Newsletter 138 1st Quarter 2021

“Behold I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches and keeps his garments unsoiled, lest he walked naked and they see his shame.” Revelation 16: 15

Both the call to watch and Jesus coming as a thief are reminders of coming judgment (Luke 21: 36. 1 Thessalonians 5: 2 – 11). In Christ our sins are washed away. We are clean. If we fall back into the ways of the world our garments become soiled. The church at Sardis was warned that those with soiled garments would have their names blotted out of the Book of Life (Revelation 3: 5). Many sense that we are heading rapidly into the final years of this age. Therefore it is more necessary than ever that we keep watch and avoid soiling our garments. Pray that the Lord will give all of us understanding of the times and alert us to the many dangers. We are warned that there will be many false prophets who will try to divert us from the way of life.

The corona virus is being used to condition us to accept that there will be a ‘new normal’. The world is not going to return to how it was in 2019. Great changes are in prospect. It has been called ‘The Great Reset’. For decades globalist have dreamed of building a new world order. Covid-19 is providing an opportunity to fulfil those dreams.

In this issue of Trumpet Sounds we look at the history of how real power moved away from governments into the hands of a secretive elite. Then we will look at what is planned under the heading of ‘The Great Reset’.

Where real power resides

In the 1840’s Benjamin Disreali, the future Prime Minister, characterized Nathan Mayer Rothschild as, “…the Lord and Master of the money markets of the world, and of course virtually Lord and Master of everything else. He literally holds the revenues of Southern Italy in pawn, and Monarchs and Ministers of all countries courted his advice and were guided by his suggestions.”

A decade later Gladstone as Chancellor of the Exchequer agreed that real power was not held by the elected representatives of the people. He commented that, “From the time I took office as Chancellor of the Exchequer, I began to learn that the State held, in the face of the Bank and the City, an essentially false position as to finance. The Government itself was not to be a substantive power, but was to leave the Money Power supreme and unquestioned.”

Tragedy and Hope

In the 1970’s an American friend of my father said, that if possible, we must get hold of a copy of ‘Tragedy and Hope’. This friend was aware of the dangers of Globalism and wrote a couple of books on the disappearance of money. He told us that, throughout the US, copies of ‘Tragedy and Hope’ were being withdrawn from universities and libraries. It was being withdrawn due to it blowing the cover off the aspirations of the globalists from the perspective of an insider. I asked the Lord that, if it really was that important, I would get a copy. A little later I was in a second hand bookshop. Right in front of me was a copy, which I now have.

The value of Tragedy and Hope is not so much as a history book, Quigley’s interpretation is often biased. Its value lay in the bold and boastful admission that there actually exists a small but powerful group that has succeeded in acquiring a choke hold on the affairs of practically the entire human race.”

This was not a conspiracy theory but the words of an insider. Quigley, a socialist, believed in the benefits of the world being ruled by an elite. He was a man of huge self-esteem who regarded himself as part of that intellectual elite.

The book raised the question, why should he want to publicise the activities of a group whose success up to then had relied on secrecy? His answer; he wanted the people of the world to trust these benevolent well-meaning men who secretly operate behind the scenes. For him, these people are the hope of the world. All who resist them represent tragedy, hence ‘Tragedy and Hope’. He believed that if we go along with their plans, we will eventually find ourselves living in a manmade millennium of peace and prosperity.

How did this elite arise?

Quigley rated 1694 as one of the most significant dates in world history. In that year the Bank of England was founded by William Paterson. Paterson had gained considerable wealth from privateering. A privateer was a privately owned ship licenced to engage in warfare and piracy against ships of another flag.

The next quote came from the Bank of England website: “In 1694 the Bank of England was established in order to raise money for King William III’s war against France. Almost immediately the Bank started to issue notes in return for deposits. Like the goldsmiths’ notes, the crucial feature that made Bank of England notes a means of exchange was the promise to pay the bearer the value on the note, on demand. This meant that the note could be redeemed at the Bank for gold or coinage by anyone presenting it for payment”.

In the past goldsmiths had issued promissory notes which were in effect a receipt for gold deposited with them. On presentation of the hand written note the gold could be recovered.

The Bank of England became the first bank to regularly issue fixed value notes. The notes bore the promise that on presentation the bank would hand over that value of gold. A pattern begins to emerge – the government needs more money than it can raise through taxation, therefore it turns to a bank to help fund its spending.

