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America, The Future Third Reich?

by Lumiere (writer), NYC, September 05, 2008


A Comparison/Contrast of German Politics During the Holocaust & American Politics Today

"i am always amazed at their certainty
about the past how it could have been
different could have been turned around
with what ease they transport themselves
to another time
place taking the comfort
confidence of an after dinner drink"

Irena Klepfisz

Several years ago a Museum was in need of help for creating and promoting a memorial for the 1.5 million children who perished during the Holocaust. I was asked at the time to creatively consult for the museum. While standing in the bookstore waiting to meet with the Curator, my curiosity was captured by a book titled I Never Saw Another Butterfly. I immediately grabbed it off the shelf and began reading the story of how fifteen thousand children under the age of fifteen passed through the Terezin, one of Hitler's first Concentration Camps he had decorated to look like a small villa. The book is a collection of childrens poems and artwork who endured the Holocaust, many of whom did not survive.

I felt extremely moved in my spirit by the artwork and the courage of the teachers to utilize art as a form of therapy and comfort for the children surrounded by death, who had been removed from their homes and families. The art work contained within the book touched my heart in such a way that words do no justice to explain. It was this book that helped us decide to create an exhibition of 1.5 million butterflies, handmade and collected from children all over the world. Our goal would be to suspended them from a ceiling in one empty room so people could have a visual understanding and interpretation of the number 1.5 million...lives...lives of innocent children...taken away by the evil and hate of a Nazi agenda.

When the Butterfly Project was complete, the first time I stood beneath the sea of butterflies and soaked in their rainbow colored beauty and absorbed the symbolism of what they truly represented...the value of human life....I developed a very passionate desire to research and study the Political Strategies that made the Holocaust possible as a method of prevention. Coming from a Human Resource background, I know it is no easy task to manage or relocate two thousand people, much less 3.5 million people. It takes a very well thought out and detailed plan to achieve such a goal. The only way to prevent another Holocaust in the future is to understand the history of the Nazi agenda and where it is headed today. No, unfortunately it's not dead.

Most people are not aware that in 1934, Prescott Bush, the Remington family, JP Morgan Chase and Dupont attempted to assasinate the President FDR and overthrow the government. The goal was to implement a Hitler style, Fascist State by imposing Martial Law on the citizens of the United States. Contained in the U.S. National Archives are documents about the McCormick Dixting Committee hearings which found them guilty.

The reason the plan to overthrow the government failed was because of General Butler; a Marine Hero, Statesman and 2 time Congressional Award Recipient. Butler worked around the plotters long enough to identify who they were and blew the whistle. The Justice Department, FBI, Treasury Department warned the Bush's to cease and desist all Nazi business dealings with the Nazi party but between 1942-1951 there were 28 ceizures of the families Nazi business assests. Prescott Bush (Bush's grandfather) and George Herbert Walker (Bush's maternal great grandfather) continued to maintain his relations with I.G. Farben and German steel and coal barron Fritz Thiessen, all of whom helped finance the Nazi party and the Holocaust. They should have been held responsible for Crimes Against Humanity but somehow slipped through the cracks. Instead, upon the death of Fritz Thiessen Prescott Bush received $1.5 million dollars from their Nazi Dealings which began the family fortune.

It is ironic that even at the Olympics, when Cuban tae kwon do participant Angel Matos deliberately kicked a referee square in the face after he was disqualified in a bronze-medal match, he and his coach were banned from the Olympics for Life. Only in America, can individuals from a family that commited treason against the United States Government....still run for president multiple times and win.

I vote for a new government, a better education and more accurate history books. Whether people like history or deny it, the Nazi agenda has seeds planted within our own government today. Here is a comparison contrast of America and Germany during the Holocaust.

Perhaps you can decide if the future of the United States is destined to repeat the past:

1) America: President Bush in the 2000 Elections against Al Gore. Bush narrowly won the November 7 election, with 271 electoral votes to Gore's 266 (with one faithless elector abstaining in the official tally). The election featured a controversy over who won Florida 's 25 electoral votes (and thus the presidency), the recount process in that state, and the unusual event that the losing candidate had received 543,816 more popular votes than the winner. I am sure everyone remembers that ironically, it was the Governor of Florida John Ellis "Jeb" Bush's state that had issues with the recount. Can we say rigged?

Germany: On August 2, 1934 , Hindenburg died, and the title of president was abolished. Hitler’s title became Fuehrer and Reich Chancellor. Not surprisingly, he used the initial four-year "temporary" grant of emergency powers that had been given to him by the Enabling Act to consolidate his omnipotent control over the entire country, although Hitler never had more than 34% of the popular vote.

America: 911 The Twin Towers

Germany: The Reichstag fire: On February 27, Hitler was enjoying supper at the Goebbels home when the telephone rang with an emergency message: "The Reichstag is on fire!" Hitler and Goebbels rushed to the fire, where they encountered Hermann Goering, who would later become Hitler’s air minister. Goering was shouting at the top of his lungs,

This is the beginning of the Communist revolution! We must not wait a minute. We will show no mercy. Every Communist official must be shot, where he is found. Every Communist deputy must this very day be strung up.

