Saturday, January 12, 2013

#18.8 Gleanings from the John Galt Speech – Part 8

John Galt continues beating the straw dog of a bourgeois morality that few actually subscribe to these days, though maybe at one time they were convinced somehow, by whatever silver tongued oratory, to follow,

The justification of sacrifice, that your morality propounds, is more corrupt than the corruption it purports to justify. The motive of your sacrifice, it tells you, should be love-the love you ought to feel for every man. A morality that professes the belief that the values of the spirit are more precious than matter, a morality that teaches you to scorn a whore who gives her body indiscriminately to all men-this same morality demands that you surrender your soul to promiscuous love for all comers. 

Actually Galt / Rand is making a highly disingenuous statement here. If it were honest, it would read, a morality that teaches you to scorn a whore who SELLS her body indiscriminately to all men-this same morality demands that you surrender your MONEY to promiscuous love for all comers. This is really at the heart of all of this; MONEY, it's artificial scarcity, intended from the outset to uphold the elites against all comers, allowing them to rule and the rest of us to be their slaves.

As there can be no causeless wealth, so there can be no causeless love or any sort of causeless emotion.

Note that the two things mentioned, causeless wealth and causeless love have nothing to do with each other, so the metaphor is misapplied; A is not interchangeable with B.

An emotion is a response to a face of reality, an estimate dictated by your standards. To love is to value. The man who tells you that it is possible to value without values, to love those whom you appraise as worthless, is the man who tells you that it is possible to grow rich by consuming without producing and that paper money is as valuable as gold.

We, as opposed to Galt / Rand and their uncritical followers, do not believe in the moral right to appraise as worthless a single human being! It has nothing to do with bourgeois morality either. But notice that this is the message from the elites to you who are not part of their cabal; to them you ARE worthless. This should cause all of you to become quite personally concerned.

Secondly, the issue of money having a need for any other backing than what it buys was proven false by E. C. Riegel, who was not a “gold bug” like Galt / Rand and the elite, who paid her to write Atlas Shrugged. The only purpose we see for gold or silver in a Value Unit based system is to act as a barrier against those who already have more money than they can ever need, who might attempt to swamp this new system with their “bad notes,” none of which we have any desire to use, and which no IE even wants to hold as assets, since these belong to other private businesses we regard as corrupt and evil; all present banks and financial institutions that ALL run and are based on usury.

In an E. C. Riegel based system, if you have assets you wish to place into the VEN, which means you are not destitute and therefore cannot create money to survive, since you already have enough money to survive (another excellent basic observation of E. C. Riegel's), your only recourse is to use gold and silver bullion to purchase Value Units, with whatever currency you are using; if you have dollars, yen, euros or something else capable of being exchanged for gold or silver bullion, and wish to buy into an IE, you must buy gold or silver bullion with your central bank issued, usury financed, currency and then take that gold and silver bullion to an IE in which you qualify to participate, rules to follow. (Actually it will be a lot less complicated than that when in place; there will be places where gold and silver bullion can be bought and sold and with the number of these that qualify, they will have gold and silver accounts of IE's and they will take your currency in trade.)

Just how many Value Units your gold or silver bullion may buy is determined by those who manipulate precious metals prices. There's nothing we can do about that, but that also applies to dollars, yen, euros, etc.; there's nothing you can do to determine the purchasing power of your dollars, yen, euros, etc. even a year from now, let along five, ten, twenty years from now. A Value Unit in comparison would be a fixed yardstick of value, which has already been tentatively set at 1,000 per 1 oz of gold bullion on 2 November 2011, note the numbers to make the date of inception easy to remember. A comparable fixed date exchange was set for silver bullion on the same date. This ongoing experiment can be followed here.

