Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The Triumph of the Reich-Publican Party
“There’s nothing American about what just happened,” protested Nevada Republican delegate Wiselot Rouzard after the convention refused to seat the delegation from Maine. “This is the death of the Republican Party.”
What Wiselot and fellow Ron Paul delegates had experienced was a memorable display of the Republican Party’s fetid essence. The tactics employed by the GOP establishment to isolate, intimidate, and ultimately to expel Ron Paul delegates were the natural product of the party’s totalitarian genetics. By using criminal means to impose a monolithic, top-down process in which an entrenched oligarchy can re-write the rules to suit its whims, the Republican Party was simply living down to its odious pedigree.
From its inception, the Republican Party has been devoted to a doctrine properly called national socialism – the fusion of politically favored corporate interests with national bank and an all-powerful, militaristic central government. This is why Dr. Paul’s noble attempt to cultivate a liberty movement within the GOP was ultimately as futile as seeking to create life in a test tube.
As Dr. Thomas DiLorenzo documents in his slender but potent volume Lincoln Unmasked, a century and a half before the lamentable advent of Barack Obama “The Party of Lincoln set out to fundamentally transform the American government from a decentralized confederacy of sovereign states to a consolidated, monolithic empire.” The mission of the GOP, in a single phrase, was to supplant the republic with a reich.
The party’s objectives were described with admirable clarity by Ohio Senator John Sherman – brother to the infamous mass murderer Gen. William T. Sherman, who after putting Atlanta to the torch pursued an exterminationist “final solution” to the problem of the Plains Indians on behalf of the corporatist railroad combine. The Republican Party, Sherman proclaimed, sought “to nationalize as much as possible, even the currency, so as to make men love their country before their states. All private interests of individuals, all local interests, all banking interests, the interests of individuals – everything – should be subordinate now to the interest of the Government.”
Mussolini would later digest that formula into a single pithy prescription: Everything within the State, nothing outside the State, nothing against the State.
Dr. Paul and the movement he inspired have agitated for an end to everything the Republican Party cherishes – central banking, fiat money, centralization of power in the executive, militarism, crony capitalism, government regimentation of private life in the name of “morality.” Thus it’s hardly a surprise that the RNC and its epigones treated the Ron Paul delegates with the same cultish hostility displayed by Landru’s followers toward those who were “not of the Body.”
Witness the fact that objections by Paul delegates on the convention floor were shouted down by mouth-breathing party cadres chanting “USA! USA! USA!” (A more appropriate refrain, given the Party’s emphasis on unity uber alles, would have been: “Ein volk, ein reich, ein fuhrer!”) Also of note were the Soviet-style methods used to suppress even the audible mention of Ron Paul’s name during the convention’s roll call.
“It’s a totalitarian process,” lamented Yelena Vorobyov, a disillusioned 30-year-old Ron Paul delegate from Minnesota, referring to revised party rules – enacted by a patently fraudulent voice vote after key potential dissidents had been detained or effectively abducted -- that stripped all power from state parties. What the RNC accomplished in Tampa is best captured in another German expression – Gleichschaltung, the “coordination” of all activities under the control of the party’s central committee.
What happened in Tampa was a relatively genteel version of the undisguised Brownshirt-style thuggery that had been employed by Party operatives during the primaries. Witness what took place during Louisiana’s state GOP convention on June 2, where Henry Herford – the convention’s duly elected chairman – was feloniously assaulted by a thugscrum of four Shreveport Police Officers, who acted on the orders of the Quisling faction within the state Party.
Herford was hospitalized for a dislocated prosthetic hip. In keeping with standard procedure, the uniformed assailants filed spurious charges against the victim.
“They arrested me for … resisting arrest, and they never said I was under arrest,” Hereford commented after being released from the hospital. “And [they said] I didn’t leave when they told me to leave – but I never was told to leave.”
Herford, who underwent a CAT scan on his hip and received a painkiller injection, didn’t sign his arrest papers.
“I can’t sign anything while I’m on a narcotic, and I told the police that,” he explained.
Alex Helwig, a Ron Paul delegate and Chairman of the Rules Committee, made a formal motion to remove the chair. In a fashion reminiscent of a third world dictatorship, Helwig was seized by Shreveport Police and removed from the room. During his brief detention, Helwig suffered several broken fingers – a punishment favored by Mussolini’s Blackshirts – and when he returned to the event he walked with the aid of a cane.
During the convention, Doug Wead recounted, “Louisiana GOP officials ignored the vast majority of duly elected delegates and attempted to use illegally adopted rules to deny Ron Paul supporters an opportunity to attend the Republican National Convention in Tampa.”
What happened in Louisiana was a detailed foreshadowing of what would later take place at the national convention. Once again, this is to be expected of those who preside over the GOP, which is America’s original socialist party.
In their valuable book Red Republicans and Lincoln's Marxists: Marxism in the Civil War, Walter D. Kennedy and Al Benson, Jr. examine the role played by the "48ers" -- veterans of the 18 interconnected revolutions that convulsed Europe in 1848-1849 -- in creating the Republican Party, bringing Abraham Lincoln to power, and conducting the war against the South.
