Chapter 14: Oil, Cotton, and Pharmaceuticals – The Rockefeller, Whitney, Bush & Skull & Bones Connection
Jack Herer, in his book The Emperor Wears No Clothes, did an excellent job at pointing out the potential uses for hemp seed as machine grade oil, and hemp as fuel that can replace fossil fuels and our dependency on oil. Herer also pointed out in his book, how the cannabis plant has been used to make medicines in the United States for over one hundred years for over one hundred and fifty different medical uses. Herer does a great job at showing the connection between the Mellon Bank, Dupont Chemicals and the Harry Anslinger connection to the Bureau of Narcotics in the early 1930’s, so I am not going to cover any of that here. Instead, I will pick up where Jack left off, showing the conspiracy to be Cotton and Medicine based, as well, around the Whitney, Rockefeller, and Bush families, but first, let’s review a few things because there are probably some people out there who have never read Jack Herer’s book. I just want to say here, Jack Herer is a saint for having brought this information to light, back in 1985.
One of the important things Jack Herer uncovered about the hemp plant is its ability to produce a petroleum-free machine grade lubricant from the seed oil. Combined with the fact that hemp will grow the fastest under the widest variety of conditions, this proves to be a worthy alternative to petroleum we are currently drilling out of the ground and depending on Middle Eastern countries for. Herer discusses the seed’s oil uses in paints and varnishes: “For thousands of years, virtually all good paints and varnishes were made with hempseed oil and/or linseed oil.”
Herer relies on the National Institute of Oilseed Products congressional testimony against the 1937 Marijuana Transfer Tax Law, in quoting how, in America, in 1935 alone, two years before marijuana was outlawed: “116 million pounds of hemp seed were used for paint and varnish alone.”
Dupont stood to gain enormously from this market. Herer cites how: “Congress and the Treasury Department were assured through secret testimony given by Dupont in 1935-37 directly to Herman Oliphant, Chief Counsel for the Treasury Dept., that hemp seed oil could be replaced with synthetic petrochemical oils made principally by DuPont.” … “Oliphant was directly responsible for drafting the Marijuana Tax Act that was submitted to Congress.”
As far as lighting oil goes, Herer claims: “Until about 1800, hemp seed oil was the most consumed lighting oil in America and the world. From then until the 1870’s, it was the second most consumed lighting oil, exceeded only by whale oil.”
Besides the mechanical aspects of the use of hemp seed oil, there are tremendous nutritional benefits as well. The American Medical Association would not want people to know about this. If they did, why aren’t they telling us? It has been known for thousands of years. Lynn Osbourne, in his book, Green Gold, writes:
“Hempseed is the highest of any plant in essential fatty acids. Hempseed oil is among the lowest in saturated fats at 8% of total oil volume. The oil pressed from hemp seed contains 55% linoleic acid (LA) and 25% linolenic (LNA). Only flax oil has more linolenic acid at 58%, but hempseed oil is the highest in total essential fatty acids at 80% of total oil volume.”
Roberta Hamilton, ED.D, Ph.D. a Medical Researcher-Biochemist, from U.C.L.A., claims, “These essential fatty acids are responsible for our immune system response.”
Osbourne also goes on to say: “The bent shape of the essential fatty acids keep them from dissolving into each other. They are slippery and will not clog arteries like the sticky straight shaped saturated fats and the trans-fatty acids in cooking oils and shortenings that are made by subjecting polyunsaturated oils like LA and LNA to high temperatures during the refining process.”
And for a quick review of the medical facts, I return to Jack Herer’s book to show a history of the medical value of marijuana in America before it was outlawed. Herer discusses the long history of its use: “From 1842 and through the 1890’s, extremely strong marijuana (then known as cannabis extractums) and hashish extracts, tinctures and elixirs were routinely the second and third most used medicines in America for humans (from birth, through childhood, to old age) and in veterinary medicine until the 1920’s and longer.” …“For at least 3,000 years, prior to 1842, widely varying marijuana extracts (buds, leaves, roots, etc.) were the most commonly used real medicines in the world for the majority of mankind’s illnesses.”
Herer quotes Professor William EmBoden, Professor of Narcotic Botany, from the California State University, Northridge, in saying: “The U.S. Pharmacopoeia indicated cannabis should be used for treating such ailments as : fatigue, fits of coughing, rheumatism, asthma, delirium tremens, migraine headaches and cramps and depressions associated with menstruation.”
As well, Herer writes: “Cannabis extract medicines were produced by Eli Lilly, Parke-Davis, Tildens, Brother’s Smith (Smith Brothers), Squibb and many other American and European companies and apothecaries. During all this time there was not one reported death from cannabis extract medicines, and virtually no abuse or mental disorders reported, except for first time or novice users occasionally becoming disoriented or overly introverted.”
