Ask the average Joe on the street why it cost more to buy a house today than 50 years ago, or, why cars cost so much today, he’ll likely say something related to inflation.
To put it into perspective, in my smallish town in NC, a house built around the 50s, in a nice neighborhood (that’s still a nice neighborhood) may have cost $7000, or less, when new… today, it could sell for around $250,000 (if it’s in good shape and has had some updates, etc.) Why?
Granted cars are much more complicated and technologically advanced than they were back in the 60s or 70s, but why do they cost so much that people take out 5 and even 7 year car loans?
Is it inflation or something else?
As I drive around my town, I drive past houses that in the 70s that were considered really nice homes; where the doctors lived in those days. Today they’re smallish or at most average. I drive through newer, modern, “doctor-level neighborhoods” and the houses are the size of small hotels on postage stamp size lots. Why?
The answer lies in something that started on December 23, 1913. Quite a Christmas present: The Federal Reserve. The bill authorizing it was passed on that date under suspicious circumstances.
The Federal Reserve, or the “FED” for short, is NOT a government organization, it’s private. Yet this organization was given complete control over the money supply of the United States of America. Does this seem right? No, it does not.
There is a great chapter on the FED in Dr. Anthony Napoleon’s book “Shadow Men” and he details all the clandestine events leading up to its formation as well as some of the nefarious things the FED has done. This book is listed in the side column of this blog and is required reading. I’ve also read a book titled: “Secrets of the Temple: How the Federal Reserve Runs the Country” by William Greider that details a lot of the history of the interaction of the FED with the government through the years. No one has documented the underhanded way the FED came into power like Dr. Napoleon has done in “Shadow Men”, no one.
In short, the FED is made up of 12 branches each lead by an influential person in the banking/finance industry. They control our lives and our country, and by extension the world. People speak of the “New World Order”, but quite frankly it started on 12-23-1913.
But, how did the FED make my house or my car cost so much?
The answer is deflation.
But you say we don’t have deflation, we have inflation.
The reason we have inflation is because the FED has, systematically, and intentionally, DEFLATED the value of the US Dollar.
But why would they do that you ask? … the answer is: Control.
The FED is made up of the slave masters of our century. It’s much easier to control a population, and profit from their work, by controlling their money supply, than by keeping them in chains and forced labor. Oh, the labor is still forced, but the chains are invisible.
By constantly reducing the value of our money, the FED keeps us from ever getting ahead. Some people do get wealthy, but it’s the few and far between. Most people that the average Joe on the street consider “rich” are not: they’re in debt or, are OK, but not really wealthy.
If too many people gain true wealth, then the constant flow of money from loans (and repossessions) would slow down. Bankers never, EVER lose… even when they do, because the FED has the government by the neck, the taxpayers bail them out.
In fact, what I didn’t say before, is the FED has deflated the value of the US Dollar by 96% since its inception in 1913 (Shadow Men, page 89, Dr. Anthony Napoleon). 96% – we should be outraged.
The other side of the coin is that we’ve been made to constantly want more and bigger stuff. Those houses that were the “doctor-level homes” of the 70s are still nice sized houses… why do we need massive homes, or 4 cars and a boat (or 2)? Because the people who control the money supply also control every other industry. We, the general population, are constantly pushed to borrow more and buy more… each side of the coin serves the same master.
There’s nothing wrong with having a huge home, or a number of cars, but not if you have to mortgage your life away to do it. If that’s the case, you can’t really afford them.
Is it any wonder that the “Edit the FED” crowd is made to look like nut jobs with tin-foil hats? Discredit those who see or know the truth: neutralize the enemy.
What should have happened after Christmas back in 1913? In January, 1914, people should have marched on Washington and demanded that Congress act to undo what was done under the cloak of darkness on 12-23-1913.
Now you understand why Jesus drove the “money changers” (predecessors to bankers) from the temple. We should do the same.
Until next time,