Who Runs The World? Solid Proof That A CoreGroup Of Wealthy Elitists Is Pulling The Strings       By Michael, on January 2...
The global elite have really hoarded an incredible amount of wealth in these troubled times. The followingis from an artic...
23. Northern Trust Corporation24. Société Générale25. Bank of America CorporationThe ultra-wealthy elite often hide behind...
But ultra-wealthy international bankers have not just done this kind of thing in the United States. Theirgoal was to creat...
Time Warner CableCinemaxCartoon NetworkTBSTNTAmerica OnlineMapQuestMoviefoneCastle RockSports IllustratedFortuneMarie Clai...
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Simon & Schuster (Pocket Books, Scribner)Westwood One Radio NetworkNBC UniversalBravoCNBCNBC NewsMSNBCNBC SportsNBC Televi...
"For more than a century, ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized uponwell-publicized i...
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  1. 1. Who Runs The World? Solid Proof That A CoreGroup Of Wealthy Elitists Is Pulling The Strings By Michael, on January 29th, 2013Does a shadowy group of obscenely wealthy elitists control the world? Do men and women with enormousamounts of money really run the world from behind the scenes? The answer might surprise you. Most ofus tend to think of money as a convenient way to conduct transactions, but the truth is that it alsorepresents power and control. And today we live in aneo-fuedalist system in which the super rich pullall the strings. When I am talking about the ultra-wealthy, I am not just talking about people that have afew million dollars. As you will see later in this article, the ultra-wealthy have enough money sitting inoffshore banks to buy all of the goods and services produced in the United States during the course of anentire year and still be able to pay off the entire U.S. national debt. That is an amount of money so largethat 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 ismaking the ultra-wealthy even wealthier. But the ultra-wealthy dont just sit on all of that wealth. Theyuse some of it to dominate the affairs of the nations. The ultra-wealthy own virtually every major bankand every major corporation on the planet. They use a vast network of secret societies, think tanks andcharitable organizations to advance their agendas and to keep their members in line. They control how weview the world through their ownership of the media and their dominance over our educationsystem. They fund the campaigns of most of our politicians and they exert a tremendous amount ofinfluence over international organizations such as the United Nations, the IMF, the World Bank and theWTO. When you step back and take a look at the big picture, there is little doubt about who runs theworld. It is just that most people dont want to admit the truth.The ultra-wealthy dont run down and put their money in the local bank like you and I do. Instead, theytend to stash their assets in places where they wont be taxed such as the Cayman Islands. According to areport that was released last summer, the global elite have up to 32 TRILLION dollars stashed inoffshore 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 trilliondollars, so you could add them both together and you still wouldnt hit 32 trillion dollars.And of course that does not even count the money that is stashed in other locations that the study did notaccount for, and it does not count all of the wealth that the global elite have in hard assets such as realestate, precious metals, art, yachts, etc.   1  
  2. 2. The global elite have really hoarded an incredible amount of wealth in these troubled times. The followingis 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 taxhavens, representing up to $280 billion in lost income tax revenues, according to research published onSunday.The study estimating the extent of global private financial wealth held in offshore accounts - excludingnon-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 taxhavens, 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 dont have a lot of money. They also basically own justabout every major bank and every major corporation on the entire planet.According to an outstanding NewScientist article, a study of more than 40,000 transnationalcorporations conducted by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich discovered that a very smallcore 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 relativelysmall 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 thesuper-entity - that controlled 40 per cent of the total wealth in the network. "In effect, less than 1 per centof the companies were able to control 40 per cent of the entire network," says Glattfelder. Most werefinancial institutions. The top 20 included Barclays Bank, JPMorgan Chase & Co, and The Goldman SachsGroup.The following are the top 25 banks and corporations at the heart of this "super-entity". You will recognizemany of the names on the list...1. Barclays plc2. Capital Group Companies Inc3. FMR Corporation4. AXA5. State Street Corporation6. JP Morgan Chase & Co7. Legal & General Group plc8. Vanguard Group Inc9. UBS AG10. Merrill Lynch & Co Inc11. Wellington Management Co LLP12. Deutsche Bank AG13. Franklin Resources Inc14. Credit Suisse Group15. Walton Enterprises LLC16. Bank of New York Mellon Corp17. Natixis18. Goldman Sachs Group Inc19. T Rowe Price Group Inc20. Legg Mason Inc21. Morgan Stanley22. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc   2  
