Monday, January 21, 2008

Kick off of REAL HISTORY Series: First up, The Texas Revolution and Mexican-American War

I am a big history buff, and am one of those strange people who are able to read a history book and call it a pleasant experience. Most people read history books, nod their heads and agree inwardly that whatever the history book wrote is all 100% true. After all, it is a history book, it is non fiction and so ipso facto must be true.

But not everybody is an discerning idiot like myself.

And so I am kicking off a new series on the blog, called Real History. Because, when I read a history book, I have a 180 degree different attitude than most people - prove to me that what is written there is not bullshit.

After all, isn't believing that a history book is all true the same as believing that everything you see on TV "news" is true? Isn't that similar to religious faith? And since religious faith is bullshit.... Catch my drift?

Example. When two countries make war on each other, inevitably history books of both will be written about that. Make an effort and try to read history books of both nations about those events - you will be surprised that, although they describe the same battles and events, probably using the same documents as sources, the tone of them will be very different. An apocryphal example, but a truism never-the-less.

So - onward to XIX Century Texas.

The typical American schoolbook will describe the Texas revolution thusly: Texas was a Mexican territory at first, American folks (who immigrated to Mexico from USA -imagine that!) lived there peacefully and all was hunky dory. Then the evil Mexican president Santa Ana got uppity and the brave Texans had to revolt and fight for freedom, liberty and the American way. Even back then there were a lot of Mexicans, and so at Alamo the brave Texas folk got wiped out. See the glowing description here, from From the webpage: "For many Americans and most Texans, the battle has become a symbol of patriotic sacrifice. Traditional popular depictions, including novels, stage plays, and motion pictures, emphasize legendary aspects that often obscure the historical event."

The Texas Revolution and the Alamo was tailor made for Hollywood, and the entertainment industry duly obliged and pumped out tens of blockbuster war movies, where white Texas colonists fight heroically the Mexican army.

After Alamo, the Texans did the impossible and actually won their independence, after defeating Santa Ana in a battle of San Jacinto. Basically the idiot Mexican president was captured, a knife was stuck to his throat, and he was gently asked told that if he wanted to live, he better grant Texas a nationhood separate from Mexico.

Santa Ana, the president of Mexico, graciously and enthusiastically agreed to Texas independence.

Shortly after, the white Texans, who as you remember immigrated to Mexico from USA, voted to rejoin USA. The evil Mexicans got uppity again and so the heroic American troops had to kill them. Here is the official version again.

Texas joined the American Union after Yoo Ess Ey's victory and everybody was happy.


That is the official version. Now sit down, grab a hot tea, hot coffee, or better yet some alcoholic beverage and get ready for the no bullshit zone of history.

Look up the Mexican-American War Timeline. Take your time. I would gently ask you to pay attention to the word slaves as you read the timeline.

See something interesting? That's right, in the official US History version the slave issue is almost non existent.

What follows is the unofficial (and true) history of the Texas Reolution and the Mexican-American War.

Let's start in the beginning then. Mexico was a colony of Spain, and fought a War of Independence to become a nation. One of the first issues it dealt with oddly enough was American immigration into Mexico. A American business man, named Moses Austin, swindled a deal with the then Spanish (as in Spain, the colonial country) authorities and got their permission to bring 300 American immigrants to Mexico. This Moses fellow led a very interesting life, as he pursued the ancient American dream of making big $$$ for himself. He moved from place to place, never letting anything stop him, even swore allegiance to the Spanish Crown (as an American citizen!) to establish his business in Spanish controlled parts of America.

He failed several times in his business dealings, alas, and was bankrupt twice. First time the state of Virginia confiscated his businesses, and second time the War of 1812 again bankrupted him and again he had to sell his businesses at very bad prices.

But he was a very persistent fella.

Moses made his way to Texas (then a Spanish possession), and that's when he swindled the deal to bring 300 white Americans into Texas. Alas, unluckily for Moses, he met some bandits on a road back into the US, and was so severely beaten that he died.

