Thursday, July 25, 2013

An overview of the early subversion of America

Shortly after the Constitutional Convention, when it was up to the states to ratify or reject the newly proposed United States Constitution, the Anti-Federalists were already warning the American people that, once approved and established, a consolidated federal government's "relentless expansion of arbitrary power was unstoppable, its tendency toward corruption was inevitable, and its appetite for despotism was unquenchable," according to American historian and author Joseph J. Ellis in his book American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic (pg. 116). Looking back in hindsight, the Anti-Federalists had it exactly right, at least in the case of the nature and development of the United States federal government over the past 200 years.

Anti-Federalists, most prominently Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, and others skeptical of a centralized federal government were also raising alarm bells at the prospect of a centralized Bank of the United States shortly after the Constitution was approved and ratified by the states. Alexander Hamilton and the elite banking and financial establishment in America, working on behalf of and in collusion with international financial interests centered around the Jewish banking families in London and other major European capitals, "represented a tiny minority within the overall populace" who "had somehow managed to engineer a hostile takeover of the fledgling American republic and were now poised to consolidate their control to the detriment of all the ordinary citizens, mostly farmers, the true lifeblood of the nation," writes Ellis (pg. 170).

President Andrew Jackson, amongst others, would later warn the American people of the dangers that monopolistic, speculative financial interests posed to the young United States in the early 1800s. In his 1832 veto of the legislation that would have re-chartered the Bank of the United States, President Jackson wrote:
The rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their selfish purposes... Many of our rich men have not been content with equal protection and equal benefits, but have besought to make themselves richer by act of Congress.
President Jackson declared to his cabinet "The Bank of the United States is itself a Government," and warned the American people private corporations sought "power to control the Government and change its character." He also courageously told his Vice President Martin Van Buren, "The bank is trying to kill me, but I will kill it!" And indeed, President Jackson did just that. However, the international money power seeking to subvert the United States was not defeated.

Time and time again, righteous men in American history stood up to the international plutocrats and sought to prevent the subversion and destruction of the nation their ancestors founded. However, the insatiable desire for political and financial control over these United States was unstoppable, and the forces of international speculative financial capitalism came to dominate this country over the course of the 19th century. The destruction of American economic (and political) sovereignty was finally complete with the establishment of the Federal Reserve System in 1913, which centralized the banking and financial apparatus of this nation into the hands of a clique of global speculators hell bent on world domination and subjugation. The centralization of a nation's banking system is a key component of both international capitalism and international Communism - two sides of the same Talmudic coin which seek the destruction of national sovereignty and independence.

The very concept of a corporation has been transformed and perverted over time. In early American history, states granted private corporations a monopoly on fulfilling a particular public service for a specific period of time. If a road needed to be expanded, for example, and the state was lacking in funds to complete the project, a private corporation would write a charter explaining its purpose (expanding, managing, and maintaining the road expansion) and the state would grant the corporation the privilege of providing an essential public service. Corporations helped build canals, bridges, roads, and other major infrastructure projects, including the extensive railroad system which provided transportation and communication advancements to the American people and private businesses.

But even in this regard, corruption set in, monopolies formed, and the people became oppressed by large financial interests dominating and influencing state and federal government. Expressing a popular grievance in early America, the editor of New York's Evening Post William Leggett, wrote:
We cannot pass the bounds of the city without paying tribute to monopoly. Not a road can be opened, not a bridge can be built, not a canal can be dug, but a charter for exclusive privileges must be granted for the purpose... The bargaining and trucking away charted corporation privileges is the whole business of our lawmakers.
The rise of speculative financial capital and large corporations, especially railroad corporations, ushered in an era of unprecedented greed, speculation, corruption, and insider dealings in early American history. Alexis de Tocqueville, the French philosopher and writer who wrote extensively about the unique political and cultural traditions of America, perhaps best expressed the plight of the struggling American frontiersman and farmer. Writing in Democracy in America, Volume Two, de Tocqueville contrasted the "territorial aristocracy"or the traditional elite in European society and the "manufacturing aristocracy" or the financial elite which had arisen in America:
The territorial aristocracy of former ages was either bound by law, or thought itself bound by usage, to come to the relief of its serving-men and to relieve their distresses. But the manufacturing aristocracy of our day first impoverishes and debases the men who serve it and then abandons them to be supported by the charity of the public.
Congressman Hendrick B. Wright of Pennsylvania, a champion of the working class and of the American pioneer, advanced legislation in the late 1870s to help homesteaders - small independent American farmers and ranchers - secure and develop their land without going into massive debt. Congressman Wright's efforts were defeated by plutocratic financial interests and their minions, who denied the small independent pioneer and farmer - the very men and women who made this country - any sort of financial concessions while they themselves were lavishly awarded government contracts and land grants. Congressman Wright, who once said, "The working men of this land are better entitled to the bounty of Government than aggregated wealth," responded to the rejection of his legislation with this poignant remark:
Congress can grant railroads money and land, but if it talks of relieving the poor and oppressed, the cry comes, 'We cannot reward idleness.'
I wonder what Congressman Wright would have said about the criminal bailout of Wall Street in late 2008? Congress can grant Wall Street speculators bailouts as a result of their criminal financial practices, but if it talks of relieving home-owners and oppressed debt-slaves, the cry comes, "We cannot reward idleness."  Has anything really changed in American politics in the past 150 years?

