"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Below is the nine step process bankers have used to enslave us all with nary a peep of resistance until recent times. Hopefully recognition of this process can help us to free ourselves from the grip of bankers that wish to financially destroy us all.
(1) Teach lies as truth like “markets are free” and “we need to spread democracy to the rest of the world.” Plant agent provocateurs in all movements of resistance like OWS to discredit these movements whenever possible.
Bankers teach lies like “free markets exist” throughout all business curricula taught in the institutional academic system. When Central Banks set artificial interest rates, this means the free market is not setting interest rates. Bankers are rigging stock markets, real estate markets, currency markets, and commodity markets all for their benefit only and to the detriment of all other humans on our planet. Furthermore, if you study democratic principles and whether governments that claim to be democracies actually abide by these principles, you will discover that most every “democratic” government operates on a fascist platform and not a democratic one. Stating that a free market co-exists in a country in which a Central Bank retains the monopolistic power to set interest rates is as impossible a relationship as the physics maxim that states two objects cannot occupy the same space at the same time.
Furthermore, bankers use the lies they teach in school to further other lies like the existence of Capitalism. Without free markets, Capitalism cannot exist. If free markets do not exist anywhere in the world because Central Banks, and not the free market, set interest rates, then by logic, Capitalism cannot exist. Yet, I’ve met brainwashed subjects at Occupy Wall Street protests in Hong Kong that argued that the basis of people’s economic suffering today is Capitalism and that Communism is the answer to the world’s economic problems. This false belief also allows wretched misanthropes like former Fed Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan to deflect blame away from himself and write stupid articles full of lies like ”Don’t Blame Capitalism For All This Income Inequality” , an article in which he argues that capitalism and free markets should not be blamed for today’s global economic inequities between the bankers and the “have nots”. This typical reverse psychology ploy is one that banksters are notoriously fond of. By stating that you shouldn’t blame “capitalism and free markets” for global economic failures, Greenspan knows that since people don’t trust him, that they will fall into his trap and believe the opposite of what he says – that capitalism and free markets are responsible for the creation of massive global income inequities today even though neither “capitalism” in its purest sense nor “free markets” exist anywhere in the world. These clever psychological ploys also allow Greenspan to write the lie-filled article, “Fed Didn’t Cause the Housing Bubble” , and still have a large percentage of the masses gobble up and digest this disinformation without question like it was their daily breakfast cereal.
(2) Commandeer and effectively take over all control of global governments, mass media, state police, and federal military elements to suppress truth from reaching the masses.
Simon Johnson wrote about how bankers have taken over governments in his excellent article "The Quiet Coup" . These two excellent articles, here  and here , explain how banks directed state police and government surveillance agencies to crush all dissent and opposition to their criminal activities. The fact that state police and government agencies bowed down to the bankers like subservient servants proves that these countries in which such incidences are taking place have long been far more fascist than democratic. Mussolini or Pinochet could not have asked for better cooperation and greater obedience from state police and government surveillance agencies than the bankers received.
(3) Take over the education system, design it to dumb down instead of enlighten the masses, and export this model to the rest of the world.
Western bankers have funded and exported to the rest of the world an institutional academic system that serves as a behavior modifaction camp responsible for dumbing down young adults and turning them into obedient, non-thinking worker bees. This is how you create a New World Order in which just a few thousand bankers can capably control 7 billion people and keep them in line and obedient at all times. See here  for more information.
Bankers and industrialists like the Rockefellers and the Carnegies financed the development of our global education system during the American Industrial Revolution, and thus were able to promote the lies they wanted the masses to embrace such as the myth that America experienced a “revolution” in 1776 and that US President Abraham Lincoln ended slavery in 1863. The bankers were always happy to give the colonialists the illusion of gained “freedom” as an outcome of the “revolutionary” war in exchange for maintaining their control over the newly formed republic’s monetary supply. Thus, the Rothschild banking family quickly established the Bank of the United States (which has since become the US Federal Reserve today) through their colonialist agents in the United States in 1791. When this bank’s charter expired in 1811, Nathan Rothschild of the Bank of England and the Rothschild banking clan declared a grave warning: “Either the application for the renewal of the charter is granted, or the United States will find itself involved in a most disastrous war.” When US Congress chose not to renew the bank's charter, Nathan Rothschild responded, “Teach these impudent Americans a lesson. Bring them back to Colonial status.”
