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The Great Taking: Have the global elite devised an elaborate plan to take everything we own?

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In June 2023, hedge fund manager David Rogers Webb published a book titled ‘The Great Taking’.

The book, one commentator said, describes a legal framework for the seizure of trillions of dollars of assets from public and private institutions and people. It includes primary sources and a reasonable narrative explaining how a powerful class can subvert society for their own ends.

Webb wrote that his book is about the taking of collateral – all of it.  In other words, we will own nothing.

The end game of the current globally synchronous debt accumulation super cycle. This scheme is being executed by long-planned, intelligent design, the audacity and scope of which is difficult for the mind to encompass.  Included are all financial assets and bank deposits, all stocks and bonds; and hence, all underlying property of all public corporations, including all inventories, plant and equipment; land, mineral deposits, inventions and intellectual property. Privately owned personal and real property financed with any amount of debt will likewise be taken, as will the assets of privately owned businesses which have been financed with debt. If even partially successful, this will be the greatest conquest and subjugation in world history.

Private, closely held control of ALL central banks, and hence of all money creation, has allowed a very few people to control all political parties and governments; the intelligence agencies and their myriad front organisations; the armed forces and the police; the major corporations and, of course, the media. These very few people are the prime movers. Their plans are executed over decades. Their control is opaque. To be clear, it is these very few people, who are hidden from you, who are behind this scheme to confiscate all assets, who are waging a hybrid war against humanity.

The Great Taking: What is this book about? David Rogers Webb

This book is provided free to read online HERE or you can purchase a copy HERE or HERE.

We haven’t read it yet but below is a review done by somebody who has.  Economist and engineer JD Breen reviewed The Great Taking and said it makes a compelling case that the global elite devised an elaborate plan to take everything we own.  We have taken the liberty of adding some hyperlinks to JD Breen’s text.

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The Great Taking, A Review

By JD Breen, 24 August 2023

Last week I was sent a small book with a big warning. It’s among the more frightening things I’ve ever read.

Written by former hedge fund manager David Rogers Webb, The Great Taking details a disturbing plan to rip everyone off. And by “everyone,” I mean all of us who think we own any of our assets.

Webb chronicles his credentials by reviewing his family history and professional background, particularly when he began to realise things were going awry.

In the late 1990s, especially after the collapse of Long Term Capital Management but before the tech bubble burst, he noticed central bank counterfeiting moved markets much more than economic activity did.

This is obvious in retrospect, and a truism today. But it was a “conspiracy theory” then. Webb, who ran his hedge fund at the time, recalls being called a “conspiracy theorist” whenever he made the assertion.

Webb recounted meeting with George Soros during the Dotcom bust. When Webb wondered whether anything more could be done to keep markets afloat, Soros assured him: “You don’t know what ‘they’ can do.”

That’s scary enough. But more frightening was that “in such a moment, even George Soros spoke of a they.”

Watching the markets in 2003, Webb witnessed a phenomenon he’d never seen before. On certain days, everything went up, even as money growth went down.

The only reasonable inference, as Webb put it, was that “new money was being directly injected into the financial markets.” Several years before it was officially described, this was the unheralded beginning of “Quantitative Easing”.

The heralded beginning came after the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, when an avalanche of counterfeit currency bailed out big banks harbouring tens of trillions in derivatives losses.

A few years before that collapse, “safe harbour” provisions of the US Bankruptcy Code were revised to ensure certain creditors – whom the bankruptcy court called “members of the protected class” – could capture client assets without a challenge.

Legal theft was quietly codified. It became case law when Lehman went bankrupt. Before that failure, “JP Morgan [clearly among the “protected class”] took client assets as a secured creditor while being custodian for those assets!”

The US Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of New York justified this heist – which was clearly fraudulent under prior bankruptcy laws – as necessary to protect the “financial stability of the clearing houses” and prevent “chain reactions of insolvency among market participants.”

Apparently, people who’d always thought they owned securities no longer had rights to claim their assets. If the custodian collapsed, clients’ “securities” went with it.

Property rights to financial assets no longer existed. Before long, if Webb is right, no others will either.

Like explosives around a condemned building, debt is being compiled to precipitate an implosion. Those who cause the detonation will enhance their wealth by burgling the debris.

Crises aren’t accidental. They’re caused by people who’ll profit from the “recovery.”

Much as the powers that be are trying to eradicate physical cash today, their predecessors eliminated paper stock certificates several decades ago.

And they marketed these manoeuvres with similar pitches. Eliminating paper would be more “convenient,” crackdown on crime, and ease transactions when exchanges were made.

As Michael Malice might say, this may be factual, but it’s not truthful. The real reasons are more nefarious, and rarely advertised. Surveillance and confiscation aren’t selling points that will persuade most people.

Until there’s a crisis.

But when one arrives, the people will want someone to blame. And for someone else to pay the price.

When the derivative dam bursts, major financial institutions – and the central clearing parties (“CCP”) that facilitate their transactions – will drown.

So “regulators” who helped fill the reservoir are also the ones who constructed the rescue raft. But only secured creditors will fit in the boat. And the vessel is painted with the pleasant assurances that if an institution fails, taxpayers won’t pay.

