You might have noticed how, when the ludicrously described ‘Credit Crunch’ began a little while ago it was all blamed by the banks on those feckless individuals who took out laughingly called ‘sub-prime’ mortgages to buy houses.
But now the entire World financial system is in collapse with the global economy grinding to a halt, companies going bust and millions of people losing their jobs and houses with cataclysmic poverty stalking the Globe.
It is no longer just ‘those feckless individuals’ with sub-prime mortgages who are unable to pay their debts. It is viable, previously profitable businesses all over the World, even whole countries going bankrupt; forced into financial chaos by banks interfering and controlling borrower’s affairs, as the banks panic at the sheer enormity of what they have contrived to destroy through their greed and fraud.
Now the banks seem to be blaming each other, because the sheer scale of the Worldwide financial collapse has simply dwarfed the number of genuinely ‘feckless’ people who shouldn’t have taken out loans to buy their houses . There never were really that many people who were genuinely unreliable about paying their mortgages in the first place.
A closer look at what is now going on reveals that banks misused the power they gained over any group of people they persuaded to borrow money from them. The banks manipulated whole populations of borrowers created out of the banks brutal use of the psychology of persuasion.
Everyone was ruthlessly conned and brainwashed by the banks into imagining that it was OK, even necessary, to spend nothing but borrowed money for absolutely every purchase. All the ‘real’ money people and businesses actually earned for themselves was therefore controlled by the banks. All earned money was already fully committed to the banks to pay off existing bank loans before it was even earned.
So, the banks controlled ever more of the economy, both individual’s personal domestic expenditure and also that of every business. Everyone was expected to constantly increase their borrowing to enable the banks to create more money so the banks could take ever larger profits for themselves. Pure, raw greed ruled throughout the entire financial industry. Fraud became something institutionalised in virtually every part of financial services as the scale of dishonesty and graft grew larger day by day.
What has happened is the banks have been caught out trying to lie their way out of a problem entirely of their own creation. It never was a situation caused by sub-prime mortgages and hordes of dishonest home owners as the banks would like us all to believe.
The fact is the entire World economy is completely dependent on a system of money which very few people understand. Governments mostly don’t understand it and certainly few ordinary individuals understand it. Even most of the people working for banks don’t understand it, and even economists don’t seem to understand it as they often argue amongst themselves about how economics actually work.
Banks are entirely responsible for shaping the economic system and are the only custodians of the system of money. It is something they, themselves, designed in the first place. They designed it as an immense confidence trick which they could only get away with if they displayed reliability, probity and apparent total honesty of the highest degree.
The system relied on the banks restraining their greed; and so it worked more or less reasonably well when a fundamental requirement of working for a bank was honesty and integrity. Integrity, honesty and reliability have now been entirely swept into oblivion by the banks. ‘Greed is good’, they trumpet self righteously from their pompous, rubbery, bloated, personages as they pocket their enormous bonuses.
Greed and dishonesty took hold of the banks in recent years as they corrupted the entire financial system with a moral degradation of breathtaking dimensions.
It was they who invented the sub-prime mortgage as a device to milk even more money from their increasingly hard pressed population of modern customer-serfs now owned by the banks instead of mediaeval robber barons.
The banks simply devised one scheme after another to tighten their stranglehold over every single financial transaction made. The banks made it increasingly impossible for anyone to escape their clutches or for anyone to avoid using them for even the pettiest of financial transactions.
The beauty of that was that the banks could increasingly justify taking a cut of every transaction they were involved in. Their ‘cut’ became larger and larger as they discovered they could push the limits of credulity beyond their wildest dreams of greed.
They brainwashed everyone into believing it was a normal way of life to routinely use ‘credit cards’ (simply a clever device to force loans onto people who neither wanted them or needed them). They invented the quaint idea of ‘penalty’ charges that could run into thousands of per cent in annual interest terms. No one questioned them, let alone stopped their rapacious, destructive, nasty, greed.
We were all completely bemused and baffled – caught like rabbits in the headlights of confabulated nonsense jargon and incomprehensible, arcane, rubbishy, banking language used to disguise the reality of blatant theft.
They further brainwashed people into believing it was somehow a good idea to borrow money to buy all the usual everyday things of life immediately and pay for them later. This way the banks could take a percentage of everything anyone spent on absolutely anything at all.
They neglected to inform people it would mean they would be paying for everything twice or three times over. The banks didn’t want anyone to realise it was much cheaper to actually save up to buy everyday domestic items.
As the banks conned every increasingly gigantic amounts of money out of the population, they had to keep on lending ever larger sums somewhere as the last thing you can do with money is store it inertly in a bank vault or under your bed where it is of no earthly use to anyone.
So the banks invented ever more abstract forms of money and lending that flew around the World financial systems from bank to bank like an insane, manic pass the parcel game as the minute any bank was in possession of any actual money it had to get rid of it as fast as possible in the form of a loan to someone, somewhere. It didn’t matter who or where as long as they got rid of the cash as fast as possible – anywhere.
So, larger and larger mountains of cash were manufactured by the banks originally designed confidence trick of ‘Fractional Reserve Banking’ successfully foisted on Governments and populations the World over.
No one seemed to understand that it meant banks had the ability literally manufacture unlimited amounts of money as long as they could find someone to lend it to, meanwhile shaving off their own cut. More loans made, more of a cut for the banks – more profit, bigger bonuses. No loans, no banker’s cut; simple.
And now the banks have found it is wildly out of control. Their inherent dishonesty means they can no longer even trust each other. If honesty and integrity had been maintained there would have been no financial crisis. It was entirely caused by banker’s greed and manipulation of the system of money away from reality and into the realms of pure fantasy.
It is the banks, and the banks alone who are responsible for the awful consequences of global Economic meltdown.
The banks have destroyed everyone’s confidence in money and the financial system as a whole. Isn’t it about time someone did something about them ?
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