Friday, December 30, 2005

The Plot to Seize the White House

Anyone aware of a plot to take over the U.S. government in the 1930's? Well, there's a book about it. And apparently the book is rare and out-of-print. Tinfoil-hat types are pretty serious about it.

Haven't read it myself. I did download it an plan to read it. But given the times (the 30's), it wouldn't surprise me.


At 1:46 PM, Blogger Lynne said...

Another interesting page is

from the page:
"I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. The record of racketeering is long. I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras “right” for American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927, I helped see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested....

I had, as the boys in the back room would say, a swell racket.... I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was operate his racket in three city districts. We Marines operated on three continents...."—Major General Smedley Butler

An honest appraisal of war. Now, if we could only learn to teach peace.


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