And that would be the end of the story except this nutter asked his son to continue his dream of making money in Texas. Gotta hand it to Moses, he was one persistent son-of-a-bitch.

His son, Austin, took Spanish citizenship, and moved into Texas with the assorted riff raff. Funnily enough, meanwhile the Mexicans revolted and won their independence. Imagine the surprise of a just installed Mexican governor as a bunch of white guys came in and said that they have a treaty with the (previous, now gone) Spanish government of Texas stating they have a right to settle there.

The Mexican governor, one Senor Martinez, shrugged his shoulders and basically said "Whatever, fella, go fuck yourself and leave me alone." The incredible true story is here, in the glorious Wikipedia

And lo it was, that the Americans came to live in Texas. And Austin, son of Moses, was a smart fella, went back to USA and "offered land at 12.5 cents per acre, only 10% of what comparable acreage sold for in the United States. Settlers would pay no customs duties for seven years and would not be subject to taxation for ten years. In return, they would be expected to become Mexican citizens."

No taxes! Cheap land! And all you have to do is become a Mexican citizen!


Joyful Americans poured into Mexico, establishing a pretty prosperous society. Some of them just happened to be slaves though, as many Americans came from the South of the country, and so brought their slaves with them.

This was a problem - (please see Slavery in Texas Wiki article here).

You see, "in 1823, Mexico forbade the sale or purchase of slaves and required that the children of slaves be freed when they reached fourteen".

In 1829 Mexico outlawed slavery altogether, making it illegal to own slaves in the country.

This made the American immigrants in Texas justifiably angry, as these terrible Mexican anti slavery laws were extremely anti business and anti Texan. They interfered with Moses', his son's, and now the Texans' dream of making big $$$.

So, quoting Wikipedia: "To circumvent the law, many Anglo colonists converted their slaves into indentured servants for life. Others simply called their slaved indentured servants without legally changing their status.[16] Slaveholders wishing to enter Mexico would force their slaves to sign contracts claiming that the slaves owed money and would work to pay the debt. The low wages the slave would receive made repayment impossible, and the debt would be inherited, even though no slave would receive wages until age eighteen."

But the evil Mexicans again interfered with American god given right to make money, as "This tactic was outlawed by an 1832 state law which prohibited worker contracts from lasting more than ten years."

This could not be allowed.

Big business was affected.

This meant war.

And so the "glorious" Texas Revolution for freedom (snicker), liberty (hahahaha) and American way (that for sure) happened.

After the glorious fuck up that was The Alamo, Sam Houston and his army of Texan riff raff surprised Santa Ana's Mexican Army. By surprise I mean that they moved in silently as close to the Mexican army tent camp and then charged, killing the surprised Mexicans, who were trained to fight in European style, make ranks and fire. None of that bullshit in the slaughter of San Jacinto, as the dumbass Mexicans were killed in their tents. Only nine Texans died, which make calling this a "battle" a slightly dubious proposition. Slaughter fits better. Or perhaps massacre.

Santa Ana, then the Mexican president was duly captured by the Texans, who then gently posed him a question regarding Texas independence from Mexico.

If you want to see how the question was posed, here is a scene of Santa Ana in Texan custody.

Needless to say, Santa Ana enthusiastically agreed to all the demands put to him. And squeeeeeled like a pig.

Incidentally, Sam Houston personifies the type of people who left the United States voluntarily and settled in Mexican Texas. The reason why he left the USA: he beat a man with a cane on a street in our nation's capital. US Congress ordered his arrest, and he was found guilty in his trial even though he pleaded self defense. Being friends with a then US president James K. Polk, allowed a wink wink nod nod settlement of the case and Sammy boy was "reprimanded". For almost killing a man in broad daylight in our nation's capital. That man who was beat up happened to be a Congressman - hence the outrage of Congress and its involvement in the case.

American history is just gloooooorious ain't it?

Sam was ordered to pay a $500 fee after the beaten up Congressman sued him for assault in a civil court (pansy! girly man!) but, Sam being Sam, he elected to move to Texas and beat up people there, I guess, and not to pay.

