A PIG IN A POKE

newspaperjpgOn Nov. 12, 2008, the front-page, above the fold, news story loudly proclaimed:

The Treasury Department on Wednesday, officially abandoned the original strategy behind its $700 billion effort to rescue the financial system, as administration officials acknowledged that banks and financial institutions were as unwilling as ever to lend to consumers.”

Ah . . .  really?  And you’re surprised?  I’m not!  Their stated purpose failed utterly, but their hidden one succeeded beyond their wildest dreams.

That old saying, ignorance and mushrooms grow best in the dark” sure seems to hit home in this case doesn’t it?mushrooms

And you do remember how you grow mushrooms, don’t you? “Keep ’em in the dark and cover them with horse shit.”  That’s how you grow mushrooms and that’s the program that King Henry Paulson has been using on us.

He sold us down the river and we bought the proverbial “pig in the poke” – the classic con-man trick!  You’ve got to admire ol’ Hammerin’ Henry, he pulled a fast one on us all once again.  Maybe we all need a reminder of what a “pig in a poke”  is, to make sure we don’t get tricked again down the road.

A “Pig-in-a-poke” is an idiom that refers to a confidence trick originating in the Late Middle Ages, when meat was scarce but apparently rats and cats were not.

pig-in-a-poke1The scheme entailed the sale of a “suckling pig” in a “poke” (a bag). The wriggling bag would actually contain a cat — not particularly prized as a source of meat — that was sold to the victim in an unopened bag.

A common colloquial expression in the English language, to “buy a pig in a poke,” is to foolishly make a risky purchase without inspecting the item beforehand. (A poke means sack)

The phrase can also be applied to accepting an idea or plan without a full understanding of its basis. It’s starting to sound an awful lot like King Henry’s plan isn’t it? –

It is exactly what “Slippery” Henry got us to buy in on, without examination! We should have heeded the advice from Richard Hill’s  Common-place Book, written in 1530, which gave this advice to market traders:

“When ye proffer the pigge, open the poke.”

The Mushroom Plan: Mr. Paulson conceded that he had scrapped the plan he originally sold to Congress in September, which was to have the Treasury Department manure-compostbuy hundreds of billions of dollars worth of illiquid mortgage-backed securities to free up banks to resume normal lending.

The program is still called the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP, but it will not buy troubled assets. “Our assessment at this time is that this is not the most effective way to use TARP funds,” Mr. Paulson said. Instead, Treasury will step up its program of injecting capital directly into banks and, for the first time, expand it to include financial companies that are not federally regulated banks or thrifts.  So what do we do now? Go on hoping that the next “bright idea” will work out any better?  It won’t.  Not when the “fox is in the hen-house” that’s for sure. Never forget that we’re being fed a steady diet of nothing but lies.  People who lie to you are trying to control you. People who are trying to control you are lying to you.

It is still my hope that maybe all peoples well start using the most powerful weapon of all against this deadly serious situation. That weapon is the SPOTLIGHT OF TRUTH. And the most advanced delivery system in the world, which is still free – – the internet.

Your words, whether by word of mouth or in written form, are mightier than the sword.  So when are you now going to join the world-wide “Truth Revolution?” It’s very simple.

First you have to realize that truth is always simple and complexities are full of lies.

Next, spread the truth by any media available to you. Remember only deceptions and lies are complicated.  All truths are simple.

People have been unable to come to understand what is going on in this world because they are trying to get their wits around something that is intended to create complexities and confusion. This is the problem.

What we’re dealing with in the world of high finance and banking is a complexity intentionally created to keep anyone from figuring out what they’re doing.  And now the same people we are now asking us to just  trust them to solve it.  In other words, they want us to buy their “pig in a poke!”  It just doesn’t make sense.

Truth is logical; truth is reasonable; truth is simple and understandable; it makes sense even to the uneducated. But we’re dealing with the criminal mind. They are deviously plotting to create a situation that is not understandable, so only they can “solve it.”

Their mantra is “never let the truth see the light of day” and to this end, they are winning.

Just remember this when you are next expected to buy a “pig in a poke” from King Henry Paulson or any successor.

Because the Treasury Secretary’s “mushroom plan” is an exact copy of how to grow mushrooms: keep them in the dark and covered with shit so the light of day (the truth) can never be seen.

It’s time to wake up America and OPEN THE POKE!

Sometimes it grieves me.

daniel w. jacobs
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