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.

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,

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 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 interests

of 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.

Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carter's National Securty Advisor,

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.