Wall Street Oligarchy, American Empire, and the Fake Left vs. Right

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Wall Street Oligarchy, American Empire, and the Fake Left vs. Right

Thought some of you may enjoy this article:

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/20368

 

Citibank’s recent announcement that it may require seven days notice prior to honoring withdrawals is just the latest small brushstroke on a much larger canvas being painted by the banking system and the US government.  The broader picture is shocking for those watching as it comes into view.  Americans must heed Martin Luther King’s warning, “today our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake.”

The United States is shifting from a long period of perceived growth to a significant period of decline that will surprise many Americans as they realize the political propaganda about economic recovery was a lie.  At that point, it will also be clear that we do not live in a constitutional republic but rather a financial empire where the Wall Street oligarchy rules not only our lives but also the governments we elect.  Ever since Wall Street grew to replace our constitutional system of towns, counties, and states, we have not had the freedom we thought we had.

As long as the banking system is inflating, thereby creating the perception of growth and freedom, people are lulled into compliance with top-down rule by bankers.  But once the system starts deflating, banks will kick people out of their homes, jack up credit card rates, shutdown access to cash, employees will lose their jobs, and governments will ramp up the tax machine and may even confiscate bank accounts to force Treasury investments.  General compliance by the population will then be replaced with anger.  This is why a high tech police/military control system is now in place across the US.  The situation will be particularly difficult for those who will go hungry as things worsen in the future.  The government will make it very clear whom it serves—Wall Street vs. the people—and we will regret ever allowing the powers behind Wall Street to replace our constitutional government. 

Wall Street Government: Follow the Money

What most of us do not realize yet is we are governed by private banks, not elected representatives of a free republic.  Sometimes this is clear to us in our individual lives as banks have a far more dramatic impact on us than governments do.  But people usually do not consider how banks also rule governments, businesses, non-profits, schools, and everything else that depends on money.  A quick look at macroeconomic cashflows illustrates this.  Based on this diagram, who do you think rules the US?  Just follow the money.  Governments and businesses are hostage to bank money, therefore they work for the banks, just as you do.  In fact the IRS is nothing but a collection agency for the mega banks that ownmost of our debt—forget the propaganda that it collects money for the children.

 

 

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The top of this system is the Federal Reserve and the Wall Street cartel—the real government of the United States.  Somehow this goes unnoticed despite the fact that bankers run the US Treasury, tell presidents what to do, and staff the rest of the executive branch with their own representatives (the key officials in the cabinet and regulatory agencies are all members of the Wall Street banker club called the Council on Foreign Relations).  It even went unnoticed as the government and the Fed stole trillions from the people and handed it over to the bankers after the crash of 2008.

The Crash of 2008:  Consolidating Power and Control

A critical aspect of the government’s response to the crash was a dramatic shift from the “smalls” to the “bigs.”  Small banks, governments, and people had their money transferred up to the big banks, governments, and people.  The country was already a top-down driven empire vs. the bottom-up republic we are taught in school.  But now that the Wall Street / DC axis has stripped all the power and wealth from the rest of the country and future generations, the US has shifted to 100% complete top-down control. 

The states are bankrupt. Local communities are impoverished.  Small businesses are on the ropes.  Small banks are being sucked into Wall Street thanks to the Fed artificially propping up the “bigs” and the FDIC randomly seizing small banks to hand them over to Wall Street.  Meanwhile the few monopolists remaining on Wall Street are as powerful as ever, DC has as much revenue as ever, and people working for these power centers are being paid well as they prepare to exert control of the rest of us. 

It is really shocking what government officials can get away with on TV as they spin lies for Wall Street.  They claim they are helping us by taking our money and handing it to the richest clique in the country.  We are taught to trust them, to submit to our leaders, to hope in their solutions. This is The Twilight Zone and The Matrix combined.  The government treats us as Truman in The Truman Show, and we let them get away with it. Meanwhile Wall Street laughs as they party in the Caymans and park their money that used to be yours in Switzerland.  Again, all we need to do is follow the money to see the truth.  Power and wealth are being consolidated at the top while everything beneath the Wall Street / DC control system is being starved. 

