IS A FINANCIAL CONSPIRACY
DRIVING WORLD EVENTS?
"They make a desolation and call it peace." -Tacitus
C. Cook is a former U.S. federal government analyst, whose career included service
with the U.S. Civil Service Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, the
Carter White House, NASA, and the U.S. Treasury Department. His website is at
Greenspan really as dumb as he looks in creating the late housing bubble that
threatens to bring the entire Western debt-based economy crashing down? Was something
as easy to foresee as this really the trigger for a meltdown that could destroy
the world's financial system? Or was it done, perhaps, "accidentally on purpose"?
And if so, why? Let's turn to the U.S. personage that conspiracy theorists most
often mention as being at the epicentre of whatever elite plan is reputed to exist.
This would be David Rockefeller, the 92-year-old multibillionaire godfather of
the world's financial elite.
The lengthy Wikipedia
article on Rockefeller provides the following version of a celebrated statement
he allegedly made in an opening speech at the Bilderberg conference in Baden-Baden,
Germany, in June 1991:
"We are grateful to the Washington Post, the
New York Times, Time magazine, and other great publications whose
directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion
for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan
for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during
these years. But the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards
a world government which will never again know war, but only peace and prosperity
for the whole of humanity. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite
and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced
in the past centuries."
This speech was made
17 years ago. It came at the beginning in the U.S. of the Bill Clinton administration.
Rockefeller speaks of an "us." This "us," he says, has been having meetings for
almost 40 years. If you add the 17 years since he gave the speech it was 57 years
ago, two full generations.
Not only has "us"
developed a "plan for the world," but the attempt to "develop" the plan has evidently
been successful, at least in Rockefeller's mind. The ultimate goal of "us" is
to create "the supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers.
" This will lead, he says, toward a "world government which will never again know
war." Just as an intellectual exercise, let's assume that David Rockefeller is
as important and powerful a person as he seems to think he is. Let's give the
man some credit and assume that he and "us" have in fact succeeded to a degree.
This would mean that the major decisions and events since Rockefeller gave the
speech in 1991 have probably also been part of the plan or that they have at least
represented its features and intent.
by examining these decisions and events we can determine whether in fact Rockefeller
is being truthful in his assessment that the Utopia he has in mind is on its way
or has at least come closer to being realized. In no particular order, some of
these decisions and events are as follows:
The implementation of the North
American Free Trade Agreement by the Bill Clinton and George W. Bush administrations
has led to the elimination of millions of U.S. manufacturing jobs as well as the
destruction of U.S. family farming in favour of global agribusiness. Similar free
trade agreements, including those under the auspices of the World Trade Organization,
have led to export of millions of additional manufacturing jobs to China and elsewhere.
Average family income in the U.S. has steadily eroded while the share
of the nation's wealth held by the richest income brackets has soared. Some Wall
Street hedge fund managers are making $1 billion a year while the number of homeless,
including war veterans, pushes a million.
The housing bubble has led to a
huge inflation of real estate prices in the U.S. Millions of homes are falling
into the hands of the bankers through foreclosure. The cost of land and rentals
has further decimated family agriculture as well as small business. Rising property
taxes based on inflated land assessments have forced millions of lower-and middle-income
people and elderly out of their homes.
The fact that bankers now control national
monetary systems in their entirety, under laws where money is introduced only
through lending at interest, has resulted in a massive debt pyramid that is teetering
on collapse. This "monetarist" system was pioneered by Rockefeller-family funded
economists at the University of Chicago. The rub is that when the pyramid comes
down and everyone goes bankrupt the banks which have been creating money "out
of thin air" will then be able to seize valuable assets for pennies on the dollar,
as J.P. Morgan Chase is preparing to do with the businesses owned by Carlyle Capital.
Meaningful regulation of the financial industry has been abandoned by government,
and any politician that stands in the way, such as *Eliot Spitzer, is destroyed.
The total tax burden on Americans from federal,
state, and local governments now exceeds forty percent of income and is rising.
Today, with a recession starting, the Democratic-controlled Congress, while supporting
the minuscule "stimulus" rebate, is hypocritically raising taxes further, even
for middle-income earners. Back taxes, along with student loans, can no longer
be eliminated by bankruptcy protection.
Gasoline prices are soaring even as
companies like Exxon-Mobil are recording record profits. Other commodity prices
are going up steadily, including food prices, with some countries starting to
experience near-famine conditions. 40 million people in America are officially
classified as "food insecure."
of water and mineral resources has removed much of what is available from the
public commons, and the deregulation of energy production has led to huge increases
in the costs of electricity in many areas.
destruction of family farming in the U.S. by NAFTA (along with family farming
in Mexico and Canada) has been mirrored by policies toward other nations on the
part of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. Around the world, due
to pressure from the "Washington consensus," local food self-sufficiency has been
replaced by raising of crops primarily for export. Migration off the land has
fed the population of huge slums around the cities of underdeveloped countries.
