Saturday, August 31, 2013

America's "Glorious" Past - Notes from "The Peacemaker" available at

America's "Glorious Past" in the Fight for Freedom.

1779 - General George Washington orders General Sullivan to "lay waste to all the settlements around (those of the Seneca, Onondaga and Cayuga - all tribes that had supported the colonists during the Revolution) that the country may not be merely overrun but destroyed." Among the Seneca people this earned General Washington the name of Town Destroyer.

1811 - General William Henry Harrison creates a false attack by the natives of Prophetstown, the home of Tecumseh who was away with his warriors on a mission seeking support for his Red Stick Alliance, so that Harrison could massacre the women, children and old men who were left alone and vulnerable and burn the village to the ground.

1832 - Native Americans lose Andrew Jackson's support to uphold the Supreme Court Decision allowing them to keep their lands in Georgia and are sent on the Trail of Tears with only smallpox infested blankets for warmth.

1846 - President Tyler creates a skirmish along the disputed border between the United States and Mexico to enter into the Mexican War.

1890's - Industrialist Dole sets up revolution in Hawaii to take over plantation lands for America's pineapple industry.

1898 - The massacre of Chief Red Cloud at Wounded Knee.

1890's - The hunt for the "terrorist" Geronimo in the area around modern day New Mexico and Arizona.

1898 - Unknown bomber destroys the USS Maine. United States uses this as an excuse to enter the Spanish American War and take over interests in the Philippines and Cuba.

1917 - British intelligence publishes the Zimmerman Note to gain America's support in World War I. Woodrow Wilson ignores the pleas of the female delegation requesting mediation instead of war.

November 17, 1917 - Night of Terror as females protesting for the right to vote in front of the White House  are arrested and treated inhumanely for two weeks until the public demands their release.

1945 - The United States destroys the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the world's first and only use of nuclear weapons against civilian targets.

1960"s - Ku Klux Klan wages uncivilized war against citizens, including children, of African American descent in America's Southland.  

1964 - The Gulf of Tonkin incident leads the United States into the shameful Vietnamese War.

1968-1975 United States uses Agent Orange and napalm attacks indiscriminately in Viet Nam.

2004 - President Bush receives Congressional Support to begin war in Iraq despite the fact that the International Community was still investigating claims of stockpiling of weapons of mass destruction.

And the rest is history so they say. These are only a few of the events that I researched and wrote about in my book "The Peacemaker." As time passes and we have a clear view of "hindsight" we might be able to learn about what's really going on today after it is too late. It is time for Americans to wake up and exercise their rights to a free press to educate themselves about what is going on and make this country a true democracy and role model for the free world and people who sincerely want to live quality lives in peace.