The day after the fire, the Prussian government announced that it had found communist publications stating,

Government buildings, museums, mansions and essential plants were to be burned down... . Women and children were to be sent in front of terrorist groups.... The burning of the Reichstag was to be the signal for a bloody insurrection and civil war.... It has been ascertained that today was to have seen throughout Germany terrorist acts against individual persons, against private property, and against the life and limb of the peaceful population, and also the beginning of general civil war.

So how was Goering so certain that the fire had been set by communist terrorists? Arrested on the spot was a Dutch communist named Marinus van der Lubbe. Most historians now believe that van der Lubbe was actually duped by the Nazis into setting the fire and probably was even assisted by them, without his realizing it.

Why would Hitler and his associates turn a blind eye to an impending terrorist attack on their national congressional building or actually assist with such a horrific deed? Because they knew what government officials have known throughout history — that during extreme national emergencies, people are most scared and thus much more willing to surrender their liberties in return for "security." And that’s exactly what happened during the Reichstag terrorist crisis.

3) America: The Patriot Act / Anti Terrorism Act of 2001/ Military Commissions Act-The act expands the authority of U.S. law enforcement agencies for the stated purpose of fighting terrorism in the United States and abroad but weakens citizens liberties. Among its provisions, the Act increases the ability of law enforcement agencies to search telephone, e-mail communications, surveillance, medical, financial and other records; eases restrictions on foreign intelligence gathering within the United States; expands the Secretary of the Treasury's authority to regulate financial transactions, particularly those involving foreign individuals and entities; and enhances the discretion of law enforcement and immigration authorities in detaining and deporting immigrants suspected of terrorism-related acts. The act also expands the definition of terrorism to include domestic terrorism thus enlarging the number of activities to which the USA Patriot Act’s expanded law enforcement powers can be applied. The Patriot Act has made a number of changes to U.S. law. Key acts changed were the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA), the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 (ECPA), the Money Laundering Control Act of 1986 and Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), as well as the Immigration and Nationality Act. The Act itself came about after the September, 11, terrorist attacks on New York City and the Pentagon. After these attacks, Congress immediately started work on several proposed anti-terrorist bills, before the Justice Department finally drafted a bill called the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001.

Germany: Suspending Civil Liberties Two weeks after the Reichstag fire, Hitler requested the Reichstag to temporarily delegate its powers to him so that he could adequately deal with the crisis. Denouncing opponents to his request, Hitler shouted, " Germany will be free, but not through you!" When the vote was taken, the result was 441 for and 84 against, giving Hitler the two-thirds majority he needed to suspend the German constitution. On March 23, 1933 , what has gone down in German history as the "Enabling Act" made Hitler dictator of Germany , freed of all legislative and constitutional constraints.

The day after the fire, Hitler persuaded President Hindenburg to issue a decree entitled, "For the Protection of the People and the State." Justified as a "defensive measure against Communist acts of violence endangering the state," the decree suspended the constitutional guarantees pertaining to civil liberties:

Restrictions on personal liberty, on the right of free expression of opinion, including freedom of the press; on the rights of assembly and association; and violations of the privacy of postal, telegraphic and telephonic communications; and warrants for house searches, orders for confiscations as well as restrictions on property, are also permissible beyond the legal limits otherwise prescribed.

4) America: Suspension of the Writ of Habeas Corpus: On September 15, 1863 , Lincoln enforced Congressionally-authorized martial law. The authorizing act allowed the President to Suspend Habeas Corpus throughout the entire United States . Lincoln imposed the suspension on "prisoners of war, spies, or citizen aiders and abettors of the enemy," as well as on other classes of people, such as draft dodgers. The President's proclamation was challenged in ex parte Milligan (71 US 2 [1866]). The Supreme Court ruled that Lincoln 's imposition of martial law (by way of suspension of habeas corpus) was unconstitutional. Ironically, Bush is related to Lincoln . Despite the recent laws passed, a test of the president's power to declare martial law without the consent of Congress violates the Constitution which has exclusive power to suspend Habeas Corpus. The martial law concept in the U.S. is closely tied with the right of habeas corpus, which is in essence the right to a hearing on lawful imprisonment, or more broadly, the supervision of law enforcement by the courts. The ability to suspend habeas corpus is often equated with martial law. Article 1, Section 9 of the U.S. Constitution states, "The privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion, the public Safety may require it." In United States Law, martial law is limited by several court decisions that were handed down between the American Civil War and World War 11. In 1878, Congress passed the Posse Comitatus Act, which forbids military involvement in domestic law enforcement without congressional approval. The Military Commissions Act of 2006 rescinds these limits by suspending habeas corpus to include American Citizens. With Bush and the US Attorney General seeking to demand a New Global War, the President will push legislation to permanently destroy the Writ of Habeas Corpus, which will be detrimental to our civil liberties.

Germany: The Nazis also implemented a legal concept called Schutzhaft or "protective custody" which enabled them to arrest and incarcerate people without charging them with a crime. As Shirer put it, Protective custody did not protect a man from possible harm, as it did in more civilized countries. It punished him by putting him behind barbed wire.

America: Bush Paves the way for Martial Law: 2007 National Defense Authorization Act overturns Posse Comitatus Act. The Posse Comitatus Act is a United States federal law (18 U.S.C. § 1385) passed on June 16, 1878 after the end of Reconstruction. The Act protects citizens and prohibits most members of the federal uniformed services: Army, Air Force, State National Guard Forces from exercising nominally state law enforcement police or peace officer powers that maintain "law and order" on non-federal property (states, their counties and municipal divisions) in the former Confederates states. The statute generally prohibits federal military personnel and units of the United States National Guard under federal authority from acting in a law enforcement capacity within the United States , except where expressly authorized by the Constitution or Congress. Louisiana police no longer need a search warrant, and the NY city police department is pushing for 'no search warrant legislation.'

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Germany: On June 1, 1932 , Hindenberg appointed Franz von Papen as chancellor of Germany , whom Shirer described as an "unexpected and ludicrous figure." Papen immediately dissolved the Reichstag (the national congress) and called for new elections, the third legislative election in five months. Hitler and his fellow members of the National Socialist (Nazi) Party, who were determined to bring down the republic and establish dictatorial rule in Germany, did everything they could to create chaos in the streets, including initiating political violence and murder. The situation got so bad that Martial Law was proclaimed in Berlin. Upon becoming Chancellor of Germany, Adolf Hitler had appointed Göring as Minister of the Interior for the state of Prussia , Germany 's biggest and most important state, which controlled two thirds of the country. As Minister of the Interior, Göring naturally had control of the police. The first thing he did was to prohibit regular uniformed police from interfering with Nazi Brownshirts out in the streets. This meant that innocent German citizens had no one to turn to as they were being beaten up by rowdy young storm troopers drunk with their newfound power and quite often drunk on beer. These young Nazi toughs took full advantage of police leniency to loot shops at will and terrorize Jews or anyone else unfortunate enough to be caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. Next, Göring purged the Berlin police department of politically unreliable cops and had 50,000 storm troopers sworn in as special police auxiliaries (Hilfspolizei). Now the storm troopers had actual power of arrest and they relished its use. Having compromised the uniformed divisions, Göring next turned his attention to the plain-clothes police. On April 26, 1933 , a decree was issued creating the Secret Police Office (Geheime Polizei Amt) which quickly became known as the GPA. But this abbreviation was far too similar to the GPU abbreviation used by the Soviet Political Police. Thus, the name was changed to Secret State Police (Geheime Staats Polizei). The actual term 'Gestapo' was supposedly created by a Berlin postal official who wanted a name that would fit on a regulation-sized postal rubber stamp. Gestapo was derived from seven letters within the full name Geheime Staats Polizei. Jails were soon overflowing with people taken into "protective custody" resulting in the need for large outside prison camps, the birth of the concentration camp system.

America: Concentration Camps in the United States, Army Corps of Engineers were awarded contract worth up to $385 Million for building temporary ' detention centers ' in the United States to Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR), the Halliburton subsidiary. KBR builds the centers for the Homeland Security Department for an 'unexpected influx of immigrants' to house people in the event of a natural disaster or for 'new' programs that require additional detention space, according to company executives. A member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff referred to only as Mr. C, having served 31 years in Federal Service, 9 in the Department of Defense, recipient of both the Bronze Medal and Purple Heart claims that there are 180 FEMA Concentration Camps located in the United States fully operational. He has come forward to the media to warn United States citizens, stating that upon Permanent Suspension of the Writ by our executive branch, Martial Law will be declared in the United States . Once Martial Law is declared, over 1 million Foreign Cops and 34 UN Forces from; Russia, China, Poland, Turkey, and Great Britain already located and training in the United States at Ft. Hood, Ft. Patterson, Gulfport, and Holloman will be deployed into the heartland to establish a new form of 'police state fascist' government. The new government, under the UN Forces will not hesitate to fire upon and kill American citizens who do not conform to the new establishment. He says that the new police forces, two weeks before Marshall Law is established will begin raiding citizens homes at 4am , to take individuals and their families to the detention centers to be processed. Individuals seized will be coded red, blue and yellow. Those coded red are individuals or leaders resistant to the new government (gun owners and patriots) will be executed via the gas chamber or specially adapted gas train cars. All gas is provided by AGA. Blue individuals are those that follow a reds leadership and will be processed in the detention center to undergo a type of brainwashing. Those coded yellow will be processed for labor and most likely released for having no resistance or knowledge of the new government. Mr. C has toured facilities in the Mohave Desert and Beach Grove, both of which he explains contain a full gassing death camp and crematorium capable of holding 2 million people and processing 26,000 people through state of the art gas chambers daily. He remains in hiding now because he is the eyewitness to the murders of Elaine Nast and Doctor Marqui.
Germany: During World War II, Concentration camps were built during a later phase of the program of annihilation. Victims' bodies were usually cremated or buried in mass graves. It has been estimated that 15,000 camps were established in German occupied countries, not including small camps created for the local population. The term concentration camp was first used to describe camps operated by the United Kingdom and South Africa but the term lost some of its original meaning after the Nazi concentration camps were discovered, and has ever since been understood to refer to a place of mistreatment, forced labor, starvation and murder.

7) Codex Alimentarius:
In December of 2009, Congress will enforce legislation in the United States in support of the World Trade Organization, CODEX Alimentarius trade agreement that will affect your quality of life and the quality of food you and your families are able to receive. The World Trade Organization is enforcing the CODEX laws internationally as part of global trade agreements. The CODEX laws will legally allow the use of 9 Pesticide Chemicals in Food that was banned by 176 Countries in 2001 for toxicity. Food that contains these chemicals coming to our borders from other countries cannot be banned or it is a trade violation. Compliance with the World Trade Organization regarding CODEX Alimentarius will make ALL organic, natural foods, (medicinal) herbs and nutritional supplements ILLEGAL IN THE US AND WORLDWIDE! THEY WILL BE CLASSIFIED IN THE SAME MANNER AS CANNABIS, HEROIN, COCAINE, CRACK, LSD, METH AMPHETAMINE, ETC. It will effect any profession that deals with nutrition, herbs, food, medicine, etc. CODEX requires that it is mandatory for all cattle to be treated with Monsantos Bovine Growth Hormone, locally and internationally. Every animal with fins, feet or feathers is mandated to be treated with anti-biotics and the Monsantos Bovine Growth Hormone. Most interesting of all is CODEX also requires that ALL FOOD is to be irradiated (treated with radiation) unless it is locally or home grown. Treating food with radiation kills the vitamins and nutrients in the food, which means the food is dead and your body will not receive the nutrients it needs to fight against infection or disease.

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Germany: Codex Alimentarius is the brain child of I.G. Farben. Farben owned the company that manufactured the gas for the gas chambers. Prosecuted for Crimes Against Humanity. Ally of Prescott Bush, George Bush's grandfather.

America: Political Debates regarding Gay Civil Rights / Hate Crimes:

Germany: In direct relation to the fears of homosexuality came the pretext of restoring "traditional morality." The media used sexual preference in political campaigns to deter the others opponent. Hitler, clearing his party platform from homosexual attacks at his leaders and associates leads him to murder Ernest Röhm, head of the SA, who for the main part was the spark of the attacks against Hitler. Thus on July 1, 1934 , the Koelnische Zeitung reported that the Führer could no longer tolerate the burden in which homosexuals have engendered on their society. Hitler used the homosexual issue as a ploy to resolve a political power struggle. Their statement that the murder of homosexuals evidently corresponded with 'the healthy instincts of the people,' including many which were originally opposed to the regime. Raids on homosexual bars and meeting places took place from 1933 onwards. Lists were complied by the arrests the Gestapo concerning all homosexuals working in particular factories and firms, which in turn enabled them to remove whole groups of homosexuals (example, Hamburg Power Stations). Those arrested were then sent to the concentration camps. The actual numbers of homosexuals imprisoned in concentration camps has never been established. Figures are estimated to be as high as 10,000 but it could have been as high as 15,000. Camp guards as well as fellow inmates treated homosexuals horribly

9) America: RFID Verification Chips:
George W. Bush, passed legislation in 2004 permitting the Food & Drug Administration to "tag humans," with the RFID (radio frequency verification) chips injected in the tricep, it seemed a bit ill conceived and religiously manipulative. The RFID Verification chip acts as a personal GPS device, supposedly making it easier to retrieve medical records. Now over 2,000 people worldwide have volunteered to receive the RFID chip implants, manufactured by IBM. Same old agenda; brand new technology.

Germany: All governments gather information about their citizens. The Nazi regime, however, used such information to track political opponents, enforce racial policies, and, ultimately, implement mass murder. As early as 1934, various government bureaus began to compile card catalogs identifying political and racial enemies of the regime, such as Freemasons, Jews, Sinti and Roma (Gypsies), and "genetically diseased" persons. The 1939 census became the basis for a national register of Jews. That year, German census forms for the first time included explicitly racial categories. Jews were identified not only by religious affiliation, but by race as well. Within three years, the completed national register of Jews and some Jewish Mischlinge ("mixed breeds") was to become one of the sources for Nazi deportation lists. Most of those deported perished in the Holocaust. During the 1930s and 1940s, Hollerith machines were the best data processing devices available. The Nazi regime employed thousands of people in 1933 to 1939 to record national census data onto Hollerith punch cards. The SS used the Hollerith machines during the war to monitor the large numbers of prisoners shipped in and out of concentration camps. The machines were manufactured by DEHOMAG-Deutsche Hollerith Maschinen Gesellschaft or German Hollerith Machine Company, a subsidiary of IBM since 1922.

10) This space is left blank intentionally because this is where American citizens like you and I get politically Involved: Write our Senators and help Re-write History. We must take a stand for the future of our own children and for the memory and honor of the children of the Holocaust....

"I am not a hero. I just did what any decent person would have done." - Miep Gies

Attribution: Miep Gies (b. c. 1908), Dutch former secretary; born in Austria. As quoted in the New York Times, p. 27 (March 11, 1995). At the beginning of World War II, Gies, a Christian, was a secretary in the food chemicals business of Otto Frank, a Jew. To escape the Nazis, Frank, his family, and four other Jews moved into a secret apartment above the business. Gies was one of five people aware of their hideout and took food to them daily; after the Jews were discovered and taken away to concentration camps on August 4, 1944, Gies defied Nazi orders to stay out of the no- longer-secret apartment. There she found strewn across the floor the handwritten diary pages of Frank’s younger daughter, Anne (1929-1945); at great personal risk, she retrieved and kept them. After learning that Anne had died in Bergen-Belsen, Gies gave her diary to Otto Frank, the only member of the family who survived the camps. He arranged for its publication in 1947, and it became an extraordinarily poignant and important document of Nazi oppression.

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By Lumiere on September 05, 2008 at 09:44 pm

Thanks for the constructive criticism Julian, you have definately provided me with some new books to read and enlightening information. :)

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By CCNY on September 05, 2008 at 10:41 pm


Speaking of the Olympics, you deserve a gold medal for Gymnastics in the Conspiracy Theory Division.  Your comparisons are labored, at best, and seriously flawed at worst.  Those dots don't connect as easily as you like to think they do.  Liberals always have that secret stash of arcane events and inside knowledge that somehow snowball into an exaggerated, shock/horror National Enquirer headline: "Nazi Germany: Could It REALLY Happen Here???"

Of course, no one writes an article about all the freedoms we enjoy here as opposed to countries run by ruthless dictators... I wonder why that is?  Do you really, down deep, believe that we are akin to Nazi Germany, the monster that killed 6 million people?  Or is this just another alarmist guilty liberal trying to let people know, "Yeah, I'm an American, and I'm embarrassed to be American, but I'm one of the good ones."  Is the government actually condoning the murder of homosexuals, or does that just look good on your Lincoln/Kennedy comparison chart here?

Don't believe the hype... we're okay, we're just not built to deal with the tough times the way previous generations were.  And if the Democrats can't pony up a warm body to beat GWB with 2 cracks at it (okay, so they did beat him once...), then they deserve to be stuck with him.

And finally, if a guy loses a close match in ANYTHING... jacks, fencing, soccer, debate club, tiddlywinks, ANYTHING... and then he kicks the ref in the face, then he deserves a ban for life, NO MATTER WHAT COUNTRY HE'S FROM!!!  The fact that he was Cuban seems to strike you as a secret conspiracy cranked out by George and Jeb, like if he was American, we would put him on the Wheaties box with pride.  C'mon, really... stop it.  New article: "Darfur really is like Nazi Germany..." GO!!!


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By Lumiere on September 06, 2008 at 12:13 pm

Dear Chas,

Regardless of what political party anyone is affiliated with, we all should be able to step back, open our minds and analyze whether or not our country is headed on the wrong road to fascism or if we are choosing to ignore the red flags because we are too politically divided? We are not robots, "Yes, Mr. Government you are perfect, without flaw Mr. Government. If I disagree with you Mr. Government than it makes me unpatriotic." 

No. I am proud to be an American but I'll be damned if I just sit by and watch my Freedoms and Civil Liberties be taken away because I am 'afraid' of disagreeing with my government.

It is not a 'conspiracy theory' that the Bush family had heavy involvement with the Nazi party and tried to overthrow our government and kill FDR- it is a FACT in American History.  Birds of a feather flock together. I suppose you believe people involved with the Nazi party just give up their belief system and turn over a new leaf? No. In the old school days: Democrate or Republican use to put on white robes, hoods and burn crosses in yards.  Today, they all hide behind the American flag and run for office.  Is it sheer coincedence that the Bush family is related by blood to Benedict Arnold?  Republican or Democrat, we put a traitor in the White House... a few times. And they are selling out America.

Take what happend in New Orleans during Hurrican Katrina, thousands of people in the city went without government aid for DAYS. The city was predominately black. Would it have been different if they were white? Many believe the lack of aid was racially driven. Could their opinions be possible or true? As a citizen I have a responsibility to seek the truth, not follow the huddled masses of blind obedience.

George Washington would have shot them all for treason. Unfortunately he is not here. Instead, our citizens have forgotten that government (around the world) has historically not been kind to minorities or it's tax payers. We are a labor force period, Democratic or Republican. Either way, we pay taxes to the Crown. Yes, I said the crown. The 13th Amendment of the original Constitution, was burned to the ground in the war of 1812 when the British tourched the White House and Library. The original Constitution states the our " United States President is subservient to the King of England." We are just another British Colony. Which is why D.C. is it's own city / state, just like the Vatican in Rome and London...seperate of the United States of America, accountable to the British Royal Family, not the people of the U.S.  It is a FACT. Now do things make a little more sense?

