11 May The Secret Money Powers
David Astle is a researcher who has assembled a massive database and well-argued case for the existence, in ancient times, of an international bullion brokers’ trust, allied with manipulating governments, religions, pantheons and policies behind the scenes for its own benefit and agenda.
Mr. Astle commenced a sea career at sixteen years of age. During the following years he travelled most of the world’s great trade routes, and visited its principal ports. He served as an officer in the Royal Navy during World War II, seeing service in many theatres of war. After he left the sea shortly after the conclusion of this war, he stated that it soon became clear to him that the British Empire and everything he believed had been effectively upheld through the achievement of victory, seemed to be literally melting away before his eyes, and many unexplainable factors, totally destructive of the “will-to-be” of the European peoples, were apparently entering the current of life.
In 1961 he was fortunate enough to encounter those who were able to give him the information necessary to enable him to see in what direction he should guide his studies so that he would be able to better understand the true significance of this swiftly passing sequence of apparently chance events … His thesis “THE BABYLONIAN WOE” (published 1975) is one of the results of these studies.
In this scholarly work, he presented to the world a history of the effects of monetary mechanics in very ancient times, with emphasis on Ethno-psychology. It illustrates how, even in the earliest times of which written record remains, the days of Babylonia or before, a so-called monetary science undoubtedly existed; being then, as in today, never more than an instrument by which its secret and cynical controllers wittingly influenced the destinies of individuals, Nations, and Empires as to (temporary) glory or (final) disaster.
One expects it would be of particular interest to those with an interest in the finances of the world, or in (very) ancient history, going back to the time of “money’s” beginnings in Mesopotamia and Egypt. Mr. Astle is not gentle in dealing with the effect of the major financial manipulators, whether they be nefarious Egyptian King-politicians, the advisors to Charles of England, or even to today’s dubious banking-influence wielders. Astle states in his introduction that in almost all of the works of the great archaeologists and scholars specializing in the ancient civilizations, there is a virtual silence on that all important matter, the system of distribution of food surpluses, and surpluses of all those items needed towards the maintenance of a good and continuing life so far as were required by climate and custom. In all the writings of these great and practical scholars, the workings of that mighty engine which injects the unit of exchange amongst the peoples, and without which no civilization as we know it can come to be, is only indicated by a profound silence. Of the system of exchanges, of the unit of exchange and its issue by private individuals, as distinct from its issue by the authority of sovereign rule, on this all important matter governing in such totality the conditions of progression into the future of these peoples, not a word to speak of.
In any case, it is this perplexing silence on such crucial matters that calls for, indeed almost compels, speculation to fill the void. Practically no information seems to exist of the growth of private money creation in the days of the ancient city states of Mesopotamia of which, because of their records being preserved on fire-baked clay, more is known than of more recent civilizations; and the gap must necessarily be filled by a certain amount of speculation. Little is known of the beginnings of the fraudulent issuance by private persons of the unit of exchange, as in opposition to the law of the gods from whom kings in ancient times claimed to derive their divine origin.
So, we now encounter a new dynamic: if the assumption of the existence of a private international bullion brokers’ power has merit, then there is a conflict between its private money-creating powers and that of the various states within which it exists. There are thus two operating units of exchange according to Mr. Astle: on the one hand, one has the circulation of coins of bullion as a unit of exchange, which coins were issued by temples and their allies, the bullion brokers, those who controlled the mines and slaves. On the other hand, one has the issuance — in Mesopotamia — of clay units of exchange, issued by the state power itself in conjunction with the temple, which units were backed by the surpluses of the state warehouses.
Mr. Astle states that there are significant indicators of the existence, within ancient societies in respect to money and its creators, of a far reaching conspiracy in respect to monetary issuance influencing the progression of man’s history in the earliest times of which written record exists. He also wrote that it’s outstandingly clear that it was parent to that acknowledged and most obvious conspiracy such as exists today. There is, in other words, more or less a continuity between ancient times and modern ones.
Through stealthy issue of precious metal commodity money into circulation amongst the peoples, replacing that money which represented the fiat of will of the god of the city and which was merely an order on the state warehouses through his scribes, this internationally-minded group from the secrecy of their chambers were able to make a mockery of the faith and belief of the simple people.
This means that at a certain juncture and by the nature of the case, there will be two monies in circulation, one created by a private group and based on bullion commodity money issued as a facsimile of the state money for which it can be traded and substituted, and the second, the original state-issued money. It should be noted that this situation is almost exactly paralleled in modern times by the issuance of state money and private notes. In both the ancient and modern instances, the privately-issued money gradually and inevitability replaces the state issuance, and with that occurrence, the power of the private issuers of such monies is established over a society.
Mr. Astle notes: The whole notion of the institution of precious metals by weight as common denominator of exchanges, internationally and nationally, cannot but have been disseminated by a conspiratorial organization fully aware of the extent of the power to which it would accede, could it but maintain control over bullion supplies and the mining which brought them into being in the first place.
Very little information is available of the means those forces employed towards this purpose.
Apart from books and researches of Alexander Del Mar (1870), and the work of Dr. Carroll Quigley “Tragedy and Hope”, unprejudiced studies about the PHILOSOPHY of money and about the occulted history of these private bankers are rare. This conspiracy certainly exists, and is vast in scope to say the least…