Wikileaks proves CIA has no evidence of Russian hacking

Wikileaks proves CIA has no credible evidence of Russian hacking

 

by Don Hank

 

Foreword: My friends occasionally warn me about appearing to be too friendly toward Russia, as if such were possible.

So why do I focus so much on Russia? Five reasons come to mind:

1-I have studied Russian language and literature for most of my adult life, on both the undergraduate and graduate levels. During my studies, I came to love and admire the Russians based on what I have learned about them. They are for the most part courageous, intelligent, sensitive, honest, persevering and long suffering, to mention but a few of their merits.

2-In recent years, I have watched the Western world deteriorate to a situation that by now seems beyond repair. There is hatred between left and right, between the races, between Mexicans and US citizens, between Muslims and Christians, and there is a press and political class that encourage this, and that foments hatred of the more mild-mannered Muslims while embracing the more intolerant and violent ones, as I showed here. The press and politicians constantly stir up wars that we inevitably lose or that destroy whole nations and regions, and the elites are at a loss to articulate why (although it ought to be obvious why they do this, as I explained here). There is no change in sight. In comparison to Russia, the latter seems like a paradise, even to the most objective observer.

3-To keep up with the language, I read almost all the speeches and interviews delivered by Putin in the original Russian. I also have read his biography in his native tongue. It is no exaggeration to say I feel as if I had known him all my life and I know how he will react in each situation. In diplomacy, he seems to be heeding the words of Christ.

4-The most formidable danger facing the world is nuclear war and the media and political class seem hell-bent on starting a war with Russia. From what I have read, partly in the Russian press, I am convinced that either of China or Russia could destroy the entire US in a matter of minutes with their hardware (which is why I posted this).

5-Of all the issues that the msm and politicians lie about and distort, all things touching Russia are by far the most distorted and misunderstood. I would be a bad person if I snoozed through this barrage of lies and false narratives, and, given all the research I have done and my educational background, I simply can’t do that.

After all, why would someone with years of research under his belt in precisely this life or death issue not want to counter the obvious lies about Russia? Should I care that some racist Westerners will think ill of me and call me a pinko or a commie – even though the West is adopting the model of the USSR while Russia has learned its lesson about tyranny the hard way and has backtracked to a conservative, sane and healthy way of life and public policies?

I had told you this before, based solely on an analysis of the inane accusations by the “intelligence” agencies, here and here.

The breaking news about the CIA is that Wikileaks has received a data trove proving they have been using Russian software and malware to create fake “evidence” that the Russians are hacking US officials.

Firstly, the sly press interpreted this, eg, here, as follows:

WikiLeaks’ Attack on U.S. Intelligence

“The release of the CIA’s hacking tools is a victory not for the American public but for Russia.”

In other words, in Slate’s view, making the public aware of the truth is not a victory for the people? So is it a victory for them to be uninformed? I guess so. Moreover, calling it exclusively a victory for Russia implies we have lost something. So clearing the path to a detente with Russia, a nuclear power, is a bad thing – no matter that it might be a step to avoiding a nuclear holocaust?

Wired goes even further, saying that even though the CIA had tools to fake Russian hacking, there is no indication that they used them.
Right. So if a man with a stocking over his head is carrying a bag of burglar tools and is standing outside a freshly-broken window of your home, don’t jump to conclusions and call the police or anything.

But ok, let’s suspend disbelief and say it does not prove the Russians did not hack US officials. But Wired and the rest of the CIA hit men journos omit to tell us what it does prove: That all the hard “evidence” of Russian hacking is now null and void, because the only “evidence” was Russian characters in docs supposedly left by the “hackers” but now we know that this is not proof it was the Russians and not the CIA itself, which previously had given non-credible evidence, such as the scope of the data dump and the “motive” – as if Bernie Sanders supporters had no motive whatsoever to leak this information to the public.  If the CIA has no evidence, how is this undocumented theory of a Russian hack a print-worthy story?

The CIA’s claim that they found Russian “fingerprints” all over the files that were left by the hackers, including characters from a Russian keyboard, was a stupid thing to say because the Russians are a lot smarter than to leave that kind of trail. And the Russians don’t lie to the press in ways that can easily be detected. (If you compare the Russian press with the Western press, you will see that the latter often prints things that are later disproven and presents viewpoints not supported by the facts, as evidenced by the Russian hacking narrative). If you follow the Russian press, eg, Sputnik, Russia Today, TASS, Ria Novosti, etc, you therefore do not see obvious exaggeration and lies. Ask yourself: Why would a country with almost no public debt need to lie about its economy, for example, to a country with a $20 trillion debt? Why would it need to lie about its foreign relations when it does not start color revolutions and create chaos throughout the world?  Why would it lie about its treatment of its citizens when no scandal has ever broken over spying on its own people, or when no riots occur in its cities or when its president has as high as 85% approval in the polls (which never happened in the US, ever!)? Etc. Observant students of Russia and Putin and their modus operandi know the Russians did not hack our officials. So when Putin said several months back that the Russian Federation does not interfere in elections of other countries, he was telling the truth. How did I know? Because, as I explained in my articles Putinology 101 and The Putin Principle, Russia has long stated as part of its public policy statement and publicity program that, unlike the West, they do not meddle in other countries’ internal affairs, for example, as the US did at the Maidan in Kiev, causing a  bloody illegal coup that led to an ongoing civil war and wrecked the country socially and economically. Meddling is exclusively Western MO. Russia must avoid all appearances of meddling, especially in US internal politics, because non-interference is what they have been trying to promote throughout the world, creating a stark contrast to the US and showing the public that their hands-off policy really works by establishing trust and respect in foreign relations. So far this policy has led to excellent relations with even the most difficult states, including NATO member Turkey, which, despite the Turkish shootdown of the Russian fighter over Syria, now has better relations with Russia than with any Western country (Holland just recently refused to let Erdogan’s plane land at a Dutch airport; Merkel refuses to let Erdogan campaign among Turkish residents of Germany). The iron-clad Russian non-interference principle is why Putin was very circumspect in his description of Trump, calling him yarki, which when applied to persons, only means roughly “colorful,” not “bright” as it was wrongly translated in the Western media (BTW, I am a technical translator by trade and Russian is one of my languages). Trump foolishly said Putin had called him a genius. Hardly! Trump’s over-the-top claims have contributed to this own downfall by creating the illusion that Putin supported his campaign, even though Putin repeatedly said he did not support either candidate and will work with either one that is elected.

Russia has in Vladimir Putin one of the most gifted diplomats and statesmen who ever lived.  The US is at best in the hands of bungling amateurs. And that is putting it diplomatically. After all, I would not want a Russophobic Neocon saying I am a Kremlin stooge.

