Ellen Brown is the author of the best book I read in years: Web of Debt.
I'm glad to see her latest article picked up by the Huffington post and I hope the liberal talking heads will FINALLY get a clue:
Obama is OWNED by the bankers.
From Ellen's article "The Bloodless Coup of the Global Financial Stability Board: From Guidelines to Rules"
... For three centuries, private international banking interests have brought governments in line by blocking them from issuing their own currencies and requiring them to borrow banker-issued "banknotes" instead. "Allow me to issue and control a nation's currency," Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild famously said in 1791, "and I care not who makes its laws."
The real rebellion of the American colonists in 1776, according to Benjamin Franklin, was against a foreign master who forbade the colonists from issuing their own money and required that taxes be paid in gold.
The colonists, not having gold, had to borrow gold-backed banknotes from the British bankers instead. The catch was that the notes were created on the "fractional reserve" system, allowing the bankers to issue up to ten times as many notes as they actually had gold, essentially creating them out of thin air just as the colonists were doing.
The result was not only to lock the colonists into debt to foreign bankers but to propel the nation into a crippling depression. The colonists finally rebelled and reverted to issuing their own currency. Funding a revolution against a major world power with money they printed themselves, they succeeded in defeating their oppressors and winning their independence. ...
If you haven't watched the 3.5 hour FREE online documentary The Money Masters, now is the time!
I think I've done just about all I can to fight the bankers. I encourage (near) judgment-proof people to stop paying their unsecured debts (I defaulted on about $90k), I created OUR currency, the Trado, and I'm LEAVING the system.
I pay no income taxes because I don't have enough taxable income. I have NO mortgage and while my house is still unfinished, I now have a roommate (and probably future co-owner) and we've been building and planting corn and all kinds of veggies.
We're off the grid and while certainly not yet self sufficient, we're making progress.
What are YOU doing to make a difference?