The Real Vampires: An Insider’s View of Banks

The Inside Scoop from Bill Clinton’s Mentortragedy and hope


By Dr Stuart Jeanne Bramhall


Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time by Carroll Quigley* (1966 Macmillan) is an exacting account of how the Bank of England, the Federal Reserve, the European central banks, and the giant investment banks that dominate them (e.g. Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan) came to control all western governments.

According to Quigley, banks have controlled western society – by manipulating the money supply – since the creation of the Bank of England and the fractional reserve lending system in 1694. Moreover, owing to the secrecy under which they operate, Quigley asserts that most elected officials are totally unaware of the immense control central and investment banks exert over the so-called democratic process.

He describes in exhaustive detail how all historical inflationary and deflationary crises, panics, wars, recessions and depressions were orchestrated behind the scenes by the banking establishment, for the purpose of increasing their private wealth. In his epic portrayal of three centuries of western civilization, he also describes how the banking aristocracy financed the rise of Communism in Russia, China and Eastern Europe, as well as bringing Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin and Roosevelt to power and guiding their governments from behind the scenes.

How Banks Create Money “Out of Nothing”

The single act, according to Quigley, that guaranteed Britain’s two century preeminence over the rest of the world was the development (in 1694), by British investment banks, of the fractional reserve lending system. This system allowed English investment banks to be the first in the world to lend money (to industry and the British government) that they created out of thin air. He goes on to list the banking dynasties that have held near absolute control of the global money supply since 1694, starting with banking cartel formed by Frankfurt banker Meyer Rothschild. At the time of his death, Rothschild’s five sons each controlled a major investment bank in Vienna, London, Naples, Paris and Frankfurt. Quigley lists the investment bank formed by the J.P. Morgan family as second to the Rothschild banks in power and influence, followed by the Baring Brothers, Morgan Grenfell, the Lazard Brothers, Erlanger, Warbur, Shroder, Seligman, the Speyers, Mirabaud, Mallet and Fould.

The Council on Foreign Relations

Quigley also writes about the network of secret round tables of international corporate and banking elites started by Cecil Rhodes and expanded by his followers with his sizable estate. At their founding, they had the stated purpose of spreading British the virtues of “ruling class” tradition throughout the English speaking world and solidifying the political power and influence of the British Empire. The US Council on Foreign Relations, one of the secret round tables started by Rhodes’ followers, was started in 1919, with the explicit goal of influencing the foreign and domestic policies of a former colony over which Britain no longer had direct control.

How English Banks Controlled the US Government

According to Quigley, the US was consistently a debtor nation prior to World War I. Following the 1776 revolution, US government and businesses continued to borrow funding for industrial and colonial expansion from English and European investment banks. The American banker, JP Morgan, collaborated with European investment banks to dictate US foreign and domestic policy. They did so by threatening to destroy the US economy by 1) refusing to renew treasury bonds (i.e. money the government borrowed from banks to fund public spending 2) causing a panic by throwing large numbers of shares on the stock market or 3) destroying the value of railroads and other companies the banks owned by loading them up with worthless assets.

As Quigley relates, they engaged in all three tactics at various times throughout the 19th century, resulting in a series of booms, panics, recessions and depressions that wreaked havoc on American economic development.

How Bankers Engineered, World War I, Bolshevism, Nazism and the Great Depression

The most disturbing section of Tragedy and Hope describes how international bankers engineered (he describes their secret meetings) World War I and what Quigley calls the Banker-Engendered Deflationary Crisis of 1927-40 (aka the Great Depression). Following the 1870 unification under Bismarck, Germany experienced a rapid burst of industrialization, generating sufficient profit that they ceased to rely on investment banks to finance either business or government. They also threatened global bankers by competing with England and other European countries for export markets.

While engineering the first world war to put Germany in her place, the world banking cabal simultaneously hatched a scheme to destabilize Russia (which was making claims on Balkan members of the former Ottoman Empire) by secretly funding the Bolsheviks and other Russian revolutionaries.

Financing Hitler and the Nazis

When the the first world war ended in 1918, public debt in Western Europe and the US had increased by 1000%. In 1929, the austerity measures global banks forced on the US, England, France and other European countries led to widespread bankruptcies and unemployment and the virtual collapse of foreign trade.