The Banking Scam

Crucial to the operation of the Bank of England is the understanding in Paterson’s words: “The bank hath the benefit of all interest on all moneys which it creates out of nothing.”

Gold is heavy and difficult to carry around. Paper is much more convenient than gold. Therefore the gold is rarely redeemed. Knowing that the gold will not be redeemed allows the bank to create money out of nothing. It issues bank notes of a higher value than its gold deposits, safe in the assurance that on the rare occasion that someone asks for gold it can be handed over.

This scam, the creation of credit, was at the heart of Britain’s global success. King William allowed the scam because he needed the money to fight France. Patterson came to his aid by creating money out of nothing through regular issue of bank notes.


The scam depends on retaining our confidence. The Bank of England website still states that maintaining confidence in the currency is a key role of the Bank of England and one which is essential to the proper functioning of the economy. That is despite the bank being the prime cause of a devalued currency. A long term consequence of the creation of money out of nothing is the paper notes lose their value. Today a pound of gold costs about £25,000.00.

The rise of the merchant bankers

All governments need sources of revenue from which to borrow in times of emergency. There exists a group of banking dynasties which learned to profit from this. By providing funds from their private resources they were, as observed by Benjamin Disraeli, able to make kings and democratic leaders subservient to their will.

The best known, most powerful and unsurpassed of these dynasties is Rothschild. Mayer Amschel Rothschild sent his five sons to the centres of power in early 19th Century Europe. Branches of his bank were set up in Vienna, London, Naples, Paris and Frankfurt.

These banks specialised in lending money to governments. They operated an efficient network of messenger who, due to funding both sides in a conflict, had unrestricted movement across national borders. The banks often received news before the government.

After the battle of Waterloo, Nathan Rothschild, head of the London branch of the bank, received news that the British were victorious and promptly started to sell British government treasuries. The market knew that Nathan was getting information before anyone one else. It was therefore assumed that the British had lost the battle. This prompted the selling of British government bonds. Once the price had crashed, Nathan used his agents to secretly buy up nearly the entirety of the British government debt.

After the war, Nathan Rothschild bragged of turning his £20k fortune into £50 million, equivalent to £40 billion today.

Nathan Rothschild famously said, “I care not what puppet is placed upon the throne of England to rule the empire on which the sun never sets. The man who controls Britain’s money supply controls the British Empire, and I control the British money supply.”

The Rothschilds were not alone:

To quote Quigley, “As part of this system and at the core of English financial life have been seventeen private firms of merchant bankers. Their banks were structured as private partnerships, offering no shares, no reports, and generally no advertising to the public. This enabled them to keep their operations secret, avoiding any outside scrutiny.

These banking dynasties maintained control of the UK finances by controlling the Bank of England. Even after the Bank of England was nationalised in 1945 they continued to appoint members to the board. For instance Lord Cromer appointed governor in 1961 was a member of the Baring family.

The American Connection

In Europe the banking families had established similar systems for control. Private central banks with the appearance of government institutions, on the Bank of England model, were set up in France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland.

At the beginning of the 20th Century Europe gained a dynamic new rival. The emerging economy of the US led to the creation of its own banking dynasties. So we have J P Morgan, Brown Brothers, and later on Rockefeller. Through investment and intermarriage these banks were closely linked to their European counterparts.

Quigley relates how the bankers took control of the American economy by following the same pattern as adopted in the UK and Europe. In 1913 they established the Federal Reserve Bank with its 12 regional branches. The Federal Reserve is a limited profit organization, but profit was not the purpose for which it was set up. The investment banks set it up as an implement of control, providing the environment in which they can profit.

Globalist Goals

What are the goals of the globalists? It has baffled many observers, why the world’s super rich who have benefited from the free-enterprise, property orientated, open society, be the ones who are working hard to destroy it?

Cleon Skousen wrote in The Naked Capitalist, “…there is no slave more devoted nor disciple more dedicated than the man that has become completely obsessed with the vision of what he considers a great idea.” The obsession is how to take over and control the resources of the world for what they believe to be the good of humanity.

John Ruskin

Quigley attributes the popularizing of this great idea to John Ruskin [1819 – 1900]. Ruskin, son of a very wealthy wine merchant, studied at Oxford and later became Slade Professor of fine art at that University. His interests were much wider than art. Like Karl Marx, Engels and others, he drew most of his ideas from Plato’s Republic, 380 BC. He said that he read Plato almost every day.

