Bankistocracy is the New Ruling Class.

In this age of Bailouts and Credit Crisis, Banking has transparently become the new ruling influence in society.  The replacement of the governments of Italy and Greece with IMF and Goldman Sachs Alumni has made this fact of rule by bank an open secret.  Bankers have for years been accused of driving wars, cynically manipulating foreign and domestic policy, industry and discovery.  Banking as a class of society, whether pre or post industrial has some common historical traits.  Namely that form of influence peddling that seeks to profit from both sides of any dispute, and to manipulate the levers of various systems to drive wealth by rule of scarcity and limited capital resources.

Over the centuries banking as a class of society has become something outside of the normal political process.  In many cases driven by nepotism and dynastic succession.  Banker’s are the ‘Money Kings’ of every age.   The quote attributed to Rothschild, “Give me control over a nation’s currency and I care not who makes its laws.” hints at the sanguine application of the power of banking throughout history as a well demonstrated pillar of political influence.  From the ancient world to the modern world, empires rise and fall, largely through struggles with oligarchic banking elites.

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(reposted from internet sources)


Astute observers of history are aware that for every notable event there will be at least one, usually several wild conspiracy theories which spring up around it.

“Mahatma Ghandi’s ghost throttled Hendrix”

“Saddam Hussein was breeding an army of genetically modified Yeti”.

“Hitler was half Werewolf”

“Space aliens replaced Nixon with a clone” etc,etc.

The bigger the event, the more ridiculous and more numerous are the fanciful rantings which circulate in relation to it.

So it’s hardly surprising that the events of Sept 11 2001 have spawned their fair share of these ludicrous fairy tales.

And as always, there is – sadly – a small but gullible percentage of the population eager to lap up these tall tales, regardless of facts or rational analysis.

One of the wilder stories circulating about Sept 11, and one that has attracted something of a cult following amongst conspiracy buffs is that it was carried out by 19 fanatical Arab hijackers, masterminded by an evil genius named Osama bin Laden, with no apparent motivation other than that they “hate our freedoms.”

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Kabuki Theatre Presents, ‘The Trial of Scooter Libby’.


This is an impatiently cynical interpretation partially inspired by trepidation over jury deliberations in the Scooter Libby trial.

cartoon_ScooterLibbyI think this whole ‘Scooter’ Libby Perjury and Obstruction of Justice case, in the leaking of CIA NOC Agent Valerie Plame’s identity, is Kabuki. It is the ‘exit strategy’ for Iraq, it is the germ of an idea that presented itself even as the ‘Mission Accomplished’ banner was being unfurled. Admit to the malfeasance and misconduct in going to war, allow the earnest and zealous process of law to sacrifice the requisite goats (in the Office of the Vice President, who no doubt are overdue their ‘just desserts’), make a public show of remorse for the wrongdoings, wait awhile, pardon the fall-guys who took a hit for the ‘Republic’, and continue with long term middle east plans.

Image of ‘moral and ethical America’ somewhat restored, long term goals still on track.

I’ll be convinced otherwise only when war-crimes tribunals follow subsequent investigations into the affairs of the Neo Con criminal racket, bringing to light the panopoly of conspirators and provacateurs. However such investigations and tribunals will probably never occur unless conducted at gunpoint as a result of foreign military intervention in the affairs of American ‘Zionist‘ Imperialism.

I can appreciate the deep need for there to be genuine heroes of duty, justice and honour, such as Patrick Fitzgerald represents, and I don’t want to diminish his hard work and dedicated clarity in the pursuit of this case. However well or ill suited Scooter Libby and Darth Cheney are to playing out their protagonisms, the trial itself is a bit of theatre, unlikely to pull back the obstinate rock under which many cruelly unwholesome creatures squirm.

Perhaps I am being too cynical in believing, that amidst the ocean of wrongdoing that the U.S. has committed, in states both foreign and domestic, that this case, serious as it is, cannot have come so far merely on legal merits, while other equally serious acts of mendacity go unchallenged. It is tempting to suspect some other underhanded agency or ambition at work.

While the indentured media dutifully whistles, piping inspirational accompaniement, and looking the other way, the real and serious nature of this trial proceeds, with predictable outcomes. However it is hard to believe that the findings of this trial, and any subsequent investigations that proceed from it, will budge foreign policy, as it regards the middle east, in the slightest.

The trial will be cathartic, but thats about it. The catharsis, once achieved will allow the troubled conscience of the irate populace to subside into their subservient consumer slumber, sated and passive once more, allowing the aristocracy of sophisticated avarice to resume their plunder and oppression without fear of ‘peasant uprisings’.

The sad history of the world continues, this latest chapter like a mafia biography writ large.