The kingdom of God is within you.- Jesus of Nazareth
In previous centuries, popular thinkers variously described the universe as a crumbling creation, corrupted by sin and losing its paradise-like quality. What is suspected is that these thinkers had confused earth and its fall from grace with the wider cosmic reality. Such is the myopic view that humans have of the universe assuming that what happens here on earth must somehow be the result of what is happening in the larger cosmos.
This narrow cosmic view is about to be broadened. If the global authorities had not so arrogantly made decisions on behalf of all human life on this forlorn planet in 1947, perhaps things may not be as gloomy as they now appear. The big question now for our present age of partially enlightened souls is whether we will seize the opportunity to break the pattern if provided with such an opportunity.
Will we now have the wisdom to effect a new way for this and future generations of our childrens children and their childrens children? For if we are ever to achieve our dream of peace, we must surely change our ways by breaking the pattern.
With the combination of our technologies and a new global system that embraces the Jesusonian mindset of love and brotherhood, we as a people must surely be on track to achieve that dream. But first, we must come to the very edge of the high precipice that threatens our very existence then, with the wisdom of the serpent and the harmlessness of a dove, we must make the consciousness shift to the higher spiritual realms of living.
Now that the reader has the history of this penultimate century securely fastened into their individual consciousness, together with the ensuing wisdom resulting from spiritual renaissance, the defining moment awaits us all. Let us just for once in our checkered history dare to seek the higher path to civilized living.
As our odyssey is concluded and this work comes to a close, let us reflect once again on the defining moments the punctuated points of the past tumultuous century the twentieth century of planet earth.
1913 -The enactment of the Federal Reserve Act in the United State of America. This provided the moneychangers with absolute fiscal control over what was to become the most powerful nation in history. From this date onwards we discovered the continuing manipulation of the American dream. This dream of multicultural freedom and liberty would decay into a racial and social nightmare. Culminating in the most dysfunctional society on the face of the globe, ravaged by addiction, dependency, indoctrination, mistrust, animosity, and economic slavery. The social, economic, and military model which promised so much in the beginning of this century has failed miserably. The establishment of a Central Banking System using Fractional Reserve Banking policy would spread to almost every nation in the free world.
1919 -The Bolshevik Revolution and the implementation of Leninist-style Marxist Communism provided the moneychangers with the perfect foil to modern capitalism and a sure method of effecting divide and rule techniques. With communism firmly entrenched in Europe through the Bolsheviks, the spread of social democracy became a vital priority in Western democracies. This spread of the benign virus would move on apace until finally every nation was infected.
1929 -The stock market crash of the century would usher in a vital piece of the moneychangers' plan for totalitarian domination over global finances. This piece of brutal manipulation would serve as a timely reminder for generations of political leaders worldwide to pay attention to the whims of the moneychangers any departure from the master plan would be punished immediately by assassination or economic emasculation.
1945 -The Manhattan Project and the emergence of atheistic science with the dropping of atomic weapons on Japan continued the breach of public trust by leadership over the citizens of earth. This example of arrogant disregard for citizens set in stone the mindset that people are born exclusively for the benefit of the state. The gradual usurpation of national constitutions and citizens' rights flowed directly from this major act of treasonous atheistic science. Other equally dangerous experiments, such as the Philadelphia Experiment involving the U.S.S. Eldridge in 1943, paled next to the shadow cast by the terror of atomic weaponry and power generation worldwide.
1947 -The Roswell crash, involving a UFO of extraterrestrial origin, marked the irrevocable breach of trust whereby the state finally abrogated all responsibility to its citizens. The ensuing cover-up and trail of lies and deceit will remain a blight on civilization forever, not to mention the nearly missed opportunity for all humans to benefit from a higher intelligence and resulting possibility for peace on earth. The benefits from back-engineering the retrieved artifacts from the crashed craft, although beneficial, could have been more productive if all citizens had been given the facts. This Cosmic Watergate would go down as one of the greatest breaches of trust in history. Such was the blatant arrogance of the perpetrators that they simply failed to recognize their acts as treasonous.
1951 -The incorporation of the Internal Revenue System (IRS), taking over from the Federal Treasury all taxation collection in the United States. Being incorporated in a territory of the United States Puerto Rico would hint at the illegality of previous and subsequent taxation regimes. This systematic usurpation of taxation powers by federal government would be repeated globally to insure that mounting debt interest would be paid in a timely manner to the moneychangers.
