If you’re angry with banks for their ‘excessive’ fees, huge profits, branch closures, foreclosures and staff cuts, then wait until you learn the truth about the banking system...
That truth is that if the government of Australia was truly representing the people of Australia, the profit-hungry private banks would be kicked out of Australia, replaced by a peoples bank similar to the early years of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (prior to it’s ‘takeover’ by financial interests in 1924).
This would also enable a large decrease in the amount of taxation charged on the Australian people; eliminate the foreign debt; provide necessary funding for schools, hospitals, roads and other infra-structure; ensure the economic growth of Australia and would be the first step towards full employment.
Too good to be true? There is much documented
but space obviously limits the information that can printed here.
Please visit www.banks.web-page.net for a collection of articles showing alternative systems and the truth behind the current system of banking.
The Australian Constitution (s51) grants the power of money creation (currency, coinage, and legal tender) to the Federal Government. The information contained here will show you that it is banks which actually create all the money in circulation when they create a loan. Banks are lending you something that doesn’t exist, and charging you interest.
By law the practice should be stopped – it is counterfeiting. The bank note was legislated because the Government thought they understood it. The reason why the Government did not legislate regarding the bank deposits (credit) is because they had no clear understanding about it at all.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU?
If things were done correctly and in the best interests of the total population, then interest on loans would not exist (your $100,000 home loan would cost you $100,000 with a 2% ($2000) book-keeping fee, a total of $102,000). By “creating” money for public spending, the Government would not need to impose taxation to build hospitals, roads or schools, as this type of infrastructure is an asset to the nation, educating our children and keeping people fit and healthy in order that they may contribute to society. Well maintained roads and public transport systems allow for the safe movement of people and transport of goods and services - essential for a healthy economy.
Any taxation (including the paperwork) would be minimal. (Read up on the Debit Tax at www.debittax.gil.com.au and the Tobin Tax at www.tobintax.org.uk) There would be no need for foreign investment - businesses would remain Australian owned, with the jobs and the profits remaining in Australia. Small business would again be the backbone of Australia and inflation would disappear. Charities would not be seeking (via fundraising) funds needed to provide basic services. Money would flow throughout society and be of benefit to all.
Nothing that any Government (Liberal or Labor) does
save Australia from it’s sell out to foreign interests, increasing
debt, deteriorating education levels and increasing unemployment unless
they rectify the situation that this article is about.
What can you do about it? Read this article and research the facts about banks and the history of money. Talk about it with people you know, and make sure you speak to your prospective member of Parliament.
There is a very easy solution that has massive benefits to all, which is known by several terms, including Social or Public Credit.
Please read on for the proof of the above.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF MONEY
(edited from “…and the truth shall set you free”)
The Christian world had a strict ban on usury (the charging of interest on loans) which was punishable by death, but as the centuries passed this was forgotten, and the banking system which today controls humanity began to develop.
The currency of that time was precious metals (such as gold and silver) and, for safety reasons, the owners began to deposit their wealth with the goldsmiths, who had suitable strong rooms to ensure its safekeeping. The goldsmiths would issue paper receipts for the gold and silver deposited with them, and the owners would pay their debts by withdrawing portions of their ‘deposits’, as necessary. It was obviously an unwieldy process to move all those metals around and the paper receipts slowly became accepted as currency. The gold and silver were rarely moved, but the ownership of it changed with the issuing of receipts (‘money’) to pay off debts. In the same way today, vast fortunes are made by simply moving numbers between one computer file and another.
The goldsmiths and other owners of the strong rooms began to realise that, at any one time, only a fraction of the gold and silver was being withdrawn by the owners. “So,” they thought, “why don’t we issue notes (money) to other people who don’t own the gold and charge them interest on the notes?” The only way the ruse could fail was if they issued too many notes and everyone came along at the same time to cash them in for gold and silver. They began to issue notes for the ownership of the gold and silver greatly in excess of the amount of gold and silver they had deposited in their vaults. Most of the notes they lent (and earned interest on) were related to gold and silver which the ‘banks’ did not even have. But since only a small amount of the metals was being withdrawn at any one time, they were in the clear. They could issue lots of bits of paper for gold and silver that didn’t exist and charge interest for doing so! There, in one sentence, you have a description of today’s banking system, which controls the world.
THE MONEY TRICK
Most of us have grown up with only the vaguest notions of money.
