I watched Helen Mirren last night in Woman In Gold, the story of how an Austrian women recovered her family’s portrait of her aunt Adele, the woman in question who was painted by Gustav Klimt for this stunning masterpiece in gold leaf that had been stolen during World War Two by the Nazis.
I found the film to be very moving, and it hit me on so many levels because it brought up parallel issues in our situation today. So please forgive me for breaking Godwin’s Law in highlighting these.
“If the people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their money, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks, and corporations that will grow up around the banks, will deprive the people of their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.” No, not Occupy Wall Street, but Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence. Continue reading