Saturday, March 28, 2020


‘«IL DUCE» U.S.A.’.


Dear Reader,

This new series, entitled “DOTS” -- as in “connecting the dots” -- is intended to provide you with ‘evidentiary excerpts’ from the many years of research, by Karl Seldon, initially, and, later, by the Foundation, on the ‘‘‘lawful’’’ [as in “law-of-value”-‘‘‘lawful’’’] but secret global agenda and strategy of the ‘descendence phase’ capitalist ruling class.

We plan to present these excerpts here, within this new series, together with their source references, usually without any commentary, by us, as to how we “connect” these “dots”, to give you, our reader, the chance to make your “connections” on your own.

We will, generally, set forth our GLOBAL STRATEGIC HYPOTHESES, giving our version of the interconnections of these “dots”, and our hypotheses to explain these “dots”, elsewhere.  Some of our hypotheses such are already extant in past entries to this blog.

DOTSSeries [as in “connecting the dots”.] -- DOT #9: 

“«Il Duce» U.S.A.” --   

[wikipedia, 27MAR2020,]:  “The Business Plot was a political conspiracy in 1933 in the United States.”

“Retired Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler revealed that wealthy businessmen were plotting to create a fascist veterans’ organization with Butler as its leader and use it in a coup d'état to overthrow President Franklin D. Roosevelt.”

“In 1934, Butler testified before the United States House of Representatives...“McCormackDickstein Committee”...on these revelations.[1]

“No one was prosecuted.”

At the time of the incidents, news media dismissed the plot, with a New York Times editorial characterizing it as a “gigantic hoax”.[2]

“...most [Ed.:  historians] agree that some sort of plot was discussed.[3][4][5][6].”

Commentary:  Who was behind -- who was bankrolling -- this planned coup d'état?

None other than “the usual suspects” -- the same suspects whose actions have figured again and again in the ‘‘‘DOTS’’’ set forth in this series so far: principally the Rockefellers, the Morgans, and the DuPonts.

I will call this faction of the ruling class ‘The Rockefeller Faction’ for short.  By their manifest ‘hyper-hostility’ to the duly elected government of FDR -- a ‘hyper-hostility’ that was most egregiously revealed via this planned coup d'état -- they also revealed their opposing ruling class faction, which I will call, for short, ‘The Roosevelt Faction’.

This extreme division within the ruling class, between a ‘Rockefeller Faction’ agenda and strategy, and an opposing ‘Roosevelt Faction’ agenda and strategy, is a key and telling phenomenon defining the ‘descendence phase’ of our present social system. 

As to the causation of this split, and of that ‘descendence phase’, I must remain silent for the present, given the limited background that these ‘‘‘DOTS’’’ have so far supplied.  But, in my opinion, ultimately, understanding that causation is the key to understanding every last one of these ‘‘‘DOTS’’’, and to understanding modern history as a whole, as well as the options that we confront for a better future.

In the 2007 edition of his book, originally published in 1973, and entitled The Plot to Seize the Whitehouse:  The Shocking True Story of the Conspiracy to Overthrow FDR, Jules Archer wrote, in the Foreword to that book, as follows --

[pp. ix-x]:  “This is the true story of a remarkable American who, during the early New Deal years, was sought by wealthy plotters in the United States to lead a putsch to overthrow the government and establish an America Fascist dictatorship[Ed.:  i.e., a U.S. version of state-capitalism, Fascist species]  .”

“According to retired Representative John W. McCormick, former Speaker of the House, if the late Major General Smedley Butler of the U. S. Marine Corps had not been a stubborn devotee of democracy, Americans today could conceivably be living under an American Mussolini, Hitler, or Franco.”

“An ironic aspect of the conspiracy General Butler unmasked is that few Americans have ever heard about it... . texts that deal with the New Deal are uniquely silent about the powerful Americans who plotted to seize the White House with a private army, to hold President Franklin D. Roosevelt prisoner, and get rid of him if he refused to serve as their puppet in a dictatorship they planned to impose and control.”

