Appendix IV Circumstances Surrounding the Lincoln Assassination
“The U.S. was bankrupt. For 30 years it had been the victim of British economic measures. Jackson’s dismantling of the Bank of the United States, followed by Polk’s Independent Treasury Act of 1846, and the free trade treason of Presidents Van Buren, Tyler, Polk, Pierce, and Buchanan, had placed the U.S. totally under the control of the Baring and Rothschild-allied New York banks of Astor and Gallatin. In 1857, the U.S. went totally bust; the banks collapsed, factories closed, business came to a standstill. Hunger and unemployment were widespread. The Treasury was empty. Congress had not been paid.
The Buchanan administration, as Anton Chaitkin has amply documented, was indistinguishable from the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite. These Freemasonic traitors had been working actively for months to disarm Northern federal arsenals while equipping the Southern rebel states. Citizens demonstrated throughout Northern cities, as tons of military hardware were stolen and shipped south for an attack on the U.S., with the connivance of the vice president and at least three cabinet members.
When Lincoln took office, Congress was out of session. The only available means Lincoln had to finance the war effort was to go to the Associated Banks of New York, run by British agents Gallatin and Astor. The government depended upon these banks for specie, and the government budget was financed through the sale of bonds to these banks. America was then mortgaged to Britain, as the U.S. debt was sold overseas to the Rothschild and Baring banking houses.
But, Carey and his circles organized an alternative, whose spirit was set forth by Lincoln in his famous Dec. 3, 1861 “Annual Address to Congress.” The significance of this address cannot be overstated, as the British were well aware. Lincoln’s emergency economic measures included:
- a nationally regulated private banking system, which would issue cheap credit to build industry;
- the sale of long-term, low-interest bonds (5:20s) to the general public and to the nationally chartered banks;
- the increase of tariffs until industry was running at full tilt;
- government construction of railroads into the middle South, promoting industrialization over the Southern plantation system―what Carey called “a peace-winning program” to industrialize the South.
The national banks were intended to serve a useful purpose by being both investors in the future wealth of the U.S. through the purchase of 20-year bonds at 5% (the 5:20s) and through the issuance of long-term, low-interest loans to manufacturers, as well as by acting as a medium for the circulation of currency. Instead of selling the U.S. debt to the British, the citizens would buy the debt. The policy was identical to Hamilton’s: The debt would be the basis for credit for industrial development.
James Gallatin, the New York Associated Banks, and their friends in the British government went nuts. On Dec. 28, 1861, they suspended specie payment to the government. They suspended payment of gold owed to their depositors, and stopped transferring to the government the gold which they had pledged for the purchase of government bonds. The banks of other cities immediately followed suit. They came to Washington to present their alternative to Lincoln: high-interest bonds to be sold to the European banking syndicates; deposit of U.S. government gold in private banks for the investment use of the bankers; and a tax on basic industry to finance the war.
Lincoln showed the bankers the door, something which could be usefully repeated all over the world today.
Lincoln attacked the British dominated banks through the following steps:
- First of all: strict federal supervision of bank chartering, eliminating chaotic state banking practices. State chartered banks fell from 1,466 to 297, while federal banks increased to over 1,600.
- Secondly–regulations were imposed covering minimum capitalization, reserve requirements, the definition of bad debts, reports on financial condition and identity of ownership and other elements of safety to depositors. Every bank director had to be an American citizen, and three-quarters of a bank’s directors had to be residents of the state in which the bank did business. Interest rates were limited by state usury laws, with the maximum allowable rate set at 7%.
- The third step concerned the control of currency. There were to be two kinds of legal money: greenbacks and bank-issued notes. Government-authorized bank-issued notes were strictly regulated. Banks were required to deposit bonds with the Treasury to qualify as a circulator of notes, and strict specie and money reserves were also required.
During the war, $450 million in greenbacks were issued. It is doubtful the war could have been won without the issuance of the greenbacks. By creating $450 million worth of greenbacks, Lincoln increased, by increasing government credit, government spending by 300%! The revolutionary nature of the greenbacks, of putting a nation in charge of its own currency, cannot be overstated. The Venetian system of finance was based upon limiting payment to gold, and controlling the gold supply, as was the Venetian-inspired British system.” – Rochelle Ascher, extracted from the American Almanac, September, 1992.
“President John F. Kennedy embarked on a similar policy. This is the banksters’ worst nightmare! Lincoln was assassinated on April 14th 1865, just as Kennedy was assassinated on November 22nd 1963. Lincoln’s assassin was John Wilkes Booth, a 33rd degree Freemason, and a member of Mazzini’s Young America. He was selected by the Knights of the Golden Circle who were themselves funded by London Freemasonic bankers. The cover up was headed by the Freemason, Edwin Stanton, who ordered blockades of all the roads out of Washington DC, except for the one Booth used to escape. Alongside this road, a drunken man of similar appearance and build to Booth was murdered and his body burned in a barn. Who officially ‘found’ this man? Only Edwin Stanton who, of course, identified him immediately as Booth. At the conspiracy trial into Lincoln’s death in Indianapolis in June 1865, some of the people named as directly involved were: Lord Palmerston, the British Prime Minister [33rd degree Freemason who died in that same year]; John Wilkes Booth, 33rd degree Freemason; Judah P. Benjamin, the voice of the London Freemason bankers who ordered the assassination; and Jacob Thompson, a former Secretary for the Interior, who withdrew $180,000 from the Bank of Montreal in Canada to bankroll the operation. The Knights of the Golden Circle were also exposed and Albert Pike decided to change their name. He called them … the Ku Klux Klan, the white-robed Satanists who have terrorized the black peoples of America. Their name was taken from the Greek word, kuklos, meaning ‘circle’. Pike was born in Boston in 1809 and educated at Harvard University. He became Grand Commander of American Freemasonry and Grand Master of the Scottish Rite Lodge at Little Rock, Arkansas, later the lodge of one Bill Clinton. When Pike died in 1891 in Washington DC, his funeral was held in the Freemasonic Temple at midnight with the room draped entirely in black. This man was a Satanist through and through. He is a Freemasonic ‘god’ and his statue stands near the Washington police headquarters, a short walk from Capitol Hill.”
