Civilization at the Crossroads
(Editor's Note: This is a repost of an article that came up in conversation the other day. Occasionally I am fortunate enough to come across a contemporary essay that is so concise and well written that it allows me the opportunity to crystallize and clarify my understanding of a particular subject. This work, by John Meyer, ranks among the best I have ever been privileged to read. Please take the time to absorb the depth of Mr. Meyer's understanding, and be thankful that you have been let in on the truth. - JSB)
In our last letter we stated that, "American capitalism ended in 1913 and remains "An Unknown Ideal." We also commented that, "A troubling question arises: Has the financial community hijacked government?"
We are going to discuss those issues in an historical and philosophical context. We all today live in a twilight zone where things seemingly are and yet aren't. We must travel down some roads, which are troubling and rather dark. But, it is necessary, because it is today's reality. We can say at the start that you will find the trip unbelievable - I know I did when I first stumbled down this path. Matter of fact, at first I totally dismissed it as absolute insanity and therefore not possible. For, it was inconceivable that the morality of man could descend to such naked malevolence.
To look more deeply into our history is necessary, because almost all that comes from our "intellectual" community, is propaganda and spin. Before we heap cures on a dying patient, first and always diagnose. Diagnosis is the art or act of identifying the disease. All the talk about free markets and capitalism having failed and always what we need is more regulation and intervention are deliberate obfuscations. Naturally, with this propaganda barrage, Socialism keeps "gaining" by default. You have to be on another planet to think that what we have had for the last century is capitalism or free markets.
So - every once in awhile it pays to stand back and locate one's position in reality. Events have gone well beyond the field of economics, finance and politics. Sub rosa forces seem to be spinning us deep into an Orwellian existence. The Founding Fathers created a Constitutional Republic. It was not a democracy. The Founding Fathers were quite outspoken on this. Madison in a passage in The Federalist wrote: "there is nothing to check the inducements to sacrifice the weaker party or an obnoxious individual. Hence it is that such democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths."
The natural and inalienable rights of the individual trumped the majority vote of a mob. The State was to be the servant of the individual. The Declaration of Independence was the culmination of the Enlightenment and Classical Liberalism. The individual and the concept of property rights were elevated to be supreme. The individual was set free from the collective, king or god to pursue his own rational self interests. This noble experiment propelled the United States to a level of achievement, which has never been equaled. Productivity is the essential requirement of life. In fact, life demands it. It is metaphysical. That is, it is biocentric. Life is a constant process of self-sustaining and self generated action. The individual is the creator and to deny or impinge, in any way, on the products of his efforts leads society down the road to slavery. The right to life and by extension his property is the source of all rights.
The State is the institutionalization of force, of all exploitation, directly or indirectly. There are essentially only two ways to survive. Wealth is achieved either through industry and production or by force and plunder. The State does not create wealth. The State can only obtain wealth from the productive individual. The State becomes the political means, through "rationalization", by which the wealth of the citizen is looted. The State's power is maintained until the people begin to catch on to the nature of the systematic plunder, and until people begin to challenge this colossal con game. At this point, the State usually turns brutish. We are there today.
From the very beginning of the American Republic, a tension existed between proponents of centralization and political control and advocates of freedom and limited government. The spirit of Jefferson battling against an Aristocracy and the oligarchy of a Hamilton. In fact, this struggle continued throughout the nineteenth century looming larger and larger. The Federalist and their quest for a central bank being the fulcrum of this struggle.
In 1760, Mayer Amschel Rothschild created the House of Rothschild that was to pave the way for international banking and control of the world's resources on a scale both unparalleled and mysterious. His five sons were disbursed throughout Europe. In time, control of the Bank of France and the Bank of England was achieved. It is quite likely that Rothschild was behind the early attempts to establish a national bank in America. Jefferson and Madison remained adamantly opposed. Then later, the statists were confronted by Andrew Jackson. In a letter Jackson wrote dated June 26, 1833 he made clear his opposition to re-chartering the Second Bank of the United States: "The framers (of our Constitution) were too well aware of the corrupting influences of a great moneyed monopoly upon government to legalize such a corrupting monster by any grant either express or implied in the constitution." The great Jackson was the last anti-elitist President.
