Remember the Golden Rule? Do unto others as you would have them do unto you? Or perhaps you're familiar with the more cynical version...He who has the gold, makes the rules?
Neither of these have anything to do with the way things really work under the present regime in our Brave New World Order. The Golden Rule is now a mere footnote in the pages of our perpetually revised history books.
We live under a new paradigm: He Who Creates the Debt Based Fiat Currency, Makes the Rules.
But this is nothing new. It's actually based on an even older game the moneyed elite has always played to maintain their status as the 1% living off of the labor of the 99%: Heads I win, Tails You Lose.
This game has a storied tradition that makes it as American as apple pie. It's a system developed over centuries, and has been refined, modified and improved over trial and error until it has grown into the leviathan that has it's tentacles in nearly every aspect of our lives.
The 1% now profit off of us all, every single day of our increasingly policed and regulated existence.
How did they accomplish this covert enslavement of We the Sheeple, Western Civilization's 99%? By extrapolating the concept of scrip wages for use only at the company store, globally.
The company store proliferated in coal mining, lumber, and textile company towns as the South industrialized in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In the industrial village it was the central, often the only, retail store available to residents. It was owned by the company, as were the houses, saloons, and other buildings. Modeled in part on the earlier British ‘‘truck system,’’ where laborers exchanged their labor for food, fuel, and clothing, company stores in the United States initially were justified as necessities since companies had to provide provisions to workers in the remote towns. Yet companies maintained and defended their control of stores well after an efficient transportation network had emerged.
And why wouldn't they? These companies had figured out a way to profit off of their workers in two different ways:
By requiring employes to do business at the company store, lumber barons realized a profit on consumption as well as production of workers. These stores also did business with the public.
These "company stores" utilized an ingenious method of exploiting the working man. If only they could figure out a way to make one huge, gigantic company store in which everything any citizen could need or want always results in profits for the company.
With the creation of a Central Bank system in 1913, and the allowance of the Central Bank's cartel members to to have fractional reserve-based debt creation powers, and then finally removing the monetary system from the gold standard, our National currency has become nothing more than scrip wages, with our entire economy having been covertly incorporated into becoming the world's largest company store.
The cornerstone of the company store, looks like this:
Scrip wages are the debt the various outlets of the store create for we, the workers, out of thin air. In the days before computers, the scrip wages were created as ledger entries in an accounting book.
Nowadays, it's just a few strokes on the company store representatives keyboard, and voila, you can now get your equifax approved scrip wages -- a promise of payment with your future labor -- to buy some good or service. A car, a house, a college education, or worse yet, to pay off your other scrip wages you have already previously spent (consolidating your credit card debts), to achieve the lifestyle
No matter what you spend your scrip wages on to procure some product or service, the entity you are purchasing it from, is also funded by the same company-issued scrip wages.
The company store has achieved almost complete monopoly on we the sheeple's economic activities. Everything we buy, everything we pay to do, every service we hire...all of it, results in generating usurious profit for the owners of the store.
We the sheeple will never be free, until find a way to put this company store out of business.