Jefferson Finis Davis (June 3, 1808 – December 6, 1889) was an American statesman and leader of the Confederacy during the American Civil War, serving as President of the Confederate States of America for its entire history. Davis was born in Kentucky to Samuel and Jane (Cook) Davis. After attending Transylvania University, Davis graduated from West Point and fought in the Mexican–American War as a colonel of a volunteer regiment. He served as the United States Secretary of War under Democratic President Franklin Pierce. Both before and after his time in the Pierce administration, he served as a Democratic U.S. Senator representing the State of Mississippi. As a senator, he argued against secession, but did agree that each state was sovereign and had an unquestionable right to secede from the Union. On February 9, 1861, after Davis resigned from the United States Senate, he was selected to be the provisional President of the Confederate States of America; he was elected without opposition to a six-year term that November. – Wikipedia
Dominant Social Theme: Happy birthday, Jefferson Davis. The Internet allows us to ask some unusual questions.
Free-Market Analysis: Greenbackerism's devotion to the myth of Abraham Lincoln as a benevolent and wise individual who stood up to Money Power has been extensively debunked by such free-market historians as Thomas DiLorenzo. He's written several persuasive books on the subject and been pilloried by court historians and alternative media Greenbackers as a result.
But Lincoln was a repressive president and eventually something of a tyrant. Eventually he assumed the role of a kind of dictator by jailing Northern citizens and journalists who opposed his policies and believed in states' rights – including the right to secede – under which the union was ostensibly founded.
What we call the Internet Reformation has allowed the Daily Bell to generate a vision of what we call "directed history." It simply seems a fact that many of the major wars fought in the 20th century were backed on both sides by Money Power. Both the Russian Revolution and Hitler's rise to power were apparently funded by Wall Street and British "City" money.
But this determination to fund both sides of modern wars may go back further than the 20th century – though the modern conspiracy of globalism seems to have been most active in the past 100 years. There are even questions raised about Napoleon Bonaparte and whether Money Power utilized the French general's bellicosity for their own purposes.
Yes, Money Power, whenever possible, creates wars to further its own interests and funds both sides. This is simply a historical fact, and amply attested to … at least in modernity (Post-Internet). Therefore, near the occasion of Jefferson Davis's birthday, we take the opportunity to ask whether the US Civil War was also arranged and funded by Money Power.
In fact, this question has been asked before, with many supporters of what we call directed history speculating that Lincoln himself was in the employ of British Money Power. Lincoln's uneasy but extensive relationships with New York's European-centric banks would seem to indicate that he might have been.
Europe – certainly Britain – remained uncomfortable about the rising power of the United States and during the war, many in Britain supported the South and hoped that the "secession" would come to fruition. At the very least, a major war between North and South would weaken the US and result inevitably in a loss of freedom and a rise of governmental authoritarianism. This it certainly did.
While Lincoln's formal stance toward Britain was confrontational, it can certainly be speculated that his policies and actions weakened the independence of the United States and after the war made it possible for the overseas power elite to greatly advance and consolidate its power. There is plenty of evidence that JP Morgan was an agent of top Money Power families and at one point Morgan was said to own up to one-third or more of US industry!
What has not been asked (in this Internet era), to the best of our knowledge, is whether Jefferson Davis was also, at least in a sense, in the employ of Money Power as Lincoln ostensibly was. Certainly there are some historical facts that might make a historical quest in this regard worth undertaking.
One salient fact stands out above others: Davis served as President Franklin Pierce's war secretary and while Pierce was an ardent states' rights advocate, it was also widely reported that he had relations with a powerful US secret society – the Knights of the Golden Circle.
Here's a brief description from a book on the Knights entitled, The Mysterious and Secret Order of the Knights of the Golden Circle …
Few people know of the Knights of the Golden Circle and even fewer know about the purpose for which it existed. It is probably the greatest untold story today in the history of the United States. That is unusual because during the last century this very large, powerful, secret and subversive southern organization had such a profound influence and effect over the course of many years that they almost succeeded in changing the course of our history.
It has been said of them that they were one of the deadliest, wealthiest, most secretive and subversive spy and underground organizations in the history of the world. It is known that they operated not only in the United States, but also around the glove for 65 years (1851 to 1916). Also, that the original Ku Klux Klan was their military arm. Some of the finest and craftiest brains in the South helped organize and direct the activities of the Knights of the Golden Circle. The group was heavy on ritual, most of which was borrowed from the Masonic Lodge and later from the Knights of Pythias. Some were also members of the Rosicrucians.
We don't ordinarly give much credence to secret societies. In the modern era we tend to think they are used mostly as dominant social themes, fear-based promotional ploys designed to intimidate people. In today's world, we tend to believe that the powers-that-be function as a kind of criminal mafia, not as a religious or "magical" cult.
But in the past, before the advent of extensive and secure communications, there is no doubt that secret societies served a purpose. And thus we would inquire, Was Jefferson Davis involved with the Knights … and to what end? Was he in a sense set up to fail? Did he willingly participate? Was he a patsy?
There are plenty of questions about Jefferson Davis's conduct of the war as President of the Southern Secession. He proved an ineffective leader and his policies in many ways sabotaged the South and its quest to secede. Had Davis merely conducted a guerrilla war against the North and refused – for instance – to directly engage the North by firing on Fort Sumter, who knows how history would have turned out? It was Davis who set the war in motion, inexplicably, by declaring formal hostilities.
It is possible that Davis was funded and assisted by the same Money Power that assisted the great despots of the 20th century. Certainly the arc of Davis's career after the war does little to contradict this hypothesis. He never served a long jail sentence as a result of his actions, visited England later in life and was supported by a wealthy widow, Sarah Anne Ellis Dorsey, who was a primary member and literary representative of Southern aristocracy with its many European connections.
The degree to which both Lincoln and Davis were affiliated with the City's Money Power is an intriguing question that could be investigated in light of what directed history now shows us about the 20th century's directed wars.
It ought to be asked if for no other reason than to further debunk the contention of mainstream history and Greenbackerism that Abraham Lincoln was a primary American hero for slaughtering a million or more Americans to keep the Union together. Today, the inability of states to secede is giving rise to an authoritarian Leviathan the likes of which the world has never seen. This disaster in a sense began with Lincoln and his reign.
Thomas DiLorenzo has asked tough questions about Abraham Lincoln. But perhaps someone ought to ask the same about Davis – and further investigate the REAL actors in the disaster that was the Civil War, including why and how it came about.