Forum: What Are Your Thoughts on President Obama’s Normalizing Relations with Cuba?

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Every week on Monday morning , the Council and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum, short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture, or daily living. This week’s question: What Are Your Thoughts On President Obama’s Normalizing Relations With Cuba?

 The Razor : I support it. The Castros have been using the embargo to justify the failures of their rule, and normalization would strip that away. You have the same Cuban families on both sides of the Florida straits, and the prosperity on one side is hard to hide. My only issue with it is that it’s happening under the Obama administration, so I’m sure it will be a disaster just as everything else has been in the foreign policy realm.

Simply Jews :This question is probably is a subject for a longer and better argumented post, but to be brief I shall try to digest my roaming thoughts all the same:

Since the demise of the Soviet Union and cessation of Soviet support so vital for Cuban economy, the US policy on Cuba remained unrevised and caused unnecessary 20+ years of hostility. And, of course, unnecessary suffering to Cubans.

The end to embargo (not there yet) and opening the borders to economic and cultural ties would have effectively finished off the oppressive dictatorial regime many years ago without any need to resort to exploding cigars and other outlandish and stupid ideas.

The Cubans today are kept as serfs to a rotting and crumbling regime that relies on the relatively privileged army and secret police as the last bastions that keep it intact and will crumble in the same way the Soviet regime crumbled all these years ago, if only the economic, cultural and, especially, information gateways were opened for all – to see how the life could be.

The right wing political camp in US was (still is) in thrall of the influential Cuban immigrants’ lobby that ties its hands in all matters concerning Cuba. And let’s not forget that at least some of the more influential and rich Cuban emigres are still pining for the corrupt and dictatorial Batista’s regime… ’nuff said.

Of course, what Obama so far achieved is too little, but I hope it’s not too late and the continuation will come. The more tourists from US, the more goods and information from the free world come to Cuba, the quicker the demise of the regime there will be.

The sooner the better.

JoshuaPundit : What do I think about President Obama Normalizing Relations With Cuba? I think it means he’s quit cigarettes and is now smoking cigars.

About all I can do is joke about this, because it’s a disaster in the making.

The regime itself was on the verge of collapse, because the Maduro regime in Venezuela could no longer afford to give the Castros subsidized oil. So instead of allowing it to fall or even encouraging its demise, this president has now thrown this brutal regime a lifeline that will keep it in power.

Cuba is only ninety miles from the U.S. Think about that for a moment. It is a regime aligned with our enemies, and as Raúl Castro informed President Obama in a 30 minute lecture, nothing’s changing.

The embargoes kept a lot of bad actors away from Cuba. Not only are they now free to come in, by the entire use of embargoes as a means to counteract bad behavior short of war has been undermined.

But wait,there’s more. Let’s revisit history.

Once President Kennedy allowed the Monroe Doctrine to be breached by backing out of the Bay of Pigs invasion after it had already started, the Soviets realized that Castro could be their entry into the western hemisphere and just a year later they had their missile bases installed on the island.The confrontation that followed once our intelligence found out about it almost started a nuclear war.

Imagine what would happen if history repeated itself? The Russians are already sniffing around. What if Iran makes a clandestine deal with Castro and we wake up one day with Iranian ballistic missiles aimed at our shores? What if China decides that Havana would be a superb spot for a naval base to extend their reach into American territorial waters? What if the Cuban regime itself receives nuclear weapons from, say, North Korea? Especially at a time when America’s missile defense and nuclear weapons, just like our conventional military are already at historic lows?

And remember, the Cubans are going to get an embassy on our shores out of the deal which will be nothing but a den of spies and a security risk.

I’m afraid I have little patience with people that argue that after 50 years, we need to change policy, that trade and tourism will benefit the Cuban people and eventually lead to more freedom. These are the same arguments a number of people made when talking about the Soviet Union between WWII and the 1970?s and they helped it keep going for years.

Profits from trade and tourism aren’t going to trickle down to ordinary Cubans.They will go to the regime’s elites, with a select few being allowed access to the goodies as the carrot for loyalty and good behavior, with the stick very much in evidence for anyone who displeases the regime in any fashion. And rest assured, the Cubans not are going to be allowed free access to the internet, to publications, to radio, to films or to anything that displeases the regime, contradicts its propaganda or undermines its iron grip on their throats.

