On Savages, Barbarians, And Money-Lenders

25 Apr

Thanks to reader Kevin Moore, for pointing your humble blogger to the writings of Lysander Spooner.

This passage (XVIII – XIX) from “No Treason” (circa 1870) more closely reflects my own views on ANZAC Day, and on war more generally (emphasis added):

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Among savages, mere physical strength, on the part of one man, may enable him to rob, enslave, or kill another man. Among barbarians, mere physical strength, on the part of a body of men, disciplined, and acting in concert, though with very little money or other wealth, may, under some circumstances, enable them to rob, enslave, or kill another body of men, as numerous, or perhaps even more numerous, than themselves. And among both savages and barbarians, mere want may sometimes compel one man to sell himself as a slave to another. But with (so-called) civilized peoples, among whom knowledge, wealth, and the means of acting in concert, have become diffused; and who have invented such weapons and other means of defense as to render mere physical strength of less importance; and by whom soldiers in any requisite number, and other instrumentalities of war in any requisite amount, can always be had for money, the question of war, and consequently the question of power, is little else than a mere question of money. As a necessary consequence, those who stand ready to furnish this money, are the real rulers. It is so in Europe, and it is so in this country.

In Europe, the nominal rulers, the emperors and kings and parliaments, are anything but the real rulers of their respective countries. They are little or nothing else than mere tools, employed by the wealthy to rob, enslave, and (if need be) murder those who have less wealth, or none at all.

The Rothschilds, and that class of money-lenders of whom they are the representatives and agents — men who never think of lending a shilling to their next-door neighbors, for purposes of honest industry, unless upon the most ample security, and at the highest rate of interest — stand ready, at all times, to lend money in unlimited amounts to those robbers and murderers, who call themselves governments, to be expended in shooting down those who do not submit quietly to being robbed and enslaved.

They lend their money in this manner, knowing that it is to be expended in murdering their fellow men, for simply seeking their liberty and their rights; knowing also that neither the interest nor the principal will ever be paid, except as it will be extorted under terror of the repetition of such murders as those for which the money lent is to be expended.

These money-lenders, the Rothschilds, for example, say to themselves: If we lend a hundred millions sterling to the queen and parliament of England, it will enable them to murder twenty, fifty, or a hundred thousand people in England, Ireland, or India; and the terror inspired by such wholesale slaughter, will enable them to keep the whole people of those countries in subjection for twenty, or perhaps fifty, years to come; to control all their trade and industry; and to extort from them large amounts of money, under the name of taxes; and from the wealth thus extorted from them, they (the queen and parliament) can afford to pay us a higher rate of interest for our money than we can get in any other way. Or, if we lend this sum to the emperor of Austria, it will enable him to murder so many of his people as to strike terror into the rest, and thus enable him to keep them in subjection, and extort money from them, for twenty or fifty years to come. And they say the same in regard to the emperor of Russia, the king of Prussia, the emperor of France, or any other ruler, so called, who, in their judgment, will be able, by murdering a reasonable portion of his people, to keep the rest in subjection, and extort money from them, for a long time to come, to pay the interest and the principal of the money lent him.

And why are these men so ready to lend money for murdering their fellow men? Solely for this reason, viz., that such loans are considered better investments than loans for purposes of honest industry. They pay higher rates of interest; and it is less trouble to look after them. This is the whole matter. The question of making these loans is, with these lenders, a mere question of pecuniary profit. They lend money to be expended in robbing, enslaving, and murdering their fellow men, solely because, on the whole, such loans pay better than any others. They are no respecters of persons, no superstitious fools, that reverence monarchs. They care no more for a king, or an emperor, than they do for a beggar, except as he is a better customer, and can pay them better interest for their money. If they doubt his ability to make his murders successful for maintaining his power, and thus extorting money from his people in future, they dismiss him unceremoniously as they would dismiss any other hopeless bankrupt, who should want to borrow money to save himself from open insolvency.

