DON'T BE SO DUMB,
By: SR Shearer
Dumb happens; but don't let it
happen to you by listening to FOX NEWS
The other day I received an email from a very confused reader
- the kind that Paul the Apostle referred to as a purveyor of
"Old Wives Fables" (1 Timothy 4:7) - in this connection, "myths"
spread by FOX NEWS and other conservative media outlets.
She wrote us in connection to a recent email we sent out to
all our subscribers urging them not to lose their perspective
as to America's preeminent position in the world today; a perspective
the elites would rather you not hold because it helps reveals
the identity of Babylon the Great:
"You are saying that because the
US is militarily the world's most powerful nation that other
countries cannot over-power us in any way?"
[Please see our articles, "The
American Empire: In Search of Babylon" and "A
Dreadful Nation; an Overflowing Scourge."]
I assume she had reference to the following graph that appeared
in the article she was talking about which reported on the military
expenditures of the world's leading military powers - a graph
that clearly shows that the US spends more on its military establishment
than all the rest of the nations on earth COMBINED.
Budget figure for the US (above) does not include funds for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
She continued her RANT:
"Our economy is tanking. How can
the military over-power the bankers of the world? Will the
new Bancor take over as the world's reserve currency and if
so how can we maintain our military if our money is worthless?
One is pure brute force the other holds the world's
commodities. Which will over power which?"
is the name of the supranational currency that John Maynard
Keynes was conceptualizing in the years 1940-42 and which
the United Kingdom proposed to introduce after the Second
World War. This newly created supranational currency should
then be used in international trade as a unit of account
within a multilateral barter clearing system - the International
Clearing Union - which would also have to be newly found.
The Bancor was to be backed by barter and its value expressed
in weight of gold. However, this
British proposal of introducing a supranational currency
could not prevail against the interests of the United
States, which then at the Bretton Woods conference established
the U.S. dollars as the world's key currency, a
fact that sealed the fate of the British Empire.
Since the outbreak of the financial crisis in 2008
Keynes' proposal has been "picked up" again by Zhou Xiaochuan,
the governor of the People's Bank of China and Russia's
President, Dmitri Medvedev.
Zhou Xiaochuan, the governor of the People's
Bank of China and Russia's President, Dmitri Medvedev
Of course, it's not without reason that the world
(specifically, Russia and China - and, to a lesser degree,
Europe) chaff's under the straight-jacket imposed on them
by the dollar's position as the world's "reserve
currency;" it gives the U.S. virtual SOLE control
over world trade. The other countries of the world can
make suggestions as to the direction the world economy
should take, but in the end their proposals are just that:
SUGGESTIONS. It's the U.S. that makes the rules - and
it can do so by fiat if it so chooses.
Nonetheless, to "ninnies" and "know-nothings,"
the proposals by Xiaochuan and Medvedev seemed to indicate
that the era of U.S. world domination is coming to an
These proposals were met with not a little snickering
in Washington, and in the face of that snickering, all
talk concerning this matter was quietly dismissed at yesterday's
G-20 conference - AND NOT WITHOUT REASON.
The facts of the matter lay bare the absurdity of
China's and Russia's proposal. For example, China's economy
today is less than one-fifth the size of the U.S. economy
- indeed, it is a little less than the size of California's
economy. Russia's economy is even smaller: it is less
than one-tenth the size of the U.S. economy. Even the
E.U. - taken together, fails to match the size of the
American economy. And insofar as Japan is concerned, her
economy is about a third the size of the U.S. economy.
And exactly who among these nations is going to force
the U.S. to give up its role as world hegemon? - A simple
glance at the facts of the matter should be sufficient
to end such ambitions, no matter whose ambitions we are
I assume by all this, she believes that money trumps guns in
this world; she has very evidently "bought into" another myth:
"He who has the gold makes the rules."
HAS THE BIGGEST AND 'BADDEST' GUNS WILL ROB THE BANK,
KILL THE BANKERS AND TAKE ALL THE GOLD FOR HIMSELF."
But that's absolutely not true: The truth of the matter is,
"HE WHO HAS THE BIGGEST AND BADDEST GUNS TAKES ALL THE GOLD
FOR HIMSELF." And the US can do that in a micro-second if
it wishes. [Please see our DVD, "Greed
She went on to say:
"I just heard about what economic
collapse is going to mean to the average American and it's
going to result in rioting and civil unrest. What can an average
American do? Would American military power keep us from falling
That's assuming, of course, that the elites would let things
go this far; that they are not laying the groundwork right
now for the construction of a POLICE-STATE that would
put things right for them, and insure a fascist-like stability
in the United States. [Please see our article, "What
Is Fascism;" please also see our article, "Understanding
What You Will Be Facing during the Tribulation."]
