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The Babylonian Woe; a Study of the Origin of Certain Banking Practices and of Their Effect on the Events of Ancient History Written in the Light of the Present Day. Hardcover – 1975
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David Astle researched the very beginnings of money and how the money creators became all-powerful since Babylonian times. Explains money and banking systems from 5,000BC to the present, and how money lenders/creators have come to hold unlimited power.
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It is fascinating how David Astle describes the advancement of the semi-secret caste of money creators from the point of being the lords of silver mining:
- to the owners of the storage of silver and gold in temples, getting priests and kings under their control,
- making kings to their war tools to get enough supply of slaves,
- becoming the lords over war and peace, and
- "were able to make a mockery of the beliefs of simple people", as the author writes in his Preface.
Through issuing clay tablets that guaranteed a certain amount of silver, produced by scribes, the money creators acquired experience in creating money - the clay tablets - covered by nothing else but the belief that these clay tablets could be at anytime exchanged for real silver. This simple trick increased the money creator's power tenfold. To pay their scribes to produce those clay tablets was by far cheaper and simpler than to mine real silver and gold by putting slaves to work. Now compare this method with the possibility of the Fed and other central banks today, which are owned by private bankers, to produce money out of thin air electronically.
We learn in school about wars and battles, but David Astle shows us who the real decision makers are behind historical events since Babylonian times.
Bible say that love of money is the root of evil. Yes, it is and some people will allways have love of money. I believe, that in the future, people have to find way to live without money. Otherwise humanity is going to destroy itself.