UNDERGROUND HISTORY

Those who don't know their history are doomed to repeat it,

to the delight of those in power.

 

 

"I am a revolutionist by birth, reading and principle.

I am always on the side of the revolutionists

because there never was a revolution

unless there were some oppressive and intolerable conditions

against which to revolute"

-Mark Twain

 

 

This is a picture of one of America's greatest heroes, although most Americans are unaware of his exploits, thanks to FOG control over even our history books. Big Bill Haywood devoted his life to improving conditions for American workers, and became an enemy of the state for doing so, living out his days abroad when it was obvious that he would either be imprisoned or executed for his labor organizing activities. Because of people like Haywood, all Americans enjoy better working conditions today. Corporate media executives have decided that it is more important that citizens know the name of O.J. Simpson's house guest, or other figures from the latest diversion.

 

The Republican Party began as a coalition of leftists. Karl Marx wrote for the English language press in New York supporting Abraham Lincoln's election as president.

Lincoln, who would be considered a leftist today, said "These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert, to fleece the people"  --Illinois legislature, January 11, 1837

Can anyone imagine a modern "conservative" member of Lincoln's party wanting to free slaves, or criticizing capitalism?

 

Robber baron John D. Rockefeller was responsible for the 1914 Ludlow (Colorado) Massacre in which a number of women and children were slaughtered because they were with their loved ones who were on strike against one of Rockefeller's mines. 80 year old union activist Mother Jones rallied the miners until she was imprisoned and deported from the state. Rockefeller, as one of the ruling class, was never brought to trial. When striking miners armed themselves for self-defense, they were attacked in editorials by The New York Times, which is always quick to defend corporate greed at any cost to the public interest.

 

"Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains"

-Thomas Jefferson

 

 

 

Henry Ford's pamphlet, "The International Jew: The World's Foremost Problem" brought him to the attention of Adolf Hitler. In 1923, when Ford was considering a run for the presidency, Hitler told the Chicago Tribune, "I wish that I could send some of my shock troops to Chicago and other big American cities to help." In 1938, long after the vicious character of Hitler's government had become clear, Ford accepted the Grand Cross of the German Eagle, the Nazi regime's highest honor for foreigners. Of the 350,000 trucks used by the motorized German Army as of 1942, roughly one-third were Ford-made and essential to Hitler's early World War II victories.

 

 

When Patrick Henry said, "Give me liberty or give me death," he kept slaves.

 

 

The great Lakota chief Sitting Bull defeated General Custer at Little Big Horn when his people were threatened by treaty violations. Other great Native American chiefs, like Geronimo and Crazy Horse, had military successes against the U.S. government in delaying the genocide. Geronimo, Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse were all murdered while in captivity after surrendering peacefully to the U.S. government.

 

 

QUOTES ON CORPORATE CAPITALISM

From our buried history,

National leaders alphabetical by name

"I think we are in a position, after the experience of the last 20 years, to state two things: in the first place, that a corporation may well be too large to be the most efficient instrument of production and of distribution, and, in the second place, whether it has exceeded the point of greatest economic efficiency or not, it may be too large to be tolerated among the people who desire to be free." --Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, testimony before the Committee on Interstate Commerce, 1911.

"Power that controls the economy should be in the hands of elected representatives of the people, not in the hands of an industrial oligarchy" --Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas

"Unless you become more watchful in your States and check this spirit of monopoly and thirst for exclusive privileges you will in the end find that the most important powers of Government have been given or bartered away, and the control of your dearest interests have been passed into the hands of these corporations." -President Andrew Jackson

"The people who own the country ought to govern it" -First Chief Justice John Jay

"The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic State itself. That, in its essence, is Fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or any controlling private power." --President Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Law! What do I care about the law? Ain't I got the power?"--Cornelius Vanderbilt

"The masters of the government of the United States are the combined capitalists and manufacturers of the United States." President Woodrow Wilson, address, New York City, 9 September, 1912.

 

 

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