The Dark Side of Money – Part 2: Salient Quotes

If, like me, you were impressed by the quotes in the revealing video Money as Debt which I showcased in part one of The Dark Side of Money – and you would like them in writing for future reference – here are the most powerful ones I wrote down:

Our national circulating medium is now at the mercy of loan transactions of banks, which lend, not money, but promises to supply money they do not possess. ~ Irving Fisher, economist & author

Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist. ~ Kenneth Boulding, economist

Making money from simply having money is the act of a parasite, it is theft. (slightly rephrased)

I have never yet had anyone who could, through the use of logic and reason, justify the Federal Government borrowing the use of its own money…. I believe the time will come when people will demand that this be changed. I believe the time will come in this country when they will actually blame you and me and everyone else connected with Congress for sitting idly by and permitting such an idiotic system to continue. ~ Wright Patman, D Congressman 1928-1976, Chairman, Committee on Banking & Currancy 1963-1975

Money is a new form of slavery, and distinguishable from the old simply by the fact that it is impersonal, there is no human relation between master and slave. ~ Leo Tolstoy

None are more enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free. ~ Goethe

The modern banking system manufactures money out of nothing. The process is perhaps the most astounding piece of sleight of hand that was ever invented. / Banking was conceived in iniquity and born in sin. / Bankers own the Earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create money, and with the flick of the pen they will create enough money to buy it back again. / Take their great power away from them and all great fortunes like mine will disappear, and they ought to disappear, for then this would be a better and happier world to live in. / But if you want to continue to be slaves of the banks and pay the cost of your own slavery, then let bankers continue to create money and control credit. ~ Sir Josiah Stamp, Director, Bank of England 1928-1941 (reputed to be the second richest man in England at the time)

The inability of the Colonists to get power to issue their own money permanently out of the hands of George III and the international bankers was the prime reason for the revolutionary war. ~ Benjamin Franklin

I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world, no longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men. ~ Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States 1013-1021

Whoever controls the volume of money in our country is absolute master of all industry and commerce… and when you realize that the entire system is very easily controlled, one way or another, by a few men at the top, you will not have to be told how periods of inflation and depression originate. ~ James A. Garfield, assassinated President of the United States

The Government should create, issue, and circulate all the currency and credits needed to satisfy the spending power of the Government and the buying power of consumers. / By the adoption of these principles, the taxpayers will be saved immense sums of interest. / The privilege of creating and issuing money is not only the supreme prerogative of government, but it is the government’s greatest creative opportunity. ~ Abraham Lincoln, assassinated President of the United States

Until the control of the issue of currency and credit is restored to government and recognized as its most conspicuous and sacred responsibility, all talk of sovereignty of Parliament and of democracy is idle and futile… / Once a nation parts with control of its credit, it matters not who makes the nation’s laws… / Usury once in control will wreck any nation. ~ William Lyon Mackenzie King, former Prime Minister of Canada (who nationalized the Bank of Canada)

We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected the promises of discretion for almost forty years. / It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. / But the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world-government. / The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries. ~ David Rockefeller in a address to Trilateral Commission meeting, 1991

Only the small secrets need to be protected. The big ones are kept secret by public incredulity. ~ Marshall McLuhan, media ‘guru’

 

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