No Throne Guides Itself – There Are Always Invisible Hands


“No country that values its safety should allow what the [Round Table Group] accomplished – that is, that a small number of men would be able to wield such power in administration and politics, should be given almost complete control over the publication of documents relating to their own actions, should be able to exercise such influence over the avenues of information that create public opinion, and should be able to monopolize so completely the writing and the teaching of the history of their own period.” – Carroll Quigley, The Anglo-American Establishment

Remember when you found out there was no Santa Claus?

Letting go of childhood beliefs is never easy. We can never look at the world with the same innocence. But, unless we do so, we can never achieve our full potential.

Belief in certain lies may be a necessary part of growing up. It allows us to shield ourselves from things we aren’t prepared to deal with. As adults, continuing to hide from these realities can be dangerous and costly…

Consider this as you read on.

A Tragically Misled Nation

Prior to World War I, Japan found itself in a state of upheaval. The arrival of foreign trade and technology provoked national unrest. Japan would need massive changes in a few short years to catch up with the rest of the world.

The existing political system was the biggest obstacle. The Tokugawa Shogunate still ruled the country under a feudal system, much like Medieval Europe. Territorial infighting, between rival lords, occupied much of Japan’s resources.

The Shogun held virtually all military and political power. He retained the Emperor, as a symbolic figurehead, to secure the public’s support. Through brilliant theatrical displays, the public was led to believe the opposite: that the Emperor held all the power, and that the Shogun served the Emperor’s will. A similar relationship existed between Kings and Popes in Europe. Later, it would be Kings and Bankers, but that’s another story…

Those in power know: People don’t have to understand how they are ruled. They just have to accept the form they are presented with.

The revolution against the Shogun was backed by the Restoration Clans: The Satsuma, Chosu, Hizen, and the Tosu. Taking over, they retained the Emperor as their voice to the people. These families, known as the Meiji Oligarchy, set about rapidly modernizing Japan and centralizing its manufacturing (Mitsubishi became an inter-generational dynasty), banking, and military.

The Diet remained as the vestigial elected body. Its use was to make the people feel represented. Its only power was to pass and approve a budget, but even failing to do so would merely reinstate the previous year’s budget (The modern U.S. Congress should come to mind, here). The real policies were made by The Genro, a secret council of elder statesmen. Though the name has gone away, Japan is ruled by a similar arrangement to this day, comprised of many descendents of the same original families. Prime Ministers are handpicked by this council, and the elections are for show.

The inner workings of the Japanese Government were well-kept from the public, hidden behind a veil of propaganda and Imperial public speeches. At the end of World War II, most of the senior officers protested the surrender order, believing the war could still be won. The government had kept the truth even from their own Generals and Admirals. They had no idea about Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Iwo Jima.

On 15 August 1945, six days after Nagasaki, The Emperor addressed the Japanese public by radio, informing them of the decision to surrender. For six years, they’d been hearing nonstop that they were “winning,” and then suddenly…this? People couldn’t believe it. They swore the Emperor was a fake (well, actually he was, but this was the real fake). They believed that the “real” Emperor would never surrender. It took several weeks, and six additional public speeches, before they started to believe it.

This story, eternally retold, is a testament to the power of propaganda. Watch Letters from Iwo Jima for more examples of just how badly the Japanese military was lied to by their own government. The Admirals on the island actually thought that the U.S. Pacific Fleet was small enough to be held off by a few pillboxes on the beach.

It’s funny, but don’t laugh too much. Deception by one’s government is not a Japanese invention…

The British Empire Lives On

Cecil Rhodes formed a secret society at Oxford University, with the objective of bringing like minds together to influence world affairs through politics, media, finance, the military, and other relevant arenas. His goal was to continue the aims of the former British Empire in influencing world affairs. His will established a scholarship program to seek out youth of high potential and worthiness to join the group and benefit from its influence.

You’ve probably heard of the Rhodes Scholarship. It’d be tough to miss. Rhodes Scholars are sent to Oxford University’s All Souls Postgraduate School, which isn’t actually a degree program. It’s a facade to hide this society’s members and activities. Scholars are initiated into the society as an associate member, trained in their methods, and introduced into circles of influence. Not surprisingly, most end up reaching the top of their fields.

This society has been known by many names, though it is most commonly known as The Round Table Group.

