All Honour To John "The Engineer" Turmel
In summary, John recommends that debtors STOP paying “interest” - which ought to be correctly called “usury” - to bankers. Yet, as we progress into this 21st Century, too many individuals, families, small-to-medium sized businesses, giant corporations and all levels of government (municipal, provincial/state, federal) are forever debtors, immersed in mountains of continuously growing debt while continuing to pay “usury” to the global banking empire.
As we make plans to celebrate the forthcoming “Fifth Annual UsuryFree Week” - November 13th to 19th, 2009 - and give special honour to noteable, usuryfree creatives, it is right and proper to reflect on the ongoing, self-imposed, life mission of John “The Engineer” Turmel.
Without question, pride of economic acumen must be bestowed on John “The Engineer” Turmel as author of these two revealing documents: (a) The Big Lie: http://www.cyberclass.net/turmel/biglie.htm and
(b) Bank Math: http://www.cyberclass.net/turmel/bankmath.htm
It was Bishop Peter Selby, Bishop of Worcester, in his book, “Grace and Mortgage,” ISBN 0-232-52170-0, page 116 who recognized the absolute importance of John “The Engineer” Turmel’s brilliant research when he wrote: "As Galbraith remarks, higher interest rates, it is hoped, will curb inflation. These comments of Galbraith illustrate why, although the raising of interest rates is the weapon against inflation chosen by those who profit by it, it is also clear that as a method it cannot finally work. John Turmel, a Canadian civil engineer and campaigner against usury, has in two long articles brought algebra, plumbing and poetry to bear on the task."
And, John “The Engineer” Turmel wrote these words on the cover of the booklet “Affidavit & Balled of the Banking Systems Engineer” - a kiloverse of narrative poetry which he published in 1991: “There is something seriously wrong with the engineering design of the money system. This Affidavit provides a detailed mathematical analysis of what is wrong and what can be done to correct it. It explains alternate historical money systems which could be of use today. It contains the reason behind Christ’s mission and why he assuaulted the money-lenders in the temple.”
This summary document is a “kiloverse of narrative poetry” that focuses on money, banking and related matters. It stands as a brilliant exposé, rebuke and a high hurdle to the greedy creditors (global bankers) who continue to oppress the subservient debtors who are economically enslaved for generation after generation simply because they are victims of the killer machine - the design flaw of usury on our orthodox system of debt money.