As sickening as it is that we would betray the many Cubans whom seek freedom, it’s even worse that would would betray our own interests and our national security. That’s exactly what this amounts to…a major foreign policy debacle.

The Independent Sentinel : All I have to do is repost the first paragraph from the NY Times article December 20th: “President Raúl Castro declared victory for the Cuban Revolution on Saturday in a wide-ranging speech, thanking President Obama for “a new chapter” while also reaffirming that restored relations with the United States did not mean the end of Communist rule in Cuba.”

Obama just propped up another Communist dictatorship.

Laura Rambeau Lee, Right Reason : President Obama makes another sweeping statement, this time decreeing he intends to normalize relations with Cuba. We have not seen any announcement or agreement on the part of the Castro regime to bring freedom and democracy to the people of Cuba in return for re-establishing diplomatic and trade ties with America. Several members of Congress have said they had no idea these negotiations were even occurring although apparently they have been going on for over a year. This appears to be another ill-conceived unilateral executive action. So why is President Obama doing this?

Whether you believe we should lift the decades old embargo or not, we do need to consider the parties who will benefit the most from this action. Very likely billions of our tax dollars will be given in aid to the Cuban government in an ongoing effort of the president to redistribute our wealth, most of which will end up in the pockets of those in positions of power in the Castro regime.

Of course, American corporations will benefit by opening factories in Cuba and hiring cheap labor. The lives of Cubans might improve a little, but they will remain isolated from the rest of the world as they have been since Castro came to power. Cuba has had diplomatic and trade relations with many countries around the world, and the Cuban people continue to live in poverty and fear. Why would anyone believe if America opens diplomatic and trade relations with Cuba the lives of the people of Cuba will improve?

This is all about wealth re-distribution and cheap labor for American corporations.

The Right Planet:I shouldn’ t say I was shocked by Obama’s unilateral action to normalize relations with Cuba. But it is shocking to watch a U.S. president simply ignore the past and make nice with a despotic regime. My South American friends see this as throwing a lifeline to the Castro regime, since Cuba’s close ally, Venezuela, is quickly going belly up, due to plummeting oil prices. But along comes Obama to pluck them from disaster.

What did the U.S. get in return? The release of a USAID worker and an intel agent, Rolando Sarraff Trujillo, held in Cuba for the past two decades. But Cuba got everything they wanted. I suspect, too, that this unilateral decision by Obama has something to do with closing Guantanamo Bay. And why didn’t the U.S. demand the return of cop killer Joanne Chesimard, who was convicted of killing a New Jersey state trooper in 1973 during a gunbattle after being stopped on the New Jersey Turnpike?

Obama stated in his address to the nation that his decision to normalize relations with Cuba “will end an outdated approach that has failed to advance America’s interests.” What does that mean? Obama never explained what he meant by “America’s interests.” I suspect it’s code for “failed to advance Obama’s interests.” It just looks to me like Obama is propping up a failed socialist regime, since Obama has never met a communist despot he didn’t like, to my knowledge.

 The Glittering Eye : The embargo on Cuba was imposed specifically for the purpose of producing regime change. A half century later it still hasn’t done that and at this point I think it’s reasonable to think it never will. Both sides in the argument about the president’s recent announcement have good points. Those who oppose them object to subsidizing the Castro regime and think that we haven’t struck much of a deal in the negotiations. Those who support the president’s move point out that we haven’t gotten anywhere with the embargo, abandoning it would be of economic benefit to the U. S., and it’s time for a change. I think the economic argument is much exaggerated. LIberalization will be much better for Cuba than it will for us.

IMO liberalization of travel will be a stronger weapon against the Castro regime than the embargo. It will be interesting to see how Cubans react to visits from their relatives in the States and to the consumer goods and information they bring with them.

The whole matter strikes me as another example of something that has become a very bad habit for the president, not enlisting the support of Congress, even Democrats in Congress, before announcing a change in policy. There isn’t a lot the president can do in the absence of cooperation from the Congress and an announcement out of the blue does little to foster that cooperation.

