G. Edward Griffin: Exposing The Creature From Jekyll Island

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Authored by Adam Taggart via PeakProsperity.com,

G. Edward Griffin, the author of the seminal book on the formation of the Federal Reserve, The Creature of Jekyll Island, joins the podcast this week to add his perspective to our ongoing critical examination of the Fed and the impact its actions are having on society.

Meeting Ed and getting to spend time with him was a real honor for Chris and me. His breadth of knowledge of the central banking system as well as his engaging manner of storytelling are masterful. Plus, he's simply a wonderfully kind person.

Ed's decades of research and critique of the Federal Reserve, sadly, have left him with conclusions that corroborate our own. Despite its carefully-crafted image as an essential public servant, Griffin concludes it is anything but. It is a private cartel that has connived its way to tremendous advantage and power, secretly (and not-so-secretly) plundering the American people of their treasure and freedoms.

On The Fed's True Goals

[In researching the Federal Reserve] I was looking for a very complex mechanism. And I couldn’t believe at that time that there would be deliberate deception in this system. So, I was working on the false assumption that everybody in the system was doing their best to make it work on behalf of mankind and on behalf of society. Initially, I never entertained the idea that its goal was not to benefit mankind at all.


And so, where one would say, look: the Federal Reserve system is failing to meet its goals -- because it said its goals were to stabilize the economy and to preserve purchasing power, etc. -- I finally came to the realization: No, those are not its goals.


If we understand what its goals really are, then it’s not failing at all. It’s succeeding amazingly well.


And most people, as I initially did, have found that an impossible assumption to entertain. They simply can't get over it.

On Whether The Fed Is A 'Conspiracy'

Most dictionary definitions of the word "conspiracy" seem to agree that a conspiracy occurs when:

  • two or more people come together
  • they use methods of deceit and deception to achieve a goal
  • which is unethical or illegal.

Those are the three requirements. So talk about the Fed:


Are there two or more people? Oh, yeah. OK, there’s one down.


Do it use methods of secrecy? Yes. It has secret meetings [beginning from its very conception at Jekyll Island] . It has closed meetings in which the public is excluded and the minutes of which are not shared for years, sometimes decades, sometimes never. Yes, of course, elements of the Fed's activities are highly secretive.


And is the result either unethical or illegal? Well, now that’s where it gets interesting.


Because first of all, it’s not illegal what they’re doing -- because the banking industry has heavy influence over the people who write the laws. That’s the reason the banks are so involved in the political system: so they can write the laws. So, that what they want to do is legal.


So, the Federal Reserve is plundering people legally. But is what its doing unethical? The propaganda is that the Federal Reserve is 'stabilizing the economy'. They’re doing it for the American people.


But you and I, or anybody else that’s not on the receiving end of all this money flow that the Fed has created, we look at what they’re actually doing and most of us would say it's highly unethical. Our wealth, our economic prosperity and financial freedom -- all are being siphoned away -- for the benefit of a very small elite few. I think most people who they really understand what the Federal Reserve is doing would agree that’s unethical.


And there’s where you meet the definition of a conspiracy, though I don’t insist anybody call it that. Just call it what it is: a group of people who know what they’re doing and are plundering us.  

Click the play button below to listen to Chris' interview with G. Edward Griffin (58m:35s).

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LetThemEatRand's picture

This article makes a good point concerning the legality of what the Fed does.  Rothschild's actual quote was "Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws."  By "permit me," he meant "make it legal."  And it is all perfectly legal.

This Might Hurt's picture

Interesting video about a recent meeting on a modern monetary overhaul Jekyll Island 2.0?

Muddy1's picture

The Creature From Jekyl Island is probably the best non-fiction book I have ever read.  It was very informative and something everyone should read.

JRobby's picture

It really, seriously is time to end this destruction. For the sake of our children, for the sake of sanity, for the sake of doing what is right.

J S Bach's picture

Griffins book is a good read, but in truth, it's a re-write of Eustace Mullins' "Secrets Of The Federal Reserve" (of which I have an original hard copy).  Mullins sourced his book in the 1950s urged on by the great poet Ezra Pound.  It, too, is a fantastic exposé and a testament to the courage of its late author.

farmerunder's picture

Can u tell me, is there a scene described in the book where Ezra Pound or Eustace Mullins is visiting a Lehman brother (or someone big in banking) and he has a stolen statue of Mary pillaged in a war as a hat stand with a cigarette hanging out her mouth?

The Merovingian's picture

An amazing book. A terrific read. Should be required reading in every college Econ 101 class.

