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The Men Who Built America: Remembering The Gilded Age Part 1

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It is perhaps time to look back at what once was. In Part 1 of the 4 part History Channel series, a new war begins as out of the turmoil of the Civil War, America enters an age of enlightenment that will change the landscape of the country forever. The growth is driven by five insightful men who will change the world forever. John D. Rockefeller, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford and J.P. Morgan rose from obscurity and in the process built modern America. Their names hang on street signs, are etched into buildings and are a part of the fabric of history. These men created the American Dream and were the engine of capitalism as they transformed everything they touched in building the oil, rail, steel, shipping, automobile and finance industries. Their paths crossed repeatedly as they elected presidents, set economic policies and influenced major events of the 50 most formative years this country has ever known. From the Civil War to the Great Depression and World War I, for better or worse, they led the way.

 

 


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Fri, 02/22/2013 - 00:25 | Link to Comment newengland
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True.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 01:52 | Link to Comment epwpixieq-1
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He died penniless, because he was a true discoverer ( according to his words ).  Ones he discovers an unknown natural electrical phenomena he vigorously developed and amazingly efficient machinery for using it.

When he developed the AC Electrical vibration transmission system, and won the 10-year-long battle with the amazingly inefficient DC (Edison) system, all the big financial interests were investing in the power distribution systems via wiring/cabling.

The "electrical power to the people" but through the wires owned by the Big boys ( and of course by plants owned by them too ).

J.P. Morgan basically burned his lab, with much of Tesla's work, in order to make Tesla come to him and ask for financing. This is how Tesla got to be dependent on Morgan.

After coming back from hist amazing 1-year-long Colorado Springs research term, in 5 years Tesla files 5 of, according his words, greatest achievement patents "that will benefit humanity immensely" associated with the "true wireless/cableless power transmission" - note that this is NOT transmission through the air but through the GROUND. The ground pays the role of a wire!

Of course, with this revolutionary totally NEW power transmission system, anyone heavily invested in the power transmission system using wires would have lost basically everything. So guess what happened. Morgan, the sponsor of Tesla's research, called back all of his money, and make sure that no one else helped the great(est) inventor.

More about the "True Wireless" ( cableless, a transfer of energy and signals through the ground ), a technically enlightened person can find out here: http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/tesla/esp_tesla_34.htm

And to add some bonus, to those of you with curious minds: think about who invented the transistor ... hit it is NOT Bell Labs.

"Dr. Moray developed a bi-polar semi-conductor as early as 1927, making a complete disclosure to Dr. Harvey Fletcher of the Bell Laboratories" : http://www.phils.com.au/moray.htm

"Dr. Fletcher later became head of the department at Bell Laboratories that developed the transistor."

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 02:10 | Link to Comment otto skorzeny
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that's bullshit-I was rescuing Il Duce from Gran Sasso that day-or was I banging away on Eva Peron- whatever I was doing it was fucking awesome.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 05:28 | Link to Comment falak pema
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lol, Sir Milosevic...

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 02:11 | Link to Comment RebelDevil
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Amazing find! Thank you!

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 01:58 | Link to Comment RebelDevil
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He was a genius, but he was also a pussy. That's just a fact.
If he was more assertive, he would have been even more sucessful.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 00:02 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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Well if it's from the history channel I'm sure it's accurate.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 00:18 | Link to Comment HowardBeale
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And everyone assumes that this "progress" these psychpaths brought is a good thing...

What if: There had never existed a psychopath like Morgan, Dimon or Blankfeind?

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 00:24 | Link to Comment dick cheneys ghost
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Or Kissinger, Ichan, Ackman, Lieberman, Rothschilds.................

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 01:48 | Link to Comment alien-IQ
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Without the "contributions" of JP Morgan, perhaps school kids would know that the father of modern electricity as we now know it was Nikola Tesla and not Thomas Edison.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 00:23 | Link to Comment the grateful un...
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just to be semantic the men who built america are the workers, the men who conned americans are the subject of this program

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 00:29 | Link to Comment newengland
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The men and women who built America gave everything: their lives, money, land. One for all, all for one. Worker is the correct description for all of them, regardless of their social status or money. That is what makes America different from other places. It is a very great pity that historical revisionists have sold modern people the idea that the Republic is a democracy. It isn't.

