“Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who writes the laws” – Amshall Rothschild
In the recent era, the story of “the elite” commences with the development of the modern banking system in Middle Ages Europe. At that time, disposable wealth was usually held in the form of gold or silver bullion. For safety, such assets were kept in the safe of the local goldsmith, he usually being the only individual who had a vault on his premises. The goldsmith would issue a receipt for the deposit and, to undertake financial transactions, the buyer would withdraw his gold and give it to the seller, who would then deposit it again, frequently with the same goldsmith. As this was a time-consuming process, it became common practice for people to simply exchange smiths’ receipts when conducting financial transactions. As time passed, the goldsmiths began to issue receipts for specific values of gold, making buying and selling easier still. The smiths’ receipts thus became the first banknotes.
The goldsmiths, now fledgling bankers, noticed that at any one time only a small proportion of the gold held with them was being withdrawn. So they hit upon the idea of issuing more of the receipt notes themselves, notes that did not refer to any actual deposited wealth. By giving these receipts to people seeking capital, in the form of loans, the goldsmiths could use the money deposited with them by others to make money for themselves. It was found that, for every unit of gold held by the goldsmith, ten times the sum could be safely issued as notes without anyone usually becoming any the wiser. If a goldsmith held, say, 100 pounds of other people’s gold in his vaults, he could issue banknotes to the value of 1000 pounds. As long as no more than 10 percent of the holders of those notes wanted their gold at any one time, no one would realize the fraud being perpetrated. This practice, known as “fractional reserve lending,” continues to this day and is actually the backbone of the modern banking industry. Banks typically loan ten times their actual financial holdings, meaning 90% of the money they lend does not now, never has, and never will exist.
Loans issued by the goldsmiths had to be paid back to them with interest, meaning non-existent money slowly became converted to tangible assets in the form of goods and labour. Should the loan be defaulted upon, the banker had the right to seize the defaulter’s property. As time passed, therefore, the goldsmiths became wealthier and wealthier. They had devised a scheme to create money out of thin air and then convert this money into real goods, labour, or property. A loan of money at 12% interest recouped not merely 12% for the banker, but 112%, as it does to this day.
As the industrial era began, so the potential for furthering this scheme increased exponentially. The goldsmiths were now fully-fledged bankers, and their ability to create money out of thin air and then convert it into tangible assets enabled them to begin to control whole industries to the point where the worlds of banking and industry became, to all intents and purposes, seamless entities. Extended family banking structures, such as the Rothschilds, acquired so much power in this manner that the various monarchies and fledgling governments of the time soon began to seem quite feeble by comparison.
To increase their power and influence still further, these elite banking families would subtly buy influence within governments or monarchies and utilise this influence to strategically stir up unrest between nations. When the inevitable disputes broke out, they would then lend vast sums of money, usually to both sides, so that war could be waged. Any armaments purchased would be those manufactured by the industrial wing of the banking-industrial cartel, and by regulating the loan of money and the timing of the delivery of weapons, the outcome of any conflict could effectively be controlled. If deemed necessary, monarchies and governments could further be destabilized by generating poverty through regulating the money supply, and by using agent-provocateur tactics to fuel any latent desire for revolution. With such power it was easy to control the fledgling governments of Europe and ensure that only those politicians who would do the will of the banking families came to power.
As the twentieth century dawned, the banking families hit upon a new means to consolidate and increase their gains. They discovered that by periodically restricting the money supply crashes within the emergent stock exchanges of the world could easily be engineered. The most notable example of this was the famous Wall Street Crash of 1929. What the history books usually fail to record is that, in a crash, wealth is not actually destroyed, but merely transferred. The “Crash of ’29” allowed the most powerful of the banking and industrial families to absorb the weaker elements, generating even greater levels of centralized control.
As the technological revolution progressed, so the buying up of TV stations and newspapers allowed the creation and control of the mass media. This served to ensure that only a portrayal of events that suited the interests of the elite banking families would get to public attention – invariably one that all but denied their very existence.
