Always the Banksters
Excerpts from five books meant to help us
understand our 21st Century
of 9/11, COVID-19,
and 2022's War in the Ukraine 


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War in the Ukraine supplants COVID-19 as dominent
News and means for supranational Banks to avoid
another Crash due to their greed and to continue their desperate Agenda for 'Reset' of humanity.

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From the day of September 11, 2001 into December 2008 I contributed newspaper columns, online articles, interviews, and three books that are concerned with the crimes of 9/11/01.

These studies quickly realized that " '9/11' " is part of larger, global crimes against humanity. Understanding that the World Trade Center's Twin Towers and Building 7 must have been brought down by controlled demolition opened into more understanding of orchestrators and ends. In 2002 I published the book " '9/11' " / Facing Our Fascist State. Research for it helped to make a lot of contemporary events and preceding history gruesomely clear. One section of FOFS is titled 'Lords of a Feudal New World Order.'

In 2004 I gave a talk in Toronto that embodied further research: 'The Financiers behind " '9/11' " '. This talk was basis for one section of the Waking Up From Our Nightmare book that Jim Hoffman and I co-wrote and brought out in August 2004. In 2005 I published a follow-up to FOFS. This short book has a long title: To Prevent the Next " '9/11' " / Abandoning the 'New World Order' of Financiers' Corporate State.

The excerpt below, the first in this 'Always the Banksters' series
for March 2022 and the companion crises of COVID-19 and 
war in the Ukraine, chronicles about 220 years of financiers secretive empire. The money-lenders and money-changers have extended their Banks and private but national Central Banks across Europe, North and South America, India, China, Africa, Australia, ... everywhere their cunning but diseased hubris can control economies and societies.

My 2008 book, The World Is Turning: " '9/11' ", the Movement for Justice, and Reclaiming America for the Worldadded two commentators to its inclusion of To Prevent. You can meet them below--Auld Krow and Sid the Elephant. They're kind of in the
spirit of Nat King Cole and Stubby Kaye in "Cat Ballou" or Jonathan Richman and Tommy Larkins in "There's Something About Mary." The two friends--caustic bird AULD KROW 
perched upon the often wrinkled brow of SID THE ELEPHANT--
represent afflictions and insights of We Masses, we billions who remain a working-class of boundless and unfulfilled genius, as
we've suffered and still suffer under profiteers of the empire behind Empires, the Ruling Few.  

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More than 200 Years of Conspiracies  by Financiers,

Nobility, and Politicians

to Gain Profits and Power from Wars, Revolutions and Assassinations


The main education I've received since finishing " ' 9/11' " / Facing Our Fascist State in 2002 concerns banking and bankers' creation and manipulation of the most murderous pretexts, deprivations and conflicts that have ravaged humanity from the mid-18th century to " '9/11' " and beyond.

Among the prime objectives of these private bankers has been control of nations' money-supply and currencies. While waging vicious wars of economic conquest throughout the world, these financiers have kept themselves even more removed from physical danger than the politicians who have advanced their interests.

Let me here try to give an overview of this deeply layered history.

Financiers' conspiracies in the West over the past two and one-half

centuries may be traced through the growing wealth and power of

one family, the Rothschilds, and this family's accumulated and often

inbred allies, criminals equal to them, whether nominal Jews,

Protestants, Catholics, Moslems, or other.

Mayer Amschel Bauer was the founding father of the Rothschild

family's supranational empire. Born in 1743, the money-lender

Bauer became a close associate of the Elector of Hesse, William IX.

Bauer/Rothschild profited by lending of the Elector's fees for

supplying Hessian troops to King George III of England during the

American Revolutionary War. He changed the family's surname to

Rothschild (meaning 'Red Shield', their subsequent insignia) to

accord with the sign he'd put up for his business: an eagle on a red

shield with a golden arrow extending from each of the bird of prey's

five talons.

In the late 18th century Mayer Amschel sent one son each out to

begin banking business in five European capitals: London, Paris,

Frankfort, Vienna and Venice. Nathan in London and James in Paris

especially flourished, Nathan most due to Napoleon's last war and

James most due to the induced 1819 Panic across France.

