Main Menu | Hudson County Facts | Jersey City Stories | Jersey City Politics | New Jersey Mafia | E-mail This Page

The Boss
THE MANUFACTURE OF CONSENT IN JERSEY CITY MACHINE

By David Dayton McKean
This Web version, edited by GET NJ, COPYRIGHT 2003

Suppression of opponents. Control of halls. The anti-public meeting ordinance, the anti-pamphlet ordinance. The deportation of invaders and residents. Two blows from the Supreme Court. The control of newspapers. The boycott of the `Jersey Journal.' Editors and reporters and their wives on the payroll. Control of distributors: `Life' and the New York `Post' barred from sale in Jersey City.

The nature of the people is variable, and whilst it is easy to persuade them, it is difficult to fix them in that persuasion. Matters should, therefore, be so ordered that when men no longer believe of their own accord they may be compelled to believe by force.


IT HAS OFTEN been observed that the Statue of Liberty, which is visible from the streets of the Horseshoe, stands with her back to Jersey City. Her position is appropriate, because the city behind her has a record for the suppression of civil liberties that cannot be equaled in any other municipality of the same size in the United States. The political machine forms, with its organized group support, the positive side of Jersey City politics; the suppression of criticism forms the negative. The citizens, as far as possible, are to be persuaded by a careful linking up of their interests with those of the organization; beyond that point of persuasion, whether they believe or not, they must be made to acquiesce.

Next

Main Menu

More About Frank Hague

Hudson County Facts by Anthony Olszewski
Hudson County, New Jersey is a place of many firsts - including genocide and slavery.
Political corruption is a tradition here.
First issue in a series by Anthony Olszewski
Click HERE to find out more.

Advertiser and Distributor
Inquiries Welcome

Second Thief, Best Thief - The Tunnel Bar by Anthony Olszewski  Stories from a Jersey City Tavern

GRAVE ROBBER Jersey City Computer Repair
297 Griffith Street, Jersey City, NJ - In the Heights just off of Kennedy Blvd. - Very close to Journal Square and Union City, just five minutes away from Hoboken, Downtown Jersey City, Newport, and the Waterfront - 201-798-2292 - Tech support for The Jersey City Mayor's Office during the administration of Bret Schundler - PC repair - upgrade, hardware install, software install, data recovery, spyware removal, virus removal, replace hard drive

Jersey City Garden Post Card (196 Ogden Ave., original, not mailed) – $5.00
Mail your check to Anthony Olszewski, 297 Griffith Steet, Jersey City, N.J., 07307
To pay by PayPal, e-mail aolsz@bellatlantic.net

The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and The Central Railroad Terminal
Visit Liberty State Park!

Questions? Need more information?

About the images at the Jersey City History Web Site