It sounded so exotic to me…the jungles, the flowers, the Amazon, tropical drinks by an invisible edge pool…but when I actually went to South America I found the truth of the place to be something quite unexpected.

Such were the words of one observer who recently braved the new Dark Continent, as they called South America (appropriating the term that has been historically used to refer to Africa).

I first delved into this region a little bit when I was researching my Echavarria Family and L. Ron Hubbard rough-draft post. The general area I refer to is slavemasters and their perpetual love of feudal societies – which in simplified form means aristocracy or fabulously rich ‘masters’ and….everybody else. This is by far their favorite, sometimes used as a punishment even. That is sort of the case with South America, it was forced into being a feudal society and has remained one despite appearances to the country. So, unfortunately, has America, although not as far along yet. Like I said, it’s their favorite and I’m sure I don’t need to point out to you where they fit into that mix.

More specifically, I was honing in on their use of religious cults as front groups for strategic and intelligence (covert ops, etc) aims, and what the role of drugs is within all that.

Drugs is another area they have been slopping off of from literally Day One. I couldn’t really tell you whether that’s due to their own obsessively created needs or whether they just like them because they degrade and kill so many people (when they are not being used as some sort of sexual or political adjunct to make people like them and do what they want – their other favorite use).

Without further ado, I think I’ll just start in the middle of my research here, and talk a bit first about Diego Echavarria and Pablo Escobar.

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Diego Echavarria Misas, was one of the founding partners of Alejandro Echavarria and Sons, which would go on to become the biggest business (including its subsidiaries) in Colombia – Diego was Alejandro’s son. He was born in Medellín, on February 25, 1895, studied in Bonn, Germany and London, England and lived several years in Paris. He married a german woman, Benedicta Zur Nieden, whom he called Dita.



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Diego with baby Isolda and wife Benedicta

diego echavarria and benedikta and isolda

They had one child, a daughter, Isolda Echavarria, born on July 17, 1947, while traveling through Europe after finishing school, she died from a rare disease. She was only 20 years old when she died in 1967.


If you are familiar with Medellin, you may know of this statue of Simon Bolivar that Diego put in the park there.



Diego’s residence was known as El Castillo – the Castle – it was built in 1930, located in the top of The Village. Soon after Echavarria’s death (he was kidnapped and killed) his wife moved back to Germany and donated the home, furnishings and painful memories to the city of Medellin.

Pictures of El Castillo

fountains at diego echavarria house

One visitor to the now museum home of Diego wrote:

What is clear from the tour is the family were heavily influenced by catholic European “art and culture”. French and Spanish artwork and antique jewellery line the walls. There was very little British inspiration and nothing at all from the U.S.


diego echavarria castle
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colombia-tour-castle diego echavarria.

Really look at this place – look at the way this guy lived.

And now – let’s examine the way the bulk of the people were forced to live and why.

Enter Pablo Escobar.

No one really knows for sure what Pablo had been doing before this, or why, but the one thing that is known is that this single event won him the hearts and minds of many people. Whether he did it or not, the people thought he did. They obviousy felt they had a savior of a kind, someone that was willing to stand up for them and enact a kind of justice.

Why did they think this killing was ok – even just?

Obviously, it had to have been a direct consequence of the literally hundreds and thousands of lives whose blood was on the Echavarria’s hands, and make no mistake, it was on their hands.

It was families like the Echavarrias that had been enlarging their own personal land holdings in a brutally simple way – they simply evicted whole villages of farmers from the Magdelena river valley.

Starving, homeless, they had no choice but to go to the slums of Medellin. Many of them were forced into slave-wage labor at Echavarria’s textile factories, and then Echavarria does what amounts to a double insult – he starts laying off workers in droves.

Diego and the Echavarrias, they were the worst-of-the-worst in their treatment of the people and by 1971 the people were enraged at the conditions he was practically single-handedly forcing them to live in.

Mike Davis in his book Planet of Slums (2006) presents the scale of the problem of urban informality (aka Slums).  He writes that “Residents of slums, while only 6% of the city population of the developed countries, constitute a staggering 78.2% of urbanites in the least-developed countries.”

That is a hell of a statistic. I didn’t know that, did you? I suspected that was the case, because slavemasters are obsessed with feudal class-based societies to do the work for them, but it was very interesting to come across this guys website that let me know my suspicions were well-founded.

I think this picture is one of the best examples that I have ever seen that perfectly portrays what I am talking about.

Caracas, Venezuela

caracas venezuela slum

The first slums arose out of the influx of population who had been evicted (or were fleeing) because of La Violencia.

What’s that?


La Violencia – The Violence


The two dominant political parties in Colombia, the Conservatives and the Liberals, have their roots in the conflicts during the time of Simon Bolivar in the late 1800’s.

The Conservatives – they weren’t called that yet – were dominated by Bolivar’s so-called supporters, who had already begun to falsely re-characterize his goal of a United south America for the common defense against foreign powers, like the United States. His goal was not for Colombia to be separate, you understand. These ‘supporters’ wanted to maintain the slavemaster feudalism ideal. They wanted strong centralized government and alliance with the Roman Catholic Church which meant MONEY going to the church, as well as that they could control education and a lot of other areas.

