by Dr. Joseph Mercola
October 21, 2023
All wars can be traced back to the private central bankers. American
soldiers have fought and died in wars initiated for no other purpose
than to force private central banking on nations that didn't want
Central banks make money out of thin air by lending money at
interest, and in the process, they drain a nation of its wealth
The American Revolution was instigated by the King George III
Currency Act, which forced the North American colonists to conduct
business using Bank of England banknotes borrowed at interest
The agenda of the central bankers is a simple one: It's to rob
people of their wealth and enslave them to this predatory system
As long as private central banks are allowed to exist, there will be
poverty and endless wars. The path to world peace lies in the
abolishment of all private central banking everywhere, and a return
to state-issued, value-based currencies that allow nations and
people to become prosperous through their own labor and development
You never learned this in school,
but every war can be traced back
to these banks,
which are notorious for robbing people of their
Not only that, but they're also linked
to President John F.
If these banks are allowed to exist,
poverty and endless wars...
The video at bottom page features a 2013 documentary, "All Wars Are Bankers
Wars," written and narrated by Michael Rivero, 1 founder of
As explained by Rivero, all wars can be
traced back to the private
"The more you study this, the more you'll realize that ALL wars are
wars for the private central bankers," he says.
have fought and died in wars initiated for no other purpose than to
force private central banking on nations that didn't want them.
Usury - The Birth of Money From Money
The philosopher Aristotle (384-322 BC) once said:
"The most hated sort [of moneymaking], and with the greatest reason,
is usury, which makes a gain out of money itself, and not from the
natural use of it.
For money was intended to be used in exchange,
but not to increase at interest.
And this term 'usury,' which means the
birth of money from money, is
applied to the breeding of money, because the offspring resembles
Wherefore of all modes of making money this is the most
What Aristotle described is the business model of all central banks.
They make money out of thin air by lending money at interest, and in
the process, they drain a nation of its wealth...
The first bankers
war example illustrated in the film is that of the American
Revolution, fought between 1775 and 1783.
Thirteen of Great Britain's North American colonies revolted against
British rule and established the sovereign United States of America,
founded with the Declaration of Independence in 1776.
American Revolution Was Fought to Prevent Central Banking
However, as explained by Rivero, the American Revolution was
instigated by the King George III Currency Act, which forced the
North American colonists to conduct business using Bank of England
banknotes borrowed at interest:
"If you go back to the writings of Ben Franklin... [here's]
a direct quote:
'The refusal of
King George III to allow the colonies to operate an honest
money system, which freed the ordinary man from the clutches
of the money manipulators, was probably the prime cause of
That's Ben Franklin.
Our public schools don't teach that because
you're not supposed to know that the bankers were really behind the
After the revolution, the United States adopted a revolutionary
radically different economic system in which the government issued
its own value-based currency, so that private banks couldn't skim
the wealth of the people through interest bearing banknotes.
American Revolution was fought primarily to free the American people
from King George the third's Currency Act..." 2
When Corruption Fails, Threats Are Made
Unfortunately, it's easy to corrupt people, and the central bankers
know that better than most.
Just one year after
Rothschild uttered the now-infamous quote,
"Let me issue and control
the nation's money and I care not who makes the laws,"
bankers succeeded in setting up a private central bank, called The
First Bank of the United States.
This bank was founded in 1791, and within 20 years, it had gutted
the U.S. economy while enriching the bank owners.
As a result of its
obvious failures, Congress refused to renew the bank's charter. The
intention was to return to a state-issued, value-based currency, for
which Americans would not have to pay any interest.
Nathan Mayer Rothschild issued the following threat:
"Either the application for renewal of the charter is granted, or
the United States will find itself involved in a most disastrous
Despite that threat, Congress held firm and refused to renew the
Nathan Mayer Rothschild railed against the decision,
"Teach those impudent Americans a lesson! Bring them back to
And that's exactly what Great Britain did
- or tried to do.
Rothschild-controlled Bank of England financed Britain's War of
1812, the aim of which was to either,
recolonize the United States
and force Americans to use Bank of England banknotes
the nation into so much debt, they'd have no choice but to accept a
new private central bank.
"And the plan worked," Rivero says.
"Even though the United States
won the war of 1812, Congress was forced to grant a new charter for
yet another private bank, issuing the public currency as loans at
Once again, private bankers were in control of the nation's money
supply and cared not who made the laws or how many British or
American soldiers had to die for it.
And once again, the nation was
plunged into debt, unemployment and poverty by the predations of the
private central bank.
In 1832, Andrew Jackson successfully campaigned for his second term
as President under the slogan, 'Jackson and No Bank.' True to his
word, Jackson succeeded in blocking the renewal of the charter
for the Second Bank of the United States of America...
Shortly after the charter for the Second Bank of the United States
expired, there was an assassination attempt on Andrew Jackson.
failed when both pistols used by the assassin, Richard Lawrence,
failed to fire.
Later on, Lawrence explained the motive for the assassination by
saying that, with President Jackson dead, money would be more
So, it was an assassination motivated by the interests of
Debt Is an Enslavement System
The reason you never learned this in school is because the public
school system is subservient to the bankers, who want certain
history to remain hidden.
When the Confederacy seceded from the
United States, the bankers offered to fund Lincoln's efforts to
bring them back into the union - at 30% interest.
Lincoln replied that he would,
"not free the black man by enslaving
the white man to the bankers",
...and instead issued a new government
currency, the greenback...
The following quote from the
is a telling one: 3
"If this mischievous financial policy, which has its origin in North
America, shall become endurated down to a fixture, then that
government will furnish its own money without cost.
It will pay off 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. The brains and wealth
of all countries will go to North America.
That country must be
destroyed, or it will destroy every monarchy on the globe."
France and Britain considered invading the United States in support
of the Confederacy, but were held at bay by Russia, which came to
the aid of Lincoln's Union. 4
The Union won the war, but Lincoln was
assassinated in 1865.
The interest-free greenbacks were pulled from
circulation, and America was again forced into banknotes borrowed at
interest from private central bankers.
In 1913, the private central bankers of Europe met with their
American collaborators on Jekyll Island, Georgia, where they formed
a new American banking cartel.
"Owing to hostility
over the previous banks of the United States, the name of this
third bank was changed to the Federal Reserve, in order to grant
the new bank a quasi governmental image.
But in fact, it is a
privately owned bank. It's no more federal than Federal
So 1913 proved to be a transformative year for the nation's economy.
First with Congress' passage of the 16th income tax amendment, and
the false claim it had been ratified. Here's another direct quote
[from U.S. District Court Judge James C. Fox, in Sullivan v. United
'I think if you were to go back and try and find and review the
ratification for the 16th amendment, which was the Internal Revenue,
the income tax... you would find that a sufficient number of states
never ratified that amendment'."
Later that year (1913), President
Woodrow Wilson signed the Federal
Reserve Act, in exchange for campaign contributions - a decision he
In 1919, Wilson wrote:
"I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country, a
great industrial nation is now controlled by a system of credit.
are no longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government
by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the
opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men."
World War I and II Were Bankers Wars
According to Rivero, the real reason behind World War I - which
began as a squabble between Austria, Hungary and Serbia and only
later shifted to focus on Germany - was Germany's industrial
capacity, which posed an economic threat to Great Britain, the
currency of which was in decline due to its lack of focus on
After Germany's defeat, the private bankers seized control of
Germany's economy, which resulted in hyperinflation.
collapse of the Weimar Republic, the National Socialist party came
into power and issued a new state currency not borrowed from central
"It was based on a unit of value, not a unit of debt.
having to pay interest on the money in circulation, Germany
blossomed and quickly began to rebuild its industry. It was an
amazing transformation to see. The media called it the German
Time Magazine lionized Hitler for the amazing improvement of life
for the German people and the explosion of German industry. They
even named him Time Magazine's Man of the Year in 1938.
then, once again, Germany's prosperity and freedom from a
private Central Bank loaning the public currency at interest
became a threat to other nations and other powers...
