Starting with the only successful coup d'etat on American soil during the election of 1898 in Wilmington, North Carolina, we will show how this and many similar events resulted in the systematic oppression, disenfranchisement, mass incarceration and lynching of thousands of black American citizens as a State-sanctioned operation.
We are producing the first part of a documentary series, “McKinley’s Guns”, that will detail this corruption from the masterminds at the top to the perpetrators who pulled the triggers on the ground. Yes, the United States government is guilty of genocide against it’s own people using active duty soldiers supported by state militias, and we have the receipts to prove it.
In 1898, two of America’s most prolific institutions simultaneously reached their peak. Imperialism, and White Supremacy.
The Spanish-American War was the beginning of a global campaign to take American democracy and capitalism abroad.
At home, the infrastructure of a White Power government was put in place with the Jim Crow Laws.
These laws led to thousands of deaths of black people in the South.
Black soldiers still proudly answered the call from President McKinley, and enlisted as volunteers in the war against Spain, and in early February of 1899 an entire regiment of 1100 U.S. Colored Troops disappeared off of the face of the earth.
Lead researcher and film producer Kent Chatfield began his research in Wilmington in 2003.After pulling the thread for 18 years he is still unraveling more corruption and finding just how deep it actually goes. The work called him to Washington, D.C. in 2018 to research the National Archives that contain the regimental histories from the Spanish-American War, the only war that Congress has refused to digitize and make publicly available online. Why? The answer is obvious. The regimental histories tell too much.
Kent and the team have begun digitizing these books with independent funding. Wind Tree Research has digitized 12,000 out of 200,000 pages with additional supporting source materials that barely scratch the surface of how the McKinley administration illegally and unconstitutionally used the U.S. military to violently install an aristocratic shadow government, and cover it up.
Kent Chatfield - President, Key Researcher
Troy Carlton - Vice President, Production
Jared Nava - Vice President, Research
Don Stafford - Film Editor
Vernee Peterson - Production Assistant
Eric Johann - Associate Producer
To reveal the totality of this conspiracy we need funding. We are seeking grants, donations, and investments to reach up to $250,000 to cover $130k for the production of a documentary film series, “McKinley’s Guns”, as well as $120k for the complete digitization of the regimental histories of the Spanish-American War and the creation of a searchable online database to store it.
The documentary film will be intended for Video On Demand and streaming audiences like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, with a theatrical tour across the country. The database will be for us to research the finer details of this great web of corruption, and the ownership of the data gives us the ability to grant access to interested third parties like state governments, independent researchers, genealogical databases, educational institutions, and Congress itself.
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