When “The New York Times” takes note of the rise of fascism in America, you know things are getting very bad indeed. On successive days (Friday, 12/11 and Saturday, 12/12 of 2015), the Times featured two op-ed columns in each edition discussing the rise of fascism in Europe and the United States. Furthermore, one column noted the fixation by ISIS, the Hindu nationalist fascists in power in India and others on a mythical, idealized past. The broadcast recaps Peter Levenda’s analysis of the role of atavism in fueling fascist ideology. Longing for a mythical, idealized past free of the entanglements of the present, fascists of various types scapegoat those whom they view as having polluted society. Program Highlights Include: Donald Trump’s association with Helene Von Damm (protege of Eichmann superior and CIA officer Otto von Bolschwing); Trump’s association with Joseph McCarthy aide Roy Cohn; Trump’s association with former Axis spy Norman Vincent Peale; the assistance given Joe McCarthy’s witch hunts by a U.S. intelligence network drawing on the skills of SS officers and led by Karl Wolff (Heinrich Himmler’s personal adjutant.)
In this program, we continue our intermittent examination of areas of overlap between the New Age and fascism. In FTR #873, we examined how the Atlantis myth has fed directly into Nazi occultism and “polygenesis,” a key feature of scientific racism. Inextricably linked with the notion of space aliens having spawned the “Aryan race,” the concept of Atlantis has spawned the enterprise of J.Z. Knight, aka “Ramtha.” Purporting to be the channeled spirit of a 35,000-year-old Atlantean/Lemurian warrior, Ramtha/Knight have disseminated a racist, anti-Semitic philosophy. Next, we turn to examination of a major constellation in the New Age firmament–the Institute of Noetic Sciences. Based in Petaluma, California, the institute was co-founded by SS officer, Third Reich and NASA rocket scientist and Project Paperclip import Werner von Braun. Another of the co-founders is former EXXON executive Paul Temple, who also is deeply involved with Abraham Vereide’s Fellowship Foundation. In FTR #697, we examined the strong connections between Vereide’s group, the Third Reich and post-war Underground Reich-connected elements. After examining Josef F. Blumrich, a key NASA official and alumnus of the Third Reich’s aerospace industry who advocates contact between the ancients and UFOs/space aliens, we conclude with a re-broadcast of FTR #170, detailing “The Nine.” Overlapping many aspects of the New Age, The Nine purport to be the ancient gods of Egypt, extraterrestrials and many other manifestations of the New Age. Apparently evolved from elements of the intelligence community’s mind control programs, The Nine also reinforce the concept of polygenesis.
The gulf between Nazism and the so-called New Age might seem to be so wide as to be unbridgeable. Sadly, that is not the case.
At the core of Nazi belief was occultism, drawing on Pan-Germanic mythology deriving from the Thule Society, ariosophy, elements of Hindu religious doctrine and more commonly recognizable belief systems such as astrology. The SS Ahnenerbe drew together many of these threads and anointed them with a mantle of respectability. As a result, New Age sects and religion have frequently dovetailed with elements of Nazi and fascist philosophy.
We introduce the theme of the program with discussion of some huge works of art in Kazakhstan. Note that an analyst referred dismissively to the notion that these were built by ancient astronauts linked to Hitler, Atlantis, the Hyperboreans, Lemuria and/or any number of common focal points of Nazi occultism. One of the principle features of the “Nazi/Atlantis/New Age synthesis” is a fundamentally racist concept called “polygenesis.” Inherent in the contention that parts of the human species originated from outer space, Atlantis, etc., polygenesis is central to the “scientific racism” propagated by eugenicists and their Nazi pupils. Among the edifices sited by occult polygenesis advocates is Tiwanaku in Bolivia, seen by SS officer Edmund Kiss as proof of the settlement of Latin America by “Aryans” from Atlantis, Hyperborea, Lemuria etc.
The notion of an ancient, Aryan-controlled past brought low by “sub-humans,” (generally grouped around “Da Joos”) recalls a common feature of fascism–a preoccupation with a long-gone, idealized past. The program highlights the political and religious philosophy of “esoteric Nazism,” a subject we will explore in our next program as well. One of the prime exponents of “esoteric Nazism” was Miguel Serrano, a Chilean Nazi who was also discussed in our conversations with Peter Levenda.
Fusing traditional Nazi anti-Semitism with various occult strains, Serrano posited that the Nazis and Hitler were the manifestation of an otherworldly and superior civilization which would ultimately triumph after an apocalyptic, catastrophic war involving UFOs, Aryans from Antarctica, “Hyperborea” etc. The Nazi/New Age/Atlantis theory pre-supposes a mythic, idealized past and exemplifies the notion of Nazism as a cult–a form of weaponized religion.
Previously, we have mused about GOP promotion for the Burning Man Arts Festival and the possibility that “Haight Ashbury II”–as we dubbed it–might actually be another “op” with elements of the intelligence community and organized crime collaborating to experiment on the unwitting adherents of the so-called counter-culture. Now, we learn that none other than Grover Norquist is planning on attending this year’s gathering.
J.Z. Knight (right) has built a successful organization by claiming to channel an ancient “Atlantean/Lemurian” Warrior named Ramtha. In addition to lubricating the spiritual cognition of her acolytes with copious amounts of wine, Knight/Ramtha has disseminated profoundly disparaging views of various groups, including gays, Mexicans, Jews and organic farmers. Knight/Ramtha’s views have found resonance on the Stormfront website, arguably the leading neo-Nazi and white supremacist website.
NB: this description contains information not included in the original broadcast. In FTR #760, we examined the techno-libertarian, Ludwig von Mises milieu-affiliated nature of the bitcoin phenomenon. Quite possibly developed by elements of German intelligence and the Underground Reich, bitcoins are not only vulnerable to “tape-painting,” but can be stolen by hackers. Someone operating under the name “Kuwabakatake Sanjuro” has begun a bitcoin-funded, online assassination consortium called “The Assassination Market.” His project was inspired by the “disclosures” of Snowden.
Alleged mastermind of the Silk Road online clandestine funding/merchandising network, Ross Ulbricht is a devotee of Ron Paul and the Ludwig von Mises school of social and economic theory. Both Ron Paul and the Ludwig von Mises Institute are the polar opposite of what their libertarian adherents appear to advocate.
The investigation into a recent cyberattack has highlighted an eccentric, brilliant programmer named Sven Olaf Kamphuis, a citizen of the Netherlands. Kamphuis emphatically denies that he was in any way involved in the attacks and no charges have been filed. What interests us are some aspects of Mr. Kamphuis’s outlook that suggest the possibility that he might be what we have termed “Cyber-Wandervogel.”
Italy’s recent elections saw the Five Stars Movement of comedian Beppe Grillo winning a share of the vote that will enable it to play a key role in forming the next coalition government. There are indications of the party’s sympathy for fascism and neo-fascism. Not surprisingly, Grillo appears to be anti-Semitic as well.
With the nation and much of the world focused on the gruesome shootings in Newtown, Connectcut, we revisit the topic of the schoolyard shootings. In past programs, we have noted that a number of the [alleged] perpetrators of the school shootings have links to Nazi and white supremacist groups. A form of terrorism, these massacres destabilize society, leading to the popular sentiment for “order.” Endorsed by some elements of popular culture, the schoolyard shootings are functioning in a manner analogous to the Fritz Haarmann incident in Weimar Germany. That serial murder of more than a hundred juveniles, whose corpses were butchered and baked into meat pies, discredited the authorities of Weimar Germany, helping to sow sentiment that would benefit the Nazis.