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Annotated captions of Zeitgeist: Addendum in English

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- The old appeals to racial, sexual and religious chauvinism

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to rabid nationalist fervor are beginning not to work.

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-The business of who I am and whether I'm good or bad

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or achieving or not, all that's learned along the way.

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-It's just a ride

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and we can change it anytime we want. It's only a choice.

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No effort, no work, no job, no savings of money.

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-I realized that I had the game wrong

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that the game was to find out what I already was.

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-We were saying,

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how very important it is

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to bring about, in the human mind

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the radical revolution.

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The crisis is a crisis in consciousness.

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A crisis that cannot, anymore

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accept the old norms

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the old patterns

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the ancient traditions.

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And, considering what the world is now

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with all the misery

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conflict

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destructive brutality

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aggression

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and so on...

chab 03:00
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Man

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is still as he was.

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Is still brutal

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violent

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aggressive

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acquisitive

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competitive.

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And, he's built a society along these lines.

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.

cosmic.synergy 03:38
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ZEITGEIST ADDENDUM

cigano 04:04
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"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted

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to a profoundly sick society." J. Krishnamurti

tzmofficial 04:25
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Society today is composed of a series of institutions.

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.

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From political institutions

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legal institutions

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religious institutions.

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To institutions of social class

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familial values

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and occupational specialization.

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It is obvious the profound influence

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these traditionalized structures have

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in shaping our understandings and perspectives.

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Yet, of all the social institutions, we are born into

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directed by and conditioned upon

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there seems to be no system as taken for granted

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and misunderstood

cigano 05:02
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as the monetary system.

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Taking on nearly religious proportions

karolain 05:07
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the established monetary institution exists

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as one of the most unquestioned forms of faith there is.

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How money is created, the policies by which it is governed

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.

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and how it truly affects society

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are unregistered interests of the great majority of the population.

krusedianna 05:33
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In a world where 1% of the population owns 40% of the planet's wealth.

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In a world where 34.000 children die every single day

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from poverty and preventable diseases

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and where 50% of the world's population

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lives on less than 2 dollars a day...

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One thing is clear.

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Something is very wrong.

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And, whether we are aware of it or not

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the lifeblood of all of our established institutions

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and thus society itself, is money.

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Therefore, understanding this institution of monetary policy

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is critical to understanding why our lives are the way they are.

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Unfortunately, economics is often viewed with confusion and boredom.

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Endless streams of financial jargon

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coupled with intimidating mathematics

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quickly deters people from attempts at understanding it.

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However, the fact is:

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The complexity associated with the financial system is a mere mask

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designed to conceal one of the most socially paralyzing structures

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humanity has ever endured.

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"None are more hopelessly enslaved

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than those who falsely believe they are free."

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-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - 1749-1832

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-A number of years ago

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the central bank of the United States, the Federal Reserve

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produced a document entitled "Modern Money Mechanics".

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This publication detailed the institutionalized practice

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of money creation as utilized by the Federal Reserve

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and the web of global commercial banks it supports.

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On the opening page the document states its objective:

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"The purpose of this booklet is to describe

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the basic process of money creation

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in a 'fractional reserve' banking system."

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It then proceeds to describe this fractional reserve process

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through various banking terminology.

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A translation of which goes something like this:

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The United States government decides it needs some money.

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So it calls up the Federal Reserve

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and requests, say, 10 billion dollars.

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The FED replies saying:

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"Sure, we'll buy ten billion in government bonds from you".

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So the government takes some pieces of paper

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paints some official looking designs on them

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and calls them treasury bonds.

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Then it puts a value on these bonds to the sum of 10 billion dollars

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and sends them over to the FED.

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In turn, the people of the FED

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draw up a bunch of impressive pieces of papers themselves

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only this time, calling them "Federal Reserve notes"

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also designating a value of ten billion dollars to the set.

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The FED then takes these notes and trades them for the bonds.

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Once this exchange is complete

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the government then takes the ten billion in federal reserve notes

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and deposits it into an bank account.

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And, upon this deposit

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the paper notes officially become legal tender money

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adding ten billion to the US money supply.

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And there it is, ten billion in new money has been created.

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Of course, this example is a generalization.

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For, in reality, this transaction would occur electronically

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with no paper used at all.

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In fact, only 3% of the US money supply exists in physical currency.

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The other 97 percent essentially exists in computers alone.

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Now, government bonds are by design instruments of debt.

tzmofficial 09:02
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And when the FED purchases these bonds

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with money essentially created out of thin air

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the government is actually promising

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to pay back that money to the FED.

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In other words, the money was created out of debt.

tzmofficial 09:17
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This mind numbing paradox

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of how money or value can be created out of debt or a liability

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will become more clear as we further this exercise.

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So, the exchange has been made

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and now ten billion dollars sits in a commercial bank account.

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Here is where it gets really interesting.

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For, as based on the fractional reserve practice

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that ten billion dollar deposit

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instantly becomes part of the bank's reserves

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just as all deposits do.

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And, regarding reserve requirements

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as stated in "Modern Money Mechanics":

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"A bank must maintain legally required reserves

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equal to a prescribed percentage of its deposits".

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It then quantifies this by stating: "Under current regulations

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.

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the reserve requirement against most transaction accounts is 10%".

tzmofficial 10:06
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This means that with a ten billion dollar deposit

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10%, or one billion, is held as the required reserve

karolain 10:13
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.

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while the other nine billion is considered an excessive reserve

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and can be used as the basis for new loans.

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.

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Now, it is logical to assume, that this nine billion

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is literally coming out of the existing ten billion dollar deposit.

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However, this is actually not the case.

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What really happens, is that the nine billion

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is simply created out of thin air

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on top of the existing 10 billion dollar deposit.

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This is how the money supply is expanded.

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As stated in "Modern Money Mechanics":

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"Of course they" -the banks-

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"do not really pay out loans for the money they receive as deposits.

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If they did this, no additional money would be created.

karolain 10:53
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What they do when they make loans

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is to accept promissory notes" -loan contracts-

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"in exchange for credits" -money-

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"to the borrowers' transaction accounts."

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In other words, the nine billion can be created out of nothing

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simply because there is a demand for such a loan

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and that there is a 10 billion dollar deposit

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to satisfy the reserve requirements.

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Now, let's assume that somebody walks into this bank

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and borrows the newly available nine billion dollars.

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They will then most likely take that money

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and deposit it into their own bank account.

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The process then repeats.

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For that deposit becomes part of the bank's reserves.

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10% is isolated and in turn 90% of the nine billion, or 8.1 billion

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is now available as newly created money for more loans.

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And, of course, that 8.1 can be loaned out and redeposited

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creating an additional 7.2 billion.

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To 6.5 billion... to 5.9 billion... etc.

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This deposit money creation loan cycle

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can technically go on to infinity.

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The average mathematical result is that about 90 billion dollars

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can be created on top of the original 10 billion.

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In other words, for every deposit

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that ever occurs in the banking system

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about nine times that amount can be created out of thin air.

karolain 12:16
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Money-Jitters. Ask the obliging Bank of America

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for a jar of soothing instant money.

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M-O-N-E-Y in the form of a convenient personal loan.

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So, now that we understand how money is created

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by this fractional reserve banking system

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a logical yet illusive question might come to mind:

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What is actually giving this newly created money value?

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The answer: the money that already exists.

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The new money essentially steals value from the existing money supply.

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For the total pool of money is being increased

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irrespective to demand for goods and services.

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And, as supply and demand finds equilibrium, prices rise

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diminishing the purchasing power of each individual dollar.

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This is generally referred to as inflation.

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And inflation is essentially a hidden tax on the public.

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-What is the advice that you generally get?

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And that is, inflate the currency.

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They don't say: debase the currency.

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They don't say: devalue the currency.

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They don't say: cheat the people who are safe.

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They say: lower the interest rates.

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The real deception is when we distort the value of money.

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When we create money out of thin air, we have no savings.

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Yet there's so called "capital".

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So, my question boils down to this:

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How in the world can we expect to solve the problems of inflation

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that is the increase in the supply of money, with more inflation?

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-Of course, it can't.

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The fractional reserve system of monetary expansion

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is inherently inflationary.

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For the act of expanding the money supply,

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without there being a proportional expansion of goods and services

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in the economy, will always debase a currency.

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In fact, a quick glance at the historical values of the US dollar

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versus the money supply, reflects this point definitively

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for the inverse relationship is obvious.

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One dollar in 1913 required $21.60 in 2007 to match value.

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That is a 96% devaluation

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since the Federal Reserve came into existence.

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Now, if this reality of inherent and perpetual inflation

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seems absurd and economically self defeating

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hold that thought, for absurdity is an understatement

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in regard to how our financial system really operates.

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For in our financial system money is debt

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and debt is money.

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Here is a chart of the US money supply from 1950 to 2006.

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Here is a chart of the US national debt for the same period.

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How interesting it is that the trends are virtually the same.

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For the more money there is, the more debt there is.

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The more debt there is, the more money there is.

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To put it a different way, every single dollar in your wallet

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is owed to somebody by somebody. For remember:

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The only way the money can come into existence is from loans.

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Therefore, if everyone in the country were able to pay off all debts

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including the government

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there would not be one dollar in circulation.

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"If there were no debts in our money system

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there wouldn't be any money."

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-Marriner Eccles- Governor of the Federal Reserve September 30th, 1941

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-In fact, the last time in American history

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the national debt was completely paid off was in 1835

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after president Andrew Jackson shut down the central bank

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that preceded the Federal Reserve.

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In fact, Jackson's entire political platform essentially revolved

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around his commitment to shut down the central bank.

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Stating at one point:

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"The bold efforts the present bank has made to control the government

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are but premonitions of the fate that awaits the American people

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should they be deluded into a perpetuation of this institution

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or the establishment of another like it."

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Unfortunately his message was short lived,

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and the international bankers succeeded

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to install another central bank in 1913, the Federal Reserve.

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And as long as this institution exists, perpetual debt is guaranteed.

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.

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Now, so far we have discussed the reality

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that money is created out of debt through loans.

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These loans are based on a bank's reserves

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and reserves are derived from deposits.

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And through this fractional reserve system

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any one deposit can create 9 times its original value.

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In turn, debasing the existing money supply

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raising prices in society.

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And, since all this money is created out of debt

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and circulated randomly through commerce

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people become detached from their original debt

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and a disequilibrium exists

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where people are forced to compete for labor

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in order to pull enough money out of the money supply

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to cover their costs of living.

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As dysfunctional and backwards as all of this might seem

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there is still one thing we have omitted from this equation.

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And it is this element of the structure

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which reveals the truly fraudulent nature of the system itself.

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The application of interest.

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When the government borrows money from the FED

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or when a person borrows money from a bank

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it almost always has to be paid back with accrued interest.

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In other words, almost every single dollar that exists

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must be eventually returned to a bank with interest paid as well.

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But, if all money is borrowed from the Central Bank

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and is expanded by commercial banks through loans

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only what would be referred to as the "principal"

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is being created in the money supply.

karolain 18:09
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So then, where is the money

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to cover all of the interest that is charged?

karolain 18:14
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Nowhere.

karolain 18:16
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It doesn't exist.

tzmofficial 18:18
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The ramifications of this are staggering

karolain 18:20
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for the amount of money owed back to the banks will always exceed

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the amount of money that is available in circulation.

tzmofficial 18:28
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This is why inflation is a constant in the economy

karolain 18:31
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for new money is always needed

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to help cover the perpetual deficit built into the system

karolain 18:37
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caused by the need to pay the interest.

tzmofficial 18:40
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What this also means, is that mathematically

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defaults and bankruptcy are literally built into this system

karolain 18:47
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and there will always be poor pockets of society

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that get the short end of the stick.

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An analogy would be a game of musical chairs

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for the once music stops, somebody is left out to dry.

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And that's the point.

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It invariably transfers true wealth from the individual to the banks.

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For, if you are unable to pay for your mortgage

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they will take your property.

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This is particularly enraging when you realize

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that not only is such a default inevitable

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due to the fractional reserve practice, but also because of the fact

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that the money that the bank loaned to you

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didn't even legally exist in the first place.

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In 1969 there was a Minnesota court case

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involving a man named Jerome Daly

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who was challenging the foreclosure of his home by the bank

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which provided the loan to purchase it.

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His argument was that the mortgage contract

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required both parties -being he and the bank-

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each put up a legitimate form of property for the exchange.

karolain 19:46
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In legal language this is called consideration:

karolain 19:49
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[ a contract's basis. a contract is founded on an exchange

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of one form of consideration for another. ]

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Mr. Daly explained that the money was, in fact

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not the property of the bank, for it was created out of nothing

karolain 20:01
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as soon as the loan agreement was signed.

cigano 20:03
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Remember what "Modern Money Mechanics" stated about loans?

tzmofficial 20:06
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"What they do, when they make loans, is to

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accept promissory notes in exchange for credits.

tzmofficial 20:11
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Reserves are unchanged by the loan transactions.

tzmofficial 20:14
20:17

But, deposit credits constitute new additions

tzmofficial 20:17
20:20

to the total deposits of the banking system."

cigano 20:20
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In other words, the money doesn't come out of their existing assets.

tzmofficial 20:24
20:27

The bank is simply inventing it, putting up nothing of its own

wurmd 20:27
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except for a theoretical liability on paper.

tzmofficial 20:30
20:32

As the court case progressed

cigano 20:32
20:35

the bank's president Mr. Morgan took the stand

cigano 20:35
20:39

and in the judge's personal memorandum, he recalled that

tzmofficial 20:39
20:41

the Plaintiff - bank's president - admitted that

cigano 20:41
20:44

in combination with the Federal Reserve Bank

tzmofficial 20:44
20:48

did create the money and credit upon its books by book-keeping entry.

wurmd 20:48
20:51

The money and credit first came into existence when they created it.

cigano 20:52
20:53

Mr. Morgan admitted that

cigano 20:53
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no US Law or Statute existed which gave him the right to do this.

tzmofficial 20:58
21:03

A lawful consideration must exist and be tendered to support the note.

cigano 21:03
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The Jury found that there was no lawful consideration and I agree.

tzmofficial 21:06
21:08

He also poetically added:

cigano 21:08
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"Only God can create something of value out of nothing".

wurmd 21:12
21:13

And, upon this revelation

wurmd 21:14
21:17

the court rejected the bank's claim for foreclosure

cigano 21:17
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and Daly kept his home.

cigano 21:19
21:22

The implications of this court decision are immense.

tzmofficial 21:22
21:25

For every time you borrow money from a bank

tzmofficial 21:25
21:28

whether it is a mortgage loan or a credit card charge

tzmofficial 21:29
21:31

the money given to you is not only counterfeit

tzmofficial 21:31
21:34

it is an illegitimate form of consideration

tzmofficial 21:34
21:37

and hence, voids the contract to repay.

cigano 21:37
21:41

For the bank never had the money as property to begin with.

wurmd 21:41
21:45

Unfortunately such legal realizations are suppressed and ignored.

wurmd 21:45
21:50

And the game of perpetual wealth transfer and perpetual debt continues.

cigano 21:51
21:53

And this brings us to the ultimate question:

chab 21:53
21:55

Why?

wurmd 21:56
21:58

During the American Civil War

wurmd 21:58
22:01

President Lincoln bypassed the high interest loans

cigano 22:01
22:03

offered by the European banks

tzmofficial 22:03
22:07

and decided to do what the founding fathers advocated

tzmofficial 22:07
22:11

which was to create an independent and inherently debt-free currency.

chab 22:11
22:14

It was called "The Greenback".

cigano 22:15
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Shortly after this measure was taken, an internal document circulated

cigano 22:20
22:23

between private British and American banking interests, stated:

tzmofficial 22:24
22:26

"...slavery is but the owning of labor

tzmofficial 22:26
22:29

and carries with it the care of laborers.

tzmofficial 22:29
22:31

While the European plan

tzmofficial 22:31
22:34

is that capital shall control labor by controlling wages.

tzmofficial 22:35
22:37

This can be done by controlling the money.

tzmofficial 22:38
22:43

It will not do to allow the Greenback... as we cannot control that."

cigano 22:43
22:45

The fractional reserve policy

cigano 22:45
22:49

perpetrated by the Federal Reserve which has spread in practice

tzmofficial 22:49
22:51

to the great majority of banks in the world

cigano 22:51
22:56

is, in fact, a system of modern slavery.

cigano 22:59
23:03

Think about it, money is created out of debt.

chab 23:03
23:05

And what the people do when they are in debt?

wurmd 23:06
23:08

They submit to employment to pay it off.

tzmofficial 23:09
23:12

But if money only can only be created out of loans

wurmd 23:12
23:15

how can society ever be debt free?

wurmd 23:15
23:18

It can't and that's the point.

cigano 23:18
23:20

And it is the fear of losing assets

cigano 23:21
23:23

coupled with the struggle to keep up

cigano 23:23
23:26

with the perpetual debt and inflation inherent in the system

cigano 23:27
23:31

compounded by the inescapable scarcity within the money supply itself

tzmofficial 23:31
23:36

created by the interest that can never be repaid

tzmofficial 23:36
23:39

that keeps the wage-slave in line.