The whole reason for the karate street fight of the Congressman and Sammy boy was the Indian Removal Act of 1830.

You see, Yoo Ess of Ey had large pieces of its territory occupied by native American tribes, and so President Andy Jackson wrote a law in which the natives were to be "voluntarily" moved to less desirable laws. Like the Dakotas. If you ever been to Dakota, South or North, you know that it sucks and that there ain't nothing there - but Wall Drug.

And Wall Drug, even though it is the chief Dakota (both north and south) attraction, sucks donkey balls.

Anyway, old Sam bid on a government contract to supply the Indians with ... they were ethnically cleansed from their lands and moved to Wall Drug country. If you find it strange, imagine Halliburton supplying American troops overseas, how lucrative it is to do so, and your admiration for ole Sam Houston will go up a notch. Here we have a precursor of Halliburton (no bid wink wink nod nod) contract.

So we have Moses Austin - the swindler... Sam Houston, the criminal and swindler ...Don't forget the legendary Bowie, who is chiefly famous for his big knife...

These people should not have been settling in Texas, they should have been in jail!

Anyway, sorry for the break in the historical narrative...Where was I? Oh yeah, the glorious Texas revolution was won and Texas won its independence from Mexico.

Everybody in Texas was happy, and much drinking, whoring and celebrating ensued.

Except for the slaves, but fuck them. The war was fought for business reasons, and won. People like Sam Houston and the Moses folk could finally make their money in peace, as they whipped the "negroes" to work harder. In fact, see this article on slavery in Texas - after the "glorious" revolution,

The Texas Revolutionqv assured slaveholders of the future of their institution. The Constitution of the Republic of Texasqv (1836) provided that slaves would remain the property of their owners, that the Texas Congress could not prohibit the immigration of slaveholders bringing their property, and that slaves could be imported from the United States (although not from Africa). Given those protections, slavery expanded rapidly during the period of the republic

"By 1845, when Texas joined the United States, the state was home to at least 30,000 bondsmen."

Which makes me realize that we here have hit on another topic.

We skip skip a few years and move on to the Mexican-American War - grab another brew.
Skip over the official history, laugh, drink up, and continue on...

The American government approached the Mexican government multiple times, and politely inquired about Texas - because, you see, Americans wanted to buy it from Mexico. The public opinion in Mexico, of all classes in society, from the rich land owners to a beggar on the street, all agreed on one thing - that selling off Texas to the USA would tarnish national honor. In fact, many favored armed intervention to bring Texas back into Mexico. Imagine - sending an army to reclaim a seceding state. Boy, that is just crazy talk. Am sure glad that never happened in our American history...

John Slidell, an American diplomat was sent by then American president Polk to talk things over, after a law passed in US Congress that Texas was to be annexed by America (Surprisingly, Mexico broke diplomatic relations with USA at that - what nerve!)

By talk, I mean that he gently asked Mexico to sell Texas to the USA and allow Texas to be annexed by USA. And by gently, I mean he said that otherwise we will kill you and take it anyway.

Shockingly, he was rebuffed by the uppity Mexicans, and Slidell came back to the US somewhat miffed at the non white folk out there in Mexico.

By a curious coincidence, USArmy units just happened to be stationed on Mexican-American border, fully armed, ready to go.

Just a coincidence... The following had nothing to do with American haste to annex Texas:

But in the late 1830s, relations between Britain and the U.S. became strained. A financial panic in the U.S. had made the American market less important for Britain’s finished goods, and some Americans were also aiding revolutionaries in Quebec. For Britain, it seemed like a good time to find an alternative to American cotton.

The Republic of Texas seemed like the answer—if Texas would free its slaves. Britain was so serious about forging a cotton alliance with Texas that at one point the British charge d’affaires in Texas, Charles Elliott, went to Sam Houston and offered a large British loan that would enable the Texas government to emancipate all the slaves and compensate their owners for the loss. Houston and the other leading men of Texas were willing to consider the idea.

