Meet the Real Deal: Michael Hoffman on ‘Usury in Christendom’
Michael Hoffman is undoubtedly one of the leading thinkers on the Money Power. His analysis of Talmudic, Rabbinical thinking is brilliant. To see him now come out with all guns blazing against Usury is really very good news for all anti-Usury activists out there.
Hoffman does not mince words, is a formidable academic, is keenly aware of both the Jewish aspect of the Money Power and how it destroyed Catholicism and the papacy and does not fear stating God’s case short and simple as it is. In short: he’s our man.
His site is ‘On the Contrary’ at revisionistreview.blogspot.com and his latest book is called ‘Usury in Christendom’ and is a virulent attack against Usury, the Money Power and ‘Christians’ going along. He is forceful, scathing, to the point and incredibly well informed. Below you’ll find a short presentation by him on his latest book, including a transcription of his most vital points.
But I certainly want to highlight this familiar point that Hoffman makes: ‘…freedom from interest on money, is essentially the battle for freedom from the Money Power’. This is the key message. The Money Power rules through control of the money supply and its main tool of domination is Usury.
All the pundits out there that ‘valiantly battle the NWO’, but either ignore or deny this are just fools or worse. This is one of those lithmus tests that immediately show you who know and who don’t.
Since Hoffman, in the video below, doesn’t mind taking a direct shot at Thomas Woods and the von Mises institute, I’ll also add this: exposing Usury and Usurers for what they are in itself is a pleasant task when it comes to people like Bernanke, Rothschild, Trichet and the like. Everybody hates them.
But since the ‘Alternative Media’ is dominated by Libertarians, we have shown discomfort in being associated with them too and this has not always generated the same kind of sympathy as when we play a little with the bankers themselves.
But if you consider the truth as so powerfully put forward by Hoffman in his book, and you compare this to what Gary North has to say about interest and Christians, clearly something big is going on.
Here’s how Gary North summarizes his findings on usury in the Bible in his massive 20 volume ‘Economic Commentary on the Bible’
“I have good news and bad news. It is OK to deposit money in the bank and earn interest. That’s the good news. It is unwise to borrow money to buy anything but investments and to meet emergencies. That is bad news for most Christians.”
So Gary North simply says you can rape your brethren with usury, but you are sinning if you are allowing yourself to be raped.
This is the typical, purely satanic great turn around. Blaming the victim and whitewashing Usurious Usurpation.
It is not important that Thomas Woods is a nice guy. It is not important that Gary North’s ‘grumpy old man’ persona is really funny.
What is important is that these men are consciously lying from highly paid positions, and not only about usury. They are usurers, liars, hypocrites, thieves and enabling murder, just like the idiots of the Mainstream. They are our enemies. And yes, when we aim to serve Christ we must love our enemies. But love comes in two kinds: soft love and tough love. Tough love is when you discipline your child when it is damaging stuff or endangering himself or others. Here’s some tough love by Jesus, when dealing with the Pharisees (Matthew 23):
13 But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in [yourselves], neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.
14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
Is it reasonable to quote this in a ‘normal, rational debate about economics’? It is very reasonable. Economics has been hijacked by Money Power agents of many persuasions, and they have turned it into a soulless pseudoscience dealing with scarcity. But it is in fact the simple, yet sacred, science of tapping into God’s abundance by sharing it equitably. And Usury is not part of that plan.
I’m not one to say ‘the Bible is the word of God and that’s the end of it’. The Word is the Logos and the Logos is within us all. Or better: we are all within the Logos. The Logos has different words for the same things in different eras for different people and the 21st century needs its own paradigms describing equitable sharing, just as we no longer are satisfied with Genesis 1 to explain the creation of the Universe.
But the simple truths when it comes to economics are still the same as back then in Jesus’ time, and it’s a sacred science, that’s why the Bible and other holy books talk so much about it. They all condemn Usury as a mortal sin. People, ‘economists’, explaining Usury is grand are heretics keeping people from the path. When they parade as Christians, they must be exposed. Just as when we patiently, yet vehemently, oppose their false ‘theories’ explaining how Usury benefits everybody in the long run.
We’ll have to stick to tough love. People keeping the Kingdom from us by explaining us that theft through Usury is no longer theft are both heretics and pseudo scientists.
I, for one, am relieved to find myself in the camp of such a powerful Christian, philosopher, historian, theologian and economist as Michael Hoffman.
Here’s a short presentation by him on his main points:
And here are just a few of his points transcribed for those who hate looking at a 33 min video when it can be read in two (although you’d miss his very powerful presentation):
Cicero equated usury with murder.
Usury is interest on money, not ‘excessive interest’, which is the modern Orwellian Newspeak for Usury, but interest on money as it was always defined, until the Money Power got in control and then falsified it.
Interest on money was condemned as a mortal sin. It was put on a level at least as theft and sometimes compared with murder. And this was the consistent opinion of the church for at least the first millennium.
What we’re dealing with here is gradualism. There is no way the Money Power could have come in a truly revolutionary manner, at least until it captured the papacy. Once it captured the papacy, then you began to see the footprints of the revolution…..And then you came at the papacy of Leo X, the first of the Medici popes, and only then did you see this revolutionary gnawing away at Usury laws.
Nowadays you have these so-called ‘Catholic libertarians’ like Thomas Woods who openly say Usury isn’t a sin.
This redefinition of Usury as ‘excessive interest’ is necessary for our modern mentality, which is immersed in money-getting, and in greed, it’s a part of all of our lives, it’s woven into our corrupt society, it’s the root of all evil, and we can’t even conceive of a society that says ‘interest on money’, the breeding of money from money, is a mortal sin that will damn your soul to perdition.
Jesus said in Luke 6:35 to lend freely, expecting nothing in return.
The exception in the Old Testament (on Usury prohibition) is because interest on money is so destructive, so damaging, so predatory, that God said you can use it against His enemies.
If we are deceiving ourselves, it is because we need to deceive ourselves. It’s because our lively-hoods depend on interest on money. Or because we believe greed is a lesser sin than lust.
……when we are conspiring with priests, and preachers and ministers and popes in deluding ourselves into believing that there is some greater evil than the Money Power. If there is a greater evil than the Money Power, than the Bible is lying.
To say that the Money Power is at the very top of the evils that we need to work against basically overwhelms people. They want something else to fight.
Christians would be flabbergasted if there was a whorehouse for them down the street, but if there is a whorehouse called a bank, they are not only not flabbergasted, they are probably working there!
And then they are going in as social justice people who are concerned for the poor they are going to go along and palliate the wounds of those people who have been injured by interest on debt. There is a satanic level of mockery there. It is satanic ridiculing of us. Because Jesus intended that we would be overcomers here, that we would be a light unto the world. Instead we make a mockery of the Gospel by these shortcuts that we take….The inability to have faith in God.
And to proceed as we have proceeded (by allowing Usury) , is to reject Grace, not only do we reject the Law, we also reject Grace. Meanwhile, we’re playing the part of hypocrites, we say ‘we’re Christians, we’re Catholics, we’re the reforms, we’re the evangelicals! Come to us world and learn a new way of being’. A new way of being that is based on Compound Interest???
How many Catholics follow the Von Mises institute? How many Catholics follow Ayn Rand?