Bullying is not a good example for our children to see or repeat. A sports event was disrupted by some students chanting racially divisive abuse at a visiting team, members of whom included black and latina players: [http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/black-and-latina-girls-walk-soccer-field-after-whites-chant-donald-trump-build]
Chants of “Build a wall” create a wall of hate but a physical wall won’t keep trade agreements from making it more profitable to outsource jobs and it won’t keep temporary ‘guest workers’ from entering the country to work for low pay in unsafe conditions. 
Meanwhile, in Syria polio has resurfaced as the vaccination rate plummeted in the war torn country, article reshared from the UNICEF website: [http://semanticearth-community.tumblr.com/post/144393397909/immunization-under-fire]
And in Palestine it is illegal to remember Nakba Day, The Catastrophe, May 15, 1948, when Israeli forces killed many Muslim and Christian Arabs and drove 100,000s from their homes and the land that they had called home for a thousand years or more. A few remain behind walls in a few small areas of Palestine and Israel including the Gaza strip, a modern day concentration camp.
Hitler did a few good things before a variety of forces led to concentration camps and the other atrocities of the holocaust. The country was financially devastated by sanctions and reparations that were required after World War I. In just four years of a new monetary system based on a direct exchange of hours worked for money earned the nation’s economy became a thriving example of what is possible when a bank isn’t involved. The new Labor Treasury Certificates were used in the rebuilding of bridges and other infrastructure destroyed during WWI and for building the country wide system of highways.
“Germany even managed to restore foreign trade, despite the international bankers’ denial of foreign credit to Germany, and despite the global boycott by Jewish-owned industries. Germany succeeded in this by exchanging equipment and commodities directly with other countries, using a barter system that cut the bankers out of the picture. Germany flourished, since barter eliminates national debt and trade deficits.” [http://www.radicalpress.com/?p=1389]
The success of the bank free national money system was making the international banks look unnecessary or like a bad investment and so the successful example had to be stopped, per the following article: [http://www.radicalpress.com/?p=1389]
Our U.S. monetary system is closely linked to the “Federal Reserve” bank but that is a privately owned company not a federally owned national bank. In the last decade it has created four times more money than had previously existed to our national system and the new dollars have largely filled the pockets of stockholders or bankers while leaving the rest of us with dollars in our pockets that have one fourth or one fifth their previous value. Funny math gets a little funny to imagine but if you print four more dollars for every one dollar that had existed then that one dollar seems like it would have only one fifth, 20%, of its previous value. But I’m not a math expert or a Federal Reserve banker.
Checking what experts have to say about it suggests, some of them don’t like funny money either, Excerpt from: “Quantitative Easing, The Fed’s Balance Sheet, and Central Bank Insolvency,” (heritage.org, Aug. 14, 2014):
“In particular, the Fed now holds more than five times the amount of securities it had prior to the 2008 crisis. The Fed’s balance sheet expanded from about $850 billion to more than $4.4 trillion. (See Chart 1.) The questionable value of these securities, as well as the Fed’s various lending programs, has led many to question the financial strength of the Federal Reserve itself.” [http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2014/08/quantitative-easing-the-feds-balance-sheet-and-central-bank-insolvency ]
Securities is a nice secure word, isn’t it?
So Germany lost WWI, and Palestine lost WWII and is still losing that war, and Syria and the rest of the Middle East and surrounding countries who are helping refugees have been losing WWIII — but we don’t get to call it that because we don’t seem to be in control of free speech or reality anymore. Military action is a very secure phrase, isn’t it?
There are usually two sides to a story — or more. The Holocaust was horrific but if we aren’t allowed to learn about the history leading up to the horrific events then we have less ability to recognize similar situations and prevent them in the future. History books, though, are written by the winners or by the ones who are in control of textbook purchasing and who dictate standards for approved content.
Happy Nakba Day! Or sad Nakba Day. It is a day to remember though. I hope the Muslims, Christians, Jews , British and others who lost their lives due to Zionism are able to rest in peace.
More about Nakba Day is included in two posts, these may be the most important posts on this website because it seems like in the current system unless there is approval by those in control of the monetary system and the media nothing is likely to be done about any other ideas for change:
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