Since the 1980s the U.S. has been fighting
wars throughout the world either directly or by proxy. The former Yugoslavia was
dismembered by NATO. Under cover of 9/11 and by utilizing off-the-shelf plans,
the U.S. is now engaged in the military conquest and permanent military occupation
of the Middle East. A worldwide encirclement of Russia and China by U.S. and NATO
forces is underway, and a new push to militarize space has begun. The Western
powers are clearly preparing for at least the possibility of another world war.
The expansion of the U.S. military empire
abroad is mirrored by the creation of a totalitarian system of surveillance at
home, whereby the activities of private citizens are spied upon and tracked by
technology and systems which have been put into place under the heading of the
"War on Terror." Human microchip implants for tracking purposes are starting to
be used. The military-industrial complex has become the nation's largest and most
successful industry with tens of thousands of planners engaged in devising new
and better ways, both overt and covert, to destroy both foreign and domestic "enemies."
Meanwhile, the U.S. has the largest prison
population of any country on earth. Plus everyday life for millions of people
is a crushing burden of government, insurance, and financial fees, charges, and
paperwork. And the simplest business transactions are burdened by rake-offs for
legions of accountants, lawyers, bureaucrats, brokers, speculators, and middlemen.
Finally, the deteriorating conditions of everyday
life have given rise to an extraordinary level of stress-related disease, as well
as epidemic alcohol and drug addiction. Governments themselves around the world
engage in drug trafficking. Instead of working to lower stress levels, public
policy is skewed in favour of an enormous prescription drug industry that grows
rich off the declining level of health through treatment of symptoms rather than
causes. Many of these heavily-advertised medications themselves have devastating
This list should at least give
us enough to go on in order to ask a hard question. Assuming again that all these
things are parts of the elitist plan which Mr. Rockefeller boasts to have been
developing, isn't it a little strange that the means which have been selected
to achieve "peace and prosperity for the whole of humanity" involve so much violence,
deception, oppression, exploitation, graft, and theft?
fact it looks to me as though "our plan for the world" is one that is based on
genocide, world war, police control of populations, and seizure of the world's
resources by the financial elite and their puppet politicians and military forces.
In particular, could there be a better way to accomplish all this than what appears
to be a concentrated plan to remove from people everywhere in the world the ability
to raise their own food? After all, genocide by starvation may be slow, but it
is very effective. (Stalin starved the peasants in the Ukraine. He knew how effective
slow starvation was - and he didn't have to waste a bullet!
ed) Especially when
it can be blamed on "market forces."
it be that the "us" which is doing all these things, including the great David
Rockefeller himself, are just criminals who have somehow taken over the seats
of power? If so, they are criminals who have done everything they can to watch
their backs and cover their tracks, including a chokehold over the educational
system and the monopolistic mainstream media. One thing is certain: The voters
of America (or Australia
ed) have never knowingly agreed to any of this."
We have been following the progress of Mr. Cook for some time. He has certainly
been doing his homework!
Further study: DVD "It's Time to Think
Big" by Betty Luks is based on Richard Cook's paper on a Basic Income Guarantee
from a viewpoint of a social credit National Dividend and Just Price . Price:
*SPITZER WAS BUSHWACKED
By F William Engdahl:
The spectacular and bizarre release of secret FBI wiretap data to the New
York Times exposing the tryst of New York State governor Eliot Spitzer, the now-infamous
client "No 9", with an upmarket call-girl had relatively little to do with the
George W Bush administration's pursuit of high moral standards for public servants.
Spitzer was likely the target of a White House and Wall Street dirty tricks operation
to silence one of the most dangerous and vocal critics of their handling of the
current financial market crisis.
rule of thumb in evaluating spectacular scandals around prominent public figures
is to ask who might want to eliminate that person. In the case of former governor
Eliot Spitzer, a Democrat, it is clear that the spectacular "leak" of the government's
FBI wiretap records showing that Spitzer paid a high-cost prostitute US$4,300
for what amounted to about an hour's personal entertainment, was politically motivated.
The press has almost solely focused on the
salacious aspects of the affair, not least the hefty fee Spitzer apparently paid.
Why the scandal breaks now is the more interesting question. Spitzer became governor
of New York following a high-profile record as a relentless state attorney general
going after financial crimes such as the Enron fraud, and corruption by Wall Street
investment banks during the 2002 dotcom bubble era. Spitzer made powerful enemies
by all accounts. The former head of the large AIG insurance group, Hank Greenburg,
was among his detractors.
He was bitterly hated on Wall Street. He had made
his political career on being ruthless against financial corruption. Most recently,
from his position as governor of the nation's second largest state, home to its
financial industry, Spitzer had begun making high-profile attacks on the complicity
of the Bush administration in covertly arranging bailouts of its Wall Street friends
at the expense of ordinary homeowners and citizens, all paid for by taxpayer funds.
