Triumphant Plutocracy – Episode #11

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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 XIII: The United States Supreme Court.  The Origins of the Constitution Redux.  Jefferson Not a Party to the Constitution.  The Ten Amendments to the Constitution.  The Importance of the Ninth and Tenth Amendments.  The Supreme Court: A Dangerous Usurper.  Jefferson’s Writings Reveal That the Tenth Amendment Was Written to Constrain the Supreme Court.  Marbury vs. Madison.  Thomas Jefferson: America Dead and Secretly Buried in 1819.  “It Is the Part of a Good Judge to Enlarge His Jurisdiction.”  Supreme Court Never Meant to Veto Laws as Unconstitutional.  Why the Supreme Court Abandoned the Practice of Each Justice Giving an Opinion.  The Notorious Dartmouth College Decision.  Rights of Property Holders Supreme to the Rights of Man.  The Judiciary Usurps the Powers of Congress Forever in 1857.  The Supreme Court Drunk with Power.  Tenth Amendment Destroyed by the Supreme Court.  The First Amendment Completely Gutted by 1920.  The Entire Bill of Rights Destroyed by the Supreme Court.  Laws Passed in Time of War Inevitably Enforced in Times of Peace.  The Supreme Court Has Always Been a Political Body.  What Is the Matter With the Courts?  Pettigrew’s Possible Remedies for the Supreme Court.

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History of America’s One Percent – Episode #22

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 III:  The Beginnings of the Vanderbilt Fortune, continued.  Vanderbilt the Foremost Pirate and Blackmailer of His Day.  His Exploitation of the Government’s Steamship Mail Subsidies.  Millions Made From Corrupting Postal Officials.  Government Funds Pay For Building of Entire Commercial Fleets.  E. K. Collins & Co. Line’s Enormous $1 Million Per Year Subsidies.  Postal System $5,000,000 In Debt By 1858.  Vanderbilt & Collins in Congressional Bribing War.  Indications That Their Competition Was a Facade.  Allegations Surface On Secret Agreement Over California Mail Subsidies.  Vanderbilt’s Huge Pay-Off: $56,000 Per Month of Tax-Payer Money, to Not Compete In California.  Congressional Testimony Blows The Lid Off Vanderbilt’s Blackmail Scam During the Covode Committee.  Vanderbilt Never Arrested or Charged.  He Retires From the Steamship Business in the 1860’s; His Millions In Blackmail Funds Intact.

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Dialogue: Assassination #12 (1971-09-16)

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 #12 (1971-09-16) Show Notes

Main Subject(s): JFK Assassination, Attica Prison riots, Warren Commission

Updated 5/31/15: Added more info on the Attica Prison Riot.

– Mae talks about a United Press International (UPI) wire report from Sept. 14, 1971, about the hostages in the Attica Prison Riot who were killed (read story here). How originally they were reported to have had their throats slit by convicts during the fighting, but how 24 hours later, the medical examiners report stated that 8 out of 10 hostages died from gunshot wounds by police (read special investigation report on the Attica Massacre here).

– Mae talks about an article in Computers and Automation Journal, from Sept. 1970, titled “PATTERNS OF POLITICAL ASSASSINATION: How Many Coincidences Make a Plot?” (read here).  She relates the political assassinations taking place in America to the 400 murders which took place in Germany after the end of World War I, which paved the way for Adolf Hitler’s rise to power.  How the German courts were used to cover up the killings.  How Mae believes that the German industrial cartels and Nazi leaders who did not want to co-exist with the Soviet Union (USSR), infested the U. S. State Department and Pentagon after the Third Reich’s fall.  How these groups are directly linked to the assassinations of John F. Kennedy (JFK), Robert F. Kennedy (RFK), and other political leaders.

– Mae returns to the Attica Prison Riot.  She notes how the prisoners were asking for certain prison conditions to be improved.  How 700 state troopers, 600 National Guard troops, helicopters, and sheriffs deputies from 14 surrounding counties all responded to the riots. How the sheriffs deputies came in their own vehicles, armed to the teeth with hunting rifles, pistols, military carbines, and shotguns, and how they were given riot helmets and other equipment. How up until the time that these troops went into the prison, the hostages had not been harmed.

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History of America’s One Percent – Episode #17

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, continued.  Corruption Totally Out of Control in America.  States Convene Constitutional Conventions in the 1850’s.  They Attempt to Amend the Constitution to Rid Themselves of Nonstop Corruption.  Two-Thirds of All Property in Massachusetts Owned by Corporations in 1853.  The Complete Impotence of the People to Stop Corruption.  155,000,000 Acres of Land to the Railroads.  Land Given On Strict Condition of Railroad Completion.  Railroads Bribe Congress to Extend Construction Periods.  Railroads Sell Off Land Instead of Building On It.  Only 607,000 Acres Recouped by the Government for Failure to Complete Construction.  These Small Forfeitures Overturned by the Judicial System.  The Supreme Court Legalizes Fraud.  Coal and Iron Declared Not to Be Minerals.  Railroads Relieve Themselves of Property Taxes Through Lobbying Government.  The American Aristocracy Emerges.  Laws Passed For Supposed Benefit of the People, Really Benefit Corporations. The Desert Land Law, The Stone and Timber Act, The “Cash Sales” Act, and The Exchange of Land Law.  National Forest Reservations: The Creation of Railroad Corporations?  Government “Accidentally” Includes Worthless Railroad Land in Forest Reservation Area.  Railroads Swap Worthless Land for Mineral, Timber and Agricultural Land.  The Plundering of Mineral Wealth Via the Coal Land Act.  Oil Companies Become Hotbeds of Bribery and Corruption.  Every Administration and Political Party Since the American Revolution Corrupted.

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PART III, CHAPTER I – FOOTNOTES Cont’d.

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History of America’s One Percent – Episode #15

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 II, Chapter X:  Further Vistas of the Field Fortune.  Marshall Field’s  Methods in Managing Corporations.  He Is the Shadowy Dictator of the Pullman Company.  Establishment of the Pullman Factory and Company Town in Chicago.  Workers Forced to Live On Factory Premises and Pay Rent.  The Company Charges Employees Two and Three Times the Cost of Utilities.  This Method Provides Free Water For Use in the Factory.  Employees Taxed $0.50 a Month For Having Shutters On Their Rental Homes.  Wages Slashed 25% During Panic of 1893.  No Decrease of Rent and Utilities.  Workers Monthly Wages Between $0.08 and $2.00 After Paying Company Rent and Utilities.  Workers Rack Up $70,000 Debt for Unpaid Rents.  Strike Declared in 1894 for Restoration of Wages.  Mainstream Media Viciously Attacks the Strikers.  The Company Hires Agent Provocateurs to Incite Violence.  They Burn Down Their Own Railroad Cars to Blame on the Strikers.  National Guard Called Out to Attack Strikers.  Strike Leaders Imprisoned Without Trial.  The President Sends In The Army as the Final Blow.  Congressional Commission Later Validates the Strikers Complaints.  Field Cheats on His Property Taxes.  The Trustees of His Estate Forced to Settle For $1,000,000 In Back Taxes.  Field’s Great Philanthropic Donations Boost His Real Estate Values.  His Millions Left to Two Boys.

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PART II, CHAPTER X – FOOTNOTES

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