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Perhaps America will one day go fascist democratically, by popular vote.
~William L. Shirer (The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich)
Those who cannot
remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
(1863–1952), U.S. philosopher, poet.
Never forget that
everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
~Martin Luther King, jr.
How Hitler Became a Dictator
U.S. officials wish to demonize someone, they inevitably compare him
to Adolf Hitler. The message immediately resonates with people because
everyone knows that Hitler was a brutal dictator.
But how many people
know how Hitler actually became a dictator? My bet is, very few. I’d
also bet that more than a few people would be surprised at how he
pulled it off, especially given that after World War I Germany had
become a democratic republic.
The story of how
Hitler became a dictator is set forth in The Rise and Fall of the
Third Reich, by William Shirer, on which this article is based.
the last days of 1932, Hitler was contemplating suicide.....
Released from prison in 1924 after the Beer Hall Putsch got him a
light sentence for what was, after all, high treason, his Mein
Kampf a best-seller, and his Nazi Party back and stronger than
ever, he nonetheless was losing ground in the Reichstag.
Hindenberg - the much-respected and very popular President of the
Republic - was not pleased with the rough-and-tumble crowd that
seemed to compose Hitler's voting bloc, and various ministers were
conspiring against Hitler to keep him out of government
In 1932, they were succeeding. Hitler was facing a crucial
election. Members of the Nazi Party were in danger of defecting to
other political organizations. His own trusted disciples were
dividing the Party into warring factions that could not be
And on Halloween night - the pagan Sabbat of Samhain - his
mistress Eva Braun shot herself.
Although Eva survived what the doctors would later characterize as
a serious suicide attempt, Hitler himself knew he was politically
dead. It appeared as if he had lost the will to fight, and he
began to speak more and more of his own death. He entered the
political campaign a distracted, depressed leader who seemed
unable to hold his fractious Party together. They lost heavily in
the Reichstag five days later - losing seats to the hated
Communists - and the press began publishing the Party's obituary.
At this nadir of his career, he turned to an old friend whom he
had met years earlier, in 1926, in Berlin. This was Erik Jan
Hanussen, a famous astrologer and master of several occult
disciplines who had - it was said - taught Hitler everything from
the body language and gestures to use in public speaking to what
friends and associates he should cultivate.
The Viennese Hanussen - whose real name was Herschel
Steinschneider, the son of a Jewish vaudeville performer - began
his career as what Americans call a "carny," doing odd jobs in a
travelling circus, until he began his own newspaper and threatened
to publish vile things in it about people he knew unless they paid
up! This small-time blackmailer soon became interested in hypnosis
and mediumship and published several books on the subject,
eventually becoming the darling of the international socialite
set, a man who never failed to entertain at parties but who also
provided more serious assistance to those of his hosts who needed
a horoscope drawn up or a spell cast. He dyed his hair blond to
fit his new persona as a Danish aristocrat, and dived into the
frantic, heady atmosphere of the early 1930's Berlin competing
with astrologers, clairvoyants, and mediums of every description.
Although he had never cast Hitler's astrological chart before, now
in the late days of 1932 with Hitler morose and on the verge of
doing himself damage, Hanussen erected his natal and probably a
transit or progressed chart and appeared before Hitler with an
Hanussen told his host that there were good times ahead, but that
a few "obstacles" remained that had to be eliminated. The
implication was oddly surreal. The "obstacles" were not actual
people or circumstances. Instead Hanussen claimed, Hitler was the
victim of some sort of hex or magical spell.
History has not recorded who might have been responsible for this,
and it is possible that all Hanussen knew - or claimed - was that
"evil occult influences" were around Hitler, causing him to lose
his edge. We may fantasize about a lodge of German magicians,
summoning angelic forces to thwart the attempts of Hitler and his
Nazi Party to gain power in Germany. We may wonder if a witch or
sorcerer - operating alone in some mountain fastness of the
Obersalzberg, perhaps - was casting a spell against Hitler for
something as relatively trivial as a broken promise or unrequited
love, and thereby altering the course of European history forever.
