Bulletin N° 887



Wall Street : “Money Never Sleeps”

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by Oliver Stone

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Subject :  Malthusian Economics and the Dominant Ideologies of the Ruling Class.




March 14, 2020

Grenoble, France


Dear Colleagues and Friends of CEIMSA,


Do you want to understand the counter-intuitive logic of ruling class capitalist ideology? Learn three-dimensional chess. Don’t have time? Study history; the cynicism is breathtaking.


Paranoid delusions are, unfortunately, not uncommon in the history of our political culture. We see the hit song written by Stephen Stills and first recorded by Buffalo Springfield on December 5, 1966, "For What It's Worth (Stop, Hey What's That Sound)" – a.k.a. Paranoia strikes deep - and then, of course, we have the McCarthyite delusions across the United States during the Cold War, following the Second World War. See, if you can, the complete original 1992 BBC documentary film produced by Archie Baron, The Un-Americans. [Addendum: Part 1 @ https://youtu.be/Zm6Em75Uhf4 and Part 3 @ https://youtu.be/d0PfbuqfSVs

and "Frank Wilkinson and FBI Surveillance" @ https://youtu.be/wMAE8iun_RU ]


Investigative reporting, by contrast, stands as a long and rich cultural history in western civilization, the best illustrations of which include: Friedrich Engels’ The Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844, and Pepys's diary (See the spoken excerpt at : The diary, 5:59, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Pepys (Wikisource-logo.svgDiary of Samuel Pepys, Sunday, 31 December 1665.), as well as the satire of Jonathan Swift (See: A Modest Proposal, written and published anonymously by Jonathan Swift in 1729.)


Samuel Pepys' bookplatecontains the motto: Mens cujusque is est Quisque – "Mind Makes the Man”

On 1 January 1660, Pepys began to keep a diary. He recorded his daily life for almost ten years. This record of a decade of Pepys' life is more than a million words long and is often regarded as Britain’s most celebrated diary. Pepys has been called the greatest diarist of all time due to his frankness in writing concerning his own weaknesses and the accuracy with which he records events of daily British life and major events in the 17th century.[22] Pepys wrote about the contemporary court and theatre [which included] his amorous affairs with the actresses, his household, and major political and social occurrences [including: the coronation of King Charles II and the Restoration of the British Monarchy to the throne (1661), the Anglo-Dutch war (1662-1667), the Great Plague (1665-1666), and the Great Fire of London (September 2-6, 1666).]




On the history of Thomas Malthus see CEIMSA/Bulletin 857 : “You can fool some of the people all of the ... :


Is it not the morbid ideology and erroneous science of Thomas Malthus (1766-1834) that can be seen today as historic seed grain for the current harvest of ...


For our references to Social Darwinism, see the following 6 CEIMSA links:










If we briefly switch from examining ideologies and take a look at the history of economic relationships - specifically that of financial institutions to greater society - G. Edward Griffin offers some useful insights into how moments in the lives of these institutions affect the capitalist system as a totality.

At the helm of these institutions are powerful individuals, themselves the product of society at a particular time and place. In Chapter 11 of The Creature from Jekyll Island, Griffin discusses “The Rothschild Formula,” and towards the end of this chapter he enumerates several qualities that pertain to the machinations of the Rothschild Dynasty, which began with Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744–1812), a court factor to the German Landgraves of Hesse-Kassel in the Free City of Frankfurt, Holy Roman Empire, who established his banking business in the 1760s.

Image result for satirical 1848 cartoon of Rothschild pondering


In 1798, third-born son Nathan Mayer Rothschild (1777–1836) was sent to England to further the family interests in textile importing with £20,000 capital (equivalent of £2.1 million in 2019)—the first foreign branch. Nathan became a naturalized citizen in 1804 and established a bank in the City of London. In 1810, Mayer entered into a formal partnership agreement with his three eldest sons. The youngest son Jacob was sent to Paris in 1811, enhancing the family's ability to operate across Europe. This enabled them to profit from the opportunity of financing Wellington's armies in Portugal, requiring the sourcing of large quantities of gold on behalf of the British government.


