are similar in tone, intent, and actual rhetorical style to the Nazis; I was early to the game in both pointing out the underlying "white supremacist" leanings of trump's "team" and suggesting it had much in common with other movements in the past, one of the most obvious ones being the rise of the NSDAP (the Nazi Party) in the 1920's in Weimar Germany
this didn't "go over" so well when I said it back in 2017; it is probably more "believable" now, though, 3.5 years later
although I am sure saying this out loud is not going to be a popular position to take
QaCON (my name for the movement, as it seems more descriptive of who they really "are") is both independent of, and directly tied to, the alt-right and "team trump"
and it is my belief that team trump (whether this is trump himself, or not) are using QaCON as a strategic tool for their own purposes; rather than Q being an expose of the "deep state", as the Qballs believe
it is, instead, an example of Weltanschauungskrieg ("world view warfare"), a concept developed by the Nazis as part of their propaganda campaigns, later assimilated by the Americans and championed by "Wild Bill" Donovan, former Director of OSS (Office of Strategic Services, and now known as the CIA) following World War II
and repackaged in the more familiar way of labeling it today as . . . "psychological warfare"
and, in my opinion, is strategically a part of a 21st Century implementation of "world view warfare"
some of this can be traced back to ultra conservative donors like the Koch Brothers or conservative ideologues wishing to eliminate government "oversight" so as to give businesses more power and create a business climate with fewer regulations (and, consequently, fewer protections for consumers)
Grover Norquist (founder and president of "Americans for Tax Reform", an organization that opposes all tax increases) famously stated, "I'm not in favor of abolishing the government. I just want to shrink it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub."
Norquist and the Koch Brothers (and others of a similar mindset) are a big part of "how we got here" and to understand where we are, it is important (I think) to understand those conservatives trying to remake American democratic institutions
and what they are trying to "achieve"
and a big part of that is simply protecting their wealth and influence and solidifying legal remedies to ensure that happens . . . translated: "I want to be able to get as rich as possible and I don't want anyone taking it from me once I do !!"
and, "I don't want anyone succeeding who doesn't look, talk, and act like me !!" -- ie, "whites only"
a 21st Century "Gilded Age"
Edith Wharton and Margaret Mitchell writing the screenplay, Scarlett O'Hara having tea with JP Morgan, elegant rich "white people" looking out at the world they control (by divine right) from their summer mansion in Newport or the veranda of their fine Antebellum home
a "perfect world"
but to get there, many of the things that (irony #alert) Made America Great are being tossed aside
and long-term growth subverted for short-term protectionism
and for those not already rich and with fewer viable avenues on which to walk to get there, RACISM is the sugar pill they're slinging to make the medicine all go down
and, to this end, a multitude of strategies, ads, campaigns etc etc etc
including QaCON -- the rich aren't the problem, it is the Socialists trying to make sure YOU have insurance and health care and a decent quality of life . . . they are "the enemies" !!!
because one day, you Billy Ray Joe Bob, will create something amazing and be rich as sin -- do you want some liberal fucker taking your money on that day, Billy Ray Joe Bob?
well, hell fire, no I do not
and thus, millions of people continually fucked by a system that gives, literally, zero fucks about their welfare, support the people who are fucking them over
and attack those trying to help them
because, one day, they'll be rich, too . . . wt actual fuck
in this blog, I want to examine some of the stylistic (and tactical) commonalities I see between QaCON and right wing thinkers in the United States (before Q) as well as the Nazis of the 1920's and 1930's, which culminated in World War II and the Holocaust
One of the ideas driving German military expansion was the concept of "Lebensraum" -- the belief that Germans needed space and as a "racially superior" country, were "entitled" to subjugate "lesser races" and expand their territory
this philosophy actually predated the Nazis and was a foundational element of Imperialistic plans for colonizing Africa in the late 19th and early 20th Century
to "justify" invading first Poland and then the rest of Europe, a "rationale" had to be created as to why this was "appropriate" and a scapegoat had to be found
the mythology of Aryan Supremacy was the story being sold to the masses to recruit them
in hopes the majority of Germans would see this act of aggression not as an illegal act of war but as a natural "next step" as part of a push to put the world back into its "proper order"
at the beginning of the 20th Century, German schools were considered some of the best in the world and the German populace one of the best educated people on the planet; twenty years ago this would have been said about the United States, too
but the Nazi plan for world domination meant they needed to subvert, somehow, the influence of "thinking Germans" and to that end created a madhouse pedagogical model pushing ideology and physical fitness as its primary goals
and a big part of Racial Science was an idea stolen from the United States, by way of England, called Eugenics -- basically the idea that "good breeding" (think race horse) would make a better world
and, to that "noble pursuit", eliminating the weak and genetically "inferior" was a desirable, and necessary, next step
this push towards "ideology first" within the educational system, with less attention being paid to the development of critical thinking, is happening once again, here (now) in the United States
same process now as then, same (basic) desired "end state", too
the Germans were also keen on finding any loose nuggets in either History or Archaeology to "confirm" their thinking that they were the "Chosen Race" and a big part of the Nazis strategy for winning the hearts and minds of the "volk" meant combing the globe looking for #proof of the Aryans having "been there first"
Fans of Indiana Jones will be familiar with this :)
and the 2nd Amendment peeps we see now carrying assault rifles and self-deputizing themselves are the 21st Century equivalent of something called the Freikorps (look it up); as always, what's old is Q again
a convenient scapegoat for the Nazis' racial prejudices, of course, were the Jews, just as (sadly) they are once again here in the United States and throughout the EU
the Germans were once one of the more liberal and inviting countries in the world in terms of openness and "assimilation" of their Jewish neighbors; there was a history (which led to many staying longer than was wise) of Germany being a "good place" for Jewish citizens
but the pogroms in Russia and Eastern Europe meant that many Jews in those countries were fleeing to the west and this led to a massive fear campaign directed against the Ostjuden (Jews from the East -- the Yiddish speaking population who were, typically, far less educated than their German brethren) showing up in Germany as part of this "refugee wave"
"Blood Libel" (the idea that Jews ritually murdered Christian children to steal their blood -- sound familiar?) was a very real (manufactured) fear for many people-- the demonizing of those not Aryan (ie not white) was pervasive in the Nazi appeal and a foundational element of their strategies in securing (and maintaining) political power
this is now Hillary and John Podesta eating babies in the basement of Comet Pizza; same basic mythology just with new street signs and a new score card
this Qshit is ALL recycled from the Nazis
creating scapegoats, trying to control the courts and the schools, selling a mythology of "us vs them", a hate burger with a side order of racism
new words, new technologies, but the same basic blueprint
the QaCONS are playing on fears they are, basically, making up and then driving that home so they can get "market share" of people's minds
the Nazis were in it for themselves and created a mythology they sold to the masses, many of whom "bought it" not realizing it was fake as fuck and all a con game straight off
how many millions of lives destroyed? this is going to happen with the Qrotics of today, too
QaCON is fake as fuck, too but many people are "true believers", their Qrosis full on consuming their lives, just as the Nazi "true believers" were 80 years ago in Germany
and the Qnuts' ultimate Fate will replicate their spiritual brethren from back then, too, one day (hopefully sooner than later)
another quick point: the "occult scene" in Central Europe at the time (and I have said this out loud a million times, too) was much like it is today; The "New Age" also "ain't new"
and just like (cough cough) "woke people" today say crazy right wing shit you could have never imagined, so (too) occultists and magickians of Germany in 1920 jumping on the Hitler bandwagon a hundred years ago
all this shit happened and we can't allow it to happen #again
in the most ironic closing possible "do the research"