Fourth Reich of the Rich

by Des Griffin

[revised from: The Missing Dimension In World Affairs]

Emissary Publications, 1976, paperback


G.T. Armstrong, Good News magazine. October 1975

To believe that we could be wrong about something - almost everything - is unfortunately a very ego-shattering experience for some (if not most) human beings. The exposure of myths and biases can be so psychologically disruptive that it is tantamount to complete ego destruction.

Henri de Lubec, Atheistic Humanist

The turning point in history will be the moment man becomes aware that the only god of man is man himself.

The Order of the Illuminati was founded on May 1, 1776, by Dr. Adam Weishaupt, professor of Canon Law at Ingolstadt University, Bavaria.

Carroll Quigley in his book "Tragedy and Hope"

[John Ruskin became Professor of Fine Arts at Oxford University in 1870] Ruskin wrote to the Oxford undergraduates as members of the privileged, ruling class. He told them they were the possessors of a magnificent tradition of education, beauty, rule of law, freedom, decency, and self-discipline but that this tradition could not be saved, and did not deserve to be saved, unless it could be extended to the lower classes of England itself and to the non-English masses throughout the world. If this precious tradition were not extended to these two great majorities, the minority of upper-class Englishmen would ultimately be submerged by these majorities and the tradition lost. To prevent this, the tradition must be extended to the masses and to the empire.

... Ruskin's message had a sensational impact. His inaugural lecture was copied out in longhand by one undergraduate, Cecil Rhodes, who kept it with him for thirty years. [Cecil] Rhodes (1853-1902) feverishly exploited the diamond and gold fields of South Africa, rose to be prime minister of the Cape Colony (1890-96), contributed money to political parties, controlled parliamentary seats both in England and South Africa. Rhodes inspired devoted support for his goals in South Africa and in England. With financial support from Lord Rothschild and Alfred Beit, he was able to monopolize the gold mines of South Africa as De Beers Consolidated Mines and to build up a great gold mining enterprise as Consolidated Goldfields. In the middle of the 1890s Rhodes had a personal income of at least a million pounds sterling (then about five million dollars) which he spent so freely for his mysterious purposes that he was usually overdrawn on his account. These purposes centered on his desire to federate the English-speaking people and to bring all the habitable portions of the world under their control. For this purpose, Rhodes left part of his great fortune to found the Rhodes Scholarships at Oxford in order to spread the English ruling class tradition throughout the English-speaking world as Ruskin had wanted.

Carroll Quigley in his book "Tragedy and Hope"

[In 1909-1913 Lord Alfred Milner] organized semi-secret groups, known as round table groups, in chief British dependencies and in the United States. These still function in eight countries... In 1919 they founded the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House).

Carroll Quigley in his book "Tragedy and Hope"

The power and influence of the Rhodes-Milner group in British imperial affairs and in foreign policy since 1889, although not widely recognized, can hardly be exaggerated.

Similar Institutes of International Affairs were established in British dominions and in the United States (where it was known as the Council on Foreign Affairs) in the period 1919-27.

Occasional Letter No. 1 of John D. Rockefeller's General Education Board, issued in 1904

In our dreams, we have limitless resources and the people yield themselves with perfect docility to our molding hands. The present education conventions fade from their minds, and unhampered by tradition, we work our own good will upon a grateful and responsive rural folk. We shall not try to make these people or any of their children into philosophers or men of learning, or men of science. We have not to raise up from among them authors, editors, poets or men of letters. We shall not search for embryo great artists, painters, musicians nor lawyers, doctors, preachers, politicians, statesmen, of whom we have an ample supply.

The task we set before ourselves is very simple as well as a very beautiful one, to train these people as we find them to a perfectly ideal life just where they are. So we will organize our children and teach them to do in a perfect way the things their fathers and mothers are doing in an imperfect way, in the homes, in the shops and on the farms.

Congressional Reece Committee's general counsel, Rene Wormser in his book "Foundations: Their Power and Influence.

A very powerful complex of foundations and affiliated organizations has developed over the years to exercise a high degree of control over education. Part of this complex, and ultimately responsible for it, are the Rockefeller and Carnegie groups of foundations.

Chester Pierce, Harvard University, 1973

Every child in America who enters school at the age of five is mentally ill, because he comes to school with allegiance toward our elected officials, toward our founding fathers, toward our institutions, toward the preservation of this form of government patriotism, nationalism, sovereignty .... All these prove the child is sick, because the truly well individual is one who has rejected all those things and is what I call the true international child of the future.

