July 30, 2014
Henry Ford And The Jews 2
Breitman, Richard- Lichtman, Allan J.: FDR And The Jews, 2013, Belknap Harvard
Ford’s warning of Jewish activities in the twenties had gone unheeded while with the inauguration of Roosevelt in 1933 Jewish attempts at manipulation of US politics exploded. As Breitman and Lichtman, two Jews, indicate, FDR became their tool failing them only in not declaring war on Germany in 1933 as they had already done.
Among the machinations of the late thirties to advance the Jewish cause Roosevelt sent his ambassador to talk to Mussolini about Hitler, p 143:
On January 4, 1939, Ambassador William Phillips personally delivered to Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, a letter from President Roosevelt asking the Duce to persuade Hitler…
Unpersuaded, Mussolini made an interesting observation.
Phillips limited himself to presenting American criticism of Nazi Germany’s methods of dealing with the Jews. However, Mussolini would have none of this.
“The Duce interrupted me by recounting the iniquities of the German Jews and of Jews in general, their lack of loyalty to the country of their residence, their intrigues, and the fact that they never assimilated with any other race….He told me of the financial frauds which were being practiced by the Jews and showed me a little book in German containing photographs of counterfeit bills for huge amounts of German marks. I was impressed by his apparently genuine antagonism to the Jews. He went on to say that, in his opinion, there should not be one Jew left in Germany, and that other European countries- and he mentioned in particular Rumania and Hungary- were confronted with the same problem and were finding it necessary to rid themselves of their Jewish elements. There was no room for Jews in Europe…”
Europeans had had two thousand years of conflict with the Jews. Can their conclusions really be dismissed as canards, as the Jews say? One would have to be a bigot to think so. No, the opinions of Mussolini as a European could be documented in hundreds of cases, have been so documented as any casual perusal of European history shows.
And now, safe in the US as Brightman and Lichtman abundantly show, nearly in charge of Roosevelt’s mind if not government they were urging their puppet to declare war on Germany while their fellow international Jews, in Ford’s term, were busy sabotaging Germany from safe havens both East and West and the US.
After the Great War triumphant Jews in Russia and Central Europe had murdered tens, even hundreds of thousands of Hungarian and Russians. Do you suppose that Europeans had forgotten? Even as Phillips and Mussolini talked an artificial famine in Russia was killing millions upon millions. Did the Jews think the world was blind? What now did they expect in return?
July 28, 2014
Henry Ford And The Jews 1
Breitman, Richard and Lichtman, Allen J.: FDR And The Jews, 2013, Belknap Harvard
I am going to make a long quote from the above title by Breitman and Lichtman. This quote by two Jews coming out today will say exactly in the year 2013 what Henry Ford was claiming in 1920-22. Apparently the Jews feel secure enough in their conquest of American culture to come out from behind the lies and denials that were absurd then and appear ludicrous today.
In December 1918 shortly after the Armistice ending the war, an American Jewish Congress met at last in Philadelphia, with major factions of American Jewry participating. In June 1917, some 335,000 women and men, living in more than eighty cities and belonging to more that thirty Jewish organizations, had voted to choose representatives to the congress. Its mission was to form a Jewish delegation to the Paris Peace Conference. Among 400 delegates, lawyers, businessmen, and financiers from the American Jewish Committee shared space with socialists, labor leaders, and rabbis. In the election for congress president, an American-born federal judge, the aforementioned Mack, defeated a Lithuanian-born Yiddish-language poet, Solomon Bloomgarten, known by his pen name Yehoash. Nathan Straus, co-owner of Macy’s and Abraham & Strauss department stores, who would give most of his fortune to Zionist causes, served as honorary president. Marshall headed the Jewish delegation to the great power deliberations in Paris. At the insistence of the American Jewish Committee, though, the congress convened as a temporary body that adjourned in 1920.
Jewish unity shattered after American delegates returned home from Paris. Despite the leadership of American Jewish Committee members such as Marshall, Mack, and Straus at the American Jewish Congress’s inaugural 1918 meeting, the committee shunned the congress when it reconvened as a permanent body in 1922. Leaders of the committee also denounced proposals to expand “Jewish democracy” into a World Jewish Congress, which they said would inflame anti-Semitism in the United States and Europe. No longer could the American Jewish Congress claim success for its goal “to unify American Jewry.”
The American Zionist movement also splintered under stress. Chaim Weizman, president of the World Zionist Organization, quarreled with [Louis] Brandeis over fundraising and control of the movement. He charged that Brandeis led a secular, soulless movement that aimed at economically developing Palestine but lacked a distinctively Jewish component. Some Zionists also objected to Brandeis as the puppet master who pulled the strings of the movement without taking personal responsibility. Jewish activists futilely implored Brandeis to leave the [Supreme Court] bench and lead American Jewry.
When Brandeis and his allies lost control of the Zionist Organization of America during the 1920s, membership and fundraising plummeted. Into the vacuum came Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America. Henrietta Szold founded the group in 1912, both to aid Jewish settlers of Palestine and to carve out a place for women within the Zionist movement. By 1917 Hadassah had 34,466 reported members, compared to just 21,806 for the once-dominant main Zionist group.