In these early decades of our history, this tension remained contained within the boundaries of the Constitution. Even the extreme supporters of Hamilton would have been at odds with the arbitrary and unconstitutional edicts issuing from Washington today. Hamilton would have stopped short of a State engaging in social engineering, the redistribution of wealth and perpetual war. The Bill of Rights were a formal reaffirmation of the limited authority of the Federal government. The 9th and 10th Amendment preserving all other non-delegated rights to the states and the people.
And Across the Atlantic
This raises the question: How did this vast expansion of the role in the Federal government come to be in a country with our legacy of freedom and limited government? We begin with Ayn Rand. The remnants of the Enlightenment and America's capitalistic system was to be undercut by the philosophy of German intellectuals. The philosophies of Kant and Hegel launched a frontal attack on the concept of an independent individual, an independent reality and the Law of Identity. Further, to reality being unknowable or non-existent they both advanced that the consciousness, man's mind, was not capable of perceiving reality. Kant and Hegel closed the door of philosophy to reason. Contrary to Aristotle and Aquinas, Kant and Hegel asserted that the mind was the creator of reality not the perceiver of reality. This thinking lay at the heart of German "idealism" and easily later led to the philosophy of pragmatism. At the core of these new philosophies was that there are no principles, because there are no facts. Reality was fluid, to be manipulated by the primacy of consciousness. Reality as perceived by man's mind, is a distortion. Kant and then Hegel were determined to save the morality of self-sacrifice, from reason. If man was incompetent to think or know reality, it only remained to determine who would control man and who would collect man's "self-sacrifices."
This philosophy gave the philosophical basis to the most revolutionary movements of the 19th and 20th centuries. The Hegelian system of political thought was totally alien to Western civilization. Hegel proposed that the State is also God. That the only duty of the citizen was to serve God by serving the State. The State is reason and the citizen can only find "freedom" by worship and obedience to the State, of course, controlled by an "elite."
The Devil's Theory of History
There is compelling evidence confirming this hypothesis presented in the works of: (1) Anthony C. Sutton, America's Secret Establishment (an introduction to The Order) , The Federal Reserve Conspiracy, Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler , Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution, (2) C. Edward Griffin, The Creature from Jekyll Island, (3) Eustace Mullins, The Secrets of the Federal Reserve, The World Order, and (4) Carroll Quigley, Tragedy and Hope and The Anglo-American Establishment.
All of these, argue and present evidence, with names, dates and places, that can only be explained by a conspiracy theory, which harnessed the political and financial power for subversive ends. Sutton stipulated what constituted proof of a conspiracy, they were: 1) there must be secret meetings, 2) these meetings must agree to a course of action, and 3) this action must be illegal. We continue.
Sutton's book, America's Secret Establishment, began following an anonymous donation to the author of an eight inch package in the early 1980s. The package contained the membership lists and supporting documents for a truly secret society--originating at Yale, known as the Skull and Bones.
In the late 1960s Sutton had been an economics professor at California State University and a Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford. He explained: "Back in 1968 my Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development was published by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. In three substantial volumes I detailed how the West had built the Soviet Union. However the work generated a seemingly insoluble puzzle -- why have we done this? Why did we build the Soviet Union, while we also transferred technology to Hitler's Germany? Why does Washington want to conceal these facts? Why have we boosted the Soviet military Power? And simultaneously boosted our own?"
For Sutton the dilemma was excruciating - there couldn't be any rational answer. But on examining the documents contained in the package he saw that, "this was no ordinary group. The names spelled Power, with a capital P. As he probed each individual a pattern emerged...and a formerly fuzzy world became crystal clear."
In Sutton's preface to, America's Secret Establishment (an introduction to The Order), he stated: "These volumes will explain why the West built the Soviets and Hitler; why we go to war, to lose; why kids can't read; why Wall Street loves Marxists and Nazis; why Churches have become propaganda founts; why historical facts are suppressed, why politicians lie and a hundred other whys."
