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(04-08-2012 04:08 PM)CharliePrime Wrote:
(04-07-2012 08:34 PM)yeti Wrote: I don't define fascism or any other term that I didn't invent. I use the accepted definitions.
It helps me to learn new things. I read the dictionary definitions of fascism and socialism. They sound to me like pretty much the same thing, but you say they are very distinct.
What to you are the important differences between fascism and socialism?
The main and most important difference between Italian fascism of the Mussolini variety (Mussolini gave it the name) and socialism of both the European and Marxist-Jewish variety which you will NEVER read in any mainstream dictionary or encyclopedia is that Fascism was AGAINST the power of International Finance or what you nowadays call 'the Banksters.' It was not democratic or parliamentarian because there is nothing in either that is necessarily consistent with true liberty, always a hard-discipline and never mere libertinism, nor the maintenance of a certain level of culture already achieved which safeguards that liberty. This does not mean it did not accept representation and Mussolini did not consider anyone else's opisions. Fascism was for representation by trade rather than representation by geographic area and population. This has many advantages over the standard type of representation.
A good explanation of the compatiblity of Jeffersonian ideals with certain Fascist ideals can be found in this volume:
Jefferson and/or Mussolini
by Ezra Pound
zoom the page for easier reading;
Socialism was not created by Marx or his Jew brethren, it was a European system that was co-opted by Marx and perverted to fit the internationalist schemes of the Jew bankster usurocracy. That's what they do, they use their agents in academia and the media to re-frame all cultural, political and economic ideas to fit their schemes. They've been doing it in the USA since Alexander Hamilton and the Federalists.
Hitler came in and combined what Mussolini had achieved in Italy with Fascism with Pro-German Racialism and German socialism and that became National Socialism.
National Socialism has again, despite being collectivist as ALL mass movements are aside from the single and ONLY POSSIBLE exception of 'the collective of individualists,' at its root, little to do with communism or Marxist socialism simply because of the fact that, like Mussolini's Fascism
Hitler's National Socialism was
hardcore NATIONALIST and pro-German and therefore against the elite powers pushing for Internationalism or One-World communist government of Marx in collusion with the Rothschilds
100% AGAINST the power of the Jewish International Finance Usurocracy or what you nowadays call 'the Banksters' & also their helpers freemasonary. Usury was banned, bankster properties confiscated, freemasonary was banned. Authoritarian or not, these accomplishements alone, made the German people freer than the Americans who had not mounted a rebellion against what happened in 1913 and still haven't to this day. Is it any surprise then that Germany's econonomy not only got out of its depression but boomed at unprecendented levels until war was forced on them, while the USA did not manage to get out of its usurocrasy imposed depression with the Jew Deal or any other measure. They got out of depression only by getting into the war !
Hitler and the NSDAP were freely elected into power by majority vote in an 11 party race (Hitler and the NSDAP got 44% of the vote, the next largest vote block was the social democrats with 18% and then the communists with 12% http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_fede...arch_1933)
but once-in-power, their platform gave Hitler more than a few dictatorial powers to fix things fast and not have to go through 'democratic' or parliamentarian haggling simply because there is nothing in either institution that is necessarily consistent with true liberty, always a hard-earned-discipline and never mere libertinism or unfettered tolerance, nor the maintenance of a certain level of culture already achieved which safeguards that liberty or the opportunity to earn it. A country or people enslaved to perpetual debt can in no way whatsoever claim that they are 'freer' than a country like National Socialist Germany or Mussolini's Italy that actually took those bloodsucking shackles off !! Once the shackles came off, both countries prospered like never before but Hitler's Germany overtook what Mussolini had achieved by leaps and bounds to become the economic miracle of the world in the 1930s.
"Freud did not understand the Germanic psyche any more than did his Germanic followers. Has the formidable phenomenon of National Socialism, on which the whole world gazes with astonishment, taught them better? Where was that unparalleled tension and energy while as yet no National Socialism existed? Deep in the Germanic psyche, in a pit that is anything but a garbage-bin of unrealizable infantile wishes and unresolved family resentments." ~ Carl Jung - The State of Psychotherapy Today ( 1934)
Remember that Jefferson's & Madison's original party was called The Democratic-Republican PARTY, SINGULAR, ONE PARTY, not PARTIES and not to be confused with the modern Republican Party (founded in 1854) or the Democratic Party, two party system.
The party formed, first as a caucus in the House of Representatives and then in every state to contest elections and oppose the programs of Secretary for the Treasury Alexander Hamilton.
Jefferson needed to have a nationwide party to counteract the Federalists, a nationwide party recently formed by Hamilton.
Hamilton formed the Federalists as pro-central banking and AGAINST the Jefferson-Madison American system, not as just a slightly different expresson of it
If you watch Bill Sill's film "The Money Masters" you'll see that Hamilton was a Rothschild agent that Jefferson was fighting against in his day just like Mussolini and Hitler
The Rothschilds through Alexander Hamilton (their agent in George Washington’s cabinet) set up a central bank inthe USA called the Bank of the United States. This is established with a 20 year charter.
Except that Jefferson lost. Still and lots of other students of American history think that Jackson did manage to win a few decades later but certain others, like Deanna Spingola, for example, disagree, claiming that Jackson also made a deal with the bankers.
Another thing that you have to realize is that Jefferson was a slave-owner who famously wrote:
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,
that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed;
By saying 'created equal' does not mean what egalitarians take it to mean that people have the same mental or physical abilities and the right to the same results. It just means that people do have a right to be equal BEFORE the law so that they can pursue whatever talents they were born with to the best of their ability. It does not mean the ridiculous perversion that if one guy is smarter and makes 5 times more money than 5 others, the government has to step in and equalize back to 'creation' by redistributing this guy's property to the other 5 losers. Or if one guy is born stronger they should handicap him so he can't do more labor than 5 guys who are weaker. But that's what Marxism advocates both for individuals and for the culture in general, the 'From each according to his ability, to each according to his need' injustice in trying to correct the supposed 'injustice' of nature for making human beings obviously UNEQUAL.
