Here in California, we’re on Day 26 of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s shelter-in-place order and have another two weeks to go, at least. I presume you’re living under similar “shelter-in-place” orders. So, to help the pass the time constructively, here are a couple of timely classics from Winter Watch’s video archive.
No. 1 – The Money Masters: The Rise of the Bankers
“The Money Masters” is a 200-minute info-packed documentary from 1996 that traces the history of money in its many forms, and how political power structures have used it as a tool to manipulate societies and global events via the implementation of central banks.
The program starts with the development of fractional reserve banking practices in the 17th century and the secret techniques initially used by goldsmiths fraudulently to accumulate wealth, followed by the formation of the privately-owned Bank of England in 1694, described as “the yoke of economic slavery to a privately-owned ‘central’ bank was first forced upon the backs of an entire nation, not removed but only made heavier with the passing of the three centuries to our day. Nation after nation has fallen prey to this cabal of international central bankers.”
Sounds like heavy viewing, I know, and the video quality isn’t great, but it’s one of the best explainer programs I’ve ever come across that covers this critical topic in an engaging and clear manner for even laypeople to understand. Understanding is important, especially now, during this “war on the virus” loot and debt-slavery program.
Director: William T. Still
Writers: Patrick S.J. Carmack, William T. Still
Star: William T. Still
No. 2 – Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
In 2010, film-makers Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross released a documentary called “The Shock Doctrine,” which illustrates the themes of the book “Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism” by Naomi Klein. The filmmakers created an 80-minute collage of Klein’s university lectures, newsreel footage and analyses to explain the strategic use of a crises to seize the levers of power.
Generally, Klein leans a little too hard left for my taste, but this documentary doesn’t take a hard Hegelian approach. Rather, it brilliantly illustrates neoliberalism in action. It’s especially timely during the first ~30 minutes, when it describes how government can impose psychological trauma on citizens to affect a desired outcome and gain public cooperation and acceptance for actions that would normally be considered unacceptable.
Want to delve deeper into these topics as they pertain specifically to the cronyvirus? Check out Russ Winters recent posts and podcasts:
- (March 12) STEP 1: Coronavirus Panic, STEP 2: Loss of Liberty and Depression
- (March 17) Market Observations in a Central Bank Infested World Economy
- (March 23) Crime Syndicate Reruns 2008, Abject Opportunism, #CorporateCoup, Extortion Playbook
- (March 24) Trump Parasite Guildists Ross & Mnuchin to Manage Loot of US Economy
- (March 26) The New Underworld Order Egregore
- (March 29) Extra $2 Trillion Looted from Public Coffer to Replenish US Treasury’s Murky Exchange Stabilization Fund
- (March 30) Trump’s Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Explains Parasite Guild Slash and Burn Operations
- (March 31) Tim Kelly and Russ Winter Discuss Covid-19 and the Exchange Stabilization Fund Looting Ops
- (April 4) TradCatKnight Radio’s Eric Gajewski, Russ Winter Cover the Mnuchin-Run ESF and the Gray State Agenda