Katherine C.: I don’t think it’s Obama…it’s just this country. How did we get out of the Depression?? WWII… It’s the way we do politics and it’s impossible for any president who gets into office to simply say, “ok, we’re shutting down all our army bases all over the world and bringing all our troops back from all over the world just like that”. Not saying I agree with our policies, but it’s also not that easy to undo over 60 years of war behavior.
Rayn: Well, think again, because Obama’s been the ruler of America for almost a decade, now, and has not only escalated all of Bush’s wars, he has continued to expand the U.S. military empire, too!
“It’s official, Obama takes a commanding lead in the countries bombed 7-4! [For]ward Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, and Syria”
Rayn: Jeb Bush Recommends Obama Give ‘Tip of the Hat’ to Brother on Foreign Policy:
Rayn: Under Obama, US military bases around the world CONTINUE to increase, without an end in sight…
Imperialism Obama Style: 800 Military Bases Around the World (July 2016 article):
737 U.S. Military Bases = Global Empire (Feb. 2007 article):
Rayn: Interesting you mention the Great Depression, because history has revealed that it was actually engineered by collusion between Banksters, Wall Street, and of course, the strong arm of the government…
The Great American Bubble Machine:
Rayn: Here’s some of the inconvenient truths set out in the famous book, “Grapes of Wrath”…
“Grapes of Wrath,” Chapter 25, by John Steinback (1939):
“The works of the roots of the vines, of the trees, must be destroyed to keep up the price, and this is the saddest, bitterest thing of all. Carloads of oranges dumped on the ground. The people came for miles to take the fruit, but this could not be. How would they buy oranges at twenty cents a dozen if they could drive out and pick them up? And men with hoses squirt kerosene on the oranges, and they are angry at the crime, angry at the people who have come to take the fruit. A million people hungry, needing the fruit—and kerosene sprayed over the golden mountains.
And the smell of rot fills the country.
Burn coffee for fuel in the ships. Burn corn to keep warm, it makes a hot fire. Dump potatoes in the rivers and place guards along the banks to keep the hungry people from fishing them out. Slaughter the pigs and bury them, and let the putrescence drip down into the earth.
There is a crime here that goes beyond denunciation. There is a sorrow here that weeping cannot symbolize. There is a failure here that topples all our success. The fertile earth, the straight tree rows, the sturdy trunks, and the ripe fruit. And children dying of pellagra must die because a profit cannot be taken from an orange. And coroners must fill in the certificate—died of malnutrition—because the food must rot, must be forced to rot.
The people come with nets to fish for potatoes in the river, and the guards hold them back; they come in rattling cars to get the dumped oranges, but the kerosene is sprayed. And they stand still and watch the potatoes float by, listen to the screaming pigs being killed in a ditch and covered with quick-lime, watch the mountains of oranges slop down to a putrefying ooze; and in the eyes of the people there is the failure; and in the eyes of the hungry there is a growing wrath. In the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy, growing heavy for the vintage.”
As stated by Wikipedia, “Steinbeck was known to have borrowed from field notes taken during 1938 by Farm Security Administration worker and author Sanora Babb. While Babb collected personal stories about the lives of the displaced migrants for a novel she was developing, her supervisor, Tom Collins, shared her reports with Steinbeck, then working at the San Francisco News.”
And, sadly, many of these sorts of nefarious practices continue, to this day…
Dumped Cherries a Reminder of Awfulness of USDA Marketing Orders:
America’s Dairy Farmers Dump 43 Million Gallons of Excess Milk:
Rayn: I would suggest you read this article to understand more about just how much bad government intervention policy helped extend the Great Depression, too… From tariffs, to subsidies, to the enforced food waste described above, America had no free market to speak of… Just a crony capitalist system of government regulations, government-induced waste, government price-fixing, and many going without food, as a result…
Great Myths of the Great Depression:
Rayn: As for WWII, Bankers in Allied nations worked hand-in-hand with the Third Reich before and during WWII, and banksters working at the Bank of England not only secretly financed Hitler with loans while Europe was being invaded, and England was being bombed, but they also leaked valuable intelligence to the Third Reich, directly resulting in the deaths of Allied forces! Besides this, while the US was still at peace with Germany, American-owned Chase Bank in Paris eagerly collaborated with the Nazis and took measures to seize the bank accounts and assets of their Jewish customers!
Rayn: Collusion Between Corporations and Nazi Germany:
Rayn: Also, there’s these inconvenient facts about the American government’s collaboration with Nazis after the fall of the Third Reich…
Documents Shed Light on C.I.A.’s Use of Ex-Nazis:
U.S. Recruited Nazis More Than Thought, Latest Declassified Papers Show:
Rayn: And, let’s not forget about the leadup to 1933 “Business Plot,” wherein a group of wealthy businessmen that allegedly included the heads of Chase Bank, GM, Goodyear, Standard Oil, the DuPont family and Senator Prescott Bush planned to lead a coup against the White House and install a fascist dictatorship. The plan was revealed by retired Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler to the House McCormack-Dickstein Congressional Committee in 1934, and is a matter of historical public record. The Committee did, in fact, acknowledge this conspiracy to exist:
Rayn: As a matter of fact, since the foundation of America, and even before, a cabal of criminal banksters have sought out full control of the country’s economy, and have been relentless in their pursuit, and their greed. These parasites have demanded nothing less than full-fledged, legalized, government-enforced slavery from the entire population. And, by the time the Second Bank of the US was in control of our currency, then-President Jackson got wise to the conspiracy against America’s liberty, and fought back against the lawlessness and tyranny of the Central Bankster monopoly money scheme, making it his personal mission to return control of America’s real value-based currency system – in debt-free gold and silver coin – to the States, as Article I, Section 10 of the Constitution demands.
