— Alan Watts (via silentdaydreams)
— Diderot, 1774 (via soreciety)
Food stamp usage is up 14 percent from the last fiscal year, with more than 43 million individuals and 20 million families now reliant on the service. That means that as of November 2010, the cost per month of the benefit program is almost $6 billion.
THE United States experienced two major economic crises over the past 100 years—the Great Depression of 1929 and the Great Recession of 2007. Income inequality may have played a role in the origins of both. We say this because there are two remarkable similarities between the eras preceding these crises: a sharp increase in income inequality and a sharp increase in household debt–to-income ratios.
Are these two facts connected? Empirical evidence and a consistent theoretical model (Kumhof and Rancière, 2010) suggest they are. When—as appears to have happened in the long run-up to both crises—the rich lend a large part of their added income to the poor and middle class, and when income inequality grows for several decades, debt-to-income ratios increase sufficiently to raise the risk of a major crisis.
Within the facade of what we call free society people believe that choice equals freedom. People go to work eight hours a day, pay their taxes, obey the laws and go to shopping centers to purchase. As long as we are given options we feel empowered and free to express ourselves through “things”. Whether it’s a new flat screen, a new car, or tickets to the hottest event, we confuse purchasing power with true freedom.
Our commercial choices are illusions and the currencies we exchange to purchase products do not exist. Everything is already paid for by the person or persons that created it. There is no lawful money in circulation today that is backed by anything of value. Money is all fiat, so people never really receive anything of value, no one ever gets paid.
What are we the people doing then? We are wasting time blindly supporting an illusion of a world that we have been taught and believe can work no other way. The masses blindly support the few, all the while chasing the carrot of fame and riches, unknowingly totally disconnected from each other and earth.
A list of worth-watching and empowering documentaries for all those that still care and are unable to be intellectually satisfied with the latest products or celebrity story.
Why We Fight:
This film moves beyond the headlines of various American military operations to the deeper questions of why, why does America fight? What are the forces; political, economic, and ideological, that drive them to fight against an ever-changing enemy?
Documentary on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. With a comprehensive analysis of the facts and hidden truths surrounding the never ending controversy and dispels many of its long-perceived myths and misconceptions
The End of America:
This film details the ten steps a country takes when it slides toward Fascism. It takes a historical look at trends in once-functioning democracies that are being repeated in our country today.
WAR MADE EASY:
This documentary reaches into the Orwellian memory hole to expose a 50-year pattern of government deception and media spin that has dragged the United States into one war after another from Vietnam to Iraq.
The Future of Food:
This film draws questions to critical attention about food production that need more public debate. Monsanto, Roundup and Roundup-resistant seeds, collectively wreaking havoc on American farmers and our agricultural neighbors around the world.
Century of the Self:
This film tells the untold and sometimes controversial story of the growth of the mass-consumer society in Britain and the United States. How was the all-consuming self created, by whom, and in whose interests?
The documentary attempts to assess the “personality” of the corporate “person” by using diagnostic criteria from FBI consultants, compares the modern, profit-driven corporation to that of a clinically diagnosed psychopath.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO
The World According to Monsanto is an in-depth Documentary that looks at the domination of the agricultural industry from one of the world’s most insidious and powerful companies
Christ drives the Usurers out of the Temple.
The fallen table is where we get the word bank from (bench counter). For many centuries usury was outlawed and frowned upon by the church. Only Jews where allowed to charge interest, which is one of the reasons they are said to possess such a large, disproportionate amount of wealth.
I believe we should go back to those days. Bankers make money from money, it’s no business, it’s simply legally sanctioned theft. Banks should be for the storing of currency, not for the making of and profiting from the money’s stored. Why not create a People’s Bank, where the people themselves become the shareholders and controllers of the bank, a bank who’s goal is the protection of wealth and not the plunder of it.
P.S Most Americans faithfully pay their Fed Income tax not knowing and completely unaware that the tax pays for no services nor infrastructure that shall benefit all citizens. Instead it goes directly to the IMF which is the controlling arm of the IRS. In fact the Federal Income Tax is used solely to pay off the interest (usury) on the debt of the nation ($21 Trillion).