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FTR #795 Fascism, Hindu Nationalism and Narendra Modi

Prime Min­is­ter-elect Naren­dra Modi, with a polit­i­cal back­ground in a Hin­du nation­al­ist par­ty with strong fas­cist roots, is now in charge of the world’s sec­ond largest coun­try and the world’s largest democ­ra­cy. Naren­dra Modi belonged to the RSS, an orga­ni­za­tion with an his­tor­i­cal affin­i­ty for Nazism and fas­cism. Cap­i­tal­iz­ing on anti-Mus­lim fer­vor in India, RSS has gen­er­at­ed much grav­i­tas. Modi has been impli­cat­ed in com­plic­i­ty in lethal anti-Mus­lim riot­ing in India. In addi­tion to anti-colo­nial sen­ti­ment that pit­ted Indi­an nation­al­ists against the British Raj pri­or to World War II, Nazism and Hin­du phi­los­o­phy also found com­mon ground in ele­ments of “Aryan” mys­ti­cism. Many ele­ments of the Brah­min caste also found affin­i­ty with the elit­ist and anti-demo­c­ra­t­ic phi­los­o­phy of Mus­solin­i’s fas­cism as well.


Fascist Antecedents of Narendra Modi and His Party

Prime Min­is­ter-elect Naren­dra Modi, with a polit­i­cal back­ground in a Hin­du nation­al­ist par­ty with strong fas­cist roots, is now in charge of the world’s sec­ond largest coun­try and the world’s largest democ­ra­cy. Naren­dra Modi belonged to the RSS, an orga­ni­za­tion with his­tor­i­cal and ide­o­log­i­cal affin­i­ty for Nazism and fas­cism, cap­i­tal­iz­ing on anti-Mus­lim fer­vor. An asso­ciate of RSS assas­si­nat­ed Mahat­ma Gand­hi.


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.”


FTR #759 The Adventures of Eddie the Friendly Spook, Part 6: More About the Deep Fifth Column

Both the actions of Eddie the Friend­ly Spook and those of the GOP Con­gres­sion­al fac­tion have caused the world to view the U.S. in “fear and dis­may.” This pro­gram exam­ines intel­li­gence leaks dur­ing World War II that might have proved extreme­ly dam­ag­ing to the Unit­ed States. High­light­ing ele­ments of com­mon­al­i­ty between Snow­den and the GOP “shut­down” pro­po­nents, the broad­cast ana­lyzes both as ele­ments of an Under­ground Reich fifth col­umn.


FTR #758 The Adventures of Eddie the Friendly Spook, Part 5: Dramatis Personae, Part 5 (Deep Fifth Column)

This pro­gram under­scores the fun­da­men­tal con­ti­nu­ity between the forces embod­ied in Eddie the Friend­ly Spook and the GOP con­gress­men and sen­a­tors hold­ing the coun­try hostage to eco­nom­ic ruin. Bill Moy­ers cor­rect­ly labeled the GOP actions as a form of seces­sion. Fun­da­men­tal rejec­tion of demo­c­ra­t­ic process are at the core of the peo­ple and insti­tu­tions in Snow­den’s milieu, who reca­pit­u­late the val­ues expressed by Hitler in his speech before the Indus­try Club of Dus­sel­dorf.


FTR #757 The Adventures of Eddie the Friendly Spook, Part 4: Dramatis Personae, Part 4 (The Gruppenhobbit and the Underground Reich)

Con­tin­u­ing our analy­sis of the “dis­clo­sures” of Eddie the Friend­ly Spook [Snow­den], we high­light the Palan­tir firm which, its offi­cial dis­claimers to the con­trary notwith­stand­ing, appears to be the com­pa­ny that man­u­fac­tures the PRISM soft­ware at the cen­ter of Snow­den’s leak­ing. Osten­si­bly “left/progressive,” with a taste for smok­ing joints and J.R. Tolkien, Palan­tir CEO Alex Karp heads a firm that would per­mit one of its intel­li­gence com­mu­ni­ty and/or cor­po­rate spon­sors to sit down at a key­board and check some­one for hem­or­rhoids. The largest investor in Palan­tir is Peter Thiel, whom we exam­ined at length and in detail in FTR #718. Thiel was also the main financier of Ron Paul’s 2012 Super PAC. (Ron Paul was Eddie Snow­den’s Pres­i­den­tial can­di­date of choice.) Thiel is so far to the right that he explic­it­ly rejects democ­ra­cy, in no small mea­sure because we made what he sees as the mis­take of allow­ing women to vote. An exam­i­na­tion of Karp and his intel­lec­tu­al men­tor Juer­gen Haber­mas, sug­gests that both are “not as adver­tised.”