1963 -The assassination of President John F. Kennedy (and his brother Robert in 1967) marked the point of no return for the rapacious moneychangers and the endemic treachery of the secret government of the United States and other global nations. This act of treachery would prove to be an effective deterrent, warning all world leaders not to stray from the rigid path as set forth by the moneychangers represented by the Federal Reserve System.
1969 -The first human beings to set foot on the moon. The space race was a facade to camouflage the real issues involving a race for dominance by the Industrial Military Complex over the perceived "alien threat" that the militarists had invented out of paranoia and unwise ideology. Manned space flights to distant planets is simply a contradiction in terms to any rational thinkers. We must first master our own way of living and ourselves before we venture out into the cosmos.
1971 -The Group of Seven Nations' decision to abandon the gold and silver standard world-wide. This would free up the cadre of moneychanger-controlled central banks to launch a full-scale attack on the global financial system using Fractional Reserve Lending practices. Inflation, through the dramatic rise in world debt, set the scene for the whirlwind that lies in store for the world at large. This dramatic rise in debt to Central Banks and the moneychangers ensured that the master plan would culminate soon after the year 2000, as had been planned three centuries earlier by the Rothschild-inspired Adam Weishaupt.
1974 -With the end of the Vietnam War came an oil crisis as a result of the South Vietnamese vast off-shore oil reserves falling out of western control, represented primarily by the United States. With the oil reserves firmly in Russian hands, OPEC acted swiftly and decisively to effect this capital transfer, which was completed in just under twelve months. The Oil Crisis instigated by OPEC, on behalf of the Arab oil-producing cartel of the Middle East, saw oil price rises of astronomical proportions, which effectively transferred one-third of the Western worlds capital to Arab hands and the international bankers the moneychangers. This act of greed and malice gave rise to almost two decades of rampant inflation, as production costs increased. As a result of the ongoing oil price rises impacting on global economies, we witnessed crippling global inflation. All the while, the moneychangers were exchanging paper money, using Fractional Reserve Lending, for gold reserves and their exclusive benefit.
1981 -The inauguration of President Ronald Reagan and the ensuing borrow and spend policy of his and George Bush's twelve years escalated the U.S. national debt beyond imagination. The Reagan and Bush years of trickle down economics were the final phase of fiscal irresponsibility, which played right into the hands of the international bankers the moneychangers. The deliberate bankrupting of the United States was the joint effort of both liberal and conservative Congress, together with the short-sighted expedient policies to win the Cold War at any cost. Compromise and treachery became the order of the day, as the political agenda of unwise men and women was prosecuted relentlessly. During this period of fiscal suicide, the sacred trust that each generation owes to the next was breached and totally abandoned. All sense of virtue that remained in the political mindset was thrust into the background by ensuing generations of officialdom. The whole decade of the 1980s would break out and expose a level of crass materialism never before seen in our long history. This spending spree was further aggravated by the ever-present debilitating effect of rampant inflation.
1989 -The destruction of the Berlin Wall brought to a close the tyranny of the Eastern Bloc communist regimes. Once again in our long history, we witness a complete failure of this social disease regurgitated by Karl Marx, then executed by Lenin, Stalin, Mao, and all of the other criminally insane minds who aspired to this false ideology. We must not forget that lurking in the shadows of so-called Western societies and their democracies was the global virus of modern socialism, dressed up and camouflaged in many instances as social democracy. New phrases such as social justice and politically correct ushered in the final social disruption of the last decade of the twentieth century.
1991 -The Gulf War, under the auspices of the United Nations, would serve the moneychangers well in executing their culminating plan during the last decade of the twentieth century. The Desert Storm operation overseen by the U.S. military, in concert with the United Nations, would be a precursor for the ushering in of the New World Order. Fought over the resource of oil, this short but technologically potent war demonstrated once and for all the dire possibilities for global annihilation using computer- and satellite-guided smart missiles, with the threat of biological weapons and their suicidal consequences being averted. This demonstration of absolute power, by the only remaining super power on earth, was designed to act as a timely reminder of the technological advances that had been wrought on our civilization by the Industrial Military Complex. This complex, of course, is made up of a conglomeration of transnational corporations, all under the direct or indirect control of the moneychangers, the elitist international bankers.
There will be wars and rumors of wars
These defining moments are worth remembering when the remnants of humanity are struggling to design the new civilization of the twenty-first century. Putting the possibility of divine intervention to one side, there will be presented to our world a golden opportunity to put into place a new global system that ushers in the brotherhood of man and the Fatherhood of God the life and teachings of Jesus.
