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Internet Martyr Aaron Swartz is Immortalized in Film

January 30, 2015


Must-see documentary tells the story
of charismatic champion of freedom.

Unjust laws exist;
shall we be content to obey them,
or shall we endeavor to amend them
and obey them until we have succeeded,
or shall we transgress them at once?

--Henry David Thoreau

by Henry Makow Ph.D.

A reader, Mary Lynn,
tipped me to a documentary The Internet's Own Boy, (2014) written and directed by Brian Knappenberger, and released last summer, 17 months after Aaron's suicide Jan 11, 2013. 

For some mysterious reason, this wonderful two-hour documentary did not get the media hype or word of mouth it deserved, and bombed in theatrical release. It is now available for free on YouTube which perhaps is appropriate given Aaron's work and its Kickstarter funding.

 Aaron's  suicide at the age of 26 was a tragic mistake.  Many people believe he was murdered but that is true only in an indirect sense. The film makes it clear that he was a highly-strung young genius who was depressed by criminal charges against him.

Swartz easily could have turned his trial into a cause celebre and used it to advance the cause. He had already helped engineer an unprecedented nation-wide outcry that stopped a bill restricting Internet freedom. He could easily have done the same for himself. His Internet freedom lobby, Demand, had 1.5 million members. His supporters were Obama voters, and ultimately, the President would have had to intervene with the Dept. of Justice.

Swartz got mired in a legal morass. He was spending millions on his legal defence. He should have dismissed his lawyers and stood on principle.

The principle was freedom of information. He had committed an act of civil disobedience. He believed that knowledge funded by the public should not be sold for profit by private corporations. He had downloaded millions of scholarly publications from the JSTOR archives at MIT, which he had intended to release for free. 

Heymann.jpgHe was charged with computer crime punishable by 30 years in prison and a million dollar fine. The government, led by prosecutor Stephen Heymann, wanted to make an example of him as a deterrent. This was a time when Wikileaks and Bradley Manning were in the news. Information had to be protected.

Swartz had thrown down the gauntlet in his "Guerrilla Open Access Manifesto."  Information is power. Mankind's scholarly knowledge should not be controlled by private corporations for profit. "There is no justice in following unjust laws. It's time to come into the light and, in the grand tradition of civil disobedience, declare our opposition to this private theft of public culture."

The documentary was made with the cooperation of the Swartz  family and includes interviews with his parents, brothers, girlfriends and colleagues. Perhaps the most heartwarming aspect of the film are the home movies of Aaron as a child and teenage prodigy. When Internet experts demanded to know why this brilliant forum interlocutor didn't show up at events, Aaron had to confess his mother wouldn't let him. He was only 14!

The documentary is also notable as a portrait of true Jewish idealism, the genuine desire to make the world a better place that has been perverted and exploited by the Illuminati bankers.  It's ironic that people so smart and decent also can be so easily duped (i.e. Communism, liberalism, feminism, homosexuality.)

And that also applies to Aaron's fate. He had demonstrated the power of the Internet to rouse millions of people to a political cause. Yet he failed to use this power to save himself.

Another Review


Everyone in the truth movement should see the internet tribute to Aaron Swartz, entitled The Internet's Own Boy.  That boy was a hero, and heroes don't come our way often in this life.  I was touched to see how he could just never be happy or satisfied in the narrow constraints of earthly education, even in its supposedly finest institutions.  He knew there was more, he knew there was better, and he knew he could access it, and then share it with everyone else!  It was in his heart to share truth and knowledge with every other seeker, and to make it available to all.

What is our life but information?  Aaron was all about making information, the truth that sets us free, available to all, without charge.  He was a visionary and perhaps way too idealistic for this world, but, wasn't Our Lord, another fine young Jewish man hounded and harassed by the establishment of His day, also a visionary and an idealist?  Both thought that idealism was possible and attainable, even is such a fallen world as ours has been, particularly in the last century, which some wag recently characterized as a huge mistake!   

Our job is simply to continue on in the path they laid out for us, and that we will do.  

Before I got the truth from the likes of Henry Makow, Des Griffin, Michael Collins Piper, Ed Hendrie, other visionaries and truth tellers, I was stuck in the establishment's religion and the establishment's veiled sense of history--and stuck there for forty-six years.  The truth, available to me only over the internet, because the churches, the universities, the media and the book publishers were all bulwarks and founts of the establishment's narrow and confined mind set, set me free to know the truth!  And it was to be found ONLY on the internet and via the brave men and women who posted it there.  
Thank God for the Internet and those who have lived and died to keep it free!

