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"What no one seemed
to notice," said a colleague of mine, a philologist, "was
the ever widening gap, after 1933, between the government and the
people. Just think how very wide this gap was to begin with,
here in Germany. And it became always wider. You know it doesn't
make people close to their government to be told that this is a
people's government, a true democracy, or to be enrolled in civilian
defense, or even to vote. All this has little, really nothing, to
do with knowing one is governing.
"What happened here was the gradual habituation
of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise;
to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that
the situation was so complicated that the government had to act
on information which the people could not understand, or so dangerous
that, even if he people could understand it, it could not be released
because of national security. And their sense of identification
with Hitler, their trust in him, made it easier to widen this gap
and reassured those who would otherwise have worried about it.
"This separation of government from people,
this widening of the gap, took place so gradually and so insensibly,
each step disguised (perhaps not even intentionally) as a temporary
emergency measure or associated with true patriotic allegiance or
with real social purposes. And all the crises and reforms (real
reforms, too) so occupied the people that they did not see the slow
motion underneath, of the whole process of government growing remoter
"You will understand me when I say that my Middle High German
was my life. It was all I cared about. I was a scholar, a specialist.
Then, suddenly, I was plunged into all the new activity, as the
universe was drawn into the new situation; meetings, conferences,
interviews, ceremonies, and, above all, papers to be filled out,
reports, bibliographies, lists, questionnaires. And on top of that
were the demands in the community, the things in which one had to,
was "expected to" participate that had not been there
or had not been important before. It was all rigmarole, of course,
but it consumed all one's energies, coming on top of the work one
really wanted to do. You can see how easy it was, then, not to think
about fundamental things. One had no time."
"Those," I said, "are the words of my friend the
baker. "One had no time to think. There was so much going on."
"Your friend the baker was right," said my colleague.
"The dictatorship, and the whole process
of its coming into being, was above all diverting. It
provided an excuse not to think for people who did not want to think
anyway. I do not speak of your "little men", your
baker and so on; I speak of my colleagues and myself, learned men,
mind you. Most of us did not want to think about fundamental things
and never had. There was no need to. Nazism gave us some dreadful,
fundamental things to think about - we were
decent people - and kept us so busy with continuous changes and
"crises" and so fascinated, yes, fascinated, by the machinations
of the "national enemies", without and within, that we
had no time to think about these dreadful things that were growing,
little by little, all around us. Unconsciously,
I suppose, we were grateful. Who wants to think?
"To live in this process is absolutely not to be able to notice
it - please try to believe me - unless one has a much greater degree
of political awareness, acuity, than most of us had ever had occasion
to develop. Each step was so small, so inconsequential,
so well explained or, on occasion, "regretted," that,
unless one were detached from the whole process from the beginning,
unless one understood what the whole thing was in principle, what
all these "little measures" that no "patriotic German"
could resent must some day lead to, one no more saw it developing
from day to day than a farmer in his field sees the corn growing.
One day it is over his head.
"How is this to be avoided, among ordinary men, even highly
educated ordinary men? Frankly, I do not know. I do not see, even
now. Many, many times since it all happened I have pondered that
pair of great maxims, Principiis obsta and Finem respice - "Resist
the beginnings" and "consider the end." But one must
foresee the end in order to resist, or even see, the beginnings.
One must foresee the end clearly and certainly and how is this to
be done, by ordinary men or even by extraordinary men? Things
might have changed here before they went as far as they did; they
didn't, but they might have. And everyone counts on that might.
"Your "little men," your Nazi friends, were not
against National Socialism in principle. Men like me, who were,
are the greater offenders, not because we knew better (that would
be too much to say) but because we sensed better. Pastor Niemoller
spoke for the thousands and thousands of men like me when he spoke
(too modestly of himself) and said that, when the Nazis attacked
the Communists, he was a little uneasy, but, after all, he was not
a Communist, and so he did nothing: and then they attacked the Socialists,
and he was a little uneasier, but, still, he was not a Socialist,
and he did nothing; and then the schools, the press, the Jews, and
so on, and he was always uneasier, but still he did nothing. And
then they attacked the Church, and he was a Churchman, and he did
something - but then it was too late."
"Yes," I said.
"You see," my colleague went on, "one doesn't see
exactly where or how to move. Believe me, this is true. Each act,
each occasion, is worse than the last, but only a little worse.
You wait for the next and the next. You wait for the one great shocking
occasion, thinking that others, when such a shock comes, will join
with you in resisting somehow. You don't want to act, or even to
talk, alone; you don't want to "go out of your way to make
trouble." Why not? - Well, you are not in the habit of doing
it. And it is not just fear, fear of standing alone, that restrains
you; it is also genuine uncertainty.
"Uncertainty is a very important factor, and, instead of decreasing
as time goes on, it grows. Outside, in the streets, in the general
community, everyone is happy. One hears no protest, and certainly
sees none. You know, in France or Italy there will be slogans against
the government painted on walls and fences; in Germany, outside
the great cities, perhaps, there is not even this. In the university
community, in your own community, you speak
privately to your colleagues, some of whom certainly feel as you
do; but what do they say? They say, "It's not so bad"
or "You're seeing things" or "You're an alarmist."
"And you are an alarmist. You are saying
that this must lead to this, and you can't prove it. These are the
beginnings, yes; but how do you know for sure when you don't know
the end, and how do you know, or even surmise, the end? On
the one hand, your enemies, the law, the regime, the Party, intimidate
you. On the other, your colleagues pooh- pooh you as pessimistic
or even neurotic. You are left with your close friends, who are,
naturally, people who have always thought as you have.
"But your friends are fewer now. Some have drifted off somewhere
or submerged themselves in their work. You no longer see as many
as you did at meetings or gatherings. Informal groups become smaller;
attendance drops off in little organizations, and the organizations
themselves wither. Now, in small gatherings of your oldest friends,
you feel that you are talking to yourselves, that you are isolated
from the reality of things. This weakens your confidence still further
and serves as a further deterrent to – to what? It is clearer
all the time that, if you are going to do anything, you must make
an occasion to do it, and then you are obviously a troublemaker.
So you wait, and you wait.
"But the one great shocking occasion,
when tens or hundreds or thousands will join with you, never comes.
