Over 80 years ago greedy business men, power hungry politicians, and theocratic zealots banded together to kill FDR’s New Deal.
A coup was attempted to overthrow FDR using Veteran Associations.
The following is the Titans 80+ year history of democratic subversion.
Unless we defeat the GOP Congressional majority this fall, 2018, the hateful and heartless might succeed.
How did this begin? Ok, don’t laugh - Prayer groups. As silly as this might sound, it is true. One man got the bright idea to teach wealthy men that they had Godly permission to kill the New Deal. The titans were all ears to receive justification for their selfish, heartless agenda. They began meeting in small, secret prayer groups.
In time, this mushroomed into The National Prayer Breakfast. I cringe every year this meeting is announced, and so will you when you learn the history.
2010, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington asked President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders to refrain from attending the National Prayer Breakfast. Executive Director Melanie Sloan criticized the organizing group, The Fellowship, for being what she described as intolerant and secretive.
It is time we learn and teach our youth some important history. Perhaps share this via twitter and facebook with the brave, articulate Parkland students via twitter and facebook.
This article is organized as follows:
🎆 Preface, hopefully to inspire us to action.
🎆 Overview of the History of Labor and Social Security,
🎆 The 80 Year History of The Family, the theocratic underpinnings of US Politics
🎆 Fred Koch's History, father of Charles & David
🎆 The John Birch Society.
🎆 A Plea for Us to Get Organized and Act
🎆 Lots of References to back up the diary.
THE BIRTH OF UNIONS AND THE NEW DEAL UPSET THE TITANS APPLECART
🎆 PREFACE Who seems to be winning in this world? The 1% enabled by unbridled greed.
The following charts, etc help see histoey at a glance.
The Reagan tax reductions for the wealthy have repeated history.
Tax rates for the 1% dropped from 70% to under 30% with the stroke of a pen. US debt skyrocketed over night.
As this chart clearly shows, wealth distribution is grossly out of balance again. The Great Depression and WWII followed the last period of greed unleashed.
It was a dog-eat-dog world just like it is becoming again. Today hundreds of thousands of Americans who followed all the rules are unemployed, some for a few years now. They are America's new poor.
The poverty rates in America today are worse then they are in Egypt: 40% of Americans earn less that $20,000 a year! 50% earn less than $26,000 a year! And 72% earn less than $42,000 a year!
Here's proof of the deplorable state of income for most Americans in 2009:
The Titans have kept America wages flat for 30 years!
🎆 OVERVIEW OF LABOR HISTORY AND SOCIAL SECURITY
In 1933, the majority of Americans were suffering as the result of the Great Depression.
People forced FDR's hand and Social Security Act of 1935 became law. Click here to read the SSA of 1935. It's short and to the point..
Labor won many of its battles with blood. Unions were created to stand up for workers rights.
The Titan’s War Against Labor and The New Deal Was Launched.
🎆THE 80 YEAR HISTORY OF "THE FAMILY” aka Fellowship. The theocratic underpinning of American politics and of the so-called, world-wide AUSTERITY MOVEMENT.
This a bit long. It is an 80 year history with lots of links. You may want to bookmark or email the article link to yourself so you can read at your leisure and retain as a research source.
I do hope you will share this history via social media. We need to know the roots i order to weed this out.
There are Prayer Groups gathering in each State House in each state as well. It sounds innocuous; however, more than prayers are discussed. Prayer groups are how the Republicans recieve their talking points. It is how they pull off their parroting nationwide.
IN THE BEGINNING
1930's: Abraham Veriede, the founder of "The Prayer Breakfast organization now known as The Famly" aka Fellowship, began to organize an anti-Union battle in the Northwest.
He taught a new religion to America's CEOs, politicians, and the wealthy here and abroad. A Jesus justified assault on unions, the New Deal, social safety nets, fair wages, taxation, regulations, education, and human dignity.
A world-wide power grab was launched. (Here is an indepth report by a controversial writer, Wayne Madsen. I trust readers to use discernment here: EXPOSÉ: THE “CHRISTIAN” MAFIA)
The War: The Masses vs The Masters . Emphasis mine
Harper's Magazine broke the story in 2003, but few realized the global impact of The Family.
