THE BABYLONIAN WOE Chapter 3 Analysis John C. Turmel, B. Eng. (Banking Systems Engineering)
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* Turmel analysis has indented paragraphs, Astle's text does not. * R&R = Rothschilds and Rockefellers
CHAPTER III: PER ME DEI REGNANT
Page 27 The city states of the rulers of Troy, Tyryns, Mycenae and cities and states without number and of which not even the name or memory now remains, too often, finally went down into smoking ruin before the deluge of wild men, men such as the wearer of the golden mask whose grave was opened by Heinrich Schlieman in his excavations at Mycenae and who he believed to be Agamemnon sleeping his everlasting sleep. Buried sword in one hand, with the other, this giant amongst men still clutched in death as in life those disks of gold which so obviously were storehouse of wealth and power. JCT: Though we've all heard "you can't take it with you," I'd bet that that would be one of God's greatest jokes, "you do." So as we see the poor who got through the eye of the needle flying around in Heaven, we see Rothschild tied down to his 30 tons of gold for eternity. And right beside him would be a large TV screen where the lives of those who suffered due to his greedy usury would be played out, with the sounds of wailing, sobbing, moans of agony, of the millions of people whose life-support he had a hand in stealing. I've often wondered what kind of Hell God would have in store for the usurers who understood how the debt mechanism worked, not the Flaherty's and their ilk who have been fooled by the system but the Rockefellers who understood the genocide they were doing by their usury. Somehow, I think having to watch the short lives of the millions they morted by their usury while tied down to their piles of gold would be my best suggestion for their punishment. Because, let's not forget that the Bible promises the resurrection of both the rich and the poor. Heaven wouldn't be Heaven for the good Rothschilds if their evil cousins weren't there too. I really do spend much time wondering how God's going to give them what they deserve for the morting of millions.
Thus it is clear that by permitting gold to be equated with wealth, or that which had been money, his law alone, merely a device of transferable numbers to assist and give order to the exchanges amongst his people, this god-king was already surrendering his might, and the freedoms of his peoples, to those inscrutable shadows that lurked in the dimness of the distant Babylonian counting houses. To these rulers, power was already in the merchant's and the master miner's precious metal pieces. With such precious metals as they stripped from the bodies of the living and dead in those cities they had so gleefully sacked and put to sword, when peace came again, they were able to purchase those items of luxury and obtain the finest arms that skilled craftsmen could fashion. JCT: That's why it's so easy to tell if the rulers had been subjugated by the Money Power. All we have to do is note when they mention that there a civilization was destroyed by inflation and we know that interest rates were at work; note when conquerors demanded gold and silver as the spoils of war and we know that they were in hock to their international loansharks.
Page 28 Rings and disks and tiny axes as found at Troy, all of gold, and the four hundred round pieces of gold and the one hundred and fifty golden disks found in the tombs of Mycenae (dating from 1500 B.C.) all clearly represented some form of exchange or money. Spirals of gold adjusted to the small Aegean gold talent of 8.5 grams which he classified as the Aegean gold unit imply the use of a gold unit in international exchanges even at this early time. (It is interesting to note that amongst so much precious metal was also found a large number of oyster shells and unopened oysters. At the time of Schlieman's diggings, nothing was known of the extensive use of shell money in ages long gone by but it is quite clear that the oyster shells belonged to a day already nearly forgotten when shells were money. In the I Ching, one of the earliest books of the Chinese, 100,000 dead shell fish are given as an equivalent of riches.) JCT: Glad to think that the knowledge of the superiority of valueless material upon which to base money over metal material was known in early history. It indicates that the foolish notion of metal as money is not a genetic flaw. Yet, it's not unexpected that it would be long forgotten since much later such monies were effectively erased from the economic history. I run into quite a few people who have studied economics at the gambling tables and I love to stump them by pointing out that they can't name even one "interest-free" national currency. After citing Spartan clay money, Roman copper money, English wooden tallies, Wampum, Continentals and Lincoln Greenbacks, I ask them why this information would be universally erased from their studies of monetary history. They always leave quieter if not wiser because it's obvious that such constant deletions cannot have been accidental and no one likes to find out that there have been conscious deletions from what they think they have mastered.
