The US Is Dying, Can We Save Her?

“Liberty must at all hazards be supported.  We have a right to it, derived from our maker.  
But if we had not, our fathers have earned and bought it for us,  at the expense of their ease, 
their estates, their pleasure and their blood.”     – John Adams

“Timid men…prefer the calm of despotism to the boisterous sea of liberty. ”     – Thomas Jefferson

“The people…are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty. ”    – Thomas Jefferson

” A constitution of government once changed from freedom, can never be restored.
Liberty once lost is lost forever. ”   – John Adams

“Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right … and a desire to know; but besides this, they have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible,  divine right to that most dreaded and envied king of knowledge, I mean of the characters and  conduct of their rulers. ”   – John Adams


The above quotes are from two of our early presidents.  They ran against each other in 1800… In what is sometimes referred to as the “Revolution of 1800,” Vice President Thomas Jefferson of the Democratic-Republican Party defeated one-term incumbent President John Adams of the Federalist Party.  Jefferson served two terms.

I recently read Glynn Adams wonderful article, True Biblical Christianity .  It made me weep because he was so right. I had just one caveat.  It started long before Saul Alinsky; he was just another cog in the 175-year-old wheel promoting the replacement of a free capitalist society with a Marxist one.  In 1848, European communists immigrated to America after failing to implant socialism in Europe.  By 1860 they were flourishing.  There were 13 high ranking officers in the Union Army who were avowed Marxist/Engels communists.  The war was not over slavery, it was over economics to be exact, and 700,000 American citizens died because of that vile and unconstitutional war.  The abhorrent evil of slavery was already on its way out as well it should have been. But that unconstitutional war was the watershed event that changed America forever.  

Karl Marx wrote to Lincoln many times urging Lincoln to use the slavery issue as it would give America a centralized federal government in order to secure a birthplace for communism to easily be spread.  Apparently, Lincoln wrote back to him. Yet, diaries of both northern and southern soldiers kept asking, “Why is slavery being brought into this?”  

That watershed event has led to what our country has become today, and the totalitarian tyranny that has taken hold of our once great nation, the “land of the free and home of the brave.”

America’s Public Education

In 1880, John Dewey’s progressive education was blooming.  Later, John Rockefeller Jr. was enamored with Dewey (no relation to the Dewey of the decimal system) and sent all four of his sons to the progressive school Dewey had birthed.  Every one of them was not only dyslexic but they were functionally illiterate (lack of phonics).  One of those sons was a heartbeat away from the presidency when he was VP under Gerald Ford.  Nelson Rockefeller couldn’t read, and when he gave a speech, he’d come out and lay a bunch of papers on the dais and then proceed to tell the audience that he had prepared a speech, but was going to speak from his heart.  He hired Soviet Agent Henry Kissinger to read to him.

That was the death knell of American academic teaching and the destruction of our youth, which in 1932 was well on its way to a coalition of Marxist thinking and collectivism.  Then came teachers’ unions…you know the rest of the story, by the 50s McCarthy knew we were infiltrated, so the communists destroyed him.  (For a look at the communist planners of the early 1930s, purchase the book, The Turning of the Tides , originally published in 1953. And for the truth of Senator Joe McCarthy, read M. Stanton Evans’ Blacklisted by History .)

Morality

Morality is gone, the filth paraded down the streets of America used to hide in the back alleys, and is now on full display, even to our kindergarten children.  The perversion and fetid noxiousness of this sewage emanates directly from the very pit of hell.  It has been growing for many decades in America and started long ago…does not our Lord call it an abomination in both the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament!?  And these perversions are on display in American politics for all the world to see.  Nearly every corporation has exploded with praise for “Pride Month!”  Pride in perversion and disgusting and filthy activities now claimed by our culture to be normal.  Even L.L. Bean has promoted Pride Day with the stolen rainbow promise of our Lord on their goods.

The Rule of Law

Although the preamble to the Constitution begins with “We the people,” the word “democracy” (mob rule) is not mentioned in the Articles of Confederation, Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights. Even the Pledge of Allegiance is “to the Republic for which it stands.” We are supposed to be a nation of laws, “rule of law” rather than “mob rule.”  One of the inherent weaknesses in a government based  only  on the will of the people is the potential for  mob rule . This was often the downfall of direct democracies, where all the people decided on public matters directly rather than through representatives. We were created as a  representative Republic not a democracy .

Law, that precious thing of justice is now also gone.  Daily we see examples of charges being thrust against the innocents forcing them to lose their savings and livelihoods to defend themselves.  There are so many examples, one cannot possibly list them all, but there are obvious truths blaring to the nation that those with eyes to see and ears to hear know only too well.  

Trump was innocent of charges, but the Stalinist leftists continue to harass him with charges that are unconscionable and serve only to cover over their sins while their comrades in the media continue the harangue of outright lies and prevarications. And Trump wasn’t the only one…General Michael T. Flynn suffered for three and a half years under this tyranny.  Roger Stone is still suffering because of the fraudulent charges against him and the loss of his savings and livelihood.  Both were fortunately pardoned by President Trump.  Today it’s Peter Navarro being harassed and led away from the airport in handcuffs and chains.  An unnecessary show of tyrannical force for the public.

Hunter Biden is free, the illegitimate president in our White House is not being impeached for his failure to protect America. Forty Billion taxpayer dollars has been sent to the fascist nation of Ukraine and you certainly understand just whose pockets the kickbacks will end up in.  Inflation is skyrocketing, food plants are burned to the ground, the southern border is flooded with elements of danger for American citizens.  It is an invasion the president is supposed to protect us from, but ignores his constitutional oath and duties in order to bring to us the “Great Reset.”

Durham continues his pseudo attempts at being an investigator who will bring justice and we all know that will never happen.  Hillary’s campaign lawyer, Michael Sussman was acquitted of lying to the FBI because the trial was held in the democratic conclave of DC.  That same conclave will find all Republicans guilty, i.e., Roger Stone.

The illegal and murderous actions of the last two years have served to destroy America’s people and rip the guts from our unalienable Bill of Rights.  Few complained, they mostly complied. The American public acquiesced their freedoms and the societal impact of group think, or mass formation psychosis was parroted from the demonic entities hired by Task Force head, Benedict Arnold Pence.  

Muzzling the Pulpits 

The muzzling of the clergy was done through the Lyndon Baines Johnson Amendment of 1954.  Johnson had faced political difficulties and attacks from organizations in his home state of Texas.  So LBJ proposed the amendment to the tax code that has greatly restricted the free speech of pastors and churches on July 2, 1954. 100 Cong. Rec. 9604 (daily ed. July 2, 1954). The words “in opposition to” were added in 1986.  Ass’n of the Bar of the City of N.Y. v. Comm’r , 858 F.2d 876,879 (2d Cir. 1988). 

“The IRS rule that strips tax exemption from churches engaged in electioneering was born of Lyndon Johnson’s Texas politics, not the U.S. Constitution,” Larry Witham, Texas politics blamed for ’54 IRS rule LBJ wanted to keep Senate seat, WASH. TIMES, Aug. 27, 1998 (discussing a study done by James Davidson, a Purdue University sociologist).

Unbelievably, it passed and it was not clear why Congress even enacted it .  There was little to no debate over the amendment or how it would even influence churches, so I suspect backroom finagling went on just as it has for over 175 years and as it is today.

For the first century and a half our nation had a tradition of our clergy being involved in the political activities of the day.  It was commonplace for preachers and rabbis to speak of candidates and issues.  But that was stopped by LBJ, who had also cheated to gain the Senate seat which he had actually lost to former Governor Coke Stevenson.  Link Check out History of the 501(c)3 .

The IRS Gov website states, “Section 501(c)(3) organizations are restricted in how much political and legislative ( lobbying ) activities they may conduct. For a detailed discussion, see  Political and Lobbying Activities . For more information about lobbying activities by charities, see the article  Lobbying Issues PDF ; for more information about political activities of charities, see the FY-2002 CPE topic  Election Year Issues PDF .”

So, if a church or organization has received tax exempt status as well as the ability to deduct your charity giving from your income tax, then you best keep your mouth shut about any political activities.  Otherwise, you’ll be harassed into closure if you disobey these draconian and censorial laws.

Political Sermons of the American Founding Era

How different the sermons and papers were from 1730 to 1805, the founding era of our country.  Ellis Sandoz’ edition of the 1600-page book of political sermons from that era is still available here .  They are starkly different than any you’d hear today from any of our clergy.

In 1800, Tunis Wortman wrote to his Christian readers and his entire address can be read in full here .  In this letter, he is defending Thomas Jefferson against the charge of deism.

Here is just one paragraph of that momentous tome:

I address you upon the most solemn and momentous subjects which can interest the mind-religion and liberty. I consider you in the capacity of believers and patriots, as equally anxious to maintain every inestimable right which appertains to Christians and to men. You have a religion which deserves your pious solicitude; but need I to remind you that you likewise have a country! Are you to be told that your duty, as Christians, is irreconcilable with the sacred obligations which bind you to the state? Are you at this day to be solemnly and seriously called upon to sacrifice your freedom upon the altars of your God? No, my countrymen, your religion is inestimable and worthy of your care. Your civil constitution is also invaluable. It is the palladium of all your social blessings, and the peculiar gift of providence. Your obligations to your children, to your country, and to heaven, command you to defend that constitution. With a voice too powerful to be resisted, they conjure you to cling to, and fasten upon it, “with the last strong hold which grapples into life.”

Conclusion

We have lost so much in these 235 years of America.  Our country was founded by great statesmen, men of letters and men of faith, men who desired freedom and liberty at all costs.  We have failed to defend what they gave us.  It is way past time for all good men to stand for freedom, liberty, justice, morality, academic education and true God given Judeo and Christian faiths.   

July 4 th is upon us…Independence Day, where our founders threw off the chains of taxation and control from Great Britain and fought for our own independence from tyranny.  It is time to take to the battle once again.  The cost is even higher this time, but if we wait much longer, our fate will be decided and the losses will be greater than those we’re seeing today.

Please take a stand against this Luciferian evil which has permeated our beloved nation.  Too many have died to save her, let them not have died in vain.

Poisoned Presidents? #4

POISONED PRESIDENTS?
Case 4 of 7 / Franklin Pierce

Franklin Pierce

Franklin Pierce of New Hampshire was a Democrat who was elected the 14th President in 1852. Though a northerner and a pro-Unionist, Pierce also enjoyed strong support in the South, and he viewed radical northern abolitionists as a threat to unity. Pierce’s one-term presidency would go on to be deemed a “failure” by establishment historians, and this “correctionist historian” would have to agree with academia in this case; while noting, in all fairness, that few placed in his predicament could have succeeded. Pierce’s fear of “The Slave Power” expansionists alienated pro-Union and anti-slavery groups for he, like President Fillmore, appeased the secessionists by signing the Kansas–Nebraska Act(which allowed slavery in new territories) and enforcing the Fugitive Slave Act.

Far from calming the situation, Pierce’s approach only exacerbated the related controversies of slavery expansion and the coming secession. It can rightly be said that the Civil War started under Pierce’s watch, in the new territory of Kansas where “free state” settlers bloodily battled with “slave staters.” (see “Bleeding Kansas“) Much like what was going on over in Europe, this period in US history was one in which the government, particularly the dangerous office of the presidency itself, regardless of who was holding it, was the most destabilized it had ever been — and it was all by design of “somebody.”

Before we review the possible, but not fatal, presidential poisoning of Pierce, it is important to note that he came close to dying in an “accident” two months before being sworn in.  Pierce and his wife, Jane, sustained minor injuries after their train-car derailed in Massachusetts and toppled down a 20-foot embankment — coming to rest on its roof. Killed in the strange accident was their 11-year-old son, Benny. Pierce himself pulled little Benny from the wreckage. The back of the boy’s head had been torn off by flying debris. After glimpsing the horrible sight, Jane, according to a witness,  went into “agony beyond any description.” She suffered from severe depression the rest of her days. It is also said that Pierce himself was never the same after the accident; and that be became weak and prone to manipulation. Understandable.

Things get even freakier. During this pre-inauguration period, Pierce’s vice-President-to-be, a southern pro-unionist named William R. King of Alabama, like Presidents Harrison, Polk and Taylor in recent years, also came down suddenly ill while in Cuba — “tuberculosis” they said. King was so ill that he couldn’t make it back to Washington DC for the March swearing-in. He was administered the oath of Vice Presidency while still in Cuba. Just 6 weeks later, King, 67, was dead and Pierce went without a VP for his whole 4-year presidency. Just imagine the political destabilization had Pierce and King both died during the pre-inauguartion period. Who would have become president then, when Fillmore’s term expired? Rules of succession only apply to sitting presidents & vice presidents — not pre-presidents.

1. Could someone have rigged the deadly pre-inauguration train derailment over a Massachusetts embankment? Agents of intrigue operated in the North as well as the South. // 2. Jane Pierce saw her son’s head smashed open and was never the same. // 3. Vice President William R. King — sudden pre-inauguration “tuberculosis,” followed by death — leaving the already weakened Pierce without a VP for the next four years.

Pierce’s compromises, on top of previous ones, were (as southern pro-Union presidents Jackson, Polk & Taylor had all previously foreseen) only strategic stepping stones toward the actual long term conspiratorial goal of what Unionists were calling, “The Slave Power”
 — namely, expansion and secession, by Civil War if necessary. 




May 22, 1856 — Congressman Preston Brooks (SC) surprise-attacked Senator Charles Sumner (MA) with a cane in the US Senate Chamber  — beating the defenseless Sumner over the head so severely that he almost died, and never fully recovered. Brooks had taken offense to Sumner’s anti-“Slave Power” / anti-Kansas-Nebraska Compromise speech in which he attacked his cousin, SC Senator Andrew Butler. Onlookers who moved to restrain Brooks were held back by another Congressman, 
Laurence M. Keitt (SC)
, who was brandishing a pistol.

In Summer 1853, Pierce developed a severe respiratory infection while traveling to the world’s fair in New York. He described his sudden affliction as  “a pain in his lungs” — and was forced to cancel some speeches. Back in Washington, he took to bed. Observers described his state as “broken and wretched.” Though called a severe cold at the time, the lung illness was obviously something more — possibly pneumonia.

Chills and fever again afflicted Pierce in summer 1854. Both the President and the First Lady developed a chronic cough — with both, according to one source, coughing up blood. (here) Were it not for the sudden and unexpected deaths of THREE recent presidents, the recent death of Pierce’s VP, and the horrible train derailment which killed his son — one could reasonably dismiss the sickness of the Pierces as pneumonia or tuberculosis. But given all of these strange occurrences and the crazy political climate leading up to the Civil War, Pierce’s sudden lung ailment, which he survived, should also be considered suspicious — because poisons can indeed cause what is known as “chemical pneumonia.” After leaving office in 1857, both Pierces died young, Jane in 1863, age 57 — and Franklin in 1869, at age 65.

POISONED PRESIDENTS? #3

POISONED PRESIDENTS?
Case 3 of 7 / Zachary Taylor

Zachary Taylor 1850

Zachary Taylor, elected the 12th president in 1848,  had been a general and national military hero from the War of 1812 and the Mexican-American War (1846-48). Like General Andrew Jackson, his military record served as the foundation for an eventual presidency. Like Jackson, he was a southerner (having lived in several southern states) and a slave owner. And like Jackson, he was a steadfast pro-Unionist with zero tolerance for the secessionists. Like William Henry Harrison, (see Case 1) Taylor’s presidency was brief — just 16 months.

Taylor’s tenure occurred at a momentous time in both world and United States history. As “spontaneous” secessionist / independence revolutions were “coincidentally” rocking Europe and Latin America, the issue (pretext) of slavery in the western territories of the US pitted southern secessionists dubbed by Unionists as “the fire-eaters” against  the pro-Union patriots of both North and South. The nation looked to General-turned-President Taylor for a solution.

Taylor wanted the western territories seeking statehood (New Mexico, California) to be admitted to the Union as soon as their state constitutions arrived in Washington, with no language from Congress about slavery. He did so understanding that both would bar slavery in their state constitutions (“free states”).

At that time, there were thirty states in the Union, equally split between slave and free states. Hence, Taylor’s proposal would have added two or three free states to the Union, upsetting the North-South balance in the Senate. The secessionists cried betrayal! The stage was set for either a clash or a “compromise.” The debate that ensued was one of the most contentious episodes in American history. Taylor, knowing that the Calhounites would only use compromise as a stepping stone for the next offensive (exactly as Andrew Jackson had warned a decade earlier) would have none of it. Some southern Democrats responded to Taylor’s position by calling for a secession convention.

In February of 1850, Taylor held a contentious conference with southern leaders who were threatening secession. He told them that he personally would lead the Army, and “Any persons taken in rebellion against the Union will be hanged with less reluctance than I had hanged deserters and spies in Mexico.”  Being a southerner, a slave holder and a popular military hero, he, like Jackson could have done exactly that and still retained the support of many common southerners while doing so. 

What to do, what to do about a strong “bad ass” southern Unionist like General Taylor? Fortunately for the secessionist intriguers, Taylor wouldn’t be around much longer.

1. Rothschild’s “spontaneous” European & Latin American “nationalist” secessionist revolutions of 1848 (also the same year that the Communist Manifesto was published) failed to break up the various empires, but they did succeed in weakening the existing order of things. The parallels between these subversive uprisings and the curious growth of anti-Union Southern nationalism are striking. // 2. The radical secessionists dubbed “the fire-eaters” originally formed in 1850. // 3. Edmund Ruffin — a leader of the Fire-Eaters — would later go on to fire the first gun of the Civil War, at the Union-held Fort Sumter in South Carolina in 1861.

