Archive for November, 2011

By Alex Constantine

“The prophet seldom has any honor in his own country.” – Adolf Hitler

“Today I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord.” – Adolf Hitler

Point 24 of the Nazi Progamme that circulated in Germany of the 1920s clearly stated the only religion that the party officially denounced was “Jewish”:

We demand liberty for all religious denominations in the State, so far as they are not a danger to it and do not militate against the morality and moral sense of the German race. The Party, as such, stands for positive Christianity, but does not bind itself in the matter of creed to any particular confession. It combats the Jewish-materialist spirit within and without us, and is convinced that our nation can achieve permanent health from within only on the principle: the common interest before self-interest.

Many historians of WW II have downplayed the role of religion in Hitler’s Germany, most notably Richard Overy, author of The Dictators, cited by Christian researchers everywhere to reprimand those who suggest that the Nazi leader used religion as a vehicle of mass persuasion. Despite prestige appointments and numerous awards for scholarship, Overy, as a historian of Hitler’s Germany, is a complete incompetent if not deliberately dishonest. His contention that Hitler was hostile to capitalism, for instance, is blatantly false. Pay no heed to slippery conservative Christians who cite Overy and his equally dubious contention that Christianity was “in decline,” and played no role in the rise of the Third Reich.

Overy’s sourcing alone is a red flag – he relies heavily on the writing of Hermann Rauschning (a friend of Hitler who “defected” and sat out the war in the United States); other questionable citations and deliberate misinterpretations of Nazi Party rhetoric are common.

One widely-repeated citation is made by Bruce Walker in an article posted on the Net, “The Nazis and Christianity,” published by American Thinker, a Christian site. According to Walker, the “decline of Christianity in Germany led directly to the rise of Nazism. Professor Henri Lichtenberger in his 1937 book, The Third Reich, describes the religious life of the Weimar Republic as a place in which the large cities were ‘spiritual cemeteries’ with almost no believers at all, except for those who were members of the clergy.”

Seems to be a legitimate history until one considers that Henri Lichtenberger, the French historian, was a fascist propagandist who idolized Friedrich Nietzsche and Richard Wagner. He was a mercenary with a pen, drawn from ranks favoring a Franco-German intersect in the early ’20s. He was PRO-NAZI. Lichtenberger’s word on anything was determined by who paid him.

This is the caliber of “experts” that right-wing evangelical propagandists cite when making the claim that Nazi Germany was “secular.” The bottom line is that, in private, Hitler found National Socialism and Christianity fundamentally incompatible because he believed that the latter – “an invention of the Jews” – had given rise to Bolshevism.  Ironic, then, that before Hitler, Lenin became Christ … in a true athiest state … as reported by Vision, a quarterly academic print and online journal of news and analysis:

 …  As chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars, Lenin soon became a dictator ….  The use of traditional religion played a part in securing popular support. Following an attempt to assassinate Lenin in 1918, his public persona was infused with religious verbal and visual imagery. Sociologist Victoria Bonnell notes that now the leader “was characterized as having the qualities of a saint, an apostle, a prophet, a martyr, a man with Christ-like qualities, and a ‘leader by the grace of God.’” Posters showed Lenin like a saint in Russian iconic art. …

“Aspects of the political, social and religious fabric of the Russian Motherland provided many of the necessary conditions for Lenin’s cult. .… While Hitler and Stalin were deranged and profoundly evil, they were aided and abetted by masses of people who moved toward them as the leaders they desired. As we have noted before in this series, the symbiosis of leader and led cannot be ignored as we try to explain the bloodlust that characterizes the rule of many, if not all, false messiahs. Nor is exploitation of religious fervor ever far from the surface as leaders seek and maintain followers. Mussolini appealed to elements of traditional Catholic religion to create his fascist cult, and Hitler was well aware of religion’s power to induce loyalty to a cause. It was no different in the atheistic Soviet Union for most of the last century.

http://www.vision.org/visionmedia/page.aspx?id=2966

Hitler’s religious beliefs and fanaticism (quotes from Mein Kampf)

Hitler wrote: “I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord..”