 

Related:

http://laiglesforum.com/analysis-shows-us-intel-agencies-inventing/4034.htm

http://laiglesforum.com/the-latest-fake-story-from-us-intel/4038.htm

 

 

 

US sues German bank for being fooled by US

US suing German bank for being fooled by US government

Kommentar auf Deutsch: http://laiglesforum.com/4004-2

http://laiglesforum.com/4004-2

by Don Hank

The US has just sued Deutsche Bank for around $14 billion [over a $3 billion loss, so kind of exaggerated – but the Fed and US are broke and ths is a desperate measure], and this has triggered a crisis that will affect the world economy.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-deutsche-bank-lawsuit-idUSKCN0VC2NY

Deutsche Bank AG must face a U.S. lawsuit seeking to hold it liable for causing $3.1 billion of investor losses by failing to properly monitor 10 trusts backed by toxic residential mortgages, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday.

U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan in Manhattan said Belgium’s Royal Park Investments SA/NV may pursue claims that the trustee Deutsche Bank National Trust Co ignored “widespread” deficiencies in how the underlying loans were underwritten and serviced, and failed to require that bad loans be repurchased.

If you read the entire report linked above you will see that the root cause of the toxic mortgages sold by Deutsche Bank is not mentioned. No Western news outlet will tell you or remind you of why DB had these mortgages on its balance sheet, because, as usual, corruption in the US government kicked this all off. This is not to say that DB is blameless. But it was fraud on the part of US rating agencies Standard  & Poor and Moody’s that led up to this debacle (and caused the financial crisis of 2008). Some of these securities had been bought from the Fed in 2012 as a result of the bailout of AIG. Obviously, these were represented by the Fed as having more value than they actually had. Otherwise, DB would not have bought them. Please read the citations linked to below to learn the background of what happened.

German banks flooded with 75-90 billion euros worth of bad US mortgage-backed derivatives (from focus.de in 2008):

http://www.focus.de/finanzen/boerse/finanzkrise/finanzkrise_aid_267350.html

My translation of opening paragraph:

The Financial market crisis triggered in the US could, according to media reports, cost German credit institutes up to 90 billion euros. [And this was a report from 2008. The toxic derivatives have never been purged from the German system since then and now threaten to bring down Deutsche Bank, one of the biggest banks in Europe!—Don Hank]

ORIGINAL: Die in den USA ausgelöste Finanzmarktkrise könnte die deutschen Kreditinstitute nach Medienberichten mit bis zu 90 Milliarden Euro belasten

 

http://www.zeit.de/wirtschaft/2012-04/deutsche-bank-hypothekenanleihen

April 2012

My translation: Deutsche Bank has purchased a bundle of structured securities [mostly mortgage-backed derivatives] valued in the billions belonging to the one-time world’s biggest insurer AIG [bailed out by the Fed]. The Institute has, together with Barclays, reportedly won a bid for collateralized debt obligations (CDOs), which were dubbed toxic securities in the financial crisis.

ORIGINAL: Die Deutsche Bank hat der US-Notenbank Federal Reserve ein milliardenschweres Paket strukturierter Wertpapiere des einst weltgrößten Versicherers AIG abgekauft. Das Institut habe zusammen mit der britischen Großbank Barclays den Zuschlag für strukturierte Hypothekenpapiere (Collateralized Debt Obligation, CDO), die in der Finanzkrise als Giftpapiere bezeichnet wurden.

 

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-last-mystery-of-the-financial-crisis-20130619

QUOTE

But the financial crisis happened because AAA ratings stopped being something that had to be earned and turned into something that could be paid for. [In other words, these agencies rated these securities as AAA but they could not have really earned that rating because, thanks to the bursting of the housing bubble, many of the lendees were no longer paying because their homes were no longer worth anywhere near the face value of their mortgages—Don Hank].

That this happened is even more amazing because these companies naturally have powerful leverage over their clients, as they are part of a quasi-protected industry that enjoys massive de facto state subsidies. Largely that’s because government agencies like the Securities and Exchange Commission often force private companies to fulfill regulatory requirements by retaining or keeping in reserve certain fixed quantities of assets – bonds, securities, whatever – that have been rated highly by a “Nationally Recognized” ratings agency, like the “Big Three” of Moody’s, S&P and Fitch. So while they’re not quite part of the official regulatory infrastructure, they might as well be. [Yes, and something else: The SEC had to know that these agencies were faking these ratings because they knew about the housing bubble even before it popped. The SEC is equally to blame but no one can sue them, so the government scapegoated the rating agencies that were, de facto, pressured into faking the ratings—Don Hank]

 

Thus you will see that the US is suing DB essentially for something that was set in motion by the above-named US rating agencies, which were allowed to get away with their fraud by the criminally derelict SEC, a government agency responsible for final oversight, independently of rating agencies.

How interesting that so much of the pain in the world is caused by our corrupt government trying desperately to get money by hook or by crook instead of cutting spending by putting people back to work and staying out of other countries’ affairs.

Like a boomerang, you can expect the aftershocks of the German crisis to hit you right square in the pocket book at some future date.

 

 

 

The key to stable governance: happy people

 

The key to stable governance is happy people

 

Yesterday, I reported on an attack on an innocent German woman by an angry “refugee,” showing how German women now have real reason to fear riding on commuter trains, given the large numbers of Muslim men now riding along with them. Every German knows that Merkel is to blame for the mass immigration that brought these men to Germany.

Thus, today we read in the German press that the AdF, a popular and growing anti-Merkel and anti-immigration party, is making major strides in the state of Mecklenburg-Pomerania, once part of communist East Germany. Those of us who have travelled in the “East Zone” and in the Soviet Union can more easily see what is going on today in East-West geopolitics. (BTW, I suspect that if I had been unable to speak the languages spoken there, I never would have grasped these things. I say that with all the humility possible — under the circumstances). Some can even see the systemic errors of their entire Establishment and the sheeple who support it.

A few days ago I saw a simply pitiful post by a pseudo-intellectual Neocon apologist at AIM (Cliff Kincaid’s site) stating that Putin was using “Marxist dialectics” in his politics. He was trying to rebut a post of mine and said “you don’t understand Marxian dialectics.”

