Saturday, April 4, 2015

The Conspiracy to Murder William McKinley

Mainstream academic historians have long maintained that President William McKinley was murdered by a lone nut in Buffalo, New York on September 6, 1901. As is usually the case with the court historians, they are wrong or liars. McKinley was murdered in a well planned conspiracy.
Our non-court historian who provides the background for our interpretation of the McKinley murder is John Koerner who wrote a very slim volume on the assassination in which he concludes that the president was murdered by a conspiracy, a conclusion which we endorse.
Assassin Leon Czolgosz was indeed a drifter, having trouble holding employment, without wife or children when he murdered the president at age 28. But 2 court appointed psychiatrists found Czolgosz eminently rational and coherent. Those who had contact with him found him to possess exceptional intelligence. Thus it is incorrect to perceive Czolgosz as a deranged nut or mentally deficient, even if his ties to this world were nominal.
This detachment made Czolgosz an ideal murderer because he could be counted on to give himself wholly to the cause of murdering the president without any familial duties to hold him back, or check his rage.
The 1890s were economically tough for many Americans, although the plutocrats were living high on the fatted calves they slaughtered daily and off the misery and toil they inflicted upon enslaved workforces. Thus it is not unreasonable to see how Czolgosz would be attracted to an ideology which advocated violence towards those in authority.
However the brand of violence to which Czolgosz was attracted was anarchism - violence for violence's sake to take down the established order. This has been the stated goal of Jewry since the French Revolution which toppled the Ancien Regime and its affinities for Christianity.
Czolgosz was thus no patsy, but he hid very well the identities of the conspirators who murdered the president. Although he went to his grave with many secrets, those secrets did out when co-conspirator David Caplan spilled the beans to the FBI in 1914 when the very ties which held no sway with Czolgosz, prompted Caplan to unload his burden with hopes of seeing his family while incarcerated in federal prison for the bombing of the Los Angeles Times building.
Though McKinley was a plutocrat's sock puppet, he earned the great animosity of Randolph Hearst whose columnist wrote in 1900 that if killing be the only way to eliminate bad leaders such as McKinley, then so be it. Other influential figures lambasted the president.
McKinley's jurist approach to the sinking of the Maine undoubtedly infuriated Hearst since the California plutocrat was hell-bent on a war with Spain to launch an American empire. Hearst most likely never forgave McKinley for wanting to determine the cause of the sinking of the USS Maine before declaring war on Spain since America's industrialists caused the explosion in the first place as we described in a previous blog posting.
At the other end of the economic spectrum, McKinley faced severe criticism for being in the pocket of the plutocrats. So intense was antipathy toward McKinley that he was the subject of at least 200 death threats during 1898.
Returning to Czolgosz, one of the more interesting questions Koerner raises is the sudden appearance of affluence in the unemployed man's life in August of 1901. Since money doesn't grow on trees - except to mainstream historians - one needs to find where the murderer got the money to live so sumptuously during his last weeks before taking the president's life. The money trail will lead to the real killers.
More specifically Koerner notes that by August, Czolgosz could not pay the $1.75 per week room and board at the farm he was staying in West Seneca, NY. However, he managed to make his way to Cleveland, whereupon his return to Buffalo, he stayed at a Broadway Avenue rooming house for $2.00 per week where he flashed $50 bills. To put that in perspective, average income for all workers in the United States was $438 per year. A man of Czolgosz' occupation would have earned substantially less.
So when one sees Czolgosz suddenly living a relatively flashy lifestyle, one naturally asks where the money came from especially given his chronic unemployment. Koerner supplies the answer with Emil Schilling, treasurer of the Liberty Club, an anarchist group with which co-conspirators Abraham Isaak and Emma Goldman were tied.
Given the club's location in Cleveland and Czolgosz' trips there in 1901, Koerner makes the eminently reasonable conclusion that Schilling was the source of the funds.
Emma Goldman also made at least 2 trips to Buffalo in July and August of 1901 to ostensibly visit the Exposition as well as family. However Koerner lays out the case that she was actually visiting Czolgosz to plan the murder of the president, for Czogosz was her disciple, and the two had known meetings in the past.
Both Schilling before the assassination, and Goldman many years later, go to extra and unnatural lengths to distance themselves from Czolgosz and the assassination, but in a manner which recalls the Shakespearean line, "the lady doth protest too much, methinks." Czolgosz returned the favor by going way out of his way to exonerate Goldman, claiming that he and he alone was the lone assassin of the president. It is all amateur theater for the stupid.
Koerner also points out other anomalies in the assassination which point directly at a conspiracy, one of whom is the man in front of Czolgosz in the presidential reception queue whose very strange behavior in line points to his role as an accessory to the murder. He is positioned so close to Czolgosz, even to the point of leaning back as he walks forward, so that he can help conceal Czolgosz' weapon. He also acts to distract the Secret Service Agent by holding on to the president's hand too long, forcing agent George Foster to turn away from Czolgosz to disengage the unknown Italian accomplice from the president, thus giving Czolgosz excellent opportunity to shoot the president at close range.
This elaborate ruse, along with another one Koerner describes about the receiving line, points to the fact that the plot was well planned, with nothing left to chance.
A very alarming anomaly Koerner notes is that the official photographer for the Buffalo Exposition was not in the Temple of Music where McKinley made one of his most important appearances. It was unlike the highly professional deportment Charles Arnold displayed at the Columbia Exposition in 1893, and unlike his assiduous work at the Pan-American Exposition. However, he is unexplainably absent from the Temple of Music, indicating that he was prevented from entering the hall, with the most likely suspects being the Secret Service, all 3 of whose agents were supposedly outwitted by Czolgosz and his 2 accomplices in line.
Without the photographic evidence, it became impossible to track down Czolgosz' accomplices, especially when the commissioner of the exhibition ordered the clearing of the Temple which made it utterly simple for the criminals to escape. Did the Secret Service conspire in the murder? We save that question for another day.
Another extremely strange event after the assassination occurred at the hospital where McKinley was operated on. An alleged doctor from St Louis, Edgar Wallace Lee, barged into the operating room demanding that he perform the operation on McKinley. Without verifying his credentials, he was accepted on to the surgical team, and most likely misoperated in order to ensure McKinley's death.

