In Reference to Walter Burien's Comment: http://www.atlanticfreepress.com/news/1-/8972-digest-financial-and-state-terrorism-from-bailout-october-2008-to-march-31-2009.html#pc_7703
Sunday, April 05, 2009,
You wrote: 'A very big point a lot of people are missing when they talk about "The Banks" owning it all is: Banks are just holding companies for clients.'
While it is true that “Banks are just holding companies for clients”, I fear that this space isn't linear nor flat. But layered, hierarchical, interlocking, leveraging, and deception laden. "They" – the oligarchic predators and their praetorian guards – from what is now readily apparent, have deliberately constructed layers of compartmentalized stake-holders whose vested interest it has become to sustain the pyramid scheme of usurpation, and to have it continually succeed. The first enabling lever, the prime-mover so to speak which initiated this scheme ab initio, is rooted in the uncanny understanding of the banksters:
“Give me control of a nation's money supply, and I care not who makes its laws”
What you are looking at today, decades later, is the cumulative effect of the construction of such laws by the banksters. That effect, inter alia, is visible in the distribution of the 'paper wealth', in name only, in the “foundational layer” of the stake holders – as is the case with CAFR – which also happen to wield the enormous power of persuasion for the rest of the world. Since non-linearity of control is the operative principle, by taking over the “foundational layer”, "they" have taken over the world, as candidly admitted to by one of their own, Mr. Thomas Friedman, in “A Manifesto for the Fast World”, NYT, March 28, 1999, observing:
'The hidden hand of the market will never work without a hidden fist -- McDonald's cannot flourish without McDonnell Douglas, the builder of the F-15. And the hidden fist that keeps the world safe for Silicon Valley's technologies is called the United States Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps. "Good ideas and technologies need a strong power that promotes those ideas by example and protects those ideas by winning on the battlefield," says the foreign policy historian Robert Kagan. "If a lesser power were promoting our ideas and technologies, they would not have the global currency that they have. And when a strong power, the Soviet Union, promoted its bad ideas, they had a lot of currency for more than half a century."' (Thomas Friedman, NYT, March 28, 1999)
There is much buried in the laconic Straussian statement of the neocon maestro who is entirely funded – after the degrees of separation are traversed – ultimately by the banksters: “If a lesser power were promoting our ideas and technologies, they would not have the global currency that they have.”
Thus, taking over the “foundational layer”, by creating its many stake holders, i.e., corrupting many into silence as their participation is perpetually enlisted, just as W. Cleon Skousen had noted in 1970 after studying Carroll Quigley's 1966 book: “Tragedy and Hope”, has been necessary. Skousen's words are so prescient, that I quote them repeatedly, and I hope I may be forgiven another repetition:
'The real value of Tragedy and Hope ... [is the] bold and boastful admission by Dr. Quigley that there actually exists a relatively small but powerful group which has succeeded in acquiring a choke-hold on the affairs of practically the entire human race. Of course we should be quick to recognize that no small group could wield such gigantic power unless millions of people in all walks of life were “in on the take” and were willing to knuckle down to the iron-clad regimentation of the ruthless bosses behind the scenes. As we shall see, the network has succeeded in building its power structure by using tremendous quantities of money (together with the vast influence it buys) to manipulate, intimidate, or corrupt millions of men and women and their institutions on a world-wide basis.' (W. Cleon Skousen, The Naked Capitalist, pg. 6)
While Skousen is not referring to CAFR (he may not have known about it), one can easily see that CAFR is an undeniable part of the same “power structure” at the very “foundational layer”, and in my admittedly rather plebeian view, it is only an implementation of that corruption plan.
CAFR is not an end unto itself, nor the cause, but only an effect of having acquired the ability to create and affect laws, and that effect has mushroomed to become enormously inertial today. In other words, it cannot be trivially neutralized in turn. I would say, giving the pernicious devil its due, its sheer brilliance is unsurpassed.
So, fast-forwarding the thoughts: if you own something on paper, and I effectively control you, do you really own whatever is ostensibly in your name? Who now owns it?
In my view, with reference to the “foundational layer” noted in the Financial Terrorism Digest above, the word “owned”, as in the passage:
“The 'one-world' government under rapid construction even as we speak, has all the manifest characteristics of communism of the former Soviet Union and Red China, except, that in this case, all the world's wealth is owned by the international banksters at the top of the hierarchical pyramid, the foundational layer of which is the 'uber' Corporation of the sole superpower United States of America. It isn't co-incidental that the name 'Federal Reserve Board' crops up in W. Cleon Skousen's narrative. For it is indeed the visible part of the same pyramid atop of which, resides the ubiquitous guardian-angel's all-seeing unseen eye. Look at the back of a U.S. dollar bill issued by the Federal Reserve System.”
expands to: 'Owning' and 'Controlling' in the banking context, in effect, are synonymous!
I think CAFR is an important piece of the overall puzzle, not the entire puzzle, nor the prime-mover.
Although I have not had the time to dig into this specific topic as yet beyond your own profound disclosures, my study of the evil geniuses over the past several years have created enough intuition in me to suggest that behind the “federal” organizations which created this CAFR system, lie the unsullied hands of the globalist banksters.
The timing wrt. to the creation of their other globalist systems of control, the WB, IMF, world's reserve currency, UN, CIA, and CAFR, are all coincident with the emergence of the “Fast World” from the ashes of World War II, and all of those institutions (except ostensibly CAFR) are already known to be “owned” by the banksters. And so, I also believe, are the organizations which spawned the CAFR – for, this system is entirely enabling of the banksters' full spectrum control of the economy, as per the prima facie evidence gleaned from the CAFR reports as noted by you, and also verified by my own limited perusal of a few of them.
The biggest overarching picture, I am afraid, is the one accurately portrayed by President Bill Clinton's distinguished professor of History at Georgetown University's prestigious School of Foreign Service, Dr. Carroll Quigley. Its validation is in the unfortunate empiricism around us.
Letter: 'Owning' and 'Controlling' in the banking context, in effect, are synonymous! April 05, 2009.