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Democracy is an Illusion


#1


By Henry Makow, Ph.D.

A "Far Side" cartoon describes our innocence about democracy.

A slave rowing a Viking ship puts up his hand and calls to the whip master: "Yoo-hoo! Oh, yoo-hoo... I think I'm getting a blister."

Like this man, most people cling to the belief that our leaders represent our interests.

"Yoo, hoo, Mr. Bush, you lied about Iraq having weapons of mass destruction."

At an elite gathering, Bush peered under his lectern and quipped: "Where are those weapons of mass destruction?"

A tiny cabal of international bankers chooses our "leaders". This clique, which subtly controls every significant facet of our society is gradually establishing an Orwellian global police state. Much of the ruling class has been duped to think they are building a better world.

Prove it, you say?

"The Naked Capitalist" by W.C. Skousen (available at www.abe.com & www.bookfinder.com) is yet another smoking gun. It is based on the revelations contained in Professor Carroll Quiqley's "Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time." (1966)

Quiqley, a Professor of History at the Foreign Service School at Georgetown University was a trusted insider who had access to their private archives. He felt the plot, which he supported, was too important to be kept hidden. However, shortly after publication, his book was taken off the market.

Cleon Skoussen was an FBI agent for 16 years and the Police Chief of Salt Lake City for four years. His "The Naked Capitalist" distills the most shocking evidence from Quigley's daunting 1300-page book.

At just 122 pages, "The Naked Capitalist" (1970) is a concise, lucid and absolutely convincing account of the international banker conspiracy. Historians have betrayed the public trust by largely ignoring this material.

OUR PREDICAMENT

Quigley confirms that a network of banking dynasties has, in Skousen's words, "acquired a choke-hold on the affairs of practically the entire human race." According to Quigley, they include "Baring, Lazard, Erlanger, Warburg, Schroder, Selingman, the Speyers, Mirabaud, Malet, and above all Rothschild and Morgan." (Citations are from Tragedy and Hope, 51-52)

Quigley confirms that, starting with the Bank of England in 1694, these dynasties organized themselves in a system of central banks that charge their respective nations billions of dollars in interest for the privilege of using currency backed by the nations' own credit. In other words, they have carried off a swindle of monstrous proportions.

Quigley quotes William Gladstone who as Chancellor of the Exchequer said in 1852: "The government itself was not to be a substantive power in matters of Finance, but was to leave the Money Power supreme and unquestioned." (325)

Put another way, a private credit monopoly controls the governments' purse strings.

Able to create money out of nothing, they naturally grabbed as much of the world's real wealth as they could. Quigley writes about the formation of their American cartels: "The period 1884-1933 was the period of financial capitalism in which investment bankers moving into commercial banking and insurance on the one side, and into railroading and heavy industry on the other were able to mobilize enormous wealth and wield enormous economic, political and social power." (71)

Indeed their representatives, the "Eastern Establishment" i.e. the Morgans and now the Rockefellers run the United States. (72) The principle mechanism is the Council on Foreign Relations.

According to Quigley, the ultimate goal is "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 ...by the central banks...acting in concert." (324)

Quigley confirms that the bankers have usurped mankind's collective instincts by financing the Socialist and Communist movements. Bankers love big government because the ultimate monopoly is the State. Through it, they take over their competition and control debt, resources, market demand and labor.

Speaking of the Communist takeover of the US government in the 1930's and 1940's, Quigley writes, "it must be understood that the power that these energetic left-wingers exercised was never their own power of Communist power but was ultimately the power of the international financial coterie." (954)

In other words, millions of idealists committed to human brotherhood and equality were (and are) duped into advancing a totalitarian scheme to concentrate the world's wealth and power into the hands of the superrich. More opportunistic Leftists, Communists, Feminists and Globalists prosper while piously pretending to serve humanity.

The Money Power controls the debate and encourages gridlock by backing all shades of the political spectrum and marginalizing anyone who shines the spotlight on them. (Ever wonder why Noam Chomsky never mention international bankers and the credit system? Or why the John Birch Society debunks the 9-11 "inside job?") The media is controlled through direct ownership and advertising.

Quigley writes: "To Morgan all political parties were simply organizations to be used, and the firm always was careful to keep a foot in all camps. Morgan himself, Dwight Morrow and other partners were allied with the Republicans; Russell C. Lewffingwell was allied with the Democrats; Grayson Murphy was allied with the extreme Right; and Thomas W. Lamont was allied with the Left." (945)

The Lamont family was "sponsors and financial angels to almost a score of extreme Left organizations including the Communist Party itself." (945)

CONCLUSION

A small cabal of people who are not even citizens hold the financial purse strings of every nation.

This goes a long way to explaining "globalization" and the push to one-world government. It explains the assault on race, religion, nation and family. The bankers want a homogenous deracinated neutered world that offers no basis of resistance.

It explains why in a time of supposed security danger, the southern border of the US is practically porous. The bankers want to undermine America's European character, which it perceives as a threat.

It explains the carte blanche Israel receives, the war on Iraq, and the fact that there is no opposition to the war in the mainstream parties or press. This war desecrates a cradle of civilization and assails Islam. It is also an opportunity to create more debt and enrich the bankers and their corporate allies.

