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There’s a theory that contends the US Federal Reserve, aka the Fed, is an institution that acts independent of the US Congress, has zero transparency or accountability, and even determines its own monetary policy. If one day proven to be correct, the alternative theory surrounding the Federal Reserve is one that may explain a variety of unusual occurrences in financial markets over the years.

 

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We investigate the Fed, in general, and the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, in some detail, in our book INTERNATIONAL BANKSTER$: The Global Banking Elite Exposed and the Case for Restructuring Capitalism. An excerpt from the book follows…

In 1913, the banksters finally succeeded in creating a US central bank with the passing of the Federal Reserve Act. This bill, which had already been soundly defeated several times, appears to have come to fruition only because of well-orchestrated timing: the Federal Reserve Act was slipped through a skeleton Congress on December 23, 1913 when most of the bill’s opponents had already left Congress for the holidays.

The Federal Reserve System, which was first devised in that secret meeting on Jekyll Island, was now codified by Congress and remains in effect to this day.

Fact: The Federal Reserve is the central bank of the United States even though it’s not a part of the US Government.

Say what?

It’s not a part of the government. Not even remotely.

But it says Federal! Surely it cannot be a privately owned organization?

The Fed is not a part of the government, at all.

Critics of the Federal Reserve say its sole purpose is to strip wealth from honest, hardworking American citizens and make the world’s leading banking clans even richer.

John Hylan, Mayor of New York City from 1917 until 1925, made some extraordinary statements in a speech he delivered in 1922. What Mayor Hylan said seems to confirm a grand conspiracy was indeed devised for the American banking system by the global elite.

“The real menace of our Republic is the invisible government, which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy legs over our cities, states and nation,” said Mayor Hyland. “To depart from mere generalizations, let me say that at the head of this octopus are the Rockefeller-Standard Oil interests and a small group of powerful banking houses generally referred to as the international bankers. The little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes. They practically control both parties, write political platforms, make catspaws of party leaders, use the leading men of private organizations, and resort to every device to place in nomination for high public office only such candidates as will be amenable to the dictates of corrupt big business.”

Only nine years after the Federal Reserve System was created, Mayor Hylan already seemed to be aware that this “invisible government” of “powerful international bankers” was controlling the US Government.

Cast your eye over these other quotes about the Fed and make up your own mind…

“The regional Federal Reserve banks are not government agencies…but are independent, privately owned and locally controlled corporations.”–Lewis vs. United States, 680 F. 2d 1239 9th Circuit 1982

“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.”–Senator Barry Goldwater

“The Federal Reserve bank buys government bonds without one penny.”–Congressman Wright Patman, Congressional Record, Sept 30, 1941

“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 money.” –Charles A. Lindbergh Sr., 1923

 

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In his bestselling This Book is Not FOR SALE, author Jarod Kintz says, “To live a more authentic life, I’ve started studying the world’s best counterfeiters, the Central Bankers. But I can assure you, my love for you is not inflated.” We thought that an appropriate quote to begin a chapter titled “A short history of central banking in the US” in our book INTERNATIONAL BANKSTER$.

 

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Philadelphia’s historical site of the first US central bank.

 

In INTERNATIONAL BANKSTER$  we observe that numerous economists and historians, and vociferous politicians like Senator Ron Paul and Governor Jesse Ventura, have opined that the global elite had been aiming to control the resources of the United States for centuries. Creating an American central bank privately owned by an international banking cartel seemed to be the most efficient way to achieve this aim.

In 1791, the First Bank of the United States was set up apparently because the Government had a massive debt left over from the Revolutionary War known as the American Revolution. Many researchers say this was the earliest attempt by banking families of the global elite to create a privately-owned US central bank, masquerading as a federally-owned entity.

Although the bank had numerous opponents in the political arena, it only controlled 20% of the nation’s money supply – unlike the Fed today which manages 100% of the nation’s money supply and not a ‘penny’ less.

American Founding Father and the nation’s third President, Thomas Jefferson, was one of the most vocal critics of the First Bank of the United States. He argued the bank was unconstitutional, citing the 10th Amendment.

