The basis for all the proposed money in our parallel market, hence, our parallel economy, is this single transaction.
This blog is addressed to the 40% of you who read and write. You know in your bones that it is only you who support civilization. For those who are literate are all that separate us from degradation and barbarism, which has been by far the rule, not the exception, throughout history.
The average A member of a local independent exchange would be a natural person, 18 years old or older, who had been accepted by two already existing A members and who had satisfied the domicile requirement; you must have a right to live where you reside. We cannot accept any illegal aliens among us, as that subjects us to THEIR civil law, which we remind you all is FORCE. THEY have it and you don't. Besides which, if THIS proposal were adopted everywhere, those from other places would start it up in their home countries and begin building economies among themselves where they are. This proposal eventuates a total end to all this wandering around the planet of obscure alien populations.
The agreement with our government that we supposedly pay for when we pay our taxes, is that the government ENFORCES the law. In the case of the United States, we have decided that the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights is our side of the agreement. But it doesn't matter what we may think about THEIR taxes or what THEY spend THEIR money on because ALL of it is THEIR money, not yours or mine. So anything we might say about taxes is beside the point and a waste of time, energy and breath. THEY have the FORCE and you do not. We consider all that concerns taxes merely the basic facts of life, NOT to be even invited into the discussion. Yes, we will pay our taxes in THEIR money too. To expect any resolution of future prospects by challenging any taxation authority is lunacy and dangerous. We reject it outright and forthwith!
Further: To the extent that anyone believes they can affect any government, an outstanding lunatic fallacy on its face, there then follows the equally and obviously insane assumption that the money we pay in taxes is actually ours, when it says right on all of it to whom it belongs, and it ain't you or me.
We will get farther by admitting the obvious, not falling for any mystification of anything whatsoever, considering what every word we use actually means, factually dissecting every single presumption of anything made to us on any level. It's easier than it sounds. Just be honest!
Rather than expecting ANY recompense from any state for whatever grievances, our response has been consistent: “come out of her, my people, lest you be involved in THEIR crimes!”
Increasingly, the human race is experiencing the actual meaning of the money not being theirs. THEY want to destroy cash: we propose to continue cash as our circulating limited duration V-Checks. THEY want to FORCE everyone onto the internet (the image of the Beast?) and to accept AI (artificial intelligence) on every level and to dissolve the present natural world to the point where life itself becomes impossible. It is all insane and it is all traceable to THEIR money. ALL of THEIR money has human blood on it too, especially gold and silver, just two more brands of THEIR money. Cryptocurrencies? I guarantee you they have been used for human trafficking. Tell me these aren't THEIRS too.
Silver and gold? Can you or I by any means determine its exchange rate in dollars to our benefit? How does an ounce of gold buy $2,160 worth of exchange at proposed Valun inception (11/2/11), when it only buys $1,689.50 worth of exchange today? (1/28/18). That's a variation of slightly more than 20% in 7 years! What Riegel said was something like that we knew that precious metals were worth something, we just didn't know quite what.
Start by admitting that until you, me, everyone else around you, can issue our own money, that we will be at THEIR mercy. I have been reminded by someone that this right is as useful and imperative as the right to keep and bear arms.
This proposal involves how we organize to issue our own money. Start considering everyone you know as a potential A member capable of issuing money. This we do as a “no matter what” solution to keep track of our trade and building and extending our wealth.
The organization begins with each one of us as each of us has innate wealth, the abilities to earn an income, were the money available, and the will (FIAT) involved with the unimpeded law of contract. In some locales, where through ignorance or connivance of the usual rascals, these rights are abridged, then you have veritable concrete evidence that you live under a tyranny. You might have to move if you can't as yet stand and fight. That time will probably come sooner than most think. Once fooled, shame on you, etc.
While we accept and know that any taxation of labor is immoral, that it discourages work, etc. we cannot help any of that. The message is to “come out of her,” not stick around for the next round of tea, coffee, beer or milk, etc. Same with any and all of THEIR taxes.
I heard the other day yet another, who should certainly know better, advocating some massive work stoppage or tax revolt. It's THEIR money, stupid! Yes, including the taxes. THEY decide to tax your income in THEIR money AND in any other money too, by FORCE of THEIR law! This proposal is NOT a tax dodge, nor is it a money laundry.
Money laundry: Someone has lots of euros, they stick them in a corporation set up in the Antilles. This corporation can settle transactions in euros or dollars. Someone in America affiliated with both the original person with the euros and the corporation, gets a loan from said corporation in dollars. Now, there are no taxes on loaned money, but the American doesn't necessarily have to pay the loan back, ever!
