America 2005 Is Germany 1930

2005-03-02

Richard Moore

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America 2004 Is Germany 1930

Norman D. Livergood

We who live in the post-World War II period possess an
immensely valuable symbol, even if we don't understand it or
use it effectively: the example of Nazi Germany.

        "The German experiment, except to those who are its victims,
        is particularly interesting, and, like the offer of a strong
        man to let himself be vivisected, should make a great
        contribution to political science. For the Germans are the
        most gifted and most highly educated people who ever devoted
        the full strength of a modern state to stopping the exchange
        of ideas; they are the most highly organized people who ever
        devoted all the coercive power of government to the abolition
        of their own intellectual life; they are the most learned
        people who ever pretended to believe that the premises and the
        conclusion of all inquiry may be fixed by political fiat."
        - Walter Lippmann. (1936), The Good Society

An Unknown Episode In American History

Nazi Germany was created by the
<http://www.new-enlightenment.com/criminality.htm> criminal
cabal that currently rules the United States and much of the
world. One of the early underlings of this cabal was Prescott
Bulsh, Dubya's grandfather. Prescott Bush was a director of
the Union Banking Corporation, which the U.S. government took
over in 1942 under the Trading with the Enemy Act. The U.S.
Alien Property Custodian seized Union Banking Corporation
stock shares, all of which were owned by E. Roland Harriman,
Prescott Bush, three Nazi executives, and two other associates
of Prescott Bush.

President Franklin Roosevelt's Alien Property Custodian, Leo
T. Crowley, signed Vesting Order Number 248
<http://www.new-enlightenment.com/profiteering.htm> seizing
the property of Prescott Bush under the Trading with the Enemy
Act. The order, published in obscure government record books
and kept out of the news, explained nothing about the Nazis
involved; only that the Union Banking Corporation was run for
the Thyssen family of Germany and/or Hungary, nationals of a
designated enemy country.

This act by the U.S. government made it clear that Prescott
Bush and the other directors of the Union Banking Corporation
were in essence front men for the Nazis. By keeping news of
this seizure quiet, the American government avoided the more
important issue: in what way were Hitler and his Nazi cohorts
set up, armed, and supported by the New York and London cartel
of which Prescott Bush was an executive manager?

On Oct. 28, 1942, the U.S. government issued orders seizing
two Nazi front organizations run by the Bush-Harriman bank:
the Holland-American Trading Corporation and the Seamless
Steel Equipment Corporation. Nazi interests in the
Silesian-American Corporation, long managed by Prescott Bush
and his father-in-law, George Herbert Walker, were seized
under the Trading with the Enemy Act on November 17, 1942. In
this action, the government announced that it was seizing only
the Nazi interests, leaving the Nazis' U.S. partners to carry
on the business.

These were actions taken by the U.S. government during
wartime, but Prescott Bush and his collaborators had already
played a central role in financing and arming Adolf Hitler for
his takeover of Germany. Harriman, Bush and the other cabal
puppets had financed the buildup of Nazi war industries for
the conquest of Europe and war against the U.S. They had also
helped in the development of Nazi genocide theories and racial
propaganda, with the slave labor and extermination camps as
the result.

The cabal that controls America has moved as rapidly as
possible to bring about the same conditions of dictatorship
and fascism in the U.S. as it did in Nazi Germany in the
1930s. The first major thrust toward fascism began during the
Bush takeover of the Reagan presidency. During
<http://www.tarpley.net/bushb.htm> Bush Senior's (second)
presidency he pulled off the Iran-Contra drugs-for-weapons
crime, the savings-and-loan heist, the illegal use of U.S.
military force to protect Bush's criminal collaboration with
Manuel Noriega, his man in Panama, and many other crimes of
state. Beginning in 2000, the cabal forced their chosen puppet
into the U.S. presidency and have now put in place a mechanism
to steal all future elections in America. As they did in
Germany, they have now destroyed the beadrock of democracy,
the right of citizens to vote for their leaders.