Jefferson also hinted that a central bank would lead to a monopoly instead of a free market. He said, “The existing banks will, without a doubt, enter into arrangements for lending their agency, and the more favorable, as there will be a competition among them for it; whereas the bill delivers us up bound to the national bank, who are free to refuse all arrangement, but on their own terms, and the public not free, on such refusal, to employ any other bank.”

This experiment in US banking ended in 1811 when the bank’s charter expired. Because of the institution’s many critics, Congress decided not to renew its charter.

Six years later, in 1817, the Second Bank of the United States was brought into being as major international banking families continued to push for an American central bank. This bank was also quite temporary with President Andrew Jackson ending its existence only 15 years later.

However, the global elite’s bankers did not give up, and in the early 20th Century started formulating ideas to create the US Federal Reserve System as we know it. One of the group’s breakthrough ideas came during a secretive meeting at a hunting lodge on Jekyll Island, off the coast of Georgia, when they decided not to call the new bank a central bank. History had shown America did not want a central bank.

After much brainstorming, the deceptive Federal Reserve name was agreed upon – presumably because it was assumed this name would fool the public into thinking it was a government-owned bank.

Although representatives of this shadowy banking cartel were open to co-managing this new central bank with Congress, all agreed the bank’s members had to be private banks that would own all of its stock.

(In book two of our international thriller series of novels The Orphan Trilogy, one of the founding members of an uber-powerful, shadowy organization is a senior banker of the US Federal Reserve, aka the Fed. It’s a work of fiction, of course, but much of the research we did for that series has carried over to this book and to this chapter in particular).

If one day proven to be correct, the alternative theory surrounding the Federal Reserve is one that may explain a variety of unusual occurrences in financial markets over the years.

In a nutshell, this theory contends that the Fed is an institution that acts independent of the US Congress, has zero transparency or accountability, and even determines its own monetary policy.

 

You have been reading an excerpt (to be continued) from INTERNATIONAL BANKSTER$: The Global Banking Elite Exposed and the Case for Restructuring Capitalism  (book five in The Underground Knowledge Series). 

 

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In our hard-hitting book INTERNATIONAL BANKSTER$: The Global Banking Elite Exposed and the Case for Restructuring Capitalism, we apply the metaphorical blowtorch to the central banking system – that financial entity responsible for overseeing the monetary system of a nation.

 

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A lot of the financial corruption exposed in our book relates – either directly or indirectly – to the central banking system. Given central banks are responsible for overseeing the monetary system of a nation, managing its currency, setting interest rates and steering an economy toward inflation targets, we devote an entire chapter to the central banking system.

An excerpt from INTERNATIONAL BANKSTER$  follows:

Central banks are also often called reserve banks. For example, the Federal Reserve (also known informally as the Fed) is the central banking system of the United States.

Other examples of central banks around the world include the People’s Bank of China, the Reserve Bank of Australia, the Central Bank of Brazil, the Bank of Japan, the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of England.

Elements of modern central banking systems have existed for around a thousand years and date back to The Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD) in China where the first circulation of a paper currency occurred.

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“Under the guise of being nice guys, the central bankers have done to the people what no army in history has been evil enough to do.” –Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

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The legendary Knights Templar – the wealthy Christian military order that reigned in medieval Europe for almost two centuries (1119-1312 AD) – ran a banking system that economists widely believe inspired present-day central banks, including the Federal Reserve in the US.

However, it wasn’t until the 17th Century that the first official central banks were formed as certain nations such as the Netherlands, Sweden and the UK began to move away from commodity money (usually silver or gold) to circulating notes that simply represented ‘promises to pay’.

From there, the central banking system spread like wildfire all around the world. Eventually, such banks cropped up everywhere from Africa and Central America to South America and Asia.

There are certain independent researchers, perhaps of the sensationalist variety, who have said “central banks are pure evil” or made other such alarmist statements. However, in reality, if a nation’s central bank is managed without internal corruption and without interference from foreign countries, it should actually be a stabilizing force. In theory, a central bank can shield an economy from volatility in financial markets not to mention prevent fraudulent activities committed by commercial banks.

