Private Central Banks: New Documentary “Princes Of The Yen” Tells All.

Posted on January 1, 2015

by Jerry Alatalo

Book4“This is a film about the power of central banks. Central banks have the power to create economic, political and social change. This is how they do it…”

Alphabet So begins the new and fascinating documentary film “Princes of the Yen” based on a book by Professor Richard Werner, a visiting researcher at the Bank of Japan during the 90’s crash, during which the stock market dropped by 80% and house prices by up to 84%. The film uncovers the real cause of the extraordinary period in recent Japanese history.

“Princes of the Yen” is an unprecedented challenge to today’s dominant ideological belief system, and the control levers that underpin it. Piece by piece, reality is deconstructed to reveal the world as it is, not as those in power would like us to believe that it is.

Some comments on the documentary:

“Master of filmmaking. An engaging and dynamic narrative supported by visual aesthetics”.

“Essential viewing if you’ve any interest at all in economics or politics”.

“Blows open the widely held consensus that ‘independent’ central banks are a force for independent good”.

“A fascinating look at the need for better public understanding of just how much money can affect the world we live in”.

“Princes of the Yen” reveals how Japanese society was transformed to suit the agenda and desire of powerful interest groups, and how citizens were kept entirely in the dark about this. The Japanese scenario is one which has become implemented time and time again through history in nations around the world, only recently becoming a subject of greater and greater interest – and serious concern – of humanity.

The film is a fascinating study of the power of independent, unaccountable, “quiet”, privately owned central banks. For those with an interest in alternative economics, monetary reform, and what (money) makes the world go around, the makers of “Princes of the Yen” have added to the cumulative knowledge base of an often-misunderstood, yet vital subject for study on this Earth in 2015.

Bottom line is that a handful of people at the top of the international financial pyramid have “quietly” manipulated the global banking system to their benefit for a very long time, in a way which has been essentially unchallenged because of intentional obfuscation. Thankfully, the number of men and women around the Earth who have engaged and acted to reveal the agenda of this small group whose basic life philosophy is “service to self” at the great expense and suffering of all others is rapidly growing in numbers.

Exactly when the average man or woman living in all nations and regions around the world become fully aware of international private central bankers’ negative impact on the health and well-being of many millions, even billions, of human beings’ lives is hard to predict.

The people who helped make “Princes of the Yen”, no matter when that global awareness arrives, have certainly made the length of time between now and that historic, world-changing point a lot shorter. The creators of this insightful, timely, powerful, and absolutely relevant documentary deserve all the accolades and gratitude they most certainly will receive in the near future.


(Thank you to QueuePolitely at YouTube)


New Federal Reserve Film Shouts: “Global Monetary Reform Game On.”

Posted on July 8, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

“If you have money, do not lend at interest, but give to him from whom you will not receive it back.”

The Gospel of Thomas

ocean55Is it possible that investigative journalist James Corbett’s new documentary “Century of Enslavement: The History of the Federal Reserve” is the snowflake which starts the avalanche of major international monetary reform? Intuition says yes it is, and the world will very soon begin to experience good changes of historic proportions.

A great deal of credit goes to Mr. Corbett for producing a film that accomplishes an excellent job of informing the layperson – those who have no awareness/knowledge about the Federal Reserve and its history – on the tremendous power of private central banks to control the quantity of money in a large part of the world. He goes even further back in history than 1913 when the Federal Reserve Act signed by President Woodrow Wilson established “The Fed”, allowing viewers a very accurate context of how money becomes created, controlled, and – in the case of private owners/stockholders of the Fed over the last 100 years – accumulated in massive amounts.

Some men and women reading this will have already done a good amount of research on the privately owned Federal Reserve, so viewing “Century of Enslavement” may seem a little redundant. On the other hand, because the subject is so utterly consequential to major human events like war and peace, world economics, international relations, and essentially the state of the world for future generations, it’s never a mistake to absorb more knowledge about this part of shared reality.