John Adams, on the other hand, who unlike Jefferson was NOT a slave owner, on principle, is even more to the point:
The same concept appears in the Massachusetts Constitution of 1780, which was written mostly by John Adams. The Declaration of Rights of the Inhabitants of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts which opens that constitution states:
Article I. All men are born free and equal,
and have certain natural, essential, and unalienable rights; among which may be reckoned the right of enjoying and defending their lives and liberties; that of acquiring, possessing, and protecting property; in fine, that of seeking and obtaining their safety and happiness.
Again, BORN equal doesn't not mean equal outcomes. Humans have tremendous variation in abilities. Adams does not even consider that anyone would be so stupid as to not know that people grow up UNEQUAL.
Adams, like Jefferson, but more to the point, is simply saying that everyone (at his time he meant mainly white Europeans and certainly not the black slaves or the Indians) should have an opportunity
to go as far as their individual initiative and talents can take them.
It DOES not mean that you come in with government and FORCE somebody to hire fat ugly people in his restaurant to put people off their food if he chooses not to or FORCE somebody to hire Chinese or Aborigines people in his laundry if he chooses not to, for whatever reason, rational or irrational. It does not mean 'group' rights or civil rights (just another batch of group rights), it just means individual rights, the basis for a MERITOCRACY.
"There is no good government but what is republican.
That the only valuable part of the British constitution is so; because the very definition of a republic is an empire of laws,
and not of men." -- John Adams
Quote:Adams never bought a slave and declined on principle to employ slave labor. Abigail Adams opposed slavery and employed free blacks in preference to her father's two domestic slaves. John Adams spoke out in 1777 against a bill to emancipate slaves in Massachusetts, saying that the issue was presently too divisive, and so the legislation should "sleep for a time." He also was against use of black soldiers in the Revolution, due to opposition from southerners. Adams generally tried to keep the issue out of national politics, because of the anticipated southern response. Though it is difficult to pinpoint the exact date on which slavery was abolished in Massachusetts, a common view is that it was abolished no later than 1780, when it was forbidden by implication in the Declaration of Rights that John Adams wrote into the Massachusetts Constitution.
Now when you come to Fascism and National Socialism, beyond being against the usurocracy of international finance (something you'll never hear from Alex Jones) one thing they're definitely NOT is egalitarian, although Mussolini wasn't even racialist. They do not write into law anything about BORN EQUAL or CREATED EQUAL or any of that stuff because they know that it's meaningless in practice since you can never have EQUAL RESULTS in achievement or even opportunity. They are against the egalitarian idea of humanity that the French Revolution came up with as a false conception and against most Marxist ideas that try to push egalitarianism as a perversion of proper European socialism, including cultural Marxism.
In other words, since individual human beings are not equal, then certainly CULTURES or RACES are not equal either so there is no obligation whatsoever for the dominant culture of a nation, whether White, Chinese, Black or Brown to give equal rights or opportunity to those ALIEN to its culture or race who built that civilization. Although, in practice, NS Germany gave blacks and half-Jews who were German citizens equal basic rights (see links below) but NOT equal opportunity.
So you had a situation where in Germany, for example, they had racial laws but no segregation between black and whites like in the USA. Germany had about 20,000 blacks from their colonies in Germany during Hitler's time and these went to the same schools and ate in the same places, unlike the US South, but couldn't join the Hitler youth or the Wehrmacht and certainly not the Waffen SS. They had some mixed black / white couples and they did not beat up or lynch these people the way they might have done in the US South, they just didn't encourage it. The blacks had to take a lot of teasing & put-downs and stuff but their basic rights not to be physically harmed were protected though not their 'equal' opportunity to everything an Aryan was entitled opportunity to. If you were a German and married a Jew, you'd get demoted from your job. If you were only a quarter Jew you could still serve in the army, etc. It was not a climate of 'terror,' it was an authoritarian but very polite climate of no-bullshit tolerated since the Fuhrer and Il Duce were basically in charge and no decisions went to some parliamentary vote.
During the war, of course, necessity forced the Germans to accept hundred of thousands of Non-Aryan volunteers into their armies even up to the elite units of the Waffen SS; for example they had 60,000 Muslim Waffen SS (Himmler considered Muslims fearless fighters)
The overall German racial policy was PRO-GERMAN rather than anti-other races. They wished other races the best in their own countries and cultures. They were not willing to grant them 'equal opportunity' but their basic rights against being abused were protected, they were not considered sub-human slaves like in the U.S. South as proven by the fact that there was no segregation in NS Germany.
"Mussolini has steadily refused to be called anything save 'Leader' (Duce) or 'Head of the Government,' the term dictator has been applied by foreign envy, as the Tories were called cattle-stealers. It does not represent the Duce's fundamental conception of his role. His authority comes, as Eirugina proclaimed authority comes, 'from right reason' and from the general fascist conviction that he is more likely to be right than anyone else is." ---Ezra Pound, Jefferson and/or Mussolini, 1935
Mussolini's fascism was not racially exclusive, Hitler's was and Hitler's worked a lot better as proven by their much more extensive success both economically and militarily than Italian Fascism. Ask yourself this: what's worse, a racialism that discriminates against maybe the 5 to 10% minority of a country that do not belong to the dominant race in that culture in terms of opportunities available but still protects their basic rights, up to & including racially mixed marriages, & does not even segregate their schools (as in NS Germany) or a sexist Islamic theocracy, for example, that discriminates against women in the opposite direction: it allows them to get as educated as they want and become doctors and even police officers but always only to remain only 1/2 the worth of a man in legal terms as based on sharia code ? In a racist society, minorities are discriminated against, in a sexist society, at least 50% of the population is discriminated against at all times and yet there are 'truthers' all over the internet that kiss Ahmedinejad's hairy ass as some kind of 'great and honorable man' while condemning Hitler, who did more for his
people, both men & women, than Ahmedinejad can manage in 3 lifetimes, and, of course, they hate even Mussolini, just because of all the negative propaganda & 'evil' associations of the word 'fascism,' though friggin' Mussolini wasn't even racially exclusive !