A free Texas under British domination was the worst nightmare of the American South. Such an alliance would wreck the Southern cotton trade and threaten the very existence of plantation culture. As the British became more intent on their courtship of Texas, it would be Southern planters who would bring the annexation debate back to the forefront of American politics.

Curiously, the preceding explanation from the Texas State Library & Archives Commission makes it seem like the whole war was fought to keep American cotton price up and the slaves in chains. Of course, that cannot be correct, as the war was a good war, fought to protect American way of life, freedom, liberty etc etc.... right? Right?

Moving on...
When the evil Mexicans rejected the generous offer from the USA, those troops invaded to liberate Mexico from Mexicans.

Polk stated to Congress that "Mexico had invaded our territory and shed American blood upon the American soil." Which was curious as the Thornton Affair took place in Texas, which was an independent country at the time... or just annexed US territory...or actually Mexico. I am confused. Suffice it to say, some yahoos from Mexico got drunk and shot some equally drunk US soldiers. Hence the hutzpach Polk declaration of "American blood spilled on American soil" yada yada let's kill some brown skins.

And kill them we did. By gawd it was glorious. We wiped them out, and then we celebrated. From Wiki:

U.S. soldiers' memoirs describe cases of scalping innocent civilians, the rape and murder of women, the murder of children, the burning of homes, and the desecrating of Catholic religious objects and buildings. One officer's diary records:

"We reached Burrita about 5 pm, many of the Louisiana volunteers were there, a lawless drunken rabble. They had driven away the inhabitants, taken possession of their houses, and were emulating each other in making beasts of themselves.[15]

John L. O'Sullivan, a vocal proponent of Manifest Destiny, later recollected:

"The regulars regarded the volunteers with importance and contempt... [The volunteers] robbed Mexicans of their cattle and corn, stole their fences for firewood, got drunk, and killed several inoffensive inhabitants of the town in the streets."

Yeee haw!

Things got so bad that many Catholic Irish soldiers, US citizens, considered the war unjust and about a land grab. Called the Saint Patrick's Battalion, they deserted USArmy and joined the Mexican side - in great numbers. They fought bravely for the Mexican Army, and the more badly the war went for Mexico the more bravely they fought.

They were then hanged by the USArmy troops when caught, at the end of the war.

So, moving on with the narrative, the better armed, better led US troops won several victories, the war was won and Texas and several other territories were stolen err taken over by better management.

And everybody in the land rejoiced... Well, perhaps not the slaves, who continued to be lashed, raped, beaten and worked to death, until the people who did the "glorious" Texas revolution tried the same thing, for the same reason (business and profit, the American way, against the evil government regulation - damn Washington bureaucrats sticking their noses where they don't belong!) only on a MUCH larger scale...and with a different country...

Of course, you know what I am talking about right? Hint: 1861-1865.

Bonus material:
PBS version of the Mexican American war - the version with kittens, unicorns and gentle US soldiers...

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Anonymous said...

interesting, revealing, well written and good-to-read alltogether.

Raises interesting facts of the American revolution/occupation in Texas, points out several shocking revelations, while keeping it good to read in a global history lesson where everything that happened is being explained step for step alltogether.


Mark said...

You might handle well the multi-layered events you describe above. Here's another layer to the same events. Perhaps you should post a 'draft two' after reading and integrating some of the below...

First, you should read the book Puzzling Neighbors: An Historical Guide to Understand Modern Mexico and its reviews at the link.

Second, the parapolitical angle is missing more:

newswire article reporting global 15.Nov.2005 17:06
faith & spirituality | political theory

The Masonic Origins of the Lone Star State of Texas, Utah, Israel...

author: connecting the stars, I mean dots...

arranged temporally, these separate geographical state autonomy attempts are interesting. They reward closer personal study of their interconnections, than really discussed here...

Texas --1830s
Mormon Utah -- by 1840s
Israel --- by 1940s

In putting this together, I would make a differentiation between Masonry and those other groups that have infiltrated Masonry over the years [Illuminists, Palladians, etc.], however, to utilize it for their purposes.



