People have been aware of the myriad of forces conspiring with the banks against them ever since the Federal Reserve Act became law in 1913. The so-called intellectuals, securely in place at all the premier educational institutions, lead the way, misinforming Congress and causing them to pledge tax dollars to help; the few at the expense of the many.
Check out this cartoon (you may be able to click on this picture and zoom in depending on your PC) that ran in the now-bankrupted Chicago Tribune back in 1934, the height of Great Depression. The "young pinkies" from Columbia and Harvard are leading the way behind FDR's Brain Trust economist Rexford Tugwell. Congress is shoveling money out the back destroying the soundest country on earth. The man in the foreground is writing, "Spend! Spend! Spend! Under the guise of recovery- bust the government- blame the capitalists for the failure- junk the constitution and declare a dictatorship."