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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.

 

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

 

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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capitalism

With its profits-over-people agenda, capitalism has unfortunately spawned a monster that’s now out of control.

The free enterprise concept inherent in the economic model of capitalism should mean common people, or lower and middle class wage-earners, have greater potential to rise up and gain financial independence. In reality, however, free enterprise all too often leads to an almost total lack of government regulation that in turn allows the global elite to run amuck in Gordon Gecko-style financial coups.

Even if capitalism is the best economic system in theory – which it probably is – the type of corporatocracy it leads to in the real world usually means the rich get richer while the poor get poorer. And although much good has come from capitalism – America’s phenomenal success in the 20th Century was arguably due to the free market economics its Founding Father’s encouraged – the system’s immense flaws have also become evident in recent years.

We expand on this in our book The Orphan Conspiracies: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan TrilogyHere’s an excerpt:

It’s almost as if capitalism is a robot that was originally programmed with a single instruction: Make profits by all means necessary.

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Initially the profits surged in, putting food on the table for untold families, building communities and lifting living standards in numerous countries. However, the robot could not be stopped or reprogrammed, and without governments being able or willing to set boundaries the same system that once gave to the people now began to take from them. It began to lower living standards by widening the gap between rich and poor and by destroying the same communities it once built.

Unregulated capitalism began to abuse working class citizens – the very people it was designed to assist; it allowed leaders of corporations to play God while employees became workhorses for their owners. Perhaps a better description would be worker bees sacrificing their own welfare for the benefit of the royal queen bees.

Unfortunately, the advanced civilization and technological utopia that capitalism helped create is also one where most humans are treated like dogs in a dog-eat-dog world.

None of this means we are socialists or communists. Nor are we anti-progress. And no, we are not about to suddenly reveal that this whole book has been a thinly veiled disguise for our political beliefs – although no doubt some shallow thinking book reviewers may assume this. For those who have read this book in its entirety, it should be abundantly clear we are staunchly apolitical and believe that no political system canever provide a total solution.

Most of the issues we’ve raised in this book are essentially social concerns rather than economic or political ones.

Also, as filmmakers and authors, we are fully aware that we have benefited, and continue to benefit, from a capitalistic system. There is surely much good in capitalism. For example, the American Dream – the same dream that people of most other nations desire – says anyone who has ambition and a good work ethic can succeed no matter their race, gender or social class. Living up to those ideals is likely possible only in a free, democratic and capitalistic society.

Therefore, we would support a revised form of capitalism, rather than doing away with it completely. This restructured economic system would hopefully be one with more heart and social awareness while still allowing for self-made entrepreneurs to rise up and be rewarded for their efforts. Rewarding achievers is crucial as history has proven that whenever socialism or communism is implemented there’s little incentive to succeed because success is not duly rewarded.

It’s obvious something has to change in our capitalistic society as there’s far too much unnecessary suffering on the planet right now.

We have faith our book will contribute in some small way to that change and help make a dent in that awful statistic that reminds us 21,000 fellow humans die of starvation every single day. (Two people just died in the time it took you to read that brief statement).   

Read more in The Orphan Conspiracies: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy: http://www.amazon.com/The-Orphan-Conspiracies-Conspiracy-Theories-ebook/dp/B00J4MPFT6/

A book that’s for the common people...the 99%.

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Less than six months before he was assassinated, President Kennedy had begun formulating a new Federal Reserve Act, which many say would have restored the US Federal Reserve to a fully-fledged US Government bank.

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President Kennedy went after the Fed.

A little-known Presidential decree – Executive Order 11110 – was signed by Kennedy on June 4, 1963. It would have deprived the Federal Reserve of its ability to loan money to the Government at interest. By signing the document, President Kennedy was attempting to put an end to the Fed – or at least the Fed as we know it.

Without going into the specifics of Executive Order 11110, it arguably could have stopped the US from reaching its record-level national debt.

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Instead, JFK was assassinated as we all know. But what is less known is the United States Notes the President had issued as part of the executive order – notes which were designed to replace the Federal Reserve Notes – were immediately taken out of circulation.

To this very day, the Federal Reserve Notes remain in circulation as the currency all Americans use.

And, of course, what also remained post JFK was a central bank only nominally under the Government’s control.

We provide an illuminating snapshot of the history of central banking in the US and the evolution of the Fed in our new release book…

Read more in THE ORPHAN CONSPIRACIES: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy – available now via Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/The-Orphan-Conspiracies-Conspiracy-Theories-ebook/dp/B00J4MPFT6/

A book that’s for the common people.

 

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