In the final analysis whether the policy change is just a photo op or whether there is actually material change will depend on what the president and Congress agree on. We’ll just need to wait and see.

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Journalism Educator ‘Hates’ Republicans and Loves Marxism

By: Cliff Kincaid
Accuracy in Media

A feminist professor of communications at the University of Michigan has become a laughingstock for a poorly-sourced column in a socialist newspaper about the academic basis for hating Republicans. In the article, Susan J. Douglas began with the statement, “I hate Republicans” and declares that “marrying a Republican is unimaginable to me…”

A specialist on “Gender and the Media,” she is reportedly married with a daughter.

I’ve got something that beats that. Curtis J. MacDougall, the author of a journalism textbook that I used in college, was a Marxist with a 319-page FBI file, who wrote favorably about Fidel Castro and feared Joe McCarthy. MacDougall was an activist in the communist-dominated Progressive Party.

As a young journalism student, I studied from MacDougall’s textbook, Interpretative Reporting, which encouraged a form of advocacy journalism, and “learned” that Walter Duranty of The New York Times was one of the great figures in the media. I later discovered that Duranty was a stooge of Stalin and one of the greatest liars in the history of journalism. In fact, he helped Stalin cover up the deaths of 7- to 10-million Ukrainians in a forced famine.

A modern-day MacDougall, Professor Douglas tries to sound like an intellectual and apparently wants to be taken seriously. She insists in the article that a “series of studies has found that political conservatives tend toward certain psychological characteristics,” such as “Dogmatism, rigidity and intolerance of ambiguity; a need to avoid uncertainty; support for authoritarianism; a heightened sense of threat from others; and a personal need for structure.”

She cites unnamed “researchers” as proving that “the two core dimensions of conservative thought are resistance to change and support for inequality.”

Douglas, who graduated from Elmira College in New York and received a master’s degree and a doctorate from Brown University, is not only a professor but the head of the University of Michigan communications studies department.

Since MacDougall’s textbook, Interpretative Reporting, was instrumental in training a generation of journalists, perhaps he influenced Douglas.

Now, she is trying to influence her students. But her self-declared “hate” for Republicans has backfired. She has exposed the real purpose of her “educational” pursuits.

The Detroit News reports that Andrea Fischer Newman, a member of the UM Board of Regents, said she found Douglas’s column “extremely troubling and offensive,” and that it condoned “hatred toward an entire segment of individuals in our society based solely on their political views…”

Grant Strobl, head of Young Americans for Freedom at the school, called the Douglas piece “ugly and full of hatred.”

While the article has to be taken seriously, its dependence on clearly dubious “studies” and “research” make it practically ridiculous.

Douglas ought to be laughed out of academia.

In an earlier piece for In These Times, she also gave us a precious insight into her own ideology. She hailed Stuart Hall, the founding editor of New Left Review, as a “towering Marxist public intellectual” who had “influenced multiple generations of professors and their students…” It’s apparent she is one of them.

Indeed, she appears to thank Hall for helping establish “communication studies” as “one of the most popular majors in the United States…” She wrote, “We owe him a monumental debt.”

She notes that Hall was a follower of Antonio Gramsci, but doesn’t point out that Gramsci was an Italian communist whose writings were introduced to the United States in the mid-1950s by Carl Marzani, a publisher and Soviet KGB agent whose publishing house was subsidized by the KGB. (Interestingly, Curtis A. MacDougall’s history of the Progressive Party, Gideon’s Army, was published by Marzani as well.)

Gramsci popularized the idea of destroying Western society through infiltration rather than armed revolution. It helps explain why Weather Underground terrorists such as Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn became college professors after giving up on a communist armed revolution inside the United States.

Robert Chandler, in his book Shadow World, noted that Gramsci’s Marxist theory of cultural revolution “stressed that dominance over the existing order in the West, including religion, was rooted in education, the media, law, and a mass culture of beliefs, values, and traditions.” In order to overturn the existing order and “Marxize the inner man,” Gramsci taught that “one must create a subversive program of ‘counter-hegemony’ against its supporting culture,” in order to “negate the established modes of thought and ways of doing things.”

That appears to be Susan Douglas’s mission in academia and journalism.

Douglas’ Curriculum Vitae identifies her participation in a “Rethinking Marxism” conference in 1992, delivering a talk on “Pop Culture, Kitsch and Social Change in the 1960s: Hegemony, Subjectivity and the Rise of Feminism.”

The editors of the journal, Rethinking Marxism, also sponsor “Marxism and the World Stage” conferences, described as “celebrations of the Marxian tradition.”

Douglas’s “academic credentials” include numerous articles for such publications as The Nation, The Progressive, and In These Times.

Her hate for Republicans is making news, but don’t think students in her classes haven’t been aware of the agenda she’s been pushing. Some of the comments from students who have taken her classes include:

  • She openly states that she hates certain members of the student body based on their political opinions. Avoid this closed minded intolerant person….
  • Boring and disorganized. Talks to students like they are children. I think she rates herself to get good scores.
  • Condones hatred and intolerance towards differing viewpoints.
  • Socialist feminist nut.

This controversy will serve a purpose if it renews a focus on the corruption in journalism education and why left-wing and even pro-Marxist bias in the media is getting worse.

Her book on decoding “enlightened sexism” was the subject of a talk she gave that was video recorded. An elitist who knows better than everyone else, she claims to be an expert on uncovering “subtle” forms of sexism in the media.

Her courses include:

  • Media, Culture, and Society
  • Media Theory and Criticism—introductory and advanced levels
  • Qualitative Methods in Media Studies
  • Gender and the Media
  • History of Broadcasting
  • Origins of Mass Culture: 1870-1930
  • Images of Women in Popular Culture: 1945-present
  • Analysis of Television News
  • Motherhood and the Mass Media
  • The Social History of Radio in America
  • History of Communications Technologies
  • Introduction to Mass Communications

In a University of Michigan profile of Douglas, she was asked, “What inspires you?,” and she replied, “My students inspire me. I love teaching undergraduates: their energy, their optimism, their openness to new ideas.”

But this “love” seems to have undergone a transformation into a closed mind of hate toward opposing views. She has made explicit what we know and understand to be their usually hidden biases.

Thank you Ms. Douglas for telling us openly what we always suspected to be the case. Thank you for alerting us to the Marxist revolutionaries in positions of power in journalism and academia.

Now, please tell us why you deserve to be in a position of trust and authority over students who desire a good education and want to make something of their lives.

h/t: Noisy Room

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Alleged Video of NYPD Cop Killer — Posted To Facebook 14 DEC 2014

Just stumbled onto this over at LiveLeak. It’s allegedly a video of the NYPD cop killer, Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley, that was posted to his Facebook page before it was taken down.

Via LiveLeak:

Facebook has now taken his page down. Glad I got the video off of it first.

[…]

Sounds like he was in NYC and took a taxi ride with a buddy. The whole conversation is about their skin color.

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10 Year Old Girl Rips Common Core Stupidity [Video]

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Russian Actor and Putin Critic Found Dead in Moscow

 Alexei Devotchenko during a solo performance of Sasha Cherny’s Concerto for Piano and Artist, his first collaborative production with famous St.Petersburg director Grigory Kozlov (Photo: gogolcenter.com)


Alexei Devotchenko during a solo performance of Sasha Cherny’s Concerto for Piano and Artist, his first collaborative production with famous St.Petersburg director Grigory Kozlov. (Photo: gogolcenter.com)

By: Tom Parfitt, Moscow
The Telegraph

A well-known Russian actor who was a vocal critic of the Kremlin has been found dead in suspicious circumstances at his home in Moscow.

Alexei Devotchenko, 49, was discovered in his apartment in the north of the city, police told Russia news agencies.

“There is reason to suppose that the artist’s death is of a criminal character,” said one law enforcement source.

Mr Devotchenko was know for his roles in several popular television drama series such as “Bandit Petersburg” and “The Street of Broken Lamps” and in performances at the highly regarded Moscow Art Theatre.