With the celebration of the new millennium, we have many things to look back on and be proud of. Masonry and the formation of the Republic of Texas are so interwoven that they cannot be separated. The men who led the Revolution and formed the government were, by and large, active Masons whose Masonic philosophy was the inspiration behind their deeds. Many gave their lives that we might live unoppressed.

From the first shot of the Revolution, fired in 1832 by a Mason, William J. Russell, until the present, Masons have been involved in the history of Texas.

In Austin's colony of three hundred, there were thirty-nine known Masons. One of these, James A. E. Phelps, was among the five masons who met near the town of Brazoria and drafted a petition to the Grand Lodge of Louisiana that resulted in the founding of Holland Lodge, the first Masonic Lodge in Texas.

In Green DeWitt's colony of approximately one hundred and twenty Anglo-American families were twenty-one known Masons. Among the settlers along the Red River and in east Texas were seventy-two Masons.

Thirteen Masons settled in the Robertson Colony.

Others came into the territory as the population expanded.

From the Battle of Velasco to the defeat of Santa Anna at San Jacinto, April 21, 1836, Masons led the fighting men. Many sacrificed their lives and are immortalized by the magnificent Memorial Temple of the Grand Lodge of Texas in Waco.

Cities, towns and counties bear their names. Schools, buildings and awards are named for them.

It would be difficult, indeed, to forget their names of Austin, Houston, Fannin, Bowie, Sterne, Hall, Travis, Crockett, Kerr, McFarland, Rusk, and DeZavala.

Many lodges, from Austin to Zavala, bear their names.

From the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution to the event of the lowering of the Texas flag and the raising of the stars and stripes, Masons took most of the major parts. Each of the presidents and vice-presidents of the Republic were Masons as was the first governor. Many governors since have been members of the Craft. Fifteen Masons were in the first House of Representatives and seven were in the Senate. There were eleven in the Executive Branch.

The Grand Lodge of the Republic of Texas was formed on December 20, 1837, in the Senate Chambers of the Capitol of the Republic in Houston. [Talk about mixing public and occult all at once.]

Representatives of the three lodges then chartered in Texas met, and [criminal mastermind] Sam Houston presided. Anson Jones was elected as the first [Texas Occult Republic] Grand Master.

The first meeting of the Grand Lodge took place on April 16, 1838.

From that meeting until Anson Jones, as the last president of the Republic, lowered the Texas flag on February 19, 1846, twenty-two lodges were chartered.

Fifteen of those lodges survive today. Stephen F. Austin, the Father of Texas, died on December 27, 1836, and did not live to see the formation of the Grand Lodge.

At a celebration of the Festival of St. John the Baptist in 1844 at Portland, Maine, R:.W:. Brother Teulon, a member of the Grand Lodge of Texas, in reply to a toast complimentary to the Masons of that Republic, observed "Texas is emphatically a Masonic country: all of our presidents and vice-presidents, and four-fifths of our state officers, were are are Masons; our national emblem, the 'Lone Star,' was chosen from among the emblems selected by Freemasonry, to illustrate the moral virtues -- it is a five-pointed star, and alludes to the five points of fellowship." (Actually that's the exoteric meaning for the plebes: it's really a sign of the morning/evening star, Venus, and an archaeoastronomical pattern it draws in the sky over a multiyear pattern: a perfect five pointed star. Ye porch brethern can believe what you want.)

Yes, we can be proud of our Masonic heritage and our involvement in the history of Texas. Proud of the men who died at Velasco, Goliad, The Grass Fight, Coleto and San Jacinto. Proud of Masons who led the men those thirteen days at the Alamo and bought time for brother Sam Houston to strengthen the Texas Army for the defeat of Santa Anna at San Jacinto. Proud of the many Masons who composed the majority of the membership of the House of Representatives, the Senate, the Executive Branch and the Judicial Branch.

Proud of the twenty-eight original members of the Grand Lodge of the Republic of Texas.

