The Dilemma of False Terrorism
by Anthony Wile
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A New York
Times article has attracted attention in alternative media circles
for its portrait of Bernard von NotHaus, the "Rosa Parks of
the constitutional currency movement."
May Be the Next Stop on a Gold Currency Journey," the article
describes von NotHaus and his current predicament.
Mr. von NotHaus
was convicted of using precious metals to back a currency he called
the Liberty Dollar, which he says was "a private voluntary
currency" for those conducting business outside the government's
His name is
Bernard von NotHaus, and he is a professed "monetary architect"
and a maker of custom coins found guilty last spring of counterfeiting
charges for minting and distributing a form of private money called
the Liberty Dollar.
... Mr. von
NotHaus managed over the last decade to get more than 60 million
real dollars' worth of his precious metal-backed currency into
circulation across the country so much, and with such deep
penetration, that the prosecutor overseeing his case accused him
of "domestic terrorism" for using them to undermine
This is, of
course, the crux of the matter. Is von NotHaus a "terrorist"?
answer, according to the article: "This is the United States
government ... It's got all the guns, all the surveillance, all
the tanks, it has nuclear weapons, and it's worried about some ex-surfer
guy making his own money? Give me a break!"
in a sense this is disingenuous. Simply by circulating honest money,
von NotHaus WAS undermining the power elite that apparently runs
the US and much of the rest of the world.
It is this
elite that has undermined money in the US, starting with experiments
in monopoly fiat that increased after the Civil War. Before the
Civil War, people in the US were relatively free to do what they
wanted with money. Formally minted gold and silver were put into
circulation via the US mint but plenty of privately circulated gold
and silver made its way into the economy in non-coin form.
Gold and silver
WERE money and banks that warehoused that money offered receipts
that were circulated in lieu of the actual money metals. There were
various problems with this system, but it was relatively free compared
with what came later and granted a good deal of independence to
the people using the system.
The end for
any kind of sound money came with the Civil War and the rise of
the US fedgov. As time passed, the power of the fedgov when it came
to money expanded. Eventually, in 1913, the US Federal Reserve was
The Fed was
created by various supporters of money power. It was a private/quasi-public
system of monopoly money that acquired its power by virtue of its
close association with the government. But it was evidently and
obviously controlled privately.
control has funded the expansion of the globalist agenda ever since.
Essentially, the power elite has built a seamless construct of military,
corporate and educational control that controls the world. Every
part of this larger construct constantly evolves towards bigness
endlessly chanted, is one interconnected, "small" world
and the enforcers of this meme are the West's Intel agencies and
the larger judicial system.
Think of the
power elite as a kind of metaphorical cuckoo bird. The cuckoo lays
eggs in the nests of other birds and tricks the parents into raising
the cuckoo chicks instead of their own. The entire Western demos
has been hollowed out from the inside. The cuckoos are everywhere.
Nothing is as it seems. Society's resources have been taken over
and their purposes perverted.
The main modern
lever of this ongoing takeover is the "terrorist." One
who has come of age in the 2000s may well be aware of how this meme
has been cultivated. In fact, the theme (as with many dominant social
themes) goes back decades.
This meme would
be expanded after 9/11 a tragic attack that is commonly held
to have been caused by an apparent CIA asset, Osama bin Laden. The
"terrorism" theme has been expanded aggressively ever
of the expanding terrorism meme is its vagueness. "Birthers"
and "truthers" and now "preppers" are all accused
in various contexts of being "terrorists." The term terrorist
is constantly evolving because it is meant to be a catch-all term.
anyone who challenges the authority of the state (and thus the money
power that stands behind it and controls it) is at risk for being
labeled a terrorist. This explains why US prosecutors can label
von NotHaus a terrorist. The term is merely a convenient nomenclature.
It has been purposefully "evolved" so that an extracurricular
judicial system can be brought into effect.
Simply by redefining
definitions over time - and manufacturing events to buttress the
terminology - the elites have been able to bring into being a new
class of felon (the terrorist) and a new and oppressive judicial
system, as well.
Here at the
Daily Bell, we call this evolution "directed history."
The elites, having cleverly created a new kind of criminal and an
extra-curricular judicial process, are eager to generate the next
phase of directed history - the show trial to illustrate how things
is intimidation. Elites panicked by the Internet and what
we call the Internet Reformation are attempting to realize
their apparent plans for world government at breakneck speed. Nothing
must stand in their way, certainly not alternative currencies that
threaten their monetary chokehold.
would be that this wholesale creation will not be any more successful
than other elite memes now foundering. The Internet has exposed
the power elite and made their manipulations ever more questionable.
mean they won't continue to try, however. The terrorist meme is
an especially useful one. Over time it could be applied via
certain show trials to almost anyone who challenges elite
plans. Perhaps this is how the elites REALLY intend to deal with
the threat of the Internet Reformation.
I will end
with the observation that while I think this is a very clever plan
(if I have analyzed it correctly), I am not sure it will work. Many
people already understand the nature of elite manipulations. Directed
history tends to work well when it is created in secret.
Like a magic
trick, once its mechanism is exposed, it tends to be a great deal
less convincing. Sure, the terrorist meme is a ubiquitous one but
the more it is applied, the more people will likely see through
The more money
power tries to oppress and manipulate citizens, the more it drives
people to the Internet where they begin to discover the truth.
It is said
the bigger the lie, the more people believe it. But perhaps the
Internet is bigger than the biggest lie.
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Wile is an author, columnist, media commentator and entrepreneur
focused on developing projects that promote the general advancement
of free-market thinking concepts. He is the chief editor of the
popular free-market oriented news site, TheDailyBell.com.
Mr. Wile is the Executive Director of The Foundation for the Advancement
of Free-Market Thinking – a non-profit Liechtenstein-based foundation.
His most popular book, High
Alert, is now in its third edition and available in several
languages. Other notable books written by Mr. Wile include The
Liberation of Flockhead (2002) and The Value of Gold (2002).
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