America’s Founding Fathers warned us: “DON’T TRUST THE BANKS” they said, which they considered evil. The bank is a place to store money. It’s also a place to borrow money. Sounds innocent enough. But in the wrong hands, the banks can enslave masses and bring down nations. In fact, many people believe the banks are our enemy, not our friend. So here’s some basic info we need to know about this enemy, who he is, and how he operates.
Above: The Federal Reserve Bank (courtesy DeesIllustration.com)
Know why the TV News is always bad and sensational?
Because it’s a TV show; it needs to get high ratings so the station can sell advertising space—you know, the commercials. If the news was good, no one would watch. So the news is always bad because it’s good for business.
Just like the news, the banks exist to make money. But how do banks make money?
“It is well that the people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.”
— Henry Ford (1863-1947)
The answer is, the banks make money by lending money (i.e making “debt loans,” like a loan shark) even to bad credit risks. F or the banks, DEBT = MONEY. Banks make more money by making more loans. The more loans the banks make, the more money they make. Hence the birth of credit cards.
Above: Political cartoons showing the credit card enslavement of the masses.
Now, the banks themselves don’t have money. Sure, people put their money in banks, but the volume of money people put into the bank is far less than the amount the banks “loan out.”
So where, then, does the money come from? The money comes from the Federal Reserve Bank, a central bank, and here is where you need to pay attention; here’s where the “evil” part comes in.space
The Federal Reserve Is A Private Company
The Federal Reserve is a non-U.S. government company founded in 1913 and headquartered in Washington D.C. In other words, it is a private bank…a private bank owned by private stockholders (i.e., do not let the name “Federal” fool you.) The Federal Reserve loans…not gives, loans…the banks money. The banks have to pay it back with interest.
Where does the Fed get their money? The United States Mint prints more money upon the request of the Fed. However, the problem is that this is unconstitutional. Our treasury is supposed to create our money, but since the year 1913 the Fed controls the printing of America’s money. They print the money, then they loan it to the government, then they charge the government interest, and then the government taxes you to pay for it.
“We have, in this country, one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever known. I refer to the Federal Reserve Board. This evil institution has impoverished the people of the United States and has practically bankrupted our government. It has done this through the corrupt practices of the moneyed vultures who control it.”
— Congressman Louis T. McFadden, 1932
Let’s look a bit closer at this hideous and dastardly system, and then we will reveal the ugly and selfish men behind it.space
How Inflation Is The Bank’s Weapon
Long ago, people bartered. They traded things they had for things they wanted. But bartering created problems. Since everyone agreed that gold is valuable, the idea came about for everybody to trade gold for things they need.
The price was set for gold and now it was very easy to conduct commerce because people could trade gold for all the things they needed. As people accumulated more wealth they needed a “vault” or a “bank” with armed guards to protect the gold. A small fee was charged for protecting the gold and that’s how the first banks appeared and made money.
It sounds simple, and it was. So, if you had 100 gold bars, you went to the bank and they gave you an I.O.U. on paper for 100 gold bars. Instead of carrying around heavy gold, everyone started trading their I.O.U.s with each other, because everybody knew the I.O.U. was as good as gold. Anytime you wanted you could go to the bank and give your I.O.U.s back in exchange for gold. This is how paper money came about; paper money is nothing but an I.O.U. It all made sense, and all was good. At least for a while.
Then greed set in. The banks realized that if they didn’t play by the rules they could trick the people and steal their money. How the banks did it…and still do it today…is simple. It’s called “inflation.” That’s when goods and services start to cost more, slowly over time. Here are some 1955 prices. Compare these to today’s prices:
Postage stamp: $.03
Sirloin chops: $ .69 lb.
Pot Roast: $.43 lb.Eggs, doz.: $.61
Coffee: $.93 lb.
Milk, ½ gal. $.43
Apple cider,½ gal.: $.49
Potatoes, 10 lb. bag: $.53
Potato Salad, pint: $.29
Gum Drops, 1½ lb. pkg: $.29
Of course, inflation is bad for the masses, because the I.O.U’s they hold in their hands are worth less and less with each passing year until they are worth nothing. While bad for the masses, inflation is good…no, great…for the banks! This is no accident; inflation is not a “natural” phenomenon, it is planned and orchestrated by the central bank, the Fed.
“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.”
— President James A. Garfield (1831-1881)
That’s not all. As we said, banks make more money by making more loans. So the Federal Reserve prints more I.O.U.s without any more gold backing it, loans them out for interest, makes a tremendous profit, and nobody is the wiser.