Hidden Fascism and the Fake Politics of Left vs. Right

The great economic debate between socialism and capitalism that happens in the US (illustrated in the cash flow diagram) is no debate at all.  People who believe in freedom through the benevolence of local community, i.e. the classic liberal, and those who believe in freedom through the benevolence of Main Street business and free market forces, i.e. the classic conservative, have both been hijacked.  Due to our monetary system, their energies have been harnessed into unknowingly propping up the Wall Street oligarchy. 

The debate is actually between nationally controlled socialism, quite different from the community socialism that has existed at the tribal/church/neighborhood level, and the non-free-market capitalism that exists in the US today, which is really corporatism under the Wall Street money monopoly.  The oligarchy controls both.  So the debate only allows us to choose between two sides of the same thing.  Neoclassical economics hides this issue by ignoring the truth of our debt-based monetary system that gives the oligarchy control over all the value created in the economy.  The type of socialism and capitalism we have in the US today props up the elite oligarchy just as much as any other top-down system used throughout history.  Oligarchy is anathema to freedom, community, and the American republic.  The system must be changed.

Despite their rhetoric, both sides of the establishment, left and right, fuel the two key components of our pyramid system ruled by the Wall Street oligarchy.  Rather than being two different choices of left VERSUS right, the debate creates a monolithic system of left AND right as the two sides swap positions every four to eight years while nothing substantial changes.  This is the engine of fascism—big corporations and big government working together under the top-down rule of mega banks.  Until the debate can move beyond the Wall Street establishment that controls both parties, this engine will continue.  Its inevitable conclusion is frightening if nothing is changed.

How to Change It

 

.................................the article includes an 8-part solution package but I only include one of them here because I don't want to advocate specific solutions that CM hasn't endorsed on his site and this is the only one I've seen him endorse........go to the article to see the rest.......................

5.  Reconstitute local communities.  Develop a neighborhood credit/debit system. Stop spending all your time serving the corporate empire to collect bank credit.  That only fuels the empire system.

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Yessssssssss

Preach it brother!

 

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I believe if you were to start your own website more than a few folks from here would follow you over. You deal directly with the most important issues we are facing.

Great article

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strabes,

Excellent article.  Thanks for sharing.

I agree with the grassroots solutions.  That approach may or may not be successful.  However, I feel it is the only chance we have at changing things.  If even that is a possibility.  Unfortunately, it wiill require patience and long term, disciplined dedication (Anything worthwhile typically does). Something that is culturally in short supply in our country.  Keep up the good work.

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Strabes, congratulations, your article has been featured at info wars, you can find it at this link: http://www.infowars.com/wall-street-oligarchy-and-american-empire/ 

Your graphic does a great job making the point:

There is no doubt that the banks are on top of the power pyramid, our Republic and representative government are myths.

strabes wrote:

1) Be aware as we approach the next phase of economic decline. Do not be appeased with the Wall Street / DC solutions peddled by the same people that caused the problem. They will seduce us by appearing to make things more comfortable initially, but their design will centralize power further and make this problem worse. We must be willing to deal with short-term pain in order to develop a real fix.

They are not even pretending to fix the fundamentals anymore.  You're right, we won't hear much until the next crisis - then we will be rushed into a false solution that benefits the banks while stealing our money and freedom.

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3) Push the federal government to issue sovereign money—money that is not a debt to financiers.  The Constitution demands this in Article 1 Section 8.  It is the only way to fix the problem illustrated in the cashflow diagram above.  The United States is supposed to be a sovereign government, not subordinate to banks.

Yes lord!  Bring it on!

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4) Push your state legislatures to spend money into the system for infrastructure projects, rather than borrowing it from banks.  (see the Minnesota Transportation Act).  States are likewise supposed to be sovereign, not hostage to banks.

I'm really glad you inserted this important point for two reasons.  First, it will help decentralize the system by returning the power of the purse to the local level.  Second, it is much more doable to invoke change at a smaller level.

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8)  And for those in enforcement jobs who work for this system—police, IRS, FBI, etc. and my old honorable colleagues in the military: you are serving an oligarchy and the narcissistic Ivy Leaguers who run the empire for them. You are not serving the free, constitutional government of a republic. Do the honorable thing. 

Gutsy words...you may take some flack...but you have earned the right to say through your background in the military.

