The One Bank, Revisited - Jeff Nielson
Approximately two years ago; a commentary was published entitled “The One Bank”. The empirical foundation for the article (and the paradigm) was an extensive computer model, produced by a trio of academics at a university in Switzerland, and originally reviewed in an article from Forbes.
The gist of the computer modeling was that a single “super-entity”, by itself, controlled roughly 40% of the global economy. The term “super-entity” is simply a synonym for monopoly. The research further stipulated that ¾ of the 140+ (gigantic) corporate fronts which comprised this mega-monopoly were financial intermediaries (i.e. banks), hence the title, The One Bank.
The research names “names”. Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Barclays, Credit Suisse, UBS, Merrill Lynch, Bear Stearns, and Lehman Brothers are among the Big Banks listed as being tentacles of this enormous, financial crime syndicate. Note that the latter names on that list are deceased, (supposed) “casualties” of the Crash of ’08. But with all of these financial tentacles part of a single whole; this proves that the bail-outs which came after that event, and even the crash itself were pure fraud.
All of these financial losses were internal: one tentacle of the crime syndicate (supposedly) “losing money” to another tentacle of the same entity, meaning they were just phony, paper-losses which never really existed. The tentacle on the receiving end of the “losses” was enriched by that amount, meanwhile the tentacle on the losing end was indemnified via (fraudulent) taxpayer-funded “bail-outs”. Heads I win; tails you lose.
The rationale behind these fraudulent bail-outs is that they were to “protect the financial system from collapse.” However, with “the financial system” being little more than the One Bank, itself, and all of its supposed losses being internal; there was never any threat to the system. There was no financial rationale for even one cent of the fraudulent $trillions in “bail-outs” (while these same, corrupt governments radically cut funding for programs which helped/served the People).
With there being no real “losses”, and absolutely no “threat”; there was never any need or justification for the sudden, abrupt, and coordinated suspension of all credit, from these same Big Bank tentacles. It is well-documented that it was the sudden, coordinated (and total) suspension of all credit – to a global economy ‘addicted’ to such credit – which was the trigger for that painful, global contraction. All fraud. All conspiracy.
Equally, there was/is never the slightest financial justification for dubbing these Big Banks “too big to fail”. Not only is such nonsense entirely antithetical to our (supposed) “capitalist” system, it is simply more fraud: a pledge by our ultra-corrupt governments to permanently indemnify all of the tentacles of this crime syndicate against “losses” which don’t even exist.
In addition to that empirical foundation; we have the blatant/obvious evidence of the same Big Banks being caught committing the same mega-crimes (again and again) – and clearly acting in tandem rather than in competition with each other. Indeed, perpetrating conspiracies like manipulating the LIBOR rate and manipulating international currencies require that these Big Banks act in collusion.
Beyond that; previous commentaries have laid out the evidentiary foundation for a “Master Program” (computerized trading algorithm), by which this financial crime syndicate can (and does) literally manipulate all of the world’s markets. Further empirical evidence lies in the markets, themselves. The yo-yo like manner in which these markets move up and down, in synchronicity, day after day, month after month is impossible for any legitimate/functional market, let alone all markets, simultaneously.
When you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the answer. So said Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and it is a tautology which would serve readers well. Markets diverge; it’s what they do. Therefore when, suddenly, all these markets begin to behave like herds of sheep rather than herds of cats; it can only be because some Invisible Hand is exerting direct (and absolute) control over those markets.
This “impossible” (inexplicable?) market behavior began at precisely the same time that so called “HFT trading” (i.e. trading via computer algorithms) literally took over our markets. Then we have the evidence of crime itself: evidence presented that half of all trades at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange are illegal and manipulative: 100 phony/illegal (computerized) trades per second, every hour of every day in which that crime exchange operates.
Manipulation on such a gigantic scale requires the financial clout of an entity much larger than any single, Big Bank. Further evidence has emerged of numerous ways/means by which these trading algorithms can and do manipulate our markets, along with empirical evidence that this computerized manipulation is coordinated – i.e. perpetrated by a single Invisible Hand, the hand of the One Bank.
Critics may argue that some of the rhetoric of the original article was inappropriate, and/or extreme, such as the paraphrasing of a famous verse from Tolkein’s immortal Lord of the Rings:
One Bank to rule them all,
One Bank to find them,
One Bank to bring them all,
And in the darkness bind them.
Let’s examine that rhetorical assertion, line by line.
