Esoteric Science and Philosophy

Esoteric Science and Philosophy

SECRET SOCIETIES AND THE OCCULT WAR

 

We must remember that things are not always what they seem to be in the physical world; white is sometimes black pretending to be white and the other way around. Do not believe things just because it is written; it is just somebody else’s opinion. Sometimes he knows more than the average person but sometimes even he can be deceived or he may be bias. In my difficult quest to find out who is Good or Evil amongst our Leaders and the Policy-makers of today, I came across the following article by DR. K R Bolton that ties in nicely with the trend of thought that I intend to bring out and explore through this website:

For those who believe there is an ‘occult’ or ‘spiritual war’ taking place between forces of ‘light’ and ‘darkness’, or ‘good’ and ‘evil’, and that this ‘war’ manifests on the material and mortal planes politically, culturally, and economically, it is often surprisingly difficult to discern the affiliations in this ‘battle’, with the multitude of occult Orders, Schools and personalities. These often use similar or even identical terminologies and symbols, and draw on the same traditions and origins. In such a situation well-meaning people are easily duped into supporting long-range aims of which they do not understand.

 

Occult War: Adepts ‘Black & ‘White”

The definition of ‘Good and evil’, or ‘light and darkness’, metaphysically can – from an esoteric perspective – be regarded as a dichotomy [clash] between those who seek a higher spiritual path for mankind, and those who seek to enchain man to matter. This dichotomy is well portrayed in the standard depictions of ‘The Devil’ trump in the Tarot Major Arcana. Paul Foster Case, founder of the Builders of the Adytum, gave a particularly apt explanation:

In its most general meanings, it signifies Mammon and thus big business, the conventions of society, the injustice and cruelty of a social order in which money takes the place of God, in which humanity is bestialised, in which war is engineered by greed masquerading as patriotism, in which fear is dominant. Students of astrology will have no difficulty in seeing how this corresponds to Capricorn, the sign of big business, and the sign of world fame.

One sees in this Trump a male and female human each starting to take on the appearance of wild beasts – with horns and tails, with the Devil enthroned. As Case states, it is symbolic of the reign of Mammon, which is ushered in by materialistic doctrines such as Capitalism and Marxism, keeping humanity focused on lower pursuits in the guise of ‘progress’ and ‘freedom’.

Occultists such as Rene Guenon, Aleister Crowley and Julius Evola have sought to identify contending Schools as ‘white’ and ‘Black’ Brotherhoods, or as ‘Right’ and ‘Left’ hand Paths.

Given the confusion that exist – because individuals and occult currents that are diametrically opposed often claim to represent the same traditions – the biblical injunction ‘by their fruits ye shall know them’ is the best formula for identifying motives, although this also is often oobscure. For example, the notorious English occultist Aleister Crowley, whose ‘evil’ antics plays up to the tabloid press, could easily be regarded as a ‘Black Adept’. Although Crowley claimed to work in the tradition of, among others, and for unclean reasons, the 18th century Black Adept Adam Weishaupt and his crypto-Masonic Illuminati, Crowley sought to exposed the spiritual war that was taking place between the ‘White’ and ‘Black’ Adepts, while his doctrine of Thelema is antithetical to the doctrine of the Illuminati. Also, while having been a Freemason, as was Eliphas Levi, Rene Guenon condemned the Black Adepts who had subverted and redirected Masonry.

 

Steiner and The Ahrimanic Deception

Rudolf Steiner (1861 – 1925), founder of Anthroposophy, whose influence has gone far beyond ‘occult’ circles for his prominence in alternative education, architecture, and organic agriculture, was one of those seminal personalities who believed in the existence of such an ‘occult war’. Again, as with Crowley, difficulties are encounted due to Steiner’s own affiliations with Freemasonry. However, like Guenon, Evola and Crowley, forthrightly sought to expose a Dark current at work within the secret societies, and in particular within Freemasonry, whose influence was being directed in the world politically.