Except in Germany. The global banking elite used the wealth generated from debt repayment to finance rapid German re-industrialization and militarization and the Nazi movement started by Hitler. The main German corporations funding Hitler were IG Farben, Siemens, Bayer, Daimler Benz, Porsche/Volksvagen and Krupp. In addition to Henry Ford and William Randolph Hearst, the important US banks and corporations who financed Hitler’s rise to power included Kodak, Coca-Cola, DuPont, Standard Oil, IBM, Random House and Chase Bank.

* Late mentor to former president Bill Clinton, Princeton, Harvard and Georgetown professor Carroll Quigley also served as an adviser to the Pentagon and Foreign Service.

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22 Responses to "The Real Vampires: An Insider’s View of Banks"

  1. mcfadden  March 30, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    The liberation and subsequent revival of America could be effected simply by transferring the money creation power out of the hands of the Zionsts at the Feral Reserve and back to Congress, which certainly never had the right to “outsource” their constitutional responsibility for this function. In tandem with this action, the repatriation of vast stores of assets would be realized by nationalizing the assets of the long time traitors to this nation, the Rockefellers. Add to this the assets to be gleaned from the nationalization of those financial institutions which engaged in the sedition of the “subprime” debacle – ALL of those too big too fail – and every Rothschild or Warburg financial entity with assets here – and America would indeed rise like the Phoenix, reborn from the ashes of the carcass Amerika, whose hideous body has been sculpted by the actions of these traitors in our midst.
    I would tell this to Gen. Dempsey, but if you don’t know this much at this point, conversing is no use.


    • Lasher  April 7, 2014 at 3:05 pm

      Very good and well written post mc. Another thing to consider is the whereabouts of all the gold that has been stolen out of Fort Knox and other countries by the banksters and their cronies, not to mention the 9 trillion dollars missing from the Pentagon.

  2. Todd Marshall  March 28, 2014 at 7:49 am

    Money is “a promise to complete a trade” … always has been … always will be. And promises are created out of thin air so it should come as no surprise that money is created out of thin air. Money created without such a promise is counterfeit (an immediate default) … which can also be created out of thin air. The key is managing the Medium of Exchange (MOE) in such a way that INFLATION is zero all the time everywhere, trading promises are freely certified, defaults are monitored and met with immediate interest collections of like amount, and counterfeits are recovered through interest collections of like about. When the promised trade is delivered, the certificates (money) are returned as promised and extinguished. In the mean time they circulate as perfect items of barter, never losing their value and enjoying acceptance in all trades. In this way, by the relation INFLATION = DEFAULT – INTEREST we see just how INFLATION can be guaranteed to be zero. And once INFLATION is zero and held there, you have the perfect money. Traders (like you and me), not bankers, are in control.

    Todd Marshall
    Plantersville, TX

  3. Snoopy  March 28, 2014 at 3:45 am

    I echo the clearly voiced corrections concerning the miscategorization of A. Hitler and the NSDAP as a disingenous political instrument of international bankers and ruthless war profiteers. Granted it’s a tough narrative to throw off, given the length and scale of politically motovated negative branding applied to the topic within textbooks, movies, docudramas, and the like. It can be argued no other person or place in history has been so purposely mischaracterized. In decades past scant little else was available. However that is no longer the case. The internet arrived and coincidentially so did a practical avalanche of previously hidden speech recordings, books, personal diaries, and the like seized and hidden away behind the Iron Curtain. As humanity ever increasingly finds itself sliding into a virtual hell of institutionalized political corruption & criminality, police brutality, judicial misconduct, endless wars of deception, environmental exploitation and destruction, debt slavery, unemployment, the descent of the middle class and the return of slave labor…all facilitated by usurpted or forceably installed puppet governments who serve not their people and nation, as did Adolph Hitler and the NSDAP, but rather a ruling cabal of banking fraudsters and Christ hating practicioners of Babylonian Kabbalah. The very same subversive threat to peace and prosperity the German people (and others) freeded themselves of between 1933-1945. For that brief moment the people of Germany experienced a societial rebirth, what can be described as a modern day Rennassiance. We destroyed that moment. Corrupt politicians tricked and lied our forefathers into doing the devil’s work. Overly trusting and underinformed, they just didn’t know better. However at this late hour the mask has come off. Resources of knowledge exist today that were not available decades ago. As the noose of censorship tightens the internet as we now know it will cease to exist. Please, anyone who seeks a platform for truth in this age of lies please reexamine history, set aside falsely held perceptions, and then reevaluate your worldview. Alex Jones destroys his credibility with every Hitler cliche he utters. Said Hitlerisms fly out from his mouth with a regularity and blatantly obvious PR twist that questions concerning his motives are unavoidable. This place and the people who contribute is better than that. I hope.