Yuri Bezmenov's picture

Mr. Griffin, good man who interviewed me more than 30 years ago when I warned America for a complete socialist/communist (liberals) takeover aka as zionist jews..And look now it's a shame

Warning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3qkf3bajd4

Mr. Kwikky's picture

Agree completely , subversion was basically completed 25-30 years ago. Since then the majority of the public has been left hang to dry and are kept in the dark...And now we suffer the consequences for our ignorant behaviour..a shame indeed.

truthseeker47's picture

The Fed, created by the Rothschilds, is the greatest conspiracy ever to take down the American republic.

Raging Debate's picture

Rand - Yes. And if ever confronted with argument it his own family that said it, not us. People first should know the Fed is a private corporation. To business owners I say, where is your loyalty, to your business or to a competitor? They will say 'that's easy, to my own business. Then I will ask 'what if your competitor can buy the government and force you out of business?'. To that there is silence but the seed is planted. 

pods's picture

I've read TCFJI, it's a good read on the mechanics and outlines the "who's."

For a better read, try Eustace Mullins' book. 


Underground's picture

I agree this book was very informative. I have not got a chance to read CFJI yet but will one day. Eustance Mullin's I believe they locked him up in a mental institution. That's how good of a book it was! Secrets of the Federal Reserve If I remember correctly. 

BobEore's picture


Mullins did all the heavy lifting of researching and developing - the theme of a hidden cabal of crooksters pulling the strings behind C20th im[POTUS]es... along with his mentor Ezra Pound...

Griffin is your typical flyweight revisionist who markets a distorted version of the results with the help of a phalanx of the usual hucksters who keep the zheeple in a permanent state of confused arousal ...

four moar fantasies.

Pundits such as he litter the pages here with agit-prop in the service of the very system - and cabal - he pretends to be attacking.

Same ol same ol....  https://storify.com/SuaveBel/science-in-service-to-the-satanic-chemical-...

sixsigma cygnusatratus's picture

"Rothschild's actual quote was "Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws.""

I think that is printed on the back of the EU flag too.

BabaLooey's picture

Indeed Rand - it does.

The FED is an illegal corrupt entity.


Chupacabra-322's picture

The FEd is an Illegal Criminal entity along with the Criminal Fraud UNITED STATES, CORP. INC.

squid's picture

The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States; but all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;


To coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, and fix the standard of weights and measures;

To declare war, grant letters of marque and reprisal, and make rules concerning captures on land and water;


To raise and support armies, but no appropriation of money to that use shall be for a longer term than two years;


To provide and maintain a navy;


To make rules for the government and regulation of the land and naval forces;


To provide for calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the union, suppress insurrections and repel invasions;





Yah, so you'll notice the LACK of anything that says that congress shall farm out the right to coin money.

Coining money is the privaledge ot the US Treasury, NO OTHER ENTITY.


I also like the one about raising armies....for a period of no longer than two years.....

Supreme law of the land you say?





Mercuryquicksilver's picture

Good quote, but he didn't say it.

WarPony's picture

Fuck the fed - death to banksters and zionistas.

thtmnbhndthecrtn's picture

Read this book if you havent. Hands down one of the best I have ever read.

55 men's picture

This is probably one of my favorite books to go through.

MEFOBILLS's picture

Griffin ripped off Eustace Mullin's.  Griffin is likely a banker agent.  We've been punked by Griffin.  


Mullins spent much of his life going through congressional records, and finding out the real truth.  Did Griffin?

Interestingly, Griffin has a completely different narrative about gold.  Mullins describes how our ((friends)) used gold as part of their money power, and hence was against the unit.  In the protocols they discuss how gold has been very good to us. Why?  Because (in the past) fractional reserve bank credit rode on top of gold in a 10:1 ratio, giving our Zionist friends the power to create bank credit as money.  During depressions, gold would be used to cancel debts instruments, so our ((friends)) would vacuum up the gold supply.

https://www.biblebelievers.org.au/przion7.htm#PROTOCOL No. 22

"1 In all that has so far been reported by me to you, I have endeavored to depict with care the secret of what is coming, of what is past, and of what is going on now, rushing into the flood of the great events coming already in the near future, the secret of our relations to the GOYIM and of financial operations. On this subject there remains still a little for me to add.


Money's true nature is law.  A sovereign people have in their hands, the lawful ability to create both money and credit.  This power belongs to a nation and a people. 


iamerican4's picture

Mullin was also "limited hangout."

Whig Interpretation of History connects all the dots, rejected by him, Peter Dale Scott, and Howard Zinn, shielding none but our satanic ruling false-elite of "the real Anti-Christ" and its Beast Fifth Column we came here to escape in express covenant with God.

The telephone is a wonderful tool for gathering direct evidence from Satan's shills in Our Country. 


StagStopa's picture

Fuckface: Satanas Regit omnias planetarum..


iamerican4's picture

Tunc imperare potest satanas in Terra autem Deus Creator universi sit omnipotens, Americae scriptor solum Dominum benedicebant.

