Saturday, October 25, 2008

The Usurers


In Canto XVII of Dante's Inferno, we learn about the usurers' place in Hell. The canto contains this appropriate description:

Behold the monster with the pointed tail,
that passes mountains, breaks through wall and gate,
and taints the whole world with his stinking trail.
[...]
He had features of an honest curate,
outwardly so meek and mild; the rest
of him was serpentine and intricate.
[...]
Dangling down into the void, his bottom
quivered upwards with its forked hook,
which, as in scorpions, was tipped with venom.


(from: Ciaran Carson translation, Granta Books, 2002)

And now behold a different story about usurers in a different century. Below is part 2 of a 12 part video series named after the same-named book, The Creature from Jekyll Island, by G. Edward Griffin (a right-winger who, nonetheless, has keen insights into the Fed). Make sure to view at least up to part 5 (by going to YouTube), and learn how the Federal Reserve System was set up, with what aim, and by whom. AND learn how the Fed fleeces us all completely unobserved. (Thanks, for pointing me to this, to a correspondent who wrote in response to my article on taxation.)

1 comment:

Cristina said...

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