We will certainly never know the actual dimensions of this baneful
influence around the Führer, but the outcome of Hanussen's
meditations was nothing short of spectacular.
In order to rid himself of this evil spell, he said, one would
have to go to Hitler's hometown.
At the time of the full moon.
At midnight. In a butcher's backyard.
And remove a mandrake from the ground.
Now a mandrake is the man-shaped root famous throughout European
folklore for its occult and medicinal properties. According to
some traditions, one had to stop one's ears with cloth or cotton
before pulling the root from the earth, as it would emit a
piercing scream that would shatter the eardrums. A dog was
sometimes used to pull the root from the earth as the magician
kept his hands clasped around his own ears. The resulting shriek -
it is said - normally killed the dog.
The mandrake is also known for its powers as an aphrodisiac, and
as an amulet of protection. We must assume that Hanussen was
thinking of this last property in connection with Hitler. Also,
the significance of the butcher's yard should not be ignored: such
a place would have given the surrounding earth the peculiar
quality of a veritable Teutonic orgy of blood, dismemberment,
death, and pain, which would have a mystically absorbed by the
Hanussen decided to perfrom the necessary rituals himself and set
off for Hitler's birthplace in Austria, returning on New Year's
Day 1933 with the amuletic root and with a prediction: that
Hitler's return to power would begin on January 30, a date roughly
equivalent to the pagan Sabat of Oimelc: one of the four
"cross-quarter" days of the witches' calendar.
It seemed an outrageous prediction but - after a series of
bizarred coincidences and half-baked conspiratorial machinations
on the part of his opponents - Hitler went from washed-up
political has-been to Chancellor of Germany with dizzying speed in
thirty days and, on January 30, 1933 he assumed power.
Hanussens's impossibly optimistic prediction came true to the day.
That was not the end of Hanussen's ability to predict the future,
however, for on February 26 of that same year - during a seance
held that evening at his own lavishly furnished "Palace of
Occultism" on Lietzenburger Strasse and attended by Berlin's
movers and shakers - he predicted that the Communists in Germany
would attempt a revolution, signaled by the destruction (by fire)
of an important government building.
The next day, the Reichstag was in flames and Hitler had all the
excuse he needed to go from Chancellor of Germany to Fuhrer of the
Third Reich. European history had been changed forever, and once
more the Society Seer was right on target. But, six weeks later in
April of 11933, Hanussen would be dead: murdered in a forest
outside Berlin by agent or agents unknown. There was speculation
that Hitler ordered the execution since Hanussenn "knew too much"
or perhaps might even have had connections to the Communist Party
(hence his accurate prediction of the Reichstag fir; some mediums
and psychics - Hannussen was no exception - are known to "enhance"
their abilities by gathering intelligence on their clients ahead
of time or by bugging the rooms in which seances are held, etc. In
fairness, however, no amount of dirty tricks could have explained
Hanussen's accurate prediction of Hitler's enormous success in
Another version had it that Hanussen's murder enraged the Führer,
and that he ordered the death sentence for its perpetrators, like
Karl Ernst, who was executed during the Röhm purge with a
bewildered "Heil Hitler" on his lips. Another story, that SA
leader Count Wolf Heinrich von Helldorf had Ernst arrest and
murder Hanussen because the count owed him money, is also current.
Hanussen was said to have thrown orgies at the count's Wannsee
villa, where attractive young ladies - usually "actresses" - were
thrown into hypnotic trances and made to mime orgasms.
The count was a rather degenerate sort who went through money like
Schnapps, and wound up owing a great deal to Hanussen, who carried
the count's markers with him wherever he went. Needless to say,
the markers were never found (which either proves that the count
killed Hanussen and removed the IOU's from the body, or that the
story is completely fictitious and never happened; take your
And then, of course, Hanussen's father was Jewish, which
would have been reason enough to execute the inordinately
influential seer. Unfortunately we will never know what happened,
for Hannusen died as he had lived: the Count St. Germain of Weimar
and early Nazi Germany, a complete and compelling mystery.
