Interesting “expose'” documentary but as almost always there is more to the story than what is presented all neat and tidy here.
The intriguing backstory dynamics noticeably missing from the program are:
1) the covert connection of the elite Rockefeller dynasty as the major funding source of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union and the Anti-Saloon League, the principal organized forces behind Prohibition (not the Klan),
2) the major religious schism of the Fundamentalist-Modernist Controversy between “conservative” Protestant fundamentalists such as found in the Klan and its acolytes, and the Rockefeller-sponsored “liberal” Protestant modernists (found first, in the Federal Council of Churches, later in the National Council of Churches), and
3) the role of Thomas E. Dewey, the “crusading” New York special prosecutor of Syndicate leader Lucky Luciano (convicted of prostitution racketeering) and his subservience to the Rockefeller interests in Gotham.
Dewey and the Rockefellers were fitted like hands and gloves. Thomas Dewey’s role as compliant tool and quintessential “Rockefeller Republican” enemy of the Old Right was something repeatedly emphasized by keen power elite analysts such as Murray N. Rothbard (see here and here).
The Bureau of Social Hygiene was incorporated by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. in 1913 as a result of his service on a special grand jury to investigate “white slavery” in New York City in 1910. The purpose of the Bureau was “the study, amelioration, and prevention of those social conditions, crimes, and diseases which adversely affect the well-being of society, with special reference to prostitution and the evils associated therewith.” A grant-making agency that emphasized research and education, the Bureau did not have an endowment but was dependent on financial backing from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Spelman Fund of New York, the New York Foundation, and individuals such as central bankster Paul Warburg and Rockefeller, Jr., the main contributor.
From 1911 to 1928, the Bureau’s main targets were prostitution, vice, narcotics, and police corruption. Between 1928 and 1934, the Bureau shifted its emphasis towards criminology, crime reporting, juvenile delinquency, social hygiene, and narcotics. The Bureau ceased making new appropriations in 1934, and by mid-1937 all previous commitments had been brought to a close.
Rather than a war between the Mafia and the KKK, it is the internecine intersection of the “underworld” of organized crime with the “upperworld” of the power elite (with the connecting link being illegal liquor/narcotics, the intelligence community and covert action operations), that fleshes out the “hidden history” of the American Deep State, with its vast noirsh archipelago of corporatist intelligence contractors and criminal syndicates networking across the North American continent.12:36 am on July 29, 2019 Email Charles Burris