Dialogue: Assassination #11 (1971-09-09)

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Dialogue: Assassination #11 (1971-09-09) Show Notes

Main Subject(s): RFK assassination

Updated 05/07/15: Added link to LATimes article.

– Mae opens with an offer to give Congressman Paul McCloskey the facts on the nations political assassinations, since he is running on a campaign of “truth in government.”  She reiterates her challenge to Jack Anderson to compare her facts on the John F. Kennedy (JFK) assassination against his team of investigators.  Mae touches on recent events including the support of Spiro Agnew for Vice President by the Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) group in Houston.  She talks about how this group was infiltrated and taken over by the “Munich Gang,” with the help of rich Texas business and oilmen.  She links the people backing Agnew as those who took part in the “Colonel’s Coup” in 1967, which overthrew the government of Greece, through the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) backed Pappas Foundation (some reading on the subject here).

– Mae adds a few more books to her reading list: “Inquest” by Edward Jay Epstein, and “A Search For Justice” by James Squires, Frank Ritter, and John Hemphill.

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Triumphant Plutocracy – Episode #5

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An insiders view on how bankers, corporations, and lawyers took over the United States Government and became the “Rulers of America” during the Gilded Age.  Written with true authority by a man who had a front row seat for it all, R. F. Pettigrew was the first senator from the state of South Dakota, and he made no friends during his time in the US Congress. These are his memoirs.


In this episode – Continued reading of Triumphant Plutocracy by Richard Franklin Pettigrew,  including Chapter VI: The Trusts.  Pettigrew’s 12 Years In Congress Fighting Trusts.  The Theory of Competition Abandoned.  Trusts Grow Out of Demonetization of Silver.  Trusts Propelled Into Power by the Spanish-American War.  Standard Oil Sets the Path for Combination.  Examination of the “Sugar Trust.”  Sugar Trust Declared Illegal by New York.  It Reorganizes in New Jersey.  Senators Deny That Trusts Exist.  New Jersey: Haven For Trusts and Combinations.  President of the Sugar Trust Testifies In Congress That It Manipulates Prices.  $25,000,000 Extracted In Three Years.  Trust Busting A Farce.  Congress Protects Trusts.

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History of Great American Fortunes Ebook

Current episodes of the History of Americas One Percent podcast have been reading from the 1936 edition of Gus Myers’ classic muck-raking, fact filled, historically significant tome, The History of Great American Fortunes.  As far as I know this version has not been available online for download.

I will not embed it here because of its massive size, but you can follow the link to download a copy in PDF format that is OCR searchable. Now you can keep up and read along with the podcast.

History of Great American Fortunes, 1936 edition (187mb)

HoGAF Book Review from 1910

In the latest episode (#16) of The History of America’s One Percent podcast, I quoted from a book review of Gus Myers’ History of Great American Fortunes that I had stumbled across in The American Historical Review, Vol. 15, No. 4 from July of 1910.  The review is, as expected, quite disparaging of Myers’ work, calling it “…gossipy,  abusive, one-sided, and discursive, and for purposes of sound scholarship the whole might easily be compressed into one-third its present bulk.”  Of course they have to call him mean and gossipy because name-calling is the last resort of somebody who cannot challenge the facts. It’s almost hilarious to see the reviewer bend over backwards in the very next sentence, to admit that Myers’ facts are indisputable, and his contributions to historical knowledge great…

Anyways read for yourself or check out Episode #16 of the podcast for a more extensive breakdown of the book review.

History of America’s One Percent – Episode #16

hogaf-logo-wip2In this podcast series we dive into the long and shadowy history of America’s ruling elite through the works of authors who were either silenced, suppressed, or forgotten, to discover the origins of the 1% and from where their power and wealth was, and still is, extracted.

Each recording will be approx. 1 hour in length to allow for easy consumption of the material.  The narrator will only interrupt the reading to provide insight, spell names, read informative footnotes, or provide definitions for archaic words.