Page 29 Spiral or ring money during the reign of Pepi II, Pharaoh during the 6th Dynasty, may have been one of the factors by which the International Money Power of the time, in whatever form it existed, brought about the total collapse of kingly rule in Egypt in the years subsequent to the death of this ruler. The Hebrew records also appear to verify this use of metal rings or spirals being used in settlement of trade balances between foreigners or of being storehouses of wealth. There is no mention of gold money in ancient Hebrew records though gold constituted part of the wealth of Abraham, undoubtedly refugee from Ur about the time of its destruction by the Gutim. The 600 shekels of gold by weight paid by David for oxen of Ornan and the 6000 shekels of gold taken by Naaman on his journey to the King of Israel do not imply money. Gold was generally employed for personal ornamentation and for adornment of the temple. It is therefore probable that a system of jewel currency or ring money was in use. JCT: It seems to make sense to me that just as French people get paid in "argent" even though they got no silver, ancient people's also might have been paid with "argent" or even "or" without any silver or gold.
Page 31 Stone weights were already marked with their equivalence in such rings. The circulation as money of these "promises to pay" recorded on stone pointedly suggests the likelihood of the activities of a secret fraternity whose hereditary trade was private money creation.
Page 32 It would appear that the money used by the children of Jacob when they went to purchase corn in Egypt was ring money. Their money is described as "bundles of money" as verified in Deuteronomy "Then shalt thou turn it into money and bind up the money in thine hand." The Greek city state wealth was already assessed in terms of the weight of their store of precious metals which would be so eagerly accepted in exchange for the products of the master armorers employed by the bankers who already controlled trade and money creation in those cities of the Ancient Oriental.
Page 33 The peasant king at Mycenae or Troy, for all his seeming rock-like strength, necessarily existed as instrument of those who manipulated gold or silver supplies internationally, and at the same time the slave market; men of a class who, in that control of prices which they so clearly exercised, were able to control prosperity in all those seemingly powerful states that had accepted the international valuation of silver as the factor determining internal or national values. They may have been, as it seems they are today, a close knit conspiratorial group threaded through the priest and scholar class of these cities, though not themselves of such origin. JCT: How can this be doubted when it's exactly the same today. Of course, witnessing my discussions with Dr. Flaherty, it's easy to accept that the scholars were simply fooled by the system and therefore, also easy to accept that the priests were also fooled. There need have been no conscious understanding of the debt slavery they were consigning their populace to. Flaherty can be heard defending usurious debt slavery on a regular basis and since historians will have to come to the conclusion that he honestly believe the tripe he was spewing, it really was a case of the priests and scribes being easily turned into fools for the moneylenders.
The answer may be found to lie in the existence in very ancient Sumeria of a privileged class, who, having access to the "credit" of the temple, thus were able to control the masters of the great donkey caravans who carried such "credit." These persons must have functioned as bullion broker and banker, would have been fully clear on the subject of silver and its function in settlement of foreign trade balances and its use as a standard on which to base money accounting.
Page 34 We must look to the professional caravaneers for widespread dissemination of the knowledge of the possibilities of private money creation deriving from a clear understanding of the meaning of accounting to a silver standard and later the potentialities towards development of monopoly trade inherent in the actual use of silver as the material on which the numbers of the abstract unit were stamped. The full extent of the possibilities towards the accumulation of wealth through exploitation of varying ratios between silver and gold in different parts of the world and the possibilities of a private and secret expansion of the total monetary circulation may also have been known to them. As such accounting to a silver standard had long been known in the lands of Sumer and Akkad, control of values had long since been in the hands of the silver bullion brokers and the money lenders and bankers. Through bullion they controlled money and through money creation on that bullion as base, they controlled manufacturers. JCT: And of course, the same class who understand the money system rule today in the same way.
Page 35 Thus it seems that where the conception of money as to a silver standard existed as at Ugarit and Alalakh, so also existed the private manufacture of arms under methods of mass production. It is not without significance that this early era of privately issued money and consequent private industry, particular that devoted to arms manufacture, was in certain areas so coincidental with the massive movements of warlike peoples, and the collapse of ancient empires. JCT: Of course, no other historians ever linked movements of money with the rise and fall of civilizations and it took Astle's keen insight to even suggest it.
Conquering peoples needed the best arms. The best arms were obtainable from private industry; and private industry needed silver or gold or labor which was slaves, in payment. Both were obtainable as the result of war. Therefore, parallel, the more war, the more the industry and the more the need for the products of the money creators' ledgers. Hence became the more absolute control of that which most of all designs industry and its accompanying slavery in one form or another, namely, private money creative power. JCT: And not only did this apply in ancient times but also in recent times. Our study of Quigley's history shows over and over how the international bankers were the only ones to profit from the major wars.
Page 36 Controlling labor as they did through control of the slave trade, they were in a position to have manufactured in some scale the finest weapons for those rulers who collaborated with them and served their best purposes. With such total money control, they were in a position to withhold the best of weapons from those who served them the least. In a world that had come to believe in money as an absolute, such was the position long ago, exactly as in today. Thus the state that rejected international money power, as did Sparta and Rome in ancient times, and Russia in modern times, had to be prepared to establish total military self-sufficiency. JCT: Any individual nation that would try to get out from the loansharks' grip would inevitably be at a disadvantage to any international banking cartel which could cut off their foreign trade at the foreign ports as well as organize all the governments and rulers who were under their control to make war on them. I can't believe that he's referring to the Bolshevik Russia but must be speaking of Tsarist Russia. As far as I know, Bolshevik Russia was a Wall Street operation all the way, even into the Second World War when Roosevelt surrounded himself with a close inner circle of Communist agents like Alger Hiss, Dexter White, Harry Hopkins who did their best to leave the Communists in control of Eastern Europe after the war. Not only did Roosevelt give Stalin such control at Yalta but Eisenhower slowed down the Allied advance so that the Russians could take those nations. I'm sure the Polish, Hungarians, East Germans, Balts, et al, certainly wouldn't thank Roosevelt and Eisenhower for having condemned their nations to Bolshevik control for the next 50 years but do so they did. What's interesting is that when viewed from the bottom by US citizens, it looks like the Communists were in control of the Presidency and State department which accounts for the attacks by McCarthy. What McCarthy didn't realize was that he was not looking at a conspiracy of Communists controlling Roosevelt but a conspiracy of bankers who controlled both the Communists and the Capitalists. It accounts for the nasty smears of McCarthy by media who one would never think would be so supportive of Communists in Government. But though these agents indeed were in league with the Communists overseas, it wasn't as agents of the Communists but more agents with the Communists. There's no other explaining why Wall Street spend so much money to finance the Bolshevik takeover of Russia by the Communists. It's much like the Star Trek story where some Klingons are beamed aboard Kirk's enterprise by an entity which supported both sides and fed off their continuing warfare. Much like the bankers feed off the continuing warfare between all sides today. The only way to beat the entity was to become friends and laugh it away. Much like the power exerted by the bankers today which is purely imaginary as they have us conned into enslaving ourselves. You can bet that a few thousand bankers couldn't enslave the world without the unknowing support of the booboisie who don't realize that the guys they're fighting aren't their enemy, the guys who are financing both sides are.
Hydsos entered the Delta regions of Egypt establishing total military supremacy through the use of horse and chariot, previously unknown in Egypt. The evidences of the Ugarit and Alalakh tablets indicating semi-mass production in these areas of chariot parts and arms of various kinds cannot but suggest that it was from this region that money power armed those restless people that may have inundated Crete in earlier times and Egypt somewhat later. The persistence of the thrust of Tahutmes III into these regions would indicate no idle pointless advance but definite design towards destroying the heart of the enemy, the elimination of his financial and industrial centers.
Page 37 However, that both sides had equal access to the international arms industry would be indicated by the spoil as won by Tahutmes against the King of Kadesh amounting to 924 chariots and 200 suits of armor. JCT: This theme of the Money boys financing both sides of most wars recurs throughout almost all of history. No matter what the pretexts for such wars, follow the money to find out what issues were really at stake.
It is very doubtful Tahutmes would have moved abroad without careful organization and planning. To build his 1000 chariots was needed the wood of Lebanon and Syria, the craftsmanship of Ugarit and financial and industrial organization. JCT: And the need for funds acceptable to the craftsmen which, unfortunately, was usually bullion.
Page 38 Thus it would appear that money creative power had definitely re-established some form of agency in Egypt. In agreement between Tahutmes and Tyre demonstrates concessions made to traders in order to obtain the sea-power which he so much needed for the success of his campaign against Kadesh. The fact of gold and silver rings circulating in Egypt indicates the nature of his concessions to that money creative force which undoubtedly drove the world-wide trade of the Phoenician cities. The gifts in silver bullion from the Hittites indicate that they knew that which would be most welcome to the Pharaoh. JCT: Whenever the tribute was gold and silver, you could bet that the conqueror needed it to pay his loansharks for the financing of his conquest.
By the time of Rameses III (1198-1167 B.C.), the true force behind kingly rule had long ago been gathered up by those promoting the conception of private ownership derived from that right these persons had already arrogated to themselves to create and manipulate the monetary unit, tangible or abstract. JCT: It must feel the same way today at large bankers conventions where governments come on their knees hat in hand to beg for money from the true masters of the world.
Page 39 International money power of the day deemed it safe to locate its most important industry, armaments, in the land of Egypt. Ancient ways and morale gave way to foreign influences and self- immolation that always seems to follow the advent of the penetration of international money creative force. Such money creative force and its key arms manufacturies so much needed by the war powers would always continue to maintain itself, come what may. Possibly its heartland was some area such as Switzerland today, that by tacit consent of all powers remained neutral in all this strife and whose neutrality would always be respected by the armed force of each of the struggling states. JCT: It is interesting that Switzerland, where the Big Bankers lived and kept their money, were left alone while all the nations around them were destroyed during all those wars. What a fluke?
Page 40 Money power in control of the movements of bullion internationally, safe behind this shield of neutrality as designers of the international money market, would be able to continue to manipulate war industries; always remaining in a position to allocate the latest of weapons to those states which offered them the best advantage in respect to their particular affair. The rulers of Egypt after Tahutmes, although probably completely unaware of the extent of the power of this same international force, obviously needed its good graces when it came to obtaining those materials and weapons so necessary for what in that time was modern warfare. It was not long before international power penetrated the substructure of Egyptian life and established its usual behind-the-scenes influence, if not control, in much the same way as when the stone weights of the 6th Dynasty indicating equivalence in metal money circulated in much the same way as the clay facsimiles or as the paper notes of today that formerly indicated a claim on precious metal. Further indication of the activities of private money creative force in this same period exists in the evidence of an extensive world-wide trade on land and sea. JCT: The ramifications of a group of financiers who were internationally connected is too awesome to ignore. They were always in a position to know who had the funds to launch wars and who did not. Of course, they were always in a position to finance anyone who wanted to go to war or not. Such power is just too great to really even imagine but it does exist.
Page 41 The military might of those grim warriors of Mycenae continued to grow and they clearly could be relied on to supply the master moneyers with gold and silver and slaves. Therein these robber rulers, best known from the Homeric sagas, were but the instruments by which the mysterious worshipers of the anti-god, the controllers of the extensive money creative force, unseen, but all-seeing, slowly undermined the walls of the temple states of the ancient world so finally and completely that little memory or record existed. What, therefore, did the international money creative fraternity of that day need from those states that clearly forbade their trade or settlement as corrupters of all true order and peace in life and that thus rejected their blandishments?
Page 42 What other than the plunder out of sack and ruin by those wildmen they brought in from distant lands to North and to South. And to whom they offered the women, gardens, gold and the silver; which of course would soon be theirs in any case. JCT: The point is that as international bankers, they were in a position to foment wars from anywhere and everywhere. That large groups of tribes could come together at the right time to destroy a civilization could rarely have been an accidental event.
