Sunday, December 26, 2004

Neo-Fascism In America - Part 1

I have been so drunk as to have been utterly inchoherent for the past three days. I guess the day marking the birth of "jesus" is the day for this son of man, Screaming Memes, to go down into the belly of the earth for three days, only to reemerge with new life.

Here I am. I have sobered myself up and now I will attempt to apply myself in order to clearly delineate for you the totality of my vision.

Some weeks ago, The Herald newspaper, Glasgow, Scotland, published a letter in which I criticised the war in Iraq and suggested that the neo-cons in the US were a ruling neo-fascist elite. A trail of letters followed with one correspondent stating that I was making a serious error labeling them neo-fascist. He called them “tragically over-zealous apostles of liberal democracy.”

My interest in America began on the day after my 12th birthday; November 22, 1963, when President John F. Kennedy was driven along Deeley Plaza to his death. Within days I watched Lee Harvey Oswald being led out to his execution before the assembled media, and I was completely hooked on American politics. Four decades later, we still don’t know the truth about those astonishing events in Dallas. Like the all-too-many assassinations played out in front of the rolling cameras, American politics can be difficult to comprehend.

My own comprehension of American politics was helped enormously by a profound little essay, Escaping the Matrix, written by American, Richard K. Moore. [1] Moore, parallels the political situation in America with the Wachowski brothers’ film, The Matrix: “The defining dramatic moment in the film occurs just after Morpheus invites Neo to choose between a red pill and a blue pill. The red pill promises ‘the truth and nothing more.’ Neo takes the red pill and awakes to reality - something utterly different from anything Neo, or the audience, could have expected. What Neo had assumed to be reality turned out to be only a collective illusion, fabricated by the Matrix and fed to a population that is asleep, cocooned in grotesque embryonic pods. In the Matrix world, true reality and perceived reality exist on entirely different planes.”

In Moore’s Matrix metaphor, doses of ‘red pill’ allow us to comprehend the true reality of what is happening as opposed to an illusion deliberately created by the wealthy, ruling elite. As Morph tells Neo, “The Matrix is the world that was pulled down over your eyes to hide you from the truth… As long as the Matrix exists, humanity cannot be free.” Television and radio stations, news channels and most newspapers are owned by the ruling, wealthy elite who control the matrix. They dispense “blue pills” in the form of matrix propaganda, deliberately formulated to conceal the truth.

It has personally taken many years of slow awakening from the matrix narcolepsy for me to find an inverted reality where what I thought was the truth was a dream, and what I have awakened to is the reality of a true nightmare. Too many people believe fascism is only about goose-stepping, jack-booted Nazis. Too many people believe that American democracy is so strong that fascists could never take control of America. If you are sympathetic to those views, I invite you to consider the possibility that you are mistaken - invite you to sample a small dose of ‘red pill’.

Perhaps the only one way to understand fascism in America today is to trace its historical development there over the last century. “History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived. But if we rise up to meet it head-on, then history need not be re-lived. ” - Cia Bannar, film maker and human rights activist.

According to the matrix, powerful men of wealth who controlled America in colonial days, were replaced after the revolution by genuinely democratic representatives of the people. Every American school-child is taught that the fifty five “Founding Fathers” prepared a solid foundation of democracy upon which the Great Republic was built, and that Abraham Lincoln’s stirring Gettysburg address on “government of the people, by the people, for the people” meant what it said.

John D. Rockefeller, born in the US in 1839, the son of a quack conman who sold expensive “miracle cures” (Seneca oil) to people with cancer. Rockefeller inherited his father’s business ethics and became a war profiteer during the Civil War. While hundreds of thousands were dying for their cause, he amassed wealth by selling liquor at vast profit to Federal troops. With the proceeds Rockefeller bought into small oil concerns and by 1870, had enough money to set up the Standard Oil Company.

Over the next thirty years, Rockefeller also bought up railroads and banks and acquired a near monopoly of the US petroleum industry. Clearly, this is evil. By the turn of the century, he was counted among the richest men in the world. He financed numerous fine churches and institutions, including the University of Chicago. Matrix perception was of an extremely generous, Christian benefactor and philanthropist, but actual ‘red pill’ reality was very different. Journalist Ida Tarbell wrote that Rockefeller was involved in many illegal activities and in her book, The History of The Standard Oil Company, published in 1904, [4] exposed how big corporations were controlling the press and government. “Its power [Standard Oil] in state and federal government, in the press, in the college, in the pulpit, is generally recognized.”

In the early 20th century, President George W. Bush’s great grandfather, Samuel Bush, owned a steel factory producing rail-car parts. His son, Prescot Bush, attended the prestigious Yale University where in his final year in 1917, he was inducted into the secret society known as “The Order of Skull and Bones”. To this day a mere fifteen young men of “good birth” are pre-selected each year to Skull and Bones from the entire 11, 250 student population of Yale. Rockefellers were also members of Skull and Bones.

Skull and Bones has its roots in the teachings of German philosopher, George Hegel. The Nazis loved Hegel’s philosophy and Hitler used it, along with Nietzsche and others, to begin creating his “New World Order.” In the US in the 1920s, Hegelian philosophy was supported by John D. Rockefeller, who funded the notorious Eugenics Records Office, with its idea of mass sterilisation of blacks and other “inferiors” as a means of social control.

Prescot Bush was a member of Skull and Bones with his friend, Roland “Bunny” Harriman, son of the massively wealthy Harriman family. This Harriman - Bush connection is discussed in George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography, [5] “The Harrimans would become the sponsors of the Bushes, to lift them onto the stage of world history.”