tzmofficial 23:39
23:43

Running on a hamster wheel, with millions of others

cigano 23:43
23:45

in effect powering an empire

chab 23:45
23:49

that truly benefits only the elite at the top of the pyramid.

cigano 23:50
23:55

For, at the end of the day, who are you really working for?

cigano 23:55
23:55

.

chab 23:55
23:57

The banks.

tzmofficial 23:57
24:01

Money is created in a bank and invariably ends up in a bank.

tzmofficial 24:01
24:03

They are the true masters

cigano 24:03
24:07

along with the corporations and governments they support.

wurmd 24:08
24:12

Physical slavery requires people to be housed and fed.

cigano 24:12
24:17

Economic slavery requires people to feed and house themselves.

cigano 24:18
24:20

It is one of the most ingenious scams

cigano 24:20
24:22

for social manipulation ever created.

tzmofficial 24:22
24:24

And at its core

wurmd 24:24
24:27

it is an invisible war against the population.

tzmofficial 24:27
24:32

Debt is the weapon used to conquer and enslave societies

cigano 24:32
24:35

and interest is its prime ammunition.

tzmofficial 24:36
24:40

And, as the majority walks around oblivious to this reality

cigano 24:41
24:44

the banks in collusion with governments and corporations

tzmofficial 24:44
24:49

continue to perfect and expand their tactics of economic warfare

cigano 24:49
24:52

spawning new bases, such as the World Bank

tzmofficial 24:52
24:55

and International Monetary Fund [IMF]

cigano 24:55
24:57

while also inventing a new type of soldier:

tzmofficial 24:58
25:01

The birth of the Economic Hit Man.

tzmofficial 25:06
25:09

"There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation.

tzmofficial 25:09
25:13

One is by sword. The other is by debt." - John Adams - 1735-1826

tzmofficial 25:14
25:17

-We economic hit men, really have been the ones responsible for creating

tzmofficial 25:17
25:21

this first truly global empire and we work many different ways.

cigano 25:22
25:26

John Perkins Former Chief Economist for Chas. T. Main Inc. Author: Confessions of an Economic Hitman

cigano 25:26
25:29

But perhaps the most common is that we will

cigano 25:29
25:34

identify a country that has resources our corporations covet, like oil

cigano 25:34
25:37

and then, arrange a huge loan to that country

tzmofficial 25:37
25:40

from the World Bank or one of its sister organizations.

cigano 25:40
25:42

But the money never actually goes to the country.

cigano 25:42
25:44

Instead it goes to our big corporations

cigano 25:44
25:46

to built infrastructure projects in that country.

tzmofficial 25:46
25:49

Power plants, industrial parks, ports.

tzmofficial 25:49
25:52

Things that benefit a few rich people in that country

tzmofficial 25:52
25:53

in addition to our corporations

tzmofficial 25:53
25:56

but really don't help the majority of the people at all.

cigano 25:56
26:00

However, those people, the whole country is left holding a huge debt.

tzmofficial 26:00
26:03

It's such a big debt they can't repay it and that's part of the plan

cigano 26:03
26:05

that they can't repay it. And so, at some point

cigano 26:05
26:08

we economic hit men, go back to them and say, "Listen,

cigano 26:08
26:12

you owe us a lot of money. You can't pay your debt. So, sell your oil

tzmofficial 26:12
26:14

real cheap to our oil companies

tzmofficial 26:14
26:17

allow us to build a military base in your country", or

cigano 26:17
26:21

"send troops in support of ours to someplace in the world like Iraq"

tzmofficial 26:21
26:25

or "vote with us in the next UN vote", to have their

tzmofficial 26:25
26:27

electric utility company privatized and

cigano 26:27
26:29

their water and sewage system privatized

tzmofficial 26:29
26:33

and sold to US corporations or other multinational corporations.

cigano 26:33
26:35

So there is a whole mushrooming thing and

tzmofficial 26:35
26:38

it's so typical of the way the IMF and the World Bank work.

cigano 26:38
26:42

They put a country in debt and it's such a big debt it can't pay it

cigano 26:42
26:47

and then you offer to refinance that debt and pay even more interest

cigano 26:47
26:51

and you demand this quid pro quo

cigano 26:51
26:54

which you call a "conditionality" or "good governance"

cigano 26:54
26:57

which means basically that they've got to sell off their resources

cigano 26:57
27:01

including many of their social services, their utility companies,

tzmofficial 27:01
27:05

their school systems sometimes, their penal systems

cigano 27:05
27:08

their insurance systems, to foreign corporations.

cigano 27:09
27:13

So it's a double - triple - quadruple whammy!

cigano 27:14
27:15

IRAN; 1953

cigano 27:16
27:20

The precedent for economic hit men really began back in the early 50's

tzmofficial 27:20
27:24

when the democratically elected Mossadegh who was elected in Iran.

cigano 27:24
27:27

He was considered to be the hope for democracy in the middle east

cigano 27:27
27:29

and around the world. He was in Time-Magazine's "Man of the year". But...

tzmofficial 27:30
27:33

one of the things that he ran on and began to implement was

tzmofficial 27:33
27:37

the idea that foreign oil companies needed to pay the Iranian people

cigano 27:37
27:39

a lot more for the oil that they were taking out of Iran

cigano 27:39
27:44

and the Iranian people should benefit from their own oil. Strange policy.

cigano 27:44
27:46

We didn't like that of course. But...

cigano 27:46
27:48

we were afraid to do what we normally were doing

tzmofficial 27:48
27:53

which was to send in the military. Instead we sent in one CIA agent

cigano 27:53
27:57

Kermit Roosevelt, Teddy Roosevelt's relative.

cigano 27:58
28:00

And Kermit went in with a few million dollars and

cosmic.synergy 28:00
28:04

was very, very effective and efficient and in a short amount of time

tzmofficial 28:04
28:07

he managed to get Mossadegh overthrown

tzmofficial 28:07
28:10

and brought in the shah of Iran to replace him

tzmofficial 28:10
28:14

who always was favorable to oil. And it was extremely effective.

cosmic.synergy 28:14
28:17

[ Revolt in Iran ]

cosmic.synergy 28:18
28:19

"Mobs overthrow Tehran.

tzmofficial 28:19
28:23

Army officers shout that Mossadegh has surrendered and his regime as

tzmofficial 28:23
28:27

virtual dictator of Iran is ended. Pictures of the Shah are paraded

cosmic.synergy 28:27
28:34

through the streets as sentiment reverses. The Shah is welcomed home."

cosmic.synergy 28:34
28:36

So back here in the United States, in Washington

cosmic.synergy 28:37
28:40

people looked around and said: "Wow, that was easy and cheap".

cosmic.synergy 28:40
28:44

So this established a whole new way

cigano 28:44
28:47

of manipulating countries, of creating empire.

cigano 28:47
28:49

The only problem with Roosevelt was that he was a

cigano 28:49
28:53

card carrying CIA agent. And if he'd been caught

cigano 28:53
28:56

the ramifications could have been pretty serious.

cigano 28:56
28:58

So very quickly, at that point, the decision was made to

cigano 28:58
29:02

use private consultants to channel the money through the

cigano 29:02
29:05

World Bank or the IMF or one of the other such agencies

tzmofficial 29:05
29:08

to bring in people like me, who worked for private companies.

cigano 29:09
29:11

So that if we got caught

cigano 29:11
29:14

there would be no governmental ramifications.

cigano 29:15
29:20

GUATEMALA 1954

cigano 29:22
29:24

When Árbenz became president of Guatemala

cigano 29:24
29:26

the country was very much under the thumbs of

tzmofficial 29:26
29:29

United Fruit company, the big international corporations

cosmic.synergy 29:30
29:32

and Árbenz ran on this ticket that said: "You know

cigano 29:32
29:35

we want to give the land back to the people".

cigano 29:35
29:39

And once he took power, he was implementing policies that would

cigano 29:39
29:42

would do exactly that, give the land rights back to the people.

cosmic.synergy 29:42
29:44

United Fruit didn't like that very much.

cigano 29:44
29:48

And so, they hired a public relations firm, launched a huge campaign

cigano 29:48
29:51

in the United States to convince the United States people

tzmofficial 29:51
29:53

the citizens of the United States, the press of the United States and

cosmic.synergy 29:53
29:57

the Congress of the United States, that Árbenz was a soviet puppet

cigano 29:57
29:59

and that if we allowed him to stay in power

cigano 29:59
30:02

the Soviets would have a foothold in this hemisphere.

tzmofficial 30:02
30:06

And that, at that point in time, was a huge fear on everybody's mind

cigano 30:06
30:08

of the red terror, the communist terror.

cigano 30:08
30:13

And so, to make a long story short, out of this public relations campaign

cosmic.synergy 30:13
30:17

came a commitment on the part of the CIA and the military to take this man out.

cosmic.synergy 30:17
30:22

And in fact, we did. We sent in planes, we sent in soldiers, we sent

cosmic.synergy 30:22
30:25

in jackals, we sent everything in to take him out. And did take him out.

tzmofficial 30:25
30:28

And as soon as he was removed from office

cosmic.synergy 30:28
30:32

the new guy that took over after him basically reinstated everything to

cosmic.synergy 30:32
30:35

the big international corporations, including United Fruit.

tzmofficial 30:40
30:44

[Ecuador 1981] Ecuador, for many, many years had been ruled by pro-US dictators

tzmofficial 30:44
30:48

often relatively brutal. Then it was decided they were gonna have

tzmofficial 30:48
30:53

a truly democratic election. Jaime Roldós ran for office and his main goal

cosmic.synergy 30:53
30:57

he said, as president would be to make sure that Ecuador's

cosmic.synergy 30:57
31:02

resources were used to help the people. And he won. Overwhelming.

cosmic.synergy 31:02
31:05

By more votes than anybody had ever won anything in Ecuador.

cosmic.synergy 31:05
31:07

And he began to implement these policies.

cosmic.synergy 31:08
31:12

To make sure that the profits from oil went to help the people.

cosmic.synergy 31:12
31:14

Well, we didn't like that in the United States.

tzmofficial 31:14
31:19

I was sent down as one of several economic hit men to change Roldós.

tzmofficial 31:19
31:23

To corrupt him. To bring him around. To let him know, you know.

cosmic.synergy 31:23
31:27

"Ok, you know, you can get very rich, you and your family, if you play

tzmofficial 31:27
31:31

our game. But if you continue to try to keep these policies you've promised

tzmofficial 31:31
31:34

you're gonna go." He wouldn't listen.

cosmic.synergy 31:36
31:38

He was assassinated.

cosmic.synergy 31:39
31:43

As soon as the plane crashed, the whole area was cordoned off.

tzmofficial 31:43
31:47

The only people allowed in were US military from a nearby base

claudiaheugel 31:47
31:48

and some of the Ecuadorian military.

tzmofficial 31:49
31:51

When an investigation was launched

cosmic.synergy 31:51
31:54

two of the key witnesses died in car accidents

cosmic.synergy 31:54
31:56

before they had a chance to testify.

cosmic.synergy 31:56
31:59

A lot of very, very strange things that went on around

tzmofficial 31:59
32:02

the assassination of Jaime Roldós.

tzmofficial 32:02
32:05

I, like most people who've really looked at this case

claudiaheugel 32:06
32:08

have absolutely no doubt that it was an assassination.

tzmofficial 32:08
32:11

And, of course, in my position as an economic hit man

tzmofficial 32:11
32:13

I was always expecting something to happen to Jaime

cosmic.synergy 32:13
32:16

whether it'd be a coup or assassination, I wasn't sure, but that

cosmic.synergy 32:16
32:19

he would be taken down, because he was not being corrupted, he would

cosmic.synergy 32:19
32:23

not allow himself to be corrupted the way we wanted to corrupt him.

cosmic.synergy 32:24
32:27

PANAMA 1981

tzmofficial 32:28
32:30

Omar Torrijos, president of Panama

tzmofficial 32:30
32:33

was, you know, one of my favorite people. I really, really liked him.

claudiaheugel 32:33
32:36

He was very charismatic. He was a guy who really wanted to help his country.

claudiaheugel 32:36
32:40

And when I tried to bribe him or corrupt him, he said: "Look, John"

claudiaheugel 32:40
32:43

- he called me Juanito - He said: "Look Juanito,

cosmic.synergy 32:43
32:48

I don't need the money. What I really need is for my country

cosmic.synergy 32:48
32:52

to be treated fairly. I need for the US to repay the

cosmic.synergy 32:52
32:55

debts that you owe my people for all the destruction you've done here.

cosmic.synergy 32:55
33:00

I need to be in a position where I can help other Latin American countries

tzmofficial 33:00
33:02

win their independence and be free of this

cosmic.synergy 33:02
33:05

of this terrible presence from the North.

claudiaheugel 33:05
33:07

You people are exploiting us so badly.

cosmic.synergy 33:07
33:12

I need to have the Panama Canal back in the hands of the Panamanian people.

cosmic.synergy 33:12
33:13

That's what I want.

tzmofficial 33:13
33:18

And so, leave me alone, don't, you know, don't try to bribe me".

claudiaheugel 33:18
33:24

It was 1981 and, in May, Jaime Roldos was assassinated.

claudiaheugel 33:24
33:26

And Omar was very aware of this.

claudiaheugel 33:26
33:29

Torrijos got his family together and he said:

tzmofficial 33:29
33:32

"I'm probably next, but it's OK

claudiaheugel 33:32
33:35

because I've done what I came here to do

cosmic.synergy 33:36
33:38

I've renegotiated the Canal.

tzmofficial 33:38
33:40

The Canal will now be in our hands." He'd just finished negotiating

claudiaheugel 33:41
33:42

the treaty with Jimmy Carter.

tzmofficial 33:46
33:48

In June of that same year, just a couple of months later

tzmofficial 33:49
33:51

he also went down in an airplane crash

cosmic.synergy 33:52
33:56

which, there's no question, was executed by CIA sponsored jackals.

cosmic.synergy 33:57
33:58

A tremendous amount of evidence that

tzmofficial 33:58
34:03

one of Torijos' security guards handed him, at the last moment

claudiaheugel 34:03
34:05

as he was getting on the plane, a tape recorder.

claudiaheugel 34:05
34:07

A small tape recorder that contained a bomb.

cosmic.synergy 34:13
34:14

VENEZUELA 2002

cosmic.synergy 34:15
34:16

It is interesting to me how this

claudiaheugel 34:17
34:19

system has continued pretty much the same way

tzmofficial 34:20
34:22

for years and years and years, except the economic hit men

tzmofficial 34:22
34:24

have got better and better and better.

tzmofficial 34:24
34:28

Then we come up with, very recently, what happened in Venezuela.

tzmofficial 34:29
34:32

In 1998, Hugo Chavez gets elected president

cosmic.synergy 34:32
34:34

following a long line of presidents

cosmic.synergy 34:34
34:37

who'd been very corrupt and basically destroyed the economy

cosmic.synergy 34:37
34:41

of the country. And Chavez was elected amidst all that.

cosmic.synergy 34:41
34:44

Chavez stood up to the United States

cosmic.synergy 34:44
34:48

and he's done it primarily demanding that Venezuelan oil

tzmofficial 34:48
34:52

be used to help the Venezuelan people.

tzmofficial 34:52
34:55

Well, we didn't like that in the United States.

tzmofficial 34:55
34:57

So in 2002

tzmofficial 34:57
35:00

a coup was staged, which there's no question in my mind

krusedianna 35:00
35:04

and most other people's minds, that the CIA was behind that coup.

karolain 35:09
35:11

The way that that coup was fomented

karolain 35:11
35:14

was very reflective of what Kermit Roosevelt had done in Iran.

karolain 35:14
35:17

Of paying people to go out onto the streets

karolain 35:17
35:21

to riot, to protest, to say that Chavez was very unpopular.

tzmofficial 35:21
35:25

You know, if you can get a few thousand people to do that

krusedianna 35:25
35:29

television can make it look like it's the whole country

tzmofficial 35:29
35:31

and things start to mushroom.

tzmofficial 35:31
35:35

Except in the case of Chavez, he was smart enough

tzmofficial 35:35
35:41

and the people were so strongly behind him, that they overcame it

karolain 35:41
35:41

.

krusedianna 35:41
35:45

which was a phenomenal moment in the history of Latin America.

cosmic.synergy 35:47
35:49

IRAQ 2003

karolain 35:49
35:51

Iraq, actually, is a perfect example

karolain 35:52
35:54

of the way the whole system works.

krusedianna 35:54
35:57

So we, economic hit men, are the first line of defense.

karolain 35:57
35:59

We go in, we try to corrupt the governments

tzmofficial 35:59
36:02

and get them to accept these huge loans

tzmofficial 36:02
36:05

which we then use as leverage to basically own them.

