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The tag '1934 Coup' is associated with 28 posts.

Memorial Day Weekend Broadcast: Sunday, May 26th and Monday, May 27th

On Sun­day 5/26/2019 from 11 a.m. (Pacif­ic Time) until 7pm, and on Mon­day, 5/27/2019 from 10am until 7pm, KFJC-FM will fea­ture hours of pro­gram­ming doc­u­ment­ing the pro­found con­nec­tions of U.S. indus­try and finance to the fas­cist pow­ers of World War II. In the decades since the end of the Sec­ond World War, much has been writ­ten about the war and fas­cism, the dri­ving force behind the aggres­sion that pre­cip­i­tat­ed that con­flict. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, much of what has been said and writ­ten has failed to iden­ti­fy and ana­lyze the caus­es, nature and method­ol­o­gy of fascism—German Nation­al Social­ism or “Nazism” in par­tic­u­lar. A deep­er, more accu­rate analy­sis was pre­sent­ed in pub­lished lit­er­a­ture, par­tic­u­lar­ly vol­umes pub­lished dur­ing, or in the imme­di­ate after­math of, the Sec­ond World War. . . . . Fas­cism (Nazism in par­tic­u­lar) was an out­growth of glob­al­iza­tion and the con­struc­tion of inter­na­tion­al monop­o­lies (car­tels). Key to under­stand­ing this phe­nom­e­non is analy­sis of the Webb-Pomerene act, leg­is­lat­ed near the end of the First World War. A loop­hole in the Anti-trust leg­is­la­tion of 1914, it effec­tive­ly legal­ized the for­ma­tion of cartels—international monopolies—for firms that were barred from domes­tic monop­o­lis­tic prac­tices. Decry­ing what they viewed as exces­sive and restric­tive “reg­u­la­tion” here in the Unit­ed States, U.S.-based transna­tion­al cor­po­ra­tions invest­ed their prof­its from the indus­tri­al boom of the 1920’s abroad, pri­mar­i­ly in Japan and Ger­many. This process might well be viewed as the real begin­ning of what is now known as “glob­al­iza­tion.” This rein­vest­ment of the prof­its of the Amer­i­can indus­tri­al boom of the 1920’s in Japan­ese and Ger­man strate­gic heavy indus­try was the cap­i­tal that drove the engines of con­quest that sub­dued both Europe and Asia dur­ing World War II. On Sun­day, we will high­light the Amer­i­can-Ger­man indus­tri­al axis and its var­i­ous man­i­fes­ta­tions. On Mon­day, we will explore the Amer­i­can-Japan­ese indus­tri­al axis.


FTR #920 The Trumpenkampfverbande, Part 3: The Underground Reich Emerges Into Plain View

QUICK: How many Pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates can you name who kept a book of Adolf Hitler’s speech­es by their bed­side? Don­ald Trump does. For many years, what Mr. Emory terms “The Under­ground Reich” has been a fun­da­men­tal point of dis­cus­sion and analy­sis in these broad­casts and posts. In the third pro­gram ana­lyz­ing the Don­ald Trump cam­paign, we exam­ine the “Trumpenkampfver­bande,” its polit­i­cal antecedents and adher­ents. Exem­pli­fy­ing, and net­work­ing with, gen­er­a­tions of fas­cists and fas­cist orga­ni­za­tions, the Trumpenkampfver­bande embod­ies the emer­gence of the Under­ground Reich into plain view. A sig­na­ture ele­ment of Trump’s cam­paign is his resus­ci­ta­tion of the “Amer­i­ca First” slo­gan and con­cept, a man­i­fes­ta­tion both of his thin­ly-veiled appeal to Nazi and white suprema­cist ele­ments and his will­ing­ness to cede dom­i­nance over world affairs to a Ger­man-dom­i­nat­ed “third pow­er bloc.” The Amer­i­ca First con­cept mobi­lizes pow­er­ful feel­ings among those feel­ing over­whelmed and left behind by polit­i­cal and eco­nom­ic devel­op­ments glob­al­ly and in the Unit­ed States. We note that the “orig­i­nal” Amer­i­ca First was financed by Nazi Ger­many. Trump’s invo­ca­tion of Amer­i­ca First exem­pli­fies the nature of his polit­i­cal her­itage and alle­giances. One of his top advis­ers Joseph E. Schmitz, “obsessed with all things Ger­man” and, accord­ing to asso­ciates, some­one who “fired the Jews” (from the Pen­ta­gon) and man­i­fest­ed Holo­caust denial. This is not atyp­i­cal of “Team Trump.” One of the most impor­tant fig­ures in main­stream­ing “alt right” (i.e. Nazi, white nation­al­ist and anti-Semit­ic) atti­tudes has been Breitbart’s Steve Ban­non, now essen­tial­ly run­ning the Trump cam­paign. Trump and his cam­paign have a habit of re-tweet­ing infor­ma­tion from “alt right” web­sites and mes­sage boards. Of pri­ma­ry sig­nif­i­cance in ana­lyz­ing Trump con­cerns the main finan­cial backer of his real estate projects–Deutsche Bank. In addi­tion to the fact that this places a poten­tial Pres­i­dent in the posi­tion of owing upwards of $100 mil­lion to an insti­tu­tion that has open­ly defied U.S. reg­u­la­to­ry posi­tions, Deutsche Bank is a pri­ma­ry ele­ment of the remark­able and dead­ly Bor­mann cap­i­tal net­work, about which we speak so often. Pro­gram High­lights Include: Analy­sis of the pos­si­bil­i­ty that Trump’s father was in the Ku Klux Klan; review of Trump’s asso­ci­a­tion with for­mer Axis spy Nor­man Vin­cent Peale; review of Trump’s counsel–Senator Joe McCarthy aide Roy Cohn; Trump’s addi­tion­al finan­cial back­ing from George Soros, who got his start in busi­ness “Aryaniz­ing” Jew­ish prop­er­ty dur­ing the Holo­caust; Trump’s tweet­ing of a cam­paign ad fea­tur­ing Waf­fen SS-clad World War II re-enac­tors; The enthu­si­as­tic sup­poprt Trump has received from David Duke.