As the manipulators of the price of gold and silver attempt to save their paper world by trying to force the prices of precious metals down, the result is that gold and silver buy fewer Value Units, so the VEN is in control of the yardstick that is an inflation proof Value Unit, NOT the gold brokers in London, New York or anywhere else. To date (at the date this is written) the price of gold has fallen from the date of inception, meaning that your oz. of gold will not purchase 1,000 Value Units but only 958.45 today. (your oz. of silver, which purchased 19.55 Value Units at the date of inception, would only buy 17.48 today). In fact, since gold and silver have other non-monetary uses, we predict that ultimately their prices in dollars, yen, euros, etc. will fall, since deflation is the secular trend that the powers that be will try to stave off by “quantitative easing” schemes, turning more phony debt into cash to keep themselves solvent. Meanwhile “the masses” who they don't care about, will just have to ... resign themselves to lower living standards, entirely due to the perpetual lack of money, deliberately created by the effects of usury and all the rest of the banker's tricks, while the Value Unit will remain the yardstick of value that money is intended to be.

Again, against all the bullshit from “gold bugs”, money is backed only by what it buys. The only reason to accept any money in trade for anything is the assurance that the accepted money will buy something you want from someone else. Arguments that say that money itself should have some intrinsic value are irrelevant and erroneous and I might add, on purpose to deceive!

The issue has always been purposely skewed by the elites; it isn't that money that is issued by FIAT matters at all, it's WHO GETS TO ISSUE IT that matters. We deny the issuance of money to any but the indigent, and we determine what this definition is, not some government, bank or credit rating agency outside the VEN, which we remind everyone will be a PRIVATE association; if you decide to join, you must abide by its rules. Should you purpose to join the VEN to break the rules, you're out, perhaps not forever, but for a fairly long time. We will bring the corrupting influence of money to an end and return it to its chief reason for existence, the splitting of barter in trade based on whatever value the market defines.

There is another purpose for IE's, and the finance businesses they will spawn, to want to hold gold and silver bullion as assets and that is to serve as a means to pay the government what it demands, always in THEIR currency, not ours, again using the precious metals as an arbitrage barrier; Valuns into gold and silver for whatever dollars, yen, euros, etc. with which to pay unto Caesar what is Caesar's, etc.

Observe that he [the man of the bourgeois morality] does not expect you to feel a causeless fear. When his kind get into power, they are expert at contriving means of terror, at giving you ample cause to feel the fear by which they desire to rule you.

This has been going on long since all the people presently alive on earth were born. See the results in your own country.

But when it comes to love, the highest of emotions, you permit them to shriek at you accusingly that you are a moral delinquent if you’re incapable of feeling causeless love.

These days it's called “unconditional love” which has never existed, does not exist and will never exist; it's a euphemism, a fallacy some people are attempting to shove down your throats.

When a man feels fear without reason, you call him to the attention of a psychiatrist; you are not so careful to protect the meaning, the nature and the dignity of love.

This is a characterization that fits collectivists of whatever label, not the general public; of would be political leaders, not those engaged in honest production or trade; the market. A future paper will make much of this clear. As far as love is concerned, Rand's inclusion only serves to underscore the basis of her morality; she loves money for itself, of which it has long been said (by St. Paul and others) to be the root of all evil!

Love is the expression of one’s values, the greatest reward you can earn for the moral qualities you have achieved in your character and person, the emotional price paid by one man for the joy he receives from the virtues of another.

Really? I'm sure you never knew anything about love.

Your morality demands that you divorce your love from values and hand it down to any vagrant, not as response to his worth, but as response to his need, not as reward, but as alms, not as a payment for virtues, but as a blank check on vices.

Replace the word love with the word money and read it again. By now, you see how the average person is viewed by the members of the cabal who all love money as a supreme value; the LOVE of money was the root of all evil, not money itself, so don't be deceived. That's why they insist that it have intrinsic value that supposedly gold or silver would give it, delusion upon a delusion! The average man / woman is expected to join in this love in which it is assured lies a rational happiness. Really? Whose kidding who?

Your morality tells you that the purpose of love is to set you free of the bonds of morality, that love is superior to moral judgement, that true love transcends, forgives and survives every manner of evil in its object, and the greater the love the greater the depravity it permits to the loved.

Let's turn this around, shall we? THEIR morality tells THEM that the purpose of MONEY is to set THEM free of the bonds of morality. Being above good and evil, that was the role of Nietzsche's superman and he's a big favourite among elitists. Oh yes indeed! ... that MONEY is superior to moral judgement, that MONEY transcends, forgives and survives every manner of evil in its object (what it buys, including war, surveillance, public indoctrination, torture and whatever else that's unspeakably evil overseas and probably in certain places within every country too, their mass media with which to cover everything up from public disclosure, etc.), and the greater the MONEY, the greater the depravity it permits to the RICH. Now that is really their message.

