The problem with these things is that every generation uses the past as prologue, in order to evaluate issues related to the rise of tyranny, fascism, and oppressive regimes. Yesterday I watched a History Channel documentary about the rise of Hitler. One interesting thing that caught my attention was how after the 1936 Olympics (in Germany), almost every major country in the world was praising Hitler, and Nazi Germany. The international headlines included references to Hitler being one of the best world leaders.
We are fast entering another very dark period in history. A situation that needs to be urgently addressed by the population of the countries affected.
The era of strong-men takeovers of governments by force, is over. You won't see leaders like Hitler, or Mussolini, or Franco, anymore. The oppressive boot of fascism these leaders put upon the collective necks of their population, had similar characteristics as the fascism that it is now arising, in that the influence of the moneyed elite and industry, and the military, became the instrument with which the oppression and tyranny was exerted.
The main difference now is that the "entity" acting as a catalyst for the new fascist era is a "system" instead of a "brutal dictator." This system is comprised of an international ruling elite, an international financial banking conglomerate, and very importantly, their takeover of democratic governments all across Europe and the United States.
The challenge for the new crop of leaders mounting a resistance movement is to be able to understand this new phenomena, when it comes to being able to identify the source of the tyranny and oppression, which of course, needs to be stopped in its tracks.
In short, in the past, when the challenge was defeating Hitler, or Franco, today the challenge is to first decouple the economies of our countries from the international criminal financial system, and second, the dismantling of the cartel. This needs to happen, urgently. They are now consolidating power, and if they are permitted to do so, we will find ourselves in a new era of brutal fascism, in the United States, and in Italy, an Spain, and Greece, and the UK.
In fact, the effects of this nascent fascism has already been felt. The 2008 international financial looting by this criminal cartel plunged much of the Western world into an economic depression. This situation helped this criminal international cartel accumulate power, and destabilize the democratic institutions in Western Europe and the United States.
Once having completed that phase, the international criminal cartel is now quickly taking over, right in the open: Italy forms cabinet of technocrats.
Mr Monti, appointed last week as senator for life, unveiled a cabinet list made up exclusively of un-elected technocrats after the main political parties refused to take up cabinet posts on offer. The new slimmed-down team includes three women and is dominated by academics and civil servants.
Mr Monti said the main political parties had expressed a clear preference to support the government without taking part in it. He said he reached the conclusion after two days of talks with party leaders that the absence of politicians in the cabinet would “ease” the work of government rather than present an obstacle.
The reason given for this shocking undemocratic takeover of an entire government by un-elected "technocrats" is that there is a financial emergency caused by unsustainable sovereign debt, and therefore, democratic institutions need to be put aside so "technocrats" can come in and fix the problem.
Does that sound like what happened in 2008, regarding the massive transfer of hundreds of billions of dollars to criminal financial institutions?
They are using the same playbook!
This turn of events should worry all who value freedom and democracy. In essence, the democratic system in Italy collapsed (over the weekend!), and was replaced by un-elected, and un-accountable (to the democratic process) bankers, as reported by The New York Times:
Corrado Passera, the chief executive of Italy’s biggest retail bank, Intesa Sanpaolo, and the former head of Poste Italiane, Italy’s state-owned postal service, was named minister for economic development and transport, a choice Mr. Monti said had been motivated by Mr. Passera’s “longstanding managerial experience.” Mr. Monti said that he had joined two important ministries “to underscore the government’s future activities, which will center on initiatives that will spur economic growth.”
What to do? In theory, it should not be that hard to conceptualize. Build on the Occupy Wall Street movement by establishing an international alliance to coordinate actions (peaceful resistance movement at this time) specifically-designed to bring down the international financial banking system, so it can be dismantled, and so its corrosive influenced can be terminated.
Again, this is very urgent. We can't think "national borders" only when it comes to this menace. We are dealing with an amorphous fascist system that is consolidating power as you read this.
What is the danger? Curtailment of human rights; massive constant generalized surveillance; curtailment of freedom of the press, assembly, collective bargaining, political activity, democracy. Oppression, tyranny, exploitation, enslavement. Fascism.
This is happening right now, folks. Right before our eyes. The OWS "Mic Check" needs to reverberate across national borders. The time for action is now.