Homegrown American Fascism
© by Stephen Neitzke, 2006Historians and complex system theorists agree that the development of fascism is a complicated societal process. Clearly, the US elites and civil society have managed to accomplish that complicated process.
Most of our national governments, with very few exceptions, have been of, by, and for the class-race elite. Dating from our 1789 beginnings, those sworn to uphold our constitutions have chronically represented and benefited the class-race elite and themselves -- at the expense of we the sovereign people.
For over two hundred years, Hamilton's First Law of Government has dominated : "Money-power first, ordinary people last -- no matter what the law says".
It was a straight-across adoption of English predatory elitism by American elites aping English elites. English elites had been crushing the rights of Englishmen for profits and power since the Magna Carta. Their's was the natural law of wealth and power. It outranked any law made by nations, and the American elites loved it. The 18th Century gentlemen of the elites, English and American, lived the unexamined life of bigoted, predator elitism.
The elites' predation on ordinary people has been a growth industry over time. With the Civil War's accumulation of great wealth, predator elitism went from being simply unconstitutional, illegal, and undemocratic to being anti-Constitution, anti-law, and anti-democracy. Big oil -- with its in-house banking, insurance, transportation, and political corruption industries -- led the way.
The Gilded Age, c.1870-1914, held the beginnings of the American corruption machines' entry into the globalized corruption engine, topped then and now by the central banking cabal. US shipping, oil, banking, munitions, and insurance industries led the way for the US entry.
Note that the US came out of WW1 as the richest, most industrialized nation on the planet -- its major corporations loaded with and for corruption.
And then the Interwar Period, c.1918-1939, promised our elites globalized profits at unprecedented levels. German industrialists taught American superrich how to stack tangles of international corporations so that cash flow could be masked from investigators.
Rebuilding the German war machine for WW2 demanded secret cash flow. American superrich and their corporate sleaze were quick learners -- as we know from the Krupp revelations and many other sources, following WW2. (William Manchester's 1968 book, The Arms of Krupp, is the research starter kit.) The big winners were the international central banking cabal, American superrich positioned to profit from war, and the German-cum-Nazi industrialists. (Documentary evidence shows that Bush's grandfathers, Prescott Bush and George Herbert Walker, were Interwar and WW2 players for the German industrialists. War profiteering is a Bush family tradition.)
The Interwar Period is also one of the primary growth periods of homegrown American fascism. By WW2, American fascism was so menacing that the FDR administrations legislated against it. However, the attempted legislative suppression was ineffective. As soon as FDR was gone, the corporate centers of American fascism moved right back into the globalized corruption engine. We're now back to and beyond the superrich and corporate corruption plus fascism that crippled us through the Guilded Age and then again through the 1920s and early 1930s.
Now we have the legacy of Interwar Period fascism building in the full-blown fascist despotism of the 2-party, 3-branch, Bush-Cheney Usurpation.
The elevation of GW Bush by SCOTUS in Bush v. Gore created a presidential usurper, not a president. The SCOTUS decision -- in violation of the Constitution's Article 2, paragraph 2 -- is so far beyond the Constitution as to truly make it nothing more than Bush's "goddamned piece of paper". Bush v. Gore also violated the rights of all Americans to have a president elected in accord with the Constitution, thus violating 18 USC 241 -- felony conspiracy against rights. Further, Bush v. Gore failed to protect the rights of Americans as given in the Constitution and laws and is therefore an act of treason -- as defined for the secessionist state legislators of the 1860s. Bush v. Gore is unconstitutional, felonious, and treasonous.
Contrary to fascist thug Scalia's retort, "Change the Constitution, or get over it", there are no Constitutional or statute changes required for us to criminally prosecute and imprison the SCOTUS thugs for Bush v. Gore. We have all the Constitutional and statue law we need. All we have to do is to remove the obstruction of justice anchored by fascist thug Gonzales and his DOJ hierarchy of good little goosesteppers.
The first thing that we have going for us is the fact that usurpation is null and void from its inception, independent of the date of any judicial ruling on its unconstitutionality.
Usurpation is the exercise of powers by an agent which have not been delegated to him by the principal. In a constitutional republic like the United States of America, acts by officials are legitimate only if they are consistent with and based on a constitution, a body of laws which are superior to all subsequent statutes and other acts of officials, which embodies all delegations of power, and which may recognize certain rights to further define the limits on the powers delegated. It is a fundamental principle that all acts of officials not derived from the delegated powers of the constitution are null and void from inception, not just from the point at which a court may find them unconstitutional.
--Constitution Society, "Abuses and Usurpations".
The only legal uncertainty remaining is whether the Bush-Cheney Usurpation was null and void from the date of SCOTUS' unconstitutional ruling, 12 December 2000, or from Bush's taking of the presidential oath, 20 January 2001.
