FTN 010120 - January 1 2020 - FTN276 American Mephistopheles Part 1
. Welcome to focus. Some jazz hands feels Today I'm joined by James outside Borzoi to embark on what will be a two part series on the life and legacy of one of America celebrated and at the same time, Astro turfed founding fathers. Very little is known about Hamilton's early life, which is at least somewhat odd considering his prominent role is the chief author of the Federalist Papers. Key framer of the Constitution for secretary of the Treasury creator. The nation's first National Bank, the architect of the system of debt finance. Capitalism. Merck. It'll ism we're saddled with today. Master of media manipulation, fixer of elections and almost but never president. The United States. There have been a times throughout various points in history attempts to lionize Hamilton. It's happening today and other political corners. He is a farm or loathed figure. Attempts to rehabilitate, loathed or merely interpret. Hamilton, based solely on the whims of the political spectrum, is always going to be a foolhardy endeavor. It's far more important to understand the identity of the man himself, who he is where he comes from, what shaped his worldview and ultimately in turn, how he shaped the world itself. Onley. Once one fully understands Hamilton, from those perspectives to the trajectory of historical, financial and broadly civilisational events up through the present day become crystal clear. So we're gonna smash that early life on Alexander Hamilton. And it's quite interesting. This is actually what led us down this path, bores away, wanted to do, wanted to do a deep dive on ah, on on anything, any subject. And he pointed us toward the wicked game podcast Siri's, which is, I guess, Ah, 45 minute per episode series of podcasts that start the very first election of the United States really were just Washington was made the president all the way up to the election of 2016. And I started listening to those podcasts and got deep into the Hamilton era of elections. And I was just like, I can't resist going down these rabbit holes and we had planned to do something on Hamilton anyway. And so here it is. This is this is where we were. This is where we're going with this, and this is ah quite amazing. Hamilton's always been kind of a peculiar figure for any person who's involved in politics, to try and analyze the one of the funniest things, which I actually want to be. A bit more auspicious than an ironic is the way that liberals have basically glommed onto Alexander Hamilton because of the hip hop musical and Thea Mount of the amount of stuff that, ah, that Lynn Manual Miranda had toe had the hand wave or change up or just completely ignore in order to get get them on board is pretty funny, since it's ah, in one sense, they liberals are going to really respond to hit the conflict to ah Hamilton and his thirst for power, but they may not understand what they're really supporting. But the funniest thing to me, though, is Ah, I was always just like he comes up constantly been among our own guys, and you always see this like they're either trying to rehabilitate him or you like you go. Even in the early 20th century, you had guys like Ezra Pound and Charles Coughlin that were basically trashing Hamilton, so it's been really fun to kind of try to get to the source. Like, who is this guy? What is he all about? What shaped him? Like what? Because once you start to analyze all the sudden realizing he really stands out amongst the Founding Fathers is very different and very heterodox in just about every possible way. Yeah, even even very foreign, which working to get into here and it's in the Hamilton himself has is a living and then dying argument in favor of ending all legal immigration to the United States. I mean, in reality, because this guy, this guy and we're gonna get into this he comes into the country and is he's barely there for any period of time. It all and then all of a sudden is like on his on his way to the presidency, like, how does this happen? So what we do know about Hamilton's early life is fairly intriguing. Um, there isn't a lot there, but we can suss out a lot of the key details and given the commonalities that we see in others with similar interests, tendencies, obsessions and backgrounds Ah, the story of Alexander Hamilton starts to make a lot more sense when you put it into this context. So Hamilton was born on a Danish colony called ST Croix in the Caribbean to a woman by the name of Rachel Faucet. However, her married name was Levin. She was married to a John Michael Levine, and in some ways it's spelled L. A V i E N Ah, The more accepted spelling is L E V I N E um, and this is a name that she kept with her until her her death. Levin was a sugar plantation in slave owner. He named his plantation estate Ruby just pretty funny. Levine had been involved in business with other Jews at the time when Jews were disproportionately likely to conduct commerce amongst themselves, especially on Caribbean islands such as ST Croix. Alexander Hamilton later characterized his stepfather, Levin, as a fortune hunter but designed with gold, whose expensive clothes caused Rachel's widowed mother to be captivated by the glitter of his fella. She appearance and to push racial into reluctantly agreeing to what became a hated marriage. According to Hamilton, Rachel married Levin quote in compliance with the wishes of her mother, but against her own inclination. The full text of this letter that Hamilton wrote contains a blank space where he evidently intended to put a word describing Levine, but ultimately did not do so. He opted for good optics. I suppose he was. One thing about Hamilton will talk about this throughout the Siri's. Here is he's very cognizant in some ways of how he will appear to future people in another ways. He's not cognizant of these things at all. And at the time you have to sort of into what people knew about the guy at the time versus what we can see from the future. And look in the past. A lot of people didn't know this information didn't have these facts, so Alexander Hamilton could spend whatever story he would like to about his upbringing in in who he was. But this is the reality of who the guy waas Um, the spellings of this name Levin, before the autism fully sets in in the early 18th century were not standardized yet some, by some accounts, the name Levine is claimed innocently to be a Danish name. Um, but the name Levine is actually a support expelling of Levin L E V i N E. So the L A V I e n. Is this apart expelling of Levin? So it's pretty pretty obvious what's going on. So people might want to hem and haw over the last name and the records saying, Sugar motion in the Caribbean named Levine is actually Jewish. Ah, but it's pretty well understood by a number of historians that the mother of Alexander Hamilton was married to a Jew. It's You have to make the case that he wasn't one, and people have tried and they have failed. Doing so, they try to say that the name was of German origin. Early biographers have also identified him as a Dane. Ah, but there is no evidence backing this as the language he used in Levin's in his business were Dutch, English and German. This is the most revealing aspect of it, Levine wrote to Dane Danish Associates in German, not Danish. So, yeah, I did not know that. Wow. Yeah, yeah, it's pretty. It's pretty pretty, pretty obvious. Cuts right to the right to the chase. So Levine was likely originally from Germany, but the idea that he's German is ludicrous in one scholar makes the case that Levine's name originally derives from the town of Low Een in Poland, Um, or from one of many other towns with similar names spread throughout Eastern Europe. So placing Levine is coming from either Germany or Poland with such a last name virtually guarantees his Jewishness without having to know anything else about the guy. But rest assured, there's much more to unpack here. One of the other things that they dispute is that he there are no records of him being Jewish. This is something that historians in the thirties started to point to. Well, we don't know. I mean, sure, he had this name, but there's no record of it. Well, none of the Jews on ST Croix, even the very well known ones, were recorded his Jewish and it was simply just not a designated category in the islands registers. And that's that's and that's part of why they sought out the Caribbean right. Was was the freedom to operate with impunity with very little oversight or regulation on their trading and merchant activities, and not having to be publicly identified as what there was. Also a historical reason for that as well, because the Caribbean's have generally been under Spanish Dominion was the Sephardic Jews who were the first came over to the New World. In fact, it was the the the appearance of the Ashkenazy Jews in In the New World, especially North America. That was a generally a much more than later phenomenon. It was the Sephardic Jews that basically built the groundwork that Thea, the foundation that the Ashkenazy Jews would later use when they came over 100% correct. And it's also because what was going on in these islands, the slave trade, and that is what that is, what Levin was involved in, that is what Peter, his son his is genetically Jewish son, was involved in, uh, what Alexander Hamilton himself was even involved in at one point and then later shutting the whole thing down and will explain why, Um so Levin is the quintessential Jewish name, one more honest historian put it. Not only that, but Jews living in ST Croix at the time were not registered as Jews. Take this with a grain assault. Hamilton's own grandson described Levin as a rich Danish Jew in a letter. Um, so another argument here to understand this is that the Danish law at the time would have required Rachel Fost set to convert to Judaism in order to marry John Levin. We don't have any record of her converting to Judaism. Um, but we know that that she didn't baptize her Children. Um, we know that she, uh, kept the name Levin until her death. And so if they were trading with other Jews, if they were living in a community with other Jews, If, um, you know, all of these things were true then it doesn't seem likely that this this odd out liar took place where Rachel Fost Set stayed gentile in, married a Jew and just proceeded forward. It doesn't make any sense. They have a child named Peter Levine who's not baptized, even though it would have been a standard practice for Christian Children. Born on ST Croix to be baptized. Ah, Levin grew up and became a prominent shipping merchant, moving to South Carolina and 17 64. Hey, eventually was quietly baptized at ST John's Church. Um, because he was serving is this Anglican church warden in South Carolina, and so he sort of had to act the part. Um And then during the American Revolutionary War, Peter was a monarchist Tory and a smuggler. Um, and we'll get into the smuggling later, cause Yeah, go ahead. Board. But what did What did it say? What? Sitting for South Carolina. He was in Beaufort, South Carolina. Okay, because Charleston, I believe, had the larger at a time had the largest Jewish community in the 13 colonies. Yes, and they were all very much involved in the slave trade and in shipping. And yes, it's very much, Very much so. Um so the burden of proof on claims Levine is not Jewish. Intensify. Um, you really I don't know, like you really have to make this case. And the evidence out there is convincing enough that the most charitable thing one could do in this case would be to say that the burden of proof lies on those who would claim Levine is not Jewish rather than those who claim that he is. Even Jews are saying that Levin was Jewish. At this point, they're starting to say that this is the case. There's this historian, uh, poor watcher who were going to get to here in a second. I tried to be as skeptical as possible about this But it was the reading about the Peter Levine and is quiet baptism that really is like I don't I don't think I can liken stretch my skepticism any further on that with the with his quiet baptisms like Okay, that's that rings way too many alarm bells there. Yeah, a lot. Lots of alarm bells are going off More, more alarm bells that air humanly possible at this point. So they had a troubled marriage. Surprise, Surprise Levine had Rachel imprisoned for being a whore. Like literally. This guy had his wife imprisoned for being a whore. Rachel fleas ST Croix for the British colony of Nevis. She meets Scotsman James Hamilton, where he is claimed to have fathered Alexander Hamilton out of wedlock. And the timing seems to indicate that, you know, she was imprisoned for a couple months released from prison, goes to Nevis, and then after some time, I think five years later Hamilton is born. So there are some sources highly speculative sources out there that claim her she, because of her name and because of her background, may have been crypto sip Arctic. We're not going to speculate that the evidence is out there enough on the one side with Johann Michael Levine and the fact that she sends her son to a Jewish school. You're gonna also talk about as well is. It's It's like You could make the argument that she, too, is crypto. And then, potentially Alexander Hamilton himself, genetically is but his upbringing Thea outcome of his upbringing, his world view. Everything we've talked about is shaped by by this, and it's like it's like, Yes, maybe it would matter a little bit more if the guy was genetically, um from that from that background. But ah, it's It's almost like a distinction without much of a difference at this point. Um so the the island of Nevis British colony was home to a thriving Jewish population may be one of the reasons why she she went there. Most of those who fled the Inquisition in Portugal to Brazil, then moved to the Caribbean when the acquisition came to Brazil. This is sort of what you were saying. Borzoi. The earliest record of Jewish residents is a muster roll from 16 78 listing eight people. By the 16 seventies, there were 17 Jewish families. Calling Nevis home is a small island. By the time Alexander Hamilton was born in the 17 fifties, 1\/4 of the white population of the island's capital of Charles Town was Jewish. Ah, what is unclear is the timing of when Rachel fled Nevis yada yada yada James Hamilton abandoned Rachel in their sons and 17 65. Big think, right? Like when? When Alexander Hamilton is a young boy. Very young boy. Um, most people believe that he was born in 17 55 although there is some debate about what year he was actually born. I mean, his father abandon Seuin at, you know, five years old, seven years old. Whatever. However, you want to look at the math. I mean, pretty incredible. And so then, after learning of his mother's death in 17 68 this Johann Michael Levine used the 17 59 divorce decree in probate court to prevent James Jr and Alexander Hamilton from inheriting any of her property due to their a legitimate birth. The entire estate instead went to Peter Levine, the merchant living in South Carolina. So yeah, this this whole thing is pretty crazy. I mean, we don't have a whole lot of information and were actually leaving. Ah, lot of the if not all, of the speculation on the table. So what you've heard so far is I would agree that that these things are probably true. Um, and we have record of them. Ah, there. We've left sort of the speculation and some of the trying to read in between the lines on this stuff on the table. So, um, there are some more things to consider here bores, I think you you have this. You were talking about the ah, what turnout was talking about with the Caribbean islands with the rich man's culture. Yeah, the thing that really stands out about Alexander Hamilton as well when I said that he's a very heterodox figure among the Founding Fathers is like when you we kind of take for granted that that within the new world, like every place, was different when we were cognizant of the fact that the north and the South are very different places to the point that they feel like the especial. For the longest time, they felt a completely different countries. Well, if you think north from the south or foreign from one another, I mean then they take a look at the Caribbean. And so you have this guy who's from the Caribbean, who comes to the colonies and becomes a founding father. And this is why they always hammer on him as being like this immigrant theme because he really was an outsider. And he had no grounding in the American culture that the people thought in blood for because within the the he's being the only major founding father to be from the Caribbean, it likely contributed to his lack of populist. When you see this theme constantly time and time again in both of his actions and his writings, turnout notes in his biography, the kind of culture that the plantation Caribbean islands had. It was like an over the top rich man's culture. Where there is no there was nothing more shameful than to be in poverty when you're surrounded by all these mixed peoples and slaves and descendants of slaves. The culture in which Hamilton grew up within were ones where Jews were successful and the wealthy flaunted their luxurious riches in education. And unlike the American colonies, he would later call home, there was no tradition of the humble you, man, that continues The formed the bulwark of the American kulak identity to this day and like that to me, was the most significant part of it all. Because as Americans, we definitely cherish that. You know, I'm the rustic wild man, the independent, the guy who strikes out on his own, you know, leave me alone. Scots Irish. You like fighting back against power kind of thing like that. That resonates to us as Americans. Hamilton had no experience that growing up and had no affinity or deep affection for it. And that that really gets expressed later on what he gets a taste of power. Well, it's the way he describes his father. His stepfather is being captain and his mother being captivated by the glitter. His father is Bede is And with gold, I mean this This speaks to everything that you're saying And he really didn't have. You know, he wasn't even that conflicted in the sense that his his Scotsman father wasn't around that long and he was educated in a Jewish school which we're going to get into right here. So talking about the marriage, though a little bit more of these or some more things to consider when you're thinking about that. The background here is that Danish law at the time forbid civil marriages between Jews and Christians. Ah, per the Talmud. If Rachel converted to Judaism, her Children, all of them are in fact Jewish, if not genetically, but just by the fact that she, by virtue of the fact that she's the mother. Therefore, if Rachel did convert to Judaism prior to her marriage that we mean Alexander Hamilton was born a Jew, according to Jewish law. Just staying with the Jewish laws, right? I mean, that's what it is. Rachel kept the name Levin until her death. She is not buried in a Christian cemetery, but instead of her sister's home. Um, then you have Alexander Hamilton is not listed in the baptismal records on the island and attended a Jewish day school. So Hamilton not only Peter but Hamilton Alexander Hamilton is not baptized. It is unlikely that the Jewish Day school would take in a Christian child, as it is a just as it is a Christian school would take in a child who is not baptized. So as a point of fact, Nevis is Christian schools refused to educate Alexander Hamilton. So he's not in the baptismal records of people want Argue is baptized in private for some dumb reason. Uh, well, if that were true, the Christian schools would educate him, and they did not heres something as well in terms of Jewish law that was going to be pertinent later, especially because of ah Hamilton. This is gonna getting to speculation charity. But this is pertinent to Hamilton's views on slavery's that according to the ah, according to Jewish law, the basically because I only found out about this recently from somebody who was a religious Jew, explain this to me and checked out freeing and non Jewish slave is seen as a religious conversion and involves a second immersion in a ritual bath. So there's like within even what they in kind of the Jewish laws that they perceive, like freeing a slave as a conversion to Judaism. And when you think about some of the stuff that Hamilton starts to advocate for later, going again, get this is dangerously speculative, but really cause you to raise some eyebrows. It does, and the thing is, is well with with Hamilton is ah, he eventually, You know, advocates for this, for the freeing, for the freeing of the slaves. But this is another reason why you know this, this fact that the Judaism is passed from the mother to the Children. This is why I pour rancher and others. I think you're trying to claim Hamilton now because they want to take now that he's been popularised in in mainstream media and in the play and everything else. They want to take credit for this guy, and they think now is the right time. You know, 50 years ago would not have been the right time to start claiming Alexander Hamilton, but now it's starting to get to be the right time. And so you start to see ah push toward that a swell. So it's often argue that it that it was because he was an illegitimate child, that he could not have been baptized and thus not attended Christian school. But parish records from Nevis, which record the baptism of several babies, explicitly noted his illegitimate, indicating that Hamilton's out of wedlock status would not have prevented the performance of this right. So again, if if if he could have been baptized. There was nothing stopping him from being baptized. It's a Christian, and you know even that in and of itself would be enough in some ways. But then you have this fact that he went to the Jewish school. He learned about Judaism and even learned to speak Hebrew. Education at a Jewish school takes a second place to cultivation of Jewish identity. That's the purpose of a Jewish school. That's why he was there. Hamilton maintained strict silence about his childhood, which is strange given the fact that if he were a Christian, it would be easy to advance socially and politically if he just told the truth. But instead, he didn't talk about it at all, Hamilton's son later explained of his father. Rarely is he alluded to his personal history. He mentioned with a smile, his having been taught to repeat the Decca log in Hebrew at the school of a Jewess when so small that he was placed standing by her side upon a table in light of the fact that Hamilton didn't even come to the United. This is the biggest one of the big. There's so many red pills in here like that we have just jammed. I think it's what made you. And I woke up this this little little tidbit right here. Yeah. He didn't even come to the United States until 17. 72. Hamilton is the preeminent outsider, like he is Thea outsider. Like he didn't even come to the US until the 17 72 and then all of a sudden starts advocating for all this stuff and injecting himself into the middle of everything. And it's really kind of funny, especially as we get into this this next part with the Dutch connection Borzoi Because this is this is the thing that you brought to my attention as well. But because Hamilton didn't come to the U. S. In 17 72 it's no surprise that the playwright of Hamilton the play Lin Manuel Miranda, paints Hamilton is the epitome of an outsider, the quote bastard orphan son of a whore who, by sheer grit and smarts, achieves political greatness, leaving a permanent mark on the American landscape as the architect of its financial system. Um, yeah, in the way that the in the in the way they paint this is So there was a hurricane that wiped out quite a bit of property and killed nine people. And Hamilton writes this Ah, this poem about it and he everyone like the local business community, is just so moved by his by his beautiful words like way we got to get this guy and education. He's gonna be a great man one day. So, you know, they passed around the collection plate and helped fund his trip to America like that's the mythology that's told around it. But there was a little bit more to that than then. They, you know, want to tell us. Yeah, there is. Well, what do you talk about this Dutch connection piece? Because it fits in really well. And this is another black brace yourselves for, like, a huge red pill about a often talked about event in American history. Here, it's like, Wow, So I'm going to preface this first a little bit as well, by kind of because we can't have to keep the Jewish connection like the historical context of that in mind. So as people know with, um, they probably know, maybe they don't know. But England had kicked out the Jews several 100 years Previously, they only got back in during, uh, during the time of Cromwell because of the have, how expensive their wars, these wars that they were fighting were in, as well as the fact that the Puritans and a lot of these dissenter Protestant groups had a strong a lot, um, had strong file of Semitic tendencies to the point like there was a group of very, very radical Puritans who wanted to call themselves the San Hendrick San Hedren. And there was there's even apocalyptic streak to some of them. Will Cromwell is the one who let the Jews back in and the Jews that they end up working with word Dutch Jews, uh, outside after kind of Spanish Sephardic Jews, when the largest Jewish presence is was with was within the Netherlands due to the due to the trade connection that Dutch had all over the world. And so Hamilton Hamilton's first significant job was clerking for an outpost for Beekman and Kruger, and it was in which was a New York trading firm owned by two of the city's great Dutch mercantile families. Now, just as a reminder than your colony before Manhattan, much of the New York Colony before it came under. British control was a Dutch colony, and when it came under the British control, a lot of those Dutch still stuck around. They didn't go anywhere because some of them might have, but a lot of just still stuck around. So that's why you have these old Dutch families that were quite present in early New York. And this is where Hamilton would learn much about global trade and smuggling, the latter of which the Dutch were heavily involved in within the colonies. Because once the once the British took control over, they wanted to basically control the trade off the colonies. This is what kind of this is what led to the Boston Tea Party. But before we get to that, Hamilton's employer, Nicholas Kruger, was the nephew of the previous New York City mayor, John Kruger Junior by the and by the time the previous mayor, by the time of Hamilton's arrival in 17 72 and it's not known who funded exactly Hamilton's Voyage to America. But the story is like a basic like donations were drilling, were called for toe send, send the boy to America. But the most likely candidates, Werth local merchants that included Beekman and Kruger. And he was actually involved in that in that company so deeply that he was basically controlling it sometimes cause that he knew it so intimately. And because Beekman and Kruger were often in the colonies that couldn't manage it from those, like as a team, he was already managing a lot of their trade and business. So, yeah, if you look at the timeline of when he was born, whether you believe the 7th 17 55 time Lord or 17 57 he would have been 10 years old when he started working there, and around 13 or 14 when he's was supervising this company for months at a time. And this is just like, yeah, that's that's unreal for a 13 or 14 year old to be be given that level of authority. So eventually he ends up in Manhattan, which the Dutch population of the time would have been because we don't have the exact senses from the time period, it would have been about between 2000 and 5000 going off the to the two census reports we do have between before and after that time period, that's about out of approximately 30,000. So the significant Dutch community here Hamilton would attend Columbia, which was called King's College here. And that's where, like he'd pick up some Bazemore reactionary tendencies. But that's for another segment. But one of the driving reasons for the Boston Tea Party, which, when you ask the average person like what was the Boston Tea Party all about? They're gonna probably tell us income taxes or something like that. Nobody, nobody, most pool. Most Americans don't really understand what the Boston Tea Party was all about. They just have this popular image of their heads ago. The British excising these oppressive taxes on us, and they're not giving us representation. So we stuck a middle finger to them and threw all the tea in the harbor. That's not really what happened there. The reason why the Boston Tea Party happened. There's a number of reasons, but a big reason was the if threatened to collapse the Dutch smugglers from whom a lot of the columnist did trade and got their tea from. But it's basically the bridge. East India Company was trying to control the column in the trade of the colonies and they were basically kind of like creating their own form, their system where they would have to trade with and by tea from the but that the the British East India company and most or not, plenty of columnists preferred to get their tea from Dutch smugglers. And they didn't because a lot of had their, you know, they were tied in with the trade. If the Dutch smugglers collapsed, their finances would collapse as well. And Hamilton's first political piece was, according to his roommate, troop, it was a defense of the Boston Tea Party as necessary. Now this is contesting. This is contested as there's