So you see how it goes. Rather than doing the old time honored work of most real jobs, the desired situation, indeed in some places the required situation, is to live by laundering money rather than actually working. This scheme and countless like it my friends satisfies the requirements of capitalism, the itch with capital (usually cash) and the desire to increase it with as little effort as humanly possible, commonly avoiding taxes. The range of possible trading algorithms are astounding. In these ways money is made on money without actually delivering a single product or service. But those who are able to move millions of units of products through promotions or advertising are very well compensated. They didn't produce anything either, but you bought THEIR product because that person convinced you to do so.
Free enterprise is always private and contrary to the usual contrived authorities, has nothing to do with capitalism. Part of the deception has been to convince you that it is perfectly fine for someone in a shiny office to make millions for providing nothing, while a factory worker or trained technician who produces in some cases works of frankly priceless value gets paid far less and the two employments are somehow of the same kind. They are not and everyone who is honest knows it too.
The working men and women of the world know it the most. But we are devolving into a world where fewer and fewer people work and the rest? What do they do? They consume! THEIR economists will tell you that the non workers consume the excess of the productive which is over productive or these days capable of being efficient at vast scales.
We of course doubt any of this. Ignoring the perfectly natural law of diminishing returns to scale is actually being proved true at this very moment around the world as people everywhere wake up to the weird incorrect social contracts they have been given by the globalists, socialists, communists, fascists, collectivists, everyone with a control agenda and a centralized political ideology, including and especially the claims to fairness, liberality and especially equality.
Equality! People will sacrifice everything in the hopes of attaining it or establishing it, for the good of the planet, for the good of this or that, for the rights of some downtrodden group or whatever. You know what? It's all rubbish and bullshit! Those who determine the standards of equality determine the level of slavery for the most people under any such regime. So just as you sometimes need to use mouthwash to kill bad breath, you need a brainwash to kill bad ideas and especially evil idealism!
I'm going to rant here – this whole thing is a kind of rant anyway - people are people as they are, not as anyone might want or have them be or should be or anything like that. Anything like that is based on accepting some authority that has no right to exist! It's none of your business! That's what we used to say. How often do you hear that these days?
Whatever any self styled set of social justice warriors might have decided, and none of them has a right to tell us anything, each of us has a will, a fiat. We can choose to be and belong with any group of people we choose that accepts our contributions and company. The average A member is any natural person who may not even have a regular job. Most are unemployed these days simply because there is not enough of THEIR money to pay them to do anything that could be done or would rather be done.
Some people may live in some rent subsidized place like a Section 8. Do you know that these people are discouraged from working their way out of this? If they work more, their rent automatically goes up. They may even be homeless. How little of THEIR money has a homeless person?
Our dues are one Valun per year for every A member. One Valun today is $2.63. Do you suppose money could be found – yes THEIR money – to support the dues for these people?
I'll bet you know already that there are certain places where it is not legal to have anything to do with the homeless. They are relegated to the category of untouchables. This is further considerable proof of the FAILURE of THEIR system and the messages are every bit as sincere as I said they would be. And THEY want to flood the world with aliens and have no borders? What's going on? Exactly what I said was going on; THEIR plans to kill you. Oh, not today maybe, but eventually. THEY may have further to grind out of you before you're done. Understand how important having your own money is?
I had a conversation the other day with John Q. Public and he told me some of the facts of life:
Perhaps as much as 40% of the people do not read or write and furthermore cannot ever be expected to read or write. Another 20% have just enough ability to read signs, etc. Further he said that there are many jobs where it was not likely anyone would need to read or write.
I was told of a situation where a man with a respected position at some industrial concern had learned to read and write from his fourteen year old son. Said industrial worker was on the other hand thoroughly competent handling numbers. The varieties of people are more astounding than one imagines. Maybe some of you out there need to read these pages to your friends.
But everyone knows what money is, what it looks like and how to use it. Cash transactions are anonymous which is why cash is king. But THEY want to kill that king. What THEY want to do is remove as many transactions from anonymity as possible and in so doing THEIR monetary machine actually destroys wealth based on it!
Think of the effect all the anti cash policies are imposing on the poor or even the illiterate around the world? Are they to be denied the right of future existence? What is THEIR message in denying cash? How about … go off somewhere and die quietly and without fuss, so THEY may continue THEIR plans to take over the world, render it sterile, merge with machines and then what? This madness is happening already and right now being contemplated. THEY'LL want to chip you next. THEY'RE already at it!
