Understanding the BIG Picture

by Griping Grandpa

Not everyone realizes how much is at stake in the November 2016 US Presidential election. The purpose of this post is to present the big picture, which should make deciding for whom to vote, much easier.

Things are not always the way they seem, nor have they been going very well. We have a broken system that politicians have not been able to fix.

In this post, as in previous posts, I refer to a Mr. X, a type of person whose goal in life is world domination, regardless of who gets hurt in the process.

If you consider such a person evil and insane, you are right, but unfortunately such people do exist; and they exist in positions of power. Mr. X is not a single person, unfortunately, and because he operates behind the scenes we might point fingers at the wrong person. And Mr. X’s plan has been pursued for centuries, even before a certain Mr. X declared, in 1751, “Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who writes the laws.”

(And finally, using the Mr. X moniker makes this post less likely to be removed by the Internet censors.)

Where We Are Heading

Mr. X’s agenda is to control the world under a single government. This is called the globalist agenda. Opposing this is the populist “Make America Great Again” movement, promoted by the Trump campaign.

One argument for the globalist viewpoint is that it would avoid wars. Unfortunately, that is not true. Mr. X likes wars. Mr. X benefits greatly from wars. By lending both sides of the conflict vast sums of money at interest and with plenty of collateral, he makes fantastic profits. Then, after the war, he scores again by lending money for the rebuilding of what was destroyed in the war. Mr. X also believes that there are too many people in the world and wars help to reduce that number. So, no, do not expect there to be fewer wars under a single world government.

America at WarThe current Obama administration has a globalist agenda and this would continue on the same path if Hillary is elected. This administration also seems to go out of its way to antagonize Russia in preparation for World War III. Not a good idea. A war like that is likely to culminate into a nuclear conflict, which could end up killing all human life on this planet and possibly all animal and plant life as well. Nuclear radiation can take centuries to reduce to safe levels.

America has had more than its fair share of wars. Under the hidden hand of Mr. X, America has been at war over 90% of the years since its revolutionary war.

For me, a period of peace and prosperity would be a good idea. Trump has been portrayed as a bully, but he is far from that.

Wars don’t benefit anyone, except Mr. X and his helpers, the armaments industry and opportunistic politicians. The people as a whole lose. Many lose their lives or their property. They agree to draconian measures, losing their hard-won freedoms in the process. And of course their tax burden increases as well.

Even if we would not end up in a disastrous war, if Hillary wins, her open border policy will inundate our country with poor people from our South and the Middle East, further increasing our unemployment, our tax burden and our crime rate and further watering down of our culture, with more conflict and more strife.

The Alternative

What Mr. Trump is proposing flies into the teeth of the globalists. That’s why he is fought against so hard. He proposes to control the borders, to restore law and order, to return jobs to the United States and to return the nation to greatness. You may not like him but at least he is not a member of secret societies that rule the world by stealth. If he were, the media would shout it from the roof tops. And best of all he does not need any hand-outs from Mr. X.

Statue of LibertyIn 2016 we have ta chance to choose a successful businessman, funded by mainly by himself, rather than a politician funded by special interests. We have a chance to clean house and to reverse the trend of centuries towards global domination and to bring about some real, positive change.

America’s past has been one of freedom, productivity, prosperity and innovation. Think of our courageous founders like George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. Think of innovators like the Wright Brothers, Edison, Tesla, Ford and Bell. Of course, our country is not perfect and we can overdo our patriotism, but wouldn’t you rather have America lead the world, not by force, but by example than having it join the drab ranks of the Third World?

“The urge to save humanity is almost always a false face for the urge to rule it.” H.L. Mencken.

About the Author

Griping Grandpa is the pen name for Peter Verhoeff. He was born and raised in the Netherlands, the youngest son of a school principal. He developed varied interests, such as nature, music and science. He made electronic engineering his career and later moved into computer programming and Web design. He also developed technical writing skills and wrote an eBook for small business. Peter now lives in the United States.

Peter’s passion is to write about things that matter to the world at large, to educate people in important topics that are not well known , the broader knowledge of which ultimately may help to bring about a better world.

Understanding”Useful Idiots” and “Saul Allinsky”

Now is time to come together as patriots and to rebuild.

