Comment: The article does not really demolish the hypothesis.

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The article does not really demolish the hypothesis.

In any event, as I said on the other OP introducing the study in question, all governments are oligarchies, notwithstanding the ostensible form they present, whether monarchy, autocracy, hierocracy, aristocracy or democracy.

There is a well worn saying attributed to Mayer Amschel Rothschild: "Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes the laws." This was actually very ingenuous because the entire purpose of acquiring the monopoly on the issuance of a nation's currency is to gain control of the legislative function and make all the laws. This then leads to the final fusion of State, Banking and Corporate power, with the money power in control, that we see everywhere in the world today. It is called Fascism.

This has always been the case, especially since the invention of private banking in the Assyrian Empire around the seventh century B.C. The bankers discovered that the safest and most profitable activity for them was to lend to the rulers, who sought to expand their territories through conquest, and this eventually gave the money lenders control of the government, albeit invisibly, which suited their purposes.

This incestuous relationship is the quintessence of corruption and it has applied throughout history in every civilisation. Lord Acton, the British historian and moralist said: ""Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men." He said this in 1887, at a time in British history when the British Empire, during the reign of Queen Victoria, was at its zenith of power and was considered, at least by its people, to be the most moral, civilised and decent society on Earth. Such is the power of self deception through propaganda and education. There are many, many such examples in the world today, not least of course the United States of America, probably the most self deceived nation on the planet. No number of laws or regulations will change this since it arises from the very nature of men.

I watched the Aaron Russo documentary "America: From Freedom to Fascism" last week having watched it nine years ago. It is the film that woke me up finally to the real nature of the world system. This time it was even more powerful because I have learned much more since then and saw many things in the movie that I had missed on the first occasion. It is well worth watching for anyone who has not seen it or who has not viewed it for some time.

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)