Freedom is earned, not given. Community is earned, not given.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:45 | Link to Comment GMadScientist
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Freedom is a birthright. Community is built.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 00:30 | Link to Comment JR
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John D. Rockefeller made America great by absorbing his competition, co-opting the politicians, and breaking the barriers with monopoly.

If there had been no former restraints on monopoly in this nation, the passing years would have seen the Standard Oil Company move into ownership of every industry and every piece of private property in the United States.

John D’s idea was to own all the means of production, from crude oil to refined gasoline to the dispensing of gasoline at the pump – and all the transportation in between. He owned congressmen and he owned state legislators. And if they didn’t acquiesce to what he wanted, he punished them; and then he colluded with others to starve his competition out, using government as his weapon.

Capitalism may mean the private ownership of the means of production, but capitalism isn’t owning public officials.

And the benefits just kept coming for ol’ John D.

“John D. Rockefeller made his initial fortune in oil but soon gravitated into banking and finance.  His entry into the field was not welcomed by Morgan, and they became fierce competitors.  Eventually, they decided to minimize their competition by entering into joint ventures.  In the end, they worked together to create a national banking cartel called the Federal Reserve System.”  ~ G. Edward Griffin

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 00:54 | Link to Comment newengland
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Yep. The academic term for that is corporatism: the marriage of state and big commerce; called fascism by Mussolini - or socialism or communism by the Rothschild funded Bolshevik Revolution, and Zionists.

Interesting side note: corporatism was founded by the Catholic church when it sought to calm divisions, and forge a third way.

Interesting that Blair the Liar and latter day Catholic convert talked about a 'third way'.

The people vs the powerbrokers. This is what it is, as it ever was.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 00:36 | Link to Comment Peak Everything
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Any monkey with lots of cheap fossil energy can do what they did, provided you do it first and before energy becomes expensive.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 00:57 | Link to Comment otto skorzeny
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true dat-your extraction prices tend to go up a bit when you are drilling miles down offshore to get at it. the rockefellers were able to pick the lower fruit.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 01:02 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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Hard to believe that we threw our boys into WWI after suffering through the civil war; that was a huge egregious waste of life and resources.  I see that as the beginning of the Military/Industrial complex pushing the U.S. into wars it should not be involved in.

The real end was 1913, the beginning of the income tax and the Federal Reserve.  From there came funding for excesses in Wall Street and Washington unrelated to the benefit of the common citizen.  The roaring 20's and the requisite backlash of social programs of the 1930's; both crippling the rewards to the individual for working hard, being responsible, and saving.

It's been a see-saw between these two paradigms of crony capitalism and entitlement socialism, rather than government getting the hell out of the way and not trying to benefit corporations or be the most inefficient chartiy in all of human history (government).

Things really haven't changed in the past 100 years, other than the collusion between these two paradigms to crush industry and thrift; all while pretending that there is a battle between the two and distracting generations from the real problem.

 

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 01:31 | Link to Comment newengland
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End the Fed.

End the foreign domination of the USA, the Republic, and ruin of the Constitution.

The gangsta bankstas and their political pets are out of control, and out of their minds. The people named in this article were collaborators (apart from Ford and maybe Carnegie ), not makers of the Republic: one for all, all for one; earned, not given. 

 

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 09:50 | Link to Comment Edward Fiatski
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True.

I view the U.S. Income Tax as a well-designed remover of liquidity from a system, which could go horribly wrong & hyperinflate - its institution on the populace was necessary to install the FED in place and to leverage the money supply for the War like there's no tomorrow.

Gold? They knew Gold was a "barbarous relic" even back then. :) Multiply by x50 FTW.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 01:08 | Link to Comment diesheepledie
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"John D. Rockefeller, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford and J.P. Morgan"

Heros and patriots all. America needs men like this now more than ever. J.P. Morgan personally put his bank on the line, working with the treasury to get us out of the dark ages and the modern banking system we have today. Rockefeller employed hundreds of thousands and made America the industrial giant it is today. A proud part of our history!

