You can tell a good man, even if you can’t understand all his graphs, when he quotes things like this:
“Events have satisfied my mind, and I think the minds of the American people, that the mischiefs and dangers which flow from a national [central] bank far over-balance all its advantages. The bold effort the present bank has made to control the Government, the distresses it has wantonly produced, the violence of which it has been the occasion in one of our cities famed for its observance of law and order, are but premonitions of the fate which awaits the American people should they be deluded into a perpetuation of this institution or the establishment of another like it.”
Andrew Jackson, Sixth Annual Message, December 1, 1834
“Another cause of today’s instability is that we now have a society in America, Europe and much of the world which is totally dominated by the two elements of sovereignty that are not included in the state structure: control of credit and banking, and the corporation.
These are free of political controls and social responsibility and have largely monopolized power in Western Civilization and in American society. They are ruthlessly going forward to eliminate land, labor, entrepreneurial-managerial skills, and everything else the economists once told us were the chief elements of production.
The only element of production they are concerned with is the one they can control: capital.”
Professor Carroll Quigley, Oscar Iden Lecture Series 3, 1976
We exist in the circus world of this week’s General Election and all its showboating – Cameron rediscovering his oomph, eh [?] – and then we exist in the real world which most people see as only the fantasy world of conspiracy theory.
A perspicacious man such as Jesse sees it, many thinkers around the world see it – why can’t everyone else see it? Must we quote Woodrow Wilson again?
In 1916, after being tricked and entrapped into doing it, President Wilson observed:
I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men.
We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the civilized world. No longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.
It’s just an extension of the old usury and that was the preserve of the Venetians and Templars for quite some time. It’s all in the history, written and hidden. If I can find it, you can find it.
Today it is embodied in the IMF, World Bank, ECB, BIS and to extend it – ACORN, ASH, Agenda 21 – all of them, Planned Parenthood. They’re all about the taking away from people of human dignity.
The image at the top of the commuter crush in an industrial dispute where the ordinary people matter nothing to union bosses or employers – it’s not so much the vicissitudes but the loss of dignity which gets to me.
In the Bond film Quantum of Solace, of all the moments which were sickening, the worst was not the murder of a bad ‘un, in my book but the treatment of René Mathis, Bond’s sidekick in Bolivia. He dies in Bond’s arms and what does Bond do? Throws him on a rubbish skip, after rifling his pockets.
So much for a man’s entire life.
And the most maddening is those who spout all this equality and diversity c*** and then go ahead and do precisely what they’re railing against – the removal of people’s dignity. Handouts are not dignity, they are slavery. A man working his trade is dignity.
Living on credit is not dignity. Living in the black, owing nothing – that’s dignity. That’s why we have the global system of credit debt. Making people into criminals through their own inability and overweening aspirations is the taking away of dignity. Sub-prime lending. I call it banal evil.
In the end, our dignity is all we have left to us.