Lincoln, who would later slaughter hundreds of thousands of Americans in order to create a unitary national government, offered unqualified support to the proto-Marxist revolution of 1848. “Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better," he insisted in a January 12, 1848 speech. "Nor is this right confined to cases in which the whole people of an existing government may choose to exercise it. Any portion of such people, that can, may revolutionize, and make their own of so much of the territory as they inhabit."
The “48ers,” note Kennedy and Benson, sought to overthrow the existing political order and then consolidate power over larger territories. They weren’t secessionists who sought merely to withdraw from an unsuitable political arrangement, as was the case with the American South.
The revolutions of 1848 understandably appealed to the idealistic impulses of people weary of absolutism. But, as Kennedy and Benson observe, this proved to be a familiar bait-and-switch, with those “freed from local decentralized control” were made subject to “centralized authoritarian control" in the name of Democracy.
The revolutionaries applauded by Lincoln lusted to reconstruct society through violence. In Germany, the stated objective of the revolution was to fuse a multitude of independent principalities into "a united indivisible republic." Again, this foreshadowed the work of Abraham Lincoln and the party that elevated him to power.
When the revolt of 1848-49 was crushed, the "48er" diaspora brought many of the most ambitious and radical of the revolutionaries to the United States, where many of them were instrumental in creating the Republican Party. Several of them -- such as Joseph Wedemeyer, Charles A. Dana, Franz Sigel, August Willich, and Carl Schurz – played prominent roles in the war to conquer the independent South. Dana, a personal friend of Karl Marx and Frederich Engels, was assistant secretary of war under Lincoln.
The slogan-spewing herd poisoners who compose the GOP’s media auxiliary routinely depict Barack Obama as the embodiment of an ideology alien to America’s constitutional origins. If such people were burdened with a particle of intellectual honesty, they would recognize that to the extent this depiction of Obama is accurate, he is Lincoln’s true heir.
Dum spiro, pugno!
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It is to be hoped that this sad evil circus in Tampa will awaken people to exactly how evil the Republican party truly is. It's not that they're "more" evil than the Democrats because they're conjoined twins.
US is now proved to be a banana republic, with a massive amount of sheep on both the left and the right.
Dream on. If any salvation to this colossal fluster-cluck exists, it will not be manifested by means of the ballot box.
While your characterization of the GOP as corrupt forever and beyond redemption is beyond dispute,
in the interests of completeness and accuracy it should be noted that the Paul organization
in this campaign conciously embraced the rules and workings of the party mechanism
and sought to manipluate it to the advantage of their candidate. Whether this was a mere
misjudgement, or whether it leads to the conclusion that while they nominally embrace a more
freedom-friendly platform than their opponents, they are in reality morally indistinguishable from
them, can be debated by honest men. However, the fact that a natural and inevitable consequence
of laying down with pigs is arising covered with foul shite is also indisputable.
Although I have not had the chance to comment in a long while I want to let you know I am still one of your biggest fans and have been reading your columns religiously.
Can there be any doubt left in any rational human's mind that the GOP is the party of psychopaths?
Certainly, the Dem's are just as psychotic but at least the "progressives" try to mask their evil. I guess that just makes them sociopaths.
There is no hope except secession...
Until then, keep up the great work Will...
I was a delegate at the county, district, and state conventions for Iowa. The higher I went, the more slease I witnessed. The Roumulans tried, but failed, to squeeze Ron Paul out in Iowa.
After seeing that a small group of elitists at the National level want to pick who the candidate is that you have to vote for, what is the point of caucus/primaries? It is useless. The whole two party system is a sham. There is no redemption.
Dear Mr. Grigg: I agree with your sentiments. But I think that you not understand the nature of the problem, and thus can not hope to fix it. Also, you offer no actual solutions. Enter the two words orwells boot, and read the article that is at the top of every search engine. Sometimes Number 1 &2. That article does not offer solutions, but it nails the problem.
However, if you follow the link to Xfoolnature.org TOE and carefully read it you will see some simple direct ways of changing how we think about things and possible ways to address and fix the problems. I offer an attempt to bring together all but the most blind of the true believers. This includes atheists, agnostics, christians and others. I attempt to unite Sun Tzu, spinoza and Richard Feynman, along with the third century Christian scholar Origen.
For what it is worth, You will see no name calling in my essay
OT, but thought you'd get a kick out of this. I've learned a lot from your blog. I'm the one who posted at the bottom that calling the police is not a good idea.
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Posted Aug 28,2012 8:47 PM nse007
Was talking to my wife about what she should do if she were stopped by the police out in the public with our homeschooled kids during government "school hours".
I know the general policy is to say nothing but I'm concerned that the cop might try to arrest/enforce truancy laws.
My thought is to just tell the cop that the kids are homeschooled and leave it at that, but is that wise?
Any other thought?