Carroll Quigley in his book "Tragedy and Hope"

The structure of financial controls created by the tycoons of 'Big Banking' and 'Big Business'... was of extraordinary complexity, one business fief being built on another, both being allied with semi-independent associates, the whole rearing upward into two pinnacles of economic and political power, of which one, centered in New York, was headed by J. P. Morgan and Company and the other, in Ohio, was headed by the Rockefeller family. When the two cooperated, as they generally did, they could influence the economic life of the country to a large degree and could almost control its political life, at least at the Federal level. They caused the "panic of 1907" and the collapse of two railroads, one in 1914 and the other in 1929.


Only one group won in every war: the Big Bankers.

Antony Sutton

President Wilson was the fairy godmother [presumably on instructions from Colonel Edward Mandell House and his backers] who provided [Leon] Trotsky with a passport to return to Russia to 'carry forward' the revolution.

Jennings C. Wise in his book "Woodrow Wilson: Disciple of Revolution"

History must never forget that Woodrow Wilson ... made it possible for Leon Trotsky to enter Russia with an American passport".

The Bilderbergers are made up of the elites from the worlds of banking, business, government and academia - which holds top-secret meetings each year in remote resorts in the United States and Europe - to plan what is going to happen on the world scene in the months ahead.

The Bilderbergers are a type of international aristocracy who meet annually... Hardly a word about the annual Bilderberg meetings has appeared in any of the leading newspapers, or on prime time TV network news programs. An almost total blackout.

... There has been a conspiracy of silence among those who control the mass media to deliberately suppress any information about those meetings... Why can [mainstream news] publications never seem to find space in which to inform their readers about the Bilderberg meetings. No stories. No analysis. No photos. Nothing.

... On prime time television "news" programs, one never sees any of the well-known "anchors" pounding on their desks while thundering over the airwaves about the "public's right to know" about the Bilderberg meetings. It is time we realize that these men are mere puppets who dance to the tune called by their masters behind the scenes. They are not interested in the truth. They are paid millions every year to parrot the party line and to project the image desired by the Big Boys who control the networks... these individuals are all internationalists - men who view the United States Constitution with contempt, and who are dedicated to the concept of a One-World Government - or New World Order.

Willis Carto

How the press loves to brag to its victims - its readers - about its freedom. Yes, the press may be free to lie and distort and suppress and deceive and malign, but is it free to tell the truth? Many have reason to believe that the truth is dead as far as the mass media concerned.

August Shoenberg (later known as August Belmont) who supported the North during the Civil War, and Judah Benjamin, Secretary of State of the Confederacy, were both Rothschild agents. Paul Warburg, of the well-known German banking family, who was the chief architect of the Federal Reserve System .. was also a Rothschild agent.

Colonel Ely J Garrison in his book "Roosevelt, Wilson, and the Federal Reserve Law"

Paul Warburg was the man who got the Federal Reserve Act together after the Aldrich Plan aroused such nationwide resentment and opposition. The mastermind of both plans was Baron Alfred Rothschild of London.

Those who have attended [Bilderberg] meetings over the years: David Rockefeller, Henry Kissinger, John R. Galvin (Supreme Allied Commander Europe), Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Queen Sophia of Spain, Katherine Graham (chairwoman of the Washington Post Co., Robert L. Bartley (editor of the Wall Street Journal), Giovanni Agnelli (Chairman of Fiat), and Bill Gates of Microsoft. Bill Clinton was a Bilderberg "guest" before running for president. The same applied to Tony Blair before becoming British prime minister.

Henry Kissinger at a Bilderberg meeting, Spotlight Reprint, August 1991

What the Bilderberg group intends is a global army at the disposal of the United Nations, which is to become the world government to which all nations will be subservient...

... A UN army must be able to act immediately, anywhere in the' world, without the delay involved in each country making its own decision whether to participate, based on parochial considerations

Only politicians and others who have proven their unquestioning loyalty to the Rothschild/Rockefeller cabal are invited to Bilderberg meetings. They must be willing tools of the super-rich and totally dedicated to the creation of a New World Order. Nationalists and anti-Communist political figures are never allowed inside a Bilderberg meeting.

A. K. Chesterton in his book "New Unhappy Lords", 1995

If the Bilderberg conferences reach no conclusions and recommend no policies, it is because the conclusions have already been reached and the policies determined, so that the delegates assemble to be told what the form is. They did not need to be given their orders. Once the form is declared they know well enough what is expected of them.

