Although the women of the United States are confined within the narrow circle of domestic life, and their situation is, in some respects, one of extreme dependence, I have nowhere seen woman occupying a loftier position; and if I were asked... in which I have spoken of so many important things done by Americans, to what the singular prosperity and growing strength of that people ought mainly to be attributed, I should reply, To the superiority of their women.

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Are the Robber Barons Still Robbing America?

Do you remember that dry part of American History after the Civil War and before Teddy Roosevelt? That part where a handful of men got filthy rich off of railroads, oil, and banking? They were called the Robber Barons and have been denounced by anti-capitalists as proof the free market does not work. But was their success an indictment of free markets, and how are they influencing us today? Let's start with a little background. (This won't be dull - I promise!)

The granddaddy of them all is John D. Rockefeller. Born to a literal snake-oil salesman, who moved to Cleveland after being accused of raping a 15-year-old in New York, Doc Rockefeller was consummate con man.
I cheat my boys every chance I get. want to make 'em sharp. I trade with the boys and skin 'em and I just beat em every time I can. I want to make 'em sharp.                        ---"Doc" Rockefeller
Guess what? John D. grew up to be real paranoid kind of guy. Having your dad trying to cheat you out of your money would seem to color a boy's life. It's no surprise then that John D's famous catchphrase was "competition is a sin".
John D. Rockefeller

John D. began working as a commission broker in his teens and was sent to Titusville, PA in 1859 to check out the potential of commercial crude oil production. Needless to day, the Standard Oil corporation was born; it was one of 27 oil refineries in Cleveland, OH. How did John D's Standard Oil come out on top? According to Gary Allen of The Rockefeller Files:
He bribed and coerced the railroads serving the oil producing region (the Pennsylvania, Erie, and New York Central), to give him a kickback, or rebate, not only on his own shipments, but also on every barrel his competitors sent by rail. The more they shipped, the more he made!
Rockefeller's rebate formula enabled him to reduce his own prices and drive the other oil refiners out of business using their own money!
Within a year, his competitors had capitulated.
Mr. Allen goes on to relate the cutthroat aversion John D had to competition:
.... where the Standard Oil could not carry on its expansion by peaceful means, it was ready with violence; its faithful servants knew even how to apply the modern weapon of dynamite. In Buffalo, the Vacuum Oil Co., one of the"dummy-creatures of the Standard Oil system. became disturbed one day by the advent of a vigorous competitor who built a sizable refinery and located it favorably upon the waterfront. The offices of Vacuum conducted at first a furtive campaign of intimidation. Then emboldened or more desperate, they approached the chief mechanic of the enemy refinery, holding whispered conferences with him in a rowboat on Lake Erie.
He was asked to"do something."He was urged to"go back to Buffalo and construct the machinery so it would bust up ... or smash up, to fix the pipes and stills so they cannot make a good oil ... And then if you would give them a little scare, they not knowing anything about the business. You know how . . .- In return the foreman would have a life annuity which he might enjoy in another part of the country. So in due time a small explosion took place in the independent plant.
Ok, this is NOT the free market at work. This is thuggery that was never caught and punished.  But why should we care today? The Rockefellers didn't stop with the oil industry, after being busted up (even though they still have considerable shares and control in every major US oil company), they switched their focus to banking.

Enter the crash of 1907, completely fabricated and orchestrated by JP Morgan for the purpose of promoting a central bank. As Rahm Emmanuel says, "never let a crisis go to waste", especially one you create yourself.

In 1910, a group of seven men who represented 1/6 of the earth's wealth met secretly at Jekyll Island, Georgia and devised the most ingenious plan that would benefit them in perpetuity.  Here's the filmstrip. Who were these men? Senator Nelson Aldrich key member of National Monetary Commission;  Abraham Andrew, Assisstant Secretary of the Treasury; Frank Vanderlip, President of  National City Bank and representing the Rockefellers and Kuhn, Loeb, and Co.; Henry Davison, Senior Partner of JP Morgan Company; Charles Norton, President of First National Bank; Benjamin Strong, head of JP Morgan's Bankers Trust Company and would be first Chairman of the Fed; and Paul Warburg, partner of Kuhn, Loeb, & Co., expert on centralized European banking and representing the Rothschild family. They drafted the plan, and it was passed on December 22, 1913 while most of Congress had already left for Christmas. Funny how these bills that are bad for us get passed at odd times. Oh, and it voted on down party lines, with the Democrats opposing it, except for Charles Lindbergh, of course. Maybe that's where the rich Republican stereotype comes from.

