Re: America vs. the Oligarchs – We cannot let them win!
I voted for him too as I also felt he was the better choice ( rather that by party affiliation, etc.) But the "jest" comment was that one might assume that things would actually be different because he was elected over McCain. I assume you have read Jekyll Island? Griffen discusses this issue at length.
I think either one "has" to continue with the past monetary policies of the FED. The only other option would be to propose ending the FED and going back to the constitution which would result in death by past example.
The entire new system concept I agree with. I used to think that at some point an "Obama" would propose it as Kennedy did in printing silver certificates. He only lasted another four months! So now I am a "gloomer" I suppose one could call it. I know that continuation of the same system will produce gloom. I have zero confidence an elected official can get er done. I have every confidence an informed citizenry with folks like those that frequent this site hold the only chance there is for a grass roots change.
So the big question is, can we organize and make a difference to soften the implosion or will we simply be looking at bits and pieces of the puzzle trying to figure out what to do?