Banking, Finance, & The Money System.

It's time the people of Australia knew the alarming facts.

Test your own knowledge of these facts by the following questions:

Do you know that no bank lends money deposited with it?

Do you know that when a bank lends money it CREATES it out of nothing?

Do you know that bank loans are merely pen and ink entries in the credit
columns of a bank's ledger? They have no other existence.

Do you know that practically all the money in the community comes into
circulation as a debt to the banks?

Do you know that money loaned by a Government bank is just as much a debt to
the people as if it were loaned from a private bank?

Do you know that "fixed deposits" are a plausible screen to hide the
creation of credit?

Did it ever occur to you that the banks enjoy this unique facility of
creating credit and putting the nation progressively into debt-bondage
because they create FINANCIAL credit against the REAL credit created by the

Do you realize that every time a Government borrows money for a public work,
the people are debited with the liability (in perpetuity), but are never
credited with the value of the asset?

Do you know that every repayment of a bank loan cancels the amount of the
loan out of existence?

Do you know that Treasury Notes are Government I.O.U.'s — national pawn
tickets for pledging the assets of the country to the banks for the loan of
OUR OWN financial credit?

Do you know that banks purchase bank sites, build premises, and acquire
assets at no real cost whatever to themselves — by the simple process of
honoring their own checks?

The respective Australian governments, both state and federal, (not the
people) have run up public debts over the years to near breaking point, and
debiting those debts to us, the people, BUT WE, THE PEOPLE HAVE NEVER EVER

The policies of every federal government, irrespective of which party is in
power, and most state governments over the last fifty (50) years have been
nothing more or less than thinly veiled, incrementally introduced ,
warmed-up Marxism, under the appearance of, and masquerading as a
constitutional monarchy.

"The Bank hath benefit of interest on all monies, which it creates out of
nothing." The boastful statement of the co-founder (and the Financiers'
'Front Man') of the (privately owned) Bank of England, William Patterson,
upon its foundation in 1694.

"The most hated sort of money-making and with the greatest reason, is usury,
which makes a gain out of money itself, and not from the natural use of it –
for money was intended merely for exchange, not for increase at interest.
And this term interest, which implies the birth of money from money, is
applied to the breeding of money, because the off-spring resembles the
parent. Whereof of all modes of money-making, this is the most unnatural."
Statement of Aristotle on Usury, 350 BC.

"He who takes up usury for a loan of money acts unjustly, for he sells what
does not exist. It is wrong in itself to take a price (usury) for the use of
money lent. And as in the case of other offences against justice, one is
bound to make restitution of his unjustly acquired money." Statement of St.
Thomas Aquinas.

"The function of money is not to make money, but to move goods. Money is
only one part of our transportation system. It moves goods from man to man.
A dollar bill is like a postage stamp, it is no good unless it will move
commodities between persons. If a postage stamp will not carry a letter or
will not move goods, it is just the same as an engine that will not run.
Someone will have to get out and fix it."Statement of Henry Ford.

"The modern banking system manufactures money out of nothing. The process is
perhaps the most astounding piece of sleight of hand that was ever invented.
Banking was conceived in iniquity and born in sin…..bankers own the earth.
Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create money, and with a
flick of the pen, they will create enough money to buy it back again…….take
this great power away from them and all the great fortunes like mine will
disappear, and they ought to disappear, for then this would be a better
world to live in …… but if you want to continue to be slaves of the bankers
and pay the cost of your own slavery, then let bankers continue to create
money and control credit." The writings of Sir Josiah Stamp, President of
the Bank of England, at the University of Texas, 1920.

"Of all the discoveries and inventions by which we live and die, this
totally improbable helix of credit is the most cunning, the most liable, the
least comprehended, and, next to high explosives, the most dangerous. All
that bankers themselves know about it is how it works from day to day.
Beyond that, it is a bit from Pandora." Statement by Garet Garret, author of
"The Bubble that Broke the World", and regarded as "the clearest expositor
of economics in the United States":

"When banks grant credit by creating or adding to deposits subject to check
. . new dollars are created. They are credit dollars and they are created by
the stroke of a pen rather than by dies and the stamping machines, but their
purchasing power is not less than that of the dollars coined at the
government mint . . . the principal way in which dollars are created in
modern economic society is by borrowing." Statement of Sumner H. Slichter,
Professor of Business Economics at Harvard:

"We have already learned that the most important kind of money is credit.
The most important kind of credit is credit created out of thin air by the
banking system. Eighty per cent of the volume of business in Canada uses
money that isn't there. Banks lend it out of nowhere to people, and when it
is paid back, it returns to nowhere. It can't be seen, yet it can make the
difference between full employment and mass unemployment. MOST OF THE
Trimble of Ryerson Institute, Toronto, writing in "Understanding the
Canadian Economy":

"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. It denounces, as
public enemies, all who question its methods, or throw light upon its
crimes." Statement of William Jennings Bryan:

"I am afraid that the ordinary citizen will not like to be told that banks
can and do create and destroy money. The amount of money in existence varies
only with the action of the banks in increasing or decreasing deposits and
bank purchases. We know how this is effected. Every loan, overdraft or bank
purchase creates a deposit, and every repayment of a loan, overdraft or bank
sale destroys a deposit. And they who control the credit of a nation direct
the policy of governments, and hold in the hollow of their hands the destiny
of the people." Statement of the Rt. Hon Reginald McKenna, former Chancellor
of the Exchequer, and Chairman of the Midland Bank, addressing a meeting of
the shareholders of the bank on January 25, 1924 (recorded in his book,
"post-War Banking"):

"A credit in the Bank of England's books is regarded by the financial
community as 'cash', and this pleasant fiction has given the bank the power
of creating cash by the stroke of a pen, and to any extent it pleases,
subject only to its own view as to what is prudent and sound business.
Statement of Hartley Withers in his book, "International Finance":

" . . . Today in Australia, as in most other modern economies, all money is
a debt of the banking system." MINDFUL of the statement by the Bank of N.S.W.
in its Special Article 'Sources of Money' in the 'Bank of New South Wales
Review', October 1978:

"I sincerely believe that banking institutions are more dangerous than
standing armies. Already they have raised up a moneyed aristocracy that has
set the government at defiance. The issuing power should be taken from the
banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs." Thomas

"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of
their currency, . . . . . the banks and the corporations which grow up
around them will deprive the people of all property, until their children
wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered." A further
statement by Thomas Jefferson:

"I have two great enemies; the southern army in front of me, and the
financial powers behind me. Of the two, the enemy to my rear is the greater
foe." The famous statement of President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil

"The government should create, issue, and circulate all the currency and
credit needed to satisfy the spending power of the government and the buying
power of the consumers. The privilege of creating and issuing money is not
only the supreme prerogative of the government, but it is the government's
greatest creative opportunity.

"The financing of all public enterprise, and the conduct of the treasury
will become matters of practical administration. Money will cease to be
master, and will become servant of humanity." The writings of Abraham
Lincoln, shortly before he was assassinated:

"We have stricken the shackles from 4,000,000 human beings and brought all
labourers to a common level, but not so much by the elevation of former
slaves as by reducing the whole working population, white and black, to a
condition of serfdom. While boasting of our noble deeds, we are careful to
conceal the ugly fact that by our iniquitous money system, we have
manipulated a system of oppression which, though more refined, is no less
cruel than the old system of chattel slavery . . . . . . . . the
concentration of capital and the growth of their turnover is radically
challenging the significance of the banks. Scattered capitalists are
transformed into a single collective capitalist. When carrying the current
account of a few capitalists, the banks, as it were, transact a purely
technical and exclusively auxiliary operation. When, however, these
operations grow to enormous dimensions, we find that a handful of
monopolists control all the operations, both commercial and industrial, of
capitalist society. They can, by means of their banking connections . . .
first ascertain exactly the position of the various capitalists, then
control them, influence them by restricting or enlarging, facilitating or
hindering their credits, and finally they can entirely determine their
fate." From the writings of Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (Lenin):

"There is no better way to destroy the capitalist system than to debauch the
currency." A further statement of Lenin:

"Give me the control of the credit of a nation, and I care not who makes the
laws." The famous boastful statement of Nathaniel Meyer Rothschild, speaking
to a group of international bankers, 1912:

"The few who could understand the system (cheque, money, credits) will
either be so interested in its profits, or so dependent on its favours, that
there will be no opposition from that class, while on the other hand, the
great body of people, mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous
advantage that capital derives from the system, will bear its burdens
without complaint, and perhaps without even suspecting that the system is
inimical to their interests." The boastful statement by Rothschild Bros. of

