Posted by: John Gilmore | September 16, 2006

Who Owns the Federal Reserve?

I’ve spent a lot of time on this blog reviewing the different aspects of the Federal Reserve – how it was deceptively formed, how it is a private corporation with private shareholders, how it essentially reports to no one, how it is destroying our economy, etc. After doing some reading today, I realized that I haven’t really shown the details behind the Fed’s ownership. This short article by Victor Thorn tells you what you need to know.

It’s probably a shocking revelation to most Americans that the Federal Reserve – the one entity in America that has absolute control over our economy (controlling interest rates and money supply volume) – is majority controlled by banking families of Europe. It’s probably just as shocking for most Americans to learn that JPMorgan-Chase and Citibank control the New York Federal Reserve Bank. Who controls JP Morgan and Citibank? The same people who own the Federal Reserve. It’s an amazing game of smoke and mirrors. On the surface – it seems that the Federal Reserve (by its very name) is government controlled and our largest banking institutions are owned by many different, independent shareholders. The truth is that all of these banking institutions are majority controlled by the same families.

All of the recent banking bailouts make a little more sense (trillions of dollars thrown away into a failing system) when you know the facts behind what is going on. Who benefited from the banking bailouts? The very large banking conglomerates (including Citibank and JPMorgan) were the beneficiaries – while smaller regional banks continue to fail every week. Now we know why. If you’re Citibank and you’re in trouble – why not have the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (which you control) – bail you out. Of course, this truth never ends up in our newspaper headlines.

The fact that our central bank is controlled by private banks – and that ownership/control of the world’s central banking system ultimately resides in Europe – is what really got me looking into the details behind our monetary/economic system. As with any investigation into a crime – a good detective will initially look for an answer to one overriding question – what is the motive behind the crime?

These are the questions that started me on the path to learning the truth:

1. What is the motive behind this system?

2. Why would anyone create a monetary system that requires exponential debt creation/growth?

3. Why would anyone create a monetary system that is unsustainable – that will eventually collapse at some point in the future?

4. What do the people behind this system stand to gain from the failure of the system?

If you want to understand what is happening to the world’s economy – you must be able to answer these questions. If you spend the time to research the answers – like I have – you won’t like what you find. I think that most people – if they were honest with themselves – know something is amiss. The problem is that they don’t want to face the truth – so they never try to find the answers. Unfortunately, in the very near future – ignorance is not going to be bliss.

There are many very intelligent people in the world today trying to explain what is happening to our economy. They fail to arrive at the right conclusions because they only focus on what they’re told – and they ignore the glaring problems right in front of them. They assume that they’re being told the truth by the Fed and our government – and they never search for ulterior motives. As you’ve seen me say before – I don’t see much truth emanating from Washington D.C. these days – so many people are being led astray.

What is truly amazing to me about all of this – is that approximately 2,000 years ago the Apostle John wrote down a Divine Revelation. God inspired John to write the ‘Revelation of Jesus Christ’ on the island of Patmos. In it – God gave us serious warnings about the end of this age. Around 95 A.D. God gives us a description of a ‘beast’ (worldly entity/organization) that would deceptively gain control over the world’s governments and the world’s financial system.

It’s almost as if John has transcended time and handed me the message personally. It’s as though the Lord has handed me the Revelation and said “Interpret this message for My people – warn them about what is to come.” Why do I say this? Because for hundreds of years an evil, deceptive worldly organization has infiltrated the world’s governments and the world’s financial system. The very same people who have infiltrated the world’s political system (including U.S. Presidents, Senators, Congressmen, British Prime Ministers, Heads of State around the world, etc. etc.) – also control the world’s central banking system. This is not a coincidence. Significant prophecies are being fulfilled right before our eyes – and we’re all staring at our blackberries, watching American Idol and playing fantasy football. We have been lulled to sleep – as the beast gains control of the world. I’ll say it again – we have vastly underestimated our spiritual enemy.

There have been countless interpretations of the prophecies of Revelation over the years (some popular and some not) – but there has been no way to confirm many of them until the last 15 years. Now that there are many ways to research who is behind the New World Order and our central banking system (through many people researching independently) – it is becoming clear what is happening and who is behind it.

I have warned people for 4 years about the coming economic collapse – and I don’t think many people have taken the warnings seriously. Even after I have explained the reasons for a collapse from the world’s viewpoint (math doesn’t lie). Maybe after markets collapse and we have nothing – maybe then we will all wake up to reality. We’re going to find out very soon.

jg – September 6, 2009
Who Controls The Federal Reserve System?
By Victor Thorn

Now that we know the Federal Reserve is a privately owned, for-profit corporation, a natural question would be: who OWNS this company? Peter Kershaw provides the answer in “Economic Solutions” where he lists the ten primary shareholders in the Federal Reserve banking system.