The very next day, after evincing so much concern about the president's health and well being, Lee disappeared almost without a trace.
The exposition doctor, Roswell Park, was inexplicably away from Buffalo performing another operation, an arrangement undoubtedly engineered to guarantee his unavailability for the president's emergency. Park proved only weeks later his ability to expertly handle abdominal surgery when a patient with nearly identical wounds as McKinley's was very successfully operated on by the doctor.
It now becomes very evident that a vast cabal of murderers capable of reassigning the photographer and doctor, and of manipulating the receiving line and Secret Service agents, conspired to murder the president. These unfortunate events which aided the murderers were the results of a conspiracy - not random acts of coincidence.

Emma Goldman's face lit up when the Chicago police officer interrogating her after her arrest announced that McKinley was dead, even though he told a lie. While her response is not a smoking gun by any means, it is yet more evidence of her involvement in the murder as the Caplan confession reveals.
Anarchism was a Jewish movement which played on legitimate grievances workers had with their plutocratic overlords. But anarchy's true goal was to pummel and attack Western governments. The murder of McKinley was only one in a series of regicides the anarchist Jews had perpetrated over the previous 7 years. Just the year before, anarchists murdered King Humbert I of Italy.
While hatred of the West was the immediate motive for murdering its leaders - the religion of Evil - it is worth exploring any policy motives for removing McKinley. In other words, what policy shifts occurred after Theodore Roosevelt took command? Answers to these questions widen the conspiracy web to Hearst and Jacob Schiff.
Thus we concur with Koerner that the weight of evidence accumulates to the point where the best explanation of the murder is a conspiracy involving Czolgosz, Goldman, Schilling, Isaak, and many more who have escaped justice.
John Koerner, The Secret Plot to Kill McKinley: Conspiracy, Curses, and Ghosts in Western New York, Western New York Wares, Inc., Buffalo, 2011, 120pp.
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