After participating in Fourth of July ceremonies at the Washington Monument, Taylor became ill. Within five days he was dead.  A tummy ache caused by eating too many cherries and drinking cold milk, the Fake News said (rolling eyes). Diarrhea, fever, chills — a prolonged death — eerily similar to the death of Presidents Harrison (another pro-Union southern war hero opposed to expanding slavery westward) just nine years earlier, and Polk (another pro-Union southerner) the year before. How conveeenient!

After Taylor’s death, “The Compromise of 1850” — authored by “the great compromiser” that Andrew Jackson wished he had shot, Henry Clay of Kentucky — was passed and signed into law by Taylor’s weak successor, Millard Fillmore. Fillmore — a New York lawyer — feared the secessionists and tried to appease them. But exactly as Taylor had foreseen, it would not satisfy the intriguers. The tragedy of the Civil War was still on course, with the first wave of state secessions being just 12 years away. It would be a conflict in which a future president from a northern state — Abraham Lincoln of Illinois — could, unlike southern slave-owning military heros Jackson, Harrison and Taylor — easily be labeled as an anti-southern “Yankee” and “tyrant.”

As for South Carolina’s John C. Calhoun — the man that Jackson wished he had hanged about 20 years earlier — he died just four month’s before Taylor did. But conspiratorial Calhounism lived on and grew stronger throughout the South. After Calhoun’s passing, Mississippi Senator Jefferson Davis  assumed the unofficial role of southern leadership — until being named President of the Confederate States in 1862 — with “Davis’s pet Jew” (and probably Rothschild-linked)Judah Benjamin telling him what to do.

It’s also worth noting that Fillmore would also go on to send Commodore Matthew Perry to “open up Japan” by threat of force in 1853.  Thus began the military modernization of medieval Japan in advance of its Rothschild-US-UK backed war on Tsarist Russia in 1905 — a war which weakened Russia and strengthened the Bolsheviks. Commodore Perry’s daughter was married to the European-born Jew August Belmont(born August Schönberg — Rothschild’s openly known US agent who became head of the Democrat National Committee in 1860. Though a northerner, Belmont was later suspected of trying to undermine Lincoln and the Union during the Civil War. Yes indeed. The flow of history took some nasty and bloody turns because of those “cherries and milk!” 

* Conspiracy Theory: The same secret society networks  — quite likely connected (at the highest levels) to the “usual suspects” running the tumultuous 1848 secessionist movements of Europe & Latin America — realized that the tough Taylor was willing to smash — by military force if necessary — their southern “nationalist” scheme to split the United States in two. So (((they))) poisoned him to death.

1. Like General Jackson before him, son-of-the-South General Taylor was also ready to use force to hang secessionists. / 2. Taylor’s grave-site: Louisville, Kentucky. // Cherries & milk, eh?

At the urging of a researcher and with the permission of Taylor’s descendants, his body was exhumed in 1991 and tested for arsenic poisoning only. The results were negative, but no test for any other forms of poison were performed.

Some establishment Fake Historians now speculate that Harrison, Polk & Taylor were all killed by “bad water supply” flowing to the White House. Evidently, the “bad water” knew to kill only presidents, but not their wives, children, servants, staff etc.

POISONED PRESIDENTS? #2

James Polk

James Polk (1795-1849) of Tennessee actually died three months after leaving office — but due to his past loyalty to President Andrew Jackson, his southern heritage, his pro-Unionism, his opposition to the re-establishment of a Central Bank, and the uncanny similarities between his sudden fever / diarrhea illness which slowly killed President Harrison just eight years earlier, we are suspicious.

Polk was one of President Jackson’s most prominent supporters in the House of Representatives. During Jackson’s epic “Bank War” against Messrs. Biddle, Clay & Calhoun, Polk served as Jackson’s most vocal House ally in this proxy war against the London (Rothschild) banksters. Polk — a member of the House Ways and Means Committee — conducted investigations of the Second Bank and condemned a bill reauthorizing the bank’s charter. The bill passed Congress in 1832, but Jackson vetoed it. Congress, thanks in part to Congressman Polk’s heroic efforts, failed to override the veto. The bank died.

Like many Southerners, Polk, also a plantation and slave owner, favored low tariffs on imported goods, and initially sympathized with John C. Calhoun’s opposition to the current tariffs. But when the intriguer Calhoun started hinting at secession, Polk would have none of it and strongly sided with Jackson’s threats to use force — the Force Bill – against the South Carolina intriguers if Calhoun’s clique didn’t back down. The matter — which was a pretext all along — was eventually settled with a compromise tariff. Exactly as Jackson then predicted, “the next pretext will be slavery.”

1. President Jackson & Congressman Polk — personal friends and political allies against the Clay & Calhoun cliques. // 2. Cartoon from that era depicts Jackson doing battle with a multi-headed snake. // 3. The Force Bill — supported by President Jackson & Congressman Polk (both southerners) — made it clear to Calhoun’s Clique of clever secessionists that the nullification of Federal tariff laws  would be considered treason.

From Jackson’s 1832 “Proclamation to the People of South Carolina

“Let me tell you, my countrymen, that you are deluded by men who are either deceived themselves or wish to deceive you. Mark under what pretenses you have been led on to the brink of insurrection and treason on which you stand!”

With the blessing and enthusiastic support of the retired Andrew Jackson, Polk was elected the 11th President in 1844. As he had promised, he would serve only one term and then retire. He left Washington in March 1849 for a triumphal tour of the South, that was to end in Nashville. James and Sarah Polk traveled down the Atlantic coast, and then westward throughout the Deep South. The former President and First Lady were enthusiastically received and banqueted by their southern brethren.

By the time they had reached Alabama, Polk was suffering from a bad cold. Several passengers on Polk’s riverboat died of what was said to be “cholera.” Polk became so ill that he had to go ashore and stay in a hotel. He stayed there for four days, appearing to get better. A doctor assured Polk he did not have cholera. Polk then made the final leg of the journey, arriving in Nashville in early April to a huge reception.

The Polks settled into their new home in Nashville, but two months later, the former president again fell ill, supposedly of cholera, again. Like Harrison, he suffered from bouts of bouts of violent vomiting and diarrhea — lingering for several days before dying on June 15, at the age of 53. Harrison may have had the shortest presidency, but Polk had the shortest retirement of any president.

* Conspiracy Theory: The same Calhoun & Clay cliques which tried to kill Andrew Jackson also had it in for the anti-Bank / pro Unionist Polk, his trusted disciple. Though he had just left office anyway, this was Polk’s payback for being Jackson’s man in Congress, and then the White House. Furthermore, any possibility of an ex-president Polk exerting “elder statesman” influence on politicians and the public (as Jackson had done after his retirement) was prevented. By the way, Jackson himself died early in Polk’s term, in June of 1845. Though he was 78, suspicions that he had been poisoned (by negligence or by design) by doctors have long persisted.

Another unexpected and agonizing fever & diarrhea death, hastily labeled as cholera.

POISONED PRESIDENTS?

Case 1 of 7
William Henry Harrison

Of the eight American presidents who died in office, there are four which we obviously know to have been assassinated by gunfire or post-op doctor “mistakes” — Abe Lincoln (1865), James Garfield (1881), William McKinley (1901)John F Kennedy (1963). Interestingly, each had opposed or crossed the New World Order crime syndicate in one way or another — as had President Andrew Jackson, who, in 1835, survived an attempt on his life when the assailant’s pistols misfired. Two others also survived close-range gunfire attempts — Gerald Ford(1974) and Ronald Reagan(1981).

But what about the four presidents who died in office due to “sudden illness” at relatively young ages? They were William H. Harrison(1841, age 68)Zachary Taylor(1850, age 65)Warren Harding(1923, age 57), and Franklin D. Roosevelt (1945, age 63). Could any or all of them have been poisoned? To that list, we should add James K. Polk, who suddenly became ill and died only three months after leaving office (1849, age 53) — Franklin Pierce, who in 1853, suddenly developed a severe lung illness, at 47, but survived — and James Buchanan, 65, who became extremely ill two months before his inauguration in 1857, and then again on the eve of his inauguration — but also survived.

When you think about it, slipping someone a bit of poison in food or drink has got to be much easier than recruiting (or framing) a “lone nut” gunman and then concocting an elaborate after-the-fact coverup. Of course, without autopsies, all we can do is hypothesize and suspect. But given the fact that powerful networks conveniently stood to benefit from all of these presidential deaths / near deaths, the cases are not only worth considering, but in this writer’s opinion, raise enough doubts to justify exhuming the bodies for forensic analysis.

We will review each case as part of a 7-part series. We begin with William Henry Harrison.

A dangerous job —
 (1-4:) Lincoln (pro-Union, interest free currency, refused to borrow from Rothschild); Garfield (pro-hard money / gold, opposed the big bankers); McKinley (pro-hard money / gold, strict constitutionalist); and JFK (anti-CIA, pro-peace, issued interest-free coins, opposed Israeli nuclear weapons development)
Harrison
Polk,
 Taylor, Pierce (survived), Buchanan (survived), Harding, FDR

William Henry Harrison (1773-1841) of Virginia holds the distinction of having the shortest presidency in American history — just 31 days. To provide some context around the mysterious death of the 9th president, it is important to note that two separate conspiratorial forces were already operating in the United States at that time. They were:

1. The secessionist & expansionist movement of South Carolina’s shady Yale-educated John C. Calhoun and his fellow southern secret society plotters.

