Our sick financial system and its healing


Editorial interview with Catherine Austin Fitts

After a recent encounter with Catherine Austin Fitts in Basel who did an earlier interview1 with the chief editor of The Present Age, he decided to ask her for a short interview for this issue. This will be published instead of the usual editorial, but it will surely be of no less interest for our readers!

THM: You wrote the book “Dillon, Read & Co. Inc. and the Aristocracy of Stock Profits”2. What made you write it?
CAF: I made the decision to write this book in the middle of a vegetable garden in Montana during the summer of 2005.
I had come to Montana to develop a venture capital model to support a healthier, fresher local food supply. If we want clean water, fresh food, sustainable infrastructure, and healthy communities, we are going to have to finance and govern these resources ourselves. We cannot invest in the stocks and bonds of large corporations, banks and governments that are harming our food, water, environment and all living things and then expect these resources to be available when we need them.
What I discovered, however, was that many of the people who needed to create and support such an effort continued to support and finance the growing corruption. I wanted to create a “case study” that would help them understand the nature and extent of the corruption in the hopes that such insight would inspire them to shift their time, attention and resources to invest in real solutions.

TM: There is an intro video to your book in which you speak about the discrepancy between what you call the “Popsicle index” and the Dow Jones Index. Can you briefly illuminate our readers?
CAF: I developed the notion of the Popsicle Index when I worked as Assistant Secretary of Housing in the first Bush Administration. I was being lobbied by business interests who wanted me to make decisions that would cause their stocks to go up. I realized that many of the things that made their stock go up would cause the deterioration of family income and wealth, and with it the deterioration of community health and well being. I wanted an “index” that would capture that wealth – the wealth of places.
The Popsicle Index expresses the percentage of people within a place who believe that a child can leave their home, go to the nearest place to buy a Popsicle (an ice cream on a stick) and come home alone safely. I have found that there is a direct correlation between the Popsicle Index and the social, environmental and economic health of a place. High trust results from places that work successfully for humans and living things.
I used the Popsicle Index to express the relationship between living assets and financial assets. I believe that if we financed places with equity, the inverse correlation that has existed between the Dow Jones Index (financial equity) and the Popsicle Index (living equity) could be transformed to an aligned correlation.

THM: What are the main characteristics of the present financial system dominated by the globalists?
CAF: The globalists are centralizing power and will continue to do so until they have eliminated human and property rights and individual sovereignty or are prevented from doing so.

THM: Some wizard designed a dollar note on which we read IN FRAUD WE TRUST instead of IN GOD WE TRUST. Is this the ruling “moral” principle in the present financial world?
CAF: Perhaps it should be IN VIOLENCE WE TRUST. The dollar as reserve currency is increasingly reliant on force to maintain its status.

THM: What do you think of the present Trump administration and its policies?
CAF: Trump’s election represented a productivity backlash. The Democrats represented the vested interests on the East and West Coast – Hollywood, Silicon Valley, Wall Street and Washington. These are all groups that deal with intellectual capital. The heartland contains the people who grow the food, drill for the oil, and run transportation and manufacturing. They deal with the concrete world. The heartland was disgusted with the cultural fascism and the pile on of surveillance, rules and regulations and financial fraud from the coastal groups. The extraordinary corruption of the Clintons and the Clinton Foundation became the poster child for their disgust. Hence, a person who had no formal experience in government endeared himself to the American people by openly speaking about what is really harming IN Americans’ time and resources – such as vaccines, Common Core curriculum, the failure of accountability on 9-11, and fake news media.

THM: What was and is the role of the dismissed main strategist Steve Bannon? He bragged with phrases like “Darkness is good” or “I am a Leninist” or “Satan, that means power”. Is this an expression of an extreme lust for power?
CAF: I don’t know Steve Bannon. I believe he tried to speak to the importance of rebuilding domestic health and productivity and withdrawal from engaging in regime change and violations of international law globally. It looks like Trump and Bannon struggled with how to do that given the challenges of managing the reserve currency, multiple global constituencies and the problems with the budget, including the black budget and many trillions that have been shifted out of the government balance sheet illegally.