Layers of its membership:
•Inner Circle: Formal members, privy to all information and plans.
•Outer Circle: Informal members, privy to some information and plans.
•Circle of Associates: a periphery of associated persons, who are aware of the secret society and its dealings, but who are never introduced to its inner workings.

Their principle working group for over a century has been a private think-tank, formerly the Royal Institute For Internatonal Affairs, now Chatham House.

How Do We Know All This, If It’s Supposed to Be A Secret?

Carroll Quigley was a legendary professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Many have called his Evolution of Civilizations the leading macro-historical work of all time. It’s a fascinating book. He was gifted with a rare understanding of how societies follow predictable cycles in the arenas of politics, technology, religion, culture, economics and war (see The Architecture of History). Not surprisingly, the same concepts have been mastered by rulers throughout history and applied to their decisions.

In a rare achievement, Professor Quigley had discovered their secrets on his own, without anyone’s help. He further refined his knowledge through his contacts in elite social circles, ingratiating himself with the right people. Several of Quigley’s students were Rhodes Scholars, including future President Bill Clinton (Clinton would name Dr. Quigley as one of his greatest influences in his 1992 DNC acceptance speech). Eventually, he was invited into the group as an Outer Circle member. For two years, they showed him everything

Following this, he wrote The Anglo-American Establishment and Tragedy & Hope, detailing his insider knowledge. The Group’s members, needless to say, did not care for this. Only 1500 original copies of Tragedy & Hope were printed. Shortly after its initial run, Prof. Quigley received word from the publisher that the printing plates had been destroyed in a fire, and that they would not produce any replacements. Attorneys, who the publisher would not name, had demanded the return of the undistributed copies. Some copies were even tracked down to the bookstores where they sat on the shelves. Despite this, a few hundred copies went into circulation and survived. An original copy of the book became a very rare collector’s item…

In 2005, Tragedy & Hope was uploaded to the Internet. If you’ve ever wondered why conspiracy theory is a popular hobby these days…

Download the PDF if you’re interested.

What Are We Going To Do? The Same Thing We Do Every Night Pinky…

The group was founded upon the idea that the state should reign supreme and that every citizen exists as a servant of their government. Their first goal was to recover the United States as a colony of the British Empire. In 1913, they effectively succeeded at this with the founding of the Federal Reserve. Through the new central bank, they secured control of the largest economy on earth.

“Give me control of a nation’s wealth and I care not who makes the laws.” -Mayer Amschel Rothschild

Eventually, they wished to form a world government that would end wars and place everyone under a single system of trade and currency. In their minds, it is the noblest of goals, and a necessary part of humanity’s future. Ultimately, this requires the use of socialist ideology and technique. Conservative, free market societies are not conducive to this kind of unity.

Though there is likely much nobility in their intentions, one must ask: Can this really be achieved? It sounds like a great idea on paper, if you can toss out all the moral implications. A failed attempt could cause massive suffering and death, global economic chaos, and leave the world in a new Dark Age. It would be naive to think otherwise.

Exporting the Brand

By the end of the 19th Century, they had refined their methods on the British government. Their goal in the 20th Century was to perfect them on a larger scale: the United States government.

In the 1910’s, a group was started in New York City called the Round Table Group of the Americas. Many senior politicians and well-connected businessmen in the United States knew what the Round Table Group was, and did not want to see it spreading its influence abroad. The group was outed and disbanded amid a series of public scandals. The attempt had seemingly been thwarted.

That group was a decoy.

The real group was quietly started in 1919 New York City. It was called the Council for Foreign Relations. It exists to this day, and their member list is quite a Who’s Who when it comes to positions of power over the last half century.

Publicly, it’s billed as an influential think tank. In practice, it is the real United States government. They confer, make the real decisions, and hand them down.

What sounds more realistic?
•Obama, some guy who was unknown in International Politics a decade ago, decided on his own the United States needs to go to war against Syria.
•A group that was founded for the purpose of playing global chess with real countries, and has been doing so for almost 100 years, made that decision and passed it down.

Still not convinced? I can’t fault anyone for being skeptical. Don’t take my word for it. Take Hillary Clinton’s word for it.

With complete control of the Anglosphere, they would set up another group, the Institute for Pacific Relations. The group failed in its goal to work its way into the Asian/Pacific nations’ governments. They were hindered by the reality that Asians do not accept Westerners into their inner circles – they prefer to keep their own.

