Merriam Webster dictionary defines “facilitator” as one that helps to bring about an outcome by providing indirect or unobtrusive assistance, guidance, or supervision.
History speaks for itself. Chamberlain neglected up-in-your-face reality and millions died due to his ignorance. FDR was “in love” with Stalin and gave him the Eastern Europe. He was totally responsible for a long and expensive “cold war” that could have been avoided which included the Korean and Vietnam wars where people died for no good reason.
Pay attention to the present administration. It will take us the FDR path.
The following is a piece of history of political misgivings. Let’s not repeat it.
Socialism Is Deadly
Socialism is not self-sustainable. It needs a leader to employ the power of the state to achieve its goals.
Soviet Union was established in 1922. It called itself Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. It added in short order Soviet Socialist Republics of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belorussia (now Belarus), Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kirgiziya (now Kyrgyzstan), Latvia, Lithuania, Moldavia (now Moldova), Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. They were all called “Socialist”.
Hitler raised to power by building the German Workers’ Party. The name was changed by Hitler to include the term National Socialist. Thus the full name was the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei or NSDAP) called for short, Nazi.
After the war, Soviet Union retained Eastern Europe and installed communist governments. They all became “Socialist”. Czech Socialist Republic, Socialist Republic of Romania and so on.
Socialism is defined (Merriam-Webster) as:
1 Any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods.
2 a. A system of society or group living in which there is no private property. b. A system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state.
3 A stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done.
Hitler was a socialist
By the autumn of 1937 Hitler had held three plebiscites. One asked vindication of his departure from the League of Nations, and he received a 92.3 per cent vote of confidence. The second sought acceptance of his combination of chancellorship and presidency after the death of Hindenburg; the affirmation vote was 88.3 per cent. The third followed the Rhineland crisis in March, 1936; the vote was 98 percent in support.
Hitler and his speeches
Hitler in his speeches, suggested to the German people first that they were sick, second that he alone could make them well.
His arguments were passionate:
“You are humiliated. You are degraded. Germany is a sick nation. Admit it. Concede the extent of your misery. You have been trying to persuade yourselves that you are content with this miserable republic.”
“Those who stabbed you in the back, the Jews and the Marxists, are ruling you today. They prevent you from recovering your self-respect. They are the spiritual death of your nation. And your own spiritual death too. For you are Germany. We are Germany. Be men! Out with the traitors, the Jews, the pacifists, the republicans….” And so on.
These speeches had an immense emotional effect. Women, especially, were overcome by them. If the audience was full of women, Hitler would shriek out, “You are mine, and I am yours, as long as I live!”
For the Germans, suppression of liberty was the price they were willing to pay for his leadership. Hitler was a socialist.
Hitler was in a mission
In a speech at Nuremberg in 1936, Hitler said, “If we could command the Urals (Russia Eastern Mountains) with their incalculable wealth of raw materials, and the limitless plains and fields of the Ukraine, the country (Germany) would swim in plenty.”
Hitler, in his speech at Nuremberg on September 9 said that Germany should no longer fear a blockade in the event of war. Acquisition of Czechoslovak industrial areas and consequent opening up to Germany of the grain of Hungary and the oil of Rumania would, indeed, make Germany very nearly self-sufficient.
Hitler openly stated in 1936 that he intended to attack Russia, annex Ukraine and eastern Russia up to Urals, and of course the Eastern Europe in between: Poland, Romania, Czechoslovakia and so on, for the benefit of German people.
Hitler promises – He broke them all
He promised to respect the Treaty of Locarno; and violated it. He promised not to fortify the Rhineland; and fortified it. He promised not to annex Austria; and annexed it. He promised not to invade Czechoslovakia; and invaded it.
Stalin perfected Socialism. It is called Communism.
Under communism, dictatorship of the Proletarian is the rule. Anyone who is against the rules established by the communist rulers, is an enemy of the state and must be liquidated. By 1938, Stalin was still busy exterminating state enemies, by now in the millions.
The Soviets, under Stalin’s chairmanship, even had a constitution. “The Constitution guarantees paid employment, leisure, and free education to all the inhabitants of the country.”
