Very interesting ...i found this about '' The City '' (An excerpt from the book by E.C. Knuth)
"The City" is an international financial oligarchy and is perhaps the most arbitrary and absolute form of government in the world. This
international financial oligarchy uses the allegoric "Crown" as its symbol of power and has its headquarters in the ancient City of London, an area
of 677 acres; which strangely in all the vast expanse of the 443,455 acres of Metropolitan London alone is not under the jurisdiction of the
Metropolitan Police, but has its own private force of about 2,000 men, while its night population is under 9,000.
This tiny area of a little over one square mile has in it the giant Bank of England, a privately owned institution; which as is further elaborated
hereinafter is not subject to regulation by the British Parliament, and is in effect a sovereign world power. Within the City are located also the
Stock Exchange and many institutions of world-wide scope. The City carries on its business of local government with a fanciful display of pompous
medieval ceremony and with its officers attired in grotesque ancient costumes. Its voting power is vested in secret guilds with names of long extinct
crafts such as the Mercers, Grocers, Fishmongers, Skinners, Vintners, etc. All this trivial pomp and absurdity and horse-play seems to serve very well
to blind the eyes of the public to the big things going on behind the scenes; for the late Vincent Cartwright Vickers, once Deputy-Lieutenant of this
City, a director of the great British armament firm of Vickers, Ltd., and a director of the Bank of England from 1910 to 1919, in his "Economic
Tribulation" published 1940, lays the wars of the world on the door-step of the City.
That the British people and the British Parliament have little to say in the foreign affairs of the British Empire, and that the people of the British
Empire must fight when International Finance and the City blow the trumpet, appears from the paean of praise of America by Andrew Carnegie,
"Triumphant Democracy," published in 1886 by that American super-industrialist and British newspaper publisher, in the following words: "My
American readers may not be aware of the fact that, while in Britain an act of Parliament is necessary before works for a supply of water or a mile of
railway can be constructed, six or seven men can plunge the nation into war, or, what is perhaps equally disastrous, commit it to entangling alliances
without consulting Parliament at all. This is the most pernicious, palpable effect flowing from the monarchial theory, for these men do this in 'the
king's Name,' who is in theory still a real monarch, although in reality only a convenient puppet, to be used by the cabinet at pleasure to suit
their own needs."
Edwin J. Clapp, Professor of Economics at New York University, in his "Economic Aspects Of The War" published in 1915, developed the utterly
boundless authority assumed by the "Crown" in its commands to the nations of the world through its "Order-in-Council," used without restraint and
without reference to existing usage or so-called International law, by making new International Law to fit any situation, as required.
The Balance of Power is a creation of this financial oligarchy and its purposes are as follows:
(1) To divide the nations of Europe into two antagonistic camps of nearly equal military weight, so as to retain for Britain itself the power to sway
a decision either way.
(2) To make the leading and potentially most dangerous military power the particular prey of British suppression and to have the second strongest
power on the other side. To subsidize the "Most Favored Nations" with financial investments, and to permit them to acquire political advantages
under the beneficent protection of the Sea-Power, to the disadvantage and at the expense of the nations being suppressed.
(3) To subject the continent of Europe to the "Policy of Encirclement" so as to keep the nations of the continent in poverty and ineffectiveness,
and thereby prevent the growth of sufficient commercial expansion and wealth to create a rival sea-power.
(4) To retain that complete control and hegemony over all the seas of the world, which was acquired by defeating the allied fleets of its only real
rivals, France and Spain, in 1805; and which is artfully and subtly called "The Freedom of the Seas."
(5) To shift this Balance of Power as required so as to be able to strike down friend or foe in the rapidly shifting scene of world power politics, in
that inexorable ideology that demands that everything and anything must be sacrificed where the future welfare and expansion to the eventual destiny
of the Empire are affected; that eventual destiny outlined by its proponents as the eventual control of All the lands, and All the peoples, of All the
Henry Makow also wrote about it.