That’s Some Bullshit Right There
This episode of “That’s Some Bullshit Right There,” involves a dude who is charged with counterfeiting. Let me tell you about what dude did: he created coins made out of silver and stamped with a value of $1. Each coin contains 1 troy ounce of silver currently worth ~$35 (up from $10 after a decade of warfare and rampant money creation).
So if you are selling, say, a $1 candybar and somebody gives you a “$1 coin” that’s actually worth $35 dollars, can we really say that you are a victim of counterfeiting?
This is an old’ish man–67 years old. He’s going to prison for upwards of 25 years for making coins that, should you accidentally accept one, would make you 35 times wealthier than a paper dollar bill.
I understand that you may disagree with the man’s politics. You may not like that he “opened the Free Marijuana Church of Honolulu, giving away pot and calling himself a ‘high priest’”–high priest, get it?
You might not like that his primary customers are Tea Party/Ron Paul types who purchase coins made of valuable metal because they believe that, as trillions of dollars are created de novo by the Federal Reserve to pay for a global war, domestic police state and to shovel into the maw of the corporate and financial sectors, the value of the dollar will decline–as it has by 95% in the last century of global wars, an increasing police state and skyrocketing wealth of the corporate and financial classes.
You may think he’s goofy, you may think he’s stupid, but this man is clearly innocent of hurting anyone but those who benefit from maintaining the belief that the value of the dollar isn’t falling through the floor.
It gets even better: “Attempts to undermine the legitimate currency of this country are simply a unique form of domestic terrorism,” [US Attorney] Tompkins said in a Department of Justice news release after the conviction.
“While these forms of anti-government activities do not involve violence, they are every bit as insidious and represent a clear and present danger to the economic stability of this country,”
. . . the fuck? A representative from the institution that has heaped roughly a quarter million dollars of debt onto every man, woman and child within it’s borders (as well as the unborn and the not yet conceived); an institution that is owned lock, stock and barrel by the wealthiest ruling class in the history of the planet; an institution that is beggaring hundreds of millions of people to artificially maintain the wealth of a fraction of a percent of its population . . . a representative of this institution is saying that a hippie making silver coins is a clear and present danger to the economic stability of this country and that he should die in a cage for his “crimes”?
That’s some bullshit right there.
Oh, and PS. Morris Dees? Last I checked the SPLC was taking down evil fuckers like the Ku Klux Klan and shit. When did you start carrying water for the goddamn Empire? Jeeezus, with friends like these . . .