Op-Ed: Is America A Fascist Nation?

31 01 2008

RISE OF THE FOURTH REICH

As anyone who has ever heard Robert F. Kennedy Jr. speak on the subject of fascism already knows, he says that America is not veering towards becoming a fascist state — he thinks we’re already there, friends.

According to Kennedy, we passed that mile marker a long time ago.

In his 2004 book Crimes Against Nature (soon to be a documentary film), Kennedy strongly implies that we live in a fascist country and that the Bush White House picked up more than a few tricks from the Nazis.

“While communism is the control of business by government, fascism is the control of government by business,” he writes. “My American Heritage Dictionary defines fascism as ‘a system of government that exercises a dictatorship of the extreme right, typically through the merging of state and business leadership together with belligerent nationalism.’ Sound familiar?”

He quotes Hitler’s propaganda chief Herman Goerring: “It is always simply a matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.”

Kennedy then adds: “The White House has clearly grasped the lesson.”

Kennedy also quotes Benito Mussolini’s insight that “fascism should more appropriately be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power.”

“The biggest threat to American democracy is corporate power,” Kennedy told us.

“There is vogue in the White House to talk about the threat of big government. But since the beginning of our national history, our most visionary political leaders have warned the American public against the domination of government by corporate power. That warning is missing in the national debate right now. Because so much corporate money is going into politics, the Democratic Party itself has dropped the ball. They just quash discussion about the corrosive impact of excessive corporate power on American democracy.”

SO AT LEAST SOME OF US SEE WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW…

But how many realize that fascism is hardly new to the United States?

This isn’t something that just suddenly happened over the past 7 years.

In actual fact, the cancer has been growing here since the 1920s, back when Mussolini was still fashionable and Hitler’s brand of socialism looked like a plan that just might work in the USA. Many powerful, influential, and seemingly otherwise intelligent people believed adopting a fascist system here would be the only way to end the Great Depression. After all, it had worked so well in Germany and Italy, hadn’t it?

Charles Chaplin as Hitler in The Great Dictator

Charles Chaplin parodies Hitler in his 1939 classic film, The Great Dictator.

(United Artists.)

In the 1930s, the fasces (an ancient Roman symbol adopted by the Nazis at about that same time) started showing up on our money, in our government buildings and public landmarks. Check out a few comparative photographic examples here.

Our attitudes towards the Fascists supposedly changed after 1940 – but if that is true, why did we bring over so many of the top German Nazis after the war and protect them from prosecution at the Hague?

Why haven’t the fascist symbols in the halls of Congress and on our currency been removed? It’s only been 67 years since the U.S. entered World War Two; you’d think someone would have gotten around to it by now.

And why the hell is there a building on a US Naval Base shaped like a Swastika?

Hardly anyone knew of this building outside the Coronado Naval Amphibious Base near San Diego until recently when Google mapped it. The story spread like a California wildfire through the blogosphere, eventually being picked up by the mainstream media.

Needless to say, the Navy had some ‘splainin’ to do.

Since the building was constructed well after WWII (in 1967), they can hardly claim to be ignorant of the symbolism. Even though the Swastika is an ancient symbol of luck, love and peace in many cultures, the Nazis perverted it into a symbol of hatred, intolerance and mass murder in the 20th century. When you see a Swastika today, what does it make you think of? Your first thought probably has nothing to do with world peace.

Maybe this was not the best PR move for an Allied military in the postwar era. I might wager a guess that any parent who lost a son in WWII fighting the Nazis would be deeply offended by such a building on a US NAVY BASE if they had known of it! Especially if that dead son had served in the Navy or Air Force.

Navy officials admitted to having “discovered” this many years ago (uh, how could they have missed it in the first place, one wonders?) but since there is a no-fly zone above the naval base, they figured no one would see it.

Well, the eagle eyes of Google Earth miss nothing.

And now that the secret is out, the Navy has announced that they will be spending $600,000 to alter the shape of the building into something less offensive — like a square, for example.

TIME TO WAKE UP AND SMELL THE GAS

Talk to people in the 9/11 Truth movement and they will tell you that September 11th was a sort of fire sacrifice to whatever Dark Lords these Nazi bastards worship. I don’t know about that, although I’m far from convinced the Twin Towers were brought down by two commercial jetliners. Looked like someone just hit a detanator button to me.

And don’t get me started on whether or not a plane actually hit the Pentagon.

Or the Bush family ties to top Nazis dating back long before WWII. (Although unlike many of the 9/11 conspiracy theories, this is a well-documented historical fact.)

The old adage, “power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely” is proven true again and again. The controllers establish total power over us while we nap blissfully in an illusion of freedom. By the time we wake up and fully realize the deep shit we’re really in, it’s too late. We’re already on the train with a one-way ticket to Auchwitz.

We never seem to see it coming, even when it was right in our faces the whole time. That’s the trouble with rose-colored glasses.

When History Repeats...

“It is a quite special secret pleasure how the people around us fail to realize what is really happening to them.”

— Adolf Hitler

Some say it’s already too late and that the coup d’ etat has long been complete. They say that fascism is too deeply rooted in our government over too many decades to be rooted out. I hate to join that doom-and-gloom camp, but sometimes I wonder if they are right.

Maybe we missed our golden opportunity to stop this snowball careening downhill 15 years ago when we watched a church filled with men, women and children torched by our loving government and we did nothing. (Besides, everybody knows those Branch Davidians were just a bunch of whacko fundamentalists anyway, so who why stick your neck out to raise a First Amendment question in the middle of a human barbecue?)

Was that us, the United States of America, openly conducting religious genocide in 1993?

So when it happens in other countries, genocide is bad, but when we do it to our own people, that’s acceptable? What the hell are we saying? Do we hear ourselves? And where is this line of thinking ultimately going to take us as the “moral leaders” of the world?

To my mind (and at least that of former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark as well), Waco was America’s Kristallnacht and unfortunately the majority of Americans reacted to it the same way the Germans did in 1938 — with either outright approval or disinterested acquiescence.

When will we ever learn?

Copyright RFKin2008.com.

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12 responses

1 02 2008
Sabrina

15 years this month since the initial raid on Waco and STILL no JUSTICE!

1 02 2008
Mary

Great post!

BTW, for anybody keeping score out there, both the genocides in Rwanda and Waco happened on Bill Clinton’s watch.

Of course Clinton ignored Rwanda until it was too late. 800,000 people dead before it was over.

And the Clintons never lifted a finger to hold Attorney General Janet Reno (the butcher of WAco) accountable for the government-sponsored genocide in Waco.

Remember this before you vote for Hillary.

1 02 2008
Jon Meyers

What happened in Waco was an outrage and an atrocity.

If the Waco cops had reason to believe that Koresh was molesting children, all they had to do was arrest him. he went jogging every morning at 6am and was always in town by himself. They could have easily apprehended him w/o incident.

There are cases every day in this country of suspected child molesters or people posessing illegal weapons. These cases are resolved through the court system. We have a process that says everyone is innocent until proven guilty. That was NOT followed in Waco.

Child molesters are abhorrent and should be behind bars. But gassing, shooting and burning to death 70 innocent men, women and children (now we kill the alleged victims, too?) just to get one guy is sick. It makes us far worse than the molesters.

1 02 2008
Helen

I agree with what Jon writes above, but Waco really upset me because of the blatant violation of religious freedom and the first amendement.

We have lots of churches in this country that are offbeat or practise strange forms of religion (we tolerate Scientology, Paganism, even the Church of Satan) – but we don’t burn them to the ground while they are filled with innocent parishoners!!!!

Imagine the outrage had this been done to a Catholic church or a Jewish synagogue. Where is the anger when we kill scores of Seventh Day Adventists? Christians?

Shame on us. We are Nazis if we allow this to go on.

7 02 2008
Hal

The Austin Lounge Lizards wrote a song back in the 90s that speaks to this kind of religious hypocrisy:

JESUS LOVES ME (BUT HE CAN’T STAND YOU)

I know you smoke, I know you drink that brew
I just can’t abide a sinner like you
God can’t either, that’s why I know it to be true that
Jesus loves me–but he can’t stand you

I’m going to heaven, boys, when I die
‘Cause I’ve crossed every “t” and I’ve dotted every “i’
My preacher tell me that I’m God’s kind of guy; that’s why
Jesus loves me–but you’re gonna fry

God loves all his children, by gum
That don’t mean he won’t incinerate some
Can’t you feel those hot flames licking you
Woo woo woo

I’m raising my kids in a righteous way
So don’t be sending your kids over to my house to play
Yours’ll grow up stoned, left-leaning, and gay; I know
Jesus told me on the phone today

Jesus loves me, this I know
And he told me where you’re gonna go
There’s lots of room for your kind down below
Whoa whoa whoa

Jesus loves me but he can’t stand you . .

30 04 2008
Mike Hanson

Letter to the editor
The Gonzales Inquirer

*PLEASE DISTRIBUTE FREELY*

PUNISHING THE INNOCENT

In response to Greg Little’s recent editorial on why the state’s illegal seizure of the children in Eldorado, Texas is a *good* thing, I am writing to respectfully and vehemently disagree.

I wonder if Mr. Little has any memory (as we Texans do) of the disastrous raid that took place 15 years ago in a little town called Mt. Carmel outside Waco? Does he recall this awful event, a 51-day standoff which ended in the fiery deaths of 76 men, women and children — and that the whole tragic blunder began with some vague allegation that David Koresh was molesting young girls inside the church “compound”?

Over the past decade, I have met and interviewed the few remaining survivors of the Waco incident. I have published these interviews in books, articles and produced a documentary film about the disaster because I believe the truth must be heard by the American people. I am convinced that no children were ever abused by the Branch Davidians. These charges were trumped-up and false, used as a phony reason to launch a military-style raid on a church.

And who died in the fire? Who were the real victims of Waco? The innocents. Babies, young children, women, the elderly…all perished in the fire. They did nothing wrong and never deserved such a frightful, horrible fate. If Koresh was molesting children, he should have had his day in court. If the charges against him had been proven and he was convicted, he would have been punished, not the victims.

Now we see another potential disaster brewing in Eldorado. Once again in this case, it is the victims who are being punished by the state, not the alleged perpetrators. Going on nothing more than an unproven allegation that child abuse may or may not be occurring inside the “compound,” children are ripped from their mothers’ arms and shipped off to foster homes, where statistics show they are four times more likely to be abused.

Locals will remember the heartbreaking case of 8 year-old Crystal Ramirez about a year ago. This little girl was taken from her mother by Child Protective Services and placed her in a foster home with relatives who abused her until she died in their custody. And I wonder how many stories like this one we will eventually hear about the FLDS Mormon children from Eldorado who have now been tossed into foster homes.

Above all, this is a First Amendment issue. As I see it, either we have freedom of religion in America or we don’t. If we tolerate the unorthodox and seemingly strange religious practices of the Church of Scientology, the Hare Krishnas, and even the Church of Satan in this country (we don’t raid their churches!), we must also recognize the rights of offbeat sects of Christianity to practice their religion as well, so long as they are not infringing upon the rights or property of others.

Until these allegations of abuse are proven in a court of law with solid evidence and testimony, I will remain unconvinced that breaking up more than 450 families is a good idea. And I urge my fellow Texans to consider the plight of the “Innocents of Eldorado,” to think for a moment what their futures will be like in foster homes, and to remember well the lessons of history. Did we learn anything from Waco? Should we just accept whatever propaganda the media tries to force-feed us on this story?

Had the citizens of Gonzales simply done what they were told back in 1835, Texas would never have been an independent Republic, nor would we be a state today. And had Greg Little been writing for our local newspaper back then, I assume he would have encouraged us to be obedient little boys and girls and surrender that cannon to Mexico.

Where is our “Come and Take It” spirit, Texas?

Mike Hanson

Author/Filmmaker: “America – Wake Up or Waco”
“Bohemian Grove – Cult of conspiracy”
“Dark Secrets: Inside Bohemian Grove”
(with Alex Jones)

Watch the documentary film “America – Wake Up or Waco” online for free at:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3959095684085350467

26 05 2008
Patriot

I am a big fan of Mike hanson and Alex Jones – they are true patriots whose films are waking up the world!

Most of Mike’s videos are available online at Youtube or at http://mikehansonarchives.com

DEATH TO THE NEW WORLD ORDER!

26 08 2008
robert bratcher

the goverment showed no remorse for the kids
and babys that lost there lives

26 08 2008
robert bratcher

i hate the fact that the goverment is all powerful
here is something else the goverment is gonna get
theres they are gonna pay for what happend at
waco

11 12 2008
moseljack

Great stuff!

24 12 2008
Jim Lunsford

Thank you for your comment on my site, which has led me to this wonderful article. As I am sure you are well aware of my position on whether or not our country is fascist or not, it is simply a matter of WHEN did it become a fascist country.
I don’t know when it officially happened, but I mark 1913 as a turning point in our country. That was the year in which the traitor Woodrow Wilson gave us the Federal Reserve. Of particular interest, was that his “political brain” Col. House had written a book some years before in which the plot ran remarkably similar to the Great Depression. A book which had the mastermind characters rigging a stock market crash, which led to a depression severe enough for people to turn to the government for help. A plot which envisioned a takeover of the government and surrender of liberties by the people to a few “elites”. And then, of course, Bill Clinton stated one of the most important people to him was the author Carroll Quigley. He wrote the book “Tragedy and Hope”. It was a book which called for the establishment of two political parties which had no discernible difference in order to create a “stable” foreign policy. These writers are all the founding fathers of a New World Order.
Personally, I am more in favor of the Global Village model espoused by the sixties radical groups, in which we respect everyone’s rights and liberties.
However, though I most certainly do not believe Obama is any different than Bush, I still have the utmost faith in our citizenry, most especially our youth, to stand tall and fight for our liberty. For everyone’s liberty. But we must remain vigilant. I apologize for such a long rant, but I am practically obsessed with this matter, as I believe our nation’s future is at stake. Thank you again for your wonderful comments. Your friend in arms for liberty, Jim

2 05 2009
chrisy58

From the article:

“Some say it’s already too late and that the coup d’ etat has long been complete. They say that fascism is too deeply rooted in our government over too many decades to be rooted out. I hate to join that doom-and-gloom camp, but sometimes I wonder if they are right.

Maybe we missed our golden opportunity to stop this snowball careening downhill 15 years ago when we watched a church filled with men, women and children torched by our loving government and we did nothing. (Besides, everybody knows those Branch Davidians were just a bunch of whacko fundamentalists anyway, so who why stick your neck out to raise a First Amendment question in the middle of a human barbecue?)”

I know it is easy to sometimes give up hope, but one thing we must never do is give up HOPE. We must never stop FIGHTING to be FREE. I know that during the American Revolution that there were times when George Washington would get discouraged because it looked like we would loose, but we didn’t. We kept on fighting and we overcame. I believe that spirit is still inside of us, though many people have been brainwashed to the point where they can’t see the true condition of our nation.

Maybe it is because I am a spitfire and I don’t give up easily, but keep on fighting for what I believe in; but we can’t allow ourselves to be discouraged and just give up the fight to save this country from the EVIL that is doing its best to destroy all that is good about this nation. Most important we can’t allow them to take away our freedom without a fight. These are the DARK days. That is what I call them. We have a free media that is being silenced and so the American people are being dumbed down and not being educated to the truth. We have people in power who think nothing of lying or committing torture. We have large corporations who have so much money and power that they control the policies of our government and get away with their dark and evil deeds.

Wasn’t it RFK jr that said : “I can only say that those of us who care about this country have to keep fighting, and whether you think you’re gonna win or lose, you gotta just keep slugging and you gotta be ready to die with your boots on, because that’s what our forefathers did. They started a revolution, and they put their fortunes and their lives at stake. And we need to summon the same kind of courage from our generation, and demand that kind of courage from our leadership.” Robert F. Kennedy Jr

HIs words mean something to me because I have always believed the thoughts that were spoken in those words. I don’t want to hear doom and gloom or that all is lost. I don’t want to hear excuses of why we can’t even try. I want to hear that inspite of the odds we will continue to fight for the future of this country because we owe it to future generations of Americans to not give up and allow this country to be destroyed without the best fight we can give. We must be willing to fight, even though we know it won’t be easy and we could pay a price for standing up. We must be willing to take the risk that our Founding Fathers took.

I had a White Nationalist woman tell me on my blog that she admired my deep love for country and my passion. I find that to many Americans have just given up. They see the problems and they just give up and say all is lost and there is nothing I can do about it. WRONG, there is something you can do about it, and that is fight. As long as Americans are not willing to answer the call, then we will continue to allow the cancer of evil to grow in this country and to continue to control it. We have a choice. WE can fight as many brave American heroes who walked before us did and fight to save America even if it means we might die, or we can be cowards and do nothing as evil men continue to do evil deeds in the name of America. I can only speak for me, but I choose to pick up the torch and fight!!!!!

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