The real menace of our republic is the invisible government which, like a giant octopus, sprawls its slimy length over our city, state, and nation. At the head is a small group of banking houses generally referred to as “international bankers.” This little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually run our government for their own selfish ends.— John F. Hylan, Mayor of New York City, March 26, 1922
“Which would you rather lose, my King, your kingdom, or your wealth?” The King did not respond to his advisor’s question. Silence ensued…
…For the last ten days, working alongside my most trusted advisors and with the generous participation of a select group of citizens, I have begun to devise a plan; not a plan to save my Kingdom or me, but a plan to transform this Kingdom into a prosperous community, led by you, my fellow citizens.” …..
…The Wise Man informed the finance representative that if loans were needed, the King would be most happy to provide the necessary funds.
“Out of his personal wealth and from a strong desire for our community to succeed, of course,” the Wise Man said with a touch of concern. “The development of this new nation will be costly.”
Within six months, the old King had become the nation’s banker. Within a year, he had transformed himself into the invisible Ruler, who secretly advised and directed this new government.
The error most make, the King learned, was to rule openly. A King, who appears to be above all, will become the one to blame during the inevitable hard times. The King in the White Palace had lost his Kingdom, but not his wealth. Though the former King never ceased to rule, he now did so behind a veil of secrecy.
From The Kings Have Won – Chapter 4