Ties that Bind

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Published on The Doomstead Diner on November 20, 2016

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The election of The Donald as the 45th POTUS of the FSoA has left a lot of people unhappy.  The majority of those people have a darker skin complexion than Trump himself, although a significant number of white folks don't like him too much either.  Mostly younger Millenial type whiteys there.  Older whiteys seem to believe Trump will make good on the promise to "Make Amerika Great Again".  It saddens me I am a member of such a gullible generation of imbeciles.  However, I have known even since childhood MOST people of any age or generation are imbeciles, so it does not surprise me in the least. lol

In the aftermath of that POTUS election over the last week, there have been street protests/demonstrations/RIOTS by the folks unhappy with the results of this latest sham election,and beyond that in some of the "Blue" states that overall did not support His Trumpness they are circulating SECESSION Petitions!  Californicators want to secede, so apparently do Oregonads.

Secession talk is not all that new, in fact of course you can go back to the secession by the southern states of the FSoA a while back which led to the Civil War here on this side of the pond..  Over in Jolly Old England more recently, the Brits voted to secede from the EU, and you can see how well that one is going!  Relatively speaking, a Brexit from the EU should be EZ compared to a Calexit from the FSoA.  The EU is only a couple of decades old, compared to the FSoA which is almost 250 years old.  CA got married to the FSoA as a State in 1850, so it has been part of this federation for 166 years.  The Brits managed to keep their own currency of Sterling, the closest thing CA has ever had to their own currency besides the Dollar are IOUs the state issued out in the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008-9.  The UK is more or less independent in infrastructure from Europe, CA is tied up directly to many other states with water pipelines, electrical grid connections etc.

So all in all, CA is way more connected to the FSoA than the UK is to the EU, but the Brits and Euroclowns can't even figure out how to dissolve that marriage!  The folks who championed Brexit, Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson had no plan; they never expected to win.  The current Tory Goobermint has no plan either, for the not insignificant reason that about nobody in Da Goobermint there from either side really wants to Brexit.  That was a shout out from the Plebes, it's not something the Elite in power want at all.  So who really is out there to draft a plan for a Brexit?  Nobody, even if you could find a way to unentangle all the legal and financial obligation here.  Just drafting some kind of framework would take TEAMS of high priced lawyers going through REAMS of documents spelling out various and sundry regulations and connections.

The situation is an order of magnitude more difficult than Brexit for the Californicators and the Oregonads though, and all they currently have are internet petitions circulating with maybe a million electronic signatures on them from the Plebes.  They don't even have a popular referendum with a majority vote as of yet, and likely never will.

Returning back to the War of Northern Aggression here in the FSoA, it should be obvious that none of these financial arrangements comes apart peacefully with just a Vote and a Wave Goodbye.  When Bankster financial arrangements get messed up, cannon fodder dies by the truckload.  In that particular exercise in death & destruction, both Blue & Gray Grunts got sent to the Great Beyond wholesale.

Civil War Dead People

Approximately 620,000 soldiers died from combat, accident, starvation, and disease during the Civil War. This number comes from an 1889 study of the war performed by William F. Fox and Thomas Leonard Livermore. Both men fought for the Union.

This of course does not include the many more civilians who died or had their lives destroyed in this war.  What was the outcome of that?  Did anybody get to secede?  No, of course not.  A NEW and "more perfect Union" with all the same old states who were part of the Union before the war were part of it afterward.  Pols in CONgress all made nice with each other again and went out for drinks together on K Street. Carpetbaggers from the North headed down to Old Dixie and bought up assets for pennies on the Greenback Dollar.  The Confederate Dollar went totally worthless.

What most people do not grasp in these secessionary movements is that it is not the State you are trying to secede from, but the International Cartel of the Banking system.  That system goes back even further than the founding of the FSoA in 1776, you can trace this iteration of international banking to the Medici Era, beginning around the 13th-15th Century.

The Medici Bank (Italian: Banco Medici) was a financial institution created by the Medici family in Italy during the 15th century (1397–1494). It was the largest and most respected bank in Europe during its prime.[1] There are some estimates that the Medici family was, for a period of time, the wealthiest family in Europe. Estimating their wealth in today's money is difficult and imprecise, considering that they owned art, land, and gold. With this monetary wealth, the family acquired political power initially in Florence, and later in the wider spheres of Italy and Europe.

