Here's a few things you may want to read as they've gone down the memory hole of history.
1922 New York City Mayor John F. Hylan in a speech on the state of the nation:
"...The real menace of our republic is this invisible government which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy length over City, State, and nation...
It seizes in its long and powerful tentacles our executive officers, our legislative bodies, our schools, our courts, our newspapers, and every agency
created for the public protection..."
"To depart from mere generalizations, let me say that at the head of this octopus are the Rockefeller-Standard Oil interest and a small group of
powerful banking houses generally referred to as the international bankers. The little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually run the
United States government for their own selfish purposes."
"They practically control both parties, write political platforms, make catspaws of party leaders, use the leading men of private organizations, and
resort to every device to place in nomination for high public office only such candidates as will be amenable to the dictates of corrupt big
"These international bankers and Rockefeller-Standard Oil interests control the majority of the newspapers and magazines in this country. They use
the columns of these papers to club into submission or drive out of office public officials who refuse to do the bidding of the powerful corrupt
cliques which compose the invisible government...."
"THE conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those
who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.
We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of." - 1928 Propaganda by Edward
June 10, 1932, Congressman Louis T. McFadden before the House of Representatives, (in the midst of the Great Depression)
"Every effort has been made by the Federal Reserve Board to conceal its power. But the truth is, the Federal Reserve Board has usurped the government
of the United States. It controls everything here; and it controls our foreign relations. It makes or breaks governments at will. No man, and no body
of men, is more entrenched in power than the arrogant credit monopoly which operates the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Reserve Banks. These
evil-doers have robbed this country of more than enough money to pay the national debt. What the National Government has permitted the Federal Reserve
Board to steal from the people should now be restored to the people. The people have a valid claim against the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal
Reserve Banks. If that claim is enforced, Americans will not need to stand in bread lines. Homes will be saved. Families will be kept. What is needed
here is a return to the Constitution of the United States. The old struggle that was fought out here in Jackson's day must be fought over again. The
Federal Reserve Act should be repealed; and the Federal Reserve Banks - having violated their charters - should be liquidated immediately. Faithless
government officers who have violated their oaths of office should be impeached and brought to trial. Unless this is done by us, I predict the
American people - outraged, robbed, pillaged, insulted, and betrayed as they are in their own land - will rise in their wrath and send a President
here who WILL sweep the money changers from the temple."
He then went on to impeach Herbert Hoover and brought conspiracy charges against him which failed. There were two attempts on his life and then he
died in 1936 on a visit to New York.