Debating the Role of Demagoguery in the Holocaust

The following debate originally took place upon my Facebook wall, after my friend, and fellow Autistic self-advocate, Jason Ross, posted artwork being shared by the page, “The Free Thought Project“…

Jason R.:

"Remember, it didn't start with the gas chambers. It started with intolerance & hate speech and when people stopped caring, because desensitized mindlessly obedient and turned a blind eye."

“Remember, it didn’t start with the gas chambers. It started with intolerance & hate speech and when people stopped caring, because desensitized mindlessly obedient and turned a blind eye.”

Jason R.: That’s how America does things and why Trump got a platform in this election 😐

Rayn: Trump AND Clinton, actually…

As I wrote in my article, “Democracy and Demagoguery Make a Perfect Team!”:

“DemoCrackPot bigotry is different than the RepubliConArtist variety, because… ???

‘The’ Russians! ‘The’ Mexicans! ‘The’ Muslims! Oh, my! Obviously, these ‘problems’ require massively tyrannical government ‘solutions’! 😉

Democracy and Demagoguery … What a team!”

http://acidrayn.com/2016/10/22/democracy-and-demagoguery-make-a-perfect-team/

Katherine C.: It actually didn’t start that way. It started with a monarchy that imposed a useless four year war, and a very tired, very broke people who had no idea what would happen or what was happening half the time. The Nazi party largely played down the anti-Semitic sentiments until they already well in power and after Hindenburg died. Hindenburg was the president and the only one with the ability to fire Hitler. They played nice till after that.

Katherine C.: And from the getgo they intimidated the hell out of people. And not just people, but their families. You’re about to have a kid. If u by merely speaking out against government would land u in prison and ur family killed, what would u do? And this was applied to all Germans, not just the Jews. It’s easy to blame people but u gotta go a little deeper to understand that they were just regular human beings, and the Nazis were lightning fast and brutal.

RaynJason actually posted this graphic here to my wall  this time, Katherine – although I once posted it to my wall, a while back. And, the meme is a reference to the treatment of Jewish people by the Nazi party, under Hitler. It is an attempt to remind its audience that the Holocaust didn’t start with gas chambers, but with Hitler’s scapegoating minority groups (most especially Jewish people) for the complex problems Germany was facing. Germany’s problems, themselves, absolutely began even before Hitler’s rise to power, but that is of little consequence to the theme of the meme, which is to reveal the basic dynamics of demagoguery as a route to mass murder. Historically, demagogues typically seize upon any number of serious problems their nation is facing to begin their tyrannical, and often murderous, rises to power.

Also, from almost the moment Hitler became Chancellor of the National Socialist Workers Party, in January of 1933, he began to enact antisemitism as a matter of State policy – transforming the country into “Nazi Germany” (or the “Greater German Reich”). From the Reichstag fire in February of 1933, to the “Enabling Act” of March 1933, the groundwork was laid for the enacting of Germany’s April 1933 racial hygiene laws, and at the same time, the laws against non-Aryan civil service. These major foundations were established a full year before Hindenburg died. Feel free to “go a little deeper,” yourself, and read about the sequence of events here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kristallnacht#Early_Nazi_persecutions

You can claim the German citizens to be “very broke people who had no idea what would happen or what was happening half the time,” and sympathize with them as “intimidated” victims of the State, but you should also understand that Hitler actually committed none of the State’s 12 million murders himself, and his cabinet and officers did very little of the killing, either. It was an entire country of military draftees, mostly men, who were “following orders” that did so. And, they ALL share in the responsibility of the crimes of the State. You can rest assured that during the Nuremberg Trials against the crimes of the Nazi party, all attempts of soldiers, and even Nazi party officers, to shift blame onto their superiors, and onto Hitler, were fully rejected by the entire international community as a legitimate form of defense. Then, truly recognize that these soldiers, whether “intimidated” or otherwise, actually had superior numbers, and being armed by the State, itself, could have easily risen up against the Nazi party, but instead, remained either nationalistic, and apathetic to detractors and outsiders, in their subservience to a “greater cause.” In taking this role, those who participated in the crimes of the State felt no morally responsible for their actions, enabling them to shift the blame onto those giving the criminal orders.

Herman Goering at the Nuremberg Trials, famously said, “Why, of course, the people don’t want war. Why would some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best that he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece. Naturally, the common people don’t want war; neither in Russia nor in England nor in America, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.”

