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

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution: Chapter 3

 Bolshevik Revolution Paid for by Germans and Banksters

To pick up where we left off, Lenin's train-load of Bolsheviks traveled from Switzerland to meet Trotsky in Russia. This April 1917 trip was financed and approved by the German General Staff in order to get Russia out of the war. The Kaiser was not directly involved in the movement of Bolsheviks through his country. That was handled by Chancellor Bethmann-Hollweg, the first chancellor ever censured by the Reichstag. The Germans didn't consider the "blowback" that this would cause, writes General Hoffman:
We neither knew nor forsaw the danger to humanity from the consequences of this journey of the Bolsheviks into Russia.
The  Germans wanted first dibs on the Russian markets after the war, and Lenin wanted a chance to build his Marxist utopia. At this same time in the United States was the US Committee on Public Information, an Orwellian sounding group to be sure. The chairman of this committee was George Creel, who had been a contributor to the pro-Bolshevik publication Masses. In 1918, Edgar Sisson, a representative of the CPI, bought a lot of documents that "proved" that Lenin, Trotsky and company were agents of Germany. These were known as the Sisson Documents and were published byt the CPI. These papers were gobbled up by the papers, but were later proved to be forgeries.
George Creel

While these documents were not genuine, they did contain enough facts to seem credible. These papers have been used to "prove" Jewish/Bolshevik conspiracy theories. But more importantly, they were used to "prove" a connection between Germany and Bolsheviks in order to get up support for WWI. Notice how I put "prove" in quotes because these documents were well-done forgeries that provided misinformation for purposes we will discover together.

The US State Department had a heads-up on the Bolshevik Revolution as shown here:
On November 28, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson ordered no interference with the Bolshevik Revolution. This instruction was apparently in response to a request by Ambassador Francis for an Allied conference, to which Britain had already agreed. The State Department argued that such a conference was impractical. There were discussions in Paris between the Allies and Colonel Edward M. House, who reported these to Woodrow Wilson as "long and frequent discussions on Russia." Regarding such a conference, House stated that England was "passively willing," France "indifferently against," and Italy "actively so." Woodrow Wilson, shortly thereafter, approved a cable authored by Secretary of State Robert Lansing, which provided financial assistance for the Kaledin movement (December 12, 1917). There were also rumors filtering into Washington that "monarchists working with the Bolsheviks and same supported by various occurrences and circumstances"; that the Smolny government was absolutely under control of the German General Staff; and rumors elsewhere that "many or most of them [that is, Bolshevists] are from America."

Here's a great excerpt on two of our favorite persons: Woodrow Wilson and Col. House controlling the media:
But there were influential counterforces at work. As early as November 28, 1917, Colonel House cabled President Woodrow Wilson from Paris that it was "exceedingly important" that U.S. newspaper comments advocating that "Russia should be treated as an enemy" be "suppressed." Then next month William Franklin Sands, executive secretary of the Morgan-controlled American International Corporation and a friend of the previously mentioned Basil Miles, submitted a memorandum that described Lenin and Trotsky as appealing to the masses and that urged the U.S. to recognize Russia. Even American socialist Walling complained to the Department of State about the pro-Soviet attitude of George Creel (of the U.S. Committee on Public Information), Herbert Swope, and William Boyce Thompson (of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York).
Even some Russians noticed the hypocrisy of banksters and socialists working together:

On December 17, 1917, there appeared in a Moscow newspaper an attack on Red Cross colonel Raymond Robins and Thompson, alleging a link between the Russian Revolution and American bankers:
Why are they so interested in enlightenment? Why was the money given the socialist revolutionaries and not to the constitutional democrats? One would suppose the latter nearer and dearer to hearts of bankers.
The article goes on to argue that this was because American capital viewed Russia as a future market and thus wanted to get a firm foothold. The money was given to the revolutionaries because
the backward working men and peasants trust the social revolutionaries. At the time when the money was passed the social revolutionaries were in power and it was supposed they would remain in control in Russia for some time.
Just three months after Red October, the banksters start to move in:
On January 22, 1918, Robert L Owen, chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking and Currency and linked to Wall Street interests, sent a letter to Woodrow Wilson recommending de facto recognition of Russia, permission for a shipload of goods urgently needed in Russia, the appointment of representatives to Russia to offset German influence, and the establishment of a career-service group in Russia.
This approach was consistently aided by Raymond Robins in Russia. For example, on February 15, 1918, a cable from Robins in Petrograd to Davison in the Red Cross in Washington (and to be forwarded to William Boyce Thompson) argued that support be given to the Bolshevik authority for as long as possible, and that the new revolutionary Russia will turn to the United States as it has "broken with the German imperialism." According to Robins, the Bolsheviks wanted United States assistance and cooperation together with railroad reorganization, because "by generous assistance and technical advice in reorganizing commerce and industry America may entirely exclude German commerce during balance of war."
 We have learned that monied interests is what made the Bolshevik Revolution possible. From Leon Trotsky living it up in NYC to the Germans using revolutionaries to their benefit, we need to understand that this didn't "just happen" as the official textbooks would have us believe. When we follow the money as Dr. Sutton has so meticulously done, we see historical events more accurately and clearly and can draw parallels to our present day.

Wall Street and Bolshevik Revolution by Dr. Antony Sutton is available at Reformed Theology and I encourage to read the whole book with its thorough footnotes to gain Level 3 knowledge.

1 comment:

  1. I've been reading a lot of Hegel this past month. I think that the current socialist/corporatist blend is the ultimate example of the dialectic Marx so loved.


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