The Creature from Jekyll Island is a brilliant book that outlines the history of the Federal Reserve Bank and the families behind it's creation. This article below is a great start to understanding the basic premise of Who, What, Where, Why, When, and How of the Federal Reserve Bank.
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THE CREATURE FROM JEKYLL ISLAND
By Edward Griffin
The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Lecture on the Federal Reserve "G.
Edward Griffin exposes the most blatant scam of all history. It’s all here:
the cause of wars, boom-bust cycles, inflation, depression, prosperity. It's
just exactly what every American needs to know about the power of the
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Creature of Jekyll Island
Mr. Griffin is a graduate of the University of Michigan where he majored in
Speech Communication. He is the recipient of the Telly Award for Excellence in
TV Production. He is the founder of the Cancer Cure Foundation and has served
on the board of directors of the National Health Federation and the International
Association of Cancer Victims and Friends. He is a contributing editor for the
New American Magazine and is President of American Media, a publishing and
video production company in southern California.
Edward Griffin: We'll start way back in history to give some kind of historical
perspective to this; we'll go back to the first century BC and the tiny kingdom of
Phrygia. There was a philosopher by the name of Epictetus and it was Epictetus
who said "Appearances are of four kinds: things either are as they appear to be;
or they neither are nor appear to be; or they are but do not appear to be; or they
are not and yet appear to be." When I read that statement for the first time, I had
a big chuckle over it and I thought for sure that if Epictetus were alive today he
would probably be a Harvard professor of money and banking; it sounds like so
many explanations that I have read about various aspects of the Federal
Reserve System. What he did was he took a fairly simple concept but by the time
that he was through explaining it, we didn't have any idea what he was talking
about. All Epictetus said was that appearances can sometimes be deceiving.
That's all he said but by the time he was through explaining the four different
ways in which they can be deceiving, we were left back at the switch somewhere.
Nevertheless, I thought, accidentally perhaps, Epictetus had given me a track to
run on so-to-speak. Actually it could be the theme since if there's anything in the
world that is deceiving it is the Federal Reserve System. In fact, it is one of those
appearances of the fourth kind which are those appearances which are not and
yet appear to be. I'm going to use that as sort of a hook on the topic. We'll come
back to it from time-to-time and punctuate it if I can remember to do that because
it tells us something at the most fundamental level about the Federal Reserve
System and that is that appearances can be deceiving.
When I did my research on this topic I came to the startling conclusion that the
Federal Reserve System does not need to be audited, it needs to be abolished.
This is very intriguing to think we should audit the Fed but I discovered that
probably if they audited the Fed it would get a clean bill because it's undoubtedly
doing exactly what it's supposed to do according to the law. What it is supposed
to do according to the law is justification for abolishing it so all we have to do is
understand what the Federal Reserve System is supposed to do and we'll be
JAGCorps Critical Thinkers Resources: jagcorps.co.nrpretty upset about it. The fact of the matter is that most people haven't the foggiest idea of what it is in fact supposed to do.
I came to the conclusion that the Federal Reserve needed to be abolished for
seven reasons. I'd like to read them to you now just so that you get an idea of
where I'm coming from, as they say. I put these into the most concise phrasing
that I can to make them somewhat shocking and maybe you'll remember them.
1. The Federal Reserve is incapable of accomplishing its stated objectives.
2. It is a cartel operating against the public interest.
3. It's the supreme instrument of usury.
4. It generates our most unfair tax.
5. It encourages war.
6. It destabilizes the economy.
7. It is an instrument of totalitarianism.
I don't know what you think about those seven points. I know a lot of you folks
agree with them right off the bat, but I presume that there are some skeptics here
tonight and I hope there are otherwise I am the minister talking to the choir. I
know in fact that there are always quite a few skeptics that come to these
meetings and frankly you are the folks I'm talking to tonight because once, not
too long ago, I was in that same frame of mind. I would've thought to myself
those are rather extreme statements, I don't think they can be supported by fact.
Though time doesn't permit me to cover all of those seven points here tonight, I
would like to splash around on the first four topics for a little while and show you
that there is in fact quite a bit of reason for a rational person to conclude that
those statements are true....
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