Indeed, government largess and corrupt dealings created corporate bonanzas, especially for railroad corporations, which was the standard operating procedure in America for much of 19th century and even to this day. Railroad, lumber, cattle, and mining interests were essentially handed large land grants and other special privileges and insider-deals by the federal government, while independent American farmers and homesteaders were largely exploited and forced to fend for themselves. After being elected to his first presidential term in 1884, President Grover Cleveland appointed William Andrew Jackson Sparks as land commissioner. Mr. Sparks' first report to Congress summarized the situation Americans knew all too well:
The widespread belief of the people in this country that the Land Department has been very largely conducted to the advantage of speculation and monopoly, rather than in the public interest I have found supported by developments in every branch of the service.
As former Governor of Pennsylvania Gifford Pinchot explained, "It must be remembered that monopolistic control was infinitely more potent in the West, in those days, than in the East. The big fellow had control of the little fellow to an infinitely greater extent west of the Father of Waters than east of it." Speculators, monopolists, and plutocrats were taking over America, and those that stood in their way did not stand a chance.

Henry Adams and Charles Francis Adams, Jr. prophetically wrote in the late 1800s:
The belief is common in America that the day is at hand when corporations far greater than the Erie - swaying power such as has never in the world's history been trusted in the hands of mere private citizens, controlled by single men like Vanderbilt, or by combinations of men like Fisk and Gould... after having created a system of quite but irresistible corruption - will ultimately succeed in directing government itself.
Congressman James B. Weaver, the populist presidential candidate for first the Greenback Party in 1880, then the People's Party in 1892, described the ails of the American political system which still plague us today when he wrote in 1892, "Public sentiment is not observed. The wealthy and powerful gain a ready hearing, but the plodding, suffering, unorganized complaining multitude are spurned and derided."


The 19th century truly was a pivotal period of time in American history.  It was during this century that the government formed by the Founding Fathers morphed from an instrument which served the American people to one which served private economic interests to the detriment of the average American worker, farmer, craftsman, and independent businessman.

Writing in Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler succinctly explained exactly where America went wrong during the 19th century:
... as economic interests begin to predominate over the racial and cultural instincts in a people or a State, these economic interests unloose the causes that lead to the subjugation and oppression [of those people or State].
Perhaps unknowingly, Adolf Hitler perfectly described the United States of America during the 19th century - and it's only gotten worse.  

17 comments:

  1. Almost all of the quotes I used for this post (unless otherwise noted or linked) come from Jack Beatty's book entitled, "Age of Betrayal: The Triumph of Money in America, 1865-1900," which I highly recommend reading.

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  2. Thank you for your scholarship, John Friend.
    an admirer in the US Virgin Islands.

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  3. Checks & Balances

    I want to ask Thomas Jefferson some day why the founding fathers knowing that the Banking cartel taking control of the country's monetary system would ruin our democracy didn't add into the Constitution that, any major change to the monetary system had to go to public referendum?

    This would have prevented their SNEAKY takeover in 1913. When Henry Cabot Lodge a congressman was asked about voting for the 1913 FED/IRS implementation stated, "I cannot vote for the bill as it is highly inflationary and detrimental to the American People'.

    JFK tried to stop the banking cartel known as the federal reserve by issuing Silver Certificates that the government didn't have to pay interest.

    The banking cartels (federal reserve) CHARTER is up in December 2013 and either is renewed or cancelled. How much you want to bet that the country is under martial law towards the end of the year so that the BANKSTERS can Re-Charter themselves without congessional interference.

    Glass-Stegall
    Bretton Woods

    We allowed the FOX's (bankers)in the hen house and they bought our government and removed the obstacles ie the Law's that protected the people and now we have a Monetary system that is about to crash.

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    1. "ruin our democracy" As Robert Welch said, "This Is A Republic, Not A Democracy, Lets Keep It That Way". amen

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    2. Because the Hamiltonian banking system bears no resemblance to what we have today and if they did not enact that method, the country would have been lost in 1812 at the latest. It still almost was due to the Gallatin faction within the Jefferson administration. I'm sorry but Andrew Jackson was a malicious agent against the American people. His veto of the 2nd US bank directly led to the UK inspired Civil War. That bank should have been used to develop the South and ween them off of slavery dependence, but instead he stupidly caused a massive depression and created a de facto oligarchy anyway.
      A central bank with credit creating powers is not inherently bad, but when it is only used to support other banks who do nothing but speculate and pile up debts, it is obviously a curse. But when it is used to develop the country's infrastructure and needs, it is absolutely the best method of progress. Unfortunately, the people are easily fooled and distracted.