no record of it, so there's just references to it, mostly from his roommate. But Hamilton's early injection into the revolution indicate a man willing to play all the angles as the reluctant revolutionary, as he also used is positions. He also used his position to soothe the feet, the fears of merchants about the destruction of property. Because when you have this kind of basic understanding of Hamilton you, it seems very counterintuitive. But why would he support the Boston Tea Party like he's against all this rabble rousing? He's a kid tends to favour power, he tends, have these reactionary tendencies. Why would his first political peace be about supporting the Boston Tea Party? But then, when you realize that he's deeply connected with the touch and devil connective other groups of peoples well but deeply connected with the Dutch and he's already learned like you have to be, you know, you have to be able to play all the different angles to get what you want. And this is a theme is gonna come up time and time again constantly. When you look at what he was doing during the Revolutionary War before, he could finally actually get power and be able to enact what he wanted to dio. Absolutely. I mean, the Boston Tea Party when you're telling me this like all the pieces fell into place for me and I was just like, of course, we were told to believe that the Boston Tea Party was done for your freedoms in your liberty. And we just you know, the American colonists just weren't going to take it anymore. And you know this kind of stuff and then when you understand that it was to benefit Dutch smugglers and that Alexander Hamilton is out there defending it. And then I'm gonna skip ahead of this because it fits in here and it doesn't really fit in. Later is I started, you know, looking at Jewish influence in America early American history. And there is this speech that was given by President Calvin Coolidge like 100 and 50 years later on in 1925 when they were laying the cornerstone of a Jewish community center. President Coolidge, recalling the services of the juice, the United States and war and peace from the revolution to the present and the influence of their scriptures in the law, culture and morality of the country since early colonial days, declared that Leckey, the hair break mortar cemented the foundations of American democracy. The reason why I bring this up the reason why this clicked into place first and foremost, if you try to go to the Coolidge website Coolidge dot order, whatever there is, there used to be a your URL for the exact speech that he gave, which is not there anymore. It's like 404 and it was not an error on my part, like the Earl does not resolve for that speech. You have to go find this speech elsewhere and in the vein of the Boston Tea Party. This is the quote from this speech from Coolidge in 1925. Or he's thanking these Jews at the ceremony for this community center, for all that they've done for America and their their their prominent role in the founding of this. Remember this before award war, too. Like this before all the hype and the crazy stuff about anti Semitism in the stuff that we've gone today, he's out there thanking these people for their role in the revolution, and this is when it fell all into place, he says. The Jewish faith is predominantly the faith of liberty. From the beginnings of the conflict between the colonies and the mother country, they were overwhelmingly on the side of the rising revolution. Wow, you will recognize them when I read the names of some among the merchants who unhesitatingly signed the non importation resolution of 17 65 talking about the tea Isaac Moses, Benjamin, Levi Sampson, Levy, David Franks can hear that name again. Joseph Jacobs, Hyman Levy, Mathias Bush. Michael Gratz, Bench for Bernard Gratz, Isaac, Frank's Moses, Mordechai, Benjamin, Jacob, Samuel Lion and Manual Mordechai, Noah. These These were the people who were signing the non importation agreement. So what does that make the Boston Tea Party like? I don't want to like. I have to put a very fine point on this. What does that make? The Boston Tea Party? It's one of America's first gay ops, like absolutely what it ISS. It's like Let's start a war and kick off a revolution by throwing all this tea into the harbor. And a lot of the people that dressed up is the Indians and went in through the tea in the harbor were merchants. Who do you think those people were? You think those with rustic yuman out in the countryside that came in and these American colonists start off, get their liberty back from the King? No. Who do you think? Itwas that started all this and who is in the press defending it? Alexander Hamilton. It's crazy. Yeah, it's it. And that has to be understood because as Americans we are, and I under I understand this impulse because I am a man. We're gonna get a lot of pushback on number. You have to understand, as Americans like there, they want us to feel an affinity for these for these events and for these images because, you know, patriotism is a powerful and beautiful thing, but it can be abused and it can lied, be lied about. And that's what these people like to do it. You think that's just get understand is like When you say America first, you're not saying Americans first, that's That's the thing you need to like that. That's the hard I think to me that that's the hardest red pill you have to swallow is like America first does not mean Americans first, and that has been the case from the very origins of this country. Yeah, all of this stuff has to be re examined. It all has to be looked at again with a different view and we have a different view. I think this is probably some of the first, the first time that this has ever been looked at it, certainly the first time you have a Jeu pour launcher coming out and trying to claim Hamilton. So up until then it's basically looking at this guy through the the lens of the political spectrum and maybe at best, like what the guy ultimately delivered. But the the things that are ignored I mean, who is who is like for right now, like, who is still out there talking about the truth about the Iraq war, Very few people. And what's what's the truth about the Iraq we're gonna look like 100 years from now? God only knows, and like, 100 or 2 300 years ago, we're being told certain events happened a certain way. And we have very little little in the way of being able to verify those things because they're just being things were not being written down and the things that were written down, we're by the people who wanted the story told in a certain way, Um, and you're never gonna hear about the Dutch smugglers in the Boston Tea Party is just not gonna hear that you're gonna hear a very simplified drug down version that you're taught in childhood in these events are not revisited Later on. You notice how these things are taught to you. You know, when you're like 11 10 11 12 years old, and then you don't ever go back and get a more detailed look at them. So you just get that. You get the projection at a young age, and then that's what you're sold. And it's It's repeated in propaganda, in media and in history. If it's even talked about it all. And when people like Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney come out and say, These are our values, this is what they're talking about, this kind of stuff. So anyway, this stuff gets me very, very excited because it's it's new, it's It's like then every C, everything started starts to make sense, Right, So you have Hamilton, and this is sort of we're going to talk about the Jewish relationships with with Hamilton, um, just to cover this year so that you understand the trajectory, like all in one sort of take. So he consulted with Jewish merchants to help create the American financial system, thus railroading the nation American government into a debt financed economic model. Hamilton forge relationships with American jury that we don't see with any other founding father. He represented a number of Jewish clients as a lawyer and he was the only founding father to do so. Almost every major figure at Sheriff Israel, which was the only synagogue in New York at this time, was represented by Hamilton in court. At some point in their life, every single person in the congregation was represented by Hamilton. At some point in their life, Hamilton put a Jew, Rabbi Gershom success on the board of Columbia University, then King's College. This is the first Jew on the board of any American college. Hamilton worked with John J. To revise the charter for their shared alma mater, Columbia University. One of the changes that they made is to open the office of the college presidency to people of all faith backgrounds. Why would you do that when it's a Christian nation, Right? Like, Why are you opening this up? Like it's sort of a moot point. If you have a Christian country and those are the only options that you can put in this place, you have to change the charter before What is particularly striking about this performance that other colleges that date back to that era did not make comparable reforms in the direction of religious freedom for their presidential eligibility until the 20th century for good reason. When he did this. One of the people he included on the board of trustees was Gershom Sixes, who was the house on the leader of Sheriff Israel Synagogue. And this was the first time in the history of American higher education that he ju sat on the board of an institution of higher learning. Thank you, Alexander Hamilton. He was just, you know, a century and 1\/2 too early, because by the 20th century, I mean the whole thing just has gone completely off the rails. Hamilton later defended Jewish rights in the courts and was out spoken against anti Semitism, once giving a three hour speech the most emotionally invested of his career before the New York State Assembly while defending a French Jew who had been charged of fraud. I'm gonna omit the word falsely charged with fraud, because it's it's This is this is being written by a Jew about another Jew. So the prosecutors remarks had utilised anti Semitic stereotypes. Or maybe they were just assembling the facts as they were. Alexander Hamilton passionately asked the opposing counsel. Why do you distrust the evidence of the Jews? He was also unabashedly anti free speech and pro monarchy What you're gonna get into later? Quote the Hamilton that was willing to speak out against anti Semitism. Oh, even though he did not identify as Jewish in adulthood, is arguably just as important as any finding about his Jewish identity in childhood. Historian poor Watcher said his story is a reminder that the fight against anti Semitism in America, which continues in our own day, is not solely a Jewish responsibility but the obligation of all Americans committed to the principle of religious liberty. Wow, she went away and there, James Search. I continue. Oh, yeah, yeah, I know. That's Ah, uh, no, I I think that speaks for itself. It's this is this is just wild. So Alexander was clear in his admiration for Jews in his recognition that the survival of the Jewish people against all odds was a sign of something extraordinary. In notes that he left on quote the progress of the Jews, Hamilton mused on an extraordinary fact of Jewish survival. Quote from the earliest history to the present time. Jewish survival for millennia, against all odds has been at is entirely out of the ordinary course of human affairs, Hamilton wrote, is not then a fair conclusion that the cause also is an extraordinary one, in other words, that it is the effect of some great providential plan. The man who will draw this conclusion will look for the solution in the Bible. He will not draw it. He he who will not draw it up to give us another fair solution. Interesting. I've solutions. In his copy. In his copy of George Washington's farewell address, Hamilton included the notion of religion and religious liberty as crucial to the vitality of America. Though once Hamilton came to America, he claimed to be Christian historian Andrew Poor answer Jewish himself and author of the upcoming book that was supposed to come out in 2019 and never did, interestingly enough, called the Jewish founding father Alexander Hamilton said, in life. Still not at the Publishers House yet, noted Hamilton had an abiding apathy to Christianity. He never mentioned church. It never took communion. He was only nominally Christian, says poor watcher. Then this is the interesting part, you know. With the Peter Levine in the late life baptism on his deathbed, Hamilton was desperate to be given last rites and take communion, telling Benjamin Maura Directory of Trinity Church that it has for some time passed been the Wish of my heart. And it has been my intention to take an early opportunity of uniting myself to the church by the reception of that holy ordinance. More refused. Hamilton bagged another friend, Mason, to consider administering him Communion. And when that friend to refuse because his church did not do private communion, he pressured more again, this time successfully, despite Masons Assurance that quote, the Holy Communion, is an exhibition and pledge of the mercies, which the Son of God is purchased that the absence of the sign does not exclude from the mercy signified blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. Basically, this guy's on his deathbed running around trying to get absolution from the church, and he's being refused. And finally somebody relents. Ah, it's like, Wow! And so poor watcher says, which I, you know, this is this is kind of the credo that I'm gonna stick with. The best argument is the one that accounts for the most pieces of evidence. The argument that Alexander Hamilton was a Christian accounts for none of these. Fax. The argument that he was Jewish or had a Jewish identity explains them all. I'll leave it up to you guys to decide, but I mean all all of the events that follow with this guy. There's an interesting contrast here as well, because many of the founding fathers were deists themselves. So, you know, without getting into the weeds on what deism is. A lot of the founding fathers were tend to be very noncommittal on the UN religion. You had the cases of, like Thomas Jefferson that was trying to remove the divinity from Christ. You had people like George Washington was a free mason, and Benjamin Franklin had a lot of ah, heterodox views as well. Like this was very common for the time period because being out in, you know, the New World being the chance for a frontier to kind of get away. It's where a lot of or where a lot of ah religious dissenters were ended end up being deposited. It allowed people to kind of conceptualize their own ideas, especially in light of the of the Enlightenment which had been going on. But one thing you tend like one thing you tendencies like you don't see this kind of deathbed behavior from those DEA stick