The Bankers Manifesto of 1892
Revealed by US Congressman Charles A. Lindbergh, Sr. from Minnesota before the US Congress sometime during his term of office between the years of 1907 and 1917 to warn the citizens.
"We (the bankers) must proceed with caution and guard every move made, for the lower order of people are already showing signs of restless commotion. Prudence will therefore show a policy of apparently yielding to the popular will until our plans are so far consummated that we can declare our designs without 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 coming Omaha
Convention to be held July 4th (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
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 the law, the common people have lost their homes, they will
be more tractable and easily governed through the influence of the strong
arm of the government applied to a central power
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
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 forced to view through the Republican Party.
By thus dividing
voters, we can get them to expand 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
THE BANKERS’ MANIFESTO OF 1934
Capital must protect
itself in every way, through combination and through legislation. Debts
must be collected and loans and mortgages foreclosed as soon as possible.
When through a process of law, the common people have lost their homes,
they will be more tractable and more easily governed by the strong arm
of the law applied by the central power of wealth, under control of
leading financiers. People without homes will not quarrel with their
leaders. This is well known among our principle men now engaged in forming
an IMPERIALISM of capital to govern the world. By dividing the people
we can get them to expend their energies in fighting over questions
of no importance to us except as teachers of the common herd. Thus by
discrete action we can secure for ourselves what has been generally
planned and successfully accomplished.