The treason of the intellectuals

The Treason of the Intellectuals

October 9, 2022

Emanuel Pastreich

The opportunity that I had to study at Yale College as an undergraduate and later at Harvard University for my Ph.D., the chance I had to wander among the gothic buildings, to imbibe confidence and purpose, and to learn to think, learn how things work, from distinguished scholars, was a point of stubborn pride for me when I started my career as a professor, but that legacy had devolved into a nightmare, into a travesty.

I watched up close how the thoughtful and insightful men and women who were my classmates at Yale and Harvard, who were my colleagues as a professor, responded to the horrific institutional decay of the United States over the past two decades. Sadly, although I remember fondly the moments of deep insight and kind exchanges of those good old days, I observed how they, as intellectuals, as lawyers, doctors, engineers, executives, professors and government officials, how they betrayed their fellow citizens and buried the wisdom they had obtained at those temples of learning deep in the excrement of fraud and hypocrisy.

You see, they forgot that the entire point of that elite education they had received. It was not supposed to be something you boasted about, or that you possessed like a yacht or a racehorse, a special key that got you into the club. No! That sort of thinking is the outgrowth of deep moral decay.

That education was a privilege alright, but one that brought with it an absolute obligation to serve society, to stand up bravely for the interests of the nation, and above all for the interests of those who have not had the opportunity to learn how the system works, to study about science and technology, about foreign lands and ancient things.

That is right, you were given special tools that few had access to. They were given to you so that you could use them, use them to help society, especially in times of need, in times of crisis.

And yes, that moment of crisis inevitably came. The 2000 election came, a moment when the entire federal government was taken over by multinational corporations and a handful of the wealthy. I looked around and my colleagues and friends acted as if nothing had happened. They took the fictions of the New York Times as their gospel and clung ever tighter to their privileges.

Then came the collapse of the twin towers, the last card in the Tarot deck, a modern miracle that belongs the Book of Revelations. In other words, a massive fraud that any high school student who has taken a semester of physics could see through.

And yet again, my colleagues from Yale and Harvard were silent; in many cases, they appeared at think tank seminars, on television, to promote this blatant fiction, and to use it as a justification for endless foreign wars, for the transfer of wealth to the billionaires.

It was, sadly, nothing other than the treason of the intellectuals.

I know that the billionaires were ultimately behind this, using their pawns and pets, but if the intellectuals, the upstanding members of society who have the specialized knowledge, the ability to write effectively, and the confidence to use those skills, if they had not sided with the establishment, if they had asked the most basic questions, the drive for war into Afghanistan, into Iraq, into Syria, and into another dozen nations, ending at the doorsteps of Russia and China, that downwards spiral could never have started.

And then there I was again, in January of 2020, right there in Washington DC, watching in amazement as the utterly contrived and unconvincing COVID-19 pandemic was rolled out for mass consumption. I knew that my colleagues were smart enough to see through that circus from the start, but almost without exception, they bought into the farce with enthusiasm, with pride and glee.  

Some of them with medical expertise lent their credentials to this sinister operation.

I am an extremely limited man and I cannot claim any remarkable achievements, but I can say that it was obvious to me that the 2000 election, the 9.11 attacks, and the drive for war with Afghanistan and Iraq were a fraud and I spoke openly, and unambiguously, about these crimes at that moment.

I felt that it was my obligation as an educated American. It was, in a sense, the entire purpose of the education I had received.

My efforts, my dismissal from my job, and how I was forced out of the country, remain taboo topics for my colleagues from Yale and Harvard. Mentioning what was done to me, and to others like me, for opposing the COVID-19 fraud is also a no-no in the best of circles.

Let me say, dear colleagues, that I was also at fault. I did not do enough, especially to engage working people, and I overestimated my own capacity to effect change. I was limited by the subtle arrogance of the Ivy League I had imbibed and it took me two decades to relearn.

That is my confession, my apology, and my pledge to do better.

Now, dear colleagues, it is your turn. Admit to yourself, and to those around you, that you wrong, that you betrayed the trust placed in you by society, by those around you who did not receive such illustrious educations, when you played stupid in the face of the 2000 elections, the 9.11 incident, the drive for world war starting in Afghanistan, and finally the operation COVID-19 pandemic.

We can be forgiving of your mistakes, but only if you are ready to ask for forgiveness.

We are waiting now, for your answers, for your pledges, and for your actions. We hope you will make proper use of the educations that you have received at this moment of national crisis.


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Rethinking the second amendment

Rethinking the second amendment

Emanuel Pastreich

President (acting)

USPROVGOV

October 5, 2022

As we struggle to bring Americans together from across the political spectrum, to form substantial and committed institutions that will support the battle for freedom and equality, the struggle against slavery and corporate governance by the billionaires, the Second Amendment of the Constitution, the right to bear arms, keeps coming up as a point of contention, of division, in our discussions.

Although there are real differences of opinion, some based on profound philosophical divergences, the crux of the issue has been intentionally obscured by the corporate powers who have manipulated the public for their own benefit and who block any serious debate about the nature of this amendment to the Constitution from seeing the light of day.

We are drowned in incomplete arguments on all sides about the Second amendment that mislead us and that confuse us.

On the one hand, we have those (largely, but not exclusively, people we call progressives) who point to the horrific levels of gun violence in the United States, and who compare the number of gun deaths in the United States with those in just about any other country, thus demonstrating that the United States has a run-away problem with guns. They then suggest that this problem originates with the Second Amendment which the conservatives have misinterpreted as giving the citizen a carte blanche to possess weapons and to use them.

This side of the debate advocates strict regulations on the possession of guns as Federal policy as the best way to end this nightmare.

On the other hand, we have those, for the most referred to as conservatives, who hold that citizens have the right to bear arms as guaranteed by the Constitution, and who hold that 1) if firearms are made illegal then only criminals will have firearms; 2) arming of the citizens is necessary to resist the tyranny of the government.

Both sides of this argument have been distorted and misused by powerful corporate interests who control the message that is put out in the media and who create needless conflicts and unnecessary misunderstandings as part of their strategy of confusion.

That is no surprise. The corporate sponsors of these defending the right of the citizens to bear arms and of those calling for its restriction have their own agendas.

Part of that agenda is forcing citizens to support either the Republican Party or the Democratic Party in order to move forward. This intentional misdirection of political power towards the whores of the corporations is a big business in itself. But corporations have other reasons for wanting to create this conflict, and to encourage it, as I will detail below.

Let me also tell you how I feel about the Second Amendment. I felt that the unlimited sales of firearms and the culture of guns had created untold tragedy in the United States and that the mindless loyalty of certain Americans to the broad interpretation of the Second Amendment was responsible for this sad state of affairs. I supported gun control measures and also wanted to end of the glorification of gun culture (which I still do).

The growing institutional and political chaos that I witnessed in the United States over the last twenty years, however, which has taken an ominous turn for the worse over the last two years, led me to reconsider the Second Amendment. I came to realize that the steady state of accountable governance in the United States was far from certain and that the tyranny that the founders of the United States feared is now knocking at the door.    

It is necessary to have local militias in place to defend us against a rotten Federal Government possessed by the globalists, the minutemen of our age. The Federal Government that played a vital role in the fight against slavery under Lincoln, in the fight against fascism under Roosevelt, and in the fight against racial discrimination under Truman and Kennedy has vanished and in its place stands a lumbering monster, supported by multinational investment banks, military contractors, real estate speculators, and energy monopolies, a monster that is leading us to our doom.

There are quite a few good people still left in that Federal Government, but the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and local and state police have been deeply corrupted as the institutions of the United States decayed following the 9.11 incident, COVID19, and other on-going crimes.

Let us read the Second Amendment, and read it carefully. None of those talking heads, branded “progressive” or “conservative,” actually does so.

I am not reading the Second Amendment for you because I assume it is sacred, or because I assume the Constitution is perfect.

Rather, just as was the case in 1860, it is critical in this moment of chaos that we start from our philosophical and moral foundations. The Constitution forms common ground and it defines what is, and what is not, government. Interpreting the Constitution in a manner that addresses the current crisis is the best way to form consensus. It does not mean that we cannot modify the Constitution, or the Second Amendment, in the future.

“A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

Like psalms, so much meaning is compressed in this short phrase.

The emphasis of the passage is not on the right of anyone to own any weapon and shoot it off at will for his or her pleasure. The right of the citizen to “keep and bear,” to own and to employ, arms is protected in that it is related to a larger, more critical, project.

The violence porn, gun worship, and the horrific promotion of violence in the media that has encouraged such broad ownership and use of firearms is not a product of the second amendment. It is a byproduct of the military industrial complex and the cult of war promoted in a decadent empire.

The fortunes made by the gun manufactures who sprinkle money on the National Rifle Association to promote a reckless vision of the American dream are the result of the pursuit of profit at the expense of the citizen.

Let us read that text again.

“A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

The first part is clearly the primary clause that necessitates the right to keep and bear arms mentioned in the second part.

“A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state” resonates for us in this age of chaos.

There are three elements missing in the United States of America today that are mentioned therein. Let us consider each one.

The first is “a well-regulated militia.”  

The current militia, the military, is an unregulated monster that has merged with criminal forces around the world and has devolved into a mercenary power which strives to extract wealth for the rich and powerful through the use of force, and to generate revenue through the sale of weapons, the enforcement of sanctions, and other services for pay.

