13.6.06

Hitler's Germany is Bush's America

On September 3, 1939, the nations of Britain, France, Australia, and New Zealand, recognising an imminent and immense danger, declared war against Hitler's Nazi Germany.

On September 10, 1939, Canada, recognising an imminent and immense danger, declared war against Nazi germany.

On September 16, 1940, the United States, recognising an imminent and immense danger, passed a conscription bill in preparation for involvement to remove the threat of Nazi Germany.



What does it take for leaders and countries to recognise an imminent and immense danger? What does it take for people to recognise an imminent and immense danger? What is required before action is taken to ameliorate that danger?

If the history of the second world war teaches us anything, its that it takes quite a bit before an imminent and immense danger is recognised.

Adolf Hitler became the Chancellor of Germany on January 30, 1933. One of the first acts he was responsible for was to instruct his subordinates to burn the German Reichstag (congress/parliament), and, after blaming it on Communists, proceeded to enact the following emergency decree:

"For the Protection of the people and the State"
"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."

He proceeded to use the newspaper he controlled, called Völkischer Beobachter, to spread propaganda that would lead the German people to believe that his actions were just and understandable. Within a short period of time, all newspapers in Germany were controlled by the Nazi party, and only illustrated stories that would help solidify power for Hitler and the Nazi Party.

Using Communism as a tool to frighten the people into obedience, he proceeded to cement his hold over power in Germany. Instilling a fear of Jews in the population, he proceeded to utilise that fear as an excuse for a genocide against Jewish people in Germany.

On February 10, 1936, a law is passed by the Nazi party that makes the Gestapo not restricted to the confines of obeying existing laws, or having any accountability for their actions.

On November 5, 1937, Hitler unveiled a plan at the chancellory to acquire additional "living space" for the German people, that entailing the invasion and occupation of foreign countries for the purpose of advancing his view of Germany's national goals.

It wasn't until the end of August, 1939, that "The Allies" finally began to make preparations to deal with the immense and immediate threat that was Germany. During that time, the Germans had already cemented their position as an indesputable world power whose ambitions were only surpassed by their ruthlessness. What followed is well known in the public record.


It did not take much time for Hitlers Nazi Party to thoroughly indoctrinate the people of Germany with his warped ideas and ideals. He was then able to use that power to wreak havoc upon the world for nearly a decade, bringing about the deaths of countless millions of people. Although it took a very long time to be recognised, the danger he posed was very real.


I go out of my way, on this blog, to point out dangerous trends in world affairs. Some people say that this is unimportant; some people come to this site, take one look at the subject content, then go away again; some people would rather be unaware of the dangers posed to the world today, and as such have no interest in hearing what individuals such as myself have to say. That is unfortunate.

The reason that is so unfortunate is the fact that there are very real dangers facing the world today. These dangers are increasing, due in large part to ignorance of them or apathy towards them. It was ignorance and apathy that paved the way for Germany to invade country after country, suspend human rights, slaughter countless civilians, and move very quickly from being in immenent danger to being an immediate danger, all without much, if any, resistance.

When dealing with dangers, you must always face the largest and most pressing threat first. The reason why, on this blog, I go out of my way to constantly point out dangerous policies that are being carried out by, or on behalf of, the American Government, is that they pose the most immediate and dangerous threat to the world today. There are plenty of other threats, loads in fact, and a great deal of other perpetrators of heinous crimes that also need to be dealt with. However, as the most powerful and most dangerous regime in the world, those in power in America are the threat that needs to be ameliorated first.

Theoretically, in a democracy the government should serve the will of the people. In their hearts, the people of America could not, would not, and do not support the atrocious policies of their government. However, much the same as the German population was controlled in their mentality in the 1930s and 1940s, so is a large percentage of the American population. That is a dangerous trend.

The people of other countries, by a very large margin, do not support the policies of the U.S. government either. However, their views are either ignored, or they are encouraged to remain distracted from these threats to our very survival as a civilised species by those who have the most to gain in the short term from these dangerous policies.

Unfortunately, these policies continue. While many people would like to remain distracted from the problems that we face in the world today, that does not mean that those problems don't exist. The sooner we face these dangers, and take steps to see that these problems are solved, the better off we will be as a species.

The people of the world have power. Our governments exist for the purpose of serving our wishes. It is not in the wishes of the people of the World or the people of America to continue along the path we are going down. Now is the time to make your voice heard, now is the time for changes to be made. We must do what we can, while we still have the ability to do it.

12 comments:

misneach said...

If you have made it this far, you have probably read the post. I salute you for this and I look forward to hearing your response. I must ask you one favor beforehand however.

Re-read the post. This time, substitute Bush for Hitler, America for Germany, Arabs for Jews, Terrorism for Communism, The American Military or Defence Contractors for Gestapo, and Neo-Cons for Nazi Party.

I would also recommend you give George Orwell's 1984 a good read.



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Nadia said...

Hi Misneach!

You are absolutely right here. The US today is a terrifying copy of Nazy Germany. And the passiveness we see of many countries to this dangerous is similar too.

In a couple of minutes on Swedish TV there will be a national documentary looking into why the Swedish government IS NOT condemning the US government for its disregard for International law and human rights. Since they DO condemn other governments for these acts. Why this double standard in such important issues?



http://svt.se/svt/jsp/Crosslink.jsp?d=46152&a=607518&lid=puff_607534&lpos=extra_0

Nadia said...

misneach, I wish you spoke Swedish so you could join the debate forum that is on the site to the documentary I linked too. Your views in this latest post about countries doing nothing to stop Nazi Germany from start is like an echo to the silence we see from the Swedish government towards the US administration’s crimes. You can see the whole program on the net if you wish too. Many parts are in Swedish but some are in English too.