Of all those cities and states without number and many without name, why they disappeared, or when, is not known; nor the story of the ending. For as at Pylos and Ugarit too, in so many cases, the flames were the final gesture of fate which made durable the clay libraries and archives. It is clear that the organization of all those Western and Northern peoples in confederation against Egypt's Pharaoh Merneptah (1236 B.C.) was not of haphazard design. All these nations known as "The Peoples of the Sea" could not have been brought together together as a fairly disciplined group without some more internationally wise advisors. Whether Egypt fell or the confederate host fell, either way was profit to the international bullion traders whose agents would have equally followed Egyptian or confederate. After his victory, Merneptah almost immediately turned his attention to the peoples of the East. He paid special attention to an Israel never previously referred to in Egyptian history.
Page 43 But who was who, or why, or what, little concerned that brain center in Babylon or Ur or wherever it was. Out of death and destruction was their harvest. The only reality was control of precious metal. Out of death and destruction came the releasing of the all important hoards of stored bullion and the renewal of the slave herds to be consumed in mining ventures in distant places, garnering the increase of such precious metals. (Diodorus Siculus (Alexander Del Mar: A History of Precious Metals) gives a striking picture of the horrors of marginal profit gold mining as carried out with slave labor in ancient times in the Nubia in B.C.50: "There are thus infinite numbers thrown into these mines, all bound in fetters, kept a work night and day, and so strictly surrounded that there is no possibility of their effecting an escape. They are guarded by mercenary soldiers of various barbarous nations, whose language is foreign to them and to each other, so that there are no means of forming conspiracies or of corrupting those who are set to watch them. They are kept at incessant work by the rod of the overseer who often lashes them severely. Not the least care is taken of the bodies of these poor creatures; they have not a rag to cover their nakedness; and whoever sees them must compassionate their melancholy and deplorable condition, for though they may be sick maimed or lame, no rest nor any intermission of labor is allowed them. Neither the weakness of old age nor the infirmities of females excuse any from the work, to which all are driven by blows and cudgels; until borne down by the intolerable weight of their misery, many fall dead in the midst of their insufferable labors. Deprived of all hope, these miserable creatures expect each day to be worse than the last and long for death to end their sufferings.") JCT: And the moneylenders will get to watch each and every one of these short lives on the large screen TV set up beside him and his pile of gold in Heaven. What a way to spend eternity, eh? Watching slaves being worked to death, year after year, slave after slave. Wouldn't it be wonderful if they got to see first hand the results of their own contributions to mankind? I think it would be fitting that as those not chained down by their piles of gold flit around the universe watching all the different civilizations grow that these moneylenders be stuck viewing the agonies they visited on their neighbors.
Further, as kingly rule weakened, with the increasingly circulation of fraudulent receipts for precious metals supposedly on deposit, this highly secretive interstratum of merchant classes controlled by these monopolists of money through monopoly of control of precious metal bullion would be able to finance much larger manufacturing systems than had been possible from the highly discriminating temple loans of earlier days. JCT: Just as it works today. Any large-scale project needs the support of its cartel of moneylenders before anything can go on.
Page 45 While the purpose of the temple was to cause the people to live godly lives, the secret and private money creative power, being more concerned with the opposite, the needs of the anti-god, the destruction of the peoples lives, loaned without such discrimination. Out of the resulting confusion amongst rulers could come nothing but advantage to themselves and their purposes; out of the break up of family and home and tradition would come an exhausted and confused people, more ready to accept slavery. Corruption of the priesthood, as in today, was the chief aim of the money conspiracy. The international bullion controllers needed the connivance of those corrupted temple officials who had lost sight of the meaning of the god-given power of money creation which had been theirs. By the time these temple officials were brought to enter into such connivance, they would be past realizing or caring about the destructive effects of their powers and purposes which lay in so permitting private issuance of money amongst the people by way of precious metals or receipts for such metals supposedly on deposit. JCT: Officials wouldn't even have to be brought into connivance. We just have to consider the Dr. Flahertys of the world to realize how easy it is to fool such officials into connivance they aren't even aware of.
