Pulpits Lacking: Unions and Power Politics
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Progressivism IS the Face of State Control through Power Politics, Unions and Collective Bargaining, Statist Education, and Coercion"
"Instructing those that oppose themselves….” – II Timothy 2
“The art of leadership consists in consolidating the attention of the people against a single adversary and taking care that nothing will split up that attention. . . .All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.” – Adolf Hitler
On this page we are NOT suggesting that everyone supportive of the protesters are “Nazis”. But, the rhetoric on signs and in the streets used by the protesters and especially their leadership is abrasive, controlling and demeaning. But… Hitler and his Nazis were social propaganda “engineers”. They were, unfortunately, experts in psychological warfare. Hitler duped one of the most advanced nations on earth – the German people. His methods have been adopted by social engineers and political propagandists today (Gotz Aly, Hitler’s Beneficiaries, Metropolitan Books, New York, p. 14-16):
How did Adolf Hitler win the allegiance of ordinary Germans for his program of mass murder and military conquest? The answer Aly provides is as shocking as it is persuasive. By engaging in a campaign of theft on an almost unimaginable scale, and by channeling the proceeds into a succession of generous social programs, Hitler literally bought the consent of the German people… Whatever moral qualms Germans may have felt toward Nazi policies were swept away by waves of government handouts, tax breaks, and preferential legislation.”
The Nazi leadership was “…addicted to the spoils of invasion, annexation and dispossession. Time and again, warnings of an imminent financial collapse spurred the Third Reich to ever more desperate and brazen acts of thievery and destruction.” – from Gotz Aly, Hitler’s Beneficiaries, Metropolitan Books, New York.
The problem with slander is that it works. “Nazi” referred historically to National SOCIALISM… the form of socialism that sought control of all sectors of the economy. The protesters loved slinging “Nazi” and “Hitler” around on placards and slogans.
One of the major points made to the crowds was the INCONSISTENT positions they were taking... The points below caused many in their ranks to stumble and give pause to arguments they’ve not weighed. The citations from Hitler’s regime were actual propaganda points used to manipulate the German people. The tragic part we all know. The engineering of hate toward those with whom they disagreed finally became the death camps for millions. We saw few “death signs” among the protesters (not many, and certainly not a majority). But, many signs were abusive:
These protesters speak of the right to work…yet they coerce many into union membership, disallowing them the right to work if they don’t join.
"The great strength of the totalitarian state is that it forces those who fear it to imitate it." – Adolf Hitler
The Socialism ofthe Progressive Movement
has many affinities with the Nazi movement
Public sector compensation, bulging state deficits, union power, control over education, and government entitlements were all Nazi programs but under different names… In the American version, the only thing missing is the “Swastika.”
“Let no one be confused, the stakes in Wisconsin are high and the Badger state could turn into the crucial battle ground between progressivism and the new Tea Party majority in the country. Issues as important as public sector compensation, bulging state deficits, union power, federalism, education, federal entitlements as well as others are being fought over. That Wisconsin is the birthplace of American progressivism with a new conservative governor, new conservative majorities in both chambers, a new conservative U.S. senator and the bright new conservative chairman of the House Budget Committee, Paul Ryan, has made it ground zero for the left.” – from an article entitled “Morning Bell: The American People Can’t Afford to Lose Wisconsin Union Showdown” by Conn Carroll
The protesters speak of freedom, and then force payment of union dues from all, including many who resent their money being used by the unions for political issues in which they don’t agree.
"It is thus necessary that the individual should finally come to realize that his own ego is of no importance…" – Adolf Hitler
They speak of Representative government until their side loses in the legislature and their Senators flee Wisconsin to thwart legislative process.
"Success is the sole earthly judge of right and wrong." – Adolf Hitler
"I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few." – Adolf Hitler
They speak of the “right to collective bargaining” to protect jobs and make America strong while driving costs and prices up to levels where Wisconsin (and America) can no longer balance budgets nor allow businesses to compete globally.
The teachers chide parents often as “irresponsible role models” but take time off to picket on the taxpayers dollar, cheat the students of teaching time and do it through doctors who provide deceitful statements about teacher illness…so they could be in the streets…And the children were watching.
"The victor will never be asked if he told the truth." – Adolf Hitler
They have pensions and health care packages much better than those in the private sector … paid for by the taxpayers who don’t have anything comparable, yet complain about the sacrifice they are asked to make.
"It is not truth that matters, but victory." – Adolf Hitler
Protestors told us they “…are taxpayers too” assuring us therefore of their “right” to the largesse of the public treasury. The inconsistency is not only that they are taxpayers who then have access to paid public health care and pensions. The problem is all other taxpayers must pay for their own AND that of the protesters… and usually, only are able to pay for the latter.
"Anyone who sees and paints a sky green and fields blue ought to be sterilized." – Adolf Hitler
Protesters told us that the children are the ones they are defending.
"Great liars are also great magicians." – Adolf Hitler
Protesters universally think the issue is their own well-being, as defended by the Union.
"It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge." – Adolf Hitler
Protester signs pointed to “peace” and "love..." the cry for what was "fair" become the excuse for hatred.
"Hate is more lasting than dislike." - Adolf Hitler
One of the most prevalent problems in dealing with the socialism of the current movement in Madison - with its Union support - and the socialisms of the past (such as the Nazis) are the superficial differences that hide the underlying similarities. For example, the Nazis opposed the communists therefore, since conservatives opposed “communism”, “right wingers” must be “Nazi”. However, the Nazis were ALLIES with Joe Stalin’s Communist regime until Hitler “wanted it all”, and surprised the Russians in a bold series of frontal attacks on the Russian front.
In like manner, Hitler’s attack on the labor unions came in a series of steps that incorporated them into the State apparatus by FIRST giving them a powerful “lock” on labor through the Reich Commissar. The unions, Hitler pointed out, had driven many out of business through higher demands. With seven million unemployed Germans, the Nazis brought state employment benefits and jobs to the masses, making Hitler the hero:
The formula, reduced to its simplest expression was ‘Loyalty was bought through a full stomach.’ – historian, Birthe Kundrus.
The actual formula was first preceded by statist intervention in the market, damaging the free market mechanisms and leading to shortages. In other words, the Nazis first encouraged, and then capitalized upon market disruptions caused by legislation and the courts. Unions were first used to break businesses and disrupt the old Weimer Republic. Then they were demonized and subsumed under the banner of the state. Create the hardship… then be its ‘saviour” is the modern application of Machiavellian political socialisms of all sorts.
In 1933, there were 7 million unemployed Germans. Hitler shrewdly transformed the despair of the thoroughly damaged Weimer economy into a (temporary) “mild prosperity” through what is called today, “stimulus” (deficit spending) and redistributive legislation and court actions. By assuming the position of Reichskanzler, he brought “full employment” to Germany through redistribution of the wealth of the dispossessed in Germany - Jewish people, German businesses, Germans who opposed him such as Karl Barth, Ludwig von Mises and others who either fled Germany or were incarcerated. The churches were also controlled under these edicts. (See Adam Lebor and Roger Boyes, Seduced by Hitler, Sourcebooks, Inc., p. 30-32).