One Bank to rule them all... Our so-called “central banks” exist solely to cater to the interests of the Big Banks (i.e. the One Bank), as reflected by their actions, and the results of those actions. This alone strongly implies that these central banks are merely more tentacle of the One Bank.
Additional evidence of this comes via the superb documentary, The Money Masters, which chronicled how several, prominent U.S. politicians were “whacked” by this crime syndicate (Mafia-style), in the early days of the Federal Reserve, when its continued existence was very much in doubt. Clearly, the One Bank was “protecting” its own property: the U.S. printing press.
“Give me control over a nation’s money supply, and I care not who makes the laws.” So said Mayer Amschel Rothschild, more than two hundred years. As noted in the original commentary (and further documented in The Money Masters); he is the most likely suspect as the original patriarch of the One Bank.
What must be further understood is that these central banks have been created above the law, meaning above our governments. These private (or, at best, quasi-public) entities dictate to our governments, not the other way around. We are “ruled”, in very literal terms, by these central banks, with the central banks themselves under the control of the puppet-master, the One Bank.
One Bank to find them… Our fascist governments no longer even attempt to hide the fact that we now live in the “Big Brother” society prophesied by Orwell. Via the computer chips which nearly all of us carry in our cellphones and/or credit cards; virtually any (or all) of us can be “found”, every minute of every day.
One Bank to bring them all… Among the many, despicable consequences of the endless (and imaginary) “War on Terror” is the shredding of constitutional (and human) rights, across practically the entire, corrupt Western bloc. All that needs to happen is for some public official to utter the magic word, “terrorist”, and any one of us can be “brought” (and held indefinitely, without evidence, without charges) within one of the (secret) gulags.
And in the darkness bind them. Back when our governments actually resembled “democracies”, when they adhered to the Rule of Law, and respected our constitutions; they operated in a relatively transparent manner. Now there is only “darkness”, all in the interests of (supposed) “national security” – i.e. the security of our corrupt governments, rather than the security of the People.
As for “binding” us; here the One Bank is unusually direct (and literal) in its modus operandi. How does the One Bank “bind” us? Via its bonds of debt. All of our governments are buried under mountains of debt, far past the point of insolvency. The vast majority of these mountains of debt are owed to (you guessed it) the Big Banks, meaning the One Bank.
Note that these bonds of debt are also (along with the central banks) how the One Bank “rules” us all. Holding all these corrupt, puppet governments in massive, choke-holds of debt; the One Bank now essentially dictates public policy, primarily via its central bank mouthpieces.
All of our so-called leaders have steadfastly and unequivocally vowed that paying the interest on the One Bank’s bonds of debt supercedes all other priorities. To demonstrate their servitude toward this financial crime syndicate; our governments have already engaged in the scorched-earth destruction of social programs built up over generations.
However, they were just getting started. Now these traitorous governments have started tearing-up pension and health-care obligations, which the People worked for decades to earn, and sometimes paid into themselves. But the bonds of debt (and the interest on them) continue to grow larger.
With our public treasuries already (fraudulently) depleted by the Crash of ’08, and all remaining financial resources dedicated to paying interest on these bonds; the banksters are still hungry. So, when this crime syndicate manufactures its next, staged “crash” (almost certainly late this year, or early next year), and its next mountain of imaginary “losses”; it will simply start stealing funds directly out of our accounts.
Known by the despicable (and utterly meaningless) euphemism “bail-in”, this is nothing but the lawless confiscation of private assets, to “cover” financial losses which (as previously explained) don’t even exist. And all this additional corruption has already been rubber-stamped by the West’s traitor governments.
According to one of the fundamental pillars of our entire system of justice; monopolies are illegal, even monopolizing one, tiny sector of our economy, even in only one nation. Indeed, even “oligopolies” – monopolizing a sector via the collusion of a group of large companies – are illegal. Yet our corrupt, servile governments have sunk so low (and failed to adhere to their/our laws) that we now have a single monopoly with a choke-hold on not just one sector of our economies (the financial sector), but 40% of all sectors, nearly half of the global economy.
Big Oil? Big Pharma? The Corporate media? The “defense industry” (i.e. the arms industry)? Big Agriculture? All of these overtly predatory and/or corrupt oligopolies would fit inside this massive empire of crime – with plenty of room to spare.
The One Bank is not simply one (financial) monopoly. It is a crime syndicate composed of a plethora of monopolies, cobbled together, and consolidated by the Old World Order (the real “world order”), over a period of centuries. It is entirely illegal, and entirely rapacious.