    • Lasher  April 7, 2014 at 3:13 pm

      Snoopy, that was a terrific post, and very accurate. If the internet is taken over by the international, Zionist, Jewish, banking cabal, it will make a lot of progress recently made toward freeing the world from their grip much more difficult. There will never be a better medium for the dissemination of truth. Keep up the good work and so will I.

  4. Kevin Moore  March 27, 2014 at 11:48 pm

    The way understand it, Banks so called money is only a receipt issued from the debit side of the ledger to balance the asset lodged in the form of a promissory note or other negotiable instrument.Banks do not have any ‘money’.Borrowers finance their own “loans”.It is a con that is so simple it is simply unbelievable.

    • Kevin Moore  March 28, 2014 at 12:40 pm

      http //

      Banks don’t lend money

      Professor Hyman Minsky once wrote “Banking is not money lending; to lend, a money lender must have money. The fundamental banking activity is accepting, that is, guaranteeing that some party is creditworthy. A bank, by accepting a debt instrument, agrees to make specified payments if the debtor will not or cannot”.

      “Banking is not money lending”? Surely some mistake! Why would an economist as famous as Professor Minsky make such an outrageous sounding statement?… Well the answer is that its perfectly true. Crazy though it sounds, banks don’t lend money at all. To understand why this is the case we must understand some technicalities about money……..”

    • Lasher  April 7, 2014 at 3:16 pm

      Isn’t it strange that every “economist” is a Jew?

  5. Kevin Moore  March 27, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    See Veterans Today –
    “Hitler and the Banksters The Abolition of Interest-Servitude”
    by Dr. Ingrid Rimland Zundel
    “….A new Reichsbank law, which was promulgated on June 15, 1939, made the bank “UNCONDITIONALLY SUBORDINATED TO THE SOVEREIGNTY OF THE STATE.”(17) Article 3 of the law decreed that the bank should be “directed and managed according to the instructions and under the supervision of the Fuehrer and Reich Chancellor.”(18) Hitler was now his own banker, but having departed from the fold of international swindlers and usurers he would, like Napoleon Bonaparte, suffer the same fate an unnecessary war followed by the ruination of his people and country….”

  6. Jack Heart  March 27, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    I remember when Dr. Bramhall first brought Carroll Quigley up on Open Salon. Still in denial I refused to believe the logical conclusions of Quigley’s work. I thought they were the engine that drove the current rise anti Semitism. Gradually I have come to admit to myself that it is Judaism that is that engine. I owe Carroll Quigley an apology.

  7. Preston James, Ph.D  March 27, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Excellent, extremely well written article that connects all the basic dots behind the hijacking of America by the zionist City of London/Israeli banking/crime complex. It’s all driven by racial delusions, gross lust and perversion and hatred of all goyim and Christian culture. The American people must wake up and rise up in mass against these hijackers and usurpers who are hard at work murdering American goyim and asset stripping America bare through the illegal, unConstitutional Federal reserve. The so-called fed, a private Delare Corp is nothing more than institutional ancient babylonian money Magic aka “money from nothin” and “debt for free” with the bank owning the debt and you paying the interest to them to be able to use your own so-called money.

  8. 60sstreetpunk  March 27, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Yes, comments section is good and complements articles.
    I read Quigley’s book many years back.
    I guess modern times show that bankers and zionists want mideast under control and no sooner were we saying we were ending our combat role in Iraq in 2010 then it was bombs away in Egypt, Morrocco, Libya, Syria, and others
    and now we have Ukraine

    I wish I had a crystal ball.