Power is only lasting within a framework of balance. It was the American Constitution that gave our country a chance to be great and prosperous. This is because there was a natural balance between the Executive, Judiciary and a Legislature AND free and fair elections. It was the Constitution that gave America a chance to vote out crime and corruption.

America (up until now) has been a land governed WITH THE CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED but in 2016 we nearly lost it. Luckily the majority came through. The people in America have not been happy with the last fifty to eighty years. Watch this short video. We sense, but do not actually know, how badly we have been scammed.

Useful Idiot

Sadly, in the last eight years thanks to shady legislators (like Reid & Boxer) representative government became an endangered species.  One wonders if they werre ever honestly elected, what with illegals voting and crooked voting machines (Project Veritas)  America rejects sleight of hand legislation and ultra, heavy handed EPA regulations stifling progress. What a problem our good constitution is to those who want to keep an unfair privilege. We have been taken into a precarious range of debt, endangering our future and the future of our children and even our grandchildren.

Ask yourself why is America richer than Mexico, why did America become a super power while the beautiful Mexico, same continent, good natural resources,struggles with poverty & crime & corruption? The reason is Mexico does not have “Balance of Power” it does not have our constitution. Mexico and much of the rest of the world have a problem of CRIME AND CORRUPTION but then most of the rest of the world does not YET operate under true balance of power; the brilliant pattern of the American Constitution. We are poor in America in exact degree that we let go of our heritage. Income inequality is a major problem in America and worse in Mexico and the rest of the world. It is the Constitutional form of Government that puts in the checks and balances to open the door to the American Dream and to distribute the wealth fairly.

We did something right when we become prosperous and a super power and our responsibility is to share our successful actions with other sovereign nations through education. 

Useful Idiots:

  • Get most or all data from TV, filtered as it is by a bought Main Stream Media
  • Fail to fact check the ideas they accept and operate on and use as stable data.
  • Fail to take the effort to learn a trade and work to support self, family and the nation.
  • Are influenced in their voting by welfare, and the largesse of the state.
  • Tend to believe authority and that might is right, however irrational.
  • Believe slander and cabal & rumor

Saul Allinsky refers to “we the people” as “Useful Idiots”.

So let’s take a hard and critical look at America as it has evolved over the last eight years. Do you recognize these points in the “new” fabric of our culture? Here is Alinsky’s advice to the elite oligarchies and crooked politicians to help them hold on to an elite and unfair privilege.

  1. Class Warfare: Divide the people into the wealthy & the poor, and all other factions. Pit one faction against the other. Easier to keep the people down, if you keep them busy fighting each other.
  2. Religion: Religion brings with it a Moral Code that is at best awkward for the crooked elite, and at worst dangerous. Elites MUST remove God from all things public.
  3. Education – take control of what people listen to or watch or read. Also take control of the Education agenda; what children are taught will define our future.
  4. Welfare – take control of all aspects of welfare – if the people are beholden to the State they will be too afraid of losing their livelihood to revolt.
  5. Gun Control – you have to remove the ability of the people to defend themselves against an oppressive government.
  6. Increase Debt – in this way you can increase taxation, poverty and fear.
  7. Poverty – Increase poverty – poor people are far easier to control
  8. Healthcare – Control Healthcare and you control the people

We know that Hillary has studied Allinsky when at University. We also know that Obama has referred to Allinsky quite fondly from time to time. We also know that these rules are from Lenin when he was aiming at world control. (An America that sees itself as a soveriegn nation WILL RESPECT other soveriegn nations.  A constitutional America does not engage in imperialistic wars.

In electing Donald Trump, America rejected globalism and THE directed history of global elites. We also rejected imperialism.

We chose America First

Will you, too?


Quote for the Week

When more Americans prefer freebies to freedom, these great United States will become a fertile ground for tyranny.

Allen West

Understanding the History of Banking

by Griping Grandpa

Banking is a very old profession; almost as old as prostitution.

Mr. X

Mr. X

In this story, we will refer to a Mr. X, who represents not a single person, but a type of person who seeks to amass vast fortunes and power regardless of who gets hurt in the process. We will trace the history from 1790 to the death of Kennedy in 1963 and see what we can glean.

Watch this short video.

