Quoted from a true story:

"In 1910 those men sat around that table for a week [in a secret meeting on Jekyll Island, Georgia] and then, when they were done, they got back on the train, back in that private railroad car, and I'm sure they were still discussing it on the way back, and they disappeared into the environs of Wall Street and New York.

"For many years after that, these seven men denied -- vehemently denied -- that they attended such a meeting. Never happened, they said. Gradually, as the word got out and more people began to discuss it, they said, "Well yes, we went, but we just went to play some poker and smoke some good cigars, a gentleman's meeting, you know, and do some duck hunting.

"Finally, after the Federal Reserve Act was passed into law three years later in 1913 during Woodrow Wilson's administration, and even after that, when people in America began to accept the existence of the Federal Reserve System, then and only then did these seven men begin to talk openly about their role and what they did there, what they discussed, and what decisions they made.

"Let's take a look at how well the Federal Reserve has done its mission. Let's give it a report card. Just how well has it done over the past 96+ years?

"Since 1913, when it was enacted in law by Congress, the Federal Reserve has presided over the crashes of 1921 and 1929, The Great Depression of 1929-1939, recessions in the years 1953, 1957, 1969, 1975, 1981, a stock market Black Monday in 1987, Mr. Toad's Wild Ride in the stock market since the fall of 1998, and now a complete meltdown of the dollar, soaring corporate debt, soaring personal debt greater than ever, business and personal bankruptcies are at an all-time high, banks and savings and loans have failed in larger numbers than ever before, interest on the national debt is consuming half of our tax dollars, interest on consumer debt has driven the average personal savings rate into a negative range, unemployment is increasing, and --- although income has risen each year in terms of paper dollars --- the real purchasing power of such paper dollars for the middle class has been dropping steadily for over 35 years.

"F minus."

But that's just scratching the surface. You do yourself a disservice if you don't read the entire story of: The Creature from Jekyll Island