Monday, August 29, 2011

The Disastrous Rise Of Misplaced Power

Before I get to the information that deals directly with the title of this post,  I want to preface what I plan to share with a declaration that I have recently become quite interested in viewing movies from the 1930's, 1940's and 1950's. Yesterday, I watched My Man Godfrey

In the depths of the Depression, a party game brings dizzy socialite Irene Bullock to the city dump where she meets Godfrey, a derelict, and ends by hiring him as family butler. He finds the Bullocks to be the epitome of idle rich, and nutty as the proverbial fruitcake. Soon, the dramatizing Irene is in love with her 'protege'...who feels strongly that a romance between servant and employer is out of place, regardless of that servant's mysterious past... Written by Rod Crawford

It was interesting to hear the commentary by the TCM channel. He stated that seeing "the rich" portrayed at ditsy, oftentimes irrational and argumentative with each other, and downright crazy at times appealed to the middle class who frequented the movie theaters back then.

Though there was a lot of hoopla and silliness in the movie, the storyline was quite good. Apparently, the movie was nominated for four Academy Awards in the top categories, but none of the nominees won the award that year.

If you have never seen this movie, you can watch it online. Go to the link above and scroll down a bit to where you will see "Related Videos" and select "full movie."

Without giving away most of the plot, I must say that it was refreshing to see the rich helping the poor, and then a man down on his luck repay the rich man who helped him get back on his feet.

Today, we have a gangster government that is relentless in pitting the poor against the rich. I have NEVER seen the Obamafraud regime EVER give any credit to ANY CHARITABLE GROUP - whether they are rich, poor or anything in between. All I see on a constant basis is the Democrats hating and bashing the Republicans (especially conservative Christians) and lying to promote their terrible Keynesian economic socialist agenda.

Things are quite ugly now, but I don't think that we have seen ANYTHING yet. The 2012 Election is going to be ten times worse. I continue to pray for this country - that the elitist leftists and their media of mass deception cronies - would calm down the rhetoric they spew.  They demonize every group that they are against in order to somehow win the next election. The race card will be played with astounding ignorance and lies - with their hope that the failed economic policies of Obama will somehow not be scrutinized by the voters. But I think it's too late for that anyway. The public is awakened to the mess that Obama has wreaked upon our nation. They will vote accordingly.

The second movie that I want to mention today is called To Be Or Not To Be. I tuned in just after the credits and barely recognized Jack Benny! When I was growing up, he was a much older man. The mini description from the info button on my remote showed me that Benny was one of the lead characters in the film. You can view the movie online at the link above.

In occupied Poland during WWII, a troupe of ham stage actors (led by Joseph Tura and his wife Maria) match wits with the Nazis. A spy has information which would be very damaging to the Polish resistance and they must prevent it's being delivered to the Germans. Written by Ken Yousten

It is interesting to note that many movies of that era often involved Hitler and the Nazis. At the website we read:

When Jack Benny's father went to see this movie, he was outraged at the sight of his son in a Nazi uniform in the first scene and even stormed out of the theater. Jack convinced his father that it was satire, and he agreed to sit through all of it.

According to the book 'The United Artists Story' by Ronald Bergan, " Unfortunately, at its release, Pearl Harbor had been attacked, Germany was sweeping across Europe, and the film's star, Carole Lombard, was killed in a plane crash while on a war-bond selling tour. Therefore, neither critics nor public were in the mood to laugh, finding the picture tasteless and callous. Over the years, however, it recovered its production costs and became a classic."

I can see why people would find it tasteless and callous when it was first released because of the real life circumstances happening at the time. But later on, after the victory over Hitler and the Nazis at the end of WWII, it became quite common to mock the Nazis. Remember the T.V. show Hogan's Heroes of the 1960's and 1970's?

Colonel Hogan leads a ragtag band of POW's caught behind German lines in this popular television comedy. The bumbling Germans give Hogan and his crew plenty of opportunities to sabotage their war efforts. Colonel Klink is more concerned with having everything run smoothly and avoiding any trouble with his superiors (especially anything that might result in his being reassigned and sent to the front) than with being tough on Hogan and his fellow prisoners. Written by Tad Dibbern

Of course the horrors of the Holocaust is nothing to make light of.  It is an example of THE most disastrous rise of misplaced power!   I don't recall this comedy series dealing with the seriousness of that portion of the war. It was more about making the Nazis look foolish.