Jewish factions in the United States briefly unified again in 1929. After protracted negotiations, the Zionist Organization of America endorsed a proposal to add non-Zionists, represented primarily by the American Jewish Committee, to the international Jewish Agency. Under Chaim Weizmann’s leadership, the Jewish Agency represented Jewish interests in Palestine. Under the authority of the League of Nations mandate, it worked to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine and administer the outside aid that sustained its Jewish population. Rabbi Wise had objected that Zionists had betrayed their ideals for non-Zionist money and seemed “content to be a tolerated auxiliary and beneficiary of the philanthropic process in American Jewish life.” Although most Zionists endorsed cooperation with prosperous, well-connected Jews, Jewish unity quickly collapsed after Marshall’s [President of the AJC] death in 1929 and the Arab Riots that summer in Palestine. In the wake of the riots, the Brandeis group led by [Rabbi Stephen] Wise and Bernard Deutsch regained control of the Zionist Organization of America.
Since according to Jewish experts at the time the Jews were ‘united’ it would appear that Ford’s division into international and ‘regular’ Jews was incorrect. There was only a worldwide congregation of Jews all working together. Of course, only a fool or the intimidated could have thought otherwise.
You will notice that so-called American Jews formed a ‘Jewish’ committee to negotiate solely Jewish interests to send to the Peace Conference in Paris. Thus the Jews thought of themselves as an autonomous people living in the United State and not as Americans as they claimed.
I think the time may have come for the Jews to apologize for their atrocious, defamatory and evil treatment of Henry Ford. It is time for the American people to cast off that defamation and rehabilitate Henry Ford as the greatest citizen of the world in the twentieth century. Unfortunately his work is now being undone by the ignorant, evil and malicious.
Viva Henry Ford!
July 22, 2014
Henry Ford And The Aaron Sapiro Case
Enter The Speculator Bernard Baruch
This chapter will attempt to get Bernard Baruch’s involvement in Sapiro’s career a littler clearer. Always circumspect in his two volume auto-biography one gains the impression from Baruch that he is only telling you so much as he wants you to know. That so much is always of a very positive character regarding himself. Although Baruch frequently finds or at least obtains no success in his public career it is always that he was right but the other fellow isn’t quite quick enough to get Baruch’s meaning. Thus when FDR fails to take Barney’s advice it is inexplicable to himself and as he imagines to Roosevelt’s later regret. However everyone consults him with gratitude.
For instance here is an interchange with Thomas Edison, then considered America’s greatest inventive genius:
For many years I carried on a heavy correspondence with men who were in a position to help the farmer. One of these was Thomas A. Edison, whose interest in agriculture must have been as surprising to some people as my own. One day I received a call from Edison’s secretary. Edison was on his way over to see me at my home, he told me. I had never met the “genius of Menlo Park” and could hardly fathom why he should be calling on me. When he arrived he told me that, having heard of my interest in the farm problem, he wanted my views on a plan for credit and marketing which he had drafted at the suggestion of his friend, Henry Ford. I undertook to comment on Edison’s plan, and he accepted my criticism graciously. I felt highly complimented when he wrote: “You are the first man who has had imagination enough to throw off the trammels of the money religion and analyze the proposed scheme like an engineer.”
That is the general tenor of the hundreds of encounters with very prominent men, the majority of whom are Baruch’s friends, over the 800 pages or so of his auto-biography. Edison, who had a reputation as an anti-Semite second only to Ford, seems strangely to have selected not only a Jew to read his plan but a principal in the Lubin-Sapiro Cooperative farming plan. He could have received nothing but a negative reading.
Bernard Baruch was born in 1876 in the former Confederate State of South Carolina. His father, though Jewish, had fought for the slave states and in the aftermath of Reconstruction had been a Klansman. This was a small marvel to the young Bernard before he left home for New York to become notorious as one of the bears of Wall Street. Bears are never thought well of on the Street so that Baruch’s reputation was always on the negative side.
While he never tells us how large his fortune was at any rate he was able to give up Wall Street during the Great War to enter public service, as he says, at the insistence of President Woodrow Wilson himself. That’s the way it was with Barney, all the great men came to him for advice unsolicited.
More than financially secure he was able to dispense considerable largesse, as he says. He entered Wilson’s war administration as the head of the War Industries Board- the WIB. Here he began the collectivization of American industry somewhat like the industrial codes of Roosevelt’s NIRA. Bernard’s reputation was as a speculator on Wall Street and a bear at that so when he was chief of the WIB and demanded all industrialists submit their financial data to him this would have an invaluable asset to him for his speculations. In fact he was accused of the very thing.
One shouldn’t be too surprised then that there was strenuous opposition to his request. None was more strident than that of the automakers of Detroit including the most famous industrialist of all, Henry Ford. As in 1935 when the Supreme Court defused the same type of situation in which Ford was embroiled so the end of WWI defused this one, but Ford had had his first encounter with Baruch and Jewish collectivist methods.
