Sphinxter Posted July 14, 2003 Report Share Posted July 14, 2003 My friend is quite convinced that the whole movement is an odd type of American quasi-"religion", where religion is simply defined as belief in something that may not exist. ... In my friend?s view of the matter, the movement is just large enough to allow for an undercurrent of mystery surrounding the whole matter throughout American society. ... But for me, it is not sufficiently meritorious to be persuasive about the role of the ?Matrix?. I remain profoundly skeptical about the existence of this mythical organization outside the fairy tale land of the movie screen. Hang on there Al - just because I happen to believe that the IMF is staffed by dimwitted weasels does not imply that I happen to think that they do not have plans and hopes and contingencies and such. Make no mistake, these folks happen to have all manner of plans and, given the articles I could dredge up if I weren't so lazy, so does the FEED. In fact, I would consider them remiss if they did not have financial disaster recovery plans. The good news is they have the plans and preparations in place. The bad news is they have the plans in place and they suck. In fact, it is also true that there are a large number of proponents both within and without the IMF that happen to believe that a single world currency and financial system is a dandy idea. And why not? Look at all the waste and inefficiency that results from currency gyrations. Completely unecessary and we'd all be better off if they were reduced or eliminated. Or so the reasoning goes. So all we're arguing about is a metter of degree. You are claiming, via the UFO proxy, that since some outlandish concepts people believe in are bunk, therefore the concept of a ruling class within the IMF that seeks a world currency is also, ergo, bunk. A spurious linkage to be sure, and one that is not borne out by published fact and common sense. Here's another of my rules of life - if I can think of something, hundreds of other people already have. I can easily conceive of creating and driving a financial system towards a logical conclusion. I run a mini-version of this all the time with incentives and rewards as a normal course of business. So I ask myself "if I wanted to push the world to a single currency, what steps would I take?". The answer is surprizingly similar to recent FEED and IMF actions. Hopelessly trap the world in a reserve currency then debase and ruin that currency. Simple really. Causitive proof? No way. Good enough for the empirical method to chalk one up in the "positive" column? You bet. All I'm saying is that just because something seems sinister and nasty and therefore outlandish is no reason to a priori exclude the possibility. My position is that I think there are people within the IMF who have a plan for a mssive, run-of-the-mill currency driven power grab (which, again, is nothing more sinister than the IMF weenies doing their jobs within a perverted incetive structure) it's just that the plan is flawed and will fail miserably due to hubris and unforseen consequences. [see also "Post-war Iraq"]. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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