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T06060.jpghe wealthiest families in the world earned the name "The Money Mafia" as they muscled, bribed and threatened the State governors and federal and State legislators of the continuous 48 States to ratify the 16th and 17th Amendments and, what would have been the 18th Amendment had they enacted a third constitutional resolution that would have taken America off the gold standard between 1909.and the election of Thomas Woodrow Wilson in 1912. Those in the State legislatures who were exposed to the financial giants at the pinnacle of power not only in the United States, but in the emerging New World Order were shocked to learn there were men so powerful that presidents and prime ministers trembled when their voices rumbled. Men so powerful that a single word from them, uttered privately, could bring the careers of prominent Congressmen or Senators to an abrupt end.

Ask anyone on the street if they can name the wealthiest family or individual in the world and the odds are the first name you will hear will be Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, or Sam Walton's kids who now run the Walmart retail dynasty, or Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple™ computers and a host of other very technical electronic gizmos; or Jeff Bezos who owns Amazon.com; Sergy Brin of Google, or collectively Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moscovitz, and Chris Hughes of Facebook fame that reduced My Space.com to empty space along the information superhighway, or Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Noah Glass and Boz Stone of Twitter, the social internet moguls. But, you would be wrong on all counts because the richest men in the world could buy the wealth of any of these men or their families with their personal checkbooks. Most of the richest men in the world own oil. Others own, well, owned everything else without interference from the government until they enacted of the Sherman Antitrust Act in 1890 that somehow prevents everyone but them from owning monopolies.

When US District Court Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis broke Standard Oil into 33 separate companies on August 3, 1907 and personally fined John D. Rockefeller, Sr. $29.24 million [Rockefeller controlled 88% of all oil refining in the United States and over 50% of all refined oil sales in the world] went from being the richest man in the United States to being the wealthiest man in the world because he was not required to divest himself of any of the assets owned by Standard Oil prior to the break-up. Rockefeller neverthless appealed Landis' decision not because of the break-up, but the personal fine.

Appellate Court Judge Peter S. Grosscup upheld the break-up but quashed the fine as being personally punitive against Rockefeller when the court action was not against an individual but a corporate holding company called Standard Oil. On May 15, 1911 the US Supreme Court upheld the break-up of Standard Oil, making Rockefeller eleven times richer than he was on May 14. (When the US District Court Judge Harold Green broke up Ma Bell (AT&T) in 1982 he didn't make the same mistake Landis made in 1907. AT&T was required to dispose of the break-up assets. All AT&T was allowed to keep was the long distance lines. The Baby Bells divided up the nation, making a weaker, not a stronger, telephone system in the United States. The anti-big business lobby won—and profited handsomely. Only the American people suffered with poor service and higher costs.

The Money Mafia families which own all of the interlocking shares of the very privately-owned Federal Reserve System also share in the ownerships of the central banks in the other industrialized nations (just as some of the key players in the European central banks own shares in the Federal Reserve. Since those families (many of whom are not bankers by trade) are all provided complete anonymity. This anonymousness became carved in stone in 1917. A hungry young reporter working for Leslie's Weekly in 1907, Bertie Forbes, became the rumor mill financier John Pierpont Morgan first used to suggest that the Knickerbocker Bank in New York was about to fail in order to create the nationwide bank panic Morgan needed to justify the creation of a privately-owned central bank in the United States. The Knickerbocker Bank, of course, was not in jeopardy of collapse until the rumors became a self-fulfilling prophecy. Forbes, who was Malcom Forbes' father and Steve Forbes grandfather, won a ringside seat to the world of high finance. Most of the important insider-financial stories broke through his typewriter. Hearst Newspapers, which lived on yellow journalism, hired him. The problem was, once he began working for William Randolph Hearst, Hearst, not JP Morgan, controlled what Forbes wrote and the slant he put on it. In 1917 Forbes, with financing that likely came from Morgan, started Forbes Magazine. One of the things Bertie Forbes decided to add into his publication was an annual list of the wealthiest individuals in America. He thought such a list would be of interest to his readers.

When the first such list was published, Forbes gave the honor of wealthiest American to John D. Rockefeller who was not only the wealthiest American, but either the first or second wealthiest man in the world..The backlash was immediate. And severe. Forbes received a phone call from Rockefeller who told Forbes that he—Forbes—was going to pick up every copy of his magazine from every store in America, and he was personally going to buy back every copy of the magazine that was sold—anywhere. If he didn't, he would never write another word for any publication in the country. Needless to say, since magazines were largely sold over-the-counter and not by paid-subscription, Forbes would have no way of knowing who bought a copy at their local cigar store or newsstand. Not only did Forbes get the message, so did every newspaper and magazine in the country.