To love a man for his virtues is paltry and human, it tells you; to love him for his flaws is divine.

No one really thinks this ...

To love those who are worthy of it is self-interest; to love the unworthy is sacrifice.

Many have done this to their peril, but it doesn't mean that Galt / Rand know anything whatever about love. All they know about love is connected with their corrupt usury issued money.

You owe your love to those who don’t deserve it, and the less they deserve it, the more love you owe them-the more loathsome the object, the nobler your love-the more unfastidious your love, the greater the virtue-and if you can bring your soul to the state of a dump heap that welcomes anything on equal terms, if you can cease to value moral values, you have achieved the state of moral perfection.

... and of course this is pretty much useless garbage as far as we're concerned.

Such is your morality of sacrifice and such are the twin ideals it offers: to refashion the life of your body in the image of a human stockyard, and the life of your spirit in the image of a dump.

We maintain that any of this is directly the result intended by the collectivists and those behind them.

Such was your goal-and you’ve reached it [the Soviet Union]. Why do you now moan complaints about man’s impotence and the futility of human aspirations? Because you were unable to prosper by seeking destruction? Because you were unable to find joy by worshipping pain? Because you were unable to live by holding death as your standard of value?

Pretty clear description of collectivism and its followers.

The degree of your ability to live was the degree to which you broke your moral code, yet you believe that those who preach it are friends of humanity, you damn yourself and dare not question their motives or their goals. Take a look at them now, when you face your last choice-and if you choose to perish, do so with full knowledge of how cheaply so small an enemy has claimed your life.

Indeed, but for reasons Galt / Rand surely do not know.

The mystics of both schools, who preach the creed of sacrifice, are germs that attack you through a single sore: your fear of relying on your mind.

We can now certainly see that this claim is absolute bullshit! We do not subscribe to the bourgeois morality of sacrifice because we know for damn sure that the yardstick of value in common use, central bank issued money, is always in insufficient supply due to usury; you simply cannot pay back that which was never created, all debts of this kind must be paid out of what was created, thereby shrinking the money supply. Eventually this builds to an actual breaking point where the debtors wake up and say, “no more!” and defaults result which crashes their paper based system. It is not their FIAT issue that matters AT ALL, it is that their system is based on all these promises to pay out of an imposed scarcity.

They tell you that they possess a means of knowledge higher than the mind, a mode of consciousness superior to reason-like a special pull with some bureaucrat of the universe who gives them secret tips withheld from others. The mystics of spirit declare that they possess an extra sense you lack: this special sixth sense consists of contradicting the whole of the knowledge of your five.

We don't concern ourselves with any of these because they are not relevant to our mission, message and intentions.

The mystics of muscle do not bother to assert any claim to extrasensory perception: they merely declare that your senses are not valid, and that their wisdom consists of perceiving your blindness by some manner of unspecified means.

Collectivists of all stripes attempt to reason from their own authority. Use your own rational judgement to reflect on this and review your conclusions. There can be no other rational authority at all except the truth! Let that point sink in, if you please.

Both kinds demand that you invalidate your own consciousness and surrender yourself into their power. They offer you, as proof of their superior knowledge, the fact that they assert the opposite of everything you know, and as proof of their superior ability to deal with existence, the fact that they lead you to misery, self-sacrifice, starvation, destruction.

It's difficult, but we are asserting, as if standing outside looking at a bus going over a cliff on which most of humanity is held captive, that superior knowledge of present and past conditions DOES exist and it is not to be found in the usual places, THEIR places.

They claim that they perceive a mode of being superior to your existence on this earth.

Oh, yes they certainly do ...

The mystics of spirit call it ‘another dimension,’ which consists of denying dimensions. The mystics of muscle call it ‘the future,’ which consists of denying the present. To exist is to possess identity. What identity are they able to give to their superior realm? They keep telling you what it is not, but never tell you what it is. All their identifications consist of negating: God is that which no human mind can know, they say-and proceed to demand that you consider it knowledge-God is non-man, heaven is non-earth, soul is non-body, VIRTUE ‘IS NON-PROFIT, A is non-A, perception is non-sensory, knowledge is non-reason. Their definitions are not acts of defining, but of wiping out.

