by Jude Cowell
Since World War I there have been many wars, revolutions, and conflicts across the globe, a circumstance which gives lie to President Woodrow Wilson's declaration of war on the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria) which was sold by Wilson and global-bankster-funded operatives to the American people as a "war to end all war" and as the way to "make the world safe for democracy", a crock of propagandistic hooey if there ever was one.
Why, some people dare describe WWI as what it was: the seed of future conflicts!
And naturally you know that Washington uses appeals to our emotions to get us marching off to foreign lands, right? And always with a zealous patriotic flair. Yet I believe that the Solar Eclipse Series in which WWI fell tells the true motivation for America entering WWI. See what you think:
WWI's Solar Eclipse @ 28Leo August 21, 1914 in the *6 South Saros Series: 'being forceful, taking power; mania; great strength or force in relationships; sudden events; huge efforts exerted in group activities' (paraphrasing Brady's Predictive Astrology.)
So! With democracy's alleged 'safety' nowhere in sight, it seems that extending the power of the US presidency and expanding our nation's imperial power into the world sums up what Wilson and his shady adviser 'Colonel' House were really up to. For this, Mr. Wilson must surely take the cake in the political 'flip flop' sweepstakes after being elected based on his promise Not to Wage War!
Eugene Debs Holds Power Accountable
You may wish to read a full transcript of Eugene Debs' famous anti-war speech delivered June 16, 1918 in Canton Ohio. That his words apply so closely to today's events and political machinations makes me very sad for my country. As in previous decades, in America we're not supposed to look too closely at war or at those in Washington who drum it up and profit obscenely from its waging and the pillaging that attends it (in league with their foreign financiers who back both sides of all conflicts--including stirring up racial tensions in the US, another post entirely.)
Here are a couple of other quotes which, when applied to Politics, still ring true after all these years because human nature doesn't change as much as we'd like to assume it does in our 'modern times':
"Many people today don't want honest answers insofar as honest means unpleasant or disturbing. They want a soft answer that turneth away anxiety."
-Louis Kronenberger (1904-1980)
(Blog Note: soft answers are what I usually attempt to avoid here on SO'W if they're not warranted since we get plenty of those everywhere we turn already. My four natal planets in Capricorn expect realism from me concerning political matters, not rosy illusions. jc)
And, from a master political operative whose tactics are emulated still by determined usurpers of the 'success at any cost' persuasion:
"For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities, and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are."
-Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) Italian Statesman and Political Philosopher (Source: Discourses, 1513-1517)
Yet most astrologers require more than simple appearances, don't we? Peeking under the hood of Politics often reveals many squirmy things, some too ugly to consider. And yet monsters must be identified and faced in order to vanquish them.
Curiously, the transiting midpoint of the speculator/grand schemer pair, Jupiter and Neptune, are in and out of a relationship with disruptive Uranus in Mars-ruled Aries (Uranus in Aries = 'Utopians', says Reinhold Ebertin) at apex of their midpoint. You've heard this one before:
Jupiter/Neptune = Uranus: experiencing the contrast between imagination and reality; sudden recognition of a difficult situation. (Ebertin.)
From a 2007 post, here's something I wrote concerning the natal planets of Eugene V. Debs, an interesting man even if he was a 'socialist':
An orator whose communication skills rivaled those of the great William Jennings Bryan, Debs' anti-war speech given in Canton, Ohio on June 16, 1918 is perhaps his most famous speech, while his appeal to the jury and statement to the court at his trial for treason (arrested and imprisoned for giving this speech against America's entry into WWI) are considered two of the great classic statements ever made in a court of law.
Born in Terre Haute, IN on Nov 5, 1855, Debs has a Sun Sco/Moon Virgo personality blend and Mercury in intense Scorpio (8Sco03 Rx, and opposite Pluto...Mercury/Pluto = 'the orator; a sharp critic; the propagandist', all of which he was.)
The Sun Sco/Moon Virgo combo is intensely passionate, a relentless perfectionist, witty, conscientious, loyal, and a dedicated worker. (Dedicated to workers' issues as well, in Debs' case. And he was devoted to his wife all his life--they had no children.)