The opposition, Mr. Santander’s followers, were the forerunners of the Liberals. They wanted a decentralized government and state rather than church control over education and other civil matters.

You can see why they would want that – for one thing the Nesilim Roman Catholic Church is single-handedly responsible, more than any other factor, for much of the misery, degradtion and enforced labor conditions around the planet for the last five hundred years.

The symbol of the Nesilim and the later Roman Catholic Church is the double-headed eagle.

Original Nesilim symbol in Turkey

Original Nesilim symbol in Turkey

Holy Roman Empire - 1510

Holy Roman Empire – 1510


When the beloved by the people Liberal candidate for the November 1949 elections, Jorge Eliecer Gaitan was assassinated on 9 April, 1948 – this began the uprising known as “La Violencia” (The Violence).


Gaitán was not from the ‘elite’ of Colombia. He came from such a poor background that he didn’t even attend school formally until he was eleven years old. A brilliant boy, he later attended Colegio Simón Araújo school, considered as a school for the richer members of the Colombian Liberal Party. While there, he faced relentless harassment and social ostracizing by the obviously now slavemaster-infected Liberal Party.

Despite that, he finished school at the Colegio Martín Restrepo Mejía in 1920, attained a degree in law (1924) and later became a professor in the National University of Colombia.

Gaitán first became active in local politics in 1919 while he was still in school, when he was part of a protest movement against then president Marco Fidel Suárez, who was tyrannical, and a vicious man.

Gaitán’s first thorn into the slavemasters side was after a banana workers’ strike at United Fruit in Magdalena in 1928. United Fruit’s executives (all of which were full out Slavemasters and predominantly British or British anglophiles in the U.S.) ordered the Colombian army to fire upon the strikers, killing many of them.

All they wanted, to illustrate the utter perfidy of these people at United Fruit, were things like….toilet paper, for example.


vincent price - whoa.

The gall of some people.

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Gaitán worked hard to defend these workers’ rights and called for accountability to those involved in the Santa Marta Massacre, as it was called.

Uh oh – it’s the “r” word – responsibility.

Not a slavemaster’s favorite thing.

Least possible responsibility - marty gif

That was the beginning of Gaitan being on the slavemaster bad-list, so to speak, for obvious reasons.

In 1933 he created the “Unión Nacional Izquierdista Revolucionaria” (“National Leftist Revolutionary Union”), or UNIR after breaking with the Liberal Party because it had – as is typical of the slavemaster infection – become no better than the Conservatives.

Gaitan, through actual actions, not just show ones, attracted hundreds of thousands of union members and low-income Colombians. The people loved him because he kept his promises.

He aggressively denounced social, moral and economical evils stemming from both the Liberal and Conservative political parties (and that they were now both being controlled by the same old ‘elite’) and he promised his supporters that a better future was possible if they all worked together against such evils.

What a concept.


In order to accomplish that in a more expeditious fashion, he accepted an invitation to rejoin the Liberal Party two years later in 1935, which I think was a bad move. I think that was only done to show him how he could do nothing that he wanted to do.

For example, he was selected as mayor of Bogotá in June 1936, a position he held for eight months. He tried to implement a number of programs in areas such as education, health, urban development and housing – but covert manipulations of ‘political pressure groups’ and ‘conflicts’ cut short any of his attempts.

But the people saw that he tried, and the people saw how he was blocked. That only made him even more popular.

Due to that popularity, Gaitán was named Minister of Education in 1940 under the administration of the Liberal Party’s Eduardo Santos (1938–1942), where he promoted an extensive literacy campaign as well as cultural activities.

At the conclusion of the Liberal Party’s national convention in 1945 he was actually declared “the people’s candidate” in a public square, a very highly unusual setting for that to happen, it had never happened before.

In 1946, Gaitán referred to the difference between what he called the “political country” and the “national country”. The “political country” was controlled by the interests of the elite and their petty internal struggles and global domination plans. He said that this was why they did not properly address the more pertinent demands of the “national country” – the country made up of citizens in need of better living conditions and greater freedom to control their own lives and destinies without needing permission from the ‘elite’ to do so.

And what was one of his biggest plans that had all the slavemasters and junior slavemasters literally running for the hills hysterically?

Future land reform – he intended to turn land back over to the people that had been stolen from them by the ‘elite’.

When the slavemasters heard that, and that he was serious about it, they got real busy.

Covert manipulators caused the Liberal Party to be defeated in the May 1946 elections by the Conservative’s Mariano Ospina Pérez (565,939 votes, president from 1946 to 1950) due to orchestrating and fomenting internal divisions within the party, resulting in presenting two candidates, Gaitán (358,957 votes) and Gabriel Turbay (441,199 votes), in that year’s race – which of course made it impossible for Gaitan to win.

ALL the political factions tried to stop him, finding any and all reasons to criticize him. This included the Colombian Liberal Party (who considered him too unruly, whatever that means), most of the Colombian Conservative Party and….the leadership of the Colombian Communist Party.

