Friday, December 18, 2009


Bill Still’s movie “The Secret of Oz” is a must see movie to understand the history of our money. His line, “It’s not WHAT backs our money, it’s WHO controls the QUANTITY” really opened my mind to the possibilities outlined below. My hope is that those who have not seen the movie yet will do so, it will give the ideas that follow more meaning. You can get his movie at the following link - “The Secret of Oz.”

Understanding our money and our economy is difficult, no doubt. There are a lot of pieces to the puzzle, but no piece is as perplexing and as troubling as backing our money with debt. I explain this everyday here at Economic Edge, it is at the root of our current and future problems. The “WHO” behind our money have used their self-generating debt money to influence politics to an unprecedented degree, thus the other main trunk of the problems’ root.

For quite some time I have seen the debt saturation and I could see where it is leading. Those places are dark places no one wants to visit. Without altering our current path I see much pain and historic events to follow. What I could not see until I really examined Bill’s line, was a way to get past the debt to a sustainable and prosperous system that works for the people going forward without crashing the world’s economy in the process! No easy feat, for sure! Most who understand the extent of the debt and how the math no longer works will likely say that it cannot be done.

It can be. The way to do it can be found in the outlines below. The key is repairing the root causes of the problem. The symptoms will then take care of themselves.

Still, it is no easy undertaking moving from a highly leveraged, debt saturated, and derivative entangled world to a prosperous future. That means that as you read these outlines you’ll have to think the parts through one at a time. Then ask yourself what each part means, what it does, and how it works in concert with the other elements of the proposal.

Over the past several weeks I have spent countless hours developing, tinkering, constructing, twisting, and sharing my thoughts with Bill Still and others to come up with these outlines. My full outline is now roughly 40 pages long - so much that I know the average person won’t even think about getting through it. So, I boiled all that down to its essence and developed what I call the “minimal” version below. It gives a very quick overview primarily of the monetary reform portion of the proposal. Hopefully it will motivate and inspire you, but I know it will leave you with many questions. That’s why I created the “medium” length version you’ll find below that. It will fill in the detail. I hope you will take the time to MAKE IT ALL THE WAY TO THE END. It will take some time, but I think you will find it worth it.

If you haven’t read the introduction to these proposals yet, I recommend that you do so either before or after you read the minimal outline below - FREEDOM'S VISION - Introduction…


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These are called the American Party Papers or Freedom’s Vision. The hope is that they explain the basis for change in the same way that the Federalist Papers did when Hamilton and Madison were exchanging ideas about the Constitution. Thus, we await and welcome your ideas, and even your criticisms. In fact, we thrive on it! Each hole you find, each recommendation, works to make it that much more bullet proof. And no, we don’t have all the answers and we’ve left enough room for other experts to weigh in, to take ownership of a piece of the program.

I have some audio coming in the next few days to help further explain the thinking and to add additional background. Please check back for those, I’ll post links in the Freedom’s Vision spot in the upper right hand corner of this site. By the way, there’s a new web site on the way dedicated to the implementation of these proposals. It will also play the part of SWARM central!

EVERYONE is a part of the solution! We all have a role to fill in creating a stable and prosperous future, even if that role is simply participating in the "SWARMS" that are coming.

If you recognize the need for change and see these proposals as a way forward, I would ask that you please take it to the next step. No one is going to do it for you, it is you, it is me. WE must all take ACTION. The action you can take is to volunteer your time to help organize others, to go out onto the web and link these proposals for others to see. To directly ask other bloggers, organizations, and media to support these proposals and to spread the word. We need them to go viral, we need to organize, and we need to get the swarms focused on their targets, one state, and one politician at a time.

Eva Cassidy - Somewhere over the Rainbow: