NOTE: The following is a transcript of a presentation I delivered on February 28, 2019. If the citations are crude and lacking, it is because I did not originally intend this as a published work.
On a future occasion, I may update this post with hyperlinks to the relevant sources for the various facts I use to make my case (although, considering my time restraints, I can’t make any promises).
For the moment, I urge readers interested in fullly sourced citations to see the books None Dare Call it Conspiracy by Gary Allen and The Shadows of Power by James Perloff, along with the January 8, 2018 edition of The New American magazine.
There’s no word today so taboo in polite society as the word “CONSPIRACY.”
And there’s no faster way to become a social pariah than to be labeled a “CONSPIRACY THEORIST.”
The overarching thesis I intend to prove is that a conspiracy exists.
Everything I will be presenting tonight is documented and verifiable fact. But they’re facts that are often left out of the history books.
Accident or Conspiracy?
There are two competing theories of history:
- The accidental theory of history
- The conspiracy theory of history
According to the accidental theory of history, events happen completely by chance. Nations are created, empires are born and fall through random happenstance. History is a sentient force that guides mankind in a determined path without regard to human agency.
According to the conspiracy theory of history, men have agency, and men cause world events to happen. Men plan and organize in order to further their ambitions—and oftentimes these ambitions and organized efforts are hidden from the public at large.
That is the essence of conspiracy. Conspiracy has nothing to do with lizard people or with extraterrestrials from the constellation Draco.
Conspiracy is simply two or more people coordinating together in secret to do something that is unlawful or harmful to others.
FDR once said “In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.”
We have record of several conspiracies throughout history. The conspiracy by a group of Roman senators to assassinate Julius Caesar. The conspiracy by the chief elders of the Jews to kill Jesus. Society even allows us to believe that the mafia is a conspiracy that is able to control federal and state politicians.
Yet society doesn’t want us to believe that there is a conspiracy today being run by men and women from the so-called legitimate world.
My argument is the following:
There is a conspiracy today of wealthy and powerful individuals who seek to eradicate our republican form of government, erode our culture, destroy our Christian religion, eliminate American national sovereignty, and use socialism as a mechanism to bring about a totalitarian state in which the American people will be reduced to a state of slavery.
This modern conspiracy goes back to at least the 1700s and hit its stride in America in the 20th Century. Communism is part of the conspiracy but not the full conspiracy in and of itself.
The conspiracy is inherently satanic, a subject I will address in a later presentation.
As Paul wrote to the Ephesians:
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”-(Ephesians 6:12)
Without further ado, let’s begin.
Two Parties, One Agenda
There’s one thing people from both sides of the political aisle can agree on: no matter what party is in power, the policies that come out of Washington tend to follow the same course. Any rational observer would say that in practice there’s virtually no difference between the two major parties, Democrat or Republican, no matter how much they may claim to differ from each other.
What is the direction of the policies pursued by the uniparty?
Whether Democrats or Republicans control Congress and the White House, you can be sure national policy will be moving in a direction of big government socialism, anti-Christian secularism, and imperialistic globalism.
Republican politicians claim to be for constitutionalism, limited government, Christian morality, and protecting our border.
But even under a Bush, a Nixon, or a Reagan, the executive branch continues to assume greater unconstitutional authority, more unconstitutional federal programs are created, the bureaucracy grows, the national debt grows, Christian morality gets replaced by deviance in public, and illegal immigration goes unchecked.
Meanwhile, Democrat politicians claim to be pro-peace and anti-war. They say they want to bring our troops home and that we should let everyone in the world mind their own business. In short, that America shouldn’t be the world’s policeman.
But then Democrats take control, and what happens? Even under a Clinton or Obama, we have intervention in conflicts that don’t affect us, nation-building, unconstitutional treaties, and wars costing us trillions of dollars and thousands of troops’ lives.
What explains this perplexing situation?
One of the most important tactics throughout history is that of controlled opposition.
Powerful men create their own opponents to give the people the impression that there are “good guys” fighting against them—yet these heroes miraculously manage to lose every single time it really counts.
The die-hard social social conservatives who can’t help funding Planned Parenthood year after year. The bleeding heart liberals who don’t blink before throwing their support behind another baseless war started on false pretenses.
Now let’s look at American policy, foreign and domestic, through the lens of controlled opposition.
During the Cold War, the United States was ostensibly the enemy of the despotic system we know as communism. We were told the Soviet Union was prepared to annihilate us with nuclear weapons at any moment. We were told the Reds wanted to turn America into a satellite of the Kremlin.
And yet at every turn, America’s foreign policy was curiously always one that strengthened its alleged mortal enemy.
In 1933, the US formally recognized Stalin’s communist regime. At the time, the Russian government was staying alive financially from week to week by what many would call “check-kiting.” Our recognition tremendously increased their prestige and credit—saving them from financial collapse and allowing them to increase their nest of spies in our country.
As World War II drew to a close, the Allies made it clear they would let Stalin keep the Eastern European nations, including Poland, which he had conquered while under compact with Hitler—even though the war had begun in the first place over the territorial integrity of Poland and other small nations.
Red China: American Self-Sabotage at Work
Among the east Asian nations that fell into the communist block, China was the one whose fall we have continued feeling the most even in the present day.
A look at the record shows that American policy toward Red China has consistently been one that has allowed the growth of communism in that country, even while our leaders were railing against it.
