CURBING YOUR OWN NATIONALISM
We study history in order to understand how humans have responded in the past to similar events and situations. As a society, we should have a compelling interest in making sure that people understand how government functions, within the context of our history.
But, at the same time, there are powerful commercial interests who see an informed citizenry as a direct threat to corporate power. These corporations would rather have a citizenry that is easily influenced to accept whatever message is given them by the corporate-controlled media. For this reason, they find the topics of the American Revolution and the Civil War to be particularly dangerous. The possibility that people might view government as an instrument of the public will, much less take up arms to oppose entrenched power, is a dangerous idea that must be squelched on all levels.
That is why people who understand history can cut beyond partisan dogma and controlled propaganda in order to see the ulterior purposes behind those who represent our government and their nefarious actions. Part of the dilemma for anyone who truly wants to understand these actions and re-actions is that ‘nothing they do’ within the circles of power and greed seems to make any logical sense. Thanks to highly controlled information many Americans are unaware of the criminal activity that is going on behind the scenes. Many who are aware are helpless to do anything about it.
On occasion, one finds a historical pattern that provides a paradigm useful for interpreting contemporary world events. One such paradigm is the almost eerie parallel between Germany’s history its progress from Nationalism to Fascism and ultimately Terror, and modern history repeating the same mistakes because of despotic leaders who take advantage of the good nature and patriotism of their constituents.
Nationalism is a product of our European lineage. However today, Nationalism and its definition becomes confusing and sometimes arrogant. Some people believe that nationalism is important to hang on to in the present because of the encroachment of the New World order and its fascist movements to eliminate the individual sovereign.
Historically nationalism’s definition varied over time and place, and its articulation had much to do with specific historical circumstances. As a result, two highly opposing forms of nationalism eventually emerged: the one, rooted in the Enlightenment, basically aligned with liberal and “rationalist” thinking; the other, came to embody everything primordial: race, “blood,” language, culture, and religion.
Consider, for example, the different sorts of nationalisms espoused by France and Germany. In France, nationalism was connected with concepts of individual liberty, rational cosmopolitanism, and citizenship. Germany’s later nationalism was built almost purely on a sentimental regard for the supposedly heroic past and the mystic blood-ties of the volk.
Thus nations like Germany put more emphasis on the volk than on the citizen, and on the geist, the unique, defining “spirit” of the people, than on civil rights or political structures.
The concept of a nation being “One” with a dictated cause from the Statist government was easy for the Germans at the time because when threatened, a people often find solace by withdrawing into solidarity with others who share a same common background racially, linguistically, culturally, theologically, and historically while viewing all who do not share in these common primordial bonds as the dreaded “Others.”
Those who wield power are aware of how patriotism and nationalism can drive a people into pressuring others into participating in what the Nazi’s called “blutkitt” or “blood cement.”
What is “blood cement?” It is the ritual bonding that happens in nationalism where leaders take part in atrocities and they claim that it is being done for divine mandate. It is either claimed to be ordered by god, or by the very spirit of the people for their own good. If everyone can agree that committing atrocities against a chosen scapegoat are necessary, then we all share the same blame if it is found to be evil.
In similar fashion, the leader of a gang involves all of the gang members in a crime. This way they will not question him or betray him in order to save their own skins. Hitler had the same philosophy. His killing of six million Jews was blood cement. In essence all German who were nationalist loyalists had the same blood on their hands as their Fuehrer.
The United States of America we live in now is in reality an illusion that is fortified with anthem singing, flag waving, and god fearing. The people we have elected to congress and to the executive branch hope that you never find out the truth. They are dependent that you never really learn and understand all of the laws and regulations so that they can have an advantage over you when it comes time for them take away your civil liberties arrest you or take away your property.
They use the idea of freedom, a myth perpetuated by the powers-that-be in order to avoid any major civil unrest, and to keep us all living under the thumb of the intelligence branch and the Military Industrial Complex. These operations have deep pockets and use propaganda, to keep us held within the illusions that have been created for us.
The truth of the matter is this: what freedom has not been stolen from us, we have surrendered willingly through our silence and ignorance. As Americans, most of us have no idea how our freedoms are maintained or lost. Many are unaware of how the country operates. They think they do and it is too bad that most of us do not have the time or the energy to understand fully the machinations of fascist unethical corporate knowledge.
In the same sense radical Islam is not truly practicing Islamic religious action. Their radicalization comes from the blending of blood cement and a nationalistic myth that they have fallen from once proud heights. In the same way the Nazis saw the “Blood and soil” of the volk to be defended, many disenfranchised Muslims have found the answer to what is missing in their lives with a highly charged nationalist and radicalized Islam. In their frantic search for identity and cohesion through the world wide infidel, many Muslims find in Islamic fundamentalism the logical conclusion of nationalism, for it provides a divinely sanctioned identity and a war commanded by God Himself.