"When a bank lends, it creates money out of nothing." Statement of R.G.
Hawtrey, former Assistant Under-Secretary to the British Treasury; in his
book, "Trade Depression and the Way out":

"Banks create credit. It is a mistake to suppose that bank credit is created
to any important extent by the payment of money into the banks. The bank's
debit is a means of payment, it is credit money. It is a clear addition to
the amount of the means of payment in the community." Statement in
Encyclopedia Brittanica, 14th Edition, under the Heading of Banking and
Credit (Vol. 3, Page 48):

"If a nation can issue a dollar bond, it can issue a dollar bill. The
elements that make the bond good makes the bill good also. The difference
between the bond and the bill is that the bond lets the money broker collect
twice the amount of the bond and an additional 20%. Whereas the currency,
the honest sort provided by the constitution, pays nobody but those who
contribute in some useful way. It is absurd to say that our Country can
issue bonds and cannot issue currency. Both are promises to pay, but one
fattens the usurer, while the other helps the People." Statement by Thomas

"Whoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master of
all industry and commerce. And when you realize that the entire system is
very easily controlled, one way or another, by a few powerful men at the
top, you will not have to be told how periods of inflation and depression
originate." Statement by USA President James A. Garfield:

"The hand that gives is above the hand that takes. Money has no motherland;
financiers are without patriotism and without decency; their sole object is
gain." Statement of Napoleon Bonaparte:

The modern banking system manufactures money out of nothing. The process is
perhaps the most astounding piece of sleight of hand that was ever invented.
Banks can inflate, mint and un-mint the modern ledger-entry currency."
Statement by Major L. L. B. Angu

"The banks can create and destroy money. Bank credit is money. It's the
money we do most of our business with, not with that currency which we
usually think of as money." Statement by Governor Eccles, former head of the
Federal Reserve Bank Board of the United States, made in evidence before a
Congressional Committee:

"There can be no doubt that all deposits are created by the banks."
Statement of Lord Keynes, economist and former board member of the Bank of

"The percentage of cash to credit necessary for a bank to hold, demonstrated
over a period of years, is 2 ½%, with 7 ½% as a reserve with other banks."
Statement by Professor H. Kniffer, in his "American Banking Practice":

"Banking is little more than book-keeping. It is a transfer of credit from
one person to another. The transfer is by cheque. Cheques are currency (not
legal tender). Currency is money." Statement of Sir Edward Holden, an
eminent British banker:

MINDFUL of the fact that the above situation has in fact been accomplished,
due to a consistent, progressive and continuous programme of deceit,
subterfuge, cunning and make-believe on the part of the banks, and by
successive, subservient fabian socialist/masonic "governments", both state
and federal, in violation of their oaths of office, and to the gradual
detriment and destruction of the assets of the people of Australia.

"If the American people knew and understood the banking and financial system
as I do, then I believe there would be a revolution before morning," Warning
by Mr. Henry Ford

"It 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 rulers of us all." Statement by Rep. Louis T.
McFadden, Chairman of the House Banking and Currency Committee, regarding
the 1929 Wall Street crash:

"After World War 1, Germany fell into the hands of German international
bankers. Those bankers bought her, and now they own her, lock, stock, and
barrel. They have purchased her industries, they have mortgages on her soil,
they control her production, they control all her public utilities. The
international German bankers have subsidised the present government of
Germany, and they have also supplied every dollar of the money Adolph Hitler
has used in his lavish campaign to build up a threat to the government of
Bruening. When Bruening fails to obey the orders of German international
bankers, Hitler is brought forth to scare the Germans into submission . .
.Through the Federal Reserve Board . . . over $30 Billions of American money
has been paid into Germany . . . You have all heard of the spending that has
taken place in Germany. . . modernistic dwellings, her great planetariums,
her gymnasiums, her swimming pools, her fine public highways, her perfect
factories. All this was done on our money. All this was given to Germany
through the Federal Reserve Board.

"The Federal Reserve has pumped so many billions of dollars into Germany,
that they dare not name the total." Further warning by the same Louis T.
McFadden, eight years before Hitler invaded Poland, regarding the rise to
power of Adolph Hitler:

"Practices of the unscrupulous money changers stand indicted in the court of
public opinion, rejected by the hearts and minds of men . . . The money
changers have fled from their high seats in the temple of our civilization."
Statement by President of Franklin D. Roosevelt, March 4th, 1933 (before he
did a back-flip and became their subservient tool):

"The powers of financial capitalism has (a) far reaching (plan), 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 feudalist 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 system was to be the Bank for International Settlements, in
Basle, 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 co-operative
politicians by subsequent rewards in the business world." Statement of
Professor Carroll Quigley, Georgetown University, former "insider," and
author of the book, "Tragedy and Hope":

"The Federal Reserve definitely caused the Great Depression by contracting
the amount of currency in circulation by one third from 1929 to 1933."
Statement by Milton Freedman, Nobel Prize winning economist, in 1996:

"The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be
fought sooner or later, is the people versus the banks." Statement by Lord

"This is a staggering thought. We are completely dependent on the commercial
banks. Someone has to borrow every dollar we have in circulation, cash or
credit. If the banks create ample synthetic money, we are prosperous; if
not, we starve. We are absolutely without a permanent money system. When one
gets a complete grasp of the picture, the tragic absurdity of our hopeless
position is almost incredible, but there it is. It is the most important
subject intelligent persons can investigate and reflect upon. It is so
important that our present civilization may collapse unless it becomes
widely understood, and the defects remedied very soon." Warning by Robert H.
Hemphill (former Credit Manager of the Federal Reserve Bank, Atlanta Ga.):

"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 money and its issuance." Warning by U.S.
President James Maddison, shortly before he was assassinated:

"The Federal Reserve is one of the most corrupt institutions the world has
ever seen. There is not a man within the sound of my voice who does not know
that this Nation is run by the International Banks." Warning by Congressman
Louis T. McFadden:

"History shows that the money changers have used every form of abuse,
intrigue, deceit and violent means possible to maintain control over
governments by controlling the money and the issuance of it"-- President
James Madison.

"Most Americans and Australians, and for that matter, most people of the
world have no real understandings of the operation of the international
money lenders. The accounts of the Federal Reserve System have never been
audited. It operates outside the control of Congress, and manipulates the
credit of the United States, and for that matter, the credit of the entire
world." Warning by Senator Barry Goldwater:

MINDFUL of the fact that all money which comes into existence, does so as
debt to the banking system, and that the banks do not create the interest,
so that there is never enough money in existence, anywhere in the world, to
repay both the debt and the interest, resulting in a situation where there
is a deliberate, world-wide, artificial scarcity of money, and therefore an
ever-increasing debt to that banking system.

MINDFUL that such a debt-based money system (where the capital is created
out of thin air by the banks, at the stroke of a pen, and then loaned out by
the banks, to the borrowers, whereby the borrowers are expected to pay back
the capital, plus interest, which interest does not exist in the first
place) is not only mathematically an inherently flawed, impossible system,
but deliberately fraudulent.

MINDFUL that where money speaks, there all law is silent.

"He who takes usury for a loan of money acts unjustly, for he sells what
does not exist. It is wrong in itself to take a price (usury) for the use of
money lent, and as in the case of other offences against justice, one is
bound to make restitution of his unjustly acquired money." Statement by
Saint Thomas Aquinas:

"Because of this power (of credit creation), the Commonwealth Bank (now the
Reserve Bank of Australia) is able to increase the cash of the trading banks
in the ways we have pointed out above.

"Because of this power too, the Commonwealth Bank can increase the cash
reserves of the trading banks; for example, it can buy securities and other
property, it can lend to the government or to others in a variety of ways,
and it can even make money available to the Governments and to others free
of any charge."

Asked to interpret this last clause, Mr. Justice Napier, Chairman of the
Commission, replied, through the Secretary of the Commission, Mr. Harris, as

"This statement means that the Commonwealth Bank can make money available to
Governments or to others on such terms as it chooses, even by way of a loan

Report of the Australian Royal Commission into the Monetary and Banking
system of Australia in (1937), Section 504, "Creation of Credit":

"As the inflation proceeds and the real value of the currency fluctuates
wildly from month to month, all permanent relations between debtors and
creditors, which form the ultimate foundation of capitalism, become so
utterly disordered as to be almost meaningless; and the process of
wealth-getting degenerates into a gamble and a lottery.

