Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Must not quote Hitler

I have received from W. Lindsay Wheeler an account of his experiences with a site called Wikinfo which is run by Fred Bauder, who is Jewish. Lindsay is (or was) an assistant editor with the site. 

As you can see here, Lindsay puts up a direct quote from Hitler which claims that democracy leads to authoritarianism. 

That is probably one of the few things that Hitler got right.  The tremendous reach of government into all our lives today is pretty much on a par with what Hitler and Mussolini achieved.  Even the hostility to Jews is steadily growing in the Western world.  And as for failed wars, we have some of those too.  And when the President of the United States ignores the U.S. constitution, as Obama does over immigration etc., where does it stop?

But such thoughts must not be thought.  Lindsay thinks them and claims that "mixed government" (i.e. a mixture of monarchy, aristocracy and democracy) rather than democracy is the best.  But quoting Hitler to support his beliefs was beyond the pale to Fuehrer Bauder.  He sent the following to Wheeler:

"Adolf Hitler as a young man watching the Social Democracy marches in Vienna. (Mein Kampf, pg 78. Manheim translation, Mariner paperback)

is not acceptable on Wikinfo. Wikinfo is not value free. Democracy can only be suppressed in the modern world by mass murder. You are banned permanently. All articles you have published here will be removed, as resources permit." Fred Bauder

Any guesses that Bauder is a Leftist?  Censorship is a knee-jerk reaction to them.  Perhaps Wikinfo should be renamed Wikipropaganda

For those who are unaware of it  Fuehrer  is the German word for "leader"


Stan B said...

As the Egyptians learned - as did most of the banana republics in the Americas - Democracy can always be suppressed by overwhelming victory at the ballot box by a totalitarian minded party....

W.LindsayWheeler said...

I want to thank Mr. Ray for this post. The Austrian aristocrat Erik von Kuenhelt-Leddihn in all his scientific political science books, like Liberty or Equality and Leftism Revisited writes that totalitarianism comes out of democracy:

“The modern totalitarian parties are all fundamentally ‘democratic’;” (Kuehnelt, Liberty 246) in the anakylosis, Socrates and Plato both said that dictatorship comes out of democracy; “It was German liberalism and German bourgeois democracy which had turned National Socialist”. (ibid, 262)

Marxism is totalitarian and is a genocidal ideology. Yet, these people can write and post and no one says anything to them. Democracy, as Aristotle states, is the bad form of government.

W.LindsayWheeler said...

Socrates in the Apology 31:d-e says that anybody who opposes organized democracy...will be put to death. At 28:a-b says that "...but the slander and jealousy of a very large section of the people. They have been fatal to a great many other innocent men, and I suppose will continue to be so; there is no likelihood that they will stop at me.." It can be paraphrased that the masses will continue to be putting people to death.

The cry of equality and the jealousy this engenders is what breeds violence. Democracy has always been violent and has been born in violence.

Anonymous said...

Censorship; the reaction of the ignorant to freedom!

Anonymous said...

"The champions of socialism call themselves progressives, but they recommend a system which is characterized by rigid observance of routine and by a resistance to every kind of improvement. They call themselves liberals, but they are intent upon abolishing liberty. They call themselves Democrats, but they yearn for dictatorship. They call themselves revolutionaries, but they want to make the government omnipotent. They promise the blessings of the Garden of Eden, but they plan to transform the world into a gigantic post office."

-philosopher Ludwig Von Mises

stinky, not (yet) a robot, apparently said...

Nothing new here: this is basically the reason that the Founders of America gave their new country a republic.

Bird of Pardise said...