More Media Discussion of Emerging Fascism in America

A review of Mike Lof­gren’s recent book “The Deep State” on Con­sor­tium News adds to the grow­ing body of media com­men­tary high­light­ing the onset of fas­cism in Amer­i­ca. “I also argue that this work is being been accom­pa­nied by a grad­ual emer­gence of a pecu­liar­ly Amer­i­can amal­gam of fas­cist, cor­po­ratist and neolib­er­al orga­ni­za­tion­al ide­olo­gies. . . . there are grow­ing signs that the emerg­ing Amer­i­can polit­i­cal econ­o­my com­bines many ele­ments of clas­si­cal fas­cism and cor­po­ratism with neolib­er­al lais­sez-faire eco­nom­ics into some­thing that is new and pecu­liar­ly Amer­i­can — a polit­i­cal econ­o­my that exhibits fas­cist ten­den­cies, but unlike clas­si­cal fas­cism, sub­or­di­nates the state to neolib­er­al cor­po­ratist inter­ests, while it exploits many of fascism’s author­i­tar­i­an orga­niz­ing prin­ci­ples to sta­bi­lize the emerg­ing sta­tus quo.” All of the con­tents of this web­site as of 12/19/2014–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.


FTR #883 The Times They Have A’ Changed: JFK and the Steel Crisis of 1962

On the cusp of a new year–a Pres­i­den­tial elec­tion year at that–analysis of Pres­i­dent Kennedy’s han­dling of the steel cri­sis of 1962 illus­trates just how far we have descend­ed in the 50-plus years since his death. After bro­ker­ing an agree­ment between the Unit­ed Steel­work­ers union and Unit­ed States Steel aimed at hold­ing down infla­tion, Kennedy was blind­sided by Unit­ed States Steel, act­ing in con­cert with oth­er large steel­mak­ers and, behind them, the lumi­nar­ies of cor­po­rate Amer­i­ca. Where­as the union rank and file embraced a con­tract encom­pass­ing low­er wages, U.S. Steel prompt­ly announced a 3.5 per­cent price increase. Kennedy used the full force of the Fed­er­al gov­ern­ment against U.S. Steel, forc­ing roll­back of the price increase. This earned Kennedy the hatred of big busi­ness. Pro­gram High­lights Include: Hen­ry Luce’s “For­tune” mag­a­zine’s pub­li­ca­tion of an edi­to­r­i­al fore­shad­ow­ing JFK’s mur­der; big busi­ness’ view of JFK as a qua­si-com­mu­nist; the vig­or­ous action tak­en by Robert Kennedy’s Depart­ment of Jus­tice against the big steel mak­ers; JFK’s pub­lic exco­ri­a­tion of the lead­ers of Big Steel as ene­mies of the peo­ple; JFK’s re-direc­tion of defense con­tracts to small­er steel firms that had not raised prices.


