Skip to comments.Just Say No to Purple Five-Dollar Bills
Posted on 04/02/2008 7:42:28 PM PDT by Richard Poe
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If America is no longer able to control its internal currency you got bigger problems than whether or not it was "fiat" money.
Gold will then be stolen from the dead bodies of those who thought it would serve as a hedge against tough times.
Oh, I see. The government is required to spend money to protect the “unwary” from their own ignorance and ruin our money in the process.
I am very much in favor of security features in money that keep the unwary and children from passing around bad paper.
I'd prefer they print it in bright red and orange though ~
Well, your groceries cost more than mine. I just looked through my junk mail advertizments to check for sure. A gallon of chololat whole milk is going for 2.99/gallon. So a gallon of skim milk, no chocolate, should go for quite a bit less than that.
You’re right about the OJ though. I don’t buy milk or juice. But $3.79/gal for OJ is not very appealing.
A can of pop. But who buys only one gallon of gas? A tankfull will spare you 20 bucks.
Actually, you've hit the nail on the head. If the motivation for these redesigns is innocent, then the topic is trivial and hardly worth discussing. The reason I wrote this column is that I do not believe the motives are innocent.
Consider the fate of the Dutch guilder. First, they devalued the guilder in people's minds by making it look like play money. Then they removed the face of Admiral de Ruyter, a Dutch national hero. Note that currency designer Ootje Oxenaar called Admiral de Ruyter a "war criminal".
The final step in this process was the complete elimination of the Dutch guilder and its replacement by the Euro.
If the dollar redesign follows the same course, then the next step will be removing George Washington and other Founding Fathers from our bills and replacing them with various heroes and heroines of the left. Next, the dollar will be eliminated altogether and replaced with the Amero or some other such transnational currency.
If my suspicion is true, the purpose of these redesigns is to devalue the dollar in people's minds, so we will feel no sense of loss or outrage when it is finally eliminated.
Sorry, it goes into a pot by the front door. Buys a six-pack of Nevada Pale Ale every couple weeks. But I’d be happy to share a bottle of ale with you!
Dunno. Grape juice is clear, until you let it soak up color from the peels...
California’s a long way off ... So I’ll pass on the brew ... I’ll hoist a Dominion Stout in your honour, though.
Yep, colorizing your paper money is a guaranteed prelude to going "Euro".
THIS color isn't bad:
Don’t be difficult!!!!!!!
I see nothing ...
I've broken $50.00 filling up my mid sized sedan on several occasions lately.
Then it's failing in my case.
I find the newest series of notes visually interesting and esthetically pleasing. (OTOH, I quite literally put them under a microscope!).
Although I disagree that "the purpose of these redesigns is to devalue the dollar in people's minds", I agree that "we will feel no sense of loss or outrage when it is finally eliminated".
It's more subtle that making us not like the look of our money. It's to get us used to money frequently changing. After all, all three of the so-called Amero countries already use the same symbol -$- for their money. People will passively accept the new North American Dollar (or NAD) because it isn't all that much different than the last half a dozen changes to our bank notes.
The ones with the 'nads are ready to shove them down our throats at any excuse...
I’d be willing to drink the ale on your behalf...
That makes sense. But while they are inoculating us to frequent design changes, they must also get us used to unwelcome changes, that is, changes in the direction of postmodernist kitsch, as exemplified by the Euro.
Like you, I rather liked the design changes which were done from 1996 through 2007. However, the appearance this year of the purple "5" makes clear that much more radical changes lie ahead.
A government committee.
It's a wonder that looking at them doesn't make us want to instantly puke...
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