Odds and Ends

 

People have wondered why we have almost no speeches by George Washington.

The reason is simply that he had no teeth. He was accused of actually having listened when everyone else in the Continental Congress was talking. He obviously had no opinions of his own since nobody ever heard them. Thinking his toothless mouth ensured that he was a fair person they made him president.

The first thing he did when he became president was to write down his 'opinions' and then act on them. He got as many made into laws as he possibly could showing that he had numerous opinions. That shocked nearly everyone except Martha who had put up with his incessant whispering of those opinions for years.

His detractors accused him of planning the whole thing for years.

To tell you the truth he may actually have planned it all because he was a smart one and the best strategist that we had. Both long term and short term.

Actually, George Washington was everyone's first choice for president and for an entirely different reason. By having the General that won our freedom become our first president Europe was placed on notice that we were first and foremost prepared to die battling for our freedom and were primed for immediate deployment of our troops and minutemen by placing George Washington in charge of the nation.

In recent history you will notice that when Eisenhower was president Russia did not directly challenge the US very much. However, they jumped right into it as soon as John F. Kennedy came to the office thinking his lack of experience, since he had not been a high level officer in W.W.II, would make him an easy president to push around.


How did Washington D. C. become the nations capital.

Maryland donated the land but not quite. If you want to look at it as just property, they did not have clear title to it. The state of Virginia had ceded it to them pending court as the original charters (there were three) were somewhat in conflict with each other. So Maryland proposed to make it the US capital. Virginia liked it and so approved the idea.


The Boston Tea Party wasn't about the 3% tax as most of you have been told, it was over the price of tea.

American's had to buy their tea from The East India Company as they had the monopoly on all tea sales in the English colonies. There were two factors involved and both involved this monopoly of trade. As you know tea was the main item of contention but it was because they kept raising the price of it until it was three times what it cost before the French and Indian War which ended in 1763. It wasn't because of the tax.

We certainly did not want to deny the English our minor tax payment in return for the few services we got back from the homeland so the 3% was never the issue.

The tax was nothing compared to the 300% higher cost of the tea itself over that of French tea. The Bostonians were actually rioting against the 200% extra profit the East India Company was getting from selling bad tea..

The French made tea like they did wine with an appreciation of it. The English treated tea as a commodity. The English would stack bales of it in warehouses for years. When it fermented even the English would not get near it so they sent it to America and expected us to drink it. The fermenting must have grown molds and fungus of all kinds since it gave me headaches. Ergot poisoning, a rye mold, was the biggest problem in Europe at the time and I wondered often if something like that mold was growing in my tea cup.

Bostonians were often tea smugglers or involved one way or another in tea smuggling. They bought it in the Northern French Colonies like Halifax at one third the cost of British tea and smuggled it back to the colonies, like rum runners in the prohibition era, and sold it in the American colonies.

They actually sold it for less than the East India Company did and still made a handsome profit.

We worked hard just finding legal ways to get around the East India Tea Company and often by finding products that we could use instead. Ginseng was a favorite as a substitute or it was added to tea to extend it and pictures of that era should have pictures of us founding fathers drinking Ginseng Tea. At one point in time two out of every three cups of tea were Ginseng or had ginseng added.

Daniel Boone used to export ginseng to China and actually made his fortune that way, not with furs.

The English had other unjust monopolies going on at the time as well. Tea alone made half the colonists into criminals and from there becoming revolutionaries was not nearly as big a step as it otherwise would have been. And the English never considered themselves a cause.

I am not certain when the change in the historical records concerning what the tea party came about or what drove someone to create the deception that it was about the 3% tax. Perhaps a state wanting to limit federal taxation by using the tea party as a veiled threat? I don't know what went on in American politics between then and now. (Since I was not in government in my subsequent lives my memories have a big gap in them of about 130 years on these matters.)

The real message of the Tea party was lost in history and it was a phenomenal statement.

George Washington was really pissed. More than all the rest of the forefather combined. He was in charge of the American troops during the French and Indian war and they rescued the English army about five times from total disaster. On the first march George Washington even had his men fish the English soldiers out of water when the idiot leaders ordered them to swim across rivers. These were the sons of arrogant aristocrats at the top of English society who had usually been taught to swim while most of the English soldiers were commoners who didn't know how to swim. Then when the troops came back from the march and got to the river the same officers, minus one who go smart, ordered the soldiers to learn to swim as they crossed the river.