You may have wondered how Mr. X got that rich? You may also have guessed though, that it may just have had something to do with banking. So let’s look there first.

We will not at this time concern ourselves with the bankers of ancient Babylon, nor with the money changers of the New Testament, nor with the Medicis in Italy; instead we will begin our journey in relatively modern times, when a certain Mr. X famously stated, “Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who writes the laws.” Mr. X, a banker, had befriended the local Prince by first selling him rare coins at bargain prices and later lending him money at interest.

Mr. X had five sons who followed their father into the banking business and settled in different European countries. Thus began the nefarious practice of getting rich by bankrolling wars. Their mother once proclaimed, “If my sons did not want wars, there would be none.”

This was when the British Empire ruled the world and conquered the seas. One son became the most influential banker in the developed world, located in England.

Banks and Wars

Meanwhile, across the seas the American colonies were flourishing – they had created their own currencies and did not have to pay interest to bankers. Britain had just come out of the costly French and Indian War, also called the Seven-Year War, and was already struggling to pay its debts to Mr X at the Bank of England. Mr X felt endangered by how the American settlers were doing so well with their own money, their high work ethic, and their productivity and he was not making a dime off of it.

What to do about it? To please Mr X the King outlawed American money, forcing the colonists to use British money, borrowed at interest. Not many history books record this as the true cause of America’s War of Independence.

“The refusal of King George 3rd to allow the colonies to operate an honest money system, which freed the ordinary man from the clutches of the money manipulators, was probably the prime cause of the revolution.” — Benjamin Franklin

After gaining their independence, the Americans were happy with their no-interest money and did not want a central bank that would charge them interest. Sadly the covert pressure from Mr. X was still strong and in 1791, the First Bank of the United States was founded with a 20-year charter. Mr. X got richer while the people suffered.

The 19th Century

When the 20 years were up, Congress refused to renew the bank’s charter. Britain’s Mr. X was furious and threatened a war. The British Prime Minister did not want a war with America. He had his hands full fighting Napoleon. The prime minister was assassinated and his successor authorized the War of 1812.

Napoleon, also defied the French Mr. X by printing his own money and thus avoided having to pay Mr. X interest. That did not sit well with France’s Mr. X. Wellington’s forces eventually defeated the French at Waterloo in 1815 and Britain’s Mr. X scored big – his courier informed him of Britain’s victory a day before the news reached the public and by pretending that the British forces had lost the war, the stock market crashed and Mr. X quietly bought up vast numbers of shares at rock bottom prices, to resell them after the market recovered when the victory became public knowledge. Mr. X became very rich and influential in Britain.

After winning the War of 1812, America made the mistake of founding the Second Bank of the United States, this time making the American Mr. X richer and the nation poorer.

In 1832 Andrew Jackson campaigned for president with the slogan, “Jackson And No Bank!” He became President and, as promised, the bank’s charter was not renewed. An assassination attempt followed, but luckily both of the assassin’s pistols failed to fire.

A later President, Zachary Taylor declared, “The idea of a national bank is dead, and will not be revived in my time.” In 1850, he died of arsenic poisoning after eating a bowl of cherries and milk.

In 1857, President James Buchanan took measures to prevent banks from issuing more loans than they had in reserves. He too was poisoned, but survived, though 38 other people who attended the dinner died.



In 1861, the Civil War started .and President Lincoln issued government money, called the Greenback. Mr. X did not like this. He wanted to send military aid from Europe to aid the Confederates and thus defeat Lincoln’s Union army. However, the Russian Tsar derailed this plan. Russia, like America at that time, did not have a bank owned by Mr. X. After the war, Lincoln was re-elected and wanted to continue using the interest-free Greenbacks.In Russia, 1881, the Tsar and his family were also murdered

In 1881, President James Garfield was shot and subsequently died some weeks after stating, “Whoever controls the volume of money in our country is absolute master of all industry and commerce, and when you realize that the entire system is very easily controlled, one way or another, by a few powerful men at the top, you will not have to be told how periods of inflation and depression originate.”

In 1901, President William McKinley, who wanted all paper money to be backed by gold and a balanced government budget, was shot and died a few days later.

The 20th Century

Which brings us up to 1913 when everything changed.