founding fathers. The Washington, towards the end of his life, kind of talked about be about the incoming gray haze kind of thing, like he had a very gloomy look upon death, but he didn't meditate on it. Seems we're like, be panic about looking for a communion kind of way. The way you see with Hamilton, it seems like even up to his death. Hamilton appeared in playing all the all the all the angles he could, including religiously trained, trying to play an angle on God there. Well, and if he had been some sect of Christian, he wouldn't have had to hide or obvious. Kate, how how he really believed if he really were some of some Christians act. It's only if you were atheist or practicing Jewish that he would have had to do any of this and and to make these obfuscations that he ended up making well. And it was so much more easy back then and I alluded to this earlier. I mean, we know all these fax today because they've been revealed by the course of history. Nobody at this time. I don't know anybody at this time other than perhaps Hamilton himself or his own mother, possibly when she was dead before a lot of these events took place. Anyway, new all of these facts in the way that we're putting them out there today. I don't know that they've been put out there in the way that we're putting them out there today, ever in any form because we've done the research. We've gone down the rabbit hole on this stuff. And the idea that it was much easier for somebody like Hamilton to conceal his earlier identity was probably easy to conceal his role with Dutch smugglers to his compatriots. I mean, this this whole thing was just one Siris of lies after another. And this this whole guys life essentially, the if you look at it from the perspective of what people knew of him at the time and the stories that he told to other people as he went throughout the course of his life, very few people knew they had the complete picture of this guy. And if they did, this guy probably would have been, I have to believe, totally excluded from he would have been excluded from the constitutional convention in all of these dealings, even just for the fact that he has a questionable background and they actually they they had some knowledge of him being a bastard child, and this was used against him in the political arena will get into that later. But they don't have the whole story. And I have to believe that they would have probably excluded this guy from those discussions or at least been like Okay, guy, thanks. And Alexander, once you go take a seat because he would have been very young compared to a lot of the other statesmen there. Yeah, he would have been any was. And he was attacked by many of the anti federalists, which then became the Democratic Republicans as an outsider or as elitist not in those exact terms, but but in very similar terms. And they spoke often euphemistically, about his his alien nature. And we don't know whether that was for lack of knowledge of the specifics, whether that was just the general sense they got from him or whether they knew more than they were letting on, and more than they were willing to publish. But but rest assured the people at the time the anti federalists and the Democratic Republicans. Jefferson himself had a very you re feeling about Hamilton and observed him correctly as being very out of place. And this is also part of why, among many other reasons why he was never able to make a foray into elected politics, specifically the presidency, which is the office the most sought But like so many of his potential co ethnics, you had a proclivity to be near power but never being the man out in front of the curtain right he was. He was exercise a great deal of latitude over the Washington administration and a great deal of power in that administration while being Treasury of the secretary. Washington was a very popular public face. But the guy actually pulling the levers on the entirely on the economy and with much of foreign policy as well get into was, in fact Hamilton. It wasn't just the Democratic Republicans that he even within his own party, the Federalist John Adams had his number, which is what led till kind of example campaign. Like I actually our presidency. But I actually have some interesting quotes from Adam's on this. That kind of like sums up a lot of the stuff we're talking about. For one, he called Hamilton to Creole bastard after Hamilton Stick kept attacking in publicly but a couple things, he said. Here I lose all patients. When I think of a bastard brat of a Scotch peddler daring to threaten to undecided ive the world in their judgment of Washington by writing a history of his battles and campaigns, this creature was in a delirium of ambition. He had been blown up with vanity by the Tories, had fixed his eyes on the highest station in America, and he aided Everyman younger old who stood in his way or could in any manner eclipse his laurels, arrival, his pretensions. Conjugal fidelity is the fountain of all virtue. Statesmen, philosophers and the Christian religion unite in representing adultery and fornication is the worst of crimes. And Hamilton, for its insult to this essence of a good education, deserved to be branded with everlasting infamy. Hamilton, the the result of infidelity and also a an art and practitioner himself as well come to find out. So that is very good for shadowing for Hamilton's post treasury career and ultimate downfall. So, as we noted earlier, Helton was a recent arrival at the time of the American Revolution. He in 17 72 as a young boy, and there is a lot of speculation cast on this poem, this letter he wrote to his father because of the way in which was written it was much more eloquent than your typical 13 or 14 year old at the time would be writing. There are some doubts as whether he wrote that this letter. But this letter that was written to his father than published in the Royal Danish American Gazette was so impressive to local business and community leaders as we as we mentioned who those people were that they pass the collection plate. They gathered funds and sent Hamilton to the colonies to receive a proper education. The education infrastructure in the Caribbean was, was and still is subpar. Hamilton then went to Kings College in New York. Hey became politically active shortly after arriving in 17 73. He had a strong prejudice for the British viewpoint. Leaned towards monarch is, um, the men he met during his first year in America, Ah wanted to modify the social order of the nascent country of the colonies and create a new aristocracy where they would be on top. For Hamilton embracing radical politics, revolutionary politics was more means to an end and not the cause itself. He had a great disdain, in fact, for common people for working people, and we see that play out through the policies he advocates for and puts in place. It was at King's College, which became Colombia, a deeply Tory area which cemented his milieu. He was in cemented Hamilton's tendencies as a reluctant revolutionary. While he plunged himself into the heart of commerce, he networked with many federalists, including John Jay, who he became connected to during his time at King's College. And he networked with many of the prominent of financiers, money lenders, merchants in the New York area who would become integral to this cab. All this Kadre that later influences Hamilton in the creation and works intimately with them in the creation of central banking. In 17 74 Hamilton did his bit and we alluded to this jazz on the deep dive we did about about popular democracy. This tendency founders had to larb to put on the Roman Legionnaire helmet in their writings and right under these Roman pen names at none more guilty of that than Hamilton, he wrote under a variety of Roman names in 17 74. In response to Samuel Seabreeze loyalists pamphlets, Hamilton responded by anonymously writing a full vindication of the measures of Congress. And another pamphlet titled The Farmer, Refuted and in the Farmer refuted Hamilton argues against Art, Ought, are key and presents international trade, specifically trade with Great Britain as a necessity. And, he foresees, perhaps disingenuous, ingenuous. Lee, in America with a diversified economy, overtake Great. I don't think he was. I don't think was disingenuous about that at at all like this is like a constant thing, like he wanted he that he wanted to see America, as is great manufacturing empire like that and you see, like it's kind of vision for that time, time again, with the way that it's done. It's just like with a very specific group of people who are on top of it all by saying this and generously I didn't mean that he didn't believe that could happen. I certainly think he did. But I think he was writing that in order to convince people who may be skeptical that that this system, this could be possible. This great trade empire could be possible, but only with the sort of financial system and the and the thing is, is, of course, he saw the trajectory of Great Britain. He didn't have to be in Great Britain to know this. He understood from his co ethnics he understood what the play was. He understood that America represented this massive untapped wealth of resource is a possibility to set up an empire of their own. Ah, where they would not be unfettered by a king in England or something. But they wanted to have a similar structure. And they saw that eventually the United States was going to overtake Britain and become a place, a new host, a new place for them, um, to to sort of run their operation and right they were. I mean, especially if you look at it in the context of today and look at what the State of Great Britain is versus the United States. And you saw what happened with Great Britain even 50 100 years after, after this stuff was written in 17 74. So right, so how is this guy? This reason Emigre only been here for a few years is an act is deeply academic. He's not a, um as improving himself in the country yet. How does he go from being this obscure college student to on the fast track to the halls of influence? Well, in 17 75 Hamilton, along with other Kings college students, joined a volunteer militia, and in his spare time, of which she apparently had quite a bit, he began studying military history and tactics. During his time at King's College, he became connected with future Federalist Papers author John Jay, who later used his political influence as an established politician who helped Hamilton establish the New York provincial company of Artillery, of which Hamilton was, of course, elected captain. And then, within five years of coming to the United States, Hamilton was promoted and became then General George Washington's aide de camp, part of George Washington's inner circle. It's just amazing. I mean, in Washington loved Hamilton to I mean, he really he really loved him and he actually until it up till his death. Even with even with all of the scandals Washington stuck, stood by Hamilton with with near slave is to move on. He never had that lived to adulthood basically right? Yeah, And this is something we sort of touched on in American coup d'etat when we talked about ah, Washington and the fact that he never had any Children. It's like, Well, Hamilton was was one of them. Hamilton was someone that Washington saws intelligent, enthusiastic, right, Poor. So I mean, this is turno talks about Ah, but at length in the book and his biography Is that one of the reasons for that strong relationship? It seems that the way that they complimented one another and especially because off in the way that the contrast each other, especially with the way that Washington tend to be a bit more Ah, a bit more conservative in the way he went about things more cautious. You have, like the much more, um, pro active and vociferous Hamilton and seemed like that's something that watched and really responded to that. Basically, not only was Hamilton somebody he could constantly rely upon, but he perceived that Hamilton it kind of filled in his own weaknesses on that. There was thing about Hamilton, is he? And this is one of things that is so little talked about with him. But it's one of the most important things when it comes a great men in history. He had an incredible ability to read people psychologically like he could. He could basically figure out a lot of what you of a lot of who you were and what you are about within the pretty quickly, pretty quickly within meeting. Which is why he was so good at being basically destroying people in his, you know, in his duplicitous ways and how he's always able to get under people's skin and basically get them riled up because he was. He was the kind of guy who would, basically as soon as he met you can figure out what your weaknesses were and how he could exploit them if he needed to do so. And he had that read on. Washington knew how to kind of Newhart basically, to get this guy emotionally constant on the side, cause this is something you see the Founding fathers, the other ones complain about constantly like Why is Washington always backing this guy up. What is it about this guy that washed in the basically makes him over the moon? For this kid? It was a match made in heaven to because not only did did Washington not have a son, Hamilton didn't have a father. I mean, he didn't. His Jewish father was died in in destitution, I should add and and his his his. I guess his genetic father left him when he was five. So this perfect, it's It's like a match made in heaven or or somewhere. And he kept in contact with with his biological father for the rest of his biological father's life. His biological father only died about five years before Hamilton did. They kept correspondence, brotherhood like, But when you read about it, it's very much like you wouldn't think that they were father and son. If you read the letters that it was just very like, Hey, how are you doing kind of correspondents. And just like not very often with one another, it was basically just keep in touch, seeing with you know, what the old man's doing these days, and that's about it. He was not emotionally invested whatsoever. in his relationship with his biological father. He had more emotional investment with with two men in particular with with George Washington as like the surrogate Father. And John Lawrence is basically is about, you know, his best friend in the world when since has made the country for floor. I'll just mentioned offhandedly this his emotional life in his letters turns off after John Laurens die like that was his best friend and they served together in the Revolutionary War. And once that once Washington is gone is out of the picture and once and earlier than that, when John Lawrence was out of the picture, his emotional life, like basically, it's just becomes empty and devoid. And you see this in the late stage part of at Hamilton's life? Yeah, I'm not surprised to hear that s oh, so