WHAT IS SOCIALISM (AND WHAT IT IS NOT! )
I cannot figure out why so many anti-establishment, PROGRESSIVE LIBERALS fear that the planet will be dragged into socialism by the Oligarchs. Yes, they actually say that (NY TIMES ARTICLE BELOW) They say it all the time. That weird choice of NAME for their planetary "villain" is so damn puzzling. Don't we all sense that rabid fear of any communal system looking out for jobless Joe Six pack and his widow and children is a misnomer? A typical, RIGHT WING battle cry of some kind?
Don't we all recognize the birth of that fear from the Mc Carthy hearing days, when it surfaced as "are you now or were you ever a member of the Communist party?' To suspect Oligarchs of any commie tendencies seemed just plain nuts. They GOT that rich being raving heterocapitalists! They couldn't have a pinko, Fabian bone in their Yalie bodies!
So I'm wondering, how do these Liberterians who somehow stand noisily in the front row of the progressive movement, --- with NRA and State Secession T-shirts on ---define this odious, so called, OLIGARCH generated socialism?
I had to see what they were accusing of being so nasty. I thought socialism was all G. Bernard Shaw and Sidney Webb and his wife Beatrice who wrote the bunny stories hating the way the rich snobs of London treated the poor. That's the only socialism I know of so I vowed to scan all these tutorials (below) put out by the WORLD SOCIALIST LEAGUE, (who should know best, right?) over quite a few cups of black coffee to determine whether Socialism was red meat or white.
THE HISTORY OF SOCIALISM
SOCIALISM helps the little guy. It evens the playing field. So what Obama is doing while outwardly seeming like classic socialism is really wolf in sheep's clothing and more like FASCISM where the oligarchs get protected and allowed to rig the entire playing field -- where oligarchs (and the industries they rode in on) get special preferential protection from bought politicians in government.
BAILING OUT ALL THESE MELTED DOWN BANKS seems Fascistic to me. Not socialistic at all. The only common denominator resemblence to socialism is that it's charitable, but it's charity for the Uberwealthy, quite the opposite of real, classical socialism. Hell, I can see that even without my glasses.
So Liberterians, manly lumberjacks that they are, --just hate to see Government coffers tipped toward the Global Elite and they call it socialism. Fifty years ago, liberterians were right wing, godless-commie hating McCarthyite, so call a spade a spade. Oligarch protecting is not a SOCIALIST activity at all. So read this Cuddy fellow with that in mind.
THE POWER ELITE AND THE SECRET NAZI PLAN PART 1
By Dennis L. Cuddy, Ph.D.
February 23, 2009
[NOTE: As I’ve written many times before, the goal of the Power Elite (PE) is a World Socialist Government. Critical to coercing Americans to accept Socialism is the nationalization of key sectors of the economy, such as banking. I’ve indicated in the past that this type of coercion would be brought about by an economic crisis, such as the one we are currently experiencing. Relevant to this, Jon Meacham and Evan Thomas wrote “We Are All Socialists Now” (Newsweek, Feb. 16, 2009), and Matthew Richardson and Nouriel Roubini wrote “Nationalize the Banks! We’re all Swedes Now!”
(The Washington Post, Feb. 15, 2009) “The U.S. banking system is close to being insolvent, and unless we want to become like Japan in the 1990s or the United States in the 1930s—the only way to save it is to nationalize it.” Even Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham on ABC’s “This Week” (Feb. 15, 2009) indicated we should consider the possibility of nationalizing banks.
[And in case you think this crisis happened accidentally, just consider the fact that “the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) waived the 12 to 1 leverage ratios for the five biggest investment banks. Those banks then leveraged 40 to 1 and collapsed the worldwide financial system” (January 5, 2009 Financial Sense editorial by James Quinn of the Wharton Business School). Do you really believe no one could see what the disastrous results of going from 12 to 1 leveraging to 40 to 1 would be? When these banks started taking losses, Quinn has also pointed out, their capital was immediately wiped out and the problem was dumped in the taxpayers’ laps.]
In previous columns, I’ve mentioned the secret Nazi plan described in American official Sumner Welles’ The Time for Decision (1944). It was a plan (for a Nazi loss in WWII) which would come to fruition two generations later. It included Nazi agents going underground into two successive countries to avoid detection (Paul Dickopf went underground into Switzerland in 1942). These agents would eventually rise to positions of power in those second nations.
Welles must have learned of this secret plan when he was on friendly terms with the Nazi leadership long before the U.S. entered WWII. A Google search of “sumner welles portraits” shows a photograph of Welles and Hermann Goering on March 19, 1940. But why almost two years before the U.S. entered WWII would the Nazis plan for a loss? And why after WWII was there never an investigation of this secret plan? Robert Ludlum in his fictional The Apocalypse Watch referred to “The Brotherhood of the Watch” a global neo-Nazi secret organization formed in the days after the Third Reich’s defeat and exposed about 50 years later.