So How Exactly Do They Exert Control?

Control over society and public opinion can be achieved with strategic control of three institutions:

Politics – They control the national leadership of both parties(RNC and DNC). No one receives either party’s Presidential Nomination without their approval. They don’t control State and Local parties, it’s considered beneath their time and effort. Congress is not completely under their control, just the senior members: Speaker of the House, House Minority Leader, Senate Majority/Minority Leaders, and senior members of each party. Junior members of Congress are slowly worked in over the course of their careers.
Education – In the 19th Century, their goal was to re-engineer the British Education system. In the 20th Century, their goal was to do the same in the U.S., starting with the Ivy Leagues, and working their way down. Their goal was for every citizen to be indoctrinated into socialism and globalism from elementary school onwards. They own the major textbook companies, such as McGraw-Hill, and the content is determined by the General Education Board (research who owns it). Most teachers are unaware of the real purpose of this. They think it’s just to promote harmony and good citizenship – rather than obedience indoctrination.
Journalism – Journalism is usurped through control of all news outlets via six major corporations. Content of news is standardized internationally through the distribution agencies: Associated Press, and Reuters (both Rothschild owned). Few journalists generate their own content, they read from scripts just like actors. If they don’t read the lines they are handed, they lose their jobs. The CFR directly owns The Times of London, the New York Times, and the Washington Post.

Note that these three arenas form a majority influence over public opinion; Through these, all else can be controlled with little effort. Also note that these are all traditionally liberal professions, which meshes well with promoting socialism.

Traditionally conservative professions can usually be controlled indirectly through funding: loans, contracts, and grants. So they typically do not target or recruit:
Some exceptions to this are senior Military Officers, recruited in the end phase of their careers. Many have spent a Military career oblivious to all of this. I knew nothing about any of this when I was in the Military. I don’t believe any of my colleagues did, either.

Though the Internet has all but dismantled its influence, The Encyclopedia Britannica was formerly one of their most powerful tools. What better way to control information than to edit history itself? They removed all references to their organization’s founding and role in world affairs. Some parts of history were rewritten altogether to suit their purposes.

Using all of the above, they engineered a basic method for controlling the truth:
1. Have an elected public official issue a statement.
2. Media anchors back the official story.
3. Corporations and/or “independent” agencies report findings that concur.
4. University professors “prove” their findings through funded research.
5. The Encyclopedia Britannica documents the story in the historical record.

It’s actually pretty clever, when you really think about it. The same methods are used to label anyone who speaks out or disagrees with the above as a wacko conspiracy theorist.

I’ll leave you with a worthy example:

“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; in infiltration instead of invasion; on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice; on guerillas 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…” President Kennedy, 27 April 1961

  1. xUSMC07 09/15/2013, 5:54 PM Reply

    So there’s no Santa Claus? I’m traumatized. The whole thing explains why McCain is such a sellout.

  2. Jessie 09/15/2013, 10:50 PM Reply

    A couple of years ago, I’d have called this crazy. With everything we’ve seen lately, it makes a lot of sense.

  3. Joan D Lynch 09/22/2013, 3:00 AM Reply

    Well-researched. I will have to start educating myself.

  4. Mark42 09/22/2013, 6:50 PM Reply

    Any system or set of practices, no matter how “perfect,” can end up like this, where power is wielded for the gains of a few.

  5. Sojitra 11/15/2013, 7:35 PM Reply

    Problem is that when push comes to shove, enough people will resort to greed, corruption and violence to achieve their objectives. This is why the founders of the American Republic placed constraints on the size and scope of government with checks and balances because whatever flaws of human nature that exist in civil society in the private sector also exist in the public sector. One can even make the case that the proclivity for greed, corruption and violence is greater in the government because there is less accountability and transparency than in the private sector. I am hoping that the yet to be released dangerous information that Edward Snowden possesses includes some compromising photos of high ranking officials in both ptcloiial parties… maybe someone wearing a tutu or something like that. All seriousness aside, as the old saying goes…. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

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    • Greatest Instruments 01/07/2014, 6:36 PM Reply

      I have never left a comment unapproved simply for disagreement or criticism. I have only ever deleted two, which were deliberately insulting and disrespectful. You’ll find dissenting comments on a number of posts.

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      I don’t think of it as preaching to the choir. I think of it as bringing the choir together and showing them a few new songs they may like.