POLITICAL FASCISM AND RELIGIOUS FANATICISM: THE WORST POSSIBLE MARRIAGE
By Chuck Baldwin
March 10, 2016
Say the title above, and many conservatives in the United States will immediately assume that what follows is a tirade against militant Islam. And, granted, Islamic regimes, such as the one in Saudi Arabia especially, truly fit the deadly description of what happens when a nation combines a fascist-style political system with religious fanaticism. But what Americans seem to have trouble understanding is that the marriage of political fascism with religious fanaticism is not limited to Islamic states.
The truth is, elements of the old fascist state in Germany have been growing inside the United States since the end of World War II. In fact, what we are witnessing with the rise of neocon domination of U.S. foreign policy is nothing more than a modern revival of the old Germanic reich. And what the media has kept hidden from us and what most conservatives don’t want to admit is that the Bush family has been one of the principal reasons for fascism’s American reincarnation.
At this point, it would be very helpful if readers would re-familiarize themselves with this author’s column entitled “What Is A Neocon?” Read it here.
The Bush connection to the fascist state in Germany goes back to Prescott Bush (G.W. Bush’s grandfather) and Herbert Walker (father-in-law of Prescott).
In 2004, the London-based Guardian newspaper reported, “George Bush’s grandfather, the late US senator Prescott Bush, was a director and shareholder of companies that profited from their involvement with the financial backers of Nazi Germany.
“The Guardian has obtained confirmation from newly discovered files in the US National Archives that a firm of which Prescott Bush was a director was involved with the financial architects of Nazism.
“His business dealings, which continued until his company’s assets were seized in 1942 under the Trading with the Enemy Act, has led more than 60 years later to a civil action for damages being brought in Germany against the Bush family by two former slave labourers at Auschwitz and to a hum of pre-election controversy.
“The evidence has also prompted one former US Nazi war crimes prosecutor to argue that the late senator’s action should have been grounds for prosecution for giving aid and comfort to the enemy.”
See the report here
John Loftus has written a fully documented exposé on the Bush-Nazi connection. “Loftus is a former U.S. Department of Justice Nazi War Crimes prosecutor, the President of the Florida Holocaust Museum and the highly respected author of numerous books on the CIA-Nazi connection including The Belarus Secret and The Secret War Against the Jews, both of which have extensive material on the Bush-Rockefeller-Nazi connection.”
On March 6 (four days ago), Professor Michel Chossudovsky referenced Loftus’ work (and others) by saying, “Evidence of the Bush family’s links to Nazism was available well before George Herbert Walker Bush (Senior) and George W. Bush entered politics. According to John Buchanan (New Hampshire Gazette, 10 October 2003):
“‘After 60 years of inattention and even denial by the U.S. media, newly-uncovered government documents in The National Archives and Library of Congress reveal that Prescott Bush, the grandfather of President George W. Bush, served as a business partner of and U.S. banking operative for the financial architect of the Nazi war machine from 1926 until 1942, when Congress took aggressive action against Bush and his “enemy national” partners.
“‘The documents also show that Bush and his colleagues, according to reports from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, tried to conceal their financial alliance with German industrialist Fritz Thyssen, a steel and coal baron who, beginning in the mid-1920s, personally funded Adolf Hitler’s rise to power by the subversion of democratic principle and German law. Furthermore, the declassified records demonstrate that Bush and his associates, who included E. Roland Harriman, younger brother of American icon W. Averell Harriman, and George Herbert Walker, President Bush’s maternal great-grandfather, continued their dealings with the German industrial tycoon for nearly a year after the U.S. entered the war.’
“While Prescott Bush’s company’s assets were seized in 1942 under the Trading with the Enemy Act, George W. Bush’s grandfather was never prosecuted for his business dealings with Nazi Germany.”
See the report here.