So this article, questions the ROAD America is on. Is it at all similar, not identical to what happened in Germany? It is for you to decide, to think, to question, to ponder but at least to consider....if even for a moment...that our freedom and our civil liberties are in danger. And what has to change for us (Democrat or Repulican) to ensure that we do not allow another Holocaust to occur?

Yes, I have the freedom to write what I think today but at the rate our other liberties are blindly being signed away in the name of "National Security." I could loose my freedom of speech tomorrow. Trust me, I am keenly aware.

I agree with you, the Olympian did deserve to be banned for life from the Olympics.  Honestly, the fact he came from Cuba was not  even why I shared that particular event. I really did not care where he was from. It was more about the fact that an Olympic athlete gets punished for kicking a ref in the face... but our Presidents family went to court for trying to assasinate an American president and overthrow the gov't...that is treason. They got a slap on the wrist, and their grandchildren have both been able to run for President....and win.  Why? Forget about the Republican / Democratic BS,  why was the Bush family not banned for life from political office? Treason is treason, no matter what party you affilate with.

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By CCNY on September 07, 2008 at 03:50 pm

Please tell me, what civil liberties have been "blindly" taken away from you in the name of National Security?  And I'm not talking about "in theory" either --- I mean, actually taken away from you in your real, everyday life.  Set the scene for me... you're walking down the street, or you're at the store or at work, or hanging out at a bar and... what happens?  How does the loss of civil liberty actually manifest itself in your life, in reality.  That's very different from saying, "I could loose my freedom of speech tomorrow" as you do above.  HOW does it actually happen to you?

Your hypothetical hysteria allows you to believe that we're really on the road to another Holocaust, which even for a stark-raving liberal, is a little much.

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By Lumiere on September 07, 2008 at 06:25 pm

Chas, I already argue this point in my article, #3, #4, #6, #7 to be more specific, so it is redundant to continue feeding your Historical ignorance. If you were familiar with the Constitution and Bill of Rights, then it would be clear to you that the legislation listed is in fact a VIOLATION OF THE CONSTITUTION and our civil liberties.  

FREEDOM is not something you can smell, touch or taste in your 'everyday life,' no more than the Constitution itself, but it does not mean it does not exist or is not important.  So you go ahead and keep grasping at straws, at least my article is backed up by fact- not a blatant unwillingness to consider a truth other than your Rebublican brainwashing allows.

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By CCNY on September 07, 2008 at 08:03 pm

So many abstract concepts, but not able to tell me one example, except to point to your voluminous catalog of other articles?  C'mon, this is the kind of proof I want to hear:

"I was at Starbuck's minding my own business and a G-Man was using the Patriot Act to listen in on my private conversation and didn't like what he heard, so he dragged me off to jail."  Does stuff like that ever happen to you?  Of course not, but I can already hear you in that alarmist tone, "No, BUT IT MIGHT ONE DAY."  Be happy that kind of stuff doesn't happen to you instead of imagining that it might because you think America is Nazi Germany.

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By D. E. Carson on September 08, 2008 at 12:47 am

Lumiere:  You had me until you compared the fire of the Reichstag with the Twin Towers.  At that point I knew you were smoking the same wacky weed as the 9/11 Truthers.

I'm not even going to dignify your article with facts on how so very wrong you are in terms of the 9/11 attacks.  Not even the 9/11 Commission could make the attacks an inside job.

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By Lumiere on September 08, 2008 at 02:20 pm

Oh, Mr. Carson. I have never done drugs in my life; never even smoked a joint. Call me crazy etc... I actually don't mind at all. In NY there is a commission of several thousands of people suing the governmnet for their belief that '911 was an inside job.'  Actual relatives, spouses, members of the fire and police department who lost friends and loved ones in the twin towers I suppose I am not alone in my belief.

El, G. Thanks, I appreciate the ratings. :)

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By CCNY on September 08, 2008 at 03:35 pm

Not being alone in your belief doesn't necessarily make the "inside job" theory any more correct... it just means that a lot of people believe fantastical movie nonsense rather than the fact that Islamic terrorists drove airplanes into skyscrapers and the Pentagon and killed more than 3000 people...

That's the problem with conspiracy theory (and theorists): Just because a person can say something out loud doesn't make it true.

Courteously, Temperately and Constructively Yours,


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By Lumiere on September 08, 2008 at 04:18 pm


The truth is not necessarily what is on the 6 o'clock knews either. I hate to break it to you but I am not a conspiracy theorist.  There is a huge difference between those in the stands 'watching television,' and those in the actual arena covered in blood, sweat, tears and loss.

Conspiracy theories are for those that do not have to bury their loved ones and friends. Many of the families of 911 deserve the truth, not contradiciting Governmental reports of 911 findings.  It is not the first time or the last time we will be lied to in order to initate a war.

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By CCNY on September 08, 2008 at 06:51 pm

But just because someone buries a loved one who was lost in a terrible tragedy doesn't mean the answer to whodunnit is the government every single time.  I know the news media is managed and that it's entertainment to an extent and that it thrives on ratings, so they'll report almost anything.  But the truth is probably somewhere in the middle, not at the extreme outside fringes.

