The Real Reason Zuckerberg Supports A Universal Basic Income

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Via The Daily Bell

Every generation expands its definition of equality…

Now it’s time for our generation to define a new social contract. We should have a society that measures progress not just by economic metrics like GDP but by how many of us have a role we find meaningful. We should explore ideas like universal basic income to make sure everyone has a cushion to try new ideas.

-Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO

Here we go. Get ready for the media to start hammering the basic income meme.

Why is someone worth $62 billion complaining about inequality? Why is the world’s 6th richest man lecturing the public on the wealth gap, and floating ideas like the government spreading OUR wealth around while hoarding his own?

In 2015, Mark Zuckerberg claimed he would give his entire fortune away to charity in his lifetime, and promptly formed an LLC for that purpose… as opposed to, you know, a charity. This means that instead of using his own money to help people, he can spend that money on lobbying politicians in Washington to use YOUR money to help people.

See how generous these rich philanthropists are with everyone else’s money?

No, I guess true charity is the responsibility of the rest of us.

Mark Zuckerberg could give away hundreds of thousands of free expensive college educations without his net worth dropping 2%. He could provide a $12,000 grant to 1.7 million people if he actually cares about giving them a chance to “try new ideas”, and still have $42 billion left for a rainy day.

If he is so concerned about people having a cushion to fall back on, why not start a charity that gives free room and board to anyone who wants to come and explore their options for meaningful employment, like an internship?

That’s what I would do, literally open the doors to anyone who feels that they have no other options, provide them that safety net, and train them in the meantime based on their desires and pursuits. He could do this. He could empower people with his wealth.

But he doesn’t.

Instead, Zuckerberg appeals to a victim mentality:

Today, we have a level of wealth inequality that hurts everyone…

When you don’t have the freedom to take your idea and turn it into a historic enterprize we all lose and today our society is way over indexed on rewarding people when they are successful and we don’t do nearly enough to make sure people can take lots of different shots.

Facebook profits $4 billion per year. Why doesn’t Facebook hand out 200,000 $20,000 grants per year to promising young entrepreneurs who could then solely focus on their business venture, giving them the same opportunity Zuckerberg had to create (or steal) Facebook?

Facebook knows its users well–too well you might say. Facebook knows its users so well in fact that the company could provide a free quality online education to every one of its users based on their interests, skills, and desires.

But Mark Zuckerberg has other motives.

I have empathy for the poor, for those who truly don’t have an opportunity, and I would sleep easier seeing everyone with a more robust safety net. But what I can’t stand is being lectured by somebody who actually could do something about it, acting helpless without government intervention.

The government has the money to solve poverty. In this quick video, I run through the numbers which make it obvious that the government is the wrong organization to provide that cushion that Zuckerberg talks about.

Ignore Zuckerberg. Take a Page from 50 Cent

You know who didn’t have a safety net? 50 Cent. I recently read The 50th Law of Power by Robert Green, who details how 50 Cent, orphaned at the age of eight, built himself from literally nothing.

Do you think a basic income would have been conducive to his drive when it was the very fact that he had to make it that forced him to be successful? That would have allowed 50 Cent to settle, to fall back on the cushion instead of pushing through to realize his dreams and build a business empire.

Most people are so placated and dumbed down by TV and the media that they would find endless distractions to keep them from doing something meaningful. The ones who have drive find a way, despite their circumstances.

As Robert Green points out, the masses are far from the helpless peasants of the past. Today, we need only reach out and grab our freedom, our equality, and our wealth. Zuckerberg’s view of America is one based on fear.

In fact, the reality of 21st century America is something more like the following:

Our physical environment is safer and more secure than any other moment in our history….

In the Past, only white males could play the power game. Now, millions upon millions of minorities and women have been given entrance to the arena forever altering the dynamic…

Advances in technology have opened up all kinds of new opportunities. Old business models are dissolving leaving the field wide open for innovation. It is a time of sweeping change and revolution.

We face certain challenges as well. The world has become more competitive. The economy has undeniable vulnerabilities and is in need of reinvention. As in all situations, the determining factor will be our attitudes, how we choose to look at this reality.

If we give into the fear, we will give disproportionate attention to the negative and manufacture the very adverse circumstances that we dread.

If we go the opposite direction, attacking everything with boldness and energy then we will create a much different dynamic.

