Where they are now:
Klan meeting in a Southern Masonic lodge, circa 1964. Why anyone would be surprised that the Ku Klux Klan, a secret society with masonic rituals, would hold meetings in masonic halls is beyond me. Freemasonry is a secret society and it is the ideal place to recruit new members, if you exclude the more inclusive or black lodges like the Prince Hall masons. In 1964, the United States population was 191,888,791. The Klan had over 2,000,000 members. To put this in perspective, they would amount to two thirds of our present armed forces at a time when the United States was a third less our size. They weren't just in the South. They were everywhere. Most operated in secret and remained the political engine of the South. This is the fight the Kennedys and King had on their hands.
Here's David Duke, the GOP Klan candidate for governor of Louisiana who came very close to winning in the 90s. A tell-tale sign of the Klan is the emphasis on its Anglo-Saxon, European heritage; particularly British heritage. Why this is so is its basis in British (Scottish Rite) freemasonry. More discreet sympathizers and members like Pat Buchannon, an actual slavery apologist, use the same terms when justifying their own racism. They appeal to whites to unify against a common threat of "lazy blacks", "intellectuals", multiculturalism and attacks to their Christian identity, which is utter bullshit because the Klan is not and was never a Christian-based society. It was a terrorist organization that permeated the three legislative branches, state and local government for over 150 years. It remains so under different right-wing fronts that are no less racist now. Its strongest front is the Tea Party. That doesn't mean it has gone underground, however. There are 157 active Klan groups in the US today, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. They have committed acts of terror to rival any by al Qaeda since 1995, killing hundreds of Americans but are protected by a right-wing media that portrays their actions as "lone nut" and isolated no matter how large the conspiracy or bloodshed. The SPLC is certainly the best place to find information on the Klan, except for one thing: the Klan calls itself The Invisible Empire for a reason and it is much larger than believed. Most of its structure is secret because it is by nature a secret society, its members are very powerful and wily, and the groups that operate openly represent splinter groups and not the institution by any means.
Media figures which generously employ terms like "communists" or "socialists" to describe non right-wing opponents fall from the same tree. The Klan, via front groups and sympathetic network media assets, are still waging a war against a communism that ceased to exist decades ago. Here's a choice quote from Don Yelton, one of their North Carolina operatives after an interview regarding the Tea Party's successful drive to dismantle the Voting Rights Act: "When a nigger can use the word nigger and it not be considered racist, that’s the utmost racism in the world, and it’s hypocrisy." Of course, if an educated black man never uses that word, why should an educated white man use it? Oh. That's right. He's uneducated. And his mom should have swallowed.
You start out in 1954 by saying, “Nigger, nigger, nigger.” By 1968 you can’t say “nigger”—that hurts you, backfires. So you say stuff like, uh, forced busing, states’ rights, and all that stuff, and you’re getting so abstract. Now, you’re talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you’re talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is, blacks get hurt worse than whites.…
“We want to cut this,” is much more abstract than even the busing thing, uh, and a hell of a lot more abstract than “Nigger, nigger.”
"....if it gets that abstract and coded were doing away with the racial problem one way or the other...anyway you look at it, race is coming on the back burner."
Lee Atwater in 1981, a Reagan GOP political consultant on how to woo the vote of racist voters: use coded terms.
In 1981, when Atwater described the GOP's Southern Strategy on using "forced busing" as a racial wedge issue, the Klan had just killed at least 30 black children in Atlanta to make their point on the matter. More on Forced Busing as a code word: The Klansmen who “wiped out a thousand future generations of niggers” and the prosecutors who let them…
How Crass Stupidity Becomes Mainstream: Air Pundits that Attack Schooling, Believe Communism Still Exists, Believe Women Shouldn't Vote, etc.
Ann Coulter told host Bill Maher that women “should be armed but should not vote. No, they all have to give up their vote…the problem with women voting- and your communists will back me up on this- is that, you know, women have no capacity to understand how money is earned. They have a lot of ideas on how to spend it. And when they take these polls, it’s always more money on education, more money on child care, more money on day care.”
The Klan called FDR a communist for Social Security, they called JFK a socialist for Medicare, they called Martin Luther King, Jr. a communist for his fight against segregation, and call Obama a socialist or even Nazi, a tall order as he would be the only black, pro-Israeli Aryan to ever walk the earth.
