The following article appears in the July 12, 2013 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.
It is impossible to understand the current threat of fascism in the United States, and globally, without understanding the role of the Bush family, which was an integral part of the banking crowd which brought Hitler to power in the 1930s, and which set the stage—as conduits for the British crown's policies—for the drive for dictatorship by Barack Obama today. We provide the essential overview below.
...[T]he liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism—ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt, message to Congress on the Concentration of Economic Power, April 29, 1938.
The Bush family was formed and raised to power as the managers and servants of the Harrimans' trans-Atlantic bank: an enterprise uniquely devoted to the British Empire's creation of 20th-Century fascism, promoting Adolf Hitler and eugenics. The astounding rottenness of the family's origin persisted through four generations and two U.S. Presidencies, bringing the legacy of British fascism into the present catastrophic Obama regime.
The Harrimans had "arrived" in 1898. London royal finance sealed the deal for New York stock broker Edward H. Harriman to acquire the old Union Pacific Railroad, and thus to join the top-tier financier oligarchy.
The purchase credit for the Union Pacific passed from Sir Ernst Cassel, personal financier and counselor to Prince Albert Edward (later King Edward VII), and financier of the imperial Round Table group and of the Fabian Society; through Sir Ernst's New York partner Jacob Schiff (head of Kuhn Loeb bank); and on to Harriman. Other money for Harriman to get up and running came from William Rockefeller, co-owner of National City Bank (a London-New York-Texas interest, later called Citibank) and co-owner of Standard Oil with his brother John D. Rockefeller. The Harrimans thus emerged fourth in London's infamous quartet of Wall Street agent-Lords, alongside J.P. Morgan, the Rockefellers, and Kuhn Loeb.
Harriman Hatches Bush
Enter George Herbert Walker: an American educated in England, representing British financiers and the New York Morgan interests. Following World War I, Walker organized Harriman and Co., the enterprise in question, for E.H. Harriman's son Averell. The new bank was based at 39 Broadway, New York, with operations in Germany as well.
In 1924, Walker brought in as the bank's vice president his son-in-law Prescott Bush, a Yale friend of the Harrimans and the Rockefellers. Prescott's son born that year was named George Herbert Walker Bush. Old man Walker and Prescott Bush managed a sub-unit of the overall enterprise, which they called the Union Banking Corporation (UBC). The German fascist Fritz Thyssen, who had been Hitler's chief political fundraiser since before Hitler's 1923 attempted coup d'état, was the UBC's single client and depositor.
The same overall organization at 39 Broadway financed the American branch of Britain's global eugenics movement, where the Bush family "learned" which races and classes should be born, and which should be erased.
As the Depression raged in 1931, the British accelerated their Hitler project. Harriman and Co. merged with the trans-Atlantic Brown Brothers & Co. The British royal family's leading Hitler supporter, Bank of England Governor Montagu Norman, was Brown Brothers' most powerful figure and heir; he made the new Brown Brothers Harriman firm his American base, in preparation for a German fascist dictatorship. German Nazi master-race strategists were featured at the 1932 International Congress of Eugenics in New York, convened under the auspices of the New York enterprise then managed by Prescott Bush.
Putting the Nazis in Power
The UBC political slush fund for Fritz Thyssen overlapped with other Nazi industrial, minerals and armaments interests managed and brokered through the same Harriman-Bush enterprise in New York, in tandem with Hitler's Brown House headquarters in Munich, and British concerns such as Royal Dutch Shell.
This apparatus now plunged ahead for Hitler's elevation during the 1932 German election season, underwriting the Nazi Party campaign, and the terror deployment of the Hitler's private army, the Sturm Abteilung (SA), or Storm Troopers. Hitler was installed as Chancellor on Jan. 30, 1933. On Feb. 27, the Nazis burned down the parliament building (Reichstag) and blamed terrorists. The ensuing emergency decree giving Hitler dictatorial powers to protect Germany.