Ah, but then Gaitán became leader of the Colombian Liberal Party in 1947, when his supporters gained the upper hand in the elections for seats in Congress. This would have allowed for the Liberal Party to present a single candidate for the 1950 elections.

And then….they had him killed.

Although Gaitán was then the leading opponent against the use of violence, and he had repudiated the violent Communist revolutionary approach typical of the Cold War era, his death was used to stage an armed insurrection or Bogotazo. (loose translation: the sack of Bogotá, or shaking of Bogotá)

The people were angry, upset, and this was used against them and allowed the rise of the “Communist” guerillas. Over the next fifteen years as many as 300,000 people died due to La Violencia that followed his assassination.

Fearing the violence might lead to a peasant-based social rebellion, the Liberal leadership supported the repressive means – that means they were killing and torturing the people – used by the Conservative government to quell the uprisings in order to preserve the Liberal and Conservative oligarchy.

The local slavemasters were so afraid of that one of Gaitan’s supporters might run for President that they had two other high-ranking Liberals assassinated the following year (1949). This resulted in the Liberal Party’s abstention from the 1950 presidential election, which was won uncontested by Conservative candidate Laureano Gómez.

How utterly convenient.


Although the proof has not come forward yet as to who orchestrated the assassination of Gaitan, British intelligence (CIA and MI6) assisted by Vatican elements, have been pointed to on more than one occasion, especially by Gaitán’s daughter. She was only 11 years old when her father was murdered.

From what I can tell, she was quite positive that her father was assassinated because he was too politically influential, and that Juan Roa Sierra acted under the orders of CIA agents John Mepples Espirito (alias Georgio Ricco) and Tomás Elliot, as part of an anti-leftist plan supposedly called Operation Pantomime. Low-level Soviet agent Fidel Castro was also used as a cut-out (making the assassination be assigned as ‘communist russia’ plans) – a tactic the British and Russians have been doing together for over a hundred years now.

According to police records Fidel Castro was suspected of personally assassinating Gaitán, because his Cuban travelling companion, Rafael del Pino was seen with Juan Roa, an hour and a half before the assassination. Apparently Castro had been used previously to try and ‘recruit’ Gaitán to the ‘communist’ cause earlier (the slavemasters would rather him be anything other than what he was – true to the people) but Gaitán had repeatedly declined.

Yeah Gaitan!

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Nathaniel Weyl documents that then U.S. Ambassador Willard L. Beaulac speculated (in 1951) Juan Roa was simply used to cover the identity of the real assassins.

Oh ha ha, speculated my ass. Of course that was the case, Gaitane was killed by a sniper obviously, probably U.S. or British trained, no less.

There was evidence that the revolver Roa had carried was incapable of accurate fire, and that no eyewitness saw Roa anywhere near the assassination, that he was first seen between two policemen right before the mob was pushed to tear him apart.

Last but not least, Gaitán was murdered in the middle of the 9th Pan-American Conference, which was being led by U.S. Secretary of State George Marshall, a meeting which led to a pledge by members to fight communism in the Americas, as well as the creation of the Organization of American States.

George Marshall at the U.N. in 1948

george marshall 1948 secretary of state U.S.

Fight ‘communism’ my ass – they were there to keep people like Gaitan out of office and to position them as being a bad, bad communist – they are always doing that. It’s disgusting.

Those people (like George Marshall etc.) do not represent America, that is the mistake the world makes. We, the people of America, we do not ask them to do the psychotic things they do – guess who does?


In typical controlled opposition style, the slavemasters had arranged both a pro and an against show.

You see, another event in the country’s capital of Bogotá was taking place at the same time: a Latin American Youth Congress, organized to protest the Pan American conference, organized by a young (and freshly recruited) Fidel Castro, funded by Perón.

This was yet another time that Castro tried to recruit Gaitán, they probably figured that he would have to agree with their position against the anti-communist U.S. group. They figured wrong.

Just two days earlier, Gaitán had refused him again.

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Also there the day Gaitán was assassinated, was a young man who would become a giant of 20th-century Latin-American history: Colombian writer and Nobel Prize Laureate Gabriel García Márquez.


A young law student and short story writer at the time, he was eating lunch near the scene of the assassination. He arrived on the scene shortly after the shooting and witnessed the murder of Gaitán’s presumed assassin at the hands of enraged bystanders.

But what he saw is very interesting. In the first volume of his memoirs, Living to Tell the Tale, he described a well-dressed man who eggs on the mob before fleeing in a luxurious car that arrived just as the presumed assassin was being dragged away.

Well, then he couldn’t be questioned if he was dead, could he? And with the added bonus (sarcastically speaking) of we could now portray how terrible and violent those nasty people are.

To truly understand the motivations in play here, I offer you this.

A popular story about Gaitán that is still told to this day, tells us that during a debate with the Conservative candidate for president, Gaitán asked him how he made his living.

“From the land”, the other candidate replied.

“Ah, and how did you get this land?” asked Gaitán.

“I inherited it from my father!”

“And where did he get it from?”

“He inherited it from his father!”

The question is repeated once or twice more, and then the Conservative candidate concedes, “We took it from the Natives”.