Before this new millennium of Jesusonian living can be experienced, there will be a most horrendous and bloodthirsty upheaval the likes of which we have yet to experience. It will make all previous regional and world wars seem tame by comparison. We will witness in stark reality the savage and barbarous nature of the reptile side of the hominid brain. The neo-cortex civilizing protective membrane of the modern brain is not yet sufficiently developed to confine the savage reptile behavior of retrogressed humanity. This Luciferian mindset, fueled by greed and power-lust, whereby the strong will seek to oppress the weak in global slavery, will expose once and for all the idiocy of aspiring to the worship of materialism in place of God.
These events have been foretold, conjectured upon and written about for many millennia. We are about to witness the culmination of these prophecies and long-held views. The big question for humankind is to envisage the new order of things, once the fetters of sadistic control of the moneychangers have been unleashed. What will be the shape and order of the new millennium based on the virtues of the Jesusonian example? The other question to be pondered by scholarly students of religious text is, at what point in this terrible social eruption and chaos will God intervene? Almost every religious doctrine has within it a prophecy of a coming Messiah who will usher in a millennium of peace. This dream of generation after generation of mortals has been looked for since the beginning of history. Many believe that the Jesusonian mindset, once ushered in, will provide a global consciousness of freewill expression, which will enable the coming of such a Messianic figure.
But first, our present societies and civilization as they have evolved in this modern era of technology and self-gratification must experience the terrifying truth of our real natures, before we as mortals of this planet can be welcomed back into the cosmic family of planets. We must become civilized. That means we must conquer and control our savage and barbarous evolved brains. This can only occur through the gaining of our complete attention, then a reconnection through the freewill action of wishing to align our temporal minds with that of the indwelling spirit entering into the Kingdom of God.
Let us remember that this spiritual reconnection has absolutely nothing to do with what color, race or creed we may find ourselves part of. Neither our religious dogmas nor our cultural heritage has anything to do with the gaining of the keys to the kingdom. The key to the door is and has always been available to every mortal equally, no matter what gender or religion. The puerile notion of the necessity to belong to one church or another, to one religious cult or another, is inconsistent with universe reality and certainly totally inconsistent with the Life and Teachings of Jesus, even as they are recorded in the four gospels of the New Testament.
This next epoch in our mortal history has to do with planetary salvation, through each individual being confronted with the great decision of the ages Jesusonian or Luciferian.
It would be wise for every reader to understand exactly what this means. The present Luciferian-inspired Global Financial System, controlled and manipulated by the international bankers-the elite moneychangers, will require each member of society to carry the mark of the beast. Those who decide to conform to the coming world order, which requires the mark of the beast will not represent the remnant who will inherit a new earth and be reborn in the spirit. Those who refuse to accept the mark of the beast through their faith and trust in God the Father, and valiantly fight this coming Luciferian New World Order, will be counted as being worthy of entrance into the kingdom.
Let us once again reiterate that to gain entrance into the kingdom of heaven and the cosmic family of planets, it will be necessary to recognize and cooperate with the indwelling spirit in your minds. There are no secret or complicated methods or meanings to gain entrance into the kingdom. This entrance into the kingdom must be obtained through conscious freewill expression. This discovery of the indwelling presence of God the spirit in your mind must be aligned with your mortal mind through wholehearted and sincere cooperation in the living of His will. This is what Jesus taught. He never spoke of chosen people, but rather was quoted as saying on many occasions, The father is no respecter of persons and The kingdom of God is within you. It is literally true that the creator of the vast cosmos of universes treats each one of his mortal children the same with the justice and mercy of the loving and devoted parent.
We set out in this book to demonstrate the folly of knowledge without wisdom. We have journeyed through this century in an odyssey of discovering the history of the crucial defining moments and punctuated points which have shaped our destiny. We have discovered the malice in the mortal mind, and we must now prepare to go forth with the wisdom of the serpent and the harmlessness of the dove. For if we continue to live aspiring to knowledge without wisdom, we will continue to produce idiots, lawyers, and politicians who are easily deceived and manipulated by the moneychangers.
All the world is now awaiting the one who will arise proclaiming, The kingdom of God is at hand.
Here is a collage of quotes by those who participated and those who came after the enactment in 1913 of the Federal Reserve Act, which spawned the Federal Reserve System, or "the Fed" as it is popularly known today.
