Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The ROOTS of Progressivism

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Ironically enough, today “progressive,” IS a “far-Left” position in this Center-Right nation. The irony is that “progressivism” is Corporatism/fascism and the 1st “Progressive movement” in the USA was initiated by a legendary Republican (Teddy Roosevelt). Many, STILL wrongly see fascism, even Nazism as “Right-wing.”

In truth, Hitler’s disgusting fundamental view can be summed up neatly in a single statement he made on May 1st, 1927; "We are socialists, we are enemies of today's capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions." - Adolf Hitler (Speech of May 1, 1927.)

In Hitler’s views the primary “sin” of the Jews was that they were “incorrigible Capitalists.”

What’s more, Hitler came far closer to make socialism work than any other leader of his day. BOTH Stalin and Mao were every bit as authoritarian and both were even more murderous than Hitler, but of the three, Hitler came closest to making socialism work.

That should be as frightening as the fact that such horrific, Hitlerian ideals often find voice in misguided social movements here in America, movements like Occupy Wall Street. Hitler’s Reich was the first government to embrace animal rights, environmentalism, to seek to ban the private ownership of firearms and to link cigarette smoking to cancer and other diseases. (

Here in America, the Progressives had their greatest victory in 1913 with the establishment of the Federal Reserve (a consortium of private banks that control the money supply, interest rates, etc. of the USA) and the 16th Amendment (the progressive Income Tax).

What’s less well known is the well documented roots of Corporatism/fascism here in the USA.

Prior to WW II Prescott Bush was a partner with Union Banking Corporation in NY, as well as a partner with Brown Brothers, Harriman, another banking firm, where, along with Averell Harriman, son of railroad magnate, E.H. Harriman, they eagerly did business with the Third Reich. BOTH Prescott Bush and the Harriman’s were friendly with the Nazi regime in Germany, so friendly, in fact, as each could be called “a Nazi’s Nazi.”

In 1939, the NY Times ran a headline that read; “Hitler’s Angel (Fritz Thyssen,) Has 3 Million in US Bank.” The story reported that Adolf Hitler’s primary financier had stowed the fortune in Union Banking Corp., possibly to be held for “Nazi bigwigs.” Bush knew all about the New York bank, as he was one of its seven directors, at the time. If the Nazi ties became known, it would be a major “embarrassment” for both Bush and his partners at Brown Brothers Harriman. The story claimed that the bank held $3 million in deposits for a German businessman, described as a “financier” for Adolf Hitler. There was speculation that the account may have been intended for the later use of “Nazi bigwigs.” No one actually knew what purpose the fortune had been meant to serve, or who controlled it. Possibly, the money had been socked away as a hedge against Germany’s defeat.

Bush and his partners at Brown Brothers Harriman informed the government regulators that the account, opened in the late 1930s, was “an unpaid courtesy for a client.” Subsequent to an investigation, the government ultimately seized Union’s assets under the Trading with the Enemy Act.

A 2004 article in the British newspaper, The Guardian confirmed that a firm in which Prescott Bush was a director was directly involved with the financial architects of Nazism. Prescott Bush’s 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 laborers at Auschwitz.

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. Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH), acted as a US base for the German industrialist, Fritz Thyssen, who helped finance Hitler in the 1930s before falling out with him at the end of the decade. The Guardian has seen evidence that shows Bush was the director of the New York-based Union Banking Corporation (UBC) that represented Thyssen's US interests and he continued to work for the bank after America entered the war.

Bush was also on the board of at least one of the companies that formed part of a multinational network of front companies to allow Thyssen to move assets around the world.

Thyssen owned the largest steel and Coal Company in Germany and grew rich from Hitler's efforts to re-arm between the two world wars. One of the pillars in Thyssen's international corporate web, UBC, worked exclusively for, and was owned by, a Thyssen-controlled bank in the Netherlands. More tantalising are Bush's links to the Consolidated Silesian Steel Company (CSSC), based in mineral rich Silesia on the German-Polish border. During the war, the company made use of Nazi slave labor from the concentration camps, including Auschwitz. The ownership of CSSC changed hands several times in the 1930s, but documents from the US National Archive declassified last year link Bush to CSSC, although it is not clear if he and UBC were still involved in the company when Thyssen's American assets were seized in 1942.

Harriman's banking business was the main Wall Street connection for German companies and the varied U.S. financial interests of Fritz Thyssen; who was a financial backer of the Nazi party until 1938. The Trading With the Enemy Act (enacted October 6, 1917) classified any business transactions for profit with enemy nations illegal, and any funds or assets involved subject to seizure by the U.S. government. The declaration of war on the U.S. by Hitler led to the U.S. government order on October 20, 1942 to seize German interests in the U.S. which included Harriman's operations in New York City.

The Harriman business interests seized under the act in October and November 1942 included:

(*) Union Banking Corporation (UBC) (from Thyssen and Brown Brothers Harriman)
(*) Holland-American Trading Corporation (from Harriman)
(*) Seamless Steel Equipment Corporation (from Harriman)
(*) Silesian-American Corporation (this company was partially owned by a German entity; during the war the Germans tried to take full control of Silesian-American.

In response to that, the American government seized German-owned minority shares in the company, leaving the U.S. partners to carry on the portion of the business in the United States.

The assets were held by the government for the duration of the war, then returned afterward; UBC was dissolved in 1951.

The roots of Corporatism/fascism, even Nazism run very deep in America.

After the coup in November of 1963, the Progressives/Corporatists in America embarked upon a campaign to drive ethnic Catholics OUT of the Democratic Party and into the GOP, which they did. TODAY Progressive (“Country Club”/Moderate) Republicans control the GOP and “Progressive” Democrats control that Party. 50 years after their initial victory, they fully consolidated political power in the USA.

November 22nd, 1963 was a banner day for Corporatism/fascism because it was the death day of old America.

How successful; was that coup in 1963?

George H.W. Bush was then the CIA’s director of the Caribbean sector run out of a shell company called Zapata Offshore Oil. The Bay of Pigs was named “Operation Zapata.” Bush Sr. had a habit of naming things in his professional life after things in his personal life (his first Navy plane was named “the Barbara” and his 2nd “the Barbara 2). That group also controlled a political assassination group called Zebra Rifle Company, among whom was a young operative named E. Howard Hunt.

When George H.W. Bush was named CIA Director under Nixon, he brought E. Howard Hunt into that administration. When later asked, neither Harry R. Haldeman, nor John Ehrlichman knew where E. Howard Hunt came from. According to both, “he just appeared one day.”

George H. W. Bush was in Dallas, on Elm Street on 11/22/63....25 years later he was elected President of the USA and the Bush’s replaced the Kennedy’s as “America’s premier political dynasty.” One of the 1st things George Bush Sr. did after getting elected President was to trash his former boss, Ronald Reagan...a self-proclaimed “JFK-Democrat,” who famously said, “I never left the Democratic party, the Democratic Party left me.”

THOSE are the roots of today’s “Progressivism” – fully bi-partisan and completely corporately controlled.

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