Recall that during the Chinese Civil War, it was the Nationalists led by Chiang Kai-Shek who headed China’s Republican government and were trying to stamp out the communist rebellion led by Mao Zedong.
Now in the last days of World War II, FDR supplied Stalin with 3,000 tanks, 500 planes, and enough munitions, food, and fuel for a 1,250,000 man army so that the Soviets could fight the Japanese in Manchuria–even though the US was already approaching victory.
Stalin’s troops entered China just five days before Japan formally surrendered—and after Hiroshima had already been pounded by the atom bomb!
Guess what Stalin did with all the lend-lease weapons he got from FDR? He gave them, along with the arms and munitions from Japan’s huge arsenals in Manchuria, over to Mao Zedong and the Chinese communists.
By the way, the supplies we gave to Stalin, and thus to Red China, were more than twice what we ever gave to Chiang Kai-Shek during the four years he was our ally.
What aid we did give the Chinese Nationalists tended to be non-military and outright unusable.
Colonel L. B. Moody, U.S. Army Ordnance Corps, stated:
“Only passing reference will be made to the billions of mouldy cigarettes, blown-up guns, and junk bombs and disabled vehicles from the Pacific Islands which have been totalled up with other real or alleged aid in various State Department, Communist and leftist statements to create the impression that we have furnished the Nationalist government with hundreds of millions or billions of useful fighting equipment.”
In 1948, Congress granted $125 in military assistance to the Chinese Nationalists. It took seven months to ship them the supplies. Compare that to the eight days needed to loads our boats with British-bound munitions after Dunkirk.
Author Anthony Kubek described the state of that first shipload:
“Of the total number, 480 of the machine guns lacked spare parts, tripod mounts, etc. Thompson machine guns had no magazines or clips. There were no loading machines for the loading of ammunition belts. Only a thousand of the light machine guns had mounts, and there were only a thousand clips for the 2,280 light machine guns.”
The freedom-fighting Chinese were further crippled by Army Chief of Staff George Marshall, who also served in the roles of Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense.
Before Marshall arrived in China, the Nationalists outnumbered the communists 5-1 in both troops and rifles, and were successfully driving them back. Marshall, however, imposed a total of three truces—which the communists violated, allowing them to regroup, bring up Soviet supplies, and further train their guerillas. This expanded their control from 57 Chinese counties to 310.
General Claire Chennault recounted that, on one occasion, the Nationalists had surrounded 70,000 Communist soldiers, but Marshall’s truce allowed them to get away, regroup, and later orchestrate an offensive.
On another occasion, the Nationalists trapped 100,000 Communist troops, but the Marshall truce again allowed their release.
Was Marshall reprimanded for his ineptitude when he got back from his China mission? No. President Truman made him Secretary of State.
Marshall also imposed a weapons embargo on the Nationalists while the Communists continued receiving a steady weapons supply from the USSR. Marshall boasted that he disarmed 39 anti-communist divisions “with a stroke of the pen.”
There’s a book that details how George Marshall repeatedly sabotaged American interests and facilitated the spread of communism.
For instance, Marshall overruled General Douglas MacArthur during the Korean War and saved the Yalu River’s bridges from destruction by the U.S. Air Force—allowing communist Chinese soldiers to invade Korea, which precluded victory by MacArthur, guaranteeing the stalemate that ultimately occurred.
The book is titled America’s Retreat from Victory: The Story of George Catlett Marshall.
It’s written by Sen. Joseph McCarthy. Though he was not a man without his faults, McCarthy was absolutely right about the extent of the communist conspiracy in this country. Perhaps no American political figure had been so smeared as Joseph McCarthy until the arrival of Donald Trump.
The establishment often uses the term “McCarthyism” to mean a witch hunt—as a way of ridiculing right wing nuts who see a communist under every rock. But weren’t there?
Let’s look at the US State Department’s eastern affairs division during this time period.
Dean Acheson, who had represented Soviet interests in America, became Assistant Secretary of State in 1941.
Among those he put into the State Department’s Far Eastern Division were:
- Alger Hiss, subsequently proven a Soviet spy
- John Carter Vincent, director of the Office of Far Eastern Affairs, later identified by Daily Worker editor Louis Budenz as a communist
- John Stewart Service, Foreign Service Officer in China who turned State Department information over to the Chinese communists, and was arrested by the FBI in the Amerasia spy case
- John P. Davies, Foreign Service Officer who consistently lobbied for the communists
- Owen Lattimore, appointed U.S. adviser to Chiang Kai-shek but identified as a communist by ex-communists Whittaker Chambers and Elizabeth Bentley
- And several others.
And of course, we could delve into the US’s eventual normalization of relations with Red China, which resulted in America and the western world doing so much business with the China that the they’re well on their way to overtaking us as the most powerful nation on earth.
Red China is just one example of how the United States, for all its anti-communist hullabaloo, has in reality been promoting communism abroad from the beginning.
And of course, the record of America’s own socialization speaks for itself. From the New Deal to the Great Society to Obamacare to the Green New Deal, with every passing year we get that much closer to a completely socialized state—even when so-called “conservatives” take office.
The Truth About Communism
That there is a massive communist and socialist infiltration of not only our government, but all our major social and civic institutions, is more than clear.
But what you need to understand, is that it’s about more than Soviet spies. It always has been.
Furthermore, it goes beyond communism and communists. George Marshall was not a communist. Yet he was deliberately aiding and abetting communists at every opportunity. Why?
