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42,269. Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the capitalist system was to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. By this method they not only confiscate, but they confiscate arbitrarily; and, while the process impoverishes many, it actually enriches some. The sight of this arbitrary rearrangement of riches strikes not only at security, but at confidence in the equity of the existing distribution of wealth. Those to whom the system brings windfalls, beyond their deserts and even beyond their expectations or desires, become ‘profiteers’, who are the object of the hatred of the bourgeoisie, whom the inflationism has impoverished, not less than of the proletariat. As the inflation proceeds and the real value of the currency fluctuates wildly from month to month, all permanent relations between debtors and creditors, which form the ultimate foundation of capitalism, become so utterly disordered as to be almost meaningless; and the process of wealth-getting degenerates into a gamble and a lottery.
Lenin was certainly right. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose. (Inflation & Economics & Capitalism & Currency & Money & Debt & Wealth) John Maynard Keynes The Economic Consequences of the Peace VI: 235-236 1919
9,235. Finally he paid the debt of nature. (Death & Debt) Robert Fabyan, The New Chronicles of England and France 1516
19,074. Try paying your tab. (Gangstas: New Jersey & Debt) The Sopranos: Luxury Lounge s6e7 starring James Gandolfini & Lorriane Bracco & Edie Falco & Michael Imperioli & Dominic Chianese & Steven van Zandt & Tony Sirico & Robert Iler et al, Artie to Tony
99,595. This is the Iraqi debt: $380,000,000,000 … Iraq is bankrupt. (Iraq & Debt) Mark Thomas, Debt Collector, Channel 4 2003
99,596. Foreign loans, war reparations, and broken business contracts. Saddam Hussein’s team borrowed money to build palaces and monuments but it also got debts of $76,000,000,000 buying weapons and defence equipment. (Iraq & Debt) ibid.
99,597. There’s profit in debt. This time last year debt traded at eight cents, now it’s up to twenty-eight cents. (Iraq & Debt) ibid.
19,999. Debt is a prolific mother of poverty and of crime. (Crime & Poverty & Debt) Benjamin Disraeli
20,046. Seems in today’s world the power to absolve debt is greater than the power for forgiveness. (GBH Films & Forgiveness & Debt) The Godfather III 1990 starring Al Pacino & Andy Garcia & Diane Keaton & Talia Shire & Sofia Coppola & George Hamilton & Bridget Fonda et al, director Francis Ford Coppola, Cardinal
21,772. I am the real loser here. And I’m concerned about your sincerity to repay £27,942 gambling debt that is one week overdue. (GBH Films & Debt) Gang Related 1997 starring James Belushi & Tupac Shakur & Dennis Quaid & Lela Rochon & James Earl Jones & David Paymer & Wendy Crewson et al, director Jim Kouf, loan shark to Jake (Shakur), with Mr Cutlass Supreme
24,873. That’s it. I’m finished. It can and it is – I’m up to my lobes in debt. (Star Trek & Debt) Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Business As Usual s5e18, Quark to Dax
33,695. In the Reagan years, more federal debt was added than in the entire prior history of the United States. (Reagan & Debt) Richard Darman
33,715. The epitaph of the Reagan presidency will be: When Ronald Reagan became President, the United States was the largest creditor nation. When he left the presidency, we were the world's largest debtor nation. (Reagan & Debt) Lester Thurow, MIT professor of economics
35,809. It is the ultimate end-run goal to enslave the populus and to steal what’s left of that’s not already been stolen by the Elite who are engineering and machinating all of this stuff. The goal of a debt-based economy is not to get caught stealing ... And that’s why they want to go to a cashless system. (New World Order & Debt) Bill Cooper, interview Alex Jones 1998
42,783. What Mr Rothschild had discovered was the basic principle of power, influence, and control over people as applied to economics. That principle is, When you assume the appearance of power, people soon give it to you.
Mr Rothschild had discovered that currency or deposit loan accounts had the required appearance of power that could be used to induce people (inductance, with people corresponding to a magnetic field) into surrendering their real wealth in exchange for a promise of greater wealth (instead of real compensation). They would put up real collateral in exchange for a loan of promissory notes. Mr Rothschild found that he could issue more notes than he had backing for, so long as he had someone’s stock of gold as a persuader to show his customers.
Mr Rothschild loaned his promissory notes to individuals and to governments. These would create overconfidence. Then he would make money scarce, tighten control of the system, and collect the collateral through the obligation of contracts. The cycle was then repeated. These pressures could be used to ignite a war. Then he would control the availability of currency to determine who would win the war. That government which agreed to give him control of its economic system got his support.
Collection of debts was guaranteed by economic aid to the enemy of the debtor. The profit derived from this economic methodology made Mr Rothschild all the more able to expand his wealth. He found that the public greed would allow currency to be printed by government order beyond the limits (inflation) of backing in precious metal or the production of goods and services.
In this structure, credit, presented as a pure element called ‘currency’, has the appearance of capital, but is in effect negative capital. Hence, it has the appearance of service, but is in fact, indebtedness or debt. It is therefore an economic inductance instead of an economic capacitance, and if balanced in no other way, will be balanced by the negation of population (war, genocide). The total goods and services represent real capital called the gross national product, and currency may be printed up to this level and still represent economic capacitance; but currency printed beyond this level is subtractive, represents the introduction of economic inductance, and constitutes notes of indebtedness.
War is therefore the balancing of the system by killing the true creditors (the public which we have taught to exchange true value for inflated currency) and falling back on whatever is left of the resources of nature and regeneration of those resources.
Mr Rothschild had discovered that currency gave him the power to rearrange the economic structure to his own advantage, to shift economic inductance to those economic positions which would encourage the greatest economic instability and oscillation. (Currency & Debt & Money & Economics & Banksters & War & Credit) Bill Cooper, Top Secret: Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars, Operations Research Technical Manual TM-SW7905.1
36,104. When you think about the mass redundancies, the starvation, the poverty, the literal raping of a country through third world debt, that is violence on a huge scale; it’s genocide. (Globalisation & Debt) Guy Taylor, globalisation campaigner