The Land of Never
Have you ever been so clever You visited the Land of Never? “Never will I eat the foods that make me fat, Never will I say those awful words Like Heckedy Schmekedy drat,” Or in a moment of practiced pique When your bottom’s fallen in the creek: “Never ever will I do that again, No horse could drag me through that glen,” Or when your friend and you have a falling out, A spat where you cross your arms and shout, “That’s it, never will I be your friend! Never! Never! Never! The End!” . . . But it’s not the end, now is it? You’ll eat the pie despite the pounds and zits, You’ll say some awful things Because they have a righteous ring, You’ll take that trip to somewhere far away, Smiling as you wipe off spray, You’ll call your friends And make amends, You’ll say, “Did I say ‘Never’? For me that’s far too clever. Let’s take a walk Around the block, Pluck a dandelion on the fly, Pick out Orion in the sky. Whatever we may endeavor Let’s steer clear Of the Land of Never.” ~Day Williams
You see, a legitimate government can both spend and lend money into circulation, while banks can only lend significant amounts of their promissory bank notes, for they can neither give away nor spend but a tiny fraction of the money the people need. Thus, when your bankers here in England place money in circulation, there is always a debt principal to be returned and usury to be paid. The result is that you have always too little credit in circulation to give the workers full employment. You do not have too many workers, you have too little money in circulation, and that which circulates, all bears the endless burden of unpayable debt and usury.
~Benjamin Franklin, Autobiography
Dost thou love life, then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of.
He that by the plough would thrive,
Himself must either hold or drive.
He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.