I enjoyed having the opportunity to speak to everyone who came out to Tropical Acres to support Steps To Salvation last Saturday night. Here’s the first of two videos taken by Boris Balaban. In this one, I talk about my motorcycle accident, near death experience, the evolution of my novel and what all of us must do to bring Salvation to earth.
One of my favorite US Presidents is Andrew Jackson – a man who understood the dangers of centralized banking and stood up courageously for the everyday working man and woman. Possibly due to his own humble and tragic childhood, Jackson was a champion for the rights of all individuals to live in freedom with plenty of opportunities to succeed.
That is why he (along with Abraham Lincoln) is featured prominently in Steps One and Two of my book. Nathan Rothschild tells the story of President Andrew Jackson during his exam answer in Mr. Bauer’s history class:
“In the 19th century two American presidents, Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln fought back and won against the centralized banking system of their time, The Bank of the United States. Jackson was a war hero. He defeated the British Army in the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812. The troops under his command nicknamed him ‘Old Hickory’ because he was ‘as tough as hickory.’ He respected the people’s will because of his own humble start in life. When he was a boy, he’d been a prisoner of war during the American Revolution until his widowed mother rescued him. Then she died and left him an orphan.
“Jackson always stood up for the rights of everyday working people. This helped him win the popular vote and an electoral majority during the Election of 1828. He believed the Bank of the United States gave too much power over the American economy to private bankers. That became the main issue of the 1832 Election. Jackson won re-election while he fought with Nicholas Biddle, the country’s first central banker. People called him ‘Czar Nicholas.’ Biddle made life very hard for small businesses and individuals by raising interest rates and controlling the money supply. “But President Andrew Jackson won. He destroyed the US Bank and paid off the national debt. It’s part of his unique legacy because he’s the only president in the history of the United States to do it. It is kind of funny that even though Jackson always liked gold and not paper money, he still ended up on the American twenty-dollar bill.”
Then later in Step Two, Advanced Soul and former US President Andrew Jackson applauds Israeli Prime Minister Eyal Grad for the creation of the Citizens Lottery System and offers this brief history lesson that includes an important point about the nature of humanity:
“Mr. Grad, as you may already know during my time on earth I was known as the first working-class president,” Jackson continued. “As an orphaned young man who raised himself out of poverty after my experience as a POW during the American Revolution, the plight of the common man was always foremost on my mind. Oh yes, I did some things I’m not proud of during my time on earth, including killing thousands of native Americans at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend. While in human form, we’re capable of exceptional acts of heroism and accomplishment, and regrettable acts of barbarism and cruelty. I was certainly no exception to this rule when I inhabited an earthly body known as Andrew Jackson, seventh President of the United States. “After I defeated the British in the Battle of New Orleans, many Americans called me ‘The Second George Washington’ and ‘The Hero.’ It wasn’t long before I heeded the call to run for the highest office in the land because it was my opportunity to take a stand against the centralized banking system. Centralized banks controlled the circulation and availability of money to the detriment of decent, everyday working people. As a relentless champion for common folks I was determined to put an end to this money monopoly.
“When I decided to run for President I knew I had to base my platform on revoking the charter of the Bank of the United States because it had too much power over the American economy through private bankers. We’d seen this throughout history with centralized banks like the Bank of England and the money traders of Biblical and Roman times. To a humble frontiersman like me, the Bank of the United States—with its board of directors tied to industry and manufacturing—was naturally biased in favor of the urban and industrial northern states. It was also unconstitutional and antithetical to the principles of individual liberty and equality.”
I highly recommend watching this excellent documentary on the exceptional life of President Andrew Jackson. There’s much more in the novel about him and his accomplishments on earth, so this is just a small taste. In a future post I will discuss another great President – Abraham Lincoln.
One of the many advancements in Salvation Time is the establishment of the Citizens Lottery System, designed to reward good behavior and to get money circulating locally for the benefit of all. During the End Days elites had used money to wield control over everyday people which is why in Step One, one of Mr. Bauer’s students enlightens the class about the sordid history of money. From the Roman Empire and the assassination of three good Roman Emperors, to the Goldsmiths of the Middle Ages and the creation of fractional reserve banking, to the Bank of England and the American Revolution, to the passage of the Federal Reserve Act in 1913, this student and Mr. Bauer engage in an interactive dialogue designed to be both entertaining and informative.
This particular student is a descendant of a real-life villain who helped perpetuate a stranglehold on the money supply during his lifetime. And because the history of money is intricately intertwined with world history over a span of centuries, his exam answer is the longest. In terms of the writing process, this posed a bit of a challenge in maintaining the balance of humor, knowledge, narrative and dialogue. I’m sure readers will let me know how well I accomplished the task!
