VANCOUVER (Silver Gold Bull) -- As few people in our societies know, all of the world's governments have (foolishly) granted exclusive monopolies for the printing of all the world's currencies (our "money") to a cabal of privately owned corporations called "central banks" -- given that name because it is a cabal exclusively owned/operated by bankers.Understand that the monopoly to print money is nothing less than a license for economic rape. These private banks lend us all the paper that they print out of thin air (at zero cost to themselves). The result is that after roughly 100 years of this economic rape we have (collectively) paid these banks $trillions in "interest" for nothing, and currently owe them $10's of trillions for nothing. History's single greatest act of legal theft. Indeed, these bankers have stolen such unimaginably huge sums of wealth from our societies that the thieves now voluntarily return most of the additional amounts they steal each year. There are two reasons for this act of pseudo-remorse. To begin with, with the Little People drowning in debt individually, and with our nations drowning in debts collectively; the thieves were/are worried that their Victims might actually notice them sitting on top of their mountains of (stolen) money. However, the second reason - the real reason - is that the countless $trillions that these central banks have stolen from us are literally just the tip of the iceberg during their reign of legal-crime. This private cabal of central banks has not only been given monopolies to print money out of thin air for their own benefit, but thanks to the abominable euphemism which they call "fractional-reserve banking" they are allowed to delegate their License to Steal to other private banks. Specifically, for each dollar that the central bankers lend to their other banker-friends (at zero/near-zero interest rates); these private banks are allowed to print 10 more dollars out of thin air, and lend them to the Little People. Thus the central banks don't mind returning most of the additional money which they steal each year, since their own thievery only represents 10% of the total banker-plundering of the wealth of all economies.
The Code of Hammurabi, more than 3,700 years ago, stipulated that any Mesopotamian who violated the terms of a financial contract - including the futures contracts that were commonly used in commodities trading in Babylon - "shall be put to death as a thief." ...In medieval Catalonia, a banker who went bust wasn't merely humiliated by town criers who declaimed his failure in public squares throughout the land; he had to live on nothing but bread and water until he paid off his depositors in full. If, after a year, he was unable to repay, he would be executed... But financial crimes weren't merely punished; they were stigmatized...Contrast that with our modern societies where "punishment" for so-called white-collar crime is (at worst) nothing but a slap on the wrist in comparison to punishment handed out for blue-collar crime: the crimes of the Little People. The entire basis of this two-tier justice was the presumption (never supported with evidence) that the rich did not require as much deterrence from crime as the poor, and thus the sentences for their misdeeds did not need to be as severe.