In my last post, I discussed the way that the central banks of the world conspire to keep the people enslaved. I stated that in this post, I would discuss the methods that the power elite use to create compliance, but I'm afraid that I'm going to have to delay that post, in favor of a discussion about the importance of the United States of America to the men behind the curtain.
2. The Primacy of the United States of America
Make no mistake, those in power have substantial interest in the good ole US of A. In fact, their eyes are focused on the United States almost non-stop, and for very good historical reasons. And thus, virtually all of the methods that the power-elite use to create compliance are tried, tested, refined and perfected in the US, before being exported to the rest of the world.
Why? Because the United States of America is perhaps the only country in the world to have realized and successfully resisted the machinations of the men behind the curtain, even if only for a limited period of time.
For those who are unaware of history, one of the reasons cited by Benjamin Franklin for the American Revolution was the Currency Act of 1764. Before the introduction of this law, the American colonies had printed and issued their own currency, called Colonial Scrip. Colonial Scrip was not based on a gold or silver standard, and was printed as fiat money, similar to European mercantile systems of the time, but with one important difference: "Colonial Scrip, however, were "bills of credit" created by the government, based on the credit of that government, and this meant that there was no interest to pay for the introduction of money." (Emphasis added) Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonial_Scrip.
Since the English bankers, which of course viewed the colonies as part of Great Britain, undoubtedly came to the realization that the thirteen colonies were producing vast amounts of wealth that they had no hold on, they no doubt felt that they had to act, and take a portion of that wealth for themselves, as they had always done before. And so, in 1764, the British parliament passed the Currency Act which outlawed the production of paper currency in the British colonies. This would in effect force the colonies to adopt a system of material currency. But, since the colonies had not yet developed any sort of mining industry, the colonies were left with no choice but to issue currency borrowed from British banks at interest, immediately plunging the colonies into debt, and causing substantial financial hardship. But since most colonists still thought of themselves as British subjects, it would take a number additional injustices to cause them to defy the crown.
It is within this ambiguity that modern elites now dwell, for they know that if they do too much, they will incite a similar revolt, and loose everything. Thus the program has proceeded rather slowly.
But back to the colonies. Prior to the war, bankers had been able to count the authority of the King and parliament, combined with the compliance of the people to help guarantee their profits. But now in America, patriotism was synonymous with questioning authority. The Constitution became a substantial setback in the New World. The Canadian colonies were not nearly as profitable as those that had rebelled. And worst of all, the people of America had just won a major victory and a new national ethos now accompanied it. Liberty and freedom weren't just rhetoric, they were real principles that were being implemented in America.
A rebellious, cavalier, pioneer, spirit once lived at the core of American patriotism and guided the actions of the American people. Being entrepreneurial by nature, perhaps Americans alone could have the courage to defy the mightiest empire of the time, create a nation that would server as a beacon of liberty, freedom and justice for the world, without resorting to draconian repression, and the mass executions of other nations of the time like France.
For central bankers, their system of legalized slavery could not hope to prevail so long as America remained defiant. American's were watchful, thoughtful, and vigilant against any threat to their freedom, or infringement of their constitutional rights. But if this fervor could be harnessed and guided away from freedom and towards fascism, the men behind the curtain could develop a blueprint that they could use to gain control of any nation that went a similar way. Also, since America was something of a beacon of liberty, unique in the world, it would be necessary that the American example be turned on its head so that no other country would follow. In spite of their defeat in the Revolution, the elites sensed a new opportunity.
America largely stood alone. While France became an ally as a result of America's defiance of Britain, France was still an ocean away, and by the early 1800's, in a complete reversal of the aims of the revolution would have to deal with a Corsican dictator. America's isolation could therefore be its undoing: if all the world came to look to America for guidance, and then watch the American spirit be turned on its head until it came to mean the opposite of what it had once meant, conformity and obedience instead of rebellion and pioneering, what hope could there be for the rest of the world? In other words, if Americans could be made to view political dissent, with suspicion instead of praise, then the unquestioned then the bankers, who knew that political processes could be easily exploited, could still have their vision of wage-slavery.