In this episode – Continued reading of History of Great American Fortunes by Gustavus Myers.  Includes Part III, Chapter I:  The Seizure of the Public Domain.  Factory Owner’s Fortunes Lag Behind the Railroad Magnates.  Continuing Domination of Government By Business.  Vast Swaths of Land Into the Hands of Speculators and Corporations.  Land Speculators and Their Banking Adjuncts.  Land Continually Secured By Bribery.  The “Yazoo Claims” Scandal.  Congress Reacts to Scandal With New Laws.  Reform Laws Even Easier To Exploit.  Milwaukee, 1847: 6,400+ Land Claims and Only 40 Settlers.  Huge Gifts of Land to Railroads and Canal Corporations.  The Truth About Privatization: Canals Privately Owned, Publicly Financed.  4,000,000 Acres To a Handful of Canal Corporations.  Fraudulent Surveys Give Corporations Vast Copper Lands.  Valuable Natural Resources NEVER Recovered.  They Fail To Complete Construction.  Beg Congress For Further Gifts of Land and Money.  Cash the Great Persuader of Government.

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PART III, CHAPTER I – FOOTNOTES

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Dialogue: Assassination #10 (1971-09-02)

Mae Brussell Archive Show Notes

Audio for this broadcast available here.

Part of an effort to provide a searchable database of Mae Brussell’s life work. More info on Mae can be found here.


Dialogue: Assassination #10 (1971-09-02) Show Notes

Main Subject(s): JFK assassination, Warren Commission.

Updated 5/8/15 - Updated links to some articles.

– Mae talks about taking a two week vacation and just how much work goes into following the news everyday. She mentions the backlog of material she has which takes over a month to go through. She mentions Computers And Automation Journal (check it out here). She talks about a few articles in the back issues of this magazine, topics include: the JFK assassination, the lawsuit of Theodore Charach against the Los Angeles Police Departmant (LAPD), Edward M. Davis (former LAPD police chief), Evelle J. Younger (former California Attorney General), and Robert Houghton (former LAPD Chief of Detectives) for covering up the RFK assassination, how many coincidences make a plot in a political assassination, and the Jim Garrison investigation of Clay Shaw.

– Mae talks about receiving 1,900 pages of material from the National Archives from David Lifton. She talks about her theory that Lee and Marina Oswald were agents of the U.S. in some capacity. She reads some of the new material from the National Archives, including the working memos of the Warren Commission lawyers (mention of J. Lee Rankin and Arlen Spectre). She notes that the commission lawyers made comments on these working memos, and then reads how the lawyers wondered if Marina Oswald was more than just a simple peasant girl. The comments reveal that Marina had refused to identify her supervisors in Minsk. Another comment mentions the fact that Marina could have been used to “recruit” Lee Oswald while he was “assigned” to Minsk.

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Triumphant Plutocracy – Episode #4

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An insiders view on how bankers, corporations, and lawyers took over the United States Government and became the “Rulers of America” during the Gilded Age.  Written with true authority by a man who had a front row seat for it all, R. F. Pettigrew was the first senator from the state of South Dakota, and he made no friends during his time in the US Congress. These are his memoirs.


In this episode – Continued reading of Triumphant Plutocracy by Richard Franklin Pettigrew,  including Chapter V: The Tariff.  The Tariff Cuts Two Ways.  Republicans and Democrats Used the Tariff To Doll Out Favors.  Both Parties Represent Big Business.  Pettigrew Calls For a Tariff Commission.  Commerce As a Tax On Industry.  Stop Outsourcing Jobs!  Pettigrews View On Free Trade.  Free Trade: A Wonderful Idea In a Perfect World.  Rich Predicts the Asian Outsourcing of American Industry.  An Example of Plutocracy: Tax On Nickle.  How Free Trade Wrecks American Industry.  Why Mega-Corporation Hate Competition.  High Duties Placed on Cheap Items and Materials That Only the Poor Use. No Trust Was Ever Truly Broken Up.

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