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FTR #908 Easy “E’s”: Eugenics, Euthanasia and Extermination (A Message from the Past to the Future)

With technological advances leading some analysts to conclude that the future will feature a largely “employment-free” world, the concept of a “universal basic income” has taken hold in some circles. Concluding that all people will be given a “workable” sum with which to live, adherents of the concept envision a quasi-utopian world. We fear the development of something far more dystopic.

With the continued popularity of the austerity agenda, despite strong evidence that it is counter-productive, we fear that a largely “employment-free” environment will lead to the elimination of human beings seen as “superfluous.” With physician-assisted suicide legislation gaining in many places, at the same time as the austerity agenda continues to be popular in elite economic and social planning circles, we should be on the alert for lethal, and altogether “final” solutions to the problem of large numbers of economically displaced people. The Third Reich’s extermination programs have been popularly viewed as aberration, an occurrence that was separate from “normal” political and historical events. This is not the case.

Murderous Nazi racial and social policy were the outgrowth of mainstream intellectual trends that are very much with us today. At the epicenter of the intellectual nexus underpinning the Nazi extermination programs are the overlapping international eugenics and international hygiene movements.

Program Highlights Include: The role of the Nazi euthanasia programs in training the hardened killers used at the extermination centers; the role of the Rockefeller Foundation in funding the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute’s eugenics programs; the role of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute in the genesis of the Nazi T-4 euthanasia program and the subsequent extermination programs of the Third Reich; the extensive official secrecy that shrouded the euthanasia programs from public view.


FTR #867 Because They Can, Part 3: Fireside Rant about Technocratic Fascism as “Cyber-Crowleyism”

Continuing discussion from FTR #866, we develop various manifestations of libertarian, technocratic fascism. Celebrated by Silicon Valley executives and elevated to power (in part), by EBay chief Pierre Omidyar, Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist/fascist government has been suppressing free speech, lauding Mahatma Gandhi’s killer as a patriot, murdering critics and turning a blind eye to lethal mob violence directed against Muslims for allegedly slaughtering cows. Capitalizing on Snowden’s activities, the very financial institutions that precipitated the 2008 financial collapse are employing a secure, end-to-end encryption messaging system that will enable them to evade regulatory scrutiny. The laissez-faire, corporatist economic philosophy embraced by Modi is at one with the values of Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, the Tea Party and the GOP as a whole, the advocates of Bitcoin, and the pirates of Wall Street. Program Highlights Include: a comparison of the social philosophies of Assange and Snowden with those of the SS; review of Modi’s move to undermine India’s child labor laws; review of the frightening possibilities of “smart contracts;” review of Bitcoin as “cyber-offshoring.”


FTR #831 The Elderly “Wouldn’t Be Fucking Help­less if You Weren’t Send­ing them Fucking Checks to Sit on their Ass and Lay in Hos­pi­tals all Day”: The GOP’s Assault on Social Security

The title of the program is a verbatim quote from Edward Snowden–the Peach Fuzz Fascist–in 2009. The GOP-controlled 114th Congress is attempting to implement Snowden’s views. In addition to highlighting Snowden’s ultra-reactionary views about abolishing Social Security and restoring the gold standard, the broadcast sets forth the GOP’s disingenuous statements about the Social Security disability program, exemplified by Rand Paul’s bald-faced lies about the nature of the program. After chronicling the GOP’s 80-year war on Social Security, going back to the early days of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s first term, the broadcast reviews the 1934 coup attempt by powerful, fascist industrial and financial interests. Those same plotters supported Mussolini’s “corporate state” and Hitler’s eugenics program, aimed at eliminating “useless bread gobblers.” Like Snowden, the 1934 coup plotters wanted to eliminate Social Security and restore the gold standard.


“Hurry Up and Die”: Taro Aso’s Pro-Eugenics Philosophy

In FTR #813, we noted the unabashedly pro-Hitler political philosophy of Japanese Minister Taro Aso, as well as similar views from other currently-serving Japanese officials. Aso is not shy about expressing his pro-eugenics philosophy as well, urging the elderly to “Hurry Up and Die.” In a Japanese manifestation of the Lebensporn concept, Aso is urging young people to have as many children as possible. All of the contents of this website as of 10/2/2014–Dave Emory’s 35+ years of research and broadcasting–as well as hours of videotaped lectures are available on a 32GB flash drive. Dave offers his programs and articles for free–your support is very much appreciated.


Update on “Clausewitzian Health Care”: A Nazi Heads Greek Health Ministry (EUthanasia)

With the country’s poverty-driven health care approximating a lethal, slow-motion eugenics program, Greece’s “Clausewitzian Economics” figures to accelerate with the appointment of Makis Voridis, a doctrinaire Nazi, to administer the Greek Health Ministry. As the German-dominated EMU and EU “bring the hammer down” on the European economy and citizenry, it is grimly fascinating to watch this hands-on application of Von Clausewitz’s theoretical principles.


“Clausewitzian” Health Care: Austeritywitz in Greece

We continue our coverage of the reality of “austerity” in Greece, mandated by the German-dominated EU. With German banks having precipitated the Eurozone crisis, the postscript is classic “war by other means,” as prescribed by Prussian military theoretician Carl von Clausewitz. The German-dominated Troika installed the fascist LAOS party in Greece, with no input from the citizens of that country–the cradle of democracy. Having assumed control of Greece’s health care system, German profit-driven institutions are instituting draconian measures, resulting in–among other things–A 40% INCREASE IN INFANT MORTALITY!


Knauer Later? History Is Repeating Itself in Europe (“Austeritywitz” Health Care)

We have discussed the relationship between eugenics, euthanasia, the Nazi T-4 program and the genocide that grew out of these. The T-4 program began with the state-authorized killing of a badly deformed infant named Knauer. Economically and emotionally stressful for his parents, “baby Knauer” became the test case and prototype for the Third Reich’s extermination programs. Recent legislative proposals in austerity-gripped Europe echo the Knauer case.


Austerity, Up Close and Personal, Part 2 “Austeritywitz”: German Elderly Being “Shipped to the East”

An aspect of Germany’s “austerity” diktat that has escaped notice and discussion concerns what Deutschland is doing with its poor, elderly people. Because of the expenses involved in caring for the these “undesirables,” they are being shipped “to the East.” We have seen this from Germany before. The uninitiated might be inclined to dismiss this as being of little significance. After all, they aren’t being killed, as they were under the Third Reich. Not yet, they aren’t. On the other hand, IF they were, who would report it? And with “austerity” the order of the day for the German-dominated EU, what will happen as the “expense” of dealing with the infirm increases?


Is there a Doctor in the Haus? (“Paging Dr. Mengele”)

“Angel of Death” Josef Mengele, known for his work at Auschwitz, found postwar success working for the Paraguayan Army Medical Corps. When the U.S. began experimenting with chemical agents for use in Vietnam, Mengele successfully treated soldiers accidentally sprayed with toxins.


The “Austere” Future: Death instead of Taxes?

Nazi extermination programs derived from mainstream social thinking. Will “austerity” produce same thing?