As I’ve written before, Hitler’s rise and demise were facilitated by the PE. In the same year (1942) the Nazi agent Paul Dickoff went underground into Switzerland and the U.S. was already in the war, “Standard Oil of New Jersey managers shipped the enemy’s fuel through neutral Switzerland and the enemy was shipping Allied fuel. The Chase Bank in Nazi-occupied Paris after Pearl Harbor was doing millions of dollars worth of business with the enemy with the full knowledge of the heard office in Manhattan. Ford trucks were being built for the German occupation troops in France with authorization from Dearborn, Michigan. Col. Sosthenes Behn, head of ITT, flew from New York to Madrid to Berne during the war to help improve Hitler’s communications systems and improve the robot bombs that devastated London. And ITT built the Focke-Wulfs that dropped bombs on British and American troops.” (Charles Higham’s Trading With the Enemy,p. xv).
As I’ve also written before, I.G. Farben’s war industries (e.g. chemicals, rubber, etc.) staffed and directed Hitler’s intelligence section and ran the Nazi slave labor camps. So why at the end of WWII were 87% of Farben’s industries still intact?
At the end of the war, U.S. Justice Department attorney James Stewart Martin (author of All Honorable Men, 1950) went to Germany to sort out the relationship of American and German businesses during the war, but he was thwarted in his efforts, saying: “We had not been stopped in Germany by German businesses. We had been stopped in Germany by American business. The forces that stopped us had operated from the United States but had not operated in the open. We were not stopped by a law of Congress, by an Executive Order of the President, or even by a change of policy approved by the president…. In short, whatever it was that stopped us was not ‘the government.’ But it clearly had command of channels through which the government normally operates. The relative powerlessness of government… is of course not new…. National governments have stood on the sidelines while bigger operators arranged the world’s affairs.” Relevant to this, it’s important to remember that the PE is NOT the government of any country, but the PE’s agents are IN the governments of
In order to explain what the PE was doing, it is important to look at how they operate, and John J. McCloy as an agent of the PE is a useful example of this regard. In the 1930s, PE agent McCloy’s law firm of Cravath, de Gersdorff, Swaine & Wood were attorneys for I.G. Farben. This is perhaps one reason McCloy sat in Hitler’s box at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin (because the PE is neither right nor left politically, McCloy in late July 1961 went swimming with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev in the Black Sea). Well the PE is fascist, that's right wing, and so was Hitler. They are not NEUTRAL)
On October 29 of the same year (1936), American Ambassador to Germany William E. Dodd wrote to President Wilson’s chief advisor Col. Edward M. House expressing his surprise and wonder that “in spite of all the debts and all the huge losses since the great war, more than a hundred of our greater corporations have subsidiaries here and are of course involved in a great deal of the acute business which goes on. At the same time no corporation can take profits out of the country, although some I am told earn as much as half a million dollars a year…. Yet a great many of these corporations are supplying the means for rearmament, actually supplying arms. It’s strange to me that they are willing to risk the property of their stockholders in such a way.”
Four years later, Skull & Bones member Henry Stimson went to Washington to become President Franklin Roosevelt’s Secretary of War, and he brought McCloy with him as Assistant Secretary of War. To demonstrate the importance of McCloy, Stimson would later question “whether anyone in the Administration ever acted without having a word with McCloy.”
McCloy’s lawfirm had as one of its clients the Rockefeller family, and during WWII McCloy was a senior member of John D. Rockefeller III’s intelligence group, the State-War-Navy Coordinating Committee (SWNCC). With this background, McCloy established the highly secret U.S. Army’s Psychological Warfare Division at the time of D-Day in 1944. It was also during this time from 1940 to 1946 that American Thomas Harrington McKittrick (an associate of J.P. Morgan Banking) was president of the Nazi-controlled Bank for International Settlements (BIS) where $378 million of the Nazis’ looted gold had been sent.
As I’ve written before, Hitler’s rise and demise were facilitated by the Global Elite, the PE. In the same year (1942) the Nazi agent Paul Dickoff went underground into Switzerland and the U.S. was already in the war, “Standard Oil of New Jersey managers shipped the enemy’s fuel through neutral Switzerland and the enemy was shipping Allied fuel." Poster's note: The Rocks/ Harrimans gassing up Hitler is Socialism? NO. It's FASCISM. Puhleeze, don't give socialism a bad name.<== BACK TO THE "DEFINING POLITICAL PHILOSOPHIES" ARCHIVE
Dennis Laurence Cuddy, historian and political analyst, received a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill (major in American History, minor in political science). Dr. Cuddy has taught at the university level, has been a political and economic risk analyst for an international consulting firm, and has been a Senior Associate with the U.S. Department of Education. Cuddy has also testified before members of Congress on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. Dr. Cuddy has authored or edited twenty books and booklets, and has written hundreds of articles appearing in newspapers around the nation, including The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He has been a guest on numerous radio talk shows in various parts of the country, such as ABC Radio in New York City, and he has also been a guest on the national television programs USA Today and CBS's Nightwatch.