Curiously, Spitzer, who had been elected governor in 2006, defeating a Republican
by winning nearly 70% of the vote, has not been charged with any crime. However,
the day the scandal broke, New York Assembly Republicans immediately announced
plans to impeach Spitzer or put him on public trial were he to refuse to resign.
Spitzer could be asked to testify in any trial involving the Emperors Club prostitution
ring. But so far he hasn't been charged with a crime. Prostitution is illegal
in most US states, but clients of prostitutes are almost never charged, nor are
their names usually leaked in a case in process.
Spitzer case is in the hands of Washington and not state authorities, underscoring
the clear political nature of the Spitzer "Watergate"
the attack now?
Spitzer had become increasingly public in blaming the
Bush administration for the nation's current financial and economic disaster.
He testified in Washington in mid-February before the US House of Representatives
Financial Services subcommittee on the problems in New York-based specialized
insurance companies, known as "monoline" insurers. In a national CNBC TV interview
the same day, he laid blame for the crisis and its broader economic fallout on
the Bush administration. Spitzer recalled that several years ago the US Office
of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) went to court and blocked New York State
efforts to investigate the mortgage activities of national banks.
argued that the OCC did not put a stop to questionable loan marketing practices
or uphold higher underwriting standards. "This could have been avoided if the
OCC had done its job," Spitzer said in the interview. "The OCC did nothing. The
Bush administration let the housing bubble inflate and now that it's deflating
we're dealing with the consequences. The real failure, the genesis, the germ that
has spread, was the subprime scandal," Spitzer said. With
that article, Spitzer may well have signed his own political death warrant.
William Engdahl is author of the book Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda
of Genetic Manipulation, about to be released by Global Research Publishing.
He may be reached via his website, www.engdahl.oilgeopolitics.net.
EIGHTH GRADE EXAM FROM 1895
It was St. Paul of Tarsus who reminded his people two thousand
years ago: They were forever learning but never coming to the knowledge of the
Remember when grandparents and great-grandparents stated that they
only had an 8th grade education? Well, check this out. How many today would have
passed the 1895 eighth grade exam?
is a copy of that final exam for 1895 from Salina, Kansas, USA. It was taken from
the original document on file at the Smokey Valley Genealogical Society and Library
in Salina, KS, and reprinted by the Salina Journal. 8th Grade Final Exam: Salina,
Grammar (Time, one hour)
Give nine rules for the use of capital letters.
2. Name the parts of speech
and define those that have no modifications.
3. Define verse, stanza and paragraph.
4. What are the principal parts of a verb? Give principal parts of "lie",
"play", and "run."
5. Define case; illustrate each case.
6. What is punctuation?
Give rules for principal marks of punctuation.
7 - 10. Write a composition
of about 150 words and show therein that you understand the practical use of the
rules of grammar.
Arithmetic (Time, 65
1. Name and define the Fundamental Rules of Arithmetic.
A wagon box is 2ft deep, 10 feet long, and 3ft wide. How many bushels of wheat
will it hold?
3. If a load of wheat weighs 3942lbs, what is it worth at 50cts/bushel,
deducting 1050lbs for tare?
4. District No 33 has a valuation of $35,000.
What is the necessary levy to carry on a school seven months at $50 per month,
and have $104 for incidentals?
5. Find the cost of 6720lbs coal at $6.00 per
6. Find the interest of $512.60 for 8 months and 18 days at 7 percent.
7. What is the cost of 40 boards 12 inches wide and 16 ft long at $20 per
8. Find bank discount on $300 for 90 days (no grace) at 10 percent.
9. What is the cost of a square farm at $15 per acre, the distance of which
is 640 rods?
10. Write a Bank Cheque, a Promissory Note, and a Receipt.
S History (Time, 45 minutes)
1. Give the epochs into which US History
2. Give an account of the discovery of America by Columbus.
Relate the causes and results of the Revolutionary War.
4. Show the territorial
growth of the United States.
5. Tell what you can of the history of Kansas.
6. Describe three of the most prominent battles of the Rebellion.
were the following: Morse, Whitney, Fulton, Bell, Lincoln, Penn, and Howe?
Name events connected with the following dates: 1607, 1620, 1800, 1849, and 1865.
Orthography (Time, one hour)
What is meant by the following: alphabet, phonetic, orthography, etymology, and
2. What are elementary sounds? How classified?
are the following, and give examples of each: trigraph, sub vocal, diphthong,
cognate letters, and lingual.
4. Give four substitutes for caret 'u.'
Give two rules for spelling words with final 'e.' Name two exceptions under each
6. Give two uses of silent letters in spelling. Illustrate each.
Define the following prefixes and use in connection with a word: bi-, dis-, mis-,
pre-, semi-, post-, non-, inter-, mono-, and sup-.
