posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 11:44 AM
"As banking develops and becomes concentrated in a smaller number of establishments, the banks grow from modest middlemen into powerful monopolies
having at their command almost the whole of the money capital of all the capitalists and small businessman and also the larger part of the means of
production and sources of raw materials in any one country and in a number of countries."
"Monopolies, oligarchy, the striving for domination and not for freedom, the exploitation of an increasing number of small or weak nations by a
handful of the richest or most powerful nations — all these have given birth to those distinctive characteristics of imperialism which compel us to
define it as parasitic or decaying capitalism."
Vladimir Lenin, Imperialism, the highest stage of capitalism
With the nature of the banks controlling capital, would one presume he was correct. We know that banks have bigger influences on wars and government
than we are led to believe, so was Lenin right? Do banks and monopolies lead to the situation we are in today? Imperialist wars on weaker nations to
gain capital and raw materials for just a few companies. Is this inevitable for capitalism? Hence why we are now in what one would possibly call