Incest and Fascism

If we truly want to halt the poisonous blooms of fascism, we must start at its root. We must save the children to save ourselves.

Joe Biden kissing his 50-year-old son Hunter. Joe Biden kissing his 50-year-old son Hunter.

Take a seat. It is an auspicious time for us Americans to talk about incest, child rape and the elite of society. In fact, it is a must. The elite have stepped up an assault on our freedoms in America. Our response will be crucial.

For decades there has been an intellectual “debate” about whether or not America is an empire. Articles written about its alleged rise and fall. Books written about this aspect of American foreign policy. Yet somehow nobody has ever addressed how it affects Americans themselves. In essence, nobody in the elite seems to have had the moral courage to admit, yes, Americans, America has been run like an empire since 1945. 

In 1945, the British Empire simply shifted from London to Washington, DC, perhaps also rising from the ashes of the Nazi Empire. The infamous depravity of the British elite crossed the Atlantic Ocean along with it. There is no other sound justification for the systemic erosion of our freedomsToday, there are people in America (let’s call them “imperialists”) who conspire through capitalism with other imperialists from other nations—corporations. They first aim to keep Americans uneducated about empire and second to influence through the media to consent to wars and “foreign interventions.” They use nasty tactics (think “weapons of mass destruction”), just as despicable as their acts of child rape and incest, to trap us at home into murdering millions of innocent people abroad.

America has been run as an empire since 1945. Predatory and illegitimate war abroad has crushed our liberty at home. Our country has been taken over by a financial and scientific dictatorship. The Ivory Tower has always turned its nose up at sensibilities of the street. While academics ought to tell it like it is —in plain language— when it comes to how capitalist inequity works, they never will. They’re beholden to the same American cultural imperialism and economics and to those in charge of our wealth and resources who have pledged the U.S to that imperialism—corporations. As Americans we not only need to confront the imperialism, but the grave misunderstanding widespread among Americans. We must take on the academic dictatorship.

Through planned economic terror and preemptive wars in the guise of humanitarian interventions, the U.S. imperialists have been pushing towards expansionism through a carefully crafted illusion of what globalism is, under the false cover of democracy, of which America is not. Right now, the U.S. is not a democracy. And it shows!

American imperialism, with the impetus provided by its linkage with Bush, Blair and Israel, hit a new level of war crimes with Iraq. It was a milestone. One that we ought to refer back to often. The efforts to falsely implicate Saddam Hussein and Iraq in September 11th tragedy prompt us to compare American Neoconservatives to Nazis. Not since Hitler and the Nazis dressed up storm troopers as Polish soldiers and staged “attacks” on German positions in 1939, had there been such a fragrant and cynical act to manufacture a casus belli.

Neoconservatism had emerged in 1945 with the emergence of the American Empire and emergence of the state of Israel. Since 1945, America’s foreign policy has been one of imperialism. The character of war changes from war to war, but it always brings the same things: disease, death, atrocities and elites. The operative word here is “elites.” Not surprisingly, the Nazis were interested most in preserving the white race. We’ll come back to this in the end.

Since 9/11, we have seen a systematic erosion of our freedoms in the U.S. by means of hyper surveillance and an ever-increasing police state. Our forefathers warned us about the dangers of an expansionist, authoritarian government which we can now clearly see in the Biden administration. I wrote about Joe Biden’s brand of transnational fascism, as I called it, in 2019. Under the Obama administration, Joe brought fascism to Ukraine. It is now the anniversary of the U.S.-orchestrated bloody coup in February 2014 that killed 100 innocent Ukrainians. Not a single person is convicted or under arrest for the massacre of the protesters and the police seven years after one of the most documented mass killings in history.

It is no coincidence that for a very long time there have been rumors of incest and rape swirling around old Biden.

A book by Camille Kouchner called La familia grand has given such victims a necessary voice in France. And the popular book has focused a national movement on the country’s chattering classes. Momentum has been building. Recently, the head of elite French school Sciences Po resigned due to a professor incest case. The elite in America are terrified by these developments in France and the massive public outcry with #MeTooInceste. Therefore, let’s look at this in terms of the world, not just France. It’s got the potential to be that huge. To really arm us in America.

