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Money Power World Rule

Written by Subject: Philosophy: Fascism
Money Power World Rule - by Stephen Lendman

The late Georgetown University historian Carroll Quigley said in his book titled, "Tragedy and Hope:"

"(T)he powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences."

By controlling democratic and despotic governments as well as others in between, they've moved closer to absolute global control of money, credit and debt to dominate economies, politics, commerce, and imperial adventurism. As a result, they've benefitted handsomely at the expense of nations and popular interests.

Josiah Stamp, former Director of the Bank of England said:

"Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The bankers own the earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create money, and with the flick of the pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again."

"However, take it away from them, and all the great fortunes like mine will disappear and they ought to disappear, for this would be a happier and better world to live in. But, if you wish to remain the slaves of bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create money."

Aesop said "We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office." Bankers with money power are the most pernicious of all.

Ellen Brown's must-read book titled, "Web of Debt" discussed private banking, how it usurped money creation power, and how we can get it back.  

She explained what growing numbers know about the malignant effects of its destructive power. Everyone should understand that the Fed isn't federal. It's a private banking cartel owned by its major bank members in 12 Fed districts. New York has controlling power through its majority interest.

As a result, the Fed rules globally with the European Central Bank, Bank of England, and Bank of Japan. They're the world's dominant central banks along with the Bank for International Settlements - the central bank for central bankers, or unaccountable banking boss of bosses.

In America, except for coins, banks create money called Federal Reserve notes, in violation of the Constitution under Article I, Section 8 that gives Congress sole power "To coin (create) money (and) regulate the value thereof....;"

Coins and paper money comprise less than 3 percent of America's money supply. The rest is in computer entries for loans.

Banks create money that didn't previously exist. Around 30% of it is for their private accounts - for speculation and other non-productive purposes.

A 1960s Chicago Fed booklet called Modern Money Mechanics explained how through "fractional reserve" banking, saying:

"(Banks) do not really pay out loans from the money they receive as deposits. If they did this, no additional money would be created. What they do when they make loans is to accept promissory notes in exchange for credits to the borrowers' transaction accounts."

Money is created by "building up" deposits in the form of loans. They, in turn, become more deposits, not the reverse. The system goes back centuries based on the idea that paper receipts can be issued and loaned out repeatedly.

Under the gold standard, enough had to be held in reserve so depositors had access to their money. Today it's run the presses, anything goes, and print it like confetti, even if currency debasement's risked.

Fractional reserve banking literally creates money out of thin air. It's then used to create multiples more.

Unlike previous times, today's major banks are "giant betting machine(s)." Traditional banking is a lost art, at least at the mega-bank level. Most, or at least many, community ones operate responsibly.

Run recklessly, banking giants use multi-trillions for high-risk casino-type operations, through devices like derivatives and securitization scams.

Since Andrew Jackson's presidency (1829 - 1837), the federal debt hasn't been paid off, only interest to bankers and other owners of US obligations.

The 16th Amendment let Congress levy an income tax so bankers could be paid interest on federal debt. If America controlled its own money, it would be interest-free, and taxing people to pay it wouldn't be necessary.

Early colonists did it. So did Lincoln. Why not now by returning money power to public hands where it belongs. Onerous taxes would be minimized or eliminated. Money for productive growth could be created inflation-free. Prosperity could be sustained. Full employment and social justice would be possible.

Imagine that America. Imagine the entire world that way, instead of one plagued booms, busts, inflation, deflation, instability, crisis, and perhaps the greatest ever Depression today bankers caused for their own self-interest to achieve greater consolidation, wealth and power.

In September 2010, a trader named Alessio Rastani on BBC said "governments don't rule the world. Goldman Sachs rules the world." As a result, "(t)he savings of millions of people are going to vanish."

Warning viewers to prepare, he said the "economic crisis is like a cancer. If you just wait and wait thinking this will go away, just like a cancer it's going to grow and it's going to be too late."

He added that most traders "don't really care about having a fixed economy, having a fixed situation. Our job is to make money from" whatever goes on, up or down, good or bad. "Personally, I've been dreaming of this moment for three years. I go to bed every night and I dream of another recession."

"When the market crashes....if you know what to do, if you have the right plan set up, you can make a lot of money from this."

In 1929, rampant fraud caused the crash. In summer 2007, market scholar/analyst Jeremy Grantham warned of a "slow-motion train wreck" caused by "the first truly global bubble."

Market manipulated speculation caused it. Money power in private hands gamed the system destructively.

Supposedly, the Fed was established to stabilize the economy, smooth out the business cycle, maintain  healthy sustainable growth, create price stability, control inflation, and work for the betterment of everyone.

