Is this what is coming to ameriKa

or has it already arrived

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16 July 2019
In the Garden of Beasts: Killing the Unfortunate, the Mentally Ill, and the Other For the God of the Market

"The perpetrators were scholars, doctors, nurses, justice officials, the police and the health and workers’ administration.

The victims were poor, desperate, rebellious or in need of help. They came from psychiatric clinics and childrens hospitals, from old age homes and welfare institutions, from military hospitals and internment camps."

Commemorative Tablet at Tiergartenstraße 4, Berlin

“Evil when we are in its power is not felt as evil, but as a necessity, or even a duty. Sin is not a distance, it is a turning of our gaze in the wrong direction.

Human beings are so made that the ones who do the crushing feel nothing; it is the person crushed who feels what is happening. Unless one has placed oneself on the side of the oppressed, to feel with them, one cannot understand.

Power is as pitiless to the man who possesses it, or thinks he does, as it is to its victims; the latter it crushes, the former it intoxicates. The truth is, no one really possesses it."

Simone Weil

"As everything in what used to be called creation becomes a commodity, human beings begin to look at one another, and at themselves, in a funny way, and they see price tags. There was a time when people spoke, at least occasionally, of 'inherent worth'— if not of things, then at least of persons.

It is sometimes said that since everything is for sale under the rule of The Market, nothing is sacred. Does anyone doubt that if the True Cross were ever really discovered, it would eventually find its way to Sotheby's? The Market is not omnipotent— yet. But the process is under way and it is gaining momentum."

Harvey Cox, The Market as God

"The stronger must dominate and not mate with the weaker, which would signify the sacrifice of its own higher nature. Only the born weakling can look upon this principle as cruel, and if he does so it is merely because he is of a feebler nature and narrower mind; for if such a law did not direct the process of evolution then the higher development of organic life would not be conceivable at all.

The struggle for the daily livelihood leaves behind in the ruck everything that is weak or diseased or wavering; while the fight of the male to possess the female gives to the strongest the right, or at least, the possibility to propagate its kind. And this struggle is a means of furthering the health and powers of resistance in the species. Thus it is one of the causes underlying the process of development towards a higher quality of being.

Since the inferior always outnumber the superior, the former would always increase more rapidly if they possessed the same capacities for survival and for the procreation of their kind; and the final consequence would be that the best in quality would be forced to recede into the background. Therefore a corrective measure in favour of the better quality must intervene. Nature supplies this by establishing rigorous conditions of life to which the weaker will have to submit and will thereby be numerically restricted; but even that portion which survives cannot indiscriminately multiply, for here a new and rigorous selection takes place, according to strength and health."

Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf

"Those who are at present so eager to be reconciled with the world at any price must take care not to be reconciled with it under this particular aspect: as the nest of The Unspeakable. This is what too few are willing to see."

Thomas Merton

Most people are unaware or simply overlook the actions of the German government that began in 1939, in which the State, with the active cooperation of the medical and legal professions, began the systematic murder of people who were physically and mentally inferior, undesirable and a drain on resources better used by the superior ones, at least according to the harsh but necessary judgement of the State.

It was this decision, and its willing acceptance by the thought leaders and intellectuals of the day, along with the sociopaths of all classes, in defining who had the right to live based on their ability to serve the State according to its needs, that laid the groundwork for the death of compassion, and the murder of over ten million people.

Once the State has the power to say who is or is not a worthy human being, no one is safe.

We do not often hear about Aktion T4, the euthanasia program, because the weakest have little or no constituency, and are sometimes overlooked because others think that their own causes, or their own pain, is more significant.

It was the professional class, the doctors and the lawyers, who willingly sanctioned the murder of the innocents in Germany. And for that great crime against God and Man, which almost no one protested against, the country was brought low and laid to ruin.

It is a terrible trap to think that we today are so different, so exceptional, that we are not capable of permitting the same thing to happen all over again. After all, we are only doing what is necessary, what is required by The Market, backed up by made up statistics and clever propaganda designed to make the reasonably successful feel superior to the unfortunate.