No, my dears, that is wrong on two counts. First off, Putin does not use Marxian dialectics. Russia is well past that childish phase, which we are still mired down in here in the West. Secondly, I do know enough about Marxian dialectics and Putin to be absolutely certain of that. In an interview, Putin was once asked what his ideology was and he said he didn’t have one, and that he merely faces each problem as it comes up and works hard to solve it. His managerial style makes it clear that he was telling the truth. But Westerners are trained by their keepers never to pay a bit of attention to what Putin says or does, insisting that he – the only world leader who tells the truth – is lying. And of course, he speaks Russian (gasp!). This attitude is part of our government training and can best be described as Neocon – the new Nazism. All their lives, most Westerners have seen politicians deceiving, lying and betraying and have been conditioned to believe that such is the human condition. It is not. It is the Marxian dialectic at work ramming radical Enlightenment ideology (typified by Voltaire’s writings as opposed to those of the more moderate branch of the Enlightenment) down our throats. Politicians are absolutely convinced that they are morally superior to the little people because they are imbued with a fatally flawed ideology that originated over 300 years ago but is still thought of as the undisputed superior way that must be enforced by superior beings.

The shocking fact is that the only region still using the Marxian dialect is the woefully failing West, and that would be all major countries in the West, which are puppets that basically just follow, zombie-like, Washington’s dictates (no, my dears, the UN does not control the US, as many have been taught to dutifully believe. It is the other way around).

The Marxian dialectic is a method of persuasion by stealth and deception that was refined, for example, into the Delphi technique in the US. Although it is only a technique and could theoretically be employed for good, its aim for well over a century has been to overcome logic and reason so that people will accept things that they would not accept spontaneously. That would be, by definition, unpleasant things. The Bible calls this putting good for evil and evil for good. (All of this was concisely put into perspective back in 2009 by Cassandra Goldman, here.)

Despite what you are being taught by Neoconservatives of both political parties (Hillary is the arch-Neocon), nothing like this failed dialectic-based philosophy is being written about and studied in today’s Russia by major Kremlin decision makers, who have adopted a unique principle of their own, namely, a common sense technique of governance that can be boiled down to: avoid giving the people pain and make them as happy as possible. The decision makers stumbled across this technique because ordinary Russians, initially deceived by the dialectic fol-de-rol described above, were so profoundly unhappy that they spontaneously rebelled against it. (While in Cracow in the early 70s, I lived with a family where the daughter was a physician. I asked her how much a doctor makes in Poland and she said it was the equivalent of $30/mo, a salary impossible to live on. When I asked how she got by, she laughed and said “by selling doctor’s excuses”). At some point, vast numbers of workers throughout the Soviet Union and its satellite states had stopped going to their jobs, and it became impossible to discipline them because they were too numerous. (Note that the West is on the cusp of such a quiet revolution. Brexit is the best example but more are on the way. This is because the pain has become unbearable for many, like our German lady correspondent in the commuter train full of mean Muslims).

The simple fact. which most Americans are trained not to notice or believe, is that Soviet decision makers had found the limits of authoritarianism and were forced to find a new way.

The fact that Putin has had around 80% popularity for years is a clear sign that he is succeeding in making people happy.

The fact that Congressional approval is always below 10% in the US is a sign that Americans are deeply unhappy, and we all know we are. The only reason presidents have a higher popularity than this is because they have succeeded in convincing the gullible public that they are working hard to overcome the bad influence in congress, in Wall Street, and in whichever is the opposition party, and that prosperity (eg, recovery) is just around the corner.

There is no name for this new political philosophy discovered by the Russians because it is based on reason, logic and common sense so it’s been around forever. But Western pols shun it because it is not pseudo-intellectual enough for them (they can’t bear the thought that they are not far superior to the masses in terms of intellect and morality). Meanwhile, the elitist West is busy poring over philosophy books, writing new Libertarian, rightwing, Neocon and liberal tripe to find the solution that is right in front of our noses.

So why is Mecklenburg looking to the AdF party? Because, surprise, this party actually wants to give the people what they want, without any underhanded tricks. And the people there have lived under communism so they are not as easily fooled as the brainwashed sheeple in the rest of Germany.

Many Americans believe that is also what Trump wants to do, and that would seem to be the case a priori, although it is not always easy to tell what Trump is thinking or if he is thinking what he is saying. (But unlike Neocon Hillary, he certainly does not seem, by all appearances, to want more war, especially with Russia).

I got the story about Mecklenburg turning against Merkel from the German-language site of Der Spiegel.

Now while the Soviets and the rest of the East bloc were forced, by much pain and suffering, to admit that the old Marxist experiment could not work, the West is still a babe in the woods whose “leaders” believe explicitly in the Marxian-dialectic technique, not necessarily as a method of persuading the masses, but as an end in itself, namely persuading them that everything they hate is good and common sense cannot be trusted.

Most of us are so brainwashed – not only by the Left but also by the Russia-hating (racist) Neocons and nominal “conservatives,” who approach problems in a purely legalistic way (like the Pharisees in Jesus’ day)  – that we can’t see the obvious, namely, that the only lasting and authentic value that will enable a political body to govern in the long term is happiness of the people. If the people are happy with what the governing body is doing, that body can maintain its power over them indefinitely. If not, that power is fleeting and doomed to pass away sooner or later.

So how have we allowed ourselves to be so grossly misled? There are many facets to the process by which we are deceived, but one very important factor is that our “leaders” – on both sides of the imaginary aisle – are telling us or suggesting to us that Russia and Putin are the ones who are deceiving us and that whatever they are doing is wrong or evil, and therefore, we must do the opposite. Pretty convincing if one is a dimwit.

Incredibly, we keep falling for this malarkey, keep doing the wrong thing and pursuing failed policies, and like lemmings, are literally committing mass suicide, all the while thinking that a politician on the “other” side – be it left, libertarian, middle, vegetarian or right – will save us.

What we fail to realize is that we desperately need to be saved from ourselves – ie, from our brainwashed selves. And hence, we must be our own saviors.

To accomplish this, we must simply open our eyes and see again, using the common sense we have been taught to eschew. Common sense that the God we are supposed to not believe in, gave us.

 

Hegelian dialectic and its influence in the West:

https://alettertothetimes.wordpress.com/2009/03/25/the-hegelian-dialectic-the-delphi-technique-and-moral-relativism/

 

 

 

Hopeless, desperate situation of German women: first hand account of attack on female commuter

Hopeless and desperate situation for German women:

Unreported terror attack on a helpless woman on commuter train in Germany

 

I got this email this a.m. in German. This kind of account will never find its way into the media. As soon as I read this, I immediately emailed the lady who wrote it. My friend had failed to delete her address. She confirmed that it had indeed happened as related in her email but asked me not to include her address because she is a business woman — implication: I could lose my job for being a victim. 

Of course I complied.

But herein lies the dilemma that is destroying our Western world. If you cannot report things to the press because you know they won’t print them or because you could lose your job, or if you can only report anonymously to a few friends, then there can never be a resolution (remember that rape victims once faced this dilemma). Things will inexorably get worse. As you can see from this email, the situation for women is already desperate and yet they have no mouthpiece, no source of protection. I can’t help but think of the adjective “Kafkaesque.” Franz Kafka, a German speaking Jew living in Prague, described horrific surreal situations and events happening to ordinary people. Though Kafka died before Hitler rose to power, critics generally believe he was foreshadowing the horrors of the Holocaust, conveying the impressions of it in the form of dreams. During my language study in Marburg I was privileged to sit under a professor who specialized in Kafka. Here is my translation of a short Kafka poem to give you a sense of the helplessness and the pathos he often conveys: http://laiglesforum.com/night-time-by-franz-kafka/1385.htm. I see all of my readers and myself as this lonely watchman in a land on the cusp of a great tragedy, with no clear-cut hope for a rescue.

Like this anonymous German lady, our only hope is in God.

Don Hank

 

My translation of the Report:

 Not so great….

what I experienced in the stations and on the train today.

… today I experienced a terrible attack by an invader who had just arrived in Germany. (I could tell by the bags and the appended Flight Dispatch papers.) The man insulted me in the worst possible way calling me names such as “witch”, etc. What he said to me in his own language, I did not understood. I found it strange that he knew German swear words representing women!

And I had neither looked at him nor approached him. I realized that these people arrive here already stirred up and full of hatred against us. This does not prevent them, however, from living off of our tax money. Since I was not prepared for such an attack out of the blue, I did not answer, but simply tried to find my way to my track, without looking back. The man continued following me quite a distance at the station and then left off harassing me.

Anyway I realized what will happen if another 70 million Muslims come here to Europe! Oh woe! God help us!

Tonight, on the way back, I was probably the only German woman in the whole train. That was a very strange feeling. Two men sitting in my immediate vicinity fondled their genitals the whole time. It was disgusting. I only observed from the corner of my eye and of course, did not deliberately look their way. The men almost all stared at me, since I was styled extremely smartly and businesslike. I got the impression that my very elegant outfit instilled a little respect.

I became keenly aware that neither my pepper spray nor even my powerful and impact resistant laser-beam flashlight, which I could use to blind or strike someone in an emergency, would not help me in the least. Among the mass of (male !!!!) Muslims, I as a woman can do nothing. One is simply helpless.

However, this situation today has also shown me that I have to prepare for such events, so that I remain capable of acting. I had already been in several difficult situations at stations, but there were never this many Muslims facing me. I have to think about it and pray that I will know how to deal with such situations in the future.

 

Editor’s comment: Let’s use a little reason and common sense. We know that Russia and the Syrian government are knocking the starch out of ISIS and the US-backed terror group Al-Qaeda. The Russian success has forced the US to act accordingly in Iraq to avoid losing face. So imagine you are a terrorist, defeated and fleeing from one of these countries. Where do you go? Need I even say it? You join the throng of refugees headed for Germany (possibly via Turkey, the Italian island of Lampedusa, or Greece). Today more than ever, with ISIS being slowly defeated in key areas, it is a no-brainer that a very high percentage of battle hardened terrorists are embedded among the “refugees.” If this logic is accurate, then things will get much worse before they get better. IF they get better. The above-describe attack shows that things can hardly get much worse for German women. BTW, can anyone fail to understand Trump’s position on Muslim immigration after reading this anguishing account?

Don Hank

 

Original German language report:

…nicht so toll….

Was ich heute so auf den Bahnhöfen und im Zug erlebte

.

…dann hatte ich heute eine schreckliche Attacke eines gerade in der BRD angekommenen Invasors. (Das konnte ich an den Koffern und den anhängenden Flugabfertigungs-Papieren erkennen.) Der Mann hat mich auf das Übelste beschimpft und mich mit allen möglichen Ausdrücken, wie  „Hexe“ usw., tituliert. Was er in seiner Landessprache über mir aussprach, habe ich ja nicht verstanden. Eigenartig empfand ich, dass ihm deutsche Schimpfwörter für Frauen, bekannt waren!

Dabei habe ich ihn weder angesehen noch ihn angesprochen. Mir ist dabei klar geworden, dass diese Leute bereits aufgestachelt und voller Hass gegen uns, hier ankommen. Was sie allerdings nicht hindert, von unserem Steuergeld zu leben. Da ich auf so eine Attacke aus dem Nichts, nicht vorbereitet war, habe ich gar nichts geantwortet, sondern versuchte einfach meinen Weg zu meinem Gleis, weiter zu gehen, ohne mich umzusehen. Der Mann ist mir noch ein ganzes Stück auf dem Bahnhof gefolgt und hat dann von einer weiteren Verfolgung meiner Person, abgelassen.

Auf jeden Fall ist mir klar geworden, was es bedeutet, wenn weitere 70 Mio. Moslems hier nach Europa kommen! Oh weh! Gnade uns Gott!

Heute Abend, auf dem Rückweg, war ich wohl die einzige Deutsche in dem ganzen Zug. Das war ein ganz eigenartiges Gefühl. Zwei Männer, in meiner unmittelbaren Nähe sitzend, haben sich die ganze Zeit an Ihren Geschlechtsteilen selbst gegrabscht. Es war widerlich. Ich habe das nur aus den Augenwinkeln gesehen und natürlich nicht extra dort hin geschaut. Die Männer haben mich fast alle angestarrt, da ich heute extrem schick und geschäftsmäßig gestylt war. Ich hatte den Eindruck, dass ihnen mein sehr elegantes  Outfit ein wenig Respekt eingeflößt hat.

Mir ist heute so richtig klar geworden, dass weder mein Pfefferspray, noch meine große und schlagfeste Laserstrahl – Taschenlampe, mit der ich blenden und im Notfall auch zuschlagen könnte, mir etwas nützen würde. Bei der Masse von (männlichen!!!!) Moslems, kann ich als Frau nichts mehr tun. Man ist einfach hilflos.

Diese Situation heute, hat mir aber auch gezeigt, dass ich mich auf solche Begebenheiten vorbereiten muss, damit ich handlungsfähig bleibe. Ich war ja schon mehrmals in schwierigen Situationen auf den Bahnhöfen, aber da waren es auch noch nicht so viel Moslems, denen ich gegenüber stand. Ich muss noch darüber nachdenken und auch beten, damit ich weiß, wie ich mit solchen Situationen in Zukunft, umzugehen habe.

 

 

About that hammer and sickle on the Russian Army flag

About that hammer and sickle on the Russian Army flag

 

by Don Hank

Someone recently asked me why the Russian military has reverted to the hammer and sickle on their flag. I explained that this symbol antedated the Russian Revolution and did not necessarily denote communism. In fact the revolution itself was supported by a people who never dreamed it would turn communist. The hammer and sickle was rather used as a symbol of independence from the West and a kind of warning against Western meddling.