The brothers' profits let them gain shared control of the Bank of

England and Bank of France and the issuance of these nations' and

Austria's currencies. In a partnership that would be often repeated

over the next 180 years, they shared controlling interests in these

Banks with families of so-called nobility--Tudors, Bourbons,

Hapsburgs, et cetera, families who were themselves much inbred.

During the same late 18th century to middle 19th century span,

Rothschilds reached into the riches of 'America'.

Associates of theirs and of Illuminati theoretician Adam Weishaupt

(Alexander Hamiliton one) figured in the institution of the United

States' first two Banks that issued national currency under private

ownership. Later agents of the Rothschild family's (Nathaniel Biddle, August

Belmont or Schoenberg, George Peabody, and Junius S. Morgan)

worked to frustrate Andrew Jackson's check to any further charter

for such a privately owned 'National' Bank'. Denials of credit and

funds to U. S. farmers and other businessmen by European bankers

prompted the United States' ruinous Panics of 1837 and 1857.

Bankers' manipulations were one cause of the U. S. Civil War.

Their lowering of the price of cotton pressured economies of both

the South and North to desperation in the late 1850s. In 1859, too,

Salomon de Rothschild, he the son of James' inheritor in Paris,

Lionel, and he the great-grandson of Mayer Amschel, toured the

U. S. and defended slavery, writing that he 'would be as much a

"staunch slavery man" as the oldest plantation owner in the

South.' (27)

Once the Civil War began, Rothschild agent Judah Benjamin

(who'd met with Salomon in New Orleans just before the war) served

as a chief advisor to Confederate President Jefferson Davis while

August Belmont (formerly Schoenberg) was the same to Abraham

Lincoln. (28)


Another Rothschild front-man in London and New York, George

Peabody, he the slave-trading founder of an iron-dealing company

that became headed by this and that J. P. Morgan over the next

century, supplied both Northern and Southern Armies with guns.


Peabody's and Junius S. Morgan's Company also enriched itself by

wartime speculations. 'No individuals contributed so much to flooding

our money markets and weakening financial confidence in our nationality

than George Peabody & Company, and none made more money in the

operation', the Springfield Republic of Illinois wrote in 1866. (29)


In 1866, too, the New York Times observed: 'The Bank of England

with its subsidiary banks in America (under the domination of J. P.

Morgan), the Bank of France, and the Reichsbank of Germany,

composed an interlocking and cooperative banking system, the main

objective of which was the exploitation of the people.' (30)

Then was as now, you may see, in regard to international Banks'

control for 'exploitation of the people.'


Auld Crow:

Do yah see, Sid? Facts. Facts 'und figures!


Sid the Elephant:

Also in my life I've pulled barges. I've crossed

Oceans. I've borne rails upon my back. This is hurting my feelings. I have soft feelings, Mr. Crow--I'm part-Black and part-Jewish and part-Mongol and I'm not one damned bit ashamed of any of it! I'm getting almost angry, Mr. Crow. Yes, I am!)


In 1863 the Northern States instituted another private Bank to issue

U.S. currency, the National Bank. The letter that's quoted at the start

of To Prevent ... , from Rothschild Brothers of London to their

investment-banking associates Iklheimer, Morton and Vandergould

on New York's Wall Street, is reprinted in full below.


The letter, quoted in J.R. Elson's Lightninover the Treasury Building, slyly

uses 'A Mr. John Sherman of Ohio' (a Congressman and later author

of the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890), as the mouthpiece for

perceived advantages from this National Bank whose origins actually

owed to the British Bankers Association.


Always use someone else to speak for your interests, as well as to fight wars for your benefit, might be said to be exploitative bankers' maxim.

'Dear Sirs: A Mr. John Sherman has written us from a town in

Ohio, U.S.A., as to the profits that may be made in the National

Banking business under a recent act of your Congress (National

Bank Act of 1863), a copy of which act accompanied his letter.

Apparently this act has been drawn upon the plan formulated here

last summer by the British Bankers Association and by that

Association recommended to our American friends as one that if

enacted into law, would prove highly profitable to the banking

fraternity throughout the world.

