“Give me control of a nation’s money and I care not who makes it’s laws.” — Mayer Amschel Rothchild
“When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child, but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” – 1 Corinthians 13:11 KJV
As a grade school student, having just learned the Pledge of Allegiance, I thought the world was run by nations and governments. As a high school student, more aware of the power and global influence of religion, I thought the world was run by major religions– Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, to name a few. As an adult, I directed my attention to the banking industry, as it became apparent that Wall Street and the Federal Reserve system wielded great power and influence over government. Always curious, I began my research.
Italy’s Banca MPS (Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena), founded in 1472, is known to be the world’s oldest continuously operating bank. Although the Medici Banking Family founded its institution in 1397, it lasted just shy of a century, and was rendered defunct in 1494. The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) claims to be the oldest global financial institution in the world. Founded in May of 1930 by Germany, Belgium, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Japan, Switzerland and the U.S., it is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland.
Ever more interesting is the fact that Mayer Amschel Rothschild is credited with establishing an international banking system with his five sons a century earlier. By 1820 Poppa Mayer had deployed sons Nathan to London, Amschel to Frankfort, James to Paris, Salomon to Vienna, and Carl to Naples, all to set up the family network of banks throughout Europe. The rapid rise of the Rothschilds to financial power and political influence is directly linked to Poppa’s affinity to backing or lending to governments rather than individuals, thus the accounts of the family actually financing wars. In some cases, they have been charged with backing both sides of the same conflict.
Today, the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) brokers deals between central banks across the globe. It represents the banking interests of 63 central banks including the Bank of Algeria, the Central Bank of Argentina, the Reserve Bank of Australia, the Oesterreichische Nationalbank, the National Bank of Belgium, the Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovnia, the Central Bank of Brazil, the Bulgarian National Bank, the Bank of Canada, the Central Bank of Chile, the People’s Bank of China, the Bank of the Republic of Colombia, the Croatian National Bank, the Czech National Bank, the Danmarks Nationalbank, the Bank of Estonia, the European Central Bank, the Bank of Finland, the Bank of France, the Deutsche Bundesbank, the Bank of Greece, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the Hungarian National Bank, the Central Bank of Iceland, the Reserve Bank of India, the Bank of Indonesia, the Central Bank of Ireland, the Bank of Israel, the Bank of Italy, the Bank of Japan, the Bank of Korea, the Central Bank of Kuwait, the Bank of Latvia, the Bank of Lithuania, the Central Bank of Luxembourg, the National Bank of Malaysia, the Bank of Mexico, the De Nederlandsche Bank, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, the National Bank of North Macedonia, the Bank Al-Maghrib, the Norges Bank, the Central Reserve Bank of Peru, the Bangko Sentral ng Philipinas, the National Bank of Poland, the Banco de Portugal, the National Bank of Romania, the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, the Saudi Central Bank, the National Bank of Serbia, the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the National Bank of Slovakia, the Bank of Slovenia, the South African Reserve Bank, the Bank of Spain, the Sveriges riksbank, the Swiss National Bank, the Bank of Thailand, the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey, the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates, the Bank of England, the State Bank of Vietnam, and the United States Federal Reserve System.
It’s likely you may have never heard of many of these institutions. However, the list gives rise to the question “Do governments actually run the world? Here are a few more interesting points to consider:
- Jacob Rothschild says Trump’s criticisms of the Fed can “shake” the confidence of the market, claiming, “The market is a con game where there is an unspoken rule that no one questions the validity of the Federal Reserve Bank.”
- China now controls more than 400 American farms. The number of acres of U.S. farmland held by foreign-owned investors has doubled in the past two decades.
- China bought Dominion Voting Systems (our voting machines) for $400 million in October 2020.
- Are Citibank, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Bank of New York (BNY) Mellon, JPMorgan Chase, and Morgan Stanley Bank International owned by China?
That’s what’s on my mind!