An absolutely essential article to read in this connection is this:
Quote: Demystification of the Birth and Funding of the NSDAP
Veronica Kuzniar Clark
What exactly did the NSDAP (National Socialist German Worker's Party) represent and who were its founding members? Why and how did Adolf Hitler transform the party from an unimpressive proletariat workers’ party to a full-fledged political machine that obtained absolute power in Germany? Perhaps more important, how was it funded? We answer these questions in this introduction. But first, we begin with an examination of the early stages of the NSDAP and its recruiting process. One must understand how this process unfolded if one is to understand the NSDAP’s position on Judaism and Freemasonry as well as the prevailing social and political order of the day. Naturally, we also reveal some of the other important aspects of its early development, which necessitates a fair amount of myth busting about Hitler, including who actually gave him money.
Triumvirate: Leadership, development and unity
Adolf Hitler, contrary to his own self-myths and the myths of others, was not poor—at least not until he had drained his savings and entitlements gallivanting in Vienna. Many historians have written that Hitler simply lived day-to-day wasting both his money and time, but in so doing they overlook Hitler’s experiences and ‘life education’ that later played such an important role in the development and direction of National Socialism as well as the Second World War. The development and direction of both can be traced to Hitler’s experiences during those “lost” years.
Hitler, like so many other young German men and women of his day, fell from middle-class status into that of the “wretched proletariat.” This was something that young Hitler refused to accept. He was deeply embittered by his Vienna experiences, which offered false promises of prosperity and hope for young people with enough willpower and talent. The prevailing dissonance of the time and place in which he grew up inculcated in him a burning desire to change these circumstances, which is precisely what he did after 1933. Hitler was so resentful of the class-ridden society that was Vienna, and Austria and Europe generally, that one of his key aims throughout both the peace and war years was cultivating a system of merit. One’s birth station was not what mattered. What mattered were one’s talent, loyalty, dependability and fortitude, notably in the face of adversity and uncertainty. Hitler was able to overcome most imbedded class barriers in two distinct ways:
1. He recruited both men and women from all social classes and accordingly tailored his speech and disposition to each, depending on his/her social standing.
2. He supplanted economic valuation with racial valuation.
Let’s look at the first point. Hitler needed the broadest spectrum of German society he could get, so this meant that he needed to appeal to men, women, young, old, wealthy, poor, unemployed and employed alike. Women were amongst Hitler’s most devoted and fervent supporters in the early years. So were low-wage earners, small businessmen and foreign nobles, such as White Russian émigrés who wished to see the return of the Russian monarchy. They provided Hitler with a physical audience, elite and business connections and monetary support, most of which ended up being granted in the form of loans. Hitler needed industrialists as much as he needed the workers, elites and disenfranchised foreigners. Since his goal was to raise the station of all lower-class ethnic Germans, he had to win them all together, which required a strategy of multi-class appeal. When he met and spoke with counts, duchesses and other members of the former royalty, he addressed them in a royal manner. His etiquette, speech and personal manners proved impeccable in such company. When he met or spoke with industrialists, such as Fritz Thyssen, he tailored his behavior and manner to match that of the hopes and fears of industrialist Germany. At the same time he was careful to scale back his socialistic language in such company, so that the industrialists would not misidentify him as a Marxist-Communist. He had to convince them that he would crush Marxist-Communism and uphold their industrial power base in the face of the growing mass of disenchanted, underpaid workers who felt they were being cheated and exploited by German industry. Whenever things got economically tough, the workers suffered wage and benefit cuts. They blamed the industrialists, but Hitler saw that the industrialists were also suffering: many went bankrupt during the inflation as well as during the Great Depression. The crippling Versailles reparations forced most German industrialists and exporters into an untenable economic position, which in turn harmed German workers. This meant that Hitler had to at least hint at future German rearmament, which was covertly occurring anyway. On the other hand, Hitler had to promise the workers, his single largest and most important support base in almost every respect in the formative years, that he would not allow the state or industry to exploit them or continue treating them as automatons. We can see that balancing the wants and needs of these three core sectors of class-ridden Germany was far from simple. But Hitler did it, and nearly bloodlessly (relative to the Communist revolutions in Russia and throughout Eastern Europe).
Now to the second point: Hitler had to come up with a unifying ideology for Germanic peoples. This task seems simple in retrospect, because Germany was a homogenous society by today’s standards. However, back then this was not how the German situation was seen. Germany may have been racially homogenous, but class antagonisms were so deep-seated that few if any German elites and nobles were interested in sharing political or social power with lower-class and middle-class Germans. The Junkers (estates Lords) treated their farmhands (serfs) as second- or third-class citizens and ordered them to pack up and get out if they dared to vote against their landlord employers. According to James and Suzanne Pool's research, many of the Junkers, notably the friends of von Hindenburg, refused to discontinue living the feudal order, which helped fuel the growing mass discontent for monarchy. This only served the interests of republicans and Freemasons, both of whom wished to see the end of monarchy for good. We will discuss their motivations later. For now it is enough to say that their motives were far from benevolent. German class divisions trumped any sort of racial or ethnic solidarity. Not surprisingly, one finds that the desire to unite all Germans as racial comrades was a desire shared almost entirely amongst the lower and middle classes, and even many middle-class Germans did everything they could to cling to their bourgeois life station, even if it meant keeping the lower-classes downtrodden. As one can see, Hitler’s goal was anything but simple.
