“A STUPENDOUS NATIONAL DEBT”
by Michael Gaddy, ©2016, blogging at The Rebel Madman
(Mar. 28, 2016) — “The financiers’ motives in the war were not as glorious as the motives of many fine young men when they marched in ranks mowed down at Second Manassas, Fredericksburg, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Second Cold Harbor, and other such battles. The true object, for which those boys were uncaringly and needlessly sacrificed, was to transform national debt into private control of banking and currency in the United States.” ~John Remington Graham, Blood Money: the Civil War and the Federal Reserve (Emphasis added)
“The capitalists and stock gamblers in Europe, by their alliance with the political adventurers of America, carefully planned this war in the interest of despotism and the funding systems. They anticipated every argument, and prepared the public mind for war in advance. During the war they prepared for the debt and continued the war that the debt might reach its present enormous extent.” ~Henry Clay Dean, Crimes of the Civil War and Curse of the Funding System, Innes and Company, Baltimore, 1868 (Emphasis added)
For decades, the people of this country have been told by politicians, bureaucrats, members of the Supreme Court, school teachers, professors and many authors that the cause of the War for Southern Independence was fought to free an oppressed people and to preserve the Union of our forefathers. How surprising it will be for many to learn the real reason for the war is the same reason our country is currently financially destitute and governed by unconstitutional tyrants, all the while simultaneously involved in empire building around the world.
Every war this country has entered into in my lifetime has been to secure for the international bankers the assets of other countries and increasing the debt of our country using our military as the means of procurement; all the while lining their pockets with untold wealth while pushing this country farther and farther into financial and moral bankruptcy.
Who is to blame?
Of course, it is those ruffians in the South who insisted on perpetuating the practice of Slavery—-if one listens to the shills in the government and anyone else who profits from the above.
And to keep the fires of hatred and bigotry going it is necessary to hate the symbols of the South, not just the people. There is a large problem with all of these symbols of racial hatred and slavery. The Confederate Battle Flag has been the center of the attention for those who love to hate whatever the government tells them they are supposed to hate, but yet few could even tell you anything about the Bonnie Blue Flag or the three separate flags of the Confederacy. Why have the bigots and haters of anything to do with the Confederacy picked out only the Confederate Battle Flag on which to spew their hatred and venom?
The Cross of St. Andrew, a saltire on a background of blue, has a long and storied history seeming to originate in the Dark Ages at a battle between the Picts and Scots on one side and the Angles of Northumbria on the other. It represents the diagonal cross on which St. Andrew was martyred for he believed he was undeserving of the cross of Jesus.
The St. Andrew’s cross was the ensign carried into battle by none other than the Scotsman William Wallace, known to most folks of today as Braveheart. Throughout history, like Wallace’s reported last words, the ensign has represented Freedom. Could it be that the St. Andrew’s cross has been singled out for hatred and demonization because it is first of all a religious ensign and secondly it has been used for centuries by those who have engaged superior forces in their quest for Freedom and Liberty?
There has to be a reason that the lovers of big government chose the Battle Flag to demonize instead of the Bonnie Blue or the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd flags of the Confederacy. In the interest of full disclosure, the 2nd and 3rd flags of the Confederacy did feature the St. Andrews cross in the upper left-hand corner but the First National and the Bonnie Blue have no such markings.
Would any student, at any school, be expelled for wearing a shirt or other clothing bearing a likeness of the 1st Confederate Flag or perhaps even the Bonnie Blue? probably not, because people haven’t been instructed by the government and those ignorant of history to hate it. 99% of the teachers in our Public Fool System wouldn’t recognize either of the two flags as being flags of the South.
Those indoctrinated into government worship seem to have a problem explaining how a flag (US) that flew over the institution of Slavery for 89 years somehow represents freedom while a flag that flew over the Confederacy for 4 years is racist. It has to be emotions, for logically this makes absolutely no sense.
Is the hatred and condemnation of the Confederate Battle Flag by those who love and cherish a huge, centralized, unconstitutional government based on racism or could it be a deep-seated bigotry directed toward the spirit of the Scots-Irish and their religious heritage as represented in the St. Andrew’s Cross?
“In such a wild, uncharted place the book of God was vital, for it nourished their spirit and laid boundaries for their conduct. Other subjects simply had no relevance.” ~James Webb, Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America
So, can we assume that all who fly the St. Andrew’s Cross are racists? Well, that would include the people of the country of Jamaica whose population is listed as over 90% Black. The National Flag of Jamaica is a St. Andrew’s Cross in Jamaica’s National colors: Green, Yellow and Black.