Gaitán’s reply was:

“Well, we want to do the opposite: we want to give the land back to the Natives”.


And that’s why the unholy trinity of the British-Catholic-American Anglophiles had him killed. One way or another, it was them that made it happen.

President Laureano Gomez, who gained the presidency instead of Gaitan, was a real monster. His regime was supported by both the Catholic Church and the U.S./Britain, and that’s a matter of record. He was dedicated to promoting conservatism (the ruling class) and Catholicism.

Laureano_Gómez_(c._1925-1926) - president of colombia 1950


Branding the Gaitan movement as “communism” – which was a total red herring – he then used the media to again build up false fear of it.

(See Red Bible – what they did to try and stop and distract from Senator Borah’s blocking of the League of Nations bill, and see this post quoting various Popes who actually even portrayed the American Revolution as communism)

One wonders about the support of a “church” that cloaks itself in love, forgiveness and mercy – exactly like scientology does – that would support the brutal and vicious reprisals that Gomez took against “the peasants” for their support of Gaitan and his dream.


The Catholic Church is the most vicious cult that ever existed.


In other words, anything else pales by comparison.

President Gomez immediately replaced members of the National police force with brainwashed poor people from the elite controlled Boyacá district of Chulavita. Elevating the repression to new heights, these chulavistas soon became infamous for the brutal tactics they used to repress the rebellious.

Forced to defend themselves rather than give in, the people, despite the fact that Gaitan was opposed to violence, saw no other alternative than to arm themselves.

Of course, one wonders just who supplied the guns…

vincent-price- nervous

Thereby keeping the whole thing going and helpfully killing off as many of those as possible who remembered what this was all really about.

And who profited? The slavemasters, as usual. They THRIVE on chaos, you have to remember that.

This also resulted in battles between the self-elected nobility of Colombia and the land-starved “peasants” that resulted in many large landowners abandoning their properties as they fled to the relative safety of the cities.

Well, that just won’t do, you understand, so Gomez was out. He was “overthrown” by a military coup that had been planned and nurtured by slavemaster intelligence factions such as the CIA/MI6 etc. This brought General Gustavo Rojas Pinilla to power, whom the first thing that he did was send the military to reclaim the property of the landowners who had fled to the cities, now being farmed by the displaced people just so they could eat!


rojas_pinilla_tv 1954

The people fought back again, forming armed groups to call for agrarian (farming) reform, and they fought back very effectively.

So much so, that Pinilla was forced to about-face and pretend to be addressing their concerns. In June of 1953, he issued an amnesty to the people and created the Office of Rehabilitation and Relief (which did nothing to address the actual problem, of course).

However, the slavemasters were so terrified of anyone gaining any kind of popularity with the people (or even the vaguest possibility of it) that they actually became suspicious of their own puppet dictator Pinilla!

I find that darkly amusing.

The Catholic and Anglophilic slavemasters wanted vengeance, they wanted the blood of these horrible (in their minds) people who dared to rise up against them – and worse, were actually effective at doing so.

So, within a year, they had pressured Pinilla into ‘loosing the dogs’ again, so to speak.

In June 1954, now he extends the amnesty to those imprisoned for acts of terror on behalf of the Gómez regime – which if you recall, is what started all this armed responses business, because of vicious reprisals against the people after Gaitan’s assassination.

So what do these newly released rabid dogs immediately do? Start killing innocent people, again forcing those who had laid down their arms and accepted the amnesty, to once again take up arms. Thereby justifying after-the-fact the vicious reprisals of the slavemasters against them, and justifying further military offensives against these heinous (sarcasm) rebels.

See how slavemasters think?

Rojas Pinilla therefore “responded” –

Note: don’t you just love how they lie about it like that as if they didn’t start the whole thing in the first place? –

Well, he “responded” in 1955 by launching a major military offensive against the rearmed people in what became known as the War of Villarica.

This is how what would become FARC* began.

*FARC= Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, English: The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia—People’s Army

In a fit of inspired hypocrisy, the elite then blamed the renewal of La Violencia on Pinilla (whom they had put in place and ordered to do all this in the first place) –

He did it

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They are such children that way.

And so in 1957, the ‘elite’ organized a general strike and street protests in the capital that forced Rojas Pinilla to resign – trying to look like they were “good guys” to the people.

The Conservative and Liberal elite then implemented a power sharing agreement called the National Front. Beginning in 1958, the two parties alternated four-year terms in the presidency and distributed all public positions evenly between the two parties. The formation of the National Front brought an end to the nineteenth-century-style aspect of La Violencia: conflict between factions of the ruling elite.

But that was actually completely meaningless, it just stopped the in-fighting amongst the elite, and as usual they continued to ignore the needs of the people who were none too impressed with this supposed “improvement”.

Many of the people who had survived the slavemaster military offensives against them during the 1950s, had undertaken long marches under the protection of the armed self-defense movements, to the mostly uninhabited eastern areas of Meta and Caquetá.

There, they simply wished to have the right to live as they wanted, to work the land and to take care of each other – you know, live.