How, then, did Hitler unite Germans? And how successful was he? Hitler united Germans by invoking an ideological concept similar to Italy’s Romanita, as espoused by Benito Mussolini. Hitler’s concept was Nordicism: the basic, simplified premise of which was that all Germanic peoples were united by their Nordic racial component, and because they were united by this common “race soul” or blood component, how could they fight or be divided? While such a unifying idea sounded feasible and reasonable to many, some resisted nonetheless. The Junkers, former nobility, and many other business elites in Germany saw Hitler as nothing other than a lowly former corporal who had no clout given his petit bourgeois (lower middle-class) upbringing. Hitler was only partially successful in uniting all Germans as Volksgenossen. His lack of complete success in this regard, an unattainable goal to be sure, later proved to be his undoing. Elites amongst the officer corps did immeasurable damage to Hitler and his war effort, but the story of their treachery and sabotage is beyond the scope of this discussion.
Might Hitler have been more successful had he been more racially inclusive early on? Not necessarily. Mussolini, unlike Hitler, was not racially exclusive at any point and expended a great deal of effort and time attempting to recruit non-Italians to the Italian fascist cause. He was largely unsuccessful, especially in Ethiopia—this in spite of the fact that he had Ethiopians trained as pilots (before the Tuskegee Airmen even came into being) and promised them higher status within a Fascist Italian Empire. We may deduce from this example that Hitler having merely extended his hand openly in the beginning to non-Germans would not have guaranteed National Socialism’s political or military success. Mussolini did so and his tolerant hand was rejected. Indeed the U.S. and Britain did not win the Second World War due to non-white conscription, but because they supported and funded the Soviet war machine and were willing to bomb Germany indiscriminately. Anyway, this brings us back to our main point, which is that unifying a body of people, regardless of whether it is homogenous or diverse, is no easy task. Hitler was only able to convince the lower and middle classes that racial value must supersede economic (class) value. Most of the German elites were never won over to his Nordicism.
Read the rest over here:
To understand better how National Socialism racial laws operated from a more or less non-biased source, read this:
Under Two Flags
by Heinz Weichhardt
Heinz certainly has had an unusual perspective of the Twentieth Century. A supporter of Hitler who left Germany as an unwanted non-Aryan, he became an enemy alien in America. As the years passed, Heinz became successful in his field of physics (electron-optics), retiring from IBM as a manager in its research division. As his article reveals, he never wavered in his support for National Socialism, even if he had himself been rejected by it.
Another good book to read is "Destined to Witness" about a black guy's experiences of growing up under Hitler; Since it's a mainstream media propaganda piece (they even made a German movie based on it to propagandize their sheepled people even more), it's good to have this brilliant review on hand to help you de-program from life long triggers in order for the propaganda to have minimum effect and the facts that emerge have maximum effect.
The point of this Autobiography, of course, and the reason it was enthusiastically published and even made a movie out of, was to 'bash Notsees' and Germans yet again, for the millionth time, as a bunch of 'evil racists' (racism being the belief in racial differences that contribute to cultural differences that obviously unequal individuals are, if not completely controlled by, then to a certain extent still limited by in this or that direction), and to reactivate the ever-present programming in people's psyches, a program installed since birth through subconscious programming via the deliberately controlled mass-media apparatus that equates any inequity or prejudice suffered as a result of race as a literal synonym of evil, as if those who believe in differences in races that go beyond skin color (such as IQ, athletic ability, muscle mass, etc) or that these differences developed over 1000s of years and will probably not be easily reversed in one or two generations cultural re-programming of a scientific nature, cannot possibly be pro their own race without necessarily being against others or wishing other races the best.
So, as soon as the subject of racism retriggers that 'racism is the ultimate evil' program to start running again, as installed, even the teasing and taunting that this kid was subjected to in school, that most kids are subjected to, takes on a 'sinister' aspect. However, since for this autobiography to work as propaganda and not be dismissed off-hand as a work of fiction, it had to have historical accuracy or at least a large percentage of historical facts that could be verified by historical research already done into the period, it ends up, despite its best efforts, for those able to consciously de-program from those lifelong triggers and apply critical thinking, making the endlessly vilified racialist German regime of Hitler look much better than either the the so-called 'free' USA or Liberia, Africa, where the author's father was originally from.
Quote: Destined to Witness: Growing Up Black in Nazi Germany
by Hans Massaquoi
The author Hans Massaquoi with the cast of the German language TV movie made from his book
Honing that Naziphobic ax, April 27, 2012
By J.B. - See all my reviews
This review is from: Destined to Witness: Growing Up Black in Nazi Germany (Paperback)
Memoirs are tricky and memories are trickier. Human memory is fallible. And every professional psychologist knows this. Our ideologies and expectations, accompanied by personal axes, become enmeshed with our private interpretations of events and the mental images that accompany those events. We embellish, invent, and sometimes even lie to produce stellar memories that will hone our axes and reveal our agendas. This is what Hans Massaquoi has done.
In his best-selling, world-renowned memoir, Destined to Witness: Growing Up Black in Nazi Germany, Hans-Juergen Massaquoi writes as though he wafted through the fire pits of hell his entire young life. The reality is that he lived relatively well and suffered much less than he lets on.
The first thing that struck me about Hans's memoir is his selectiveness. Incidentally this selectiveness reveals his racism and his obsession with race. Hans begins his memoir with colorful memories of his African relatives and their elite lifestyle in Germany. They are idealized in every imaginable way. They are all-loving, tolerant, beneficent, warm, and affectionate - in one word, perfect. This ideal family portrait of the Massaquois is only later shattered by Hans's family reunion in Liberia, which he carefully whitewashes and justifies with eloquent precision. But this idyllic life for the young Afro-German, whose mother is a German nurse, is upturned when his grandfather, Momolu, has to return to his native Liberia to sort out a political scandal. Hans presents his grandfather as innocent of any charges or wrongdoing, though his bias may well be a defensive measure he employs to maintain the idyllic consistency. The newly independent Liberian state was accused of selling slaves to the Spanish island colony of Fernando Po off the coast of British Nigeria. His grandfather is accused of involvement.
