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Friday, August 19, 2011

The Evil of Usury

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First came the Temple Priests, then the Goldsmiths and the commercial bankers of today. The first use of the fractional reserve system was in the Temple of Shamash under Hammurabi -- the sixth king of Babylon (Peter Cook, FEDERAL RESERVE FRACTIONAL RESERVE AND INTEREST-FREE GOVERNMENT CREDIT EXPLAINED 4, 1991).

The ecclesiastical doctrine of interest was the greatest obstacle to modern banking. It was primarily based upon 1) Aristotle's condemnation of interest as an unnatural breeding of money by money, 2) Christ's (supposed) condemnation of interest (Luke 6:34) and the reaction of the Fathers of the Church against commercialism and usury in Rome. (Will Durant, THE AGE OF FAITH 630, 1950). The moral condemnation of this ancient practice has been summarized: "It comes as news to most people to learn that practically all important ethical teachers -- Moses, Aristotle, Jesus, Mohammed, and Saint Thomas Aquinas, for instance -- have denounced lending at interest as usury and as morally wrong" (Lawrence Dennis, "The Squirrel Cage of Debt," Saturday Review of Literature 661, June 24, 1933).

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Usury has been condemned since biblical times. (George Braden, II THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: AN ANNOTATED AND COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS 729, 1977). It was originally considered usurious to make any charge for the use of money. Id. Originally the word interest had the same essential meaning as usury. Smith, III, p. 826. The word "usury" used to mean any interest. It came to mean interest that exceeds the rate established by law (Ken Warner, GIVE US A KING 120-121, 1988).

Interest comes from the Latin verb "intereo" meaning to be lost. F.W. Maisel at 141, The ancient Israelites called usury "a bite." It is like the slow poison of a serpent: "Usury does not all at once destroy a man or nation with, as it were, a bloody gulp. Rather, it slowly, sometimes nearly imperceptibly, subverts the victim's constitution until he cannot prevent the fatal consequences even though he knows what is coming." Mooney, p. 23. The practice of lending to an enemy was "as a means of destroying him" (Jno. H. Kimmons, Usury: What Is It, and Does the Law of God Forbid It? 163, Undated).

The Old Testament "classes the usurer with the shedder of blood, the defiler of his neighbor's wife, the oppressor of the poor, the spoiler by violence, the violator of the pledge, the idolater, and pronounces the woe upon them, that they who commit these iniquities shall surely die." Id. at 2. The usurer was put in the same category with extortioners, Sabbath-breakers, those who vex the fatherless and widows, dishonor parents and accept bribes (Ezekiel 22). Id. at 17. The usurer was also classed with the liar, the unrighteous, the backbiter, the slanderer and perjurer, and denied the right to inherit the New Jerusalem (Psalm 15). Id. The usurer is further classed with the meanest and lowest of men and the vilest of criminals (Ezekiel 18). Id.

Before the Babylonian captivity, Ezekiel denounced the practice of usury as a great evil and mentioned the practice of oppressing strangers as part of the great wickedness. Id. at 9. Interest repayments on loans, even to resident strangers was forbidden in the year of Jubilee (Leviticus 25:35-37) whereas in regular years it was permissible to charge interest to strangers (Deuteronomy 23:19-20). Id. at 3.

Zechariah forbade "the oppression of the stranger, classing it with oppression of the widow, the fatherless and the poor..." Id. at 9. Malachi "enjoins regard for the stranger's rights." Id.

Nehemiah, after the captivity, boldly denounced usury (Nehemiah 5:9-11), instituted a reform and had retribution made for all usurious holdings. Id. Those who can abide in the Tabernacle or dwell in the holy hill include (Psalm 15:1): "He that putteth not out his money to usury." Id. at 9. Solomon gave us the proverb, "the borrower is servant to the lender." Id. at 15.

The New Testament embraces both Jew and Gentile. Id. at 3. The New Testament continued the prohibition of usury: "In the fullness of time the Messiah came, and no part of the moral law was abrogated. The prohibition of usury as to the Jew was extended, to include mankind, and the permit as to the stranger was declared inoperative and void. The Jew was taught to sympathize with strangers remembering that they were once strangers in Egypt." Id. at 9-10.

Jesus taught (Luke 6:34-35) "love ye your enemies, and do good and lend, hoping for nothing again." Id. at 10. Usury was the basis for Jesus's calling the money changers thieves: "The commerce of the world is conducted on principles as much at variance with the teachings of the master, as are the practices of a sneak thief or burglar. So the Master taught, as with whip of cords, he indignantly drove its representatives, from the sacred precincts of the Temple, denouncing them as thieves. Every well-informed mind knows that the money changers in the Temple, on that startling occasion, were at the very center of the Jewish Banking system, and of the pitiless and grinding commerce of Palestine." Id. at 19.