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 01:47 | Link to Comment newengland
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JP Morgan sank the Titanic, and his shills have hid it ever since. He was the man who booked the most expensive suite, and stood on the dockside as the ship sailed away...sinking his commericial rivals who opposed his support for the Federal Reserve Board founded in 1913, and the dollar has lost more than 95% of its purchasing power since then.

You are 'an educated fool' or 'useful idiot', as Lenin said.

The international financiers win. You lose. Idiot.

One of those rivals was wealthier, willing and able to support a great American whose invention would have provided electricity at negligible cost. That rival died gallantly, rather to see women and young people put in the few lifeboats available.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 02:42 | Link to Comment DavidPierre
Fri, 02/22/2013 - 04:51 | Link to Comment Edward Fiatski
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Correction: Olympic, not the Titanic. :-) An explosion below the waterline can do wonders to any vessel.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 01:43 | Link to Comment alien-IQ
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Is that a photo of Henry Kissinger on your avatar? Seriously?

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 01:54 | Link to Comment newengland
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And apart from his Kissinger avatar, he has the bloody cheek to praise Rockefeller, the freak co-founder of the Trilateral Commission and Bilderberg Group which seeks a technocratic new world order and depopulation for its chosen few - those few bailed out by the many.

Fcking freaks. Jail 'em. Don't bail 'em.

Sat, 02/23/2013 - 12:08 | Link to Comment diesheepledie
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Yes. No.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 01:13 | Link to Comment Seasmoke
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the winners , get to write history

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 01:17 | Link to Comment e_goldstein
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Revisionist tripe.

What's next, a tribute to St. Lloyd Blankfein?

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 05:30 | Link to Comment izzee
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I couldn't get past the 1st 5 mins of that History Channel tripe.....Yeh  Rockefeller and JP Morgan looked like Chippendale dancers....and Carnegie was really buff with a turned up nose, Vandeerbuilt....sooooooo manly throwin' that punch at the fat dweeb.

As soon as I saw Trump and (gag) Cramer ...I puked in my mouth and shut the thing off

If young people today get their "histereee" from this TVoid distortion...we are indeed raising a generation that would make the Fuhrer proud....everyone is sooooooo good looking in that California way.  How could they possibly do anything wrong.

good grief....Tyler.  what crap

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 01:24 | Link to Comment q99x2
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I as ruler of the Universe shall have their names removed from history and thus the history channel be compelled to destroy, of their own accord, their propaganda documentaries.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 01:39 | Link to Comment alien-IQ
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My jaw damn near hit the floor when I saw ZH pimping a History channel "documentary"...and one about Rockefeller, Morgan et al? Fuck me running...

To believe that a corporate advertiser driven network is going to air an unbiased documentary about those "titans of industry" is not unlike believing that you can derive nutrition by connecting a tube from your ass to your mouth.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 02:02 | Link to Comment Tsunami Wave
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The History Channel either:

1.) Is not aware how how much theft they've committed, corruption & tinkering with our political system they've done, or how bad these men are.  They are most likely wowed by how powerful these people have become, and are profiling their wow-ness.

or

2.) They know & are aware of how much genicide, theft of the wealth of nations, and other bad things they've committed, and are willingly (or forcibly) talking about them anyway.

 

Most people have no idea who or what John D rockefeler, J.P. Morgan, Carnige, etc. have done.. remember.  The history books I remember reading years ago in High School oddly went into detail of who these people were and what they've done.  Funny enough, they were the ones that also had the most control of our education system, and had the textbooks changed (from their foundations, universities they've founded, laws passed, etc.) so they're mentioned in a positive light - and also erased the bad they've committed.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 02:14 | Link to Comment newengland
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2

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 05:46 | Link to Comment medium giraffe
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"is not unlike believing that you can derive nutrition by connecting a tube from your ass to your mouth."

Hahahahahahahahaha :) +1

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 01:43 | Link to Comment RebelDevil
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Yeah! One of my favorite series is now on the net! XD

The story of how 5 greedy BAMF MEN who turned America into the global superpower.

Even though they were greedy and destroyed democracy, they dominated over all the fucking pussies who didn't have the drive to create something for themselves.

Now we must do the same to elites, and take back liberty!

