New Eastern Outlook
by Phil Butler
The report you are about to read may leave you disquieted. Some of you may doubt the discoveries herein too, at least for a spell. However puzzled you may have been over current world events though, by the time you are finished reading, you’ll certainly be able to fit the pieces of our broken world back together. The New Cold War you are witnessing is that “worst case scenario” for humanity you read in some horrid Sci-Fi account. The people left in charge of North America, Europe, and in other parts, they’ve set Armageddon in motion. Read on, if you dare.
When my colleague, Dutch geo-policy analyst Holger Eekhof strode into the office with a fist full of documents in his hands last week, there was no way of knowing he’d uncovered a Fourth Nazi Reich. So you know, if I had read any such suggestion four years ago, I certainly would have clicked off the page. So I won’t blame you if you do so now. The term “Nazi” is too often used to denote a guttural evil, but never more appropriately than right here. Allow me to get you up to speed, and then we can depart for humanity’s worst ever nightmare.
A Right Revision of Familiar History
When Adolf Hitler was elevated into power in Germany in the 1930s, the world’s industrialists were doing the hoisting onto humanity’s shoulders. British, German, and American companies divvied up trillions by today’s standards, in order to help create the most devastating war machine the world has ever known. Ford, GE, I.G. Farben (Bayer), Thyssen, the Rothschilds, the Rockefellers, and an elite list of European benefactors were irrefutable supporters of the early Nazi Reich. This lengthy report outlines a few of today’s most profitable companies that funded the most efficient killers in history. These facts are actually old news, but need reemphasis here for one reason. The funding continues.
In order to grasp the magnitude of today’s situation, one needs to imagine what the goals of Hitler’s Third Reich were. Furthermore, knowing what we do of Britain’s and America’s role during and after World War II, it will help the reader to imagine who might have been behind the real Third Reich, and with what strategy. This is a very deep inquiry, so let me simplify. What if the real perpetrators of Nazi horrors were not German or Austrian? How could, American and British interests best be served in such a horrid war? Given the outcomes it seems safe to calculate Germany was probably used as a surrogate in order to achieve the North Atlantic Alliance, for instance. After all, which corporate or elitist elements disappeared at the end of WW II? The answer there is obvious, so let’s move on.
The documents my colleague brought to our offices were from the European Parliament and innocuously titled; “EU strategic communications With a view to counteracting propaganda”. At first glance my thoughts were; “What’s so different here, NATO has been talking about anti-Russian cyber-warfare for months?” Reading the proposals though, I began to understand Eekhof’s vehemence. “We need to let people know now”, he told me. At which point I hurriedly drafted this piece for New Easter Outlook. Noting the alarm from Sputnik and RT about this time, it seemed the matter had been appropriately covered for that moment, until Mr. Eekhof called on an important point I had missed, the document’s reference to Orthodox Christianity. About three days after having delivered me the documents, Eekhof visited an old friend, a powerful former CDU leader from Trier, to ask him about Merkel’s party’s policies on this religious aspect. What the man told Eekhof turned my colleague’s world upside down. A devout supporter of Angela Merkel, Eekhof wanted the official take on the CDU’s part in framing Orthodoxy. The answer he got stunned the Dutchman. “If you do not agree with CDU policies, then perhaps you should leave the party”, the former official told him. Later, on contacting the CDU for an official statement, officers there passed the buck and diverted. The staggering implication remains though. A draft resolution before the EU Parliament is a doctrine for condemning and ultimately subverting Orthodoxy. Forget allegations RT and the other Russian networks are worse propagandists than western media, at least for the moment. This language mirrors the diabolical theories and practice of Hitler himself. This excerpt from his “Mein Kampf” is expressive:
“Propaganda must not investigate the truth objectively and, in so far as it is favorable to the other side, present it according to the theoretical rules of justice; yet it must present only that aspect of the truth which is favorable to its own side. (…) The receptive powers of the masses are very restricted, and their understanding is feeble. On the other hand, they quickly forget. Such being the case, all effective propaganda must be confined to a few bare essentials and those must be expressed as far as possible in stereotyped formulas. These slogans should be persistently repeated until the very last individual has come to grasp the idea that has been put forward. (…) Every change that is made in the subject of a propagandist message must always emphasize the same conclusion. The leading slogan must of course be illustrated in many ways and from several angles, but in the end one must always return to the assertion of the same formula.”
The 4th Reich’s Propaganda Ministry
Given this we end up with: Russia Today, Sputnik, RIA Novosti, and the Orthodox Church itself being complicit and the enemy of Europe. There is no other way of expressing what Brussels is now undertaking. This brings us to the revelation Germany and the other EU nations are essentially led by a familiar club. This brings us to comparisons of the Nazi newspaper Völkischer Beobachter, with modern equivalents owned by familiar companies. We need to remember what Hitler and his propaganda machine did just before invading Poland. I quote the fearsome Nazi again:
“I will provide a propagandistic casus belli (war provocation). Its credibility doesn’t matter. The victor will not be asked whether he told the truth.”
