Nov 22, 2011

Veteran's Day 11-11-11 Revisited: President Herbert Hoover From the Grave-- FDR's WWII was Wrong!

Did you feel it? That great cataclysmic event on 11-11-11? No not a physical one, but a metaphysical one took place. There was no earthquake. But an intellectual tremor and tumult rumbled and broke out as Truth woke up and came forth from the grave. A significant witness from the grave has just been summoned and called to give testimony to today's post-9/11 America, and not too soon. 

One of the most controversial books in American history has just been published, and ironically was introduced on November 7, just before the numerically significant Veteran's Day, November 11th, 2011 (11-11-11). What is unique about this particular book is that its author was a U.S. President, who kept it a secret until now, a generation after his death. If this book is not widely announced in major media then Americans should be suspicious as to why Bush and Cheney's recent books, and even Condi Rice's memoirs, would receive more of their attention than that from President Hoover. If America is interested in what Steve Jobs said and wrote before his decease, how much more an American president? Academics and historians are already praising it and shouting about its importance. Veterans in particular should pay attention, for it was their blood put on the line. And before you read on, remember that General Patton was not very keen (to put it mildly) on the U.S. being allies with communist Russia in order to make war on Germany.

From the Academic Journal FIRST PRINCIPLES, George Nash on November 15th wrote this article below introducing former (conservative) President Herbert Hoover's Magnum Opus book, FREEDOM BETRAYED, that has not been published....until now. This book authored by President Hoover is, and will prove to be, an absolute bomb shell, as to how Americans view World War II in future generations, even if this one ignores it willingly.

The Truth never long remains buried, but is always called eventually by the God of Providence into a resurrection, and rises again to indict and charge its unjust persecutors who thought it put away like Joseph into slavery (the Bible), a Tell-Tale Heart (Poe) from a corpse behind a brick wall, or pulled off in secret like a Watergate break-in (Nixon's plumbers). Do the American people really blindly believe the wars the government pushes us into are always justified, and therefore should be glorified? This cross-examination of America under FDR's presidency and WWII history by the credible President Hoover will not be so easy to dismiss. It also touches upon the real truth about the "Red Scare" in America and whether Communism was in fact infiltrating U.S. government, as he believed it was. Wasn't it FDR in fact that pushed and passed the Social(ist) Security Act, the first Welfare and Entitlement, and communistic Big Government program? Those who know American history know that FDR who led America to war (like Wilson) also pushed the New Deal programs that many claim President Obama has imitated even as a perpetual "war on terrorism" (for Global Democracy, in truth) is waged with bipartisan support. But I digress.

The typical unquestioning, flag-waving view of America's involvement in WWII (which actually turned it into a world war in fact) is held sacred every Veteran's Day in particular and is indoctrinated through the government school system and government-media complex so that subsequent generations have had to genuflect in praise without thinking more sagaciously about the war against Hitler's Germany and the "Empire of Japan" (FDR's words). Neither is a moral thought hardly given to the real holocausts (death by burning) of dropping 2 Atomic Bombs on two civilian cities in Japan or the total incineration of the civilian city of Dresden, Germany by U.S. and its allies with firebombs. (Strictly legally and morally speaking, these were war crimes, as much as General Sherman burning Southern cities during the un-Civil War.  Talk about killing and targeting "non-combatants" or "collateral damage"! Don't get me started about the especially developed "Holocaust" propaganda machine that has been used to justify the controversial war after it was finished to further inflame emotional passions through entire fabrications and lying statistics). If the average American today had been alive in the 1930s and 40s their view of the justification for the war against Germany in particular would be as controversial as the post-war reflection today about Iraq. Americans did not want to go to war against Germany and it posed no imminent threat to the U.S..  Pearl Harbor was the "catalyzing event", like a 9/11 (see the neoconservatives Project for New American Century's quote about this), to justify war with Japan, and then Germany as their ally.  

More of the truth challenging the official story and justification for WWII has been published recently (see our Bookstore below). Military author Robert Stinnett published his book DAY OF DECEIT: THE TRUTH ABOUT FDR AND PEARL HARBOR, as a military participant and expert, laying out the documented proof that FDR tricked Americans into war against Germany by a deliberate conspiracy to provoke Japan to attack the U.S. Pacific Fleet (e.g. sending them from San Diego to a sitting duck position in Hawaii, like bait for sharks). The book is an eye-opener enough. Even more recently conservative and former republican presidential candidate Patrick Buchanan published his book called CHURCHILL, HITLER, AND THE UNNECESSARY WAR, which amazingly is now being vindicated by President Hoover's book now published long after his decease! AMERICANS NOW NEED TO WAKE UP TO THESE SIGNIFICANT AND CREDIBLE WITNESSES THAT TESTIFY IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS THAT AMERICA'S GOING TO WAR AND FOMENTING IT INTO WORLD WAR II WAS BASED ON DELIBERATE CONSPIRACY, DISHONESTY, AND CONTRARY TO THE GOOD OF AMERICA AND THE WORLD, THE CONSEQUENCES OF WHICH WE ARE STILL REAPING TODAY.