Lenin was certainly right. There is no subtler, no surer means of
overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The
process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of
destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able
to diagnose."
John Maynard Keynes

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Parapolitics and Hidden History...The Bankers Own The Earth

Capitalism is organized crime. It is by design that the rich get richer and
the poor get poorer, not by accident.

"Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force! Like fire, it
is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."
- George Washington

"I am convinced that those societies (such as the Native American peoples)
which live without government enjoy in their general mass an infinitely
greater degree of happiness than those who live under the European
governments. Among the former, public opinion is in the place of law, &
restrains morals as powerfully as laws ever did anywhere. Among the latter,
under pretence of governing they have divided their nations into two
classes, wolves & sheep. I do not exaggerate."
- Thomas Jefferson

"The modern theory of the perpetuation of debt has drenched the earth with
blood, and crushed its inhabitants under burdens ever accumulating."
- Thomas Jefferson

"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed
corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of
strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country."
- Thomas Jefferson

"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of
their money, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and
corporations that will grow up around them (around the banks), will deprive
the people of their property until their children will wake up homeless on
the continent their fathers conquered."
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), US Founding Father

"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties
than standing armies. Already they have raised up a moneyed aristocracy that
has set the government at defiance. The issuing power (of money) should be
taken away from the banks and restored to the people to whom it properly
- Thomas Jefferson

"The system of banking we have both equally and ever reprobated. I
contemplate it as a blot left in all our constitutions, which, if not
covered, will end in their destruction. I sincerely believe, with you...that
the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of
funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale."
- Thomas Jefferson

"To take a single step beyond the boundaries thus specially drawn around the
powers of Congress is to take possession of a boundless field of power, no
longer susceptible of any definition. The incorporation of a bank, and the
powers assumed by this bill [chartering the first Bank of the United States]
have not, in my opinion, been delegated to the United States by the
Constitution. They are not among the powers specially enumerated."
- Thomas Jefferson

"I wish it were possible to obtain a single amendment to our Constitution -
taking from the Federal government their power of borrowing (from
privately-owned corporate banks)."
- Thomas Jefferson, 1798

"We are undone, my dear sir, if legislation is still permitted which makes
our money, much or little, real or imaginary, as the moneyed interests shall
choose to make it."
- Thomas Jefferson

"All the perplexities, confusions, and distresses in America arise, not from
defects in the Constitution or confederation, not from want of honor or
virtue, as much as from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit,
and circulation."
- John Adams

"Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people,
who have a right...and a desire to know; but besides this, they have a
right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most
dreaded and envied kind of knowledge, I mean of the characters and conduct
of their rulers."
- John Adams

"We, the People, are the rightful masters of both the Congress and the
Courts. Not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who have
perverted it."
- Abraham Lincoln

"I have two great enemies, the southern army in front of me and the
financial institutions in the rear. Of the two, the one in the rear is the
greatest enemy. 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. It
denounces, as public enemies, all who question its methods or throw light
upon its crimes."
- Abraham Lincoln

"The division of the United States into federations of equal force was
decided long before the Civil War by the high financial powers of Europe.
These bankers were afraid that the US, if they remained as one block, and as
one nation, would attain economic and financial independence, which would
upset their financial domination over the world."
- Otto von Bismarck, Chancellor of Germany, 1876

"The Government should create, issue, and circulate all the currency and
credits needed to satisfy the spending power of the Government and the
buying power of consumers. The privilege of creating and issuing money is
not only the supreme prerogative of Government, but it is the Government's
greatest creative opportunity. By the adoption of these principles...the
taxpayers will be saved immense sums of interest [by not having to borrow
from privately-owned corporate banks]...Money will cease to be master and
become the servant of humanity. Democracy will rise superior to the money
- Abraham Lincoln, Senate Document 23, Page 91, 1865

"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 endeavour to prolong its reign by working upon the
prejudices of the people (e.g., by pitting the cooperation-oriented
political left against the competition-oriented political right), until the
wealth is aggregated in the hands of a few, and the Republic is destroyed. I
feel at this moment more anxiety for the safety of my country than ever
before, even in the midst of the war."
- Abraham Lincoln

"The death of Lincoln was a disaster for Christendom. There was no man in
the United States great enough to wear his boots and the bankers went anew
to grab the riches. I fear that foreign bankers with their craftiness and
tortuous tricks will entirely control the exuberant riches of America and
use it to systematically corrupt modern civilization."
- Otto von Bismarck, Chancellor of Germany, after Lincoln's assassination

"Right after the Civil War there was considerable talk about reviving
Lincoln's brief experiment with the Constitutional monetary system. Had not
the European money-trust intervened, it would have no doubt become an
established institution."
- W. Cleon Skousen

"If that mischievous financial policy which had its origin in the North
American Republic [i.e., honest Constitutionally authorized debt-free money]
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 a debt
(to the International Bankers). It will have all the money necessary to
carry on its commerce. 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."
- The Hazard Circular (England), distributed to wealthy aristocrats prior to
the Civil War, 1862

"I went to America in the winter of 1872-73, authorised to secure, if I
could, the passage of a bill demonetising silver. It was in the interest of
those I represented - the governors of the Bank of England - to have it
done. By 1873, gold coins were the only form of coin money."
- Ernest Seyd, agent of Bank of England

"Corporate entities are persons, under the law. They are separate persons
from the very real human persons who own them and run them. We have the
Supreme Court of the United States to thank for this perversion. Through
corruption of our government and courts, corporations subverted their
original intended purpose and acquired the legal status of "natural persons"
while also preserving their limited-liability legal protections (which
results in corporate 'citizens' having more legal rights than human citizens
do). This subversion was institutionalized in an 1886 Supreme Court decision
of which Justice William O. Douglas would later write, "There was no
history, logic, or reason given to support that view." Thus corporations
gained Bill of Rights protections, and more, even before women and
minorities had full protection. We are currently living in an era of
sophisticated corporation-state feudalism."
- [Anonymous]

"Unless you become more watchful in your states and check this spirit of
monopoly and thirst for exclusive privileges, you will in the end find that
the most important powers of government have been given or bartered away,
and the control of your dearest interests have been passed into the hands of
these corporations."
- Andrew Jackson

"If congress has the right under the Constitution to issue paper money, it
was given them to use themselves, not to be delegated to individuals or
- Andrew Jackson

"You (International Bankers) are a den of vipers and thieves. I intend to
rout you out, and by the Eternal God, I will rout you out. If the American
people only understood the rank injustice of our money and banking system,
there would be a revolution before morning."
- Andrew Jackson in an address to Congress, 1829

"The bold effort the present bank has made to control the Government, the
distress it has wantonly produced...are but premonitions of the fate that
awaits the American People should they be deluded into a perpetuation of
this institution [The Bank of the United States], or the establishment of
another like it."
- Andrew Jackson

"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 money and its issuance."
- James Madison

"Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation and I care not who
makes the laws."
- Mayer Amschel Rothschild, founder of the Rothschild international banking
dynasty, 1790

"Whomsoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master
of all industry and commerce and when you realize that the entire system is
very easily controlled, one way or another, by a few powerful men at the
top, you will not have to be told how periods of inflation and depression
- James Garfield, assassinated within weeks of release of this statement
during the first year of his presidency in 1881

"I am afraid that ordinary citizens will not like to be told that the banks
can, and do, create and destroy 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."
- Reginald McKenna, Chancellor of the Exchequer of England, Chairman of the
Board of Midlands Bank, 1924

"From the days of Spartacist-Wieshaupt to those of Karl Marx, and down to
Trotsky, Bela Kuhn, Rosa Luxemburg, and Emma Goldman, this world conspiracy
for the overthrow of civilization and for the reconstitution of society on
the basis of arrested development, of envious malevolence, and impossible
equality, has been steadily growing. This conspiracy played a definite
recognizable role in the tragedy of the French revolution. It has been the
mainspring of every subversive movement during the 19th century. And now at
last this band of extraordinary personalities from the underworld of the
great cities of Europe and America have gripped the Russian people by the
hair of their head and have become the undisputed masters of that enormous
- Winston Churchill in the Illustrated Sunday Herald, February 8, 1920

"Behind the October Revolution there are more influential personalities than
the thinkers and executors of Marxism."
- Lenin