the aid to camp piece I mean, this is ah, the things that he did hear Pretty, pretty incredible in the middle of a war, basically planning out his future empire and I was thunderstruck. Sometimes when I look at it, yeah, it really is, Well, one of the things. Well, before you talk about that, I mean one of the one of the things just illustrate how duplicitous and, ah, you know, just disingenuous. Hamilton could be, um, he knew that combat service would look better on his resume. So instead of being straightforward in discussing it with Washington, he instead traded on Washington's name to get a field commission. Of course he did this and then he tells Washington after the fact, and Washington was actually rightfully angry. Ah, but he gave Hamilton leave to go fight in the artillery. So despite Washington's indulgence and promotion of Hamilton's career, Hamilton actually spoke disparagingly of Washington in private. So once again, Hamilton is this duplicitous in great. And you know, we don't have any particular love for Washington. As you can probably tell. If you listen to we, the people American could it? But it's a key insight into Hamilton's character, and he has been a duplicitous liar from the start. He's been addicted to power and determined to get it by any means necessary. Now they prepare for more red pills because this kind of stuff, it's just Wow, what one last thing I just saying as we like we like in that relationship, you get that you start to really feel really feel. The sense after a while of Washington is like this sad sack rich man who's trying to win the affections of his son. And it's frustrated with the way that the sun acts and, you know, takes takes liberties with the privileges that is given well, because this son of Hiss was not raised the way that a son of a man like Washington would have been raised. You know, all things aside about Washington, I mean, that child would have been brought up in a totally different way in a totally different education, um, than than Hamilton. So it's It's actually kind of funny End confirming when you see that Washington is frustrated by Hamilton's behaviors a young adult, young men. Because this is this is the behavior of somebody who have been brought up in a totally different foreign alien identity that Hamilton Waas and you know. So during his time within the military, Hamilton was already working on advancing his career and recreating the country in the vision that he foresaw for it. It was shaped by his various wartime experiences and frustrations. Churn out speculates that Hamilton's background and his time in the military shaped his vision of American nationalism, meritocratic and upwardly mobile for immigrants who love the nation and national institutions. For them to serve it like that because that's like you best is a thing that comes up time and time again. When people ah, in our milieu discussed the Founding Fathers, we kind of have the FF cue the founding file. There's questions like, How do we How do we deal this government support of them? They are. They are guys. How do we handle this? And I've seen some people try and use some quotes from Hamilton that are a bit out of context to make the case that he was an American nationalist. Well, when you find out what he is, American nationalism is I don't know. If you want to embrace, I don't If you want to race, this guy is one of your own any more. Yeah, probably not a good idea, because he has a He has a very, uh, let's just say like his type of ah, of American nationalism. He might he might find, ah, that it's not us that he agrees with, but maybe perhaps, ah, Bill Kristol. He ends up agreeing with. But ah, some of Hamilton's views can begun to be seen at in Valley Forge in 17 78. In a letter to Clinton, he's scoffed at. The Congress is favorite. The Continental Congress is favoritism in giving out promotions and its inability to extract capital as it needed. The Continental Congress was economically weak and had to beg the much more powerful states for money. The situation was impacting the supplies for the Revolutionary Army at this time. More importantly, though, the state's reliance is with reliance on mill. The state's reliance on militias and thus the inability to attract soldiers to the Continental Army except through land and bonus promises, eroded their authority to conduct the war as they believe they needed to. Hamilton's disdain toward the state governments started at this time as he saw them draining off the talent that needed to be accumulated into a central authority. Quote from having from Hamilton, however important it is to give form and efficiency to your Interior III, the state constitutions and police, it is intimately, infinitely more important. To have a wise counsel, you should not beggar the councils of the United States to enrich the administration of the several members. Now this was the deep, this whole one that rustled some Jimmy's right here in 17 79. He supported creating black battalions for battle that would be led by his friend John Lawrence, a fellow abolitionist. Hamilton wanted to create a pathway to citizenship for blacks by putting muskets into their hands and having them fight for it. A pining as well that their lifetime of subordination and their desire to cultivate their skills would make them into riel soldiers much more quickly than whites. Things like that. So I mentioned Bill Kristol a letter in a letter to John J. In 17 79 Hamilton laid out his position on slavery in The Negro question. I have not the least doubt that the need Rose will make very excellent soldiers with proper management, and I will venture to pronounce that they cannot be put in better hands than those of Mr Lawrence. The contempt we have been taught to entertain for the blacks makes us fancy many things that are found in neither in reason nor experience and unwillingness to part with property of so valuable, a kind will furnish 1000 arguments to show the impractical in practice impact ability or pronation or pernicious tendency of a scheme which requires such a sacrifice. But it should be considered that if we do not make use of them in this way, the enemy probably will, and that the best way to contact the temptations they will hold out will be toe offer them ourselves in a central part of the plan is to give them their freedom with their muskets. This will secure their fidelity, animate their courage and, I believe will have a good influence upon those who remain by opening a door to their emancipation. If you need me to break that down, Hamilton saying, If we don't, if we don't employ the blacks, the soldiers, the British will and they're gonna be really good soldiers, so we don't want the burners should be doing this. And also, if if we promise them freedom for military service, it's going to inspire the rest of them to fund toe fight for their emancipation in, you know, in the legal way, because he's he's making, he's making a citizenship through military service argument, basically in here well and also, emancipation was decided distinctly Jewish political bludgeon that was being wielded at this time. I mean, this is something in the late 17 hundreds. This is beginning when you have the American Revolution, then the French Revolution, both of which were financed by Jews, were going to get into that in a little bit. But this emancipation used as a tool to take people and beat the people in power over the head with this is what this is something that was done. And he was 100 years before his time with this with this kind of talk. And the funny thing is is that he didn't succeed in getting this done. But neither did the British like this claim this person, this bold prediction that the British is gonna you use them a swell. And we have to, you know, outflank them in this regard. It never happened. It never came to fruition. It never did. So it's like, OK, guy, like what would have happened if you had done this? The only time this is that that this strategy has ever been effectively used was during World War One when chart when the French Journal General Charles Mangin basically used Senegalese soldiers against the against the Germans, and all they did was basically like they over. They just overwhelmed them as cannon fire. That's all that they just threw them, man after man after man. And because these Senegalese were well known for being absolute savages on the battle, basically taking fingers, ears, noses as trophies is. Basically, this was just psychological warfare via cannon fodder. That's the only time that this is the strategy has ever been effectively deployed. And I might have a little bit of respect for Hamilton if that was the case that he was making. But not at all. He's actually making an ineffective in very in typical, stereotypical Josh format. He makes the case that that these Negroes would be better than whites at becoming fighters if they were allowed to be that way. That's like the channelling of the Bill Kristol that you have. It's like it's he just and this is in 17 79 right? Like this is, this is at the time of in a place where this would have been totally, you know, no wonder people were calling this guy an alien, but this is the This is the case that he was making it. Where? Where would this come from? Where was he getting these influences? Where was he getting these ideas? Certainly these things were not popular. This is This is just very Neech. Vory novelty sort of take he has in this letter. The insidious paternalism of it as well as like, is what thunder struck me more than anything is that his argument is because these people were raised in to be subordinate. That's going to make them better soldiers than whites who are just like they're just They're too much of a hassle to deal with their to their two rebellious. Yet the mold them into shape of these blacks know these these guys, the's going to the perfect soldiers. That will be perfect for this grand empire we're creating. Wow. Yeah, totally, totally insane. Eso you want to talk about the low point of the revolution? Yeah, and adding to his alien nature here One thing when they try Teoh, uh, paint Hamilton as basically like he And this comes actually up a swell in the in the Hamilton play where they constitute about how great immigrants are like Miranda ads in all these asides about, you know, we're immigrants, we get the job done. Look, you know, again like that, you know, they're better Americans than us. So Hamilton shared that view by the low point of the revolution. After a number of defeats, Hamilton's ambition and tendency to metal got him marked as a suspicious outsider due to his background by those who began to notice him. His letters at the time reveal a frustrated and gloomy man who was unhappy. His black battalion scheme was not accepted, and he began to show a hatred for America that made him that he believed that made America fit for a gilded chain, he wrote in his own words. There is no virtue in America, and I didn't include the whole quote. But that word that passages from its he he begins to despair about America's chances that basically become what he believes it can it can become, and he lays it at the feet of that. America has no virtue in this. This is tied to the slavery question because they won't utilize slaves about giving them a road. If you're fighting for the idea for these highfalutin night deals that some of the revolutionaries were claiming to be fighting for. Then the slavery question immediately comes into place like Okay, you say all men are created equal than what's with the slavery thing. Now we we know that that was just a strike against the King. But that was not a claim of equality that was basically refusing to recognize the divine right of kings. That's what all men are created equal was in reference to. But Hamilton was already starting to spend these narratives of basically, like America's not a virtuous country. Was it even fighting for? Why, basic? And basically, if you're not on board of my ideals than your just fit for a golden chain, that's all you're chasing your just money chasers. He's, he's got He's got that view of these people. If you don't follow my specific interpretation off, how I believe your country to be well, you deserve everything that happens to you, and this is a guy again in this you can't put you can't highlight and underline this enough. This is a guy who had only been in the country for eight years. He had only been in the country for eight years. He had only been there for seven years when he made this this, this demand for the black battalions. And then when he comes to the conclusion that there is no virtue in America, he's only been in the country for eight years. He's he's barely an adult male, and he's making. He's got tons of power thanks to George Washington, and he's being put in all these positions of authority in the ability to effect and shape the countries we're going to get into here in this deep dive. So this this guy is totally alien. I mean, the people that call him an alien or not wrong and it's it's like This is the greatest case for for eliminating legal immigration, for for to our country on this on this basis, because you don't like this guy was not what he has nothing to do with the country. And he came there to turn it, to turn it into different directions. And this an idea of there is no virtue in America. It's like he's like, I mean his. The funny thing is, is that Hamilton were alive today and saw the country and the way that it's turned out, especially with the Civil War and Marbury versus Madison before that and all the things that have turned out to be this way. And he saw the play about him. He probably be the guy standing up before the thing even ended. Giving it a standing ovation like this is he would have been so proud. I'm sure of the way that things have turned out. Um, and this is as we're gonna find out as this unfolds, the things that he advocated for in public versus what he advocated for in private. Um, the things that he advocated for in private came true. And the things they advocated for in public were things that literally everybody else involved in these deliberations on the Constitution and the founding, the country believed should never be allowed toe happen because of the risk that they posed for the direction of the country and they were right in Hamilton was wrong. But of course, Hamilton was the guy who wanted these things to come to fruition. Um, you know, he he is just this sort of guy. So it's the 7000 word letter that I wrote I think this guy spent more time like writing that he did fighting a war from from what I'm been reading. But he 17 80. American defeat at Charleston led him to write a 7000 word letter where he once again laid the problems of the war at the feet of the system they were fighting for ever got to write who he was writing it, too. But, um, he blade he might have been John J. R. Morris and I can't quite