Skip to comments.Who Runs The World? Solid Proof That A Core Group Of Wealthy Elitists Is Pulling The Strings
Posted on 01/31/2013 9:35:54 AM PST by B4Ranch
Does a shadowy group of obscenely wealthy elitists control the world? Do men and women with enormous amounts of money really run the world from behind the scenes? The answer might surprise you. Most of us tend to think of money as a convenient way to conduct transactions, but the truth is that it also represents power and control. And today we live in a neo-fuedalist system in which the super rich pull all the strings.
When I am talking about the ultra-wealthy, I am not just talking about people that have a few million dollars. As you will see later in this article, the ultra-wealthy have enough money sitting in offshore banks to buy all of the goods and services produced in the United States during the course of an entire year and still be able to pay off the entire U.S. national debt. That is an amount of money so large that it is almost incomprehensible.
Under this ne0-feudalist system, all the rest of us are debt slaves, including our own governments. Just look around - everyone is drowning in debt, and all of that debt is making the ultra-wealthy even wealthier. But the ultra-wealthy don't just sit on all of that wealth. They use some of it to dominate the affairs of the nations.
The ultra-wealthy own virtually every major bank and every major corporation on the planet. They use a vast network of secret societies, think tanks and charitable organizations to advance their agendas and to keep their members in line. They control how we view the world through their ownership of the media and their dominance over our education system.
They fund the campaigns of most of our politicians and they exert a tremendous amount of influence over international organizations such as the United Nations, the IMF, the World Bank and the WTO. When you step back and take a look at the big picture, there is little doubt about who runs the world. It is just that most people don't want to admit the truth.
The ultra-wealthy don't run down and put their money in the local bank like you and I do. Instead, they tend to stash their assets in places where they won't be taxed such as the Cayman Islands.
According to a report that was released last summer, the global elite have up to 32 TRILLION dollars stashed in offshore banks around the globe.
U.S. GDP for 2011 was about 15 trillion dollars, and the U.S. national debt is sitting at about 16 trillion dollars, so you could add them both together and you still wouldn't hit 32 trillion dollars.
And of course that does not even count the money that is stashed in other locations that the study did not account for, and it does not count all of the wealth that the global elite have in hard assets such as real estate, precious metals, art, yachts, etc.
The global elite have really hoarded an incredible amount of wealth in these troubled times. The following is from an article on the Huffington Post website...
Rich individuals and their families have as much as $32 trillion of hidden financial assets in offshore tax havens, representing up to $280 billion in lost income tax revenues, according to research published on Sunday.
The study estimating the extent of global private financial wealth held in offshore accounts - excluding non-financial assets such as real estate, gold, yachts and racehorses - puts the sum at between $21 and $32 trillion.
The research was carried out for pressure group Tax Justice Network, which campaigns against tax havens, by James Henry, former chief economist at consultants McKinsey & Co.
He used data from the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, United Nations and central banks.
But as I mentioned previously, the global elite just don't have a lot of money. They also basically own just about every major bank and every major corporation on the entire planet.
According to an outstanding NewScientist article, a study of more than 40,000 transnational corporations conducted by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich discovered that a very small core group of huge banks and giant predator corporations dominate the entire global economic system...
An analysis of the relationships between 43,000 transnational corporations has identified a relatively small group of companies, mainly banks, with disproportionate power over the global economy.
The researchers found that this core group consists of just 147 very tightly knit companies...
When the team further untangled the web of ownership, it found much of it tracked back to a "super-entity" of 147 even more tightly knit companies - all of their ownership was held by other members of the super-entity - that controlled 40 per cent of the total wealth in the network. "In effect, less than 1 per cent of the companies were able to control 40 per cent of the entire network," says Glattfelder. Most were financial institutions. The top 20 included Barclays Bank, JPMorgan Chase & Co, and The Goldman Sachs Group.
The following are the top 25 banks and corporations at the heart of this "super-entity". You will recognize many of the names on the list...
1. Barclays plc 2. Capital Group Companies Inc 3. FMR Corporation 4. AXA 5. State Street Corporation 6. JP Morgan Chase & Co 7. Legal & General Group plc 8. Vanguard Group Inc 9. UBS AG 10. Merrill Lynch & Co Inc 11. Wellington Management Co LLP 12. Deutsche Bank AG 13. Franklin Resources Inc 14. Credit Suisse Group 15. Walton Enterprises LLC 16. Bank of New York Mellon Corp 17. Natixis 18. Goldman Sachs Group Inc 19. T Rowe Price Group Inc 20. Legg Mason Inc 21. Morgan Stanley 22. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc 23. Northern Trust Corporation 24. Société Générale 25. Bank of America Corporation
The ultra-wealthy elite often hide behind layers and layers of ownership, but the truth is that thanks to interlocking corporate relationships, the elite basically control almost every Fortune 500 corporation.
