It's worth checking out this 2004 article by Chris Sanders and Catherine Austin Fitts. It states how the US is run in the way we already imagine, but in terms that are quite technical and specific:

The Black Budget of the United States: The Engine of a "Negative Return Economy"

An analysis of the federal financial records reveals shocking evidence that a very large proportion of the nation's wealth is being illegally diverted since several decades into secret, unaccountable channels and programmes with unspecified purposes, including covert operations and subversions abroad and clandestine military R&D at home. Public institutions have been infiltrated and taken over by shadowy groups in the service of powerful private and vested interests, often at the expense of the common good.

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Catherine's experience includes a position in the Department of Housing and Urban Development, where she noticed financial irregularities and pressed on the issue. As a result, she was hit by decades of every kind of trouble. This turned out to be a lesson in how the system really works.

Who owns the economy?

We assume the Morgans and Rockefellers slipped away into history. We think the richest man in the US is Elon Musk. Instead, the Morgans, Rockefellers, and a few other families, control everything you see.

Few recall the Rockefeller monopoly with Standard Oil, and how it was broken up in 1911. We seem to think the lesson for the owners was, "The public doesn't like if we run a cartel. So, let's not do it." Instead, the lesson was: "The public doesn't like if they realize we run a cartel. So, put different names on everything, and control the governments and media so that no one with power can do anything."

Now we have this:

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We walk into a grocery store and think: So many products! So many brands! We are spoiled!

It's all made by a few corporations. These are controlled by the largest asset managers:

  • Coca-Cola: Berkshire Hathaway, Vanguard, Blackrock, State Street, ...

  • Pepsico: Vanguard, Blackrock, State Street, Bank of America, Geode, ...

  • General Mills: Blackrock, Vanguard, State Street, CII, CRGI, Geode, ...

  • Kellogg's: Kellogg Trust, Blackrock, Vanguard, Keybank, State Street, ...

  • Unilever: Wellington, Blackrock, Pendal, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, ...

  • Johnson & Johnson: Vanguard, Blackrock, State Street, Geode, Morgan Stanley, ...

Nestlé is traded in Switzerland, and Mars is private, "known for its secrecy."

The same people who control this, also control the UN, central banks, Western media, and governments. They architected both World Wars and are in control of every significant government policy:

Multivariate analysis indicates that economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or no independent influence. The results provide substantial support for theories of Economic-Elite Domination and for theories of Biased Pluralism, but not for theories of Majoritarian Electoral Democracy or Majoritarian Pluralism.

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Our representatives are corrupt. What do you think – does this describe the NBA, or the NFL?

Everyone really should read the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. You can find it at page 267 of Bill Cooper's book, Behold a Pale Horse (alternative: archived).

Protocol No. 8 - corruption:

For a time, until there will no longer be any risk in entrusting responsible posts in our States to [our ethnicity], we shall put them in the hands of persons whose past and reputation are such that between them and the people lies an abyss, persons who, in case of disobedience to our instructions, must face criminal charges or disappear—this in order to make them defend our interest to their last gasp.

Protocol No. 10 - voting:

When we have accomplished our coup d'etat we shall say then to the various peoples: 'Everything has gone terribly badly, all have been worn out with sufferings. We are destroying the causes of your torment—nationalities, frontiers, differences of coinages. You are at liberty, of course, to pronounce sentence upon us, but can it possibly be a just one if it is confirmed by you before you make any trial of what we are offering you.' ... Then will the mob exalt us and bear us up in their hands in a unanimous triumph of hopes and expectations. Voting, which we have made the instrument which will set us on the throne of the world by teaching even the very smallest units of members of the human race to vote by means of meetings and agreements by groups, will then have served its purposes and will play its part then for the last time by a unanimity of desire to make close acquaintance with us before condemning us.

To secure this we must have everybody vote without distinction of classes and qualifications, in order to establish an absolute majority, which cannot be got from the educated propertied classes. In this way, by inculcating in all a sense of self-importance, we shall destroy among the [people] the importance of the family and its educational value and remove the possibility of individual minds splitting off, for the mob, handled by us, will not let them come to the front nor even give them a hearing; it is accustomed to listen to us only who pay it for obedience and attention. In this way we shall create a blind, mighty force which will never be in a position to move in any direction without the guidance of our agents set at its head by us as leaders of the mob. The people will submit to this regime because it will know that upon these leaders will depend its earnings, gratifications and the receipt of all kinds of benefits."

Protocol No. 11 - the end goal:

Having established approximately the modus agendi we will occupy ourselves with details of those combinations by which we have still to complete the revolution in the course of the machinery of State in the direction already indicated. By these combinations I mean the freedom of the Press, the right of association, freedom of conscience, the voting principle, and many another that must disappear for ever from the memory of man, or undergo a radical alteration the day after the promulgation of the new constitution.

Where are the "missing" trillions?

Trillions of USD, misappropriated from US federal budgets, are not something you stash. This is something you spend. The impact of this must be visible. And indeed – it can be found everywhere:

  • A significant amount must have been spent to develop Covid and the Covid vaccines. This is a US DoD project. The "lab leak" is a distraction. The "vaccine manufacturers" are a facade: they contribute their brands to a project controlled by the US Department of Defense.

  • A large amount must have been spent on projects we don't know about, such as the construction of vast underground facilities. The largest of these, the size of a city, is said to be located under the Denver International Airport, which is a curiosity itself (alternative: archived).

    These facilities do not make any sense, except to house the world's elite while they unfold some kind of doom which is to rain upon the rest of us, on the surface.

  • Most of the funds were likely spent in the economy itself, to fund and establish dominance of para-governmental corporations including Google, Facebook and Twitter. These "private corporations" can pull off what governments themselves are not allowed. We let them do it because it was convenient, and we are foolish. The primary function of these corporations is mass surveillance, using the device you carry in your pocket. This is closely followed by aggressive censorship of everything that's true, and the enforcement of misleading narratives to placate the public.

This way, people can be led to their executions without realizing what hit them. For millions of injured and suddenly dead, the end goal is already realized. Birth rates in vaccinated countries have fallen by 10-20%; excess mortality is stuck at 20% and increasing; the most frequent death for people under 65 is now "suddenly", from "unknown causes." The newspapers tell you that "scientists suspect" these deaths could be from anything ranging from "climate change", Long Covid, afternoon naps, to cold showers and gardening. Anything but the obvious cause, which is "safe and effective."

I tell you how it is. It's up to you to decide what to do about it.