Bernard von NotHaus

I’m very proud to say I only took one course in economics in college, and it was on Saturday morning – Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 8 o’clock. Now I don’t know what your college experience was like, but I’ll tell ya, on Saturday morning at 8 o’clock, the last thing I wanted to do was go to economics class.

The problem is that people really just don’t care and they have been “educated” not to care about the monetary system: that it’s boring, it’s difficult to understand, we need to have high minded people like “Greenscum” and Bernanke to do things like this (and don’t forget Volker, there’s the whole cast of them). The thing is that people have been educated or miseducated or brainwashed into believing that this is wayyyy too complicated for regular people to understand and that we need to let PhD economists guide us along in terms of what’s right… and that’s all bull.

When it comes to the Federal Reserve, there’s an awful lot of books out there; in my library, I bet I’ve got 200 books if I’ve got any on the Federal Reserve. And we don’t need any more books, we need action, and that’s what the Liberty Dollar did, it gave people a way to take action. Our catch phrase was you want to “make money, do good, and have fun,” and people really responded to that.

When I was on tour, people would say “We don’t need a value-based currency, we can go out and buy gold and silver with US dollars now.” I mean that it is so utterly brain dead, because they miss the whole point: the reason we need to have a gold and silver based currency is to bring discipline to the financial system so the government can’t go out and do all sorts of bad things.

The problem is that people really just don’t care and they have been “educated” not to care about the monetary system: that it’s boring, it’s difficult to understand, we need to have high minded people like “Greenscum” and Bernanke to do things like this (and don’t forget Volcker, there’s the whole cast of them). The thing is that people have been educated or miseducated or brainwashed into believing that this is wayyyy too complicated for regular people to understand and that we need to let PhD economists guide us along in terms of what’s right… and that’s all bull.

Germany doesn’t have a Bill of Rights, England doesn’t have a Bill of Rights, nobody else has a Bill of Rights. You know, the United States is very unique, and that is in the Bill of Rights and the fact that one third of the population is armed… nobody’s armed in Canada, nobody’s armed in England, nobody’s armed in Germany, it’s amazing, the United States is a really stand alone class act.

I may make light of being a domestic terrorist, but if they can brand me a domestic terrorist and confiscate all my materials, and then expand into confiscating other people’s materials, and then go after Gibson Guitars and so many other different people… they can go after you, they can go after everybody, we could all be “terrorists.” That’s really the big concern.