Can we not see that the Americans’ assertion of superiority over other races and entitlement to others’ lands is absolutely equivalent to the Nazis?
Worse than simply being equivalent, the Native American genocide was the precursor to the Nazi Holocaust.
The Holocaust is the greatest crime in history, one that people remain desperate to understand. Germany’s plunge from the heights of civilization to the depths of barbarism is an everlasting shock…
Americans have an especially insatiable appetite for Nazi-themed books, films, television shows, documentaries, video games, and comic books. Stories of the Second World War console us with memories of the days…when the United States was the world’s good-hearted superpower, riding to the rescue of a Europe paralyzed by totalitarianism and appeasement. Yet an eerie continuity [of Nazism] became visible in the postwar years, as German scientists were imported to America…the resulting technologies of mass destruction exceeded Hitler’s darkest imaginings. The Nazis idolized many aspects of American society: the cult of sport, Hollywood production values, the mythology of the frontier. From boyhood on, Hitler devoured the Westerns of the popular German novelist Karl May. In 1928, Hitler remarked, approvingly, that white settlers in America had “gunned down the millions of redskins to a few hundred thousand.” When he spoke of Lebensraum, the German drive for “living space” in Eastern Europe, he often had America in mind.
Among recent books on Nazism, the one that may prove most disquieting for American readers is James Q. Whitman’s “Hitler’s American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law” (Princeton)…Whitman methodically explores how the Nazis took inspiration from American racism of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He notes that, in “Mein Kampf,” Hitler praises America as the one state that has made progress toward a primarily racial conception of citizenship, by “excluding certain races from naturalization.” Whitman writes that the discussion of such influences is almost taboo, because the crimes of the Third Reich are commonly defined as “the nefandum, the unspeakable descent into what we often call ‘radical evil.’ ” But the kind of genocidal hatred that erupted in Germany had been seen before and has been seen since. Only by stripping away its national regalia and comprehending its essential human form do we have any hope of vanquishing it… [Emphasis added.]
World War II, which took place between September 1939 and September 1945, was the bloodiest conflict in human history. Though no exact casualty count for the war exists, it is thought that up to 85 million people were killed as a direct or indirect result of the conflict. The war involved all of the world’s great powers, and touched nearly every corner of the globe…
Hitler was able to ascend to power in Germany in part because he was successful in tapping the anger of the German people in response to the terms of their surrender in the First World War. The Treaty of Versaillescompelled Germany to give up large amounts of territory, and pay war reparations, which significantly damaged the German economy.
The economic ruin brought on by the Great Depression of the 1930s helped bring about the rise of many extremist movements in Europe, of which Nazism and fascism were just two.
And not just in Europe – in the United States as well.
In the America of the 1930s, pro-Hitler groups like The Friends of New Germany carried out propaganda and intimidation campaigns to disseminate the National Socialist agenda. Their members wore uniforms, consisting of a white shirt and black trousers for men, topped by a black hat with a red symbol. Female attire included a white blouse and a black skirt.
In 1936, the Amerikadeutscher Volksbund, or German American Bund, was created as “an organization of patriotic Americans of German stock.” They ran around 20 camps for youth and training, eventually establishing 70 regional divisions around the nation.
The ostensible goal of the German American Bund was to represent Americans of German descent but its true objective was to promote the views of Nazi Germany. The Bund played into the growing “America First” stance that sought to keep the U.S. out of World War 2, while amplifying its racist messages.
Credit: Library of CongressOne of the most astonishing events held by the Bund was the “Americanization” rally it held at Madison Square Garden in New York on February 20th, 1939. The event, attended by 20,000 people, consisted of railing against Jewish conspiracies, President Roosevelt and similar sentiment. While speaking, the leader (Bundesführer) of the organization, Fritz Julius Kuhn (a chemical engineer by trade), spewed anti-Semitism, calling the President “Frank D. Rosenfield” while describing his New Deal as a “Jew Deal”. He referred to the U.S government as a whole as “Bolshevik-Jewish” and kept attacking the press and American culture as being run by the Jews…
check out the Academy Award-nominated short documentary film A Night at the Garden:
Field of Vision – A Night at the Garden from Field of Vision on Vimeo.
