The Banking Elite are Not Only Stealing Our Wealth, But They Are Also Stealing Our Minds

smartknowledgeu's picture

In the past several years, people worldwide are slowly beginning to shed the web of deceit woven by the banking elite and learning that many topics that were mocked by the mainstream media as conspiracy theories of the tin-foil hat community have now been proven to be true beyond a shadow of a doubt. First there was the myth that bankers were upstanding members of the community that contributed positively to society. Then in 2009, one of their own, Paul Volcker, in a rare momentary lapse of sanity, stated “I wish someone would give me one shred of neutral evidence that financial innovation has led to economic growth — one shred of evidence.” He then followed up this declaration by stating that the most positive contribution bankers had produced for society in the past 20 years was the ATM machine. Of course since that time, we have learned that Wachovia Bank laundered $378,400,000,000 of drug cartel money, HSBC Bank failed to monitor £38,000,000,000,000 of money with potentially dirty criminal ties, United Bank of Switzerland illegally manipulated LIBOR interest rates on a regular basis for purposes of profiteering, and though they have yet to be prosecuted, JP Morgan bank, Goldman Sachs bank, & ScotiaMocatta bank are all regularly accused of manipulating gold and silver prices on nearly a daily basis by many veteran gold and silver traders.


Over the past several years, many of the things that have been passed on to us as “truth” both in schools and in the media regarding financial principles have now been exposed as pure lies. We are in the process of coming full circle with the bankers and banks that were once consistently, regularly and deservedly vilified by US Presidents and US Congressmen in the late 1800s and early 1900s as “vipers and thieves” and as “evil institutions” that “impoverished and ruined the [American] people”. During the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s’, banking jobs, due to their high compensation and pay, remained the most highly sought after positions among recent MBA grads, and Presidents today still falsely laud bankers for their character (i.e. President Obama on Jamie Dimon: he’s “one of the smartest bankers we’ve got”). However, throughout history, we have often experienced cycles when the truth predominates for a long period, followed by a period when lies predominated for many years, and then ultimately followed by a period when a return to truth was ultimately realized once again.


Consider the case of Christopher Columbus, who historian Samuel Eliot Morison correctly identified in 1954, despite being a courageous explorer, as also undoubtedly an unconscionable murderer: “The cruel policy initiated by Columbus and pursued by his successors resulted in complete genocide” of native Indians in Cuba, Hispaniola and other places Columbus visited during his trek across the Atlantic. However, as time passed, the truth about Columbus was washed clean by American storytellers, and Columbus incredulously morphed from a genocidal mass murderer into a “hero” admired by millions of American school children for his “discovery” of America. Consequently, the US government followed up this revisionist delusional accounting of Columbus by bestowing him with the honor of a national holiday, Columbus Day. Finally, as the cycle of truth came full circle as it often does, and thousands of Americans learned of Columbus's genocidal activities, the US government responded to this movement of truth by revoking the status of Columbus Day as an official national holiday in America. This week, as we observe a Bloomberg journalist submit an article titled “UBS Libor Manipulation Deserves the Death Penalty”, I am confident that the circle of truth about banks and the banking industry's despicable transgressions against humanity will once again return to its rightful place as common knowledge among the masses and not just among the few.


Though the banking elite are now increasingly being exposed for their criminal activities against humanity in their theft of citizens’ wealth, rarely is another one of their greatest transgressions, their theft of citizens’ minds and the process by which they target and transform young adults into docile, obedient creatures through institutional academia, ever discussed. Below, please find a video of how children are targeted at a young age with psychotropic drugs, Skinner operant and Pavlov stimulus-response behavioral modification, and outcome based education (OBE) in the institutional schooling system to literally “dumb down” the critical thinking skills of young adults and turn them into zombie-like unthinking robots. Through behavioral modification and the heavy use of drugs, the banking elite are not only stealing wealth globally at this current time, but also stealing the minds of children to ensure that they will mature into obedient citizens of the state with very little capacity to exert their free-will and determine for themselves the dirty truth of the global monetary system and of our consequent enslavement. If you do not know of the intimate connection between the banking elite and their foray into, and their control of the global education system, then the below video is for you.