Why? It's THEIR money, stupid! Cryptocurrencies? More of THEIR money. Metals? Too heavy. I could put enough exchange into an envelope and mail it to someone anywhere in the world, and if the same money were recognized everywhere, as it was intended to be by E. C. Riegel and others, then as they say, cash in the usual forms flies, while silver and gold do not. They are in fact probably too precious to ever circulate much at all, so attempting to build any kind of economy using them has always been a pipe dream. You know precisely the value of a pipe dream, don't you?
Our understanding of money draws from the obvious; someone buys something and instead of providing something in exchange as in whole barter, they tender money. What John Q Public thinks the eventual result of everything will be is a return to whole barter because as he puts it, money doesn't work. Well, there are those who believe that whole barter is like some kind of heaven on earth, when it is actually the hard road of life that has been trod before when life for most was “nasty, brutish and short.” So abandoning money to our enemies is like laying down our arms and allowing THEM to have THEIR way with us. No! Instead, we value civilization and that includes split barter (since barter NEVER goes away) and that requires what we commonly call money.
So let's stop evading the issue. Money is issued when somebody buys something. Who gets to buy something first? The government does. Where does the government get the money? From a central bank! What if the money were lent based on a store of gold or silver? There would be far less money, prices would be lower and so would salaries. You'd plunge the economy back to the level of the 1930's and the supply of money would be consistently short. Plus, you have acceptance of usury; the central bank gets to pull more money out of the economy than was issued. Where does that gold come from? There will never be enough money to satisfy even the most practical means for everyone under such a system and it was even freely admitted by the bankers and THEIR friends over a hundred years ago. How would bankers like a return to a gold standard? They'd love it! Gold standards are advocated by bankers, who perform very little actual work for the money they make. The other side of the dialectic is bank credit; basically stolen fiat on which we rely now.
The government spends money into the economy and taxes it back and pays the central bank its interest. The principal may go unpaid forever. Remember the money laundry example earlier? Yeah, well never mind. It's THEIR money, stupid!
Meanwhile, let's be honest: You are nobody to you or anyone else without your own money and the means of earning more of it. You have half a dozen natural talents or skills or whatever you would be willing to spend time out of the rest of your life doing to earn a living. What are those skills and talents? That's your innate wealth. How can you possibly express it without money? You can't. So where's it to come from? From you and everyone else around you.
How about any and all tools that you use in your job that are specifically yours and that are connected with your work and nothing else? You'll want to make note of any and all inventory of any kind that fits this criteria. The same goes for any stocks of materials used specifically and only for your work. Most craftspeople understand this inventory taking idea very well. Yes, you will want to write it all down because the weakest pencil is still stronger than the sharpest memory, or something like that, attributed to Mark Twain perhaps.
So you and your friends must will to decide (establish your joint FIAT) to minimize the amount of THEIR money you use to settle barter and start issuing and using your own money more and more. The used and recycled markets will be best suited first, the service trades and agriculture to follow, etc. The proposed V-Check is our proposed cash. It's pieces of paper with numbers, pictures and advertising on them; as fancy as you please, but following certain rules, so we can keep track of them when they come into exchanges for deposit. Each V-Check has a number and identifies actual money in the cash account of each independent exchange. Our members obtain them at local Valun counters.
Recall that each member has an account and all the Valuns in every account are either in those accounts or in the cash accounts of each exchange. Each V-Check expires in six months from issue but may be exchanged for another or deposited even if expired since the money is still in the cash account ready to be transferred into another account.
There are transaction fees (one tenth of one percent) for moving Valuns from one account to another except for the cash account. When someone comes in desiring cash, it is similar to what went on when one acquired travelers checks and yes they will be about the same. The Valuns will be taken from either your issuance or income balances and you will be given your V-Checks. When the V-Check comes in for deposit, the number on it will identify it on the cash account of the particular exchange and it will be transferred without fee to the desired account. Our proposal encourages the use of our cash.
Valuns may be moved among accounts based on contracts. Fees are applied as scheduled and each member gets to see exactly what they will be when the contract is accepted by the exchange to go into effect. There are two kinds of contracts: Labor contracts and Credit contracts. But each member begins with a Membership contract, an agreement between the member and the exchange, which can be revoked if the member is caught in violation of any of our rules. You prevent the evils of the present system by making it clear that these practices will be strictly forbidden.
Each local exchange will be a party to these contracts and must determine that the contracts satisfy the rules. The rules would include such things as that no A member account in any exchange may be used as a reserve for lending Valuns. There will be no need for any deposit insurance because the money in all accounts will always belong to the members. No one may lend Valuns they do not have on account. Credit accounts include all loans from investors to financiers within the system.
