Book Burning We Can Al;lGet Behind

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Book Burning We Can Al;lGet Behind

The central banking and political world are up in arms about a planned John Maynard Keynes book burning.

The burning was announced by Jeff Berwick, Chief Editor of The Dollar Vigilante, to take place on December 23, the anniversary of the Federal Reserve Act of 1913.

Top central bankers in the United States warned that flimsy economic theories would be in danger if the burning of a copy of John Maynard Keynes, The General Theory of Employment, Interest & Money went ahead.

"What is most dangerous," stated one central banker, "is if this causes people to even logically think for more than a few moments about economics then this entire structure we've built could begin to collapse. We've done a great job for a long time telling the average man on the street that economics is too difficult to understand."

US diplomats and members of the Goldman Sachs' run Department of Treasury called the plan, "disrespectful and dangerous".

But organizer, Jeff Berwick, Chief Editor of The Dollar Vigilante said: "We must send a clear message to the radical element of Keynesians," he continued, "Which, basically means, all Keynesians."

The controversy comes at a time when Federal Reserve and US Treasury officials have bankrupted the country by blindly following Keynesian economics.

"In addition to being offensive, the Keynes protest puts at risk those brave Americans who are fighting abroad for the freedoms and values that we believe in as Americans," said one US Senator. "Those values being that the government creates a central bank who manipulates the price of money and uses inflation as a hidden tax."

Riots and demonstrations have erupted in numerous locations where central bankers and politicos gather including Jackson Hole, Wyoming where one central banker was quoted as saying, "This is an attack on our religion and we will not stand for it!"

Asked if they had plans of their own to burn F.A. Hayek's The Road to Serfdom and Ludwig Von Mises The Theory of Money and Credit most central bankers acted confused and did not seem familiar with the books.

A high ranking US diplomat who wished to remain anonymous stated, "This could very well bring an end to the American way of life. If the burning of Keyne's book goes forward it very quickly could bring into question all of our basic values including the right for the government to print as much money as is needed to enter into as many wars as is necessary to keep the military industrial complex happy."

Despite all the pleas for a stop to the burning, Jeff Berwick remained adamant that he is going to go through with the burning, stating, "I think I'll burn a copy of the New York Times which contains any article by Paul Krugman too."

 

Author: Jeff Berwick

 

 

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http://www.safehaven.com/article/18124/burning-of-john-maynard-keynes-bo...

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Re: Book Burning We Can Al;lGet Behind

From Farenheit 451--Ray Bradbury

"Do you ever read any of the books you burn?"
He laughed. "That's against the law!"
"Oh. Of course."

"Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs or the names of state capitals or how much corn Iowa grew last year. Cram them full of non-combustible data, chock them so damned full of 'facts' they feel stuffed, but absolutely 'brilliant' with information. Then they'll feel they're thinking, they'll get a sense of motion without moving. And they'll be happy, because facts of that sort don't change. Don't give them any slippery stuff like philosophy or sociology to tie things up with. That way lies melancholy."-- Bradbury

This is tangential and not the point you are trying to make but it reminded me of Farenhiet 451. The whole Koran burning media blitz might pave the way to book burnings of all kinds, whatever is deemed toxic by the ptb. Krugman and Keynes are well within the mainstream, not a threat...but  anything economists like Joseph Steiglitz write might make it to the pyre!

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Re: Book Burning We Can Al;lGet Behind
agitating prop wrote:

From Farenheit 451--Ray Bradbury

"Do you ever read any of the books you burn?"
He laughed. "That's against the law!"
"Oh. Of course."

"Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs or the names of state capitals or how much corn Iowa grew last year. Cram them full of non-combustible data, chock them so damned full of 'facts' they feel stuffed, but absolutely 'brilliant' with information. Then they'll feel they're thinking, they'll get a sense of motion without moving. And they'll be happy, because facts of that sort don't change. Don't give them any slippery stuff like philosophy or sociology to tie things up with. That way lies melancholy."-- Bradbury

This is tangential and not the point you are trying to make but it reminded me of Farenhiet 451. The whole Koran burning media blitz might pave the way to book burnings of all kinds, whatever is deemed toxic by the ptb. Krugman and Keynes are well within the mainstream, not a threat...but  anything economists like Joseph Steiglitz write might make it to the pyre!

I look forward to your posts; always interesting and erudite.

What are Universities these days anyway but a mass production line for nonthinking cogs that can easily be installed into the corporate machine and easily replaced with another. The corporate machine does not want cogs capable of critical thinking.

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Re: Book Burning We Can Al;lGet Behind
xraymike79 wrote:
agitating prop wrote:

 

This is tangential and not the point you are trying to make but it reminded me of Farenhiet 451. The whole Koran burning media blitz might pave the way to book burnings of all kinds, whatever is deemed toxic by the ptb. Krugman and Keynes are well within the mainstream, not a threat...but  anything economists like Joseph Steiglitz write might make it to the pyre!

I look forward to your posts; always interesting and erudite.

What are Universities these days anyway but a mass production line for nonthinking cogs that can easily be installed into the corporate machine and easily replaced with another. The corporate machine does not want cogs capable of critical thinking.

Ahh shucks, thanks Xray!SmileSame back to you, cubed!

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