Tuesday, July 30, 2013


By JJ3 The Liberty Bard

I wrote this song many years ago when I was working as a tax accountant.  My hours were basically 7 am to 10 pm 7 days a week during tax season, FOUR MONTHS OUT OF THE YEAR.  I worked for a large international corporation and their attitude was that I should feel so lucky to work for them that I would be glad to work 70-80 hours a week.  I was on salary and did not get paid for overtime.  This is how it works in the corporate world.  You become just another number, just another ant collecting food for the Queen.  If you don't like it, then another ant will be found to take your place and you can live or die after leaving the corporate hive, it makes no difference to them.  Corporations like this profit off their workers misery.

I could never understand how these large corporate firms could get away with expecting, no mandating these long hours without providing excess compensation.  All of the other accounting firms in the industry followed the same practice of not paying for overtime.  There was no true free market where if you did not like your mandated hours you could move on to a competitor.  The competitors were just as bad if not worse.  It would just be an exchange of one overlord for another.

The accounting firms in questions even had a nifty moniker, they were called "The Big 4".  At one point they were "the Big 8" but that was before Arthur Anderson's playing with fire moment as Enron's auditor/money launderer.  So in essense these 4 international accounting firms represent a monopoly in the accounting industry. I guess you would call it a quadopoly, since there were four of them, but since they all practiced the same policies and treated their "employees/slaves" the same, they were in effect a monopoly of four firms.  If you wanted to get a high paying executive position later on in life you had to put your time in and get that line on your resume that you had experience working for a "Big 4" accounting firm and they knew it and took advantage of it.

The Fortune 500 firms that had the Executive positions you hoped you would land later in your career knew that if you could last 3-5 years working for the "Big 4" then you had been conditioned to work 70-80 hour weeks and that if they would hire you, then 60 hour weeks wouldn't seem so bad in comparison.  What a raquet huh?

This is how it works in corporate Amerika today.  Our political system destroys small business owners by supporting the practices of large corporations who donate through their lobbyists.  They also constantly enact laws that make it difficult for small businesses to compete against the large Corporate entities.  On top of that the regulations that are imposed by Congress (like the Sarbanes-Oxley act) make it impossible for small businesses to afford to pay to be compliant with these regulations, therefore it limits how much they can grow, because there are financial threshholds you need to reach in order to be forced to be compliant with these arcane rules.  So if you are a small business with $90 million worth of sales (made up numbers for the purpose of this example) and you know that if you reach $100 million in sales that you will be subject to the Sarbanes-Oxley controls compliance rules that will cost your company a half million to implement, strategically you don't want your sales to go over that threshhold.  Therefore it limits the growth of the true drivers of our economy, small business, and helps the monopolies/quadopolies of the world to stay dominant.

Speaking of Sarbanes Oxley, I used to be an internal auditor for another of the Big 4 accounting firms and you wouldn't believe how much money these accounting firms made on this legislation.  It sounds like a complicated accounting scheme in theory but in reality it was simply some young sclub accoutant interviewing corporate executives and verifying that they did what they said they did.  For instance management was supposed to sign off monthly on their assistant's reconcilations.  So I would ask to see three random month's and make sure that there was a signature of review on it for each of those three months.  Whoopdi freiking doooo.  I can honestly say that this was a huge boondoogle for the accounting industry when this legislation was enacted and a complete waste of time and resources for the corporate entity.  Sure there were instances when the controls structure of a company were strengthened but if a company really needed this type of expertise they could have requested it rather than it being forced upon them through government regulation.

So that is how our system works today.  If you want to get good experience on your resume so that you can land a job as a corporate executive at some point in your career and possibly make six figures at some point in your life then the sacrifices that you need to make are extreme.  There is a reason that many of the partners in these Firms are divorced.  The other choices that you can make in your career are very limited if you don't play their game at least for three years.  Sure you could work for a local firm, but don't expect a high paying executive position later in life, expect to continue to make your managing partner lots of money and work slightly less hours than at the Big 4 firms.

People who hate on the "rich" do not understand what it takes for a regular guy or gal to make it to that level.  Sure there are those who have rich parents and are awarded a job based on nepotism, but those examples are few and far in between.  Also, consider that a six figure income is not what it once was.  Due to the insidious effects of inflation the purchasing power of a six figure income is equivalent to making $50k - $60k in the 1980's, which was not that long ago.  Don't get me wrong, the very rich, the .01% of the population are robbing us blind and that hatred is justified, however the media twist that hatred so that people end up hating people who are just trying to work hard and be successful.  Success should never be stigmatized, it should be respected and honored. 