Presented in juxtaposition to this idyllic Africanism is, quite literally, "Nazi hell." Hans describes his new kid on the block experiences as an endless string of discrimination, torment, and hatred flung his way for no other reason than the color of his skin. Hans describes how fellow German children chided him with the old saying, Neger, Neger Schornsteinfeger ("Negro, Negro, chimney sweep"). How many times was this actually chanted at Hans? He doesn't say. But the fact that he had to endure a bit of child-aged chastisement, and took it so personally that he "remembered" it decades later during a visit to his homeland, specifically Hamburg, is both immature and revealing. It is immature since every child experiences torment and taunts, sometimes to such an extent that the child takes his or her own life at some point to escape it. It is revealing because it tells us that Hans's race is central to his personal schema: he is as "race-obsessed" as the Nazis he despises so much. This is the point in his memoir where he starts sharpening his ax against all things German and "Nazi." (Needless to say, neither Hans nor his half-Chinese buddy Yue were sterilized by the NSDAP, both survived the war unscathed, and both raised families. The US sterilized Americans, mostly black Americans, until the late 1960s.)
If Hans didn't really live in hell, and Nazi Germany was not as terrible a place as Hans makes it out to be, how come he does this? This question begs a thorough answer. First of all, Hans reluctantly wrote his memoir. He was reluctant to trudge up his "hated" past in the "Nazi hell." Secondly he wrote it in retrospect. Since he did not document his experiences in a diary, he was flying by mental imagery the whole time he wrote. Therefore we are reading about the experiences that stood out, not the usual run-of-the-mill experiences he had. This is important because we humans remember things that are hurtful and horrible more often than pleasant things. A June 23, 2008 TIME article by Laura Blue asked and answered the following:
Q: Why do we remember unpleasant events better than ordinary ones?
A: We think of memory as a record of our experience. But the idea is not just to store information; it's to store relevant information. [The idea is] to use our experience to guide future behavior...In terms of brain activity, anticipating the future and remembering the past seem to be related...The speculation is that we process memory in order to solve problems....And things we should learn from, things that are particularly important or that have strong emotions tied to them, may be things that are going to be important in the future....Things that are emotionally charged may simply be memories that are more likely to be accessed or used.
Hans's relevant information centers on his racial identity. Just about everything he experiences is defined by his race. He writes of his hero-worship switch, from the German Max Schmeling to African-American Joe Louis. This is also why Jesse Owens becomes Hans's personal hero and why he doesn't mind when his fellow school- and playmates call him Jesse, because he's black. In this way Hans reveals a flaw he has: he affirms and supports positive racial stereotyping of blacks, but hates and rejects negative racial stereotyping of blacks. Thus if Germans see blacks as "good at sports" and "dancing," Hans accepts these stereotypes and tries to live up to them. But when he hears things such as "blacks are not as civilized as Germans," he rejects these stereotypes and despises the ones who espouse them. Hans himself is a bigot and this flaw is repeatedly revealed in his memoir.
Hans downplays his positive experiences repeatedly. He attributes repeated acts of Nazi tolerance and softness towards him to "luck." This may fly past fools, but it doesn't fly past informed readers. When he's caught with little Erika Schmedemann "in the buff," he's presumed innocent by all but one of the German women and mothers in the adjacent room. He is given candy and other treats by Onkel Tamm and other Germans around his neighborhood, but doesn't seem to attribute much importance to their numerous and frequent acts of kindness. He is allowed to go on dates with young Gretchen, but thinks of her and her mother as rare exceptions, not typical Germans. He pays for a "quickie" with a German prostitute and doesn't get in trouble even though there are Nazi policemen all about. He must be lucky. He "beds down" a German clerk named Gerda on a park bench, meanwhile claiming to be "in constant fear of the SD." Then why does he take such a risk? Could he be exaggerating about his fear and the discrimination he "always" encounters?
Yes, Hans is bitter. His bitterness centers on his race. Even though Hans has numerous German friends and his mother has decent work most of her life, he repeatedly expresses his bitterness toward German society. His wonderful German family, friends, and acquaintances - Aunt Moeller, little Erika, Aunt Tilli, Uncle Tamm, Ms Beyle, Wolfgang, the Morells, Uncle Max, Mr Gosau, Aunt Grete, the Swingboys, etc. - can neither ease nor erase the relentless "agony" and "pain" he had to endure as a black boy in the "Nazi hell." Forget the fact that blacks were treated terribly in every Western country at that time, and even in the free state of Liberia, which was African-ruled. No, none of this nor Hitler having issued a circular to protect African workers means a damn thing to victimized Hans-Juergen. (He relishes in the Germans' defeat.) No, none of this happiness and friendship can make up for those few Sundays when Hans was ordered by his "evil Nazi boss" to clean boilers as punishment for his attitude and arrogance during the war, when he was sitting pretty as a worker and his former school- and playmates were dying by the hundreds at the front. How dare any of his readers feel a pang of hostility toward sainted Hans. He told his boss to `go to hell' in an emergency situation during the war, but we're supposed to root for him as goodness personified nevertheless. Because we Germans are guilty, you see. Hans himself affirms this when he writes of Germany in the late 1960s, "West Germany...had ceased to be a white nation...". He later writes, "I watched this new breed of [Americanized] Germans...[and] I was filled with renewed hope for the country of my birth." He even proceeds with a self-righteous lecture on the "Holiest of Holies": that if it happened once, it can happen again - anywhere! He fails to mention Israel's extirpation/ethnic cleansing of Arabs, the Israeli apartheid wall, and Israeli school segregation and everyday anti-black and anti-Arab racism. How revealing, don't you think? His repeated laments for the Jews are enough to make one disgorge.
Those G-d forsaken Nazis!
