Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Nuremberg, Arizona: "A media system wants ostensible diversity that conceals an actual uniformity." -Josef Goebbels
Squads of young hoodlums wearing brown shirts and marching terrorized Germany during the years leading up to Nazi's polling about one third of the votes, and Hitler getting chosen to form a government by Hindenburg.
Socialists and Communists were polling 2/3 of the vote, but couldn't get it together. They squabbled rather than agree on raising wages and compromising what they disagreed on.
Labor, whether militant or compromising, let Hitler form a government, figuring he'd only hold power for a short time, hardly oblivious to where his power came from.
I'd argue that the intellectuals of the German state were delusional if they thought
they could stave off the power of the German cartels, Wall Street, Detroit, transnational capital, the munitions lobby, etc.
Strikers, under hooligan rule, fared poorly. Wages went down. Organized capital fueled its tanks for Moscow and became transnational organized crime. National treasuries were looted. Civilian wages dropped all over the world, with no borders.
Slave labor improved stock performances throughout the axis powers, and America's managerial class enjoyed essays by Hitler, Mussolini and Franco in their daily papers. The Tokyo munitions cartels built railroads in Manchuria, just as robber barons did across American Indian lands.
Hoodlums in business suits come on the radio every hour on the hour. They host the news, and argue amongst themselves on Sunday mornings, whether nuclear weapons, firing squads or life in prison is too good for the middle class. The middle class takes this calmly, turning the pages of their hooligan rags, which announce daily the rise in temperature inside the veins and beneath the clouds.
The rednecks howl and shake their fists in victory over their own interests. The liberals shake their heads. "What a shame," they say, asses planted firmly in their seats. The unions? The reds? The socialists? Well, the party that favored increased wages couldn't get it together and surrendered to the sponsors of the party who pocket the difference when they drop.
The axis won. And its tactics, infallible still, won again in Arizona last week.