For the greater good
Posted on Friday, 29 April, 2011 | 6 comments
Columnist: Phillip Tilley
Whenever there is a cause where some great sacrifice must be made, usually by the people on the bottom of the totem pole, some person in charge of making someone else sacrifice says it is for the greater good. On the Star Trek series, Vulcans believed the good of the many outweighs the good of the few or the one. In other words the majority of society must benefit from the minorities loss. The case could be made that even though the invasion of Iraq turned up no weapons of mass destruction it was still for the greater good. Americans need inexpensive fuel for their automobiles and trucks and Iraq has oil and control of that oil is good for America and since there are more Americans than there are Iraqies it is for the greater good.
Really it was to keep Iraq from switching payment from petro-dollars to petro-euros for their oil that got Iraq invaded. Messing with the world reserve currency is against the greater good.
Communism is based on the greater good. The battle of the haves, those that have something of value, and the have-nots, those who have nothing, is brought to a halt. Those that have are expatriated from their goods which are distributed to the have-nots, which far outnumber the haves, all for the greater good.
In a capitalist society the people need the freedom to run their businesses without undo government interference so they can prosper. Since the people far outnumber the Government this is for the greater good. People can take care of themselves far better than even the best Government can.
Usually though when the greater good term is used it benefits the one or the few. There is no greater good than what their particular group wants. When the banks were failing the Government bailed them out with hundreds of billions, (truth be known trillions) of Federal Reserve Notes all for the greater good. What? Really? How is a few banks robbing the public at large for the greater good?
Now these banks that the public, (yes the tax dollars that bailed out the banks is your money) bailed out are foreclosing on the homes of the very people who rescued them.
What would have happened if the banks had of bailed? Let us see, the interest on the public debt that goes to these banks is financed by the Federal Income Tax. That is what the Grace Commission determined in 1984. No banks equals no national debt which equals no federal income tax is needed.
If you owed a bank for your mortgage, car payment, student loan or credit cards, no banks equals no mortgage, car, student loan or credit card payments. No foreclosures so no homeless families. No student loan debt. We would have all been instantly debt free. The shackles of the Federal Reserve would have been removed and we would truly be a free capitalist society unencumbered to prosper for the greater good.
We may yet get our chance as December 21, 2012 nears and the Federal Reserve System currently in use grinds to a collapse. For the greater good, wake up people, the money matrix has you.Article Copyright© Phillip Tilley - reproduced with permission.