“The real menace of our republic is this invisible government which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy length over city, state and nation. Like the octopus of real life, it operates under cover of a self-created screen. It seizes in its long and powerful tentacles our executive officers, our legislative bodies, our schools, our courts, our newspapers, and every agency created for the public protection. It squirms in the jaws of darkness and thus is the better able to clutch the reins of government, secure enactment of the legislation favorable to corrupt business, violate the law with impunity, smother the press and reach into the courts. To depart from mere generalizations, let me say that at the head of this octopus are the Rockefeller-Standard Oil interests and a small group of powerful banking houses generally referred to as the international bankers. The little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes.”
New York City Mayor John Hylan, Chicago, March 7, 1922 (Source 1)
Central to understanding unadulterated human history, and how we got to this state of backwardness we live in today, is becoming aware of the struggle between the common people and the international bankers. In fact, former U.S. president Thomas Jefferson believed “that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies“. Yet in spite of this fact, the importance of this history is suspiciously absent from the school curriculum.
This epic cartoon uses humor and story telling to summarize the historical genesis of how the international bankers used the tool of “money” — something that has a collective imaginary value — to control everything that does have REAL value; like food, water, property, and above all else, people’s lives.
Although this is certainly not a detailed academic history — it’s less than 30 minutes long — it is an entertaining way to help adults and children become aware of the deception of private central banking.