Eye-Opening Perspectives for Heroic Hearts

Eye-Opening Perspectives for Heroic Hearts

Saturday, September 13, 2014

American Militarism and Manufacturing Consent For War

From:  http://winsipcuster.blogspot.com/2011/08/smedley-butler-william-ayers-albert.html

     Another example is Barack Obama's friend, former Weatherman, William Ayers. Most people believe that the anti-war movement of the 60's was sparked by American hippies and radicals. Actually the anti-Vietnam war movement was initiated by American merchant marines in the 1950's who were vocal about American ships having to carry munitions into Indo China to support the French efforts to preserve and extend their empire there.   The U.S. merchant marines were close enough to the U.S. Navy to see the hypocrisy of their nation's proclaimed drug war and the Army and Navy's protection of the poppy fields and sea lanes connecting Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkey and Indo China's Golden Triangle to world markets.  Indeed, one of America's biggest drug propagandists was lead singer of the rock group, The Doors, Jim Morrison whose father was the USN Admiral in charge of the Gulf of Tonkin Affair.
     Obama's friend William Ayers, whose father was a prominent Chicago industrialist who served on the boards of many of America's military-industrialist corporations, had seen first hand the quagmire one enters when veering right into the forest of Capitalistic-Fascism in the quest for the light of the distant fire.  Ayers mixed the fire with explosives and was jailed for being a home-grown terrorist.  So like a similar personality, Albert Lasater Maher, who like C. Wright Mills was the descendant of a prominent Texas trailblazer and rancher, Ayers, the Mid-westerner,  veered left into the quagmire of Communism's bogs and bungholes, rejecting his prominent father's example perhaps learning at home a contempt for the raw power that General Butler had wielded then rejected," said Offrol who noted that Maher's father, John F. Maher, was shown in the 1979 SEC report of Zapata Corporation to own 5.9% of the common stock--527,964 shares and was domiciled at 2131 San Felipe, Houston, the address for Hobby Communications, the company of former Texas Governor William P. Hobby whose family was intermarried with U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador and San Antonio, TX businessman, Henry Catto.  Catto's wife, Jessica Hobby Catto, a prominent San Antonio environmentalist served on the Board of Trinity University, a Presbyterian related college, on whose board serves such notable personalities as former U.S. President, George Herbert Walker Bush and Presbyterian pastor, Louis Zbinden.

     I noted that most of my friends believe that the Anti-Vietnam war movement began in the late 1960's about the same time as the Human Rights Movement in America. "Nope," said Offrol. "It started with the merchant marines, guys in the front lines who were able to see first hand, as had General Smedley Butler, the misadventure of enlightenment's promising quest. Albert Lasater Maher stood up with Philip Abbott Luce in Times Square, New York on a busy workday afternoon in 1964 and shouted to people through a bullhorn to wake up and see where they were really going. In time Maher and his friends would be hauled before the House on Un-American Activities, whose leader after the tyrannical buffoon, Senator Joseph McCarthy, was Senator Richard Ichord. Maher had taken a group of American students to Cuba in 1964 in opposition to the U.S. travel and trade embargo against Castro following the Bay of Pigs, also known as Operation Zapata, the brainchild of George H.W. Bush. This was after the Cuban Missle crisis," said Offrol.
     National Review Magazine publisher and son of the Sheriff of Duval County, Texas, William F. Buckley Jr.,  grew up not fifty miles from the ranch-home at Lagarto, Texas, of Columbia University professor and noted sociologist, C.Wright Mills. Mills' book, The Power Elite, pointed to the validity of Smedley Butler's bravery and disillusionment in the face of the growing threat from the far right. Mills died a mysterious death at a young age from a purported heart attack while on a commuter train.  "I am not aware of what happened to Albert Lasater Maher, though I tried to contact his aunt, Margaret Lasater Clark, whose writings have included a history of the First Presbyterian Church of Corpus Christi, Texas titled On This Bluff," said Offrol.
     Following the death of Corpus Christi preacher's son, William Patrick Carr, during the Supreme Court ruling on the Bush/Gore 2000 presidential election....a mysterious death that occurred on December 10, 2000 in Houston and the subsequent mysterious death of the former head of the FBI's General Deputy's grandson in Dallas one day later on December 11, two days before Al Gore's concession speech on December 13th, I attempted to find out if there might be any connections to Maher, Carr and Revell, the FBI director's grandson.   Much of this story has been covered in earlier articles including the connections to Zapata and the Bay of Pigs, to N.Y. Times reporter Paul P. Kennedy, and to the Presidential election of 2000.   William Patrick Carr's father's new church, the church of Maher's aunt Peggy Lasater Clark, had paid for the education of Carlos Emilio Ham as the pastor's request meeting unanimous church board approval. Ham being head of the Reformed Church in Cuba it seemed a decent thing to do. That was prior to the boys' deaths and the pastor had been the FBI's General Depty's minister in Dallas before moving to Corpus Christi. He said that the request for the help for Rev. Carlos Ham came initially from the president of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Dr. Jack Stotts, former president of Chicago's McCormick Presbyterian Theological Seminary in William Ayer's home town.  "I never saw it coming," said the pastor who still grieves the losses.


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