The amount of power and control that this gives them is hard to describe.
Unfortunately, this same group of people have been running things for a very long time. For example, New York City Mayor John F. Hylan said the following during a speech all the way back in 1922...
The real menace of our Republic is the invisible government, which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy legs over our cities, states and nation. To depart from mere generalizations, let me say that at the head of this octopus are the Rockefeller-Standard Oil interests and a small group of powerful banking houses generally referred to as the international bankers. The little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes.
They practically control both parties, write political platforms, make catspaws of party leaders, use the leading men of private organizations, and resort to every device to place in nomination for high public office only such candidates as will be amenable to the dictates of corrupt big business.
These international bankers and Rockefeller-Standard Oil interests control the majority of the newspapers and magazines in this country. They use the columns of these papers to club into submission or drive out of office public officials who refuse to do the bidding of the powerful corrupt cliques which compose the invisible government. It operates under cover of a self-created screen [and] seizes our executive officers, legislative bodies, schools, courts, newspapers and every agency created for the public protection.
These international bankers created the central banks of the world (including the Federal Reserve), and they use those central banks to get the governments of the world ensnared in endless cycles of debt from which there is no escape. Government debt is a way to "legitimately" take money from all of us, transfer it to the government, and then transfer it into the pockets of the ultra-wealthy.
Today, Barack Obama and almost all members of Congress absolutely refuse to criticize the Fed, but in the past there have been some brave members of Congress that have been willing to take a stand. For example, the following quote is from a speech that Congressman Louis T. McFadden delivered to the U.S. House of Representatives on June 10, 1932...
Mr. Chairman, 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. The Federal Reserve Board, a Government board, has cheated the Government of the United States and the people of the United States out of enough money to pay the national debt. The depredations and iniquities of the Federal Reserve Board has cost this country enough money to pay the national debt several times over. This evil institution has impoverished and ruined the people of the United States, has bankrupted itself, and has practically bankrupted our Government. It has done this through the defects of the law under which it operates, through the maladministration of that law by the Federal Reserve Board, and through the corrupt practices of the moneyed vultures who control it.
Sadly, most Americans still believe that the Federal Reserve is a "federal agency", but that is simply not correct. The following comes from factcheck.org...
The stockholders in the 12 regional Federal Reserve Banks are the privately owned banks that fall under the Federal Reserve System. These include all national banks (chartered by the federal government) and those state-chartered banks that wish to join and meet certain requirements. About 38 percent of the nations more than 8,000 banks are members of the system, and thus own the Fed banks.
According to researchers that have looked into the ownership of the big Wall Street banks that dominate the Fed, the same names keep coming up over and over: the Rockefellers, the Rothschilds, the Warburgs, the Lazards, the Schiffs and the royal families of Europe.
But ultra-wealthy international bankers have not just done this kind of thing in the United States. Their goal was to create a global financial system that they would dominate and control. Just check out what Georgetown University history professor Carroll Quigley once wrote...
[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 worlds central banks which were themselves private corporations.
Sadly, most Americans have never even heard of the Bank for International Settlements, but it is at the very heart of the global financial system. The following is from Wikipedia...
As an organization of central banks, the BIS seeks to make monetary policy more predictable and transparent among its 58 member central banks. While monetary policy is determined by each sovereign nation, it is subject to central and private banking scrutiny and potentially to speculation that affects foreign exchange rates and especially the fate of export economies. Failures to keep monetary policy in line with reality and make monetary reforms in time, preferably as a simultaneous policy among all 58 member banks and also involving the International Monetary Fund, have historically led to losses in the billions as banks try to maintain a policy using open market methods that have proven to be based on unrealistic assumptions.
The ultra-wealthy have also played a major role in establishing other important international institutions such as the United Nations, the IMF, the World Bank and the WTO. In fact, the land for the United Nations headquarters in New York City was purchased and donated by John D. Rockefeller.
The international bankers are "internationalists" and they are very proud of that fact.
