Update April 16, 2003: Very bad news on taxation:
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American Fascism - Some Tried to Warn The People
April 14, 2003
Back in 1935, amid the flurry of legislation by FDR (Employment Relief Act, Works Progress Administration, Civilian Conservation Corps, Social Security), Arthur Henning of the Chicago Tribune said, "The New Deal will bring the Communist Party within striking distance of overthrow of the American form of government..."
In the same year, Mark Sullivan of the Buffalo Evening News was even more alarmed when he said, "This may be the last presidential election America will have. The New Deal is to America what the early phase of Nazism was to Germany..." How prophetic. After 1960, fair and impartial elections became a myth.
Definition of Fascism:
A philosophy or system of government that is marked by stringent social and economic control, a strong, centralized government usually headed by a dictator, and often a policy of belligerent nationalism. Oppressive or dictatorial control.
Those determined to destroy our Republic have been at it a long time. It's good to take a look back at history while events were unfolding to see how we got where we are today. The evils ones were very busy during the war years (WWII), as they are today during this current unconstitutional, invasion of Iraq.
Congressional Record - House of Representatives
1943, Pg 8705
[Omitted: squabble about calling a quorum.]
Mr. Keefe. Mr. Speaker. When I was interrupted by this demand for a quorum, I had defined the term "fascism" and indicated the necessity of critically exploring and examining our own economy with a view to determining whether under accepted definitions of fascism, this political philosophy was finding its way into our own economy.
Mr. Speaker, I will proceed with the discussion.
I recall asking one of the most prominent intellectual leftists in this country this question: "Do you think that continued delegation of arbitrary power to bureaucracy is a dangerous centralization of power.?"
Answer: "I think it a very dangerous centralization of power."
"Have you been alarmed by the progress we have been making in the last few years toward centralization of power in the hands of bureaucracy?"
Answer: "I have been very much alarmed by it."
Certainly, if this intellectual leftist has been alarmed by what has been taking place in our own country, it is high time that the citizens who believe in liberty and freedom should begin to wake up. Freedom and liberty can never exist alone on mere sufferance, and they will fail unless courageously and vigorously defended.
Where are the men and women in whose veins flow the blood of the great liberals of the past? We are convinced that many of those who like to style themselves liberals are in reality the most reactionary group in the country. They are the ones who, while denouncing fascism are constantly planning and urging a program for an American domestic economy that is purely fascist in character. We are convinced that while comparatively few in number, they are well organized and highly articulate.
We are convinced, however, that the same spirit that motivated the thought and actions of the great liberal men and women of the past exists in the hearts and souls of an overwhelming majority of our citizens today. They are the true liberals. They may not be as articulate and as well organized as the entrenched groups of political gangsterism, but I have a profound faith that through the length and breadth of this land that spirit is again inflamed.
Mr. Speaker, there is born into the souls of men and women a craving for fundamental rights of liberty and freedom. The signers of the declaration of Independence gave clear expression to this spirit when they wrote:
We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal and that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights - that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
The great liberals of that day, as exemplified by Thomas Jefferson, gave their all for the attainment of these fundamental rights. The struggle through the ages has been that of the common man trying to break through the restrictions of tyrannical kings and feudal lords in an effort to attain a place in life where liberty and freedom might prevail. History is replete with evidence of this continued battle. Courageous men and women shed their blood and gave their lives in the age-old effort to achieve liberty.
The signing of the Magna Carta was a step in the direction of attainment of such objectives. The French Revolution illustrates again the efforts of common people to take from tyrannical masters rights and privileges which the whole people in a properly managed society should enjoy. Those who courageously settled on this continent left European shores in order to establish their homes where they might find ecclesiastic and economic freedom and liberty. Yet there followed here onto this continent the long hand of oppressive government and tyranny. This was evidenced by Jefferson when he wrote in the preamble to the Declaration of Independence --
"But when a long train of abuses and usurpation pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right - it is their duty - to throw off such government and provide new guards for their future security."
Jefferson did not counsel a break with a government long-established without good and sufficient reasons. He very meticulously specified the charges. I challenge every citizen, in view of the present social and economic conditions facing our Nation, to read the recital of those charges. What was the fundamental complaint that is found woven into the fabric of all those charges? The signers of the Declaration of Independence complained in substance of the denial by a tyrannical king of the fundamental rights of free people to liberty and the pursuit of individual happiness.