You've made my day with your great writing success.  And, it is encouraging to see that one man can make a difference. 

Larry 

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strabes,

Congratulations on getting a fine article published in a mainstream news source.  I am still not convinced that sovereign money or laws like the MTA will solve all of our problems but I do agree that at least then, we the people, would have more control over our destiny.  Cheers!

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Hi goes,

Just saw your signature  "What is the Philosophy of Liberty? http://www.isil.org/resources/introducti...

Great stuff!

Larry

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1Wow!  Great article Strabes!  You've hit a home run with this one!  Congrats

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Thanks guys.

goes, I agree.  There really is no solution to our current problems that won't cause a lot of pain given the level of debt inflation the world is living on right now.  But sovereign money returns power to where it's supposed to be...the elected government...and takes it away from those at the top of our debt system.  We all know elected governments screw up all the time too, but at least "the people" then have a voice in the system. 

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Arizone is introducing their own version of the MTA.  The biggest difference is that I think those legislators might just have the fortitude to pass the thing.

More information to come.

I just got all the info today, so it's going to take a couple days to read it.

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Thanks for the update Thomas.  Keep us posted.

Ellen Brown just wrote an article entitled "CAMPAIGNING FOR STATE-OWNED BANKS" in which she updates readers on state campaigns and the banking issue.  She doesn't mention Arizona so we look forward to your update.

Larry

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Here is the link to bill for the arizona version.

http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/49leg/2r/bills/hb2417p.htm

I've got a lot more material to read over, but there it is.  Multiple states picking up the idea of debt free, wealth based money.

 

It really doesn't matter who owns the banks, but the principles under which the money is moved into circulation.  I'll give her article a read though.

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Thomas Hedin...thank you for this important update.  Please keep us posted.

I know you have more investigating to do but there was point I wanted to comment on. 

6-1604. Direction to bank examiners

The banks are free of any reserve requirement affected by the creation of monies required under this chapter. The monies are deemed to be an asset to the bank, this state and the people of this state and are not a liability to anyone.

Can states direct bank regulators?  My understanding is that banks must maintain minimum capital and leverage ratios (though in practice, they usually look the other way).  It makes sense that if the newly created money is an asset to all concerned and no repayment is needed, then there isn't a liability posting.  Once the asset is paid to the contractors, the bank has neither an asset nor a liability.

We'll be watching for more details - you MTA guys are doing a fantastic job!

Larry

 

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strabes -

Well put sir.

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Thanks G.

Thomas and Larry, how do we let California know that they are a sovereign government?  In this article where Harvard punk Jamie Dimon warns that CA is in worse shape than Greece, the state officials seem to say they can do nothing about it.  Makes me ill to see how the constitutional system of sovereign states, and their towns and counties, has been overthrown by Ivy League narcissists working for debt owners.  Imagine the founders waking up to see the most powerful state in the union they created, with 37,000,000 people, being held hostage by a few pretty boys in expensive suits.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/financialcrisis/7326772...

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strabes,

Another excellent article.  I had missed your first and third articles so for those who may have done the same, I'm including them here. 

Most Recent Articles:

Wall Street Oligarchy and American Empire - Feb 24, 2010

Greece’s Financial Crisis and the Myth of Modern America - Feb 18, 2010

Corporate Empire vs. The People, Community, and Freedom - Feb 11, 2010

Reports From an ex-Corporate Insider - Feb 3, 2010

Keep up the excellent work.  I'm personally sending these articles to family, friends, and acquaintances as a primer to understanding our dire economic circumstances.  Thank you for all your efforts.  You ARE making a difference.  


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For some reason, this important graphic doesn't seem to be showing up on Page 1 of this thread.  So here is another try:

If you haven't seen this graphic before, it will help explain the writers point.

Larry

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Can states direct bank regulators?

Great question Larry.  The answer is a simple yes.  Byron did all the foot work on finding out the answer to that and will explain in much greater detail at the freedom law school conference in less that two weeks.

Byron asked that question directy to the FDIC, and their subject matter experts said the controlling factor in audits would be the state law.  As soon as he returns I'll have the video of the conference posted and available for everyone to view.  I'm also editing our latest video from a tea party thing we got invited to.   Hopefully I'll have it posted before the conference.