That's the difficulty. If the last and worst act of the whole regime
had come immediately after the first and the smallest, thousands,
yes, millions would have been sufficiently shocked – if, let
us say, the gassing of the Jews in "43" had come immediately
after the "German Firm" stickers on the windows of non-Jewish
shops in "33". But of course
this isn't the way it happens. In
between come all the hundreds of little steps, some of them imperceptible,
each of them preparing you not to be shocked by the next. Step C
is not so much worse than Step B, and, if you did not make a stand
at Step B, why should you at Step C? And so on to Step D.
"And one day, too late, your principles, if you were ever
sensible of them, all rush in upon you. The burden of self deception
has grown too heavy, and some minor incident, in my case my little
boy, hardly more than a baby, saying "Jew swine," collapses
it all at once, and you see that everything, everything, has changed
and changed completely under your nose. The
world you live in – your nation, your people – is not
the world you were in at all. The forms are all there, all
untouched, all reassuring, the houses, the shops, the jobs, the
mealtimes, the visits, the concerts, the cinema, the holidays.
But the spirit, which you never noticed because you made the lifelong
mistake of identifying it with the forms, is changed. Now you live
in a world of hate and fear, and the people who hate and fear do
not even know it themselves; when everyone is transformed, no one
is transformed. Now you live in a system which rules without responsibility
even to God. The system itself could not have intended this
in the beginning, but in order to sustain itself it was compelled
to go all the way.
"You have gone almost all the way yourself. Life is a continuing
process, a flow, not a succession of acts and events at all. It
has flowed to a new level, carrying you with it, without any effort
on your part. On this new level you live,
you have been living more comfortably every day, with new morals,
new principles. You have accepted things you would not have accepted
five years ago, a year ago, things that your father, even in Germany,
could not have imagined.
"Suddenly it all comes down, all at once. You see what you
are, what you have done, or, more accurately, what you haven't done
( for that was all that was required of most of us: that we do nothing).
You remember those early meetings of your department in the university
when, if one had stood, others would have stood, perhaps, but no
one stood. A small matter, a matter of hiring this man or that,
and you hired this one rather than that. You remember everything
now, and your heart breaks. Too late. You
are compromised beyond repair.
"What then? You must then shoot yourself. A few did. Or "adjust"
your principles. Many tried, and some, I suppose, succeeded; not
I, however. Or learn to live the rest of your life with your shame.
This last is the nearest there is, under the circumstances, to heroism:
shame. Many Germans became this poor kind of hero, many more, I
think, than the world knows or cares to know."
I said nothing. I thought of nothing to say.
"I can tell you," my colleague went on, "of a man
in Leipzig, a judge. He was not a Nazi, except nominally, but he
certainly wasn't an anti-Nazi. He was just – a judge. In "42"
or "43", early "43", I think it was, a Jew was
tried before him in a case involving, but only incidentally, relations
with an "Aryan" woman. This was "race injury",
something the Party was especially anxious to punish. In the case
a bar, however, the judge had the power to convict the man of a
"nonracial" offense and send him to an ordinary prison
for a very long term, thus saving him from Party "processing"
which would have meant concentration camp or, more probably, deportation
and death. But the man was innocent of the "nonracial"
charge, in the judge's opinion, and so, as an honorable judge, he
acquitted him. Of course, the Party seized the Jew as soon as he
left the courtroom."
"And the judge?"
"Yes, the judge. He could not get the case off his conscience
– a case, mind you, in which he had acquitted an innocent
man. He thought that he should have convicted him and saved him
from the Party, but how could he have convicted an innocent man?
The thing preyed on him more and more, and he had to talk about
it, first to his family, then to his friends, and then to acquaintances.
(That's how I heard about it.) After the "44" Putsch they
arrested him. After that, I don't know."
I said nothing.
"Once the war began," my colleague continued, "resistance,
protest, criticism, complaint, all carried with them a multiplied
likelihood of the greatest punishment. Mere lack of enthusiasm,
or failure to show it in public, was "defeatism." You
assumed that there were lists of those who would be "dealt
with" later, after the victory. Goebbels was very clever here,
too. He continually promised a "victory orgy" to "take
care of" those who thought that their "treasonable attitude"
had escaped notice. And he meant it; that was not just propaganda.
And that was enough to put an end to all uncertainty.
"Once the war began, the government
could do anything "necessary" to win it; so it was with
the "final solution" of the Jewish problem, which the
Nazis always talked about but never dared undertake, not even the
Nazis, until war and its "necessities" gave them the knowledge
that they could get away with it. The
people abroad who thought that war against Hitler would help the
Jews were wrong. And the people in Germany who, once the war had
begun, still thought of complaining, protesting, resisting, were
betting on Germany's losing the war. It was a long bet. Not many
|An unidentified Bush official (Brownshirt?)
pulls the hair of a demonstrator as he forces her out of an
auditorium where Dictator Bush was addressing a crowd of 'supporters'
at Byers Choice in Colmar, Pa., Thursday Sept. 9, 2004.
(AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
HONOLULU - A 21-year-old Olinda woman says she was unjustly arrested
and held in inhumane conditions last week in New York City while
she and other Hawaii students were involved in protests at the Republican
Summer Starr, a graduate student in political science at the University
of Hawaii at Manoa, was among 1,821 people arrested during the convention
According to reports, New York police allegedly
corralled people who were walking down the street so they could
not move, then arrested all of them, often without first ordering
them to disperse and giving then a chance to do so.
The New York Civil Liberties Union is compiling stories from protesters
who say they were arrested for no reason, detained for unnecessarily
long periods or held in unsafe conditions. The group is also considering
suing the city over police conduct.
"I went up to New York initially to
protest the Republican National Convention. Actually at the time
of the arrest, I wasn't physically engaged in protest," Starr
said in a telephone call from Manoa on Monday.
She said a group of people were cornered by officers near Bryant
Park in Manhattan and were arrested on Aug. 31. They has been at
the New York Public Library protesting when police made them scatter
toward Bryant Park, Starr said.
"They didn't inform us why we were being arrested," she
said. "At least I didn't hear it."
Starr said the arrest "was not justified in anyway. We weren't
violent. We were absolutely peaceful."
Following her arrest, Starr said all of the
people with her were placed in plastic cuffs and were bused to Pier
57, a large, dirty building with concrete floors. The holding
area was a former bus terminal.