Ruskin following Plato believed that some men were born superior to others. In society there were three classes of people the Philosopher ruler, the military and the producers. The role of the military is to keep the producers subservient to the rulers who, according to Plato, exist for the good of the community as a whole.

Plato believed in the elimination of marriage and the family. All women belong to all men and all men belong to all women. Children should be taken over by the government and raised anonymously by the state. There should be selective breeding of men and women under government control. Children considered inferior or disabled should be destroyed. Private property should be eliminated. Intellectual energy is to be devoted to determining what is good for the masses in the lower classes. Through indoctrination people would learn to accept their respective roles.

According the Quigley, Ruskin hit Oxford like an earthquake. Ruskin taught the ruling class of England that they should use their power and influence to spread these ideas to the world. In effect he was saying that those who had grown rich through capitalism should now bring in a new order, an order which we would recognize as communism.

Cecil Rhodes

An ardent disciple of Ruskin, who would exert enormous influence, was Cecil Rhodes. He amassed a huge fortune in the South African Gold and Diamond mines. With financial support from Lord Rothschild he was able to gain a monopoly of the diamond mines under the name DeBeers Consolidated Mines and gold production as Consolidated Gold Fields.

His wealth was used to further Ruskin’s ideas. Despite an income in the 1890’s of over £1m a year he always overspent. His aim – to federate the English speaking world and to bring the whole habitable world under their control. The Rhodes Scholarships to Oxford were created with the aim of spreading the traditions of the English ruling class.

Rhodes was joined by many other leading men educated at Oxford and Cambridge. They formed societies throughout the English speaking world under the banner of the Round Table Groups. The English branch is the Royal Institute of International Affairs [referred to as Chatham House]. The US branch is The Council of Foreign Relations. These societies had and still have considerable influence on national foreign policy.

The members of the Round Table Groups were all disciples of Ruskin. They believed that the future of the world lay in federating it along socialist lines. Therefore all property, industry, agriculture, communications, transportation, education, and political affairs, should be concentrated in the hands of an elite, who would organize the world in a way which compelled everyone to do what was good for the new world order.

Bernard Shaw in the “Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Socialism and Capitalism”, (1928) commented, “Under Socialism you would not be allowed to be poor. You would be forcibly fed, clothed, lodged, taught, and employed whether you liked it or not. If it were discovered that you had not the character and industry enough to be worth all this trouble, you might possibly be executed in a kindly manner ..”

Population Control

The philosopher Thomas Malthus (1766 to 1834) proposed in, ‘An Essay on the Principal of Population’ that the relief of poverty among the lower classes could only be achieved by population control. He believed that as the world does not have infinite resources, the then population of the world was unsustainable. He identified what he regarded as positive checks such as war, disease and famine which raised the death rate and preventive checks, such as abortion, birth control, prostitution, postponement of marriage and celibacy which reduced the birth rate as ways in which the population could be reduced.

The belief that the world must reduce its population is widely held among the world’s super rich. Warren Buffet, George Soros, Bill Gates, Ted Turner, Michael Blumberg and Oprah Winfrey have all contributed to promoting population control out of their personal fortunes. Ted Turner founder of CNN News, in an interview with Audubon magazine said, “A total world population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal.”

The impending population/resources crisis together with a climate crisis is being used to give credibility to the need for the world to be governed by a benign elite who will guide the world to sort out these problems.

Don’t waste a crisis

“We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order.” David Rockefeller speaking at the United Nations Ambassadors dinner 23rd Sept 1994

The elite recognize that to bring in a world government, a global crisis is required. The words “Never let a good crisis go to waste”, have been attributed to a number of people. A crisis enables rulers to bring in changes which would never have been tolerated prior to the crisis.

It has become a method by which a population can be persuaded to accept unpopular measures.

1.   Create a problem – real or imagined

2.   Advertise the problem – convince people that something must be done

3.   Provide a solution to the problem

4.   Result change is brought about

A crisis is identified which is then talked up. For instance the environmental crisis is presented as endangering civilization as we know it. National politicians are portrayed as incapable of resolving the crisis. A public perception develops that we need a higher authority to sort out the problem.  This is all set against a background of what is portrayed as unsustainable population growth.