As FDR stated, "In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way." Woodrow Wilson in 1913 wrote: "some of the biggest men in the U.S., in the field of commerce and manufacturing, are afraid of somebody, 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 had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it." And Roosevelt in a letter to Col. Edward Mandell House in November 1933, wrote:"The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the larger centers has owned Government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson."
Today, our current intellectual and financial state only adds further evidence to the conspiracy theory. Why does our government rush to rescue the banksters of Wall Street with trillions of dollars? How is it that the government can seem to find trillions for pre-emptive foreign wars and endless bailouts, but so little for the citizen? Where is America's fourth estate? Following the "Downing Street Memo" published by The Sunday Times on May 1, 2005, which provided hard, first hand, evidence that Bush had lied, we heard nothing. Why did Pelosi take impeachment off the table? Why is Obama's administration protecting the previous administration from prosecution? How can Obama speak of the "American Dream" of saving to educate our children and grandchildren; while Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats speak of confiscating private retirement accounts? There are no level playing fields. They all tilt. Tragically, the rule of law is not to be found.
Hegelian Dialect - The Key
With this background we look deeper into Hegel's philosophy. An understanding of which will lead us to a processes that began a bloodless and silent revolution, that has ravaged America's ideals and plundered mankind. Hegel advocated a process of conflict to bring about change in society. Conflict is essential in order to promote change and thereby, elevate the supremacy of the State.
For example, take the implied philosophy of The Declaration of Independence, (the thesis) and Hegel "the State" (the antithesis) and there you have a world class clash. From this emerges a submissive dumb-downed New World Order (the synthesis).
Both Marx and Hitler clearly emerged out of Hegel's philosophy of elitism and State control. Even though Marx and Hitler were advocates of socialism sharing the same philosophical base, they were promoted as two extremes (thesis and antithesis.) But, they served to create a conflict. This conflict of opposites was essential to bring about change, the synthesis, thus advancing toward the real hidden objective. It became the major tool in "conflict management" to control and advance socialism toward a New World Order. The conflict, is a ruse, to deflect attention from a higher objective.
The Soviet Union was allowed to emerge from the destruction of World War II, solely because she was needed as the next "evil empire" (anti-thesis) so the West could launch a new crusade - The Cold War. Now, it's the "war against terrorism."
In politics, they support both parties, even though both are essentially the same. The game is to have two parties that only appear to be opposites, when, in fact, the elite want the two parties to be identical. Thus, the American people can "throw the rascals out" at election time without there being any real change in policies and therefore their control. And the illusion of a "free society" is maintained.
This is precisely what the seven conspirators at Jekyll Island eventually did. Nelson W. Aldrich was the Republican "whip" in the Senate and Chairman of the National Monetary Commission, and a business associate of JP Morgan. Congress had given Aldrich the responsibility to study the problems of American Banking and then make recommendation to Congress on how to stabilize the banking system. The remaining six at Jekyll Island were not even members of the Commission. They were bankers representing a quarter of the wealth of the world.
The crisis of 1907 had pushed Wall Street to the edge. It was determined that banking competition had to be eliminated and replaced by a national cartel and a "lender of last resort." The Aldrich commission was a sham. Aldrich ran a one man show fronting for some of the most powerful bankers of the world. Warburg following the Jekyll meeting in 1910, created two versions for Congress. The first version was the Aldrich Plan. It was the Republican version, which was heartily endorsed by the banks. It was defeated. Taft the President having opposed the first version had to be replaced. Thus, we see the entrance of Col. Edward Mandell House, the "king maker" and Wilson a former college professor and Governor of New Jersey. The election of 1912 was a prime example of deception and power politics. Wilson had been scouted by Col. House as someone who would promote a central bank. Teddy Roosevelt, inexplicably entered the Republican race, the "Bull Moose" to draw votes from Taft, sabotaging his own party. The firm of Kuhn Loeb was lavishly financing all three candidates. The result was a Democratic Congress and a Democratic President in 1912. The stage had "masterfully" been set. Taft was thrown over because he wouldn't deliver the Aldrich Plan into law. With Wilson the Democratic version of the central bank bill, The Federal Reserve Act, would be enacted.