Some reports said the actor was found by a friend in a pool of blood outside his home while others said he was inside the apartment.

Read more at The Telegraph …

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SCUM: Ferguson Protesters Cheer Execution Style Murder of NYPD Cops [Video]

The human debris in Ferguson (a.k.a. “protesters”) chant, “Pigs in a blanket. Fry ‘em like bacon. Fry ‘em like what? Fry ‘em like bacon.”

This is what it has come to in Obama’s “post-racial” America.

Read more at The Daily Surge …

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The Subversion Factor: Attacks on Police Are Part of a Long Term Program

communist-subversionA little while back I posted a documentary entitled “The Subversion Factor“—a two-part program produced in the ’80s which explains why the United States has consistently retreated from world power since the close of World War II. It is not a confusion factor but a subversion factor caused by the penetration of enemy agents into the highest levels of government. The fallout has been incalculable.

Via Trevor Loudon:

If you want to understand Julian Assange Wikileaks, the Edward Snowden affair and the current campaign against the United States police, watch this hour long video. From the 1980s, the video will make it clear that all these supposedly spontaneous movements are part of an ongoing, KGB and Cuban directed campaign to de-stabilize and eventually destroy America.

Firstly the House un-American Activities Committee was abolished, then the CIA and FBI were weakened, discredited and compromised. Now the military is being gutted, the NSA is severely compromised and the police are being attacked and discredited… even killed.

None of this is an accident.

This video explains exactly why America is in the position it is in today.

Pt. 1

Pt. 2

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The Left’s War on the Police

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By: Brent Parrish

The radical left has declared war on the police. But the war is not just about the police. It’s about bringing the whole system down and destroying the rule of law—fundamental transformation of our constitutional republic.

The disturbing trend of the left’s increasing hostility toward local police forces started with Barack Obama’s public criticism of the Cambridge police, who he claimed “acted stupidly” when they arrested black Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Fox News reported:

Gates was arrested July 16 by Sgt. James Crowley, who was first to respond to the home the renowned black scholar rents from Harvard, after a woman reported seeing two black men trying to force open the front door. Gates said he had to shove the door open because it was jammed.

He was charged with disorderly conduct after police said he yelled at the white officer, accused him of racial bias and refused to calm down after Crowley demanded Gates show him identification to prove he lived in the home. The charge was dropped Tuesday, but Gates has demanded an apology, calling his arrest a case of racial profiling.

Obama was asked about Gates’ arrest at the end of a nationally televised news conference on health care Wednesday night and began his response by saying Gates was a friend and he didn’t have all the facts.

One must ask why the president of the United States would publicly comment on such a small-scale incident without all the facts.

And then there was the Trayvon Martin incident, where we discovered the Department of Justice, under the racially-charged leadership of Attorney General Eric Holder, was complicit in agitating and inciting protests.

Via Judicial Watch:

Document: DOJ Community Relations Service was deployed to Sanford, FL, “to provide technical assistance for the preparation of possible marches and rallies related to the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old African American male.” 

The administration seemed zealously eager to insinuate that a “white Hispanic male,” George Zimmerman, fatally shot Trayvon Martin simply because he was black. But an FBI probe concluded that race did not play a factor in the fatal shooting of young Trayvon Martin.

When the attempt by the administration to incite racial animus in the Trayvon Martin shooting began to fizzle out, they simply moved their sights to Ferguson, Missouri.

A Grand Jury found Officer Darren Wilson not guilty of wrongdoing in the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown after it was determined Brown had committed a strong-arm robbery of a local convenience store, then attacked a police officer. The preponderance of evidence revealed Michael Brown did not have his hands up when he was shot, and indeed had attacked a police officer. But that didn’t stop the cop-haters from starting the meme “hands up, don’t shoot.”

Facts be damned.

But the facts didn’t escape all Americans. So the administration and the race baiters moved to New York City to whip up more hatred against the police following the death of Eric Garner, who was arrested for selling single cigarettes (“loosies”) outside a local business. Garner resisted arrest and then died of cardiac arrest during the takedown by NYPD officers, thus giving rise to a new meme: “I can’t breathe.” Once again, the police were charged with racism in the death of Michael Garner, despite the fact a black police sergeant oversaw the arrest.