Here’s the point: Communism and socialism are not and never have been what they claim to be. They have nothing to do with a worker’s paradise. Nothing to do with the proletariat. Nothing to do with equality.
The true definition of communism is this: Communism is an international, conspiratorial drive for power on the part of men in high places willing to use any means to bring about their desired aim: global conquest.
Communism, from its inception, was nothing more than a ruse. A scam which entices the masses with visions of a worker’s utopia in order to amass supreme political power in the hands of the State, after which that power is controlled by an oligarchy of wealthy elites.
Communism claims to be against the rich. Yet, as we will shortly see, it is the world’s wealthiest who have backed it from its earliest days. Why?
Because they are power-hungry men who realize that money only gets them so much power. These men realize that if they want to have the supreme power they dream of, they first need to create an all powerful state that governs every aspect of human life—a state whose levers they will pull.
So how do they plan to bring about this oligarchy of theirs?
Karl Marx laid out 10 planks he said were necessary to create a socialist state. According to Marx, if you want socialism, you need to first have 10 things.
Two of them will be our focus right now.
- A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
- Centralization of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.
Curiously, Marx’s tenth plank was “Free education for all children in government schools.” We don’t have time to address education tonight, but suffice it to say that public education is and has always been one of the chief instruments of the Conspiracy.
Getting back on topic, again we have:
- A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
- Centralization of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.
In short, to get to socialism, you need an income tax and a national bank.
We have both of them in the United States today, and both came into existence in the very same year: 1913.
Identifying the Conspiracy
The men responsible for the establishment of these two steps toward socialism, and responsible for much of the advance of socialism at home and abroad, are the world financial elite, particularly the members of the international banking community.
Carroll Quigley was a historian and professor at Georgetown University famous for his theory of the evolution of civilizations. He also happened to be a mentor to Bill Clinton.
Quigley wrote extensively about a network of the world’s financial elite who manipulated world events to their favor. Quigley had been close to many of the network’s chief players, which on the British side foremostly included mining magnate Cecil Rhodes (of Rhodes scholar fame) and statesman Alfred Milner.
Quigley described this organization extensively in his book Tragedy and Hope. He wrote:
“There does exist, and has existed for a generation, an international Anglophile network which operates, to some extent, in the way the Radical right believes the Communists act. In fact, this network, which we may identify as the Round Table Groups, has no aversion to cooperating with the Communists, or any other group, and frequently does so.
I know of the operation of this network because I have studied it for twenty years and was permitted for two years, in the early 1960s, to examine its papers and secret records. I have no aversion to it or to most of its aims and have, for much of my life, been close to it and to many of its instruments. I have objected, both in the past and recently, to a few of its policies… but in general my chief difference of opinion is that it wishes to remain unknown, and I believe its role in history is significant enough to be known.”
Notice what Quigley said: This network of elites “has no aversion to cooperating with the communists and frequently does so.”
Also note that Quigley said he only disagreed with this network’s desire to keep its work secret, hidden from the public. But he did not disagree with its aims, which he described in these words:
“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.”
As you examine the long list of powerful men associated with the Roundtable Groups Quigley described, there is one name that continues to appear and is supreme over all the rest: Rothschild.
The Rothchilds: Europe’s Kingmakers
The Rothschilds are a wealthy family that originated as a financial dynasty in Frankfurt, Germany in the 18th Century.
The Rothschild banking empire covers all Europe and the United States. In the 19th Century, it was publicly acknowledged that the Rothchilds held the largest private fortune in the world. Today, Rothschild interests comprise a wide array of fields: real estate, mining, energy, and more.
The German economist and sociologist, Werner Sombart, wrote:
“The principal loan floaters of the world, the Rothschilds, were later the first railway kings. The period of 1820 onwards became the ‘Age of the Rothschilds’ so that at the middle of the century it was a common dictum: There is only one power in Europe and that is Rothschild.”
The Chicago American newspaper noted in 1923:
“The Rothschilds can start or prevent wars. Their word could make or break empires.”
“Chicago American” newspaper
In 1924, the New York Evening Post stated:
“The Kaiser had to consult Rothschild to find out whether he could declare war. Another Rothschild carried out the whole burden of the conflict which overthrew Napoleon.”
In fact, the Rothschilds financed both sides of the Napoleonic wars, and only went full in against Napoleon when the French dictator started thinking he was the top dog and didn’t have to listen to his masters.
The Rothschild dynasty was founded by Meyer Amschel Rothschild, born Meyer Amschel Bauer.
After completing an apprenticeship at the Bank of Oppenheim, he came into the service of Landgrave Frederick II of Hesse, then the wealthiest man in Europe.
He rose very quickly, making money for his master by convincing George III of England to hire from the Landgrave nearly 17,000 Hessian mercenaries in order to quell the American Revolution.
Meyer Amschel painted the symbol of a red shield on his house, from which he adopted the surname Rothschild, which means “with the red shield.”
Upon his death, Meyer Amschel Rothschild split one billion francs among his five sons. He strategically sent each of his sons to one of Europe’s major cities.
One son he kept in Frankfurt. Another he sent to London, another to Paris, one to Vienna, and one to Naples.
The Rothschilds funded many of the world’s most prominent firms. On the English side, they invested heavily in Cecil Rhodes’ ventures, including his company De Beers and his African colony of Rhodesia.
But the true key to the Rothschild’s success was in lending to governments.