1) The Rothschild Family – London 2) The Rothschild Family – Berlin 3) The Lazard Brothers – Paris 4) Israel Seiff – Italy 5) Kuhn-Loeb Company – Germany 6) The Warburgs – Amsterdam 7) The Warburgs – Hamburg 8) Lehman Brothers – New York 9) Goldman & Sachs – New York 10) The Rockefeller Family – New York

Now I don’t know about you, but something is terribly wrong with this situation. Namely, don’t we live in AMERICA? If so, why are seven of the top ten stockholders located in FOREIGN countries? That’s 70%! To further convey how screwed-up this system is, Jim Marrs provides the following data in his phenomenal book, “Rule By Secrecy.” He says that the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which undeniably controls the other eleven Federal Reserve branches, is essentially controlled by two financial institutions:

1) Chase-Manhattan (controlled by the Rockefellers) – 6,389,445 shares – 32.3%
2) Citbank – 4,051,851 shares – 20.5%

Thus, these two entities control nearly 53% of the New York Federal Reserve Bank. Doesn’t that boggle your mind? Now, considering how many trillions of dollars are involved here, and how the bankers are WAY above our “selected” officials in Washington, D.C., do you think the above-listed banks and families have an inordinate amount of say-so in how our country is being run? The answer is blindingly apparent.

Where does the money come from?

We all know that the Federal Reserve CORPORATION prints money – then loans it, at interest, to our government. But wait until you see what a total scam this process is. But before we get to the meat of this issue, let’s remember one thing about the very essence of banking – primarily that money should have some type of standard upon which its value is based. In the case of America, we operate on what is called a “gold standard” (i.e. our money is backed by gold).

So, with that in mind, let’s look at how money is actually created, and at what cost. If the Federal Reserve wants to print 1,000 one-hundred ($100) bills, their total cost for ink, paper, plates, labor, etc. would be approximately $23.00 (according to Davvy Kidd in “Why A Bankrupt America”). Now, if you do the math, the total cost of 10,000 bills would be $230.00 ($.023 x 10,000). But, and here’s the catch – 10,000 $100 bills equals $1,000,000! So, the Federal Reserve can “create” a million dollars, then LEND it to the U.S. Government (with interest) for a total cost of $230.00! That’s not a bad deal, huh!

The banking industry calls this process “seignorage.” I call it outright THEFT. Why? Well, regardless of the immense profit margin ($1,000,000 for $230), plus the huge interest payments, our government then needs to STEAL the American people’s money to payoff their debts via a Mob-like agency called the IRS. So the bankers steal from the government, then the government turns around and steals from the people. I’m no genius, but who do you think is getting screwed in this process? Us – the people at the bottom rung of the ladder.

What’s worse is that – now catch your breath – there’s NO MORE gold left in Fort Knox! It’s all gone. In other words, the GOLD STANDARD that our financial system was based upon is now an illusion. We can’t convert our money into gold — only other currency. The entire underlying basis for our money is now a lie – a sham. The Federal Reserve has become so arrogant that they’ve become a literal MONEY MAKING MACHINE, creating currency out of thin air! So that’s where the Fed gets their money – they literally make it, then lend it to us so they can make even MORE money off of it.

Money As A Religion

The above-detailed process has become so ridiculous that William Grieder, former assistant managing editor of the Washington Post, wrote a book in 1987 entitled, “Secrets of the Temple: How the Federal Reserve Runs the Country” that details how the Controllers have conditioned us to accept this absurd situation.

“To modern minds,” he writes, “it seemed bizarre to think of the Federal Reserve as a religious institution. Yet the conspiracy theorists, in their own demented way, were on to something real and significant. The Fed did also function in the realm of religion. Its mysterious powers of money creation, inherited from priestly forebears, shielded a complex bundle of social and psychological meanings. With its own form of secret incantation, the Federal Reserve presided over awesome social ritual, transactions so powerful and frightening they seemed to lie beyond common understanding.”

Mr. Grieder continues, “Above all, money was a function of faith. It required implicit and universal social consent that was indeed mysterious. To create money and use it, each one must believe, and everyone must believe. Only then did worthless pieces of paper take on value.”

Do you get it? MONEY is an ILLUSION! Why? Because the gold standard upon which our money is supposed to be based has been eliminated. There’s no more gold in Fort Knox. It’s all GONE! Now, money really IS only paper!!! In the past, money was supposed to represent something of tangible value. Now it’s simply paper!

Taken one step further, many of us don’t even use paper money any more! Why? Well, here’s a scenario. Many places of employment directly deposit their employee’s paychecks into the bank. Once the money is there, when bill time comes around, the person in question can write out a stack of checks to pay them. Plus, when they need gasoline they use a credit card; and groceries a debit card. If this person goes out for dinner on Friday night, they can charge the tab on their diner’s card. But what about the tip? They simply scribble in the amount at the bottom of the check. So far, the person hasn’t spent a single dollar bill. Plus, if you bring electronic banking into the picture, we’ve virtually eliminated the use for money. And, God forbid, what happens when encoded microchips are implanted into the backs of our hand?

In essence, money has become nothing more than an illusion – an electronic figure or amount on a computer screen. That’s it! As time goes on, we have an increasing tendency toward being sucked into this Wizard of Oz vortex of unreality. Think about it. Americans as a whole are carrying more personal debt than in any other time in history. Plus our government keeps going further and further into the hole, with no hope of ever crawling out. But we have less and less actual MONEY! We’re being enslaved by the debt of electronic blips on a computer screen! And 70% of the banks that control this debt via the Federal Reserve exist in foreign countries! What in God’s name is going on? As author William Bramley says, “The result of this whole system is MASSIVE debt at every level of society.”

We’re getting screwed in a sickening way, folks, and the people doing it are demented magician-priests that use the ILLUSION of money as their control device. And I hate to say it, but if we allow things to keep going as they are, the situation will only get worse. Our only hope … ONLY HOPE … is to immediately take drastic action and remedy this crime.


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