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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!
YOUR RANDOM DHS MONITORED PHRASE OF THE DAY
MONEY AS RELIGION
Money was originally invented as a store of value, to facilitate trade. But in recent decades money as it is created today has no value at all. It is just pretty printed paper with no intrinsic worth. The only value is in the mind of the holder, whihc means money is no longer a unit of worth but an article of faith! As such, money is the new religion, supporting a system that operates solely on the belief of the public that this is the way things are supposed to be.
Which means this war to conquer the oil states and force them to use the dollar as currency amounts to a new Holy Crusade, displacing one set of beliefs (in an "heretical" currency) with belief on the "One True Currency".
We really have not evolved at all from the days when Saracens were slaughtered for refusing to believe as they were told to believe. Only the swords are different.