Among the rich offspring snobs there were also the prettiest officers that were the opposite of them and not elitist at all. There was talk about them (and being the Prime Ministers favorites). All the gay members of parliament and the highest members of society pulled strings to get their boyfriends sent to America. Basically there were those two type's of officers in the army.

We colonists couldn't stand the first type.

An assignment in America was like being assigned to Hawaii today. Everyone spoke English, the natives were friendly and were often friends of their family.

The other overseas post was usually India where Englishmen died like flies from the heat and the diseases. Even those that came home seemed to always come back with a lingering disease. It was also considered completely safe in America since there had never been a war fought there (before the French and Indian War). Also it was safe since at any other overseas post over half the gays were murdered and usually by English troops. All English officers were universally hated and the gay officers were targeted most often.*

The English Prime Ministers would send these men to America as a favor to their friends. Also because of the distance from England they could embellish their role and come home to England with lots of story and ribbons on their chest. The exaggerations of these men is all the information that got passed down to you in the history books. Here is the rest.

The issue was the lack of battle experience among the gay officers and it was an issue for us in that they were being sent far from England so that gossip would not get back to the English press.

George went hunting with the English officers under General Braddock who was in charge of the English army (and that included the Americans). The young man pictured to the left was Captain Robert Orme who was an aide to General Braddock. An aide is a position that demands great experience. It also carries lots of responsibility and sometimes all the responsibility as when he had to deliver orders in the heat of battle.

Robert Orme had never been hunting before in his life. George had to literally take the gun from his hands (and I think it was Orme) because he put in almost three loads of powder which put everyone in danger since the gun might have exploded. He did not even know how to wrap a patch around the ball to prevent it from rolling out of the barrel. To his credit his mentor in the English Parliament had told him to learn how to shoot a gun before taking the position as General Braddock's aide. He diligently target practiced until the barrel was worn out however he had to have his servant load the gun for him every time.

George had to take him hunting several times to train him but he learned how to really shoot well and before long he was up to killing animals. The lesson ended to George Washington's satisfaction when Orme killed a deer without flinching and that was close enough to shooting Frenchmen in everyone's book. So there was a sigh of relief. I think he did distinguish himself later in battle but I'm not sure when. It's got to be in the history books though.

However that was just the first of three times.the inexperienced English officers messed up.

One time one of the officers shot at his own troops in a skirmish and almost hit one of them but it was a toss up which of two officers it had been. Neither one of the officers would own up to it.

Then George took them both out to shoot to see if it might have been an accident. That was just a diplomatic way to get to the truth away from the pressure of other officers. Both men were certainly convincing and both were equally indignant. Realizing it was not going to work George had them shoot at a target before they returned so that the troops could hear the report in camp. When one of the officers, who was gay, put on his glasses so that he could see the target the answer was quite clear who had fired the gun at his own troops and why.

Eye glasses were often associated with a host of illnesses from mental derangement to excessive masturbation (normal amounts of masturbation being acceptable) and the officer never wore them in front of his troops for fear his own men would loose confidence in him and start rumors. 'My God' said George when he returned, 'That would have been like adding a half a cup of water to a lake.'

Everyone knew that these men were gay and everyone knew that everyone knew but it was kept quiet except among the American troops. George had to put a stop to that talk with forceful threats. There were almost 30 gay friends of very important Englishmen out of (I think) about 40 officers and everyone was expected not to say anything. George became a diplomat since the very future of the colonies depended on the letters those men wrote and sent to their very important lovers at home.

At the time the average American's attitude about gays (and just about everything) was live and let live. The American men liked the gay officers since they didn't bother their wives like the troops often would. in fact if gay officers were around they would pull rank every time and stop the troops from harassing American women. These gay men were very tenacious as they had to put up with lots of insults and gay bashing in England. They had to be very strong to survive the attitude of the average Englishman that was prevalent at the time towards gay men. They had compassion for the American women. When they came to America it was paradise.

Then when the Americans first went into battle along side the English they found out they had been give half the ammo that the English were given. It was the wrong time for the English to have short changed the Americans and our troops were about to revolt on the eve of battle.

The English officers often ran away before the troops deserted and they took their ammo with them leaving the Americans alone on the field of battle with half the regular allotted amount of ammo. The English also took the cannons with them when they deserted.

When the officers run away before the soldiers do, the history books refer to it as a 'retreat'.

