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Praise be to Bankers

The Catholic Christians took control of the Roman Empire around 325 AD. Their first king, Clovis, started cleaning up the Arian Christians at the end of the 5th century. Soon all the Arians Christians of Europe were either massacred or forced to convert to the Catholic Christian faith. Jesus was now officially son of God throughout Europe.

Then all the newly anointed kings managed the Holy Roman Empire making sure that everybody adhered to the Nicean Creed. The Pope ruled the empire using diplomacy, contracting intermarriages among the royal families and having the kings make war when required. When a large group defied the official religion, massacres, inquisitions, crusades and abominations of all kinds were used to bring the heretics in line. For instance in the case of the Albi Crusade in 1209, the entire population of Cathars was butchered over a period of fifty years, several hundred thousand individuals in all.

Nevertheless, the Jews and the French Huguenots never stopped practicing their faith. Henry IV, a protestant converted to Catholicism for the cause, almost succeeded in establishing religious freedom in France, but he was assassinated and protestants were persecuted with renewed vigor.

As stated in a previous blog, the protestants and the Huguenots established themselves first in a pro-protestant Amsterdam and then joined forces with their counterparts, in 1688, in London. They created the English Parliament in 1689 and the Bank of England in 1694, and from there, they went on to destroy the Holy Roman Empire.

The bankers had thus established democracy and the credit system as we know them today, and it was a great day for the whole of mankind. Although the English bankers didn’t yet have a notion of what a market economy was, it wouldn’t be long before Mayer Amschel Bauer would take control of the Bank of England and create the greatest market economy the world has ever known, that of the USA.

Praise be to that great man, the greatest man who ever lived, bar none!


The Road to WWI

Up to and including Henry VIII’s reign, the financial power of Europe, including England, was the Holy Roman Empire with its head office in Rome. Once Henry threw out the Pope, England had to rely on private bankers. It was a very inadequate and sloppy system until the Amsterdam and London bankers got together in what is known as the Glorious Revolution of 1688 and created in 1689 the English Parliament followed by the Bank of England in 1694. Now that loans were guaranteed by taxes collected by a proper parliament, the bankers felt free to make loans. That’s when the Industrial Revolution really started. But the English financial system remained a parochial one.


Manufactured goods from England were sent all over the world and traded several times and what was brought back was worth many times the original goods. When these goods were sold in England they created a lot of wealth for the English bankers. They obviously wanted to continue that type of operation in the American Colonies, but the colonials started balking. That’s when Mayer Amschel Rothschild decided to do in America what the English and Dutch bankers had done in England. Rothschild financed the American Revolution in 1776, created the Bank of North America in 1781 and America became financially independent of the Bank of England.


As we have seen, the French real estate scam of 1789 made it possible for Rothschild and his five sons to buy up all the gold they could find in Europe. By 1810 Nathan Amschel Rothschild, at the ripe old age of 30, was the financial master of the world; he was in control of the monetary systems of England, America and much of Europe. He was not limited by nationalism and patriotism; he was an international banker who wanted to create market economies.


The American market economy would be very easy to build for the continent was empty, but the European market economy was another kettle of fish. There were all those languages and national egos, and each country had a history. That would all have to be dismantled at one point, but for now, the Holy Roman Empire or the Catholic Church had to be destroyed as a financial power.


Although France, the pillar of that empire, was destroyed in 1789 along with the Austro-Hungarian Empire, after Napoleon, the Catholic Royalists, especially the ones in France who had lost all their property in the grand daddy of real estate scams, wanted their stuff back and still had a lot of fight in them. It took three more revolutions to beat the stuffing out of them, but in 1875, they threw in the towel. Europe was now in the hands of the bankers. The latter could now start thinking about bulldozing the whole lot, hence WWI.

Day 1 of Democracy

Democracy is a word that’s extremely hard to define. For instance, we say France is a great democracy, yet it’s a centralist state. It has no legislative power at the departmental, town, commune or territorial levels. Furthermore, the great majority of representatives in the unique people’s assembly are elected civil servants who answer naturally to their boss, that is the Head of State, the President. Executive power is wielded by the President and the Prefects, and it flows down to the mayors. If the whole world thinks that France is a great democracy, we can only wonder what democracy is.

Again knowing and understanding isn’t one and the same thing. When we visit France’s fabulous monuments and enjoy its great food, we’re not inclined to question its politics in the same way we don’t question the role of the White House when in Washington. The US Presidency with its hoards of non-elected powerful civil servants who run the army, the federal police and everything else with a daunting iron hand is also very centralist. Thanks in part to his veto power, the President has more power than any Absolute King of Divine Right ever had. The Presidency may change names every four years, but it remains fundamentally dictatorial in nature.

It’s all very confusing, and only if we understand what happened during the Glorious Revolution in England, does it become clear. If the bankers went to all that trouble in 1688, it wasn’t because they wanted to grant real power to the people, but rather to manipulate that power. They were betting on a human foible whereby the people’s representatives would want to do things before the taxes were collected. Of course, they were right on the money. The Bank of England created in 1694 was their bank, and since it was the only game in town, they decided what was to be funded. They thus directly controlled the monetary system and indirectly controlled all important decision-making. Financing political campaigns and getting the right brand of representatives to run the country and collect taxes has always been considered democratic, and it gave us this wonderful world that we fail to understand.

Glorious Revolution-2

For over 1000 years the Roman Catholic Church ruled Europe. Although built on the vow of poverty, it was the first international financial power that the world had ever seen. The courts of Europe were filled with the Pope’s representatives and they ruled very inefficiently using diplomacy and intrigue. That’s why when Henry VIII told the Pope that he was the boss in England, England had effectively seceded from the Holy Roman Empire. That, in turn, meant that the Crown had to rethink its financial structures and go to the private Jewish bankers for help. However, unlike what was happening in the Netherlands, in England, the Jewish bankers were barely tolerated, for Henry VIII and the aristocracy were still very much Catholic. That’s why the London bankers trailed behind the Dutch bankers for such a long time.

 Because the papists in Ireland, Scotland, and England, still represented a considerable force, religion continued to play a major role in England. In Ireland, for instance, the English Protestants didn’t even try to promote cohabitation. They simply came in as brutal conquerors and, not surprisingly, it triggered many atrocities on both sides. In 1572, Elizabeth I’s decision to do a bit of ethnic cleansing by chasing the Irish Catholics out of  Ulster’s six counties in the North of Ireland and replacing them with Royalists and Puritans, would weigh heavily on the future of Great Britain and cause enormous pain and suffering in Ireland, as well as England, for centuries to come. Although mostly Jewish, the bankers, then and now, believe in religious freedom. Religion was the reason Cromwell failed them the first time round, but they now knew how to go about creating a representative Parliament, Democracy, and hence, taking control of the monetary system.

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