Today’s Hunger Games
I write on this site to resolve the things that puzzle me. This is why I keep coming back to The Federal Reserve.
The more I learn about The Fed, the more I realize that our current financial system is not sustainable. I have trouble believing the commitment to perpetuate it. I keep researching and I keep writing because I hope I’m wrong.
Then, I look at the evidence.
I see the promises to pay that I wrote about yesterday. These promises are measured by Federal Reserve Notes (FRNs). We call them dollars.
When these promises are manipulated by The Fed, it affects each person on the face of the Earth.
Astute business people can use this manipulation to make lots of money. Everyone else responds by complaining about the higher prices. They say, “Everything is going up except my paycheck.”
I see how we have been programmed to believe these promises are money. We have been told they are a source of wealth.
It is well documented that money represents debt. Every dollar is created from a loan.
Once interest is charged on that loan, there are not enough dollars in circulation to pay the debt. This creates a false sense of scarcity in our world of abundance.
I see how this scenario helps me understand something else that has puzzled me for a while: the popularity of The Hunger Games.
I friend recommended it to me.
My respect for my friend pushed me to read it when I discovered the topic.
Once I started it, I was both disgusted and riveted.
I almost put it down after the first couple of chapters. Instead, I resolved to escaping into a “good novel.”
I hated the premise of teenagers being thrown into an arena to fight to the death while the world watches.
I read to the end because I knew it was an allegory.
Of course, an allegory needs explanation and I didn’t have one…until this morning.
While preparing this column, I wrote this sentence:
The financial system that we have today throws us into our own Hunger Games arena where we fight for survival in a manipulated environment for the entertainment and benefit of others.
I am both disgusted and riveted.
I am disgusted in that we have a situation where we have been fooled into believing a lie. We perpetuate this lie each time we enact a financial transaction. This system is so masterful that even when presented with the evidence, we have trouble believing it.
I am riveted in in that numerous people are beginning to understand the situation and are acting to correct it.
Several states have enacted legislation to allow for the use of gold and silver as currency.
Individuals are trading their FRNs for gold and silver.
Others are stocking up on sustenance items.
There are rumors of impending arrests and new financial systems.
It seems we realize the arena is about to be destroyed and we will no longer have to participate in The Hunger Games.
Interestingly, I hear that is what happens in the second book of Collins’ trilogy.