Thursday, December 24, 2015

Who Really Controls America’s Government?

Having established that there is an interlinking network of transnational corporations which control global commerce, the next step toward establishing a true and non-illusory view of the world is to demonstrate that these corporate powers are intertwined with the governments of nations. Indeed, the prevailing form of government on Earth is Corporate Fascism. This is true whether one is speaking in reference to the United States or to Russia, whether discussing the United Kingdom or China. The outward appearance of national governments is largely a charade. To use an expression from the previous chapter, it is “theater.” Even as the media has their “puppet theater,” so do the governments of the nations have their “political theater.”

What is Corporate Fascism? In 1932 an essay was published by Benito Mussolini, the Italian dictator, and Giovanni Gentile. The writing was titled La Dottrina del Fascismo (The Doctrine of Fascism). In this essay the following statement appears.

Fascism should more properly be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power.

Some writers in discussing the evident collusion between governments and corporations have declared what has arisen to be Fascism. Others define it as Corporatism. I have chosen to refer to it as Corporate Fascism. The word Fascism derives from the Latin Fascis which describes a bundle of rods attached to an axe. Fasces is the plural of Fascis. However, many English writers tend to use “Fasces” for both singular and plural references. The Fascis was carried by a Roman magistrate as a symbol of his authority.

On either side of the Speaker’s rostrum in the U.S. House of Representatives, there is an image of a Fascis hanging on the wall.

Fasces in the House of Representatives

America’s founding fathers adopted the fascis as a symbol of the government they had created. They were hearkening back to the Roman ideal from which it originated. The fascis is also a prominent feature of the Lincoln Memorial. Lincoln’s hands rest over the tops of two fasces.

The National Park Service has a page devoted to the Lincoln Memorial on which it describes the meaning of the fasces.

In ancient times, fasces were a Roman symbol of power and authority, a bundle of wooden rods and an axe bound together by leather thongs. Fasces represented that a man held imperium, or executive authority. Exercising imperium, a Roman leader could expect his orders to be obeyed, could dole out punishment, and could even execute those who disobeyed. The fasces he carried symbolized this power in two ways: the rods suggest punishment by beating, the axe suggests beheading. On its surface, the fasces imply power, strength, authority, and justice. Depicted throughout the Lincoln Memorial, the fasces mean all this and more. 

As one approaches the Lincoln Memorial from the plaza below, he or she passes by the first of these fasces at the base of the main stairs. The carving is easily missed even though it is more than ten feet tall, but to miss it is to miss the introduction to the theme of the memorial. There on the end of the wall is a carving of rods with an axe bound by a leather thong, the classic Roman fasces. The fasces indicate the power and authority of the state over the citizens, commanding respect. But there is a twist. A bald eagle's head sits atop the axe, an American touch on an ancient Roman symbol. Adding to the American-ness, there are thirteen rods shown in the fasces, suggesting the thirteen original states that achieved independence from Britain and formed the United States. Seen as symbols of the states, and the American motto "E Pluribus Unum," or "Out of Many, One," the rods bound together suggest the union of the states and their bond by the Constitution. Each state is weaker individually, but together, they are stronger. This concept is so important that it is presented long before visitors reach the building itself and see the representation of the Savior of the Union.

If you are an American and imbibed the usual political indoctrination throughout your school years, you may be shocked at what is written above on this official government website. Perhaps you were raised to view government as a servant of the people. After all the Constitution speaks of a government “of the people, by the people, and for the people.” Why adopt the fascis as the symbol of American government? “The rods suggest punishment by beating, the axe suggests beheading... The fasces indicate the power and authority of the state over the citizens.”

If any President exercised the power of the Federal government over the citizens of the nation, it was surely Lincoln. He used the full might and force of the U.S. military to wage war on America’s citizens. He imprisoned tens of thousands of northern citizens without charge or trial for the duration of the war simply because their opinions were considered a threat to his war aims. The American Civil War, which was conducted entirely under the Presidency of Abraham Lincoln, claimed the lives of an estimated 620,000 to 850,000 soldiers from both sides of the conflict, depending on which report is cited. It has been estimated that another 200,000 to 250,000 civilians died during the conflict as a direct result of the war.

The association of fascist forms of government with strong arm dictators is firmly established. Lincoln is no exception. Although the symbol may have originally had more positive associations, signifying strength through union, and limited federal government, it should be remembered that the Roman Republic eventually gave way to the Roman Empire where Caesars ruled with the authoritarian might of absolute dictators. It could be argued that the fascis adopted by America’s founding fathers prophesied symbolically of a similar path for this nation.

I think it should be self-evident that America can be rightly defined as a fascist state. The adoption of the symbol of the fascis speaks for itself. Yet it is important to clarify that America is a Corporatist Fascist state. The framers of America’s Constitution may have intended for the government to answer to the citizens of the nation, but this is no longer the case. It is now the corporations that have control of the government.

As misguided as Thomas Jefferson was (see the book Dragon Flood for details), he understood one thing correctly. One of the greatest threats to a free, peaceful, and prosperous society are the money powers of this world. In a letter dated May 28, 1816, addressed to John Taylor, Jefferson wrote the following.

The system of banking we have both equally and ever reprobated (expressed disapproval of). I contemplate it as a blot left in all our constitutions, which, if not covered, will end in their destruction, which is already hit by the gamblers in corruption, and is sweeping away in its progress the fortunes and morals of our citizens...

If, then, the control of the people over the organs of their government be the measure of its republicanism, and I confess I know no other measure, it must be agreed that our governments have much less of republicanism than ought to have been expected; in other words, that the people have less regular control over their agents, than their rights and their interests require...

Much I apprehend that the golden moment is past for reforming these heresies. The functionaries of public power rarely strengthen in their dispositions to abridge it...

And I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies...

It is interesting to note that in the nascent history of America as an independent nation, one of her most renowned founding fathers lamented that the republican form of government he had envisioned had not manifested according to his desires, and was under threat of being co-opted by outside powers. Jefferson measured a society’s republican status according to whether the citizens of the nation had control over their government. The first government under the new Constitution of the United States was seated in 1789. A mere 27 years later Jefferson was lamenting that there was a need to amend the Constitution to restore and safeguard the nation’s republican character.

In thinking of Jefferson’s disappointment in relation to the nation he had labored to establish, I am reminded of Christ’s words to the seven churches of Asia Minor as recorded in the opening chapters of the book of Revelation. Christ addressed the churches for their departure from a manifestation of His own life and character. The departure was so severe in some cases that Christ warned that their standing before God was in jeopardy.

Revelation 2:5
Remember therefore from where you have fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you, and will remove your lampstand out of its place - unless you repent.

Not being a Christian, Thomas Jefferson had no power to call upon to preserve his vision for a more perfect union, a union where special interests and outside powers were kept in check. The tendency of men toward corruption was only constrained by the separation of powers between the legislative, executive, and judiciary branches of government and the defined limits of those powers in the Constitution. Men, however, are seldom kept in check by law. The history of Israel from the time of Moses forward provides evidence of this fact. The Jewish people were soon devising disingenuous interpretations of the Law which enabled them to sin while pretending obeisance to God. Christ rebuked them often for their hypocrisy.

Mark 7:9-13
Then he said, "You skillfully sidestep God's law in order to hold on to your own tradition. For instance, Moses gave you this law from God: 'Honor your father and mother,' and 'Anyone who speaks disrespectfully of father or mother must be put to death.' But you say it is all right for people to say to their parents, 'Sorry, I can't help you. For I have vowed to give to God what I would have given to you.' In this way, you let them disregard their needy parents. And so you cancel the word of God in order to hand down your own tradition. And this is only one example among many others."

The jurists and politicians in America have done the same thing to the U.S. Constitution that the Jewish people did to the Law Yahweh delivered to Moses. The Constitution has been redefined to mean something quite different from the intent of the authors. Just as in the case of the Israelites, a charade has been carried on as dishonest men pretend to respect, defend, and abide by the Constitution. To state the matter plainly, America’s politicians and the media continually speak of the United States as a Constitutional Republic where the citizens are empowered through the exercise of democratic principles, while in reality the government operates as a Corporate Fascist state.

If you would walk in truth, you must abandon your pleasant illusions. America never attained to the vision that her founding fathers set forth. She was quickly corrupted by special interests. Her power and authority were usurped by those who had the coin to purchase influence. The year after Thomas Jefferson wrote his letter to John Taylor, he corresponded with Dr. Josephus B. Stuart. In that writing Jefferson stated, “The bank mania is one of the most threatening of these imitations. It is raising up a moneyed aristocracy in our country which has already set the government at defiance, and although forced at length to yield a little on this first essay of their strength, their principles are unyielded and unyielding.”

Jefferson understood the threat to a government “of the people, by the people, and for the people.” It was the financial powers, the bankers and industrialists of the world. They would persist until they had full control of the government, and the democratic process was nothing more than an empty exercise, an illusion of democratic government which the people continued to carry out, despite the fact that the citizens no longer had any real control.

It took time for the bankers to achieve complete power over the American government. Twice in the first century of America’s existence, a national bank was set up which began to exert an unwarranted control over American society and government. Twice, the national bank was closed down as the people and their elected officials perceived the bank’s threat to the American republic. The First Bank of the United States was largely brought about through the influence of Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury during George Washington’s Presidency. It was established in 1791, in the third year of the United State’s existence. Many people realized the threat such an institution represented to the liberties of the citizens and to the democratic process. William Pitt, then Prime Minister of England, stated, “Let the American people go into their debt-funding schemes and banking systems, and from that hour their boasted independence will be a mere phantom.”

On February 25, 1791 President George Washington signed the bank bill into law, establishing the First Bank of the United States (BUS). The charter for the bank was for twenty years. In 1811, when Congress had to vote on whether to renew the bank’s charter, the vote to renew failed by a single vote. For the next five years the United States existed without a central bank. In 1816 the Second Bank of the United States (SBUS) was voted into existence by Congress and signed into law by President James Madison. It too was given a twenty year charter. Interestingly, it was war debts that were used as the main justification to establish both of these central banks. The existing debts from the American Revolution were cited as the main impetus for establishing the First Bank of the United States, and debts incurred from the American conflict with England in the War of 1812 were cited as the main reason to establish the Second Bank of the United States. It is conveniently coincidental, is it not, that the year following the dissolution of America’s first central bank, the nation found itself engaged in a second costly war with England?

Through the expansion and retraction of credit, the SBUS caused chaos in the American economy, a ploy that has often been repeated by central bankers, and which has led to recent boom and bust cycles in the American and global economies. As the citizens of America became aware of the complicity of the SBUS in causing chaos in the national economy, a vocal opposition arose. The champion of this opposition was President Andrew Jackson. In a veto message given on July 10, 1832, Jackson stated the following.

It is maintained by some that the bank is a means of executing the constitutional power “to coin money and regulate the value thereof.” Congress have established a mint to coin money and passed laws to regulate the value thereof. The money so coined, with its value so regulated, and such foreign coins as Congress may adopt are the only currency known to the Constitution. But if they have other power to regulate the currency, it was conferred to be exercised by themselves, and not to be transferred to a corporation. If the bank be established for that purpose, with a charter unalterable without its consent, Congress have parted with their power for a term of years, during which the Constitution is a dead letter. It is neither necessary nor proper to transfer its legislative power to such a bank, and therefore unconstitutional.

With these words, President Jackson clearly defined the struggle that had been long taking place in the U.S. government. The Congress was being induced to abdicate its powers over the money of the nation as a cabal of bankers were seeking to usurp the same right. It was understood by men such as Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson that whoever controlled the nation’s money supply would inevitably control the government. This is a truth clearly understood by the bankers. In 1790 Mayer Amschel Rothschild, head of the Rothschild group of international bankers, said, “Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation and I care not who makes its laws.” This is a truth that Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France, understood as well. It was he who stated,

When a government is dependent upon bankers for money, they and not the leaders of the government control the situation, since the hand that gives is above the hand that takes. Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency; their sole object is gain.

It required a soldier with the courage of Andrew Jackson, a hero in the War of 1812, to defy the bankers and refuse to renew their charter. Members of Congress attempted to renew the charter for the central bank several years before it was due to expire. President Jackson opposed the bank’s renewal and vetoed the bill. His veto was sustained. The banking powers attempted to assassinate Jackson on more than one occasion, but were unsuccessful. Martin Van Buren reported in his autobiography that Jackson stated to him in 1832 “The bank, Mr. Van Buren, is trying to kill me, but I shall kill it.” One of the most famous quotes ascribed to Andrew Jackson relating to his war with the banking powers, is the following.

Gentlemen! I too have been a close observer of the doings of the Bank of the United States. I have had men watching you for a long time, and am convinced that you have used the funds of the bank to speculate in the breadstuffs of the country. When you won, you divided the profits amongst you, and when you lost, you charged it to the bank. You tell me that if I take the deposits from the bank and annul its charter I shall ruin ten thousand families. That may be true, gentlemen, but that is your sin! Should I let you go on, you will ruin fifty thousand families, and that would be my sin! You are a den of vipers and thieves. I have determined to rout you out, and by the Eternal I will rout you out!

With the dissolution of the Second Bank of the United States in 1836, American society entered into a period of its history where no central bank existed. This banking era was altered in 1863 when the National Banking Act was passed. Note that this occurred in the midst of the American Civil War. Wars have also been beneficial to banks and big business. This bill did not create a central bank like the First and Second Banks of the United States. However, it did establish federal regulations for the oversight of banks. Before the bill passed, each state had its own set of banking guidelines. In order to induce banks to come under the oversight of the Federal government, a tax of 10% was imposed upon state bank currency. This drove many state chartered banks to convert to national banks. By 1870 there were 1,638 national banks in the United States and only 325 state banks. The change in the financial character of America from state to federal control mirrored the shift of power that was taking place as the sovereignty of individual states was declining in the face of a massively expanding federal government.

Despite the fact that no central bank existed in the United States during this period, an immense financial power began to emerge. This financial power consisted of interlocking bank relationships in the United States, many of which had relationships with foreign banks, or were controlled by them.

JP Morgan
(Photographed by Edward Steichen in 1903. A trick of light was used to make the chair’s armrest appear as a dagger.)

By the early 1900s the immense wealth and power of the private bankers began to alarm members of Congress. In 1912 a congressional committee was convened to examine what was referred to as the “money trust.” J.P. Morgan was the leading figure of the money trust. J.P. Morgan, Chase & Co. is one of the leading financial corporations in the world today. Following is an excerpt from Wikipedia on the Pujo Committee which was formed to investigate the money trust.

In December 1912, Morgan testified before the Pujo Committee, a subcommittee of the House Banking and Currency committee. The committee ultimately found that a cabal of financial leaders were abusing their public trust to consolidate control over many industries: the partners of J.P. Morgan & Co. along with the directors of First National and National City Bank controlled aggregate resources of $22.245 billion. Louis Brandeis, later a U.S. Supreme Court Justice, compared this sum to the value of all the property in the twenty-two states west of the Mississippi River. 

This massive aggregation of wealth into the hands of a few men gave them immense influence over the politics of the nation. That financial wealth has a direct correlation to political power should not be difficult for a Christian to comprehend. The Bible reveals that men have always had a tendency to be corrupted through bribes. That American politicians sold their loyalty to whoever was willing to pay for it is merely a consequence of the sinful nature.

Proverbs 19:4
Wealth makes many friends...

Proverbs 19:6
Every man is a friend to him who gives gifts.

Exodus 23:8
And you shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the clear-sighted and subverts the cause of the just.

Psalms 26:9-10
Do not take my soul away along with sinners, nor my life with men of bloodshed, in whose hands is a wicked scheme, and whose right hand is full of bribes.

Proverbs 17:23
A wicked man receives a bribe from the bosom to pervert the ways of justice.

By the early 1900s the situation had become dire as the money powers expanded their control over the American economy and government. A number of Congressmen and Senators began to speak out in alarm. Among them was Congressman Charles A. Lindbergh Sr., who stated the following:

The government prosecutes other trusts, but supports the money trust. I have been waiting patiently for several years for an opportunity to expose the false money standard, and to show that the greatest of all favoritism is that extended by the government to the money trust.” 