During the War farmers had benefited as much or more so than industry. These were a couple fat years as prices rose and demand exceeded supply. Farmers are not actually businessmen. Wartime orders both made and destroyed companies. The orders were so large that companies had to expand their capacity at great expense. Some like the small arms manufacturers did so at great expense only to fall on hard times when orders ceased in 1918, but the expenses went on causing them great distress much like the farmers.
On the other hand Dupont was heavily criticized when having received a huge order from France they explained to the French that they would have to build a new factory and would only do so if the French paid for it. Thus, when the orders stopped Dupont’s expense stopped and they made the transition to peacetime easily.
The farmers were in the position of the small arms manufacturers. They had bought lots of equipment as farming became more mechanized. When their sales collapsed and expenses went on they were in a desperate situation as banks had no choice but to foreclose. Not being businessmen the farmers were slow at financials.
Agriculture through the twenties was in desperate shape. Ford who had a soft spot for farmers from his youth on the farm took a great interest in the problem working out his own solutions apparently with the help of his great friend and fellow ‘anti-Semite’ Tom Edison.
According to Baruch he also became interested in the farm problem. From the quote about Edison it would appear that he had been for at least a decade or so. This raises the question of whether or how much he knew about David Lubin.
Then, in 1922- Bernard Baruch, My Own Story Vol. II, The Public Years, p. 159:
By 1922, a total and tragic collapse of the tobacco market had brought Kentucky to the “verge of anarchy,” in the words of Judge Robert Bingham, publisher of the Louisville Courier-Journal and the Louisville Times and later Ambassador the Court of St. James. At the suggestion of Arthur Krock, the editor-in-chief of the Louisville Times, Bingham asked me to join him in organizing the Kentucky tobacco growers, which I did.
The services of Aaron Sapiro, the foremost expert on the organization and management of cooperatives, were enlisted.
Who are you going to go to when you’ve got a tough problem? Why, Super Bernard Baruch of course. And Bernie, naturally, went to the top expert in the field his fellow Jew, Aaron Sapiro. But, had they known each other before, were they fellow conspirators? Baruch doesn’t say. Now, the reader unconsciously accepts Bernard’s opinion that Sapiro is THE foremost expert. That he was foremost implies that there were several other experts. So Sapiro is not alone in his field. According to Baruch, then, Sapiro was head and shoulders above all the others. Perhaps, but probably not, but what and how does Aaron know about cooperatives? After all, he began as a nickel and dime lawyer in San Francisco.
The Jewish cooperative movement of which Baruch and Sapiro were exemplars had begun back around the turn of the century under the leadership of the Jew David Lubin among Jewish orange growers around Sacramento, California. What was known as the Sapiro Plan was actually the Lubin plan.
Sapiro began as a shyster lawyer in San Francisco becoming known to Lubin who made him a cooperative ‘expert.’ Lubin who had grand international plans then departed for Europe where he managed to sell his plan to the king of Italy. Taken under the king’s wing, financed by him, Lubin set to work. A question is did Ford know about Lubin? As he mentioned that the Jews had an international plan, and Lubin was behind one, I’m guessing that he did. Unfortunately for Lubin and possibly for Sapiro he was cut down by influenza in 1919. After 1919 then Sapiro was on his own and appears to have begun drifting. His fortunes began declining so he was already on the skids when Baruch brought him into the Kentucky tobacco affair. By 1924 it may have been necessary for him to seek a million by suing Ford.
Ford had his newspaper, the International Dearborn Independent. During 1920-21 Ford had published 91 articles exposing Jewish machinations in the US. The articles were all true, that is, factually correct, but the Jews ever sensitive to criticism denounced Ford as an anti-Semite. Exposes had a long history and the debunking authors coming along on the heels of the muckrakers became prominent in the twenties so in that sense Ford was right in step with the times. Ford wasn’t doing anything that the Jews weren’t doing with the exception that he was doing it to the Jews.
Sapiro having come to his attention, in 1924 he began a series of 20 articles exposing what was the Lubin-Sapiro plan but Ford didn’t know of or at least didn’t mention David Lubin. Ford’s articles did couple Bernard Baruch’s name with Sapiro’s as well as those of fellow Jews Eugene Meyer and Albert Lasker.
In Volume II of his memoirs, The Public Years, Baruch discusses this involvement. 159-162:
It seemed to me that farmers could spare themselves many trials if, instead of trying to create an organization, they could acquire one already established, one with adequate facilities, experienced personnel, and a standing in the marketing field.
In other words, organized as businessmen, which they weren’t.
I approached J. Ogden Armour the meat packing tycoon, in the spring of 1923. I proposed that he sell his Armour grain company, one of the largest grain marketing houses in the country, to several farmer organizations. This idea was not without its implicit irony. Armour was then anathema to farmers, representing all that was evil in the creation and operation of the Chicago meat packing empires, which Upton Sinclair had execrated in his famous book, The Jungle.
So, the farmers have the leading Wall Street bear speculator getting a scourge of the farmers, Armour Packing Co., to sell that what appears to be a very profitable business. At what price?
