The Third Way between socialism and capitalism was the original brainchild of Adolph Hitler. It reared its head again in America in 1990, when Bill Clinton, the stealth-socialist candidate, became chairman of its principal organization, the Democratic Leadership Council. Tony Blair and the heads of most European countries are Third Way advocates and work in concert to implement this socialist shell game.

Government control of power sources is the first target of The Third Way because, by means of it, a country’s people can be completely controlled, even brought to their knees. It is my thesis here that California’s energy crisis has been government-orchestrated in order to provide the state with an opportunity to socialize the utility industry, just as surely as the Clintons attempted to nationalize health care.

When I was a kid, one of my favorite games was connecting the dots. You followed a series of numbers from one dot to another until a picture became apparent. Now the fact that the governor of a minor state is named to lead the DLC should tip off anyone to the fact that he was already programmed to be the Democratic presidential candidate in 1992. But what does all this have to do with California’s energy crisis?

It was the state Public Utilities Commission (PUC) that orchestrated the crisis by not permitting Pacific Gas and Electric to make long-term contracts for buying electrical power, while “deregulating” the price wholesalers could charge PG&E. At the same time, the rates which PG&E could charge its customers were frozen by the PUC.

Imagine this scenario as a poker game with the players named Cal, PG&E, Wholesaler, and John Q. Public. Cal gets to name the game and its rules. He says, “The cost is one chip per card for everybody except PG&E. When PG&E has to buy from Wholesaler, Wholesaler can charge PG&E whatever he wants per card. After awhile, PG&E is nearly out of money, but Cal says, “You got to sell something to me in order to stay in the game. How about your transmission lines? And I’ll sell some bonds, which John Q. Public can pay for to help you stay in the game.”

Obviously such a game is a bad deal for both PG&E and John Q. Public, and good for Cal and his Wholesaler friends, but that’s the way the deck is stacked against privately-owned industry in the so-called “Third Way” between capitalism and socialism. In the Old West, such a rigged game would have resulted in a shoot-out between PG&E and Cal but, in today’s new West, private industry’s hands are tied.

Witness the exchange between Loretta Lynch, the hand-picked Third Way president of the PUC, and a lawyer for a southern-California utility who complained in December to the PUC that his company had already spent more than half-a-million for notices to customers that they would soon have to pay more for their energy — because the company was having to pay a great deal more — thanks to the PUC’s deregulation.

According to the Los Angeles Times (12/29/00), “Loretta Lynch narrowed her eyes, obviously displeased. ‘In the future, you will comply with our rules and procedures and get approval before you begin to notify four million Californians of whatever the heck you want to say to them.'” And then she added, “‘Suspend all efforts to willy-nilly mail whatever you want to mail.'”

This encounter is a perfect example of The Third Way socialist philosophy in action. Business exists — not for profit — but to do the will of the government, even if that business becomes unprofitable. Witness the tobacco industry, which has been permitted to stay in business only by “giving” the majority of the purchase price of a pack of cigarettes to federal and state governments in the form of taxes.

Herewith is a brief lesson on Hitler’s concept of The Third Way, and how it is being implemented in America today. Contrary to Lenin and Russian socialism, Hitler did not want government ownership of production, but his National Socialism was indeed socialism and not fascism, which was installed in Italy by Mussolini. One great advantage to permitting businesses to retain private ownership is that the state does not have to pay to employ them to work for the state, even though in the final analysis they are doing just that. All property was seen as “common property,” philosophically collectivized so to speak, and not in actuality as in Stalin’s “collective farms.”

Nevertheless, the Nazis explained, legal ownership of property is secondary to control of property and individuals. Private citizens my hold title to property and business, but the state will regulate their usage. We have all heard callous examples of persons’ property being declared “wetlands” or sanctuaries for endangered species, so that in effect the property was held in trust for the government, while the owner still paid taxes on the property to the government. Clinton’s collectivization of millions of acres for the federal government dwarfs Stalin’s collective farms.

National Socialism meant collectivization in Statism, and was not limited to merely economics. “To be a socialist,” declared Goebbels, “is to submit the I to the thou. Socialism is sacrificing the individual to the whole.” In the final analysis, no one can say that the Nazis did not sacrifice enough individuals for their New World Order, but we’re talking about economics here, the profit and loss in California’s energy crisis. National Socialism controlled prices, just as the PUC controls private utility rates. And this is what is meant by The Third Way — socialism in the outward guise of capitalism.

The Nazi Ministry of Economics declared, “The time is past when the notion of economic self-seeking and unrestricted use of profits made can be allowed to dominate … The economic system must serve the nation.” Certainly the founders of the Democratic Leadership Council agreed with this philosophy and they began to pave the way for Clinton as the stealth-socialist candidate when they elected him president of the DLC in 1990. Control of the population, therefore, is the key priority of The Third Way. Short of the tanks used against citizens at Waco, one cannot imagine a more effective way to put an enemy of the state out of business than by pulling the plug on one’s home or business power. And if the state controls energy, that is what can happen. Certainly not the kind of America the Founding Fathers had in mind.

Now let us play the game of connecting the dots backwards from PUC president, Loretta Lynch to The Third Way. The home page of the CPUC gives us her “professional summary” which, considering her position, is remarkable for her not knowing a damn thing about the energy business nor having any experience in it. We are told that prior to her appointment by Gov. Gray Davis, she was the director of his Office of Planning and Research, which entailed “overseeing review of land developments and developing affirmative policy proposals and projects at the direction of the Governor.” One of these pet projects of the governor must have been how to go about getting control of private utility companies according to Third Way precepts.

But why would Davis pick Lynch for his OPR mission? Connecting the dots backwards, we find in 1994 Lynch managed the statewide campaign of Delaine Eastin’s successful bid to become State Supervisor of Public Instruction. Reams could be written about Eastin, but suffice to say she was one of the foremost architects of the “feelings-based,” dumbing-down process in California education. She even resisted reinstating phonics in the schools after the Whole Language method resulted in California kids dropping to the basement in reading abilities. Of course, you cannot control a literate populace as easily as one that has been dumbed-down, and control is everything in The Third Way. National socialism despised logic and rationality. Hitler declared, “We must distrust the intelligence and the conscience and must place our trust in our instincts. Trust your instincts, your feelings, or whatever you like to call them.”

The final dot in our picture of Loretta Lynch connects to — surprise! — the head honcho of The Third Way himself. “In 1992,” says the CPUC website, “Ms. Lynch moved to Little Rock to help start the quick response team for President Clinton’s first presidential bid.” Furthermore, we are told that Lynch went on from there to become “deputy campaign manager for Senator Diane Feinstein,” one of the biggest New World Order players in American politics.

So where does California’s energy crisis stand as of this writing? Southern California Edison has agreed to sell the state its transmission power lines, but PG&E is balking. Chairman Curtis Hebert of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has said that this brainchild of Davis’ would amount to “nationalization” of energy so, at present, there is no resolution. However, if we recall that the private utilities began the inexorable drift towards bankruptcy when the PUC deregulated wholesale — but not retail — rates then the picture of Loretta Lynch as a power broker for The Third Way is clear unless, of course, you have been educated (or brainwashed) to trust your feelings and to regard everything I have said as propaganda of the vast-right-wing conspiracy. If so, “Heil Hitler!”

Richard Roberts is the author of eight books and sends out a weekly newsletter for $12 per year. He may be contacted at

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