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The Secret of Oz – The History of Banking by Bill Still

by Gail L Bird Allen

Bill Still ReporterThe Secret of Oz, written and directed by Bill Still won the BIFF Beloit International Film Festival 2010 Best Documentary and was also awarded the Yosemite Film Festival Silver Sierra Award for 2009. This excellent video documentary puts the history of money and our banking system right in your face with a wealth of history and professionally created images.

The game is Global Monopoly and is created by bankers, played by bankers and controlled by bankers. Nobody gets to play Global Monopoly except the bankers, so the only winners are – let’s all say it together – THE BANKERS!

The object of the game is to establish a Central Bank in every major country, open affiliate banks everywhere else and then create all the money. Witness Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild’s famous quote:

“Give me control of a nation’s money and I care not who makes the laws.”

From “Descent Into Slavery” by Des Griffin, Chapter Five we read:

Over the years in the United States, the international bankers have come in for a great deal of criticism by a wide variety of individuals who have held high offices of public trust — men whose opinions are worthy of note and whose responsibilities placed them in positions where they knew what was going on behind the scenes in politics and high finance.

President Andrew Jackson, the only one of our presidents whose administration totally abolished the National Debt, condemned the international bankers as a “den of vipers” which he was determined to “rout out” of the fabric of American life. Jackson claimed that if only the American people understood how these vipers operated on the American scene “there would a revolution before morning.”

Congressman Louis T. McFadden who, for more than ten years, served as chairman of the Banking and Currency Committee, stated that the international bankers are a “dark crew of financial pirates who would cut a man’s throat to get a dollar out of his pocket… They prey upon the people of these United States.”

John F. Hylan, then mayor of New York, said in 1911 that “the real menace of our republic is the invisible government which, like a giant octopus, sprawls its slimy length over our city, state and nation. At the head is a small group of banking houses, generally referred to as ‘international bankers.’

Were these leading public figures correct in their assessment of the situation, or were they the victims of some exotic form of paranoia?


The story of our debauched monetary system based on fractional-reserve banking is the story of how a select small group of elite bankers have contrived to enslave humankind and constitutes crimes against humanity.

I hope you’ll set aside two hours to watch this amazing documentary.



After you watch the video browse through these Books on Banking and consider adding those that interest you to your personal library.

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