"Although we may never know with complete certainty the identity
of the winner of this year's presidential election, the identity of the
loser is perfectly clear. It is the nation's confidence in the judge as
an impartial guardian of the law." -- Justice John Paul Stevens
13 DEC 2000 How can we trust the son of a Bush?
EXTRA Election 2000 Final
Bush wins Presidency by five votes; each personally delivered by William H. Rehnquist, Sandra Day O'Connor, Clarence Thomas, Anthony M. Kennedy and Antonin Scalia.
by William Bowles - Thanks to informationclearinghouse
06 NOV 2002 Fascism aka the "Military Industrial Complex"
This article which may be seen in its entirety and in its unedited form was originally titled TALKING TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT FASCISM and discussed the history of fascism, starting with defining "fascism" as coming from the word "fasces" as a bundle of rods with an axe blade stuck out of it. It has meant (quasi-Roman) "power" for 2,000 years. Germany, Italy and Japan adopted some variations of fascism by the 1930s until up to the end of World War II. After the war there was ongoing fascism in Spain, Portugal, Greece, Hungary and elsewhere.
For the purpose of bolstering governments, their respective military and corporations at the (literal) expense of ordinary citizens, the defined "fascism" has most clearly manifested as the "military industrial complex" globally.
Benito Mussolini came to power in Italy and started cracking down on whatever freedom of speech and the press there might have been. The rights to organize, to protest, were ended. In Germany, Adolph Hitler took charge and did the same thing. Mussolini is the one who started using this term "fascism." Then Francisco Franco overthrew the democratic government in Spain with German and Italian help.
Italy invaded Ethiopia, Germany invaded Czechoslovakia, Japan took control of Manchuria as the first step in its invasion of China.
Marxists of the Soviet Union, and people friendly to the Soviet Union recognized what was happening. The likes of Otto Bauer, Franz Neumann, Leon Trotsky, and Karl Radek defined "fascism" as equating to real bad news. In 1928 the Communist International warned that "in a more or less developed form, fascist tendencies and the germs of a fascist movement are to be found almost everywhere."
The Soviet Union was led by communists. The fascists hated the communists. Hitler thought Jews and communists were pretty much the same, and he planned early on to invade the Soviet Union and get rid of them. The Soviets thought the governments in the U.S. and Britain and other countries that called themselves 'democracies' weren't really democratic and thought people in those countries should do what they themselves had done in 1917; overthrow their governments in revolutions. But as they saw fascism getting stronger, the Soviets started thinking that to protect the world from fascism, they should work with anybody and everybody who could be organized to fight it, including the U.S. and Britain.
Communist parties all over the world, who got leadership from the Soviet Union, tried to create a 'United Front Against Fascism' including everybody disgusted by Hitler, Mussolini and their allies. As part of this, almost three thousand Americans, including the famous writer Ernest Hemingway, went to Spain to fight fascism in a group called the 'Lincoln Brigade.'
Powerful people in the so-called "democratic" countries actually liked Hitler and Mussolini and thought that the Soviets were the real problem. So they didn't do much to stop fascism.
Both Joseph Kennedy, U.S. Ambassador to the U.K., and King Edward VIII were sympathetic to Nazi Germany until full-scale world war broke out in 1939. Following discussions with Kennedy in May 1938, the German Ambassador to the U.K., Herbert von Dirksen, told Berlin that the anti-Semitic Kennedy was "Germany's best friend" in London. The great American aviator Charles Lindburgh accepted the German Eagle award from Hermann Goering, the Nazis' second in command, in 1938.
In 1940, Italy, Germany and Japan signed the 'Tripartite Pact,' which said that they were all anti-Communist and against the Soviet Union. Germany attacked the Soviet Union and England, and pretty much everybody in Europe who wasn't already fascist, and World War II started.
Except for sending weapons to those fighting fascism, America stayed out of the war until the Japanese kamakazi attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941. The U.S. entered the war, in the Pacific and in Europe.
The U.S. did most of the fighting against the Japanese; the Soviets did most of the fighting against the Germans, and in one of the greatest battles in history, turned the tide of the war at Stalingrad, and chased the Nazis all the way back to Berlin. The Russians still call World War II their Great Patriotic Anti-Fascist War. That's how they see it, and it really makes sense to put it that way.
After the war, there were fascists around, in Portugal and Spain. The government of the U.S. made friends with them. That's because the Soviets had gotten really powerful by defeating the Germans, and even though the Soviets lost 20 million people in the war, they still came out of World War II with the second biggest economy in the world, and they kind of took charge in eastern Europe, while the U.S. took charge in western Europe. During the war, the two governments had agreed to split the continent.