It is also a solid proof as to why now, before the 2012 presidential elections, Americans should more thoroughly, constitutionally, and dispassionately consider just why both major parties have candidates (mainly CFR members) who are invoking war with Iran, among others, for continued wars for Democracy and giving foreign aid and allying with other countries who even have contrary principles (e.g. Israel is undemocratic and blatantly racist and has WMD, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, et al), upon false pretenses of "terrorist threat", "WMD" and rhetorical "mushroom clouds" (Gingrich pulled that to justify the PATRIOT ACT yesterday in debate against Ron Paul), as the U.S. government enlarges itself and continues to trample our Constitution and lead us toward Global Government, while indebting and bankrupting itself, ruining our money and economy on our hard-working backs. As former President Hoover will show, the Great Deceiver, Franklin D. Roosevelt, did the same thing, and unfortunately, though challenged, got away with it. But now historical truth catches and indicts him for what he did, so that hopefully Americans today can prevent it again, and see more clearly exactly the mess we are in today by consequence.

Freedom Betrayed
George H. Nash - 11/15/11

In November 1951, a public relations executive named John W. Hill met Herbert Hoover at a dinner in New York City. It was an unhappy time in the United States, especially for conservative Republicans. Abroad, the Korean War had turned into a bloody stalemate that President Harry Truman’s administration seemed unable to end. Earlier in the year, the president had abruptly dismissed General Douglas MacArthur, a conservative hero, from America’s Far Eastern military command, to the consternation of Hoover and millions of others. At home, Truman’s liberal Democratic administration was under furious assault from conservative critics of its policies toward communist regimes overseas and communist subversion within our borders.

How quickly the world had changed since the close of the Second World War a few years earlier. Then the future had seemed bright with promise. Nazi Germany and imperial Japan had been crushed; fascism as an ideology had been discredited; the birth of the United Nations had appeared to presage an era of global peace. Now, a mere six years later, in Asia and along the Iron Curtain in Europe, a third world war—this time against communist Russia and China—seemed a distinct possibility.

“Mr. Hoover,” said Hill that November evening, “the world is in one hell of a mess, isn’t it?”

“It certainly is,” Hoover replied.

“It has always occurred to me,” Hill continued, “that we are in this mess because of the mistakes of statesmen. Somebody ought to write a book [on the subject] like [E. S. Creasy’s] ‘Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World’; I think it would be a classic.”

“You are absolutely right,” Hoover responded. “That should be done, and I am going to tell you what should be the first chapter.”

“What is that?” asked Hill.

“When Roosevelt put America in to help Russia as Hitler invaded Russia in June, 1941. We should have let those two bastards annihilate themselves.”

Hill was delighted. “That would be a great book. Why don’t you write it, Mr. Hoover?”

“I haven’t the time,” Hoover countered. “Why don’t you write it?”

What Hill did not know—and what Hoover, that evening, did not tell him—was that for several years Hoover had been at work on a book with a similar theme: a comprehensive, critical history of American diplomacy between the late 1930s and 1945, with emphasis on the misguided policies of President Roosevelt. It was a volume in which the Roosevelt administration’s wartime alliance with the Soviet Union would be subject to withering scrutiny.

Twenty years later, in 1971, in a conversation with an interviewer, Hill lamented that no one had ever written the book he had once proposed to Hoover on “The Fifteen Decisive Blunders of Statesmen.” “I have always wished somebody would do it,” he added. “It would be controversial because every one of the decisions the author stated would cause trouble, would cause somebody to come up and defend it, and the book would sell like hotcakes.”

What Hill did not realize was that nearly eight years earlier Hoover had completed his own book of diplomatic blunders. Unlike the scattershot collection of essays that Hill had envisaged, Hoover’s tome was tightly focused. Originally conceived as the section of his memoirs that would cover his life during World War II, the “War Book” (as he called it) had morphed into something far more ambitious: an unabashed, revisionist reexamination of the entire war—and a sweeping indictment of the “lost statesmanship” of Franklin Roosevelt.

Hoover ultimately entitled his manuscript Freedom Betrayed. More informally, and with a touch of humor, he and his staff came to refer to it as the Magnum Opus. The label was apt. For nearly two decades, beginning in 1944, the former president labored over his massive manuscript, producing draft after draft, “edition” after “edition.” He finished the final version (save for some minor editing and additional fact-checking) in September 1963 and prepared in the ensuing months for the book’s publication. Death came first, on October 20, 1964. A little over two months earlier, he had turned ninety years old.

After Hoover’s passing, his heirs decided not to publish his Magnum Opus. Since then, for nearly half a century, it has remained in storage, unavailable for examination.

The new volume Freedom Betrayed presents the book in its final, author-approved edition of 1963–64. It is published—and its contents thereby made available to scholars—for the first time.

This essay is adapted from the Editor’s Introduction to Freedom Betrayed: Herbert Hoover’s Secret History of the Second World War and Its Aftermath, just published by Hoover Institution Press

Freedom Betrayed: Herbert Hoover's Secret History of the Second World War and Its Aftermath, Edited with an...