The Family was founded in April 1935 by Abraham Vereide, a Norwegian immigrant who made his living as a traveling preacher. One night, while lying in bed fretting about socialists, Wobblies, and a Swedish Communist who, he was sure, planned to bring Seattle under the control of Moscow, Vereide received a visitation: a voice, and a light in the dark, bright and blinding. The next day he met a friend, a wealthy businessman and former major, and the two men agreed upon a spiritual plan. They enlisted nineteen business executives in a weekly breakfast meeting and together they prayed, convinced that Jesus alone could redeem Seattle and crush the radical unions. They wanted to give Jesus a vessel, and so they asked God to raise up a leader. One of their number, a city councilman named Arthur Langlie, stood and said, “I am ready to let God use me.” Langlie was made first mayor and later governor, backed in both campaigns by money and muscle from his prayer-breakfast friends, whose number had rapidly multiplied. As Vereide recounted in a 1961 biography, Modern Viking, one union boss joined the group, proclaiming that the prayer movement would make unions obsolete. He said, “'I got down on my knees and asked God to forgive me... for I have been a disturbing factor and a thorn in Your flesh.'” A “rugged capitalist who had been the chairman of the employers' committee in the big strike” put his left hand on the labor leader's shoulder and said, “'Jimmy, on this basis we go on together.'” Vereide and his new brothers spread out across the Northwest in chauffeured vehicles (a $20,000 Dusenburg carried brothers on one mission, he boasted).
Their goal: A Proto-Fascist (Business run) Government, Union Free Country, Privatized Education, and the End of Social Safety Nets all in the Name of Jesus and Freedom.
Vereide organized Prayer cells throughout the US, Europe, and even in Asia/Middle East.
Doug Coe continued his work and The Family boldly broadcasts The National Prayer Breakfast each year.
Again, today there are prayer groups in every State Legislature, groups in every town in America, and within corporations.
Matthew Lyons outlines some missing threads of how The Family operates in his article: A powerful review of Jeff Sharlett's book, The Family, by Matthew Lyons
This is beyond the scope of Sharlet's work, but he does offer helpful bits and pieces, as when he notes traditionally strong ties between the Family and the oil and aerospace industries (19), or Family-organized seminars for executives in oil, defense, insurance, and banking (22).
All of that is broadly consistent with previous accounts of capitalist support for the Christian Right. (See, for example, Mike Davis, Prisoners of the American Dream (Do Read the Epilogue), or Thomas Ferguson and Joel Rogers, Right Turn: The Decline of the Democrats and The Future of American Politics, published in 1986.)
For those of you who haven't read Sharlett's book, you can find much of it online: The Family by Jeff Sharlett I highly recommend reading the Chapter called "The F Word", beginning on page 114, for a more detailed account of how and why The Family was launched by Vereides.
Within this Chapter, the connection between Vereides "religion", big business/wealth class, and politics was merged to become what I call The Scrooge Class Juggernaut of today: The Family.
Is it a stretch to say that Fred Koch, father of the now infamous "Koch Brothers" was associated w/Vereide? I think not. Fred was one of the biggest oil men at the time Vereides organized The Scrooze Class around his teachings of how Jesus could work for them.
Fred also spent YEARS IN Stalin's Russia where he found his wealth selling his OIL CRACKING Technology.
Is it possible Fred learned, first hand, how to organize the Titans there?
This is a shuddering thought because Wall Street Private Equity firms were busy last year buying up their own Private Armies like Blackwater and Dyncorp as well as gun and bullet manufacturers.
Here is an example. PRESTO, manufacturer of those Father's Day Griddles you may own, recently bought up the manufacturer of those Flash Bombs we've seen the Oakland Police launch at protesters. In fact, the majority of PRESTOs income is now made with War and Crowd Control products.
🎆. FRED KOCH'S HISTORY Here are some snippets about Fred Koch, the father of the now infamous Koch Brothers, and one of the Founders of the John Birch Society, whose message is echoing through the Tea Bag Party candidates, funded by Fred's sons today:
His beginnings and influence in the Soviet Union, Iraq, South Africa, other countries, and Kansas
Two pages of Fred Koch writings titled: A Business Man Looks at Communism Page 1 Page 2.