Such a “militia” is not well regulated; it is suicidal.

The second word is “security.” The current military, industrial, financial, intelligence, medical, trade complex has nothing to do with security for the citizens of our nation. Of course there are groups in the military who are serious about security, who remain loyal to the Constitution and to the people of our nation. But they are not the dominant force.

We need a system for national and regional security that is focused on real security, not threats made up for profit. If we do not have such a system, then the current military is a clear and present danger in that it grants multinational criminal operations access to the full range of weapons, starting with mass psychological manipulation, while the citizens are left unarmed.

The third phrase is “a free state.”

It would be hard to call the current government of the United States, a toy of multinational corporations and billionaires, a “free state.” For that reason alone, addressing the question of who will have the right to bear arms is pressing.

We are looking at a collapsing empire with a military out of control. There is no republic left—although one could be established again.

To promote guns and the culture of guns for profit, either profits for gun manufacturers or for police and private security corporations, is horrible and must be stopped.

On the other hand, to leave the citizens unarmed if they face a predatory Federal government is also unacceptable.

The stress in the second amendment falls on keeping the military accountable to the people, and not on the sale of weapons to citizens for profit.

Thus, our primary concern must be with getting back to a democratic, participatory, and transparent system for security that includes the citizens and that assures that a tyranny cannot emerge from the military or from the police, one taken over by private interests, one that uses the state’s weapons to oppress the citizens of the nation, the citizens with whom sovereignty rests.

The answer is to end the mercenary military.

We should not be so naïve as to think that eternal peace is possible. Militias and police are necessary. But standing armies that are not composed of the citizens doing their service, but of men and women who are paid to fight, forced to fight to survive economically, who report to generals who then report to corporate CEOs, such armies are threat to us all.

We must create an accountable military that is linked to us, the citizens, at the local level. If the government is to exercise deadly force, then citizens must know what those weapons are and how they are used.

If deadly force is used, it should be used by trained citizens who are trusted by their neighbors, and not by strangers who are distant from us.

But what if there is a war? You ask.

First, note that the United States is full of weapons at every level that are held in a non-transparent manner by government agencies whose actions are classified so as to make them unaccountable.

That unaccountable military and police are already at war with us.

The next war may not be like the wars we prepared for. It may be a world war, or a civil war, or something hybrid, a matching of likes with likes around the world.

That could mean that you, the citizen, must be armed and ready to defend yourself.

I think that it was such a crisis that the founding fathers imagined back then. They did not adhere to the cult of guns, the sick culture that surrounds weapons today. But they knew that no political system will be stable forever and it is a mistake to have the state in control of all forms of deadly force.

It is also clear that many of the efforts to promote gun control in recent days are fundamentally different from what came before.

Today much of gun control legislation is not about reducing the deaths from gun violence, but rather about extending the authority of the Federal government to do whatever it pleases to citizens without accountability. I watched, sadly, this shift over the last twenty years.

We need to simultaneously combat the sick culture of guns and to reduce the number of guns on the street while at the same time raising the understanding of weapons on the part of citizens, and creating a military that is participatory and that is run by citizens, one committed to the long-term interests of our nation. We need citizens who can handle weapons and who can participate in the local militia while condemning the cult of guns, while being committed to peace.

There will be no room for military contractors, for investment banks, or for the promoters of the cult of guns in such a vision for our country.

USPROVGOV Organize your Neighborhood in response to the impending assault

UNITED STATES PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT

URGENT DIRECTIVE

ORGANIZE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD AS A SUSTAINABLE AND SAFE COMMUNITY THAT WILL SERVE AS THE FOUNDATION FOR A NEW NATION IN RESPONSE TO THE CURRENT ASSAULT

OCTOBER 3, 2022

The decision of the Russian Federation to annex the Dombas region of the Ukraine, combined with the decision of the Ukraine to apply for membership in NATO, and for elements in the United Nations and other intergovernmental organizations to support this haphazard, dangerous and thoughtless action, has brought us to the edge of nuclear war, or at least that it’s the impression we are given.

We will not know the true story for decades. And although we are being fed multiple false, or incomplete, narratives, it is entirely possible that the globalists intend to use the threat of nuclear war as a means to enforce a new form of totalitarian governance everywhere that goes far beyond the COVID19 reign of terror. 

They may be cooperating with those who are branded as nationalists, or branded anti-globalists, cardboard messiahs like Trump or Putin, all working together to create a world on the edge, a world where anything goes.

Whatever performance the globalists and nationalists may put on to frighten us, the corporations and militaries around the world are playing footsie with each other: enemies at one level, silent partners at another.

They all know that once Russia and NATO move to a war economy, and a war command structure, the United States, and most every nation, will be drawn in and everything will be shut down.

At the same, Putin and Biden may be playing a game, and maybe their friends at the World Economic Forum told them that everything is under control. But once the military command system is put into play, it works like clockwork. Nuclear war may come in a few hours, even if the masterminds never intended it.

It may be a matter of days, weeks or months, but the system for governance, logistics, transportation, food and energy supplies, information (journalism) and education, medical treatment, even housing and clothing, will break down.    

The last seventy years of easy living, of dependency on a money economy, of reliance on the Federal government and multinational corporations, has left most of us without the ability to produce food, clothing, furniture, or much of anything at all, on our own.

The current collapse, with or without world war, will be far worse than the fall of the Soviet Union.

Trust no one, but start to build relations of profound trust. Start with your family, extend a hand to your neighbors, and reach out bravely to like-minded people across the nation.

First and foremost, we must abandon all the false narratives about cardboard messiahs saving us that the corporate media has planted in our heads—and much of the alternative media that we rely on is also, ultimately, corporate.

We must rebuild the government from ground up. It is so corrupt, so broken, so contradictory, and so suicidal that in its present form it cannot lead us anywhere but towards the grave.

Putting a nice guy at the top, even if that were possible, will not stop this death march.

The only option is to create a legitimate government from the bottom up; we must start from your family members, from your neighbors, from your local government and only then work our way up. Once we control our own minds, our own families, and we are able to make our own decisions without being fed the mind-numbing trash, flavored conservative or progressive, called news, then we can build a real government, a real economy, and a real culture that grows from the people, and that has nothing to do with supercomputers or multinational investment banks.  

This directive is meant to instruct you as to what you need to do now in coordination with the US Provisional Government so as to prepare for the initial shock and awe.

This directive is meant to start the process of organizing, beginning with your family, to create sustainable local communities that can supply food, water, housing, and other necessities in the face of systemic breakdown.

We will not be able to assist you during the initial stage; we can only offer directives. However, that approach is preferable as self-sufficiency is the only manner in which we can restore legitimate governance.

We will need entirely new systems that are run in a transparent manner by the people—with no global capital involved, for food production, water supply, energy supply, distribution, information and education, and housing.

Remember, there will not be a real government until you and your neighbors build one with your own hands. That “government” that you see out there today has become a criminal syndicate; it is not a government any more.

We have been offered a false choice by the bankers. They say we most chose between the government and the private sector. That false choice is the same in Washington and Paris, in Berlin and Moscow, in Tokyo and Beijing. That “private sector” means global capital, the banks and corporations, that run this broken system.

That is to say that the private sector is the same as the government but worse. The private sector is run by the rich in a totalitarian manner for their own benefit.

Rebuilding government means making it clear that the relationship must be between the government and the people, the community, to which the government is ultimately responsible.

What will happen next

A partial shutdown of the economy and of the functions of government, civil society and business is already in effect. That is only the beginning. Plans are in place for a complete shutdown, perhaps using the threat of nuclear war, or some other catastrophe, as an excuse to push through martial law, to isolate the citizens, to allow corporations to completely control all means of finance, production, distribution and sales, and to create complete dependency on government and on multinational corporations for the basics of life.  

Basic principles

Attitude is essential. We must be spiritually and psychologically strong and we must overcome fear, irrational fear of the unknown. They will use hyped-up fear, terror, as the tool to control us—as they already have done with numerous fake school shootings, contrived racial attacks, and other incidents intended to convince us that the enemy is our neighbor who has different habits, and not the rich who wish to destroy us all. Divide, rule, and destroy is not just a strategy, it is now the only strategy.

We must quickly establish a healthy culture, which means overcoming the negative popular culture forced on us by the corporations, notably, the cult of the self, narcissism, the throw-away culture of consumption and waste, and the trap of emotional manipulation through gender and ethnic branding that is meant to destroy our personal autonomy.   

That means a return to real values, real love, real family, and real responsibility to the community. It means moving away from the individual as the focus and embracing values like frugality and honesty.

We must look out for our families first as we prepare for a total systemic collapse. At the same time, we must have a strong sense of community so that we are ready to help each other, and to take risks for each other, when the situation demands it.

If we try to just save ourselves, we will not survive.

We need to identify who has what skills in our neighborhood, and what his or her role will be when the system breaks down.

Who has skills as a farmer, a doctor, a negotiator, a teacher, an organizer, a carpenter, a moral leader, etc.? Money is not the important factor in making these plans because money can very quickly have little value if the authority of public institutions dissolves, or if banks are shut down.

Having money in cash may be valuable, but it may be even better to buy things necessary for survival. Do so in coordination with others so we do not duplicate everything.