A notable contribution to the professions of banking and accounting pioneered by the Medici Bank was the improvement of the general ledger system through the development of the double entry system of tracking debits and credits or deposits and withdrawals.[2]

Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici was the first Medici to enter banking on his own, and while he became influential in the Florentine government, it was not until his son Cosimo the Elder took over in 1434 as gran maestro that the Medici became the unofficial head of state of the Florentine republic.

The Medici family had close connection to the Holy Roman Catholic Church, and produced 4 Popes.

The Medici were a powerful and influential Florentine family from the 13th to 17th century. There were four popes who were related to the Medici and each other.[2]

  • Pope Leo X (December 11, 1475 – December 1, 1521), born Giovanni de' Medici, was pope from 1513 to his death.[3]
  • Pope Clement VII (May 26, 1478 – September 25, 1534), born Giulio di Giuliano de' Medici, was a cardinal from 1513 to 1523 and was pope from 1523 to 1534.[4]
  • Pope Pius IV (31 March 1499 – December 9, 1565), born Giovanni Angelo Medici, was pope from 1559 to 1565. However, he was only distantly related to the other Medici Popes.[5]
  • Pope Leo XI (June 2, 1535 – April 27, 1605), born Alessandro Ottaviano de' Medici, was pope from April 1, 1605, to April 27 of the same year.[6]

So in reality it is pretty EZ to trace back the International Banking Cartel and it's Evil back at least this far, and it likely goes back further than that to the Babylonian Era and the Fall of the Tower of Babel, which I maintain was actually a Counting House, the Computer of its era.  The Christian Church, specifically the Roman Catholics, enabled the continuity of this Evil through the Dark Ages and into the Enlightenment.  This is where the ROOT OF ALL EVIL thing comes in.

The system migrated from its center in Venice, Italy northward as the Enlightenment proceeded and the Colonial Era began in the late 15th Century with the "discovery" of the New World by Christopher Columbus in 1492.  New banking centers emerged in London and in Amsterdam, and the new Joint Venture operations of the British and Dutch East India companies began, the emergent Corporatocracy.  In the late 1600s, the Bank of England was chartered with the genius elucidator of Gravitational Theory and Inventor of the Calculus Sir Isaac Newton at the helm as Master of the Mint in Jolly Old England. At the SAME time, the OTHER independent inventor of the Calculus, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz was advisor to Queen Sophie and the House of Hanover in Germany.  It is Leibniz' notation that survives today for doing calculus, not Newton's.  Higher Mathematics merged with Banking during this time, and it has been downhill ever since. lol.  It is no coincidence that England and Germany became the controllers of the Global Banking System and Industrial Civilization, this is entirely the result of the work of Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz.


Since that time, the same pattern has been followed everywhere as the colonial powers with their Gunz and Cannon overran all the stone age people outside of Europe and Asia, where the Chinese were running a competing Ag Society that was pretty equal to the Western version until the Enlightenment and the Scientific Revolution in the west, which allowed the Westerners to leapfrog the Chinese over this period.  While the Chinese stagnated at an Ag level, the West moved into Industrialization, harnessing first Peat, then Coal and then Oil to leverage up their power.

Every last migration of people and conquest since this period has followed the same pathway.  First the Military drops in to steal the land, then Colonists are dropped in to start working the land and extracting wealth, then the Banksters follow to provide the monetary conduit by which to trade these resources. The main important thing for the Banksters during the whole period up to today was to maintain the hegemony over the system of trade and the money that the value of any particular resource, manufactured goods or services are measured in.  This is completely arbitrary, but you must centralize and control the whole system to make it work.

Most places on earth outside of Europe and China around 1700 had no banking system whatsoever, and many didn't even use money. Once control over a given territory was secured by the Military (armed with Gunz & Cannon), they could then impose their banking system on that neighborhood.  And so it went on, one by one every location on Earth became engulfed in the same system, creating Binding Ties that are almost impossible to break, in fact impossible completely until the system itself breaks. The inability of the Brits to actually "Brexit"; the futility of the Californicators & Oregonads in hoping for "secession" all demonstrate the same priniciple, that while you can Check In to the monetary system here, you cannot Leave, you can only Check Out, aka buy your Ticket to the Great Beyond.  The monetary system we live under is LITERALLY the "Hotel California", "you can "Check Out but you can NEVER Leave."   You are totally trapped by this system, which beginning in this iteration around the 14th Century with the Medicis and has now extended its tentacles around the entire Globe.