I suggested a plan which he readily endorsed. Under its terms a farmer organization would purchase the Armour Grain Company. Its duration would be entrusted temporarily to a board comprising the present management, representatives of the farmers, and representatives of the public. When the farmers’ indebtedness to Armour was liquidated, direction would be left entirely to the farmers.
Not clear exactly what Baruch is smoking here. I can see about twenty things that could go very wrong here. First we have sharpers vs. rubes. Very bad start. Then we have ‘entrusted temporarily’. Two bad words there, trust and temporary. And skipping over to the end, direction by farmers. Farmers are farmers busy farming. They aren’t going to direct any of this. They are going to have to trust permanently after having given up their independence. My daddy always said you can’t trust anybody and I found that to be true. I couldn’t even trust daddy.
The farmers weren’t going for any of it and between Baruch and Armour I don’t blame them. Now, we’re getting a little closer to the bone after this carefully worded preface:
Many people who admired the doctrines of competition, more in theory than in practice, professed to see in the cooperative marketing movement a violation of the anti-trust laws at the very least; and, at worst, a dangerous form of collectivism.
Yes, it was a dangerous form of collectivism. The farmers wouldn’t be any better off and they would be bound by the collective of which Baruch and his group would be the beneficiaries. There were other cooperative plans so farmers seeing their plan as a number of violations wasn’t necessarily opposition to cooperatives.
One of the loudest voices in the hostile pack was Henry Ford’s who used his mouthpiece, the Dearborn Independent to unleash a particularly violent an bigoted attack on cooperative marketing, labeling it the handiwork of Jews and Communists, and naming Aaron Sapiro and me as among the alien influences responsible for this un-American idea.
I don’t see how being opposed to an unsound plan makes one evil as Baruch says here. I don’t know how you can be bigoted against the concept of cooperative marketing while I don’t believe Ford was actually opposed to farm coops. I may be wandering but I’m not sure farm coops and Baruch’s use of cooperative marketing are the same thing.
To my knowledge the Sapiro articles from the Independent haven’t been published in book form so I haven’t read them but I am unwilling to accept Baruch’s self-serving characterization of them. After all, what we have here is an us vs. them situation. One can’t expect fair play from Baruch and the rest.
Following the above Baruch gives a long paragraph of character assassination of Ford. Then, as if to vilify Ford further he gives us this diatribe, p. 162:
Beginning with the issue of May 22, 1920, and leading with a front-page editorial captioned “The International Jew: The World’s Foremost Problem” the Independent had carried on one of the most violent and sustained anti-Semitic attacks ever seen in this country. Its pages were filled with it for ninety-one consecutive issues. It was an operation as fantastic in its planning as in its execution. E.G. Liebold, a Ford executive, had established a detective agency in New York City to investigated the private lives of Jews and providing fodder for the Independent campaign. Many of the agency’s men had numbers like 121X. It was this bureau that bought a translation of the spurious “Protocols Of The Learned Elders Of Zion,” a notorious and classic anti-Semitic document, which provided the Independent with material for a year and a half.
One day the Independent appeared with a headline and story proclaiming me as the “pro-consul of Judah in America’ and a Jew of Super-Power,” the head and front of a dictatorial conspiracy.
I ignored these assaults, but Sapiro was irate.
The detective agency would have been part of Ford’s Service Department. I can’t fathom why Baruch was irate because the Xs were spying on the private lives of Jews. While I find that, if true, offensive however the fact is that the American Jewish Committee and the ADL keep files on 3,000,000 of what they presume are American anti-Semites of which there is a file on me. Believe me it can be quite an invasion of privacy.
Currently some of my essays are displayed on the ADL site as examples of anti-Semitism which I consider defamation. No one thought to ask me. So, Bernard is being somewhat disingenuous here.
As far as his being a pro-consul, whatever is meant by that, I believe he probably was an officer of the international Jewish government. As far as being a Jew of Super-Power, any reading of his auto-biography would indicate he obviously thought of himself as that.
So here in these quotes from four carefully written pages of Baruch’s we have a principal participants view of what the thought was happening and how he was involved in it. He carefully selects what information to release but it isn’t that difficult to read between the lines.
Tracking down Eugene Meyer and Albert Lasker’s involvement looks to be more difficult however the more one looks into this issue the more Henry Ford is exonerated.
July 19, 2014
One World by Wendell Wilkie
Nothing To Fear But Fear Itself
Except for the fact that it was engineered there was really nothing that unusual about the Great Depression nor was it any worse than the two great depressions of the nineteenth century, those of 1873 and 1893. They were just as severe as that of 1929 and also very long lasting. If the Great War had not intervened it is likely that a depression would have occurred between 1914 and 1918. The modern industrial economy had come into existence while the Civil War was being waged with the result leading to the crash of 1873 as people didn’t know how to manage the emerging economy.
In the ensuing years science and technology made giant leaps that society had to struggle to deal with. Change with all its wonders occurs much faster than the human mind can assimilate it. By the late twenties innovation had moved so far beyond society’s ability to absorb to the change that I wouldn’t be surprised if a cause of the depression wasn’t mental fatigue much as I think it is today. People just can’t keep up and don’t know where to lie down to rest.