In a 1919 lecture in Zurich entitled ‘The Ahrimanic Deception’, Steiner stated that, “a great part of mankind today is already under the control, from one side or another, of Ahrimanic forces of a cosmic nature which are growing stronger and stronger.” Steiner had an unusual perception of [another influence] what he called the “Luciferic Impulse,” which he stated manifested on Earth in 3000 BCE. The Luciferic Impulse prepared the way for the “Christ Impulse” in Steiner’s cosmology. Both ‘Impulses’ began to fade and mankind has therefore become increasingly materialistic. Steiner stated this Ahimanic Deception emanates from an actual being:

The Ahrimanic impulse proceedsfrom a supersensible Being different from the Being of Christ or of  [Light] Lucifer……The influence of this Being becomes especially powerful in the Fifth Post-Atlantean Epoch. If we look at the confused conditions of recent years we shall find that men have been brought to such chaotic conditions mainly through the Ahrimanic Powers. [Evil]

While the Luciferic Impulse pushes humanity into what Nietzsche might have called the Dionysian passion that gives birth to arts and brings humanity outside of himself, albeit, according to Steiner, with a “false spirituality,” [Religion is only necessary or needed on a small part of our unfoldment to keep us on the right path. EDGEBA] “Ahriman is the power that makes man dry, prosaic, philistine – that ossifies him and brings him to the superstition of materialism.” [Against evolution. EDGEBA] Ahriman would seem to equate with the Christian perception of the Antichrist. The Christ Impulse balances the two poles, in what in some respects seems akin to a Hegelian dialectic. And the true nature and being of man is essentially the effort to hold the balance between the powers of Lucifer and Ahriman; [Light and darkness] the Christ Impulse helps present humanity to establish this equilibrium…..the Ahrimanic influence has been at work since the middle of the fifteenth century and will increase in strength until an actual incarnation of Ahriman takes place among Western humanity. 

 

Preparing the Way for Ahriman

The relevance of this concept of the Ahrimanic Deception in regard to an ‘Occult war’ for world rule, is that:

Now it is characteristic of such things that they are prepared long in advance. Ahrimanic powers prepare the evolution of mankind in such a way that it can fall a pray to Ahriman when he appears in human form within Western civilisation…..Ahriman will appear in human form and the only question is, how he will find humanity prepared. Will his preparations have secured for him as followers the whole of mankind that today calls itself civilised, or will he find a humanity that can offer resistance.

The way in which humanity looks at the cosmos under the Ahimanic Deception is not with the spiritual awe and sense of place of those of past Civilisations, including, we could add, those of Gothic man in Western Civilisation’s cycle of youth, as the philosopher-historian Oswald Spengler pointed out, but as merely part of a mechanical and mathematical process. Steiner said of this:

Today man gazes from his earth up to the star-world and to him it is filled with fixed stars, suns, planets, comets and so on. But with what means does he examine all that looks down to him out of cosmic space? He examines it with mathematics, with the science of mechanics. What lies around

Earth is robbed of spirit, robbed of soul, even of life. It is a great mechanism, in fact, only to be grasped by the aid of mathematical, mechanistic laws….

We might state of this Ahrimanic Deception that it motivates Rationalism and materialism, the dominant ideologies of the Late West. Steiner warned that the Ahrimanic Deception aims to imbue Man with “scientific superstition,” and “external illusion,” that while necessary [it was far 

Om Steiner’s intent to repudiate the sciences] has made what we can identify as Rationalism and Materialism into a dogma.

The second method of the Ahrimanic Deception is to split society into contending factions. Steiner aptly identified Marxism, as a product of Scientism, as a primary method of the Ahrimanic Deception.

Since the times of the Reformation and the Renaissance the economist has emerged as the new priest into the increasingly materialistic world, while Steiner also pointed out that Christian religion had   also become desacralised.

Since the time the economist has been in command, Rulers are in fact merely the handymen, the understrappers of the economists. One must not imagine that the rulers of modern times are anything but the understrappers of the economists.

Steiner next alludes to a very important matter, the power that the bankers have assumed.

In the nineteenth century the ‘economical’ man is replaced for the first time by the man thinking in terms of banking, and in the nineteenth century there is created for the first time the organisation of finance which swamps every other relationship. One must only be able to look into these things and follow them up empirically and practically.

This statement provides the key to the history of the ‘modern world’ for the past several hundred years, and the human agency pushing for a world state – a ‘New World Order’ enchained to the dead weight of matter. The power of the international banking cabals prepares the way for an Ahrimanic World Order by reorienting the spirit of Man.

If men do not realise that the rights-state and the organism of the Spirit must be set against the economic order called up through the economists and the banks, then again, through this lack of awareness, Ahriman will find an important instrument for preparing his incarnation.

 

Role of Secret Societies

The ‘Ahrimanic Deception’ equates with what Guenon and Evola referred to as the ‘Counter-Tradition’. The secret societies it uses behind the façade of the Perennial Traditions are the ‘Anti-Tradition’. Steiner lectured on the role of these secret societies in the occult war.

While referring to both the “humanitarian work” and the spiritual evolution that is supposedly at the foundation of freemasonry, Steiner, like Levi, Crowley, Evola and Guenon, also spoke of the manner the ‘Ahrimanic Deception’ operates through Freemasonry. Steiner even went further than anti-Masonic ‘conspiracy theorists’ such as Nesta H Webster and the eminent Scottish scholar. Prof. John Robison, himself a Grand Lodge Freemason, both of whom accepted English Masonry’s innocence of intrigue. Steiner, however, made a particular point of discussing the origins of Continental Masonry in the English Lodges. Despite its repudiation of ‘irregular’ Grand Orient Masonry that predominates on Continental Europe and Latin America, English Grand Lodge Masonry, stated Steiner, was also involved in a struggle for world power. He said the British Government was subverted by the secret societies, and that in particular foreign affairs was taken over by “an inner committee.” Steiner, in tracing the origins of the Grand Orient Masonry to the Grand Lodge, wrote that:

But everywhere in a different way, in many places outside the actual British realm, Freemasonry pursues exclusively or mainly political interests. Such political interests in the most palpable sence are pursued by the ‘Grand-Orient de France’, but also by other ‘Grand Orients’. One might now say: what has that to do with the English?.... But view this in conjunction with the fact that the first High-degree Lodge in Paris was founded from England, not France! Not French people but Britons founded it; they only wove the French into their Lodge…..

After listing the Lodges that were founded under the impetus of the English Grand Lodge, from Spain to Russia, Steiner adds that, “these Lodges were founded as the external instruments for certain occult-political impulses.” These impulses included the Fury of the Jacobins,” [who launched a Reign of Terror over France in the name of ‘Liberty, Equality, Fraternity’]; weishaupt’s Illuminati and the Italian Carbonari. Although Steiner admits these began without “evil” intent, [The movements have been taken over by the dark forces for their own agenda, as we see today happening in our so called popular revolutions in the Middle East, Egypt for one…EDGEBA] they “continued their underground work in many different forms,” after being driven underground. Steiner alludes to the hypocrisy of Grand Lodge Masonry in being able to say:

‘Look at our Lodges, they are very respectable – and we are not concerned with the others’. But if one can see through the historical connection and the driving forces in an interplay of mutual opposition to one another, then it is indeed high British politics that is concealed behind it.

Of the “occult-plitical societies, Steiner observed they serve a materialistic aim behind the façade of spirituality. These ‘various Orders’ are ‘not spiritual, because of their purposes and goals.’ They are the secret societies that in the name of ‘democracy’ and a ‘Universal republic’ [as did the Jacobins and the Illuminati]. [I can just add here that there is another movement by the forces of Light, the real Illuminati, that is also working for a new world, but totally different to the one that the dark forces are planning to put in its place….thus the secrecy on the side of the forces of light…with whom Rudolf Steiner was in contact with and for whom he worked. EDGEBA.] Steiner warned:

If one wants as a person of modern times to see clearly in order to meet the world openly and understand it, then one should not let oneself be blinded by democratic logic, which is justified only in its own sphere, or by phrases concerning democratic progress etc. One would have also to point to the interposing of something that reveals itself in the attempt to give rulership to the few through the means available within the Lodges – namely, ritual and its suggestive effect.

While genuine mystical lodges existed and still do – even Guenon sought initiation in them, as did Steiner – both pointed out that one must be cognisant of those Orders with mystical trappings and claims to ancient pedigree as a mask for other motives, as they are “often nebulous, maybe even fraudulent”…. ‘For power is of special importance for these secret societies, not insight. [End of DR. K R Bolton’s article]

As I said: “I find it very difficult to find out who on the world stage is working for the evolution of the human race and who is working against evolution and to enslave the human race.” Our western religions are so infiltrated by dark forces that not one of them can be trusted to lead us out of the darkness into the light. We have to look again for the Light from the East, the Eastern Religions. But, not the Eastern religions as taught to the Masses of people in the East, but to the Secret Doctrine that was kept pure and brought to the west through people like H. P. Blavatsky and Alice A. Bailey and as taught in the Theosophical Society and the Lucis Trust in the Arcane School. There are other societies that am not familiar with, and some I have studied with; some are secret, some are not. I found a complete philosophy in the teachings of H. P. Blavatsky and A. A. Bailey.

