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What was, What is, and What’s Coming Next

by Open-Publishing - Sunday 28 November 2010

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By David Glenn Cox

Hindsight is 20/20, you can look back throughout history and choose any three events and the future becomes explained. The American Revolution 1776, the French Revolution 1789, the terror 1793 – Napoleon 1799.

The American Revolution financed in part by France, helped to deplete the French treasury in what Churchill called, “the first world war.” The depleted treasury exacerbated the domestic miseries of the French people, while the idea of republicanism fired their imaginations. A bloody overthrow of the ruling monarchy left in its place a government without a mechanism of govern. Mark Twain said, “To a man with a hammer everything looks like a nail.” To revolutionaries who gain power by blood, everyone looks like a suspect.

The Committee of Public Safety was established in 1793. That’s a nice name, isn’t it? Everyone want’s public safety and a committee, well, that’s sounds fair and sort of democratic, doesn’t it? One month later, after a bread riot in Paris, the committee passed the, Law of Suspects. The law called for the arrest of anyone whose conduct suggested that they might be supporters of tyranny or federalism. A law so loosely written and open to interpretation that in a country where paranoia reigns, all were guilty.

A careless word might lead to a denunciation to the committee. An argument with your landlord, a neighbor, or a bartender and that’s it for you. It reached the point of absurdity, if you referred to your neighbor or friend as anything other than “citizen” that could be construed as evidense that you didn’t support the revolution. New armies were created, to search the land far and wide for traitors until finally the country was spent. The people were exhausted from the blood letting and terror, they wanted someone to unify them and return to them, the glory of France.

The Great War 1914 -1918, the Treaty of Versailles 1919, the stock market crash of 1929.

The Great War began after Archduke Franz Ferdinand the heir to the Austro-Hungarian empire was assassinated in Serbia. The Austrians demanded that Serbia allow their police to investigate on Serbian soil and the Serbian’s refused as it violated their territorial sovereignty. Europe had used, even before the Napoleonic era, a series of military alliances to maintain the peace between large and small nations.

It all went horribly wrong, turning a regional conflict into a global conflict. Austria-Hungary was large territorially, but poor financially. Her military was large but disorganized, but they declared war against Serbia and a chain reaction occurred. The Central powers, Austria-Hungary, Germany, Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire (Ooh, Muslims) were obligated by treaty to back Austria-Hungary.

Serbia declared war on Austria-Hungary July 28, 1914. Russia allied with Serbia declared war August 1, 1914. England and France allied to Russia declared war August 4th. Four years of carnage and in the end France and Britain had been bled white but they were victorious. Germany was also bled white, her people were starving and the government had been pulling lead pipe up from the streets to make bullets. More than half of all the Central Powers casualties had been German. Germany was the most militarily advanced and most successful of the Central Powers but when the war ended, Germany had lost.

The Treaty of Versailles then held Germany responsible for the war. Imagine if Germany had won the war and held Britain or the United States solely responsible. Germany was forced to accept sole responsibility for causing the war. She was forced to make territorial concessions and pay war reparations equal to $400 billion dollars in current values. Germany’s economy was all ready flat on it’s back and it’s government in debt up to it’s eyeballs.

When Germany was unable to make reparation payments and the French occupied the Ruhr. Enter American banks, Charles G. Dawes led an international committee which suggested, a series of financial reforms to be implemented in Germany, including the backing of the mark with gold reserves as a means to stabilize the currency;

With the acceptance of the Dawes Plan in 1924, loans became available to Germany from American banks. The currency was stabilized, unemployment fell but it wasn’t a recovery, it was a bubble. The plan was due to be replaced with the Young plan negotiated by a team led by J.P. Morgan Jr. The stock market crash of 1929 led to the withdrawal of funds and a cancelling of credits, leaving Germany ten years after the war, no better off than the day after the shooting stopped.

The German people felt betrayed, forced to pay reparations, forced to give up territory, forced into poverty by foreign hands. They began to ask, did we lose on the battlefield or at the peace conference? The myth of traitors was born and just as during the French Revolution it caught fire. Germany had been done in by traitors, traitors who caused this prolonged misery of the German people. Who will return Germany to her greatness and her rightful place in Europe?

The Reichstag fire 1933, The Enabling Acts 1933, The Munich agreement 1938,

One month after Adolf Hitler was sworn in as chancellor of Germany, and two weeks after Joseph Geobbles had written in his diary that, “the Führer promises to burn the Communists out of Germany”, the German Reichstag building mysteriously caught fire. Of all the Nazi bigwigs to arrive on the scene, Herman Goering was last to arrive. What makes that unusual is that Goering lived directly across the street in the house of the Reichstag’s President. The same house with an access tunnel under the street and a private entrance into the Reichstag building.

Witnesses reported that Goering was out of breath and red faced when he arrived. He declared on the spot that the Communist were responsible and should all be shot on sight. Hitler was out of town, he always had a knack for being out of town or some place very public when such un-pleasantries occurred. When the Austrian Chancellor Dollfuss was murdered Hitler was at the opera. A witness in his box said, when Hitler received the news of his opponents murder he was giddy with excitement and then quickly calmed down and took on a dour expression.

After the fire, Hitler urged President Von Hindenburg to issue an emergency decree. They argued that the fire was the beginning of a Communist plot to overthrow the Government. Civil liberties were suspended, only temporarily of course, and mass arrests of Communist began. Since all the Communist delegates had been arrested the Nazi Party now held a clear majority in the parliament.