Mullins explains: "To further confuse the American people and blind them to the real purpose of the proposed Federal Reserve Act, the architects of the Aldrich Plan, powerful Nelson Aldrich, although no longer a senator, and Frank Vanderlip, president of the National City Bank, set up a hue and cry against the bill." This plan of deception was necessary publicly to create the impression that the Federal Reserve Act must be good if the bankers opposed it. Behind the scenes two shadowy , non-elected persons, the immigrant Warburg and Col. House diligently worked.
Paul Warburg was the mastermind and did most of the drafting at Jekyll Island. Warburg was a recent immigrant from Germany who had joined the banking house of Kuhn, Loeb, as a partner reportedly earning $500,000 a year. The primary deception of Warburg's plan was to create in name only a regional reserve system. This would deflect the public's distrust of a central bank.
Rothschild's had always feigned that they had little ambition in the United States. It was a deliberate deception and cover to deflect scrutiny and detection. In fact, the Rothschild's had several American agents. August Belmont, as a decoy, had publicly been identified in 1837 as one. But, it was never publicly disclosed, that J.P. Morgan and or Kuhn Loeb were also secret agents for Rothschild. Mullins makes note that a key advantage of the Morgan's work for the House of Rothschild was the carefully cultivated deception that Morgan was anti-semitic. The Rothschilds had many hidden interests in American banking. Jacob Schiff, who brought the Kuhn Loeb firm to its preeminent role, was born in the Rothschild house in Frankfurt, which the Rothschild's shared with the Schiff family.
After the Aldrich Plan aroused such resentment, Warburg got the Federal Reserve Act going, which under its cover was the Aldrich Plan with only minor changes. According to Mullins: "The mastermind of both plans was Baron Alfred Rothschild of London."
Col. Edward Mandel House went to school at Hopkins Grammar School, New Haven. House knew The Order from school days. One of House's closest classmate at Hopkins was Order member Arthur Twining Hadley, who was later to become President of Yale. But, Col. House's real connection to The Order was through the Taft family. In 1911, House completed a "novel" called, Philip Dru, Administrator. While only a novel, it revealed certain socialistic obsessions of House for the future government of the United States, which would establish Socialism as dreamed by Karl Marx. The "novel" predicted the enactment of the graduated income tax, excess profits tax, unemployment insurance, social security, and a flexible currency system. In short, it was a blue print which was to be followed by Wilson and later Roosevelt. House was for eight years Wilson's closest advisor. Later, he continued his influence with Roosevelt. He had private quarters at the Wilson White House. He is to be found numerous times mysteriously close to pivotal events - such as in London when the Lusitania was sunk, and often in Berlin and Russia. Like many of the characters, House had a London connection, which included the Rothschild's. House's father had made a fortune during the Civil War, as a blockade-runner, shipping cotton and other contraband to his British connections and bringing back supplies for the beleaguered Texans.
An Introduction to the Order and the Group
According to Sutton: "Both The Group and The Order have been created by Anglophiles who want to pattern the world on a Hegelian-Anglo hybrid culture." The British secret society, The Group, was founded at Oxford University and The Order at Yale. Both consist of old line families allied with private merchant banks. Sutton explains: "Bearing in mind, the existence of The Group, the operations of The Order and the kind of penetration it has achieved cannot be explained by mere chance. By examining The Order's operations we can generate a picture of its objectives without access to any internal constitution or statement of objectives."
In 1981, The Anglo-American Establishment, by Carroll Quigley, was published in New York by a small ani-Establishment publisher, after having found no major publisher who would touch it. The book blew the lid off the British equivalent of The Order. Quigley describes in detail the historical operations of the British establishment controlled by a secret society - operating in a similar way to The Order.
