By William F. Jasper
On June 22, Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) gave a boost to the push for killing the U.S. dollar and replacing it with a “digital representation.” His new report, Winning the Future of Money: A Proposal for a U.S. Central Bank Digital Currency, is the latest in an ongoing propaganda blitz by political, financial, and banking elites to get the public on board the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) bandwagon.
“Over the last few years, we have seen other governments make real progress in establishing a central bank digital currency,” said Himes in a press release accompanying the release of his report. “The longer the United States government waits to embrace this innovation, the further we fall behind both foreign governments and the private sector. It is time for Congress to consider and move forward with legislation that would authorize a U.S. CBDC. I hope that this white paper will contribute meaningfully to that dialogue.”
Rep. Himes is flacking for the World Economic Forum (WEF), the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the Federal Reserve, the Atlantic Council, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), and the rest of the globalist elites who have been slavering over the idea of total economic control of the entire planet.
As we have pointed out previously, (Biden, Davos, and Digital Currency), Joe Biden and the Federal Reserve have already been churning the CBDC waters:
On March 9, 2022, while world attention was fixated on Russia and Ukraine, President Joe Biden signed an executive order on “Ensuring Responsible Development of Digital Assets.” “My Administration sees merit in showcasing United States leadership and participation in international fora related to CBDCs and in multicountry conversations and pilot projects involving CBDCs,” the Biden executive order states. It pretends to be merely ordering exploration and study of CBDCs, but the reality is that Deep State operatives are racing ahead to force a CBDC upon us.
Lawrence Fink, a veteran WEFer, pro-China member of the globalist Council on Foreign Relations, and CEO of BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager (overseeing $10 trillion), is on board with the CBDC agenda. In his March 24, 2022 letter to shareholders, he noted that “a less discussed aspect of the war is its potential impact on accelerating digital currencies.” “A global digital payment system, thoughtfully designed, can enhance the settlement of international transactions while reducing the risk of money laundering and corruption,” said Fink.
Himes: A Rhodie Fronting for the Wall Street Cabal
Rep. Himes, who serves as Chair of the House Subcommittee on National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy, is one of the most radical Democrats in Congress, as judged by his abysmal scores on this magazine’s Freedom Index. Now in his seventh term in Congress, he has amassed a pathetic lifetime score of 10%. For perspective, consider that this is far below even some of the most notorious and extreme House “progressives” such as Maxine Waters (33%) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (25%). It is not surprising, then, that Himes gets 100% ratings from leftist organizations that focus on abortion (Planned Parenthood); gun control (Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence); “green” issues (Environment America); LGBTQ “rights” (Human Rights Campaign); and illegal migration (American Immigration Lawyers Association).
Himes not only out-radicals the likes of AOC and Mad Maxine, he also has better Deep State connections than they do. His globalist leanings got started early, as his father worked for the Ford Foundation and UNICEF. After receiving his B.A. from Harvard University, Himes headed off for Oxford University in England to be groomed for leadership as a Rhodes Scholar. The Rhodes Scholarship program was established in 1902 in accordance with the wishes of Cecil Rhodes, the South African “Diamond King,” as set down in his Confession of Faith and Seven Wills. Rhodes, a British citizen and one of the richest men in the world, envisioned the Rhodes Scholarship program as a means to select and groom talented and ambitious young men from around the world for his “secret society” (his words), which had as its aim the creation of a world government controlled by a British-led global elite. (See here, here, and here.)
Cecil Rhodes’ biographer, Sarah G. Millin, wrote: “The government of the world was Rhodes’ simple desire.” Rhodes himself described his secret society, which he dubbed the “Society of the Elect,” as “a scheme to take the government of the whole world.” To that end, he and his fellow conspirators established a system of sister organizations and front groups, the most notable today being Britain’s Royal Institute of International Affairs (RIIA, also know as Chatham House), founded in 1919, and the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), founded in the United States in 1921. The RIIA/CFR network now includes a Council of Councils (CoC), comprised of 28 organizations in 24 countries, as well as a European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) for the European Union. (See the complete CoC list here.)
Rhodes called “For the establishment, promotion and development of a Secret Society, the true aim and object whereof shall be for the extension of British rule throughout the world … [and] the ultimate recovery of the United States of America as an integral part of the British Empire.”
Rhodes saw his secret society as “a Church,” which would infuse his gospel of globalism into aspiring world leaders, who would be boosted into positions of power by his elite network. His secret society, he said, “should have members in every part of the British Empire working with one object and one idea … should have its members placed at our universities and our schools. [Members] should watch the English youth passing through their hands. [As] just one perhaps in every thousand would have the mind and feelings for such an object, he should be tried in every way … tested whether he is endurant, possessed of eloquence, disregardful of the petty details of life, and if found to be such, then elected and bound by oath to serve for the rest of his life in his County.”
