"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"
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.
2) 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 ). 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.
5) 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.
6) 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.
8) 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. http://www.broowaha.com/article.php?id=3793
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.