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Who Controls America

a book by Mark Mullen

(our site's book review)

The Elites Control the U.S. for the Goal of World Dominance at the Expense of the American Middle Class

The Amazon blurb says that While Congress wrestled with possible Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election, a far more dangerous adversary went unnoticed and unanswered as they surreptitiously whittled away middle-class liberties and freedoms. This opponent, however, has been assaulting America relentlessly for over four decades. To make matters worse, the attackers are Americans. They work out of sight in secret rooms and hallowed halls. But when they speak, they use the language of Patriots. Make no mistake, their goal is the same as the Russians: world dominance at the expense of the American middle-class.

What we think, what we are taught, what we are paid for our work, when and where we go to war, and who wins political office have all been staged by men and women we have never heard of. These stealthy elites have long waged clandestine battles for control of the American mind. Behavior modification wasn’t developed just for school-aged children. For those who actually control America trade in deceit and sleight of hand. When exposed, their exploits reveal a hideous hidden agenda designed to impoverish most Americans.

Who are the men behind the curtain that are controlling this country? The author has the banking and money aspect of the answer well documented. But there is more to it than that . . .

Who Controls America unearths the secret games of exploitation and illuminates the world of covert partnerships created by unfamiliar ideologues designed to acquire most of the nation’s wealth and power. In Who Controls America, Mullen shines a light on those who place greed, power, and profits above the interests of the American citizen and the pursuit of the American Dream. Politics, the economy, the educational system, trade, the stock market, and foreign policies are all controlled by small undisclosed groups [the Shadow Government]. And they don’t work for the interests of the everyday American citizen.

The Book Also Shares Actions We Can Take to Take Back Control from the Elites

Can they be stopped? Who Controls America doesn’t just expose those who battle for control of your life. Mullen shares actions the American middle-class can take to gain back control of our country and the American Dream that eluded so many of our citizens.

"Who Controls America? dissects the incestuous and exploitative relationship between Wall Street, the Federal Reserve, the Pentagon and the rest of Washington with blistering precision. To his credit and for our erudition, Mark Mullen provides a succinct and straightforward discussion of the current situation."—Ron Jacobs, CounterPunch Magazine

In Who Controls America?, Mark Mullen explains how the über wealthy control the United States
In Who Controls America?, Mark Mullen explains how the über wealthy control the United States

"In Who Controls America?, Mark Mullen explains how the über wealthy control the United States; importantly, readers can consider proposals proffered by the author for how the masses can gain control.—Kim Petersen, Dissident Voice, editor

"Mark Mullen's new book asks Who Controls America? Read it and learn what's vital to know...Powerful monied interests run things exclusively for their own self-interest. Mullen explains how they benefit at the expense of most others."—Stephen Lendman, author of Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity

Readers are treated to a discussion of not just how banks rule Washington but, more importantly, what can be done about it
Readers are treated to a discussion of not just how banks rule Washington but, more importantly, what can be done about it

"Who Controls America is apolitical, social and economic history of the often-hidden influencers on American political processes, pairing brief reviews of how the federal banking system works with closer inspections of how Wall Street banks control not only business, but politics, in America. As chapters carefully construct connections between banking processes and political influence, readers are treated to a discussion of not just how banks rule Washington but, more importantly, what can be done about it.

"Each chapter of information concludes with a section questioning 'how do we get control,' and here's where the real meat of the title lies: in actionable reviews of processes backed by historical experience and political and economic savvy. Take, for example, the chapter on education, which points out that a population educated enough to employ critical thinking processes is a threat to power. What's best for the future of America? Surprisingly, it may not lie in the concept of college educations for all: 'Still think college for all is a good idea? Universities are currently failing a majority of their graduates. Why would we want to grow the number of young people with college debt and a degree that does not provide graduates with the skills they need to move into the workforce?'


A Population Educated Enough to Employ Critical Thinking Is a Threat to Power

A population educated enough to employ critical thinking processes is a threat to power—dumb fits their purposes better
A population educated enough to employ critical thinking processes is a threat to power—dumb fits their purposes better

"Instead, the solution may lay in better preparations for economic success that link education to real-world achievements and takes elite and political control away from the process.

