When did the earth become the ruling domain of “respectable” gangsters, you might ask? How did they manage to get the people to accept their depredations? Who are these gangsters that are untouchable and “respectable” and have the world in their dirty hands?
The Spying Gangsters? These are the watchers over humanity. They listen in to peoples’ private conversations, emails, telephone calls, and every movement they make. Anybody who exposes their evil intentions and law breaking is vilified and accused of espionage and treason (Edward Snowden is one example). Meanwhile the watchers are allowed to break the law and operate with impunity, aided and abetted by most governments who mouth the words, “ this is a democracy we live in.” Though a cynical person might say “it is a hypocrisy we live in.” This, I believe could be called the evil of empires. 
The Financial Gangsters? These are the monetary villains too powerful to go to jail. They have a lock on the financial system. They can print money at will and bail out other monetary reprobates who looted the system.  They have also been known to launder drug money and finance terrorism. They fixed the Libor rates  world wide and made a killing, and who knows how many innocent people have died because of their depredations. Corruption is their forte and they have massive amounts of money in offshore tax havens.  They are so powerful they can impose austerity   on a number of countries and the puppet politicians of these countries allow them to do this.
The War Gangsters? These are the “warriors” in expensive suits who never fight in battle. They have been known to finance both sides in war.  They are, in reality, traitors,  but they are too powerful to go to jail. Some of them have been known to advise the puppet politicians on the need for war. Some of them also profit enormously from all the bloody carnage they promote; sometimes they get contracts to rebuild the decimated countries that were bombed into oblivion by their manufactured weapons. They kill children by using drones,  destroy the lives and homes of innocent people and call this “bringing democracy.” Some have even been known to get a prize for “peace.”
The Food And Water Gangsters? These are the manipulators of food in the commodities markets who make profits off starvation and hunger.  They are the human parasites that feed and suck their bloody paper profits from the hunger and misery of poverty-stricken men, women and children in poor and middle class countries. Others are in the process of buying up the fresh water world wide. Their thirst and greed for profits knows no bounds. See article headlined, “Profiting from Your Thirst as Global Elite Rush to Control Water Worldwide” Dec. 21, 2012. 
In conclusion, the above are just a few examples of the depredations committed world wide by the “respectable” elites, some of whom launder drug money and finance terrorism. They operate out of luxury office towers and their weapons of choice are cell phones, computer terminals and all the latest technology. They are sophisticated “respectable” criminals and have no need to use guns or knives or other dangerous weapons that crude criminals use in their nefarious deeds. They dress in expensive clothes, drive expensive cars and have an air of business competency around them. Some had been known to give advice to governments. Some were even bailed out with taxpayers’ dollars. Others financed political campaigns for some politicians. They manipulated the interest rates that people pay around the world for numerous financial dealings (loans, mortgages, etc). Some of them paid large fines for their criminal and fraudulent conduct then claimed tax deductions for these fines. They did not go to jail, because they are too big and powerful. They are “needed” to run the system and to jail them would cause a “loss of financial confidence,” or so it was said by a financial regulator. They get bailed out by taxpayers’ dollars by dopey politicians. They keep their looted monies in offshore tax havens and some are known as being part of the “international community.” Others are known as “eminent persons” in the world of finance and are always available to speak on government deficits – for a fee – in this world of “free enterprise” that many of them control. The system takes care of its own, one might say, in this “family” of money changers. While there are serfs who fight and die in their wars, or are maimed; many have a hard time getting their veterans benefits, for serving faithfully for the profiteers of perdition. Other serfs are conditioned to accept their servitude and debt slavery because their parasitical “masters” know best! One could say organized evil is in control and that this evil is devouring our freedoms and what used to be called “democracy.”
Note: There is much more information on my website regarding these “honourable” and “respected” gangsters, many of whom owe no allegiance to any country and are part of the elitist “New World Order.”
Stephen J. Gray
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