  9. truthman  March 27, 2014 at 8:12 am

    It is so refreshing to see the degree of awareness of the VT readership in the comments section of this article. Yes, there is a reason that Hitler was the “Time Magazine Man of the Year” in 1938 before all the media was taken over by the Zionists. Hitler’s demise was his rejection of international Zionist usury, pure and simple. More recent examples would be JFK, Saddam Hussein, Muammar Gadaffi, Hugo Chavez, Ahmadinejad of Iran and any leader of a sovereign nation stupid enough to want to free his people from the bandage of Zionist usury. Of ALL of the myths one was must come to terms with as a ‘truthseeker,’ discovering the myth of Hitler is the most shocking. The information manipulation took the Zionists to seer this lie in to the human genome would not be possible today, thanks to the world wide web. But, there are still plenty of willing sheeple who cannot take their eyes off of FOX, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS and NBC ready to go nuke Putin, even though most here at VT would vote him POTUSA over anyone since JFK. Perhaps John Kaminski is right about using the “Hitler Test” to determine if someone is truly awakened. http //
    Peace on you all!

    • truthman  March 27, 2014 at 8:28 am

      Here’s a better link for kaminski’s “The Hitler Test.” http // the-hitler-test&catid=138 kaminski&Itemid=2264

      And another myth buster is Justice for Germans here http //

  10. Yehuda_Abraham  March 27, 2014 at 4:54 am

    Have to agree with the commentators below. Repeating the absolute lie that Hitler was “funded” by Wall Street destroys the integrity of the rest of the argument.

    There is ZERO evidence to support such a claim, and repeating such nonsense calls into to question the rest of the author’s claims. Unfortunate, since there is ample evidence that Jacob Schiff gave some $20 million dollars (in 1915 dollars) to Lenin in order to support the Jewish takeover of Russia.

    • Ann  March 27, 2014 at 1:31 pm

      Central bankers never met a war they didn’t love.
      http //

      None of the armies or populations caught in the middle realized that they were the pawns of a hideous club.

    • Yehuda_Abraham  March 28, 2014 at 11:35 am

      All it took was to look at the first article…..long on assertion ZERO on factual evidence.

      Again, there is ZERO evidence to support the preposterous claim that Hitler was “funded” by Wall St. You won’t find any evidence for this claim, because none exists.

  11. Deadbeat  March 26, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    Your remarks regarding Hitler’s funding is grossly flawed and incorrect. The banks DID NOT fund Hitler and the banks DID NOT FUND the economic restoration of Germany. Germany was grossly robbed by the banking class (International Jewry) and forced to pay reparation for WWI under the grossly unfair terms of the Treaty of Versailles. The terms were so onerous and the Wiemar government so incompetent that it lead to the debasement of both the German economy and culture.

    The program put into place by NSDAP was self-funding. Germany issued script that was OUTSIDE OF THE INTERNATIONAL BANKING SYSTEM and a bartering system in order to circumvent currency payments. Two of Germany’s major trading partners were Italy and Argentina.

    This myth about the “banks funding Hitler” is an outright lie and distortion in order to keep people ignorant of the NSDAP economic miracle. The real brains behind the NSDAP economic miracle was Gottfried Feder. Most people don’t know this because of the lies perpetuated by ignorant writers like Dr Stuart Jeanne Bramhall who fails to do their research and continue to ape the deceptions.

    • Ann  March 26, 2014 at 5:26 pm

      Centuries ago central bankers figured out how to ignite conflicts and manage events through control of money. England was their first trophy. The English Revolution/take down was followed by full control of England’s army, navy, and population, and it only whetted their appetites to prey farther afield. Bloodshed is of no concern to them. They are psychopaths. Since those days they have dragged down one society after another. No one has escaped their malice. It is only of late that the world is learning about all the destruction they have visited upon every nation on Earth, and there is much yet to be uncovered.

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    • PallMall  March 26, 2014 at 7:39 pm

      Yeah, the thing that Hitler did was refuse to pay the reparations, which required Germany to exchange their currency for gold to make international payments as required at the time. Although I thought it was Hjalmar Horace Greeley Schacht who dreamt up the economic recovery.

      Germany issued its own currency and made job creation #1. He reduced unemployment from 11 million to about 1 million within two to three years with massive infrastructure projects (like the autobahn system and trains) and improved the standard of living remarkably.

    • spktruth200  March 27, 2014 at 4:14 pm

      Not only did the banksters on Wall Street Hitler, Prescott Bush granddaddy of the Bush Crime Family ran the banks that funded. Standard Oil…many others! Played both sides. Just like today, two sides, of them is not with the people.

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