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(Some Guy)   Nixon ended gold standard to allow vatican to reclaim American land and enslave us all -- WTF?   ( divider line
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6440 clicks; posted to Main » on 11 Apr 2002 at 10:09 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-04-11 10:14:37 AM  
2002-04-11 10:16:26 AM  
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Talk about tin foil hats...
2002-04-11 10:18:32 AM  
had nothing to do with the fact that the US doesnt have the gold stores to back up our currency...
2002-04-11 10:18:56 AM  
What dumbass farker
2002-04-11 10:19:02 AM  
Granted that removing any inherent value from the U.S. dollar was a mistake, but this article's pretty out-there. Because Nixon pushed the change in the dollar on a date that coincided with a day celebrated by the Roman Catholic Church? Silly. How many days of the years aren't associated with one Saint or fifty?
2002-04-11 10:20:24 AM  
This is only completely obvious to anyone who's done a little research.
2002-04-11 10:22:58 AM  
The Gold Standard ended in 1972 because the French began systematically calling in all their dollars for gold. They destroyed the system. I guess this would be an example of....

U.S. SURRENDERS! To the French, no less....
2002-04-11 10:22:59 AM  
Heh, I like how he combines the Vatican and the Roman Empire into one big shadow organization... wait, they weren't on the same side?? D'oh!
2002-04-11 10:26:57 AM  
Somebody help me with my history.....didn't the gold standard end in the early 1900's with the populist movement?
2002-04-11 10:27:22 AM  
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2002-04-11 10:30:09 AM  

The Gold Standard has existed since the British Empire. When they could no longer prop the system up any longer, the U.S. took control. This happened after WWII in what is now called the Bretton Woods System. It maintained the convertibility of the dollar to gold, making the dollar the favored currency for business and trade. The system collapsed when there were more dollars floating around the world than gold to prop it up.
2002-04-11 10:31:44 AM  
This guy knows too much, time to get the black helicopter out.
2002-04-11 10:35:17 AM  
I think they have medications now to treat people like this.
2002-04-11 10:38:17 AM  
Let me guess, it's another
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2002-04-11 10:39:05 AM  
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Frank: The populists were advocating a move to use both silver and gold rather than just gold. William Jennings Bryan gave his famous "Cross of Gold" speech at the Democratic convention co-opting the populists position. But the Dems lost, McKinley was elected and nothing came of it.

"Free silver" was also the central theme for "The Wizard of Oz". Dorothy's shoes were supposed to be silver but they didn't show up well on camera so they switched to ruby.
2002-04-11 10:42:44 AM  
All your subdivisions are belong to us!

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2002-04-11 10:46:34 AM!
2002-04-11 10:53:56 AM  
FatNutZ: Perhaps you didn't check out Bizarro Fark from the other day?
2002-04-11 10:57:08 AM  
Snackwell: Actually the vatican inherited the roman empire, it was briefly lost to the germans, then once they settled down it reverted to the vatican again.
2002-04-11 10:58:52 AM  
Comes the revolution . . .

This will be the second guy we pin to the ceiling when we repeal the law of gravity.
2002-04-11 11:00:56 AM  
This guy is obviously in tune with what is going on in the world. I can't wait till his bible comes out. His first commandment will probably be to drink the "special" Kool Aid.
2002-04-11 11:09:57 AM  
Wow, that guy had everything! Sources (which he readily quoted) pictures of 'evil' monks or Vikings, and one sentence long paragraphs. Plus his whole page was centred!

You also have to love the fact that even though JFK was the only Roman Catholic President, he receives no mention as being part of the conspiracy, while Nixon, a Quaker, does.
2002-04-11 11:10:54 AM  
Please, someone submit something decent to FARK for a change. Jesus! This is so lame............
2002-04-11 11:13:18 AM  
And, before someone makes a comment about me going ahead and doing just that. I have tried oh so many times and always this dross get chosen instead. So, I guess I'm saying that, like France, "I give up" !
2002-04-11 11:16:46 AM  
and this is a surprise because?
2002-04-11 11:17:26 AM  
Sheesh. That loser surrenders.
2002-04-11 11:25:03 AM  
I thought the populist movement wanted to switch entirely to a silver standard, rather than a dual standard. There's also a straight dope column from way back about the metaphor of the Wizard of Oz to the populist movement (it's also been likened as a metaphor for the French Revolution):
2002-04-11 11:28:18 AM  
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Am I the only one disturbed by this?
2002-04-11 11:34:37 AM  
"After this date, foreign holders of U.S. currency could not redeem their dollars in gold . . . so the vast lands of the Western U.S. were promised as collateral instead of gold."

Actually, nothing is promised as collateral for the dollar. It is backed only by the good faith of the United States government.
2002-04-11 11:35:25 AM  
Chakalakasp - You are certainly not the only one disturbed by that. It looks like a cut and paste from a picture book for 7 year olds.
2002-04-11 11:36:17 AM  
to sum up the many things I learned from this website:

The Fed, the FBI, the Holocaust, and the assasination of William McKinley by an athiest anarchist were Catholic plots.