Banks go to great pains to perpetuate the fiction that they are merely “the custodians of their customers’ deposits” - that they lend these deposits and that their profit consists of the difference in the rate of interest which they pay to depositors and the interest they receive from borrowers.
Such an idea is quite wrong, and it is the popular acceptance of this major monetary fallacy which gives rise to most of the false notions upon the subject of money.
The facts about money are as follows:
1. Banks do not lend money deposited with them. ‘Fixed deposits’ are a plausible screen to hide the creation of credit.If I loaned you $1,000, you would have $1,000 more than you previously had, and I would have $1,000 less. However, the money in circulation would be the same - no more and no less. Logistically, this should mean that the accounts of depositors are debited in order to fulfill the credits, leaving them with less than before - but this does not happen. Have you ever noticed a missing amount on your bank statement and then rung the bank manager, only to be told “I lent it to someone.”?
2. Every bank loan or overdraft is a creation of entirely new money (Credit) and is a clear addition to the amount of money in the community.
3. No depositor’s money is used when a bank lends money.
4. All money in the community begins its life as an interest-bearing debt to the banks.
THE TECHNIQUE OF A BANK LOAN
All that a bank does in lending anybody, say, $1,000, is to open an account in the borrower’s name - if he hasn’t already got an account - and write Limit: $1,000, across the top of the ledger. The borrower is now free to operate and overdraw on this account to the limit indicated.
When the account is drawn on by cheque, and in turn the cheque is lodged in another account at the same or another bank, a ‘deposit’ is thus created and the supply of money increased.
Thus bank loans create ‘deposits’, which plainly are not the source of loan money but, rather, the other way round, they are the outcome of loans.
When the loan is repaid, the principal amount is then ‘extinguished’ – removed from circulation. The interest is never extinguished. Inflation is caused by interest charged on money loaned.
NOW FOR THE AUTHORITIES
Now for the unassailable authorities on this matter of the creation of credit by the banks.
Governor Eccles, one-time head of the Federal Reserve Bank Board of the United States, said: “The banks can create and destroy money. Bank credit is money. It’s the money we do most of our business with, not with that currency which we usually think of as money. (Given in evidence before a Congressional Committee).
The Encyclopaedia Britannica, 14th Edition, under
heading of Banking and Credit (Vol. 3, page 48): “Banks create credit.
It is a mistake to suppose that bank credit is created to any important
extent by the payment of money into the banks. The bank’s debt is a
of payment, it is credit money. It is a clear addition to the amount of
the means of payment in the community.”
Mr. R. G. Hawtrey, previously Assistant Under-Secretary to the British Treasury, in his ‘Trade Depression and the Way Out’, says: “When a bank lends it creates money out of nothing.”
In his book, ‘The Art of Central Banking’, Hawtrey also wrote: “When a bank lends, it creates credit. Against the advance which it enters amongst its assets, there is a deposit entered in its liabilities. But other lenders have not this mystical power of creating the means of payment out of nothing. What they lend must be money that they have acquired through their economic activities.”
THERE IS ONLY ONE RESTRAINT ON LENDING
The July, 1938, issue of ‘Branch Banking’, an English Bankers’ Journal, stated: “There is no more unprofitable subject under the sun than to argue any banking or credit points, since there are enough substantial quotations in existence to prove to the initiated that banks do create credit without restraint.”
“BANKING IS LITTLE MORE THAN BOOKKEEPING”
The late Sir Edward Holden, an eminent British banker, said: “Banking is little more than bookkeeping. It is a transfer of credit from one person to another. The transfer is by cheque. Cheques are currency (not legal tender). Currency is money.”
The Rt. Hon. Reginald McKenna, one-time Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Chairman of the Midland Bank, said (recorded in his book ‘Post-War Banking’): “I am afraid the ordinary citizen will not like to be told that the banks can, and do, create and destroy money. The amount of money in existence varies only with the action of the banks in increasing or decreasing deposits and bank purchases.”
Professor Heinz Wolfgang Arndt, Professor of Economics at the National University, Canberra, writing on Banking in ‘The New International Illustrated Encyclopaedia’, (Vol. 1, page 321) said: “ . . . The other important function which is exclusive to the banking system, is to create the community’s money supply, and to administer the monetary system. The two functions are intimately connected since modern money is created by banks in the process of granting credit.” (Note: To create means to produce out of nothing.)