As a result of all this agitation and incitement by the cop-haters, a number of businesses were looted and burnt to the ground during the Ferguson protests, along with numerous other incidents of violence and mayhem.

The irony in all of this is the fact that many of those who watched their businesses get burned to the ground in Ferguson were minorities. The area where Eric Garner was selling cigarettes was a minority community.  It was a minority-owned business that called the police to inform them Eric Garner was hurting their business.

The administration has been quick to blame the police. And race baiters like Al Sharpton, et al., seem to run from one location to the next in order to stir up racial rage by any means necessary. Even the mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, was quick to condemn the NYPD’s actions, claiming he had to tell his son to beware of the police. Mayor de Blasio cited “centuries of racism” as the main culprit and driving factor in the recent unrest in Ferguson and New York City. De Blasio even met with protesters in the office of SEIU after an SEIU agitator was arrested for attacking police.

There have been numerous protests across the country in response to the events in Ferguson and New York City, even in other countries. Which begs the question, who’s organizing all of this?

Last week, protesters marched and chanted about killing cops. Well, it looks like the protesters and the agitators are getting what they’re asking for.

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Yesterday, two NYPD officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, were gunned down—execution style—by an alleged gang member Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley, 28, who posted on social media that he wanted revenge for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Brinsley also sold tee-shirts encouraging the killing of George Zimmerman.

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Cop killer Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley (deceased).

Officer Wenjan Liu was 32-years-old and a seven year veteran of the NYPD. He had just recently married. Officer Rafael Ramos was the father of three boys and had just turned 40.

On Friday, an off-duty officer was shot multiple times in north St. Louis. He is listed in critical but stable condition. The critically wounded officer has not been able to provide any details on the shooting because of his condition.

Naturally, the NYPD is none too happy with the likes of Mayor Bill de Blasio and the rest of the agitators. Police officers turned their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio (see video below) as he walked into the police press conference about the two NYPD officers shot and killed execution-style in Brooklyn.

PBA President Pat Lynch didn’t pull any punches concerning the conduct of Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Via the New York Post (emphasis mine):

Mayor Bill de Blasio acts more like the leader of “a f–king revolution” than a city, police union president Pat Lynch said at a recent delegate meeting.

“He is not running the City of New York. He thinks he’s running a f–king revolution,” said Lynch, head of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, during the private gathering in Queens last Friday.

During Mayor de Blasio’s press conference where the NYPD officers turned their back on him, the mayor had the nerve to say “we’re all in this together.”

Via New York Post (emphasis mine):

The two officers were pronounced dead at Woodhull Hospital, where their colleagues and family members huddled tearfully.

City Council President Melissa Mark-Viverito and Mayor Bill de Blasio were less than welcome guests at the poignant gathering.

“We’re all in this together,” the mayor told grieving cops, according to a cop who was there.

“No we’re not,” one officer said tersely in response.

Just last week cops began signing a “Don’t Insult My Sacrifice” waiver, distributed by the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, that warned the mayor and speaker to stay away from funerals of cops killed in the line of duty.

The senseless deaths don’t stop with the murder of police officers. A man recently died after protesters at Berkley delayed first responders from reaching him.

Perhaps Barack Obama, Eric Holder, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Bill de Blasio, liberal mainstream media and their sycophant supporters shilling for the protesters should sit down with 13-year-old Jaden Ramos and explain to the grieving young man why he no longer has a father—and just in time for Christmas.

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British Lawmaker: Hitler Was a Socialist

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By: Brent Parrish

No other subject seems to ruffle the feathers of the leftist elitist more than the fact that fascism and communism are really just two sides of the same collectivist coin. For many years, leftists have labeled national socialism, i.e. Nazism, as a rightwing ideology.

The IJReview recently posted an article that included a video excerpt of a British Conservative Member of Parliament, Daniel Hannan, who argued Adolf Hitler was indeed a leftwing socialist.

I chose to include the entire speech by Daniel Hannan. It’s well worth viewing.