8. Mark diacritically and
divide into syllables the following, and name the sign that indicates the sound:
card, ball, mercy, sir, odd, cell, rise, blood, fare, last.
9. Use the following
correctly in sentences: cite, site, sight, fane, fain, feign, vane, vain, vein,
raze, raise, rays.
10. Write 10 words frequently mispronounced and indicate
pronunciation by use of diacritical marks and by syllabication.
(Time, one hour)
1. What is climate? Upon what does climate depend?
How do you account for the extremes of climate in Kansas?
3. Of what use are
rivers? Of what use is the ocean?
4. Describe the mountains of North America.
5. Name and describe the following: Monrovia, Odessa, Denver, Manitoba, Hecla,
Yukon, St Helena, Juan Fernandez, Aspinwall and Orinoco.
6. Name and locate
the principal trade centres of the US.
7. Name all the republics of Europe
and give the capital of each.
8. Why is the Atlantic Coast colder than the
Pacific in the same latitude?
9. Describe the process by which the water of
the ocean returns to the sources of rivers.
10. Describe the movements of
the earth. Give the inclination of the earth.
that the exam took FIVE HOURS to complete. Gives the saying "he only had an 8th
grade education" a whole new meaning, doesn't it? This also shows you how poor
our education system has become. (The spelling in the article has been changed
to UK English...ed).
1895 Time Capsule:
This is a brilliant example of where we were sent down the wrong path
of history. 1895 was at the threshold of the greatest revelation and revolution
in history, where the new sources of power were going to release us from the physical
drudgery of work, lifting "the curse of Adam" from our lives.
external combustion engine had just made horse power redundant, powering the trains
and ships, but the internal combustion engine was just around the corner to make
possible the motor car and the aeroplane. Electricity was beginning to power industry
and telegraphy and the telephone were making their appearance, which was to lead
to the possibility of skyscraper office blocks, but the radio and electronic communication
was still ten years away in the future.
The men and women who were to use
these new tools and take us to the threshold of automatic and robotic production,
were the product of an education method that is clearly illustrated in this examination
paper from those times. The transition required millions of people to be educated
with the essential elements of knowledge to produce what we now enjoy and take
Now that it requires only a few
highly educated technicians to design and build robotic and automated machinery,
to produce refrigerators, cars and TV's, mobile phones and the rest. People like
the horse before them, are now redundant and enormous numbers of young people
have to be "dumbed down" at school, because there is no useful work in the future
for them. Closing down our vast local industry and importing from China has made
thousands more of our youth "un-wanted". As Bill Gates put it, "they have been
fed a feel good politically correct (myths) teaching that has created a generation
of kids with no concept of reality" As money will only be distributed to them
if they do work for somebody else, work for works sake, as a means of distributing
money has led to so much of the worlds pollution and changed us from a coherent
society into economic units in a Global economy, controlled by those distributing
This is what "Time Capsules" teach
They illustrate the effectiveness of "gradualism" and how that erodes
all past truth and virtue using the passage of time with its inherent personal
and generational "loss of memory". It was in 1884 the Fabian Society was formed
in London to change "society" to "democratic socialism" by the process of "gradualism".
Whatever their objective, cutting us off from our roots has certainly been achieved
through their design and persistence.
do you "dumb down" a whole civilisation?
First you prevent any education
in educational institutions about how money apart from coin and notes, being completely
invisible, is brought into existence and who controls that process. You teach
those with the best memories one discipline only, such as Law or electronic engineering,
or education, but never Banking.
great mass left over, who have lesser or short memories, you teach open ended
myths, such as Global Warming, where a gas heavier than air that is absorbed by
plants and the ocean, currently miraculously ascends in the sky to upset the climate
to cause something that has not yet occurred.
Any teacher or University lecturer
who scientifically points out the error of this theory, will lose his funding,
or promotion or job, or, as in some cases, all three.
myths are kept in place and in debate by the all powerful media. The myth before
the current one was the "Hole" in the ozone layer, which is still there each winter
at each Pole. The myth before that was that we caught AIDS from a green monkey,
who still flourishes without yet having contracted AIDS. Thirty years ago it was
Upton Sinclair 23 years before
this examination paper foresaw it all when he told the world - "It is difficult
to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on him not understanding
We are right back where we were 2,000
years ago, when the myths of the Pharisees controlled the uneducated masses, until
the man from Galilee came along and whipped the money controllers out of the temple
- those who kept the whole bondage edifice in place with their monetary system
of debt, and with the over-generous rewards for those who helped them maintain
It is King Solomon who is credited with the observation: "There
is nothing new under the sun." Just as the Man from Galilee promised: "You will
know the truth and the truth will set you free."