The government is a fear machine. The government welfare, their “help,” always keeps people in poverty instead of raising them out of it. The war on drugs, the great society, the public housing ghettos: these are the reasons people like 50 Cent were born into poverty. Only a fool would trust the government to solve these problems that they created.

Mark Zuckerberg’s ideas represent the old style method of control. A universal basic income would only preserve the old power structure by keeping the masses from participating in this revolution of technology and innovation.

Zuckerberg represents this generation’s white liberal elite identified by Malcolm X who want to keep the poor dependent and helpless. Every government program, bill, and regulation that they support is sold as a help to the poor masses when in reality those championing the government control build their power on the backs of those they claim to help.

What Zuckerberg champions will not free the masses, it will exploit them for political gain. It will make them satiated pawns to do the bidding of the elite, while Zuckerberg consolidates his control over the future.

Zuckerberg’s Zombie Nation

You know what most of those people would do with their universal basic income? They would sit on Facebook all day and be advertised to by Zuckerberg, and buy the things that Zuckerberg sells them which neither free them nor cushion them.

So who would end up collecting that basic income? Who would benefit from more tax dollars being stolen from working Americans who create wealth and produce goods and services which we need to live?

That money would be transferred to those who tell the people what they want to hear, who provide entertaining manipulations to the masses. Mark Zuckerberg would collect that cash because he is the one with the data, he knows how to wrest the dollars from the people.

He feigns his commitment to allowing people to have the type of success he has enjoyed by freeing them from all pressure, from all worry, doubt, and anxiety. He claims that his success with Facebook would not have been possible without the safety net that he enjoyed.

Well, then why not put his vast fortune where his mouth is?

He should be leading by example, and his failure to do so shows his true intentions.

Don’t fall for Zuckerberg’s tricks. The people have the power unless they fall for the old free lunch.

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brushhog's picture

I'd take every check and buy gold, silver, equipment, and land because if they start that shit, the end is nigh.

SmittyinLA's picture

He can cut his Facebook hb1 employee wages if they had a universal income

Vlad the Inhaler's picture

UBI = HELICOPTER MONEY masquerading as social progress.  They want INFLATION for their bankster cronies.  That simple.

Bricker's picture

Basic income should be earned, just as social security is. These programs provide soft benefits to society. The biggest is innovation and the risk taking market. Without a safety net people are less likely to take a risk and create or innovate products. Business owners know that if they fail, social security will be their to pick up the pieces.

A basic income should be paid for as a tax held in account and if needed used. Almost like unemployement insurance.

hannah's picture

50cent built his 'empire' on the backs of taxpayers. a huge percentage of his wealth came from welfare payments. blacks have massive amounts of gov money now to spend. you didnt see the black millionaires back in1910. blacks didnt have any disposable income.....

Small Government Is Better's picture

Zuckerberg is as malicious as Soros.  

Americans have inalienable rights, but only if those same Americans will be self-reliant and defend those rights.

Too many Americans have no self-reliance, and believe government is the source of all their rights.

They are awfully dumb, and totally ignorant of the principles on which America was founded.

Thus, they do not deserve to be in America, and they should not remain in America.

Zuckerberg and his UBI zombies should force to be on the outside of America.  

If they lose the privileges of being in America, maybe they will appreciate what they lost.

More importantly, America will be much the better for losing Zuckerberg and his UBI zombies.  Let's export Z+zombies!

gerryscat's picture

"what most of those people would do with their universal basic income"

You are so obviously wrong. Most people would take that income, then go out and seek more.

esum's picture

He sucks dog dick and likes it...
So smaaaart... jsut ask the winkelvoss bros...
How about this for an idea

Do away with paying for cunts producing half a dozen babys, not properly raising them and dumping them on society...
Eliminate all the free shit and the dumb mutherfuckers will die off without an incentive to multiply like rabbits...
this faggot looking bitch thinks he can run for president.... who the fuck cuts his hair.... cant afford a barber i guess
And do explain building a wall around your property to block people from getting to the beach... asshole

windywoo's picture

Zuckerberg is just another Rockefeller placed in a position to help implement the Luciferian world order, which requires moral and intellectual and physical decay of the people. 