Few have done more to expose this global agenda, than Carroll Quigley, an influential former history professor at the Foreign Service Schools of Georgetown University. In his Tragedy and Hope, Dr. Quigley reveals the existence of a conspiratorial network: "I know of the operations of this network because I have studied it for twenty years and was permitted for two years, in the early 1960s, to examine its papers and secret records. I have no aversion to it or to most of its aims and have, for much of my life, been close to it and to many of its instruments. I have objected, both in the past and recently, to a few of its policies....but in general my chief difference of opinion is that it wished to remain unknown, and I believe its role in history is significant enough to be known." The Professor describes its objective as "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." In his The Anglo American Establishment, he wrote that: "The goals which Rhodes and Milner sought, and the methods.....this band should pursue its goal by secret political, economic influence behind the scenes, and by control of journalistic, educational, and propaganda agencies...."
Further, in Tragedy and Hope Quigley writes: "There does exist, and has existed for a generation, an international Anglophile network which operates, to some extent in the way the radical right believes the Communists act. In fact, this network, which we may identify as the Round Table Groups, has no aversion to cooperating with the Communists, or any other group, and frequently does so."
The Order is no campus Greek letter frat. It is not social, it is totally anti-social. It is secret and members are sworn to silence. Chapter 322 was founded at Yale in 1833 by William Huntington Russell and Alphonso Taft. It is thought to be affiliated with a German secret society. The Order was incorporated as The Russell Trust in 1856.
It is more than an accident that The Order was founded in 1833. For Russell had spent his junior year studying in Germany, where Hegel's philosophy was flourishing. This link to Germany for The Order is much more than coincidence. In the 1850s, three members of The Order left Yale. Sutton refers to them as, "a Revolutionary Yale Trio." He writes: "...working together, at times with other members along the way, they made a revolution that changed the face, direction and purpose of American education." They graduated within a few years of each other. All three went off to study philosophy at the University of Berlin, where Hegelian philosophy had a monopoly. Timothy Dwight ('49) studied there and Bonn between 1856 and 1858. Daniel Coit Gilman ('52) was there between 1854 and 1855. White studied there between 1856 and 1858 and was later U.S. Ambassador in Berlin.
Also at the University of Berlin in 1856, at the Institute of Physiology, was Wilhelm Wundt, the founder of experiment psychology in Germany and later the source of dozens of American PhDs, who came back from Leipzig to start the modern American educational movement. These young men spent these formative years in what was the middle of an Hegelian ferment. There were two groups of these Hegelians. On the right, was to be found the beginning of the Prussian militarism. The left Hegelians, became the promoters of socialism and Karl Marx and Frederick Engels.
As Sutton makes clear: "The point to hold in mind is that both groups use Hegelian theory of the State as a starting point, i.e., the State is superior to the individual. Prussian militarism, Naziism and Marxism have the same philosophic roots." Gary Allen completes the picture concerning the true nature of socialism by stating: "...that socialism is not a "share the wealth" program but is in reality a method to consolidate and control wealth, then the seeming paradox of super rich men promoting Socialism becomes no paradox at all. Instead it becomes logical, even the perfect tool of power-seeking megalomaniacs. Communism, or more accurately Socialism, is not a movement of the down-trodden masses but of the economic elite."
Gilman eventually ends up the first President of John Hopkins. He led the revolution in American education. Sutton goes into great detail as to how his appointment occurred and then his subsequent appointments assuring that the Hegelian philosophy would deeply impact our educational system. Gilman imported the experimental psychology of Wundt, an Hegelian, from Germany. This psychology was spread to Columbia and Chicago University. He launched John Dewey, also a student of Hegelian philosophy, along a fast track. Dewey , one of John Hopkin's first doctorates, was quite clear that children do not go school to develop individual talents but to be prepared as units in an organic society.
To review all of Sutton's analysis is way beyond the scope of this letter. But Sutton's America's Secret Establishment, provides enormous evidence as to how The Order targeted foundations in its mission to control the writings of history. They infiltrated the press, politics and much, much more. They were involved in creating the Soviet Union and financing the Nazis. It's fascinating and unbelievable; but the more you study the facts - an horrific conclusion emerges.