That would be the model for the spying and other "war on terror" totalitarian measures enacted under George W. Bush following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, and their acceleration under Barack Obama.
The Thyssen-led Nazi industrial complex in the Ruhr, whose New York financial center was managed by Prescott Bush, proceeded to pour out a third to a half of the principal metal products and explosives used in the Nazi military buildup. Harriman and Bush were the American partners of the British banks and cartel owners providing capital to the Nazi buildup, and sharing in the plunder as Hitler rolled over central Europe in the lead-up to World War II.
UBC and related Harriman-Bush Nazi interests were seized and shut down by the World War II Roosevelt Administration in 1942. By this time, the Bush family fortune had been made, and genocide was accelerating.
George H.W. Bush, Depopulator
Those who are physically and mentally unhealthy and unworthy must not perpetuate their suffering in the body of their children.... The prevention of the faculty and opportunity to procreate on the part of the physically degenerate and mentally sick, over a period of only 600 years, would ... free humanity from an immeasurable misfortune.
- Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf
The savage war in Southeast Asia, escalated over the dead bodies of John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert, was raging when Congressman George Herbert Walker Bush chaired the Aug. 5, 1969 hearings of his Republican Task Force on Earth Resources and Population. Bush asked eugenics professors William Shockley and Arthur Jensen to explain how high birth rates for African-Americans were allegedly down-breeding our people.
Bush was the chief organizer in Congress for the post-World War II version of the eugenics movement, whose nominal goal had changed from eugenics to population reduction. Prescott Bush had been treasurer of the first national Planned Parenthood campaign in 1947, and son George H.W. Bush reported for his subcommittee Task Force (Congressional Record, July 8, 1970):
"It is almost self-evident that the greater the human population, the greater the demands for natural resources How many is too many people?... Many believe that our current environmental problems indicate that the optimum level has been surpassed."
The Bush solution? The underclass must not breed, and must not receive advanced medical care that would foster family formation. Thus, the Task Force report continues: "Family Planning services must be made more accessible to the poor as a proper function of all governments. [Our] entire healthcare system should be overhauled to create less reliance on specialized medicine and overburdened hospitals and more dependence on para-medical professionals. The legality of abortion and of sterilization are properly within the purview of state governments where medical laws are widely divergent.
"[But the] most disturbing aspect of the abortion issue that was brought before the Task Force, is the disparity between the availability of professional abortion services to those women who can afford the $500-$700 to obtain a therapeutic abortion and the estimated one million illegitimate abortions performed by the unlicensed practitioners for those women who cannot afford professional service."
The intent here? To expand the availability of abortions for the "underclass," to reduce their numbers in the population.
China and NSSM 200
George H.W. Bush left Congress to become U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (1971-73). He used U.S. resources to ramp up the United Nations Fund for Population Activities. Bush was chairman of the U.S. Liaison Office (de facto ambassador) in China from September 1974 through December 1975. For Bush and his London sponsors, China was the test case and the planned model for drastic reductions in the populations of uncooperative former colonial countries in the Third World, and the U.S.A. itself. Bush advised Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping to sterilize the population:
"Bush comfortably discussed with Deng the use of widespread and arguably radical birth control methods to limit China's ever-growing population. 'I mentioned new discoveries in birth control technology such as injections which bring about temporary sterility which in the future may provide the answers to birth control administration in rural areas," the USLO's [U.S. Liaison Office] report of Bush's initial conversation with Deng read. The Chinese leader replied, 'We are not opposed to such new developments...." But the real problem, for China and India alike, Deng concluded, was not controlling population so much as ensuring sufficient grain production."1Bush meeting with Deng on Nov. 11, 1974, described in The China Diary of George H.W. Bush: The Making of a Global President, footnote 47, page 70.
National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger arrived in Beijing at the end of November, and met with Deng and Bush. Two weeks later, Dec. 10, 1974, Kissinger issued "National Security Study Memorandum (NSSM 200): Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests," a policy outlook initiated to a great extent by George H.W. Bush's eugenicist initiatives.