"Marxists can always be relied upon to defend the International Bankers, to
their dying breath, by portraying capitalism as some sort of vague,
accidental ideological abstraction that either everybody or nobody is truly
responsible for, rather than as a very specific, profoundly evil system
perpetrated by very specific individuals, who are acting with full intention
to drain the lifeblood from the Republic until it is dead. This fact alone
should be enough to raise suspicion of the Marxists' real intention, which
is to focus primarily on property-based 'class' conflict without ever
clearly defining the real methods by which the ruling 'class' stays in
power, so that they can attempt to convince the public that these methods
are some kind of magic that only Marxist intellectuals can understand and
con them into merely replacing the existing capitalist tyrannical order with
a communist one. The Marxists are totally anti-democratic and seem to truly
envy the money power more than they despise it."
- [Anonymous]

"If I told you I thought the world was controlled by a handful of
capitalists and corporate bosses, you would say I was a left-winger, but if
I told you who I thought the capitalists and corporate bosses were, you
would say I was far right."
- Anonymous Anarchist Black Blocker

"Left and Right are monolithic ideas - colossal, abstract, and, as their
religious origins suggest, cosmic. They are part of the darker side of
humanity that replaces the specific with the general, the personal with the
impersonal. If you wanted to find a way of making certain that people would
have as little as possible in common, there would be no better way than to
divide them, not into ten or three or four, but into two. Dual division
turns the largest possible sections of humanity against one another, often
causing neighbors and compatriots to have nothing to say to one another. No
regeneration of community can begin without a careful demolition of Left and
Right; nor can this tearing down be relinquished to academic abstraction,
technical philosophy, government, corporations, or ideology. Nothing can be
built without a new politics - least of all with a politics that refers
outward to ideas of Heaven and Hell rather than inward to the experience of
daily life."
- Hugh Graham, in his book "The Vestibule of Hell: Why Left and Right Have
Never Made Sense in Politics and Life"

"This isn't just your normal case of shrill, success-hating, bleeding-heart,
eat-the-rich, lawsuit-happy, commie-liberal bed-wetters versus slack-jawed,
pinheaded, war-mongering, Bible-thumping, woman-hating, eco-rapist
knuckle-draggers. But it is politics as usual."
- [Unknown]

"Communism is fascism with a human face."
- Susan Sontag

"Obviously, neither communism nor fascism has any interest whatsoever in
democracy; they both claim that democracy is an unrealistic Utopian fantasy.
In fact, they both use each other as convenient scapegoats for their own
crimes against democracy and human rights. True autonomist democracy can
only emerge from a radically centered anarchist-libertarian philosophy that
values competition and cooperation equally, the so-called meta-political
'third-position', which is the greatest threat to both the left and right
extremes. The real struggle that is going on in the world today is the
struggle for democracy against ALL tyranny, not merely 'class war' to
replace the tyrannical fiscal aristocracy with some despotic
peasant-emporer. Phoney third-positionism is easy to reveal because it
embraces both fascist and communist principles, rather than rejecting them."
- [Anonymous]

"An anarchist who does not learn the real agenda behind anarcho-Communism
and anarcho-Fascism will not remain a Real Anarchist for very long.
Crypto-communist and crypto-fascist subversion is the most serious threat to
any emerging autonomist democracy."
- [Anonymous]

"My political opinions lean more and more to anarchy (philosophically
understood, meaning abolition of control not whiskered men with bombs).
There is only one bright spot and that is the growing habit of disgruntled
men of dynamiting factories and power stations."
- J.R.R. Tolkien, in "Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien"

"The world is governed by very different personages to what is imagined by
those who are not themselves behind the scenes."
- Benjamin Disraeli, Prime Minister of Britain

"The real rulers in Washington are invisible and exercise power from behind
the scenes."
- Justice Felix Frankfurter, Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice

"The real truth of the matter is, as 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 D. Roosevelt

"The true equation is "democracy" = government by world financiers."
- J.R.R. Tolkien, in "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien"

"The main mark of modern governments is that we do not know who governs, de
facto any more than de jure. We see the politician and not his backer; still
less the backer of the backer; or, what is most important of all, the banker
of the backer."
- J.R.R. Tolkien, in "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien"

"Throned above all, in a manner without parallel in all past, is the veiled
prophet of finance, swaying all men living by a sort of magic, and
delivering oracles in a language not understood of the people."
- J.R.R. Tolkien, in "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien"

"Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men's views confided to me
privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of
commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something. They know that there is a
power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so
complete, so pervasive, that they better not speak above their breath when
they speak in condemnation of it."
- Woodrow Wilson, 1913

"The real menace of our republic is this invisible government which like a
giant octopus sprawls its slimy length over city, state and nation. Like the
octopus of real life, it operates under cover of a self created screen...At
the head of this octopus are the Rockefeller Standard Oil interests and a
small group of powerful banking houses generally referred to as
international bankers. The little coterie of powerful international bankers
virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes.
They practically control both political parties."
- John F. Hylan, New York City Mayor, 1922

"The rich will strive to establish their dominion and enslave the rest. They
always did...they always will. They will have the same effect here as
elsewhere, if we do not, by the power of government, keep them in their
proper spheres."
- Gouvernor Morris, head of the committee that wrote the final draft of the
U.S. Constitution

"This (Federal Reserve) Act establishes the most gigantic trust [monopoly]
on earth. When the President (Woodrow Wilson) signs this bill, the invisible
government by the Monetary Power will be legalized. The people may not know
it immediately, but the day of reckoning is only a few years removed. The
trusts will soon realize that they have gone too far even for their own
good. The people must make a declaration of independence to relieve
themselves from the Monetary Power. This they will be able to do by taking
control of Congress. Wall Streeters could not cheat us if you Senators and
Representatives did not make a humbug of Congress...The greatest crime of
Congress is its currency system. The worst legislative crime of the ages is
perpetrated by this banking bill. The caucus and the party bosses have again
operated and prevented the people from getting the benefit of their own
- Congressman Charles A. Lindbergh, Sr., 1913

"I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great
industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of
credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our
activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the
worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments
in the civilized world, no longer a government by free opinion, no longer a
government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by
the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men."
- Woodrow Wilson

"Suppose you go to Washington and try to get at your government. You will
always find that while you are politely listened to, the men really
consulted are the big men who have the biggest stakes - the big bankers, the
big manufacturers, the big masters of commerce... Every time it has come to
a critical question, these gentlemen have been yielded to, and their demands
treated as the demands that should be followed as a matter of course. The
government of the United States is a foster child of the special interests."
- Woodrow Wilson, 1912

"If monopoly persists, monopoly will always sit at the helm of government. I
do not expect monopoly to restrain itself. If there are men in this country
big enough to own the government of the United States, they are going to own
- Woodrow Wilson

"I have never seen more senators express discontent with their jobs...I
think the major cause is that, deep down in our hearts, we have been
accomplices to doing something terrible and unforgivable to this wonderful
country. Deep down in our hearts, we know that we have bankrupted America
and that we have given our children a legacy of bankruptcy...We have
defrauded our country to get ourselves elected."
- John Danforth, Republican senator from Missouri, reported in the Arizona
Republic of April 21, 1992

"When a government is dependent upon bankers for money, they and not the
leaders of the government control the situation, since the hand that gives
is above the hand that takes...Money has no motherland; financiers are
without patriotism and without decency; their sole object is gain."
- Napoleon Bonaparte, 1815

"Capital must protect itself in every way...Debts must be collected and
loans and mortgages foreclosed as soon as possible. When through a process
of law the common people have lost their homes, they will be more tractable
and more easily governed by the strong arm of the law applied by the central
power of leading financiers. People without homes will not quarrel with
their leaders. This is well known among our principal men now engaged in
forming an imperialism of capitalism to govern the world. By dividing the
people we can get them to expend their energies in fighting over questions
of no importance to us except as teachers of the common herd."
- Taken from the Civil Servants' Year Book, "The Organizer", January 1934

"It [Central Bank] gives the National Bank almost complete control of
national finance. Those few who understand the system [check book money and
credit] will either be so interested in its profits, or so dependant on its
favours, that there will be no opposition from that class, while on the
other hand, the great body of the people, mentally incapable of
comprehending the tremendous advantage that capital derives from the system,
will bear its burden without complaint, and perhaps without even suspecting
that the system is inimical [contrary] to their interests."
- Rothschild Brothers of London, 1863

"...the lord and master of the money markets of the world, and of course
virtually lord and master of everything else. He literally held the revenues
of southern Italy in pawn, and monarchs and ministers of all countries
courted his advice and were guided by his suggestions."
- Benjamin Disraeli, Prime Minister of Britain, describing Baron Nathan
Rothschild in his novel, "Coningsby: Or The New Generation"

