Josh Marshall rightly chastised the Trump campaign for an anti-Semitic closing ad targeting financier George Soros, Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen, and Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein. And while the storyline of the ‘Jewish Banking Conspiracy’ has long motivated social movements like Aryan Nations, as well as domestic terrorist networks like the Christian Patriots and Minutemen, the ad itself is essentially correct when it states,
It’s a global power structure that is responsible for the economic decisions that have robbed our working class, stripped our country of its wealth and put that money into the pockets of a handful of large corporations and political entities.
As Paul de Armond observed in Christian Patriots at War with the State,
In the minds of Christian Patriots, the banks are all controlled by Satan through the Jews. It’s not as fashionable these days to say Jews control the banks as it used to be, so the most common catch-phrase is “international bankers.” The bigger the bank, the closer to the Prince of Lies.
This anti-Semitic storyline overlooks the fact that high-level bankers merely manage private equity investments for the American aristocracy, which, as represented by the Bush family, is anything but Jewish. But then, internal logic is not one of the characteristics of the Christian Patriot mythos.
While Jewish U.S. Treasury secretaries Tim Geithner (Obama), Hank Paulson (Bush), and Robert Rubin (Clinton) provide fodder for the illogic of the Christian Patriot worldview, it is the system that is corrupt, as evidenced by pending Presidential Cabinet appointments under Trump.
As I observed in A World of Make Believe, privatization of all things falls under the much-hyped ‘New Economy’ promoted by Bill Gates, as well as by Naomi Klein and Bill McKibben — public relations puppets funded by fossil fuel magnates Warren Buffet and the Rockefeller brothers.
Advertising — in the form of privatized mass communication and education — now dominates public opinion, to the point that controlling consciousness on a global scale is a prescribed art…With the advent of social media and the reign of the Internet, controlling consciousness is now child’s play.