Most Nazis were good to Hans. The son of the local Nazi Blockleiter, Morell, befriended Hans and he spent time at their house often. Mr Morell even takes him to see Jesse Owens compete in the Olympic Games, a rare treat even for Aryan children. When Hans is told one day to leave an "Aryan park" by one of the parents at the park he always frequents, the local warden tells him and his mother that he is as welcome as the other children and to go back to the park as usual. Hans chooses not to go to the park ever again out of resentment, because of the rejection of a single woman at the park one day. While Hans was not allowed to join the HJ, he was personally invited to join the Aryans-only Bramfeld Boxing Club by a young German man. No one challenged or reported his presence. Hans is not drafted for Heer service either, and while he tells a sob story about this, he later thanks his lucky stars that he sat out the war in relative safety while his friends died in the droves. (He never tries to join the Waffen SS.) The only "threats" to him are the Allied air raids, which he describes in detail.
During the war Hans is a rebellious "Swingboy," who runs around dancing and cavorting with fellow Swingboys and girls after work. He writes about taking dance lessons during the war and how his instructor has no problem with his race and even defends him against some rowdy HJ members who bust in one day. When he is caught walking around the neighborhood one time in pitch dark (after a night with Gretchen) by an SD man, a policeman at the local station identifies him as a neighborhood boy and he's let go immediately. When he snoops around the Kohnstein, which turns out to be the Dora-Mittelbau KZ, he is called in by the local Nazi mayor and questioned about his snooping. He lies to the mayor, telling him he was out hiking, but is released with a simple warning regardless. And when he goes to see the SS officer in charge of assigning him to his first job as a machinist apprentice (a three-year stint at Lindner A. G.), he expects the worst. But to his "surprise," the SS man is professional and completely respectful towards him and even tells him that people like him will have careers in the future German colonial administration in Africa. The SS man insists on shaking his hand. (He is never sterilized either, incidentally.)
Hans's Naziphobic invective proceeds without relent. Hans begins his machinist apprenticeship after being told he does not qualify for university study. He is not Aryan, so he does not qualify. Instead of letting this go and considering studying elsewhere in Europe or America, Hans flies into a "Nazis hate me for my race" bout. He reluctantly takes up his new trade and hates his fellow blue-collar workers more than anything except the NSDAP and Hitler. He looks down on them and he hates "hard work." He hates machine noise. He hates his boss. Hell, he hates working. He feels he deserves better. He wants to take it easy and have the money come-a-rollin' in for next to no effort. The less effort he has to exert and the more he gets to dance, horizontal polka, and lounge around in pubs and clubs, the happier he is. I suppose we should feel sorry for him for receiving such a horrible education in "Nazi hell," an education that secured his employment not only in Germany, and with decent pay, but later in Liberia, Monrovia, and America.
I'm a man, but even I am affronted at Hans's ceaseless objectification of women. After the war he goes all out in his various attempts, legal, semi-legal and illegal, to live it up like this at the expense of his fellow countrymen. He trades them addictive Yanki cigarettes for goods that he wants which he illegally acquires from black American seamen. He also `pimps' German `hussies' for his "American brothers" to "enjoy." The black seamen discuss among themselves how the boys back home are going to envy them this indulgence in white women. Hans continually refers to women's looks, breasts, and butts throughout, revealing his other obsession: "bedding them down." One of the most striking things he reveals, and which elevates Nazi Germany to a new level of respect in my book, is that Hans had never seen marijuana until the Americans arrived.
In his feverish attempt to get even via memoir writing, Hans reveals what PCists consider sexism and anti-Germanism. He seems thrilled at the prospect of "bedding down" German women and setting up African-American seamen with German prostitutes after the war. Throughout his memoir he repeatedly refers to women by their looks and whether he or his new buddies can "bed them down." He does not write one line about what these women's hopes and dreams are, what they are interested in, or what they hope to accomplish in their lives or in future careers. Nope. Are they `doable'? That's what Hans has on his mind page after page after page after, ad nauseum. I felt disturbed at Hans's glee over seeing German women all over black seamen. What is he getting at?
Be careful with that ax, Hans
Hans is a clever propagandist for Liberalism. He attributes the racism of individual Germans, like his teachers Wriede and Dutke, on the NSDAP and Hitler. But he attributes the racism of individual Americans, Britishers, and Liberians on those individuals alone. He claims that "Nazi" ideology made Germans act racist, but he doesn't claim that "American" or "British" ideology made Englishmen and white Americans act racist. Here are a couple examples. His mother is harassed by her new boss, who happens to be an NSDAP member, so Hans attributes his behavior to "Nazism". Hans's American coworkers walk off the job to protest his hiring as a lathe operator in Illinois, but this has nothing to do with Americanism. These are just a bunch of white racists who hate the fact that a black man can do their job as well as they can. Hans is asked to work one Sunday on an emergency repair during the war "because he's black." He doesn't think to ask whether he's a better worker, more dependable, etc. than his fellow German machinists. Nope. It's his blackness. It's his racist Nazis boss. Hans expresses as much confusion as his readers feel about his hypocrisy and bias. He later laments about his beloved America: "...it was utterly ludicrous that a nation that prided itself on its democratic traditions and looked down on the Nazis for their racial attitudes would segregate soldiers who served in the same way and who were expected to fight the same enemy."
His elitist father
After decades of financial and emotional neglect, Hans's wonderful African father finally writes him a letter. He wants him to come live with him in the cosmopolitan paradise of Liberia. His father sends him a wad of cash to pay for his travel, which Hans describes as not enjoyable thanks to the "racist Dutch captain." (The only good whites throughout his many trips are the ones who sit by him, eat with him, and/or befriend him. The others are racist scum.) When Hans finally leaves hated Germany, a dead-end nation he calls it, he is ecstatic to be going to the land of "his people." He is not German, he's African he decides. And his real family is in Liberia. So he leaves his "love" Inge behind, and his mother, to pursue a short-term life in Liberia; however, he his real dream is to live in the Racist States of America. It is strange, isn't it? When he arrives he greets his elitist father Al-Haj, a stranger who thinks of Liberian natives as primitive savages who need to be worked like animals, and moves in with him. He hates his father, who he learns is a control freak. (They sort of make up later on before his father dies from car accident wounds.) And that's not his father's only hang-up. He hates American blacks passionately!