Using fear to control

We have seen in the present Covid-19 pandemic how fear, either for personal safety or of harming others, has allowed the government to bring in measures which restrict personal freedom to an extent that would have been unimaginable a year before.

Is this real?

Is the idea that there is an elite plotting to establish a global government on the lines of Plato’s Republic just another conspiracy theory?

David Rockefeller, like Carrol Quigley seemed to believe that the time was right to be open. “Some even believe we (the Rockefeller family) are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure—one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.” Memoirs, page 405

There are many others with influence who could be quoted as believing that a ‘New World Order’ is the only solution to the problems confronting humanity.

Bilderberg Group

The first Bilderberg conference was held in May 1954 at the Hotel de Bilderberg in the Netherlands. The meeting was attended by about 150 politicians, bankers, monarchs and experts from industry, finance, media and academia. It was established a as a forum in which those who influence national policies could discus, without commitment, common problems. The three day conference was initiated by Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands and has become an annual gathering of the world’s most powerful figures to this day.

No journalists are allowed to attend and delegates are forbidden to reveal what was discussed. All staff at the chosen hotel are security checked and armed police or soldiers patrol the grounds to ensure no one enters. With such secrecy there has been much suspicion with regard to what is being discussed and whether any decisions are taken which impact events away from the conference.

In 2000, British politician Denis Healey, who had been involved in Bilderberg for decades, told the Guardian, “To say we were striving for a one-world government is exaggerated, but not wholly unfair. Those of us in Bilderberg felt we couldn’t go on forever fighting one another for nothing and killing people and rendering millions homeless. So we felt that a single community throughout the world would be a good thing.” Which sounds like a group of old men sitting round a table putting the world to rights.

Another quote by David Rockefeller, about Mao Tse-tung printed in The New York Times, 10th August 1973, is more sinister.  “Whatever the price of the Chinese Revolution, it has obviously succeeded not only in producing a more efficient and dedicated administration, but also in fostering high morale and community of purpose. The social experiment in China under Chairman Mao’s leadership is one of the most important and successful in human history.”

Do we really want to be ruled by men who think the mass extermination of millions under Mao’s communism a success!

World Economic Forum

To counter the suspicion of Bilderberg, a spin off was founded. The ‘World Economic Forum’, (WEF) which holds its annual meeting at Davos, Switzerland. The annual WEF meetings have about 3000 participants drawn from over 100 nations. The conferences were initiated by former Bilderberg steering committee member, Prof Klaus Schwab. The forum is much more open, with journalists allowed and themes of the conference announced in advance.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Klaus Schwab who chairs the World Economic Forum is accredited with coining the phrases ‘The Fourth Industrial Revolution’ and ‘The Great Reset’.

The first industrial Revolution began in England in the 18th Century. The introduction of steam power, new processes in the production of iron, and mechanization of what had formerly been cottage industries came together to transform production.

The second industrial revolution began in the late 19th century. It is defined by the discovery of electricity and assembly line production. There were advances in transportation and communication. Mass production increased the range of consumer goods available to the public.

The third industrial revolution began in the 1970’s with the introduction of partial automation, memory programmable controls and early computers. These developments have continued until now entire production processes can be automated.

According to the World Economic Forum, “We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to each other. In its scale, scope and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before.” It is the speed, scope and impact which distinguishes this revolution from the one which went before.

This revolution will be driven by emerging technology breakthroughs in fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, 3-D printing, nanotechnology, biotechnology, materials science, energy storage, and quantum computing.


In promotional material the WEF state that this revolution will transform what it means to be human. One think tank envisages a world in which a number of body augmentation capabilities will enable humans to be smarter, stronger, and more capable than we are today. In the future, we can expect the arrival of contact lenses that can take pictures or video, universal language translator earbuds that allow us to communicate anywhere in the world, and exosuits that increase physical strength.  We will also see increased use of implants such as brain microchips to enhance its function. However, the most powerful body augmentation will come from biological augmentation as a result of increased insight into our genomes, advances in IVF technology that may allow us to select the most intelligent embryos, and powerful gene-editing technology which may one day give us the ability to eliminate all heritable diseases.

Transhumanism is an expression of the ancient lie that we can become like God. Its advocates believe that ultimately we will progress to the point where we overcome death allowing mankind to live forever. The Lord drove Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden to prevent them eating of the Tree of Life. The Lord will not allow unregenerate man to live forever.  Eternal life is only on offer to those who put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ.