One has to make provision for finance or one is limited to what one can afford at the time of sale. One of the reasons THEIR system is so dangerous is due to breaking these rules; fractional reserve lending is involved with transaction clearing when the two functions must be separated. If some finance operation goes bust, we do not want that to affect the rest of us, or at least to minimize its effects. We may have occasion to say more on this topic as we get into geographical area and population profiling in future papers.
But John Q Public says, the average person is too dumb to understand money, can't understand anything more than how to use cash, never balances a checkbook and in fact might not even have a bank account. And you want to give him three balances on each account when most can't even consider what one balance means? Well John, lots of people who aren't that smart still do amazing things, like drive cars, provide useful services for others, take time out of the rest of their lives to do things that don't require much conscious thought at all but nevertheless require some special skill to do well.
The other point is really related to this: you would never expect someone to be given the keys to a car or a firearm without adequate training on how these machines work. Why should one's money be any different?
Would people have perhaps a different attitude toward their money if they knew that they themselves issued it? We have never seen what this could mean because we have assumed and accepted a machine that works top down rather than bottom up. Perhaps we'll next consider some things we can do for each other as we organize our communities completely apart from all present institutions and begin raising a few of our own.
Recall the connection between the importance of money and the importance of being armed and then consider that so far we have been willing to protect and die for money that wasn't even ours to begin with. Then consider this proposal again and begin to respond accordingly. Understood?
Oh and as for all those dumb people out there who can only understand cash? Yeah, that's right, we'll give them their money in cash. That's why company participation as B members purchasing ad space on those V-Checks is so important. Be seeing you!
[2/1/18: I was asked again recently why Marxism and all its variant explanations for the ills and injustices of society was either incorrect or irrelevant. So, I'll cut right to the chase: Marx NEVER criticized the bankers or any of THEM (the usual suspects including all those that financed Marx, the communists, etc. - what, you think people do things without being paid to do them? Even or especially if they are dastardly in nature? Marx was paid for what he wrote and was also employed in some way as an agent of the British crown, complete with a spy handler).
In his work as a whole, Marx sets up a straw man or two or three without ever daring to contest the question of the issuance of money itself or of usury. Marx stands in exactly the same criticism as do the so called “Austrian” school of economists.
Frankly, Marx never knew much of anything about money or much else. His work is a jumble. Around a hundred years ago and more, other so called philosophers were out there as well, peddling mystification covering stupidity, ignorance and jumping to conclusions without any real basis and calling it all “scientific” as if that was the seal of approval that would guarantee acceptance by “the masses” without being questioned. John Dewey was another of them. Sigmund Freud was yet another and a coward to boot, but that's another story. Freud's nephew, Edward Bernays. invented “public relations” to further motivate and swindle the general public right up the present day.
I want you all to acknowledge something – and it is certainly true of many of today's celebrities; every single one of them were evil, or at least amoral. There is no proof that they had any empathy for another living soul outside themselves. Indeed, they satisfy our strict definition of selfishness; they believed they had a right to take advantage of others for their own benefit. In fact, they were selling the idea of doing so as normal and natural and encouraging others to follow their example! Calling the vast majority of such types clowns is being too kind.
Our proposal would make Marxism (collectivism, etc.) instantly irrelevant and group identification and development along natural lines of race, nation and family would become more important; a kind of “Tower of Babel” event where each distinct people would instantly see the value of ditching THEM and THEIR globalist nightmare and adopt the Valun system because it recognizes the value of each individual natural person as the basis for money issuance, not the other way around; that some political bureaucrat in some bloated state aparat is more entitled to superior compensation than any who produce anything or the rest who just consume.
What happens to the internet as globalism fails? Is there any guarantee of anything? What of the fiends and their ghastly mad science? (just a modern version of alchemy and the people into it have the same goals; immortality and to become gods as they destroy the rest of us as “obsolete.”)
This is serious people! We'll decide who is in what class by their merits in a functioning human society that we each get a chance to participate in, not this slavery to our cell phones and the rest of our crazed rush to soak up entertainment that mostly wastes our time and efforts. There may be more times ahead for more of that. But meanwhile, take a look around you. Things are going to change and not in any ways Karl Marx would have anticipated. Marxism? Been there, done that. Something like 200 million dead directly because of it. Marxism is dead and anyone pursuing it belongs to a death cult. Our proposal is for the living, those who enjoy life and want to continue living and see their children and grandchildren thrive and prosper and celebrate life. Be seeing you.]