Aaron was all about letting the truth about EVERYTHING be set free, from dark cloisters and the dark hallways of power, lies, greed and deception.  He saw a new world coming, and it is ours, if we continue to fight for it, stand for it, and speak for it.  If anyone exemplified, understood, and lived out the Constitution and the rights it enabled us to have, it was this young man and his colleagues who fought to keep the internet free and viable for us all.  

Let us not forget him.  In seeing this documentary, we can see his father, his brothers, and his friends, and see the love and honor and respect they all held for this exceptional young man.  For those of us who've never had the privilege of meeting or knowing Jewish Americans in our lifetimes, it is perhaps a chance to see the best of them, and the amazing love and humility and kindness that seems to pervade their lives and can even be seen shining preciously from their faces.  

God bless Aaron Swartz and his family and loved ones, forever.....

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Comments for "Internet Martyr Aaron Swartz is Immortalized in Film"

Robert K said (January 30, 2015):

Luke 8:17: "For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open." In these days of the Internet, this prediction, promise, is being realized. Even the savage mistreatment of Aaron Swartz operates as a revelation of the depraved character of people at the highest levels of society.

Adrian said (January 30, 2015):

Aaron Swartz was charismatic and intelligent.
Combined with his knowledge of technology he could potentially roadblock any freedom reduction measures of the elite. A recent case being calls to do away with the privacy network "Tor" on the basis it "80% harbors terrorists and pedophiles".

It being dead easy for spooks to fake suicide, I would not have used the term suicide so absolutely in the article. Apparent suicide or
"suicide" are much more likely.

Below- Social Credit- A Simple Explanation (scroll down)

"Jewish" Control - A Fait Accompli 125 Years Ago

January 29, 2015

La Civiltà Cattolica (Italian for Catholic Civilization) is a periodical published without interruption by the Jesuits in Rome, Italy since 1850 and is among the oldest of Catholic Italian periodicals. All of the journals articles are the collective responsibility of the entire "college" even if published under a single author's name. It is the only one to be directly supervised by the Secretariat of State of the Holy See and to receive its approval before being published.

An 1890 article in an official 
Vatican publication
puts the NWO in perspective. 

by Henry Makow Ph.D

We need to go back to 1890 to understand what has taken place. An article in the official Vatican periodical La Civilta Cattolica dated 23 Oct. 1890 reveals how Catholics perceived Jews 125 years ago. The article confirms that humanity has been colonized by a satanic cult, Cabalist Judaism, using Freemasonry, which is Jewish Cabala for Gentiles.  Society is indeed  "satanically possessed." 

Our political and cultural leadership are "straw men" -- fronts for the Cabalist (i.e. Illuminati Jewish) central bankers. This is why our "leaders" are such perverts and non-entities. To ensure they toe the line, they are filmed in compromising sexual situations. To ensure the whole rotten structure doesn't collapse, the bankers have erected a police state, using terrorism (which they instigate) as a pretext. "Democracy" is an elaborate charade.

Multiculturalism and diversity, feminism and homosexuality, Muslim and Latin in-migration are employed to divide and destabilize. Most people are willing to "go along to get along", to collaborate in their own enslavement.  

Success generally depends on support for the Judeo Masonic (Illuminati) world government agenda.  Ordinary Jews are not aware of this agenda. Jews and non-Jews alike suffer from a false consciousness, although they don't know it.  


The 1890 article begins by decrying the "invasion of Israelites into every sector of public and social life" in Europe and Russia. Christians are rallying to stop "the spread of this plague" and "its most pernicious consequences."  

"Once having acquired absolute civil liberty and equality in every sphere with Christians and the nations, the dam which previously had held back the Hebrews was opened for them, and in short time, like a devastating torrent, they penetrated and cunningly took over everything: gold, trade, the stock market, the highest appointments in political administrations, in the army and in diplomacy; public education, the press, everything fell into their hands or into the hands of those who were inevitably depending upon them....the very laws and institutions of the states hinders Christian society from shedding the yoke of Hebrew audacity, imposed under the guise of liberty." 

The article clearly establishes the malevolent intentions of the Jewish leadership. The people crying "hate" are in fact the real haters. They aim for "the extermination of Christian civilization" which 125 years later has nearly been accomplished.   The Talmud views all non-Jews as subhuman, i.e. beasts.  Jews see themselves as "the highest race of mankind"  entitled to "lay claim to all the wealth of the universe..." Their Messiah must be "a great conqueror who puts the nations under the yoke of the Jews." (This is where Christ failed.)

The Talmud "teaches that an Israelite is more pleasing to God than the angels of paradise; that to strike a Jew is to strike God..." 

Ordinary Jews like myself know nothing of the Talmud and do not share these views. However I suspect they do inform the NWO agenda which is to manage humanity like a modern factory farmer raises cattle.

The article ascribes anti Semitism to this demented Jewish megalomania, their immorality and "insatiable appetite for enriching themselves via usury..."


