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Provocative and highly controversial, The Nazi Hydra in America reveals the dark secrets of the fascist influence in the USA. While Eisenhower's troops defeated The Third Reich on the battlefields of Europe, the war against fascism was lost on the home front, to the very cadre of American plutocrats who built and paid for Hitler's war machine. At the center of this small confederacy two firms stand out: Brown Brothers & Harriman, and Sullivan & Cromwell. And at the very eye of this oligarchy, one family name sticks out. Spanning over 80 years and four generations, the Bush dynasty ally themselves with the Nazi element at home and abroad, ever willing to advance the fascist agenda of global corporatism.

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Introduction

When fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in an American flag, Huey Long, an assassinated American maverick politician of the 1930’s, famously foretold. It arrived ceremoniously on the morning of September 11, 2001, when anonymous terrorists crashed four jetliners into New York’s World Trade Center Towers, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania. Three thousand perished in the flames as the nation watched the tragedy unfold in shock and horror. Predictably, Americans rallied around the flag and the Bush administration. America’s new century had a new Pearl Harbor, and the media beat the war drums to the thunderous applause of flag-waving armchair patriots.

Within 45 days of the atrocity, Congress passed the ill-named Patriotic Act - without a single congressman reading the bill; the printing of the bill had been deliberately delayed by the Bush administration to ensure passage. Written largely by Attorney General John Ashcroft, it was a full-scale assault on our rights and freedoms. This act eliminated our rights to unwarranted searches, the right to legal counsel, the right to a trial. It greatly expanded the government’s ability to spy on citizens without a warrant.

With the continued assault on our freedoms under the Bush administration, some authors have begun to point out the fascist character of this regime, and even the Bush family’s past ties to the Nazis. It is true that Bush’s grandfather Prescott was Hitler’s American banker. Yet the United States was well along the path to fascism before the younger Bush was appointed president. The confusion stems as much from misplaced American pride in its freedoms as from ignorance of the nature of fascism.

Fascism is a marriage between corporations and the government. Upton Sinclair defined it as capitalism plus murder, and appropriately so, in light of the Bush war for oil in Iraq. Most people associate fascism with the rabid virulent police state of the Nazis and the accompanying Holocaust, and forget the less dramatic, more fundamental aspect, of how corporations control the government in a fascist state.

Since fascism is a top-down revolution by a society’s elite to gain total control over a capitalistic society, it doesn’t require a revolution the streets - unlike socialism which is driven from the bottom up as the masses seek to eliminate the elite and regain control over their lives. Moreover, the virulent police state never comes first. Hitler, like Bush, was appointed to office. It took Adolf Hitler six years to consolidate his power before he could unleash his Panzer forces against Poland. Since 9/11, Bush has also had six years to consolidate his power, and is maneuvering to unleash America’s military might against Iran.

For decades, the U.S. government has been edging towards fascism by placing the interests of corporations above the interest of the people. The second Bush regime accelerated this trend, and put in place the framework and machinery needed for a virulent police state. The three marks of a police state are already on display.

Federal and state police spy on and intimidate citizens.

Federal and state police serve the central government instead of serving the citizens.

Federal and state police enforce the policies of the central government instead of responding primarily to criminal misdeeds.

Evidence of each is abundant. In the first case, we even have Bush’s word that he’ll continue to spy on citizens without a court order, if the courts rule against him. Those counting on the Democratic majority in congress to moderate the virulence of the Bush regime need to look elsewhere for help; this congress just voted to expand Bush’s illegal and unconstitutional spying on Americans.

The outing of Valerie Plame as a CIA agent demonstrates the vindictiveness of the Bush and his administration towards those who differ with him, as well as callous disregard for the law. Bush’s candid remark that the constitution is just a damn piece of paper demonstrates a fascistic contempt for liberty and freedom. His verbal attack on the constitution is confirmed by his attempts to rule by decree, using unconstitutional signing statements to amend newly passed laws.

During his first term Bush issued over 100 such statements, raising over 500 constitutional challenges. Since these statements have no constitutional basis, they would likely be ruled unconstitutional; but leaving them to stand unchallenged lets them become law de facto. Instead of the eloquent prose of Thomas Jefferson or the witty remarks of Ben Franklin, we have the blithering ramblings of a draft-dodging dry drunk passing for law, bypassing the system of checks and balances the founding fathers wisely devised.

The Bush clique incessantly demands that Congress grant him the power to declare martial law, and inserts a $385 billion contract in the budget, for a Halliburton subsidiary to expand and update concentration camps, raising the specter of an imminent and apocalyptic threat to our freedoms. Can America avoid the headlong rush into a virulent fascist police state, or has the Bush regime pushed the country too far to avoid it?

In September 2006 Congress did pass the Defense Authorization Act, which allows the president to declare martial law with little or no reason. It is clear that the Bush administration and the Republican party goals are to criminalize any dissent. This is evident in various bills the Republicans have introduced in congress and state legislators that would hold protestors liable for any delay that may cause a corporation or individual. It is evident in the Bush administration vendetta against journalists that report the truth and their confidential sources. It is readily evident in the US fall from 17th to 53rd place in freedom of the press, as ranked by Journalists Without Borders.

Bush consolidated his power further on May 9, 2007 with the issuance of National Security Presidential Directive/NSPD 51 and Homeland Security Presidential Directive/HSPD-20. These orders outline Bush’s plan for dealing with catastrophic emergencies. Bush grants himself the responsibility for ensuring constitutional government - the sole authority for the entire federal government, and not just the executive branch! The directives define a catastrophic emergency as any incident, regardless of location, that results in extraordinary levels of mass casualties, damage, or disruption severely affecting the U.S. population, infrastructure, environment, economy, or government function. With such a broad definition, another 9/11 style attack, a hurricane, an earthquake, a large wild fire, or a stock market crash could be classified as a catastrophic emergency and trigger martial law.

