The UsuryFree Eye Opener

The UsuryFree Eye Opener is the electronic arm of the UsuryFree Network. It seeks active usuryfree creatives to help advance our mission of creating a usuryfree lifestyle for everyone on this planet. Our motto is 'peace and plenty before 2020.' The UsuryFree Eye Opener publishes not only articles related to the problems associated with our orthodox, usury-based 1/(s-i) system but also to the solutions as offered by active usuryfree creatives - and much more for your re-education.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Change The Money - Change The World

The bankers took over the planet with a very few people by controlling the monetary system. Those few evil/deceptive people FOCUSED their energy, time, talents, and relied on themselves. They sacrificed. They didn't wait for someone else to do it for them. They set aside their egos and achieved their evil goals.

We are doing the opposite of them. We are losing because we won't focus, or sacrifice. We keep waiting for a savior, or someone else to fix it. If we focus on fixing the monetary system ourselves we can fix everything in weeks/months. We don't face a difficult technical challenge. We don't need large numbers.

Does anyone wonder why "truther/bank resistor" Alex Jones never has a debate on monetary systems? Why has Ron Paul never debated Bill Still or someone similar about gold/silver vs Greenbacks vs usuryfree local currency? Isn't monetary reform the most important topic on the planet? Why no real, deep widespread public debate?

"An honest man fears no question."

Why does this debate not occur immediately BEFORE we pick who are "leader" is? Why don't we decide this one single question, then put the correct answer into affect ourselves?

How many millions of posts, rants, protests, elections, donations, Occupations, sit ins, and other futile efforts will be taken before we decide to just focus on fixing the monetary system?

The evil people in charge did it. Why don't we? is a place where you can learn, and copy a system which now has $20k in circulation, but no debt or interest. 65 businesses use mtnHours after only 4 months. Additionally, mtnHours can be loaned without interest (usury). Imagine a 10 year mortgage to replace a 30 year for the same payment.

Usury/interest free monetary and lending systems outcompete the existing system and make it irrelevant.

There is nothing stopping us all from doing this together, and networking them across the planet.

Nothing is stopping us other than "learned helplessness". We must now make a choice of love, or fear?

Fear will keep us enslaved. Love will emancipate as we will love ourselves enough to win.

NOTE: Anthony Migchels penned an article about Wayne Walton and his dedication to helping usher in the new age of usuryfree living. The article is titled: "Celebrating UsuryFree Living."

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Meet the Real Deal: Michael Hoffman on ‘Usury in Christendom’