Even though African Americans were given their physical freedom in 1863, they were never granted their financial freedom by the bankers. How does Lincoln end slavery in America with his 1863 Emancipation Proclamation when just 50 years later, the bankers financially enslaved everyone with the founding of the US Federal Reserve. To declare that Abraham Lincoln ended “slavery” in America in 1863 is as big a myth as the lie that Columbus “discovered” a land called America. How does one “discover” a land that had already been inhabited for hundreds of years by millions of Indians? Furthermore, Columbus wasn’t even the first European to arrive in America as Vikings had beat him to this feat by hundreds of years. A.M. Reeves, N.L. Beamish and R.B. Anderson’s The Norse Discovery of America  documented in great detail the epic and ferocious battles between the Vikings and the Native inhabitants of Vinland (the Viking word for America) as far back as the 10th century, about 500 years before Columbus stumbled upon America. So how did Lincoln end slavery and how did Columbus discover America? The answer to both questions is that they did not. The end of physical enslavement was merely transformed into a new kind of slavery - financial and mental enslavement. After the Rothschilds, the Rockefellers, the Warburgs, JP Morgan, etc. were able to form the US Federal Reserve in 1913, bankers extended their financial slavery empire over not only blacks, but also over whites, over Asians, and over Latinos, extending their empire of slavery all over the world. Thus slavery was never eradicated in 1863.
(4) Teach young adults that a tax on tea and a tax on stamps caused the American colonialists to hate the British monarchy and triggered a successful revolt in 1776, when it was the debt enslavement component of the monetary system and the bankers’ system of theft through numerous taxes that truly caused the revolt.
Benjamin Franklin desired that the colonies issue their own debt-free, interest-free money called Colonial Scrip. As I’ve explained in (3), the Colonialists lost this battle and thus, there was never a successful “revolution” against the bankers in 1776 though bankers have ensured, through control of our education system, that they teach the lie in all American schools today that America gained its independence on July 4, 1776. Just to make sure all Americans believe this, we celebrate this faux Independence Day every year as a national holiday. If Americans learned that the people truly lost the Revolutionary War in 1776, this might incite another revolution today. This is why the bankers teach the lie of the people winning the Revolutionary War in all American schools.
(5) Learn from the mistakes of Kings by hiding the robberies of citizens’ money and disguising this robbery as a silent tax called “inflation”. Transform the violent method of tax collection that lead to the beheading of past members of nobility during Medieval times into a passive method of automatic deductions from paychecks.
Bankers studied previous Kings’ taxation system such as Great Britain’s King George’s system and his use of armed soldiers to collect these taxes. In 1765, King George sent 40,000 armed troops to assure collection of taxes from his subjects and he forced the colonists to also provide living quarters and food to his troops or risk being shot and killed. Bankers studied this method and learned that this type of violent armed method of collecting taxes would always lead to violent insurrection and revolt. Thus bankers learned how to steal our money today in a passive manner that is not nearly as offensive as the method employed by previous Kings throughout history.
Today, all of us still provide the money for the living quarters of bankers and provide all the money to feed the bankers but we do not realize it. The bankers have employed the exact same system of robbery that King George instituted against the American colonialists that infuriated them, but were clever enough to change the method by which they execute their brazen theft and extortion. Today bankers extort money from all of us through automatic deductions from each pay check so that there is no need to send armed soldiers to collect taxes from those that might resist this scam. Furthermore, they deliberately devalue money and rob every single human on the planet through the implementation of a “silent tax” called inflation.
(6) Engage in huge disinformation and propaganda campaigns to convince citizens in every country that income tax is not flat out robbery and not equivalent to King George’s act of sending 40,000 soldiers to force colonists to turn their hard-earned money over to him.
Bankers have successfully sold this lie by misinforming us and telling us that we receive benefits from our income tax payments and that it would be “unpatriotic” to even think for a second to not pay our income taxes to the bankers. In fact, the reality unearthed by the Grace Commission report  in January, 1984, under US President Ronald Reagan is this: "100% of what is collected [in income taxes] is absorbed solely by interest on the Federal Debt and by Federal Government contributions to transfer payments. In other words, all individual income tax revenues are gone before one nickel is spent on the services taxpayers expect from government." What are transfer payments? Payments for programs like welfare but also payments for programs like the massive 2008 $850 billion banker bailout program. Who receives interest payments on the Federal Debt? 100% of interest payments on the Federal Debt are directly funneled into the private banking accounts of the private banking families that own the Federal Reserve. So who is receiving nearly 100% of all income tax payments of all citizens in every country in the world? The answer is that nearly 100% of our income tax payments are transferred to just a few powerful private banking families. In fact, the Grace Commission report even hinted that the government performed studies to determine the outer limits of income taxation that they could get away with before it would trigger a revolt among the taxed citizenry.
