Introduction to the Financial Elite
Before covering the specific groups which are likely responsible for creating the Hidden Evil, it's necessary to explain that the United States and other NATO countries are not run by their respective leaders. The power structure does not operate in the manner taught in public schools. The evidence I'll be presenting suggests that these nations are run by an elite cabal of wealthy individuals who prefer to operate from behind the scenes. This group has been called the Establishment, the Secret Brotherhood, the Alliance, the Invisible Government, the Shadow Government, a legal mafia, the New World Order, the Illuminati, the Insiders, the Military-industrial Complex, etc.(*)
In an article entitled, Elite Clique Holds Power in the U.S., which appeared in the Indianapolis News on December 23, 1961, Edith Kermit Roosevelt wrote, "The word 'Establishment' is a general term for the power elite in international finance, business, the professions and government, largely from the northeast, who wield most of the power regardless of who is in the White House. Most people are unaware of the existence of this 'legitimate Mafia.'" She described, "The power of the Establishment makes itself felt from the professor who seeks a foundation grant, to the candidate for a cabinet post or State Department job. It affects the nation's policies in almost every area."
Most people can sense that something is wrong, but can't quite put their finger on what it is. Despite changes in administration every four years, the planet continues to fall apart. Professor Sutton stated in his book, Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler, "Wars are started (and stopped) with no shred of coherent explanation. Political words have never matched political deeds." The reason, he asserted, is "because the center of political power has been elsewhere than with elected and presumably responsive representatives in Washington, and this power elite has its own objectives, which are inconsistent with those of the public at large."
On March 26, 1922, the Mayor of New York City, John F. Hylan said, "The real menace of our republic is the invisible government which, like a giant octopus, sprawls its slimly length over our city, state and nation. At the head is a small group of banking houses generally referred to as 'international bankers.' This little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually run our government for their own selfish ends."
Congressman Lawrence P. McDonald wrote in November of 1975, "Money alone is not enough to quench the thirst and lusts of the super-rich. Instead, many of them use their vast wealth, and the influence such riches give them, to achieve even more power. Power of a magnitude never dreamed of by the tyrants and despots of earlier ages. Power on a worldwide scale. Power over people, not just products." In his book Dark Majesty, Professor Texe Marrs added, "The men at the top of the empire are billionaires many times over. Yet they still want more money."
Author James Perloff describes the typical path of one of these individuals, in his book, The Shadows of Power. He writes that it "begins in private schools, the most famous being Groton. From these they have typically proceeded to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, or Columbia, there entering exclusive fraternities, such as Yale's secretive Skull and Bones. ... From academia they have customarily progressed to Wall Street, perhaps joining an international investment bank, such as Chase Manhattan, or a prominent law firm or brokerage house."
He continues, "Some of the politically inclined have signed on with the establishment think tanks like the Brookings Institution and the Rand Corporation," and "a few have found themselves on the boards of vast foundations." From there, states Perloff, they ascend into "high positions in the federal government," which requires membership in a "New York-based group called the Council on Foreign Relations."
Professor Marrs declared, "Five major groups-Banking and Money, Political, Intelligence, Religious, and Educational-are under the immediate direction and control of this small band of men." Everybody has heard of the "they" who seem to be in control of things. "Whatever we call this self-perpetuating elitist group," explained Professor Sutton, "it is apparently fundamentally significant in the determination of world affairs, at a level far behind and above that of the elected politicians."
Before we explore who they are, I should point out that throughout this book you'll notice a steady pattern of the following:
- They disguise themselves and their intentions by creating groups which profess only the most innocent objectives. In this manner, they masquerade as humanitarians.
- They frequently resort to lying and deceiving to accomplish their objectives.
- They often use the National Security Act to justify their destructive deeds and to provide cover when they get caught.
So who are "they?" Apparently, Wall Street, multinational corporations, international banks and wealthy people have formed elite groups to serve as vehicles for their interests. These include Think Tanks such as the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, the Bilderbergers and others, which are interlocked with the Tax-exempt Foundations and the Federal Reserve. According to Professor Sutton, Think Tanks, the Federal Reserve, the Executive Branch of the White House, Law, Education, and Media are all interlocked at the top, and controlled by an elite cabal.
"We should realize that many of these groups are closely allied together," agreed Professor Marrs. "In some cases," he said, "the same man may simultaneously serve as either president or on the board of directors of a banking and money institution, a political group, an intelligence organization, a religious denomination or organization, and a foundation or educational group." Perloff acknowledged this interlock too, when he stated that their members serve "on the boards of vast foundations," such as "Rockefeller, Ford, and Carnegie."
Rene Wormser, General Council to the Reece Committee which investigated Tax-exempt Foundations, provides us with an example of interlocking directorates. In his book, Foundations: Their Power And Influence, he sites a report from a congressional investigation by the Reece Committee, concerning the Rand Corporation. He states, "This is a corporation in the nature of a foundation, which plays a very important part in government research. It would warrant special attention in connection with any study of the extent to which foundation interlocks have influenced government."
"Among the trustees and officers of The Rand Corporation," continues Wormser, "were found [by the Reece Committee] the following who had material connections with other foundations: Charles Dollard (trustee), Carnegie Corporation; L.A. Dudbridge (trustee), Carnegie Endowment National Science Foundation; H. Rowan Gaither, Jr. (trustee) Ford Foundation; Philip E. Mosely (trustee), Ford Foundation ... Frederick F. Stephan (trustee), Rockefeller Foundation ... Hans Speier (officer) (Ford) Behavioral Science Division..."
These Think Tanks hold regular meetings, which are not open to the public. According to a book entitled, Who's Who of the Elite, by Robert Gaylon Ross, topics of conversation include wars. He explained, "[they] decide when wars should start, how long they should last, when they should end, who will and will not participate, the changes in boundaries of countries resulting from the outcome of these wars, who will lend the money to support the war efforts, and who will lend the money to rebuild the countries after they have been destroyed by war."
"They own the central banks," continued Ross, "such as the Federal Reserve System in the US, and similar organizations in all major countries throughout the world, and therefore are in a position to determine discount rates, prime rates ... [&] what countries should receive loans (guaranteed by the taxpayers of the respective countries). ... They decide who will be allowed to run for the offices of President, Prime Minister, Chancellor, Governor General, or other names applied to the leaders of all major countries around the world." In addition, they, "directly or indirectly own all the major news media, and can therefore tell the public exactly what they want them to hear, and deny the public information they do not want them to see, hear, or read."
If the general population knew that a handful of unelected people were running their government they would probably be outraged. This "legitimate mafia" prefers to remain behind the scenes, apparently so people will still believe they live in a constitutional republic. But their existence is not completely hidden. By incident, or accident, people such as targeted individuals, corporate/government whistleblowers and others, have directly experienced how government really works and who controls it. Their experience on the front lines have given them insights into approaching situations that the general population is not yet aware of.
"Secret elitist groups always censor, or try to censor, news about their covert activities," declared Antony Sutton and Patrick Wood in their book, Trilaterals Over Washington. "Censorship stems from the overall need for secrecy, to conceal from the world at large. As long as Trilaterals (and Bilderbergers and other elite groups) skulk around the world convening closed meetings in secluded corners with security guards to keep out the press then we may conclude that Trilaterals, Bilderbergers, and the rest have something to hide."
Most members of these elite organizations are not aware of their true objectives. According to these researchers, there is an inner-core of members that are. "These members are aware of only about 50%, or less of the goals, and objectives of the Global Union movement," proclaimed Ross. "A large number of these people are members for ego, and social reasons only," and would probably resign if they were to "find out what the Global Union is 'really' up to."
These elite organizations have been called Think Tanks or modern secret societies.(**) Some receive their funding from Tax-exempt Foundations. "The existence of groups like the Trilateral Commission, Council on Foreign Relations, and the Bilderbergers is well documented," stated Jim Marrs in his underground bestseller, Rule by Secrecy. "The only question is the extent of their control and manipulation of major world events."
"Likewise," said Marrs, "there is no question that members of these societies exert inordinate control over many of the largest corporations and banks in the world. These corporations, in turn, control essential minerals, energy, transportation, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, telecommunications, and entertainment-in other words, the basics of modern life."
When these policies are set at the top by the controlling elite who have been known to promote a one-world socialist order, then it's understandable how destructive policies, which appear to be positive, can be filtered down to local and state governments. Marrs explained, "If the top leadership of government and business is controlled ... then the activities of subservient agencies and divisions must be of little consequence. Government bureaucrats--honest and well-intentioned workers for the most part--simply follow orders and policies set by superiors."
Former FBI Agent Dan Smoot acknowledged this covert power structure in his book, The Invisible Government, when he wrote, "Somewhere at the top of the pyramid in the invisible government are a few sinister people who know exactly what they are doing..." The invisible government that Smoot refers to has established identifiable groups, which it uses as vehicles to carry out its policies. In his bestselling book, None Dare Call It Conspiracy, Author Gary Allen, declared that they have "established some very special and highly influential organizations, many of which have clandestine aims and goals." He lists some of these groups as, "the Bilderbergers, the Club of Rome, the Aspen Institute, the Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations, [and] the Bohemian Grove."
Local, state, and federal law enforcement are reportedly controlled by these Think Tanks. "The Elite control our courts, the Pentagon, the U.N., NATO, N.S.A., C.I.A., F.B.I., B.A.T.F., our Senate and House of Representatives," charged Ross, "and directly or indirectly control all local law enforcement agencies."
Author Marrs agreed that government agencies under control of these elite groups include, "not only the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)," he said "but the National Security Council (NSC), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), National Security Agency (NSA), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and many others." He added, "These agencies are themselves secretive, citing reasons of national security, [&] executive privilege."
"The Rockefellers, Rothschilds, and a few others--numbering less than a dozen leaders of international finance are the real power behind the visible thrones of world government," observed Professor Marrs. "No major policy is formulated without their input; no major plan of action is implemented without their specific 'go' signal."
One of my goals is to show you who "they" are, what they've done, how they've covered it up, and what their plans are. Throughout the rest of this book, myself & other authors will periodically refer to these interlocking Think Tanks using the abbreviations, BB for Bilderberg, TC for Trilateral Commission, and CFR for Council on Foreign Relations. Now I'll explain these elite groups in more detail. Let's meet your unelected rulers.
* From the information I've come across, the term New World Order has been used to describe three things: a political movement, a group of individuals bringing about the movement, and joint reference to both the movement and the group fostering it. My understanding is that the term refers to the movement.
** Some literature describes these organizations as think tanks or modern secret societies, and others describe them as foundations. Carnegie Endowment is listed as a foundation in Foundations: Their Power and Influence by Wormser, but also listed as a think tank in Who's Who of the Elite by Ross, and Trilaterals Over Washington by Sutton and Wood. Author Marrs describes the CFR, TC and Bilderbergers as modern secret societie
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