As usual, every time this subject comes up, there is always some leftwing pseudo-intellectual who wishes to twist and counter historical fact in favor of socialism—meaning: Marxian socialism good, national socialism bad. Well, I don’t care whether it’s Marxian socialism or national socialism; it’s all bad.

For what it’s worth, below is my reply to a YouTube commenter (MrReco12) who forwards the typical rubbish that socialism is wonderful and free enterprise is evil. This is hardly a comprehensive response. Obviously, there is much to be said on this topic concerning the different flavors of socialism. But, in the end, it’s all just ism. And it has nothing to do with freedom. Period.

Well, let’s just start with the opening quote by Mr. Hannan, and quote it in full.

“I am a Socialist, and a very different kind of Socialist from your rich friend, Count Reventlow…. What you understand by Socialism is nothing more than Marxism.” ~Adolf Hitler, spoken to Otto Strasser, Berlin, May 21, 1930

On Strasser:

“We National Socialists are enemies, deadly enemies, of the present capitalist system with its exploitation of the economically weak … and we are resolved under all circumstances to destroy this system.” ~Gregor Strasser

From a recent editorial at Forbes by Bill Flax entitled “Obama, Hitler, And Exploding The Biggest Lie In History“:

“… Nazis despised Marxists not over ideology, but because they had betrayed Germany in World War I and Nazis found it unconscionable that German communists yielded fealty to Slavs in Moscow.” ~Bill Flax

Is Flax right? Well, here’s what Joseph Goebbels wrote in a 1925 New York Times article (see the documentary The Soviet Story [2008]):

“On the speaker’s assertion that Lenin was the greatest man, second only to Hitler, and that the difference between communism and the Hitler faith was very slight, a faction war opened with whizzing beer glasses.” ~Joseph Goebbels

Goebbels clearly stated fascism and socialism are really just two sides of the same coin. And why the “whizzing beer glasses”? Many Germans hated the Bolsheviks because they saw them as traitors during the Great War (WWI). So the Nazis quickly abandoned the comparison of Nazism to Marxian socialism; it was intensely unpopular with the German people.

“The line between fascism and Fabian socialism is very thin. Fabian socialism is the dream. Fascism is Fabian socialism plus the inevitable dictator.” ~John T. Flynn

MrReco12 claims, “He seems to believe that free market capitalism actually exists- it does not- It is crony capitalism where the government and big buisness form an alliance against organized Labour etc….”

The collusion of big business and big government is the quintessential definition of fascism, i.e. “corporatism,” as coined by Benito Mussolini. In a truly fascistic system, the federal government shrinks as it assumes control over all industry and business. But the leaders of industry must bow down to the edicts of the state. They are not free to do as they wish. It must serve the interests of the state.

Re: the flag comment: “the red Nazi flag symbolized socialism in a ‘classless, casteless’ Germany (white represents Aryanism).” A “classless, borderless” society is the quintessential definition of Marxian socialism, i.e. communism.

You’re right. Karl Marx coined the term “capitalism” per his seminal work Das Kapital. The term “capitalism” wasn’t used in the U.S. until Marxism made its way to the States in the 19th Century. It was simply known as free enterprise.

Before 1913, and the imposition of the income tax (16th Amendment), an American kept 100% of what they earned. And we had roads, schools, military, etc.

As far as your South Korea comment is concerned, I will redirect back to Mr. Hannan’s point. If you wanted a better life for you and your family, where would you go? South Korea or North Korea? Enough said.

In the end, fascism, socialism, communism, etc.–it’s just collectivism–the abolition of individual liberty. And let’s not forget that 100+ million people were slaughtered by fascist, socialist, communist governments in the 20th Century alone.

How do I judge a governmental system? By how many bodies it stacks up and whether it supports individual liberty, free markets and the rule of law.

Enjoy your socialism. As for me, I’ll pass.

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PALUMBO’S EXPANDED COALITION NEWS SEGMENT TOMORROW

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Don’t miss President Palumbo’s expanded coalition news you can use segment tomorrow, Saturday, December 20th, 2014. Episode featuring guest US Army Brigadier General Ernie Audino starts at 4 PM Pacific.

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