For international bankers, the beauty of lending to governments lies in the security. A head of state can nearly always find the money to pay back his loans. All he has to do is tax his subjects.
How does an international banker make sure a government pays up? The economist Stuart Crane noted that just as a financial firm gains a seat on the board of a company to whom it lends considerable capital, an international banker gets a voice in the policy of a nation to whom it lends.
But how does a banker demand payment from a king without the monarch saying “off with his head?”
The answer is, you finance or threaten to finance the king’s rival: a foreign enemy. And if he doesn’t have an enemy, you create one.
Understand that principle, and you understand most of American foreign policy in the 20th and 21st centuries.
But the Rothschilds and other international bankers realized that the greatest power lies in having full control over a nation’s money supply.
A famous (though unsourced) quote often attributed to Mayer Amschel Rothschild says “Give me control of a nation’s money and I care not who makes its laws.”
Thus, the Rothschilds and other international bankers began their push for the creation of central banks—and control of those that already existed.
Central Banks: The Conspiracy’s Key to Power
Again, central banks are crucial to the communist agenda.
Vladimir Lenin said:
“The establishment of a central bank is 90% of communizing a nation.”
Throughout Europe, the international financiers successfully cemented their grip on existing national banks and pushed for the creation of new ones. There was the Bank of England, the Bank of France, the Bank of Italy, the Bank of Germany.
All of these were privately owned monopolies, not owned by their respective governments as many imagine. A few, like the Banks of England and France, were nationalized in the 20th century, although Carroll Quigley explained that the international bankers continued to control these even after they were theoretically socialized.
Quigley also explained that the individuals put in charge of central banks were merely “front men” for the true financial elites.
“It must not be felt that these heads of the world’s chief central banks were themselves substantive powers in world finance. They were not. Rather, they were the technicians and agents of the dominant investment bankers of their own countries, who had raised them up and were perfectly capable of throwing them down.
“The substantive financial powers of the world were in the hands of these investment bankers (also called “international” or “merchants” bankers) who remained largely behind the scenes in their own unincorporated banks. These formed a system of international cooperation and national dominance which was more private, more powerful, and more secret than that of their agents in the central banks.”
These powers set their sights on the United States from the beginning because they could clearly see the potential the fledgling nation had to become the most important country in the world.
That is why they pushed for the creation of the first and second Banks of the United States.
Prior to its chartering and throughout its existence, the Bank of the United States was met with deep criticism by Americans who viewed it as a threat to our freedom.
Thomas Jefferson and James Madison claimed that the bank was unconstitutional, and that it benefited merchants and investors at the expense of the majority of the population.
It should be noted that the Bank of the United States was a private corporation and open to foreign stockholders—including the old world money powers.
Gustavus Myers, the influential journalist and historian for whom the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award was named, wrote:
“Under the surface, the Rothschilds long had a powerful influence in dictating American financial laws. The law records show that they were powers in the old Bank of the United States.”
Andrew Jackson understood the danger the Bank of the United States. He had the backing of the American public when he vetoed its recharter in the 1830s.
In retaliation, the bank’s president, Nicholas Biddle, induced a financial crisis by relaxing the bank’s lending standards in its last years and maintaining unsafe reserve ratios.
The public initially blamed Jackson for the ensuing panic, but eventually Biddle’s actions came to light and he was the subject of immense backlash and even charged with fraud.
But the financial elite didn’t give up on their goal of establishing a national bank—in fact, they doubled down.
The efforts of these men culminated in the creation of what we now call the Federal Reserve System.
The Federal Reserve Cartel
The Federal Reserve’s establishment was the product of a very organized group of individuals, American and foreign.
- American Financier
- Played important roles in the formation of General Electric, U.S. Steel, AT&T and others
- Rothschild associate
Morgan’s ties and business dealings with the Rothschild’s go back to his father, Junius, a protégé of Rothschild agent George Peabody.
In fact, Congressman Louis McFadden, a banker who for ten years headed the House Banking and Currency Committee, referred to J.P. Morgan as the top American agent of the English Rothschilds.
John D. Rockefeller
Best known for the petroleum titan Standard Oil, Rockefeller found early success due to the use of illegal rebates to his oil business from his own Southern Improvement Company—a corporation that was financed by the Cleveland-based National City Bank, which congressional reports identified as one of three Rothschild-controlled banks in the United States.
Rockefeller also received rebates for transporting his product on railroads controlled by the financial firm Kuh, Loeb, & Company—a Rothschild satellite.
Schiff was the head of Kuhn, Loeb, & Company, which along with J.P. Morgan & Company, was America’s premier investment bank in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Schiff’s father was a broker for the Rothschilds, and Jacob Schiff was born in the house his family shared with the Rothschilds in Frankfurt.
President of the New York National City Bank.
Warburg emigrated from Germany with his brother, Felix. He became a partner at Kuhn, Loeb. Their brother, Max, stayed behind in Germany to oversee the family bank, M.M. Warburg & Co.
The Warburg bank became a front for the Rothschilds in 1857, when the Rothchilds injected huge capital in order to save the failing M.M. Warburg & Co.
Aldrich was a Republican Senator known as an ally of Northern big business. His daughter married John D. Rockefeller, Jr., making Senator Aldrich the grandfather of banker David Rockefeller and Senator Nelson Rockefeller, a liberal Republican who eventually became governor of New York and Vice President under Gerald Ford.
