This article is part of the series " Kindled from a Blessed Tree "

VI. Rothschild and the Illuminati

Give me control over a nation's currency,
then it does not interest me who makes the laws.
(Mayer Amschel Rothschild)

Mayer Amschel Bauer was the founder of the Rothschild dynasty. His father, Moses Amschel Bauer established himself in the year 1750 in the Frankfurt Jew Street and opened a shop for coin dealers, textile trade, exchange and gold and silver work.

A few years after the death of his father, Mayer Amschel began as a bank clerk who worked for the Oppenheimers in Hanover. After some time he was promoted as junior partner. He changed his name to Mayer Amschel Rothschild, after he had returned to Frankfurt and had acquired the business from his father. It is said that the name goes back to Rothschild, a red shield, which hung outside the store, and that the Star of David was wearing the same symbol that the Kabbalists used in Prague, the former stronghold of the Kabbalah.

About the year 1760 Mayer Amschel began business with the court of Hanau, aided by the acquaintance with General von Estorff. On the 21th of September 1769 he could put the badge bearing the arms of Hesse-Hanau, and the inscription "MA Rothschild, purveyor of His Illustrious Highness, Crown Prince Wilhelm of Hesse, Count of Hanau" in front of his shop.

William of Hanau was a merchant of human flesh. For a price on the head of every fallen soldier, the Prince let his troops to another country. His best customer was the British government, which needed the troops for the war against the American colonists.

He earned exceptionally well with his "rent-a-troop-business". When he died, he left the largest fortune ever accumulated in Europe at that time, $200,000,000. Rothschild biographer Frederic Morton describes William as "Europe's most blue-cold blooded loan shark" (The Rothschilds, Fawcett Crest, 1961, p. 40).

Rothschild was a broker for these human cattle-dealer. He must have been working diligently in his new position because when William was forced to flee from Napoleon to Denmark, he left 600 000 pounds (then worth $3,000,000) with Rothschild for safekeeping.

Rothschild made plans for the creation of the Illuminati Order and entrusted Adam Weishaupt with the organization and development. Weishaupt was professor of canon law and practical philosophy at the University of Ingolstadt. Adam Weishaupt (1748-1830), founded on 1 st May 1776 with two of his students the Federation of Perfectionist (from the Latin perfectibilis: capable to reach perfection). The Order existed officially only a short time because under the rulership of Karl Theodor of Bavaria, Illuminati and Freemasons were banned as traitorous and hostile to religion and their organizations forbidden. In house raids, several papers were seized of the Order, which provided evidence of its radical goals. An even tougher ban edict followed on the 16 th August, 1787, which placed the recruitment of members for Freemasons and Illuminati punishable by death!

Well, it would be interesting to know what was found in these papers! The Illuminati is really the most mysterious order which ever was founded. It existed officially only 11 years, but until today one gets the wildest rumours about it. Besides these papers, of which we know nothing, other papers were found only twice: once secret documents were discovered by French authorities when a courier carrying them was killed by lightning. The order was consequently persecuted in France as well and hid itself in the local Masonic lodges. End of the 19th Century the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" were released by a Russian officer (probably one of the reasons Russia did not join the League of Nations) which Hitler incorporated later into his "Mein Kampf". These papers are officially censored, confiscated and difficult to find. We hear only that they were forged. It is said that these protocols reveal the secret plan of the Kabbalists / Illuminati to gain world control.

Sir Walter Scott states in the second volume of his book 'Life of Napoleon', that the French Revolution was planned by the Illuminati and financed by the money changers of Europe. Interestingly, above mentioned book is the only book written by Scott, which cannot be found under his name in any of the "authoritative" reference works.

Back to Rothschild:

For an account of what happened after the escape of Prince William, we look into the Jewish Encyclopaedia, 1905 edition, volume 10, p. 494:

According to legend, these [the 600,000 pounds] were hidden away in wine-casks, and, escaping the search of Napoleon's soldiers when they entered Frankfurt, were restored intact in the same casks in 1814, when the elector returned to his electorate (see Marbot, "Memoirs," 1891, i. 310-311). The facts are somewhat less romantic, and more businesslike. Rothschild, so far from being in danger, was on such good terms with Napoleon's nominee, Prince Dalberg that he had been made in 1810 a member of the Electoral College of Darmstadt. The elector's money had been sent to Nathan in London, who in 1808 utilized it to purchase £800,000 worth of gold from the East India Company, knowing that it would be needed for Wellington's peninsular campaign. He made no less than four profits on this: (1) on the sale of Wellington's paper, (2) on the sale of the gold to Wellington, (3) on its repurchase, and (4) on forwarding it to Portugal. This was the beginning of the great fortunes of the house.

Pay attention to the word "businesslike"! It is very meaningful! Here the leading Jewish authority states that what Rothschild actually did with the $3,000,000 was "more businesslike", from a Jewish point of view, than what was reported in the legend!

The simple truth is that Rothschild had embezzled the money! And even before that the money was not 'kosher', as this large sum was paid by the British government to William for the services of his soldiers and should have been paid as wages and to the widows and orphans. So it was blood money that was embezzled twice! With this money as a solid foundation, Mayer Amschel Rothschild decided to expand his operations considerably - and became the first international banker of modern times.

Pay also attention to the words "great fortune"! Yes, the Jewish Encyclopaedia describes it as "very fortunate" what was built on the basis of the "businesslike" method of fraud!

With the huge amount of illegal profits, the family established offices in Berlin, Vienna, Paris and Naples: Amschel in the Berlin branch; Salomon in the Vienna branch; Jacob (James) went to Paris and Kalman (Charles) opened the Rothschild Bank in Naples. The headquarters of the House of Rothschild was in London and is still today.

An anonymous contemporary described Nathan Rothschild while he was leaning against the "Rothschild pillar" in the London Stock Exchange, the heavy hands in his pockets: "The eyes are usually called the windows to the soul. But in Rothschild's case you come to the conclusion, that the windows are a sham or that there is no soul to look out of them. There is not a spark of light coming from the inside."

Rothschild learned the value of fast and more reliable information from Thurn und Taxis and set up his own courier service. Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo paid millions in profits at the London Stock Exchange because Nathan Rothschild was informed hours before the government of Wellington's victory and could therefore speculate accordingly. After the rumour was spread that the British had lost the battle, the shares plummeted and Nathan could buy them for pennies. A little later came the news of Wellington's victory, and the value of the shares and Rothschild's assets multiplied twenty times.

Mayer Amschel wrote his will a few days before his death. It included stringent regulations for the family and its businesses:

  • All key positions should be filled with family members.
  • Only male family members may participate in business transactions.
  • The eldest son of the eldest son should be head of the family, as long as the majority of the family does not decide otherwise.
  • The family should marry among each other with their cousins of the first and second degree.
  • There should be no legal inventory and no publication of the assets.

We ask ourselves: When Mayer Amschel was not a Kabbalist and did not believe in reincarnation, would this will make any sense?

Biographer Frederic Morton tells us that Mayer Amschel Rothschild and his five sons were 'Wizards of finance' and were 'diabolical calculators', motivated by a "demonic drive" in their secret undertakings.

In the decades after Mayer Amschel's death, the now ennobled Rothschilds became the leading bankers of Europe. Their courier service expanded into an espionage network. They placed their agents strategically in all major towns and trading centres of Europe and were always ahead of their business partners. Instead of the common and sometimes risky money transport, they created a worldwide system of debits and credits. Many 'achievements' of the modern banking go to their account. The most important thing was that they had gained de facto control over the Bank of England. Nathan Rothschild said:

I do not care about what puppet is placed on the throne of England, to rule this Empire on which the sun never sets. The man who controls Britain's money supply, controles the British Empire, and I do control the British money supply!

After the defeat of Waterloo, the French recovered slowly financially. In 1817 they negotiated a major loan from the prestigious French banking house of Ouvrard and the well-known bankers Baring Brothers. The Rothschilds have been left out.

The following year the French government took another loan. The Rothschild brothers tried most of their tricks from their vast repertoire in order to influence the French government to give them the business, but their efforts were in vain. The proud French aristocrats saw in the Rothschilds just peasants and upstarts. The fact that the Rothschilds had vast financial resources, were living in the most luxurious homes and were dressed in the most elegant and expensive clothes, meant nothing to the French nobility. But something had been overlooked by the aristocracy: Rothschild's unprecedented cunning in the use and handling of money!

On the 5th November 1818 something unexpected happened. After a year of steady appreciation in the value of French government bonds, the value started to decline. With each passing day the decline in value was more pronounced. Within a short time, other securities of the Government began a downward slide.

The atmosphere at the court of Louis XVIII was tense. Grim-looking aristocrats pondered on the fate of the country. They hoped for the best but feared the worst. The only people who did not look concerned were James and Karl Rothschild. They smiled - but said nothing!

Slowly rose a suspicion in the minds of some viewers. Could the Rothschild brothers be the cause of the disaster? Had they secretly manipulated the money market and caused the panic?

They had! In October 1818 Rothschild's servants, equipped by their masters with boundless reserves, bought up large amounts of French government bonds issued through their rivals Ouvrard and Baring. This led to an increase in value of the bonds. Then, on the 5th of November, they began to throw huge amounts of the bonds on the open market and the market went into a panic.

Suddenly the scene changed in the palace! The Rothschilds had gained control over France!

Benjamin Disraeli, former Prime Minister of Britain, wrote a book in which he described the Rothschild family: "Nathan and his brothers were the masters of the money market in the world, and of course therefore also lord and master of everything else! The finances of Southern Italy were in their hands, and kings and ministers from all countries sought their advice and were guided by their suggestions."

The two incidents in England and France are just two examples of the many "coups" which they did over the years. However, slowly they changed their tactics. Instead of conducting the business themselves, they disappeared from the limelight and pulled their strings behind the curtains. Therefore, some believe it would be very little left of the great legend. And the Rothschilds are also pleased that silence is their public relation. Although they have numerous companies, none of them wears their name, with a few exceptions as camouflage.

The Rothschilds operate mainly out of an area in the heart of London's financial district, also known as 'The City' or the 'Square Mile.' All major British banks have their offices here, along with 385 foreign banks, including 70 of the United States alone. Here is the Bank of England, the Stock Exchange, Lloyd's of London, Baltic Exchange, Fleet Street, London Commodity Exchange, London Metal Exchange and others. It is virtually the financial hub of the world. Known as the "richest square mile on earth", it enjoys special privileges and a certain independence since 1191. In 1215 the inhabitants of this area received a charter from King John, in which the right was given to appoint annually a mayor, known as Lord Mayor, a tradition that persists up to this day. The 'City' has its own police force of 2,000 police officers, its own court and its own flag.

How far the autonomy of the 'City' really goes, and how much force it exerts on the policy of the UK, is debatable. Nevertheless I must note the following:

There are two other districts with a similar status: the Vatican and the District of Columbia in Washington, which got its special status in 1871, and which is housing, amongst others, the White House, the Capitol, the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Taken together, these three districts that stretch over an area of only a few square kilometres, are the absolute superpower financially, military and religious!


Next chapter:

VII. The Banksters
The hour has come for the high finance to dictate publicly its laws to the world as it has done in secret ... The high finance is called as the successor of the empires and kingdoms, with an authority, which does not cover only one country but the whole world!