Archives of Fred Kochs writings, including a Complete version of a Businessman Looks at Communism. archive.org/...
🎆 I N T E R M I S S I O N 🎆
This same businessman was accused of steeling oil/$$ from Native Americans for years according to this Senate investigation.
1961 News article re: Fred Koch, "a high ranking member of John Bircher Society": Bircher Warns America of Massive Conspiracy 1964 News article: Koch Answers Drew Pearson "Smear Job" This 1964 article is a great read, as Koch spells out his business associations with Stalin's Russia. He also mentions Ford Motor Company and others also doing business w/Stalin in 1929, 30, and 31.
Abram(Abraham) Vereides taught Henry Ford, too. Fred Koch also had ties, through his family, with the Nazis according this this article: The Kochs, A Nazi Past, Oil & The Foundation of The Right
And it is well-known that Henry Ford was greatly admired by Hitler because of Ford's outspoken anti-semetic writings and his industrial prowess. So it is NO stretch of the imagination that Fred Koch was associated with The Family. Read this list of past and present members of The Family of both Political Parties.
🎆 The John Birch Society began in 1958.
By this time, Veriedes had penetrated all the big corporations, especially the oil industry, as well as legislations in every state/county/town and had expanded world wide, especially in Europe/Germany.
I believe we underestimate the depth and breadth of the combined success of those who combined their money, power, and religious persuasion to undermine a very wonderful, albeit historically short period of American History:
The Ozzie and Harriet America: Post WWII - 1980
The American tax rate was very progressive, a man's wages supported his family, housing was affordable, workers had rights to paid vacations and medical insurance/care. Good grief, even Nixon insured housing cost fairness.
Based on the now known history of Veriede's work, thanks to Sharlett and others, we now know that, the minute the ink dried on the Social Security Act, The Scrooge Class began concocting the antidote: Use/twist religion to enroll wealthy people w/promises of forgiveness and King-like worthiness AND use religion and its wedge issues to enroll the religious masses to vote against their own best interests.
In 1958 as Civil Rights heated up, members of The Family launched The John Birch Society. The Birchers were forced underground but they never stopped working.
I will share that, when I moved to a Red State in 1991, I was invited by an associate to join The John Birch Society. And they are winning.
Again, look at the Map of Governors above. There are now 22 States with "Right to Work" laws. Look around. Millions unemployed. Millions for more than 99 months. Millions were lured into buying homes and millions have lost those homes and any money they had invested in them. Pension funds were gambled away on Wall Street. The boomers 401Ks nearly vanished.
The money didn't disappear. Where did it go? Who has it now? How will they use it.
Private Equity Funds, with the help of Too Big To Fail Banks, and even Michael Chertoff went on a buying spree last year. Private Equity Funds now own their own armies, gun manufacturers, bullet makers, and any/all of the accoutrements of military support.
For instance, Why would a Private Equity fund, Bank of America, and Michael Chertoff work together to buy the now infamous Blackwater? And what do we taxpaying, nouveau poor masses get? $700 billion in TARP bailout for the very same banks refusing to finance small business and foreclosing millions of homes, each with a family tossed out into a country with no good paying jobs for most. The very same banks financing Private Equity Firms' purchases of a war machine.
THE SCROOGE CLASS
Alive, well, and thriving. And probably excited about all the new privatization opportunities as the Middle East Dictators topple, one by one. They belong to all political parties, their theocratic goals have infiltrated our military, and have our Supreme Court Justices attending and speaking at their Planning Meetings. 80 years of brainwashing works. The Tea Party is their spawned movement. Religious leaders have been psy-opping their sheep for decades in concert with one another.
THE SCROOGE CLASS JUGGERNAUT Is HUGE. It meets in Davos, it has hundreds of Think Tanks, Foundations, Publishing houses, and, well, Jesus Plus Everything needed to usurp democracy and even freedom. And most of the states now have GOP governors fully trained and indoctrinated who are financially supported by The Scrooge Class, the Koch Brothers being the most infamous these days. But they are just the tip of a very huge iceberg.
The social safety net is at risk of being shredded as deficit hawks, fully trained and indoctrinated, lie. Kansas is the home of the Koch Family. Kansas is also the home ofending pensions for state workers. How proud the State Legislators of Kansas must all be. How far down the rabbit hole must we fall before people here and abroad say ENOUGH? WHERE IS OUR ORGANIZATION that even comes close to THE SCROOGE CLAGG JUGGERNAUT'S PLAN?