How to defend Christian civilization when all social institutions -- government, media, education and the economy-- have been taken over by the Illuminati Jewish bankers and their Freemason agents? The Hebrews "are a plague on Christian society."  War against them is justified. Unfortunately the Christian lacks the necessary means and ruthlessness. He doesn't wish to "resort to bloodshed." 

The author argues Jewish wealth should be confiscated: "It is absolutely legitimate...for the plundered nation to recover the ill gotten gains from the thieves...Gold is the most powerful weapon by which the Jews exterminate religion and oppress the people has at least the right to seize this weapon from them." 

Jews should be considered foreigners and not allowed to own farmland, which is fast falling into their hands. But they could still own urban property. He contemplates expelling all Jews as a solution.

The author recognizes that not all Hebrews are "thieves, cheats, usurers, Freemasons, cads and corrupters of customs...a certain number are not complicit in the trickeries of the others. How could these innocents be "included in the punishment?" The author cites counter arguments that the urgency of the situation justifies overcoming all moral qualms. 

Then he does an about-face and says: " Even supposing that the remedy of universal banishment of the Hebrews was feasible now, it would not accord with the Roman Church's way of thinking and acting." 

(left, Free speech for Masonic Jews -i.e. Charlie Hebdo -but not for their critics. Australian newspaper forced to apologize for this cartoon.)

We have seen that an "anti-Jewish Conference" of Christian notables held in 1882 conceded that there is no remedy. The Civilta Cattolica also concedes it is a "practical impossibility" as long as our governments are under Jewish control:

"Heaven's chosen instrument for punishing the degenerate Christianity of our time is the Hebrews," he says. Europe will become "one single huge plantation exploited by the Jews through the labor and sweat of the Christians reduced to slavery." 

This vision of the New World Order is 125 years old!


The only way to fight the "plague" would have been to imitate the tactics of the Freemasons and Masonic Jews. Obviously this was "not in accord of the Roman Church's ways of thinking and acting." 

"Anti Semites" have always made the mistake of blaming all Jews in a racist fashion thereby forcing them to act as human shields for the Cabalist bankers. The bankers even sponsor anti Semitism to manipulate their "lesser brethren" in this fashion. Despite appearances, Jews are not homogeneous. Opponents of Masonic Jewish domination should focus on the leadership. And because of Freemasonry, expelling all Jews would make no difference. Society as a whole has completely embraced Jewish banker control. It has bitten the apple. 

As the bankers consolidate their new world order, we face a precarious future. Russia is openly threatening nuclear war. Russia was content to allow Ukraine to be neutral, and to support it. But the Neo Con Jews overthrew the Ukrainian President and caused the present civil war. They are probably responsible for the drop in the price of oil as a form of economic warfare. This is having dire consequence for many countries. I'm not sure if Russia's resistance to Jewish domination isn't a charade to justify world war. Either way, the Illuminati Jewish banker agenda portends a dismal future for mankind. 

"Heaven's chosen instrument for punishing the degenerate Christianity of our time is the Hebrews." 

Professor Fired Over Anti Israel Tweet Sues (Remember when universities were about freedom of inquiry and expression?
This is an example of how Illuminati Jews are behind tyranny.)

