Who is “The Oligarchy”?
The complete quote from the article by Jon Hellevig at Saker Blog (with my emphasis) is:
There is yet one more ugly and mind-boggling twist to the concentration of ownership saga, namely that the handful of investors (Vanguard, Blackrock and their vassals) who have concentrated the ownership of all business corporations – pharma, healthcare, and everything else – in their hands, the oligopolies owning oligopolies are themselves further cross-owned, so that ultimately, we might have the situation that the whole healthcare sector and Big Pharma – as well as the whole US economy – is controlled by one giant oligarch clan (and the very real people who stand behind them), one interest group of oligarch investors. (Further evidence below).
The ‘further evidence’ is:
We therefore assume that there is some group of people (other than the company directors) that have retained the actual control of Vanguard behind the scenes (perhaps through one or a few of the funds). In fact, we believe that all three (BlackRock, State Street and Vanguard) are tightly controlled by a group of US oligarchs (or more widely transatlantic oligarchs), who prefer not to brandish their power. It is beyond the scope of this study and our means to investigate this hypothesis, but whatever, it is bad enough that as a proven fact these three investor corporations wield this control over most of the American economy. We also know that the three act in concert wherever they hold shares.
And for evidence of that last claim, Hellevig provides a link to his own paper “Extreme Concentration of Ownership in the United States”, which links in turn to this academic paper:
Through an analysis of proxy vote records we find that the Big Three do utilize coordinated voting strategies and hence follow a centralized corporate governance strategy. However, they generally vote with management, except at director (re-)elections.
This is not so strong as it seems. If the institutional investors are backing proxy fights and director candidates in concert, and in opposition to management, that would be impressive. But if their votes are correlated in favor of the most qualified candidates from an institutional point of view, it’s not so conclusive.
Now, it seems completely plausible to me, that some single human or small cohesive group has emerged to take control of the entire “Capitalist” system, by means of horizontal ownership interests in these institutional investing companies. But, Hellevig hasn’t really got the proof. “We might have the situation”… “we therefore assume”…, but “It is beyond the scope of this study and our means to investigate this hypothesis, but whatever…”???
In the “Extreme Concentration” article, Hellevig also discusses that Vanguard seems to be completely faceless, leaving the possibility that BlackRock CEO Larry Fink may have become our Central Planner. So without further ado, here are some choice quotes from Fink’s annual letter of pastoral guidance to his corporate minions for 2021 (this time, his emphasis):
I believe that the pandemic has presented such an existential crisis – such a stark reminder of our fragility – that it has driven us to confront the global threat of climate change more forcefully and to consider how, like the pandemic, it will alter our lives. It has reminded us how the biggest crises, whether medical or environmental, demand a global and ambitious response.
In the past year, people have seen the mounting physical toll of climate change in fires, droughts, flooding and hurricanes. They have begun to see the direct financial impact as energy companies take billions in climate-related write-downs on stranded assets and regulators focus on climate risk in the global financial system. They are also increasingly focused on the significant economic opportunity that the transition will create, as well as how to execute it in a just and fair manner. No issue ranks higher than climate change on our clients’ lists of priorities. They ask us about it nearly every day.
And in conclusion:
Before 2020, vaccines typically took 10 to 15 years to develop. The fastest ever developed was for the mumps – it took four years. Today, we have multiple companies across the globe delivering vaccines that they developed in under a year. They are demonstrating the power of companies – the power of capitalism – to respond to human needs. As we move forward from the pandemic, facing tremendous economic pain and inequality, we need companies to embrace a form of capitalism that recognizes and serves all their stakeholders.
The vaccine is a first step. The world is still in crisis and will be for some time. We face a great challenge ahead. The companies that embrace this challenge – that seek to build long-term value for their stakeholders – will help deliver long-term returns to shareholders and build a brighter and more prosperous future for the world.
Sounds a lot like a composite of Klaus Schwab and Bill Gates, eh? If there’s going to be another Nuremberg trial, shouldn’t this guy be called to the stand? If he’s not in charge, maybe he might know who is.
