Posted by By J. Eller @SDzzz SandersGuide 2016 YouTube
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Pt1-Former East German Exposes Socialist Bernie Sanders – Propaganda
The first article of the guest series, Former East German Exposes Bernie Sanders was a quick post of the start of a three part series developed in private conversations with a source who experienced East Germany in the 1980’s at a time when Bernie Sanders was using his mayoral post in Burlington, Vermont as spokesman for regimes in Cuba, Nicaragua and in 1988, for the people of the Soviet empire, the USSR .
It was during 1985, through Volunteers for Peace, that a group from East Germany had paid their fees to participate in “workcamps” in Burlington, doing city improvements most towns paid for via capital expenditures or local community organizations and volunteers. This strange “peace exchange”, Bernie’s tour of the unkempt or negative features of America was later used in photographic propaganda upon their return to East Germany according to the witness. Is this plausible? Yes, more than plausible, now that the world knows of the inner workings of Stasi controlled East Germany through publication of its records and archives. What is not plausible, is that East Germans would have been allowed a “peace” excursion to Burlington, Vermont without Stasi approval, and the likelihood that it was a covert spy and propaganda mission is so high it should be stamped “guaranteed”. Outsiders were welcomed inside the Berlin Wall, under strict conditions, but East German residents had to seek special approval from their government and secret police to travel outside the wall, except later for brief outings and then passports were held by border guards to assure returns.
“Unlike the prison camps of the Gestapo or the summary executions of the Soviet Union’s KGB, the Stasi strove for subtlety. “They offered incentives, made it clear people should cooperate, recruited informal helpers to infiltrate the entire society,” says Konrad Jarausch, a historian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “They beat people up less often, sure, but they psychologically trampled people. Which is worse depends on what you prefer.”
That finesse helped the Stasi quell dissent, but it also fostered a pervasive and justified paranoia. And it generated an almost inconceivable amount of paper, enough to fill more than 100 miles of shelves. The agency indexed and cross-referenced 5.6 million names in its central card catalog alone. Hundreds of thousands of “unofficial employees” snitched on friends, coworkers, and their own spouses, sometimes because they’d been extorted and sometimes in exchange for money, promotions, or permission to travel abroad.”
“It is believed 1 in every 63 people collaborated with the Stasi and there was at least 1 full-time Stasi agent for every citizen of the GDR. They monitored everything and were not past spying with hidden listening devices, cameras and the like. You wouldn’t know who to trust as they could be someone in your apartment building (apparently there was at least one informant in each building or factory), your green grocer, the old lady next door and even kids (around 10,000 informants were under the age of 18)! Spies were even spying on their own spies! It was real cloak and dagger stuff! They were crazy and paranoid times.” East Communism vs. the perils of the Free West!
Piecing Together the Dark Legacy of East Germany’s Secret Police describes the Stasi secret police controlled atmosphere of East Germany in the 1980’s and the ultimate release of secret documents and dossiers on nearly 6 million people. Since the fall of the eastern bloc when borders opened on both sides in 1989, several groups have collaborated to preserve what remains of the massive archives and today a museum exists to teach the lessons of the past. What has been learned is how pervasive and widespread Stasi influence was, in USSR, Cuba and Nicaragua, the gold standards of revolution chosen and proselytized by Bernie Sanders from Burlington, Vermont. As for Cuba and Nicaragua, Stasi design was quite powerful there:
“Dissatisfied with the slow pace of support for the FSLN among other Soviet bloc countries, Mielke told Soviet KGB Chairman Yuri Andropov that he wanted to call a meeting in East Berlin to coordinate bloc support for the Sandinista secret police. Andropov agreed, and the Stasi conducted the two-day conclave starting on May 12, 1980. Participants included generals and high ranking officials from the East German Stasi, the People’s Police, the Soviet KGB, the Czechoslovakian Interior Ministry, Bulgarian foreign intelligence, and secret police officials from Cuba, who were flown to the event aboard a Stasi aircraft.” Vladimir Putin, Operation LUCH, and Matthias Warnig: The Secret KGB-Stasi Relationship (pdf)
A Forgetful Youth:
The push to ‘never forget’, just as with the Holocaust movement, is extremely strong in the region. Museums, tours, groups who try to piece the Stasi apparatus evidence back together by dedicating themselves to assembling and translating documents, then there are car shows from the era and a fascination that spawned a Stasi trivia tv game show, all maintain the memories of how it was in East Germany. Yet, it seems doomed to failure, just as American youth can’t find context in the Cold War, choosing to minimize communism and socialism to the importance of a twitter trend. A generation of millennials seems to have taken for granted the simple freedoms they enjoy every moment of every day as they dream of some romantic fantasy of revolution dishonestly sold to them by Bernie Sanders.
“This being Germany, there’s even a special word for it: Vergangenheitsbewältigung, or “coming to terms with the past.” It’s not self-evident — you could imagine a country deciding, communally, to recover from a totalitarian past by simply gathering all the documents and destroying them. In fact, in 1990 the German press and citizen committees were wracked by debate over whether to do just that. Many people, however, suspected that former Stasi agents and ex-informants were behind the push to forgive and forget.
