Why you should fear the Fourth Reich
by Don Hank
Recently, in a mass email to friends, I referred to the Merkel regime as the Fourth Reich, and this raised eyebrows. One said “surely you can’t compare today’s Germany with the Third Reich?” My response was as follows:
My ancestors were all Germans. On at least my Dad’s side, they had been banished from their homeland by the Lutherans, who tortured, murdered and banished all persons openly professing Anabaptist beliefs.
I majored in German in college and studied the language in a Junior year abroad program in Marburg an der Lahn, West Germany, in 1963-4. Why does today’s German government remind me of the Nazis, based on my experiences and knowledge of the Germans?
A German playwright named Carl Zuckmeyer saw something in the German character that troubled him. He saw that most Germans were mesmerized by authority, eg, military uniforms. He wrote about this disturbing feature and in 1930, his tragicomic play, The Captain of Köpenick, was published.
Here is a short intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A912lD1xpy. This intro is followed by a movie version with English subtitles, which I suggest you take the time to view. I was assigned to read this play in the original German and found it fascinating because I had seen these very traits in people all around me during my year abroad.
Of course, if I were to say these things in public in today’s Germany, I would be at risk of arrest. And that feature of German government, largely accepted by the public, reinforces the description of their national character.
Hitler collaborated with the Muslims, like the Grand Mufti and Yugoslav Muslims, to kill Jews. Today’s Germany still collaborates with Muslims, inviting hordes of them to Europe, and they are destroying European culture and creating an existential crisis, including the killing of European Jews in France, eg, in a famous massacre at a Kosher grocery store in Paris last year but also in a famous massacre at a Jewish school.
The Third Reich had laws banning certain kinds of speech. In today’s Germany, there is a jail sentence provided for people who say the “wrong” things in public. For example, the well-known official story is that Hitler killed 6 million Jews. Anyone who says in public in Germany that he killed less than that number, can go to jail. Several authors, even non-Germans, have been jailed for writing books that counter the official view. I do not agree with these authors, but if you jail people for saying something instead of debating with them, then that suggests to the public that you do not have cogent arguments or are not intelligent enough to defend your views. It certainly reflects an authoritarian behavior and the fact that the Germans accept this reflects the sheeplike traits that Carl Zuckmeyer expressed in his play, as described below and in the linked film. In addition to Holocaust denial, you can go to jail or pay a fine for insulting someone or for inciting ethnic violence. In other words, if you don’t agree with Mohammed’s theology (and I do not), then you are not free to say so or explain why in Germany – a “free world” country.
It was Merkel’s government that condemned EU countries that refused — for reasons of public security — to take in countless “refugees” even though security officials have stated that there are almost certainly terrorist sleeper cells hidden among them. She tried to enact laws via the EU that would punish these countries for refusing to put their citizens at risk. The Germans generally went along with her idea but other nations balked. This was the beginning of what is now a growing rift in the EU. It will not heal until finally the whole rotten system collapses.
BTW, Merkel had sent millions of euros to support the Arab Spring that saw foreign fighters come illegally to Syria in an attempt to oust Assad. Now, instead of accepting the refugee flood that Merkel and her partners in Washington created, the proper thing to do would be to fight ISIS and other terror groups such as Al-Qaeda (currently called Al-Nusra, but it is the same group that knocked down the WTC on 911). Instead, she and her Atlanticist partners in crime (eg, John McCain) support Al-Nusra with arms and training and want to defeat the Russians, the only world power that sincerely fights ISIS and Al-Nusra terror and protects Christians and other minorities in Syria. If the West accepted responsibility for its evil actions and helped Russia clear ISIS out of Syria, it could invest, jointly with Russia and others, in Syrian infrastructure and resources and provide jobs and safety to the Syrian people, who would then have no reason to migrate to Europe.
