Progressivism — Public enemy #1
Progressivism — Woodrow Wilson and the march toward Globalism. There was no need for America to enter WWI. Germany was not fascist, in fact it was one of the most modern, cosmopolitan civilizations in the world and whether England or Germany won the war would have made little difference to the US or the free world.
But J.P. Morgan, who many say was operating as a Rothschild front, had financed Britain and France to the tune of $1.5 billion, approximately $148.5 billion in today’s dollars; and France and England were losing the war and J.P. had a lot to lose.
So what did he do? He had his associate Colonel House installed as Wilson’s closest advisor, while First Lord of the Admiralty, Winston Churchill, set a trap for the Lusitania to be sunk in an attempt to force America’s hand. The rest is history.
Woodrow Wilson Was Our Worst President
From Lew Rockwell by James Ostrowski
[This is an excerpt from Progressivism: A Primer on the Idea Destroying America (2014). It appears in a section called “A Rogue’s Gallery of Progressives” along with articles on Lincoln, TR, FDR and LBJ]
Woodrow Wilson was our worst president. He did many of the things that Lincoln did to destroy life, liberty and property but did them on a grander scale, with less excuse and with more lasting consequences. It is true that Lincoln laid the groundwork for the modern monstrosity we suffer under now, however, it is also true that federal spending sharply declined after his war and remained modest until the Wilson administration. It was Wilson, not Lincoln, who birthed the permanent federal leviathan of today. . . . (more)
The Epochal Consequences Of Woodrow Wilson’s War
From Stockman’s Corner by David Stockman
My humble thesis tonight is that the entire 20th Century was a giant mistake.
And that you can put the blame for this monumental error squarely on Thomas Woodrow Wilson——-a megalomaniacal madman who was the very worst President in American history……..well, except for the last two.
His unforgiveable error was to put the United States into the Great War for utterly no good reason of national interest. The European war posed not an iota of threat to the safety and security of the citizens of Lincoln NE, or Worcester MA or Sacramento CA. In that respect, Wilson’s putative defense of “freedom of the seas” and the rights of neutrals was an empty shibboleth; his call to make the world safe for democracy, a preposterous pipe dream.
Actually, his thinly veiled reason for plunging the US into the cauldron of the Great War was to obtain a seat at the peace conference table——so that he could remake the world in response to god’s calling.
But this was a world about which he was blatantly ignorant; a task for which he was temperamentally unsuited; and an utter chimera based on 14 points that were so abstractly devoid of substance as to constitute mental play dough.
Or, as his alter-ego and sycophant, Colonel House, put it: Intervention positioned Wilson to play “The noblest part that has ever come to the son of man”. America thus plunged into Europe’s carnage, and forevermore shed its century-long Republican tradition of anti-militarism and non-intervention in the quarrels of the Old World.
Needless to say, there was absolutely nothing noble that came of Wilson’s intervention. It led to a peace of vengeful victors, triumphant nationalists and avaricious imperialists—-when the war would have otherwise ended in a bedraggled peace of mutually exhausted bankrupts and discredited war parties on both sides.
By so altering the course of history, Wilson’s war bankrupted Europe and midwifed 20th century totalitarianism in Russia and Germany.
These developments, in turn, eventually led to the Great Depression, the Welfare State and Keynesian economics, World War II, the holocaust, the Cold War, the permanent Warfare State and its military-industrial complex. . . . (more)
And just in case you though Progressives were the African American’s friend . . .
An excerpt from Webster Tarpley’s George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography.
Back in 1904, Bert Walker [maternal grandfather of George Herbert Walker Bush], David Francis, Washington University President Robert Brookings and their banker/broker circle had organized a world’s fair in St. Louis, the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. In line with the old Southern Confederacy family backgrounds of many of these sponsors, the fair featured a “Human Zoo” : live natives from backward jungle regions were exhibited in special cages under the supervision of anthropologist William J. McGee.
So Averell Harriman was a natural patron for Bert Walker. Bert shared Averell’s passion for horse breeding and horse racing, and easily accommodated the Harriman family’s related social philosophy. They believed that the horses and racing stables they owned showed the way toward a sharp upgrading of the human stock–just select and mate thoroughbreds, and spurn or eliminate inferior animals.
The First World War had brought the little St. Louis oligarchy into the Confederate-slaveowner-oriented administration of President Woodrow Wilson and his advisors, Col. Edward House and Bernard Baruch. . . . (more)