American Citizen Complicity in the Current Fascist Dictatorship

The 2004 election revealed that many American citizens are as
intellectually and morally incompetent as the Germans in 1930.
Such incompetence and ignorance always lead to tyranny. The
United States is exactly at the same point in national
degradation as the German nation in the 1930s when Hitler
assumed absolute power and began his regime of mass murder and
war crimes against the people of the world.

We've been conditioned to see Germany under Hitler as an
unquestionably horrible example of dictatorial tyranny and
inhuman barbarity -- and to see our present American culture as
completely opposite to that of Nazi Germany. And we like to
think that if a tyranny such as that in Germany under the Nazi
regime were present and growing in America we'd unquestionably
be able to see it.

So it's a shock when we realize: most people living in Nazi
Germany didn't see the tyranny! They thought it was the best
time of their lives!

Milton Mayer's book,
<http://www.thirdreich.net/Thought_They_Were_Free_nn4.html>
They Thought They Were Free, concerns Germans still living
after World War II who had been members of the Nazi Party.
Mayer came to know them and studied their lives and attitudes.

"As we know Nazism, it was a naked, total tyranny which
degraded its adherents and enslaved its opponents and
adherents alike; terrorism and terror in daily life, private
and public; brute personal and mob injustice at every level of
association . . .

"These nine ordinary Germans [who lived in Nazi Germany] knew
it otherwise, and they still know it otherwise.

"An autocracy? [they say] Yes, of course . . . But a tyranny,
as you Americans use the term? Nonsense."

How could Germans living under Hitler's National Socialism not
have seen what it was? How did their lack of social and
personal awareness make them blind to their reality?

How could Americans now possibly be living under a creeping
dictatorship and not know it? And how could we not only not
see a police state condition but actually think we're living
in complete freedom?

Because most of us don't WANT to know what's going on. We've
<javascript:Remote5();> lost the ability to think critically
about political, economic, and social dangers confronting us.

If we have a job -- as most people did in Nazi Germany -- if
the political-economic system seems stable -- as it does in
America -- then that's all we want to know.


            "When [modern man] is completely infantile ... he does not
            need and does not have an understanding of the outer world. It
            exists for him merely as gratification or denial."
            - Walter Lippmann (1889-1973)

To the Germans in Mayer's study, each occasion of Nazi
violence was worse than the last, but only a little worse. So
they waited for the one shocking event, thinking that they
would join with others if or when it happened. But as the
violence escalated, no one rose up to condemn the
concentration camps and general oppression. No one wanted to
act alone, and when a mass uprising failed to occur, the
common people just let events take their course. They
progressively lost the ability to understand the horror of
Nazism and the will to oppose it.

Similarly, we don't see the growing fascism in America and the
world because we don't want to see it and because it happens
somewhat gradually, which makes it almost imperceptible to
those who don't think critically. Everything in your society
-- Nazi Germany or twenty-first century America -- seems so
ordinary.

The Progressive Loss of Freedom in the United States

        · The 2004 election was stolen by the Bush junta:
        
                o <http://www.gregpalast.com/detail.cfm?artid=392&row=0> Kerry
                Actually Won the Election!
                
                o <http://www.gregpalast.com/detail.cfm?artid=389&row=0> At
                least a million votes were stolen even before the election
                started
                
                o <http://www.democraticunderground.com> Exit polls closely
                match reported results, except in those states that had
                electronic voting machines with no paper trail
                
                o <http://www.bluelemur.com/> E-voting machines malfunctioned
                in all states where they were used
        
        
        
        · In 2000, the American people lost the right to elect their
        president when the U.S. Supreme Court commited a coup d'etat
        by approving the stealing of the presidency by George W. Bush
        -- in spite of major media companies paying milions to
        contrive a "recount" which they
        <http://www.bushnews.com/gorebush.htm> falsely claim proves
        Bush won the election
        