Paul Ryan Says Social Security is Socialism in Atlas Society speech, 2005
In his Atlas Society speech, Paul Ryan also described Social Security as a "socialist-based system". While decrying Social Security as nothing but a socialist collectivist system, his college education was paid for by his father's Social Security benefits. He has also called it a Ponzi scheme.
The Klan's main front group, which also has a great love of costume, has now shut down the government and the reason is-- wait for it-- to fight socialism. Their clarion call is also the fight for even more tax cuts, the code words alluded to by Lee Atwater when outlining the Southern Strategy (see above inset). Incidentally, because the GOP isn't extremist enough already, they're attacking "moderate" Republicans by challenging them in Senate primaries with candidates paid for by out-of-state meth money. Guess who runs the meth trade in the mid-west, where this is happening? Neo-Nazis.
It Was Always in Your Face: Naval Base Coronado, Southern California
U.S. Naval Base Coronado, near San Diego, California, 2007. The groundbreaking was in 1967 and decades later, when pressed on the matter, officials claimed the design was an accident. To believe this, you would have to believe this was a building constructed without blueprints. At the end of World War II, Operation Paperclip, which smuggled in Nazi war criminals to help fight the communists, brought in a new wave of Nazi leadership deeply influencing the military, intelligence community and the space program. With it came the Nazi ideology that meshed in perfectly with the Klan's political engine and agenda after the war. Aside from the Pentagon's overt Nazi territorial markings, for proof of just how deeply established Klan and neo-Nazi sympathizers remain in Washington DC, you need only study the events surrounding the Oklahoma City Bombing.
Corporate Terrorism, Guatemala, Chile, Cuba, Watergate and the Kennedy Assassination by Rhawn Joseph, Ph.D.
“After the Nazis’ 1943 defeat at Stalingrad,” write Loftus and Aarons (1), “various Nazi businessmen realized they were on the losing side and made plans to evacuate their wealth. The Peron government in Argentina was receiving the Nazi flight capital with open arms, and Dulles helped it hide the money?.”
“The Guinness Book of Records lists the missing Reichsbank treasure” estimated at $2.5 billion dollars “as the greatest unsolved bank robbery in history. Where did it go?”
“According to our source,” write Loftus and Aarons (1), the bulk of the treasure was simply shipped a very short distance across Austria and through the Brenner Pass into Italy. Dulles’ contacts were waiting.”
“Our sources claim that Dulles and his colleagues exerted a great deal of influence to ensure that Western investments in Nazi Germany were not seized by the Allies as reparations for the Jews. After all, much of ‘Hitler’s Gold’ had originally belonged to the bankers in London and New York. The captured Nazi loot went underground.”
At the end of WWII, some of that money, with the direct assistance of Dulles, may have been laundered through Bush-Harriman-Rockefeller banks. Dulles was in an excellent position to help his friends and cover up his tracks, because with Roosevelt dead, any effective opposition to him had also died. Dulles and his brother began consolidating their forces in the new Truman administration, volunteering their services, spreading their tentacles, covering up their crimes, and buying power (3). Loftus and Aarons (1) go on to say, “Dulles and some of his friends volunteered for postwar service with the government not out of patriotism but of necessity. They had to be in positions of power to suppress the evidence of their own dealings with the Nazis.”
Through the influence of the Dulles brothers, investigations into their traitorous acts, and those of the Harriman-Bush- Rockefeller clique, were quashed. Ongoing investigations were also taken away “from the Treasury and turned over to the State Department. There Dulles’ friends shredded the index to the interlocking corporations and blocked further investigations” (1).
“Dulles had this goal in mind: Not a single American businessman was ever going to be convicted of treason for helping the Nazis. None ever was, despite the evidence. According to one of our sources in the intelligence community, the U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps (CIC) had two large ‘Civilian Internment Centers’ in Occupied Germany, code named ‘Ashcan’ and ‘Dustbin.’ The CIC had identified and captured a large number of U.S. citizens who had stayed in Germany and aided the Third Reich all through World War II. The evidence of their treason was overwhelming. The captured German records were horribly incriminating.” So, they were destroyed.
With the destruction of these and other records, Bush, Harriman, Rockefeller, as well as the Dulles brothers were almost in the clear. “Almost” would not be good enough. The cover up continued.