Tod Mikuriya, M.D. wrote a book called Marijuana Medical Papers in 1973, which documents and cites many of the government’s own admissions that marijuana is safe medicine.
And then there is the cotton connection too. Hemp makes superior fabric, and cotton needs more pesticides, chemicals and fertilizers, and doesn’t grow as fast as hemp. Herer expands on the history of hemp as fabric:
“80% of all mankind’s textiles and fabric’s for clothes, tents, linens, rugs, drapes, quilts, bed sheets, towels, diapers etc., including our flag “Old Glory,” were made principally from cannabis fibers until the 1820’s in America and until the 20th century in most of the rest of the world.” … “For hundreds, if not thousands of years (until the 1830’s) Ireland made the finest linens and Italy made the world’s finest cloth for clothing with hemp.”
In the following footnote, Herer indicates that most fiber that was really hemp was mistaken for flax:
“The 1893, 1910 Encyclopaedia Brittanica’s indicate — and in 1938, Popular Mechanics estimated — that at least half of all the material that has been called linen was not made from flax, but from cannabis. Herodotus (c. 450 B.C.) describes the hempen garments made by the Thracians as equal to linen in fineness and that ‘none but a very experienced person could tell whether they were of hemp or flax’.”
Herer also discusses how cotton had gained a foothold as a crop used to produce fiber:
“By the late 1820’s the new American hand cotton gins (invented by Eli Whitney in 1793) were largely replaced by European made ‘industrial’ looms and cotton gins (‘gin’ is just short for engine), because of Europe’s primary equipment-machinery-technology (tool and die making) lead over America.”…”For the first time, light cotton clothing could be produced at less cost than hand retting (rotting) and hand separating hemp fibers to be handspun on spinning wheels and jenneys.”… “However, because of its strength, softness, warmth, and long-lasting qualities, hemp continued to be the second-most used natural fiber until the 1930’s.”
At this time, Herer points out, a new machine, called the “decorticator” had been produced which made hemp production a lot easier and hemp was once again destined to be America’s number one source for fiber, and it would have undoubtedly replaced most cotton used at the time. This quote from the February 1938 issue of Popular Mechanics brings to light the position hemp was to attain in the American economy:
“American farmers are promised a new cash crop with an annual value of several hundred million dollars, all because a machine has been invented which solves a problem more than 6,000 years old. It is hemp, a crop that will not compete with other American products. Instead, it will displace imports of raw material and manufactured products produced by underpaid coolie and peasant labor and it will provide thousands of jobs for American workers throughout the land.
“The machine which makes this possible is designed for removing the fiber-bearing cortex from the rest of the stalk, making hemp fiber available for use without a prohibitive amount of human labor.
“Hemp is a standard fiber of the world. It had great tensile strength and durability. It is used to produce more than 5,000 textile products, ranging from rope to fine laces, and the woody ‘hurds’ remaining after the fiber has been removed contain more than 77% cellulose, and can be used to produce more than 25,000 products, ranging from dynamite to Cellophane.”….”From the farmers’ point of view, hemp is an easy crop to grow and will yield from three to six tons per acre on any land that will grow corn, wheat or oats. It has a short growing season, so that it can be planted after other crops are in. It can be grown in any state of the union. The long roots penetrate and break the soil to leave it in perfect condition for the next year’s crop. The dense shock of leaves, eight to twelve feet above the ground, chokes out weeds…”
“Under old methods, hemp was cut and allowed to lie in the fields for weeks until it ‘retted’ enough so the fibers could be pulled off by hand. Retting is simply rotting as a result of dew, rain and bacterial action. Machines were developed to separate the fibers mechanically after retting was complete, but the cost was high, the loss of fiber great, and the quality of fiber comparatively low. With a new machine, called the decorticator, hemp is cut with a slightly modified grain binder. It is delivered to the machine where an automatic chain conveyor feeds it to the breaking arms at the rate of two or three tons per hour. The hurds are broken into fine pieces which drop into the hopper, from where they are delivered by blower to a baler or to truck or freight car for loose shipment. The fiber comes from the other end of the machine ready for bailing.”
“From this point on almost anything can happen. The raw fiber can be used to produce strong twine or rope, woven into burlap, used for carpet warp or linoleum backing or it may be bleached and refined, with resinous by-products of high commercial value. It can, in fact, be used to replace foreign fibers which now flood our markets.”
