This is a highly entertaining 30-minute video of the banks and the current crisis. It is also educational. The Occupy movement has reopened the issue of money, banks, and economics in a significant way. Hopefully, informed discussion will follow…but do watch this video for the fun of it, because it is very well done.
Politically, this bank and money issue could, theoretically unite Occupy protesters with conservatives. Both have libertarian tendencies. Anyone heard of a guy named Ron Paul?
Quote from the video: “To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our choice between economy and liberty or profusion and servitude. I place economy first among the first and most important among Republican virtues and public debt as the greatest of the dangers to be feared. It is incumbant on each generation to pay its own debts as it goes.
“If the American public ever allows private banks to control the issue of their money, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of their property until their children will wake up homeless upon the very continent their fathers conquered. ” – Thomas Jefferson