“I’m just old enough to have heard a number of Hitler’s speeches on the radio,” he said, “and I have a memory of the texture and the tone of the cheering mobs, and I have the dread sense of the dark clouds of fascism gathering” here at home.
Chomsky was speaking to more than 1,000 people at the Orpheum Theatre in Madison, Wisconsin, where he received the University of Wisconsin’s A.E. Havens Center’s award for lifetime contribution to critical scholarship.
“The level of anger and fear is like nothing I can compare in my lifetime,” – Noam Chomsky, as reported by Matthew Rothschild at ‘The Progressive’
To summarize the current “State of the Union”:
our country has undergone a coup that’s been 40 years in-the-making. To understand the direction we are heading and the possibilities arriving in 2016, the year the next major election arrives chained to a forecast of a complete collapse of the global economy, we need to follow the footsteps of the last 40 years and fully grasp the reality of where we are today.
First off, we need to know that our economy has not recovered from the Great Meltdown of 2007/2008. While the “news” media reports record-setting gains for the Wall Street casino establishment, jobs will not recover to 2007 levels until after 2020(6 long years and 2 more recessions away). It’s unlikely jobs and/or wages will actually recover, as nothing has been done to promote such beneficence. While the S&L collapses in the ’80s resulted in banking fraudsters sent to prison over 1,000 times, the current lack of prosecution shows that the foxes completely took-over the “financial regulator” hen house.
Over the last 40 years, the “neo-liberal” economists have promoted and legalized the utter hijacking of America’s wealth and economic production by bankers and corporations. In economics, “neo-liberal” indicates the belief that businesses should be left alone to “regulate themselves”. Like that has EVER happened in human history ! Neo-liberalism is basically the regurgitation and full establishment of the robber-baron “Laissez-Faire” policies that led up to the Great Depression. “Liberal” in economics means letting the market and those in it (however corrupt) run free and do as they will.
During the same time,the geopolitical policies spewed forth from Neo-Conservative think tanks have become America’s bold new disposition toward the rest of humanity. Whereas the US had been traditionally isolationist, leaving the rest of the world to manage their own affairs, the neocon wants global hegemony. In the 80’s, they toppled governments all over Central and South America, during the 90’s, it was the former Soviet states, the Middle East over the last decade, and while we’re still caught up in that debacle, we are revisiting the East by waging war in Ukraine. The trouble the CIA started in Afghanistan and Iraq in the 80’s has not been resolved, yet we have moved on to over a dozen other countries, or entire regions, with our warlike, tyrannical behavior.
As the Neocon movement was started among some American Jews, the demands of Zionism will always be prevalent in their policies. They are waging a very successful genocide against the human beings of Palestine, at a rate slow and methodical enough that most people are apparently accepting this massive atrocity. They have successfully created a “Judeo-Christian” society in America, while historically, there is no such thing as “Judeo-Christian”. They have made the US the safe-house for Zionism, providing all the cash, technology, arms, and political “legitimacy” they require to keep the entire MIddle East under their bloody jackboot. Over the decades, they have successfully conditioned America’s citizens to be radically pro-Israel, and violently anti-Muslim.
The US has been engaged full-time in war and covert ops for over 3 decades, all under various guises. The “War on Drugs”, “War on Terror”, “National Security”, and “pro-Democracy” revolutions are all masks for the US subversion of independent nations. Neocons wouldn’t even allow the simple, beautiful people of East Timor to elect a government for themselves which would have been an independent alternative to American capitalism.
In the US, Presidents, Congressmen, and Judges are owned outright by elitist policy-makers. The US Constitution is, effectively, null and void. The media is owned by the same people who own the government. They blast wartime propaganda across the broadband 24/7. Whenever they shout “jump”, Americans jump, and whenever they whisper “be afraid”, Americans start trembling and seeking state-provided “safety”.
How dissimilar is our national mentality from that of Nazi Germany? The Nazis also created their own enemies, and went to war with the world.
How should we judge a nation that has built the largest and most advanced spy network in human history? What’s the difference between NSA(National Security Agency) and KGB(Committee for State Security) ?
When our brethren neighbors are as ignorant about world affairs, or even the real affairs of their own society, as any caged and shackled slave in history, what words and images could have them gnashing their teeth at imaginary, fabricated enemies?
In a nation that has constantly maintained a slave class for well over 200 years, what proof do we have of rational humanity?
While war and cleaning-up the aftermath of war are the most profitable businesses in a national economy, where is the incentive to step-back and rationally reassess our failing engagement with the rest of humanity?
When Hitler wanted to realize his plans to seize control of Germany, his party carried-out the false-flag operation of setting fire to the Reichstag, then declaring that Germany was under attack by internal and external enemies. His charisma and mastery of propaganda, combined with a winning team of brilliant, well-connected, and completely sadistic advisers, put him on a rapidly ascending throne that hovered over the most productive war machine ever created, 2nd only to the current destructive capacity that’s been built in the US. Within a month after the fire, he was LEGISLATED as the supreme ruler of Germany ! Here’s a brief description of the rapid rise of the Nazis:
When the stock market in the United States crashed on 24 October 1929, the impact in Germany was dire. Millions were thrown out of work, and several major banks collapsed. Hitler and the NSDAP prepared to take advantage of the emergency to gain support for their party. They promised to strengthen the economy and provide jobs. Many voters decided the NSDAP was capable of restoring order, quelling civil unrest, and improving Germany’s international reputation. After the federal election of 1932, the Nazis were the largest party in the Reichstag, holding 230 seats with 37.4 per cent of the popular vote.
Nazi seizure of power
Although the Nazis won the greatest share of the popular vote in the two Reichstag general elections of 1932, they did not have a majority, so Hitler led a short-lived coalition government formed by the NSDAP and the German National People’s Party. Under pressure from politicians, industrialists, and the business community, President Paul von Hindenburg appointed Hitler as Chancellor of Germany on 30 January 1933. This event is known as the Machtergreifung (seizure of power). In the following months, the NSDAP used a process termed Gleichschaltung (co-ordination) to rapidly bring all aspects of life under control of the party. All civilian organisations, including agricultural groups, volunteer organisations, and sports clubs, had their leadership replaced with Nazi sympathisers or party members. By June 1933, virtually the only organisations not in the control of the NSDAP were the army and the churches. (this sounds so much like The American Legislative Exchange Council) -Wkipedia
So, if our stock market is allowed or coerced to collapse again between now and the 2016 elections, WHERE WILL WE BE ? These evil minds have no moral qualms with subjecting all of civilization to real-life games of chess. When life hands them lemons, they make bloodonade.