And then, there is the matter of foreign policy. The “free” country of Germany has sided with the authoritarian Turkish president Erdogan against Russia and Syria. She, like the Washington government, has a visceral suspicion of all things Russian and, like our government, finds it intolerable that Russia refuses to kowtow to the West. Though no one admits it, this is racism pure and simple, a reflection of the previous Reich, though directed at a different group – although Hitler irrationally thought the Slavs – to whom, ironically, he lost his army – were inferior.
Before the illegal coup that destroyed Ukraine, German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier travelled to the Maidan to encourage Kiev to illegally and violently overthrow a regime that was friendly to Russia. During that time, he, along with US activists like John McCain, posed for photo-ops with activists having fascist associations, as described by Rodney Atkinson:
“Steinmeier, who recently said that eurosceptics and those nations who sought democratic self government were “a danger to peace in Europe,” was pleased to meet the leader of an extreme nationalistic and fascist party Oleh Tiahnybok with whom “Germany’s man”, Klitschko has been pleased to collaborate.” [my bolding—Don]
Recently, Berlin announced joint military drills with the troops of Turkey’s aspiring Muslim dictator Erdogan, who is known to be supporting ISIS. Of course, now that the Turkish government has seen another massacre and has attributed it to ISIS, we are supposed to believe that suddenly, the Turks are on our side.
However, if you believe the msm and Erdogan, namely, that the attacks were perpetrated by ISIS, then you must read an earlier report of mine showing that ISIS invariably claims responsibility for its attacks within one day and often the same day as the attack, as shown here http://laiglesforum.com/isis-always-claim-responsibility-except-in-turkey/3734.htm. In this latest Turkish attack, ISIS did not claim responsibility. Possible suspects include Kurdish separatists and the Turkish secret service.
At any rate, it is highly unlilkely ISIS was responsible. After all, you should know by now that Erdogan routinely sends ISIS fighters across his border into Syria and his son has bought oil stolen by ISIS from the Syrian people (see: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-11-25/meet-man-who-funds-isis-bilal-erdogan-son-turkeys-president). After all, claiming responsibility is a form of advertising for ISIS. They are not about to let a good propaganda moment go to waste. Indeed, they often claim responsibility for attacks that they themselves did not plan, like the recent lone wolf attack in Orlando. So why wouldn’t they claim responsibility in Turkey? I think this is best explained by the hypothesis that Erdogan and the attackers are on the same side. Of course, CIA chief John Brennan, a Muslim, supports Turkey’s claim that it was ISIS, claiming that it has their earmarks – sure, John, the devious Turkish dictator would not be capable of imitating ISIS, would he? He also admits that ISIS rarely takes credit for attacks in Turkey. He doesn’t say why. There can be no rational explanation – unless you accept the proposition that Erdogan is lying and that ISIS did not perpetrate the attack.
It is clear to me that the reason Merkel has taken Erdogan’s side is that he has her blackmailed with the “refugees,” housed within his borders. He has on one occasion threatened to put refugees on busses and send them to Europe if she does not comply with a certain demand. If the West were in the hands of sane and rational people, Turkey would be ousted from NATO and sanctioned.
But the harsh fact of the matter is that Erdogan owns Merkel like the Saudis own the US government, as I showed here: http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/hank/150314.
And that is a very dangerous situation. We should never believe that once a war has been fought and won, the ingredients that went into brewing that war are now cleared away. Of course, no one is saying that the Germans are going to start throwing Jews into ovens. But siding with Muslim radicals and letting them wreak havoc all over Europe, and then aiding the higher powers that created and foster the terror groups responsible for the havoc (the Saudis and Turkey in this case), is a really bad sign. So is the strong German support for the dictatorial (and collapsing) EU, whose unelected EU Commission is the only agency that is allowed to propose legislation, and which overrides all national laws, reducing the individual states to mere vassals.
Nonetheless, I would be remiss to apply the term “Fourth Reich” only to the German nation. The term applies to the Atlanticist empire as a whole.