Tuesday, 8 September 2009

UN Calls for Global Currency: Uh-Oh!

Time to start quoting, wildly, passages from Revelations with an A-board on your back?

People who believe that there is an elite group of financial and political billionaires conspiring to enslave the World underneath one currency, one government and one ruling leader will be in one way saddened that their fears have been confirmed by the UN, and in another breath, overjoyed that they can say, "I told you they were going to do this". Check out The Telegraph article if you think 'they' (lizards/aliens/cockroaches/masons *delete as appropriate) are organising a One World Government...or not. I am not sure, but I don't think this is what Pope Benedict XVI had in mind when he wrote Caritas in Veritate.

We have been quite used to political leaders and the media describing the recession as a 'global' recession. We are used to hearing about the 'global' economy. Both Gordon Brown and Tony Blair have been banging on about 'globalisation' and the 'world economy' for ages. It is, of course, a pretty intangible thing, until you make the next giant leap forward to the 'world currency' which would 'save' nations and individuals from economic hardship. Alarm bells will be ringing in the bedsits of conspiracy theorists, however, as no suggestion as to how this new 'currency' would operate have been released. Most conspiracy theorists, I think, will assume that the most efficient, quickest and easiest way in which you could operate a new global currency would be if cash did not exist at all, but instead, people were micro-chipped, perhaps in the hand or the forehead so that buying and selling is made easier and convenient...And then they start talking about the Book of Revelations...and then and only then do they buy an A-board...How would a new global currency affect buskers? More importantly, how would a new global currency affect Church Building Restoration Funds?

Check out the comments. Telegraph readers are going ballistic! Ironically, all the currencies on the markets seem to be going up. I'll never understand economics...What will be the name of the new currency? The Yen? No, too culturally exclusive. Germany ditched their currency and accepted the Euro ages ago, so it looks like 'The Mark' is available again...


Adulio said...

One world government here we come.

We seriously need Rome to condemn this sort of nonsense. Alas after the aggiornamento of the council, Paul VI and the popes have been only too open and admiring of the UN.

The Bones said...

The UN are a deeply suspicious organisation. So much pro-abortion 'rights' legislation is emanating from the UN it is unreal.

Physiocrat said...

"I'll never understand economics..."

Laurence, this just is not good enough. If you look at the encyclical Caritas in Veritatis, it is evident that the Catholic laity have a clear duty to attempt to understand the truth about economics.

Economics as taught in academic institutions is mostly a load of baloney and if you are have reasonably normal thinking capacities you should not expect to be able to understand it.

The entire subject of economics has been surrounded by a fog of confusion for the past 100 years. If you are a conspiracy theorist you should be able to find good reasons why it is in some people's interest to ensure that confusion prevails amongst the populace. And that is the underlying reason for the present mess. Economic theory as presented by the so-called experts, including most politicians and journalists, is a crock of shit.

Anyhow, there is no reason why any person of average intelligence should not be able to understand economics and there is no excuse. There is material out there which explains quite clearly how the system works.

A good place to start is Progress and Poverty by Henry George which can be downloaded from the internet. A more recent though slightly technical exposition is A New Model of the Economy by Brian Hodgkinson. There are also courses run by the School of Economic Science at various centres round the country, including London, Croydon and Brighton.

In my experience, Christians in general and Catholics in particular seem content to feed the hungry and never bother to ask why there are hungry people when there is plenty of food around, or dismiss it as "a consequence of sin". If one does not bother to look beyond that glib answer then one is part of the sin.

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