Carroll Quigley in his book "Tragedy and Hope"

[The global financial oligarchy's goal is] nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system [is] to be controlled in feudal fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences.

Congressman John Rarick, 1972

The CFR [Council on Foreign Relations] is the Establishment. Not only does it have influence in key decision-making positions at the highest levels of government to apply pressure from above, but it also finances and uses individuals and groups to bring pressure from below to justify the high-level decisions for converting the United States from a sovereign, Constitutional Republic into a servile member-state of a One-World dictatorship.

Rear Admiral Chester Ward

All published accounts thus far have understated the CFR 's [Council on Foreign Relations] influence, just as all previous accounts of Henry Kissinger's power vastly underestimate him.

Congressman Louis McFadden Chairman of the House Banking and Currency Committee, 1934

We have in this country one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever known. I refer to the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Reserve Banks, hereinafter called the Fed... They are not Government institutions. They are private monopolies which prey upon the people of these United States for the benefit of themselves and their foreign customers.

Christopher Hollis in his book "The Breakdown Of Money", 1937

In 1694 the Government of William III was dire straits for money. A company of rich men under the leadership of one William Paterson offered to loan William £1,200,000 (6 million dollars) at eight percent on condition that the 'Governor and Company of the Bank of England' as they called themselves, should have the right to issue notes to the full extent of its capital. That is to say, the Bank got the right to collect £1,200,000 in gold and silver and to turn it into £2,400,000, lending £1,200,000, the gold and silver, to the Government, and using the other £1,200,000, bank-notes, themselves. Paterson frankly admitted that this privilege which had been given to the Bank was a privilege to create money out of nothing.

... This newly formed private bank, masquerading under the name "Bank of England," began to create and issue its own private money.

Bancroft's History of the Colonization of the United States of America

The [American] Colonies ... grew rich. Industry ... hard work, a locally controlled and a carefully managed currency were largely responsible for the fast development and prosperity... As long as the Colonies had a good supply of their own currencies in circulation they didn't need to pay interest to European bankers for the "privilege" of using their currency!

Bancroft's History of the Colonization of the United States of America

From the (British) Board of Trade in March, 1751, a Bill was presented (to Parliament) to restrain Bills of Credit (Colonial currency) in New England... The Board of Trade was all the while maturing its scheme for Controlling America. As a result, the Colonists were forced to borrow money, at interest, from the bankers to put in circulation. In 1764, the prohibition by the English authorities against the New England Colonies issuing their own currencies was extended to the rest of the Colonies... The Colonists went to war to retain their sovereign right to create their own money.

Gertrude Coogan in her book "The Money Creators", 1935

Our early history books strangely omit the fact that some years prior to 1773 the British Parliament had busied itself annulling the laws under which the American Colonies had exercised their fundamental right to create and issue their own money. Much is said about taxation without representation, but what underlies that phrase is omitted. The fact is that the Bank of England manipulators, having gained control over British industry through frequent depressions, cast their greedy eyes on the commerce and industry of America, and set to work to lay hold on the money of the Colonies and, hence, the industry of the Colonies.

The reason why the British abolished the right of the Colonies Ito create and issue their own money is simple: the bankers did not want the Colonists to be able to trade among themselves without paying tribute to them on the promises of the Bank of England, which they were forcing the Americans to borrow for use in trading among themselves. The objective was clear: by forcing Americans to pay interest, the European money changers wanted to enslave the Colonies in a mountain of debt.

... In 1775 the Continental Congress authorized the respective colonies to issue paper currency in defiance of Britain. The European Money Changers set about to destroy the value of this new money. They printed up a huge amount of counterfeit Continental money and flooded the Colonies with it. As a result, the value of these "bills of credit" was greatly debauched. The counterfeiting campaign was so successful that in 1779 the entire issue had to be recalled in order to save the system from immediate collapse. A year later the Continental bills were only worth one fortieth of their original face value.

Following the ratification of the Constitution in 1789, George Washington appointed Alexander Hamilton Secretary of the Treasury. In 1790, Hamilton- the proven friend of the Money Creators - proposed that the public debt (amounting to approximately $75,000,000) be converted into interest bearing bonds. In December, 1790, he introduced a report in the House of Representatives which would charter the Bank of the United States. This was to be a privately owned corporation with the sole right of issuing currency for the United States. The corporation was to be exempt from taxes, and the U.S. government was to be responsible for all its transactions.

