The citizenry is no longer sovereign, because our nation is no longer sovereign

To the Editor:

When Gary M. Bates asked in last week’s Enterprise, “Who really controls our government and the direction our country takes?”, he posed the key question for navigating our unfolding future.

Part of our nation’s inability to govern with principle and effectiveness for the populace as a whole is that principle no longer reigns in our national institutions, only relativistic pragmatism. It is the M.O. for the globalist interests that control our monetary system, through the privately owned and guided Federal Reserve System and the Bank of International Settlements and their member nations’ central banks that enables powerful influence over all our institutions.

Sir Josiah Stamp, president of the Bank of England, observed, “Banking was conceived in iniquity and born in sin. Bankers own the Earth. Take it away from them but leave them the power to create money, and, with the flick of a pen, they will create enough money to buy it back again. Take this great power away from them and all great fortunes like mine will disappear and they ought to disappear, for then this would be a better and happier world to live in. But, if you want to continue to be the slave of the bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, then let the bankers continue to create money and control credit.”

Louis McFadden, onetime chairman of the House Committee on Banking and Currency, said, “Every effort has been made by the Federal Reserve Board to conceal its powers, but the truth is that the Federal Reserve System has usurped the government. It controls everything in Congress and it controls all our foreign relations. It makes and breaks governments at will.”

A good primer on the Fed is Murray Rothbard’s, “The Origin of the Federal Reserve.” For the Bank of International Settlements, see Aron LeBor’s, “Tower of Basel: The Shadowy History of the Secret Bank that Runs the World.”

The next level down, is the way the Beltway actually works through behind-the-curtain guidance of the “Iron Triangles” (Bureaucracy-Congress-Interest Groups) which exist — one separate triangle for each major public policy domain: Defense, Health, Pharmaceuticals, Labor, Environment, Education, etc.

In these multiple Iron Triangles, the professional well-paid pragmatists move fluidly through the revolving doors of the related:

— 1. Government bureaucracies that are also lobbyists for themselves;

— 2. The Capital Hill politicos, especially the domain-relevant Congressional committees and subcommittees — Congresspersons and their staffs of experts; and

— 3. The lobbying/donor/voting blocs of private-sector entities that benefit from, or can be weakened by, the laws and regulations passed in their policy decisions.

These lobby/donor interest groups include corporations, government and private-sector labor unions, law firms, foundations, think tanks, and universities — and also a  myriad of non-profit entities from across the political spectrum such as the American Petroleum Institute, American Bar Association, Judicial Forum, Sierra Club, etc.

The citizenry is no longer sovereign, because our nation is no longer sovereign. De facto, America has been undergoing an incremental transformation process away from our sovereign republic. See: Patrick Wood’s, “Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse Of Global Transformation.”

The citizenry does not get this. The majority are still mind-melded to the dominant themes of the Big Six Media Cartel, just one arm of the Anglo-American Establishment. Thus the citizenry is locked into the two-party choice paradigm as its only options for making change. This is a badly misplaced faith.

As Professor Carrol Quigley (Bill Clinton's favorite university mentor) wrote, “The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies ... is a foolish idea. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can throw the rascals out at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy. Then it should be possible to replace it, every four years if necessary, by the other party which will be none of these things but will still pursue, with new vigor, approximately the same basic policies.”

Centrist Quigley’s, “The Anglo-American Establishment,” is an excellent primer. Conservative Antony Sutton’s “America’s Secret Establishment” and liberal William Engdahl’s “The Gods of Money” are also excellent.

Interestingly, the Anglo-American Establishment created both the Fabian  Society in 1884 to advance evolutionary socialism in governmental centralization as well as the Rothschild-Rhodes-Milner Round Table Movement in 1909 to advance the interests of transnational corporations in global economic consolidation — a two-pronged pincer movement aimed at achieving a future collectivism.

To deflect the citizenry away from the root causes of our increasingly dysfunctional nation, the globalist Big Six Media Cartel, which owns the mainstream media, interlocks with the Anglo-American Establishment, serves up politics as gossip, scandal, and ridicule — the more titillating the better.

Mostly, the public wants to be entertained and stimulated, rather than being challenged to understand and be enabled to act effectively. We are, as Neil Postman wrote, “amusing ourselves to death.”

Mainstream media editors, journalists, producers, anchors, and pundits follow the general agendas of their owners. The “news” now functions to legitimize power, not to convey information. The politics of personalization and intensifying identity group clashes helps the legitimizers/ delegitimizers divert attention away from issues that might upset the veiled, but powerful, undercurrents of what has been in process for decades.

As early as the Wilson Administration in 1913, a form of technocratic, public-private, state-regulated capitalism began to take shape; its features are, technically, a form of neo-economic/fascism. It has been evolving ever since.

The globalist ruling classes (the oligarchy, owning the major transnational banks and investment houses and the transnational corporations through interlocking directorates) largely control the Deep State within the federal government which coordinates the substantive activities of those corporations and foundations important to the management of the Anglo-American Empire.

George P. Grant wrote,”The use of the concept ‘American Empire’ is often objected to, particularly by those who like to believe that the age of empires is over. They associate an empire with earlier patterns —  the British, the Spanish, and the French — when Europeans maintained rule in distant parts of the globe by superior arms and control of the sea. But an empire does not have to wield direct political control over colonial countries. An empire is the control of one state by another.”

The modern-day empire is one of economic control and resource exploitation with the occasional use of the application of force of arms either directly or with surrogates as needed. This modern form of technocratic, neo-economic-fascism makes national borders obsolete and only a matter of political formality.

The Globalist elites’ bottom line is their god in the motto, “In God We Trust.” It is not the Triune God of the original American Christian colonists, but for them it’s Mammon — the god of Money, Profit, Power, and Centralized Control.

David Rockefeller wrote in his autobiography, “For more than a century ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents such as my encounter with Castro to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure — one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.”

I hope this contributes, at the least, a partial answer to Mr. Bates’s profoundly important question.

Victor Porlier

East Berne

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