The vision we’re usually given of how political power is manifest in our society typically runs something like this: government at the top, banking, industry, media and military, beneath, and the people beneath this. However, an independent examination of the development of modern political power is more likely to reveal the following arrangement: extended family banking groups at the top, government beneath, facilitating the wishes of this hierarchy, and the media beneath portraying the work of the government to the people as “democracy in action.”
It can thus be seen that, in truth, most governments are little more than front organizations for the elite banking cartels. They interface with the public via the media, acting to facilitate social change in a manner that maintains relative social stability, while ensuring that our culture stays in line with any course the elite wish it to pursue. Western governments do not usually allow the public to actually pick who becomes their political representative, merely to choose between individuals selected by the party hierarchy. Neither do the public get to pick the policies the representative will pursue, this is also under the control of the party. To say that this system is open to abuse is a considerable understatement.
The creation of the United States of America represents the pinnacle of the elite’s ambitions for world domination. America is, in essence, a prototype for world consumer culture. By encouraging a broad base of racial groups to settle and develop under their constant control, the banking families have been able to slowly direct the natural evolution of a form of social order that humans from any background can adapt to, without a significant number of them becoming sufficiently dissociated to actually take up arms and overthrow the system. This is aided by a highly repressive justice system and backed by the largest prison population on the planet. Now that the technological revolution has facilitated the expression of American cultural values across the world, America is, in effect, expanding until the 50 states actually encompass the whole globe in all but name. Our planet is slowly becoming America.
America is the ultimate control fantasy – consensual incarceration – whole groups of people slowly driven to believe that there exists no way of securely living together other than by the giving up of personal freedom bit by bit.
The Second World War, a conflict which cost the lives of tens of millions of people, was entirely manipulated into being by the elite banking and industrial cartels. Hitler rose to power in a country so economically crippled by the reparations imposed after the previous war that going into another should have been inconceivable. But the banking elite agreed to the loan of billions of dollars, and furthermore set up a vast industrial complex within Germany, (much of it the Standard Oil subsidiary, I.G. Farben), to manufacture the tanks, planes, arms and munitions necessary to wage another European war. Oil pipelines and factories were built, lines of credit extended and the war machine spent nearly a whole decade churning out weaponry while the rest of the country remained in abject poverty thus fuelling the desire for war. The whole thing was a set up from start to finish, as even a cursory independent examination will confirm. The millions of deaths that resulted were looked upon by the banking families as being simply a sacrifice necessary to achieve greater levels of European homogeny and control.
“Conquered states…. can be held by the conqueror in three different ways. The first is to ruin them, the second for the conqueror to go and reside there in person and the third is to allow them to continue to live under their own laws, subject to a regular tribute, and to create in them a government of the few who will keep the country friendly to the conqueror.” – Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince
I will now look at the banking families’ ambitions in the Southern Hemisphere, or so-called “Third World.” All across Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America, the elite banking families have again pursued unrelentingly the ambition of destabilizing a multitude of traditional cultures and creating in their place a series of homogenized trading blocks. In recent years this task has been undertaken chiefly by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). But the story commences many years before.
Colonization by the European empire builders from the sixteenth century onwards and the later granting of “independence” to conquered territories led slowly to the forging of individual nation states with monarchies and governments. To ensure that these institutions remained subservient to the elite, agent provocateurs and dubious Western government agencies worked behind the scenes to displace any leaders who showed democratic tendencies and replace them with elite puppets from local communities and their extended families. To maintain these hated and corrupt regimes in power, the Western banking institutions lent vast sums of money to these “governments” and monarchies to enable them to form armies, frequently with foreign troops, and thus prevent the people of the country from wresting power. Loans were further granted for the purchase of weapons, to wage various regional conflicts stirred up by elite agent provocateurs, and to build palatial homes in which the puppet monarchs and their officials might reside.