"It was absolutely inhumane and not a proper place to be holding
people," Starr said.
One of the individuals being held was a girl dressed up in a black
dress. Starr said the girl had been stepping out of her apartment
to go out when she was swept up with a group and arrested.
At home on Maui, Starr's mother, Erin, got a call from one of Summer's
friends on Oahu that Summer was arrested and taken to Pier 57. Erin
Starr said Pier 57 was nicknamed "Little
Guantanamo," referring to the holding facilities set up at
Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, where detainees from Afghanistan are being
held without charges.
"I looked it up on the Internet and fear crept into me,"
said Erin Starr. "I called my daughter's cell phone over and
over, saying 'It's mom, where are you? Call me.'"
Summer Starr's personal belongings were taken away from her when
she was arrested.
She said that she and others were kept at Pier 57 for about a day.
"Every single one of us were covered in black grease,"
she said about being held at the former bus terminal.
Starr said did not eat because she is a vegetarian and the only
food provided was a meat sandwich.
"I wasn't expecting to be treated like a queen, (but) I wasn't
expecting to be treated like a political prisoner," she said.
On the day after the arrest, Starr said she was taken to a Manhattan
jail where she and others were regularly moved from cell to cell.
She said they were told they were going to be released soon and
that the fingerprinting process was
She said she was released around 10 p.m. on Thursday, about two
days after she was arrested.
It was on that day that Judge John Cataldo of the State Supreme
Court in Manhattan ordered the city to release more than 550 protesters
who had been detained, in some cases, for as long as 60 hours.
Starr said as the New York detainees were being released, there
was a person handing out tickets to those arrested. She said she
was cited for disorderly conduct and has a summons to appear in
a New York City court on Oct. 6.
She had asked that she not be required to return to New York for
court proceedings because she lives in Hawaii, noting that some
others arrested did not have to return. But she was told she would
have to appear.
Erin Starr said the family has retained an attorney in New York
who is trying to dismiss the summons.
Summer Starr said she was denied a lawyer during proceedings in
New York, but "didn't want to make a big fuss." She said
she was frightened by the treatment.
"I didn't want them to put me back in," she said.
"We were scared out of our minds to get arrested again,"
she said. "It was a horrible, horrible experience."
|Sound cannon, first tested on the streets
of Baghdad, now used on US citizens exercising their right to
free speech at the Republican convention in New York
From: Erin Starr - Makawao, Maui, Hawai'i
LETTER BY ERIN STARR
My 21-year old daughter disappeared from NYC last Tuesday afternoon
when walking with friends through a park where no protest was being
held -- and was held prisoner -- without being charged -- by the
NYPD for three days.
The first day and night she spent in an unsafe and inhumane facility
at Pier 57 ("Little Guantanamo") provided by the Republican
Party. Yes, it was managed by the Republican National Committe.
It was leased by the RNC to hold political dissenters who disagreed
with the Bush administration. The second two days, my daughter was
in a city jail in Manhattan, where her treatment improved. She practices
Buddhist precepts of compassion (she told the NYPD officers that
she knew they must be tired and overworked also, and she did not
She is a graduate student in Poli Sci at the University of Hawaii
and is a MortarBoard honor society/service club member. The notorious
Pier 57 (owned by the HudsonRiver Trust--a city/state consortium)
was dubbed "Little Guantanamo" by reporters who also got
caught up in police sweeps and who said it looked like the Guantanamo
Bay prison built by the USA to hold the Al Qaeda terrorist political
prisoners in Cuba. Pier 57 was leased by the
RNC before their convention. They arranged for the NYPD to put up
the chain link holding pens with razor wire on top in the old Pier
57 warehouse that had oil, gas and asbestos dust on the floor from
a previous fire. My heart was in my throat when I got a call
from one of my daughter's friends on Oahu who told me she had been
arrested and taken to Little Guantanamo. I looked it up on the internet
and fear crept into me.
I called my daughter's cell phone over and over ("it's mom,
where ARE you, call me"). She didn't answer. Only hours before,
she had been calling us with joy, telling us of the peaceful protests
and beautiful march. But now, nothing. I had nightmarish visions
of a fire sweeping over the combustible floor with hundreds -- nearly
a thousand -- trapped in the chainlink pens, razor wire on the top
of the pens making escape impossible.
My husband called the NYPD to ask who had
issued a Certificate of Occupancy or Fire Safety Inspection Certificate
and who wasmanaging Pier 57. He was given the number for the Republican
National Committee. Yes. My husband
and I looked at each other in silent, cold horror. In America? The
Republicans have set up a private detention camp for their political
prisoners that can hold 1000 under inhumane and unsafe conditions!?
My husband slowly dialed that number, got the RNC, and the Republican
rep who answered the phone said, in answer to my husbands' inquiries
about safety: "those protesters don't
deserve a Holiday Inn, and they're all criminals anyway!"
....Say what?! My daughter, who doesn't smoke or drink or do drugs
and is a practicing Buddhist Vegan? A criminal? Warning signs that
reporters saw posted around Pier 57 said not to enterwithout protective
clothing and mask. My exhausted daughter, with hundreds of others,
tried to sleep that first night ...on the chemical-covered oily,
cold cement floor of these pens, without food or water, without
being read her rights, without being offered a chance to post bail,
without seeing a judge although the National Lawyers Guild offered
to represent them pro bono, without being charged or told why she
was arrested and handcuffed and taken there, without being allowed
to make a call to a lawyer or friend or parent or anyone -- all
cell phones were confiscated as "terrorist weapons." Her
purse was taken. She had nothing but the clothes on her back.
Meanwhile...ordinary criminals arrested
that same day in NYC for burglary, rape and heinous crimes were
processed by the courts in less than 10 hours. My daughter,
who had committed no crime, was incarcerated for three days incommunicado.
People suffered chemical burns, bug bites, overcrowding and medical
problems because their medicine was confiscated. A pregnant woman
sat crying on the floor in the oil. It wasn't until my daughter
was taken out of the Republican-managed "Little Guantanamo"
and placed in a cell in a Manhattan city jail that a guard kindly
brought her Vegan food and gave her a blanket to lay her grime-smeared
body on at night in her crowded cell. I never
thought I'd be grateful to get a call from a friend saying that
my daughter was in a Manhattan city jail cell, but the knowledge
that she was out of that Little Guantanamo actually gave me relief.