When these great lenders of blood-money, like the Rothschilds, have loaned vast sums in this way, for purposes of murder, to an emperor or a king, they sell out the bonds taken by them, in small amounts, to anybody, and everybody, who are disposed to buy them at satisfactory prices, to hold as investments. They (the Rothschilds) thus soon get back their money, with great profits; and are now ready to lend money in the same way again to any other robber and murderer, called an emperor or king, who, they think, is likely to be successful in his robberies and murders, and able to pay a good price [ie, interest/usury] for the money necessary to carry them on.

This business of lending blood-money is one of the most thoroughly sordid, cold-blooded, and criminal that was ever carried on, to any considerable extent, amongst human beings. It is like lending money to slave traders, or to common robbers and pirates, to be repaid out of their plunder. And the men who loan money to governments, so called, for the purpose of enabling the latter to rob, enslave, and murder their people, are among the greatest villains that the world has ever seen. And they as much deserve to be hunted and killed (if they cannot otherwise be got rid of) as any slave traders, robbers, or pirates that ever lived.

When these emperors and kings, so-called, have obtained their loans, they proceed to hire and train immense numbers of professional murderers, called soldiers, and employ them in shooting down all who resist their demands for money. In fact, most of them keep large bodies of these murderers constantly in their service, as their only means of enforcing their extortions. There are now, I think, four or five millions of these professional murderers constantly employed by the so-called sovereigns of Europe. The enslaved people are, of course, forced to support and pay all these murderers, as well as to submit to all the other extortions which these murderers are employed to enforce.

It is only in this way that most of the so-called governments of Europe are maintained. These so-called governments are in reality only great bands of robbers and murderers, organized, disciplined, and constantly on the alert. And the so-called sovereigns, in these different governments, are simply the heads, or chiefs, of different bands of robbers and murderers. And these heads or chiefs are dependent upon the lenders of blood-money for the means to carry on their robberies and murders. They could not sustain themselves a moment but for the loans made to them by these blood-money loan-mongers. And their first care is to maintain their credit with them; for they know their end is come, the instant their credit with them fails. Consequently the first proceeds of their extortions are scrupulously applied to the payment of the interest on their loans.

In addition to paying the interest on their bonds, they perhaps grant to the holders of them great monopolies in banking, like the Banks of England, of France, and of Vienna; with the agreement that these banks shall furnish money whenever, in sudden emergencies, it may be necessary to shoot down more of their people. Perhaps also, by means of tariffs on competing imports, they give great monopolies to certain branches of industry, in which these lenders of blood-money are engaged. They also, by unequal taxation, exempt wholly or partially the property of these loan-mongers, and throw corresponding burdens upon those who are too poor and weak to resist.

Thus it is evident that all these men, who call themselves by the high-sounding names of Emperors, Kings, Sovereigns, Monarchs, Most Christian Majesties, Most Catholic Majesties, High Mightinesses, Most Serene and Potent Princes, and the like, and who claim to rule “by the grace of God,” by “Divine Right” — that is, by special authority from Heaven — are intrinsically not only the merest miscreants and wretches, engaged solely in plundering, enslaving, and murdering their fellow men, but that they are also the merest hangers on, the servile, obsequious, fawning dependents and tools of these blood-money loan-mongers, on whom they rely for the means to carry on their crimes. These loan-mongers, like the Rothschilds, laugh in their sleeves, and say to themselves: These despicable creatures, who call themselves emperors, and kings, and majesties, and most serene and potent princes; who profess to wear crowns, and sit on thrones; who deck themselves with ribbons, and feathers, and jewels; and surround themselves with hired flatterers and lickspittles; and whom we suffer to strut around, and palm themselves off, upon fools and slaves, as sovereigns and lawgivers specially appointed by Almighty God; and to hold themselves out as the sole fountains of honors, and dignities, and wealth, and power — all these miscreants and imposters know that we make them, and use them; that in us they live, move, and have their being; that we require them (as the price of their positions) to take upon themselves all the labor, all the danger, and all the odium of all the crimes they commit for our profit; and that we will unmake them, strip them of their gewgaws, and send them out into the world as beggars, or give them over to the vengeance of the people they have enslaved, the moment they refuse to commit any crime we require of them, or to pay over to us such share of the proceeds of their robberies as we see fit to demand.