I think the fact that the symbol is back in place is a sign of just how angry and frustrated Russians are at the Western introduction of terror in Russia.

Just imagine how you would feel if another country introduced terrorist killers into the US and they occupied a school, as they did in Breslan, and started killing child hostages. Can you imagine a greater affront? Actually, the Saudis did something like this, killing 2-3000 Americans and our government covered up for them.

Meanwhile, the Russian intelligence services, including their ex chief Putin, knew the US was behind these atrocities and kept silent for 2 decades, as reported here.

You should be struck not that the Russian army has reinstated the old symbol of independence that affronts Americans, but that they sat silent for 2 decades nursing their pain from the death of those children and other atrocities committed by the US-backed and trained terrorists.

I personally have not a single doubt that everything a person or a country does to harm another will eventually come back to harm the offender. I have seen it happen too often to doubt it. It happens right around the time people wake up and recognize the treachery behind the event.

The EU bosses used trickery to induce the Brits to join them, but now, decades later, Britain has left the EU and the bosses are rightfully worried sick that another major player will leave. If Italy were to leave, for example, the EU could be crippled fatally. That’s the kind of justice I am talking about. It is divine and cosmic and it is unstoppable.

The US government lied about trade agreements for years, and now, Europe and Japan have stopped believing. Thus TTIP is all but dead. This is how it works.

In the early 70s the US made a dirty deal with the bloody Satanic Wahhabis in Saudi Arabia, whereby the US would fight all Saudi wars for them in exchange for the Saudis propping up the US dollar. The wars intentionally took the lives of innocents, including many Christians, and destabilized country after country in ways that ushered in groups like Al-Qaeda and ISIS. But despite the plot to save the dollar, last year already, almost all US allies joined the Chinese investment bank AIIB, despite desperate pleas from Obama not to join.

In compliance with unknown terms of the petrodollar agreement, Washington founded and funded, together with the Saudi Rat Pack, at least 3 major terror groups, all of which came back to bite us. Worst of all, our evil government is no longer trusted anywhere. And despite the desperate measure to prop up the dollar with murder, the plan is backfiring. The same Saudis who plotted with Washington are now grinding down the dollar with rock bottom oil prices. There is no honor among thieves they say.

Washington’s power is being drained little by little.

What went around came around.

And all the silly Neocons can talk about is a symbol on a flag. And yet, US embassies all around the world are flying the rainbow flag, no less an affront to good hard working traditional people everywhere and no Neocon utters a peep.

Hypocrites all of them!

 

 

 

War with Russia? I don’t think so

War with Russia? I don’t think so

 

by Don Hank

I am not convinced that the West wants war with Russia. Nuclear war could end civilization or even life on earth and even the power-blinded elites know that.

Those who think the Establishment wants a real war are forgetting the Brexit – Britain’s exit from the EU. It succeeded beyond anyone’s – including its organizers’ – wildest dreams. Just a few days ago, Merkel, Renzi and Hollande, the “leaders” of the 3 most powerful nations in Europe, met on the island of Ventotene, where Altiero Spinelli, a founding father of the EU, was imprisoned by Mussolini (aficionados of the EU, founded with the blessings of the occultist Freemasons, like symbolism). It was called a “trilateral summit” in the press and its participants pretended it was a meeting to discuss issues ranging from security to a project (called Erasmus) to boost youth employment.
But the root cause of the summit was Brexit and there was even talk of a post-Brexit “restart” of the EU. Italian Prime Minister Renzi ventured to opine recently that Brexit shows that the EU is in trouble. That’s a no-brainer but national leaders in Europe had never dared to say anything that audacious. These three, perhaps more than anyone, sense that the EU is doomed and they wishfully think that by getting the “leaders” together, perhaps they can prevent it from collapsing.

Further meetings with 12 impotent heads of member states and Donald Tusk, the impotent head of the impotent European Council, is scheduled for this week, according to this Italian news site.

But Western leaders have little influence on the disgruntled little folks like you and me. For instance, Obama’s rush to Europe to urge Brits not to vote to leave the EU is believed by some to have prompted some fence sitters to vote to leave.
Thus Brexit was an object lesson in who really controls Europe, namely, the peoples of the continent. The recent silly resurgence of Russophobia throughout the West, epitomized by the absurd ban on Russian participation in the para-Olympics, but also manifested in the exaggerated media attention to a Syrian boy whose home was apparently destroyed by Russian bombs, are designed to make the West afraid that Russia, and not ISIS, is the most formidable enemy of civilization. They do this in the vain hopes that they can once more terrorize their own peoples into joining with them in a campaign for “more Europe” (code for more central control over once-sovereign nation states) and a renewed rallying around NATO and around its most influential supporter, the senile Hillary Clinton. But all signs suggest that it is too late and that the Western people are awakening. Freedom is up ahead waiting for the real people to shuck off the blinders.
Our biggest fear should not be a war with Russia but a restart of the EU and popular support for US hegemony. Those who see through the charade must try to spread the word so that we are not lured back into serfdom by the elites. It is time for a West-wide exit, not just from the EU but from the Atlanticist Establishment.

 

References:

https://laroucheirishbrigade.com/2012/03/02/accusations-of-eus-occult-finance-are-spot-on/

 

 

Outrage: Know-nothing European “journalist” hacks meddling in US elections

Outrage: European “journalist” hacks meddling in US elections (they’re either bought or woefully misinformed)

 

by Don Hank

 

I watch the news and talk shows on Deutsche Welle and am hearing both German politicians and journalists alike saying some of the stupidest things about Donald Trump, notably that he – and not the warmongering Neocon Hillary – will be the one candidate to start WW III.

The German-based Spiegel Magazine has published, in English, a Neocon hit piece by Marc Pitzke titled “Trump Has Shown His True Side, It’s Time To Act,” with a secondary title “Donald Trump Is a Threat to the US and World Peace.”

Is that nuanced enough for you? Let’s see if we can guess whether Marc is another bought and paid for Establishment shill or an honest journalist seeking the truth behind the political correctness.

Ironically, this same Spiegel empire that publishes Pitzke’s tripe once featured at the top of its bestseller list, the book “Bought Journalists” by Udo Ulfkotte, former editor of the prestigious daily Frankfurter Allgemeine and best-known whistleblower on European media, exposing European journalism as a fraud bought and paid for by the CIA.

I had shown before that the real war monger is Hillary (who voted for the Iraq invasion) and the peace maker is Trump (who accurately chided Jeb Bush that his brother had made a mess of Iraq). I pointed out that:

 

Hillary, for her part, has compared Putin with Hitler, and her choice of pro-war cabinet members has led a number of scholars to predict that a Hillary presidency would lead to a nuclear war.

 

One such scholar, Stephen F. Cohen, professor emeritus of Russian studies at NYU and Princeton, has said:

“We’re approaching a Cuban Missile Crisis level nuclear confrontation with Russia,” he explained. “And there is absolutely no discussion, no debate, about this in the American media.”

“Then along comes, unexpectedly, Donald Trump,” he continued, “Who says he wants to end the New Cold War, and cooperate with Russia in various places… and –astonishingly– the media is full of what only can be called neo-McCarthyite charges that he is a Russian agent, that he is a Manchurian candidate, and that he is Putin’s client.”

Cohen is joined by other serious experts and US officials as reported here, here,  here,  here, etc, who  warn that, despite the outrageous lie that Trump is a threat to peace, it is in fact Hillary who may very well start the next war.

An article in Zero Hedge reports that Michele Flournay, who is expected to be named to head Hillary’s Pentagon, “advocates sending more American troops into combat against ISIS and Assad than Obama has been willing to commit.” By contrast, Trump has said “Let Syria and ISIS fight. Why do we care?”

I need to add to this that Hillary, and not only her choice of Pentagon chief, is on record as saying she supports a US-enforced no-fly zone in Syria, where Russia had already shown its deadly anti-aircraft missile power. According to “Little Marco” Pritzke, such a no-fly zone in a country bristling with dead-eye accurate Russian S-400s and S-500s would in no way threaten world peace. Of the two candidates, despite facts to the contrary, only Trump would be a threat to world peace in Pritzke’s benighted view.

But what about the US? Pitzke also averred Trump threatens the US. Now, as I just pointed out yesterday, the US invariably referred to by the bought Western “journalists” described in whistleblower Ulfkotte’s book is not the US people – that would be you and me – but rather the Washington Establishment, which is inexplicably touted throughout Western Elitedom as the Indispensable Nation and the Exceptional Nation.

Anyone who questions the wisdom of the US-led NATO, for example, is regarded by Western journalists and politicians as a blasphemer. After all, if the US Establishment is the Exceptional Nation, then it is to be regarded as blessed by the Almighty and anyone thwarting its will is opposing the Divine Plan for mankind.

Now if I had Marky Pitzke before me, I would remind him that NATO and the US took out Ghadaffi and created a vacuum that virtually invited ISIS to fill it. Libyan refugees with nowhere else to go have come to his country in droves. I would also remind him that the Syrian war was unwittingly supported wholeheartedly by Western politicians and journalists, who were supporting the Arab Spring, wherein foreign Islamist fighters opposed Bashar al-Assad, a secularist leader who had established a peaceful society in which Sunnis, Shiites and Christians alike respected each other, and, thanks to these Western efforts, millions of Syrians are now forced, like the Libyans, to flee to Europe, creating a major humanitarian crisis that threatens to collapse Angela Merkel’s CDU party. Likewise, the US Establishment worshipped by Pitzke and his fellow toadies invaded Iraq, causing the same chain reaction there, which also adversely affects Europe. And then there is the NATO-induced debacle in Kosovo that no Western journalist dares to write about, but which I have documented here. And let’s not forget Ukraine, which the Washington and European elites — notably those of Pitzke’s country — transformed into a failed state.

Ironically, Marc Pitzke fears Trump in part because Trump questions the usefulness of NATO and the US State Department’s policies that caused the crisis in Pitzke’s own country.

But unlike Pitzke, Trump’s supporters are justifiably not afraid that the US Establishment is being challenged. They are afraid it will survive long enough to create another Iraq, another Libya, another Kosovo, another Syria, and a war with Russia, none of which would benefit Germany or any other country.

Is Mark Pitzke not precisely the kind of “bought journalist” described by Udo Ulfkotte? Or is he just woefully uninformed or short on gray matter?

Either way, what in heaven’s name is this two-bit hack doing meddling in another country’s elections when he hasn’t a clue as to what is going on?

If you agree that this “journalist” lied about Trump being a warmonger, please write to Marc Pitzke at Marc.Pitzke@spiegel.de and tell him so. You can tell him that in lying about Trump, he is supporting the fascist Hillary Clinton, who talks as though she wants war in Ukraine to support the far right regime and its fighters who wear logos that originated in Nazi Germany.

More importantly, You can write to the Spiegel editor in chief from the page linked here http://www.spiegel.de/international/how-to-contact-spiegel-with-confidential-information-a-1030555.html and denounce the lying Marc Pitzke. I told them if they want to lie about Donald Trump, they need to be careful not to be so obvious. They can hate Trump if they want to, but they can’t honestly say he is a warmonger because he has said he can get along with Putin, and especially since Hillary’s statements prove she wants to confront Russia militarily, a very bad idea if you want peace. I sent them a link to this post.

 

The Western Establishment and endless revolution

Peggy Noonan recently wrote for the WSJ something that all aware people know by now, namely, that the global elites have lost all touch with their constituencies. This was bold for the normally pro-Establishment WSJ and represents a major change in the right direction, which we can almost certainly attribute to the anti-PC campaign statements of Donald Trump.

Now as you may know, I have a mailing list that receives daily news and commentaries. What Noonan wrote is so obvious, I almost decided not to comment on it. And then I remembered that there are a few recipients on my list who, despite all the obvious lessons we have had, have not learned them yet. For example, they are anxiously looking for some hidden agenda behind Russian policy, as if President Vladimir Putin had not invariably made good on his promises. As if he does not rely heavily on the support of a Christian (Russian Orthodox) population to maintain his hold on power and is somehow ready to announce at any moment that the old atheistic Soviet regime will be reinstated and all Christians rounded up and shot. They are ready to say to me “I told you so” when Vladimir Putin makes his next mistake.

They are so used to seeing our Western “leaders” betray their countrymen that they have given in to cynicism and think betrayal by government is human nature and not a malady specific to Western leadership. But that is what it is.

What they don’t get is that the West (like the defunct Soviet Union) is imbued with the values of the Enlightenment, and not the kinder gentler side of that movement but the most virulent side, the side that produced a bloodbath in the streets of France and sent Bonaparte off to murder and plunder across Europe and Russia in order to carry and plant the seeds of revolution for its own sake. And that is where the West is now. Mired in a stew of senseless revolution, of mutual hatred among people of other races and beliefs, of irrational hatred of the Christian faith and traditional sexual orientation. A revolution that never had to be because, like ideologies, it solves no problems, just creates and spreads new ones ad absurdum, ad nauseam, ad infinitum.

