Saturday, September 19, 2015

The Gipper and the Underground Reich

Audio:  Part 1     Part 2

This program is For The Record’s contribution to the many memorials to Ronald Reagan upon the occasion of his passing. Unlike the hagiographies in most of the US media, this program documents a fundamental reality of Reagan’s presidency — its profound connection to the Underground Reich and the pivotal role of Nazi elements in the most notable “achievement” of the Reagan presidency — the rollback of communism and the breakup of the Soviet Union. (This should not be interpreted as an endorsement by him of the Soviet system.) After contrasting the squeaky-clean, All-American celluloid Frank Gipp with the cynical, corrupt Frank Gipp of reality, the program notes the equally striking contrast between the false, idealized presidency of Ronald Reagan and the dark reality of his tenure. (Gipp was the Notre Dame football player whom Reagan played in a movie and whose nickname he adopted for his own. Far from being the idealized role model Reagan portrayed, Gipp was thoroughly corrupt.)

The broadcast traces the evolution of a Nazi émigré milieu with which Reagan was associated throughout much of his life. These Nazis were brought into the US under a program called the Crusade for Freedom, for which Reagan served as a spokesman. The personnel brought to the US under the CFF evolved into an important element of the Republican Party’s ethnic outreach organization and became a key element of US national security policy. These elements came to fruition during Reagan’s presidency — a stage upon which many of the major players from the CFF milieu were to realize the goal of Hitler’s Ostministerium with the eventual breakup of the Soviet Union. Behind the sunny façade of the Reagan presidency, Nazis continued to pursue the political agenda of the Third Reich.  (more...)

For generations, we fought a war against the visible totalitarians. Now, we discover the fascists that were concealed and waiting for their opportunity.

Does that shed some light on Reagan's dismissal of the US government's antitrust case against IBM?

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