Besides the rallies—there were many held throughout the ’30s—one of the main efforts to inculcate Nazi ideology in America took place in summer camps…
The camps had boys and girls from 8 to 18, most often the children or grandchildren of German immigrants. Nearly a quarter of all U.S. citizens was of German descent in the 1930s…
Along with usual activities you might find at a summer camp, the kids who attended were taught about Hitler’s racial ideas, dressed in Nazi-esque uniforms, practiced drills and addressed higher-ups with Hitler salutes.
In our current age of unapologetic racism and resurgent authoritarianism, the mechanics of Hitler’s rise are a particularly pressing matter.
Caucasians whether in the United States of America and Europe don’t want to be equalized with impoverished peoples from colonized lands. We want to maintain our privileged lifestyle at their expense exactly like the Roman Empire from which we were birthed.
This aspect of American mentality is so very, very important that it is well worth digging in here to “get it”. Where-ever you find the highest achievements in the arts and sciences is where you will find a Romanesque Imperialism.
I will, as others have, allegorize Babylon with Berlin, the capitol of the world in the 1920’s, as rich in crime as it was in culture.
As you read the historical record of Berlin in its prime, realize that this also describes Nimrod’s Babylon. The power brokers in Berlin were struggling to reclaim the glory of the pre-war empire that was destroyed in the catastrophe of WWI. The power brokers in Babylon were struggling to revive the glory of the pre-flood empire that was destroyed in the catastrophe of the flood. Both were successful. Also as you read, file away for future examination the parallels between Berlin society and our own.
Germany, and Berlin in particular, was fertile ground for intellectuals, artists,and innovators from many fields during the Weimar Republic years...[between the two wars] Nine German citizens were awarded Nobel prizes during the Weimar Republic, five of whom were Jewish scientists, including two in medicine. Jewish intellectuals and creative professionals were among the prominent figures in many areas of Weimar culture…. With the rise of Nazismand the ascent to power of Adolf Hitlerin 1933, many German intellectuals and cultural figures, both Jewish and non-Jewish, fled Germany for the United States [don’t miss that]…Remarkable for the way it emerged from a catastrophe, more remarkable for the way it vanished into a still greater catastrophe, the world of Weimar representsmodernism in its most vivid manifestation…By 1919, an “influx” of labor had migrated toBerlin turning it into one of the most fertile grounds for the modern arts and sciences in history…Many foundational contributions to quantum mechanicswere made in Weimar Germany or by German scientists during the Weimar period. While temporarily at the University of Copenhagen, German physicistWerner Heisenberg formulated his Uncertainty principle, and, withMax Born and Pascual Jordan, accomplished the first complete and correct definition of quantum mechanics, through the invention ofMatrix mechanics…Albert Einstein rose to public prominence during his years in Berlin, being awarded theNobel Prize for Physics in 1921. He was forced to flee Germany and the Nazi regime in 1933…Physician Magnus Hirschfeldestablished theInstitut für Sexualwissenschaft (Institute for Sexology) in 1919…Hirschfeld…was a vocal advocate for homosexual, bisexual, and transgender legal rights for men and women, repeatedly petitioning parliament for legal changes…Philosopher Rudolf Steiner, like Diefenbach, was a follower of Theosophy. Steiner had an enormous influence on thealternative health movement before his death in 1925 and far beyond…The integration of spirituality and homeopathy is controversial…Steiner was also an early proponent oforganic agriculture, in the form of a holisticconcept later called biodynamic agriculture…Prostitution rose in Berlin and elsewhere in the areas of Europe left ravaged by World War I. This means of survival for desperate women, and sometimes men, became normalized to a degree in the 1920s. During the war, venereal diseases such assyphilis andgonorrheaspread at a rate that warranted government attention…Crime in general developed in parallel with prostitution in the city…Berlin eventually acquired a reputation as a hub of drug dealing (cocaine, heroin, tranquilizers) and the black market. The police identified 62 organized criminal gangs in Berlin, calledRingvereine...Apart from the new tolerance for behaviour that was technically still illegal, and viewed by a large part of society as immoral, there were other developments in Berlin culture that shocked many visitors to the city. Thrill-seekers came to the city in search of…Berlin’s erotic night entertainment venues. There were an estimated 500 such establishments, that included a large number of homosexual venues for men and for lesbians; sometimes transvestites of one or both genders were admitted…There were also several nudist venues…Artists in Berlin became fused with the city’s underground culture as the borders between cabaret and legitimate theatre blurred…While a large part of the population continued to struggle with high unemployment and deprivations in the aftermath of World War I, the upper class of society, and a growing middle class, gradually rediscovered prosperity and turned Berlin into a cosmopolitan city.