The year 1913 was when the way we have and handle money was changed forever. In our history this was the third privately owned central bank of the United States, renamed as the Federal Reserve System to make it sound more acceptable, even though it was neither federal, nor did it have any reserves. Federal Income tax arrived in that same year.

President Woodrow Wilson signed off on these changes, but he later recanted, saying, “I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is .now controlled by its system of credit. We are no longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.”

Prior to 1913 was one of the most prosperous economic times in the history of the USA – the time when there was no Federal Reserve and no Income tax.

One year later, World War I began and lasted until 1918. This was a war between all the major European players each one funded by their own bank under its control of a Mr. X. All the Mr. Xes profited handsomely from this war. The United States joined the fray in 1917, despite President Wilson’s promise to keep America out of the war. America’s Mr. X profited at the expense of millions of lives. This war consolidated the banking power, creating economies driven by debt, rather than by productivity and solvency.

The American Federal Reserve was here to stay, it had emerged as as a major player on the world stage becoming a full-fledged central bank.

After the allied victory, Germany was ordered to pay the war costs of all the participating nations, even though Germany had not even started the war. Those costs were astronomical. Germany’s privately owned central bank broke free of government control, resulting in runaway inflation where people burned the worthless bank notes as fuel to heat their homes. Germany’s Mr. X profited handsomely while the German people starved.

The year 1929 marks the start of Great Depression in the United States, believed to have been triggered by Mr. X contracting the money supply. Part of the fault also lies with public over-confidence and foolish speculation in the Stock Market. Mr. X scored.

Fat Cat

Fat Cat

In Germany, when the Weimar Republic came to an end, Hitler’s rise to power was spectacular. He issued new state money (no interest) and the country recovered. In Germany, when the Weimar Republic came to an end, Hitler’s rise to power was spectacular. He issued new state money (no interest) and the country soon prospered. Unfortunately, he also wanted to conquer other countries and World War II (1939 – 1945) resulted. The various Mr. Xes prospered while millions of people perished.

The war started when German troops invaded Poland, but in fact Britain, worried about Germany’s economic success welcomed the war; at least Winston Churchill did. In a 1936 radio broadcast he said, “We will force this war upon Hitler, if he wants it or not.” And after the war, he told President Truman, “The war wasn’t only about abolishing fascism, but to conquer sales markets. We could have, if we had intended so, prevented this war from breaking out without doing one shot, but we didn’t want to.”

In 1963, President John Kennedy restored the issuance of money to the government and 6.5 billion dollars worth of interest-free silver-backed United States Notes were issued. He was assassinated that same year. The executive order was canceled and United States Notes were destroyed.


If you were ever wondering why governments do not issue their own money instead of borrowing it at interest from a privately owned central bank, the answer is simple. Coercion. If a country happens to be prosperous, measures are taken to make it less so and for it to incur large debts it will not be able to repay. If that country refuses to go into debt, that country is soon involved in a costly war, or its leader is assassinated.

It is no accident that the world is so chaotic, with constant wars and rumors of wars. It is the old principle of “divide and conquer” at work. Mr. X profits from chaos and disunity.

All of this seems pretty hopeless, doesn’t it? But, no matter how bad a situation is, something can always be done about it. One thing we can do is to be skeptical about what the media tells us and to do our own diligent research to find out what is happening behind the scenes. We can strive to reduce our debts and urge our leaders in government to do the same. We can lessen our dependence on financial institutions. We can practice tolerance toward others, rather than hatred, and to oppose any new wars, because wars do not serve the people. We can spread the word to friends and family and whoever else will listen. The more people know and recognize Mr. X’s nefarious schemes, the more likely it is that the situation will resolve.

Quote for the Week

“History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and its issuance.” – President James Madison

Further Reading

Most of the quotes and facts mentioned in this article can be found in the following links.

About the Author

Griping Grandpa is the pen name for Peter Verhoeff. He was born and raised in the Netherlands, the youngest son of a school principal. He developed varied interests, such as nature, music and science. He made electronic engineering his career and later moved into computer programming and Web design. He also developed technical writing skills and wrote an eBook for small business. Peter now lives in the United States.

Peter’s passion is to write about things that matter to the world at large, to educate people in important topics that are not well known , the broader knowledge of which ultimately may help to bring about a better world.