remember. He blamed the sovereignty off those states at week. He blamed the sovereignty of the states for weakening what should be a more powerful union and one Congress to have supreme power in war, peace, trade, finance and foreign affairs. With a single leader in charge of each of these departments as executives, seeing it as the best aspects of monarchy blended into the republic, Hamilton would already begin advocating for a constitutional convention before the war was even close to being one when they were at the one of the lowest points in their war. He's already talking about how we need to convene a constant constitutional convention and get this sorted out well Hamilton was an expert at playing the long game and he was he sense an opportunity here that these several setbacks that the revolution was experiencing, that he could use those in order to make the case. See this. This ah weakness we're experiencing is the result of the articles of confederation. And we need to sign. We need Teoh. I don't even read it. Just we need to sign it to find out what's in the Constitution, right to establish this this Ah massive national bureaucracy, assuming all of the state debts and state militaries into this national system. And so he was. He was very good at playing the long game and which jazz I totally agree with what you were saying. That he would be very proud of how things are today because although he didn't win at everything in his time and in fact he experienced pushback from within his own party from federalists that thought many of his proposals were too far. He even was very strategic. And we'll talk about this shortly at laying foundations that could then be expanded on by people of his similar ideological bent. Anytime you see in in a recent immigrant who lectures you about meritocracy. Remember, that's a little Alexander Hamilton inside of inside of that person lecturing you because Hamilton's interpretation in pursuit of meritocracy was the result of him feeling a stranger. An outsider in America. Hamilton had been nominated for an envoy post to front to France, but was passed over not the first time. Writing on this, he stated, I am a stranger in this country. I have no property here, no connections. If I have talent and integrity, they are justly deemed very spurious titles in these enlightened. That's what the guy actually believes. And this is what these are our values. This is who we are, right? Like when Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney say things like this, because it is the right of the stranger, the outsider, the alien person to come in and to ruin everything. I mean, they call this theme here so often referred to the To this all, it's the American experiment. It's like the experiment, like I don't I don't know that you can say that it was a success. All of the things that we know of in those early days that people that that most of the people, not Hamilton. Most of the members, the Constitutional Convention, said We better not do this. We better not do that. We should avoid things like this because it will eventually become what we don't want. Like all of that, like this experiment. If the goal was to set up this Constitution in the way that they originally intended, it is totally failed. I mean, the you know, you still hear about, you know, originalists right when somebody's put on the Supreme Court and whatever. But even those guys aren't interpreting the Constitution the way it was originally intended to be interpreted. People have been fighting for the cause of Hamilton, um, in many ways ever since ever since he died. They This is one of the reasons why we have the Civil War. It's one of the reasons why we have trannies in bathrooms is one of the reasons why we have gave marriage. All of these things that Hamilton said in two into course have have happened. Aziz. Time has unfolded so and especially the finance debt financed economy. So that further do we're gonna take a quick break here and come and do the second half of the first part of the Hamilton deep dive will be right back on ftn you're listening to focus on the TRS radio. Welcome back to our FTN Focus Deep dive into Alexander Hamilton. This is the second half of the first part. Just a quick reminder. The second part is gonna come out next week on the midweek show. So you're getting a two part serious here. We try to do it all in one podcast. But there's so much material here that we had to split it up into two separate shows and I think it's gonna be better that way. And we also get to Cliff hang you for a week. So enjoy that cliffhanger. While you wait for more content. It's like it's like a classic radio radio Siri's from the fifties, where you have to tune in next week to hear what happens to the cowboy or to the dog or whatever the adventures it's like last year. But with Alexander Hamilton, if we get the mighty white soap company toe, you know, advertise on this. That's a real soap opera. Real soap radio drama we got going on. Yeah, it is. Yeah, it really is, but it's it's well worth it. I think, um, and you know, I know people love for our podcasts, and we could have released it all at once. But, I mean, this is this is this is quite a quite an effort that we've undertaken. This has been Ah, we've been working on this for, like a month. Ah, and so it's It's been very well worth it. Very eye opening, just the process. One of the reasons I love doing these deep dives is because some of the things you had a hunch on some of things you were, you know, sort of Jason Lee aware of. And then you go through it and it's like, Wow, all of the stuff just puts together and, you know, then you feel like you gotta share it with people and it's Ah, it's definitely it's 70. Enjoyable to do this stuff and get it out there. I don't know about you guys, but I really enjoy. This is my favorite part of it gives me a deeper appreciation of what I'm fighting for you go ahead. It's I was going to say just quickly in this hour, we'll be talking about Hamilton not being alone and the multitudes of other vectors of Jewish influence on America's founding. Or, as you could perhaps describe it, a hostile merger acquisition. However, this is not to say not to disparage all of America and all Americans entirely, or the dismissed the entire founding and revolution as as, ah, not failed, but as inherently bad is an inherently bad thing to say that all of the founding Fathers, all of the Americans at the time, were all part of this operation. They were all subversive. There's there, there are gray areas, and there's new once on all sides of this. Of course, it is equally wrong to say that all of these American founding fathers were based patriotic heroes that just wanted to create. This is amazing, freedom loving country. You have to be able to see the nuance and see the complexities and the and the nuance I effort I wanted to add to like, because I was thinking about this during the break of the Boston Tea Party. Think it's exactly going to those things that there were multiple factors that went into that, and that doesn't detract from the fact that even despite what the reasoning was for a man, the people who did who specifically did the Boston Tea Party for many Americans who fought in the revolution, it was enough for them that that was an example of the British telling the colonies what to do and not giving them. You know, the representation and the right to basically determine what they would be doing for themselves, like they there, regardless of what? The reason for the Boston Tea Party was a lot of this stuff, even if the for the people who thought that they were not involved in the reasoning for, like it cut to what they believed as patriots themselves. And that's the thing that we weren't into constantly. When we're plumbing, the history on the stuff is there's a disconnect between what some of the these people were doing and what the people who were fighting for them believe, and that's the that should be. Our goal constantly is toe. Make sure that that's clear, and that where honoring the memories of those who did fight and bleed for what they believed in right, and not in the lesson that we want you to come away with from this and front not only from this program but from the accompanying programs, from American Coup data from the FTN Focus that was put out recently. Sellout Nation, which which analyzes this from the perspective of public opinion throughout American history, especially with a focus on the sixties and upward and on the progressive era, is the process of subversion and how this country's processes on and how the founding of this country was used to create this beast that we were dealing with that were wrangling with today. And it is not to disparage the people or many of their motivations who were quite good, who could not have foreseen and didn't foresee the insidious nature of the enemy that was looking to subvert their project. Yeah, and it's since there's a distinct difference between America first and Americans first, right? And this is something we talked about in American coup d'etat, where we talked about how the articles of confederation were illegally cast aside and the Constitution was put up in their place, and the vote of your your regular American rustic Yemen was totally cast aside. In many cases, the fraud was committed. We covered this in detail and in time and time again throughout American history, the voice of the common man, the Americans is not heard, and the what their beliefs and what their desires and what their demands are are often distorted. We're told that they or their there used to justify some act that if it were open to the public to decide what, what what we should do, they would never choose the path that ultimately is chosen by those who have ruled over us. And that is true within the country's founding in many ways. And it's been true throughout our entire history, culminating in what we have today, which is just an utter disaster. And, ah, you know, people, your average American has feels like they have no say so in what happens to them in most people that I mean, you're lucky if you can find somebody who cares enough to say that they have a say. So most people are just tuned out in totally oblivious, which is also by design. So it's important here to understand this because I've had different perspectives on America's founding throughout my throughout my life and throughout my sort of political history. And it has, you know, wavered from the sort of the things that you are taught in school to understand the basic blue pill knowledge to sort of, you know, looking at it as these were all 100% white nationalists who had, who had our our way of life in our viewpoint, it close to their soul. And they put this in place and then question mark question mark something, something. Somehow it was subverted along the way. It's like, No, there has always been the's forces at work in our country, and the forces that that were there in shaping our founding in our revolution have been in humanity for thousands of years. They have been they have affected the trajectory of European governments long before they affected the trajectory of our own founding in our own country. And so there were people on both sides and there was a kosher sandwich to make no mistake. There definitely was that as well. But there were also people who did have our interests at heart. There were people there was thinking when the Naturalization Act was written about free white men of good moral character that there was positive. There was thinking from our point of view in that regard. But the I think people have to divorce themselves from this absolutist sort of thinking where they learn a new piece of knowledge, and then that knowledge colors 100% of, ah, everything that they think about a particular thing. Everything has nuance, but this is a new way of understanding it. This is divorcing people from the idea that there is something to go back to their ideas to go back to. But the idea that there was ever this time in place where 100% of everything was perfect, it's just insane. And in the more you study history and the more you understand human nature and how things go, you find that that's never true. You're always striving towards something or you're moving away from something and that that is ultimately the truth, that James, I think you're going to say something. Oh, no, that's that's Ah, very good way of putting It is You can't look at any time whether it's the fifties or the 17 nineties, for that matter, this time frozen in history, where everything was idyllic and perfect. Things are certainly better in many regards than they were. But these four there has always been this tug of war between those that have a very clear vision of what they want society to be and what, how, who they want ruling over. That's that society they're creating for the for the masses, for the rabble, for the goalie, Um, for the Yemen's Tiu to dwell in it has been a struggle between them and, as we see with the founding of this country, between people who may have believed certain things about how society should be ordered about, about how suffrage should work about, um, the way how the government should serve the people but didn't think something's needed to be said right? There were certain ideas of these people had that they didn't write down because they thought, Well, why would I need to do this? Everybody else agrees with me, and in a way, that's what the 17 90 Naturalization Act was was a codification of of what would have been like, Yeah, obviously, this is who we're going to let into this country. Obviously, this is going to be immigration policy but they wrote it down, and that was the feeling of many at the time, but not everyone. And so, yes, and I think we're going to explore many of the people who had a very dissenting view. We're going to do that. You have two things I want to say to. Is that what I like to call this sort of looking at past periods in history as this sort of ah, age of perfection and then the Copas. Well, not everything was perfect, but a lot of things were. It's like, No, this is this. This is part of the conditioning that you have to break. This is that Hollywood conditioning, where you look at things in the past, and it is like a movie set where everything has been arranged a certain way to make you think about in a certain way. It's never that way. Life is not that way. Your life today in our lives are shared. Lives are shared destinies. In this sort of political soup that we live in now, it's not perfect, and it's not like these things. They're not arranged in this way. And about the Yuman, about the Americans, about the rustic, you know, pioneers of this country and the people who fought for and died for a belief that they that they had. That was ultimately different in many ways of what the's founders had in some of the founders and some of the elites had. But they you have to understand that they were always trying trying to solve the Yuman question like they're still trying to solve the Yemen question today. The Bill of Rights was only put into the Constitution as a way of appeasing the Yuman. Um, and ultimately those those those rights have been overridden in distorted and contorted in so many different ways by the Supreme Court. More on that later. But yeah, this is You have to understand that it's it's really the US versus them mentality that is always loath. It's like, but that's what it is, though, like the people in power are are us. And they were that were them and you know, you get what I'm trying to say, but they think of you in those terms just just to be clear, and they thought of us in those terms back then as well. And there were some founding fathers who were of that background of that rustic Yemen background. And as time went on, that became or true about some of the people who held office early in the days of this country. Ah, but unfortunately, those sorts of men were few and far between. We didn't have enough of them. In reality, it should have been all of them that were in those positions. And unfortunately, it was tilted a little bit heavy on the Alexander Hamilton side of the spectrum. Thank God he was never president. Um, Edinburgh did nothing wrong. S Oh, yes. So while Hamilton may have been the founding father most heavily influenced by Jews, if not a Jew himself, he was not the single instance of this sort of influence during his this period in American history. At this time, there were roughly 1300 to 1500 Jews in America out of 3.9 million per the census of 17. 