Speaking of the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, Lindbergh stated,

This Act establishes the most gigantic trust on Earth. When the President signs this bill, the invisible government by the Monetary Power will be legalized, the people may not know it immediately but the day of reckoning is only a few years removed.... The worst legislative crime of the ages is perpetrated by this banking bill.
[Congressman Charles Lindbergh Sr., December 1911]

Despite the protests of Americans like Congressman Lindbergh, the Federal Reserve Act passed. Lindbergh’s statement, “the invisible government by the Monetary Power will be legalized,” and his prediction that the terrible consequences of this abdication of power by the government to a private corporation would become apparent in just a few years, seem in hindsight to be prophetic. Three years after the Federal Reserve Act passed, the U.S. Mint released a new dime that has come to be known as “the Mercury dime.” Officially this was the “Winged Liberty Head dime.” Yet, like many acts of government carried out by men with occult allegiances, there is the explanation given to the “profane,” and another explanation reserved for those who are worthy to be told the truth. In this case, however, the profane masses of American citizens easily saw through the deception and recognized the image on the dime as the Roman god Mercury.

Mercury Dime

Mercury was considered by the Romans to be the patron god of financial gain and commerce. The artist who created the impression for the Mercury Dime was Adolph Alexander Weinman. Adolph Weinman also sculpted the two Sphinxes which stand outside the House of the Temple in Washington, D.C.. The House of the Temple is the headquarters of Scottish Rite Freemasonry in North America. I am confident that Weinman was quite familiar with the occult significance of the images he was contracted to sculpt. Significant to the subject at hand is that the reverse side of the Mercury dime was adorned with the image of the fascis.

I believe this was a not-so-subtle message by the money powers that they now controlled the government of the United States. They now held the power to punish all those who defied their authority. In the same fateful year of 1913 when the Federal Reserve Act was passed transferring the control of America’s money to a private corporation of international bankers, the Sixteenth Amendment to the Constitution was ratified. This amendment gave Congress the right to enact an income tax, but income was NOT defined as payment received for labor. The 16th amendment did NOT create a wage tax. Nevertheless, the government and Internal Revenue Service would later declare the Sixteenth Amendment to have given Congress the authority to implement a wage tax on the American populace. Thus 1913 became a very dark year for the citizens of America. It was the ultimate year of the enslavement of the people by the money powers.

Opposing the money powers is a dangerous act. Another early opponent of the Federal Reserve was Senator Robert M. La Follette. A Wikipedia article on Senator La Follette states, “La Follette has been called ‘arguably the most important and recognized leader of the opposition to the growing dominance of corporations over the Government.’” The money powers are the chief promoters of war. Senator La Follette stated, “Every nation has its war party... It is commercial, imperialistic, ruthless. It tolerates no opposition.”

Senator La Follette experienced the ruthless tactics of the money powers when he stood firmly against entry into World War I. He was one of only 6 U.S. Senators to vote against entry into the war. He was treated slanderously in the media and among other politicians. In a speech before the Senate He stated the following:

Six Members of the Senate and 50 Members of the House voted against the declaration of war. Immediately there was let loose upon those Senators and Representatives a flood of invective and abuse from newspapers and individuals who had been clamoring for war, unequaled, I believe, in the history of civilized society. Prior to the declaration of war every man who had ventured to oppose our entrance into it had been condemned as a coward or worse, and even the President had by no means been immune from these attacks.

Since the declaration of war the triumphant war press has pursued those Senators and Representations who voted against war with malicious falsehood and recklessly libelous attacks, going to the extreme limit of charging them with treason against their country.

This campaign of libel and character assassination directed against the Members of Congress who opposed our entrance into the war has been continued down to the present hour, and I have upon my desk newspaper clippings, some of them libels upon me alone, some directed as well against other Senators who voted in opposition to the declaration of war.

In 1932 Congressman Lindbergh’s son, Charles Lindbergh Jr., was regarded as the most popular man in America. In 1927, at the age of 25, he became the first person to fly non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean, from New York to Paris. This gained him instant fame. Like his father, he was a member of the America First party, an isolationist group that did not believe America should involve itself in European wars. In the book Dragon Flood I have set forth the actions of the money powers in fomenting global wars. It is always the bankers and industrialists who profit from war. A man of Lindbergh’s popularity, who publicly stood against America joining World War II, was a problem for the money trust. The views of the Lindberghs stood in direct opposition to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Roosevelt hailed from the New York banking community, and was thoroughly a servant of the financial powers.

