Matrix of Terms: Finance Oligarchs

Banker Occupied Government

Our new installment in the ‘Matrix of Terms’ series is the offbeat term Finance Oligarchs. Since 2008 we have been inundated with information regarding the economy, banking, debt, and a host of other related issues. If we can draw one good thing out of this crisis, is that it has put a spotlight on the system and awoken people to the utter corruption that has been beneath the surface for decades.

Most people understand what or who ‘finances’ and ‘financiers’ are but most do not know or remember what the term ‘oligarch’ means. To grasp oligarch we must look into the word ‘oligarchy’. The best way to approach oligarchy is to break it down into its Hellenic roots. The term comes directly from the Greek word ‘oligarkhia’ which can be broken down further as ‘oligos’ meaning “few” and ‘archo’ meaning “to rule or command”. When we reconstruct this term it could be simply defined as “being ruled by a few”.

An oligarchy is a system in which the power lies within the hands of a small group of people. The historical context of this word is interesting. Aristotle actually used this term as a synonym for “being ruled by the rich”; i.e. a plutocracy. As the reader can probably deduce an ‘oligarch’ is “one of the rulers within this system of governance.”

An oligarch is usually from a certain social class like royalty or connected to wealthy families. But an oligarchy can also be comprised of educational institutions or formed within corporate and military sectors. These rulers typically like to keep a successive power structure within their own group and pass this from one generation to the next.

Although oligarchic governance can be relatively harmless, the historical evidence and the very nature of such a system show that it can very quickly become tyrannical. Oligarchs depend heavily on the servitude of the public and often install an oppressive feudal system to meet their goals. A rather dark, but eerily true, portrait of this form of governance is the fictional work by George Orwell titled “1984”.

At this point we can move forward to the meat of this entry, which is the definition of a ‘finance oligarch’. Basically ‘financial oligarchy’ is a form of governance that rules through the control of money and the manipulation of the markets. Obviously in a scholastic realm this system mirrors closely with another form of rulership called ‘corporatocracy’ which is merely “a form of governance that is ruled by corporations”. In many ways these rulers, ‘Corporate Oligarchs’, are in fact synonymous with ‘Finance Oligarchs’. It is key to note that this oligarchic system is ruled by educational institutions, economic entities, banks, commercial entities, and lobbyists.

Typically when people speak of finance oligarchs they are usually referring to those within banking institutions and economic entities. It goes without saying that the borrower is a slave to the lender and this is where their power lies. We can take for example the six largest banks within America – Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo. Due to their vast reach and consolidated power they now possess the equivalent of 60% of the United States GDP. Should there be any doubts to the shear magnitude of dominance they weld against their “borrowers”? But these pale in comparison to mega-banks like the Federal Reserve and the World Bank on a global level.

In the beginning of this entry it was noted that because of the crisis many people have taken an interest in how the economic system works, by doing so they have found the true power players. The so-called ‘technocrats’ have infiltrated the governments of the world whether by election or by installment but despite the corporate media’s love affair with the banksters people have seen through the veil. However, if they wish not to work directly in politics they will fund politicians and parties who share their same interests. But what they prefer to do is simply create massive amounts of debt to bankrupt countries and seize their assets. One must understand they do not need ‘actual’ money they can create it out of thin air if they wish.

As stated earlier we become subject to those we owe and so it stands to reason that most would not wish to bite the hand that feeds them. This of course is a total 180 from what our Founders believed. James Madison stated, “History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit and violent means possible, to maintain their control over governments, by controlling money and its issuance.” If it was true in their days, how much more is it true today?



Timeless 4th of July Message

Declaration of Independence

Wouldn’t it be appropriate to read the ”Declaration of Independence” on Independence Day? Is there any similarities between what is said in this document and what is happening in the United States today? Read here:

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

The 56 signatures on the Declaration appear in the positions indicated:

Column 1
Button Gwinnett
Lyman Hall
George Walton

Column 2
North Carolina:
William Hooper
Joseph Hewes
John Penn
South Carolina:
Edward Rutledge
Thomas Heyward, Jr.
Thomas Lynch, Jr.
Arthur Middleton

Column 3
John Hancock
Samuel Chase
William Paca
Thomas Stone
Charles Carroll of Carrollton
George Wythe
Richard Henry Lee
Thomas Jefferson
Benjamin Harrison
Thomas Nelson, Jr.
Francis Lightfoot Lee
Carter Braxton

Column 4
Robert Morris
Benjamin Rush
Benjamin Franklin
John Morton
George Clymer
James Smith
George Taylor
James Wilson
George Ross
Caesar Rodney
George Read
Thomas McKean

Column 5
New York:
William Floyd
Philip Livingston
Francis Lewis
Lewis Morris
New Jersey:
Richard Stockton
John Witherspoon
Francis Hopkinson
John Hart
Abraham Clark

Column 6
New Hampshire:
Josiah Bartlett
William Whipple
Samuel Adams
John Adams
Robert Treat Paine
Elbridge Gerry
Rhode Island:
Stephen Hopkins
William Ellery
Roger Sherman
Samuel Huntington
William Williams
Oliver Wolcott
New Hampshire:
Matthew Thornton

Does STL Really Need Military on the Streets?

Notice the “Internment-styled” camp behind the badger

As it was long ago spoken, “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” By now it is no secret in St. Louis from 21-29 of this month the military police from Ft. Meade, MD are training our local 345th company to become more efficient in driving armored weaponized vehicles in urban areas. Like many cities around the country, civil unrest exercises have been increasingly common place and we are no exception.

Apparently most of the urban training will be carried out in the 6th district (Baden, Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemeteries, Mark Twain, Mark Twain I-70, North Point, North Riverfront, O’Fallon Park, Penrose, Penrose Park, Riverview, Walnut Park East, Walnut Park West and portions of O’Fallon) while the highway miles will be on I-270. Every night they will be parking these very same vehicles in an undisclosed location in St. Charles County.

Not a surprise to locals, these drills will be taking place in “working poor” class neighborhoods riddled with crime and drugs. Of course these types of operations never seem to take place in affluent neighborhoods similar to Brentwood or Creve Coeur. Rather, they strategically pick places with a high density of minorities who, already in STL, is barricaded in on countless blocks like a bunch of animals. What were once open streets are now obstructed by huge cement blocks and so the victims are punished for degenerate criminals and their impotent local government who could think of no other solution then to create a human zoo. But this is a whole other issue altogether.