The BIG BANKS, that is. The Big Banks always win. And Big Money. R-e-a-l-l-y BIG Money always wins. Money so big it moves around the globe swiftly and silently and at the speed of light, and you can’t even attach a name to its owners. We’re not talking about the neighbor down the street with the new Mercedes that he is so proud of. We are talking about money so big it can bring down governments, and prop up governments, dictate terms to governments. We are not talking about the millionaire next door. Nor am I talking about your lovely neighborhood bank, or even the biggest bank in your state. I am talking about the people who decide which banks fail and which ones don’t. I am talking about the people who allow some banks to fail so that THEY can buy up the failed bank’s assets with pennies on the dollar—oh, and that’s pennies on YOUR (tax) dollar, not THEIR dollar. The politicians are their pawns, who are rewarded and punished according to their compliance and cooperation. The only thing these people fear is, well, YOU. You are part of the herd, and they fear the herd. These people don’t like democracy, they don’t like the light, and they only pretend at transparency.
Empires have always been about the control of the many by the few. It was said that the sun never set on the British Empire, and the most amazing feat of the British Empire is that it controlled so much of the earth’s surface with the tiniest of military garrisons and outposts scattered around the globe. In most of those places, if the local populace had risen up against them, the tiny British garrisons would easily have been overrun and sent packing. They had the greatest navy in the history of the world, but no navy could have kept them safe everywhere, and especially inland. The secret of their superiority was the quality of their information. They knew the value of information; they knew that information was power. The maintenance of power required keeping the masses in ignorance. And as long as the masses could be fed, amused, and kept poor, nothing would ever change. It was important to keep the masses poor, because that kept them too busy and too tired to interest themselves in anything other than the tyranny of survival. And the purpose of empire was to extract wealth from far flung lands and bring it home to a privileged few.