In 1932, 32 people had died in election brawls, as then Chancellor of Germany, Franz von Papen continued the ongoing trend of ineffective government and leadership. Germans parliament, referred to as the Reichstag was weak and highly ineffective as well, and resulted in it’s total lack of effectiveness and functionality. At this time, Hitler ran against Hindenburg, and the election was so close that a run-off was deemed necessary. Hitler lost the run-off race, but gained in popularity, and the Nazis came to control more than one third of the parliament seats, which at the time was the majority. Hindenburg wasn’t a big fan of Hitlers, but had been advised by his colleagues that Hitler could be kept under control, so Hindenburg named Hitler chancellor, which was celebrated all across Germany. Von Poppen was deposed and then became vice chancellor.
Once Hitler gained this effective position of power, he tightened his grip and with the Nazi majority had a national state of emergency declared, at which time, Germany became a one party police state as all non-Nazis were forced out of office and individual freedoms were taken away. The government could now read the mail, tap phone lines, search homes, and other various rights violations without warrants. Opposing parties were banned, and the leaders of those parties were imprisoned.
We are currently undergoing similar circumstances here in America, and across the globe for that matter. Political unrest is rising all across the globe as years of poor planning and irresponsible spending and lack of regulations has put our entire planets economic, environmental, and social systems in jeopardy. The Tea Party comes into power with the promise of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets.
They state in their website that “Tea Party Patriots as an organization believes in the Fiscal Responsibility, Constitutionally Limited Government, and Free Markets. Tea Party Patriots, Inc. is a non-partisan grassroots organization of individuals united by our core values derived from the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States of America and the Bill Of Rights as explained in the Federalist Papers. We recognize and support the strength of grassroots organization powered by activism and civic responsibility at a local level. We hold that the United States is a republic conceived by its architects as a nation whose people were granted “unalienable rights” by our Creator. Chiefly among these are the rights to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” The Tea Party Patriots stand with our founders, as heirs to the republic, to claim our rights and duties which preserve their legacy and our own. We hold, as did the founders, that there exists an inherent benefit to our country when private property and prosperity are secured by natural law and the rights of the individual.”
I see this is reverting back to nationalism, as they did in Germany when Hitler and the Nazis rose to power. Our political process has been ground to a halt years ago, and has been ineffective for many years. The people are no longer heard. Nationalism and tea party types are coming of age. There are big verbal outrages and fights at nearly every political event nowadays. The argument of free markets alone must be questioned in its entirety, as this is not 1776, when our nation was founded. This is 2010, and we have global economies, and corporate greed, along with wall street, primarily dictate corporate responsibility, and social responsibility. Most corporations don’t want any regulations so they can continue to further rape and destroy our planet with toxic chemicals and pollution that well alter humanity and the planet for a very long time to come.
Therefore, lets not let history repeat itself. We need to keep calm heads and minds in our push forward. We do need change in government, and in policies, but not on the backs of those whom cannot defend themselves, which is what the tea party wants. They want to slash education spending, and health benefits to those whom cannot afford it to begin with, among other things. They also want to reduce our air pollution standards, and other controls so that companies can have free reign over polluting our homes, food, air, and water supplies. Left to our own devices, we will surely self destruct, as shown in past civilizations. We need to be aware of these subtle changes and not make mistakes like those who put Hitler in power back in 1932.
There is one more thing to consider here as well about the Tea Party. It just so happens that most of the agenda that the Tea Party has been ramming down the thoughts of unsuspecting citizens during their reign of power since 2010 have been written by corporations under the guise of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which have lawyers and corporations writing template laws that they hand down to their politicians to make into law. Some of these laws they are underwriting include the stripping away of environmental protections, workers rights, the destruction of unions, the illegal voter id laws, all to further the corporations agenda, whom have no boundaries or allegiances to anyone but themselves and maybe some shareholders. This wreaks of fascism, the merging of corporations and state. This from ALEC EXPOSED;
Through the corporate-funded American Legislative Exchange Council, global corporations and state politicians vote behind closed doors to try to rewrite state laws that govern your rights. These so-called “model bills” reach into almost every area of American life and often directly benefit huge corporations. In ALEC’s own words, corporations have “a VOICE and a VOTE” on specific changes to the law that are then proposed in your state. DO YOU?
This year in Wisconsin, Governor Scott Walker and his Republican allies pushed through a highly controversial bill disallowing collective bargaining rights for state unions, part of the ALEC agenda. Granted, state unions get way more benefits than anyone deserves, and need to be reigned in, but to hold an illegal vote, behind closed doors, come on man! Then in the following days, during the protests which followed that illegal vote, he proceeded to illegally lock people out of the state capitol, even after a judge ordered him to reopen it. This is what I am talking about here, and why we need to be very careful of who we put in power here. Next thing you know, we will be under martial law, and lose all our rights altogether! This is what we need to be cautious of, as the timing is right for another Hitler to take power, and ultimately, all our rights away altogether. They have been stripping the middle class for decades, and now maybe want to deliver the final blow? I can only speculate, but I urge us all to proceed forward with our precious votes with extreme caution, as I for one don’t want live under martial law and become a slave to my government, as I imagine most of you don’t want this either.