“The Jamaica National Flag was first raised on Independence Day, August 6, 1962. It signifies the birth of our nation. The Flag brings to mind memories of past achievements and gives inspiration towards further success. It is flown on many triumphant occasions, showing the pride that Jamaicans have in their country and in the flag itself.” ~Jamaican government website.
If you are confused as to why a country that is overwhelmingly populated by people of the Black race can see pride, inspiration and achievement in their ensign (St. Andrew’s Cross) but those of us who are Sons of the South harbor racist ideas because we have pride in our heritage and ensign (St. Andrew’s Cross) of our forefathers, a crack is beginning to show in your big government idolatry. Quick, tune your TV to your favorite reality show or sporting event and have another beer, it will pass.
The national debt in 1860 was roughly equivalent to the national debt in 1791 but through the efforts of starting and prosecuting an unconstitutional war, the International Bankers were able to multiply that figure to over 5 billion dollars by 1866. Every month of the war perpetrated on the South and its people by Lincoln and his minions, including Salmon P. Chase, increased the debt by more than the entire cost of the Revolutionary War. In 1866, the interest on this massive debt required the payment of 292 million per year. The national debt of England was approximately the same as the US though the US was paying almost twice the interest that England was paying. Important to know and understand is who was receiving these interest payments.
“The war was planned to generate a stupendous national debt, mostly represented by bonds, and such a national debt was in fact generated. The private interests acquiring these bonds successfully plotted to secure the passage of legislation which enabled them to convert the paper by them acquired in financing the war into a new and dominant system of banking and currency under their ownership and control. And those private interests fully succeeded in their sinister program, and set up a huge financial empire centered on Wall Street from which they have ever since governed the United States from behind the scenes.” ~John Remington Graham, Blood Money: The Civil War and the Federal Reserve. (Emphasis added)
To hide the behind-the-scenes manipulations of the debt, Congress then proposed the 14th Amendment which contained in its 4th Clause wording that made the questioning of the national debt unconstitutional. Of course, it had to be adorned with an emotion plea to the masses concerning pensions for veterans but it still made questioning of the debt unconstitutional. The 14th Amendment was never properly ratified according to Article V of the US Constitution but the government and their willing dupes haven’t let a small thing like that slow them down.
Section 4. The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned… ~14th Amendment (Emphasis added)
(Author’s note: A failsafe method of discerning when one is approaching the truth as it relates to activities of the central governments and their supporters is to notice at what point does the government, its house servants, willing dupes and useful idiots began to throw an endless stream of invectives towards those who refuse to accept the government’s version of events. Common among those invectives are racist, neo-confederate, conspiracy theorist, homophobe, intolerant, anti-Semite, etc. When those words and descriptions are used one must compare them to the actions of any threatened animal, for the central government sees the exposure of its actual unconstitutional operations as a possible death sentence. They will always act accordingly.)
Before and during the Second War for Independence, the International Bankers had been involved with the economy of our Country since the days of Robert Morris, Alexander Hamilton and the First Bank of the United States.
“The reason Hamilton gave for favoring a large public debt was not to finance any particular project, or to stabilize financial markets, but to combine the interests of the affluent people of the country — particularly business people — to the government. As the owners of government bonds, he reasoned, they would forever support his agenda of higher taxes and bigger government. (He condemned Jefferson’s first inaugural address and its minimal government message as “the symptom of a pygmy mind.”) ~Economics Professor Thomas DiLorenzo (Emphasis added)
To finance their war the Lincoln administration first issued simple fiat currency (Greenbacks) which were backed by nothing. The International Banksters saw this as a threat to their domination. This is certainly made clear by the below editorial which appeared in the London Times:
“If this mischievous financial policy which has had its origin in the North American Republic during the late war should become endurated down to a fixture, then that Government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off its debts and be without debts. It will have all the money necessary to carry on its commerce. It will become prosperous beyond precedent in the history of the world. The brain and wealth of all countries will go to North America. That government must be destroyed or it will destroy every monarchy on the globe.” ~Who Rules America, C.K. Howe (Emphasis added)
Congress passed the “Exception Clause” on 25 February 1862 which had the strange effect of having the government refuse to accept the recently adopted “Greenbacks” for payment of duty on imports and interest on its own debts.
“Good for all debts both public and private except duty on imports and interest on Government debts.”
Obviously, the banking cartel owned enough members of congress (déjà vu all over again) to force the growing debt and bond market into the hands of the International Bankers.
(Author’s note: In part IV we will conclude with a study of Secretary of the Treasury, Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court; presidential candidate and namesake of the Chase Manhattan Bank and his efforts and successes in the destruction of our Constitutional Republic. We will also study how the unconstitutional disease of Chase extends to current Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts and the recently deceased, conservative icon, Scalia.)
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.