Coercive power which is predicated towards exploitation and domination cannot afford to be transparent about its objectives and will therefore rule by secrecy and deception, often concealing itself behind the permeable faces of perceived authority. Those who establish and maintain such sophisticated systems of control would prefer to possess the reality rather than the appearance of power…
“These leaders, organized in a shadowy group known as the Meiji oligarchy, had obtained complete domination of Japan by 1889. To cover this fact with camouflage, they unleashed a vigorous propaganda of abject submission to the emperor which culminated in the extreme emperor worship of 1941-45. To provide an administrative basis for their rule, the oligarchy created an extensive governmental bureaucracy… To provide an economic basis for their rule, this oligarchy used their political influence to pay themselves extensive pensions and government grants and engaged in corrupt business relationships with their allies in the commercial classes…To provide a military basis for their rule, the oligarchy created a new imperial army and navy and penetrated the upper ranks of these so that they were able to dominate these forces as they dominated the civil bureaucracy. To provide a social basis for their rule, the oligarchy created…. five ranks of nobility recruited from their own members and supporters. Having thus assured their dominant position……the oligarchy in 1889 drew up a constitution which would assure, and yet conceal, their political domination of the country. The form and functioning of the constitution was of little significance, for the country continued to be run by the Meiji oligarchy through their domination of the army and navy, the bureaucracy, economic and social life, and the opinion-forming agencies such as education and religion. These leaders came in time to form a formal, if extralegal, group known as the Genro…. Of this group, Robert Reischauer wrote in 1938: “It is these men who have been the real power behind the Throne. It became customary for their opinion to be asked and, more important still, to be followed in all matters of great significance to the welfare of the state. No premier was ever appointed except from the recommendation of these men who became known as the Genro. Until 1922 no important foreign treaty escaped their perusal and sanction before it was signed by the Emperor. These men, in their time, were the actual rulers of Japan”.
Carroll Quigley on the Meiji restoration in Japan
Quigley identified and exposed another network of enormous influence and power based primarily in those apparent bastions of Western “democracy” the United states of America and the United Kingdom….
“I know of the operations of this network because I have studied it for twenty years and was permitted for two years, in the early 1960’s to examine its papers and secret records. I have no aversion to it or to most of its aims and have, for much of my life, been close to it and many of instruments. I have objected, both in the past and recently, to a few of its policies…but in general my chief difference of opinion is that it wishes to remain unknown, and I believe its role in history is significant to be known”
Quigley explains how a secret society emanating from the English public-school system in the late 19th century was to change the course of history. Its principal founding member was the businessman Cecil Rhodes who had made his fortune from the diamond and goldfields of South Africa and was an influential politician. He was the Prime Minister of the Cape Colony (1890-96) and contributed money to political parties, controlled parliamentary seats both in England and South Africa, and sought to win a strip of British territory across Africa from the Cape of Good Hope to Egypt.
In 1891 Rhodes and his small group began plotting to pursue their interests through covert political and economic influence and the control of journalistic, educational and propaganda agencies. Shortly after his death in 1902 the New York Times attributed the following quote to Rhodes…
“We could arrange with the present members of the United States assembly and our House of Commons to achieve the peace of the world… the only thing feasible to carry out this idea is a secret society gradually absorbing the wealth of the world”
Control of the organization passed to Rhodes protegee Alfred Milner who had, by his own account, instigated the second Boer war…
“I precipitated the crisis, which was inevitable, before it was too late. It is not very agreeable, and in many eyes, not a very credible piece of business to have been largely instrumental in bringing about a war”
Quigley describes the means by which the group recruited its supporters…
“The inner circle of this group, because of its close contact with Oxford and with All Souls, was in a position to notice able young undergraduates at Oxford. These were admitted to All Souls and at once given opportunities in public life and in writing or teaching, to test their abilities and loyalty to the ideals of the Milner Group. If they passed both of these tests, they were gradually admitted to the Milner group’s great fiefs such as the Royal Institute of International Affairs, The Times, The Round Table, or, on the larger scene, to the ranks of the Foreign or Colonial Offices”
Quigley provided a partial list of what he regarded as the “accomplishments” of this group
~ The Second Boer War (1899-1902)
~The partitioning of Ireland, Palestine and India
~Formation and management of the League of Nations
~ Control of The Times, Oxford, and those who write the history of
British and Imperial foreign policy.