Whatever, all actions taken by Bush under color of law from the relevant date of his usurpation are null and void, plus unconstitutional, felonious, and treasonous. That's every law signed, every regulation promulgated, every Emergency Order signed, every treaty negotiated, every judge and ambassador appointed, every treaty and judgeship confirmed by the Senate, every invasion order issued, every pardon signed by the fascist mutt -- everything.
Most of those actions created unconstitutonal anti-law regimes that create felony conspiracies against rights in violation of 18 USC 241 every time they are applied. Both the felonious initial actions and the compounding felonies of the consequent anti-law regimes will have to be criminally prosecuted and litigated. This could take a decade or longer.
We shouldn't let anything except our political ignorance, stupidity, and greed stop us from those prosecutions and litigations. They will be an essential part of rebuilding our nation, or, ignored, they will be an essential part of our nation's death.
No sniveling. Where there's a will, there's a way. We the sovereign people have the intrinsic power to create the way into, through, and beyond the criminal prosecutions and litigations called for by the 3-branch Bush-Cheney Usurpation.
No waffling. As with German and Italian fascism in the early 20th Century, the Bush-Cheney Usurpation is pure fascism. It demonstrates a strong-man leader, extreme secrecy, controlled media, fraudulent elections, judicial rulings clearly violating the Constitution, negation of the rule of law by all three branches of government, obstruction of justice for political and corporate leaders, the making of ex post facto law to immunize political and corporate leaders from past crimes, redefinition of established law for corruption and ideological purposes, redefinition of commonly understood language terms to avoid legal retribution (e.g., 'torture' to mean only treatment resulting in severe organ damage or death, and 'terrorist surveillance' to mean the interception of any communication or bank activity done by US citizens), the making of unconstitutional law to limit rights, suppression of Constitutional rights for profits and power, misuse of policy and law for unstated intentions, cronyism and corruption, sham national security obsessions, warmaking for profits and power, supremacy of the military, sham nationalism for the masses while leadership creates policy to benefit the transnational and stateless superrich, hard science made politically relative, anti-intellectualism outside the political and corporate elites, suppression of critical thinking in public education, intermixing of government and religion, enemies and scapegoats obsessions, destruction of undesirable minority population and cultural centers (e.g., Warsaw ghetto and New Orleans), male chauvinism and suppression of women's rights, and corporation protection extremes including lassez faire economic policy and suppression of labor's rights and power.
Fascism is not only a form of absurd, predator elitism governance, it is a national trait. Just as there was something inherently fascist about significant numbers of early 20th Century Germans and Italians, so there is something inherently fascist about significant numbers of late 20th and early 21st Century Americans. History will damn the American people for their fascism and fascist war crimes just as it damns the German and Italian peoples for theirs.
With the Bush-Cheney Usurpation, the fascist thugs masquerading as public officials and judges have created treasonous, despotic governance wholly beyond the Constitution. Our constitutional republic is half dead.
The Usurpation's Criminal Congress used HAVA to privatize the electoral system into the hands of cyber-criminal corporations Diebold, ES&S, and Sequoia. The corporate take-over of elections has deleted vast chunks of democracy from the nation. It ensured that the Bush-Cheney Usurpation could hi-jack Election 2004 and probably Election 2006, while they remove US governmental power to their new darling of fascism, the North American Union of Mexican, US, and Canadian predator politicians, unchecked by any of the three civil societies.
Latest claims for the NAU -- and its central banking cabal currency, the "Amero" -- is for launch in 2007. If Bush plays his cards right, he'll still be the American fascist dictator in 2009. And whatever corruption engine mouthpiece is US president will be Bush's subordinate.
The collapse of checks and balances between the branches of US government is near-total. The Attorney General and his DOJ hierarchy obstruct more justice than they deliver, making any governmental criminality safe for the perpetrators. The felonious and treasonous criminality in all three branches is immune from any legal recourse -- until we rip Gonzales and his goosesteppers out of their jobs.
The hundreds of felony co-conspirators who share the guilt of violating our soldiers' rights -- as defined in 18 USC 241 -- to be sent to war ONLY at the expressed order of Congress continue to hold public office, military command, and federal judgeships. Bush's unconstitutional, felonious, and treasonous order to invade Iraq is lost in civil society's political ignorance, stupidity, and greed.
The guilty co-conspirators -- including the 373 congresspersons whose October 2002 votes feloniously gave away their Constitutionally assigned legislative function of declaring war, in violation of the 1935 SCOTUS ruling in Schechter Poultry Corporation v. US (295 U.S. 495), and whose felony forfeits legislative immunity -- are guilty of the felony murders of over 2600 American soldiers. Per 18 USC 241, all convicted co-conspirators can be sentenced to life imprisonment or to death.
The co-conspirators should have been criminally indicted en masse within hours after Bush's illegal invasion order, March 2003. It is a horrendous national disgrace against our stated rule of law. We will never live it down.