So either you play the game or your decide to start your own game which is very difficult without someone to finance your business idea.  This song was born from the rage that I felt being trapped in this sycophantic ego-fueld workaholic culture.  Many people there are anti-social to begin with so working long hours is no problem with them and these are the people you must compete against.  You must give up your life outside of work in order to succeed.  If you do not work the hours that are mandated, not requested you will find yourself with bad reviews and eventually you will be dismissed.  Imagine how good that looks on a resume. 


The Anarcho Ant

I am an ant!
And I don't believe in conformity, which sometimes makes it difficult to be an ant.

Breaking my back day after day,
carrying crumbs to put on the queen's tray,
I want to run I want to play.
 I need a dream that will take me away,
My every thought, my every action,
put into motion by a tyrant led faction,
I am not whole merely a fraction --
a fractured soul searching for satisfaction.

I am a slave to the being in charge,
she's got her visions but they are not ours,
My power's small hers is quite large,
I guess that's why she's the being in charge.
I listen to her what can I do?
She's bigger longer quicker and stronger --
I want to strip her power I do,
But I don't have a way to kill a tyrant - do you?
The other ants they have nothing to prove.
So I just write and try to plan my next move,
How do I get the hill to go with my groove?

I'd rather die on my feet than live on my knees,
which does makes it hard for me to be me.
I won't feel complete until I set us all free.
I'm reaching my threshhold can't you see?
So I write it all down, thought after thought,
I try to point out that our leaders are bought,
I ask them to question all they've been taught,
I ask them to see how our culture is caught.

Caught between a class divide that grows every day,
Caught between religious rights for which wars are waged,
Caught between a wondrous world that captures my heart,
And the necessity of progress that tears it apart.

I am an ant!
So if you feel like an ant, if you feel like I do,
Then join me and let's change our culture's worldview.


Thursday, July 25, 2013


By JJ3 The Liberty Bard

In this song I combined the concept of praying for the true Patriots of this country, those who recognize and understand that our government has been or is being coopted by the military industrial complex and international banks, with what I believe the future holds for us, not just as Americans but as humans.  Listen, I understand that I think a lot, probably too much, my brain is constantly trying to think of possible solutions to upcoming problems we as a society are going to face eventually.  It may be next month, it may be in five years, but unfortunately as a financial expert (I'm a CPA and financial analysis) I don't really see any way out of this box we have put ourselves in.  We have painted the floor and now we are standing in the corner of the room wondering how we are going to get out of the room. 
This process is happening right in front of our eyes as our Federal Reserve banking system blantantly lends out trillions of dollars in secret to the banking cartels (central banks) around the world.  I believe, as do many others, that the purpose or goal of this banking cartel which is mainly owned by some of the richest families on the planet (Rothschild/Rockefeller) is to purposefully organize a crash of the United States economic system in order to gain more control over the world markets without a bunch of liberty loving activists being able to point out what is really going on and stand in their way. 

