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.
Interestingly, references to its name
have 'disappeared' from Wiki;
when the official name is given
it is followed with the explanation:
it was called the 'Antifascist protective rampart
by the East German government
in reference to the idea that
Berlin had not been completely de-nazified.
West Berlin was composed of three sectors -
French British and American. There was no 'German' sector -
rendering false the idea
that it was about not being 'de-nazified.'
The East German government was referring to the 'occupiers.'
My point exactly - the west as lead by America was/is fascist.
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 organised 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
greatly strenghtening the position,
of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
The 1954 Guatemalan coup
was a covert CIA operation
deposing the democratically elected President,
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 coups in Iranian and Guatemalan 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 Guatemalian 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 interestsof the bourgeoisie, i.e. bourgeois property"
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 assets
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.
Similarly, the administration
of President Jimmy Carter,
began covert funding of the Mujahideen in July 1979-
with the intention of drawing the Soviet military
into Afghanistan -
committing Crimes against Peace.
and Robert Gates, Director of the CIA,
published details of this covert funding
twenty years ago.
Carter's Crimes against Peace
are ignored by the International Criminal Court.
Dissonance experienced by Canadians
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 -
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.