For those who have done little or no research into the history and workings of privately owned central banking systems like the Federal Reserve, James Corbett has done a highly commendable job of combining the very straightforward and easily understood film, access to the transcript including hyperlinks to important sources for further (and very highly recommended) study, a printable document suitable for spreading the word about much-needed monetary reform in 2014, and puts it all within easy reach on his website (at the end of this writing).

In simple terms, just as there are different sizes of societies from small town, medium-sized cities, large cities and metropolises, there are small hometown banks, medium-sized, large, and too-big-to-fail banks. In small towns or lands where few people live, the bankers are typically those who have accumulated the most money in that part of the Earth. As  population density increases so does the accumulated wealth of individuals and families who own bank stocks. So one will find millionaire bankers in rural/small town lands, multi-millionaires in lands where higher populations live, and so on.

When the analysis comes to the world’s largest privately owned central banks like the Federal Reserve, the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, European Central Bank, the ones in every nation which has a private central bank, and Bank for International Settlements (the world’s central bank of private central banks), then we are talking about owners/stockholders who are the wealthiest people on the planet.

Billionaires, multi-billionaires, and possibly – as some people claim in the case of the Rothschild banking uber-dynasty – trillionaires. It can be reasonably argued that the record wealth inequality in the world recently reported by Oxfam International, which pointed out that 85 people have as much wealth as 3,500,000,000 (3.5 billion) fellow Earth residents,  can be directly  attributed to the continued existence of private central banks. 

When Woodrow Wilson signed the Federal Reserve Act into law establishing the Fed system, he actually turned over the money power to private bankers, a power that constitutionally belongs to the American people through their elected government. If one could imagine Barack Obama signing off on a law which gave control of the Department of Energy to a private oil/gas cartel, or control of the Department of Health and Human Services to a cartel of for-profit health care and pharmaceutical corporations, or control of the Department of Interior to mining companies and large landowners/farmers/ranchers, or control of the Department of Defense to a cartel of corporations whose businesses are heavily involved in the military-industrial complex, weapons, planes, tanks, etc., then one has an idea what the true situation of the Federal Reserve is.

There are those who will say, given the tremendous amount of money in politics spent on campaigns and lobbyists, that the just mentioned imaginary examples are already the case in reality even though the president hasn’t signed the laws as Woodrow Wilson did in 1913. In each example of imagined legislation giving private corporations control of government agencies, the corporation-installed managers would speak to the American people about the agency’s “mandates” along the lines of the Federal Reserve’s: “stable prices, full employment, stable economy”, then go about the business of maximizing profits, completely at odds with the honorable-sounding “mandates” – empty words.

There were a few moments in the documentary which stood out. While, as mentioned, the film deserves the highest marks for its no-nonsense, to-the-point, in-your-face truth quality, the words of Ben Bernanke seemed particularly revealing.

In one segment of the film Mr. Bernanke is sitting before Congress when asked about an audit by the General Accounting Office (GAO) of the Federal Reserve.

Representative John Duncan asks Fed Chairman Bernanke if he thought it (audit of the Fed by GAO): “..would cause problems for the Fed or for the economy if that legislation was to pass?”

Mr. Bernanke responded:

“My concern about the legislation is that if the GAO is auditing not only the operational aspects of our programs and the details of the programs, but is making judgment decisions about our policy decisions, that would effectively be a takeover of monetary policy by the Congress, a repudiation of the independence of the Federal Reserve, which would be highly destructive to the stability of the Fed, of the financial system, the dollar, and our national economic system.”

Unfortunately, Representative Duncan and the others on that Congressional committee decided not to ask Mr. Bernanke to elaborate on that statement. For example, Mr. Duncan could have asked Mr. Bernanke to explain how he arrived at thinking… “an audit, routinely conducted on both government agencies and private corporations all the time without any ‘destruction’, would result in highly destructive consequences?” In Mr. Bernanke’s mind, he sees an audit just as a criminal, cooking-the-books corporate CEO sees an audit. The question here is how did “(GAO) making judgment decisions about our policy decisions” arrive in Mr. Bernanke’s response to Mr. Duncan.