I was as secretive-indeed, as furtive as any conspirator.
knew simply must not happen, or else all our time and effort would be wasted. If it were
to be exposed that our particular group had got together and written a banking bill, that
bill would have no chance whatever of passage by Congress.
- Frank Vanderlip
The Aldrich Plan is the Wall Street Plan. It means another panic, if necessary,
to intimidate the people. Aldrich, paid by the government to represent the people,
proposes a plan for the trusts instead.
- Representative Charles A. Lindburgh (Republican-Minnesota)
Baruch brought Wilson to the Democratic Party Headquarters in New York in 1912,
leading him like one would a poodle on a string. Wilson received an
indoctrination course, from the leaders convened there....
The Aldrich Bill was condemned in the platform... when Woodrow Wilson was
nominated.... The men who ruled Democratic Party promised the people that if they were
returned to power there would be no Central Bank established here while they held the
reins of government. Thirteen months later that promise was broken, and the Wilson
administration, under the tutelage of those sinister Wall Street figures who stood behind
Colonel House, established here in our free country the worm-eaten monarchical institution
of the kings bank to control us from the top downward, and to shackle us from
the cradle to the grave.
- Representative Louis McFadden (Democrat-Pennsylvania)
Brushing aside the internal differences affecting the Shells, we find
the kernals of the two systems very closely resembling and related to one
Although the Aldrich Federal Reserve Plan was defeated when it bore the name
Aldrich, neverless its essential points were all contained in the plan that finally was
The bill grants just what Wall Street and the big banks for twenty-five years
have been striving for private instead of public control of currency. The Glass
Owen Bill does this as completely as the Aldrich Bill. Both measures rob the government
and the people of all effective control over the publics money, and vest in the banks
exclusively the dangerous power to make money among the people scarce or plenty.
-Alfred Croier, Ohio attorney
This Act establishes the most gigantic trust on earth. When the president signs
this bill, the invisible government by the Monetary Power will be legalized. The people
may not know it immediately, but the day of reckoning is only a few years removed... The
worst legislative crime of the ages is perpetrated by this banking bill.
-Representative Charles Lindburgh (Republican-Minnesota)
To cause high prices, all the Federal Reserve Board will do will be to lower the
rediscount rate..., producing and expansion of credit and a rising stock market. Then
when... business men are adjusted to these conditions, it can check prosperity in
mid-career by arbitrarily raising the rate of interest. It can cause the pendulum of a
rising and falling market to swing gently back and forth by slight changes in the discount
rate, or cause violent fluctuations by a greater rate variation, and in either case it
will possess inside information as to financial conditions and advance knowledge of the
coming change, either up or down. This is the strangest, most dangerous advantage ever
placed in the hands of a special privilege class by any government that ever existed. The
system is private, conducted for the sole purpose of obtaining the greatest possible
profits from the use of other peoples money. They know in advance when to create
panics to their advantage. They also know when to stop panic. Inflation and deflation work
equally well for them when they control finance
-Representative Charles Lindbergh (Republican-Minnesota)
A super-state controlled by international bankers and international
industrialists acting together to enslave the world for their own pleasure.
-Representative Louis McFadden (Democrat-Pennsylvania)
In the United States today we have in effect two governments.... We have the duly
constituted government.... Then we have an independent, uncontrolled and uncoordinated
government in the Federal Reserve System, operating the money powers which are reserved to
Congress by the Constitution.
-Representative Wright Patman (Democrat-Texas)
If our nation can issue a dollar bond, it can issue a dollar bill. The element
that makes the bond good, makes the bill good also. The difference between the bond and
the bill is the bond lets money brothers collect twice the amount of the bond and an
additional 20%, where as the currency pays nobody but those who contribute directly in
some useful way. It is absurd to say that our country can issue $30 million in bonds and
not $30 million in currency. Both are promises to pay, but one promise fattens the usurers
and the other helps the people.
We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled
governments in the civilized world no longer a government of free opinion, no longer
a government by... a vote of majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of a
small group of dominant men. some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of
commerce and manufacture are afraid of something. They know that there is a power
somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive,
that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of
If one understands that socialism is not a share-the-wealth program, but is in
reality a method to consolidate and control the wealth, then the seeming paragon of
paper-rich men promoting socialism becomes no paragon at all. Instead, it becomes logical,
even the perfect tool of power-sucking megalomaniacs Communism, or more accurately,
socialism, is not a movement of the downtrodden masses, but of the economic elite.