Those families do deserve the truth, but not some outlandish story made up as a stop-gap because we don't really know the whole truth.  The "Inside Job" fairy tale (or any kooky conspiracy theory, for that matter) always has that one "secret ingredient" that somehow manages to slip past a garbage-sniffing hound-dog news media that knows how many eggs Obama ate for breakfast in Omaha yesterday, but not this one secret nugget of proof.  Somehow, only a handful of really in-the-know liberals are privy to it.  If you're one of the people who hasn't heard of it and think it's sounds phony, that's supposed to prove how in-the-dark and out of touch you are in regard to how corrupt our government is.  How do people say it's an inside job with zero proof of that?  THAT'S insulting to 911 families, in my eyes...


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By D. E. Carson on September 08, 2008 at 08:47 pm

Chas:  This took me a long time to learn, and in some cases, I'm still working on it, but El G was willing to point this out to me, and so in honor of El G, I'm going to pass it on to you.  There are some people out there, of whom Lumiere is one, that no matter how many facts you present, they've made up their minds and they will never change their mind, no matter how foolish it makes them look in public.  They'd rather look like a fool than admit they're wrong.  So many times over the whole 9/11 discussion has been conclusively proven to be masterminded by Osama bin Laden and his Islamic extremists but no matter how many times you tell people they continue to stand with their fingers in their ears and repeat, "My mind is made up, don't confuse me with the facts."

We all know who did it, but wacky weed smokers are so bitter and angry over George Bush's presidency and so full of hatred for him that they don't care how foolish they look so long as they can make Bush out to be the bad guy.  As I said, the facts regarding how 9/11 was not an inside job are far more numerous than I have time or room to expound upon here, but so long as there is video tape Bush-haters can sit naked in their dark basements jerking off to reruns of Rosie O'Donnell giving her "expert" opinion on how never in the history of the world has fire ever melted steel and George Bush conceived the whole thing.

I've already exhausted more effort here than I cared to, but it needed to be said.  I'm not excoriating you Chas, just letting you in on a little secret.


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By Lumiere on September 08, 2008 at 09:10 pm

D.E. Carson, I am not supposed to feed the TROLLS but I can tell you are hungry.

This my dear is referred to as projection, so right back at you...

" matter how many facts you present, they've made up their minds and they will never change their mind, no matter how foolish it makes them look in public.  They'd rather look like a fool than admit they're wrong. matter how many times you tell people they continue to stand with their fingers in their ears and repeat, "My mind is made up, don't confuse me with the facts."

Oh, and your statement explains why the Bush administration flew all of Osama Bin Ladens family out of the United States back to the middle east, the day AFTER 911. Damn. Not even Ricky Martin could fly that day or any other American.  I suppose they finished jerking off on America.

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By CCNY on September 08, 2008 at 09:34 pm

Quoting Michael Moore verbatim... that's never suspicious, is it?  And it must be gospel truth because it was in a movie, right?

That out-and-out lie about the Bin Ladens flying home was proven to be Moore doing what he does best: taking certain facts completely out of context, deleting some other facts that don't serve his narrative, and then stringing them together to create "eerie coincidences..."  Adding the Ricky Martin anecdote is anti-hilarious, just like it was when Moore used it in the film for a cheap laugh.

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By D. E. Carson on September 09, 2008 at 12:01 am

Just as an FYI, I found this on YouTube.  It is Barack Obama in his own words and how he plans to eviscerate America's defense program.

I hate to say I told you so...

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By D. E. Carson on September 09, 2008 at 12:08 am

An eggplant?!?  Well, as George Carlin once said, "is it an egg or is it a plant?  Tell it to go out and make up its mind and come back later."

El G: When I actually read your comment after posting my link to "Barry" I sat and rolled on the floor.  Chas is right, you know.  I mean, if Michael Moore(on) said it, then it has to be fact, right?  After all, Michael Moore(on) also says that Cuba has the best health care system im the world.

I can't wait until the movie "An American Carol" comes out in October.  It will be so nice to see a movie where Michael Moore(on) gets his...  Granted it isn't really Michael Moore(on) but it's the thought that counts.  And I hear every liberal's favorite radio commentator is in the movie.  Must be nice to see Bill O'Reilly finally make it to Hollywood...

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By Lumiere on September 09, 2008 at 12:08 pm

Well at least Michael Moore is more credible than your local news broadcaster, he is not owned by the Council on Foreign Relations. Ah, but I did not expect you to know that either. You probably believe the 'History' book you were given in highschool is 100% correct, without textual corruption.  Go ahead, blindly follow your Nazi.

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By CCNY on September 09, 2008 at 04:43 pm

Liberals... always with the secret knowledge that YOU don't know about...

You ARE talking about the same Michael Moore, the anti-war hypocrite that owns shares of stock in defense giants McDonnell Douglas and Halliburton, yet is revered by the Left as a Voice of Truth, right?  Yeah, he's not compromised like the news anchor...

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By Lumiere on September 09, 2008 at 06:50 pm

Well there must be a lot of anti-war hypocrites running around with Halliburton stock then.  Please site your source CCNY....