But the operative word, of course, is corruption. Throw corruption into the mix and central banks start veering toward the “pure evil” term some ascribe to them.

 

Next, we devote a short chapter to the history of central banking in the US, and, of course, the mighty Fed, aka the US Federal Reserve System, features prominently…but more about that later.

 

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INTERNATIONAL BANKSTER$  is Book #5 in The Underground Knowledge Series  and is available exclusively via Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/INTERNATIONAL-BANKSTER-Restructuring-Capitalism-Underground-ebook/dp/B015QN5RTY/

 

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In a book on “international banksters,” in a section on “financial overlords,” we’d be remiss not to at least mention in passing the elite families who have been juggernauts in the history of global banking. We address this in our book INTERNATIONAL BANKSTER$: The Global Banking Elite Exposed and the Case for Restructuring Capitalism.

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The Oppenheim Family…Photo taken in pre-war Germany.

 

In the following excerpt from INTERNATIONAL BANKSTER$  the impact elite banking families have had on the so-called free market is examined:

Families such as German financial dynasty the Oppenheim family who began to dominate the finance and banking sectors in Europe from the 18th Century onwards. One of the Oppenheim family’s key assets for centuries, Sal. Oppenheim, was the highest valued privately owned investment bank in Europe until the family sold it in 2009.

An even more powerful banking clan is the almost infinitely-wealthy Rothschild family who also entered the banking industry in 18th Century Europe and used to own mining giant Rio Tinto.

 

 

Some say the Rothschilds have incalculable wealth and that even the price of gold is determined by them.

In the United States, the Rockefellers are essentially the equivalent of the Rothschilds, or almost. Besides their extensive background in the oil business, the Rockefellers have long been an elite banking family with key investments like Chase Manhattan Bank and JP Morgan Chase.

Although it’s not commonly reported or even investigated by mainstream media, it seems logical that these elite banking families would manipulate financial markets in their favor. Especially given they have dominated banking for centuries and have the process down to a fine art.

Another important point is these families made much of their fortunes through either criminal or highly immoral enterprises – perhaps deserving their “bankster” titles bestowed upon them by certain independent researchers.

For example, a June 26, 2009 article in the UK’s Financial Times  mentions the Rothschilds’ and other elite banking families’ historical links to slavery.

“Two of the biggest names in the City of London,” the article states, “had previously undisclosed links to slavery in the British colonies, documents seen by the Financial Times have revealed.

“Nathan Mayer Rothschild, the banking family’s 19th-century patriarch, and James William Freshfield, founder of Freshfields, the top City law firm, benefited financially from slavery, records from the National Archives show, even though both have often been portrayed as opponents of slavery”.

The Rockefeller-associated asset, JP Morgan, is also listed in the Financial Times  article as having ties to the slave trade.

“JPMorgan, the investment bank, set up a $5m scholarship fund for black students studying in Louisiana after apologising in 2005 for the company’s historic links to slavery.

“In the case of Mr Rothschild, the documents reveal for the first time that he made personal gains by using slaves as collateral in banking dealings with a slave owner”.

The article also names Lehman Brothers and the Bank of America as among other major financial institutions that profited off slavery.

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“For more than a century ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents such as my encounter with Castro to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as internationalists and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure—one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.” –David Rockefeller from his 2002 autobiography Memoirs.

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Could it be that some, or even many, of the world’s recent financial problems – including meltdowns and crashes – are partly due to market manipulation these elite banksters (partially listed in this chapter) are doing in secret?

If the answer to that question is yes, then it is highly likely much of this subtle, semi-hidden manipulation of the “free market” is done via the much denigrated central banks.

 

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Beyond the official summaries of the world’s wealth, and how few control it, there is in our opinion a hidden system of finance, which, if one day proven, will show there is an even greater gap between the global elite and the rest.

We expand on this in our book INTERNATIONAL BANKSTER$: The Global Banking Elite Exposed and the Case for Restructuring Capitalism.