"When the conflict with France ended (at the battle of Waterloo) the House
of Rothschild was in control of British finance and was the official banker
of the British Government. This odd financial octopus was acknowledged to be
in some respects the greatest power on the earth and was acknowledged by
some writers as the 'Sixth Great Power of Europe'."
- E.C. Knuth, in his book "The Empire of The City"

"The Federal Reserve Bank is pretty secretive about who it's owning banks or
shareholders are. It has been determined that the "class A" stock in the
Federal Reserve Bank are held by the following 8 institutions: Rothschild
Banks of London and Berlin, Lazard Brothers Bank of Paris, Israel Moses Seif
Bank of Italy, Warburg Bank of Hamburg and Amsterdam, Lehman Bank of New
York, Kuhn Loeb Bank of New York, Chase Manhattan Bank of New York, Goldman
Sachs Bank of New York. The Remaining Stock is held by the Chemical Trust
and the Rockefeller Trust. These stockholders hold Federal Government
Obligations which amount to about $6 Trillion Dollars - The entire U.S.
National Debt. Their annual profits from interest payments are over $200
Billion dollars per year."
- [Anonymous]

"Bill Gates is not the 'richest man in the world' by a long shot. His $50
billion dollar fortune (give or take) is virtually nothing compared to the
wealth and economic power of the House of Rothschild. Baron Jacob Rothschild
(who controls the Rothschild banking dynasty) is owed approximately half of
the U.S. national debt (which is now some $6 trillion dollars) because the
privately-owned Rothschild Bank and its proxies have a 51 percent ownership
and controlling interest in the U.S. Federal Reserve System; and this $3
trillion dollar amount obviously does not even include the debt that many
other nations ultimately owe to the Rothschild banking network. The interest
payments alone provide the Rothschild Bank with $100 billion dollars per
year. The reason that the Rothschild dynasty remains generally obscure to
the public is because virtually all of their assets are privately-owned and
they are very carefully protected from public scrutiny by various ways and
means. It has been estimated that the House of Rothschild, directly or
indirectly, controls a very substantial portion of the $35 trillion dollars
in total overall spending power that exists in the world today."
- [Anonymous]

"Your money's value is determined by a global casino of unprecedented
proportions: $2 trillion are traded per day in foreign exchange markets, 100
times more than the trading volume of all the stockmarkets of the world
combined. Only 2% of these foreign exchange transactions relate to the
"real" economy reflecting movements of real goods and services in the world,
and 98% are purely speculative. This global casino is triggering the foreign
exchange crises which shook Mexico in 1994-5, Asia in 1997 and Russia in
1998. These emergencies are the dislocation symptoms of the old Industrial
Age money system."
- Bernard Lietaer, Former Central Banker in his book "The Future of Money"

"To ignore the pivotal role played by particular individuals who are in
positions of power is to do violence to historical accuracy. A recognition
that the course of economic events can be influenced by individuals who have
the imagination and the power to take advantage of prevailing conditions
does not constitute acceptance of a 'conspiracy' theory of history."
- John Blair, Former Chief Economist for the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on
Anti-Trust and Monopoly

"The modern banking system manufactures money out of nothing. The process is
perhaps the most astounding piece of sleight of hand that was ever invented.
Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The Bankers own the
earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create deposits,
and with the flick of the pen they will create enough deposits to buy it all
back again. However, take this great power away from them, and all the great
fortunes like mine disappear, and they ought to disappear, for this would be
a happier and better world to live in. But, if you wish to remain the slaves
of Bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create
money and control credit."
- Sir Josiah Stamp, President of the Bank of England in the 1920s, the
second richest man in Britain

"A civilization based on a system of parasitic usury economics will
ultimately destroy itself, because fractional-reserve 'banking', combined
with compound 'interest', is truly and totally contrary to the modern
"Establishment" economic theory that it represents some kind of
perpetual-motion machine. Our economic system was not designed to, nor was
it intended to, function honorably for the benefit and general prosperity of
all; it was specifically designed to create a nation of debt slaves under
the control of a molesting central bank. The perpetrators of the system
understand fully that it is finite and must inevitably collapse in a state
of insoluble debt, but by that point they expect to have gained full and
indisputable control over everything. The 450 richest people in the world
have financial assets equal to the combined wealth of the 3 billion poorest;
half of all humanity. The only possible explanation for this is that the
international economic system has been subverted and corrupted by fully
intentional activities, directed towards undermining national governments
and creating institutionalized, privately-owned central banks throughout the
- [Anonymous]

"This is a staggering thought. We are completely dependent on the commercial
banks. Someone has to borrow every dollar we have in circulation, cash or
credit. If the banks create ample synthetic money we are prosperous; if not,
we starve. We are absolutely without a permanent money system. When one gets
a complete grasp of the picture, the tragic absurdity of our hopeless
position is almost incredible, but there it is. It is the most important
subject intelligent persons can investigate and reflect upon. It is so
important that our present civilization may collapse unless it becomes
widely understood and the defects remedied very soon."
- Robert H. Hamphill, Credit Manager, Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank

"While economic textbooks claim that people and corporations are competing
for markets and resources, I claim that in reality they are competing for
money - using markets and resources to do so. Greed and fear of scarcity are
being continuously created and amplified as a direct result of the kind of
money we are using. For example, we can produce more than enough food to
feed everybody, and there is definitely not enough work for everybody in the
world, but there is clearly not enough money to pay for it all. In fact, the
job of central banks is to create and maintain that currency scarcity. Money
is created when banks lend it into existence When a bank provides you with a
$100,000 mortgage, it creates only the principal, which you spend and which
then circulates in the economy. The bank expects you to pay back $200,000
over the next 20 years, but it doesn't create the second $100,000 - the
interest. Instead, the bank sends you out into the tough world to battle
against everybody else to bring back the second $100,000."
- Bernard Lietaer, Former Central Banker

"In addition to almost unlimited usury, the bankers have another method of
drawing vast amounts of wealth. The banks are able to approve or disapprove
large loans to large and successful corporations to the extent that refusal
of a loan will bring about a reduction in the selling price of the
corporation's stock. After depressing the price, the bankers' agents buy
large blocks of the company's stock. Then, if the bank suddenly approves a
multi-million dollar loan to the company, the stock rises and is then sold
for a profit. In this manner, billions of dollars are made with which to buy
more stock. This practice is so refined today that the Federal Reserve Board
need only announce to the newspapers an increase or decrease in their
"discount rate" to send stocks soaring or crashing at their whim. Banks
collect billions in interest by loaning to Government and the Corporations."
- Pastor Sheldon Emry

"The basis of money in today's world is not simply the trading of one thing
of obvious value (say, a gold coin) for another thing of obvious value (for
example, a keg of beer) which, in fact, would be more a form of barter than
a modern day monetary purchase. In the modern economy, the value of money is
based strictly on mutual faith and faith alone - faith in pieces of paper
signed by a central banker as having whatever value he decides to give them,
such as is the case with Federal Reserve Notes. This faith that the paper
has some kind of value is basically a game of "let's pretend" on the part of
the banker supported only by the fact that the banker has seized control of
the government and he will not tolerate any uncontrolled standard of
exchange to compete with his official monopoly of interest-bearing usury
'money'. In essence, this means that every time you spend a Federal Reserve
Note you are making a very profound expression of faith that the central
banker is a kind of 'god' who can create value out of absolutely nothing
because this is his 'holy' privelege. Not only that, but you also become
perpetually, irreversibly indebted to him, as a form of 'worship', for his
creating of the 'money' by the usury that he charges you for this 'service'
(e.g., the U.S. 6 trillion dollar debt). This is capitalism - a glorified
pyramid scheme for making money off of money."
- [Anonymous]

"There is a large class of people who believe that paper can be, and ought
to be, made into money without any promise or hope of redemption; that a
note should be printed: "This is a dollar," and be made a legal tender. I
regard this as a mild form of lunacy, and have no disposition to debate with
men who indulge in such delusions, which have prevailed to some extent, at
different times, in all countries, but whose life has been brief, and which
have shared the fate of other popular delusions. The Supreme Court only
maintained the constitutionality of the legal tender promise to pay a dollar
by a divided court, and on the ground that it was issued in the nature of a
forced loan, to be redeemed upon the payment of a real dollar; that is, so
many grains of silver or gold. I therefore dismiss such wild theories, and
speak only to those who are willing to assume, as an axiom, that gold and
silver or coined money, have been proven by all human experience to be the
best possible standards of value, and that paper money is simply a promise
to pay such coined money, and should be made and kept equal to coined money,
by being convertible on demand."
- Secretary of Treasury John Sherman, 1877