What qualities would be sought out in selecting scholar candidates for this extraordinary privilege of entry to the corridors of power? According to William Stead, Rhodes’ chief associate and executor, the character traits most desired by Rhodes were “smugness,” “brutality,” “unctuous rectitude,” and “tact.”
Rhodes’ plan, Mr. Stead further observed, was that after thirty years there would be “between two and three thousand men in the prime of life scattered all over the world, each one of whom, moreover, would have been specially – mathematically – selected towards the Founder’s purposes….” It has now been 120 years since the scholarships were founded, and thousands of Rhodes’ Oxonian acolytes have flooded across the world, serving as presidents, prime ministers, cabinet officials, diplomats, judges, journalists, professors, members of parliaments and Congress, and captains of industry and finance. As we noted in this magazine in 1993 (Bill Clinton: A “Rhodie” in the White House), Rhodes’ vision reached a high point with the elevation to the Oval Office of Bill Clinton, who epitomized (though not more so than his wife) the Rhodesian traits of smugness, brutality, unctuous rectitude, and tact.
The Rhodies Behind Biden
With Joe Biden mumbling, bumbling, stumbling, and grumbling his way from one embarrassing gaffe and cringe-inducing event to the next, it is obvious that his cognitive decline is so serious that his handlers are really running the White House and making the decisions for the executive branch of government. Who are these “handlers”? We pointed out in our June 7, 2021 article “CFR: Still the Power Behind the Throne” that the Council on Foreign Relations members populating the higher echelons of the Biden administration include Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen, Chairman of the Federal Reserve Jerome Powell, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, Director of the CIA William J. Burns, Climate Czar John Kerry, and then-White House Press Secretary Jennifer Psaki — to name but a few.
The Biden administration also has its share of Rhodes Scholars: Susan E. Rice (CFR), Director of the United States Domestic Policy Council; Jake Sullivan, National Security Advisor; Pete Buttigieg, Secretary of Transportation; Eric Garcetti (CFR), nominated but not yet confirmed as Ambassador to India; Bruce Reed, Deputy White House Chief of Staff; Eric S. Lander (CFR), former Biden Science Czar; and Robert Mally, Special Envoy to Iran.
Back to Himes, Goldman Sachs, and the CBDC Push
In addition to being a Rhodie, Rep. Jim Himes is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and an active participant in their programs (see for example here, and here.) He also worked as a banker for Goldman Sachs (notoriously known as the Wall Street “Vampire Squid”), becoming a vice president of the firm before going into “public service.” According to the watchdog group Open Secrets, the biggest portion of Himes’ campaign cash has come from the “securities and investment industry,” and Goldman Sachs was his second largest campaign donor, behind only MetLife.
Goldman Sachs is a partner of the World Economic Forum, which is the leading global business-finance-media alliance promoting the worldwide adoption of privacy-destroying, independence-destroying CBDCs. The CBDC scheme is a key feature of the “Great Reset,” the WEF’s megalomaniacal grand plan to totally restructure the world economically, politically, socially, morally, and spiritually along lines modeled after Communist China’s totalitarian regime.
China is pioneering the CBDC plunge, and the billionaire lunatics of Davos can’t wait to steer their nations down Beijing’s path. We have noted in previous articles that “Two of the WEF’s top CBDC advocates are Chinese Communist Party (CCP) apparatchiks.” They are Zhu Min, deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund, and Xiandong “Eric” Jing, a senior advisor to the World Bank, the IMF, the UN, and the WEF.
All the Big Money boys — the sociopathic CEOs of Goldman Sachs, BlackRock, Blackstone, JPMorgan Chase, Citi, Carlyle Group, McKinsey & Company, Bridgewater Associates, Berkshire Hathaway, Kissinger Associates, et al. — are on board with this. This is hardly surprising, since they are all heavily invested in China and have helped make that communist regime into the economic and military threat that it is today. With their CBDC ploy, they intend to be able to exercise the same power over our lives as the CCP does over their caged slaves in China. Government snoops would electronically monitor your every financial transaction. You would not have any cash; you would have only digital chits — which could be locked or deleted if you are accused of a “thought crime,” “hate speech,” or “extremism.” You might not be able to buy or sell, get a loan approved, or pay your mortgage, rent, or other bills. If you think you’ve been abused because you’ve been demonetized, canceled, or banned by the TwitFaceGoogYou cabal, imagine the real pain that could be inflicted by the same type of Marxist trolls wielding the power of government.
Is anything being done to stop this madness? Yes. H.R. 6415, sponsored by Rep. Tom Emmer (R-Minn.), and S. 3954, sponsored by Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), both aim to head off the Federal Reserve from issuing CBDCs. You can read more about them here.