"Mr. Sherman declares that there has never before been such an

opportunity for capitalists to accumulate money, as that presented by

this act and that the old plan, of State Banks is so unpopular, that the

new scheme will, by contrast, be most favorably regarded,

notwithstanding the fact that it gives the National Banks an almost 

absolute control of the National finance. 'The few who can

understand the system,' he says 'will either be so interested in its profits,

or so dependent on its favors, that there will be no opposition from that

class, while on the other hand, the great body of people, mentally

incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantages that capital

derives from the system, will bear its burdens without complaint and

perhaps without even suspecting that the system is inimical (adverse)

to their interests.' Please advise us fully as to this matter and also state

whether or not you will be of assistance to us, if we conclude to establish

a National Bank in the City of New York...


Awaiting your reply, we are

Your respectful servants.

Rothschild Brothers

London, June 25, 1863' (31)

At this same time in 1863, English and French warships blockaded

Northern harbors in support of the Confederacy.

When confronted with the National Bank Act and private bankers'

demands for 28% interest on lending to the Northern States,

President Abraham Lincoln remarked: 'I have two great enemies, the

Southern Army in front of me and the financial institutions in the

rear. Of the two, the one in my rear is my greatest foe.' (32)

Abraham Lincoln resisted bankers' control by his issuance of $450 million

in U. S. Constitutional Notes, currency printed by the U. S. Government itself,

free of interest-bearing charges and known by the public as "greenbacks."

Lincoln's interest-free "greenbacks" moved the London Times to

worry: 'If this mischievous financial policy, which has its origin in

the North American Republic, shall become endurated down to a

fixture, then that Government will furnish its own money without

cost. It will pay off its debts and be without debt. It will have all the

money necessary to carry on its commerce. It will become

prosperous without precedent in the history of the world... That

government must be destroyed or it will destroy every monarchy on

the globe.' (33)

The U. S. Civil War killed 365,00 of the North, 258,000 of the South, the

great majority of them soldiers, very few of them bankers before this War.

The printing of "greenbacks" was destroyed soon after Lincoln's

assassination. this President killed by a secret-society conspiracy (the

Knights of the Golden Circle, a Masonic offshoot), a conspiracy for

which four participants other than John Wilkes Booth were convicted

and hung. (34)

International banks had to wait 48 more years before they could

realize another entity (the Federal Reserve System) that issued U. S.

Dollars under private ownership.

During the intervening span (1863--1913) Rothschilds and their

Warburg in-laws used new and plentifully funded agents and/or

debtors (Jacob Schiff, John D. Rockefeller, William Harriman, the

Dillon ((formely Lapowski)) family) and Corporations (the Kuhn,

Loeb investment-bank of New York City; Standard Oil: U. S. Steel;

the Northern Pacific and Southern Pacific Railroads) to control and

fleece emergent U. S. industries and territories.

They also profited from thefts that went with Reconstruction.

They also promoted Jim Crow laws, the Ku Klux Klan and racist


They also induced the Panics of 1873, 1893-94 and 1907 both to

profit themselves and to compel re-institution of a central, 'money-

lending bank for the United States that they and their allies and

agents would own.

'Because of his links with the Peabody firm, Morgan [John P.

Morgan, son of Junius] had intimate and highly useful connections

with the London financial world, and during the 1870s he was

thereby able to provide the rapidly growing industrial corporations

of the United States with much-needed capital from British bankers',

The New Encyclopedia Britannica relates in Jim Marrs' excellent Rule

by Secrecy. And by the middle 1890s: 'Through a system of interlocking

memberships on the boards of companies he had reorganized or

influenced, Morgan and his banking house achieved a top-heavy control

over some of the nation's leading corporations and financial institutions.' (35).

Again, then was as now.

A memo circulated among the American Bankers Association in

1891 is clear-cut as to one plot's traps and aims. "On Sept. 1st, 1894,

we will not renew our loans under any consideration', this memo

says. 'On Sept. 1st we will demand our money. We will foreclose and

become mortgagees in possession. We can take two-thirds of the

farms west of the Mississippi, and thousands of them east of the

Mississippi as well, at our own price...Then the famers will become

tenants as in England...' (36)

Auld Crow:

Pirates, Sid! Damned pirates behind desks!