For whatever reasons the Coolidge prosperity ended during Herbert Hoover’s watch. The New Era had run into a stone wall. There were a lot of people cheering the collapse, mainly Communists and Jews as it meant opportunity for them.
Hoover was immediately taken to task for doing nothing as if anything could have been done. Actually he did everything that could have been done although according to the rules of individualism. This was the first major depression, save possibly 1921, in which the majority of the population was urban hence less able to feed itself so the idea of distributing provisions was new. It is not impossible that people suffered less, even then, than in 1873 or 1893. For a popular report see Matthew Josephson’s The Robber Barons in which he reports hundreds of thousands of beggars in New York City alone. Nineteen twenty-nine was many times more ‘humane.’
Roosevelt in his turn on the economic front did nothing that Hoover hadn’t done and with the same results. Hoover did some deficit spending , later called Keynsian economics, but that is just handouts. Hoover initiated public works while urging States and municipalities to do the same. Roosevelt called the same Public Works and CCC while they were collectivized changing the direction of the nation. They also produced nothing.
Hoover called on industry to maintain payrolls as much as possible. Henry Ford volunteered to raise his daily wage by a dollar even though his business was as hard hit as anyone’s; even that didn’t work so obviously the problem went deeper and would have to work itself out. There was no end of innovation happening, such as television, that would create great industries after the war but they were developing.
Roosevelt, governor of NY in 1929 joined in the derision of Hoover although he had no plans to get the ‘economy moving’ as we were later to say. None of his economic policies which were the same as Hoover’s with unfamiliar names achieved anything. It was in social engineering that he had his great effect.
Still, he took office in 1933 to the egoistic strains of Happy Days Are Here Again. He took the lectern and bellowed: We have nothing to fear but fear itself. People believed him too even though he didn’t explain what fear itself was. He didn’t bother to put a name on it.
The inauguration was a gala time down on the Lower East Side. The impression one gets is that Eleanor and Franklin made one heck of an impression on the Jews of the East Side back at the turn of the century. It was as if they had now gotten their man in. More than one Jewish baby on election night and after was named Franklin Delano in his honor. Great expectations of what? The redemption? Actually 1933 was a hinge year in European and American history.
While we’re being internationalists, in Russia the Soviet Union in which Jews were heavily represented in the government the first Soviet Five Year Plan was coming to an end. That first five year plan created the largest man made famine in recorded history. Millions had died from starvation. And the Soviets had the effrontery to claim that the Depression showed that Capitalism wouldn’t work. Good god amighty. Unlike the Soviet famine of 1921 Herbert Hoover was not allowed to relieve the famine as he did then.
The famine was hotly denied as the Soviets tried to cover it up. American Liberals and Fellow Travelers aided the cover up and thus were complicit in the death of those millions as they also denied the famine.
It may be a coincidence but the Stalinist show trials began shortly after in which Stalin began to purge the Jews. At the end of WWII only one Jew remained in the government while all but one of the Soviet concentration camps were superintended by Jews.
Let us consider genocide by starvation.
The first great man made famine was created by the revolutionists in France. Wheat was withheld from the Parisian markets and blamed on the king to further the citizens toward revolution.
What Ford exposed and interrupted seems to have been a world wide attempt to corner the wheat market led by the Jew David Lubin residing in Rome under the protection of the king of Italy while Aaron Sapiro was his North American agent. Had they been successful in getting the growers organized to coincide with the Soviet famine a huge worldwide famine could have resulted. Of course Lubin and Sapiro’s activities were part of an international Jewish conspiracy but let’s overlook that.
Still, Lubin’s plans were incorporated into Roosevelt’s UN in 1946 and the UN has come up with Agenda 21 that leads to the same type of control. The Soviets kept their people on a short tether for decades by controlling access to food. People spent hours each day waiting to buy and often found the shelves empty. Rumors abound that the US president Obama has the same agenda in mind. People are hoarding food like crazy in just such an anticipation.
Note also that Monsanto Chemical now has or is able to establish a wheat corner in North America. They have perfected a kernel that will sprout only once. The crop of that sprout is sterile so that growers are compelled to buy their annual seeds for each crop. Thus whoever controls Monsanto controls the growers and hence distribution. So, while Ford disrupted the 1920s plan those objectives are now close to realization.
As Roosevelt was elected the anti-Communist, anti-Jewish Nazis under Adolf Hitler were constitutionally elected in Germany. For the Nazis Jews and Communists were interchangeable. Thus while the nations from the USSR to the USSA and Canada were all under Jewish direction or influence the only movement dissidents were the Axis powers of Germany, Italy and Spain and these along with German Austria were surrounded by Leftist governments.
With Hitler’s accession the Jews who had been warring with the Volkists since the end of WWI declared war on Germany. While their power in the USSR was going to be eliminated by Stalin the Jews directed Roosevelt into a bellicose stance toward Germany.
