Here are two ways of looking at the economic depression here in the U.S. Both share the idea that the rich and powerful are stealing from the poor and middle class. The first, articulated by Catherine Austin Fitts, says that the U.S. has in the past benefitted from a plan to use central banking to steal from the rest of the world for the benefit of our nation’s powers-that-be, whereas now, that same method is being used to steal from the poor and middle class here in the U.S. The second, described by Paul Craig Roberts, tells us about how institutions of government and society are controlled by the rich in order to support their interests instead of the interests of the less fortunate.
What is the effect of these kinds of arguments? Isn’t it to make populations give up, to feel that they do not have the power, even in some organization with others in the same predicament, to fight these powers supposedly in control of the rest of us. I think both Fitts and Craig tell us that we have to understand our predicament. We can’t do anything to save ourselves if we do not understand the forces arrayed against us.