Written and narrated by G. Edward Griffin, this film was made sometime in the 60’s. It is an adaptation of a documentary filmstrip tracing the history of a small group of people who control the money systems of the world. It shows how this group is protected by governments and how its wealth is derived by creating money out of nothing. We see how this group wields power through government, foundations, education, and the mass media, and advocates for policies through public fronts such as the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). This group has aided such regimes as Russia and China, not because it is pro-Communist, but because a visible enemy and the threat of war have been useful in persuading the masses to embrace the group’s ultimate goal: a world government which they expect to control from behind the scenes.
It is easy to see how the threat of communism when this film was made has been replaced today by the threat of terrorism, while big-government policies have been pushed through under the guise of the “global war on terrorism.” Despite President Obama’s more tactful and restrained language, the instruments and goals of this ‘war on terror’ remain in place today. It is clear that while political power has shifted from the Democrats to the Republicans and vice versa over the decades, the plan revealed in this program continues to unfold.