Mike Rivero's Eleventh Marble

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Michael Rivero runs a news aggregation site called whatreallyhappened.com

  • Any five-year old boy knows that if you put ten marbles into a tin can, you can only take ten marbles back out. Global bankers operate on the belief that they can put ten marbles (dollars) into a tin can (the world) and magically get 11 marbles back out. Thus, the bankers are dumber than five-year old boys! But unlike five-year old boys, the bankers will take your home, your business, and your nation when they don't get that eleventh marble! And after all that mayhem brought down on the occupants of the tin can there still will be no eleventh marble. It does not exist. It never did, and it never will. That is the ultimate doom of debt-based currency systems. In ages to come economists will look back at this failed experiment in debt-based currency and dump it into the same category of human stupidity as Tulip mania and the Great South Seas Company.
  • The Global Economy is a boat with ten holes in the bottom and only five corks, and all the bailouts accomplish is to yank a cork from one hole and pound it into another in front of the press cameras while the wielder of the hammer proclaims, 'I am doing something about the problem!'
  • The common enemy of all mankind are private central banks issuing all of the public currency as a loan at interest, a system that by design leads to massive debt, enslavement, and world wars.
  • The same sort of blind faith that tricked people into accepting rule by divine right and rule by chattel ownership of your person (slavery) is what tricks people into accepting rule by artificially created debt. It is time to stop believing in your own prison. None of these systems are legitimate forms of governance. They are all very clever forms of slavery.
  • Shutting down the IRS for the "Fair Tax" or a sales tax, but leaving the Federal Reserve intact is like telling Blackbeard to dump one crew of pirates for another and hoping things get better.
  • The Federal Reserve is a system that creates money out of thin air to loan to the people, but refuses to allow the people to create money out of thin air to pay them back!
  • It is impossible to 'earn' interest without creating poverty.
  • Bailout: Taking a trillion dollars from the people and giving it to the banks so the banks can loan it back to the people, at interest!
  • Fixing the US Government debt crisis by raising the debt ceiling is like trying to cure alcoholism with a bottle of scotch!
  • If you program a computer to solve the square root of two, it will keep working at the problem until it runs out of resources and crashes. The smartest computer in the world is not intelligent enough to recognize futility; that some problems cannot be solved and that the best thing to do is quit before you destroy yourself. Americans have been given a problem with no final solution; to repay the debt of a financial system that by design creates more debt than money. We can either keep working at that problem as commanded by our rulers until we run out of resources and crash, or we can exercise our intelligence, recognize the futility, and quit trying to complete a task which is by design impossible to complete.
  • Borrowing more money to solve the debt crisis is like drinking a bottle of scotch to solve inebriation.
  • Allowing bankers to control the nation's economy makes as much sense as allowing drug addicts to control the nation's pharmacies! Inevitably, all the ills of the nation end up being treated with placebos.
  • To default or not to default? History gives us a perspective here. When empires fall, hell is unleashed for the emperor and his court, but life tends to get better for the masses whose slavery was the foundation for the empires' riches. I think that outside the halls of banking and power that life would actually get better were the money-junkies and their debt-based currencies to collapse. Certainly the headlong rush into a new World War would falter and I for one will gladly trade a piece of colored cloth on the wall for an era of renewed peace and commerce in which a man may keep what he makes for himself.
  • The question Americans should be asking is not whether to raise the debt ceiling, but rather why the Federal Government, which is authorized by the Constitution to create and issue interest-free money, instead borrows that money at interest from a privately owned central bank, thereby plunging future generations into debt slavery to that bank? THAT is the real question Americans should be asking!
  • The bankers create money out of thin air to loan to you at interest, yet forbid you from creating money out of thin air to pay them back!