First Comment from Lynda

The La Civilta Cattolica essay neglects to mention usury - forbidden by the Church, a prohibition traditionally more honoured in the breech by Catholic princes and nobility.
The Christendom of nations was a polity of nation [ethno] states founded upon the Church.  These nations were baptized populations.  When these states removed themselves from the Church as the basis of the social order (the Reformation) or were revolutionized and the Church and state forcibly separated (beginning with the French Revolution inaugurated 1779) - then the state no longer was bound to rule, legislate and adjudicate upon the basis of the faith, morals and the principles of Catholic social teaching.
By the time of the publication of this essay (1890), the Grand Orient (Red Masonry) had already plunged the former City States of the Italian peninsula into a bloodbath and 'unified' Italy under Masonic order.  The Pope (Leo XIII) was a prisoner in the Vatican and he wrote a very famous encyclical on Freemasonry: Humanum Genus.
The Christendom knew the Classics well.  Aristotle wrote that money [ the issue of currency ] is determined by law.  It issues (or is issued ) by a sovereignty.  The material values of goods and services are monetized (quantified) for the purpose of ordering an economy - from the Grk word oekonomikos - a household.  Our word for money derives from the word 'nomos' - law.  Aristotle wrote in these terms. Because money comes from law, Aristotle was not under the illusion that it comes from anything with 'intrinsic' value.  He wrote specifically against usury.
In the Christendom, the Jews were prohibited from usury by law.  But as a tribal collective hostile to the Christian nation state,  they built wealth over many centuries - by grinding their common and poorer members so that their elite could engage in usury with the Catholic nobility. And they did. The tyranny of the rabbinate over the people is a subject of common knowledge even today.  The film, A Serious Man, goes right into this historical fact in a modern setting. 
The only way the former Christian nation states are going to recover their governments is to return to the order upon which those states were founded in the first place: the Church.  Then they must forbid usury to everyone - without exception.  And that law must be strictly enforced.  The sovereignty of the state must create and spend (not loan) the currency issue into the economy of the population.  The government will gain a profit through some medium of taxation upon the economy that grows from the currency issue, but system of social credit should undergird the economy for the poor and those who labour is made redundant. 
Where Christians must think with the Church and be ruthless in the defense of souls is in political will.  They must lock the gates to Dante's entire 9th circle of hell - assigned exclusively to the usurers and sodomites. There is a real connection between these sins crying to heaven for vengeance, sins which deny life, livelihood and posterity to souls. 
In the real Divine Comedy of world and time, God allows - merely allows - the Jews to have a lot of power over post Christian populations. 
Before you can have a Christian nation state you must have a baptised nation.  And the former nation states of baptised populations are now post Christian, post modern, post everything populations that have thoroughly collaborated in becoming anti-Christ. They have welcomed the Jewish revolutionary spirit with open arms.  And they became persecutors of the holy Christian faith; theirs is a persecuting infidelity. But now that the Jews have it all over them and they are paying through the nose and every other orifice, they are crying 'foul' and cultivating a backlash based on their own version of racial supremacy.  Good luck with that.  Even the Arayan racial supremacy of the Nazis (about which much ado) was only ever a slave's flattery of the Talmud.
Non Christian populations have always lived in the former Christian nation states but they were not permitted to hold offices in the state itself or positions of influence in its culture or gain adherents.  In England there are families and clans that did not accept baptism with their fellow ethnics back in 500 AD;  they lived the old ways then and they live the old ways now.  They were outside the Christian law of the nation state that became England, Scotland, Ireland,.  But they were a small minority.  Now they are a majority in a population that, as they would say in the old tongue are 'Ni laidh, ni littir' - without song or letter.
I agree with the author. The short term prospects of humanity are rather catastrophic.because those who are anti-Christ are against nature and God. There is nothing for it.  But God specialises in eucatastrophes and happy endings.  This is not to say He will not make a full end of his enemies with special FX and focus upon apostates who have uncrowned Him. 

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Henry Makow received his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Toronto in 1982. He welcomes your comments at

Comments for ""Jewish" Control - A Fait Accompli 125 Years Ago"

Martin M said (January 30, 2015):

@ Jacqueline (below)

"With regard to the cartoon in above mentioned article, it's ridiculous that the Australian newspaper had to apologize. During the attacks by Israel against Gaza, it was shown on the news reports on TV that Israelis, comfortably sitting on couches on hilltops were cheering the slaughter of Palestinian people and the destruction of their homes."

The "Star of David" on the back of the chair and the kippa on the man's head was sufficient to identify him as an Israeli Jew. It was gratuitous and just plain stupid for the cartoonist to draw the man as an offensive Jewish stereotype, short in stature and with a huge nose. It was equivalent to waving a red cape in front of a bull -- it was certain to draw criticism of the cartoon as "anti-Semitic."

“It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.”

-- Voltaire

Jacqueline said (January 30, 2015):

With regard to the cartoon in above mentioned article, it's ridiculous that the Australian newspaper had to apologize.
During the attacks by Israel against Gaza, it was shown on the news reports on TV that Israelis, comfortably sitting on couches on hilltops were cheering the slaughter of Palestinian people and the destruction of their homes.

I was totally disgusted with what I saw. One must be a horrible and evil person to cheer and laugh when people are being slaughtered.

PS These people are no different from the people who cheered when our Lord Jesus Christ was being brutally murdered!!!
May God finally punish them severely!

Tony B said (January 30, 2015):

For Susan, et al, the remedy has never changed but the people have in their desire for it. It has always been a return to God with the requisite obedience to His dictates. Basically, living for the next world, not this one. That also means returning to the Church which He set up, not any man-made church. Unfortunately, His Church today is so infiltrated and mis-directed it is difficult to know which way to approach it. For the most part, at present, it is just another man centered protestant cult.

Art G said (January 30, 2015):

To Susan, in the latest offering ..

The answer is what it has always been ... "The Lord is your Shepherd .. you shall not WANT." As Larry accurately asserts, what the Cabalist Jews have always given us is what we WANT, easy credit, war, and porn. If we use our free will to be satisfied with our station in life, then we will want for nothing and any power over us will dissolve to dust.

