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Vets attacked in D.C.

Never saw this in history class!

1932: Tens of thousands of WWI Vets are attacked, gassed and possessions burned to the ground right in the middle of Washington D.C. by President Hoover's "Orders."


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For all new recruits to watch before enlistment, along with the statistics on suicide rates among today's returning veterans. Oh and how about Barack Nobel Peace Prize Hussein Obama cancelling promised tuition owed to current enlistees?
Hey between that and the don't ask do tell, and women in combat, do you think this will have any effect on our fighting forces' morale?

RON PAUL is the GOLD STANDARD of politics, his value never changes; it's tied to the CONSTITUTION!

This Happens And Yet

There are always more stupid people signing up to fight the bankster's next war. Will we ever learn? Ever notice how the Washington monument looks like an Egyptian obelisk? There are three of those. One by the Vatican, One in London, and one in Washington. They are tied maybe.



Next time this

The Honor Of These Men

The integrity, passion, and pride of these men...

Is THE MINIMUM of what I expect of today's people. Can't we get out there and PROTEST? I want to see another million man march.

The banksters had financed both sides during World War I


Too bad these bonus soldiers did not bring along some armed snipers; MacArthur and Patton would have made prized targets and sent a message to the military as to the cost of backing tyranny that would still resonate today.

MacArthur also let the entire air group of B-17s (35 in all) get blown up on the ground by refusing to honor the group commander's warnings.


No wonder, MacArthur's family was rich. He was a traitor, not only to the "Bonus Army" but to the airmen under his command.

You can't say that is

You can't say that is necessarily evil. They kept to free market principles.

Sorry But

They have been doing it FAR longer than that!


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Wow. I guess they were not flouridating the water then

Supposedly the levels of testosterone in american males in the 20s and 30s was much higher.

Decades and decades of social engineering and nanny-state dependence training...has tried to breed it out of us.

But they will not succeed.

Thanks for sharing this hitherto unknown uprising.

May it serve as an example of where we need to take things next. (To the streets).

Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

Should've protested in the 20's

4,734,991 US Citizens served in WWI. Protestors at most 17,000. Thats only 0.0359%. Their ideology and demands were not mainstream thinking. Most Americans wanted the Gov to find and fix the cause of economic crash. They might have gotten paid if they asked for the bonus in the booming 20's. Thats when the Gov and tax payers had money.

There is a problem with your

There is a problem with your math. How many of the 4,734,991 died in WWI. The 17,000 plus the over 30,000 other veterans on their way to DC, plus the countess others who didn't and couldn't go to DC, would have to be divided by the number of WWI Veterans; meaning: those who survived WWI, not the total number who served in WWI. To use the numbers in the manner which you did is blatantly false, and a bastardisation of Statistics.

Their certificate was to be redeemed in 1945, they didn't need the money in 1920, so why would they try to get money for their certificate if they didn't need the money? Also, unlike everybody else at the time, at least these people had some kind of claim to money from the Federal Government; nobody else did.

So, what does government do? Instead of providing assistance to those with some kind of claim, the government kills some of them and chases the rest away; and then the government gives money to those who had ZERO claim to anything. That makes sense.


Protestors were populists thugs like Occupy Wall Street lefties.

But many folks here receive foodstamps or government student loans or disablility for fake stress syndrome. They feel shy to look in the mirror or at their relatives who do the same. So looking at bankers and Illuminati is their mental escape from personal guilt and those of their relatives and the like.

You seriously are ignorant of

You seriously are ignorant of reality. So, tell me; what kind of claim did the farmers have to get money in the 1930's? What about the rest of the unemployed people; what kind of claim did they have for assistance? What kind of claim did government workers have to steal what little money was in existence in the 1930's? At least the Bonus Army had a certificate -even if it wasn't redeemable for another 13 years; that is more than most people had.

Oh, and it makes sense to try and force the WWI veterans to borrow against their certificate instead of just letting the WWI Veterans sell the certificates; doesn't it. Borrow against it and pay interest on receiving a portion of your own guaranteed money, as opposed to sell the certificate and owe nothing to anybody. By the time the WWI veterans would have been done paying the loan they would have borrowed 50% of the face value of the certificate and they would have paid over 100% of face value for it; that is a scam.

Man, all you get out of the

Man, all you get out of the 20s and 30s in school is the Great Depression. There was interesting stuff like this and Operation Gardenplot and the attempted overthrow of the gov't. Good thing Smedley Butler was around.

Let's Not Forget

...that also present was that strutting peacock Maj.George S. Patton. People need to stop worshiping these so called military "heros".

Col. Gregory "Pappy" Boyington Hero Quote

"Show me a hero and I'll show you a bum."




"I, __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."


There is no duration defined in the Oath

Not All The Blame on Hoover,

It says MacArthur overextended his authority in burning the camp, and he was ordered not to cross the bridge

Military Disobedience

...should sometimes be applauded. Unfortunately, MacArthur's example was completely contrary to what a truly honorable man would have done against Hoover's directives.

