Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Return of the Reich

When we see history repeating itself, we can start making different choices.

Isn't it obvious that the Bush administration is set to attack Iran on some sort of bogus, false-flag operation on the order of the burning of the Reichstag, 9-11, and the burning of ancient Rome?

Nine US Warships Enter Gulf in Show of Force

Bush Anoints Himself as the Ensurer of Constitutional Government in Emergency

BTW, am I nuts or has anyone else noticed the uncanny similarity between:
Giulliani and Mussolini
Chertoff and Lenin
Putin and Goebbels
Rush Limbaugh and Goering
Jeb Bush and Rudolf Hess
John Bolton and Gen. George Custer
Dick Cheney and Aarron Burr
George W. Bush and Nero

At any rate, why do we let the same types of guys keep ruining the world again and again and again? It's time for the people to do something about this. It all starts with us.


Anonymous said...


I have been trying to find out if there is any activism planned for this weekend in SF because I am visiting my old hometown for a few days. I posted on Craigslist, but will be incommunicado, email-wise, after about 11a this morning. Thinking about hitting the Embarcadero at the Ferry Building for an hour during Friday rush hour, signs a-blazing. Shoot me a note at if there is stuff going on.


Anonymous said...

Caught this heart-rending quote about 2 years ago, and thought it very apt, given the theme of JP's post~~
Ignore. That's what the vast majority of Germans did in the 1930s as Hitler curtailed civil liberties and launched aggressive wars. I was born in August 1939, a week before Hitler sent German tanks into Poland to start World War II. I have studied that crucial time in some detail. And during the five years I served in Germany I had occasion to ask all manner of people how it could possibly be that, highly educated and cultured as they were, the Germans for the most part could simply ignore. Why was it that the institutional churches, Catholic and Evangelical Lutheran, could not find their voice? Why was it that so few spoke out?

A few did ... and they provide good example for us today. Lutheran Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer spoke out, plotted against Hitler, and was executed. Also executed was a more obscure but equally courageous professor from the University of Berlin, Albrecht Haushofer.

Like Bonhoeffer, Haushofer was arrested for speaking out. The SS prison guards were required to extract a confession from prisoners before they were hanged or shot, but Haushofer refused. When they removed his body, though, a paper fell out of his pocket. It was his admission of guilt written in the form of a sonnet:

...schuldig bin ich Anders als Ihr denkt.
Ich musste früher meine Pflicht erkennen;
Ich musste schärfer Unheil Unheil nennen;
Mein Urteil habe ich zu lang gelenkt...
Ich habe gewarnt,
Aber nicht genug, und klar;
Und heute weiß ich, was ich schuldig war.

I am guilty,
But not in the way you think.
I should have earlier recognized my duty;
I should have more sharply called evil evil;
I reined in my judgment too long.
I did warn,
But not enough, and clear;
And today I know what I was guilty of.

Jody Paulson said...

Thanks for posting Styve. No, I don't think there *is* any sort of protest activity planned in San Fran this weekend, and there really OUGHT TO BE! This is just outrageous -- the Dems are rolling over on funding the occupation, while Bush is quietly paving the way for Martial Law.

BTW, I recently just noticed that Sarkozy looks a lot like Louis XVI. If I were him I'd admit the last election was stolen and step down, given poor Louis's past history. (I'm coming from the assumption that reincarnation exists. There's a very interesting web site to that effect at . I don't agree with all Mr. Semkiw's comparisons (George Washington was too great a man to reincarnate as a guy like Tommy Franks, who said, "the Constitution will likely be discarded in favor of a military form of government."

If Mr. Semkiw is out there, I wish he'd post. I may have possibly met him before in my incarnation as John Paul Jones! :)