There should be two parts of our response which must undertaken simultaneously. First there must be an immediate response to the shutdown: stockpiling food and supplies, purchasing tools and objects with real value, and forming plans with friends and neighbors for how we can pool resources, reduce waste, change habits, and form a community quickly.

Second, we need a long-term program for sustainable agriculture, creating local manufacturing, and forming communities that are self-sufficient, communities wherein the means of production, distribution and consumption are controlled by the people in a democratic manner, much in the sense envisioned in the United States at the time of the signing of the Constitution. When everything else collapses, those local groups will become everything.

Self-sufficiency over months and years will require a major shift in our thinking about ourselves and our community. They will take time and careful planning. That part is not simply about surviving on food you have hoarded. Hoarding in itself will not protect you if everyone is a hoarder. We need a community.  

The biggest challenge will be talking with your family about the crisis honestly and making a plan together. If you can do that, you are already halfway to the solution.

Next, snap out of denial! Overcome your shyness and start to discuss these matters seriously with your neighbors. The culture fed to us by television and movies encourages in us an obsession with personal needs and discourages the building a community. This poisonous culture must be exposed and driven out.

What you need to know:

The SAT test never asks you how to make water potable, how to create your own compost for your garden, which local plants are edible, or how to raise chickens. That is no accident. The multinational corporations want you to be dependent on what they supply and lacking in self-sufficiency. They are counting on this crash to bring you to your knees.

There are various manuals that can be bought, or downloaded, that can teach you how to compost, to farm, to raise animals, to purify water, to build your own home or furniture, to sew clothes, etc. Get these materials and study them. See how you can reduce your expenses through self-sufficiency rather than scrambling to get more money.

Money may disappear, or it may be reduced to digital currencies that can be cancelled, or made conditional, at any time. Barter and trust are critical to create economies that are not dependent on money. Eventually we can establish our own revolutionary currency based on real value.

We have been suckered into dependency on fossil fuels that are destructive to the environment through a long process over one hundred years. Reducing the use of energy, unnecessary travel, and other wasteful behavior can be transformative. Sharing resources, and working to create water mills, install good old fashioned wind mills, set up solar energy (and the best form of solar energy is using the sun to grow plants we eat), and manual labor will make us stronger and more independent.

That means learning new skills—actually old skills—and it means rejecting the growth cult. Build houses that will last for a hundred years, weave pants that will last for fifty years, and you will find that we do not need that much, that we are free for the first time. Teach yourself and your children to read, and to talk about the deep truths in the great books, and you will be liberated.

We must create our own logistics and distribution systems that are independent of the current import, logistics, distribution, sales monopoly run by multinational corporations. Breaking the control of global finance on what we buy is critical for survival.

We need to create our own networks to get out reliable news and analysis to family, friends, and neighbors. If necessary it can be done by word of mouth, printed documents, even hand-written notes. In some cases, the internet can be an effective medium, but increasingly the Internet is not our friend and if there is no electricity, there will be no Internet.

We need to teach our own children, and our neighbors’ children, and to teach ourselves, through a new educational system that is based in science and in ethical principles that go beyond the culture of narcissism.  

Local governance based on the Constitution, and the great moral teachings of the past, one that involves citizens gathering to resolve difficult issues through meaningful debate and transparent policy proposals, will be critical.

We must deal with difficult questions like ownership. Obviously the land bought up by multinational corporations with fake money does not belong to them. But we must have a consistent policy concerning how that land is owned and administered, how it is farmed and how the food produced is shared. The banks and corporations clearly do not have any legitimate claim of ownership but we must set up logical and just definitions of what possession means to avoid chaos.

That process will require us to face the massive class conflicts that haunt our country, conflicts between us, conflicts and contradictions that have been covered over with identity politics by the left and with the hyping issues like illegal immigration by the right.

The problem of security

The fake declaration that a nuclear war has started may be accompanied by the use of 5G, or robots and drones, to attack citizens. These are real threats from within and we must be prepared.

The dangers of a shock and awe attack meant to completely demoralize and confuse us are high—but every one of these threats can be responded to if we are level headed, organized and committed to the cause.

It is a sad fact of history that we are always preparing to fight the last war. This next war will play out according to unfamiliar rules. The principles of war, however, are unchanging.

Safety first! But it is a mistake to start swinging your sword if you do not know who your enemy is.

Our enemies have gone to great length to cover their tracks, to hide behind those cardboard messiahs.

Let us start with our food, our water, our soil, and our air.

We will need to establish our own systems to assess the quality of air, of soil, of food, and of water, without relying on corporate or government controlled organizations. We must defend the quality of air and water because they are essential to life and they are under attack.

At the beginning, we cannot shoot down the planes engaged in geoengineering; we cannot stop low-orbit military satellites.

Yet, do not despair!

If we build up our network from the bottom up, one based on mutual support and mutual respect, eventually we will be able to reach to the heavens.  

We must take down all the 5G towers that are used to assault our bodies, and our minds, using electromagnetic radiation. As those 5G networks are supposedly private property owned by Verizon, ATT, or others, this operation requires preparation. We need to explain to citizens, and to anyone who asks, or who challenges us, why the money used to build those towers was fake and why the organizations running 5G networks are criminal syndicates working to destroy us.

Such arguments will be difficult at first, but I have complete confidence that as things get worse, those arguments will eventually carry the day. Go forth with confidence.

Attacks by drones and robots are also entirely possible, especially if martial law is declared in response to a nuclear war, real or fabricated. There are ways to defend ourselves against these weapons, and to dismantle them. The first step is to talk with each other honestly and to start brainstorming.

The military, the intelligence community, and the police

It is a sad fact that the collapse of our civilization, and the profound corruption that has spread through all parts of the body politic, have rendered the organizations that are supposed to be concerned with safety and security as criminal syndicates that use their authority and supposed legitimacy to push through projects that benefit the few by destroying us.

Many an honest military officer, or police officer, has been destroyed in secret by the globalists, or forced to do terrible things in response to horrible threats.

The situation seems overwhelming, but it is far from hopeless. We have faced such challenges before in human history and once a serious discussion starts outside of banal consumer culture, real leaders with real solutions will emerge.

We have complete faith that a way forward will become manifest once we know the truth and that truth sets us free.

If you are a member of the police, of the military, or of intelligence, a man or woman who has a conscience, who cares about the Constitution and the rule of law, who is concerned about whether your children will survive, please allow me to make a suggestion.

Look around and see if you can identify others who have similar concerns. See if you can form a space in which you can speak with colleagues honestly, and assess what is going on accurately, a space wherein you can discuss what needs to be done. If you can create such a space, you have made tremendous progress.

Do not be concerned about whether it is two people, or a hundred people. Numbers are not important at this moment.

If you must take action that seems ineffective, do not be discouraged. Every single act of resistance, every effort to dismantle the rule of our nation by global capital, makes a real difference, even if it is not immediately visible.

Your historic contributions may not be recognized for decades. That is how history works. Those seeking immediate fame and glory are not to be trusted.

We must work for the country, for our children, but also for the children of others.

Your training in security matters is not so valuable in a government run by billionaires. You are slated for destruction sooner or later. There can be no doubt about that.

But among the citizens, your understanding could be a matter of life and death. You are desperately needed by the nation.

Finally, the United States of America is founded on the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. If the government rejects that contract between the people and the institutions empowered to use force, to effect the economy, then it is no longer a “government” but rather a criminal syndicate. If we are loyal to the people, follow the word and the spirit of the Constitution, are ethical in accord with natural law, we are the government, even if we are but a handful of people.

Our influence will expand exponentially as the crisis enters the next stage.

Back to the citizens of our nation.

Please contact the United States Provisional Government at any time if you have questions or suggestions. You are the ones who will lead and I have complete confidence that real leaders will emerge. They will not come from Harvard or Google. They may come from humble backgrounds, but they will be remarkable in every sense. What happens to me is totally, totally unimportant.

The United States Provisional Government is not here to offer you a service. That undemocratic concept of government as a service was promoted by corporations as a means of enslaving us.

We are here to help you organize into a community that will serve the role of governance from the ground up. The age of dependency on the Federal Government and on multinational corporations is over.

What was COVID 19?

What was COVID19?

Emanuel Pastreich

September 23, 2022

As we survey the wreckage that was our civilization, as we are pushed and shoved by our fellow citizens now reduced to waves and waves of the zombie apocalypse, we are forced to ask ourselves the big question. We see how friends and family remain in denial about this vaccine war, about World War V. We see silent mothers walking with limping children through a fog of denial. We forced to ask ourselves what exactly was this COVID 19?

The answer is as clear as it is damning. COVID 19 was like the fall of the Roman empire, but run at hyper-speed on a bank of supercomputers and broadcast over 5G.

Covid 19 was a pandemic of cowardice, a pandemic of hypocrisy, a pandemic of ignorance and decadence, a pandemic of collaboration, a pandemic of horrific betrayal; in a nutshell, COVID 19 was a pandemic of evil that makes the blood run cold.

