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When Hitler Came to Power and The Present Implosion of the American Left

When Hitler came to power in Germany in 1932 through very dubious means a very interesting process sprung up in which the left wing in Germany began to implode by a slow and torturous pattern of self inflicted wounds.
When Hitler Came to Power and The Present Implosion of the American Left

By Lloyd Hart


When Hitler came to power in Germany in 1932 through very dubious means a very interesting process sprung up in which the left wing in Germany began to implode by a slow and torturous pattern of self inflicted wounds. So called left wing leaders began selling each other out and attacking each other as well as selling out the rank and file and then eventually Jews, Gays and then of course the final act of cowardice joining the Nazi party as a last ditch to stay alive and I might ad to live in comfort.

This all took place, I feel because the left wing in Germany began to argue amongst itself over what Hitler's rise to power meant knowing the election was stolen and that people began to die and disappear from within the left's ranks. Many on the left in Germany saw and documented the role that wealthy American industrialists played in the rise of Hitler and the Nazi party and of course Germany's economy, so there was great fear generated throughout the left wing on how big the game that was a foot in Germany was and how far it would go.

Many left wing folks fled, many stayed but one thing is for certain, left wing opposition in Germany was completely stamped out and in fact took fifty years to recover only to find itself cow towing to the same politic now coming more directly from America.

Having just read Conspiracies or Institutions? 9-11 and Beyond by Stephen R. Shalom and Michael Albert in Z magazine we can now assume the same fear and confusion that gripped the left in Germany in the thirties of the last century has taken hold over at Z and in the hearts of Michael Albert and Stephen R. Shalom.

"This article" as my spouse Namiko put it " is disserving of the New York Post not Z magazine." When the left wing press begins to show the cowardice that this article displays and the fact that they have done absolutely no investigative work to corroborate some of the facts that Albert and Shalom attempt to strike down as theories confirms to me that Shalom and Albert have lost their credentials within the left wing press.

What really kills me is that they found it necessary to personally attack Mike Ruppert and Jared Israel as wing nuts in order to make their point of saying watch out kids your being led astray. As if we can't sort and sift fact from theory our selves. Using the tactic of attacking the messenger because you can't refute the facts is as old as the hills and blatantly obvious. When politicos make personal attacks it shows an agenda that has greater implications. It didn't require Mike Ruppert or anyone else for that matter to convince me of the facts that led me to the only conclusion that I could come to, it was my own research as a serious journalist. The only conclusion I can come to is that the Bush Administration ordered the Air Guard to stand down the morning of 9/11.


And of course Albert and Shalom did not mention former FBI Deputy Director John O'Neil chief terroist investigator who resigned in protest from the FBI a month before 9/11 because the Bush regime ordered him not to investigate the Taliban , Osama and Al Queda. John O'Neil by the way died in the WTC on 9/11 at his new job as security chief for the WTC. Hell, even Richard Butler the former chief arms inspector for Iraq brought these facts up on Paula Zahn's CNN show. But Butler has seemingly been banished as a talking head since.

If this article were truly an honest discussion of the facts surrounding 9/11 it might have resembled the conversation I had with the former secretary of transportation under Clinton on WGBH's Cape and Islands station when I pointed out that the famous golfer Paine Stewart got F-16s in ten minutes from the moment his plane went off course and that it was impossible for four jet liners full of hundreds of people to go off course and not be intercepted by the Air Guard within minutes. The former secretary of transportation completely agreed with my factual material and commented further.

And let me make it completely clear that I have absolutely no association what so ever with Jared Israel or Mike Ruppert and in fact am published on Znet.org..I completely agree with Shalom and Albert that we should not be side lined by conspiracy theories and that we should keep working on the cause of bringing enlightened policy to bear but when an election is stolen and the Reichstag is burning it is time for the left to unite and revolt against what is so obviously a right wing corporate coup that even my own children can see it.

I can understand Shalom and Albert and many on the left being afraid of losing their jobs, their homes and even possibly their families to the 1950s style political cleansing that Lynn Cheney is conducting at this time. But the facts surrounding 9/11 are similar to the facts that Phillip Agee dug up surrounding the process the former president Bush used to trick us into war with Iraq. Fascists are sloppy conspirators and as long as they are willing to kill for what they want and the left keeps on taking it, this vicious cycle will never end. We didn't nail them for JFK,MLK,RFK, all the Panthers they killed, Nixon's dirty tricks squad, Iran/Contra and Bush/Gillespie/Saddam Gate because of cowardice but if we don't do it now we will end up just like Germany did sixty years ago. I would gladly give up my job, my house, my family and even my life to reverse this coup, how bout you.