Unless the taxpayer “owns” financial assets held in custody at a failed firm. Then, like the Cypriot bank “bail-ins” a decade ago, the institution’s customers will be on the hook – while the big fish scarf the krill and swim away.

As under-capitalised as financial institutions and clearing parties are, it’s almost as if they’re designed to fail. Webb recalled the precedence of the “Bank Holiday” in 1933.

By executive order, banks were closed. Later, only those approved by the Fed were allowed to reopen.

Thousands of banks were left to die. People with money in those unfavoured institutions lost it all, as well as anything they had financed – houses, cars, businesses – that they now couldn’t pay for. The “chosen” banks collected the collateral and consolidated the debts.

Notwithstanding centuries of financial instruments being treated as personal property, the “securities” we “own” are no longer ours. Neither are any assets they finance.

Assets we think we possess are legally controlled by custodial companies. And these entities can claim our property as collateral in the event of someone else’s insolvency.

This is true of all tradable financial instruments around the world, wherever they are held.

Whether in pension plans, investment funds, or custodial accounts, all securities ostensibly “owned” by the public are, according to Webb, “encumbered as collateral underpinning the derivatives complex”, which is “orders of magnitude greater than the entire global economy,” so “there’s not enough of anything to back it.”

The plumbing is in place to flush our accounts when the next collapse occurs. Certain secured creditors have legal claims to client assets. The US established “legal certainty” for such protocols in the wake of the Dotcom bust a quarter century ago.

Under the rubric of “harmonisation,” global conformance to this standard has been underway since.

The Europeans initially resisted, more from politics than principle. But a workaround was arranged whereby “the objective of Legal Certainty for creditors was to be pursued by other means.”

Around the world, securities owners were once assured their assets couldn’t be used as collateral without their express consent. That’s no longer true.

A sample disclosure from a major European securities depository states that in the event of a “shortfall of securities,” clients will be “considered unsecured creditors without priority to the assets of the bankruptcy estate.”

No place on earth can someone own stocks or bonds as personal property without exposure to insolvency of the account provider. All securities are pooled so they can be collateralised elsewhere.

Global “collateral management systems” have been established, enabling quick cross-border transfers of client assets to secured creditors.

That means that after the next – inevitable, and probably planned – financial collapse or derivatives disaster, the pipes are in place to steal our stuff.

Perhaps this is why, despite large bank failures, the Fed keeps raising rates. It’s like they’re trying to cause the calamity. When they do – as with the “bank holiday” in 1933 – it’ll create the panic upon which to apply their palliatives.

After using low rates to entice people to buy things with cheap credit, most things people own will become subject to legal confiscation in a financial collapse.

The collapse is key to “The Great Taking”, as is the new digital money that’ll arrive in its wake.

In Webb’s words, the coming crisis is “a deliberate strategy” of subjugation to eliminate resistance. It’s about “herding humanity and eliminating pockets of resilience.”

Now all that’s needed is a catalyst for the crisis. Tightening an interest rate noose around a debt-addled economy floating on unprecedented funny money and endless fake assets should suffice.

And when enough institutions suffocate, those who asphyxiated them will ride to the “rescue,” forcing innocent asset-holders to give CPR to the chosen survivors.

After they do, they’ll be out of breath, reliant for air on digital feeding tubes from the people they “saved.”

Central Bank Digital Currencies (“CBDCs”) – currently being developed by central banks representing 114 countries – will be the sole source of monetary sustenance.

When they arrive, the chute will be shut, with all the cattle locked in the abattoir. The State will be able to permit, prevent, monitor, and manipulate any transaction anyone tries to make.

It’ll be total control. Freedom will vanish. As Webb says: “You will comply if you want to eat.”

About ten years ago, Webb spoke at a hedge fund conference in Europe, where he explained what was being planned for the securities attendees thought they owned.

He remembered the coffee break after his speech. “I asked people what they had thought about what I had said. I asked if they understood what I was explaining. One person merely replied, ‘Oh, yes.’ I asked him what he would do about it. He simply said, ‘Nothing.’”

It’s easy to scoff at that answer. But if what Webb says is correct, it’s difficult to devise a better one.

What should we do? Short of compiling physical gold or stacking Bitcoin – either of which can be regulated, taxed, or taken away – what options are there?

It’s a bit like the arson-induced forest fires attributed to “climate change.” While we bicker over the cause and lament the result, an insider land grab seems to ensue.

The next time the economy goes up in flames, will a connected elite claim our assets from the rubble? Why not? They always have. But now the means are there to prevent any protest.

Having read this book, I almost wish I hadn’t. Like learning an asteroid is imminent, being in possession of this information doesn’t tell us what to do with it.

Webb laid out the problem yet offers few solutions. And as the saying has it, if there are no solutions, perhaps there’s no problem.

The only option seems to be to get out of “the system”. But how? And where to go? I suppose we could pay penalties, pull money from retirement accounts, and load up on gold, grub, and a bolthole in the woods.

Those may be good ideas, but they don’t necessarily untie us from the tracks before the financial freight train arrives.

