Gary North on current economic affairs and investment marketsGary North -- Specific Answers
HomeContact MeTell a FriendText SizeSearchMember Area
Gain immediate access to all of our current articles, the question-and-answer forums, dozens of free books, and article archives. Click here for details on how to join.

About This Site
Academic Gaps
Capitalism and the Bible
Christian Economics
Clichés of Protectionism
College Finances
Debt Management
Ellen Brown: Critique
Federal Reserve Charts
Gary North's Free Books
Get Published Here!
Gold Price & My Report
Keynes Project
One Lesson
Price Index (U.S.A.)
Questions for Jim Wallis
Remnant Review
Social Security/Medicare
Sustained Revival
Tea Party Economist
U.S. Debt Clock
Yield Curve
Your YouTube Channel
Gary North's Miscellany
Budgeting for Wealth
Business Start-Up
Career Advancement
Digital Tools
Education That Works
Evernote: Free Notes
Federal Reserve Policy
Fireproof Your Job
Goal-Setting for Success
Great Default
Inheritance Strategies
International Investing
Investment Basics
Job and Calling
Keynesian Economics
Marketing Case Studies
Precious Metals
Real Estate
Safe Places
State of the Economy
Stocks and Bonds
Study Habits
Video Channel Profits
Members' Free Manuals
Our Products
Contact Me
Tell a Friend
Text Size
Your Account
My 100% Guarantee
Privacy Policy
Terms of Use

This site powered by MemberGate

Historical Error #23: A Bogus Document, "Bankers Manifesto of 1892"

Gary North
Printer-Friendly Format

Ellen Brown fills her book with bogus quotes. This time, she refers to a bogus document, supposedly introduced by Charles A. Lindbergh, Sr., "Lucky Lindy's" father. She gets her facts wrong about him, too.

People today might wonder why Dorothy, who could have stayed and played in the technicolor wonderland of Oz, was so eager to get home to her dreary Kansas farm. But readers could have related to that sentiment in the 1890s, when keeping the family homestead was a key political issue. Home foreclosures and evictions were occurring in record numbers. A document called "The Bankers Manifesto of 1892" suggested that it was all part of a deliberate plan by the bankers to disenfranchise the farmers and laborers of their homes and property. This is another document with obscure origins, but its introduction to Congress is attributed to Representative Charles Lindbergh Sr., the father of the famous aviator, who served in Congress between 1903 and 1913. The Manifesto read in part:

We must proceed with caution and guard every move made, for the lower order of people are already showing signs of restless commotion. . . . The Farmers Alliance and Knights of Labor organizations in the United States should be carefully watched by our trusted men, and we must take immediate steps to control these organizations in our interest or disrupt them. . . . Capital [the bankers and their money] must protect itself in every possible manner through combination [monopoly] and legislation. The courts must be called to our aid, debts must be collected, bonds and mortgages foreclosed as rapidly as possible. When through the process of the law, the common people have lost their homes, they will be more tractable and easily governed through the influence of the strong arm of the government applied to a central power of imperial wealth under the control of the leading financiers. People without homes will not quarrel with their leaders. [Web of Debt, pp. 107-8]

This obvious forgery has even less subtlety that the Czarist police's forgery, The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion.

First, as we read on numerous other sites, this manifesto was written in preparation for a secret meeting in Omaha. Can you believe that these high-level bankers would meet in Omaha, the city that hosted the Populist Party's first national convention in 1890? Doesn't anyone ask: "Why?"

Second, lawyer Brown did her usual investigation of the facts, i.e., no investigation. Lindbergh entered Congress in 1907, not 1903. He served until 1917, not 1913. All she had to do was type in his name, type "Wiki," and click. But this was too much work for her!

Third, references to this bogus document are all over the Web. They all say it was introduced (no one knows where) by Lindbergh (no one knows when). If you don't know where or when a document appeared, and it also sounds crazy, you can be sure it's bogus.

Fourth, can you really believe that high-level bankers -- which bankers? -- would write down their plans in such simple language that 15,200 websites nobody has heard of would publish it? Click the link. See what the caliber of these sites is.

Not one of these sites tells us who wrote this, why, or when and where Lindbergh revealed it, let alone revealed where he got a copy of it. Yet lawyer Brown expects her readers to take it seriously.

Any attorney in a courtroom would make mincemeat of her if she tried a stunt like this.