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Posted Aug 29,2012 6:58 AM GaryNorth
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Posted Aug 31,2012 5:58 AM nse007
Thank you Dr. North
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Posted Aug 30,2012 7:58 AM Cristeros
Join the Home School Legal Defense Association. I believe dues are only $100/yr. A lawyer will never be more than a phone call away. They will send you a card. Your wife can carry it in her wallet. She can have them on her cell phone. If stopped, she pushes a button on her phone and a lawyer will be on the line in a minute or two. The cop can talk to the lawyer. They will inform him of your rights and should he proceed they will pursue litigation for violation of civil rights. Problem solved.
HSLDA is the best. They have dealt with our school district, which is not necessarily hostile, on a couple of occasions. Small problems don't turn into big ones.
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Posted Aug 30,2012 10:45 AM geo8rge
Why don't you call the local police, introduce yourself, and explain your children's homeschooling and ask if truancy might be a problem, and what you can do about it. Get the persons business card and refer any questions by other police to that person.
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Posted Aug 30,2012 1:04 PM chris338
"Why don't you call the local police"
That's the last thing I would do. I don't know that I'd call the police in times of emergency anymore. Invariably, the police show up and do more harm than good. To invite them in when there is no problem at all is telling them, "Hey, there might be a problem here."
They will be looking for any evidence that they can lecture you on. If possible, they'll mark you down for a follow up visit when they've had time to do more research and see what they can catch you on. I just wouldn't volunteer anything. I don't even teach my kids to call the police. First call is to family or church or friends. I only call the police if I must. Just my 2 cents.
For supporting evidence, please see the Cato Institute's information on police abuse. Other links are also included:
"The tactics employed by the GOP establishment to isolate, intimidate, and ultimately to expel Ron Paul delegates were the natural product of the party’s totalitarian genetics."
Thank heaven they stayed true to form. Had they instead, come to their senses and invited Paulians into the party, these Paulians would have wasted the rest of their lives trying to reform the unreformable, working within the system. As it is, the Paulians will now reject such easily co-opted half-measures and look for real solutions, such as secession, anarchism and panarchism.
Ron Paul should at least push back by exposing that the R's AND D's are running 2 ILLEGAL candidates re/Article 2 Section 1 of the US Constitution requirement of "natural born citizenship." Article two section one has NOT been amended by congress or ratified by ANY state! IT IS STILL THE LAW!
So the good republican conventioneers "... shouted down ... chanting USA! USA! USA!..." the Paul supporters in Tampa.
I recall a few years back now, at a speech given by that self-serving blowhard, Sarah Palin in Arizona when a single young man at the rear of the audience dared to interrupt Palin as she prattled on about nothing. Not only was the man beaten by members of the crowd, he was forcibly removed from the premises (then attacked by a couple policemen outside) ... all the while the crowd chanted to drown out his words.
Have none of these Republicans read Orwell's 'Animal Farm'? In all honesty, the modern day republican fascists are at heart and deed no different from the Soviet goons who were also adept at silencing debate.
As a former republican (a shame I'll endure for the rest of my life) I'm so thankful I finally awoke to the futility of supporting either of the 2 parties responsible for this phony 2 party system that's taken America hostage.
Paul B.: Well said. To expose the so-called political solution for what it is: A DEAD END, I would like to point out that Obama is more Republican than Ron Paul. We have a one party system and no other party will be allowed.
The solution to that problem is the abolition of gov't by refusing to acknowledge it has any authority, i.e, moral right to rule. Also, gov't is impractical. Freedom works, not slavery. Gov't is rulers (masters) and ruled (slaves).
Anonymous: "... 2 ILLEGAL candidates"? The myth of law is used to keep the slaves worshipping the state. The rulers are above the law just as President Nixon claimed. Open up your mind and see the injustice inflicted on the public by the authorities.
Gov't is a plague pretending to be its cure.
Anonymous. We did not manipulate any rules. In 2007 and 2008 we did not know the rules and were under the impression that if only we learned them, we would be victorious in 2012. We learned the rules well and followed them. We believed it would be a fair fight. We did not understand the utter depravity of the system. With the new rules in place, there is no need for a local GOP. There is no purpose for a state convention. It is impossible to follow the new rules because they can be changed at any time. The party should be allowed to die of old age.
These may be useful:
"The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to the doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can 'throw the rascals out' at any election without leading to any profound or extreme shifts in policy." --Carroll Quigley, U.S. President Bill Clinton's mentor, "Tragedy and Hope," pg. 1247, 1966AD
"In the US, there is basically one party -- the business party. It has two factions, called Democrats and Republicans, which are somewhat different but carry out variations on the same policies. By and large, I am opposed to those policies. As is most of the population." --Noam Chomsky
Good thing we have the eternal champions of the little guys the democrats to stop those evil whitey crackers of the GOP. Comrade dear leader is gonna put a chicken in every pot and solve the debt after he gets those pesky ocean levels down and heals the planet.
Guys, there's no difference between Coke and Pepsi. There's no difference between Republican and Democrat.
Thanks Reichard White and 9:58.
That's par for the Party of Dishonest Abe.
Perhaps it's time to do away with political parties anyway.
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