Ron Paul“Secret negotiations established a banking cartel. It’s grown ever stronger through the years.” It operates “independently.”
“Rather than preventing financial crises, it precipitates new ones.”
“We know Fed policy continues to reap profits for Wall Street while impoverishing Main Street.”
“One hundred years is long enough. End the Fed.”  
– Ron Paul
It is important for Investors and Citizens in General to know why, in the Midst of an Ostensible Economic Recovery, Middle Class Impoverishment continues, while Insiders well-connected to the Banking Cartel flourish. 
The Answers, including Opportunities for Profit and Wealth Protection, lie in an examination of Highlights of the History and Policies of the Private for-Profit Federal Reserve on its 100th Anniversary this December, 2013. Consider:

 

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Submitted by Deepcaster:

“The Federal Reserve Act was passed in 1913 in response to a wave of bank crises, which had hit on average every six years over a period of 80 years. The resulting economic depressions triggered a populist movement for monetary reform in the 1890s. Mary Ellen Lease, an early populist leader, said in a fiery speech that could have been written today:

 

“Wall Street owns the country. It is no longer a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, but a government of Wall Street, by Wall Street, and for Wall Street…

 

“We want money, land and transportation. We want the abolition of the National Banks, and we want the power to make loans direct from the government…

 

“…the Federal Reserve Act that they got was not what the populists had fought for, or what their leader William Jennings Bryan thought he was approving when he voted for it in 1913…

 

“What Bryan and the populists sought was a national currency issued debt-free and interest-free by the government, on the model of Lincoln’s Greenbacks. What the American people got was a money supply created by private banks as credit (or debt) lent to the government and the people at interest…

 

“The new system was supposed to prevent bank runs, but it clearly failed in that endeavor. In 1929, the United States experienced the worst bank run in its history…

 

“The New York Fed had been pouring newly-created money into New York banks, which then lent it to stock speculators… precipitating the 1929 stock market crash…

 

“The result was widespread unemployment and loss of homes and savings, similar to that seen today. In a scathing indictment before Congress in 1934, Representative Louis McFadden blamed the Federal Reserve. He said:

 

“Mr. Chairman, we have in this Country one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever known. I refer to the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Reserve Banks…

 

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“The depredations and iniquities of the Fed has cost enough money to pay the National debt several times over. . . .

 

“Some people think that the Federal Reserve Banks are United States Government institutions. They are private monopolies which prey upon the people of these United States for the benefit of themselves and their foreign customers; foreign and domestic speculators and swindlers; and rich and predatory money lenders.

 

“These twelve private credit monopolies were deceitfully and disloyally foisted upon this Country by the bankers who came here from Europe and repaid us our hospitality by undermining our American institutions.”

 

“100 Years Is Enough: Time to Make the Fed a Public Utility”

Ellen Brown, lemetropolecafe.com, 12/22/13

 

Congressman McFadden was “rewarded” for his Courage with 3 Assassination Attempts, the third of which was reportedly successful.

 

Stephen Lendman describes Connection between the Federal Reserve Act and the enactment of the Federal income Tax.

 

“ ‘In plain English, the Federal Reserve Act (FSA) authorized a private central bank to create money out of nothing, lend it to the government at interest, and control the nation’s money supply, expanding or contracting it at will.’

 

“Weeks before FSA was enacted, the 1913 Revenue Act became law. It imposed a federal income tax. It did so to pay bankers interest on America’s money. It let taxpayers do it.”

 

“ ‘One hundred years is long enough. End the Fed.’ Put money power back in public hands where it belongs!”

Stephen Lendman, veteransnewsnow.com, 12/23/13

 

Lendman also describes how the Act was born in Secrecy and how the Machinations of The Fed remain Secret to this very day.

 

“In 1910, seven powerful figures met secretly. They did so on Jekll Island. Nelson Aldrich and Frank Valderclip represented Rockefeller financial interests.

 

“Charles Norton and Benjamin Strong represented JP Morgan. Paul Warburg represented Rothschild family interests. No one represented popular ones.

 

“Rockefeller/Morgan/Rothschild representatives planned the Federal Reserve System.”

 

Ibid.

 

And he goes on to describe how the Act is arguably Unconstitutional.

 

“Doing so violated the Constitution’s Article I, Section 8. It affords Congress sole power to coin (create) money and regulate the value thereof.

 

“In 1935, the Supreme Court ruled Congress can’t constitutionally delegate its authority to another body or group.