民有、民享、民治的革命性美元

民有、民享、民治的革命性美元

钱,并不神秘

第四部分

要阻止他们通过货币的秘密贬值、利用已经沦为富豪代理人的美联储和财政部来暗中接管美国经济乃至全球经济,我们必须树立信心、鼓起勇气、提出对策,同时宣布基于超级富豪“公私合作关系”的货币政策不仅非法,而且邪恶至极。

富豪阶层会使用各种伎俩来愚弄我们,诱使我们接受他们精心打造的虚假偶像,哄骗我们为特洛伊木马一般的数字货币大开方便之门——正如我们曾经收迫接受新冠支付系统,从而不得不对违宪政府,对属于跨国私人股本公司的美国,对只为少数人受益而奉行机密宪法的美国依赖至深。

制造伪币、却将其称之为我们的货币,此举无异于制假——即使行此勾当的,是由西装革履的绅士开办、在华尔街设有豪华办公室的一家家公司。

哪怕有政府机构的轻薄幌子做遮掩,这一行为本身也足以构成逮捕涉事银行之股东(不仅是它们的CEO)、没收其资产的理由。

然而我们要按部就班、循序渐进。

我们必须面对现实,抛开幻想,认清美国的现状。

在鼓足勇气、付诸行动之后,我们便会得出一个可悲的结论:美国的行政及立法部门已被彻底接管,通过游说和抗议来表达我们对银行金钱统治的不满并不足以引领我们走向解放。

不会。首先,我们必须建立自己的货币体系,令其成为生产型(而非投机型)道义(而非剥削性)经济系统的基石。该经济系统要遵循宪法和自然法则,不受恶毒的美联储制约,为我们铺设一条远离前方奴隶制的全新道路。

我们必须发起革命性的货币变革。渐进式改良已不再可行。然而这场变革必须要以唤起民众的良知为原则,万万不可招引整日在我们门口狂吠的战祸之犬。

可实现美元革命性变革的五个简单步骤

1)

面向民众开展金钱教育

经济学是伪科学中最为腐败、因受刻意塑造而变得最为语焉不详的学科。一群“权威人士”将其玩弄于股掌之间,把亿万富豪对我们经济的有意破坏归结为科学。他们称恶性通胀与生产过剩再正常不过,无异于雨雪;他们表示提高、降低利率,送钱给跨国企业是普通民众疾苦的纾解之道。

我们的孩子从上小学时起便被可怕的谎言蒙蔽。学校告诉他们,未来的毁灭完全由不可抗力所导致,是暂时挫折的副产品;而实际上,撕毁他们的梦想恰恰是权贵阶层的明确目标。

我们抵抗行动的第一步,是教育民众,让他们知道经济的真正本质和运行原理。

我们必须走上大街,挨家挨户地以富有逻辑性、科学性的方式为他们耐心解释耸人听闻的报纸头条背后有何玄机。

无需超级富豪们提供给哈佛商学院和《经济学人》杂志的丰厚馈赠,行人们便可了解经济系统如何运作、金钱怎样为富豪而生,以及他们是如何为奴役我们而逼迫我们身陷债务的。

我们必须将数字货币、股市、金融衍生产品和其他骗局背后的真相告诉他们,让他们清楚这些人为炮制出的“增长指标”其实与我们的经济毫无关联。

我们必须让民众了解银行是怎样凭空印钱的,告知他们数字货币和加密货币不过是旨在引诱他们向无情人工智能交出自己最后几缕所有权的陷阱。

民众必须明白,数字货币根本不是钱,而是不负责任的势力为他们打的白条,对方可以随时因“行为不当”等理由或者无缘无故地将其作废。

他们必须懂得,数字货币的价值完全由归跨国企业所有的计算机银行决定。换而言之,这种“货币”无异于大规模杀伤性武器。

2)

打击受跨国银行所控的法定货币,推出革命性美元

美元系统一旦崩溃,我们——蓝领、白领,男人、女人。黑人、白人,有可能也会受到拖累,然而主流媒体还在煽动种族和身份冲突,妄图挑拨离间、让我们自相残杀。

正如其他国家必须摆脱由美元主导的经济系统一样,美国的民众也要宣布抛弃这条由银行家驾驶的泰坦尼克巨轮。

我们要以《独立宣言》和宪法为剑,为盾,勇敢地坚持立场,维护公民与联邦政府的真正关系,主张只有我们,只有人民才有权通过国会——在言行上对我们负责的国会——发行货币。

我们要主张美元的价值必须以符合宪法、透明负责的方式决定。

倘若我们的钱与上述条件不符——事实业已如此,那么它便绝非货币,不过是印刷精美的纸片。

我们要坚持这一观点:新兴数字货币以及由美联储发行、受跨国银行控制的法定货币——美元在本质上便是违宪、非法的,是组成犯罪之物,这一点不言自明。

我们要拒绝使用它们进行经济交易,准许民众将所谓的“法定货币”大规模兑换成我们的革命性美元,届时这一政策将基于我们国家劳动人民的切实需要、而非货币贩子和投机者的贪欲而推行。

“革命性美元”将为负责透明的货币体系提供支持,而这一体系的基石并非强迫性债务、武力威胁和网络空间中虚无缥缈的数字,而是真正的价值。

诸位没有听错。革命性美元将会成为一种民主货币,根据宪法直接面向民众发行。

这一全新的民主货币在本质上是地方性的,但其所涵盖的国内与国际交易体系是透明的、经得起检验的,完全独立于那群赌徒和骗子所开设赌场。

上述独立经济体系将以各位民众具体的贡献为基础,彻底取代腐朽的、旨在将我们拖入奴隶制泥潭的全球主义经济体制。

3)

为革命性美元建立价值

革命性美元将立足于地方民众之间的信用协议;涉及到具体商品和服务时,其价值也由此类协议决定。革命性美元将通过透明、负责任、民主的银行体系流通;银行则首先由地方社区的成员以合作社形式经营。

然而,比建立自由、民主的美元体系更为重要的是,我们必须帮助民众降低其对金钱的依赖,鼓励民众在社区内自给自足,开展物物交换与合作。

陌生人成为四邻之后,诸位便会发现,许多经济需求都有了神奇的解决之法。这是因为诸位现在对街坊邻居一无所知,对街上擦肩而过的路人并不信任,跟自己的子女也日渐疏远,因此不论做什么都离不开钱。这绝非偶然,本来就是他们的阴谋。

革命性美元将使真正的市场经济拥有立足之地。在这样的经济体系中,货币通过参与性讨论与某种实物及服务的定价挂钩——可能是诸位菜园中长出的三千克番茄,可能是两个小时的育儿服务,可能是修理水槽,也可能是每日一次、持续一个月的遛狗。

换而言之,此种货币将实现金钱原始功能的回归:分享型社会借之以推行透明物物交换系统的标志物;在这一系统中,我们不必求助于跨国企业或银行便可满足大部分需求。

我们可以以邻里和家人之间的信任为基础,管理我们自己、建立一个允许我们根据地方经济体中的民众需求来决定货币价值的有机系统。

钱将与商品、服务、物品以及其他有形、无形的实际事物通过参与式过程挂钩;定价在民众的讨论之中完成,各类市场依据民间的真实需求建立。

这一通过民众公开讨论来确定物品和服务之价值的过程将令“政治”一词回归其本来的意义,届时它将与现在日日展现在我们面前的拉斯维加斯低俗脱衣秀毫无关联。

在革命性的美元体系之内,食物、工具、住房、交通、能源等与我们的日常生活息息相关的商品与服务,以及严谨科学、道德教育、深度智力参与等人类文明的基础元素,还有哲学、美学、灵修等人性的构造活动,都会被人们赋予价值。

在这样的民主经济之中,革命性美元与富豪们非法获得的数字财富、以及他们及其走狗通过贩毒积累的钱财、乃至如今破产的法定货币所标定的金额毫无关联。超级富豪们不论为他们在亚马逊或者谷歌超级计算机中的数字加上多少个“零”、给自己的身价添多少个亿,都无济于事。

革命性美元还将克服通货膨胀这一难题。此外,届时没有任何个人、家族或特权阶级可以游离于基本社会正义之外,垄断货币、商品或其他资产。

同样,民众现有的法定美元债务也不会转化为革命性美元。不论从何种意义来讲,革命性美元都是造福之物。

4)

建立民享地方银行

法定美元堪比得到联邦政府权威支持的伪币,已经沦为富豪们借之以从普通民众手中收购资产的工具。他们的阴谋之所以得逞,是因为商业媒体为这种“钱”赋予了名不副实的合法性,因为这样的美元不再由贵金属支撑,因为不再有地方银行可以根据地方民众的实际存款额发放具有实际意义的贷款、与国际银行分庭抗礼。

我们必须建立遵守章程、以合作社方式运营的银行。我们的银行要致力于针对地方社区开展大力投资,同时根据其所拥有的存款来发放贷款;而到那时,我们的货币已与实物、切实劳动与真正的实体机构挂钩。

银行贷给普通民众的,是真正的钱,必须用于开展生产性、助人性活动。

银行必须关注地方,必须关注社区福祉,关注环境和国家的未来。

长期(30年期)低息贷款和小额贷款将使民众得以购买当地人手工制造的、30年不坏的高质量鞋子,或者可使用100年的桌子;让大家在这些物品上的支出比劣质进口鞋和沃尔玛等罪恶经销商出售的纤维板桌子的要价还低。

5)