And to make the unfortunate, the different, and the others appear to be vermin to be controlled and then exterminated, as an unjust economic drain on the nation.

They sanctify the rich, no matter how they made their fortunes, and demonize the unfornate, no matter what the cause of their poverty, which is the law of the god of the darkness of this world.

And this is how the madness begins.

In their desire to escape the pain and complexity of being human, men can make themselves into beasts, one step at a time. And then there is hell on earth.

"Aktion T4 was the name used after World War II for Germany's "Euthanasia programme" during which physicians killed thousands of people who were "judged incurably sick, by critical medical examination".

The programme officially ran from September 1939 until August 1941, but continued unofficially until the end of the Nazi regime in 1945.

During the official stage of Action T4, 70,273 people were killed, but the Nuremberg Trials found evidence that German and Austrian physicians continued the murder of patients after October 1941 and that about 275,000 people were killed under T4.

More recent research based on files recovered after 1990 gives a figure of at least 200,000 physically or mentally handicapped people killed by medication, starvation, or in the gas chambers between 1939 and 1945.

The name T4 was an abbreviation of "Tiergartenstraße 4", the address of a villa in the Berlin borough of Tiergarten which was the headquarters of the Gemeinnützige Stiftung für Heil- und Anstaltspflege, bearing the euphemistic name literally translating into English as Charitable Foundation for Curative and Institutional Care.

This body operated under the direction of Reichsleiter Philipp Bouhler, the head of Hitler's private chancellery, and Dr. Karl Brandt, Hitler's personal physician. This villa no longer exists, but a plaque set in the pavement on Tiergartenstraße marks its location."

"The inability to identify with others was unquestionably the most important psychological condition for the fact that something like Auschwitz could have occurred in the midst of more or less civilized and innocent people.

What is called 'fellow traveling' (collaboration) was primarily business interest: one pursues one’s own advantage before all else and, simply not to endanger oneself, does not talk too much. That is a general law of the status quo."

Theodor Adorno

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ggersh's picture

First came hate then came fascism or are do they come
together?

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/07/16/not-one-republican-votes-al...

Not One Republican Votes to Allow Debate on Resolution Condemning Trump's Racist Attacks

"House Democrats must stand together and listen to these new leaders in the party who are fighting for their communities by standing up to Trump's hate."

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Caitlin Johnstone

Anyone who's sure they know what humanity is and where we're headed is suffering from a psilocybin deficiency.

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@ggersh Certainly the democratic party is the more hypocritical of the two. Hell, when Obama was president he was the biggest racist on the planet, none of the dems protested that.

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ggersh's picture

@Big Al Empty suit is tRumpolini before tRumpolini

but you gotta admit the Rs have won the Civil War
although they lost most of the battles....

Empty Suit was nothing more than the house keeper

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Caitlin Johnstone

Anyone who's sure they know what humanity is and where we're headed is suffering from a psilocybin deficiency.

Big Al's picture

@ggersh including myself, have a different view of that particularly when it comes to these new "progressive" democratic politicians and who is behind them. Same thing only different.

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@Big Al

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Caitlin Johnstone

Anyone who's sure they know what humanity is and where we're headed is suffering from a psilocybin deficiency.

@Big Al
Racism is becoming socially acceptable with a significant portion of the population. There may be one party on issues surrounding the economic needs of the 1%, but Trump is opening a Pandora's Box of feelings that should be kept buried. A growing group of people are willing to be hurt as long as they are convinced that people of color will be hurt more.

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@FuturePassed They're the ones making it all about race, they have since they came in. All blustering about impeaching Trump when their boy Obama was just as bad if not worse and while their party leads the imperialist war wagon. Just because Trump is a racist asshole, which we knew before he was even elected, doesn't mean I'm going to give the wall street, imperialist and racist democratic party and their new dead end progressive, fake socialism bullshit any credit or take sides in it, which is exactly what the duopoly wants people to do, always has. They're all hypocrites. Meanwhile nothing gets done for the good of working class in this country and nothing gets done about the fact that we live in an oligarchy. It's all just theater for the masses.

