Here is a lengthy, but timely excerpt from Charles Lindbergh, Sr. on the danger of corporations. It comes from his book Your Country At War out of a section entitled, Memorial to the Presidents, in which he addresses the past and present presidents of America and apprises them of our situation as it was in 1917. You may notice that not much has changed as the root problem was never remedied and has metastasized. I put in my own comments and links as I felt necessary to help educate you on forgotten history and apply it to our predicament today.
Rep. Lindbergh now lays on the Jefferson quotes:
Mr. Presidents, you will recall that the National Monetary Commission had previously been created. This, of course, was a mere sham, for already the Money Trust knew what it wanted and proposed to get it, and finally did. The National Monetary Commission was a “just make believe” to deceive Us. It was ridiculous to send those men at great public expense to Europe to study finance to frame a bill for Congress to pass. Europe has not been economically successful. That was not it at all. The whole scheme had been planned long before. One of the greatest of you, President Lincoln, had warned those of you who followed in succession, and warned the people as well during the Civil War, in the following language:
(This is not my endorsement of Mr. Lincoln - but he sure did accurately observe how things were to go down in the corruption/big money arena)“Yes, we may congratulate ourselves that this cruel war is nearing the close, but I see in the future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. As a result of the war, corporations have been enthroned, and an era of corruption in high places will follow and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the republic is destroyed. I feel at this moment more anxiety for the safety of my country than ever before in the midst of the war.”
Yes, Mr. Presidents, the above quotation from Lincoln’s letter to Mr. Elkins, of Illinois,became quite well known at the time as well as other of Lincoln’s statements to the same effect. Those were the ad monitions of one of the world’s greatest of the great— came from the lips and the pen of the one of you who piloted us through the dark days of the Civil War. He knew whereof he spoke and wrote, for the evidences were already clear as to what the corporations sought and the means they used to deceive the people.USA! USA! USA! oh, excuse me, I just can't get enough of nationalism, er patriotism. In fact, I have American flag T-shirts, bedspreads, shower curtains, napkin holders, mousepads, etc. Actually, I don't, but millions of people do even though according to US Code, you're not supposed to. But in this paragraph, commercializing patriotism doesn't mean merchandising the flag, although it helps. It mean that the very meaning of the word has changed and the thought behind the world. American Patriotism is changed from defending the principles of liberty and self-determination to supporting anything the US Government is doing. The US Government is never wrong and always wants to do what is "best" for us, including all of our thinking, lulling us into an apathetic slumber.
The corporations referred to by Lincoln have indeed grown mighty, even more so than could have been dreamed of at that time, and they now seek to commercialize patriotism, by having us look at it through their eyes. The thing that Lincoln said would happen has happened, and it is up to us now to correct it, not only in honor of the great President who made the statement, not only in honor of the heroes who then fought for and won the liberty of all, and not only in honor of the people who supported them, most of whom have passed to the great beyond; not only in their combined honor, but, as a duty to America, the one nation to which the world should look to redeem its people everywhere from industrial bondage.
Rep. Lindbergh now lays on the Jefferson quotes:
Mr. Presidents, you and we as well—even the great Lincoln among you—had an earlier notice from one of you. It was by another of the greatest of the great— Thomas Jefferson.
We quote from him as well:
“I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of the moneyed corporations, which
dare already to challenge our Government to trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws
of our country.”—From Jefferson’s letter to George Logan, November, 1816.
Again: “Banking institutions are more dangerous than standing armies.”—From
Jefferson’s letter to John Tyler, one of you, 1816.
Again: “Spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but
swindling futurity on a large scale.” —Jefferson
Again: “The banks have the regulation of the safety valves of our fortunes and they
condense and exploit them at their will.” —Jefferson’s letter to John Adams, one of you,
|Remember that the Federal Reserve is a PRIVATE entity controlled by persons unknown, but we're starting to figure it out.|
Again: “It is cruel that such revolutions in private fortunes should be at the mercy of
avaricious adventurers, who instead, of employing their capital, if any they have, in
manufacturies, commerce, and other useful pursuits, make it an instrument to burden all
the interchanges of property with their swindling profits which are the price of no useful
industry of theirs.”—from letter by Jefferson to Dr. Thomas Cooper, 1814.
Again: “We are completely saddled and bridled, and the bank is so firmly mounted on us
that we must go where they ill guide.”—From letter by Jefferson to James Monroe, one
Again: “All eyes are opening to the rights of man. The general spread of science hasWhen you follow the money up, it all winds up in the hands of a very few. For those of you who are conservatives, your automatic Pavlovian training will make you think that anyone who makes a statement like that is a Marxist/Commie/Socialist. I know that because that's where I was but a year or so ago. We're not talking millionaires, we're talking super-duper billionaires, whose fake interest is compounding thousands of dollars every second. We're talking about people who are so intertwined with the government-corporate-nonprofit foundation complex, that you can't tell where their interests begin and end. What we're witnessing is the same phenomenon Rep. Lindbergh is describing in detail in this book. Except that we are viewing the end of a great, great big con passed down from generation to generation. Seriously, just check out the grandfathers of those in the wealth bracket I'm describing and you will find Lindbergh giving their grandfathers heck in 1917.
already laid open to every view the palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has not been
born with saddles on their ‘jacks, nor a favored few booted and spurred ready to ride
them legitimately by the grace of God.”—From Jefferson’s writings.
Mr. Presidents, the last statement above from the great Jefferson stands out with prominence when we take into account that now, more than a century later, we have been completely “saddled” and special privilege, forever, if we permit t, “booted and spurred,” is actually riding us—sticking the “spurs” as deep as they can into our “flanks”—not, however, by the grace of God, but by the acts of the Congresses of the United States.Our own tyranny was voted on by our democratically elected body. From the rise of all the Federal Agencies of the 1970s to NAFTA and GATT to the Patriot Act of 2001 to who knows what all, it was all legitimately rubber-stamped in the farce that is our government.