THM: What about the new sanctions against Russia3. What will they lead to?
CAF: The Neocons and their allies globally want war. Hopefully there are enough cool heads to prevent such a war.

THM: Where do you see the role Europe could play in the near future? Should the Europeans just leave NATO, which has become a machine preparing for war and threatening Russia and the rest of the world?

CAF: Any ally who ties themselves to the United States in a manner that permits the US to declare war and drag them into it, will regret it. I recommend Malcolm Fraser’s interview on his book Dangerous Allies before he died: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F69baWypks&feature=youtu.be
The United States is a wonderful country. However, we have a relatively small group – the Neocons – with a small number of violent allies, including Israel, who are prepared to destroy both the United States and Europe to get their way.
The healthy thing is to separate, disengage, shun. The question is can we get rid of the parasite without killing the host. One way or another we will have to figure out how to do so or the parasite will kill the host.

THM: You have just read the book by the former Greek finance minister Varoufakis. Why should it be read?
CAF: This is an excellent account of the European Union’s economic strategies in Greece when Varoufakis covered them and then served as finance minister. I strongly recommend his book – Adults in the Room: My Battle with Europe’s Deep Establishment.

His report proves to me that the goal of the European Union was to reduce Greece to poverty. This was elites engineering a financial coup d’état – invasion and subjugation by economic means. The European Union leadership was committed to a win-lose result. They did not want Greece to succeed, let alone to be able to pay back loans. Debt is a weapon, not a financial asset. The goal is control and social engineering – including lower life expectancies and depopulation.
It is hard to fathom the truth. Varoufakis provides significant detail and comprehensive economic analysis that cuts through the lies, spin and fake news for those who can handle the truth.

T.H. Meyer


1     Soon on www.solari.com.

2   Free download on https://dillonreadandco.com/why-i-wrote-this-story/

3   See also Mid-Summer Anger post from Oliver Stone: www.facebook.com/TheOliverStone/posts/1619882828036010


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The Present Age Volume 3 / No. 6 September 2017



Our sick financial system and its healing

Thoughts on the Rhythm of the Year
Commentaries on Rudolf Steiner’s Soul Calendar verses​ by Eleanor C. Merry

Threefolding of the Social Order

Matinee on 2 July 2017 in Berlin on the 100th anniversary of the impulse
Gerald Brei

Where is Mr. Steiner’s Mr. Hicks?
Part Two
Stephen E. Usher, Ph.D.

Gender Mainstreaming and Waldorf Pedagogy
Senin Constantin

The Silent Rehabilitation of Slobodan Milošević
Gerald Brei

Zbigniew Brzeziński – An Obituary
José García Morales

September Calendar

Who Is Ken Jebsen?
Jutta Schwarz

The Cecils – Uncle and Nephew

Terry Boardman

Namaste – Visit to Nepal
A Travel Report by the Lichteurythmie-Ensemble, Arlesheim
Gabriela Maria Gerber



La Gioconda of Astano
T.H. Meyer


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Europäer September 2017 (Jg 21 / Nr. 11)


Editorial: Wie weitblickend sollten wir werden?

Parsifal und die Überwindung des Bösen
Thomas Meyer

Meditatives zum Seelenkalender
E.C. Merry

100 Jahre Dreigliederung
Eine Matinee in Berlin
Gerald Brei

Wer ist Ken Jebsen?
Jutta Schwarz

«Gender» und Waldorfpädagogik
Senin Constantin

«Rote Linien» – «Rattenlinien»
Franz-Jürgen Römmeler

Brief aus Stourbridge
Die «Leichenfabrik»-Lüge von 1917
Terry Boardman

Nachruf auf Brzeziński
José García Morales

Freiheit und Besitz
Karl Bäschlin

Reisebericht aus Nepal
Gabriela Maria Gerber

La Gioconda von Astano
Thomas Meyer




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Wie weitblickend sollten wir werden?