Sid the Elephant: 

They rode me. They fed me. They put tassels on my tail--oh, Mr. Crow, I'm shaking now--yes, I am! I am Sid the Elephant and I know the work I have done and my family has done!)


The most famous J. P. Morgan was known as " 'the Corsair' ", one

who concentrated wealth and power within his U. S. conquests, one

who 'knew how to make governments as well as small capitalists and

armies of rebellious laborers bend to his will' (Matthew Josepehson,

The Robber Barons, 1934). He made competing firms merge into

single Corporations (General Electric, U. S. Steel, International

Harvester). And yet the gold this " 'Corsair' " lent to the U. S. Government in

1893 came from Rothschilds of Europe (37) and at his death in 1913

only 19% of his estate of $68 million was found to be owned by his

family. (38)

In December of 1913 Senator Nelson Aldrich of Rhode Island,

son-in-law of John D. Rockefeller, John D. Rockefeller another

Rothschild debtor via the National City Bank of Cleveland (39),

sponsored the Bill that created the Federal Reserve System.

Henceforth the Federal Reserve Bank of New York--owned

principally by Banks controlled by the Rothschild-funded

Rockefeller and Morgan families and their partners--determined the

money-supply and set the interest-rates for the United States. (40)

Congressman Charles A. Lindbergh, father of the aviator, declared:

'The Federal Reserve Act establishes the most giantic trust on earth ...

The worst legisilative crime of the ages is perpetrated by this banking

and currency bill,' (41)

How is the Federal Reserve System unjust and dangerous for

U. S. society? Why is it an insane burden for We Masses to bear?

Through its lead Bank, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the

"Fed" may print more than $20 million in U. S. currency at cost to

itself of little more than $20.


Further, through a marvelous invention that's termed 'fractional

reserve banking', the Fed's network of private Banks may then value

this nice profit of $20- million-from-$20 at seven and one-half times

$20 million, or $150 million, in capital for loans.

Those who borrow from this sheer fabrication of capital--borrowers

such as home-buyers, shop-keepers, and the U. S., British, French,

German, et cetera Governments--are then charged usurious

interest-rates by private Banks.

In 1997 the 19,752,655 total shares of the Federal Reserve Bank of

New York were owned 32.35% by the Rockefeller-controlled Chase

Bank and 20.51% by the Morgan-controlled Citibank, according to

Eric Samuelson's article 'Central Banking and the Private Control of

Money' (42)

How much has the United States' debt grown since "the Fed" began

to be the nations' lender?

Sheldon Emry's very useful 'Billions for Bankers--Debts for the

People' offers a summary. In 1910 the U. S. Federal debt was $1

billion, or $12.40 per citizen. In 1920, following involvement in a

World War that financiers orchestrated, the nation's debt was $24

billion, or $228 per person, 'By 1960', Emry writes, 'the U. S.

Federal debt was $284 billion, or $1,575 per citizen, and state and

local debts were mushrooming.' (43)

Now, early in our year 2005, the U. S. Federal debt is $7.5 trillion,

individual consumers' debt is about $10 trillion, and the total debt

mounted on this nation is the barely imaginable sum of $37 trillion,

four times the U. S.'s annual gross domestic product. (44)


Jim Hoffman's and my Waking Up from Our Nightmare / The 9/11/01

Crimes in New York City, supposes that such debt is setting up the

U. S. public for 'Big Falls'--for a 'Crash' and

'Depression' that will exceed 1929's. The resulting ruin would let

bankers again buy property for pennies on the (greatly devalued)

U. S. dollar and consolidate material wealth as never before.

ENDNOTES for To Prevent the Next " '9/11/01' "

1. 'What is Fascism?' at

fascims.html from entry in 1932 Italian Encyclopedia by Benito

Mussolini and Gemmi Gentile.