Long may we remember their names and their deeds and their actions.

They established our state and our fraternity under trying conditions and would be proud to see the way it has grown in the one hundred and sixty-five years.

Now it is up to us to see that the tradition is carried on. We must educate our children in the values that were cherished enough by our founders that they risked and sacrificed their lives that we might live in this free country. We must seek out those ways in which we can help our fellow man. We must educate our members in the ways of the Craft so that our children's children will be as proud of us as we are of our founders. Brethren, love your lodge and help it to grow. Love your fraternity and practice its tenets that "the world at large" may be "convinced of its good effects."

Bush continues the tradition as Governor, with this picture of Gov. Bush surrounded by Masons in his Governor's Office there.

Texas: Governor Bush and the Texas Masonic Posse evil eye

Part Three of Texas:

Colonel House, Texas, and the KKK-allied Texas Rangers


In 1902 Rhodes died. [the year Milner took over the Rhodes 'nameless' organization, and the year the Pilgrims Society was founded, with Milner groups.]

Milner who became chief Rhodes Trustee. While governor general and high commissioner in South Africa Milner recruited a group of young men from Oxford and Toynbee hall to help organize his administration.

In South Africa under Milner's direction this group was known as Milner's "Kindergarten." Sir George Parkin became the Organizing Secretary of the Rhodes' Trust and Milner's second in command. During the next seven years the "Round Table" was busy establishing a network in the chief British Dependencies and in the United States. The United States Round Table members included ( George Louis Beer, Walter Lippmann, Frank Aydelotte, Whitney Shepardson, Thomas W. Lamont, Jerome D. Green, Frederick Dixon, and others ). [these are the same people who started "the Pilgrims Society."]


When the election results of 1876 came in Rutherford B. Hayes (Republican) believed he had lost the election to Samuel Tilden (Democrat). It was discovered that a few Southern States had submitted two different sets of electoral votes. A dispute arose over the result. A electoral commission was appointed by Congress. Eight Republicans and seven Democrats served on the commission. All the disputed votes were awarded to Hayes. [who was from Yale's DKE] Hayes became president by one electoral vote. Hayes did keep a promise he made to the Southerners -- he withdrew troops from all areas still occupied in the South, ending the era of reconstruction. 19

In 1880 Thomas House died. Edward [Mandell] House dropped out of [Skull and Bones started] Cornell and returned to Texas.

Edward inherited his father's greatest wealth the cotton plantations. The Civil war had made it impossible for Edward to inherit his father's slaves. Edward managed the plantations for ten years. In 1890 he sold the plantations and invested the money in bank notes. The interest provided Edward Mandell House with financial independence for the rest of his life.

Besides the Plantations, Edward inherited his daddies friends. They were older than Edward. After the civil war they were the men that formed the Ku Klux Klan. The Ku Klux Klaners were the old-timers who dispensed vigilante justice. Some of that justice was warranted -- some of the justice was simply murder. By 1880 a new legitimate group was in charge of dispensing justice in Texas -- the Texas Rangers.

They wore stars, carried arms, were paid salaries, and killed in the line of duty. They were hard men, and tough men. They were aggressive, virile and domineering men. Intimidation was one way they used to keep the peace. Many of them had big brawny bodies -- all of them had big egos -- all of them had six-shooters buckled around their waists. Many of the Texas Rangers were members of the Klan. ***Edward was the new master.*** It was Edward's job to gain their loyalty. Edward gained their loyalty by stroking their egos. Edward would use his money and influence to try and make them famous. Edward described his new friends as "that intrepid band that made Texas what she is to-day. I make obeisance to them! Nothing daunted them. They tore a principality from a sovereign state and moulded a trackless wilderness into a great commonwealth. These men were the heroes of my childhood; and now when I am growing old and have seen many men and many lands, I go back to them and salute them, for I find they are my heros still."21

One of the oldest and perhaps best of these "friends" was a Texas Ranger named Captain Bill McDonald.