During the National Front years, the percentage of the nation’s work force living in absolute poverty more than doubled, from 25% to 50.7%. Figures were even worse for the rural labor force, where the rate of absolute poverty soared from 25.4% to 67.5%. It is no surprise that when the coca boom began in the late 1970s, the lure of drug profits brought a massive migration of urban jobless and landless peasants to the predominantly FARC-controlled colonized regions.

Initially, the FARC was concerned that the new mass migration would undermine the political and social status quo in areas it controlled. At the same time, its income, from war taxes imposed on the local population in return for maintaining social order, increased dramatically.

FARC in Colombia History by Marion Delgado / The Rag Blog / December 30, 2009 Note: Much research for this article came from various reports produced by the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA); my thanks to them for keeping track of all this stuff over these many years. — md

Here is where Diego Echavarria re-enters our picture – although he and the rest of the Echavarria family, of course, were instrumental in supporting and initiating these vicious reprisals in the first place, what they did next, was to me, in some ways worse than anything they had done before.

I think because it so clearly shows that despite their so-called elevated and lofty status, they were really just ego-challenged, vicious, little thugs who knew a lot of words – and that’s it.

Complete sociopaths towards the rest of humanity.

You see, these people that had taken those long marches to get away from the government that they distrusted (with good reason) cleared and worked these new lands in areas they then declared “independent republics”.

There they remained, happy for a time, but not for long. Guess what happened next?

Hint: I told you earlier what families like the scientology-supporting Echavarrias began doing that led to Diego’s killing by Escobar.

When the large landowners saw what a wonderful job the “peasants” had done clearing the lands and creating healthy farming communities, they laid claim to the newly cleared lands!


Who the hell do these people think they are?

Seriously…what would you do, here in America, if you fixed up a piece of land, all beautiful and everything with a nice house, and some self-elected nobility comes along and says thanks – that’s mine now.

Yea, right.

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You know you wouldn’t tolerate it, and neither did these people.

We had what’s called the American Revolution because of crap like this from the “nobility” – and that’s part of why they are so paranoid about that kind of thing to this day.

They are afraid of the people.

Guess what these people were called, who dared to find an isolated, unwanted place and turn it into something wonderful for themselves and their families…

The first two guesses don’t count…


They called these republics…wait for it…

“gangs of communist bandits”


Oh fer fucksakes – they were primarily just people, but these psychos are always trying to invent and then pin nasty isms labels on people that they themselves do not believe in.

Then, what do you think happened next? Oh boy, more military attacks are now justified!

Come on…

come on!

The elite-controlled (and remember, backed by the Catholic Church, the, U.S. and Britain) government began an official terrorist campaign against these people. They attacked them militarily (with weapons and training supplied by U.S. usually), they condemned them publicly and repeatedly as ‘communists’, and they blockaded them economically, literally guaranteeing that the only possible outcome was war.

One by one the republics fell to the army…and what happened to all that land they had cleared?

It ended up in the hands of families like the Echavarrias!


Reference – Violence in Colombia: The Contemporary Crisis in Historical Perspective, Eds. Charles Bergquist, Ricardo Penaranda and Gonzalo Sanchez (Wilmington: Scholarly Resources, 1992), p. 199.


The same family whom ole L. Ron Hubbard thought were just great, and so does his successor Monkey-on-a-string David Miscavige.

miscavige trained monkey(shoop found at forums Why We Protest)


Any of these poor people left (who hadn’t fled to the cities) were forced deeper into the jungle, realizing their only chance of achieving any social justice lay in their ability to wage war against the government on a national level.

As a result, they created armed self-defense movements of which units were dispersed to various regions of the country in order to fight the army on several fronts simultaneously under a central command structure. This is the origin of “guerrilla warfare”.

Now you know what was really behind it, not what it was polluted to be later.

They weren’t all good guys, of course, the slavemasters infiltrated them sixteen ways to Sunday to accomplish various nefarious motives, including portraying them as ‘violent criminals’. But the original idea was no different than what we Americans did to the British to gain our independence.

It is what it took to throw off the yoke of the British slavemasters – we had to fight.

Now, on July 20, 1964, the various fronts of the armed movements issued their agrarian reform program – the same thing they had asked for a decade earlier, the same thing that Gaitan was going to institute – land reform.

Two years later this is what officially became the FARC, and again, don’t forget to ask yourself WHO is supplying all these guns?

farc girl gun.

And why.

We are now only 7 years away from when Diego Echavarria would be kidnapped and killed, and if you recall, families like the Echavarrias had been enlarging their own personal land holdings in a brutally simple way – they simply evicted whole villages of farmers from the Magdelena river valley.

Starving, homeless, they had no choice but to go to the slums of Medellin. Many of them were forced into slave-wage labor at Echavarria’s textile factories.

To give you an idea of the numbers involved here, consider this –

medellin population graph

You can see that the growth begins literally just after the assassination of Gaitan and the subsequent violent reprisals against the people for trying to revolt against the government.

According to historian Forrest Hylton, “People fleeing political violence and economic crisis in the countryside streamed into the city by the tens of thousands each year from the 1950s through the 1970s.” Makeshift neighborhoods were created in the hills surrounding Medellín’s central valley, which is bisected by the Medellín River, to accomodate the influx of people in search of a more peaceful and prosperous existence – the derogatory term slums was invented to describe their efforts.