🎆. A PLEA TO ORGANIZE
PLEASE VOTE, don't buy into the VOTING DOESN'T COUNT disinformation being spread. It's a ploy to rob you even more. The decades of vitriol and fear directed at liberals morphed progressives and the militarized power of conservatives (Blackwater, Cerberus, Veritas, The Carlyle Group), could be some reason for concern, do you think?
LOTS OF REFERENCES TO BACK UP THE DIARY
Not convinced that The Family has any power with our leaders? Check out this research. Sharlett's book is full of world leaders under The Family's tutelage. However, here's an on line trail you might enjoy. What would Doug Coe have to say to George Bush about Sudan?
Here's a reference to a letter from Doug Coe to George W Bush re: Somalia, from the library table of contents. Page 114. Google "Doug Coe" "The Clinton Library" Google "George H W Bush" "Doug Coe Google "Ronald Reagan" and "Doug Coe" About the Council for National Policy
Youwill find ample cross-connections between politicians and corporations in this secret organization.
THE COUNCIL FOR NATIONAL POLICY
Past/Present Officers & Prominent Member Profiles PART 1 ~ A - G Past/Present Officers & Prominent Member Profiles PART II ~ H - M Past/Present Officers & Prominent Member Profiles Part III ~ N - Z The Family's Veriedes and Coe's records within the Billy Graham library.
The Federalist Society , the organization that Clarence Thomas 'drops-in' to speak at meetings hosted by the Koch Brothers. Also affiliated and located throughout the US and even Europe.
Papers of James Edwin Orr - Collection 355 VII. Douglas Coe. Boxes 512-540.
Among the materials in this section are correspondence on most aspects of the Foundation's work; minutes of the boards of various fellowship organizations; briefing letters sent to Core members about fellowship activities; Core planning materials; file on the formal organization of Prison Fellowship; materials on retreats Coe participated in; files on the various international trips he took, plans for a worldwide call to prayer including among other Presidents Jimmy Carter and Daniel Moi and Pope John Paul II.
Tea Party Financiers Owe Their Fortune to Josef Stalin Transcript: Thom Hartmann asks Chris Hedges, have we witnessed the 'Death of the Liberal Class'? 9 Nov '10 A great analysis of the Market Manipulation on Wall Street.
The Scrooge Class Juggernaut is widespread, deeply rooted, and extremely well financed. However, they are few compared to the MASSES. Most of us here have lived during The Golden Years of American history, which has been unravelling since 1980s.
UNIONS: We owe a huge amount of thankfulness and appreciation for the thousands of Americans who fought The Scrooge Class in the first few decades of the 20th Century. We have reaped the rewards of their fight. Many, many died doing so. Had they not risked everything to carve out fairness for workers via unions and civil disobedience, our lives would have looked quite different.
CIVIL RIGHTS: We owe a huge amount of thankfulness and appreciation for all those who gave their lives ending the heinous Jim Crow policies that dogged this country for most of the 20th Century.
WOMENS RIGHTS: We owe a huge amount of thankfulness and appreciation for all those who gave their lives to improve equality and fairness for women. The list can go on. The conclusion is that our children, grandchildren, and theirs are facing a much bleaker life then we enjoyed IF WE DON'T TAKE SOME RISKS. If we continue to be quiet, quietly suffering, we will hand our progeny to a future much like that of the 1800s and the early 1900s, except they will have more technology to take their jobs and a privatized military/police force to keep them in line.
IT'S TIME TO STAND UP and end the Plans of The Scrooge Class Juggernaut. I hope that a few in each state with find the courage to use the USUNCUT Event Calendar to create an Event or start or join the OWS group in your area. It can be simple. Create the event to contact you if they are interested in meeting and helping to organize. Begin. Of course, be smart about it. Only meet in public places, don't get into a car with a stranger, make sure your family knows where you are going, share phone numbers/email addresses of your contacts w/family members, etc.
USE DISCERNMENT But please find the courage to start something that will allow progressives of all organizations in your area to gather together so that the strength of each progressive group can be strengthened by coming under one umbrella. If you click here you can read more about the huge potential gained by coming under one umbrella.
