In the suit of Diamonds we enter into the world of privilege originally restricted to nobility and title. Protection of the peasants and patronage of the scholar and artisan allowed a nation to thrive and over generations to create an infrastructure of culture. Wealth once a direct result of land ownership and tithes from vassals was extended by war and conquest to political treaties and international trade agreements. In the modern age “privilege” remains as rank, fame or celebrity and having the right “connections”.
The Ace of Diamonds represents PRIVILEGE.
The King of Diamonds can be seen as: Rich Uncle Pennybags aka Mr. Monopoly : WEALTH
The Queen of Diamonds as the cold hearted Cruella Deville: PEDIGREE
and the Jack of Diamonds as the fair haired boy or Richie Rich: LEGACY
The 10 of Diamonds represents the bankers who control “The Machine”, i.e. the military-industrial complex. The logo of the World Bank is an apt symbol : FINANCIAL MARKETS