I’ve been sounding the warning about creeping fascism for over a decade now, often as the lone voice in the wilderness. Recent events make the warning more urgent. The construction of prison camps is accompanied by the Army’s issuance of a new manual for using prison labor. Most serious are the warnings by figures like Paul Craig Roberts, a Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under President Reagan, that the Bush regime is up to another false flag operation. Roberts believes the Bush regime will concoct another 9/11-like domestic terrorist act as an excuse to invade Iran and declare martial law. This is indeed a very serious warning coming from a conservative Republican insider.

News reports have revealed that the Department of Homeland Security is training members of the clergy to urge their flock to obediently turn over their guns to the government, in line with Romans 13. Most recently, FBI translator and whistleblower Sibel Edmonds broke a federal gag order to report a neocon plot to leak materials for a nuclear device. This would lead to a nuclear 9/11 or Reichstag fire on American soil, to be blamed on Islamic countries, along the plot lines of the novel The Shell Game. All these reports indicate that the planning for a Hitlerian dictatorship has reached an advanced phase.

Shortly you may be faced with the hardest decision you ever make, will you try to defend yourself or will you quietly march off to the camps like the Jews. Hopefully you will not have to make that decision. Many things could intervene and render the plans for martial law obsolete. But one should be prepared for the worst.

Like the Nazis, the Bush regime has taken pains to pass laws permitting their criminal behavior. These laws are against all principles of justice, civilization, and morality. To debase the rule of law is a criminal act in itself.

The Nazi Hydra in America is a penetrating, provocative and controversial study of the roots of American fascism. From the days of the robber barons and the Reichstag fire to the 9/11 atrocity and the present tyranny of the George W. Bush regime, the Nazi Hydra outlines the footprint of global fascism cloaked in the banner of free trade.

While Eisenhower’s troops defeated the Third Reich on the battlefields of Europe, the war against fascism was lost on the home front, to the same cadre of American elitists who built Adolf Hitler’s war machine. At the center of this close-knit confederacy, two firms stand out: Brown Brothers Harriman, and Sullivan & Cromwell.

Starting after World War I and through post-World War II, Hydra systematically explores the intricate connections among the Nazis, corporate America and Wall Street - a confederation of traitors that armed Hitler, sabotaged America’s war effort, avoided prosecution and triggered the Cold War.

Many readers will find the book disturbing. America’s Right Wing will try to discredit it in an attempt to distance itself from its past support of the Nazis. Some will try dismissing the Nazi Hydra by labeling it a conspiracy theory. However, the names, dates, places and events examined in this book are indisputable. The conspiracy fact is how American fascists, with the complicity of the media, have kept this secret history hidden from the public.

For instance, most Americans are unaware of the coup attempt to remove President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and the opposition he faced from Nazi supporters in Congress and other branches of government. Following the failed coup led by the du Ponts, Morgans and other leading American industrialists, the native fascists began to work inside the political system, just as Hitler did after the Beer Hall Putsch. The Republican Party and its close association with big money capitalized on the Nazi ideology of corporatism. In its reelection campaigns, the Republican Party employed known Nazis and paid for Nazi broadcasts to attract German-American voters.

Few Americans know that three days before the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, the McCormick papers published the top secret Rainbow 5 battle plan, prepared in the event that the U.S. was forced into the war in Europe. Sen. Burton Wheeler, a fascist and a member of the America First pro-Nazi group, released the top secret plan in an attempt to brand Roosevelt as a warmonger. In his declaration of war against the United States, Hitler cited the plans as the final straw.

By 1943, top Nazi officials realized they had lost the war and began preparing for their future by sending overseas gold, other assets, and additional agents. Their plan relied on the irrational fear America held for communism, as well as support from Nazi supporters in other countries, especially the U.S. The Nazis must have been very pleased with the help they received from America’s Right Wing and the Republican Party. In fact, every Republican president after Dwight Eisenhower, or their families, had connections with the Nazis and provided them aid.

The extent of corporate America’s involvement with the Nazis may never be fully known. Many of the files remain classified, and others undoubtedly have been purged. However, the list of American corporations that knowingly and willingly continued to trade with the Nazis during the war exceeds 300. It includes Ford, General Motors, General Electric, ITT, Standard Oil of New Jersey, Chase, and the bluest of the blue chips, IBM.

The scope of the Nazi intrigue in the United States is generally underestimated, and assumed to be confined to a few noisy street agitators like William Pelly and Elizabeth Dilling, and a few corporations, such as Ford and General Motors. In reality, Nazi influence has been pervasive. After the war, for instance, John Rogge, the prosecuting attorney for the Sedition Trial, received a tip from U.S. Army Capt. Sam Harris, a member of the prosecuting team at Nuremberg, concerning indisputable evidence linking the former Nazi government and certain leading U.S. citizens.

Rogge traveled to Germany with four aides to interview Hermann Goering, Joachim von Ribbentrop and other top Nazis. Rogge’s findings were definitive and explosive:

Our investigation showed us that we had completely underestimated the scope and scale of Nazi activities in the United States. When I went to Germany I felt that the biggest threat to American democracy emanated from the machinations of persons like the defendants in the sedition trial (i.e. the little fascist crackpots). I found that a far more dangerous threat lay in the inner-connection between German and American industrialists, and that some of the best-known names in America were involved in Nazi intrigue.

As Rogge prepared his final report, an aide for Attorney General Tom Clark asked that all the names of American politicians and businessmen be omitted. Rogge refused and submitted his report, which the Department of Justice never released. Rogge was fired after he lectured on fascism at Swarthmore College, naming several prominent Americans who reportedly conspired with the Nazis to bring about the defeat of Roosevelt in the 1940 election - John L. Lewis, William Rhodes Davis, Sen. Wheeler, former Vice President James Garner, former Postmaster General James Farley, and former President Herbert Hoover.

It’s true that some degree of fascism - the merger of government and corporate power - is present in every capitalist-based economy. However, if such a growing capitalist society fails to check the power of corporations, eventually they become wealthy enough to begin to control the government. Founding fathers like Thomas Jefferson were already aware of the danger posed by corporations:

I hope we shall take warning from the example of England and crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our Government to trial and bid defiance to the laws of our country.

