By Anna Von Reitz
I should admit that I like goats. They are plucky, enterprising, stubborn, tough, gritty little critters with minds of their own....somewhat like other critters we know.
As a result, I have a natural sympathy with goats and with goatherds. Herding goats is more difficult than herding sheep, howbeit, for different reasons.
It's difficult to herd sheep because sheep are truly mindless and innocent. They will find a low hill and stand on it in the midst of floodwater and keep standing there instead of seeking higher ground in the midst of rising water until they drown. Their rationale, similar to that of American taxpayers seems to be, "Well, my feet are still on the ground so I must be okay, even if my nostrils are under water."
Goats, on the other hand, have no trouble facing facts and seeking higher ground. Faced with a flood they will not only seek higher ground, they will head for the nearest mountain and keep climbing. The problem for the goatherd is that they will all do so at the same time and they will all go by a different route because they react individually, not as a herd.
So all his goats are headed--generally--- in the right direction, but they are scattering in a hundred different pathways as they mull their way up the mountain. (The similarity to the Patriot Movement is unmistakable.) All the goatherd can do is chase up the mountain himself and hope for the best once the storm has passed.
This is the situation that American government officials are in right now. The sheep are entrenched and the goats are bounding willy-nilly up the mountain via any pathway that seems navigable, including Bit Coin.
To avoid provoking the prejudices and assumptions that people have about The Gold Standard, I wish to discuss The Goat Standard, instead.
Like gold, goats have intrinsic actual value, so goats can serve as true, lawful money.
Like gold, goats accrue "interest" in the form of more goats being produced, in the form of goat milk and cheese and soap, in the form of goat hair, and finally, in the form of meat and bone meal fertilizer and goatskin. Goats have a lot of valuable "derivatives".
One might make the argument that on the temporal plane, goats are more valuable than gold, though less convenient to transport and less durable.
Goats even have a value and exchange rate firmly established in the Bible. The sacrifice of one female goat expiates one sin. This is similar to the exchange rate established by the 1934 Emergency Banking Act in which one silver dollar is made equivalent to one paper dollar.
In current terms, you'd have to pony up around $200 at a minimum (the low end cost of a viable female goat of reasonable quality) to expiate one sin. Obviously, then as now, it doesn't take too many sins per week to land yourself in the poor house.
Please note that at this point in their history, the Israelites had become "self-governing" which also means "self-taxing". They were responsible for following the Law of Moses, imposing the fines and tithes upon themselves voluntarily, and reporting to the Temple with their goats, sheep, and bullocks.
Please note also that in addition to the Basic Ten Commandments, there were over 600 lesser statutes that also had to be followed and that all infractions required sacrifices to atone for.
Having all these lesser statutes guaranteed a constant and ample income for the priests and the Levites, the judges and law-enforcers, in addition to the ten-percent tithe designed to pay for the upkeep and repair and expansion of the Temple.
As a result, the Israelite leaders had a self-perpetuating government that not only received the benefit of all these sacrifices, but which was thereby enabled to police and enforce continuing sacrifices on a mandatory basis. What started as voluntary adherence to a moral code quickly became oppressive and mandatory, complete with paid snitches and tax collectors.
By the time Jesus arrived on the scene, the people were not only weighed down by the heavy yoke of the Temple officials, they were being crushed by the demands of Caesar, too.
This situation exactly parallels our own situation now, with the Territorial United States Government playing the part of the Temple Government and the Municipal United States Government playing the part of the Roman Government. We not only have The Ten Commandments still in full force and effect but we have over 80,000,000 statutes to obey and atone for.
Fortunately for us, there isn't a large enough work force on Earth to enforce 80,000,000 statutes, and most of them just remain on the books as a means to punish any possible human behavior of any kind whatsoever.
We have brought all of this upon ourselves and we have paid to bring all of this upon ourselves. We have forged our own chains and paid our own jailers. We have done this in the name of God, and then we have turned a blind eye and let priests and politicians sneak in the side door and substitute themselves for God.
Back then, they said, hey, we are the "representatives" of God, so, just pay us for your sins and all will be well with you. The charge will be one female goat per sin.
Now they say, hey, we are your own dear "representatives", so just pay us for your sins and all will be well with you. The charge for our service in your behalf will be $200 minimum per sin.
How is this any different than a guy named Guido showing up on your doorstep and saying, "Hey, I represent Mr. Marcioni. Just pay up $200 a week and all will be well with you."
It isn't. The only difference is that you are now accused of doing this to yourself. You are presumed to be the ultimate masochist, criminal, and guilty party promoting this system of things.
If you didn't pay corrupt politicians to create 80,000,000 statutes and didn't pay the police and military to provide enforcement, none of this would be happening, right?
Racketeering and murder and false arrest are the services that you are paying these federal agents to provide to you. You are --- according to them --- your own Godfather.
Like The Goat Standard, The Gold Standard held rock steady for generations until Franklin Delano Roosevelt took gold out of circulation and confiscated privately held American gold in the biggest heist-under-color-of-law scheme ever.
This created a big spike in gold prices. In other words, the vermin not only gained by stealing the gold held by individual Americans, they gained by running the price of gold up. The next big spike came in the 1980's when it became legal for people to hold and invest in gold again---and again, the vermin gained steam and got rewarded for being vermin.
Now the reptiles who confiscated, stole, claimed, commandeered and hold by far all the largest gold stashes on the planet desperately want you to come and play in their casino and use their gold casino chips to play their games. In fact, they NEED you to believe in all these lies and to "give value" to their gold, because if you don't, their gold is just another commodity subject to market forces.
We can use gold to make cheap, super-efficient photo voltaic cells. We can use it to make durable insulated shingles. Gold will still have some value, relative to the value of a goat, just not so much as the crooks are literally banking on.
Stop and think about the whole concept of "giving value" to something. This is an act of volition on your part. If you value justice and mercy, these things have value. If you value black jelly beans, they have value. And if you value gold and silver--- where did their value come from? From you and whatever use you choose to make of these things.
What we face in this Spiritual War is nothing more or less than coming to grips with our own stupidity, our gullibility, our greed, our fear, our willingness to value baubles above moral principles, our willingness to pay servants who dis-serve us, our laziness, our lack of self-examination, our unwillingness to take responsibility for our actions, our inactions, our values, and the condition of our world.
As we stand here looking at the start of another year, rumors of an "RV" continue to abound and good people everywhere are hunkered down waiting, waiting, waiting....staking all their hopes and dreams on a "reset" of global currency values. They think that this will make their lives better, give them more buying power, and "even things out" so that, for example, the brutal poverty in Africa can be alleviated. They are waiting for the same vermin who created the problem to solve it.
We don't need to wait for any reset. We can reset things ourselves any time we want to. Just sit down for five minutes and think about what you truly value, create a symbol for that, and trade it. We already have "Earth Dollars" based on land. Why not "Peace Dollars" based on the value of peace? Or "Justice Dollars" based on the value of justice in a world gone mad?
It makes as much sense as sacrificing a goat to pay for a sin.
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