90. The very first census conducted 300 to 350 of them lived in New York City, and the remainder lived in port cities such as Newport, Philadelphia and Charleston, then called Charles Town, South Carolina. and Savannah, Georgia. Seldom did any settle outside of these areas, but we do have a few lines from a one. Rebecca Samuel of Petersburg, Virginia, who wrote her parents in Hamburg, Germany, in 17 91. This is quite telling. I know quite well you do not want me to bring up my Children like gentiles. But here they cannot become anything else. Jewishness has pushed aside here. We do not know what Sabbath and holidays are on Sabbath. Their shops are all open. Ours air closed. So this is what it was in intra limits, right? Yeah. They fought tooth and claw to change that, didn't they? But opening in the U. S of the time and throughout Europe at the time, shops will be closed on Sundays, but open on their Sabbath. And boy, did that did not come to an end. Well, yeah, it really disrupted their their profitability, right? I mean it, really. It really screws things up quite a bit, but it's it's very telling about this. This woman living in Petersburg, Virginia. Uh, the fact that she can't bring up her Children in a traditional Jewish way because they can't become anything else. This was our country at one point, like this was the consternation of of an alien living in our country who decided to go and settle in this area from Germany and tried to impose what she thought their lifestyle should be in is upset because that's not the case. Well, don't come here. I mean, that's kind of lesson, but they kept coming. Jews at this time. We're also not allowed to hold public office, though many still found their way into the works. Anyway, Francis Salvador was the first Jew to ever hold elective office in the colonies. Ended up being scalped by the Cherokees. Not one tear was shed. Do you know? Do you know he was close with, by the way? Because he's, you know, he was from South Carolina. So he was close with Henry Lawrence, the father of John Lawrence. Wow. Alexander Hamilton's best friend. Yeah, that's crazy. The connections yet the connections don't stop there. You ready for this? Benjamin Notice was a French Jew who migrated to America in 17. 72 amazingly, the same years Alexander Hamilton and eventually became a major on General Washington staff. This is significant due to the fact that Hamilton would have been Washington's aide de camp at the time. As we mentioned after the war, Notice became heavily involved in the anti slavery movement while serving as Philadelphia's Congregation Mikva Israel. Hamilton was also heavily involved with ending the international slave trade. It's so funny how they turned all this down because they were creating this finance economy. We're going to talk a lot about that later. The reason for the emancipation not only was to erode and disrupt what would have been white civilization at that point the maybe even the high water mark of white civilization, um, at that point and they did this because there's they've set up this debt financed economy right? You need. You need a lot of consumers in that economy. You don't want slaves in that economy, and they used the abolitionist argument to try to get rid of that. But what they're really doing is trying to bring more consumers to the table. Then you had. David Franks was one of the highest ranking Jews in the Revolutionary War who became Brigadier General Benedict Arnold's aid to Camp Benedict. Arnold, of course, became known for his treason against the United States by conspiring with the British to surrender West Point, the entire fort, which was afford at the time that a school to them. Arnold pleaded with Washington, claiming Franks had no knowledge of the treason or espionage and to spare him. Frank's ended up not only being exonerated, but was promoted to lieutenant colonel in 17 81. He was sent by financier and founding father Robert Morris. Talk a lot about him later to Europe with messages for Jon Jay and Benjamin Franklin, who were there trying to negotiate loans from the French and Dutch to help finance the American Revolution. And Frank's was given 400 acres of land for his service to the country, which probably involved conspiring with Benedict Arnold to do treason against the United States. At some point, um, hime Salomon also immigrated to the United States in 17 72. So this is Benjamin Notice. Alexander Hamilton, Anaheim Solomon, the guy that funded the American Revolution all came to the U. S. In 17 72. Like, I don't even know what to say about this anymore. It's like a minute drying too much of a conclusion here with this Well, because I was just looking access looking, some stuffing, known as like for known as E. I guess he was 15 when he came over here. So that one might be a little bit more questions about how I'm Salomon. I mean, come on. Hey, would've been the same ages. Hamilton done right. He would have been a little bit about the same age as Hamilton. Uh, same age, same year in aged 50 from Bordeaux, friend and H 15 n h 15 at this time would have been a time where they wanted someone like that in the country. Because the whole purpose of Hamilton coming to the U. S. Is to be educated, right? I think. OK, but in his first job was an apprenticeship in the smuggling business. And so Benjamin known us. It's well, it's like he serves no purpose being in France. There's a revolution about to start in America. Guys like you got to get in there. You got to start. You know, it's like this is what I was talking about earlier, where it's like these these countries where they had had so many problems being kicked out of and fleeing to and kicked out of again and fleeing to America represented a chance at a permanent forever home, right? Like the in an opportunity to set in place laws in the constructs in the financial system to make it so that this would never happen again. And this is why you had this massive influx of these people into the country and over overrepresentation in our affairs in this way. I mean, you can't you can point to more of them than you can appoint appoint to the Yuman who get involved in this sort of thing. It's it's either elite Anglos or the guys like this. And I'm not disparaging Anglos in the sense. But what you said earlier boys Borzoi is definitely true. I mean, there they had adopted and you see in their writings this position of we can ever It's not just the Jews who say we don't ever want this to happen to us again. We've been so many horrible things have happened to us. We've been kicked out of so many different places. You see many of these founding fathers writing about the fact that we need to have specifically Alexander Hamilton. We need tohave religious liberty and religious freedom so that these people have a place to go and stay here forever, and God has decided it for them. And of course, they have stood up just an amazing amount of they've just created this amazing system. Ah, that we're all enjoying today. Hime Salomon immigrated to the United States in 17 72 and enter the brokerage business during the American Revolution. Salomon began trading in the sale of continental bills of exchange for hard Dutch and French currencies. Historians pretend as though Salomon was just doing everyone a favor by charging low interest rates, but it was so that he could be appointed as Theophile Shal broker to the Office of Finance in the United States. Washington continuously turned to Solomon for loans during the American Revolution. Washington The man, not the city, totaling roughly $638,000 which is $17.8 million in today's money. During the revolution, the French government also provided the Americans with loans eventually totalling over two million in 17 $90 most of which were negotiated by Ben Franklin. John Adams also secured a loan from Dutch bankers in 17 82. So you have Salomon basically providing, like, what is this? 1\/3? More than 1\/3 roughly of of the loans for the revolution. It's the guys at the center of it all. Solomon was arrested twice, a spy by the British and sentenced to death, but ultimately escaped in just desserts. He died at age 45 deeply in debt and many of the people who have written about him. I guess there's only one statue of hime Solomon. Um, and that's probably by design. But some Jews argue that it's not enough and that he should be more well recognized. And he just doesn't get the credit credit that he deserves. Um, then you have Benjamin Manuel, Manual Noah. I'm not sure how you would pronounce that. Was it it manual? Give me some autism borzoi manual. Uh, depends on what language? Its bean could be. Mad. Well, or and, um, yeah. Not exactly sure. Not really server. This guy. Well, he said, it's probably Spanish. Sephardic Man will probably, um so he was the son of a sip Arctic mother and Ashkenazic father. Born in 17 85 he pursued a career in journalism and became a prominent, an aggressive figure in early American government. The aggressive figure is not my words. That is the words of other Jews who have written about Benjamin Manual. No excerpt from a letter from John Adams to Noah. Just an example of John Adams. It's kind of funny. I wish your nation of Jews may be admitted to all privileges of citizens in every country of the world. This country has done so much. I wish it may doom or an Anil every narrow idea in religion, government and commerce. Let the wits joke. The philosopher sneer. What then? Says Adams of the Juice, despite the felicitous tone of Adams to know a follow up letter was sent to know in which Adams made it clear that he hoped the Jews would soon wear away some of the ISS parities and peculiarities of their character and possibly in time, become liberal Unitarian Christians. So and then Adams, reportedly in private, referred often to know as quote the Jew in a disparaging tone. So, uh, Adams, you know, he was trying to play this game ultimately cost him. The election will get into that later, but he's trying to play this game, and I'm you know, it's Adams is kind of an odd character. It's like, What does he think? What do these people really believe? We get sort of a glimpse of it, But even back then you sort of see the financial teeth that had been sunk into these people, where Adam's must have felt. I'm not making excuses for him where given all the loans and all the money that was owed and all the debt, which we're gonna talk about as well. He felt like he had toe convey this kind of stuff in a letter to a man who was much younger than him in falling all over himself to praise, praise this guy and so much so that he had to send a follow up letter sort of correcting himself. And then he calls him a Jew behind his back, like the Jew. So it's kind of funny how these guys had to interact with them, and it's It's unfortunate, too, because they were in a far better position to dispense with all of this at that time. But you know this enlightenment thinking that informed them, Um, it's almost Aziz, though you know, you could speculate on how much of the previous 109 times they were aware of. And by then back then it may have been a much smaller number, slightly smaller number. But these guys probably were not aware. I mean, this is Lightman, by definition, was coming out of the Dark Ages. We only have this information available to us now because, you know, by virtue of the fact that we, you know, we have we've seen all this and had unearthed documents that were not aware to the to these guys. And so it's sort of you sort of wonder. It's like, Why? Why take this tack? We can only really speculate without having more hard evidence, but it's ah, it's really frustrating to see this kind of thing, even back then. Um, just so people understand it. I did not realize this, but ah ah, Bordeaux was a very important ah city for Jews during this time here in the 18th century they were using. It was, ah, quite networked between in the international trade. So big. Yeah, well, so this is This is one of the reasons, and this is setting the stage for something that James is gonna be talking about later is the alien sedition acts of 17 98. And this was one of the biggest hurdles that Jews had to overcome. In early America, you had 17. 