XIX

Now, what is true in Europe, is substantially true in this country. The difference is the immaterial one, that, in this country, there is no visible, permanent head, or chief, of these robbers and murderers who call themselves “the government.” That is to say, there is no ONE MAN, who calls himself the state, or even emperor, king, or sovereign; no one who claims that he and his children rule “by the Grace of God,” by “Divine Right,” or by special appointment from Heaven. There are only certain men, who call themselves presidents, senators, and representatives, and claim to be the authorized agents, FOR THE TIME BEING, OR FOR CERTAIN SHORT PERIODS, OF ALL “the people of the United States”; but who can show no credentials, or powers of attorney, or any other open, authentic evidence that they are so; and who notoriously are not so; but are really only the agents of a secret band of robbers and murderers, whom they themselves do not know, and have no means of knowing, individually; but who, they trust, will openly or secretly, when the crisis comes, sustain them in all their usurpations and crimes.

What is important to be noticed is, that these so-called presidents, senators, and representatives, these pretended agents of all “the people of the United States,” the moment their exactions meet with any formidable resistance from any portion of “the people” themselves, are obliged, like their co-robbers and murderers in Europe, to fly at once to the lenders of blood money, for the means to sustain their power. And they borrow their money on the same principle, and for the same purpose, viz., to be expended in shooting down all those “people of the United States” — their own constituents and principals, as they profess to call them — who resist the robberies and enslavements which these borrowers of the money are practising upon them. And they expect to repay the loans, if at all, only from the proceeds of the future robberies, which they anticipate it will be easy for them and their successors to perpetrate through a long series of years, upon their pretended principals, if they can but shoot down now some hundreds of thousands of them, and thus strike terror into the rest.

Perhaps the facts were never made more evident, in any country on the globe, than in our own, that these soulless blood-money loan-mongers are the real rulers; that they rule from the most sordid and mercenary motives; that the ostensible government, the presidents, senators, and representatives, so called, are merely their tools; and that no ideas of, or regard for, justice or liberty had anything to do in inducing them to lend their money for the war [i.e, the Civil War]. In proof of all this, look at the following facts.

Nearly a hundred years ago we professed to have got rid of all that religious superstition, inculcated by a servile and corrupt priesthood in Europe, that rulers, so called, derived their authority directly from Heaven; and that it was consequently a religious duty on the part of the people to obey them. We professed long ago to have learned that governments could rightfully exist only by the free will, and on the voluntary support, of those who might choose to sustain them. We all professed to have known long ago, that the only legitimate objects of government were the maintenance of liberty and justice equally for all. All this we had professed for nearly a hundred years. And we professed to look with pity and contempt upon those ignorant, superstitious, and enslaved peoples of Europe, who were so easily kept in subjection by the frauds and force of priests and kings.

Notwithstanding all this, that we had learned, and known, and professed, for nearly a century, these lenders of blood money had, for a long series of years previous to the war, been the willing accomplices of the slave-holders in perverting the government from the purposes of liberty and justice, to the greatest of crimes. They had been such accomplices FOR A PURELY PECUNIARY CONSIDERATION, to wit, a control of the markets in the South; in other words, the privilege of holding the slave-holders themselves in industrial and commercial subjection to the manufacturers and merchants of the North (who afterwards furnished the money for the war). And these Northern merchants and manufacturers, these lenders of blood-money, were willing to continue to be the accomplices of the slave-holders in the future, for the same pecuniary considerations. But the slave-holders, either doubting the fidelity of their Northern allies, or feeling themselves strong enough to keep their slaves in subjection without Northern assistance, would no longer pay the price which these Northern men demanded. And it was to enforce this price in the future — that is, to monopolize the Southern markets, to maintain their industrial and commercial control over the South — that these Northern manufacturers and merchants lent some of the profits of their former monopolies for the war, in order to secure to themselves the same, or greater, monopolies in the future. These — and not any love of liberty or justice — were the motives on which the money for the war was lent by the North. In short, the North said to the slave-holders: If you will not pay us our price (give us control of your markets) for our assistance against your slaves, we will secure the same price (keep control of your markets) by helping your slaves against you, and using them as our tools for maintaining dominion over you; for the control of your markets we will have, whether the tools we use for that purpose be black or white, and be the cost, in blood and money, what it may.

