The Failed Fascist Coup In America

This could be the most important video is modern American history and I can safely bet you’ve never seen it.

Bu when it was first screened millions of Americans did…and then they made the story disappear.

This is not make-believe.

Who was Smedley Butler?

“By the end of his career, Butler had received 16 medals, five for heroism. He is one of 19 men to receive the Medal of Honor twice, one of three to be awarded both the Marine Corps Brevet Medal(along with Wendell Neville and David Porter) and the Medal of Honor, and the only Marine to be awarded the Brevet Medal and two Medals of Honor, all for separate actions.”

Here’s the story, they will NEVER teach in history class because it tells too much about how the country really works:


Butler had been approached by Gerald P. MacGuire of Wall Street’s Grayson M-P Murphy & Co. MacGuire claimed they would assemble an army of 500,000 mostly unemployed WWI veterans and march on DC. The plutocrats wanted Butler to lead the coup, thinking that, like the Bolsheviks, taking one major city (DC as Petrograd) would lead to the fall of the government. They promised to put up $3 million as starters and dangled a future $300 million as bait. Butler went along with the plot until he could learn the identities of all the schemers. Not a one of them was ever called to testify or was charged with Treason. Virtually all of them were founding members of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

The League was headed by the DuPont and J.P Morgan cartels and had major support from Andrew Mellon Associates, Pew (Sun Oil), Rockefeller Associates, E.F. Hutton Associates, U.S. Steel, General Motors, Chase, Standard Oil and Goodyear Tires.

Money was funneled thru the Sen. Prescott Bush-led Union Banking Corporation (yes, those Bushes) and the Prescott Bush-led Brown Brothers Harriman (yes, that Harriman) to the League (and to Hitler, but that’s another story). The plotters bragged about Bush’s Hitler connections and even claimed that Germany had promised Bush that it would provide materiel for the coup. This claim was entirely believable: a year earlier, Chevrolet president William S. Knudsen (who himself had donated $10,000 to the League) went to Germany and met with Nazi leaders and declared upon his return that Hitler’s Germany was “the miracle of the twentieth century.” At the time, GM’s wholly-owned Adam-Opal Co. had already begun producing the Nazi’s tanks, trucks and bomber engines. James D. Mooney, GM’s vice-president for foreign operations was joined by Henry Ford and IBM chief Tom Watson in receiving the Grand Cross of the German Eagle from Hitler for their considerable efforts on behalf of the Third Reich.

The Whitewash

While the Committee found that Gen. Butler was telling the truth, discrediting such a stalwart was problematic for the plotters. Quickly, the corporate press weighed in and sought to raise doubts about the war hero, settling on branding him naive. The discredit Knudsen meme was: “it was all idle cocktail party chatter.” This red herring was trumpeted under the Associated Press headline “The Cocktail Putsch.” New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia dismissed the plot as “someone at the party had suggested the idea to the ex-Marine as a joke.”

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2 Responses to “The Failed Fascist Coup In America”

  1. pete fairhurst says:

    Tap, here is a different perspective:

    Almost book length by one of his associates, so not for the casual reader. But pretty devastating for Butler none the less. With lots of other interesting stuff too.

    Btw I am about 20% through Angels and Devils and enjoying it immensely. Your education was very different to my red brick Grammar that’s for sure. But I fully understand the social and political attitudes of those days, having experienced them first hand my self. The war, the war!

    I love the way that you have salted the text with little nuggets of mainly unknown truth too. eg. Cromwell and Bank of England and suchlike

    I’m looking forward to reading about your business career as well having been in “trade” myself. I was aware that business was looked down upon, by the upper middle classes and the nobs, but I never really experienced that directly being firmly lower middle myself.

    I’m trying to read it slowly so that I can savour your story, but struggling tbh, I’m finding that difficult to achieve so I have to keep leaving it aside.

  2. Tapestry says:

    Pete, that’s good to hear that you are enjoying the book so far, and that it resonates with your own experiences, albeit it’s the same stuff you knew but from a slightly different perspective. Those days seem so far away now, but in an instant they can be back in your memory. Things were so simple then, or at least we thought they were. I won’t say any more in case I spoil the book for you!!!

    I’d read that Miles Mathis post too – of course Smedley Butler was yet another fake news story!!! I posted that one if I remember. I’ll have to read my own blog! At least you’re still awake.

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