“(GAO) making judgment decisions about our policy decisions”, if the Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke has taken action using his best judgment regarding policy, should never have entered Mr. Bernanke’s mind to the point where he would state before Congress the GAO’s possible critique of those actions. In other words, Mr. Bernanke’s response is an extreme example of irrational over-reaction to the proposed audit, suggesting strongly that Bernanke in his heart knows an audit will reveal transactions of a very scandalous nature.

Bernanke’s response can be seen as an effort to shield from the public how a private banking cartel consisting of owners who are the wealthiest family dynasties on Earth have conducted a secret scam for over 100 years.

In another scene Senator Bernie Sanders confronts Ben Bernanke on bailouts directed to banks that lost big on highly speculative gambling bets.

“Senator (Sanders), you raise an important point, which is that, uh, this is not something the Federal Reserve created. This is in the statute that Congress and the Federal Reserve Act said this is the governance of the Federal Reserve, and more specifically that bankers would be on the board.”

Sanders: “..six out of nine in the regional banks are coming from the banking industry?”

Bernanke: “That is correct. And that is in the law. I’ll answer your question. The answer to your question is that Congress set this up, I think we’ve made it something useful and valuable, we do get information from it, but if Congress wants to change it, you know of course we’ll work with you to find alternatives.”

Later in the documentary, the screen fills with a quote from “Tragedy and Hope” by Professor Carroll Quigley:

“The powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent meetings and conferences.”

Part 1 of the film deals with the history of the Federal Reserve, Part 2: The Scam describes fractional reserve banking, and Part 3: End the Fed delves into reasons for radical change and some possible alternatives. Of the three alternatives – public banking, bitcoin/digital currencies, and local currencies – public banking based on the blueprint legislation during the times of Presidents Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln, as well as the Bank of North Dakota in operation today, offers the soundest option.

James Corbett should rightly be proud of his documentary “Century of Enslavement.” His personal story of early years in Canada and becoming involved in internet/alternative news serves as a fine example of what men and women can do with determined effort to speak truth and keeping the faith that a new and better world is possible. Here in baseball’s mid-season, Mr. Corbett has smashed a “grand slam.”

The film needs to go viral, deserves to go viral, will go viral, and without any doubt will begin a worldwide discussion with positive consequences the likes of which have not been experienced by humanity in many generations. The cat is out of the bag, the horses have left the starting gate, the fat lady is singing. and the game is officially on.


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Unabated War: Human Tragedy In Syria.

Syria (Photo credit: ewixx)


Posted October 16, 2013

by Jerry Alatalo

As most Americans have kept an eye on the government shutdown, debt ceilings, World War II veterans inability to visit their memorial(s), and the quirks of various elected representatives in Washington, D.C., the people in Syria continue to suffer the worst events on Earth.

After the Vietnam War, where journalists filmed real war taking place on the ground and broadcasting the horror on the evening news programs, subsequent wars have been “sanitized” by the media news outlets, no longer showing flag-draped coffins arriving at airports, or wounded or killed soldiers on the battlefield. No longer would the American people be exposed to those distasteful film clips. The number of soldiers who have returned from duty and committed suicide, after becoming unable to cope with the hell of what they experienced, is not known by the people because this is a negative consequence of war.

When people become exposed to the real blood and guts, the real tragedies that human beings experience in war-torn regions, then the true psychological and spiritual costs of war and killing hits them squarely in the face. After sharing such experiences, albeit from the comfort of their recliners and couches, people have no choice but to feel that war has to end. They sense that there must be a way, mature men and women simply must be able to end such damage to men, women and children.

Many men and women around the world simply turn off the reports on war and escape into alcohol, drugs, sports and mindless entertainment. This is understandable as there are parallels between those soldiers who commit suicide and the non-combatant, average man or woman who becomes aware of the horrors of war, killing and destruction. There is obviously a difference in the intensity of feelings and emotions between those who have actually been there, on the ground in the midst of war as soldiers, and those who hear about or see the overwhelming negative effects.