In short, evil thieving bankers discovered how to turn worthless paper into gold. Thus was invented the ultimate way to steal real money and enslave all the peoples and even all the nations on earth.
“History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and it’s issuance.”
—President James Madison (1751-1836)
Needless to say, this discovery of the bankers has been kept a closely guarded secret. It was never intended for you to see. The scientific name for it is “fractional reserved banking.” It has the ability to enslave people and destroy nations.
Above: Political cartoon depicting the enslavement of the masses by the Federal Reserve system.
Who are the men behind the Federal Reserve?space
The Rothschild Dynasty
One family in particular, the Rothschilds, are often associated with the Federal Reserve.
In 1773, a wealthy goldsmith named Mayer Amschel Bauer (1743-1812), who later changed his name to Rothschild which means “red shield,” concocted this “banking” scheme.
“The Rothschild family…known as The House of Rothschild, or more simply as the Rothschilds) is a European family of German Jewish origin that established European banking and finance houses from the late eighteenth century…It has been argued that during the 19th century, the family possessed by far the largest private fortune in the world, and by far the largest fortune in modern world history.”
As Bauer grew in power, he dispatched each of his five sons to a major city in Europe to establish a branch of the Rothschild banking firm.
Son #1 – Amschel – Remained in Frankfurt and propelled Germany to financial success under Bismarck.
Son #2 – Salomon – Went to Vienna, Austria and became a leader in the Austria-Hungary Empire.
Son #3 – Nathan Mayer – Went to England where he took control of the Bank of England.
Son #4 – Carl – Went to Naples where he became the most powerful man in Italy through his banking skills.
Son #5 – James Jacob – Went to Paris where he established the central bank. He was credited with dominating the financial destiny of the nation of France.
By 1850, the House of Rothschild represented more wealth than all the families of Europe combined.
Left: Guy de Rothschild on the cover of Time Magazine, 1963. Right: The Rothschild clan, not a smile among them.
The one example most often cited by scholars—and history books—as evidence of the dishonesty of the Rothschild family is the Battle of Waterloo and the subsequent purchase of the nation of England for pennies on the dollar. Here’s how it unfolded…space
The Rothschild Theft of England
The Battle of Waterloo was fought on Sunday June 18, 1815. There were vast fortunes to be made—and lost—on the outcome of the Battle of Waterloo. The Stock Exchange in London was at fever pitch as traders awaited news of the outcome. If Napoleon lost, England would hold the balance of power in Europe. If England lost, France would be undisputed master of all she surveyed on the European front.
Nathan Rothschild, who watched the battle unfold, knew that with this information he could make a fortune. He later paid a sailor a big fee to take him across the English Channel in bad weather. When Nathan arrived in London, before anyone else, he began selling securities and bonds as if in a panic, knowing he was being watched closely. In this way he deceived the other investors into believing that Napoleon won the war, so they began to sell their securities too. What they were unaware of is that Rothschild’s agents were buying all the securities that were being sold in panic. In one day, the Rothschilds literally bought control of England for a small fraction of its true worth.
“…the wealth of the Rothschilds consists of the bankruptcy of nations.”
—Frederick Morton, The Rothschilds
Later, Nathan Rothschild would be quoted as saying:
“I care not what puppet is placed on the throne of England to rule the Empire. The man who controls Britain’s money supply controls the British Empire and I control the British money supply.”
Of course, what we don’t read about in our history books is the way in which not just England but America too has been manipulated, and is being manipulated, by these international bankers.space
The Rothschild Takeover of America
Indeed they tried to gain domination over the U.S. many times, but they failed because Jefferson and the patriots pledged to stop them and their evil plan whatever the cost may be.
“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Already they have raised up a monied aristocracy that has set the government at defiance. The issuing power (of money) should be taken away from the banks and restored to the people to whom it properly belongs.”
—President Thomas Jefferson
The first attempt at creating a central bank in America only lasted 20 years and was shut down. But the bankers tried again against President Andrew Jackson, who was up for the challenge.
“You are a den of vipers and thieves. I intend to route you out and by the eternal God I will route you out.”
– President Andrew Jackson
After surviving an assassination attempt, Jackson finally defeated the bank in 1836. When asked on his deathbed what was the greatest accomplishment in his life, Old Hickory replied:
“I killed the bank.”
—President Andrew Jackson (in reference to defeating the Rothschild-backed national bank that attempted to assert control over the U.S. economy)
Those were his last words.
Above: Cartoon depicting Jackson “killing” the Central Bank, 1833.