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 01:44 | Link to Comment which way weste...
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These are interesting shows

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 01:53 | Link to Comment captain whitewater
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All you critics trash the big dogs all you want.  We would have lost WW1 and never been able to recover to fight WW2.  We would be speaking either Japanese or German and not have any freedom to write most of the stupid and unintelligent crap I see posted at this site by Obama loving and jew hating fools.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 02:10 | Link to Comment newengland
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Fool, newbie. No O'bomba lover or Zionist lover on ZH. Do learn to comprehend specific English language. Fool.

Money is 24/7, color blind. Values are priceless. Get some. Fool.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 02:16 | Link to Comment otto skorzeny
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those wars were fought on behalf of the bankers-I stopped believing in grandiose ideas of wars fought for mom and apple pie when I stopped believing in the Tooth Fairy.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 05:47 | Link to Comment squexx
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Anyone who hates the Satanic Tribe can't be all bad!

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 01:59 | Link to Comment q99x2
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Financier Nat Rothschild, co-founder of coal miner Bumi, was defeated in his bid to oust the company's current chairman and chief executive on Thursday

Maybe this means the US will be allowed to use its citizen's coal to generate power again.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 02:06 | Link to Comment newengland
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Nat the Prat thought he could screw some easterners, and they screwed him instead. No honor among thieves.

Mandy's got his back ;-)

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 02:19 | Link to Comment scaleindependent
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I cant believe this crock of shit, here in ZH!

Identification with the agressor, methinks Tyler.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 02:34 | Link to Comment aleph0
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Has anyone here read "Our Crowd" ?

... "Our Crowd" : The Great Jewish Families of New York (Modern Jewish History)...

 

According to the book, it was the early German Jewish Community that really built America and allowed it to evolve.

Families like .... the Seligmans ( Dry Goods & Banking ) ... the Schiffs ( Railroads & Banking) ,  and many others.

Many of these families emigrated from Germany and started life as peddlers - i.e. with nothing.

The book goes into amazing detail ... at the end , around 1920, the era of these great families came to an end, when JP Morgan and Rockefeller took over the scene.
i.e. The good guys were long gone by then.

 

The connection to the Rothschilds  in London is also explained ... in detail.

Fascinating book ...   A must read !

 

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 02:52 | Link to Comment newengland
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Great Jewish families arrived long before then. George Washington visited them in Rhode Island. They assisted the Republic; bear the goodness and wrongs of the Republic, the USA.

The New York jews you laud are less so. Certainly, their banks and allegiance to Zionism is anti-Amercan.

Dual passports are traitorous. A man cannot serve two masters. 

Choose: American or Zionist.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 03:01 | Link to Comment aleph0
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..."arrived long before then."...

Do you mean 1920 ?

 

The book deals with the EARLY settlers and ENDS with 1920.

May I suggest you read the book first ?

 

 

Re: Rockefeller ...

 The Last Word on Snake Oil

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xat9xSos_7g

 

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 03:13 | Link to Comment newengland
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Jews arrived in New England in the 1700s, and their money centered in Rhode Island funded great ships and trade for the nascent Republic.  I am fed up with revisionism. Zionism is a new thing, coming long after jews aided the Republic, and bear equal responsibility for our rights and wrongs.

In WWII, only American troops refused to give up their jewish comrades to Nazis. Think on that. Our land,, our blood, our money.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 03:38 | Link to Comment giddy
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...ummm...those familes are sorely missed... now we're left with the TBTF neo-bolshie azzholes doing gods work...

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 03:45 | Link to Comment JOYFUL
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Fed up with revisionism huh?

Ready for a little history then?  "Jews" flocked to "New Holland" a century before your latecomers, and set up their usual weapons n drugs scams under the protection of their Calvinist hosts...

upper Hudson River tribes were bribed with muskets and firewater to begin a ceaseless campaign of terror against their blood Brethern north of the Falls when the homegrown supply of fur ran out - the usual suspects in an unbroken time line right through to the present...golden triangle/golden crescent drugs n weapons trade...

your Rhode Island great ships and traders were slavers, running to Africa with their liquor and buying bodies to bring back to the Indies...any aid received by the Republic from them was incidental to the 'aid'  they gave themselves. Same deal with the later New England gang who made their loot from opium in the Orient, and with it launched an assault upon all the smalltime bootstrap Merikans who actually built businesses and knew how to run them...

cabbalist sionism ain't nothin new - just the fancy packaging provided by their shill apologists. Henry Ford knew...and paid the price for refusing to shut up about it!

