400 families own half of America (possibly 90% of the earth)
“Shifting Responsibility – How 50 Years of Tax Cuts Benefited the Wealthiest Americans” By Chuck
Collins, Alison Goldberg, and Sam Pizzigati, April 12, 2010, Wealth for the Common Good.
This study does not posit the existence of an élite of 400 families but studies the wealth gains and taxes paid by the top 400 over a period from 1955 to 2007-8.
This is based on the reports issued by the US Internal Revenue Service on the taxes
paid by the top 400.
http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-soi/07intop400.pdf accessed on 25/11/2012
This led researchers to the conclusion that 400 families own a half of America’s wealth. Since ownership is notoriously easy to hide, and corporate ownership even more deceptive, and since off-shore ownership has burgeoned and is largely out of control, it would appear that the disparity is much worse than these statistics would suggest but much more difficult to decode.
(see Treasure Islands by Shaxson)
Re: 400 families own half of America (possibly 90% of the earth)
and the point of this thread is?
the thing with conspiracy theorists and banker-freaks is that they give an almost god-like status to the bankers and 'families' so much so that they believe that these bankers own the world, can do almost anything without anyone stopping them so much so that they can place subliminal messages in mainstream television, music etc in order to prepare the world for some upcoming disaster planned to perfection by the bankers. some of these conspiracy theorists also believe the bankers worship satan. and of course the 'resistance movements' against the bankers are, you guessed it, couch potatoes who point there fingers at others and do nothing practical themselves.
so abu zakir how do you suppose we beat these families?
of course using "muamlaat" yes? Muamlaat in which a hate-filled sectarian extremist bunch of juhla convince the entire Muslim world (most of whom they have insulted directly or hurt by their words or whose ulema they deem deviant or done takfeer of these people or called them khariji) to appoint an emir in their 'hood who will help the community establish halal markets in which they deal solely in dirham and dinar.
now how do they get these dirham and dinars? they buy them from freemasons and jews of course. because unfortunately like weapons they cant grow their own gold. but this is all brushed under the carpet called 'dharurah'.
now these people wont work, but they will trade. they will reject the sunnah appearance because somehow this appearance is adopted only by those who are guilty of not establishing deen and they do so to hide their guilt. and of course we must not alert our governments and those zionists and families and hope that they dont check our facebook page and our website.
now the problem arises when someone doesn't wishes to trade in gold. say, the government refuses to pay in gold to the farmers who refuse to sell their crops on anything but gold. so the government arrests them, coerces them, and at the end forces them to accept payment in cash.
why? because the governments and the local banking 'families' realize that if gold and dinar came back or riba was eradicated then their businesses would flop. so they take steps to discourage such halal markets using force if necessary. so the murabit movements fails.
some of their 'ulema' would also take these offers to the secular rulers and ask them to do something about it. most would refuse and some like mahatir would try a top-down approach which would fail as rest of Muslim world simply doesn't wishes to break the hold of the dollar, as per wishes of the zionists.
now that of course would be fault of those leaders and not the murabit.
then again why on earth a secular population or a muslim population that is lazy, care about dinar and dirham? for the Muslim ummah? do they even care about riba? will they quit their jobs and go into trading? asking a practicing population is hard enough, with liberals and moderates it is nearly impossible. you need a shariah government so that the secularism imposed on Muslims can be taken away and reversed using various means such as education etc so that a significant population cares about Islam. no amount of tableegh or dawah can ever defeat stae-imposed secularism because it is simply not enough and not meant to be enough. also why would practicing Muslims even listen to these murabits when the murabits have left no stone unturned in vomiting their hate-filled, narrow, sectarian, takfeeri mindset on them and their ulema?
while I agree with the need for striking the economy of the kuffar and break their hold over world economy (and by extension politics) I prefer the way of the Prophet (PBUH) whereby an Islamic state was first established, even if in one small city of medina, and from then onwards Muslim commerce and economy grew. the thing to do right now is have a shariah government which will implement a bottom up approach to bring gold and dinar into trade so much so that after a few years or decades (or maybe 10 years =)) we can challenge the dollar and trade exclusively in gold. but this country should have enough mettle and reputation to withstand any zionist military assaults unlike iraq and lybia who were swiftly silenced.
of course on that front the uneducated murabit do not have a clue what to do. they keep repeating that rebellions against rulers are haram (and are chiggy wiggy with the cruel morroccan regime) they also keep repeating that national debt is haram and we must break out of UN. why would they listen to you? the puppet apostate rulers who are supported by US and zionists just so that khilafah and with that the islamic economic system can not ever threaten their control over the gold?
it is like asking the royal watchman if he can allow you to enter the palace and murder the evil king.
had the murabit been about gold and dinar and acknowledged other movements too people would have received them warmly. trust me none of us like riba or haram money an we want islam back in power too.but of course the murabit are not just about bringing islam back to power. they are deviatedm intolerant and hate the rest of the Muslims and wish to impose their sick mindset over everyone else. they are no different than the madkhali salafis. they have put their nose in too many matters hardly any of which concerned gold and dinar and none of which they are qualified to speak on. because of this they will continue to make enemies and while the intelligent among us will take the good from them and leave the bad, the majority will reject them completely.
Re: 400 families own half of America (possibly 90% of the earth)