References included in the above video:

The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America, by Charlotte Iserbyt 

The Illusions of Psychiatry, by Marcia Angell

Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America, by Robert Whitaker

Unhinged: The Trouble with Psychiatry—A Doctor's Revelations About a Profession in Crisis, by Daniel Carlat 

Doping Kids with Ritalin for ADHD, by Kelly Patricia O'Meara

Ritalin use for ADHD children soars fourfold, by Jamie Doward & Emma Craig

Raising the Ritalin Generation, by Bronwen Hruska

Infants receiving the most vaccines are the most likely to be hospitalized and die, by Neil Z. Miller



About the author: JS Kim is the Founder & Managing Director of SmartKnowledgeU, a fiercely independent investment & research consulting firm with a focus on Precious Metals and a mission of fighting the debt enslavement goals of bankers with a return to sound money principles. Follow us on Twitter @smartknowledgeu (Our promise to all of our clients is to keep them informed of the criminal banking cartel's movements in global financial markets to the best of our abilities every year. Despite the year-end banking cartel raid on gold & silver and the PPT pump of stock markets in 2012, our flagship Crisis Investment Opportunities newsletter still outperformed the US S&P 500 in 2012).

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lakecity55's picture

dead link.

or it was pulled soon after you posted it

Bendromeda Strain's picture

Omit the word "comment" in the link...

Freddie's picture

I read it and some of the comments.  The commentors talked about 2014 elections and local elections.  You can pretty much assume that all elections are stolen now.   Unless states start standing up to the Feds now - peaceful approaches are growing short.  The sheep watching Tv and Hollywood have no clue.

The armed insurrection he posted did not take in to account a lot of other variables.  They will try outside troops like Libya tried.  He will arm gangs, illegals and prisoners.  As they mentioned - post revolutions you often get people who are worse or oligarchs (same NWO elites) like Russia.

sgt_doom's picture

You mean the American choice between Money Master Romney and Drone Master Obama (with the Nobel Peace Prize) wasn't really a choice?

Next you'll be suggesting that the election between Cheney/Bush and Lieberman/Gore, back in 2000 (stolen by that litigator before the fascist Supreme Court, Ted Olson, 'natch), might have resulted in Gore being either impeached or knocked off, with Lieberswine taking over in case Cheney didn't win that election.

Good and sound thought.....

moneybots's picture

Obama said that no laws were broken.  ZERO bankers are in prison. The people re-elected Obama.  The people don't care that the bankers aere stealing.

sgt_doom's picture

Perhaps, and I've often thought the same, moneybots, but where have you ever seen an "official" publication in the USA explain the insurance swindles behind those bankster bailouts?

AIG?  Abacus CDO?  Magnetar Capital?  Ambac and MBIA?


Bendromeda Strain's picture

Obama said that no laws were broken.  ZERO bankers are in prison. The people re-elected Obama.  The people don't care that the bankers aere stealing.

Obama also described AIG as a suicide bomber with a thumb on the button. But no laws were broken...

combatsnoopy's picture

Obama is a product of Affirmative Action, not a rocket scientist.  Consider the source please.

lakecity55's picture

I think just not enough are aware of it.

drbill's picture

Close, but if you ask me, I'd say that most people don't want to know what's really going on. And if you try to tell them, their eyes start glazing over and think that you must be some kind of nut.

I'm afraid that the vast majority of people actually believe that the goverment is looking out for their best interests. Trying to tell them otherwise just falls on deaf ears. It will take something truly world shattering to break these people out of their trance.

sgt_doom's picture

Tough call, I've met those people you speak of, both Americans and highly educated immigrants who believe that however someone like a Bush might be corrupt prior to "winning" the presidency, once in that position they miraculously become sensitive to the needs of the masses?

But many have corresponded with me who appear to be catching on.....

lasvegaspersona's picture


I talk to patients all day long and while they may not have the facts, on a gut level they know something is wrong.

BanjoDoug's picture

The Banking Elite are Not Only Stealing Our Wealth, But .....   corrupting the media,  corruping society,  polluting the planet,  killing off their neighbors, etc etc etc -->> and in each case there is almost always an Edomite Ashkenazi Jew doing these wicked things.   Wake up people, recognize these wicked influences and manipulators.

combatsnoopy's picture

You forgot one point.  WHo CHOOSES to listen to them? 

We do have the sense to distinguish fiction from reality, t.v. from real life and the ability to pick and choose our role models.

Who CHOSE to listen to them?

Political monkies?  The Sick Cult of Lennon Worship?   I know a few, I refuse to associate with them. 

Stuck on Zero's picture

You have no better indication of the vile nature of the criminal politician's minds than to see the list of Presidential Medal of Freedom award winners. (  George Bush? Sandra Day O'Conner? Warren Buffet?  Lyndon Johnson?  Dick Cheney? 


sgt_doom's picture

But Noam Chomsky called Dick Cheney a "liberal" (due to his once membership in David Rockefeller's Trilateral Commission) surely a professional disinformation specialist, long in the employ of either the CIA or Pentagon, like Chomsky, can't be wrong????