The Great Reset

Another phrase coined by Klaus Schwab is ‘The Great Reset’. In his book ‘Covid-19 the Great Reset’, Schwab states “we are at a crossroads. One path will take us to a better world: more inclusive, more equitable and more respectful of Mother Nature. The other will take us to a world that resembles the one we just left behind – but worse and constantly dogged by nasty surprises. We must therefore get it right. The looming challenges could be more consequential than we have until now chosen to imagine, but our capacity to reset could also be greater than we had previously dared to hope”.

Later in the book he says, “Put in the simplest possible terms: if, as human beings, we do not collaborate to confront our existential challenges (the environment and the global governance free fall, among others), we are doomed.”

Most of the book is devoted to analyzing the fallout from the current pandemic. He believes that if this planet is to survive there must be change. The WEF present the Great Reset as an ambitious rescue plan to overcome the massive problems caused by Covid-19 and enable the world to tackle climate change.

The Great Reset presents a vision of a ‘sustainable’ future in which all forms of human activity are closely monitored and controlled for the good of the planet. The great idea with which the globalists are obsessed is a world in which all nations are closely integrated and everyone subscribes to a utopian future.

Why does Klaus Schwab believe that the time in now right to push forward with this globalist agenda? A look at the post Covid world gives us an answer.

1.   The nations of the world will be left heavily in debt. Past experience tells us that debt brings the nations under the control of the lenders. The lenders will require nations to implement globalist policies.

2.   The debt burden carried by individuals will be considerable. During the lockdowns many small businesses have been forced to close and larger ones have laid off staff leading to mass unemployment. A programme to cancel debts has been proposed. Private debt will be cancelled on condition that the recipient forfeits ownership of any property and assets.

3.   Fear has been used to coerce people into accepting unprecedented intrusion into private life. Although some freedoms will be restored other restrictions, the loss of which we would not have accepted in the past, will continue.

4.   The Covid virus is being used to condition us to what is to come. Already we are warned that it is not going to go away. Vaccination will become an annual event. As with flu vaccine, the vaccine will be adapted each year as new strains are reported. With the roll out of the vaccination programme we can expect restrictions to remain on any who refuse to be vaccinated. This will condition people to accept that those who will not comply with what is perceived as the ‘public good’ will need to be penalized.

5.   There will be mass unemployment which will be used to bring in a universal basic income.

The state of the world after Covid will be ripe for the take over and implementation of the Globalist dreams. To use a buzz phrase, used by those who are on side, their dream is to ‘build back better’.

This better world would replace shareholder capitalism with what they call stakeholder capitalism. Instead of shareholders investing in business in the hope of profit, stakeholder capitalism works for the customer, employees, managers, community and society as a whole. Business will be tightly controlled to ensure that it works toward the social and environmental targets of government. Investment in industry and government projects will be targeted at achieving the shared goals of equality and sustainability. The creations of the fourth industrial revolution will be promoted as progress toward the better world.

(Wasn’t something similar tried in the Soviet Union?).


In Trumpet Sounds 136 I wrote: What is being created will be the last manifestation of Babylon the Great, the kingdom of this world. However this is not the end game. Satan wants the eradication of faith in God and control of the nations. In the end, he wants worship. Satan will use the global economic reset to build up hope and assure people that there is a future, provided they sacrifice some treasured freedoms. This is just a softening up for the future. Satan will create the globalist world system with a point of weakness, which will be used to bring the whole system crashing down. With hopes dashed, people will cry out for a saviour but not the true Saviour of the world.

Since reading Klaus Schwab’s book, I realise that the point of weakness in these plans is human nature. Schwab is making a plea to those with power to work together to create a better world. He is addressing his plea to fallen men who are self-interested. I am more convinced than before that the whole system will collapse, brought down by the pride of some and the hatred of others..

The Kingdom of God

Plato believed that the ideal government would see all power concentrated in the hands of one man. That man would be a philosopher king who would rule benignly for the good of all. On this point I agree with Plato.

But there is only one person in all history who can fulfill that role.

Only one man who is completely incorruptible.

One man who is as concerned both for the weak and the powerful.

One man who can bring in a reign of justice and righteousness.

One man who can restore the earth to give up its bounty for the good of all

That man is Jesus the Christ