40) Manifest Destiny

If you look at history as an investigative journalist instead of an unquestioning patriot, you’ll see that America has always shared Nazi Germany’s elitist and eugenics war agenda.

In the mid 1840’s the term “Manifest Destiny” took many a man up to calling for an unmistakable drive for American expansionism…Manifest Destiny retains its roots deep in Puritan John Winthrop’s belief and challenge to the Massachusetts Bay Colony during the 17th century…“For we must consider that we shall be as a city set upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us.” (Winthrop 1630)

The charge to demonstrate Christian virtue and morality to all people can be closely linked to O’ Sullivan’s commentary on expansion as a way to achieve Winthrop’s goal. In his 1839 editorial in the Democratic Review, he states the following.

The far-reaching, the boundless future will be the era of American greatness. In its magnificent domain of space and time, the nation of many nations is destined to manifest to mankind the excellence of divine principles; to establish on earth the noblest temple ever dedicated to the worship of the Most High — the Sacred and the True….governed by God’s natural and moral law of equality, the law of brotherhood — of ‘peace and goodwill amongst men.  (O’Sullivan 1845)…

What soon followed was the mass movement of hundreds of thousands of land-hungry white settlers across Native American lands. In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed into effect the Homestead Act, which gave 160 acres west of the Mississippi, to any man who was willing to farm it…

the United States government now had thousands of Indians that had no place to live…nothing to eat…In order to facilitate all the Indians and the “promises” made in their treaties with the government, they began the Reservation System…

In the 19th century the conditions of the reservations were deplorable. Disease, hunger and pneumonia were the chief killers amongst the reservation Indians…

Conditions have not changed in the 150 years. Still the Indians are without sufficient funds for food, heat or medicine. The government welfare checks that are provided to the Native Americans are, on average, barely enough to fill their propane-run heaters twice during the harsh winters on the reservations…

The average national unemployment rate for reservation Indians, is around 80 percent…

On December 29, 1890, on Wounded Knee Creek in southwestern South Dakota, a tangle of events resulted in the deaths of more than 250, and possibly as many as 300, Native Americans...

Wounded Knee became, and remains, the symbol of the inhumanity of U.S. government policy toward Native Americans.

Can we not see that the Americans’ conviction of superiority over other races and entitlement to others’ lands is absolutely equivalent to Nazi Germany? Worse yet, the Native American genocide was the precursor to the Nazi Holocaust.

The Holocaust is the greatest crime in history, one that people remain desperate to understand. Germany’s plunge from the heights of civilization to the depths of barbarism is an everlasting shock…

Americans have an especially insatiable appetite for Nazi-themed books, films, television shows, documentaries, video games, and comic books. Stories of the Second World War console us with memories of the days…when the United States was the world’s good-hearted superpower, riding to the rescue of a Europe paralyzed by totalitarianism and appeasement. Yet an eerie continuity [of Nazism] became visible in the postwar years, as German scientists were imported to America…the resulting technologies of mass destruction exceeded Hitler’s darkest imaginings. The Nazis idolized many aspects of American society: the cult of sport, Hollywood production values, the mythology of the frontier. From boyhood on, Hitler devoured the Westerns of the popular German novelist Karl May. In 1928, Hitler remarked, approvingly, that white settlers in America had “gunned down the millions of redskins to a few hundred thousand.” When he spoke of Lebensraum, the German drive for “living space” in Eastern Europe, he often had America in mind.

Among recent books on Nazism, the one that may prove most disquieting for American readers is James Q. Whitman’s “Hitler’s American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law” (Princeton)…Whitman methodically explores how the Nazis took inspiration from American racism of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He notes that, in “Mein Kampf,” Hitler praises America as the one state that has made progress toward a primarily racial conception of citizenship, by “excluding certain races from naturalization.” Whitman writes that the discussion of such influences is almost taboo, because the crimes of the Third Reich are commonly defined as “the nefandum, the unspeakable descent into what we often call ‘radical evil.’ ” But the kind of genocidal hatred that erupted in Germany had been seen before and has been seen since. Only by stripping away its national regalia and comprehending its essential human form do we have any hope of vanquishing it… [Emphasis added.]