Pagan Vikings who murdered English, Irish, and Scottish Catholics were Papist mercenaries.

Incas were never in California. Neither were Mexicans in the 16th century.

Gold wasn't discovered in California until 1848, but had been used to fund the Spanish Armada, the Inquisition, and the Gunpowder Plot 3 centuries before.

Hollywood is controlled by Jesuits instead of Jews.

Thanks Fark!
2002-04-11 11:37:54 AM  
I don't buy the the Nixon idea, just a coencidence. The facts about the Spainish killing the Indians for their gold is very true and historicly documented. The Vatican controled the Spainish royalty for centuries.
2002-04-11 11:38:25 AM  
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2002-04-11 11:40:53 AM  
All we need now is the Queen, the Gettys, the Rothchilds, and Colonel Sanders before he went tats up.
2002-04-11 11:47:54 AM  
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I'm pretty sure the Populists wanted bimetalism. Enjoy: The Cross of Gold and the Wizard of Oz
2002-04-11 11:50:15 AM  
No gold standard let's banks operate something called the money multiplier system...allowing for the banks to hold around 10% (fluctuates) of the money that customers place for holding, and loaning out the screw it...this is fark.
2002-04-11 11:51:29 AM  
that fool has the weakest references i've ever seen. plus all the bible horseshiat is a little annoying.
tho federal reserve banking IS responsible for every depression we've ever gone through.
that guy's still a whackjob
2002-04-11 12:37:20 PM  
Conspiratorial nonsense, of course. But here's something interesting I learned in an American History course in college:

"The Wizard of Oz" was actually an allegorical tale of the debate on whether or not the US should shift from a gold standard to a silver standard. In the original book by Baum, Dorothy wore silver slippers when she walked down the yellow brick road (implying that the answer was always right there with her). Here's a run down of the symbolism:

Dorothy: Representative of the Populists of the Midwest.

Scarecrow: Midwest farmers

Tin Man: Industry and manufacturing

Cowardly Lion: William Jennings Bryant, who was "afraid" to make the change to the silver standard - he argued strenuously against it

Munchkins: The little people, average Americans, who were caught between the evils (Witches) of the East and West

Yellow Brick Road: Gold bars (duh)

Emerald City: US Mint/Treasury

Oz: Ounces (get it?)

Wizard of Oz: I kind of forget, but maybe The Fed Chair?

I just thought that was kind of interesting. It certainly adds some substance to a seemingly fluffy story. Worth reading the original book.
2002-04-11 12:40:53 PM  
Then what were the flying monkeys?
2002-04-11 12:48:46 PM  
Flying Monkeys = IRS.

Man, I'm just begging for an audit this year...
2002-04-11 12:57:20 PM  
Best political slogan ever: "I will not be crucified on a cross of gold."
2002-04-11 12:59:48 PM  
I'll try to wrap up what cecil adams had to say about it briefly. you're mostly right, diogenes.. the tin man allegedly represents the industrial working man in the east, and the wizard represents the president--a seemingly all-powerful figure, but really just a regular guy with a lot of pomp and circumstance about him. the WWW represents the untamed western frontier, which the wizard wanted conquered in exchange for the way to home, to safety--the silver standard, represented by the silver slippers. the flying monkeys represented the plains indians who got caught in the crossfire. the yellow brick road goes a little deeper than just gold bars; it's representative to the pathway to illusory success. it looks like the right way to go, but once you get there, you find out it's a bust.
2002-04-11 01:04:59 PM  
so does that mean when i listen to Dark Side of the Moon, that Im really supporting the silver standard/
2002-04-11 01:05:03 PM  
that wasn't really his campaign slogan, Perrin.. the actual line from his speech is "You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this crown of thorns, you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold."

Full text of Cross of Gold Speech
2002-04-11 01:16:23 PM  
I wonder if the tool who wrote that page is aware that his link about Francis Drake's voyage is from Fordham University - A Jesuit University.

And if the Jesuits control Hollywood, I want to be an extra in Episode III. It's the least they owe me after eight years of education at their hands.
2002-04-11 01:17:49 PM  
Not to mention that the Vatican hates the Jesuits...
2002-04-11 01:25:14 PM  
What does the vatican have against the jesuits? I know there's a lot of politics involved in the church, but not being catholic, I don't really know anything about it.
2002-04-11 01:29:38 PM  
I'm venturing to guess, but I would imaging that the Jesuits resisted many of the church reforms resulting from Vatican II in the 60's (facing the congregation, delivering mass in the vernacular, etc.). So did many Catholic orders. The Umbra Domini were nearly excommunicated because of their resistance. Instead they were downgraded to a "lay order".
2002-04-11 01:33:24 PM  
I think it might go back farther than that, though. I've been reading shogun on and off when school isn't too crazy, and there's a lot of animosity between the spanish and portuguese priests. a lot of it is nationality, but I think the fact that the portuguese (I think) were jesuits was a factor as well.
2002-04-11 01:35:48 PM  
See - that Harvard Prof. is full of shiat. This turned into a pretty intelligent thread, despite the paranoid ramblings in the article.
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