100 Years of Conquered Rule
by Ron Holland
by Ron Holland: The
Seeds of Conflict: Anglo-American and Chinese History
people should know when they are conquered." Maximus responds,
"Would you, would I?" From the movie, Gladiator
years ago the American republic was overthrown and captured by financial
elites and money power during the Taft and Wilson administrations,
the first Republican and the second Democrat. Both the Federal Reserve
and federal income tax were born and you know the rest of the story
consisting of two world wars, the Great Depression and stock market
crash, the rise of communism and fascism and the Cold War. Since
that time directed current events, history and financial markets
have ruled at the expense of free markets and free people.
The minor policy
differences with one agenda shared by two different parties and
their presidents back during the Taft and Wilson presidencies are
somewhat similar to Obama and Romney today, should the GOP win this
election. The only real difference is in the political rhetoric
preceding the election. The America and republic established by
our founding fathers effectively died 100 years ago and real, productive
Americans have been a conquered people since that time.
Taft served as president of the US during the years 1909 to 1913.
In 1904, President Theodore Roosevelt had appointed Taft, his close
ally, to Secretary of War in order to promote Taft as his handpicked
presidential successor. In this way the widespread support for Teddy
Roosevelt helped propel Taft to the presidency in the 1908 campaign.
To some degree
Taft continued the imperialist foreign policy of Roosevelt through
his "Dollar Diplomacy" in Latin America and Asia, buying
and supporting corrupt leaders who would advance American political,
international and economic interests. In time, however, Taft's differences
with Roosevelt began to grow. He showed both decisiveness and restraint
regarding a revolution in Mexico but to former Roosevelt interests
and supporters, he appeared blind to the political considerations
to alienate many of his former constituencies and elite supporters
with his trust-busting aimed at powerful wealthy elites, the major
reason he was defeated in his attempt to secure a second term as
president. Along with Wilson, Taft will be forever hated and despised
by productive American citizens for passage of the 16th Amendment
that allowed Congress to levy an income tax without apportioning
it based on Census results among the states. Second, the Federal
Reserve Act was enacted under President Wilson on December 23, 1913,
creating the hated Federal Reserve System and granting it the legal
authority to issue Federal Reserve Notes.
It should be
noted that the Federal Reserve Act and the establishment of the
Federal Income Tax were criminally crafted and forced on the American
people by both parties during the terms of Republican Howard Taft
and Democrat Woodrow Wilson. Since these acts were passed Americans
have increasingly lost control of their federal government, the
value of the dollar has depreciated by more than 95 percent and
now all Americans suffer under a two-party monopoly that can be
neither controlled nor even impacted by productive Americans.
"mob rule" style democracy and closed political system
guarantees that ultimate control and policies of the power elites
will be enacted and carried forward regardless of public support
or opposition. Thus, since 1913 it really has not mattered which
party or presidential candidate has won the election because both
are controlled and act for the interests of the power elite.
in the 2012 election as has been the case during the previous
100 years voting is actually an exercise in futility and
only used to convey false credibility to a controlled political
system totally divorced from the people. Whether readers vote third
party or for either of the two monopoly parties, little of substance
will change despite the propaganda and political rhetoric offered
up this year, just like every four years.
It is easy
to say Americans should know they are a conquered people but do
we really understand the situation? Like conquered peoples during
Roman times believing they might still have power and influence
over those who ruled over then, the answer is sadly no.
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