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Sep 5th, 2004 4:31 PM #1
Gott mit uns: On Bush and Hitler’s rhetoric
September 1, 2004
President Bush told Texas evangelist James Robinson that “I feel like God wants me to run for President. I can’t explain it, but I sense my country is going to need me. Something is going to happen . . . I know it won’t be easy on me or my family, but God wants me to do it.”
With 49.3% of New York City residents in a recent Zogby poll believing that some people in our government knew of the 911 attack in advance and allowed it to happen, the President as right-wing evangelical prophet is under siege in his Madison Square Garden bunker. Convention watchers should take careful note of the theocratic nationalist rhetoric at the Republican convention this week.
When was the last time a Western nation had a leader so obsessed with God and claiming God was on our side?
If you answered Adolph Hitler and Nazi Germany, you’re correct. Nothing can be more misleading than to categorize Hitler as a barbaric pagan or Godless totalitarian, like Stalin.
Both Bush and Hitler believe that they were chosen by God to lead their nations. With Hitler boldly proclaiming, before launching his doctrine of preventive war against all of Europe, that “I would like to thank Providence and the Almighty for choosing me of all people to be allowed to wage this battle for Germany.”
“I follow the path assigned to me by Providence with the instinctive sureness of a sleepwalker,” Hitler said.
Hitler stated in February 1940, “But there is something else I believe, and that is that there is a God. . . . And this God again has blessed our efforts during the past 13 years.” After the Iraqi invasion, Bush announced, “God told me to strike at al Qaeda and I struck them, and then he instructed me to strike at Saddam, which I did . . . .” Neither the similarity between Hitler and Bush’s religious rhetoric nor the fact that the current President’s grandfather was called “Hitler’s Angel” by the New York Tribune for his financing of the Fuher’s rise to power is lost on Europeans.
Pat Robertson called Bush “a prophet” and Ralph Reed claimed, after the 9/11 attack, God picked the President because “he knew George Bush had the ability to lead in this compelling way.” Hitler told the German people in March 1936, “Providence withdrew its protection and our people fell, fell as scarcely any other people heretofore. In this deep misery we again learn to pray. . . . The mercy of the Lord slowly returns to us again. And in this hour we sink to our knees and beseech our almighty God that he may bless us, that He may give us the strength to carry on the struggle for the freedom, the future, the honor, and the peace of our people. So help us God.”
At the beginning of Hitler’s crusade on April 12, 1922, he spelled out his version of the warmongering Jesus: “My feeling as a Christian points me to my Lord and Savior as a fighter.” Randall Balmer in The Nation, noted that “Bush’s God is the eye-for-an-eye God of the Hebrew prophets and the Book of Revelation, the God of vengeance and retribution.”
As Bush has invoked the cross of Jesus to simultaneously attack the Islamic and Arab world, Hitler also saw the value of exalting the cross while waging endless war: “To be sure, our Christian Cross should be the most exalted symbol of the struggle against the Jewish-Marxist-Bolshevik spirit."
Like Bush-ites, Hitler was fond of invoking the Ten Commandments as the foundation of Nazi Germany: “The Ten Commandments are a code of living to which there’s no refutation. These precepts correspond to irrefragable needs of the human soul.”
But if you ever wondered where Bush got his idea for so-called “faith-based initiatives” you need only consult Hitler’s January 30, 1939 speech to the Reichstag. The Fuhrer begins, “Amongst the accusations which are directed against Germany in the so-called democracy is the charge that the National Socialist State is hostile to religion.”
Hitler goes on to document how much “public monies derived from taxation through the organs of the State have been placed at the disposal of both churches [Protestant and Catholic].” Hitler gave nearly 1.8 billion Reichsmarks between 1933-1938 directly to the Christian churches. In 1938 alone, he bragged that the Nazis gave half a billion Reichsmarks from the national government and an additional 92 million Reichsmarks from the Nazi-controlled German states and parish associations.
Hitler made the intent of his faith-based initiative clear when he noted, “With a tenth of our budget for religion, we would thus have a Church devoted to the State and of unshakable loyalty. . . . the little sects, which receive only a few hundred thousand marks, are devoted to us body and soul.”
Bush’s assertion that “I trust God speaks through me. Without that, I couldn’t do my job” brings to mind God as a dull-witted, cognitively-impaired nationalist unable to utter a simple declarative sentence who spends his time preaching “blessed are the warmongers and profit-makers.”