Michael Hoffman is undoubtedly one of the leading thinkers on the Money Power. His analysis of Talmudic, Rabbinical thinking is brilliant. To see him now come out with all guns blazing against Usury is really very good news for all anti-Usury activists out there.
Hoffman does not mince words, is a formidable academic, is keenly aware of both the Jewish aspect of the Money Power and how it destroyed Catholicism and the papacy and does not fear stating God’s case short and simple as it is. In short: he’s our man.
His site is ‘On the Contrary’ at and his latest book is called ‘Usury in Christendom’ and is a virulent attack against Usury, the Money Power and ‘Christians’ going along. He is forceful, scathing, to the point and incredibly well informed. Below you’ll find a short presentation by him on his latest book, including a transcription of his most vital points.
But I certainly want to highlight this familiar point that Hoffman makes: ‘…freedom from interest on money, is essentially the battle for freedom from the Money Power’. This is the key message. The Money Power rules through control of the money supply and its main tool of domination is Usury.
All the pundits out there that ‘valiantly battle the NWO’, but either ignore or deny this are just fools or worse. This is one of those lithmus tests that immediately show you who know and who don’t.
Since Hoffman, in the video below, doesn’t mind taking a direct shot at Thomas Woods and the von Mises institute, I’ll also add this: exposing Usury and Usurers for what they are in itself is a pleasant task when it comes to people like Bernanke, Rothschild, Trichet and the like. Everybody hates them.
But since the ‘Alternative Media’ is dominated by Libertarians, we have shown discomfort in being associated with them too and this has not always generated the same kind of sympathy as when we play a little with the bankers themselves.
But if you consider the truth as so powerfully put forward by Hoffman in his book, and you compare this to what Gary North has to say about interest and Christians, clearly something big is going on.
Here’s how Gary North summarizes his findings on usury in the Bible in his massive 20 volume ‘Economic Commentary on the Bible’
“I have good news and bad news. It is OK to deposit money in the bank and earn interest. That’s the good news. It is unwise to borrow money to buy anything but investments and to meet emergencies. That is bad news for most Christians.”
So Gary North simply says you can rape your brethren with usury, but you are sinning if you are allowing yourself to be raped.
This is the typical, purely satanic great turn around. Blaming the victim and whitewashing Usurious Usurpation.
It is not important that Thomas Woods is a nice guy. It is not important that Gary North’s ‘grumpy old man’ persona is really funny.
What is important is that these men are consciously lying from highly paid positions, and not only about usury. They are usurers, liars, hypocrites, thieves and enabling murder, just like the idiots of the Mainstream. They are our enemies. And yes, when we aim to serve Christ we must love our enemies. But love comes in two kinds: soft love and tough love. Tough love is when you discipline your child when it is damaging stuff or endangering himself or others. Here’s some tough love by Jesus, when dealing with the Pharisees (Matthew 23):
 13 But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in [yourselves], neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.
14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
Is it reasonable to quote this in a ‘normal, rational debate about economics’? It is very reasonable. Economics has been hijacked by Money Power agents of many persuasions, and they have turned it into a soulless pseudoscience dealing with scarcity. But it is in fact the simple, yet sacred, science of tapping into God’s abundance by sharing it equitably. And Usury is not part of that plan.
I’m not one to say ‘the Bible is the word of God and that’s the end of it’. The Word is the Logos and the Logos is within us all. Or better: we are all within the Logos. The Logos has different words for the same things in different eras for different people and the 21st century needs its own paradigms describing equitable sharing, just as we no longer are satisfied with Genesis 1 to explain the creation of the Universe.
But the simple truths when it comes to economics are still the same as back then in Jesus’ time, and it’s a sacred science, that’s why the Bible and other holy books talk so much about it. They all condemn Usury as a mortal sin. People, ‘economists’, explaining Usury is grand are heretics keeping people from the path. When they parade as Christians, they must be exposed. Just as when we patiently, yet vehemently, oppose their false ‘theories’ explaining how Usury benefits everybody in the long run.
We’ll have to stick to tough love. People keeping the Kingdom from us by explaining us that theft through Usury is no longer theft are both heretics and pseudo scientists.
I, for one, am relieved to find myself in the camp of such a powerful Christian, philosopher, historian, theologian and economist as Michael Hoffman.
Here’s a short presentation by him on his main points:
And here are just a few of his points transcribed for those who hate looking at a 33 min video when it can be read in two (although you’d miss his very powerful presentation):
Cicero equated usury with murder.
Usury is interest on money, not ‘excessive interest’, which is the modern Orwellian Newspeak for Usury, but interest on money as it was always defined, until the Money Power got in control and then falsified it.
Interest on money was condemned as a mortal sin. It was put on a level at least as theft and sometimes compared with murder. And this was the consistent opinion of the church for at least the first millennium.
What we’re dealing with here is gradualism. There is no way the Money Power could have come in a truly revolutionary manner, at least until it captured the papacy. Once it captured the papacy, then you began to see the footprints of the revolution…..And then you came at the papacy of Leo X, the first of the Medici popes, and only then did you see this revolutionary gnawing away at Usury laws.
Nowadays you have these so-called ‘Catholic libertarians’ like Thomas Woods who openly say Usury isn’t a sin.
This redefinition of Usury as ‘excessive interest’ is necessary for our modern mentality, which is immersed in money-getting, and in greed, it’s a part of all of our lives, it’s woven into our corrupt society, it’s the root of all evil, and we can’t even conceive of a society that says ‘interest on money’, the breeding of money from money, is a mortal sin that will damn your soul to perdition.
Jesus said in Luke 6:35 to lend freely, expecting nothing in return.
The exception in the Old Testament (on Usury prohibition) is because interest on money is so destructive, so damaging, so predatory, that God said you can use it against His enemies.
If we are deceiving ourselves, it is because we need to deceive ourselves. It’s because our lively-hoods depend on interest on money. Or because we believe greed is a lesser sin than lust.
……when we are conspiring with priests, and preachers and ministers and popes in deluding ourselves into believing that there is some greater evil than the Money Power. If there is a greater evil than the Money Power, than the Bible is lying.
To say that the Money Power is at the very top of the evils that we need to work against basically overwhelms people. They want something else to fight.
Christians would be flabbergasted if there was a whorehouse for them down the street, but if there is a whorehouse called a bank, they are not only not flabbergasted, they are probably working there!
And then they are going in as social justice people who are concerned for the poor they are going to go along and palliate the wounds of those people who have been injured by interest on debt. There is a satanic level of mockery there. It is satanic ridiculing of us. Because Jesus intended that we would be overcomers here, that we would be a light unto the world. Instead we make a mockery of the Gospel by these shortcuts that we take….The inability to have faith in God.
And to proceed as we have proceeded (by allowing Usury) , is to reject Grace, not only do we reject the Law, we also reject Grace. Meanwhile, we’re playing the part of hypocrites, we say ‘we’re Christians, we’re Catholics, we’re the reforms, we’re the evangelicals! Come to us world and learn a new way of being’. A new way of being that is based on Compound Interest???
How many Catholics follow the Von Mises institute? How many Catholics follow Ayn Rand?
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NOTE: Wayne Walton writes:
"Michael Hoffman certainly makes the impression he's got a very fair grasp of who and what we're dealing with. He doesn't care for the indirect approach.