I called Hawaii's Republican Party Headquarters, and asked them
to report it to Hawaii's Governor Linda Lingle, who was at the convention
in NYC and could intervene for my daughter and other UH students
incarcerated illegally by her party. [...]
My daughter had gone to NYC to walk in the peaceful protest of
500,000 people the day before the Republican National Convention
began. She was not engaged in protest at the time of her arrest.
She had been walking with friends near a park. [...]
I recall that when the Democrats held their
convention to nominate Senator John Kerry as their candidate for
President, there were only 6 people arrested, if I remember correctly.
At the Republican National Convention to elect
Bush as their candidate, there were thousands arrested. I
suspect that Republicans might say this was a good thing. Being
tough. This group-roundup tactic is called by the Republican party
"preventative detention" (like the "pre-emptive war"
in Iraq). It is used to terrorize those who might protest Bush's
agenda when he is in town.
America, wake up. Hitler told the German people
that they would have to "give up a few of your rights ...temporarily...so
that we can fight the enemy." That's what Ashcroft said, about
the misnamed PATRIOT ACT. Wake up, America. The American flag that
proudly waves by MY front gate and is on the back window of MY car...doesn't
seem to be the same American flag that the Republican Party is waving.
-- Erin Starr, Makawao, Maui, Hawaii
A surveillance system that uses 2,000 remote-control
cameras and motion-sensing software to spot crimes or terrorist
acts as they happen is being planned for the city.
If that sounds a little like Big Brother is watching, he might
"Cameras are the equivalent of hundreds of sets of eyes,"
Mayor Richard Daley said Thursday. "They are the next best
thing to having police officers stationed at every potential trouble
The system would exceed existing projects in how it would tie cameras
to emergency operations, said Ron Huberman, executive director of
the city's Office of Emergency Management.
Neither the courts nor the American Civil Liberties
Union have objected to cameras in public places, saying there is
no expectation of privacy on a city street.
"We live in a video world," said Ed Yohnka of the ACLU
The high-definition, motorized cameras can rotate 360 degrees and
include night-vision capability. They will be mounted on buildings
and utility poles across the city.
Most are already in use - 30 by the police department and 1,000
at O'Hare International Airport. Other cameras are on elevated train
platforms and the city's 600 schools. An additional 250 cameras
yet to be installed will raise the number to more than 2,000.
The city is also considering allowing private
companies to join the network, for a fee. Officials said
the system size is nearly limitless.
The linchpin in the network - paid for with a $5 million grant
from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and scheduled to be
up by March 2006 - is software designed to detect "suspicious"
For instance, if someone left a suitcase in a stairwell, the software
would engage any camera within range and alert a worker at the emergency
operations center. It would do the same if an individual rushed
up to another and dragged him away. A series of cameras could track
fleeing criminals, and 911 operators would be able to give police
descriptions of suspects.
Huberman said the cameras will also allow city departments to be
more vigilant. Public works will be able to spot a broken water
main instantly or the transportation department can see traffic
"It really adds a whole new tool to public safety," Huberman
said. "It gives us a tremendous early warning and detection
Chicago is the first U.S. city to install such
Officials here said they studied systems used by Las Vegas hotels
and casinos, as well as the Pentagon and the city of London, where
it's said that the average resident is viewed by 300 cameras a day.
Baltimore is trying to build a network with around-the-clock
surveillance cameras. Other cities have used them during big events.
Police in Tampa tried the cameras, using a mug shot database and
facial recognition software to identify criminals on the street.
It abandoned the effort after two years because it never identified
a wanted criminal.
Huberman said Chicago considered face-recognition technology but
rejected it as inefficient and immature. But, he said, it's a possibility
in the future.
"Chicago has a history of pioneering 911 operations,"
Huberman said. "Now, we're stepping off in the direction where
911 operation is going to be in the future."
WASHINGTON - American abuses of Iraqi prisoners
at Abu Ghraib were terrible, but they are not crimes on par with
beheadings and other acts carried out by terrorists, Defense Secretary
Donald H. Rumsfeld said Friday. [...]
Rumsfeld rattled of a list of statistics aimed at showing the military
addressing the problem. He said there are 11 separate investigations
into prisoner abuse, eight of which are completed. Investigators
have recommended 45 people face court-martial, and a few have already
been prosecuted. Twenty-three people were discharged from the military
in connection with the scandal.
Shortly before Rumsfeld spoke, Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy of
Massachusetts sharply criticized Rumsfeld and the Bush administration
in a Senate floor speech, calling the abuses at Abu Ghraib "just
one part of a much larger failure for which our soldiers have been
paying a high price since day one." [...]
Also Friday, Rumsfeld said Iraqi cities like Fallujah, which are
not under control of the U.S.-backed interim government and serve
as havens for anti-U.S. fighters, would be brought into the fold,
either peacefully or by force.
"We know what will take place in Fallujah. And that is that
it will be restored as something under the control of the Iraqi
government eventually. What we don't know is whether it will be
done peacefully or by force. But one way or another, it will happen,"
he said. [...]
Rumsfeld also predicted terrorists will time attacks to affect
countries' elections. Terrorist strikes on commuter trains in Madrid
credited with swinging the vote in Spain to a party that pledged
- and did - pull its forces from Iraq.
"We're going to have to say to people, 'Don't
be faint-hearted. Don't think you can make a separate peace.
Don't think you can make a private deal as a person or a country.
You can't. We're in it together,'" he said.
| Global Eye
By Chris Floyd
Published: September 10, 2004
You think it's not true, you think it's not
coming, you think "it can't happen here." But it can,
and it is, right before your eyes.
George Bush's United States is clearly in a proto-fascist condition.
Of course, there's no such thing as direct equivalence between historical
events. The same dangers never come around again -- not in the same
form nor with precisely identical content. At every point in time,
a new set of elements and circumstances coalesce to create the unique
reality of that particular historical moment.
But if you take the general definition
of fascism provided by its founder, Benito Mussolini -- "the
merger of corporate and state power" -- and apply it to the
elements that are coalescing in America at this historical moment,
you could hardly find a more apt description of the Bush Regime.
Couple that with the Bushists' radical transformation of
party politics into a quasi-religious cult of militarism and leader
worship, and you have not an equivalence but certainly an ever-deepening
resonance with the malevolent spirit that swept Germany and Italy
during the first half of the 20th century.