In 1932, what has come to be known as “the crime of the century” was committed when Charles Lindbergh Jr.’s twenty month old son was kidnapped. The child’s body was discovered two months later. Two years after the kidnapping and murder, the crime was blamed on a German immigrant named Bruno Hauptmann. The trial was a farce with manufactured evidence and false witnesses. Hauptmann maintained his innocence to the end, even when an offer was made to commute his death sentence to life in prison if he would admit his guilt. The Lindbergh family was so beset with public interest in these events, and intrusions of their lives, that after the trial they secretly fled to Europe to regain some privacy. In doing so the schemes of the money powers were fulfilled as they rid themselves of a main source of popular opposition to America entering the war in Europe.

Another champion of the people who stood against the money trust was Congressman Louis T. McFadden. I believe Congressman McFadden would perceive the esoteric message found on the Mercury dime. He confessed that the U.S. government had been usurped by the private banking corporation known as the Federal Reserve. With the patron god of the bankers on one side of the dime, and the fascis of government on the other, the establishment of a Corporate Fascist state was being proclaimed. Following are a selection of quotations by this duly elected government official.

It was not accidental (the 1929 stock-market crash). It was a carefully contrived occurrence. ... The international bankers sought to bring about a condition of despair here so that they might emerge as rulers of us all.

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is eager to enter into close relationship with the Bank for International Settlements... The conclusion is impossible to escape that the State and Treasury Departments are willing to pool the banking system of Europe and America, setting up a world financial power independent of and above the Government of the United States... The United States under present conditions will be transformed from the most active of manufacturing nations into a consuming and importing nation with a balance of trade against it.

What is needed here is a return to the Constitution of the United States. We need to have a complete divorce of Bank and State. The old struggle that was fought out here in Jackson's day must be fought over again... The Federal Reserve Act should be repealed and the Federal Reserve Banks, having violated their charters, should be liquidated immediately. Faithless Government officers who have violated their oaths of office should be impeached and brought to trial.

We have in this country one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever known. I refer to the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Reserve Banks, hereinafter called the FED. They are not government institutions. They are private monopolies which prey upon the people of these United States for the benefit of themselves and their foreign customers.

The Federal Reserve (Banks) are one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever seen. There is not a man within the sound of my voice who does not know that this Nation is run by the International Bankers.

The money powers sought to silence Senator McFadden. They attempted to assassinate him twice. Some believe they succeeded in their third attempt.

On May 23, 1933, Congressman Louis T. McFadden brought formal charges against the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Bank system, The Comptroller of the Currency and the Secretary of United States Treasury, for numerous criminal acts, including but not limited to, CONSPIRACY, FRAUD, UNLAWFUL CONVERSION, AND TREASON. The petition for Articles of Impeachment has thereafter been referred to the Judiciary Committee and has YET TO BE ACTED ON.

Congressman Louis McFadden died a mysterious death in 1936. The only reference I could find of it comes from the excessively right wing rag of the time, “Pelley’s Weekly,” that stated on Oct. 14th: “Now that this sterling American patriot has made the Passing... it became known among his intimates that he had suffered two attacks against his life. The first attack came in the form of two revolver shots fired at him from ambush as he was alighting from a cab in front of one of the Capital hotels. Fortunately both shots missed him, the bullets burying themselves in the structure of the cab. He became violently ill after partaking of food at a political banquet at Washington. His life was only saved from what was subsequently announced as a poisoning by the presence of a physician friend at the banquet, who at once procured a stomach pump and subjected the Congressman to emergency treatment."

Thirty years later another popular leader stood in opposition to the money powers. This man was President John F. Kennedy.

On April 27, 1961 President Kennedy gave a speech to the American Newspaper Publishers Association at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. The quotations in the image above are taken from that speech. I will repeat them here with additional content for those who have difficulty viewing the image.

The very word "secrecy" is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings...

Our way of life is under attack. Those who make themselves our enemy are advancing around the globe. The survival of our friends is in danger. And yet no war has been declared, no borders have been crossed by marching troops, no missiles have been fired.