"freedom from interest on money, is essentially the battle for freedom from the Money Power"

"Christians would be flabbergasted if there was a whorehouse for them down the street, but if there is a whorehouse called a bank, they are not only not flabbergasted, they are probably working there!"

"We reject the weaponization of the love of money as it is represented by interest on loans of money(!!!!!!)"

It's perhaps because of this that he and his 'Usury in Christendom' is ignored and even actively boycotted in not only 'Catholic' and 'conservative' circles, but even in the Alternative Media.

But Michael Hoffman is one of the outstanding experts on the Money Power and also Rabbinical thinking.

The above article, even today is one of the very, very few, about this outstanding book and it includes a great Youtube presentation by Michael Hoffman about his main points."

Monday, July 01, 2013

Local, Self-sufficient, Optimistic: Are Transition Towns The Way Forward?

Rob Hopkins, co-founder of the Transition network, which promotes local, self-sufficient economic development. Photograph: Jim Wileman/PA

Locally grown food, community-owned power stations, local currencies … can small-scale actions make a difference? Yes, according to the Transition network – in fact, it's our only hope.

By John-Paul Flintoff

Late last year, Rob Hopkins went to a conference. Most of the delegates were chief executive officers at local authorities, but it was not a public event. Speaking in confidence, three-quarters of these officials admitted that – despite what they say publicly – they could not foresee a return to growth in the near future.

