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January 29, 2007

A Second Look At The Federal Reserve

Filed under: Audio,Educational,Weblinks — M Kitchen @ 4:59 pm

The Creature From Jekyll Island by G. Edward Griffin is a book I heavily referenced for my next comic, Spud & Harry.

It discusses the The Federal Reserve System, Fractional reserve banking, fiat money and precious metals, etc. One of the best reads I’ve had on the subject.

From Amazon: This book is about the most blatant scam of all history. It’s all here: the cause of wars, boom-bust cycles, inflation, depression, prosperity. Creature from Jekyll Island will change the way you view the world, politics, and money. Your world view will definitely change.

Here is an mp3 lecture with the author G. Edward Griffin. <172mb version>

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Here is an mp3 radio interview with the author G. Edward Griffin.

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In some cases, the audio quality is quite poor, however once you become immersed in the subject matter, you won’t even notice…

5 Comments »

  1. That is indeed a scary book! Packed full of knowledge, but really, what can you do with it? Other than get motivated to leave the country? Seems pretty futile at times.

    Comment by DHaynes — February 1, 2007 @ 1:26 am

  2. Thanks for commenting Dustin.

    Yeah. That book is an eye-opener. It seems to me that leaving the country is only a short term solution, seeing as the world is heading towards a global economy.

    I think the first step any of us can make is to pay off our debt to the banks (which these days is easier said than done) since debt is the power they hold over us.

    The second step, as I see it, is to invest in “real” wealth. Whether that be land, precious metals, intellectual property (or any other personal projects), family, friends, etc.

    In the end, the big thing we need, is to have an awareness, to call it as it is: The money we slave for has been created out of nothing, for the profit of private interests, and inflation is a way for the banks and governments to tax us without us realizing it.

    Once these concepts have been grasped, we are already a step ahead of the mass majority, and well on our way to doing something about it.

    Comment by M Kitchen — February 1, 2007 @ 10:52 am

  3. I figure, if you are being screwed, it’s always nice to know who is doing it to you.

    Comment by blair kitchen — February 1, 2007 @ 12:13 pm

  4. True on both comments. Though I’m not sure the boneheads in charge are going to stop selling us up shit creek until some kind of huge collapse occurs. And when that happens, hopefully what fills the void is something better, and not worse, than what we have. Something that respects the individual’s right to invest in and maintain ownership of “real” wealth, for example 😉

    Spent some time reading through your comics today, great stuff 😉

    Comment by DHaynes — February 1, 2007 @ 2:23 pm

  5. DHaynes wrote: I’m not sure the boneheads in charge are going to stop selling us up shit creek until some kind of huge collapse occurs.

    Yeah, I think that’s a given. The founding fathers of the US had the right idea. Then somewhere along the line (between 1886 and 1910) things began to go horribly wrong. It’s interesting reading commentaries at the time accurately predicting what the future will hold, if things continue on their current course.

    All we can do is to try and force a course correction, brace ourselves for the worst, and continue reading into the record for history.

    As Chomsky said: “unless people here and in other rich societies can recapture and revitalize” our lost traditions of liberty and democracy, “the prospects for democracy are indeed dim.”

    And hey, thanks for taking the time to read those comics!
    Glad you enjoyed them.

    Comment by M Kitchen — February 2, 2007 @ 11:24 am

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