Within a matter of months the opposition to Roosevelt was being characterized as Fascists, that is, anti-Semites. Once the Jews gain power or influence the situation becomes us and them, us being pure and undefiled, them being vile and evil. Polarity becomes the order. Only look at the Manichaean state of society today, racist or not. Thus Roosevelt began to plan for the ‘just’ war, that is a Jewish war upon his inauguration.
His program from the start was collectivist not individualist. The chief program of the first hundred days was the NIRA- National Industrial Recovery Act. Its symbol was the Blue Eagle, carried over from the Wilson days, or ruptured duck as the ‘Fascists’ that is FDR’s opponents, called it. All of industry and retail was collectivized under our eyes. Once in there was no way out. The NIRA stunned American business.
As Charles Sorenson the production manager of Ford Motors put it in his autobiography My Forty Years With Ford, Wayne State paperback, p. 253:
The year 1930 and the beginning of the Big Depression had revolutionary political and social consequences. During the ensuing years relations between the people and the government changed drastically. The welfare of the people became a direct responsibility of the government whereas before the government was the responsibility of the people. American thought and outlook were altered. Large segments of our people were willing to exchange personal freedom for the sense of social security.
If large segments were, there were also large segments that weren’t. Therein lay the intense conflict of the period, not of parties but of ideologies. One of the first things Roosevelt did was to recognize the Soviet Union. Ever the naïve boob Roosevelt made a condition of recognition the renunciation of Comintern interference in US affairs. The Reds, already there, immediately became entrenched in Roosevelt’s government before he had time to turn around.
As of old the Jews flooding back into Washington did not forget the ‘Amalekites.’ They remembered them and sought vengeance for past defeats. Ford had given them trouble for seven years in the twenties and they were going to give it back to him with interest.
While Fascists were the concern of the Jews and hence FDR‘s, the concern of Americans were both foreign ideologies but more Communism than Fascism. Communism was and is little more than Fascism with a benevolent appearing mask. Back in the settlement houses the Roosevelts had been committed to Jewish socialism/Communism but now found it prudent to dissimulate.
Very soon after he was elected a Jewish Soviet agent in the House by the name of Samuel Dickstein began to push the President for what Dickstein called a House Un-American Activities Committee. His attempt in 1934, close after the election, failed but Dickstein succeeded in 1938. The purpose of the Committee as Dickstein and Roosevelt envisioned it was to root out the Fascists and ‘anti-Semites of US society and punish them. Communists by default here were not un-American. They were to be given a free pass. However, in 1938 the Committee chairmanship was given to the American Texas Congressman Martin Dies an ardent anti-Communist hence by definition an anti-Semite upsetting Roosevelt and Dicksteins plans.
But that’s a little ahead, suffice it to say that Roosevelt’s administration was riddled with Communists, who were in a position to direct affairs, which is to say they were Stalinist agents reporting to agents who reported to Stalin. While Roosevelt was not a satrap of the Soviet Union there were those who couldn’t tell the difference. The administration was definitely one of the Stalin inspired Popular Fronts.
The first business was to impose a Talmudic collectivization on the American people destroying American individualism as thoroughly as possible. Roosevelt immediately rushed through his NIRA. This involved subjecting all industry into compliance with industrial codes not unlike the intent of Wilson’s WIB under Bernard Baruch.
The compliant business whether industrial or retail was required to display the Blue Eagle decal in its window. Customers were directed to avoid non-compliant businesses and patronize those displaying the Blue Eagle. Wags called the decal the Ruptured Duck.
Vicious campaigns of defamation not too dissimilar than charges of anti-Semitism were carried out against non-compliants. Foremost of these was our Henry Ford. As he had seen through Aaron Sapiro and his plan he saw through Roosevelt and his. Intense pressure was placed on Ford, attempts to disrupt his business and turn his customers away. Legal action was projected to force compliance.
As early as 1932 before their man had been sworn in Judaeo-Communists marched on River Rouge with the intent to destroy whatever they could. Labor discontent was unique at Ford plants. As Charles Sorenson tells it, p.253:
During the twenty-nine years before the advent of the New Deal, Ford Motor Company had never been closed down by a strike. Henry Ford was looked up to as the best example of a generous employer. Working hours and pay were beyond criticism. Minimum rates had gradually increased from $5 $6 to$7 for an eight hour day. And although Ford refused to deal with unions, Ford Motor Company officials sometimes suggested unionization to parts suppliers vexed by strikes.
Ford could justify mass production because he had developed it. Mass production had progressively decreased the cost of automobiles, as well as other things. But to gain that result, management had to control costs, which in turn, involved wage rates and production methods.
Ford sent Harry Bennett out to meet the Communist rabble relying on his past excellent relations with his labor force, not realizing the change in leadership. Bennett without so much as a word was beaten to the ground and placed in hospital.