 

“Congress and Wilson defrauded the public. They did so by granting Wall Street money creation power. They gave powerful bankers absolute monetary control.

 

“US and world economies changed. They did so for the worst.”

 

Ibid.

 

It is thus understandable why one of the United States’ Founders, Thomas Jefferson, warned

 

“I sincerely believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.”

 

“Already they have raised up a money aristocracy that has set the government at defiance.”

 

“The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people to whom it properly belongs.”

 

Thomas Jefferson

 

Lendman goes on to Warn of the International Banking Cartel’s Apparent Goal.

 

“The Fed isn’t federal. It has no reserves. It’s one of four dominant central banks. Others include the Bank of England, ECB, and Bank of Japan.

 

“The Basel, Switzerland-based Bank of International Settlements (BIS) functions as a central bank for central bankers.

 

“It’s an unaccountable boss of bosses. It’s final solution plan calls for establishing a global currency it controls. Achieving it assures ultimate money power.”

 

          Ibid.

 

And Lendman describes the Consequences of Mega-Banker Control of the World’s Economy.

 

“Fed policy caused booms, busts, inflation, deflation, instability, crises, and today’s protracted Main Street Depression.

 

“Growing poverty, unemployment, underemployment, homelessness, hunger and human misery reflect it. Money power in private hands is responsible for:

 

  • economic instability;

 

  • wrecking world economies for profit;

 

  • waging wars for it;

 

  • rising consumer debt;

 

  • record budget and trade deficits;

 

  • an out-of-control national debt;

 

  • record numbers of business and personal bankruptcies;

 

  • millions of home foreclosures;

 

  • loss of America’s manufacturing base; and

 

  • an unprecedented wealth gap between America’s privileged class and all others.”

 

Ibid.

 

No wonder then that G. Edward Griffin in his Definitive Classic aptly named The Fed “The Creature”, The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at The Federal Reserve.

 

But an important Guide we take from The Fed and its Mega-Bank Allies to Date, is that they will continue their Monetary Inflation (QE) indefinitely to maintain and enhance Power.

 

How can the Fed keep rates “low for a long time” as it recently promised, if QE is not continued in some form or another indefinitely?

 

For Profit and Wealth Protection we can infer and benefit if we are prepared for:

 

  1. Monetary Inflation (of the $US and other Major Fiat Currencies) continuing, with all the consequent Opportunities we have described in our Alerts for Profit and Wealth Protection, and
  2. The $US Purchasing Power is being destroyed by The Fed with one consequence being that at some point soon it will no longer serve as the World’s Reserve Currency. Already China has entered into Bilateral Yuan Currency Swap Deals with Major Nations. And as the World’s largest Gold Producer and Importer it is preparing to back the Yuan with Gold.
  3. Another Financial Crisis and Market Crash is therefore on the Agenda and
  4. US Treasury Bonds are The Greatest Financial Bubble in History both because the U.S. is the largest Debtor Nation in History and because the Bonds are denominated in a deteriorating (thanks to the Fed) Fiat Currency – a Bubble is destined to pop.

    Best regards,  Deepcaster

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  1. I sometimes wonder if things were different. If the people in power were truly working for the people. If there was no federal reserve. If there wasn’t any sociopaths in government. Free markets and less government,,,etc. Hell, we’d all be working a 4 day work week, retiring at 50 with very little poverty. F*ckers…Hang em high!

    • He sure meant that as he refused to kneel in church, got up and left before the Lord’s Supper on Communion Sunday and would send the carriage back to fetch Mrs. Washington from church, and when confronted about it from the pulpit, totally stopped showing up on Communion Sundays.
      So a lifetime of refusal to kneel before Jesus was in vain, for one day he will bow before Jesus to be judged.

    • “But in this case, the reason to study this chart is to understand sentiment among speculators.I suggest that sentiment in silver has not made its nadir, and that silver speculators yet cling to hope against hope that its price will shoot to the moon.”
      @hromano1030 That’s were I differ on the above quote. A true Stacker is not in it for Speculating, Wealth but Survival. That’s why there is lot of differences on this site.
      Heck I remember when this site first started and it was all about Stacking and Preparing but is heading in the opposite direction of Investing, which is causing a lot of confusion and keeping our minds of the real problem, Government Collapse and Civil Unrest. IMO. Keep Stacking and Preparing

    • Some time ago whilst being prepared to “fight for my country” I was given a specific set of instructions that are as noteworthy today as they were at their origination. That set of instructions are collectively known as the ” 5 Ps ” or Prior Planning Prevents Pisspoor Preformance
      I can see this site adopting that motto as i have found no better in my 5 decades.  Always Faithful ;-)

    • Good point Charlie, I keep my stack big enough for insurance purposes, and am willing to speculate (trade) beyond that position, though that always begins with a long position, I figure i study these markets as much as anything else so speculating is a bit easier.  
       
