“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.” – Thomas Jefferson
I wonder, why would Jefferson say that?
“The death of Lincoln was a disaster for Christendom. There was no man in the United States great enough to wear his boots and the bankers went anew to grab the riches. I fear that foreign bankers with their craftiness and tortuous tricks will entirely control the exuberant riches of America and use it to systematically corrupt civilization.” Otto von Bismark (1815-1898), German Chancellor, after the Lincoln assassination
Oh, so the tricks and craftiness we see now began a long time ago right? Wow.
“When a government is dependent upon bankers for money, they [the bankers] and not the leaders of the government control the situation, since the hand that gives is above the hand that takes… Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency; their sole object is gain.” – Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France, 1815
Thanks to Napoleon, which is why no one should be surprised by all the banking scandals. In 2012 alone there were over 10
“Money plays the largest part in determining the course of history.” Karl Marx writing in the Communist Manifesto (1848).
“It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and money system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.” Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company.
Even industrialists like Ford, who were normal, informed, pro-capitalist people (and not anarchists or communists) understood the threat.
“Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who writes the laws.” Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744-1812), founder of the House of Rothschild.
For different / a multiplicity of views (i.e. to help one get an objective perspective) regarding Rothschild, see ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_wkVJcH65s – YouTube video) or read the historian Niall Ferguson’s account here (a free part-summary via New York Times can be found here: http://www.nytimes.com/books/first/f/ferguson-rothschild.html ). There are several other good balanced sources/ books online aswell.
“Money is a new form of slavery, and distinguishable from the old simply by the fact that it is impersonal – that there is no human relation between master and slave.” Leo Tolstoy, Russian writer.
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.
He saw the influence those who give the money have on public policy and what gets done. He had just signed off his country away. Look around you today, see how many third world countries, including Malawi suffer at the hands of their lenders. If you analyse their lending conditions, is it helpful for the recipient country in the long run? Will it benefit it and help it to be independent in the long run? Or is it designed to serve their purposes alone – keeping the country in perpetual poverty – while they perpetually make profit out of it? Will it enrich them while ordinary Malawians suffer, in poverty, with rocketing prices, without a good level of education, and battling disease?
It is said that President Franklin Roosevelt knew of the danger of giving too much power to banks and was aware of his predecessor’s (Andrew Jackson) actions in curbing the second Bank of the US (an earlier type of the Federal Reserve System). Yet, after Jackson’s administration, bankers’ influence was gradually restored and began to increase, finally culminating in the passage of the Federal Reserve Act mentioned above.
“The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson… “-Franklin D. Roosevelt (in a letter to Colonel House, dated November 21, 1933)
“The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.” Anatole France (1844-1924), The Red Lily, 1894, chapter 7
2. List of Corporate scandals [note that most of them involve money]
3. Well’s Fargo in $175 million discrimination settlement [note that these guys are the largest mortgage lender in America – but this story wasn’t reported in mainstream media and not as many people know this happened. Why isn’t this news, but a black cop with a gun on the rampage is said to be news??? – If a bank is doing this, what sort of people work there? What do they think of others? How do they value those that are different from them? Can we really ever trust such people?]
4. BofA Coughs Up $335 Million To Settle Discriminatory Lending Case With DoJ [If a bank is doing this, what sort of people work there? what do they think? How do they value others different from them? Search “discriminatory lending” AND “Africa” in google and you will be shocked by what you find]
5. ‘Discriminatory’ lending practices based on risk here to stay [ some self righteous justification here]
6. 12 year old girl gets it..WHY DON’T YOU [ the simplest explanation i’ve encountered as to why certain banks are definitely not good for our countries]