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Here’s an excerpt from the book:

It’s generally accepted the world’s so-called ‘Rich Lists,’ from Forbes and the like, are not accurate in that their estimates of the Rich Listers’ wealth are just that – estimates. However, according to our research, the world’s wealthiest individuals don’t necessarily even make the lists.

It has been purported by financial researchers and others in the know that there are individuals whose net worth would dwarf whoever tops the Forbes Rich List at any given time – net worth the likes of Bill Gates, Warren Buffett or Carlos Slim Helu could only dream about.

This may be hard to fathom, but it’s important to consider two points when analyzing the finances of the global elite.

Firstly, without being able to inspect the bank accounts of billionaires, Forbes and similar Rich List publishers can only make crude guesstimates of individuals’ true worth. As a result, their lists are anything but official and their accuracy is questionable – something the billionaire community is quick to point out.

Secondly, beyond those individuals and sums mentioned on the Rich Lists, there exists what is often referred to as invisible or hidden wealth. This involves non-disclosed fortunes that are virtually impossible to detect. The planet’s invisible wealth is comprised of undeclared income stashed away in offshore tax havens and Swiss bank accounts, secret Old World money and black market economies in which criminal enterprises conduct their business.

The criminal enterprises referred to include illegal drugs and arms dealing. One such arms dealer is Saudi Arabian Adnan Khashoggi who some banking and financial commentators estimate had a massive personal fortune of between US$2 trillion and US$7 trillion in the 1980’s.

However, the world is still waiting for its first official trillionaire, and Khashoggi’s fortune was only ever estimated by Forbes and the likes to be worth between $400 million and several billion. If the rumors of Khashoggi’s multi-trillion dollar personal fortune were true then there’s an extremely wide gulf separating unofficial and official estimates of his wealth.

The 2005 feature film Lord of War, directed by Andrew Niccol and starring Nicolas Cage and Ethan Hawke, is said to have been inspired by Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout.

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Like Khashoggi, Bout is rumored to have amassed a huge personal fortune impossible to estimate. Cage’s character, a Ukranian-American arms dealer, is shown in the movie to be above the law with apparently unlimited money and resources.

The now deceased former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos is another individual strongly rumored to have profited from the black market. Many who investigated Marcos, including politicians in the current Philippine government, say much of his wealth was secured from discoveries of the WW2 Japanese treasure hoard known as Yamashita’s Gold. As the existence of those treasures was never acknowledged by any government, it’s conceivable President Marcos could have amassed a large fortune impossible to trace or estimate. Some investigators say his secret bank accounts amounted to trillions of dollars.

If this sounds totally unbelievable, consider the television interview his widowed wife Imelda Marcos gave in 2009 for the BBC TV travel series Explore. While being filmed inside her lavish home in the Philippines, Imelda told BBC presenter Simon Reeve that her late husband was heavily associated with gold mining companies and also traded in gold.

The former First Lady then presented Reeve with an official document. Although she would not allow the document itself to be filmed, Reeve confirmed it was a Certificate of Deposit made by Ferdinand E. Marcos in a bank in Brussels, Belgium, for the amount of Nine Hundred and Eighty Seven Billion United States Dollars. For those who don’t have a good math brain, that’s only 13 billion short of a trillion bucks.

If true, this sum in Marcos’ Belgium bank account alone would be almost 13 times more than Bill Gates’ total current fortune. The legacy of the former president becomes even more staggering when considering that this was just one of his bank accounts; the Philippine government has confirmed through investigations of its own that Marcos had many such secret accounts in banks all over the world.

T.B.C.

 

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In our book INTERNATIONAL BANKSTER$: The Global Banking Elite Exposed and the Case for Restructuring Capitalism, we advise readers it has been estimated by that the bulk of the world’s money supply is in the hands of less than 1000 families. Yes, you read that right: the bulk of the world’s money supply is in the hands of less than 1000 families.

 

A Rothschild family photo.

 

Readers are reminded these families include the likes of the Rockefellers, the Rothschilds, the British Royals as well as other elite dynasties. Their fortunes are said to consist of a mixture of Old World money, modern (declared) income, as well as invisible money and blood money.