The elite also dominate the education system in the United States. Over the years, the Rockefeller Foundation and other elitist organizations have poured massive amounts of money into Ivy League schools. Today, Ivy League schools are considered to be the standard against which all other colleges and universities in America are measured, and the last four U.S. presidents were educated at Ivy League schools.
The elite also exert a tremendous amount of influence through various secret societies (Skull and Bones, the Freemasons, etc.), through some very powerful think tanks and social clubs (the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, the Bilderberg Group, the Bohemian Grove, Chatham House, etc.), and through a vast network of charities and non-governmental organizations (the Rockefeller Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the World Wildlife Fund, etc.).
But for a moment, I want to focus on the power the elite have over the media. In a previous article, I detailed how just six monolithic corporate giants control most of what we watch, hear and read every single day. These giant corporations own television networks, cable channels, movie studios, newspapers, magazines, publishing houses, music labels and even many of our favorite websites.
Considering the fact that the average American watches 153 hours of television a month, the influence of these six giant corporations should not be underestimated. The following are just some of the media companies that these corporate giants own...
Home Box Office (HBO) Time Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. CW Network (partial ownership) TMZ New Line Cinema Time Warner Cable Cinemax Cartoon Network TBS TNT America Online MapQuest Moviefone Castle Rock Sports Illustrated Fortune Marie Claire People Magazine
ABC Television Network Disney Publishing ESPN Inc. Disney Channel SOAPnet A&E Lifetime Buena Vista Home Entertainment Buena Vista Theatrical Productions Buena Vista Records Disney Records Hollywood Records Miramax Films Touchstone Pictures Walt Disney Pictures Pixar Animation Studios Buena Vista Games Hyperion Books
Paramount Pictures Paramount Home Entertainment Black Entertainment Television (BET) Comedy Central Country Music Television (CMT) Logo MTV MTV Canada MTV2 Nick Magazine Nick at Nite Nick Jr. Nickelodeon Noggin Spike TV The Movie Channel TV Land VH1
Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Fox Television Stations The New York Post Fox Searchlight Pictures Beliefnet Fox Business Network Fox Kids Europe Fox News Channel Fox Sports Net Fox Television Network FX My Network TV MySpace News Limited News Phoenix InfoNews Channel Phoenix Movies Channel Sky PerfecTV Speed Channel STAR TV India STAR TV Taiwan STAR World Times Higher Education Supplement Magazine Times Literary Supplement Magazine Times of London 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 20th Century Fox International 20th Century Fox Studios 20th Century Fox Television BSkyB DIRECTV The Wall Street Journal Fox Broadcasting Company Fox Interactive Media FOXTEL HarperCollins Publishers The National Geographic Channel National Rugby League News Interactive News Outdoor Radio Veronica ReganBooks Sky Italia Sky Radio Denmark Sky Radio Germany Sky Radio Netherlands STAR Zondervan
CBS News CBS Sports CBS Television Network CNET Showtime TV.com CBS Radio Inc. (130 stations) CBS Consumer Products CBS Outdoor CW Network (50% ownership) Infinity Broadcasting Simon & Schuster (Pocket Books, Scribner) Westwood One Radio Network
Bravo CNBC NBC News MSNBC NBC Sports NBC Television Network Oxygen SciFi Magazine Syfy (Sci Fi Channel) Telemundo USA Network Weather Channel Focus Features NBC Universal Television Distribution NBC Universal Television Studio Paxson Communications (partial ownership) Trio Universal Parks & Resorts Universal Pictures Universal Studio Home Video
And of course the elite own most of our politicians as well.
Did that come as a surprise?
Actually they think they run the world, but they don’t. The world at present is run by Satan - he owns it (for a time). “We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Ephesians 6:12.
I get that you are probably serious, however.....this is what my grandparents thought, this is what my parents thought (although they added additional groups), then when I was younger that’s what my friends talked about (still more groups added), then my kids talked about it (more groups)and now my oldest grandkids are talking about this.....
The theory’s are not new or unique and they still just remain theories.
It will be interesting to see what replies to your thread will be.
Walter Lippman was one of the Wilsonian progressive propagandists.
Early on Lippmann said the “bewildered herd,” his way of referring to the masses, must be governed by a specialized class whose interests reach beyond the locality.” This class is composed of experts, specialists and bureaucrats. The experts, who often are referred to as “elites,” were to be a machinery of knowledge that circumvents the primary defect of democracy, the impossible ideal of the “omnicompetent citizen”.