“Justice Department attorney, O. John Rogge, dared to make a speech about Nazi collaborators in the United States.” He “was quickly fired. However, the attorney who buried the treason cases was later promoted to special assistant attorney general” (1).
A number of Americans who had been in business with or agents of Bush, Dulles, Harriman, Rockefeller, and the Nazis, were unable to cover their tracks, and had been imprisoned at the conclusion of the war, even though they were American citizens. It was important that they be cleared and never brought to justice, otherwise they would likely testify against Bush and gang.
“Victor Wohreheide, the young Justice Department attorney responsible for preparing the treason trials, suddenly ordered the prisoners’ release. All of the Nazi collaborators were allowed to return to the United States and reclaim their citizenship” and their money (1). Once released, and with charges dropped, there would be little threat of these Nazi criminals ever testifying against Bush, Dulles, Harriman, Rockefeller, and the others.
It was not just Nazi businessmen, but Nazi businesses that were spared.
“Despite direct orders from President Truman and General Eisenhower, IG Farben, the citadel of the Nazi industrialists, was never dismantled” (1). Instead, companies such as Bayer, which comprised a major part of the IG Farben cartel, were allowed to continue doing business, with Bush, Harriman, Dulles, and Rockefeller getting a piece of the action.
Even worse, just as the U.S. congress had decided to give away oil pipelines, refineries, and petroleum-related industries and properties to the Rockefeller led oil-cartels, and to use American tax dollars to fund new refineries and pipelines in the Middle East (see chapter 3), “Dulles’ clients demanded, and received, Allied compensation for bomb damage to their factories in Germany” (1).
“Only a few of the top Nazis were executed. Most of the rest were released from prison within a few years. Others would go virtually unpunished. No one ever investigated the Nazi sympathizers in Western intelligence who had made it all possible.”
“The bottom line is that the Nazi businessmen survived the war with their fortunes intact and rebuilt their industrial empires to become the richest men in the world.” Indeed, some became “multibillionaires” even though they “had been prominent members of Hitler’s inner circle” (1,2).
Dulles’ clients got away with it. President Roosevelt’s dream of putting the Nazis’ money-men on trial died with him” (1,2).
Dulles and his clients had won.
However, insofar as the Dulles-Bush-Harriman-Rockefeller clique were concerned, this was just a single battle. The great prize would be to seize power in the United States and to use the government to serve their own ends. Like Hitler, they intended to do it “legally.”
Knowledge is power. Secrecy insures that knowledge and power are controlled by those controlling the secrets. If crimes remain secret, there is no punishment, just rewards.
Espionage and spying are a means of gaining access to the secrets of others. Knowledge is power.
It was the job of Allen Dulles to bury the secrets which would implicate his patrons and business partners, as well as himself, in treasonable and criminal acts. However, Dulles, with a long history in spying and espionage, wanted more than to just bury secrets. Dulles wanted to build a spy agency (4), that like Himmler’s Gestapo, would be above the law, and thus beyond any possibility of penalty for crimes such as terror, theft, slavery or murder.
Even before the end of World War II, Dulles, who would soon become the first director of the CIA, had begun recruiting his dream team of super- spymasters from the “Brotherhood of Death,” that is, from Himmler’s dreaded SS, the Gestapo (5). Dulles would create an American version of the Gestapo: the CIA. The CIA would become his personal instrument of power.
From 1927 to 1941, the Dulles brothers worked as lawyers and international finance specialists for Sullivan & Cromwell, a Wall Street law firm in New York. Allen Dulles performed work for Bush, Harriman, and Rockefeller in setting up business relationships with the Nazis and with top Nazi industrialists. Dulles played a pivotal role in promoting U.S.-Nazi corporate relations
Dulles was also legal counsel for Standard Oil and the Nazi’s IG Farben, which had partnered with the Rockefellers and owned considerable Standard oil stock. His brother John Dulles (who later became Secretary of State) was an IG Farben board member
Dulles was originally recruited by OSS intelligence chief Colonel William J. Donovan, in 1941, and was posted to Berne, Switzerland. Dulles was picked because of his great expertise on Germany which he acquired through his law firm and by working as an agent for Bush, Harriman, and Rockefeller (6).
From October 1942 to May 1945, he gathered intelligence information on Nazi Germany, especially as it pertained to commerce and industry. Much of this information was also passed on to his business associates, i.e. Bush and gang (1,2,6).