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THE AFTERMATH OF BREXIT: A FOURTH OF JULY READING

In the past few years it's become my custom here either to refrain from blogging, or simply to post readings from America's historical founding documents, on the Fourth of July, and with the BREXIT referendum in the United Kingdom, a revolt against out of touch, unelected bureaucrats in Brussels laying waste and ruin to European culture, I think the following readings are worth consideration:

THE US DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

"Mr. Adam's sine qua non of a good government is three balancing powers, whose repelling qualities are to produce equilibrium of interests, and thereby promote the happiness of the whole community. He asserts that the administrators of every government, will ever be actuated by views of private interest and ambition, to the prejudice of the public good; that therefore the only effectual method to secure the rights of the people and to promote their welfare, is to create an opposition of interests between the members of two distinct bodies, in the exercise of the powers of government, and balanced by those of a third. This ypothesis supposes human wisdom competent to the task of instituting three co-equal orders in government, and a corresponding weight in the community to enable them respectively to exercise their several parts and whose views and interests should be so distinct as to prevent a coalition of any two of them for the destruction of the third. Mr. Adams... has not been able to adduce a single instance of such a government." (Centinel, Number 1, October 5, 1787, The Anti-Federalist Papers, ed Ralph Ketcham (New York, American Library, 1986] p. 230).

34 thoughts on “THE AFTERMATH OF BREXIT: A FOURTH OF JULY READING”

  1. John Adams was a good student of human nature. He knew how fallible and corruptible humans could be. He tried to ‘engineer’ a governing system that incorporated the truth of that ‘condition’. Kudos…

    I think that John Adams did not fully appreciate the depth and breadth of the Powers attempting to take-down humanity, not just the newly-minted America. If you look at the timescale and intensity-of-concentration involved in the subversion of all three branches of the government, it does not appear human. Or, at least, humans of the “four score and seven years” variety.

    Ancient esoteric texts speak of enlightened organizations that were taken-over by shadowy figures, creeping-in to subvert and corrupt. I suspect that we are just seeing a modern adaptation of an ancient method…

    1. “Ancient esoteric texts speak of enlightened organizations that were taken-over by shadowy figures,”

      Got a citation for these texts?

      1. Sorry; it was many years back and a quick search didn’t turn it up. It had to do with the ancient Egyptian ‘magickal’ culture around On (Heliopolis in Greek), and how that well-meaning theocracy was infiltrated by dark entities (through accidents, poisonings, and even possession). When these beings got high enough in the pecking-order, they ‘turned’ the whole organization. That’s all I remember, since it was many years ago…

      2. Lost, I tried to reply but “Your comment is awaiting moderation.” Will notify when (if) it shows up. goshawks –
        July 4, 2016 at 5:24 pm.

    2. Robert Barricklow

      The high bar was the Declaration of Independence.
      By the time they finally got to the U.S. Constitution;
      It was basically just a property manifesto.
      The Bill of Rights beefed it up.
      Too bad FDR wasn’t able to add to it, as he & others wanted.
      [The 2nd Bill of Rights]

      1. Robert Barricklow

        FDR.
        Probably censored because I spoke
        disparagingly of the U.S. Constitution.

      2. Robert Barricklow

        Don’t say a discouraging word
        about the U.S. Constitution.
        It will appear; but three days later.

  2. Our forefathers warned us of the dangers of central banking, unfortunately we didn’t heed it, America has been a country of debt slaves ever since 1913, what a shame

    1. President Andrew Jackson had the courage to let/force the Charter of the US’ then-Central Bank expire. The international banksters induced a recession to cow him and then – when that didn’t work – tried to assassinate him. (It was billed as an ‘independent gunman’. Yeah, right.) Jackson was heroic in his continued-stance.

      Following that grand gesture, Jackson retired. It took many decades for the international banksters to find enough bribe-able Congressmen to force the Fed act through (and was done over the Christmas adjournment of Congress – move along; nothing to see here).

      Andrew Jackson, this 4th is for you!

      1. goshawks:

        You’re missing the point, between Jackson (ask the Cherokee about him) and 1913, the banks just simply ran everything to do with the US dollar.

        1. Sorry, Lost, but I disagree. Andrew Jackson kicked the basically foreign (probably Rothschild) bank-owners back overseas and drastically-curtailed bank influence for the remainder of the century.

          Whigs in Congress had brought up a bill in 1832 to recharter the Second Bank of the United States. This ‘Central Bank’ was a private institution that held Federal funds, sold US bonds, and had undue influence over interest rates. However, it was beholden to no voter.

          Jackson vetoed Congress’ bill, thus dismantling the bank. The bank’s supporters tried to turn the veto into a winning campaign issue in that fall’s presidential campaign. Their campaign failed, because the voters were still informed.

          Jackson retaliated against the bank by removing federal government deposits from it. He placed the deposits in state banks, which were less-likely to be centrally-controlled.

          Post Jackson, [Wikipedia] “the Independent Treasury (IT) was a system for the retaining of government funds in the United States Treasury and its subtreasuries, independently of the national banking and financial systems. In one form or another, it existed from 1846 to 1921.”

          The foreign banks tried to regain dominance (through high-interest-rate debt) in the early days of the Civil War. Lincoln, recognizing the overseas danger, basically issued his own money. (The furious banksters probably took him out through John Wilkes Booth.)

          The Independent Treasury had its own strengths and weaknesses, but functioned adequately until it was gutted after the creation of the Fed.

          So no, “the banks did not run everything having to do with the US dollar” until treason was allowed to succeed in 1913.

