The Nazi Party had a 25 point outline in 1920. I will present this outline at the closing in compete form. For the purposes of my analysis I will compare the points of the Nazi Party Platform and the results of these policies to the Tea Party agenda in modern America.
The Nazi Party had pull with citizens largely due to the anger and humiliation of the German people regarding the treatment of the Germans under the Peace Treaties of Versailles. The German people were motivated to regain a powerful army and German presence in the world. The first three points of the Nazi platform promise the rise of a great German people with respect equal to other nations and the abrogation of the Peace Treaties of Versailles and St. Germain.
Points 1-3 started the Nazis off with their greatest leverage with the German people. The Nazi Party played into patriotism when patriotism was deeply needed by the German people. The problem began there. Their version of patriotism became an arrogant assumption of superiority that did not end with German pride. It demanded the demeaning, and finally the dehumanizing, of all who were not German. The aspect of the right-wing extremism in America today that is most troubling in terms of alignment with Nazi ideology is just this sort of exclusive patriotism. They favor total war and unconditional surrender. They are opposed to “liberal internationalism,” and would cut foreign aid. Tea Party extremists are racial and cultural purists advocating war to show national might, as if military might were superior to compassion.
Points 4 through 8 of the 1920 Nazi Party outline defines German citizens as being only those who are German by blood and specifically asserts that, “Hence no Jew can be a countryman,” then reserves all rights of government and public office to be exclusively that of citizens. Their insistence that the right to earn a livelihood extended to expelling all “aliens (non-citizens),” blocking further immigration of non-Germans, and demanded the immediate expulsion of all non-Germans who had entered Germany after 1614.
If there is a defining rant heard by Tea Party right-wing extremists it’s the demand to block immigration. It is seen in the email “comic” from my mother insinuating that Mexican immigration is a plot to invade America. I have seen a picture of innocent looking Latin American children on one side with the statement “What liberals would like you to think are coming over the border,” and a picture of Latino gangsters on the other and the statement, “What is really coming across the border.” Their hatred of President Obama is heard in their anger that he requested funding for the care of immigrant children. The funding President Obama asked for to care for these children was not to ensure their citizenship, but in recognition of their human needs. The Tea Party supports a right-wing Congresses refusal to provide funds. These children are not criminals, and President Obama is not promising them citizenship. They may be returned to their country, but in the meantime we can provide them with the right to life and humane treatment. Like the Nazis, Tea Party extremism is charged with racism and intolerance. They fight against the right of gay and lesbian couples to marry and argue that the gay and lesbian community has too much political power. Bigotry is a defining characteristic of Nazis and Tea Party extremists.
Points 9 through 11 of the Nazi Party in 1920 reveal their disregard for anyone who could not work, and demanded that no citizen could do any work that “offends against the interest of the community.” Points 12 through 19 outlined the Nazi plan to confiscate all wealth and income that does not “arise from work.” The good news is that they demanded a generous increase in old-age pensions. They demanded naturalization of all trusts and profit-sharing in large industries. They demanded that all commerce be communalized and agrarian land be expropriated without compensation “for the common purpose.” Those who would not work “for the common welfare” were to be punished with death. And the Nazis claim to hate Communism?
If there is a difference between the Tea Party right-wing extremists in America and the Nazi Party agenda, their philosophy of finance would seem to be it. The Nazis were heartless Robin Hood gangsters stealing from the wealthy and anyone else they deemed to be not German enough, and giving to the middle class Germans. The term Nazi comes from the formal name of their party, National Socialism. The Nazis advocated a government that had total and complete control over the economic life of the populous. The Tea Party, on the other hand, gets its name from the Boston Tea Party. They claim to support tax reductions, and are advocates of a completely Capitalist system. They are funded by the corporate wealthy.