Germany's state-issued value-based currency was also a direct threat
to the wealth and power of the private central banks around the
world, and as early as 1933, they started to organize a global
boycott against Germany to strangle this upstart ruler who thought
he could run his nation without a private central bank."
World War II was basically a repeat of World War I, in that quashing
Germany's economic and industrial power was the chief goal.
March 1946 note from Winston Churchill to Harry Truman, the reason
for World War II was made clear:
"The war wasn't only about abolishing fascism, but to conquer sales
markets. We could have if we had intended so prevented this war from
breaking out without doing one shot, but we didn't want to."
According to Rivero, Churchill also made the following statement in
his book series "The Second World War":
"Germany's unforgivable crime before World War II was its attempt to
loosen its economy out of the world trade system, and to build up an
independent exchange system from which the world finance couldn't
We butchered the wrong pig."
Our Military Are
'Muscle' for the Bankers
Rivero goes on to tell the story of how, in 1933, Wall Street
bankers recruited Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler to lead
a coup against the U.S. government, with the intent of installing a
a fascist dictatorship.
At the time, President Roosevelt's "New
Deal" threatened to redistribute wealth to the working middle class,
which they were intent on preventing.
The idea was to get rid of the U.S. government in its entirety, and
install a Secretary of General Affairs who would answer to Wall
Street alone, and not the people.
Butler pretended to go along with
the plot, and then exposed it to Congress before it could be carried
Roosevelt tried to have the plotters arrested, but was told that if
any of the central bankers were sent to prison, their remaining Wall
Street buddies would deliberately collapse the economy and blame
Roosevelt for it.
Butler, in his 1935 book "War Is a Racket" also
confessed the following:
"I spent 33 years and four months in active military service as a
member of our country's most agile military force, the Marine Corps.
I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major
General, and during that period, I spent more of my time being a
high class muscle man for big business, for Wall Street and for the
In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.
I was just part of a racket at the time. Now I'm sure of it. Like
all members of the military profession, I never had an original
thought until after I left the service.
My mental faculties remained
in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of the higher-ups.
This is typical with everyone in the military service.
helped make Mexico and 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 benefit of Wall Street. The record of racketeering is long.
I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of
Brown Brothers in 1909 through 1912.
I brought light to the
Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. In China in
1927, I helped see to it that the Standard Oil wound its way
During those years I had, as the boys in the back room would say, a
swell racket. I was rewarded with honors, medals and promotions.
Looking back on it, I feel I might have given Al Capone a few hints.
The best he could do was operate his racket in three city districts.
I operated on three continents."
The Why Behind the Kennedy Assassination
In 1963, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, who understood the
predatory nature of private central banking, signed executive order
11110, which ordered the U.S. Treasury to issue a new public
currency called the United States note.
These banknotes would not be
borrowed from the Federal Reserve (FED) but rather created by the U.S.
government and backed by silver.
This represented a return to the system of economics the United
States had been founded on.
"All told, some $4.5 billion went into
the public circulation, which eroded interest payments to the
Federal Reserve and loosened their control over the nation," Rivero
Five months later,
Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas,
and the United States notes were pulled from circulation and
destroyed. Rivero continues:
"Following Kennedy's assassination,
John J. McCloy, president of the Chase Manhattan Bank and
president of the World Bank, was named to the
Now, I don't care how
good a banker he is, he's not qualified to be investigating a
murder, which is what we were told the Warren Commission was all
We all know that the Warren Commission was there to cover up what
was going on.
And, obviously, we can safely presume that John J. McCloy's presence on the Warren Commission was to make sure the
American public never got even a hint of the financial dimensions
behind the assassination."
The Rise and Fall of Bretton Woods
In July 1944, at the end of World War II, once it became obvious
that the allied forces were winning and would be able to dictate the
post-war political environment, the world economic powers met at
Bretton Woods in New Hampshire to hammer out what became known as
Bretton Woods agreement for international finance, which was
ratified the following year.
