At this point in history virtually every human on this planet is enslaved whether they know it or not. This is not the crude and primitive slavery of ancient times, it does not rely on whips and shackles to keep the oppressed in their place. These tools have been rendered obsolete by much more sophisticated methods.
That most of the enslaved are unaware of their condition and would in fact argue fiercely that they are free is a testament to the effectiveness of these invisible chains.
You’ve heard the expression “Money makes the world go round”. There’s truth in that.
Money is the prime motive for human labor in modern civilization. If you want food, shelter and clothing you must have money, and unless you are part of the tiny minority who have more money than they could ever spend in their lifetime, then you must work, beg or steal for that money. That’s why you get up in the morning to go to work even if you hate your job, and that’s why the specter of unemployment is more terrifying for most people than the prospect of spending 50 years of their life performing menial tasks within the confines of a florescent lit cubicle.
Of course in western countries some are fortunate enough to have pulled away from the brink and do not live in fear that their basic needs will be met, at least for now, yet they keep spinning the hamster wheel. Why? Because money and the bling it buys have become symbols of status and prestige. Money offers an illusory form of social validation, but even those who are not caught up in distinguishing themselves by how much they accumulate still must acknowledge the social stigma that comes with poverty.
The combination of these primal motivators: the need for food, shelter, clothing, and social validation, is a very powerful force. It’s enough to drive humans to engage in all forms of activity, even to the point of harming themselves or others in the process. The accumulation of money is therefore an accumulation of social and psychological power, and those who control the creation of money control this power at its source.
So who controls the creation of money? Well in the case of the U.S. dollar, it’s not the government. This shouldn’t be an earth shattering revelation. The fact that the Federal Reserve is a private institution owned by a cartel of the world’s most powerful banks is quickly becoming common knowledge; even the mainstream media doesn’t deny it at this point.
However the full extent of what this means is only clear when you understand how the banking system really works, and unfortunately this is something we aren’t taught in school. Once you have it explained to you in simple terms you’ll understand why.