In an effort to demystify the workings of the Central Bank, Griffin attempts to enter the thinking of the patriarchal society :


One of the great puzzles of history is why governments always go into debt and seldom attempt to put themselves on a ‘pay-as-you-go’ basis. A partial answer is that kings and politicians lack the courage to tax their subjects the enormous sums that would be required under such an arrangement. There is also the deeper question of why the expenditures are so high in the first place.


Given the mentality of the world’s financial lords and masters, as Disraeli described them, it is conceivable that a coldly calculated strategy has been developed over the years to insure this result. In fact, the historical evidence strongly suggests that just such a plan was developed in eighteenth-century Europe and perfected in twentieth-century America; for the purposes of hypothetical analysis, let us indentify this strategy as The Rothschild Formula.



     Let us imagine a man who is totally pragmatic. He is smarter and more cunning than most men and, in fact, holds them in thinly disguised contempt. He may respect the talents of a few, but has little concern over the condition of mankind. He has observed that kings and politician are always fighting over something or other and has concluded that wars are inevitable. He also had learned that wars can be profitable, not only be lending or creating the money to finance them, but from government favoritism in the granting of commercial subsidies or monopolies. He is not capable of such a primitive feeling as patriotism, so he is free to participate in the funding of any side in any conflict, limited only by factors of self interest. If such a man were to survey the world around him, it is not difficult to imagine that he would come to the following conclusions which would become the prime directives of his career.

1)    War is the ultimate discipline to any government. If it can successfully meet the challenge of war, it will survive. If it cannot, it will perish. All else is secondary. The sanctity of its laws, the prosperity of its citizens, and the solvency of its treasury will be quickly sacrificed by any government in its primal act of self-survival.

2)    All that is necessary, therefore, to insure that a government will maintain or expand its debt is to involve it in war or the threat of war. The greater the threat and the more destructive the war, the greater the need for debt.

3)    To involve a country in war or the threat of war, it will be necessary for it to have enemies with credible military might. If such enemies already exist, all the better, If they exist but lack military strength, it will be necessary to provide them the money to build their war machine. If an enemy does not exist at all, the it will be necessary to create one by financing the rise of a hostile regime.

4)    The ultimate obstacle is a government which declines to finance its wars through debt. Although this seldom happens, when it does, it will be necessary to encourage internal political opposition, insurrection, or revolution to replace that government with one that is more compliant to our will. The assassination of heads of state could play an important role in this process.

5)    No nation can be allowed to remain militarily stronger than its adversaries, for that could lead to peace and a reduction of debt. To accomplish this balance of power, it may be necessary to finance both sides of the conflict. Unless one of the combatants is hostile to our interests and, therefore , must be destroyed, neither side should be allowed a decisive victory or defeat. While we must always proclaim the virtues of peace, the unspoken objective is perpetual war.

     Whether anyone actually put this strategy into words or passed it along from generation to generation is not important. In fact, it is doubtful it has ever worked that way. Whether it is the product of conscious planning or merely the consequence of men responding to the profit opportunities inherent in fiat money, the world’s financial lords have acted as though they were following such a plan, and this has become especially apparent since the creation of the central-bank ‘Mandrake Mechanism’* three centuries ago.(pp.229-231)


*The Mandrake Mechanism is "the method by which the Federal Reserve creates money out of debt". It is how the government is able to create almost limitless money through the Monetization of debt via the manipulation of the reserve requirement amongst banks.


