posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 09:16 AM
While its true there are many strange things in the world, but however you can't pin most of them on a secret society/conspiracy the purpose of a
national bank has always been to improve the financial situation of the economy, the reason why America is losing so much money is not becuase of some
sort of debt system but because America is losing billions of dollars in trade, military expenditures and corruption.
Also the very nature of specialized tax systems as explained beautifully by Asimov makes it so that it's encredibly difficult to maintain a tax
system and still hope to get much money out of it.
Each time a country fights a war you'ld be AMAZED at how expensive they are, wars is pretty much the single most important factor in determining your
In a book i maied writen by David Kaiser: "Politics and War: European Conflict from Philip II to Hitler" is an excellent explaination of how
aristocracies had for centuries tried and generally failed to increase their authority by using warfare as the method until say Louis the Sun King how
became the first with flexible goals succeeded in increasing HIS authority leading to the Napoleonic Era where Napoleon created titles for his various
Officers to increase the authority of france in foreign lands and to increase the loyalty of his men.
And it continues on to the first world war where at the end in stead of increaseing the authority of the Monarchies and the Liberal Democracies it
DESTROYED IT! In the former and severaly weakened it in the latter, why?
D. Kaiser writes that in every single war from Phillip to Hitler wars while fought with territorial, empiral, and national goals in mind costed so
much money and govenrments time and again had to resort to so many unproductive and unpopular methods of raising cash to pay the soldiers that most
wars were pretty much a stalemate, wars were beyond the scope of post/inter-renisaince Kings and Queens with the slight exception of England but even
then its only because they're actual involvement consisted in the most part of using "fringe tactics" fighting th war in the way most garenteed of
generating a profit.
France under Louis did surprisingly well in its wars but only by remaining flexible and giving a little to get a little so to speak, but he still had
to do his best to wringle as much money as he could to pay for his wars. The Napoleonic Era is an excellent example the wars that France were fighting
(while in some cases for survival) were costing so much that when time ame to liberate Europe France stole whatever it could get its hands on to pay
for the war effort and further wars were needed in each case to balance the books. Napoleon's wars were soon very much about just simply paying his
troops as they were about his grandoise ambitions.
Prior to the first world war everything was good, plenty of countries were making money from invisible investments in other countries, the books were
balanced and arms expenditures while high were balanceable.
Then came 1914... and the first world war has long since been a stunning example of what wars can cost. Millions of lives, billions of dollars, the
financial credibility of the belligerent powers, and finally the authority of the Monarchies and the spine of the liberal democracies.
The results of the war were that the Kaiser of Germany was toplles, the Czar's were executed and a Democractic Dictatorship of the Proleteriate
declared, the Japanese government thorugh its own financial problems a few years later would lead to a militeristic government rising to power, the
italian's while whether the victors or the vanquished faced serious political problems that threatened the very foundation of Italy, the French and
British governments found that they're people were tired of war and very quickly governments would change hands and eventually would have no spine in
which to oppose the Facsists a generation later. And finally the war had costed so much money that in the end almost every nation whether or not they
actively participated were affected by it, and soon many nations were ripe for the Revolution, but most failed though to many factors (I'ld like to
say it was all Russia's fault but its not fair to point fingers when so much time has past).
That is to my mind a better explaination to the political, and social-economic events detemrine the rise and fall of empires then simply fat balding
rich capitalist pigs sitting in a room smoking cigars playing a geopolitical game of Risk.
But if its true then isn't that a better reason why the Workers and Peasents should unite and overthrow the capitalist oppressors?
Also whats wrong with the state of Israel? About 6 million jews died at the hands of the Nazi's they deserve a land of their own and can protect
[edit on 28-8-2005 by The Middle Kingdom]