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American Was Never Called The 'Homeland' Until 9-11-01; Nazi Germany Also Used The Term
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Time for the US to Dump the Word "Homeland"

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Cross-posted from Smirking Chimp
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HOMELAND NAZI TERM


It's time to do away with the word "homeland."
As the situation with ISIS continues to escalate, and as worries about terrorist attacks on US soil continue to spread, we're hearing the term "homeland" mentioned more and more.
Ever since it first stole the spotlight with the creation of the Department of Homeland Security in the months after 9/11, the term "homeland" has become ingrained in US society.
But, as Chris Matthews pointed out on his MSNBC show recently, there's something strange and creepy about the term.
Matthews said that...
"It's a term used by the neocons, they love it. It suggests something strange to me. Like who else are we defending except America? Why don't you just say 'America'? Why doesn't [Obama] say we defended against attacks against this country? As if we're facing some existential Armageddon threat from these people. Do you buy the phrase 'homeland'? I never heard it growing up, never heard it in my adulthood. It's a new word. Why are we using it? Is there some other place we're defending? What are we talking about when we say 'homeland'? What's it about?"
While Chris has really hit the nail on the head when it comes to the term "homeland," it's important that you know, as Paul Harvey used to say, "the rest of the story" behind this "strange" term.
First, it's really not a new word at all.
In fact, it's been around for a very long time and has a very dark history.
As Josh Marshall over at Talking Points Memo pointed out, the term homeland, "really does have a deep blood and soil tinge to it which is distinctly Germanic, more than a touch un-American, and a little creepy."
That "blood and soil" that Marshall is referring to was one of the really big slogans of Hitler's Nazi Germany. "Blood and soil -- we Germans are the products of this earth, we are a race unique from all others."
Perhaps ironically, Hitler stole the term "homeland" from the 1920s and 1930s Zionist movement's goal to create a Jewish "homeland" in the Middle East, Hitler wanted to create a "racial" identity for the German people that was tied to German soil.
He wanted to create an identity that went beyond language and culture. He wanted to invent a "German race," and have Germany be that race's "homeland," all so he could sell to the German people their own racial superiority and use that to justify exterminating others.
So, in 1934, at the Nazi party's big coming-out event, the famous Nuremberg rally, Nazis introduced the term "homeland."
Prior to that, they'd always referred to Germany as "the Fatherland" or "the Motherland" or "our nation."
But Hitler and his think-tank wanted Germans to think of themselves with what he and Goebbels viewed as the semi-tribal passion that the Zionists had for Israel.

So, in that most famous 1934 Nazi rally's opening speech, Rudolph Hess, Hitler's deputy Fuhrer, said that, "Thanks to [Hitler's] leadership, Germany will become the homeland. Homeland for all Germans in the world."
Of course, that's the translated version. "Homeland" in German is "heimat."
"Heimat" was used throughout the reign of Hitler and throughout World War II.
Nazi's loved the word, and attached it to everything they could, like the "Nazi Homeland Defense Forces," or the Heimwehr.
But, immediately after Nazi Germany was defeated and World War II came to a close, the word all but disappeared from German vernacular.
Post-war Germans were ashamed to use a word that stood for such terrible things.
Fast-forward nearly 70 years, and while Germans still won't say it, the word "homeland" is everywhere in the United States. Bush and Cheney rolled it out in a big way after 9/11, and our media managed to completely ignore the dark history of the word.
But it's a history that carries with it a danger -- the danger that we may begin to think of ourselves as an "exceptional" people, a "race apart" because of our national identification. That we may start to think of the United States as a "homeland."
It's time to retire this artifact of the Nazi era.
Let's rename the Department of "Homeland" Security, and remove from the United States' self-description this dark, strange and creepy term.
"Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn
"If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and never will" - Frederick Douglass
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Good article. Thanks. Haven't read any Thom Hartmann in quite some time.