HAVE WE LEARNED FROM HISTORY? Hopefully, we have learned from history and can avoid the mistakes of others. We can identify and root out those who would, for personal gain of money and/or power, try to takeover. Leadership can represent the interests of all, as long as that leadership is accountable to the people. Secrecy must end.
LASTLY, unless the facts presented above are not enough to compel you to DO SOMETHING to push back Listen to this Rick Warren speech given to youth around the world. Warren's speech is a snippet of the same speech used by The Family. Click on this link to view a full transcript and/or listen to both Warren and Coe's speeches.
Share this with your friends so they will wake up to the harmful zealotry being used to stir up blind faith following Christian youth here and everywhere. Ask them to Be Not Fooled.
The intent of Warren, Coe, The Family, the Koch Brothers, ALEC, The John Birch Society, and the Right Wing, DINOs, and TEA PARTY is to hand our freedoms to a Theocratic Proto-Fascist/Corporation "governance".
Hitler was a Christian, too.: There is a temptation for the conversation to devolve into arguments of Religious beliefs and/or to bash religion in general and some specifically. In the context of The Scrooge Class Plan, this is a waste of our time. Religious arguing and intolerance actually feeds into the Scrooge Class Plan as it divides instead of unites. May I, with love, recommend we each Hold onto our personal beliefs and be tolerant of others, K? This isn't a religious war.
This is a rerun of the oldest war on earth. The WAR between the HAVES WHO WANT TO RULE and ENSLAVE (the 1%) and who drove these jets to Romney's private Park City retreat recently: And THE REST OF US, the 99%
The HAVES are amoral, cruel, heartless, vengeful, and potentially violent. The Rest of Us, for the most part, don't mind working our 40 hours a week for nothing more than a decent home, healthy food, adequate clothing, community safety, a good education for our children, and the ability to live with dignity until we die. We are not getting these needs met in larger numbers every year.
The STUPID HAVES can easily provide these things and still have money to burn. So, how else can we conclude that their theocratic fascist follies are based on something much more sinister than GREED?
Speaking of Greed, here's where the UBUR RICH meet regularly to learn how to be more UBURLY RICH.
You have not become familiar with TIGER 21. The media is hush hush about Tiger 21’s Up and Coming Oligarch Training.
Tiger 21 is relatively new, charges a $30,000 membership fee, and is where the Already Uberly Wealthy go to teach the Nouveau Uberly Wealthy and, through intimate seminars invite the Nouveau Uberly Wealthy to invest HUGE amounts in whatever is being exclusively offered to Tiger 21 members.
Bain Capital presents at Tiger 21, for example. TIGER 21 is a secretive group. Tiger 21 has taken this section off of their webiste, but I saved it before it was removed. Here's their Confidentiality Statement:
Each TIGER 21 member must honor the TIGER 21 rules of confidentiality, which require: • Absolute confidentiality with respect to any information a member learns about another member’s net worth, financial affairs or income. • Absolute confidentiality with respect to any private or non-public information with respect to the investments of another member. This includes the agreement not to engage in the trading of any public securities based on any confidential information that a member gains through involvement in a TIGER 21 group. Each member agrees not to compete against any other member for any investment the member learns about through the disclosures of that member
Everything in this article is disconcerting, imo; however TIGER 21 concerns me in a lot of ways. It is growing rapidly, and now beginning to go global. It looks like its a gathering place where the uber rich and plan together how to become uberly richer. They literally bring all their financial information to the meetings and let the other members see everything there is to see. That could easily open the door to insider trading....just saying. I'll be interested in your take.
I hope you will help spread this information far and wide.
The media has told pieces of the story, but they haven't pulled it all together that I can find.
If you click here you will find the list of my articles from 2008 — A huge range of subjects are covered; however, I am careful to provide open source citations with what I present.
We are on the precipice of Change, for better or worse?
Without you, it can be for the worse so join up somewhere to do good.
AT THE VERY LEAST, VOTE IN 2018 LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT, it may.
This article was originally composed in 2011 before the launch of Occupy Wall Street.
*********** ADDITIONAL "CONNECT THE DOTS" RESEARCH ************
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