The ‘Slums’ of Medellin, Colombia

This poignant account of the founding of an informal neighborhood aka slum, serves as an excellent backdrop to what was happening that spurred their creation, especially because this one was formed in the 1970’s exactly when Diego Echavarria was up to his nastiness.

Reference – narrative about the foundation of the informal neighborhood “El Triunfo” by co-founder Farconely Torres Usuga, in the city of Medellin (J. Samper and Marko 2010).

An example of the process of beginning an “informal neighborhood” –

(just ignore the political propaganda captions)

3 Process of creating an informal city

This particular story is about the process of establishing a community in the hills of the city of Medellin, called El Triunfo and the subsequent efforts of eviction from the state and other formal actors.

Farconely explains that:

[T}he neighborhood was started by an elderly man, a friend of ours. We were tired of paying for rent because if we paid the rent, we could not feed the baby and if we fed the baby, we could not pay the rent and so… he  invited us to come with him to the top of this hill where he had got a piece of land for him. So we started collecting sticks and materials and began building our new homes…the owners denounced us [meaning the police came].

First, they knocked down our houses, then, the second time, they burned them down with the flag and everything.

I sat to the side of the burning flag, watching my house and everything I had burning, and I began to cry. Because I knew they were never going to leave us alone.

But these people didn’t give up, even in the face of such blatant violence.


More and more people came, and then –

Later when more people had settled, we were already 12 families and we decided to get everyone together… and we all got on a bus and went down [downtown] to the government building to protest. We stood all of us with our kids outside the building… And so finally, they said yes, that we could live in our houses, and that nothing would happen to them. So they (the governor) gave us a paper that said they would stop knocking down our houses and burning them. So we got back on the bus and when we got home, everyone started singing “We have triumphed!” And every one was shouting “we have triumphed!” so we decided that since we had triumphed, we would call the neighborhood The Triumph (El Triunfo).

This image shows El Triunfo in the 1970’s (on the right) and in 2010 – yes, it still exists, if you can believe that. These people are still forced to live this way.

2 Neighborhood El Triunfo in the 2010 and after foundation in 1970's

Another example is Santo Domingo Savio, a neigborhood In Medellin founded in late 1964. Luz Elena Marin de Mesa, neigborhood founder explains in Samper and Marko 2009, how the first precarious housing units were so small that “we needed to lean down just to come in”. She also told about how the community united around religious ties and later built in new and improved public facilities that included public buildings, toilets, and the first neighborhood school.

Elena shows a before and after pic –

medellin barrio before and after

For contrast here, just before the assassination of Gaitan, Medellín was considered a “capitalist paradise” by LIFE magazine, September 29, 1947 – using our very same Echavarria family as the prime example.

Look at their houses –

medellin life mag september 1947 6 echavarria houses.

As compared to this for the ‘peasants’ – (2006 photo)

barriolaindependencia medellin slum

Even soon-to-be scientologist Federico Echavarria is featured in a family photo in this Capitalist Paradise article, it was his father Carlos that ran the day-to-day activitie of Coltejer, the textile mills.

Coltejer mill – 1947

medellin life mag september 1947 6 echavarria coltejer mill

Federico is bottom right – his father Carlos is top center.


This is Federico in a scientology publication a decade later –



You know, if I knew nothing else, the fact that Ron Hubbard would even associate with these people paints a really, really, ugly picture of what the purpose of the scientology religious cult actually is.

As part of his intelligence activities in the name of the “new world order” – which is actually the old world order, feudalism modernized – scientology and dianetics were formed in support of that. No ifs ands or buts about it.

Dianetics and scientology “auditing” being nothing but a way to reform the unsavory (from a slavemaster perspective) elements in the world – or at least an experiment to try to.

So that we’d all be better workers, happy serfs – but with nice tvs and generic plastic houses.

But that is only in places where it is approved of – the true fiefdoms of most of the rest of the world, meant to serve the slavemasters and their entourages (which, unfortunately includes us middle-class) are kept in perpetual poverty.

This is a current picture of a newer informal neighborhood in Colombia – the people there are still having to do this!

Bello colombia jota samper

In 1990, 30% of housing in Medellín was comprised of illegal settlements, many of which had been established as far back as 20 years prior. That percentage, I believe, is now more than double that just 20 years later.

So, that is a bit of background on what the people are going through (much more will be in next segment) leading up to the time of the kidnapping of Diego Echavarria.

* * *


Pablo Escobar – hero, villain, or convenient scapegoat?


In September of 1971, Diego Echavarría was kidnapped while on his way to his home in the limousine in the El Poblado neighborhood of Medellin.

diego echavarria misas

Diego’s castle grounds in 1947 – not long after he bought it.

medellin life mag september 1947 5 diego echavarria castle

As we already know, Diego was a typically arrogant Conservative Party member and factory slave labor owner (Coltejer). He was “widely respected” in higher social circles – read slavemaster circles – but he was disliked, even hated (for good reason) by many of the poor workers in Medellín.