But first, all eyes had to be on America, and so they had to temporarily divert attention away from internal-looking Europe and onto America. In order to accomplish this, America's sense of isolationism which took hold in the 1800's would have to be destroyed. So long as America was happy to stand alone without becoming involved with other nations, the world would not be focused on America. America had to become an empire.
But for any of that to happen, the central bankers would need to be able to exert control over the economic system. Experience in Britain had taught them that politicians could easily be controlled if one had control of the economic system. Two attempts at creating a lasting American central bank were defeated, but with the panic of 1907, a new central bank of the United States was created under the guise of the Federal Reserve. With the Federal Reserve, bankers could assist politicians sympathetic to their desires, and since they now literally printed the wealth of the nation, they could easily arrange for the silence of any who defied them. When Louis McFadden threatened to bring impeachment charges against members of the board of the Federal Reserve, it is widely believed that members of Federal Reserve tried to have McFadden assassinated. With the Federal Reserve, the power-elite had achieved their first step in gaining control.
Gold was still a problem, but that could be dealt with in time. The important thing was that now, they were free to experiment with their newfound power, and begin to change the American people into a form that would be more conducive to their plans. And meddle they did.
It is believed that the bankers helped to orchestrate the entry of the United States into World War I, by arranging for the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, but this is to some degree dubious.
The fingerprints of the central bankers are all over the American stock market crash and ensuing depression. They caused it all, at least in part to form a pre-text for robbing the nation of its gold, and thus effectively eliminating any competing currency. It also allowed them to buy-out any rival company at very low cost, allowing the bankers to consolidate their base of power.
With their power base in the New World now all but assured, the bankers could turn their attentions truly beginning to alter the American spirit, and America's position in the world as a whole.
It therefore seems likely that the bankers pulled the strings behind World War II. Among other things, it gave them a pretext to exploit and rob European Jews. But as far as America is concerned, it is widely known that that the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was known about for weeks in advance! Furthermore, there is some evidence that strongly suggests that the American President provoked the Japanese into firing the first shots, and therefore giving the US reason enough to enter the war. While the bankers certainly reaped massive profits from the war, it was the fallout that was far more conducive to their purposes.
The atomic bomb must have looked like a godsend to the bankers, because, once the USSR developed their own bomb, the bankers could for the next forty or so years continually maneuver both nations into a state of perpetual Cold War, allowing them to invest heavily in the defense industry, and pocket all the profits knowing full well that an open war would never come.
With the Cold War well underway, the bankers could now experiment with sustained open warfare, and thus began the Vietnam war; one of the longest wars in modern history, all of it orchestrated by the men behind the curtain. This was done under the guise of fighting Communism, but actually served to develop ways to prolong wars for greater profit.
But what about the American character? By this point, America was certainly central on the world stage, but the plan wouldn't work, unless the American spirit could be controlled. To do this, the American people needed to be convinced that, "War is Peace; Freedom is Slavery; Ignorance is Strength" They stated with war, followed it up with ignorance, and have now set their sites on slavery.
It continues to work.
Bob Dylan's "The Times they are a-changing," once an anthem of rebellion and a rallying cry for the deconstruction of the corrupt establishment, has become an anthem for the establishment. In 1996, BMO Financial group, and independent subsidiary of the Bank of Montreal, used this once proud song to promote their product. The American spirit has become one of conformity, and support for the establishment.
You need only look at the once proud and mighty American people from the outside to see this program at work.
American's are now over-medicated, under-educated, miserable, beaten-down people, oppressed by those who they once trusted to protect them. Every day, we see new stories of police abusing their powers, tasering innocent people without any real cause. Every day Fox News (an oxymoron if ever I've heard one!) throws unwavering support behind the establishment. Thousands upon thousands of commercials now bombard every square inch of public space trying to create new "needs" in the American people. Every day, new drugs are developed under the auspicious of medical treatment, for conditions that are largely created by the same companies that manufacture the drugs!
The young radicals of the 60's are gone; they've traded their souls for business suits.
In my next installment, I will discuss the methods that these people have used to crush the American spirit.