To answer your question, “if u by merely speaking out against government would land u in prison and ur family killed, what would u do?” Man… you really don’t know or understand me, whatsoever. You want to get me put on a list, or something? LOL! 🙂 Fine. I have no fear of it, and will reveal my plan. Here’s what I would do. I would write down all of my protests against government, then publish them on a website (hint, hint… 😉 ), or I’d post them, in print, and distribute them among my friends, and any interested parties, if the first option wasn’t available. I’d also speak about my grievances often, to any who bring up the topic. Then, I’d sit in my home, armed and ready, just waiting for the jack-booted criminals to dare come falsely imprison me, or take my family hostage. BOOM! Instant martyrdom! My family and I get to go to our eternal home with our souls still intact, completely secure in the knowledge that we were not captured by savages, who would likely torture us, abuse us, brainwash my child, or force us all to commit egregious crimes against other human beings, to “save” what would become very miserable “lives.” The soul, and the peaceful free-will that defines it, is priceless, while the body is just its vessel. My soul, the souls of my family members, and all souls, in general, are bound by this equation. Best believe that I would not give up my free-will guided soul for a body that I no longer even have sovereignty over. That is not “life,” nor is that “living,” so I would save literally NOTHING, and lose almost EVERYTHING, in making such a deal! It’s a slave’s bargain, and I would never consent to such a pathetic arrangement! My huband can attest to this truth about me, easily, and I can even tag some a family member, and a friend to verify my long-standing views, if you’re not convinced. Previously, in March of 2009, when I was abducted and falsely imprisoned by State criminals for possessing a non-toxic plant, I immediately began a hunger strike, with no plans to desist. My family manged to have me released just three days later, but if I had remained in a cage, I would have been perfectly content to die, knowing I was innocent, and that my kidnappers were merely criminals, with no real power over me. I know my Father, and where I came from, so death has no sting, for me.

I know. I know. Not everyone has my convictions to resist Nazi-like tyranny. So, take the example of Denmark, and learn the intriguing lesson of how they cleverly fought Nazi terror…

Disobedience and Super-Obedience are Two Major Weapons in the War Against Injustice:
http://acidrayn.com/2016/08/10/disobedience-and-super-obedience-are-two-major-weapons-in-the-war-against-injustice/

The Germans could have done this sort of thing, even, too… But, they chose intolerance and apathy towards minority groups, along with obedience to the State, as the ultimate Authority. (Click Here to Continue Reading This Post)

Debating Why “Jane Doe” Dropped Her Civil Rape Suit Against Trump

The following debate originally took place on my Facebook wall, upon my post, “‘Jane Doe’ Suddenly Drops Civil Rape Suit Against Donald Trump“…

2016 Presidential Candidate, Donald Trump

2016 Presidential Candidate, Donald Trump

Rayn: Extortion bluff called? Generous out of court settlement? Hmmm…
Who can say, in these strange times? The world can only guess!

Woman Who Accused Donald Trump of Raping Her at 13 Drops Lawsuit:
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/04/donald-trump-teenage-rape-accusations-lawsuit-dropped

Sam B.: She was receiving death threats.

Rayn: Strange… The article states only that “Jane Doe” cancelled her planned media event to go public due to “threats” of some kind – without any mention of them specifically being of the “death” variety, and, therefore, vastly opening the range of meanings that can be inferred from the word. Since she responded to this by withholding her identity, it is highly unlikely that those making “threats” against her were actually aware of her identity, in the first place. Hence, those making “threats” were probably completely unaffiliated individuals, with no real stake in the lawsuit, unknown to all three parties in the case (Epstein, Trump, Doe), and likely making “threats” indirectly towards her, online.

Trump Accuser Cancels Public Event:
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/02/donald-trump-rape-lawsuit-13-year-old-cancels-public-event

Meanwhile, “Jane Doe” filed a one-page “voluntary dismissal” to end the lawsuit:
http://www.politico.com/f/?id=00000158-318d-d416-abfe-bbdf51aa0001

So, if “Jane Doe” was receiving *death* threats online, or more especially, directly at her home, though her phone, or her email, etc. before even revealing her identity, both would be a very serious matter, and would enter the jurisdiction of the FBI, whether the case is criminal, or even civil. And, if “Jane Doe” dropped her case, specifically due to the receipt of direct death threats, then she made a very legally-unwise decision to drop the case, let alone to omit this reason in her dismissal. For one, she technically filed a false report with the court. And more importantly, in filing a falsely-motivated dismissal with the court, she has compromised her ability to enter into any form of witness-victim protection program, if available, and to pursue criminal charges against those threatening her. Last, but, not least, she would be negotiating with criminals, who generally represent a dangerous and untrustworthy group, and could still easily follow through on their threats against her, regardless of her attempts to placate them.

