By Anna Von Reitz
Those who have followed my work know that I am not enamored with Lincoln, and everyone always seems stunned and amazed. Why don't I love our fifteenth President and revere him as akin to George Washington?
(1) He was a Bar Attorney and he knew that he was a Bar Attorney and he also knew that Bar Attorneys were (already) prohibited from serving in any public office of our American Government, but instead of ending his affiliation with the Bar, he used semantic deceit and public ignorance to occupy a similarly named Territorial Office, and thereby cheated and evaded the actual Federal Constitution and betrayed the trust of the American people who were relying on him.
(2) He provided "emancipation" --- not freedom --- for the slaves, a mistake that has caused millions of people to live maimed and truncated lives, and provided the means to enslave millions more of all races for the past 160 years. Is it likely that Lincoln himself missed the difference between "emancipation" and "freedom"? No, it is not likely at all. He was a lawyer. He chose his words carefully. He meant to leave that loophole standing.
(3) And now, we have this quote:
“I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me, and
causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. As a result of war, corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all the wealth is aggregated in a few hands, and the republic is destroyed. I feel at this moment more anxiety for the safety of our country than ever before, even in the midst of war. God grant that my forebodings may be groundless.’
You will note that Lincoln clearly identified the problem--- "corporations have been enthroned" and the "Republic" that he was concerned for was indeed the "Federal Republic" --- the same institution he undermined by running for a different Presidential Office in the first place. No doubt he regretted what he'd done to fool the people, and no doubt that the powers that put him in office and which he helped enthrone --- the corporations --- did destroy the Federal Republic after his death.
Why, we must wonder, if Lincoln cared about the Federal Republic, did he fail to honor its Constitution in the first place?
Maybe he thought, as many do when standing on the slippery slope between self-interest and duty, that because he was loyal to the Republic, no harm would be done if he engaged in a little sleight of hand and used a lawyer's trick to bypass the actual Presidential Office and undermine the actual Presidential Election Process?
We will never know. What we do know and fully recognize is that Lincoln was the lynch-pin that, in a sense, created the whole problem. He showed the way for the corporate interests to commandeer the White House and bypass the actual Federal Constitution. He exposed the bifurcation of the Presidential Offices and the ways that they could be separately invoked, and thereby also the means to substitute all the other federal offices, as well. He, more than any other man, undermined the Federal Republic and betrayed it to the same corporate interests he identified as the source of the corruption.
Without Abraham Lincoln and the schemers who were directly part of his cabinet, men like William H. Seward, the mammoth fraud and enslavement racket we have suffered under for decades would never have been possible.
Lincoln may have valued and revered the role of the Federal Republic and may have imagined himself competent to protect it after having himself ruptured the fabric of its safety net---- but men like his Secretary of State and his Secretary of the Treasury, Salmon Chase, would not be denied their prey.
Having so far progressed their aims they would not and did not let Lincoln's sentiments about the Federal Republic stand in their way.
In the crucial hour, neither would General Grant rally the Union Army to its duty to protect the Federal Republic. Never forget that Grant and his wife were supposed to be with Lincoln that fateful night at Ford's Theater, and they withdrew at the last minute, choosing to go visit their daughter instead.
So the sad truth is that the Great Emancipator fell short of freeing anyone --- quite the opposite. And the most eloquent spokesman for the Federal Republic, wound up being the author of its destruction, too.
Without Lincoln, the Reconstruction was talked about, but never done.
Both Lincoln and Kennedy were incredibly popular and could have stopped the progress of the destruction at any time. In fact, Kennedy bragged (unwisely) that he would --- but his life was cut short, like Lincoln's --- before he could do anything meaningful about it.
Without Kennedy, Vietnam continued to fill the coffers that the Democrats used to buy votes and buy off local governments with Federal Block Grants, and the oil industry gained another fifty years-worth of wanton profits for the cost of three bullets.
Maybe it's time we all grew up, stared the Beast in the face, and realized that it's up to us. All of us. Stop waiting for a hero to do it for us and just plain do what has to be done to restore our own government. That is certainly the conclusion I have drawn, and the reason I encourage each and every one of you to fully engage the process and power of self-governance:
The same qualities and eloquence that made Lincoln and Kennedy so popular were the exact qualities that withheld their hands from taking action. Grey Men like William H. Seward and Allen Dulles suffer no such pangs or questions. For them, profit and power are the twin gods of destiny; respect for law is a very distant third runner up, and care for other people has no place at the table.
These Other Men, the ones you don't see, are the ones that stole last fall's election. They are the ones who manipulate your credit and your money. They are the ones who have callously, selfishly, and recklessly manipulated the commodity markets for generations. They are the problem. And you are the solution.