Surrealism Smolders

May 24, 2017

To the Editor:

U.S. banks had $85 billion per month infused into their too big to fail industry during six years of the previous administration through a quantitative easing policy totaling $4.5 trillion. The only audit ever of the Federal Reserve revealed they also secretly loaned $16 trillion to international banks. This was news scarcely covered in the media. The gross domestic product of the entire U.S. economy was $14.5 trillion at that time.  These loans of money created out of thin air, not cleared by Congress, were guaranteed by American taxpayers. Funding and securing the southern border wall are trivial in comparison. These highly secretive dealings give a weird foreboding sense of conspiracy that can only be described as surreal.

Surrealism is defined as a literary and artistic movement proclaiming the radical transformation of all existing social, scientific and philosophical values through the total liberation of the unconscious, launched by French poet Andre Breton in 1924. It sounds eerily contemporary. Prior to Brexit and our last election cycle, surrealism had largely been achieved, snowballing for eight years with the accompanying bill now to be repaid by multiple generations if at all.

Surrealist ideology arrived through bureaucracy and executive fiat simply because it was unchallenged by multiple feckless Congresses and the pure apathy of our citizenry. Curing America of this affliction hopefully began in the last election, but the real cure lies in educating ourselves and our representatives about the original intent of the Constitution. The Constitution is the solution! Phasing out the Fed and reinstituting the gold standard would be one logical step, assuming there is any gold left in our coffers.

As to the commentary from Kevin Rooney in the May 10 issue (“Democracy Smolders as Nero Plucks His Lyre”), it contained as much false innuendo as he attributed to President Trump. Despite 90 percent of the print media being liberal minded and having the bully pulpit in trying to sway public opinion, Americans have decided to stay a sovereign nation. Great Britain has chosen the same route, perhaps soon to be followed by other nations.

For a man so righteous about our history, Mr. Rooney should know that we live in a republic, to which I pledge allegiance, and not a democracy to which Lenin and Mao Zedong would have loved to see quickly turned into a socialist nation.

James Spickard

Little Egg Harbor


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