From an article that’s mainly about John Lennon’s fate:
So who is Blackstone? It is Peter Peterson and Stephen Schwarzman. Peterson was Secretary of Commerce under Nixon and Chairman of the CFR from 1985 to 2007. He was also chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He was Chairman and CEO of Lehman Brothers from 1973 to 1984. He has worked closely with the Rockefellers, and is a trustee of MOMA. Schwarzman was the managing director of Lehman Brothers, and the director of mergers and acquisitions there. In short, Blackstone is mainly a creation of Peterson, and Peterson is mainly a creation of. . . Rockefeller.
Who is Blackrock? While Blackstone was founded in 1985, Blackrock was founded in 1988. Initially, Blackrock was part of the Blackstone Group, so there you have it. It simply changed its name in 1992. We are told Blackrock is now independent, but we have no real indication of that, except for the different names and different buildings.
[digression about Blackrock connections to Paul McCartney…]
If you haven’t figured out by now who is behind Blackrock and Blackstone, let me just say this: if you believe Forbes and Wikipedia, that David Rockefeller is worth only $2.8 billion, you need serious help from Mars. If you think Bill Gates or Warren Buffett is the richest man in America, you need serious help from Pluto. Hint: multiply that last number by 10,000. The Rockefellers are around 500 times as wealthy as the Gates. In today’s dollars, Rockefeller’s granddad was already worth almost a trillion dollars in 1937, and they had just got into banking at the time. That first trillion came from oil, not banking. If you think the Rockefeller’s own bank (Chase Bank) wasn’t able to earn interest on that first trillion over the past eight decades, well, you need serious help from somewhere.
So, Blackrock, Blackstone. If you ask where the name came from, places like Wikipedia tell you it came from combining the names of Schwarzman and Peterson. Schwartz means black and Peter means stone. Sounds plausible until you discover ROCKefeller is behind both groups. I will leave it up to you to decide what “black” then signifies.
Not that I’m agreeing that the Rockefeller fortune has entirely held together as Mathis suggests… or for that matter, that I agree that John Lennon faked his own death, and reappeared as Mark Staycer. But I always enjoy reading what Mathis has to say.
Wikipedia provides the additional information that Larry Fink was a leading founder of BlackRock, which he created after losing $100 million running First Boston. An auspicious beginning? Fink got $5 million from Peterson to capitalize his new venture, which he parlayed to $2.7 billion under management within a year.
We are also told that Larry Fink was the son of a shoe store owner and an English professor. Now there’s a ‘new man’ for you.
Ya all keep wanting to find the “evil ones”. Truth is just about everyone in the “West” fully supports the ever increasing rape and pillage of the global economy as long as they get their cut. The only problem now is there are fewer and fewer opportunities for rape and pillage so the “West” has begun to target the lower rungs of the “West’s” own economy which again no one minds as long as it is not them being targeted.
As many know most of you have some connection to these financial institutions either first hand or way down the chain of investment/retirement portfolios. Every pension fund is a major voice and investor in the rape and pillage. Oligarch much?
Willem Engel is a Dutch criminal lawyer
no he is not a lawyer, but after studying biopharmaceuticals and doctoral research into aerosols, Willem Engel started a dance school in 2008.
I’m sorry, you’re correct and I was trying to speed-read too fast. Jeroen Pols, the second person mentioned on the ‘about’ page at ‘Virus Truth’, is the one who is a criminal lawyer.
Truth is just about everyone in the “West” fully supports the ever increasing rape and pillage of the global economy as long as they get their cut.
Ouch! There’s a lot of truth to this. I saw another article recently making this same point at much greater length, by Larry Romanoff at his new site. Y’all might be familiar with Romanoff, who works out of Shanghai. He wrote a series of articles originally posted at globalresearch.ca arguing that SARS-cov2 originated in the USA. He was widely accused of being a Chinese intelligence asset, and was deplatformed. So now he syndicates his stuff to Russian Pravda. But I digress…
I have in the past been accused of being ‘anti-American’ and, while that was perhaps true, those sentiments were directed primarily to the US government and its agencies and not the people of the nation, on the grounds that, democracy notwithstanding, the people were not responsible for the atrocities of the psychopathic criminal enterprise acting as their government.
My stance has changed. Just as leaves cannot turn color and roots cannot wither without the silent knowledge of the whole tree, no government can commit centuries of unremitting wars and atrocities against other peoples and nations without the knowledge and approval of the great majority of its population.
