Although the women of the United States are confined within the narrow circle of domestic life, and their situation is, in some respects, one of extreme dependence, I have nowhere seen woman occupying a loftier position; and if I were asked... in which I have spoken of so many important things done by Americans, to what the singular prosperity and growing strength of that people ought mainly to be attributed, I should reply, To the superiority of their women.

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Banksters Shootin' Up the Economy

"No bankers were harmed during the making of this fake recovery."

Over at The Burning Platform is a tremendously good series on the financial collapse. If you feel at a loss to explain what is going on to yourself or others, I highly recommend you read these five posts linked here. I've included some of my favorite quotes from this series. What I like is that there is plenty of humorous snark to help you swallow the ugly reality of it all. There's also lots and lots of graphs, statistics, and just plain math to back up what is being asserted. Liberals and Conservatives alike will have their paradigms challenged by these posts, which is why I think that these Clint Eastwood -themed posts reach people of all stripes. That is, if you think you've got the guts to read through them. I suggest you digest and internalize the information presented so that you can intelligently discuss these issues with others.

For a Few Dollars More-Part 1

A Fistful of Dollars - Part 2

It is plain to see by anyone without an ideological agenda that a few thousand corrupt individuals have managed to gain control of the American economic system. 

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly -Part 3

Andrew “Old Hickory” Jackson became President in 1829 and proceeded to declare war on the Second National Bank. He was the first and only President in U.S. history to pay off the National Debt. He worked tirelessly to rescind the charter of the Second Bank of the United States. His reasons for abolishing the bank were:
  • It concentrated the nation’s financial strength in a single institution.
  • It exposed the government to control by foreign interests.
  • It served mainly to make the rich richer.
  • It exercised too much control over members of Congress.
  • It favored northeastern states over southern and western states.
The more things change, the more they stay the same, huh?

Outlaw Josey Wales - Part 4

Unforgiven -Part 5


  1. It's frustrating the more I figure out the more I'm finding the public lives in a fantasy land.

  2. So true, most people have absolutely no clue what's coming. Those who set up our banking system also set up our educational and media systems to construct the perfect prison of the mind.


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