My reply is this guy is a seriously bad writer.
There are about 300 families in the world that are worth about $300T and pull a lot of strings to get what they want. Lots of wars and disasters world wide are just games that they play.
Somewhere I have a list of groups that all are claimed to control the world.
And the list goes on, and on.
‘Does a shadowy group of obscenely wealthy elitists control the world?’ Probably, and so the f’ what?1 How really does this effect my life? IT DOESN’T! Not really.
I am not a huge conspiracy guy. Let’s be honest, people are people and most of us would screw up a wet dream. The rich are no different. Most of them are simply inbred swells with more money than brains. It is similar to the theory of a Jewish cabal that runs the World. They don’t, nobody really runs much of anything.
Obviously the super-wealthy do not own virtually all the banks and corporations. Millions and millions of individual shareholders do.
It should also be obvious that "money" in offshore accounts cannot pay off the entire US national debt, for the reason that a great deal of that "money" is actually securities - like the US' debt itself.
Billionaires, of course, have plenty of clout and influence. But the author is clueless about the mechanisms of that influence and has not even a small child's grasp of the economy.
It’s a well known fact that there’s a secret society of the five wealthiest people in the world, known as The Pentavirate, who run everything in the world, including the newspapers, and meet tri-annually at a secret country mansion in Colorado, known as The Meadows. In the Pentavirate:
The Queen, The Vatican, The Gettys, The Rothschilds, *and* Colonel Sanders before he went tits up. Oh, I hated the Colonel with is wee *beady* eyes, and that smug look on his face. “Oh, you’re gonna buy my chicken! Ohhhhh!”
I suggest everyone watch this: “The Soviet Story”
It’s very good. Well worth the time to watch. Goes into the Progressive movement in the US and UK and what it spawned. The Soviets and Nazis were inseparable.
I would like to know what kind of Drugs are you taking if you believe this Feldergarb...
I’m more concerned about the Stonecutters..
A perfectly reasonable response.
The problem with this kind of stuff is it ignores certain basic implications.
1 - if this handful runs the world why does so much unexpected stuff happen
2 - if this handful was smart enough to take over the world why are they so dumb in how they now control it, constantly allowing bad things to happen. This is especially obvious in this recession, a fat comfortable populace is much easier to control, why allow recessions
3 - and this is the biggest one, if all this is true what can we do about it, and since the answer to that is so obviously nothing why are people wasting effort on it
..in the past, we've been one of the best if not the best country in the world, civilized, with lots of scientific endeavors, with outstanding athletic production as well as inovators in the arts, agriculture,medicine, etc....
the elites if they control everything are destroying our way of life, and it will lead to more and more violence and less productivity....
how can that be good for them?...the jerks....
Between Mr. Burns and Bublebee man, the Stonecutters are frightening in their control.
The author says these “ultra-rich” own or influence whole nations, then, in the next sentence says the same people have to hide their money away in the Caymans to avoid taxes. If these boogeymen are so powerful, why wouldn’t they just exempt themselves from taxes, like John Kerry? Why go through all the cloak-and-dagger of squirreling money away in foreign banks when you own the banks right here at home?
I can be as paranoid as the next guy, but there’s too much vague innuendo in this screed to make it anything more than a primal howl.
I just keep thinking that it would run better if the Conspiracy was actually in charge...
There isn't 300 trillion in the entire world let alone 300 trillionaire families.
There’s so much tinfoil in that article, even the word “tinfoil” doesn’t describe it.
It’s more like military-grade chaff.
I learned long ago that conspiracies like these are usually a result of people not able to face the much scarier reality that everything out there is a lot more chaos and random chance than they want to face. It has always been easy to blame a conspiracy on wealthy elites because the most people aren’t in that circle and are jealous of their financial position. It happened in the 1920s-30s against the Jews in Europe (not just Germany although most of the propaganda came out of there). It ways always talking about ‘Jewish bankers’ and you had stories like this almost mirrored in ‘The Protocols’. It is almost Leninist in its pitting the masses against the rich by painting the rich as figures who secretly are keeping them down.
The story stays the same, the names are just changed.
The Golden Rule. Those with the Gold make the rules.
Government debt is a way to "legitimately" take money from all of us, transfer it to the government, and then transfer it into the pockets of the ultra-wealthy.
