Transforming Money As Debt

To: "Paul Grignon, author and producer Money As Debt Series"
Subject: Ref Money as Debt
From: Zahir Ebrahim | Project
Date: Sat, May 31, 2014 at 11:13 AM
Dear Paul,
We had communicated in the past a while back when I had first watched your MAD-I. I haven't watched the sequel, and I was just pleased to learn that there is now a part-3 as well.
I wanted to pose a question to you. Many of us understand the problem with money. Thanks in part to efforts like yours in modernity. But we have also understood it even as late as the turn of the twentieth century. For instance, I am sure you must have come across Edison's and Ford's proposal to finance Muscle Shoals about a hundred years ago: FORD SEES WEALTH IN MUSCLE SHOALS, Special to the New York Times, Tuesday, December 6, 1921, page 6. Google can find that article in the unlikely event that you haven't seen it.
Meaning, while the latter day generations may not understand the problems, and the powers that be continue to obfuscate the issues, the yesteryear's generations not only understood the web of debt of money coining acutely, but were also powerless to do anything about it. Charles August Lindbergh Sr.'s, United States Congressman from Minnesota, stance against the founding of the FED is well known for those skilled in the arts of deconstructing money. His wikipedia page, to my surprise, even states it openly: “In 1913, he wrote Banking, Currency, and the Money Trust. ... Also in 1917 Lindbergh brought articles of impeachment against members of the Federal Reserve Board including Paul Warburg and William Proctor Gould Harding. Lindbergh charged that the Federal Reserve Board members were involved " a conspiracy to violate the Constitution and laws of the United States...”
So, in fact, the story is as old as humanity, as old as primacy of the sociopaths upon the common man, and specifically in the United States, as old as its founding. Thomas Jefferson's papers verify that.
Modern savants have merely brought that “lost” knowledge to hoi polloi of today.
Well and good.
The problem is not solved by knowledge alone. And that's the real problem. It is a game of power and not platitudes.
I had put the following realistic consideration before virtually all money reformers of modernity, of course none of them ever bother to reply because we understand the reality of many of these most prominent monetary reform advocates. Regardless, the consideration is summed up as follows and is fleshed out in more detail in the two ripostes which are now several years old and still waiting for the integral calculus of power which today, not you and me, but only the now quickly on the wane nation-states can wield at a societal level: [1] The Missing Link of Monetary Reform: How? A challenge to monetary reformers, September 14, 2009 ; [2] Monetary Reform: Who will bell the cat? October 19, 2008.
"Who will bell the cat?
How will the cat be belled?"
The book by Carroll Quigley, Tragedy and Hope, in 1966 asserted that the powers of financial capitalism had all but orchestrated a fait accompli of world government. And that was almost fifty years ago. We can empirically see the truth of that observation. In 2009, Herman Van Rompuy, the EU Council President, in his press conference of November 19 boasted that: “We are living through exceptionally difficult times. Financial crisis and its dramatic impact on employment and budgets, the climate crisis which threatens our very survival --- a period of anxiety, uncertainty, and lack of confidence. Yet these problems can be overcome, by a joint effort, in and between our countries. 2009 is also the first year of Global Governance with the establishment of the G-20 in the middle of financial crisis.” I am sure you are more knowledgeable about this reality of power, of Hegelian Dialectics to wield that power to continually dish back to back mind-fcks to the public mind, than I. Therefore, perhaps, I hope that you can also shed greater light on the issues I have raised.
May I advance the following suggestion: Make MAD-4 focussed exclusively on the HOW problem, and WHO problem, the protocols for overturning corrupt and entrenched powers if you will in some pragmatic way.
The problems are outlined in my ripostes to monetary reform advocates who rather live on in wishful thinking, and in administering platitudes, than come to grips with the reality of the situation. Know thy enemy and know thy self, like Sun Tzu advocated in the Art of War: “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”, and bring both minds and hands, plural of MIT's motto: Mens et Manus, to effectively engineer a societal level, national level, international level, civilizational level How recipe given the presence of the invisible forces which will counter it, rather than pretend that with the people's good intentions for reform, the forces of gravity will suddenly disappear.
I don't mean to discourage you. Only that, practically speaking, after looking at this problem for many years, I see no solution is possible today. The problem is over-constrained. The powers of financial capitalism are too powerful, the mind-fck too ubiquitous, and the reform advocates mostly smoking hope (perhaps even dope, but I don't know that for sure).
All the best,
Zahir Ebrahim
(with minor edits for typos and clarity)

Pragmatic Considerations for Transforming Money As Debt – Letter to Paul Grignon By Zahir Ebrahim

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