I was thinking just today about the lesser evil thing and how the justice democrats have caused me to look at that differently than in the past, even more so I should say.

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@FuturePassed the identity politics of both policies is inherently racist and devisive. The strategy of dividing the proletariat to weaken it in the face of the capitalist oligarchs is old but still effective.

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And has been here all along. While "we" fight each other over scraps and some even seem to fervently wish for that civil war so they too can "lock and load" our owners laugh their collective asses off watching us blame each other and never them, the real enemy. As good an indicator/demonstration of Idiot America as any in my humble opinion.

But hey, I've always been an overly sensitive bleeding heart according to my very own ready to lock and load family so what could I possibly know. The market is God after all, I'm merely a heretic in the good old USA. If only I could find a way to go back where my kind came from, eh? If they'd take me I would leave today.

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@lizzyh7 @lizzyh7 cock and load type family, while still looking for
the airports to storm.

EDIT:joking

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Caitlin Johnstone

Anyone who's sure they know what humanity is and where we're headed is suffering from a psilocybin deficiency.

snoopydawg's picture

It is a terrible trap to think that we today are so different, so exceptional, that we are not capable of permitting the same thing to happen all over again. After all, we are only doing what is necessary, what is required by The Market, backed up by made up statistics and clever propaganda designed to make the reasonably successful feel superior to the unfortunate.

How many places are desperate people being persecuted by someone or some country that is stronger than they are? Yemen, Gaza, Nigeria and many other countries that I'm not aware of or remember the names of. Or countries that this happened between WWII and now. Hell we even trained some of the people who did awful things to people who weren't them.

"Never Again" was said in response to what happened to the Jews during WWII, but no one said not to the gays, the cripples or any of the other undesirables.

And it's not just open persecution of people that is happening. Millions of people in the good ole USA are without health insurance. 19 million children are food insecure. Hundreds of thousands of people are living on the streets and I'm not hearing anyone in congress saying a damn thing about it.

Then there's the police brutality where cops have been given a green light to kill people without consequences. I guess I could go on and on about how Never Again were just words.

Heh, count me in on being a bleeding heart humanist.

ggersh...the link goes to the home page and I can't find this article. Little help?
Never mind I found it..oops.

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America is a pathetic nation; a fascist state fueled by the greed, malice, and stupidity of her own people.
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ggersh's picture

@snoopydawg but as for everyone else, you're on your own.

"Never Again" was said in response to what happened to the Jews during WWII, but no one said not to the gays, the cripples or any of the other undesirables.

The present/future, won't be pretty

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Caitlin Johnstone

Anyone who's sure they know what humanity is and where we're headed is suffering from a psilocybin deficiency.

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@ggersh

First they hiked up the price of needed drugs like insulin and others that people depend on to live and now this. The class war is getting serious.

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@snoopydawg it's markets according to the neolibs
demand

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Caitlin Johnstone

Anyone who's sure they know what humanity is and where we're headed is suffering from a psilocybin deficiency.

mimi's picture

mind as something they would welcome and wait for. So, it's rolling in.
Thank you for this great essay.

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lotlizard's picture

People who lean the other way politically ask me why do I support abortion, saying abortion rationalizes the killing of helpless innocent humans too.

My blind friend confided that although she supports women’s right to control their own bodies, she can’t help asking herself what her mom might have done if she had known her daughter would turn out blind and had had the option of aborting her. Would she even be here?

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@lotlizard

People who lean the other way politically ask me why do I support abortion, saying abortion rationalizes the killing of helpless innocent humans too.

is that it's all they focus on. Just making sure that glob of cells gets born. But nothing about making sure that they have access to a decent quality of life after they are. Lots of people who are anti abortion are against any of their money helping to support them. It's all or nothing with them.