Perpetual War in Eighteenth Century England


     Wars, great and small, have always been a plague to Europe, but it was not until they were easy to finance through central banking and fiat money that they became virtually perpetual. For example, the following war chronicle begins immediately following the formation of the Bank of England which, as you recall, was created for the specific purpose of financing a war:


1689-1697 The War of the League of Augsburg

1702-1713 The War of Spanish Succession

1739-1742 The War of Jenkin’s Ear

1744-1748 The War of Austrian Succession

1754-1763 The French and Indian War

1793-1801 The War against Revolutionary France

1903-1815 The Napoleonic War


     In addition to these European conflicts, there also were two wars with America: the War for Independence and the War of 1812. In the 126 years between 1689 and 1815, England was at war 63 of them. That is one out of every two years in combat. The others were spent preparing for combat.


     The mark of the Rothschild Formula is unmistakable in these conflicts. The monetary scientists often were seen financing both sides. Whether ending in victory or defeat, the outcome merely preserved or restored the European ‘balance of power.’ And the most permanent result of any of these wars was expanded government debt for all parties.(p.232)



Subsequently, in the remaining chapters of his book, the author describes how these same machinations, which he has labeled “The Rothschild Formula” pertain to the policies of Central Banks up to this day.


The 15 + items below should illustrate moments of the component parts of a system out of sync, where profiteering by any means possible is the rule and not the exception, where evil is continually rewarded and honesty is punishable by death. The slow suicide of capitalism is accompanied by self delusion and deliberate deception. Only the culture of resistance can shed light on where we have been and toward what future we are heading.




Francis Feeley


Professeur honoraire de l'Université Grenoble-Alpes
Ancien Directeur de Researches
Université de Paris-Nanterre
Director of The Center for the Advanced Study
of American Institutions and Social Movements
The University of California-San Diego







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From: United for Peace & Justice [mailto:contact@unitedforpeace.org]
Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Subject: Global Days of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS) National Briefing Call March 19 2020




Lindsay Koshgarian of the Institute for Policy Studies and Bill Hartung of the Center for International Policy for the first of two national calls on Global Days of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS).  

Thursday, March 19, 2020  
8 – 9 pm EDT;  7 – 8 pm CDT;  6 – 7 pm MDT;  5 – 6 pm PDT  
Click here to register.  

Lack of preparedness for the COVID-19 epidemic reveals the potentially grave consequences of slashing social safety net spending while deluging the military-industrial complex with our tax dollars. Trump and the Pentagon are pressing yet another massive increase in military spending. Critics from Washington think tanks working with the Poor People’s Campaign, reinforced by grassroots activists across the country are demanding that money be moved from wars and preparations for wars to addressing our urgent human needs: health, climate, housing, education and more.

GDAMS 2020 will take place from April 10 - May 9.  We hope that you will consider organizing a local event. To help you prepare for this year’s GDAMS and for longer term efforts to change our national spending priorities, we have scheduled an inspiring briefing call featuring  these two leading authorities on military spending and alternatives.

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Lindsay Koshgarian: Lindsay's work and commentary on the federal budget and military spending has appeared on NPR, the BBC, CNN, The Nation, U.S. News and World Report, and others. Now at the Institute for Policy Studies, her work is at the intersection of military and domestic federal spending. She got her start as a clinic worker and organizer at Planned Parenthood in central and suburban Philadelphia, and led economic development and affordable housing studies at the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute prior to joining the National Priorities Project in 2014

Bill Hartung: Bill is director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy. He has also served as a Senior Research Fellow in the New America Foundation's American Strategy Program and is former director of the Arms Trade Resource Center at the World Policy Institute. He specializes in issues of weapons proliferation, the economics of military spending, and alternative approaches to national security strategy. Hartung was the director of the Arms and Security Initiative at the New America Foundation. Prior to that, he served as the director of the Arms Trade Resource Center at the World Policy Institute. He also worked as a speechwriter and policy analyst for New York State Attorney General Robert Abrams.

Ruth Benn, of the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee and the New York War Resisters League has prepared a fine short peace announcing this year's Global Days of Action on Military Spending along with background about this U.S. and international campaign. Click here to read the article.

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