        
        · The 11/14/01 announcement that any person designated as a
        terrorist by the President is to be placed under the control
        of the Secretary of Defense and not allowed the aid of US or
        foreign courts -- a giant-step in our march
        <http://www.new-enlightenment.com/police_state.htm> toward a
        total police state
        
        · Persons are being held in American prisons without being
        allowed to contact their attorney
        
        · The consultations between persons in American prisons and
        their attorneys are being monitored by "justice" officials
        
        · Men, women, and children can be murdered without compunction
        -- as at Ruby Ridge and Waco -- and the person ultimately
        responsible for these "police-state" atrocities will be
        promoted to become the head of the agency guilty of these
        crimes.
        
        · persons convicted of crimes are being appointed to critical
        positions in the Bush administration

As 1930s Germans and twenty-first century Americans wait,
believing things won't get any worse -- it's finally too late.
The imperceptible changes have totally transformed you and
your society into a totalitarian state. Self-deception has
infected almost everyone.

One of the Germans in Mayer's study was only shocked into
awareness when he heard his little boy say "Jew swine" and he
suddenly realized that his whole society had degenerated into
racism, leader-worship, violence, and depravity. By 1939, when
Hitler had consolidated his power, most Germans citizens were
incapable of recognizing their society's corruption, so few
spoke out. Even fewer opposed the totalitarian nightmare.

By learning from the German Nazi tragedy, we can see -- in
twenty-first century America -- that we could easily wait too
long. For example, we must look at the interesting similarity
of Hitler's use of the <javascript:Remote();> Reichstag Fire
to seize dictatorial powers and Bush's use of the September 11
terrorist attack as his excuse to move us to a police state
where Bush can simply "declare" that a foreigner is a
terrorist and that person's rights become almost non-existent.

Without any necessity of presenting evidence, the president
can now brand a non-US-citizen -- OR A US CITIZEN -- a
"terrorist" and the suspect is brought before a secret
military tribunal where the rules of evidence and prisoner
rights are drastically attenuated. Hitler was able to brand
anyone he considered an enemy and see that that person was
summarily executed. How long will it be before President Bush
begins to brand as "terrorist" <javascript:Remote2();> any US
citizen who disagrees with him?

The fact that ivy league university professors and other
supposedly intelligent persons think Bush's seizure of such
police-state powers is okay, and the civilian and military
cover-up of torture in American prisons in Iraq and Cuba,
proves that the fascist mentality is rampant in our society.

In the United States and the world today, we still can stop
this escalating descent into total tyranny. We can learn to
face up to the political, economic, and social oppression that
is rampant; learn to think critically about what our leaders
are doing, and join together
<http://www.new-enlightenment.com#1> 1 to safeguard and
re-establish our freedoms. But we must not delay, we cannot
simply do nothing or we'll be plunged into the same terror
that destroyed Nazi Germany.

Pastor Niemoller, a German clergyman under the Nazi regime,
later confessed that when the Nazis attacked opposing groups
such as the Communists, he was a little uneasy. But, he said,
after all, he was not a communist, so he did nothing. When the
Nazis began to attack the Jews he was even more uneasy, but he
still did nothing. Then they attacked the Church, and because
he was a clergyman he tried to do something, but it was too
late.

We in the modern world are in exactly the same situation as
the German people in the early days of Nazi totalitarianism.
Daily, staring us in the face, is the unmistakable evidence of
brutality, economic oppression, fear-ridden conformity,
pleasure-deadened mindlessness, ignorant know-it-allness, and
unashamed hatred of the "different," the "unpopular," the
momentary devil-enemy.

But people totally blinded by their pursuit of pleasure or
engrossed in destroying some enemy (the anti-abortionists
killing their enemies, U.S. leaders killing tens of thousands
of Iraqis and thousands of American soldiers) don't see the
crises in the modern world.

