66 years ago, on June 19, 1953 our comrades, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were executed by the U.S. Government. Their crime? They were Jewish. Prior to WW II there was a strong pro-fascist movement in the United States known as the "America first" movement, which advocated for the United States to stay out of the war against fascism in Europe. Prominent Americans were fascist sympathizers, including Walt Disney, the DuPont family and General Motors, the Rockefellers and Standard Oil of New Jersey, and Charles Lindberg. These personalities and the corporations they controlled operated as a fifth column inside the United States. In fact, Du Pont’s GM and Rockefeller’s Standard Oil of New Jersey collaborated with I.G. Farben, the Nazi chemical cartel, to form Ethyl GmbH. This subsidiary, now called Ethyl Inc., built German factories to give the Nazis leaded gas fuel (synthetic tetraethyl fuel) for their military vehicles (1936-1939).
Following the defeat of Nazism in WWII, many former Nazis were given jobs in the United States, working on the research and development of weapons of mass destruction for use against the USSR and other socialist nations. The anti-communist cold war was in full swing.
It was during this hysteria that the Rosenberg's were convicted of espionage for sharing atomic secrets with the USSR. The one fallacy with this conviction is that during WWII the Soviet Union was the steadfast ally of the United States against Nazi Germany. So how could the Rosenberg's be guilty of anything but sharing information with an erstwhile ally?
The truth is that the fascist influence in the United States has never been eliminated. There are historic racist, anti-communist movements like the Ku Klux Klan and the Alt Right that identify with their counterparts around the world today just as they did in WWII. They are protected by puppets like Donald Trump and Theresa May.
We will always remember that the Rosenberg's are a beacon for peace, freedom, democracy, and socialism. They are the inspiration to carry on the anti-fascist work that we must do today. ¡Hasta la victoria siempre!