". . . Who Controls America is very highly recommended for social issues, political, economic, and American history collections and classes alike."—Diane Donovan, Senior Reviewer, MidwestBook Review)

national debt

Unless American citizens start defecating money, the debt has put us all in deep doo-doo; a handful of people can create wealth for themselves while plunging the entire nation into huge debt
Unless American citizens start defecating money, the debt has put us all in deep doo-doo; a handful of people can create wealth for themselves while plunging the entire nation into huge debt

"In Who Controls America by Mark Mullen, the reader will understand who truly holds power in American society and it isn't the masses. The reader will understand why a handful of people can create wealth for themselves while plunging the entire nation into huge debt. This book unearths the inner game of manipulation and shows how banks and private institutions create situations that bring about economic depression, war, and poverty. American politics, the economy, educational system, and foreign policies are controlled by small groups, and these groups don't work for the interests of the common citizens."—Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite

Can these elite swamp dwellers be stopped? Not by rebellion, elections, insurrection, voting, praying, hoping, etc. Read Who Controls America for tips on actions and Resistance
Can these elite swamp dwellers be stopped? Not by rebellion, elections, insurrection, voting, praying, hoping, etc. Read Who Controls America for tips on actions and Resistance

"Can these elite swamp dwellers be stopped? Readers who have an interest in the future of America will appreciate the actionable sanctions that can give control of our country back to the masses, the American people where it belongs." (Source: Swamp Can't Be Drained - New Book Reveals How a Few Elite Ideologues Are Able to Bring the Middle Class to Its Knees , Haddonfield, New Jersey (PRWEB) October 03, 2017, PR Web)


We're All Puppets on an Invisible String Doing the Biddings of a Few Unseen Eliite Puppeteers

"Who controls America? Congress? The President? Political parties? The voters? Good guesses, but entirely wrong. All of the mentioned are just puppets on an invisible string doing the biddings of a few unseen puppeteers. Yes, that’s right. A few elite and undisclosed organizations send our children off to war, restrict the growth of the middle class, and limit educational opportunities for American citizens. The sad truth is this is nothing new. Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin warned of the dangers and destructive power of these elites if left unchecked." (Source: Who Controls America, Mark Mullen, Goodreads)

A few elite and undisclosed organizations send our children off to war, restrict the growth of the middle class, and limit educational opportunities for American citizens—we are mere cannon fodder to the elites
A few elite and undisclosed organizations send our children off to war, restrict the growth of the middle class, and limit educational opportunities for American citizens—we are mere cannon fodder to the elites

In our opinion, this book focused too intently on banks and money. There is a lot more to the control of our country than that. There are two sections at the end of this book review that give links to dozens of other books—books that tell the rest of the story.

Since FDR we've had leaders who more and more have been puppets of the shadow government (comprised of neocon elite warmongers who act from the shadows to further their own selfish agendas of oligarch enrichment at the expense of the common man)
Since FDR we've had leaders who more and more have been puppets of the shadow government (comprised of neocon elite warmongers who act from the shadows to further their own selfish agendas of oligarch enrichment at the expense of the common man)

Since FDR we've had leaders who more and more have been puppets of the shadow government (comprised of neocon elite warmongers who act from the shadows to further their own selfish agendas of oligarch enrichment at the expense of the common man). Each one convinced the country that he would be their hero and savior but then each one in turn sold us out. The thing about puppet governments is that they do what the shadow-men tell them to do or suffer the fate JFK, MLK, and RFK suffered when they tried to go their own way for the people. How would Trump be able to avoid this fate? And if he joins the long line of puppets, how does this change the fate of the 99%ers who are counting on him to act like the champion he promised he'd be?

If you love this country, RESIST the oppression and never ever give up!
If you love this country, RESIST the oppression and never ever give up!


Revolt against English rule had a great result; but revolt against our current Oligarchy will have a horrible result: a police state
Revolt against English rule had a great result; but revolt against our current Oligarchy will have a horrible result: a police state

Unelected Neoconservatives with a Radical Not-So-Democratic Agenda Are in Charge

The simple answer to who is in charge: unelected neoconservatives with a radical not-so-democratic agenda. "The rise of a new breed of confidence men and women—think-tank members, government advisers, business consultants and television pundits—upend our democracy." So any citizens that have a sincere interest in political reform and accountability would be wise to weave her arguments into their demands. "Upending rules and authority has become the norm in virtually all countries, and the goal is to increase one's own status and influence." See Shadow Elite: How the World's New Power Brokers Undermine Democracy, Government, and the Free Market

Players are making up the rules as they go along, and said rules are written for their own benefit, sort of like how loopholes are pre-built into disingenuous legislation so those it's meant to regulate slip through the cracks—yet again. The system is built to be a fraud, rigged to benefit the corporatocracy and politicians. We send representatives to Congress to represent us, but they represent corporations, themselves, and their buddies, but us? Not so much. This shadow elite undermines democracy and capitalism. The new rules they make take us beyond traditional corruption and conflict-of-interest to the slippery areas of non-accountability.

The shadow government's shadow elite undermines democracy and capitalism
The shadow government's shadow elite undermines democracy and capitalism

Is Our Democracy Dead?

So if we are supposed to be a democratic republic of the people, by the people, and for the people, with the government acting in our interest, but now they act in their own interest, does that really mean our democracy is dead? Yes—see Democracy—an American Delusion. And if we are supposed to have a free press that utilizes investigative journalism and tells us the truth, but the shadow government gained control of the mainstream media and now we get only propaganda-laced infotainment, does that mean the Constitutionally guaranteed free press is dead? No—not dead, just marginalized into List of alternative media (U.S. political left). See Freedom of the Press—an American Delusion.