By preserving and reconstructing the Stasi archives, BStU staffers say they hope to keep history from repeating itself. In November, the first children born after the fall of the wall turned 18. Evidence suggests many of them have serious gaps in their knowledge of the past. In a survey of Berlin high school students, only half agreed that the GDR was a dictatorship. Two-thirds didn’t know who built the Berlin Wall.”
Bernie Sanders’ current anti-government youth know very little about history, care very little about the importance of America’s struggle and sacrifices during the Cold War, going so far as taking sides against their own country to please Sanders and frighteningly, ready to dispose of America’s activist icons such as John Lewis, Dolores Huerta, Gloria Steinem, to name only a few, in Sanders name. This isn’t about an egregious war like Vietnam or the Bush Doctrine in Iraq. It’s about the perception that everything about money is bad, from bankers to Wall St. to corporations. There’s inescapable irony in the fact most of this new “resistance” is messaged via cell phones and the internet without personal risk or the exhaustion of human effort in a real revolution, all safe under a cloak of anonymity and privacy.
Donald Trump is an easy target, but any voter who chooses Hillary Clinton is branded the enemy by the Bernie camp and increasingly the battle grows against the Democratic Party, in good measure because Bernie Sanders is not a Democrat. As a registered and fiercely loyal Independent (his campaign claimed Vermont would not allow him to register Democrat) with his own #BernBranded version called the “Progressive Party ” he drains the resources of Democrats he adamantly and consistently has disliked for decades. Bernie Sanders has uttered not one word to discourage the animosity for “outsiders” among his following, defined as those who question or don’t agree with Bernie.
According to his speech and press conference histories, Sanders is an Independent Socialist who has had disagreements with the Rainbow Coalition, who felt he had made undemocratic decisions in a vacuum, using then discarding them, disagreements with Democratic Socialists of America and disagreements with the Democratic National Committee, all because they didn’t embrace a more radical vision catering to Bernie’s will. While he has adopted “Democratic Socialist” as a softer, misleading, but acceptable description of his unique, “Progressive Party” (not to be confused with Progressive Coalition or Caucus) he’s far more dedicated to classic Socialism and Marxism dating back to his 60’s college days. He’s learned to rephrase Marx’ “controlling the means of production” with “government involvement in industry” to assure income equality when “the people” will have ownership in existing corporations, ordered by Bernie’s government.
His reason for associating with Democrats was for committee assignments he couldn’t get otherwise , which aligns with recent statements to Chuck Todd that his association with Democrats is for the media attention the party provides. Although he signed a contract with the DNC to help down-ticket Democrats by sharing donations, not a cent has been down-streamed via Bernie Victory Fund, the committee which is designated to fund DNC candidates.
“The University of Vermont’s library has a collection of archived papers from Sanders’ mayoral years. The documents, which include notes scribbled on the yellow legal pads that he still uses today, are contained in 50 boxes that, remarkably, have not been inspected since the senator announced his candidacy for president.
The letters he sent to the Soviet Union, China, the UK and France, urging military disarmament in conjunction with the UN’s international disarmament week, was just one example of dozens of diplomatic initiatives from Sanders, who used his perch at city hall to influence issues as diverse as apartheid in South Africa and the US invasion of Grenada.
In July 1981, the UK’s prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, was informed that Burlington was “deeply disturbed” by what Sanders said was her government’s abuse, humiliation and mistreatment of prisoners in northern Ireland. And when François Mitterrand announced a visit to the US later that year, Sanders wrote to the French president’s wife, Danielle, inviting her to his “struggling socialist municipal government” in Vermont to speak on any topic of her choosing.
President Ronald Reagan was the recipient of several Sanders letters relating to international affairs, most of which concerned Nicaragua, where the US was covertly funding a guerrilla war against the left-wing Sandinista government. In 1985, Sanders actually traveled to Nicaragua, for the sixth anniversary of the Sandinista revolution, and met the country’s president, Daniel Ortega.”
In a 1985 discussion with young EuroPeace volunteers, Sanders questioned the quiet group on what they thought of President Reagan, injecting his own opinion, “I’m not a Ronald Reagan fan.” Still reluctant to criticize the host country’s president, Sanders continued to prod on nuclear issues asking one French volunteer if he believed what President Mitterrand said. Discomfort blanketed the room. Trying to reassure the group he offered, “You have to understand that Vermont is not typically American, you have to…it’s not an average city or an average state.” This was the same “technique” Bernie said he used in the USSR in 1988, his willingness to criticize America. In a 1991 Democratic Socialists of America speech he described one German girl’s horror at homeless people eating out of garbage cans in New York. Bernie Sanders is not someone you want to give tours of American politics or daily life because he can only see the worst side of us.
Some believe, especially on the conservative side of politics, that Bernie Sanders was actively engaged with the KGB-Stasi propaganda machine supported by his record of public and private attempts to undermine President Reagan. He wasn’t fond of President Carter, either, or any president, especially Democrats. Maybe in those 50 boxes there’s something more to support that hypothesis. But collusion aside, his failure to notice the harm and horror caused by police states, something he never mentioned or appeared to notice in his years of fighting for communist revolutions, is something the world should never forget. Bernie Sanders is simply not fit for the highest office in America.
LINKS TO RELEVANT ARTICLES
“Bernie Sanders wasn’t there because he liked Israel. Hashomer Hatzair did not like Israel. It ultimately wanted to destroy it.”
German Democratic Republic: Youth Movement – Communist authorities organized the East German Pioneers after World War II in the Soviet occupation zone. The East German authorities introduced the Free German Youth and the Pioneer Youth in March 1946 less than a year after the War.
Stasi Mediathek – Archive of East German photographs and files. In German but translates well in Chrome
“A Soviet guard shot and killed a U.S. Army major in East Germany in an incident President Reagan today called an “unwarranted tragedy.” The Soviets said the officer was “caught red-handed” photographing a Soviet military installation.
In Washington, Administration officials said the U.S. mission in Berlin filed a protest to the Soviet Union over the Sunday shooting and the Soviet Embassy in East Berlin protested the incident.
The Army identified the dead officer as Maj. Arthur Donald Nicholson Jr., 37, of West Redding, Conn.
Pentagon officials said the officer was accompanied by an unidentified sergeant who also was fired upon but not injured during the incident in Ludwigslust, 85 miles northwest of Berlin, where a number of Soviet military installations are located. The Soviets delivered the sergeant, the only American witness, to U.S. authorities today and he was debriefed.
Zone Not Restricted
Administration sources said the two men were watching military training at the time of the shooting but were not in a restricted zone. The sergeant was prevented from administering first aid to Nicholson after he was shot and the officer died an hour later, the sources said.”
Signature: BStU , Stasi , ZKG , Nr. 2579
1985 called SED and Stasi a campaign with former DDR -Bürgern into being did in the of the Federal Republic GDR wanted to return. The Minister of State Security, Erich Mielke, informed the various departments of the Stasi about Their roles in the review of thesis returnees.
1985 called SED and Stasi a campaign with former DDR -Bürgern into being did of the Federal Republic in the GDR wanted to return. So printed party newspaper “New Germany” under the heading “About 20,000 former want to return” statements by former East German Nationals: Given unemployment and “social coldness” in the West They would prefer in the back DDR return. Had East Berlin advertised in the 50s with similar campaigns silent offensively for the supply and return migration, love especially emigrants shoulderstand now be retuned early. to this end, the numbers of persons wishing to return have been greatly exaggerated in the products and Their life paths and motives Partially Constructed.The campaign was a response to the sharply Increasing flow of people wanting to leave: 1984 had SEDleave in connection with the trillion loan from the Federal Republic leave about 30,000 people.
Erich Mielke informed in a letter different departments of his ministry on the aspect of the campaign and decreed did returnees shoulderstand be included only in “justified cases”, investigated as When They Seemed to be useful for public relations. HOWEVER, shoulderstand be rejected Those Were not prepared to adapt, particularly the opposition, who had been imprisoned for political reasons.
The document Confirms the central role of the Stasi in the resumption of returnees: The secret police checked the political reliability of persons wishing to return, Ultimately decided on participation requests, tried other emigrants by public appearances of returnee retune, watching the reactions of worth individuals to this publicity.
Index to Stasi Files:
The HV A was mainly responsible for foreign espionage, which they partly through so-called residencies in diplomatic missions DDR contributed. The residencies were held in the files generally only under Tarnbezeichnungen.
The Main Intelligence ( HV A ) was part of the Stasi , the mainly engaged in foreign espionage. Part of this work steered the HV A , like other intelligence agencies also, through so-called residencies in thediplomatic missions of the GDR . This was to a group of employees of the HV A , going about under a legend officially innocuous message tasks, but unofficially acted as agent. The individual residencies were in the documents with Tarnbezeichnungen encrypted, including the Stasi were -Ländernummern for locations.
This list contains a list of diplomatic missions of the GDR with the countries numbers of Stasi . Where it is true, there are also the different countries of the department numbers 26 and Land codes of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ( MFAA ). In addition, the list contains the respective there Tarnbezeichnung, those messages in which there was a Residentur. It is noteworthy that there was in “fraternal socialist countries” usually no agents headquarters in the messages.
Service unit: Main Intelligence. Date: 1984
Signature: BStU , Stasi , HV A , no. 1126, pp. 27-28
The HV A was mainly responsible for foreign espionage, which they did partly through so-called residencies in diplomatic missions DDR contributed. The residencies were held in the files generally only under Tarnbezeichnungen.
The Main Intelligence ( HV A ) was part of the Stasi , mainly with foreign espionage employed. Part of this work steered the HV A , like other intelligence agencies also, through so-called residencies in the diplomatic missions of the GDR . This was to a group of employees of the HV A , going about under a legend officially innocuous message tasks, but unofficially acted as agent. The individual residencies were encrypted in the documentation by Tarnbezeichnungen, including Stasi were -Ländernummern for locations. This list includes most of the countries numbers used, again in alphabetical order by country, even numerically. Service unit: Main Intelligence Date: 1985