One reason why it is difficult to find out the good from the bad on the world stage is that the forces of light have to work in secret to hide their planes for the dark forces. Even the personalities on the world stage have to keep their agendas to themselves, and work in secret or in the dark, to prevent attacks from the dark side and their agents. They steer humanity according to the Will of God or the Plan. This Plan must forever remain out of the hands of the Dark Forces. We all know what happens to politicians that do not do the bidding of their ‘masters’. We know what Stalin did to them. We know what happened to JFK.

Another reason is that because the forces of Light are working to stimulate evolution, they are forced to drive humanity forward by creating a cause, in line with the Plan, that will have a certain effect that is not at all clear to the average person in the street. We are not qualified to judge their actions that go against our ideas of niceness or political-correctness. We do not know the Plan for the immediate future but it is their job to push us in the right direction; we all know that human beings left on their own would digress backwards into the stone age and even beyond, thus all this pushing and chaffing in our lives and on the international stage. Some might look cruel, but it is for our own best will.

This war of Light and Darkness, good vs. evil, jinn and yang, is for real and as old as time itself. We must accept to face it in our personal lives and fight it that way. If each of us triumphs over evil in his own life, humanity as a whole will be unbeatable. It starts with ourselves and the help we can give our brother to fight evil in his own life. Everything you do to help another person to better himself will help the forces of light to break through the darkness. Let your own light shine.

 

To what extend is the damage done by the Dark Forces on this planet today and who are they? I came across an update on this on the internet at: Prison Planet.com

The following article shows how a few super rich people are running this world for their own benefit; it also helps us to make some affiliations or distinctions between the good and evil forces on this planet during our time.

 

More on the ‘THE SPIRITUAL WAR’

 

In my quest to find out at least who or what the anti-Christ or the satanic forces are that are causing so much mayhem on this planet, I have found many fingers showing in the direction of the Jews. If we like it or not, this is something that concerns us all, and if you are on the path of spiritual development, it is unavoidable for you to face this matter at some stage of your life. It always seems to start and end with the Jews.

If you look at this problem purely from a Christian point of view with no esoteric knowledge you might say that the matter is actually simple and that the answer has been always right in front of our faces all the time. Christ came, or Jesus came and worked for the Christ. He was killed…. Who killed him?... The anti-Christ!....Simple, there’s the proof. What other reason would anybody have to kill a prophet or messenger from God?

The other point is, from a Christian point of view, why was Jesus born a Jew? Was he trying to make a statement to the rest of the world, like saying to us, look no further, here are the Satanist, the Anti-Christ or dark  force at work and watch them in the future? If they can do this to Me, what will they do to you? Because He knew what his fate was going to be, but if it exposed the dark forces it was not in vain. “Where the light shines the brightest, the shadows are the darkest.”

If there really is a spiritual war being waged on the planet between the good and evil forces than it makes a lot of sense why there are a few materialistic [satanic] people trying to do everything in their power to achieve world domination and control that will lead to the enslavement of the whole of humanity. This can be the real force and agenda of the evil force behind some Secret Societies and even churches….”the Synagogues of Satan”…as Jesus called them. The antichrist force wants to rule the world…..I think they already do….through the finance system. Follow the money and you will find the true Satanist in the world working for their Master. “Tell me who your friends are, and l’ll tell you who you are.”

From an Occult point of view, we all know that this is bigger than the Jews and that the Jews have an internal battle going on as well. Not all are involved. The Kabbalah-Jews are being controlled by the Talmud-Jews. The Kabbalah teaches spiritual knowledge and the Talmud teaches how to use that knowledge, not in a spiritual way, but in a materialistic and evil way for self-benefit against the rest of humanity. These people have no friends accept them and their clan.

I do not like to dwell on this matter because of the bad vibrations that come my way, but I came across the following video’s that is a ‘must see’ for every truth-seeker out there; this is not to be anti-Jewish from my side but to shed more light on the problem; I cannot know these things, and not share the knowledge:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9IPqiFKcqk

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTJKXRmJZ1U

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=wq2pGd9ViUM&NR=1

 

 

The following abstract from DK/AAB’s work, that will bring this to a close:

 

Spiritual life in the New Age.

