Rothschild World.

Posted April 20, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

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Cursed he be above all others

Who’s enslaved by the love of money.

Money takes the place of brothers,

Money takes the place of parents,

Money brings us war and slaughter.

– Anacreon (568-478 B.C.) Greek lyric poet

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“No more deadly curse has ever been given by nature to man than carnal pleasure. There is no criminal prupose and no evil deed which the lust for pleasure will not drive man to undertake.”

– Archytas of Tarentum (400-350 B.C.) Pythagorean mathematician, philosopher

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“The ways to enrich are many, and most of them foul.”

“Above all things, good policy is to be used that the treasure and monies in a state be not gathered into few hands… And money is like muck, not good except it be spread.”

– Francis Bacon (1521-1626) English essayist, philosopher

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“The three most important things a man has are, briefly, his private parts, his money, and his religious opinions.”

– Samuel Butler (1835-1902) English writer

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“They say that knowledge is power. I used to think so, but now I know that they mean money.”

– Lord Byron (1788-1824) English poet

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“A power has risen up in the government greater than the people themselves, consisting of many, and various, and powerful interests, combining into one mass, and held together by the cohesive power of the vast surplus in the banks.”

– John C. Calhoun (1782-1850) American statesman

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“Aristocracy of Feudal Parchment has passed away with a mighty rushing; and now, by a natural course, we arrive at the Aristocracy of the Moneybag… the basest yet known.”

– Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) Scottish historian, sociological writer

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“All things obeyen to moneye.”

– Geoffrey Chaucer (1340-1400) The Father of English Poetry

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“He is bound by his vast wealth… his money owns him rather than he owns it.”

– St. Cyprian (200-beheaded 258) Bishop of Carthage

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“Love of money is the mother of all evils.”

– Diogenes “the Cynic” (400-325 B.C.) Greek philosopher

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“All things obey money.”

– Desiderius Erasmus (1465-1536) Dutch scholar, theologian

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“The pleasures of the rich are bought with the tears of the poor.”

– Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English cleric

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“People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage.”

“Wealth is the relentless enemy of understanding.”

– John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-    ) Canadian-born American economist

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“In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. The source of better ideas is wisdom. The surest path to wisdom is a liberal education.”

– Alfred Whitney Griswold (1904-    ) Dean, Harvard Medical School

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“The mischief springs from the power which the moneyed interest derives from a paper currency which they are able to control, from the multitude of corporations with exclusive privileges which they have succeeded in obtaining… and unless you become more watchful in your States and check this spirit of monopoly and thirst for exclusive privileges you will in the end find that the most important powers of Government have been given or bartered away, and the control of your dearest interests have been passed into the hands of these corporations.”

– Andrew Jackson (1768-1845) 7th President of the United States  Farewell Address, March 4, 1837

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“The love of money grows as the money itself grows.”

– Juvenal (60-140 A.D.) Roman rhetorician, satirical poet

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“Men have always looked before and after, and rebelled against the existing order. But for their divine discontent men would not have been men, and there would have been no progress in human affairs.”

– Kabir (1400-1499) Hindu philosopher, reformer

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“Freedom of the press, freedoms of association, the inviolability of domicile, and all the rest of the rights of man are respected so long as no one tries to use them against the privileged class. On the day they are launched against the privileged they are thrown overboard.”

– Prince Peter Kropotkin (1842-1921) Russian geographer, philosophical Anarchist

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“Character is money; and according as a man earns or spends the money, money in turn becomes character. As money is the most evident power in the world’s uses, so the use that he makes of money is often all that the world knows about a man.”

– Edward George Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873) British literary patron, writer

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“Although fraud in all other actions be odious, yet in matters of war it is laudable and glorious, and he who overcomes his enemies by stratagem is as much to be praised as he who overcomes them by force.”

“For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities and are often more influenced by the things that seem than be those that are.”

“How perilous it is to free a people who prefer slavery.”

“You do not know the unfathomable cowardice of humanity… servile in the face of force, pitiless in the face of weakness, implacable before blunders, indulgent before crimes… and patient to the point of martyrdom before all the violence of bold despotism.”

– Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) Italian statesman

(“I affirm that the doctrine of Machiavelli is more alive today than it was four hundred years ago.” – Mussolini, 1924)

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“Money, it has been said, is the cause of good things to a good man and of evil things to a bad man.”

