Crime Against Humanity: “Legal” Tender, or The Moneypoly of Moneypulation

Even if I’ve already discussed moneypulations at lenght, let’s nonetheless shed now some light on another key facet of them, because otherwise it may go unnoticed, or even appear as a shelter against them – in both cases quite deceptively –: legal tender. Or, rather: quote “legal” unquote tender.

What’s this legal tender thing? Why the quotes around “legal”? Whether you have no clue or you are in the know, both cases you can find a good definition of it in the 1982 parody film, Airplane II: The Sequel: the Russian news scene. There the Soviet newscaster announces that a fire in downtown Moscow has just cleared space for a new glorious tractor factory and… it’s not just the perversion of truth, and it’s not just the mandatory triumphant tone; it’s their cause: that gun to his head.
It has been said that it was Marco Polo that brought paper money to the west: he discovered it in China, where the ruler issued pieces of paper, and the ruled had to accept their purchasing power out of nothing or else… severed heads and other such niceties.
That’s what “legal” tender is: the gun to your head kindly inviting you to accept the gunman’s purchasing power created out of nothing in exchange for the hard−earned fruits of your toil. Where I come from, they call it robbery.
In fact, where I come from there also exists a synonym of legal tender which is somewhat more explicit: “forced circulation”.
You may also call it “money by decree” and the like: money that exists and is accepted because someone dictates so; it plainly means that someone has the power to punish you if you don’t accept his or her purchasing power out of nothing and that’s it. It is nothing more than embellished robbery.
Generally speaking, people accepts value in exchange when they see a real one; the very fact that they have to be coerced to accept a medium of payment in exchange proves that’s something wrong and something shady about it.