The Tea Party insists that they want to reduce the national debt, but they don’t want to pay taxes. Their disturbing solution is to cut government assistance programs. President Obama responded to the Tea Party on April 29, 2009 by saying, “We are going to have to tighten our belts, but we’re going to have to do it in an intelligent way. And we’ve got to make sure that the people who are helped are working American families, and we’re not suddenly saying that the way to do this is to eliminate programs that help ordinary people and give more tax cuts to the wealthy.” It should come as no surprise that The Tea Party is funded by the Koch brothers and the tobacco industry. Al Gore cited a study that made these connections and said that the Tea Party is an extension of the political strategy “to promote corporate profit at the expense of the public good.”
While the Nazis vied for a government with total dictatorial powers, the Tea Party extremists want a reduced government and an economy with no government oversight. Their funding comes from wealthy corporate profiteers who are completely removed from any interest in the wellbeing of the working class, or the environment. On February 19, 2009, Rick Santelli criticized the government plan to refinance mortgages. He said that the plans were “promoting bad behavior” by “subsidizing losers’ mortgages”. The Koch brothers and the Tobacco industry are the muscle behind the movement. They argue that the government is burdening the people with unfair taxes but then demand that the tax cuts come from programs designed to assist the people. It’s not the Socialist programs in America that need to be cut. It’s the Capitalist free ride for the wealthy.
On April 15, 2010, Obama noted the passage of 25 different tax cuts over the past year, including tax cuts for 95% of working Americans, but facts don’t change the opinions of those who are being led by propaganda made up of lies to persuade the converted masses. (Travers, Karen: Tachel Martin (April 15, 2010). “Obama at Democratic Fundraiser: Tea Partiers Should Be Thanking Him for Tax Cuts” Political Punch (ABC News). – Wikipedia)
The Nazis in Germany catered to the middle class. In America they have convinced mind-controlled Illuminati-Christians that the government programs meant to help the people are costing them their hard earned money. The results of the self-righteous greed they have been infected with will be the same as it was in Nazi Germany. There will be those deemed unworthy who will suffer, and those in need of assistance will be deemed unworthy. According to Nazi ideology “The first duty of every citizen must be to work mentally and physically.” Those who can’t will be deemed unworthy of life. My brother insisted that the extreme abuses in the concentration camps created traitors. There were those who would abuse their fellow inmates at the orders of concentration camp guards to be rewarded with minor advantages, a bit more food, or a better bed. Tea Party followers have adopted the inhumane arrogance of their masters hoping to be treated as though they are more valuable than the less fortunate. They have succumbed to the human folly of seeking out others to be more wretched and assuming the less fortunate to be less deserving of human kindness in order to avoid identifying with the most wretched themselves. Given that this is the first I have used the term “mind-controlled” in this analysis, let me assure you I do mean mind-controlled in the truest sense. Brainwashing Nazi style is done the old fashion way. They use torture. Nazi America will be far worse than Nazi Germany, if we allow it.
Points 20 and 21 might be deemed a good thing. The Nazis demanded that it be possible for every capable German to obtain a higher education. There was a catch however, “The curricula of all educational establishments” were “adapted.” Nazi propaganda was the only option available and it was called education. The Nazis made physical fitness of their youth a national concern. As long as good things are to the advantage of a ruling class, such things can be encouraged without being a threat to the ruling party.
Point 22 demanded the abolition of the regular army and the creation of a national (folk) army. Tea Partiers are opposed to gun control. They are in support of oxymoronic anti-government patriotic militias. They use the tragedy at the Weavers cabin at Ruby Ridge, and the Branch Davidian compound at Waco Texas, as their justification to form militias to protect themselves from their own government. Timothy McVeigh, the Oklahoma City bomber, and the Weavers, have groups and words in common. They share words like Aryan Nation, New World Order, and Illuminati. Home grown terrorism comes to mind. The right to bear arms is something worth protecting. The right to create anti-government militias is asking for the right to treason against our government. For a group so supportive of unconditional surrender and total war, it should be concerning that they are convinced that they need to be at war with the American government.
