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Lysander Spooner on Bankers and Wars

Below, I have embedded the audio of Section 18 (duration 12 minutes) of Lysander Spooner's No Treason (from Mises.org). Here are a couple of excerpts:

"The question of war and, consequently, the question of power is little else than a mere question of money."

"In Europe, the nominal rulers, the emperors and kings and parliaments, are anything but the real rulers of their respective countries. They are little or nothing else than mere tools employed by the wealthy to rob, enslave, and if need be, murder those who have less wealth or none at all. The Rothschilds and that class of money lenders whom they are the representatives and agents, men who never think of lending a schilling to their next door neighbors for purposes of honest industry unless upon the most ample security and at the highest rate of interest, stand ready at all times to lend money in the unlimited amounts to those robbers and murderers who call themselves governments to be expended in shooting down those who do not submit quietly to being robbed and enslaved."


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They've been in the power

They've been in the power position for quite a while.

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein

Wow, Spooner doesn't pull any

Wow, Spooner doesn't pull any punches.

Well done.