In an impeccably researched essay, "Ascendancy of a Financial Criminal Elite," Prof. James Petras details the rise of a power elite which he describes as the super wealthy of America and Europe: â€œNever in the history of the United States have we witnessed crimes committed on the scale and scope of the present day by both private and state elites.....the super-wealthy and their families have as much as $32 trillion (USD) of hidden assets in offshore tax havens, representing up to $280 billion in lost income tax revenue! This study excluded such non-financial assets as real estate, precious metals, jewels, yachts, race horses, luxury vehicles and so on. Of the $32 trillion in hidden assets, $23 trillion is held by the super-rich of North America and Europe .â€
The super wealthy mainly consist of an elite consortium of global corporatists and bankers:
"England â€™s leading banks, including Barclayâ€™s and a host of others, have been identified as having rigged the LIBOR, or inter-bank lending rate, for years in order to maximize profits. The Bank of New York, JP Morgan, HSBC, Wachovia and Citibank are among scores of banks, which have been charged with laundering drug money and other illicit funds according to investigations from the US Senate Banking Committees. Multi-national corporations receive federal bailout funds and tax exemptions and then, in violation of publicized agreements with the government, relocate plants and jobs in Asia and Mexico .â€
The modern power elite are the spiritual heirs of Illuminist philosophies such as the Ancient Mysteries, pre-Christian and Christian era Gnosticism, Theosophy, Hermeticism, esoteric Free Masonry and occult New Age spirituality, thus they are Luciferians said William Still in his classic work, â€œNew World Order: The Ancient Plan of Secret Societies." Still summarizes Luciferianism as a religion that teaches that man,
â€œâ€¦can evolve, through initiatory steps, into a god state himself.â€ (Still, p. 27)
The goal of Illuminism is worldwide totalitarianism in the form of socialism or communism, hence it fosters the atheism, amorality, chaos, blood-letting and revolution necessary for the undermining and overthrow of already existing governments.
Still reveals that Socialism, Communism and Fascism have their origins in Luciferian Illuminism and summarizes its ultimate goals in the following five points:
1. Abolition of all ordered governments and national boundaries 2. Abolition of private property and inheritances 3. Abolition of patriotism and nationalism 4. Abolition of family life and the institution of marriage, and the establishment of cradle-to-grave state-controlled communal education 5. Abolition of all religion with particular emphasis upon orthodox Christianity and faithful Judaism
In a Pravda article entitled, â€œAmerican Capitalism Gone with a Whimper,â€ author Stanislav Mishin reveals that Holy Russia was the "initial testing grounds" for Communism and "a bloody test it was.â€ (American Capitalism Gone with a Whimper, Stanislav Mishin, Pravda.Ru)
Who financed the bloody test? â€œWall Street,â€ says Mishin.
In his book â€œThe Naked Capitalist,â€ W. Cleon Skousen exposes an unholy alliance of American and European bankers and capitalists collectively defined as â€œWall Streetâ€ by Mishin. Skousen verifies his findings through the writings of Harvard and Princeton professor emeritus Dr. Carroll Quigley. Quigley, who confessed to being an insider and confidant of the power elite was professor of history at the Foreign Service School of Georgetown University as well as mentor to Bill Clinton. In his opus, â€œTragedy and Hope: A History of Our Timeâ€ (1966) Quigley deliberately reveals one of the worldsâ€™ best kept secrets: the existence of a gigantic leviathan of political and economic power poised to seize control of the planet.
Quigley's 1300-page book named major insider power groups controlling and directing the strange downward-spiraling descent of America in conjunction with an attempt to manipulate a world socialist order.
In "The Power Elite's Historical Outline," historian and political analyst Dennis L. Cuddy outlines the political and economic aspects of the power elite's activities over hundreds of years. Cuddy notes that the power elite,
" could not achieve ultimate success...unless they could shift the values of the people away from those of THE HOLY BIBLE toward those of the secular humanists today."
Cuddy's historical outline is here: http://www.newswithviews.com/Cuddy/dennis235.htm
Past and present members of the elite's inner circle have been or are today for example, the Rothschilds, J.P. Morgan, and the Carnegie and Rockefeller families:
"By the early 1900s, hereditary PE member John D. Rockefeller had his agents in every hamlet in the land and a 1911 St. Louis Post-Dispatch cartoon by Robert Minor shows Rockefeller with fellow PE members J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, etc. welcoming Karl Marxâ€™s â€œSocialismâ€ to Wall Street." (The Power Elite's Historical Outline, Cuddy)
Quigley affirms that right from the start the power elite have been financing and controlling Marxist-Communist-Socialist groups,
â€œâ€¦the power thatâ€¦Left-wingers exercised was never their own power or communist power butâ€¦the power of the international financial coterie.â€ (p. 954, Tragedy and Hope)
Because the power elite's plan calls for the synthesis of capitalism and communism, National Socialism (Nazism) was used to facilitate the synthesis said Cuddy:
"...the brains of the Nazi movement (Himmler, Bormann, etc.) developed a secret plan to control much of the worldâ€™s economy within two generations (about now), and with a continued alliance with the Muslim Brotherhood beginning in the 1930s until today." (ibid, Cuddy)
This means that the hands of the criminal elite drip with the blood of hundreds of millions of men, women, and children murdered by Marxist Communists, Socialist Nazis, and now the Muslim Brotherhood as well as with the blood of millions of aborted babies, their extermination financed and directed for the goal of eugenics.
