There is a saying that he who has the gold makes the rules. Indeed, throughout the history of mankind it has been shown that wealth is power. Why do you suppose that is? The answer to that question appears to be obvious. If you have money, many people will do what you want them to do simply to obtain that money. This is true whether you own a business and try to provide something costumers will pay for, or you work for a business and provide labor, or you sell sexual favors to lonely people. The answer should be obvious, and yet there exists sinister subtleties that allow for crafty conmen to take control of large swaths of governments and economies in this world. You see, there is evil afoot in this world, and I’m not talking about insignificant evil such as individuals doing drugs or having sex with strangers, I’m talking about industrial sized evil, evil on the scale of the holocaust, evil against all humanity, evil so subtle and pervasive that to many it doesn’t seem like evil at all.
Imagine for a moment, if you would, that you were entrusted with the power to create currency for the nation you lived in. Imagine that everyone who engaged in commerce, in any kind of legal economic activity in your country had to, by law, use your debt notes as a means of exchange. Imagine that you got a portion of every legal transaction that took place across the nation. Even if it was a very small percentage, less than one percent, close to zero percent, you would still soon be a very, very wealthy individual before too long. Now imagine that this was so for many nations across the planet. It isn’t hard to see how within a few years you’d be one of the wealthiest people on the planet, maybe even the wealthiest. Keep that business in the family for a couple of hundred years and there’s little doubt that your family, your bloodline, would be one of the wealthiest, most powerful, most influential forces the world has ever known.