Because with incest and child rape, we must look at the roots of the problem: imperialism. War ultimately becomes about the character (or lack of character) of the imperialistic individual. Today’s global capitalism which is, in fact, imperialism flourished in America after 1945, forging the American Empire during the Cold War. Coming to terms with American imperialism is not easyComing to terms with American imperialism is parallel to coming to terms with the prevalent practices of incest and child rape among the imperialist establishment—the elite. Behind all imperialism is ultimately the imperialistic individual.

The words “elitism” and “imperialism” are semantically related. Both are the imposition of a minority of a set of values onto a majority culture that does not share those values, either through force or through influence. For example, did you know that in the American states of New Jersey and Rhode Island, incest is not a criminal offense? Incest is legal in those wealthy states. The Cold War was the advent of American imperialism and also the advent of incest and child rape among America’s elite. 

Thus, to examine the operations of capitalist global power during and after the Cold War is to examine confessional literature, movies, celebrity —from Nabokov, to Roman Polanski, to Netflix— and popular culture, in general, where Hollywood has mobilized incest and child rape. It’s not our imagination that incest is a problem. It really is not. Sexual abuse is an epidemic. But it’s our imagination that the corporate media and Hollywood are on the side of the general public. They cater to the desires of the imperialists, the elite minority, not to the majority of us Americans.

The end of the Cold War heralded in an unprecedented level of American imperialism. As they have with the sexual abuse epidemic, the media has hidden the ugly reality in the last two decades. Because today American “democracy” looks much more like fascism. In fact, I would go as far as to say that American cultural imperialism is the most insidious form of fascism. The George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations began the 21st century by implementing an imperial grand strategy to keep the international system organized around a dominant center and a subordinate periphery in a global structure of cultural imperialism.

How the past is remembered, how sexual desire is domesticated, how power inevitably seeks sanctification, how tradition becomes authoritative, how revolutions are coopted, how sweet devotion can be made to serve violent domination—all of these are aspects of cultural imperialism. Imperialism is the creation and maintenance of unequal economic, cultural, and territorial relationships, based on domination and subordination.

Sex is perhaps the highest form of human intimacy, both physically and emotionally, but sex and sexuality are inherently political—a tool that shifts balances of power, and also one that reflects (and sometimes challenges) cultural norms. Hollywood is in the business of America cultural norms. It has far exceeded the impact once attributed to literature. And it is no surprise to anybody reading this that sex is big business these days. 

It becomes a sort of political censorship. The U.S. government via Hollywood attempts to conceal, distort, or falsify information that we receive by suppressing or crowding out the full stories with a limited range of discussion. It is not an easy idea to digest because it is so wickedly deceptive in nature. Look at American columnist Anne Applebaum and others who have publicly defended Roman Polanski and other child rapists over the years. Applebaum has spent her entire career in the service of the imperialists and is a staff writer for the slave-trader publication The Atlantic, today.

I was far too young to understand when I first read Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton in high school that I was reading that kind of cry for help in the poetry. Now it is undeniable that incest and child rape are together a correlate of imperialism. And those ladies were its victims. Today it is hiding in plain sight. With the media glamorizing or making seem normal Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell and other members of the so-called “intelligence community” of child rapists, the American imperialism is undeniable! Here is a recent headline: “Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfriend of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is accusing a guard of abusing her in the jail where she’s being held on sex trafficking charges.”

The esteemed Palestinian scholar Edward W. Said did not take on the project, but if you look at his work there is a case to be made for equating settler colonialism with rape and sexual domination and abuses. So hardened are they that imperialists equate cynicism to what is really depravity. To understand America today is to understand settler colonialism. Racism is also a symptom and a tool of settler colonialism. In the late 1940s, the Cold War was heating up. In the U.S., anticommunism had reached a fever pitch at the same time that anti-black violence had forcefully re-emerged in the form of lynching and race riots. Because American imperialism looks a lot like white supremacy.

We can go back to the 19th century and see it was seeded in Brahmin Boston. In 1860, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., whose son would go on to be an influential Supreme Court justice, wrote a piece for The Atlantic magazine which celebrated the way that some well-to-do Americans had adopted aspects of India’s ancient caste system. American imperialists adopted the caste system. It is written that The Atlantic was founded in 1957 in order to “further the anti-slavery cause.” Slavery was abolished in 1855. Look at The Atlantic today, 164 years later. It was clearly founded to continue slavery in a clandestine manner and promote the Boston Brahmin caste system of white supremacy.

I wrote about it in the context of today’s identity politics. Cultural imperialism in British India had two major characteristics: first, it exemplified the British desire to remake Indians into more “civilized” people and second, it was a means of control. The same model has been applied. The British East India Company is the forerunner of the modern day corporation. Today corporations attempt to control the entire world in the same manner the British did in India.

Let’s go back even further in America. Men of Boston Brahmin families had a remarkably high level of close kin (mostly first-cousin) marriage from 1680 to 1859, averaging around 25%, but climbing to 66.6% in the middle of the 18th century. Sibling exchange was also common. Incest preserves a family’s elite social standing. Imperial bloodlines. Boston's aristocracy was known as the “Brahmin Caste of New England.” They believed destiny had set them apart to create “a shining city on a hill.” And they embraced the values of their Puritan forebears. I have written about the Puritans.

Today, the barbaric Puritans can be found at The Atlantic Council, The Atlantic magazine. And, of, course, NATO. And the state of Delaware where anybody in the world can register a corporation.

We have covered a lot in this short essay, almost at a dizzying pace. A whirling dervish of sorts, to shake it all off. A spiritual cleansing. Trance conditions are fascinating phenomena. We can now take this journey one last step further and arrive at fascism which, in this case, is a fancy name for white supremacy.

For years before Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany, he was obsessed with ideas about race. In his speeches and writings, Hitler spread his beliefs in racial "purity" and in the superiority of the "Germanic race"—what he called an Aryan "master race." Now, let’s apply that to economics. Many U.S. corporations had done business with German corporations who helped fund the Nazi Party. And these businesses on both sides of the Atlantic knew what their money was supporting. The U.S. government’s decartelization was stopped in Germany by American corporations. After 1945, America was the only major industrial power to not be devastated by war. American corporations grew without major challenge for decades. In 1945, corporations paid 50% of federal taxes, now they pay about 5%.

If we put aside the notion of white supremacy and think of racism as serving a function, we’ll then understand imperialism, too. When people conceptualize each other into these unjustifiable categories of black, white, gay, straight, it provides a service to the status quo. It is political censorship, as practiced in the Roman Empire. Imperialism is therefore maintaining the status quo and going to great lengths to do so, and at absolutely any cost. Fascism revived qualities of imperialism that the U.S. had lost, the ones our forefathers warned us about.

The introduction of fascist corporatism in the mid-1920s appeared as a cooperative yet expert-driven alternative to laissez-faire capitalism and socialism.

In conclusion, and to better capture my hardest ever to write essay called The Scapegoat, of which I am still not exactly sure where all of those words came from, is this haunting essay, The Ultimate Fascism, written by Andrew Vachss in 1996:

The ultimate imperialism or fascism is incest, child sexual abuse and child rape. Its victims are Prisoners of War without a Geneva Convention to protect them, hostages to terrorism. And as in all concentration camps, some prisoners imitate their oppressors.

Uninterrupted transgenerational abuse of children produces the most fervent followers of fascism.

And make no mistake, most fascists are followers—violent sheep "led" by a handful who are, in turn, driven as cattle by the actual leaders, the apolitical profiteers.

A sick belief system which carried to its logical conclusion worships degeneracy. How will fascists achieve their "pure" race without inbreeding? Because their ideology is a celebration of incest, it is easy to understand the fascist tolerance of all forms of child sexual abuse.

Given the right information, most people flatly reject fascism. The politics of the sociopath cannot be combatted by reasoned debate. If we truly want to halt the poisonous blooms of fascism, we must start at its root. We must save the children to save ourselves.

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