The Federal Reserve: A History of Deception
The history of the Federal Reserve, condensed, is as follows:
Following the death of the Second Bank of the United States, most Americans were distrustful of central banks.
In order to persuade the public that there was a need for a central bank, the financial elite created a series of panics.
J.P. Morgan was an expert at these artificial panics.
Senator Robert Owen, a banker and co-author of the Federal Reserve Act who later regretted his role in it, testified before a congressional committee that the bank he owned received from the National Bankers Association what came to be known as the Panic Circular of 1893. It stated: “You will at once retire one-third of your circulation and call in one-half of your loans.”
In the April 25, 1949 issue of Life magazine, Lewis Allen described Morgan’s role in triggering the panic of 1907. Morgan did so by spreading rumors of the insolvency of the Knickerbocker Bank and the Trust Company of America:
“Oakleigh Thorne, the president of that particular trust company, testified later before a congressional committee that his bank had been subjected to only moderate withdrawals … that he had not applied for help, and that it was the [Morgan’s] ‘sore point’ statement alone that had caused the run on his bank.”
Morgan went on to “end” the panic he himself had created. What did he accomplish?
- He raised his reputation in the eyes of American people.
- He killed off rival smaller banks.
- He convinced many Americans that a central banking system was needed to prevent future panics.
In came Paul Warburg. Warburg married the daughter of Solomon Loeb, one of the founding partners of Kuhn, Loeb, & Company.
Kuhn, Loeb paid Warburg a salary of $500,000 a year (over $13 million in today’s money) while he devoted most of his time to writing and lecturing on the need for “bank reform.”
Meanwhile, the Senate appointed Nelson Aldrich, then widely considered Morgan’s floorman in the Senate, to head the National Monetary Commission.
Aldrich didn’t have any technical knowledge of banking, but that didn’t stop him from accepting $300,000 of taxpayer money ($8 million today) to be wined and dined by the heads of Europe’s central banks while he supposedly studied central banking.
When Aldrich returned to America, the Commission made no report and held no meetings for two years.
Nevertheless, Aldrich was busy. He and Paul Warburg organized a secret meeting of Rockefeller and Morgan men at which they drafted the plans that eventually became the Federal Reserve Act.
The meeting took place in 1910 at J.P. Morgan’s hunting club on Jekyll Island, off the coast of Georgia.
In addition to Aldrich and Warburg, those present were:
- Frank Vanderlip of National City Bank
- A. Piatt Andrew, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury
- Benjamin Strong of the Morgan-owned Bankers Trust Company
The attendees at the meeting were told not to publicly reveal where they were going, and were even instructed to avoid using their actual last names as they traveled.
Frank Vanderlip described their secrecy in his recollection of the event 25 years later in a Saturday Evening Post article:
“[T]here was an occasion, near the close of 1910, when I was as secretive—indeed as furtive—as any conspirator … I do not feel it is an exaggeration to speak of our secret expedition to Jekyll Island as the occasion of the actual conception of what eventually became the Federal Reserve System …
“We were told to leave our last names behind us. We were told further that we should avoid dining together on the night of our departure. We were instructed to come one at a time and as unobtrusively as possible to the terminal of the New Jersey littoral of the Hudson, where Senator Aldrich’s private car would be in readiness, attached to the rear end of the train for the South.
“Once aboard the private car, we began to observe the taboo that had been fixed on last names.
“Discovery, we knew, simply must not happen, or else all our time and effort would be wasted.”
Note that last part. Why would their work be wasted if the public found out about the meeting? Because the American people would never accept a bill that posed as a watchdog on the big bankers if they knew the big bankers themselves were the ones who wrote it.
It would be akin to the people discovering that a bill claiming to crack down on the drug cartels was actually written by El Chapo!
At the meeting, Paul Warburg stressed that the name “central bank” must be avoided at all costs. They instead opted for the phrase “regional reserve,” which, of course, later became “federal reserve.”
Aldrich took the result of that meeting, completed his Monetary Commission report, and then sponsored the central bank legislation in the Senate.
But he made a mistake. Aldrich was so well-known in public as a tool of the bankers that his name on the bill proved to be its kiss of death. The legislation was shot down.
That was the problem of Republicans in general. The Republican Party at this time was known for being extremely connected to Wall Street interests.
The conspirators realized that they had to push the central bank through the Democrats and sell it as a way of stripping Wall Street big wigs of their power.
The 1912 election gave them the perfect opportunity to do this. Republican President William Howard Taft had turned against the Aldrich bill, so the conspiracy wanted his Scalp.
The conspiracy found their man in Woodrow Wilson, the president of Princeton University who, in 1910, won his first ever run for office when he became Governor of New Jersey.
As an academic and politician, Woodrow Wilson’s progressivism was heavily rooted in German Hegelian philosophy–a major foundation of socialism and communism.
The conspirators put their money behind Wilson, but he still had little chance of beating the popular Taft. However, Taft’s defeat was all-but secured once former president Theodore Roosevelt entered the race as the candidate of the progressive Bull Moose Party.
J.P. Morgan agents George Perkins and Frank Munsey put enormous amounts of money behind Roosevelt.
Ironically, Wilson and Roosevelt were each trying to outdo the other as the true anti-Wall Street “progressive”—when, in reality, the same group of Wall Street barons was financing them both.
Ultimately, Roosevelt’s candidacy split the Republican vote, allowing a Wilson victory.
