Posted by: CS | July 13, 2011

Who rules? Queen Elizabeth? the Jews? Skull and Bones?

The following quotes are from Tragedy and Hope the wide ranging history of modern times by Carroll Quigley, Bill Clinton’s history mentor at Georgetown University.

… [T]he powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole, this system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences. The apex of the system was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basle, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world’s central banks which were themselves private corporations. …

 It must not be felt that these heads of the world’s chief central banks were themselves substantive powers in world finance. They were not. Rather, they were the technicians and agents of the dominant investment bankers of their own countries, who had raised them up and were perfectly capable of throwing them down. The substantive financial powers of the world were in the hands of these investment bankers (also called ‘international’ or ‘merchant’ bankers) who remained largely behind the scenes in their own unincorporated private banks. These formed a system of international cooperation and national dominance which was more private, more powerful, and more secret than that of their agents in the central banks, this dominance of investment bankers was based on their control over the flows of credit and investment funds in their own countries and throughout the world. They could dominate the financial and industrial systems of their own countries by their influence over the flow of current funds though bank loans, the discount rate, and the re-discounting of commercial debts; they could dominate governments by their own control over current government loans and the play of the international exchanges. Almost all of this power was exercised by the personal influence and prestige of men who had demonstrated their ability in the past to bring off successful financial coupes, to keep their word, to remain cool in a crisis, and to share their winning opportunities with their associates.

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  2. financial coupes, eh!Dear Mr. Quigley, i think you mean 'coups'ps I'm not sure your total belief in the queens alleged non-role is entirely justified – not that i can provide any proof here, I'm just saying the royal setup stinks from any reasonable perspective, and it clearly does have an awful lot of power, perhaps a bit naieve [imho] to think otherwise?[I am english by the way.]and you sure do have it in for poor old alex and webster! they both do a lot of good work imo, like them or not. put it this way, id rather they were there broadcasting than not. ive never heard and anglophobe tendencies from him.also, you seem to mix up the queen [and cecil] with the people of england – disliking the queen [or cecil for that matter] does not make one an anglophobe. . . it makes one a republican.am enjoying the rest of your writing though!all the best.

  3. Yes, it's hard to rationalize the spelling "coupe" in this context.Probably an error arising during the digitization of a printed text. The archives.org text has quite a few such oddities, which provide moments of diversion to those with sufficient time and mental energy to plough through Quigley's thirteen hundred page text.


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