While reviewing the chart of the United States of America, born on the 4th of July, 1776, we have been examining the upcoming series of Uranus Pluto squares that will unfold over the next three years, beginning in June, 2012. While doing the historical research, one set of themes particularly caught my eye and spoke to me about it's power and corruption.
We have seen how the first three series of Uranus Pluto alignments corresponded with the first economic depression this country ever experienced following the Panic of 1819, the longest depression following the Panic of 1873, and the Great Depression following the Crash of 1929. But because this last set of transiting alignments occurred in the later cardinal degrees, these same two planetary powerhouses then followed their hard alignments by making the same aspects to the US natal positions (see list at end of column). Uranus is the planet of knowledge and information. In a square to Pluto, underhanded activities are busy working their mischief, depressing the scales of fair play and justice, sowing seeds of corruption in their wake. Between the springs of 1932 and 1937, there was a series of these combined alignments, celestially concentrated in a fashion not often seen. Between these two dates Pluto and Uranus combined for a total of 16 hard aspects, setting the stage for what nearly became, at that time, the death of democracy as we know it.
The retired Major General of the Marines, one of the most highly decorated men to ever come through the military, was approached to lead a revolutionary force on Washington, DC in a planned coup attempt during 1933.
As surprising as it seems (or not), a special Congressional committee was convened in November, 1934 to hear this testimony in secret. Although initially marginalized by the press, the committee later admitted that there was indeed evidence for a conspiracy to overthrow our government and the administration of FDR, but the committee's revelations were never acted on or pursued. From Wiki-
"In November 1934, Butler alleged the existence of a political conspiracy of Wall Street interests to overthrow President Roosevelt, a series of allegations that came to be known in the media as the Business Plot. . ."
"The news media" (owned itself by corporate interests) "initially dismissed the plot, with a New York Times editorial characterizing it as a 'gigantic hoax'. When the committee's final report was released, the Times said the committee 'purported to report that a two-month investigation had convinced it that General Butler's story of a Fascist march on Washington was alarmingly true' and '... also alleged that definite proof had been found that the much publicized Fascist march on Washington, which was to have been led by Major. Gen. Smedley D. Butler, retired, according to testimony at a hearing, was actually contemplated.'"
We have heard from a number of influential leaders of the 'secret government' that was running the country from behind the scenes; such notables as Theodore Roosevelt, John Haylan, Huey Long and Louis McFadden. General Butler's name has to be added to this list, and after his retirement he lectured long and often about how the US military had really been the tool of big business during the period of his service. To summarize his feelings from the magazine Common Sense,
"I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers."
"In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts."
"I operated on three continents."
While the life-long military career of General Butler illuminated the natal alignments of the US chart, the coup attempt came at a time when, celestially speaking, some of these forces were at their corruptive peak. Even the Congressional Committee acknowledged that there was evidence for a plot, much like the Church Committee's acknowledgement that there was a conspiracy to the assassination of John F. Kennedy. In each case there was no political will to 'follow the money' to its source. Recently, additional information has come to light of other events that took place in 1934 which make Al Capone's capers look like child's play.
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