Featured image: Dror Moreh’s Documentary ‘The Corridors Of Power’, Deadline, 16 September 2022

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2 months ago

Perhaps it will come down to civil war and taking/keeping things by force. People aren’t going to sit idley by and go hungry or allow their homes to be taken from them. There are more of us than there are them and that number will only grow, the more people “wake up”.

Reply to  Ste
2 months ago

Indeed. Also, CBDC’s will be rejected outright. People will create their own systems of mutiual support. The ‘controllers’ will one way or another be rounded up put into safehouses until a proper legal body is fit to bring them to trial. The most obvious people higher up will be targeted first and the task will work sidways and downwards from there. It will be a long process over a decade or so, perhaps more.

Food, warmth and shelter plus healing for those who are in need will be the priorities initially. Many hands will make the LIGHT work. Many human hands will be focused on putting the light to work and all that that entails both spititually and practically. If it is lucky humanity make get extra help in the interim perioud.

There will indeed be a nightmare scenario, but it will be for those entrained to the forces of darkness who care not for the sanctity of human life and who conspired to spite the divine nature of life itself. What part anyone plays in this going forward is up to them, but aligning to the good/god within is a prerequisite for coming out the other side as an integral being. A tremendous opportunity approaches.


Mark Deacon
Mark Deacon
Reply to  Robin
1 month ago

‘put into safehouses until a proper legal body is fit to bring them to trial”

Don’t need no stinking trial … you apply restorative justice means their execution. Certainly I would not want to pay to feed and house these people in safehouses.

Like where you going to find a judge that is not compromised?

Please no more jokes.

2 months ago
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2 months ago

All base upon a presumption of debt. Since all mortgages are fraudulent contracts, and there is no money involved. The burden of proof is on the claimant. 

2 months ago

Will you be able to bring back the audio feature into your segments? Right now it is reading only, no audio. Audio has a great value for us for obvious reasons. It is easy to incorporate into your daily activities
Thank you

2 months ago

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Dave Owen
Dave Owen
2 months ago
Taken from Johns article.
So they have already done the testing in 1994.
Killing millions of poor Africans.
Operation Crimson Mist.

2 months ago

To Mr. Soros, Mr. Gates, Mr. Schwab, Mr. Obama,and the rest, you come here on my property and we will have a big party!!…You will have a real blast!

Chris C
Chris C
Reply to  Kevin61
2 months ago

They are evil psychopaths and do not like getting their hands dirty . . so they plan to send some of their already-trained “migrants” who will do anything for money . . best to nip this in the bud.

Paul Watson
Paul Watson
Reply to  Chris C
1 month ago

Yep all being strategally placed in local hotels.
The sheep still think the government is trying to control immigration!!

2 months ago

It’s no laughing matter, but I’m reminded of the Loius CK stand up routine in which he talks about playing Monopoly with his young children:
“But when she loses at Monopoly I gotta look at her little face and go, “OK so here’s what’s gonna happen now, OK? All your property, everything you have, all your railroads and houses, all your money… that’s mine now. Gotta give it all to me. Give it to me, that’s right.
And no, no, you can’t play anymore see, because even though you’re giving me all of that it doesn’t even touch how much you owe me.
Doesn’t even touch it, baby. You’re going down hard, it’s really bad. All you’ve been working for all day, I’m going to take it now and I’m gonna use it to destroy your sister. I mean I’m gonna ruin her.”

2 months ago

they can come take these nuts in their mouth.

1 month ago

They’ve already crossed the Rubicon. There’s no place to go when everywhere is part of the “one world government” and where the people are starving, frightened, obedient and the global elite cabal is in control. If we can’t go back in time to prevent it, we can’t go forward to prevent it.

1 month ago

“…the system of private property is the most important guarantee of freedom, not only for those who own property, but scarcely less for those who do not. It is only because the control of the means of production is divided among many people acting independently that nobody has complete power over us.”

F.A. Hayek’
“The Road To Serfdom”

1 month ago

[…] ZIRP (zero) and NIRP (negative) interest-rate policies, followed by rapid increases in interest rates so as to bankrupt most retail and commercial banks and to thus seize all property mortgaged via those banks, this mainly for achieving Step 3 above (as also explained in detail here: […]

1 month ago

Simple questions for all. If they shut the Central banks down, as 95% of all global banks are Rothschild controlled, they let the commercial banks fail, they confiscate all businesses with debt, all securities, deposits etc then there will be no supermarkets open, possibly no electricity and no water. You will be offered a Universal basic income that will allow you to get food, electricity and water. How many people are going to agree to this ? If there is a majority just like Covid (we have been here before), how much do you think your civil war will acheive ? Humans are basically sheep by another name.

24 days ago

There is a solution: Bitcoin. It is the world’s first and only un-confiscatable asset in the history of the world. No one can take your Bitcoin from you when you properly hold your private keys. It is the lifeboat to this “Great Taking”.

If you have a retirement account, you can legally roll over ALL of your assets into a Bitcoin IRA (in the USA).

Please contact me if you have any questions. I’m happy to help.