(7) Sell concepts like “nationalism”, and incite religious-based and race-based hate to divide and conquer people from uniting against a segment of society (bankers) that commits a long list of atrocities that would have landed anyone else in jail centuries ago.
Bankers have been able to convince many blacks to blindly and stupidly support President Obama just because he is black and to falsely call anyone that also doesn’t support Obama a “racist”. Bankers have been able to convince many Jews to blindly and stupidly support Zionist agendas and cowardly and falsely accuse those that don’t support Zionist agendas of being an anti-semite. Bankers have been able to convince many people to blindly and stupidly support false wars and government agendas and label anyone that does not also support these items as “unpatriotic”, “un-American” or “un-whatever-country-you-are-from.”
Yes, bankers are behind all these hate-filled campaigns because they know that they can successfully divide and conquer the masses and if they do so, that a divided opposition will never be able to defeat them. They have also used their puppet Presidents and Prime Ministers to often perform favors for police and the military, such as increasing their pay and benefits, to falsely gain the loyalty and protection of those elements of society that should be most opposed to them. Bankers have taken their cue from big druglords and underworld crime bosses that have used these same tactics to gain the protection and loyalty of their communities. In Philadelphia, mobster Joey Merlino used to give away turkeys to housing project residents every Thanksgiving and throw Christmas parties for the homeless to gain the loyalty of people in his community despite his murderous ways. In the more expansive criminal drug underworld, ex-cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar was, and still is, considered a hero among many of the poor in Colombia for all the jobs he provided for them, not to mention all of his charity. In Mexico, the most violent druglord today, “El Chapo” Guzman, is often also viewed as a modern-day “Robin Hood” and a hero by the poor in Mexico and is afforded loyalty and protection among many of the poor for his many acts of benevolence for the poor.
However, it is a huge mistake of morality to overlook the massive crimes of our political and financial leaders for their “fake” charity work as it is a huge mistake of the poor to adore violent murderous druglords just because they make their lives better while they destroy the lives of millions. This very selfish attitude of “I don’t care what my leader does as long as he helps me out” even if he’s destroying the lives of hundreds of thousands, or millions of other people, is the very tactic that bankers choose to employ to effectively divide and conquer people. Instead of being loyal to someone just because of his skin color, religion, nationality or race, we all need to abandon our pre-disposed affinities for people that look like us or share our belief systems, and instead, start looking at these situations strictly on the basis of morality. We need to ask ourselves not the questions of mindless robots but rather tough questions such as,”Is what my President or Prime Minister doing moral?” If so, then support him. If not, then do everything you can to get him out of office no matter your race. Ask, “Is what my government doing moral?” If so, then support it. If not, then stop the stupid and divisive ad-hominem attacks against dissenters by wrongly labeling them as “unpatriotic” no matter your nationality. Ask, “Is Israel acting morally?” If so, support this nation-state. If not, then stop supporting it immediately no matter your religion.
It really is that simple. For people that are open minded enough to learn the truth about the ulterior motives of why the same bankers (Rothschilds) that were integral in founding the US Federal Reserve also were very integral in founding, and funding, the creation of Israel, as well as the Bank of Israel, watch Chapter 26 at 1:10:28 at Chapter 29 at 1:19:27 of this video . Though there are many things in this video I don’t agree with, I believe that these two chapters provide a legitimate explanation of how bankers have used the religion dissension surrounding Israel as part of their divide and conquer campaign against the entire world. These two segments are very careful to make the distinction between humanitarian, compassionate, authentic Jews and their misanthropic, inauthentic Zionist counterparts. In fact, I believe that the distinction between truly religious Jews and their radical Zionist counterparts is very similar to the distinction between radical Muslims and religious, moral Muslims and radical Christians and religious, moral Christians.
There are those that continually smear all Jews for many of the world's financial problems and not only do I believe this tactic to be wrong but I also believe that anyone that uses this tactic falls right into the banker trap of their divide and conquer strategies. The banker-funded Zionists are the small faction of Jews and non-Jews (US Vice President Joe Biden is a self-proclaimed Zionist ) that need to be investigated for creating global financial problems. Though this point is likely to generate the most hateful comments and unjustified criticism of any of the nine points of this article, consider this point. If you agree with the other eight points of this article, would it be worth the risk to discuss something entirely false as true, and that could potentially discredit the rest of this entire article? The answer, of course, is no. I only included this point after much careful research convinced me that the facts surrounding this point were well documented and because I believed that this point is crucial enough to include in the 9 main points of this article for anyone desiring to understand the truth about how bankers divide us and keep us from unifying against them. Consequently, please have an open enough mind to consider the possibility of the truth of this point as well and research the facts before you close your mind to a view that may differ from the one you currently hold.