Once in office, Wilson promptly signed into law the new central banking legislation, which had been re-christened the Federal Reserve System.
Paul Warburg was subsequently appointed to the first Federal Reserve Board.
Benjamin Strong, another Jekyll Island conspirator, was chosen as chairman of the New York Federal Reserve Bank.
The Fed: A Legacy of Failure for America
The Federal Reserve system was hailed by its supporters as a victory for “democracy.” Nothing could be further from the truth.
The Federal Reserve controls our money supply and interest rates, and thereby regulates the entire economy, creating inflation or deflation, recession or boom, and sending the stock market up or down at whim.
And yet with all this power, the Federal Reserve is unaccountable to the American people. Neither the President, nor Congress, nor Secretaries of the Treasury direct the Federal Reserve.
Seen from the standard of what it was supposedly meant to achieve, the Federal Reserve has been a total failure.
The American people were told the Federal Reserve would end the cycle of boom and bust. Well, how did that work out? Some people have still not recovered from the 2008 recession.
What about the Great Depression. Shouldn’t the Federal Reserve have been able to prevent the Great Depression?
But, of course, the Federal Reserve was never intended to stop the Depression. In fact, it was intended to do the exact opposite.
Congressman Charles A. Lindberg, Sr., who had warned against passage of the Federal Reserve Bill, said:
“From now on, depressions will be scientifically created.”
Congressman Charles A. lindberg, Sr.
And the Great Depression was very much engineered.
As a matter of fact, the House Hearings on Stabilization of the Purchasing Power of the Dollar disclosed evidence in 1928—a year before Black Thursday—that the Federal Reserve Board was conspiring with the heads of European Central Banks.
The committee warned that a major crash had been planned in 1927, and that, at a secret meeting of the Federal Reserve Board and heads of the European central banks, the international bankers were beginning to tighten the noose after six preceding years of expanding or inflating the money supply by 62 percent—taking the stock market to dangerous heights.
At the same time, the media used misleading newspaper accounts to induce investors to speculate.
In March of 1929, Paul Warburg discretely signaled to fellow insiders that it was time to sell—to pull out before the crash came.
By the time Black Thursday hit in November of 1929, the insiders were all safely out of the market.
New York financiers started calling 24-hour broker call loans, meaning brokers and customers had to dump their stock on the market in order to pay the loans, triggering the stock market collapse and resultant banking collapse.
The insiders who were in on the game eventually bought back their stocks at a ninety percent discount from their former highs.
Congressman Louis McFadden, chairman of the House Banking and Currency Committee, commented:
“It [the depression] was not accidental. It was a carefully contrived occurrence … the international bankers sought to bring about a condition of despair here so that they might emerge as the rulers of us all.”
Congressman Louis McFadden
In short, the Federal Reserve didn’t stop recessions or depressions. But it did inflate our currency astronomically.
When the Federal Reserve System was passed in 1913, prices were only 20 percent higher than what they had been in 1775.
After the Federal Reserve and subsequent removal of our currency from the Gold Standard, consumer prices are today 2,440 percent higher than what they were in 1913.
The Federal Reserve increased our debt to unbelievable levels. Since Woodrow Wilson took his oath of office, the national debt has soared from a mere $1 billion to nearly $22 trillion today.
That’s money that you and I, our children and our grandchildren will be forced to pay off through taxes.
Of course, all of this wasn’t a failure—it was a success for those who wanted the Federal Reserve in the first place. The big money interest and international bankers are not only making a killing collecting debt payments year after year; they’ve consolidated their power over the federal government
Because when you owe someone money, they have power over you. And the more you owe them, the more power over you they get.
But how were the banksters going to collect these debt payments? The traditional way of funding the US government—through tariffs on imports—wasn’t going to give them the revenue they wanted.
That’s why they pushed for the other plank of a communized nation: A graduated income tax.
The same crowd of insiders who created the Federal Reserve—Morgan, Rockefeller, Warburg, Schiff—were behind the 16th Amendment, which allows Congress to levy a direct income tax on the people, something our founding fathers never intended.
But, of course, before the 16th Amendment was ratified, Congress conveniently passed the legislation that allowed for the creation of tax exempt foundations.
And the first two tax exempt foundations to be created? The Carnegie Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation.
In other words, the insiders made a vehicle to run up the debt, created the mechanism to collect the debt, and provided the means to shield themselves from that collection.
All they needed was a reason to run up the debt—and nothing spurs government borrowing like war.
World War I: The War the Elites Dragged Us Into
World War I was a war in which the United States had no business engaging.
It had been US policy since the days of George Washington not to become embroiled in European conflicts.
As a matter of fact, Woodrow Wilson was re-elected on the basis of keeping the US out of war. His major campaign slogan in the 1916 election was “He Kept Us Out of War.” The American people did not want to enter the Great War.
What caused public sentiment about World War I to change?
It was largely the sinking of the Lusitania, a British ocean liner that was sunk by a German submarine while carrying American passengers.
Curiously, it took nearly two years after the incident for the government to begin using the Lusitania’s sinking to whip up public sentiment in favor of the war.
What the history books rarely tell us is that when the Lusitania was sunk, it was carrying six million rounds of munitions directed to Great Britain.
The Germans had extensively warned America that they would sink any ship carrying arms or munitions to their wartime enemies. In fact, representatives of the German government were at the port handing out fliers prior to the Lusitania’s departure warning people not to board the ship because they would be putting their lives at risk.