The general intellectual incompetence of Americans at present
leads directly to a blindness to our current catastrophic
situation. Without the learned ability to make decisive
distinctions, people cannot discriminate between, for example,
"economic downturn" and depression, or between "change of
leaders through free elections" and coup d'etat through monied
interests buying and selling presidents and congresspersons.
Our minds are so undeveloped that we lack the capacity to
discriminate between the essentials and the changing,
superficial forms.

"There couldn't be a police state in the U.S.," says Joe
American, "because we don't see men in uniforms with swastikas
on their armbands goose-stepping down our streets! "

"We can't be losing our freedoms," says Jane American, because
I didn't see anything about it in the New York Times and Tom
Brokaw said nothing about it on the evening news."

We like to delude ourselves that the 1930s German citizen was
some special case. <http://www.new-enlightenment.com#2> 2 But
Nazism didn't arise because a few maniacs somehow got into
power and did something unique to the German people's minds.
Those myths have been exploded once and for all by our more
recent understanding that those same tactics have been used
and are being used to enslave the minds of people in many
different societies.

        "'Fascism' is only the organized political expression of the
        structure of the average man's character, a structure that is
        confined neither to certain races or nations nor to certain
        parties, but is general and international. . . 'Fascism' is
        the basic emotional attitude of the suppressed man of our
        authoritarian machine civilization and its
        mechanistic-mystical conception of life."
        - Wilhelm Reich, The Mass Psychology of Fascism

So our present "enemy" is our own conditioned lack of
progressive awarness, our love of ease, our unwillingness to
dispel our social and moral delusions, our headlong rush into
the mindless attitude that "everything is okay."

Even though our society faces a truly alarming situation,
people find ways to ignore the peril. One way to do this is to
assume that such an episode as the 1930s-1940s Nazi terror is
no longer a threat. But we have a number of horrible examples
of what happens TODAY to a society when its people fail to
develop progressive awareness abilities, the most ghastly
perhaps being that of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

Ever since this indefensible horror, few Americans have had
the ability to ask the critical questions:

        · <http://www.new-enlightenment.com/blowback.htm> what was the
        cause of the September 11th attacks?
        
        · <http://www.new-enlightenment.com/pearlharbor.htm> was there
        prior knowledge of (or even complicity) by the U.S. government
        in the terrorist attacks?
        
        · <http://www.new-enlightenment.com/profiteering.htm> is there
        a hidden agenda in the wars on Afghanistan and Iraq?
        
        · Is Bush setting up a police state?
        
Thus we return to the absolute necessity to learn how to think
critically. And perhaps now we can begin to see why it is
essential to our very existence. Progressive awareness is no
longer an intellectual option for the few; it is a necessary
tool for discovering what kind of people we have allowed
ourselves to become.

Through self-study and change we must find out just what in us
makes it possible for a new, more sophisticated "Nazism" to
now be taking control, a more insidious brand of fascism,
undetected because the blatant symbols and familiar
catchphrases are indiscernible to our undeveloped minds. We
either learn to use progressive awareness now, or we can
passively watch while the new, disguised gas-chambers and
death squads are prepared for us.
 
Are You a War Criminal?

You could, sometime in the future, be put on trial for FAILING
to fight against the crimes against humanity that the Bush
administration is now perpetrating! You certainly are
complicit in the Bush administration's destruction of
constitutional freedoms if you fail to speak out against:

        · their refusal of due process and habeaus corpus to foreign
        detainees in Cuba and the U.S.
        