The richest families in the world are insulated from any form of scrutiny. They are invisible even if you know their mythical names. Only the "poor rich" (like the names listed above) appear on the Forbes or Fortune lists of America's 50, 100 or 500 wealthiest families. The world's wealthiest families never are because, in part, real wealth can't be measured in terms of dollars because no one knows the sum of wealth—not even the families which possess it. The tabloids don't write about them because their lives are as private as their wealth. Paparazzos don't lay in wait to get their pictures. In fact, they are seldom ever photographed by the media they own or control. They live on the pinnacle of the world, but as far as that world is concerned, they don't exist. Today's history buffs know their names and their roles in shaping the world we live in today. But even more, today's leaders in industry and finance know their names—as does every national politician and world leader who needs their benevolence and fears their names.

In Europe, the names prime ministers and parliamentarians fear are Baring, Erlinger, Fould, Kuhn, Lazard, Loeb, Mallet, Miraband, Nobel, Rhodes, Rothschild, Schneider, Seligman and Speyers. In the United States, among the Money Mafia names are Astor, Burns, Carnegie, Davis, Dawkins, Dillon, DuPont, Dulles, Flagler, Gilbert, Gould, Grenfell, Guggenheim, Hanna, Leffingwell, Mellon, McCormick, Morgan, Root, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt and Waldorf, and Warburg. All told, there were about one hundred families in the United States and Europe who controlled the industrial world's banking system until the end of World War II when the utopians created the World Bank and began bribing our enemies to be our friends—with our tax dollars. That's a lot like giving the grade school bully your lunch or pocket change to keep him from beating you up. In the real world, the Old World Order—the royals and the landed gentry began losing their grip on global power as the 20th century broke on the horizon in Europe. The lofty objectives of the princes of industry and the barons of banking were suddenly at odds with the goals of the monarchies who ruled kingdoms which have existed since medieval days.

As it prepared to enter the promises of the 20th century, Europe was a boiling pot of intrigue as the continent's own Money Mafia which stood behind the seats of governance in Europe's nation-states jockeyed for more financial, economic and social power over the working class. At the same time, the disenfranchised of Europe, emotionally fueled by the socialists who preached equality from the lecterns of the universities and religious freedom from the pulpits of he churches, prepared for revolution as they sought liberty from blue-blooded tyrants who believed the blood of the royals was somehow different from the blood of the working class because the perpetual power to govern rested solely in their hands.

War was brewing on the continent, but in the opening days of the 20th century it was merely a disdainful rumbling, the the distant thunder of an impending storm which the world chose to ignore. Most convinced themselves that the distant thunder was merely the sounds of a rapidly expanding world economy bulging at its seams as it sought new outlets for its wares. The 20th century offered both the industrialist and the banker a heretofore unimagined opportunity for increased wealth and prosperity. Only one thing stood in their way—the nations themselves.

Each had their own dreams and visions of the future. The industrialists envisioned a Europe they would dominate—from the markets in Paris, London, Berlin, Stockholm and Amsterdam to St. Petersburg to Rome—a world without trade barriers or tariffs to restrict their transnational marketing activities. The bankers envisioned a Europe without borders, ruled by a consortium of men like themselves who possessed not only vast wealth but the knowledge of how to use that wealth to create a profitable global society in which hey would control the counting houses that partitioned the wealth and divided the spoils of the swat equity of the working class. Their New World Order would be an economic utopia in which all men could, and would, be productive members of a world system without war, prejudice or cultural contempt or hatred.

The world erupted into a war that no nation wanted and every nation on the continent tried hard to prevent. Every war begins because someone wanted it to start. The lightning rod in 1914 was communism. The first lightning bolt was the assassination of Austrian Archduke Ferdinand (a Hapsburg royal) and his commoner wife, Sophie Chotek, in the streets of Sarajevo, Bosnia on June 28, 1914. But to claim that the assassination of the heir to the Hapsburg throne was the catalyst that brought all of the nations of Europe to the battlefield was the reason the world went to war in 1914 is like claiming it's the cigarette after sex that makes a woman pregnant.

The world went to war in 1914 because the Money Mafia needed a crisis of catastrophic proportions to prepare the world for the cure—world government. That, alone, was the reason the world went to war in 1914.

