JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: AMERICA AND WORLD DOMINATION – JOHN BOLTON AND OTHER AMERICAN “CREATURES OF THE NIGHT” – THE RECORD OF AMERICA’S PAST WITH FASCISM – A FEW NOTABLE EXAMPLES FROM THE 1930s – THE AMERICAN BUND AND AMERICAN EUGENICS LAWS – IBM AND OTHER CORPORATIONS COZY WITH THE NAZIS – PRESCOTT BUSH AND FRED TRUMP – LYNCHINGS AND ELEANOR AND FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT – “GOING FASCIST VOLUNTARILY” – THE HYBRID WAR AGAINST CHINA IS BECOMING FANATICAL AND HAS THE STINK OF PREJUDICE AND HATRED   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

EXPANSION OF A COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY MICHAEL BRENNER IN CONSORTIUM NEWS

 

“The Impossible Dream”

The former national security adviser [John Bolton]reveals a national goal that is simple and blunt: American dominance of the world

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Response to a comment saying, “Clearly the US wants world domination”

 

Well, I think that just might be behind what has been adopted as an official slogan at the Pentagon: “full-spectrum dominace.”

It is a frighteningly Nazi-like slogan, but it is official American policy well into the 21st century.

And how do so many “creatures of the night” come to power in America, as Bolton, Pompeo, Abrams, Grenell, and Trump?

They represent the very types, had they been born a little earlier and in Europe, who would have “worked towards the Fuhrer,” a common popular slogan in 1930s Germany.

That isn’t even the slightest exaggeration. Just the observation of someone who has been a lifelong student of history and biography.

It was the great American journalist and writer, William L. Shirer, who once remarked that perhaps America would be the first nation to go fascist voluntarily.

He too was not exaggerating. He was an exceptionally able observer who covered Hitler and the Nazis before the war for the Chicago Tribune.

There was the Bund movement in America, quite a large one, even with a kind of Hitler Youth group, indistinguishable in their uniforms from those in Germany. There were the American eugenics laws, which came before those in Germany and involuntarily sterilized many thousands of “unfit” Americans.

There, of course, was the KKK in its heyday, and lynchings were common enough still in the 1930s that Eleanor asked Franklin to do something about them, but he felt it was politically impossible. Few Americans today know that in parts of the South, a lynching in the town square was sometimes the occasion for family picnic gatherings.

There was the founder of Shirer’s own newspaper, “Colonel” Robert McCormick, an intensely right-wing figure. Henry Ford, who published an appalling book about the Jews and a man Hitler admired, keeping a photo of him in his chancellery office. The Rockefeller Foundation’s financial support for eugenics. The heads of many major American corporations who gave valuable assistance to Hitler’s government. IBM’s strategic alliance with the Nazi government notably contributed to the efficiency of the eventual work of the Holocaust. Personalities like public hero, Charles Lindbergh, and Wallis Simpson, a keen Hitler admirer, the woman who would marry the British King. Walt Disney used to send copies of his latest cartoons to Mussolini, who was very fond of them.

The current President’s father, Fred Trump, was an open advocate of racist and fascist views. He associated with the KKK in New York and refused renting apartments to black people in his buildings. Given some of his son’s godawful pronouncements and appointments, I think it would hard to say the President, Fred’s favorite son and heir, was not significantly influenced by him.

The father and grandfather of two American presidents, Prescott Bush, banker and later Senator, worked for Brown Brothers Harriman (another eminent American name), a firm which assisted the Nazi government’s financial arrangements through its relationship with Fritz Thyssen, German industrialist and important early Hitler supporter. Bush was on the boards of some Thyssen companies designed to move assets around for Hitler’s rearmament efforts in Germany.

There’s a rich vein of American history supporting the likes of John Bolton. And, while widely unknown, I think for many who do know, it is no more disturbing than statues of John C. Calhoun or Confederate leaders in the town square.

I also believe that a great deal of the motive force in the current vicious economic and psychological war against China reflects racial prejudice. It has become almost fanatical in character, giving off the stink of hatred, as in, “How could ‘they’ possibly compete with us without cheating and lying and stealing?”

Posted July 14, 2020 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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