Collective Unconsciousness: The Selective Memory about US Presidents

Introduction

Has anyone ever noticed how Presidents or candidates that the other side doesn’t like get prosecuted on irrelevant stuff, while NOT prosecuting them on serious actual crimes? Nixon was forced to resign over the 3rd rate burlary at Watergate. Conspire to burlarize is certainly a felony.
But we all went out and demostrated because Nixon bombed Cambodia, killing thousands of people…without authorization. That was both a US crime as well as a war crime.
Trump used a third party to pay off a hooker, falsifying financial records. which is a victimless crime. The horror of it!

But he was not prosecuted for

  • The premeditated murder of Iraqi and Irani Generals, on a trip for peace negotiations. The US is technically at least not at war with either country. But killing high ranking officials goes unpunished.
  • He also broke international law moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem.
  • He also has precipitated a replay of the Cuban Missile Crisis, by gutting the Intermediate Nuclear Forces treaty with Russia, putting nuclear capable launch pads within 10 minutes of Moscow. That is serious stuff!
  • Along with gutting the international agreement re Iran’s nuclear program.
  • Withdrawing from the Open Skies Treaty.
Please explain to me why a victimless crime has got everyone all worked up, but the really serious Planet threatening stuff goes unnoticed. What the heck is wrong with the political consciousness of people in the US, both liberal and conservative, that makes a mountain out of a molehill, while being oblvious to the threat of nuclear war?

Screwing with US Presidents Is Fairly “Normal”

 

Four US presidents have been assassinated. Both Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy were assassinated. While the circumstance of each death were different, one thing they had in common was their intention to undermine the influence of private bankers. Lincoln printed ‘Greenbacks’ to finance the Civil War. And Kennedy printed US government silver certificates, with the likelihood of expanding the money suppy. See, the Federal Reserve Bank which is NOT a US government owned bank, lends money at interest which we people have to pay.

How dare they starve the banker parasites of their free money created out of thin air. As an aside, I hear that John Wilkes Booth shouted “Thus be it ever to tyrants!” when he shot Lincoln. Economics Historian Michael Hudson has pointed out that in ancient Greece, when wealth inequality became too great, rulers would break the wealth of the oligarchs, which resulted in the financial bloodsuckers calling them, perversely,  “Tyrants”. A little ‘Dictatorship of the Proletariat’ perhaps?

 

Garfield’s Murder

 

The ostensible reason for his murder was that a disgruntled supporter expected to be hired by the Garfield administration. When he wasn’t he went crazy and killed the President. The consequence was that the US Civil Service apparently became more based on merit (The Civil Service Exam–which perhaps by coincidence, ancient China required of its government officials).

Political appointees and cronyism still exists in the US, but at least there is a semblance of hiring based on qualifications.

 

McKinley’s Murder Is Less Clear

 

McKinley’s jurist approach to the sinking of the Maine undoubtedly infuriated Hearst since the California plutocrat was hell-bent on a war with Spain to launch an American empire. Hearst most likely never forgave McKinley for wanting to determine the cause of the sinking of the USS Maine before declaring war on Spain since America’s industrialists caused the explosion in the first place as we described in a previous blog posting.
At the other end of the economic spectrum, McKinley faced severe criticism for being in the pocket of the plutocrats. So intense was antipathy toward McKinley that he was the subject of at least 200 death threats during 1898.
Another perspective likewise indicates that McKinley just wasnt’t imperialist enough.
McKinley ended a 20-year-long economic depression that started in 1873, the longest in American history. He was pulled reluctantly into war with Spain and into annexing the Philippines but was strongly opposed to any further moves towards empire.
Anyway, he was killed by an anarchist. So it’s kind of a paradox, that he was an anti imperialist friend of plutocrats.

Eugene Debs: Running for President from a Jail Cell

 

So, about half the people in the USA are glad to know that Donald Trump may end up wearing an orange jump suit (to go with his hair color?). And half are so pissed, that they’re sending his campaign for President tens of millions of dollars.

But, did you know that we actually had a candidate who had to campaign from jail? And the reason: He advocated peace during WWI.

Eugene Debs: “Canton, Ohio”

Eugene Debs made his famous anti-war speech in Canton, Ohio, protesting World War I, which was raging in Europe.

For this speech he was arrested and convicted in federal court in Cleveland, Ohio under the war-time espionage law. He was his own attorney. His appeal to the jury and his statement to the court before sentencing are regarded as two of the great classic statements ever made in a court of law.

He was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison.

He was sent to prison for speaking the following, which I am including in part because it is just as relevant in 2024 and it was on June 16th, 1918.  What’s worse, he was a Socialist! [sarcasm]

They have always taught and trained you to believe it to be your patriotic duty to go to war and to have yourselves slaughtered at their command. But in all the history of the world you, the people, have never had a voice in declaring war, and strange as it certainly appears, no war by any nation in any age has ever been declared by the people…..

the working class who fight all the battles, the working class who make the supreme sacrifices, the working class who freely shed their blood and furnish the corpses, have never yet had a voice in either declaring war or making peace. It is the ruling class that invariably does both….

