Monday, May 19, 2008


A year and a half ago I presented this banned book for your thoughts. He actually gave numbers for profits of corporations. The poor giving to the rich and record profits for the wealthy is going on now as it was in 1918. Yet the answer to "Why is your Country at War?" remains the same.


Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Charles Lindbergh Senior - "Why Is Your Country At War?"

"Why Is Your Country At War?" by Charles A. Lindbergh senior written in 1917. (published in July) It was banned (copies burned and the plates destroyed) and the pocket sized version I read was falling apart. On line here lacking the picture of his beautiful daughter and granddaughter.

An article from "American Opinion" (now "THE NEW AMERICAN" from the John Birch Society) gives their very similar view here.

I was impressed with C.A.'s (He was called C. A. and that is what I will use from now on to refer to senior.) quotes and will use them to aid my explanation.

A book you can get through inter-library loan is C.A.'s 1913 book, "Banking Currency and The Money Trust", 318 pages. It explains the Federal Reserve Act and the troubles it will bring. The 1917 book, "Why Is Your Country At War?" follows up on the Fed Reserve scam and shows war profiteering by quoting profits of record. (something like today's

C.A. wanted a book to tell the average voter what was going on in simple language. Perhaps not so simple to today's readers, but worth knowing about none the less because we see the same things happening today.


On page 70 he mentions we are working more hours for less.

Page 82 - C.A. quotes a Lincoln letter to Mr. Elkins of Illinois. He seems to have helped in making Lincoln a hero (is C.A. naive or political?) whose transformation into a God amazed H.L Mencken. Quote: " ...As a result of the war corporations have been enthroned, and an era of corruption in high places will follow and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the republic is destroyed. I feel at this moment more anxiety for the safety of my country than ever before in the midst of the war."

Quote from the Hazard Circular - a letter from an agent of the English money loaners:
"Slavery is likely to be abolished by the war power and all chattel slavery abolished. This I and my European friends are in favor of, for slavery is but the owning of labor and carries with it the care of the laborers, while the European plan led by England, is that capital shall control labor and wages."
Employers will not have to pay for sickness or retirement.

Page 83 has a less "naive" C.A. quoting Jefferson on banking institutions being more dangerous than standing armies. This may be a slight misquote substituting "institutions" for "establishments" and a letter to John Tyler perhaps should be John Taylor, in a letter of May 28, 1816.
(dictionary of American quotes 1997: "Banking establishments are more danerous than standing armies" to John Taylor May 28,1816)

In a Jefferson letter to Monroe we have:
"We are completely saddled and bridled, and the bank is so firmly mounted on us that we must go where they ill guide."

From Jefferson writings:
"All eyes are opening to the rights of man. The general spread of science has already laid open to every view the palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred ready to ride them legitimately by the grace of god."

C.A. gives us the Ruskin quote Americans should hear everyday the U.S. carries debt:
"National debts paying interest are simply the purchase of the rich of the power to tax the poor."

Starting in Chapter IV we see that there are EXPLOITERS taking from toilers who do the work of the country. He gets his statistics from a Wisconsin professor:
50 years previous - 98% owned greater than 95% of wealth
Now (1917) - 2% owned greater than 60% of wealth

We see a similar trend in this century. In a very practical book everyone should read, Your Bank is Ripping You Off, 1997, the author mentions the Federal Reserve Act and then mentions that the banking industry employs 2% of the population yet they own 31% of the nations wealth. (This author may also explain better than C.A. that the Fed's prime rate is theft from the borrower to the super rich. Of course every one gets burned when a country falls into debt and this scheme just adds to that humiliation. Debt to foreign nations saps credit to Americans.) This author also mentions the Glass-Steagall Act which came from an investigation of the Crash of 1929 and it stopped banks from corporate underwriting. Now Paul Volcker and Alan Greenspan want more "freedom." This author correctly has the fortitude to disagree with these highly respected men.

On a world basis we are seeing that 2% owns half the wealth and what is different in this study is that if you have more debt than assets this gives zero wealth.

In a good book by a communist leaning fellow, James W. Loewen writes in Lies My Teacher Told Me, 2005, 1% own almost 40% of the wealth.

C.A. wasn't afraid to say we were tricked into war and wanted people to join the Non-Partisan Organization (League) to vote for economic reform (against the Federal Reserve) and against war.

He warned the Big Business owned press will call you a radical and obstructionist if you tell the truth.

He wrote neither of these parties which were, "...led and manipulated by an 'invisible government' is fit to manage the destinies of a great people...."

Called for bankers to be off the banking committee, predicted foreign loans would put the U.S. into the foreign war, and said special interests funded both parties.

C.A. mentions the "trick" they use to stay in power. By giving small amounts of stocks, bonds, and other interests to get small holders to vote for special priviledge the theft continues.

Patriotism is also used as a trick. C.A. writes, "Patriotism is worth nothng to the special interests except when it supports its system."

C.A. wrote don't be fooled, you must support "a true reform of our economic system."


Put transportation, mail, telephone and all natural monopolies under government control. (Not very libertarian)

Less military (war is unpatriotic) and more education - KNOWLEDGE is the key.

VOTE - or all the wealth will go to corporations. (We may be seeing this with another controlled depression that will sap the wealth of many Americans.)

ECONOMIC REFORM TO END WARS - (Kill the Fed. The wealthy may know all these facts. Author Gore Vidal, of the Kennedy clan, and their compound in Florida, outs the elites in Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace. (Insight from an insider?)

From C.A.: "Mankind is not reformed by punishment, and very seldom by force...." With a just economic system we can, "conquer the world and win the respect of all mankind."

He wanted, " equal opportunity for all and special privilege to none."

Greatest victory would be to get out of that system - meaning to stop the exploiters' stealing from consumers.


C.A. is saying, VOTE to make CHANGE which would be ECONOMIC REFORMS - END THE FEDERAL RESERVE which would stop the stealing by the elites and end unnecessary WAR.

Aside from these benefits, the respect of other nations is also needed today.

We still have UNDERLINGS doing the work of EXPLOITERS who benefit from the sweat of the TOILERS. Only the names have changed.


Site with Lindbergh book:

John Birch view:

More of the Hazard Circular in this article:

Your Bank Is Ripping You Off:

2% Owns half the Wealth:

Lies My Teacher Told Me

Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace:

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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Libertarian running for governor

Andy Horning has declared his candidacy for Governor. As far as I know he is unopposed right now in the Libertarian Party.

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