If the press is awaiting a declaration of war before it imposes the self-discipline of combat conditions, then I can only say that no war ever posed a greater threat to our security. If you are awaiting a finding of "clear and present danger," then I can only say that the danger has never been more clear and its presence has never been more imminent.

It requires a change in outlook, a change in tactics, a change in missions - by the government, by the people, by every businessman or labor leader, and by every newspaper. 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 - on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas 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. It conducts the Cold War, in short, with a war-time discipline no democracy would ever hope or wish to match.

John F. Kennedy angered the powers-that-be, refusing to be controlled by special interests, and he too paid with his life. I am reminded of David’s words when he was informed of the murder of Ishbosheth, the son of King Saul, and ruler of Israel.

II Samuel 4:9-12
“As Yahweh lives, who has redeemed my soul out of all adversity, when one told me, saying, ‘Behold, Saul is dead,’ thinking to have brought good news, I took hold of him, and killed him in Ziklag, which was the reward I gave him for his news. How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house on his bed, shall I not now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?” David commanded his young men, and they killed them, and cut off their hands and their feet, and hanged them up beside the pool in Hebron.

President John F. Kennedy was killed as he rode beside his wife in an open convertible on a sunny day in the streets of Dallas, Texas. After Kennedy had been shot once, his terrified wife turned to help her husband when he was then shot a second time. In horror and shock she sought to climb over the trunk of the car to escape the carnage. Those money powers and world rulers of wickedness who would commit such unrighteous acts deserve the same treatment that David exacted on the murderers of Ishbosheth. One day they will be punished by Yahweh, but that day is not yet.

Even more recently, another politician elected by the people of the United States to represent them in government, experienced a similar fate. He too dared to stand against the money powers. Congressman Lawrence Patton McDonald was a cousin of General George S. Patton who was also killed by the money powers at the end of World War II. I have written about that incident in the book Dragon Flood. You should be beginning to see a pattern here. Whether an influential private citizen, a powerful military official, or a member of the U.S. government, those who stand in opposition to the true powers that rule the nation will be silenced. As Senator La Follette stated, “Every nation has its war party... It is commercial, imperialistic, ruthless. It tolerates no opposition.” I have made mention of only a few among a great many who have met similar ends.

Brothers and sisters, in 1913 the U.S. Congress and President handed over the governance of America to private corporations. The Federal Reserve is a private corporation whose constituent members are global banks which are also corporations. As demonstrated in the preceding chapter, these banking corporations are interlinked with transnational corporations in the oil, automotive, electronics, military hardware, precious metals, mining, and numerous other industries. Is it any wonder that the policies of American government always work to the benefit of the transnational corporations? Have you not yet understood why corporations pour so much money into elections and the lobbying of U.S. government officials?

Consider that since 1913 the United States has been engaged in almost continual wars all across the globe: World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, War in Yugoslavia, the first and second invasions of Iraq, War in Afghanistan, War in Libya, War in Syria, War in Ukraine, etc.. These wars were not fought to safeguard American interests as the government and media declared. They were wars of corporate interest. They were wars fought for control of the resources of nations, resources coveted by transnational corporations, and for the establishment of other Corporate Fascist regimes.

I highly recommend the book War is a Racket written in 1935 by U.S. Marine Major General Smedley Butler. After a career in the U.S. military, including service during World War I, General Smedley Butler came to the realization that the only ones who profit from war are bankers and corporations, and their profits are huge. General Butler sadly confessed that he had spent his years in military service as an “enforcer” for the biggest, most corrupt, group of racketeers that exist in this world. Blinded by patriotic fervor, few in the military realize that they are not servants of the United States people, nor are their activities promoting the welfare of America as a nation. They are indentured servants of a corporate fascist government system that seeks always its own interests and profits. General Smedley Butler wrote:

I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.
[Source: Smedley D. Butler, War is a Racket]

Brothers and sisters, this is the real world with the illusions stripped away. The Space Race, like the Cold War, was just one more fiction of the corporate fascists to engage the populace in supporting their ultimate goals of global domination. We are nearing the end game. Things will get very interesting in the days ahead.

Note: This post has been edited to correctly identify "fascis" as the singular form, and "fasces" as the plural form, of the Roman symbol.

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