BRUCE LERRO—In a 1932 interview with Mussolini, the press packaged him as a model for the U.S. as “what a real dictator would do”. Here is an excerpt from Barron’s editorial section: “Whether we are quite ready to admit it or not, sometimes openly and other times secretly, we have been longing to see the superman emerge… Of course, we all realize that dictatorships and even semi-dictatorships in peacetime are quite contrary to the spirit of American institutions and all that.” Rather than rejecting the fear that “it can’t happen here” the sociologist Robert Lynd suggested that the capitalists secretly desired a dictatorship.
AMERICAN DUPLICITYAMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISMCAPITALISM & SOCIALISMCAPITALIST SICKNESSCAPITALIST TENTACLES & FRONTSFASCISM
AMERICAN STUDIESANTI-COMMUNISMFALSE LEFTFASCISMLIBERAL BETRAYALS
GABRIEL ROCKHILL—Ford was only one of the American companies invested in Germany, and many other U.S. banks, firms and investors profited handsomely from Aryanizations (the expulsion of Jews from business life and the forced transfer of their property into ‘Aryan’ hands), as well as from the German rearmament program. According to Christopher Simpson’s masterful study, “a half-dozen key U.S. companies—International Harvester, Ford, General Motors, Standard Oil of New Jersey, and du Pont—had become deeply involved in German weapons production.” In fact, American investment in Germany sharply increased after Hitler came to power.
CHRIS HEDGES—Barrett’s religiosity, like that of other Christian fascists, is in the service of almost everything the pope condemns. These corporations don’t give a damn about abortion, gun rights or the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman. But like the German industrialists who backed the Nazi Party, they know that the Christian Right will give an ideological veneer to ruthless corporate tyranny. These corporations view the Christian fascists the same way the German industrialists viewed the Nazis, as buffoons
AMERICAN BRAINWASHAMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISMAMERICAN PARTY DUOPOLYAMERICAN STUDIESCAPITALIST SICKNESSCAPITALIST SYSTEMIC POVERTYFALSE LEFTFASCISMIDENTITY POLITICSIMPERIAL APOLOGISTS & COLLABOSIMPERIAL WHORESIMPERIALISMUS GOVERNMENT CRIMESVIDEOSVIRTUAL UNIVERSITYWESTERN MEDDLING & HYPOCRISYWITNESSES TO HISTORY
Caleb Maupin on evilness of imperialism, the Sino-Russian Eurasian alliance, the ugliness of Jim Crow, and the importance and duty of being on the right side of history.
CALEB MAUPIN—Caleb’s discussion in this episode focuses on the evilness of imperialism, the natural spawn of capitalism; the rise of the Sino-Russian alliance in Eurasia, the ugliness of Jim Crow, and the importance of doing the right thing at all times. And much more.
AMERICAN BRAINWASHAMERICAN DUPLICITYAMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISMAMERICAN STUDIESFASCISM
In 1939, 20,000 Americans rallied in New York’s Madison Square Garden to celebrate the rise of Nazism – an event largely forgotten from American history. A Night At the Garden uses striking archival fragments recorded that night to transport modern audiences into this gathering and shine a light on the disturbing fallibility of seemingly decent people.