“Thousands of tons of hemp hurds are used every year by one large powder company for the manufacture of dynamite and TNT. A large paper company, which has been paying more than a million dollars a year in duties on foreign-made cigarette papers, now is manufacturing these papers from American hemp grown in Minnesota. A new factory in Illinois is producing fine bond papers from hemp. The natural materials in hemp make it an economical source of pulp for any grade of paper manufactured, and the high percentage of alpha cellulose promises an unlimited supply of raw material for the thousands of cellulose products our chemists have developed.”
And all of that came from Popular Mechanics just about 80 years ago. Then hemp disappeared from the scene. As Shan Clark relates, in a piece written for and published in Jack’s book, The Emperor: “The late 1920’s and 1930’s saw continuing consolidation of power into the hands of a few large steel, oil, and chemical (munitions) companies. The U.S. federal government placed much of the textile production for the domestic economy in the hands of their chief munitions maker, DuPont.” “The processing of nitrating cellulose into explosives is very similar to the process of nitrating cellulose into synthetic fibers and plastics. Rayon, the first synthetic fiber, is simply stabilized guncotton, or nitrated cloth, the basic explosive of the 19th century.
“Synthetic plastics find application in fabricating a wide variety of articles, many of which, in the past, were made from natural products,” beamed Lammot DuPont (Popular Mechanics, June 1939, Page 805)….’Consider our natural resources,’ the President of DuPont continued, ‘The chemist has aided in conserving natural resources by developing synthetic products to supplement or wholly replace natural products.’
Then Shan Clark continues: “DuPont’s scientists were the world’s leading researchers into the processes of nitrating cellulose and were in fact the largest processor of cellulose in the nation in this era.”
As I mentioned earlier, my point is not to show the marijuana conspiracy and how and why it was outlawed, because Jack Herer has already done a good job at that. My point is to show the secret society connections behind the scenes, how they relate to the royal families, secret societies and bankers and how it was these power brokers who outlawed marijuana, but not in America (the Republic), only in the United States (The Democracy). But, in order to do this accurately, I need to show some of the basic known material, for those that have not yet read The Emperor Wears No Clothes.
What we have here, are three “real” motivations for wanting to make hemp illegal under the corporate laws of the states and the United States. Health/Medicine, Fuel/Oil, and Fiber/Cotton. And that isn’t to mention the “chemicals” that could be produced because we no longer used hemp, like for instance, chemicals used in growing tons of cotton, which deplete the soil over time.
Many people are unaware that Percy Rockefeller, George Bush Sr., as well as a few of his children and brothers, and several members of the Whitney family, all share one secret thing in common. They are all members of a super-secret and very powerful fraternity at Yale University, called “Skull and Bones,” which was founded in 1832. Over the last several years a lot of information has come to light concerning this group, especially since the advent of the internet. However, I have been studying them since I first read Antony Sutton’s book, America’s Secret Establishment: An Introduction to the Order of Skull and Bones, back in 1991. Antony Sutton was an excellent researcher who is no longer with us, unfortunately. He was writing books on the Wall Street bankers and businessmen. He worked as a fellow researcher at the Hoover Institute, and while working there published a massive three-volume work titled, “Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development.” He also published a bunch of other books completely setting the record straight on a number of hot political issues. His other books were titled The War on Gold, Gold v. Paper, Energy, the Created Crises, Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler, Wall Street and FDR, Trilaterals Over Washington, and The Best Enemy Money Can Buy, dealing with the Soviet Union.
One day, someone sent him a package of documents. They revealed that all of the key people he was writing about were all members of a secret organization at Yale called “Skull and Bones,” which the person who sent him the package was a member of. Sutton realized right away that this was the “Key” to the conspiracy, since this is the connection they all shared together. This batch of documents was the actual papers from Yale showing the membership list of the “Order,” as it is called. George Bush’s name was on there, as well as several Whitneys and a Rockefeller. (Percy, inducted in 1900). The most significant discovery in my own eyes was that the Whitneys were virtually unknown, except for the fact that Eli Whitney was the inventor of the “Cotton Gin.”
After a little investigating of my own, I realized that the Whitney’s are a huge part of the Skull and Bones fraternity, having several members within it. Not only that, but George Bush had several family members as well. The Rockefellers were only nominally represented. This block is what is referred to as the “Eastern Establishment.” It composes mainly the Bush Family, Rockefellers, Whitneys, Vanderbilts, Russells, Pierponts, Dwights, Lords, Tafts, and the Harrimans. These are the main families. Skull and Bones was started by General William Huntington Russell, an opium smuggler, who was then second only to Perkins, and Alphonso Taft, President Howard Taft’s Grandfather. These families, mainly the Russells, were one of the 12 founding families of Yale University in 1701.