Yours not to reason why; Yours but to do and die.

That is their motto and we object on the part of the awakening workers of this nation.

 

So, Donald Trump, a billionaire with questionable ties to other billionaires, may go to prison for paying off a hooker. And Eugene Debs, a real advocate for peace, and moreso a socialist, who fought his whole life for the people, had to run his Presidential campaign from prison.

 

The Strange Case of Franklin Delano Roosevelt

 

FDR was an interesting anomaly. On the one hand, the Delano wing of the family made its money in the opium trade in China, not exactly an ethical way to make a living. The Roosevelt wing was wealthy but not like the Rockefellers. However, FDR was certainly a capitalist. His election at the height of the Great Depression resulted in a number of major reforms, such as the formation of the Securities and Exchange Commission, to protect investors, as well as the Glass-Steagall Act, which discouraged bank speculation. Bill Clinton revoked Glass Steagall Act, which probably was a factor in the 2008 Financial Crash.

His reforms made enemies. He nearly succumbed to a fascist coup cooked up by some disgruntled capitalists.  The New York Times wrote an article which said,

 “It also alleged that definite proof had been found that the much publicized Fascist march on Washington, which was to have been led by Major. Gen. Smedley D. Butler, retired, according to testimony at a hearing, was actually contemplated. The committee recalled testimony by General Butler, saying he had testified that Gerald C. MacGuire had tried to persuade him to accept the leadership of a Fascist army.”[48]

And here is this little gem, courtesy of the BBC and Wikipedia. They’re not always so bad, I guess.

Prescott Bush[edit]

In July 2007, a BBC investigation reported that Prescott Bush, father of U.S. President George H. W. Bush and grandfather of then-president George W. Bush, was to have been a “key liaison” between the 1933 Business Plotters and the newly emerged Nazi regime in Germany,[51] although this has been disputed by Jonathan Katz as a misconception caused by a clerical research error.[52] According to Katz, “Prescott Bush was too involved with the actual Nazis to be involved with something that was so home grown as the business plot.”

Isn’t it nice to know that maybe Prescott Bush was too busy financing German fascists to bother getting rid of Roosevelt?

Just in case you’re wondering what kind of people actually run our country.  Behind the scenes. By the way, while the whole treasonous plot was proven, nobody went to jail. Indeed, after WWII, Prescott Bush became a Senator, instead of going to a detention camp, which fate befell the Japanese Americans.

 

The Democratic Party Insider Coup Against Henry Wallace

Henry Wallace was enormously popular with the American electorate. He was second only to FDR himself. In response the imperialist vision of Henry Luce, the Founder of Time Magazine, called for The American Century. Henry Wallace called for the Century of the Common Man.

Wallace redefined the role of Vice President, taking on genuine leadership in the Roosevelt Administration’s preparations for World War II. But his time as Vice President is perhaps best remembered for the ideals he championed in his most celebrated speech. In 1942, in the middle of World War Two, he rejected Life Magazine publisher Henry Luce’s famous call for an “American Century” and other calls for America’s domination of the postwar world.

Instead, Wallace urged that “the century on which we are entering can and must be the century of the common man.” He warned against unfettered free enterprise and “international cartels that serve American greed” and said they “must be subjected to international control for the common man, as well as being under adequate control by the respective home governments.” To Luce’s notion of American exceptionalism, he declared: “There can be no privileged peoples. We ourselves in the United States are no more a master race than the Nazis.”
Unfortunately, the corrupt leadership of the Democratic Party undermined his reinstatement as Vice President. At the last moment, when Senator Claude Pepper of Florida was about to nominate him in what would have been a landslide vote in his favor, the Chairman of the Convention blocked him, just 5 feet away from the podium and declared the meeting an end.

As a result, we got Truman, an ignorant and suggestible nobody, who agreed to drop the atomic bomb on Japan, mainly, as was learned later, to threaten Joseph Stalin at the Potsdam Conference in 1945. Instead of cooperation with the USSR to dispense with European colonialism, Truman chose anti Soviet policies, which have resulted ever since (with a few years of detente with the USSR and its successor, the Russian Federation) in the Cold War, the anti Communist hysteria of Joe McCarthy, the Hollywood Blacklist, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the crushing of unions and labor rights, and endless wars and coups, since 1945.
A total tragedy, all engineered by that fateful ploy to deny Henry Wallace the nomination, which would have resulted in his succeeding Franklin Delano Roosevelt!

Was Roosevelt Assassinated?

