FREE PRESS * November 14, 2011
* Issue 46 *
AMERICANFREEPRESS.NET * SPOTLIGHT ON CONGRESS
Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia thinks the throngs of good Americans out protesting the Wall Street swindlers and
bogus bank bailouts are nothing more
than an unsophisticated and out-of-control “mob.” Of course he says so.
He is being bankrolled by some of the
richest plutocrats in the world.
Wall Street ‘Mob’
Rep. Eric Cantor
By Michael Collins
.House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.)
captured media attention with his vocal declaration
that participants in the Occupy Wall
Street movement were nothing more than “mobs.” His word choice was interesting since the public
record indicates that Cantor does indeed know much
about mobs — the Wall Street mob, in particular. If there’s
any one single member of Congress who can be reckoned
a voice for Wall Street, it is Cantor.
Even the most cursory review of Cantor’s campaign
financing demonstrates that a literal handful of billionaires
in the global financial plutocracy — all intimately
tied to the London-based Rothschild family — have been
key forces underwriting Cantor’s career, a point (especially
in light of his immense power) that cannot be taken
The truth is that Cantor is one of the very few in Congress —
535 members strong — who has some of the richest
and most powerful people in the world bankrolling his
It is for good reason that wags say Cantor is now “the
cantor of the House” — a play on words. A cantor is the
person in a synagogue who leads chants and prayers
along with the rabbi, a major religious role.
The fast-rising young congressman is unique among
House members: While most rely on
campaign contributions mainly from
their own congressional districts,
Cantor has an unusually expansive
array of contributions pouring in
from across the country.
During the last election cycle,
Cantor’s election filings show he received
146 contributions from New
York donors. Contrast that to only 36
donations from New York that went
to Rep. John Boehner (Ohio), ostensibly Cantor’s senior
partner in the Republican takeover of the House. Although
Boehner had been a top-ranking GOP figure for
years and was senior to Cantor in terms of congressional
longevity not even Boehner could rival Cantor in the
number of out-of-state cash contributions received.
A brief sampling of Cantor’s New York state contributors
demonstrates the real clout of these big Wall Street
names — with wide-ranging ties to the international plutocratic
elite — who are bankrolling this influential congressional
• Kenneth Bialkin, a longtime crime syndicate legal
mouthpiece, former national chairman of the Anti-
Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, former chairman of
the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish
Organizations and now chairman of the America-Israel
Friendship League. He is also a member of the Council
on Foreign Relations (CFR), the American offshoot of
the London-based Royal Institute of International Affairs,
the foreign policy arm of the Rothschild
banking empire and its Wall
• Gary Cohn, president and chief
operating officer of Goldman Sachs,
the infamous Wall Street investment bank whose financial
schemes are well known to many Americans who’ve
seen their pensions plundered.
• Steven Drucker of Charmer-Sunbelt, a massive
liquor conglomerate that has grabbed control of various
facets of the U.S. spirits industry.
• Lewis M. Eisenberg who, as a former Goldman
Sachs partner, is perhaps best known for serving as chairman
of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
from1995 to the pivotal year of 2001. That was when the
authority turned World Trade Center (WTC) ownership
over to international wheeler-dealer Larry Silverstein,
who had the WTC twin towers well insured and conveniently
made billions from the 9-11 attacks.
• Henry Kravis, a member of both the CFR and the
Rothschild-controlled Bilderberg group, who was one of
the famous junk bond kings of the 1980s through his
• Ronald Perelman, as billionaire head of the Revlon
cosmetics empire, he also heads a far-reaching network of
radio and television stations. At one point he was said to
have been the richest man in America.
• James Tisch, who bought control of CBS in the
1980s, is another CFR member and a scion of the billionaire
These are just a few of the powerful New Yorkers
who’ve been channeling funds to Cantor’s political enterprises.
Three of Cantor’s other notable national contributors
• Jeffrey Epstein of California, chief financial officer
and executive vice president of the Oracle Corporation,
the fiefdom of Larry Ellison, who rose to fame in the
1970s working on a database for the CIA (named “Oracle”).
After 9-11, Ellison offered to donate software to the
U.S. government to help establish an identification database
from which national ID cards for American citizens
would be issued.
• Neil Livingstone of Washington, D.C., a shadowy
figure from the world of intelligence, known for longtime
close ties to Israel’s Mossad.
• Sheldon Adelson, a Las Vegas-based casino tycoon
and self-described richest Jew in the world who, in many
respects, is the modern-day incarnation of the late Meyer
Lansky, longtime chief of the Jewish crime syndicate
which cemented its influence with the rise of legalized
casino gambling in Las Vegas.
It is likewise no coincidence that the American-based
political action committee of the Union Bank of Switzerland —
perhaps the biggest name in Swiss banking — has
also been a munificent contributor to Cantor’s political
Cantor’s particular influence stems from his control —
along with another pro-Israeli hardliner, former Sen.
Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) — of a secretive and well-funded
political action committee, the American Action
Network (AAN), run by Cantor’s close advisor and former
chief of staff, Rob Collins.
Cantor’s AAN operation generated up to $25 million
in 2010 and spent at least $16 million on behalf of Cantor-and-Wall Street-approved GOP candidates.
Through AAN, Cantor played a central role in orchestrating
the GOP takeover of the House of Representatives
in 2010, bankrolled by well-heeled contributors whose
names are not required to be revealed to the Federal Election
It is no coincidence that two other similar fundraising
ventures, American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS —
both run by former George W. Bush operative Karl
Rove — share offices with Cantor’s AAN.
In short, the Washington political arena — as perhaps it
has never been before — is now a fiefdom of a certain
brand of mob, and the rise to power of one of its most energetic
voices, Cantor, makes it evermore so.
. . ..
Michael Collins Piper can now be
heard on the Internet at michaelcollinspiper.podbean.com
He is the author of Final
, the controversial
“underground bestseller” documenting
the collaboration of Israeli intelligence in
the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He is
also the author of The
High Priests of War
New Jerusalem: Zionist Power in America
Judas Goats: The Enemy Within
Secrets: Crime, Conspiracy & Cover-Up in
the 20th Century,
GOLEM: Israel's Hell Bomb
These works can
be found at America
He has lectured
on suppressed topics in places as diverse as
Malaysia, Japan, Canada, Russia and Abu Dhabi.
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