It’s that time again, time to pay the bankers what is owed at gunpoint. Back in the day, when fear of the IRS was not as prevalent as it is today, the government employed Hollywood propaganda to make the plebs feel good about forking over their hard-won earnings.
In the cartoon here, produced in 1943 during the Second World War, Donald Duck is pressed into service to make Americans feel good about paying taxes. Donald’s cartoon was rolled out the same year Milton Friedman, a Treasury Department economist at the time, came up with the idea of imposing a withholding tax.
In 1940 the government decided the quarterly installment plan for paying taxes wasn’t going to work — not with a huge and expensive war on the horizon — so the idea came to Friedman and his fellow bureaucrats to steal the money before the average pleb received his paycheck. In 1943, with the contrived war going full-tilt boogie and the masses sufficiently brainwashed with ad nauseam patriotism and the hyped-up threat posed by Hitler and Hirohito, the government imposed the withholding tax. It also cranked up the tax rate.
After the war the Treasury admitted the wartime withholding not only “greatly eased the collection of the tax,” but “also greatly reduced the taxpayer’s awareness of the amount of tax being collected, i.e. it reduced the transparency of the tax, which made it easier to raise taxes in the future.” It was grand theft larceny on a monumental scale.
In fact, it can be argued that the war was nothing if not a master scam perpetuated by the bankers in order to further enrich themselves and increase their power and influence.
As the late Antony C. Sutton revealed, there is plenty of documentary evidence a number of critical associations between the Wall Street international bankers and the rise of Hitler and Nazism in Germany. “Wall Street financed the German cartels in the mid-1920s which in turn proceeded to bring Hitler to power,” writes Sutton, and “the financing for Hitler and his S.S. street thugs came in part from affiliates or subsidiaries of U.S. firms, including Henry Ford in 1922, payments by I.G. Farben and General Electric in 1933, followed by the Standard Oil of New Jersey and I.T.T.” The international bankers used political influence in the U.S. to cover up their wartime collaboration.
Recall George Bush’s grandfather, the late senator Prescott Bush, was a director and shareholder of companies that profited from involvement with the financial backers of Nazi Germany. “Remarkably, little of Bush’s dealings with Germany has received public scrutiny, partly because of the secret status of the documentation involving him,” write Ben Aris and Duncan Campbell for The Guardian.
Remarkably? It is simply business as usual.
The same crew of international bankers also backed the Bolshevik Revolution and subsequently profited from the establishment of a Soviet Russia and the astronomically expensive Cold War. (See Sutton’s Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler, p. 124.)
In her book, Web of Debt, Ellen Hodgson Brown writes that the unconstitutional income tax established with the passage of the Sixteenth Amendment in 1913 was “instituted primarily to secure a reliable source of money to pay the interest due to the bankers on the government’s securities [debt securities], and that continues to be its principal use today.” The illegal income tax was imposed on the clueless plebs (it was sold as a “soak the rich” scheme by the bankers) at the same time the privately owned Federal Reserve was established to keep the “taxpayers in perpetual debt for money created privately with accounting entries,” in other words funny money created out of thin air.
Hollywood no longer needs to make cartoons to convince us paying taxes to international bankers is the “patriotic” thing to do. Millions of people accept this federally enforced fleecing operation with a mixture of resignation and fear. In fact, decades of propaganda have reduced many Americans to the point where they believe forking over a huge share of their earnings is a positive thing. Of course, they have no idea the money is going to the bankers.
“Just less than half of U.S. residents asked say the amount of federal income taxes they pay is ‘about right,’ a Gallup Poll reported on April 8, according to United Press International.
Donald Duck’s services are no longer required.