2014 may well be remembered as the year the police state came out of hiding after it became horribly, abundantly clear that police—the state’s enforcers of its arbitrary, imaginary private property and legal tender laws—are “the law” and as such are free to execute people in the street for what in the past have been considered more or less petty crimes. Of course, I’m referring to the high-profile cases of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
2014 will also be remembered—at least by those of us in the foreclosure fraud community—as the year they started putting those who fight banks behind bars. Here, I’m speaking of two people in particular: Mary McCulley and Karen Rozier, both of whom happened to be fighting US Bank (among others). Despite (or because of) proving fraud on the part of US Bank and being award $6 million in damages, McCulley remains imprisoned while Rozier has been released. But the message being sent by the TPTB and their bought-and-paid-for-judiciary is clear: don’t mess with us or we’ll throw you in the slammer.
The ultimate reason for all this
The real reason for this intensifying police/prison state was revealed earlier this year by the Bank of England: the “loans” banks give us and the “debt” we owe are all totally fake—made up out of thin air. LRM wrote about this extensively this year—here is one excerpt:
It certainly is remarkable that the BoE would come out with this information at this time. This press release/paper is often characterized as “an admission,” but the thing is, this is not new information. It’s never been a secret or been hidden. It just hasn’t been taught in school. In fact, as discussed here, the BoE admits quite openly that there is a “long literature” on the fact that money is created out of thin air and that school textbooks which say it isn’t are incorrect.
And this is what I was trying to get at in my earlier post, titled “Bank Says: If You Believe Banks Lend Deposits, You Are Wrong.” We have been purposely misled about money creation. We have been purposely trained to think that banks lend deposits and/or the bank’s own, pre-existing money and that therefore we have a duty and–their favorite word–an “obligation” to pay it back. It is this mistaken belief that has caused the financial crisis and this belief that threatens to drag the United States, if not the entire world, into financial ruin.
More and more people are becoming aware of this state of affairs—that not only are the so-called 99% being impoverished despite being the most productive workers in history, the money that is being hoarded by the 1%–and used to enslave us in debt to them–is created entirely out of thin air. And so the iron fist of the police state has been pulled out of the velvet glove of our “democratic”/”free market” society—because the cat’s out of the bag. The jig is up.
Hopefully this trend will reverse in 2015 and those who are behind the prison/police state will be the ones who wind up behind bars…until that happens, enjoy this collection of LRM memes created and shared in the past year set to a pastoral version of “Auld Lang Syne”!”
Stay tuned for 2015! And Happy New Year!
Here’s the kind of data I was referring to when I said above–admittedly with some hyperbole–“the most productive workers in history”: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/09/08/nearly-one-third-of-the-american-labor-force-works-on-the-weekend/. Robert Reich summed up the findings in this article thusly: “According to new research, the average US workweek is 41 hours, 3 hours. That’s longer than it is in Britain, Germany, France, Spain, or the Netherlands. The average American worker puts in 1,800 hours a year, more than any other wealthy country, even Japan, and is much more likely to work at night and on weekends.
Our problem isn’t not enough work. It’s that those who are working put in too much work, at lousy wages.”