Your funny Julian. I own stock in Pleasures Inc and am a Texan by birth. So by default, I own stock in Bushit. lol

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By CCNY on September 09, 2008 at 07:12 pm

I know you're a big fan of the public record and historical fact, so I'm happy to tell you that I didn't just make this one up.  The source is a book called, "Do As I Say, Not As I Do: Profiles In Liberal Hypocrisy" by Peter Schweizer.

It's a take on how some of America's liberal icons (like Barbra Streisand, Michael Moore, Noam Chomsky, Al Franken, Ralph Nader, Ted Kennedy and Hillary Clinton) don't exactly practice what they preach.  The author lists a whole bunch of dirty laundry on each person, and Moore's most shocking skeleton in the closet was his ownership of stock in the companies that make the war effort possible.

I am sure that the same book could have been written about America's conservative icons, but if it's out there, I must not be looking hard enough.  Or at all.

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By D. E. Carson on September 09, 2008 at 09:48 pm

Never mind the footage Fox News has of Al Gore flying on a private jet...

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By Lumiere on September 10, 2008 at 11:29 am

Sorry El G, I don't own a cat but I hear you have a nazi for a pet. :)

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By Lumiere on September 10, 2008 at 11:41 am

Thanks for the info CCNY, I will have to pick up a copy. 

Hypocrisy, it exists in both political parties on some level. It is no different than the Republican party chanting Pro Life agenda on one end, and murdering thousands
for oil. Yeah, sounds real 'pro-life' to me.  Life in one culture is no more or less valuable than life anywhere else in the world.  

An Italian news channel today aired a documentary that "accused the United States of using chemical weapons against the civilian population during a November bombardment of Fallujah."

RAI says the use of white phosphorus in built-up areas amounts to the illegal use of chemical weapons, although the BBC notes that such bombs are considered incendiary devices. The US military admits to using the weapon to illuminate battlefields in Iraq, and says it did so in Fallujah, but insists it did not use it in civilian areas.

The military denies that video in the documentary shows the indiscriminate use of white phosphorus "on both insurgents and the civilian population," as the documentary alleges. The description of photographs posted by the news service is gruesome:

Provided by the Studies Centre of Human Rights in Fallujah, dozens of high-quality, colour close-ups show bodies of Fallujah residents, some still in their beds, whose clothes remain largely intact but whose skin has been dissolved .... or turned the consistency of leather by the shells.

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By CCNY on September 10, 2008 at 08:10 pm

Hey great, another supposed "ally" shitting down our neck, thanks Paisans.  You know the Italians, though; good at soccer and making anti-US documentaries, but real bad at cleaning up their own messes.  That about sums up another one of our less-than-loyal allies, France, too, no?  When young disenfranchised Muslims were flipping cars over in Paris suburbs a few years ago, you KNOW they wanted somebody to come in and help, and I hope GW let the phone ring until 3am, no pun intended.

The chemical stuff sounds horrible, but we are at war over there, right?  They're not trying to make friends with us over there either.  From all accounts, Fallujah was a slice of pure hell on earth, so I don't begrudge them anything they do to get out of there alive.  Call me naive, but I don't think they're just strolling through neighborhoods, pulling My Lais out of their hats every night, disintegrating people for sport.

You think that Human Rights Group in Fallujah filed any photos when their own dictator gassed his own people a few years back?  I doubt it...

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By Ranger9 on October 12, 2008 at 08:51 pm

Everyone seems to forget that FDR was sympathetic to the Communists and had a known Communist spy advising him, Alger Hiss. FDR was great friends of the Soviet Union and "Uncle Joe" Stalin. Better Dead than Red.

Alger Hiss advised FDR to get involved in the U.N. and give up U.S. sovereignty to global socialist. Someone needed to get rid of his Red butt. Possibly that is what the great grand Bush was doing. If I were in his place I would have taken money from the devil to kill or foil all of the reds I could find.

Niether communism or facism have a place in our Free Republic.


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By Lady D on October 12, 2008 at 10:48 pm

Just ask the question, who is spreading hate and fear?    What is happening with our economy or the world economy? We are headed in a less than democratic direction. Maybe some of you naysayers,might want to take a closer look.

My question is how do we not get bogged down in the bullshit and quit feeding the fear.

Good article lets change the outcome.

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By Greene on July 17, 2009 at 04:40 pm

Time Magazine dubbed U.S. Appeals Court Judge Jay Bybee as “the man behind water boarding.” The U.S. Congress appointed Jay Bybee to the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as a Nevada candidate although Jay Bybee’s Nevada residency is openly questioned.  The Nevada Bar Association has no record of Jay Bybee being a member.  The only bar association that has a record of Jay Bybee’s membership, is the Washington, DC Bar Association.

Bybee on Torture is on YouTube.  Now many U.S. Senators say if they had known then of Jay Bybee’s pro-torture positions, they would not have confirmed Jay Bybee to the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. is attempting to impeach and convict twelve lawyers; Jay Bybee is one, upon whose illegal and unethical legal advice the George W. Bush administration used to illegally torture.

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