Monday, January 23, 2012
There is no Democracy without Gold money
Money in the form of gold and silver coin was the foundation of Greek Democracy. Money was invented in about 650 BCE, in the Black Sea Region of modern day Turkey. Think classical Troy. By 550 it had spread and was in wide use throughout ancient Greece. Before gold and silver coinage all money was owned and controlled by the Priest/King. This was true from Mesopotamia to Egypt to the Fertile Crescent to Ancient Greece and Crete.
The Priest/King controlled the Temple where goods were stored and all private transactions were recorded and sanctioned by the Priest/King and his Royal/Priestly family. Inter-nation transactions settled in metals were administered and negotiated by the Priest/King and his representatives. There was private enterprise but on a tiny scale, and settled through barter.
The invention of coinage made it possible for the first time in history for private citizens to control their own private transactions. Land and goods could be sold and bought without the sanction of the Priest/king. Private citizens for the first time became so empowered that they were able to depose the entire system of Priest/kings and replace it with Demos-Kratos: Power to the Private Citizen: Democracy.
This is a matter of historical fact. It is something that was studied by those famous "Founding Fathers of American Democracy" and it is the major reason that those "Founding Fathers" decreed that money could ONLY be Gold and Silver coinage. They understood that as soon as the Banking System controlled the issuance of Paper Money the system of Democracy was destroyed. As soon as the Banks controlled the issuance of paper money, all wealth would become distributed and controlled by a new Priest/King class of bankers.
It is precisely for this reason the Thomas Jefferson wrote: " The central bank is an institution of the most deadly hostility existing against the Principles and form of our Constitution....Bankers are more dangerous than standing armies......(and) if the American people allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and CORPORATIONS that will grow up around them will deprive the People of all their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered."
Yet the only candidate who understands this, Ron Paul, is routinely ridiculed by those pretending to support of the vision of the Founding Fathers. Why? Because they, like everybody else in politics are owned by the banks.
One day, not so long from now, the vision of the founding fathers will be revealed to be accurate. And when it is, you'd better own some gold.