  3. 3. 23. Northern Trust Corporation24. Société Générale25. Bank of America CorporationThe ultra-wealthy elite often hide behind layers and layers of ownership, but the truth is that thanks tointerlocking 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 slimylegs over our cities, states and nation. To depart from mere generalizations, let me say that at the head ofthis octopus are the Rockefeller-Standard Oil interests and a small group of powerful banking housesgenerally referred to as the international bankers. The little coterie of powerful international bankersvirtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes.They practically control both parties, write political platforms, make catspaws of party leaders, use theleading men of private organizations, and resort to every device to place in nomination for high publicoffice 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 newspapersand magazines in this country. They use the columns of these papers to club into submission or drive outof office public officials who refuse to do the bidding of the powerful corrupt cliques which compose theinvisible 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), andthey use those central banks to get the governments of the world ensnared in endless cycles ofdebtfrom which there is no escape. Government debt is a way to "legitimately" take money from all ofus, 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 inthe past there have been some brave members of Congress that have been willing to take a stand. Forexample, 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. Irefer to the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Reserve Banks. The Federal Reserve Board, aGovernment board, has cheated the Government of the United States and the people of the United Statesout of enough money to pay the national debt. The depredations and iniquities of the Federal ReserveBoard has cost this country enough money to pay the national debt several times over. This evil institutionhas impoverished and ruined the people of the United States, has bankrupted itself, and has practicallybankrupted 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 practicesof the moneyed vultures who control it.Sadly, most Americans still believe that the Federal Reserve is a "federal agency", but that is simply notcorrect. The following comes from factcheck.org...The stockholders in the 12 regional Federal Reserve Banks are the privately owned banks that fall underthe Federal Reserve System. These include all national banks (chartered by the federal government) andthose state-chartered banks that wish to join and meet certain requirements. About 38 percent of thenation’s 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 dominatethe 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.   3  
  4. 4. But ultra-wealthy international bankers have not just done this kind of thing in the United States. Theirgoal was to create a global financial system that they would dominate and control. Just check out whatGeorgetown University history professor Carroll Quigley once wrote...[T]he powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a worldsystem of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and theeconomy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the centralbanks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings andconferences. The apex of the system was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basle,Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world’s central banks which were themselvesprivate corporations.Sadly, most Americans have never even heard of the Bank for International Settlements, but it is at thevery 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 andtransparent among its 58 member central banks. While monetary policy is determined by each sovereignnation, it is subject to central and private banking scrutiny and potentially to speculation that affectsforeign exchange rates and especially the fate of export economies. Failures to keep monetary policy inline with reality and make monetary reforms in time, preferably as a simultaneous policy among all 58member banks and also involving the International Monetary Fund, have historically led to losses in thebillions as banks try to maintain a policy using open market methods that have proven to be based onunrealistic assumptions.The ultra-wealthy have also played a major role in establishing other important international institutionssuch as the United Nations, the IMF, the World Bank and the WTO. In fact, the land for the UnitedNations 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 RockefellerFoundation and other elitist organizations have poured massive amounts of money into Ivy Leagueschools. Today, Ivy League schools are considered to be the standard against which all other collegesand universities in America are measured, and the last four U.S. presidents were educated at Ivy Leagueschools.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 ForeignRelations, 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, Idetailed how just six monolithic corporate giants control most of what we watch, hear and read everysingle 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 ofthese six giant corporations should not be underestimated. The following are just some of the mediacompanies that these corporate giants own...Time WarnerHome Box Office (HBO)Time Inc.Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.CW Network (partial ownership)TMZNew Line Cinema   4  