        · their allowing the CIA, the FBI, and other intelligence
        agencies to spy on American citizens (tapping phone lines,
        seizing property based on trumped-up charges, monitoring
        internet usage, and on and on)
        
        · their deliberate, unabashed destruction of workers' rights
        and welfare in acting for big-money interests (e.g. Enron,
        Halliburton, agribusinesses, Afghan pipeline) in every arena
        
        · their lying about not having been informed prior to 9/11
        about Arab men training in American flight schools and
        planning to hijack large airliners
        
        · their use of their own failure to act on the warnings they
        had received to justify grabbing even more power, at the
        expense of our civil liberties, by deceiving Congress and the
        American people

In a democracy such as ours in America, it's the
responsibility of citizens to inform themselves and to
struggle against any encroachment of constitutional liberties.
If some people are too unintelligent or morally deficient to
see the tyrannous acts of the Bush administration, if some
people are too cowardly to stand against those acts, it's
still your individual responsibility as an American citizen to
uphold the principles of democracy on which this nation is
founded. One of the most effective ways of feeling this is to
view the 1961 Academy Award-winning film, "Judgment at
Nuremberg," and consider how you could, in the future, be
considered as one of three classes of war criminals depicted
in the film:

        ·  Nazi villains such as Goering (though not depicted in this
        movie, the Nuremberg tribunals included Goering's trial and
        conviction as a war criminal)
        
        · Ordinary criminals such as the German judges who took
        advantage of the Nazi tyranny to feather their own nests
        
        · Germans who prided themselves on upholding the nation's
        principles, such as Emil Janning, former German secretary of
        justice (portrayed in the movie by Burt Lancaster) and the
        widow of a convicted German general executed for ordering the
        murder of American POWs (portrayed by Marlene Dietrich). These
        kinds of people were shocked when they found that the world
        held them responsible for what had happened in Nazi Germany.

Abby Mann's brilliant screenplay "Judgment at Nuremberg"
drives home several crucial points that we cannot afford to
overlook:

        · We're responsible for being aware of of what's going on in
        our society; we can't plead ignorance. In the movie, the
        defense attorney argued strenuously that all those who
        supported or tolerated Nazis were guilty, not just those
        individuals then being tried.
        
        · We must make sure we're aware of what kind of criminal
        trampling of our constitution and war crimes our government
        officials may be involving us in.
        
        · American leaders (<javascript:Remote8();> especially the
        Bush family), Britain (open letter to the "Times" by Winston
        Churchill in 1938 praising the strength of Hitler), the
        Vatican (corcordat with the Nazis), and others were all
        complicit in creating the Nazi horror, as the defense attorney
        in the movie pointed out.
        
        · We cannot legitimately try to excuse ourselves with
        catch-phrases such as:
        
                o "My country right or wrong"
                
                o "I'm only following orders"
                
                o "We don't make the laws, we merely carry them out"
                
                o "I'm only agreeing with the ideas of our leaders"
                
                o "If I'm critical of my country's leaders, I'm a traitor"

The Bush administration is currently, and was previously,
involved in war crimes in Afghanistan and is complicit in
encouraging
<http://wsws.org/articles/2002/may2002/isra-m02.shtml>
Israel's war crimes against the Palestinian people (just as
the Arab states are encouraging Palestinian terrorists to
commit war crimes in their suicide bombings).

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger says he's too busy
to answer a subpoena ordering him to appear before a Paris
judge investigating
<http://www.robertscheer.com/1_natcolumn/01_columns/062601.htm
> crimes by the Kissinger-backed Pinochet regime in Chile.

Former President Bush and other United States leaders
committed war crimes against
<http://www.deoxy.org/wc/wc-index.htm> Iraq (during and
following the Gulf War) and Yugoslavia (in the invasion of
Kosovo) and are still under indictment with the International
War Crimes Tribunal.

It's possible that American leaders at any level could at some
time in the future be brought before an international war
crimes tribunal for those criminal acts. None of the excuses
above (the catch-phrases) would be allowed as mitigating
circumstances. In the movie, the defense attorney argued in
support of mitigation the fact that all German judges during
the Nazi regime were forced to swear to the Civil Sevant
Loyalty Oath of 1934.

