When I crossed the border from Botswana into Zimbabwe in 2009 I had travelled to 50 countries. The entire 30-year odyssey is chronicled in my book The Grateful Unrich: Revolution in 50 Countries. I feel fortunate to have been able to see so much of this beautiful planet, but I guess I sorta’ planned it that way.
Ever since that first trip to Europe as trombone player in my high school jazz band, I was bound and determined that I would always have a cash reserve to pay for that next plane ticket and that I would never let a job get it the way of traveling. As such, any kind of “career” was out of the question. The act of travel was just too important. Continue reading
(Excerpted from Chapter 9: The Texas Oil Mafia: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)
Texaco insider Clint Murchison had meat packing interests in Haiti which were looked after by CIA agent George deMohrenschildt, a wealthy Russian oilman and, according to the FBI, a Nazi spy during WWII. It was de Mohrenschildt who drove Lee Harvey Oswald from New Orleans to Dallas days before the November 22, 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Gaeton Fonzi, a special investigator for the House Select Committee on Assassinations, was on his way to interview deMohrenschildt in Florida regarding his role in the JFK hit when the CIA agent was found with a shotgun blast through his head. De Mohrenschildt’s diaries were later uncovered. One entry read, “Bush, George H. W. (Poppy), 1412 W Ohio also Zapata Petroleum Midland”.  Continue reading
Have you heard about the Federal Reserve?
Have you heard about the Federal Reserve?
Well I’ll tell you about the Federal Reserve.
It will suck your blood until you die
and it isn’t “federal”—that’s a lie.
It’s a private cabal of a few big banks,
a massive swindle to which you give thanks,
it’s a greedy, parasitical corporation
that sits like a cancer on the face of the nation,
ensuring profits for the tiny few
while squeezing the life out of me and you. Continue reading
(Part five of a five-part series excerpted from Chapter 19: The Eight Families: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)
Thomas Jefferson opined of the Rothschild-led Eight Families central banking cartel which came to control the United States, “Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of the day, but a series of oppressions begun at a distinguished period, unalterable through every change of ministers, too plainly prove a deliberate, systematic plan of reducing us to slavery”.
Two centuries and a few decades later this same cabal of trillionaire money changers – mysteriously immune from their own calls for “broad sacrifice” – utilizes the debt lever to ring concessions from the people of Ireland, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Italy and now the United States. Continue reading
(Part four of a five-part series excerpted from Chapter 19: The Eight Families: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)
United World Federalists founder James Warburg’s father was Paul Warburg, who financed Hitler with help from Brown Brothers Harriman partner Prescott Bush. 
Colonel Ely Garrison was a close friend of both President Teddy Roosevelt and President Woodrow Wilson. Garrison wrote in Roosevelt, Wilson and the Federal Reserve, “Paul Warburg was the man who got the Federal Reserve Act together after the Aldrich Plan aroused such nationwide resentment and opposition. The mastermind of both plans was Baron Alfred Rothschild of London.”
The Aldrich Plan was hatched at a secret 1910 meeting at JP Morgan’s private resort on Jekyl Island, SC between Rockefeller lieutenant Nelson Aldrich and Paul Warburg of the German Warburg banking dynasty. Aldrich, a New York congressman, later married into the Rockefeller family. His son Winthrop Aldrich chaired Chase Manhattan Bank. While the bankers met, Colonel Edward House, another Rockefeller stooge and close confidant of President Woodrow Wilson, was busy convincing Wilson of the importance of a private central bank and the introduction of a national income tax. A member of House’s staff was British MI6 Permindex insider General Julius Klein.  Continue reading
(Part three of a five-part series excerpted from Chapter 19: The Eight Families: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)
According to former British intelligence agent John Coleman’s book, The Committee of 300, the Rothschilds exert political control through the secretive Business Roundtable, which they created in 1909 with the help of Lord Alfred Milner and South African industrialist Cecil Rhodes. The Rhodes Scholarship is granted by Oxford University, while oil industry propagandist Cambridge Energy Research Associates operates out of the Rhodes-supported Cambridge University. Continue reading
(Part two of a five-part series excerpted from Chapter 19: The Eight Families: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)
In 1789 Alexander Hamilton became the first Treasury Secretary of the United States. Hamilton was one of many Founding Fathers who were Freemasons. He had close relations with the Rothschild family which owns the Bank of England and leads the European Freemason movement. George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Jay, Ethan Allen, Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, John Brown and Roger Sherman were all Masons. Continue reading
(Part one of a five-part series excerpted from Chapter 19: The Eight Families: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)
The Four Horsemen of Banking (Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup and Wells Fargo) own the Four Horsemen of Oil (Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch/Shell, BP Amoco and Chevron Texaco); in tandem with Deutsche Bank, BNP, Barclays and other European old money behemoths. But their monopoly over the global economy does not end at the edge of the oil patch.
