3. Globalization

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Money is so dangerous because it carries the power to dominate all other forms of power. Once the banking cartel gained control of the money system itself, their influence quickly metastasized into total spectrum dominance on a national and then global scale. When I say this, people like to remind me that the President of the United States is the most powerful person in the country, and that he appoints the head of the Fed. And it’s true that the president appoints the chairman (currently Ben Bernanke), however it is not true that he is the most powerful person in the country.

“Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who writes the laws.” -Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744-1812), founder of the House of Rothschild

For one thing, having an infinite amount of money makes you more powerful than the political system because you can just run your own candidates and promote them through all your media properties (chapter 3). Further, when you control the economy, you have the power to destroy society at any time by causing a severe depression, leaving political leaders helpless and ostensibly responsible.

The size of some of these institutions becomes so large that it does become difficult for us to prosecute them when we are hit with indications that if you do prosecute, if you do bring a criminal charge, it will have a negative impact on the national economy. -Eric Holder, Attorney General

Mind you, this mechanism for wielding power is not merely theoretical. Following the Federal Reserve act in 1913, the bankers flooded the markets with money and relaxed investment rules, leading to economic bonanza known as the roaring 20’s. But it was only a setup, as in 1929 the Cartel suddenly began contracting the money supply, bringing the entire country to it’s knees. Listen to the analysis of renowned economist Milton Friedman on the true cause of the Great Depression:

The Federal Reserve System had been established to prevent what actually happened. It was set up to avoid a situation in which you would have to close down banks, in which you would have a banking crisis. And yet, under the Federal Reserve System, you had the worst banking crisis in the history of the United States. There’s no other example I can think of, of a government measure which produced so clearly the opposite of the results that were intended.

And what happened is that [the Federal Reserve] followed policies which led to a decline in the quantity of money by a third. For every $100 in paper money, in deposits, in cash, in currency, in existence in 1929, by the time you got to 1933 there was only about $65, $66 left. And that extraordinary collapse in the banking system, with about a third of the banks failing from beginning to end, with millions of people having their savings essentially washed out, that decline was utterly unnecessary.

At all times, the Federal Reserve had the power and the knowledge to have stopped that. And there were people at the time who were all the time urging them to do that. So it was, in my opinion, clearly a mistake of policy that led to the Great Depression.

Point being, the Fed caused the Great Depression. In case you think this is a fringe viewpoint, consider Ben Bernanke’s response to Friedmans’ analysis.

Let me end my talk by abusing slightly my status as an official representative of the Federal Reserve. I would like to say to Milton and Anna: Regarding the Great Depression. You’re right, we did it. We’re very sorry. But thanks to you, we won’t do it again.

Not unlike the current global economic downturn, the Great Depression obliterated the wealth of many Americans and devastated society. But for the Cartel it was a massive success, allowing them consolidate their grip on power by purchasing everything for pennies on the dollar. So while the game was rigged in 1913, it was not until the 30’s that the Cartel squeezed their fist and crushed the last vestiges of American freedom. In the following sections, I will discuss that process in more detail, analyzing how the Cartel dominates each of our key institutions. First though, I want to cover a couple key concepts related to this balance of power between the Fed and society, because to appreciate the Cartel’s power, it’s important to understand the nature of power itself.

One way the Cartel could have ruled over us is despotism, where power is wielded like a bully holding you up against a wall. This was the method for say, Louis XIV, Hitler or Stalin. The downside to ruling this way is that each person is aware of the power you hold over them. And that’s a major problem when it comes to staying in power, because the vast majority of people are inherently good, and like an immune system, they will tear down corrupted power structures. History provides many examples of oppressed populations rising up to tear down despots. But cancer is different. Cancer is deadly because it fools the immune system by pretending to be a healthy cell. Similarly, despite holding wealth and power sufficient to lord over us like Kings, the bankers have left our “democratic” political institutions in place, along with our “capitalist” economy, and our “free” media. Except none of it is real. Like healthy looking cells that are in fact cancerous, behind each of our institutions the banking cartel is pulling strings like a puppet master.

None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free. -Goethe

In response to this allegation of “hidden” power, people like to tell me that although my argument is sound, in practice it’s not realistic because nobody could keep a secret so big. More specifically, people tell me that if the Cartel was real, they would have heard about it. My first response is to say, aren’t I telling you right now? My second point is that if I’m right about the Cartel, then it logically follows that they would not have heard about it, because the compromised media would be a prerequisite. And my third point is that even though we’re talking about a massively corrupted system, in practice very few people are involved, and even fewer are aware of what’s happening. For example some of my friends know people working at the Fed who have no idea about any of this. Thinking that everyone would have to be “in on it” implies a mistaken view of how the world works. Specifically, it implies that information and power is organized as a distributed network.

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But that’s not how the world works. The world is hierarchical, such that certain people have influence over many people. The concentration of power into certain nodes allows anyone controlling the nodes to wield vast influence through just a small number of people and a limited amount of knowledge. Think of say, the owner of a corporation, a political leader, or the owner of a news network.

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This is exactly how the Cartel operates- they never interact with you directly and you are never told what to do, but by controlling the sources of power that define your life, you are under their complete control. Think of it as a pyramid where the amount of knowledge and power is decreased as you move down each level, all the way to the bottom level where the general public waddles around about as knowledgable and powerful as a bunch of cattle in a pen. This little graphic on our money provides a nice visual aid for this concept.

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Without access I can’t be certain of exactly who is at each level, but generally speaking the hierarchy can be presumed. At the top there are the primary decision makers, meaning the Rothschild and Rockefeller families, and possibly members from the other top financial families (Warburg, Kuhn, etc). Just below the power families there’s a circle of trusted messengers like Henry Kissinger, who I’m sorry to say was friends with my grandmother.