Andrew Jackson tried to break this system prior to the Civil War in 1833 when he "killed" the 2nd Bank of the US, the predecessor to Da Fed after the 1st Bank of the US failed shortly after the Revolutionary War.


Old Hickory did not "kill" central banking at all, he merely set up the Civil War, and then a series of Financial Panics that followed that war  from 1865 through to the founding of Da Fed in secret meetings at Jekyll Island prior to the Christmas of 1913.

1865–67 recession April 1865–Dec 1867 2 years
8 months
3 years
10 months
−23.8% The American Civil War ended in April 1865, and the country entered a lengthy period of general deflation that lasted until 1896. The United States occasionally experienced periods of recession during the Reconstruction era. Production increased in the years following the Civil War, but the country still had financial difficulties.[14] The post-war period coincided with a period of some international financial instability.
1869–70 recession June 1869–Dec 1870 1 year
6 months
1 year
6 months
−9.7% A few years after the Civil War, a short recession occurred. It was unusual since it came amid a period when railroad investment was greatly accelerating, even producing the First Transcontinental Railroad. The railroads built in this period opened up the interior of the country, giving birth to the Farmers' movement. The recession may be explained partly by ongoing financial difficulties following the war, which discouraged businesses from building up inventories.[14] Several months into the recession, there was a major financial panic.
Panic of 1873 and the Long Depression Oct 1873 –
Mar 1879
5 years
5 months
2 years
10 months
−33.6% (−27.3%) [nb 3] Economic problems in Europe prompted the failure of Jay Cooke & Company, the largest bank in the United States, which burst the post-Civil War speculative bubble. The Coinage Act of 1873 also contributed by immediately depressing the price of silver, which hurt North American mining interests.[17] The deflation and wage cuts of the era led to labor turmoil, such as the Great Railroad Strike of 1877. In 1879, the United States returned to the gold standard with the Specie Payment Resumption Act. This is the longest period of economic contraction recognized by the NBER. The Long Depression is sometimes held to be the entire period from 1873–96.[18][19]
1882–85 recession Mar 1882 –
May 1885
3 years
2 months
3 years −32.8% −24.6% Like the Long Depression that preceded it, the recession of 1882–85 was more of a price depression than a production depression. From 1879 to 1882, there had been a boom in railroad construction which came to an end, resulting in a decline in both railroad construction and in related industries, particularly iron and steel.[20] A major economic event during the recession was the Panic of 1884.
1887–88 recession Mar 1887 –
April 1888
1 year
1 month
1 year
10 months
−14.6% −8.2% Investments in railroads and buildings weakened during this period. This slowdown was so mild that it is not always considered a recession. Contemporary accounts apparently indicate it was considered a slight recession.[21]
1890–91 recession July 1890 –
May 1891
10 months 1 year
5 months
−22.1% −11.7% Although shorter than the recession in 1887–88 and still modest, a slowdown in 1890–91 was somewhat more pronounced than the preceding recession. International monetary disturbances are blamed for this recession, such as the Panic of 1890 in the United Kingdom.[21]
Panic of 1893 Jan 1893 –
June 1894
1 year
5 months
1 year
8 months
−37.3% −29.7% Failure of the United States Reading Railroad and withdrawal of European investment led to a stock market and banking collapse. This Panic was also precipitated in part by a run on the gold supply. The Treasury had to issue bonds to purchase enough gold. Profits, investment and income all fell, leading to political instability, the height of the U.S. populist movement and the Free Silver movement.[22]
Panic of 1896 Dec 1895 –
June 1897
1 year
6 months
1 year
6 months
−25.2% −20.8% The period of 1893–97 is seen as a generally depressed cycle that had a short spurt of growth in the middle, following the Panic of 1893. Production shrank and deflation reigned.[21]
1899–1900 recession June 1899 –
Dec 1900
1 year
6 months
2 years −15.5% −8.8% This was a mild recession in the period of general growth beginning after 1897. Evidence for a recession in this period does not show up in some annual data series.[21]
1902–04 recession Sep 1902 –Aug 1904 1 year
11 months
1 year
9 months
−16.2% −17.1% Though not severe, this downturn lasted for nearly two years and saw a distinct decline in the national product. Industrial and commercial production both declined, albeit fairly modestly.[21] The recession came about a year after a 1901 stock crash.
Panic of 1907 May 1907 –
June 1908
1 year
1 month
2 years
9 months
−29.2% −31.0% A run on Knickerbocker Trust Company deposits on October 22, 1907, set events in motion that would lead to a severe monetary contraction. The fallout from the panic led to Congress creating the Federal Reserve System.[23]
Panic of 1910–1911 Jan 1910 –
Jan 1912
2 years 1 year
7 months
−14.7% −10.6% This was a mild but lengthy recession. The national product grew by less than 1%, and commercial activity and industrial activity declined. The period was also marked by deflation.[21]
Recession of 1913–1914 Jan 1913–Dec 1914 1 year
11 months
1 year −25.9% −19.8% Productions and real income declined during this period and were not offset until the start of World War I increased demand.[21] Incidentally, the Federal Reserve Act was signed during this recession, creating the Federal Reserve System, the culmination of a sequence of events following the Panic of 1907.[23]

