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Originally posted by PhoenixOD
I would say the House of Rothschild rules. They are supposed to own half the money on the planet. Not only that they do it very quietly.
A lot of the information about the "ruling elite" that is posted on conspiracy-boards seems outdated to me. The idea of one competition-less group such as the "Illuminati" ruling things also doesn't seem right. Browsing around I found an interesting site that lists all the most powerful and richest people, institutions, corporations, families. And not only that, it also shows the inter-connectedness of many of them...something the crowd on ATS will really enjoy seeing. The site is:
Jesuit Adam Weishaupt, 1748 – 1811
Founder of the Illuminati, 1776
Born at Ingolstadt, Germany, in the heart of Roman Catholic Bavaria from which originated the Order’s Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648), Adam Weishaupt, a White German Gentile, was educated by the Jesuits; in 1775 he became a notorious professor of the Vatican’s murderous Canon Law, including the evil, Counter-Reformation Council of Trent. Since Pope Clement XIV’s Bull of Extinction was not enforced in Lutheran Germany, the Order flourished at its University of Ingolstadt, out of which Weishaupt established the Illuminati in 1776 and joined the Grand Orient Masonic Lodge in 1777. He united the magnificent financial empire of the Cabalistic, Masonic, Jewish House of Rothschild, the „Guardians of the Vatican’s Treasury,” with the opulence of the international and secret, anti-Jewish Race, primarily White Gentile Society of Jesus
Originally posted by burntheships
[To discover who rules one must investigate.
All is not as it seems
The main question of this thread (independent of the link) though, is: Who rules?
My personal opinion is that Google and Facebook (for example) have more power than most "secret societies" put together. But I can't be certain.
So who rules?
State Street Corporation, or just simply State Street is a U.S. based financial services holding company. State Street was founded in 1792, and is headquartered in the Financial District area of Boston at One Lincoln Street. State Street has offices in major financial centers throughout the world.
State Street Bank and Trust Company, a custodian bank, and its sister company State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), which is a leading registered investment advisor, together comprise the principal operating companies within parent company State Street Corporation.