[Hpn] FW: GW Bush: A Jewish Perspective by R Lederman

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Subject: GW Bush: A Jewish Perspective by R Lederman

A Jewish Perspective on GW Bush
by Robert Lederman

For 70 years the Bush family has hidden their three generations
long connection to Nazis, anti-Semitism and eugenics. For a
Jewish person, learning that the President's family fortune and
political connections began with financing Hitler is a serious
matter. It may have accounted for GW getting few Jewish votes.

Unlike recent US Presidents GW Bush has appointed no Jewish
cabinet members. He does however have a Jewish press secretary,
Ari Fleischer, who will add ethnic credibility in the event
questions arise regarding the President's Hitler connection.

Somewhat uncomfortable around Jews, Bush is aggressively
reaching out to the African American community despite getting
less than 10% of their vote. Recently, CNN showed Black
ministers posing with Bush and then holding a press conference
announcing the end of both the civil rights era and the influence
of "agitators" and "radicals" like Jesse Jackson.

In Nazi Germany there were Jewish leaders, the Judenrate, who
similarly advised their followers not to resist Adolf Hitler.
Elevating a few members of a targeted group is an effective way
to disarm your victims. This 1939 quote from a leading American
eugenicist perfectly describes the Bush technique:

"We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with
social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The
most  successful educational approach to the Negro is through a
religious appeal. We don't want the word to go out that we want
to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man
who can straighten out that idea if  it ever occurs to any of their
more rebellious members." [2]

Bush's assurances of equality and opportunity stand in stark
contrast to his past actions and family history. The seeming
diversity within this administration is quite literally, skin deep.

All of GW's cabinet appointees - including his minority
appointees and advisors - are associated with right wing think
tanks and  foundations connected to white supremacists, the CIA
or eugenics, the pseudo-science of racial superiority. Many -
including Stephen Goldsmith, Tommy Thompson, Elaine Chou,
John Ashcroft, Marvin Olasky, Linda Chavez, Karl Rove and
Spencer Abraham - are colleagues of or are organizationally
associated with Charles Murray, author of The Bell Curve. [3]

According to the Bell Curve, Blacks are genetically inferior.
Having a low IQ, they can't help but have out of wedlock
children, live in poverty or resort to criminal activity. This
conclusion is then used to justify building more prisons,
privatizing schools and eliminating affirmative action, welfare
and many social programs. [4]

Undoubtedly, some people share this view of African Americans.
Re-packaged as, "compassionate conservatism" - a motto coined
by the CIA's Manhattan Institute - this kind of subtly-coded
racism is exactly why Bush appealed to many white voters. [5]

However, it's not just Blacks and Jews who need to be concerned
about the Bush presidency. Bush's cabinet has striking parallels
to and many of the exact same corporate players as the IG Farben
oil, pharmaceutical, chemical and munitions cartel that formed
the industrial base of Nazi Germany. By means of their vaccines,
pharmaceuticals, pesticides and pollution these corporations and
their modern day subsidiaries have already caused the death,
illness and injury of more people than the Nazis did. [6]

The Bush-Nazi connection began in the 1930's when GW's
grandfather, Prescott Bush, and Prescott's father-in-law George
Herbert Walker, made fortunes in the Wall Street offices of
Brown Brothers-Harriman. They were managing directors for
companies funneling laundered money and strategic materials to
Nazi Germany. These banks and shipping companies were seized
in 1942 under the Trading with the Enemy Act when The US
Congress characterized them as Nazi front organizations. [7]

It is true, as defenders of the President say, that the Bush family
were not alone in their support for Hitler. Among the legendary
American corporations and individuals who backed the Third
Reich were Henry Ford, JP Morgan, The Du Ponts, Allen and
John Foster Dulles (America's first CIA director and President
Eisenhower's Secretary of State), Charles Lindbergh, William
Randolph Hearst, Alcoa Aluminum, Rockefeller's Standard Oil
(Exxon), General Motors, ITT and Chase Bank. [8]

Today this history is suppressed by the corporate media which
depends on advertising from the very same companies that put
Hitler in power, but prominent Americans were not always shy
about being fascists. In the 1930's America's industrial elite was
so openly pro-Hitler that in 1937 William E. Dodd, US
Ambassador to Germany was quoted in the NY Times as saying:

"A clique of U.S. industrialists is hell-bent to bring a fascist state
to supplant our democratic government and is working closely
with the fascist regime in Germany and Italy. I have had plenty of
opportunity in my post in Berlin to witness how close some of
our American ruling families are to the Nazi regime.... " [8]