I recall back in the 1980s when, at an after volunteer-political-activist get together, one of the younger guys showed a photo he had chanced to take of Noam Chomsky at a diner (we later identified to be) immediately outside a CIA training facility in central Virginia.

Sitting with Chomsky were Henry Kissinger and Robert Gates (I was the only one who could ID Gates as coincidentally, I had gone through USAF basic training with his nephew, who had bragged about his "..uncle in the CIA.." and shown me his photograph repeatedly.

Benjamin Glutton's picture
Thursday, January 3, 2013 Schadenfreude Alert: SEC Enforcement Chief Khuzami Issues Wounded Reply to Simon Johnson

My, my, SEC head of enforcement Robert Khuzami has revealed himself to be both remarkably thin skinned and not very good at making a case for himself.

Former IMF chief economist and MIT professor Simon Johnson took a comparatively mild swipe at Khuzami last week in a post at the New York Times’ Economix blog. Johnson was arguing that the SEC needed a tough head of enforcement and put former SIGTARP chief Neil Barofsky up for the job. Johnson ‘fessed up that that was a bit of a downgrade, since he had earlier pumped for having Barofsky head the agency.

Here is Johnson’s discussion of Khuzami:

The departing director of the division of enforcement at the S.E.C. is Robert Khuzami, a former general counsel for the Americas at Deutsche Bank, a job he held from 2004 through early 2009. Although Mr. Khuzami was once a distinguished prosecutor, his appointment to the S.E.C. turned out to be a mistake because Deutsche Bank was so deeply involved in the securitization morass that led to the financial crisis of 2008.

(For more details, I recommend this Web page, with information collated by UniteHere, a trade union. You should also read this assessment by Yves Smith on her nakedcapitalism blog.)

Mr. Khuzami has vigorously defended his record and insisted it would have been “unwise” to press Wall Street firms and their executives for admissions of guilt. Whether the S.E.C. failed to prosecute the executives who made the key decisions because it had no case or because of Mr. Khuzami’s views, we may never know.

In addition, concerns continue to grow regarding the extent of mismanagement and illegal activity at Deutsche Bank during Mr. Khuzami’s time there; Mr. Khuzami has recused himself from the latest S.E.C. investigations.

According to Jordan Thomas, a lawyer representing one of the whistleblowers from Deutsche Bank, as quoted in the Financial Times,

During the financial crisis, many financial institutions faced an existential threat and the evidence suggests that Deutsche Bank crossed the line by substantially inflating the value of its credit derivatives portfolio – the largest risk area in its trading book.

This is precisely the kind of complex case that requires a skilled prosecutor with detailed knowledge of how the industry works. At the same time, it cannot be someone who has worked for a major financial institution either directly or as its outside counsel. The potential for a perceived conflict of interest is too great.

Khuzami responded in the comments section (I’m assuming it is indeed Khuzami; the post has been up for days and several readers pinged me about it. The SEC would surely be aware of it and would presumably have asked for it to be removed if it was a fabrication):


lasvegaspersona's picture

I am going to keep telling this story until I tire of telling it:

Deutsche Bank closed my FX account in 2010 when they apparently got out of the retail FX business. I was late in arranging the transfer to their successor. 3 months later I was unable to contact anyone at DB who could get the remaining$3k back. Calls to the bank, to the NY phone # and other attempts went empty. To this day DB has $3k floating arround on their balance sheet with no explanation for how they got it. Oh wait, it is probably in the 'Stolen' account.

For my sorrows I got to help bail them out.

sgt_doom's picture

Appropriate question to LV personna:

Wouldn't you have suspected Deutsche Bank after the events of 9/11/01, when those shorts on the airlines involved, and the businesses residing in the Twin Towers, ended up profitably at the accounts of Alex Brown investment firm, at that time owned by Deutsche Bank?

I would have....

