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Undercover Report: Banksters Target Conservative/Libertarian College

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On May 24-25, 2010, an activist friend and myself, through a rare confluence of events, were invited to attend undercover an exclusive fundraiser at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Seattle for the traditional conservative/libertarian liberal arts-oriented Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan, 90 miles west of Detroit.

Hillsdale has consistently been ranked one of the best small liberal-arts colleges in the US, noted for its focus on classical studies, belief in reason and freedom of the mind, affordability and its refusal to take any government monies since its founding in the mid-nineteenth century, when it -- like its sister school in neighboring Ohio on the other, liberal end of the political spectrum, Oberlin College-- championed the abolition of slavery and other cutting-edge movements for freedom during that earlier time.

Through its fund-raising appeals for tax-sheltered individual loans to be profitably invested rather than outright gifts to the school, Hillsdale has acquired a disproportionately sized endowment of $500 million -- half a billion dollars! -- a figure comparable to some of the much larger public universities in America and throughout the world.

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Hillsdale so very proud of its traditionally conservative/libertarian celebration of American freedom and patriotism, we were perplexed at its choice of keynote speakers during the opening session on Monday evening and the closing session on Tuesday afternoon: former key George W. Bush presidential advisor, Karl "Bush's Brain" Rove, responsible for some of the most reprehensible actions perpetrated by that reprehensible administration; and former Senator/corporate economist/academic Phil Gramm of Texas, who, along with Clinton-era Treasury Secretary/Former Harvard University President Lawrence Summers, was responsible for repealing the financially protective Glass-Steagall Act in the mid-1990s, thus paving the road to our nation's present financial ruin.

We were also perplexed about what possible interest these big-time New World Order operatives could have in this small midwestern college. Rove was the after-dinner speaker on Monday evening. One's intuitive impression was that Rove was folksily concealing his mendacity behind patriotic platitudes, polarizing summaries of staged Demopublican political conflict and red herring issues, as well as the monotonous recitation of statistics from political polls, demonstrating the reverse parallel of the statement, "Figures lie."

No light emanated from this man, other than that which glinted from his high-domed, bald pate and glasses; he seemed quite at home living in his own very black shadow, which seemed subtly to fill the room without being perceived by most of those in attendance.


Many of those at the banquet -- many Hillsdale alumni-- seemed to idolize Rove, crowding around him to get their pictures taken with him at the end of the evening. The couple next to us with whom we had conversed at dinner seemed quite offended when we, as well as our hostess, pointedly remained seated and silent during the general standing ovation at the end of Rove's pedestrian panegyric. This response caused us to question the success of Hillsdale's mission to instill rational thought and discernment in its patriotic graduates.

Former Sen. Phil Gramm was not as smooth as Rove in his mendacity. Gramm concluded the event, following the college's president, Dr. Larry Arnn, and supposed top Wall Street prophet Brian Westbury, whose function seemed to be to paste happy buttons on what seemed to us a very dark economic hair shirt.

Gramm's body and spoken language betrayed conflict within himself, indicating that there might be some shred of much-suppressed decency still present in one who had long ago gone over to the dark side and could now never come back alive. He sighed and wrung his hands throughout his remarks, while bending over slightly at the waist, giving the impression of a repentent Uriah Heap.

With four of his remarks, Gramm perhaps deliberately divulged to any who had ears to hear the real reason that he and Rove had bothered to give their attention and presence to Hillsdale's fund-raising event:

1) Gramm revealed that the day before, he had been in the "City of London," discussing derivatives trading. The City of London is an independent city state located in the center of London, England, and the seat of the Rothschild's global banking empire;

2) He also revealed that he had been doing so as an agent of the United Bank of Switzerland (UBS), the largest of the Rothschild-affiliated banks in Europe, now being investigated by several US and other nations' government agencies for money laundering and financial fraud;

3) He mentioned that he, as a credentialed economist, was now acting as a financial consultant for Hillsdale College concerning institutional investments of its individual funders' loans;

4) Gramm also mentioned Hillsdale's unusually large investment pool of half a billion dollars as being well-suited for large institutional investments -- possibly including the derivatives trading that he had been discussing in the City of London the day before.

Sitting in the audience, I had the ears to hear, even though in this I may have been alone. The two reasons that such high-level New World Order operatives would be interested in little but lucrative Hillsdale College would be:

1) Its half-billion dollar tax-sheltered, loan-derived endowment could be invested in derivatives and other unstable, exotic financial instruments, yielding them and their bankster compatriots swift profits and the school a swift fiscal and physical demise;

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