NSSM 200 explained that "we" could not obtain needed natural resources from poor countries if their people were numerous enough to resist our taking them:
"The important potential linkage between rapid population growth and minerals availability ... flows from the negative effects of excessive population growth ... in overcrowded under-developed countries. The United States has become increasingly dependent on mineral imports from developing countries in recent decades.... The location of known reserves of higher-grade ores of most minerals favours increasing dependence of all industrialized regions on imports from less developed countries. The real problems of mineral supplies lie, not in basic physical sufficiency, but in the politico-economic issues of access, terms for exploration and exploitation, and division of the benefits among producers, consumers, and host country governments.
"...concessions to foreign companies are likely to be expropriated or subjected to arbitrary intervention. Whether through government action, labor conflicts, sabotage, or civil disturbance, the smooth flow of needed Materials will be jeopardized. Although population pressure is obviously not the only factor involved, these types of frustrations are much less likely under conditions of slow or zero population growth."
George H.W. Bush was chairman of the Republican National Committee under President Richard Nixon throughout the Watergate scandal, until Nixon's resignation. He then headed the Central Intelligence Agency for one year under Nixon's replacement, Gerald Ford.
Bush stepped out of the Agency and back into his father's role as international investment banker, from January 1977 through 1980. He chaired the executive committee of the First International Bank of Houston, and directed First International Bankshares Ltd. in London. These were both subsidiaries of the Interfirst group, the largest bank in Texas; Bush travelled back and forth to London, the hub of his family's permanent place in the British imperial financial and political intrigues, intersecting the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Latin America. During this period, China adopted the brutal eugenicist one-child policy. Kissinger's NSSM 200 was officially adopted as U.S. policy in 1979.
Partnering with British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher: Vice President George H.W. Bush (1981-89) was the decisive figure in the management of the Reagan Administration's covert action, which spawned global chaos, narco-trafficking, and permanent war. These initiatives included the secret arming of the Khomeini regime in Iran, contravening the official U.S. arms embargo; the secret arming of the Contra opponents of the regime in Nicaragua, in flagrant violation of another embargo law; the use of terrorist enemies, armed by London and Bush, to justify police-state measures that could silence opposition to these and related crimes; and conniving with the British-Saudi Al Yamamah oil deal which created virtually infinite funding for radical Islamic terror networks.2See "Would a President Bob Dole prosecute drug super-kingpin George Bush," EIR Special Report, September 1996.
Bush, as U.S. President (1989-93), made population-reduction wars, beginning with the invasion of Iraq (August 1990), the agenda for Margaret Thatcher's post-Soviet era. He threw U.S. support behind the British Empire's insistence that German reunification be allowed only on agreement to the euro system, under which the continent would be subjected to a monetarist dictatorship—while Russia and the East were looted to the point of genocide.3See Sergei Glazyev, Genocide: Russia and the New World Order, EIR News Service, 1999.
Upon retiring, President Bush was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, as an Honorary Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath.
The very sands of the desert would rise to oppose the imposition of outside control on the destinies of these proud peoples.... The true enemy of the Arab world is poverty and want.... [T]he way to friendship is to be the enemy of that enemy.... Our intervention in behalf of England's oil investments in Iran, directed more at the preservation of interests outside Iran than at Iran's own development ... make[s] empty the promises of the Voice of America.
John F. Kennedy, Nov. 14, 1951 radio address
Seven and a half months after George H.W. Bush's son assumed the Presidency, 19 hijackers, 15 of them Saudi subjects, crashed aircraft into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. The attackers were sponsored by the British-Saudi partnership.
The event and its aftermath were used to bludgeon a dazed population and Congress into accepting police-state measures at home, and a permanent global "war on terror."
The second President Bush signed the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism ("PATRIOT") Act on Oct. 26, 2001. The Act gave government agencies new surveillance powers over citizens' phone and electronic communications, medical and financial records, limiting Constitutional rights, on the pretext of security.