建立民享全球货币体系

最后,我们必须自下而上地建立起全新的国际性——而非全球性——金融与贸易体系,让民众能够开展建设性的健康经济互动。此类活动以地方社区为起点,而后将扩展至全国,最终涵盖其他国家的民众(而非企业)。

该金融与货币体系的任一环节都不会被跨国物流与航运公司、大型商超和零售公司所控。华尔街,黑石、先锋领航等金融垄断集团,以及沙特和温莎、沃尔顿、罗斯柴尔德、科赫、玛氏等隐身其后的家族都会被挡在门外。

覆盖全球的、以民为本的健康金融与贸易体系,需要透明可靠、全球主义者无法触及的货币作为支撑。

我们将彻底规避全球主义者的毒恶经济体系。

我们可悲的经济状况

银行家及其身在财政部的伙伴正在夜以继日地为推迟经济泡沫破裂的时间而忙碌。那一刻终将到来,而他们将会不择手段,哪怕毁掉我们的国家也在所不惜。美国恰如马科斯兄弟的电影《向西行!》中的列车,车厢都被劈碎,给机车发动机提供燃料,留下一地残骸。

目前让美国这艘船勉强浮起的,只有毫无价值的货币。然而,随着时间的推移,创造没有价值的货币已成为一种文明的恐怖自戕仪式。

他们必须利用人们对战争、对疫情的恐惧来转移大众的注意力,让其对经济、文化遭受了怎样的巨大破坏毫不知情。

荣·保罗等真正的保守人士对这一罪行的抨击已经被唐纳德·特朗普等由银行捧出的冒牌保守派之虚言所代替。

早些时候马克思主义者和社会主义者针对市场与全球金融界提出的尖锐批评也已被所谓“左派”就性别与种族问题发表的长篇大论所取代。

够了!五十年以来,联邦债务已增加75倍,从4,000亿美元飙升至30万亿美元,让诸位手中的钱变得几乎一文不值。精英阶层愈发富有,民众却陷入了贫困。

没错。这一勾当肮脏不堪、邪恶无比,毒害了我们国家的命脉。这个国家如今只剩下一具尸体,起码需要一场体面的葬礼。

肯定实体经济,打击虚假经济

个人道德、地方社区的需求、透明度与问责制、地方银行与地方财政——如今这些概念已经与徒有其名的媒体大肆宣扬的金钱观念格格不入。

我们无法用由私人跨国银行印制、规管、控制的美元来付费解决这一问题。

请记住,某种货币的衰落同个人道德的堕落以及地方、国家层面上公民意识之凋零有密不可分的关系。

我们完全可以拥有健康的食品、饮用水、优质工具与家具、宜居住房、良好的教育,以及深刻的智力、文化和精神体验,让我们的生活更有意义。这是我们的目标。我们可以通过建立以货币为媒介的等价交换来实现这一愿景,但金钱本身永远不能解决问题。

古人说“钱乃万恶之源”自有其道理。

民众之间的信任恰如骨架,革命性美元犹如肌肉一般,附着于其上。而革命性美元又将成为独立、道义经济体系基础。

我们的民众不能再为抚养子女而被迫潜入不道德的吸血经济体系中赚脏钱。这样的矛盾,这样的可憎之事,必须予以摒除。

请记住,与我们相对抗的,是技术法西斯全球体系;他们正在利用自己手中的法定货币和数字货币来创造虚假价值,妄图借此来战胜我们、压垮我们。

这一全球体系使用超级计算机推算出来的算法,同时对诸多权威人士大行贿赂,让其哄骗我们相信他们的行为完全合法。

然而我们终将胜利。因为我们货币的价值,我们的革命性美元,将植根于人们的互动,植根于实际价值之中。

革命性美元有宪法做支撑,有民众之间的具体经济交易做支持,可以让我们理直气壮地说,虽然比尔·盖茨等亿万富豪用美联储按其需求印出的钞票在蒙大拿或者明尼苏达大肆收购农田,但从各种意义来讲,他们并不对那里的土地拥有所有权,而且他们的法定货币与数字货币根本没有价值。

此外,请注意!推广有毒疫苗属于金融犯罪,根据这一罪名而没收相关罪犯的所有资产完全合理合法。

换而言之,我们的革命性美元将成为刺穿僵尸经济心脏的木桩,成为斩落吸血鬼市场之头颅的利剑,成为摧毁华尔街钱贩子所建立之腐朽赌场的银槌。

待他们走到穷途末路,他们的钱无异于废纸,他们的资产急速蒸发——等到了那一天,他们该何去何从?这并不是我们要关心的问题。

我们的国家属于它的公民。我们的河流与土地、山峦与海洋绝不可成为某人的专属之物。它们永远是我们所珍惜的共同遗产;即使在寄生虫一般的富豪们安睡在豪华坟墓中的多年以后,它们也应不损分毫。

(“钱,并不神秘”这一标题借鉴自查尔斯·E.考夫林于1934年12月30日所发表的同名著名演讲)

数字货币:引领我们沿着享乐之路走向奴隶制之手

数字货币:引领我们沿着享乐之路走向奴隶制之手

钱,并不神秘

第三部分

贝一明 Emanuel Pastreich

在美国,价值观、工艺、艺术、文学——最重要的是,知识探索精神方面的堕落——导致我们面前只剩下了一片废土。在这里,只有金钱才是有知有觉的野兽,喝令所有人对其顶礼膜拜的野兽。

与这种可怕的变化相伴而行的,是经济的空心化。我们的经济重心已从农业转移至制造业。这样的变革发生之前,劳动力、产品、道德与身体健康之间的关系相当明确;而如今,生产活动已与我们的日常生活隔绝,且被全球资本垄断。取代农业经济之地位的,还有由计算机从中协调的消费经济和服务经济,各种在线平台应运而生,而躲在幕后对其加以控制的,是不负责任的跨国技术垄断巨头。

现在,在天使陨落的最后阶段,他们极力怂恿我们为人力被机器人、无人机和AI系统替代而欢呼雀跃、将此视为社会进步的象征。其实在这样的另类经济中,民众并无立足之地;为了养家糊口,我们只能在远离家庭和四邻的地方庸庸碌碌,用赚得的血汗钱购买由跨国企业零售的商品。

家庭农场被工厂化农场所取代,地方制造业被以中国、泰国为源头的进口所替代,地方企业被由私募股权公司所资助的庞大网点、以“效率”“自由贸易”为名义无情地消灭,一家家银行以胜利之姿挺立在美国残留的废墟之上——这一切发生之刻,就是他们再度推行奴隶制、粉碎我们残存的自我之时。只不过,他们还会为新生奴隶制穿上“时尚”“安全”“身份意识”等华丽的外衣。法西斯主义将通过Iphone下载、脸书帖文等形式降临美国。

各家主流媒体不厌其烦地反复宣讲连篇谎话:技术进步带来的,是一个更加美好的世界。从上小学时起,倒霉的学生们便被学校灌输这样的观念:金钱至上,占有新技术和竞争力是拥有光明未来的必要前提。

人类体验的各方各面都已被外包给亚马逊、沃尔玛、谷歌、微软、脸书、迪士尼等跨国企业。它们这些组织像政府一样大权在握,却不必遵守宪法;它们将资产置于海外,而我们却失去了辨识真相的能力。面对正在发生的一切,我们视而不见、麻木不仁。

私人银行在克林顿、布什、特朗普和拜登几位总统的掩护之下操纵着局势。它们带给我们的,的确是一个崭新的世界。在这个世界中,经济是否稳健由股市走向来决定,而股市泡沫正在因利用量化宽松举措产出之伪币而实现的股票回购而日益堆高。

出于养老方面的考虑,民众不得不将自己的钱投入这场庞氏骗局。主流媒体诱骗大家相信美联储印出的冒牌货币堪比真金白银,农田、自然资产、高校、研究机构,乃至疾控中心等政府机构真的归国民所有——而实际上,它们都已被超级富豪用出自美联储的伪币买下。

在他们强推给工薪阶层的一应邪恶之物中,以期货、期权、掉期交易等金融衍生品最让人不齿。这些衍生品构成了一个特殊体系,令跨国投资银行可以利用由IT专家炮制出的“米老鼠游戏”享有其不曾拥有之商品所带来的经济利益。来自衍生品的、数以万亿计的利润同现实世界毫无关联,完全是由亿万富豪阶层通过掌握信息凭空创造的。

另一只怪兽是加密电子货币。其他形式的数字货币也在腐臭不堪的贪婪和欺诈之海的底部爬行,寻找着不谙世道之人和十足的傻瓜。上述代币遵循的是现代经济学鼻祖P.T.巴纳姆的基本思想:“每天都有笨蛋降生。”

他们称加密电子货币比行将就木的美元更加稳定,将其推广开来。然而决定比特币和以太坊价值的指标都操纵在对小人亦步亦趋的银行家手中。除非各股幕后势力在9·11金融灾难中飞灰湮灭,否则现状永远不会改变。

最终审判之日并不遥远。我们已有数万亿美元的钱款在质化宽松政策下流入超级富豪的腰包,被他们投入被人操纵的股市与债券市场。当然,2020年新冠危机爆发时政府的荒唐支出也有几万亿美元之多。

