Bankers Manifesto of 1892


Drove it, like I stole it
Someone showed this to me...and I was wondering what you all thought of it...

The Bankers Manifesto of 1892
Distributed to a private group of elite bankers in June, 1892
" We (the bankers) must proceed with caution and guard every move made, for the lower order of the people are already showing signs of restless commotion. Prudence will therefore show a policity of apparently yielding to the popular will until our plans are so far consummated that we can declare our designs without any fear of any organized resistance.
" The Farmers Alliance and Knights of Labor organizations in the United States should be carefully watched by our trusted men, and we must take immediate steps to control these organizations in our interest or disrupt them.
" At the comming Omaha Convention to be held July 4, 1892, our men must attend and direct its movement, or else there will be set on foot such antagonism to our designs as may require force to overcome. This at the present time would be premature. We are not yet ready for such a crisis. Capital must protect itself in every possible manner through combination
(conspiracy) and legislation.
" The courts must be called to our aid, debts must be collected, bonds and mortgages foreclosed as rapidly as possible
" When through the process of law, the common people have lost their homes, they will be more tractable and easily governed through the influence of the strong arm of government applied to a central power of imperial wealth under the control of the leading financiers. People without homes will not quarrel with their leaders.
" History repeats itself in regular cycles. This truth is well known among our principal men who are engaged in forming an imperialism of the world. While they are doing this, the people must be kept in a state of political antagonism.
" The question of tariff reform must be urged through the organization known as the Democratic Party, and the question of protection with the reciprocity must be be forced to view through the Republican Party.
" By thus dividing voters, we can get them to expend their energies in fighting over questions of no importance to us, except as teachers to the common herd. Thus by discrete action, we can secure all that has been so gererously planned and successfully accomplished."

The above was reprinted from the book, "Econmic Pinch " written by the late Charles A. Lindberg, Sr. which was first published in 1923. The Banker's Manifesto of June 1892 was not intended for public reading, but was propaganda to hold the big bankers together. Permission was not needed to reprint the above.


Mr. Nice
Lindbergh said a lot of interesting things, such as referring to the speed at which The Federal Reserve Act was passed (rushed) as the "Christmas massacre."