Oliver Stones Interview-Serie mit Wladimir Putin

Oliver Stone (geb. 1946), der bekannte amerikanische Filmemacher, der kürzlich einen Film über Edgar Snowden gedreht hatte, machte während mehr als zwei Jahren eine Reihe von Interviews mit Wladimir Putin. Diese Gespräche sind in verschiedener Hinsicht bemerkenswert. Sie können kostenlos heruntergeladen werden.*

Berührt werden die NATO und ihre Osterweiterung, die russischen und die US-Militärausgaben, die Gefahr eines atomaren Krieges usw. usw. Eine der wiederkehrenden Äußerungen Putins ist, dass wir versuchen sollten, immer auch mindestens vierzig bis fünfzig Jahre in die Zukunft zu schauen. Und der russische Präsident, der sich mit seinem intelligenten Gesprächspartner offensichtlich wohlfühlt, sagt diesem zum Schluss: «Sie werden dafür [für diese Interviews] zu büßen haben.»

Oliver Stone und das Attentat auf John F. Kennedy

Stone ist, im guten Sinne, kein unbeschriebenes Blatt. Er machte unter anderem den Streifen Platoon und 1991 den Film JFK, der die Alleintäter-These beim Kennedy-Attentat in Frage stellt. Er stützte sich dabei auf die Recherchen des mutigen Anwalts aus New Orleans, Jim Garrison, der im Film selbst einen Auftritt hat. Dieser Film brachte neue Recherchen zu diesem Staatsstreich ins Rollen. Deren letzte wurden in Form des Buches JFK and the Unspeakable von James W. Douglass** vorgelegt. Putin und seinem Team wird diese Vorgeschichte von Stone natürlich bekannt gewesen sein.

Ein neuer 9/11 Whistle Blower

Zum 11. September, dem amerikanischen Initialstaatsstreich des dritten Jahrtausends, ist unlängst ein neuer Zeuge hervorgetreten. Es ist der ehemalige CIA-Mitarbeiter Malcolm Howard. Der 79jährige erzählt, wie er bei der Vorbereitung der «Sprengung» des Gebäudes 7 involviert gewesen sei. Er berichtet, dass diese Sprengung so perfekt war, dass man befürchtete, sie sei zu offensichtlich, was natürlich nicht die Absicht war und bis heute von vielen Menschen auch weiterhin geleugnet wird – allem offenbarem Augenschein entgegen.***

Howard schließt mit seinem Bekenntnis an Michael Ketcham an, welcher als ehemaliger Mitarbeiter der NIST  in diesem Jahr ebenfalls die Tatsache der Sprengung von WTC7 zugegeben und betont hatte (siehe das Editorial im Mai dieses Jahres).

Geopolitische Bestrebungnen für Hunderte von Jahren

Es ist gut, fünfzig Jahre vorauszublicken. Ein tieferes Verständnis der Gegenwartsereignisse nötigt uns jedoch, noch weiter zu blicken. Rudolf Steiner sprach von einer «okkulten Gruppe» innerhalb des anglo-amerikanischen Establishments, welche den jungen slawischen Kulturkeim im russischen Territorium zu beherrschen trachte.****

Diese Gruppe weiß, dass in etwa 1500 Jahren die slawische Kulturepoche beginnen wird. Mit «okkult» ist gemeint, dass die Gruppe über geistig-okkulte Einsichten über die Entwicklung von Rassen und Völkern verfügt; allerdings verwendet sie dies zu gruppen-egoistischen Zwecken, indem sie nur die Entwicklung und die Macht des anglo-amerikanischen Elementes fördern will. Dieses Wissen stand hinter dem «sozialistischen Experiment» von 1917.  Es stand und steht hinter den Geschehnissen in der Ukraine. Dieses Wissen ernst zu nehmen, heißt mit der Realität des Geistigen zu rechnen.

Es gibt in der Tat keinen wahren Weitblick, der nicht auch die Wirklichkeit des Geistes mitumfasst.

Thomas Meyer


** Siehe die Rezension von Andreas Bracher in Der Europäer ???
*** http://yournewswire.com/cia-911-wtc7/
**** Erstveröffentlichung in Der Europäer, Nr. 5, März 1999. «Kampf um den russischen Kulturkeim», www.perseus.ch/PDF-Dateien/Steiner-RussKultkeim.pdf




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