至于这笔钱的最终归宿,我们不得而知。

原因何在?因为在过去的二十年中,情报组织(如今已与营利企业相类似)的职能已经大为拓展。它们渐渐与国际投资银行和私募股权公司融为一体,宛若一只紧紧抓住地球、被贪婪和欺诈浸染得墨黑的章鱼。这些组织以前听从高盛集团的指挥,现在唯黑石及其盟友的马首是瞻。这些财团唤作何名无关紧要,总之我们可以确定,这只章鱼的触手已经勒住了各地地方经济的脖子。

而最粗的那根缠住了国会大厦,缠住了美国国会。

有何后果?财政与货币政策被列为机密,向公众披露全球资本的罪恶成为了犯罪之举。国会通过了所谓的“秘密法”,该法案具有联邦法规的效力,却不能向民众公开。

我十分乐意通过具体的事例向诸位解释这一过程,阐述黑石集团、沙特与温莎家族、私募股权公司与超级富豪藏身其后的实体企业是如何利用“保密”和“绝密”机制来隐瞒自己的盗窃之举的——他们偷走的,正是诸位的钱。然而,我要是这样做,便会身陷囹圄,这篇演讲也会戛然而止。

僵尸变成了吸血鬼

数字货币以我们为猎物,从墓中伸出了湿冷的手

现在他们已经成功地用幼稚的娱乐信息和以自恋冲动为驱动力的文化将我们洗脑降智,让我们始终漫无目的、心不在焉、愚昧无知。他们推出货币终极化身的时刻已经到来,吸血鬼终将吸干我们的价值,让我们在身心两方面都一贫如洗。

我所指的,是CBDC(中央银行数字货币)。

我们绝不能坐视美国的工薪阶层被钉死在“1”与“0”的十字架上。

因为——CBDC显然是在美元衰落的最后阶段问世的。

拜登总统发布了一项名为《确保负责任地发展数字资产》的行政命令——不是法律。这项名不副实的命令将相关资产移交到了银行家的手中。

众所皆知,哪怕在腐败的国会中,旨在创造数字货币的法律也不可能获得通过。只有老态龙钟、步履蹒跚的拜登才可一试,为此夺权之举披上合法的外衣。

这种数字货币会把诸位的存款从银行转移至美联储,交给房利美、房地美等怪兽挥霍,令其最终与我们所知之经济体系的各个方面脱钩。

亿万富豪们必须趁有组织的抵抗无法形成之时迅速推行数字货币;至于他们阵营之外的民众,他们必须剥夺其对自己财产、劳动力、思维乃至身体的所有权,必须终止其在出行、交流方面的权利,这样富豪们便可以拥有绝对的统治权。

数字货币还将与碳信用体系挂钩。如此一来,世界经济论坛,而非富有道德、科学信誉的组织,便可伸出无形之手,决定诸位可以购买何物。

如今的美联储不过是一所附属机构,而控制它的,是业已包围地球的金融势力。数字货币得到推广之后,它便可以使诸位来不及找律师、提出上诉就无钱可花、冻结诸位名下的钱财,而为虎作伥的,是不对任何人负责的跨国IT情报公司。

届时诸位连就自己的钱款或所有物惨遭没收一事提出异议的权利都没有。并不会有人性化的宪法体制保证诸位的诉求被转至法官之手——到那个时候,一切都会交给态度亲切却冰冷无情的AI系统来处理。

化作富豪手中玩物的联合王国可能会以“保障可持续发展”之名义做出规定,诸位——而非诸位超级富豪——可以购买糖果棒,但绝不可采购钉子与木材,可以订阅网飞愚蠢的电影,却绝不可买下禁书。诸位可以在沃尔玛采买来自墨西哥的进口食品,却绝对不可以把钱花在邻居种出的生菜和黄瓜上。

到那时,法规会禁止诸位出国旅游,但那些拥有私人飞机之人,那些参与高级别公司合作伙伴关系之人,仍然能够我行我素。

上述数字货币将由美联储控制,由政府雇佣的企业追踪其去向,受联邦调查局、特勤局以及其他现在便享受跨国企业永久贷款的联邦机构保护。

毋庸讳言,此举当然违反了美国宪法——宪法只赋予了国会贷款、“铸造货币以及调节其价值”的权力(第1条,第8款)。然而,倘若无人坚持立场,宪法也会被他们用来洗地。

我们愈发地难以用现金来完成日常交易。英国、芬兰、荷兰、挪威、瑞典和中国都已开始大力发展无现金经济。他们说这样会使人们的生活更为便利、现代、安全。然而事实上,他们正在打开地狱之门,铺设通往暴政的大道。

让我们接受全新的数字货币,只需要一场危机。他们已经开始利用铝热剂一般的恶性通货膨胀来破坏美元摇摇欲塌的支柱。正如我所言,他们正在策划灾难;以保证数字货币这一冒牌救世主在危机过后现身时,我们都会跪倒在地。

Emanuel’s reading of “Money is No Mystery”

Emanuel’s reading of “Money is No Mystery”

September 9, 2022

I have taking the risky step of referring to the speech of Charles Coughlin in my recent writings. Coughlin was the most trenchant critic of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, after he had come out as an early supporter. Although Coughlin’s later writings are problematic, and at some points disturbing, it is not accurate to say he was simply an American fascist. I suspect there is an agenda behind that argument as well.

That someone like myself with Jewish ancestry who sees great value in the Jewish tradition, would see value in Coughlin also suggests that dismissing him as rabid anti-Semite is overly simplistic, even destructive  

Coughlin speech, “Americanism, Neither Nazism Nor Communism” (1939) is most certainly not a model for us, but it does suggest an effort to address the problems of global finance that Roosevelt was afraid to take on.

I would like to read for you a slightly shortened version of Coughlin’s speech of 1934, “Money is no Mystery,” a speech that inspired my series of speeches on the topic of money and led me to the conclusion that we cannot simply go back to the New Deal to find solutions to today’s crisis because the shortcomings of the New Deal in addressing the axis of global finance that ties New York together with London are the very source of today’s financial, social, and civilizational collapse.

As a product myself of Harvard and Yale, I want to make sure that it is perfectly clear that I represent the Franklin D. Roosevelt who held up the responsibility of the intellectual, of those who have privileged backgrounds, to serve the people, but that I cannot endorse his refusal to give up his ties to the bankers and industrialists of Wall Street which undermined the true potential of the New Deal. I hope I can be a true traitor to my class and offer a true “New Deal” to all Americans, to all citizens of the Earth.

Unlike Roosevelt, I was ready to be dismissed from my job, to be driven out of Washington D.C., and to be impoverished for my critiques of the deep corruption within my country.

Unlike Roosevelt, I was ready to lose all my ties to colleagues at Yale and Harvard if that was what it took to fight for true social justice. When push comes to shove, I stand with you, not with the bankers and billionaires. I am not interested in any backroom deals to protect myself from their wrath.


“Money is no Mystery”

(redacted)

 

Charles E. Coughlin

December 30th, 1934

We, in America, have one choice, namely, to construct a new system founded upon social justice. Still, withal, those who prospered most and produced least under the old system are battling fiercely to maintain their privileges and their functions of legislation.

Certainly, during this coming year and the years immediately following, we will witness the total dissolution of modern capitalism. It is advisedly that I use the adjective “modern,” because capitalism, as we knew it in the past twenty or thirty years, differs substantially from the capitalism which was originally conceived. Today it is more renowned for its vices than for its virtues.

Those who are fighting so relentlessly to preserve its poverty-breeding corpse refuse to face the pressing problem of squaring production with distribution. They are those who, during the coming years, will continue to oppose the restoration to Congress of its right to coin and regulate the value of money.

They still believe that the debts of the farmer, of the merchant, of the municipality, of the state which were incurred through the operation of an insane credit inflation, of manufactured bookkeeping money, should be paid back to them in honest currency which does not exist.

That we will refuse to suffer this financial domination any longer is certain. This form of capitalism, now a corpse, demands at least, an honorable burial.

As for modern democracy it has degenerated into a system whereby two political parties, under the leadership of the bankers and the banker-controlled industrialists, so manipulate conventions and elections and so control, either directly or indirectly, the majesty of the state that there is too little democracy and too much plutocracy.

Against all these systems – unspeakable communism, philosophic socialism, dictatorial Fascism, decadent capitalism, controlled democracy and modern plutocracy – there stands an economic system known as social justice. Seeking no compromise, enticing no man by vain promises, it writes down a platform for today, with principles of truth, of justice, of humanity as the Jews of old had them in their codes, as Jesus taught them on the Mount: Justice to the laborer, justice to the farmer, justice to the property owner, justice to all!

Social justice regards man and his family, not as chattel of the state, but regards the state as the servant of its citizens.

Finally, the philosophy of social justice teaches us that the earth is to be apportioned for our maintenance, according to our merits, in such a manner that he who gains ownership of any property cannot use that property contrary to the common good.

This program of social justice does not militate against the Constitution of the United States in any degree. It does, however, oppose the misinterpretation given to that Constitution by the international bankers who have written laws for their own selfish purposes.

At times our bankers extended credit until it became an inflated balloon that could do nothing else but burst. And at all times, with only their billion dollars of real currency on deposit, they loaned this extra twenty or thirty or forty billions of dollars of stage money, of fiction money, at five or six or seven per cent, making a billion dollars in profit even in a poor year.

Bankers, as a class, have proven themselves greedy. They can no more escape that qualification than can a tiger escape being called vicious. Their very nature demands that they be greedy.

