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    Bush, Hitler & God
    Gott mit uns: On Bush and Hitler's Rhetoric
    By Bob Fitrakis
    Editor of the Free Press
    9-4-4

    President Bush told Texas evangelist James Robinson that "I feel like God wants me to run for President. I can't explain it, but I sense my country is going to need me. Something is going to happen . . . I know it won't be easy on me or my family, but God wants me to do it."

    With 49.3% of New York City residents in a recent Zogby poll believing that some people in our government knew of the 911 attack in advance and allowed it to happen, the President as right-wing evangelical prophet is under siege in his Madison Square Garden bunker. Convention watchers should take careful note of the theocratic nationalist rhetoric at the Republican convention this week.

    When was the last time a Western nation had a leader so obsessed with God and claiming God was on our side?

    If you answered Adolph Hitler and Nazi Germany, you're correct. Nothing can be more misleading than to categorize Hitler as a barbaric pagan or Godless totalitarian, like Stalin.

    Both Bush and Hitler believe that they were chosen by God to lead their nations. With Hitler boldly proclaiming, before launching his doctrine of preventive war against all of Europe, that "I would like to thank Providence and the Almighty for choosing me of all people to be allowed to wage this battle for Germany."

    "I follow the path assigned to me by Providence with the instinctive sureness of a sleepwalker," Hitler said.

    Hitler stated in February 1940, "But there is something else I believe, and that is that there is a God. . . . And this God again has blessed our efforts during the past 13 years." After the Iraqi invasion, Bush announced, "God told me to strike at al Qaeda and I struck them, and then he instructed me to strike at Saddam, which I did . . . ." Neither the similarity between Hitler and Bush's religious rhetoric nor the fact that the current President's grandfather was called "Hitler's Angel" by the New York Tribune for his financing of the Fuher's rise to power is lost on Europeans.

    Pat Robertson called Bush "a prophet" and Ralph Reed claimed, after the 9/11 attack, God picked the President because "he knew George Bush had the ability to lead in this compelling way." Hitler told the German people in March 1936, "Providence withdrew its protection and our people fell, fell as scarcely any other people heretofore. In this deep misery we again learn to pray. . . . The mercy of the Lord slowly returns to us again. And in this hour we sink to our knees and beseech our almighty God that he may bless us, that He may give us the strength to carry on the struggle for the freedom, the future, the honor, and the peace of our people. So help us God."

    At the beginning of Hitler's crusade on April 12, 1922, he spelled out his version of the warmongering Jesus: "My feeling as a Christian points me to my Lord and Savior as a fighter." Randall Balmer in The Nation, noted that "Bush's God is the eye-for-an-eye God of the Hebrew prophets and the Book of Revelation, the God of vengeance and retribution."

    As Bush has invoked the cross of Jesus to simultaneously attack the Islamic and Arab world, Hitler also saw the value of exalting the cross while waging endless war: "To be sure, our Christian Cross should be the most exalted symbol of the struggle against the Jewish-Marxist-Bolshevik spirit."

    Like Bush-ites, Hitler was fond of invoking the Ten Commandments as the foundation of Nazi Germany: "The Ten Commandments are a code of living to which there's no refutation. These precepts correspond to irrefragable needs of the human soul."

    But if you ever wondered where Bush got his idea for so-called "faith-based initiatives" you need only consult Hitler's January 30, 1939 speech to the Reichstag. The Fuhrer begins, "Amongst the accusations which are directed against Germany in the so-called democracy is the charge that the National Socialist State is hostile to religion."

    Hitler goes on to document how much "public monies derived from taxation through the organs of the State have been placed at the disposal of both churches [Protestant and Catholic]." Hitler gave nearly 1.8 billion Reichsmarks between 1933-1938 directly to the Christian churches. In 1938 alone, he bragged that the Nazis gave half a billion Reichsmarks from the national government and an additional 92 million Reichsmarks from the Nazi-controlled German states and parish associations.

    Hitler made the intent of his faith-based initiative clear when he noted, "With a tenth of our budget for religion, we would thus have a Church devoted to the State and of unshakable loyalty. . . . the little sects, which receive only a few hundred thousand marks, are devoted to us body and soul."

    Bush's assertion that "I trust God speaks through me. Without that, I couldn't do my job" brings to mind God as a dull-witted, cognitively-impaired nationalist unable to utter a simple declarative sentence who spends his time preaching "blessed are the warmongers and profit-makers."


    Bob Fitrakis is the Editor of the Free Press (freepress.org), a political science professor, attorney and co-author with Harvey Wasserman of George W. Bush vs. the Superpower of Peace.

    http://www.freepress.org/columns/display/3/2004/942



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    Medication Time.

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    This Fruit Cakes other works.

    Bob Fitrakis

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    September 1, 2004

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    August 29, 2004

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    "Again, why George W. Bush must be tried as a war criminal"
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    You do not understand President Bush and his intentions.
    NOR do you understand God.

    Go to church and pray he reveals his purpose for your life....
    Those who dance, appear insane to those who do not hear the music.
    Those who believe, appear ignorant to those who do not know God.

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    Originally posted by cehs
    royc

    You do not understand President Bush and his intentions.
    NOR do you understand God.

    Go to church and pray he reveals his purpose for your life....
    These are the same nut cases that will tell you that Muslim terrorist that took that school in Russia and got those kids killed are just misunderstood. I have little use for these people. They are a waste of good air and a example of what is wrong with America.

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    good post roy.

    It is disturbing how brainwashed these people are.
    aside from being the majority on this website ,hopefully the country isn't as filled with these wacko's.

    but there sure are a lot of them.
    hopefully they wake up before they do too much damage to this country and to the world.




    james,no one is sticking up for the terrorists.
    where did you get that from?
    are you dislexic?or is there some other reason you spew hyperbole? do you have turret's syndrome?
    do you need help?has anyone come to change your diapers yet today?

    maybe you are spending too much time raping puppies.and licking bungholes.

    over 16,000 posts....get a life.
    zip your pants and put the keyboard down.and step away from the donkey.

    never trust a sexually frustrated porn addicted fruitcake with compensation issues and a republican agenda.

    [Edited by remember on 09-05-2004 at 11:00 AM]

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    And another one.

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    Originally posted by remember


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    maybe you are spending too much time raping puppies.and licking bungholes.

    over 16,000 posts....get a life.
    zip your pants and put the keyboard down.and step away from the donkey.

    never trust a sexually frustrated porn addicted fruitcake with compensation issues and a republican agenda.

    [Edited by remember on 09-05-2004 at 11:00 AM]
    Boy, you sure have a fixation with compensation issues.....

    I've only looked at 3 of your posts and TWO of 'em brought up compensation....

    ANYHOW, getting back to the topic at hand, rather than the size of James' tallywhacker, assuming it ISN'T actually in his hand ....

    Fitrakis' record of publication make it very clear that he is writing with an agenda, and unlikely to be viewing both sides of the issue objectively. I really hope this came from the opinion section, rather than the news section.

    The Free Press ain't what you'd call an objective rag, anyhow.

    Eric K

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    Sorry, just clicked the link - I had assumed it was the DETROIT Free Press....

    Yes....MM HMMM this one is MUCH more objective. I take it all back.

    Eric K

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    isn't every talk show host "suppossed" to get people going about something, anything, if not who would listen to them. Don't you think that their team of researchers is looking for that little gem that will incite, rep. or dem? Talk to someone of the opposite side about each other talk shows and watch the sparks fly. This is the purpose of those shows.
    there but for the grace of god, go all of us

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