Yes there is a simple workable solution to all this.  This whole approach of permanant infrastructure would benifit the banks and the people fairly.  If the bankers understood what we are trying to do they would demand this thing get passed in every state.

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strabes wrote:

...how do we let California know that they are a sovereign government?  In this article where Harvard punk Jamie Dimon warns that CA is in worse shape than Greece, the state officials seem to say they can do nothing about it.

I saw that article, and he's right, under the current system, CA is sinking into the Pacific.  Ellen Brown (Web of Debt) is a resident of California and has written articles and sent letters, as an attorney, offering legal remedies to the state legislators and the governator.  Here are a few articles:

This might be a good place to insert some opinion, consistent with your article Cool

The corporate media runs away from this solution that needs to be discussed openly.  We will continue to have other serious dilemas; like peak oil, but if we take back our power to issue money free from banker debt, at least we would have the money to help mitigate the problems in earnest.

Larry

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Strabes,

Next time we talk we'll get into how to aproach the california government on this issue.  We have some resources available out there, and we are starting the process of working together with them to push this issue.

I just wanted to comment on one statement though.

Imagine the founders waking up to see the most powerful state in the union they created, with 37,000,000 people, being held hostage by a few pretty boys in expensive suits.

Then the founders would be able to see the result of allowing a debt money system to continue to operate in the newly formed country and legislating their way into the side of the benifit.

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But sovereign money returns power to where it's supposed to be...the elected government...and takes it away from those at the top of our debt system. 

Great article.

The sooner sovereign money is issued the better, as many observers think the next stage is a world currency that will be used to resolve the current crisis and make debt slaves forever.

The current system is only 300 years old but has to die and be replaced. For example if Joseph had put one cent in a bank at 5% compound interest when Jesus was born not only would it be worth the weight of the Earth in gold but it would be worth the weight of enough Earth's laid end to end that would stretch around 3 or4 light years. I think that makes a powerful argument against usury.

 

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Great article, Strabes! Why did this have to come from Canada, one wonders?

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The sooner sovereign money is issued the better, as many observers think the next stage is a world currency that will be used to resolve the current crisis and make debt slaves forever.

The scary part is that hardly anyone understands that the currency has absolutly nothing to do with money creation or destruction.  It's all a smoke screen for what is really going on.

The current system is only 300 years old but has to die and be replaced.

Ahmen!  Only a complete fool would defend fractional reserve banking.  It's nice to see a thinker capable of understanding that this debt money system has got to go!

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It's a good post by Strabes but don't confuse the fact that this is Damon Vrabel's writing from his column in Canada free press.

http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/20368

Strabes does post the URL and reference it but I notice other readers giving him kudos as if he actually wrote the piece not just posted it.

 

 

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That's because Strabes is Damon Vrabel.

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strabes wrote:

We do not live in a constitutional republic but rather a financial empire where the Wall Street oligarchy rules not only our lives but also the governments we elect.

strabes wrote:

This is why a high tech police/military control system is now in place across the US.  The government will make it very clear whom it serves and we will regret ever allowing the powers behind Wall Street to replace our constitutional government.

strabes wrote:

What most of us do not realize yet is we are governed by private banks, not elected representatives of a free republic.


strabes wrote:

The top of this system is the Federal Reserve and the Wall Street cartel—the real government of the United States.  [B]ankers run the US Treasury, tell presidents what to do, and staff the rest of the executive branch with their own representatives (the key officials in the cabinet and regulatory agencies are all members of the Wall Street banker club called the Council on Foreign Relations).

Strabes, congratulations on the exposure your work is getting. I respect your grit and think your article It is well written and rings true.

I have highlighted several key quotes from your article.  My understanding from reading your article is that Elite Bankers have formed a ring, The Council on Foreign Relations, which has infiltrated then taken control of the very centers of power in this country, including the most powerful branch of our Government, the Executive. In short: the United States has suffered a coup.

What I find interesting is that several Members of this forum have taken this very position only to be summarily dismissed as 'Conspiracy Theorist" while the offending thread was then sent to Siberia.  Yet, here we have a respected member of this forum, a graduate from the United States Military Academy, a former Army Officer, a graduate from Harvard Business School, someone who has experience on Wall Street and is a published columnist with The Canadian Free Press who openly states that this country has suffered a coup by the Banking elites of the Council on Foreign Relations.  How do we reconcile this?