Debating About the FBI’s Review of 650,000 Weiner Laptop Emails

The following debate originally took place on my Facebook wall, upon my post, “Super-Human FBI Manages to Review 650,000 Weiner Laptop Emails in a Mere 691,200 Seconds!“…

FBI Director James Comey and 2016 Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton

FBI Director James Comey and 2016 Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton

RaynFBI Clears Clinton — Again:
http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/06/politics/comey-tells-congress-fbi-has-not-changed-conclusions/index.html

As a Twitter post I read earlier today noted: “the FBI had 8 days to review 650,000 emails on Weiner’s laptop. There are 691,200 seconds in 8 days.”

Wow! That’s some astonishing detective work! Great job! 😉

Teddy C.: They had computer programs in place to review the emails, flag the duplicates from the previous investigation, flag the personal conversations, and drill down to the actual new content that needed review. No matter what the context is, this amount of data wouldn’t be processed without some sort of automation in place.

Micah W.: Exactly. Not all 650,000 of those were to or from Hillary. In fact, what I read was that fewer than 1,000 were. The 650,000 line was picked up by a media eager to make this a horse race of an election. More money in it for them that way.

Rayn: On November 3rd, CNN reported that the FBI found “emails related to Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state on [Weiner’s] laptop,” and noted that the emails “are n̲o̲t̲ ̲d̲u̲p̲l̲i̲c̲a̲t̲e̲s̲ of emails found on Secretary Clinton’s private server.”

FBI Finds Emails Related to Clinton’s State Department Tenure:
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/fbi-finds-emails-related-to-hillary-clintons-state-department-tenure/

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Meanwhile, both the first and second FBI investigation of Clinton actually relate to emails sent through Clinton’s private server, and use of unsecured emails to send and receive secured information. This, of course, includes emails sent by members of her staff, such as Weiner’s estranged wife, Huma Abedin. You can see examples of this for yourself within this New York Times article, relating to the last batch of 30,000 Clinton emails released by the FBI. Note the name of the sender within the two featured emails pictured in the article. It is none other than Huma Abedin:

Last Batch of Hillary Clinton’s Emails Is Released:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/01/us/politics/last-batch-of-hillary-clintons-emails-is-released.html

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With this in mind, recognize the fact that the New York Time reported that “a senior law enforcement official said that tens of thousands of emails belonging to Ms. Abedin were on Mr. Weiner’s laptop.”

Emails in Anthony Weiner Inquiry Jolt Hillary Clinton’s Campaign:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/29/us/politics/fbi-hillary-clinton-email.html

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Now, factor in the reality that during the last Clinton investigation, the FBI took almost an entire year to investigate approximately 30,000+ emails handed over by Clinton:

What We Know About the Investigation Into Hillary Clinton’s Private Email Server:
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/05/27/us/politics/what-we-know-about-hillary-clintons-private-email-server.html

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Finally, understand that relying solely on computer algorithms to process the 650,000 emails in Weiner’s laptop, instead of using actual investigators, does not qualify as a legitimate investigation practice, considering the fact that pseudonym emails addresses were discovered as being used during the last investigation…

Obama Used a Pseudonym When Emailing Hillary Clinton While She Was at the US State Department:
http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-used-a-pseudonym-while-emailing-hillary-clinton-while-she-was-at-the-us-state-department-2016-9

(By the way, as just a point of interest, the FBI has not actually made any statement about what method they used to sort through the 650,000 emails on Weiner’s laptop. As the article below states, “The FBI declined WIRED’s request for more information about how it performed its week-long search.”

https://www.wired.com/2016/11/yes-donald-trump-fbi-can-vet-650000-emails-eight-days/ ) (Click Here to Continue Reading This Post)

The Prejudice and Elitism of the Left is Showing

The following debate originally took place upon the Facebook wall of my friend, Daniel Sv…

(replies from all third parties have been omitted for clarity)

Russian President, Vladimir Putin, and American actor, Steven Seagal

Russian President, Vladimir Putin, and American actor, Steven Seagal

Daniel Sv.: US Actor Steven Seagal Given Russian Citizenship by Putin:
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37858513

Daniel F.: Maybe now he can move to Russia and raise the average IQ of both countries.

Rayn: Your prejudice and elitism are showing, Daniel F… Talk about “vile filth”…

Daniel Sv.: That word is up there with “basket of deplorables”. If one could only keep a track of it.

Daniel F.: They’ve earned that designation.