One point I would like here to bring to your attention and that is that the two great groups of divine agents — the Great White Brotherhood and the Lodge of Materialistic Forces — are both of them seeking to divert these energies into channels which will further the ends for which they work and for which they were formed and exist.  Therefore, I would ask you to remember that behind all the outer events are these two directing agencies.  You have, as a consequence:

 

1. Two groups of advanced Minds, both equally illumined by the light of the intellect, and both of them formulating clearly their objectives, but differing in their direction and their emphasis.  One group, under the divine plan, works with the form aspect entirely, and in this group the light of love and of selflessness is absent.  The other group is working entirely with the soul or the consciousness aspect, and in this group the doctrine of the heart and the law of love control.

 

In this connection, the two groups are working in opposition, therefore, upon the mental plane.

 

2. The plans, which embody these two differing ideals and objectives, are carried down on to the astral plane, and thus into the world of desire.  The lines of demarcation remain ever entirely clear as far as the workers in these two groups are concerned, but are not so clear where ordinary human beings and the world disciples and initiates are concerned.  There is much chaos on the plane of desire, and the world Arjuna is today sitting in bewilderment between the two opposing forces or camps, recognising his relationship both to form and to [Page 108] soul and at the same time wondering where his duty lies.  His point in evolution determines his problem.

 

Thus the two groups are working in opposition upon the plane of desire.

 

3. The materialising of the plans of these two groups of illumined minds proceeds steadily under the differing laws of their being — the laws of form life and the laws of spiritual living.  In this initial stage and whilst the battle is being fought out in the realm of desire (for that is where the major conflict is being waged, and all that is happening upon the physical plane is only a reflection of an inner conflict) the forces of these two groups, working with the energies of the sixth and seventh rays, have brought about in the field of physical living, a state of complete cataclysm.  The economic situation and the religious hatreds are the two major instruments.  This is a subject upon which you would do well to ponder.

 

Consequently, you have two groups, two objectives, two great formulated ideals, two streams of active energy and two rays predominantly in conflict, thus producing the differing ideologies.  The result of this dualism is the external chaos, the differentiation of the two group ideals into the many human experiments, and the resultant ranging of the entire human family under many banners, which testify to the various viewpoints in the many fields of thought — political, religious, economic, social, educational and philosophical.  The result of all this conflict is, I would tell you, definitely good, and it demonstrates the steady achievement of the Great White Lodge.  The consciousness of humanity has been definitely expanded and the whole world of men at this time is thinking.  This is a totally new phenomenon [Page 109] and a fresh experience in the life of the human soul.  The first result of all the turmoil has been to shift the focus of human attention on to the mental plane and thereby nearer to the sources of light and love.

 

It is right here and in connection with this eventful change of focus that the world disciples can shoulder responsibility and proceed to active work.  When I here speak of disciples, I am using the term in connection with all who aspire to true humanity, to brotherhood, and to the living expression of the higher and spiritual values.  I am not using it altogether in the technical sense, which involves a recognised relation to the Hierarchy through the grades of probationary or accepted discipleship, though these are included in my thought.  I refer to all aspirants and to all who have any sense of true values and an urge to meet the world's need. [THE DESTINY OF THE NATIONS pp. 107/9]

This should make it all clear and register in our minds that THE SPIRITUAL WAR is real.

Economic Collapse by Michael Snyder

Jan 30, 2013

Does a shadowy group of obscenely wealthy elitists control the world? Do men and women with enormous amounts of money really run the world from behind the scenes? The answer might surprise you. Most of us tend to think of money as a convenient way to conduct transactions, but the truth is that it also represents power and control. And today we live in a neo-fuedalist system in which the super rich pull all the strings. When I am talking about the ultra-wealthy, I am not just talking about people that have a few million dollars. As you will see later in this article, the ultra-wealthy have enough money sitting in offshore banks to buy all of the goods and services produced in the United States during the course of an entire year and still be able to pay off the entire U.S. national debt. That is an amount of money so large that it is almost incomprehensible. Under this ne0-feudalist system, all the rest of us are debt slaves, including our own governments. Just look around – everyone is drowning in debt, and all of that debt is making the ultra-wealthy even wealthier. But the ultra-wealthy don’t just sit on all of that wealth. They use some of it to dominate the affairs of the nations. The ultra-wealthy own virtually every major bank and every major corporation on the planet. They use a vast network of secret societies, think tanks and charitable organizations to advance their agendas and to keep their members in line. They control how we view the world through their ownership of the media and their dominance over our education system. They fund the campaigns of most of our politicians and they exert a tremendous amount of influence over international organizations such as the United Nations, the IMF, the World Bank and the WTO. When you step back and take a look at the big picture, there is little doubt about who runs the world. It is just that most people don’t want to admit the truth.