Under this new agreement, the U.S. dollar replaced the British pound
as the global trade and reserve currency, and signatory nations were
obligated to tie their national currencies to the dollar.
explained by Rivero:
"The nations that ratified Bretton Woods did so on two conditions.
The first was that the Federal Reserve would refrain from
over-printing the dollar as a means to loot real products... from
other nations, in exchange for ink and paper.
It was basically an imperial tax imposed by the U.S. economic system
on the rest of the world.
That assurance of no over-printing was
supposedly backed up by the second requirement, which was that the
U.S. dollar would always be convertible back to gold by the U.S.
government at $35 an ounce.
Now, of course, the Federal Reserve, being a
private bank and not
answerable to the U.S. government did in fact start over-printing
paper dollars, which were sent to other nations around the world,
and under Bretton Woods, they had to send back products and produce
and raw materials at full value.
Much of the perceived American prosperity in the 1950s and
the result of these foreign nations having to send real raw
materials, goods, produce back to the United States in exchange for
the these little pieces of paper... because they were forced to
accept these paper notes as being worth $35 per ounce of gold.
Then, in 1970, France started looking at this huge pile of printed
paper notes sitting in their bank vaults, for which real French
product like wine and cheese had been traded, and it notified the
United States government that they would exercise their option under
Bretton Woods to return all those paper notes for gold at the agreed
upon $35 per ounce exchange rate.
The problem was, the United States had nowhere near the gold to
redeem all those paper notes.
So, on August 15, 1971,
temporarily - nudge, nudge, wink, wink - suspended gold
convertibility of the U.S. Federal Reserve notes.
effectively ended Bretton Woods and many global currencies started
to delink from the U.S. dollar."
Land Grabs and the Birth of the Petro Dollar
Nixon's suspension of Bretton Woods also created another problem.
"The United States had been collateralizing their loans
borrowed from other governments and foreign investors - with the
American nation's gold reserves, and with the awareness that there
wasn't enough gold to redeem all the Federal Reserve notes, lenders
to the U.S. were starting to wonder:
Did the U.S. government have
enough gold to cover... their outstanding debts?
Foreign nations began to get very nervous about the loans to the
United States and they were understandably reluctant to loan any
additional money without some form of collateral.
So what Richard Nixon did is he founded the environmental movement,
with the EPA and its various programs, like wilderness zones and
roadless areas, inherited rivers, wetlands, and all these other
programs, which all took vast areas of public lands and made them
off limits to the American people who are technically the owners of
all those lands.
But Nixon had no concern for the environment.
The real purpose of
this land grab under the guise of the environment was to pledge
those pristine lands and their vast mineral resources as collateral
on the outstanding national debt.
The multitude of all these different programs was simply to conceal
the scale of the land grabbing, the collateralization of the
American people's heritage...
Almost 25% of the entire nation is
now locked up by these EPA programs and pledged as collateral on
Now, with available lands for collateralization already in short
supply, the U.S. government embarked on a new program to shore up
sagging international demand for the dollar.
The United States
approached the world's oil producing nations, mostly in the Middle
East, and offered them a deal in exchange for only selling their oil
The United States would guarantee the military safety of those
oil-rich nations, and the oil rich nations would agree to spend and
invest their U.S. paper dollars inside the United States,
particularly in U.S. Treasury bonds, which would be redeemable
through future generations of US taxpayers.
The concept was labeled the petro dollar.
In effect, the United
States, no longer able to back the dollar with gold, was now backing
it with other people's oil, and that necessity to keep control over
those oil nations to prop up the dollar has dominated America's
foreign policy in the region ever since."
Wars and Murders to Prop Up the Petro Dollar
Over time, America's focus on finance over manufacturing led to a
situation in which oil-producing countries were flush with U.S.
cash, but the U.S. wasn't manufacturing or selling anything that
these nations wanted to buy.
Europe made better cars and aircraft,
and didn't allow
genetically engineered foods.
In 2000, Iraq demanded the right to sell their oil for Euros, and in
the United Nations agreed they could do so under the oil for
A year later, the
United States re-invaded Iraq,
Saddam Hussein was publicly lynched and Iraq's oil could once again
only be sold for U.S. dollars.