We are the only country on this planet that has truly experienced freedom, both economic and personal, on a nationwide historical basis, so they know that we may be the only country on the Earth that will fight for freedom once it is truly understood what their diabolical plan for humanity is.  This is why our government is constantly trying to find a way to take our guns.  This is why they put flouride in the water to dumb down the population.  This is why they took over the educational system in the early part of the 20th century to ensure that the population would not know the true meaning of our constitution (just a piece of paper) and what our forefather's truly wanted to create with the concept of America.  This is why everything they do must be classified and kept secret from us the People.  I thought that the US government was run "by the people" didn't you?
So when the economic collapse occurs, and I'm afraid that this is a certainty, the US government will impose martial law across this country.  At this point we will all understand exactly what the purpose of the NSA monitoring truly was for.  They will have lists of people who have publicly stated through their blogs, facebook, google, etc. that they are enemies of fascism.  All of these people, or True Patriots as I call them will be forced to make a choice.  Do we go silently into the night as they process us and our families into FEMA/reeducation camps and move to eliminate us as a threat to the establishment?  If so what then?  All it takes for evil to take hold is for good men to remain silent.
You see there is only one thing that the globalists fear and that is being exposed.  That is why they constantly try to divide us with distractions such as the recent Zimmerberg show trial (black vs. white) the Occupy Wall Street meme (rich vs. poor) and other such media created circuses.   ("United we stand, divided we fall." Pink Floyd - Hey You)  That is also why anyone who stands up to expose the truth is instantly labeled a conspiracy theorist, regardless of how often their historical critical views are proven to be correct.  (Alex Jones and others)
If you do not believe that there will be an economic collapse then you do not understand how the international banking cartel operates.  Not only have they used the worldwide central banking system to systematically enslave country after country, they have also instituted a pattern of creating bubbles to inflate the worth of their assets, selling at the top, and then rebuying everything a couple of years later when the markets hit bottom.  This is how certain families remain incredibly wealthy for centuries.  They are currently in the process of doing the same thing to America by using the Federal Reserve system to control the money supply. (I care not who runs the country as long as we control the money supply -Rothchild)  This is why Patriots like Ron Paul say that we have to End the Fed.  They print out money, (not literally -Bernanke) and give it to all of the largest banks in our country and around the world.  These banks then use this money to essentially make bets and to control the world markets to ensure that their bets do well.  Ever heard the phrase, the house always wins?  The stock market and derivatives market is nothing but a worldwide casino at this point and is it rigged.
So how does this crash our econony if they have control over it?  The Federal Reserve has backed itself into a corner.  They cannot stop or even slow down their monetary printing policies known as Quantitative Easing without a stock market collapse of epic proportions.  They cannot increase the increase rate without a bond market and derivatives collapse of epic proportions.  They have no cards left to play, so they "extend and pretend".  In other words they continue these policies until one day the free market takes over and demands that the price of money, stocks and bonds adjust to their true value. 

Ok, but won't this ruin them as well you ask?  Not really, because they have already started pulling their money out and buying hard assets like land and PM's.  As usual they will sit back and wait for the collapse and then swoop in and buy everything on the cheap.  Sounds fantastical?  This has been done over and over again by the globalist elites since the central banking concept was creating into law after the richest men in the country/world got together on Jekyll Island and created the central bank legislature and had their man Woodrow Wilson sign it into law over Christmas break in the 1910's when Congress was not in session.  This is why the Federal Reserve was created in the first place.  These are not dumb men.  They were and are only concerned with the preservation of wealth.  They don't have the ability to even comprehend what the life of a normal person must be like and they certain don't know how to feel empathy for us.  In other words they could care less how their greed affects the rest of us.
In the meantime, the DHS stocks up on bullets and tanks.  Why?  Because they understand what is coming.  They know that it is only a matter of time before the imminent collapse happens and they know when it does there will be riots across America.  What do you think is going to happen when our government can no longer afford to pay social security, food stamps and other corporate welfare checks.  Do you think that the people who have become accustomed to living on the dole are going to be happy about it?  When people have nothing left to lose, they lose it.

I don't want to offend anyone who is not religious but I truly believe that what is needed in this country is not only a return to libertarian principles and economic freedom that made our country an economic powerhouse and gave it the label "Land of the Free" but also a return to God.  Five years ago I was an atheist, my most important personal and spiritual accomplishment was reaching level 78 with my World of Warcraft character.  I laughed at religious "kooks" and thought them to be nieve.  But I stand before you today and I can tell you with certainty that God has an amazing purpose for each and every one of us.  I surrendered my life to Christ last year and I cannot begin to explain how much my life has changed for the better. 

God wants great men to help in the fight against the forces of darkness, which are many in this world.  Don't believe me, turn on the news.  I have chosen to fight on the side of good.  Why?  Because I see the evil that exists in this world and I know that without forces of good to at least attempt to stop it, evil will envelop the world.  Indeed it already has in some places.  (North Korea) 

I found a church that I consider to be relevant and I know there are many more growing in popularity across this great country.  I urge those of you who have turned away from the church or have never experienced the love of Christ to please give another church a try.  Heck, give three a try until you find the one that you want to be a part of.  Without a true spiritual revival in this country we will lose our many blessings.  It is obvious that we have been a blessed country throughout most of our existence as we have always been a God fearing nation.  However, as our country continues to turn away from God, He will turn away from us.  It is written.  I don't know about you, but I prefer to live in a blessed country and I believe an old fashion revival, thousands baptised nightly as was once done in this country will lead us back to prosperity.  We have to do the natural, God will take care of the supernatural. 
So this song is about how when TSHTF I will be praying for the Patriots to rise up and overcome and to help recreate a system based on Liberty, Freedom and Goodness from the ashes so that we can begin to rebuild our nation and become that shining light on the hill that we once were. 

