It is a topsy-turvy world indeed in which the Russians are “our” associates against communism, and Germany is all pissed off at the America First Committee. Barely a century ago Daddy Warbucks’ America was angry at the way Russia caved in to communism, dropped out of World War I, and left US banks no alternative but to order conscripts drafted for sacrifice and glory Over There–that and to ensure loan repayments.
But bygones were bygones and dry America kissed and made up with beer swilling, heroin-exporting Germany. Soon the German-American Bund was goose-stepping up and down, spouting Christian conservative values while cursing FDR’s “Jew Deal” in the Bronx. The Teutonia Society formed in Detroit, and ‘Murrican flags fluttered alongside swastikas in parades. By 1933, that voice of US primness, the Ladies Home Journal, opined that Der Fuehrer wasn’t so bad–for a leftist–after Herbert Hoover’s bailout of soon-to-be-Nationalsocialist Germany via the Moratorium on Brains.
When France and England again grew jealous of Germany’s narcotic export revenues, and the howling of the dogs of war drew nearer, America-firsters like Hoover and Lindbergh became national icons in the Vaterland. Moms urged neighbors to support America First lest their sons become cannon fodder in another foreign entanglement. The US had been spared much involvement in World War II, mainly by memories of how France and England had done their utmost to welch on repayment of war loans taken out in World War I.
But look at today! America-firsters–once the delight of Germany and the despair of England–are depicted on post-Brexit German magazine covers as the mohammedan suicide-berserkers les Boche now strive to import! What’s the deal?
Mainstream German media are filling up with grumblings about fifth columnists playing into the hands of the God’s Own Prohibitionist régime. The idea is that the Spiegel spiel is so over the top that US Trumpeters are likely to fall on it with whoops of joy as proof of a hostile commie Kraut media conspiracy. Fake News City!
If these events make no sense whatsoever, why not turn off the teevee and spend a half-hour perusing a Libertarian Party platform. You might ponder why Rolling Stone Magazine and The Atlantic denounced our political campaign–sounding so much like Neville Chamberlain and Oswald Moseley during their denunciations as to help guide us into this current predicament. But that’s OK. Four million Americans–a whole Virginia’s worth–fell upon our campaign ballots with whoops of joy and a 328% increase in market share. Now that the word is out that our spoiler votes force looter politicians to repeal bad laws or lose their sinecures, our votes repeal bad laws and make good jurisprudence, as in 1973, only three times as much as before.
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