It makes the cause bigger than the individual; it glamorizes a mythical religious “glory days” that nationalist zealots drink up.
When we are told ISIS is not Islamic or Muslim, the truth is only half right. It should be said that ISIS is a zealot cult that has tapped into the erroneous idea that God is commanding them to kill in order to cement Islamic fundamentalism into the historic record.
The idea of making your patriotism a religious experience is how we can define the nationalism today and it is breeding ugly agents that wish to be martyrs in the name of God.
Even though Islam is a religion, the historic rise of Islamic fundamentalism betrays its dying reputation as the religion of peace. Even though logically we can say that not all Muslims wish to kill Jews, or Americans, the nationalist zeal within the fundamentalist Islam is destroying the religion. Out of an already divided religion and with the power of disaffected nationalism, Islamic fundamentalism was born.
In similar fashion German patriotism was replaced by nationalist socialism. Nazis went from being a political movement, to the state religion. Making your government or political party appear to be a divinely inspired movement gives it more legitimacy in some people’s minds. Who is going to question the murder of innocent Christians or Jews if God is at the heart of it, and who is going to not participate in the culling of billions of Muslims if we are told by our government that God wills it so?
As we see with the division that is had in America today, it is not hard to understand that through a disaffected nationalism the powerful officials can breed a new warlike American that trusts no one.
You see, the Constitution of the republic is supposed to give us our so called freedoms. Unfortunately, it is representative of a form of government which seemingly no longer exists in this country today. The Constitution has been replaced and the Republic shoved aside and replaced with a corporate democracy similar to what appears to be the fascism of Mussolini, and the so called improved Communism of China.
The New World Order is supposed to bring us into the new dawn or new age of enlightenment. It promises to be the Golden Age.
This New World Order is not some prophetically speculative or futuristic fairy tale, but a real world reality. It is not some “wacko conspiracy theory” advanced by the fringe of society like the powers that be would have us believe. It is now a blatant and fully reported because we the people demanded “change.”
As I had said before, this is a New Dawn and what it entails is a projection of what each individual thinks they will be rewarded. The slave has been told he will be rewarded for his servitude and his nationalist zeal.
It is the same bill of goods that Hitler sold to the Germans, it is the same line that ISIS is giving Islam, and it will be the same philosophy that will be preached from every platform as Europe is frantically finding ways to eliminate the problem of Islamic immigration.
This “New Dawn” has been a long time in the making, its pieces fitting into place from divergent realms and different players. Gears and levers of history have been moved and adjusted, and a large-scale game of Cognitive dissonance has been played.
It is a game that utilizes real nightmare scenarios using real currency and real assets shifting hands — a game with very real winners and losers. It has now arrived and many people will be psychologically bruised as the “change” does not fit their expectations.
The end game has begun and there is no way to stop it. We just have to prepare for what is to come in this so called New Dawn. There will be many people that will demand that you neglect your morality for the new murderous and intolerant nationalism. There will be the same old mandate that there are people on this planet that deserve to die, that deserve to be pushed into an area where they share the same living conditions as dogs.
The collective will eventually eliminate the sovereign and the zealots will be used to cleanse and sift the human material, as Hitler made clear in his book Mein Kampf:
Every movement will first have to sift the human material it wins into two large groups: supporters and members. The function of propaganda is to attract supporters, the function of organization to win members. A supporter of a movement is one who declares himself to be in agreement with its aims, a member is one who fights for them. The supporter is made amenable to the movement by propaganda. The member is induced by the organization to participate personally in the recruiting of new supporters, from whom in turn members can be developed. Since being a supporter requires only a passive recognition of an idea, while membership demands active advocacy and defense, to ten supporters there will at most be one or two members.
Being a supporter is rooted only in understanding, membership in the courage personally to advocate and disseminate what has been understood. Understanding in its passive form corresponds to the majority of mankind which is lazy and cowardly. Membership requires an activistic frame of mind and thus corresponds only to the minority of men.
Propaganda will consequently have to see that an idea wins supporters, while the organization must take the greatest care only to make the most valuable elements among the supporters into members. Propaganda does not, therefore, need to rack its brains with regard to the importance of every individual instructed by it, with regard to his agility, capacity, and understanding, or character, while the organization must carefully gather from the mass of these elements those which really make possible the victory of the movement. — Adolph Hitler
The world government that has no regard for sovereignty. This world government will be a new and improved state socialism and will hold its citizenry hostage and continue to use legalese to keep them lost in a corrupt system. We don’t have to go in this direction. But it is the direction that the powerful elite want to see materialize.
I must conclude by saying any symbolic defiance will be met with a strong response. This is something that is undeniable. The way to change the world is from within. The elite have learned this and that is why through gradualist means they have accomplished their silent revolution.
Your silent revolution should start in your heart and mind.
Your defiance is your own sense of being. Your strategy is to be prepared to act, and live according to the dictates of your own conscience.