No. This reason we have massive debt is because voters are casting ballots for socialists. Period. The blame is squarely on the people - not some nefarious "globalist" plot. Debt is exploding because people continue to vote for politicians that tell them we don't have to change our ways. Oh sure, the banks are enablers and are allowing populations addicted to socialism to kick the can of irresponsibility down the road further and further - but banks and big multinationals aren't the core of the problem.
Are you directing that to me?
Seriously, were you able to understand what I wrote?
There is no where in my reply that I said I agreed with the thread of theories in the article.
I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt, but really pay attention to who you are replying to.
Shhhhhh...that's one of the secrets we aren't supposed to know. You see, the super rich found a trick, they convert all their money to Nigerian dollars. Suddenly they are ultra-trillionaires.
Our federal government is run by organized criminals. There is no honor among thieves. Even if they are bought and paid for they would gladly sell out to the next highest bidder. Do they do the bidding for multinational corporations? Probably. However, a crooks number one priority is self preservation. No organization will ever trump their criminal nature and lust for power.
Some names change, some remain the same, some new ones are added as they move through time, with each generation adding their own groups to the ever growing list of conspirators.
The article says that there was something like $32T in offshore bank accounts stashed around the world. Real estate holdings and corporations, Gold, silver, diamonds and other resources make up the rest of the wealth.
Yikes, it's even worse than I thought!!
Rothschild, these have been on “the list” as long as I can recall. I don’t know anything about them except they make a good bottle of wine.
Name one instance where he or his Administration opposed the interests of the Federal Reserve or the international bankers - in any way.
Or we can study the case of one George Walker Bush. Social conservative. Patriot. Supporter of American values, and ostensibly a believer in the American system of free enterprise and liberty.
Name one instance where he or his Administration opposed the interests of the Federal Reserve or the international bankers - in any way.
The Republican/Democrat puppet show is one of the global governing coalition's most effective theatrical devices.
Very well said.
Many people buy into conspiracies when events don't fit neatly into their worldview.
The problem Greece, Spain, Italy, California, Illinois, New York, etc, etc, etc, are having is that their populations are voting for socialist politicians and policies. We have a people problem. Sure, the banks act as enablers in the same way credit card companies enable irresponsible people to run up massive debt. It's not a conspiracy of neo-cons (aka Jews), or "globalist" masons, or the Bilderberg Group, or any other dopey theory. The problem is populations have bought into the idea that they can maintain massive social welfare states, and the reality is these systems are unaffordable and are doomed to collapse. It's really as simple as that.
Well, it's on the interweebs so it must be true...
But you, O Lord, laugh at them;
you hold all the nations in derision.
O my Strength, I will watch for you,
for you, O God, are my fortress.
My God in his steadfast love will meet me;
God will let me look in triumph on my enemies...
...For the sin of their mouths, the words of their lips,
let them be trapped in their pride.
For the cursing and lies that they utter,
consume them in wrath;
consume them till they are no more,
that they may know that God rules over Jacob
to the ends of the earth.
-- Psalm 59:8-10,12-13
“Have you ever wondered why things never seem to change in Washington D.C. no matter who we vote for?”
>>The Golden Rule. Those with the Gold make the rules.<<
That’s always been the way I view what makes the wheels turn. The old phrase, “Follow the money and eventually you’ll see who is in charge.” has held true for my entire adult life.
I went to jr high and high school with a Rothschild. She was cute. She had to do her homework like everybody else though, so I don’t think her family was running the world.
stuffed ballots, more votes cast than there are registered voters, 100 % of voters in a number of precincts cast votes for obozo, according to liberal democrats and the current administration requiring a voter to produce an ID is disenfranchising to some voters, electronic voting and vote counting machines that are programmable to exact a desired outcome............... apparently you still believe our voting system is not compromised when facts prove otherwise. It's become a scam on the people, especially for the golden seat in the WH.
>>why are they so dumb in how they now control it, constantly allowing bad things to happen.<<
Just because you lost you job or your home doesn’t mean the wealthy folks are going to lose theirs. What you consider as a bad thing doesn’t affect their life, does it?
>>I have to wonder why the elites would want an idiot and a divider in office like baby bammy...<<
To unify the Black population, perhaps? When you cause division amongst the people you control their overall strength of resistance.
Oh, I thought that’s why Mickie was doing her “lunch” program and ragging on people about they eat.
And then the feds controlling food distribution and production.....
control food production (regulations)
control food distribution (regulations and fuel prices)
control the population (hungry people don’t cause problems)