In your humble blogger’s opinion, this exact same Method-of-Operation (MO) is what we see being implemented today, for the exact same motives, under cover of the so-called “War on Terror”; and, due to the Western public’s broad dissatisfaction with the open warfare seen in Iraq and Afghanistan, under cover of (Western-financed and supported) “insurgencies” and “popular uprisings” against “evil dictators” (who used to be bosom friends), in nations such as Libya, Syria, et al.

On this principle, and from this motive, and not from any love of liberty, or justice, the money was lent in enormous amounts, and at enormous rates of interest. And it was only by means of these loans that the objects of the war were accomplished.

And now these lenders of blood-money demand their pay; and the government, so called, becomes their tool, their servile, slavish, villainous tool, to extort it from the labor of the enslaved people both of the North and South. It is to be extorted by every form of direct, and indirect, and unequal taxation. Not only the nominal debt and interest — enormous as the latter was — are to be paid in full; but these holders of the debt are to be paid still further — and perhaps doubly, triply, or quadruply paid — by such tariffs on imports as will enable our home manufacturers to realize enormous prices for their commodities; also by such monopolies in banking as will enable them to keep control of, and thus enslave and plunder, the industry and trade of the great body of the Northern people themselves. In short, the industrial and commercial slavery of the great body of the people, North and South, black and white, is the price which these lenders of blood money demand, and insist upon, and are determined to secure, in return for the money lent for the war.

This programme having been fully arranged and systematized, they put their sword into the hands of the chief murderer of the war, [undoubtedly a reference to General Grant, who had just become president] and charge him to carry their scheme into effect. And now he, speaking as their organ, says, “LET US HAVE PEACE.”

The meaning of this is: Submit quietly to all the robbery and slavery we have arranged for you, and you can have “peace.” But in case you resist, the same lenders of blood-money, who furnished the means to subdue the South, will furnish the means again to subdue you.

These are the terms on which alone this government, or, with few exceptions, any other, ever gives “peace” to its people.

The whole affair, on the part of those who furnished the money, has been, and now is, a deliberate scheme of robbery and murder; not merely to monopolize the markets of the South, but also to monopolize the currency, and thus control the industry and trade, and thus plunder and enslave the laborers, of both North and South. And Congress and the president are today the merest tools for these purposes. They are obliged to be, for they know that their own power, as rulers, so-called, is at an end, the moment their credit with the blood-money loan-mongers fails. They are like a bankrupt in the hands of an extortioner. They dare not say nay to any demand made upon them. And to hide at once, if possible, both their servility and crimes, they attempt to divert public attention, by crying out that they have “Abolished Slavery!” That they have “Saved the Country!” That they have “Preserved our Glorious Union!” and that, in now paying the “National Debt,” as they call it (as if the people themselves, ALL OF THEM WHO ARE TO BE TAXED FOR ITS PAYMENT, had really and voluntarily joined in contracting it), they are simply “Maintaining the National Honor!”

By “maintaining the national honor,” they mean simply that they themselves, open robbers and murderers, assume to be the nation, and will keep faith with those who lend them the money necessary to enable them to crush the great body of the people under their feet; and will faithfully appropriate, from the proceeds of their future robberies and murders, enough to pay all their loans, principal and interest.

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8 Responses to “On Savages, Barbarians, And Money-Lenders”

  1. Kevin Moore April 25, 2013 at 1:24 pm #

    I feel sorry for Barnaby Joyce. As he will learn, you cannot be honest and survive in the company of professional liars.

    http://lysanderspooner.org/node/60

  2. Kevin Moore April 25, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

    See the General Epistle of Barnabus chapter 9.

    http://www.goodnewsinc.net/othbooks/barnabas.html

  3. Ross April 25, 2013 at 5:27 pm #

    Kevin we are headed for a new dark age unless people of integrity make a stand.

    ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ by L Frank Baum had a serious economic/political message we missed until recently. see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swkq2E8mswI Bill Still has allowed this free version to go on the internet because he wants to see all humanity prosper.’The Secret of Oz’

    L Frank Baum accompanied William Jennings Brian in his pursuit beome President thus defeating the Gold Bugs who in 1873 removed all the sliver from the US economy and replaced it with their gold.Since they possessed most of the gold,they assumed most of the wealth.By the 1890’s their money supply was reduced by 80% thus they were suffering a deep depression.

    In the book Dorothy had silver slippers and not the ruby ones worn by Judy Garland in the movie.The yellow brick road represented the slavery of the elite’s gold.The Tin Woodman was the factory worker, the scarecrow was the farmer. The Wicked Witches of the East and West represented JP Morgan and JD Rockefeller the two major banking powers of that time.Dorothy did not realise that she had the power to defeat the wicked witches at her feet.

    This documentary has won many awards and looks at the history of money from the Roman times to the present, suggesting solutions to the chaos we now endure.

    • Kevin Moore April 25, 2013 at 7:17 pm #

      Follow the yellow brick road and you will find the wizard of gold who deceives the people living in darkness.

      Without writing a book you may deduce something from the following.

      MYSTERY BABYLON, religious and economic

      Matthew 20:25-28, “But having called them, Jesus said, You know that the rulers of the nations exercise lordship over them, and the great ones exercise authority over them, but it will not be so among you, but whoever would become great among you, let him be your servant. And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave; even as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life in place for the many.”

      Physical slavery requires people to be housed and fed, economic slavery requires people to feed and house themselves.

      Ham fathered Cush [Chaos], Genesis 9:18 who fathered Nimrod, the founder of Mystery Babylon. Ham, the son of Noah, BROTHER of Shem and Japheth.

      Canaan: a son of Ham, [Genesis 10:6]., Cursed by Noah, [Genesis 9:20-26]., Idolatrous, [Deut. 29:17] ., Defiled, [Lev. 18:24-27]

      “After the Flood, in the days of Eber and Phaleg, when the first city and the tower were built, Nembroth [Nimrod] was the first to gather people together and exercise dominion over them.” [S.Epiphan.Hares.,lib.i,c.i,p.6.]

      New York City is defined in the Federal Regulations as the United Nations. Rudolph Gulliani stated on C-Span that “New York City was the capital of the World”.
      (20 CFR chapter 111, subpart 422.103 (b) (2) (2)

      The Popes Palace [Pope from Latin papa, literally “father”, Matthew 23:9] is built on Vatican Hill, an old grave yard called a necropolis.

      ‘Vatican Hill’ in english gematria = 666 as does ‘New York’, the home of the Jewish owned United Nations. [Jeremiah 51:42-44] [ a = 6; b = 12; c = 18 and so on]

      Vatican Hill in Jewish gematria =911 , in simple gematria =111

      Revelation 13:18, “Here is wisdom. The one having reason let him count the number of the brutish man for belonging to man the number is. And the number of himself is 666.” [ literal Greek ]

      It is not by Christs authority that those who claim to be descended from Shem, call themselves Jews and universal Popes and assume the right to have dominon over all other peoples and nations.

      Mark 10:42-45 — It is Nimrods usurped authority!

      Nimrod was set up in opposition to Shem, as the representative of Noah, and the great enlightener of the world and so began the pagan creed of the SUN god. Canon law is the Popes law. Note the Sun halos around the “saints” heads.

      Lateinos and Saturn are synonymous. TTB p.270

      Saturn/Nimrod, is the name of the SNAKES visible head. [The Two Babylons, pages 239 and 274-77] Teitan is the name of the invisible head of the SNAKE [Strongs 2342, a venomous

      dangerous animal Revelation 13:4, Revelation 12:9 ]. Teitan is just the Chaldean form of Sheitan, the very name by which Satan has been called from time immemorial by the Devil-worshippers of Kurdistan;…..”

