It takes a nation to protect the nation
Rodney Atkinson argues that the EU is a continuation of the fascist project. After WW2 the western elites have created a cartoon version of "fascism" - one that is racist and right-wing, whereas in truth Mussolini's fascism was supported by jews, and was considered to be socialist and progressive throughout the 1920s. It is the cartoon conception of fascism that allows the elite to disguise the fact that the west has been coming inexorably more fascist for 50 to 70 years.
Mosley's British fascists are alive and well. And they are revelling in the fact that Mosley's 1932 vision of a single European Nation is coming into being.
Fascism vs. Capitalism: The Central Ideological Conflict of Our Times
“Fascism” has become a term of general derision and rebuke. It is tossed casually in the direction of anything a critic happens to dislike.
But fascism is a real political and economic concept, not a stick with which to beat opponents arbitrarily. The abuse of this important word undermines its true value as a term referring to a very real phenomenon, and one whose spirit lives on even now.
Fascism is a specific ideology based on the idea that the state is the ideal organization for realizing a society’s and an individual’s potential economically, socially, and even spiritually.
The state, for the fascist, is the instrument by which the people’s common destiny is realized, and in which the potential for greatness is to be found. Individual rights, and the individual himself, are strictly subordinate to the state’s great and glorious goals for the nation. In foreign affairs, the fascist attitude is reflected in a belligerent chauvinism, a contempt for other peoples, and a society-wide reverence for soldiers and the martial virtues.
Lew Rockwell, in this new volume, examines the starkly contrasting systems of capitalism and fascism, noting pro-fascist trends in recent decades as well as the larger historical trends in the United States and internationally.
In Section One, Rockwell focuses on the nature of fascism and its influence in Western society, with a focus on American political and economic institutions.
In Section Two, Rockwell examines capitalism as the enemy of, and antidote to fascism.
Combining economics, history, and political philosophy, this book doesn’t just provide a diagnosis of what ails American and Western society, but also sheds light on how we might repair the damage that has been done, and with the help of the intellectual work of great minds like Murray Rothbard and Ron Paul, we might as a society shed the fascism of our times and look to freedom instead.
Contemporary elites conceal the support of Gertrude Stein for Hitler.
Collaboration of Stein and her brother Leo with the pro National Socialist Vichy government. Stein translated the jew-hating writings of Petain into English. Stein nominated Hitler for the Nobel Peace Prize.
“I say that Hitler ought to have the peace prize,” she says, “because he is removing all elements of contest and of struggle from Germany. By driving out the Jews and the democratic and Left elements, he is driving out everything that conduces to activity. That means peace.”
In the same year, the jewish lesbian avant-garde media-darling novelist, and admirer of Hitler, was invited to the White House for tea with Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt.
In 1934, Gertrude Stein was invited to the White House to have tea with Eleanor Roosevelt. Stein was on a triumphant lecture tour across the United States, following the success of her bestselling Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas and her fashionable opera Four Saints in Three Acts. The American press proclaimed, “Gertie is Gertie is Gertie!” In the thirties, Gertrude Stein was America’s quirky darling. http://www.tikkun.org/nextgen/why-the-witch-hunt-against-gertrude-s...
No wonder the US was so opposed to people like Chaplin pointing out that Hitler was a dictator. No wonder the US was so reluctant to go to war. It's clear that the elite's vision of Hitler in the 1930s was very different from what they would have us believe now.
Gertrude Stein claimed she stayed in Nazi-occupied France, because she was fussy about the quality of her food.
Why did Stein choose to stay in France during these dangerous times, when she was urged to leave both by American officials and by friends and members of her own family? As she explained it in “The Winner Loses,” an essay she wrote about the armistice and published in the Atlantic Monthly in November 1940, Stein was tempted to flee France for America but decided not to because of the assurances of local neighbors. Furthermore, she writes, “it would be awfully uncomfortable and I am fussy about my food.” http://www.neh.gov/humanities/2012/marchapril/feature/the-strange-p...
I guess the fear of jews being deported to gas chambers was not a prospect to her in 1940.