~ The appeasement policy of Hitler’s Germany
Quigley asserts that the power of the Milner group continued to grow with the British government itself becoming one of its “instruments”, warning…
“No country that values its safety should allow what the Milner group accomplished in Britain- that is, that a small number of men should be able to wield such power in administration and politics, should be given almost complete control over the publication of the documents relating to their actions, should be able to exercise such influence over the avenues of information that create public opinion. Such power, whatever the goals at which it may be directed, is too much to be entrusted safely to any group”.
The American constitution was undermined in a similar manner by an affiliated network of industrialists and financiers who had sufficient influence to install their preferred candidate Woodrow Wilson into the White House in the general election of 1912; this coup was to secure the formation of the Federal Reserve Bank, a conspiracy which was to have the gravest of consequences, for America and for the world.
“There was an occasion near the close of 1910, when I was as secretive-indeed as furtive-as any conspirator…I do not feel it is any exaggeration to speak of our secret expedition to Jekyll Island as the occasion of the actual conception of what eventually became the Federal Reserve System…Discovery, we knew, simply must not happen, or else all our time and effort would be wasted. If it were to be exposed publicly that our particular group had got together and written a banking bill, that bill would have no chance whatever of passage by Congress…although the Aldrich Federal Reserve plan was defeated when it bore the name Aldrich, nevertheless its essential points were all contained in the plan that finally was adopted”
Frank A Vanderlip
The means by which the Network exercise their power is money. The “Federal Reserve” is not, as the wording suggests, a government institution; its inception was planned by the most powerful banking interests in the United States and it is run as a cartel serving the interests of its members and supporters. Neither is it a “reserve” for it simply creates money that does not exist which it is then permitted to charge interest on. It is essentially a parasitical institution supported by a subservient political system which has an inherent motivation for creating financial instability as with every destabilization comes the opportunity for profiteering and the further centralization of power.
“Since it’s inception, it has presided over the crashes of 1921 and 1929; the Great Depression of ’29 to ’39; recessions in ’53, ’57, ’69, ’75, and ’81; a stock market “Black Monday” in ’87 and a 1000% inflation which has destroyed 90% of the dollar’s purchasing power”
G Edward Griffin
The “Fed”, or more accurately the cartel, issues government loans, creating an ever-increasing debt which effectively enslaves the “government” to the whims of the cartel. Quigley states unequivocally that this had always been the intention…
“A world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country…The apex of this system was to be…a private bank owned and controlled by the world’s central banks which were themselves private corporations. Each central bank…sought to dominate its government by its ability to control Treasury loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence cooperative politicians by subsequent rewards in the business world”
Reginald McKenna served as the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the First World War. Even then the immense power of the banking cartels was in evidence…
“I am afraid the ordinary citizen will not like to be told that the banks can, and do, create money….And they who control the credit of the nation direct the policy of Governments and hold in the hollow of their hand the destiny of the people”
The Central Banks and public representatives have colluded to create and sustain economies based on a fiat money system where the currency is not backed by anything although it is well known that inflation, debt, ruin and conflict will inevitably be the consequence of such imprudence.
“The ancient alchemists sought in vain to convert lead into gold. Modern alchemists have succeeded in that quest. The lead bullets of war have yielded an endless source of gold for those magicians who control the Mandrake Mechanicm. The startling fact emerges that, without the ability to create fiat money, most modern wars simply would not have occurred. As long as the mechanism is allowed to function, future wars are inevitable”
G Edward Griffin
All wars are bankers wars.