Thursday, November 17, 2011

Bankers Manifesto of 1892

"We (the bankers) must proceed with caution and guard every move made, for the lower order of people are already showing signs of restless commotion. Prudence will therefore show a policy of apparently yielding to the popular will until our plans are so far consummated that we can declare our de- signs without fear of any organized resistance. 
    The Farmers Alliance and Knights of Labor organizations in the United States should be carefully watched by our trusted men, and we must take immediate steps to control these organizations in our interest or disrupt them. 
    At the coming Omaha convention to be held July 4th (1892), our men must attend and direct its movement, or else there will be set on foot such antagonism to our designs as may require force to overcome. This at the present time would be premature. We are not yet ready for such a crisis. Capital must protect itself in every possible manner through combination (conspiracy) and legislation. The courts must be called to our aid, debts must be collected, bonds and mortgages foreclosed as rapidly as possible. 
    When, through the process of law, the common people have lost their homes, they will be more tractable and easily governed through the influence of the strong arm of the government applied to a central power of imperial wealth under the control of the leading financiers. People without homes will not quarrel with their leaders. 
    History repeats itself in regular cycles. This truth is well known among our principal men who are engaged in forming an imperialism of the world. While they are doing this, the people must be kept in a state of political antagonism. The question of tariff reform must be urged through the organization known as the Democratic Party, and the question of protection with the reciprocity must be forced to view through the Republican Party. 
    By thus dividing voters, we can get them to expand their energies in fighting over questions of no importance to us, except as teachers to the common herd. Thus, by discrete action, we can secure all that has been so generously planned and successfully accomplished." 
    The above was printed from the Banker's Manifesto for private circulation among leaders bankers only, also found in the Civil Servants' Year Book. "The Organizer" of January, and the "New American" of February, 1934. It is also found in the book, LIGHTNING OVER THE TREASURY BUILDING by John R. Elsom (p. 67). It is believed Charles A. Lindbergh Sr. first exposed the information to the nation, with hopes to warn the citizens by making the bankers' plans known.     
    Around the time of the Civil War the bankers wanted the lawmakers to pass "The National Bank Act of 1863". The bankers opposed Lincoln's Greenbacks because the banks did not receive the money and/or interest for free. 
    Lincoln's "Greenbacks" caused a furor among the banking circles. An editorial written in the London Times spoke of the bankers' policy which read, "If this mischievous financial policy, which has its origin in North America, shall become indurated 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 his- 
tory of the world. The brains and the wealth of all countries will go to North America. That country (government) must be destroyed or it will destroy every monarchy on the globe." 
    The bankers then hurriedly met at a convention in Washington to find vulnerable Congressmen and Senators to support The National Banking Act of 1863. 

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