It is a personal choice whether a person maintains focus on solving the problems which lead to wars or turns away, understandable because maintaining focus is painful psychologically and spiritually.

All people have breathed a sigh of relief after the situation in Syria has at least resolved in a way which averted World War III, but the war has continued unabated. The following video, produced by a news channel in Syria, includes the testimony of a number of men who became involved with rebel/mercenary forces in the anti-Assad side of the conflict. The descriptions they tell the journalist and camera are shocking and saddening.

Do I know if this is a genuine un-biased film that conveys the truth about what has happened since 2011 in Syria? All I can say is that the men telling their stories seem like they are telling the truth. The reason I am posting this film is that the more people are aware of the situation in Syria, there is a chance that the conflict will end sooner than if I didn’t post the film. Perhaps one less child, or the father or mother of a Syrian child, will experience the hell of war.

The people of Syria need help to be free of war, killing and destruction. Those who are supplying, paying and facilitating the mercenary forces in Syria must stop the actions which are hurting innocent people in Syria and the surrounding nations, because of the refugees streaming into their regions.

All people everywhere can at least send their prayers and feelings of goodwill to the people of Syria and the Middle East. Some have more influence and have associations with those who have the power to speak out forcefully in ways that bring this human catastrophe to an end. Terrible events continue in Syria and that region of the world. Please use whatever tools you have to help bring the war in Syria to an end. The people of Syria and that region want to live in peace, like normal people everywhere.

Please call on all leaders in the world to focus intensely on ways to bring about the end of violence and killing.


Syria documentary: “The Flood”

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World Banking Cartel Exposed. What Now?

The Earth seen from Apollo 17.
The Earth seen from Apollo 17. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Posted October 13, 2013

by Jerry Alatalo

“In your face” expose which was broadcast on PressTV on the history and existence of an international banking cartel. What is a cartel? A syndicate controlling prices and production. What is a syndicate? Syndicate is a combination of persons or companies for large joint enterprise. For some the information provided in this production is almost overwhelming because of the commonly held belief that bankers were your neighbors-you grew up as kids with bankers’ kids.

To come across information like this is an experience similar to the rudest of awakenings. When one understands that there are people and families on this Earth who have accumulated such astronomical power and influence through the decades, learning facts that are never mentioned in the history books or on the mass media, it is shocking.

One gets shaken violently and finds that it seems like the world has turned upside down in a sense. Men and women try then to reconcile newly found facts with the “facts” that they thought allowed a reasonable understanding of the realities in the world. There is a feeling that somehow there has been a false perception which until now has seen a correction, that one has until now been “hood-winked”.

Everyone has heard the phrase “jaw-dropping” and now it comes to this type of corrective grasp of incorrect perception when people’s jaws collectively “drop”. There is a sense of unreality when persons come across such revelatory history and commentary by those who have researched the realities of banking and international finance, and who has accumulated the money and power on this Earth.

People invariably ask themselves questions like “can this be real?” and “why didn’t anyone tell me this?”, a time where serious states of frustration and confusion come to the minds of newly aware men and women. This begins a journey down the road of dot connection and further exploration into the explanations for how the human race has been affected by the actions of those at the so-called “top of the pyramid”.

War, environmental destruction, poverty, monopoly, and political power are now seen as intimately connected to those who pull the strings at the apex of the pyramid of power. Bit by bit, people in every country around the world piece together narratives which truly represent conditions on this beautiful planet all people and all life call home.

Until finally enough people come to the conclusion that there must be a better way for humanity to organize and conduct its affairs-surely a new and better creation is possible. Is it acceptable today that one family can hold tens of trillions of dollars in wealth? While millions of men, women and children try to survive on a dollar day?

Humanity has received its wake-up call. 

It is time for humanity to live as one.


(Thanks to GlobalPressTV at YouTube)