Bicycle Repairman's picture

Do NOT click on ANY NYT product.  Starve them.

otto skorzeny's picture

what's with the fucking bizarre anti-Chris Columbus rant? if it weren't for a bunch of crazy-assed europeans you'd still be squatting in a rice paddy

Bendromeda Strain's picture

Beat me to it. Let's parse this crap:

The cruel policy initiated by Columbus and pursued by his successors resulted in complete genocide”

Which of Columbus' policies are we speaking of? And if the genocide was bacterial/viral in nature, please ref some contemporary original documentation to show intent. The revisionists never seem to quote the man himself, in spite of a rich history of correspondence..

sgt_doom's picture

If you two douchetards (and anyone else) don't know the murderous and bloody history behind Cristobal Colon (Colombus), you probably have never head of the TNEC study, U.S. v. Morgan et al., Eugene Debs, Alexander Berkman, the Ludlow Massacre and the Rockefellers' perfidy there, the real net worth of the Rockefeller family in 1960, the passage of the oil depletion allowance, Federal Reserve Act, the 16th Amendment, and the change in financial and tax structure of foundations --- all in 1913 --- so that the super-rich could hide their wealth and ownership within foundations and trusts.

You've probably never even heard of that great American populist, Wright Patman?

And I know damn well you've never read the 26 volumes of the Warren Commission Report nor the FCIC report.


Herd Redirection Committee's picture

What do you mean billionaires are hiding their wealth in foundations???!!??!  I thought they were all philanthropists!  Its too bad most people don't understand wealth.  If you had a huge wealth, what would you do to make sure other people don't take it from you, or acquire similar wealth themselves?  Well, you would want to charge a tax on everyone's income!  That way they can't generate the same rate of return the criminal billionaire oligarchs have, and the game continues indefinitely.

We don't need a raise in income tax. We don't need a wealth tax.  We just need to take back what was stolen, by the top 500 richest scumbags on Earth.  I figure we can leave them each about 750k of 'their' fortune, but probably they will have to be locked up, or at the very least publicly named and shamed, so they're not going to be doing much with what is left them.

I think 99% of the population does not realize there were already billionaires in 1850 (Rothschilds)!  And if you calculate a rate of return of 2% on $1 billion, for 150 years, what do you get?  And if you reinvist your profits in war financing and drug smuggling, and you make 15% a year where does that leave you after 150 years?  Math... Telling you who has been running the world, the last 150 years AT LEAST.

shovelhead's picture

Murder and slavery was the coin of the realm in Columbus' day so why would he not use it?

The problem lies with using 20th century standards in judging 15th century sensibilities. The Spanish were not particularly lenient to fellow Europeans who did not adhere to "The Faith" as well.

I don't see much difference to the native Arawaks whether is was Euros doing them in or the Caribes who would invade the islands, eat the men and carry off the women and children to slavery. Is one depredation more 'organic' than the other? Granted, the Euro-tech was more efficient but such is the ways of 'civilzation'.

We all claim today that we abhor warfare but look at our recently ended century and count the casualties.

Imagine the broad brush with which future historians will paint we barbarians?

Bendromeda Strain's picture

Murder and slavery was the coin of the realm in Columbus' day so why would he not use it?

The problem lies with using 20th century standards in judging 15th century sensibilities.


NO. The "problem" as I laid it out, is assumptions, generalities & projection. I want somone to post where Columbus wrote about the unfortunate need to murder and enslave the inhabitants, let alone glorifying or treating such activity as business as usual. If you think I just might be able to scrounge up some rebuttal quotes, you would be correct. It is not amusing how many arguments fly about these days in ignorance of original documents.

SilverMoneyBags's picture

A very large portion of the Europeans that came to America, came because they were in debt and were trying to escape debt prisons. Indentured serfs built the colonies to pay off their debts, to have them forgiven, or to outright escape them. America had its revolution to kick out the "crazy Europeans."

sgt_doom's picture

If you are saying that debt peonage has been around almost forever, you are wise, but if you are claiming something else, you are an idiot!

diogeneslaertius's picture


Where lies go to be eviscerated and then buried


ZH: come for the articles, stay for the comments

Manthong's picture

The fact that there are very few "radicals" attempting to upend the status quo in universities and academia is testimony to the effectiveness of the plot to zombify the "educated" segment of society. 

And just wait untiil the walking dead discover that their success means no new life to feed upon. 

shovelhead's picture

Not too sure how effective the schools are at indoctrination.

My son, who recently graduated high, school claims the teachers themselves, with a very rare exception, are so dumb that they couldn't train a dog to eat. He had to correct their spelling and grammar among some of their lesser crimes.

I am grateful that he is learning the delicate art of diplomacy ( a weakness we share) in University as he recently found that publicly contesting the leftist twaddle fed by his Government classes teacher can result in lower grades.

He is also learning from Lao Tzu how to pick his battles and when to hold fast.

We have lively discussions as he veers from anarcho-libertarian to fascist in a blink and I force him to regroup and explain his arrival at such dissonant conclusions.