This bank charter was dearly in defiance of the Constitution... The basic issue was whether the United States should control the issue of its money (as was specifically provided for in the Constitution), or whether this awesome power would be turned over to private bankers.

... There were many States that were unwilling to recognize the authority of a Central Bank that had been given unconstitutional powers to create money. They chartered State Banks. When the charter of the "Bank of the United States" expired in 1811 there were close to ninety of the State Charter banks in existence: they were all strongly opposed to the concept of a Central Bank.

When President Lincoln took office the National Debt amounted to $100,000,000 - and the Treasury was practically pout of funds.

... When the banks refused to loan the government money, except at extremely high rates of interest, Lincoln was faced with a financial disaster. To meet this impending crisis, a bill was sent to Congress which resulted in the Act of February 25, 1862, one of the landmarks in the history of American finance. Its main provision authorized the issuance of $150,000,000 legal-tender United States Notes. These later became known as Lincoln Greenbacks. Two more issues of the same sum of these legal-tender notes, amounting to $300,000,000 were made on July 11, 1862 and on January 17, 1863 - making a grand total of $450,000,000 in all! Lincoln had met the monetary crisis, to the sore displeasure of the bankers who never received a cent of interest or taxes on this United States money. The bankers were soon to get their revenge!

... The Times of London stated: "If that mischievous financial policy, which had its origin in the North American Republic should become indurated down to a fixture, then that government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off its debts and be without a debt. It will have all the money necessary to carry on its commerce. It will become prosperous beyond precedent in the history of the civilized governments of the world. The brains and the wealth of all countries will go to North America. That government must be destroyed or it will destroy every monarchy on the globe.

... Infuriated by Abraham Lincoln's courageous stand in favor of a constitutional money system [Lincoln Greenbacks], the infamous Hazard Circular was written by the Internationalists and distributed among American bankers. It stated:

Slavery is likely to be abolished by war power. This, I and my European friends are in favor of, because slavery is but the owning of labor, and carries with it the care of the laborers, while the European plan ... is that capital money lenders shall control labour by controlling wages.

The great debt that Capitalists [the bankers] will see is made out of the war, must be used to control the value of money. To accomplish this, government bonds [with interest being paid to the bankers] must be used as a banking basis. We are now waiting for the secretary of the treasury to make that recommendation. It will not allow Greenbacks, as they are called, to circulate as money for any length of time as we cannot control that. But we can control the bonds, and through them, the banking issues.

The campaign for the passage of the National Banking Act of 1863, which delegated to private corporation the all-powerful right to issue our money, was heavily financed by the International Bankers. It passed Congress and became law.

The new Act gave the [private] banks the power to issue currency (paper money).

Horace Greeley in 1872 wrote about the "National" Bank Act which allowed private banks to issue United States currency [paper money]

We have stricken the shackles from four million human beings (the black slaves] and brought all laborers to a common level, not so much by the elevation of the former slaves as by practically reducing the whole working population, white and black, to a condition of serfdom. While boasting of our noble deeds, we are careful to conceal the ugly fact that by our iniquitous money system we have nationalized a system of oppression which, though more refined, is not less cruel than the old system of chattel slavery.

When the "National" Bank Act was passed, which allowed private banks to issue United States currency [paper money], President Lincoln said:

I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me, and causes me to tremble for the safety of our country. Corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption in high places will follow and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people, until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the republic is destroyed.

President [Woodrow] Wilson, in a 1916 speech referred to the financial oligarchy that controls the Federal Reserve System:

A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. 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 governments in the civilized world - no longer a government of 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.

In the Wall Street crash of 1929 [the money manipulators] gained a stranglehold on American industry. Having sold out of the market when it was at its peak early in 1929, they reinvested their vast fortunes in gold and silver. Shortly afterwards, under their direction, the price of both these precious metals practically doubled in value. Then, when the value of industrial stocks had reached bottom, they stepped in and purchased vast blocks of shares at five-ten cents on the dollar. In this way their fortunes were multiplied up to forty times in a remarkably short space of time.

We are paying the International Bankers hundreds of millions of dollars each year in interest on our National Debt. This money (or credit) was created by the bankers out of nothing - and loaned to us at a high rate of interest.

The Federal Reserve System is a private corporation not a federal agency.

The Constitution clearly defines treason (in Article 3, Section 3) as:

Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.

When the International Bankers bring about the next great crash they will be playing for total control of the world. The stage is now set for this planned catastrophe - only the timing is not known. The results will make the Crash of 1929 and resultant Great Depression look like a time of great prosperity.

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