FTR #756 The Adventures of Eddie the Friendly Spook, Part 3: Dramatis Personae, Part 3 (The Paulistinian Libertarian Organization)

Eddie the Friend­ly Spook [Snow­den] is a big Ron Paul sup­port­er, hav­ing con­tributed mon­ey to his 2012 cam­paign. Paul is a hard­core racist and fas­cist, net­work­ing for decades with the likes of David Duke. Ron Paul’s top legal advis­er in his 2012 run was Bruce Fein, now the lawyer for Snow­den, and his father Lon. Eddie Snow­den is an expo­nent of the polit­i­cal, eco­nom­ic and social views of the 1%. Those views come from the Lud­wig von Mis­es Insti­tute, explic­it­ly anti-demo­c­ra­t­ic and joined at the hip with the neo-Con­fed­er­ate move­ment. Ron Paul is also joined at the hip with the neo-Con­fed­er­ate move­ment, as is his son Rand Paul.


FTR #755 The Adventures of Eddie the Friendly Spook, Part 2: Dramatis Personae, Part 2 (WikiFascism, Part 3)

The pro­gram updates the Nazi and fas­cist con­nec­tions of Julian Assange and the Wik­iLeaks milieu. After review­ing Assange’s links with Holo­caust Denier Joran Jer­mas and Wik­iLeaks’ asso­ci­a­tion with the PRQ serv­er in Swe­den, the broad­cast notes the neo-Nazi infil­tra­tion of the Pirate Par­ty in Ger­many. The fledg­ling Wik­iLeaks Par­ty in Aus­tralia backed far-right and fas­cist par­ties instead of its Green Par­ty back­ers. Julian Assange is a big fan of Ron and Rand Paul.


FTR #753 The Adventures of Eddie the Friendly Spook: Overview

Eddie the Friend­ly Spook Snow­den’s “dis­clo­sures” aren’t new. His actions only make sense as part of a hos­tile intel­li­gence oper­a­tion. Leak­ing jour­nal­ist Glenn Green­wald runs legal inter­fer­ence for mur­der­ous Nazis. Snow­den’s Wik­iLeaks asso­ciates track back to the ultra-right. Snow­den inex­tri­ca­bly linked with Ron Paul and Paul’s fel­low white suprema­cists. Among those being dam­aged by Snow­den’s actions are Barack Oba­ma. The biggest los­er will be U.S. inter­net econ­o­my.


Snowden’s Ride, Part 11: The “Deep Fifth Column”–Old Leaks Shed New Light on the Present

In the past, Nazi sym­pa­thiz­er Robert McCormick of the Chica­go Tri­bune (dubbed by wags “the great­est mind of the 14th cen­tu­ry” and pic­tured at right) pub­lished plans for U.S. mobi­liza­tion for, and fight­ing in, the Sec­ond World War. He also pub­lished secret infor­ma­tion about the U.S. Navy hav­ing cracked Japan­ese mil­i­tary codes. His source for the “Rain­bow Five” leak appears to have been Albert Wede­mey­er, who stud­ied at the Ger­man mil­i­tary acad­e­my in the 1930’s and was appoint­ed by Ronald Rea­gan as a spe­cial mil­i­tary advis­er. Might this tell us some­thing about Ger­man-born Peter Thiel and his Ger­man-edu­cat­ed asso­ciate Alex Karp, CEO at Palan­tir, which appears to have devel­oped the PRISM soft­ware?