A Cross of Gold by Edwin Vieira (Excellent weekend reading)Submitted by cvazmom on Fri, 10/29/2010 - 17:25
"The present domestic and international monetary and banking systems have slipped into the initial stages of terminal dissolution. In their present forms,... "
"The present economic crisis presents the best opportunity since 1932 for taking the steps
necessary and sufficient to free the American people from their thralldom to the Federal Reserve
System and the vicious factions behind it. Under the pressure of this crisis, common people are finally
awakening to their predicament, and sensing what needs to be done—because, as Samuel Johnson
once observed, nothing focuses a man’s mind more sharply than his impending hanging. Moreover,
this may be the last opportunity of its kind for a long time to come. For if “the financial community”
can succeed in jury-rigging some supra-national global currency and central bank, the Ponzi scheme
of fiat currency can probably be kept inflated for another generation, until a final, utterly catastrophic
breakdown sweeps across the entire world.
So, the American people must be convinced now—immediately, if not sooner—ahora
mismo—that this country’s economy cannot be restored by mere repair or renovation of the existing
edifice of money and banking, but only by its total replacement. The present structure is rotten to
its very foundations, and even below. It lacks the capacity to survive—and can claim no right to be
saved. A new structure must be built from the ground up, on a new site, according to a different plan,
with better workmen. If this can be accomplished, then for the first time in generations Americans,
indeed all of mankind, will enjoy honest weights and measures in the monetary field—and with that
reform, will have a realistic hope to restore honest commerce and honest politics as well."