I hope that you enjoy this song, I'm looking for any talented musicians to work with me to cover this song and a video to go with it so as to make this a more professional presentation that we can take viral.

Dear Lord, I pray for the patriots, they are a threat to the establishment,
I ask that you would please look over them, I have -- a feeling they're the key to freedom,
Please bless our righteous anger at this mess, help us to wonderful their wickedness,
Spare us from the riots and the FEMA camps, preserve the batteries within our lamps.
We pray that we can change the way they think,
But if, it comes down to it don't let me blink.
What to do? A treasonous fate?
Aren't we all - a ward of the state?
Hopeless hunger can lead to hate.
Which then will fuel - the mob irate,
Politicians procrastinate.
because they know -- that it's too late.
So if I die, please remember the date.
I'll meet you at the pearly gates
Dear Lord I pray for the unawakened, I pray that by you their soul is taken,
If we could champion a new revival, it could be the very key to our survival,
Please help me share your love and your kindness, help me cure the apathy and all the blindness
We pray that we can change the way they think,
But if, it comes down to it don't let me blink.

Monday, July 15, 2013


By JJ3 The Liberty Bard

When you hear people talk about the population of the United States you will frequently hear them say three hundred million people.  The actual population is actually more than that, I think it's closer to 330 million people but that doesn't flow as well for this song.  So this phrase three hundred million people was just kind of floating around in my head when all of a sudden I realized that this was the beginning to my next song.  It was an unnoticed poetic phrase and the seven syllables flowed really well and created kind of a natural beat.
You know I'm right when I say that each and every one of those three hundred million people has an opinion on how to run our country.   Americans are nothing if not inflated with confidence that they could fix all the problems in this country if people would just listen to what THEY want done. Unfortunately too many of those opinions are based on emotions and not logical long term thinking on what is best for our country now and in the future.  So that was the thought process that birthed this song.  Once I had the first two lines I had the seven syllable rhythm to set up the entire stanza and the next lines just came naturally - on how to run a system, that's already been bought.  Once I got to that point I pretty much felt like I was in the writing zone where I didn't even have to think I just had to write down the next line.  I was reading an article on the Burning Platform entitled "Who are the Real Traitors" by Jim Quinn, the administrator of the site.  I kept reading and writing this song at the same time.  To say that this article inspired this song would be an accurate statement.

I know, who cares about the thought process on how I came up with the idea of this song?  I'm simply trying to communicate to you the listener how the ideas for lyrics come into my head.  I have been given a gift for writing songs and I believe that the ideas I get come from somewhere.  I can't explain really where they come from and I have given it some thought, but I would say that my strong belief in a loving peaceful God is strengthened through this process.  In reality, I read a lot of different websites that describe the concepts of liberty and freedom and why it is so important.  It's no coincidence that America was a country of innovation and economic prosperity during the 1800's when our country had the greatest level of individual freedom the world had ever seen.

Every day I see that freedom slowly being eroded away one police brutality video on youtube at a time.  The level of ignorance and apathy in this country is rising to a level that I believe will result in a disastrous outcome.  We fight over the rights of gays to marry and the outcome of a show trial while reporters are murdered while driving, our banking system systematically bleeds the middle class dry and our government fights multiple shadow wars around the globe.  But nobody can be bothered to protest the real issues facing our country.  So what can we do?

Many people believe that we can educate and awaken others and hope that our efforts are enough to awaken a critical mass of people that are strong enough to stop the tide and reawaken the spirit of America and stop the encroaching tyranny of our current Amerika.  There are many ways to educate.  Lew Rockwell runs a blog and post links to various great books by such fathers of Liberty as Murray Rothbard, Ludwig Von Mises and Henry Hazlitt, amongst many other current promoters of the concepts of Liberty and true Freedom.  He also produces a weekly podcast where he talks with other freedom loving liberty minded experts.  He produces a world class blog with posts by several different authors that offer a refreshing alternative perspective to what defines true patriotism and promotes peaceful solutions over aggressive secretive measures.