The ultra-wealthy don’t run down and put their money in the local bank like you and I do. Instead, they tend to stash their assets in places where they won’t be taxed such as the Cayman Islands. According to a report that was released last summer, the global elite have up to 32 TRILLION dollars stashed in offshore banks around the globe.

U.S. GDP for 2011 was about 15 trillion dollars, and the U.S. national debt is sitting at about 16 trillion dollars, so you could add them both together and you still wouldn’t hit 32 trillion dollars.

And of course that does not even count the money that is stashed in other locations that the study did not account for, and it does not count all of the wealth that the global elite have in hard assets such as real estate, precious metals, art, yachts, etc.

The global elite have really hoarded an incredible amount of wealth in these troubled times. The following is from an article on the Huffington Post website…

Rich individuals and their families have as much as $32 trillion of hidden financial assets in offshore tax havens, representing up to $280 billion in lost income tax revenues, according to research published on Sunday.

The study estimating the extent of global private financial wealth held in offshore accounts – excluding non-financial assets such as real estate, gold, yachts and racehorses – puts the sum at between $21 and $32 trillion.

The research was carried out for pressure group Tax Justice Network, which campaigns against tax havens, by James Henry, former chief economist at consultants McKinsey & Co.

He used data from the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, United Nations and central banks.

But as I mentioned previously, the global elite just don’t have a lot of money. They also basically own just about every major bank and every major corporation on the entire planet.

According to an outstanding NewScientist article, a study of more than 40,000 transnational corporations conducted by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich discovered that a very small core group of huge banks and giant predator corporations dominate the entire global economic system…

An analysis of the relationships between 43,000 transnational corporations has identified a relatively small group of companies, mainly banks, with disproportionate power over the global economy.

The researchers found that this core group consists of just 147 very tightly knit companies…

When the team further untangled the web of ownership, it found much of it tracked back to a “super-entity” of 147 even more tightly knit companies – all of their ownership was held by other members of the super-entity – that controlled 40 per cent of the total wealth in the network. “In effect, less than 1 per cent of the companies were able to control 40 per cent of the entire network,” says Glattfelder. Most were financial institutions. The top 20 included Barclays Bank, JPMorgan Chase & Co, and The Goldman Sachs Group.

The following are the top 25 banks and corporations at the heart of this “super-entity”. You will recognize many of the names on the list…

1. Barclays plc

2. Capital Group Companies Inc

3. FMR Corporation

4. AXA

5. State Street Corporation

6. JP Morgan Chase & Co

7. Legal & General Group plc

8. Vanguard Group Inc

9. UBS AG

10. Merrill Lynch & Co Inc

11. Wellington Management Co LLP

12. Deutsche Bank AG

13. Franklin Resources Inc

14. Credit Suisse Group

15. Walton Enterprises LLC

16. Bank of New York Mellon Corp

17. Natixis

18. Goldman Sachs Group Inc

19. T Rowe Price Group Inc

20. Legg Mason Inc

21. Morgan Stanley

22. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc

23. Northern Trust Corporation

24. Société Générale

25. Bank of America Corporation

The ultra-wealthy elite often hide behind layers and layers of ownership, but the truth is that thanks to interlocking corporate relationships, the elite basically control almost every Fortune 500 corporation.

The amount of power and control that this gives them is hard to describe.

Unfortunately, this same group of people have been running things for a very long time. For example, New York City Mayor John F. Hylan said the following during a speech all the way back in 1922…

The real menace of our Republic is the invisible government, which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy legs over our cities, states and nation. To depart from mere generalizations, let me say that at the head of this octopus are the Rockefeller-Standard Oil interests and a small group of powerful banking houses generally referred to as the international bankers. The little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes.

They practically control both parties, write political platforms, make catspaws of party leaders, use the leading men of private organizations, and resort to every device to place in nomination for high public office only such candidates as will be amenable to the dictates of corrupt big business.

