Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
– J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings
In the fantasy realm ofMiddle Earth, all races are unknowingly ruled by the influence of the One Ring, crafted to enslave them all. It’s an apt analogy for our current paradigm.
Come on! That’s just a story. These things don’t happen in real life.
Suppose if someone, had control of a powerful influence that reaches into everyone’s life. Something everyone needs. Something you use every day. Something you’d have a hard time living without. The power would be greater than any fictional plot device.
Someone does. That force is called money.
If you work for money (most of us have no choice), it represents your energy. If someone controls how you spend your energy, they control your life.
Would you let a stranger walk into your house, plug into your electrical outlets and run anything they wanted to? Probably not. So why would you let a privately owned bank issue your money and charge interest on it? Both involve someone else taking your energy for free.
“If people are not free to control their own money, they cannot be free in any other sense.” -Ernest Berwin
We’ve all heard of the corruption at the Federal Reserve and Wall Street. If you haven’t, please climb out from under the rock and join the rest of us. We’d like to have you on board. It will only take you a few minutes to get up to speed.
The Fed is just the tip of the Iceberg. Even they have masters.
The top of the pyramid is the Bank Of International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland. Hell, it even looks like the tower from Lord of the Rings. Just slap a glowing, evil eye of flame at the top, and you’re done.
Role And Powers:
The BIS has played a pivotal role in the financial, government, and regulatory history of the world, yet is almost entirely unknown to the general public. Created in 1930 by senior members of the Bank of England and the Reichsbank, it was designed to become the ultimate institution of financial control.
Surprisingly (or perhaps not), no legal authority exists which enforces the bank’s policies. It is simply well-understood by all subordinate banks and nations that their rules are not to be broken. Or else. They control the gateways of international finance, without any accountability or oversight for the rules that they enforce.
Protected by an International Treaty, it is legally beyond the reach of any government or corporation. They pay no taxes to anyone, anywhere. Members retain diplomatic immunity from all world governments and are immune to having their bags, packages, and persons searched or seized anywhere. Swiss Law immunizes them from prosecution for any crime, for life. The Bank property, lands, and assets are similarly immune.
They consider their purpose in world affairs to transcend all normal considerations of accountability and transparency. They are the supreme architects of international finance. Thus, they have engineered their own pedestal to be placed on. Serving the most exclusive clientele in the world, which consists of about 140 customers.
The subordinate national banks are local institutions of monopoly capitalism – wealth by legalized government fiat. The BIS operates as an institution of authority capitalism – wealth by decree. Just like the kings of old.
Let’s examine some important figures:
Montagu Norman – Former director of the Bank of England, and Founder. He abandoned all loyalty to his country to take up the cause of global financial government. Carl Jung, at one point his therapist, diagnosed him as an “untreatable manic-depressive psychopath.” Thus, he would have been the type to be naturally drawn to this grandiose idea, putting aside the moral implications. His signature enabled the transfer of stolen Czech gold to the Reichsbank, funds which would later pay for bombs raining down on his own citizens during the Battle of Britain.
Hjalmar Schacht – Appointed Chairman of the German Reichsbank, to oversee the reconstruction of Germany under Hitler. He was granted near-dictatorial powers over German finance. His presence and reputation alone stabilized the German economy after the Weimar Hyperinflation, allowing the nation to throw off a depression and emerge as a superpower, only 6 years later. Part of a failed plot to overthrow Hitler in 1944, he was sent to a concentration camp to die. He was rescued by the Allies in the nick of time, only to be convicted at Nuremburg of war crimes. Eventually, he was pardoned and defected to the United States. Years later, passing through Israel on State Department business, he was nearly beaten to death by an angry mob after a holocaust survivor recognized him as Hitler’s personal banker.
Allen Dulles – Served as the organization’s Lead Attorney. Intimately connected to the highest levels of International Banking, he would later serve as Director of Central Intelligence under President Kennedy, in the years prior to his assassination. Despite his questionable character, I have to say, he knew his craft. His classic, The Craft of Intelligence, contains many keen insights into a world most will never see (See Intelligence – The Architecture of Secrets). In the wake of Kennedy’s assassination, the U.S Dollar plunged in value, threatening to bring down the global financial system. Dulles stepped in to coordinate credit-default swaps between the Federal Reserve and several other nations’ central banks. Even today, measures like this are tough to coordinate, and pose extreme risk. Imagine the difficulties of executing such a maneuver in 1963 without prior planning.
Thomas McKittrick – the American bank president, oversaw the acceptance of $3 million (in 1944 dollars) of dental gold directly from the concentration camps in Germany. Melted down and forged into new bars, this money would be moved to the vaults of the New York Federal Reserve Bank following the war. He later fled to the U.S. via Spain, to evade Hitler’s wrath over failed assassination attempts. His actions should have been considered treason, though he was never prosecuted, due to the diplomatic immunity clause. Remember that? Comes in handy. His assistant, Paul Hechler, signed his correspondence “Heil Hitler” and was a devout Nazi.
Adam Von Trott – This former Rhodes Scholar served on the board before the war. He participated in the German Resistance to overthrow Hitler when the war effort went south, most notably the July 20th Plot (Operation Valkyrie). Had the coup succeeded, he would have been named the new Foreign Minister of Germany. When the plot failed, he was caught by Hitler and hung by the SS, using piano wire. A gruesome end.
Unshrouding the History:
Despite being created to responsibly manage the German reparations, they instead embarked upon policies that culminated in the Weimar hyperinflation. Like gamblers in a casino, they sat around before and during the war placing bets on the outcome. Just like a game. Using the bank’s political and diplomatic immunity as a shield, they were able to move massive quantities of illegal funds behind the scenes. They would have, by necessity, had full knowledge of what was going on in Nazi Germany, including the concentration camps. In typical elite fashion, they seem to have viewed the holocaust and the war deaths as “petty little issues” beneath their concern. One might call these men desk-murderers: a special type of serial killer whose murder weapons are laws, policies, and the movement of funds.
Since Nazi war loot could not be moved through the Reichsbank without drawing public scrutiny, this became their preferred financial institution. A favorable arrangement for all concerned, as the Nazis loved secrecy, and the bank’s management loved the generous transfer fees they were collecting. In fact, the Nazi party itself could not have existed without the foreign funds brought in through BIS to restore Germany following the hyperinflation. The origin and purpose of those funds is really quite shocking – but that is a story for another time.
Following the war, five of the bank’s executives were charged with war crimes. Convicted at Nuremburg, they were later quietly pardoned after the public outrage died down. Ironically, they were all put back in charge of the international banking system. Many helped set up the IMF under the Bretton Woods agreement, which established the U.S. Dollar as the World Reserve Currency.
Back at the helm of the world banking system, they set forth with another agenda…
“The powers of financial capitalism had a 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 meetings and conferences. The apex of the systems was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world’s central banks which were themselves private corporations.Each central bank…sought to dominate its government by its ability to control Treasury loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence cooperative politicians by subsequent economic rewards in the business world.” Carroll Quigley, Tragedy and Hope