One of fascism’s most fundamental tenets is the promotion and usage of war for financial profit. America’s current preoccupation with foreign interventionism and preemptive war began in earnest with President George Herbert Walker Bush and escalated exponentially during the two presidential administrations of his son, George W. Bush. Add the fact that the Bush and Clinton families have been “best buds” ever since Bush, Sr. was president and Bill was governor of Arkansas, and what we have is 28 years (Barack Obama did nothing to wrest neocon control from America’s foreign policy) of continuous neocon domination of U.S. foreign policy. And we might be able to say 32 years, if we include Ronald Reagan’s second term over which G.H.W. Bush had significant influence.
When I was hosting my radio talk show back in the 1990s, a close friend of Bill Clinton, L.D. Brown, told me that the Bushes and Clintons routinely vacationed together and were best friends. For a little background: L.D.’s wife was Chelsea’s nanny, and L.D. was Governor Bill Clinton’s chief of security. Clinton also helped L.D. get into the CIA with G.H.W. Bush’s presidential approbation, which ultimately led (sadly for Bill) to Brown’s discovery and eventual exposure of the whole Mena, Arkansas, affair. Bill assumed that his friendship with L.D. would negate any convictions of honesty L.D. might have had. Bill was wrong.
Please understand that the Bush neocons are still ensconced in Washington, D.C., to this very hour. It is the Bush neocons that are calling the shots for America’s foreign policy and are also calling the shots for the national Republican Party. The neocon agenda is the driving force at the U.S. State Department, CIA, and DOD.
But it was G.W. Bush that coupled religious fanaticism with the already established political fascism long embraced by his grandfather, Prescott, and the Bush Crown Royals. Whether GW’s religious infatuation was genuine or cleverly concocted by Karl Rove, I am in no position to say. But the younger Bush definitely tied the misguided religious teachings of “war for Israel” with the old and hackneyed “war for profit” ideology.
By tapping into the commonly taught (albeit misguided) religious doctrine that the modern state of Israel is the same as Biblical Israel, neocons discovered a brand new resource for promoting war: fighting to protect and/or expand the Zionist state of Israel. Christian Zionists such as John Hagee, Pat Robertson, et al., have rallied millions of evangelical Christians into a perpetual war fever--all under the rubric of protecting Israel (which, again, they falsely believe is Bible Israel).
Neocons have been so successful in rallying Christians around the war flag that we are now hearing political and religious leaders talk openly about instituting “Greater Israel.” This is the idea that the U.S. war machine has a divine mandate to invade and conquer all of the land originally promised to Abraham and fulfilled under David and Solomon. Of course, in the modern world, this would necessitate war with Russia and probably China, which is what the neocons really want.
At this point, let me encourage readers to obtain my four-part message series (on one DVD) entitled “The Church And Israel.” In these messages I expose the fallacious teaching that the modern state of Israel is the prophetic fulfillment of Genesis 12--which is the undergirding argument Christians use for supporting all of these wars of aggression in the Middle East.
Find my DVD “The Church And Israel” here
In current politics, presidential candidate Ted Cruz has taken up where G.W. Bush left off. He is pushing the “war for Israel” button HARD. And don’t forget that both Ted and his wife, Heidi, are ardent disciples of G.W. Bush--and Heidi was also a long-standing member of the quintessential neocon organization, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Ted’s preacher-father is an outspoken leader in “Greater Israel” prophecy circles. He (Ted’s dad) goes to churches all over America preaching the idea that God has called Ted to “save Israel” and usher in the Second Coming of Christ.
Let me say this straight up: any human being that believes God needs his or her help to fulfill Bible prophecy and start the timeclock for Christ’s Second Coming is both delusional and fanatical.
As faithful readers know, I have not and am not endorsing Donald Trump. I endorsed Rand Paul, and now that Rand has suspended his campaign, I currently have no horse in this race. However, Pat Buchanan is absolutely spot-on with his analysis of why the neocons in the Republican Party are willing to do ANYTHING--including giving the election to Hillary Clinton--to keep Trump from winning. Remember again, on foreign policy matters, Hillary is just another Bush neocon.
So, you see, Saudi Arabia is not the only country where the marriage of political fascism and religious fanaticism is taking place. The difference is: compared to the raw military power of the United States, Saudi Arabia is using cap pistols and squirt guns. Folks, this is the world’s perfect storm that is brewing.
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