The Bushist convention in New York -- an unprecedented belching
forth of bile, mendacity and bootlicking -- gave ample proof that
Republicans now "claim to be far more than a political party;
they [are] a movement, sweeping up the ... people and carrying them
unstoppably to a better future," as historian Richard Evans
described a similar ugly metamorphosis in his excellent new book,
"The Coming of the Third Reich." "The vagueness of
the [party's] program, its symbolic mixture of old and new, its
eclectic, often inconsistent character, to a large extent allowed
people to read into it what they wanted and edit out anything they
might have found disturbing," he wrote of the Nazis. Evans
also notes: "What the [party] did not offer, however, were
concrete solutions to [the nation's] problems, least of all where
they were most needed, in economy and society."
Again, the resonances are striking. Like
the Nazis, the Bushists are not interested in actual policies, actual
governance. They are not even interested in politics as such, i.e.
the pursuit of effective government through open debate and honorable
compromise with fellow citizens of opposing views. No,
what drives their "movement" is a lust for raw power:
the power to impose their brutal vision of unbridled state corporatism
-- which Bush calls "the single
sustainable model of national success." Policies, programs,
grand ideological crusades ("family values," "national
security," "war on terror," "defense of marriage,"
"ownership society") are all just empty blather to the
Bushists, false fronts to be shuffled, twisted or dropped as necessary
to mask the rapacious (and unpopular) nature of their ultimate goal.
Bush's state corporatism entails the destruction of government
as an instrument for social good and civic life; any possible fetters
on the desires of the powerful for more money and more privilege
must be removed. The only "legitimate"
functions of government in such a system are dividing the spoils
of power among favored interest groups (Bush's loyal cadre of Christian
extremists, for example), and maintaining a gargantuan military
machine to "project dominance," grab loot and provide
fat contracts for arms dealers, servicing companies, mercenaries
and other corporate war profiteers. Everything else can be
privatized, outsourced, sold off to cronies -- or simply eliminated
in "forced" cutbacks blamed on deliberately engineered
The Bushist movement also entails the destruction of ordinary
politics. Any opposition to the "single sustainable model"
-- even the timid deviations offered by the thoroughly corporatized
Democrats -- must be crushed, and relentlessly demonized as an "attack
on America from within," as the Bushists declared at their
convention. Even the democratic process itself
-- the Constitutionally mandated presidential election -- was scorned
from the podium as nothing more than a "manic obsession to
bring down our commander in chief."
Thus the very idea of free, contested elections -- "the consent
of the governed" -- is now openly dismissed as a dangerous
notion, a sign of mental illness.
There are more sinister resonances between Reich and Regime, of
course. One is the penchant for aggressive war based on false premises,
in the name of protecting the sacred "Homeland" from imminent
attack by godless evildoers. Another is the
brazen use of the "Big Lie," such as Bush's repeated public
assertions that he was "forced" to invade Iraq because
"Saddam wouldn't allow the inspectors back in" -- an extraordinary
perversion of reality on a par with any of Hitler's delusionary
Finally, as in earlier fascist movements, the faith of Bush's
adherents has been sealed in blood: a proven method of binding followers
to a ruthless leader. With his illegal aggression, Hitlerian in
principle if not yet in scale, Bush has made his followers -- and
by extension, his nation -- complicit in mass murder. The
terrorist horrors of Beslan have been replicated 70-fold across
Iraq, where an estimated 35,000 noncombatants have been killed.
As in Beslan, this slaughter of innocents was often deliberate.
For example, Pentagon chief Donald Rumsfeld personally approved
every bombing raid likely to kill 30 or more civilians -- and there
were more than 50 such willful mass terror killings in all, The
New York Times reports. No wonder Bush's
zealots swallow his lies so readily; otherwise they would have to
acknowledge the blood dripping from their own hands.
You think it's not happening, because the crudities of yesteryear
-- brownshirts, goose steps, shattered glass -- are absent, because
the targets of wrath and fear are different. But the Bush Regime
is the form that state corporatism -- fascism -- is taking in this
particular historical moment. It is happening.
The night and fog are coming.
Just about every newspaper and TV station
in America reported August 18 that a study in the Journal of the
American Medical Association showed Prozac and cognitive behavior
therapy, in combination, to be the most effective treatment of depression
in adolescents. Here are some of the headlines with which we were
bombarded: "Drugs and therapy aid depressed kids, study says."
"Drug Therapy Combo Best for Teen Depression." "Combined
Approach Better Than Drugs or Therapy Alone." "Depressed
Teens Need Drug Therapy." Etc., Etc.
The research, conducted over three years at 12 medical centers,
was funded and coordinated by the National Institute of Mental Health
at a cost to US taxpayers of $17 million. A total of 439 adolescents
aged 12-17 were given Prozac, Prozac plus cognitive behavior therapy,
placebo plus CBT, or placebo alone. After 12 weeks, 71% of those
treated with Prozac and CBT showed improvement (defined by the therapists
and the subjects' responses to questionnaires). Improvement was
reported by 60% of those taking Prozac without CBT, 43% getting
CBT alone, and 35% taking placebo alone.
NIMH Director Thomas Insel told the media it was a "landmark
study" because "it's the largest publicly funded study
and the only study this size that doesn't have pharmaceutical funding."
Insel would have been accurate if he'd said the NIMH study didn't
get direct funding from the pharmaceutical industry. But lead investigator
John March of Duke University Medical Center is on the Eli Lilly
payroll, and five of his10 co-authors also get drug-company grants.
Data to which March et al did not draw attention -and few stories
about the study even mentioned- showed a higher incidence of harmful
behavior among teens taking Prozac (11.9%) compared to those on
placebo (5.4%) and CBT alone (4.5%). Few
stories mentioned that teenagers to whom suicidal thoughts had occurred
had been excluded from the study before it began. A summary
of the study by Jeanne Lenzer in the British Medical Journal pointed
out a structural flaw: two"arms" were blinded (neither
subject nor investigator knew whether Prozac or placebo was being
given), but the two arms involving CBT were not. The BMJ also quoted
a succinct criticism of the study by David Antonuccio of the University
of Nevada School of Medicine: "The authors' value judgment
is that the benefit of a few extra improved patients is worth the
cost of a few extra harmed patients."
Reports in the popular media failed to mention
the ominous bottom-line conclusion of the NIMH study:"the identification
of depressed adolescents and provision of evidence-based treatment
should be mandatory in health care systems." In
other words, if Lilly has its way, screening by a doctor or a school,
followed by mandatory Prozac (with a few hours of talk therapy thrown
in for the Colin Powell effect), may be coming soon to a teenager
near you. [...]
CARSON CITY, Nevada (AP) -- Federal and state
investigators questioned Nevada prison inmates Friday after at least
15 governors received letters rigged to catch fire when the envelope
The letters apparently did not contain writings but bore a return
address from Nevada's maximum-security Ely State Prison. In three
cases, a match inside the envelope flared when the letter was opened,
but no one was hurt.
The other letters were intercepted Thursday and Friday during screening
or because of an alert issued by the Homeland Security Department.
In addition to the governors, Nevada's corrections director received
a booby-trapped letter.
The letters listed one or the other of two Ely inmates as the sender,
but authorities are not sure if either prisoner was involved, said
Glen Whorton, assistant director for the Nevada Corrections Department.
"We're not assuming the names on the envelopes are simply
the end of the matter," he said. "Investigators are not
just talking to the two inmates." [...]
KEY WEST, Florida (AP) -- Before Florida could catch a breath
from a furious hurricane double-whammy, residents of the Keys were
sent scurrying under new evacuation orders Friday as yet another powerful
storm was taking aim at the state.
In South Florida, long lines reappeared at gas stations while shoppers
snapped up hurricane supplies at home building stores and supermarkets
in preparation for the possibility of a third strike in a month
-- this time by Hurricane Ivan, which forecasters said could slam
Florida's narrow island chain as early as Monday. The
state has not been hit by three hurricanes in a single season since
Still busied with recovery efforts from hurricanes Frances and
Charley, Gov. Jeb Bush said workers would redouble their around-the-clock
efforts. "We're not worried about hurricane amnesia anymore,"
he said. "We're worried about hurricane anxiety." [...]
The government should check travelers' names against terrorist watch
lists before they board passenger trains or cruise ships, the Sept.
11 commission recommended Wednesday. Airlines now check their passengers'
names against such a list, a responsibility that the Transportation
Security Administration plans to assume sometime next year.
Privacy advocates say the government is too secretive about how
it puts people on the list and that those who are mistakenly identified
as terrorists don't have an effective way of getting off it.
The proposal is one of 94 proposals released Wednesday that expand
upon a handful of transportation security improvements the Sept.
11 commission recommended to Congress in July.
To: The U.S. Senate
Petition to the Senate to Investigate Oddities Involving 9/11 Terrorist
We, the undersigned, do hereby petition the Senate of the United
States of America to thoroughly investigate the events surrounding
the acts of terrorism that transpired in the United States on September
11, 2001. Such an investigation would include research into the
following peculiarities relating to the terrorist attacks on the
United States on 9/11:
1.) Thousands of put stock options that were purchased on United
and American airlines immediately prior to 9/11/01
2.) Financial transactions totaling more than 100 million dollars
that electronically passed through the World Trade Center immediately
prior to its destruction on 9/11
3.) Black-box recordings from the four planes which crashed on
4.) Cell phone calls made by passengers on hijacked flights on
9/11 which never emerged on their cell-phone bills
5.) Interviews of any air-traffic controllers on duty on 9/11
6.) Eyewitness accounts detailing Flight 93's explosion prior to
7.) Aircraft debris strewn approximately seven miles from the crash
site of Flight 93
8.) Unocal's role in its quest to build an oil pipeline across
Afghanistan, plans implemented prior to 2001
9.) Carlyle Corporation's role in overseeing Unocal's quest to
have an oil pipeline built across Afghanistan, plans implemented
prior to 2001
10.) Role of remote-control software technology implemented in
9/11 hijackings and crashes
11.) George W. Bush's possible foreknowledge of the terrorist attacks
12.) Role of the Northern Alliance in explosive growth of opium
production in Afghanistan after U.S. military intervention
We respectfully petition the Senate to make public the results of
For almost three years since 9/11 independent
researchers have stockpiled individual smoking guns which prove
that the official version of events was not only a lie but operationally
However, no single smoking gun has yet been forwarded to explain
why air defenses categorically reversed Standard Operating Procedure
and failed to respond to hijacked jetliners.
Until now. More and more individuals are looking at the facts and
highlighting exercise drills that took place on the morning of 9/11.
It is clear that at least five if not six training
exercises were in operation in the days leading up to and on the
morning of 9/11. This meant that NORAD radar screens showed as many
as 22 hijacked airliners at the same time. NORAD had been briefed
that this was part of the exercise drill and therefore normal reactive
procedure was forestalled and delayed.
The large numbers of 'blips' on NORAD screens
that displayed both real and 'drill' hijacked planes explain why
confused press reports emerged hours after the attack stating that
up to eight planes had been hijacked.
The drill scenario also explains a comment made by air traffic
control personnel which was featured in a July 2004 BBC television
report. The controller is told that a hijacked airliner is heading
for New York and responds by saying, "is this real world or
What were the drills called and what was their nature?
1) OPERATION NORTHERN VIGILANCE: This was planned months in advance
of 9/11 and ensured that on the morning of 9/11, jet fighters were
removed from patrolling the US east coast and sent to Alaska and
Canada, therefore reducing the amount of fighter planes available
to protect the east coast.
2) BIOWARFARE EXERCISE TRIPOD II: Alex Jones first reported on
this back in May when Rudolph Giuliani let the details of it slip
in his testimony to the 9/11 Commission. FEMA arrived in New York
on September 10th to set up a command post located at Pier 29 under
the auspices of a 'biowarfare exercise scheduled for September 12.