In the early 1970s, the elite-manipulated Yom Kippur war resulted in a massive rise in oil prices. The whole world found itself paying vastly increased rates for petroleum, and the massive profits made by the oil-producing nations were invested back with the elite-controlled Western banks. Relying on the ever-popular tactic of loaning at least ten times their reserves, the banks now had insane sums of money to lend. With the “Third World” countries compelled to pay vastly increased sums for their oil, as well as service the debts already incurred by their puppet leaders, further massive loans were advanced to them in a banking strategy that came to be known as “petrodollar recycling.” The Western banks would send youthful reps across the world offering gigantic loans to anyone in power who wanted them. These loans were, of course, created out of thin air and tied to the recipient buying weapons, machinery or goods from the industrial or military clients of the banking cartel offering the money. In the 1980s, the bubbles began to burst, with the Mexican debt crisis becoming the first of many “days of reckoning.” The World Bank and the IMF, elite-manufactured organizations created in the 1940s to “stimulate the conditions of world trade,” stepped in. They offered “adjustments” – strategies for repayment that involved the countries concerned adopting economic “austerity” programmes and commencing industrial production of Western goods and consumer products.
To commence industrial production, the countries had to take out further loans and buy plant from – the industrial clients of the banking cartels. To generate sufficient power for the new industries, they had to hire companies to build hydroelectric power plants or nuclear reactors – companies that were again the heavy industry clients of the banking cartels.
The IMF debt-rescheduling practices enforced on the countries experiencing major problems paying back their loans (problems entirely generated by the elite via their control of world interest rates and oil prices) compelled the “Third World” nations, one after another, to commence manufacturing goods, not for themselves but for sale on the world markets. Here, in the emergent global marketplace, they had to compete with each other in a highly competitive market over which they had no control. The only factor in the IMF equation that the Southern Hemisphere countries could control was the cost of labour. The result was cheaper goods for Western consumers and greater poverty for workers in the “Third World.”
All across the Southern Hemisphere, small farmers were driven away from planting crops for themselves and compelled to plant crops for export, hoping they’d get paid enough to survive. In the 1980s, runaway inflation stimulated by Reaganomics in America (the arrangement of vast loans for US government spending on military and space projects that sent world interest rates skyrocketing) began to force many local people out of the countryside altogether. They were driven into the newly created cities where they vied with each other for work in the newly built factories. This led to the destruction of traditional ways of life for millions upon millions. Emergent drug cartels, invariably under the direction of government agencies such as the CIA, began to flood the cities and industrial areas with cheap drugs, hooking those with jobs deeper into a life of wage slavery, and those without into lifelong street-level delinquency. In addition, grain crops, previously used for bread, were diverted into producing of alcohol for the relocated populations. Problems unheard of a generation before – alcoholism, drug addiction, crime, unemployment, poverty and malnutrition – became epidemic in proportion all across Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia. In Brazil, one of the biggest food exporters in the world, approaching half a million children die annually from malnutrition or hunger-related diseases.
In the early 1990s, the spectre of capitalist greed proved increasingly disturbing for the people buying the goods created in this manner. So the elite came up with “green-washing” – the media-driven means by which images of change within the Southern Hemisphere are bombarded upon the Western viewer, convincing them that “the system” is adapting to moral pressure from Western citizens. News broadcasts accepted that previous practices had been exploitative but that, post Live Aid and similar, things were changing and any residual problems were entirely the fault of the poorer nations themselves or the weather. The previous “evil capitalists,” the Reagans and Thatchers, were removed from power and replaced by consumer-friendly mouthpieces of the elite – the Clintons and the Blairs. On UK TV at the time of writing (originally Spring 2000), one BBC programme features former Spice Girl, Geri Halliwell, entering the world’s shanty towns and meeting crowds of poor but happy-looking children jumping up and down, thus generally promoting the image of gradual change and improvement. What the programme neglected to reveal is that, in many of the “Third World’s” shantytowns, children now have less than a 50% chance of making it to their first birthday. Infant mortality rates are rising steadily throughout the Southern Hemisphere, despite the efforts of the United Nations (UN) and World Health Organization (WHO) to massage the figures. For those lucky enough to reach the grand old age of five, the only prospect to look forward to is a life of begging, street crime or child prostitution. The population of the world is currently estimated at six billion. Three billion of these are existing in poverty, one third of them at near-starvation level. For the majority of the world’s citizens, life is now demonstrably worse than at any time in recorded history.
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