Reaper's picture

Perhaps, we fund the first year with a 90% wealth tax on all billionaires.

nachtliche's picture

Bingo if he really cared about the welfare of others, he would use a portion of his vast wealth to make a huge difference. Instead it's just the tired smug leftist virtue signaling so he can inflate his own ego while comfortably living behind his walled palace.

wwxx's picture

How do you know he hasn't 'cared about the welfare of others'???     WTF


I'll guarantee you this, providing work/jobs/business is huge benefit to other's welfare.  I don't even know any 'rich people', but I know for sure it is a huge personal responsibility/service to make a flipping payroll.  I hate it when some of you would actually kill the real entrepreneurs, the actual production/growers/money makers of society.





wally_12's picture

There is a Farmer, a Blacksmith, a Stagecoach operator, and a Doctor having a dringk at the bar complaining about barting for exchange of goods. The Doctor suggests paper script that represents the productivity of each paerson. A Banker is born to keep the script. The banker is hungry so he suggests they give everyone 100 scripts. No additional productivity to support scripts so everyone has to work harder to support the free scripts. Nothing has changed except the banker has robbed the productive people.

political_proxy's picture

The Banksters create far more misery and despair than economic stability or prosperity
The economy starts to tank, no problem, the Banksters have already worked up the next war (or three).

messystateofaffairs's picture

"He claims that his success with Facebook would not have been possible without the safety net that he enjoyed."

And what a safety net it was. Endless globs of tribal money to float his stolen project through its deep and lengthy financial doldrums until it became profitable. No normal startup would have endured the losses. The reward? A profitable jewtopia for the goyim to vomit up their secrets in.

IProtectYou's picture

Apparently this is a paid article, why else would Tyler leave such a BS on the website for so many days?

Lost in translation's picture

Let's see...

...DaveRock in Hell...

Zbig in Hell...

Guess who needs to join them there.

merchantratereview's picture

Billionaire? The real power is with the Trillionaires!

Darth Rayne's picture

Our society uses 'bank credits' and we firmly believe that these numbers that banks create at near zero cost is 'money'.

We price everything in these 'bank credits'. Usually adding the word dollar or pound after saying the number. We find this custom reassuring.

Unfortunately, these numbers / bank credits are only ever created by the bank when we borrow them. So, if you have 1,000 bank credits then someone has borrowed and therefore owes the bank just over 1,000 bank credits. Thus we can see that these borrowed bank credits can never all be paid back.

In societal terms, all our 'money' is simply borrowed at interest bank credit, all of it. What an utterly bizarre system.

Mostly everyone, expresses how much they earn and their net worth in this zero cost to create bank credit.

Now, a universal income can be used to gently solve the inequality caused by the bank credit system if and only if these bank credits are simply issued into existence rather than borrowed into existence.

I have opened a door to mankinds enlightenment but mostly we prefer to belief that dollars and pounds are not just bank created numbers used to prevent human beings from living as mindful beings in an actual advanced civilisation.

I do what I can to show you the door, why not walk through it?

I suggest you read my books in order, they are available for free each month.

Most ZH'rs are no longer docile sheep, they are angry sheep. Why not be what you were born to be, a human being?

GuyBaker76's picture

The media is NOT responding to Zuckerberg intelligently.


This is the way it should be reacted to:

Communism's Unsubtle March On America - Evidence: Zuckerberg

That Wall Street made him rich doesn't mean what he says makes any sense.

Mineshaft Gap's picture

He's simply positioning himself now to be the Trump of his generation. 

We have about a decade, give or take a few years, before Zuck has demographics on his side. Then, Millennial socialism will be a winning position at election time, and Zuck will be deligthed to cash in and lead it. That'll be Year Zero for these swine.


dogismycopilot's picture

"Universal Basic Income" sounds a lot like "Serfdom" to me....but with fewer syllables.

political_proxy's picture

aka socialism

- forget not we the people are all slaves to the Banksters

In a religous sense or otherwise, the fundamental story, the meaning of (why) Jesus' turning over the money lenders table(s) is enourmous.

DEMIZEN's picture

 I dont have a problem with a universal income of some sort, just tax zuckenberg and his ZIRP ilk roughly 60-70 % on net sales and distribute to needy. heck i wont complain about h1b visa if they take another 20% from net sales and make it 90% and fund healthcare with it.