He goes on to talk about the first Thanksgiving, the fate of the American Indians, smallpox as biological warfare against them; 500,000 deaths in the Iraq war, and Madeleine Albright saying those deaths were “worth it”; the glorification of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle; and the universal overreach of US foreign policy:
In total, of the 200 or so main countries in the world today, only three have not been either directly invaded, subjected to brutal military, diplomatic and/or financial pressures, been overwhelmed with American propaganda in their media, encountered huge interference in their national elections, and/or otherwise suffered massive interference from the US government.
All I can say in my own defense, as an American white male, is that I have never personally approved of any of this. And I sure don’t feel in control.
I think it’s worthwhile, to figure out who really is.
One more post, and then I’ll stop it with the thread bombardment.
I haven’t visited mileswmathis.com for too long. He posted this article suggesting that Mayer Amschel Rothschild was descended from the (missing) 8th Earl of Rothes, from Scotland. Conventional history tells of a gap in the list of Earls of Rothes, between the 7th and 9th.
Surprisingly persuasive, at least to me.
I’m sure Miles would make a similar argument regarding the Rothschild fortune as he did about the Rockefeller fortune: it’s all hidden, and must be worth $Trillions by now.
Whoever did this knows their stuff. Really, really knows their stuff.
I’m going with Aliens dun it. They have the means and the motive.
Here, watch how good their plan is. This goes far beyond the capabilities of the naked ape. (Oh, I say! I’m so sorry about your ego, Ape)
1) Some powerful entity – I call it “the Oligarchy” – is using a vice-like control over the narrative; tech, pharma, FBI, CIA, NSA, the “health” bureaucracy, and it has become much more emphatic and visible over a short 18 month period.
2) It is my guess that this Entity has slowly constructed this power over time, via the education system, laws written by its factotums (both sides of the “aisle”), put in place the corruption we call “Big Science”, runs the three-letter-agencies, uses Server Farms in Utah as well as Epstein for blackmail-axes-of-control. It has always been there, just used less obviously – and in the past it was more focused on overseas colonialism. WMD In Iraq, one such example. All those overthrows in Latin America are another. Gunboat Diplomacy.
3) Another guess: there is some persuasion technology, developed by CIA, which has been repurposed and deployed, by this entity via their servants in the media, on the citizens of The West. Putin and Xi probably look on with approval. They probably use the same thing at home.
4) The entity is utterly socipathic. The “vaccine” campaign to jab children, who science tells us are not at risk, with an adult-sized dose of an experimental “vaccine” – this is criminal. Same with “No Treatments For You!” This is Mengele-Meets-Himmler. On the flip side – they know if they are revealed, and the truth is known, it will be “problematic” for them. As it will be for their factotums. They are in a fight for survival. So are we – but most of us don’t know it.
5) Pope Fauci is just a factotum. He’ll be sacrificed, just as Epstein was, once his usefulness is at an end. “We’re shocked, simply shocked, that ‘Doctor Fauci’ would do such a thing!” He is just a front man.
6) The thing they fear most: true disclosure.
There aren’t very many of them. Lots, and lots of people are waking up. Ivermectin is helping. All the lies are slowly starting to come out.
They fear truth. They fear disclosure.
But what they really fear most: when the Plebes stop falling for bullshit left-right divisive Oligarchy-constructed narratives designed to divide. “But – gay wedding cakes!”
The entity fears most: a united human race.
That’s when it all comes apart.
“Hey. Who owns Vanguard, and Blackrock anyway? And why do they all vote the same way all the time? Let’s go take a peek, shall we?” Church Commission, but on steroids. That’s my dream. How many whistleblowers will appear once the ship really starts to sink? There has been so much destruction. There’s a reason they were circumspect in the past: the blowback from this will be world-changing.
jerryr- my sense is, this Entity won’t appear at a board meeting. What they want accomplished will occur in phone calls leading up to the meeting. It will never appear on the record. Why would it?
“You want to remain CEO, right? Well, “The Investors” really want this particular thing to happen. You can only change the world if you remain in place, right? Maybe we can do a win-win here. What do you think?”
We saw this happen right here at PP.
davefairtex that was the most spot on summary of the oligarchy I have read. Wish I could give you 10 thumbs up.