HyperinflatmyNutts's picture

Fuck the Fed, The money changers and when was the only time Jesus used violence?  When Jesus cleared the money changers from the Temple, he drove them out by overturning their tables and (in John) even using a whip.

Mr. Universe's picture

Yes indeed, lots of experts asking how is this possible. Years and years of exposure yet the fraud continues because of the complicit media and politicians. If Ed was a real threat he would have been eliminated years ago. Their only weakness is in thinking they are unstoppable.

iamerican4's picture

Former child-actor G. Edward Griffin, like Oliver Stone, Lyndon Larouche, and so many others, is a "limited hangout" shill for the Deep State who has, over the decades, sedulously managed to avoid pointing out the FedScam is incontrovertibly a patently obvious financial arm, through Rome's banker-intermediaries Rothschild and Rockefeller, of "the real Anti-Christ" "engine for enslaving mankind" we escaped in express covenant with God.

Greenie's picture

Did you just smoke a spliff before writing that? Just asking because you sound fucked up.

iamerican4's picture

Try gaslighting some other Goy. The pedo homo Beast you ride shall soon be cast down, praise God.

Be wise - book passage out soon as your nose will always give you away and you'll certainly never pass as an American.

Raging Debate's picture

IAmerican4 - I agree with Greenie. WHAT the hell are you smoking? I read the bible cover to cover. If Christ spoke this way when I read it I would shut the book immediately. Rome still be some power but that is now a flick of a candle in the wind compared to the BIS (world finance Corp) and CFR (world political Corp.). Hey, we wouldn't be here without metaphysics. But damn man are you really helping anyone to understand who has the real power right now? 

iamerican4's picture

Try gaslighting some other Goy.

Frederico's picture

You don't even make sense. Seems to me you are fighting your own internal demons.

earleflorida's picture

for 'GOD's sake you retarded--- read between the lines!

all the agents were tools for the 'RR's'.

shortly ater JP Morgan dies on holiday in Europe after visiting the Pope!?!

his son takes his holdings and triples them!

John D. Rockefeller commented upon his death that he wasn't as wealthy as was made up to be.

simply put, J.P.Morgan sr. was a duke at best but far from a King-Maker!?!

iamerican4's picture

God, America's named Sovereign, is the Author of all Truth and doesn't rely on fevered imaginations' fearfully "reading between the lines."

Pedophile homosexual Romanism, Fascism, Zionism, Rabbinical Talmudism, and Islam, are all anathema to God and America, for each is Satanism. 

Raging Debate's picture

I believe  in other intelligent life in this universe too but I can't read your rambling convoluted shit any longer. 

earleflorida's picture

another fucking 9 week wonder...

MEFOBILLS's picture

hrough Rome's banker-intermediaries Rothschild and Rockefeller, of "the real Anti-Christ


Rome is not head of the pyramid.  Sabbatean Jews invaded Masonic lodges, creating "oriental lodges."  This morphed and became the illuminati.  Being illuminated means being in the light of knowledge - of the ancient mystery religions and method.  These religions are Talmud, and Cabala before it.  Before Cabala it is Zohar.  Before Zohar it is Hermeticism.  Note that Torah is not listed.  Torah Jews are not illuminated.

Rome is not part of this lineage either.  Rome and Catholicism got sanctioned by Constantine, and it became a quasi state religion.  This quasi state religion breaks with the mystery religions because it follows Christ's teachings.  

Catholic Rome in early years was completely against usury.  Usury is the tap root that funds illuminism.  See Hoffman's book:


Using Kol-Niedre methods, our ((friends)) invaded the Church, especially starting in Spain around the time of inquisition.  

So, putting Catholic Rome at head of pyramid does not comport with history.  People that maintain this narrative have some sort of axe to grind against the church, or they don't know any better.  Luther was pissed off at church for the indulgences, but Luther eventually figured it out - it was our friends who made usurious loans to duped (and trusting) Catholic priests.

iamerican4's picture

Satan/Lucifer is the head of Earthy Evil, and openly invoked at the Vatican, which runs Freemasonry through the Rothschilds, its "Guardian of the Vatican Treasury," as it has Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Zionism, Maoism, and Nazism...all vainly attempting to overthrow Godly Capitalism, America, and America's Sovereign, God Almighty. 

Their pedo homo priesthood of Babylon has been at Vatican Hill since Jehoshaphat ejected them from Jerusalem in the Book of Kings - when it teamed with the assassins and tyrants of the Latins and Etruscans to form "the real Anti-Christ" "engine for enslaving mankind" America's Founder and Prophet identified on 19jan10.

The JFK-assassinating Knight of Malta-led Roman Catholic CIA and Opus Dei FBI are their action branches serving their attempt, using us as catspaw, to "own the world," and to usurp True Israel, the biblical Zion, America, and the NSA says openly the key on their logo is the "papal key."

