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2008 Midwest rush to publish on time!

The Social Issues Shelf: Choosing Honor
Mary T. Ficalora
Avail Press
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To live with honor and to resist corruption is something most find harder to do day by day. “Choosing Honor: An American Woman’s Search for God, Family, and Country in an Age of Corruption” is author Mary Ficalora’s own personal quest to resist the temptations of the modern world. Stating that most people, while not being perfectly good, are not necessarily corrupted by the world, “Choosing Honor” proffers an optimistic view that the world is still moral. A healthy dose of philosophy from a Christian perspective is mixed in, making for a fine treatise on clarity, right makes might, war, politics, and many other topics. Highly recommended for community library social issues collections.


In 2008 I rushed to publish Choosing Honor before the crash. I somehow thought so many people would read it. LOL If only. I believe Obama would have never gotten away with his Goldman Sachs deals. I like to believe. Sadly most people prefer to follow, safety is in numbers, they believe.

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In this Year of Jubilee

Pope Francis

Pope Francis

I went to find support for my sense that our current Pope Francis was missing his own cue for Jubilee. He has not made any statements regarding the economic situation in Greece. My call was to be: “What is Jubilee if not to stand up for debt forgiveness for Greece and all other debtors on this Earth today? The Pope named 2015 a year of Jubilee, where is he!?” Jubilee is debt forgiveness.  My bad. A little research on what a Jubilee means is a bit more complex than I thought.  It turns out the Pope’s call for attention on our Earth’s climate is indeed a Jubilee root call. Jubilee at its’ root is about human stewardship of our planet.  http://www.christusrex.org/www1/ofm/jub/JUBmean1.html 

That said, my soul is crying out about the monetary balance of power on Earth today. Money and the environment are intimately connected and today Greece has announced that it is going to print its’ own money, its’ own currency, as an answer to the untenable terms the Euro based bank’s have demanded for repayment. This kind of announcement in the past has triggered war. The Pope might just want to expand his Jubilee call after all.

The Pope could serve to secure freedom for all on our planet for generations to come if he were to make a call for the World’s Banks to take a haircut on derivatives and sovereign nation’s debt . The Pope could influence banks to clean up for the Jubilee so to speak. I certainly hope he intends to stand with Greece on their right to sovereignty.  I hope all the people on this planet are ready to stand with Greece’s right to print their own money.

Choosing Honor was published in 2008. Everything I say in this book about money has become even more important today. How our world progresses is going to be up to us, the people. Ending war as an answer and developing clean sustainable resource use is in our hands. How we wield our money is going to dictate who rules.  The new paperback edition of Choosing Honor has been published in support of the Pope’s naming 2015 a Jubilee year. The new format makes the fact heavy text easier to read and absorb.  Knowing what you need to know to stand for what is right in the coming world conflicts has never been more vital. Find Choosing Honor on Amazon.

Choosing Honor front and back cover perfect 1

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Depressing but True!

Uncanny use of Middle Eastern headgear on the Money Power's heads in this historical political cartoon. Some things never change, they just become even more entrenched.

Uncanny use of Middle Eastern headgear on the Money Power’s heads in this historical political cartoon. Some things never change, they just become even more entrenched.

Ellen Brown’s book, The Web of Debt, was first published around the same time as Choosing Honor. I have long admired her work to reveal the truth of the money power in the United States and the world. In an article published today, links below, she nails what the people of the world are up against if we are to gain personal sovereignty.  Kudos to Ellen Brown for yet again succinctly revealing the money power at work in the world today.   http://www.alternet.org/economy/its-depressing-true-bankers-run-show

It’s Depressing But True: The Bankers Run the Show

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Can You Hear Me Now?!

 I woke up this morning laughing in full heart bloom about this picture on Facebook. Laughing with full heart bloom: “Can you Hear me Now.”  Sigh.  Laughter is as powerful a discharge of pain as crying is.

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW, ba ha ha ha ha. As if what I have to say can be any more powerful than what Jefferson warned would happen if we ever let central bankers control our nation’s currency issuance, “If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered.”  Can you hear him now?!

What a long strange trip it’s been since I sat at a table in Willy’s BBQ in 2004 looking at fear dominate the features of my mate as I outlined my plan to sell my house and write a book. What I planned to write in Choosing Honor scared the hell out of him. The United States was in the thick of rabid Christianity and truth blocking patriotism. Here I was talking about putting myself out on the front line against the thick.