– Philo (20 B.C.-45 A.D.) Alexandrian Jewish philosopher

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“By equality, we should understand, not that the degrees of power and riches are to be absolutely identical for everybody; but that power shall never be so strong as to be capable of violence and shall always be exercised by virtue of rank and law; and that, in respect to riches, no citizen shall ever be wealthy enough to buy another, and none poor enough to be forced to sell himself.”

– Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) Swiss-born French philosopher

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“The Liars” (1919)

A liar lies to the nations.

A liar lies to the people.

A liar takes the blood of the people

And drinks this blood with a laugh and a lie.

– Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) American poet

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“Don Juan: Beauty, purity, respectability, religion, morality, art, patriotism, bravery and the rest are nothing but words which I or anyone else can turn inside out like a glove… They are mere words, useful for duping barbarians into adopting civilization, or the civilized poor into submitting to be robbed and enslaved. This is the family secret of the governing caste.”

– George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish dramatist

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“Are you not ashamed of heaping up in the greatest amount of money and honor and reputation, and caring so little about wisdom and truth and the greatest improvement of the soul, which you never regard or heed at all?”

“… I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live.”

– Socrates (470-399 B.C.) Greek stonemason, general, philosopher

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Of all the foul growths current in the world,

The worst is money. Money drives men from home,

Plunders proud cities, and perverts honest minds

to shameful practice, godlessness and crime.

– Sophocles (496-406 B.C.) Greek tragic poet

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“As one makes war with the blood of others, so one makes a fortune with the money of others.”

– Andre Suares (1868-1948) French writer

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“How unjust it is, that they who have but little should be always adding something to the wealth of the rich.”

– Terence (190-159 B.C.) Latin playwright

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“Money is a new form of slavery, and distinguished from the old simply by the fact that it is impersonal, that there is no human relation between master and slave.”

– Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) Russian writer

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“In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens and to give it to the other.”

– Voltaire (1694-1778) French philosopher

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“The great monopoly in this country is the money monopoly. So long as it exists, our old variety of freedom and individual energy of development are out of the question.”

“Why, my fellow Americans, is there any man here or any woman – let me say, is there any child here – who does not know that the seed of war in the modern world is commercial and industrial rivalry?”

– Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) 28th President of the United States

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“Lords devour poor men’s goods in gluttony and waste and pride, and they perish for mischief and thirst and cold, and their children also… And so in a manner they eat and drink poor men’s flesh and blood.”

– John Wycliffe (1320-1384) English reformer

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“The bourgeoisie, wielding power, would relinquish naught of the sovereignty which it has conquered, wholly stolen; while the people, the eternal dupe, silent so long, clenched its fists and growled, claiming its legitimate share.”

– Emile Zola (1840-1902) French novelist

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(Thank you to Langelot SNIF at YouTube)

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Banking Money Or Sovereign Money? That Really Is The Question.

Posted April 8, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

“The mischief springs from the power which the moneyed interest derives from a paper currency which they are able to control, from the multitude of corporations with exclusive privileges which they have succeeded in obtaining… and unless you become more watchful in your states and check this spirit of monopoly and thirst for exclusive privileges you will in the end find that the most important powers of government have been given or bartered away, and the control of your dearest interests have been passed into the hands of these corporations.”

– Andrew Jackson (1768-1845) 7th President of the United States

Farewell Address, March 4, 1837

mountain2Michael Kumhof is deputy division chief of the modeling division at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In the following lecture at the London School of Economics, he makes the case for a new monetary system on Earth. For readers, it is helpful to know that Mr. Kumhof is not expressing any official view of the IMF but that his lecture is a result of independent research. For men and women who have spent time on monetary reform, his lecture – especially because he comes from the IMF and traditional monetary environments –  comes across as nourishment to famished souls who, in some instances, have advocated the same ideas for decades.

It is especially encouraging for monetary reformists because it signals movement toward banking/money reforms that will benefit societies/nations greatly. For those readers who haven’t had the time to research into monetary issues, don’t allow your first perceptions that economic theories are very complex and difficult to understand fool you. What Mr. Kumhof talks about here is actually simple. He is advocating monetary reform that takes money creation away from private commercial banks and placing it in government.

Fractional reserve banking is now the system.

