Mastodon OgFOMK ArTS: 2020

If You Really Want to Follow the Money

I was inspired by an article my cousin posted on Facebook regarding tax cheats. I'm re-posting my response. 

Sunflower follows the sunshine, you follow the money
Sunflower follows the sunshine, you follow the money

If you really want to follow the money, read this by Robert Breedlove (Below).  Taxes are just 1 side of the coin. The other is the money itself.  
  1.  #USD The US Dollar is the unit we have to pay our taxes in. 
  2. USD is the reserve currency of all other world currencies so you need it to purchase most goods but especially Oil, food, water, raw materials and labor. 
  3. USD is manufactured (issued #Fiat ) by the Federal Reserve who are NOT a government branch.  They are a private organization of banks who create unlimited USD which is given to large failing corporations and governments as loans and bailouts that are NEVER paid back. 
  4. Inflation is created when a limited supply of USD is increased.  When the FED issued 2 trillion extra dollars this year it devalued the USD everyone who worked for it head.  This is an invisible tax. 
  5. The USD is not pegged to gold,  silver,  precious metals or anything.  In 1971 President Nixon removed this connection. 
  6. The majority of taxes are paid by working people. We will be taxed as slaves.  Unlimited dollar creation devalues the debts we already have thus investing a debt from billions to trillions.  Impossible to ever pay back but taxpayers are responsible for creating the labor to back those debts. 

Robert Breedlove: Masters and Slaves of Money on Medium.

The Super Privi

The Super Privi -- Outer Banks, NC Smiley
The Super Privi -- Outer Banks, NC Smiley

Many around me have been tired of me talking about a failing financial system. It doesn't mean just dollars or the Federal reserve. Oil just dropped below zero yesterday. I really started to learn about this in December 2019. 

I was already disappointed by our financial system but I just assumed that it was rigged or maybe I didn't know how yet to leverage it. The current system is going to run itself dry. 

The good news is that we have many great tools available to us. These tools have been selflessly built and are into action now. 

This epidemic was inevitable. Because poor, uneducated, discarded human beings have been left out of the elite financial system the activities of those people are touching everyone. 

I'm still hearing from privileged "whites" how if people learned how to save money they works not be in this mess. It's wage slavery. I still hear from privileged "whites" and others with similar disposition that welfare riders are cheating the system. As soon as I bring up corporate welfare, war or some other expenditures that less government proponents allocate, these folks segue to another subject quickly... Usually some archaic mortal conundrum.

Wealthy people have a choice of financial tools. Real estate, precious metals, violence, government, religion, morality, class, cash, education and natural resources. These are the super wealthy. In reality, they don't need a financial system because they can manipulate it. They, the super rich, know that it's a sham so they trade commodities. 

Ironically the super rich have benefited from the innovation of regular people and have become intertwined with us to the point that they are addicted to freedom.

The Super Privi -- Outer Banks, NC Smiley
The Super Privi -- Outer Banks, NC Smiley


Publishing from 1987 to Present

OgFOMK ArTS Issue 1, 1988

Pre Publishing 1987

The photo above was taken by Cheryl. In the photo is from the left: Lon, Alex and Mike. It was 1987. Maximum Rock-N-Roll was the most influential publication to me. I, Alex, had a dream of being an influential punk writer, musician and artist. Oddly enough, fame was not what I wanted. I was merely a participant in a counter revolutionary uniform.

I wanted to publish. I wanted to do it myself. DIY "Do It Yourself" was our mantra. We were bombarded with products, commercials and trends. It was the same for the children of the 1920s to the end of the Twentieth Century. After a Civil War, Two World Wars, a Korean War, Vietnam, an Iran hostage fiasco, The Cold War and One Space shuttle with a civilian going kaput we knew the commercials were lies.

The news was bad. The sponsors were offering relief and solace with tobacco, beer, trendy clothes, and video games. Fantastic rock music and rap presented gritty alternatives but they too were making a buck to hide from the machine. Feed the machine, make a quick buck and escape. We thought differently.

We wanted to replace the machine with the technology that made creation available to everyone. 


I was writing, talking a lot and playing in a band. After I failed 9th grade twice and was failing 10th grade with three study halls, the administrators at my public high school asked me to leave. Fortunately the Dean of Boys and his wife had their eye on me and suggested I get my GED (General Education Diploma) which was a high school equivalency course. I turned in my textbooks, filled out my exit package, got my receipts and hauled ass.

My friend, Dawn, had already used a church Xerox machine to publish her own zine. I thought that I could do that too. I ended up using the Xerox machine at the construction office of a contractor I worked for. Procurement.

By 1988 I had completed my GED. Thus graduating high school and I decided to enroll in college. I acquired an IBM Selectric Typewriter. I read more books. I was working. I was playing in my band. I was writing. I was publishing.

My work was erratic. It was of poor quality. I was struggling with the simplest things. I didn't give up.

In the ten years from 1988 To 1998 I managed to publish about 10 items. Very small items. I also worked with some others in music, writing, spoken word, publishing and performance art. I learned that I was good at getting people together but keeping momentum was difficult. The weakest link was always me.

Present Day

For whatever reason people write and read. I have no idea why. Personally it's a doorway that could not be opened without help. I've learned so much from wanting to publish. Here is a web application known as PUBLISH0x and you can write and earn as both the reader and writer. Amazing.

I've tried to put this out here for your eyes. Enjoy. It's just a cave painting describing the hunt. Tip yourself for reading and me if you like.

The rest of my drivel is at Https:\\ 

Originally Published on Publish0x:

If You Really Want to Follow the Money

I was inspired by an  article  my cousin posted on Facebook regarding tax cheats. I'm re-posting my response.  Sunflower follows the s...