H. W. Arndt and C. P. Harris, in their textbook ‘The Australian Trading Banks’, clarify this further in a special appendix, The Creation of Money’: “The process of creation of money by banks is still commonly described as involving the ‘deposit of money by customers with banks’ which can then lend out more money they have’ because some of the money they have lent out ‘comes back to them as deposits’. ... Nowadays it is a mischievously misleading description. It is misleading because it wrongly suggests
(a) that notes and coin are, but deposits are not, money;The former Governor of the Reserve Bank, Dr. H. C. Coombs, in the E. S. & A. Research Address at Queensland University on September 15, 1954 made the same clarification:
(b) that banks merely borrow and lend money created by someone else; and
(c) that deposits come into existence primarily through bank customers paying in notes and coin, and only secondarily through bank lending. ...”
“… Any given piece of expenditure can be financed from one of four sources (or a combination of these sources)
(a) new savings;“The last source differs from the first three because when money is lent by a bank it passes into the hands of the person who borrows it without anybody having less. Whenever a bank lends money there is, therefore, an increase in the total amount of money available. ...” (emphasis added)
(b) accumulated reserves;
(c) money borrowed, other than a bank;
(d) money borrowed from a bank.
BANK OF N.S.W.: Finally, the matter has been put beyond all possible doubt by a most important Special Article ‘Sources of Money’ in the ‘Bank of New South Wales Review’, October 1978, from which we quote extracts: “... Today in Australia, as in most other modem economics, all money is a debt of the banking system. … Another important source of money creation is by banks.
“... When a banker grants a customer credit by overdraft, the bank ‘opens an account’ in its books and gives the client the right to draw funds without first having to put money into the account. But bank deposits only increase when the customer actually draws on the account to pay his creditors. In the case of loans, funds are deposited directly to the customer’s credit and results in an immediate increase in the volume of money.
“In either case the money supply increases as a result of the bank’s lending activities. As long as the debt remains outstanding the community’s quantity of money is increased. ...”
R.H. Tawney, in ‘Religion and the Rise of Capitalism’, wrote “To take usury is contrary to Scripture; it is contrary to Aristotle; it is contrary to nature, for it is to live without labour; it is to sell time, which belongs to God, for the advantage of wicked men; it is to rob those who use the money lent, and to whom, since they make it profitable, the profits should belong; it is unjust in itself, for the benefit of the loan to the borrower cannot exceed the value of the principal sum lent him; it is in defiance of sound juristic principles, for when a loan of money is made, the property in the thing lent passes to the borrower, and why should the creditor demand payment from a man who is merely using what is now his own?”
FURTHER SUPPORTING QUOTES
“If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks...will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. ... The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.”
It is only with the Australian people in complete control of the Australian economy, that ‘things’ will ever get better for every Australian citizen.
It is absolutely essential that we end:
• credit creation and the charging of interest on loans by private banks;
• the exploitation of Australia by foreign influenced, for-profit ‘Australian’ banks;
• the manipulations of currency manipulators/speculators; and
• the influence of the International Monetary Fund/World Bank (run by non-elected bankers, appointed by financiers with the aim of serving their own interests).
A society cannot grow and develop unless money is flowing through that society, changing hands and going where it is needed - not piling up in the pockets of a few.
Do yourself, your children and Australia a favour at the next Federal election. Ask the candidate you intend to vote for what they will do about the above information.
Once again, there are alternatives, which have been
to work in the island of Guernsey in 1820’s and currently being
with the “Ithaca Hours” program in Ithaca, New York state, U.S.A.
Once again, for more information on the current banking system and some of the alternatives, please refer to my website at for the following essential readings:
• The story of the Commonwealth Bank, D.J. Amosor refer to the following books:
• Billions for the Bankers and Debts for the People, Sheldon Emry.
• The Love of Money, Barney McCoy.
• The Evil of Usury, Jason Jeffery.
• The Money Myth Exploded, Louis Even
• “…and the Truth shall set you Free”, David Icke, Bridge of Love Publications, 1998. ISBN 0952614715Sources: the above mentioned books and: The Money Trick, author unknown, an Institute of Economic Democracy publication.
• Hand over our loot! 2, Len Clampett, (self-published, no longer in print.) ISBN 0 7316 9601 8.
• a vast reduction in taxation;
• interest free loans;
• debt-free funding for financing of health care, education and provision of
infra-structure (roads and public services) and other services;
• elimination of foreign debt;
• support for the redevelopment of Australian owned industry and business; and
• WEALTH AND PROSPERITY FOR ALL.