Bob Fitrakis is the Editor of the Free Press (freepress.org), a political science professor, attorney and co-author with Harvey Wasserman of George W. Bush vs. the Superpower of Peace.
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Sep 6th, 2004 3:32 AM #2
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This one's a bit easy though... Comparing Adolph and George, because they both believed God's on their side...
So did Alexander the Great..- If you wind up with a boring, miserable life because you listened to your parents, your teacher, your priest or some guy on TV telling you how to do your shit, then YOU DESERVE IT. (Zappa)
Sep 6th, 2004 3:16 PM #3
Here's something to think about...
It is time to elect a new world leader, and only your vote counts. Here
are the facts about the three candidates.
He associates with crooked politicians, and consults with an astrologist.
He's had two mistresses, chain smokes and drinks 8 to 10 martinis a day.
He was kicked out of office twice, sleeps until noon, used opium in
college and drinks a quart of whiskey every evening.
He is a decorated war hero. He's a vegetarian, doesn't smoke, drinks an
occasional beer and never cheated on his wife.
Which of these candidates would be your choice?
Candidate A is Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Candidate B is Winston Churchill.
Candidate C is Adolph Hitler.
My point is, outward appearances can be deceiving. As with all people, actions and intent speak louder than words."I'm a Mog... Half man, half dog. I'm my own best friend." - Barf
Sep 6th, 2004 3:47 PM #4
Well, Bush is far from Hitler. Anyone who compares Bush to Hitler is very ignorant and disrespectful, not only of Bush, but anyone who served in World War II or is currently serving now.
Sep 6th, 2004 4:19 PM #5Originally Posted by dutchie
I also believe that G-d is on the side of the United States.
Based on a reading of scripture, it would appear that G-d would champion the cause of liberty, freedom, and justice. And it would appear that G-d despises murder, rape, and the slaughter of innocents. Of course, I am sure that there are those who interpret it differently.
Alexander the Great is still one of the most universally revered figures in history - by Muslims, Hindus, Christians and Jews alike. Plus various other religious sects of the Middle and Far East.
Sep 6th, 2004 6:07 PM #6
Ok, My points
1)Alexander the Greats name acutally translates to Son of the Snake:-Check this.
Alexander the Great/Pythagoras
The story of the historical conqueror Alexander the Great is deeply interconnected to the mythos of the snake. It was said that Alexander’s mother, Queen Olympias , was impregnated by a great serpent. The name Alexander is actually of the meaning “son of the snake”. This is also similar to the Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras, whose name translates “I am the python.”
2)What's truly ignorant, and a dis-service to America and the world, is to ignore or deny the valid and obvious connections between Hitler and the Bush family..Prescott Bush was a major backer of the Third Reich. The Skull and Bones society is an offshoot of the German secret society known as the Thule society, of which Adolf Hitler and top Nazi officials were members of.
3)Hitler might not have smoked, and been a vegetarian, but he was also very sexually devient..For one thing, he liked to have his young 13 year old neice urinate in his face for sexual gratification..
And again, as for Alexander the Great, i don't support any would be world conquerer, no matter how noble and just history has decided to see them..
And sure Moishe, God is only on America and Bush's side..Hey! Maybe George Bush even IS a prophet and recieved a message in the Burning Bush, just like ol' Moses did?!?!
Moses Serpent Staff
In the tale of the Exodus the figure of Moses is granted a serpent staff by god in the form of the burning bush. This serpent staff is pitted against the serpents of the leading Egyptian priests and magicians, and of course the snake staff of Moses becomes bigger then all the other snakes and devours them. It was even the serpent staff of Moses that was supposedly raised in order to part the red sea that would come crashing down upon the armies of the Pharaoh. After this time of the Exodus, the Israelites traveled in the desert for 40 years through the wilderness of Sin. Moses was granted the 10 commandments and ark of the covenant upon Mt. Sinai. -It should be noted that Sin was the name of the
Sumer-Babylonian god of the moon.
Sep 6th, 2004 9:53 PM #7
For all practical purposes hitler was a christian.... Just because he was a "confused" christian and did bad things doesnt mean you can rewrite history moishe.
Stewey please explain how comparing one man to another can possibly show disrespect for any persons other than the two being compared to each other.....I aggressively attack stupidity... If you feel I am being aggressive, well....
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