 

If you search in Google, you will get various stories about an attempted assassination of Churchill, Stalin and Roosevelt at their historic meeting in Tehran. On this both Western and Russian sources agree. The Soviets even made an exciting spy story movie out of it, introduced by the two main characters in the Soviet counter intelligence, who disrupted the plot, a couple in their 80’s or older when the movie was made. Try copying and pasting to watch it.

https://odysee.com/@IrinaBoykoCrutcher:5/true-story.-tehran-43,-documentary,-part:9?lid=9b375ee71c56ac26d4376b11e09c8d41394e6f75

 

Here is the Youtube Short but the movie is a lot better!

More disconcerting is the possibility that Roosevelt may have been poisoned. Stalin was able to save Roosevelt’s like once, but maybe not a second time. The noted US Army officer,Fletcher Prouty, told the story here:
I had heard, while in Tehran, that Roosevelt and Churchill had had a strenuous argument in front of Stalin and Chiang during the conference on the subject of decolonialization of South East Asia. I have read it in a government publication of the time. Then, this account of Elliott’s visit to Moscow in 1946 was written and signed by him and appeared in the February 9, 1986 issue of the nationwide Sunday Supplement magazine “PARADE.”

I don’t know whether any of you ever realized this, but years later the fact that Elliott Roosevelt had gone to the Tehran conference brought up one of the most amazing untold facts in our history. I can only imagine why more had not been written about it.

Because Elliott had met Stalin in Tehran with his father in 1943, in late 1946, Gardner Cowless, publisher of LOOK magazine asked him to go to Moscow to interview Stalin.

Roosevelt accepted this offer and did interview Stalin there. At the end of a long interview, he turned to the Generalissimo and asked one more question, “Why is it that my mother has never been permitted to visit Moscow even though she has made three very formal applications for the trip?”

Stalin glared at Elliott and said, “You don’t know why?”

Elliott replied, “No!”

Quickly, Stalin responded, “Don’t you know who killed your father?”

Roosevelt-shocked-answered, “No.”…….

Stalin took a few steps around the office, and almost in a rage roared, “They poisoned your father, of course, just as they have tried repeatedly to poison me.”

“They, who are they,” Elliot asked

“The Churchill gang!” Stalin roared, “They poisoned your father, and they continue to try to poison me…the Churchill gang!”

So the West agrees that Stalin saved Churchill’s and Roosevelt’s life. But, curiously Google searches don’t bring up this story by Fletcher Prouty, whom we’ll hear about further on regarding the other US President ‘they’ assassinated.

 

The Most Famous and Consequential Assassination: JFK

 

John F. Kennedy was the most famous and consequential assassination, along with the assassinations of Lincoln and the likely assassination of Franklin D. Roosevelt.  He was rather unlikely as such a candidate to be ‘taken out’, because he came from a wealthy, well connected family. However, he apparently made a lot of enemies. 

Here is an abbreviated list of motives for his murder:

  1. JFK issued executive order # 11110 which essentially disempowered the Federal Reserve System. This international crime syndicate is a private banking cartel with no reserves and is not federal, since its owners are more foreign than domestic.
  2. JFK vowed to shut down the CIA shortly after the failed Bay of Pigs operation. The CIA is the granddaddy of all black ops and psyops around the world,
  3.  JFK was implementing plans to end the Viet Nam War. 
  4.  JFK adamantly opposed Israel’s plan to develop nuclear weapons.
  5.  JFK was proceeding with plans to reveal highly classified information regarding the truth about UFO’s and the Alien Presence on Planet Earth.
  6.  JFK issued a direct warning to all Secret Societies operating on US soil. The Illuminati was not pleased! By taking concrete measures to expose their secret agendas and clandestine operations.
  7.  JFK’s brother and US Attorney General, Robert F. Kennedy, launched an unprecedented war on organized crime, and particularly against the NYC, New Orleans and Chicago mob families.
  8. JFK inherited the most intense foreign policy hotspot known as Cuba, as well as the CIA’s intention to assassinate Fidel Castro. The Cuban Missile Crisis had broad ramifications for his presidency, as well as for the Cold War. His decision-making independence throughout the crisis, especially his use of personal surrogates and unconventional process, would not be tolerated.  However, it was the Bay of Pigs (BOP) fiasco and the withdrawal of Air Force support from the operation which turned the CIA against him for good.
  9.  JFK took up the torch of civil rights in a way that no other President did throughout the 20th century. His embrace of the Civil Rights Movement drew close to him many who would try to sabotage his efforts “by all means necessary”….. just as southerners murdered Abraham Lincoln post Civil War.
  10.  JFK had very serious and powerful enemies in the form of Lyndon B. Johnson, George H. W. Bush, Richard N. Nixon, J. Edgar Hoover, Allen Dulles, Dean Acheson, as well as the British Crown whose intentions were well known by his ambassador father, Joseph P. Kennedy. The entire global power structure, particularly the US Military-Industrial Complex……

Since then, with such a blatant action, future presidents undoubtedly feel constrained.  There is a standing ‘joke’ that every President on Inauguration Day, is taken to the White House basement to watch a movie of JFK in the car, being shot. After the movie, the President is asked, “Any questions”?

 

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