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FTR #856 Libertarianism, White Supremacy and Leaderless Resistance

This pro­gram revis­its infor­ma­tion con­cern­ing the rela­tion­ship between out­right fas­cists and racists grouped under the lib­er­tar­ian polit­i­cal ban­ner and the “lead­er­less resis­tance” strat­egy. This libertarian/fascist nexus embod­ies the polit­i­cal forces with which Edward Snow­den is allied. With Dylann Roof’s appar­ent exe­cu­tion of the Charleston church mas­sacre and other, less-publicized inci­dents, we have expe­ri­enced the rav­ages of killers oper­at­ing as “lone wolves” and, yet, inspired by and act­ing in con­cert with, ide­o­log­i­cal vec­tors dis­sem­i­nated through the inter­net and other media. Snow­den polit­i­cal idol Ron Paul and leak­ing jour­nal­ist of choice Glenn Green­wald are key play­ers in the libertarian/fascist milieu, with Ron Paul and his racist newslet­ters hav­ing cod­i­fied much of the vio­lence we have seen since and which inspired Dylann Roof and oth­ers. Glenn Green­wald ran legal inter­fer­ence for the lead­er­less resis­tance strat­egy, obtain­ing rul­ings that free Nazi and white suprema­cist advo­cates from pos­si­ble civil lia­bil­ity for inspir­ing acts like the Charleston mas­sacre. Among the libertarian/fascist activists on the scene is Jef­frey Tucker, who helped write Ron Paul’s newslet­ters and is listed as a found­ing mem­ber of the League of the South. An appar­ent influ­ence on Dylann Roof was Nazi leader and fic­tion author Harold Cov­ing­ton, who espouses the goal of estab­lish­ing the Pacific Nortrhwest as an “Aryan” home­land for Nazis and white suprema­cists. Covington’s nov­els, like those of Green­wald client the National Alliance, are intended as “instruc­tional” mate­r­ial. Pro­gram High­lights Include: the burn­ing of numer­ous African-American churches in the wake of the Charleston mas­sacre; the dis­missal of any notion that the burn­ings con­sti­tute acts of ter­ror; review of the 16th Bap­tist Church bomb­ing and con­nec­tions between that event and the assas­si­na­tion of Mar­tin Luther King; Nazi and white suprema­cist activ­ity in Ore­gon; a Ger­man indus­tri­al­ist named Folker’s pur­chase of vast amounts of land in the Pacific North­west; Folker’s links to Rick Boehlke, an appar­ent eco­nomic pro­tege; Boehlke’s sig­nif­i­cant oper­a­tional links to Rudi Dekkers and the milieu of Mohammed Atta in Florida; Lafayette (LA) John Houser’s espousal of Nazi and white suprema­cist ideology.


FTR # 855: Greek Tragedy, Part 3

Fol­low­ing Germany’s imple­men­ta­tion of an aus­ter­ity pro­gram on Greece that offi­cially and as a mat­ter of course negates Greek national sov­er­eignty and democ­racy, we exam­ine that agree­ment and the his­tory that led up to it. Even rel­a­tively con­ser­v­a­tive Amer­i­can and Euro­pean observers are label­ing the devel­op­ment a “coup” against Greek democ­racy. We would call it a for­eign occu­pa­tion by Ger­many. The events in Europe can only be under­stood in terms of the exe­cu­tion of a con­sum­mately bril­liant, cyn­i­cal plan to imple­ment Ger­man polit­i­cal and eco­nomic hege­mony through a series of wars and what Von Clause­witz called “Post-wars.” The con­ti­nu­ity of Ger­man polit­i­cal, mil­i­tary and eco­nomic pol­icy through decades and across a chal­leng­ing diver­sity of events is far-sighted and rig­or­ous. Pro­gram High­lights Include: Ger­man Finance Min­is­ter Wolf­gang Schauble’s use of Third Reich cross-border sub­ver­sion spe­cial­ist Theodor Veiter as a key adviser on Euro­pean eco­nomic affairs; the explicit con­trol of Greece’s eco­nomic affairs by “the insti­tu­tions” [of Ger­many and the EU]; Schauble’s appar­ent goal of dri­ving Greece out of the Euro­zone; Germany’s suc­cess­ful eva­sion of its World War II debt; an overview of the evo­lu­tion of Friedrich List’s blue­print for eco­nomic and polit­i­cal con­trol of Europe and the world; review of the troika’s impo­si­tion of a 2011 Greek coali­tion gov­ern­ment that included the fas­cist LAOS party; the fun­da­men­tally dif­fer­ent approach of Ger­man cor­po­ra­tions to car­tel agree­ments from that of their inter­na­tional partners/competitors.


