G. Edward Griffin: The Creature Swallows Congress

This is the twenty-second installment in a series of chapter summaries from G. Edward Griffin’s must-read book The Creature From Jekyll Island.  This book may be the most important “red pill” available and we highly recommend that you read the full book.  Buy it today at RealityZone.

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President Taft, although a Republican spokesman for big business, refused to champion the Aldrich Bill for a central bank.  This marked him for political extinction.  The Money Trust wanted a President who would aggressively promote the bill, and the man selected was Woodrow Wilson who had already publicly declared his allegiance.  Wilson’s nomination at the Democratic national convention was secured by Colonel House, a close associate of Morgan and Warburg.  To make sure that Taft did not win his bid for reelection, the Money Trust encouraged the former Republican President, Teddy Roosevelt, to run on the Progressive ticket.   The result, as planned, was that Roosevelt pulled away Republican support from Taft, and Wilson won the election with less than a majority vote.  Wilson and Roosevelt campaigned vigorously against the evils of the Money Trust while, all along, being dependent upon that same Trust for campaign funding.

When Wilson was elected, Colonel House literally moved into the White House and became the unseen President of the United States.  Under his guidance, the Aldrich Bill was given cosmetic surgery and emerged as the Glass-Owen Bill.  Although sponsored by Democrats, in all essential features it was still the Jekyll Island plan.  Aldrich, Vanderlip, and others identified with Wall Street put on a pretense of opposing the Glass-Owen Bill to convince Congress and the public that big bankers were fearful of it.  The final bill was written with many sound features which were included to make it palatable during Congressional debate but which were predesigned to be dropped in later years.  To win the support of the Populists under the leadership of William Jennings Bryan, the Jekyll Island team also engineered what appeared to be compromises but which in actual operation were, as Wilson called them, mere “shadows” while the “substance” remained.   In short, Congress was outflanked, outfoxed, and outclassed by a deceptive, but brilliant, psycho-political attack.  The result is that, on December 23, 1913, America once again had a central bank.



Get the book for yourself or for others you want to wake up.  It reads like a mystery novel and is filled with colorful metaphors that make the seemingly complex world of banking very easy to comprehend. Visit RealityZone for your copy today. Summary is re-printed with permission from G. Edward Griffin.

See other parts below:
PART 1: The Journey to Jekyll Island
PART 2: The Name of the Game is Bailout
PART 3: Protectors of the Public
PART 4: Home, Sweet Loan
PART 5: Nearer to the Heart’s Desire
PART 6: Building the New World Order
PART 7: The Barbaric Metal
PART 8: Fool’s Gold
PART 9: The Secret Science
PART 10: The Mandrake Mechanism
PART 11: The Rothschild Formula
PART 12: Sink the Lusitania!
PART 13: Masquerade in Moscow
PART 14: The Best Enemy Money Can Buy 
PART 15: The Lost Treasure Map
PART 16: The Creature Comes to America
PART 17: A Den of Vipers
PART 18: Loaves and Fishes and Civil War
PART 19: Greenbacks and Other Crimes
PART 20: The London Connection
PART 21: Competition is a Sin


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