Quigley exposed the existence of the power elite because he says, it is now too late for the little people to turn the tide. He urges them to not fight the noose which is already around their necks, for they will only hang themselves:
â€œOn the other hand, those who go along with the immense pressure which is beginning to be felt by all humanity will eventually find themselves in a man-made millennium of peace and prosperity.â€ (The Naked Capitalist, Skousen, pp. 4-6)
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Mishin knows what the vast majority of Americans do not know---that the power elite are behind the strange suicide and demoralization of America. He adds that guided by the lessons learned from the Russian experiment, the power elite and their vast network of conspirators have been stealthily preparing Americans to submit to totalitarianism â€œfor the past century..."
The lessons learned,
â€œwere taken and used properly to prepare the American populace for the surrender of their freedoms and souls, to the whims of their elites and betters.â€
Among the lessons applied:
â€œFirst the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard educationâ€¦â€ then â€œtheir faith in God was destroyed, until their churches, all tens of thousands of (them) were for the most part little more than Sunday circuses and their televangelists and top protestant mega preachers were more than happy to sell out their souls and flocks to be on the â€˜winningâ€™ side of one pseudo Marxist politician or another.â€ (Mishin, ibid)
Though damning, Dr. Petras examination of the criminal elite is nevertheless linear. Left unanalyzed is the spiritual dimension involving the ancient pantheist idea that man can spiritually evolve, through initiatory steps, into a god state. This is where we discover that the hope of reincarnation, even of spiritual evolution into deity, has been the long-term motivater of the criminal elite going back to before the turn of the century.
Though the criminal elite are responsible for forcing Darwinism onto a gullible public, their interest in it mainly revolves around the usefulness of Social Darwinism and the inversion of history and values that go with it. After all, if the masses are simply evolved hominids with some superior to others, then eugenics and other crimes against humanity are justified.
Cuddy observes that power elite insider Prof.John Ruskin at Oxford University had very quickly picked up on this idea saying he believed that he and the rest of the Anglo-Saxon elite represented the best northern blood:
"This attitude was acted upon by Ruskin disciple Cecil Rhodes, who in 1891 formed the secret Society of the Elect "to take the government of the whole world," in Rhodes' own words." (Cuddy, ibid)
Darwinism has other uses such as closing the door to the living God Who exists outside the time-space dimension. With the heavenly dimension closed off all that exists is nature (matter) and it's causes, as Enrico Ferri (1856-1926), a prominent socialist of his day and editor of the socialist daily Avanti makes clear:
"....modern positive science...has substituted the conception of natural causality for the conception of miracles and divinity....I add that not only is Darwinism not contrary to socialism, but that it forms one of its fundamental scientific premises. As Virchow justly remarked, socialism is nothing else than the logical and vital outcome partly of Darwinism and partly of Spencerian evolution."
With the living God out of the picture, nonliving matter and evolution assume miracle-producing divine properties according to Gustav Wetter:
"...matter itself continually attains to higher perfection under its own power, thanks to indwelling dialectic...the dialectical materialists attribution of 'dialectic' to matter confers on it, not mental attributes only, but even divine ones." (Dialectical Materialism, Gustav A. Wetter, 1977, p. 58)
When Darwinism was eventually spiritualized by Teilhardism, the power elites were more than ready to eagerly embrace Swami Vivekananda upon his arrival at the Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893:
"He was immediately lionized by high society in Boston and New York. Philosophers at Harvard were mightily impressed. Many wealthy high society types and intellectuals reverted to the Buddhist idea that self is an illusion. They constituted a '... hard core of disciples who supported him and his grandiose dream: the evangelizing of the Western world by....Vedantic (monistic) Hinduism." (Orthodoxy and the Religion of the Future, Fr. Seraphim Rose, p. 21).
Vedanta Societies were established in America and Europe for the purpose of injecting Vedantic ideas into the bloodstream of the West and America. Among those who helped disseminate Vedanta monism were Aldous Huxley, Christopher Isherwood, Somerset Maugham, and Teilhard de Chardin.
The Sixties witnessed a whole series of Indian gurus make their mark on the student generation. Popular culture was introduced to any number of nature- beliefs, from Vedanta monism, Zen Buddhism, pantheism, panentheism, reincarnation and karma to belief in a vague immanent 'force,' World Soul, Gaia (Mother Earth) and Teilhard de Chardin's Omega Point:
".....de Chardin believed that humanity could achieve a form of Godhood or a high level of spirituality called the Omega Point. This was an evolutionary process that everyone could attain through discipline and dedication to the path of enlightenment." (Reflections of the Omega Point, Frank Tipler, omegapoint.org)
Darwinism remains useful to the criminal elite hence it's presence throughout Western schools, universities and other mind-shaping institutions. But for the criminal elite there is Teilhardâ€™s spiritual conception together with the idea of evolution inherent within Eastern systems.
In his book, "One World," Tal Brooke, President of the Spiritual Counterfeits Project---a Berkeley research organization and think-tank---speculates that the criminal elite are the wealthy powerful elite depicted in Revelation as worshipping the Dragon. The Illumined Luciferian elite have been preparing the world for the Dragon's totalitarian messiah--the Beast. (p. 245)
When the Devil-empowered Beast arrives the global merchants and banker kings "being of one mind" (a conspiracy) throw their trillions of dollars at his feet:
"These (kings) have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast." (Rev. 17:13)