Sunday, September 23, 2012

Did London Banksters Really Threaten America in 1865?

A famous editorial allegedly printed in The Times of London in 1865 stated that British financiers were devoted to destroying the American republic in order to preserve the power of banksters and monarchs. We find no evidence for such an editoral.

We reprint the quote in question, admittedly quite incendiary:

“If that mischievous financial policy, which had its origin in the North American Republic should become indurated down to a fixture, then that government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off its debts and be without a debt. It will have all the money necessary to carry on its commerce. It will become prosperous beyond precedent in the history of the civilized governments of the world. The brains and the wealth of all countries will go to North America. That government must be destroyed or it will destroy every monarchy on the globe.”
This excerpt is frequently presented as the smoking gun to prove that international banksters have a long standing plan to gain control of the world. It is most likely that some of them have worked on such plans – plans to which chief bankster David Rockefeller acknowledges in his autobiography wherein he proudly admits to wishing to dismantle American sovereignty. Yet no one labels him a terrorist.
 
The editorial was presumably written in response to President Abraham Lincoln’s decision to bypass private bankers to finance the Civil War in favor of Treasury issued Greenbacks. This snub – predicated on strenuous objection to usury - supposedly infuriated the banksters who lost a golden opportunity for which they eventually thanked Lincoln with his assassination at Ford’s Theater in April 1865.
 
The aforementioned editorial is adduced to provide direct linkage to bankster ire, the Civil War, and Lincoln’s demise.
 
Because of the exotic nature of the quote and its implications, we wished to track down its provenance which we thought would be relatively straight forward, especially since it has been widely reproduced all over the world wide web. In each citation we consulted, we noted that no specific information was provided to document its source.
 
This lack of proper attribution alerted our suspicions which were confirmed in a WikeQuote.org discussion over this passage. One researcher noted that the earliest instance of it was September 2, 1898 in The Flaming Sword, Vol. XII. It subsequently appeared in ads for the Cincinnati Enquirer in 1898-99.
 
Although we suspect that others used the quote over the decades, one of the greater examples of its usage appeared in Gods of Money by F. William Engdahl published in 2011. The internet is rife with reproductions of the editorial extract – again, all without proper attribution.
 
The final nail in the coffin came from a researcher who stated that his search of the The Digital Times for the editorial yielded no results. To us, that is the final word on the subject. The editorial was the contrivance of a publicity seeking newspaper ad man.
 
While we agree that modern banking is sinister and inimical to freedom, we also deplore shoddy research and the use of myths and lies to advance a cause. Only the truth shall set you free. Hit it, James Brown.

Reference
http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Talk:Money

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