On This Day in 1914, US Military Slaughtered Kids in Colorado and JD Rockefeller Had Media Cover It Up

in informationwar •  4 months ago

 On April 19 and 20, 1914, during a miner strike in Colorado, the  National Guard killed dozens of people—though the exact number of  casualties is disputed, most sources agree that at least four women and  11 children were among the dead. When the workers first went on strike,  they were evicted from the company-owned houses in the mining town, so  they set up massive tent colonies outside of the towns. The workers were  protesting for higher wages and better work qualities but were making  very little progress. 

The largest of these tent cities was in Ludlow, just outside of John  D. Rockefeller’s Colorado Fuel and Iron Company. The tent city in Ludlow  housed over 1200 people, and entire families, including children, were  living in these tents. The strike had been going on for months before  the massacre, with tensions rising between the military and the strikers  with every passing day. Then one day, these tensions came to a head and the National Guard  set up a machine gun on a hill overlooking the tent city and began  raining bullets down on the workers and their families. 

The Soldiers  then invaded the colony and began setting fires to the tents, trapping  many innocent people to die inside. When news of the violence spread,  miners all over the state began to revolt, and went to war with the coal  companies, shooting and attacking soldiers and mine owners, as well as  dismantling railroad tracks and blowing mines shut. 

Eventually, the Army was called in to quell the uprising and the protesters went back home or back to work. However, news of the incident was beginning to spread, tarnishing the  Rockefellers’ reputation and inspiring more protests. To deal with this  problem of public perception, Rockefeller hired public relations  pioneer Ivy Lee. Lee was an early influence of Edward Bernays, who would later write the infamous book “Propaganda,” a textbook of mind control for tyrants and aristocrats. Bernays is often called the “father of propaganda.” If this is so, then Ivy Lee is the grandfather. 

Photo - Ivy Lee - Wiki

It is likely that Rockefeller picked Lee for the job because years  earlier he came up with an idea that would revolutionize how  corporations and governments communicated with the peasant class. In  1906, when a horrible train accident happened in Atlantic City, Lee  suggested that the company issued a statement presenting their side of  the story to the press—this was to be the first “press release.” 

The disaster was caused by negligence on the part of the railroad  company and was witnessed by hundreds of people, so the press release  was a special measure taken in hopes to get their side of the story out  first. The press release scheme was a success and two days later the New  York Times just printed the company’s statement word for word! 

This  kind of insanity continues to this day where “news“ reporters simply  regurgitate the statement from the White House or from Exxon about what  they are doing, instead of making any attempt at investigative  journalism. 

Starting with the Ludlow Massacre, Lee began to change the public  image of the Rockefeller family and their businesses even if it meant  telling blatant lies. Lee sent out mass bulletins claiming that the  people who had been killed in the Colorado protests were the victims of a  house fire caused by an “overturned stove,” when in reality those fires were intentionally set by National Guard soldiers. He also accused  a popular union worker named “Mother Jones” of being a prostitute and  running a brothel, because she was a vocal activist who was bringing a  national spotlight on the incident. 

On Lee’s advice, Rockefeller wrote a statement one month after the incident, insisting that, There was no Ludlow massacre.  The engagement started as a desperate fight for life by two small  squads of militia against the entire tent colony … There were no women  or children shot by the authorities of the State or representatives of  the operators … While this loss of life is profound and to be regretted,  it is unjust in the extreme to lay it at the door of the defenders of  law and property, who were in no slightest way responsible for it.”

 For a short time, Lee and the Rockefellers were able to manage public  perception of the event on a national level, although many residents of  Colorado were already well-aware of the truth behind the massacre.  Eventually, word spread and caused outrage across the country, sparking  widespread protests that eventually led to a congressional hearing. As  expected, the congressional hearing solved nothing and brought no  justice for the families of the slain children and miners. 

To repair the public image of the Rockefeller name, Lee suggested  that the family make high profile donations to various charities and  have photographs taken of them handing out money to the commoners to  make people think that they were good-hearted and generous. Again the  plan worked and the application of public relations was able to  resurrect Rockefeller’s reputation and then build it to the point where  it is today. At the time of his death, Lee was being investigated by  Congress for his work with the Nazis through the company IG Farben and a  proxy firm called the German Dye Trust. He was also a founding member  of the Council on Foreign Relations. 

The Ludlow massacre is a part of history that is often glossed over,  and when it is mentioned, it is typically in the backdrop of  conversations about unions and labor laws. While it is true that this  was a labor dispute and a strike, the power dynamic that existed between  the workers, the company and the government is often overlooked. 

It is often suggested that government is here to protect  people from corporations becoming too powerful, but this incident  illustrates how the government actually helps these interests maintain  their power. 


AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY:

My name is John Vibes and I am an author and researcher who organizes a number of large events including the Free Your Mind Conference. I write for numerous alternative media websites, including The Free Thought Project @tftproject and The Mind Unleashed. In addition to my first book, Alchemy of the Timeless Renaissance, I have also co-authored three books with Derrick Broze @dbroze : The Conscious Resistance: Reflections on Anarchy and Spirituality, Finding Freedom in an Age of Confusion and Manifesto of the Free Humans

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It’s all about PR for the fascist governments and corporations.

Just look at the US/UK/FR criminals bombing Syria just last week.
They sold it to the public that they’re bombing Syria for their own good because Syria bombed Syria!
WTF!?
If they can get folks to believe that they can get them to believe anything, I think even Bernays and Goebbles would be impressed.

The goal of the one-world-government leaders is to implement this kind of control on a global scale where they suppress local populations for control of natural resources (like coal). People should become more aware of geography, natural resources, the locations of wars, and weird immigrant populations and think about how corporations and their government enablers are controlling and manipulating populations of people with lies.

Why are there Somalis in Minnesota near the US' vast reserves of iron ore? Why are did Obama try to settle so many Muslims in Texas where there are vast reserves of oil? What were Hillary and Obama thinking when they sold rights to US Uranium to a foreign country? How are natural resources "managed" in Africa?

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I am with ya on alot of this, despite the fact that I am very in favor of open borders and multiculturalism and we likely have different feelings on those issues specifically, I do agree with the issues of foreign aid and trade deals..very sketchy indeed..thanks for sharing your thoughts

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I don't believe in "mutliculturalism". Cultures come from natural environments. You can't pick them up and move them somewhere else. Once you move, you are part of a different culture.

Cold world....

Chilling story :-/ I wonder if the Pinkerton agency was involved as well, they were infamous for their handling of strikers, right?

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Yeah that is right, I think they may have either came later or worked with different companies, because they didnt come up when I was looking through this story. They came up in other cases though

I first time read it .i haven't known about this .Protest is basic right of everyone .The action of national guard was full of voilence

Wonderful post ..Best of luck friend ✫

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He really does look like a soulless demon.

Give us money, and we will forgive you.

And rock-e-persons learned right quick to own all the media.
Control the narrative, control the society.

To bad we have no laws about the kind of evil that rock-e-persons have done. Basically, we would have to try them for treason... but how do you do that, when legally, they own The US, and so, they can't do any treason.

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yeah I tend to think that the major point of laws, or government to begin with, is to protect interests like this.

Thanks for exposing this mate, the cult of statism must be debunked if we truly love humanity! How are you mate, it's been a really long time since we last talked to each other, the military are just the dogs of the tyrants/politicians! Evil must be eradicated, fuck the damn government, I am not a proud citizen/slave of the fake democracy in the left vs right paradigm! I am an individualist, happy 4/20! I am pretty high...

Very interesting story, I'd never read about this one. Thanks for sharing. The Rockefeller's sure know how to treat people.

These events and others like them must never be forgotten. PR has escalated to the cyber age and it's form has been ever more hidden, yet it is still with us - hiding evil and presenting it as saintly!

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yeah it is interesting too, in the cyber age things seem easier to cover up, but also easier to expose in some cases, it is an interesting paradox

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It's a case of continuing to be vigilant of the techniques being used to mislead us.. The internet does make it easier to expose the tactics, but the technology is also being evolved at an alarming rate which makes it hard to detect. We are at the point that the techniques being used sound so outlandish as to be unlikely.. but then again it wasn't long ago that it seemed outlandish that I would be able to remotely direct the actions of a sex robot from a smartphone while standing at the top of the eiffel tower.. lol

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lol true that... when you said the things sound so outlandish..it reminded me of a story this week i saw...if you havent seen it, check this out

They pulled a fringerprint off an online photo and used it to make arrests

http://fortune.com/2018/04/15/fingerprint-whatsapp-drug-convictions-wales/

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I hadn't seen that, no - it's an interesting topic since it is so easy to create fake pictures.
It reminds me of the story about forensics being able to pick up sound vibrations from video footage that has no audio on it by analysing tiny vibrations visible in the video scene!

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note: this is not something I actually do.. honest.. hmm.. I need a PR team. :)

Excellent article man. Thank you.

The original spin doctors. Propaganda works because it is what people want to hear and believe. Sometimes the truth is inconveniently disturbing for profit and needs to be adjusted so that evil can be seen as benevolence. Always be skeptical my friends, if something seems off or not right, it most likely isn’t!

Great article, i've seen and read about many horrors this NWO-gang committed but never heard about this one. Reminds me of the slaughter 1928 by the united fruit company..
These bastards keep getting away with everything..

There is something about April 19 that the wicked money powers like to kill innocent people on that day. I almost think that it must be the day Christ was born.