|Written by Ty Narada
was booming with inventors such as Henry Ford and commodity speculators
such as John D. Rockefeller. Ford invented the mass production concept
Ford’s concept was propelled by the Standard Oil founder’s black gold.
industry remotely pertaining to vehicle production and performance
unencumbered during the America’s most flamboyant and subsequent
economic era. Rockefeller, Ford, previous inventors such as Edison and
elitists prospered exponentially prior to the depression, while the
force achieved only marginal improvement. After the stock market
in October 1929, the elitists continued to thrive while the rest of the
country’s quality of life diminished drastically. The capitalist
for industrialization was to increase production while lowering
costs. Ultimately, industrialization helped to restabilize the economy
than handicap it, by offering jobs, developing new technologies and
the collapsed banking network with operating capital. FDR appropriated
from those entities capable of paying taxes, into [his] WPA programs
benefited the ‘unemployable’. Industry, and not politics, put America
ATLANTIC, Charles A. Lindbergh, MAY 1927 – departed New York for
Paris, flying solo across the Atlantic in the Spirit of St. Louis. The
Atlantic crossing had been attempted by others; most of whom died in a
failed attempt, none of them successful. President Coolidge dispatched
a battleship to retrieve Lindbergh from France and deliver him to a
hero’s welcome in America. Lindbergh’s
pro-Nazi sympathies made him unpopular when America’s entry into WWII
inevitable. Lindbergh suffered the kidnapping and murder of his first
son and later vindicated his loyalty to America by engaging Japanese
Forces as an Army-Air Force pilot. He was credited with one kill in the
Cecil B. DeMille/D.W. Griffith – migrated from New York through
Flagstaff, Arizona onto Hollywood, California to distance themselves
from over-regulation and a controlled/closed film industry in New York.
DeMille wanted to open shop in Flagstaff, but the weather [here]
compelled him to reboard his train
and continue west. After Griffith’s Birth of a Nation was
theatre attendance nationwide skyrocketed. By 1920 there were 20,000
in the US. That number increased to 28,000 by the end of 1929. Film
such as Gretta Garbo, and the star-system in general, assured film’s
survivability in American culture and propelled it to the Nation’s 5th
largest industry. The American media’s reach expanded in 1926 when RCA,
an Edison spin-off, introduced broadcast radio in New York.
passed on 18 December 1917 and was ratified the following January.
a three-dimensional model of the word ‘contradiction’ and supplemented
texts with an expose’ on Human nature. The Chicago gangster, Al Capone
a violent underground empire that profited on the experiment’s
Prohibition created a live platform for training FBI agents through
domestic dysfunction could be analyzed and better contingency plans
Prohibition defined the key difference between organized crime and
that Congress could pass legislation that sanctioned what it did
The amendment was embarrassingly ineffective and repealed in December
SEX, Charles Atlas, 1929 – described how isometric exercises
a 98 pound weakling into a super stud, and the response to his ad
had him laughing all the way to his Swiss account.
Option B. Political, religious,
economic and cultural leaders response to the opportunities and
challenges of the 1920’s; evidence of fear and tension:
THE KLU KLUX KLAN, glamorized in Birth of a Nation and
founded as a reactionary movement against the looting practices of
Carpetbaggers after the Civil War,
attracted popular American sentiment with their radical fusion of
religion, politics and White preservation. Anyone non-White was to be
religion non-Protestant was to be feared. Any thought of non-Klan
was to be destroyed. The Southern court system defended Klan activity
a legitimate reprisal to centralized Northern government. Emancipated
Americans were brutalized and lynched on trumped-up charges. Southern
magistrates and law enforcement officers also participated in Klan
DuBois, a literate black American, accelerated Federal reaction to
racial injustices by devoting himself to the advancement of colored
His effort to spearhead social conscious became the fountainhead for
NAACP. Although M.L. King resumed DuBois work and improvements today
evident, this topic still represents America’s gravest failure as we
HUMAN PERCEPTION. Sigmund Freud attempted to liberate the masses
from religious indoctrination. Psychologists were perceived as a threat
to the social and moral fabric of
theological institutions in much the same way that the Government
dismisses UFO reports today. The concept of independent thought;
rationale and reason, separate and apart from religious prescription
was unthinkable. Science, technology and leisure time, unbridled the
hedonistic agenda of American culture,
through which the vanity of psychologists and philosophers could be
All three factions still fight for supremacy of the metaphysical realm
by their own standard, can be neither proved nor disproved.
