A post appeared on Zerohedge today that had the following introduction:
In response to the bankers and governments’ global rape, pillaging and plundering of people’s assets and freedoms, we are starting a series of essays that we call “The Liberation Essays” in an attempt to educate the masses about the true nature of the global financial system. We will continue to write our essays until we feel we have achieved our goal of education and eventually liberation from the racketeering firms that call themselves Wall Street and Central Banks.
In honor, courage and liberty,
Solon, Lindbergh, and Don Killimunati
I do not know these people or what their qualifications might be. There was no link back to an originating site where other material could be reviewed. I admire their purpose as stated above and their courage. They obviously are passionate about their cause.
Personally, I prefer detached, objective analysis, but perhaps we have reached a point in this country’s history where that is no longer sufficient. Perhaps the only way to galvanize the population as to what is happening is through an approach similar to theirs. There is no doubt where they stand in their conclusion:
In 1984, the US Grace Commission stated, “If fundamental changes are not made in Federal spending, as compared with the fiscal 1983 deficit of $195 billion, a deficit of over ten times that amount, $2 trillion, is projected for the year 2000, only 17 years from now. In that year, the Federal debt would be $13.0 trillion ($160,000 per current taxpayer) and the interest alone on the debt would be $1.5 trillion per year ($18,500 per year per current taxpayer).” Little more than a decade later, inclusive of off-balance sheet, unfunded government liabilities, our deficit now stands at greater than $75 trillion, far worse than even the worst nightmares of the Grace Commission. With future generations buried under a heap of debt before they are born, we must ask ourselves if we are willing to let our future generations be burdened by massive debt. I ask of you, IS THIS FREEDOM? Shall we continue to delude ourselves with false notions of economic recovery sold to us by men that we know have not an ounce of integrity in their bones? And who is being burdened with the false recovery that comes on the backs of trillions of dollars of aid in Asia, the EU and the Republic of America? It is us, our children, our grandchildren and our great-grandchildren. The multi-generational burden of these bailouts is staggering. Today, we must say ENOUGH!
Apparently this person or group intends to do a series of articles similar to this first one. I applaud their efforts and concerns. More citizens should express their outrage openly.
Would I have written the piece differently? Sure. Would my analysis have differed? Yes, but not necessarily in a fashion that would affect the conclusion.
Bravo to Solon and his band. I look forward to their next effort. Others should step to the front and join them. Outrage expressed in words is better than the alternative.