Though the influence of money in politics is well-known, many people are amazed to learn that most of that money comes from a very few individuals — the 1% of the 1% as it were.
These individuals comprise the global elite, whose mind-boggling fortunes are often used to buy 'favors' and even set policy in governments all over the world, not just the United States.
Many of these elites made their fortunes through centuries-old banking dynasties. The most infamous of these are undoubtedly the Rothschild family, who have been the world's wealthiest family for over 200 years.
Indeed, the most well-known Rothschild patriarch, Mayer Amschel Rothschild, once said "Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes its laws."
The Rothschilds and their international banking cartel, 'Rothschild & Co,' are majority owners of numerous corporations spanning nearly every industry.
They are also co-owners of numerous private banks including the International Monetary Fund, which essentially functions as a global loan shark with no government or international oversight, as well as many of the world's central banks, which are private entities despite their associations with federal governments.
Several politicians, especially those who are the most willing to bend over backwards for wealthy interests, have made their careers by catering to the whims of the Rothschilds and other families like them.
In US politics today, there is no better example of this archetype than Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
In fact, less than two months ago, Clinton flew just 20 miles in a private jet to attend a private Rothschild fundraiser in her honor.
Yet, this is just one of the latest examples of her intimate relationship to the banking dynasty.
In emails from her private server made available to the public by WikiLeaks, Clinton's close relationship to Lady de Rothschild is evident due to their warm exchanges which include phrases such as:
"You are the best […] Sweet dreams," "I remain your loyal adoring pal," and "Much love."
This is significant as, judging by Clinton's other emails, her communication style is almost always curt and concise, never approaching the outright declarations of affection found only in her exchanges with Lady de Rothschild.
Lady de Rothschild, married into the Rothschild family in 2000 after being introduced to Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, who alone is worth $20 billion [actually, that's the official number; the unofficial wealth of the Rothschild dynasty is mind-boggling], at the 1998 Bilderberg Conference. War criminal Henry Kissinger served as the couple's "match-maker."
Yet, the most bizarre interaction between Clinton and Lady de Rothschild took place in an email titled "Info for you" (ID#1606), which was sent while Clinton was serving as US Secretary of State.
In the email, Clinton tells Lady de Rothschild that she had to ask Tony Blair (then-Prime Minister of England) to accompany her to Israel due to the Middle East peace negotiations taking place at the time.
Blair had previously planned to spend the weekend in Aspen, Colorado with the Rothschilds at an unspecified conference, but accepted Clinton's invitation.
Clinton then says:
"I hope you all understand. […] Let me know what penance I owe you."
For those who are not familiar with the word, penance is defined as follows: "An act of self-mortification or devotion performed voluntarily to show sorrow for a sin or other wrongdoing."
Does this sound like something Hillary Clinton would normally say?
Considering that her former bodyguard once said she could "make Richard Nixon look like Mahatma Gandhi," this seems doubtful.
More importantly, why would someone as powerful as Secretary of State literally grovel for forgiveness from a private citizen?
The circumstance is truly bizarre considering Clinton offers "penance" or asking the Prime Minister of England to decline an invitation to the Rothschilds' weekend getaway in order to attend high-stakes peace negotiations.
This email clearly shows where the real power is in politics as well as where Clinton's true loyalty lies.