According to House, "In my early boyhood I knew many of the Bill McDonalds type, although he was perhaps the flower of them all.

I knew personally many of the famous desperadoes, men who had killed so many that they had almost ceased to count their victims.

There were two types of so-called "killers" - one that murdered simply for the pure love it, and others that killed because it was in their way of duty. Bill McDonald belonged to this latter class. So also did Blue-eyed Captain McKinney of the Rangers, whom I knew in my ranching days in southwest Texas.

McKinney was finally ambushed and killed, as almost every sheriff of La Salle County was killed during that particular period. Whenever I went to our ranch, I was never certain that I would return home alive. Feuds were always going on, and in some of these our ranch was more or less involved."22

Many of the Sheriffs of La Salle county were little more than hired thugs -- licensed to kill. They were loyal to the men running the county. If those men's interest were threatened the Sheriffs administered discipline. The Governor of Texas from 1890 to 1894 was Governor Hogg. Edward Mandell House was instrumental in getting Hogg elected. During his administration rail-road workers struck. Governor Hogg used Texas Ranger Bill McDonald to break up the strike. According to House, "Governor Hogg...broke up strikes during his administration. Captain Bill McDonald, of the Ranger Service, was the instrument he used. Hogg sent word to the leaders that if they continued to uncouple cars, or to do anything that might interfere with the movement of trains, he would shoot holes through them big enough to see through. When Bill conveyed this to the ringleaders and presented himself as the instrument through which it was to be done, lawlessness ceased." Edward inherited the Texas Ku Klux Klan.23

The success of the Hogg campaign insured the political position of House in Texas. Edward Mandell House helped to make four men governor of Texas (James S. Hogg (1892), Charles A. Culberson (1894), Joseph D. Sayers (1898), and S. W.T. Lanham (1902)). After the election House acted as unofficial advisor to each governor. House would say in regard to the Hogg election, "So in politics I began at the top rather than at the bottom and I have been doing since that day pretty much what I am doing now; that is, advising and helping wherever I might." Hogg, caught onto House.

Hogg gave House the title "Colonel" by promoting House to his staff.

Appointment to the official Staff of the Governor was a Texas political custom of dubious honor. Along with the staff position came a uniform they could wear to official gatherings or "bestow upon an ancient and grateful darkey." [Texas had "civilian military" uniforms?! Sheesh.]

Governor Hogg appointed House to his staff without telling him. Upon receiving the staff officer's uniform House did give it to a servant. The title Colonel stuck.

Despite his protest, he became "Colonel House" or even "The Colonel.".24

House wanted to control more than Texas, House wanted to control the country. House would do so by becoming a king maker instead of a king. House learned by controlling two or three men in the Senate; two or three men in the House; and the President -- he could control the country. Edward saw his father, Thomas, become rich and avoid risk by hiring men to run the blockades while observing safely from shore. House would do the same in the political arena. He would find a candidate that he could influence. He would be instrumental in helping that candidate achieve office. He would influence the candidate from behind the scenes. The people would perceive one man was representing them, when in reality, an entirely different man was in control.

House could influence that man to betray his constituents with no risk to himself. House had learned a great secret -- how to control a country. House didn't need to influence millions of people, he need only influence a handful of men. The less the people knew about him or what he was doing, the better off he was. House would profit from remaining in the shadows. House would help establish a secret society in America that would operate in the same fashion -- the Council on Foreign Relations.

In 1912, [Skull and Bones staff educated] Woodrow Wilson [an incredible racist who let the KKK march for the first time in Washington D.C.] (president of Princeton 1902-1910, governor of New Jersey 1911-13) [and generally sponsored and created both in the Princeton position as well as the New Jersey position to "prime him in the public eye for the Presidency run], ran as a Democrat in a three man presidential race. Howard Taft [Skull and Bones founding family, who had said that he would reject the Federal Reserve idea however] was the incumbent Republican. Former President Theodore Roosevelt [benefactor of a political assassination ten years earlier that made him immediately Vice President to President--and Roosevelt brought in the Bonesmen into the Executive federal branch en masse] ran on the Progressive party ticket.