Peter Levenda, Unholy Alliance: A History of Nazi
Involvement with the Occult
In the presidential
election held on March 13, 1932, there were four candidates: the incumbent,
Field Marshall Paul von Hindenburg, Hitler, and two minor candidates, Ernst
Thälmann and Theodor Düsterberg. The results were:
Hindenburg 49.6 percent
Hitler 30.1 percent
Thälmann 13.2 percent
Düsterberg 6.8 percent
At the risk of belaboring
the obvious, almost 70 percent of the German people voted against Hitler,
causing his supporter Josef Göbbels, who would later become Hitler’s minister
of propaganda, to lament in his journal, “We’re beaten; terrible outlook.
Party circles badly depressed and dejected.”
had not received a majority of the vote, however, a runoff election had to be
held among the top three vote-getters. On April 19, 1932, the runoff results
Hitler 36.8 percent
Thälmann 10.2 percent
Thus, even though
Hitler’s vote total had risen, he still had been decisively rejected by the
On June 1, 1932,
Hindenberg appointed Franz von Papen as chancellor of Germany, whom Shirer
described as an “unexpected and ludicrous figure.” Papen immediately dissolved
the Reichstag (the national congress) and called for new elections, the third
legislative election in five months.
Hitler and his
fellow members of the National Socialist (Nazi) Party, who were determined to
bring down the republic and establish dictatorial rule in Germany, did
everything they could to create chaos in the streets, including initiating
political violence and murder. The situation got so bad that martial law was
proclaimed in Berlin.
Hitler had badly lost the presidential election, he was drawing ever-larger
crowds during the congressional election. As Shirer points out,
In one day,
July 27, he spoke to 60,000 persons in Brandenburg, to nearly as many in
Potsdam, and that evening to 120,000 massed in the giant Grunewald Stadium
in Berlin while outside an additional 100,000 heard his voice by
Hitler’s rise to power
The July 31, 1932, election produced a major
victory for Hitler’s National Socialist Party. The party won 230 seats in the
Reichstag, making it Germany’s largest political party, but it still fell
short of a majority in the 608-member body.
the basis of that victory, Hitler demanded that President Hindenburg appoint
him chancellor and place him in complete control of the state.
Otto von Meissner, who worked for Hindenburg, later testified at Nuremberg,
replied that because of the tense situation he could not in good conscience
risk transferring the power of government to a new party such as the
National Socialists, which did not command a majority and which was
intolerant, noisy and undisciplined.
Political deadlocks in the Reichstag soon
brought a new election, this one in November 6, 1932. In that election, the
Nazis lost two million votes and 34 seats. Thus, even though the National
Socialist Party was still the largest political party, it had clearly lost
ground among the voters.
remedy the chaos and the deadlocks, Hindenburg fired Papen and appointed an
army general named Kurt von Schleicher as the new German chancellor. Unable to
secure a majority coalition in the Reichstag, however, Schleicher finally
tendered his resignation to Hindenburg, 57 days after he had been appointed.
January 30, 1933, President Hindenburg appointed Adolf Hitler chancellor of
Germany. Although the National Socialists never captured more than 37 percent
of the national vote, and even though they still held a minority of cabinet
posts and fewer than 50 percent of the seats in the Reichstag, Hitler and the
Nazis set out to to consolidate their power. With Hitler as chancellor, that
proved to be a fairly easy task.
The Reichstag fire
On February 27, Hitler was enjoying supper at the Göbbels home when the
telephone rang with an emergency message: “The Reichstag is on fire!” Hitler
and Göbbels rushed to the fire, where they encountered Hermann Göring, who
would later become Hitler’s air minister. Göring was shouting at the top of
This is the beginning of the
Communist revolution! We must not wait a minute. We will show no mercy.
Every Communist official must be shot, where he is found. Every Communist
deputy must this very day be strung up.