Today, American democracy is under siege as never before by an elitist group of the military-industrial-petroleum corporate interests. That’s why it’s so important that everyone concerned with the hijacking of America joins efforts to remove these men from power.

We hope that this book will help educate readers about the true economic history of the past and present, which is essential to understanding how the the body politic and the fascist state are used to cloak the corporate agenda. With this book, we hope to shine a cleansing light on the dividends of war reaped by the ruling classes in America.

To be victorious against an enemy, citizens must know that enemy almost better than they know themselves. The enemy of American democracy knows no borders; it can even arise here if the propaganda is repeated steadily and loudly. See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda. (George W. Bush, speaking at the Athena Performing Arts Center, Greece Athena Middle and High School, Rochester, N.Y., May 24, 2005.)

History is repeating itself, and this time the American citizenry is at fault for not recognizing the symptoms of the fascist disease. Americans don’t know the real history beyond the propaganda of freedom and democracy that has now replaced the threat of weapons of mass destruction in this cabal’s lexicon as the rationale for war. It is wise for each person who values freedom and democracy to understand the ploy of repetitive propaganda.

Hitler’s Nazi regime mastered the use of propaganda to create outward enemies while the foundation of Germany’s freedom was steadily destroyed. A perfect example was Pastor Martin Niemöller. Under orders from Hitler, Niemöller was imprisoned and finally transferred to the infamous Dachau concentration camp until the war ended in 1945. He emerged from his years of detention as a towering symbol of the Church’s struggle. During his trips to America, he addressed more than 200 audiences, sometimes with the now-famous concluding words:

Not many Germans lost much sleep over the arrests of a few thousand pastors and priests.

First, they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out because I was not a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me.

It is our hope that this book will serve as a call to arms. At some point in our lives, we all, as dutiful citizens, have taken an oath of allegiance to serve and protect this nation from all enemies, foreign and domestic. That task cannot be accomplished if we are ignorant of the forces of history that operate in the dark.

We as citizens have a powerful weapon. It is known as truth. But it has little power unless we are willing to speak truth to power, to gain an understanding of the corporate beast and its insatiable appetite, as viewed through the lens of history.

In 1943, a group of students and a professor in Munich formed the White Rose Society, distributing leaflets in opposition to the Nazi regime. When the members were caught, they were beheaded for treason. Yet their words live on, as fitting today as they were in Nazi Germany.

"Nothing is so unworthy of a civilized nation as allowing itself to be governed without opposition by an irresponsible clique that has yielded to base instinct. Who among us has any conception of the dimensions of shame that will befall us and our children when one day the veil has fallen from our eyes and the most horrible of crimes - crimes that infinitely out-distance every human measure - reach the light of day?"

Let this book stand as a vanguard warning about what Americans’ futures will be if this regime remains unopposed. In the very near future, you will be faced with a single choice - live in fear or live free.

Preface:

George W. Bush, the Neocons & the Nazis: Ties that Bind

(From the Streets of Little Beirut)

Numerous writers have compared the Bush tactics with those used by Hitler, while others have documented the connection between Prescott Bush and the Nazis. However, there is much more behind the Bush regime's transformation of the United States into a fascist police state. Few people realize the Republican Party paid for Nazi broadcasts in the 1930s, or that the GOP employed Nazis in election campaigns. Fewer are aware that Herbert Hoover conspired with top Nazi officials in Berlin to unseat Roosevelt in the 1940 election. Others have forgotten that as chairman of the Republican Party, George H. W. Bush senior set up the ethnic heritage groups of the party as havens for former Nazis, or that he employed known Nazi war criminals on his campaign staff.

Moreover, as the New York Republican convention nears, it is increasingly obvious that protestors will be dealt with brutally. New weapons such as a sound blaster developed for the military are already in place in New York, blurring the lines between the military and civilian affairs. Over fifty protestors are being tightly watched and tailed, while their only crime is their opposition to Bush. The Republican governor has suggested that free speech is not a right but a privilege that can be revoked. Additionally a massive operation is going on in Florida and other states to deny Blacks their right to vote. Finally, the Bush administration is using terror alerts to frighten voters and to condition them to the possibility of a canceled election. These and similar tactics are no different from those that Hitler’s Brown Shirts employed.

The fascist philosophy underlying the present Bush administration.

(See diagram at end of chapter.)

There are numerous connections between the Bush family and the Nazis, and the philosophy of the neocons within the Bush administration has already been linked to fascism. Here we will begin to outline those links between the Bush regime and the Nazis, using a two-pronged approach.

Several authors have noted the link between senior members of the Bush administration and the fascist Leo Strauss. Exploring further, we see those philosophical roots lead back to the robber barons and the empire of J.P Morgan. Due to the natural congeniality between then and the corporate state of fascism, most of America’s leading industrialists became the main supporters of fascism in the US. Indeed, they were responsible for bringing Hitler to power, and for building Hitler’s war machine.

Strauss is usually portrayed as a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany. However, he wasn’t the hapless Jewish refugee generally depicted. Strauss adopted Zionism at the age of 17, and there is a close and sinister association between Zionism and the Nazis. Many Zionists supported Hitler and the Nazis; in fact, they concluded a transfer agreement with the Nazis. The Zionists were attempting to leave Europe’s Jews with only two choices: emigrate to Palestine, or perish in the Holocaust.

As a student, Strauss began studying the philosophers who provided the bases for fascism: Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Schmitt. He became their devoted lifelong follower. Strauss’s philosophy and views became increasingly fascist as his studies progressed. Their hallmark was his belief in totalitarian government. He rejected all principles of natural law, and believed in keeping the masses ignorant and in general servitude.

Strauss left Nazi Germany with the warm commendation of the Nazi jurist and philosopher Carl Schmitt, legal engineer of Nazi rule and the toppling of the Weimar Republic. Schmitt was personally responsible, in 1934, for arranging a Rockefeller Foundation scholarship for Strauss, which enabled him to leave Germany, to study first in France and then England. He arrived in the United States from Britain in the fall of 1937. Briefly appointed Research Fellow in the Department of History of Columbia University, he then became a member of the graduate faculty at the New School for Social Research in 1938.

The New School of Social Research was founded in 1919, a year after Willard Straight’s death from influenza. Straight had been a partner of J.P. Morgan. He believed that America’s security depended upon the British fleet and that it was in the United States’ own interest to enter the war. At the same time, he saw the war as an opportunity for American bankers and industrialists to make substantial gains internationally at the expense of Britain. Morgan was an anglophile and also supported U.S. entry of the U.S. in the war. In 1915, Straight left the Morgan empire for a position with the American International Corporation, itself affiliated with the National City Bank.

In 1914, Straight and his wife Dorothy (née Dorothy Payne Whitney) invited Herbert Croly to edit the first edition of the New Republic, a new liberal magazine funded by Straight. During WWI, J.P. Morgan was obsessed with the media and endeavored to control it. Providing backing for the New Republic had a threefold purpose for Morgan. Firstly, it would keep him abreast of the thinking in left-wing circles. He even had an inside man in the communist press. Secondly, Morgan believed a magazine like the New Republic allowed the left to blow off steam, thus acting as a safety valve. Finally, he also believed it would give him a power of veto on any actions originated by the left, in case they ever went radical.

Morgan’s efforts to control the media didn’t stop with the New Republic. In 1915, he got together twelve leading men within the newspaper business and commissioned them to determine how one could control the national press. They agreed that it would be sufficient to control 25 of the most influential papers. Morgan immediately sent emissaries to purchase the editorial policy of the 25 selected papers. He also used his money to form the American Legion and to craft it into a union-busting and redbaiting group of hired thugs. that ran amok during the 1919 Red Scare terrorizing and murdering countless union leaders and leftists.

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) was another Morgan front group aimed at controlling the American people. The CFR evolved out of the Rhodes Roundtable group during WWI. Most of the early members were Morgan employees who had met their English counterparts during the Paris Peace Conference. The CFR was a bridging group between the Morgans and the Rockefellers, and the Rockefellers provided much of the financial support. As the Rockefeller fortune came to outgrow the Morgan’s, the CFR became more dominated by the Rockefellers. Percy Rockefeller, a Skull and Bones member who served on the board of the Morgan Guaranty Trust, further strengthened the bridge between the Morgan and Rockefeller dynasties.

The New Republic certainly fits the blueprint of Morgan’s efforts to control the media. Initially, all outside contributions had to be unanimously approved by its editorial board. The New School for Social Research followed in the footsteps of the New Republic. Straight’s widow and the wife of another J.P. Morgan partner, Mrs. Thomas Lamont, were instrumental in establishing the New School. Alvin Johnson, the assistant editor of the New Republic was named Director of the New School two years later, in 1921.

Strauss remained at the Morgan-connected New School for Social Research for ten years. In 1948, he accepted a position at the Rockefeller-founded University of Chicago.

Not only was Strauss a promoter of fascist ideology, but his entry into the United States and his work there through most of his life was supported financially by two of the most powerful American fascist families. While the dealings of the Rockefeller-owned Standard Oil Company with the Nazis during the war allowed the family the thin pretense that they were not personally involved, other actions by the Rockefeller family confirm their fascist ideology. It was the Rockefeller Foundation that provided funding for much of the Nazi research into eugenics, including the twin research conducted in the concentration camps by Mengele.

Strauss’s connections to the neo-cons within the Bush administration are well-known at this point. Numerous other neo-cons serving in the Bush administration or the American Enterprise Organization, who funded the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), were students and followers of Strauss. This can be seen in their dictatorial approach and in their strong pro-Israeli views. An interesting aspect of Strauss’s tenure at the University of Chicago is that it is was during this time that both David Rockefeller and John Ashcroft received their degrees from the University of Chicago.

The Rockefeller family played a key role not only in funding Strauss but also in destroying the economies of Third World nations. The Rockefellers have used the University of Chicago and their various family foundations to promote an economic policy of ruin. The laissez-faire economics promoted by the Chicago school has failed numerous times in the past and was one of the leading causes of the 1929 stock market crash and resulting Great Depression. Such economic policies only lead to global fascism and corporate rule, which are the prime goal of the Rockefeller family.

This is evident in David Rockefeller’s support of free trade agreements, the World Trade Organization and the World Bank. These trade organizations and agreements have impoverished much of the Southern Hemisphere with their draconian demands for privatization and cuts in social spending. Moreover, these trade agreements effectively reduce the government’s role to that of an enforcer of corporate policies.

All of these free trade agreements contain a clause setting up a tribunal comprised of corporations to settle all disputes, including claims against the government. The clause effectively bypasses the court systems in signatory countries. In effect, these clauses confer supreme sovereignty to multinational corporations who answer to no one. Under these clauses, corporations are free to claim environmental laws, labor laws and other laws are harmful to the company and cause it financial loss, which results in massive settlements against the government and in the overturning of needed laws.

One of the chief advocates of these free trade agreements is Dick Cheney, who has promised David Rockefeller that he would deliver a hemisphere trade agreement before the end of the current Bush administration.

These unconstitutional free trade agreements have become commonplace as a result of the Rockefellers’ ability to control and direct economic thought in the United States. In essence, the Rockefellers maintain a monopoly on economic theory. To understand how they gained such control tales us back to the 1920s, when two economists rose to prominence: Ludwig von Mises and Friedrich A. Hayek. Both were helped by Rockefeller money. Von Mises toured the United States in 1926. The tour of American Universities was sponsored by the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Foundation and was greatly successful in promoting the views of the Austrian School of Economics. Hayek personally tutored David Rockefeller in economics.

In 1950, von Hayek was brought to the United States to teach at the University of Chicago, but he didn’t teach economics, he was actually made a professor on the Committee on Social Thought. This was an exceptionally dangerous position for a man that held the views von Hayek did. In 1945, von Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom was published. This poorly written book was an attack on the concept of the nation-state. In it, von Hayek argued that the nation-state was a hindrance to peace, and socialism led to totalitarian systems, which treated their citizens as serfs. In place of the nation-state, von Hayek proposed a supra-national authority or world federation consisting of the financial elite.

This elite would then be free to rule the world according to their own interest. In 1947, von Hayek created the Mount Pelerin Society, made up of the financial elite of Europe, as a first step toward his supranational authority. In the years since, the Mount Pelerin Society has been influential in creating numerous conservative think tanks, which promote free market economic policies for the Establishment. The society has expanded to include the following think tanks: the Heritage Foundation in 1973, the Fraser Institute in 1974, the Manhattan Institute in 1977, and the Pacific Institute for Public Policy Research in 1978.

The influence of the Chicago University on modern economics is unprecedented. Since 1969, most of the Nobel prizes in economics have been awarded to the free traders, despite the spectacular failures of laissez-faire economies.

Economists who dare publish articles opposing the thought of the Chicago University are quickly ridiculed, their works dismissed, and their careers wrecked, in testimony to the power of the Rockefeller family and its control over economy and free thought.

The connection between the University of Chicago and fascism was renewed in the 1960s under Gen. Pinochet in Chile. It was the boys from Chicago, students of Milton Friedman, who destroyed the economy and reduced the citizens to serfdom in Pinochet’s fascist Chile, where dissent was eliminated by right-wing death squads.

According to von Hayek’s prescription, corporations are given the status of sovereign nations while the nation-states are reduced to mere quislings of the corporate state and enforcer of their laws. This is the same agenda as that of the World Trade Organization, the International Monetary fund and the many so-called free trade agreements. Many of the Bush neocons are further linked with von Hayek by their beliefs in Mandeville. Von Hayek rejected the idea that man was created in the image of god and traced his philosophical ancestry to the early eighteenth century Satanist, Bernard Mandeville.

Thus, the Bush administration’s philosophy is clearly rooted in fascist ideology and in the fascist dogma of the corporate state. That these roots come from two of America’s richest families confirms fascism as a top-down revolution by the elite to maintain their control and power. The fascist roots of the Bush regime are manifested in the operative side of its philosophy, through the Psychological Strategy Board under Nelson Rockefeller. C D Jackson served in the Eisenhower administration; he was in charge of the psychological warfare. Both Bruce and Howell Jackson were part of the PNAC project, the blueprint for the Bush regime.

The operative route: how the fascists manifested themselves. (Diagram at end of chapter.)

The partners of J.P Morgan provide the operative connection between the Bush administration and fascism. Thomas Lamont was a prominent figure in the 1934 fascist plot to remove Roosevelt from office. The plot called for retired Marine General Smedley Butler to lead the force - much of it consisting of American Legionnaires - to take over the White House. Roosevelt would be given a chance to step down and to cooperate with the plotters. If herefused to let the business leaders seize power, then the plotters would kill him.

However, Butler was an honorable man, and he leaked the information concerning the plot to Roosevelt. Roosevelt knew he could not simply dismiss it when it was connected with several leading industrialists and bankers. To foil the plot, Roosevelt leaked information about it to the press. The resulting commotion in the front pages of the country’s newspapers undermined any efforts by the plotters to proceed.

Butler described his military career as follows.

War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses…. I helped make Mexico, especially Tampico, safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefits of Wall Street. The record of racketeering is long. I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-1912 (where have I heard that name before?). I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. In China I helped to see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested.

A third partner of J. P. Morgan, Henry Davison, financed the Yale Aviation Club, of which his son Trubee was a member. Many of the Aviation Club members were also members of the Skull and Bones secret society at Yale. The club gained fame during WWI. Robert Lovett led the unit during the war. Artemus Gates was another member.

The most interesting aspect of this group of college aviation buffs is how many of them later served in WWII on the targeting selection committee. Henry Simpson, Secretary of War and a former Bonesman, appointed John McCloy as his Assistant Secretary of War in charge of intelligence. Robert Lovett was appointed Assistant Secretary of War for air. Directly under Lovett was Trubee Davison, assistant chief of staff at A-1. Artemus Gates served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy for air. James Stillman Rockefeller served with the Airborne Command and Airborne Center as assistant chief of staff.

Clearly the Department of War, and particularly the air command had an unusually high number of members from the Yale Aviation Unit and the Skull and Bones. These individuals all had extensive ties to Wall Street firms, which had a history of doing business with the Nazis. They were well positioned to influence the target selection in the air campaign against Germany.

Lovett was a lifelong advocate of what amounts to terror bombing, the bombing of civilian centers. The air campaign against Germany left eighty percent of the homes destroyed. Factory production was only reduced by twenty percent . Even then, much of the reduction came about not by damage to the factories, but from delays and shortages of parts caused by the disruption of the transportation system by bombing. For example, Cologne was a city targeted for massive bombing attacks. While the city lay in ruins, the Ford and IG Farben plants escaped all but minor bomb damage. In Berlin, a city that had been reduced to rubble from the bombing campaign, the Allies chose the IG Farben building for their headquarters. It had escaped all but minor damage from the bombs.

Robert Lovett and Prescott Bush were both Bonesmen employed by Brown Brothers Harriman. In fact, many of the top directors and partners of Brown Brothers & Harriman were Bonesmen. It was one of the main firms on Wall Street to have extensive dealings with the Nazis.

The deals with the Nazis were so extensive at Brown Brothers Harriman that Prescott Bush had 23 firms seized from him for trading with the enemy. Five firms were seized from Bush in 1942, another 18 firms shortly after the war. The 18 firms had been allowed to operate during the war only because seizing them had been judged detrimental to the war effort and their continued operation posed little risk to the Allies.

Before the firms were seized, Prescott Bush hired the Dulles brothers to conceal the Nazi ownership in these firms. This deliberate act closed any window of deniability; it was treason by both Bush and the Dulles brothers. It confirms that both parties knew that the continued operation of these companies was in violation of U.S. policy and of the Trading with the Enemy Act, and that both parties freely chose to aid the Nazis when the U.S. was at war with Nazi Germany.

The Wall Street law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell employed both John Foster and Allan Dulles. Throughout the 1930s and the early 1940s, the Dulles brothers were busy cloaking Nazi ownership of numerous corporations and their cartel arrangements with IG Farben. Not only was their work treasonous in and of itself, it also delayed the production of war materials and munitions.

Aside from his 23 corporations seized for violating the Trading with the Enemy Act, Prescott Bush was a leader in the American eugenics movement, which succeeded in the passage of sterilization laws in many states for anyone judged unfit. These laws served as the basis of the Nuremberg Laws passed by the Nazis. Much of the Nazi eugenics research was funded, even during the war, with money from the Rockefeller Foundation and the Carnegie Foundation. The Harrimans were also major financial backers of the movement.

After the war, John Foster Dulles, with the aid of Rockefeller money, led a world tour of third-world nations stressing the danger of population expansion of non-Aryan races. George H. W. Bush, Prescott’s son, has followed in his father’s footsteps in setting up population control in third-world nations through the UN. In his first political race, George H. W. Bush campaigned against the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and as a member of Congress he warned of the danger of too many Black babies. While population control may be a laudable goal, in the hands of the Bush family it becomes another eugenic tool aimed at eliminating non-Aryan races.

Cold Springs Harbor, the center of eugenics research in the 1920s and 1930s, is still operating. It is currently a leader of the human genome project. While the genome project will undoubtedly provide many future medical benefits, Cold Springs remains firmly under the control of the same families involved in the American eugenics movement. Current directors William Gerry and Allen Dulles Jebsen are the grandsons of Harriman and Allan Dulles respectively.

The genome project provides the ideal cover to develop a gene-specific bioweapon, a weapon with the sole purpose of committing genocide on a massive scale. Such a weapon has been described by the PNAC as a politically useful tool. The PNAC is the road map George W. Bush is following as a War President.

This is not the only link between the Rockefeller Foundation and questionable programs. In 1931, with funding from the Rockefeller Foundation, Dr. Cornelius Rhoads infected human subjects with cancer cells. Rhoads later established the U.S. Army Biological Warfare facilities in Maryland, Utah, and Panama. It was named the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. While there, he began a series of radiation exposure experiments on American soldiers and civilian hospital patients.

Following the war, Allan Dulles faced an investigation for treason. While Dulles was crafty enough to escape the charges, one of those aiding him in covering up his crimes was Richard Nixon. While still serving in the navy, Nixon was given some captured documents to review. The contents would have revealed Allan Dulles as a traitor. In exchange for burying the documents, Dulles agreed to fund Nixon’s first political campaign. Nixon’s campaign also benefited from large contributions from a large New York bank connected with Brown Brothers and Harriman.

Captured Nazi documents reveal they had a comeback plan. Their plan to regain power after the war revolved around using their friends and fascist sympathizers in other countries - particularly in the United States - to do their bidding while rebuilding Germany. The documents note that, as late as 1944, the Nazis were hoping for a Republican victory in the presidential election because they would get an easier peace. The second part of their plan aimed at provoking a war between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, which would allow the Nazis to retake power in Germany without U.S. intervention.

Eisenhower was politically naïve. When John Foster Dulles approached him in Europe to run for election in 1948, Eisenhower had no foreign policy concept formulated. He was easily swayed by Dulles’ idea of massive nuclear retaliation, which led to the appointment of Dulles as secretary of state. While Eisenhower was no Nazi and expressed his hatred of Nazis and Germans in his letters to his wife, he allowed American Nazis like the Dulles brothers to gain a great deal of control over his administration. Eisenhower appointed Allan Dulles as CIA Director, and Prescott Bush and John Lovett were Eisenhower’s close golfing buddies. Prescott Bush was also the driving force in selecting Richard Nixon as Eisenhower’s running mate. Nelson Rockefeller was appointed to head the Psychological Strategy Board. Numerous employees of Sullivan & Cromwell, the two Wall Street firms most involved with the Nazis, held important positions within the administration.

John McCloy and General Draper, both from the former Control Council of Germany, fulfilled important roles in the Eisenhower administration. Nothing was left to chance in the rebirth of the Nazis. In postwar Germany, the three most powerful figures: John McCloy head of the Control Council, Lewis Douglas, the head of the Finance Division of the Control Council, and German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, were all brothers-in-law. They all had wed daughters of John Zinsser, a partner of JP Morgan.

While the American Nazis succeeded in gaining partial control of the Eisenhower administration and were able to stoke the fires of the Cold War, they failed to secure total control. Although these American Nazis managed to dupe the tired old general, they never succeeded in completely tricking him. Even after suffering a debilitating heart attack, the old general refused to turn over the reins of power to Nixon, a man he loathed. Before leaving office, Eisenhower realized he had been duped and left us his rather cryptic warning about the military-industrial complex, suggesting the dangers of corporate rule.

Since 1960, Eisenhower’s warning has gone largely unheeded. Beginning with the rise of fascism and the elitism within the Reagan administration, the military keeps taking up a bigger portion of the budget, and social welfare has been largely eliminated, much as in Nazi Germany. Today, under the regime of George W. Bush, it is clear that the corporations within the military-industrial complex are in control of the country. Dick Cheney can pad his retirement account at Halliburton with millions of dollars of overcharges for services not delivered in the Iraq War. Meanwhile, many soldiers are sent into combat without body armor.

A recently disclosed top-secret document from the NSC reveals that staff were instructed to cooperate fully with Dick Cheney’s Energy Task Force as it considered the melding of two seemingly unrelated areas of policy: the review of operational policies towards rogue states, such as Iraq, and actions regarding the capture of new and existing oil and gas fields. The document suggests that Cheney’s Energy Task Force was actually a discussion for geostrategic plans for oil, putting the issue of war in the context of the captains of the oil industry sitting down with Cheney and laying grand, global plans. This would confirm Bush’s plans for regime change in 60 countries, and his support for rebel forces opposing the democratic government of Venezuela, as well as the increasing hostility of the Bush administration towards Iran.

Too many people still believe that fascism can’t happen here. It is happening here today. The Gestapo is firmly in place in the form of Ashcroft’s justice department. The FBI no longer serves to protect the citizens; instead it is being used to protect this regime, by such means as the gagging of Sibel Edmonds, for instance. The FBI is no longer primarily charged with criminal investigation; instead, it’s being used to enforce this regime’s policies. The FBI, other federal law enforcement agencies and the military are illegally spying on anyone opposed to this regime. Moreover, Representative Porter Goss, Bush’s choice to head the CIA, has introduced legislation that would allow the CIA to conduct operations inside the United States, including arbitrary arrests of American citizens.

Ike’s military-industrial complex, the PNAC document, the World Trade Organization, free trade agreements, and the George W. Bush regime are all parts of the many-headed Nazi Hydra in America.

If George W. Bush declares a red alert or martial law or manages to steal another election, will you be one of the first sent to the concentration camps? Will you go quietly like a lamb? Will you allow the Gestapo to haul away your neighbor, your wife, your son or daughter? Will you live next to the crematories with your head in the sand as the Germans did? Or will you oppose the regime and help reestablish the constitutional republic?

The time to decide is now - tomorrow may be too late. The corporate state of fascism has risen from the ashes of 9/11 like a giant phoenix. It will consume all that opposes it. The Fourth Reich has risen. Be aware. Your life and freedoms depend on it.

Glen Yeadon

Aug. 21, 2004,

Portland, Ore.

Diagram: The Bush Regime and the Nazi Family

Chapter 1,

What Fascism Is

Definitions of Fascism

Few words cause more confusion and heated debate than fascism. It is often used in the sense of extreme repression. Often the understanding of fascism is limited to the Nazis dictatorship. The term has been applied to many individuals, such as Joseph McCarthy, J. Edgar Hoover and others. It is frequently - often wrongly - used to describe police and law enforcement, and government and its policies.

What then is fascism exactly? Webster’s Dictionary defines it as: A government system marked by a centralized dictatorship, stringent socioeconomic controls and belligerent nationalism.

Benito Mussolini, the world’s first fascist dictator, said: Fascism should rightly be called Corporatism, as it is a merge of state and corporate power. The word fascism stems from the Italian word fascio, a union or league, and the Latin word fasces, an ancient Roman symbol of authority consisting of an executioner’s ax bound in a bundle of rods. Under ancient Roman law, it originally symbolized the power to kill mercifully with the ax or mercilessly by beating the condemned to death with the rods. It is also interpreted as Strength Through Unity, the fascist motto in V for Vendetta; in other words, corporatism. The reverse side of the Mercury dime depicts a fasces.

Upton Sinclair defined fascism simply as capitalism plus murder. According to Franklin Roosevelt:

The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism - ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or any controlling private power.

Another good definition of fascism comes from Heywood Broun, a noted American columnist in the 1930s:

Fascism is a dictatorship from the extreme right, or to put it a little more closely into our local idiom, a government which is run by a small group of large industrialists and financial lords... I think it is not unfair to say that any businessman in America, or public leader, who goes out to break unions is laying the foundations for fascism.

A lengthy description of fascism often credited to Mussolini is in the 1932 Italian Encyclopedia edited by Giovanni Gentile. Excerpts from that description are given in Appendix 1.

Overall, these definitions are vague and abstract. Roosevelt’s definition comes closest to the true essence, but even his is incapable of taking into account all forms of fascism. Like democracy, fascism comes in many forms. Further, no fascist state has ever first appeared full-blown. Even the Nazis and Mussolini took several years to consolidate their power. It’s that gradual transition that makes fascism so insidious.

The lack of a clear definition of fascism led the War Department to develop a training program to teach new inductees what they were fighting. The War Department released Program 64 on March 24, 1945. An excerpt from that program alludes to the difficulty in precisely defining a fascist.

Three Ways to Spot U.S. Fascists.

Fascists in America may differ slightly from fascists in other countries, but there are a number of attitudes and practices that they have in common. Following are three. Every person who has one of them is not necessarily a fascist. But he is in a mental state that lends itself to the acceptance of fascist aims.

1. Pitting religion, racial, and economic groups against one another in order to break down the national unity is a device of the divide and conquer technique used by Hitler to gain power in Germany and in other countries. With slight variations, to suit local conditions, fascists everywhere have used this Hitler method. In many countries, anti-Semitism (usually more accurately termed Judeophobia, as the word Semitic denotes mainly the language of the Arabs, and not the religion of the Jews) is a dominant device of fascism. In the United States native fascists have often been anti-Catholic, anti-Jew, anti-Negro, anti-Labor and anti-foreign born. In South America native fascists use the same scapegoats except that they substitute anti-Protestantism for anti-Catholicism. Interwoven with the master race theory of fascism is a well-planned hate campaign against minority races, religions, and other groups. To suit their particular needs and aims, fascists will use any one or a combination of such groups as a convenient scapegoat.

2. Fascism cannot tolerate such religious and ethical concepts as the brotherhood of man. Fascists deny the need for international cooperation. These ideas contradict the fascist theory of the master race. International cooperation, as expressed in the Dumbarton Oaks proposals, run counter to the fascist program of war and world domination. Right now our native fascists are spreading anti-British, anti-Soviet, anti-French and anti-United Nations propaganda.

3. It is accurate to call a member of a communist party a communist. For short, he is often called a Red. Indiscriminate pinning of the label Red on people and proposals which one opposes is a common political device. It is a favorite trick of native as well as foreign fascists.

Many fascists make the spurious claim that the world has but two choices - either fascism or communism - and they label as communist everyone who refuses to support them. By attacking our free enterprise, capitalist democracy, and by denying the effectiveness of our way of life, they hope to trap many people.

Program 64 set off a major firestorm of criticism in Congress. Led by pro-fascist members, the controversy raged until the War Department gave up the program.

Characteristics of Fascism

This book defines fascism as follows, with one condition. Fascism is a repressive totalitarian regime in which a small elite controls and uses the government for their benefit. Any action by a government that places the rights of a corporation or a group of elites above the rights of the people is a step toward fascism. However, even this definition fails to delineate the transformation from a capitalist democracy to a fascist state. For instance, when did Germany become a fascist state? Did it occur with Hitler’s appointment as chancellor? Or was it before or after the appointment?