This explains why Tom Kenney of FEMA's National Urban Search and
Rescue Team, told Dan Rather of CBS News that FEMA had arrived in
New York on the night of September 10th. This was originally dismissed
as a slip of the tongue. Giuliani was to use this post as a command
post on 9/11 after he evacuated WTC Building 7. As we reported back
in January , Giuliani knew when to leave WTC 7 because he got advanced
warning that the Trade Towers were about to collapse. "We were
operating out of there when we were told that the World Trade Center
was gonna collapse," Rudolph Giuliani told Peter Jennings of
ABC News. How did Giuliani know the towers were about to collapse
when no steel building in history had previously collapsed from
3) OPERATION VIGILANT GUARDIAN: This exercise simulated hijacked
planes in the north eastern sector and started to coincide with
9/11. Lt. Col. Dawne Deskins, NORAD unit's airborne control and
warning officer, was overseeing the exercise. At 8:40am she took
a call from Boston Center which said it had a hijacked airliner.
Her first words, as quoted by Newhouse News Service were, "It
must be part of the exercise." This is another example of how
the numerous drills on the morning of 9/11 deliberately distracted
NORAD so that the real hijacked planes couldn't be intercepted in
4) OPERATION NORTHERN GUARDIAN: The details of this exercise are
still scant but it is considered to be part of Vigilant Guardian,
relating to simulating hijacked planes in the north eastern sector.
5) OPERATION VIGILANT WARRIOR: This was referenced in Richard Clarke's
book 'Against All Enemies'. It is thought to have been the 'attack'
component of the Vigilant Guardian exercise.
Another example of how air defenses were purposefully kept preoccupied
so they couldn't protect New York was reported by this website in
December of 2003. The Air National Guard's 177th Fighter Wing, based
at Atlantic City International Airport in Pomona, were just eight
minutes away from New York and could have intercepted both Flight
11 and Flight 175.
Under NORAD procedures that date to the Cold War, two F-16 fighters
from the 177th were parked around the clock on the Atlantic City
runway. Pilots waited in a nearby building, ready to scramble.
But on the morning of 9/11, the F-16's were performing bombing
runs over an empty stretch of the Pine Barrens near Atlantic City
after being decommissioned from their usual role of protecting the
skies of the east coast.
It was only after both trade towers were hit that the two F-16s
landed and were refitted with air-to-air missiles, then sent aloft.
Now that we have established how NORAD were confused, delayed and
distracted by the numerous wargames, the next question to ask is
who if anyone was aware of which planes were 'real world' and which
planes were 'exercise'? The answer to this question will provide
us with the name of the individual who ran the operatonal execution
of the 9/11 attack.
Cheney was initially taken by the secret service to an underground
bunker in the White House called the Presidential Emergency
From there, according to CNN , Cheney directed the US government's
response to the unfolding attack.
Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta was
in the Presidential Emergency Operating Center with Vice President
Cheney as Flight 77 approached Washington, D.C. On May 23, 2003
in front of the 9/11 Commission, Secretary Mineta testified:
"During the time that the airplane was coming
in to the Pentagon, there was a young man who would come in and
say to the Vice President, "The plane is 50 miles out."
"The plane is 30 miles out." And when it got down to "the
plane is 10 miles out," the young man also said to the Vice
President, "Do the orders still stand?" And the Vice President
turned and whipped his neck around and said, "Of course the
orders still stand. Have you heard anything to the contrary?"
As the plane in question hit the Pentagon, what else can we conclude
but that the 'order' was not to shoot down the aircraft and to let
it find its target.
Mineta stated that he did not know what the 'order' was because
he wasn't there when it was made.
After the Pentagon was hit, Cheney was transfered to another bunker
in what the Philadelphia Daily News describes as 'the underground
Site R, a highly secure complex of buildings inside Raven Rock
Mountain near Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., close to the Maryland-Pennsylvania
state line and about seven miles north of Camp David, is a 53-year-old
facility conceived at the start of the Cold War as an alternate
command center in the event of nuclear war or an attack on Washington.
The bunker is built into a mountain hillside and is virtually camouflaged
to the naked eye. The location betrays itself by the vast gaggle
of satellites, microwave towers and antennae that festoon the perimeter.
Inside the facility there are computer filled caverns and communication
and tracking technology that would put a James Bond movie to shame.
The entire facility is guarded by heavily armed military police.
Within hours of 9/11 unfolding, five choppers had landed on the
facility's helipad and top officials such as Paul Wolfowitz were
ushered in to join Cheney in the command bunker.
Site R - also known as Raven Rock or the Alternate Joint Communications
Center is from where vice-President Dick Cheney ran the aftermath
of the 9/11 attack. Cheney's command superceded the orders of the
Pentagon, the FAA or the White House. He is the number one suspect
in the murder of nearly 3,000 innocent people.
In May of 2001, by presidential order, Cheney was handed direct
control of all wargame and drill operations. This meant he was solely
in charge of the overlapping NORAD drills and wargames on the morning
of 9/11, that prevented Standard Operating Procedure from being
implemented, and any of the hijacked planes being intercepted.
The smoking guns of 9/11 are no longer disparate jigsaw pieces
that serve to just raise more questions than they answer. We now
have a coherent and plausible explanation of how the events unfolded,
why there was no air defense response, and a prime suspect as to
who executed these actions. The facts fit this version of events.
The 9/11 truth movement has just taken a giant leap towards dismantling
the lies of September 11and finally offering justice for those who
lost their lives on that terrible day.
(June 26, 1908 - September 11, 1973)
Democratically elected President of Chile, killed during a US
organized and financed coup d'état.
| The most startling discovery was
a book written in 1981, 20 years prior to the 2001 attacks, called
"The Birth of Christ Recalculated". The author, Dr. Ernest
L. Martin, claims to have calculated the exact date of Jesus Christ's
birth based on the celestial charts for that era. The date of Christ's
birth, based on the famous Star of Bethlehem, is calculated to be
September 11, 3 B.C.. Dr. Martin's findings have been accepted by
many scholars, theologians, historians, and astronomers. We also note
that Jesus Christ has 11 letters. The crosses found standing in the
ruins of the WTC, and the dominance of the number 11 in the 9-11 events,
make this combination even more mysterious.
There is another significant religious event occurring about 2000
years later on September 11, 1999. According to Hebrew scriptures
September 11, 1999 was the 6,000th anniversary of Adam's creation,
and year 1 on the Hebrew calendar.
Most other historic events between those 2,002 years (3 B.C. -1999
A.D.) involve either war or violence. [...]
On September 11, 1941 construction officially begins at the Pentagon.
[...] Other events that appear to have uncanny similar timing in
relation to the 9-11-2001 attacks were the 1972 Olympics, and President
Bush's 1990 Gulf War Speech.
