The Taking of America
In Part 2, The Making of America, we left off with the delegates to the Convention producing their constitution for America and the warning from Ben Franklin that we were given a republic, if we could keep it. But, the job of constituting this new nation, The Republic of the United States of America, was not yet done. It was now necessary to get the states to ratify the new constitution. This effort would produce the now historically important Federalist Papers as well as the lesser know Anti-Federalist Papers. In the end it became clear that the only way to get the ratification was to promise that the first action of the new congress would be to pass a Bill of Rights of ten amendments to the new constitution that would make perfectly clear the rights of the citizens that the central government could never infringe upon. Support for this Bill of Rights was not universal.Aamong the arguments against the Bill of Rights that sticks in my mind was this: if there is a Bill of Rights, might not the courts, when adjudicating the constitutionality of a law passed by congress, pay more attention to whether or not the law violated the Bill of Rights and less attention as to whether or not the law violated the enumerated powers clause. At any rate, the constitution was ratified and the first act of the new congress was to approve the Bill of Rights containing ten amendments and America was officially a new nation.
From the very beginning, if not before, there were powerful interest at work to influence or manipulate this new federal government in ways that would benefit them financially. For example, cronyism was a well established practice long before America was born. Men of great wealth would look to use their influence to get government contracts without competetive bidding or to influence laws that would give them an edge over their competition.
There was another group of very rich and powerful men who took a keen interest in the revolution going on in America and the debates between the Federalist and the Anti-federalist over this new constitution. These were the heads of the biggest banks in Europe, most importantly, the Rothschild’s banking interest. They undoubtedly saw the same great potential that Alexander Hamilton and others saw. They could see the potential for investing in this new nation to make lots of money for them selves and I do not doubt that they did exactly that. On the other hand, they must have been alarmed at some of the news that was reaching them. This new ideas about the liberty of tthe citizenry and limited powers of the central government could not have set well with them. They prefered large bureaucratic governments which control over their citizenry because they were easier to manipulate in ways that would benefit them. Above all else, the thing they found most disturbing, was that the constitution being debated for ratification had no mention of a national bank.
Many years prior to America’s founding the story goes, there was a dispute over the rightful heir to the throne of England. The head of the Rothschild Bank is reported to have said something to the effect of: “I care not a whit who controls the government as long as I control the money.” For centuries, the most powerful banks in the world have owned and operated the most important central banks. They do not provide the management of the monetary systems at cost because they are a bunch of nice caring men. They manage the monetary systems for their own benefit.
So, from the very beginning days of Americas’s existence, Rothschild and other major banking interests in Europe, along with some of the richest new Americans, began trying to influence this new government to establish a national or central bank, which they could control. This turned out to be a much more difficult task than they probably imagined. Our early Americans, even illiterate farmers, were very suspect of the federal government being able to control the money supply. Over about the first 120 years of America’s existence, many attempts would be made to establish a national bank. In 1912, the representatives of the world’s largest banks would meet secretly on a private island by the name of Jekyll Island, where they would conceive what is now the Federal Reserve System of the United States. That was accomplished in 1913 by the Woodrow Wilson administration.
If you are interested in learning more about the secret meeting on Jekyll Island and how the Federal Reserve benefits its owner, please read this post by Bob Mack and watch the video (a bit long but very good) by the author of the book, Creature From Jekyll Island.
Shortly after the establishment of the Federal Reserve, these same powerful people thought they saw another golden opportunity for making money in the pending revolution in Russia. The Bolsheviks of Russia were planning to overthrow the Czar and to put in place the theory of Karl Marx and create a workers paradise. These bankers would help finance the Bolshevik revolution and the would invest heavily in the new Russia. Although things didn’t workout for them as well as they hoped, their activities in communist Russia will end up being important to the story of the Taking of America.
So, we will continue the story of the Taking of America in Part 4. We will discuss the role of some groups of true believers in the vision of Karl Marx and their plans to defeat capitalism in America and gradually change America into a socialist state. And, we will discuss how these powerful bankers and friends made use of these groups of true socialist and their plans for America. If all goes well, Part 4 will bring us to the current point in time of America’s decline.
Well, now you know what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?