Susan said (January 29, 2015):

I find this article to be very helpful in 'sorting' the distinctions between the groups of people who are ignorant about the manipulation taking place. I got excited for a few seconds when I saw the subtitle 'Remedies,' wondering if someone brilliant was going to provide a mechanism for disengaging from this cabalistic matrix imposed on us.

Alas, the conclusions of the author provided no solutions. Waking up, reporting and identifying the history of imposition is extremely important...however we really need localized strategies that reach into every day life that their practice... help us to dismantle or disengage from this negative force. We all need to be thinking, free thinking...allowing ourselves to discover those strategies and then share them. I appreciate your revealing article.

Larry said (January 29, 2015):

Greetings, Henry!

"Heaven's chosen instrument for punishing the degenerate Christianity of our time is the Hebrews."

I've never faulted Jews because all they have ever done is give the world what it wants--namely, easy credit, war, and porn.

JG said (January 29, 2015):

All are equal under Christianity. There is no more Greek or Jew. All are in Jesus Christ. The Church is the virgin bride of Christ that divorces itself from the desires of the flesh and the riches of the world.

The 'Kingdom of Heaven' is not of this world. And, any Church that tried to make a worldly kingdom version of it with gold and silver in the past has failed. The 'Kingdom of Heaven' is within you as Christ said. The true Church today only exists with the meek (teachable) and the repentant believers who are now in Jesus Christ. Only God can make a true Heaven on Earth.

The' Times of the Gentiles' are coming to a close now and the renewed persecution of the Church that existed around the time Christ is slowly returning.

Without the 'Church Age' the world will become a more wicked place. The "beast" for a time will have his day but, in the end he will be defeated.
The world has been blessed to have the presence of it's saints, and they are still out there today.

Our focus should be on the study of the saints and not the "cast away" Jew that does not feel he is subject to 'The Ten Commandments' given to Moses by God. He is a Jew who is "outside of the camp" that has a religion of his own that he himself has made based on the "commandments of men" given by their self appointed rabbinical aristocracy and not God.

Tyron said (January 29, 2015):

The New Ethnic Caste System

In France, Jews can criticize Mohammad/Islam and all minorities. In France, Jews can criticize Christianity and white French as well. In France, minorities- Moslems can criticize Christianity and white French, but not Jews or the Holocaust. In France, the native white French and Christians can't criticize Jews, minorities and/or Arabs/Moslems-Islam. In France the French can criticize no one but themselves and authentic Christianity.

So here is the new ethnic caste system. Jews on top no matter their belief system. Arabs, Minorities, Moslems/Islam second. Native white/French- authentic Christians at the bottom and this ethnic cast system is what is being set up in ALL whites/European- traditionally Christian nations-lands and is a template for the "Jews" JWO .

This system will be enforced by the Jews Messiah (Anti Christ to authentic Christians). Not to worry tho, scriptures is clear. 144,000 ethnic Israelites (European/whites)- believers take over this JWO an event that coincides with the true second coming of Jesus Christ.

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Social Credit: A Simple Explanation

January 28, 2015


(Left. The founder of the Social Credit movement, Major Clifford Hugh Douglas 1879-1952)

Social Credit addresses a fundamental flaw in our
economic system, the gap between a plethora of
products and the lack of money in purchasers hands. 

by Oliver Heydorn Ph.D. 

   Social Credit refers to the ideas of the brilliant Anglo-Scottish engineer, Major Clifford Hugh Douglas (1879-1952).
   Douglas identified what is wrong with the industrial economy and also explained how to fix it.
    The core problem is that there is never enough money to buy what we produce. In essence, people don't earn enough to afford the plethora of available consumer goods and services.
   This gap is caused by many factors. Profits, including profits derived from interest on loans, is only one of them. Savings and the re-investment of savings are two others. The most important cause, however, has to do with how real capital (i.e., machines and equipment) builds up costs at a faster rate than it distributes incomes to workers.
    The economy must compensate for this recurring gap between prices and incomes. Since most of the money supply is created out of nothing by the banks, the present financial system fills the gap by relying on governments, firms, and consumers to borrow additional money into existence so that the level of consumer buying power can be increased.
    As a society we are always mortgaging our future earnings in order to get enough purchasing power so that we can pay present prices in full. Whenever we fail to borrow enough money, the economy stalls and the government may even start a war to reboot it. To the extent that we succeed in bridging the gap, we contribute to the building-up of a mountain of debt that can never be paid off.
     Filling the gap with debt-money is also inflationary, wasteful, and puts the whole society on a production-consumption treadmill. It is the prime cause behind social tensions, environmental damage, and international conflict.
     All of this dysfunction is tolerated because the banks profit from it. Compensating for the gap transfers wealth and power from the common consumers to the owners of the financial system.

