|Asunto:||PAN- The Rise of the Fourth Reich / The history the government hopes you DON'T learn!|
|Fecha:||Domingo, 27 de Enero, 2002 19:59:06 (-0700)|
|Autor:||Ricardo Ocampo-RedLuz <anahuak @.............mx>
From: Ricardo Ocampo-RedLuz <anahuak@...>
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2002 19:54:56 -0700
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Subject: The Rise of the Fourth Reich / The history the government hopes you
From: Sylvia Maria Valls <mamadoc@...>
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2002 15:28:38 -0600
To: Ricardo Ocampo-Anahuak Networks <anahuak@...>
Subject: THE RISE OF THE FOURTH REICH
THE RISE OF THE FOURTH REICH
The history the government hopes you DON'T learn!
Everyone likes to say, "Hitler did this", and, "Hitler did that". But the
truth is Hitler did very little. He was a world class tyrant, but the evil
actually done by the Third Reich, from the death camps to WW2 was all done
by German citizens who were afraid to question if what they were told by
their government was the truth or not, and who because they did not want to
admit to themselves that they were afraid to question the government,
refused to see the truth behind the Reichstag Fire, refused to see the
invasion by Poland was a staged fake, and followed Hitler into national
The German people of the late 1930s imagined themselves to be brave. They
saw themselves as the heroic Germans depicted by the Wagnerian Operas, the
descendants of the fierce Germanic warriors who had hunted wild boar with
nothing but spears and who had defeated three of Rome's mightiest legions in
the Tuetenberg Forest.
But in truth, by the 1930s, the German people had become civilized and
tamed, culturally obsessed with fine details in both science and society.
Their self-image of bravery was both salve and slavery. Germans were
required to behave as if they were brave, even when they were not.
It's easy to look back and realize what a jerk Hitler was. But at the time,
Hitler looked pretty good to the German people, with the help of the media.
He was TIME Magazine's Man Of The Year in 1938. The German people assumed
they were safe from a tyrant. They lived in a Republic, after all, with
strict laws regarding what the government could and more importantly could
not do. Their leader was a devoutly religious man, and had even sung with
the boy's choir of a monastery in his youth.
The reality was that the German people, as individuals, had lost their
courage. The German government preferred it that way as a fearful people are
easier to rule than a courageous one. But the German people didn't wish to
lose their self-image of courage. So, when confronted with a situation
demanding individual courage, in the form of a government gone wrong, the
German people simply pretended that the situation did not exist. And in that
simple self-deception lay the ruin of an entire nation and the coming of the
second World War.
When the Reichstag burned down, most Germans simply refused to believe
suggestions that the fire had been staged by Hitler himself. They were
afraid to. But so trapped were the Germans by their belief in their own
bravery that they willed themselves to be blind to the evidence before their
eyes, so that they could nod in agreement with Der Fuhrer while still
imagining themselves to have courage, even as they avoided the one situation
which most required real courage; to stand up to Hitler's lies and
When Hitler requested temporary extraordinary powers, powers specifically
banned under German law, but powers Hitler claimed he needed to have to deal
with the "terrorists", the German people, having already sold their souls to
their self-delusions, agreed. The temporary powers were conferred, and once
conferred lasted until Germany itself was destroyed.
When Hitler staged a phony invasion from Poland, the vast majority of the
German people, their own self-image dependant on continuing blindness to
Hitler's deceptions, did not question why Poland would have done something
so stupid, and found themselves in a war.
But Hitler knew he ruled a nation of cowards, and knew he had to spend the
money to make the new war something cowards could fight and win. He
decorated his troops with regalia to make them proud of themselves, further
trapping them in their self-image. Hitler copied the parade regalia of
ancient Rome, to remind the Germans of the defeat of the legions at the
Tuetenberg Forest. Talismans were added from orthodox religions and the
occult to fill the soldiers with delusions of mystical strengths and an
afterlife if they fell in battle. Finally, knowing that it takes courage to
kill the enemy face to face, Hitler spent vast sums of money on his wonder
weapons, airplanes, submarines, ultra-long range artillery, the world's
first cruise missile and the world's first guided missile, weapons that
could be used to kill at a distance, so that those doing the killing need
not have to face the reality of what they were doing.
The German people were lured into WW2 not because they were brave, but
because they were cowards who wanted to be seen as brave, and found that
shooting long range weapons at people they could not see took less courage
than standing up to Hitler. Sent into battle by that false image of courage,
the Germans were dependent on their wonder-weapons. When the wonder-weapons
stopped working, the Germans lost the war.