She has very evidently "bought into" two myths that the elites
- MYTH 1: That the US is about to be displaced
as the world's preeminent economic power, which - as the following
graph clearly shows is just that - a myth:
The future home of those who rebel against what the
elites are up to
GROSS DOMESTIC ECONOMY
||32% of U.S. economy
||22% of U.S. economy
||20% of U.S. economy
||17% of U.S. economy
||16% of U.S. economy
||14% of U.S. economy
||9% of U.S. economy
||9% of U.S. economy
||8% of U.S. economy
||7% of U.S. economy
- MYTH 2: That the U.S. is about to go bankrupt
- a myth being purveyed by FOX NEWS and the neo-conservatives;
and that, as a result, the U.S. budget deficit must be drastically
reduced so that global bond investors (meaning China, Japan,
and the EU) do not threaten the economy by "calling in" the
loans they have made to the US government.
These myths are being purveyed by the elites because they are
desperate to re-coup the losses they suffered in the recent recession/depression
which collapsed their world-wide economic PONZI PYRAMID,
and they intend to re-coup these losses by squeezing the money
out of average people by slashing social spending that benefits
the Middle Class and the poor. [Please see our very prescient
1998 article, "Ponzi Schemes,
the Investment Craze, and the End of Days."]
Squeezing the money out of average people
WE BEGIN TO GET AN IDEA
OF WHAT'S HAPPENING ...
We begin to get an idea of what's occurring when we ask the
question, as economist Shamus Cooke does:
"Who exactly are the bondholders that working people must
sacrifice their social programs for? The media would like
us to focus exclusive attention on China, and other 'foreign'
investors. But, as usual, the enemy is closer to home.
"The biggest holder of U.S. debt is the U.S. Federal Reserve.
The amount of money the Federal Reserve 'loaned' to the U.S.
government has skyrocketed during the Great Recession, due
in no small part to the multiple bank/corporate bailouts of
AIG, Bear Stearns, and other entities. To this day, the amount
of money the Fed has squandered on guaranteeing the bad loans
of Wall Street banks remains a state secret, although rumored
to be in the trillions of dollars.
"The second largest holder of U.S. debt is a mixed group
of U.S. corporate entities, super rich individuals, and other
forms of rich investor groups. This group has grown in size
since the start of the recession, when they fled from the
risky stock market for safer investments in U.S. Treasury
debt. The New York Times explains:
'Bond traders surfed the global liquidity wave, buying
up government debt all over the world in the view that,
just as most big banks were too big to fail, so were sovereign
economies, no matter how crushing their fiscal picture'."
(December 14, 2009).
IT'S NOT CHINA OR JAPAN,
IT'S THE AMERICAN ELITES
It turns out, then, that it's not really China, Japan nor the
EU that are the real holders of US bonds, but the American elites.
enough, it's not in the interest of the American elites to let
ordinary Americans in on their scam, so they have - through
FOX NEWS and other conservative news outlets - bent every
effort to deflect the wrath of the American public off of them
and on to China, Japan, etc. [Again, we urge you to see our
DVD, "Greed Is Good"
to get an idea of the role China plays in all of this.]
And, again, how, exactly, do these elites intend
to redeem these bonds? - they intend to focus exclusively on
de-funding Social Security and Medicare, while
ignoring the far more important causes resulting from engaging
in multiple wars [aimed at shoring up the American New World
Order System], running a huge defense budget, bestowing extremely
generous tax breaks on the rich and allowing corporate taxes
to steadily decline.
"In short, the wealthy people who owned the banks [that bought
the bonds] ... are now demanding that their taxpayer-funded
investment be made safe by slashing social programs.
"To accomplish this, Social Security and Medicare are being
targeted by the Deficit Commission. Former Federal Reserve
chairman Alan Greenspan recently said that the recommendations
from Obama's deficit commission were inevitable:
'The only question is, is it before or after a bond market
crisis? Because there's no alternative'." (Rueters, November
THE ELITES: Slurping up the remaining 29% of
the nation's wealth.
Getting back to the person who sent us the email parroting
the FOX NEWS "take" on what's happening in the world
today, she is - whether she realizes it or not - doing nothing
but adding to the confusion of the moment. She is EXACTLY
the kind of "rube" that the elites are looking for: A Christian
(so-called) who - when rioting does break out in the streets
because of high unemployment and homelessness - will "Praise
the Lord" when the troops are called out to quell the disturbances.
The police: Doing the Lord's work.
We need your help to spread the word concerning Antipas Ministries and the
eschatological viewpoint it represents; WE NEED YOUR
HELP BECAUSE WE DO NOT "LINK" WITH OTHER SO-CALLED "CHRISTIAN"
WEBSITES which are, for the most part, "in the tank"
insofar as their loyalty to the United States is concerned
- a loyalty that has made them partners in the BLOODY
trail the American military has left in its TERROR-RIDDEN
rampage throughout the world, as well as making them partners
in the abject poverty that American corporations have
imposed on the peoples and nations the American military
machine has ravaged - A BLOODY, TERROR-RIDDEN RAMPAGE
THAT HAS TO A LARGE DEGREE BEEN CARRIED OUT IN THE NAME
OF THE "PRINCE OF PEACE." [Please see our articles,
"The Third World
as a Model for the New World Order," Inside
the American New World Order System" and "The
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