FTR #854 The Underground Reich and the Obverse Oswald: Update on the Adventures of Eddie the Friendly Spook

Return­ing once again to “L’Affaire Snow­den,” we note the reveal­ingly pro­found dis­con­ti­nu­ities in this event and the key char­ac­ters involved. We also revisit some of the key fea­tures of what appears to have been an Under­ground Reich intel­li­gence oper­a­tion. Far from being “shocked, shocked” by the Snow­den mate­r­ial, the Ger­man BND (suc­ces­sor orga­ni­za­tion to the Rein­hard Gehlen spy out­fit) HELPED the NSA spy on for­eign lead­ers. The Snow­den “op” also serves as a ratio­nal­iza­tion for Europe’s assault on Amer­i­can Big Tech and a push for cen­sor­ship of the Inter­net. As the New York Stock Exchange, United Air­lines and the Wall Street Jour­nal simul­ta­ne­ously expe­ri­enced what were described as tech­ni­cal glitches, we note that the “Anony­mous” hacker group (who­ever they are) fore­shad­owed the event. Pro­gram High­lights Include: Elec­tronic Fron­tier Foun­da­tion John Perry Barlow’s work as Dick Cheney’s cam­paign man­ager; the EFF’s links to Snow­den and the hacker encharged with secur­ing Glenn Greenwald’s com­puter; the EFF’s work shilling for Big Tobacco; Glenn Greenwald’s work shilling for Big Tobacco; alle­ga­tions that the Snow­den leak com­pro­mised Amer­i­can and British spies to Russ­ian and Chi­nese intel­li­gence; the fact that one of the peo­ple with “root access” to the OPM data base was in Argentina (an epi­cen­ter of the Under­ground Reich).


FTR #853 Walkin’ the Snake at Babi Yar: Update on the Ukraine Crisis

Once again, we revisit the sce­nario pre­sented in the Nazi tract “Serpent’s Walk.” Sup­pos­edly a novel, the book deals with a Nazi takeover of the U.S. in the mid-21st cen­tury by the SS, who have gained eco­nomic influ­ence in the opinion-forming media and stood the polit­i­cal and his­tor­i­cal record of World War Ii on its head. We are see­ing this in Ukraine, where both pres­i­dents Yuschenko and Poroshenko vis­ited the site of the Babi Yar mas­sacres, in order to honor the OUN/B exe­cu­tion­ers who helped per­pe­trate the atroc­ity. Con­tem­po­rary Ukraine is also see­ing the atroc­i­ties com­mit­ted by OUN/B and the UPA being offi­cially denied and pro­tected from crit­i­cism by new crim­i­nal laws. Sup­port­ers of OUN and UPA are deny­ing their par­tic­i­pa­tion in the Lvov pogrom of 1941, despite clear his­tor­i­cal evi­dence of their role. Con­tem­po­rary anti-Semitism in Ukraine is being dis­sem­i­nated by the MAUP orga­ni­za­tion, which runs the largest pri­vate uni­ver­sity in Ukraine. Pro­gram High­lights Include: David Duke’s teach­ing role at the MAUP-funded uni­ver­sity; Julian Assange aide Joran Jer­mas aka “Israel Shamir,” who is part of the MAUP orbit; a march by OUN/B suc­ces­sor orga­ni­za­tion Pravy Sek­tor call­ing for a resump­tion of hos­til­i­ties in the East; review of the role of the Nachti­gall (“Nightin­gale”) group in the Lvov pogrom; review of the mas­sive and well-connected Ukrain­ian fas­cist pres­ence in the U.S. prior to World War II; the draft­ing of the new Ukrain­ian law crim­i­nal­iz­ing crit­i­cism of OUN and UPA by Yuri Shukhevych, the son of Roman Shukhevych, the head of UPA.