2. The relentless drive of Kentucky’s Henry Clay to re-establish a privately owned Central Bank with monopoly over debt-issued currency.

It had only been 6 years before Harrison’s brief presidency that Andrew Jackson — who killed the nation’s Second Central Bank and ended Calhoun’s secession scheme (over the phony pretext of tariffs) by threat of armed force — survived an assassination attempt by a English gunman at a time when he was at war with both Clay and Calhoun. At the end of his presidency, “Andrew the Great,” as quoted by his Vice President and good friend, Martin Van Buren, said:

“I have only two regrets: I didn’t shoot Henry Clay and I didn’t hang John C. Calhoun.”

Harrison earned his fame as a military commander during the war with the American Indians. He was the son of Benjamin Harrison — who was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Although he owned some inherited slaves, he was also a pro-Union nationalist — meaning that Calhoun, who coveted the presidency, did not have an ally in the White House. As for Henry Clay — that other arch-villain and presidential rival of Andrew Jackson — he figured that Harrison, a political neophyte who ran as the “Whig Party” candidate, would be beholden to him — Clay being, in essence, the leader of the Whigs. Clay figured wrong.

Clay demanded that Harrison fire everyone in government who’d been appointed by his Democratic predecessors, Andrew Jackson & Martin Van Buren. Harrison would not. The ex-soldier and new president put the mighty Clay in his place and embarrassed him in front of others. Harrison snapped:

“Mr. Clay, you forget that I am president.”

Andrew the Great (Trump’s favorite president) wished that he had killed both Calhoun (the ever-plotting secessionist) and Clay (the tool of the London banking Mafia’s treacherous US agent, Nicholas Biddle).

The dispute between Harrison and Clay escalated when the president named Daniel Webster, Clay’s arch-rival for control of the Whig Party, to the position of Secretary of State. In shortthe same two intriguers, Calhoun & Clay, who would have benefited had the assassination attempt on Andrew Jackson succeeded, also stood to benefit if Harrison were out of the way. Just sayin’.

On, March 26, 1841, Harrison became ill with cold-like symptoms and sent for his doctor. He told the doctor he felt better after having taken medication. The next day, the doctor arrived to find Harrison in bed with a “severe chill.” On, March 28, the president developed severe pain in the side. The doctor then diagnosed him with pneumonia in the right lung. A team of doctors was called the next day. They then drugged Harrison up good and hard with laudanum and opium. 

Mystery surrounded the illness. One Washington newspaper and the Baltimore Sun reported that Harrison’s health was improving. But Harrison’s condition again worsened. He developed severe diarrhea and became delirious, After suffering greatly, he died on April 4, 1841, Palm Sunday,  — just nine days after becoming ill and only 31 days in office. The “official story” sold at the time was that his illness had been caused by the bad weather at his inauguration several weeks earlier. John Tyler, his Vice President, then became president.

* Conspiracy Theory: When President Harrison — who Henry Clay had expected to be a controllable pushover — quickly and forcefully showed that he would not be dictated to by the intriguers of the day, (((they))) poisoned him and “treated” him to death — and then blamed the tragedy on him “not wearing his coat.” Harrison’s successor, John Tyler, conveniently named Calhoun as Secretary of State in 1844, and, with anti-unionist Calhoun directing the effort, annexed  the republic of Texas as a “slave state” (a very controversial move which exacerbated the growing divide) in 1845.

1. Although he was a Whig, the military hero Harrison — like Andrew Jackson — was his own man who quickly made it clear that he was there to serve the people, not the intriguers. // 2. He died an agonizing death, over the course of 9 days.

Astrologers Were the Quants of the Ancient World | Atlas Obscura

Astrologers Were the Quants of the Ancient World

A drawing depicting a Jupiter-Saturn conjunction, by Johannes Kepler, December 1603.
A drawing depicting a Jupiter-Saturn conjunction, by Johannes Kepler, December 1603. INTERFOTO/Alamy

This story was excerpted and adapted from the author’s recent book, A Scheme of Heaven: The History of Astrology and the Search for our Destiny in Data. Copyright (c) 2020 by Alexander Boxer. Used with permission of the publisher, W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. All rights reserved.


The location was perfect for a new capital city. There were, of course, the standard prophecies that a great metropolis was destined to arise there. Even more persuasive, perhaps, were the reports that of all the districts along the Tigris River, the site was said to be the least infested with mosquitoes. But the main reason the caliph Abu Jafar al-​Mansur chose to build his capital at Baghdad was that, with the absorption of Persia into Dar al-Islam, the “abode of Islam” had spread far to the east, and the place that would be Baghdad lay right at its heart.

But what good is the right place if it’s not also the right time? Accordingly, al-​Mansur summoned his top astrologers—​Nawbakht, a Persian, and Masha’allah, a Jew—​to determine the optimal moment to inaugurate construction. Remarkably, the horoscope of Baghdad’s foundation has been preserved in the writings of al-​Biruni, one of the foremost astronomers of a few centuries later. Baghdad’s founding can therefore be dated with especially high confidence to the afternoon of July 30 in the year 762. At that precise instant, Jupiter, the planet of kingdoms and dynasties, was rising in the east, while Mars, the planet of war, was setting in the west. Indeed, no horoscope could have been more appropriate for a city that al-​Mansur insisted be called Madinat as-​Salam, the “City of Peace.”

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A 1915 painting by Edmund Sandars depicting Baghdad as it would have appeared in the eighth century, in the days of Abu Jafar al-​Mansur. The Print Collector/Heritage Images via Getty Images

Looking back at Baghdad’s founding, there is a strong case to be made that al-Mansur’s personal obsession with astrology was the not-so-secret impetus for his city’s scientific pursuits. Certainly, the almost manic translation of Greek texts into Arabic that took place in the city appears a lot less eccentric if it’s understood as part of a government initiative to harness the power of the stars. Prior to seizing the caliphate, al-​Mansur had cultivated his power base among the conquered provinces of Persia. There, in return, he was influenced by a Persian tradition that saw the fall of Persia and the rise of the Arabs in explicitly astrological terms. One of the earliest expositors of this idea was none other than Masha’allah, the Jewish astrologer hand-​picked by the caliph to cast the horoscope for his new capital city. Just as the planets rose and set in their allotted times, so, too, it was said, did kingdoms, dynasties, and even religions. The most importance of these cycles, insofar as they were supposed to herald events of global significance, were the successive conjunctions of Jupiter and Saturn.


Astrology’s insistence on linking earthly events with celestial causes in this way may seem, today, like an easily dismissed irrationality. Yet the astrologers of antiquity were no mushy-headed mystics. On the contrary, astrology was the ancient world’s most ambitious applied mathematics problem, a grand data-analysis enterprise sustained for centuries by some of history’s most brilliant minds, from Ptolemy to al-Kindi to Kepler. Astrology’s demand for high-precision planetary data led directly to Copernicus’s revolution and, from there, to modern science. Astrology’s challenge—teasing out inferences from numerical data, determining which patterns are real and which aren’t—remains fundamental in science today, too, especially as society relies increasingly on complex, data-driven algorithms. Astrologers were the quants and data scientists of their day; those who are enthusiastic about the promise of data for unlocking the secrets of our world should note that others have come this way before. Our irrepressibly human penchant for pattern-matching makes the history of astrology—a history that can bring together astronomy, statistics, cryptology, Shakespeare, COVID-19, presidential assassinations, and even the New York Yankees in a dance of coincidence and correlation—surprisingly timely and always fascinating.

Astrology was the ancient world’s most ambitious applied mathematics problem.

Saturn, the outermost planet visible to the naked eye, takes about 30 years to complete an orbit through the zodiac constellations of the night sky. Jupiter, the largest and the next-most-distant planet, takes about 12 years. As these two astral giants chase each other around, Jupiter catches up to and passes Saturn roughly once every 20 years. The moment when these planets, or any two heavenly bodies, line up in ecliptic longitude is called a conjunction. As a curious consequence of orbital mechanics, every conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn occurs almost exactly one third of the way around the zodiac from the spot of the previous conjunction. Thus, three successive Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions will trace an almost-perfect equilateral triangle in the sky.

To give an example: If Jupiter and Saturn come into conjunction in the zodiac sign of Aries, then approximately 20 years later, their next conjunction can be expected to occur in Sagittarius. The following conjunction, 20 years after that, will be in Leo, before it cycles back to Aries. Aries, Sagittarius, and Leo are the three zodiac signs associated with the element of fire. Thus, in this example, the sequence of Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions occurred entirely within the triangle of fire signs, a pattern also known as the fiery trigon or triplicity.