There have been some notable attempts to break this system of control since Da Fed was founded and both ended in Assassinations.  First was the attempt by John F Kennedy with Executive Order 11110 to allow Da FSoA Goobermint to issue its own money based on its Silver Reserves.

Executive Order 11,110

President Kennedy’s Executive Order 11,110 gave the Treasury Department the explicit authority: “to issue silver certificates against any silver bullion, silver, or standard silver dollars in the Treasury.”

This means that for every ounce of silver in the U.S. Treasury‘s vault, the government could introduce new money into circulation based on the silver bullion physically held there.

As a result, more than $4 billion in United States Notes were brought into circulation in $2 and $5 denominations.

$10 and $20 United States Notes were never circulated but were being printed by the Treasury Department when Kennedy was assassinated.

It appears obvious that President Kennedy knew the Federal Reserve Notes being used as the purported legal currency were contrary to the Constitution of the United States of America.

“United States Notes” were issued as an interest-free and debt-free currency backed by silver reserves in the U.S. Treasury.

As most of you are familiar with I am sure, it was shortly after signing this Executive Order that JFK was Gunned Down from the Grassy Knoll in Dallas.

More recently, former and now dead Dictator for Life of Libya, Muammar el-Qaddafi tried to set up a Gold backed curreny system for all of Africa.  Muammar did not last long after coming up with this idea.


Fuck with the International Banking Cartel, you end up DEAD.  Play ball and start wars, you get to live while you send the next generation of Grunts out as Cannon Fodder on the latest piece of Earth Turf being fought over.  Which of these choices do you suspect The Donald will choose?  Try to stand up against the IBC or declare War on somebody?  Does The Donald strike you as a self-sacrificing sort of guy?

Given all of this history here, do you really think anybody will be "seceeding" from any of the Nation-States they currently are part of to become "independent" just by voting in Referendums?  Will the Frogs Frexit the EU when Marine LePen gets elected? Does Marine have The Plan that Nigel and BoJo did not have for negotiating a Brexit?   Will Beppe Grillo be able to joke his way out of the EU with an Italeave?  In a Pig's Eye!  None of these dissolutions can occur without the entire monetary system collapsing on itself, in which case (and inevitably at some point) EVERYBODY LEAVES!

Will this dissolution end in a peaceful manner with all the unhappy people all over the globe just waving goodbye to each other and saying "Good Luck, Godspeed, Wish You Well"?  My chances of Miraculous Recovery of my 20 year old healthy body AND winning the LOTTO at the same time are better than this.

Right now, all this secession talk along with the election of Populist Demigods like The Donald is just the warm up act for The Big Show to come, which will make WWII look like a Sunday Picnic.  A "peaceful resolution" to the problems of Resource Depletion and Population Overshoot simply does not EXIST.

Your best options at the moment are just to Duck & Cover, and try to get out of the way of the mayhem to come if you can.  Marching and Demonstrating for Peace, Love and Understanding at this point will work no better than meeting in Paris to resolve to voluntarily cut carbon emmissions.   Voting in the electoral charades is just more self-flagellation, you'll just come out the other side of that with scars on your back.

On the upside here, on a historical timeline, this will all be over pretty quick, 20 years tops IMHO.  So if you happen to be one of the Lucky Ones who survives the maelstrom  to come, you'll have the opportunity for a reboot, although granted with a significantly warmer and degraded planet.  I wish all of you who make it through the Zero Point the best of luck with this, and I will be rooting for you from the 50 yard line of the Great Beyond.  I sure as hell will not be amongst the survivors.  Remember the words of Illuminati Scumbag Sir Winston Chuchill as you fight the good fight: