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Gods of Money: Wall Street and the Death of the American Century Paperback – May 3, 2010
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F. William Engdahl is author and geopolitical risk advisor who has written the international best-selling book on oil and geopolitics, A Century of War: Anglo-American Politics and the New World Order. His book, ‘Full Spectrum Dominance: Totalitarian Democracy in the New World Order, deals with the Pentagon agenda of global hegemony in the post-Cold War era. In his Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation he traces the effort to control the global food chain. He may be reached through his website, www.engdahl.oilgeopolitics.net
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"Gods of Money", shows that this corrupt system has been around for a long time and its existance cannot be justified by the day dreams of mythologists like Ayn Rand, or snake oil salesmen like Limburger.
I would only hope that this book sheds enough light on our hypocracies that the younger generation can use that light to reveal the path to true government of, by, and for the People of the United States.
"Gods of Money" is difficult to put down. Each chapter seems to be more revealing than the next. It begins with a not too distant history that predates the Federal Reserve and traces things up to current times. The book is very enlightening regarding the history of power, the way it evolved and how it continues to influence our lives currently.
Unlike many books (here I don't want to single out any author) that asks open ended questions like "Could the huge drawings at Nazca, Peru that can only be seen from the air be a type of signal for visitors from outer space?" when Engdahl presents events, documents or quotations they are carefully and fully documented at the end of each chapter. If you wish to know more on a particular subject then you simply look up the well documented reference (endnote) at the end of the chapter.
The second Caution would be that if you are not prepared to have an experience similar to what transpires with puppies between week one and week two (their eyes are opened) then you should exercise caution regarding the reading of this book.
Most people think that their lives are like a particle in a Brownian movement, buffeted all around by the vicissitudes of life. When you read this book you will understand that life is not like this at all. There are powerful forces that are truly in control just not overt or blatant.
Think for a moment would you ever have believed that we would take $700 Billion of taxpayer's money and bailout Wall Street? It has been said many times that this is "Privatizing the Profits and Socializing the Debt" and to top it all off none of the money was used to buy "Troubled Assets!" They are still on the books. As William Engdahl says in his forward this is not a book to address these financial events, it is a book about Power. I make this point to emphasize that it took a lot of power to make this happen when so much of the public was against it.
So if you have read this far in this review click on the link above to order the book, I promise you will not be disappointed.
These directives grew out of the 1972 President's Commission on Population Growth and the American Future, headed by John D. Rockefeller III. Richard Nixon, the acting President at that time, as well as all of the aforementioned people: Kissinger, Scowcroft, and Ford, were political puppets of the Rockefeller family and its oil and banking interests.
A few years prior to these events, Henry Kissinger is reported to have said to a journalist, "If you control oil, you control nations. If you control food, you control people. If you control money, you control the world." Based on that comment and its subsequent implementation worldwide, F. William Engdahl began a long-term research project which resulted in his authorship of various books dealing with each aspect of that power equation - one book per control factor.
His first book dealt with oil geopolitics and was entitled A Century of War: Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order. His second book dealt with control of the global food supply and was entitled Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation. He wrote a slim volume in the interim dealing with the military mechanisms whereby the control over these various areas is ultimately enforced entitled Full Spectrum Dominance: Totalitarian Democracy in the New World Order.
Now he has turned his attention to the third and final aspect of Kissinger's alleged quote regarding control - that of the money supply. And once again, through insightful analysis and extensive experience in geopolitical observation, he has produced a book which is required reading for anyone seeking to understand the broad scope and elaborate detail of our current global crisis.
He takes us back to 1791 and the young nation's first national bank designed by the first Treasury Secretary, Alexander Hamilton. It was modeled on the privately owned Bank of England, and was itself mostly owned by private investors - 80% private, 20% government. Over the ensuing years, ownership of the national currency went back and forth between a Constitutional Congressional issuance of money and an Unconstitutional private for-profit issuance. These struggles culminated in the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, wherein the Federal Reserve was unlawfully chartered on December 23rd at 11:45 p.m. when most members of Congress were long gone, on their way home for the holiday season - as they had to travel by train at the time.
A relative handful of aristocratic families have greatly benefitted from owning shares in the private Federal Reserve corporation, while the overwhelming majority of Americans have suffered immeasurably. These families - Rockefeller, Morgan, Mellon, Pratt, Harriman, Vanderbilt, DuPont, Astor, Lehman, Warburg, Rothschild and others have held a monopoly on the wealth and liberty which this once-great nation originally endowed every citizen with. We've been robbed by the very same people we are taught to admire. They control the financial systems of the world, and thereby control the political systems, the military, the media, the education, the agriculture, the oil, and every other resource - natural or otherwise.
The first step toward correcting any problem is to become aware that such a problem exists, then to learn about the ultimate cause and its many symptoms. This book is a very valuable contribution to that learning process.