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By R. A. Hawkins
As I said last week many people believe the Civil war was fought over the slavery issue. That was not the case at all. I would also like to add that Lincolns Emancipation Proclamation wasn’t meant to garner favor with anyone in either the North or the South. It didn’t even have anything to do with anyone on this side of the planet. France had moved troops into Mexico and installed their choice of leader, Emperor Maximillian, and the English had moved eight thousand troops into Canada. Lincoln tried in vain to locate somebody to help him save the Union which at this point is surrounded and worm eaten with internal conspiracies. He tried in vain to find a European country to back him but they all had a central bank that looked a little too much like ours.
Once again from The Unseen Hand by Ralph Epperson:
“My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union. If I could save the Union without freeing any slaves, I would.” – Lincoln.
Then we also had William Seward the Secretary of State telling the English:
“If any European power provokes war we will not shrink from it.” He also said that if the French officially recognized the Confederacy it would be the start of war with the United States. So here we have the lay of the land. France and England, both having Rothschild banks on their soil, have moved troops on to this continent with the possible intention of attacking us. The bankers are trying to shaft us with high interest loans, so Lincoln undercut them and damaged the importation of European goods here by issuing debt free money. But he can’t seem to find an ally because they all have the same Bank problems.
Salmon P. Chase threatened the United States bankers saying that “…if they didn’t accept the bonds he was issuing, he would flood the country with circulating notes, even if it should take a thousand dollars of such currency to buy a breakfast.” He also managed to pressure Congress to pass a graduated income tax in August 1861. Finally in the middle of all of this mess Lincoln found his ally.
In July 1861 the Russian Foreign Minister advised the Russian government of the situation in the United States by stating the following:
“England will take advantage of the first opportunity to recognize the seceded states and France will follow her.”
It was Alexander II, the Czar of Russia, who came to Lincoln’s aid. He issued orders to his admirals that they were to be ready to fight any power and to take their orders only from Lincoln. It was to the Russian people that the Emancipation Proclamation was directed. Alexander II had just freed his people and it was intended to prevent him from having trouble with his subjects. That is why I said that it wasn’t even directed at anyone on this side of the planet, not that it didn’t help him in the North.
In October, 1863, the city of Baltimore issued a proclamation inviting the:
“…Officers of the Russian ships of war now in or shortly to arrive at this Port (New York) to visit the city of Baltimore…and to accept it’s hospitalities, as a testimonial of the highest respect of the authorities and citizens of Baltimore for the Sovereign and people of Russia, who, when other powers and people strongly bound to us by ties of interest or common descent (England and France) have lent material and support to the Rebels of the South, have honorably abstained from attempts to assist the rebellion, and have given our government reliable assurances of their sympathy and good will.”
Lincoln had outmaneuvered them again. He had always feared an internal conspiracy and made a rather interesting comment in 1837:
“At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reaches us it must spring up amongst us; it cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of free men, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.”
Through out his life he had many visions of the end of his days. On April 14, 1865, the conspiracy he feared and knew of finally got him. Booth was the ‘Bankers’ Final Ballot’. Eight people were tried and four were later hung. The conspirators were also after Andrew Jackson and Seward.
Secretary of War Stanton would have been the one to gain the most from assassinating all of them. Stanton ordered blockades on all of the roads except the one Booth took in his flight from D. C. Stanton testified before Congressional Investigating committees about Booth’s diary “That pages were missing when the diary was given to him in April of 1865. The missing pages contain the names of some seventy high government officials and prominent businessmen who were involved in a conspiracy to eliminate Lincoln. The purported eighteen missing pages were recently discovered in the attic of Stanton’s descendants.” And there’s even more here of interest. Booth was connected with the conspiracy in the south. “A coded message was found in the trunk of Booth, the key to which was discovered in Judah P. Benjamin’s possession. Benjamin …was the Civil War campaign strategist of the House of Rothschild.” All of the above once again comes from The Unseen Hand.
Vice President Johnson became President after Lincolns demise and Seward was then left with the delicate task of paying Russia for their services during the war. The price was some seven point two million dollars. There was no way for him to just hand it over to them so he had to get creative. He bought that useless stanky pile of tundra called Alaska from Russia for close to that same sum of money. They didn’t have any use for it either. That’s why it was called Seward’s folly.
Isn’t it interesting how things work out? Out of that pay off we have the oil reserves that I fear we will need in the not too distant future. There is a bit of a lesson in all of this for those that are willing to shut their mouths and think instead of ranting. The conspiracy nuts of the time would have been ranting that buying that land was unconstitutional etc. Look at where good intentions can land you if you have a little faith. For those of you who have no faith, sit down and shut up, because next week I’ll tie all of this together! Until then have a nice day.
(c) 2004 R.A. Hawkins
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