Recently, I ran across a posting by a 25 year old young college graduate who was trying to educate the commentators on her Face Book page about the dangers of socialism. Here is the thread (minus last names, "Christine W" is me):

Amanda M
‎"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery..."
-- Winston Churchill

Friday at 7:48am

You and 3 others like this..

Jaime B T Ah this is coming from the guy who appeased hitler. Besides he made this quote to denigrate his political rival, and has no factual or poignant substance. I love you my republican friend but don't be afraid of something that isn't scary! Love you!

Friday at 9:03am Amanda M haha ohhhhhh Jaime B T, I just KNEW there would be a comment under my status from you! Something that "isn't scary" is a very big difference of opinion my dear. We have covered our political differences many of times, and I still love you.

Friday at 9:12am Fred B - Jaime, I believe your "appeasement" comment actually refers to British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain who appeased Hitler from 1937 to 1939. His policies of avoiding war with Germany have been the subject of intense debate for seventy years among academics, politicians and diplomats. Churchill is widely regarded as one of the great wartime leaders and served as Prime Minister twice (1940–45 and 1951–55). It was Churchill who lead the British war against Hitler. I trust you will find this info helpful.

Friday at 9:19am Amanda M oh Mike! Before you "like" a comment make sure the information is factual. I think my dear friend, Fred, cleared that up.

Friday at 9:31am Amanda M ‎** still love ya Mike! Our political debates go back to high school :-) along with Mr. Sean Q! haha

Friday at 9:32am Christine W - Amanda! I'm so proud of you! Keep up the good work educating people who ignore the dangers of Socialism and/or shrug their shoulders over that dangerous philosophy. Love, Mamasita

Friday at 10:11am Jaime B T - Oops! Thank you Fred for the correction.

Friday at 10:15am .Sean Q - Keep me out of this Amanda! But good job posting an anti-socialism quote from a conservative politician, must have been hard to find. But I miss you like crazy and better see you when I come home this time. Miss you too Nielio, may be stopping through LA on my way to HI.

Friday at 1:37pm Amanda M - haha i didn't say it was hard to find! I posted it because i LIKE and AGREE with it. duh? Miss you more! and yes, I will definitely see you when ur back :) Rally the troops!

Friday at 1:40pm Christine W - Amanda, so many young people are not aware of what socialism leads to...mainly Communism, misery and death. The naysayers here need to read up on some history.

Unfortunately, many young people from Amanda's generation were not taught that Nazism is short for National Socialism.They also don't know that America IS NOT a democracy. Look at how often democracies around the world fall right back in line with a  socialism/communism type of government due to the tyrannic mindset of leaders who want power? What's more, they will wield such power to accomplish their own agenda. It is NEVER GOOD for the people under such regimes.

I really wonder what they teach in public school history classes and secular colleges these days? Do many people Amanda's age even realize how many failed socialist/communist policies in history led to the misery and death of millions? If they did, I doubt that they would be for the Obamafraud regime trying to resurrect such failed, dangerous, corrupt, and evil policies here in our CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC - the United States of America!! Oftentimes, the term "democracy" means something quite different to socialists. It is a means to an end to get to the "New World Order."

The "New World Order" may sound good to our itching ears, but history has shown us that such a philosophical form of one-world global government WON'T WORK. Why? Because absolute power corrupts absolutely! Take a look at some famous people in history who have given us warnings:

Quotes from world leaders who reveal, in their own words, what they have planned for the rest of us. Listen, as they admit, that their goal is a one-world government, which they call the “New World Order“.

“Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States – in the fields of commerce and manufacturing – are afraid of somebody. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.”

-President Woodrow Wilson, in The New Freedom, published 1913, prior to passage of the Federal Reserve Act.
“The Individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists.”

-J. Edgar Hoover (Former Director of the FBI, August, 1956, in The Elks Magazine) 

“The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government of the U.S. since the days of Andrew Jackson.”