karolain 36:05
36:09

If we fail, as I failed in Panama with Omar Torrijos

tzmofficial 36:09
36:13

and Ecuador with Jaime Roldós, men who refused to be corrupted

krusedianna 36:14
36:16

then the second line of defense is we send in the jackals.

karolain 36:16
36:19

And the jackals either overthrow governments or they assassinate.

tzmofficial 36:19
36:22

And, once that happens and a new government comes in

krusedianna 36:22
36:24

boy it's gonna tow the line because

tzmofficial 36:24
36:27

that new president knows what will happen if he doesn't.

tzmofficial 36:27
36:31

In the case of Iraq, both of those things failed.

karolain 36:31
36:34

The economic hit men were not able to get through to Saddam Hussein.

tzmofficial 36:34
36:36

We tried very hard, we tried to get him to accept a deal

tzmofficial 36:37
36:40

very similar to what the House of Saud had accepted in Saudi Arabia

karolain 36:40
36:42

but he wouldn't accept it.

karolain 36:42
36:44

And so the jackals went in to take him out.

karolain 36:44
36:47

They couldn't do it. His security was very good.

tzmofficial 36:47
36:50

After all, he at one time, worked for the CIA.

tzmofficial 36:50
36:54

He'd been hired to assassinate a former president of Iraq and failed

karolain 36:54
36:56

but he knew the system.

tzmofficial 36:56
37:02

So, in '91, we send in the troops and we take out the Iraqi military.

karolain 37:02
37:02

.

tzmofficial 37:02
37:04

So, we assume at that point

karolain 37:04
37:06

that Saddam Hussein is gonna come around.

tzmofficial 37:06
37:09

We could have taken him out, of course at that time

karolain 37:09
37:12

but we didn't want to. He's the kind of strong man we like.

tzmofficial 37:12
37:15

He controls his people. We thought he could control the Kurds

karolain 37:15
37:18

and keep the Iranians in their border and keep pumping oil for us.

tzmofficial 37:18
37:21

And that once we took out his military, now he's gonna come around.

krusedianna 37:22
37:26

So the economic hit men go back in in the 90's, without success.

karolain 37:26
37:26

.

karolain 37:26
37:29

If they'd had success he'd still be running the country.

tzmofficial 37:29
37:31

We'd be selling him all the fighter jets he wants

krusedianna 37:32
37:35

and everything else he wants, but they couldn't; they didn't have success.

tzmofficial 37:35
37:37

The jackals couldn't take him out again

tzmofficial 37:37
37:39

so we sent the military in once again

karolain 37:39
37:42

and this time we did the complete job and took him out.

karolain 37:42
37:43

And in the process, created for ourselves

krusedianna 37:43
37:47

some very, very lucrative construction deals

karolain 37:47
37:50

to reconstruct the country that we'd essentially destroyed.

karolain 37:50
37:52

Which is a pretty good deal

karolain 37:52
37:54

if you own construction companies, big ones.

karolain 37:55
37:58

So, Iraq shows the three stages.

karolain 37:58
38:00

The economic hit men failed there.

tzmofficial 38:01
38:06

The jackals failed there. And as a final measure the military goes in.

tzmofficial 38:08
38:11

And in that way we've really created an empire

tzmofficial 38:11
38:14

but we've done it very, very subtly. It's clandestine.

tzmofficial 38:14
38:17

All empires of the past were built on the military

karolain 38:17
38:19

and everybody knew they were building them.

tzmofficial 38:19
38:21

The British knew they were building them, the French

tzmofficial 38:21
38:24

the Germans, the Romans, the Greeks

karolain 38:24
38:26

and they were proud of it, and they always had some excuse

tzmofficial 38:26
38:30

like spreading civilization, spreading some religion

karolain 38:30
38:33

something like that, but they knew they were doing it.

karolain 38:33
38:34

We don't.

krusedianna 38:34
38:37

The majority of the people in the United States have no idea

karolain 38:38
38:41

that we're living off the benefits of the clandestine empire.

karolain 38:41
38:47

That today there is more slavery in the world than ever before.

tzmofficial 38:48
38:49

Then you have to ask yourself;

karolain 38:49
38:52

well, if it's an empire, then who is the emperor?

krusedianna 38:52
38:56

Obviously our Presidents of the United States are not emperors.

tzmofficial 38:56
38:58

An emperor is someone who is not elected

tzmofficial 38:58
39:00

doesn't serve a limited term

karolain 39:00
39:02

and doesn't report to anyone, essentially.

karolain 39:02
39:05

So you can't classify our presidents that way.

karolain 39:06
39:09

But we do have what I consider to be the equivalent of the emperor

karolain 39:09
39:12

and it's what I call the corporatocracy.

karolain 39:12
39:15

The corporatocracy is this group of individuals

karolain 39:15
39:17

who run our biggest corporations.

karolain 39:17
39:21

And they really act as the emperor of this empire.

tzmofficial 39:21
39:23

They control our media

karolain 39:24
39:26

either through direct ownership or advertising.

karolain 39:26
39:29

They control most of our politicians

tzmofficial 39:29
39:31

because they finance their campaigns

karolain 39:31
39:34

either through the corporations or through personal contributions

karolain 39:34
39:34

.

tzmofficial 39:34
39:36

that come out of the corporations.

tzmofficial 39:36
39:39

They're not elected, then don't serve a limited term

karolain 39:39
39:39

.

tzmofficial 39:39
39:40

they don't report to anybody

tzmofficial 39:40
39:43

and at the very top of the corporatocracy

karolain 39:43
39:45

you really can't tell whether the person

karolain 39:45
39:47

is working for a private corporation or the government

karolain 39:47
39:49

because they're always moving back and forth.

karolain 39:49
39:52

So, you know, you've got a guy who one moment

tzmofficial 39:52
39:56

is the president of a big construction company like Halliburton

krusedianna 39:56
39:58

and the next moment he's Vice President of the United States

tzmofficial 39:58
40:01

or the President who was in the oil business. And this is true

karolain 40:01
40:03

whether you get Democrats or Republicans in the office.

karolain 40:03
40:03

.

karolain 40:03
40:07

You have this moving back and forth through a revolving door.

tzmofficial 40:07
40:12

And in a way, our government is invisible a lot of the time

tzmofficial 40:12
40:15

and its' policies are carried out by our corporations

tzmofficial 40:15
40:18

on one level or another. And then again

karolain 40:18
40:21

the policies of the government are basically

cigano 40:21
40:25

forged by the corporatocracy, and then presented to the government

cigano 40:25
40:25

.

cigano 40:25
40:27

and they become government policy. So, there's an incredibly

oakman2011 40:28
40:30

cozy relationship.

cigano 40:30
40:33

This isn't a conspiracy theory type of thing. These people don't have to

cigano 40:33
40:35

get together and plot to do things.

cigano 40:36
40:36

.

tzmofficial 40:36
40:39

They all basically work under one primary assumption

oakman2011 40:39
40:42

and that is that they must maximize profits

oakman2011 40:42
40:42

.

krusedianna 40:42
40:50

regardless of the social and environmental costs.

krusedianna 40:50
40:54

-This process of manipulation by the corporatocracy

krusedianna 40:54
40:58

through the use of debt, bribery and political overthrow is called

cigano 40:58
41:00

Globalization

krusedianna 41:00
41:04

Just as the Federal Reserve keeps the American public in a position

tzmofficial 41:04
41:09

of indentured servitude though perpetual debt, inflation and interest

cigano 41:09
41:13

the World Bank and IMF serve this role on a global scale.

cigano 41:13
41:15

The basic scam is simple.

tzmofficial 41:15
41:18

Put a country in debt either by its own indiscretion

tzmofficial 41:18
41:21

or through corrupting the leader of that country

cigano 41:21
41:26

then impose "conditionalities" or "structural adjustment policies"

krusedianna 41:26
41:29

often consisting of the following:

tzmofficial 41:29
41:31

Currency devaluation.

cigano 41:31
41:35

When the value of a currency drops, so does everything valued in it.

oakman2011 41:35
41:38

This makes indigenous resources available to predator countries

cigano 41:39
41:41

at a fraction of their worth.

tzmofficial 41:42
41:44

Large funding cuts for social programs.

tzmofficial 41:45
41:47

These usually include education and healthcare

tzmofficial 41:48
41:51

compromising the well-being and integrity of the society

cigano 41:51
41:53

leaving the public vulnerable to exploitation.

tzmofficial 41:54
41:57

Privatization of state-owned enterprises.

cigano 41:57
41:59

This means that socially important systems

cigano 42:00
42:04

can be purchased and regulated by foreign corporations for profit.

oakman2011 42:04
42:08

For example, in 1999, the World Bank insisted

oakman2011 42:08
42:10

that the Bolivian government sell

oakman2011 42:10
42:13

the public water-system of its third-largest city

krusedianna 42:13
42:16

to a subsidiary of the US corporation "Bechtel."

oakman2011 42:16
42:18

As soon as this occurred, water bills

oakman2011 42:18
42:22

for the already impoverished local residents, skyrocketed.

cigano 42:22
42:26

It wasn't until after a full-blown revolt by the people

krusedianna 42:26
42:30

that the Bechtel contract was nullified.

cigano 42:31
42:34

Then there is trade liberalization

cigano 42:34
42:36

or the opening up of the economy

cigano 42:36
42:39

through removing any restrictions on foreign trade.

tzmofficial 42:39
42:42

This allows for a number of abusive economic manifestations

cigano 42:43
42:45

such as transnational corporations

tzmofficial 42:45
42:48

bringing in their own mass-produced products

oakman2011 42:48
42:52

undercutting the indigenous production and ruining local economies.

krusedianna 42:52
42:55

An example is Jamaica;

tzmofficial 42:55
42:59

which, after accepting loans and conditionalities from the World Bank

krusedianna 42:59
43:01

lost its largest cash crop markets

krusedianna 43:01
43:04

due to competition with Western imports.

oakman2011 43:04
43:08

Today, countless farmers are out of work for they're unable to compete

chab 43:08
43:10

with the large corporations.

cigano 43:11
43:14

Another variation is the creation of numerous

tzmofficial 43:14
43:19

seemingly unnoticed, unregulated, inhumane sweatshop-factories

cigano 43:20
43:23

which take advantage of the imposed economic hardship.

tzmofficial 43:24
43:26

Additionally, due to production deregulation

cigano 43:27
43:30

environmental destruction is perpetual, as a country's resources

cigano 43:31
43:33

are often exploited by the indifferent corporations

chab 43:33
43:37

while outputting large amounts of deliberate pollution.

krusedianna 43:38
43:41

-The largest environmental lawsuit in the history of the world

cigano 43:41
43:43

today is being brought on behalf of

cigano 43:43
43:46

30,000 Ecuadorian and Amazonian people

krusedianna 43:46
43:50

against Texaco, which is now owned by Chevron;

oakman2011 43:50
43:54

so it's against Chevron, but for activities conducted by Texaco.

cigano 43:54
43:56

They're estimated to be more than 18 times

cigano 43:56
44:00

what the Exxon Valdez dumped into the Coast of Alaska.

cigano 44:00
44:03

In the case of Ecuador it wasn't an accident.

tzmofficial 44:03
44:06

The oil companies did it intentionally. They knew they were doing it

oakman2011 44:06
44:11

to save money rather than arranging for proper disposal.

krusedianna 44:12
44:13

-Furthermore, a cursory glance

oakman2011 44:13
44:15

at the performance record of the World Bank

cigano 44:16
44:18

reveals that the institution, which publicly claims to

cigano 44:18
44:21

help poor countries develop and alleviate poverty

cigano 44:22
44:25

has done nothing but increase poverty and the wealth-gap

cigano 44:25
44:27

while corporate profits soar.

krusedianna 44:27
44:30

In 1960, the income-gap between the

tzmofficial 44:30
44:33

fifth of the world's people in the richest countries

cigano 44:33
44:37

versus the fifth in the poorest countries was thirty to one.

cigano 44:37
44:41

By 1998, it was seventy-four to one.

cigano 44:41
44:46

While global GNP rose 40% between 1970 and 1985

krusedianna 44:47
44:51

those in poverty actually increased by 17%.

tzmofficial 44:51
44:53

While from 1985 to 2000

cigano 44:53
45:00

those living on less than one dollar a day increased by 18%.

karolain 45:00
45:04

Even the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress

cigano 45:04
45:07

admitted that there is a mere 40% success rate

cigano 45:07
45:09

of all World Bank projects.

karolain 45:09
45:12

In the late 1960's, the World Bank

karolain 45:12
45:14

intervened in Ecuador with large loans.

karolain 45:15
45:19

During the next 30 years, poverty grew from 50% to 70%.

karolain 45:19
45:24

Under or unemployment grew from 15% to 70%.

tzmofficial 45:24
45:29

Public debt increased from 240 million to 16 billion

karolain 45:29
45:32

while the share of resources allocated to the poor

karolain 45:32
45:36

went from 20% to 6%.

karolain 45:36
45:40

In fact, by the year 2000, 50% of Ecuador's national budget

karolain 45:41
45:45

had to be allocated for paying its debts.

tzmofficial 45:47
45:50

It is important to understand: The World Bank is, in fact

karolain 45:50
45:54

a U.S. bank, supporting U.S. interests.

tzmofficial 45:54
45:57

For the United States holds veto-power over decisions

karolain 45:57
46:00

as it is the largest provider of capital.

karolain 46:00
46:02

And where did it get this money?

krusedianna 46:02
46:04

You guessed it. It made it out of thin air

karolain 46:04
46:08

through the fractional reserve banking system.

tzmofficial 46:09
46:13

Of the world's top 100 economies, as based on annual GDP

krusedianna 46:14
46:19

51 are corporations and 47 of that 51 are U.S.-based.

krusedianna 46:19
46:24

Walmart, General Motors and Exxon are more economically powerful

tzmofficial 46:24
46:29

than Saudi Arabia, Poland, Norway, South Africa

karolain 46:29
46:32

Finland, Indonesia and many others.

tzmofficial 46:32
46:36

And, as protective trade barriers are broken down

karolain 46:36
46:39

currencies tossed together and manipulated in floating markets

karolain 46:39
46:44

and State economies overturned in favor of open competition

karolain 46:44
46:48

in global capitalism, the empire expands.

krusedianna 46:49
46:54

-You get up on your little 21-inch screen

karolain 46:55
46:59

and howl about America and democracy.

karolain 47:00
47:04

There is no America, there is no democracy.

tzmofficial 47:05
47:10

There is only IBM, and ITT, and AT&T

karolain 47:10
47:16

and Dupont, Dow, Union Carbide, and Exxon.

karolain 47:16
47:20

Those are the nations of the world today.

krusedianna 47:20
47:22

What do you think the Russians talk about in their councils of state?

cigano 47:23
47:24

Karl Marx?

tzmofficial 47:24
47:27

They get out their linear programming charts

karolain 47:27
47:29

statistical decision theories, min and max solutions

karolain 47:29
47:31

and compute the price-cost probabilities

karolain 47:31
47:34

of their transactions and investments, just like we do.

cigano 47:35
47:39

We no longer live in a world of nations and ideologies, Mr. Beale.

tzmofficial 47:39
47:44

The world is a college of corporations

krusedianna 47:45
47:53

inexorably determined by the immutable by-laws of business.

karolain 47:53
47:57

The world is a business, Mr. Beale.

tzmofficial 47:58
48:02

"Taken cumulatively, the integration of the world as a whole

cigano 48:02
48:04

particularly in terms of economic globalization

tzmofficial 48:05
48:07

and the mythic qualities of "free market" capitalism

krusedianna 48:07
48:10

represents a veritable "empire" in its own right.

cigano 48:10
48:12

Few have been able to escape the "structural adjustment" and

cigano 48:12
48:13

.

tzmofficial 48:13
48:15

"conditionalities" of the W.B, the IMF, or the WTO

tzmofficial 48:15
48:18

those international financial institutions that, however inadequate

krusedianna 48:18
48:20

still determine what economic globalization means.

boldhawk 48:20
48:23

Such is the power of globalization that, within our lifetime, we are likely to see

boldhawk 48:23
48:26

the integration, even if unevenly, of all national economies in the world

cigano 48:26
48:26

.

tzmofficial 48:26
48:28

into a single global, free market system."

tzmofficial 48:28
48:32

-The World is being taken over by a handful of business powers

tzmofficial 48:32
48:35

who dominate the natural resources we need to live

karolain 48:35
48:38

while controlling the money we need to obtain these resources.

karolain 48:38
48:41

The end result will be world monopoly

cigano 48:42
48:47

based not on human life but financial and corporate power.

tzmofficial 48:47
48:50

And, as the inequality grows, naturally

karolain 48:50
48:53

more and more people are becoming desperate.

karolain 48:53
48:56

So the establishment was forced to come up with a new way

karolain 48:56
49:00

to deal with anyone who challenges the system.

krusedianna 49:00
49:02

So they gave birth to the "Terrorist."

krusedianna 49:03
49:06

The term "terrorist" is an empty distinction

karolain 49:06
49:09

designed for any person or group

karolain 49:09
49:11

who chooses to challenge the establishment.