The day after
the fire, the Prussian government announced that it had found communist
buildings, museums, mansions and essential plants were to be burned down...
. Women and children were to be sent in front of terrorist groups.... The
burning of the Reichstag was to be the signal for a bloody insurrection and
civil war.... It has been ascertained that today was to have seen throughout
Germany terrorist acts against individual persons, against private property,
and against the life and limb of the peaceful population, and also the
beginning of general civil war.
So how was Göring
so certain that the fire had been set by communist terrorists? Arrested on the
spot was a Dutch communist named Marinus van der Lubbe. Most historians now
believe that van der Lubbe was actually duped by the Nazis into setting the
fire and probably was even assisted by them, without his realizing it.
Why would Hitler
and his associates turn a blind eye to an impending terrorist attack on their
national congressional building or actually assist with such a horrific deed?
Because they knew what government officials have known throughout history —
that during extreme national emergencies, people are most scared and thus much
more willing to surrender their liberties in return for “security.” And that’s
exactly what happened during the Reichstag terrorist crisis.
Suspending civil liberties
The day after the
fire, Hitler persuaded President Hindenburg to issue a decree entitled, “For
the Protection of the People and the State.” Justified as a “defensive measure
against Communist acts of violence endangering the state,” the decree
suspended the constitutional guarantees pertaining to civil liberties:
Restrictions on personal liberty, on the right of free expression of
opinion, including freedom of the press; on the rights of assembly and
association; and violations of the privacy of postal, telegraphic and
telephonic communications; and warrants for house searches, orders for
confiscations as well as restrictions on property, are also permissible
beyond the legal limits otherwise prescribed.
Two weeks after
the Reichstag fire, Hitler requested the Reichstag to temporarily delegate its
powers to him so that he could adequately deal with the crisis. Denouncing
opponents to his request, Hitler shouted, “Germany will be free, but not
through you!” When the vote was taken, the result was 441 for and 84 against,
giving Hitler the two-thirds majority he needed to suspend the German
constitution. On March 23, 1933, what has gone down in German history as the
“Enabling Act” made Hitler dictator of Germany, freed of all legislative and
The judiciary under Hitler
One of the most dramatic
consequences was in the judicial arena. Shirer points out:
Under the Weimar
Constitution judges were independent, subject only to the law, protected
from arbitrary removal and bound at least in theory by Article 109 to
safeguard equality before the law.
In fact, in the Reichstag terrorist case,
while the court convicted van der Lubbe of the crime (who was executed), three
other defendants, all communists, were acquitted, which infuriated Hitler and
Göring. Within a month, the Nazis had transferred jurisdiction over treason
cases from the Supreme Court to a new People’s Court, which, as Shirer points
soon became the most
dreaded tribunal in the land. It consisted of two professional judges and
five others chosen from among party officials, the S.S. and the armed
forces, thus giving the latter a majority vote. There was no appeal from its
decisions or sentences and usually its sessions were held in camera.
Occasionally, however, for propaganda purposes when relatively light
sentences were to be given, the foreign correspondents were invited to
One of the
Reichstag terrorist defendants, who had angered Göring during the trial with a
severe cross-examination of Göring, did not benefit from his acquittal. Shirer
The German communist leader was immediately taken into “protective
custody,” where he remained until his death during the second war.
In addition to the People’s Court, which handled treason cases, the Nazis also
set up the Special Court, which handled cases of political crimes or
“insidious attacks against the government.” These courts
of three judges, who invariably had to be trusted party members, without a
jury. A Nazi prosecutor had the choice of bringing action in such cases
before either an ordinary court or the Special Court, and invariably he
chose the latter, for obvious reasons. Defense lawyers before this court, as
before the Volksgerichtshof, had to be approved by Nazi officials. Sometimes
even if they were approved they fared badly. Thus the lawyers who attempted
to represent the widow of Dr. Klausener, the Catholic Action leader murdered
in the Blood Purge, in her suit for damages against the State were whisked
off to Sachsenhausen concentration camp, where they were kept until they
formally withdrew the action.
treatment by the Special Court was no guarantee for the defendant, however, as
Pastor Martin Niemöller discovered when he was acquitted of major political
charges and sentenced to time served for minor charges. Leaving the courtroom,
Niemöller was taken into custody by the Gestapo and taken to a concentration
also implemented a legal concept called Schutzhaft or “protective
custody” which enabled them to arrest and incarcerate people without charging
them with a crime. As Shirer put it,
Protective custody did not
protect a man from possible harm, as it did in more civilized countries. It
punished him by putting him behind barbed wire.
On August 2, 1934, Hindenburg died, and the
title of president was abolished. Hitler’s title became Führer and Reich
Chancellor. Not surprisingly, he used the initial four-year “temporary” grant
of emergency powers that had been given to him by the Enabling Act to
consolidate his omnipotent control over the entire country.
Accepting the new order
TIME Cover: April 14,
enough, even though his dictatorship very quickly became complete, Hitler
returned to the Reichstag every four years to renew the “temporary” delegation
of emergency powers that it had given him to deal with the Reichstag-arson
crisis. Needless to say, the Reichstag rubber-stamped each of his requests.
part, the German people quickly accepted the new order of things. Keep in mind
that the average non-Jewish German was pretty much unaffected by the new laws
and decrees. As long as a German citizen kept his head down, worked hard, took
care of his family, sent his children to the public schools and the Hitler
Youth organization, and, most important, didn’t involve himself in political
dissent against the government, a visit by the Gestapo was very unlikely.
mind also that, while the Nazis established concentration camps in the 1930s,
the number of inmates ranged in the thousands. It wouldn’t be until the 1940s
that the death camps and the gas chambers that killed millions would be
Describing how the average German adapted to the new order, Shirer writes,
overwhelming majority of Germans did not seem to mind that their personal
freedom had been taken away, that so much of culture had been destroyed and
replaced with a mindless barbarism, or that their life and work had become
regimented to a degree never before experienced even by a people accustomed
for generations to a great deal of regimentation.... The Nazi terror in the
early years affected the lives of relatively few Germans and a newly arrived
observer was somewhat surprised to see that the people of this country did
not seem to feel that they were being cowed.... On the contrary, they
supported it with genuine enthusiasm. Somehow it imbued them with a new hope
and a new confidence and an astonishing faith in the future of their
Jacob Hornberger is founder and president of The Future of Freedom
Nazis and Music
It was 14 November 1936 and Herr Hitler had been in power long enough
to make his position on Jews blindingly clear. There was no place for them
outside concert halls or, for that matter, inside concert halls.
Fascist States of
of deceit from U.S. corporate government control and the willful
ignorance of most Americans is an American illness. How can this be, the
great United States and its citizens, be filled with humans that are
willfully ignorant? What does that really mean? Let us take a brief
journey into the past, to see the future and see where this illness was
powerful German economic corporate emporium in the first half of the
last century was the Interessengemeinschaft Farben or IG Farben, for
short. Interessengemeinschaft stood for “Association of Common
Interests” and was nothing other than a powerful cartel of corporations,
BASF, Bayer, Hoechst, and other German chemical and pharmaceutical
companies. IG Farben was the single largest donor to the election
campaign of Adolf Hitler. In 1932, with 6 million Germans out of work,
the Nazis won more votes than any other party, and in 1933, just as
Roosevelt took office, Hitler became the German prime minister.
democratic process, which Bush espouses and attempts to force down the
throats of the innocent, is the very process by which Adolf Hitler was
elected. Adolf Hitler did NOT seize power; he was simply elected. The
schema and ideology of the Italian and German fascist system did not go
unnoticed by the U.S. government or the U.S. corporate leaders. To give
perspective, the word “fascism” comes from fascio (plural: fasci), which
mean to “bundle”, as in a political or militant group or nation or a
corporation. From the perspective of the early corporate leaders in
America, the fascist system was brilliant; corporate control (aka State
control) of a nation, its workers and it resources, at the expense of
humans. History illustrates that as far back as 1944, the U.S. Joint
Intelligence Activities Board began planning the
“Paperclip Program” which admitted hundreds of Nazi scientists and
government administrators into the United States to assist American
government, space and military development—especially rockets, missiles,
jet engines, and airplanes. Even in some cases where security and
background investigations were made, known Nazis were allowed to enter
this country. Nazis who had useful scientific skills were acceptable if
they were deemed of use in fighting the Communists.
The seeds of social sickness
and corporate domination were planted in the U.S.
system of government in the late 1940s.
The maturing of this sickness is evident with the control that the
fascist have of the U.S. government now. Do not be fooled by the fascist
lies; civil and human rights have taken a back seat to humanity, love
and understanding. The Christian churches teach hate and the
justification for killing, harming and controlling other cultures and
countries. Equality and justice are ghosts from the past, the American
corporation structure (think private prisons and private armies in
Central and South America) and the U.S. military, can torture, maim, and
kill with impunity. Fascist American is bent on global dominant through
corporate control, in order to keep the white 10% in power. The Nazis
did the same, until those with the ideology of human equality stopped
the fascist movement. Open your eyes; see the beast for which it is, and
then join hands with your fellow sisters and brothers from around the
world, of all races and cultures, to stop America.
Fascism has yet to be defeated.
Liberalism and the Advent
July 8, 2006
“progressive” liberals in our country have painted the National
Socialist government of Hitler’s Germany as a “right wing”
fanatical cult led by Hitler and his ilk. Is this true? Were the
Nazis “right wingers,” as the liberals have charged so vehemently
during the past 60 years or so? Could it be that Nazi ideology was
actually based on American…liberalism?
what I’ve learned during a lengthy period of research has led me
to believe that German Nazism did not evolve as a right wing
perversion of capitalism, as “progressive” liberals would have you
believe. Instead, Nazism evolved out of the “enlightened” and
“progressive” socialist and collectivist ideas of the post World
War I era. National Socialism most certainly did not appear on the
scene as a perversion of conservatism. Quite the contrary!
National Socialism is a direct result of progressive liberalism!
National Socialism after all, was socialism. That the Nazis
adopted and took to the extreme the dirty little secret of
American liberalism, that being eugenics, is soft-pedaled by our
modern day “progressives” and conveniently forgotten today. Hitler
learned much from American liberals, and they in turn learned much
most of the life span of American and British liberalism, eugenics
was a key dogma to which liberals adhered. Liberals were and
still are to a great extent, anti-Semitic. They had little use for
Jews in the 1920’s and 30’s, and have little use for Jews today.
They won’t admit this of course, but the facts speak for
themselves. Up until the 1950’s liberal eugenicists were
castrating the feeble minded, the racial misfits (make that black
Americans) and other “social inferiors.”
Webster defines eugenics, “as a science that deals with the
improvement of hereditary qualities of a race or breed.” American
and British liberals were very much into this science up and to
the end of World War II, when Nazi extremes made it impossible for
our “progressive” liberals to continue their eugenics dogma.
Hitler learned much from American liberals. He put it into
practice and created the death camps for Jews and other
“Conformity will be the only virtue and any man who refuses to
conform will have to pay the penalty.” Who said this? Was it
Hitler, or Göbbels? Was it Göring, Hess or Von Ribbentrop? It was
Woodrow Wilson, an icon of modern liberals and an idol of many of
our State Department’s highest-level officials!
Wilson assumed the presidency in 1913, he came to Washington with
a “progressive” liberal agenda. Naturally, he held our nation’s
business and industry in contempt. He looked around and saw
Republican influence and set about to change the course of things.
One of the situations that extremely disgusted Wilson was that the
Civil Service offices in Washington DC were integrated. Since the
time of the Civil War, black Americans had worked side by side
with their white counterparts and co-workers. Wilson changed that,
and brought “Jim Crow” to the nation’s capitol. He had the races
Hitler was hot and cold with Woodrow Wilson’s ideas. On the one
hand, he detested Wilson over the Versailles Treaty, but on the
other hand he admired Wilson’s racial views and his enthusiasm for
eugenics. After all, Wilson had reversed the more tolerant
policies put in place by earlier Republican administrations.
Racism was very much a part of the “progressive” movement in the
early 20th Century. Wilson envisioned a segregated future for the
United States. Modern day liberals want to whitewash their early
origins and pretend that racism was a Republican phenomenon
opposed to the truth of the matter. History is often times most
revealing. After all, Margaret Sanger, one of the founders of
Planned Parenthood, lionized by feminists, progressives and other
leftists fully intended to limit black propagation through
During the 1924 Democrat Convention, the Ku Klux Klan was very
much a part of the equation. The Klan was entangled with the
“progressive” movement and the 1924 convention was often referred
to as the “Klanbake Convention.” I might add that at no time, did
the Republican Party ever endorse the KKK. Not so with the
Democrats however. Only the Democrats can claim a former KKK
Kleagle, that being Robert “Sheets” Byrd of West Virginia, still
in the Senate today. The guy that liberals will tell you is the
“conscience” of the Senate. Isn’t it interesting, that a Senator
can be racist, bigoted or a philanderer and an abuser of women,
maybe even a rapist, yet get a “pass” as long as he’s a “liberal”
Abortion has long been a staple of American liberalism and the
“progressive” movement. Feminism, the cornerstone of the abortion
debate became active in the first half of the 20th Century.
Eugenics was also a part of the Feminists movement, and Margaret
Sanger, an early day “feminist progressive” and mentor of the
vaunted Betty Friedan, a founder of NOW, praised Hitler and his
movement for his many “progressive” platforms expressed in the
National Socialist movement.
Today, there is a general consensus that eugenics is loathsome.
Yet 1930’s liberals were soul-mates of Hitler and the Nazi
movement. They shared Hitler’s view that Jews were racially
inferior people, and our “progressive” liberals opposed efforts to
allow German Jews to immigrate at a time when they were being
rounded up and murdered by Hitler’s butchers. It was our liberals,
our leftists, our “progressives” and feminists who were the Nazis'
most vigorous supporters. Feminists pointed at examples such as
Hitler’s favorite test pilot as an example of how modern societies
should look to women for science and engineering greatness. It was
not our American conservatives. Hitler’s friends in America were
almost solely liberal and leftists.
we go forward we must move as a trained and loyal army willing to
sacrifice for the good of a common discipline, because without
such discipline, no progress is made, no leadership becomes
effective. We are, I know, ready and willing to submit our lives
and property to such discipline because it makes possible a
leadership which aims at a larger good.”
this sound like a quote from Hitler? Is this a quote from some
other Nazi’s speech? Hardly! This is a quote from Franklin Delano
Roosevelt, delivered at his first Inaugural Speech to America in
1933. Hitler could not have said it better. Roosevelt’s comments
were and still are, mainstream fascism. Yet Roosevelt (as is
Wilson) is a primary liberal icon. Roosevelt set the course for
“progressive” liberals to follow. They continue to follow the path
laid out by the number one “progressive” liberal of the 20th
Century. The most revered, the most honored, the most cherished of
all “progressives.” Jimmy Carter, another revered “progressive” is
somewhat behind Roosevelt though no less anti-Semitic.
the same time, FDR was not one to disappoint racists in his day.
General George S. Patton,
often vilified by the left, was the
first to recognize how ridiculous segregation of the armed forces
was. In 1944, while driving by a replacement depot in France,
Patton noticed a large number of black soldiers sitting around
doing nothing. He inquired as to why. The replacement depot
commander told him that although the men were trained artillery,
armour and infantry soldiers, there were no black units that needed
replacements at that time. Patton exploded and ordered the officer
to send the men forward to replace depleted ranks in his 3rd Army
was unheard of to send black soldiers to a white unit, the news of
Patton’s orders didn’t take long to reach Washington. President
Roosevelt personally belayed the order, and no further posting of
black replacements to white units occurred during World War II.
progressive movement in the United States is a direct cornerstone
of National Socialist Germany, and is also responsible for the
origins of the holocaust, which engulfed Europe 68 years ago.
