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America's New Currency: Clownbux

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The US Dollar, as defined in the Coinage Act of 1792, is defined as about three-fourths of an ounce of silver.

These things that we are paid with today, and use to pay bills are not dollars per se, but rather a piece of scrip printed by the official sounding "Federal Reserve", which is actually a bunch of commercial banks that bribed Congress to let them counterfeit money and loan it to themselves. No, really. Look it up.

It isn't good business to change the name of a gourmet ice-cream when you sell out to Unilever, so likewise the banks  printing the new money didn't use a different name for their faux-money product.

To call one of today's greenbacks a dollar is like calling a mannequin a woman, and so it becomes necessary to call today's "dollars" by their proper name.



  • To call them Federal Reserve Notes lends credence to the banking fraud.
  • To call them Government Scrip makes them sound too official.
  • To call them Clownbux captures perfectly their kinship with Monopoly money, Chuck. E. Cheese tickets, and IOU's from passing vagrants.
  • To refer to the national debt as "17 Trillion Clownbux" cuts it down to its proper level of legitimacy.
  • To say the price is "42 Clownbux" helps everyone realize that maybe a sounder means of exchange is needed.
  • For a salary to be quoted as 70,000 Clownbux a year makes the jobseeker think to renegotiate terms and benefits.
  • It is easier to turn down Clownbux and ask for something else. "No, I don't want Clownbux. Got any ranch dressing?"

To continue to refer to debts and payments as dollars, as if that were a constant and real term, is to support the fraud. To use a different term devoid of sentimentality helps demonstrate how their value is constantly changing (for the worse), and that in time no one will take them seriously.

Furthermore, as nations around the world steal from their citizens by debauching their currencies, the term can be reused. EU Clownbux, Japanese Clownbux, and so on.

Richard is an engineer by day, and a political activist by night, fighting would-be totalitarians and government busybodies everywhere.