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 10:46 | Link to Comment DOT
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As might be infered the City was, of course, involved England dominated the Slave Trade from the early 1600's.

btw: the big players back in the day were those fun loving and peaceful Quakers.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 04:53 | Link to Comment Edward Fiatski
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What about triple passports? :)

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 09:20 | Link to Comment CJHames
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When did you write this book, and are you offering autographed copies?

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 02:50 | Link to Comment besnook
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funny how so many of you think business and politics should be some fair and polite affair. the era of the robber barons was the only time in the usa that the free market reigned and all of its manifestations were realized and exposed. labor even had balls of steel to fight for it's piece of the pie.  today's robber barons are common thieves compared to these guys, producing nothing of value while sucking out the lifeblood of the nation arrogantly believing they are genius astute businessmen aided by the craven politicians selling their services for pennies screwing the cowered people into compliant submission. the wealth of the nation created by the robber barons was replicated through out the world resulting in two world wars ultimately uplifting the lives of millions in the western world(and japan) even as millions died to defend the old status quo and fight for the new world order.

the cycle is nearing completion as the old new world order gives way to the new new world order, maybe the final world order. there will be hell to pay. that is the way of the world according to human nature.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 02:59 | Link to Comment newengland
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Schmuck. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is the inalienable right of every American, and you surrender to mere money. Fool.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 19:44 | Link to Comment bilejones
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" Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is the inalienable right of every American"

 

So how come these rights have been aliened?

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 03:49 | Link to Comment Kastorsky
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what a bunch of BS.

No wonder country is turning into shithole.

Brainwashing is omnipresent.

It's like saying Stalin built Russia, Louis the 16 France and Mugabe Zimbabwe. 

There will be no recovery, no "taking republic back" until all generations with this shit in there heads die off.

All those "freedom loving" idiots don't want freedom - they want better slavery!

"They took our jooobs!!"

Abandon all hope! 

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 03:57 | Link to Comment Kastorsky
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built ameika?!

What the fuck not to build?

Kill all natives, grab the whole continent, import slaves.

Some fucking achievement.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 04:15 | Link to Comment Pretorian
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Jim cramer , jack welsh... green span all US patsy leading today america in the movie. 

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 05:26 | Link to Comment medium giraffe
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What gives with the NWO propaganda?  Is ZH really just another Psy-Ops site or is this a symptom of Stockholm syndrome?

Weird one Tyler.  Weird.

Sat, 02/23/2013 - 02:43 | Link to Comment putaipan
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friday night fodder ..... best thread i've seen here inna while. thanks tylers.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 06:00 | Link to Comment frenchie
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except Ford (and maybe Vanderbilt, but i have no info), the other folks were judo-masons so i doubt their impact was ultimately beneficial for all the US goyim...

Sat, 02/23/2013 - 02:50 | Link to Comment putaipan
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i keep imagining that scottish sumo character in austin powers ...."in mah bhelllly !".  judo-masons....

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 06:17 | Link to Comment frenchie
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p.s. the match Taylor-Montebourg continues :p

http://www.leparisien.fr/economie/patron-de-titan-montebourg-l-echange-d...

(in French)

getting better & better

apparently the US gov is trying to cool down the thing etc...

lol² continues

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 06:24 | Link to Comment falak pema
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the title should read : The MEn who hi-jacked the American Republic...into a Corporatist Combine.

What Marx said about Capitalism's final destination they have effectively achieved in the 1980-2008 period of its current prolongation.

And WB7's photoshop is the perfect iconisation of that time line.

Good Ole RR and MAggie working for the perpetrators of this capitalist oligarchy scam; all the while singing we will avoid taking the Allende/Soviet "road to Serfdom" by liberating America's and UK's entrepreneurial potential. Why they couldn't have ensured a fairer balancing act between "statism-tax profligacy/entitlement so easy" and "corporatist greed thru monoply supply side frenzy - all built on debt/cheap oil", is beyond me...