Dont forget to exlude RND with and familiy business with smaller net sales out. let the universities and private research compete and market their services. overhaul intelectual rights.

MoreFreedom's picture

The only people who should be taxed to provide a "universal income" (however they plan to implement it - is it to everyone, just those without an income, or anyone not making enough?) are those who promote or support it.

Then we'll see if they really support it. That would be the moral and charitable approach. Otherwise, it's simply using government to immorally steal from Peter for Paul's benefit.

DEMIZEN's picture

yeah, and we should send to prison only the ones who want to go. i dont supprt irs right now can i stop paying taxes? dont lol me man.

Singelguy's picture

OK, so if that were to happen, how long do you think it would take before the ilk all packed up and left the country? The following year you would get 0% in taxes. What would fund healthcare and help the needy then?

If you think that would never happen, just take a look at what happened in Maryland. The state legislature had a budget shortfall so they passed a millionaire's surtax requiring millionaires to pay an additional 5% income tax. The bean counters estimated that it would generate an additional $440 million in revenue. Much to their shock, they collected $200 million LESS than the previous year. Why? Because the millionaires all left!

DEMIZEN's picture

people are blind. Facebook and google products are 95% made with foreign, indian labor. and with  ZIRP money that You and I could never get to fund our enterprise. Just do the same the EU is doing. Tax every monetized facebook visit. tax/tariff any car made with foreign labor and resources. 

facebook will last one month if they depended on india revenues or were charged asian corporate interest rates. so much about competition. it is easier than you think. So what if facebook moves its corporate offices to india?   facebook can be replaced with one good marketing campaign. it is nothing but a bullshit. i can make a better portal with 5% of their capitalization.


fuck their ilk, they got nothing but zirp and access to markets enforced by fading MIC fame. no skills no vision.  

wwxx's picture

As for my motives of a 'basic income' reality, I think it is practical, but not as a strategy to dilute one man's mega-wealth, but as a national strategy, for every citizen.  So all you haters that suggest spreading Zuckerburg's or Walton's, or Bernanke's money need not read my comment as you already disagree, based on YOUR commitment to hate.


With every citizen's 'basic income' implemented, immediately that amount is ripped out of the mouths of all those in Congress.  Yeah why not also a state level 'basic income' reality, to rip that money specifically by law out of the grip of those state legislators.  Quite simply: if, by law, there is a 'basic income', ALL that money immediately cannot abide in any legislative branch's deceptive budgets.  It checks the corrupted politic somewhat, where it matter most, it is alwayyyyyyyyyyysssssssss about the money.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~As for me, the legislative branch is, & has been well known for it's horribly corrupted nature~~~~~~~~~~~~~ a 'basic income' might well cause the legislative branch to behave very differently.


OK, so there is that.  But how about another inherent outcome directly resultant from the 'basic income' law?   Wipe out all befuddled, #$@%$$%^ entitlements, OVERNIGHT.  No more of this Veteran's 'sob stories' how the VA didn't do this or that...and how the gubermint or military let them down in countless directions, but with their 'basic income' they have the 'freedom they fought for' in cold hard cash & there is nothing else to it.  And what of all those under-privilaged inner-city yutes that insist on corrupted survival, based on black markets & mayhem, those assholes might get a different life with their 'basic income'...or not. 


I can hear the the murmers already, the gripers, the haters already chomping their judgemental teeth, to tell their fables, & point their stinking fingers, but with 'basic income' as a law, who gives a shit if that citizen bought guns, or dope, or any other kind of contraband with their 'basic income', could it be that less weight would be given to those hater's opinions?


And what of those bankers, yes everyone is doing it now a days...I think 'the call to bank' was made fashionable for at least the last 15 years, now wouldn't it be wonderful if quite a few of those 'new normal bankers' would dry-up & wither, by simply having a 'basic income' law?  Because really if the citizenry generally has a good amount of walking around money---they don't need a flipping bank.


And just how 'gung-ho' is all those high schoolers & college kids going to be toward military service, when they already have a 'basic income'?   I don't know how that would go, but if the military had a real call to arms, I would like to think that most people of all ages  whom have received their 'basic income' would happily support the general defense.  I think in general most parents would happily say to their college bound kid: heyyyyyyyyyyy it's your money, have fun, but I'm not going to be on the hook for it, because you haz 'basic income'.