As a boy, Hitler attended Catholic Church and was exposed to the anti-Semitism of the prevailing religious culture. In Mein Kampf and in his speeches, Hitler appeared to be a fanatical believer in God.  In one speech, he declared:

The world will not help, the people must help itself. Its own strength is the source of life. That strength the Almighty has given us to use; that in it and through it we may wage the battle of our life…. The others in the past years have not had the blessing of the Almighty – of Him Who in the last resort, whatever man may do, holds in His hands the final decision. Lord God, let us never hesitate or play the coward, let us never forget the duty which we have taken upon us…. We are all proud that through God’s powerful aid we have become once more true Germans.

On marriage: “A folkish state must therefore begin by raising marriage from the level of a continuous defilement of the race, and give it the consecration of an institution which is called upon to produce images of the Lord and not monstrosities halfway between man and ape.” (Mein Kampf)

On race war: “But if out of smugness, or even cowardice, this battle is not fought to its end, then take a look at the peoples five hundred years from now. I think you will find but few images of God, unless you want to profane the Almighty.” (Mein Kampf)

Hitler’s Biblical beliefs show clearly where he based his notion for offensive action:

On liberty: “God does not make cowardly nations free.” (Mein Kampf)

On Judaism: “Their whole existence is an embodied protest against the aesthetics of the Lord’s image.” (Mein Kampf)

A prophecy: “Their sword will become our plow, and from the tears of war the daily bread of future generations will grow.” (Mein Kampf)

In a speech delivered on April 23, 1922, Hitler stated:

My feelings as a Christian points me to my Lord and Savior as a fighter. It points me to the man who once in loneliness, surrounded only by a few followers, recognized these Jews for what they were and summoned men to fight against them. … In boundless love as a Christian and as a man, I read through the passage which tells us how the Lord at last rose in His might and seized the scourge to drive out of the Temple the brood of vipers and adders. How terrific was His fight for the world against the Jewish poison.

On himself: “I am now as before a Catholic and will always remain so.” (Hitler speech, 1941)

“Anyone who dares to lay hands on the highest image of the Lord commits sacrilege against the benevolent creator of this miracle and contributes to the expulsion from paradise.” (Mein Kampf)

“We were convinced that the people needs and requires this faith. We have therefore undertaken the fight against the atheistic movement, and that not merely with a few theoretical declarations: we have stamped it out.” (Hitler speech, Berlin, October 31, 1933)

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By Alex Constantine

Nathan Mintz, founder of California’s South Bay Tea Party

If last year’s contentious 53rd California Assembly District race is any indication, the South Bay from Manhattan Beach to Ranchos Palos Verdes will soon become a cratered beachhead of internecine political campaigning.  This stretch of adobe and sand constitutes California’s new 66th district, where local Tea Party co-founder Nathan Mintz has pitched his campaign tent. Among endorsements, he drops the name George Deukmejian, no less.  The Democrats haven’t chosen his opponent yet, but they’re working on it in hopes of pulling off a two-thirds majority in the lower house.

In the 2010 debacle over the 53rd, Mintz, a senior systems engineer at Raytheon, lost to Democratic progressive Betsy Butler — despite a ferocious smear campaign waged against her by Big Oil, Big Insurance and Big Pharmaceuticals.  Their collective PAC, the Civil Justice Association of California, spent a total of $500,000 on her mud bath. Most cities in the South Bay favored Mintz, but he finished far behind Butler in communities surrounding LAX.  Butler won and went on to distinguish herself in Sacramento. She sponsored the widely-touted Infants and Toddlers Act to Protect Children from BPA, signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown in October. Butler has received a perfect legislative scorecard from the Congress of California Seniors. Vietnam Veterans of America has named her Legislator of the Year.

The narrowly-defeated GOP candidate licked his wounds, limped back to the South Bay Tea Party to harass Obama (an “asshole,” per one of Mintz’s hailstorm of tweets) and the liberal scourge. He announced his intention to enter the 2012 race shortly after the California Citizens Redistricting Commission approved a new set of perimeters for California’s 80 Assembly districts.

