In the Middle Ages, everyone had gold. Then they learned that they could store the gold and exchange notes that were backed by the gold. The people holding the gold could then lend out the gold by issuing notes. Get this, they often wrote more notes than the actual amount of gold in the vault! It's a confidence scam that, according to Gary, has been going on for "thousands of years". Evidently we are doing this again! Illuminati! Blaaarrgghhh!
Gary wants to you to know that if everyone comes back to the vault for their gold at the same time, the system collapses. Gary wants to know if you are starting to get the picture?
Specifically, this picture.
Yup, nuthin' gets by our Gary.
For all you fans of Gary's "research", he reads this web page verbatim. That isn't research. That's cribbing. From about 12 minutes on, he reads this web page put out by the woo-filled Hidden Mysteries web site. You know, the guys who consider Lyndon Larouche a "statesman".
Fine, fine research.
The point of all this plagiarized babble is to, once again, put forth the idea that the Illuminati is going to issue in a one world government. In the past this was going to be done through the Olympics. Then by movie stars. Then by Barack Obama. Now, it is the "coming worldwide depression". They (our Illuminati masters) are going to make us all poor as church mice, at which point we will clamour for a one world government. Gary assures us that the banks will make all of our wealth go away soon. It's a guarantee from the Spaceman.
What lies ahead for all of us...
So, pretty much boilerplate, libertarian, gold-standard ranting at this point. But where's the crazy? Oh, there it is, the "Gold made illegal in 1933" myth. From Gary's show and his research:
"In that year, 1933, all citizens of the United States were ordered -- under threat of severe fine and imprisonment -- to hand in their gold, in exchange for a piece of paper called a "gold certificate". It looked just like a dollar bill looks today, except it said "Gold Certificate" at the top, and it said "IN GOLD COIN PAYABLE TO THE BEARER ON DEMAND" at the bottom.
What?? What sort of nonsense is this? I just told you people were ordered, at pain of $10,000 fine (a king's ransom during the Depression) and 10 years in prison, to hand over their gold! So what does it mean to tell the same people who had just been fleeced, that any old day of the week they could stoll [sic] over to the bank with their paper "money" and get their gold back? If a bank teller had accidentally given you gold, and you got caught on the way out the door, you and the teller would go straight to jail!"
"Despite numerous claims by coin dealers and conservative patriots (sometimes the same people), it was never illegal for Americans to own gold. It is true that ownership of gold was closely defined. It is also true that zealous government agents took gold from people under the guise of law. However, for most people -- including coin dealers -- there was never any practical limit on the ownership of gold.
Presidential Executive Order 6102, April 5, 1933, made it illegal to "hoard" gold. The order exempted anyone whose "usual and customary" business required gold. (Dentists and jewelers come to mind. Electronic fabricators would come under this once electronics was invented.) Anyone could own up to $100 in gold coin. In 1933, $100 was two or three months wages for the average worker, about $6000 to $10,000 in today's money."
A convenient mischaracterisation by the Spaceman, don't you think?
By the way, listening to this guy read is really irritating. All his dramatic pauses, foreboding emphasis, and inability to pronounce multi-syllabic words is such a treat.
So, one hour into the show he is still reading from Hidden Mysteries web site. Folks, save time, read the nonsense and skip Gary's interpretation. Your brain will thank you. It is no wonder he reads so...slowly. He has to stretch out his unattributed source for two hours. It goes like this,
- Read sentence on web page
- Blame Illuminati
- Read another sentence
- Blame Illuminati
- Read a paragraph
- Go to commercial
Back to some choice crazy:
"It is not disputed that the man who dreamed up the idea for the Bank was one William Paterson, a Scotsman. William Paterson is even credited with being the founder of the so-called "central banking" system by the public literature of our own Federal Reserve Bank, a clone of the original Bank of England.
It seems highly probable that William Paterson was the inspiration behind the Disney character "Scrooge McDuck"--a man (or should I say "duck") so rich, he literally oozed money whenever he moved.
But who was William Paterson? It's hard to say. He has no entry in the Encyclopedia Britannica. I can locate no biography of him in any library. Even in a recent book extolling the virtues of history's great Scotsmen ("Mark of the Scots", by Duncan A. Bruce), there is barely any mention of this one."
Wow. Some choice crazy there. No information on him at all. None at all. No biographies either. Of course, even though nothing is known, and Paterson is gone from the pages of history, Gary is going to read us a bio about Paterson. As for Paterson being the inspiration for Scrooge McDuck, well, it is more likely that the original author of the piece Gary is reading from became confused. You see, the voice actor who portrays Scrooge McDuck is, yup, William Paterson. And is it likely that Scrooge's creator, Carl Banks, was thinking of the founder of the Bank of England when he created Scrooge? The son of a poor farmer from Oregon was all up in the Illuminati's grill when he created a spendthrift duck from Scotland? Makes perfect sense.
Really. Fucking. Dumb.
Kids, put down the chips. See, this is what happens when you don't think for yourself. You listen to this guy, who can't think, read things that are wrong, because he can't think for himself.
Gary finishes by quoting the plot of Idiocracy, but with bankers in charge.
My brain is bleeding. So much stupid. It burns.
The U.S. Republicans have hopped aboard the crazy train with Gary. Rep. Pete Sessions (R) Texas, and bloated drug abuser Rush Limbaugh both contend that Pres. Obama is trying to impoverish Americans and ruin the U.S. economy. The only difference is that these two are using this gambit to hide their racism, while Gary is just a loon. Something about the company one keeps comes to mind...nope, can't put my finger on it. Nevermind.