    Douglas proposed that instead of filling the gap with debt-money, the gap could and should be filled with debt-free money.
     This money would be created by an organ of the state, a National Credit Office, and distributed to consumers. Some of it would be issued indirectly in the form of a National Discount on all retail prices, while another portion would be issued directly in the form of a National Dividend.[1]    
     Since the productive capacity of the modern, industrial economy is enormous, an honest representation of our productive power would allow us to enjoy an abundance of beneficial goods and services along side increasing leisure. Our economies could become socially equitable, environmentally sustainable, and internationally concordant.
     Unlike some other monetary reform proposals, Social Credit does not advocate the nationalization of the banks. It is completely opposed to any scheme that would see us jump from the frying pan of a self-serving private system into the fire of a complete state monopoly over money and its issuance. The latter would be a fine basis for the introduction of a totalitarian society.
   Social Crediters, by contrast, stand for the decentralization of economic and political power in favour of the individual. Social Credit's proposal for an honest monetary system is not socialist but rather anti-socialist. It is completely compatible with a free enterprise economy (incorporating free markets, private property, individual initiative, and the profit motive) Cf. .
    Getting an understanding of Social Credit is well worth the effort, as it may just manage to save civilization.
Heydorn pic1.jpg
        Oliver Heydorn ( is the founder and director of The Clifford Hugh Douglas Institute for the Study and              Promotion of Social       
         He is also the author of two recent books on the subject (available via amazon)  Social Credit Economics
         The Economics of Social Credit and Catholic Social Teaching

[1]    Technological progress means machines are doing more and more of the work. Thanks to the dividend, those individuals whose labour is no longer needed by the economy would nevertheless retain an income and enjoy access to goods and services.

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Comments for "Social Credit: A Simple Explanation"

Stephen C said (January 30, 2015):

Fascinating subject. I see many similarities with the Hamiltonian banking system, bank for the people and by the people. This is the first time I have heard of this so I really can't make any comments, but just wondering how Social Credit would handle large infrastructure projects such as roads, rail and dams? How would it deal with speculation?

I would welcome change and the elimination of poverty world wide. It is my hope that Social Credit or something similar and fair will replace the moribund economic system we have today.

David said (January 29, 2015):

Any economic system would be preferable to the fascistic fractional reserve central banking cartel we have been cursed with for the last century. All the money in circulation today represents a loan at interest from a private bank that is paid back by impoverishing the American people at the expense of the 1%, who are only out the cost of the ink and paper to print the currency on. And once the people have been strip-mined of everything of real value to pay back this phony "national debt", that's when another world war gets cranked up. We are there now.

Ben F said (January 29, 2015):

Excellent article. It identifies the real problems, recommends the correct solutions and hits all of the proper targets that need to be de-throned, de-toothed and made to fall into their proper and smaller place in the economy.

Systems were made for Man, not Man for Systems.

Wallace K said (January 29, 2015):

Oliver Heydorn has made an excellent presentation of the Social Credit case in a nutshell. The central issue is who owns the credit which the banks create against the community’s real wealth. Banks perform a vital function in creating and issuing new credit as loans allowing producers to activate the real, physical and psychological, credit or productive capacity of a nation.

The problem is not that they create financial credit, as some amateur “monetary reformers” are so wont to claim. The evil of modern banking is that the banks claim the ownership of the credit which they create in monetizing the community’s wealth and thereby appropriate the communal capital to control the accumulated Cultural Heritage of mankind. Because of the conventions of modern cost accounting this results in a growing deficiency of consumer income relative to costs and prices. The banks are creating new buying power all the time but as a debt owing to themselves. There is no reason why we cannot create the required additional purchasing-pwoer without leaving a trail of debt as a growing mortgage on future incomes.

According to the conventions of modern accountancy industry must recover its costs via the consumer. New “money” created as debt by the banks as at present or by Social Credit “debt-free” will in either case be recovered in prices and cancelled as effective purchasing-power when business repays its production loan from the bank or places such funds to reserve. The real cost of production, i.e., the required human energy and materials has been fully provided or paid when a product has been completed.

There should be no need for any overall consumer financial debt whatsoever. The new Social Credit “consumption” credits would provide a growing unconditional income to all citizens and continuously falling “Compensated” retail prices. Social Credit may present some intellectual challenges but the main historical objection and impediment has been the irrational and indefensible Puritanical pseudo-morality that insists, essentially, that all incomes must be “earned" although human “labour” input to production processes is rapidly being replaced by non-human factors, i.e., “solar” energy, automation and artificial intelligence.

Nishit said (January 29, 2015):

The article has good logic but a major flaw in my opinion. The flaw is that it proposes a solution called social credit or debt free money. Everyone proposes a solution that in turn is another system that must be controlled and regulated. In my opinion the solution is not another monetary system but understanding to break free from the system. This can only be done by individual effort, not by group think. When a person is conscious and is not a slave to the money banking system or any other system, then the person can easily adopt to whatever system that is in place, do his duty of work and feed his family. I think the flaw of most good hearted people is that they propose a system, instead of simply understanding of how the system, matrix works.

As Bruce Lee says, "Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system" and "....To me a system (martial arts/ money system) that clings to one small aspect of combat is actually in bondage."

Dean said (January 28, 2015):

What does Social Credit look like for the man in the street? If you consider that the Canadian GDP (i.e. the realized price of everything sold that year) is about $1.2 Trillion and the US GDP is about $14T and then consider that the statistics organizations of both countries report total incomes (i.e. effective demand money with which to meet the price) of $770 Billion and $8T respectively, that is a gap in purchasing power of 43%. How does this relate to us all as individuals? It is an annual per-capita shortage of purchasing power amounting to about $17,000. This means that every adult over 18 could be given a guaranteed income of $2000/month and retail goods merchants could give consumers a 20% sales credit at the cash register; all this while causing neither inflation nor deflation. How do you pay for this? You make it up out of thin air – just like bankers do! In the US Constitution, Article 1, Section 8 specifically provides for it. The not-so-subtle difference between how our economy works now and how it would work under Social Credit? There would be no interest debt tied to this new money and thus no need for repayment of either principle or interest. This would effectively dismantle the welfare state and radically lower taxes and this would put even more money in the pockets of consumers. It would also loosen the hold that big money holds over our political system with their lobbying and campaign contribution “bribes” that corrupts and undermines our political democracy.

For those who presume that this debt-free issue of money would result in inflation, consider this. Producers need to borrow their capital costs so the loaned money is effectively the creation of money. As production is sold, the first place producers apply this revenue is to settle the loans as they impact profitability; but the loaned money is destroyed the instant the bank receives it.

Consequently the economy becomes short-circuited by exactly this amount – principal and interest. The debt-free issue of money in the form of guaranteed-income dividends and sales-credit compensated price fills the gap caused by this short circuit. The bottom line is that this is a FUNDAMENTAL FLAW in our cost accounting systems that must be recognized and fixed. Social Credit is the easiest fix. There have been others proposed though. Consider Nobel Lauriat Professor Fredrick Soddy and his National Economy proposals that also recognize this gap and offers a less equitable and effective remedy. Bill Still, who ran as Libertarian Party Presidential candidate in the last US election is an advocate of Soddy’s method.

If this – i.e. prosperity and less government control over our lives - is something you the reader would like to see happen in your lifetime, maybe it is not only in your best interests to learn more about Social Credit, but it is your duty to yourself and your family.

JG said (January 28, 2015):

Loans can only thrive in a fiat financed economy for so long before the rubber meets the road and that day of reckoning is coming soon for the world economy.

The American economy is run more by debt now than anytime in it's history.

1) Inflated Home mortgages that will never be paid back

2) College loans to the tune of 100,000 dollars that will never be paid back

3) An UNAFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE PLAN that most people don't have the money to buy

4) And then more loans from the banks to the investment firms based on "derivatives" from an inflated asset held as collateral that won't be paid back either

This is all the result of an economy functioning on debt

When debts can no longer be paid back the economy will collapse because debt will eventually make the real money that does exist scarce thereby producing deflation. It's already happening right now.

Robert K said (January 28, 2015):

The real basis of personal freedom is economic autonomy. The Age of Robotics contains the potential to bring this condition to every person, and our (currently perverted) money system is ideally suited to be adapted to this end. What is commonly called "democracy"--i.e., Political Democracy, the right to cast a vote in elections--is a sham so long as Economic Democracy--the power to command economic policy as consumers--is attenuated. In the context of the most astounding productive capacity in history, such phenomena as economic insecurity and government austerity policies are anomalies that must shock and repel any thinking individual.

Israel Refuses to repay Iran for its Share of the Cost of a Pipeline

January 21, 2015

pipeline.jpgNetanyahu signed secrecy order to conceal Israel-Iran legal battle
Private interests in Israel ripped off Iran after the Revolution

PM intervened to hide details of decades-long legal struggle in European courts, claiming disclosure would harm national security and foreign ties.

By Aluf Benn    Ha'aretz
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu strongly objects to revealing any information about the "oil arbitration" case that has been conducted between Israel and Iran in European courts for more than 20 years, the details of which were exposed on this weekend.

Netanyahu signed a secrecy order in November 2013 banning the publication of information on the arbitration, because it "could possibly bring about harm to national security and foreign relations."

Netanyahu intervened to head off a petition filed in Jerusalem District Court in June 2013 by attorney Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, head of Shurat Hadin - Israel Law Center, under the Freedom of Information Law. The petition was against the foreign and justice ministries, requesting information about the arbitration proceedings with Iran.