There are several other blogs that offer up educational articles like The Burning Platform which post original articles as well as providing the perspective of certain authors the administrator reads and shares with his audience.  The Daily Bell exposes how the media has become the State's lapdog by promoting different memes that allow the manipulative government forces to control the obedient sheep through their repetitive propaganda techniques.  The Economic Collapse Blog list various facts article after article that support his assertion that we will soon face a worldwide economic collapse due to the unexpected consequences of government policies.  Zero Hedge details the financial manipulation of the world's markets by a financial elitist class that runs the six largest banks in the country that control the majority of the banking system and collaborate with their government counterparts and other bankers to create situations where they can profit handsomely despite the economic devastation they leave behind in their wake for the people.  See Greece for details.

Also you have Alex Jones, a well read historian who has a 3 hour daily radio show, a nightly news broadcast and a willingness to stand up to every facet of shadow government provocations against us the people.  He covers everything from autism caused by vaccinations to planned government poison of the air we breath and water we drink.  There are many more excellent sites dedicated to the cause of Liberty and survival in the upcoming hardships, like Alt-Market and Silverbear cafe.  If you have not heard of any of these sites I urge you to google all of them and read what they have to say.  If you want to awaken your soul to the truth then look past your government sponsored education and mainstream media propaganda that has been showered upon you your whole life and learn how the world truly works.  In a nutshell, lose the naivety.  These people are not creating these sites for monetary gain, they truly want to help humanity shed our chains and take the next evolutionary step into a world without borders and States that function as chaperones.

You see, since my eyes have been opened and I have awaked, I also have that urge to help humanity overcome it's long struggle with aggression and empire.  However, it sounds like everything is covered above right?  So where does that leave me?   Well as stated above, I believe that I was given a great gift.  I have an innate talent for writing lyrics.  This is not my ego speaking.  Whether or not you believe my lyrics are good or meaningful, I believe that they are.  To me that is all that matters.  My life has a purpose and that purpose is to use my gift to write for a cause that I believe in, the cause of Liberty.  The super successful societies all throughout history have always been the ones with Liberty.  So I write and try to connect with talented musicians who share in my passion.  Artists like Jordan Page whose music moves me to rage over our current systems injustice and aggressiveness when he narrates the indecencies and atrocities committed by our government in the name of Freedom.  It is an affront to Freedom.  Not only is our empire an affront to Liberty and Freedom it forces me to pay for it's destructive policies at the point of a gun.

I don't know about you, but that kind of pisses me off.  So I write songs in protest.  I know that music is the way to reach the masses.  If I can at a minimum arouse their curiousity, maybe they will start asking questions.  And maybe eventually they will start asking the right questions.  My sole purpose for writing these lyrics is to create good music that people like because of the beat and the flow.  The lyrics will be a stealth attach on their sense, a subliminal message bombarding LIBERTY directly into their brain.  Maybe after they hear it four or five times, they may actually wonder what the hell I am talking about.  Look I was once under the influence of the mainstream media and believed the education that the government had given me.  Fortunately I had someone point me towards the Silverbear cafe one day and that simple act changed my entire perspective on this world, the devil's playground.  I only hope I can do the same for someone else.

As Jordan Page says -

"I'm just a stranger here,
I'm a long long way from home.
How can I change all those things I find strange
I am just one man alone."

However in the triumphant ending the last lines changes from
"I am just one man alone" to
"I know that I'm not alone."

How fitting.

I know that I'm not alone and I'm asking for the help of talented musicians and video creators and editors to help me take this video attached, this raw product and help me make it better and turn it viral.  With the right musician and the right video this song could become the first track on the Soundtrack to the Revolution.

JJ3 The Liberty Bard

“…I can’t in good conscience allow the US government to destroy privacy, internet freedom and basic liberties for people around the world with this massive surveillance machine they’re secretly building.”Edward Snowden
“The great fear that I have regarding the outcome for America of these disclosures is that nothing will change. [People] won’t be willing to take the risks necessary to stand up and fight to change things… And in the months ahead, the years ahead, it’s only going to get worse. [The NSA will] say that… because of the crisis, the dangers that we face in the world, some new and unpredicted threat, we need more authority, we need more power, and there will be nothing the people can do at that point to oppose it. And it will be turnkey tyranny.” – Edward Snowden

Three hundred million people
With three hundred million thoughts
On how to run a system that’s already been bought,
By the bankers I mean gangsters
And one tenth of one percent,
Of the people on this planet,
Who use the government:
To tell us who to hate,
To tell us what to think,
To spy on every action,
To take us to the brink,
Of tyranny, oppression,
Ruling oligarchy,
Enriching all their friends
Should we try to stop them and fight for liberty?
Or should we just accept their turnkey tyranny?