“There is strong evidence to suggest that the conspirators may have been too important politically, socially, and economically to be brought to justice after their scheme had been exposed... .  The largely anti-Roosevelt press of the New Deal era scotched the story as expeditiously as possible by outright suppression, distortion, and attempts to ridicule [Ed.:  and by other attempts to character-assassinate] General Butler... .”

“Former Speaker McCormick told the author, “In peace or war he [Ed.:  General Butler] was one of the outstanding Americans in our history.  I can’t emphasize too strongly the very important part he played in exposing the Fascist plot in the early 1930s backed by and planned by persons possessing tremendous wealth.”

“The crucial events of the plot to seize the White House unfolded between July and November 1933, with hearings before the McCormick-Dickstein Committee begun...on November 20, 1934. ... On February 15, 1935, the committee submitted to the House of Representatives its final report, verifying completely the testimony of General Butler.”

“This book may help break some of the seeds of silence that have kept Americans from knowing the truth about that conspiracy... [as] the first effort to tell the whole story of the plot in sequence and full detail... .”

The following, sequenced excerpts from that book may serve to fill in for you a high-level overview of the Rockefeller Faction’s attempt to create ‘«Il Duce» U.S.A.’ --

[p. 20]:  “Some business leaders envied their counterparts in Italy, who had financed Mussolini’s rise to power [Ed.:  in 1922].  Il Duce’s [“]efficiency[”]...was highly lauded...with dictatorial control of labor unions by his corporate state.”

“Thomas Lamont, a J. P. Morgan partner, praised the dictator for his methods of providing low-paying jobs... .”

[pp. 22-23]:  “Butler received a phone call from...Jerry MacGuire [who] insisted that he had to see the general immediately because he had “something of the utmost importance” to impart.”

“It was August 22, 1934, three days after a German plebiscite had approved vesting sole executive power in Adolf Hitler as führer of Nazi Germany.”

“Shortly before three o’clock, Butler entered the empty hotel, where he found the pudgy bond salesman waiting for him... .  ...McGuire took him [Ed.:  Butler] into the hotel’s empty restaurant, which was not operating for the summer.”

“...McGuire revealed what he had been up to on the Continent during the previous three months.  His backers had sent him abroad to study the role that veterans organizations had bringing about dictatorships.  In Italy MacGuire had found that Mussolini’s real power stemmed from veterans organized in his Black Shirts; they had made him dictator and were the chief protectors of his regime.”

[p. 25]:  “...Thus, at one stroke, the country would be rid of Roosevelt’s misrule... .  McGuire concluded triumphantly, how did the general feel about heading the new “super-organization” that would be the power behind bringing about these sweeping changes?... .  MacGuire revealed that he now had $3 million in working funds and could get $300 million if it were needed.” 

“He added that in about a year Butler would be able to assemble 500,000 veterans, with the expectation that such a show of force would enable the movement to gain control of the just a few days.”

[p. 27]:  “His [Ed.:  Butler’s] reputation for fearless honesty, for speaking his mind bluntly no matter whose corns he trod on, also made him the ideal candidate to sell the plotters’ propaganda to the nation’s veterans... .  It explained why MacGuire had refused to take No for an answer, counting on his [Ed.:  MacGuire’s] persuasive powers as a bond salesman to break down Butler’s sales him into the plot with the biggest bribe ever offered to any American -- become first dictator of the United States.”

[p. 28]:  “MacGuire left no doubt in his [Ed.:  Butler’s] mind that the nation’s biggest financiers were, indeed, involved.  According to the bond salesman, there had been a meeting in Paris to decide upon the selection of the man to head the superorganization.  MacGuire and his group had held out for Butler, but the Morgan interests distrusted the general as “too radical”, preferring Douglas MacArthur instead.”

[pp. 30-33]:  “Even as Butler brooded over the affair and wondered what to do about it, another of MacGuire’s uncannily accurate predictions materialized two weeks after their talk.”