"I am firmly of the opinion that there never was a paper pound, a paper
dollar, or a paper promise of any kind, that ever yet obtained a general
currency (as money) but by force or fraud, generally by both."
- John Adams

"If ever again our nation stumbles upon unfunded paper, it shall surely be
like death to our body politic. This country will crash."
- George Washington

"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of
their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, (i.e., the "business
cycle") the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will
deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on
the continent their fathers conquered."
- Thomas Jefferson, The Debate Over The Recharter Of The Bank Bill, 1809

"Examining the organization and function of the Federal Reserve Banks and
applying the relevant factors, we conclude that the Federal Reserve Banks
are not Federal instrumentalities...but are independent and privately owned
and controlled corporations...Federal Reserve Banks are listed neither as
'wholly owned' government corporations [under 31 U.S.C. Section 846] nor as
'mixed ownership' corporations [under 31 U.S.C. Section 856]...It is evident
from the legislative history of the Federal Reserve Act that Congress did
not intend to give the Federal government direction over the daily operation
of the Reserve Banks...The fact that the Federal Reserve Board regulates the
Reserve Banks does not make them Federal agencies under the Act...Unlike
typical Federal agencies, each bank is empowered to hire and fire employees
at will. Bank employees do not participate in the Civil Service Retirement
System. They are covered by worker's compensation insurance, purchased by
the Bank, rather than the Federal Employees Compensation Act. Employees
traveling on Bank business are not subject to Federal travel regulations and
do not receive government employee discounts on lodging and services..."
- Lewis vs. U.S., case #80-5905, 9th Circuit, June 24, 1982

"The financial system has been turned over to the Federal Reserve Board.
That Board administers the finance system by authority of a purely
profiteering group. The system is private, conducted for the sole purpose of
obtaining the greatest possible profits from the use of other people's
- Congressman Charles A. Lindbergh Sr., 1923

On December 15, 1931 Rep. Louis T. McFadden, who for more than 10 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…A super-state controlled by
international bankers, and international industrialists acting together to
enslave the world for their own pleasure!"

Sen. Barry Goldwater wrote in his book, "With No Apologies:" "Does it not
seem strange to you that these men just happened to be CFR (Council on
Foreign Relations) and just happened to be on the Board of Governors of the
Federal Reserve that absolutely controls the money and interest rates of
this great country. A privately owned organization …which has absolutely
nothing to do with the United States of America."

"Some people think that 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 these United States
for the benefit of themselves and their foreign customers; foreign and
domestic speculators and swindlers; and rich and predatory money lenders."
- Congressman Louis T. McFadden, 1932

"The Federal Reserve Bank is nothing but a banking fraud and an unlawful
crime against civilization. Why? Because they "create" the money made out of
nothing, and our Uncle Sap Government issues their "Federal Reserve Notes"
and stamps our Government approval with NO obligation whatever from these
Federal Reserve Banks, Individual Banks or National Banks, etc."
- H.L. Birum, Sr., American Mercury Magazine, August 1957

"A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils. It undermines
the virtues necessary for the support of the social system, and encourages
propensities destructive to its happiness. It wars against industry,
frugality and economy, and it fosters evil spirits of extravagance and
speculation. Of all the contrivances for cheating the laboring classes of
mankind, none has been more effectual than that which deludes them with
paper money."
- Congressman Daniel Webster, 1846

"The Federal Reserve banks are one of the most corrupt institutions the
world has ever seen. There is not a man within the sound of my voice who
does not know that this nation is run by the International Bankers."
- Congressman Louis T. McFadden, 1934

"Every effort has been made by the Fed to conceal its powers - but the truth
is - the Fed has usurped the Government. It controls everything here and it
controls all of our foreign relations. It makes and breaks governments at
- Congressman Louis T. McFadden, 1934

"Most Americans have no real understanding of the operation of the
international money lenders...The accounts of the Federal Reserve System
have never been audited. It operates outside the control of Congress and
manipulates the credit of the United States."
- Barry Goldwater, Republican Senator from Arizona

"From now on, depressions will be scientifically created."
- Congressman Charles A. Lindbergh Sr., 1913

"The depression was the calculated 'shearing' of the public by the World
Money powers, triggered by the planned sudden shortage of supply of call
money in the New York money market...The One World Government leaders and
their ever close bankers have now acquired full control of the money and
credit machinery of the U.S. via the creation of the privately owned Federal
Reserve Bank."
- Curtis Dall, Franklin D. Roosevelt's son-in-law, as quoted from his book,
"My Exploited Father-in-Law"

"The one who cannot see that on Earth a big endeavor is taking place, an
important plan, on which realization we are allowed to collaborate as
faithful servants, certainly has to be blind."
- Winston Churchill

"Truth is so precious that it must be accompanied by a bodyguard of lies."
- Winston Churchill

"In politics nothing is accidental. If something happens, be assured it was
planned this way."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

"For some time I have been disturbed by the way the CIA has been diverted
from it's original assignment. It has become an operational and at times a
policy making arm of the government."
- President Harry Truman

"There exists a shadowy Government with its own Air Force, its own Navy, its
own fundraising mechanism, and the ability to pursue its own ideas of
national interest, free from all checks and balances, and free from the law
- Senator Daniel K. Inouye

"The governments of the present day have to deal not merely with other
governments, with emperors, kings and ministers, but also with the secret
societies which have everywhere their unscrupulous agents, and can at the
last moment upset all the governments' plans."
- Benjamin Disraeli, Prime Minister of Britain, 1876

"It is useless to deny, because it is impossible to conceal, that a great
part of Europe - the whole of Italy and France and a great portion of
Germany, to say nothing of other countries - is covered with a network of
these secret societies, just as the superficies of the earth is now being
covered with railroads."
- Benjamin Disraeli, Prime Minister of Britain, 1876

"Fifty men have run America, and that's a high figure."
- Joseph Kennedy, father of John F. Kennedy, in the July 26, l936 issue of
The New York Times

"Today the path of total dictatorship in the United States can be laid by
strictly legal means, unseen and unheard by the Congress, the President, or
the people. Outwardly we have a Constitutional government. We have operating
within our government and political system, another body representing
another form of government - a bureaucratic elite."
- Senator William Jenner, 1954

"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 feudalist fashion by
the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements,
arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences. The apex of the
system was 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. The growth of financial capitalism made
possible a centralization of world economic control and use of this power
for the direct benefit of financiers and the indirect injury of all other
economic groups."
- Carroll Quigley, Professor of History at Georgetown University (deceased)
in his book "Tragedy and Hope: A History of The World in Our Time", 1966,
highly esteemed by his former student, William Jefferson Blythe Clinton

"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 groups, and frequently does so. I know of the
operations of this network because I have studied it for 20 years and was
permitted for two years, in the early 1960s, to examine its papers and
secret record."
- Carroll Quigley, Professor of History at Georgetown University (deceased)
in his book "Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time", 1966

"In a small Swiss city [Basel] sits an international organization so obscure
and secretive [that few people know about it]...Control of the institution,
the Bank for International Settlements, lies with some of the world's most
powerful and least visible men; the heads of 32 central banks, officials
able to shift billions of dollars and alter the course of economies at the
stroke of a pen."
- Keith Bradsher of the New York Times, August 5, 1995

"The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is eager to enter into close
relationship with the Bank for International Settlements...The conclusion is
impossible to escape that the State and Treasury Departments are willing to
pool the banking systems of Europe and America, setting up a world financial
power independent of and above the Government of the United States."
- Congressman Louis T. McFadden, Chairman of the House Committee on Banking
and Currency, quoted from the New York Times, June 1930

"Ever since the Civil War, Congress has allowed the bankers to control
financial legislation. The membership of the Finance Committee in the Senate
[now the Banking and Currency Committee] and the Committee on Banking and
Currency in the House have been made up chiefly of bankers, their agents,
and their attorneys...In this way the committees have been able to control
legislation in the interests of the few."
- Congressman Charles A. Lindberg, Sr.