Three hundred million people who look the other way,
A country apathetic, to what the critics say,
Whistleblowers whistle, politicians cry,
They can’t expose our secrets, and no one wonders why,
The government can watch us but we cannot watch them,
They’ll label you a traitor if you commit the sin,
Of showing what their up to, exposing what they do,
Pulling back the curtain, so we can all see who
Tells us who to hate,
Tells us what to think,
Spies on every action,
Takes us to the brink,
Of tyranny, oppression,
Ruling oligarchy,
Enriching all their friends
Should we try to stop them and fight for liberty?
Or should we just accept their turnkey tyranny?

Three hundred million people who all should be ashamed
For being apathetic, while the statist go insane,
Destroy the fourth amendment, Eviscerate the first,
It’s just a piece of paper, our founding father’s curse.
The thing you must remember, when they wrote the bill of rights,
The world was run by tyrants, that our founders chose to fight,
They tried to make a system, that was structured to prevent,
Tyranny emerging, within our government,
They warned us not to trade an ounce of liberty,
For the comfort of the promise of false security,
Collectivist would rule us, every day and every where
The question we must ask, is simply do we care?
I have to ask the question, and if you answer no,
You’ve learned to love your servitude, repeat the words below…
Tell us who to hate,
Tell us what to think,
Spy on every action,
Take us to the brink,
Of tyranny, oppression,
Ruling oligarchy,
Enriching all their friends
Why should we try to stop them and fight for liberty?
We should just accept their turnkey tyranny.  
“The issue boils down to this: do we care about freedom? Do we care about responsibility and accountability? Do we care that our government and media have been bought and paid for? Do we care that average Americans are being looted in order to subsidize the fattest of cats on Wall Street and in government? Do we care? When the chips are down, will we stand up and fight, even if it means standing up against every stripe of fashionable opinion in politics and the media? Times like these have a way of telling us what kind of a people we are, and what kind of country we shall be.” – Ron Paul 
“I’m neither traitor nor hero. I’m an American.”Edward Snowden

“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” - Samuel Adams

Wednesday, July 3, 2013


By JJ3 The Liberty Bard
This song was inspired by an article written by Bill Bonner (The Daily Reckoning) in June of 2013.  In this article Bill talked about the smoke of ZIRP and the mirror of QE.  I thought that this particular phrase was very poetic and it became the beginning line for this song.  "When the smoke of ZIRP and the mirror of QE..."
I know that many people have no idea what these terms mean or what these letters even stand for.  Let me enlighten you somewhat if you are one of those people.  ZIRP stands for the zero interest rate policy that the Federal Reserve has enacted since the financial collapse of 2008.  QE stands for Quantitative Easing, which is a fancy way of saying monetary intervention by our central banks which is basically a fancy way of saying the Fed prints money and then gives it to the largest banks in the world.  Why?  In the name of financial stability of course.
So ok, now that we know that, uh, so what?  Well here is the issue.  When the Federal Reserve Central Banking system forcibly uses it's policy to keep the interest rate low it creates bubbles.  Remember the housing bubble?  Or the tech bubble?  Bubbles are created when the Fed not only creates money out of thin air but also keeps the rates artificially low and then basically gives it to the banks for practically free.  Oh and did I mention that the Fed actually pays the banks to hold on to the money and not lend it out to us, the American people? 
If you are still thinking ok I don't see what the big deal is, this is what the Fed is designed to do.  Let me explain as follows.  The interest rate in essence is the price of money.  It determines how much it costs to borrow or lend money. When it goes up then the banks can make more money by lending it out to us.  When it goes down, why in the world would a bank want to lend it to us and take the risk that we don't pay them back when they can just hold the money in their vaults (on their books) and collect interest risk free from the Federal Reserve?   OK, so this is a bit of a simplification I know, but here is the real issue.
These policies, ZIRP and QE, have created perhaps the biggest bubble this world has ever seen.  Where?  In the bond market.  If you didn't know the bond market is many many times bigger in terms of money invested in it than the housing market that imploded in 2008 and collapsed our economy.  When the Federal Reserve tries to change or reverse their ZIRP and QE policies it will make the bond market go wild and collapse.  Even if done very carefully, there is no way around this financial truth.  This upcoming bond market collapse is a certainty, there is no escape.  The only thing that the Federal Reserve can do is to "extend and pretend".  I'm sorry, that's not true, they can also "lie and deny."  That is they will continue these policies until the invisible hand of the market takes that decision out of their hands AS IT ALWAYS HAS THROUGHOUT HISTORY!
So sit back, get your popcorn ready and get ready to experience a worldwide economic collapse of a scale that most cannot even imagine within the next couple of years.  Please don't say that you weren't warned and that you didn't see it coming.  If you really believe that then you are not watching or reading the right information.  I recommend www.thedailyreckoning.com highly if you want to educate yourself further on these issues.  Also www.theburningplatform.com is another excellent site for financial education.  I read them both daily and enjoy their sharp financial analysis.
Here are the lyrics for the song posted in the video above.


