Saturday, September 02, 2006
This is NOT World War II and "W" is NOT Churchill or FDR
If you liked Hitler's Germany you're going to love W's America. It's bad enough that we have to fight a war on terrorism against right wing, Islamic religious fanatics; now we have to fight a cultural war against the Latest incarnations of Hitler, Goering, and Goebbels in Bush, Rumsfeld and Rove. My God, when George W. Bush talks about religious fanatics trying to impose their values on others, he sounds as if he could be talking about the Radical Christian Reich which wants to impose its own peculiar brand of Christo-fascism (or, if you prefer, theo-sociopathy), on nearly 300 million Americans. And, let's remember--this is the same administration which used the terrorist attacks of 911 as an excuse to spy on fellow Americans--in much the same way that Hitler used the Reichstadt Fire to trample on the Wiemar Constitution.
First let's get something straight. When Bush and his fascist goons talk about appeasement during the 1930s, they are, in fact, talking about the America First movement, which, while widely popular at the time, was, for all intents and purposes, led by some of the most virulently anti-Semitic Republicans and right wing corporatists that the United States had ever known. Can you say Henry Ford? Do the initials IBM mean anything to you?
Second, the military situation that we saw in the 1940s was nothing like what we see in the year 2006. In the summer of 1942 Europe and Northern Africa were little more than Nazi playgrounds. Hitler's evil empire extended from France to the Southern Volga; from Norway to Egypt. German forces were threatening to overrun the Soviet Union. German U Boats were sinking allied supplies at a phenomenal rate. Imperial Japan had turnedthe Pacific Ocean into a Japanese lake. Large chunks of Asia had come under the heal of Imperial Japanese tyranny. Moreover, Japan had, only months earlier, bombed the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, temporarily reducing the US to a nonentity in the Pacific Ocean.
That said, the Bush Administration, by invading and occupying a sovereign country (which according to W's recent outburst, had no link to 911) has revealed itself as a political bastard child of Hitler and Mussolini, Not Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt.
This may come as a shock and a revelation to the two or three people in this country who still support this half-baked clique of psychopaths, but Blaire and Bush are not Churchill and Roosevelt. Churchill and Roosevelt actually had a grant strategy for victory; they were actually able to plan ahead and anticipate what the enemy would do. Adolf Hitler, on the other hand, began to believe in his own greatness, and eventually made the foolish mistake of dividing and over-extending his forces during the battle for Russia. In a similar vein, George W. Bush, who thinks he has been chosen by God (read, who has come to believe in his own greatness) has over extended our troops by waging wars in both, Afghanistan and Iraq, creating a situation in which we are bogged down in the former and in which our real enemy, the dreaded Taliban, is returning in the latter.
Worse yet, we also see a demented rehash of Nazi racial theories in this administration was well. Remember how the Reich Wing pundits on Am hate radio told us that Lebanese civilians were expendable> Remember the drum beat from the Administration and the rubber stamp congress that drummed home the bigoted message that we "have to fight them over there so we won't have to fight them over there?" Translated out of the GOP Orwellian into the every day vernacular, the genocidal Republicans in Washington really DO believe that White, Western, Christians are biologically superior to brown-skinned, Mid-Easterners. Bush may not be building a modern day Auschwitz--at least not yet--but he and his warmongering supporters sure do seem to experience wargasms whenever they talk or think about the torture, suffering, and dying of non-Christians with brown skins. And we won't even mention the way they reacted--or, rather, did NOT react--when a racially mixed American city was all but washed away by a Hurricane named Katrina.
And now the kicker--their foolish obsession over people with brown skin ignores the fact that Islamic terrorists comes in all shades of color; they have completely forgotten the fact that Iraq is only one Islamic nation, remaining oblivious to the fact that terrorist cells may well be growing outside the Middles East. Yup. Real intelligence there.
All in all Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld, and their authoritarian, lemming-like followers are engaging in classic projection. They know that they themselves are Christo-fascists, so they have to distract from this inconvenient fact by comparing their enemies to Hitler and themselves to Churchill and Roosevelt.