Tuesday, November 29, 2022

"No more than state-sanctioned fraud"


That's Neil Oliver's perspective on the illegitimate assumption of power by the bureaucratic State over us citizens.  Here's an excerpt;  full video below.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: the social contract – that notion by which we surrender power to the state in return for services and safety – is broken beyond repair. They broke it, not us. Successive governments – not just the present bunch of cardboard cut-outs … have, over decades, knowingly and deliberately betrayed every aspect of that contract. It is null and void and we, the blameless party, are no longer bound by its conditions. We the people – the sovereign people of this country – don’t just hold the power: we ARE the power. We loan some of it – a short-term loan – to governments. And those governments are supposed to serve us, do our bidding. NEVER the other way round. We tell them what to do.

Hundreds of years’ worth of governments have quietly and secretively presided over a financial system that is no more than state-sanctioned fraud. Power to create money out of thin air was put in the hands of an entirely private, unelected, unaccountable business and this power has been abused to make a tiny group unimaginably rich by enslaving all of US with debt. That system is now on the point of collapse. The West is bankrupt and governments and bankers are scrabbling to solve a problem: how to subtract every last shekel from the people while still having a handful of wealthy bankers, and their enablers, left over.

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Our so-called leaders tell us our lives must be filled with hardship while they warm themselves in centrally heated homes paid for with our taxes … and look forward to Christmas parties and food and drink and decorations paid for by all of us. That is not leadership. That is an abusive relationship.

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I say we owe them nothing – not our loyalty and not our obedience. If we continue to comply we build our own prison around ourselves, for their benefit.

They have promised us the earth while stealing it from us – raping and pillaging its resources only for their own enrichment. I say again, there is nothing to fear if we have each other.

Here’s the thing: if we set a course for ourselves and back each other every step of the way, we will cross this ocean of darkness together, all the way to where we want to be.

There's more at the link.

I can't disagree with a word he says.  The more of us who listen - and, more importantly, act on his message - the better.



coyoteken48 said...

As was said by Ann Rand. We need to dis associate ourselves from the system as much as we can. It is time for all of us, as Atlas to Shrug. ---ken

Ritchie said...

Ungrateful subject/sarc

coyoteken48 said...

I didn't catch what my computer did when it corrected my spelling. That's Ayn Rand, not Ann. GO GALT !!! ---ken

Mind your own business said...

The trouble is those that run these governments don't agree with Neil's basic premises about how government should function. And if they have the power, they seize the authority and force whatever they want down peoples' throats.

They think of us as cattle on their tax farm.