      “The dragon of the Greeks says Pausanius was only a large snake.” TTB p226 [translated variously as a whale, a beast, a fiery serpent, a jackal, a sea monster etc]

      “………Thus was the Sun, the Great Fire – god, identified with the serpent. But he also had a visible human representative, and that was Tammuz, for whom the daughters of Israel lamented, in other words NIMROD.” TTB p.228

      (Protocol 4)”………Gentile masonry blindly serves as a screen for us and our objects, but the plan of action of our force, even its very abiding place, remains for the whole people an unknown mystery…. Who and what is in a position to overthrow an invisible force?”

      Isaiah 9:15 “The elder and the lifted of face, he is the head; and the prophet teaching lying, he is the tail.”

      Revelation 9:19 “For their authority is in their mouth and in their tails, for the tails of them have heads like snakes and together being violate law.” [a literal translation]

      From “The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion” excerpt from Protocol 3. “Today I tell you that our goal is only a few steps off. There remains a small space to cross and the whole long path we have trodden is ready now to close its cycle of the Symbolic Snake, by which we symbolise our people.”

      THE ROYAL SNAKE:

      [See Protocol 24] “…………It is understood that the brain reservoir of the king must correspond in capacity to the plan of government it has to contain. It is for this reason that he will ascend the throne not otherwise than after examination of his mind by the aforesaid learned elders.”………. Protocol 5 “And our kingdom will be distinguished by a despotism of such magnificent proportions as to be at any moment and in every place in a position to wipe out any goyim, who oppose us by word or deed.” ……………..Protocol 9 “And the weapons in our hands are limitless ambitions, burning greediness, merciless vengeance, hatreds and malice……..It is from us that the all engulfing terror proceeds…………” Protocol 17, “The king of the Jews will be the real Pope of the Universe, the patriarch of an international Church.”

      [This should give an understanding of Martin Luthers’ hymn “A Mighty Fortress” is our God.

      Excerpt from Protocol 14 “Our philosophers will discuss all the shortcomings of the various beliefs of the goyim, but no one will ever bring under discussion our faith from its true point of view since this will be fully learned by none save ours, who will never dare to betray its secrets.”

      The Babylonian Talmud says: “Five things did Canaan charge his sons: love one another, love robbery, love lewdness, hate your masters, and do not speak the truth” The Last Will of Canaan, Babylonian Talmud, Peshachim 113b.

      To be an Orthodox Jew is to agree with the Talmud that, “It is permitted to deceive a goy.” (Baba Kama 113b) ,

  4. Phil Curtis April 25, 2013 at 8:26 pm #

    Ross

    I believe our own Blissful Ignoramus may well have a better solution than silver over gold.
    I will admit that i am currently backing gold and silver for financial protection, however, in a future world there is a better way. I believe BI is a pioneer.

    Cheers Phil

    • The Blissful Ignoramus April 26, 2013 at 7:47 am #

      Bounced my concept off Steve Keen recently. He’s kindly given me a reference to a notable “genius”, with a view to exploring the possibility of taking the idea forward. Hopefully more to come…

    • Ross Johnson April 26, 2013 at 7:41 pm #

      Phil I agree with you and so does Bill Still in ‘The secret of oz’ It matters not what is our currency but who in our democratic system controls the quantity.Currently we the people have no control of the quantitity and thus the private banksters have us in continual chaos.

      We do not not need precious metals to back our currency if we have a constitution that gives people power over their Govts.

      The Romans before Caesar had cheap bronze money,but Caesar eastablished gold as his new currency and Rome went into decline because a few elites had most of the gold.

      True wealth exists in the education ,skills and integrity of our people and not in the medium of exchange.

  5. Phil Curtis April 25, 2013 at 8:32 pm #

    Kevin

    This is a tremendous compilation of truth by Lysander Spooner. Thanks for delivering it.

    PS. It distresses me to think that Australia might just end up looking like the current “Boston Police State” . If perhaps we don’t speak up now.

    Cheers Phil

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