These international bankers and Rockefeller-Standard Oil interests control the majority of the newspapers and magazines in this country. They use the columns of these papers to club into submission or drive out of office public officials who refuse to do the bidding of the powerful corrupt cliques which compose the invisible government. It operates under cover of a self-created screen [and] seizes our executive officers, legislative bodies, schools, courts, newspapers and every agency created for the public protection.

These international bankers created the central banks of the world (including the Federal Reserve), and they use those central banks to get the governments of the world ensnared in endless cycles of debtfrom which there is no escape. Government debt is a way to “legitimately” take money from all of us, transfer it to the government, and then transfer it into the pockets of the ultra-wealthy.

Today, Barack Obama and almost all members of Congress absolutely refuse to criticize the Fed, but in the past there have been some brave members of Congress that have been willing to take a stand. For example, the following quote is from a speech that Congressman Louis T. McFadden delivered to the U.S. House of Representatives on June 10, 1932…

Mr. Chairman, we have in this country one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever known. I refer to the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Reserve Banks. The Federal Reserve Board, a Government board, has cheated the Government of the United States and the people of the United States out of enough money to pay the national debt. The depredations and iniquities of the Federal Reserve Board has cost this country enough money to pay the national debt several times over. This evil institution has impoverished and ruined the people of the United States, has bankrupted itself, and has practically bankrupted our Government. It has done this through the defects of the law under which it operates, through the maladministration of that law by the Federal Reserve Board, and through the corrupt practices of the moneyed vultures who control it.

Sadly, most Americans still believe that the Federal Reserve is a “federal agency”, but that is simply not correct. The following comes from factcheck.org…

The stockholders in the 12 regional Federal Reserve Banks are the privately owned banks that fall under the Federal Reserve System. These include all national banks (chartered by the federal government) and those state-chartered banks that wish to join and meet certain requirements. About 38 percent of the nation’s more than 8,000 banks are members of the system, and thus own the Fed banks.

According to researchers that have looked into the ownership of the big Wall Street banks that dominate the Fed, the same names keep coming up over and over: the Rockefellers, the Rothschilds, the Warburgs, the Lazards, the Schiffs and the royal families of Europe.

But ultra-wealthy international bankers have not just done this kind of thing in the United States. Their goal was to create a global financial system that they would dominate and control. Just check out what Georgetown University history professor Carroll Quigley once wrote…

[T]he 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 to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basle, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world’s central banks which were themselves private corporations.

Sadly, most Americans have never even heard of the Bank for International Settlements, but it is at the very heart of the global financial system. The following is from Wikipedia…

As an organization of central banks, the BIS seeks to make monetary policy more predictable and transparent among its 58 member central banks. While monetary policy is determined by each sovereign nation, it is subject to central and private banking scrutiny and potentially to speculation that affects foreign exchange rates and especially the fate of export economies. Failures to keep monetary policy in line with reality and make monetary reforms in time, preferably as a simultaneous policy among all 58 member banks and also involving the International Monetary Fund, have historically led to losses in the billions as banks try to maintain a policy using open market methods that have proven to be based on unrealistic assumptions.

The ultra-wealthy have also played a major role in establishing other important international institutions such as the United Nations, the IMF, the World Bank and the WTO. In fact, the land for the United Nations headquarters in New York City was purchased and donated by John D. Rockefeller.

The international bankers are “internationalists” and they are very proud of that fact.

The elite also dominate the education system in the United States. Over the years, the Rockefeller Foundation and other elitist organizations have poured massive amounts of money into Ivy League schools. Today, Ivy League schools are considered to be the standard against which all other colleges and universities in America are measured, and the last four U.S. presidents were educated at Ivy League schools.

The elite also exert a tremendous amount of influence through various secret societies (Skull and Bones, the Freemasons, etc.), through some very powerful think tanks and social clubs (the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, the Bilderberg Group, the Bohemian Grove, Chatham House, etc.), and through a vast network of charities and non-governmental organizations (the Rockefeller Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the World Wildlife Fund, etc.).

But for a moment, I want to focus on the power the elite have over the media. In a previous article, I detailed how just six monolithic corporate giants control most of what we watch, hear and read every single day. These giant corporations own television networks, cable channels, movie studios, newspapers, magazines, publishing houses, music labels and even many of our favorite websites.

