Friday 2 August 2002

Lifting the Curtain on the Invisible Government

The Charade of Democracy

Lifting the Curtain on the Invisible Government

By Henry Makow, Ph.D.
August 1, 2002

In 1913, Congressman Charles Lindbergh said: "When the President signs this bill; the invisible government by the Monetary Power will be legalized…The day of reckoning is only a few years removed."

Prophetic words.

The establishment of the Federal Reserve Bank in 1913 set off a chain of baneful events that blighted the 20th century and darkens our prospects for the 21st. It began with World War One and the Great Depression, and continues with the WTC and the upcoming war on Iraq.

In 1913, America's leaders were bribed and bamboozled by mostly foreign bankers and their US agents. Our leaders committed treason by giving these bankers the power to create money out of thin air backed only by the credit, i.e. taxes, of the American people. The U.S. government now borrows its own money from international bankers and pays them interest to the tune of $360 billion for the privilege.

If you hoodwinked the United States in this fashion, what would you do?

You would either give the magical power back to its rightful owner, the US government.

Or, you would use it to take over the world, to own everything and to control everyone.

Guess which choice the bankers made?

I haven't got all the pieces of the puzzle. But I believe modern history displays a long-term plan by dynastic banking families and their allies to create an Orwellian World dictatorship ("New World Order") in which wealth will be further concentrated, and human life will be further degraded.

Wars and depressions, modern art and culture, new age religion, sexual liberation and feminism, are all part of this design. The role of historians and the mass media is to obscure this plan and to beguile the masses into thinking they are free and their leaders represent their interests.

This conviction was reinforced by Col. Curtis B. Dall's book, "FDR: My Exploited Father-in-Law" (1970). Dall, who was married to Franklin Roosevelt's daughter Anna, spent many nights at the White House and often guided FDR around in his wheelchair. He was also a partner at a Wall Street brokerage.

Dall maintained a family loyalty but could not avoid several disheartening conclusions in his book. He portrays the legendary President not as a leader but as a "quarterback" with little actual power. The "coaching staff" consisted of a coterie of handlers ("advisers" like Louis Howe, Bernard Baruch and Harry Hopkins) who represented the international banking cartel. For Dall, FDR ultimately was a traitor manipulated by "World Money" and motivated by conceit and personal ambition.

FDR's main perfidy was suppressing information about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, at the cost of almost 3,000 lives. He did this because the bankers needed US involvement in WWII, something 85% of Americans opposed. The Japanese had instructions to call off the attack if they lost the element of surprise.

Dall relates a less known but more telling anecdote. In 1956, George Earle, a former governor of Pennsylvania, told him that in 1943 the Nazis tried to surrender. At the time, Earle was Naval Attache in Istanbul when he was approached personally by Admiral Wilhelm Canaris, head of the German Secret Service. Canaris told him that the German generals felt Hitler was leading Germany to destruction. They could not accept Roosevelt's policy of "unconditional surrender," but if FDR would offer "honorable surrender," the army was prepared to stage a coup d'etat. They believed that Russia represented a threat to Western Civilization and they were ready to present a non-Nazi German bulwark against Communist designs in Eastern Europe.

To make a long story short, FDR repeatedly ignored this proposal which could have ended the war in 1943 and saved millions of lives. Canaris and hundreds of other decent German officers were tortured and killed by the gestapo. The bankers' policy, as exhibited by the fire bombing of German cities, was clearly to 1) prolong the war and inflict maximum damage on Germany 2) ensure that Soviet Russia occupy Eastern Europe and become a major world power.

This is consistent with Dall's other observations. The banking cartel acted as if Communist Russia was their personal creation, which it was. One of FDR's first acts in office was to recognize the Soviet regime. FDR advisers Henry Morganthau and Harry Dexter White arranged for U.S. treasury printing plates to be sent to Russia so they could print their own US money. They arranged $8 billion in lend lease aid to Russia after the war was over. Col. Dall personally confronted Louis Howe over Russian agents he saw meeting Howe in the White House.

According to Antony Suttton ("Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution"), the Bolshevik Revolution was funded by international bankers. In 1917, Trotsky and 200 revolutionaries were literally transferred from New York's Lower East Side to St. Petersburg to foment the revolution.

What are we to make of all this?

First, we have to recognize that monopoly capital has an affinity with Communism. Both are enemies of competition and freedom. A Communist government can give the cartels control of raw materials and markets. It can provide huge contracts and take on huge debts. Each sector of the US economy is now controlled by a handful of cartels. A Communist government can ensure social control in order to protect the concentration of wealth.

Is it a coincidence that the Communist Party term "politically correct" has entered the American lexicon? Could we be facing Communism without the public ownership?

Second, it is no secret (except in the mass media) that the bankers are establishing a "world government" which they control. This requires that national sovereignty and democracy be undermined. In World War One, the bankers destroyed Tsarist Russia and contained Germany's national aspirations; in the Second World War, they finished off Germany and empowered Communist Russia.

What is their goal of the so-called "war on terror"? On one level, it is an oil-motivated imperialist war against Muslim countries that resist the New World Order. Israelis and Americans have both been fooled to fight and pay for this war. On Monday the bankers conjured up another $76 billion loan which US taxpayers will be repaying for a long time.

But given the previous pattern, I wonder if the goal isn't also to further undermine the independence and national confidence of the United States. This will certainly happen if the war is long, costly, and bloody.

What can we do? I wonder if a tax revolt is an option. After all, the act creating the Federal Reserve Bank is unconstitutional. The IRS is nothing but the FRB collection agency. Our tax dollars go directly to them. The US War of Independence began with a tax revolt. Do Americans have the stomach for one today?
Henry Makow Ph.D. is the inventor of the board game Scruples and the author of "A Long Way to Go for a Date." His web site is and he loves to get feedback at

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Written by Henry Makow, Ph.D., Posted 8/1/2002