"Corporatism is a synonym for fascism"
"Behind every great fortune lies a great crime"
-Honore de Balzac
The Constitution is said to have beautiful features, but when I come to examine these features, they appear to me frightful. Where are your checks in this government? There are no checks, no real balances. They are based on a supposition that your American governors shall be honest! Show me that age and country where the rights and liberties of the people were based on the chance of their rulers being honest men, and I'll show you a country that lost its liberties."
- Patric Henery
"Everything Hitler did in Germany was legal."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
"When a government is dependent upon bankers for money, they and not the leaders of the government control the situation, since the hand that gives is above the hand that takes. Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency; their sole object is gain."
- Napoléon Bonaparte
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for dinner."
"The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the people versus the banks."
- Lord Acton
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel."
"We have the best government money can buy."
- Mark Twain
The rich require an abundant supply of the poor.
"It's class warfare, my class is winning, but they shouldn't be."
- Warren Buffet
Rich people don't pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes."
"Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone."
-John Maynard Keynes
"The country is governed for the richest, for the corporations, the bankers, the land speculators, and for the exploiters of labor."
-Helen Keller, 1911
"Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it."
-Henry David Thoreau
“Poverty is the worst form of violence.”
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations which even now dare to challenge the government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of their country!"
-Thomas Jefferson to George Logan, 1816
“Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes it's laws."
- Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild
"The few who understand the system, will either be so interested from it's profits or so dependent on it's favors, that there will be no opposition from that class."
- Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild
"Our form of democracy is bribery, on the highest scale"
“The inability of the colonists to get power to issue their own money permanently out of the hands of George III and the international bankers was the PRIME reason for the Revolutionary War.”
- Benjamin Franklin
This Federal Reserve Act establishes the most gigantic trust on earth. When the President (Wilson) signs this bill the invisible government of the Monetary Power will be legalized.”
- Hon. Charles A. Lindbergh, Sr.”
"We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order."
- David Rockefeller
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. At the head is a small group of banking houses generally referred to as 'international bankers.' This little coterie... run our government for their own selfish ends. 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.
John F. Hylan (Mayor of New York just before the depression)”
"People without homes will not quarrel with their leaders."
- J.P. Morgan
The history of government management of money has, except for a few short happy periods, been one of incessant fraud and deception.
- Friedrich Hayek
"Capital must protect itself in every possible manner by combination and legislation. Debts must be collected, bonds and mortgages must be foreclosed as rapidly as possible. When, through a process of law, the common people lose their homes they will become more docile and more easily governed through the influence of the strong arm of government
-USA Banker's Magazine, August 25 1924
It seems the current Chairman of the Federal Reserve is of the belief that diluting the dollar is the cure for everything from a recession to male pattern baldness. And like other snake-oil salesmen before him, Mr. Bernanke is heavy on promises and light on results.
- Michael Pento, Chief economist for Euro Pacific Capital
"In my darkest moments, I have begun to wonder if the monetary accommodation we have already engineered might even be working in the wrong places,"
- Richard W. Fisher, president of the Fed bank of Dallas
I made a mistake in believing that banks in operating in their self-interest would be sufficient to protect their shareholders and the equity in their institutions. Greenspan said that he had found "a flaw in the model that I perceived is the critical functioning structure that defines how the world works."
-Allan Greenspan, biggest asshole in the universe.
Its a big club, and we aint in it
- George Carlin
"As you wander through this world, you see lots of funny men.
Some will rob you with a six-gun, some with a fountain pen."
No bank robber ever evicted someone from their home
"the United States is now in the grip of a political duopoly in which both parties are thoroughly complicit. They play a game: they agree to fight viciously over certain things to retain the allegiance of their respective bases, while agreeing not to fight about anything that seriously endangers the privileges of America's new financial elites. Whether this duopoly will endure, and what to do about it, are perhaps the most important questions facing Americans. The current arrangement all but guarantees the continuing decline of the United States as a nation, and of the welfare of the bottom 90% of its citizens."
-Charles Ferguson, producer of Inside Job