Wilson's main financial genius and support came from a group of directors of the House of Rockefeller's National City Bank including: Cleveland H. Dodge, J. Ogden Armour, James Stillman, and William Rockefeller.

Otto Kahn, and Jacob Schiff [raised with the Rothschilds] of the House of Khun-Loeb & Co. provided additional financial support. The [Rothschilds connected] House of Morgan guided the Progressive campaign of Teddy Roosevelt. Morgan partner George Perkins provided Roosevelt with money, speeches, and men from Wall Street to help his campaign. The House of Morgan also gave money to the Wilson campaign. The republican vote was [intentionally] divided and Wilson was able to beat them both [on a plurality low win], won by a land slide, and became 28th President of the United States.

After the election Wilson's financial backers provided him with their own agents to act as unofficial advisors. [and Wilson signs the Federal Reserve legislation in 1913; other interesting things: federal income taxes from 1913 "announced" (never ratified) and the Senate is "announced" (never ratified) as party based and nationalized instead of based on particular state legislatures; there's quite a bit about the 16th and 17th amenments that show they were fraudulently "announced as passed" by Sec. of State Philander Knox without actually having the 3/4 state legislature approval of each of these!] Among these advisors was a young lawyer named Felix Frankfurter [likely Sabbatean Domleh family].

Frankfurter worked for the New York "establishment" law firm Hornblower, Byrne, Miller and Potter. Another adviser was Edward Mandell House. Without House [reputedly a Committee of 300 person as well], Wilson may never have become president. Wilson was nominated as Democratic candidate because of support from William Jennings Bryan. ***Colonel House obtained Bryan's support for Wilson.***

House became Wilson's closest unofficial advisor.

The Round Table Group had four pet projects, a graduated income tax, a central bank, creation of a Central Intelligence Agency, and the League of Nations.25

[The long arm of Texan history...]


link to

other interesting links:

UTAH: even if you read the "regular history books", concerning Mormon leadership personnel, you are going to come face to face with the origins of Mormonism as a Judaic-Christo-Masonic graduated ceremonial society of different levels, that, supposedly, from the quotes attributed to the leader cadres of the 1830s, were set out to "first, take Missouri, and then the U.S., and then the world."

extra credit in the history course, for comparisons:

Title: PICTURES: Utah, Mormon Masonic Merovingians,Broken Posse Commutatus; Religious Manchurian Candidates
Author: reader and quoter
Date: 2005.08.25 07:28
Description: So just what IS IT about Utah? Below, some quotes I thought all should be aware of about Utah history and politics and the 'national security' infrastructure and experiments there, and the bloodline and occult issues of the founders and higher-ups. These quotes should be read with: Utah rave shut down by "police officers" with assault rifles and dogs 13:16 Aug-22 (58 comments)

Title: UPDATE: ISRAELI whole capital is occult Masonic shrine;1960s plan for World Supreme Court
Author: repost
Date: 2004.09.20 12:02
Description: Here is what these groups planned to do with this building based on their 1960s statements, this building with a huge Masonic pyramid in the 'holy of holies' as a substitute for God in a Jewish temple arrangement, where 33 levels from darkeness to light take you to where only retired judges have a non-public worship area near the pyramid base level....

Title: PICTURES: ISRAELI whole capital is occult Masonic shrine, like Wash DC, & why this is so
Author: Jerry Golden
Date: 2004.09.10 03:48

Anonymous said...

Very interesting piece.
Moses Austin=Jews had biblical names back in those times,so i smell Crypto.
Here's other Masonic State names
New York=The Empire State
Ohio=The BuckEYE State,if you ever picked up a Buckeye.
It looks and feels exactly like a hardened Eye with Dark Brown on the Outter Borders with a Tanned Middle= THE ALL SEEING EYE
Kansas=The Sunflower State.
Sunflower is Yellow Ends with a huge black middle representing The Sun,Points in the Shape of The Star,Middle as The All Seeing Eye