May 19, 2009
In October 1939, Nazi Leader Adolf Hitler issued an order, written in his own hand, ordering the extermination of those who were considered “unworthy of life.” The order, entitled “The Destruction of Lives Unworthy of Life,” stated that patients “considered incurable according to the best available human judgment of their state of health, be accorded a mercy death.”
Hitler’s murder spree started with the mentally ill, the terminally ill, invalids, and the disabled, and eventually spread to millions of Jews, Gypsies, and other “undesirables”—worked to death or exterminated in concentration camps.
This monstrous program was initially sold as an economic measure: “The economic burden represented by people suffering from hereditary diseases is a danger for the State and society,” Nazi Dr. Gerhard Wagner said at the Nazi party congress in 1934. The Nazis required all state institutions to report on patients who were chronically ill, and used those reports as the basis to decide which patients should be killed.
Today, the Obama Administration is beginning to descend down that same road, promising to make the “tough choices” to cut entitlement programs such as Medicare and Social Security to save money—at precisely the time in which an increasing number of Americans are forced to depend on them as the economy slides deeper into Depression. Obama is willing to spend trillions of dollars to bail out the financial markets, and pay for it by slashing programs which keep ordinary Americans alive.
Think we’re exaggerating? Take the case of a paper entitled “What Are the Potential Cost Savings from Legalizing Physician-Assisted Suicide?” It sounds like something that might have been written by Jeremy Bentham, or Aldous Huxley, or maybe Nazi doctor Karl Brandt, but it was actually co-authored in 1998 by “bio-ethicist” Ezekiel Emanuel, brother of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, a leading advisor to Obama’s budget director Peter Orszag, and a member of the 15-person Federal Coordinating Council on Comparative Effectiveness Research, the group which has been designated to prepare the list of which medical procedures will henceforth be permitted, and which will not. Emanuel’s co-author, Margaret Battin, has written other papers promoting suicide and selective refusal of medical treatment. The pair are really just echoing Karl Brandt’s defense of euthanasia at Nuremberg: “Death can mean deliverance. Death is life—just as much as birth. It was never meant to be murder.” But it was.
“The Hitler program has been revived by the Obama Administration,” warned Lyndon LaRouche. “This is straight Nazi stuff. It’s not a quibble; it’s not an interpretation. This is a direct copy of the philosophy of the Nazis. You cannot duck that issue. This is Nazi stuff, and it’s explicit. We know all this stuff from Hermann Goering and so forth in the 1920s, and after that with their international connections, like certain Wall Street firms. We have been warned, and we act accordingly. People who condone this are criminals, because they either knew, or should have known, what they are doing. They either knew, or should have known.”
“This is mass murder,” LaRouche said. “Obama has adopted Hitler’s program. There is no reason to hold one’s tongue. When the President of the United States has adopted Hitler’s program, that’s the time to unleash. This is exactly what I warned about on April 11th in my webcast. Obama has a Nero complex. Obama is the new Nero. This is exactly what is happening. This is Hitler’s policy now being echoed by Obama. Let’s not allow any compromise. You have to attack this directly. He has adopted Hitler’s genocidal health policy.”
Outlaw the HMOs
One instrumentality of this Nazi policy is the health insurance sector, led by the pharmaceutical companies and the Health Maintenance Organization companies. HMOs, which were started during the Nixon Administration, are the health-care equivalent of an Enron, a vehicle inserting a financial middleman between doctor and patient, for the purposes of jacking up the costs while reducing the quality of health-care delivered. The main role of the HMO sector is to break the control of doctors over health care, and transfer control to corporate cartels.
HMOs make their profits by siphoning off some of the cash flow intended for treatment of patients, and thus reducing the amount of money available for health care. The more they cut the care, the more left for them. But the money is only part of it. The real goal of this health system is to increase the death rate by depriving citizens of proper health care measures. Ultimately, the HMOs are part of the Anglo-Dutch financial empire’s genocide machine.
The first step in restoring proper health care in this nation is to repeal the law which allowed HMOs to be created. Only after that, can the solutions be implemented. “Don’t accept any discussion or dialogue on Social Security and such issues,” LaRouche advised. “First we have to reduce the costly mismanagement of health care by these insurance companies, by eliminating the HMOs. This will eliminate the biggest factor of waste in the health care system. The HMOs just took over and replaced Hill-Burton. There’s no way of compromising on that; you have to be absolutely ruthless. The HMO is a parasite; there’s no question about it. This is all criminal, and we have to deal with it as a crime.
“Either we get these guys out now, or there’s no chance: mass death occurs,” LaRouche continued. “That’s what happened with Hitler. There were Jewish communities that also said: ‘Look, don’t fight it; it will go away.’ It’s the same thing today.”
That view also applies to the menagerie of fascist “behavioral economists” surrounding Obama, LaRouche said. “These guys have to go. Because either these guys are going to go, or the President is going to go. And the President has to think through that choice, because the American people are not going to put up with this crap. These guys are going to find that the American people are going to say to the President: ‘You get rid of these guys, or we get rid of you.'”
This open push for Nazi-style fascism should not be a surprise, since the Nazis and the other fascist movements of the 1920s and 1930s were created by the financiers of the Anglo-Dutch Liberal empire for the express purpose of breaking the power of the nation-states, and taking the world back to a modernized variation of medieval feudalism. Though the fascist movements suffered defeat in World War II (thanks largely to FDR and America’s industrial might), the financier interests behind Hitler and Mussolini remain, and, as the current bailout travesty shows, they still hold enormous power.
Under Obama, just as under Bush, the government is spending huge amounts of money to try to save the values of the fictitious assets which dominate the global financial system. So far, some $13 trillion has been given, lent, promised, or guaranteed, in what has been repeatedly shown to be an open-ended process. Despite the Federal government’s budget deficit, the money keeps on flowing, ever faster.
When it comes to the welfare of the population, however, the tune changes dramatically, to “cut, cut, cut.” We’re going to have to slash Social Security, slash Medicare, slash all sorts of other spending to bring our budget under control, we are told. Money for the bailout, money for the wars, but nothing for the people—who are the nation.
This is pure fascism. We are headed down the road to Hell, led by a Pied Piper of a President who, whatever he may think, will destroy us all unless we force him to change course.