Who today believes the US government is not corrupt? What is the problem and how can we fix it weighs on the minds of intellectuals and laborers alike. But, the answer requires some objective distancing from the problem and this is where too many Americans are too distracted, too tempted, too dependent, too confused, too apathetic about the system to connect the dots that are plain to see.
Our history has been distorted by the influence of money. Before we can fix the problem, we’ve got to know where the problem came from, and there are massive volumes by distinguished professors who’ve spent their entire careers on this, so obviously an amateur like me is not going to add anything to the conversation in a blog post.
Instead, I’ll let the experts speak in their own words, and then you might start connecting the dots, too.
“In the United States today we have in effect two governments . . .We have the duly constituted Government . . . Then we have an independent, uncontrolled and uncoordinated government in the Federal Reserve System, operating the money power which are reserved to Congress by the Constitution.” (Patman, Congressman Wright, Newsletter, June 6, 1968.)
The Divide is Manufactured
One of the greatest misunderstandings of the American public is that there is any real ideological divide or destabilizing forces vying for power between Blue and Red, North and South, Religious and Secular that is causing the corruption. This is a tool of mass distraction. Money in politics is the problem, many people claim this, without understanding that money IS politics.
“Give me control over a nation’s currency and I care not who makes its laws.” Baron Mayor Amschel Rothschild
“The few who understand the system, will either be so interested from its profits or so dependent on its favors, that there will be no opposition from that class.” -- Rothschild Brothers of London, 1863
“History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling the money and its issuance.” James Madison (1751-1836) 4th US President
100 Years of a Cartel-run Economy
A cartel is a government-sanctioned monopoly.
From Superclass by David Rothkopf, “We need look at only a few examples to get a sense of the impact of this connection between elites in different power clusters. At the time of this writing, Goldman’s board includes Stephen Friedman, the former Goldman CE and current chairman of the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, and James Johnson, the former head of Fannie Meai and top adviser to Democratic presidential candidates. Within Goldman we find a wide variety of former top government officials including, to name a few, the former undersecretary of state Bob Hormats, the former undersecretary of the treasure John F. W. Rogers, and the former New York Fed chairman Gerald Corrigan. Look at top firms besides Goldman and the results are the same. The board of Morgan Stanley includes former White House chief of staff Erskine Bowles, former National Economic Council chair Laura Tyson, and former SEC chief accountant Donald Nicolaisen. The board of Citibank: former CIA director John Deutch and former treasury secretary Robert Rubin. The board of Lehman Brothers: former Ex-IM Bank chairman John Macomber and former Rear Admiral Marsha Johnson Evans. . . Of course, the list does not stop at America’s borders; the lists of international leaders with ties to major financial institutions is a long one as well.”
In the 100 years since the inception of the Federal Reserve we’ve gone from shunning the concept of a central bank to openly boasting that’s what we have, from the agrarian mentality that debt is a sin at worst or a grave stupidity at best to students graduating en masse directly into the surf system, to families maxing-out their credit cards, mortgaging themselves to the hilt, not saving for the future, but in fact perpetually borrowing from it, just like the government. We have sold ourselves and our children to the banksters who are running our world.
“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 feudalistic fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent meetings and conferences. The apex of the systems was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world’s central banks which were themselves private corporations. Each central bank . . . sought to dominate its government by its ability to control Treasury loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence cooperative politicians by subsequent economic rewards in the business world.” (Tragedy and Hope by Carroll Quigley)
100 years later, and they have in effect succeeded in their plan and have no intention in future of letting up on the control reigns.
“One of Yellen’s challenges will be to defend the notion that the Fed serves all the American people, and that it deserves to remain a largely self-managed institution, free from outside interference by the president or Congress. . . Yellen will also have to keep the economic recovery going while beginning the long march toward “normalizing” the Fed’s monetary policies.” http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/2014/0119/What-Janet-Yellen-will-do-with-the-nation-s-purse/%28page%29/6
“The job of the FED is to take away the punch bowl just as the party is getting going.” Former FED Chairman William McChesney Martin Jr
“It is well enough that the people of our nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.” Henry Ford, 1922
And my favorite quote of the year:
Addressing the Annual Dinner in Honor of Economic Operators, the Governor of the Bank of Mauritius in his speech Looking Beyond Vision 2020
“Who would have thought grand larceny on a global scale would have had such a favorable impact on financial literacy?”
Keep your eye on the silver lining while they continue business as usual!
Self-reliance is more than just an illusion of separating from the Matrix, it is taking steps toward a very practical kind of Anarchy–the State will have decreasing impact on our lives and we will be withdrawing our energies, money, skills and capacities from their control.
Don’t let the term Anarchy scare you, the Powers that Shouldn’t Be rely on your fear. Anarchy means nothing more than NO RULERS.
Learn more about anarchy from the modern-day experts:
Everyday Anarchy by Stefan Molyneux
Practical Anarchy by Stefan Molyneux (both free downloads!)
An excellent debate Authority vs Anarchy: