Jewish people are in the lending business, when lending at interest rates is treated with scorn in the Old Testament, although permissible in the event of lending to a non Jew for business purposes.
But nowadays we are all indebted, Jew and non Jew to interest rates for our housing and living expenses. “In the Old Testament, usury is considered an “abominable thing,” listed next to rape, murder, robbery and adultery. (Ezekiel 18:19-13).
The Ancient Greeks regulated interest, and then deregulated it. Upon deregulation, there was a catastrophic amount of unregulated debt which lead to the selling of Athenians into slavery. Plato (Laws, v. 742) and Aristotle (Politics, I, x, xi) both agreed that usury was immoral and unnatural…”
and upon Plato, Laws, Book V:
“In marrying and giving in marriage, no one shall give or receive any dowry at all; and no one shall deposit money with another whom he does not trust as a friend, nor shall he lend money upon interest; and the borrower should be under no obligation to repay either capital or interest.”
and upon Aristotle, Politics, Book I, Part 10:
“There are two sorts of wealth-getting, as I have said; one is a part of household management, the other is retail trade: the former necessary and honorable, while that which consists in exchange is justly censured; for it is unnatural, and a mode by which men gain from one another. The most hated sort, and with the greatest reason, is usury, which makes a gain out of money itself, and not from the natural object of it. For money was intended to be used in exchange, but not to increase at interest. And this term interest, which means the birth of money from money, is applied to the breeding of money because the offspring resembles the parent. Wherefore of any modes of getting wealth this is the most unnatural.”
The Jews assert that since Christians forbade the practice of usury as immoral, the Christians having relied on Luke 6:35
“But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.”
I made a post on October 19, 2008 full of quotes about Fiat money, with an attempt at linking them with a narrative. I failed.
So this is a repost with just the quotes. Gold is now over a thousand dollars an ounce, and all the evil of our world is quantified in Fiat money.
So maybe this is more timely now. It seems that globalisation, Banks and Fiat money are anyway collapsing.
A commenter [Federal Reserve] said:
On September 29, 2008 at 10:30 pm Seven Star Hand
“Most people have no idea that the common-denominator math of all the world’s currencies forms an endless loop that generates debt faster than we can ever generate the value to pay for it. Those who scoff at this analysis have simply failed to do the math. Consequently, this civilization is verifiably based on purposeful and institutionalized deception, coercion, and exploitation. The time is long overdue to change the human equation and end the root causes of most injustice and suffering.” Seven Star Hand
Not only is the so-called Fed a great deception, but money itself is verifiably and undeniably evil. The time has arrived to finally “kill the beast” and take our civilization away from the evil cabals that control all money and banking.
Bring paper money into a country where this use of paper is unknown, and everyone will laugh at your subjective imagination.
If the world were split in half, and one half kept using money and the other didn’t, I might choose the one with money. But I would rather it was real money. And that a whole banking class was not taxing the system and using those taxes (their profits, bonuses and salaries for right wing neo colonial ventures.
The New York Times  had a fascinating article on Saturday by Don Van Natta Jr. about a new cabal of rich conservatives who are gearing up to do battle with the rich liberals at MoveOn.org.
The group is called Freedom Watch, and its goal is to take a hard line against Iran and pursue other foreign-policy and domestic issues. The article says Freedom Watch aims to raise $200 million by next fall, which “will be easy,” according to an anonymous benefactor. SOURCE
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.