Do the big banks, corporations, Wall Street power brokers, lobbyists, and greedy capitalists have the ability to control (overthrow) the American government/ the American people?
Watch the link above (from The History Channel - 42 minutes) if you are interested in a detailed look at an attempt to overthrow FDR.
Many historians believe that a plot to overthrow FDR/ the American government in favor of a Fascist-style government existed and was uncovered in 1933.
With the backdrop of:
- The Bonus Army March
- The Great Depression
- Nationalism and War in Europe
- Disillusionment of WWI Vets and the lower/ working class Americans
- The threat of widespread labor union strikes
- Fear of Socialism
- Fascist (Mussolini and Hitler) economic success in Europe
- Fear of the rich (bankers, corporate leaders, etc.) that they would lose everything
The American Liberty League (Corporate America and political enemies of FDR) forms to conspire to overthrow the American government using disillusioned American veterans as their para-military coup d'etat.
This corporate plot was uncovered by Major General Smedley Butler who had been approached by The American Liberty League to lead the overthrow because of his popularity with American veterans.