Compare the Nazi Reality below to Neoliberal Reality Today
"The Nazi organization of society involved the collapse of traditional ideas of the state, of ideology, of law, and even of any underlying rationality. (..) Franz Neumann was one of the only early Frankfurt School thinkers to examine seriously the problem of political institutions." Behemoth: Structure and Practice of National Socialism, 1933-1944
“What happened here [Germany then] was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated that the government had to act on information which the people could not understand, or so dangerous that, even if the people could not understand it, it could not be released because of national security. And their sense of identification with Hitler, their trust in him, made it easier to widen this gap and reassured those who would otherwise have worried about it.”--from Chapter 13, “But Then It Was Too Late”. They Thought They Were Free: The Germans, 1933-45, 1966, M. Mayer [excerpt]
"There is the official view of World War II—the one we have all been taught—then, there is the one presented here: very different, and very disturbing. This alternative view argues that the aims of the national leaders were not democracy and self-determination, but were, as wars generally are, opportunities to suppress class rebellion. Furthermore, Spritzler maintains, the myths of World War II are the same myths that are being used today in the "war against terrorism" by government and corporate leaders to control people and pursue ends that have nothing to do with protecting us from terrorism." The People As Enemy: The Leaders' Hidden Agenda in World War II, 2013, J Spritzler
"Free Market Fascism"
(30. aug. 2011)
Privatized the state (one ruler / one owner)
Privatized all 13 state owned industries
Banned workers unions (the centerpiece of socialism)
Subsidized big corporations & agribusiness
Relaxed gun laws, and rose to power on the failure of the Weimar Republic to confiscate their guns
Banned truth (burned books and killed progressive college professors)
Banned Marxist & anarchist organizations and killed their members
Were Social Darwinists (survival of the financially fittest)"