I remember as a child listening to the stories of WW2 from my grandfather
and my uncles who had served in Europe. I wondered how the German people
could have been so stupid as to have ever elected Hitler dog catcher, let
alone leader of the nation. Such is the clarity of historical hindsight. And
with that clarity, I see the exact same mechanism that Hitler used at work
here in this nation.
The American people imagine themselves to be brave. They see themselves as
the heroic Americans depicted by Western Movies, the descendants of the
fierce patriot warriors who had tamed the frontier and defeated the might of
the British Empire.
But in truth, by the dawn of the third millennium, the American people have
become civilized and tamed, culturally obsessed with fine details in both
science and society. Their self-image of bravery is both salve and slavery.
Americans are required to behave as if they are brave, even when they are
The American people assume they are safe. They live in a Republic, after
all, with strict laws regarding what the government can and more importantly
cannot do. Their leader is a devoutly religious man.
The reality is that the American people, as individuals, have lost their
courage. The government prefers it that way as a fearful people are easier
to rule than a courageous one. But Americans don't wish to lose their
self-image of courage. So, when confronted with a situation demanding
courage, in the form of a government gone wrong, the American people simply
pretend that the situation does not exist.
When the World Trade Towers collapsed, most Americans simply refused to
believe suggestions that the attacks had been staged by parties working for
the US Government itself. Americans were afraid to, even as news reports
surfaced proving that the US Government had announced plans for the invasion
of Afghanistan early in the year, plans into which the attacks on the World
Trade Towers which angered the American people into support of the
already-planned war fit entirely too conveniently. But so trapped are
Americans by their belief in their own bravery that they will themselves to
be blind to the evidence before their eyes, so that they can nod in
agreement with the government while still imagining themselves to have
courage, even as they avoid the one situation which most requires real
courage; to stand up to the government's lies and deceptions. The vast
majority of the American people, their own self-image dependant on
continuing blindness to the government's deceptions, never question why
Afghanistan would have done something so stupid as to attack the United
States, and as a result, Americans find themselves in a war.
Now the US Government has requested temporary extraordinary powers, powers
specifically banned under Constitutional law, but powers the government is
claiming they need to have to deal with the "terrorists". The American
people, having already sold their souls to their self-delusions, are
agreeing. The temporary powers recently conferred will be no more temporary
in America than they were in Germany.
The US Government knows they rule a nation of cowards. The government has
had to spend the money to make the new war something cowards can fight. The
government has decorated the troops with regalia to make them proud of
themselves, further trapping them in their self-image. Talismans are added
from orthodox religions and the occult to fill the soldiers with delusions
of mystical strengths and an afterlife if they fall in battle. Finally,
knowing that it takes courage to kill the enemy face to face, the United
States government has spent vast sums of money on wonder weapons, airplanes,
submarines, ultra-long range artillery, cruise missiles, and guided
missiles, weapons that kill at a distance, so that those doing the killing
need not have to face the reality of what they are doing.
As I mentioned above, Hitler was TIME Magazine's Man Of The Year in 1938.
Stalin was TIME Magazine's Man Of The Year for 1939 and 1942. Both of these
men, and many others also celibrated by the media, were unimaginable
monsters. The lesson from these facts is that it isn't easy to spot a
genocidal tyrant when you live with one, especially one whom the press
supports and promotes. Tyrants become obvious only when looking back, after
what they have done becomes known. The German people did not stand up to
Hitler because their media betrayed them, just as the American media is
betraying the American people by willingly, voluntarily, even proudly,
abandoning its traditional role as watchdog against government abuse.
It is the very nature of power that it attracts the sort of people who
should not have it. The United States, as the world's last superpower, is a
prize that attracts men and women willing to do absolutely anything to win
that power, and hence are also willing to do absolutely anything with that
power once they have it. If one thinks about it long enough, one will
realize that all tyrants, past and most especially present, MUST use
deception on their population to initiate a war. No citizen of a modern
industrialized nation will send their children off to die in a war to grab
another nation's resources and assets, yet resources and assets are what all
wars are fought over. The nation that wishes to initiate a war of conquest
must create the illusion of an attack or a threat to start a war, and must
always give their population of cowards an excuse never to question that
carefully crafted illusion.
It is naive, not to mention racist to assume that tyrants appear only in
other nations and that somehow America is immune simply because we're
Americans. America has escaped the clutches of a dictatorship thus far only
through the efforts of those citizens who, unlike the Germans of the 1930s,
have the moral courage to stand up and point out where the government is
lying to the people. And unless more Americans are willing to have that kind
of individual courage, then future generations may well look back on the
American people with the same harshness of judgement with which we look back
on the 1930s Germans.
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