Bush, Rumsfeld,
<http://www.new-enlightenment.com/ashcroft_dog.htm> Ashcroft,
and the other members of the current administration are trying
to frighten Americans by telling us that we are traitors if we
criticize their actions. On the contrary, they are traitors to
the American practice of democracy in trying to suppress
honest citizens' thought and dissent. It's possible the tables
may be turned, as in post-World War II Germany: the leaders
who forced obedience to criminal acts may be put on trial for
crimes against humanity!
 

"Imagine if you can a world in which truth is one general and
something we will call blindness is the opposing general.
These two simple factors one must choose between. There are no
neutrals. We are frankly for or against and hold our positions
by the force of the effort we put forth. The great struggle is
not only to conquer our opposing forces, but to reclaim and
form them into fighters for the truth."

Stewart Edward White

You are not so much struggling against the Bush administration
or any other form of tyranny as you are fighting for the
inalienable democratic principles which make this nation free:

        · The individual does not receive government and authority
        from a deity who gives his secular sword to princes and
        magistrates to rule by his divine right.
        
        · The individual does not have a subordinate place in a
        divinely inspired hierarchy, in which kings, nobelmen,
        political leaders, and corporate executives are placed above
        him as 'your highness.'
        
        · Government is voluntarily established by free individuals
        through a willful act of contract, individuals rationally
        consenting to limit their own freedom and to obey civil
        authority in order to have public protection of their natural
        rights.
        
        · Government's purpose is to serve the interests of the
        people, to enable individuals to enjoy peacefully their rights
        to life, liberty, and property.

We're facing a life-or-death crisis with the Bush
administration's attack on our constitutional rights. On May
30, 2002, using their own incompetence as an excuse, they gave
the F.B.I. totalitarian state powers to spy on Americans
through the passage of the unconstitutional
<javascript:Remote11();> "Patriot Act."

With the Bush junta having stolen another four years to rain
terror on America and the world, we Americans must immediately
wake up to the dangers facing us and begin:

        · <http://www.new-enlightenment.com/PAindex2.htm> Regaining
        our ability to be informed citizens
        
        · Learning from our own history how to
        <http://www.new-enlightenment.com/complelting2.htm> bring down
        a tyrant


 The stealing of the 2004 election by the Bush junta was a
 blatant display of tyranny and reveals to all the world that
 the criminal cabal behind Bush is intent on destroying every
 vestige of democracy. Informed citizens worldwide now realize
 that they must unite to take back their governments and their
 countries.

1 <http://www.new-enlightenment.com/banana_rep.htm> "Building
a Unified Activist Citizen Taskforce"

2 Molly Harrower (1976). "Were Hitler's Henchman Mad?",
Psychology Today, July, pp. 76-80. Also see the review by
Richard L. Rubenstein in the same issue of Psychology Today of
the book The Nuremberg Mind.


Updates:

        · <http://www.wired.com/news/evote/0,2645,65623,00.html> House
        Democrats Call for Election Investigation
        
        ·
        <http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2004/11/05/loc_warrenvote05.
        html> How the vote was stolen in Warren county, Ohio
        
        ·
        <http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/05/opinion/05krugman.html?hp>
        Krugman: No Surrender!
        
        · <http://www.commondreams.org/views04/1104-38.htm>
        Corporations control US voting results
        
        · <http://www.michaelmoore.com/> Michael Moore: 17 Reasons to
        Take Hope
        
        ·
        <http://www.legitgov.org/
        pressrelease_stolen_election_2004_110404.html> Citizens for
        Legitimate Government calls for investigation into the
        criminal actions of the Republicans in the 2004 election
        
        ·
        <http://www.legitgov.org/essay_schiffler_choice_clear_110404.
        html> Don't Give Up!
        
        · <http://blackboxvoting.org/> Black Box Voting Web Site
        declares 2004 election a fraud
        
        · <http://www.ejfi.org/Voting/Voting-20.htm> How the
        Republicans stole the 2004 election
        
        ·
        <http://disc.server.com/discussion.cgi?disc=149495;article=
        69257;title=APFN> Resistance is not futile

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