The California Majority Report dismissed Mintz as the “Wackiest GOP Assembly Hopeful” in the last election cycle. Odds are that he will retain the title next year.

On the Internet, Mintz is known for the lowbrow fulminations posted at his now-defunct blog, The Vast Right Wing Jewish Conspiracy. In 2005, he informed an unsuspecting world that “homosexuality activity” was ubiquitous “among most of the Mediterranean peoples,” and “no doubt among the egyptians as well.” Homosexuality, he claimed, has historically been a “stepping stone” to “barbaric acts of sexuality and brutality involving mutilation, rape orgies, sex with animals, etc.”

Mike Gunn, the Republican mayor of Redondo Beach, has come out of the closet and shut the door rather firmly behind – his moral regression via gateway sexual pathology might come as a surprise to him. But then, as Mintz noted, “a lot of gays hate being reminded that their lifestyle is not normal.”

Women, especially the athletic variety, were also grist for his Menckenian wit: “The rugby players had a beirut [?] tournament downstairs tonight. It was truly a sad display — most of these girls were so ugly that it hurt me to look at them. I see why it’s the preferred sport of lesbians.”

But one of his most embarrassing antics occurred while still a student at Stanford University, where Mintz, who is Jewish, was vice president of the Stanford Israel Alliance. In October 2004, Hedy Epstein, the famed pro-Palestinian activist, delivered a talk at the university on the brutality in Gaza. Mintz fired off a letter to the Stanford Daily castigating “Epstein’s rhetoric of drawing comparisons of the initial stages of the Holocaust to the current situation in Gaza and the West Bank … only one piece of what is a much larger trend of anti-Semitism on college campuses today.” In fact, Epstein had not drawn comparisons to Nazism or the Holocaust. But Mintz couldn’t have possibly known this because he submitted his critique to the Daily before Epstein took the podium. When an Epstein supporter pointed out that the letter was false and defamatory, Daily editor Jennifer Graham printed an apology for Mintz’s “wrong” and “misleading” remarks.

These days, he is a bit more guarded in his public jeremiads. “I am a uniter, not a divisive leader,” he boasts, echoing an elephant who has left the room. Mintz toes the Tea Party line, is as PC as a “conservative” extremist can be.

On the State Assembly: In July 2010, Mintz, in an address to the Long Beach Young Republicans, said he supports “a part-time legislature” to reduce state taxation — and disengage the Democratic “stranglehold” on Sacramento, of course.

On Arizona’s anti-immigrant legislation: In June 2010, the LAUSD board formally requested that Superintendent Ramon Cortines ensure that classes in civics and history discuss the Arizona anti-immigrant law with students, “in the context of the American values of unity, diversity and equal protection for all people.” Mintz told FoxNews.com: “This is just another example of these embedded bureaucrats in California doing anything they can to deflect and distract from the poor job their (sic) doing of educating our children.”

A White Baptist Convention

On race: In July 2010, after the NAACP condemned extremist elements within the national Tea Party, Mintz’s chapter co-sponsored a ludicrous show of faux GOP racial tolerance at the L.A. Convention Center. The featured speaker was Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, president of The Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny (BOND), a clutch of conservative African-Americans.

Imani Grady, a Southern California attorney, gibes that the conference was “fueled by a desire to continue the ‘I’m rubber, you’re glue’ slap fight in which the NAACP and the Tea Party movement have been engaged.”

Grady: “I should have known the event would be filled with falsehoods, fake statistics, fear-mongering, and racist tropes when I walked up to the courtyard where the event was being held and saw multiple, professionally-made banners which read ‘South Bay Tea Party’ (though the banner behind the podium loudly proclaimed South Central Tea Party).”

The chapter’s machinations were transparent. “Take William Owens Jr.,” Grady wrote. “During his speech Owens, who wrote a book called Obama: Why Black America Should Have Doubts, claimed the NAACP served a purpose in its nascence, but that things are ‘all better now,’ so any discussion of the disadvantages black Americans face on the basis of race is simply ‘making excuses.’”