And that is the essence of what Obama is doing with Black Lives Matter, what the courts have done levying draconian fines against professionals who refuse to accept a revolutionary definition of marriage that sullies believers’ faith (as reported here), and what Merkel is doing with her “refugees.” Few recall that it was Merkel who supported the sanctions on Syria to support the now-catastrophically-failed Arab Spring, even while selling large amounts of arms to the dictatorial terror-supporting Saudi regime. The outcome of this strategy was to starve the purported “victims” of Bahar al-Assad in an attempt to punish him. Sort of like not allowing an abused child to eat lunch at school in order to punish his abusive parents.

No one respects this kind of hypocrisy and Middle Easterners are not blind or stupid. They see it, and the insolent behavior of some of the “refugees” – like those who raped and groped in Cologne last New Year’s eve – reflects it.

Meanwhile, as Noonan points out, Western governments are moving farther and farther away from the will of their peoples. Merkel’s dumping of 800,000 unvetted “refugees” on her own people is the salient example of this. It was a kick in the groin to a people suffering economic travails of its own, who now must fear getting beaten up in the street or having their women raped or groped, with little or no recourse in law.

Contrast this with the increasingly popular President Putin, whose focus is on the prosperity and socio-cultural harmony of his own people. He has never enforced a revolutionary definition of marriage on them and has never opened his doors to hordes of immigrants. They feel safe, and now some Westerners are even seeking refuge in Russia.

Yet the anti-Russian propaganda has roped in millions of Westerners suffering from a chronic deficit of discernment and observation powers, who are constantly rocked back and forth on the currents of propaganda. And propaganda is all we know in the West.

That is why people email me with concerns that perhaps Putin and Trump are just having us on. My answer: I just read the signs in the sky, I don’t supply umbrellas.

Why you should fear the Fourth Reich

Why you should fear the Fourth Reich

by Don Hank

Recently, in a mass email to friends, I referred to the Merkel regime as the Fourth Reich, and this raised eyebrows. One said “surely you can’t compare today’s Germany with the Third Reich?” My response was as follows:

My ancestors were all Germans. On at least my Dad’s side, they had been banished from their homeland by the Lutherans, who tortured, murdered and banished all persons openly professing Anabaptist beliefs.

 

I majored in German in college and studied the language in a Junior year abroad program in Marburg an der Lahn, West Germany, in 1963-4. Why does today’s German government remind me of the Nazis, based on my experiences and knowledge of the Germans?

A German playwright named Carl Zuckmeyer saw something in the German character that troubled him. He saw that most Germans were mesmerized by authority, eg, military uniforms. He wrote about this disturbing feature and in 1930, his tragicomic play, The Captain of Köpenick, was published.

Here is a short intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A912lD1xpy. This intro is followed by a movie version with English subtitles, which I suggest you take the time to view. I was assigned to read this play in the original German and found it fascinating because I had seen these very traits in people all around me during my year abroad.

Of course, if I were to say these things in public in today’s Germany, I would be at risk of arrest. And that feature of German government, largely accepted by the public, reinforces the description of their national character.

Hitler collaborated with the Muslims, like the Grand Mufti and Yugoslav Muslims, to kill Jews. Today’s Germany still collaborates with Muslims, inviting hordes of them to Europe, and they are destroying European culture and creating an existential crisis, including the killing of European Jews in France, eg, in a famous massacre at a Kosher grocery store in Paris last year but also in a famous massacre at a Jewish school.

The Third Reich had laws banning certain kinds of speech. In today’s Germany, there is a jail sentence provided for people who say the “wrong” things in public. For example, the well-known official story is that Hitler killed 6 million Jews. Anyone who says in public in Germany that he killed less than that number, can go to jail. Several authors, even non-Germans, have been jailed for writing books that counter the official view. I do not agree with these authors, but if you jail people for saying something instead of debating with them, then that suggests to the public that you do not have cogent arguments or are not intelligent enough to defend your views. It certainly reflects an authoritarian behavior and the fact that the Germans accept this reflects the sheeplike traits that Carl Zuckmeyer expressed in his play, as described below and in the linked film. In addition to Holocaust denial, you can go to jail or pay a fine for insulting someone or for inciting ethnic violence. In other words, if you don’t agree with Mohammed’s theology (and I do not), then you are not free to say so or explain why in Germany – a “free world” country.

It was Merkel’s government that condemned EU countries that refused — for reasons of public security — to take in countless “refugees” even though security officials have stated that there are almost certainly terrorist sleeper cells hidden among them. She tried to enact laws via the EU that would punish these countries for refusing to put their citizens at risk. The Germans generally went along with her idea but other nations balked. This was the beginning of what is now a growing rift in the EU. It will not heal until finally the whole rotten system collapses.

BTW, Merkel had sent millions of euros to support the Arab Spring that saw foreign fighters come illegally to Syria in an attempt to oust Assad. Now, instead of accepting the refugee flood that Merkel and her partners in Washington created, the proper thing to do would be to fight ISIS and other terror groups such as Al-Qaeda (currently called Al-Nusra, but it is the same group that knocked down the WTC on 911). Instead, she and her Atlanticist partners in crime (eg, John McCain) support Al-Nusra with arms and training and want to defeat the Russians, the only world power that sincerely fights ISIS and Al-Nusra terror and protects Christians and other minorities in Syria. If the West accepted responsibility for its evil actions and helped Russia clear ISIS out of Syria, it could invest, jointly with Russia and others, in Syrian infrastructure and resources and provide jobs and safety to the Syrian people, who would then have no reason to migrate to Europe.

And then, there is the matter of foreign policy. The “free” country of Germany has sided with the authoritarian Turkish president Erdogan against Russia and Syria. She, like the Washington government, has a visceral suspicion of all things Russian and, like our government, finds it intolerable that Russia refuses to kowtow to the West. Though no one admits it, this is racism pure and simple, a reflection of the previous Reich, though directed at a different group – although Hitler irrationally thought the Slavs – to whom, ironically, he lost his army – were inferior.

Before the illegal coup that destroyed Ukraine, German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier travelled to the Maidan to encourage Kiev to illegally and violently overthrow a regime that was friendly to Russia. During that time, he, along with US activists like John McCain, posed for photo-ops with activists having fascist associations, as described by Rodney Atkinson:

“Steinmeier, who recently said that eurosceptics and those nations who sought democratic self government were “a danger to peace in Europe,” was pleased to meet the leader of an extreme nationalistic and fascist party Oleh Tiahnybok with whom “Germany’s man”, Klitschko has been pleased to collaborate.” [my bolding—Don]

Recently, Berlin announced joint military drills with the troops of Turkey’s aspiring Muslim dictator Erdogan, who is known to be supporting ISIS. Of course, now that the Turkish government has seen another massacre and has attributed it to ISIS, we are supposed to believe that suddenly, the Turks are on our side.

