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What Is The Philosophy Behind The Banking System?

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posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 02:29 PM
I have been seeing a lot of content concerning the central banks around the world and how they seem to control much of the world and cause a lot of conflicts to suit their interests. It is believed that these banks lend money to nations at interest in which the loans can never really be paid off. This creates an impossible debt to repay and future generations are stuck paying more and more as the debt increases.

Now I have to wonder if what they say about the banks is true, then why do they do it? What is the point of enslaving most of the world financially? Even if you can control the world, it doesn't really bring happiness but maybe for them it brings fulfillment. The people that work full-time and contribute to the economies will eventually die and even the bankers themselves will die. This leads one to put into perspective the fact that this world passes away for us all, so all this drama about control seems kinda silly.

What is your opinion on this?
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posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 02:40 PM
I've often wondered who is the Alpha of this all. In the animal kingdom there is most always an alpha figure that runs the group. Even us humans fall into this. For example Kings, Czars and Presidents of the world.

This has me wondering if there isn't an Alpha of the Alphas. Someone who has the most influence and power that the others dare not betray or mess with them even when they don't agree. So if this person wants they can crash the economy and no one will stand against them do to fear. If they want they can push most countries to war just from their worldly influence.

Then I wonder if this person is even human. That way their influence could have spanned across the ages of man and their power and wealth constantly grew until no one could possibly oppose them.

Sometimes I just wonder.

This is ATS after all.

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posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 02:50 PM
Since the concept of money was introduced, people have been conditioned to see it as the key to survival. Not the ability to grow food or build shelter, not the ability to care for each other as a community, but simply 'how much money can i get??'.

Unfortunately, this attitude does nothing for us as a global community. It only reinforces the ideas of "Us vs Them" and "Get Yours, Screw The Other Guy."

The love of money and power is, and will continue to be, the downfall of man.

posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 03:38 PM
reply to post by Ralphy

On a more serious note:

We are talking old money here. Most of these people would be born into this power and wealth and that is all they know. They don't think like the normal Joe who pulls 40+ hours shift to survive. Their survival is guaranteed already do to their vast wealth.
What do they do next? It depends how they were raised and most likely they are raised to succeed and accumulate more and more wealth.
It's a repetitive cycle from their grandfather to their grandchildren.
Before you know it a handful of families are successful enough to control the influence in not only banking systems but entire countries. They want a society of debt because that ensures that their families continues to survive through thick and thin because they are the ones who are owed. It's an endless financial supply to your heirs for centuries to come.
Most sane people strive for their children to have better than themselves. This is what we are seeing on a much larger scale. This is why they don't care about who else it's effecting as long as their own isn't involved. Survival of the fittest.
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posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 03:38 PM
Well...this will sound kind of weird to some as I do like money and nice things as much as the next guy

In the very end...the philosophy of banking is arrogance. I deserve better things than that guy over there...or better things than everyone else. I should have a fine home while those folks over there live on the street...I should have all the food I want while others go hungry.

It is greed that is spawned by arrogance..."I am better than everyone else".

Plus...there is a dose of laziness in there. If I can get someone to take a loan with interest that they can never hope to pay back, they will keep sending payments and I will have to do nothing but sit on my @ss and collect a check from them and other suckers.

Ok...that's probably not correct, but that is how it looks sometimes when I see the greed, arrogance, gluttony and lust of those in power. They have more money than they can ever spend so then it comes to power...but what good is power? So you can control people...why control people? To make more money that you don't need? To make the world in your personal "grand design?"...why?

Sometimes I just do not understand the need of some to "reign" over others.

posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 05:23 PM
reply to post by TheLieWeLive

I think the vatican has been at the helm every since. Roman never really fell it just morphed

posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 05:55 PM
reply to post by Ralphy

This covers it very well, revealing it's fundamentally unsustainable nature.

posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 05:59 PM

Originally posted by Ralphy

What is your opinion on this?

"What does it profit a man to gain the whole world but lose his own soul."
~ Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (lacked nothing).

I think that the time may have come for them to work out a whole new system which doesn't involve interest at the source of money's creation.

Surely they have enough temporal, economic power - so why keep enslaving - very good question indeed.

posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 09:45 PM
I also feel the current system is far from being acceptable but whenever I see people pointing it's flaws I have never seem anyone with a good idea as to what could replace it. Would love to read some insights on it.

Money became a problem when it stopped being considered the mean to be seen as the end.
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posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 02:54 AM
reply to post by NewAgeMan

No new system, just honest labour, which is our value in life and with which we are able to earn a living.
Money is in essence a handy tool for trading with one another and everybody wants it.
The problem lies in the system we have, a cartel who controls the money supply.
Then it becomes easy to cause a crisis by retracting money from the society, or to cause a bubble by flooding the society with easy money.
It is possible because it is fiat money backed by nothing but debt, it should be backed by labour in my opinion.
We all have our responsibility in life, work with each other to provide each other with the needs for a quality of life.
Housing, clothes, food, energy, but that world is still far away.

posted on Feb, 19 2013 @ 02:24 PM
The problem does not necessarily lie with the banks... people take out massive loans from banks knowing exactly what the interest rate is putting up their house as collateral, and then when they fail to pay back this massive loan the bank comes and seizes their house and they cry Injustice!

The problem lies with people who don't have a realistic picture of the world around them. They fail to consider risk factors and consequences when taking out loans. So yes, I would agree, this stems a lot from arrogance.

You have to realize banks are a business too. When someone deposits money in a bank they recieve a small interest on their deposit. When a bank gives out a loan, they want the money back sooner rather than later, so they place interest rates on the loan. If a bank did not charge interest rates, people who take out loans would have no motivation to pay back the loan in a timely manner, and the bank could possibly run out of money and not be able to pay out people who try to withdraw money from their deposits.

Interest rates exist because people are inherently not trustworthy, or at least that is the philosophy behind it. Banks can't trust people to pay back on time, or pay back at all.

posted on Feb, 19 2013 @ 07:19 PM
reply to post by Ralphy

Have a listen to this it might clear things up

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