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I agree with you 100%


Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

Major Dwight D. Eisenhower

During the military operation, Major Dwight D. Eisenhower, later the 34th President of the United States, served as one of MacArthur's junior aides. Believing it wrong for the Army's highest-ranking officer to lead an action against fellow American war veterans, he strongly advised MacArthur against taking any public role: "I told that dumb son-of-a-b_itch not to go down there," he said later. "I told him it was no place for the Chief of Staff."


"I, __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."


There is no duration defined in the Oath

I guess this "tyranny" concept..

..is not a new thing..

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Remember My Forgotten Man

From Gold Diggers of 1933:


From another war the US had

From another war the US had no business being in. I remember my grandfather telling me about this back in the early 80's. What was it Kissenger said about Military men?

Smedley Butler was there and

Smedley Butler was there and this was the precursor to the attempted coup that the industrialist fascists wanted Butler to participate in.

From Wikipedia:
During his Senate campaign, Butler spoke out forcefully about the veterans bonus. Veterans of World War I, many of whom had been out of work since the beginning of the Great Depression, sought immediate cash payment of Service Certificates granted to them eight years earlier via the World War Adjusted Compensation Act of 1924. Each Service Certificate, issued to a qualified veteran soldier, bore a face value equal to the soldier's promised payment, plus compound interest. The problem was that the certificates (like bonds), matured 20 years from the date of original issuance, thus, under extant law, the Service Certificates could not be redeemed until 1945. In June 1932, approximately 43,000 marchers—17,000 of whom were World War I veterans, their families, and affiliated groups—protested in Washington, D.C.[49] The Bonus Expeditionary Force, also known as the "Bonus Army", marched on Washington to advocate the passage of the "soldier's bonus" for service during World War I. After Congress adjourned, bonus marchers remained in the city and became unruly. On July 28, 1932, two bonus marchers were shot by police, causing the entire mob to become hostile and riotous. The FBI, then known as the United States Bureau of Investigation, checked its fingerprint records to obtain the police records of individuals who had been arrested during the riots or who had participated in the bonus march.[49][50]

The veterans made camp in the Anacostia flats while they awaited the congressional decision on whether or not to pay the bonus. The motion, known as the Patnum bill, was decisively defeated, but the veterans stayed in their camp. Butler arrived with his young son Thomas, in mid-July the day before the official eviction by the Hoover administration. He walked through the camp and spoke to the veterans; he told them that they were fine soldiers and they had a right to lobby Congress just as much as any corporation. He and his son spent the night and ate with the men, and in the morning Butler gave a speech to the camping veterans. He instructed them to keep their sense of humor and cautioned them not to do anything that would cost public sympathy.[51] On July 28, army cavalry units led by General Douglas MacArthur dispersed the Bonus Army by riding through it and using gas. During the conflict several veterans were killed or injured and Butler declared himself a "Hoover-for-Ex-President-Republican".

The coup:

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.[57][58] A special committee of the House of Representatives headed by Representatives John W. McCormack of Massachusetts and Samuel Dickstein of New York, who was later alleged to have been a paid agent of the NKVD,[59] heard his testimony in secret.[60] The McCormack-Dickstein committee was a precursor to the House Committee on Un-American Activities.

In November 1934, Butler told the committee that one Gerald P. MacGuire told him that a group of businessmen, supposedly backed by a private army of 500,000 ex-soldiers and others, intended to establish a fascist dictatorship. Butler had been asked to lead it, he said, by MacGuire, who was a bond salesman with Grayson M–P Murphy & Co. The New York Times reported that Butler had told friends that General Hugh S. Johnson, a former official with the National Recovery Administration, was to be installed as dictator. Butler said MacGuire had told him the attempted coup was backed by three million dollars, and that the 500,000 men were probably to be assembled in Washington, D.C. the following year. All the parties alleged to be involved, including Johnson, publicly said there was no truth in the story, calling it a joke and a fantasy.[60]

Columbus, Ohio

"Pure Americanism"

The person speaking that quote above was Smedley Butler who was a Major General http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smedley_Butler if you have not yet read his book "War is a Racket" Read it!

Waking up is hard to do !

... and this 7 mins woke me up something fierce

There REALLY are 2 parties ( traitors and patriots ) and I for one wish to be ranked with the latter

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Theres an old saying

"There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again."

George W.

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

you know..

thanks to him goofing it up I can't say it properly to this day. So now I've switched over to: Once is funny, twice is silly and three times is a "spanking".

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"Those who do not remember history...

are doomed to repeat it."

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Thats why it says

"The right of the people to bear arms shall not be infringed." These men fought for the constitution - and then did not exercise their constitutionally guaranteed right.

They did not fight for the

They did not fight for the constitution. Research WW1.