The ministries rejected the request completely, and that case is now being heard in the Supreme Court, under a confidentiality order, after the Jerusalem District Court ordered the state to provide a proper response. The plaintiffs filed an updated brief last week, and the court is now awaiting the state's response.

The National Iranian Oil Company has been conducting a number of international arbitration proceedings against Israel. It has demanded compensation for its share of the joint Israeli-Iranian project for transporting and selling Iranian oil, via Israel to European customers, which was launched in 1968. At the heart of the deal stood the construction of a trans-Israel pipeline from Eilat to Ashkelon, as well as two oil storage facilities and a fleet of tankers.

The deal was hidden by a veil of secrecy, and Israel imposed censorship on any publication concerning the pipeline, its financing and operation.

A similar, smaller arbitration suit concerns a debt from the sale of Iranian oil to three Israeli fuel companies in 1979, on the eve of the Islamic Revolution. The arbitration suits are estimated to be for billions of dollars, given the interest and other costs that have accumulated over the decades.

After the Shah of Iran was deposed in January 1979, Tehran turned from being Israel's ally to its enemy. Israel continued to operate the pipeline, after nationalizing it in practice using a legal trick, and Iran sued Israel in an international arbitration process to receive its share of the profits of the joint venture.

Israel has lost a number of rounds in the arbitration, first in France and more recently in Swiss courts, where it tried to stop the arbitration process and avoid paying any money.

Both the Israeli and Iranian governments have avoided discussing the legal battle publicly, even though the various legal decisions have been published openly in Europe and raised a lot of interest in international legal circles.

Under the terms of the agreement, whose full content has yet to be made public, the Israeli government agreed to grant the oil project a 49-year concession, exemption from taxes and planning, and building leeway.

Censorship was imposed on press reports relating to the pipeline, its funding and sources of fuel. In those days of running roughshod by Mapai - the forerunner of Labor - and in the absence of green organizations and High Court of Justice petitions, the project was implemented in record time: by the end of 1969, oil was flowing through the pipeline. Israel built a second refinery in Ashdod and storage tanks at both ends of the pipeline.

Charlie Hebdo's Communist Culture War on Tradition & Religion - by Peter Myers, January 21, 2015

I won't believe this attack actually took place until i see the pictures of the bullet ridden bodies.

Charlie Hebdo's Communist Culture War on Tradition & Religion - by Peter Myers, January 21, 2015

The Culture War grew out of the 60s Movement. Many of us, including myself, participated in it without realizing where it was going.

We knew that it was led by Communists and Anarchists, but we only saw a good side: ending the Vietnam War, saving the environment, escaping social conventions, freedom from religious dogmas and strictures.

The nice people in the movement dropped out; the hardliners stayed in, and proceeded to destroy our civilization - Western Civilization. We did not realize until it was too late.

The push for Gay Marriage is not about individual rights, but about destroying the social structure. Marriage and the Family are its bedrock. Every human society up until now has been based on them, but Communists believe there's no Human Nature and that "Man Makes Himself".

Gay Marriage was pioneered by Communists, but later adopted and marketed by Liberals.

Charlie Hebdo was one of the main Culture Warriors on that Communist side. Pussy Riot is another.

In media reports, the Culture War is often mis-defined. We are told that Muslim Fundamentalists are waging a Culture War against the Liberal West.

In reality, that Liberal West is not the real West at all, but a Communist entity waging war against all tradition - whether Christian, Muslim, Asian or Aboriginal.

The editor of Charlie Hebdo, Stéphane Charbonnier, was a member of the French Communist Party (PCF); he also had strong ties to the Left Party (Parti de gauche), led by Jean-Luc Mélenchon.

Charbonnier was a militant atheist.

Under Charbonnier, Charlie Hebdo ridiculed not only Islam but also Christianity.

Yet, in the backlash over the cartoons, Muslim mobs have attacked Christians, not realizing that they too were targets of Charlie Hebdo. This magazine has fanned the Clash of Civilizations.

An earlier editor of Charlie Hebdo was sacked for anti-Semitism . Since then, it seems, Jews and Judaism have largely escaped the magazine's venom.

Some Trots, Greens, & Anarchists, eg Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Socialist Alliance, and the WSWS site, condemn Charlie Hebdo for Provocation promoting the Clash  of Civilizations. They realize that their Culture War, once taken too far, might lead the French to install Marine Le-Pen to power, and that she will end the Culture War.
 Charlie Hebdo editor Stéphane Charbonnier ties to French Communist Party (PCF) & Left Party (Parti de gauche)


Is Belief in God Essential to Moral behavior?

January 13, 2015

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