According to company 10K filings to the SEC, the Four Horsemen of Banking are among the top ten stock holders of virtually every Fortune 500 corporation.  Continue reading
The Rothschild family combined with the Dutch House of Orange to found Bank of Amsterdam in the early 1600’s as the world’s first private central bank. Prince William of Orange married into the English House of Windsor, taking King James II’s daughter Mary as his bride. The Orange Order Brotherhood, which more recently fomented Northern Ireland Protestant violence, put William III on the English throne where he ruled both Holland and Britain. In 1694 William III teamed up with the Rothschilds to launch the Bank of England.
The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street- as the Bank of England is known- is surrounded by thirty foot walls. Three floors beneath it the third largest stock of gold bullion in the world is stored. The biggest hoard lies beneath the Rothschild-controlled Federal Reserve Bank of New York. According to the excellent movie The Money Masters, much of this gold was confiscated from now-empty vaults at Fort Knox as collateral on US debt obligations to the Eight Families Federal Reserve crowd. Continue reading
The success of the Obama Administration in bringing about meaningful change to America hinges on a total rebuke of the phony but much touted War on Terror, along with the entire Homeland Security gestapo that came along with it. The War on Terror was concocted by the Bush Mafia to justify the oil occupation of Iraq, the gas pipeline occupation of Afghanistan, and the shredding of our Constitution.
Unless one is willing to debunk the War on Terror there can be no exit from the fear-based reactionary politics that have decimated our Bill of Rights, bankrupted our Treasury through the buildup of Homeland Security apparatus, and pulled us into anti-democratic occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan.
The hard pill which the American people have yet to swallow is that now that the US occupation has ended in Iraq, Prime Minister Malaki will fall. Likewise, as soon as we pull all troops out of Afghanistan, Prime Minister Karzai is toast. The idiot Republican “look how great the surge worked” crowd, basking as ever in their Empirical delusions, will immediately blame these collapses on Obama-ordered withdrawals. Nothing will be further from the truth. Again. Continue reading
With economic indicators heading south again, President Obama should be thinking big and using his momentum to “flood the zone” during his State of the Union address tonight. He should outline a New Deal-type stimulus package that will help the US economy out of the doldrums and he should get tough on the banksters that put us here.
The real issue underlying the 2008 economic collapse has yet to be dealt with. Until banks began acting like banks and lend money again, instead of gambling QE1-3 at the commodities bubble casino, the economy will be unable to count on the private sector to pull it out of its downward spiral. We need a massive New Deal to both provide work for people and to modernize out ailing infrastructure. Continue reading
The most important change that the Obama administration can make is in our relationship with Israel and its Arab neighbors. I am guardedly optimistic that the Chuck Hagel nomination for Secretary of Defense foreshadows such a change.
For far too long Israel has dictated US foreign policy in the Middle East and elsewhere. This is because, as I outline in my book Big Oil & Their Bankers…, Israel is not so much a “Jewish homeland” as it is a creation of the Rothschild central banking monopoly which controls our Federal Reserve, the Bank of England, Royal Dutch Shell and scores of other financial and industrial behemoths. Continue reading
One of the great things about traveling overseas is that you don’t tend to watch much television. Fine by me. I think if every American tossed their tube there would be a revolution inside of a week. It has long been the primary tool of the global elite in the brainwashing of the masses.
When we do have a room with a TV while travelling we are always struck by the varying quality of the international news channels. In Thailand we got Le Monde out of France, the British BBC, DW from Germany, China’s CCTV, Al Jazeera from Qatar, NHK out of Japan, as well as news channels from South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Russia and the US. Continue reading
Insider stock selling by billionaires – including Warren Buffett and John Paulsen – this week indicate something big is about to happen, something that may make the 2008 credit crisis seem rather benign. Last week the governments of Russia and Germany called in their gold being “held” by the New York Federal Reserve.