With real money backed by real gold, America experienced the greatest boom in any nation’s history. Things were great and the American people flourished.
But the bankers, greedy for more power and wealth, were planning to once and for all take control of the finances of the United States. And here’s how they finally succeeded… space
Birth of the Federal Reserve
As the story goes, in 1910, a secret meeting was held on the J.P. Morgan estate on Jekyll Island off the coast of Georgia. It consisted of ten attendees, the richest men in America at the time.
The realization here came about that in order for the scheme to work the people must believe that the bank is owned and run by the U.S. government. Toward this end, they baptized their new bank “Federal”…as in the “Federal” reserve!
The group struck on December 23rd, 1913 when most of the U.S. congress had already gone home for the holidays. They presented their treasonous act to their newly elected accomplice in the White House, Woodrow Wilson, who had fortuitously already agreed to sign it before he was even elected.
The Fed now has the exclusive power to print America’s money. They loan this money to our banks and our government at interest, putting immediate debt on our own money, printing more and more so each dollar they print becomes worth less than the one before.
“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
And just as the Catholic Church had its muscle in the form of the Inquisition, so does the Federal Reserve; it’s called the IRS. The IRS is how our government must now pay back debts to the Fed. Your taxes do not go to your government. What’s more the IRS and the Fed’s inflation work together. They aren’t just taxing gain, they are taxing their inflation. It’s the greatest theft in human history.
“Let me issue and control a Nation’s money and I care not who makes its laws.”
—Amschel Bauer Mayer Rothschild
The higher they make the inflation, the more of your income they take. It’s thievery, deceit and slavery. You’re not paying taxes on any more, you are paying taxes on the same and now you have less!
“The banks—commercial banks and the Federal Reserve—create all the money of this nation, and its people pay interest on every dollar of that newly created money. Which means that private banks exercise unconstitutionally, immorally, and ridiculously the power to tax the people.”
— Congressman Jerry Voorhis (1901 – 1984)
So where are our country’s leaders who can stop this? Why hasn’t anyone in recent history risen to the challenge? Surely they could not have all been bought off? Surely there are some who, with love for the masses and a burning desire to free the people, tried to stop the international bankers, right?
John F. Kennedy Freedom Fighter
The answer is yes. The last president to stand up to them was President John F. Kennedy.
Above: John Kennedy died a martyr fighting for our freedom from the Federal Reserve.
Kennedy knew all about what was going on, and he even warned the American people and the world public about it in a speech that he gave at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on April 27, 1961, before the American Newspaper Publishers Association, in which he sought the media’s help in fighting what he called this “conspiracy”:
“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.
…And so it is to the printing press—to the recorder of man’s deeds, the keeper of his conscience, the courier of his news—that we look for strength and assistance, confident that with your help man will be what he was born to be: free and independent.”
—John F. Kennedy
This is the last president to stand up to the Fed. On June 4, 1963, President Kennedy signed Executive Order 11110. This executive order empowered the U.S. Treasury to issue real money without the Fed. It would have broken the chains of enslavement and freed the American public. Kennedy’s plan to dismantle the Federal Reserve system was underway. Six months later, John F. Kennedy went to Dallas and was brutally executed live before a world audience—a warning for anyone else who might come along and challenge the bankers.
Above: Famous frame from the Zapruder film showing John Kennedy being struck in the throat by the initial shot. Jacqueline Kennedy would later write: “And I kept saying, Jack, Jack, Jack, and someone was yelling “he’s dead, he’s dead.” All the ride to the hospital I kept bending over him, saying “Jack, Jack, can you hear me, I love you, Jack.”
The new president, Lyndon Johnson, threw out Kennedy’s order. And since JFK, no president has dared confront the secret powers behind the Federal Reserve.
The Federal Reserve is a privately-owned banking cartel that has been given a perpetual monopoly over our monetary system by the U.S. Congress. This privately-owned central bank has been destroying the value of the U.S. dollar for decades, it has run our economy into the ground and it has driven the U.S. government to the brink of bankruptcy. The Federal Reserve operates in great secrecy, it has never been subjected to a comprehensive audit and it is not accountable to the American people. Yet the decisions that the Federal Reserve makes have a dramatic impact on the lives of every single American citizen.
We’re used to happy endings, but this story doesn’t have one. Hundreds of millions of Americans live in fear and poverty for the benefit of a few wealthy bankers. So long as we remain a passive, non-organized, class of employees too embroiled in our day to day exploited existence to organize and fight for our liberation, the nightmare will continue. Will the people unite to regain our freedom?
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