“Progressive” liberalism also can boast that the movement enabled
Hitler to launch World War II. No doubt the most preventable war
in history, “progressives” refused to deal with Hitler in the
early stages, as he was on the same plane as they were. Even when
the Germans attacked Poland in 1939, many “progressive” liberals
continued to openly support the Nazi cause.
Had Hitler decided not
to invade the Soviet Union
in 1941, it’s likely that the Nazis would have triumphed in
Europe, with the tacit approval of our nation’s most revered and
intellectual “progressive” liberals. Liberals only woke up and
realized how insidious the Nazi threat was, when their all-time
idyllic nation, Communist Russia was attacked. Liberals never
broke with Hitler over his belief in eugenics, nor over the FINAL
SOLUTION he arrived at for Europe’s Jewish population. Not until
it became politically correct to do so. The
of the Nazis being “right wing” continues to this day. However,
scrutiny of history reveals the truth.
Ann Coulter has so eloquently illustrated in her new book,
“Godless,” liberalism is a religion. Attacking liberal religious
beliefs is to invite vicious, hate-filled counter attacks.
Liberalism is about as tolerant of other views as is Islamism.
Liberals have proven their “tolerance” for my beliefs and views as
evidenced by the tirade of anti-Semitic, hateful and vicious
comments I received after writing my last article for NMJ.
truth always is hurtful and hateful to the vast majority of
American leftists. This article will open a series of vicious
reprisal emails. I’m braced for this already. I haven’t even begun
to attack our American leftists’ belief system in regard to the
“peaceful nature of Islam.”
“Progressives” are not open to debate for the most part, as they
know their ideas cannot compete with conservatism. Liberal ideas
simply make little sense if any. Most is no more than
psychobabble! Our nation is today, suffering the results of years
of liberalism and now, political correctness is coming back to
United States has once again been forced into war. However, modern
“progressive” liberalism and “political correctness” have tied our
hands to the point where we don’t dare define just whom our
enemies are. Our nation’s leaders beat around the bush, hum and
haw and come up with slogans such as “war on terror,” or “war
against terrorists” or other such nonsense. We are at war with
Islam. Our enemies currently are Iran and Syria for certain. These
two enemies supply the terrorists in Iraq, these two enemies are
training them and these two enemies are fielding them!
Unless we as a nation first define what the enemy is, and who the
enemy is, and declare war on our enemies accordingly, we are not
likely to achieve victory in this war. If we are to suffer a
liberal president following the 2008 Election, it’s unlikely that
the United States will have any chance at all of winning the war.
any kind of peace to follow this worldwide confrontation, one side
or the other must win. The winning side must insure that an
absolute defeat is a result of their efforts. Our Islamic enemies
fully understand this very simply concept and are prepared to
pursue such a defeat…of the United States and all others.
enemies are in this for the long haul. There is no expectation in
the Islamic World for an end of the war come Friday evening, so
that the championship game next weekend goes on as scheduled, with
no interruptions for any breaking news events created by some
Sadly, our liberal Democrats and their close allies in the
mainstream media continue the “progressive” agenda. Seemingly,
that’s support for our enemies and disdain for our allies.
Liberals and the MSM have a particular closeness to the
Palestinian Authority, Hamas and other “progressive” organizations
that stand firmly against our only true ally in the Middle East,
ghosts of Hitler, Göbbels, Lenin, Stalin, Arafat, Atta and others
are pleased. The stench of modern “progressive” liberalism,
combined with her twin sister “anti-Americanism,” is a sweet odor
to their “progressive” nostrils. However to me, it’s an odor more
foul than the average boulevard in Paris.
Pages is a former US State Department Foreign Affairs Officer who
spent many years in the Middle East.