-- Margaret Sanger expanded social consciousness by publicly promoting
BIRTH CONTROL. Sexual promiscuity was on the rise and so were unwanted
childbirths. Sanger licensed promiscuity and reduced responsibility;
this allowed her constituents to copulate more often without fear. The
reaction of ice cream and pickle manufacturers is unknown.
WWI REPARATIONS -- $10.5B in war debts was owed to the US by
England and France for supplying both Nations with munitions and raw
materials during the war. The US reduced the interest rate from 5.8 to
2.1%, which eliminated ½ of the debt, long-term, but the US
would not dissolve the debt in spite of protests from France. France
believed that their debt should be cancelled since France
was protecting American interests in Europe during WWI. France
German war reparations paid to France, onto the US. When Germany
France defaulted and Fascism took root in Europe. Japanese expansionist
policies in the Pacific cast a disturbing shadow on America’s economic
projections. Whatever doubt remained, was removed on 07 December 1941
when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and brought the US into the
War. We went from one
war, through a depression, straight into another world war within the
of 25 years.
REPARATIONS – the Treaty of Versailles was so severe that
Germany could not regain an economic footing in Europe by French
design. The US bailed Germany out with US investments and an infusion
of cash. Germany prospered and Hitler didn’t during that time. When
Hitler was elected Chancellor of Germany on 30 January 1933, anxiety in
Europe reached new levels. Mussolini had marched on Rome in 1922 and
had successfully assumed control of Italy. Emperor Hito’s regime was
raising the Japanese flag on more and more Pacific basin territories.
FASCISM had become a serious threat to the western world. America was
caught between ISOLATIONISM and INTERNATIONALISM. Advocates on both
sides had compelling arguments of equal validity: It is prudent to take
care of ourselves, removed -- but we are also an international power.
We should maintain our security -- while the world around us fall into
fascism? Ultimately, the ‘Island
of America’ was not the intention of Manifest Destiny and Pearl Harbor
declared Internationalism the decisive winner.
Causes of the Depression:
In 1925-26, A
BULL MARKET and speculative land boom occurred in Florida.
Stocks were fashionably traded at INFLATED VALUES; credit was easily
obtained and loans could be repaid
with yields on appreciated stock value. MARGIN BUYING became trendy
easy money was assured. On 3 SEPTEMBER 1929, the market fell, leveled
fell. In the three weeks that followed, the market fell, leveled and
At first, speculators thought that it was the right time to buy low and
a rebounding market. In the final two weeks before Black Friday, the
was evident, but the law of gravity had not struck home yet. Major
combined funds to hold the market for 3 days, but it was hopeless. In
aftermath of BLACK FRIDAY, 29 October 1929, DOW JONES fell from $364.90
$62.70; Public Utilities from $141.90 to $28.00; Railroads from $82.00
$28.00 -- INVESTOR CONFIDENCE WAS DEMOLISHED -- THE DEPRESSION was here
stay, and it was the continued lack of ‘investor confidence’ that
After a series of administrative
designed to get America working again, the WORKS PROGRESS
assumed responsibility for employing the unemployable. WPA, CCC and
FDR sponsored programs coupled with massive construction projects
American nerve long enough recuperate the economy.
made FDR a successful politician?
FDR was a natural aristocrat, born
in the upper crust of society in an isolated New York enclave. Franklin
went to the best schools that money could buy; his classmates remember
him as being somewhat reserved because he did not participate in
sports. Franklin betrothed his 3rd cousin, Eleanor
Roosevelt. At the wedding, Eleanor’s uncle, President Teddy Roosevelt
said, "It’s nice to keep the name in the family."
Destined for politics, FDR rose to
assistant secretary of the navy under Wilson’s administration in 1912.
He later became the first governor to provide statewide relief in
reaction to depressed
conditions and was reelected governor in 1930. He was elected President
of the United States in 1932.
FDR was a true charmer in every
sense of the word; eager to patronize and able inject humor into the
gravest of situations. He was poised, good looking, fatherly and
consistent. He loved his job as President. The country took graciously
to his platform that offered the
only hope to what otherwise meant moral and social destruction.
did not trust businessmen and prioritized his agenda to meet the needs
the common man. FDR was a likable man among laypersons.
Roosevelt inherited a Nation that
had barely acclimated to dust bowl conditions. Life for many was so
utterly hopeless that suicide seemed like the honest definition of
existence. To inspire
the masses and soften the country’s frazzled nerves, FDR became the
president to utilized radio with his introduction of Fireside chats.
