Culture Wars/Current Controversies

The Century of Wall Street

May 15, 2023

“Antony Sutton comes to conclusions that are uncomfortable for many businessmen and economists. For this reason his work tends to be either dismissed out of hand as ‘extreme’ or, more often, simply ignored.”

~ Richard Pipe, Survival Is Not Enough: Soviet Realities and America’s Future

“For impressive evidence of Western participation in the early phase of Soviet economic growth, see Antony C. Sutton’s Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development, 1917-1930”

~ Zbigniew Brzezinski, Between Two Ages

A very carefully curated image of the history of the twentieth century has been produced by the financial interests that represent Wall Street, one in which the US is always cast as the good guy whose soldiers “die to make men free.” This self congratulatory narrative is of course false and many today see through it. But what we have are narratives that international Communism (1917-1991) and the rise of Nazi Germany (1933-1939) were serious threats to Western Capitalist democracies and were locked in a brutal conflict for total supremacy. This narrative is still believed by many. Couple this with the cultural shockwaves of the 1960s and domestic policies in the US, which are cast as an “organic” and “spontaneous” effulgence of the people and you have a pretty standard narrative of the twentieth century. It may shock the reader to hear that this is nearly all totally a lie. Not that the facts and events and dates and battles are false; those did happen, what is a lie is what is left out. The lie is of omission. Wall Street was behind both the rise of Communism, Hitler and the Cultural Revolution in the West in the 1960’s. The works of Antony Sutton, Kerry Bolton, Michael Walker, G. Edward Griffin, Carroll Quigley and E. Michael Jones to name a few, paint a picture of a subversive cabal of Corporate and Deep State interests that shaped the world we live in. This essay will briefly sketch out facts of the twentieth century from this new perspective. Of necessity, this will be only a very broad outline the arc of twentieth century history, but I hope will be a starting point for future research and discussion.

1913 will resound down the ages as a year as eventful as Caesar crossing the Rubicon or Columbus sailing across the Atlantic to find the new world. This marks the beginning of the US Federal Reserve Bank. This institution is a creature of and an expression of the will of the great financial magnates of the US: Rockefeller, Carnegie, Ford, Du Pont etc. This was the resurgence of the demon of the National Bank destroyed by the Jacksonian democrats in the 1837. Their goal as described in interviews with Norman Dodd, head investigator of Reece Committee, by G. Edward Griffon and Stan Monteith, that the goal of this financial cabal was to radically change the United States socially through war. They realized that during war, the government could declare states of emergency and radically alter social life as a result. The entire twentieth century needs to be seen in this light. It engineered and contrived “emergencies” of both a domestic and international variety in order to shape America in their vision. For a more detailed account of the formation of the Federal Reserve Bank, see G. Edward Griffins “The Creature From Jeykll Island.”


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