In Jesus' parable on the subject of usury (Matthew 25:26-27; Luke 19:22-23) "only the hard, austere man, one whose conscience will not interfere with his reaping where he has not sown, and taking up where he has not laid down, would extract usury, for he makes the lord of the parable tell the servant of it: You say I am a hard and austere man, then why did you not act accordingly, and earn me my usury as my nature demanded?" Id. at 3.

Assuming there is a stranger exception, "where is the authority for the practice of usury on our brethren?" Id. at 3. The taking of interest is "subversive of the principles of a sound state policy, contrary to good morals, and opposed to the teaching of God's Word." Id. at 10. The meaning of "usury" has been changed "to mean exhorbitant interest.”

The Apostle Peter publicly told his vision: "And in another lake, full or pitch and blood and more bubbling up, there stood men and women on their knees: and these were usurers and those who had taken interest. . ." Antinicene Fathers, Vol. IX, p. 146. The Apostle Paul, in telling his vision, said: "And I saw another multitude of men and women, and worms consumed them. But I lamented and sighing asked the angel and said, 'Who are these?' And he said to me: These are those who exacted interest ON interest, and trusted in their riches and did not hope in God that He was their helper." Antinicene Fathers, Vol. IX, p. 160.

A long-existing and self-perpetuating tax-immune internationalist-transnationalist group uses fronts with inter-locking corporate and or fraternal group of individuals, whose membership is either secret or semi-secret, with undisclosed ownership shares, has usurped the sovereignty of borrowing national governments (who serve their lenders). It includes largely unrevealed yet reported campaign contributors who also control the media and press, all major political parties, and dictates presidential appointments. It abhors the direct issuance of money by elected officials and through the creation of a system of privately-owned and controlled central banks, holds all of the world's gold and all loan and mortgage paperwork.

Its business is conducted in secret meetings which determine the future of all national economies and the timing of expansion (through loans) or contraction (through no loans). It exercises an exclusive monopoly of the issuance of money created out of thin air and issued solely as debt, does not create money to repay the interest, and lives off perpetual national debts that consume future income and under international law cannot be repudiated even by an internal political revolution. At least for others, it tends to be pro-bureaucracy, pro-abortion/population control, pro-government education, anti-family, anti-nationalist, anti-inheritance, anti-private property and anti-Jesus Christ. This group can demand special privileges and even military force to collect "national" debts.

It plans to soon accomplish global disarmament (of both civilians and nations) and have a monopoly on force (including nuclear weapons). It has the privilege of a guaranteed untaxable income enforced by liens on all public and personal property and collected by the coercive force of the taxing structure of the various governments. The basis for its continued existence is continued usury and unforgiving collection of all debts resulting from committing the highest crime of usury.

The extraction of usury is "one of the oldest professions of man." (Forrest M. Smith, III, The Regulation of Interest: Practice and Procedure, 10 ST. MARY'S L. REV. 825, 1979).
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What would Jesus do about Usury interest rates? tapsearch.com/tapartnews/id40.html 
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For years now, American people have endured high interest on their debts. In the 1990s, a report said that 47 percent of small business people maxed out their credit cards. And it is impossible to stay in business if you have to pay off high interest rates. A small business person can end up paying three times the amount of the loans and still have the principle amount left. In 1997, while President Clinton proclaimed a statistical prosperity, business failures surged 16 percent with a total of 83,384 businesses failing. Also 72,000 family farms disappeared between 1993 and 1999. Clearly, Clinton led Free Trade did not deliver prosperity to U.S. farmers. In addition, the newspaper headlines reported record breaking foreclosures. We provide you this background to show that the President Bush era was not the beginning of all the downturn although politicians and the media try to make it look that way.
Usury interest rates have been around a long time. President Bush says Jesus was his favorite philosopher but he certainly does not act out his beliefs in office. The only time Jesus seemed to have lost his quiet temperament is when he chased the money changers out of the temple. He was not silent as many were victimized with heavy financial burdens.
Shockingly, Christians leaders are silent and passive about the millions losing everything due to usury interest rates. Even those who have lost everything seem to have accepted their lot as something normal. Free Trade and Globalization has fostered a new wage slave trade and subsequently a permanent indentured servant class. Millions have lost their jobs during the most savage dislocation of workers in U.S. history with many losing everything in the process. Reportedly, of all those over 55 years of age who lost their jobs, one third never found another one. Imagine what this does to a family. At 55, the children are getting married or are in college. The head of the house had to find ways to survive and unfortunately did not expect that the foundation of what they knew all their lives was torn away from them. They were surprised by events and the many changes.
Most likely they cashed in their life insurance policies first and then they start charging more on credit cards to survive. It took time for the realization of their plight to sink in. They thought they could just find another job of equal value. The interest rates on their credit cards went over 18 percent. After missing a payment or two, the rate shot up to 24 percent and as bankruptcy loomed, the interest rates radically up to 34 percent predicting the doom of bankruptcy. The bankruptcy rate has broken records for years now. If Jesus was told he had to pay 18 percent interest or more, he may have taken a whip of cords to show his disapproval.
The Congress blamed consumerism with people wanting to buy too much and put a restriction on bankruptcy. People going bankrupt now have to take two courses before and after going bankrupt. Imagine someone who enjoyed a successful business for many years, subject to these assumptions by their government. What would Jesus do during an bankruptcy hearing of one of his apostles having to declare bankruptcy because they could not compete in their fishing business. Free Trade has stolen many businesses away forever.
Today many say it is the buyer's fault for buying a home above their ability to pay - including the high interest rates. These buyers should have anticipated the bubble in the housing market. Alan Greenspan, the head of the Federal Reserve, liked the bubble. He thought the rising values in housing which allowed a vast home equity loan market was a good financial product. However, it turned out to be funny money as other money products are today.

