By Rodney Howard-Browne and Paul L. Williams
Note: This is the final installment in a series of three columns. Read Part 1, “Uncle Sam was murdered,” and Part 2, The secret societies that led to the killing of Uncle Sam.”
By the time Donald Trump ascended to the Oval Office, the brainstorm that Cecil John Rhodes experienced on June 2, 1877, had transformed the world.
Rhodes was not unique in his realization that the forces of globalization were leading to the breaking of nations. This awareness was shared by other 19th-century thinkers, including John Ruskin, John Stuart Mill and Karl Marx. The uniqueness of Rhodes resided in his insistence that the process of globalization could be controlled by a “synarchy” – an elite group of bankers, businessmen and industrialists who meet in secret to chart global affairs.
Among the original members of Rhodes’ Secret Society, the most influential was Nathan Rothschild, who set up the House of J.P. Morgan to control the economic development of America. The Rothschilds would give rise to the Pilgrim Society in New York – a dining club within New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel that was off-limits to the general public. Within this rarefied setting, the wealthiest men in the country, including Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Andrew Mellon and Paul Warburg, could meet to shape the national policy of the United States with the goal of creating an Anglo-American alliance.
The Pilgrim Society, under the House of Morgan, served as the driving force behind the creation of the Federal Reserve System, which would control the country’s money supply and the prevailing interest rate. This central bank was privately owned by representatives of the world’s leading banking consortia: Morgan, Rockefeller, Warburg and the Rothschilds. These families constituted a cartel. In the case of the Federal Reserve, they became joint shareholders who worked together to manipulate the U.S. and world economy. They possessed the ability to create depression or prosperity. They could print money ex nihilo (“out of nothing”) and lend it to the government with interest. In order for the interest to be repaid, the government was compelled to borrow more and more money from the central bank and to fall further and further into financial enslavement to the Fed’s private shareholders.
The banking cartel, under the leadership of the House of Morgan, manipulated events, including the sinking of the Lusitania, which brought America into World War I for the purpose of creating a global government. When this failed, the cartel set up the Royal Institute for International Affairs (the Chatham House) in London and the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in New York. In time, the CFR came to preside over the affairs of the U.S. State Department.
At the onset of the Great Depression, the interlocking interests of the cartel gave rise to the establishment of the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) in Basel, Switzerland, where the banking families met in absolute secrecy. These meetings resulted in the creation of a covert economy based on real wealth, that is, gold. In keeping with this development, gold was hoarded and squirreled away in the vaults of the BIS. The gold standard was abolished, and the American government, under Franklin Delano Roosevelt, confiscated the gold of its citizens, which they relinquished without cry or whimper.
At the outbreak of World War II, the Rockefellers emerged as the dominant family within the cartel. Through the efforts of this family, the United Nations, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Trade Organization came into being. These organizations worked in tandem to dissolve the sovereignty of the United States. In his Memoirs, David Rockefeller, founder of the Trilateral Commission and chairman of the Bilderberg Group, wrote: “Some even believe we [the Rockefeller family] are part of a secret cabal working against 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 like. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.”
Rhodes’ dream of a world unencumbered by tariffs or any barriers to free trade, thanks to the cartel, had become a reality. While labor remained stationary, capital moved. America’s mighty manufacturing plants were relocated in the Third World, where workers were plentiful and willing to labor long hours for a pittance. Goods were no longer made in America, but in such places as China, Japan, Indonesia, Africa, the Philippines and Mexico. As America lost its industrial base, its citizens became more and more dependent upon the government to meet their basic needs, including health care. Democracy, in accordance with the plan of Rhodes and his Secret Society, had dissolved into socialism.
Due to the free circulation of labor and free trade between nations, labor supply far exceeded demand, and employment insecurity intensified throughout the United States. American workers – once the most productive and well-paid labor force in the world – became forced to submit to the increasing demands of globalization and the money cartel. Their wages dwindled; their benefits all but vanished; and their working hours became extended. Two adults in a family had to work – most in the service industry – to make ends meet. The cleft between the haves and have-nots grew to such an extent that the middle class disappeared into the widening fissure.
Those who sought to advance from their insecure positions were advised to seek higher education. But the cost of tuition climbed to such an astronomical level that the average student graduated from college over $100,000 in debt. This debt hung over their heads like a guillotine. It was a debt that couldn’t be absolved by bankruptcy. Failure to make payments resulted in garnishments, even on Social Security checks.
While the working class suffered and the infrastructure of America’s cities fell into ruins, the money cartel continued to seize natural resources throughout the world to sustain its hegemony. Such seizures required conflict, and Americans, by tens of thousands, began to die in limited wars that were fought not for freedom but economic interests of the chosen few.
Uncle Sam’s demise progressed in stages. First, the cartel deprived him of his right to manage his own finances. His wealth in gold was stripped from his possession and shipped to a place where it could not be recovered. Swimming in debt he could not pay, Uncle Sam’s days of manifest destiny and incredible achievements came to an abrupt halt.
Next, the cartel entangled him in foreign affairs and conflicts from which there was no escape. One war led to another with such rapidity that the old man began to lose his grip on reality. Then Uncle Sam was drugged with opiates and his teeth extracted, since they were well aware that the avuncular figure could bite. His sons and daughters were taken from him, and the old man, thanks to the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, was placed in unfamiliar settings with people who were unrelated to him – people who did not know who he was, let alone what he had stood for. He died alone. His belated obituary is contained in “The Killing of Uncle Sam: The Demise of the United States of America.” All those who loved him should read it.
Read Part 1, “Uncle Sam was murdered,” and Part 2, The secret societies that led to the killing of Uncle Sam.”
Rodney Howard-Browne and Paul L. Williams are the authors of “The Killing of Uncle Sam: The Demise of the United States of America.”