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posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 08:49 PM

Originally posted by ipsedixit
After a quick skim I would sum him up as a Reaganite Republican political critic packing a blunderbuss that sometimes wings his own.

If you want to talk about a blunderbuss...

Think about how the Judicial branch has been stacked in favor of politics instead of justice...From both Bush's, Clinton & Regan's mobs, the highest benches have been filled. Not to mention that the Military Commissions Act has pretty much gutted judicial oversight from Bush's personal declarations about "enemy combatants."

Then consider that with Bush's Executive Orders, Executive Privileges, Signing Statements & other Constitutional blasphemies, he's effectively gutted the Power of Legislation from Congress.

Now that Bush has effectively shredded two-thirds of the federal government & centralized all power in the Executive Branch, what do you think may be in store for those two Branches? Obsolete? Castrated? Expendable?!

[edit on 9-9-2008 by MidnightDStroyer]

posted on Oct, 16 2009 @ 08:24 PM
reply to post by Chronogoblin

One thing I don't get about something one of the other posters said; are we supposed to be afraid of the jews taking over or the illuminati? Call me confused.

Forget the "conspiracy labels" It is much simpler than that. In the late 1800's larger businesses started to form "cartels" as G. Edward Griffin explains below. The only reason Jews are fingered as the bad guys is because Christians, prohibited from charging interest on loans by the bible, left the banking field wide open for the Jews. Big business such as the railroads and cattlemen had influenced the US government before the Federal Reserve Act but the Fed, thanks to the in-depth research of Eustace Mullins gives a very good blueprint on how the Cartels work behind the scenes to shape US government policy.

G. Edward Griffin is more readable so I quote him instead.

why the secrecy? what's the big deal about a group of bankers getting together in private and talking about banking or even banking legislation. And the answer is provided by Vanderlip himself in the same article. He said: "If it were to be exposed publicly that our particular group had gotten together and written a banking bill, that bill would have no chance whatever of passage by Congress." Why not? Because the purpose of the bill was to break the grip of the money trust and it was written by the money trust. And had that fact been known at the get-go, we would never have had a Federal Reserve System because as Vanderlip said it would have had no chance of passage at all by Congress. So it was essential to keep that whole thing a secret as it has remained a secret even to this day. Not exactly a secret that you couldn't discover because anybody can go to the library and dig this out, but it is certainly not taught in textbooks. We don't know any of this in the official literature from the Federal Reserve System because that was like asking the fox to build the henhouse and install the security system.

That was the reason for the secrecy at the meeting. Now we know something very important about the Federal Reserve that we didn't know before, but there's much more to it than that. Consider the composition of this group. Here we had the Morgans, the Rockefellers, Kuhn, Loeb & Company, the Rothschilds and the Warburgs. Anything strange about that mixture? These were competitors. These were the major competitors in the field of investment and banking in those days; these were the giants. Prior to this period they were beating their heads against each other, blood all over the battlefield fighting for dominance in the financial markets of the world. Not only in New York but London, Paris and everywhere. And here they are sitting around a table coming to an agreement of some kind. What's going on here? We need to ask a few questions.

This is extremely significant because it happened precisely at that point in American history where business was undergoing a major and fundamental change in ideology. Prior to this point, American business had been operating under the principles of private enterprise--free enterprise competition is what made American great, what caused it to surpass all of the other nations of the world. Once we had achieved that pinnacle of performance, however, this was the point in history where the shift was going away from competition toward monopoly. This has been described in many textbooks as the dawning of the era of the cartel and this was what was happening. For the fifteen year period prior to the meeting on Jekyll Island, the very investment groups about which we are speaking were coming together more and more and engaging in joint ventures rather than competing with each other. The meeting on Jekyll Island was merely the culmination of that trend where they came together completely and decided not to compete--they formed a cartel.
The Creature from Jekyll Island

The combination of Banking Cartel in partnership with the government was so successful this blue print has been used over and over again. A situation is created causing a public out cry, a bill written by the industry is slipped through Congress and over time the provisions actually protecting the public are changed to the advantage of the industry.

...They added some provisions which seriously restricted the ability of the Federal Reserve to create money out of nothing. Warburg's associates said, "Paul, what are you doing? We don't want those in there this is our bill." And his response was this, he said, "Relax fellas, don't you get it? Our object is to get the bill passed. We can fix it up later." Those were his exact words. "We can fix it up later." He was so right. It was because of those provisions that they won over the support of William Jennings Bryan the head of the Populist Movement, the last hold-out against the bill....

Warburg was right and they fixed it up later. The Federal Reserve Act since it was passed has been amended over 100 times. Every one of those provisions were long ago removed and many more have been added which greatly expand the power and reach of the Federal Reserve System

By 1942 The Cartels went "official" and became the Committee for Economic Development, a sister organization of the Council on Foreign Relations.

With World War II, America saw its agricultural system intentionally subjected to political policies that radically transformed it. What was once a decentralized system that provided a means to self sufficiency and independence for tens of millions of farmers was purposefully centralized into a capital-intensive fossil-fuel dependent system that restructured local economies, permitting their wealth to be extracted by what are now transnational cartels dedicated to the so-called free market and globalized trade at all costs.

This transformation was the result of organized plans developed by a group of highly powerful – though unelected – financial and industrial executives who wanted to drastically change agricultural practices in the US to better serve their collective corporate financial agenda. This group, called the Committee for Economic Development, was officially established in 1942 as a sister organization to the Council on Foreign Relations. CED has influenced US domestic policies in much the same way that the CFR has influenced the nation's foreign policies.

Composed of chief executive officers and chairmen from the federal reserve, the banking industry, private equity firms, insurance companies, railroads, information technology firms, publishing companies, pharmaceutical companies, the oil and automotive industries, meat packing companies, retailers and assisted by university economists – representatives from every sector of the economy with the key exception of farmers themselves – CED determined that the problem with American agriculture was that there were too many farmers. But the CED had a “solution”: millions of farmers would just have to be eliminated....
History, HACCP and the Food Safety Con Job

The cartels also went international with an NGO called IPC: International Policy Council on Agriculture, Food and Trade. this group had a significant impact on the World Trade Organization. ( The WTO and the politics of GMO)

And the bankers went international with the 1944 Breton Woods Agreement. It established the IMF and the World Bank. The IMF/World Bank used Structural Adjustment Policies, SAPs, to open up countries to exploitation by corporations. Instead of a British Empire overtly colonizing the world, heavily criticized by a voting public, we have Corporate and Banking interests united in the covert control of whole nations in the name of profit.

Structural Adjustment Policies are economic policies which countries must follow in order to qualify for new World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) loans and help them make debt repayments on the older debts owed to commercial banks, governments and the World Bank. Although SAPs are designed for individual countries but have common guiding principles and features which include export-led growth; privatisation and liberalisation; and the efficiency of the free market.

SAPs often result in deep cuts in programmes like education, health and social care...

By devaluing the currency and simultaneously removing price controls, the immediate effect of a SAP is.. that riots are a frequent result.

So what you have is a group of bankers and corporate Execs united in the name of profit.

John Perkins (“Confessions of an Economic Hit Man”) interview and Mr Budhoo shocking open letter of resignation show how inhuman these ultra-wealthy people are.

Hope that clears things up for you

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