This reader was upset by my criticizing Ozzy for comparing George Bush to Hitler and wrote me an extremely lengthy response, one that was too big to fit into the comment section.
Let me know what you think!!! He or she is hard to argue with but I'm sure you will find a way.
The Hitler references are based upon the definition of fascism, which is essentially an extreme form of nationalism that rejects individual freedom, individual liberalism, democracy, and the limitations on the state.
It developed as a product of economic and political crisis of the years following WW I. Units called fasci di combatti-mento (combat groups) were established to oppose communism. Fascism protected the existing social order by forcible-suppression of working class movements, and provided scapegoats for popular anger against immigrants - Jews, foreigners and Blacks. It was also a way to prepare the citizenry for the economic and psychological mobilization of war.
(Replace Jew with Arab and you have the definition of the present state of US affairs.)
"The Fascist conception of life," Mussolini wrote, "stresses the importance of the State and accepts the individual only in so far as his interests coincide with the State. It is opposed to classical liberalism [which] denied the State in the name of the individual; Fascism reasserts the rights of the State as expressing the real essence of the individual."Mussolini thought it was unnatural for a government to protect individual rights: "The maxim that society exists only for the well-being and freedom of the individuals composing it does not seem to be in conformity with nature's plans." "If classical liberalism spells individualism," Mussolini continued, "Fascism spells government."
The essence of fascism is that government is the master and the citizen is the slave. It is exactly what has happened in the United States. The people who say, ?It can?t happen here, this is America,? have deliberately blinded themselves to reality. There is no freedom of the press, no right to assembly, no right to a public trial with appropriate legal representation, no freedom from religion, no right to privacy, no right to elect your own President (the Electoral College is non-democratic). You do not have the right to free thought as evidenced by hate crime laws. (A crime is a crime, regardless of the reasons it was commissioned.) You are forced under threat of jail and seizure of assets to hand the government a huge portion of your sweat to pay for wars and debts that you and your children did not authorize. You are not allowed to step foot of federal or national lands (which serve as secured collateral for our foreign ? only foreign - debt) without permission from the government. You may not start a business, paint your house, or raise your children without government permission of some type. Worst of all, you are not allowed to say no to war. Well, you can, but most people have already been brainwashed into thinking they have no choice, living in fear that their plasma TVs and SUVs will be taken away if they exercise their conscience.
Should Bush be compared to Hitler? Well, Hitler would probably be offended by the statement because he was far smarter than Bush. Hitler rebuilt an economy after the Weimer hyperinflation, liked animals (Bush used to put firecrackers in living frogs and watch them explode), and he was well-read. But there are too many parallels to the rise of the Nazi Party and what has happened here, namely with the 9-11 Reichstag fire.
?When Germany awoke, a man's home was no longer his castle. He could be seized by private individuals, could claim no protection from the police, could be indefinitely detained without preferment of charges; his property could be seized, his verbal and written communications overheard and perused; he no longer had the right to foregather with his fellow countrymen, and his newspapers might no longer freely express their opinions.? ? Douglas Reed, writing about the Reichstag fire.
It was reported by Jane?s (March 2001), India Reacts (May 2001) and the BBC (June 2001) that the United States would attack Afghanistan in mid-October 2001, ostensibly on behalf of Enron, which needed to run a large natural gas pipeline through Afghanistan for their Indian operations. The first troops in Afghanistan received their orders at the end of June, 2001. So just how is it that Bush, who was left untouched by the Secret Service after the second plane hit the tower (while Cheney was literally carried to the bunker by the SS in Washington), knew that Osama bin Laden was involved? Have you seen the proof? FBI Director Mueller stated on two occasions that there was no physical evidence linking the alleged hijackers to the attacks. None. Nada. So what about those wills, passports, and flight manuals from the set of a bad B-movie? Military fighter pilots have stated that only an experienced pilot to hold up to the G forces of a 270-degree turn made by the plane that hit the Pentagon. Cell phones do not work at 28,000 feet, especially over rural farm areas without cell towers. A man in a cave did not make NORAD stand down. The laws of physics were not suspended when the towers collapsed. Numerous eyewitnesses, including firemen, said bombs went off prior to the collapse, which is also indicated when looking at the seismatic history just before the towers collapsed. There is no way a person can look at all the evidence and not come to the obvious realization that 9-11 was a present day Reichstag, a lie that has killed tens of thousands (and we have only just begun). Check out http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/ if you want to know who benefited from the attacks. It was not Muslims, Afghanistan, or the Middle East. Furthermore, disruption of the American economy has a significant negative effect on the economies of oil-producing nations, most of which have no way to feed their populations without the sale of this commodity.
Interestingly enough, Bush benefited directly from the Nazis. His grandfather, Prescott, was cited for Trading with the Enemy Act (designed specifically to stop Bush, Harriman and Thyssen), as Prescott was a business partner of the architect of the Nazi war machine, supplying goods and raw materials to Germany. There is evidence that Prescott Bush benefited from the slave labor of the work camps holding not only Jews, but as many or more individuals Hitler deemed inferior for race, physical or mental disabilities, or religion. The money earned from the aid to the Nazis was used to put George H.W. into politics and has provided the family fortunes that George W. has come to depend on for his existence, aside from the money he stole from taxpayers and investors through his insider trades. There is an interesting outline of the family history at http://www.geocities.com/bushfamilynazis/, but a Google search will reveal hundreds of sites that have documented the Bush family Nazi past. If there was a free press in America, you wouldn?t have to search the Internet for bombshells like this.
It?s interesting to note the hypocrisy of those who condemn Ozzie for speaking his mind. Why is okay for you to criticize Ozzy in a public forum, and yet you are criticizing Ozzy for speaking out in a public forum? You can?t have it both ways.
I am especially bristled by people who say that Bush-Hitler comparisons are extreme, especially when many people saying this have admitted that they are virtually clueless when it comes to history and current events. I had to read Mein Kampf as part of my graduate work. Most people have never read it, assuming it is a blueprint for the concentration camps, when in reality Jews are barely mentioned in the book. He doesn?t mention their extermination, but he does address their control over the media, arts, banking, and business, and that in itself was merely relation of fact. The Jews owned most of Germany, despite their relatively small population. But this is not a defense of ?Mein Kampf?; I mention it because the book outlines how he was able to seize control of German society, and most of his power struggle has been mirrored verbatim by Bush and company. Mein Kampf is a primer on how to become a dictator. The most important reason for reading it is to prevent fascism from rearing its ugly head. But as the cliché goes, if we don?t study history, we are doomed to repeat it.
"I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator," said Adolf Hitler.
"God told me to strike at Al Qa'ida and I struck them. And then he instructed me to strike at Saddam, which I did. With the might of God on our side we will triumph," said George Bush.