A couple of years ago I had the privilege of briefly meeting Catherine Austin Fitts, who was the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Housing under George H.W. Bush. My friend Mark C. had been telling me about her courage – what had happened to her when she discovered what’s going on in our financial system, continued to dig deeper and wouldn’t stop “speaking truth to power.”
You can hear her in an interview online that I highly recommend. At about 44 minutes into the hour on the linked video, she mentions the existence of game-changing energy inventions.
“If you unsuppress technology which is available or known or sitting in the lab, there’s enough wealth to create…it’s mind-boggling,” Fitts says. “But that would require aligning the interest of the financial system with the interests of the people.”
What I like is that she doesn’t give up on the future. Instead of just revealing more and more dirt (such as that revenues from the illegal drug business prop up the big money market banks), she’s figured out what needs to be done to restore her country’s economy – and restore local economies elsewhere too. For that service to the people, the Bush administration drove her out of government.
She talks in facts, not speculation, and in plain words and human terms about where things are headed and why, and what people can do to turn things around.