Self-identified "whigs" founded America in covenant with God, the Creator.

"Whig" means "anti-Roman Catholic" and all evil visited on Our Holy Land is easily proven to have been brought here by Rome (Babylon) and/or their ancient false-Jew hireling Christ-killing partners of (((Gog))).

Those who say otherwise are morons and/or traitors and shills in their employ, usually mobsters and closet-queens, pedophiles, or satanic false-Jews yet trying to justify their Khazarian ancestors' taking Roman gold on Golgotha, hired from Gog and Magog, to impale God Incarnate.


MEFOBILLS's picture


Vatican freemasonary thru the Rothschilds.


Somehow you have inverted history.   The Vatican doesn't control Freemasonary thru the Rothschilds.  

The Mason's used to be diests, where they measured the world.  They used reason and were against revealed religion.  Of course all that changed with the Oriental attack of Sabbatean Jewry.

"Those who say otherwise are morons and/or traitors "

When you resort to ad-hominems you've already lost the argument, and proven yourself as infantile.  

iamerican4's picture

Care to admit having been raised in the pedophile homosexual Babylonian Roman Catholic Church of the Anti-Christ we actual Americans came here in express covenant with God to escape?

MEFOBILLS's picture

I'm guessing that some Priest had his way with you, that is why you have an emotional argument at variance with the facts.  

I don't agree with Roman Catholic Church, but I will defend it from your false accusations.

The reason Catholics have pedophiles is because they don't allow Priests to marry.  This is a huge mistake.

As far as I'm concerned Catholicism could fall off the earth and disappear.  I also happen to think that Russian Orthodox is the real historical lineage of Roman empire, not the Catholics.

I also don't like the way that Catholic priests used Latin as a way of keeping their congregations confused, as if the priest was the only source of knowledge.

iamerican4's picture

To Samuel Kercheval
Monticello, January 19, 1810

-- Yours of the 7th instant has been duly received, with the pamphlet inclosed, for which I return you my thanks. Nothing can be more exactly and seriously true than what is there stated; that but a short time elapsed after the death of the great reformer of the Jewish religion, before his principles were departed from by those who professed to be his special servants, and perverted into an engine for enslaving mankind, and aggrandising their oppressors in Church and State; that the purest system of morals ever before preached to man, has been adulterated and sophisticated by artificial constructions, into a mere contrivance to filch wealth and power to themselves; that rational men not being able to swallow their impious heresies, in order to force them down their throats, they raise the hue and cry of infidelity, while themselves are the greatest obstacles to the advancement of the real doctrines of Jesus, and do in fact constitute the real Anti-Christ.

iamerican4's picture

Rather a circuitous admission you were raised a papist...and that Loyola is right about the child's mind.

Not me. Thank God I'm American raised of "the righteous remnant of the House of Israel," of the inheritance of the Scots, Huguenots, Welsh, and Irish to whom God gave Our Holy Land, "a new nation" "into which all nations flow," the New Israel, and nowhere near your pedo homo priests. Isaiah 2:2

Thomas Jefferson said the "church" of your birth and family is "the real Anti-Christ," and he was God's prophet. You are neither smarter nor closer to God than he: Rome is the Anti-Christ fully partnered in "good cop/bad cop" satanic psychopathy, since centuries before Golgotha, forever accursed with the false-Jew Khazars paid in Roman gold to impale Christ Immanuel, and as I've proven, openly invoke Lucifer to this day. Only psychopaths, Pizzagate traitors, and pollyanna conformed fools say otherwise. 

MEFOBILLS's picture

I wasn't raised a papist and could give a damn about the Pope or Catholics.  Putting words in somebody elses mouth is another form of false logic, and is bad form. 

You have alread demonstrated yourself as a "piece of work."

Did it ever occur to you that maybe some of us are interested in the truth of things, and all of your claims are diversion?  A troll perhaps?

There is no house of Israel.  Israel died and then became part of the Christian faith.  After 70AD Israel was done.  What about that do you not understand?

Roman Catholic Church did not exist before Golgotha.  What did exist before Golgatha was the mystery religions - the Pharisee religion.  The verbal tradition.

Roman Catholic Chruch came into being as a way for the Roman empire to exert control, especially after Constantine got hold of it.  It was much later when the Jesuits using Kol-Niedre started working from inside, parasitizing the religion and making it malfunction.

You confuse cause and effect, and also make false claims.

iamerican4's picture

You demonstrate ignorance of, or contempt for, Bible prophecy. Those who deny prophecy deny God.

Are you a Satanist or just an "atheist?" God is America's Sovereign. You are no American.

iamerican4's picture

Scratch "papist." Forgive what might be taken as a slur.

Care to admit you were raised "Catholic," what we Americans call "Roman Catholic?"