tzmofficial 49:11
49:15

This isn't to be confused with the fictional "Al Qaida"

karolain 49:15
49:18

which was actually the name of a computer database

karolain 49:18
49:21

of the U.S.-supported Mujahideen in the 1980's.

karolain 49:22
49:24

"The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group

karolain 49:24
49:27

called Al Qaida. And any informed intelligence officer knows this.

karolain 49:27
49:29

But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe

krusedianna 49:29
49:31

in the presence of an identified entity...The country behind this propaganda is the U.S."

boldhawk 49:31
49:33

- Pierre-Henri Bunel, Former French Military Intelligence

tzmofficial 49:33
49:35

In 2007

boldhawk 49:35
49:39

the Department of Defense received 161.8 billion dollars

karolain 49:40
49:43

for the so-called global war on terrorism.

tzmofficial 49:43
49:46

According to the national counter-terrorism center

karolain 49:46
49:50

in 2004 roughly 2000 people were killed internationally

karolain 49:50
49:53

due to supposed terrorist acts.

karolain 49:53
49:56

Of that number, 70 were American.

tzmofficial 49:56
50:00

Using this number as a general average, which is extremely generous

rootor 50:00
50:03

it is interesting to note that twice as many people die

rootor 50:04
50:08

from peanut allergies a year than from terrorist acts.

rootor 50:09
50:12

Concurrently, the leading cause of death in America

rootor 50:12
50:18

is coronary heart disease, killing roughly 450,000 each year.

rootor 50:18
50:22

And in 2007, the government's allocation of funds for research

rootor 50:22
50:25

on this issue was about three billion dollars.

krusedianna 50:25
50:29

This means that the US government, in 2007

cigano 50:29
50:33

spent 54 times the amount for preventing terrorism

cigano 50:33
50:36

than it spent for preventing a disease

rootor 50:36
50:44

which kills 6600 times more people annually, than terrorism does.

rootor 50:45
50:50

Yet, as the name terrorism and Al Qaida are arbitrarily stamped

cigano 50:50
50:54

on every news report relating to any action taken against US interests

chab 50:54
50:56

the myth grows wider.

krusedianna 50:56
51:00

In mid 2008, the US Attorney General actually proposed

krusedianna 51:00
51:06

that the US Congress officially declare war against the fantasy.

cigano 51:06
51:06

.

chab 51:06
51:11

Not to mention, as of July 2008, there are now over 1 million people

cigano 51:11
51:15

currently on the US terrorist watch list.

tzmofficial 51:16
51:19

These so called "Counter-Terrorism Measures"

tzmofficial 51:19
51:22

of course, have nothing to do with social protection

cigano 51:22
51:25

and everything to do with preserving the establishment

cigano 51:25
51:28

amongst the growing anti-American sentiment

cigano 51:28
51:31

both domestically and internationally

cigano 51:31
51:33

which is legitimately founded on

krusedianna 51:33
51:36

the greed-based corporate empire expansion

cigano 51:36
51:39

that is exploiting the world.

tzmofficial 51:40
51:45

The true terrorists of our world do not meet at the docks at midnight

cigano 51:45
51:49

or scream "Allah Akbar" before some violent action.

tzmofficial 51:49
51:53

The true terrorists of our world wear 5000 dollar suits

cigano 51:54
51:59

and work in the highest positions of finance, government and business.

cigano 52:02
52:05

So, what do we do?

cigano 52:05
52:07

How do we stop a system of greed and corruption

krusedianna 52:07
52:09

that has so much power and momentum?

chab 52:09
52:14

How do we stop this aberrant group behavior, which feels no compassion

tzmofficial 52:14
52:17

for say, the millions slaughtered in Iraq and Afghanistan

cigano 52:18
52:20

so the corporatocracy can control

krusedianna 52:20
52:26

energy resources and opium production for Wall St. profit?

cigano 52:27
52:32

Before 1980, Afghanistan produced 0% of the world's opium.

tzmofficial 52:32
52:35

After the US/CIA backed Mujahideen won the Soviet/Afghan war

cigano 52:35
52:38

by 1986 they were producing 40% of the world's heroin supply.

tzmofficial 52:38
52:43

By 1999, they were producing 80% of the total market supply.

tzmofficial 52:44
52:47

But then something unexpected happened.

krusedianna 52:48
52:53

The Taliban rose to power and by 2000, they had destroyed most of the opium fields.

krusedianna 52:53
52:56

Production dropped from 3000+ tons to only 185 tons, a 94% reduction.

krusedianna 52:57
53:02

On Sept. 9th 2001, the full Afghanistan invasion plans were on President Bush's Desk.

krusedianna 53:02
53:07

Two days later they had their excuse.

tzmofficial 53:08
53:11

Today, opium productions in US controlled Afghanistan

cigano 53:11
53:14

which now provides more than 90% of the world's heroin

cigano 53:14
53:17

breaks new production records nearly every year.

cigano 53:17
53:19

How do we stop a system of greed and corruption

cigano 53:19
53:23

that condemns poor populations to "Sweatshop-Slavery"

cigano 53:23
53:25

for the benefit of Madison Avenue?

cigano 53:25
53:29

Or that engineers false-flag terror attacks

cigano 53:29
53:31

for the sake of manipulation?

cigano 53:31
53:35

Or that generates built-in modes of social operation

tzmofficial 53:35
53:37

which are inherently exploitative?

krusedianna 53:37
53:41

Or that systematically reduces civil liberties

cigano 53:41
53:42

and violates human rights

tzmofficial 53:43
53:46

in order to protect itself from its own shortcomings.

tzmofficial 53:47
53:50

How do we deal with the numerous covert institutions

cigano 53:50
53:52

such as the Council on Foreign Relations

cigano 53:52
53:55

the Trilateral Commission and the Bilderberg Group

tzmofficial 53:55
53:57

and other undemocratically elected groups

tzmofficial 53:57
54:01

which, behind closed doors collude to control the political

cigano 54:02
54:07

financial, social and environmental elements of our lives?

cigano 54:07
54:10

In order to find the answer, we must first find

cigano 54:10
54:13

the true underlying cause.

krusedianna 54:13
54:15

For the fact is:

krusedianna 54:15
54:19

The selfish, corrupt power and profit- based groups

cigano 54:19
54:22

are not the true source of the problem.

chab 54:22
54:24

They are symptoms.

cigano 54:25
54:30

"Greed and Competition are not the result of immutable human temperament...

cigano 54:30
54:34

...greed and fear of scarcity are in fact being created and amplified...

cigano 54:34
54:38

the direct consequence is that we have to fight with each other in order to survive.

cigano 54:39
54:40

- Bernard Liertaer - Founder of the EU Currency System

krusedianna 54:41
54:43

-My name is Jacque Fresco.

cigano 54:44
54:48

I'm an industrial designer and a social engineer.

cigano 54:48
54:52

I'm very much interested in society

cigano 54:52
54:58

and developing a system that might be sustainable, for all people.

tzmofficial 54:58
55:02

First of all, the word "corruption" is a monetary invention

tzmofficial 55:02
55:04

that aberrant behavior

boldhawk 55:04
55:08

behavior that's disruptive to the well-being of people.

karolain 55:08
55:11

Well you're dealing with human behavior.

karolain 55:12
55:16

And human behavior appears to be environmentally determined.

tzmofficial 55:16
55:21

Meaning, if you were raised by the Seminole Indians as a baby

karolain 55:21
55:25

never saw anything else, you'd hold that value system.

krusedianna 55:25
55:30

And this goes for nations, it goes for individuals, for families.

krusedianna 55:30
55:34

They try to indoctrinate their children to their particular faith

tzmofficial 55:34
55:39

and their country and make them feel like they're part of that.

krusedianna 55:39
55:44

And they build a society, which they call established.

karolain 55:44
55:49

They established a workable point of view and tend to perpetuate that.

karolain 55:49
55:54

Whereas, all societies are really emergent, not established.

karolain 55:54
55:58

And so they fight new ideas

karolain 55:58
56:01

that would interfere with the establishment.

karolain 56:01
56:06

Governments try to perpetuate that which keeps them in power.

karolain 56:06
56:11

People are not elected to political office to change things.

krusedianna 56:11
56:15

They are put there to keep things the way they are.

tzmofficial 56:15
56:19

So you see, the basis of corruption is in our society.

karolain 56:20
56:24

Let me make it clear. All nations then are basically corrupt

karolain 56:24
56:28

because they tend to uphold existing institutions.

tzmofficial 56:28
56:31

I don't mean to uphold or downgrade all nations

karolain 56:32
56:36

but communism, socialism, fascism, the free enterprise-system

karolain 56:36
56:40

and all other sub-cultures are the same.

karolain 56:40
56:43

They are all basically corrupt.

krusedianna 56:45
56:48

-The most fundamental characteristic of our social institutions

karolain 56:48
56:51

is the necessity for self-preservation.

tzmofficial 56:51
56:55

Whether dealing with a corporation, a religion or a government

karolain 56:55
56:59

the foremost interest is to preserve the institution itself.

karolain 56:59
57:02

For instance, the last thing an oil company would ever want

krusedianna 57:02
57:06

is the utilization of energy that was outside of its control.

karolain 57:06
57:10

For it makes that company less relevant to society.

krusedianna 57:10
57:13

Likewise the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union

karolain 57:13
57:17

was, in reality, a way to preserve and perpetuate

karolain 57:17
57:22

the established economic and global hegemony of the United States.

karolain 57:23
57:25

Similarly, religions condition people

tzmofficial 57:25
57:27

to feel guilty for natural inclinations

cigano 57:28
57:32

each claiming to offer the only path to forgiveness and salvation.

karolain 57:33
57:36

At the heart of this institutional self-preservation

tzmofficial 57:36
57:38

lies the monetary system

tzmofficial 57:38
57:43

for it is money that provides the means for power and survival.

karolain 57:43
57:45

Therefore, just as a poor person

tzmofficial 57:45
57:47

might be forced to steal in order to survive

karolain 57:47
57:50

it is a natural inclination to do whatever is needed

karolain 57:50
57:53

to continue an institution's profitability.

karolain 57:53
57:55

This makes it inherently difficult

karolain 57:55
57:59

for profit-based institutions to change, for it puts in jeopardy

tzmofficial 58:00
58:02

not only the survival of large groups of people

tzmofficial 58:02
58:05

but also the coveted materialistic lifestyles

karolain 58:05
58:08

associated with affluence and power.

tzmofficial 58:09
58:12

Therefore, the paralyzing necessity to preserve an institution

krusedianna 58:12
58:14

regardless of its social relevance

cigano 58:15
58:20

is largely rooted in the need for money or profit.

karolain 58:21
58:22

[ Industry ]

tzmofficial 58:23
58:27

- "What's in it for me?" is the way people think.

tzmofficial 58:28
58:31

And so if a man makes money selling a certain product

tzmofficial 58:31
58:35

naturally he's going to fight the existence of another product

karolain 58:35
58:39

that may threaten his institution.

tzmofficial 58:39
58:42

Therefore people cannot be fair.

karolain 58:43
58:45

And people do not trust each other.

tzmofficial 58:45
58:47

A guy will come over to you and say

krusedianna 58:47
58:50

"I've got just the house you're looking for." He's a salesman.

tzmofficial 58:50
58:53

When a doctor says, "I think your kidney has to come out."

karolain 58:53
58:56

I don't know if he's trying to pay off a yacht

karolain 58:56
58:58

or that my kidney has to come out.

karolain 58:58
59:02

It's hard in a monetary system to trust people.

krusedianna 59:03
59:06

If you came into my store and I said, "This lamp that I've got

tzmofficial 59:06
59:09

is pretty good, but the lamp next door is much better."

krusedianna 59:10
59:13

I wouldn't be in business very long. It wouldn't work.

karolain 59:13
59:16

If I were ethical, it wouldn't work.

karolain 59:16
59:20

So when you say industry cares for people, that's not true.

karolain 59:21
59:23

They can't afford to be ethical.

karolain 59:24
59:28

So your system is not designed to serve the well-being of people.

karolain 59:28
59:33

If you still don't understand that there would be no outsourcing of jobs

karolain 59:33
59:35

if they cared about people.

krusedianna 59:35
59:38

Industry does not care. They only hire people

karolain 59:38
59:41

because it hasn't been automated yet.

krusedianna 59:42
59:45

So don't talk about decency and ethics.

krusedianna 59:45
59:49

We cannot afford it and remain in business.

tzmofficial 59:49
59:53

-It is important to point out that regardless of the social system -

tzmofficial 59:53
59:57

whether fascist, socialist, capitalist or communist

karolain 59:57
1:00:02

the underlying mechanism is still money, labor and competition.

oakman2011 1:00:03
1:00:07

Communist China is no less capitalistic than the United States.

oakman2011 1:00:07
1:00:09

The only difference is the degree

oakman2011 1:00:09
1:00:12

by which the state intervenes in enterprise.

tzmofficial 1:00:13
1:00:16

The reality is that "Monetary-ism", so to speak

oakman2011 1:00:16
1:00:19

is the true mechanism that guides the interests

karolain 1:00:19
1:00:21

of all the countries on the planet.

oakman2011 1:00:22
1:00:24

The most aggressive and hence dominant variation

oakman2011 1:00:24
1:00:28

of this monetary-ism is the free enterprise system.

oakman2011 1:00:28
1:00:30

The fundamental perspective, as put forth

tzmofficial 1:00:30
1:00:33

by early free market economists like Adam Smith

tzmofficial 1:00:34
1:00:38

is that self interest and competition leads to social prosperity

tzmofficial 1:00:38
1:00:40

as the act of competition creates incentive

karolain 1:00:41
1:00:44

which motivates people to persevere.

oakman2011 1:00:45
1:00:49

However, what isn't talked about, is how a competition based economy

tzmofficial 1:00:49
1:00:52

invariably leads to strategic corruption

tzmofficial 1:00:52
1:00:56

power and wealth consolidation, social stratification

oakman2011 1:00:56
1:01:02

technological paralysis, labor abuse and ultimately a covert form

oakman2011 1:01:02
1:01:06

of government dictatorship by the rich elite.

karolain 1:01:07
1:01:11

The word "corruption" is often defined as moral perversion.

tzmofficial 1:01:12
1:01:15

If a company dumps toxic waste into the ocean to save money

oakman2011 1:01:15
1:01:19

most people recognize this as "corrupt behavior".

oakman2011 1:01:19
1:01:23

On a more subtle level, when Walmart moves into a small town

tzmofficial 1:01:23
1:01:26

and forces small businesses to shut down

oakman2011 1:01:26
1:01:30

for they are unable to compete, a grey area emerges.

karolain 1:01:30
1:01:33

For what exactly is Walmart doing wrong?

karolain 1:01:33
1:01:36

Why should they care about the Mom and Pop organizations they destroy?

karolain 1:01:37
1:01:41

Yet, even more subtly, when a person gets fired from their job

tzmofficial 1:01:41
1:01:44

because a new machine has been created

tzmofficial 1:01:44
1:01:46

which can do the work for less money

tzmofficial 1:01:46
1:01:49

people tend to just accept that as "the way it is"

oakman2011 1:01:49
1:01:49

.

oakman2011 1:01:49
1:01:55

not seeing the inherent corrupt inhumanity of such an action.

tzmofficial 1:01:55
1:01:59

Because the fact is, whether it is dumping toxic waste

tzmofficial 1:01:59
1:02:02

having a monopoly enterprise or downsizing the workforce

karolain 1:02:03
1:02:06

the motive is the same: Profit.

karolain 1:02:06
1:02:06

.

tzmofficial 1:02:06
1:02:11

They are all different degrees of the same self-preserving mechanism

karolain 1:02:11
1:02:16

which always puts the well-being of people second to monetary gain.

tzmofficial 1:02:16
1:02:21

Therefore, corruption is not some byproduct of monetary-ism

karolain 1:02:21
1:02:24

it is the very foundation.

tzmofficial 1:02:24
1:02:27

And while most people acknowledge this tendency

oakman2011 1:02:27
1:02:30

on one level or another, the majority remains naive

oakman2011 1:02:30
1:02:32

as to the broad ramifications

oakman2011 1:02:32
1:02:35

of having such a selfish mechanism

oakman2011 1:02:35
1:02:38

as the guiding mentality in society.

tzmofficial 1:02:38
1:02:40

-Internal documents show

oakman2011 1:02:40
1:02:43

that after this company positively absolutely knew

tzmofficial 1:02:43
1:02:46

that they had a medication that was infected with the AIDS virus

tzmofficial 1:02:46
1:02:49

they took the product off the market in the US

oakman2011 1:02:49
1:02:52

and then they dumped it in France, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

oakman2011 1:02:52
1:02:54

The US government allowed it to happen.

karolain 1:02:54
1:02:57

The FDA allowed this to happen

karolain 1:02:57
1:02:59

and now the government is completely looking the other way.

karolain 1:02:59
1:03:04

Thousands of innocent hemophiliacs have died from the AIDS virus.

