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The Power Elite Playbook, Recruiting Willing Puppets Part 11

- by Deanna Spingola ©, 14 April 2008

Jekyll Island, J.P. Morgan, Paul Warburg An examination of unrevised history, through elective reading, provides ample evidence of the long-term diabolical deeds of America's ruling class. Alternative information exists despite their dedicated efforts to control information through compulsory education and the "free" press. And because history is prologue, one may acquire an accurate perception of the events and political schemes of the current power base. Yet, due to disinformation, deception, and calculating rhetoric, ethical moral people frequently underestimate, justify or even dismiss the suspicious behavior of their political leaders. Notwithstanding the election charade, presidential candidates, with negligible exceptions, are self-serving, power-hungry, parasitical people who are recruited, coached, and installed based on their compliance to the bankster's profit-producing agenda. "Their" candidate receives the media spotlight and seemingly - everything just falls into place despite questionable qualifications! Others are ridiculed, totally ignored, vilified into oblivion, threatened, meet with an accident or simply "run out of money."

Take the profit out of warfare and there would be peace; take the profit out of illness and there would be health; take the profit out of addiction and there would be temperance; take the ... I won't belabor the point; you can see where I am going with this - follow the money and discover the culprits. Without the profit motive, the U.S. and other countries might actually have ethical representative governments who benefit the citizens rather than the multinational scoundrels ensconced in their bank buildings, laboratories, corporations and foundations - protected by a multitude of laws they have effectively maneuvered through the U.S. Congress by corporate-sponsored politicians who comply with well-compensated former politicians, now lobbyists, who collect hefty, self-appointed congressional pensions. It shouldn't take a rocket scientist to discern that there is something drastically wrong! As you read the following historical accounts, make some contemporary comparisons. Same banking cabal, same lies, methods, and circumstances - just a different set of political puppets.

One of J.P. Morgan's top attorneys, Philander Knox, in 1901, "arranged the merger of the railroad, oil, coal, iron and steel interests of Carnegie, J.P. Morgan, Rockefeller, and other robber barons into the largest conglomerate in history - U.S. Steel." A component of this corporation was the Consolidated Iron Mines which Rockefeller had "fraudulently swindled from the Merritt family."12 Villainous banksters regularly defraud fellow citizens and have no reservations about seizing the land or resources of foreigners. Soldiers, cannon-fodder resources, are used when these economic battles fail.

After a visit from J.P. Morgan and an instructive letter from Andrew Carnegie, President William McKinley (March 4, 1897 - September 14, 1901), a Mason3 and former Governor of Ohio, despite strong opposition from the labor sector, appointed Knox as his Attorney General (April 5, 1901 - June 30, 1904), a position that would require him to prosecute anti-trust law violations against his former clients. Predictably, Knox did nothing to halt the predators!4 During McKinley's presidency, the U.S. invaded Cuba because, according to the persuasive corporate newspapers - a quarter of the population was dead and the rest were suffering terribly under the tyrannical Spanish. Finally McKinley agreed to an intervention in April 1898, especially after the explosion and sinking of the U.S.S. Maine on February 15, 1898 which, after the fact, turned out to be an internal problem. Congress voted for a declaration of war for the "liberation and independence" of Cuba. Within 100 days, the U.S. invaded Cuba, seized Manila in the Philippines, and occupied Puerto Rico. The United States ultimately annexed the Philippines, Guam, and Puerto Rico.5

McKinley was shot by a crazed "lone gunman," Leon Czolgosz, and died eight days later on September 14, 1901. He apparently failed to fully perform as expected. Knox continued as Attorney General when the more obedient Vice President Theodore Roosevelt, a former governor of New York, took over the presidency. Knox allegedly went after Northern Securities, a phony railroad holding company formed by J. P. Morgan. It was a farce show of government muscle that actually benefited Hill, Harriman, Rockefeller, and their bankers, Kuhn, Loeb & Company.6 To assuage public outcry, corrupt leaders consistently stage investigation hoaxes designed to shelter each other while claiming indignation against alleged antagonists. The results are typically inconsequential - no substantive answers, no demotions, job losses or convictions, and all too often - accompanied by dead or suppressed witnesses.