It had already been a long strange trip that brought me to the place that inspired me to write Choosing Honor. I was driven to reveal what I knew. My motivation was not just,” JESUS, PROTECT US FROM YOUR FOLLOWERS,” as another Facebook post so poignantly pleads. Though ultimately, I am driven by the spiritual realization of the Messianic teaching that we are all supposed to become Messiahs. The teaching about realizing the Kingdom is not about waiting for Jesus to come back and bring the Kingdom to us, it’s about standing up and being a Messiah, being King for ourselves in order to create and be the Kingdom. This is the ultimate common sense spirit that drove the birth of the United States.

Messiah Mints "Save Your Breath"

The Unemployed Philosopher’s Guild gift selections this year include “Messiah mints.” The subtitle on the case is “Save Your Breath.”  I gave them out to all my Christian friends this past Christmas.  The joke was on me. I’m the little dog barking up the ass of the big dog. My Jewish friends got the joke better than my Christian friends. The Jewish people have been dealing with philistines far longer than any other people on earth. Of course in the light of indigenous people’s knowledge, defining a philistine becomes nebulous. All the more reason to fight long and hard to restore the decentralized power structure embedded in the United States’ founding documents. We may not enlighten others, but we can ensure they have the freedom and tools to enlighten themselves.

Since Choosing Honor came out in 2008 the economic meltdown I foresaw has been fully realized and shored up with bailouts, and quantitative easing. The printing press at the Federal Reserve has been spewing out trillions of dollars night and day in the effort to save the world’s central bank owners and their global corporate/military complex.  Interest rates are being kept artificially low as worthless derivatives are shuffled around in efforts to pretend value when there isn’t any.

In many ways the people of the world have been realizing Messianic power. The Tea Party and the Occupy Wall Street movements are working to “throw the moneychangers” out of the “Temple.” People are becoming aware like never before. Exactly what kind of “Temple” what shape the “Kingdom” should take is not clear. This is the cross we bear, or ride, considering how fast change is taking form.

Letting go, getting off the cross and realizing the Kingdom is not easy.  First we have to recognize the false value mind game that keeps us holding onto the cross. This false value is rooted in a spiritual mandate long preached to all, that we must honor our debts.  The money matrix that holds our society together would not be able to function if we failed to honor our debts. Honor in the debt matrix is key to this paradigm of thought.  Ron Paul recently introduced legislation calling for the US to rescind America’s fictitious trillion-dollar debt to the Federal Reserve. This is one way to right the imbalance of honor currently at work. The debt was created out of nothing by a Central Bank who has acted without honor in allowing the creation of derivatives and false value real estate investments that are taking the entire matrix down with their collapse.  Unhooking ourselves from that cross makes sense. More on Ron Paul’s move can be found here. http://www.ronpaul.com/2011-07-11/ron-paul-rescind-americas-ficticious-1-6-trillion-debt-to-the-federal-reserve/ 

Another way of letting go of the cross is to accept your neighbor’s gain. Currently the government owned agencies Fannie May and Freddie Mac have millions of homes on their books that do not have clear chains of payment transactions and transfers of ownership. http://www.webofdebt.com/articles/homeowners.phpThe mortgage financial contract is supposed to be “sacrosanct,” it requires escrow to establish the good faith of the parties entering into the contract. The paperwork is sacred; the holder must maintain perfect records of the note and all payments undertaken in the contract. If the mortgagee fails to pay as contracted, the bank takes the home, and all monies invested. If the bank or note/paperwork holder fails to keep perfect record of all transactions pertaining to the note/paperwork and proves unable to account for full good faith transactions the paperwork is involved in, then the mortgagee gains outright ownership of the property regardless of how much money has or has not been paid down on the property. The government keeps talking about finding ways to re-finance these homes in ways that the people will be able to afford to stay in them. Reality check, these people should be given outright ownership of the homes. The banks failed to uphold their side of the contract. This is karmic opportunity. The opportunity to right the wrong prophesized by Thomas Jefferson should central banks gain control of the issuance of our nation’s currency. This is about our right to property in the US!

Outright ownership of property combined with the Gold Rush giving the people the power of monetary issuance in the United States were the key factors that led Karl Marx to believe the United States was the one nation on earth with the potential to evolve into an ideal State. Evolve, no additional revolution required. Karl Marx had a dream for the United States and it was for an ideal state, a Kingdom in which the people are King.

For people to be King they have to own property outright and have the power to create money. These are the powers of the King.  Our original monetary policy based on gold gave individuals who had gold the right to issue notes of credit. The Federal Reserve Act took this power out of the hands of the people and put it into the hands of a cartel of bankers who then began to issue notes to our government at interest. It is time to end this travesty and restore our nation’s potential to evolve into an ideal state. Only Ron Paul stands prepared to take on this monumental task.  He can only do this if the People choose to be Kings. CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?

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