2. 'Central Banking and the Private Control of Money', Eric

Samuelson, Nexus, December 1998--January 1999, pg. 12

3. The Secrets of the Federal Reserve, Eustace Mullins, BankersResearch Institute, 1984, pg 3

4. The Control of Oil , John M. Blair, Pantheon Books, 1976, pp.

144-46, 149; Power, Inc., Morton Mintz and Jerry Cohen, The

Viking Press, 1976, pp. 297-303

5. Waking Up from Our Nightmare, Don Paul and Jim Hoffman,

Irresistible/Revolutionary, 2004, pg. 62, endnote 11, quoting

the New York Times of 10/28/93 and the Washington Post

of 10/29/03 as well as 'Troubling Questions in Troubling Times' by

James S. Adam at .

6. The 9/11 Commission Report, the National Commission on

Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, W. W. Norton & Company,

2004, pg. 72

7. Alan Waldman, 'How the Grinch Stole the White House ... Again',

Online Journal 11/20/04, archived with additional footnotes by Dave

Ratcliffe at http://www/ .

8. .

9. htto://www.buzzflash,com/alerts.04/11/The_unexplained_exitpoll-

discrepancy_v00k.pdf .



+mitofsky&hl=en .

11 'Voting Machine Controversy' Jule Carr Smyth.

Cleveland Plain Dealer,

August 28, 2003, reprinted at http:// .

12, .



16. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

17. George magazine November 1996, cited in

Everything Is under Control,  Robert Anton Wilson with Miriam Joan Hill,

HarperCollins, 1998, pg. 1

18. http://www.prouty.orgUnderstanding Special Operations


interview with L. Fletcher Prouty by David T. Ratcliffe, rat haus

reality press, 1989; 'The JFK Assassination', David Giacometi at .


20. .. and the truth shall set you free, David Icke, Bridge of Love,

1998, pp. 81-83, quoting from the Congressional Record of the

76th U. S. Congress and from Carroll Quigley, The Anglo-American

Establishmentpg. 169.


21. www.leftgatekeepers.comConspirators' Hierarchy:

The Story of the Committee of 300, Dr. John Coleman, America West, 1992, pp.




24,; 'The Evolution of

Suffrage Institutions in the New World', Stanley L. Engerman and

Kenneth L. Sokoloff, 2005






27., excerpt

from 'A Casual View of America: The Home Letters of Salomon de

Rothschild, 1859-1861'

28. Judah P. BenjaminThe Jewish

Confederate, Eli N. Evans, The Free Press, 1988, pg. 237

29. 'The House of Rothschild', Chapter 5, pg. 53, in

Secrets of the Federal Reserve, Eustace Mullins, published online at http:// .

30. 'Reconstruction Carpetbaggers Money Fund',

New York Times,

10/31/1866, quoted in

Lightning over the Treasury Building, John

Elson, Meador Publishing Company, 1941, pg. 53


32. On "greenbacks" and Lincoln quote, see

The American Heritage Picture History of the Civil War,

Bruce Catton narrative,1960, pg.395; 

The Creature from Jeykll Island, G. Edward Griffin, American

Media, 1994, pg. 384; and


33. 'Abraham Lincoln and the "Greenback" ' in Chapter 2.1 ('National

Bank of the United States') of the Modern History Project up at http://



34. Rule by Secrecy, Jim Marrs, HarperCollins, 2000, pg. 213

35. The New Encyclopedia Brittannica, Volume 8, pg. 320.


36. Memo printed in the U. S. Congrressional Record of 4/29/1913,

quoted in The Money Masters, 1995 and 1998, Bill Still and Patrick

S. J. Carmack (an overview of how 'International Bankers Gained

Control of America'), video script posted by Peter Myers at http:// .

37. Rule by Secrecy, Jim Marrs, HarperCollins, 2000, pg. 57

38. The Money Masters, video-script, pg. 46


39. Rule by Secrecy, pg. 45 



The Secrets of the Federal Reserve, Eustace Mullins, BankersResearch Institute, 1984, pg 3

41. Waking Up from Our Nightmare, pg. 40, quoting from

bout-money.html .