- Gary Allen, author
Power from any source tends to create an appetite for additional power.
was almost inevitable that the super rich would one day aspire to control not only their
own wealth, but the wealth of the whole world. To achieve this, they were perfectly
willing to feed the ambitions of the power-hungry political conspirators who were
committed to the overthrow of all existing governments and the establishments of a central
The state does not function as we desired. The car does not obey. A man is at the
wheel and seems to lead it, but the car does not drive in the desired direction. It moves
as another force wishes.
The course of Russian history has, indeed been greatly affected by the operations
of international bankers... The Soviet Government has been given United States Treasury
funds by the Federal Reserve Board... Acting through Chase Bank. England has drawn money
from us through the Federal Reserve banks and has re-lent it at high rates of interest to
the Soviet Government
. The Snieperstory Dam was built with funds unlawfully taken
from the United States Treasury by the corrupt and dishonest Federal Reserve Board and the
Federal Reserve Banks.
-Representative Louis T. McFadden (Democrat-Pennsylvania)
These international bankers and Rockefeller-Standard Oil interests control the
majority of newspapers and the columns of these papers to club into submission or drive
out of public office officials who refuse to do the bidding of the powerful corrupt clique
which compose the invisible government.
The warning of Theodore Roosevelt has much timeliness today for the real menace
of our republic is this invisible government which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy
length over city, state, and nation... It seizes in its long and powerful tentacles our
executive officers, our legislative bodies, our schools, our courts, our newspapers, and
every agency created for the public protection... To depart from mere generalizations, let
me say that the head of this octopus are the Rockefellers-Standard Oil interests and a
small group of powerful banking houses generally referred to as the International bankers.
The little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually run the United States
government for their own selfish purposes. They practically control both parties, write
political platforms, make cats paws of party leaders, use the leading men of private
organizations, and resort to every device to place in nomination for high public office
only such candidates as will be amenable to the dictates of corrupt big business... These
international bankers and Rockefellers Standard Oil interests control the majority of
newspapers and magazines in this country.
-John Hylan, mayor of New York, New York Times, March 26, 1922
It was not accidental. It was a carefully contrived occurrence.
international bankers sought to bring about a condition of despair here so that they might
emerge as rulers of us all.
-Representative Louis T. McFadden (Democrat-Pennsylvania)
I think it can hardly be disputed that the statesmen and financiers of Europe are
ready to take almost any means to reacquire rapidly the gold stock which Europe lost to
America as the result of World War 1.
-Representative Louis T. McFadden (Democrat-Pennsylvania)
Actually it was the calculated shearing of the public by the
World-Money powers triggered by the planned sudden shortage of call money in the New York
- Curtis Dall, son-in-law of Franklin D. Roosevelt
The Federal Reserve definitely caused the Great Depression by contracting the
amount of currency in circulation by one-third from 1929 to 1933.
- Milton Friedman, Nobel Prize-winning economist
After World War I, Germany fell into the hands of German international bankers.
Those bankers brought her and they now own her, lock, stock, and barrel. They have
purchased her industries, they have mortgages on her soil, they control her productions,
they control all her publics utilities. The international German bankers have subsidized
the present government of Germany and they have also supplied every dollar of the money
Adolph Hitler has used in his lavish campaign to build up a threat to government of
Bruening. When Bruening fails to obey the orders of the German International Bankers,
Hitler is brought forth to scare the Germans into submission... Through the Federal
Reserve Board...over $30 billions of American money...has been pumped into Germany.
You have all heard of the spending that has taken place in Germany...modernistic buildings
dwellings, her great planetariums, her gymnasiums, her swimming pools, her fine public
highways, her perfect factories. All this was done on our money. All this was given to
Germany through the Federal Reserve Board. The Federal Reserve Board...has pumped so many
billions of dollars into Germany that they dare not name the total.
-Representative Louis T. McFadden (Democrat-Pennsylvania)
Practices of the unscrupulous moneychangers stand indicted in the court of public
opinion, rejected by the hearts and minds of men...The moneychangers have fled from their
high seats in the temple of our civilization.
-Franklin D. Roosevelt
Allegations of missing gold from our Fort Knox vaults are being widely discussed
in European financial circles. But what is puzzling is that the administration is not
hastening to demonstrate conclusively that there is no cause for concern over our gold
treasure-if indeed it is in a position to do so.