As Thomas Woodrow Wilson, the Money Mafia's personal and privately-owned president, prepared America's young-bloods for Europe's war, Congress hurriedly enacted an anti-competition law that was loosely disguised as an anti-trade bill called The Trading With the Enemy Act of 1917. The Trading With the Enemy Act prevented anyone—except the transnational bankers and industrialists in the Money Mafia—from doing business with enemies of the United States during times of war. (During World War II the Bank of England—Great Britain's privately owned central bank—loaned millions of pounds to Germany. Britain financed, in part, Germany's war against England.) Ford Motor Co. and Standard Oil continued doing business with Germany throughout the war years. Ford and Standard Oil had working arrangements I.G. Farben, the company which shared ownership of the chemical Zyklon-B with the German chemical giant Degesch (the gas used to kill the Jews in the death camps, dispensed through the shower heads in the baths in the Auschwich System which included Birkenau, Belzer, Sobibor, Chelmno, Majdanek, Treblinka and the Warsaw ghetto in Poland as well as Dachau in Germany, Janowska in Ukraine, Jasenovac in Croatia, Sajmsiste in Serbia and Maly Trotenets in Belarus).

It would be the Trading With the Enemy Act of 1917 that princes of industry used so effectively in WWI to evade being charged with providing aid to an enemy or simply treason, that Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal Democrats would modify in 1933 in order to classify the American people as enemies of their own government so FDR could justify seizing the gold coins and gold certificates legally owned and possessed by those citizens. The same law has been used for the last four decades to nullify the 4th Amendment and seize the assets of Americans without due process. First the federal government used the seizure facets of the Trading With the Enemy Act to seize the assets of crime family figures without due process simply by "arresting" the assets. This made it difficult for those accused of racketeering to pay for top notch lawyers since all of their assets were "under arrest" and being held without bail.

It worked so well, federal, state, county and local law enforcement officers use unconstitutional seizure laws to punish law-abiding citizens who look like they may have done something wrong, and have too much cash on them. Since the police can't arrest people because they look guilty or stupid, what happens—if the suspect has too much money on him (or her)—the law enforcement officer arrests the money and lets the suspect go. A New Jersey woman lost her late model Oldsmobile because her son, who was driving her car, stopped at a local store and shoplifted a pair of pants. The cops arrested the car. It was sold at auction. Now that was an expensive pair of pants. The most common loss of cars come from "johns" who discover too late that they propositioned female police officers. Losing your car over a raging libedo is pretty hard to explain to the "little woman" at home—particularly if the car he was driving that day belongs to her.

Increasingly today the police, the prosecutors, and the judges whose job it is supposed to be to make sure that justice is meted fairly and in an unbiased manner, are more dangerous and pose a bigger threat to the people of the United States than all of the killers, rapists, drug dealers and petty thugs who prowl the streets of America—because the people themselves have become the new profit center for the bureaucracy we call "law enforcement."

We, the People, are now living in perilous times. To aid cities, counties and States generate desperately needed revenue to meet growing budget shortfalls created by shrinking tax revenues caused by rapidly increasing unemployment and a shrinking tax base, far too many cities, counties and States are now unconstitutionally targeting their own populations to unconstitutionally raise the revenue required to meet those shortfalls which, more times that not, were legislated decades before, with the debt load falling on someone who was in elementary school when the debts were enacted. I've never met a legislator who wanted to get reelected who would hesitate to create a consumer debt that someone else's unborn grandchild will have to pay.

The problems which plague our nation and the other nations in the industrialized world who have surrendered upwards of half of their jobs to the utopian global societal planners who are realigning the employment base of the world is that, in dumbing down the human chattel in industrialized America for their future role as residents of an economically-dependent second-tier world power, we are also surrendering American industrial productivity to our enemies who now have our jobs, our factories, and our defense-building capacity while we, the mightiest nation on Earth, now have empty factories rusting away in empty industrial parks. America, the Great, no longer possesses the economic strength nor financial wherewithal to remain the most powerful nation on Earth.

In their proemial efforts to prepare America for its hapless future as a jobless, multicultural socialist community of have-nots, and remembering the stories their parents told them of the days when America was the job-basket of the world, American citizens will be the illegals of tomorrow, sneaking across both our northern and southern borders looking for work. The Money Mafia, which no longer professes loyalty to any one nation, is close to achieving its goal, started in 1914, to erase the nation-states and create a stateless world government controlled by them. No longer is it a question of whether or not world government can be achieved. Sadly, it can be. Tragically, it will be. The only unanswered question is: "When."


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