by Engineer of Knowledge
It came to my attention just the other day that John Wilkes Booth’s father promoted his own death threat to a President in his time. I could not help but draw a parallel to the current Koch family when I came upon this information and decided that it needed to become a posting.
Junius Brutus Booth (May 1, 1796 – November 30, 1852) was the father of John Wilkes Booth as we all know was the actor and the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln. The Booth family, along with their slaves, lived on a farm near Bel Air,Maryland.
I think that it should be noted of this interesting fact that Junius Brutus Booth was named after Marcus Junius Brutus, and as history has taught us was one of the lead assassins of Julius Caesar as a side note.
In 1835, Junius Brutus Booth wrote a letter to President Andrew Jackson, demanding he pardon two pirates. In the letter he threatened to kill President Andrew Jackson. To confirm this fact, a recent handwriting analysis of a letter written concluded that the letter was, in fact, written by Junius Brutus Booth.
Now for the acts of the son.
John Wilkes Booth tried to convince several co-conspirators to participate in his plot to kill several high government officials, including the Vice President, the Secretary of State, and probably General Grant, but found few willing to go along with this scheme.
On April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth decided to act alone so around 10:15 PM, as the President and the First Lady watched a performance of Our American Cousin at Ford’s Theatre, Booth, showed a card to a presidential aide and was allowed entry through a lobby door leading to the presidential box. Reaching the box, Booth pushed open the door. The President sat in his armchair, one hand on the railing and the other holding to the side a flag that decorated the box, in order to gain a better view of a person in the orchestra. From a distance of about four feet behind Lincoln, Booth fired a bullet into the President’s brain as he shouted “Revenge for the South!”
Major Rathbone, seated with the President in the State Box, sprang up to grab the assassin, but Booth wrested himself away after slashing the general with a large knife. Booth rushed to the front of the box as Rathbone reached for him again, catching some of his clothes as Booth leapt over the railing. Rathbone’s grab was enough to cause Booth to fall roughly on the stage below, where he badly fractured his leg. Rising from the stage, Booth shouted “Sic semper tyrannus!” (thus always to tyrants) and ran across the stage and toward the back of the theatre. Booth rushed out the back door of the theatre to a horse being held for him by Joseph Burroughs (better known as “Peanuts”). Booth mounted the horse and swept rapidly down an alley, then to the left toward F Street and disappeared into the Washington darkness.
I bring this history lesson up as I want to give a comparison to the father Fred Koch and his billionaire sons, Charles and David Koch and those who follow their viewpoints.
In 1958, Fred Koch, the founder of Koch Industries, joined a group of manufacturing executives and Robert Welch to found the, “John Birch Society,” a virulent far-right group that dominated the civil rights debate. The “John Birch Society” organized an impeachment campaign against then Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren for the Brown v. Board decision outlawing racial
segregation, and mobilized its supporters to oppose integration of schools on the grounds that mixing black and white would lead to the “mongrelization” of the races. Fred Koch supported the “John Birch Society’s” anti-civil rights campaign, and wrote a screed denouncing the civil rights movement as communist inspired. In the early 1960’s John Kennedy was a hero of the Civil Rights movement, and Fred Koch with his far right racist viewpoints hated him. Fred Koch financed a truly ugly attack on JFK, claiming that, as a Catholic, Kennedy would be un-American and merely a pipeline to the Vatican, where the Pope and the Jesuits would rule America. Fred was a pathological hater of African-Americans, Catholics, Jews, Gays, the Kennedys, and yes even Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Other writings stated that President Kennedy supported racial communist riots in America because of his civil rights stand. They said he was anti-Christian and promoted anti-Christian rulings by the Warren Court, that he was a despicable liar. Flying Confederate flags, they’re screaming that Kennedy should be shot because he loved African-Americans, only they were much more ignorant and hostile in the way they talked about African-Americans, you can imagine. (i.e. “N” word Lover)
Fred Koch even had influence within the military at this time and the paramilitary group “Minutemen” had declared the Kennedy administration as “soft on communism” and were looking at guerilla warfare tactics to deal with the soon to come “Black Uprising.” Beginning about a week before the President’s Dallas, TX trip, posters began appearing, with mug shots of President Kennedy, and a banner reading “Wanted for Treason.”
In a way, the Koch brothers are simply fulfilling their father’s “Family Tradition” legacy. Charles and David did not only inherit an oil company, they inherited their father’s political philosophy. The “Tea Party” movement, orchestrated by AFP and other Koch fronts, reflects the paranoid style of the movement started by their father.
So as it has been noted in the previous posting these exact same “Code Words” showing up on the LIV blogs sites such as:
“COMMIE,” “LIBBRUL,” with common phrases as “they hate America,” “Those People,” and the ever favorite terms of “shit bird,” “douche bag,” and as we all know are “promoting communism, socialism, anarchism,” “vandalizing,” “leftist vermin,” “small scale communism,” etc., is just the same old racist KKK or John Birch Society that is now showing up in these “Conservative Tea Party” blog sites.
Those making up the “LIV” blog sites you have made mention of and this demographics of the population have always been there and can be counted on being there in the future with their sanctimonious ignorance.