FTR #852 “Think Different”–The Foxes Aren’t Guarding the Henhouse, They ARE the Henhouse: Update on the Adventures of Eddie the Friendly Spook

In addi­tion to a fur­ther explo­ration of Big Tech and the remark­able advances they are bring­ing to fruition, this pro­gram cements the polit­i­cal and ide­o­log­i­cal con­ti­nu­ity between the polit­i­cal ele­ments inspir­ing Dylan Roof and the Charleston shoot­ing and the polit­i­cal forces embod­ied in Ron Paul (Edward Snowden’s polit­i­cal idol) and Glenn Green­wald, Snowden’s leak­ing jour­nal­ist of choice. Just as Cit­i­zen Green­wald worked pro bono (as an attor­ney) to pro­tect Nazi orga­ni­za­tions from civil judg­ments against them for advo­cat­ing may­hem, Ron Paul helped to set the polit­i­cal and ide­o­log­i­cal tem­plate for Dylann Roof’s mas­sacre. We note that the very “lib­er­tar­i­ans” who are sup­port­ive of Snowden–such as Ron Paul financier Peter Thiel–are also deeply involved with sur­veil­lance of cit­i­zens. A Koch Brothers-funded orga­ni­za­tion, Stu­dents For Lib­erty, recently hon­ored Edward Snow­den and Ron Paul. Much of the pro­gram high­lights why we are strongly sup­port­ive of NSA, warts and all. Facial recog­ni­tion tech­nol­ogy devel­oped by pri­vate firms like Microsoft, Google and Face­book are more accu­rate than any­thing the gov­ern­ment has devel­oped. Who is reg­u­lat­ing the deploy­ment of this tech­nol­ogy? The pro­gram explores the abil­ity of hack­ers to use smart­phone tech­nol­ogy to hijack air­craft in flight. Much of the con­clu­sion of the broad­cast high­lights the stun­ning advances in health-monitoring tech­nol­ogy under devel­op­ment by Apple and Google. Google also helped finance the Com­pet­i­tive Enter­prise Insti­tute, as did the Koch broth­ers and Face­book. The CEI was one of the dri­ving forces behind the most recent [defeated] chal­lenge to the Afford­able Care Act. Would you trust Google, or Face­book, with your most inti­mate health infor­ma­tion? The pro­gram con­cludes with a warn­ing that hack­ers could inter­dict some of this health-monitoring tech­nol­ogy, with poten­tially mur­der­ous results.


FTR #851 Technocratic Fascism and Post-Reaganoid Political Dementia: Update on the Adventures of Eddie the Friendly Spook

Updat­ing “L’Affaire Snow­den,” this pro­gram ana­lyzes the fun­da­men­tal political/ideological prin­ci­ples that unite Eddie the Friendly Spook (Snow­den) with the cor­po­rate enti­ties com­pris­ing “Big Tech.” Tak­ing advan­tage of the notion that “gov­ern­ment is bad, but cor­po­ra­tions are good” (“post-Reaganoid polit­i­cal demen­tia”), many of the indi­vid­u­als and com­pa­nies in the tech world are pur­su­ing and achiev­ing goals that are fun­da­men­tally anti­thet­i­cal to demo­c­ra­tic prin­ci­ples. Fun­da­men­tal to the dis­cus­sion is a bril­liant analy­sis by David Golum­bia in “Uncomputing.org” that dis­tills the essence of “tech­no­cratic fascism”–the polit­i­cal and social phi­los­o­phy that unites “coders”–Snowden, Assange and hack­ers of all stripes–with the cor­po­rate giants of Big Tech. Build­ing on a view­point sim­i­lar to that expressed in “The Decline of the West,” by Oswald Spen­gler (a text fun­da­men­tal to much of 20th cen­tury fas­cism), they con­tend that soci­ety is bro­ken, the polit­i­cal process is bro­ken, and there­fore they have the right–expressed as “nat­ural law”–to do what­ever they think is best. Demo­c­ra­tic poli­ties are to have no say in their actions, regard­less of the poten­tial con­se­quences for the mem­bers of those poli­ties. They do not feel that they need “the con­sent of the gov­erned.” Pro­gram high­lights include: the pres­ence at the exclu­sive elite gath­er­ing of the Bilder­berg­ers of key Sil­i­con Val­ley techies includ­ing Peter Thiel and Alex Karp of Palan­thir; review of the rela­tion­ship between Ron Paul–Snowden’s polit­i­cal idol–and Thiel; the pres­ence of Third Reich alumni in the Bilder­berger gath­er­ings; the anti-labor prac­tices of Big Tech; the role of Big Tech in financ­ing extreme right can­di­dates like Ted Cruz; the drive by the Indian gov­ern­ment of Naren­dra Modi (whose elec­tion was aided by EBay’s Pierre Omid­yar) to under­mine India’s laws against child labor, a syn­op­tic overview of the key ele­ments of our analy­sis of The Adven­tures of Eddie the Friendly Spook.


