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The Conversation of the Unborn Twins
"Say do you actually believe in life after birth?" the one twin asks.
"Yes definitely! Inside we grow and are prepared for what will come outside,"answered the other twin.
"I believe that is nonsense!" says the first. "There can't be life after birth-what is that supposed to look like?"
"I don't exactly know either. But there will certainly be much more light than in here. And maybe we will be walking about and eat with our mouths?"
"I've never heard such nonsense! Eating with our mouth? What a crazy idea. There is the umbilical cord that nourishes us. And how do you walk about? The umbilical cord is much to short."
"I am sure it is possible. It's just that everything will be a bit different."
"You are crazy! Nobody ever came back after birth. Life is over with birth. That's it."
"I admit that nobody knows what life after birth will look like. But I do know that we will see our mother then, and that she will take care of us."
"Mother??? But you don't believe in a mother,do you? Where is she?
"She is here, all around us. We are and we live within her and through her. Without her we couldn't exist at all!"
"Nonsense! I've never sensed a mother, consequently she doesn't exist."
"Yes, sometimes, when we are very quiet you can hear her sing, or feel how she caresses our world"
O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.
But thanks be to God, who gives us victory in our Lord Jesus Christ.
The logic of human action
Things That Cannot Go On Forever
The Shock Of A New Paradigm
The Great Depression Is The Best Case
“There is no means of avoiding a final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should come sooner as the result of voluntary abandonment of further credit expansion, or later as the final and total catastrophe of the currency involved.”
by Ludwig von Mises 1949
“The study of money, above all other fields in economics, is one in which complexity is used to disguise truth or to evade truth, not to reveal it.”
John Kenneth Galbraith, Money: Whence it came, where it went - 1975, p15
"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 can diagnose."
John Maynard Keynes, The Economic Consequences of the Peace, 1920, page 23
From the book, The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve.
Aurthur, G.Edward Griffin
"WHO CREATES THE MONEY TO PAY THE INTEREST?
One of the most perplexing questions associated with this process is "Where does the money come from to pay the interest?" If you borrow $10,000 from a bank at 9%, you owe $10,900. But the bank only manufactures $10,000 for the loan.
It would seem, therefore, that there is no way that you --and all others with similar loans-- can possibly pay
off your indebtedness. The amount of money put into circulation just isn't enough to cover the total debt, including interest.
This has led some to the conclusion that it is necessary for you to borrow the $900 for interest, and that, in turn, leads to still more interest. The assumption is that, the more we borrow, the more we have to borrow, and that debt based on fiat money is a never ending spiral leading inexorably to more and more debt.
This is a partial truth.
It is true that there is not enough money created to include interest, but it is a fallacy that the only way to pay it back is to borrow still more. The assumption fails to take into account the exchange value of labor.
Let us assume that you pay back your $10,000 loan at a rate of approximately $900 per month and that about $80 of that represents interest. You realize you are hard pressed to make your payments so you decide to take on a part-time job.
The bank, on the other hand, is now making $80 profit each month on your loan. Since this amount is classified as "interest," it is not extinguished as is the larger portion which is a return of the loan itself. So this remains as spendable money in the account of the bank.
The decision then is made to have the bank's floors waxed once a week. You respond to the ad in the paper and are hired at $80 per month to do the job. The result is that you earn the money to pay the interest on your loan, and --this is the point-- the money you receive is the same money which you previously had paid. As long as you preform labor for the bank each month, the same dollars go into the bank as interest, then out the revolving door as your wages, and then back into the bank as loan repayment.
It is not necessary that you work directly for the bank. No matter where you earn the money, its origin was a bank and its ultimate destination is a bank. The loop through which it travels can be large or small, but the fact remains all interest is paid eventually by human effort.
And the significance of that fact is even more startling than the assumption that not enough money is created to pay back the interest. It is that the total of this human effort ultimately is for the benefit of those who create fiat money. It is a form of modern serfdom in which the great mass of society works as indentured servants to a ruling class of financial nobility."
We can ignore reality, but we cannot ignore the consequences of ignoring reality. ~ Ayn Rand
A Time for Everything
What has been is what will be,
and what has been done is what will be done,
and there is nothing new under the sun.
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.
Freedom in one minute,
You, as a free, beautiful, independent human being with inalienable rights, own yourself.
As a result, you can do what you want with your own body and own the product of your labor.
The implication is that it is morally wrong to INITIATE force against someone else OR their property,
because to do so is to violate their rights. Therefor, all human interactions should be free of force, fraud,
and coercion and people should be free to exercise their rights, limited only by respect for the rights of others.
When you learned "don't hit" and "don't steal," it wasn't "unless you work for the government."
When you learned thou shalt not kill, it wasn't "unless your dear leader gives you a gun and a uniform and a one way ticket to the other side of the world."
Government is force, an opinion with a gun, and force is a poor substitute for persuasion.
Governments frighten us into thinking we need them, but with knowledge, philosophy, and technology,
we are empowering ourselves and each other to have the courage to move past the paradigm of statism and restrain government to only moral uses of force, at least until we replace it with the cooperative, free market solutions, that will soon render it obsolete.