Published by Critical Thinking on Friday, 28 March 2014

In wars, there are generally two sides and it is commonly understood that history is written by the victors but most people are ignorant of the role of banking dynasties in fomenting wars and controlling the narrative to achieve their objectives. Banks finance both sides in war and are always the winners.

Banks – create money from nothing through fractional reserve lending – for example, 97% of the UK’s money supply is created as bank credit. This makes banks immensely powerful.

Military – the leaders of the winning armies decide what information is made public and tell their story of war – Winston Churchill wrote copious volumes on the history of the second world war. Historians rely on original military sources (invariably from the winning side) for information and so the winner’s military records determine the narrative. The security/intelligence/military industrial complex is funded and controlled by banking interests with taxpayers picking up the tab.

Politicians take their orders from those who place (Bush, Blair, Obama and Cameron were all “chosen”) and keep them in public office and they will consequently sing from the officially sanctioned script – deviation from the script makes one an enemy sympathiser, an appeaser or a fanatic of whichever ideology is being ascribed to the enemy. Non-conformists are marginalised or demonised.

Think Tanks are typically funded by the same dominant bankers, industrialists and the rich to ensure the bankers’ story prevails and dominates governments’ policies. A large network of organisations, specifically created to promote the dominant corporate agenda, work in harmony to create the illusion of truth. Machiavellian geopolitical strategists such as Zbigniew Brzezinski and Henry Kissinger have been writing the global geopolitical script since the US invasion of Vietnam and remain influential in Washington. Think Tanks include Chatham House in the UK, the US’s Brookings Institute, the Project for the New American Century and Council for Foreign Relations and international organisations such as the Trilateral Commission and Bilderberg.

NGOs typically receive a large proportion of their funding from foundations established by the rich and the powerful: Ford, Rockefeller, Gates, Soros, to name a few. He who pays the piper calls the tune and human rights organisations such as Amnesty International, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the International Red Cross have been complicit in fabricating stories to build support for illegal military interventions in Libya, Syria and elsewhere.

Academics – Universities have been transformed from collegiate institutions of academic inquiry into management driven degree factories, primarily in business related subjects. Humanities are either losing funding or need to attract corporate sponsors to underwrite research. Where academics are funded for research projects, inevitably strings are attached. Contradictory or non-conforming studies aren’t funded. Academic freedom is under attack as never before.

The military, politicians and historians of the Defeated nations dare say little or risk vilification and demonisation by the controlled media. Thus they stick to the victors’ script.

And of course the Education system is controlled by the same cabal and so the victorious historical narrative is inculcated from a young age and perpetuated in the Media. In the US, 90% of media is controlled by just six corporations which coalesce around the dominant narrative, rarely challenging the official version of events. The UK’s BBC is highly influential around the globe and similarly adopts the establishment narrative. Critical thought and analysis are subverted by appeals to emotional tribal instincts – rational judgement is sidelined.

In the lead up to war, the ground is prepared with false stories of atrocities to create the illusion that attacking the country in question (Iraq, Libya, Syria etc.) will liberate and save the people. The reality, as we later learn, is that the people of the victim countries lose basic amenities (water, electricity, health, education etc.), their homes, freedom, safety, limbs and their lives. The current chaos and bloodshed in Iraq and Libya are barely reported in western media but the body count from these illegal wars just keeps rising and the chaos spreads into neighbouring countries and across the world.

In the end, nobody wins except the banks and ruling elites who keep accumulating power and a disproportionate share of global wealth. Plus of course the willing puppets of the elites who take their 30 pieces of silver for betraying humanity.