American Empire, Oil, and War
"I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business , for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominical Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents." - he was most decorated Marine in U.S. history Major General Smedley Darlington Butler, War is a Racket
“Naturally the common people don’t want war, but after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship, all you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.” Herman Goering during the Nuremberg Trials
Beyond American Empire, Oil, and War
The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes. - Benjamin Desraeli, 1844Let me control a peoples currency and I care not who makes their laws... - Meyer Nathaniel Rothchild in a speech to a gathering of world bankers February 12, 1912. The following year, the newly incorporated Federal Reserve was headed by Mr. Rothchild.
Woodrow Wilson signed the 1913 Federal Reserve Act. A few years later he wrote: I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world no longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men. - Woodrow Wilson
The real rulers of Washington are Invisible and exercise power from behind the scenes. - Justice Felix Frankfurter
Fifty men have run America, and that’s a high figure. - Joseph Kennedy
The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the Government of the U.S. since the days of Andrew Jackson. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
By the time you become the leader of a country, someone else makes all the decisions. You may find you can get away with Virtual Presidents, Virtual Prime Ministers, and Virtual Everything. - Bill ClintonThe powers of financial capitalism had another far reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements, arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences. The apex of the system was the Bank for International Settlements in Basle, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the worlds' central banks which were themselves private corporations. The growth of financial capitalism made possible a centralization of world economic control and use of this power for the direct benefit of financiers and the indirect injury of all other economic groups. - Tragedy and Hope: A History of The World in Our Time (Macmillan Company, 1966), Professor Carroll Quigley of Georgetown University, highly esteemed by his former student, William Jefferson Blythe Clinton.
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is the American branch of a society which originated in England ... and ... believes national boundaries should be eliminated and one-world rule established. - Tragedy and Hope, Carroll Quigley
We are grateful to the Washington Post, the NY Times, Time Magazine, and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings, and respected their promises of discretion for almost 40 years. It would have been impossible for us to develop OUR PLAN for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a World Government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual ELITE and World Bankers is surely preferable to the national auto - determination practiced in past centuries. - David Rockefeller CFR Kingpin & Founder of the Trilateral Commission, June 1991
For more than a century, ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure - one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it. - David Rockefeller, Memoirs , 2002
David Rockefeller is the most conspicuous representative today of the ruling class, a multinational fraternity of men who shape the world economy and manage the flow of its capital. Rockefeller was born to it, and he has made the most of it. But what some critics see as a vast international conspiracy, he considers a circumstance of life and just another day’s work … In the world of David Rockefeller it is hard to tell where business ends and politics begins. - Bill Moyers