Then Rev. Peterson took the podium: “The NAACP is no different than the KKK in that the KKK hung black Americans up by their physical bodies,” he said, “but the NAACP steals their hearts and minds and souls.” Peterson claimed that the NAACP “kill(s) black Americans” by indoctrinating them into hating their country and depending on federal handouts.

“The Southern Baptist-style murmurs of agreement,” Grady reported, “Preach! Go ahead! came from white members of the crowd that numbered around 100, including about 20 members of the media. Indeed, from my vantage point, I saw a sea of white faces.”

The South Bay can expect more of the same jive Tea Party theatrics as the day of balloting approaches. Mintz will undoubtedly be flanked by mud-tossing corporate allies, as he was in 2010. The press will offer him up as a licit candidate, ignoring the whiff of hoax in the air.

Send any corporation or media outlet who supports him a teabag filled with toxic waste to return the favor.

Also see:

“Nathan Mintz,” Ballotpedia: http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/Nathan_Mintz

“Afternoon Tea with Nathan Mintz, Part 1,” YouTube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdYXHD5Yc2g

From: Summit County Citizens Voice
by Bob Berwyn, November 26, 2011

SUMMIT COUNTY — A long-running propaganda campaign to cast doubt on climate science has apparently worked to some degree.

On the one hand, there is near unanimous agreement among climate scientists that human-caused global warming is happening. But George Mason University researchers recently discovered that there is still a high degree of public confusion about the level of agreement among researchers.

About two-thirds of the respondents in a national survey said they either believed there is a lot of disagreement among scientists about whether or not global warming is happening (45 percent), that most scientists think it is not happening (5 percent), or that they did not know enough to say (16 percent). These respondents were less likely to support climate change policies and to view climate change as a lower priority.

The study was conducted by researchers at George Mason, San Diego State, and Yale universities and published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

“It is no accident that so many Americans misunderstand the widespread scientific agreement about human-caused climate change. A well-financed disinformation campaign deliberately created a myth about there being lack of agreement. The climate science community should take all reasonable measures to put this myth to rest,” said Edward Maibach, director of the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University.

People who believe there is a lot of disagreement among scientists about global warming tend to be less certain that global warming is happening and less supportive of climate policy, researchers at George Mason, San Diego State, and Yale Universities report in a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

By contrast, survey respondents who correctly understood that there is widespread agreement about global warming among scientists were themselves more certain that it is happening, and were more supportive of climate policies.

“Misunderstanding the extent of scientific agreement about climate change is important because it undermines people’s certainty that climate change is happening, which in turn reduces their conviction that America should find ways to deal with the problem,” Maibach, concluded.

http://summitcountyvoice.com/2011/11/26/global-warming-propaganda-creates-myth-of-disagreement/

To Readers of Alex Constantine’s Blog:
We in the IndictBushNow movement wanted to wish you and your family a happy and healthy holiday. We also wanted to thank you for your continued support for this critical cause.
The global movement for accountability is growing. People are in the streets throughout the world.
In Cairo, Mubarak awaits trial as hundreds of thousands of protesters fill the streets demanding economic, social and political justice.
Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld are also wanted for their criminal acts that took so many innocent lives in Iraq.
“Former U.S. president George W. Bush and British ex-prime minister Tony Blair were Tuesday found guilty” by an independent tribunal in Malaysia for committing “crimes against peace” during the Iraq war, according to Agence France-Presse.
Global Movement: Grassroots Democracy in Action
Our movement, which demands accountability, is part of an international effort led by human rights activists, legal scholars, elected officials and progressive organizations.
People around the world are responsible for a dramatic shift in the political climate. This is grassroots democracy in action. No power is greater.
The Malaysian War Crimes Tribunal, which had the active support of former Malaysian premier Mahathir Mohamad, found the former leaders guilty after a four-day hearing.
“The Tribunal deliberated over the case and decided unanimously that the first accused George Bush and second accused Blair have been found guilty of crimes against peace,” the tribunal said in a statement.
“Unlawful use of force threatens the world to return to a state of lawlessness. The acts of the accused were unlawful.”
The AFP reports, “A seven-member panel chaired by former Malaysian Federal Court judge Abdul Kadir Sulaiman presided over the trial, which began last Saturday, and both Bush and Blair were tried in absentia.”
“The evidence showed that the drums of wars were being beaten long before the invasion. The accused in their own memoirs have admitted their own intention to invade Iraq regardless of international law,” it said.
All of us want to express our gratitude to the hard work of the people of Malaysia who are doing their part in the global effort to hold war criminals accountable for their actions.
                                                                                               – From all of us at IndictBushNow