The heartbeat bills that have been cropping up everywhere are just stupid in my opinion. There is no way that if those cells are placed outside a body that they will survive because there is no circulatory system in place. No veins, valves or anything but cells generating some electrical impulses.

"If you can't support a kid on your own then don't have one." Hello? Anyone remember when they were younger that your hormones were on a constant drive to have sex? People who get married in their 20's are supposed to go without it until they can afford to have children? Or they say well they can use birth control but never think that it's not foolproof. Or that the low cost clinic just shut down because they ran out of funds. Then the parents can't afford to raise a kid.

I don't care for abortions one bit, but I believe that it's just none of my business what other women do with their bodies.

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@snoopydawg don't forget. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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This shit is bananas.

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@lotlizard I truly wish that my mother had known I was going to be deaf. I have no doubt she would have had an abortion if she had known. I would rather have never existed in the first place than to be unwanted by my mother just because I can't hear.

Now, I'm stuck in this life. I can't do anything to better my situation on my own. Instead of trying to help me adapt - by teaching me sign language, they just wanted to "fix" me with hearing aids and then cochlear implants. Then when they realized I don't want to be "fixed", I became worth no more than the crud you scrape off the bottom of your shoe - including to my own mother. It would have been cheaper and loads more helpful if they would have accepted my deafness and taught me sign language instead. Why couldn't they do both at least? Why didn't they give me something to fall back on when their technology failed to fix me? I believe my mother was part of the reason. She used to make fun of people that used sign language when I was little.

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@Jen I wish the best for you going forward.

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Caitlin Johnstone

Anyone who's sure they know what humanity is and where we're headed is suffering from a psilocybin deficiency.

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@Jen I'm so sorry. It's one thing when random strangers abuse you. It's so much worse when it's your own family doing it.

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This shit is bananas.

Alligator Ed's picture

And, we must face this: life is depressing if one looks slightly above the aspect of others. By looking above, we see more, though with less detail--but the broad view can help spread empathy in those with souls.

What is called 'fellow traveling' (collaboration) was primarily business interest: one pursues one’s own advantage before all else and, simply not to endanger oneself, does not talk too much. That is a general law of the status quo."

When medical science can accurately detect psychopaths with non-invasive technology--you will see that technology purchased by the elites, never to see the light of day again.

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@Alligator Ed to the down and outs, the poor, the poc, etc.etc.

When medical science can accurately detect psychopaths with non-invasive technology--you will see that technology purchased by the elites, never to see the light of day again.

algorithms for projecting where the next crime will be, especially
in cities where the ghetto's are alive, tRumpolini's buddy Theil and Palantir

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Caitlin Johnstone

Anyone who's sure they know what humanity is and where we're headed is suffering from a psilocybin deficiency.

is pure leftist propaganda designed to whip up even more hysteria and promote violence against others (particularly conservatives).

Did you see Ihlan Omar tonight? She couldn't even bring herself to condemn the violence wrought by the antifa guy near Seattle.

Is this what you want for the US?

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dfarrah

@dfarrah You should be ok.

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@on the cusp And alone here.

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@dfarrah Eugenics? Auschwitz? Please enlighten me.

Do you not see tRumpolini still caging children, sending
bombs to SA to bomb children in Yemen?

EOM

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Caitlin Johnstone

Anyone who's sure they know what humanity is and where we're headed is suffering from a psilocybin deficiency.

lotlizard's picture

that lower IQ people are out-reproducing higher IQ people, which will eventually cause society to devolve into the “idiocracy” of the title — is in line with a eugenics vs. dysgenics view of things.

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@lotlizard

It's been around ever since "IQ" became a thing (and almost immediately a commodity). But what "intelligence" is, and how to measure it (and by what standards - and whose standards) has never been as simple as it seems.

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There is no justice. There can be no peace.