Strabes, could you expand upon your position on the Council on Foreign Relations?  Who are they?  What are their origins?  What are their intentions with our Country?  Are they carrying out their own agenda or that of a more powerful ring higher up the food chain?  Who are your sources?  Are they documented? I believe your insight will be helpful in this reconciliation.

It is also my position that in listing excerpts from your eight part solution package from your article on this thread you did not include the most important one: Find national leaders who understand this issue.  Politicians who do not talk about it are either ignorant of our core problem or pawns of the empire.  Nacci.

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Nacci wrote:

Strabes, congratulations on the exposure your work is getting. I respect your grit and think your article It is well written and rings true.

I have highlighted several key quotes from your article.  My understanding from reading your article is that Elite Bankers have formed a ring, The Council on Foreign Relations, which has infiltrated then taken control of the very centers of power in this country, including the most powerful branch of our Government, the Executive. In short: the United States has suffered a coup.

What I find interesting is that several Members of this forum have taken this very position only to be summarily dismissed as 'Conspiracy Theorist" while the offending thread was then sent to Siberia.  Yet, here we have a respected member of this forum, a graduate from the United States Military Academy, a former Army Officer, a graduate from Harvard Business School, someone who has experience on Wall Street and is a published columnist with The Canadian Free Press who openly states that this country has suffered a coup by the Banking elites of the Council on Foreign Relations.  How do we reconcile this?

Nacci,

No one has been labeled a 'Conspiracy Theorist' for stating that the Federal Reserve and the Wall Street cartel control congress.   The thread of which you speak, clearly got off the subject of the movie in question, and moved to the topic of a 9/11 conspiracy.  This topic is clearly out of bounds for the mainstream site which is why it was moved.  If you don't understand why that can not be a front page topic on CM.com then I think it says more about your perspective of the subject than it does about the rest of the community.

I am sorry, but if you are trying to reach people, it is counter productive to put such a subject in a place where it is likely to turn off a large proportion of them.  At least that is my position and I doubt that I am alone.

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Nacci,

+1 Goes - no one is being labeled anything.
A controversial topic has a certain place - it's not up to either of us what is acceptable or not.

As to your question:

Note objective based goals.

Those are always helpful in framing your assertions.
Complaining without offering solutions doesn't do any good.
Especially on topics that lack any substantial evidence (regardless of how likely they are to be true).

No reason to let old threads spill into new ones.

Cheers,

Aaron

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Well Nacci, being an HBS grad is actually a big point against me on this issue.  :)   HBS deserves zero credibility...folks from there are largely responsible for what has happened.

My goal with this article was to layout the facts of the money power structure, and also how they further centralized power into the "bigs" after 08.  Unfortunately there's no room in a short article to fully explain.  But much of the power they have doesn't really have to do with CFR.  It's just a result of the debt-based money system we're stuck in...CM's 1st E.  It's a system that guaranteed the eventual bankruptcy of subordinate governments.  Controlling the levers of such an unstable money system gives private institutions an inordinate amount of power over everything else.  That's all. 

As far as CFR goes in this article, I just report the fact that all those key people are members.  Rather odd isn't it that 1 organization could fill all those slots?  As G Edward Griffin says (paraphrasing) "for example, imagine if everybody in those positions over all those years just so happened to all be members of 1 church...that would really say something about that church, wouldn't it?"   On other threads I've talked about CFR in more detail, but I've tried to keep it to what I know first-hand or what I deduce from watching how they're involved with current events.  I'm no authority on their history.  Others have looked far more in detail at the history, connections to international groups, etc.

Rather than a coup, it has happened more like a corporate LBO (perhaps the initial money takeover could be called a coup as some of the folks focused on that history have called it...but today's situation is more like an LBO).  Coordinated institutions working for their capital controllers built up a powerful leveraged position against the underlying entity, in this case the US.  That's the real purpose of the mega derivative positions, especially those on sovereign government debt.  The derivative holders now have power just like KKR had power over RJR when it used leverage, excessive debt, to take control.  Governments should just declare the positions fraudulent and void.  As long as they don't, we know who holds the power.

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Larry, check this out!

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