They had it all when the Berlin wall fell...and they blew it up in hubristic derivative duck soup and outsourced chinese noodles!

Now that is simply not understanding the Roman decadence historical precedent and resulting meme...What good was Dear Henry's shuttle diplomacy and Trilateral "detente" sweet serenading; to these latter day NWO suited Oligarchs, if they forgot such simple historical road maps from the past leading to inevitable Pompeian decadence ?

Towering like a colossus...dixit Wolfowitz "right man's burden" meme! And what ensued...

"Well done!"... As Marx's ghost must be saying in his graveyard in London. "Now I can  sleep in peace!"

The basic tenet of what these men represented is that the capitalist market in the industrial age makes the relationship in society : producer boss-consumer slave. A materialist dialectics as predicted by Marx to a T!

WHY? Where is the competitive advantage to society as a whole? ...'Cos we keep innovating to increase our own capitalist leverage by controlling the nation state in regulatory capture; aka crony capitalism.... And it  trickles down  for your perpetual benefit consumers!'

Wow, wow, wow...we are so lucky! Right???

And Republic and citizenship takes second place to that fundamental new relationship. That is soooo true today! 

This model has now won; we are collectively there today, and in winning it has shown us its own limitations : they have to QE to infinity to save their own necks or go back to world Armageddon. Which destroys the basic consumer/producer paradigm as prime driving force of society. It becomes evident that MArx's critique was right and the citizen has to reassert his rights to avoid becoming a perpetual serf to past meme of recurrent violence. PAx Americana has not produced the goods, if anything made things more polarised and contentious in society.

Where is that horizontal, level playing field, that halcyon dream of upward momentum?

What have we learned in the "we the people" meme? 

.....

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 10:54 | Link to Comment shovelhead
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That the Viet Minh, Algerians et al. didn't care for French 'liberation'?

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 12:17 | Link to Comment falak pema
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thats a given but not a taken; as our societies cannot live w/o Niger's uranium and Gabon/Congo's oil and I. Coast teak and coffee and the West needs Nigeria/Angola black gold and...well the whole continent looks up for grabs, so we never learn.

People deserve their masters alas! 

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 08:22 | Link to Comment Downtoolong
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Don't worry, we're getting back to that soon enough. As Fed policies keep transferring wealth into the hands of the already rich, five people will eventually own the entire world.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 08:56 | Link to Comment Marley
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Ahhh, yeah.  Wonderful propaganda.  "Gangs of New York" was more accurate.  But what can you expect from a Straussian website, "perpetual deception of the citizens by those in power is critical because they need to be led, and they need strong rulers to tell them what's good for them."

Buy Gold

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 09:31 | Link to Comment tarsubil
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Trump, Cuban, Welch, Cramer... Could you get a bigger group of phony businessmen douche bag cunty face commentators?

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 09:42 | Link to Comment Faust100F
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And it was all done before the time of Federal Income Taxes and a Federal Reserve. I mean . . ., I mean . . ., I mean . . . 

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 10:02 | Link to Comment moonstears
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These guys had none to few taxes. These guys were pro America, not multinational at advent, these guys were impressive, and yet more vile than most understand. These guy's grandkids thinking that their grandaddy's fortune's give them some right to fucking dictate America's/the world's future and needs is what's horribly sad.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 10:47 | Link to Comment shovelhead
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Bah Humbug,

A bunch of whiners who haven't been able to save enough to buy their first Congressman.

Sour grapes.

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 10:56 | Link to Comment DOT
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Just waiting for that dip

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:30 | Link to Comment TrustWho
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Icon of today, Steve Jobs (RIP), created a revolutionary product and manufactured the product in China. How great would America be if Henry Ford had manufactured automobiles in China? Add WalMart's strategy of insourcing from China from 1990's and you can explain a signicant amount of America's decline.

Then add Bush and Obama, we will be dead by 2016!

 

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 14:17 | Link to Comment zerohedgeJUNKIE
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at 12:15 Greenspan beautifully justified that depression can happen at any moment without warning and no one is to blame like 2008. If u believe him then go back to sleep. Meh !

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