The magician’s ability to pull rabbits out of his hat, and the Federal Reserve’s ability to “spin currency out of thin air” are both tricks that appear to be “magical” rather than mathematical. But both “tricks” depend on the magician’s–or the Fed’s–ability to deceive the public. In every case, the deception is intended to pick your pocket.
Why do people so enjoy being deceived by “magicians”? We know the “magicians” are merely very clever illusionists–and yet, we pay money to see them perform their “tricks”. We pay to be deceived. I find that disturbing because, in the end, all of the “tricks” are lies. We pay to be lied to.
Hollywood is another “magician” that presents us with an endless stream of fascinating stories that are every bit as skillful as any magician’s trick. Like the magicians’ tricks, Hollywood’s movies are fictional and therefore lies. Again, we pay to be deceived and lied to.
If we knew why people are so fascinated by the lies perpetrated by our “magicians,” we might also know why people are so similarly fascinated by the lies committed by the Federal Reserve that we’ll allow that fraud to persist until it destroys our nation.
Why are we so susceptible to lies? Why do we delight in believing that which we know is not only untrue but often even impossible? I have little doubt that our fascination with lies is the key to our personal and national destruction.
Here’s an insightful video on the sleight-of-hand that’s routinely perpetrated by bankers and governments in order to deceive—and rob–the public.