A Short History of UsuryFree Day & Week
2001: The NoUsury Network is launched as a network of usuryfree creative committed to promoting the ultimate experience of a usuryfree lifestyle. Shortly thereafter, the name was changed to The UsuryFree Network and the UsuryFree Resolution was drawn up:
2002 - 2004: The UsuryFree Network hosts a series of meetings for usuryfree creative at various locations in Ontario and Quebec, Canada.
2004: The UsuryFree Network in co-operation with The Family Life Foundation launches the Tamworth Hours project with a usuryfree time currency referred to as Tamworth Hours. The Tamworth Hours project is officially launched on November 13, 2004.
2005: November 13th is designated as UsuryFree Day and UsuryFree Week follows from November 13th to 19th every year. Celebrations of the First Annual UsuryFree Day are held in Tamworth, Ontario, Canada at the Town Hall with a special evening event at the local Legion Hall. The blog – The UsuryFree Eye Opener is launched as the electronic arm of The UsuryFree Network.
2006: The Second Annual UsuryFree Day & Week is celebrated with a special event at the Holiday Inn in Trenton, Ontario, Canada and a follow up event is held at a Community Hall in Combermere, Ontario, Canada during the following week from November 13th to 19th, 2006.
2007: The Third Annual UsuryFree Day & Week is celebrated with a special event at Conspiracy Culture in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and a follow-up event later in UsuryFree Week is hosted at the Holiday Inn in Brantford, Ontario, Canada.
2008: The Fourth Annual UsuryFree Day & Week is celebrated with a special event at Conspiracy Culture in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and two follow up events are scheduled during UsuryFree Week – one in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada and another in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
2009: The Fifth Annual UsuryFree Day & Week is celebrated with a special event on Friday, November 13th at Conspiracy Culture in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Follow up events are scheduled in Kitchener, Kingston, Ottawa and back in Toronto, Ontario, Canada during UsuryFree Week. The blog – The SDI (Self Directed Income) Eye Opener is launched as a twin blog for The UsuryFree Eye Opener.
2010: The Sixth Annual UsuryFree Day & Week is celebrated with a special event at Conspiracy Culture in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and a follow up event is scheduled in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada during UsuryFree Week.
2011: The Seventh Annual UsuryFree Day & Week will be launched with a special event hosted at Conspiracy Culture in Toronto, Ontario, Canada – scheduled from 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM (EST) on Sunday, November 13, 2011. Details to follow. Other events are expected to be scheduled during this Seventh Annual UsuryFree Week, in locations in Ontario, Canada and elsewhere – watch for updates at The UsuryFree Eye Opener.
NOTE: An article which I penned in 2006, (and is now posted below) offers an abundance of relevant background information about why we – the usuryfree creatives – celebrate UsuryFree Day & Week each year from November 13th to 19th.
Awakening To The Reality Of UsuryFree Living !!
By Tom J. Kennedy
During my 25+ years as an active usuryfree creative, I am able to understand and explain the inner workings of our orthodox economic system of usury-based, debt money. It can be visualized as a compartementalized, heirarchial pyramid which is stabalized by the hidden fifth column - usury. The key purpose of the design flaw of usury is to permit greedy creditors to exploit desperate debtors - both of whom are often ignorant about the simplicity of modern money creation.
From the desperate debtors at the base of the economic pyramid, to the helpful but ill-informed staff at the various commercial banking corporations, to the greedy creditors - the global banking cartel at its apex, the orthodox system of usury-based, debt money controls the whole world. Intensive research during the latter years of the 20th Century by numerous usuryfree creatives has proven that indeed, usury is the direct and/or indirect cause of wars, violence, poverty, scarcity and lack.
After learning about the evil and immoral aspects of usury, I assumed the responsibility to teach others what they don’t know they don’t know. Describing the evils of the design flaw of usury is not sufficient; it is also important to extend the re-education process to include a variety of the optimal usuryfree alternatives.
Ghislaine Lanctot, in her recently published book titled “Madame Ghis - Escape In Prison,” points out that in any system there is a body and a soul. In our orthodox financial system, the body is the whole economic infrastructure (hardware and software) and includess: the CEO’s, management staff and branch staff of banking corporations, other financial entities or corporations as well as all levels of government corporations (municipal, provincial/state and federal).