We call this Financialism. See Financialism and the oil money standard running on empty. The U.S. economy is now based on money as the major product instead of actual products made or farmed in the USA. Many of these money products can only survive on debts. Today this funny money market is collasping with many losing their homes. In Cleveland more than a 100 homes have been put on fire by arsons. The American Dream is literally Burning.
"Nice guys" with Christian manners in the media and politics wear blinders and hide from it all. Many promote this funny money climate.
 
However, in places like Italy, The Italian Anti-Usury Consultancy offers guarantees to banks or technical assistance to free possible victims of being charged excessive interest rates. Pope Benedict says it is a deplorable social plaque. In 1999, Pope John Paul called usury interest rates a serious social evil. In 1997, Bishop Tarcisio Bertone, secretary of the Vatican Congregation for Doctrine of the Faith said it was time to publish a new encyclical on the subject of usury and the use of money in general. He also related this to the problem of debts among nations which find themselves unable to pay off the international loans. According to John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, the USA money games are set in place in order to control other nations flow of money.
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Throughout history, even before the birth of Christ, usury has been denounced. Aristotle called the birth of money from money " unnatural". Today the Federal Reserve prints paper with numerical images and calls it money. The only standard applied today is a value based on speculation which is led by oil in the global economy. After that the debt game starts with values based on who owes what to whom.
Some of the founding fathers like Thomas Jefferson called banks "more dangerous than standing armies." Andrew Jackson told a group of bankers they were a "den of vipers and thieves."

And Jesus reacted this way -- " And He found in the temple those who sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers doing business. When he had made a whip of cords, He drove them from the temple, with the sheep and the oxen, and poured outthe changers' of money and overturned the tables" ( John 2:14-15 ) - and President George Bush says Jesus is his favorite philosopher as he backs up the money changers of our times.

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10 comments:

musique said...

Specially made for cuzzie V, "anti semite & lovin it" version!

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veritas6464 said...

Hey muzique,...You that! Coooeee, my very own yid bumffer sticker!

Nameste

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veritas6464 said...

Hey muzique,...It's in!

Cheers,

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John Friend said...

Yo veritas! Good stuff! Jesus Christ was a wise man if you ask me, and had a lot of very interesting things to say, especially about usury. Hope all is well man!

veritas6464 said...

Hey John Friend,...Thanks mate, yep, Iesu certainly had the goods on the talumdists!

Cheers,

veritas

musique said...

Hey V,

I grew up hearing the same ol turning the other cheek story of Christ - which is heavily promoted throughout the world. To be honest, I had my doubts about Christ and his strength as a messenger from God.

As you can see how ignorant I was!

All that changed after hearing the story of driving 'em from the temple and turning tables few years ago - I was like YES, that is my Jesus I know!!!

Now why such an important achievement of Christ kept secret from the sheeple? Do they have those pages glued at the Sunday schools or what? Do tell!

I often wonder how many people know the term Usury in the western hemisphere?

So ... yeah, you're doing a superbestastic job by making people aware of it and not to mention the the cursed criminals behind it and they been doing it for eons.

FANTASTICO, cuzzie V!!!

veritas6464 said...

Hey muzique,...Thanks cuz: Yeah, if we ever got a chance to learn the genuine scriptures, I am certain the yids wouldn't have a hope!

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Anonymous said...

Check out Helaire Belloc's essay on usury. I think he nails it:
http://www.catholictradition.org/Classics/belloc2-2.htm

WiseFather said...

You might enjoy this. At one point, I confront the rep with the concept of usury.

I made a video protest recently for my blog. It is quite funny even if you are pro-megabank. I called my credit card's customer service line to do some negotiating. Having a bit of leverage, I thought it presented a great opportunity to mess with them a little and make a few points about the unfairness of the credit card lending system. Since it's a protest at home, I called it my kitchen counterstrike against Bank of America. http://www.ragingwisdom.com/?p=508

veritas6464 said...

Hey WiseFather,...I'm watching vid #1 right now (paused to comment). Welcome, I take rather belligerent line with the chosenites, don't be too startled, I DO really mean to let them klnow there is an angry mob out here that at any moment could storm their Bastille, (grin).

Cheers, back to your vid...

veritas