Several books could be written on the influence this secret society has in the world, and their loyalty to Great Britain, but I only bring it up to show the other interests concerned in keeping cannabis illegal in the United States today. It is not just oil, but cotton, and pharmaceuticals that are a big part of this suppression, and they are not just “industries,” but particular families that have these interests. They collaborate, and conspire within the walls of this super-powerful fraternity which overlaps, but is much more secret than, Freemasonry. Skull and Bones initiates studied in Germany under “Illuminated” professors who had as their goal the transformation of education, medicine, war, and government. These early initiates were following some leading philosophers in Germany at the time, some of which were among the newly “illuminated.”
Of course, everyone knows that Rockefeller’s Standard Oil changed its name to Exxon in 1972, and the Rockefellers are big into oil, as well as the Bush family. As a matter of fact, the Bush family is no less powerful that the Rockefellers, and are in fact, more closely described as the modern day Rockefeller family of old.
There is also a connection between the American Bar Association and the Rockefellers. They fund and set up scholastic institutions and universities as well as many foundations and think tanks. In the following quote from Rape of Justice, Mullins relates the interrelationship between the American Bar Association, as well as the law making bodies of congress, and the Rockefeller family with their oil interests. I repeat a quote here from earlier in the book:
“The ABA carries considerable weight in the operation of the legislative process. The Resolution of the 74th Congress, on Aug. 27, 1935, of the Joint Resolution Consenting to an Interstate Oil Compact to Conserve Oil and Gas, would not have been possible without the ABA, whose members drafted a Federal Oil and Gas Conservation Act in 1935, subsequently passed as a state law in South Dakota in 1955 and later in other oil producing states. This drive for “conservation” was intended solely to protect the oil monopoly of the Rockefeller interests and their many subsidiaries. It forbade newcomers from drilling so as to control production and maintain high price levels. This program was originally formulated at the ABA annual meeting in Seattle in July of 1928. An act was written which removed the major oil companies from the control of the anti-trust law (vol.53, p.72-89). In 1934, the Governor of Texas, who just happened to be the president of Humble Oil, one of Rockefeller’s main acquisitions, used this ABA act to call out the National Guard, stopping further drilling by independent producers. Congress was then ordered to draft national approval of this act by the Joint Resolution of 1935.”
The Rockefeller family also is heavily involved in medicine and control over the American Medical Association. (AMA) Here is a quote from Sutton’s book America’s Secret Establishment, an Introduction to the Order of Skull & Bones:
“Your doctor knows nothing about nutrition? Ask him confidentially and he’ll probably confess he had only one course in nutrition. And there’s a reason. Back in the 19th century American medicine was in a deplorable state. To the credit of the Rockefeller General Education Board and the Institute for Medical Research, funds were made available to staff teaching hospitals and to eradicate some pretty horrible diseases. On the other hand, a chemical-based medicine was introduced and the medical profession cut its ties with naturopathy. Cancer statistics tell you the rest.” …
“For the moment we want only to note that the impetus for reorganizing medical education in the United States came from John D. Rockefeller, but the funds were channeled through a single member of The Order. Briefly, the story is this. One day in 1912 Frederick T. Gates of Rockefeller Foundation had lunch with Abraham Flexner of Carnegie Institution. Said Gates to Flexner: “What would you do if you had one million dollars with which to make a start in reorganizing medical education in the United States?”
“As reported by Fosdick, this is what happened, ‘The bluntness of Mr. Gates, but the question about a million dollars was hardly in accord with his usual indirect and cautious approach to the spending of money. Flexner’s reply, however, to the effect that any funds — a million dollars or otherwise — could most probably be spent developing the Johns Hopkins Medical School, struck a responsive chord in Gates who was already a close friend and developed admirer of Dr. William H. Welch, the dean of the institution’.”
As we go back to Sutton’s remarks, he writes: “Welch was President of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research from 1901, and a Trustee of the Carnegie Institution from 1906. William H. Welch (inducted in 1870) was also a member of The Order and had been brought to Johns Hopkins University by Daniel Coit Gilman (also a member of The Order, inducted in 1852). (1)
That was the origin of the AMA in America, all brought to us by secret societies that do not have the people’s interest in mind. Naturopathy, as Sutton described, ceased to exist in the interests of the ruling families. So, naturally, cannabis medicine would have to go. As well, Cotton played a huge role in textiles in America, as Jack Herer has brought to light.
(1) America’s Secret Establishment: An Introduction to the Order of Skull and Bones, Antony Sutton, 1986, Liberty House Press, p. 96-97; Note: Sutton sourced this from Raymond Fosdick, Adventure in Giving, Harper & Row, 1964 P. 154
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