You can imagine the effect of this criminal act on Ford and Bennett and the rest of the executives. Naturally Communist thugs and trouble makers began to fill the jobs at Ford plants especially Rouge. Four years later when the Communists led by UAW president Walter Reuther and his lieutenant Frankensteen attempted the same stunt Bennett and his security force with his own hospital stay in mind led his team to thoroughly beat Reuther et al at the so-called Battle of the Overpass. This was naturally depicted as Ford’s ‘goons’ beating innocent workers. Thus Ford was further defamed although not losing that much support among the people.
Ford’s resistance to the NIRA might have turned very ugly, it was the New Deal’s intent to forcibly take Ford Motors from Ford, except that the ‘nine old men’ on the Supreme Court ruled at the opportune moment that the NIRA and most of the rest of Roosevelt’s nefarious acts were unconstitutional.
Roosevelt retaliated as his kind always does when balked by coming up with the loony plan of adding enough of his stooges to the Court to overrule the ‘nine old men.’ This crazy idea was so preposterous that it cost him his credibility.
Nevertheless he was able to advance collectivization to the point that if he could stay in office long enough, individualism would be virtually destroyed. After twenty years a whole new generation would have become accustomed to collectivization.
In order to staff these new alphabet agencies, NIRA, CCC, whatever, Roosevelt naturally turned to Jews, Reds and Fellow Travelers, a great many of the old Settlement House crowd who supported his agenda. Thus in a decade in which perhaps 25% of the work force was unemployed Reds et al. were steadily employed, not unlike the current Obama administration which has returned to the spoils system employing mainly ‘his people.’
As a strange anomaly a very nice living could easily be gotten by professing to have seen the light and renouncing your Communist past. Thus fingering Reds by so-called former Reds would soon become big business. American businessmen sought out these people so being Red was worth a lot of money one way or the other. Interestingly the post-war CIA gave small fortunes to ‘apostate’ Communist literary figures but nothing to Conservative American writers. It was worth it to have a past.
Perhaps the cushiest jobs of all were in the Federal Theater Project. This agency supplied jobs to Leftist ‘writers’, singers and dancers living off the fat of the land.
So while Roosevelt’s deficit spending had no effect on slaying the depression his efforts at collectivization paid great dividends.
As should be apparent, in order for his social engineering, as it has now come to be called, to succeed he had to stay in office, not just for the customary eight years but three or four, possibly even five terms or the rest of his whichever came last. If Roosevelt had lived I don’t think there is any doubt that he would have remained in office for an extra number of terms. The country was fortunate he died soon after the beginning of his fourth term.
Thus the 1936, 1940 and 1944 elections were crucial to the success of his agenda. As might be expected Roosevelt’s reputation for tinkering with the economy brought out all the cranks with their various fantastic programs to correct the ills of the world. From the Technocrats to Huey Long’s Share The Wealth plan to Upton Sinclair’s EPIC- End Poverty In California- fantasy was rampant. Most of the cranks could be dismissed as odd balls but Huey Long, first governor of Louisiana and then its senator, was a different case. Huey was into money redistribution as seriously as Roosevelt and he knew how to get things done thus becoming a real threat in the 1936 election. At the least he could split the ticket putting the Republican candidate in much as Teddy Roosevelt had done for Wilson in 1912. Long had no affinity for Roosevelt’s Jews so the 1932 election would had been in vain.
Not surprisingly Long was assassinated before the election. There is no definite proof that Roosevelt ordered it so let us say that fate removed Long’s threat. The Republicans put up a non-entity, the Kansan Alf Landon. Perhaps no experienced Republican wanted to go up against a potential shoo-in like Roosevelt but Alf, even the name Alf is a sort of joke, was sort of like running Elmer Fudd, gamely took on the task.
Just consider, FDR ran on his theme song Happy Days Are Here Again while Alf ran on an old minstrel tune, Ya Gotta Stop Kicking My Dog Around.
Every time I go to town
The boys keep kickin’ my dog around.
Makes no difference if he is a hound
You got to quit kickin’ my dog around.
Of course by 1936 those happy days were still in the somewhat distant future, still, if you thought the election was going to be close you were mistaken.
By 1936 Hitler over there in Germany had given the Jews something to get incensed about. If, when they declared war on Hitler in 1933, they didn’t thing he had the means and will to retaliate that was a major misunderstanding. Hitler set about disenfranchising the Jews, much as the Jews have done to White males in the present US, shutting down their businesses, chasing them from the universities and law courts and by the time of Kristalnacht giving them irrefutable evidence that the only happy days for them would be in the grave or the United States.
Roosevelt taking the international Jews’ part lodged an objection or two with Hitler that the German actually laughed off. Roosevelt proclaimed it was time to quarantine the aggressors without sorting out who the aggressors were. While Stalin began his show trials sorting the Jews out of his government he also organized the so-called Popular Front in which all the future allies, including the US, set up Red governments and opposed Hitler as a non-Communist government. For a fuller account of political machinations in the period Eugene Lyons’ The Red Decade is good.
In Asia the Japanese had come up with their program called The Greater East Asian Prosperity Sphere. Eschewing diplomacy they began to establish the sphere by taking Manchuria in 1931, renaming it Manchukuo, and then in 1933 beginning the invasion of China.
