Just recently, I attended a major event and heard a very dynamic speaker, Minister Louis Farrakhan.
The one point of a very powerful speech I could not reconcile was the support given to the Libyan leader, Muhammar al-Qaddafi. My impression of Qaddafi was – as publicized – the “mad dog of the Middle East.” Yet, the other indicators I had of Farrakhan were, though outspoken and quite criticized in the media, he spoke what I saw was true.
Cold, hard, no punches pulled, but true.
I decided, as I went about my normal routine, to look into what I could find to reconcile the contrary facts. Farrakhan said in a subsequent press conference that Libyans had a very high standard of living, free schools and things about very good medical care that had been provided by that very mad dog…
Something didn’t match. al-Qaddafi had wrestled the control of Libya’s oil resources and put the income back into his country for the betterment of his people.
Farrakhan felt it part of his integrity to stick by a person who’d given him support over the years and not back down on friendship due to media badmouthing.
Then, I found, while searching for something disrelated, that there are 5 countries that do not have Rothschild controlled central banks… they are: Cuba, Sudan, North Korea, Iran and Libya.
Okay, starts to make sense.
I know the media is the mouthpiece of the vested interests. 5 mega corporations control almost everything we see and hear on the mainstream media. Newspapers were literally bought out – their editorial policy was bought by the big boys years ago. They actually paid out of pocket, the salaries of editors of the 25 most influential newspapers on the US. Just so they could tell you what they wanted you to hear.
So, today, in search again of something disrelated, I find this:
LIBYA: ALL ABOUT OIL, OR ALL ABOUT BANKING?
Posted on April 16, 2011 by Ellen Brown
“If the Gaddafi government goes down, it will be interesting to watch whether the new central bank joins the BIS, (Bank of International Settlements) whether the nationalized oil industry gets sold off to investors, and whether education and health care continue to be free.
“Several writers have noted the odd fact that the Libyan rebels took time out from their rebellion in March to create their own central bank – this before they even had a government. Robert Wenzel wrote in the Economic Policy Journal:
“I have never before heard of a central bank being created in just a matter of weeks out of a popular uprising. This suggests we have a bit more than a rag tag bunch of rebels running around and that there are some pretty sophisticated influences.”
“Alex Newman wrote in the New American:
‘In a statement released last week, the rebels reported on the results of a meeting held on March 19. Among other things, the supposed rag-tag revolutionaries announced the “[d]esignation of the Central Bank of Benghazi as a monetary authority competent in monetary policies in Libya and appointment of a Governor to the Central Bank of Libya, with a temporary headquarters in Benghazi.”
Newman quoted CNBC senior editor John Carney, who asked, “Is this the first time a revolutionary group has created a central bank while it is still in the midst of fighting the entrenched political power? It certainly seems to indicate how extraordinarily powerful central bankers have become in our era.”
Another anomaly involves the official justification for taking up arms against Libya. Supposedly it’s about human rights violations, but the evidence is contradictory. According to an article on the Fox News website on February 28:
‘As the United Nations works feverishly to condemn Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi for cracking down on protesters, the body’s Human Rights Council is poised to adopt a report chock-full of praise for Libya’s human rights record.
“The review commends Libya for improving educational opportunities, for making human rights a “priority” and for bettering its “constitutional” framework. Several countries, including Iran, Venezuela, North Korea, and Saudi Arabia but also Canada, give Libya positive marks for the legal protections afforded to its citizens — who are now revolting against the regime and facing bloody reprisal.”
“Whatever might be said of Gaddafi’s personal crimes, the Libyan people seem to be thriving. A delegation of medical professionals from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus wrote in an appeal to Russian President Medvedev and Prime Minister Putin that after becoming acquainted with Libyan life, it was their view that in few nations did people live in such comfort:
‘[Libyans] are entitled to free treatment, and their hospitals provide the best in the world of medical equipment. Education in Libya is free, capable young people have the opportunity to study abroad at government expense. When marrying, young couples receive 60,000 Libyan dinars (about 50,000 U.S. dollars) of financial assistance. Non-interest state loans, and as practice shows, undated. Due to government subsidies the price of cars is much lower than in Europe, and they are affordable for every family. Gasoline and bread cost a penny, no taxes for those who are engaged in agriculture. The Libyan people are quiet and peaceful, are not inclined to drink, and are very religious.’
“They maintained that the international community had been misinformed about the struggle against the regime. “Tell us,” they said, “who would not like such a regime?”
What do you think the answer to that one is?
Again, we see that contrary facts lead to some interesting falsehoods being manufactured. All one has to do is look and the blood stained hands are there, still wet and dripping.
Soon, there will be one less country with control over their finances and under the control of others who don’t have their best interests in mind.
And for the record, I never think it okay to leave one with such information and no real solution for it.
Well, right now, I suggest that you personally flourish and prosper as a first step. Understand what is going on around you and dig into things that don’t make sense. Some have said that awareness campaigns are worthless. I don’t agree. I know that before activity and production come prediction and before that comes recognition, communication and perception. Without this gradient of awareness, one never gets to activity, production and down the road results.
So, yes, awareness is needed. Before one can see and understand, one has to be aware of the real state of affairs in his environment. Then one is motivated to act and can remedy the situation.