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Archive for March 24th, 2009

Sen. Pettigrew’s Triumphant Plutocracy

‘Gandhi on man’s greed and Sen. Pettigrew on American plutocracy’ has been published here:


Mohandas Gandhi you know.

But have you ever met Senator Pettigrew?

Senator Richard F. Pettigrew was born in Ludlow, Vermont on July 23, 1848 with Sun in Leo, Moon in late Aries or Taurus (birth time unknown.)

One interesting feature of his natal chart that popped out at me – especially considering his book, ‘Triumphant Plutocracy’ (first published Jan 1, 1922)  – is that his natal Mercury, planet of writers, conjuncts US natal Mercury ’25Cancer’…Sabian Symbol:

“A Leader of Men Wrapped in an Invisible Mantle of Power” which describes well his book’s revelations on the subject of American plutocrats and their machinations in the period of 1870 to 1920.

In his book is this definition: “Capital is stolen labor and its only function is to steal more labor.” 

Makes me want to join a union and organize!

Senator Pettigrew served our nation for 50 years as congressman and senator and was the first senator from South Dakota once the Dakota Territory became states. He knew all the important people and his book, now available  in Amazon’s Legacy Reprint Series, is linked in the above post along with his WIKI bio.

Yes, the senator names names and busts myths in ‘Triumphant Plutocracy’  if you dare walk the corridors of power with a man who reports to we-the-people the shocking truth of how American power really works…and as you may imagine, it isn’t pretty.

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has this morning demanded more power from Congress and he’ll get it, too.

Pres. Obama speaks on TV tonight at 8:00 pm edt with US natal Saturn rising and our nation’s natal Sun at Midheaven. This ‘brings up’ our natal Sun-Saturn square and it will be interesting to see what Mr. Obama says about it for it’s a problematic aspect which causes a deep defensiveness in our national psyche.

He may appeal to our past sense of confidence and implore us toward a positive attitude as we deal with a renewed sense of inferiority brought on by recent events. 

Americans have been sold out and we know it, and Geithner and Obama are the current public representatives of our hidden plutocrats whose pilfering of public wealth continues in earnest with the baton passed from Bush-Cheney-Paulson.

Yet our natal Saturn is exalted in Libra and the Sun loves to do business in Cancer, so don’t count us out!

And I know it’s no surprise that even a reluctant astrologer such as myself would be interested in delving into the behind-the-scenes string-pulling of US plutocrats with their contempt for, and exploitation of, we-the-people.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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