“In September, 1934, the press announced the formation of a new organization, the American Liberty League, by discontented captains of industry and finance.  They announced their objectives as “to combat radicalism, to teach...respect for the rights, and generally to foster free private enterprise.” ”

“Denouncing the New Deal, they attacked Roosevelt for “fomenting class hatred” by using such terms as “unscrupulous money changers”, “economic royalists”, and “the privileged princes of the new economic dynasties”.” ”

“Butler was now genuinely alarmed.  For the first time it dawned on him that if the American Liberty League was, indeed, the “superorganization” behind the plot that it seemed to be, the country’s freedom was in genuine peril.  Such money and power as the men behind the League possessed could easily mobilize a thinly disguised Fascist army from the ranks of the jobless, embittered veterans, and do what Mussolini had done in Italy with the financial support of the Italian plutocracy.”

“Convinced that the democracy he cherished was in genuine danger, he steeled himself for the ordeal of public mockery and humiliating attacks that he knew would follow his exposure of the conspiracy.”

[p. 160]:  “The American Liberty league...had brokerage head Grayson M.-P. Murphy as its treasurer and Robert S. Clark as one of its financiers... .  Its contributors included representatives of the Morgan, DuPont, Rockefeller, Pew, and Mellon interests.  Directors of the League included Al Smith and John J. Raskob [Ed.:  of DuPont].  The League later formed affiliations with pro-Fascist, antilabor and anti-Semitic organizations.”

[p. 228]:  “[other] Directors of the League were identified as also being directors of U. S. Steel, General Motors, Standard Oil, Chase National Bank, Goodyear Tire, and Mutual Life Insurance Company.”

[p. 243]:  “John L. Spivak, author of the book Europe Under Terror, wrote, about the aftermath of the Congressional investigation of this anti-Roosevelt Faction’s [i.e., this Rockefeller/Morgan/DuPont/... Faction’s] planned coup d'état, that:  “What was behind the plot was shrouded in a silence which has not been broken to this day. ... Even a generation later, those who are still alive and know all the facts have kept their silence so well that the conspiracy is not even a footnote in American histories.  It would be regrettable if historians neglected this episode and future generations of Americans never heard of it.”

[p. 244]:  “If we remember Major General Smedley Darlington Butler for nothing else, we owe him an eternal debt of gratitude for spurning the chance to become dictator of the United States -- and for making damned sure no one else did either.”

Commentary:  General Butler’s revelations clearly quashed the initial Rockefeller Faction plan to overthrow the Roosevelt Faction.  However, had the Rockefeller Faction still had a choice, I think that they would have rapidly mounted for a new coup attempt against Roosevelt’s government.
But, once again, ~1939, their “tune” changed.  The Rockefeller Faction seems to have decided that they needed the Roosevelt Faction’s regime to mobilize American workers for the invasion of Europe and the defeat of Nazi Germany, to save the Rockefeller Faction from the “Frankenstein Monster” in the form of the Nazi “Eugenics” regime that they had created, but that had turned against them.  
The Nazi regime had turned, from being their ‘Servant-Dictatorship’, to being a ‘Franken-dictatorship’ hell-bent on “liquidating” their former, Rockefeller Faction masters, and on conquering the entire world for themselves, wresting its control from the Rockefeller Faction, and exterminating those Rockefeller Faction world rulers as if those former rulers were themselves nothing but “Eugenic Defectives”.

So, again I ask, what was it that signaled so singularly to the Rockefeller Faction, in ~1939, that their former Nazi ‘Servant Dictatorship’ had turned into a ‘Franken-Dictatorship’?  The invasion of Poland?
I don’t think so!

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Miguel Detonacciones

Voting Member, Foundation Encyclopedia Dialectica [F.E.D.],
Participant, F.E.D. Special Council for Public Liaison,
Officer, F.E.D. Office of Public Liaison.

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