FTR #850 Update on Fascism in Ukraine

Con­tin­u­ing our analy­sis of the resus­ci­ta­tion of Ukrain­ian fas­cism, we note the ongo­ing role of unabashed, cel­e­bra­tory heirs of the OUN/B in that unfor­tu­nate coun­try. Fol­low­ing an announce­ment by Ukrain­ian inte­rior min­is­ter Arsen Avakov that per­son­nel from the 173rd Air­borne Brigade would begin train­ing of the Nazi Azov Bat­tal­ion on April 20th (Hitler’s Birth­day), the U.S. House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives voted not to arm that unit. They made no objec­tion to the ele­va­tion of Pravy Sek­tor leader Dymtro Yarosh to be an adviser to the head of the Ukrain­ian army. Head of one of the explicit polit­i­cal heirs to the OUN/B in Ukraine, Yarosh led his fol­low­ers in an attack on a gay rights parade in Kiev. Pravy Sek­tor has also func­tioned as an enforcer for Ihor Kolo­moyskyi, one of Ukraine’s most impor­tant oli­garchs. Kolomoyskyi’s pri­mary place of busi­ness is the Ukrain­ian province of Odessa, which will now be gov­erned by Geor­gian expa­tri­ate Mikhail Saakashvili. Unable to return to Geor­gia because of crimes he appar­ently com­mit­ted there, Saakashvili was very “busi­ness friendly” to the Pri­vat com­pa­nies con­trolled by Kolo­moyskyi. Pro­gram High­lights Include: Ukraine’s move to stan­dard­ize its mil­i­tary to NATO require­ments; the re-routing of infor­ma­tion on nuclear weapons from the UK to Ukraine; a threat by Prime Min­is­ter Yat­senyuk to halt Ukraine’s pay­ments to cred­i­tors; charges against Yat­senyuk that he embez­zled up to 325 mil­lion dol­lars; Petro Poroshenko’s threat to invade Crimea; the appar­ent sys­tem­atic assas­si­na­tion of polit­i­cal oppo­nents and crit­ics of the Poroshenko regime.


