"(The Great Depression resulting from the Stock Market crash) was not accidental. It was a carefully contrived occurrence....The international bankers sought to bring about a condition of despair here so they might emerge as rulers of us all."
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Louis McFadden
(1876-1936) US Congressman (R-PA) (1915-1935), Chairman of House Banking and Currency Committee. Poisoned in 1936.
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testified in Congress (1933). There were at least two attempts on his life by gunfire. He died of suspected poisoning after attending a banquet. 
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Nothing in government is by accident.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Note, this guy died before the Us / world recovered from the Depression. Without WWII, we might still be in depression from the 20's. :)
     -- Lonestar, Detroit, MI     
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    We could use a Lewis Mcfadden in Washington today.
     -- jim k, austin     
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    This guy was a Nazi and Jew Hater (well the same thing). Why he is quoted on these excellent pages is a mystery to me. His legacy should have died with him.
     -- Waffler, Smith, Arkansas     
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    But may the words live on forever no matter the man who said them. The words are true.
     -- Anon     
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    Absolutely true. You will always find that those that speak out against the banking establishment will be discredited, defamed, killed, or all 3. But anyone with 5th grade math skills can figure out the scam of interest-bearing legal tender and the debasement of the currency. Waffler, however, has a very selective memory.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Words can only be judged in respect of the persons character - if there is no integrity then the words are meaningless and should not be considered. Words are only meaningful said from a position of integrity.
     -- RBESRQ     
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    RBESRQ. The truth on its own stands alone and needs no one to say it because it stands silent and eternal until man uses words to say it. The integrity of truth cannot be diminished by man though he continues to try. If Hitler had said these words I wouldn't deny the truth of them simply because of who said it. I seriously doubt McFadden was the first to say these words and I know he's not the last because I've said them myself without quoting McFadden. The integrity of a man can be determined by whether his words twist the truth or state it as is, but his integrity is totally different and unimportant compared to the importance and integrity of the truth. I have often quoted people I dislike and been called on it and I have always stuck with my explanation of why I did quote them. I.m.o. the words of this quote are far from meaningless whether said by a man of integrity or not.
     -- Anon     
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    I think truth can be heard from anyone. However, it greatly discredits McFadden's assertions of facts in this quote, that he was a supporter of Hitler and made many other foolish and unfactual statements. As a rule, most people don't trust the testimony of liars. I don't.
     -- Blue, Fredericksburg, VA     
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    Hitler was manufactured by international capital: Union Banking Corporation(Harrimans, Prescott Bush). McFadden was right!
     -- Allen, DC     
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    To all those who call this man a "jew hater" please show me one practicing jew in the federal reserve bunch....im sorry I hear crickets...the old Nazi charge isn't working anymore...these men are NOT practicing Judaism and even if some of these families were once Jewish what does that have to do with the fact that they are destroying America? It's irrelevant, if they were Muslims, Christians or new age space alien worshippers is irrelevant. What matters is they are destroying the USA
     -- candy, california     
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    If We Don't Learn Our History, We're Doomed to Repeat It
     -- B.Martin     
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     -- EyesWideOpen, Freewill      
    Got that tin foil hat on too tight?
     -- SCSURFR, La Mirada     
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