However, this information was suppressed at subsequent hearings, and President Wilson ordered the original manifest of the Lusitania, which showed the munitions, to be hidden away in treasury archives.
Before the sinking, Winston Churchill, then head of British Admiralty, had ordered a report done to predict the political impact if a passenger ship were to be sunk carrying Americans.
The following conversation took place between top Wilson advisor Edward Mandell House and British foreign minister Sir Edward Grey:
“Grey: What Will America do if the Germans sink an ocean liner with American passengers on board?
“House: I believe that a flame of indignation would sweep the United States and that by itself would be sufficient to carry us into the war.”
Commander Joseph Kenworthy, then in British intelligence, wrote:
“The Lusitania was deliberately sent at considerably reduced speed into an area where a U-boat was known to be waiting and with her escorts withdrawn.”
Commander Joseph Kenworthy, British Intelligence
The insiders wanted America in World War I, not only to further extract debt payments from taxpayers, and not only to protect their extensive financial interests abroad, but in order to sell Americans on the idea of a league of nations.
Edward Mandell House, mentioned above, was perhaps the most important figure in the Wilson administration, despite never holding a former title.
Nicknamed “Colonel House” (even though he hadn’t served in the military), Edward House connected candidate Woodrow Wilson to wealthy financial backers like Bernard Baruch and Jacob Schiff.
This mysterious Texan became the insiders’ representative within the Woodrow administration, and had such an influence over policy that President Wilson called him his “alter ego.”
On one occasion, President Wilson said of House.
“Mr. House is my second personality. He is my independent self. His thoughts and mine are one.”
US President Woodrow Wilson
And what were those thoughts?
In 1912, House anonymously authored a novel, though years later he admitted to its authorship. The book is titled Philip Dru: Administrator. Its hero is a man who seeks to establish “socialism as dreamed of by Karl Marx” and who ends up becoming dictator of America.
Among the radical changes implemented by the fictional Philip Dru are a graduated income tax, a central bank, and a “league of nations.”
Let’s return a moment to Carroll Quigley. Recall that he wrote:
“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.”
The goal of the financial elite is to dominate the economies and governments of the entire world. What’s the best way to accomplish that? By a world government.
Taking over, and keeping hold, of the government of every individual nation requires a lot of work. But if you have a single government over the entire world, all you need to do is control that one government.
That is why the conspiracy pushed for a league of nations, a global government to which all countries would surrender their sovereignty.
That was the true goal of World War I. Just as the bankers deliberately precipitated the Panic of 1907 to justify a central bank, the international financial elite deliberately precipitated World War I to justify a league of nations or world government.
It was House who “helped” Woodrow Wilson outline his Fourteen Points, draft the Treaty of Versailles, and create the Charter of the League of Nations.
It was then Colonel House who represented the United States on the League of Nations Commission on Mandates.
But the insiders had a problem: the American people didn’t want to be part of the League of Nations. It was defeated in the Senate and the US never joined it.
But the elite didn’t give up. They simply rinsed and repeated the process.
Time restraints won’t allow us to go into World War II this evening. Suffice it to say that the elites got their wish. They successfully manipulated the events of World War II, created the United Nations, and this time got America in.
Part of the reason they were successful the second time around is because of the groundwork they laid during the years between the wars.
The CFR: The Insiders’ Pro-Globalism Secret Club
One of their efforts was the creation of the Council on Foreign Relations, a by-invitation only organization made up of the most prominent Americans in business, government, law, and the mass media.
Based out of New York, the Council on Foreign Relations is the American counterpart to the British Royal Institute of International Affairs (also known as Chatham House), which itself is a product of the Milner-Rhodes Roundtables groups discussed earlier.
The Council on Foreign Relations, or CFR, has been the main recruiting ground for federal government appointments since its inception. Secretaries of State, Treasury, Defense, and other high-level department heads are regularly chosen from the CFR’s ranks.
Prominent members include Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Dick Cheney, John Kerry, and Joe Biden, to name just a few.
In fact, the CFR’s current board of directors includes Madeleine Albright (Bill Clinton’s Secretary of State), Colin Powell (George W. Bush’s Secretary of State), and news anchor Tom Brokaw. A Democrat, a Republican, and a high-profile member of the mainstream media.
As the Christian Science monitor observed:
“Almost half of the council members have been invited to assume official government positions or to act as consultants at one time or another.”
And what is the CFR’s agenda?
Much of that can be gleaned from its official publication, the magazine Foreign Affairs.
A read through Foreign Affairs will show a constant call for globalism and world government.
A December 1922 issue of Foreign Affairs read:
“There is going to be no peace of prosperity for mankind so long as it remains divided into fifty or sixty independent states … there is going to be no steady progress in civilization … until some kind of international system is created … . The real problem today is that of world government.”
A 1944 CFR publication titled “American Public Opinion and Post-war Security Commitments” complained:
“The sovereignty fetish is still so strong in the public mind, that there would appear to be little chance of winning popular assent to American membership in anything approaching a super-state organization.”
In 1959, the CFR issued a position paper (“Study No.7, Basic Aims of US Foreign Policy”) that proposed the US seek to “build a new international order.”
In 1974, Foreign Affairs carried an article titled “The Hard Road to World Order.”
Its author, Richard Gardener, explained:
“An end run around national sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece, will accomplish much more than the old-fashioned frontal assault.”