It is significant in viewing these specifications to point out that there is no complaint lodged against the King because he failed to furnish the colonists with suitable and proper housing or that he failed to provide suitable and proper nutrition or adequate hospitalization or medical care, or that he failed to protect them against the ravages of the Indians. No complaint will be found because he failed to establish proper standards of living or wage scales. But they did complain of the denial by the King of specific fundamental rights that free men and women should enjoy. Listen to some of their complaints:
"He has made judges dependent on his will alone for the tenure of their offices and the amount and payment of their salaries. He has erected a multitude of new officers to harass our people and eat out of our substance. He has rendered the military independent of and superior to civil power. He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our Constitution and unacknowledged by our laws. He has refused his assent to laws the most wholesome and necessary for the public good."
Thus, in charge after charge, the great liberal minds of the early days of our Republic gave expression to the demand for recognition by the tyrant of the fundamental rights of the people. Aided and guided by the assistance and advice of the courageous men who directed and fought a successful revolution, a new Government was gradually established under a Constitution having for its fundamental purpose the establishment of justice and the protection and preservation of human liberty and freedom. For more than 150 years, the great liberal minded forces of this Nation have zealously guarded and protected the rights and privileges of the people.
The Congress of the United States is the repository under our system of government of the fundamental and inherent rights of a free people. We prospered as a nation under this system. I do not mean to imply that the fight to preserve individual freedom and liberty has always been successful. There are many black pages in our history that clearly demonstrate the power of entrenched privilege.
Fundamentally, however, the fight of the great liberal minds of our Nation has always been to preserve in the hands of the people these fundamental rights of freedom and liberty which found expression in our original Declaration of Independence. They conceived the Government to be an arbiter between the elements of special privilege and the rights of the common man. They conceived that government was an instrument to provide equality of opportunity for all the people, so that the poorest child in the Nation might, through perseverance and ability, achieve the highest position in the land.
In recent years, due to claimed social and economic crises, following one after the other, we have witnessed in this country a complete reversal of governmental attitude. Powers and privileges that should belong to the people's representatives in government and for which liberal souls through the ages shed their blood to obtain and preserve, have recklessly been delegated under alleged "democratic process" to a coordinate branch of government.
The result has been that we have shifted the responsibility in large measure from the people's representatives into the hands of Federal bureaus piled upon Federal bureaus. In actual practice, these powers have been delegated to the President. He has set up one bureau after another in order to handle the mass of complex and conflicting social and economic problems that subservient Congresses have been apparently unable to solve for themselves.
We believe it fair to state that this abject surrender by the people's representatives of legislative responsibility, while technically achieved through democratic process, was in reality coerced and compelled by Executive intervention. The direct result of this shifting of responsibility is plainly apparent. We are now being ruled from above by a multitude of directives and regulations issued by a grasping, giant bureaucracy. They are the result of the whims, attitudes, and caprices of mere men who owe no responsibility to an electorate, but nevertheless they have the full force and effect of law.
Citizens today throughout the length and breadth of this great Republic are feeling the whiplash of bureaucratic process. These bureaucratic agencies of government, being operated by mere human beings, are lustful in their grasp for power. The result has been a duplication and multiplication and confusion of powers, all of which has resulted in a situation where the people of the Nation are now at last beginning to realize what being ruled by mere men instead of law means.
Do not misapprehend or misinterpret what I am saying. I fully realize that in order to conduct a successful global war, great grants of power, necessary for quick decision, must be lodged in the Executive. The difficulty, however, arises from the fact that this complexity of bureaucratic control over the lives and fortunes of the people of America, much of it unrelated to the war effort, was well underway long before Pearl Harbor.
[Note from Devvy Kidd: Sound familiar? 9-11 and the "war on terrorism." Homeland Security, the Patriot Act and the complete trashing of our rights - all in the name of "the war on terrorism." Amazing the many uses a war has for those with evil intent.]