However, if you believe the msm and Erdogan, namely, that the attacks were perpetrated by ISIS, then you must read an earlier report of mine showing that ISIS invariably claims responsibility for its attacks within one day and often the same day as the attack, as shown here http://laiglesforum.com/isis-always-claim-responsibility-except-in-turkey/3734.htm. In this latest Turkish attack, ISIS did not claim responsibility. Possible suspects include Kurdish separatists and the Turkish secret service.

At any rate, it is highly unlilkely ISIS was responsible. After all, you should know by now that Erdogan routinely sends ISIS fighters across his border into Syria and his son has bought oil stolen by ISIS from the Syrian people (see: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-11-25/meet-man-who-funds-isis-bilal-erdogan-son-turkeys-president). After all, claiming responsibility is a form of advertising for ISIS. They are not about to let a good propaganda moment go to waste. Indeed, they often claim responsibility for attacks that they themselves did not plan, like the recent lone wolf attack in Orlando. So why wouldn’t they claim responsibility in Turkey? I think this is best explained by the hypothesis that Erdogan and the attackers are on the same side. Of course, CIA chief John Brennan, a Muslim, supports Turkey’s claim that it was ISIS, claiming that it has their earmarks – sure, John, the devious Turkish dictator would not be capable of imitating ISIS, would he? He also admits that ISIS rarely takes credit for attacks in Turkey. He doesn’t say why. There can be no rational explanation – unless you accept the proposition that Erdogan is lying and that ISIS did not perpetrate the attack.

It is clear to me that the reason Merkel has taken Erdogan’s side is that he has her blackmailed with the “refugees,” housed within his borders. He has on one occasion threatened to put refugees on busses and send them to Europe if she does not comply with a certain demand. If the West were in the hands of sane and rational people, Turkey would be ousted from NATO and sanctioned.

But the harsh fact of the matter is that Erdogan owns Merkel like the Saudis own the US government, as I showed here: http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/hank/150314.

And that is a very dangerous situation. We should never believe that once a war has been fought and won, the ingredients that went into brewing that war are now cleared away. Of course, no one is saying that the Germans are going to start throwing Jews into ovens. But siding with Muslim radicals and letting them wreak havoc all over Europe, and then aiding the higher powers that created and foster the terror groups responsible for the havoc (the Saudis and Turkey in this case), is a really bad sign. So is the strong German support for the dictatorial (and collapsing) EU, whose unelected EU Commission is the only agency that is allowed to propose legislation, and which overrides all national laws, reducing the individual states to mere vassals.

Nonetheless, I would be remiss to apply the term “Fourth Reich” only to the German nation. The term applies to the Atlanticist empire as a whole.

Who’s the REAL demagogue? Trump or the Establishment?

Who’s the REAL demagogue? Trump or the Establishment?

by Don Hank

A British writer who does not like Donald Trump recently expressed publicly:

 

“Mr Trump’s rallies increasingly attract violence – by his opponents and his supporters.”

In a three-way conversation in which I was included, a mutual friend reminded him that it is not fair to blame a person who is attacked for being attacked. The mutual friend asserted that it is a well-known trick of the left to blame the attackee for being attacked.

 

The Trump detractor, undeterred, then called Trump a mountebank who made “demagogic outbursts.”

 

demagogism, demagoguism, demagogy

the art and practice of gaining power and popularity by arousing the emotions, 

passions, and prejudices of the people.

 

It must be noted that in Europe, especially the UK, when someone accuses someone else of being a demagogue, the purpose of the accusation is generally not to adhere to a standard definition of the word but rather to stealthily create an association in the mind of the audience between the person thus impugned and Adolf Hitler. The implication is an appeal to emotion intended to stop the discussion before it can get started – often because the accuser lacks the skill and/or the supporting facts to continue the discussion. That may not have been the case in the above-referenced discussion and I don’t intend to imply that. Note, however, that, particularly in Europe, the accusation of demagoguery is in itself a kind of subtle soft demagoguery because it is intended to evoke emotional images of the last war that caused so much suffering in Europe. Good patriots generally bow reflexively to the person who conjures up this image, no matter how irrelevant it may be. While it is true that Trump, like all the other candidates, appeals to emotion and can thus technically be accused of demagoguery, the content and purpose of Trump’s utterances is the diametric opposite of Hitler’s. In fact, I will go so far as to say that, ironically, the Hitler analogy is more applicable to the Establishments in Europe and the US, which oppose Trump.

In the case of Adolf Hitler, the ultimate goal was war, a racist war that would force Germanism on the rest of the world and even eliminate many non-Germans.

During the GOP debates, almost all of Trump’s opponents expressed the idea that Russia was the number one enemy, on the assumption that the American people would reflexively agree with this assessment, forgetting that Russia had never declared jihad on anyone. Some, like Ohio Governor John Kasich, even went so far as to say that if he were president, he would “punch Russia in the nose.” Ohio Governor Chris Christie said he would also do so if the Russians violated a US-imposed no-fly zone, and Carly Fiorina agreed with both demagogues. Hillary, for her part, has compared Putin with Hitler, and her choice of pro-war cabinet members has led a number of scholars to predict that a Hillary presidency would lead to a nuclear war.

Now why do I call this war rhetoric demagoguery? I do so because it is clear that these Neocon warmongers firmly believe that most Americans are still generally imbued with Cold War fervor. Of course, they are wrong, because if that were true, Donald Trump – who bravely said in his campaign, “I think I can get along with Putin” – would not be as popular as he is. In fact, it is safe to say that Americans are inexorably turning against the Neocons whose whole raison d’être is centered around the kind of senseless war that has caused untold suffering throughout the world for over a half-century. The same rejection of the Establishment is being seen in Europe.

Now the demagoguery of both parties’ elites is almost identical with Hitler’s but is potentially more dangerous because we now are looking at the possibility of a nuclear confrontation, and numerous warnings are being issued by officials in relevant positions such as former generals and foreign ministers, eg, here, here, here, here, and that is barely scratching the surface.

Everywhere in the West, the elites have used nothing less than demagoguery to keep the masses in check. Every time a politician, like Angela Merkel, accuses her opponents of being the “far right,” she is in fact attempting to conjure up images of the Third Reich, when in fact, the EU and Establishment regimes are nothing but an extension of that regime, as ably demonstrated by Rodney Atkinson, for example, in this video, and by our colleague Edward Spalton, eg, here.

Yet the demagogues who want war continue to call the peacemakers demagogues.

But the threadbare ruse can only last until the people see through it, and the time is just about up.

Those identified as supporting the Establishment could soon lose all credibility. The good news: it is not to late to adjust one’s message accordingly.

A word to the wise.

News item:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/13/french-policeman-stabbed-death-paris

Looks like these terrorists are trying to get Trump elected. (Yea, I know, they are just stupid!)

Don Hank