And I could go on & on for hours, but as we all have recently learned from the ACA-Obamacare debacle, all that cluster-fuck could go the way of the sewer, because everyone can buy their own health insurance if they see fit to go that way.  So there is at least three huge industries that would get slammed in a grass roots responsiveness that partly hates insurance because of what it is: a gamble, plain & simple.  And partly the quacks out there will get lawsuits that all too often go unchecked, because the poor victims have no legal representation.  'Basic income' might well change the corrupted status quo, that most people really can't do anything about.


Now the hard question will all the citizens, each with their own 'basic income' by law, going to fight the inflationary forces, not unlike the inflationary forces/manipulation that bear upon us all this very day?  And the other hard question is...what restrictions & rules will be put upon the 'basic income' by law makers~~~we certainly cannot allow the present day legislature types to 'qualify' the 'basic income' law, as there is no doubt they would corrupt it in it's conception.









DEMIZEN's picture

the whole point of negative taxes is to cut off the middle man.  the real costs of food stamp program is not food, but the cost of program management. more than 90 percents of the money goes to bureaucrats who manage it, their salaries and pensions. is not the food stupid.

the 2.5 % cut in the budget means all bureaucracy stays in place so that money keep going in pockets of RINOS, there is absolutelly zero chance that funding of the agency itsellf will be cut in anyway. 

people are so ignorant it is so easy to play them.

Is-Be's picture

Your position is unclear to me


wwxx's picture

I'll make my position simple clear as crystal. 


It is like playing a game of Monopoly.  And there are the Zuckerbergs & Waltons & Soros, who have played the game well, and literally can't count all they have accumulated.  And the game, needs reset~~~it is a new day, everyone that plays in the new game, gets the same amount of play money, to do with as they will...But everyone that passes GO, gets $200, it is part of a game, that was eliminated and instead was replaced with 'entitlement bureaucracy' by our gawwwwwwd awful Congress that is full of the most crooked do-gooders there ever were!!! I think everyone that passes GO should get their $200, it isn't an entitlement, it is a part of the game, that $200 to pass GO is 'basic income'.


When SHTFan, and it probably will soon, the game should be reset, a Plan B, if ya will, but why wait till SHTF????  Why not insist on 'basic income' now, before the gubermint does something really atrocious [as they have already, but I'm sure they will be able to top even GWBUSH & Co. - 9/11/01]  The economic atrocities will be wide spread, the world over just as it was in 2007-8, all I'm saying is a Plan B of 'basic income', no more entitlements, is very do-able, and probably more efficient that the entitlement bureaucracies of fail we have now.



techpriest's picture

How about we just eliminate all of the programs and replace them with nothing?

wwxx's picture
techpriest May 28, 2017 12:25 AM

How about we just eliminate all of the programs and replace them with nothing?


Exactly!!!  somebody 'gets it', ALL that entitlement eliminated because every citizen gets 'basic income', the entitlement argument has always been based on 'need' or 'special need'~~~'basic income' eliminates that argument, for a time at least.


Ohhhhhh but you might of meant 'replace them with nothing', meaning no 'basic income' either.  Ok so let us try 'basic income' for a time, a few years maybe, just long enough to eliminate the entitlement bureaucratic stranglehold.  And then lets eliminate 'basic income', and can you see that the whole 'entitlement argument' is going to immediately rear it's ugly head once again?  Because there is some do-gooder in Washington, that insists on forcing entitlements down everyone's throat, been that way ever since LB Johnson was president 50 yrs. ago, and there has been an army of similar 'do-gooders' ever since.  There is no other way to eliminated 'entitlements' unless ya first put forth 'basic income', there is just too many dyed-in-the-wool- do-gooders out there.


At least with 'basic income', there is a fairness to it,[with an extremely small administrative bureaucracy] the same monthly check for everyone, regardless of whatever the special needs out there are.  And bytheway there really are special needs people, retarded ones, lame, sick, old, crazy,...the flipping list is real, & it is huge, some would say it becomes huge-er daily.  These 'entitlement people' quite possibly can't even do basic things like take care of themselves, and yet a 'basic income' without any special Federal programs of entitlement bureaucracy can still exist as best they can.