The whole war was really disgusting as far as George Washington was concerned. Then when we finally kicked the French out of the entire North American continent to Halifax Island (400 miles away) and beyond guess what happened?

You have probably guessed it. After the battles were won The East India Company saw an opportunity to ream the colonist. They thought that the great distance to Halifax would prevent smugglers from bringing in tea as they had been doing all along from Quebec. So in commemoration of our brave defense of England and winning their war the East India Company doubled the price of tea in the colonies. It was done even before the peace was signed with France in 1763. We lost all respect for England when they not only sided with the East Indiia Company by enforcing the price increases (not just tea) but also tripled the ships involved in their 'interdiction program' directed against our tea smugglers.

There were lots of Cabals and the cost of living went up 20% right away (and inflation was about 2% every 5 years) because the English simply saw they could get more money for their goods. The cabals meant that the manufacturers in England would only sell to English shipping companies. We had to buy from them. In another two years the cost of living went up 20% more. The wages only increased about 4% in America. We were going broke because we won the French and Indian war for England and her monopolies/cabals were charging much more because of it.

So what did England do for us colonists? The only thing they did beside attempt to stamp out our smuggling was publish the 4% increase of wages in America all across England to sucker mainly the uneducated and fools into immigrating to the colonies.

We got it coming and going on that one about five times over, didn't we?

That is why the Tea Riot took place.

In detail: how was the cost of tea and the war with France connected?

Until that war the colonies were surrounded by the French as you can see on the below map.

canada

The smuggling that went on kept the price of tea very low and it was no more expensive than what the French sold a few hundred miles to the west.

The colonists fought in all the battles of the French and Indian Wars and we sacrificed the lives of too many men. Most of us thought of it as one of those insane pointless wars that the Europeans got into almost continuously. The English could never really commit to winning that war until near the end so it dragged on for 8 years and it ate at us all. It reminds me of the Vietnam War.

When that war ended in 1763 the map changed to look like this:

british colonies

All the light pink and the gray parts of the map used to be French but now the nearest non English colony were those two French Islands I have marked on the map, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon. Best you see them on this really big version of the map.

That 700+ miles from Boston is what the East India Company took advantage of by jacking up the prices of tea three times as high as it had been. That is a large part of what the Boston Tea party was about .for many Colonialists but there was a much more insidious reason that you are not aware of that may make you doubt everything that I say on this web site but research will prove this next part to be true.

The other important factor involved in the Boston Tea Party.

Many of us forefathers found out that they intended to unleash a dragon on an unsuspecting American populous. It's known that in 1773 the English East India Company established a monopoly over opium cultivation in India but why is not generally known. Also, generally not known is the fact that they were tripling Indian Opium production and they had increased the storage facilities for opium over ten fold at a time when the world's opium consumption had been almost flat for thirty years. What on earth were they planning to do with all that opium?

You probably have already guessed the answer to this question. Ben Franklin learned from London that the East India Company was about to bombard America with many tons of Opium. Until then opium was an expensive drug that was mainly found in elixirs but the English owners of the East India Company planned to drop the prices so that everyone American could afford it. They were already giving out 5,000 two ounce 'free samples' of opium every month (over 1,000 in Boston alone) to anyone that wanted opium in order to addict as many Americans as they could. Boston had the northernmost warehouses which meant they were cooler. Since opium degrades quickly in hot weather they were going to store all the opium for the colonies there (and also some in Canada). We found out that 4-5 tons of Opium were on the three ships that were in Boston Harbor.

Only a few people could understand the ramifications of that opium but there was no illegality at all to what they were doing. Hence, we could not protest against the opium as the issue so we used the tea instead. All that opium cost the East India Company more than the ships were worth! They conveniently forgot there was opium so as not to face public disgrace by exposing their own plans. The East India Company just said it was only tea that got dumped. We told them that we would do the same thing every time they brought in Opium but that did not really stop them. Ben Franklin was a man of his word and then added that the next time he would print up 20,000 pamphlets and distribute them in Europe and that stopped them cold.

The Boston Tea Party shut down their opium plans in America so they then turned to China instead and did to them exactly what we they intended to do in America.

The Chinese saw what they were doing too late to stop it as easily as we had. We all know about the Opium Wars which came out of it. By the time China caught on to what the East India Company was doing the sales of Opium were through the roof. So great were the profits that the English threw the weight of their entire empire behind it with great resolution and they won. China then had to allow the English to sell all the Opium they wanted to for many years.


