lucius_gantt_1.jpgSeems like every day I see something on the Internet or read something in a newspaper about some clandestine or mysterious organization. The flavor of the moment is a group called “The Illuminatti.” Well, that’s what rappers and other less educated people call them.

The truth of the matter is a powerful secret society was formed in the mountains of Afghanistan in the 16th century called “the Roshaniya” or the “illuminated Ones.”

This group desired to create a class of perfect men, and women, to carry out the organization’s mission of dictating the direction of the world.

Don’t worry about The Illuminatti, there are more than a few other “secret” groups that have similar callings and desires to control the world. They are not social clubs; they have a plan to control.


So how will the world be controlled? The answer is if you control the world’s money, you control the world.

Speaking of today, reports are constantly surfacing that bankers around the world have conspired to lie, steal and cheat depositors and customers out of every dollar they can.

You might have heard about last year’s Libor Scandal, in which at least three –and perhaps as many as 16– of the name-brand too-big-to-fail banks had been manipulating global interest rates, in the process messing around with the prices of upward of $500 trillion worth of financial instruments. This massive con was easily the biggest financial scandal in history.


Now the London-based firm ICAP, the world’s largest broker of interest-rate swaps, is being investigated by American authorities for behavior that sounds eerily reminiscent of the Libor mess.

Regulators are looking into whether a small group of brokers at ICAP may have worked with up to 15 of the world’s largest banks to manipulate ISDAfix, a benchmark number used around the world to calculate the prices of interest-rate swaps.

Nobody should be surprised that the biggest bankers implicated in this scheme to fix the prices of interest-rate swaps are the same megabanks that serve on the Libor panel that sets global interest rates.

According to Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone Magazine, these banks, which already possess enormous power just by virtue of their financial holdings in the United States, the same names you see on the Libor and ISDAfix panels and own assets equivalent to 60 percent of the nation’s GDP, are beginning to realize the awesome possibilities for increased profit and

political might that would come with colluding instead of competing.

Moreover, it’s increasingly clear that both the criminal justice system and the civil courts may be impotent to stop them, even when they do get caught working together to game the system.

They say the banks are too big to fail and too big to jail so what can a customer do?

Switching banks will do nothing because it is obvious they all allegedly conspire together.

Should we pay cash for everything? Should people unite and start their own banks and financial institutions? I don’t know.


But I do know that all of these international wars and conflicts are about money and products that money can buy, like oil and land. These wars have nothing to do with WMDs or chemical weapons or religion.

If you want to know what’s going on, don’t listen to clueless rappers, go to the library and study the world’s secret societies. Learn how your Mason friends and Eastern Stars fit into the scheme of secret societies.

*Lucius Gantt, a political consultant based in Tallahassee, is author of the book Beast Too: Dead Man Writing which is available at You can like The Gantt Report page on Facebook and contact Gantt at: