Current Shamrock Missive

From the Publisher's Desk
May 2011

Welcome back to Nazi Germany !

A mate of mine lent me his DVD series, The World at War, the award winning 26-episode British television documentary series on World War II and the events immediately before and after it.

It's is one of the best documentary series I've watched. You may recall viewing The World at War on television during the 1970's when they first aired or possibly thereafter as they continue to be aired around the world many times each year.

Although they are a marathon series of disks and viewing, it might be worth your while to check them out, especially if you're a history buff.

The World at War brought to mind the famous quote by George Santayana, i.e.
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

I couldn't help thinking throughout viewing the series, how certain incidences during the Nazi Germany dictatorship, circe 1933-45, how they rose to power, their laws, lies and deciets and hyperbole are so similar to events, incidences, laws and hyperbole today, especially in the US. Bearing in mind this documentary was made thirty years ago, this makes them even more remarkable.

Is this a coincidence? Perhaps, but consider this:

Germany 1933 - Reichstag Building
United States 2001 - WorldTradeCenter / Pentagon / Flight 93

Germany 1933 - Scapegoat: Communists and Jews
United States 2001 - Scapegoat: vague "Terrorists" and "Islamic fascists"

Germany 1933 - Claim "Terrorism"
United States 2001 - Claim "Terrorism"

Germany 1933 - Enact "The Enabling Act"
United States 2001 - Enact "The Patriot Act"

Germany 1933 - Establish Department of Fatherland Security
United States 2001 - Establish Department of Homeland Security

Germany 1933 - Scare the Public via Ministry of Propaganda
United States 2001 - Scare the Public via controlled Main Stream Media

Germany 1933 - Require Dictatorial Powers
United States 2001 - Require "Enhanced" Executive Powers

Germany 1933 - Suspend individual rights
United States 2001 - Undermine Constitutional safeguards protecting individual rights

Germany 1933 - Demonize critics as "unpatriotic"
United States 2001 - Demonize critics as "unpatriotic"

Germany 1933 - Have Gestapo spy on citizens
United States 2001 - Have FBI & NSA spy on citizens

Germany 1933 - Arrest dissident citizens*
United States 2001 - Watch list dissident citizens*

Germany 1933 - Establish Concentration Camps*
United States 2001 - Establish FEMA Concentration Camps*

Germany 1933 - Compel citizens to fulfill agenda through brutality (Brown Shirts)
United States 2001 - Propagandize citizens to fulfill agenda through Psyops

Germany 1933 - Suspend Constitution by decree*
United States 2001 - Weaken Constitution via Executive Orders*

Germany 1933 - Initiate preemptive warfare to provide cover: (Austria,
Poland)
United States 2001 - Initiate preemptive warfare to provide cover: (Iraq, Afghanistan)

*Only important difference in 1933 the citizens of Germany were disarmed, in 2001 citizens of United States were ARMED and still are in 2011, but don't worry, Barack and company are doing their damndest to find a way around that one to so they can fill those FEMA camps.

"We fight because we were forced to fight. We are fighting for our most valuable possession; Freedom."
- Adolf Hitler - 1939

"Because we fight for one thing, that is the freedom of our people and the freedom of people everywhere."
- George W. Bush 2001

Which brings us back to Santayana's quote,
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

Is history repeating itself? It appears so, especially if you take into account the articles below:
* Crackdown On Liberty, Assault On Civil Liberty,by Paul Craig Roberts
and
* America's Total Surveillance Society.

Serious thought regarding this might cause serious consternation.Our question for you is
"What are you going to do about it!"

See you next issue

Shamrock

"The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion."
- Edmund Burke, 1784

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