When the smoke of ZIRP and the mirror of QE,

Lead a nation to believe in false prosperity,

When the magic show ends and illusion is revealed,

When the people look around and there’s nothing left to steal,

Will we turn the tv off and finally start to feel?

The American people got the short end of the deal.

Do we have the courage can we find the bravery,

To confront our servitude and escape our slavery

Quantitative Easing – yes it is so pleasing,

To the Wall Street bankers and connected traders,

But for the average Joe who doesn’t really know,

What easing really means it’s only shattered dreams.

We’ve crucified savers on a cross of zero interest rates

Rewarded bad behavior and tempted the financial fates,

We’ve printed so much paper, only one thing left to contemplate,

When the Fed begins to taper, how long will we have to wait,

Before the party’s over and we begin to hyper-inflate.

Mobs, Messiahs and markets too,

Empire of Debt - US I Owe U,

There’s really not that much left to say…

Just sitting here on the dock of the bay,

Waiting for the financial reckoning day.
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By JJ3 The Liberty Bard

This song was inspired partly by a comment made by Adam Carolla on his podcast.  He simply noted (or complained) how narcissistic our American society has become.  It's true, look around, too many people in America today are only concerned about themselves.  They make decisions based upon how it effects them, their politics are based on voting for the politician who will give them the most stuff.  They cut in front of you in line at the store and act like you are not there.  They talk on their cellphone while driving not caring that they are in your way and slowing you down.  Everything they do is centered around them.  Their facebook post tell you what they had for lunch, and they actually think that other people care.
It become dangerous when you couple these narcissistic tendencies with a government that wants to be our parent, our teacher our principal.  The government wants to tell us what to eat and how fast we can drive and how to raise our kids and whether or not we should be allowed to defened ourselves and what we can ingest into our OWN bodies.  They ignore our natural rights, not just as citizens, but also as human beings. 
Their policies are financially disastrous.  They believe that they can get something for nothing.  They think that they can just continue to print money out of thin air to pay for every policy that they think is in our best interests.  When the numbers don't work, as they never do, and the economy begins to collapse then they just lie and change the way the formula is calculated. 
The lyrics are below and if you want to hear me make a fool of myself and sing it, then check out the video above.
Welcome to the narcissistic nanny state
It's a bureaucratic feudalistic magistrate.
It's got an ego powered artificial mad mandate,
If you're full of self importance than you think it's great
If you love to control others then you can relate
But the only thing a government can ever create
is a central banking system a destructive tax rate,
and a craving for power they can never satiate.
Governments and bureaucrats,
Monopolies and manipulated stats
Bureaucracies and men in black,
Come work for us we'll all get fat.

They'll offer you destruction and democracy,
They'll give you money if you follow policy,
They'll never let you know it's all a fallacy
They'll even let you pretend that you're truly free
As long as you don't ever go and disagree
Then they won't shock and awe you very viciously.

We're regulated by fickle fabulous fools,
Who love to dominate you with their government rules.
They're in it for the power and perhaps the glory,
Manipulate the media to sell their story

The military industrial complex,
Enforces all their orders regardless if they wreck,
The lives of ordinary people by mistake,
To get your vote they'll give but they prefer to take.
To offer up a little bit of clarity,
You just can't print prosperity.
I just want a government that's sensible,
And follows a non aggression principle,
But every day leviathan increases in size,
Truth is treason in an empire of lies.