Thursday, January 31, 2008

International Strike April 15th 2008

Scheduled OutRage

The Most Important Video on the Internet

Two thousand years ago a Roman senator suggested that all slaves wear white armbands to better identify them. "No" said a wiser senator, "if they see how many of them there are they might revolt."

April 15th 2008: Don't buy anything. Wear a white wristband. Remove most or all of your money for a couple of days around the strike.

Interviewer: The 20 dollar bill. A friend of mine remarked that it looked like a coupon. It made me think how abstract money really is. It's no longer a certificate that you can redeem for its value in silver or gold, it's just some kind of arbitrary credit that you have in your bank account. Obviously if there is a belief in the monetary system that keeps it afloat.
Robert Anton Wilson: If everybody went to the bank and took out their money the whole system would collapse. Because the banks are allowed by law to loan 8 times as much as they have on deposit, that's considered safe because it's unlikely that everybody will go in and take their money all at once. (Though they habitually loan a lot more.)

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning."
Henry Ford

"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberty than standing armies."
Thomas Jefferson


Anonymous said...

Really No comments? Wow its no wonder this corrupt system still controls the US and by means of that power is extremely influential to the rest of the planet. Stand up for your rights guys... no one else will.

dedroidify said...

This blog is still in baby-phase so I guess comments will take a while anyway ;)

Anonymous said...

RAW in Prometheus Rising called money/currency 'bio-survival tickets'. I also like the comparison of the 20 dollar bill with a coupon in the article. If you change the word money to bio-survival tickets in your thinking you get a whole new way of thinking about it. It's kind of a nice paradigm shift, because I seem to be spending less and less tickets on stuff I don't need. I think "Do I need this thing to survive? No? Then I won't spend my survival tickets on it."