It explains 9-11, the Patriot Repression Act and the phony "War on Terror."

It explains the depraved mass media and stupefying education system. I could go on but you get the picture. We are krill at the mercy of a gigantic whale. At the very least, let's not waste energy thinking we live in a free and open society.

Our democracy is a ruse. Ostensibly it expresses the aspirations of the people. In reality, it masks the insidious anti-human agenda of the central bankers.


#2

Yeah, it's called the new world order, and it's been here about 10-15 years now.

But iron bars do not a prison make.


#3

Nice going - this delightful posting is almost borderline anti-Semitic. So, the world is controlled by bankers and money... and that's why Israel gets carte blanche?

And if we were moving to a one world government where everything is homogeneous, why then did President Bush not sign the Kyoto Treaty and push so hard against giving into the UN?

And the bankers want the southern border of the U.S. porous?

Wow. I thought your last post was pretty bad... these just keep getting more and more awful.


#4

I needed a laugh today. Please post more!


#5

Wow! I can't wait for the movie!


#6

It's all part of the conspiracy man. They just feint this way and that, and act as if the conspiracy didn't exist, in order to further the conspiracy. They're very clever -- especially that Bush fellow.

"Give up, just quit, because in this life, you can't win. Yeah, you can try, but in the end you're just gonna lose, big time, because the world is run by the Man. The Man, oh, you don't know the Man. He's everywhere. In the White House... down the hall... Ms. Mullins, she's the Man. And the Man ruined the ozone, he's burning down the Amazon, and he kidnapped Shamu and put her in a chlorine tank! And there used to be a way to stick it to the Man. It was called rock 'n roll, but guess what, oh no, the Man ruined that, too, with a little thing called MTV! So don't waste your time trying to make anything cool or pure or awesome 'cause the Man is just gonna call you a fat washed up loser and crush your soul. So do yourselves a favor and just GIVE UP!"

-- Jack Black as Dewey Finn in School of Rock


#7

Well, I know Boston was going to try to corner the foil market... I hope I'm not too late to get in on the scheme!


#8

I miss JTF.

At least he wasn't a troll.


#9

Does aluminum work as good as tin, or did I waste all this time and money building all of my friends here at T-Nation aluminum foil hats? Anybody know? God, I wish the aliens would hurry up and invade us already.


#10

Are our political leaders truely serving the people?

Who does control the flow of money?

Is the democratic system really working, or does it merely give that impression?

Are you immune to suggestion?

Nowadays, 3% of the world's population own and control 70% of it's wealth. Why is that?


#11

Do you want one of my aluminum hats? I have to warn you, I'm not sure if they work right. But hey... they're free.

A spine-chilling statistic: Fully half of all people are below average. That means that there must be a conspiracy to keep people stupid. That's what the hats are for. They block cosmic rays. I think.


#12

People who are not even citizen? They're not even people! They're lizards from another dimension disguised as humans.

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#13

Yes, but only the people who bribe them alot.

Those who have it.

Yes.

Yes, because I always buy the best brands of stuff I don't need at the most expensive stores.

They need more time to get it to 100%


#14

new world order

Are you telling me that Hollywood Hulk Hogan is president of the world?

Cool.


#15

jlesk68:

I have noticed a certain anti-government trend to all of your posts. You are also a conspiracy thorist if I remember correctly.

I appreciate your posts as they are always something that I can read with a smile.


#16

Just for the record, America is not a democracy, it's a representative republic.


#17


Thanks...


#18

Yes, the U.S. is a representative democracy, as opposed to a direct democracy. Trust me, you wouldn't want a direct democracy if you could have it.

At any rate, republic: Res (thing) + publica (of the people).


#19

Tin foil hat or not...

Politicians do not have our best interest in mind. They have the preservation of thier jobs in mind.

Money buys you access and no one that posts on this board has that kind of money unless someone want to tell me how they became a 'Ranger' or a 'Pioneer'.

Keep in mind that it is much worse in every other country. England has a 'House of Lords' for crying out loud.

Get over it. It will never change.


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It explains the carte blanche Israel receives, the war on Iraq, and the fact that there is no opposition to the war
in the mainstream parties or press.

No opposition - the "mainstream media" would love to see the war fail.

This war desecrates a cradle of civilization and assails Islam.

What??? Waht about "liberates" a cradle of civilization and freedom of religion.

It is also an opportunity to create more debt and enrich the bankers and their corporate allies.

How does creating debt help enrich anyone?

It explains 9-11, the Patriot Repression Act and the phony "War on Terror."

"phony war on terror"?

Did you sleep through Sept. 11th??

It explains the depraved mass media and stupefying education system.

On this I will agree.

Our democracy is a ruse. Ostensibly it expresses the aspirations of the people. In reality, it masks the insidious anti-human agenda of the central bankers.

Just remember - The only way that you can write stuff like this is the fact that you live in a free society. What do you think someone like Saddam would have done to you if you wrote something like this about his government??

BTW - thanks reddog for the reminder that we live in a representative republic - I think people forget that too often.

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