Fireside chats allowed the President
to personalize himself with the public. His image became as common as
Christ’s in lower income homes. In his inaugural fireside message, FDR
won the confidence of citizens by reassuring them that their money
would be federally insured if they would support the Emergency Banking
Act. By the close of business the following day, $10M more was
deposited than withdrawn. This was clear evidence that American’s had
confidence in their President and that his use of media was effective.
FDR’s legacy describes a series of
federal relief programs, beginning with the Civilian Conservation Corps
to provide work for unemployed Americans. As each pilot program was
refined, legislation created
newer agencies such as the Federal Emergency Relief Act, the Civil
Administration, National Recovery Administration and the Works Progress
All of these represented components of The New Deal under which the
would never own the means of productions, but America would work under
By 1936, the economy had returned to
pre 1929 levels, but some New Deal programs had to be continued in
order to maintain economic stability. By 1938, the severest part of the
depression had concluded while conditions in Europe were failing.
was the US involved in WWII prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl
how was the attack influential?
"We have to lend our neighbor a hose
out a fire," FDR said to Congress to rally support behind Lend-Lease.
Lend-Lease Act permitted the President to loan war materiels to England
understanding that said materiels would be returned after the war.
Congress had passed previous legislation that forbade the US to
negotiate trade with Nations in
default on existing loans. Lend-Lease was FDR’s way around the
As the US became increasingly
alarmed at European appeasements to Hitler in the form of relentless
land concessions, Internationalists foreshadowed an America surrounded
on all sides by fascism. Roosevelt assured Churchill that America would
wage war against the Nazi regime, but not declare it. Prior to the
attack on Pearl Harbor, FDR had dispatched the navy to
escort transatlantic merchant vessels for their safety. To counter,
ordered U-boat commander’s to sink every ship in the Atlantic theater;
included American ships.
To deter Japanese expansion, the US
gradually cut off supplies of oil, wood and raw metals to Japan. Japan
had to import said materials because the Japanese mainland did not
contain sufficient resources
for industrial production per se. Japan issued a series of letters to
beginning 9 months prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor, stating that
sanctions could lead to war.
On December 7, 1941, the Japanese
pacific fleet launched an aerial attack on American warships anchored
at Pearl Harbor. None of our aircraft carriers were in port that day.
Interestingly, Japan avoided bombing a conspicuous refueling and oil
storage facility that would have made it impossible to refuel and
launch the surviving warships.
At this point in American history,
division and petty disagreements were mind boggling. There were more
4 lawsuits before the Supreme Court over disagreements. Political
between isolationists and internationalists and every graduation
were reaching the ceiling. Pearl Harbor transformed America into one
cohesive entity, resolved to destroy the enemy that had attacked us.
The Interstate lawsuits were dropped. Petty grievances were abandoned
and the US morphed into a wartime economy with blitzkrieg speed. 4 days
later, Germany and Italy
declared war on the US. Roosevelt no longer needed to back door his
The wartime economy is noted
its riveting nostalgia in music, materiel production and mind-boggling
employment. Women replaced men in every single capacity so that the men
could be deployed. Rosie the Riveter became a famous wartime image at
home – from aircraft to
aircraft carriers – American women built them. WWII embodied the zenith
the feminist movement and it was the women who started it [-5 for
accuracy]. The cantankerous spirit of war production at home and
gradually improving successes abroad, in this writer’s opinion, leaves
WWII as the crux and ultimate
fruition of American Will and sense of purpose: The aesthetic
symbolizes the apex of American moral epistemology.
There is finally the grievous
construction of Japanese Relocation Centers, in which Japanese
Americans’ were interred
for the duration of the war. Where the German prisoners of war were
a stipend and released into American society after the war, the Asian
became the single casualty of our justice system. The war afforded
ethnicity to make improvements in race relations; the Navajo Code
elevated the status of Native Americans, but resident Asians were
to last place on the melanin scale.
were successful and unsuccessful parts of containment and how did it
relate to the Cold War?
To prevent the spread of communism
through diplomatic, economic and military means, England acquiesced the
protectorates of Turkey and Greece to the United States; England could
no longer finance an ongoing deployment.
The Soviet Union sought to insulate
itself with friendly governments, conceding to the election of
noncommunist/coalition regimes in Hungary and Czechoslovakia to impress
the west with their political objectivity.
In 1946, Maoist Revolutionaries
swept across mainland China and seized control of the entire nation by
1949. The Emperor was reeducated as a commoner and Maoist China gained
certain footing in
the political arena, albeit, unrecognized for a time.
The CIA was established in 1947.