The 1978 Full Employment and Balanced Growth Act (called the Humphrey-Hawkins Full Employment Act) was enacted to fulfill the mandate of the Employment Act of 1946 by pursuing "maximum employment, production, purchasing power," price stability, and balanced trade cooperatively with private enterprise.

It also required the Fed to pursue monetary policy for long-term sustainable growth with minimum inflation and stable prices. Specific goals included maximum unemployment of no more than 3% for persons aged 20 or over, not more than 4% for those aged 16 or over, and inflation not exceeding 4%.

In fact, a 1988 target of zero inflation was set. The law let Congress revise goals over time, but its purpose was to achieve sustainable, full employment low inflationary growth with Fed governors providing responsible monetary policy to help.

Instead, before and after Humphrey-Hawkins, they've been economic crashes, multiple recessions, instability, high inflation, soaring unemployment, the Great Depression, and today's Greatest Depression expected to persist for years and leave incalculable human wreckage behind.

Fed policy also caused soaring consumer debt, record budget and current account deficits, an unprecedented national debt at exceeding 118% of GDP rising exponentially, high levels of personal bankruptcies and mortgage loan defaults, America's manufacturing base offshored abroad, a secular declining economy, an unprecedented wealth disparity, over one third of US households impoverished, eroding social services, and a nation pursuing unbridled militarism helped by Fed complicity funding it.

A Final Comment

Clearly, money power in private hands failed. It's wrecking the country, devastating the American dream, impoverishing millions, destroying jobs, contaminating the environment, and funding America's military machine that's ravaging the world one country at a time, and threatening humanity with extinction.

Job one should be stopping this monster from doing more harm, returning money power to public hands,  using it responsibly to restore what decades of Fed policy destroyed, and hope it's not already too late.

OWS and global protesters must grasp this as top goal to achieve others for long-denied social justice currently being lost entirely because corrupt politicians plan it with bankers.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at

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Comment by Larry Stuler
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             The federal government has absolutely no jurisdiction over a sovereign American as the Constitution only grants the government jurisdiction over foreign commerce, interstate commerce, and trade with the Indians.  This is because the Constitution is subordinate to the Declaration of Independence which states clearly that “all men are created equal” (and, of course, women).  The United States Code (U.S.C.) lists the organic legal documents of America in the following order:  “The Declaration of Independence”, “The Articles of Confederation”, “The Northwest Ordinance”, and “The Constitution”.  All statutes (laws) within the U.S.C. must, therefore, conform to the jurisdiction of the Constitution.  Intrastate commerce is simply human action – all Americans are equal with no one having any power over anyone else.

            Of course your first response to the above statement is that you must do whatever the I.R.S., the A.T.F., the S.E.C., the F.D.A., the E.P.A., the F.C.C., the F.T.C., etc. tell you to do or face criminal charges. 

            There can be no federal regulation that applies to a sovereign American as the federal government has no jurisdiction over intrastate commerce (human action), so there must be something else going on since all statutes (laws) must derive their authority from the Constitution.

            Here’s what’s going on:  Great Britain never gave up in its attempt to lay its taxes from the mid-1700’s, the Stamp Act and the Townshend Acts, on the colonies.  Even though Great Britain lost the American Revolution it still considers America its subject.  Knowing that the Constitution does not and cannot grant the federal government any jurisdiction over intrastate commerce, it sent in its bankers to slowly and deceitfully take over America through the foreign commerce clause.  Even today, the banking center of the world is located in London, known as the “Crown”. 

            Rather than go into all the detail here, I will list the Posts from my Blog, “The Social Security Scam”, with a slight description of the information to be found at each link.  Or you can immediately go to to see the “Bankers’ Blueprint to Destroy American Sovereignty” as this link to the “Bankers’ Blueprint” will also tie into all of the following links.


            The A.T.F. is based upon an unconstitutional Act of Congress approved on March 3, 1791, written by the bankers’ lead man, Alexander Hamilton – the tax on stills and the stills’ distillate which caused the “Whiskey Rebellion”.  This Act initiated “internal duties” in America.  The A.T.F. taxes were all originally paid by stamp just as the Stamp Act and the Townshend Acts did in the mid-1700’s.  It was very important to the bankers’ plan to pass this Act of Congress very early in this country’s history.  To hide the fact that this was an unconstitutional Act, the collectors of these new taxes were to be those already empowered to collect the previously laid taxes – the Customs.  The Congress under the Constitution first convened on March 4, 1789, so the Act that established “internal duties” was passed only 2 years after the birth of this government.  The gist of this is that the A.T.F. is within the Customs.  Go to for more information on the “Whiskey Rebellion”.