Knox promoted "regulation" of business and instituted federal statutes that benefited his bosom-buddy associates with increased functionality in interstate commerce while obstructing or eliminating pesky competition. The administrative agents appointed to the governmental boards and commissions were intimately associated with the conglomerates they were supposed to monitor. This was not happenstance nor is anything else that is remotely connected with the current complicit relationship between government and big business. This ongoing fascist-style arrangement was engineered by J. P. Morgan and his cohorts in an 1889 meeting.7

In 1902, despite the deceptive "language of liberation, rescue, and freedom," Americans were perplexed by the news that U.S. soldiers were "torturing Filipinos with water." Waterboarding is not new! For three years, U.S. troops battled to "free" the Filipinos from Emilio Aguinaldo, who hoped that America, a nation that previously rebelled against England's imperial power, would not colonize another freedom-loving people. While "freeing" this indigenous population, hundreds of thousands of Filipinos were slaughtered and about four thousand U.S. soldiers sacrificed their lives "for their country." In the first year of conflict, "news of atrocities by U.S. forces-the torching of villages, the killing of prisoners-began to appear in American newspapers. Although the U.S. military censored outgoing cables, stories crossed the Pacific through the mail, which wasn't censored."8

At about the same time, the banksters were recruiting others like Woodrow Wilson, a devout Presbyterian. National City Bank director, Cleveland H. Dodge, was a classmate of Wilson's at Princeton in 1879.9 Dodge and Moses Pyne, grandson of National City Bank founder, subsidized Wilson, with $5,000 a year, when he was president of Princeton (1902-1910), a position Dodge helped him obtain.10 In 1910, Wilson had the financial support of the Rockefellers, Jacob Schiff, and Bernard Baruch during his successful run for governor of New Jersey. Bernard Baruch had paid $65,000 for the love letters that Wilson wrote to Mary Peck, his mistress while he was at Princeton.11 Dodge and the other bankers recognized perfect "presidential material" when they saw it. Dodge would later direct Wilson's campaign.

Knox filled a vacant U.S. Senator seat in 1904 at the request of the banksters just in time for the Morgan-contrived financial panic of October 1907 which instigated a congressional inquiry led by Senator Nelson W. Aldrich who had made a fortune investing in railroads (Mellon), banking, sugar, and mines and rubber during King Leopold's reign of terror in the Belgian Congo (CFS, 1885 to 1908), an exploitive "corporate state" administered by an non government organization (NGO) where slave labor, mutilations and genocide were rampant. Leopold claimed to be promoting humanitarian policies and freedom from slavery.12 Sound familiar?

Strange, the U.S. didn't attempt to "free" the Congolese. Profit above people! Without a census, it's almost impossible to determine the population loss in the Congo during that period. "British diplomat Roger Casement's famous 1904 report estimated the death toll at 3 million for just twelve of the twenty plus year history of Leopold's regime. Investigative reporter and author Peter Forbath estimated at least 5 million deaths. Adam Hochschild, estimated 10 million. The Encyclopedia Britannica gives a total population decline of 8 million to 30 million."13 Whatever the numbers, it is heart-wrenching and it is still going on in other parts of Africa!

Aldrich's daughter married John D. Rockefeller's only son. Aldrich was "chosen" to head the National Monetary Commission which toured Europe to study European central banks. They especially liked the German Reichsbank system. Coincidentally, early in 1907, months before the panic, German citizen and Kuhn Loeb partner, Paul M. Warburg (he immigrated to the U.S. in 1902) published "A Plan for a Modified Central Bank" defining methods of preventing financial panics extolling central banks. This was promoted through the New York Times Annual Financial Review.14 Another Warburg pamphlet was "Defects and Needs of our Banking System." Ultimately, under President Wilson, the Federal Reserve was established, allegedly for "improved economic control."15