The powers of financial capitalism had a far reaching plan, nothing less than to
create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political
system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be
controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert by
secret agreements arrived at in frequent meetings and conferences.The opening of the
system was to be the Bank for International settlements in Basil, Switzerland, a private
bank owned and controlled by the worlds central banks which were themselves private
corporations. Each central bank...sought to dominate its government by its ability to
control treasury loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges to influence the level of economic
activity in the country, and to influence co-operative politicians by subsequent economic
rewards in the business world.
-Carroll Quigley, professor, Georgetown University
The Third World War has already started. It is a silent war. Not, for that
reason, any less sinister. The war is tearing down Brazil, Latin America and practically
all the Third World. Instead of soldiers dying, there are children. It is a war over the
Third World debt, one which has as its main weapon, interest, a weapon more deadly than
the atom bomb, more shattering than a laser beam.
The stock of money, prices and output was decidedly more unstable after
establishment of the Reserve System than before. The most dramatic period of instability
in output was, of course, the period between the two wars, which includes the severe
[monetary] contractions of 1920-21, 1929-33, and 1937-38. No other 20-year period in
American history contains as many as three such severe contractions. The evidence
persuades me that at least a third of the price rise during and just after World War 1 is
attributable to the establishment of the Federal Reserve System...and that the major
contractions-1920-21, 1929-33, and 1937-38 is directly attributable to acts of commission
and omission by the Reserve authorities
Any system which gives so much power and so
much discretion to a few men, so that mistakes excusable or not can have
such far reaching effects, is a bad system. It is a bad system to believers in freedom
just because it gives a few men such power without any effective check by the body
politic-this is the key political argument against an independent central bank.
paraphrase Clemenceau: money is much too serious a matter to be left to central
-Milton Friedman, economist
One. Pay off the national debt (currently at $5.36 trillion) with the debt free
U.S. notes. Two. Abolish Fractional Reserve Banking. As the debt is paid off, the reserve
requirements of all banks and financial institutions would be raised proportionally at the
same time. Three. Repeal the Federal Reserve act of 1913 and the National Banking Act of
1864. Hand the money power back to Department of Treasury. Four. Withdraw the U.S. from
the IMF, the BIS and the World Bank. How do we know this will work? Because these steps
remove major causes of economic instability, the Federal Reserve System and Fractional
Reserve Banking and the newest one as well, the BIS-Bank of International
-Milton Friedman, economist
I know of no severe depression, in any country or any time, that was not
accompanied by a sharp decline in the stock of money, and equally of no sharp decline in
the stock of money that was not accompanied by a severe depression.
-Milton Friedman, economist
Banking is conceived in iniquity and born in sin. Bankers own the earth. Take it
away from them but leave them the power to create money, and control credit, and with the
flick of a pen they will create enough money to buy it back again. Take this great power
away from the bankers and all great fortunes like mine will disappear, and they ought to
disappear for this would be a better and happier world to live in. But if you want to
continue the slave of bankers and pay the cost of our own slavery, let them continue to
create money and to control credit.
-Sir Josiah Stamp, director of the Bank of England, 1920s
We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major
crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order.
On the one side there is the party which holds the power because it holds the
wealth; which it manipulates for its own benefit and its own purposes all the sources of
supply and which is powerfully represented in the councils of State itself. On the other
side there is the needy and powerless multitude, sore and suffering. Rapacious usury,
which, although more than once condemned by the church, is nevertheless under a different
form but with the same quilt, still practiced by avaricious and grasping men... so that a
small number of very rich men have been able to lay upon the masses of the poor a yoke
little better than slavery itself.
-Pope Leo XIII
In our days not alone is wealth accumulated, but immense power and despotic
economic domination is concentrated in the hands of the few. This power becomes
particularly irresistible when exercised by those who, because they hold and control
money, are able to also govern credit and determine its allotment, for this reason
supplying, so to speak, the life blood to the entire economic body, and grasping at it
were, in their hands the very soul of the economy so that no one dare breathe against
-Pope Pius XI
For what will it profit men that a more prudent distribution and use of riches
make it possible for them to gain even the whole world, if thereby they suffer the loss of
their own souls? What will it profit to teach them sound principles in economics, if they
permit themselves to be so swept away by selfishness, by unbridled and sordid greed, that
hearing the Commandments of the Lord, they do all things contrary.
- Pope Pius XI
Knowledge Without Wisdom