"The Council on Foreign Relations is "The Establishment". Not only does it
have influence and power in key decision-making positions at the highest
levels of government to apply pressure from above, but it also announces and
uses individuals and groups to bring pressure from below, to justify the
high level decisions for converting the U.S. from a sovereign Constitutional
Republic into a servile member state of a one-world dictatorship."
- Former Congressman John Rarick, 1971

"The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is the American Branch of a society
which originated in England [The Royal Institute of International
Affairs]...and believes national boundaries should be obliterated and
one-world rule established."
- Carroll Quigley, Professor of History at Georgetown University (deceased)

"The Trilateral Commission is intended to be the vehicle for multinational
consolidation of the commercial and banking interests by seizing control of
the political government of the United States. The Trilateral Commission
represents a skillful, coordinated effort to seize control and consolidate
the four centers of power - political, monetary, intellectual, and
ecclesiastical. All this is to be done in the interest of creating a more
peaceful, more productive world community. What the Trilateralists truly
intend is the creation of a worldwide economic power superior to the
political governments of the nation-states involved. They believe the
abundant materialism they propose to create will overwhelm existing
differences. As managers and creators of the system they will rule the
- Senator Barry Goldwater, Republican candidate for President, in his book
"With No Apologies", 1964

"The drive of the Rockefellers and their allies is to create a one-world
government combining supercapitalism and communism under the same tent, all
under their control...Do I mean conspiracy? Yes I do. I am convinced there
is such a plot, international in scope, generations old in planning, and
incredibly evil in intent."
- Congressman Larry P. McDonald, 1976, killed in the Korean Airlines 747
(flight KAL007) that was shot down by the Soviets

"The interests behind the Bush Administration, such as the Council on
Foreign Relations, The Trilateral Commission - founded by Brzezinski for
David Rockefeller - and the Bilderberger Group, have prepared for and are
now moving to implement open world dictatorship within the next five years.
They are not fighting against terrorists. They are fighting against
- Dr. Johannes B. Koeppl, Ph.D., 2001, former German defense ministry
official and advisor to former NATO Secretary General Manfred Werner

"The technotronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled
society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by
traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous
surveillance over every citizen and maintain up-to-date complete files
containing even the most personal information about the citizen. These files
will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities."
- Zbigniew Brzezinski

"In March, 1915, the J.P. Morgan interests, the steel, shipbuilding, and
powder interest, and their subsidiary organizations, got together 12 men
high up in the newspaper world and employed them to select the most
influential newspapers in the United States and sufficient number of them to
control generally the policy of the daily press...They found it was only
necessary to purchase the control of 25 of the greatest papers. An agreement
was reached; the policy of the papers was bought, to be paid for by the
month; an editor was furnished for each paper to properly supervise and edit
information regarding the questions of preparedness, militarism, financial
policies, and other things of national and international nature considered
vital to the interests of the purchasers."
- Congressman Oscar Callaway, 1917

"There is no such thing, at this date of the world's history, in America, as
an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who
dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand
that it will never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest
opinions out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid
similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish
as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another
job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper,
before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone. The business of the
journalist is to destroy the truth; to lie outright; to pervert; to vilify;
to fawn at the feet of Mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his
daily bread. You know it and I know it and what folly is this toasting an
independent press? We are the tools and vassels for rich men behind the
scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our
talents, our possibilities and our lives are the property of other men. We
are intellectual prostitutes."
- John Swinton, Former Chief of Staff of the New York Times, called by his
peers "The Dean of his profession", was asked in 1953 to give a toast before
the New York Press Club

"By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly
and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. There is
no subtler, more sure way of overturning the existing basis of society than
to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of
economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner in which
not one man in a million is able to diagnose."
- John Maynard Keynes

"The study of money, above all other fields in economics, is one in which
complexity is used to disguise truth or to evade truth, not to reveal it.
The process by which banks create money is so simple that the mind is
- John Kenneth Galbraith, in his book "Money: Whence It Came, Where It
Went", 1975

"A nation of well informed men who have been taught to know and prize the
rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of
ignorance that tyranny begins."
- Benjamin Franklin

"In the colonies, we issue our own paper money. It is called 'Colonial
Scrip'. We issue it in proper proportion to make the goods pass easily from
the producers to the consumers. In this manner, creating ourselves our own
paper money, we control it's purchasing power and we have no interest to pay
to anyone."
- Benjamin Franklin, speaking at the London Parliament

"The colonies would gladly have borne the little tax on tea and other
matters, had it not been that England took away from the colonies their
money, which created great unemployment and dissatisfaction. Within a year,
the poor houses were filled. The hungry and homeless walked the streets
everywhere. The inability of the colonists to get power to issue their own
money permanently out of the hands of George III and the International
Bankers was probably the Prime reason for the Revolutionary War."
- Benjamin Franklin, as quoted from his autobiography

"You see, a legitimate government can both spend and lend money into
circulation, while banks can only lend significant amounts of their
promissory bank notes, for they can neither give away nor spend but a tiny
fraction of the money the people need. Thus, when your bankers here in
England place money in circulation, there is always a debt principal to be
returned and usury to be paid. The result is that you have always too little
credit in circulation to give the workers full employment. You do not have
too many workers, you have too little money in circulation, and that which
circulates, all bears the endless burden of unpayable debt and usury."
- Benjamin Franklin, as quoted from his autobiography

The Federal Reserve publication How Banks Create Money asserts: "Banks
actually create money when they lend it. Here's how it works: Most of a
bank's loans are made to its own customers and are deposited in their
checking accounts. Because the loan becomes a new deposit, just like a
paycheck does, the bank once again holds a small percentage of that new
amount in reserve and again lends the remainder to someone else, repeating
the money-creation process many times."

"I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of society but the
people themselves, and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise
control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them,
but to inform their discretion."
- Thomas Jefferson

"The high office of President has been used to foment a plot to destroy the
American's freedom, and before I leave office I must inform the citizen of
his plight."
- John F. Kennedy, speaking at Columbia University, 10 days before his

"Mr. Greenspan needs to make his decision independent of what I think. I
learned a pretty good lesson during the transition, and that is I commented
out loud about one of the actions he took. That's the last time I'm going to
comment about the actions Mr. Greenspan takes. He's an independent voice,
and needs to be an independent voice."
- [Notional] President George W. Bush, speaking in regards to the Federal
Reserve Board Chairman, 2001

"Those who swallow down usury cannot arise except as one whom Satan has
prostrated by his touch does rise. That is because they say, trading is only
like usury; and Allah has allowed trading and forbidden usury. To whomsoever
then the admonition has come from his Lord, then he desists, he shall have
what is already passed, and his affairs is in the hands of Allah; and
whoever returns to it - these are the inmates of the fire; they shall abide
in it..."
- From the Qur'an, Surah Al-Baqarah

"If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not
be to him an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury. - Exodus 22:25.
Take no usury of him, or increase...thou shalt not give him thy money upon
usury. - Leviticus 25:36-37. Unto thy brother thou shalt not lend upon
usury: That the Lord thy God bless thee. - Deuteronomy 23:20"
- The Bible

"It comes as news to most people to learn that practically all important
ethical teachers - Moses, Aristotle, Jesus, Mohammed, and Saint Thomas
Aquinas, for instance - have denounced lending at interest as usury and as
morally wrong."
- Lawrence Dennis, Saturday Review of Literature 661, June 24, 1933

"Lucre [money] is the false Quintessence [fifth alchemical element] of this
illusory world [matrix?] that we live in. It can be converted into
'anything' and 'anything' can be converted into it."
- MIB Dissident

"The most sinister and anti-social feature about bank-deposit money is that
it has no existence. The banks owe the public for a total amount of money
which does not exist. In buying and selling, implemented by cheque
transactions, there is a mere change in the party to whom the money is owed
by the banks. As the one depositor's account is debited, the other is
credited and the banks can go on owing for it all the time. The whole profit
of the issuance of money has provided the capital of the great banking
business as it exists today. Starting with nothing whatever of their own,
they have got the whole world into their debt irredeemably, by a trick. This
money comes into existence every time the banks 'lend' and disappears every
time the debt is repaid to them. So that if industry tries to repay, the
money of the nation disappears. This is what makes prosperity so 'dangerous'
as it destroys money just when it is most needed and precipitates a slump.
There is nothing left now for us but to get ever deeper and deeper into debt
to the banking system in order to provide the increasing amounts of money
the nation requires for its expansion and growth. An honest money system is
the only alternative."
- Frederick Soddy, Nobel Prize Winner, 1921

"If our nation can issue a dollar bond, it can issue a dollar bill. The
element that makes the bond good, makes the bill good, also. The difference
between the bond and the bill is the bond lets money brokers collect twice
the amount of the bond and an additional 20%, whereas the currency pays
nobody but those who contribute directly in some useful way. It is absurd to
say that our country can issue $30 million in bonds and not $30 million in
currency. Both are promises to pay, but one promise fattens the usurers and
the other helps the people. "
- Thomas Edison, The New York Times, December 6, 1921