While the March 1933 election was not free, nevertheless, the Nazi Party failed to gain a majority in the Reichstag. Thus it can be argued that the transformation occurred after that election. However, Germany was well along the road to a full fascist state before Hitler’s appointment.

The lack of a clear line marking the transformation to a fascist state points again to the movement’s insidious nature, and the impossibility of relying on simplistic definitions. Since there is no all-encompassing definition, it is best to look at the traits that explore the degree of fascism. While many of the traits of fascism are almost universally included on such lists, some are hotly contested. Political scientist Lawrence Britt listed the following:

1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism: Fascist regimes tend to make constant use of patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, songs and other paraphernalia. Flags are seen everywhere, as are flag symbols on clothing and in public displays.

2. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights: Because of fear of enemies and the need for security, the people in fascist regimes are persuaded that human rights can be ignored in certain cases because of need. The people tend to look the other way or even approve of torture, summary executions, assassinations, long incarcerations of prisoners, etc.

3. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause: The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial, ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc.

4. Supremacy of the Military: Even when there are widespread domestic problems, the military is given a disproportionate amount of government funding, and the domestic agenda is neglected. Soldiers and military service are glamorized.

5. Rampant Sexism: The governments of fascist nations tend to be almost exclusively male dominated. Under fascist regimes, traditional gender roles are made more rigid. Opposition to abortion is high, as is homophobia and anti-gay legislation and national policy.

6. Controlled Mass Media: Sometimes media are directly controlled by the government, but in other cases, the media are indirectly controlled by government regulation, or sympathetic media spokespeople and executives. Censorship, especially in wartime, is very common.

7. Obsession with National Security: Fear is used as a motivational tool by the government over the masses.

8. Religion and Government are Intertwined: Governments in fascist nations tend to use the most common religion in the nation as a tool to manipulate public opinion. Government leaders frequently use religious rhetoric, even when the major tenets of the religion are diametrically opposed to the government’s policies or actions.

9. Corporate Power is Protected: The industrial and business aristocracy of a fascist nation often puts government leaders into power, creating a mutually beneficial business-government relationship and power elite.

10. Labor Power is Suppressed: Because the organizing power of labor is the only real threat to a fascist government, labor unions are either eliminated entirely or are severely suppressed.

11. Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts: Fascist nations tend to promote and tolerate open hostility to higher education and academia. It is not uncommon for professors and other academics to be censored or even arrested. Free expression in the arts is openly attacked, and governments often refuse to fund the arts.

12. Obsession with Crime and Punishment: Under fascist regimes, the police are given almost limitless power to enforce laws. The people are often willing to overlook police abuses and even forego civil liberties in the name of patriotism. There is often a national police force with virtually unlimited power.

13. Rampant Cronyism and Corruption: Fascist regimes are almost always governed by groups of friends and associates who appoint each other to government positions, and then use governmental power and authority to protect their friends from accountability. It is not uncommon in fascist regimes for national resources and even treasures to be appropriated or even outright stolen by government leaders.

14. Fraudulent Elections: Sometimes elections in fascist nations are a complete sham. Other times, elections are manipulated by smear campaigns against or even assassination of opposition candidates, use of legislation to control voting numbers or political district boundaries, and manipulation of the media. Fascist nations also typically use their judiciaries to manipulate or control elections.

Some additional, more definitive traits of fascism, roughly in order of their importance, are:

Top-Down Revolution or Movement: Fascism is a rebellion or revolt by the elite to preserve their social economic status. This is the primary reason fascism begins during periods of economic turmoil. While the large number of followers of fascism such as Hitler’s Brown Shirts came from the middle and lower classes, the elite of German society controlled the party. It was only after Hitler assured the prominent business leaders of his opposition to socialism and unions that he gained power.

Unbridled Corporatism: The corporate leaders direct government policy for their own benefit. Fascism reduces controls on business and suppresses or bans unions.

Extreme Anti-communism, Anti-socialism and Anti-Liberal Views: Fascists regard the state as supreme and the individual as subordinate to the state. Fascism cancels or forces deep cuts in social programs.

Extreme Exploitation: Fascist regimes reduce people to objects of the state without human rights. Citizenship may be revoked from groups of people to exploit them and seize their property. (See also No. 2 on Britt’s list.)

Totalitarian: Fascism does not tolerate dissent. Dissenters face imprisonment or execution. Fascism packs the courts with party ideologues, leaving no recourse for grievances.

Extreme Nationalism: Excessive display of nationalism with flags, mottoes, slogans and other national symbolism is common to all fascist regimes. Fascist governments glorify the military and divert most of the government spending to the military and defense items. Often this extreme nationalism results in the expanding the country’s borders through wars. (Common to both lists.)

Destructive Divisiveness: All politicians in a democracy use divisions to win elections. However, under fascism, the divisiveness is uniquely destructive and often takes the form of racism, class warfare or even genocide. (Similarity with No. 3 on Britt’s list.)

Opportunistic Ideology: Fascists often adopt popular stances on issues to gain and hold power, but once fully in control, they reverse themselves in favor of reactionary positions. Hitler borrowed from socialism to gain power only. Once he gained power, he repudiated these ideas, and socialists were some of the first prisoners in the concentration camps.

Violence and Terror: Fascist regimes use violence and terror to gain and preserve power. Hitler had his Brown Shirts intimidate voters and opposition leaders by starting street brawls and even murdering the opposition. Once in power, he used the Gestapo, the secret state police, to root out and remove any opposition.

Expounding of Mysticism or Religious Beliefs: Hitler often spoke of the declining moral values in Germany, and used the church to manipulate public opinion. The Nazis modeled the SS after both religious and pagan customs. (Common to both lists.)

Cult-like Figurehead: A popular figurehead surrounded by a small cadre of cult-like followers has headed every fascist regime to date.

Censorship: The press and media are tightly controlled under fascism, and reduced to the role of the party’s mouthpiece. (Common to both lists.)

It must be emphasized that not all of these traits need be