A similar scenario
took place in Libya.
In 2000, Muammar Gadhafi
proposed the adoption of a new gold-backed currency, the gold dinar.
He then announced that Libya's oil would only be sold for gold
As noted by Rivero:
"This move had the potential to seriously undermine the global
hegemony of the dollar.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy reportedly
went so far as to call Libya a threat to the financial security of
the world. So, the United States invaded Libya under the the guise
of supporting a popular rebellion.
They brutally murdered Gadhafi
- apparently because the object
lesson of Saddam's lynching had not been enough of a message - imposed a private central bank and returned Libya's oil output to
According to General Wesley Clark, the master
plan for the dollarization of the world's oil nations included
What is notable about those original seven nations targeted by the
U.S. is that none of them are members of the Bank of International
This is the
private central bankers private central
bank located in Switzerland.
That meant that those seven targeted nations were deciding for
themselves how to run their nation's economies, rather than
submitting to the international private central bankers.
Now... the bankers gunsights are
on Iran, which dares to have a
government central bank and sell their oil for whatever currency
The war agenda for Iran is... to force Iran's oil to
be sold only for dollars, and to force them to accept a privately
owned central bank.
You have been raised by a public school system and a media that
constantly assures you that the reasons for all these wars and
assassinations are many and varied.
'We're bringing democracy to the
We hear that a lot, when actually the U.S. hasn't.
The usual result of a U.S. overthrow is the imposition of a
pro-business, pro-Wall Street, pro-U.S.-dictatorship."
The Real Agenda of the Bankers
In closing, the real agenda of the central bankers is a simple one.
It's to rob people of their wealth and enslave them to this
predatory system by creating a false sense of obligation.
"That obligation is false because the private central banking
system, by design, creates more debt than money with which to pay
the debt," Rivero explains.
"There is no way out, the way it's set
up. It's impossible to escape as long as you're playing by their
And you need to understand, private central banking is not
It is a religion...!
It's a set of arbitrary rules created to benefit the priesthood,
meaning the bankers, and is supported only because people believe
this is the way it's supposed to be.
The fraud persists with often
lethal results only because the people are brainwashed into
believing that this is the way life is supposed to be and no
alternative exists or should even be dreamt of."
The Path to Freedom
- Abolish Central Banks
The reality is, we do not "need" central banks. Not in the
A country, or even individual states, can create their
own currency and run their own banks, either without usury, or with
very low interest rates.
That's the path to freedom, and all that is
required is the decision to do so, and the guts to carry it though...
Ideally, captured nations around the world
would break free all at
once, as this would best guarantee everyone's safety.
As noted by Rivero:
"Private central banks do not exist to serve the people, the
community or the nation.
Private central banks exist to serve their
owners to make them rich beyond the dreams of Midas, and all for the
cost of ink, paper, the right bribe to the right official and the
Behind all these wars and all these assassinations... lies a single
policy of financial dictatorship.
The private central bankers only
allow rulers to rule on the promise that the people of a nation be
enslaved to the private central banks.
Rulers who do not go along with that will be killed and their nation
invaded by those other nations still enslaved to the private central
The bankers themselves don't fight these wars.
are not in these wars.
This so-called 'clash of civilizations'
you are being told about by the corporate media is really,
a war between
banking systems, with the private central bankers forcing
themselves on to the rest of the world, no matter how many
millions must die for it...
Now we're going into the third [world war] in the nuclear, bioweapon
That is very dangerous.
We have to ask ourselves:
private central bankers willing to risk incinerating the whole
planet to feed their greed...?
So, you, as parents, as siblings, as spouses, need to ask yourself,
'Do you really
want to see your loved ones in uniform killed and crippled,
all for a bank balance sheet?'...
As long as private central banks are allowed to exist... there will
be poverty, hopelessness, millions of deaths in endless world wars...
The path to true world peace lies in
the abolishment of all
private central banking everywhere, and to return to state-issued,
value-based currencies that allow nations and people to become
prosperous through their own labor and development and efforts."