"Bones" in the Money Pit
"Things do not happen. Things are made to happen." - John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Our consumer society didn't just happen, it was planned. Not in 1910, or 1954, but in the year 1832, the year William Huntington Russell and fellow classmate Alphonso Taft at
Members, known as "Bonesmen," include Rockefeller, Kuhn, Loeb and Morgan all connected to the House of Rothschild's global financial empire. They are founders of the Federal Reserve, the Bank of England,
Russ Baker's new book, "Family of Secrets: the Bush Dynasty, the Powerful Forces That Put It in the White House, And What Their Influence Means for America," is about George H. W. Bush's secret intelligence work with the CIA many years before he became the Agency's director. Bush Sr. had played a powerful but hidden role in determining the direction of the
Russ Baker suggests the strong possibility that Bush Sr. was connected to the assassination of President Kennedy because "Lyndon Johnson would be more obedient to
A more plausible connection is Abraham Lincoln was killed for the Legal Tender Act of 1862 and Kennedy for Executive Order 11110.
And, JFK's "
Anyone who spoke against the "Creature from
In 1908, President William Howard Taft, a second-generation Bonesmen, sent Congress a Constitutional amendment authorizing the Federal Income Tax, the foundation for the Federal Reserve System that was signed into law furtively by Taft's successor, Woodrow Wilson, on Christmas Eve of 1913.
Robert Owens, a co-author of the income tax act, later testified that the banking industry had conspired to create a series of financial panics throughout the 19th century in order to rouse the people to demand "reforms" that served the interests of the financiers. The public became convinced that the country needed a central banking system to stop future panics, and helped the Bonesmen pass legislation that allowed the nation's money to be issued by a private central bank.
The Rothschild Brothers of London observed, "The few who understand the (Federal Reserve) system will either be so interested from its profits or so dependent on its favors, that there will be no opposition from that class."
In 1980 Ronald Reagan is elected president of the
Two weeks after taking office, Reagan addressed the nation on the economy.
"By 1960 our national debt stood at $284 billion. Today the debt is $934 billion. We can leave our children with an un-repayable massive debt and a shattered economy, or we can leave them liberty in a land where every individual has the opportunity to be whatever God intended us to be. Together we can forge a new beginning for
In the same speech Reagan displays his innocence of Federal Reserve politics, "Now, in all of this we will, of course, work closely with the Federal Reserve System toward the objective of a stable monetary policy."
On March 26, 1981 Reagan signs Executive Order 12301 establishing the Presidential Council on Integrity & Efficiency to review federal programs for inefficiencies and corruption.
Predictably, four days later, the Federal Reserve and H.W. Bush "works with" John Hinckley Jr. to instruct Reagan on the first lesson of Federal Reserve politics. A president can be more popular than the vice president, but not always more powerful.
Although the Bush and Hinckley family had long, close ties overlooked by the press— the brother of the man who tried to kill the president was acquainted with the son of the man who would have become president if the attack had been successful—the family connection between Scott Hinckley and Neil Bush did not escape Alexander Haig, who, after the Reagan assassination attempt, temporarily prevented Vice President Bush from taking control of the White House.
Reagan learned the lesson: he was a figurehead relegated to witnessing the growth of
Directly and indirectly, the Bonesmen orchestrated the Industrial Revolution, the Great Depression, the stagflation of the 1970's and the dot-com and the housing market bubbles.
One of the more absurd notions that has found its way into the history books and the writings of economic experts is that somehow these men were made wealthier from the Monopoly money they printed, the same money that enabled consumers to buy houses, second houses, cars, RVs, TVs and DVDs, i.e. the cheap "stuff" we use on a daily basis. Let's not forget the fact that in 1910 these men already controlled one-sixth of the world's wealth. And that was real wealth—gold, silver and raw materials—not the fiat currency we call money. Don't forget the world they owned and controlled in 1910 had a mostly balanced ecology.
The Skull and Bones society and the Federal Reserve were critical to the growth of our industrial and consumer society, but responsible for much of the financial and environmental damage done to the planet.
We perceive our Country as a constitutional republic, a government representative of the people and accountable to them; but it now seems that premise is nothing more than an illusionary, sentimental belief.
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Robert Singer is a retired information technology professional and an environmental activist living in southern
In September of 2008 he wrote his first commentary for OpEdNews about our consumer society. Since then over 20 articles have been published on Opednews, Marketoracle, Silverseek and many other Internet sites. They cover social, economic and environmental issues facing Americans and the rest of the world in the 21st century.
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