Conspiracy theory. Believe or not.

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Conspiracy theory. Believe or not.

Post by Dreamweaver » 30 May 2018, 20:00

The Business Plot, aka The White House Coup, was a political conspiracy in 1933 in the US.
Roosevelt's election was upsetting for many conservative businessmen of the time, as his "campaign promise that the government would provide jobs for all the unemployed had the perverse effect of creating a new wave of unemployment by businessmen frightened by fears of socialism and reckless government spending."

The purpose of the alleged conspiracy was to replace the Roosevelt administration with a fascist dictatorship. A coalition of many influential billionaires and power brokers led by Prescott Bush, the grandfather of the former president George W. Bush, planned the coup. The reason behind this attempt was the policies of the Roosevelt administration towards the business world. The owners of some big corporations like General Motors, Goodyear, Chase Bank, and Heinz thought the government would destroy private enterprise. Thus, they wanted to bring a business-friendly regime so that they could preserve their power.

However, the coup plan came to light when Smedley Butler, a retired Marine Corps Major General, alerted the authorities in Washington D.C. of the conspiracy. According to his statement, some mysterious bankers and businessmen approached him and asked him to command an army of veterans who fought in WWI in order to stage a coup and overthrow the democratically-elected president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Butler was a popular military figure then, and he also had influence over the veterans. That’s why they chose him. A committee investigated the allegations and declared that some Wall Street elites were involved in the conspiracy, but, nobody was charged.

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Post by Dreamweaver » 31 May 2018, 14:43

"The speech that got JFK killed."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdMbmdFOvTs
There is a transcript here - https://www.jfklibrary.org/Asset-Viewer ... 4-021.aspx
but I don't know how to make it readable.
The speech is less than 20 minutes, becoming more impactful than it starts out.
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Re: Conspiracy theory. Believe or not.

Post by Perrorist » 31 May 2018, 15:29

They don't need to conspire now, they've succeeded.

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