karolain 1:03:04
1:03:08

This company knew absolutely that it was infected with AIDS,

karolain 1:03:08
1:03:14

they dumped it because they wanted to turn this disaster into a profit.

tzmofficial 1:03:15
1:03:19

-So you see, you have built-in corruption.

tzmofficial 1:03:19
1:03:21

We're all chiseling off each other

tzmofficial 1:03:21
1:03:25

and you can't expect decency or that sort of thing.

cosmic.synergy 1:03:26
1:03:27

Politics

oakman2011 1:03:28
1:03:31

...a feeling that they don't know who to elect.

tzmofficial 1:03:32
1:03:34

They think in terms of a democracy

karolain 1:03:34
1:03:38

which is not possible in a monetary based economy.

tzmofficial 1:03:39
1:03:42

If you have more money to advertise your position

tzmofficial 1:03:42
1:03:46

the position you desire in government, that isn't a democracy.

karolain 1:03:46
1:03:46

.

oakman2011 1:03:46
1:03:51

It serves those in positions of differential advantage.

oakman2011 1:03:51
1:03:56

So it's always a dictatorship of the elitist, the financially wealthy.

cigano 1:03:56
1:03:56

.

cigano 1:03:56
1:03:59

"We can either have democracy in this country or

cigano 1:03:59
1:04:02

we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few,

cigano 1:04:02
1:04:04

but we can't have both." - Louis Brandeis - Supreme Court Justice

tzmofficial 1:04:04
1:04:06

-It is an interesting observation

oakman2011 1:04:06
1:04:09

to note how seemingly unknown personalities

karolain 1:04:09
1:04:13

magically appear on the scene as presidential candidates.

oakman2011 1:04:13
1:04:16

Then before you know it, somehow you are left to choose

oakman2011 1:04:16
1:04:19

from a small group of extremely wealthy people

karolain 1:04:19
1:04:24

who suspiciously have the same broad social view.

karolain 1:04:24
1:04:26

Obviously it's a joke.

karolain 1:04:26
1:04:28

The people placed on the ballot are done so

karolain 1:04:28
1:04:31

because they have been pre-decided to be acceptable

karolain 1:04:32
1:04:36

by the established financial powers who actually run the show.

karolain 1:04:37
1:04:41

Yet many who understand this illusion of democracy, often think

karolain 1:04:41
1:04:46

"If only we could just get our honest, ethical politicians in power,

karolain 1:04:46
1:04:48

then we would be okay".

oakman2011 1:04:48
1:04:51

Well, while this idea, of course, seems reasonable

tzmofficial 1:04:51
1:04:54

in our established oriented world view

karolain 1:04:55
1:04:59

it is unfortunately another fallacy.

karolain 1:04:59
1:05:02

For when it really comes down to what is actually important,

tzmofficial 1:05:03
1:05:07

the institution of politics and thus politicians themselves

cigano 1:05:07
1:05:10

have absolutely no true relevance as to

cigano 1:05:10
1:05:14

what makes our world and society function.

tzmofficial 1:05:14
1:05:17

-It's not politicians that can solve problems.

cigano 1:05:18
1:05:20

They have no technical capabilities.

cigano 1:05:20
1:05:22

They don't know how to solve problems.

claudiaheugel 1:05:23
1:05:26

Even if they were sincere, they don't know how to solve problems.

cigano 1:05:27
1:05:32

It's the technicians that produce the desalinization plants.

cigano 1:05:32
1:05:34

It's the technicians that give you electricity.

cigano 1:05:34
1:05:36

That give you motor vehicles.

tzmofficial 1:05:36
1:05:39

That heat your house and cool it in the summer time.

claudiaheugel 1:05:39
1:05:43

It's technology that solves problems, not politics.

cigano 1:05:43
1:05:48

Politics cannot solve problems 'cause they are not trained to do so.

tzmofficial 1:05:49
1:05:52

-Very few people today stop and consider

cigano 1:05:52
1:05:55

what it is that actually improves their lives.

cigano 1:05:55
1:05:58

Is it money? Obviously not.

cigano 1:05:58
1:06:03

One cannot eat money or stuff money into their car to get it to run.

cigano 1:06:03
1:06:05

Is it politics?

tzmofficial 1:06:05
1:06:07

All politicians can do is create laws

cigano 1:06:08
1:06:11

establish budgets and declare war.

cigano 1:06:11
1:06:13

Is it religion? Of course not.

tzmofficial 1:06:13
1:06:15

Religion creates nothing except

cigano 1:06:15
1:06:19

intangible emotional solace for those who require it.

tzmofficial 1:06:19
1:06:23

The true gift that we as human beings have

cigano 1:06:23
1:06:26

which has been solely responsible for everything

cigano 1:06:26
1:06:28

that has improved our lives

cigano 1:06:29
1:06:31

is technology.

cigano 1:06:31
1:06:33

What is technology?

tzmofficial 1:06:33
1:06:34

Technology is a pencil

cigano 1:06:35
1:06:39

which allows one to solidify ideas on paper for communication.

cigano 1:06:39
1:06:43

Technology is an automobile, which allows one to travel faster

cigano 1:06:43
1:06:44

than feet would allow.

tzmofficial 1:06:44
1:06:47

Technology is a pair of eye glasses

cigano 1:06:47
1:06:50

which enables sight for those who need it.

tzmofficial 1:06:50
1:06:56

Applied technology itself is merely an extension of human attributes

cigano 1:06:56
1:06:58

which reduces human effort

cigano 1:06:58
1:07:01

freeing humans from a particular chore or problem.

cigano 1:07:01
1:07:03

Imagine what your life would be like today

tzmofficial 1:07:04
1:07:06

without a telephone, or an oven

cigano 1:07:06
1:07:09

or a computer, or an airplane.

cigano 1:07:09
1:07:09

.

tzmofficial 1:07:09
1:07:12

And, everything in your home, which you take for granted

tzmofficial 1:07:12
1:07:14

from a doorbell, to a table

cigano 1:07:14
1:07:17

to a dishwasher, is technology

cigano 1:07:17
1:07:22

generated from the creative scientific ingenuity of human technicians.

cigano 1:07:23
1:07:26

Not money, politics or religion.

cigano 1:07:26
1:07:30

These are false institutions.

tzmofficial 1:07:30
1:07:33

- ...and writing your congressman is fantastic.

tzmofficial 1:07:33
1:07:36

They tell you to write your congressman if you want something done.

claudiaheugel 1:07:36
1:07:40

The men in Washington should be at the forefront of technology.

cigano 1:07:40
1:07:42

The forefront of human study.

cigano 1:07:42
1:07:44

The forefront of crime.

cigano 1:07:44
1:07:47

All the factors that shape human behavior.

cigano 1:07:47
1:07:49

You don't have to write your congressman.

cigano 1:07:49
1:07:53

What kind of people are they that are appointed to do that job?

cigano 1:07:54
1:07:56

The future will have great difficulty...

cigano 1:07:57
1:08:00

and the question that's raised by politicians is:

cigano 1:08:00
1:08:02

How much will a project cost?

cigano 1:08:03
1:08:05

The question is not "how much will it cost".

cigano 1:08:06
1:08:08

Do we have the resources?

cigano 1:08:08
1:08:12

And we have the resources today to house everyone,

cigano 1:08:12
1:08:15

build hospitals all over the world,

tzmofficial 1:08:15
1:08:17

build schools all over the world

cigano 1:08:17
1:08:22

the finest equipment in labs for teaching and doing medical research.

tzmofficial 1:08:22
1:08:27

So you see, we have all that, but we're in a monetary system

cigano 1:08:27
1:08:31

and in a monetary system there's profit.

tzmofficial 1:08:32
1:08:35

-And what is the fundamental mechanism that drives the profit system

cigano 1:08:35
1:08:37

besides self-interest?

tzmofficial 1:08:37
1:08:41

What is it exactly that maintains that competitive edge at its core?

cigano 1:08:41
1:08:45

Is it high efficiency and sustainability?

cigano 1:08:45
1:08:48

No. That isn't part of their design.

cigano 1:08:48
1:08:50

Nothing produced in our profit based society

cigano 1:08:51
1:08:53

is even remotely sustainable or efficient.

cigano 1:08:53
1:08:56

If it was, there wouldn't be a multi-million dollar a year

cigano 1:08:56
1:08:58

service industry for automobiles.

cigano 1:08:58
1:09:01

Nor would the average lifespan for most electronics

cigano 1:09:01
1:09:04

be less than three months before they're obsolete.

cigano 1:09:05
1:09:07

Is it abundance?

cigano 1:09:07
1:09:09

Absolutely not.

tzmofficial 1:09:09
1:09:11

Abundance, as based on the laws of supply and demand

cigano 1:09:11
1:09:13

is actually a negative thing.

cigano 1:09:14
1:09:15

If a diamond company finds

tzmofficial 1:09:15
1:09:19

ten times the usual amount of diamonds during their mining

tzmofficial 1:09:19
1:09:21

it means the supply of diamonds has increased

cigano 1:09:21
1:09:25

which means the cost and profit per diamond drops.

cigano 1:09:25
1:09:29

The fact is: efficiency, sustainability and abundance

cigano 1:09:29
1:09:31

are enemies of profit.

tzmofficial 1:09:31
1:09:33

To put it into a word

cigano 1:09:33
1:09:39

it is the mechanism of scarcity that increases profits.

tzmofficial 1:09:41
1:09:42

-What is scarcity?

cigano 1:09:42
1:09:44

Based on keeping products valuable.

cigano 1:09:45
1:09:48

Slowing up production on oil raises the price.

cigano 1:09:48
1:09:52

Maintaining scarcity of diamonds keeps the price high.

claudiaheugel 1:09:52
1:09:56

They burn diamonds at the Kimberly Diamond Mine.

cigano 1:09:56
1:09:58

They are made of carbon. That keeps the price up.

tzmofficial 1:09:59
1:10:03

-So then, what does it mean for society when scarcity

oakman2011 1:10:03
1:10:06

either produced naturally or through manipulation

oakman2011 1:10:06
1:10:09

is a beneficial condition for industry?

oakman2011 1:10:11
1:10:13

It means that sustainability and abundance

tzmofficial 1:10:14
1:10:17

will never ever occur in a profit system

krusedianna 1:10:17
1:10:21

for it simply goes against the very nature of the structure.

oakman2011 1:10:21
1:10:28

Therefore, it is impossible to have a world without war or poverty.

oakman2011 1:10:28
1:10:31

It is impossible to continually advance technology

oakman2011 1:10:31
1:10:34

to its most efficient and productive states.

tzmofficial 1:10:35
1:10:37

And, most dramatically

oakman2011 1:10:37
1:10:40

it is impossible to expect human beings

oakman2011 1:10:40
1:10:45

to behave in truly ethical or decent ways.

tzmofficial 1:10:45
1:10:47

"Human nature

tzmofficial 1:10:47
1:10:50

or human behavior? "

krusedianna 1:10:50
1:10:53

-People use the word instinct

oakman2011 1:10:53
1:10:57

because they can't account for the behavior.

oakman2011 1:10:57
1:10:59

They sit back and they evaluate

tzmofficial 1:10:59
1:11:02

with their lack of knowledge, you know

tzmofficial 1:11:02
1:11:05

and they say things like

tzmofficial 1:11:05
1:11:08

"Humans are built a certain way. Greed is a natural thing"

claudiaheugel 1:11:08
1:11:10

as though they'd worked for years on it.

claudiaheugel 1:11:10
1:11:13

And it's no more natural than wearing clothing.

krusedianna 1:11:14
1:11:17

-What we want to do is to eliminate

oakman2011 1:11:17
1:11:19

the causes of the problems.

oakman2011 1:11:19
1:11:22

Eliminate the processes

tzmofficial 1:11:22
1:11:26

that produce greed and bigotry and prejudice

tzmofficial 1:11:26
1:11:30

and people taking advantage of one another and elitism

krusedianna 1:11:31
1:11:35

eliminating the need for prisons and welfare.

oakman2011 1:11:35
1:11:37

We have always had these problems

krusedianna 1:11:37
1:11:41

because we have always lived within scarcity and barter

oakman2011 1:11:41
1:11:45

and monetary systems that produce scarcity.

krusedianna 1:11:45
1:11:49

-If you eradicate the conditions that generate

oakman2011 1:11:49
1:11:53

what you call socially offensive behavior, it does not exist.

oakman2011 1:11:53
1:11:53

.

krusedianna 1:11:53
1:11:57

A guy says: "Well, isn't that in-born?" No it's not.

oakman2011 1:11:57
1:11:57

.

krusedianna 1:11:58
1:12:01

-There is no human nature; there's human behavior,

oakman2011 1:12:01
1:12:03

and that's always been changed throughout history.

krusedianna 1:12:04
1:12:09

You're not born with bigotry and greed and corruption and hatred.

oakman2011 1:12:09
1:12:12

You pick that up within the society.

krusedianna 1:12:13
1:12:17

-War, poverty, corruption, hunger, misery, human suffering

krusedianna 1:12:18
1:12:20

will not change in a monetary system;

krusedianna 1:12:20
1:12:24

that is, there will be very little significant change.

tzmofficial 1:12:24
1:12:28

It's going to take the redesign of our culture, our values

oakman2011 1:12:28
1:12:28

.

tzmofficial 1:12:28
1:12:32

and it has to be related to the carrying capacity of the earth

claudiaheugel 1:12:32
1:12:37

not some human opinion or some politicians notions

tzmofficial 1:12:37
1:12:39

of the way the world ought to be

krusedianna 1:12:39
1:12:44

or some religious notion of the conduct of human affairs.

oakman2011 1:12:45
1:12:48

And that's what The Venus Project is about.

tzmofficial 1:12:50
1:12:53

The society that we're about to talk about

tzmofficial 1:12:53
1:12:58

is a society that is free of all the old superstitions

tzmofficial 1:12:58
1:13:03

incarceration, prisons, police, cruelty and law.

tzmofficial 1:13:03
1:13:05

All laws will disappear

tzmofficial 1:13:05
1:13:09

and the professions will disappear, that are no longer valid

oakman2011 1:13:09
1:13:12

such as stockbrokers, bankers, advertising.

tzmofficial 1:13:13
1:13:15

Gone! Forever!

oakman2011 1:13:15
1:13:18

Because it's no longer relevant.

krusedianna 1:13:20
1:13:22

-When we understand that it is technology

oakman2011 1:13:23
1:13:24

devised by human ingenuity

tzmofficial 1:13:24
1:13:28

which frees humanity and increases our quality of life

krusedianna 1:13:28
1:13:31

we then realize that the most important focus we can have

krusedianna 1:13:32
1:13:36

is on the intelligent management of the earth's resources.

tzmofficial 1:13:36
1:13:39

For it is from these natural resources we gain the materials

cosmic.synergy 1:13:39
1:13:44

to continue our path of prosperity. Understanding this we then see

tzmofficial 1:13:44
1:13:49

that money fundamentally exists as a barrier to these resources

cosmic.synergy 1:13:49
1:13:52

for virtually everything has a financial cost.

oakman2011 1:13:52
1:13:55

And why do we need money to obtain these resources?

oakman2011 1:13:55
1:13:59

Because of real or assumed scarcity.

tzmofficial 1:14:00
1:14:03

We don't usually pay for air and tap water

krusedianna 1:14:03
1:14:05

because it is in such high abundance,

krusedianna 1:14:05
1:14:08

selling it would be pointless.

oakman2011 1:14:08
1:14:11

So then, logically speaking, if resources

krusedianna 1:14:11
1:14:15

and technologies applicable to creating everything in our societies

oakman2011 1:14:15
1:14:19

such as houses, cities and transportation, were in high enough

oakman2011 1:14:19
1:14:22

abundance, there would be no reason to sell anything.

oakman2011 1:14:24
1:14:28

Likewise, if automation and machinery was so technologically advanced

oakman2011 1:14:28
1:14:31

as to relieve human beings of labor,

oakman2011 1:14:31
1:14:33

there would be no reason to have a job.

cosmic.synergy 1:14:33
1:14:36

And with these social aspects taken care of,

oakman2011 1:14:36
1:14:39

there would be no reason to have money at all.

oakman2011 1:14:40
1:14:42

So the ultimate question remains:

cosmic.synergy 1:14:42
1:14:45

Do we on Earth have enough resources

claudiaheugel 1:14:45
1:14:47

and technological understanding

tzmofficial 1:14:47
1:14:50

to create a society of such abundance

oakman2011 1:14:50
1:14:53

that everything we have now could be available without a price tag

claudiaheugel 1:14:54
1:14:56

and without the need for submission through employment?

oakman2011 1:14:58
1:15:01

Yes, we do.

oakman2011 1:15:01
1:15:05

We have the resources and technology to enable this at a minimum

cigano 1:15:05
1:15:05

.

cigano 1:15:05
1:15:09

along with the ability to raise the standards of living so high

cigano 1:15:09
1:15:13

that people in the future will look back at our civilization now

cosmic.synergy 1:15:13
1:15:18

and gawk at how primitive and immature our society was.