Tea Partiers are convinced that their right to bear arms is under attack. No one in the government has suggested that citizens should be denied the right to bear arms, as long as they are responsible and not a threat to themselves or others. We should protect our right to bear arms, but the imagined threat that the government is covertly plotting to take their guns may stem from the very real possibility that the government should take guns from Tea Party fanatics. Their ideology is treasonous. They imagine our government to be guilty of illegal search and seizure. There are illegal search and seizures that take place, but they are illegal, and there are measures that can be put in place to prevent them. Neil Franklin, a Police Officer in Maryland, is petitioning to make it mandatory that police officers wear body cameras. It would be naive to assume there is no corruption within government offices, but it is completely irrational to believe that everyone who holds a government office is corrupt. This is the degree of irrationality these extremists are alleging. They rely on this degree of insanity to justify their objective of dismantling our democracy.
Point 23 outlined complete governmental control of the press in order to suppress “political lies.” The propaganda and lies were mostly told by the Nazis themselves. The Tea Party is spreading ridiculous political lies and accusing their political victims of being liars, who control the media. They convince their following that President Obama is an American hating Muslim, who was not born in America. Despite evidence to the contrary they continue to believe, because Nazi mind-control is very convincing. There are those being told that President Obama is an Illuminati Satanist too. Those who are convinced of this particular lie are being exposed to symbols that have been used within the context of tortured they have been exposed to.
The Nazi Party’s point 24 started with the statement, “We demand freedom for all religious faiths in the state,” then promptly made “Positive Christianity” the national religion, and declared war against any who endangered the “moral and ethical sense of the Germanic race,” and the Jews. The concept of “COMMON GOOD BEFORE INDIVIDUAL GOOD” would justify atrocities against any ideology they deemed to be in opposition to the “common good.” Freedom of thought would be strictly prohibited.
The Tea Party uses this same strategy. They like the sound of “freedom of religion” as long as it is exclusive to Christian religions. They insist that our founding fathers meant for Christianity to be the mandatory religion taught in public schools. They support mandatory teacher lead prayer in public schools. They would rewrite the first Amendment. The Bloomberg National Poll revealed that Tea Partiers are largely white, wealthy, men and born-again-Christians. The results of the research of David E. Campbell and Robert D. Putnam’s New York Times opinion found that Tea Party respondents were more interested in putting God in government than in limiting government. They do not want to remove the possibility of a religious dictatorship. Their version of limiting government is more about limiting the ability of government to assist the people with health care or protect them from the injustice of racism or homophobia.
The last point of the Nazi outline of 1920 is a demand for dictatorial powers. You can be sure it’s not a limited government the Tea Party is interested in, unless it is to limit the powers within the government we have, which they are hoping to dismantle and replace. If they achieve their objective you can be sure they will be demanding the right to dictate their agenda. It will be “Positive Christianity” and the criminalization of race, religion, and sexual preference right here in America.
The Nazi Party 25 point outline of 1920:
1.) We demand the union of all Germans in Great Germany on the basis of the principle of self-determination of all peoples.
2.) We demand that the German people have rights equal to those of other nations: and that the Peace Treaties of Versailles and St. Germain shall be abrogated.
3.) We demand land and territory (colonies) for the maintenance of our people and the settlement of our surplus population.
4.) Only those who are our fellow countrymen can become citizens. Only those who have German blood, regardless of creed, can be our countrymen. Hence no Jew can be a countryman.
5.) Those who are not citizens must live in Germany as foreigners and must be subject to the laws of aliens.
6.) The right to choose the government and determine the laws of the State shall belong only to citizens. We therefore demand that no public office, of whatever nature, whether in the central government, the province, or the municipality, shall be held by anyone who is not a citizen.
We wage war against the corrupt parliamentary administration whereby men are appointed to posts by favor of the party without regard to character and fitness.