Knox resigned his senate seat to become Secretary of State (March 6, 1909 - March 5, 1913) to President William Howard Taft (March 4, 1909 - March 4, 1913). He compiled the list of acceptable people that Taft, another bankster puppet, used to appoint cabinet members and three Supreme Court Justices - all of whom favored big corporations. Knox was chairman of the Second Peace Conference at The Hague from June 15 to October 18, 1907.16 He also promoted the Rockefeller/Morgan-inspired concept of a League of Nations. The Elite skillfully use words like humanitarian, peace and democracy to further their despotic goals. Knox instituted the long-standing "Dollar Diplomacy" foreign policy agenda which promotes and protects "American commercial and industrial interests in foreign countries, especially in Latin America, but also in East Asia and even Europe."17

Major Smedley D. Butler was beginning to piece things together. His experiences gave him an advantage over the average citizen. He wondered - why should "American boys" sacrifice their lives or suffer permanent disabilities "to protect American business interests in the Caribbean" or anywhere else? The U.S. military, especially the Marines, were being used to topple governments and protect politically-connected private businesses in foreign countries. That principle task has fallen to the CIA. Butler was deeply distressed that the Marines "had been compelled" to participate in the Nicaragua coup of 1909. American citizens, manipulated by the corporate media, failed to recognize that Secretary of State Philander Knox (and his successors) and their congressional cohorts used and continue to use the military for the benefit of large corporations. Prior to his enlightenment, Butler viewed his position as dutifully executing military orders, as he had sworn to do.18

As Secretary of State, Knox brokered high-interest bank loans with countries in Central and South America - all guaranteed by the U.S. government, while providing a risk-free investment "opportunity" for Knox's bankster friends who would soon be collecting interest on Federal Reserve fiat money lent to the U.S. government for warfare.

Knox hastily, deceptively alleged, on February 3, 1913, that three-fourths of the states had ratified the 16th amendment - the unconstitutional amendment allowing a direct tax on wages and other income, a plank in the Communist Manifesto. It was never ratified.19 A steady stream of easy income flowed and continues to flow from the income tax confiscated from U.S. citizens by the bankster's exclusive agency - the IRS.20 Knox resigned a month later and returned to a very lucrative private practice. Apparently, he had spent sufficient energy and time in "government service."

Two-thirds of Woodrow Wilson's financial support came from only seven people - all Wall Street banksters. He was promoted as a "man of peace," mere campaign claims that are meaningless after the election. Wilson had already lied to Americans about his position and affiliation with the banking cabal.21 Upon an orchestrated three candidate "election," the banksters attached one of their trusted agents, Colonel Edward Mandell House, the British-educated son of another financier to Wilson. The banksters other objective, to be quickly facilitated by Colonel House, was the privately-owned central bank. The Schiffs, the Warburgs, the Kahns, the Rockefellers and the Morgans had complete trust in House's abilities. Interestingly, the banksters energetically opposed any and all legislation regarding the Federal Reserve to prevent the public from suspecting that they were actually behind the plot.22

J. P. Morgan and Kuhn, Loeb & Company organized the Jekyll Island Conference where the Federal Reserve Act was drafted. Conspirators, Senator Nelson Aldrich, and bankers Paul Warburg, Henry P. Davison, Benjamin Strong, Frank Vanderlip and Charles D. Norton, attended.23 Thereafter, they lobbied Congress to pass this heinous act which occurred on December 23, 1913. Six banks - Chase, National City, Guaranty Trust, J. P. Morgan, Hanover, and Manufacturers Trust purchased controlling stock in the Federal Reserve Bank in New York in 1914.24 These six banks were allegedly controlled by the House of Rothschild through their American agents, J.P. Morgan, and Kuhn, Loeb & Company.25

President Wilson (March 4, 1913 - March 4, 1921), obedient to the banksters, sent the military to Haiti, which controlled the strategic Windward Passage (a small body of water that separates Haiti from Cuba) to the Panama Canal. At the time Haiti was nearly insolvent. The U.S. positioned Senator Philippe Sudre Dartiguenave as the head of state, basically at the point of Marine-held bayonets. Haiti's new U.S.-drafted constitution excluded previous prohibitions against foreign ownership of land. Under the new constitution flush foreigners could purchase fertile lands and establish sugar cane, cacao, banana, cotton, tobacco, and sisal plantations.26