Page 46 With the growth of exchanges to a silver standard as would derive from the circulation of false receipts issued against silver on deposit, these men, controllers of bullion movements internationally, and of almost equal consequence, the slave trade, now that their knowledge of the frauds relating to the use of precious metal money and their knowledge of that which is now known as "capital" was becoming perfected, were bringing into being extensive private industries, the most important of which relating to war. Those receipts representing the weight of silver which circulated by custom or by law, as money, while accepted as money, were money. Their cost to the money manipulators, bullion brokers, being but that of the clay in the tablet and the scribes entry thereon. JCT: And today, with money being only computer blips without even the need for paper or metal production, the creation of money is virtually free.
After the final triumph of the international money creative fraternity which may be identified in Mesopotamia with that period of conquest, reconquest, and conquest again that began with that invasion of Sumeria by the Gutim in 2270 B.C. and ended with the collapse of the Empire of Ur in 2020 B.C., those agents of International Money Power quickly concluded the work of destruction through liberalism and permissiveness so that by 1900 B.C. the Sumerian had totally lost his national and racial identity with no special allegiance to anything other than "money."
Page 47 Such agents are shown by the general evidence of history to be a class of dubious origins. These rascals who are raised up in a time of national exhaustion by a triumphant money power, too often are distinguished by a readiness to please those who it seems to them are the masters. The growing manufacturies of Mesopotamia, Syria, Egypt, were instigated as a result of those secret money creative processes known only to that class of persons controlling external trade. JCT: And still known only to that class of persons and the odd Socred and me. Even economists who should know think that the banks that create their money are piggy banks that do it by lending out depositors funds. So if even they can be fooled into failing to see that new money cannot be old savings, then there aren't many people who have understood the true process. Those of you who have studied my mathematical analysis and understand how casino chips work can consider themselves quite an elite compared to the sheeple and even their teachers who don't see. And remember that when it comes to understanding how usury turns Heaven into Hell, even Christ said that many saints and great men have longed to see what you have seen and have not. I consider myself privileged to have seen how we could have Heaven on Earth and am thrilled at how close we are to achieving it.
Page 48 By the time of the Assyrian conquest during the first half of the first Millennium B.C., money, as being the creation of the god of the city toward the well-being and good life of his people, had become silver injected into circulation by private persons who, by then, through manipulation of that inverted pyramid of ledger credit page entry money erected on the silver they claimed to hold in reserve, as apex, had now completely usurped the essential power of the temple: the creation and allocation of the unit of exchange. JCT: How well put.
The power of rejection or preferment formerly exercised through the king and priesthood fell into their hands, and where in earlier days a devoted king exercised its preferment through money creation towards the people's well-being, those international forces that now exercised the reality of such rule from the counting houses, contemptuous of all kingly and godly power as they were, but still needing such power as front behind which they might shelter in order to better pursue their nefarious purposes, spread hate and suspicion, each man of his brother. JCT: People just don't realize the importance of this power of rejection or preferment. Every business which borrows owes more than it received and an automatic shortage means that a large number of businesses who aren't big winners must inevitably seek new bridge loans to keep going. The banker has the power to turn on the tap of new money and let your business survive or he can refuse and foreclose and sell you at auction to another businessman to whom he has loaned new money to buy you for a song. This is the greatest power of the controlling the creation of money and most people don't realize that's a power that should only be wielded by a benevolent government or ruler, not a secret cabal of loansharks.
Page 49 Secretly promoting the concept of "Permanent Revolution" as being most suited toward the maintenance of their control, no sooner did stable government come again then, feverishly digging at its roots, they tore it down. Out of the break-up of family and home, they throve. He who was consumed with animal desires and ignobility of purpose was their man and eagerly their slave, and willing betrayer of his brethren into what was planned for them by his master. JCT: Politicians who seek power without having a solution certainly do seem to come from this class of individuals.
Even though certain priesthood continued to maintain vigorous temple organizations long after the international control came about, such organizations continued to exist only on account of their deference to these new controllers of international exchanges. In a similar manner did the Egyptian priesthood defer to the power of Joseph as Vizier of the Pharaoh. For Joseph was clearly an agent of an external Money Power and while the Pharaoh leaned on him, he and that force behind him were clearly the rulers, de facto if not de jure, they were in the place of the Pharaoh. JCT: Wow, what a spectacular conclusion. Joseph of Biblical fame being an agent of international banking.
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