Immediately following WWII, the US government brought
thousands of Nazis to America, provided them with false
identities and established them in the newly formed CIA, in
universities, in the media, in medical and psychological research
institutions and in the US military. [9]

Former Presidents Bush, Reagan and Nixon used many of these
former Nazis as advisors, fundraisers and campaign aides and
they were an essential element in building the extreme right wing
of the Republican party. [10]

After WWII Allen Dulles, a Bush associate who was
instrumental in financing the Third Reich, became the first CIA
director. His brother, John Foster Dulles - the largest stockholder
in Standard Oil/IG Farben after Rockefeller - became US Sec. of
State. Reagan's CIA director, William Casey - who worked with
the Dulles brothers in bringing Nazis to the US.  - created The
Manhattan Institute - the think tank that invented GW Bush's
political agenda and advises him on a daily basis. [11]

It was the first Bush administration which gave Sadamn Hussein
the chemical and biological weapons we've spent the past decade
trying to locate in Iraq. It was the anti-Semitic, anti-Christian
Arab oil partners of the Bush family that our soldiers risked their
lives to protect in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War.
The corrupt dynasties which oppressively rule these Arab nations
were among Hitler's closest allies in WWII. [12]

After WWII discredited Nazism its American sympathizers, who
numbered in the millions, realized the need for a fresh vehicle to
disseminate their views. What they came up with - combining
fascism, states rights and white supremacy with a new
interpretation of Christianity - has emerged in recent years as the
immensely powerful and well-funded Christian far right. [13]

When John Ashcroft addressed the commencement ceremony at
the anti-Catholic, anti-Mormon and until recently, racially
segregated, Bob Jones University and solemnly intoned, "We
have no king but Jesus", were we hearing patriotism, faith or
fascism? (Ashcroft was misquoting a Baptist Revolutionary War
slogan, No King, No Pope", according to Revolutionary War
historians). As Missouri Attorney General, Ashcroft certainly
knew of the US Supreme Court decision declaring Bob Jones
University to be racist and revoking its tax deferment. [14]

Ashcroft's denial under oath that he knew what Bob Jones
represented, like claims he did not know Southern Heritage
magazine routinely defended slavery, are hard to believe. As
evidenced by numerous pamphlets and books from the 18th and
19th century, Southern slave-owners extensively used the Bible
to justify slavery, which they claimed was ordained by God. [15]

In Mein Kampf, in his speeches and in his governmental policies
Adolf Hitler frequently exploited religion and religious symbols
as shown by the following of numerous possible examples:

"Secular schools can never be tolerated because such schools
have no religious instruction, and a general moral instruction
without a religious foundation is built on air; consequently, all
character training and religion must be derived from faith . . . we
need believing people." -Adolf Hitler speech, April 26, 1933,
during negotiations leading to the Nazi-Vatican Concordant.

A number of German ministers were instrumental in helping
Hitler come to power by lending their credibility as men of faith.
Perhaps these ministers believed Hitler would institute a
faith-based government - as GW Bush claims he will do today.

Everyone knows the statement of Reverend Martin Niemoeller:

"In Germany they came first for the communists, and I didn't
speak up because I wasn't a communist. Then they came for the
Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they
came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I
wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I
didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for
me, and by that time no one was left to speak up.²

What most people don't know is that Reverend Niemoeller - now
the most frequently quoted opponent of Nazism - had initially
been an enthusiastic supporter of the Nazi party. [16]

Will America's religious leaders end up like Rev. Niemoeller
after he was arrested by the Gestapo - denouncing GW Bush
from behind the barbed wire of a modern day Auschwitz? Will
opposition to Bush, Ashcroft and vouchers fail because
Democrats are afraid to be accused of being anti-religious?

Like Hitler, Bush's first act as President was an attack on First
Amendment freedom of speech - a gag order on overseas agencies
receiving funding if they even mentioned birth control or
abortion. Likewise, the Third Reich began with executive orders
suspending the civil rights of the German people.

³Restrictions on personal liberty, on the right of free expression
including freedom of the press; on the rights of assembly and
association; warrants for house searches, orders for confiscations
as well as restrictions on property, are also permissible beyond
the legal limits otherwise prescribed². -From Hitlerıs, Decree For
The Protection of the People and the State, 1933.

Confusion as to the real position on abortion within the Bush
administration exactly mirrors Hitlers' seemingly contradictory
efforts concerning birth control, sterlization and abortion.

