Seven categories grabbed my attention when I started this website. They were
- United States
I had a certain perspective about each category and I had questions too. Over the past two years, I have thought about, researched, and written about each of these categories. As a final ceremony to closing this chapter of my writing, I am looking at each of these seven categories and reflecting upon what I learned during these two years.
In my review of the Finance category, I concluded by saying that the void is a landing pad for abundance. In addition, I said that we often don’t recognize this truth because there is another financial paradigm that dominates our world’s landscape.
This paradigm is the dominating belief system of those who live in the United States and, because the U.S. has been the world’s financial superpower for most of the past one hundred years, this paradigm exists throughout the world.
It goes by the term “democracy.”
It implies individual freedom.
A closer look reveals that today’s democracy only masquerades as individual freedom while fulfilling other purposes. It teaches us to acquire others’ resources while conquering their countries.
It provides a curtain for U.S. to go into a country, disrupt the current government and economic structures, and replace them with systems that benefit American interests through grabbing and controlling that country’s resources.
While writing for this website, I encountered John Perkins’ confessional record of the role he played in spreading “democracy.” Perkins’ job was to negotiate with third-world leaders regarding their countries’ natural resources.
When the negotiations were finished, American contractors would come do the work, American banks would fund the work, and American military would make sure locals didn’t hinder the work.
When the countries couldn’t repay the loans, the military would seize the operations, often through overthrowing the country’s government, and American banks and other powerbrokers would institute their own “democratic” government.
This practice is not limited to overseas.
In the United States, similar “democratic” ideas work their magic against the American people.
This practice works well because control of the country’s currency resides with the Federal Reserve (The Fed), an independent bank run by powerful European bankers with the support of their American friends.
The Fed’s ability to control the flow of dollars into the economy through the acquiring of debt instruments, including United States Treasury Bonds, gives it unilateral power that resides outside of the checks and balances built into American government.
In general, this banking power actually has only a minor effect on Americans’ everyday lives.
However, it wields significant power upon America’s, and the world’s, thinking through the messages it sends about financial management, medical care, and education.
These carefully crafted messages convince us to make decisions that are in the best interest of the bankers and the businesses they do business with, including large defense contractors and medical companies.
They teach us to acquire, save, and conquer.
This encourages the general public to support numerous government efforts, such as the war on drugs, protecting the country’s borders, and, more recently, the Affordable Healthcare Act known as Obamacare.
Conspiracy theorists see this form of democracy in a nefarious light.
In fact, as I wrote for this website, I encountered numerous conspiracy theories. Some were realistic. Some were not.
I’ll review those theories in my next article.