Marinus van der Lubbe a Dutch Communist who had been arrested the week before, after bragging in a bar of having set fires was charged with the crime. A special blue ribbon panel chosen to investigate the fire determined that it could not have been the work of one man alone, because several fires were set in different parts of the building at the same time. The panel also found that a great deal of accelerants had been used to start the fire.

Van der Lubbe was tried along with four other hastily gathered Communist suspects, but only Van der Lubbe was convicted. The prosecutions theory was that Van der Lubbe had used his shirt to start the fire. Such details were lost in the fury of the times, the government had declared him guilty. The press had declared him guilty. The government had declared Communists as enemies of the state and Van der Lubbe was executed.

The German people highly fearful, living under executive decree watched as the chancellor rose to the occasion to protect their freedom. Under the Enabling Acts Officially titled, “Law to Remedy the Distress of the People and the Nation.”

Article one- laws may be enacted outside of the constitution and outside the authority of individual German states.

Article two- laws may be enacted outside of the constitution by the federal government.

Article three-”Laws enacted by the Reich government shall be issued by the Chancellor and announced in the Reich Gazette.”

Article four- “Treaties of the Reich with foreign states which affect matters of Reich legislation shall not require the approval of the bodies of the legislature. The government of the Reich shall issue the regulations required for the execution of such treaties.”

Article five-This law takes effect with the day of its proclamation. It loses force on 1 April 1937 or if the present Reich government is replaced by another.

Well sure, it eliminated a free press, free speech, free assembly and sure it created a dictator, but that would all end in 1937 or whenever a new government took over. But listen to the nice speech,

“By its decision to carry out the political and moral cleansing of our public life, the Government is creating and securing the conditions for a really deep and inner religious life. The advantages for the individual which may be derived from compromises with atheistic organizations do not compare in any way with the consequences which are visible in the destruction of our common religious and ethical values. The national Government sees in both Christian denominations the most important factor for the maintenance of our society. It will observe the agreements drawn up between the Churches and the provinces; their rights will not be touched.”

He’s trying to defend the holy church and our Christian values against the onslaught of Godless Communists!

In 1943, during a banquet, a comment was made, “That we will never know who really set the Reichstag fire.” Herman Goering, said, “I do! I know, because I set it” and then slapped his knee.

When Adolf Hitler wrote his book Mein Kampf, it was a very clear road map to what he intended to do if he came to power. He was very explicit in his contempt for democratic powers. As long as the former corporal and failed painter was marching in the streets with flags and guys wearing brown shirts, it was acceptable to ignore him and his manic ratings. When however, he became the leader of Germany, it became somebodies job to read that book!

Even without reading the book, after the repudiation of the treaty of Versailles, the annexation of Austria, after the murder of it’s president. The Munich agreement consigned Czechoslovakia to destruction and guaranteed the next chapter of aggression and world war that followed through appeasement. What British Prime Minister Chamberlain claimed would be, “Peace in our time” guaranteed the opposite.

The 2000 Election, 9-11, The TSA

The disputed Presidential election of 2000 was decided by a vote of the United States Supreme Court in favor of the Republican candidate. The Republican had sought relief, claiming his equal protection under the law rights had been violated, due to different vote counting standards in the disputed counties of Florida. The Florida state Supreme Court had ruled that under Florida law the counting should continue despite the different standards. The Constitution of the United States declares elections to be the sole province of the states. The Supreme Court overruled that and then added, just this once.

On September 11, 2001 aircraft struck the two World Trade Center towers and three buildings collapsed.

In 2000, a think tank with ties to the Republican party issued a position paper,

[What we require is] a military that is strong and ready to meet both present and future challenges; a foreign policy that boldly and purposefully promotes American principles abroad; and national leadership that accepts the United States’ global responsibilities. Of course, the United States must be prudent in how it exercises its power. But we cannot safely avoid the responsibilities of global leadership of the costs that are associated with its exercise. America has a vital role in maintaining peace and security in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.”

“Section V of Rebuilding America’s Defenses, entitled "Creating Tomorrow’s Dominant Force", includes the sentence: "Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event––like a new Pearl Harbor"

The key authors of this paper are Richard B. Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz and Scooter Libby.

The Patriot Act was signed into law five weeks after September 11, 2001 Officially titled, “Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001” That’s a nice title, isn’t it?

It expanded police powers, reduced restrictions on police searches, it expanded the definition of terrorism to just about anything you might want it to be. Your records, your house, your person can be searched. Your phone can be tapped, your medical prescriptions checked. In short, the government can search any aspect of your life they want without restraint.

All because we are fighting terrorism and the original USA Patriot Act even included the prayer of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the Archbishop of Washington, for we are a godly people.

In 2003, the Department of Homeland Security was created, it absorbed Immigration and Naturalization and in just seven years is the third largest cabinet department with control over twenty two separate government agencies. Among these are the Transportation Safety Administration. Their job is to protect us as we move around the country. They have plans to keep you safe, why just look at their web site, http://www.tsa.gov/ at the bottom of the page you will see how the TSA has protected your safety by arresting 14 passengers just this week after investigations of suspicious behavior or fraudulent travel documents.

“And, finally, please continue praying for the victims of terror and their families, for those in uniform, and for our great country. Prayer has comforted us in sorrow, and will help strengthen us for the journey ahead.
Tonight I thank my fellow Americans for what you have already done and for what you will do. And ladies and gentlemen of the Congress, I thank you, their representatives, for what you have already done and for what we will do together.” George W. Bush