But even despite all that, Diego didn’t deserve what happened to him.

His body was found in a hole not far from the place where Pablo was born. He had been kidnapped six weeks earlier, and had been beaten and strangled even though his family had paid a $50,000 ransom.

Even though Pablo claimed credit for it, it was so widely spread around that it was him, in the slums people began referring to him as Doctor Echavarria, or simply El Doctor.

In one stroke, the Echavarria kidnapping elevated Pablo to the status of local legend. In the years to come, he would become even more of a hero to many in Medellín’s slums with his well-publicized acts of charity.

Somehow, these strike me as a ploy, some part of a skewed propaganda campaign from behind-the-scenes to make Pablo out to be some sort of demented parallel to Gaitan’. I seriously would not put it past the slavemasters to do something exactly like that.

Pablo appeared to have had some kind of social conscience, but he seemed to be much more obsessed with the idea of being able to live in a mansion as spectacular as the mock medieval castle Echavarria had built for himself.

Supposedly he didn’t want to be like the Echavarrias though, not as someone who exploited the masses, but yet paradoxically, he wanted to be some kind of “don of the people”. That’s an oxymoron because don is a title of the “nobility” (similar to English “lord”). I think someone worked his ego over, played him, fooled him with the idea that under their tutleage, he, a “peasant”, could become a man of means and education and be a man of the people (apparently somehow overlooking the fact that this would be accomplished while committing crimes and ruining people’s lives to get there). It is interesting to note that he always became the most angry with people that interfered with that fantasy – and a fantasy it most definitely was.

There is no such thing as a “nice” slavemaster, that’s just a total contradiction in terms.

Because that is so true, I think that all by itself explains a lot of the problem with what happened with Pablo that led to his downfall.

For one thing – exploiting people by giving them addictive drugs to then turn around and give it to the poor (who also partook) – how is that any different from what you see full-out slavemasters doing with their ‘charity’ work? It isn’t. Pablo, who maybe didn’t know it, was actually desiring (and being led) to become a slavemaster while deluding himself that somehow he wasn’t.

Still, the feudal nature of many South American communities presided over by the “nobility”, the lack of education, the lack of knowing anything other than “the Slavemaster way”, certainly would tend to lead to a person thinking within that particular paradigm and not knowing that one of the fundamental truths about their “way”.

And that is:

to use their model at all –

is to become a slavemaster.


Which is what happened. He became no better than the man he kidnapped. Ruthless, arrogant, rich and wanting to keep it that way at all costs by exploiting people to do it. He literally was Diego there in the end – the very person he supposedly didn’t want to be!

Despite all the public posturing and hand-wringing about “the drug problem”, Pablo was obviously well tolerated by the slavemasters, as is their usual duplicitous way, because he made them SO much money. I include the pitbulls of the slavemasters in that – their intelligence agencies.

Seriously, just where do you think that cocaine was coming from that the CIA was allowing to be used to finance that version of “evicting entire villages” as in Nicaragua, El Salvador, and so on – they got it from Pablo!

Ah, but where did he get it from…how did he get his start?


That’s the right question.

* * *


Pablo’s Source?

In the early 60’s, under the quiet helm of carefully sheltered Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie, Colombian farmers grew and sold coca plants and extracts to outside interests, never really paying attention to what the vegetation was used for.

Klaus Barbie

Klaus Barbie

Klaus Barbie, was recruited to work for the CIA after WW II, he was sent to Bolivia in 1950, where he devoted his efforts to developing Bolivia’s thriving cocaine trade.

Now, considering that Gaitan had been assassinated just 2 years earlier, and Colombia was again fully allied with the Catholic Church (meaning they are in control of things basically) – that puts an extremely nasty light on these facts.

That puts the Catholic Church – the Pope – as backing not only hiding Barbie, but starting the cocaine trade that would do nothing but ruin hundreds of thousands of lives.

This Pope.

Pope-Pius-XII-1950 condeming idealogiesPope Pius XII Condemns Ideologies That Threaten Roman Catholic Faith – 12 August 1950


But it did line the Vatican’s coffers nicely, now didn’t it.

While also happening to be just a wonderful sarcasm method of punishing all those unenlightened enough to accept the all that ‘peace and love’ radiating from the Catholic Church.

I think I’m going to be sick.


Note: This Pope is the same man who is seen signing the “deal” with Hitler’s Nazi Germany in 1933.

pope pius XII complicit with nazi germany

The Colombian people ought to wake up and smell the coffee on just who the heck they are really supporting when they “worship God” in the catholic way.


* * *


Guerrillas and Drug Lords

After all that softening up of the people by the combined forces of the Vatican and U.S./British activities such as death squads, forced relocation, and numerous other atrocities – the next phase was to both infiltrate the guerrillas and to launch the cocaine trade in a big way.

To remind you, 50 percent of Colombia’s work force was living in absolute poverty, standing out in stark contrast to the Echavarria family and their palatial estates.

colombia-tour-castle diego echavarria

It was even worse for the rural laborers, the rate of absolute poverty had soared to almost 68%.

