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I have a fair-sized non fiction library of economics, history, sociology and political science that disproves almost everything fed to me in government-dominated schools. These various pieces developed a healthy scepticism in my view of the expert pronouncements that unamazingly always turn out to be mistaken or deliberately misleading (aka: lies). These books along with regular reading of non-mainstream writings have given me a pretty good picture of how the world works and where we are heading in my lifetime.
The book in this category I recently read relates to the others as the brain of this mythological turtle relates to the world’s-worth of activities taking place on its back. I am not sure how much I would have appreciated it without my background knowledge, so I will precede sharing the title/author with a brief reading list that I think helps set the stage.

I admit that there is nothing comprehensive or exclusive about the following list. Many books could serve as well, better or in addition to these. There may have been others that helped set the foundations or fill in blanks and there are thousands I’ve missed, but I’m thinking they comprise a pretty good smattering; a good foundation.

My elder daughter scholarshipped at a private high school. Her textbook on American History was a bit of a shock to my system. Its history was so different from that taught in government schools that I just parked that dissonance safely into the back of my brain.

Somehow, years later, that little seed helped inspire me to read The Real Lincoln and When in the Course of Human Events back to back. Shazam! My brain began a course change. Ya’mean Abe wasn’t honest, didn’t free the slaves, killed the republic, enslaved The South and brutally squashed opposition to a war he and his boys created? How many other lies had been implanted into my brain?

Ayn Rand’s fictional Atlas Shrugged was a great book for me. Using fictional characters, she demonstrated the motivations as well as behaviors and political scheming to manipulate laws enabling the looters to ride on the backs of the producers and suck the power and liberty out of the free market system. Most of what was written in 1957 fits just as well today to explain how things work in our politically-dominated world. I still place it high on the “you really ought to read it at least once” list.

Back to reality, Henry Hazlitt wrote Economics In One Lesson to reduce the whole teaching of economics to a few principles and explain them in ways that people would never forget. It worked. You can (and I did) spend semesters at a University learning some wonderful mumbo-jumbo about economics. The special language, secret handshakes and certificate of training empower obfuscators world wide. Henry Hazlitt can save you hundreds of hours and destroy the myth makers with this one little book.

I can’t explain What Has Government Done to Our Money? better than Lew Rockwell did in the introduction: “First published in 1964, this is one of Professor Rothbard’s most influential works, despite its length (short). I can’t count the number of times academics and nonacademics alike have told me that it forever changed the way they looked at monetary policy. No one, having read this book, hears the pronouncements of Fed officials with awe, or reads monetary texts with credulity. What Has Government Done to Our Money? is the best introduction to money, bar none. The prose is straightforward, the logic relentless, the facts compelling—as in all of Professor Rothbard’s writings.”

The Case Against the Fed is, according to,The most powerful case against the American central bank ever written. This work begins with a mini-treatment of money and banking theory, and then plunges right in with the real history of the Federal Reserve System. Rothbard covers the struggle between competing elites and how they converged with the Fed.” All of the previous attempts at central banking in the USA ended in hyperinflation to zero value for the paper currencies or political recovery from the powerful who would own the nation’s money. The Federal Reserve Act of 1913 succeeded in stealing forever American’s money where all previous attempts failed. You really ought to understand this. The book is short, succinct and available free online HERE (though I prefer holding my books).
Oh dear me, this little preface does seem to be going on a bit. Sorry for the tedium, but trust me it took me a lot longer to get to this point than it has taken you. The hot links, by the way, are selected with a little bit of deliberation. All of the books are probably available from,, Abebooks and more. The links merely introduce a few other sources of books and other information worth reading. Wander around the linked sites a bit sometime.

Now we get into the practical, real-world results of the application and misapplication of the preceding. When Money Dies chronicles one of the better known examples of central banking, paper currencies, deficit spending and hyperinflation. It is crucial that you note the similarities to our current situation (in bold). This book contains an outstanding parallel of where the USA dollar is now and is heading. “In 1913, the German mark, the British shilling, the French franc and the Italian lira were all worth about the same. Four or five of any of these would buy you a U.S. dollar. By 1923, you could exchange one shilling, franc or lira for up to 1 billion marks. “Although,” Fergusson writes, “in practice, by then, no one was willing to take marks in return for anything. The mark was dead, one million-millionth of its former self. It had taken 10 years to die.”

Bring that closer to home with FDR’s Folly. A great deal has been written proclaiming FDR as the hero of “the great depression”. This book is a very accessible look at how most of the praise lavished on FDR was the opposite of the truth that he caused a modest recession to morph into the disaster it was. It will be very important in the near future that the causes explained herein are well understood, because the same acts of destruction are either being put in place now or will be shortly. Widespread knowledge of the truth is our best defense.

America’s Great Depression covers the same turf, but much more in depth. This book is the greatest antidote for any professor or teacher laying the wonders of FDR or falsehoods about the causes of the crash of ’29 and depression that followed.
And finally we arrive at
THE POINT of this blog entry

The True Story of
The Bilderberg Group

by Daniel Estulin.

Everything you see, hear, read and think you know is happening on the back of the turtle. This book describes what is going on in the head of the turtle. Events, leadership changes, wars, famines and much more than any rational person would guess happens ON PURPOSE! Events that cannot possibly be connected, are. Choices you think we have, aren’t.

Daniel Estulin and a handful of people like him are more courageous than anyone you are likely to meet in your lifetime. He and they have gathered documents, photos and testimony about the greatest, most powerful conspirators the earth has ever seen.

Growing up near Bohemian Grove, I was aware of the tinniest bit of all this. In my travel down the divergent path I have described here, I have come upon many little snowflakes in this iceburg, but never have I seen so much put in one place. A big chunk of this is in the story of the House of Rothschild, but they are merely players sharing space at the top.

Daniel Estulin is the fly on the wall inside the control room of The Death Star, or in the head of the great turtle who carries the earth across the heavens or whatever mythology you wish to use to explain how things work. In The Bilderberg Group, he names names, times and places along with photos and supporting documents. With this important knowledge, you will stop saying, “How could they be so stupid” when world leaders say and do destructive things. You will finally recognize the evil that their feigned ignorance and plausible deniability really represents.little-grand

Or not. Maybe it is more pleasant to play trombone with the Grand Canyon walls and pretend no great evils exist.