All governments rule by force. In Soviet Russia force is applied directly, and with social aims in view which are intended to benefit not only 165,000,000 Russians, but the whole human race. The end justifies the means, in the Soviet style. Stalin was perfectly frank about this. Lady Astor asked him, “How long are you going to go on killing people?” Stalin replied, “As long as it is necessary.”
Just like Hitler, Stalin had a similar, but somehow a different mission.
In 1938, Stalin was the leader of the Communist International, which had roots in ALL countries. He was confident, that the Communism will rule the world without any military intervention. Stalin had no reason to go to war. The only purpose of his army was to defend the new and young communist society he was building. In 1938 Stalin had no fighting army to speak of.
Roosevelt and Yalta Accord
Roosevelt was a socialist at heart. Had he had the power, he would have turned USA into a socialist country. Well, he couldn’t do it. USA is structured unlike any other country, so he failed, and it wasn’t for lack of trying.
The New Deal describes the program of US president Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1933 to 1939 of relief, recovery, and reform. These new policies aimed to solve the economic problems created by the depression of the 1930’s. When Roosevelt was nominated, he said, “I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the American people.”
The New Deal included federal action of unprecedented scope to stimulate industrial recovery, assist victims of the Depression, guarantee minimum living standards, and prevent future economic crises. Many economic, political, and social factors lead up to the New Deal. Staggering statistics, like a 25% unemployment rate, and the fact that 20% of NYC school children were under weight and malnourished, made it clear immediate action was necessary.
Roosevelt, promising to deliver The New Deal, sounds very much like Hitler and Stalin. “I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the American people.” The promise was well intended and certainly was sincere coming from Roosevelt. But so was Stalin and Hitler.
Roosevelt signs Yalta agreement
Roosevelt by signing the Yalta agreement with Stalin, did more damage to the world than the war itself.
By 1943, Roosevelt had come to the view that the independence of small states was an obstruction on the road to peace, and that the Great Powers had the right to impose governments on states without the consent of their populations. Roosevelt was entranced with a vision of a world peacefully directed by the U.S. and the Soviet Union.
The arrangements made in Yalta furthered the collaboration with Stalin, whose joint dismembering of Poland with Hitler started World War II in Europe. The war that Britain and France ostensibly entered to free the Poles ended with the West helping lock the shackles on Poland for decades, as well as on most of Eastern and Central Europe, and set the stage for China’s takeover by Mao.
It was Roosevelt himself who offered up eastern Poland at Yalta, the portion east of the so-called Curzon Line.
Stalin did not worry about breaking deals when it suited him. By late March of 1945, even FDR was forced to admit that the Soviets had no intention to allow free elections in Poland, saying: “We can’t do business with Stalin. He has broken every one of the promises he made at Yalta.” That wasn’t exactly so. Stalin often did just what the Big Three agreed upon, including dragooning legions of slave laborers as “reparations,” forcibly repatriating millions of refugees to the gulag and worse, uprooting millions of others from their homes.
And to add insult to the injury,
Washington and London kept fueling Stalin’s war machine even as it was enslaving much of Europe. “Soviet preponderance in Europe,” noted Churchill’s official biographer Martin Gilbert, did not stop more aid to Stalin, code-named Milepost, including a delivery agreed to on April 3, 1945–after FDR’s above comment. “Under this agreement, Russia was to receive, and did receive, more than a thousand fighter aircraft and 240,000 tons of aircraft fuel, as well as 24,000 tons of rubber from Britain, and more than three thousand aircraft, three thousand tanks, nine thousand jeeps, sixteen thousand weapons carriers and 41,436 trucks from the United States, as well as nearly two thousand million dollars worth of machinery and equipment.”
From there on: The Cold War, Vietnam, North Korea, Cuba and so on. The free world is still paying the price today.
From 1924 to 1936, John Gunther was assigned to the London bureau of the Chicago Daily News. Well known author of several “Inside” books. Inside Europe is the source for my information.
Inside Europe by John Gunther, 1938 edition.
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