The causes for political upheaval in Germany and Russia in the early twentieth century were clear but the causes for political upheaval in the United States, in the early twenty-first century, are not.
New York – -(AmmoLand.com)- “Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.” ~Edmund Burke, Eighteenth Century Irish Statesman, author, orator, political theorist, and philosopher
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In the aftermath of World War I, Germany saw violent clashes between Left-wing Communists and Right-wing Fascist Groups, each fighting for dominance and control of Germany after the collapse of the weak, Weimar Republic. And, in Russia, before the conclusion of the World War I, the Red Army (the extremists on the Left, the Bolsheviks) fought the White Army (the forces of the autocrat, Tzar Nicholas, extremists on the Right) for dominance and control of the Country. The extremists of both political groups in both Countries espoused totalitarian rule and, in that respect, both are an anathema to the traditions and core values of the United States—values that Germany and Russia never shared and in fact had no comprehension of.
The circumstances that led to political unrest and totalitarianism in Germany, after World War I are clear enough. The victorious allies forced Germany to pay billions of dollars in reparation payments. Massive unemployment swept through the Country, devastating the lives of German citizens. Germans, understandably, were resentful. Kaiser Wilhelm was forced to abdicate and went into exile. Perhaps, worst of all, the Treaty of Versailles, that Germany was forced to sign, included a “Guilt Clause,” placing blame for World War I solely on Germany. There was no need for that, and, in truth, placing guilt for the War on Germany was patently unfair. There was no one simple cause for the war. All European participants were equally responsible; they all bear a share of the guilt for the horror that unfolded. Roughly 35 million soldiers and civilians lost their lives in that “Great War” to end all wars. Inclusion of the “Guilt Clause” in the Treaty rightfully angered Germans.
In an atmosphere of political and economic tension and turmoil, following the defeat of Germany a clash of radical elements—Communists on the extreme Left and Fascist groups on the far right—fought each other for dominance and control. Such a clash was unavoidable. The Communists lost. The National Socialist German Workers Party—the Nazis—won. It was simply a matter of one autocratic form of Government winning out over another, in Germany.
Similarly, extremist elements—those loyal to the Tzar—and those intent on a new form of totalitarianism, one ostensibly predicated on the economic system of communism—engaged each other in a bloody civil war. The Bolsheviks, on the extreme Left, prevailed over the forces loyal to the Tzar, on the extreme Right. The Tzar, together with his immediate family, were murdered.
The clash between two factions in America is not, however, a clash between two extremist elements.
The crisis unfolding here in America, today, is unlike that which befell Germany and Russia. The nature of the crisis is, though, cut and dry. There is in fact a battle that is being waged for the life and soul of the Nation. It is a battle that has been waged for decades although only recently has this clash between the two factions become visible since the defeat of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, which was not supposed to happen; but happen it did!
The mainstream media has created a false narrative to hide the true nature of this modern-day confrontation between two factions, each of which has mutually exclusive visions for the Nation. The mainstream media, the Press, has deliberately and cleverly hidden this because the Press, itself, is not a neutral party. It has taken a side in this conflict. It had always taken a side in this conflict—a conflict that now threatens to engulf this Nation in a conflagration that the Press itself wishes for; that it welcomes; that it is doing everything in its power to help bring about, even as it says that it does not.
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