LBJ: From Mastermind to The Colossus (Amazon)
The second book, a "sequel" of sorts, published in 2014, reveals even more of Lyndon Johnson’s treasonous actions during the period of his presidency. The first chapter, however, revisits the 1961-63 period leading up to the assassination of JFK, and examines the story of the Texas Ranger, Clint Peoples, who conducted a three-decade investigation of Johnson’s criminal past. It focuses on the 1961 murder of Henry Marshall, an extension agent for the Department of Agriculture, who had conducted his own investigation of the frauds which Johnson committed through his associate Billie Sol Estes. This chapter examines the secret files of Ranger Peoples (who later became a U.S. Marshal) which were not released to the public until 2012, after the deaths of Peoples, his wife and his daughter. Peoples kept those files closed for that long because he feared that Johnson’s life-long defenders (Federal Judge Barefoot Sanders specifically) would destroy those records if given a chance.
The remainder of this book begins where LBJ: The Mastermind of the JFK assassination left off. It reconnects the previous themes and stories begun in the earlier book and reviews how he created a false image of himself as a great leader. The book examines Johnson's actual historical imprint which he then attempted to mitigate through pushing Congress to enact long-dormant legislation, bills that he had previously impeded, always insisting that “the timing wasn't right.” Moreover, it shows that the passage of his "Great Society" legislation was designed to take the focus of the nation off the assassination of his predecessor as well as laying the groundwork for building his own legacy.
The book also examines his planning to redirect U.S. foreign policy within days of his becoming President, as he maneuvered to insert the U.S. military into the civil war being fought in Vietnam so that he could be a wartime president; that, he thought, would provide another means to achieve his goal of becoming a "great" president.
Finally, the mysterious Israeli attack on the USS Liberty in 1967 is reviewed, and evidence is presented to show that the attack was facilitated – even planned and directed – by him against his own ship and the 294 sailors on board as a means to insert the U.S. military into the Six Day War; it only failed because the Liberty refused to sink. This was not merely another “high crime and misdemeanor,” it was unspeakably treasonous, of the highest order. After this book was published, even more evidence of Johnson’s instigation and additional treasonous activity during the attack was discovered, leading to the publishing of another book, Remember the Liberty! In 2017 (see separate tab).
By ignoring all of these linkages, the entire “darker side” of Lyndon B. Johnson is virtually disregarded by other authors, those who profess to be historically accurate yet are merely extensions of Johnson’s carefully laid plans to ensure a faux legacy as a “great president.” His meticulous planning ability, except for Vietnam and the Liberty attack, was clearly a success, when it came time to weigh his presidency: Those same “historians” and academicians generally consider him as one of the top ten presidents because of his “Great Society” achievements, including passage of a Civil Rights Bill that he had resisted when he was the Vice President, telling JFK repeatedly “the time isn’t right.” Having fought meaningful civil rights laws for over a quarter of a century, he knew that the time would only be right after he became President.