Soon after his arrival, and against his father's warnings, he hooks up with his long lost brother Morris. Morris is a womanizer like his father and brother. He had gotten himself fired from a lucrative union job for having an affair with the wrong woman at the wrong time. The two brothers Massaquoi travel about Liberia having a grand old time - yes, Hans is cheating on Inge with impunity - and cooking up gimmicks to make money with the least amount of effort. (If NSDAP members did this, it was because they were "evil Nazis". If Hans and his brother do it, it's smart business sense and their hard-earned reward.) His brother lives in a shack full of rats and wants out. Meanwhile, his elitist father lives in a mansion bustling with native servants. Father Massaquoi also has wives all over the countryside - pieces of property like cattle or hogs. And how did Father Massaquoi acquire his wealth? He received sales commissions from stolen German real estate, businesses, and other assets after German residents and officials were thrown out of Africa in 1944 by the Brits. So Massaquoi Sr.'s fortune is Germany's misfortune. Anyway, Hans has to live with Morris and his rats for a while, but eventually finds himself a decent place to live when he finds machinist work - with that worthless, horrible Nazi education he received - and even gets himself a native servant named Sammy. He learns quickly that in Nigeria and Liberia, only some blacks live the good life, namely the Americo-Liberians. The rest live like animals and toil away for pennies a day, either for the English and French colonialists or their elitist ethnic kindred.
Masonry is the ticket
His brother finally gets his due, but only after he joins the Masons. He tells Hans that you cannot get ahead in Liberia "unless you joined the Masons." Morris gets a lucrative government job after he gives the president, Tubman, the secret Masonic handshake that only members know. He shares nothing about his Masonic secrets to Hans since secrecy is fundamental to the "brotherhood."
And how about Liberian rule? Well, Hans witnesses one charming example early on. He sees a native woman washing a young child's eyes, nose, and mouth with a pepper solution and then beat him viciously with a stick. He had "embezzled a nickel" which shot out of his mouth during the beating. Hans later witnesses a severe beating of a native who transgresses and his uncle Nat tells him not to question it, as this is how things are done here and there is no other way. The only thing these natives understand is brute force. Uncle Nat: "...[t]his is Liberia, not Germany. We have different standards here." Graft is also the norm. President Tubman, says Morris, is okay with us stealing from the government as long as we don't steal too much (the "wrist-to-elbow policy"). And just to set the record straight, whites "Uncle Tommed" in Liberia as readily as blacks "Uncle Tommed" in America and other white countries.
And just a little jab at British racism: the Brits would walk straight to the front of any line of blacks, no matter how long, and get served straight away. The blacks had to wait without complaint. Hans didn't like this and could have gotten himself into trouble for telling a Brit off for doing just this in Lagos while visiting his grandmother. She tells him to keep his mouth shut; that the Brits will do "anything...I mean anything" to uphold their racist rule as long as they can. Now's not the time to offend the jittery Brits, Hans, who sense the end of their rule in Africa is nigh.
In the Racist States of America
When he's finally in the States on his student visa that his impoverished aunt secured for him, he's elated. But he is drafted, he claims by accident, and ends up in the Jim Crow American military. Since he doesn't want to fight and possibly die for America in Korea, he delays deployment by enrolling in paratrooper training. He earns his wings and is "fortunately" never deployed.
I find it irritating and hypocritical that Hans berates Germans for going along with the status quo, and joining the war effort, when he did the same thing. He, like most Germans in the Reich, watched out for Number One. This two-faced quality of his resurfaces again and again. Even so, he does not spare his readers `lectures' about fighting evil and actively resisting it wherever it's seen. He does nothing to oppose Jim Crow. He joins the American military even though he knows he is not supposed to as an alien student, so that he would not be deported back to Liberia. He was obviously willing to murder and subjugate Koreans as a GI if ordered to. He watches fellow blacks in his unit beat each other nearly to death and did nothing to help on at least one occasion. He witnesses a murder by coconut, no joke, over a truck seat, and again Hans does not intervene. And even Hans is bullied by fellow blacks and called the N-word. A fellow paratrooper asks him, "How come yo's a n***er and yo mama's white?"
Hans's most significant revelations are reserved for the end. He says things like:
"...I wondered whether the idealistic image I had of the United States had any basis in reality."
"I was stunned...I followed my aunt into the shack...Suddenly I felt sorry for my aunt...who obviously lived in abject poverty and could barely take care of herself...on the outskirts of an affluent, all-white suburban community [in America]."
"Interestingly, all the lathe operators were white; the few blacks I saw were pulling hand trucks and operating forklifts."
"...I encountered racism again, only this time it was racism American style, in the reputedly racially liberal North."
"While I was convinced that [my] company's action did not change any hearts, it certainly went a long way to change behavior."
"Anti-Semitism, I reluctantly concluded, was alive and well in the good old U.S.A."
"For the moment, I felt terribly disappointed and betrayed regarding my view of `the land of the free and the home of the brave'."
"...all the white soldiers went to peaceful Europe, while all the blacks were shipped to places like Chonju and Kanggyong in war-torn Korea..."
"I had heard too many accounts...of how hapless black soldiers who had rubbed a white lawman the wrong way were `made an example of' or simply disappeared."
"The most prominent survivor of that old gang of mine is my fellow non-Aryan Ralph Giordano." Ralph was Jewish and a Communist Party member for 11 years after the war. Needless to say he "hated" the Nazis.
