Behind the visible government there is an invisible government upon the throne that owes the people no loyalty and recognizes no responsibility.
We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the world. No longer government of free opinion, the longer government by conviction and vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.
President Woodrow Wilson - 1912
Approximately 300 men that know each other and that appoint their successors themselves determine the fate of this world.their power exists in absolute confidentiality.
Walter Rathenau - December 24, 1912
We are governed. Our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas already suggested largely by men that we have never heard of. in almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, and our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by this relatively small number of persons.
The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes.
There are two types of history: first the official, forged ad usum Delphini, and second the secret one, in which the real causes of events are written down; a disgraceful history.