The gold standard, and fiat money were highly contested from the early 19th century thought the mid 20th century.
The popular myth is that fort knox has enough gold to back US paper money. This has been untrue since 1968 (and in reality, propably far before
The FDR legislation on gold, served to begin freeing the US from the ties that we had to gold. I am not a fan of FDR or any of his programs (they
were fine for temporary releif, creating jobs, ie TVA, but not ever intended for hte long haul). If FDR saw that we still continued some of his
programs, he would laugh his ass off.
I do not discount a global conspiracy. I do think it has suffered many setbacks. In some ways I am for a global conspiracy, especailly considering
the sheer stupidity of most people. I cannot imagine a world ruled by 'popular opinion'. Most people, like sheep, need to be told what to do, when
to eat, how to act, and when they should wipe thier ass.
I feel that someone needs to take over some some stuff, my only regret is that I am not a part of it yet. (off my soapbox now)
Midnight definately offers soem food for thought, and I agree that it is impossible to ignore a possible attempt at a consiracy liek takeover.
I personally feel that the sheer idiotness of people continues to vex the powers that be at every turn. Just wehn GW thinks he can fight a 'just
war' against the iraqis, he is hounded by the finding of 0 WMD's. Just when people think they have it in the bag, idiots continue to throw wrenches
in the works. I am glad for this, as it keeps the world interesting.
Even though I am not a globalist, I think that most people are morons. I wish there was a specially sanctioned group that could just kill idiots
everywhere (or at least stop them from making babies!) (many of you probably think i am ripe for the wrath of my own suggestion). But seriously, does
anyone else here grasp how incredibly stupid most of the world is?
Where I live, the deep gene pools produce at best 2 children, while the shallow pools produce 6 or 7. I feel that we are expiencing reverse
evolution. The number of cars up on blocks in front of trailers with battered wives and molkesting husbands inside is increasing everyday. The
number of people that have read actual literature, studied art, or embarked on true scientific research has decreased. we are experienceing the
reverse of the rennesiance. We are in the age of disenlightenment. PLEASE, someone stop this madness!
(probably not the right place for my diatribe, but it will have to do)