Last blog entry from anti-fascist researcher Dave Emory informs us of an unfortunate development in the « Occupy Wall Street » protest, although not really surprising in the end. Apparently, anti-semitic rants and sentiments have begun to surface. The driving force of this protest, Kalle Lasn of AdBusters Magazine, has shown in the past signs of extreme anti-semitism. Lasn is from Estonia, and Lithuania, another of the three Baltic states, became the second fascist country in 1925. Emory also points out to the fact that both Nazis and Communists have endorsed the manifestation. On my part, in an earlier article, I have also underlined that these kind of marriages made in hell happen sometimes in the world of politics. And what better example to provide than Germany of the 1920’s and 1930’s. Communists and Nazis were then filling conference rooms where liberal democratic politicians were about to speak. At one given point, both types of activists were beginning to throw chairs and rumble to disrupt speeches. Jan Valtin has been a terrific witness to these events and you can get more details by visiting the page above. Here is Dave Emory’s latest blog entry, examples of what you can find in terms of anti-semitism in Occupy Wall Street and a series of letters to the editors written by National Post readers about Kalle Lasn.
Well…what can I tell you? My fellow citizens, Quebeckers, have voted with their emotions, not with their head. That’s rather strange, if you consider that if there is a moment when you have to use your head instead of anything else, that’s when you choose your leaders. But Quebeckers, apparently, don’t do that. No. They prefer to listen to good talkers, singers and dancers instead if doing intelligent choices. For the last 20 years, they were attended and pampered by Gilles Duceppe who, as the leader of the Bloc Québécois, was taking care of business for them in Ottawa. But now, a new singer has arrived: Jack Layton. He is so cute, so nice, so gentle, that Quebeckers couldn’t resist. He will be their new momie in Ottawa representing them and caring for them…
Personally, I have difficulty giving credibility to this man and this party. The NDP advertises itself as social-democrat but the atmosphere surrounding it is rather the expression of a soft concoction of socialism, leftism, popularism. Furthermore, according to Tarek Fatah, Canadian political activist and founder of the Muslim Canadian Congress, the NDP, since Jack Layton has become the leader, has apparently opened the doors to Islamist activists in very large numbers. Islamists, generally speaking, especially the ones related or belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood, have a pro-corporate philosophy. They relate themselves to Ibn Khaldun, a Muslim philosopher of the Middle Ages who taught a pro-corporate financial and economical model. That’s why the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamists are often used by the Far-Right to implement fascist agendas in countries or areas. But they often infiltrate institutions and political parties too in order to corrode and corrupt them and render them more Islam-friendly.
Jan Valtin, german communist and soviet agent between the two World Wars, has written in his book Out of The Night that the communists were collaborating extensively with the Nazis to sabotage conferences and meetings of the Social-Democrats in Germany, Social-Democrats being roughly what we call in North America Liberal Democrats. Check my earlier post here to read the whole story and a passage of his book. Even before the Nazis, there was a group of activists in Germany refered to as the « brown shirts ». Brown shirts are what we could call proto-fascists, that is to say a group that behave in a way to prepare a population, a country or a nation for the arrival of a fascist takeover. Activists of such an organization may not know that they are in fact facilitating such arrival, they may think on the contrary that they are working to install a socialist or left-wing regime that will serve the people. But the end result is that their actions are used against them by the Far-Right and that’s exactly what I am afraid of in the case of Quebec. This bunch of Neo-Democrat MPs who appear to be nobodies, in certain cases students or simple workers with no experience of office or public life, will do considerable damage in this Province if we let them have their mandate. We must find a way to break their backbone before they completely destroy the place.
I would like to leave you on a more humoristic note. Remember the movie A Clockwork Orange? The leader of the gang that pratices ultra-violence, Alex, holds a cane throughout the movie… If we don’t want to have behaviors like that soon in our peace of land, we have to watch out for these earlier signs of proto-fascist activity. Because, sometimes, the color orange looks rather like brown… Check the video with this link…and think carefully.
If I would to tell you that in Germany in the 20’s and early ’30, communists and fascists united their forces to have the social-democrat government of Germany fall down, would you believe me? Well, I am afraid that is exactly what happened. And the saddest thing is that it seems to be happening all over again in the present time, although no one seems to really pay attention to the small details that are revelatory of these social phenomena. Jan Valtin was a german communist and a soviet agent between the two world wars. According to writer and blogger Didier Goux, Jan Valtin was finally arrested after several years of activism by the Gestapo in 1933 and sentenced for 13 years. Then new orders came from the Komintern for Valtin to make believe that he experienced a change of heart and that as of this moment, he was ready to work for the Gestapo. The Nazi secret police bought the deception apparently and after having served three years out of the thirteen in prison, he was sent to rejoin the Komintern of Copenhagen. After a while, aroused by suspicions, the GPU, the soviet secret police, arrested and jailed him somewhere in the countryside around Copenhagen, in wait for a decision to send him to Moscow for either imprisonment or execution. Luckily for him, he succeeded to escape and fled to the United States where he eventually became a U.S. cititzen.
Valtin wrote an autobiography, Out of The Night, in which he describes with great details and precision the daily life of the spy/communist activist/double agent that he was. Here are a couple of extracts that are significant of the co-option of the Left forces by the Right. Remember that these events were taking place in the first decades of the 20th century but that it doesn’t mean that it can’t happen wherever you are, right now. And in fact, it does. Look around you and see. Here is the complete reference of the book and the extracts, from pages 252-254. All italics are Valtin’s:
Jan Valtin, Out of the Night, Alliance Book Corporation, New York, 1941.
The blind hatred for the Social Democrats took a decisive turn about the middle of January, 1931, when Georgi Dimitrov issued a secret memorandum of instructions to all leaders and sub-leaders of the communist columns. A special committee, headed by Thaelmann, Heinz Neumann and Wollweber, was set up to carry the instructions into effect. Summed up in one sentence the instructions were: « United action of the Communist Party and the Hitler movement to accelerate the disintegration of the crumbling democratic bloc which governs Germany » […]
Those who objected were threatened with expulsion from the Party. Discipline forbade the rank and file to discuss the issue. From then on, in spite of the steadily increasing fierceness of their guerrilla warfare, the Communist Party and the Hitler movement joined forces to slash the throat of an already tottering democracy.
It was a weird alliance, never officially proclaimed or recognized by either the Red or Brown bureaucracy, but a grim fact all the same. […] A temporary truce and a combining of forces were agreed on by the followers of Stalin and Hitler whenever they saw an opportunity to raid and break up meetings and demonstrations of the democratic front […]
In the spring of 1931, the socialist Transport Workers’ Union had called a conference of ship and dock delegates of all the main ports of Western Germany […] When the conference opened, the galleries were packed with two or three hundred Communists and Nazis […] As soon as the first trade union delegate touched one of us, our followers rose and bedlam started. The furniture was smashed, the participants beaten, the hall turned into a shambles. We gained the street and scattered before ambulances and the Rollkommandos of the police arrived. The next day, both the Nazi and our own Party press brought out front page accounts of how « socialist » workers, incensed over the « treachery » of their own corrupt leaders had given them a thorough « proletarian rub-down » […]
The Communist high command, under Dimitrov, gave us the answer by telegram and letter, and through circulars, pamphlets, and headlines in the Party press. « Down with the Social Democrats, the chief enemy ot the workers! Communists, your duty is to sweep the Socialist traitors out of the government offices! » So, while Communist and Nazi terror groups blazed away at each other in nightly skirmishes, Communists went loyally to the polls to give their votes in support of a drive launched by the Monarchist Hugenberg and the Fascist Hitler.
I think that you get the picture. The most important is that you realize that these things are going on again in your own society. Don’t be fooled. The Left and the Right have made a deal to destroy those in the Center, the Social Democrats, and I suspect it is you, if you read this blog. Wake up!