The world was introduced to terrorism at the 1972 Munich Olympic
Games. These games ended on September 11, 1972. There were 121 participating
countries (11X11=121), and 11 Israeli athletes were killed. Exactly
29 years (2 9=11) after this terrorist horror ended, another more
despicable horror occurred - the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
On September 11, 1990 President George Bush (Sr.) made a dramatic
speech to Congress, outlining the US position in the Kuwait crisis,
and the preliminary steps the US was taking towards the Gulf War.
Exactly 11 years later, on September 11, 2001, terrorists attacked
The following is an excerpt of
the transcript of the Larry King Show of December 5, 2001.
KING: You were right here when the Pentagon...
RUMSFELD: I was.
KING: And someone told me that you had spoken to a congressional
RUMSFELD: Right here in this room.
KING: ... in this room about terrorism that morning.
RUMSFELD: I had said at -- I had an 8 o'clock breakfast
-- that sometime in the next two, four, six, eight, 10, 12 months,
there would be an event that would occur in the world that would
be sufficiently shocking that it would remind people, again, how
important it is to have a strong, healthy Defense Department that
contributes -- that underpins peace and stability in our world.
And that is what underpins peace and stability. It's the
fact -- we can't have healthy economies and active lives unless
we live in a peaceful, stabile world. And I said that to these people.
And someone walked in and handed a note that said that a plane
had just hit the World Trade Center. And we adjourned the meeting.
And I went in to get my CIA briefing right next door here, and the
whole building shook within 15 minutes. And it was a jarring thing.
KING: And you ran toward the smoke?
RUMSFELD: Yes. [...]
KING: I know we're out of the allotted time, but Gary Hart has
said that he expects -- his commission previously said this would
happen. You were pretty prophetic that morning. But it's going to
RUMSFELD: Well, we have to recognize that it's a dangerous and
untidy world. There's a lot of very powerful, lethal weapons that
exist and ways that people can impose enormous damage. And we have
to be vigilant. We have to be willing to invest to see that we have
the kinds of capabilities that we can deter and defend and, where
KING: But it's an every-minute job.
RUMSFELD: It is. It is.
Donald Rumsfeld, the Secretary
of Defence, was in his office on the eastern side of the building,
in a meeting with Christopher Cox, the defence policy committee
chairman of the House of Representatives. Mr Rumsfeld, recalls Mr
Cox, watched the TV coverage from New York and said : "Believe
me, this isn't over yet. There's going to be another attack, and
it could be us."
Moments later, the plane hit. Mr Rumsfeld ran to the point of impact
and helped load the wounded on to stretchers before retreating to
the secure National Military Command Centre, beneath the building.
There, he refused entreaties to evacuate even as the Centre filled
State of the World...
MOSCOW - Terrorists who seized a school in
North Ossetia's Beslan, September 1, were receiving orders from
abroad throughout the three suspense-laden days, says Aslanbek Aslakhanov,
President Vladimir Putin's adviser for North Caucasian affairs.
"The men had their conversations not within Russia but with
other countries. They were led on a leash. Our self-styled friends
have been working for several decades, I deem, to dismember Russia.
They are doing a huge, really titanic job. It's clear as daylight
that those people are coming up as puppeteers and are financing
terror," he said to the Rossia television company, national
Channel Two, tonight.
Though the bandits named certain people they wanted to see as negotiators,
and Mr. Aslakhanov was among them, he is sure the terrorist gang
really did not mean whatever contacts.
Aslanbek Aslakhanov, a Chechen, was on the site throughout the
tragedy, and contacted the gang on the telephone.
"The men were certainly not Chechens. When
I spoke Chechen with them, they said they couldn't make out a word.
'Speak Russian,' they told me. Well, I did as they wished, though
I speak Russian with a Caucasian accent," he said in his TV
Aljazeera has aired exclusive footage showing
an Israeli military jeep crushing a Palestinian teenager under its
wheels in the West Bank city of Ram Allah.
The video, which was aired on Friday, showed 18-year-old Muhammad
Abd Allah Jad al-Haq being rolled over twice and left for dead while
he was on his way home from the funeral of Amir Aidiya, a member
of al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, killed earlier in Jericho.
The vehicle fled from the scene after running over Jad al-Haq.
Separately, a resistance fighter with the armed movement Hamas
has been killed in clashes with Israeli occupation troops in the
northern Gaza Strip, Palestinian security sources and medics said.
The killing took place on Friday in the Jabaliya camp of the Gaza
Strip. Sources identified the slain fighter as 34-year-old Abd Al-Aziz
al-Ashqar, a local Hamas chief.
Four other people were injured after Israeli tanks bombed the camp,
Aljazeera's correspondent in Gaza reported. [...]
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A mild El Nino is developing
in the Pacific Ocean, climate experts said Friday. El Ninos can
affect weather in other areas, sometimes worldwide.
"El Nino conditions have developed in the central tropical
Pacific and are expected to last through early 2005," Jim Laver,
director of the federal Climate Prediction Center, said in a statement.
These conditions occur when ocean waters become warmer than normal
for the area, causing an increase in cloudiness and affecting air
pressure and winds as well. [...]
The climate scientists said sea surface temperatures were more
than 0.5 degrees Celsius (1 degree Fahrenheit) above average in
the central and western equatorial Pacific during August 2004, the
third month of warmer-than-normal readings.
While the current warming indicates the early stages of an El Nino,
the conditions have not spread ocean wide, which means it is likely
to be weaker than the 1997-1998 event, the agency said.
El Ninos occur about every four to five years and can last up to
12 to 18 months. The effects can range from drought in Indonesia,
Australia and Africa, to storms in California and floods elsewhere.
The 1997-98 El Nino caused an estimated $20 billion
in damage worldwide.
Taipei, Sept. 11 (CNA) An earthquake
with a preliminary measurement of 4.4 on the Richter scale jolted
eastern Taiwan Saturday afternoon, according to the Central Weather
Bureau. Weather bureau officials said that the tremor struck at
1: 50 p.m., with its epicenter located 13.7 km east of the Hsihlin
seismology station in the eastern county of Hualien at a depth of
40.4 km. The earthquake had an intensity of 2.0 at Fengpin township
in Hualien County and 1.0 in Hualien City, the officials said.
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