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Wilkerson: Who Makes US Foreign Policy

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Part of what I teach is how since World War II and the acquisition of this enormous power by what in essence is the new Rome in the world, the United States, part of the shift that takes place in manipulating and managing that new power is a centralization of foreign policy away from the old cabinet places where it used to take place, most prominently through the Foreign Service and through the secretary of state, to the White House and to the creation of the 1947 National Security Act, the National Security Council.

So if you ask me pro forma where does it exist today, it exists more in the National Security Council and its staff than it does anywhere else, certainly anywhere else in the cabinet. So what I'm saying is it's centralized in the White House.

But what does that mean in terms of, I think, your real question, who's behind the White House, and who's therefore behind U.S. foreign policy, more or less? I think the answer today is the oligarchs, which would be the same answer, incidentally, ironically, if you will, for Putin in Russia, the people who own the wealth, the people who therefore have the power and who more or less (and I'm not being too facetious here, I don't think) buy the president and thus buy American foreign policy. So that's as succinct an answer as I can give you and touch on a few historical points...

And you could say in some respects this shadow behind the power that makes money off war, period, no matter who's the belligerent, makes money off that volatility now, especially with computers that are able to assist them in doing so, like currency manipulation, for example, or just general speculation. With computers you can do it at lightning speed and you can do it in a nanosecond, and you can make billions in that nanosecond, and you don't care about what you're doing to the real economy, because you're raking in the dough.

Lawrence Wilkerson

You may watch the entire three video interview here.

Letter to Edward M. House
Warm Springs, November 21, 1933

My dear Friend:

...I had a nice talk with Jack Morgan the other day and he and he seemed more worried about Tugwell's speech than about anything else, especially when Tugwell said, "From now on property rights and financial rights will be subordinated to human rights." J.P.M. did not seem much troubled over the gold purchasing, and confessed that he had been completely misled in regard to the Federal expenditures.

The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the larger centers has owned the Government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson— and I am not wholly excepting the Administration of WW [Woodrow Wilson]— The country is going through a repetition of Jackson's fight with the Bank of the United Stated - only on a far bigger and broader basis.

I am having a grand rest and am catching up on much needed sleep. Take care of yourself and do write me soon.

Franklin Roosevelt


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And just how many factories do the poor build?
How many products do the poor bring to market?
How much tax revenues do the poor pay?
None is the correct answer to all of the above.

FDR was a national socialist.
I contend that the Democrats are socialists and the Republicans are fascists.
It would appear that nothing really changes except the names.

Why would any rational operator cede control of its wealth and wealth generating capacity to CNPs and naugys.
CNP: curious non-producers.
naugy: Those who ride the Naugahyde aka managers with no chips in the game.

The concept of helping the poor is just a smoke screen for organizing the poor to gain votes so another batch of dirt-bags can seize power.
Far better to maintain control by those who can effectively manage the economy. Otherwise you get Greece, Venezuela, and a plethora of third-world countries led by power hungry and intellectually stunted players intent on padding their own pocket book through government sanctioned theft.

Just once, tell me where socialism has worked. Just one enduring example. In the USA, the poor are poor by choice. I would assume the same for other countries as well. Otherwise rags to riches examples in every country wouldn't exist. And those examples happened in spite of government.
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And just how many factories do the poor build? How many products do the poor bring to market? How much tax revenues do the poor pay? None is the correct answer to all of the above. FDR was a national socialist. I contend that the Democrats are socialis  Read more
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