A quick look into fractional reserve tells us that banks need to keep approximately 10% of their total loans in reserve. An individual example would be: “Local Bank” takes in $10,000 on deposit from Ms. Johnson and it goes into her savings account. With a 10% reserve requirement, the loan officers at the “Local Bank” can lend an additional $90,000 to customers. Ms. Johnson’s $10,000 = 10% reserve, $90,000 in loans = 90%, 10%+90%=100% limit of fractional reserve rules, and $90,000 has been “created” and added to the money supply. If you owned the bank and your customer deposited $20,000 in a savings account, you could then loan (“create”) $180,000 to other customers.

If “Local Bank” has a grand total of $30 million in deposits it could then, according to current fractional reserve rules, write loans for $270 million to other customers. The problem with fractional reserve banking is that not so straight and narrow bankers will go far beyond the limits and rules, throwing economies of nations – now, planets – into the bust part of “boom and bust”. This returns us to Mr. Kumhof and his suggestion for 100% reserve requirements at banks, and an end to fractional reserve lending.

The 90% that banks loan out to customers is how money gets created at present, and represents 97-99% of the entire money supply in circulation. The other 1-3% is coins created by, in America, the government. The 97-99% is “banking money” and the coins/1-3% is “sovereign money”. What Mr. Kumhof is advocating is 100% “sovereign money” created and controlled by the government. If, and when, such a monetary reform occurs, banks would become intermediaries of sovereign money instead of creators of banking money.

In his lecture, Mr. Kumhof revisits the theories of economics/banking of the 1930’s known as “The Chicago School”. He finds that the level of thought on economics decades ago was greater than here in 2014. After pointing this out he then adds some heavy-duty reinforcement by stating: “and I’m not kidding”. Historic examples of “sovereign money” are found in America’s experience. Many are unaware, because the history books don’t include it, that the War of Independence was fought over “banking money” demands from the British Crown and the colonists’ self-created “sovereign money” system.

The American colonies issued government created money on a state-by-state basis; Benjamin Franklin said in his writings that it was “extremely economically beneficial” and, because the colonists left Europe to escape financial slavery – and knew what would happen if they were to go along with British demands – the decision to fight the British was chosen, leading to independence. Further along in American history, after Abraham Lincoln went to Wall Street bankers for loans to finance the Civil War and he was given a “yes” – at 35% interest – he then huddled with his political colleagues and they printed “Greenbacks” (sovereign money without debt) and successfully financed the war.

Lincoln was killed by an assassin and the “Greenbacks” were removed from circulation, ending sovereign money during that period in America.

President Andrew Jackson was the most ferocious opponent of private Wall Street bankers and took the power to create money away from them, leading to America being debt-free when he served. Although debated, John F. Kennedy wrote Executive Order 11110, and issued some billions of dollars in government currency into the society; many believe JFK’s assassination shortly after those billions went into circulation was the reason he died. Lincoln’s assassination is seen by some as retribution for his decision on the “Greenbacks”. Jackson would have been killed but for his assassin’s weapons’ malfunctioning.

Mr. Kumhof lists several good advantages to sovereign money during this talk. If the Chicago Plan becomes followed through, there would be no government debt (or negative debt), plus a lower level of private debt. It would bring about an enormous, economy-wide debt-to-equity swap. Bank runs would be completely eliminated. Monet would now be completely safe as it no longer depends on what is happening in the private credit market. Money – the lifeblood of the economy – is no longer afflicted by problems in the credit system. Other benefits include lower interest rates, lower tax rates, and lower fraud-monitoring costs.

The instances of boom-and-bust cycles would be greatly reduced, Wall Street financial fraud would be reduced significantly, and money would be directed to the broad, real economy instead of toward “casino finance”. It is instructive to note that before the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, there was no such thing as a World War. The present worldwide economic downturn has shown that too much of a “dynamic” financial system can most certainly cause major problems. Mr. Kumhof suggests that to help the real economy grow needs a “real boring financial system”, which he believes the 1930’s Chicago Plan offers. Although he admits that “getting from here to there” is anything but trivial – a complicated transition – if governments can get there, tremendous benefits will become realized.

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For those readers who are new to monetary reform issues, there are a few people and films which will convince you that change is simply needed and – most importantly – changes will bring about better conditions for people. Many men and women, because they are unaware that another, more beneficial financial system is possible, have never questioned finance/banking/money creation as they’ve always felt “this is just how it is, and has always been”.

