“Who knows whether the other half of our life, in which we think we are awake, is not another sleep a little different from the former, from which we awake when we suppose ourselves asleep? And who doubts that, if we dreamt in company, and
the dreams chanced to agree, which is common enough, and if we were always alone when awake, we should believe that matters were reversed?
In short, as we
often dream that we dream, heaping dream upon dream, may it not be that this
half of our life, wherein we think ourselves awake, is itself only a dream, on
which others are grafted, from which we wake at death….”
Creation of a central bank was necessary in order to permit the Regime’s “extractor class” slip the shackles of hard currency. This eventually led to FDR’s confiscation of gold in 1933, and to the Nixon administration’s final repudiation of the gold standard in 1971.
It was during the reign of FDR, America’s first Fascist President-for-Life, that the ruling elite “incepted” the idea of that the federal government could be an indispensable partner in helping citizens achieve the “American Dream.” Thus the Regime unveiled the
Reconstruction Finance Corporation, was supposedly intended to expand the ranks
of home ownership. Through the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Fannie
Mae), the government purchased mortgages issued to low-income Americans. Those
mortgages, in turn, were bundled into marketable securities and vended to
others willing to participate in the shared delusion.
The people who orchestrated this deception have been able to ride
the “kicks” to safety. In early 2008, Alan Greenspan warned a gathering of Arab
financiers in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia that they should divest their dollar-based
holdings. Bondholders in China, Russia, and elsewhere have been bailed out by the
Fed, often by way of corporate cut-outs or through loans to foreign central
Greece and Italy — in fact, the entire collection of parasitic polities who constitute the “Euro-zone” — are in the queue for another bailout. The domestic element of the “extractor class” is busily at work, as well, devouring everything within their field of vision — as even a cursory examination of public employee pensions and benefits will demonstrate.
In the meantime, despite the best efforts of the dream architects to keep Americans sedated, millions are waking up into a multi-layered nightmare. Rock star Sammy Hagar of the AARP-qualifying supergroup Chickenfoot — of all the unlikely people — has provided one of the best capsule descriptions of that nightmare-within-a-nightmare.
Dum spiro, pugno!