His straight-from-the-shoulder honesty and excellent mind are still on display in his speeches and can stir the heart as well as the mind of anyone who appreciates honesty and forthrightness...anyone who believes America should change course and return to higher ideals than those of the lower road brought upon us by the Bush-Cheney regime (and others--it's been a drawn-out process since Carter or even since Eisenhower, some say. Guess that would have to be Ike's warning against the "military industrial complex" notwithstanding.)
An interesting feature of Deb's natal chart (using sunrise: 6:36:55 am lmt) is his Pluto/NN conjunction at 3Tau+--the Discovery degree of Chiron (Nov 1, 1977.)
This adds an oppressive Pluto-Chiron plutocratic flavor--the very people he spoke against all his life, the plutocrats (aka, the exploiters)--to his North Nodal path (connections with the public; encountering the powerful.)
Pluto conj NN gives a special knack for seeing through prevailing social trends and the necessary drive and determination to take advantage of the ability. Negatively, this conj indicates a dangerous tendency toward attempting to manipulate social forces too large to be handled with safety--it's the tiger-by-the-tail aspect. Affairs get our of hand and there is danger of collapse(Sakoian's The Atrologer's Handbook.)
Prison terms which ruin one's health would definitely qualify here.
'Images for Integration' for Debs' Sun/Moon blend:
An artist combines simplicity with intensity in a study of still life...A scientist probes into the mysteries of the cosmos...Britten's opera Billy Budd. (Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Charles & Suzi Harvey.)
You may wish to visit the Eugene V. Debs official website where you'll find, among other things, a list of recipients of the Debs Awards Program given for contributions to the advancement of the causes of industrial unionism, social justice, or world peace. Some recipients include Molly Ivins in 2003; Howard Zinn 1998; Studs Terkel in 1983; and Edward Asner in 1987.
Eugene Debs ran for US president as the Socialist Party candidate in 1900, 1904, 1908, 1912, and 1920 (in 1920 from federal prison in Atlanta, Ga) and he must have been quite a thorn in the imperialist-robber barons' sides. Pres. Wilson "vigorously denied" a request for his pardon in 1921, but Pres Warren G. Harding released him under a general amnesty on Christmas Day, 1921.
Harding then invited Debs to stop by the White House and told him, "I have heard so damned much about you Mr. Debs, that I am very glad to meet you personally."
Well, I'm glad someone in the White House (ever) showed some shame and humility. Debs' humility and friendliness in prison had won him the respect of fellow prisoners, and personally I would have been honored to have met him myself.
Needless to say, Debs' health was broken by his years in confinement and he died in a sanitarium on Oct 20, 1926.
Now perhaps you read "Socialist Party" and cringe a bit, yet no one can deny that Eugene V. Debs gave his all for America and for social justice--losing his health and his citizenship in the process.
Whenever I read the words of Eugene Debs I feel proud of America and feel her spirit of decency--whenever I read the words of recent US administrations I feel anxious, depressed, and above all--threatened. Our liberties are their toys, and our freedoms are to be dispensed with asap. The attacks of 9/11 were about just that for we've been coup'd from without and, even more debilitatingly, from within by usurpers with strong-armed Global Governance in mind!
That the Pentagon's forceful response to 9/11 revealed yet another pretext for war seems a given to me at this late date. Can you possibly disagree?
Here's a post with a brief analysis of our WWI president's natal planets: Woodrow Wilson and the Invisible Empire which in 2012 isn't so invisible after all.
*6S also manifested in the years 1932 (viciously manic Hitler, power-assuming FDR), 1950 (MacArthur invades North Korea but retreats as China joins the fray--see: US crosses 38th parallel Oct 7, 1950; Joe McCarthy begins his 'witch hunt'; the Scottish Stone of Scone is stolen from Westminster Abbey), 1968 (one word, several culprits: Vietnam), 1986 (Reagan, Iran-Contra, etc, etc), and 2004 (Dubya and Dick 'Shotgun' Cheney of the One Percent Gang.)
Next occurrence of 6S: 2022, the year of America's power-filled Pluto Return to '28Cap' three times--'28Cap' is the Exaltation of Mars degree--and the Mars/Pluto combination of energies prefers to act or react in a zealous and forceful fashion.
Please! Let's reclaim our nation and Move To Amend Citizens United. What say you?