"Economic warfare spans political warfare and military warfare and
supersedes both, which are merely tools in the hands of those who are the
masters of economic systems. The public is systematically misled, almost
hypnotically, to believe that no such hidden masters of economic systems
actually exist, or could even possibly exist, and that all of the economic
strife in the world today is strictly the result of unplanned human
incompetence when, in fact, very deliberate economic warfare is being
carried out. Populations struggle to find purely political or military
solutions to their economic problems, or they are manipulated and duped into
giving yet more economic control over to their masters, in the name of their
own prosperity, because they do not fully understand the real principles of
economics and banking. The myth of their non-existence is what protects the
hierarchies of the international money cults of the world and allows them to
continue their constant rivalries against one another, and to maintain their
existence at the dire cost of their subject populations."
- [Anonymous]

"I spent 33 years in the Marines. Most of my time being a high-class muscle
man for big business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a
racketeer for capitalism. I helped purify Nicaragua for the international
banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-1912. I helped make Mexico,
especially Tampico, safe for American oil interests in 1914. I brought light
to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. I helped
make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to
collect revenue in. I helped in the rape of half-a-dozen Central American
republics for the benefit of Wall Street...In China I helped to see to it
that Standard Oil went its way unmolested."
- Major General Smedley D. Butler, U.S. Marine Corps. General Butler was
twice awarded the Medal of Honor (1914, 1917). General Douglas MacArthur
described Butler as "one of the really great generals in American history."

"We have about 50% of the world's wealth, but only 6.3% of its
population...Our real task in the coming period is to devise a pattern of
relationships which will permit us to maintain this position of
disparity...To do so, we will have to dispense with all sentimentality and
day-dreaming; and our attention will have to be concentrated everywhere on
our immediate national objectives...We should cease to talk about vague and
unreal objectives such as human rights, the raising of living standards, and
democratization. The day is not far off when we are going to have to deal in
straight power concepts. The less we are then hampered by idealistic
slogans, the better."
- George Kennan, Director of State Department Policy Planning, Truman
Administration, 1948

"For globalization to work, America can't be afraid to act like the almighty
superpower that it is. The hidden hand of the market will never work without
a hidden fist. McDonald's cannot flourish without McDonald-Douglas, the
designer of the F-15, and the hidden fist that keeps the world safe for
Silicon Valley's technology is called the United States Army, Air Force,
Navy and Marine Corps." - Thomas Friedman, New York Times, March 28, 1999

"Fascism should rightly be called corporatism as it is a merge of state and
corporate power."
- Benito Mussolini

"The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of
private power to a point where it becomes stronger than the democratic state
itself. That in its essence is fascism: ownership of government by an
individual, by a group or any controlling private power." - Franklin D.

"A popular government, without popular information, or the means of
acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both.
Knowledge will forever govern ignorance. And a people who mean to be their
own Governors, must arm themselves with the power that knowledge gives."
- James Madison

"Information is the currency of democracy."
- Thomas Jefferson

"I may be alone with my thoughts, on my island located on my inland sea.
Previously, I would be helpless to influence my national government. With
the internet, although physically isolated, I can associate with millions
across my country and across the globe. No longer am I one person, and no
government can afford to ignore me. I have become a power bloc, in both
theory and in fact. Even if I ignore today the ability I now have to
associate with others, no government can afford to ignore the possibility
that someday I may, for some reason, choose to exercise this ability to
associate. The individual, isolated or not, has become important."
- Andrew Grosso, Attorney, Chairman of the ACM Committee on Law and Computer

"This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it.
Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise
their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to
dismember or overthrow it."
- Abraham Lincoln, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861

"When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to
dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another,
and...whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends [of
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness], it is the Right of the People
to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its
foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to
them shall seem most likely to effect [provide for] their Safety and
- Declaration of Independence of the American Colonies, 1776

"A Government that makes peaceful revolution impossible, makes armed
revolution inevitable."
- John F. Kennedy

"I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just."
- Thomas Jefferson

"If you're not ready to die for it, put the word "freedom" out of your
- Malcolm X

"It is when we all play safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity."
- Dag Hammarskjold

"Culture is Anarchistic if it is alive at all."
- Siva Vaidhyanathan

"When the government fears the people, you have liberty; when the people
fear the government, you have tyranny."
- Thomas Jefferson

" organizations, and all Americans, in times like these have to watch
what they say and watch what they do."
- Ari Fleischer, White House Press Secretary, September 26, 2001

"It is not the function of the government to keep the citizen from falling
into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from
falling into error."
- Justice Robert H. Jackson, U.S. Supreme Court Justice

"Liberty has never come from government! Liberty has come from the subjects
of government. The history of liberty is the history of resistance!"
- Woodrow Wilson, 1912

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety [and they will very quickly lose both]."
- Benjamin Franklin

"Trade liberty for safety or money and you'll end up with neither. Liberty,
like a grain of salt, easily dissolves. The power of questioning - not
simply believing - has no friends. Yet liberty depends on it."
- Thomas Jefferson

"In the beginning of a change, the Patriot is a scarce man, brave, hated and
scorned. When his cause succeeds, however, the timid join him, for then it
costs nothing to be a patriot."
- Mark Twain

"It is the duty of the Patriot to protect his country from its government."
- Thomas Paine

"Let us disappoint the men who would raise themselves upon the ruin of our
- John Adams

"The perverse deceptiveness characteristic of the individuals who control
the Federal Reserve Bank is readily apparent to those who know the necessary
historical truths. The fact that they adorn their notes with the symbols of
the Freemasons and pictures of our national heroes (to help carry on the
charade that the Fed is a government institution), who were actually
diametrically [totally] opposed to the Fed's existence and its type of
'money', is a mockery that is outright diabolical, and must be the insider's
'joke' of all time. Unfortunately, the consequences of this colossal con to
the American people, and the entire world, are all too deadly serious. The
Federal Reserve Bank is not federal, is not a reserve, and is not even a
real bank."
- [Anonymous]

"The eyes of our citizens are not sufficiently open to the true cause of our
distress. They ascribe them to everything but their true cause, the banking
system; a system which if it could do good in any form is yet so certain of
leading to abuse as to be utterly incompatible with the public safety and
prosperity. The Central Bank is an institution of the most deadly hostility
existing against the principles and form of our Constitution."
- Thomas Jefferson

"Once a nation parts with the control of its currency and credit, it matters
not who makes the nation's laws. Usury, once in control, will wreck any
nation. Until the control of the issue of currency and credit is restored to
government and recognized as its most sacred responsibility, all talk of the
sovereignty of parliament and of democracy is idle and futile."
- William Lyon Mackenzie King, Prime Minister of Canada, 1935

"All the ingredients for ending poverty of a person always comes neatly
packaged with the person himself. A human being is born in this world fully
equipped not only to take care of himself (which all other life-forms can do
too), but also to contribute in enlarging the well-being of the world as a
whole. Poverty is not created by the poor people. So we shouldn't give them
an accusing look. They are the victims. Poverty has been created by the
economic and social system that we have designed for the world. It is the
institutions that we have built, and feel so proud of, which created
poverty. It is the concepts we developed to understand the reality around
us, made us see things wrongly! It is the failure at the top - rather than
lack of capability at the bottom - which is the root cause of poverty.
Concepts, institutions, and analytical frame conditions which created
poverty, cannot end poverty. If we can intelligently re-work the frame
conditions, poverty will be gone, never to come back again...Try to imagine
how the economists would have built their theory if they had started out
with an axiom that all men and women are created equal, that each of them is
endowed with unlimited creativity, and each of them is a potential
entrepreneur. In some important ways our designing of the theoretical
framework of economics or the misrepresentation of it is responsible for
perpetuating poverty."
- Professor Muhammad Yunus, Creator of Grameen Bank in Commonwealth Lecture,

"The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be
fought sooner or later is The People vs. The Banks."
- Lord Acton, Lord Chief Justice of England, 1875

"Money is a new form of slavery, and distinguishable from the old simply by
the fact that it is impersonal - that there is no human relation between
master and slave."
- Leo Tolstoy

"The greatest enemy of mankind is his ignorance of the inherent money power
in all of us. When the realization of this comes to man, he will like
Samson, push down the walls of his prison."
- E.C. Riegel

"Nothing is more dangerous to the power of the elite than the public
discovery and understanding of the private control of the money supply."
- Anthony Sutton, in his book "The Federal Reserve Conspiracy"

"When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in
society, they create for themselves in the course of time, a legal system
that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it."
- Frederic Bastiat, in his book "Economic Sophisms"