Could I be a medium and the spirit of Thomas Jefferson be speaking through me?

Then that would make me one heck of a con artist and a lair to boot. What on earth would Thomas Jefferson be doing helping 'me' perpetrate a fraud like that for? He was about the most ethical of all men.

Certainly he would never support this fraud if it were one.

So with that out of the way maybe I am for real.

Since I have so much information that only he knew it kind of narrows things down to me having once been him in a previous life.


 

How the South could have won independence from the North through legislation instead of going to war.

I could have gotten them independence by legal methods in a bit over half the time it took them to loose that war.

It's really sad about that Civil War but be that as it may, the South was actually in a similar situation on most issues as were the colonies when they declared independence.

The Mason Dixon line was so firmly drawn that no Northern State would vote outside the block of the North if there was a southern issue involved. So in effect there was no representation of the South at the Congressional level. There was virtually no representation in fact in the Supreme Court either.

However, if the South had won then the French, English and Spanish were aligned. They were ready to invade and take over a very depleted southern US with a huge Army. The English, Spanish and the French were very crafty and had risked a lot to invade Mexico and make a claim there during the US Civil War. In 1863 they forced Mexico to accept Ferdinad Maximilian as their ruler in preparation for invading the U.S.

They would have used any small pretext to start a war against the South and there were plenty of Mexicans wanting to get even for the Mexican War of 1847-49.

Then they would have brought in those huge European armies who just love to fight and taken over the South in no time. Then it would have been the North's turn.

The proof of this plot is that as soon as the North won the Civil War the three countries bound to support the Maximillian Government bugged out of Mexico and left Maximililian high, dry and firing squad-shot-dead by the Mexicans within two years.

This is not from memory of course since Jefferson was dead. I just knew what to look for having been president and was always alert to invasion plans by other countries. Twice those three countries, England, France and Germany tried to pull one on us when I was president. Those countries schemed and plotted together to invade the U.S. whenever they were not fighting each other so we encouraged them to fight each other.

When I reread the history of Maximillian in Mexico a few months back I said 'son of bitch they tried to do it again after I died'.

The strangest part is that these countries would fight each other with huge fleets of ships but they cringed at the idea of having to fight the Barbary Pirates. It made no sense to me so as president I sent in a few small ships with a 'few good men', Marines and whupped them hard leaving Europe in awe at what we had done with our small force.


*People wonder why the English used smooth bore guns since they were so inaccurate. Smooth bore guns were only useful when fired in volleys at a line of opposing troops.

It added almost nothing to the final cost of the gun to rifle the bores in order to make them almost as accurate as the Kentucky Long Rifle. It is not known why the English insisted on issuing smooth bore rifles long after most other armies equipped theirs with rifles.

The English used smooth bore guns precisely because they were inaccurate.

An English officer got shot at by one of his own troops several times during the average career. The solider could say it was an accidental discharge which was common with flint locks. Those hammers stuck out and got tapped often when they were set down or when they got snagged on clothing. Since there were often no safety's on the guns there were many misfires.

If an English officer got shot at there was a good chance he would not get hit since the guns were smootbore. At 50 feet you were lucky to be able to hit a door about 1/3 of the time. If soldiers wanted to kill their own officers they would need twenty friends firing at the same time to be certain of killing the sob and that could not be written off as twenty accidental discharges all at once.

To bring justice to my statements let me add this. Two hundred years before this in the time of Queen Elizabeth, it was the opposite. England was the only just nation in Europe and the troops liked or at least trusted their officers who wore armor and vice versa. This included the knights.This was not the same for most of the other European nations where it was the opposite and the troops often hated the officers and vice versa. The evidence of this is the English Longbow which everyone has heard of.

It was the only bow that was powerful enough to easily drive a heavy metal arrow through an officers armor. The long bow was an easy weapon to make, it only required a longer piece of wood than a regular bow, and any army could have equipped their troops with them. However, all other countries were afraid their troops would use their officers on their own officers, except for England (and a few smaller nations). So they didn't issue long bows except to special troops who they felt they could completely trust not to turn around and use them on their own officers and knights.

What changed in England that caused that change? The English had only 4 capital crimes in the 15th century and by about 1850 the number of capital crimes had climbed to over 230. Whenever you get the laws so out of hand as that you get 'selective enforcement' or else half the people in the country end up either in prison or executed. Hence the cause of much of the trouble was the unfair enforcement of laws.

