Money As Debt II - produced by Paul Grignon, narrated by
After viewing the concise animated DVD, Money As Debt, I realized that this is the most important tool for reform on all levels that I could have ever dreamed of. Ignorance of the money system and basic economics is the ROOT cause of all that ails us as a society. Money whose actually foundation is debt is doomed to catastrophe, and we have been "playing" this shill game for way too long and at the expense of the lives of indigenous people all over the world. If you passionately want real reform, working on this one cause and sharing this important DVD with others, will ripple out to literally affect all just causes. If you loved The Money Masters and want that concise presentation that cuts to the chase in a fantastic format, this is literally PERFECT for all audiences and all ages over 6 years old. What we have today is beyond usury and shocking when you pare it down to the basics, as Paul Grignon so eloquently does. Here is how his amazing product came into existence, as paraphrased from his website www.moneyasdebt.net :
With the help of my partner Tsiporah and my neighbour and voiceover man, Bob Bossin, the final script was edited and rewritten numerous times. Money as Debt is now a colourful, fast-moving 47- minute animated short feature that explores the basic concepts of money creation in words and pictures that are not only clear but also enjoyable. It is intended for all audiences, including elementary school children. My particular hope is that it will convince environmental, social justice and electoral reform advocates that monetary reform is essential to the goals they hope to accomplish.
Money created as interest-bearing bank credit is a magic trick, a fraud - now 3 centuries old; one that very few people have seen through despite, or rather because of, its utter simplicity.
It is my intention to make this mysterious debt-money system comprehensible to everyone. It is also my intention to foster sufficient understanding of the problems with this money system that citizens will be motivated to join the monetary reform movement and/or create local alternatives to the global monetary system - a system in which most of the productive people of the world are collectively chained to an ever-increasing and perpetually unpayable debt.
This is a system designed for elite control of the people by those who have given themselves the privilege of creating money. It is also, I believe, a system that is designed for catastrophe. As the movie explains, there can be no sustainable civilization without a sustainable money system
Presidential Quotes on Banking
"I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world, no longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men."
"All of the perplexities, confusion, and distress in America arises, not from the defects of the Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation."
~John Adams, Founding Father of the American Constitution
"Whoever controls the volume of money in our country is absolute master of all industry and commerce...and when you realize that the entire system is very easily controlled, one way or another, by a few powerful men at the top, you will not have to be told how periods of inflation and depression originate."
~James A. Garfield, assassinated president of the United States
The Government should create, issue, and circulate all the currency and credits needed to satisfy the spending power of the Government and the buying power of consumers. By the adoption of these principles, the taxpayers will be saved immense sums of interest. The privilege of creating and issuing money is not only the supreme prerogative of government, but it is the government’s greatest creative opportunity."
~Abraham Lincoln, assassinated president of the United States
This 2 DVD set including Money As Debt-Revised Edition, a 47 minute powerful DVD, and Money as Debt II is available from The I.O. for only $25 (includes S&H).