The elections in three German states Sunday resulted in a huge blow to Chancellor Angela Merkel, according to exit polls, as the extreme right-wing Alternative for Germany Party (AfD), based on promoting anti-refugee hysteria, captured 12% and 14% in Baden-Wuerttenberg and Rhineland-Palatinate in the west, and a whopping 24% in the eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt. “This is an unmitigated disaster” said Helga Zepp LaRouche, Chairwoman of the Civil Rights Movement Solidarity (BueSo) party in Germany. “The AfD is a dirty, disgusting phenomena. This is the way it happened in the 1930s,” noting also that such extreme right wing or even fascist parties exist all over Europe. This danger, she said, is the result of the policy failure across Europe in regard to both the refugee crisis and the economic crisis, and marks the end of the EU, which no longer has any unity whatsoever.
Leading economic and political figures across Europe, but especially in Germany, have openly warned that the insane policies announced last week by ECB chief Mario Draghi are both a sign of total desperation and a guarantee of a total collapse in the near term. Draghi’s 33% increase of the already massive QE money-printing to 80 billion euro monthly, coupled with deeper negative interest rates, is, as Zepp LaRouche said last week, simply more of the medicine which caused the disease. The entire trans-Atlantic financial system is hopelessly bankrupt, and nothing short of Glass Steagall policies to shut down the “too big to fail” banks and write off the speculative debt can prevent an uncontrolled collapse.
In the US, the reality of fascism is finally being forced into the public consciousness by the dangerous buffoon Donald Drumpf. However, as Tim Stanley of the Telegraph wrote today, while it is true that Drumpf is pushing illegal and hate-filled demagoguery:
While this is obviously an indictment of Obama, it is Drumpf’s probable Democrat opponent Hillary Clinton who is campaigning on this record of murder and mayhem.
Where does that leave America? A true revolution in thinking is required of its citizens, immediately, if the world is to escape the onrushing Hell of global war and economic chaos. Luckily, China and Russia have provided a life raft and a mission for the human race, through the BRICS, the New Silk Road, an international space program, a return to classical culture, and “win-win” relations among nations.
Analysis of the fascist lunacy of Donald Trump is increasingly filling the wires. Salon runs two articles with titles: “Donald Trump’s Historically Challenged Multitude: Fascist Is Seeming Less and Less Hyperbolic When Describing the Bloviating GOP Front-Runner;” and “Trump’s Not Hitler, He’s Mussolini: How GOP Anti-Intellectualism Created a Modern Fascist Movement in America.”
But the most interesting article is from the Telegraph‘s Tim Stanley, a British historian who has written a book on Robert Kennedy. His headline, “Donald Trump Is Not a Fascist, and Violence Is Nothing New in American Politics,” sounds like a defense of Trump. But he argues, truthfully:
Stanley concludes: “Trump is not a political crisis in isolation but, rather, a symptom of wider institutional failure. A symptom of American political decline.”
The state’s China Central Television (CCTV) produced a 45-minute documentary on U.S. human rights violations, noting that the U.S. “pokes its nose into other countries’ internal affairs while leaving many of its own problems unsolved,” as Xinhua put it.
The violations in the U.S. are real, as opposed to the mostly political complaints made about China. For instance, they report, according to Xinhua, that in 2015
Ji Hong, from the Institute of American Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, says in the documentary: “For a very long time, the United States has been quite condescending, with the belief that it has the best system and human rights record, and as a result, it tends to find fault with other countries.”