Banker Plot to Remove FDR Was a Ruse
July 27, 2007
By Henry Makow Ph.D.
The 1933 "Banker's Coup" Was a Ruse
The story that Wall Street bankers planned to overthrow FDR in 1933 still makes the rounds in 2007.
Recently, the BBC named "Dubya's" grandfather, Prescott Bush as one of the conspirators. The NWO apparently still considers Roosevelt and the New Deal as propaganda assets. They want us to think the bankers don't run the government and fascism doesn't also take the form of Liberalism, Socialism and Communism.
The Illuminati bankers staged the coup to give FDR credibility as Wall Street's nemesis. As I will show, they routinely used such tricks to build up their Presidential puppet.
The conspirators (members of the "American Liberty League") approached retired Major General Smedley Butler to use 500,000 veterans to remove FDR and become a Mussolini-like figure.
Smedley Butler was absolutely the LAST man you would ask if you were serious. The most decorated Marine in history; Gen. Smedley Butler recently had been forced to resign by Herbert Hoover for calling Mussolini a "mad dog" and warning that his fascist cohorts "were about to break loose in Europe." Butler refused to retract his remarks and thus became a national hero overnight.
However, if you wanted someone to expose your coup (as he did; thought it "smacked of treason,") Butler was the "go-to" person.
Nor was Butler fond of Wall Street. He was touring the nation with a speech stating that the bankers used the US army as "gangsters for capitalism" -- thugs and debt collectors: "Looking back on it, I feel that I could have given Al Capone a few hints," Butler said. "The best he could do was .. operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents." ("War is a Racket" 1933)
"There was definitely something crazy about the whole affair," remarked Curt Gentry. "Butler who had gained prominence for speaking out against fascism, being asked to become an American Duce." ("J. Edgar Hoover" p. 203)
Nevertheless, Gentry and most other historians accepted the tale, indicating their function as highly paid flacks.
The story received its widest currency in Jules Archer's book "The Plot to Seize the White House" (1973). Judging from Archer's other works, he is either the Illuminati's best propagandist or biggest dupe (or both.)
His other subjects include such "defenders of the people" (Illuminati front-men) as: Trotsky, Mao Tse Tung; Chou En Lai; and Ho Chi Minh. He has also penned books about such elite-sponsored movements as feminism, civil rights and environmentalism.
WHO WAS FDR?
For the answer, we are indebted to a book by a courageous honest, public-spirited New York doctor, Emmanuel Josephson: "The Strange Death of Franklin D. Roosevelt" (1948.)
FDR was the scion of two Illuminati families, the Delanos and the Roosevelts. He was related to a dozen US Presidents: four on the Roosevelt side and eight on the Delano side. He was a third cousin of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
These families have some Jewish antecedents but they also have Dutch, German, Swedish and principally English blood. FDR's mother's father, Warren Delano made a fortune in the opium trade. His father James Roosevelt was Vice President of a railway and director of several companies.
FDR was a spoiled brat who always changed the rules to suit his whims. He was tutored privately, and failed law school but allowed to enter the bar anyway. He never held a real job. In the 1920's, he helped float some stock market scams. As Governor and later President, he was extremely suggestible, evasive and shifty. Louis Howe created his public persona and did his thinking for him. Howe was FDR's "alter and wiser ego." (102)
FDR had a small army of speech writers and sometimes there were screw-ups. For his Democratic nomination acceptance in 1932, he was handed two speeches with diametrically opposed views and read them both. (157)
After his attack of encephalomyelitis, the Rockefellers gave him a health spa at Warm Springs, Georgia. They subsequently funnelled millions of dollars to FDR in the guise of charitable contributions to his "foundation." (Dr. Josephson found that the institution did not accept charity cases and didn't issue financial statements.) (118-ff)
In Josephson's words, "Roosevelt was magnificently bribed to run for office. By the end of 1930, some $700,000 was poured into the coffers of the foundation ...[FDR] was the pathetic puppet of conspirators scheming the destruction of democracy and the establishment of an American monarchy." (95, 124)
In return , the US Treasury under FDR spent hundreds of millions bribing Saudi King Ibn Saud and building oil infrastructure in Saudi Arabia to benefit Standard Oil. (262-263)
Josephson said the basic doctrines of the Rockefeller Empire are "feudalistic monarchic government" ... "monopoly of every necessity of life and of national existence, and absolute dictatorship..." (86-87)
The rich must "divide and rule": " The people must be dealt with not as Americans but as minorities set at each other's throats, Labor vs. Capital, Black vs. White, Catholic vs. Protestant, Christian vs. Jew for e.g." (87) He could have added male vs. female and gay vs. straight.
FEIGNED OPPOSITION FROM WALL STREET
Rich degenerate inbreeds running for President naturally pretend to defend the public good. Naturally their banker-sponsors are willing to feign displeasure and opposition.
FDR learned the game from his cousin Theodore Roosevelt who pretended to be a "trust buster" while remaining a creation of the trusts and giving the country to them.
The contributors to FDR's 1932 campaign include a "Who's Who" of the US business elite, the same people who supposedly tried to overthrow him a year later: Hearst, Rockefeller, Morgan, Baruch, Du Pont, Astor.
In 1933, a group of "publicity men" advised that fascism was becoming unpopular in America and FDR could score points by opposing the Nazis. "They suggested that Hearst and his publications launch a sham attack on Roosevelt and at the same time pretend to support Nazism and Fascism, thus throwing the Anti-Nazis and Anti-Fascists into the Roosevelt camp." (167)
"As the perverters of public opinion expected, the gullible public raged at Hearst and flocked to the standards of Roosevelt, blind to the fact that he was giving them another of the same brand of dictatorship." (167)
The antagonism was an utter sham. Hearst employed FDR's son Elliot, his daughter and her husband! Similarly the public enmity of the munitions manufacturing Duponts was also a sham. Ethel Dupont married FDR Jr. !
"The Liberty League was then set up for the ostensible purpose of attacking Roosevelt and fighting his re-election. This served to throw the entire pacifist vote into Roosevelt's camp and helped reassure his re-election." (169)
Clearly the "Fascist Coup" was just another clever ploy invented by the "publicity men."
Curtis Dall was a banker and FDR's son-in-law. He portrays the President not as a leader but as a "quarterback" with little actual power. The "coaching staff" consisted of a coterie of handlers ("advisers" like Louis Howe, Bernard Baruch and Harry Hopkins) who represented the international banking cartel. For Dall, FDR ultimately was a traitor manipulated by "World Money" and motivated by conceit and personal ambition. (Dall, "FDR: My Exploited Father-In-Law" 1970)
The 1933 "Banker's Coup" is indicative of the trouble the financial elite takes to deceive the public. Until George W. Bush, no President did more than FDR to take America down the road to tyranny.
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