Too little, too late, is what's been happening all around the planet by design. The crash was caused so the key players could get the tax dollars to buy up their smaller competitors. They have plenty of other dirty tricks yet that they'll be rolling out as the disaster they made continues.
They still want privatization. Don't kid yourself. They want all the pension funds. Robbing widows is an old pastime of theirs. It's Biblical you know.
They are doing their best to set the stage to target government entitlements. They will insist that all the nationalization that has occurred be reversed. Then they will say that government spending and deficits must be reined in on the back of the poor and retirees. They will say that the only way to finance Social Security is via privatization. They will say that inflation must be reined in by higher interest rates, which will increase unemployment and further weaken unions and lower the wages the superrich will pay the poor, further enslaving the poor to them.
This will take time through which to cycle. They will depend upon the mainstream media they own to control the messages. They will depend upon short-attention spans, shocked and numbed minds, memory lapses, and new people (young) coming into the system who haven't experienced the scams and don't know enough about just how devious the superrich are.
Usury is a sin. Usury isn't just high interest rates. That's a sham definition that was put forth by the usurers who are the private bankers. Usury is interest on debt, period. Any interest is usurious in other words.
Interest is completely unnecessary to a well-functioning society and economy. It is a burden and drain on the whole system in fact. It was never necessary. It was invented by the selfish who over the millennia have deliberately created situations that back others into corners where they are offered interest-bearing debt-slavery or starvation. It is so far from the New Commandment as to be it's polar opposite.
There are many other things that are unnecessary evil along with usury. Profit of the private-capitalists kind is unnecessary, evil, and a drain on the whole. It is selfishly motivated, which is evil. This too is Biblical.
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? (Mark 8:36) That's Jesus posing a question for everyone's edification.
Another thing that isn't really needed is a medium of exchange (currency or money).
People could very easily get together and simply decide to help each other do whatever project they agree to work on to bring forth. When people first ventured into the wilderness, they made what they needed from those things provided by the natural system God provided and still does. In the capitalist sense, they didn't buy it with dollars. They didn't trade what they had for it with anyone. They certainly didn't owe anyone interest on any debt.
You may think that the world is too complicated now to do things that way. It is not. The only problem is with people being stuck in their own minds. They had false ideas hammered into them all their lives. They've been hammered into what those who gain the world want so those who lose their souls for fleeting profits now can have as much of that false-hearted wealth, power, and control as possible. The problem is with short-sightedness. The problem is with selfishness.
The current system is dumb. It is not the best way. Central-planning isn't the way and laissez-faire capitalism isn't the way. Decentralized/centralized planning is the way. That's no false paradox.
Human mentality must evolve. Consensus around unselfishness must be developed. It must be at the grassroots and in the places that serve as hubs for facilitating the sharing of unselfish information and all that would necessarily accompany it.
Do away with usury. Then begin to do away with debt by replacing it with giving as much as possible. Then do away with money entirely. Then do away with profit. Do away with trade by replacing it with giving without holding out for gain. Doing all of this will create the mentality that will result in everyone having the highest quality of life beyond present imagination.
Do away with the Federal Reserve System. Do away with the privatized national bank. Do away with borrowing from anyone to create currency. The people don't need to owe anyone any interest simply so the people may print money. That should be obvious to a little child.
The banking industry is an evil invention. There are many people within it who don't understand this. They've been swept up by the whole system. They try to be as faithful as possible in the unrighteous mammon thinking that that is the best that can be. It isn't.
If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? (Luke 16:11)
Look at those words and consider all the different and consistent things they impart. What is the right thing to do given the situation or circumstances? That's what people are constantly asking themselves. What should I do? What is right? Should I cheat? Can one cheat within a cheating system? Is that the right thing to do considering the position into which I've been forced? Are there extenuating circumstances? Are there mitigating circumstances? Must my family starve, because the rich have placed me over a barrel via their lies? I trusted them. I shouldn't have. Regardless though, why can't I just take from them since they've lied and cheated? Wouldn't just taking what I need from them be acceptable in God's eyes? Wouldn't it be justice?
There are also those who did the system's bidding and were then exposed. Why should they not continue gaming the system?
And he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods. (Luke 16:1)
And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longer steward. (Luke 16:2)
Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do? for my lord taketh away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed. (Luke 16:3)
I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses. (Luke 16:4)
So he called every one of his lord's debtors unto him, and said unto the first, How much owest thou unto my lord? (Luke 16:5)
And he said, An hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty. (Luke 16:6)
Then said he to another, And how much owest thou? And he said, An hundred measures of wheat. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and write fourscore. (Luke 16:7)
And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light. (Luke 16:8)
And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations. (Luke 16:9)
He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. (Luke 16:10)
If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? (Luke 16:11)
And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own? (Luke 16:12)
No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. (Luke 16:13)
There are many self-style Biblical scholars who cannot read and comprehend those verses. They are very limited in what they get out of them.
Let me explain the verses for you somewhat. The bad steward had been up to no good. We aren't told exactly what he had been doing. We are told though that while he still had time, he ingratiated himself to debtors who were willing to go along with the fraud. Now, this troubles readers, because they become confused by not being able to grasp that Jesus isn't saying to do this sort of thing on the dark side but rather the side of the light. The point of the verses is that children of the light are those who will forgive those who have offended them as they themselves want to be forgiven by God. It isn't complicated. In addition, Jesus is instructing that you don't want to get into the bad-stewardship position in the first place.
Now, none of this means that in the worldly system that you are going to be treated justly by those in the relative position of lord. Plenty of people in positions of power are going to crush good stewards below them and work to undermine good stewards above them and next to them. In fact, part of the system is that good stewards are threats to the bad and the best steward (or would-be steward except he or she is kept down) is the biggest threat and target. The biggest threat is targeted by the worst, who are capable of the worst, including literally crucifying others.
It is the bad stewards who have designed the current system that is based upon selfishness and coercion regardless of whether it's called capitalism or socialism or a mixed economy.
The alternative I've stated above for no usury, no profits, and no money (mammon) is idealistic. There is nothing wrong with that. It is not impractical. It is the most practical. It is not unrealistic. It is getting to what is truly real that is not false-hearted.
We must change the language to bring forth Heaven on Earth. God is the word.
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