World War II, which took place between September 1939 and September 1945, was the bloodiest conflict in human history. Though no exact casualty count for the war exists, it is thought that up to 85 million people were killed as a direct or indirect result of the conflict. The war involved all of the world’s great powers, and touched nearly every corner of the globe…

Hitler was able to ascend to power in Germany in part because he was successful in tapping the anger of the German people…

One thing is clear…The Anglo-Saxon colonialists of the United States of America and Europe, don’t want to be equalized with impoverished peoples from colonized lands. We want to maintain our privileged lifestyle at their expense.

The America First movement was very much a pro-Nazi movement, and it was those people who said we should have a great relationship with Hitler. A contingent wanted America to remain neutral only so long as Hitler was able to rearm Germany, conquer Europe and then they wanted Hitler to conquer America or be part of an alliance with Germany.”

From our 21st-century point of view, it is hard to imagine World War II without the United States as a major participant. Before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, however, Americans were seriously divided over what the role of the United States in the war should be, or if it should even have a role at all. Even as the war consumed large portions of Europe and Asia in the late 1930s and early 1940s, there was no clear consensus on how the United States should respond.

The US ambivalence about the war grew out of the isolationist sentiment that had long been a part of the American political landscape and had pervaded the nation since World War I. Hundreds of thousands of Americans were either killed or wounded during that conflict, and President Woodrow Wilson’s idealistic plan to ensure permanent peace through international cooperation and American leadership failed to become a reality. Many Americans were disillusioned by how little their efforts had accomplished and felt that getting so deeply involved on the global stage in 1917 had been a mistake.

Neither the rise of Adolf Hitler to power nor the escalation of Japanese expansionism did much to change the nation’s isolationist mood in the 1930s….

Isolationists believed that World War II was ultimately a dispute between foreign nations and that the United States had no good reason to get involved. The best policy, they claimed, was for the United States to build up its own defenses and avoid antagonizing either side. Neutrality, combined with the power of the US military and the protection of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, would keep Americans safe while the Europeans sorted out their own problems…Speaking in 1941 of an “independent American destiny,” [aviator Charles] Lindbergh asserted that the United States ought to fight any nation that attempted to meddle in the affairs of the Western Hemisphere. However, he argued, American soldiers ought not to have to “fight everybody in the world who prefers some other system of life to ours…”

William Allen White, Chairman of an interventionist organization called the Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies, reassured his listeners that the point of helping Britain was to keep the United States out of the war. “If I were making a motto for [this] Committee,” he said, “it would be ‘The Yanks Are Not Coming.’”

We need to reframe America’s involvement in the European theater of WWII from heroic to self serving.

  • Between the start of the war in September 1939 and its end in August/September 1945, more than 100 million (and possibly as many as 300 million) combatants entered the fray.
  • World War II casualties in Europe:
    • the Soviet Union (20 to 27 million),
    • Germany (6 to 7.4 million),
    • Poland (5.9 to 6 million),
    • Yugoslavia (1 to 1.7 million),
    • France (600,000).
    • America (109,820)
  • Militarizing America
    • On 8 September 1939, President Roosevelt declared a limited national emergency, raising the strength of the Regular Army to 227,000.
    • In 1940 with the growing war in Europe, the US Government approved the Selective Service Act authorizing the Army’s strength to be increased to 1.4 million men.
    • In 1943 the decision was made to build the Army to an effective strength of 7.7 million personnel.
    • By 1945 operating strength reached 8.3 million.
  • Militarizing the research and development and production of industry and mindset of the American people to produce massive amounts of armaments.
    • In January 1942President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the establishment of the War Production Board. Its purpose was to convert the factories of peacetime industries into  manufacturing plants for weapons and military equipment for the fight.
    • While these weapons were publicized as being used to fight the Nazis, American powerbrokers actively supported the Nazis’ rise to power while leaning far enough to the side of the then-most powerful world agency – the British Empire – to come out on the winning side regardless of who won.

For Hitler, declaring war on America would prove to be his biggest political mistake of the war – a truly lethal blunder…

  • Ending Western Hemispheric isolation and establishing permanent involvement in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

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