7.) We demand that the State shall above all undertake to ensure that every citizen should have the possibility of living decently and earning a livelihood. If it should not be possible to feed the whole population, then aliens (non-citizens) must be expelled from the Reich.
8.) Any further immigration of non-Germans must be prevented. We demand that all non-Germans who have entered Germany since August 2, 1914, shall be compelled to leave the Reich immediately.
9.) All citizens must possess equal rights and duties.
10.) The first duty of every citizen must be to work mentally and physically. No individual shall do any work that offends against the interest of the community to the benefit of all.
Therefore we demand:
11.) That all unearned income, and all income that does not arise from work, be abolished.
12.) Since every war imposes on the people fearful sacrifice in blood and treasure, all personal profit arising from the war must be regarded as treason to the people. We therefor demand the total confiscation of all war profits.
13.) We demand the naturalization of all trusts.
14.) We demand profit-sharing in large industries.
15.) We demand a generous increase in old-age pensions.
16.) We demand the creation and maintenance of a sound middle-class, the immediate communalization of large stores which will be rented cheaply to small tradespeople, and the strongest consideration must be given to ensure that small traders shall deliver the supplies needed by the State, the provinces and municipalities.
17.) We demand an agrarian reform in accordance with our national requirements, and the enactment of a law to expropriate the owners without compensation of any land needed for the common purpose. The abolition of ground rents, and the prohibition of all speculation in land.
18.) We demand that ruthless war be waged against those who work to the injury of the common welfare. Traitors, usurers, profiteers, etc., are to be punished with death, regardless of creed or race.
19.) We demand that Roman law, which serves a materialist ordering of the world, be replaced by German common law.
20.) In order to make it possible for every capable and industrious German to obtain higher education, and thus the opportunity to reach into positions of leadership, the State must assume the responsibility of organizing thoroughly the entire cultural system of the people. The curricula of all educational establishments shall be adapted to practical life. The conception of the State Idea (science of citizenship) must be taught in the schools from the very beginning. We demand that specially talented children of poor parents, whatever their station or occupation, be educated at the expense of the State.
21.) The State has the duty to help raise the standard of national health by providing maternity welfare centers, by prohibiting juvenile labor, by increasing physical fitness through the introduction of compulsory games and gymnastics, and by the greatest possible encouragement of associations concerned with physical education of the young.
22.) We demand the abolition of the regular army and the creation of a national (folk) army.
23.) We demand that there be a legal campaign against those who propagate deliberate political lies and disseminate them through the press. In order to make possible the creation of a German press, we demand :
(a) All editors and their assistants on newspapers published in the German language be German citizens
(b) Non-German newspapers shall only be published with the express permission of the State. They must not be published in the German language.
(c) All financial interests in or in any way affecting German newspapers shall be forbidden to non-Germans by law, and we demand that the punishment for transgressing this law be the immediate suppression of the newspaper and the expulsion of non-Germans from the Reich.
Newspapers transgressing against the common welfare shall be suppressed. We demand legal action against those tendencies in art and literature that have a disruptive influence on the life of our folk, and that any organizations that offend against the foregoing demands shall be dissolved.
24.) We demand freedom for all religious faiths in the state, insofar as they do not endanger its existence or offend the moral and ethical sense of the Germanic race.
The party as such represents the point of view of a positive Christianity without binding itself to any one particular confession. It fights against the Jewish materialist spirit within and without and is convinced that a lasting recovery of our folk can only come about from within on the principle:
COMMON GOOD BEFORE INDIVIDUAL GOOD
25.) In order to carry out this program we demand: the creation of a strong central authority in the State, the unconditional authority by the political central parliament of the whole State and all its organizations.
The formation of professional committees and of committees representing the several estates of the realm, to ensure that the laws promulgated by the central authority shall be carried out by the federal states.
The leaders of the Party undertake to promote the execution of the foregoing points at all costs, if necessary at the sacrifice of their own lives.