Consider the Money Pyramid.

Note that the government occupies the lowest level of the control matrix. Corporate lobbyists and NGO’s like AIPAC have more influence over Washington D.C. than average Americans. A revolving door exists, where government regulators frequently leave their jobs for lucrative positions in the private sector. Corporate leaders are frequently appointed as government regulators. In this way, corporations ensure that environmental and other regulations, laws and tax codes always favor corporations, often to the detriment of average Americans. Corporations are people, and they exercise their free speech with a checkbook. Take a moment to educate yourself about lobbying in the United States.

More important, notice that there are four levels of banking above governments and corporations. Most people are aware of commercial banks like Bank of America, and many have heard of Goldman Sachs and other investment banks. Since 2008, awareness of central banks like the Federal Reserve has been on rise. People paying attention know by now that the Federal Reserve is quasi-governmental corporation that is privately owned, answers to no one, its officers are not elected and it has never been audited by the IRS.

Above commercial, investment and central banks are the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). These are the core of the current global financial system created at Bretton Woods after WWII. The former lends money to nations (central banks), while the latter is a fund created through contributions from the IMF’s 29 member countries. The money in this fund is lent to countries with payment imbalances. Both are headquartered in Washington D.C. For an idea of how these international central banks work, listen to the confessions of an economic hit-man.

At the top of the banking structure is the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). This is the central bank’s central bank. An April 2015 article on Zero Hedge quotes at length from TOWER OF BASEL: The Shadowy History of the Secret Bank that Runs the World, by Adam LeBor, who states:

“Over the centuries there have been many stories, some based on loose facts, others based on hearsay, conjecture, speculation and outright lies, about groups of people who ‘control the world.’ Some of these are partially accurate, others are wildly hyperbolic, but when it comes to the historic record, nothing comes closer to the stereotypical, secretive group determining the fate of over seven billion people, than the Bank of International Settlements, which hides in such plain sight, that few have ever paid much attention.

As the world’s economy lurches from crisis to crisis, financial institutions are scrutinized as never before. Legions of reporters, bloggers, and investigative journalists scour the banks’ every move. Yet somehow, apart from brief mentions on the financial pages, the BIS has largely managed to avoid critical scrutiny.”

Above these four layers of banking are the “financial elite,” represented by the all-seeing eye. This is the 85 richest people in the world, whose wealth is equivalent to that of the 3.5 billion poorest people in the world. By 2016, the wealthiest 1% will own more than half of the world’s wealth. Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild is alleged to have said, “Give me control of a nation’s money and I care not who makes its laws.” Again, note that the law-makers are on the bottom rung of the control matrix.

Also note that people, the planet and all living things are not even part of the control matrix. We are commanded and controlled by it. This is why we have been transformed from sovereigns, to citizens, to consumers and now to human resources. Just like coal or timber, we are to be utilized to produce wealth for the owners of this planet, then discarded or destroyed when we no longer serve a purpose.

These so-called financial “elites” are elite only in the sense that they are members of a very small club. They are not elite in the sense that they possess an innate superiority in intelligence, fortitude or moral character. The vast majority of the financial elite inherited their wealth and did nothing to earn it. This wealth afforded them the best schools and all the resources a child needs to survive and thrive. They grew up in an environment radically different from the other 99.9% of us. None of this was a result of their effort or innate talents. These financial elite use the global financial cartel to create debt, which they call “money,” and they use corporations and governments to extract wealth from and control the rest of us. This is represented by the flow of money from bottom to top along the right side of the pyramid.

On the left of the pyramid we see soldiers—or are they police? These days they are practically the same thing. These are the enforcers, most of whom are unwitting dupes, enabling the elite to maintain control. Yet they are also outside the control matrix, even as they facilitate it. Still others are complicit in this deception, having accepted a paltry sum of money or minor position of authority in exchange for selling out their fellow human beings.

The pyramid represents the idea that, as we move closer to the top, fewer and fewer people are “in the loop.” A low-level employee at a corporation, or the average government worker, has no idea they are simply a cog in a wheel. Compartmentalization ensures that people know only as much as they need to know. Conspiracies need not involve everyone in the company or government, just certain people in key positions.

The all-seeing eye is an ancient symbol found in Egyptian, Hindu and other cultures. It is a symbol of perception beyond ordinary sight. It represents those who are “in the loop,” those who see beyond the propaganda and lies of the false reality being created to control us. This is the only way a small group of financial elites can control an entire planet—through propaganda, lies and deceit perpetuated by the corporate media. The world is filled with symbols and occult (hidden) meaning that only those who are “in the loop” can understand and most of us cannot see it even though it is right in front of our faces.

This is who controls the world. But this is not the only world possible.