Now it is very well for the banker to start his printing press. But at the moment a student of banking and of monetary reform brings the facts to his attention, the banker and his kept press yells out, “Stop, thief!” 

The printing press money is the banker’s money. It is his currency. He owns this prerogative. That is why the Baruchs, the Warburgs, the Morgans, and the Mellons, the Federal Reserve bankers and every white-carnation-bedecked banker in America sees red if the bankers’ racket is interfered with.

That is why they scamper up the steps of the White House, and into the cloakrooms of Congress, if anyone dares suggest that the sovereign people of the United States recapture their power over money which originally was placed squarely in the hands of Congress by the Constitution.

A banker is not a producer. He is a leech who lives upon the artistry, the labor, and the scientific development of others. He is in business with his prerogative of manufacturing money through an act of Congress and through the grace of a printing press and fountain pen. His business is eventually to get that which he did not create.

Do you wonder, then, that depressions have been decreed by bankers?

What matters it to them if fifteen million men be idle, if factories close, if commerce freezes, if dire and abject poverty be the lot of the multitude in this land of plenty! Their racket must continue – a sordid, vicious racket that poisons the very life blood of the nation.

What if there is less banking business to be done in the days of depression – they care not! Because, aside from the ordinary loans which they make to ordinary citizens, they still continue to make money on the interest-bearing government bonds which they possess. At least $20-billion of these bonds are in the bankers’ vaults.

And many of those bonds where were issued by the government to dress the boys of 1916 in khaki, to pump murder into their hearts, to feed them hardtack, and to prepare them to become fodder on the battlefields of France.

Bloody bonds which were used for destructive purposes! Criminal bonds which they expect you and me to redeem for the privilege of their having made a slaughter house of this world!

What care they for depressions as long as these bloody bonds continue to drip their malignant poison upon the prosperity of a misunderstanding people!

We are subject to panics, to man-made panics, the greatest of all occurring after the establishment of the privately owned Federal Reserve Banking system which, in the preamble of its charter, practically guaranteed this nation freedom from panics.

They made their runs on the people and captured the real wealth of the nation!

Shall we permit this system to continue, this system of private banking which creates depressions and cashes in on bloody bonds?

(redacted version of the speech)

Reading of Huey Long’s “Every Man a King” speech

September 9, 2022

Emanuel Pastreich

Comments on Huey Long’s
“Every Man a King” speech

Huey Long was the main political challenger to the New Deal policies of the Roosevelt administration after it failed to deliver its promised relief to Americans in the first years of the administration (which Long had initially supported). Long launched his “Share Our Wealth Society” as governor of (and later senator from) Louisiana. He transformed that backwards state into a space for remarkable social and economic innovation aimed at the working man and he made efforts to address racial discrimination that others (like Roosevelt) dared not.

Long delivered a series of powerful speeches in 1934 and 1935 that moved the nation as he prepared to run for president as an independent, not dependent on the Democratic or Republican Parties.

Long was assassinated on September 10,1935, just as he started to achieve significant political impact. That murky incident was most likely planned and carried out by those representing global finance in New York and London who feared his calls to redistribute the wealth, not as a communist ideological movement, but in accord with the teachings of the New Testament and the principles of the Constitution. That argument had such a broad appeal, and had such a convincing internal logic, that it spread like wildfire across the country.

Although I most certainly do not support all of Long’s policies, he offers much that we cannot ignore.

I feel that Long’s critiques are essential for us to consider as we try to understand how today’s crisis is a product of the failures of the New Deal.

Roosevelt was forced to address social injustice directly because of the powerful criticisms he received from Huey Long and from Charles Coughlin through his social justice movement.

Roosevelt also received justified criticism from the American Communist Party which cited examples from the Soviet Union of how that country had avoided the worst of the depression through the use of a planned economy and the creation of a collectivist economy.

These three powerful critiques pushed Roosevelt away from his Harvard pals and wealthy patrons and made him truly a “traitor to his class” for the purpose of his political survival.

Moreover, it was the failure of the New Deal to address the contradictions of the Federal Reserve that led us to where we are today. If we do not look at the proposals of Long and Coughlin, we cannot solve the problems we face today.

Dismissing them as fascists is simply not accurate or productive.

————————————–

Huey P. Long

“Every Man a King”

February 23, 1934

I contend, my friends, that we have no difficult problem to solve in America, and that is the view of nearly everyone with whom I have discussed the matter here in Washington and elsewhere throughout the United States—that we have no very difficult problem to solve.

It is not the difficulty of the problem which we have; it is the fact that the rich people of this country—and by the rich people I mean the super-rich—will not allow us to solve the problem, or rather the one little problem that is afflicting this country, because in order to cure all of our woes it is necessary to scale down the big fortunes, that we may scatter the wealth to be shared by all of the people.

How many of you remember the first thing that the Declaration of Independence said? It said, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that there are certain inalienable rights for the people, and among them are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness;” and it said, further, “We hold the view that all men are created equal.”

Now, what did they mean by that? Did they mean, my friends, to say that all men were created equal and that means that any one man was born to inherit $10 billion and that another child was to be born to inherit nothing?

Did that mean, my friends, that someone would come into this world without having had an opportunity to have one lick of work, that another should be born with more than what all of his children and his children’s children could ever dispose of, but that another man would have to be born into a life of starvation?

That was not the meaning of the Declaration of Independence when it said that all men are created equal.

Nor was it the meaning of the Declaration of Independence when it said that they held that there were certain rights that were inalienable—the right of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Do we have that right of life, my friends, when the young children of this country are being reared into a sphere which is more owned by 12 men than it is by 120 million people?

Is that, my friends, giving them a fair shake of the dice, or anything like the inalienable right of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, or anything resembling all people created equal; when we have today in America thousands, and hundreds of thousands, and millions of children on the verge of starvation in a land that is overflowing with too much to eat and too much to wear?

I do not think you will contend that, and I do not think for a moment, that they will contend it.

Now let us see if we return this government to the Declaration of Independence and see if we can do anything about it.  Why should we hesitate, or why should we quibble, or why should we quarrel with one another to find out what the difficulty is, when we know the Lord told us what the difficulty is, and Moses wrote it out so a blind man could see it, and then Jesus told us all about it, and it was later written up in the Book of James, so everyone could read it.

I refer to the Scriptures, now, my friends, and give you what it says not for the purpose of convincing you of my wisdom, not for the purpose of, ladies and gentlemen, of convincing you that by quoting the Scripture I am to be more believed than someone else; no, I quote you the Scripture, or rather refer you to the Scripture, because whatever you see there you may rely upon.      

The Scripture says, ladies and gentlemen, that for a country to survive it is necessary that we keep the wealth scattered among the people, that nothing should be held permanently by any one person., and that fifty years should be the year of jubilee in which all property is scattered about and returned to the sources from which it originally came, and every seventh year, the debt shall be remitted.

We have in America today more wealth, more goods, more food, more clothing, more houses than we have ever had. We have everything in abundance here.

We have the farm problem, my friends, because we have too much cotton, because we have too much wheat, and have too much corn, and too many potatoes.

We have a home-loan problem because we have too many houses, and yet nobody can buy them or live in them.

We have trouble, my friends, in the country because we have too much money owing; this is the greatest indebtedness that has ever been given to civilization.

It has been shown that we are incapable of distributing actual things because the people do not have money enough to purchase them, and because the greed of a few men is such that they think it necessary to own everything.

Their pleasure consists in the starvation of the masses, and in possessing things they cannot use, and that their children cannot use. Still they bask in the splendor of sunlight and wealth, casting darkness and despair, and impressing that image on everyone else.

I am going to tell you what the wise men of all ages and all times, down even to the present day, have all said: that you must keep the wealth of the country scattered, and you must limit the amount that any one man can own.

You cannot let any man own $300 billion or $400 billion. If you do, one man can own all of the wealth that the United States has in it.

Now, my friends, if you were off on an island where there were one hundred lunches, you could not let one man eat up the hundred lunches, or take the hundred lunches and not let anybody else eat any of them. If you did, there would not be anything left for most people to consume.

So, we have in America today, my friends, a condition wherein ten men dominate the means in at least 85 percent of your activities. They either own directly everything, or they have got mortgage on it, excepting a very small percentage.

They own the banks, they own the steel mills, they own the railroads, they own the bonds, they own the mortgages, they own the stores, and they have chained the country from one end to the other until there is not any business that a small, independent man could go into today and make the money to buy an automobile with.

They have finally, gradually and steadily, eliminated everybody from the fields in which there is a living to be made, and still they want to get even more business out of it.

If you reduce a man to the point where he is starving to death, bleeding and dying, how do you expect that man to get hold of any money to spend? It is not possible.

How do you expect people to live, when the wherewithall cannot be had?

If I were in their place tonight, the place where millions are, I hope that I would have the fortitude to praise and to honor my government here in this land with too much to eat and too much to wear. But many starve in order that a handful of men can have more that they can ever eat, or they can ever wear.

Now, we have organized a society, and we call it the “Share Our Wealth Society,” a society with the motto, “Every man a king.”

Every man a king means that there will be no such thing as a man or woman who does not have the necessities of life, that no one will be dependent upon the whims and caprices of the financial giants for a living.

What do we propose by this society?