Emphasis mine. Nothing else but profit, gleaning from the market by whatever means, usually involving buying cheap and selling dear and keeping the difference, matters to them, people other than themselves do not count, which is surprising in the sense that these ruling elites really do in fact rely on us to feed them; THEY ARE THE USELESS EATERS, NOT US! We are certainly aware of other non monetary values, but Galt / Rand and their followers are not. The real dog they should flog is their own creation; collectivism, instead of belabouring a false set of issues involved with a largely non-existent bourgeois morality.

It is only the metaphysics of a leech that would cling to the idea of a universe where a zero is a standard of identification. A leech would want to seek escape from the necessity to name its own nature-escape from the necessity to know that the substance on which it builds its private universe is blood.

I beg your pardon? The poor, who may be mooches or leeches as Galt JEERS them, have done no damage to anyone or to the earth in any comparison with bloated government or corporate powers, who mount continuous war on their so called leeches the numbers of whom increase by the day with no future in this present system. Let that thought sink in too! So, let's get these things perfectly clear, shall we?

What is the nature of that superior world to which they sacrifice the world that exists? The mystics of spirit curse matter, the mystics of muscle curse profit the first wish men to profit by renouncing the earth, the second wish men to inherit the earth by renouncing all profit.

We who would support (the or an) VEN have nothing against legitimate profit making and most legitimate profit making doesn't even require many if any rules of enforcement. However as previously noted, all local IE's will have the task of sanctioning all credit contracts to enforce rules against usury, which Galt / Rand NEVER EVER criticize, because they support its claims. Rand never bothers to recognize that asking ANY rational human being to jump into their usury based system is debt slavery to the cabal. We have identified this cabal as Mystery Babylon (I have some friends in Asia to thank who led me to the research behind this assertion), because its banking model, finance methods and war materiel production derive from ancient Babylon and this power remains for the most part hidden behind a smokescreen of public relations, advertising garbage, including much of so called entertainment and education, with which they bombard the people. It's part of their total assault on you.

Anything you have ever heard or read from the “authorized” sources (the same as a Soviet) was paid for out of someone's usury scented purse, sometimes quite lavishly. In the short run, the powers that be will be willing to pay top dollar for certain kinds of talent, persuasive talkers, pretty women, “scientists”, politicians, etc. The images of success, with which to goad “the masses,” must be preserved as long as possible. But eventually as the system they lead reaches the cliff of universal default and they begin turning on each other at the top, they will willingly sacrifice these mouthpieces to their individual fates, sorry for them. Watch this trend play out as the inevitable catastrophe nears.

Their religion, oh they have some weird ones, but the rest are nothing compared with this. Credit is a kind of faith and theirs is a religion built on their control of it. They cannot even imagine a world without credit and debt as an inevitable result, default resulting in foreclosure and seizure by them of real assets they did not previously own. But since every piece of money issued at interest is THEFT, eventually their plans are laid bare for all to see and they have nowhere to run. It came to them in Roman times, it came to them in the early 14th century, and in the 16th century, entirely due to the influx of gold and silver from the New World, an INFLATION set in that made certain people rich while even some kingdoms went bust. Their same tried and true methods for generating profit were used; goading egotistical monarchs into wars against each other (using other people's lives as fodder). When state minted gold and silver money ran out, they were persuaded by the bankers to buy into wars they couldn't afford, all on the usual terms of credit.

It's time to wake up and see the pattern. That time of trouble has come and gone several times in history and certainly will come again, perhaps in 2013, perhaps later, but eventually. They cannot keep the charade up forever by doing what mostly they are doing right now; buying and selling the same assets among themselves. Back to Galt's rant,

Their non-material, non-profit worlds are realms where rivers run with milk and coffee, where wine spurts from rocks at their command, where pastry drops on them from clouds at the price of opening their mouth. On this material, profit-chasing earth, an enormous investment of virtue-of intelligence, integrity, energy, skill-is required to construct a railroad to carry them the distance of one mile; in their non-material, non-profit world, they travel from planet to planet at the cost of a wish.