Of course, the astral triangles traced out this way don’t exactly overlap, and so after about 10 conjunctions, or roughly 200 years, the entire pattern migrates to the next triplicity of signs. Over about 800 years, the sequence of Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions will slowly cycle through all four triplicities: fiery, earthy (Taurus, Capricorn, Virgo), airy (Gemini, Aquarius, Libra), and watery (Cancer, Pisces, Scorpio).

Masha’allah and his successors saw in this sequence an organizing principle for the entire history of the world. Local political changes, they suggested, were augured by the regular or “little conjunctions” that occur roughly once every 20 years. Larger shifts of kingdoms and dynasties, about every 200 years, were heralded by “middle conjunctions,” when the sequence migrates from one triplicity to another. Finally, the most momentous historical upheavals, such as the fall of empires or the rise of new religions, were portended by “great conjunctions,” once in a millennium, when the sequence of conjunctions has completed a full cycle through all four zodiac triplicities: fire, earth, air, and water.

The chronology Masha’allah developed with this theory placed the creation of the universe in the year 8292 B.C., with the first conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn assigned to the year 5783 B.C., in the sign of Taurus. Masha’allah then hopped through the history of the world, conjunction by conjunction, pausing only to comment on a select few that he deemed to be especially history-​altering.

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The Deluge, the frontispiece to Gustave Doré’s illustrated edition of the Bible, depicting the Great Flood. Public domain

There’s the Great Flood, which he dated to 3361 B.C., naturally during a watery triplicity. After leaping past several cycles of great conjunctions, he arrived at 26 B.C., the time of a shift from a watery to a fiery triplicity. According to Masha’allah, this transfer heralded the birth of Christ and the advent of the Christian era. It also adds an interesting spin to John the Baptist’s prophecy that, although he baptized with water, the one who followed him would baptize with fire.

Skipping ahead a half-​millennium, Masha’allah next examined the conjunction of the year 571, which brought the sequence back to another watery triplicity. This transfer presaged the birth of Muhammad and the rise of the Arabs, whose sign, according to Masha’allah, was Scorpio.

Finally arriving at the events of his own day, Masha’allah regarded the conjunction of 769—​the end of a watery triplicity and the beginning of a fiery one—​as an indicator of an ebb in Arab power and a resurgence of Persia. As for Masha’allah himself, it’s believed that he died around the year 815. He did, however, extend his chronology to predict, entirely accurately although rather unimaginatively, continued political strife between Arabs and Persians.

Re​creating Masha’allah’s chronology of Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions using modern data reveals that his approximations for the orbital periods of Jupiter and Saturn were actually pretty decent, even if there’s never really a sharp transition between one triplicity and the next. The pattern of small, middle, and great conjunctions still stands out in modern data, a charmingly captivating system. It’s easy to see why anyone with a knack for historical dates might get engrossed in its narrative possibilities. Were the renewed conquests of Islam under the Ottomans due to the return of a watery triplicity? Is the Middle East more susceptible to European invasion, by crusaders or colonialists, when an earthy triplicity holds sway? It hardly seems any more arbitrary than, say, the ancient, medieval, and Renaissance periods taught in school.

The pattern of conjunctions stands out in modern data, a charmingly captivating system with many narrative possibilities.

In fact, astrologically organized histories were considered quite scientific during the Medieval Period—​or, if you prefer, during the seventh great conjunction cycle between the fiery triplicities of 769 and 1603. The most prominent popularizer of this approach was Abu Mashar, the preeminent astrologer of Baghdad the generation after Masha’allah. And among its notable proponents was Abraham ibn Ezra, medieval Spain’s famed Jewish poet and philosopher, who inserted the theory into his commentary on Exodus.

Christian chronologists were similarly swept up. The dreaded return of the fiery triplicity in 1603, a year that saw the death of England’s Queen Elizabeth I, was examined at length by no less an authority than astronomer Johannes Kepler. Several writers even went so far as to rely on the scheme for some pretty bold predictions. German monk Johannes Trithemius, for example, writing around the year 1500, bluntly asserted that liberty would not be restored to the Jews prior to August 1880. In fact, this is more or less exactly when the first wave of Zionist settlers immigrated to Ottoman Palestine. The medical faculty of Paris blamed the Black Plague, which arrived in Europe in 1347, on a corruption of the atmosphere caused by the conjunction of Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars in Aquarius the year 1345. (Incidentally, this is the exact same configuration that has prevailed during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020.) But most notoriously of all, French Catholic cardinal Pierre d’Ailly, writing around 1400, concluded his astrological history of the world with a warning that the Antichrist could be expected to arrive in the year 1789. Depending on how reactionary your views are regarding the French Revolution, this may strike you as humorously prescient.

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An illustration of the Storming of the Bastille during the French Revolution in 1789. Photo12/UIG/Getty Images

Unlike with other astrological assertions, where an analysis might entail an elaborate hunt for the faintest hint of a correlation, the correlations in the conjunction theory of history seem to leap out from everywhere. It is roughly analogous to the engineering distinction between noise, in which nothing looks like a signal, and clutter, in which everything looks like a signal. Perhaps, though, an even better analogy can be made to cryptology: History, here, is like a secret code, with astrology as its key.


The art of concealing a message in secret writing is called cryptography and its practice is as old as writing itself, but deciphering a secret message without a key requires cryptanalysis—which emerged as a science only in Baghdad under the Abbasids. The father of cryptanalysis was Abu Yusuf Yaqub ibn Ishaq al-​Kindi, a man who was deeply devout, deeply mathematical, and deeply obsessed with astrology. His treatise On Rays, for example, has to be history’s most valiant attempt to give astrology—and magic—a firm, philosophical foundation.

As al-​Kindi recognized, the art of writing is itself an act of magic, in its power is to transmit thoughts and emotions across vast distances with symbols alone. Given al-​Kindi’s sensitivity to the power of symbols, it’s altogether apt that he, together with his famous contemporary al-​Khwarizmi, was instrumental in promoting the adoption of Hindu numerals. The magic of this system derives from the digit 0, which permits, through its use as a placeholder, every natural number to be expressed with just 10 abstract characters.

The Arabic word for the digit 0 is صفر, sifr. When this system was introduced to Europe by Fibonacci (of the famous sequence), sifr was Latinized as zephirum, which gave rise both to the word “zero” and the word “cipher.” To medieval Europeans, who were used to seeing a quantity such as one-thousand, two-hundred and two written as MCCII, the characters 1202 doubtless did look like a secret code, or cipher.

Living in Baghdad, where transcription, translation, and interpretation rose to the level of a spiritual calling as well as an intellectual one, al-Kindi would have been well aware of the power of symbols to conceal. But al-Kindi outstripped all of his predecessors in compelling symbols to reveal their secrets. His “Manuscript on Deciphering Cryptographic Messages” was the first to show that simple ciphers can be cracked by a technique known today as frequency analysis.

And yet, not all of the universe’s secrets are encrypted with a cipher. Occasionally, some of the deepest secrets can be found hiding right before our eyes. The practice of concealing a message in plain sight, so to speak, is called steganography, from the Greek stego (στέγω), meaning “cover,” and grapho (γράφω), meaning “write.” Steganography is a much more devious craft than conventional cryptography since, while it’s obvious that a text in cipher is concealing a secret message, however difficult it may be to decipher, the object of steganography is to deflect suspicion that there’s any secret at all.

Astrology presents endless layers of planetary patterns, from perfectly real to positively paranoid.

Simply put, anything can, and most everything has, historically, been used to cloak secrets in settings that are otherwise perfectly public, be it poetry, music, botanical drawings—or star charts. In fact, as recently as 1996, a hidden message was discovered to have been concealed in the astrological tables of a notorious occult manuscript from the 1500s. The mischievous monk who devised this scheme was Johannes Trithemius, the same one who predicted the political fortunes of the Jews. Remarkably, he even went so far as to write an entire book about steganography which, appropriately enough, he disguised to look like a book of spells for summoning spirits. (A pretty neat trick, don’t you think?)

The ability to look at the world and see what others cannot is generally taken as a mark of genius. But for every al-​Kindi, Copernicus, or Einstein, there have been thousands who insist on seeing connections that simply aren’t there. Astrology likes to hover on the boundary between the two, presenting endless layers of planetary patterns, from perfectly real to positively paranoid.

Returning to Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions, why were they so often interpreted as a code to the secrets of history? With a traditional cipher, the correct key results in a perfectly readable message, while the wrong key returns gibberish. With steganography, however, nothing can be ruled out. Anyone who maintains that there’s no correlation between the conjunctions of the planets and the events of world history is in the unenviable stance of having to prove a negative. The mathematical procedures pioneered by al-​Kindi, the original father of cryptology, are powerless here. We can, however, turn to the man who is rightly called the father of modern cryptology: William Friedman, best known for breaking the Japanese diplomatic ciphers in the run-​up to World War II.