Some even seem to be proud of it. Not that it’s anything to be proud of

Debating Obama’s Role in Continuing Wars of Aggression and Crimes Against Humanity, at the Behest of His Bankster Overlords

The following debate originally took place upon my Facebook wall, after I posted artwork being shared by peace activist, Cindy Sheehan

Rayn:

"That face you get when someone says they are 'anti-war' but supports Obama"

“That face you get when
someone says they are
‘anti-war’ but
supports Obama”

Katherine C.: I don’t think it’s Obama…it’s just this country. How did we get out of the Depression?? WWII… It’s the way we do politics and it’s impossible for any president who gets into office to simply say, “ok, we’re shutting down all our army bases all over the world and bringing all our troops back from all over the world just like that”. Not saying I agree with our policies, but it’s also not that easy to undo over 60 years of war behavior.

Rayn: Well, think again, because Obama’s been the ruler of America for almost a decade, now, and has not only escalated all of Bush’s wars, he has continued to expand the U.S. military empire, too!

“It’s official, Obama takes a commanding lead in the countries bombed 7-4! [For]ward Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, and Syria”

“It’s official, Obama takes a commanding lead in the countries bombed 7-4! [For]ward Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, and soon Syria” (Artwork originally located here, upon the page, “Free Talk Live")

“It’s official, Obama takes a commanding lead in the countries bombed 7-4! [For]ward Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, and soon Syria”
(Artwork originally located here, upon the page, “Free Talk Live“)

Rayn: Jeb Bush Recommends Obama Give ‘Tip of the Hat’ to Brother on Foreign Policy:
http://thehill.com/video/campaign/231441–jeb-bush-recommends-obama-give-tip-of-the-hat-on-foreign-policy-to-brother-

Rayn: Under Obama, US military bases around the world CONTINUE to increase, without an end in sight…

Imperialism Obama Style: 800 Military Bases Around the World (July 2016 article):
http://www.alternet.org/world/imperialism-obama-style-800-military-bases-around-world

737 U.S. Military Bases = Global Empire (Feb. 2007 article):
http://www.alternet.org/story/47998

Rayn: Interesting you mention the Great Depression, because history has revealed that it was actually engineered by collusion between Banksters, Wall Street, and of course, the strong arm of the government…

The Great American Bubble Machine:
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-great-american-bubble-machine-20100405

Rayn: Here’s some of the inconvenient truths set out in the famous book, “Grapes of Wrath”…

“Grapes of Wrath,” Chapter 25, by John Steinback (1939):
http://genius.com/John-steinbeck-grapes-of-wrath-chapter-25-annotated

“The works of the roots of the vines, of the trees, must be destroyed to keep up the price, and this is the saddest, bitterest thing of all. Carloads of oranges dumped on the ground. The people came for miles to take the fruit, but this could not be. How would they buy oranges at twenty cents a dozen if they could drive out and pick them up? And men with hoses squirt kerosene on the oranges, and they are angry at the crime, angry at the people who have come to take the fruit. A million people hungry, needing the fruit—and kerosene sprayed over the golden mountains.

And the smell of rot fills the country.

Burn coffee for fuel in the ships. Burn corn to keep warm, it makes a hot fire. Dump potatoes in the rivers and place guards along the banks to keep the hungry people from fishing them out. Slaughter the pigs and bury them, and let the putrescence drip down into the earth.

There is a crime here that goes beyond denunciation. There is a sorrow here that weeping cannot symbolize. There is a failure here that topples all our success. The fertile earth, the straight tree rows, the sturdy trunks, and the ripe fruit. And children dying of pellagra must die because a profit cannot be taken from an orange. And coroners must fill in the certificate—died of malnutrition—because the food must rot, must be forced to rot.

The people come with nets to fish for potatoes in the river, and the guards hold them back; they come in rattling cars to get the dumped oranges, but the kerosene is sprayed. And they stand still and watch the potatoes float by, listen to the screaming pigs being killed in a ditch and covered with quick-lime, watch the mountains of oranges slop down to a putrefying ooze; and in the eyes of the people there is the failure; and in the eyes of the hungry there is a growing wrath. In the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy, growing heavy for the vintage.”

As stated by Wikipedia, “Steinbeck was known to have borrowed from field notes taken during 1938 by Farm Security Administration worker and author Sanora Babb. While Babb collected personal stories about the lives of the displaced migrants for a novel she was developing, her supervisor, Tom Collins, shared her reports with Steinbeck, then working at the San Francisco News.” (Click Here to Continue Reading This Post)