Last but not least, Hans reveals his true face with this statement towards the end:
"...I had no idea that racial discrimination was not only condoned but openly practiced by the United States government. As much as I hated the Nazis for it, somehow, their overt racism and refusal to accept me in their military ranks seemed more honest to me than the United States' lip service to democracy and eagerness to recruit blacks while keeping them at arm's length in segregated, low-status service units commanded primarily by whites. I found it difficult to admit to myself, but my newly created ideal of an America that had mounted and won a crusade to free the oppressed had received a severe, perhaps fatal blow." This is what he writes after his encounter with Smitty, his new pot-smoking black "American brother," on the segregated U.S. ship he's assigned to.
And then he reveals his "hope" for the "new" Germany. He writes:
"[T]he most interesting group of Germans to me was the country's burgeoning population of thousands of `brown babies,' mostly illegitimate offspring of black GIs and German women."
Interestingly, Al Hooseman, the black man who was in charge of the organization to help these mostly impoverished children said, "I would say without hesitation that black children of comparable [poor] backgrounds in the United States don't come near the degree of social acceptance which the [brown babies] enjoy here."
Hans, isn't it time to put down the ax?
It looks like the author of this amazing review has pulled all his reviews for some reason so those links will no longer bring it up. Good thing I saved it here for posterity. Fantastic review, setting everything straight, whoever this amazon reviewer J.B. dude is. It's a review I wish I could have written but I don't have this guy's writing ability.
And, by the way, the reason that the 'racism is the ultimate evil' programming is installed since birth in almost everyone the world's mass-media apparatus can reach is not because the people in control of the media who make this a priority care about minorities or that they should have individual rights or individual opportunity to do their best but because they use cultural Marxism (the 'equality of cultures' doctrine, a deliberately perverted extension of 'equality of individuals') is necessary to weaken, subvert, pervert, control, exploit and eventually destroy European white civilization, the civilization that, because of its scientific achievements and subsequent material abundance has always been the most exploitable host to these parasites. It was this civilization that Mussolini and Hitler tried to save with their fascist revolutions and they were much more important and authentic revolutions than that bankster funded fraud in Russia.
This is why World Bankster Massacre II had to be unleashed on their heads and why Ezra Pound made his trip to the USA in 1939 to try to talk to all the politicians and influential people he could contact and stop America entering the fray.
Quote: From Ezra Pound, The Last Rower, Heymann, pages 80-89
America's welfare was still the central point of concentration for Pound. Surprisingly, the type of government that he favored for the States was no more than a continuation of the old democratic tradition, but one, he cautioned, that "works." He did apparently want to see established in America one or two Fascist ideas, but these only to improve the existing system, so that when he urged representation in Congress according to trades and profession, rather than representation according to geographic distribution, he was not urging this because it was to be found in fascism but as a means of carrying out better the original goals of Jefferson, Adams, Jackson, and Van Buren. Pound's conviction that somewhere along the line the Constitution had been corrupted and the American dream shattered gnawed at him now with increasing persistence. It was with this thought in mind that he decided shortly before the outbreak of the war, to return to the United States. The trip, for all intents and purposes a self-styled mercy mission, was to be his first visit home in nearly three decades. It began in Genoa on April 13, 1939, aboard the Italian Liner Rex.
William Carlos Williams, Ford Madox Ford and H.L. Mencken had been trying for years to get Pound to return home, if only for a brief visit. He had toyed with the prospect before, but at the last moment had always reneged, insisting that the lumpish American scene was worth avoiding. But by January 1939, Having recently returned from London to Rapallo, he experienced a change of heart. In a note to Wyndham Lewis, written at approximately this time, he announced his intention to 'invade the States.' Lewis was living in New York and Pound wanted to join him. With Europe drifting toward war, he was eager, as Noel Stock put it, to play his part in keeping the peace between Italy and the United States and also thought it was time that he went personally to see American leaders, to point out to them the road to economic as well as political sanity.
What infuriated him was the inexorable fact that not one American in a thousand knew his constitutional rights. No one, for example, was aware that the United States had not, since 1913, issued its own money, but was instead borrowing money issued by the Federal Reserve Bank, and that part of the onerous taxes which American citizens paid their government was actually interest on this alleged perpetual loan. Pound felt that if the people could ever know that they were being 'duped' into paying unlawful taxes and encouraged to fight needless wars 'they would rise up in revolution, purify the government and return to a simple, taxless federation of states, ruled by laws, locally passed and locally enforced.' Such was the trigonometry of his vision, and in order to see it through, he was prepared, if need be, to accept an advisory post in government and to spend some months each year in his own country.
Later he would come to regret having made the voyage at all. In the muck and mire of the Detention Training Center outside Pisa, sifting through isolated memories now buried under the collapse of history, he would think back on the venture as a complete and utter failure and would record it as such in The Pisan Cantos. At St. Elizabeths, reaffirming his apprehensions, he explained to visitors that he had arrived on American soil too late and in the wrong frame of mind. In the final analysis, the 1939 trip served essentially to convince him of the hopelessness of the general political situation and resulted, upon his return to Italy, in his taking up the microphone in defense of the forces of National Socialism. .
Quote:The Mark Weber Report: What Really was Fascism? Changing Views of Fascism, Facts vs. Propaganda
May 9, 2012
Fascism is one of the most often misused and widely misunderstood political terms. Publicists of both the left and right use the term “fascist” not to describe but to discredit and smear adversaries. “Fascism” is often inaccurately used as a synonym for tyranny, militarism, Nazism, racism, or capitalism. During the first 13 years of Fascist rule in Italy, the regime and its leader (“Duce”), Benito Mussolini, were widely admired in the US and other countries. They earned praise, for example, for resolutely uprooting mafia criminality. Attitudes in the US changed after the Italian subjugation of Ethiopia in 1935-36, and as Mussolini aligned Italy ever more closely with Hitler’s Germany. The image of Mussolini and Fascism that prevails today is largely the product of World War II propaganda.