(8) Falsely teach people that paper fiat currency and paper derivative products offered by bogus gold and silver derivative markets of the LBMA and COMEX are better stores of value and purchasing power than physical gold and physical silver, even though the below chart displays the incredible progression in the prices of gold and silver every year in USD since 2001.
The London price-fix of gold has risen for 13 straight years and silver has risen 11 out of the last 13 years. Thus, it is completely bizarre that the vast majority of the investing public are still scared off by declarations of banking shills and commercial banking investment advisers that tout global paper stocks such as Chipotle Grill, Facebook, and Bank of America as better investments than physical gold & silver, which they describe as “risky”. Volatile, yes. Risky, no.
Because of (1) through (8), most citizens, especially those that live in the West and have been subjected to generations of banker propaganda, have no understanding of the fact that downside volatility in gold and silver is introduced artificially through computer HFT (High Frequency Trading) algorithms and bear no reflection upon the reality of physical gold and physical silver supply-demand determinants. Because nearly 100% of the things bankers teach us in school and through the media about the global monetary system and financial markets is a lie, I see, time and time again, masses of people befuddled by gold and silver price movements to the downside that have no fundamental basis of explanation and that can only be explained by banker manipulative games. This occurs among those of us that have no understanding of points (1) through (7) of this article. Thus, to this date, shockingly most people have not taken advantage of the crystal clear gold and silver trend shown in the above timeline and have no idea that converting their fiat paper currencies or fiat GLD & SLV ETFs into real assets like physical gold and silver can serve as a very effective weapon to fight back against banker criminality. Though it makes no sense to put faith in a piece of paper that has almost no intrinsic value and is truly a barbarous relic and to forgo ownership of real hard assets like physical gold and physical gold, the majority of masses, due to internalization of steps (1) through (7), continue to ignore reality and logic. However, read this excerpt from the book The Golden Gift, to understand how converting paper fiat currency into real assets like physical gold and physical silver can help re-establish our economic freedoms and help cut our bondages of financial slavery imposed upon us by the bankers.
(9) Teach people that the law is the final word so that they believe that anything legal is moral and anything illegal is immoral. The bankers have flipped the paradigm of morality on its head by convincing people that anything legal is moral and anything illegal is immoral when in fact, many things they have legislated as illegal is still moral and many things they have legislated as legal is highly immoral.
If truly moral people ran the world, probably 50% of the things legislated as legal would become illegal and 50% of the things legislated as illegal would become legal overnight. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime 2012 World Drug Report, heroin, cocaine, and all other "illegal" drugs killed about 200,000 people last year. On the contrary, an estimated 100,000 to 450,000 deaths occur from "legal" prescription drugs  every year in the United States alone, and in 2009, "legal" prescription drugs were responsible for 4.5 million hospital visits. However, due to a lack of focus by law enforcement agencies on "legal" drugs, accurate statistics of deaths from legal pills varies widely, and if I had to guess, I would say that the Big Pharma lobbyists do everything in their power to suppress the true number of deaths every year that occur globally due to their "legal" drugs. Thus, the War on Drugs is more about the parties that profit from it than about a sincere desire to abolish the murder and crime associated with it. There really should be a War on All Wars instead. Because of the creation of unthinking sheep that our education system produces, far too many people today react instinctively by thinking that anything illegal is wrong and that anything legal is right, thus diminishing their ability to recognize that our modern banking system amounts to a legalized institution of financial slavery.
As always, never believe anything printed or stated on TV “news” channels (especially CNN – just google “Amber Lyon” to understand why) unless you independently verify it yourself, including everything in this article. Unfortunately there are more lies than truth circulating among all mass media distribution channels today so nothing should be accepted at face value. You must verify everything yourself until you are satisfied that you have arrived at the truth. Uncover the truth, and when you do, do everything you can to spread the uncovered truth to the four corners of the earth. This is how we will regain our freedoms.
About the author: JS Kim is the founder and Managing Director of SmartKnowledgeU, a fiercely independent investment research & consulting firm that focuses on gold & silver  as a means of resisting the tyranny of the global banking cartel and of restoring sound money that would lay the foundation for the reintroduction of sustainable, organic economic growth to the world. Follow him on twitter @smartknowledgeu , get his free newsletter available here , and read a free excerpt of his book The Golden Gift here .