krusedianna 1:15:18
1:15:23

-What The Venus Project proposes is an entirely different system

cigano 1:15:23
1:15:23

.

krusedianna 1:15:23
1:15:26

that's updated to present day knowledge.

krusedianna 1:15:26
1:15:29

-We've never given scientists the problem of

oakman2011 1:15:29
1:15:31

how do you design a society which would

tzmofficial 1:15:31
1:15:34

eliminate boring and monotonous jobs

tzmofficial 1:15:34
1:15:38

that would eliminate accidents in transportation

tzmofficial 1:15:38
1:15:41

that would enable people to have a high standard of living

tzmofficial 1:15:41
1:15:44

that would eliminate poisons in our food

krusedianna 1:15:44
1:15:48

give us other sources of energy that are clean and efficient.

cigano 1:15:48
1:15:50

We can do that out there.

tzmofficial 1:15:51
1:15:54

[A resource-based economy.]

cigano 1:15:56
1:15:57

The major difference between a

krusedianna 1:15:57
1:16:00

Resource-Based Economy (RBE) and a monetary system

krusedianna 1:16:00
1:16:05

is that a RBE is really concerned with people and their well-being,

cigano 1:16:05
1:16:05

.

cigano 1:16:05
1:16:09

where the monetary system has become so distorted that the

cosmic.synergy 1:16:09
1:16:13

concerns of the people are really secondary, if they're there at all.

krusedianna 1:16:13
1:16:18

The products that are turned out are for how much money you can get.

cigano 1:16:18
1:16:20

If there is a problem in society and

cigano 1:16:20
1:16:24

you can't earn money from solving that problem, then it won't be done.

krusedianna 1:16:24
1:16:27

The Resource-Based Economy is really

cigano 1:16:27
1:16:29

not close to anything that's been tried.

cigano 1:16:29
1:16:32

And with all our technology today we can create abundance.

tzmofficial 1:16:32
1:16:35

It could be used to improve everyone's lifestyle

krusedianna 1:16:35
1:16:38

abundance all over the world if we use our technology wisely

cigano 1:16:38
1:16:40

and maintain the environment.

krusedianna 1:16:40
1:16:44

-It's a very different system and it's very hard to talk about

cigano 1:16:44
1:16:44

.

cigano 1:16:44
1:16:48

because the public is not that well enough informed

cigano 1:16:48
1:16:51

as to the state of technology.

tzmofficial 1:16:51
1:16:55

[Energy]

cigano 1:16:55
1:16:59

At present, we don't have to burn fossil fuels.

cigano 1:16:59
1:17:03

We don't have to use anything that would contaminate the environment.

chab 1:17:03
1:17:06

There are many sources of energy available.

krusedianna 1:17:07
1:17:11

-Alternative energy solutions pushed by the establishment

cigano 1:17:11
1:17:14

such as hydrogen, biomass and even nuclear

cigano 1:17:14
1:17:17

are highly insufficient, dangerous and exist only

cosmic.synergy 1:17:17
1:17:20

to perpetuate the profit-structure that industry has created.

cigano 1:17:21
1:17:24

When we look beyond the propaganda and self-serving solutions

tzmofficial 1:17:24
1:17:27

put forth by the energy companies

cigano 1:17:27
1:17:29

we find a seemingly endless stream

cosmic.synergy 1:17:29
1:17:34

of clean, abundant and renewable energy for generating power.

tzmofficial 1:17:34
1:17:37

Solar and wind energy are well known to the public

krusedianna 1:17:37
1:17:40

but the true potential of these mediums remains unexpressed.

tzmofficial 1:17:41
1:17:43

Solar energy, derived from the sun

krusedianna 1:17:43
1:17:47

has such abundance that one hour of light at high noon

cigano 1:17:47
1:17:51

contains more energy than what the entire world consumes in a year.

tzmofficial 1:17:51
1:17:55

If we could capture 1/100th of a percent of this energy

cigano 1:17:55
1:17:59

the world would never have to use oil, gas or anything else.

tzmofficial 1:17:59
1:18:02

The question then, is not availability

cigano 1:18:02
1:18:04

but the technology to harness it.

cigano 1:18:04
1:18:06

And there are many advanced mediums today

cigano 1:18:06
1:18:09

which could accomplish just that

cigano 1:18:09
1:18:13

if they were not hindered by the need to compete for market share

cigano 1:18:13
1:18:16

with the established energy power structures.

cigano 1:18:16
1:18:18

Then there's wind energy.

tzmofficial 1:18:18
1:18:21

Wind energy has long been denounced as weak

krusedianna 1:18:21
1:18:24

and due to being location driven impractical.

cigano 1:18:25
1:18:26

This is simply not true.

cosmic.synergy 1:18:26
1:18:29

The US Department of Energy admitted in 2007

tzmofficial 1:18:30
1:18:34

that if wind was fully harvested in just three of America's 50 states

cigano 1:18:35
1:18:37

it could power the entire nation.

cigano 1:18:38
1:18:41

And then there are the rather unknown mediums

cigano 1:18:41
1:18:43

of tidal and wave power.

cigano 1:18:43
1:18:47

Tidal power is derived from tidal shifts in the ocean.

krusedianna 1:18:47
1:18:51

Installing turbines which capture this movement generates energy.

cosmic.synergy 1:18:51
1:18:55

In the United Kingdom, 42 sites are currently noted as available

cigano 1:18:55
1:18:59

forecasting that 34% of all the UK's energy

cigano 1:18:59
1:19:02

could come from tidal power alone.

cigano 1:19:03
1:19:05

Wave power, which extracts energy

tzmofficial 1:19:05
1:19:07

from the surface motions of the ocean

cigano 1:19:07
1:19:10

is estimated to have a global potential

krusedianna 1:19:10
1:19:13

of up to 80,000 terawatt-hours a year.

cigano 1:19:13
1:19:17

This means 50% of the entire planet's energy usage

cigano 1:19:17
1:19:20

could be produced from this medium alone.

cigano 1:19:21
1:19:23

Now, it is important to point out that

cigano 1:19:23
1:19:26

tidal, wave, solar and wind power

cigano 1:19:26
1:19:30

requires virtually no preliminary energy to harness

cigano 1:19:30
1:19:35

unlike coal, oil, gas, biomass, hydrogen and all the others.

tzmofficial 1:19:35
1:19:38

In combination, these four mediums alone

tzmofficial 1:19:38
1:19:40

if efficiently harnessed through technology

cigano 1:19:40
1:19:43

could power the world forever.

cigano 1:19:44
1:19:46

That being said, there happens to be another form

cigano 1:19:47
1:19:50

of clean renewable energy, which trumps them all.

cigano 1:19:50
1:19:53

Geothermal power.

tzmofficial 1:19:53
1:19:56

Geothermal energy utilizes what is called "heat mining"

tzmofficial 1:19:56
1:19:59

which, through a simple process using water

cigano 1:19:59
1:20:02

is able to generate massive amounts of clean energy.

cigano 1:20:02
1:20:06

In 2006, an MIT report on geothermal energy

karolain 1:20:06
1:20:11

found that 13,000 ZJ of power are currently available in the earth

karolain 1:20:11
1:20:15

with the possibility of 2,000 ZJ being easily tappable

karolain 1:20:15
1:20:17

with improved technology.

karolain 1:20:17
1:20:20

The total energy consumption of all the countries on the planet

karolain 1:20:21
1:20:23

is about half of a ZJ a year.

karolain 1:20:23
1:20:27

This means about 4000 years of planetary power

karolain 1:20:27
1:20:30

could be harnessed in this medium alone.

oakman2011 1:20:30
1:20:32

And when we understand that the earth's heat generation

oakman2011 1:20:32
1:20:36

is constantly renewed, this energy is really limitless.

oakman2011 1:20:36
1:20:39

It could be used forever.

oakman2011 1:20:39
1:20:41

These energy sources are only a few

tzmofficial 1:20:42
1:20:44

of the clean renewable mediums available

karolain 1:20:44
1:20:47

and as time goes on, we will find more.

karolain 1:20:47
1:20:51

The grand realization is that we have total energy abundance

tzmofficial 1:20:51
1:20:53

without the need for pollution

karolain 1:20:53
1:20:58

traditional conservation or, in fact, a price tag.

karolain 1:20:59
1:21:02

And what about transportation?

karolain 1:21:02
1:21:05

The prevailing means of transportation in our societies

tzmofficial 1:21:05
1:21:07

is by automobile and aircraft

oakman2011 1:21:07
1:21:11

both of which predominantly need fossil fuels to run.

karolain 1:21:11
1:21:14

In the case of the automobile, the battery technology

karolain 1:21:14
1:21:16

needed to power an electric car

karolain 1:21:16
1:21:17

that can go over a hundred miles an hour

tzmofficial 1:21:18
1:21:20

for over two hundred miles on one charge

karolain 1:21:20
1:21:23

exists and has existed for many years.

tzmofficial 1:21:23
1:21:26

However, due to battery patents, controlled by the oil industry

tzmofficial 1:21:26
1:21:29

which limits their availability to maintain market share

tzmofficial 1:21:29
1:21:32

coupled with political pressure from the energy industry

karolain 1:21:32
1:21:37

the accessibility and affordability of this technology is limited.

oakman2011 1:21:37
1:21:38

There is absolutely no reason,

tzmofficial 1:21:38
1:21:41

other than pure corrupt profit interests

karolain 1:21:41
1:21:43

that every single vehicle in the world

karolain 1:21:43
1:21:48

cannot be electric and utterly clean, with zero need for gasoline.

karolain 1:21:48
1:21:51

As far as airplanes, it is time we realize

tzmofficial 1:21:51
1:21:54

that this means of travel is inefficient, cumbersome

karolain 1:21:54
1:21:57

slow, and causes far too much pollution.

krusedianna 1:21:57
1:22:00

This is a maglev train.

karolain 1:22:00
1:22:02

It uses magnets for propulsion.

karolain 1:22:02
1:22:05

It is fully suspended by a magnetic field

karolain 1:22:05
1:22:10

and requires less than 2% of the energy used for plane travel.

karolain 1:22:10
1:22:13

The train has no wheels, so nothing can wear out.

tzmofficial 1:22:13
1:22:17

The current maximum speed of versions of this technology

karolain 1:22:17
1:22:21

as used in Japan, is three hundred and sixty one miles per hour.

karolain 1:22:21
1:22:25

However this version of the technology is very dated.

tzmofficial 1:22:25
1:22:27

An organization called ET3

tzmofficial 1:22:27
1:22:30

which has connections with The Venus Project

krusedianna 1:22:30
1:22:33

has established a tube-based maglev

karolain 1:22:33
1:22:36

that can travel up to 4000 miles per hour

tzmofficial 1:22:36
1:22:38

in a motionless, frictionless tube

karolain 1:22:38
1:22:41

which can go over land or under water.

krusedianna 1:22:42
1:22:45

Imagine going from LA to New York for an extended lunch break

karolain 1:22:46
1:22:50

or from Washington D.C. to Beijing, China, in two hours.

karolain 1:22:50
1:22:54

This is the future of continental and intercontinental travel.

oakman2011 1:22:54
1:22:58

Fast, clean, with only a fraction of the energy usage

oakman2011 1:22:58
1:23:01

we use today for the same means.

tzmofficial 1:23:01
1:23:04

In fact, between maglev technology

tzmofficial 1:23:04
1:23:07

advanced battery storage and geothermal energy

karolain 1:23:07
1:23:11

there will be no reason to ever burn fossil fuels again.

tzmofficial 1:23:11
1:23:12

And we can do this now

oakman2011 1:23:13
1:23:17

if we were not held back by the paralyzing profit structure.

tzmofficial 1:23:17
1:23:19

[work]

krusedianna 1:23:20
1:23:24

-Now America is inclined toward fascism.

karolain 1:23:24
1:23:28

It has a propensity by its dominant philosophy and religion

cosmic.synergy 1:23:29
1:23:31

to uphold the fascist point of view.

karolain 1:23:31
1:23:36

American industry is essentially a fascist institution.

karolain 1:23:36
1:23:39

If you don't understand that, the minute you punch that time clock

karolain 1:23:40
1:23:41

you walk into a dictatorship.

krusedianna 1:23:41
1:23:46

-We're given notions about the respectability of work.

karolain 1:23:46
1:23:51

And I really look at it as being paid slavery.

tzmofficial 1:23:51
1:23:53

-You're brought up to believe that you shall earn your living

karolain 1:23:54
1:23:58

by the sweat of your brow. That holds people back.

tzmofficial 1:23:58
1:24:01

Freeing people from drudgery

karolain 1:24:01
1:24:03

repetitive jobs which make them ignorant.

karolain 1:24:03
1:24:05

You rob them.

tzmofficial 1:24:06
1:24:09

In our society, that is a resource- based economy

oakman2011 1:24:09
1:24:12

machines free people.

karolain 1:24:12
1:24:14

You see, we can't imagine that

karolain 1:24:14
1:24:17

because we've never known that kind of world.

tzmofficial 1:24:17
1:24:20

[automation]

tzmofficial 1:24:21
1:24:23

-If we look back at history

karolain 1:24:23
1:24:26

we see a very clear pattern of machine automation

krusedianna 1:24:26
1:24:29

slowly replacing human labor.

karolain 1:24:29
1:24:31

From the disappearance of the elevator man

tzmofficial 1:24:32
1:24:35

to the near full automation of an automobile production plant

tzmofficial 1:24:35
1:24:38

the fact is, as technology grows

karolain 1:24:38
1:24:42

the need for humans in the work force will continually be diminished.

karolain 1:24:42
1:24:42

.

tzmofficial 1:24:42
1:24:45

This creates a serious clash

tzmofficial 1:24:45
1:24:50

which proves the falseness of the monetary-based labor system

karolain 1:24:50
1:24:53

for human employment is in direct competition

karolain 1:24:53
1:24:56

with technological development.

tzmofficial 1:24:56
1:25:00

Therefore, given the fundamental priority of profit by industry

oakman2011 1:25:00
1:25:03

people through time will be continually laid off

oakman2011 1:25:03
1:25:05

and replaced by machines.

krusedianna 1:25:06
1:25:07

-When industry takes on a machine

oakman2011 1:25:08
1:25:11

instead of shortening the work day, they downsize.

cosmic.synergy 1:25:11
1:25:15

You lose your job so you have a right to fear machines.

tzmofficial 1:25:15
1:25:18

-In a high technology, resource-based economy

oakman2011 1:25:19
1:25:23

it is conservative to say that about 90% of all current occupations

oakman2011 1:25:23
1:25:25

could be phased out by machines.

oakman2011 1:25:26
1:25:29

Freeing humans to live their life without servitude.

oakman2011 1:25:29
1:25:32

For this is the point of technology itself.

krusedianna 1:25:33
1:25:35

And through time, with nanotechnology

tzmofficial 1:25:35
1:25:38

and other highly advanced forms of science

oakman2011 1:25:38
1:25:43

it is not far fetched to see how even complex medical procedures

oakman2011 1:25:43
1:25:45

could be performed by machines as well.

oakman2011 1:25:45
1:25:49

And based on the pattern, with much higher success rates

oakman2011 1:25:49
1:25:51

than humans get today.

tzmofficial 1:25:51
1:25:55

The path is clear but our monetary-based structure

tzmofficial 1:25:55
1:25:59

which requires labor for income, blocks this progress

oakman2011 1:25:59
1:26:02

for humans need jobs in order to survive.

tzmofficial 1:26:03
1:26:05

The bottom line is that this system must go

tzmofficial 1:26:05
1:26:07

or we will never be free

oakman2011 1:26:07
1:26:11

and technology will be constantly paralyzed.

krusedianna 1:26:11
1:26:14

-We have machines that clean out sewers

tzmofficial 1:26:14
1:26:17

it frees a human being from doing that.

oakman2011 1:26:17
1:26:22

So look at machines as extensions of human performance.

krusedianna 1:26:23
1:26:26

-Furthermore, many occupations today

tzmofficial 1:26:26
1:26:30

will have simply no basis to exist in a resource-based economy

tzmofficial 1:26:31
1:26:34

such as anything associated with the management of money

krusedianna 1:26:34
1:26:37

advertising, along with the legal system itself.

krusedianna 1:26:38
1:26:41

For, without money, a great majority of the crimes

oakman2011 1:26:41
1:26:44

that are committed today would never occur.

oakman2011 1:26:44
1:26:46

Virtually all forms of crime are a consequence

tzmofficial 1:26:46
1:26:50

of the monetary system, either directly or by neurosis

oakman2011 1:26:50
1:26:53

inflicted through financial deprivation.

krusedianna 1:26:54
1:26:58

Therefore, laws themselves could eventually become extinct.

tzmofficial 1:26:58
1:27:01

-Instead of putting up a sign "Drive carefully

tzmofficial 1:27:02
1:27:05

slippery when wet," put abrasive in the highway

oakman2011 1:27:05
1:27:07

so it is not slippery when wet.

