The Fuggers, Rothschilds, The Fed & The Concentration of Power
January 28, 2010
"Let me issue and control a nation's
money and I care not who writes the laws."
– Mayer Amschel Rothschild, 1790
Strange how history continues to repeat itself
and generations of people, cultures, nations and politicians never seem learn
from it. Only the names and the faces change.
There are eight (8) major things to sustain human
life, anywhere on the planet and to varying degrees they consist of carbon
dioxide, oxygen, food, water, shelter, clothing, medical care and a medium of
exchange for goods and services...money. But most of all, kings and governments
need money to finance their ambitions and those ambitions can range from
achieving more power, or more land, unbridled lust, greed, war and all too
often, irrational compassion for the sole purpose of increasing their power by
buying votes with someone else's money (taxes), or borrowed money (banks or
It seems the more money that kings and
governments have, the more money they want to spend to reach the lofty heights
of their ambitions, even if those ambitions are unattainable, or will create
debt that can never be paid back. In converse, it seems that there are money
changers (bankers) who are all too willing to loan their money to kings and
governments, with interest of course. Even a small interest rate can generate
huge income, if the principal is in the millions, billions, or even trillions.
For example 3% annual interest on $1 Million is $30,000. On $1 Billion is $30
Million. On $1 Trillion is $30 Billion. Now, if you are authorized to print
money, as does the US Federal Reserve, their cost of the money is essentially
zero, but their income for doing virtually nothing, is plain and
simple...criminal at best. Sources say the Federal Reserve printed $2 Trillion
dollars in 2009 and inserted (loaned) it into the US Government money supply.
Wealthy families learned long ago that they could
"play" the irrational ambitions of kings and governments by loaning them
money...lots of money. The Medici Family of Italy in the 14th Century, parleyed
their already large family fortune into an astronomical fortune by loaning their
money to kings. With money comes power and the Medici family, virtual royalty,
produced four popes of the Catholic Church.
But then nothing lasts forever and the Medici
Family fortune was absorbed by the Fuggers, 15th and 16th Century weavers,
merchants, venture capitalists and international mercantile bankers who first
started providing kings with royal clothing. One of the Fuggers (Jacob) bought
his way into royalty by using a portion of the family fortune (about 95,625 troy
ozs. of gold) to bribe the electors who would elect the Holy Roman Emperor.
Hmmm! Sounds like the US Congress.
Then came the Habsburg family of Austria, also
bankers, which included a dynasty that ruled over six Centuries and is best
known for being an origin of all of the formally elected Holy Roman Emperors
between 1438 and 1740, as well as rulers of the Austrian and Spanish Empires and
several other countries. They finally ran out of male heirs and went extinct in
the 18th Century.
But not to be outdone, in the 18th Century came
the Rothschilds and the Bank of England who decided instead of loaning money to
Kings and government, (although they did some of that) started loaning money to
the common people, in exchange for security on the people's assets. When the
borrowers couldn't pay, and many couldn't because of the high interest rates,
the bank took the borrower's assets.
Which leads us to the 20th Century in which the
Rothschilds, Rockefellers, Morgans, Vanderbuilts, Goulds and Pulitzers (and
several others) got together on Jekyll Island in 1912 and hatched another
control of the issuance of money by forming the US Federal Reserve under the
16th Amendment. But instead of the Federal Reserve loaning money to the common
people, they returned to loaning money to other international banks, kings and
governments, most notably the American government.
What is even more curious, John Jacob Astor and
two other well-known bankers and financiers were on the Titanic when it sank
after hitting an iceberg. They were lost along with 1,500 other souls that went
to the bottom of the sea with the ship. However, these financiers were against
forming the Federal Reserve. J.P. Morgan, an outspoken advocate of the Federal
Reserve, owned the White Star Line and thus, owned the Titanic. So, was it an
iceberg that sank the HMS Titanic? We'll never know.
One of the greatest enemies of freedom is the
concentration of power in too few hands. The Founding Fathers went to great
lengths to break up the concentration of power they knew would come, with the
"Separation of Powers" doctrine (Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of
government) and granting all other rights not granted to the Federal government
by the Constitution, to the states and the people, in the 9th and 10th
Even with all the constitutional protections
towards preventing the concentration of power in too few hands, the federal
government has grown exponentially through all three branches of government,
where each branch has sought and gained power, as well as an exploding and we do
mean exploding, bureaucracy, at every level of government.
But let's add to that mix the concentration of
power through the issuance of money, controlled by the private Federal Reserve,
which is neither federal nor a reserve. The incestuous activities of the Federal
Reserve insiders (Geithner, Paulson, Bernake, Greenspan, Volker, etc.) and their
backroom deals with the "too big to fail" entities like AIG, Goldman Sachs,
etc., would make fascinating novels full of intrigue, secret meetings, lust,
corruption and all the other characteristics of powerful and wealthy men, and
America's system of government worked well for
many years, but the fears of the Framers of our Constitution finally became a
reality in the concentration of power in the federal government, along with
large corporations, unions, bureaucracies, banks (the Federal Reserve) and
special interest groups, who use their profits, or money from the federal
treasury, to "lobby" government for their own interests. Meanwhile, the people,
whose power supposedly comes from our Creator, are left in the dust and are
allowed to only pick up the scraps left over by the human carnivores who spit
out people as they would spit out a watermelon seed.
Thus, the money changers and the power brokers
have hijacked a system that was supposed to put the power in the hands of the
people, as codified into law in our Constitution. However, the system is now
totally corrupt and can only be "fixed" if enough people (tens of millions
required) are willing to pay the price to "fix" it. As it stands right now, the
money changers and the power brokers have won because the people who had
the power, allowed the money changers and the power brokers to assume power that
they had no authority to assume. Whose fault is that? The antelope who sleeps,
is fair game for the lion who survives by killing and eating the antelope. The
sleeping antelope is a fool, as are apathetic, disinterested, naive and ignorant
Americans who pay no attention to what the "lion" is doing.
Medici's, to the Fuggers, to the Habsburgs, to the Rothschilds, to the
Rockefellers, Morgans, Vanderbuilts, Goulds and others on the inside, as well as
the Federal Reserve, power has been assumed by virtue of the issuance of money
and the power to tax, as it has been for the last 5,000 years and power in the
few has been concentrated to the point that it may take an armed revolution to
break up that power and put it back in the hands of the people where it belongs.
There is a golden rule that does not appear in the bible and it goes like this:
"Right or wrong, them's with the gold, rule." The question is, should they, if
freedom and liberty are to be preserved?