The exigencies of war have only added to the lust and grasp for more and more power. Is it not clear, therefore, that this centralization of power in the hands of the Executive, who is surrounded by a small group of "inner cabinet" advisors, results in effect in placing in the hands of one man or a small group of men the power to control the lives, liberty and fortunes of the people? Does not this present situation meet every accepted test of Fascist government?
The defenders of this philosophy will immediately exclaim that it was accomplished through the medium of democratic process and that it is expanded and continued only because of the exigencies of war. As to the first of these contentions, I believe it only fair to state that in the delegation of power and authority to the Executive, Congress itself is charged with the responsibility. I do feel, however, that the influence of Executive persuasion manifested through the medium of tempting Federal judgeships or other juicy jobs, patronage, Treasury raids, useless spending, and the usual trappings of the spoils system, did away with much of the semblance of democratic process in the time before the war when these great grants of power were abjectly transferred to the Executive.
If we could be assured that it was the purpose and intention of the executive department of government to return these powers to the people at the conclusion of the war, we might not be so apprehensive. The fact is, however, that the propaganda is well underway now to try to make it clear that these emergent controls over the lives of our people must be retained in our post-war economy. These bureaucrats who have exercised such unlimited power will not surrender willingly when the crisis of war shall have passed.
The American people are willing to sweat and to serve and to sacrifice in order to accomplish the ends of a just and lasting peace. More and more people, however, are becoming disturbed by the fact that this pattern of government now in vogue, most of it legally supposed to be temporary in character, may become a permanent pattern of government under a system of planned and controlled economy. There must be no interference with the necessary controls and regimentation incident to the successful prosecution of our war effort. It must be made clear, however, that we do not intend to permanently submit to the surrender of our fundamental rights when peace and order shall have been restored to the world.
We insist that these grants of power that have been thrust into the hands of the Executive shall be restored to the people through their Representatives in the Congress, and that any changes in our economy made necessary by post-war conditions shall result from congressional action rather than Executive order or decree. We insist that assurances be given that the pattern of government incident to national crisis shall not be insidiously fastened upon us as a permanent pattern of government. We in this Nation want to be governed by law and not by the whims and caprices of mere men.
The Speaker. The time of the gentleman from Wisconsin has expired.
Mr. Keefe. Mr. Speaker, we want no return to the so-called good old days when entrenched privilege pillaged and raped the natural resources of our country and attempted to use the common people merely as pawns for the achievement of their own positions of affluence. On the other hand, neither do we want acceptance of a national economy, Fascist in character, based upon foreign ideologies.
We fully realize the responsibility of government in providing for human welfare. We know that governments are instituted to protect the people against special privilege, and that as conditions change and society becomes more complex, it becomes the duty and obligation of government, through the enactment of just and equitable laws passed by the people's representatives, to provide for justice and equality of opportunity. We conceive it to be the duty of the Government not to act in the role of tyrant and master through the issuance of Executive decrees, but rather to provide safeguards for freedom of action and freedom to work by assuming the role of constant arbiter between human rights and special privilege.
My colleagues, it is time for the people of America, regardless of party, to stop this Fascist attack here at home.
Mr. McCormack. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to proceed for one minute.
The Speaker. Without objection, it is so ordered.
There was no objection.
Mr. McCormack. Mr. Speaker, the gentleman from Wisconsin [Mr. Keefe] has made a very fine historical speech, and most of us agree with him so far as his history is concerned. The gentleman, however, conveyed a message, or by innuendo left an impression, which is entirely without justification. He in his speech gave no bill of particulars.
What bill has been passed in the last 10 years, as he claims, that has a tendency toward fascism? In 1933, when the banks were threatened with destruction and when the President of the United States saved the banks and the deposits of 20,000,000 people; was that fascism? When the present administration under the leadership of President Roosevelt saved business, does the gentleman from Wisconsin say that was fascism? When he stepped in to help the millions of unemployed, innocent victims of the depression, and those dependent upon them, does the gentleman from Wisconsin say that constituted fascism?
End of excerpt.
Mr. McCormack's final statement above is reminiscent of those who supported a traitor, Bill Clinton, because Clinton, like FDR, cloaked his evil behind free hand outs. Do the homework. Read the history of these times instead of just taking everything that comes out of the mouths of people like Shawn Hannity and Ellen Ratner as the gospel.