Several years after leaving Yale, Prescot Bush was made director of Harriman’s bank; Brown Brothers Harriman. It was the largest private investment bank in the world (the bank’s website today boasts reserves of almost $3 billion). In the early 20th century, John D. Rockefeller and his friends, including Harriman, had taken control of American politics and politicians. Using their wealth from banking, oil, railroads and weapons manufacture, Rockefeller and Harriman had politicians in their pocket. They placed individuals such as Samuel Bush in senior government positions, enabling the siphoning off of huge amounts of federal funds.

With World War 1 raging in Europe, large profits were there for the taking. Sam Bush, the rail-car parts manufacturer, with no relevant experience whatsoever in weapons procurement, was made chief of ordnance for the War Industries Board. Bush was handed government control of small arms and ammunition purchasing and liaised with big armaments firms to supply the war effort. Rockefeller owned the Remington Arms Company and received huge government orders from Bush. Remington supplied over half of the ammunition and 69% of the rifles used by the US in World War 1. Tarpley and Chaitkan [5]write: “The US and British arms companies owned by these international financiers, poured out weapons abroad in deals not subject to the scrutiny of any electorate back home. The same gentlemen later supplied weapons and money to Hitler’s Nazis.”

In 1921, the elite founded the American branch of the Council on Foreign Relations - CFR - an organisation which, to this day, controls the world economy and most of its politics. According to its website, CFR is “A non-partisan center dedicated to a better understanding of the world and the foreign policy choices facing the US and other governments.” In ‘red pill’ reality it is a front for the elite to use their wealth to subvert nation states. In the 1930s they invested in German corporations which began building Hitler’s war machine. Walter Lipmann, a young man on President Woodrow Wilson’s team was charged with running the CFR. Lipmann, a man of extreme views, spoke of “the rascal multitude” of the people as “ignorant and meddlesome outsiders, a herd which has to be controlled by an intellectual specialist class.”

President Wilson also appointed John Edgar Hoover as Assistant Attorney General. Hoover was another man with extreme views and instigated the war on the “red scare” where espionage and sedition acts were used to launch a campaign against radicals and any left wing organizations. Thousands of innocent citizens were arrested and many forcibly shipped to Russia. J. Edgar Hoover was later appointed Director of the national police organization the FBI, and served as such from 1924 until his death in 1972. The US newspaper industry was controlled by the elite and Hoover ensured that the newly emerging radio stations would voice no opinion critical of the government - Hoover controlled the issue of broadcasting licences.

In 1926, Prescot Bush was made vice president of Harriman’s Union Banking Corporation of New York. It was becoming a Bush family affair. Union Banking had been set up by Harriman in partnership with the immensely wealthy Thyssen family of Germany. Funds were transferred back and forth to Germany through a Thyssen subsidiary bank in Holland. Fritz Thyssen was the prime sponsor of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi movement.

“Hitler… who promised a “New World Order”… had the backing of banks, industrialists, and transnational corporations, including those controlled or directed by America’s leading families, and the father of George H. W. Bush.” R. Joseph, America Betrayed [6].

You can see where I'm going with this, right?

I'm very tired right now, and besides I need a drink, to tell you the truth. It gets me very upset to think upon these things. It is a noble, but psychologically harrowing, effort to bring such truths up out of the dark basement of my mind, and into the light of day.

I will continue my work on this, the penultimate delineation of the Memesian vision, tomorrow. So, you can look forward to it.

Meanwhile, we will keep working together on all our plans; the class-action lawsuit, and the protests, and just the general chaos which we wield as our weapon of choice. I have a new initiative to share with you tomorrow. I'm calling it my AART Plan: Arab and American Revolutionary's Together.

We are going to keep hitting and hitting until we bring the Bushitler regime to it's knees.

5 Comments:

Blogger notmemes said...

wow mems, very impresive, but a lot of the words in artical wer mispeled. ??

(still good)

12:58 AM  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Dear Not Memes,
I'm glad you like it. I'm am so soryry about the miss spellings. As prat of my new leaf, I had a new spell checker in stalled and every thing. I'm am really trying to completely and thoroughly document the Memesian intellectual topology for posteriority.

I want to be sure to insure my legasy.

You can probably undrestand. I am getting up there after all.

My experiance with Daisy brought that home too me to clearly.

Sinsearly,
Screaming Memes

1:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi!

Is there a link to the comment u had posted on the Herald? Or can u copy-paste it here?

the-scenes

8:44 AM  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Hi Mr. ... the Scenes,
I'm ma so sorry, I do not know the Herald thing to which you reefer. Could you illucidate?

By, the way, It's funny you should ask fro a link, because just last night, I allso, asked fro a link to the Arab News atricle to which you reefered on the IWW site: I'll trade ya.

Sinsearly,
Screaming Memes

8:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Memes,
Let me see if I've got this straight:

1) Your interest in politics began because you believe there was a conspiracy to assasinate John Kennedy.

2)Your framework for understanding the geopolitical events of our times is the popular Hollywood movie, The Matrix. Specifically, it's use of the literary motif, lifted from Alice In Wonderland, of "one pill makes you larger, while the other pill makes you small."

3) You believe that the fact that the "wealthy" are the only people who own radio stations, newspapers and other media outlets, is evidence of a diabolical conspiracy.

4) You believe that this conspiracy (of "wealthy elites") has reached it's apotheosis here in the age of the internet, when all media boundaries are being broken down, since any poor person now can "own" an internet radio station, internet magazine, etc.

5) You believe the Council on Foreign Relations "controls the world economy and most of it's politics."

6) You believe that the Bush family collaborated with the Nazi's.

Well, sure, I'll concede that last point. Other than that, though, you are a friggin idiot.

Where did you college? I hope your parents didn't waste too much money on your "education."

Sincerely,
William F. Buckley (and you know what the "F" stands for)

3:23 PM  

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