Nadia said...

sorry misneach for leaving so many comments here. But I felt I needed to give an update about how I feel about the doco.

I was disgusted yesterday to see our previous foreign minister working with her words to avoid any sort of criticism of the US disregard for human rights and international law.

Double standard and pure hypocrisy indeed; one SHOULD NEVER take Sweden’s peruse for protecting human rights seriously any longer.

:(

chet said...

You have a great blog I don't know how I missed it before. You are right about the US. Hitler's Germany and Bush's America are the same. I have will remain critical of my government. Please keep this type of post going. More people need to read this.

chet said...

This is a question and stupid at that. but how did you upload your Iraq Body Count. Guess I am plain dum when it comes to that. I downloaded the zip file, but don't know how to do it from there. Sorry, Just hoping it might be something easy.

misneach said...

Nadia,

Jag ville lära mer svenska, men nu jag kan forstor bara lite. I do, however, have a text translation engine on my email address so I'm going to try to take as much away from that program as I can.

I love that, in countries outside of America, their media is actually willing to criticise their government. That was what astounded me about the BBC the first time I saw some of their programs, they were more critical of the government than the so-called "free press" of America. It's great to see SVT running a similar line: ignorant people are easily mislead and manipulated, so programming that spreads factual and rational knowledge and viewpoints can only have a positive effect (except from the viewpoint of the Hitlers of the world).

Don't get comment shy, I love to see comments on my blog! You frequently point out important things in an intelligent way, and it's great to hear what you have to say.

I agree wholeheartedly with your point about governments (such as the Swedish government, or the Irish government which, it is believed, allowed the CIA to fly "enemy combatants" through Shannon Airport on their way to Eastern European detention centers [we could, actually, call them concentration camps], and on their way to countries that use excessive force [torture] to obtain "intel") for some unknown reason going against the general will of their population and giving a rubber stamp to heinous crimes committed by the American Government. It's not all that dissimilar to Britain's policy of "appeasement" towards Germany throughout the 1930s.



Chet,

Thank you for your kind words. I am a bit worried about the controlled information structure of America at the moment, wherein dissenting views are often marginalised, as that flies in the face of the very concepts of Freedom and Democracy that are constantly mentioned but rarely pursued. I think it's extraordinarily important for Americans (especially) to go outside of their normal realm of information providers, and try to find out what's really going on in the world today.

On the subject, I made a list of a few (quite a few) worldwide news sources on my Misneach homepage, under the category "news" if you wanted to have a look.

As far as the Iraq body count thing goes, you must upload all of the files in the zip file to an internet server, and then put a link into your page to the javascript (.csv i think) file that was in the Zip file... but it also involves editing that .csv file. I'm terrible at explaining it, but there's a fairly decent explanation here.


I wrote a small bit about the American Government's actions vs. the wishes of the American People on the Misneach Letters blog. My email is back up again (yay!) so I'm also going to send, and post a copy of, a couple letters I've written out. The hope is to try to point out to the involved governments that they're not doing what their people want, and also point out to the media that their policies of keeping westerners in the dark (especially americans) is a dangerous one to pursue.

Thank you all.

misneach said...

Just a few examples of the supression of Free Speech in America are listed on this Diary Entry on My Left Wing.com, an American blog site.

Anonymous said...

I just wonder why everyone is keeping quiet about this. I mean, does it seriously take the deaths of millions for something to be done about it? What I see in America is so far from democracy that it scares me. Honestly, America is too powerful for anyones peace of mind. Bush is systematically knocking off countries and using them as his puppets (another thing the Nazis did). Having watched some of the videos of comments by the general American population i can't believe that people could be so ignorant.

The biggest problem with people today I think is that they are too busy worrying about how skinny they are to think twice about the state of the world today. In my opinion America is no better than the Nazis.

I just hope that people start looking into facts before it turns into another massacre of 65 million.

misneach said...

Anonymous,

I wonder the same things. Even the most basic rights are very blatantly under attack yet people and their governmental representatives seem unwilling or unable to do anything about it. Simple concepts, like sovereignty (the colonisation of Iraq and Afghanistan), human rights (illegal internment and torture), international law ("preventive" war, a travesty against the UN Charter and the Geneva conventions), personal freedoms (freedom of speech and the press, which have been slaughtered in the west since 9/11), and so on.

How much longer is this going to be allowed to continue?

I am losing faith in the EU now sadly because they seem to be choosing to allow the US to do what it wants without so much as an "excuse me!" on their part. I've taken to discussing China and Russia more often as I see them emerging as a counterbalance to American Imperialism... CHINA AND RUSSIA!!! Hardly two bastions for human rights, yet they're more promising than the US. What a state of affairs.

tishi said...

heya misneach!

i cannot agree more. there is a shocking similarity btw hitler and bush. xcept i think that hitler managed to do it with more flare. but all dictators run their course and eventually come to the same fate. bush is no xception to the law. at some point all tyrants make the same mistake. they push their boundaries too far and the world sits up and notices. i do fear however that our world is long lulled to the fire of bushes cannons. but the end is near, you have done an excellent job on this blog.

Anonymous said...

The Bush administration is trying to create the North American Union, which encompasses Mexico,US, and Canada into one super continent country. I think this is all part of the plan to make America into a dictatorship.