The Bush "Patriot Act" has been renewed under Barack Obama and is still in force. It has been supplemented by numerous other government initiatives, public and covert, to nullify the Constitution.4See Edward Spannaus, "A Chronology: How Obama Expanded and Consolidated the Bush-Cheney Domestic Spy Dragnet," EIR, June 14, 2013.
Compare the Patriot Act to the emergency decree enacted Feb. 28, 1933 after the Reichstag Fire, the Order of the Reich President for the Protection of People and State, which gave Hitler dictatorial powers: "[T]he following is ordered in defense against Communist state-endangering acts of violence: Articles 114, 115, 117, 118, 123, 124 and 153 of the Constitution of the German Reich are suspended until further notice. It is therefore permissible to restrict the rights of personal freedom [habeas corpus], freedom of [opinion] expression, including the freedom of the press, the freedom to organize and assemble, the privacy of postal, telegraphic and telephonic communications. Warrants for House searches, orders for confiscations as well as restrictions on property, are also permissible beyond the legal limits otherwise prescribed."
The Blair-Bush Wars
In March 1939, President Franklin Roosevelt sent through diplomatic channels, an ultimatum to the British government, demanding that Britain end its sponsorship of Hitler's conquest of Europe, and threatening to withdraw all U.S. support.
But in 2001, President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair together began a series of wars, that continues to the present time. They began bombing and invading Afghanistan less than a month after 9/11, on the theory that that country was host to the British-Saudi-sponsored al-Qaeda terrorists. Blair and Bush met in Texas in April 2002, and agreed to a new, bigger war, for the overthrow of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. To gain support, British Intelligence concocted, and Blair's staff "sexed up" a dossier claiming that Iraq was acquiring nuclear weapons capability. Bush had Secretary of State Colin Powell announce the British "discovery" at the United Nations. Bush and Blair invaded Iraq in March 2003.
Ten years later, Iraq and Afghanistan are in ruins, with more than a million dead. Afghanistan's biggest industry is producing the vast majority of the world's opium and heroin in the British-controlled Helmand Province, with the money laundered through British banks in the Persian Gulf. Today, the British-Saudi alliance continues to arm and deploy Islamic jihad (Salafist) crazies, into Syria and throughout the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. The old Bush-Blair lies about weapons of mass destruction—now in Iran and Syria—are limply put forward by Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron to justify war that would escalate quickly to World War III.
Collapse, Bail-Out, Austerity
Six years into the George W. Bush Presidency, the post-industrial looting, deregulation, and speculation strategy of London and Wall Street blew up. A quadrillion dollars in derivatives and other financial scams began to pop, and banks collapsed. Prescott Bush's grandson authorized U.S. funds (tax revenues and Fed funny money) to bail out the perpetrators. That program continues in the U.S and Europe, as the bubble grows far beyond pre-2007 levels. The prescribed remedy of the British imperial system has been savage austerity, cuts in income and services, now destroying Europe and condemning ever-growing numbers of the world's people to poverty and unemployment.
Continuing his father's population-reduction legacy, George W. Bush adopted a key feature of the British royal family's Malthusian policy, pushed by Prime Minister Tony Blair. Two pieces of legislature, in 2005 and 2007, for the first time, established legal mandates for the use of "renewable fuels"—i.e., food turned into fuel—in gasoline. At the same time, "W" and his brother Jeb undertook a diplomatic effort in Central and South America, to convince nations to shift from food production to producing biofuels. This policy has contributed to widespread starvation in areas such as Guatemala, which has a higher infant mortality rate than Haiti. Jeb Bush is now jockeying to succeed Obama in the Presidency.
Meanwhile, those in the Bush tradition in the Republican Party, in particular, work to block the only alternative to a population-reducing Nazi-style austerity program in the United States: an immediate return to FDR's Glass-Steagall, as the first step in reinstating a credit system to rebuild the country. That move would bankrupt the British banking nexus that spawned the Bushes and their ilk—at last.