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1933Smedley Butler | Major General

I spent thirty-three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country's most agile military force, the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General. And during that period, I spent most of my time being a high class muscle-man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.

I suspected I was just part of a racket at the time. Now I am sure of it. Looking back on it, I feel that I could have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.

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1933Franklin Roosevelt | President

The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson - and I am not wholly excepting the Administration of W.W.

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1933Adolf Hitler | Protector of Germany

Terrorism is the best political weapon for nothing drives people harder than a fear of sudden death.

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1934Sir Ralph Hawtrey | Secretary of the British Treasury

When a bank lends, it creates money out of nothing... Other lenders have not the mystical power of creating the means of payment out of nothing.

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1935Henry Ford | Founder of Ford Motors

It is well that the people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.

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1935Joseph Stalin | General Secretary

The easiest way to gain control of the population is to carry out acts of terror. The public will clamor for such laws if the personal security is threatened.

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1936Joseph Kennedy | Irish mafia & father of JFK

Fifty men have run America, and that's a high figure.

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1940Sir Josiah Stamp | Director of the Bank of England

The modern banking system manufactures money out of nothing. The process is perhaps the most astounding piece of sleight of hand that was ever invented. Banking was conceived in iniquity and born in sin. Bankers own the Earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create money, and with the flick of the pen they will create enough money to buy it back again...Take this great power away from them and all great fortunes like mine will disappear, and they ought to disappear, for then this would be a better and happier world to live in. But if you want to continue to be slaves of the banks and pay the cost of your own slavery, then let bankers continue to create money and control credit.

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1942John Foster Dulles | a founder of CFR

[We need] a world government, strong immediate limitation on national sovreignty, international control of all armies and navies, a universal system of money...

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1945R Buckminster Fuller | Head Mechincal Engineer

As a student of patents I asked for and received all the intercept information relating to strategic patents held by both our enemies and our own big corporations, and I found the same money was often operative on both sides in World War II.

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