Within thirty seconds of the opening titles the video made at least two significant implication that were both glaringly false:
The narrator asks why “so many people NOW are working… at low paying, dead end jobs.” The implication is that this was not always so. However, it’s rather obvious that it HAS always been so; dead end jobs are pretty much the expected outcome of most people’s lives and always have been.
The narrator implies that inflation is worse than ever by saying bread once cost a quarter and a car could be bought for $1995. Only a damned fool would forget the corresponding facts that when a new car cost $1995, the average annual wage was about $5500. Jesus.
Beyond that, I mean, come on. “We had a congressman who wanted to appear, but he didn’t, though we did apparently break into his office to show a picture of his empty chair. Because he was AFRAID!!!”
Then later the video claims that the Founding Fathers were wary of central banks because the Bank of England had run up dent so high that Britain was forced to levy “unfair” taxes against the American colonies. That’s absurd; the taxes levied on U.S. colonies were much lower than what the British paid and were miniscule in the grand scheme of things. It’s akin to claiming that a property tax hike in Louisville was taken for the purpose of retiring the U.S. national debt.
At 15 minutes in, Jesus references begin.
At 16 minutes in the video explains that 200 years before Christ, “Two Roman emperors had tried” to reform usury laws, but were assassinated. Well, I guess they wouldn’t have gotten very far, anyway, seeing as how 200 years before Christ, Rome did not have any emperors, because it was a republic, for fuck’s sake.
Sorry, I can’t do this for three and a half hours.