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    3. a central bank which does not loan its fake money at 3% interest out the gate

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  4. Triumphant Plutocracy also provides some details http://archive.org/details/triumphantpluto00pettrich ...'ewkeane'

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  5. Observationally the War of the American Rebellion was engineered from the outset. Trans-National Masonry wanted the colonies free from England and no doubt certain English factions wanted it free from King George. Recall the history, England was poor and the colonies rich, the Albany Plan of Union of 1749 was shot down by England as too great a threat to English power.

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  6. Many thanks for this American history lesson, John. Even in his poignant Farewell Address, President George Washington warned the nation about the two-party system being more about the mercantile interests, than about the well-being of the American people. Copies of it are on line, and I have posted it in my office.

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  7. Good article, with excellent quotes.

    I added it to my thread on "Some Monetary System articles"

    http://www.marijuanaparty.ca/forum/showflat.pl?Cat=&Board=CMPmarijuanaparty&Number=5378&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5

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  8. and when Jefferson eulogized Washington, he said

    "Verily a great man has fallen this day in Israel"...

    http://www.pbs.org/georgewashington/multimedia/sajak/thomas_jefferson.html

    and he wasn't referring to Khazar PROSELYTES in Talmudia.

    http://www.israelect.com/reference/WillieMartin/ISAAC-13.htm

    the word "Posterity" was not defined as a "JEW" worshipping moshpit

    http://vigilantcitizen.com/sinistersites/sinister-sites-israel-supreme-court/

    how are "Nations" formed without families ?

    http://suite101.com/article/thomas-jefferson-and-aristocracy-a44071

    Interestingly Jefferson's first legislative manoeuvre was to do away with primogeniture..

    http://www.israelect.com/reference/WillieMartin/1111.htm

    and curiously most people have no idea what ledgerdemain is, either

    http://tuppersaussy.com/Books.html

    90% of so-called "Jews" are simply "Proselytes" to Talmudic Judaism

    http://www.masonicbook.info/freemasonry

    Freemasonry oozes from Talmudic Judaism...

    http://kennysideshow.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/help-me-lord-for-i-am-insane.html

    there were no Dallas Cowboys at the Alamo -

    and no "Jews" in the Old Testament !

    http://www.democratic-republicans.us/

    also,

    John how is it that so many people idolize Ghandi & MLK

    http://www.zippittydodah.com/2013/07/mr-apocalypse-beats-with-his-walking.html

    and not Jesus....{who physically assaulted the "Moneychangers"...}

    & also seem to know all about Hinduism but not the History of their own heritage... White People [European Nations]...?

    http://snippits-and-slappits.blogspot.com/2013/07/how-we-are-impoverished-gentrified-and.html

    why is that ?

    those sodomite anonymous anti-christian commenters hate christianity more than the "Jewish" narrative...

    and it always puzzles me how Jesus said emphatically to KNOW THE TRUTH...

    and the "Jewish" religion being Anti-Christ requires the adherents of Talmudic Judaism to Hate Jesus...to me that is some seriously twisted "Logic"...for so-called Atheists, Agnostics and NO MORE MYTH
    "people" who always seem to have a sodomite out of the closet attitude.....

    an unnatural animus for what is Sacred, Holy and True.

    carry on

    Davy

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    1. Interesting points. The one about Jesus assaulting the "money changers" stands-out. They had him executed for what He did and what He was preaching. No to compare, but they had Lincoln, Kennedy, McKinley and the president after Wilson, I'm sorry I can't recall his name, executed for the same reasons! Interesting when you know history and the facts!

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  9. I recently came upon what may be a way to take it all back. He wants to make everyone rich, as well as other things. But it's "the way" he wants to do it that's interesting. it's at - http://sperryism.org

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  10. I would like to see John teaching high school or college history.

    But you might need a bullet proof vest to protect you against irate parents who don't want their kids to be taught the truth.

    The "Warning" in the post reminded me of Ike's warning about the Military-Industrial complex. Sort of a superficial first reaction BUT, having spent 9 years as a design engineer at a large defense contractor ... the place is full of Israel-Supporters, Jews, and Shabbas Goyim.

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  11. Great Article John!

    I thought you also might like to look at this essay from John Birdman Bryant (deceased) as he wrote about many things, this was the incompatability with Western Civlization & Islam.
    Other great works and facts on this page as well.

    Keep up the good but hard work

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  12. And what happened to diminish us during the 20th century is the rise of an Atlantic ruling class of multinational banks and corporations. THE MAKING OF AN ATLANTIC RULING CLASS by Kees van der Phij details the significance of this re world politics and the global economy. Check out the CD by the American historian and prophet, Texe Marrs,"Greed is Good."

    Also, congratulations to American Free Press's newest (perhaps youngest) reporter being featured as the writer of its front page headlined article this week. As a tribute to you, John, I will renew my AFP subscription. Have a great weekend, all.

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    1. Thank you so much Marycatherine! Have a great weekend, too! :)

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