Did you know:
On May 23, 1933, Congressman, Louis T. McFadden, brought formal charges against the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Bank system, The Comptroller of the Currency and the Secretary of United States Treasury for numerous criminal acts, including but not limited to, Conspiracy, Fraud, Unlawful conversion, and treason.
The petition for Articles of Impeachments thereafter referred to the Judiciary Committee and has yet to be acted on.
This four part series can be found on my CD, along with the other 899 files, which include a great deal of IRS history and warnings from members of Congress about a new world order:
I have a great deal more on these times that I will be posting as soon as I can get to them.
As for McCormack's comments regarding the "Great Depression," try this on for size from my CD archives:
The Greatest Story Never Told: Winston Churchill and the Crash of 1929
December 27, 1999
The Greatest Story Never Told: Winston Churchill and the Crash of 1929 is a book I've had for years. The author sent me a dozen copies and wouldn't you know it, someone ask me about it and I couldn't find the only copy I kept for myself. But, not to fear, a friend I had given a copy to has just sent it back to me so I could do this review. In light of all the talk about bank runs, our "booming economy" and other popular sound bites, I thought this would be a good time to let you know about this excellent little book (214 pgs.)
Greatest Story lays out the events of October 1929 in a simple fashion in this well documented work. Greatest Story also gives the reader an excellent accounting of a wicked racist by the name of Cecil Rhodes. Yes, that Cecil Rhodes.
The big cigar puffer, Winston Churchill, is a great hero to many Americans. Was he, really? I think people will find out differently after they read this well researched work.
Most won't because they would rather willfully believe lies than have their comfort zone disturbed.
Most people would rather willfully believe lies than have the facts interfere with their preconceived notions of what they want to believe.
The majority of comfort zone Americans think the "crash of '29" was some sort of anomaly that can't happen again. They think that because some "safeguards" have been put in place by the NYSE, a big crash can't happen again. Not here in America! Really? Here's a few points brought out on the back cover of Greatest Story that might interest you:
* In 1929, a financial disaster of unprecedented proportions swept through the United States with lightening speed. The American people began a slow decent into an 11-year financial hell that became known as The Great Depression. Understand the fundamental reasons we are now heading for an even worse stock market crash, and the signs to watch for as 1995 approaches. Learn:
* Why Winston Churchill being at the New York Stock Exchange on Black Thursday, October 24, 1929, was not "quite by chance," as he later wrote.
* Why Wall Street "plunger" Bernard Baruch was Churchill's "favorite American."
* Why on October 29, 1929, the same evening of the crash, Churchill was guest of honor at a bizarre "celebration" attended to by over 40 "bankers and master plungers" of Wall Street at the Fifth Avenue mansion of Bernard Baruch.
* Where the shiploads of gold (the real money) went in the weeks and months after the crash.
* Who Churchill met with in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York immediately before and after the crash.
* Why the Prime Minister of Great Britain was also in New York two weeks before the Crash, and where he went next. (No, it was not back to Great Britain!)
* Who supplied the seed money for publisher Simon and Shuster.
* How the New York Times "Sunday Editorial" described Churchill's visit and "the man who knew everything" that headed one of the world's leading newspapers!
* Who was really manipulating the levers of U.S. financial policy during Herbert Hoover's 4 years in office? What Hoover knew about the people working in his administration and who they really worked with and for.
* About Cecil Rhodes (Winston Churchill's friend!) diabolical will and the plans it contained....Read it for yourself! What was the plot that began to take shape in the Wilson administration?
* The curious connection between Cecil Rhodes, Winston Churchill, Bill Clinton, presidential hopeful H. Ross Perot, SONY founder Akio Morita, and the new U.S. Ambassador to France, Pamela Churchill Harriman.
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Read The Greatest Story Never Told. You won't be sorry. It is critical to understand the players in a conspiracy, who they know, who they deal with and what those deals are all about.
Identify the enemy and then you understand the game.
When you understand the game, then you can play.
The Masters of the Game have had their way for almost a hundred years. We are turning the tide through education and getting people mad enough to get off their duffs and fight the smart fight.
The Greatest Story Never Told. ISBN 0-9640046-0-7. Author: Pat Riott