A couple of years ago the IMF announced that it would begin liquidating its gold holdings- the world’s 3rd largest stash after the US and Germany. Buyers included the governments of India, Sri Lanka and Mauritius. Do you think the IMF would be selling gold at a market bottom? Bubble #1 about to burst – Gold. Continue reading
A few years after witnessing loud fat illiterate Republican after-birthers making fools of themselves at town hall meetings where they decried “Obamacare”, I fully support a potato chip tax to pay for the deportation of all rapture-bound Evangelicals who wish to expatriate permanently to mother Israel for the big show.
The low point in the talk radio-driven mental mush came in New Jersey when a woman in a wheel chair was berated by a goon squad of 8th-grade educated repeaters who had probably all just come from their all-too-regular doctor’s visits billed to Medicare. I’ve traveled to 50 countries and can safely say that was the worst behavior I’ve ever seen. It was not even human. The other people in that room should have gotten up and kicked some ass on those scumbags. It’s the only thing a bully understands. Continue reading
Despite the current establishment thesis that the Occupy Movement had no staying power and was just a flash in the proverbial monopoly capitalist pan, Occupy is the best thing to happen to this country since the IWW. For decades, what passed for an American “left” remained mired in bouts of single-issue turf wars wrapped in phony political correctness.
The leaderless Occupy has obliterated the hierarchical power pyramid which progressives had merely copied from the monopoly capitalist society they were surrounded by. Real change can never occur when such fear-based models prevail.
Most significant is that Occupy has changed the national conversation, reclaiming our much abused language and vocabulary from a three-decade onslaught of Orwellian doublespeak brought to you by corporate America and their sycophant media subsidiaries. Continue reading
The global elite have, over the centuries, refined the techniques they employ to assure continued dominion over the resources of the planet. In the early days they simply crucified certain rebellious citizens, whilst sprinkling in the occasional peasant massacre to ensure a climate of fear and to thwart any challenge to their hegemony.
When this overtly bloody strategy provoked revolution in such disparate locales as France, America and Russia; and later Cuba, the Congo and Vietnam, the bloodline oligarchs shifted to a strategy of covert assassination and counter-revolutionary intrigues. But brutality is brutality, however subtle and disguised it may be.
So when this strategy failed to stem the tide of history, while provoking a democratic and thus subversive reaction amongst the populace, the international banking syndicate and its coterie of idle rich turned to psychological warfare. They learned that it is much easier to control a population through brainwashing than it is to mow down a more cognizant citizenry in the streets and risk backlash. The key, they learned, was to keep people docile, fearful and ignorant. Continue reading
Last column I asserted that the global Money Power controls people nowadays through psychological warfare. Put simply, they lie to people. As long as enough “sheeple” believe the lie, they can then be counted on to police the thoughts of any dissenters. This is a much easier control mechanism than the open violence that had marked the Money Power’s rule from the Dark Ages up until quite recently.
Last column I pinpointed one of their biggest lies: the might is right dominance paradigm, which portrays nature as a violent and dangerous place, a dog eat dog world where capitalism, colonialism, warfare and even slavery are “necessary evils”. This despite 100,000 years of relatively peaceful human existence which proves otherwise. Continue reading
A few columns back I discussed the historical transition of the methodology employed by the global elite in their never-ending quest to control the people and resources of planet earth. Paramount is a shift from open confrontation with and violent suppression of liberation movements, to a more subtle form of psychological warfare waged via control and distortion of information, resulting in a misinformed, fearful and docile populace.
This battle for our minds takes many forms, but begins by inserting key philosophical premises into the public consensus. One of the most insidious of these is a neo-Darwinian worldview, which preaches “survival of the fittest” and reinforces the dominance paradigm. This fraudulent philosophical underpinning, which has become a sort of global religious cult, is used to justify all kinds of historical and present-day injustice and exploitation and needs to be deconstructed and discredited if we are to progress as a species.
Darwin’s expedition was funded by European nobility and he was himself a Freemason. Despite this elite bias, Darwin’s research led him to one very important conclusion, and it was not the “survival of the fittest” mantra which the global elite has since employed to justify everything from colonialism and slavery to private central banking and monopoly capitalism. Rather, Darwin’s central thesis was that the survival of a species was dependent on a high degree of cooperation within that species. Continue reading