In a chapter titled ‘The world’s hidden system of finance’ we expand on this. An excerpt follows:

In a similar vein, David Rothkopf’s 2008 book Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They Are Making, states that the world is governed by a group of 6000 elite individuals.

And according to Oxfam’s 2014 economic briefing, the wealth of the top 1% in the world amounts to US$110 trillion. That’s 65 times the total wealth of the bottom half of the world’s population.

Another staggering statistic from Oxfam’s briefing was that, collectively, the financial worth of the world’s 85 wealthiest people approximately equals that of the poorer half of the world’s total population. In other words, and get this – the richest 85 individuals have as much wealth as the 3.5 billion or so people who make up 50% of the world’s population and who are categorized as the poorest on the planet!

What if those 85 Rich Listers got together – assuming they or their representatives haven’t already – and agreed on certain financial things?

Things like bailing out private banks facing bankruptcy, lobbying for the amalgamation of various currencies, forcing austerity measures upon vulnerable nations sinking in debt or anything else that fits their definition of a better world?

With their financial clout and inherent power, surely almost anything imaginable would be achievable for the global elite. After all, who would have the power to stop this uber-powerful niche – the .000000001% of the world’s population, who control the bulk of the world’s money supply?

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“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.” ‒James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States and one of only four presidents to have been assassinated.

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INTERNATIONAL BANKSTER$  is Book #5 in The Underground Knowledge Series and is available exclusively via Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/INTERNATIONAL-BANKSTER-Restructuring-Capitalism-Underground-ebook/dp/B015QN5RTY/

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There’s nothing new about the morality of banks and bankers coming into question, but it’s not every day the banking sector attracts criticism from a former Archbishop of Canterbury. In our book INTERNATIONAL BANKSTER$: The Global Banking Elite Exposed and the Case for Restructuring Capitalism, we draw attention to what former Archbishop George Carey has to say about this highly lucrative sector.

 

INTERNATIONAL BANKSTER$: The Global Banking Elite Exposed and the Case for Restructuring Capitalism (The Underground Knowledge Series Book 5)

 

The relevant excerpt from INTERNATIONAL BANKSTER$  follows:

In a Daily Mail article dated June 29, 2012, one George Carey, former Archbishop of Canterbury, delivered a damning critique of the banking sector – a sector he describes as “an important part of the network of institutions which build a civil society”.

Former Archbishop Carey writes, “Thus evidence of corruption in our banks, and the resulting collapse of public trust in them, affects our very democracy.

“It is not an exaggeration to say that the sort of widespread alienation we are now witnessing among the public towards these multi-billion-pound behemoths can lead to civil unrest.

“Why? Because in more and more cases, naked greed seems to have been the driving force for many self-serving individuals in these institutions.

“That said, the real crisis we are facing is not a financial but a moral one. And it is a direct result of the something-for-nothing culture which is poisoning our society”.

Carey continues, “It seems utterly wrong that, at a time when banks have been rescued by the public purse to the tune of billions of pounds, they continue to dole out huge bonuses to their executives.

“To add insult to injury, they stand accused of refusing to lend to home-buyers and small businesses, thus causing even greater frustration and hardship for the hard-pressed man and woman in the street.

“Are they contrite? Hardly. All we see are greedy traders at Barclays systematically rigging interest rates to make their fortunes. And this comes just days after computer glitches at Nat West which left thousands of customers in uncertainty and financial trouble.

“It is hard not to conclude that institutionalised corruption is rife throughout today’s banking industry…What is needed now is a determination to open up the banking industry to a proper public inquiry”.

Archbishop Carey concludes, “Criminal charges must be brought where there is serious malpractice and corruption. This would only be a start, but at least it would begin to restore the public’s faith in institutions which seem far more interested in profits than morals”.

T.B.C.

 

INTERNATIONAL BANKSTER$  is Book #5 in The Underground Knowledge Series  and is available exclusively via Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/INTERNATIONAL-BANKSTER-Restructuring-Capitalism-Underground-ebook/dp/B015QN5RTY/  

 

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