Find and view “The Secret of Oz” by documentary filmmaker Bill Still. Mr. Still’s latest video reports on his YouTube channel featured clips from the lecture by Mr. Kumhof. The film is an excellent explanation of money-creation and the subject of sovereign money. Bill Still has been talking about sovereign money for decades. Visit the YouTube channel “Bill Still” and/or billstill.com.

Find and listen to any interviews of public banking advocate Ellen Brown – founder of the Public Banking Institute – and/or visit the website publicbankinginstitute.org. Ellen Brown is like Mr. Still in that she has devoted years of research and writing on monetary reform. Visit the YouTube channel “Public Banking Institute TV”.

Find and view the Academy award-winning documentary “Inside Job” by Charles Ferguson, to learn what really happened leading up to the 2007-8 financial crisis.

Watch “All Wars Are Bankers Wars” by radio host Michael Rivero, to learn how private central banking is a big part of issues surrounding war and peace. The film is found on this blog by going to “categories” and scrolling down to documentaries.

To the best of my knowledge these sources – “The Secret of Oz” by Bill Still, Ellen Brown (Ms. Brown’s latest book is “The Public Banking Solution”), “Inside Job” by Charles Ferguson (he has written books available at Amazon as well), and “All Wars Are Bankers Wars” by Michael Rivero – offer the quickest education on money/finance/banking for those men and women interested in gaining a more thorough understanding.

Please suggest or recommend any additional sources of information on this most important global issue in the comments section below. Knowledge is power, and there is a real possibility that men and women from many nations will benefit from knowledge sources you provide here. Thank you very much.

This issue is central to the situation now unfolding in Ukraine.

Monetary reform is one of the most important issues – if not the most important issue – on this Earth in 2014.

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(Thank you to London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) at YouTube)

Critical Mass: Toward A Peaceful, Just, Sustainable, Sane World.

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Listening To The Sound of Peace Under The Sunset (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Posted December 15, 2013

by Jerry Alatalo

Are the men, women, and children living on this Earth all members of one human family? When one thinks about the question one enters into the perennial, essential area of thought which makes all the difference in shaping reality in the world. Without going into the millions of theories proposed by men and women through history about the true meaning of life and existence, the fact remains that every single person has come to live and co-exist in this generation.

Humanity has evolved through the centuries of many paradigm shifts and changes in ways of living, generations living and dying – contributing in all ways to the circumstances passed on to the next generation – and creating the paradigms for the young ones to live in. What is the type of world we pass on to the next generations going to be? Does humanity have a choice in the matter? Yes, it is up to the human race to create the world in ways that would benefit those who inherit the Earth.

Every day more people around the world are coming to understand that a better world is within reach. What is going to become the difference, what is going to offer the requisite catalyst for taking actions which result in a better world, is a sufficient number of people – a critical mass – to know for a fact that we are all brothers and sisters on this Earth. There is a perception that the world is composed of single nations with names, and that these created boundaries called nations are somehow not related.

Perhaps a more accurate perception is that each person is a member of not a synthetic creation called a nation, but a member of the human family – the one human family. And that understanding is what leads to the ongoing and rapidly increasing intensity of evolution happening now around the Earth. And because of this profound evolutionary leap by mankind there will come soon a point of decision – between God and money. My belief is that humanity will choose the Creator/God over money, and bring about a situation on Earth where historical problems – war, greed, starvation, homelessness, harm, hate, etc. – will become dealt with and eliminated, once and for all time.

Love of money is the head of the snake that will soon be challenged worldwide and defeated. The love of money, where people serve themselves and not their brothers and sisters in the family of man, finds its greatest example in the world of international banking cartels, where financial organizations’ major emphasis is profiting at the expense of persons and governments of all sizes. Debt-based monetary systems have produced inestimable hardships for the world’s people for centuries, and people are now thinking there are better ways – ways which place the health and well-being of all at the forefront.

Monetary reforms which remove the predatory nature of interest, a monetary system which includes public banking at national levels in countries around the world, would allow for a dramatic increase in standards of living across the planet. It would create true democracy or all, not just the select few who control international finance today. There will be profound increases in egalitarianism, social equality, brotherhood, peace, and justice on Earth.

At present the world’s nations and people face debt which can never be repaid, all because the financial cartels have said “you can’t have your own national banks, you have to borrow at interest from us.” Those at the top rung of these money monopolies show no concern for their brothers and sisters around the world, the essential motivating force is profits derived from the people and natural resources of the planet. In their minds if this calls for indebtedness of governments to the point of austerity, overthrowing democratically elected leaders through assassinations or coups, or outright mass murder in the form of wars of aggression, then these people have historically taken those actions.

