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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?