95 was thief Third, partition of Poland. Ah, that had taken place in the country was divided among Russia, Prussia and Austria, and many Jews were fleeing to the United States this time due to that. And so the first of the four part legislation was the Naturalization Act, which was intended to limit French immigration because of the X y Z affair. But it also made it more difficult for Jews to bring relatives to the U. S. From Russia and elsewhere in Europe. What disturbed these early American Jews was the most it was most was the inclusion of the language quote other foreigners, which they construed as a euphemism for Jews. And it probably waas. When Benjamin, known as an other Jews, became aware that Adams, along with other Federalist Party members who advocated for strong federal government backed the Naturalization Act, they shifted their support from him to the anti federalist Republicans led by Jefferson, the Jewish vote. Plus, Hamilton's fixing of the 1800 election was key to sweeping Jefferson into the presidency. But even though Adams lost the presidency because of the Jewish vote, which we're gonna talk about later, he would bend over backwards to express his admiration of the Jewish people. Once writing, Dear Sir, how is it possible this old fellow Voltaire should represent the Jews in such a contemptible light? They're the most glorious station that have ever inhabited this earth, the Romans in their empire, but were a bobble in comparison to the Jews. They have given religion and 3\/4 of the globe and have influenced the affairs of mankind mawr and happily than any other nation, ancient or modern. Yours to the last. John Cook. Hold Adams. My God, could you come up like I don't even think this guy takes the prize, even like today, Like I can't even think of anybody in Congress today. Any Republican, any cup, whatever. Who write something in this way, like maybe other than Trump and Trump doesn't such like a basic retard format, it's like it's what do you mentioned that? That's That's the impression I was getting from from Adams's earlier quote about wishing his nation all the privileges in the world but then behind his back, referring to him as as the Jew, I get a very trump like feeling from that in the sort of like like proto 18th century bloviating Zionism I've got. I've got some of breaking research for you guys related to this topic. You might need to go get a Lunar port probe ready cause I bought to send your Jimmies into space. So this is from the This is from a 1923 issue of the American Hebrew volume 1 13 from 1923. The war was long since over. Benjamin, known known, is now a partner of Hime Solomon. The broker was sitting in in the dingy office on Front Street, Philadelphia, meditating on the great events of the past. On the desk before him were letters from Lafayette and other old comrades congratulating him on the marriage of his daughter Miriam. To Joseph, the grandson of the highly respected and well beloved Jewish merchant whose aid to the revolution have been great, had been as great as that of any patriot. When the young people themselves entered happy in the life long pledges they had made with each other the day before. Calling them over to him, I'm placing fatherly hands on their shoulders. Benjamin, known as again related the story of the covenant of his friend the Marquis Lafayette, and that little band of heroes who came from overseas to help establish a nation built upon covenants between men of all races and creeds. To be loyal to each other at all times, he said, with a vision perhaps of the 13 week colonies welded into one great republic, a republic that at some future time would bring covenant with all nations to bring about the brotherhood of Man, the Republic of the world's. Now you know, not only did notice serve, I'm Washington staff like he was connected up with time. Solomon and Marquis left the Marquis de Lafayette. Of course, I mean, and they all came to the country at the same time. I mean, I don't know about Lafayette, but no Nice and Solomon an Milton. They all came to the country at the same time known aces on Washington staff. I mean, you know, I don't hear anybody talking about this. Nobody ever makes thes connections. And I'm not saying that toe like toot our own horn, although I think we should a little bit from time to time. I'm pointing this out. The fact that nobody has connected these dots in this way, it's because they should have been connected. They should have been connected 100 times, and not even from the perspective of like looking at their Jewishness. It's just connecting the dots of like, what are the relationships between these people, right? You like they do this all the time in contemporary politics. I mean, you have the the digitization of everything, so you can look at this graph and see how things air interconnected. And but you could do that about things that have happened in the past, and they don't and there's a reason that they don't. And one of the biggest reasons that they don't is because this whole notion of of all of this being purely this uprising of the American spirit for freedom and liberty and justice for all it's like, no, it's freedom and liberty and justice for them. And ultimately that's how it's born out, because do you like listener of this program. Do you feel free today? Do you feel like you have liberty today? Do you feel like there's justice for you today? Absolutely not. Who is their freedom? Liberty and justice for today, right? The elite And people like Benjamin. No hime Solomon. David Franks, Benjamin, known as Francis Salvador. Oh, God. In probably Alexander Hamilton. Alexander him. Hamilton has a play written about him, so Yeah, that's Ah, just unbelievable. I guess Miranda left forgot to include all these colorful people in his in his little hip hop. I guess he did. Just by just by accident, I'm sure. So at one other Adams quote, he says, In spite of balling broken Voltaire, I will insist that the Jews have done more to civilize men than any other nation. Okay, guy, I want to take a break there. John, Um, just so ridiculous. But but ah, yes. So then then the other thing, I mean, I skipped ahead on this, which was Thea, which was the Coolidge speech. Um, I'll just sort of go more into detail here cause I didn't do all the quotes, but ah, he named the Jewish heroes of 17. 76 who sacrificed their fortunes or took up arms and the struggle for independence, The president said it was easy to understand quote, why a people with the background of the Jews should thus overwhelmingly and unhesitatingly have allied themselves with the cause of freedom from the earliest colonial times. America has been a new land of promise to this long persecuted race, which is exactly what I was just saying. Of all of the things this country has done for the Jew, he considered that the greatest had been to receive them and treat them precisely as it had all other who have come before it. The Jewish people have always been everywhere, been particularly devoted to the idea of taking care of their own. Well, college is not wrong there. If our experiment and free institutions has proved anything, he said, it is The greatest privilege that could be conferred upon the people in the mass is to free them from the demoralising influence of privilege enjoyed by the few. Let me read that again. This is 1925 by Calvin Coolidge. If our experiment in free institutions has proved anything, it is that the greatest privilege that could be conferred upon the people in the Mass is to free them from the demoralising influence of privilege enjoyed by the few. And then he goes on as I read the quote before toe list off all the guys, all the Jewish merchants in Boston who signed off on the non importation resolution with the Boston Tea. I'm It's like I don't know, like it's Calvin Coolidge like this. Unaware. Is this just more of the same sort of John A. Like you can see this. It's like, Ah, 150 years later, John Adams from John Adams. Coolidge is doing the same thing, and he's even projecting onto this this idea that you know the greatest mass and, you know, we have to divorce them from this Ah, being ruled over by the few. It's like a guy. Not only your you thanking the people who were the few the elite few rolling over the many from back then. You're you're trying to say this in 1925 like the economy is about to crash so hard in 1929 because of the same phenomenon. And then what happens in the future? Where what do we have today. It's like at no point is anything Calvin Coolidge is saying in this speech. True it all. And he's trying to make this case that it's been this way since the beginning. And it's just absolutely insane, especially when you look at it from a different perspective, as we have today. And ah, everything starts to make a lot more sense. It doesn't make sense at all. When you try to look at it through the words of what people like Calvin Coolidge and John Adams said, nothing makes sense at all. So it also it also doesn't make sense. When you look at this through an absolutist perspective as this being universally a good thing or universally a bad thing for these people universally having your interests at heart or universally being being subversives and bad actors, you cannot take a Universalist look at this at all. And I think that's what we're what we're speaking dio in this series of programs. Yes, we are. The case of Coolidge is actually quite interesting because, uh, because we've talked about that and he's the one who signed the Immigration Act, you know, it was it was likely because he had no choice when dealing with a populist that was still well, you know, that was willing to fight and had the means to do so. Because prior to prior to, like all that, Coolidge was known as being a friend off the Jews. They had worked on his campaign. I found this. Ah, it's interesting quote from Ah, the ah, someone who worked on his gubernatorial campaign in 1919. The Jews have in President Coolidge, one of the greatest friends that ever sat in the White House. His letter of protest against the massacres of Jews in Eastern Europe, sent to our committee in Boston in 1919 proves his love for our race. Jewish citizens of Boston, more than any other group, rallied him at the time of the Boston police strike. Democrats as well as Republicans joined together, and under the leadership of Judge David David, a lorry worked for him. So he was. While the while there was a Bolshevik revolution and civil war going on that was eviscerating the former Russian empire and up rooting all the you know, all the ethnic Russians over there. Coolidge is talking about the plight of Jews in Eastern Europe next 19. While that they were also conducting the revolution against Germany at the same time, Not not a word about anything that was happening to other Europeans. Nothing. Just silence on this stuff. And, yeah, I agree. I think it was what, 1924 the year before, when you gave a speech when he signed the immigration law? So it's like he's having to atone for that in some way by laying a cornerstone of a Jewish community center and thanking everyone for the founding of the country. It's like, you know, it's It's their instances throughout American history where there have been popular uprisings. Um, and when one of them, ah, they had no choice but to do this was was the immigration act that was put into place for 40 years at that point and then ultimately was undid by, ah, heart seller In the rest is history, but that he you're right board so he had no choice. And at that point, that's that's what he had to do to capitulate to it. They thought they had put that animus to bed in the Civil War and they were wrong, and ah, they continually make the mistake of underestimating white Europeans throughout history. And they continue to try to put us under their yoke time and time again. And they've been doing it habitually over and over. Look at Coolidge. I don't know. It's it's hard to say. There's probably a lot more that we know about Coolidge. Then we do about perhaps Hamilton. But you know, what's this guy like? Do you really feel comfortable guy like doing this? Like, just does any part of you feel good about this? I think there are. I mean, you could psychoanalyze these people to death, I'm sure. But there, when you look at what they say and when you look at what they feel, it's like when you step down off that podium and we have this picture here of Coolidge, do you really feel good about what you're doing? Do you feel good about this? They must. They must Otherwise, the only other conclusion that you can trust that these air horribly sick people. Um, and this is why they say no good man would would want to run for president. And it was probably true back then, Justus, much as it is today. Because do you have to sell your soul to these people in order to survive politically, socially, financially and every other measure that you could put up there. So, yeah, it was just awful. Absolutely. Well, do we want to lay the groundwork for what will be talking about in next week's two part installment? Yeah. Please do. So, Mr Allison. Yeah. So Book review we've gone through Hamilton's origins is we smashed the early life and then smashed it like I'm getting a vision of one of those like grapes. Toppings, they dio are the extent of our smacks matching for at a winery, a smack in there really life. Not only did we smash it, we also went into the talk page and, you know, and all the edits. And basically, we're looking around for how people have been editing it over the way we've thoroughly combed that early life. That early life, Yes, if a full exclamation what we have, we have crushed that early life so hard that you have a vintage on the other side of a really great piece of content to consume and imbibe in for sure. Exactly. Yes. Done that. Gone through Hamilton's rise to Rice from an obscure college student to being part of the revolutionary inner circle alongside George Washington, covered the Revolutionary Judaism of Hamilton and his potential co ethnics involved in the hostile merger and acquisition of the United States. Alien Sedition Acts Coolidge This a his retrospective on Hamilton and the other players involved, and coming up next week, we're going to grease the skids for federalism. Review the Federalist versus Anti federalist Struggle, the debate over ratifying the Constitution, illegal replacement of the articles of confederation going into Hamilton's ideological tendencies. Discussing his views on the nature of executive and judicial power. Discussing the Federalist Papers, the conventional Constitutional Convention in the Hamilton plan and then the Big One that I'm sure you're waiting for Hamilton's financial ideas and influences. Where did he derive these ideas he had about central banking and currency, and a debt finance economy will be exploring all of that. We exploring the foundation of the first to central banks in North America. Hamilton's bank friends will be very shocked as to who he was surrounding himself with, including ah, white slave trader, Integral player in the foundation of these banks, what Hamilton did it Treasury and then Hamilton's unraveling, going with Reynolds affair, the death of a merchant collapse of the Federalist Party and then looking at Hamilton's legacy than the influence he left on the judiciary and on politics at large. All of that and more ahead in next week's second part of this fdn opens. I'm I'm very much looking forward to the discussion of Hamilton's bank friends that's gonna make friends. It'll be great. So many bank friends. Yeah, there's a lot. There's a lot here, and I mean, this is the reason why we had to split this up into two shows and hope people really enjoy the first half. It's been great having borzoi on. But don't worry, Boris. So it will be here next week, um, and Civil James and will be continuing on with the second part of our deep dive into Alexander Hamilton, and we look forward to talking to you that"}],"