"The real menace of our Republic is the invisible government which like
a giant octopus sprawls its slimy legs over our cities states and nation.
At the head is a small group of banking houses generally referred to as
'international bankers.' This little coterie... run our government for
their own selfish ends. It operates under cover of a self-created
screen...[and] seizes...our executive officers... legislative bodies...
schools... courts... newspapers and every agency created for the public
John F. Hylan
(1868-1936), Mayor of New York City (1918-1925), nicknamed "Red Mike"