When we understand that Babylon was not just a glorious manifestation of humanistic triumphs by godless egomaniacs, but also a vile pit of despair for the people enslaved by those power-addicted psychopaths, we can understand our characters’ motivations and relationships with each other as they joined forces with competing power-driven and death-dealing entities. With this in mind, in the context of the Cold War with the Communists, reconsider President Kennedy’s famous speech to Germans with its even more famous closing statement “I am a Berliner.”
“The relationship between the U.S. and Germany in the 1930s is very complicated and multilayered.. “While the Congress was committed to non-interventionism, the financial and corporate sector had lots of interests in Germany. A bunch of American companies like IBM [and] Coca Cola had large investments in Germany in the 1930s, and a number of them invested more heavily in Germany after Hitler came to power…”
Some American businesses wanted to do business in Nazi Germany and some individual Americans did have a good impression of Hitler and felt as if he shared their values. These American Nazi groups went underground after Pearl Harbor, only to re-emerge after the war—and some are still thriving today…
“The America First movement was very much a pro-Nazi movement, and it was those people who said we should have a great relationship with Hitler. A contingent wanted America to remain neutral only so long as Hitler was able to rearm Germany, conquer Europe and then they wanted Hitler to conquer America or be part of an alliance with Germany.”
In January 1942…President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the establishment of the War Production Board. Its purpose was to convert the factories of peacetime industries into manufacturing plants for weapons and military equipment for the fight.
While these weapons were publicized as being used to fight the Nazis, American powerbrokers actively supported the Nazis’ rise to power while leaning far enough to the side of the then-most powerful world agency – the British Empire – to come out on the winning side regardless of who won.
As the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz comes and goes, the long-controversial links between American industrialists and the rise of the Nazi regime have become clearer, thanks to recently uncovered documents.
The ties between Hitler’s Nazis and American businessmen such as Henry Ford, Averell Harriman, and Senator Prescott Bush, the father of George HW Bush, have long been cited in lawsuits filed by Holocaust survivors seeking compensation for their suffering. The late Senator Prescott Bush’s German assets were seized in 1942 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt under the Trading with the Enemy Act, which also carried prison penalties which Bush escaped.
Historical scholarship over the last decade shows that Bush was deeply enmeshed in business which was vital to the rise of Nazi Germany, and almost certainly knew that his profits were driven by slave labor…The American companies were heavily involved in German business during Hitler’s rise between 1933, when Adolf Hitler consolidated dictatorial powers…through the 1939 invasion of Poland, and even after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the declaration of war upon Germany by the United States. Many say that the German “economic miracle” in fact was built on the slave laborof Jews, Poles, and other “undesirables” under the Nazi regime…
During World War II, about 12 million people were kidnapped from their homes across Europe and beyond and forced to work for the Nazi regime in Germany. The slaves were not only put to work in camps, the most infamous of applications of forced labor, but in all areas of German industry…
At one point fully 20% of the German workforce was slave labor from foreign countries, German Jews, and other “undesirables.” Often, the forced laborers were simply worked to death , to spare the expense of housing and feeding.
The Franklin Delano Roosevelt administration did not seize Prescott Bush’s assets affiliated with Thyssen, the German industrial giant, until 1942 under the Trading with the Enemy Act. This means that between 1939, when massive numbers of Jewish and Polish slave laborers were being rounded up, and 1942, when Bush had his German assets seized, Prescott Bush was fully involved in the German economy during the worst of the slave labor regime, and profiting by it.