"One said: 'If we ever get out of this recession, nothing will be as it was in the past,'" Hopkins recalls. "Another said: 'Every generation has had things better than its parents. Not any more.' But the one that stunned me said: 'No civilisation has lasted for ever. There is a very real chance of collapse.'"
Shocking stuff – shocking enough to leave many people feeling hopeless. And Hopkins has heard MPs and others in positions of power confess to similar fears in private. But the co-founder of the Transition Town movement is determined to offer courage and inspiration, and to do that he has published a short book, The Power of Just Doing Stuff, showing what people are already doing to develop a more resilient economy.
For instance, a Transition group in Brixtonraised £130,000 to install the UK's first inner-city, community-owned power station, consisting of 82kW of solar panels on top of a council estate. A group in Derbyshire created afood hub that makes it economically viable to grow food in back gardens for sale, as an affordable alternative to supermarkets. And groups in TotnesStroudLewes, Brixton and Bristollaunched their own local currencies. Taken on their own, these initiatives may not make a vast difference. "But when there are thousands of communities worldwide all weaving their bit in a larger tapestry," Hopkins says, "it adds up to something awe-inspiring and strong."
What he is arguing is that sweeping changes in history are made not only by "big" people doing big things but by groups of "ordinary" people doing smaller things together. And that it's a mistake to overlook those small steps.
"There is no cavalry coming to the rescue," he says. "But what happens when ordinary people decide that they are the cavalry? Between the things we can do as individuals, and the things government and business can do to respond to the challenges of our times, lies a great untapped potential. It's about what you can create with the help of the people who live in your street, your neighbourhood, your town. If enough people do it, it can lead to real impact, to real jobs and real transformation of the places we live, and beyond."
The Transition network was founded in 2005, as a response to the twin threats of climate change and peak oil. Unlike other campaign groups, the Transition network never set out to frighten people, but seemed resolutely upbeat, determined to find opportunity in what most regard with dismay.
One of the movement's most fundamental ideas was to ask what the world might look like in the future "if we get it right" – then work out backwards how to get there. Generally speaking, the Transition vision is of a move towards self-sufficiency at the local level, in food, energy and much else, but the specifics of what "getting it right" might look like were never handed down from above.
Every so often, well-meaning people give Hopkins advice. "They say, you need to set up a political party, and have politicians everywhere, and set up the bank of Transition, and a Transition power company. And I think, yeah, or what we could do is have every community build its own energy company, or bank. And that's much more powerful."
Transition is like a huge open-source research and development project, he says. "Different groups try different things, and if an idea works, it spreads."
During seven years, the movement has attracted high-profile supporters. Transition gives "great grounds for optimism," says Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, "on topics that are often rather doom-laden". Jonathan Dimbleby concurs: "Once upon a time, it was tempting to mock the idea of a Transition Town, but if ever there was an idea whose time has come, this is it."
A sensory garden for children in Sao Paolo, BrasilA sensory garden for children in Brasilandia, Brasil
And Transition is not just a British phenomenon. There are more than 1,000 Transition initiatives in more than 40 countries. Fans include Ed Miliband and former German president Horst Köhler – an economist by profession, and former president of the IMF. Next month, Hopkins will appear at a conference with France's president and prime minister.
Filipa Leao Pimentel is involved in Transition in Portugal, but is based in Brussels and works to explain Transition to MEPs. Recently, she arranged for members of an economic and social committee to spend a day with Transition initiatives in their own countries. "I have lived in Brussels for years, and I have never seen anything like the discussion that came afterwards. There was a Greek who visited Portugal and she was touched by how we dealt with the crisis. One of the most conservative members talked about his 'journey'. Later, he said to me: 'Can you believe it, I talked about this as "my journey"?!'"
When the Transition movement started, it was driven by green politics, and its biggest critics have tended to be deep greens. One, the writer Ted Trainer, threw the movement into mild existential crisis in 2009, when he accused Transition of being merely reformist, and too "easily accommodated within consumer-capitalist society without threatening it".
Hopkins's response was, essentially, to plead guilty. "For years, in the green movement, we have held that we are right, that we have the answers … [But] many of the answers we need are to be found in people who we might, in a more judgmental moment, see as being part of the 'system', including business people, lawyers, church groups, local history groups, and thousands of ordinary people with busy lives, bills to pay and children to raise."
Today, Hopkins says he will only know that his new book has succeeded if his ideas are taken up by those kinds of people. Indeed, he wrote the book with his own sister in mind. "I hope she won't mind me saying that! She's raising kids, she's very busy. She is somebody for whom all this stuff would pass her by. Not interesting at all. But if Transition is going to get anywhere, it needs to reach people like her."
In the biggest, most successful Transition groups, every effort is made to avoid being worthy. The Tooting group's first big event was a big street celebration, a Trashcatcher's Carnival, with Arts Council funding. "In Topsham, in Devon, they asked: 'What is it that unites people in this town? Is it peak oil, or is it beer?' And they started a brewery. What are you inviting people to be part of? A group that talks about climate change? Or a historic, celebratory rethink about a place and what it does?"
The key thing is to find ways to bring people together. "In Totnes, we started to change the narrative: how do we create a culture of entrepreneurship, and support young people? And all kinds of new people came in."
At the first Local Entrepreneurs Forum, local business people gave advice to would-be entrepreneurs. But later they switched to a Community of Dragons, in which enterprises pitched to the entire community. And on the basis that "everybody is an investor", individuals pledged support in the form of time, cash, land, support, services and more.
The localisation movement has not always been good at talking about economics, Hopkins says. "If Tesco wants to open a branch in my town, they can say it will bring jobs and so on. The localisation movement never tends to do that, they just say localisation is a great idea, it's sustainable, it's good for the community. So we tried to map the local economy and put a value on it. Here in Totnes we spend £30m on food every year, of which £22m goes through two supermarkets. It's like water running through our fingers, going to banks and offshore investors. But it could be staying local. If we spent just 10% of that locally, we'd have £2.2m staying in the local economy to be spent again.
"Could a hospital that buys four tonnes of lettuce every year get that locally? If it uses energy, could it use a local energy company? We're looking at different ways of investing internally."
'Bristol Pounds' can only be spent locally, so more money stays in the city'Bristol Pounds' can only be spent locally, so more money stays in the city
One powerful way to prevent money leaking from a community's economy is by using local currencies. Businesses in Bristol can pay their rates in "Bristol pounds", and the city council gives staff the option to take part of their salary in B£s. The new mayor, George Ferguson, announced at his inauguration last November that he would take his entire salary in B£s, which can only be spent in Bristol. More than £180,000 has been turned into B£s, estimated to be worth £1.8m in local economic activity.
This new emphasis on economic development has galvanised the Transition Town movement, and not only in the UK. "The economic crisis helped us to gather so many people," says Pimentel. "In Portugal, we are under water. There is no money. You see your country starting to sink, and you close down, waiting for it to pass – but this is not going to pass. Transition was our framework to give people something to do. Instead of thinking, 'My god, we are sinking,' we said: 'Let's do this.' Little steps are important."
Important because they contribute to something bigger – the "larger tapestry" Hopkins talks about – but also important because it's small steps that help people recognise that they have power to make a difference. "Starting a vegetable garden in the street is small," Pimentel says. "But what is incredible is that when people learn to do that, they start to have confidence.
"The key thing is persistence. What people tell me now is, 'I thought that you were going to fail, and you did not.' They say: 'It's really true that doing little things, step by step, makes a difference.' And when they say that, I smile. I feel very proud. So even if things seem small, or you think it will not make a big difference, just persist."
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