All of these false flag events are a long-term concerted effort to use what was learned about trauma based mind control and aim it at the general population, particularly the US. Each instance opens up a short-term window of suggestability, which is then used by "the mighty wurlitzer" to dump idiotic opinions into peoples heads. It's truly sickening to observe every aspect of science being used primarily as an OFFENSIVE weapon aimed at everyone everywhere.
Those who must silence others for speaking the truth cannot be innocent.
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Does anyone know the time and place in the MSM when the word "homeland" was first injected into the American discourse. I would have to agree with you Charles and Peter that the word was chosen as a means of inoculating the American psyche with its historical setting and meaning.
"We'll know our disinformation campaign is complete when everything the American public believes is false." --William J. Casey, D.C.I

"We will lead every revolution against us." --Theodore Herzl
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It is difficult to research this exactly....putting the term 'homeland' into a webrowser brings up all kinds of put-there-by-them garbage...but I do NOT remember ever [EVER!] hearing the term used in the USA before the 'attacks' of Sept. 11.

Quote:Eleven days after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge was appointed as the first Director of the Office of Homeland Security in the White House.

I believe that those behind the day 'that changed everything' had the Third Reich model well in their mind's eye. Just as they renamed 'our country' to 'the Homeland'; they had ready the 'Patriot' Act, just as Hitler and Co. had their 'Enabling Act' - they both served the exact same purpose and parallel each other. Further parallels are in the militarization of the police, a false-flag attack that changed everything and brought in draconian police state laws [911 v. Reichstag Fire]. There are MANY other parallels and were laid out boldly in a wonderfully passionate and distressing book called END OF AMERICA by Naomi Wolf.
"Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn
"If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and never will" - Frederick Douglass
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Peter Lemkin Wrote:It is difficult to research this exactly....putting the term 'homeland' into a webrowser brings up all kinds of put-there-by-them garbage...but I do NOT remember ever [EVER!] hearing the term used in the USA before the 'attacks' of Sept. 11.

Quote:Eleven days after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge was appointed as the first Director of the Office of Homeland Security in the White House.

I believe that those behind the day 'that changed everything' had the Third Reich model well in their mind's eye. Just as they renamed 'our country' to 'the Homeland'; they had ready the 'Patriot' Act, just as Hitler and Co. had their 'Enabling Act' - they both served the exact same purpose and parallel each other. Further parallels are in the militarization of the police, a false-flag attack that changed everything and brought in draconian police state laws [911 v. Reichstag Fire]. There are MANY other parallels and were laid out boldly in a wonderfully passionate and distressing book called END OF AMERICA by Naomi Wolf.

My recollection was that it was withing a day or two. Maybe on 9/11 itself. I remember feeling a little shocked at hearing a phrase like "an attack on the American homeland" be repeated over and over again. I would imagine it would take hours of watching live feeds of television broadcasts. I would pick FOX news as the first target.
"We'll know our disinformation campaign is complete when everything the American public believes is false." --William J. Casey, D.C.I

"We will lead every revolution against us." --Theodore Herzl
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I don't remember ever hearing the word "homeland" before 9/11, except in documentaries and books about Nazi Germany, or maybe the USSR. I also remember it being a term in Apartheid-era South Africa to describe black areas.

Let's not forget the absurdity that the USA PATRIOT ACT actually stands for Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001.[SUP] ::dictator::[/SUP]
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Wasn't there some discussion about calling it State Security, but that this was thought to be too close for comfort to the Nazi era Sicherheitzpolizei? Anyway, the old FEMA were rolled up into it and you never hear that term these days, although prior to it, that also agency had a very bad press.
The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge.
Carl Jung - Aion (1951). CW 9, Part II: P.14
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David Guyatt Wrote:Wasn't there some discussion about calling it State Security, but that this was thought to be too close for comfort to the Nazi era Sicherheitzpolizei? Anyway, the old FEMA were rolled up into it and you never hear that term these days, although prior to it, that also agency had a very bad press.

However one parces it, this is following the Third Reich's screenplay, and even their names - anglicized. Everything changed, including the names of country and agencies and what they stand for - and do.
"Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn
"If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and never will" - Frederick Douglass
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There's no doubt it owes its being to a war criminal, undemocratic regime and should be dissolved as an unwanted symbol.
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