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This is a form of insanity that the people of the world are simply tired of experiencing. The insanity is fully concentrated in its most extreme measure in the privately owned central banks of the world. It is the world’s “head of the snake” as many have come to call it, including Ken O’Keefe – the man interviewed in the following video – which perpetuates the status-quo, insane nature of living on Earth. It is a system which shows itself as not the best way forward – where domination and control of nations and people becomes practiced instead of coöperation and brotherhood between the world’s people.

Ken O’Keefe hosts a weekly program about the Middle East on the internet at The People’s Voice TV. He can also be found on YouTube at his Ken O’Keefe channel.

Change begins with the realization that all men, women, and children on this Earth are brothers and sisters in the family of man.

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Keeping Up With The Bilderbergers.

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English: Hotel Dolce behind fence of golf course in Sitges, Spain. Home of Bilderberger Conference 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Posted October 29, 2013

by Jerry Alatalo

The headline for this post is an obvious take-off on the television program “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”, I suppose with some wild idea there could be a similar show “Keeping Up With The Bilderbergers”. Perhaps if the public gets bored with the way the Kardashian sisters tie their shoelaces, and the ratings plunge to the point of cancellation, a replacement in the same genre could be found surrounding the Bilderbergers.

Not.

In June of 2013 the annual Bilderberger Conference, where 130 or so finance ministers, bankster CEOs, government leaders, mainstream media personalities, and the CEOs of the largest corporations of the western world gather for a cup of tea and brunch, was held in Watford, England, hundreds of miles from any population center. The Bilderberg Conference is an annual event that has been held for decades in almost total obscurity, with the most powerful “movers and shakers” coming together to share ideas on the futures of capitalism and the citizens of western nations.

Bilderberg has become more and more well-known as the years have passed, thanks in large part to alternative news outlets and the internet. One journalist at the 2013 gathering, Charlie Skelton of the Guardian, speaking before a crowd of around a thousand men and women at “2013 Bilderberg Fringe Event”, mentioned that when he first came to a Bilderberg location years before, there were only a handful of bloggers and researchers. He noted in 2013 that the crowd was much larger and that awareness of the ultra-secret gathering was growing.

In this video (thanks to Jason Erben @ YouTube) British Labour MP Michael Meacher gives a few short interviews with independent journalists. Mr. Meacher gave an address at the rally, calling for an end to “prolonged austerity”, expansion of the economy through forcing of British banks RBS and Barclays to start investing in jobs and growth, and taxing the rich – closing tax havens. He noted that in the last four years the richest 1,000 people in the UK had increased their wealth by 190 billion pounds.

Mr. Meacher points out that governments are able to track almost every phone call, email, video etc. of the average man or woman, but that the Bilderberg Conference and details about what occurs at it are unknown to the public. His concern is that the discussions are secret but very consequential for citizens, so what occurs at the annual meeting has to be known by the citizens.

It was interesting to find Mr. Meacher mention the control of money quantities and creation of currency is best left in public hands, and that most people are ignorant of the fact that central banks are not branches of their governments, but privately owned profit driven entities. So that misconception is being slowly corrected through the alternative news media.

It is good to see a man like Michael Meacher, who some would refer to as an “elder”, sharing his wisdom with a mostly younger crowd at the Fringe Event in June 2013. His willingness to take part in such an event shows that he is a person who has become concerned about young people and future generations. His mention of the Bilderbergers’ secrecy as being undemocratic, because the discussions held in obscurity will affect every person, is a breath of fresh air from a “politician”.

As Mr. Meacher mentions these meetings are important and consequential for humanity. Perhaps many of you reading this are aware of the annual Bilderberg Conference. I share this video to raise awareness of previously unknown events on Earth among the men and women in nations around the world.

Michael Meacher was not the only speaker at the Bilderberg 2013 Fringe Event. You can go to YouTube, search “Bilderberg 2013” and find videos of all the speakers there, while learning about how powerful people on Earth decide, in effect, humanity’s future.

The obvious question which must be raised, considering the closed secrecy of Bilderberg Conference meetings, is this:

“If the 130-140 attendees claim they are concerned about the health and well-being of their fellow citizens – why the secrecy?”

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