The felonious Iraq invasion not only yields crimes against humanity and war crimes in the deaths of many tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians, it has also manufactured terrorist activity that would not have been otherwise and that will go on for decades.
The unconstitutional, felonious, and treasonous invasion of Iraq is forever a marker of the American civil society's political ignorance, stupidity, and greed at the time. The illegal invasion happened only because we allowed the Bush-Cheney Usurpation to come into existence after SCOTUS' clearly unconstitutional, felonious, and treasonous decision in Bush v. Gore, 12 December 2000.
Forget your whiny excuses. We collectively allowed Bush-Cheney to come into existence, when we should not have. Our collective ignorance of usurpation and the related principles of republican governance was and is unconscionable.
Some Usurpation-defying federal judges have recently ripped away the Bush assertion of dictatorial power. One of them ruled that 'commander-in-chief' applies only to the military, and that civilian rights and the Constitution are beyond any presidential fiat.
The federal bench rip-away of dictatorial powers has the Usurpation's fascist thugs in a tizzy. With more moves than a nest of cockroaches, the Usurpation's thugs race this way and that, sternly defending their felonies with great media fanfare, spewing fallacious and vacuous arguments to loyalty-oath audiences as if there is no such thing as logical analysis, manufacturing anti-Constitutional ex post facto immunities in the Usurpation Criminal Congress, and making obvious CYA deals with anybody -- especially state government election officials -- who might offer protection from the law and from the increasingly enraged people.
But the stonewalling, whitewashing, and coverups become thinner by the month.
Nixon's fascist thugs proved the dictum -- Politics-as-usual tapdancing doesn't play well to the law, or to an enraged civil society.
Still, the Bush-Cheney Usurpation's politics-as-usual tapdancing has been jacked up to whorish strip-tease, bumping and grinding to Bush-terrorist percussion for the hot and sweaty servile, flashing 9-11 like scanty-clad, jiggling breasts on a stage threatening to go dark at closing time.
Oh, no, don't let the stage go dark. Keep the dancers up there. Let them usurp, wiretap, war, and jiggle their way back and forth forever. We love this show.
Worry. The cheering audience makes a cacophony of echoes from the Nixon and Reagan thugs and their money-grubbing corporate sleaze; howlings from three-branch Bush-Cheney thugs and their money-grubbing corporate sleaze; loud burblings from Vichy Democrats who ache for the power to wiretap, war, and jiggle back and forth forever; and screeches from medieval religious freaks who think that the Bible and the Koran are more lawful than the US Constitution. All of them are tone deaf, and none of them understand 'closing time'.
We've passed into a very dangerous era. Our nation may perish in the political ignorance, stupidity, and greed of our allowing the Bush-Cheney Usurpation to take power in January 2001.
There's no help coming. Everything is on we the sovereign people.
The rampant conviction that the Democratic Party taking Congress in Election 2006 will somehow save us is nothing more than an extension of the society's political ignorance, stupidity, and greed that gave Bush his presidential usurpation. Both major political parties are corruption machines in service to globalized fascism's multi-machine corruption engine. The corruption engine is too big for some small percentage of reform Democrats to shut down or to even cripple.
We need to end this Usurpation nightmare. We can and should diselect Republicans until the Republican party ceases to have political influence. But we can't end the 2-party, 3-branch fascist Usurpation, or its unconstitutional, felonious, and treasonous anchor, the Federal Reserve -- or prevent the Usurpation's recurrence in some future nightmare -- unless and until we renew the Constitution.
We don't have to do the needed renewal all at once, but we need to do it. We can think our way into a successful process.
We might crash a bunch of corrupt state legislatures down to nonpartisan unicamerals on the successful 1934 Nebraska model, using state-level constitutional amendment initiatives. Citizens in 17 states could start that process tomorrow.
We'd have to find ways to criminally prosecute and sue any public official or judge who attempts to use the massively unconstitutional state I&R admin laws to stop us. They'll undoubtedly hit us with those "separation of powers" violations, as well as with the treasonous, binding judicial reviews of proposed law that they've been getting away with for over a hundred years. No US constitution defines the judicial power to include binding judicial review of proposed law.
One way or another, we can break a bunch of mega-corrupt, partisan bicamerals down to relatively incorrupt, nonpartisan unicamerals.
Putting a thousand or more predator politicians in the unemployment lines should get the attention of the national fascist thugs. Then a short series of standalone Constitutional amendments to set up fully independent and sovereign citizen lawmaking can be forced through a Congress isolated from their corruption engine protectors. More to come.
The status quo is massively failed. The system is broke. The worthy core of the Constitution, and our rights and liberties housed there, need preservation. But the Constitution's systemic problems must go. We the sovereign people must have fully independent citizen lawmaking to check and balance corruption-prone representative government. And representative government, corporations, and the political uses of wealth must be heavily regulated.