Here is an example. We all have heard of Captain Bligh and the Mutiny on the Bounty in 1789. In our Navy or Britain's Navy at the present time he would be washed up after that episode. Captain Bligh would not be able to get a commission to command even a rowboat in today's world. However, in England they found him innocent of all charges and gave him another commission. Eleven years later he had another mutiny only this time he managed to regain control of the ship. So what did the English Navy do? Did they demote him. No, they put him in charge of New South Wales, Australia in 1805. You can probably guess what happened then. The whole colony mutinied and locked 'the devil himself' in prison for two years until England sent a rescue force. You would think any country would have had enough of Bligh by then but no, not at all. They made him a Rear Admiral and later a Vice Admiral.

(The mutiny of the Bounty's crew eventually lead to the War of 1812. The impressing of American sailors by the English was often done with the claim that they were one or some of the 13 mutineers from that episode and not the American citizens they claimed to be. Christian Fletcher, the leader of that mutiny, was taken off of American ships four or five times and impressed. When the Prime Minister was later confronted by us Americans about there not being a trial of the first man taken under these pretences for mutiny, as demanded by English law, his office simply replied that the man had died. Then I guessed they had to kill him to make sure that the truth never came out. So we stopped asking about the trials real fast. We had to not say anything about the Bounty mutineers as that threatened to have resulted in our being charged by the English with complicity, essentially one of piracy for knowingly harboring mutineers. That is why this was not written about in your history books.

We expected the mutineers to show up as they would have received a heroes welcome in the new USA. It was planned to give Fletcher Christian and one other man commissions as Captains of two of our warships just to rub the English noses in it. When they didn't show up we assumed that they had been killed by natives like Captain Cook and others had been. So, they holed on that miserable Pitcairn Island instead.

The Admiralty probably did not often know about the impressing of American sailors often. However that is just the assumption we made at the time. I immediately, in the early 1790's, stated that we should demand a receipt for those impressed as it would limit the number they took under that pretext to the number of the mutineers. Others thought I was was a cynic and the idea was dismissed. They eventually took several hundred men I think and a whole ship disappeared once (several of the crew made it back to America to tell the truth). I wonder if the ships logs are public record now. It's a very personal request on my part and it is just something that has bothered me for quite awhile now. 200 years in fact. Those things that bothered me then like this unanswered question still bother me and as such makes this an excellent example of why you don't want to remember past lives.)

It was not only the individual officers that were problems, it was the rot of the whole English military which caused the problems.

**Many of the officials and I think most of the top administrators of the American colonies were gay. At least one quarter of all the administrators that England sent over were gay. These men were purged out of England about every fifteen years like they were common criminals. All employees of the English government who were found out to be gay had a choice of either America or India and in India they got killed within ten years.

One friend who was gay was the Governor of New Hampshire for awhile. George Washington knew him before I met him and warned me not to mention the burn scars on his neck. They were from being tarred and feathered when he was assigned to either Scotland or Ireland before the English sent him to America.

He was fortunate to be one of the few people that ever survived that ordeal. Tar poisoned the body. If you asked about the scars or just mentioned them he would immediately go into fits of vomiting which would persist for ten minutes. He had been so traumatized by the experience that just the mention of it would leave him a wreck on the floor.

I think he stayed on in America after the Revolution and was Governor after the Revolution. Nobody cared if a person they voted for was gay or not. Lots of the gay men stayed in America after the revolution since they had freedom in America.

These men are pretty easy to locate in the history books. They have no elected positions before the revolution but suddenly burst on the scene afterwards. Most often they suddenly become high in the state governments but I think there were four gays in the Continental Congress. They often have a son listed in their bio but that was actually their lover. In nearly every bio there is no wife listed although at the time it was very important to have a wife for Americans who wanted to be in politics. It still is.

Patriots would adopt one or more of these gay men as their sons. He would then use the American's family name as his own. When they had paintings made the painter was told to alter the features. There was enough sloppy painters to pass off the alterations as being accidents and the fault of the painter like is seen in some of these unaltered paintings of Thomas Jefferson.

For Christs sakes three percent of the men in the world are gay. Accept the fact that 3% or more of all Americas officials from the top law enforcement officer to the lowest senator have been gay. Wake up to the truth about those who made this nation.

NOTE: No insult intended or meant for US senators. They were the second most targeted group jokes were made about after lawyers and only slightly ahead of governors.

 

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