Here begins the conflict between what Roosevelt and his Jews called internationalism and isolationism. Roosevelt had very little knowledge of what was going on in China or, if he did, he was more traitorous than we believe. By traitorous one means he followed his ideology rather than his nationality. He was true to the former while false to the latter.
Stalin had been very active in China so that the Communists were a revolutionary force in opposition to both the Japanese and Chinese nationalists. Mao was establishing the Reds in the northwest. Wielding those Executive Orders that Obama does so well, Roosevelt began aiding the Chinese of Chiang Kai Chek while encouraging those of Mao Tse Tung. Perhaps Willkie’s round the world trip to China had some purpose of linking Stalin with Mao. At any rate Willkie had long communications with the Iron Man and also serious tete a tetes with the Chinese Reds. One imagines there was more than small talk.
Technically then the US was already in the Pacific War before Roosevelt provoked the Japanese into bombing Pearl Harbor.
In my estimation and certainly of those styled Isolationists, such aid was completely unnecessary while violating all neutrality standards. In addition there was nothing in it for the US although the aid might have been surreptitiously meant ideologically to aid the Communists of Mao. One hopes there were analysts in the government who might at least have considered a scenario in which the Japanese were defeated, the Chinese Nationalists and the Chinese Reds then having a go that resulted in the conquest of China by Mao, which is what happened so that it shouldn’t have seemed too improbable while making US involvement moot. Unless of course Roosevelt, Stalin and Mao were more or less in accord.
The Isolationists who, as I say, unavoidably had to take some kind of international stance, there was no way to avoid it, were wary of what Roosevelt was doing and what he intended to do. Whatever it was Roosevelt seemed willing to subordinate US interests to ‘international’ interests to reach his goal. Thus the name America First. Quite frankly it was not the US’ business while it was advisable to let the participants wear themselves out and then pick up the pieces. But Roosevelt obviously thought himself God leading the Chosen People to their destiny.
US opposition to the New Deal was fully effective after 1936 although aspects of it such as the Federal Theater Project couldn’t be stopped. Then events began heating up in Europe as the probability of war was becoming not if but when. The looming war put England in a difficult position. The country had been nearly completely worn down in the last war. Its casualties had seriously depleted its man power and the quality of the remaining. According to Thomas Mahl in his Desperate Deception: British Covert Operations in the United States 1939-’44, Winston Churchill realized that in a German war the British unaided could not win so that he made his plan getting the US to fight the war for England. Thus the ‘just’ war required the US to defend England, carry the Jewish fight to Hitler and establish the internationalism of Roosevelt.
Sounds like a story you’ve heard before, doesn’t it? What was his name? What was his name? That’s right, Charles Lindbergh. The poor guy got trashed for pointing out the obvious.
Also on the horizon was the very critical election of 1940, Roosevelt’s much needed third term. Something that went completely against American tradition although if Wilson’s health had held he would have been the first to seek a third term. Heck, in FDR’s race for a third term maybe even Alf Landon and his hound dog could have won. Pretty chancy, pretty chancy.
So, how to reduce the chanciness.
Whereas in 1936 possibly no one wished to be the sacrifice, in third term 1940 there was a strong probability that the Republicans could take their country back, as we say of the situation today, undoubtedly with the intent to undo what Roosevelt had done. A likely candidate was NYC’s crime busting DA, Thomas Dewey. Riding the crest of having put Lucky Luciano and Lepke Buchalter away at the very least Dewey would have been a very strong challenger.
Strangely, in 1940 no Republican would be selected to run against Roosevelt. Instead a life long Democrat of no status Wendell Willkie would be selected as the candidate. That one had people scratching their heads. As it would turn out Willkie virtually ran on Roosevelt’s platform. Somewhat like Mitt Romney of the 2012 election who during the second debate turned zombie like toward his opponent, Barack Obama, and said: ‘I think you’re right. I agree with you.’ leaving Obama stunned though he recovered, handing him the election. Willkie did the same. There was no choice so why change?
Willkie consenting to lose, next Roosevelt had to win the Democratic nomination which with superb engineering he did. With virtually no opposition Roosevelt got his third term. After 1940 he could have won reelection as long as he lived. It was only through the grace of god he was terminated in 1945.
While Roosevelt won by 54% that was no where near the landslides of ‘32 and ‘36. It would seem probable then that a strong candidate like Dewey, campaigning to win, most likely would have.
The third term was grim news for Roosevelt’s opposition, the isolationists as he styled them. Already with one foot virtually in the war on behalf of the Jews Roosevelt ran on the promise of no foreign wars knowing full well he was lying between his teeth.
It was then that the opposition firmed up organizing themselves as America First. It was clear that Roosevelt was going to subordinate American interests to those of the Jews and the English and as an ‘internationalist’ the rest of the world.
Already supplying the Chinese against the Japanese, for Roosevelt it was only a question of how to maneuver the US into war but an ideological war against the anti-Communist forces of Adolf Hitler. When in 1932 Roosevelt announced that Americans had nothing to fear but fear itself he neglected to say that Fear was his middle name.
Part IV, Into The Abyss follows.