Then she adds fuel to the fire. On page 147, she quotes from The Bankers Manifesto of 1934, an update of the 1892 manifesto. There is no original source documentation for this manifesto, either. I dare her (or anyone else) to provide it. You can begin here.

For my reply to her response, click here:

For a detailed critique of Ellen Brown's economics, go here:

Printer-Friendly Format
 Tip of the Week
Sign up for my free
Tip of the Week
Verification Characters:    Type     Z  P  F  D  D     here   

Tip of the week archives
On what this icon
means, and how it
can help you,
click here
 Q & A Forums
General Q&A Forum
Advertising and Resumés
American History Topics
Backyard Food Gardening
Banking and Politics
Blog Sites and Web Sites
Books Worth Reading
Bumper Sticker Slogans
Business Forum
Buying Smart
Christian Service Forum
College -- The Cheap Way
Education Alternatives
Food Storage
For Women Only
GNC Benefits
GNC Testimonials
Gold and Silver
Great Default Forum
Health and Diet
Health Insurance
Investments Forum
Iran War
Job, Calling, and Career
Leadership Development
Legacy Building
Less Dependent Living
Local Political Action
Non-Retirement Forum
One Good Idea
Police State
Public Speaking
Real Estate Forum
Remnant Review Forum
Safe Places Forum
Taxation Policy
Typographical Errors
Video Production Basics

Reality Check
 Discussion Forum
Search Discussion

Recent Forum Posts
• Cashing in 401k??
• Rare Coins vs. Gold
• ETrade Dumping Global Trading
• The New World Order Just Got a Wake-Up Call
• Are rates rising or falling ?
• The Next Market Crash article
• Gary, what IS your long term investment outlook?
• Trailer parks as a sound investment
• Prices for US treasuries headed south?
• Copper
• Negative interest rates
• Looking for educational material
• Safe currencies to hold
• Benjamin Graham?
• A Motif masochist investor asks
• Buy or Rent for a Young Family
• Raising Rent
• Financing vehicles
• Sell or Rent with Recession on the Horizon
• VA Home Loan
• House flippers are back with Wall St help
• Is there a large brokerage you recommend.
• Ever hear of Exit Realty?
• What commission do you think a broker should get?
• Capital gains
• Developing a mobile home park
• Word press plug in
• Rent controls in mass inflation:where to go?
• How to calculate ROI for a rental property?
• How should I sell a house?
• Let's not make a deal!
• US Pop update: 78% pop decline by 2025 !
• Price Book- End of America
• Time to leave America while you still can ?
• Impact Fees for New Florida Residents
• New Hampshire and Florida
• Ecuador and PR
• Survivor library
• Missle Silo converted to Condos
• Does the South suck?
• Moving TO the US?
• No City for Old People
• Will you die getting to your bug out location?
• teaching English overseas - some questions
• The state with the most Liberty
• Kurzweil on Financial Times
• Why is this fantasy world stuff?
• One change could help saving for retirement
• Forced retirement - lump sum - legal work
• Moving Retirement Funds
• Sudden Wealth Advice
• Sudden Wealth Advice
• Question on Traditional Pensions
• advice on how do I interact with my older parents?
• Do You Sincerely Want to Be Rich? Why?
• Req. For No 401(k)/Other Pensions via Relocatio
• Cashing out 401K to pay student debt?
• SS @ 62 and still working
• Desolation or Prosperity?
• I take it Retirement Armageddon is not available
• Osama and me article
• Cartel busting by Uber
• Top universities want you to homeschool
• Someone argues that God sustains without job
• State deficits
• Bank pays you for Mortgage
• The Changing World of Agriculture
• Overpaying Workers=Biblical & Business Sense ?
• Discipline begins with Dad...published!
• Alkaline water
• Sun City
• advance in vision technology-60/20!
• Osama bin Laden read Antony Sutton?
• Start with Why
• Krugman right - it's a miracle
• Loyalty
• Small business loans
• Metrics for growth of online education?
• How to best build email list of High Net Worths
• Competing where no one wants to
• A Low-Cost Weekend Business to Retire Into
• Questions for small business owners
• Leasing Question
• New Motor Technbology
• MBA programs that get you where you want to go
• a different marketing - using academia
• Video Interview Equipment
• Beginner Business Structure
• Apply 80/20
• Good Recruiting wins Championships = $$$