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“Give me control of a nation’s money and I care not who makes her laws.”—Mayer Amschel Rothschild.

From Tyler Durden’s, The Stealth Coup D’Etat:

“…for the past 25 years or so, finance has boomed, becoming ever more powerful. The boom began with the Reagan years, and it only gained strength with the deregulatory policies of the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations.

…From 1973 to 1985, the financial sector never earned more than 16 percent of domestic corporate profits. In 1986, that figure reached 19 percent. In the 1990s, it oscillated between 21 percent and 30 percent, higher than it had ever been in the postwar period. This decade, it reached 41 percent…The great wealth that the financial sector created and concentrated gave bankers enormous political weight—a weight not seen in the U.S. since the era of J.P. Morgan (the man).”

…Once you have control of the financial powers of the U.S. via the tiny Elites of the Congress, the Executive Branch, the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury, then the rest of the government will follow.

This is how the Stealth Coup D’Etat works: the machinery of governance grinds through a simulacrum [ a slight, unreal, or vague semblance] of democracy, but it’s all for show; the theoretical structures are now completely different from the political realities…The Power Elites and their Stealth Coup are apolitical. They don’t care about the color of your uniform; whether you wear a blue shirt or a red shirt is inconsequential.”

Or as Karl Denninger at The Market Ticker put it, “You’re just voting for which of the two bank robbers you like being assaulted by more – the guy with the red ski mask or the one with the blue one.”

Going back to where we began, Durden concludes:

“The Stealth Coup can be traced by a simple dictum: follow the money. Once you control the money–the money supply, the manipulation of yields and bond sales, the budgeting and borrowing–then you control everything.

This is how a small Financial Power Elite dominates the vast, sprawling American Empire.”