We propose to limit the wealth of big men in the country.

(redacted version of the speech)

货币危机之根源

货币危机之根源

钱,并不神秘

贝一明 Emanuel Pastreich

第一部分

诸位钱包中印刷精美、被称作“钱”的纸张究竟从何而来?钱为何会拥有价值,我们为何可以用钱来购买商品?这些问题非但并不无聊、不含厌世意味,而且相当实际。然而那些就经济现象和原理大谈特谈的权威人士,还有那群稳坐在豪华办公室中向我们灌输所谓“宝贵观念”的政客们却对它们避而不谈。

也就是说,尽管媒体给我们洗脑、迫使我们相信钱是世界上最为重要的东西,但金钱本身却永远不会成为供人讨论的议题。

与钱有关的问题由来已久。当前的货币问题实质上是价值危机。在这场危机之中,我们的钱被一名唤作“通胀”的隐身屠夫当着我们的面屠戮宰杀;与此同时,美联储又通过秘密仪式、利用黑魔法将纸钞印出、免费分发给富豪和银行。

在这场恐怖闹剧的最后一幕,我们将被迫转而使用数字货币。控制此类货币的,是美联储不负责任的诸多势力——他们最后将会把我们钱包中的钱变为废纸、冻结我们的账户,或者以收税、罚款的名义随心所欲地没收我们的钱财。

银行印钱购买股票、偿付富豪的债务时,我们口袋、存款账户里的钱便会相应贬值。简而言之,富豪们正在暗中通过稀释货币价值窃取诸位的钱财。他们将这一窃术称为“通货膨胀”,暗示我们钱是在某些自然规律的作用之下变得更不值钱了。按照他们的说法,通胀与地震、台风、洪水和干旱一样,属于自然灾害,

这套关于货币和价值的谎言有权威理论做支持,而炮制此类理论的,却是拿钱办事的所谓“专家”。其实这群专家知道,我们银行里的钱并不会因为上帝的举动而贬值。只有在银行为购买毫无价值的股票和毫无用处的武器、大肆收购农田而印出总面额达数万亿美元的纸钞时,钱的价值才会一落千丈,而诸位还会因此为食物和住所多掏腰包——房租也会飙升。

要了解当前的金钱危机,我们必须回顾百年以来所发生之事件,反思我们为何会沦落至此。

具体说来,这条下坡路以1913年12月23日美联储的成立为起点。当时人们需要对国会、对人民负责的国家银行,银行中的钱也要依据宪法由政府以透明的方式印制管理,然而如今的体系,却令财政政策完全被私人银行所把控。

可悲的是,现在的货币监管体系是由是J.P.摩根等狡猾阴险的银行家,而非美国开国元勋一类具有远见卓识之人所建立,而这一体系恰恰是国家经济的核心所在。

尽管该体系曾经起到过一些作用,但在接下来的世纪中,流毒还是慢慢地蔓延开来,侵染了全国:私人银行利用自己对金钱的控制权来贿赂(也就是所谓的“游说”)国会议员、校长、教授、记者和其他权威人士,让他们为这一体系背书,从而使人们沦为了待宰之物。

归根结底,主导美国财政政策,以及货币之印制、分发和定价的,是私人银行家,或者被银行豢养、忠于银行而非人民的财政部官员。

曾有那么一段时期——20世纪30年代至70年代,美联储处于较为严格的监管之下。政府官员十分清楚不受管束的全球金融势力危险至极,因此竭力通过基准体系来控制欧洲资本乃至社会主义阵营资本。但是美联储这一冒牌国家银行的腐败违宪本质始终未变;它一直在试图挣脱新政时期缚于其身的细脆锁链,终于在20世纪90年代再次昂起了丑陋的头颅。

银行发现自己的鸠占鹊巢之举在颓废消极的社会中几乎不会受到阻碍时,便于2020年决定,不仅要夺取对经济的控制权,而且还要把政治,把教育,把医疗事业和文化都玩弄于股掌之间。

良知尚存的男男女女都如逃离沉船的老鼠一般弃联邦政府而去。

不过说到这里,我们还是先回到“钱的价值”这个问题上来。1879年,货币以黄金作为支撑。也就是说,从理论上来讲,当时人们可以将自己的钞票兑换成黄金,而且也确实有人偶尔行之。但在大萧条之中,在政府和经济的大厦全然倾塌之际,时任总统富兰克林·D.罗斯福于1933年6月5日取消了金本位制,以联邦政府的权威性制定取而代之。

此举在严重的经济危机之中的确具有一定的意义,而且当时所有的黄金都掌握在富豪手中,但是它最终导致了美元不再同“政府拥有权威”这一印象以外的任何事物挂钩。换而言之,金钱的本质变成了意识形态上的。

没错,美联储储备了大量黄金之后,的确又在美元和黄金之间建立起暂时的关联,但这种关系基本上无足轻重。公民仍然无法任意将手中的美元兑换成黄金,而且就连这一联系也被理查德·尼克松总统于1971年彻底切断。

上述与黄金、与一切曾赋予诸位钱包中纸片以价值的实物脱钩之举措创造了所谓的“法定货币”,而这种不受约束的货币对美国社会造成了极为有害的影响——尽管相关变化发生得十分缓慢,让人们无法察觉。

20世纪30年代大萧条时期,联邦政府曾经大量印制货币,发钱给因投机经济崩溃而一贫如洗之人。

对于工薪阶层来说,经济的确有所复苏,但程度有限。对于我们的社会而言,联邦政府的全新角色,以及电气化和道路铺设项目利弊兼备。

一方面,人们的生活变得更为轻松方便,某些人的生活方式还健康了许多。自那时起,穷苦之人前所未有地得到了公民待遇:在社会保障和福利制度的庇护之下,他们终于不再受自古以来始终困扰劳动人民的贫困之摧残。

这种解决经济和货币问题的方法深受苏联于20世纪20年代所开展的社会实验之影响,颇具实效。

然而采取这一解决方案是要付出代价的。

由此而生的新政算是一种折中之法,在实现变革的同时也要求民众放弃经济、组织与智识上的独立。从那时起,我们的民众便开始仰仗联邦政府等大型组织,后来又对行使政府基本职能的跨国企业依赖至深。

20世纪30年代,小农场主基本上可以独立地获取金钱、能源、食物和其他生活必需品。不必与银行、政府互动便可满足自己需求之人不在少数。建立这个国家的一应元勋本就认为保护自给自足的独立农民是民主长存的关键所在——这一理念,我们本应秉持。

当时,民众以自种的蔬菜和自养的家畜为食,且可自行为过冬储备物资。他们以风车、水轮机、马匹和历史悠久的人力为能量之源,对公用事业公司和跨国石油企业全无依赖。意欲令美国人无法割舍石油的“标准石油公司”等企业完全是他们唾弃的对象。

人们知道如何采集草药、在医院之外治疗伤病。他们自制家具,从身为铁匠的邻居那里购买铁器,或者在有需要时彼此借物。在这样的经济系统中,钱与消费并不重要。他们做的椅子可以用上一百年,他们织的衣物可以穿上四十年。在那个时候,节俭还是一种美德。

新政对深受银行之害的群体有所帮助,但同时又要求人们融入由政府、尤其由美联储主导的货币体系,而控制相关部门的,恰恰是急欲夺权的私人银行。

二战之后,国家经济有所好转,但美国人也在20世纪70年代不得不依靠于政府和各大企业。于是私人银行再度开始制定货币规则、收买所谓的“监管机构”。

政客永远不会建议我们成立合作社、创建我们自己的地方货币系统、开创将跨国企业和工厂化农场排除在外的地方经济体系,让我们摆脱对垄断式物流和分销系统的依赖,将各种营销和销售噱头,以及旨在令各大企业借之以吸干我们血液的一应工具拒于门外。

而如今,几乎所有的交易都要在被美联储控制的货币系统中完成;或者说,控制这一系统的,根本就是跨国企业和银行及其背后的超级富豪。

此外,或许众所周知,美元是全球货币。全世界的全球银行和狡黠的亿万富豪都因此而对美元兴趣至深,但这并非因为他们关心美国人,而是由于他们想要从美元中榨取更多利润。

诸位也许可以投票给某位政客,诸位的选票也许会被计入统计。然而,从货币价值及其确定过程等角度来讲,美国是独裁国家。财政局、美联储和监督货币政策的国会委员会都在跨国私人银行的严密掌控之下。没有被他们收买、豢养之人,绝无可能获准了解、参与印钞、货币定价等过程。

还有经济学这门伪科学——该学科的声誉比占星和放血术低得多。是它告诉我们,导致通胀的,不是跨国银行的大规模盗窃,而是利率;是它告诉我们,要有稳健的经济,我们就必须大肆消费、浪费;是它向我们表明,能够通过由银行控制的寄生物流和分销系统从海外进口食物与其他必需品说明经济有所增长,而且参与这一骗局比我们自种粮食、维持地方经济更富现代性和效率。

这简直是瞒天大谎。倘若诸位能够在自己的社区之内生产大多数必需品,能够彼此买卖、以物易物,倘若诸位可以经营合作社式的地方银行,那么货币及其价值便可留在诸位的社区中,不会像被吸血鬼吸血一样,流失至纽约、新加坡、伦敦或者日内瓦的私人股本公司。