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An allegorical engraving, from 1941, illustrating William Shakespeare doffing his “cap of maintenance” in honor of Francis Bacon, who some believe was the true author of the Bard’s works. Roger Viollet Collection/Getty Images

Oddly, William Friedman, America’s preeminent 20th-century codebreaker, began his cryptologic career when he was hired, with no prior experience, to search for hidden messages in the works of William Shakespeare. Specifically, he was asked to verify the existence of certain ciphers, to use the term loosely, supposedly proving that the works of Shakespeare were actually authored by Francis Bacon, the essayist, philosopher of science, and onetime chancellor of England. Proponents of these ciphers claimed that individual letters in the early printings of Shakespeare’s plays were marked in subtle ways. With a generous eye and a suggestive mind, true believers had managed to combine these letters into startlingly elaborate confessions that Shakespeare had been a mere front for the genius of Bacon. Friedman thought all of this was lunacy.

Later, during his retirement, Friedman was determined to settle the matter once and for all. In this, he was joined by his wife, Elizebeth, whom he had first met as a fellow skeptic in the original Shakespeare cipher group. Like William, Elizebeth would become a distinguished cryptologist in her own right, leading, for example, the U.S. Treasury Department’s efforts to decipher the codes of bootleggers and rum-​runners during Prohibition.

Operating according to the principles of unbiased scientific inquiry, the husband-​and-wife cryptology team published The Shakespearean Ciphers Examined in 1957, which demonstrated, one by one, that none of these so-​called ciphers could stand up to scrutiny. Their work is directly relevant to astrology because they address head-​on the question of how to determine if a signal, or pattern, or secret code is real. (Or if you’re just nuts.)

The Friedmans offered some rules to help determine if a signal, pattern, or secret code is real or imagined.

Generally speaking, there’s no mathematical formula or algorithm that can solve a steganographic cipher. The Friedmans did, however, stipulate two general conditions that any such solution must satisfy. First, whatever decryption procedure is proposed must give a sensible result when applied rigorously. The main problem with the so-​called Baconian ciphers was that their “discoverers” were constantly inserting letters here or skipping letters there to make their systems work. Such arbitrariness should be taken as an argument against these ciphers having been used in the first place. The conjunction theory of history exhibits a similarly ample amount of wiggle room, since the conjunctions themselves don’t need to coincide with any historical date exactly. Instead, it’s enough for a conjunction merely to foreshadow, in some vague way, an upcoming event or era. Thus the fiery triplicity said to presage the birth of Jesus is permitted to begin a full quarter-​century earlier. And plenty of other conjunctions, unattached to world events, are simply left out.

Yet, to give a counterexample, if I told you that the first letters of the nine preceding paragraphs, including this one, spells out ASTROLOGY (“And,” Simply,” … “Yet”), there should be no doubt that this message was placed there on purpose. The method is applied rigorously, and the probability of these nine letters occurring this way by chance is impossibly small.

The second general condition stipulated by the Friedmans is that the solution must be unique. As they demonstrated colorfully in their book, a decryption method that tells you that Bacon was the true author of Shakespeare’s plays can hardly be valid if the same method can be used to reveal that Theodore Roosevelt, Gertrude Stein, and even William Friedman himself were in on the plot. The significance of any one solution is diminished in accordance with how easy it is to produce competing, if not contradictory, solutions. As the Friedmans put it, “Just as there is only one valid solution to a scientific or mathematical problem, so there is only one valid solution to a cryptogram … to find two quite different but equally valid solutions would be an absurdity.”

Thus, whatever we conclude about the conjunction theory of history should, properly, depend upon how uniquely we think it correlates with one sequence of historical dates and not any others. This, in turn, suggests a pattern-​matching game. For instance, looking back at just the last 200 years, we can observe a remarkably strong correlation between the nine most recent Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions and the terms of U.S. presidents who either died in office, were assassinated, or survived near-​death mishaps.

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Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions appear to be harbingers of presidential deaths in office, assassinations, or near-death mishaps. New York Yankees’ championships follow a similar pattern. Courtesy Alexander Boxer

We could also, if we wish, note an intriguing connection between the conjunctions and the development of space exploration: 1901—​Orville and Wilbur Wright experiment with powered flight; 1921—​Robert Goddard experiments with liquid-​fuel rocketry; 1941—​Wernher von Braun begins development of the V-​2 rocket; 1961—​Yuri Gagarin is the first man in space; 1981—​the maiden launch of Columbia, the first space shuttle; 2000—​the initial manned mission arrives at the International Space Station.

And yet, maybe the true, cosmic significance of a Jupiter-Saturn conjunction is to ensure that the New York Yankees make it to the World Series, as, indeed, they have in every conjunction year since the game has been played: 1921, 1941, 1961, 1981, and 2000. (The first modern World Series was played in 1903.)

So, how many patterns can you pick out? Whatever you predict, get ready to have it tested. The next Jupiter-Saturn conjunction is coming: December 21, 2020, the exact date of the winter solstice.

How the Spanish-American War Changed World History

SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR

High School history fables taught us that the Spanish-American War of 1898 was a meaningless war instigated by the Yellow Journalist William Randolph Hearst. Here’s a typical history-book sample of the retarded drivel that is still being spoon-fed to captive audiences of dumbed-down students who are even awake to hear it:

“It is arguable that the Spanish-American War was perhaps the most pointless war in the history of the United States. Although it was not known at the time, the war was not truly fought for territory, for markets, for principle, or even for honor. Rather, it began because William Randolph Hearst, editor of the popular New York Journal sought sensational material to print.”

Certainly, Hearst and his rival at the New York World, Joseph Pulitzer, helped to poison the public mind towards Spain. But this idiotic and incomplete analysis ignores the “big picture” of the Globalist hand which moves the chess pieces. The Spanish-American War was neither “pointless”, nor insignificant. To the contrary, without the precedent-setting features, tactical acquisitions, and adverse side-effects of this unjust war, and the prolonged US-Philippines War which grew out of it, World War I, the Bolshevik Revolution, World War II and all the other horror stories of the past 100 + years would not have been possible.

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1- As outrageous and essential as their propaganda was, the belief that a newspaper circulation rivalry between Hearst and Pulitzer caused the war, as the first cartoon above suggests, is just as moronic. // 2- The shocking claim of Spaniards strip-searching American women was false.

As the turn of the century approached, America was strong, independent, and what the Globalists would call “isolationist” – a stupid propaganda term used to mock the desire to maintain peaceful commerce and neutral relations with foreign countries. The very thought of picking a fight overseas was as foreign to the American psyche as homosexual “marriage” or government housing.

The Globo-Zionist crime gang was not nearly as entrenched among the American elite as it is today, but the pernicious influence of the Globalists was indeed growing fast. Money Masters such as Jacob Schiff, John D Rockefeller, Rothschild front-man JP Morgan and others were already on board with the Globalist movement; as were media moguls like Adolph Ochs (NY Times), and the aforementioned Hearst and Pulitzer. America’s potential as a global ‘hit-man’ for the N.W.O. was not lost upon these One Worlders, particularly in regard to establishing a menacing naval presence from which the emerging U.S. bully could influence the affairs of Asia. Thus was born the idea for the first “Asian pivot” – the theft of the Spanish colonies of Guam and the Philippines.

The “problem” of overcoming American “isolationism” posed a challenge for the Globalists. Americans wanted as much to do with the affairs of the Asia Pacific as they did those of Mars or Venus. Besides, Spain wasn’t about to give away territories which it had benevolently ruled for more than three centuries. Concurrent with the desire to take Guam and the Philippines was a movement to annex Hawaii and make it an American territory. But in 1897, the annexation movement stalled due to the strong opposition of native Hawaiians and the inability of supporters to win a 2/3 majority in the U.S. Senate. What’s a Globalist to do?

1- Location. Location. Location. The stepping-stones of Hawaii, Spanish Guam & Spanish Philippines would enable the U.S. to project a presence in Japan’s backyard, with proximity to China and far eastern Tsarist Russia as well. //  2- Rothschild, Rockefeller and Jacob Schiff (above) had long range plans to control Asia.

It just so happened that the Spanish colony of Cuba was located only 90 miles off the coast of Florida. What if, using the pretext of “Spanish tyranny” over Cuba, the U.S. could pick a fight with “evil” Spain in America’s own backyard? The public might not get too excited about “oppressed” Spanish subjects 5,000 miles away, but certainly, the good and decent American people would never allow the poor freedom-seekers of nearby Cuba to be so oppressed by a European monarchy and get a nice treasure out of it as well, “Puerto Rico”.

And what if, using the cover of this oh-so-noble war for “Cuban liberation,” the U.S. could then chase the Spaniards out of the Asian Pacific and establish its own bases? Can you see the scam now? Toward these ends, a baseless propaganda campaign was suddenly unleashed against Spain, with Hearst and Pulitzer taking the lead in the press while certain U.S. Senators and Congressmen worked from inside DC.

Although the intensive propaganda campaign of 1897 and early 1898 had succeeded in poisoning the public perception of Spain, the reluctance to go to war of many in Congress, as well as that of the conservative President, William McKinley, still had to be overcome. Can you smell the false-flag event coming?