Tea Party is not Anti-Intellectual

  • By Nia-Malika Henderson and  Perry Bacon Jr.
  • Washington  Post, Nov. 21, 2011

Late this summer, Rick Perry was the presidential candidate of choice for tea  party Republicans. Then the Texas governor had a few lackluster debate  performances, and he defended himself by seeming to suggest that debating skills — and articulate speech in general — don’t matter in governing.

The man whom conservative activists turned to next, businessman Herman Cain,  proudly declared that he wouldn’t bother to learn the name of the leader of  Uzbekistan and later struggled to recall President Obama’s actions on Libya.  Last week Cain said that the country needs “a leader, not a  reader.” …

Continued: http://www.kansas.com/2011/11/22/2111759/tea-party-is-not-anti-intellectual.html#ixzz1erVAdi8J

By Alex Constantine

Mayo Shattuck III

Oh, by the way, the Hunt family of Dallas and Kennedy assassination infamy rules over this little fascist fiefdom, Rosewood Capital – the key to a host of political and corporate criminal conspiracies. No reason to take my word for it – find a research path and commence digging. You’ll have a field day.

I can point out a path for anyone not certain where to begin:

http://aconstantineblacklist.blogspot.com/2008/11/warren-buffetts-takeover-of.html

The Rosewood Capital Advisory Board

WARREN HELLMAN – Hellman & Friedman [H&F investments include Axel Springer AG (a “CIA culture” propaganda front exposed in the late 1960s) management comes in the form of Frank Zarb, chairman of AIG’s executive committee, and James D. Wolfensohn, former World Bank president, among others of interest.]

MAYO SHATTUCK – CEO, Constellation Energy [Pressed by questions concerning evident foreknowledge of 9/11, Mayo violated a three-year contract and resigned as head of the Deutsche-A.B. – rather than answer questions about that put option activity – to work for Christian Poindexter at Constellation, and Caroline Hunt at Rosewood.]

WALLY HAWLEY – Co-Founder, InterWest Partners [See: “The Dark Side of Silicon Valley’s Wealth,” http://www.businessweek.com/1999/99_28/b3637069.htm%5D

DON FISHER – The Gap, Inc. [One of Governor Schwarzenegger’s leading special interest fundraisers, see: http://www.bauaw.org/2005/04/bauaw-newsletter-monday-april-4-2005.html; central American sweatshops. See: http://www.webcom.com/hrin/magazine/july96/sweated.html%5D

BOB FISHER – Chairman, The Gap, Inc. [Destroying redwoods in California: “Sits on the NRDC board; the NRDC was instrumental in creating the FSC, the group that ‘certified’ his logging company … ” http://www.gapsucks.org/gwa/greenlabel/talkingpoints.html; central American sweatshops, see: http://www.webcom.com/hrin/magazine/july96/sweated.html%5D

MEG WHITMAN – CEO of E-Bay [“House inquiry into Whitman profits raises ethical issues about donations,” among other scandals. See, http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/archives/2002/10/08/opinion/5628.shtml%5D

SCHUYLER MARSHALL – President, Rosewood Corp. [Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations, with the State Dept.’s Malcolm Barnebey; Andreas Bremer, Director, Dallas Warburg Chapter; Jean Campbell of Piper Rudnick (Lloyd Bentson’s old firm, currently the haunt of A.B. Buzzy Krongard, Dick Armey, Dick Gephart); María Antonieta Coello, Hunt-Mexico, Inc.; Kenneth Cohen, ExxonMobil; Lester Coleman, Halliburton; Jordan W. Cowman, Akin Gump; Barry Crossman, Chevron … ]