Dissonance in Paradise

The government of East Germany began construction of the Wall separating East and West Berlin on August 13, 1961. The government of East Germany named it the, anti-Fascist protective rampart, it was not named the, anti-Capitalist protective rampart.

What evidence was there in 1961 to support the East German government's contention that the west was fascist?

The Iranian coup d'état of 1953 was organized by MI6 and the CIA at the behest of Prime Minister Churchill and President Eisenhower. The coup replaced Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadeq, a democratically elected nationalist, with a pro-Western Prime Minister and it greatly strenghtened the position of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

The 1954 Guatemalan coup was a covert CIA operation that deposed the democratically elected President, Jacobo Árbenz, installing a military dictatorship which held power until 1996.

The Bay of Pigs Invasion in April 1961 was a CIA sponsored paramilitary invasion of Cuba. The invasion was thwarted by the Cuban military under the command of Fidel Castro.

The Iranian coup, the Guatemalan coup and the Bay of Pigs invasion involved the state apparatus in armed support of national and mulltinational corporate interests - this is fascism. Taken together with the many other interventions by the CIA in such countries as Chile, Nicarauga, Hondurus, the Philipines, to name but a few, justifies the view that the west is, in fact, fascist. Elections do not make a democracy - Stalinist Russia held elections.

The Iranian coup, the Guatemalan coup and the Bay of Pigs invasion are Crimes Against Peace, a war crime, the highest charge at the Nuremberg Tribunal.

The Soviet legal establishment considered the Nuremberg Tribunal a show trial. Believing international law a product of the liberal western bourgeoisie, "which protected the general and basic interests of the bourgeoisie, i.e. bourgeois property"

The delegates at the United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference of July 1943, known as Bretton Woods, passed the Norwegian delegation's resolution [p.7] for the liquidation of the Bank for International Settlements at the, "earliest possible moment," for the Bank's alleged involvement in transferring looted assests from occupied territories to the Third Reich. The resolution was held up, and continues to be, by the US State Department.

The BIS held no board mettings during the war. Thomas McKittrick, an American banker, was elected President and Chairman of the board of the BIS shortly before the outbreak of hostilities. McKittrick was responsible for the aid given the Third Reich by the BIS and rightly would have stood in the docket with the Nazis were it not for the US Department of State.

Deutsche Bank, since 1999 the largest bank in the world, was the Gestapo's bank. Deutsche Bank executives were protected from prosecution at Nuremberg by US military inteligence.

Similarly, the administration of President Jimmy Carter began covert funding of the Mujahideen in July of 1979 with the intention of drawing the Soviet military into Afghanistan - committing Crimes against Peace. Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carter's National Securty Advisor, and Robert Gates, Director of the CIA, published details of this covert funding almost 15 years ago. Carter's Crimes against Peace are ignored by the International Criminal Court.

The dissonance experienced by the people of Canada when confronted with the evidence that the west, as led by America, is fascist, is resolved by ignoring the evidence.

To acknowledge the evidence would mean acknowledging a contradiction so great as to render all conceptions of the 'rightness' of the west to be the product of massive propaganda from all aspects of society - media, government, academia, religious, military and corporate.

It would also mean we could no longer believe that Canadian Forces fought in World War Two for our freedom from fascism.

I have presented the truth as defined by the Buddha, seeing things as they really are, without attachment.

researched, written and edited by Guy Hawkins