The Soviets were still saying that people should overthrow anti-labor capitalist exploiters and democracies that were not in fact democratic. That was very scary for the U.S. government since it was both capitalist and anti-union. So the U.S. figured now that we defeated Japan and Germany, and the only power that's really big in the world is the Soviet Union, and it's against rich people - like the people who run this country - what we gotta do is get together with the leftover fascists, or whoever, to OPPOSE communists and Communism. Hence, began The Cold War.
An official U.S. government report in 1948 noted that "the men who were most active in building up and running Japan's war machine - militarily and industrially - were often the most successful business leaders of [Japan], and their services [will] in many instances contribute to the economic recovery of Japan" that had become so crucial to U.S. policy at that point, as the communists were winning in China. Failing to secure China as its big ally in Asia, and needing to strengthen occupied Japan as its ally, the U.S. "rehabilitated" many targeted by earlier anti-fascist purges, while they conducted a "Red Purge" against Japanese communists they had earlier freed from prison.
In 1953, the U.S. signed the Pact of Madrid with the Spanish dictator Franco, which allowed the U.S. to maintain military bases in fascist Spain. The U.S. supported the military dictatorship in Greece from 1967 to 1974 - a fascist regime that suspended elections; banned all strikes, demonstrations and criticism of the regime; and all gatherings except for religious purposes in churches. During that period U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew visited Greece, and in 1972 the United States negotiated permanent access to Greek port facilities for its Sixth Fleet.
The U.S. hooked up with people who learned from Hitler, and admired Hitler, people in Europe and Latin America and the Middle East and Asia, and said these were part of what they called the 'Free World.' The junta in Greece, and Pinochet in Chile, and a group called the Phalangistas in Lebanon; fascists by any other name. It continued. It's still around, even in the United States, even now.
The economy is manipulated into crisis proportions. The rich do get richer; the poor get poorer, and the middle class is disappearing. While the U.S. government is different from the Nazi government, where end product fascism is concerned, there isn't a dime's worth of difference between the two.
Since the 2000 Election, when the U.S. Supreme Court selected a President of the United States and thereby overrode the electoral process, and September 11, the U.S. government at the hands of the "selected" President and administration have trampled the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and have blatantly implemented fascistic practices in foreign and domestic policy.
After all of the above has been thoroughly explained, children (and adults) may ask: "What should we do about all of this?" Gary Leupp, an associate professor, Department of History, Tufts University and coordinator, Asian Studies Program, and the writer who furnished the outline from which this re-write was gleaned says, "There are good answers, but given the current circumstances, it's probably best not to discuss them on a website..."
Oh, now he tells us...
The Nazi Movement in the United States 1924-1941
by Sander A. Diamond
Trading with the Enemy:
An Expose of the Nazi-American Money Plot, 1933-1949
by Charles Higham
American Swastika / the Shocking Story of Nazi Collaborators
in Our Midst from 1933 to the Present Day
by Charles Higham
The Immaculate Deception:
The Bush Crime Family Exposed
by Russell S. Bowen
The Mafia, CIA and George Bush by Pete Brewton
Kiss Off and Tell All - An Unauthorized Biography
of the Bush Die-Nasty by Sharon Bush, the estranged wife
of Neil Bush (of Silverado Savings and Loan fame).
Encyclopedia of Secret Operations by the CIA,
DEA and Other Covert Agencies
by Rodney Stich
Dark Alliance: The Cia, the Contras
and the Crack Cocaine Explosion
by Gary Webb and Maxine Waters
Cocaine Politics : Drugs, Armies, and the CIA in Central America
by Peter Dale Scott and Jonathan Marshall
Ambush at Ruby Ridge : How Government Agents Set Randy Weaver Up and Took His Family Down by Alan W. Bock
If you are a soldier read: Called to Serve
- Profiles in Conspiracy from JFK to George H.W. Bush, by James "Bo"
Gritz. In this book Col. Gritz, America's most decorated Green Beret
Commander lifts the veil of National Security to reveal how U.S. Forces
have been used as tools by international elitists; precisley which
high-level federal officials, guilty of drug trafficking, prevent
American POWs from coming home; specifically how narcotics are used to
pay for U.S. and Israeli covert operations. Gritz names the killers of
the Kennedy brothers, discloses the truth behind the Watergate coup and
the attempted assasinations of Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan. Gritz
exposes patriots for profit who use off-the-shelf CIA as muscle to
maintain subjugation over emerging nations. This is required reading
for all who would understand what took place in Florida between
November 7 and December 13, 2000.
Also see President Eisenhower's 2001 "Military Industrial Complex" players:
And see: Bob Jones University
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updated 08 NOV 2002