In his famous Cold War speech, Ronald Reagan, quoting Winston Churchill, warned, “The destiny of man is not measured by material computations. When great forces are on the move in the world, we learn we’re spirits, not animals.”
Edwin Black “IBM and the Holocaust”
“When Hitler came to power, a central Nazi goal was to identify and destroy Germany’s 600,000-member Jewish community. To Nazis, Jews were not just those who practiced Judaism, but those of Jewish blood, regardless of their assimilation, intermarriage, religious activity, or even conversion to Christianity. Only after Jews were identified could they be targeted for asset confiscation, ghettoization, deportation, and ultimately extermination. To search generations of communal, church, and governmental records all across Germany, and later throughout Europe – was a cross-indexing task so monumental, it called for a computer. But in 1933, no computer existed.
When the final Solution sought to efficiently transport Jews out of European ghettos along railroad lines and into death camps, with timing so precise the victims were able to walk right out of the boxcar and into a waiting gas chamber, the coordination was so complex a task, this too called for a computer. But in 1933, no computer existed. However, another invention did exist: The IBM punch card and card sorting system – a precursor to the computer. IBM, primarily through is German subsidiary, made Hitler’s program of Jewish destruction a technological mission the company pursued with chilling success. IBM Germany using its own staff and equipment, designed, executed, and supplied the indispensable technologic assistance Hitler’s Third Reich needed to accomplish what had never been done before – the automation of human destruction. More than 2000 such multi-machine sets were dispatched throughout Germany, and thousands more throughout German-dominated Europe. Card sorting operations were established in every major concentration camp. People were moved from place to place, systematically worked to death, and their remains cataloged with icy automation. I was haunted by a question whose answer has long eluded historians. The Germans always had the lists of Jewish names. Suddenly, a squadron of grim-faced SS would burst into a city square and post a notice demanding those listed assemble the next day at the train station for deportation to the East. But how did the Nazis get the lists? For decades, no one has known. Few have asked.
The answer: IBM Germany’s census operations and similar advanced people counting and registration technologies. IBM was founded in 1896 by German inventor Herman Hollerith as a census tabulation company. Census was its business. But when IBM Germany formed its philosophical and technologic alliance with Nazi Germany, census and registration took on a new mission. IBM Germany invented the racial census – listing not just religious affiliation, but bloodline, going back generations. This was the Nazi DATA LUST. Not just to count the Jews – but to IDENTIFY them. People and asset registration was only one of the many uses Nazi Germany found for high-speed data sorters. Food allocation was organized around databases, allowing Germany to starve the Jews. Slave labor was identified, tracked, and managed largely through punch cards. Punch card even made trains run on time and cataloged their human cargo. German Railway, the “Reichsbahn”, IBM’s biggest customer, dealt directly with senior management in Berlin. IBM maintained punch card installations at train depots across Germany, and eventually across all Europe. How much did IBM know? Some of it IBM knew on a daily basis throughout the twelve-year Reich. The worst of it, IBM referred not to know – “don’t ask, don’t tell” was the order of the day. Yet IBM NY officials, and frequently Watsons’ personal representatives, Harrison Chauncey and Werner Lier, were almost constantly in Berlin or Geneva, monitoring activities, ensuring that the parent company in New York was not cut out of any of the profits or business opportunities Nazism presented. When U.S. laws made such direct contact illegal, IBM’s Swiss office became the nexus, providing the New York office continuous information and credible deniability.”
Karl Marx “The Pale Maiden” 1837
“Thus Heaven I’ve forfeited,
I know it full well.
My soul, once true to God,
Is chosen for Hell.”
Karl Marx “ The Player” 1841
“Look now, my blood-dark sword shall stab
Unerringly within thy soul….
The hellish vapors rise and fill the brain,
Till I go mad and my heart is utterly changed.
See the sword – the Prince of Darkness sold it to me.
For he beats the time and gives the signs.
Ever more boldly, I play the DANCE OF DEATH.”
Paul Kengor “The Devil and Karl Marx: Communism’s Long March of Death, Deception, and Infiltration”
“It is important to start with a presentation of the numbers – the estimated number of victims. They speak for themselves – that is, for communism. Any ideology with a trail of rot like this is not of God but of the forces against God. It is not of God’s creation but a fallen angle’s anti-creation. It is not of the light but of the dark.
No other political ideology has produced as much wretched poverty, rank repression, and sheer violence. In country after country, implemented in varying forms across wide-ranging nationalities, traditions, backgrounds, faiths, and ethnicities, communism coldly and consistently violated the full sweep of most basic human rights, from property to press, from speech to assembly, from conscience to religion. So restrictive was communism in the twentieth century that its implementers routinely refused to allow citizens the right to exit (that is, escape) the destructive systems imposed within their borders.In some cases, they erected walls to herd and fence in the ‘masses’ they claimed to champion. Communism’s most successful form of redistribution was not wealth, which the ridiculous system fails to produce, BUT GOVERNMENT ORCHESTRATED CRIME. Everything was so nationalized and so centralized that it was as if the government seized crime too. Communist regimes turned mass crime into a full-blown system of government. In both theoretical and practical form, communism deprives individuals of their unalienable rights. It is a totalitarian, atheistic ideology. Communism’s chief form of redistribution is repression, crime, and murder. ‘Communist regimes did not just commit criminal acts’, observed Martin Malia, a Harvard PhD and professor at the University of California-Berkeley, noting that there have been non-communist states that likewise committed criminal acts. ‘but they were criminal enterprises in their very essence; on principle, so to speak, they all ruled lawlessly, by violence, and without regard for human life.’ “This much we do know beyond dispute; this was and remains a lethal ideology of boundless destruction and stupidity. One needs to think of viruses, bacteria, plagues, disease, to approximate this level of man-made death. Many of today’s naively self-described socialists and ‘democratic socialists’ have no idea of the rancid roots of this poisoned tree.”
‘Mankind has survived all manner of evil diseases and plagues, but can it survive Communism? Communism is neither an economic or a political system – it is a form of insanity.’ (Ronald Reagan)
“The Devil and Karl Marx”
“Marx envisioned an apocalyptic revolution leading to the overthrow of capitalism by the impoverished working class, the common people, the masses – the so-called ‘proletariat.’ The stage in the revolutionary process immediately following this overthrow would be that of the Dictatorship of the Proletariat. That ‘dictatorship’ would be a waystation on the road to the ultimate utopian goal of a ‘classless society’. The state, in the process, would be abolished; it would die out; it would ‘wither away.’ With a classless society, class antagonisms would hence disappear, as would conflict (including armed conflict), as would economic inequality, as would social inequality, and peace and harmony would follow. Society would evolve through dialectical stages; from feudalism to capitalism to socialism to communism. When asked to define the difference between socialism and communism, Marion Smith, director of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, likes to say that Christians go to heaven, whereas socialists go to communism. That is indeed the transitionary process, and Smith’s language is apt, given that the communist views full communism as a sort of New Jerusalem. The atheistic communist, whether realizing it or not, subscribes or aspires to a messianic vision.”
Communist Manifesto in 1848
– Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of lands to public purposes.
– A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
– Abolition of all right of inheritance
– Confiscation of all property of emigrants and rebels.
– Centralization of credit in the hand of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.
– Centralization of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the state.
– Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state; the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
– Equal obligation of all to work…..
– …gradual abolition of all the distinction between town and country by a more equitable distribution of the population over the country.
Free education for all children in public school.