      Also, if you have some insurance already, I don’t have a problem with someone wanting to time their purchases a bit (this is where I speak from most of the tome).  If you told ,e you want to buy a little every week I would not call you stupid, even if my lean may be a bit different.

    • hromano1030 … “Sounds to me like a take off from Mises’s Human Action.”


      Too often I detect Anti-Capitalist inference deceptively couched in Austro-Libertarian rhetoric; leading me to recognize that the ‘Austrian Economics School’ is as beset with subversives as the Classical School had been by the likes of Keynes and later, by Friedman.

      It’s always helpful to keep in mind that ‘Economists’ seek to become members of the governance clique to dictate their specific brand of … expert direction … over Commerce as an ongoing ‘Profession’. They ‘conveniently’ forget that Commerce is wholly in the realm of The People, as ALL transactions render down to agreement between two individuals.

      True, pure Capitalism depends on staunch defense and devoted belief in Private Property and Individual Determinism as it’s underlying maxiums, which naturally necessitate Free Markets as the only ground on which to exercise them. In that environment, banks are relegated to the clerical function of Bailee and government is likewise constrained to its proper function, solely as Administrative Trustee of The Peoples’ Lawful directives … no longer self-aggrandizing, strutting Dandies commanding privilege and adoring supplication.

      As the Constitutional Militia is the physical ‘Equalizer’ between The People and Governance, so Capitalism is such on the political and economic planes.

    • @Marchas45,
      A lot of friends and co-workers know that I am a silver and gold bug.  I always use it to talk about possible futures and the importance of being prepared.  I have opened a few eyes and minds  and even got some to buy silver and gold.  However, on the whole, they are more interested in speculating and making a profit than preparing for a bad outcome.  They just don’t want to believe that it is possible.  Even when they agree that prepping is not a bad idea, I’m still basically the crazy Aunt.  LOL.  No matter, I keep stacking.
      @SILVERTONGUEDEVIL, I too was taught the 5-P principle in the USMC.  Not so much to be prepared, but to emphasize no F’n excuses.  LOL.  Semper Fi brother.  When were you in?  me, 76-83.  Then 6 years in Iraq and 4 years in Afghanistan as a contractor. 

    • @PatFields
       
      “True, pure Capitalism depends on staunch defense and devoted belief in Private Property and Individual Determinism as it’s underlying maxiums, which naturally necessitate Free Markets as the only ground on which to exercise them.”
       
      Which is exactly why all of those attributes have been under continuous attack for the past several decades.  The part of all this that disgusts me most is that we are surrounded by idiots who look at the current situation and wail “capitalism isn’t working”.  Hells’ bells, people, we haven’t had capitalism in this country for 100 years.  What we do have is what Ayn Rand referred to as a “mixed economy”… one that contains elements of capitalism, much of it as window dressing”, plus lots of statism.  THAT is what is not working.  If the US or any other large country were to implement real capitalism and honest money, I have no doubt whatever that it would soon own the entire planet… and maybe that would be a good thing, despite a lot of nationalistic gnashing of teeth over it.
       

    • Ed_B … “we haven’t had capitalism in this country for 100 years.  What we do have is … a “mixed economy
       
      An examination of 16th through the mid-18th centuries Socio-Economic Order … the era later named Mercantilist … is EXACTLY what we’re presently experiencing. The Enlightenment Movement grew out from that environment, producing what’s come to be called Capitalism … as an advancement to broaden general Liberty … which resulted in the greatest improvement to common social welfare ever achieved in recorded human history.

      The ‘death of (practical) Capitalism’ in America can be argued to date back to the ‘Crime of 1873′, when the Congress un-constitutionally abrogated payment of its debts in silver coin, to ‘adopt’ England’s poisonous ‘Gold-Standard’.

      That aside, Ed … the bottom line is that you’re perfectly correct in observing that ‘Mercantilism’ does NOT work. That’s why the Enlightenment thinkers sought to reform it. Surely it would be glorious for Peoples worldwide to embrace true Capitalism, since all their governments and banks would be reduced to their PROPERLY subservient functionality.