Kennedy’s murder was for similar reasons [as was President Garfield]—only in addition, he began to go ‘public’ with the exposure of the Illuminati Conspiracy. He printed his own ‘silver certificate’ currency minted by the Treasury Department, and within six months of the following statement, he was ritually sacrificed according to the 11th degree protocol of the Illuminati for the public execution of a King; “We are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies on covert means.”
On June 4, 1963, he signed Executive Order #11110 which called for the issuance of $4.3 billion in United States Notes through the U.S. Treasury, rather than the Federal Reserve, very similar to what Abraham Lincoln did. The Order also provided for the issuance of “silver certificates against any silver bullion, silver, or standard silver dollars in the Treasury not then held for redemption of any outstanding silver certificates, to prescribe the denominations of such silver certificates, and to coin standard silver dollars and subsidiary silver currency for their redemption.” This meant that for every ounce of silver in the U.S. Treasury’s vault, the government could issue money against it. This resulted in the introduction of more than $4 billion worth of U.S. Notes into circulation, consisting of $2.00 and $5.00 bills; and although they were never issued, $10.00 and $20.00 notes were in the process of being printed when Kennedy was killed. On Monday, November 25, 1963, the day of Kennedy’s funeral, President Johnson signed an executive order to recall the U.S. Notes that had been issued by Kennedy’s earlier directive; and five months later, the Series 1958 Silver Certificate was no longer issued, and was subsequently removed from circulation … As Jacqueline Kennedy was getting ready to leave Air Force One when it arrived in Washington, still wearing the bloodstained clothing from Dallas, she said: “I want them to see what they have done.” A strange comment to make since Oswald was already in custody.
— Rivera, View From the Wall; op.cit.
James Shelby Downward; The Call to Chaos;
Adam Parfrey, Apocalypse Culture, Portland: Feral House, 1990.
McCarty, Burke; The Suppressed Truth About the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, (Destiny Pub., 1973; first pub. 1924)
Charles Chiniquy; Fifty Years in the Church of Rome, (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Book House, 1968; originally published in 1886)
“Every citizen, and every sojourner in this country, who is loyal to the Roman Catholic Church, is an enemy to our government, of necessity, for he yields his highest allegiance to the Pope of Rome, a foreign potentate, who has time and again anathematized every fundamental principle of our government. He has denounced liberty of conscience, freedom of speech and of press, freedom of worship and of teaching, as pestilent and damnable heresies; destructive to order, and to the peace and welfare of society. The highest dignitaries of this so called church have declared their purpose to make this a Roman Catholic country; but to do this it must be brought to the acceptance of the Pope of Rome as Christ’s vice-regent, or representative on earth, invested with all temporal and spiritual authority; above all kings, emperors, and civil rulers; the supreme judge and lawgiver, whose decisions are infallible and final. This would make him lord of the conscience and master of the actions of all men throughout his dominion, which is nothing less than the earth. These are his monstrous claims; and his priests, of all grades, including the wily Jesuits, are laboring night and day to make them good in this land of ours…
Is there no danger when the Roman Hierarchy quarters its wily agents in the capital of our nation to exert their influence in shaping our laws, and in controlling Presidential appointments to the highest and most important offices? Is there not danger when all our politicians who aspire to national fame feel that in order to succeed they must truckle to Rome, and be submissive? Is there not danger when the capital of our nation has been captured by the wily Jesuit, and Washington is literally ‘in the lap of Rome?’ Go into any and all of the departments of our government and find seven elevenths of the government employees in several of them, abject slaves of the Pope, and tell me is there no danger? Go into all of our cities and larger towns and find our municipal governments in the hands of the faithful servants of this foreign despot, the Pope, and who are corruptly administering their affairs to enrich the church at the expense of the people, and tell me, is there no danger? Contemplate this alien and dangerous power in complete control of three-fourths of our newspapers and periodicals, and tell me, is there no danger? . . . It is clear that Rome is rapidly getting control of all the sources of power in the United States, both in civil and military affairs; that she is doing so in pursuance of a well considered and wisely laid plan, and for the very purpose of subverting our government”
Thomas M. Harris, 1897, Brigadier General, U.S. Army
Rome’s Responsibility for the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
America severed all relations in 1867 as a result of the Jesuit “black hand” in the Lincoln Assassination; they were not officially re-established until Ronald Reagan’s (Knight of Malta) presidency in 1984. – oz
“In the 19th Century the Jesuits penetrated the Anglican church in force.” They got the Oxford movement going, which involved bringing back Catholic practices like “confession, the adoration of Mary, and the celebration of the Mass — into the Anglican Church.” The Oxford movement dominated the efforts to revise the King James Version of the Bible in the 1870s.
Colin D. &, Celia Standish, Modern Bible Translations Unmasked,
2nd ed., Hartland Publications, 2006, p 9)