42. Nexus, December 1998--January 1999, pg. 12

43. At this and many sites on the Web;



44. U. S. Federal and total debt in 'The U. S. Economy/ The Other

Side of Prosperity', Marshall Auerback,

San Francisco Chronicle2/20/2005 at


U. S. consumers' debt as of January 2004, according to Federal

Reserve Board, at



45. The Empire of the City, E. C. Knuth, 1944,

available, pg. 71

46. Lloyd George to the New York Journal American, 6/24/1924,

quoted in ... and the truth shall set you free, pg. 96


47. When Corporations Ruled the

World, David R. Korten, Kumarian Press, 1995, excerpt at

BuildEliteConsens_WCRW.html .

48. Army Review Board report 10/20/1944, quoted in

Pearl Harbor: Mother of All Conspiracies, Mark Emerson Willey, X Libris, 2001,

report transcribed by Larry Jewell and up at http://www.geoc .

See also Infamy by John Toland

and Day of Deceit: The Truth about FDR and Pearl Harbor

by Robert B. Stinnett.


gbaggres.htm .

50. .


new_world_order_hgwells.htm .


Skull and Bones 19th- to 20th-century


prince_philip_reich.htm .

54. This site links to

several worthwhile books, among them Antony G. Sutton's

Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler;

Raymond Bonner's At the Hand of Man: 

Peril and Hope for Africa's Wildlife;

Charles Higham's Trading with the Enemy:

An Expose of the Nazi-American Money Plot 1933-49;

and Christopher Simpson's Blowback.

55. George BushThe

Unauthorized Biography, pp. 45-62


56. Ibid., pp. 115-37.

57. Ibid 119-27 and 460-68; Defrauding America, Rodney Stich

former Federal Aviation Administration investigator), Diablo

Western, 1998, pp. 295. 312-14. See also Dark Alliance

by Gary Webb and Whiteout

by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair

(review by Scott Loughrey at

999.html+whiteout+cockburn&hl=en .




59. The Rockefeller File  , Gary Allen, '76 Press, 1976, pg. 152


60. State of the World 1991:

Worldwatch Institute Report on Progress toward Sustainable World,

Lester R. Brown, W. W. Norton, 1991, pg. 3

61. 'How the IMF Props Up the Bankrupt Dollar System'. William


imf_and_dollarf_system.htm .opium revenue

62/ .

63. .

64. 'Cheney's Grim Vision: Decades of War ...',


65. . See also

Brill with PBS interviewer Charlie Rose on his new company's

Verfied Identity Card and Larry Silverstein's insurance claims at .


911truthla.orgresources.html+fight+back+bugle+part+3&hl=en .

67, .

68, Paul Thompson's timeline at http://

meline&theme=anthrax, referring often to Toronto Globe and Mail

article 'Strange Cluster of Microbiolgists' Deaths under the

Microscope' by Alanna Mitchell, Simon Cooper and Caroyln

Abraham, 5/4/2003. Later timeline by Steve Quayle at http://

microbiologists.html .

69. and

2067112/ .See also


nuclear_terrorism_the_ultimate_preventable_catastrophe.php ,




2003/12/15/coverstory/35033.htm .

71. 'Insurance Industry Stands to Profit from Changes Wrought by

Sept. 11', Christopher Oster, Wall Street Journal, 11/15.2001, among

articles assembled by Al Martin at

AlliedWorldAssurance.htm .

72. Christopher Story's Winter 2004-05 International Currency Review, pg. 82,

quoted at Henry Makow, .

73. "The Money Masters" video script, pg. 19, at http:// .

74. Foreign Affairs (published by the Council on Foreign Relations)

July-August 1995, quoted at

nov_pearl.htm .

75., interview

with Allen W. Smith, author of The Looting of Social Security:

How the Government Is Draining America's Retirement Account,

Carroll & Graf, 2003.

76. 'Over 50 Towns in North America Now Have Their Own

Currencies', Alain Pilote, at .

77. Who Owns the Sun, Daniel Berman and John T, O'Conner,

Chelsea Green Press, 1995, pp. 231-33.

78. ‘Wind Force 12 Study’, EWEA, p. 74,

03publications/WindForce12.htm, See and on the growth of power-generation by wind. See on renewables



80. See