U.S. neocons' imperialism and warmongering is out of control yet the Congress tasked with stopping such abuses is mute—something smells rotten in Washington!
U.S. neocons' imperialism and warmongering is out of control yet the Congress tasked with stopping such abuses is mute—something smells rotten in Washington! The game is rigged. A new and more sophisticated style of corruption and private interests have infiltrated every level of society.


Letting neocons run the decisions in Washington is like letting a fox guard a henhouse
Letting neocons run the decisions in Washington is like letting a fox guard a henhouse


To determine who it is that is controlling things in this country, simply follow the money
To determine who it is that is controlling things in this country, simply follow the money

U.S. Warmongers Respond with Violence and Terror and Killing Whenever They're Displeased with Another Country

In the 21st century like in the 20th, U.S. warmongers have responded with violence and terror and killing whenever they were displeased with another country, rarely seeking a peaceful settlement when violence via military means is so much more profitable and satisfying.

The world over people are asking themselves: Is the USA fighting terrorists or being terrorists?
The world over people are asking themselves: Is the USA fighting terrorists or being terrorists?

Uncle Sam Is the Focus of an Intervention

We need all the leaders of all countries of the world to hold an intervention. The intervention leader was talking: "We're here to help you, Uncle Sam, with your addiction to violence and terror and killing. We're going to go around the room now and each leader will tell you how your addiction has affected their country. Once everyone has spoken, it will be your turn. You can tell us if you just hate humanity, or just yourself, or maybe both. You can answer if you meant to hurt us and kill us and plunge us into debt and ruin our environments and our governments or if it was somehow a vast misunderstanding. Did you read too many neocon books or get influenced by too many neocon warmongers or are you having a stroke and need hospitalization—since your personality seems vastly different than it was back in 1776? Could this be because of brain damage due to the stroke? Please let us know how you feel—why act like a madman? We could all get along if you'd give us a chance! You do realize that YOU are the one that started all the terrorism in the world that is now coming back toward you as payback, right? Whatever has happened to you, man? During WWII you seemed heroic and like you wanted to save us from Hitler. And yet these days you seem like you're trying to be Hitler yourself, setting up an empire all over the world—the same as Hitler's Third Reich tried to do. What gives, man? Are you sick—do you need therapy—what? Anyway, we've all chipped in and we are paying to send you to an Anger Management Seminar. Please be prompt as they don't like waiting. Someone might make a cynical comment to you, and that might make you do what you always do: start shooting. Let's try really hard to avoid such things, okay? Thank you for listening, dude." But there were loud snores—Uncle Sam had fallen fast asleep.

We need all the leaders of all countries of the world to hold an intervention. 'We're here to help you, U.S., with your addiction to violence and terror and killing.'
We need all the leaders of all countries of the world to hold an intervention. 'We're here to help you, U.S., with your addiction to violence and terror and killing.'

Uncle Sam Is the New Member in an Anger Management Seminar

Later . . . at an Anger Management Seminar: "Okay, we're here at the Anger Management Seminar. I'm introducing a new member—Uncle Sam. My GOODness you look angry! Did someone crap in your cornflakes or what? Anyway, we're all here to learn the principles of anger management. How do you manage anger, Uncle Sam?" asks the leader.

"I just kill someone!" says Uncle Sam.

"No, I mean when you get angry, how do you avoid lashing out and hitting someone?" asks the leader.

"I don't hit. I kill. Hitting is for pussies!" says Uncle Sam.

"But that's crazy," says the leader.

"I didn't say I'm not crazy—what I said is that when I'm mad, you better watch out, because I will kill you at the drop of a hat!" says Uncle Sam.

A guy who'd been holding his hat was so shocked he dropped it on the floor. Uncle Sam pulled out a gun and shot him between the eyes—he was dead. "Any of you other smartasses want a piece of me?" asks Uncle Sam.

Everyone screamed and ran shrieking from the Seminar, with a hail of bullets behind them. "Damn, anger management is fun—I'm glad I came!" says Uncle Sam.

'How do you manage anger, Uncle Sam?' asks the leader. 'I just kill someone!' says Uncle Sam.'
"How do you manage anger, Uncle Sam?" asks the leader. "I just kill someone!" says Uncle Sam.


The U.S. is as addicted to violence as a drug addict is addicted to drugs
The U.S. is as addicted to violence as a drug addict is addicted to drugs

Other Democracy-Is-Dying Perspectives


Other Shadow Government Perspectives

Various authors see the shadow government from various perspectives—like the blind men and the elephant, but the overall gist is creepily similar
Various authors see the shadow government from various perspectives—like the blind men and the elephant, but the overall gist is creepily similar