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Thursday, August 04, 2011

U.S. family indebtedness, U.S. national debt, country-by-country indebtedness

some highly illuminating graphics...

from a bankruptcy law firm...

America Is A Country In Debt

from u.s. debt kleptocracy...

A Visualization of U.S. Debt

from the economist...

World debt guide

although it took me a while to wake up to the fact, i've now known for some years that encouraging individuals, families, governments and nations to build up massive amounts of debt is really a strategy for enslavement - and our super-rich elites are no fools when it comes to strategies for enslavement...

all the solicitations for credit cards that poured in to our mailboxes by the bushel over the past twenty years, the endless stream of tv ads exhorting us to build up our credit ratings (turn on any channel to find the supremely odious ben stein shilling for a sleazy "free" credit score outfit), all the automobile and furniture commercials pushing no money down and no interest until some comfortably distant time in the future, are all calculated to extend and deepen our slavery...

we may think that slavery is a thing of the past but if we really stop to think about it, being in debt is very much the same as "being owned" by someone else... and the societal and legal penalties for reneging on debt are deliberately swift and harsh... after all, ya can't have the sheep straying too far from the herd... they might get to thinking they're not really sheep and god knows where THAT might lead...

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