Anyway, in Salvation Time money traders no longer have control over the world’s money supply for a variety of reasons including the transformation of lawyers and politicians from arrogant elites into modest pencil-pushers who no longer enjoy the immense trappings of power of the End Days. And in the aftermath of Israel’s isolation from the world, Prime Minister Eyal Grad leads his country through countless domestic improvements including the establishment of the Citizens Lottery System. In Step Two his soul has a chance to explain the success of the system to the Salvation Twelve, Moses, Jesus and Mohammed:
“First, I want to let everyone know that the Citizens Lottery System has exceeded our expectations by producing 30 millionaires per week in a country of about six million people. As per its intended purpose, money is constantly circulating in every local community in Israel, to the benefit of reputable small business owners and individual citizens who demonstrate the positive characteristics you’ve already mentioned—things like integrity, honesty and a good work ethic. I want to stress also that this Citizens Lottery System—CLS—is separate and independent from the traditional, existing lottery system with which most of us are very familiar. It hasn’t taken the place of the old lottery system, it’s just offered as another completely voluntary option for anyone who wishes to participate. But unlike the existing lotto, the CLS has some very strict guidelines in place—rules that every interested citizen must fulfill and obey as a condition of eligibility.”
Grad then informs his audience about the CLS requirements:
“Let’s say you’re an Israeli citizen and you want to participate in the CLS. You first must call a designated phone number to the CLS office in Jerusalem to apply for approval. You will give them your name, your social security number and address so that they can initiate and complete the mandatory background check. The reason you must submit to a background check is because the CLS requires that each participating citizen prove that they are a person of strong moral character. Of course we understand that as human beings we all commit sins but as long as there is no record of criminality or violence in your application for a minimum of five consecutive years, you are free to join in the Citizens Lottery System. However, a minimum of five years crime-free is absolutely mandatory, with no exceptions.
“So as a hypothetical, let’s say you were convicted of stealing four years ago and have since made restitution to your victims in a fair punishment. You just have to wait one more year before you’ll be eligible to participate in the CLS—provided of course you refrain from committing any other crimes. Meanwhile, you can still buy lottery tickets in the traditional lottery system, which still exists and produces winners, though not nearly as many as the CLS. That’s because the whole purpose of the CLS is to reward good behavior.
“How does it work?
“Well once you’re approved and eligible you can purchase CLS tickets at just about every convenience store, supermarket and shopping mall throughout Israel. However, you may only purchase one ticket per week, valued at $50. If you decide to be clever and ‘outsmart’ the system by purchasing $150 worth of tickets…well, the government will be more than happy to accept the extra $100 as a gift because you will only be issued one $50 ticket for that week. You get one shot per week: no more, no less. Once purchased, you run your card through the scanner while the clerk punches numbers at random. Whatever comes up comes up in this fully computerized system, which assigns you six numbers. If at the time of the drawing no one wins, we then randomly select five numbers to see if that produces winners. If no winners come out of that, we drill down to four numbers, repeating the process as many times as it takes until one-hundred thousand people win. Because the CLS is executed from an electronic database we know who these one-thousand winners are. We then continue to randomly draw numbers until we extract 30 final winners.
“Congratulations, you’ve won the Citizens Lottery! What’s next?
“Well you don’t receive your money in a lump sum, but instead in the form of a debit card with a credit line in the amount of your winnings. You also receive a rule book, along with special log-in credentials to the CLS website where the rules and regulations of the lottery system are also accessible, along with lists of approved local vendors. These vendors include home-builders, plumbers, electricians, painters, manufacturers and landscapers as well as private schools, doctors and other services. If you don’t already own a home you must buy one with your CLS money. For the duration of your life, this home will be yours but upon your death it’s returned to the CLS.
“The whole purpose of requiring local patronage of small business owners and service providers is to get this money circulating immediately back into the community. It’s designed to create wealth for people in their local areas. And with money, people can relax as life becomes easier. They can send their kids to private school, buy the home of their dreams, pay for their expenses and enjoy their lives.”
For a full rundown of the CLS, look for announcements soon about the upcoming release of Steps To Salvation. Still, I’d love to hear from you now. What are your thoughts about what I’ve posted? Do you like the idea of creating a special lottery designed to circulate money locally and reward good behavior? Do you have any questions about it? Please contact me here. And visit my Resources page for a complete listing of recommended reading and viewing.