Dry Violence 1924

Ku-Klux Khristan Love

Violent genocidal dry cops (link)

Martial law was declared shortly after an explosion at a corn sugar plant. Almost all of the alcohol consumed in the USA during prohibition was made from corn sugar. From the same edition:

The Glucose Trust, The Yeast Trust

Corn Sugar produced 95% of all moonshine (link)

The Ku-Klux Klan were fanatical enforcers of prohibition, and were given plenty of leeway when it came to dealing with the subjugated recipients of Christian tough love, thanks o the New York Times portrayal of Blacks on the eve of signing of the Harrison Act. In its 08 FEB 1914 edition. Ten years after, in 1924, it was the Demon Rum that threatened the very foundations of civilization. So an upstream corn sugar plant blows up, and the Klan involves Federal troops in looting operations 82 years before George Waffen Bush funds faith-based looters on asset forfeiture rampages to wreck the economy. Here’s the last of the story…

Faith-based asset forfeiture looting

82 years before Bush Jr faith-based asset-forfeiture Crash

The present situation in Williamson county developed when citizens said to have affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan caused prohibition enforcement officers to come into the county and conduct raids. The officers deputized between 300 and 400 citizens, many of whom were armed when the raids were carried out.
The first raid was staged December 22, when posses, headed by the enforcement officers, swept over the county making wholesale arrests. W.A. Peters, police magistrate and a member of a raiding party at West Frankfort, a small mining town, was wounded by two foreigners, and two foreigners were wounded when they resisted arrest. One hundred and thirty-six arrests were made. The second raid was made on January 5 and 50 arrests were made.

KLAN ACTIVITIES

–A report that the Ku Klux Klan had contributed $3000 for law enforcement in the county was denied, but it inflamed those opposed to the hooded organization. The raids were conducted without the knowledge of Sheriff Galligan. It was intimated he was not told of the movement because the news might “leak out.”
The Klan staged numerous parades in different parts of the county and there quickly sprang up an anti-Klan organization known as the Knights of the Flaming Circle. Clashes between the organizations were narrowly averted on several occasions.
Sheriff Galligan told Adj. General Black today that the raids conducted by the federal officers and citizens had become more than mere law enforcement raids. He charged irresponsible purposes has seized upon them to burn buildings and rob. Only the presence of troops could keep order, he said. (Aurora Daily Star 09JAN1924 1)

Why not delve into the failure of Prohibitionism that caused the 1929 Crash? Prohibition and The Crash–Cause and Effect in 1929 does exactly that, matching newspaper accounts against stock market reactions and competing theories. It is live on Amazon Kindle for the price of a pint.

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Federal Postal Monopoly v. Alaska

Those uppity Alaskans dared to imagine–like New Yorkers in 1923–that they could repeal their prohibition laws and still collect excise taxes? Think again!

God’s Own Prohibitionists have appointed another Harry “Sessions” Anslinger to bring the death sentence to pot peddlers as promised by George Bush in 1989! The Juneau Empire now reports that legal hemptrepreneurs eager to pay the government’s hemp tax were turned away by Post Office Gestapo. Those asset-forfeiture experts would have nothing to do with the proceeds of dope peddlers–unless maybe an opportunity for civil asset forfeiture were to present itself. God’s Own Prohibitionists aren’t about to let the grass grow under their feet. Harrumpf!

It remains to be seen which Alaska judge will sign a bench warrant for the arrest of federal meddlers interfering with State tax collection.

Don’t blame me! I’ve was suckered by both looter parties back when I was young and stupid. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me!

 

Then and now, asset forfeiture crashes

1987DJIAAccording to Ronald Reagan, on Thursday, September 11, 1986, lunch with VP George H.W. Bush was followed by a lengthy cabinet meeting over proposed prohibitionist legislation.

Those were the heady days of “Just Say No,” when the Soviet Union was going broke and the Reagan administration was looking for ways to cut off all sources of income for the communist empire. The 9/11 drug bill in question contained items like using the military to invade other countries to enforce prohibition, an extra hundred million dollars to hire a drug army, Federal funds for state prisons, and “introduction of illegally obtained evidence at criminal trials in cases where a police officer acting in good faith makes an error in a warrantless search situation” … “forfeiture of substitute assets“,  “drug tests for all U.S. government employees in “sensitive” positions” and so on.  Reagan signed the resulting bill and called it a “National Crusade.” The way these laws are written, they only take effect a year after they are signed. You wouldn’t want cause and effect close enough together to draw attention to the financial charts.

1932banksuspensionsThe same sort of thing had been happening 55 years earlier, Herbert Hoover was president, beer was a major felony, several large banks in New York City had been involved in financing illegal alcohol and drugs, and Ronald Reagan had just turned 20.

President Wilson’s son-in-law, William McAdoo, suggested that Congress pass a law confiscating all money owned by drug and alcohol operators. Pres. Hoover had already more than doubled the number of convicts in prison for victimless crimes. Money the government didn’t have was being appropriated for building new prisons and hiring hordes of agents an prosecutors.

In June 1932 the Senate passed the revenue act containing the asset forfeiture provisions, along with major tax hikes. Hoover lost the election in November, but would still be president until March 4, 1933. In the meantime banks for closing right and left because citizens, fearful of asset forfeiture confiscations, we’re removing all of their deposits, thereby contracting the amount of available credit. Tax revenue fell by nearly half before anyone had ever heard of the Laffer curve. Stockbrokers were only making money by selling short. Huge bootlegging and narcotics trials of wealthy and important defendants from arrests made back in 1928-1932 were running out of delaying tactics.

GOPNSDAPFinally, on December 13, 1932, President Hoover signed executive order 5970 –Inspection of Income Tax Returns–which allowed States to look at Federal income tax forms filed by corporations within their borders.

This was done quietly, with no fanfare in the newspapers. Few even realized what had happened until Hoover’s press conference of January 20 subtly spilling the beans. This realization dawned ten days before Hitler was named Chancellor of the same German Reich Hoover had nurtured and protected by his moratorium on war debt collections (the Moratorium on Brains). The House promptly cut off all funding for wiretaps and entrapment buying. Corporations began withdrawing money from banks, and over the course of the following month every single bank in the United States shut down even before Franklin D Roosevelt was sworn in to become President for Life and declare a “holiday,” complete with fines, imprisonment and forfeiture language.

Religious conservatives have since that time pronounced the word “liberal” (in favor of repealing prohibition) the way their German counterparts pronounced the words “liberal” and “Jewish” (meaning laissez-faire).  In the rest of the English-speaking world, liberal still means the same thing that it meant–-even to religious conservatives–-in America before 1932.

For a detailed analysis of the Crash and Depression buy Prohibition and The Crash, live on Amazon Kindle in two languages–for the cost of a competent pint.

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Prohibition and The Crash, on Amazon Kindle

Stay tuned for how these events relate to the Crash of 2007-8 and the ensuing Depression. Need an interpreter?
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