When I began to 'wake up', two of the main books I read several times were Secrets of the Federal Reserve by Eustace Mullins, and The Creature from Jekyll Island by G Edward Griffin. I recently covered what I found when I began to research some of the characters and references that both authors use in I ESCAPED FROM ALEX JONES' CAVE. YOU CAN TOO.
1. In Secrets of the Federal Reserve, Mullins makes Jackson out to be some kind of god. Mullins refers to a book entitled 28 Years on Wall Street by Henry Clews, making several claims about what Clews said about Jackson, Nicholas Biddle and The Second Bank of the United States (BUS2). But if you read Clews' book he does not make the claims that Mullins says he does. But also, Clews states that the BUS2 was doing a good job in building America, and also mocks the handling of the economy by Jackson and van Buren after Jackson had destroyed the BUS2. So why would Mullins make wild claims about Clews, but also not quote Clews attacking Jackson and praising Biddle and BUS2?
2. Griffin also praises Jackson for destroying the BUS2, claiming that the BUS2 was a corrupt, foreign-owned parasite, but makes no attempt to expose Jackson the man.
So to give Griffin some kind of insight into Jackson the man, here is Jackson the man:
1. at one point Jackson owned 300 slaves on his plantation, The Hermitage;
2. Jackson is serioulsy implicated in acts of treason against The United States through his relationship with Aaron Burr and other British assets, including Martin van Buren (see the excellent works by Michael Kirsch);
3. Jackson's life was saved by a Cherokee, and in return Jackson promised the Cherokee that he and The United States would forever be friends of the Cherokee, but a few years later Jackson began to plan the forced removal of many native Americans, which led to The Trail of Tears on which 4000 died;
4. Jackson was the Godfather of the Confederacy through his Indian Removal Act, which led to the forced removal of native Americans from the states which would eventually form the Confederacy, the land freed up by the removal was used by slaveholders to build plantations, those slaveholders voting overwhelmingly for Jackson in 1832, and later fighting alongside Alex Jones' ancestors in the Confederate Army;
5. Jackson believed in slavery that much that he organised a raid on Negro Fort, which was not on American territory but was actually on Spanish territory, in order to capture slaves who had escaped their slavery and had found sanctuary there, in order return those former slaves to their rightful 'owners', paying $50 dollars for each captured slave;
6. in order to destroy the BUS2, Jackson had to sack two Secretaries to the Treasury, arguably unconstitionally, and his third Secretary, Roger Taney, a fellow slaveholder, removed federal deposits from BUS2 and placed them in banks owned or run by his best mates, who then used those deposits as a base to create money using fractional reserve banking, which contributed to the 1837 crisis (Taney later gave the verdict in the case of Dred Scott);
7. and far from being anti-bankster, it was Jackson who gave the Rothchsilds their big break by appointing them as agents for the United States in Europe.
G Edward Griffin is Libertarian/John Birch Society member, and The Creature from Jekyll Island is published by The John Birch Society's publishing arm, American Opinion Publishing. But Alex Jones' father was also member of the JBS. But not only that, Jones' ancestors were Generals in the Confederate Army.
So you can see a strong white supremacist current developing here: they flog books which make a particularly nasty man, Andrew Jackson, smell of roses, when he actually stinks of the blood of dead native Americans and beaten slaves.
But the editor of Infowars is PJW, who pushes this white-Christian-capitalism-is-the-best theme. But in an attack on socialism he quoted two of the most detestable people to have ever lived: Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher. And on Christmas Day last year, after claiming that all the Muslim refugees were terrorists, what happened? He got pissed, put on a wig, and pranced around like Mick Jagger, while tens if not hundreds of Muslims had travelled hundreds of miles to Cumbria to assist victims of the flooding. He also appears on and associates himself with Zionist media networks to claim that all Muslims are terrorists.
Now how has this happened?
Why do Mullins and Griffin paint Jackson in a good light when he was actually a right nasty bastard?
Is this why Infowars have this strong whiff of white supremacy and Zionism about them, because of Griffin, the JBS and the Confederacy? And have the books by Mullins and Griffin influenced their politics? And if so, should they revise their politics?
This is why we need to get President Andrew Jackson right. For if Infowars are basing their politics on partial and distilled history then they could be pushing the wrong solutions and wrong analyses.