FTR #838 Interview (#1) with Peter Levenda about “The Hitler Legacy”

The first of sev­er­al inter­views with Peter Lev­en­da about his impor­tant new book “The Hitler Lega­cy,” this pro­gram high­lights the evo­lu­tion of ele­ments which fig­ure into the devel­op­ment of the post-war Nazi under­ground. At the end of the First World War, the Bol­she­vik Rev­o­lu­tion in Rus­sia and abortive Marx­ist upris­ings in Ger­many and else­where in Europe infused the pow­er elite in the U.S. with a para­noid ide­o­log­i­cal ter­ror of a glob­al “Jew­ish-Marx­ist” con­spir­a­cy. Com­bined with fear of Catholic and Jew­ish immi­grants and their effect on Amer­i­can soci­ety, this ide­o­log­i­cal para­noia fused with a social Dar­win­ism that found its expres­sion in eugenics–a pseu­do-intel­lec­tu­al doc­trine that sought the pro­mo­tion of “desir­able” social and eth­nic types and the sup­pres­sion and/or elim­i­na­tion of “infe­ri­or” racial types. See­ing Ger­many as the point ele­ment in the strug­gle against world Marx­ism, indi­vid­u­als and polit­i­cal par­ties sought to ally with Ger­man fas­cists to bring fas­cism to the U.S. This fas­cist Fifth Col­umn includ­ed polit­i­cal groups rang­ing from the Ku Klux Klan to the Sil­ver Shirts of William Dud­ley Pel­ley, as well as the pro­to­typ­i­cal right-wing talk show host Father Charles Cough­lin, “the Radio Priest.” Cough­lin’s efforts were sub­si­dized by Third Reich intel­li­gence. Financed by financiers and indus­tri­al­ists who sup­port­ed fas­cism, this Fifth Col­umn attempt­ed to kill and/or over­throw FDR on sev­er­al occa­sions. In the Mid­dle East, the con­cept of glob­al jihad was devel­oped by Ger­man archael­o­gist Max von Oppen­heim dur­ing the First World War. Envi­sion­ing the world’s Mus­lims as proxy war­riors against the Entente Pow­ers of Britain, France and Rus­sia, von Oppen­heim cre­at­ed the tem­plate for con­tem­po­rary Islam­ic fas­cism and jihadism. Fol­low­ing the divi­sion of the for­mer Ottoman Empire by Britain and France after World War I, the “Arab Street” began man­i­fest­ing belief in an inter­na­tion­al glob­al con­spir­a­cy involv­ing Jews and the Euro­pean colo­nial pow­ers that res­onat­ed with the Amer­i­can pow­er elite’s ido­l­og­i­cal anx­i­eties.


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.


Rare, Mainstream Press Mention of U.S. Industrial Links to the Third Reich

It is com­par­a­tive­ly rare to see arti­cles in the main­stream press men­tion­ing the pro­found sup­port for Nazi Ger­many among Amer­i­can indus­tri­al­ists, financiers and polit­i­cal elite. A rare instance is a recent Dai­ly Mail arti­cle from the UK. In addi­tion to dis­cussing the links between the Thyssen indus­tri­al empire and the Bush fam­i­ly, the broad­cast under­scores I.G. Far­ben’s deci­sive role in the Ger­man war econ­o­my and its links to the largest Amer­i­can cor­po­ra­tions.


FTR #771 The Adventures of Eddie the Friendly Spook, Part 13: Beware of Libertarians Bearing Gifts (1934 Coup Attempt Redux)

Sum­ming up his polit­i­cal out­look, Snow­den wrote that 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 forces for which he fronts are: ” . . . root­ed in a the­ory that, in James Madison’s words, would “speed­ily put an end to the Union itself.”


Neutralizing the New Deal? Destroying the United States? Neo-Secessionism and the Peach Fuzz Fascist

A right-wing lib­er­tar­i­an polit­i­cal milieu is work­ing to have states cut-off elec­tric­i­ty to the NSA. As the authors of the sto­ry note: “The bill is root­ed in a the­ory that, in James Madison’s words, would “speed­ily put an end to the Union itself.” More imme­di­ately, it could empow­er con­ser­v­a­tive state law­mak­ers to cut off Medicare, Med­ic­aid or Social Secu­rity, to frus­trate civ­il rights enforce­ment or even to pre­vent fed­eral law enforce­ment from inves­ti­gat­ing crim­i­nals.” The sponsor–the Tenth Amend­ment Center–heavily over­laps ele­ments asso­ci­at­ed with the League of the South and the neo-Con­fed­er­ate move­ment, them­selves inex­tri­ca­bly linked with the Lud­wig von Mis­es Insti­tute, the “Paulis­tin­ian Lib­er­tar­i­an Orga­ni­za­tion” and The Peach Fuzz Fas­cist him­self [Snow­den].


Telling It Like It Is: Texas Tea Party Activist Articulates the Movement’s Fascist Ideology

The Tea Par­ty folks may seem new to some. Oth­er than the name, the orga­ni­za­tion is just a rework­ing of the fascisti of Mus­soli­ni, advo­cat­ing the val­ues of The Cor­po­rate State under the guise of pop­ulism. A Texas Tea Par­ty leader has spilled the beans, explic­it­ly artic­u­lat­ing the clas­si­cal fas­cism of the Tea Par­ty.