- Fatherland, a potboiler by Robert Harris that caused
a brief flurry as a 1994 cable-TV movie, begins with the tantalizing thesis
that Hitler won WWII, defeating Russia and England, and that after 2 decades
of Cold War with the US, President Joseph Kennedy (quasi-fascist US Ambassador
to England in the late '30s and father of JFK) arrives in Berlin to make
peace with the 75 year-old Hitler.
- But wait. What have we today: the son of another corporatist
president stages a coup, takes over a government now unashamedly run by
corporations, defeats Russia and England, invades the Middle East, and
gains a stranglehold on the world economy. Pax Americana has arrived, cowing
all and sundry into submission with its overwhelming military might.
- So 'Hitler' DID win! Or rather, the New World's sober,
less dogmatic corporatism (remember Mussolini's definition of fascism?),
as opposed to the wild, over-the-top version by H in the Old World (which
is now in the grips of a pacifist quasi-socialism).
- Fatherland's hokey dramatic twist is that somehow a few
stray Jews survived the holocaust, and a brave American woman journalist
teams up with a dissident Kraut (in and out of bed) to spill the beans
on the nasty nazis. The peace unravels and US democracy triumphs. "Hepi
end!" as the Russians say.
- In our new improved version, let's call it Disneyland,
what do we have: the plucky zios ("We survived the holocaust, so we
can do ANYTHING we like now to ANYBODY! And besides, you're an anti-Semite.")
have teamed up with US goyim corporatists and Bible-belt apocalyptos to
carry out H's botched job. Trust the Jews to do things properly. Hitler's
big mistake: if only he had had the sense to make use of this racial dynamo
of smarts and energy - promise them their own Palestinian lebensraum and
keep the rest for the Aryans.
- The racism and violence of the zios today at least matches
that of Hitler. It's just more calculating, camouflaging itself as an 'eye
for an eye.' I won't bore you with rants about the USS Liberty, quotes
from the eloquent statesman (and certified war criminal) Sharon about having
the US is his pocket, test balloons about the final solution for the Palestinians
(mass deportation from the 'so-called' occupied territories), compelling
evidence of Israeli complicity in 9-11 ... Just the death toll of since
the 2nd Intifada began should be enough to make you wonder about past zio
machinations - 800 Israeli Jews have been sacrificed (albeit along with
2000 Palestinians). Meanwhile, hundreds of Palestinian homes are bulldozed,
olive orchards razed or poisoned, and replaced by more illegal zio settlers.
It appears to be only a question of time until the triumph of Greater Israel.
- Therein lies the nub or knout, so to speak. The same
fascist psychology - ends justify the means, terrorize your victims into
submission or, better, herd them into concentration/ refugee camps and
kill them off - is at work, and as long as I breathe I have to believe
that this will ultimately lead to their defeat, that somehow the forces
of justice will prevail. Otherwise life is just not worth living.
- As there is no longer any Soviet Union to call the US's
bluff, we'll just have to think up a new plot twist for our 'Hepi end.'
How's this: US inner city blacks, intellectuals, greens, and labor, using
civil disobedience and boycotts, and organizing via the internet, join
up with people and governments abroad (except the coalition of the coerced
and bribed) to oust these neo-fascists, give the UN real power to guarantee
world security, disarm, rebuild our devastated cities and save what's left
of our dying environment...
- The only alternative I can see is a string of 'wars of
liberation', fomenting chaos and wreaking havoc in country after country.
The Bushies have already warned Syria, Iran, North Korea, Cuba and Venezuela
that they are all on Santa's list, so 'better watch out'. I've been brushing
up on my Revelations since the Bush coup, and it says that the reign of
the anti-Christ will follow just such a scenario, culminating with a fiery
conflagration during which the 'chosen' will get a first-class ticket to
God while the rest of us burn our asses. Apparently the anti-Christ will
sincerely believe he's carrying out God's will, even while he is in the
process of destroying God's creation. Sound like anyone you know?
- No, this 4th Reich, with its magic formula "corporatism
+ Zionism = neo-fascism" cannot be allowed to triumph. We must reject
this ultimate dystopia, with our blood if necessary.