The Creature and the Great Conspiracy
Mullins finished his first edition of The Secrets of the Federal Reserve, in 1950. Eighteen publishers turned it down without comment, but the nineteenth offered Mullins some friendly advice: "I like your book, but we can't print it, neither can anybody else in New York." After two more years of failure a small edition was finally published by friends with private money. In 1955, a German edition was published. The book was seized and the entire edition of 10,000 copies were burned by government agents. This has been the only book burned in Germany, since the Nazis. Mullins original book named the shadowy figures in the United States who planned the Federal Reserve Act. Mullins research on the Fed continued and in the later version the shadowy American figures were but fronts for unknown figures which he identified as the "London Connection." Mullins commented: "I found that notwithstanding our success in the Wars of Independence and 1812 against England, we remained an economic and financial colony of Great Britain. For the first time, we located the original stockholders of the Federal Reserve Banks and traced their parent companies to the "London Connection."
G. Edward Griffin's, in his book, The Creature from Jekyll Island, published in 1994, adds detail to the "London Connection." Without question, behind the "London Connection" was the House of Rothschild. The Rothschild family represented untold wealth and unrivaled power. They were the financial rulers of nations. They were known to profit from both sides of armed conflict. War required debt and debt was converted back into wealth via the opportunities of crises and panics. Secrecy was always an essential element to their dealings. The banking community had always constituted a "fifth estate" whose members were able, by control of the purse, to affect important events. The House of Rothschild was immensely more successful and powerful than any other financial power. It was vast and it was international and independent. Governments couldn't control it. It operated behind the scenes in secrecy. They perfected banking to a malevolent art. Continual wars in Europe provided them a fertile background. It is said that the House of Rothschild did what was necessary, that is to say they were amoral. They mastered the art of smuggling on a grand scale. They operated a highly efficient intelligence gathering system, which kept them often ahead of events. This footprint of the House of Rothschild of cold, ruthless, amoral objectivity - totally pragmatic and opportunistic was to become the future footprint for others.
The Sinking of the Lusitania
Griffin in, The Creature from Jekyll Island, details how and why we entered World War I. Once more we see J.P. Morgan and the Rothschild footprint. And there is that cunning Col. House behind the scenes. Britain and France had gone heavily into debt and had to turn to the Americans. Naturally, they selected Morgan, as partners of the Rothschilds, to act as sales agent for their bonds. Money thus raised was entrusted to Morgan as agent to secure war sensitive materials. This was all enormously profitable. Purchases quickly climbed to over $3 billion. The Morgan offices at 23 Wall were spending $10 million a day. But, a dark cloud gathered over Wall Street, German U-boats were winning the War. Germany was succeeding in cutting off England. If England and France had to accept defeat, The Rothschilds, Morgan and other investors would face staggering losses.
Col. House, as personal advisor to Wilson and with close contacts with Morgan and other European bankers was the ideal man to work on a secret agreement to get the U.S. into war. Viereck, in his The Memoirs of William Jennings Bryan wrote:
But the war had to be sold to the American people. Winston Churchill was First Lord of the Admiralty. The Lusitania, a British ship, had been refitted to carry munitions and passengers. Churchill was quite ruthless in his plan. Germany gave crews of unarmed vessels the opportunity to take to the life boats before sinking them. But, Churchill issued orders to British ships to no longer stop to be searched. They were to engage - ram if necessary. This led the Germans to just remain submerged and simply sink ships without warning. Churchill also ordered ships to remove their names and at times to show flags of the neutrals, preferably the U.S. This was a cold blooded attempt to provoke an incident to expand the war.
The Lusitania was to sail from New York on May 1, 1915 loaded with munitions and 600 tons of gun cotton. The German embassy in Washington was well aware of the Lusitania's cargo and filed a formal complaint to the U.S. government, the cargo was in violation of the international neutrality agreement. The U.S. issued a flat denial. Aware that the U.S. had to be aware of the shipment, the German embassy made one final effort. The embassy placed ads in fifty East Coast newspapers, warning Americans not to take passage on the Lusitania. The ad was prepaid and was to run one week before sailing. However, the State Department intervened, threatening possible libel suits, without clearance from the State Department. Only one ad ran - in the Des Moines Register.