cosmic.synergy 1:27:07
1:27:09

And if a person gets in car, they're drunk

tzmofficial 1:27:09
1:27:11

and the car oscillates a great deal

tzmofficial 1:27:11
1:27:14

there's a little pendulum that swings up and back

krusedianna 1:27:14
1:27:16

and that will pull the car over to the side.

tzmofficial 1:27:16
1:27:18

Not a law... solution.

oakman2011 1:27:19
1:27:19

.

oakman2011 1:27:19
1:27:23

Put sonar and radar on automobiles so they can't hit one another.

claudiaheugel 1:27:23
1:27:25

Man-made laws are attempts

claudiaheugel 1:27:25
1:27:27

to deal with occurring problems

tzmofficial 1:27:28
1:27:30

and not knowing how to solve them

oakman2011 1:27:30
1:27:32

they make a law.

tzmofficial 1:27:32
1:27:35

-In the United States, the most privatized

oakman2011 1:27:35
1:27:38

capitalist country on the planet, it should come as no surprise

tzmofficial 1:27:39
1:27:42

that it also has the largest prison population in the world

oakman2011 1:27:43
1:27:45

growing every year.

claudiaheugel 1:27:45
1:27:48

Statistically, most of these people are uneducated

oakman2011 1:27:48
1:27:51

and come from poor, deprived societies.

tzmofficial 1:27:51
1:27:56

And, contrary to propaganda, it is this environmental conditioning

oakman2011 1:27:56
1:27:59

which lures them into criminal and violent behavior.

krusedianna 1:27:59
1:28:02

However society looks the other way

oakman2011 1:28:02
1:28:04

in regard to this point.

oakman2011 1:28:04
1:28:07

The legal and prison systems are just more examples

oakman2011 1:28:08
1:28:10

of how our society avoids examining

oakman2011 1:28:10
1:28:13

the root causes of behaviour.

tzmofficial 1:28:13
1:28:16

Billions are spent each year on prisons and police

oakman2011 1:28:16
1:28:16

.

tzmofficial 1:28:16
1:28:20

while only a fraction is spent on programs for poverty

oakman2011 1:28:20
1:28:23

which is one of the most fundamental variables

oakman2011 1:28:23
1:28:25

responsible for crime to begin with.

tzmofficial 1:28:25
1:28:28

And, as long as we have an economic system

oakman2011 1:28:28
1:28:30

which prefers and in fact creates

oakman2011 1:28:30
1:28:35

scarcity and deprivation, crime will never go away.

tzmofficial 1:28:36
1:28:39

[incentive]

krusedianna 1:28:40
1:28:45

-If people have access to the necessities of life

tzmofficial 1:28:45
1:28:49

without servitude, debt, barter, trade

oakman2011 1:28:51
1:28:52

they behave very differently.

oakman2011 1:28:52
1:28:57

You want all these things available without a price tag.

tzmofficial 1:28:57
1:29:02

Now then, "you gotta have a price tag, what will motivate people?

tzmofficial 1:29:02
1:29:06

A man gets everything he wants, he'd just lay around in the sun."

oakman2011 1:29:06
1:29:09

This is the myth they perpetuate.

oakman2011 1:29:09
1:29:12

People in our culture are trained to believe

oakman2011 1:29:12
1:29:15

that the monetary system produces incentive.

oakman2011 1:29:15
1:29:19

If they have access to things, why should they want to do anything?

oakman2011 1:29:19
1:29:20

They would lose their incentive.

claudiaheugel 1:29:20
1:29:24

That's what you're taught to support the monetary system.

krusedianna 1:29:24
1:29:27

-When you take money out of the scenario,

oakman2011 1:29:27
1:29:31

there would be different incentives, very different incentives.

krusedianna 1:29:31
1:29:34

-When people have access to the necessities of life,

oakman2011 1:29:35
1:29:36

their incentives change.

oakman2011 1:29:36
1:29:39

What about the moon and the stars?

oakman2011 1:29:39
1:29:41

New incentives arise.

tzmofficial 1:29:41
1:29:43

If you make a painting that you enjoy

cosmic.synergy 1:29:43
1:29:47

you will enjoy giving it to other people, not selling it.

tzmofficial 1:29:48
1:29:50

[education]

krusedianna 1:29:52
1:29:56

-I think most of the education that I've seen today is essentially

oakman2011 1:29:56
1:29:58

producing a person for a job

oakman2011 1:29:58
1:30:01

It's very specialized. They're not generalists.

karolain 1:30:01
1:30:04

People don't know a lot about a lot of different subjects.

tzmofficial 1:30:04
1:30:07

I don't think you could get people to go to war

karolain 1:30:07
1:30:10

if they knew a lot about a lot of things.

tzmofficial 1:30:10
1:30:13

I think education is mostly rote

cigano 1:30:13
1:30:16

and they're not taught how to solve problems.

tzmofficial 1:30:16
1:30:21

They're not given the tools, emotionally or within their own field

karolain 1:30:21
1:30:23

of how to do critical thinking.

krusedianna 1:30:23
1:30:27

In a resource-based economy, the education would be very different.

krusedianna 1:30:27
1:30:31

-Our society's major concern is mental development

karolain 1:30:31
1:30:35

and to motivate each person to their highest potential.

karolain 1:30:35
1:30:36

.

tzmofficial 1:30:36
1:30:40

Because our philosophy is; the smarter people are, the richer the world

karolain 1:30:40
1:30:42

because everybody becomes a contributor.

karolain 1:30:43
1:30:47

The smarter your kids are, the better my life will be.

karolain 1:30:47
1:30:47

.

karolain 1:30:47
1:30:49

Because they'll be contributing more constructively

karolain 1:30:49
1:30:52

to the environment and to my life.

karolain 1:30:52
1:30:56

Because everything that we devise within a resource based economy

cigano 1:30:56
1:30:59

would be applied to society, there would be nothing to hold it back.

cigano 1:30:59
1:31:00

.

tzmofficial 1:31:00
1:31:04

[civilization]

tzmofficial 1:31:04
1:31:08

Patriotism, weapons, armies, navies

karolain 1:31:08
1:31:13

all that is a sign that we're not civilized yet.

karolain 1:31:13
1:31:13

.

karolain 1:31:13
1:31:14

Kids will ask their parents:

tzmofficial 1:31:14
1:31:18

"Didn't you see the necessity of the machines?

tzmofficial 1:31:19
1:31:21

Dad, couldn't you see that war was inevitable

tzmofficial 1:31:22
1:31:25

when you produce scarcity? Isn't it obvious?

karolain 1:31:25
1:31:28

Of course, the kid will understand that you were pinheads,

karolain 1:31:28
1:31:28

.

tzmofficial 1:31:28
1:31:32

raised merely to serve the established institutions.

tzmofficial 1:31:32
1:31:35

We're such an abominable, sick society

karolain 1:31:35
1:31:37

that we won't make the history book.

tzmofficial 1:31:37
1:31:41

They'll just say that large nations took land from smaller nations

karolain 1:31:41
1:31:43

used force and violence.

karolain 1:31:43
1:31:47

You'll get history talked about as corrupt behavior

karolain 1:31:47
1:31:50

all the way along until the beginning of the civilized world.

karolain 1:31:50
1:31:50

.

karolain 1:31:50
1:31:53

That's when all the nations work together.

karolain 1:31:53
1:31:57

World unification, working toward common good

karolain 1:31:57
1:31:59

for all human beings

cigano 1:31:59
1:32:04

and without anyone being subservient to anyone else.

tzmofficial 1:32:04
1:32:08

Without social stratification, whether it be technical elitism

karolain 1:32:08
1:32:08

.

cosmic.synergy 1:32:08
1:32:13

or any other kind of elitism, eradicated from the face of the Earth.

karolain 1:32:13
1:32:13

.

karolain 1:32:13
1:32:18

The "state" does nothing because there is no "state".

cosmic.synergy 1:32:18
1:32:21

Because there is no state...

tzmofficial 1:32:22
1:32:26

The system I advocate, a resource based global economy

karolain 1:32:26
1:32:30

is not perfect, it's just a lot better than what we have.

karolain 1:32:30
1:32:30

.

karolain 1:32:30
1:32:33

We can never achieve perfection.

karolain 1:32:41
1:32:47

"My country is the world... and my religion is to do good."

karolain 1:32:47
1:32:47

.

karolain 1:32:47
1:32:51

- Thomas Paine - 1737-1809

tzmofficial 1:32:51
1:32:53

-The social values of our society

tzmofficial 1:32:53
1:32:56

which has manifested in perpetual warfare, corruption

karolain 1:32:56
1:32:56

.

tzmofficial 1:32:56
1:33:01

oppressive laws, social stratification, irrelevant superstitions

karolain 1:33:01
1:33:01

.

karolain 1:33:01
1:33:01

.

tzmofficial 1:33:01
1:33:03

environmental destruction, and a despotic

tzmofficial 1:33:04
1:33:08

socially indifferent, profit oriented ruling class

karolain 1:33:08
1:33:11

is fundamentally the result of a collective ignorance

karolain 1:33:11
1:33:16

of two of the most basic insights humans can have about reality.

karolain 1:33:16
1:33:21

The emergent and symbiotic aspects of natural law.

tzmofficial 1:33:21
1:33:25

The emergent nature of reality is that all systems

tzmofficial 1:33:25
1:33:29

whether it is knowledge, society, technology

vixi 1:33:29
1:33:32

philosophy or any other creation

karolain 1:33:32
1:33:37

will, when uninhibited, undergo fluid perpetual change.

karolain 1:33:37
1:33:37

.

tzmofficial 1:33:37
1:33:39

What we consider commonplace today

tzmofficial 1:33:39
1:33:42

such as modern communication and transportation

karolain 1:33:42
1:33:46

would have been unimaginable in ancient times.

tzmofficial 1:33:46
1:33:49

Likewise, the future will contain technologies

karolain 1:33:49
1:33:51

realizations and social structures

karolain 1:33:51
1:33:54

that we cannot even fathom in the present.

tzmofficial 1:33:54
1:33:57

We have gone from alchemy to chemistry

tzmofficial 1:33:57
1:34:01

from a geocentric universe to a heliocentric

karolain 1:34:01
1:34:04

from believing that demons were the cause of illness

karolain 1:34:04
1:34:06

to modern medicine.

tzmofficial 1:34:06
1:34:09

This development shows no sign of ending

karolain 1:34:09
1:34:12

and it is this awareness that aligns us and leads us

karolain 1:34:12
1:34:16

on a continuous path to growth and progress.

karolain 1:34:17
1:34:17

.

tzmofficial 1:34:17
1:34:20

Static, empirical knowledge does not exist

karolain 1:34:20
1:34:24

rather it is the insight of the emergence of all systems

karolain 1:34:24
1:34:26

we must recognize.

tzmofficial 1:34:26
1:34:30

This means we must be open to new information at all times

tzmofficial 1:34:30
1:34:33

even if it threatens our current belief system

karolain 1:34:33
1:34:36

and hence, identities.

tzmofficial 1:34:36
1:34:39

Sadly, society today has failed to recognize this

karolain 1:34:39
1:34:43

and the established institutions continue to paralyze growth

karolain 1:34:43
1:34:46

by preserving outdated social structures.

karolain 1:34:47
1:34:50

Simultaneously, the population suffers from a fear of change.

karolain 1:34:51
1:34:54

For their conditioning assumes a static identity

tzmofficial 1:34:54
1:34:56

and challenging one's belief system

karolain 1:34:56
1:34:59

usually results in insult and apprehension.

karolain 1:34:59
1:35:05

For being wrong is erroneously associated with failure.

karolain 1:35:05
1:35:09

When in fact to be proven wrong should be celebrated.

karolain 1:35:09
1:35:12

For it is elevating someone to a new level of understanding,

cigano 1:35:13
1:35:14

furthering awareness.

tzmofficial 1:35:15
1:35:19

The fact is, there is no such thing as a smart human being

cigano 1:35:19
1:35:21

for it is merely a matter of time

cigano 1:35:21
1:35:25

before their ideas are updated, changed or eradicated.

chab 1:35:26
1:35:30

And this tendency to blindly hold on to a belief system,

tzmofficial 1:35:30
1:35:34

sheltering it from new, possibly transforming information

chab 1:35:34
1:35:38

is nothing less than a form of intellectual materialism.

cigano 1:35:39
1:35:42

The monetary system perpetuates this materialism

tzmofficial 1:35:42
1:35:45

not only by its self-preserving structures

tzmofficial 1:35:45
1:35:48

but also through the countless number of people

cigano 1:35:48
1:35:50

who have been conditioned into blindly

tzmofficial 1:35:50
1:35:52

and thoughtlessly upholding these structures

cigano 1:35:52
1:35:57

therefore becoming self-appointed guardians of the status quo.

cigano 1:35:57
1:36:01

Sheep which no longer need a sheep-dog to control them.

cigano 1:36:01
1:36:03

For they control each other

cigano 1:36:04
1:36:07

by ostracizing those who step out of the norm.

cigano 1:36:07
1:36:11

This tendency to resist change and uphold existing institutions

cigano 1:36:11
1:36:11

.

tzmofficial 1:36:11
1:36:15

for the sake of identity, comfort, power and profit

cigano 1:36:15
1:36:15

.

tzmofficial 1:36:15
1:36:17

is completely unsustainable

tzmofficial 1:36:18
1:36:20

and will only produce further imbalance

tzmofficial 1:36:20
1:36:23

fragmentation, distortion, and invariably

cigano 1:36:23
1:36:23

.

cigano 1:36:23
1:36:23

.

chab 1:36:23
1:36:25

destruction.

chab 1:36:27
1:36:29

It's time to change.

tzmofficial 1:36:30
1:36:31

From hunters and gatherers

tzmofficial 1:36:32
1:36:33

to the agricultural revolution

tzmofficial 1:36:34
1:36:35

to the industrial revolution

cigano 1:36:36
1:36:37

the pattern is clear.

cigano 1:36:37
1:36:39

It is time for a new social system

cigano 1:36:39
1:36:43

which reflects the understandings we have today.

cigano 1:36:44
1:36:46

The monetary system is a product of a period of time

cigano 1:36:47
1:36:47

.

cigano 1:36:47
1:36:49

where scarcity was a reality.

cigano 1:36:49
1:36:54

Now, with the age of technology, it is no longer relevant to society.

cigano 1:36:54
1:36:54

.

cigano 1:36:54
1:36:58

Gone with the aberrant behavior it manifests.

cigano 1:36:58
1:37:02

Likewise, dominant world views, such as theistic religion

cigano 1:37:03
1:37:06

operate with the same social irrelevancy.

cigano 1:37:06
1:37:06

.

cigano 1:37:06
1:37:11

Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and all of the others

vixi 1:37:11
1:37:15

exist as barriers to personal and social growth.

cigano 1:37:15
1:37:19

For each group perpetuates a closed world view.

cigano 1:37:19
1:37:22

And this finite understanding that they acknowledge

cigano 1:37:22
1:37:27

is simply not possible in an emergent universe.

cigano 1:37:28
1:37:31

Yet, religion has succeeded in

cigano 1:37:31
1:37:33

shutting down the awareness of this emergence

cosmic.synergy 1:37:33
1:37:38

by instilling the psychological distortion of faith upon its followers.

cigano 1:37:38
1:37:38

.

cigano 1:37:38
1:37:41

Where logic and new information is rejected

cigano 1:37:41
1:37:44

in favor of traditionalized outdated beliefs.

tzmofficial 1:37:46
1:37:48

-The concept of God

cigano 1:37:48
1:37:52

is really a method of accounting for the nature of things.

cigano 1:37:52
1:37:55

In the early days people didn't know enough

cigano 1:37:55
1:37:56

about how things formed,

cigano 1:37:56
1:37:58

how nature worked.

tzmofficial 1:37:58
1:38:01

So they invented their own little stories

cosmic.synergy 1:38:01
1:38:05

and they made god in their own image.

cosmic.synergy 1:38:06
1:38:08

A guy that gets angry

cigano 1:38:08
1:38:12

when people don't behave right, he creates floods and earthquakes

cigano 1:38:12
1:38:12

.

tzmofficial 1:38:13
1:38:15

and they say it's an act of God.

tzmofficial 1:38:16
1:38:19

-A cursory glance at the suppressed history of religion

cigano 1:38:19
1:38:22

reveals that even the foundational myths themselves

cigano 1:38:22
1:38:27

are emergent culminations developed through influence over time.

cigano 1:38:27
1:38:30

For example, a cardinal doctrine of the Christian faith

cigano 1:38:30
1:38:32

is the death and resurrection of Christ.

cigano 1:38:32
1:38:36

This notion is so important that the Bible itself states

tzmofficial 1:38:36
1:38:38

'And if Christ be not risen

tzmofficial 1:38:38
1:38:44

then is our preaching vain and your faith is also vain'.