  5. 5. Time Warner CableCinemaxCartoon NetworkTBSTNTAmerica OnlineMapQuestMoviefoneCastle RockSports IllustratedFortuneMarie ClairePeople MagazineWalt DisneyABC Television NetworkDisney PublishingESPN Inc.Disney ChannelSOAPnetA&ELifetimeBuena Vista Home EntertainmentBuena Vista Theatrical ProductionsBuena Vista RecordsDisney RecordsHollywood RecordsMiramax FilmsTouchstone PicturesWalt Disney PicturesPixar Animation StudiosBuena Vista GamesHyperion BooksViacomParamount PicturesParamount Home EntertainmentBlack Entertainment Television (BET)Comedy CentralCountry Music Television (CMT)LogoMTVMTV CanadaMTV2Nick MagazineNick at NiteNick Jr.NickelodeonNogginSpike TVThe Movie ChannelTV LandVH1News CorporationDow Jones & Company, Inc.Fox Television Stations   5  
  6. 6. The New York PostFox Searchlight PicturesBeliefnetFox Business NetworkFox Kids EuropeFox News ChannelFox Sports NetFox Television NetworkFXMy Network TVMySpaceNews Limited NewsPhoenix InfoNews ChannelPhoenix Movies ChannelSky PerfecTVSpeed ChannelSTAR TV IndiaSTAR TV TaiwanSTAR WorldTimes Higher Education Supplement MagazineTimes Literary Supplement MagazineTimes of London20th Century Fox Home Entertainment20th Century Fox International20th Century Fox Studios20th Century Fox TelevisionBSkyBDIRECTVThe Wall Street JournalFox Broadcasting CompanyFox Interactive MediaFOXTELHarperCollins PublishersThe National Geographic ChannelNational Rugby LeagueNews InteractiveNews OutdoorRadio VeronicaReganBooksSky ItaliaSky Radio DenmarkSky Radio GermanySky Radio NetherlandsSTARZondervanCBS CorporationCBS NewsCBS SportsCBS Television NetworkCNETShowtimeTV.comCBS Radio Inc. (130 stations)CBS Consumer ProductsCBS OutdoorCW Network (50% ownership)Infinity Broadcasting   6  
  7. 7. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Books, Scribner)Westwood One Radio NetworkNBC UniversalBravoCNBCNBC NewsMSNBCNBC SportsNBC Television NetworkOxygenSciFi MagazineSyfy (Sci Fi Channel)TelemundoUSA NetworkWeather ChannelFocus FeaturesNBC Universal Television DistributionNBC Universal Television StudioPaxson Communications (partial ownership)TrioUniversal Parks & ResortsUniversal PicturesUniversal Studio Home VideoAnd of course the elite own most of our politicians as well. The following is a quote from journalistLewis Lapham..."The shaping of the will of Congress and the choosing of the American president has become a privilegereserved to the country’s equestrian classes, a.k.a. the 20% of the population that holds 93% of thewealth, the happy few who run the corporations and the banks, own and operate the news andentertainment media, compose the laws and govern the universities, control the philanthropic foundations,the policy institutes, the casinos, and the sports arenas."Have you ever wondered why things never seem to change in Washington D.C. no matter who we votefor?Well, it is because both parties are owned by the establishment.It would be nice to think that the American people are in control of who runs things in the U.S., but that isnot how it works in the real world.In the real world, the politician that raises more money wins more than 80 percent of the time innational races.Our politicians are not stupid - they are going to be very good to the people that can give them the giantpiles of money that they need for their campaigns. And the people that can do that are the ultra-wealthyand the giant corporations that the ultra-wealthy control.Are you starting to get the picture?There is a reason why the ultra-wealthy are referred to as "the establishment". They have set up a systemthat greatly benefits them and that allows them to pull the strings.So who runs the world?They do. In fact, they even admit as much.David Rockefeller wrote the following in his 2003 book entitled "Memoirs"...   7  
  8. 8. "For more than a century, ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized uponwell-publicized incidents such as my encounter with Castro to attack the Rockefeller family for theinordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some evenbelieve we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizingmy family and me as internationalists and of conspiring with others around the world to build a moreintegrated global political and economic structure — one world, if you will. If that is the charge, I standguilty, and I am proud of it."There is so much more that could be said about all of this. In fact, an entire library of books could bewritten about the power and the influence of the ultra-wealthy international bankers that run the world.But hopefully this is enough to at least get some conversations started.     8