While House and Wilson were setting the deadly stage over here, Churchill was up to more ugliness. As was the custom, the Lusitania was to rendezvous with a British destroyer, the Juno, off the coast of Ireland so she could be escorted through the area where the U-boats operated. When the Lusitania had reached the rendezvous point there was no destroyer, it had been recalled. Even worse, the Lusitania had been ordered to cut back on the use of coal. She was required to shut down one her four engines. The Lusitania sank in eighteen minutes, taking 1,195 lives, 195 were Americans.
Gold and the Portfolio
In August Ambrose Evans-Pritchard wrote: "What we are about to see is a race to the bottom by the world's major currencies as each tries to devalue against others in a beggar-thy-neighbor policy to shore up exports, or simply to cut rates frantically to stave off the consequences of debt-leveraging and the risk of an outright slump. When that happens - if it is not already happening - it will become clear that both pillars of the global monetary system are unstable, infested with the dry rot of excess debt." Finally, he concluded: "Gold bugs you ain't seen nothing yet. Gold at $800 looks like a bargain in the new world currency disorder."
Gold's almost perfect environment has arrived. In March, the race to the bottom of our current monetary system has gone critical, with first the "hard money" Swiss, then Britain and finally , the U.S. embracing the end game of direct monetization of government debt paper. England, the Swiss and the United States have provided the world with a key or reserve currency for nearly 300 years. We are in a transition period unlike any. The last transition - from the UK Pound to the U.S. Dollar between 1914 and 1945 - was no fun. The current fraudulent "monetary" system will not survive.
The problem for the Establishment is that there is an elephant, of there own creation, in the room, which they are desperately trying to coverup. It cannot be done. The elephant is the derivative market. Five banks account for over 95% of all derivatives and over 80% of the total net credit risk exposure. JP Morgan Chase holds a staggering $88 trillion, 2.3 times number two, Bank of America. As of the third quarter 2008, the total OTC derivatives in gold with less than one year maturity have a nominal value of $94.589 billion. Of this amount Morgan and HSBC hold $94.014 billion or over 99%. JP Morgan's leverage to financial derivatives exceeds 300 to 1. Bank of America and Citigroup never had anywhere near that. The vaporization of AIG, Bear Stearns, Lehman and others was all due to blowups in their OTC derivatives, which were significantly less than JP Morgan's.
Morgan's gold and interest rate derivative positions are the smoking gun. They are the direct link to the manipulation of gold and bond prices. Watch for gold's move through $1000 and the U.S. government 30 year yield breaking above 5%. This will signal the second round of derivative blowups and the insolvent banking industry led by Morgan will be history. Gold is your only possible life line to survival. (Thank you, Mr. Sinclair)
The secret elite have made a fatal miscalculation. A money monopoly is power - great power - but, it is not infinite. They could not have launched the world into perpetual wars without it. The root of this power was the ability to exploit the wealth of the productive citizen. However, like any parasite, they are ultimately dependent upon the host. Their link to the exploitation of the world's wealth was through the banking system and its hidden powers of confiscation. That link is mortally wounded and is about to be severed. The Federal Reserve and the banking system are mutually dependent. The Fed's own credit worthiness goes with those five banks. Financial bubbles are not wealth. The world has never witnessed such madness as the 'Creature from Jekyll Island' unleashed. The arrogance and conceit of leveraging their capital as they did along with derivatives was their fatal error. As Rand said their check is about to bounce, "account over drawn." There are no more bailouts. Atlas has shrugged.
Intellectual confusion is the hallmark of our culture. It was planned, it's not accidental.
History is far from being random and accidental. The truth and the power is found in philosophy and its ideas. Man's conceptual facility, which is volitional, is powerful - very powerful. From it comes the beauty or the beast in man. The Order's founders and original organizers were "brilliant" intellectuals, but they were beasts, enabled by Kant and Hegel.
We emerged form the dark ages when the powers of the church were separated from the state. Now, we must separate economics and business from the state. Capitalism(economics) and The Declaration of Independence (politics) failed this time, since they are incompatible with the morality of faith and self-sacrifice. Capitalism and the inalienable rights of man require their own philosophical foundation based on reason and the virtue of selfishness. Check your premises, educate yourself, and then act - there's a lot of work to be done. Thank you, Ayn.
John D. Meyer
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