(Note: I wrote this some time ago but it remains pertinent, especially now when the Federal Reserve is inflating the dollar on a massive scale.)
“The real truth of the matter is, and you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government of the U.S. Since the days of Andrew Jackson.” Franklin Roosevelt in a letter to Edward M. House (President Wilson’s closest aide), dated November 23, 1933.
The nation, the media tells us, is all agog over the results of the presidential election. What they won’t tell the American people is that the outcome won’t make a dime’s worth of difference ““ the president-elect will simply march to the tune of those wonderful caring folks who stand behind the scenes and pull the strings.
This is not simply my opinion. You read what FDR wrote about the people who ran things when he was around, and they continue to run things today. The rest of this column will be the statements of other statesmen and politicians who have been warning against a not-so-secret cabal of international moneymen who control just about everything in Washington and most every other place on the face of the earth.
And remember, this is not little old me talking. It’s Abe Lincoln, for instance. During the Civil War he thwarted the international banking community which lusted after the opportunity to lend the North big bucks, and collect big bucks in interest for years to come.
Lincoln said: “The privilege of creating and issuing money is not only the supreme prerogative of Government, but is the Government’s greatest creative opportunity…”
On February and March, 1862, and March 1863, Lincoln received Congressional approval to borrow $450 million from the people by selling them bonds, or “greenbacks”, to pay for the Civil War. They were not redeemable until 1865, when three could be exchanged for one in silver. They were made full legal tender in 1879.
Thus, Lincoln solved America’s monetary crisis without the help of the International Bankers, thereby enraging them.
The London Times later raged about Lincoln’s greenbacks: ‘If that mischievous financial policy which had its origin in the North America Republic during the late war in that country, should become indurated down to a fixture, then that Government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off its debts and be without debt. It will become prosperous beyond precedent in the history of the civilized governments of the world. The brains and wealth of all countries will go to North America. That government must be destroyed or it will destroy every monarchy on the globe.’ “
In 1876 the German Chancellor Bismarck said about Lincoln: “He obtained from Congress the right to borrow from the people by selling to it the ‘bonds’ of States…and the Government and the nation escaped the plots of the foreign financiers. They understood at once, that the United States would escape their grip. The death of Lincoln was resolved upon.”
Lincoln himself once said: “The money power preys upon the nation in times of peace and conspires against it in times of adversity. It is more despotic than monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, more selfish than bureaucracy. I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. Corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in the hands of a few and the Republic is destroyed…I feel at the moment more anxiety for the safety of my country than ever before, even in the midst of war.”
Lincoln was by no means the first to fear the power of the international banking moguls. Napoleon, for example, once noted: “When a government is dependent for money upon the bankers, they and not the leaders of the government control the situation, since the hand that gives is above the hand that takes…. Financiers are without patriotism and without decency…”
Then there was Thomas Jefferson.
In 1791, Jefferson said: “To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. If we run into such debts, we (will then) be taxed in our meat and our drink, in our necessities and in our comforts, in our labor and in our amusements. If we can prevent the government from wasting the labor of the people under the pretense of caring for them, they (will) be happy.”
Jefferson wrote to James Monroe (who later served as our 5th President, 1817- 25) in January, 1815: “The dominion which the banking institutions have obtained over the minds of our citizens…must be broken, or it will break us.” In 1816, Jefferson wrote to John Tyler(who became our 10th President, 1841-45): “If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation, and then by deflation, the banks and the corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their father’s conquered…I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies…The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the Government, to whom it properly belongs.”
Jefferson was talking about central banks – in other words, what we now know as the Federal Reserve System, a privately owned bank that controls our money, our economy … and our financial lives.
Said Andrew Jackson, who took on the bankers, and was the target of their wrath when he defeated their attempt to establish a central bank (the first FED):
“If Congress has the right under the Constitution to issue paper money, it was given them to be used by themselves, not to be delegated to individuals or to corporations.” Jackson said that the control of a central bank “would be exercised by a few over the political conduct of the many by first acquiring that control over the labor and earnings of the great body of people.” During the 1828 Presidential campaign, Jackson said in an address before a group of bankers: “You are a den of vipers. I intend to rout you out and by the Eternal God I will rout you out.” He went on to say: “If the people only understood the rank injustice of our Money and Banking system, there would be a revolution before morning.” Jackson said that if such a Bank would continue to control “our currency, receiving our public monies, and holding thousands of our citizens in dependence, it would be more formidable and dangerous than the naval and military power of the enemy…”
On December 15, 1931, Rep. Louis T. McFadden, who for more than ten years served as Chairman of the Banking and Currency Committee in the House of Representatives, said: “The Federal Reserve Board and banks are the duly appointed agents of the foreign central banks of issue and they are more concerned with their foreign customers than they are with the people of the United States. The only thing that is American about the Federal Reserve Board and banks is the money they use…”
On June 10, 1932, McFadden, said in an address to the Congress: “We have in this country one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever known. I refer to the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Reserve Banks…Some people think the Federal Reserve Banks are United States Government institutions. They are not Government institutions. They are private credit monopolies which prey upon the people of the United States for the benefit of themselves and their foreign customers…The Federal Reserve Banks are the agents of the foreign central banks…In that dark crew of financial pirates, there are those who would cut a man’s throat to get a dollar out of his pocket…Every effort has been made by the Federal Reserve Board to conceal its powers, but the truth is the FED has usurped the government. It controls everything here (in Congress) and controls all our foreign relations. It makes and breaks governments at will…When the FED was passed, the people of the United States did not perceive that a world system was being set up here…A super-state controlled by international bankers, and international industrialists acting together to enslave the world for their own pleasure!”
Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company, said: “It is well enough that the people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.” In 1957, Sen. George W. Malone of Nevada said before Congress about the Federal Reserve: “I believe that if the people of this nation fully understood what Congress has done to them over the past 49 years, they would move on Washington: they would not wait for an election…It adds up to a preconceived plan to destroy the economic and social independence of the United States.
I’ll leave the final word to one Reginald McKenna, once British Chancellor of the Exchequer(or Treasury), said: “The banks can and do create money…And they who control the credit of the nation direct the policy of governments and hold in the hollow of their hands the destiny of the people.”
These are the people who are creating the New World Order – a world order they will control. “A super-state controlled by international bankers, and international industrialists acting together to enslave the world for their own pleasure!” as Rep. McFadden said.
Who runs America?
We sure don’t!
Phil Brennan is a veteran journalist. He is editor & publisher of Wednesday on the Web and was Washington columnist for National Review magazine in the 1960s. He also served as a staff aide for the House Republican Policy Committee and helped handle the Washington public relations operation for the Alaska Statehood Committee which won statehood for Alaska. He is also a trustee of the Lincoln Heritage Institute and a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org