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One Day In 1913, Woodrow Wilson Had A Shocking Thought

Jon Rappoport

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by Jon Rappoport

President Woodrow Wilson was one of those men who saw a horrible danger to his country, looked it in the eye, and decided that, instead of trying to decentralize and dismantle that overarching power, he would hope against hope that greater cooperation among leaders of nations would bring sanity and peace and freedom of the individual.

Of course, he was wrong.

Wilson knew he was entangled with those very powers that were destroying the best of what American stood for.

Nevertheless, no modern President has made more revealing comments on the existence and nature of the shadow government, the real rulers of America.

This was his 1913 thought:

“…the control of credit…has become dangerously centralized…The great monopoly in this country is the monopoly of big credits. So long as that exists, our old variety and freedom and individual energy of development are out of the question.

“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 who, even if their action be honest and intended for the public interest, are necessarily concentrated upon the great undertakings in which their own money is involved and who necessarily, by very reason of their own limitations, chill and check and destroy genuine economic freedom.

“This is the greatest question of all, and to this statesmen must address themselves with an earnest determination to serve the long future and the true liberties of men. This money trust, or, as it should be more properly called, this credit trust, of which Congress has begun an investigation, is no myth; it is no imaginary thing.

“It is not an ordinary trust like another. It doesn’t do business every day. It does business only when there is occasion to do business. You can sometimes do something large when it isn’t watching, but when it is watching, you can’t do much. And I have seen men squeezed by it; I have seen men who, as they themselves expressed it, were put ‘out of business by Wall Street,’ because Wall Street found them inconvenient and didn’t want their competition.”

(From “The New Freedom—A call for the emancipation of the generous energies of a people,” Chapter 8, “Monopoly or Opportunity,” 1913)

Actually, six years earlier, Wilson had another compelling thought:

“Since trade ignores national boundaries and the manufacturer insists on having the world as a market, the flag of his nation must follow him, and the doors of the nations which are closed must be battered down. Concessions obtained by financiers must be safeguarded by ministers of state, even if the sovereignty of unwilling nations be outraged in the process. Colonies must be obtained or planted, in order that no useful corner of the world may be overlooked or left unused.” (unpublished paper, 1907, quoted in “The Rising American Empire,” by Richard Warner Van Alstyne, 1960)

In a speech delivered on September 5, 1919, about the Peace Treaty ending WW1, Wilson stated:

“The real reason that the war that we have just finished took place was that Germany was afraid her commercial rivals were going to get the better of her, and the reason why some nations went into the war against Germany was that they thought Germany would get the commercial advantage of them. The seed of the jealousy, the seed of the deep-seated hatred was hot, successful commercial and industrial rivalry.”

And from “The New Freedom,” 1913, we have this blockbuster:

“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 somebody, 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. They know that America is not a place of which it can be said, as it used to be, that a man may choose his own calling and pursue it just as far as his abilities enable him to pursue it; because to-day, if he enters certain fields, there are organizations which will use means against him that will prevent his building up a business which they do not want to have built up; organizations that will see to it that the ground is cut from under him and the markets shut against him. For if he begins to sell to certain retail dealers, to any retail dealers, the monopoly will refuse to sell to those dealers, and those dealers, afraid, will not buy the new man’s wares.”

And again, from “The New Freedom”:

“American industry is not free, as once it was free; American enterprise is not free; the man with only a little capital is finding it harder to get into the field, more and more impossible to compete with the big fellow. Why? Because the laws of this country do not prevent the strong from crushing the weak. That is the reason, and because the strong have crushed the weak the strong dominate the industry and the economic life of this country. No man can deny that the lines of endeavor have more and more narrowed and stiffened; no man who knows anything about the development of industry in this country can have failed to observe that the larger kinds of credit are more and more difficult to obtain, unless you obtain them upon the terms of uniting your efforts with those who already control the industries of the country; and nobody can fail to observe that any man who tries to set himself up in competition with any process of manufacture which has been taken under the control of large combinations of capital will presently find himself either squeezed out or obliged to sell and allow himself to be absorbed.”

In case there is any question about whom Wilson is referring to, when he suggests that people of talent are being edged out of the marketplace, here is a follow-up quote, from The New Freedom:

“The treasury of America lies in those ambitions, those energies, that cannot be restricted to a special favored class. It depends upon the inventions of unknown men, upon the originations of unknown men, upon the ambitions of unknown men. Every country is renewed out of the ranks of the unknown, not out of the ranks of those already famous and powerful and in control.”

And finally:

“The dominating danger in this land is not the existence of great individual combinations, — that is dangerous enough in all conscience, — but the combination of the combinations, — of the railways, the manufacturing enterprises, the great mining projects, the great enterprises for the development of the natural water-powers of the country, threaded together in the personnel of a series of boards of directors into a ‘community of interest’ more formidable than any conceivable single combination that dare appear in the open.”

The suppression of Tesla, Royal Rife, Dr. William Frederick Koch, Dr. Joseph Gold, the FDA’s war against natural health, the sidelining of many energy solutions, such as tidal projects for the production of electricity, the alignment of universities and giant corporations with the National Security State, the trashing of the public education system, the federal backing of pseudoscientific and destructive medicine, the centralized control of major media…these and many more developments are covered by Wilson’s statements.

The shadow power Wilson refers to are the “framers of reality” for the masses.

Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at





  1. Wilson also admitted that he had a hand in ruining our nation, in the name of something good he sought for her.

    “I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. 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 duress of a small group of dominant men.” Woodrow Wilson

    “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 who, even if their action be honest and intended for the public interest, are necessarily concentrated upon the great undertakings in which their own money is involved and who necessarily, by very reason of their own limitations, chill and check and destroy genuine economic freedom.” Woodrow Wilson

    And “We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the world.”

    JF Kennedy, hate him or like him- was put into the presidency. Then he rose up to the position he took and started putting American back as she was supposed to be (admittedly not perfectly).
    He, and his brother, and a huge part of his family was MURDERED for standing up, and by the CIA, Johnson, the DoD (Pentagon – because he was ending wars – Vietnam, putting them out of business and power except when needed as our US Constitution requires; The foreign owners of the Federal Reserve “Bank”; etc.

    Corbett Reports has a great piece written on his death. Anyone who has ever shot a gun, a writs rocket, or anything else could tell you after watching the FIRST news reports and then the Zapruder video from what directions he was shot. Plus the “magic” unshot bullet that nevertheless traveled in many directions and through many body parts, even on separate victims.

    Being young even then I knew when they were changing what had happened by how the “news” stories (literally stories) changed as they do today. That was the BIGGEST downfall of American when WE the People allowed them to get away with it, as we allowed them to get away with WACO, Ruby Ridge, 9/11, Boston, etc.

    It is PAST time that we did OUR duty and stood for OUR US Constitution by ALL OF US PUSHING and demanding arrests -ayes there are LISTS of the actual people involved – investigations, and PROSECUTIONS. Or we too will be assisting those wh are destroying our nation.

    NO MORE SECRETS! All that is “for … eyes only MUST be made public. No blacking out FOIA’s, and ALL FOIA’s MUST be implemented and sent to the requesting American because WE (our ancestors) created this government that those federal and state people serve within. They are OUR servants, and they are going to murder us – or most of us – not because they were abused, but because they were ignored!!!

    Yes our forefathers were not perfect in their actions, but comparatively speaking to the criminals class in the legislative, judicial and especially the executive branches of the federal and most state governments it is TIME WE said “NO”! and instead of sending them to bed, send them to prison or get the death penalty, which ever applies. No “political” prison, the WORST we can find – and NO MORE corporate slave centers (corporate welfare prisons).

  2. And in the retrospect of history, out of Woodrow Wilson’s two terms, he switched parties from Republican to Democrat, he campaigned during his first election on keeping us out of war and then lobbied Congress to enter the “Great War” to “end all wars” in his second, he campaigned his first term against turning over our monetary system to privatized central banking and in his second he lobbied congress to create the Federal Reserve. In the wake of WWI he brokered the League of Nations that lead to the UN after the second World War. Under his Presidency we saw the birth of the IRS and taxation of productivity. We entered a Great Depression due to these decisions, defeated the last of Europe’s Monarchs and then forced the German people under that Monarchy to pay exorbitant reparations as they entered the global depression. And we wonder why they turned to Hitler as the solution. John Rapport has is a clueless man who has never studied history.

    [Editor’s Note: Doug, by and large, I certainly agree with your statements. Thank you for a good comment. I’ll add that when Wilson’s “Inquiry” (his delegation to the 1919-1921 Paris Peace Accords) came home he and his Wall Street pals helped the Royal Institute of International Affairs from London work with Wall Street’s finest under Colonel House’s auspices create their American satellite elitist club called the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in New York City in 1921.

    The history we’ve been denied access to would sink a ship if we put it all onboard at one time. Sheesh! Thanks for your post.
    Elias Alias, editor]

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