If you read here often, or have read here for any amount of time, you would have noticed that most of the time I title my posts with movie quotes.
Over the last year I have read a lot of non-fiction on world politics, philosophy, and dirt on the CIA, NSA, and other foreign spy agencies. I have also read about 10 different biographies on US presidents. Mostly from the the earliest history of the US. That brings my total to 39 presidential autobiographies. The most notable I am missing.... Lincoln. (thinking of saving him for last)
Anywho, here are some quotes from these books:
"You are a den of vipers. I intend to rout you out, and by the eternal god, I will rout you out. If people only understood the rank injustice of our money and banking system, there would be a revolution before morning."
- President Andrew Jackson, 1829-1837
"I am concerned for the safety of our great nation; Not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within."
- General Douglass MacArthur
"The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the larger centers has owned the government since the days of Andrew Jackson. In politics, nothing happens by accident; if it happens, you can be sure we planned it that way."
- President Franklin Roosevelt
"I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrialized nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the history of civilization. No longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominent men."
- President Woodrow Wilson
"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent that their fathers conquered."
- President Thomas Jefferson
Well well well! it seems almost every single president has witnessed an issue with the way our financial system operates. Or more importantly, who operates it.
Suck on that over the weekend... I'm putting together a bunch of posts about this. I feel like I'm in college again. And no, I won't be shooting the conspiracy theorist angle.
Oh, and I have some very cool news out of the world of poker. That's next week.
Have a good weekend.
One more thing... I'm setting up a charity event on Full Tilt for breast cancer research. More to come shortly, but there will be a pile of pros who will be playing. Save the Titties!