There are a lot of critics of the U.S. government these days.

Admittedly, a good part of the time, I’m one of them.  Some people would say that the criticism is just evidence of our jaded, modern times. Not so, my friends.  Let’s take a look at what “insiders” have been saying about the American government over the past 217 years.  And by “insiders” I don’t mean Capital Hill journalists or presidential aides.  I’m talking about actual past presidents, vice presidents, congressmen, senators, and other high profile political leaders.

Together, these historical leaders paint a pretty dire picture of our democracy, saying that the U.S. is under the control of an “invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people” and this “invisible government is the true ruling power in our country.”

They go on to explain how a shadow government has been in control of the U.S. “ever since the days of Andrew Jackson” (since at least 1836).  “It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations.” They “virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes. They practically control both parties… It operates under cover of a self-created screen [and] seizes our executive officers, legislative bodies, schools, courts, newspapers and every agency created for the public protection.”

As a result, these leaders say, “we have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated, governments in the civilized world—no longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and the duress of small groups of dominant men.”

“The danger has never been more clear and its presence has never been more imminent… Its dissenters are silenced, not praised.” Therefore, “to destroy this invisible government, to befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day.”Want to know who specifically wrote these things?  Check out the list of quotes from high-level, historical leaders that I compiled below.

“It was not my intention to doubt that, the Doctrines of the Illuminati, and principles of Jacobinism had not spread in the United States. On the contrary, no one is more truly satisfied of this fact than I am. The idea that I meant to convey, was, that I did not believe that the Lodges of Free Masons in this Country had, as Societies, endeavoured to propagate the diabolical tenets of the first, or pernicious principles of the latter (if they are susceptible of seperation). That Individuals of them may… actually had a seperation [sic] of the People from their Government in view, is too evident to be questioned.” – George Washington,  1st President of the United States (1789–1797), from a letter that Washington wrote on October 24, 1798, which can be found in the Library of Congress.  

“I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.” —Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States (1801–1809) and principal author of the United States Declaration of Independence (1776), in a letter written to John Taylor on May 28, 1816.

“A power has risen up in the government greater than the people themselves, consisting of many and various powerful interests, combined in one mass, and held together by the cohesive power of the vast surplus in banks.” – John C. Calhoun, Vice President (1825-1832) and U.S. Senator, from a speech given on May 27, 1836.

Note that it appears that Washington’s and Jefferson’s concerns regarding bankers and separation of the people from the government was realized by 1836.  This fact was confirmed in a letter written by FDR in 1933 (see below) in which he wrote that “a financial element in the large centers has owned the government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson.”  Jackson was the seventh president of the United States (1829-1937).  Calhoun served as Jackson’s vice-president from 1829-1932. 

“Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.  To destroy this invisible government, to befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day.”— Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, An Autobiography, 1913 (Appendix B) 

“A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is privately concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men… [W]e have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated, governments in the civilized world—no longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and the duress of small groups of dominant men.” – Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States, The New Freedom, 1913.

“Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something.  They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.” – Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States, The New Freedom, 1913.

“The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson.” — Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States (1933–1945), in a letter to Colonel Edward M House dated November 21, 1933, as quoted in F.D.R.: His Personal Letters, 1928-1945.

“The individual is handicapped by coming face-to-face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists. The American mind simply has not come to a realization of the evil which has been introduced into our midst. It rejects even the assumption that human creatures could espouse a philosophy which must ultimately destroy all that is good and decent.”  —J. Edgar Hoover, The Elks Magazine, 1956.

“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States,, January 1961 Speech.

“The very word “secrecy” is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings… Our way of life is under attack. Those who make themselves our enemy are advancing around the globe… no war ever posed a greater threat to our security. If you are awaiting a finding of “clear and present danger,” then I can only say that the danger has never been more clear and its presence has never been more imminent… For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence–on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations. Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed.” — John F Kennedy, 35th President of the United States, from a speech delivered to the American Newspaper Publishers Association on April 27, 1961 and known as the “Secret Society” speech (click here for full transcript and audio). 

Don’t buy into the lie that “America is a free country.” There exists an “Invisible Government” that controls not only America but the world. Some call it the “New World Order” but “Old World Order” is more fitting because its Seven Sinister Tentacles have existed for years working together to poison us the world as we know it. 

The Invisible Government stays in power and enslaves the common man and woman via a “System” of influence and control; a System so subtle and far-reaching most people can’t see it.

This System has 7 main tentacles:

#1 –  BANKING: We live under the tyranny of an international BANKING scheme designed to regulate our currency and keep the common man poor and the rich man wealthy.

#2 – POLITICS: We are given the illusion of freedom of choice but in reality we live under a dual party POLITICS system, with Republicans and Democrats being twin faces of the same corrupt coin—ensuring no meaningful change.

#3 – EDUCATION: We and our children are put through an ineffective and dumbed-down EDUCATION system that limits our minds, so that regardless of the strength of any given teacher, we are all taught the same mind-limiting curriculum.

#4 – PHARMACEUTICALS: We suffer under and indeed are purposely poisoned by a horrific and money-hungry PHARMACEUTICALS market that first creates the diseases—real or imagined—then advertises and sells us the “cure.”

#5 – ARMAMENTS: We live in the shadow of a massive ARMAMENTS industry, which spreads fear and endorses war for profit; a united populace is not good, it would destabilize the armaments industry.

#6 – RELIGION: We are taught to blindly follow watered-down RELIGIONS that divide the masses. The Western religions encourage people to seek “out there” for divinity and spiritual eternity, when in reality divinity and spiritual eternity exist within us already. The Invisible Government hides this truth.

#7 – MASS MEDIA: The Invisible Government brainwashes us by television, and we’re taught to listen to and trust the corporate news MEDIA; we were long ago “sold” the illusion that there’s a group of journalists and editors fighting on our side; sadly, they pedal mostly lies, deception, superficiality, and fear.

These 7 Sinister Tentacles of control by the Invisible Government were established long ago. The term “New World Order” is a misnomer; the Invisible Government has been around for a long time.

Today the System works smoothly—because very few suspect it exists; this despite the warnings of these former presidents and world leaders. According to a 2013 poll by Public Policy Polling (a Democratic leaning polling firm), 23 percent of voters believed that there's a secretive group with "a globalist agenda [that's] conspiring to eventually rule the world through an authoritarian world government."  Because of a deep rooted beliefs that the U.S. government is “for the people” and the protector of the free world, many will reject the notion of an evil shadow government.  When our beliefs are challenged or when two beliefs are inconsistent, cognitive dissonance is created. It’s human nature to try to hold our beliefs in harmony with our world view and avoid disharmony (or dissonance). For those of you who having difficulty believing the information presented in this article, I fully  understand. My main objective is to bring forth the actual written word of many powerful and influential men who were privy to information you and I are not. Do with it whatever you wish. From personal experience I can assure you, it's quite the rabbit hole.