The soul of our orthodox system of usury-based, debt money is obviously, the debtor. The debtor can be identified as any individual, family, small to medium-sized business, transnational corporation or any government corporation (municipal, provincial/state, or federal.) It is interesting to note that some of the above entities double as both debtors and creditors. Nevertheless, the debtor is always servant to the system and willingly submits to the creditor.
Consider the possibility that in the world of the 21st Century, the debtor is awakening to realize that s/he or it, holds the real power. No debtor, no modern system of usury-based, debt money!!
If the truth be known, the modern, economic system of usury-based, debt money is as broke as the debtors it is supposed to help. The whole orthodox system of usury-based, debt money is completely inverted. It is time to awaken debtors and motivate them to shift consciousness. Each debtor is encouraged to follow a self-imposed course of study about the many problems associated with our orthodox system of usury-based, debt money. These awakened debtors will create the change needed to shift the individual and collective consciousness.
Likewise, debtors must familiarize themselves with the optimal solutions as offered by active usuryfree creatives who are leading the way and blazing a trail by implementing workable and proven models of usuryfree living. Indeed, numerous usuryfree creatives are proving that we-the-people are capable of re-educating ourselves and learning how to create and spend our own usuryfree community or personal currencies.
Informed debtors now know that any debt or IOU - without usury or interest - is not a problem. Instead, it has been proven that the “growth of debt” or “interest” which ought to be correctly called “usury” is the killer machine that must be abolished forever.
The underlying cause of this Granddaddy depression of the 21st Century is that the soul (debtor) has been tricked to accept that a little “interest” is necessary but that any amount over a high percentage (e.g. 60%) is “usury.” An awakened debtor knows that money cannot have babies and that “interest” and/or “usury” is theft.
Few people know that historically, usury is absolutely forbidden by all of the Holy Books including the Christian Bible - yet few clergy will talk about this in the pulpit. Too many debtors in this 21st Century commonly view themselves as powerless and accept to be hopelessly enslaved by creditors.
The life of a debtor commonly consists of working/slaving as a little corporation to earn more and more money to pay more and more usury and taxes to the bigger government corporations - in return for minimal benefits from the system. Ill-informed debtors give away their power against the promise of wealth. Debtors pay dearly for their ignorance about the truth of money creation.
My ongoing research is convincing me that every individual living on planet earth will be living in peace, abundance and prosperity when usury is forever abolished. Think “unlimited wealth” and project this possible goal to be universally applied to the collective consciousness. After all, it is the state of consciousness and the actions of the debtor that will eventually usher in the new age of usuryfree living.
Usuryfree living was exactly the solution proposed way back in the Middle Ages. Do a search at any search engine for “Life Without Usury,” then read and re-read the article and share it with others. What they did then can be done again in this 21st Century.
The concept of usuryfree living can be adapted to suit individuals, families, small-to-medium sized businesses and giant transnational corporations as well as any level of our government corporations (municipal, provincial/state, and federal). However, in reality, none of us is freed from usury, until all of us are freed from usury.
In the meantime, what can we do? The optimal answer is to begin the process of re-education and then use viral marketing to network this newly acquired knowledge to others. Mathematicians declare that 3% is the magic number that is commonly referred to as the ‘tipping point.’ This simply means that when 3% of the population understand the concept of usuryfree living, then it will quickly become a reality experience worthy of pursuit by the other 97% of the population.
In summary, anyone who is usuryfree or who is intent on becoming usuryfree is awakening to the reality of usuryfree living.
Readers who are potential usuryfree creatives are invited to begin a self-imposed re-education journey by going to any search engine and typing any/all of these words or phrases:
usuryfree community currency
usuryfree community currency movement
usury no more
life without usury
beyond the age of usury
Tommy UsuryFree Kennedy
“None of us are freed from usury until all of us are freed from usury.”
- Tommy UsuryFree Kennedy
“Why are we-the-people still using their (the bankers’) money and paying them a fee (usury) when we have learned that we can create and spend our own money for FREE?” - Tommy UsuryFree Kennedy
“Share with others what you know about becoming usuryfree, so that others may learn what they didn’t know they didn’t know.” - Tommy UsuryFree Kennedy
“The secret of usuryfree living is the constancy and expansion of usuryfree trading.” - Tommy UsuryFree Kennedy