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I Couldn't Agree More 07.Jul.2002 13:21

Mike

This analogy is right on the mark. It seems as though we are repeating the history of Nazi Germany of the 1930's. Here are a few comparisons and sequences of events:

Jan 1933 - Appointment of Adolf Hitler as Chancellor
Jan 2001 - Appointment of G.W. Bush as President by the U.S. Supreme Court

Apr 1933 - Burning of the Reichstag (blamed on the Communists)
Sep 2001 - Attacks on the WTC Towers, Pentagon (blamed on Arab Terrorists)

May 1933 - Hitler Enacts the Enabling Act restricting civil liberties.
Oct 2001 - Bush and the U.S. Congress pass the Patriot Act restricting civil liberties.

1933 - Establishment of state controlled media (Ministry of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels)
1980-pres - Evolution of the corporate dominated media (owned by 5 corporations)

1935, 1938 - Hitler uses the Enabling Act to pass Nuremburg Laws removing citizen rights from German Jews.
2002 - Arab-Americans are now being detained unconstitutionally in the U.S. Protesters are being labeled as "terrorists."

1940 - Hitler secretly announces the "Final Solution of the Jewish Problem" during wartime.
2002 - Bush announcesd a nuclear "first strike" policy towards any nation labeled as "terrorist."

Will Americans who disagree with the "Bush Doctrine" be sent to hidden concentration camps here in the U.S. as well?
We shall see. Think about it......

Michael Albert's version of an open debate 08.Jul.2002 10:18

Michael Laird mwlaird@yahoo.com

Last November I sent a lengthy e-mail to Michael Albert in which I explained my reasons for suspecting that the Bush Administration must have at the very least had foreknowledge of the 911 attacks, and possibly had given material support to the attackers. The e-mail sited the work of Jared Israel and Michael Ruppert, as well as that of Michel Chossudovsky and a brilliant analysis of the situation by Stan Goff. I asked why Z Net/Magazine was mentioning none of this material, if only to refute the claims of these writers.
Michael Albert wrote back to the effect that he had seen "this kind of stuff" before (I suppose he meant "conspiracy theories), and that I obviously did not read Z closely enough or did not understand its writers. He did not address a single point I raised, although he did make a personal remark about Jared Israel and say that Chossudovsky's work is "prolific, nothing more" (whatever that's supposed to mean). This resulted in our exchanging a series of e-mails that became increasingly nasty in tone, but with no other result. I asked if he would forward any of our exchange to any of the writers at Z, or if any of it could appear in Z so that at the very least people could be made aware that such a debate existed (if you could call it a debate, since he never addressed a single point I raised, eg: the failure to intercept flight 77 before it hit the Pentagon, the business conflicts of interest between the Bush administration and the war in Afghanistan, the larger geo-political interests the U.S. has in the region, the farcical "evidence" that Ossama bin Laden's al Qaeda group was behind the attack, Ossama's previous work for the CIA, etc).
As far as I am aware, there is not a single well-known leftist journal that will even acknowledge that there is a debate about whether or not the government's version of what happened on 911 is true, and not a single well-know writer, of the stature of Chomsky, Zinn, Cockburn, etc will breath a word about it. The American left, so famous for it's internal blood letting when it comes to debating an issue, won't even admit that there's something to debate here - it's stuck its head in the sand.

"In These Times" is a bit more open 08.Jul.2002 16:09

Ed Rippy

Michale Laird wrote:

"As far as I am aware, there is not a single well-known leftist journal that will even acknowledge that there is a debate about whether or not the government's version of what happened on 911 is true"

-- A while back "In These Times" carried a piece which was rather more open that most. It didn't cover nearly all of the known problems with the US government's story, but it covered several.

Ed

My Conspiracy Theory Is Bigger Than Yours 08.Jul.2002 22:37

President Cheney

"the left wing in Germany began to implode by a slow and torturous pattern of self inflicted wounds"

First, capture the imagination of up-and-coming left journalists.

Second, use them to tear down the more established leftists.

Third, pull out the poison pill in the tool you gave the newbies and use it against them.

Fourth, toast your victory.

The plan is working. Ha-ha-ha!