Sunday, March 19, 2006

If Hitler Was a Jew, Then Bush Was a Democrat

cross posted at: Bring It On!

You know, I was reading a post at Bring It On! on Saturday, by Gun Toting Liberal entitled "GOP Seeking to Legalize Illegal Spying on American Citizens", and I really wanted to weigh in with a comment. I started thinking, because that's what "good reads" do for me, they inspire me to think. I remembered a quote in a George Carlin book that quoted Hermann Goering, and I thought of a number of 2002 references of GW and Adolph comparisons, so I pulled up some research, and well the comment on that very well written post became this revisited and updated look at some very, very disturbing thoughts previously presented and re-hashed by me.

"Naturally the common people don't want war.... That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peace makers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country."

Hermann Goering, at the Nuremberg Trials

Ironically, moments prior to reading GTL's post, a friend had shared this quote with me from a book, "When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?", and this pounded in my ears as I read on and thought of how the 'Four Horsemen' ( Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz) had so skillfully followed this ominous recipe laid out in Nazi Germany some 70 years prior in 'decieptfully dragging us all along' into a falsely pretensed war with Iraq.

In keeping with that tone, Goering spoke of his perception at the Nuremberg Trials

'The four real conspirators are missing: The Fuhrer, Himmler, Bormann, and Goebbels." (1/5/46)

Reading on, it brought to mind the Patriot Act inspired by the terrorists of 9/11, and the use of illegal wiretaps to spy on the citizens of our great nation, vs. the wiretapping that was supported by the Enabling Act which was passed into law shortly after the Reichstag Fire in 1933 Germany to "temporarily suspend civil liberties to deal with the terrorist threat posed by Communists".(incidently this 'temporary law' remained in effect for the duration of Nazi Germany) The next two trial and hearing transcripts are an eery display of similarities in thought process between the Bush administration and Hitler's administration, and lend a very strong hand to Russ Feingold's call for censure, and if anything they underscore the weakness in such a measure and not the so-called over kill of a censure. Take a moment and read the two hearings, decades and world's apart, the resembelance is un-nerving to say the least.

Cross Examination of Hermann Goering (1)

MR. JUSTICE JACKSON: You took over a special intelligence organization in 1933 which was devoted to monitoring the
telephone conversations of public officials and others inside and outside of Germany, did you not?

GOERING: I have explained that I had erected a technical apparatus which, as you said, monitored the conversations of
important reigners to and from foreign countries-telegrams and wireless communications which were transmitted not only from
Germany to foreign countries, but also from one foreign country to the other through the ether, and which were intercepted. It
also monitored telephone conversations within Germany of: (1) all important foreigners; (2) important firms, at times; and (3)
persons who for any reason of a political or police nature were to be watched
In order to prevent any abuse on the part of the police, this department had to obtain my personal permission when it was to
listen to telephone conversations. Despite this there could, of course, be uncontrolled tapping of wires at the same time, just as
that is technically possible everywhere today

And the recent version:
Tuesday, February 7th, 2006
Gonzales Grilled at Senate Hearing, Defends NSA Spy Program

SEN. PATRICK LEAHY: When did they give you that advice?

ALBERTO GONZALES: Sir, that was sometime in 2004.

SEN. PATRICK LEAHY: Ah, three years later. I mean, you've been doing this wiretapping for three years, and then they -- suddenly you come up here and say, ‘By the way, guys, can we have a little bit of authorization for this?’ Is that what you're saying?

ALBERTO GONZALES: Sir, it’s always been our position that the President has the authority under the authorization to use military force and under the Constitution.

SEN. PATRICK LEAHY: Okay, well, let me ask you this then. You said several years after it started, you came up here and talked to some group of members of Congress. The press reports said that the President's program of spying on Americans without warrants was shut down for some time in 2004. That sounds like the time you were up here. If the President believed the program was necessary and legally justified, why did he shut it down?

ALBERTO GONZALES: Sir, you're asking me about the operations of the program. I'm not going to give you --

SEN. PATRICK LEAHY: Of course. I'm sorry, Mr. Attorney General, I forgot you can't answer any questions that might be relevant to this. Well, if the President has that authority, does he also have the authority to wiretap Americans’ domestic calls and emails under this -- let me finish -- under this authority, if he feels it involves al-Qaeda activity? I'm talking about within this country, under this authority you have talked about, does he have the power, under your authority, to wiretap Americans within the United States if they're involved in al-Qaeda activity?

ALBERTO GONZALES: Sir, I have been asked this question several times.

Hermann Goering was more truthful and forthcoming than our own Attorney General! In the comments that followed, and there were quite a few to that post, a piercing arrow was shot into the air and it led straight to the Democratic Party's heart. In the first Goering quote up top, he states "Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders". This rings true only when all we are is a voice or no voice, only with action can we stop this madness and redirect our leaders, our country, ourselves to the true and right works we need to be focused on. For ourselves, our children, and our country as an example for the world, not as a controlling domineering force against the world.
This entire post is factual, and painstakingly backed with all of the non-biased, 3rd party links to reference (painstakingly). I know it reads like an ultra radical misinformation propaganda sheet, but sadly that is only because it is all too hard to grasp for some, and all to sad for the rest of us.

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