Anton Chaitkin has been an activist since his childhood in the 1950s.
In the early 1930s, his father, Jacob Chaitkin, a pro-Franklin Roosevelt lawyer, had blocked some of Wall Street’s financial arrangements with Hitler, and was legal counsel for the American Jewish Congress boycott against Germany.
Anton grew up committed to justice, with a strong sense of the realities of power politics.
About two years after the JFK assassination, Chaitkin heard from Lyndon LaRouche that financiers were shifting American strategy away from industrial progress, toward cheap labor, foreshadowing fascist policies and systemic collapse. An association was formed, to defeat those who had brutalized contemporary thought in science, economics, the arts, and philosophy.
Chaitkin began a systematic inquiry into American history. He found that the mental map of our former leaders was far more profound and more pro-human than anything available in the post-JFK era.
He has done sharply original work in American history, in hundreds of articles and in two books, Treason in America, from Aaron Burr to Averell Harriman – a 600-page unveiling of the Eastern Establishment as the tory-British-racist-imperialist faction – and George Bush, the Unauthorized Biography.
Author and historian Anton Chaitkin talks about the agrarian forces that have been trying to suppress American manufacturing since America was a British colony
His most recent book is “Who We Are: America’s Fight for Universal Progress, from Franklin to Kennedy, Volume I,” published in 2020.
“Tell us a bit about your father,” says Patrick. Jacob Chaitkin was the legal counsel for the boycott against Nazi Germany in the 1930s. He led the fight against the rise of Hitler, who Wall Street was supporting.
“Wall Street is not patriotic,” asserts Mr. Chaitkin. He explains why Wall Street is a part of the “London system” that wants the U.S. to be dependent on foreign powers by opposing a national bank and protective tariffs.
What was Benjamin Franklin’s involvement with Robert Fulton and James Watt? How many of the Founding Fathers were on the side of industrialism and why did that put them at odds with the free trade economics of Adam Smith?
Why did the forces aligned with the British Empire and laissez-faire globalism oppose American steam engines, canals, railroads, and foundries?
Trump said he planned to dump free trade and “let’s stop wars,” but that went nowhere because “no elected President is the actual President.”
The U.S. needs high-speed trains, nuclear power, water programs, and a space program. Why are Wall Street and the international central banks opposed to this? Why do they support “insane permanent war”?
People don’t trust politicians anymore even when they’re right. How did we get here when this country was founded with a mission statement of improving everyone’s living standards?
Why did Thomas Jefferson go over to the other side? Why was he opposed to a national bank and the industrialist plans of Alexander Hamilton and George Washington? Why did Jefferson advocate agrarianism, slavery, and free trade?
Nicholas Biddle and James Buchanan understood that the imperial system was the enemy. What did DeWitt Clinton and Joseph Gardner Swift contribute to American industrialism and independent manufacturing?
Both America and Britain were led by hostile global forces, while the U.S. and Canadian Knights of Labor were pro-human and believed that each country should govern itself and cooperate with each other.
Andrew Jackson’s backers and sponsors were imperialists, so Jackson was for free trade and lower tariffs as opposed to Abraham Lincoln, who was for high tariffs and a national banking system.
How did Jackson’s policies help the Southern slave-owners and cotton plantation owners block further industrialism in the U.S. and create “a succession of rotten Presidents” up to the time of Lincoln?
Lincoln’s banking was for the development of America, not for the benefit of the Bank of England.
“Rockefeller and Morgan were not bankers. They were oligarchs,” according to Mr. Chaitkin.
What were Franklin Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms, and why are they so important?
Wall Street and slave-owners ran this country into the ground. Are we going down the same rabbit hole today with the globalists?
What does it mean to be human? “Don’t give me a racial or a gender identity. Give me a human identity.”
“The public didn’t vote for war in Iraq or for free trade.”
Today we have a just-in-time manufacturing system without reserves for problems coming up. Is there already a supply-chain breakdown?
Jules Verne wrote a book called “From the Earth to the Moon.” The takeaway is that Americans can do anything.
How about having power over nature? “Let’s get back to it.”
Globalists can only make things worse. Let’s have American high-speed trains and resume our space program.
“Why did we change our policy after the death of Kennedy?” asks Mr. Chaitkin.