  2. “The Federal Reserve banks are one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever seen. There is not a man within the sound of my voice who does not know that this nation is run by the International bankers.” ~ Congressman Louis T. McFadden
    “There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.” ~ Warren Buffet
    “When a government is dependent upon bankers for money, they and not the leaders of the government control the situation, since the hand that gives is above the hand that takes… Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency; their sole object is gain.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte, 1815
    “The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government of the U.S. since the days of Andrew Jackson.” ~ Franklin Delano Roosevelt
    “The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the  people versus the banks.” ~ Lord Acton

  3. The Fed exsists because for some, when it comes to money, enough is never enough.
     
    To protect themselves they buy government officials.
    The government officals milliterize the police. Pass laws to restrict the peoples ability to resist.
    As a Constitutionalist, I consider myself grandfathered in on the Constitution prior to 1968. (First anti-gun laws)
    I consider myself immune from insane questions from TSA, VA, and police.
     
    Why does the NSA spy on us. Police now have boxes that fit in a cop car, funded by Homeland Security, that allows them to park by a cell phone tower, and absorb data, On you. No search warrant, no nothing. All the while we facebook, instagram, tweet, etc. We are aware of every friend and family members every action. But have no clue what the government is doing. Feed the people the pablum of facebook and tweeter, and the will be too busy to pay attention to whats important. And it worked.
    I have tried in vain to get the attention of some younger people. Most are clueless, but not all. We may owe our future to the few. But I guess it`s always been that way.

    • “As a Constitutionalist, I consider myself grandfathered in on the Constitution prior to 1968. (First anti-gun laws)”
       
      Don’t leave out the National Firearms Act of 1934.  It may well be the 1st document posted to the wall of shame dedicated to the infringement of the people’s right to keep and bear arms.  
       
      IMO, the framers of the US Constitution flubbed considerably via the infrequent use of the phrase, “Congress shall pass no law that…”.  This was used a few times but not nearly enough.  Another flub was that they should have denied the federal government all access to the borrowing of money, with the possible exception of ‘in time of war upon our own shores’.
       

  4. Excerpt: “These twelve private credit monopolies were deceitfully and disloyally foisted upon this Country by the bankers who came here from Europe and repaid us our hospitality by undermining our American institutions.”

     
    Let’s not be gullible here. The bankers are  … licensed … to exceed Common Law constraint over their practices by government statute and joined in the fray by monopoly industrialists who force Plantation Scrip into our daily lives, in exchange for government’s statutory suppression of competition. As a reminder, ‘License’ is defined as “Permission from an appropriate authority to do that which is otherwise unlawful.”

    The weight of guilt doesn’t merely lay at the feet of any one of these, but all together as premeditated co-conspirators. Their Crime is to perpetuate Willful Plunder of the world’s Peoples through the banknote scheme, so this silly notion of simply shifting the … weapon; the instrument of the crime … from one conspirator’s hand to that of another is ignorant drivel … at best.

  5. Any populace action to end the Fed will need a plan. And a backup plan. The notion of filling the streets with sign carrying protestors, is destined to fail. Yelling protestors have a dismall win./loss record once confronted by police. Other steps need to be taken. Deny them backup and resupply routes. Deny regress routes, in a location of your choosing. It`s gonna get ugly. Not many are up to it. You think a protest will change policy? No chance. 
     
    There are about 45 million veterans in this country who will know how to do this. Check with them. They are watching.
     

    • Ladies and Gentlemen of the Assembly,

      I stand today in opposition to this proposal, as ordinary civil means of proffering alternative real money of substance in deference to the credit issuance of the subject Bank complained of, has yet to be sincerely put forth to The People.

      Plainly, Free Market adoption of said real money would fully accomplish the offending Bank’s dissolution, as completely and irreparably as the measures suggested by other members here present.

      My vote is therefore, Nay.

  6. I’ve not much to add to the dialogue here. 
    IMO  Protests are like taking a wizz  in a dark suit.  You feel warm for a while but no one takes notice. 
    Pat your post above.  I don’t quite follow it. 
    Is this a statement from one of the founding fathers protesting a national bank or your statement of non-violence? 
    The word ‘civil’ is freighed with meaning when you use it.

    • AGXIIK … “Pat your post above.  I don’t quite follow it.”
       
      The two previous entries from Silver Dollar and MaryB were tacit exhortations resigned to rid our country of the central bank abomination through uncivil means, which prompted me to enter my opposition, for whatever worth it might garner among other readers.