"In Nazi Germany, abortion was strictly prohibited...Aryan
women were to reproduce to increase the master race. Abortion
was declared an act against the state...Under the Weimar
Republic, birth control information had been widely
disseminated. In 1933, birth control centres were closed and the
advertising of contraceptives stopped. Women were encouraged
not to work and financial incentives were introduced to
encourage childbearing. In contrast, Jewish women were forced
to have abortions...abortion and sterilization were used by the
state against groups it considered racially undesirable." [17-18]

Apart from complaining about his background, you might ask
what I as a Jewish American want from GW Bush.

Like many Americans I believe he is not a legitimate President,
however, the US Supreme Court has allowed this coup-like
election to proceed. Therefore, I'm resigned to accepting that for
the next four years we will have a Nazi in the White House.

All I'd ask of President Bush is something very simple for him to
do. Mr. President, please make a public statement - as many of
the corporations associated with you have already done -
acknowledging your family's past relationship with Nazi
Germany, and then, apologize for it - as the Pope recently did.

Unlike your father, former President Bush, who said it was time
to forgive Nazis Germany's war criminals, you have made
seemingly sincere speeches about the Holocaust while
fundraising at synagogues and Jewish community centers. [19]

Now it's time for you to complete the "healing process" you are
always referring to and publicly repent for your family's part in
bringing the Holocaust about.

[1] "The Bush family fortune came from the Third Reich." -John
Loftus, former US Justice Dept. Nazi War Crimes investigator
and President of the Florida Holocaust Museum quoted in the
Sarasota Herald-Tribune 11/11/2000

[2] From Margaret Sanger's 12/19/39 letter to Dr. Clarence
Gamble, Milton, Massachusetts.  Original source:  Sophia Smith
Collection, Smith College, North Hampton, Massachusetts.
Also described in Linda Gordon's Woman's Body, Woman's
Right:  A Social History of Birth  Control in America, Grossman
Publishers, 1976. Also see Sanger's Birth Control Review

[3] See: GW Bushs Rainbow Cabinet

[4] For links to the Bell Curve see:

[5] GW Bush, Jesus and the Manhattan Institute

[6] The GW Bush Gang: IG Farben 2001

[7] See: Office of Alien Property Custodian, vesting order # 248.
Order signed by Leo T. Crowley, Alien Property Custodian,
executed October 20, 1942; Fed Reg Doc 42-11568, Filed Nov.
6, 1942 11:31 AM; 7 Fed Reg. 9097 November 7, 1942 and The
Secret War Against the Jews by former US Dept. of Justice Nazi
War Crimes prosecutor, John Loftus.

[8] The Secret War Against the Jews; Trading with the Enemy;
http://www.shorejournal.com/elkhorn/     and
Chase Manhatan Bank's Right Wing Relationship

[9]   http://www.datafilter.com/mc/paperclip.html

[10] http://www.jewishxpress.com/nazisinbushs1988campaing/
Philadelphia Inquirer 9/10/98 David Lee Preston, "Fired Bush
backer one of several with possible Nazi  links," 9/10/98;
Washington Post articles by Jack Anderson on Nixon/Nazi
connection Nov 1971 including Nixon Appears a Little Soft on
Nazis; GOP's Open Door, Who's Coming In? Washington Post
9/21/71 by Peter Baestrup, The Secret War Against the Jews, by
John Loftus and Russ Bellant's, Old Nazis, the New Right and
the Reagan Administration.

[11] NY Times  June 12, 2000 Bush Culls Campaign Theme
>From Conservative Thinkers ³Gov. George W. Bush has said his
political views have been shaped by the work of Myron Magnet
of the Manhattan Institute.².

[12] The Secret War Against The Jews, John Loftus

[13] See: Nazis In America by Myrna Estep Ph. D

[14] See: Bob Jones University v The United States


[16] See pg 235-240 The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by
William Shirer.

[17]  http://www.cbctrust.com/abortion.html

[18] "Hitler himself, and the Nazi doctrine he created, were
unequivocally opposed to any individual right to abortion."
-Gloria Steinem, Ms Magazine., Oct. 1980

[19] 4/14/1990 New York Times quotes President George Bush
as stating, "Lets forgive the Nazi war criminals." Also see
0.sml        GW Bush speaks at Holocaust Museum

Past articles by Robert Lederman about Bush, West Nile Virus,
Mayor Giuliani, The Manhattan Institute and Eugenics can be
found at:     http://Baltech.org/lederman/spray/

Robert Lederman, President of A.R.T.I.S.T.
(Artistsı Response To Illegal State Tactics)
ARTISTpres@aol.com  (718) 743-3722

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