Congress had launched the Pujo Committee to investigate the "money trust" in  1912. Ironically, while the committee came to the right conclusion that a few bankers had abused the public trust to gain control over several industries, this conclusion  made the public willing to accept the Federal Reserve Act. The public didn't realize that those very bankers had drafted the new currency law to benefit them.

This same group also cooked up the Income Tax, which has been called the twin sister of the Federal Reserve. Many note that it was never really ratified by the states, and some people consider it an illegal tax.

But wouldn't the robber barons be cleaned out by the Income Tax? Please, note when all of their "philanthropic" organizations got founded. Every single tycoon family had their own foundation with some bullcrap mission statement like "to benefit mankind". Of course some of their foundations did some legitimate work, like vaccine research or high yield crops, but more than not, their work focuses on social engineering, mass psychology, and international relations. Charlotte Iserbyt's book, The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America, contains all the documentation you need to prove to yourself that these people have had a bullseye on the children of America for over 100 years. Ever wonder where the  money for women's studies programs came from? Ford Foundation. Ever wonder who pays for some of these crazy research programs? Let's see - the wealth of the robber barons sitting tax free in some sort of interest-gaining account for 100 years, yep, they can afford any kind of cockamammy program they want to. Oh, they do prefer the kind that destroy traditional morality, the family, the American way of life, etc. You see, they prefer their way of life to the American way of life. Why do you think that just everyone of these foundations has a population reduction department or study group? We don't fit in their Malthusian dreams. Well, let's give them a looksee...

Ford Foundation - Here's a wonderful quote from Henry himself:
It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.
The Ford Foundation gave the seed money for Women's Studies programs. Those kind of  programs are definately not the product of a free market. What do you do with an Asian Studies degree? Go to work in an Asian Study Think Tank that has been bought and paid for by the banksters through one of their bogus foundations, of course.

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace  -(began with Andrew Carnegie's money - full of pinkos working overtime on how to erode our sovereignty)
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching - Andrew Carnegie had a interest in controlling education- used this foundation to begin teacher's colleges that would emphasize new methods over classical education. It got a charter from Congress in 1906.

Carnegie Corporation of New York- just click on their link to see what they're about, more of the same.

Rockefeller Brothers Fund- (this family has their money spread so far and wide, no human could possibly figure their true wealth. Like Leona Hemsley said, "taxes are for the little people") Their motto: "Dedicated to improving the well-being of people in transition to global interdependence." Their site also features a creepy rotating globe.

Rockefeller Family Fund - makes grants to non-profits specializing in "turning out the vote", the environment, economic justice for women, etc.

The Commonwealth Fund- (began by the Harkness family who had made their fortune in Standard Oil) - focuses on health care, particularly raggin' on fhe free market, American kind

New World Foundation - (Anita McCormick Blaine, granddaughter of Cyrus McCormick, the inventor of the mechanical reaper) - one of their goals is  "Building electoral majorities that can reverse the rightward trend across America"

Institute for Policy Studies - (start-up money from Paul Warburg, son of Paul, and heir to Sears fortune, Philip Stern) - There's a lot of laughs at their site, their director says the following:
After eight years of being on the outside under Bush, we need to now take advantage of the opportunities now afforded us under Obama, who is allowing progressives more access to power. How do we work with the administration while not succumbing to "Well, at least he's not Bush" or "At least he's letting us in" mentality?
Also featured is a glowing book review of one of Certified Commie Howard Zinn's latest works.

New York Foundation - (the fortunes of Alfred M. Heinsheimer and Lionel J. Salomon)- after creating increased poverty through legislation we seek to aleiviate suffering by giving away grants to support New York neighborhoods.

Pew Charitable Trusts  - (Joseph & Mary Pew, founders of Sun Oil) Over at the Pew Trust, they're really hoping the Bush tax cuts don't get extended.

Hagedorn Foundation - (the fortune of Horace and Amy Hagedorn, of Miracle-Gro fame) They're supporting social equity across Long Island. They even feature Southern Poverty Law Center Reports - no bias here.

