A Great Psychological Crime
The need to continue shining more light on "semantic deceit"; most especially when it comes to our money!
Date: 1/30/2016 2:49:22 AM ( 6 y ) ... viewed 1050 times
I have a copy of "The Great Psychological Crime" by John Emmett Richardson. (Revised Edition)
This is the second of a five-volume set of books that I had received twelve years ago! The fact that I have only read just about twenty pages of the book doesn't mean it's not a good book. I just can't tell you why I'm moving at less than a "snail's pace" on this reading.
Nevertheless, I am inspired to at least note the following.:
1. A Psychological Crime is a crime against the intelligent Soul or essential Entity of Man.
2. A Great Psychological Crime is such a crime against the intelligent Soul of Man as deprives it of any of the inalienable rights, privileges, benefits, powers or possibilities with which God or Nature has invested it.
If the end result of semantic deceit deprives an individual of their "inalienable rights" by systematically denying the individual's intelligent expression then can we agree that this qualifies as a "great psychological crime"?
I have been writing on this subject matter here.
March 24th -
I think paper money (AKA Federal Reserve Notes) qualifies as a great psychological crime. "In 1900 the United States was a rich nation with less than 3% unemployment. The people in that era used gold and silver coins, not paper, to buy their goods. Up until 1976 you could demand and get silver coins—no gold coins—for paper money. Today’s paper currency is actually worthless promissory notes that cannot be cashed in for silver coinage. What happened?
"Since 1967 paper money called Federal Reserve Notes has been the only fake money in circulation. It has a green seal, Federal Reserve Note at the top, and in the fine print it says 'This note is legal tender for all debts public and private.' Across the bottom it says: One Dollar, Five Dollars, Ten Dollars, Twenty Dollars or etc. This piece of paper does claim to be One Dollar, Five Dollars, or what ever denomination is printed across the bottom. In truth it is just a good faith promissory note that is redeemable for NOTHING."
APA: Richardson, E. (2013). pp. 6-7. The Great Psychological Crime: The Destructive Principle of Nature in Individual Life (Vol. 2). London: Forgotten Books. (Original work published 1903)
MLA: Richardson, E. The Great Psychological Crime: The Destructive Principle of Nature in Individual Life. Vol. 2. 1903. Reprint. London: Forgotten Books, 2013. 6-7. Print.
semantic deceit, Psychological Crime, money, federal reserve notes, dollars
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