tzmofficial 1:38:44
1:38:47

Yet it is very difficult to take this account literally

cigano 1:38:47
1:38:49

for not only is there no primary source

cigano 1:38:50
1:38:53

denoting this supernatural event in secular history

cigano 1:38:53
1:38:56

awareness of the enormous number of pre-Christian saviors

cigano 1:38:56
1:38:59

who also died and were resurrected

cigano 1:38:59
1:39:04

immediately puts this story in mythological territory by association.

vixi 1:39:04
1:39:07

Early church figures, such as Tertullian

cigano 1:39:07
1:39:07

.

tzmofficial 1:39:07
1:39:10

went to great lengths to break these associations

cigano 1:39:10
1:39:14

even claiming that the devil caused the similarities to occur.

cigano 1:39:15
1:39:16

Stating in the second century:

tzmofficial 1:39:16
1:39:19

"The devil, whose business is to pervert the truth

cigano 1:39:19
1:39:22

mimics the exact circumstance of the Divine Sacraments.

vixi 1:39:22
1:39:26

He baptizes his believers and promises forgiveness of sins

cigano 1:39:26
1:39:29

he celebrates the oblation of bread

cigano 1:39:29
1:39:31

and brings in the symbol of the resurrection.

tzmofficial 1:39:31
1:39:35

Let us therefore acknowledge the craftiness of the devil

cigano 1:39:35
1:39:39

who copied certain things of those that be Divine."

tzmofficial 1:39:39
1:39:41

What is truly sad however

cigano 1:39:41
1:39:45

is that when we cease the idea that the stories from Christianity

cigano 1:39:45
1:39:47

Judaism, Islam and all the others

tzmofficial 1:39:47
1:39:50

are literal history

tzmofficial 1:39:50
1:39:52

and accept them for what they really are

cigano 1:39:52
1:39:57

which are purely allegorical expressions derived from many faiths

cigano 1:39:57
1:40:01

we see that all religions share a common thread.

cigano 1:40:01
1:40:03

And it is this unifying imperative

cigano 1:40:03
1:40:07

that needs to be recognized and appreciated.

cigano 1:40:08
1:40:11

Religious belief has caused more fragmentation and conflict

oakman2011 1:40:12
1:40:14

than any other ideology.

vixi 1:40:14
1:40:19

Christianity alone has 34,000 different subgroups.

tzmofficial 1:40:20
1:40:23

-The Bible is subject to interpretation.

oakman2011 1:40:23
1:40:25

When you read it, you say

tzmofficial 1:40:25
1:40:28

"I think Jesus meant this. I think Job meant that.

tzmofficial 1:40:28
1:40:30

Oh No! He meant this."

tzmofficial 1:40:30
1:40:34

So you have the Lutheran, the Seventh-day Adventist, the Catholic

oakman2011 1:40:35
1:40:38

and a church divided is no church at all.

cosmic.synergy 1:40:38
1:40:42

And a church divided, is no church at all.

tzmofficial 1:40:45
1:40:47

And this point on division

oakman2011 1:40:47
1:40:51

which is a trademark of all theistic religions,

oakman2011 1:40:51
1:40:53

brings us to our second failure of awareness.

oakman2011 1:40:54
1:40:56

The false assumption of separation

oakman2011 1:40:56
1:41:00

through the rejection of the symbiotic relationship of life.

tzmofficial 1:41:02
1:41:06

Apart from the understanding that all natural systems are emergent

tzmofficial 1:41:06
1:41:09

where all notions of reality will be constantly developed

tzmofficial 1:41:09
1:41:11

altered and even eradicated

tzmofficial 1:41:12
1:41:15

we must also understand that all systems are, in fact

oakman2011 1:41:15
1:41:20

invented fragments, merely for the sake of conversation.

oakman2011 1:41:20
1:41:24

For there is no such thing as independence in nature.

tzmofficial 1:41:24
1:41:29

The whole of nature is a unified system of interdependent variables

oakman2011 1:41:29
1:41:35

each a cause and a reaction, existing only as a concentrated whole.

tzmofficial 1:41:36
1:41:39

-You don't see the plug connected to the environment

cosmic.synergy 1:41:39
1:41:42

so it looks like we're free, wandering around.

cosmic.synergy 1:41:42
1:41:45

Take the oxygen away, we all die immediately.

cosmic.synergy 1:41:45
1:41:47

Take plant life away, we die.

oakman2011 1:41:48
1:41:50

And without the sun, all the plants die.

oakman2011 1:41:50
1:41:51

So we are connected.

tzmofficial 1:41:52
1:41:55

-We really must take into account the totality.

cosmic.synergy 1:41:55
1:41:58

This isn't just a human experience on this planet,

cosmic.synergy 1:41:58
1:41:59

this is a total experience.

oakman2011 1:41:59
1:42:01

And we know we can't survive without plants and animals.

oakman2011 1:42:01
1:42:04

We know we can't survive without the four elements, you know?

oakman2011 1:42:04
1:42:08

And so, when are we gonna really start taking that into account?

oakman2011 1:42:08
1:42:10

That's what it is to be successful.

oakman2011 1:42:10
1:42:14

Success depends on how well we relate to everything around us.

oakman2011 1:42:15
1:42:17

I'm very aware of the fact that my grandson

tzmofficial 1:42:17
1:42:21

cannot possibly hope to inherit a sustainable

oakman2011 1:42:22
1:42:22

.

oakman2011 1:42:22
1:42:24

peaceful, stable, socially just world

oakman2011 1:42:24
1:42:26

unless every child today growing up in

oakman2011 1:42:26
1:42:31

Ethiopia, in Indonesia, in Bolivia, in Palestine, in Israel

oakman2011 1:42:31
1:42:34

also has that same expectation.

tzmofficial 1:42:34
1:42:36

You've got to take care of the whole community

oakman2011 1:42:36
1:42:38

or you're gonna have serious problems.

oakman2011 1:42:38
1:42:42

And now we have to see that the whole world is the community.

oakman2011 1:42:42
1:42:46

And we must all take care of each other that way.

tzmofficial 1:42:46
1:42:48

And it's not just a community of human beings

oakman2011 1:42:48
1:42:51

it's a community of plants and animals and elements.

oakman2011 1:42:51
1:42:54

And we really need to understand that.

oakman2011 1:42:54
1:42:56

That's what's gonna bring us joy too, and pleasure.

oakman2011 1:42:56
1:42:56

.

oakman2011 1:42:56
1:42:59

That's what's missing in our lives right now.

tzmofficial 1:42:59
1:43:02

We can call it spirituality, but the fact of the matter is

oakman2011 1:43:02
1:43:02

.

oakman2011 1:43:02
1:43:06

joy comes from that bliss of connectedness.

oakman2011 1:43:06
1:43:09

That's our god spirit, that's that side of ourselves

oakman2011 1:43:09
1:43:13

that really feels it, and you can feel it deep inside you.

oakman2011 1:43:13
1:43:16

It's this amazing wonderful feeling, and you know it when you get it.

oakman2011 1:43:16
1:43:16

.

oakman2011 1:43:16
1:43:16

.

oakman2011 1:43:16
1:43:20

You don't get it from money, you get it from connection.

oakman2011 1:43:22
1:43:22

.

tzmofficial 1:43:22
1:43:25

-Now if that isn't a hazard to this country.

tzmofficial 1:43:26
1:43:28

How are we gonna keep building nuclear weapons

claudiaheugel 1:43:28
1:43:30

you know what I mean?

claudiaheugel 1:43:31
1:43:33

What's gonna happen to the arms industry

claudiaheugel 1:43:33
1:43:36

when we realize we're all one?

oakman2011 1:43:36
1:43:38

It's gonna fuck up the economy.

oakman2011 1:43:38
1:43:46

The economy that's fake anyway.

oakman2011 1:43:49
1:43:51

Which would be a real bummer.

oakman2011 1:43:51
1:43:54

You can see why the government's crackin' down...

oakman2011 1:43:57
1:44:00

...on the idea of experiencing unconditional love."

oakman2011 1:44:01
1:44:03

"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love

oakman2011 1:44:03
1:44:06

will have the final word in reality."

oakman2011 1:44:07
1:44:10

- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - 1929-1968

tzmofficial 1:44:11
1:44:15

-Once we understand that the integrity of our personal existences

oakman2011 1:44:15
1:44:17

are completely dependent on the integrity

tzmofficial 1:44:17
1:44:20

of everything else in our world

oakman2011 1:44:20
1:44:24

we have truly understood the meaning of unconditional love.

oakman2011 1:44:25
1:44:28

For love is extensionality and seeing everything as you

tzmofficial 1:44:29
1:44:32

and you as everything can have no conditionalities

oakman2011 1:44:32
1:44:36

for in fact, we are all everything at once.

tzmofficial 1:44:36
1:44:38

-If it's true that we're all from the center of a star

tzmofficial 1:44:39
1:44:40

every atom in each of us from the center of a star

cosmic.synergy 1:44:41
1:44:42

then we're all the same thing.

cosmic.synergy 1:44:43
1:44:45

Even a Coke machine or a cigarette butt in the street in Buffalo

cosmic.synergy 1:44:45
1:44:47

is made out of atoms that came from a star.

tzmofficial 1:44:47
1:44:49

They've all been recycled thousands of times

cosmic.synergy 1:44:49
1:44:54

as have you and I. And therefore, it's only me out there.

oakman2011 1:44:54
1:44:56

So what is there to be afraid of?

oakman2011 1:44:56
1:44:58

What is there that needs solace seeking?

oakman2011 1:44:58
1:45:01

Nothing. There's nothing to be afraid of because it's all us.

cigano 1:45:01
1:45:04

The trouble is we have been separated by being born

cigano 1:45:04
1:45:07

and given a name and an identity and being individuated.

cigano 1:45:07
1:45:10

We've been separated from the oneness and that's what religion exploits.

cigano 1:45:10
1:45:10

.

cigano 1:45:10
1:45:14

That people have this yearning to be part of the overall one again.

tzmofficial 1:45:14
1:45:17

So they exploit that. They call it god, they say he has rules

cigano 1:45:17
1:45:19

and I think it's cruel.

cigano 1:45:19
1:45:21

I think you can do it absent religion.

cigano 1:45:22
1:45:25

"An extraterrestrial visitor examining the differences among human societies

tzmofficial 1:45:26
1:45:28

would find those differences trivial compared to the similarities.

cigano 1:45:29
1:45:32

Our lives, our past and our future are tied to the sun, the moon and the stars...

cigano 1:45:32
1:45:37

We humans have seen the atoms which constitute all of nature and the forces that sculpted this work...

cigano 1:45:37
1:45:37

.

cigano 1:45:37
1:45:41

And we, we who embody the local eyes and ears and thoughts and feelings of the cosmos,

tzmofficial 1:45:41
1:45:45

have begun to wonder about our origins...star stuff contemplating the stars

cigano 1:45:45
1:45:45

.

cigano 1:45:45
1:45:48

organized collections of ten billion billion billion atoms,

cigano 1:45:48
1:45:51

contemplating the evolution of nature, tracing that long path

cigano 1:45:51
1:45:54

by which it arrived at consciousness here on the planet earth...

tzmofficial 1:45:54
1:45:57

Our loyalties are to the species and to the planet.

cigano 1:45:57
1:46:00

Our obligation to survive and flourish is owed not just to ourselves

cigano 1:46:00
1:46:03

but also to that cosmos ancient and vast from which we spring.

cigano 1:46:04
1:46:06

We are one species. We are star stuff harvesting star light.

cigano 1:46:07
1:46:08

- Carl Sagan - 1934-1996

tzmofficial 1:46:09
1:46:11

-It's time to claim the unity

cigano 1:46:11
1:46:14

our outmoded social systems have broken apart

cigano 1:46:14
1:46:18

and work together to create a sustainable, global society

cigano 1:46:18
1:46:23

where everyone is taken care of and everyone is truly free.

cigano 1:46:23
1:46:23

.

tzmofficial 1:46:23
1:46:25

Your personal beliefs, whatever they may be

cigano 1:46:25
1:46:29

are meaningless when it comes to the necessities of life.

cigano 1:46:29
1:46:31

Every human being is born naked

cigano 1:46:31
1:46:35

needing warmth, food, water, shelter.

cigano 1:46:35
1:46:37

Everything else is auxiliary.

cigano 1:46:37
1:46:39

Therefore, the most important issue at hand

cigano 1:46:39
1:46:43

is the intelligent management of the Earth's resources.

cigano 1:46:43
1:46:46

This can never be accomplished in a monetary system

cigano 1:46:46
1:46:50

for the pursuit of profit is the pursuit of self interest

cigano 1:46:50
1:46:53

and therefore imbalance is inherent.

tzmofficial 1:46:53
1:46:57

Simultaneously, politicians are useless

vixi 1:46:57
1:47:01

for our true problems in life are technical not political.

tzmofficial 1:47:01
1:47:04

Furthermore, ideologies that separate humanity

cigano 1:47:04
1:47:04

.

cigano 1:47:05
1:47:08

such as religion, need strong reflection in the community

oakman2011 1:47:08
1:47:12

in regard to its value, purpose and social relevancy.

tzmofficial 1:47:12
1:47:14

Hopefully, through time

cosmic.synergy 1:47:14
1:47:17

religion will lose its materialism and basis in superstition

cigano 1:47:18
1:47:21

and move into the useful field of philosophy.

tzmofficial 1:47:21
1:47:24

The fact is, society today is backwards

vixi 1:47:24
1:47:28

with politicians constantly talking about protection and security

cigano 1:47:28
1:47:32

rather than creation, unity and progress.

cigano 1:47:32
1:47:34

The US alone now spends about

vixi 1:47:34
1:47:37

$500 billion dollars annually on defense.

cigano 1:47:37
1:47:41

That is enough to send every high school senior in America

cigano 1:47:41
1:47:43

to a four year college.

cosmic.synergy 1:47:43
1:47:45

In the 1940s the Manhattan Project

cigano 1:47:46
1:47:49

produced the first true weapon of mass destruction.

cigano 1:47:49
1:47:55

This program employed 130,000 people, at an extreme financial cost.

tzmofficial 1:47:55
1:47:59

Imagine what our life would be like today if that group of scientists

tzmofficial 1:48:00
1:48:02

instead of working on a way of killing people

cigano 1:48:03
1:48:07

worked on a way to create a self-sustaining abundant world.

vixi 1:48:07
1:48:13

Life today would be very, very different if that was their goal.

cigano 1:48:13
1:48:13

.

tzmofficial 1:48:13
1:48:16

Instead of weapons of mass destruction

cigano 1:48:16
1:48:20

it is time to unleash something much more powerful.

cigano 1:48:20
1:48:25

Weapons of Mass Creation (WMCs).

cigano 1:48:25
1:48:28

Our true divinity is in our ability to create.

tzmofficial 1:48:28
1:48:32

And armed with the understanding of the symbiotic connections of life

tzmofficial 1:48:32
1:48:36

while being guided by the emergent nature of reality

cigano 1:48:36
1:48:39

there is nothing we cannot do or accomplish.

cigano 1:48:41
1:48:43

Of course, we face strong barriers

cigano 1:48:43
1:48:48

in the form of established power structures that refuse to change.

cigano 1:48:48
1:48:48

.

cigano 1:48:48
1:48:51

At the heart of these structures is the monetary system.

cigano 1:48:51
1:48:54

As explained earlier, the fractional reserve policy

cigano 1:48:54
1:48:56

is a form of slavery through debt

cigano 1:48:56
1:49:00

where it is literally impossible for society to be free.

tzmofficial 1:49:00
1:49:03

In turn, free market capitalism in the form of free trade

cigano 1:49:04
1:49:07

uses debt to imprison the world and manipulate countries

cigano 1:49:07
1:49:12

into subservience to a handful of large business and political powers.

tzmofficial 1:49:12
1:49:14

Apart from these obvious amoralities

cigano 1:49:14
1:49:17

the system itself is based on competition

cigano 1:49:17
1:49:19

which immediately destroys the possibility

cigano 1:49:19
1:49:22

of large scale collaborations for the common good.

cigano 1:49:22
1:49:28

Hence paralyzing any attempt at true global sustainability.

tzmofficial 1:49:29
1:49:33

These financial and corporate structures are now obsolete

cigano 1:49:33
1:49:35

and they must be outgrown.

cigano 1:49:36
1:49:38

Of course, we can not be naive enough to think that

cigano 1:49:38
1:49:41

the business and financial elite are going to subscribe to this idea

cigano 1:49:41
1:49:43

for they will lose power and control.

cosmic.synergy 1:49:43
1:49:48

Therefore, peacefully yet highly strategic action must be taken.

cigano 1:49:48
1:49:50

The most powerful course of action is simple.

cigano 1:49:50
1:49:52

We have to alter our behavior

cigano 1:49:53
1:49:57

to force the power structure to the will of the people.

cigano 1:49:57
1:50:01

We must stop supporting the system.

cigano 1:50:01
1:50:04

The only way the establishment will change

karolain 1:50:04
1:50:08

is by our refusal to participate while continuously acknowledging

oakman2011 1:50:08
1:50:11

its endless flaws and corruptions.