            The income tax was approved in an Act of Congress (August 5, 1861) concerning importing (foreign commerce) as a tax on the collectors of the “internal duties”.  Obviously, if the collectors of the “internal duties” are within the Customs, the income tax collectors must also be within the Customs.  Customs is foreign commerce.  The I.R.S. is also within the Customs.  Go to to see the jurisdiction of the internal revenue laws.  Go to to see the Act of Congress that created the income tax.

            What about the Supreme Court decisions concerning the 16th Amendment (the income tax amendment) that held that the federal government always had the power to lay an income tax?  These decisions all held that no new jurisdiction was granted to the federal government.  Since the Declaration of Independence is the organic law of the land stating that “all men are created equal”, the Constitution cannot grant the federal government any jurisdiction over intrastate commerce (human action).  Therefore, since the government was granted no new jurisdiction and, as well, since the Court held that the government always had the power to impose an income tax, that tax must be within one of the already existing federal government jurisdictions – it’s foreign commerce.  Go to to see a breakdown of all the Supreme Court decisions concerning the income tax and the 16th Amendment. 

            During the Reconstruction Period following the Civil War, the 14th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified under the propaganda that it would create equality among the various races.  The real reason was to create the foundation for moving into the jurisdiction of foreign commerce.  What was created by the 14th Amendment is now known as the “ U.S. citizen” (or the 14th Amendment citizen).  A “ U.S. citizen” is defined as a person born in one of the States who then acquires U.S. possession citizenship.  Now since the U.S. possessions are under total control of the federal government, a U.S. possession citizen is under the government’s jurisdiction and control.  Now what person would give away sovereignty by acquiring U.S. possession citizenship?  No one would, of course, but that is what the birth certificate is all about in today’s world – you claim to be a “ U.S. citizen”.    

            The 16th Amendment was ratified on February 3, 1913.  Later that year the Federal Reserve Act was approved.  The book “The Creature from Jekyll Island” exposes the creation of the Fed, however, without the groundwork laid as exposed above, the Fed could not simply take over the federal government and control Americans.  Why?  Because as stated above, the federal government has absolutely no jurisdiction over intrastate commerce – no jurisdiction over sovereign Americans. 

            The Fed bankrupted the federal government in 1933.  The Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.) was written in the mid-1930’ to evidence the underlying jurisdiction of the statutes (laws) of the United States Code (U.S.C.).  Title 11 U.S.C., “Bankruptcy”, is implemented by title 11 C.F.R., “Federal Elections”.  This evidences the government’s bankruptcy – we are only electing a bankruptcy “administration”.

            The Fed caused the great stock market crash of 1929 and the Great Depression that followed in the 1930’s.  It then used the media’s propaganda that the federal government would never allow this kind of devastation to happen again by creating Social Security.  But as stated many times, the federal government has no jurisdiction over sovereign Americans as it does not have and cannot have any intrastate jurisdiction.  So F.I.C.A. was created, but it is a U.S. possession tax.  This ties back to the “ U.S. citizen” (14th Amendment).  A “ U.S. citizen” may apply for F.I.C.A. since a “ U.S. citizen” has unknowingly acquired U.S. possession citizenship.

            The Form SS-5 that one uses to apply for a S.S.# is actually a federal employment form.  By applying for a S.S.# one becomes a “taxpayer”.  A “taxpayer” is defined in the code (26 CFR 2.1-1(a)(5)) as a member of the Merchant Marine.  Think about it - only federal employees are liable for federal employment taxes.           

            In 1939 the Internal Revenue Code was written – it incorporates all the original internal revenue laws (based upon the unconstitutional Act of Congress that Alexander Hamilton authored in 1791), the Social Security laws, and the Merchant Marine Act of 1936.  Within the Internal Revenue Code the U.S. possessions are treated as foreign countries.  This now makes the “ U.S. citizen” a foreigner as well.

            The combination of the terms “taxpayer” and “ U.S. citizen” is known as a “ U.S. resident” – the total slave of the international bankers (counterfeiters).  Go to for the statutes and regulations that define all the legal terms.

            This completes the subjugation of the once sovereign American.  On the Form SS-5 one checks the box labeled “ U.S. citizen” – the other categories have to do with aliens, thus, it concerns foreign commerce.

            Great Britain’s bankers have successfully taken over America through subterfuge and the use of legal “terms” that derive their jurisdiction from the foreign commerce clause of the Constitution.  Just as in the War of 1812, Great Britain is now impressing Americans, as the Merchant Marine, into service for its own ends.  Go to for the “Social Security Scam”.


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