-President Franklin D. Roosevelt in a letter to Col. E. Mandell House, November 21, 1933

“Give me control of a Nation’s money and I care not who makes the laws.” – Mayer Amschel (Bauer) Rothschild, February 23, 1744 – September 19, 1812.

“We shall have world government, whether or not you like it. The only question is whether world Government will be achieved by conquest or consent.”

-James Paul Warburg, Foreign agent for the Rothschild Dynasty – CFR member, and major player in the Federal Reserve Act scam / February 17, 1950, speaking before the U.S. Senate

“We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order.”

-David Rockefeller

“We are grateful to the Washington Post, the NY Times, Time Magazine, and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings, and respected their promises of discretion for almost 40 years. It would have been impossible for us to develop OUR PLAN for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a World Government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual ELITE and World Bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries.” – David Rockefeller, founder of the Trilateral Commission, in an address to the Trilateral Commission, in June, 1991.

“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower, Farewell Address, January 17, 1961

“The very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are, as a people, inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings.” – President John F. Kennedy, in a speech before the American Newspaper Publishers Association, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, on April 27, 1961.

“For we are opposed, around the world, by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence; in infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice; on guerillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific, and political operations. Its preparations are concealed not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined, its dissenters are silenced, not praised; no expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed. It conducts the cold war, in short, with a wartime discipline no democracy would ever hope to wish to match….” President John F. Kennedy, in a speech before the American Newspaper Publishers Association, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, on April 27, 1961.

“The greatest purveyor of violence on earth is my own government.” – Martin Luther King, Jr., 1967

“A revolution is coming – a revolution which will be peaceful if we are wise enough; compassionate is we care enough; successful if we are fortunate enough – But, a revolution is coming whether we will it or not. We can affect its character; we cannot alter its inevitability.” – Robert F. Kennedy, speech in U.S. Senate, May 9, 1966

“What is important is to dwell upon the increasing evidence of the existence of a secret conspiracy, throughout the world, for the destruction of organized government and the letting loose of evil.” – Christian Science Monitor editorial, June 19th, 1920.

“From the days of Spartacus, Weishaupt, Karl Marx, Trotsky, Rosa Luxemberg, and Emma Goldman, this world conspiracy has been steadily growing. This conspiracy played a definite recognizable role in the tragedy of the French revolution. It has been the mainspring of every subversive movement during the 19th century. And now at last this band of extraordinary personalities from the underworld of the great cities of Europe and America have gripped the Russian people by the hair of their head and have become the undisputed masters of that enormous empire.” – Winston Churchill, to the London Press, 1922.

“The idea was that those who direct the overall conspiracy could use the differences in those two so-called ideologies [marxism/fascism/socialism vs. democracy/capitalism] to enable them [the ‘illuminati’] to divide larger and larger portions of the human race into opposing camps so that they could be armed and then brainwashed into fighting and destroying each other.” – Myron Fagan, in Illuminati/CFR Recordings, 1967 [Originally distributed as a 3-LP record set. Later, audio cassettes were also made available]

“The powers of financial capitalism had another far reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements, arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences. The apex of the system was the Bank for International Settlements in Basle, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the worlds’ central banks which were themselves private corporations. The growth of financial capitalism made possible a centralization of world economic control and use of this power for the direct benefit of financiers and the indirect injury of all other economic groups.” – Professor Caroll Quigley, of Georgetown University, Mentor of William Jefferson Clinton, in Tragedy and Hope: A History of The World In Our Time (Macmillan Company, 1966).

“The real menace of our republic is this invisible government which, like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy length over city, state and nation. Like the octopus of real life, it operates under cover of a self-created screen….At the head of this octopus are the Rockefeller Standard Oil interests and a small group of powerful banking houses generally referred to as international bankers. The little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes. They practically control both political parties.” – John F. Hylan, Mayor, New York City, 1922.

“The drive of the Rockefellers and their allies is to create a one-world government combining super capitalism and Communism under the same tent, all under their control….Do I mean conspiracy? Yes I do. I am convinced there is such a plot, international in scope, generations old in planning, and incredibly evil in intent.” – Congressman Larry P. McDonald, 1976 [killed in the Korean Airlines 747 that was shot down by the Soviets]

“The real rulers in Washington are invisible, and exercise power from behind the scenes.” – Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, 1952.

“The directors of the CFR (Council on Foreign Relations) make up a sort of Presidium for that part of the Establishment that guides our destiny as a nation.” – The Christian Science Monitor, September 1, 1961.

“The most powerful clique in these (CFR) groups have one objective in common: they want to bring about the surrender of the sovereignty and the national independence of the U.S. They want to end national boundaries and racial and ethnic loyalties supposedly to increase business and ensure world peace. What they strive for would inevitably lead to dictatorship and loss of freedoms by the people. The CFR was founded for ‘the purpose of promoting disarmament and submergence of U.S. sovereignty and national independence into an all-powerful one-world government.” – Harpers [Magazine], July 1958.

“In the first public declaration on the Jewish question since the outbreak of the war [WWII], Arthur Greenwood, member without portfolio in the British War Cabinet, assured the Jews of the United States that when victory was achieved an effort would be made to found a new world order based on the ideals of ‘justice and peace.’” – Excerpt from an article entitled “New World Order Pledged to Jews,” in The New York Times – October, 1940.

“We are at present working discreetly with all our might to wrest this mysterious force called sovereignty out of the clutches of the local nation-states of the world.” – Professor Arnold Toynbee, in a June 1931 speech before the Institute for the Study of International Affairs in Copenhagen.

“The ‘new world order’ that is in the making must focus on the creation of a world of democracy, peace and prosperity for all.” – Nelson Mandela, in The Philadelphia Inquirer (October, 1994).

“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” – Lord Acton (1834-1902)

“If totalitarianism wins this conflict, the world will be ruled by tyrants, and individuals will be slaves.” – The Declaration of the Federation of the World, produced by the Congress on World Federation, adopted by the Legislatures of North Carolina (1941), New Jersey (1942), Pennsylvania (1943), and possibly other states.
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Euripides said...

Your post reminds me of a quote from Mel Brooks, who has consistently made fun of Hitler. He said "You can laugh at Hitler because you can cut him down to normal size."

And you're absolutely correct about Hitler's Germany being socialist. It was the great economist F.A. Hayek who wrote against socialism and Keynesian economics in his The Road to Serfdom. His basic argument is that socialism, by handing economic control to government, will always be dangerous and can lead to totalitarian systems. The Soviet system and Hitler's regime are two of Hayek's prime examples.

Christinewjc said...

Hi Euripides!

I have the paperback edition of Hayek's "Serfdom" book! I only got up to page 90 so far, but it scared the wits out of me! It is a bit difficult to get through this book (at least it is for me) but I truly believe that it is an important book to read.

I wonder how many colleges recommend such a book to their history students?

Glenn Beck mentioned it several times on his former T.V. show. It became an instant best seller again.

Several years ago, I had a MySpace conversation with a young man (about 19 yrs. old) who was a friend of my daughter. He had visited the concentration camps in Germany. He and his friends took photos inside the ovens where the Jewish people were burned to death and displayed them online. They were laughing and joking about it in the pictures! I was so disgusted! Needless to say, I do not communicate with that person anymore.

Young people can be so cold and callous about the Holocaust. When I learned about it (and saw films) in high school history class, I became sick to my stomach and had to leave the classroom to go to the rest room. I couldn't believe that people could become Nazis and indulge in such evil!

Thanks for you comment. You have encouraged me to get back to reading Hayek's book!

Euripides said...


You might try tackling Hayek's book "The Fatal Conceit." It's a bit friendlier in its language (not steeped with economics jargon) and presents the main gist of his argument. You might also take a look at the book "Hayek" by Eamonn Butler. Butler's book is a synopsis of Hayek's thought written for non-economists.

Those are the two books I recommend to my students.

Christinewjc said...

Thanks for your recommendation of the two books! I'm not much of an economist (except for managing our household budget), so it might be better for me to read them.

That title - "The Fatal Conceit" sounds like a description of Obamafraud and his followers! Ha!