Among those who played a critical role in the formation of the CFR was Colonel House. The group was sustained with generous donations from the Rockefeller, Carnegie, and Ford Foundations.
Wall Street: The Real Financial Force Behind Communism
In addition to their work promoting globalism via the CFR, the elites went hard to work promoting communism.
Let’s look at the Bolshevik Revolution.
An important point to understand about the Bolshevik Revolution is that it was not how mainstream academia and the media generally describe it—a rising up of the downtrodden masses against the tyrannical Czar.
In fact, it was the work of a select and well-trained group of radicals funded by Wall Street.
What many forget is that when the Bolshevik Revolution occurred in November 1917, Czar Nicholas had already abdicated the throne seven months prior.
Upon his abdication, a provisional government was set up under Prince Lvov, who wanted a system patterned after the United States.
But the provisional government soon fell under the leadership of Alexander Kerensky, a Democratic Socialist who in all likelihood was a caretaker for the communists.
Kerensky issued a general pardon for communists and revolutionaries, many of whom had been exiled after the failed Red Revolution of 1905. And so 250,000 hardened revolutionaries flooded back into Russia.
Among them were Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky.
When the Czar abdicated, Lenin was in exile all the way in Switzerland. He got back to Russia in 1917 on his famous “sealed train,” carrying $5 million to $6 million in gold with which to pay mercenaries.
Who organized Lenin’s return to Russia? None other than Max Warburg.
Meanwhile, Leon Trotsky spent his exile working for a communist newspaper in New York City.
Trotsky left for Russia aboard the SS Christiania in March 1917 with 275 revolutionaries—but the Canadian government in Nova Scotia impounded him and his money.
Trotsky then spent five days in a cell before two surprising figures intervened on his behalf:
One was Sir William Wiseman, a future partner at Kuhn, Loeb, who represented the British;
And representing the United States was President Wilson’s “alter ego,” Colonel Edward Mandell House. Wiseman and House pressured the Canadian government into releasing Trotsky, after which the revolutionary promptly met up with Lenin.
Giving Money to the Reds
For his part, Alfred Milner gave 21 million roubles, the equivalent of $581,600,000 to the Bolsheviks.
Jacob Schiff didn’t let himself get behind. His grandson, John Schiff, told the New York Journal-American in 1949 that his grandfather sank $20 million (over $433 million in today’s money) into the Bolshevik cause to ensure its final triumph in Russia.
But Wall Street’s financing of communism didn’t end with the Bolshevik Revolution. The American financial elite propped up the Iron Curtain all through the life of the Soviet Union—even when the lives of American troops were on the line.
Even before the US government recognized the Bolshevik government, Rockefeller began investing in communist Russia, bolstering their economy while they were on the brink of collapse.
In 1927, Standard Oil loaned $75 million to the Bolsheviks (over $1 billion in today’s money).
In 1966, the Lyndon Johnson administration, which had CFR members in practically every strategic position, lifted restrictions on the export of commodities to the Soviet Union.
The items greenlighted for shipping to the USSR were ones deemed “non-strategic,” and yet included rifle cleaning compounds, radar, and electronic equipment. We didn’t give them machine guns, but we provided them with the materials to make the machine guns.
The Soviets then sold those machine guns to the Viet Cong, who used them to shoot American soldiers.
Meanwhile, the Rockefellers built the Soviets rubber plants, aluminum plants, and truck factories.
Furthermore, the Rockefellers arranged for a new patent arrangement that allowed the USSR to more easily purchase patents of American technology, enabling our Cold War enemy to keep up with us in the arms race.
From the 1950s to the early 2000s, the most visible leader of the American elites responsible for spearheading the sabotage of America was David Rockefeller, who for many years was chairman and CEO of the Chase Manhattan Bank (J.P. Morgan Chase today), chairman of the CFR, and founder of the Trilateral Commission in 1973.
The Trilateral Commission is in essence nearly identical to the CFR, with many CFR members also being Trilateral members. The difference is the Trilateral Commission is open to individuals from North America, Europe, and the Pacific, whereas the CFR is only for Americans.
Two other founding members of the Trilateral Commission, Alan Greenspan and Paul Volcker, went on to become chairmen of the Federal Reserve.
David Rockefeller’s high visibility as a prominent member of the conspiracy was similar to the role played by George Soros today.
The list of betrayals is long—long enough that many books have been written on the subject.
The crux of the matter is this:
The desire of the wealthy elites is to create a socialist America as the foundation for a world government, or “New World Order,” as many, including George H.W. Bush, have called it.
H. Rowan Gaither, former president of the Ford Foundation and member of the CFR, said to congressional investigator Norman Dodd that the strategy of the insiders and tax exempt foundations is to “so alter life in the United States that we can be comfortably merged with the Soviet Union.”
How else would you characterize the work of this elite clique of Americans but by the word “treason?”
We’ll rest our case on this quote by David Rockefeller from his book Memoirs:
“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.”David Rockefeller
The Choice Before Us
I’ll end this portion of the presentation here and leave it to your judgement to decide whether there is a conspiracy or not.
If there is, then the only course of action is to fight back. Evil only wins when good men do nothing.
As Ronald Reagan said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.”
We can act, educate others, get involved in local politics, and thereby ensure our children are inheritors of liberty.
Or we can do nothing—and thereby ensure our children are inheritors of serfdom.
The choice is ours.