I would have more faith in the stability of 'basic income' compared to any Social Security, or Medicare, or Medicaid, or Workfare program, or Veteran benefit, civil servant benefit....eliminate ALL that entitlement & more, and do it with 'basic income'~~~~~~~sounds reasonable to me.


Ohhhhhhhh yeah and bytheway, what is PLAN B????, when SHTF, as everyone expects to happen sooner than later??   A new set of entitlement laws handed down by the Pelosi, Reid, GRassley types???? I certainly hope not, but I would bet that is exactly their PLAN B...moar, moar, moar 'free shit'



Is-Be's picture

How about we just eliminate all of the programs and replace them with nothing?


You first.

Have you ever slept on the long grass with an empty belly and no means of support?

Have you ever wondered why the good ol' USA has a lot of muggers?

Did you step over that man on the pavement who had been thrown out with the trash?

Do you ever wonder why young men sign up to go slaughter people they have never even met?

And too much of nothing
Can make a man a liar
It can 'cause one man to sleep on nails
It can 'cause others to eat fire
Everybody's doin' somethin'
I heard it in a dream
But when there's too much of nothing
It just makes a fella mean

Read more: Bob Dylan - Too Much Of Nothing Lyrics | MetroLyrics 

samsara's picture

It's alright ma, I'm only bleeding...

"My eyes collide head-on with stuffed graveyards
False gods, I scuff
At pettiness which plays so rough
Walk upside-down inside handcuffs
Kick my legs to crash it off
Say okay, I have had enough
What else can you show me?

And if my thought-dreams could be seen
They'd probably put my head in a guillotine
But it's alight ma it's life and life only"

B. Dylan

Centerist's picture

You write as if TechPriest is on some program.  Not everyone is.  You blast the military, but it can set people up with plenty of skills and educational opportunities to make sure that they don't need any of those handouts.  Trade some labor for some income and benefits.

And the only ones doing the killing are a handful.  They don't get forced into those jobs.  They pick them because they want the chance to push the limits a bit, or they feel like that is how they can best contribute to a mission they believe in.  No one has a right to question their motives for picking combat specialties.

The rest of the people in the military are support types who are 99% unlikely to ever pull a trigger in anger.  They'll do their time, get their educational benefits and use technical training along with that to make something of themselves.

People love to talk about how much free stuff needs to be handed out to everyone, but no one ever talks about what the recipients should do in exchange for what they receive.

You should read TechPriest's post below this one in response to one of the resident Bernie Socialists.  It's pretty stellar.

decentralisedscrutinizer's picture


Almost all the world’s economic and political problems revolve around the hegemony of a global corporate cartel, which is headquartered in the US because this is where their military force resides. The only way to regain our sovereignty as a constitutional republic is to severely curtail the privileges of any corporation doing business here. As a free nation, we really have to stop granting corporate charters to just any “suit” that comes along without fulfilling a defined social value in return. The "Divine Right Of Kings” should not apply to fictitious entities just because they are “Too Big To Fail”. We can't take the incorporation of private transnational banks for granted anymore. The government must be held responsible only to the electorate, not fictitious entities, if we are ever to restore sanity, much less prosperity, to the world.




It was a loophole in our Constitution that allowed corporate charters to be so easily obtained it created a swamp of corruption around our capital. It is a swamp that can't be drained at this point because the Constitution  doesn’t provide a drain. This 28th amendment is intended to install that drain so Congress can pull the plug ASAP. As a matter of political practicality we must rely on the Article 5 Convention for which the electorate will need consensus beforehand. Seriously; an Article 5 Constitutional Convention could solve that problem in days. This is what I think it will take to save the world; and nobody gets hurt:




28th Amendment


Corporations are not persons in any sense of the word and shall be granted only those rights and privileges that Congress deems necessary for the well-being of the People. Congress shall provide legislation defining the terms and conditions of corporate charters according to their purpose; which shall include, but are not limited to:


1, prohibitions against any corporation;


a, owning another corporation,


b, becoming economically indispensable or monopolistic, or


c, otherwise distorting the general economy;


2, prohibitions against any form of interference in the affairs of;


a, government,


b, education, or


c, news media, and


3, provisions for;


a, the auditing of standardized, current, and transparent account books, and


b, the establishment of a state and municipal-owned banking system


c, civil and criminal penalties to be suffered by corporate executives for violation of the terms of a corporate charter.