President McKinley was not impressed by the anti-Spanish propaganda. Some further “persuading” had to be done.

In 1897, The Globalist “Powers That Be” had arranged for the ambitious control-freak, New York City Police Commissioner Theodore Roosevelt, to be appointed as Assistant Secretary of the Navy. In February of 1898, TR, on his own initiative, ordered the USS Maine to provocatively sail into Cuba’s Havana Harbor (controlled by Spain). In a remarkable “coincidence”, the Maine “spontaneously” and oh-so-conveniently blew up, killing 251 American sailors. TR and the Yellow Press wasted no time in blaming Spain for the “mine attack.”

Assistant Naval Secretary Roosevelt murdered 251 sailors and then blamed Spain for it.

Spain strongly denied the false charges and invited an investigation into the matter. President McKinley continued to resist the demands and threats of the Congressional warmongers and the Yellow Press. But by April, the pressure for war was just too much for McKinley to resist. On April 25, 1898, America declared war upon Spain — a war whose rallying cry was: “Remember the Maine and to hell with Spain.”

Neither the Pope, nor the innocent Spaniards, nor the U.S. President were able to beat back the insane war mania and press propaganda which followed the destruction in the Maine.

Immediately after the war declaration, “Assistant” Secretary Roosevelt again took matters into his own hands by issuing an order for America’s Asiatic Squadron – stationed in British Hong Kong in order to “protect commerce” – to destroy the Spanish fleet based in the Philippines. Try not to laugh, dear reader; but Americans on the west coast were told that this outrageous act of aggression was a necessary defensive strike aimed at preventing a Spanish attack on California! The Battle of Manila Bay took place on May 1. It was a rout. Commodore Dewey not only destroyed the Spanish fleet, but also captured the harbor of Manila – effectively a U.S. body of water ever since.

On June 20, a U.S. fleet commanded by Captain Henry Glass, captured the island of Guam – a U.S. territory ever since. And finally, in July, the House and Senate worked their way around the 2/3 Senate requirement for annexing Hawaii by voting on a joint resolution instead. The “emergency” of the war is what finally enabled the establishment of a huge base in Hawaii (Pearl Harbor).

Philippines, Guam, Hawaii; yes, the war with Spain turned out to be very good for the future conquerors of Asia. Hey Teddy! Wasn’t this holy war supposed to be about “liberating” Cuba?

The war for “Cuba’s freedom” was really all about controlling Asia.

The totally lopsided war ended in August, after just 3 and 1/2 months. But not before the war’s most important instigator, Teddy Roosevelt, stepped down from his position and volunteered to “fight.” The grand-standing clown served just long enough to build his resume as a “war hero.” His mythical achievements as the fearless, horse-mounted leader of the “The Rough Riders” and “hero of San Juan Hill” would be hyped by the very same Yellow Press which propagandized for the phony war in the first place. In reality, the Battle of San Juan Hill was only a minor skirmish, fought on foot, in which Americans outnumbered Spaniards 15-1!

Just three months after the war had ended, Roosevelt was elected Governor of New York State. He had campaigned vigorously on his puffed-up war record, winning the election by just 1%. Then, as now, dumb Americans loved their “war heroes.”

The following year, 1899, McKinley’s Vice President, the equally conservative and pro-“hard money” Garret Hobart, conveniently died of a “heart ailment” (or poison?) at age 55. The same warmonger / “progressive” faction that had imposed the Spanish-American War upon McKinley, would now impose Roosevelt upon the reluctant President McKinley. In 1900, after an astonishingly rapid climb up the political ladder, the fiendishly ambitious TR was just “a heartbeat away” from the Presidency.

1- Idiotic false propaganda turned TR into an instant “war hero” //  2- Vice President Garret Hobart (r) died suddenly. Was he poisoned to make way for TR? // 3- With TR just “a heart beat away” from power, the Globalists need only to kill the conservative McKinley.

In September of 1901, President McKinley was assassinated by Leon Czolgosz, a Red terrorist-anarchist and devotee of the New York Anarchist-Communist Jew, Emma Goldman. How convenient! Pinko-Progressive Teddy Roosevelt became President and immediately began accelerating the process of converting America towards socialism at home and imperialism (New World Order) abroad.

TR waged a brutal war against the ex-Spanish colony of the Philippines. During TR’s war of aggression, 5,000 Americans and 20,000 Filipinos were killed, with as many as 100,000 more natives dying of disease. This was the Philippine independence movement’s reward for rising up against Spain, based on America’s empty promises. The formerly Spanish-speaking natives were then converted to the English language, which they speak to this day.

1- A Red’s bullet put a “Progressive” into the White House. //  2- Under TR’s reign of terror, Philippine rebels were tortured. // 3-  Cartoon mocks TR and the Banksters as being fans of Karl Marx.

In 1903, irritated by Colombia’s request for better terms for what was to become the Panama Canal, TR ordered a fake revolution in Colombia. The result was the newly formed puppet state of Panama. Colombia got screwed out of lease payments!

In 1905, TR, with Asian-Pacific naval bases now in hand, brokered a peace deal between Russia and Japan. Jacob Schiff’s money and TR’s anti-Russian peace deal helped to weaken the Tsar, who would be overthrown by murderous Reds in the decade to come. For this contribution towards anti-Russian Globalism, war-loving TR was awarded the phony Nobel Peace Prize!

In 1907, the megalomaniac TR sent “The Great White Fleet” to sail around the world as a show of intimidation.

In 1908, one year after the Bankster-engineered Panic of 1907, TR established the “National Monetary Commission” to study the crash and make suggestions. Nelson Aldrich, an in-law of the Rockefellers, was named Chairman. The NMC suggested the establishment of a Central Bank for America – which will eventually come into being in 1913 as “The Federal Reserve.”

This is how Bankster puppet TR rolled. Both personally and politically, he was a classic bully and a fake “man of the people” who set the precedents which many other Presidents would follow for the next 100 years. Great American author and essayist Mark Twain described TR as follows:

“Mr. Roosevelt is the Tom Sawyer of the political world of the twentieth century; always showing off; always hunting for a chance to show off; in his frenzied imagination the Great Republic is a vast Barnum circus with him for a clown and the whole world for audience; he would go to Halifax for half a chance to show off and he would go to hell for a whole one.”

Yes, indeed, TR did quite a bit of damage to America and, by extension, the world; and none of it would have been possible were it not for the Spanish-American War which created him, after he had created it.

1- Psycho TR’s ‘Great White Fleet’ – USA! USA! USA! // 2- Nelson Aldrich, David Rockefeller’s maternal grandfather, will help Schiff, Warburg, Rockefeller and Morgan to set up the criminal Federal Reserve scam. // 3- Mark Twain despised Roosevelt.

After a 10 year run of killing U.S. sailors and Philippine natives, ex-President Roosevelt took to killing elephants, rhinos, leopards and lions as a hobby.

In closing, let us review the adverse consequences and historical mutations which grew out of what one of TR’s backers described as “a splendid little war”:

  • The successful selling of the sinking of The Maine to the gullible public set the original precedent and template for all future false-flags and/or provocations (Lusitania, Pearl Harbor, Tonkin Gulf, USS Liberty, 9-11, the Sandy Hook non-shootings etc)
  • The legal, historic and psychological precedents for America going overseas to fight wars and impose puppet regimes was also established. Without which, US entry in World War I (just 19 years later) would not have been possible.
  • An imperialistic American/NWO naval foothold was established in the Pacific (Philippines, Guam, Hawaii). Without which, the 1905 undermining of Tsarist Russia, the 1930’s U.S. influence over China, and the associated harassment and provocation of Japan (World War II) would not have been possible.
  • Phony “war hero” TR, an unelectable “progressive”, was skyrocketed to the Governorship of New York, then to the Vice Presidency, and finally to the Presidency. Without TR, the establishment of the currency-debasing perpetual debt machine known as ‘The Fed’, and the 1912 election of Woodrow Wilson (yikes!) would not have been possible. (TR ran 3rd Party in 1912 solely for the purpose of splitting the Republican vote and unseating the conservative, William H. Taft.)

Those four monstrous ‘mutations’ alone spawned every other disaster of the past 118 years, making the “pointless” Spanish-American War, in many ways, one of the most important watershed events in American and world history. Indeed, the Spanish-American War was the ‘Typhoid Mary” of the world disasters which followed, and continue to unfold today.

Pearl Harbor and the destructive effects of perpetual war — It all traces back to 1898!

The Murder of Franklin Delano Roosevelt

In April 1945, the end of World War II was finally in sight. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, recently elected to an unprecedented fourth term as president, was at his Warm Springs, Georgia, retreat, sitting for a painting. He reminded the artist that she only had 15 more minutes to work, then complained of a sudden, blinding headache, lost consciousness, and died.

Quite frankly, even someone as suspicious as I would have bought that story, hook, line, and sinker. Roosevelt had been in bad health for years, after a bout with polio left him dependent upon crutches or a wheelchair. The doctors, seeing no real need for an autopsy, decided that it must have been a cerebral hemorrhage.