The Haitian legislature rejected this document and attempted to reclaim their government by impeaching Dartiguenave. The State Department rejected these "unfriendly" efforts and gave orders to dissolve the legislature through military force. Washington politicians replaced the Haitian military with a 3000-man police force to be trained by Butler who, as head of the Haitian Gendarmerie, assumed the powers of Minister of the Interior. He led an attack against Fort Riviere on November 18, 1915. This new U.S. installed Haitian government, composed of Marine officers, cost U.S. taxpayers about $1 million a year and answered to the U.S. Secretary of State rather than the Haitians.27 The U.S. occupied the country until 1934 and set a pattern of violence and corruption that exists to this day.28

Later, after more than thirty-three years in the Marine Corps, General Butler related: "I helped make Mexico, especially Tampico, safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefits of Wall Street. The record of racketeering is long. I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. In China I helped to see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested."29 When Butler was in Haiti, he attempted to convince the State Department that the Haitians were anti-American because Washington insisted on manipulating local elections. Butler said that the people wanted to choose their own presidents and hold honest elections.30 Liberty, life, honest elections, freedom from economic enslavement, and ethical representation is the right and dream of every soul - even in America!


  1. ^ Who Was Philander Knox? Is It Credible That He Would Commit Fraud?
  2. ^ See also: U.S. Steel, History
  3. ^ The Masonic President's Tour
  4. ^ Who Was Philander Knox? Is It Credible That He Would Commit Fraud?
  5. ^ William McKinley
  6. ^ Who Was Philander Knox? Is It Credible That He Would Commit Fraud?
  7. ^ Ibid
  8. ^ Paul Kramer, " The Water Cure, Debating torture and counterinsurgency - a century ago"
  9. ^ Antony C. Sutton, The Federal Reserve Conspiracy, pgs. 82-3
  10. ^ Eustace Mullins, The World Order A Study in the Hegemony of Parasitism: The History and Practices of the Parasitic Financial Elite
  11. ^ Pat Riott, The Greatest Story Never Told: Winston Churchill and the Crash of 1929, pg. 20
  12. ^ Genocide Studies Program, Belgian Congo
  13. ^ Mass Crimes Against Humanity And Genocides: The Congo Free State Genocide: Circa 1895 To 1912
  14. ^ Michael A. Whitehouse, "Paul Warburg's Crusade to Establish a Central Bank in the United States," Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, May 1989
  15. ^ Antony C. Sutton, op. cit., pgs. 76-79
  16. ^ "The Pennsylvania Arbitration and Peace Conference," The American Journal of International Law, Vol. 2, No. 3 (Jul., 1908), pp. 611-615
  17. ^ Who Was Philander Knox? Is It Credible That He Would Commit Fraud?
  18. ^ Jules Archer, The Plot to Seize the White House, Hawthorne Books, Inc., New York 1973, pg. 52-53
  19. ^ The Law That Never Was
  20. ^ Who Was Philander Knox? Is It Credible That He Would Commit Fraud?
  21. ^ Pat Riott, op. cit., pgs. 82-3
  22. ^ W. Cleon Skousen, The Naked Capitalist, pgs. 20-1
  23. ^ Antony C. Sutton, op. cit., pg. 75
  24. ^ Federal Reserve Directors: A Study of Corporate and Banking Influence
  25. ^ The World Order, The Rothschilds - 2 by Eustace Mullins
  26. ^ Greg Guma, "Occupational Hazards: The First U.S. Takeover of Haiti set the Stage for Later Interventions," March 10, 2004
  27. ^ Ibid
  28. ^ Haiti, Colin Powell's Crime in Progress
  29. ^ Smedley Butler on Interventionism; Excerpt from a speech delivered in 1933, by Major General Smedley Butler, USMC, Also available at
  30. ^ Jules Archer, op. cit., pg. 73

About the Author

Deanna Spingola has been a quilt designer and is the author of two books. She has traveled extensively teaching and lecturing on her unique methods. She has always been an avid reader of non-fiction works designed to educate rather than entertain. She is active in family history research and lectures on that topic. Currently she is the director of the local Family History Center. She has a great interest in politics and the direction of current government policies, particularly as they relate to the Constitution. Deanna's Web Site