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COMMENTARY · 15th October 2011
Merv Ritchie
As a writer it is frustrating to see the misdirected anger of all the citizens of the world as they engage in these “Occupy” protest gatherings. The failure of the media makes this a tragedy. The answers are so simple one would think they could address it. We have numerous times.

Most of us grew up wanting to appear smart. At least we didn't want to be laughed at. And this is what happened to children that used the wrong word or mispronounced a word. Ridicule was what people of the western world feared most. That is what all of us witnessed or experienced during early school life. What many of us did was learn some good words and use them to fit in. Many of us got very good at it. Those that did got better jobs and higher society friends. It is the words, the language that has this whole “Occupy” situation completely derailed.

Today many media journalists continue to spew the jargon they are taught as if they understood it. Fractional reserve, fiscal deficit, hedge fund, credit default swap, sub-prime mortgage, austerity measures, depression and recession, all of these are spoken with eloquence and sincerity. The listener, you perhaps, wouldn’t want to admit you had no idea what these things really meant but, to avoid ridicule accept them all, along with every other financial term of gobbledygoop. Now there’s a term everyone understands.

Along with the jargon we have the many upstanding “respected” organizations. The IMF (International Monetary Fund), the World Bank, the Federal Reserve, the WTO (World Trade Organization) and many more spawned by the UN (United Nations) like the G20 and the G8. These are all spoken about with eloquence and sincerity just like the financial jargon.

To challenge these “respected” clubs and those who use these words is to challenge their status. They have spent their entire lives learning how and when to use the right words, regardless of their true knowledge. They have been selected, appointed, elected and promoted simply due to the proper application of the language. Yes there is more to it, but at a primary base level, those who cannot use the words in the right application will never succeed. And most of those who do succeed, journalists and politicians, haven’t a clue. But they do like the parties, the wages and the influential gatherings. They are all traitors to the common working man and women.

Most recently the Main Stream Media have been consumed with repeating two words joined together, “Sovereign Debt”. They love this term, it rolls off the tongue quite nicely. It sounds good too. Don’t they sound like they know something? It is a hogwash term.

There is nothing “Sovereign” about “Debt”.

Debt is about the rejection of Sovereignty.

When you are in debt to the bank with your home mortgage, who owns your home?

When you buy a car and take out a loan, who owns the car?

The first time I heard the term Sovereign Debt I almost jumped out of my chair. I wanted to kick the TV.

And this is what everybody is so pissed about. The elected governments have abdicated their duty and allowed others to print and control their money. And controlling your money is your sovereignty.

As independent nations we could print, circulate and control our money (currency). The only difficulty arrives when we want to buy or sell with another country that has their own currency.

Previously this is what the gold standard was all about. Gold was used as the standard on which to base all the countries money systems. Whatever your countries money could buy in gold was the exchange used with whatever the other countries money could buy in gold.

Today there are only international Sovereignty manipulators. As the lead organization for this small group of families, the IMF orders a subject country how to conduct their national affairs. This is what “Austerity Measures” means. The IMF has ordered a nation (Greece today) to rob the people of all their good work and savings. They can do this because, like a junkie, the nation needs more debt and has no sovereignty.

Any, actually every, mathematician can tell you that continued interest charged on borrowed money will ultimately lead to destitution. Heck, it is even written in the oldest book known to man. Moses and Jesus knew that. The third and fifth chapters of the bible stated it; Leviticus and Deuteronomy. Deuteronomy states the problem in very clear terms. This was written long before Jesus so at that time there were no Christians, every reference to “us” is regarding the Israelites.

Dt 23:19 – Do not charge your brother interest, whether on money or food or anything else that may earn interest.

But wait for it, here is the kicker, the next line.

Dt 23:20 – You may charge a foreigner interest but not a brother Israelite, so that the Lord your God may bless you in everything you put your hand to in the land you are entering to possess.

This has nothing to do with the Bible or God. It has everything to do with the knowledge on charging interest. It will ultimately lead to the lender owning everything. That is why it was forbidden for the Israelites to charge any Israelite interest. It was against the highest law ever known to man. And for some reason our greatest minds, the IMF, the World Bank, all leaders and politicians can’t seem to figure it out.

In 1215 AD the Barons and Peasants tried to address this problem with the Magna Carta. The Pope ruled that out of order and the charging of interest, “compound interest” was fair game.

Once again we find ourselves facing a revolution in the streets. Just like 1215 Britain. Poverty and destitution abounds yet our leaders and speakers continue to speak eloquently.

The IMF continues to lend more money while telling the governments to cut back on everything that provides for a decent social life and a decent society. For some unknown reason they still believe this will solve everything. They have already robbed all the savings, pension funds and national infrastructure. There is almost nothing left.

There is only one way out of this mess; a Government of the Nation that works strictly for the Nation. To do this we must, it is imperative, have a secret ballot in all government houses on every measure, every law, and every bill to be passed. Today those who are elected are obligated to stand up and openly vote how they are told. They swear an oath to the Crown and they obey or get sanctioned and kicked out. We must not allow our elected representatives, those who we select from among our friends and neighbours to be subjected to this.

And secondly we must, as a nation, print and control our own currency.

It is that simple.

The problem with being in the media, being a writer, is we need to produce something new every time we write. The reader doesn’t want to hear the same thing over and over again.

But this is the only story that needs to be told. It should be on the front pages everyday. Every elected politician should be repeating it. It is the only solution and it was known thousands of years ago. Why should we allow those who charge interest to take over possession of everything? As it states in Deuteronomy 23:20 – You may charge a foreigner interest but not a brother Israelite, so that the Lord your God may bless you in everything you put your hand to in the land you are entering to possess.

One must look at why we are not being informed. Where do the majority of the people get their information? The Main Stream Media. Who owns the Main Stream Media? Those who are lending the money at interest perhaps? Who will, absolutely, without doubt, possess everything.

Just think; Canada has more mineral resources under its soil; Gold, Oil, Gas, Copper, Uranium, Potash, Moly, etc etc, than almost every Nation on the planet. Just why are we in debt to anyone?

Occupy nothing but Sovereignty.
Exactly right
Comment by Kim on 17th October 2011
You have hit the nail square on the head Merv, it's sovereignty we need to own! Sharing your thoughts...
history rewrites itself
Comment by BrownBread on 16th October 2011
The current situation is not something that is new or unheard of. Many times in the recent 2000 years have societies been at a threshold of debt, running inflation and very often or mostly was it driven by an inequality of wealth distribution. What happened then was a cut, a return to zero with a top to bottom redistribution of wealth. This could be achieved by higher taxes for the wealthy and parallel the defaulting of government bonds. For European's this scenario is much fresher in mind and 2 government's in Europe have just declared the banking system in its current form, as enemy of the state. Defaulting has a cleansing effect and gives the majority of society room to breath and the underlying consensus of the Occupy movement, is that the time is nigh for this default. There are always 2 possibilities of pursuing such drastic political changes - government's proactively drive these changes themselves, or the people and their movements and revolutions will drive it for them. The latter seems more likely at the moment.
"Communism lost"
Comment by blocky bear on 16th October 2011
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, a sage offered that Capitalism won, but what did they win? I think we are in the throes of experiencing this. Pretty much a mess! d.b.