Why were so many prominent modernist writers and philosophers attracted to fascist or authoritarian regimes in the first half of the twentieth century? A list of those who were not—Samuel Beckett, James Joyce, Thomas Mann, and Robert Musil—pales in comparison to a list of those who were—Ezra Pound, William Butler Yeats, T. S. Eliot, Wyndham Lewis, Knut Hamsun, Paul de Man, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Filippo Marinetti, Martin Heidegger, Robert Brasillach, and a host of others. Add to the latter the name of Gertrude Stein, one of the most avant-garde of modernist writers in the English language, who was also—it turns out—a committed supporter of Philippe Pétain, head of state of the pro-Nazi collaborationist Vichy regime in France during the Second World War.
The only way the elite can defend Stein (and maintain the idea that fascism/nazism were always hated by "progressives" and were singularly anti-semitic) is by claiming that Stein must have been "ironic" when she said that Hitler should get the Nobel prize for peace. Yet her admiring Hitler and admiring Vichy France are entirely consistent. Her "ironically" hating Hitler and remaining in Vichy France are contradictions.
In order to square the circle of Stein translating Petain's speeches, her defenders insist she was someone who was eminently capable of writing straightforwardly. Yet to explain Stein nominating Hitler for the Nobel prize, we are told that those who know Stein's style would recognise her irony (i.e. her not communicating in a straightforward way).
Scottish nationalism is national socialism. It was then, it is now.
But the Left pick and choose which forms of national socialism they oppose.
IN APRIL 1933, the Union Debating Society of St Andrews University invited a German government language tutor, Otto Wagner, to propose the motion: “This House approves of the Nazi Party, and congratulates it on its splendid work in the reformation of Germany.”
According to the society’s annual report, “Herr Wagner overcame the language difficulties with such skill.” He was notably supported by the undergraduate George K Young, future spy chief and president of the anti-immigrant Monday Club. The minutes of the debate recorded that “the 75 members on the floor with a further 50 in the gallery” passed the motion with a clear majority. Wagner told his masters in London that the debate was widely reported in the Scottish press, and that the success of the motion contrasted with “anti-German” ones proposed elsewhere in Great Britain.
By May 1933, the National Socialists in Germany were clearing out all jewish books from university libraries and burning them. By August 1933 Heidegger established the Führer-principle at the university, and was subsequently appointed Führer of Freiburg University.
Here's a list of the chronology of the National Socialist persecution of jews.
The full scale of these attacks might not have been known in Scotland in 1933. But certainly the book-burning in May 1933 must have been reported. Also, we need to remember that in 1922 Churchill wrote an article on jews that most people would have no trouble believing had been written by Hitler in 1922. http://www.patriot.dk/churchill.html
Joe - whilst Ed West has written some good stuff on Islam etc, and whilst I don't go for the leftist angle of the SNP, he should be pulled up on this one ! - by "tenants right to buy", most ordinary Scots would regard this as meaning that long standing farming/crofting families, who have often been farming their land for many decades, if not generations, should be allowed to buy the land they work from the excessively large estates they rent them off.
Large estates have long been unpopular up here to to the power they wield and the often unpleasant and arrogant nature of the toffs (both English and Scottish - and for that matter, foreign investment companies) that own them, quite aside from other issues such as illegal poisoning of wildlife such as Golden Eagles and mass shooting of hares and the stifling of the traditional Scots birthright of "one for the pot" type hunting/poaching .... though to be fair, the leftists also did this with their ban on hunting with dogs.
There is an old Scots saying that goes along the lines of "There are 3 things of which a man should not be ashamed ; a stag from the hill, a fish(salmon) from the river, and a stick from the forest (firewood)" .... politicians of any colour should heed this well - you can't go against human nature.
By the way, whilst we are on the subject of suppressed traditions, one fact intentionally overlooked by both left and right is that Scotland's national bard Rabbi Burns, was also a keen hare coursing man ! so today he would be arrested as a criminal for practising his birthright in his homeland ! it is also the reason he wrote the poem "The Wounded Hare" as he thought shooting them was inhumane and unsporting - http://www.robertburns.org/works/258.shtml
The behaviour of contemporary sporting bodies is arguably worse than in 1930s. In 1936, the IOC was prepared to cancel the Olympics. But there's no sign of that now with the Sochi Olympics, nor with the upcoming World Cup.