And so, FDR was buried and Harry S. Truman became president.

People think that conspiracy theories have come into their own only during the Internet age. But within four years of Roosevelt’s demise, a book titled The Strange Death of Franklin D. Roosevelt was published. And while speculation about Roosevelt’s death has remained in the background, over the years it has continued to be one of the most persistent conspiracy theories out there. Even the infamous Colonel X of Oliver Stone’s JFK, L. Fletcher Prouty, has weighed in on the question. So there it is: was Roosevelt murdered or did he die by natural causes?

The fact of the matter is that all presidents accumulate enemies, and a man who succeeded in winning four elections can be assumed to have accumulated far more than most. President Barack Obama is said to average more than 10,000 death threats a year. Even the relatively benign Dwight Eisenhower is reported to have received more than 15,000 such threats annually. And Roosevelt’s views in certain areas were likely to have created even more enemies for him. For instance, he:

  • Opposed using the atomic bomb on Japan
  • Opposed establishing Israel
  • Intended to dismantle the various British colonies scattered across the globe and help them become self-governing nations.

Just those positions alone would have painted a bull’s-eye on him several times over. Yes, FDR had his share of enemies, but could he have been murdered? What do those who buy into this idea hang their hats on?

Mostly, the “evidence” consists of allegations that cannot, today, be proven without exhuming Roosevelt’s body and conducting a full forensic examination. His last breakfast was supposedly laced with cyanide. His body turned black within hours of his death, an alleged result of arsenic poisoning. Although Georgia law demanded an autopsy, as in the case of JFK twenty years later, Roosevelt’s body was whisked out of the state without the legally mandated autopsy by state officials. That’s not an unsubstantiated allegation; that did happen. But that it was done for some nefarious reason is unsubstantiated.

The suspects are fascinating as well. Bill Hanson, in his book Closely Guarded Secrets, lays blame on the Nazis. Colonel Prouty says that Stalin advised presidential son Elliott Roosevelt that the “Churchill gang” had his father murdered, because they were afraid FDR’s postwar plans would destroy British influence around the globe.

He wrote that Stalin told him in late 1946 that his mother, Eleanor Roosevelt, was barred from the Soviet Union because she had refused to allow Soviet diplomats to see FDR’s body after his death in 1945.

Stalin said he wanted his ambassador to have a look at Roosevelt’s corpse ″because they poisoned your father, of course, just as they have tried repeatedly to poison me,″ Elliott Roosevelt wrote.

When Roosevelt asked who ″they″ were, Stalin replied, ″The Churchill Gang 3/8 They poisoned your father, and they continue to try to poison me.″

This was accomplished by a program of poisoning begun at the famous Yalta Conference and perhaps continued at Warm Springs. Emanuel Josephson, author of The Strange Death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, points out that one of Roosevelt’s closest aides, General Edwin Watson, became suddenly ill and died on the return from Yalta, the implication being that he had been poisoned as well. 

It is easy to make these claims, but difficult to back them up at this late date.  That Roosevelt’s body turned black within hours of his death could be indicative of a number of conditions. People with circulatory problems sometimes turn dark very quickly after death. This is hardly conclusive evidence of poisoning. Bill Hanson claims to have spoken to a member of the assassination team, but of course everybody is dead now and substantiating such statements is impossible. 

Was Winston Churchill capable of ordering Roosevelt’s death? Probably. Churchill was a pragmatic politician with a great love for his country. But all existing evidence indicates that the two men shared a warm friendship. Of course, that’s what’s out there for public consumption and the truth could be a different story.  Could be. That’s the pivotal phrase.

Two new theories have been put forward over the last decade. One pair of experts believes that Roosevelt actually died of melanoma, pointing to photographs of the late president with a tell-tale patch of skin discoloration above his eye. Yet another pair of experts postulate that Roosevelt never suffered polio, but rather that his paralysis stemmed from Guillaume-Barre Syndrome, an incurable condition of the nervous system. But the effects of GBS usually clear up in a short while after an attack, which seems at odds with Roosevelt’s long-term paralysis.

Sometimes, I think we want there to be more to a story than that offered up for the public. We want there to be a mystery. And sometimes there truly is. It is irresponsible to label every conspiracy as false and every conspiracy theorist as a nutcase. As always, I fall back on my vastly abbreviated version of Occam’s Razor—the simplest answer is usually the correct one. In this case, here’s a 63-year-old, paralyzed president with a history of high blood pressure, who served twelve of the toughest years in U.S. history. Even now, having read all of these varied theories, I am inclined to point at a cerebral hemorrhage myself. But the fact is, we’ll never know for certain.

Did You Know About The Many Presidents Before Washington?

As of November 2017, the United States of America had 45 presidents – well technically 44 people as Grover Cleveland was president twice – but there have been 45 presidencies since 1789. But have you ever thought about who ‘ran’ the United States before George Washington took office in 1789? The US called for Independence from Great Britain in 1776. Doing the math, there were 13 years between the Declaration of Independence and George Washington’s term as president, although the early ‘presidents’ began even earlier…

The Start of a New Nation

For many American colonists, declaring Independence from Great Britain was a surprise. Due to treason laws, the men who became known as the Founding Fathers, met in secret while determining how they would fight for independence from the Mother Country. And they knew that once independence was declared, it would be a fight to the finish. Therefore, there was a lot that transpired after the Declaration of Independence, namely the American Revolutionary War. However, even with the US at war with Great Britain, someone still needed to oversee the newly formed United States. So, who could that be? Step forward, the President of the Continental Congress.

Before we get too far into who the presidents before George Washington were, it is important to note that the Presidents of the Continental Congress and the Presidents of the USA ended up with different responsibilities. One reason for this is America, at war with Britain, was not truly independent until the 1780s. Even during the different presidencies of the Continental Congress, responsibilities changed. And one of the biggest differences was the term in office. There were many presidents for short periods before George Washington. The Continental Presidents could stay in office until they resigned or Congress felt a new president was necessary – at least before the Articles of Confederation were agreed.

The Early Continental Presidents

Payton Randolph

Peyton Randolph is known as the first President of the Continental Congress, or Continental President. He was given this title in September 1774 when everyone in Congress voted for him to be so.

Henry Middleton

However, in October 1774, Henry Hanson Middleton became the second Continental President for about a week, after which Peyton Randolph took over again, this time for a little under a month due to poor health. Once Randolph resigned a second-time due to his health and headed back to Virginia to be with his family, one of the most famous Founding Fathers took over,

John Hancock

Hancock stayed on as president until October 1777. John Hancock did not even step down as Continental President when Peyton Randolph came back for a period of time, though many felt Hancock should have in order to let Randolph assume his responsibilities. Unfortunately, all this debate ended when Peyton Randolph passed away suddenly of a stroke in October 1775. This means that John Hancock was the first President of the Continental Congress to preside under the US after the Revolutionary War broke out and after independence was declared.

Henry Laurens

Henry Laurens was the fifth Continental President and served from the time Hancock stepped down until December 1778.

John Jay

Laurens was succeeded by John Jay, who served until September 28, 1779. The seventh Continental Congress President was Samuel Huntington, who served from the date John Jay stepped down until a couple months after the Articles of Confederation were ratified in 1781.

Samuel Huntington

Continental Presidents Under the Articles of Confederation

Once the Articles of Confederation were ratified by all of America’s 13 states, the responsibilities of the Presidents of the Continental Congress began to extend.

Thomas McKean

Thomas McKean was the first Continental President to hold his full term under the Articles of Confederation, lasting from July 1781 to November of that year.

John Hanson

John Hanson was the ninth and lasted a year in office, from November 5, 1781 to November 4, 1782. Then it was the turn of Elias Boudinot from New Jersey, who was in place until November 3, 1783.

Thomas Mifflin

The eleventh Continental President was Thomas Mifflin, who served as president until June 1784. Unfortunately for Mifflin, he had a tough short term as Continental President as General George Washington resigned in December 1783 and then Mifflin had the challenge of trying to get enough delegates from the states so Congress could ratify the Treaty of Paris.

Richard Henry Lee

Richard Henry Lee of Virginia was the twelfth and resided in office from November 30, 1784 to November 4, 1785. The thirteenth was once again John Hancock, who filled the position from November 1785 to June 1786.

Nathaniel Gorham

After Hancock’s second term as Continental President, Nathaniel Gorham took over from June 6, 1786 until November of that same year. The last two Continental Presidents were Arthur St. Clair, who was in office from February to November 1787, and Cyrus Griffin who was president until November 1788.

Arthur St Clair

Cyrus Griffin

George Washington becomes President

The famous first President, and truly first president with the title and responsibilities of the President of the USA, took office in 1789 and served two terms as president, until 1797. As the majority of Americans know, George Washington is one of the most famous and heavily researched of all the United States’ presidents. However, Washington was in many ways not truly the first president of United States of America as an independent country.