Tides Foundation - (began from the donation of an anonymous New Mexico couple) Warning: High levels of bull&%$ found on that site.

Joyce Foundation   - began with the money of the Joyce family, who had a major lumber and building materials business; focuses on the Great Lakes region and of course, lots of liberal policies. Fun fact: Barack Obama and Valerie Jarrett were members.

Open Society Institute - (where George Soros hides his moula)
I could write a book listing all the foundations began by robber barons and the wealthy of today. The point is that they don't play by the same rules the rest of us are forced to; they designed the game in their favor. You act shocked when Timothy Geithner doesn't pay his taxes, are you kidding me? You think he doesn't realize that the tax system is a sham designed to move the wealth from the middle class to the banking cartel of the Federal Reserve?

Getting back to our main family, the Rockefellers, they also were major funders of the Council on Foreign Relations. If you haven't figured it out by now, the CFR has pretty much run our country, the foreign policy anyway, for the last 60 years.  It was David Rockefeller who founded the Trilateral Commission, of which Barry Goldwater had to say:
The Trilateral Commission is international and is intended to be the vehicle for multinational consolidation of the commercial and banking interests by seizing control of the political government of the United States. The Trilateral Commission represents a skillful, coordinated effort to seize control and consolidate the four centers of power – political, monetary, intellectual and ecclesiastical.

Here are some quotes the show what the robber baron's fruit has wrought:

"In Defense of the World Order ... U.S. Soldiers would have to kill and die."
– Arthur Schlesinger Jr., July/August '95 Foreign Affairs, CFR's flagship publication

This is why many libertarians see our 900 military installations worldwide as a forboding sign. When you realize that CFR is heavily infiltrated in the Defense Department, and it effectively writes our foreign policy, it makes you highly suspicious of their military maneuvers. Especially in light of what Admiral Chester Ward had to say about CFR:

“[the CFR has as a goal] submergence of U.S. sovereignty and national independence into an all-powerful one-world government.… this lust to surrender the sovereignty and independence of the United States is pervasive throughout most of the membership.… In the entire CFR lexicon, there is no term of revulsion carrying a meaning so deep as ‘America First(Admiral Chester Ward, Kissinger on the Couch, pp. 144-150. 1975.)

Here are some further quotes of robber barons, industrialists, and those who were in their social circles so that you may understand their motives.

...all of us here at the policy-making level have had experience with directives...from the White House.... The substance of them is that we shall use our grant-making power so as to alter our life in the United States that we can be comfortably merged with the Soviet Union."
H. Rowan Gaither, Jr., President - Ford Foundation
(as told to Norman Dodd, Congressional Reese Commission 1954)
This new and complete Revolution we contemplate can be defined in a very few words. It is (a) outright world-socialism, scientifically planned and directed, plus (b) a sustained insistence upon law, law based on a fuller, more jealously conceived restatement of the personal Rights of Man, plus (c) the completest freedom of speech, criticism, and publication, and a sedulous expansion of the educational organization to the ever growing demands of the new order....
Putting it at its compactest, it is the triangle of Socialism, Law, and Knowledge which frames the Revolution that may yet save the world."
H.G. Wells The New World Order 1939 
"Armament should be an illegality everywhere, and some sort of international force should patrol a treaty-bound world. Partial armament is one of those absurdities dear to moderate-minded 'reasonable' men. Armament itself is making war. Making a gun, pointing a gun, and firing it are all acts of the same order. It should be illegal to construct anywhere upon earth any mechanism for the specific purpose of killing men. When you see a gun it is reasonable to ask: 'Whom is that intended to kill?'"
H.G. Wells The New World Order 1939
This present window of opportunity, during which a truly peaceful and interdependent world order might be built, will not be open for too long - We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order."  --David Rockefeller, 1994
   "Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it." - Woodrow Wilson

"We shall have World Government, whether or not we like it. The only question is whether World Government will be achieved by conquest or consent." -- Statement made before the United States Senate on Feb. 7, 1950 by James Paul Warburg

Get the picture? I'm planning on a big, informative CFR post in the near future, but I mentioned it a good deal here because the money that the robber barons had is now hard at work to conquer the world. Notice which banks asked for bailouts. Almost everyone of them could be traced back to the original money trust. With the Dodd-Frank bill making the SEC's records not open to the public, the same charade continues. Their playbook is getting worn and people are starting to take notice.

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