Let's stop right there. Recall that Galt / Rand and yes ALL of her followers and predecessors, like Karl Marx, etc. talked about the “wish to live” as if it was THEIR right and business to assess each human being and decide who must live and who must die. Now these hypocritical dastards (I'm being very kind) claim that for the indigent to demand their subsistence pays no homage to those who create and produce it, when it matters greatly with what money the split-barter for these goods is paid.

Let it be gold and silver the “gold bugs” say. Fine for those who have, let it be gold and silver, but for those who have not, the present monetary system says, “be gone, go off somewhere quietly and die.” We in the VEN camp have the solution and after their system fails once again, as it has in the past and certainly will in the future, perhaps some reality will manifest in (the or an) VEN. This is no more a “wish” than was the American revolution or the Reformation against the same forces which had taken over mother Church in the 16th century directly following upon the Church allowing usury.

If an honest person asks them: ‘How?’-they answer with righteous scorn that a ‘how’ is the concept of vulgar realists; the concept of superior spirits is ‘Somehow.’ On this earth restricted by matter and profit, rewards are achieved by thought; in a world set free of such restrictions, rewards are achieved by wishing.

There are many weird assumptions here:

We care not what some hatred-eaten mystics might say. We know the reality of the present monetary system, which steals value from the productive already. Another way of stealing is the so called “limited liability,” under which gargantuan globalist organizations are categorized so that their losses are absorbed by the public, often over many generations, when by logical, honest and realistic estimates, these concerns should all go out of existence, as they violate the natural laws of efficiency and responsibility to scale.

Of the notion of superior spirits or perhaps one's supposed social betters, royals, or what have you, this almost always refers to matters of personal grandeur or egotism rather than actual value produced or exchanged. We remind our readers that “delusions of grandeur” proliferate among elitist circles in all fields of human endeavour. We attempt to strike at the root of their follies, their usury based money system, with the wrong people being able to create more money, while the poor or unfortunate are left to starve. Sorry, we do not subscribe to the elevating or worshipping of these people.

The earth restricted by matter and profit, mixed up with superior spirits sounds like an elitists' drunken party of mutual self-congratulation to me. The restrictions have been made artificial to protect the elites, they are not real. The usury game played by the LOOTERS and ROBBERS at the top is likewise not real. These are fictional contrivances every bit as much as a corporation given the same legal standing as a single human being. Just because some current judicial apparatchiks of the present order say so does not make these things so.

And that is the whole of their shabby secret. The secret of all their esoteric philosophies, of all their dialectics and super-senses, of their evasive eyes and snarling words, the secret for which they destroy civilization, language, industries and lives, the secret for which they pierce their own eyes and eardrums, grind out their senses, blank out their minds, the purpose for which they dissolve the absolutes of reason, logic, matter, existence, reality-is to erect upon that plastic fog a single holy absolute: their Wish.

So the elite's wish that the poor, etc. should just go away somewhere and die quietly, is said to be superior to the reality that these indigents are human beings WHO BY INALIENABLE RIGHT get to create their own means of subsistence? E. C. Riegel among ALL economists, and yes my friends, Riegel was certainly a real economist, recognized this obvious right that ONLY those without money had any right to create more of it, and no one else, because those with assets already have enough money. Galt / Rand have NEVER bothered to question usury and all its attendant miseries and schemes; fractional reserve banking (a fraud), compound interest (usury on steroids) and much more. What is being inferred, rather luridly here folks, is that the poor of this world seek to destroy civilization, language, industries and lives to hide the facts concerning how these things REALLY came about and who really is to blame for the world's evils. Yes A is still A, we are not evading identity, Rand is!

The restriction they seek to escape is the law of identity.

No ma'am, it is YOU who by your disregard of the fundamentals of usury are disregarding the law of identity. If A is the money created while A+B is the money created plus interest, clearly A does not equal A.

The freedom they seek is freedom from the fact that an A will remain an A, no matter what their tears or tantrums-

Whose tears or tantrums, madam? The usurer's, not those of the poor and ROBBED.

that a river will not bring them milk, no matter what their hunger-that water will not run uphill, no matter what comforts they could gain if it did, and if they want to lift it to the roof of a skyscraper, they must do it by a process of thought and labour, in which the nature of an inch of pipe line counts, but their feelings do not-

Hogwash to feelings, this is a red herring. We all know the rest of it, but it is being purposely cast to suit the objectives of the elitists. Perhaps that is what Objectivism really is all about, just another irrational philosophy pretending to rationality, while representing the agendas and order of those in power. You can have plenty to offer the world, from your mind, but if you lack the money even to live a subsistence, and others with more will try to stop you because of their “limited liability” government supported monopolies, you wont get very far.

that their feelings are impotent to alter the course of a single speck of dust in space or the nature of any action they have committed.

Thanks, we know.

Those who tell you that man is unable to perceive a reality undistorted by his senses, mean that they are unwilling to perceive a reality undistorted by their feelings. ‘Things as they are’ are things as perceived by your mind; divorce them from reason and they become ‘things as perceived by your wishes.’

It is they who would “wish” that we, the growing numbers of indigent made so by their money system, would just go off somewhere and die quietly rather than having at our disposal the means to end poverty and much else, once and for all. We are admonished here to accept things as they are without reflection concerning what's really going on behind the scenes, the looting of everyone by those who already have far more than most of us could even dream of, and they still want more, these superior spirits in their fancied privilege and profligate lifestyles.

We're turning everything said in this next paragraph directly around at them:

There is no honest revolt against reason-

YOU have revolted against reason and have attempted a counterfeit to it. Sorry, we see right through it!

and when you accept any part of their creed, your motive is to get away with something your reason would not permit you to attempt.

Yes, if we accept any part of YOUR creed; the right to take what was never created, so that in default you can swallow up the hard work of perhaps generations who went before you, but since you are far away and cannot manage anything directly, you erect these phony “limited liability” corporations (bodies) to do your management for you, while you sit back and enjoy a “passive income” form doing nothing to create anything!

The freedom you seek is freedom from the fact that if you stole your wealth, you are a scoundrel, no matter how much you give to charity or how many prayers you recite-

That goes for YOU, not us, and you DID steal your wealth!

that if you sleep with sluts, you’re not a worthy husband, no matter how anxiously you feel that you love our wife next morning-

This too relates more to the elites than any other group, but of course to make them feel better about it, they'd like to encourage this behaviour among all classes of people.

that you are an entity, not a series of random pieces scattered through a universe where nothing sticks and nothing commits you to anything, the universe of a child’s nightmare where identities switch and swim, where the rotter and the hero are interchangeable parts arbitrarily assumed at will-

This too is the world of the elites not ours. The man in the street, even the poorest man, is likely better able to understand real value than someone pushing paper equated with imaginary pieces of imaginary “persons” who do as they please without any liability for their actions!

that you are a man-that you are an entity-that you are.

And finally, for this part of Galt's rant, who are YOU?

No matter how eagerly you claim that the goal of your mystic wishing is a higher mode of life, the rebellion against identity is the wish for non-existence. The desire not to be anything is the desire not to be.

This too fits the elites better than any other group. They seek, and usually do at the present time, get away with things the rest of us would never attempt, great crimes that go unpunished, for the present time!

Your teachers, the mystics of both schools, have reversed causality in their consciousness, then strive to reverse it in existence. They take their emotions as a cause, and their mind as a passive effect. They make their emotions their tool for perceiving reality. They hold their desires as an irreducible primary, as a fact superseding all facts.

Let's break this one apart: we were all subjected to teachers of various kinds, all whether knowing it or not, were teaching from a perspective, except perhaps for mathematicians and certain scientists, and perhaps even a few musical theorists, but these perspectives were never critically examined and Rand's bilge doesn't either. The superseding facts are a usury based money system that robs from everyone for the benefit of the few at the top. If you cannot admit this, then the rest is of no consequence whatever!

An honest man does not desire until he has identified the object of his desire. He says: ‘It is, therefore I want it.’ They say: ‘I want it, therefore it is.’

No we don't. In fact we are prepared to offer a better yardstick for assessing value in any split-barter you can name. This discussion will continue in the next post.

David Burton

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