      You well know I look to accomplish that same task by either of two alternative methods, rather in the civil course … initially. First, by making private metallic trade pieces (starting from the ‘base’, with copper) available for trading of essentials, so folks have means at hand to practically reject banknotes, by as great an extent as they might manage immediately and completely, at length. Secondly, to assemble endorsement of a People’s Directive, ordering such dissolution on the pattern of … http://www.scribd.com/doc/146709421/Proclamation-and-Orders given that The People are America’s Lawful Sovereign Authority.

      We have a solemn duty to Society and Justice, to proceed At Law before taking forceful measures. That’s the position I assume until they are tried and at least given opportunity to fail.

      ‘Civil’. “Of or relating to the state or its citizenry. Relating to private rights and remedies sought by civil actions …” Black’s 6th Ed.

    • @PatFields
       
      I salute your desire for a peaceful remediation of the current financial and economic ills of our country but would remind you that both President Lincoln and President Kennedy tried messing with the details of US currency.  Their demise shortly thereafter was not a coincidence.  While I would love to have a peaceful solution to all this, I really do not see how one can be wrested from an absolutely corrupt system.  All systems defend their existence and those rife with corruption will do so with extreme violence in accordance with their absolute disregard for the lives of their opposition.  This need not be proved again.  History is replete with examples of it.
       

    • Ed_B … “President Lincoln and President Kennedy tried messing with the details of US currency.”
       
      “History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and its issuance.” – James Madison

      And, we can add Garfield and McKinley, Ed. By God’s amazing grace, Jackson was spared that similar fate! There are scores, maybe thousands, of lesser-known hard money advocates whom they’ve also had killed, too.

      The principal difference I raise here is ‘the irresistible Juggernaut of The People’ as a whole, not merely hands-full of politicians, however valiant. If folks in every region and community can learn the immeasurable soundness and economic Liberty they ALL stand to gain by re-instituting Honest Money into their lives, with considered resolve to rid themselves of banknote credit-debt enslavement, the bankers will be denuded of their source of power! Politicians, always more covetous of office than transitory ‘loyalties’, are likely to succumb to The Peoples’ determination and even the harlot industrial monopolists will come round to metallic trading to salvage ‘market share’.

      Think of me as a hopeless romantic, but I believe in my bones, this CAN be done!

  7. Pat  It may surprise you to hear me say it but I am a fairly peaceful person, as peaceful goes in a business environment.  Rather that going postal on any subject, my way is more of seeking agreement and conciliation between people so that all can achieve their personal benefit and a common benefit as well. That applies to this site. I seldom go to attack mode with anyone unless they prove themselves to be beyond the pale.   Rub my fur the wrong  way and things can change in an instant, but my bellicosity is much less now that in prior years. It might have something to do with living at 7,000 feet. Less O2
    In Europe the protests appear to accomplish little. Their tipping point is much closer. The governments rachet up the pressure on the people via their police forces as well as FIAT and debt mechanisms.  The people of Europe are almost universally disarmed, except for the Swiss. They seem to have their poop in a group, well armed as they are. It’s no accident that the US IRS is attacking their banking system.
    Many of the other countries are not so fortunate.  Many are populated by rancorous muslims who have a whole other idea of unity–under their world wide caliphate.  That is going to burst the continent at its seams as race and religious wars break out.
    Our country is on that course if we do not come to some common agreements with the people have the power. I doubt if this is possible so removal might take stronger measures.
    Peaceful means to accomplish this is my preferred way.  Not many people seek violence in the street or war amongst the peoples of this country.  One thing that must be done is root out the evilness that has infested the government and banking empires of this country. The revolution that formed this country was violent, lasting 10 years.  The heavy hand of the British rule and George III was probably not nearly as heavy as our system—at least from taxation.  The Constitution and laws providing for the ability of the people to see to their own properity and security worked quite well. I would like to see that re-implement.
    I am not at all confident that this present government of thieves and power mad drunkards will not go easily.  Maybe the ballot box and peaceful protests would accomplish that coupled with a cadre of honest judges and legislators who hew to the law of the people. 
    We will see about that
    I don’t believe that the government is all of s sudden going to declare martial law and shut down the country as proposed by the Hageman and Hagman but the potential is there.
    I prepare for that as well as civil strife on our streets.
    Until then I’ll walk in step with Thich Nhat Hanh but remain well armed,  just in case.
     
    PS  I found that my new Springfield XD 40 Cal is a pretty nice pistol, proving it’s worth in static and competitive shooting trials. I’ll think I’ll keep it
    Cheers Pat….thank you for all your hard work on these important subjects, keeping us well educated.

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