by D. McKenzie Smith
Special to L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise
The time right after the ‘passage’ of the Federal Reserve Bank into reality was also the time of the Russian Revolution. Many understood that there were powers behind the scenes affecting the outcome of that revolution. Even Lenin, the purported leader of the movement had his suspicions that he was not really in charge. He said, “The State does not function as we desired. The car does not obey. A man is at the wheel and seems to lead it, but the car does not drive in the desired directions. It moves as another force wishes.” (Vladimir I. Lenin)
Congressman McFadden, once again, removed the curtain of secrecy from the issue. “The course of Russian history has, indeed, been greatly affected by the operations of international bankers… The Soviet government has been given U. S. Treasury funds by the Federal Reserve Board…acting through the Chase Bank.
“England has drawn money from us through the Federal Reserve Banks and has relent it at high interest to the Soviet government… The Dnieperstory Dam was built with funds unlawfully taken from the U. S. Treasury by the corrupt and dishonest Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Reserve Banks.”
It has long been uncovered by intrepid researchers that the rise of Hitler and the Nazi party in Germany, from around 1926 on and even during World War II, came from U. S. corporate and foundation interests. ‘Nazi Nexus’ by Edwin Black details how U. S. corporations financed and supplied the Nazi government of Germany, even during the war. ‘Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler’ by Anthony Sutton documents many U. S. corporations and foundations that financed and supplied Nazi Germany into power, and even after war was declared, provided money and other assistance to Hitler.
And it was Mussolini who set the record straight on corporate involvement with and dealings with governments. He said, “Fascism should rightly be called Corporatism as it is a merger of state and corporate powers.”
Most people over 60 years old remember President Eisenhower’s famous ‘Military- industrial complex’ speech which was actually part of his Farewell Address as he turned over the Presidency to the new President, John F. Kennedy. In it he warned the American people of the incredible power being accumulated by the corporations that influence the government.
“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought of unsought, by the military-industrial complex. (Now known as the military-industrial-congressional complex.) The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.” (Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961)
George Wallace, State Governor and independent Presidential candidate, made the following statement shortly before he was shot in the spine in an attempted assassination.
“There’s not a dime’s worth of difference between the republicans and the democrats. The powers behind the scenes of both parties are the same people.”
Congressman Wright Patman, D-Texas, as Chair of the House Banking and Currency Committee, made the following statement.
“In the United States today, we have in effect two governments… We have the duly constituted government… Then we have an independent, uncontrolled… government in the Federal Reserve System, operating the money powers which are reserved to Congress by the Constitution.”
The conspiracy was and is far more than ‘just’ within the U. S. Clement Atlee, former Prime Minister of the U. K. (1945-1951) said the following about power and control. “Over and over again we have seen that there is another power than that which has its seat at Westminster. The City of London, a convenient term for a collection of financial interests, is able to assert itself against the government of the country. Those who control money can pursue a policy at home and abroad contrary to that which is being decided by the people.” Evidence of the truth of this statement comes from such operations as the BCCI (Bank of Credit and Commerce International). It operated in fraud, terrorism and money laundering, as well as finance of secret spy operations of the CIA and other covert operations.
President John F. Kennedy, in a Patriots Day Speech on March 20, 1961, warned people not to trust the government or any other control group. He reminded us that even those who formed the federal government in the first place did not trust power in the hands of mere men.
President Kennedy echoed the sentiment of honest people everywhere with the following:
“The very word secrecy is repugnant in a free and open society, and we as a people are inherently and historically opposed to secret societies; to secret oaths; and to secret proceedings. For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence, on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations. Its preparations are concealed not published, its mistakes are buried not headlined, its dissenters are silenced not praised, no expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed.” (John F. Kennedy, from ‘The President and the Press’, April 27, 1961)
JFK, had he not been murdered, intended to reduce our active involvement in the Viet Nam war, relying upon training and aid for the Army of Viet Nam. He also had voiced plans to return the nation to a hard money system.
Ten days before he was assassinated in Dallas, he said these words to an audience in New York City, “The high office of President has been used to foment a plot to destroy the American’s freedom, and before I leave office I must inform the citizen of his plight.” (At Columbia University, November 12, 1963.)
Ronald Reagan, allowed himself and his Presidency to be run by people behind the scenes, from his wife to Henry Kissinger to his Vice-president, Dick Cheney, resulting in actions that were the exact opposite of what he had promised in his campaigning speeches. But, like President Lincoln, he did leave us with a few memorable peaches.
“I think there is an elite in this country and they are the ones who run the elitist government. They want a government by a handful of people because they don’t believe the people themselves can run their lives… Are we going to have an elitist government that makes decisions for people’s lives or are we going to believe, as we have for many decades, that the people can make these decisions for themselves?” (Ronald Reagan during his campaign for the Presidency)
The following are a collection of quotes from famous people, some from our own history, some from other places. But the essential truths conveyed are in total agreement with the principles of freedom that the Republic of the united States was based upon.
Our first President, George Washington, had this to say about accumulated power in any hands. “Government is not reason. It is not eloquence – it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”
I am reminded of a similar statement of Thomas Jefferson on the matter of power. “Let no more be heard of confidence in man (fallible humans), but bind him (the public servant or powerful person) down from mischief by the chains of the constitution.”