Considering the fact that the average American watches 153 hours of television a month, the influence of these six giant corporations should not be underestimated. The following are just some of the media companies that these corporate giants own…

Time Warner

Home Box Office (HBO)

Time Inc.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

CW Network (partial ownership)

TMZ

New Line Cinema

Time Warner Cable

Cinemax

Cartoon Network

TBS

TNT

America Online

MapQuest

Moviefone

Castle Rock

Sports Illustrated

Fortune

Marie Claire

People Magazine

Walt Disney

ABC Television Network

Disney Publishing

ESPN Inc.

Disney Channel

SOAPnet

A&E

Lifetime

Buena Vista Home Entertainment

Buena Vista Theatrical Productions

Buena Vista Records

Disney Records

Hollywood Records

Miramax Films

Touchstone Pictures

Walt Disney Pictures

Pixar Animation Studios

Buena Vista Games

Hyperion Books

Viacom

Paramount Pictures

Paramount Home Entertainment

Black Entertainment Television (BET)

Comedy Central

Country Music Television (CMT)

Logo

MTV

MTV Canada

MTV2

Nick Magazine

Nick at Nite

Nick Jr.

Nickelodeon

Noggin

Spike TV

The Movie Channel

TV Land

VH1

News Corporation

Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

Fox Television Stations

The New York Post

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Beliefnet

Fox Business Network

Fox Kids Europe

Fox News Channel

Fox Sports Net

Fox Television Network

FX

My Network TV

MySpace

News Limited News

Phoenix InfoNews Channel

Phoenix Movies Channel

Sky PerfecTV

Speed Channel

STAR TV India

STAR TV Taiwan

STAR World

Times Higher Education Supplement Magazine

Times Literary Supplement Magazine

Times of London

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

20th Century Fox International

20th Century Fox Studios

20th Century Fox Television

BSkyB

DIRECTV

The Wall Street Journal

Fox Broadcasting Company

Fox Interactive Media

FOXTEL

HarperCollins Publishers

The National Geographic Channel

National Rugby League

News Interactive

News Outdoor

Radio Veronica

ReganBooks

Sky Italia

Sky Radio Denmark

Sky Radio Germany

Sky Radio Netherlands

STAR

Zondervan

CBS Corporation

CBS News

CBS Sports

CBS Television Network

CNET

Showtime

TV.com

CBS Radio Inc. (130 stations)

CBS Consumer Products

CBS Outdoor

CW Network (50% ownership)

Infinity Broadcasting

Simon & Schuster (Pocket Books, Scribner)

Westwood One Radio Network

NBC Universal

Bravo

CNBC

NBC News

MSNBC

NBC Sports

NBC Television Network

Oxygen

SciFi Magazine

Syfy (Sci Fi Channel)

Telemundo

USA Network

Weather Channel

Focus Features

NBC Universal Television Distribution

NBC Universal Television Studio

Paxson Communications (partial ownership)

Trio

Universal Parks & Resorts

Universal Pictures

Universal Studio Home Video

And of course the elite own most of our politicians as well. The following is a quote from journalist Lewis Lapham…

“The shaping of the will of Congress and the choosing of the American president has become a privilege reserved to the country’s equestrian classes, a.k.a. the 20% of the population that holds 93% of the wealth, the happy few who run the corporations and the banks, own and operate the news and entertainment media, compose the laws and govern the universities, control the philanthropic foundations, the policy institutes, the casinos, and the sports arenas.”

Have you ever wondered why things never seem to change in Washington D.C. no matter who we vote for?

Well, it is because both parties are owned by the establishment.

It would be nice to think that the American people are in control of who runs things in the U.S., but that is not how it works in the real world.

In the real world, the politician that raises more money wins more than 80 percent of the time in national races.

Our politicians are not stupid – they are going to be very good to the people that can give them the giant piles of money that they need for their campaigns. And the people that can do that are the ultra-wealthy and the giant corporations that the ultra-wealthy control.

Are you starting to get the picture?

There is a reason why the ultra-wealthy are referred to as “the establishment”. They have set up a system that greatly benefits them and that allows them to pull the strings.

So who runs the world?

They do. In fact, they even admit as much.

David Rockefeller wrote the following in his 2003 book entitled “Memoirs”…

“For more than a century, ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents such as my encounter with Castro 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 is the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.”

There is so much more that could be said about all of this. In fact, an entire library of books could be written about the power and the influence of the ultra-wealthy international bankers that run the world.

But hopefully this is enough to at least get some conversations started.

 

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