While Jackson was able to finally successfully prevent the renewal of the Second Bank’s charter with our country in 1836, it wasn’t before the criminal banksters had decisively engineered a crash of America’s ECONOMY by retracting credit – A false-flag event enacted with the hopes of blaming and discrediting Jackson, and showing individuals that a central bank was “necessary.” To Jackson’s credit, the bankster scam completely backfired!
Here’s some background on what is now deemed the “Bank War”:
Even Wikipedia notes that, after 1833, “Nicholas Biddle [President of the Second Bank of the United States] began calling in loans from across the country. Biddle believed that a financial crisis would highlight the need for a central bank. However, the move backfired, and angry businessmen and farmers blamed the bank. The bank lost its charter in 1836, and went out of business in 1841.” This information, which includes citation, has since been scrubbed from the page, but can still be found here:
Rayn: As for Obama, he has been NOTHING BUT A PUPPET for the Banksters, since even before his presidency began!
“The Most Important WikiLeak” – How Wall Street Built The Obama Cabinet:
Rayn: And, after Obama’s presidency started… What a surprise! More financial scandals, and NO CRIMINAL CHARGES!
Criminal Prosecutions for Financial Institution Fraud Continue to Fall Even Lower Under Obama (November 2011 article):
Rayn: Yet, some of the BIGGEST financial scandals in HISTORY are happening under Obama’s term as president, starting with the Foreclosure Scandal that broke around the Fall of 2010:
The Mortgage Fraud Scandal Is The Biggest Real Estate Scandal In Human History (October 2010 article):
Why the Foreclosure Fraud Mess Could Last for Years (October 2010 article):
Fraudulent ‘Robo-signing’ of Mortgages Still a Problem (July 2011 article):
FBI Estimates 80% of Mortgage Fraud Involved Industry Insiders (December 2011 article):
Wells Fargo Insiders Detail Foreclosure Fraud Practices: ‘It’s Exactly Like An Assembly Line’ (April 2012 article):
Fannie Mae Ranks Banks in ‘Robo-Signing’ Settlement as Top Servicers, No Charges Filed Against Bankers (August 2012):
(Fannie Mae gave three-star ratings to CitiMortgage, JPMorgan Chase, Ally Bank and Wells Fargo — four of the five largest U.S. mortgage servicers, which were involved in the $25 billion “robo-signing” settlement — for their service performance in the first half of 2012)
Rayn: Then, there’s the LIBOR Interest Rate Fixing Scandal:
LIBOR Scandal Set to Rock U.S. as Experts Warn it Could Be ‘the Biggest Consumer Fraud in History’:
LIBOR Scandal: Possibly the Biggest Financial Scandal in History (July 2012 article):
$800 Trillion in Securities and Loans are Linked to the LIBOR (July 2012 article):
LIBOR Manipulating Banksters Get a Slap on the Wrist (June 2012):
Katherine C.: Rayn, I’ve said this before, I do not have the time you have to research everything the way you do. I did read this particular article about the depression and goldman sachs. Your words are a little misleading as it seems like you’re saying they did this on purpose. They didn’t. Yes, they fucked with the system to make money, but it wasn’t on purpose that it crashed and they lost $475 million. And in all your theories, there is one thing you always ignore, the fact that you, and I, and the rest of the general public, don’t know everything. And there’s no way we’re ever going to know everything. Maybe there are reasons why presidents do what they do. I’m not saying the reasons are necessarily good, nor pretty. I have no fucking idea. I’m not gonna sit here and speculate into things I don’t know about. It’s an extremely complicated system, that literally involves the whole world. No matter how much research you do, that’s all we can do, speculate and never really know the entire truth. And sometimes, it may be for the best, sometimes it’s for the worst. But that is what politics is. We choose these people to make choices that we don’t want to be bothered with. I know your views are more towards anarchy, but that in itself would lead to a ton of violence as well. There are no easy answers when it comes to governing (or self-governing) a nation, Rayn. I won’t be responding to anything else, cuz I’m studying for a midterm, lol. I wish I had the time to sit and argue with you. It’s always enjoyable. 🙂
Rayn: My words aren’t misleading… If you’ll read the other articles and videos I posted below this, which include insider memos, while also taking into account the original “Bank War,” you’ll have no choice but to accept that these things are absolutely “ENGINEERED.” I’m sorry that you don’t have time to read it all, now, but I’m sure you can do so over the course of the next few months. There’s really no rush to read everything, now. And, understand that I’m merely doing my duty, as a human being, to share the information that has taken me many hours to collect, to sort out, and to make concise sense of.
Rest assured, that while you choose not to speculate into “things [you] don’t know about,” governments and corporations are speculating on all of these things, including, and ESPECIALLY, our ECONOMY, even though they ALSO “don’t know everything,” nor do they have any “fucking idea” about running such a “complicated system.” They merely want to exercise full control over humanity, and the world, and will experiment with our very lives, liberty and happiness in their quest for power. 😉
As for Being Voluntaryist, guilty as charged! Yet, I feel no shame in my view that human beings have a right to run their own lives, without being coerced by control-freaks, sociopaths and criminals, who use government to provide themselves with the “legal” means to lie, cheat, steal, commit violence against, enslave, rape, and murder us.
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