Jefferson also said, “Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished (notable) period, and pursued unalterably through every change in ministers (administrations), too plainly proves a deliberate, systematical plan of reducing us to slavery.” Note that the concept behind these ‘acts of tyranny’ is to enslave us.
Senator Barry Goldwater, one-time Presidential candidate, had this to say concerning the Council on Foreign Relations. “An offshoot of a British secret society whose purpose is to destroy the sovereignty of the United States and create a one world government.”
“In politics nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.” (Franklin D. Roosevelt inwww.azquotes.com)
Former President of France, Gen. Charles DeGaulle is credited with saying, “The politician, in order to become master, poses as a servant.”
“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” (H. L. Mencken, in “Women as Outlaws”, (1921), 1949)
“Keep repeating it over and over again, and again and again and again. Be persistent. This is the most important requirement for success. And in the end they will believe you anything.” (Josef M. Goebbels, Nazi Propaganda Chief)
“See in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in; to kind of catapult the propaganda.” (George W. Bush, speaking on Social Security in Rochester, New York)
“During a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” (George Orwell, author of the chilling novel, ‘1984’)
“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.” (Author unknown, but thought to be George Orwell)
” One of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the great struggle for independence.” (Charles A. Beard, historian)
“…touch a solemn truth in collision with a dogma…, though capable of the clearest proof, and you will soon find that you have disturbed a nest, and the hornets will swarm about your eyes and hands, and fly into your face and eyes.” (John Adams in ‘The Life and Works of John Adams’, Boston, 1851, vol. 6, p. 479)
“The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous that he cannot believe it exists.” (J. Edgar Hoover, founding Director of the FBI)
“There are none more hopelessly enslaved than those who (falsely) believe they are free.” (Wolfgang von Goethe)
Winston Churchill was credited with the following truism: “Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off, as if nothing had happened.” (www.azquotes.com)
Other famous people and their opinions on these issues:
“There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency.” (John Maynard Keynes, economist)
“The way to have power is to take it.” (Attributed to “Boss” Tweed, politician in New York City a hundred years ago)
“Americans don’t believe that their government is representing them, is acting on their behalf. The polls show it.” (John Kyle, U. S. Senator from Arizona)
“Possibly the next ten years will be the crucial period during which free men in general, and Americans in particular, will decide whether we have the stamina and intelligence to turn the tide. After that, it COULD be too late.” (Cleon Skousen in ‘The Naked Capitalist’, 1970)
“By calling attention to a well regulated (trained) militia for the security of the nation, the right of each citizen to keep and bear arms, our Founding Fathers recognized the essentially civilian nature of our economy. Although it is extremely unlikely that the fears of governmental tyranny, which gave rise to the second amendment, will ever be a major danger to our nation, the amendment still remains an important declaration of our basic military-civilian relationships, in which every citizen must be ready to participate in the defense of his country. For that reason I believe the second amendment will always be important.” (emphasis added) (John F. Kennedy at a Patriot’s Day Celebration)
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands of those who feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” (Samuel Adams, 1775)
On the other hand, every once in a while, one of the egotists lets the truth out. Here is one example. “Carol Quigley – Bill Clinton’s favorite professor at Georgetown University – boldly admitted in his [book] Tragedy and Hope (1966) that (a) the multitudes were already under the control of a small but powerful group bent on world domination and (b) Quigley himself was a part of that group.” (Pat Shanon of Media Bypass)
Further information and research on Conspiracy and fraudulent government
‘Bush Family Values’, and several others found at: www.topdocumentaryfilms.com/politics
;The Enemy At The Gates’, Robert F. Kennedy.(1960)
‘The Creature from Jekyll Island’, by G. Edward Griffin
‘Nazi Nexus’, by Edwin Black
‘Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler’, by Anthony Sutton
‘Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution’, by Anthony Sutton
‘Overthrow’, by Stephen Kinzer
‘War and Emergency Powers Act’, American Agricultural Movement, Schroder
‘The New Road to Serfdom’, by Daniel Hannan
‘Blank Spots on the Map: The Dark World of the Pentagon’s Secret World’, by Trevor Paglen
‘Assault on the U. S. S. Liberty’, by Roy Ennes
‘Operation Cyanide’, by Peter Hounan
‘No Place to Hide’, Robert O’Harrow, Jr. (The beginning of a tribulation worse than Hitler’s)
‘Confessions of an Economic Hit Man’, John Perkins
‘All the Shah’s Men’, Stephen Kinzer
‘Barry and the Boys: The CIA, the Mob, and America’s Secret History’, Daniel Hopsicker
‘Armed Madhouse’, Greg Palast (How the U. S. is seen around the world)
‘Neither Liberty nor Safety’, Robert Higgs
Murders by plane:
Over the last couple of decades, airplane crashes have been a favorite method of getting rid of people who were in the process of resisting the invisible powers, when outright assassination was not as practical.
Cong. Larry McDonald and his top staff, disappeared permanently in the ‘downing’ of Korean Airlines flight 007.
Sen. Paul Wellstone, in a private jet piloted by two professionals, just after a major safety inspection.
John F. Kennedy, Jr., in a poorly covered up sabotage of his Piper Saratoga.
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