          (And, Andrew Jackson’s hatred of the Indians had nothing to do with monetary matters. A cheap and irrelevant shot. He hated the British with a passion, too…)

          1. goshawks,

            sorry the treasury didn’t run the dollar between the civil war and 1913. Private banks did.

            look into various financial crisis of the 1880s and 1890s. Now many financiers of the era were using treasury bills to create dollars and finance things like, not limited to, rail roads.

            didn’t JPMorgan, the person, basically bailout the US government before the creation of the Federal Reserve? That’s a bank running the dollar and the economy.

          2. Lost, you are intentionally obfuscating. The Independent Treasury did indeed run the dollar between 1846 to 1921. Look it up. Deposits went to the IT. They controlled it. After that, they released money/notes into the system, and the banks did whatever they did. The banks were not on the top of the totem pole…

            The various financial crises of all times are created by instabilities in the system. Some instabilities are simply mismatch of supply and demand in the real world, and some are manufactured to make a profit if you are an insider. Think Soros for the latter.

            Actually, you are thinking of Rothschild bailing-out his competitor J.P. Morgan (the man) in England. Rothschild caught Morgan’s bank with overextended resources, manufactured a contraction, and forced Morgan’s banks into an oncoming-bankruptcy situation. With that so-called ‘olive branch’ of cash, Morgan likely became Rothschild’s man. Think manufactured ‘instability’…

            Part of your obfuscation is blurring who actually can create the money (only the IT) versus who can create derivatives of the money (anyone, including me), prior to the Fed taking over. I could sell ‘derivatives’ on whether my lawn mower would be working tomorrow, and influence the economy. Big deal.

            I do wonder about your agenda…

          3. Lost, I tried to reply, but “Your comment is awaiting moderation.” goshawks – July 6, 2016 at 2:32 pm.

          4. lost,
            bail out? sure when you read biographers paid by jpm. just like rothschilds bailed out england.

          5. zendogbreath:

            The point is circa 1909ish, the government didn’t have real control of its currency or the ability to issue debt.

          6. It’s not a cheap shot at Jackson, he’s a racist. Who then did other things.

            Look as far as I know the banks weren’t getting money or credit from the Treasury (I or no) in say 1885. The banks that held the most gold, or something else to speculate with, could issue basically their own currency, or perhaps variation of a dollar–derivatives in your parlance. And the big New York and Boston and Philadelphia banks held most of that power.

            You seem a little to invested in blaming the Rothschilds for everything that you don’t happen to like.

            John Wilkes Booth seems to have been an angry southern with little of a conspiracy behind him. Gold from California gave Lincoln a way to issue debt–perhaps independent of some of the banks.

          7. Lost: Nope. Andrew Jackson was a defender of the Constitution against foreign (financial) powers. He also hated Indians. Priorities.

            Also, you are again equating financial dealings with money creation. Not so. I could borrow a neighbor’s lawnmower for the weekend to mow my yard, mow it quickly, then rent-out the mower to others to mow their yards, and finally return the beat-up wreck to the neighbor. $$$. That is the financial system of today. It is a truth that I have access to a mower (based on trust), but the neighbor could have said ‘No’. The mower was fundamentally his/hers. That is the point you keep skating-around…

            In turn, you seem a little too invested in skirting the likelihood that financial interests are at the core of many of the problems with the world. Gutle Schnapper, the wife of Mayer Amschel Rothschild, stated; “If my sons did not want war, there would be none”. You might want to also look at how Nathan Mayer Rothschild obtained financial control over Britain in the infamous post-Waterloo financial psy-op. Their influence on the world has been more malefic than beneficial. To overlook this suggests a certain agenda…

            And finally, you seem to be the type who promotes ‘Arabs did 9/11 with boxcutters’ and promotes the Warren Commision report. “There is nothing to look-at here; move along.” Hmmm. John Wilkes Booth was a member of the Knights of the Golden Circle. Although I don’t believe all of the following, there is much background on Booth here:

            conspiracyarchive dot com/Articles/Booth-Jesse-James.htm

          8. Lost, I tried to reply to you, but “Your comment is awaiting moderation.” goshawks – July 8, 2016 at 8:54 pm.

          9. Goshawks:

            I don’t particularly care what Rothschild’s wife had to say, unless she can provide documentation.

            A tiny bit of internet searching reveals that the “independent” Treasury was neither durable nor particularly independent.

            So group of Arabs (not those named likely) may very well have had something to do with hijacking the four planes. The impact of planes into the towers had next to nothing to do with the towers powderization.

        2. Lost, I tried to reply to you, but “Your comment is awaiting moderation.” I will post when (if) it comes out. goshawks – July 5, 2016 at 1:35 am.

      1. Robert Barricklow

        Check out Articles on both subjects:
        Independence Day & BREXIT to be cancelled.

  3. marcos toledo

    Interesting this is the first time I read the Declaration Of Independence. All the years I was in school I never read it nor was it read in class and discuss. So much for education in the USA and it hard today it is hard to get your hands on the Federalist and Antifederalist papers with the closing down of bookstores. IGNORANCE IS STRENGH.

    1. Marcos,

      Before saying books aren’t available try real resources, like WorldCat and ABEBooks.

      And two very famous used book stores still exist on opposite coasts: Powell’s, Oregon, and the Strand, New York.

      1. marcos toledo

        Except for The Strand Lost you need a credit-debit card to buy books from ABEBooks, Powell’s I don’t know about WorldCat the first mention still excepts good old money orders and checks.

  4. A bit to many of the “Facts” listed describe our current government. Fireworks are still nice. Maybe just seeing black or white is a more comfortable way to exist. Many ancient teachings have warnings about lifting the veil, etc. I certainly never heeded that advice. Happy 4th? A good day to read the anti-federalist papers.

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