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The tag '1934 Coup' is associated with 31 posts.

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.


That 30’s Show

Many com­men­ta­tors have observed the omi­nous par­al­lels between our present fis­cal cri­sis and the eco­nom­ic fac­tors that led to the Great Depres­sion and the rise of fas­cism, although few note the con­nec­tions between con­sum­mate­ly pow­er­ful polit­i­cal and eco­nom­ic forces and the sad, trag­ic events that result­ed from their poli­cies.


“Austerity” Equals Fascism, Part I: The Republicans are Nazis

Descend­ed from political/economic inter­ests that sup­port­ed Hitler, tried to over­throw Franklin Roo­sevelt and did kill JFK, the GOP man­i­fests the her­itage of decades of covert oper­a­tions that brought Third Reich vet­er­ans into the Amer­i­can polit­i­cal main­stream. The upcom­ing elec­tion may deter­mine the fate of our civ­i­liza­tion.


Memorial Day Post: The Past Isn’t Dead and Buried, It Isn’t even Past

As Amer­i­ca remem­bers its dead from fall­en wars, it is incum­bent upon us to remem­ber what caused those wars, and for what ideals our sol­diers fought. The polit­i­cal and eco­nom­ic forces that pre­cip­i­tat­ed World War II are only too much with us today, and the com­men­tary by Dorothy Thomp­son and James Stew­art Mar­tin has nev­er been more rel­e­vant.


RIP Charles Higham

Charles High­am, author of impor­tant exposés about fas­cism, has passed. His work high­light­ed Nazi Fifth colum­nists in the west, includ­ing Amer­i­can indus­tri­al­ists and financiers and the 1934 coup attempt against FDR.


Fascism and the Dangers of Economic Concentration

A 1980 broad­cast high­lights eco­nom­ic con­cen­tra­tion and its his­tor­i­cal rela­tion­ship to fas­cism. The issue of the “1%” ver­sus the “99%” is not new.


Francois Mitterand’s Fascist Past and the Formation of the European Monetary Union

French pres­i­dent Mit­terand hatched idea for the Euro, was Ger­man agent from World War II on. French Holo­caust col­lab­o­ra­tor Rene Bous­quet financed Mit­terand’s polit­i­cal career in post­war peri­od.


Reflections on “Occupy Wall Street”: Fascism is Capitalism on Full-Auto

Dubbed “The Cor­po­rate State” by Mus­soli­ni, who invent­ed the term, fas­cism might be thought of as “Cap­i­tal­ism on Full Auto.”