The Founders had to fight a bloody Revolutionary War to win our right to incorporate as a nation – the USA. But then, for whatever reason, our Founders granted the greediest businessmen among them unrestricted corporate charters with enough potential capital & power to compete with the individual States, smaller sovereign nations, and eventually to buy out the Federal government itself. Now that these fictitious entities own the USA and command its military infrastructure, by virtue of the Federal Reserve Corporation, and run it by virtue of regulatory capture, MSM propaganda, and Congressional lobbying they’ve set their sights on the creation of an all-inclusive global financial empire. The US Constitution is the “Kingpin” of the whole global Machine.


Silver Savior's picture

If anyone does not like the idea of a basic income they must have enough money to live on comfortably. It just depends how well off one is and they then become biased against it because it's all about them. I am sure the people struggling to survive on $800 a month or less would think it's a great idea. 

techpriest's picture

If we only did a 40-hour work week with 4 weeks a month, that's 160 hours. "Struggling to survive on $800 a month" means that you would be pulling $5 per hour (isn't that illegal?), or perhaps $10 while working part time. And you have no room mates.

If you can't get 20 hours a week at $10, and can't find anyone in the world who would room with you to save money (and I've seen some pretty odd folks who could still find a room mate), whose fault is that?

Next, What is the definition of a basic income? $10k per year? $20k? $30k? Remember that $3 paid out to each American totals to $1 billion, and this approximation hold true if only "the 1%" is paying. How many billions do you think the 1% has?

Finally, how greedy and selfish do you have to be, to demand that everyone else has to pay all of your bills? Even if you are not willing to contribute 40 hours of regular work like the apparent suckers who are paying your way? I'm taking a 20 minute break after working on a project for the last 8 hours, even though it's 11 PM on Saturday, and I still have another hour to go before signing off. And yet I'm the greedy one. Fucking wow.

Centerist's picture

Plus 1000 to you! Excellent summation of the flaws in the ongoing arguments about so-called living wages and the desire to rob the hardest working in order to support the ones who believe themselves entitled to all of their needs and wants as soon as they hit 18.  They seem to think that they deserve everything without having to acquire skills and experience, all while living a little smaller until passing the gates needed to work their way up in the world.

Thanks for your well-written post.  I may recycle it in the future, but I'll make sure to give you credit.

Aubiekong's picture

People who recieved a basic income wouldnt be living they would be slaves, you failed to understand the article....

Duc888's picture

The real question is why the fuck does everyone have to pay fucking RENT (in one form or another) on the goddamned planet we were born on?

Oh yea, the "monetary system" that's right.

Can't even 'slum it" on a 25 ft sail boat, gotta register it, pay taxes on it, bla, bla, bla...

Silver Savior's picture

I think it's wrong to have to pay rent.

Is-Be's picture

Rent seeking behaviour is the dark underbelly of Capitalism.

Silver Savior's picture

If the gov starts giving me free money to buy silver to hedge against them I might even start to think that they are alright.

SRV's picture

Funny how all the great (money making behemoths) ventures seem to come from the same ethnic group... almost like they had some powerful group in need of trusted caretakers for each project.

Oooorrrr, the foundational theory of Statistical Sciences are woefully out of date.

hootowl's picture

They are the central banksters of the world.  They create all the money of the world out of NOTHING and of course charge anybody who wants to borrow a little of "their" currency, usury.  So that a percentage of all the funds in the world goes into the pocket of the Faux-Hebrew Chosenites.

Governments borrow all their funds from the central banks and never pay it back, because they cannot pay it back because the funds "borrowed" never includes the usury that is required when it is paid back.  So, in order to pay back funds borrowed from the central banks, a larger loan must be made in order to pay back the original borrwed funds plus the usury, and on, and on, and on, ad infinium until, of course the central banksters and their fellow Chosenits eventually and inevitably own everything in the world.


The biggest scam of all time.........and we are nearing the end of the game.

Darth Rayne's picture

We are not close to the end of the game

We could choose, individually, to become enlightened beings or continue to believe in a financial system that enslaves us.

We are approaching the end of a debt super cycle. This will entail a great many bank credits simply 'disappearing'. It will feel like the end for boomers but it is simply the start of a new debt cycle.

And one about mindful beings and a trilogy of very short but potent books.

You may be awake and angry but that is not enlightenment.