How Bush’s Grandfather Helped Hitler’s Rise to Power

Courtesy of Ben Aris and Duncan Campbell @ The Guardian (2004):

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.

The debate over Prescott Bush’s behaviour has been bubbling under the surface for some time. There has been a steady internet chatter about the “Bush/Nazi” connection, much of it inaccurate and unfair. But the new documents, many of which were only declassified last year, show that even after America had entered the war and when there was already significant information about the Nazis’ plans and policies, he worked for and profited from companies closely involved with the very German businesses that financed Hitler’s rise to power. It has also been suggested that the money he made from these dealings helped to establish the Bush family fortune and set up its political dynasty. Continue reading

Dictator Truth

Courtesy of Jim Quinn @ Burning Platform:

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“People who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.”

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“By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise.”

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Do You Have A Plan B? “This Is Not A Consequence-Free Environment”

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Courtesy of Simon Black @ Sovereign Man:

In August 1939, just days before Hitler’s invasion into southern Poland, General Wilhelm List walked the lines of his German 14th Army making final checks and inspections.

He must have thought it strange– between Army Group North and Army Group South, there were over one million German troops hovered on the Polish border. And they weren’t exactly hiding under rocks.

Everyone knew that the invasion was coming. Especially civilians in Poland.

They were surrounded by German forces on three sides. And on 23 August 1939, the Soviet Union signed a non-aggression pact, effectively acquiescing the fourth side.

It was obvious that the entire country was about to be turned into a war zone.

Yet seemingly unfazed by this prospect, well-to-do locals were on holiday at the seaside, or keeping cool up in the Carpathian mountains.

Sixty miles to the north of List’s 14th Army, people in Krakow were a enjoying warm summer days in Blonia Park and on the banks of the Vistula River near Wawel Castle.

It was as if they were completely oblivious to the enormity of the consequences about to befall them.

After all, the government and local papers were telling them to not worry. Poland had prepared some basic defenses, and their military commander Edward Rydz-?mig?y was supposed to be a strong general.

They had been told to be confident. So they were confident.

On the first of September, 1939, Hitler’s armies invaded. And despite suffering massive military losses, the Polish government spread all sorts of misinformation on the radio, telling its people about phony victories against the invading German hordes. Continue reading

Hitler’s Economics & Why You Should Know A Thing Or Two About Them

Courtesy of Chris Rossini, The Mises Economic blog:

Hjalmar Schacht was Hitler’s economic guy. According to Wikipedia, Schacht: ”became a supporter of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party, and served in Hitler’s government as President of the Reichsbank and Minister of Economics. As such, Schacht played a key role in implementing the policies attributed to Hitler.”

Now, we all know what happened to Hitler. But what about Schacht?

On June 9, 1947 Henry Hazlitt would write in Newsweek:

Nazism was defeated in war. Hjalmar Schacht, the Nazi economic wizard, is in jail.

So Hitler was dead, and his economic guy went to jail

But what about the economic ideas that the two would implement together? What happened to them?

Hazlitt continues:

But when Schacht and his surviving comrades survey the world today, they must feel consoled. Intellectually Schachtism has conquered Europe. The system of price control, wage control, profit control, interest control, exchange control, foreign-trade control, bilateral treaties, rations, priorities, allocations, quotas, with a special license required for almost every more, and with a mounting currency inflation hidden and repressed by these devices – this is Schachtism. And this is the system which nearly every country in Europe has now embraced. Continue reading

We have a new hero…Edward Snowden

The world woke up to the name of the NSA PRISM whistleblower over the weekend and his name is Edward Snowden. I take my hat off to him for bringing this totalitarian spying programme to the worlds attention. How can the leaders of the supposed free world carry out this spying on its citizens and justify it in the name of fighting terrorism? Quite simply, they can’t!

The only terrorists are our own governments, look at who they are backing in Syria for regime change as an example…Al Qaeda and Jabhat al Nusra. Or the apartheid state of Israel or the governments of Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain or Jordan who do not tolerate free speech or political opponents…yer really spreading democracy. If this is not a sign for citizens across the world to rise up against our political and corporate masters, who no longer represent us, I do not know what is!

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Above is Edward Snowden, this is the face of a hero, along with Bradley Manning who is willing to stand up for what he believes in. I thank Glen Greenwald from the Guardian for bringing this to the attention of the British people and the people of the world. Imagine if Hitler had this technology? How many more millions would he have been able exterminate? I’ve said it before and I will say it again, Orwells 1984 was not meant to be an instruction manual!

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The UK government and in particular Mr Scrotum face himself, Mr Hague, a known liar and war criminal who should be tried for treason and crimes against humanity, had this to say…

Hague added that it was “fanciful” and “nonsense” to suggest that GCHQ would work with an agency in another country to circumvent the law.

Lying to the British public again…There’s only one answer to that lie and that is “extraordinary rendition”. There is clear evidence that British intelligence agencies were not truthful about their involvement in this as well as torture. Also adding to the illegal detention and torture of Afghanistan nationals.

This is why secret courts were introduced by Hagues own government to cover this immoral action. We were told that widespread phone hacking was fanciful nonsense, until the Guardian broke the story. Lies, lies and more lies.

For over 20 years what went on at the Hillsborough disaster was covered up, the families of victims abused and misled with lies.

We were firmly told about the intelligence that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, hence the justification to invade. That was and is ridiculous, look at Israel saying Iran are close to a nuclear bomb but the only nuclear armed country in the Middle East is Israel, who have not signed the NPT, Iran has.

Recent history is littered with examples of how those in government have misled the public and acted in a way contrary to law, or have simply turned a blind eye, after sitting on the evidence. The only fanciful deceitful nonsense is that spoken by William Hague. When are we going to hold these people to account? That time is upon us!

“If you are a law-abiding citizen of this country going about your business and your personal life you have nothing to fear”

One name which jumps to my mind is “Jean Charles de Menezes”

This is I think one of the most sinister statements ever made by a British politician. There is plenty of evidence that innocent people do have things to fear.

“But if you are a would-be terrorist or the centre of a criminal network or a foreign intelligence agency trying to spy on Britain you should be worried because that is what we work on and we are, on the whole, quite good at it.”

Is this liar for real?

What about the 7/7 Bomber that the intelligence services followed after meeting with a known terrorist, and decided not to follow up because they were not a threat? What about the Aurora shootings, Christopher Dorner, the Boston Bombings, Sandy Hook and the death of Lee Rigby. This PRISM programme is not for our safety but for power and control.

I call on anyone who reads this, for our children and their children, to resist and rise up against these liars. Write to your MP, talk to your friends and family. I’m a big believer that history repeats itself, lest not forget what Hitler did when he had people’s information.