Responding to The Creature
I finished reading The Creature from Jekyll Island, by G. Edward Griffin yesterday. The final three chapters describe possible future scenarios. Each situation is determined by how society responds to the creature we know as The Federal Reserve.
Griffin bases one chapter on the controversial Report From Iron Mountain. This book was supposedly taken from the “secret meeting” of a government think tank in upstate New York. Or, it may have been political satire.
Its premise is that war is necessary for increased taxation and debt. During times of war, the general population can be motivated to sacrifice. It is politically easier to justify increase taxes. It is easier to get the general population to loan money to the government by purchasing war bonds.
The goal of Report’s think tank was to establish a one-world government. This would eliminate the need for war; therefore, a substitute had to be created to continue to justify increased taxes and debt. This alternative must be substantial enough to distract the general population so that we don’t have time to focus on how much we are being taxed, both through direct tax and through inflation.
Report explores the idea of using violent blood sports like football, automobile racing, hockey, and professional fighting as distractions. It looks at pulling together the population to fight drugs, poverty, and illiteracy.
Each of these issues is important to some part of the general population. However, none of them are life-threatening to the world as a whole. Therefore, the think tank had to come up with something that, like war, was a threat to the world’s survival. Pollution, caused by global warming, was labeled the enemy.
Environmentalism became the distraction for more than thirty years while The Creature worked its sleight-of-hand. Poor science and controversy pushed this to the back burner while the Creature fashioned a new diversion.
This debuted in grand form on September 11, 2001.
Griffin theorizes that terrorism wasn’t on the radar in the 1960s when Report was published. Otherwise, it would have become the distraction. He is certain that, based on how terrorism is presented in the media today, that it is the new focus for the general population while The Creature does its thing.
After all, the terminology is the same as what was used in the 1960s. Then, it was the “war on drugs” and the “war on poverty.” Today it is the “war on terrorism.”
War is always used as a buzzword to distract the general population from the problems with the financial system. Griffin speculates that terrorism is the perfect war for a one-world-government. It allows those in power to manipulate war just as The Creature manipulates the financial system.
As I considered all of the information I gleaned from Griffin’s book, I asked myself the question I always ask. “What is the peaceful response?”
Since peace is an internal sensation, I can choose to respond peacefully to this knowledge. Even though I became angry as I read the first half of Griffin’s book, I came to the conclusion that I don’t have to be upset about how The Creature has attempted to manipulate my life. Instead, I can trust God/the Universe/Spirit to orchestrate The Creature’s role in my life.
Ultimately, this role is for my benefit.
With this attitude, I do not have to make The Creature an enemy. A peaceful response means that I take the time to understand the system and correct it. If I can’t do this on a universal level, I do this on a personal level.
This includes practicing the concept of Living Within The Gift. It includes living abundantly in my own life through the open sharing and giving of resources.
It includes not judging the morality of those who run The Fed.
It includes not calling for the death or imprisonment of those that are responsible for The Fed because I know that something greater than me and something greater than them is ultimately orchestrating things for everyone’s benefit.
This seems to oppose the reported rumors of arrests over the past few weeks.
After thinking about this for a couple of months, I think I understand the source of these rumors.
It isn’t as exciting or sensational as our adrenaline induced society might want. However, I believe it is accurate.
I’ll tell you about it in tomorrow’s article.