In 1949, the North Atlantic Treaty
Organization was formed with 11 charter members. The objective was to
rehearse joint military
maneuvers against foreign invasion by non charter Nations. The Soviet
organized a counter to NATO in 1955 called the Warsaw Pact. The Warsaw
objective was to deter a post Trizonia mobilization.
North Korea sent an armed covert
assassinate the South Korean head of State in 1951. It was believed
the successor could be bulled toward reunification. The assassination
failed but North Korean gunboats did capture the USS Pueblo monitoring
shores only 10 miles off of the Korean coast. The Pueblo was the most
sophisticated naval surveillance vessel ever built, and was in fact, a
refitted trawler in disguise.
The Soviet Union already possessed
virtually every US naval secret in existence through the cooperation of
the infamous traitor Walker. The only item missing in the Soviets
archive on America
was the KC-7 cryptography machine that the Pueblo provided. Had the US
to war against the USSR at that time, there is a strong possibility
the US would have lost: Between Walker and the Pueblo, every vital
Viet Nam had been a French
Protectorate since 1947. When Ho Chi Minh applied to the UN to grant
Viet Nam status as a sovereign Nation, the US revoked his request on
the grounds that Minh was a Communist. Minh solicited the support of
communist China and his request was amply supplied.
The US began limited deployments to Viet Nam in 1967 and by 1969 had
over 100,000 American soldiers to SE Asia. It was believed that all of
Asia would become communist if Viet Nam fell. It fell. We lost and
Viet Nam prefers the US dollar to other currencies. Their road signs
also written in English.
When the American-friendly Shaw of
voted out of office by popular election, the US, aided by the Mossad,
instigated the Shaw’s reinstatement as head of State. This was
unacceptable to the Iranians
and when Kohmanni took over, he said, "Let’s throw the evil America out
Meanwhile, Manuel Noriega had been supplying Cost Rican Contras with
so that the Contras could overthrow the newly established dictatorship
When the CIA-bankrolled Noriega began thwarting America’s interests in
of his own, the CIA sought to capture him. Meanwhile, Kohmanni made a
with Jimmy Carter that he would return the hostages in exchange for
to be used against Iraq.
In order for the CIA to fund the
Contras, extrabudgetary revenue was procured through the use of drug
trafficking, in which Noriega was quite deft. Noriega agreed to
continue supplying the Contras in exchange for a ‘blind-eye’ on his
cocaine trafficking. The CIA agreed. Carter attempted to exonerate his
arms deal with Kohmanni by ordering a rescue attempt that failed
miserably. Kohmanni, in reprisal to Carter’s brashness, leaked to
Washington that Carter has actually negotiated an arms deal in exchange
for the hostages. The money funding the Iranian arms deal was coming
from the same extrabudgetary fund used to arm the Contras and when
modest indiscretion was uncovered, John Poindexter was called to give
accountability. A new cocktail had been invented by Washington
bartenders during the Iran-Contra hearings called the Poindexter – when
you asked the bartender what was in it, he would say, "I don’t know." A
‘Reagan’ had the same ingredients.
Ollie North was the most
knowledgeable person who fully comprehended the whole operation. Since
Panama’s creation in 1903, the Canal Zone has been of paramount
importance to American military and security interests. Carter gave the
canal to the Panamanians by treaty, and Bush sought to revoke the
instrument that would surrender control of the canal
to Panama by 2000.
With Gorbechev’s Glastnos in full
swing, the Bush Administration installed Endora as the American backed
Panama’s first democratic election. As early election results revealed
Endora was winning, Noriega halted the election. The CIA misled
nationals into seizing control of the government under the assumption
the US would stand behind them. The anti-Noriega coup succeeded and
was apprehended but the US would not respond. Noriega loyalists
recaptured control of the government and reinstalled Noriega. After
Bush ordered the Panama invasion, Endora was taken to an American
military installation and
sworn in as President of Panama. When the mission concluded, Endora
legislation that eliminated the PDF. Bush passed legislation
that, since Panama no longer has an Army to protect the canal, the US
maintain a military presence in Panama indefinitely.
The following year, Gorby told the
East German government that Russia would not come to their aid if they
prevent German reunification.
After the Marxist/Communist platform
failed, Bush tested American war technology on Iraq to demonstrate, for
the benefit of the collapsing Soviet Empire, how our weaponry would
fare against theirs. The demonstration clearly proved in our favor. Now
the former KGB chief grants
candid interviews to any western correspondent that asks and the affair
Now the mission of containment is
more grievously concerned with the scores of miniature Nations that are
obsessed with building their own nuclear bomb as a rite of passage to
G7 status. If the objective of containment can be applied toward
insanity, we might a less hostile future for our children. If not…