Samara O'Shea

The Prophecy of Thomas Jefferson . . .

“If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them, will deprive the people of all their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.”

I’ve been meaning to post this quote for a while and just thought of it now. I am continually fascinated by the fact that things don’t change that much. It’s true TJ never had to choose between an Apple and a PC or pick his favorite portrait to post on Facebook, but the fact that this quote is relevant 200 plus years later is remarkable. The things around us change, but we don’t. Our messy set of human emotions—love, lust, greed, jealousy, compassion, and fear—has always been and always will be.