FTR #849 Walkin’ the Snake in Ukraine, Part 6

In the Nazi Tract “Serpent’s Walk,” the descen­dants of the SS take over the U.S. in the mid-21st cen­tury after gain­ing con­trol of the opinion-forming media and per­vert­ing his­tory and polit­i­cal sci­ence to por­tray the Third Reich as good guys. The Ukrain­ian cri­sis has pro­duced a sim­i­lar phe­nom­e­non. Both in Ukraine and in the world at large, the heirs to the OUN/B Third Reich allies gov­ern­ing that unfor­tu­nate coun­try are being por­trayed as “democ­rats” and even “heroes.” By the same token, those will­ing to accu­rately por­tray the pro-Bandera ele­ments con­trol­ling Ukraine as the fas­cists that they clearly are face cen­sor­ship and being labeled as dupes of “Putin/Russia/Kremlin.” Ukraine has passed a law crim­i­nal­iz­ing the [accu­rate] label­ing of the OUN/B, Stephan Ban­dera, the UPA [OUN/B’s mil­i­tary wing] and its war crim­i­nal com­man­der Roman Shukhevych as allies of Nazi Ger­many. At the same time,an “infor­ma­tion war­fare” unit of the Ukrain­ian state (headed by a sophis­ti­cated and worldly-wise) U.S. intel­li­gence oper­a­tive named Joel Hard­ing is paint­ing blogs, and out­lets and per­son­al­i­ties crit­i­cal of the Maidan forces as tools of the Krem­lin. Emblem­atic of this political/intellectual per­ver­sion is the anoint­ing of a young female Nazi mem­ber of the Aidar “pun­isher bat­tal­ion” as the “Joan of Arc” of Ukraine. Pro­gram high­lights include:the Canada-based “Ukrain­ian Weekly“‘s pro­pa­ganda offen­sive against cul­tural fig­ures crit­i­cal of the Ukrain­ian gov­ern­ment; pro­pos­als for a neo-McCarthyism directed against crit­ics of U.S. pol­icy toward Ukraine, the grant­ing of [Ukrain­ian] gov­ern­ment pen­sions to sur­viv­ing mem­bers of the UPA.


FTR #848 Walkin’ the Snake in the Baltic States

In the Nazi tract “Serpent’s Walk,” the SS goes under­ground, build up their eco­nomic mus­cle, gain con­trol of the opinion-forming media and, ulti­mately, take over the United States and the world, revers­ing polit­i­cal and his­tor­i­cal real­ity. In the Baltic states (as in Ukraine), we are see­ing just such a per­ver­sion of the polit­i­cal and his­tor­i­cal record. In Latvia, Lithua­nia and Esto­nia, vet­er­ans of the Waf­fen SS are suc­ceed­ing in por­tray­ing them­selves as “free­dom fight­ers,” as well as cast­ing the his­tory of World War II in a Nazi ide­o­log­i­cal frame­work. Fur­ther­more, they are impart­ing their ide­o­log­i­cal and oper­a­tional wis­dom to a younger gen­er­a­tion of Nazis. All of this is occur­ring with the acqui­es­cence of the EU, despite the fact that such activ­i­ties are against that body’s laws. The pro­gram con­cludes with a look at the pro­jec­tion of World War Ii fas­cists into Lithua­nia by ele­ments of U.S. intel­li­gence dur­ing the con­clu­sion of the Cold War, set­ting the stage for what is tak­ing place now.


FTR #847 Interview (#10) with Peter Levenda about “The Hitler Legacy”

In this broad­cast, we con­tinue to “Fol­low the Money” and ana­lyze its pri­mary role in the per­pet­u­a­tion of Nazism and its atten­dant method­olo­gies and resul­tant ills. Peter notes that the post­war Nazi Under­ground con­sti­tuted a “government-in-exile” and “an army in exile.” “Fol­low­ing the money” moved by what Mr. Emory calls The Under­ground Reich inevitably leads to Fran­cois Genoud, Hjal­mar Schacht and the exten­sive post­war Nazi con­nec­tions to Mid­dle East­ern anti-colonial, anti-Israel and ter­ror­ist milieux. The Third Reich and its post­war under­ground man­i­fes­ta­tion directly impacted, inter­sected with, and formed the oper­a­tional tem­plate for, many of the world’s ter­ror­ist orga­ni­za­tions. Recap­ping pre­vi­ous dis­cus­sion of the Third Reich as a “cult” or spir­i­tual move­ment, Peter notes that this “Under­ground Reich” not only is a par­al­lel entity to con­tem­po­rary Islamist ter­ror groups, but has actively dove­tailed with them. Pro­gram high­lights include: ter­ror­ists’ abuse of the ancient hawala sys­tem of money trans­fer; dis­cus­sion of the Bank Al-Taqwa; the use of Islamists against China; analy­sis of the “Tri-Border” area in Latin Amer­ica; Germany’s return to power in Europe.