“We can increase the value of every government AND better the lives of every human being. Or risk the worst recession in history. But, until this is a public vote, the latter is chosen for us by our financial institutions.” (World Trade Organization)
Being institutionalised has a far broader reach than most of us realise. It is the general social instinct to think and do what is expected of you, by the institute that controls your way of life. Most people are institutionalised by varying amounts. From finance, politics, military, and education, to groups of people that are less included by institutions.
Governments control the public’s way of life. This is what most people know and vote for. But it doesn’t stop there. A very small number of people control the world’s financial institutions. They are unelected, but this gives them ultimate power over politics.
“It is clear that those who control money through the banking system are able to control virtually every other aspect of society.” (Thomas H. Greco, Jr., economist and author)
Why has this continued for so long?
Economic systems are learned in school, college, and university. Generally, the more successful commercial organisations are, the better they have become at exploiting this way of life. Maintaining this, the more popular media organisations are, the more they publish what their institutions expect.
“Populations and their governments await their central bank’s decision on interest rates to plan their lives. If that isn’t ultimate control over politics by unelected people, then what is?” (Elon Musk)