I don't think he's quite ready for 'The Prince' yet. That fascist streak combined with the schools penchant for collectivist thought is a dangerous combination for a malleable mind beginning to flex it's independent muscles to overcome.


sgt_doom's picture

"Not too sure how effective the schools are at indoctrination."

Whether they are effective or not, they sure are well staffed by the bank/oil cartel:


diogeneslaertius's picture

indeed, this fact, in and of itself, offers us a convincing enough proof as to wave off all assertions to the contrary i think.


and luckily (?) the zombie apocalypse is at hand

diogeneslaertius's picture




Venerability's picture

Don't worry.

We've done a secret analysis of the Minds they keep in their vaults, and almost all of them are Tungsten. 

rsnoble's picture

And now that we know, including things like 9-11, is the precise reason they are trying to put the hammer down in fast order.  We could all end up getting killed for knowing the truth.  You got people in power with similar minds as Hanibal.........would Hanibal go to jail or start WW3 and get millions killed? Not a hard choice for a psycopath.

sgt_doom's picture

Yup, and those who own the now-privatized prisons, have ready access to plenty of Hannibal-types.

TraderTimm's picture

I find education in general to be rather idiotic in the USA. Memorization of material, not understanding the meta-concepts that encapsulate them. Failure to address logical and critical thinking skills, dealing with fallacies and other constructs in daily life.

Just a general lack of rational thinking. Note, I didn't say lack of "belief" or any such nonsense. You can "believe" anything, but analyzing something logically seems to be a skill in decline - if it existed at all - in the current population.

I talk to people either currently going to higher-education programs or other such studies, and they can't construct a solution if a problem is presented to them open-ended. (You know, like in the real world - "Quick, make me something that does A and B and C, plus any other additions that make sense to you") They also display a complete lack of being able to synthesize theroetical constructs based on incomplete information.

It is utterly depressing at times, as I would prefer more stimulating conversations than what the fucking weather is doing at the moment. I have a small circle of friends that provide such outlets, just wish there were more like them.

diogeneslaertius's picture

America: Destroyed by Design

you want to take down the greatest country in the history of the planet full of free peoples?

you must get at the women and children - AND OH BOY HAVE THEY EVER! XD


we do not teach critical thinking skills as you suggest - this would be totally against the whole model

they want biological androids sir, not Humans.

Humans are capable of critically analyzing a problem and deriving meaningful synthesis


this totally flies in the face of everything the enemy desires. what they desire is a political animal so stupid it will continue to vote for its own enslavement



Freddie's picture

Tv and Hollywood.  TV is the best mind control ever invested.  If you watch TV or Hollywood crap then you support it.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Either we need to get back control of the airwaves or make it totally clear to people that all the channels on TV are owned by 6 corporations, in total, and that even between those corps there are people who own stock in all of them, meaning, in essence, all channels on TV are essentially owned by one group of people.

Now somehow get people to wake from their prescription drug-induced bliss that this group of people is not interested in your personal development, your health, your education, they only seek to indoctrinate and disinform, and things should change fairly quickly.

The first step is admitting to ourselves this is all true.

Setarcos's picture

Has it ever occurred to you that the USA is NOT "the greatest country in the history of the planet full of free peoples"?

Critical thinking results in what you've written being utter nonsense, through and through.

In fact the US allowed slavery long after it was abolished elsewhere AND practiced apharteid nearly as long as S Africa.

OMG you are exactly a product of the US schooling system.

Melin's picture

Conceptually, in its focus on the protection of individual rights, it was the greatest country in history.  

Saints do not exist. Men are fallible.

Bendromeda Strain's picture

And yet you failed to propose a logical substitute for the title, and used OMG in a supposed thoughtful retort. 

Yes, failure abounds indeed.

skipjack's picture

No, progressives and communists and fascists in education just need to lose their jobs.  Forever.

diogeneslaertius's picture

i find Charlotte Iserbyt's work on the subject particulary good

lordbyroniv's picture

'To Serve Man'


ITS A COOK BOOK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lakecity55's picture

....but it was Too Late! The aliens grabbed the Professor and shoved him onto the space ship.

I'm Rod Sterling (silver). On our next excursion we take you to a place where a cabal of men invent money from thin air.... In The Twilight Zone!

Bicycle Repairman's picture

"Over the past several years, many of the things that have been passed on to us as “truth” both in schools and in the media regarding financial principles have now been exposed as pure lies."

Academia is a sty that needs to be cleaned out.  Those 1960s radicals need to be retired.