The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to the doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can "throw the rascals out" at any election without leading to any profound or extreme shifts in policy.Carrol Quigley was a professor of history at Georgetown University, but more importantly, was the official historian of the elite Insiders. He is the only person allowed to examine the early minutes of the Council on Foreign Relations. His book, Tragedy and Hope linked above, is a boil-down of what he discovered from those minutes and his experience from hanging around these Elites. There's nothing mystical or mysterious about it: over time, some families and interests have been able to accumulate enough wealth and influence in order to remake our constitutional republic into a system that is predictable and controllable. Remember what Fred Howe said in his famous book, Confessions of a Monopolist:
- Carrol Quigley, Tragedy and Hope
These are the symbols, more magic than those of some prince of the Arabian Nights, by which to rule the game. First, let Society work for you; and, second, make a business of politics. Upon an understanding of these rules the great fortunes of America have almost all been reared, from those of the early Argonauts who built the Pacific railways from the sale of government bonds and generous land grants, to the modern princes of finance who have capitalized iron ore underlying the barren lumber lands of Minnesota at thousands of millions; the franchises of New York at hundreds of millions, and the sugar, tobacco and many other trusts at many times their value. These are the rules of big business. They have superseded the teachings of our parents and are reducible to a simple maxim: Get a monopoly; let Society work for you; and remember that the best of all business is politics, for a legislative grant, franchise, subsidy or tax exemption is worth more than a Kimberly or Comstock lode, since it does not require any labor, either mental or physical, for its exploitation.
--Frederick C. Howe, Confessions of a Monopolist, page 157, published 1906Upon further investigation, I have come to the conclusion that these rules of business have long since gone beyond our borders and have been practiced all over the world by the monopoly men. As we have been learning ins exploring the interlock between Wall Street and Marxists, we are finding that this formula soon took a deadly turn when deadly force of government was used to assert the monopolists will on an unwilling and largely unwitting public. Most people are unaware that we have a Federal Reserve, much less that it is a private banking cartel front. But listen to Carrol describe how the Communists fit into the whole mix:
There does exist and has existed for a generation an international Anglophile network which operates, to some extent, in the way the radical Right believes the Communists act. In fact, this network, which we may identify as the Round Table Groups, has no aversion to cooperating with the Communists, or any other groups, and frequently does so. I know of the operations of this network because I have studied it for twenty years and was permitted for two years, in the early 1960's, to examine its papers and secret records. I have no aversion to it or to most of its aims and have, for much of my life, been close to it and to many of its instruments. I have objected, both in the past and recently, to a few of its policies (notably to its belief that England was an Atlantic rather than a European Power and must be allied, or even federated, with the United States and must remain isolated from Europe), but in general my chief difference of opinion is that it wishes to remain unknown, and I believe its role in history is significant enough to be known.
-- Carrol Quigley, Tragedy and HopeSo for those audio/visual learners, I'll present the G. Edward Griffin lecture, The Quigley Formula.
If you don't have time for the whole thing, I strongly urge you to check out the last 20 minutes on the futility of voting for Kang or Chang and expecting different results.