The illegal we do immediately; the unconstitutional takes a little longer. -Henry Kissinger, 1975

The second level messengers receive orders and pass them on to the third level, which is comprised of those running central banks in nations across the world. These are people like Ben Bernanke, and Christian Noyer, and their central headquarters is the Bank Of International Settlements in Switzerland. Currently, the BIS is comprised of 58 global central banks whose representatives meet every two months to coordinate the global economy.

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For many years the BIS kept a very low profile, operating behind the scenes in an abandoned hotel. It was here that decisions were reached to devalue or defend currencies, fix the price of gold, regulate offshore banking, and raise or lower short-term interest rates. In 1977, however, the BIS gave up its anonymity in exchange for more efficient headquarters. The new building has been described as “an eighteen story-high circular skyscraper that rises above the medieval city like some misplaced nuclear reactor.” It quickly became known as the “Tower of Basel.” Today the BIS has governmental immunity, pays no taxes, and has its own private police force. It is, as Mayer Rothschild envisioned, above the law. –Ellen Brown

In the year of 2000 there were only seven countries left without a Cartel controlled Central Bank:

Afghanistan
Iraq
Sudan
Libya
Cuba
North Korea
Iran

Thanks to us waging war in the name of freedom and peace and a few revolutions, the list is now a lot smaller:

Cuba
North Korea
Iran
Iceland

This process for consolidating power on a global basis via the financial system was the realization of a goal set long ago. Once it was even published in a book by a man within the establishment, Georgetown Professor of History Carol Quigley, who was actually President Bill Clinton’s mentor. Mind you, Quigley wrote Tragedy and Hope because he felt the establishment deserved credit for everything they had accomplished, not because he wanted to rat anyone out.

“The powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences. The apex of the system was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basle, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world’s central banks which were themselves private corporations.” -Carol Quigley

The messengers also communicate with the fourth level, where you finally get to the nodes of power publicly believed to be the folks running the world, people like President Bush, Obama, Clinton, and other political leaders. Below them at the fifth level are various heads of multi-national corporations and other titans of industry, and particularly media. These are people like Rupert Murdoch and the Koch brothers. And so it continues on down the pyramid, such that a minimum number of people are involved and knowledge is confined to a need-to-know basis. As an example of this process in action, below is a chart of the Bildeberg group, which is just one of many organizations that allow for regular meetings between the second, third, fourth, and fifth levels. I can’t attest to the accuracy of this particular chart, however it provides a nice visual example of the the vast influence that can be gained by controlling just a hundred or so people in strategic positions.

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Another noteworthy admission of this system can be found in David Rockefeller’s 2003 book Memoirs.

“For more than a century, ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents such as my encounter with Castro to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure — one world, if you will. If that is the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.”

It’s an important statement, not only because he admits what they’ve done, but also because we glimpse the rationalization for perpetrating such evil upon humanity. In their minds, the order they have imposed is worth the cost. Remember though, these guys are maniacs, and Hitler thought his final solution was the right thing to do also. The Cartel’s “integrated global political and economic structure” has been built with blood and suffering, and continues to suppress the massive potential of our species. In order to maintain the Cartel’s operation, leaders have to be put in place that serve them, not their people. As a result, nations across the world are being run by criminals who would ordinarily be overthrown by their people, but their power is protected by the Cartel. In the book Confessions of an Economic Hitman John Perkins provides extensive evidence of these establishment tactics from his own perspective as one of their operatives. Perkins writes about the methodical nature by which the establishment attacked smaller countries across the globe, the primary tactic being usurious loans. The way it works was/is simple and deadly. The leaders of a nation are approached by representatives like Perkins offering massive loans based on analyses of their existing infrastructure and projections of growth the loans will engender. But it’s a trick. The actual growth inevitably falls below the interest, and within a short period of time compounding interest buries the government in debt, delivering an entire nation to the banking cartel.

So why would leaders fall for such an obvious trick you might ask? The answer is that none of them fell for it- they were either bribed, coerced, or killed. Perkins describes three levels at which the game was played. The first level is trying to get the leader to accept the loan. If the leader refused, the second level is to try and replace them with someone who will. This was either done covertly via a military coups, but more commonly via assassinations. Finally, if the leader is unable to be supplanted, the third level comes into play, which is direct military action against the country. Thanks to control of the media and policial establishment, starting a war was never more difficult than convincing the American people they were being threatened. There are many examples of this detailed in Perkins book, so I will not go into them here, but suffice to say over the last century we have been routinely fighting wars in the name of freedom that were in truth destroying democratic movements across the globe. People’s movements. The banking cartel has used us as policeman in their global campaign of terror. Take a look at these charts.

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The American people never wanted things to be like this, but the bankers needed muscle. They needed people willing to give their lives in the pursuit of world domination, and the patriotic fervor of American exceptionalism played right into their hands. And the consequence are tragic. Recall from the preface that each year approximately 925 million people go hungry and 2.6 million children starve to death despite production of 17% more calories per person today than 30 years ago. And that there are currently more slaves than ever before in history. Statistics and trends like these exist in dire contradiction to the monster global organizations that supposedly exist to solve these problems- institutions like the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Because the real goal of the IMF has never been to help people, it has been to control people.

Money is a new form of slavery, and distinguishable from the old simply by the fact that it is impersonal – that there is no human relation between master and slave. -Leo Tolstoy

Chapter 4. Fake Freedom The Cartel eats America for breakfast

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