PTB Quotes

"It is useless to deny, because it is impossible to conceal, that a great part of Europe - the whole of Italy and France and a great portion of [then fragmented] Germany, to say nothing of other countries - is covered with a network of these secret societies... And what are their objects? They do not attempt to conceal them. They do not want constitutional government... they want to change the tenure of land, to drive out the present owners of the soil and to put an end to ecclesiastical establishments [churches]."
The Right Honourable Benjamin Disraeli Prime Minister (UK) 1868 and 1874 - 1880

"The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson." President Franklin D. Roosevelt In a letter dated November 23, 1933, to President Woodrow Wilson's top advisor, Colonel Edward House.

"Three hundred men, all of whom know one another, direct the economic destiny of Europe and choose their successors from among themselves."
Walter Rathenau General Electric in Germany

Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote in The Social Contract:
"It is therefore important, if the general will is to be properly ascertained, that there should be no partial society within the state, and that each citizen should decide according to his own opinion. When one of the associations, is big enough to triumph over all the others, the outcome is no longer the sum total of small differences, but a single difference, then there is no longer any general will, and the opinion that prevails is only a particular opinion."