That’s what I mean by softening them up, not to mention forcing the people back into “their class” – the Vatican two-class system.

So, it’s no surprise that by the late 1970s, the lure of drug profits brought a massive migration of urban jobless and landless peasants to the predominantly FARC-controlled colonized regions.

Initially, the FARC was concerned that the new mass migration would undermine the political and social status quo in areas it controlled. At the same time, its income, from war taxes imposed on the local population in return for maintaining social order, increased dramatically.

New revenue enabled the rebel group to vastly improve its military capabilities, modernizing its weapons and improving the guerrilla fighter’s standard of living. In addition, the FARC was able to offer social and economic services “in the areas of credit, education, health, justice, registry, public works, and ecological and cultural programs.”

During the early years of the coca boom, the guerrillas and the drug lords worked together. Guerrillas controlled many of the coca growing regions while the cartels managed much of the cocaine production and trafficking.

FARC in Colombia History by Marion Delgado / The Rag Blog / December 30, 2009 Note: Much research for this article came from various reports produced by the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA); my thanks to them for keeping track of all this stuff over these many years. — md


Since the true backers and supporters of this “boom” were actually the slavemasters, it’s also no surprise to find that the leaders of the drug cartels began trying to do the class-rise thing. The Medllin and Cali cartels began investing their new found wealth in property, primarily large cattle ranches, (and of course kicking the people off or trying to enslave them). The new landowners soon began organizing their own paramilitary armies in order to fight the guerrillas and those they saw as guerrilla sympathizers and it was official – there could be no alliance with the now revealing themselves enemy, the FARC had been hornswoggled by slavemaster operatives and “giant carrots” of lots of money.

Now the fight began in earnest.

For 50 years the FARC and its predecessors have claimed to be fighting for agrarian reform and social justice for Colombia’s peasant population. The FARC has evolved into a powerful military force of 15,000 to 20,000 fighters who now control approximately 40% of the country. A U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) report issued in November 1997 found that “the Colombian Armed Forces could be defeated within five years unless the country’s government regains political legitimacy and its armed forces are drastically restructured.”

U.S. President Bill Clinton’s bizarre Drug Czar, Gen. Barry McCaffrey, echoed these findings when he claimed that Colombian democracy is seriously threatened by the growing military strength of the guerrillas.

FARC in Colombia History by Marion Delgado / The Rag Blog / December 30, 2009 Note: Much research for this article came from various reports produced by the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA); my thanks to them for keeping track of all this stuff over these many years. — md


Bill Clinton

Democracy? Did he really try and call that disgusting two-class Catholic system democracy?

Kermit the frog excited

McCaffrey and Clinton

Mccaffrey and Clinton

Bearing in mind that it is through the “friendly” interactions between David Miscavige, Mark Rathbun and the Church of Scientology with President Clinton, that the church was finally able to strong-arm the IRS and get its tax exemption back.

Of course, that followed on the heels of church involvement in helping Colombia become that two-class system farce they call democracy, while attacking those “nasty rebels” in the process.


Man, Thomas Jefferson would be rolling over in his grave to have these people anywhere near associated with what he envisioned as democracy.

pointing the finger at 2

Shame on you – David Miscavige.


Such statements lead one to believe that McCaffrey’s concept of “democracy” involves social order being “maintained” under a military state of siege, impunity for paramilitary forces who regularly massacre the civilian population, political candidates in opposition to the Conservative and Liberal elite being routinely assassinated, a judicial system paralyzed by fear, rigged and stolen elections, and thousands of peasants whose only economic means of survival is illicit coca production.

Indeed, if the ruling political, economic and military elite, aided by the paracos, continue to stifle truly democratic reform, the demise of Colombian “democracy” may well be inevitable.

FARC in Colombia History by Marion Delgado / The Rag Blog / December 30, 2009 Note: Much research for this article came from various reports produced by the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA); my thanks to them for keeping track of all this stuff over these many years. — md


Exactly so. That’s the general idea – to kill any actual democracy and replace it with this two-class catholic pseudo-democracy that is really the same old feudalism in disguise, just with the peasants having more money to keep them from revolting – that’s the ONLY real difference.

For its part, the U.S. appears intent on “Salvadorizing” the conflict. Colombia, as was the case with El Salvador in the 1980’s, is today the hemisphere’s leading recipient of U.S. military aid. And it appears that Washington, in its attempt to prevent a guerrilla victory, is once again intent on supporting a repressive military closely allied to right-wing death squads. Such a policy will inevitably result in the continued suffering of the Colombian people, who are routinely subject to massacres, torture, disappearance, kidnapping, and forced displacement.

FARC in Colombia History by Marion Delgado / The Rag Blog / December 30, 2009 Note: Much research for this article came from various reports produced by the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA); my thanks to them for keeping track of all this stuff over these many years. — md

“…to prevent a guerrilla victory…supporting a repressive military closely allied to right-wing death squads

Well, that’s so utterly and horribly true you just can’t imagine – but never fear. I’ll be going deep into how all that worked in the next segment, leading up to the final segment where we will find out just how closely involved the front groups of scientology and the unification church were involved together in all this.

Cheers, kids.



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