Most people in the so-called “west” now understand their media is bought and paid for. As for what to do about it, this remains the quandary, after all there is nowhere else to tune in to. I’ve made note of American and British corporate interests taking over the news, as have a hundred other independent journalists. Google forking over millions to “promote the message” in Europe, the western oligarchs like Rupert Murdoch owning the press, and even straight governmental control are visible harbingers today. As rife with Machiavellian intent as all this is, something we discovered this week shocked this American writer. When Holger Eekhof handed over a printout of an Axel Springer document, I could not believe my eyes. Something he said “every German knows”, is absolutely unknown to 99 percent of Americans. According to the Axel Springer’s policies, journalists there sign on the dotted line, as follows. A journalist is obliged to follow the points:
- To protect the interests of Germany and the European Union;
- To not put the interests of the Germans above the interests of the Jews and to cover news from Israel;
- To support NATO publications, and the values of the United States in general;
- To condemn totalitarianism;
- To protect free market trade.
This is a staggering realization. In Britain or America editorial control is enacted in unwritten but understood terms. In Germany though, the land where everything is written down in triplicate, news and opinion are contractually controlled. Freedom of the press is dead and buried, just as if Hitler himself had decreed it on his deathbed. When I asked Eekhof, if the even larger German media company Bertelsmann has a similar “contract”, the Dutchman simply said; “Why would the need one?” When I quizzed him further the reality sunk in. Anybody who is dependent on a media organization like the massive Bertelsmann literally has nowhere else to go if shunned. Most Americans have no idea this German conglomerate owns; Penguin Random House is the world’s largest book publishing company, BMG Music, let alone equity positions over 100 startup companies across the digital landscape. Even fewer people realize people like Heinrich Mohn, whose family still maintains control on the boards of Bertelsmann, was a prominent Schutzstaffel SS, and who inserted the company into the war effort like no other. It was Bertelsmann used Jewish slave labor at printing plants in Lithuania in order to supply Hitler’s Wehrmacht with literature.
Genesis of Social Darwinism
At this point it is critical that the reader recall, that after the Nazi seizure of power in 1933, Hitler established a Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda headed by Joseph Goebbels. The Ministry’s aim was to ensure that the Nazi message was successfully communicated through art, music, theater, films, books, radio, educational materials, and the press. This brings us to the current state of western democracies, and to an obscure US Military Intelligence report designated EW-Pa 128. As unbelievable as it may seem, this three page report sent sent by diplomatic pouch to Cordell Hull, the US Secretary of State in World War II, detailed how the German industrialists planned to create a “Fourth Reich” from underground, from the ashes of Hitler’s failed empire. The Third Reich was defeated militarily at the end of the war, but powerful Nazi-era bankers, industrialists and civil servants, reborn as democrats, soon prospered in the new West Germany. Their later work resulted in a Europe of economic and political integration we see today, but the Red House Report, as EW-Pa 128 is sometimes referred to, spoke of partnerships with American and other international business interests. This story on Mail Online details more how these industrialists diverted funds and influence westward until such time as Germany could rise predominant economically over the rest of Europe. This document fits nicely into a puzzle of international détente we now see toppling governments and establishing at least, a new world order of economics. Today the conspiracy theories we were enthralled by, but scoffed at later, appear truer than the “truth” broadcast to us. I remember reading some years back how the Soviets has assign KGB Major L. Besymenski in the late 1960s to probe the “death or escape” of one of the most notorious Nazis, one Martin Bormann. His conclusive report suggested Hitler’s organizational and economic henchman fled successfully to South America, rather than perishing in some Berlin ditch. Whether or not Bormann fled to Argentina or not, the flow of capital to the US, Switzerland and Latin America was voluminous. I have little space left to describe in Part I how this notorious Nazi helped fund a Fourth Reich, suffice it to say the famous Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal stated; “the last credible information confirms Bormann’s presence near the village of Ibiruba, near the Paraguayan border in the Brazilian province of Rio Grande do Sul.” This chapter in world history is a deep well of hidden machinations the likes of which the planet has never seen until today. On Bormann and the “industrialists”, I leave you with a quotation from the book, “Trading with the Enemy – The Nazi – American Money Plot 1933-1949″ by Charles Higham:
“Hermann Schmitz of I.G. Farben, entertaining him frequently for lunch at the Cloud Room in the Chrysler Building, Teagle’s favorite Manhattan haunt of the late 1920s and the 1930s. Teagle also was friendly with the pro-Nazi Sir Henri Deterding of Royal Dutch-Shell, who agreed with his views about capitalist domination of Europe and the ultimate need to destroy Russia.”
It was Schmitz who vested his wealth in Rockefeller’s Standard Oil, equaling the American industrialist’s stake in the company at one point. In this fact, and in this relationship, we find the key to deciphering today’s ongoing economic and societal chaos. Whether or not Nazis like Bormann escaped Hitler’s bunker in 1945, it is a certainty the economic and idealistic goals of National Socialism survived and thrived, not only in Germany, but especially in the United States. The influence of investment, and of key Nazi leadership as well as the economic structures of Nazism can be easily seen in the ultra-liberalism in America today. Furthermore, the idea of “Social Darwinism”, or the elevation of “superior” ideas and individuals, it permeates the American social psyche. For all the talk of equality in my country, the reality is a society of conformation to these “Fourth Reich” concepts. In my forthcoming articles I will discuss the people and systems which fostered this state of affairs, but for now it is important to grasp the notion Nazi Germany was really a worldwide (globalization) in the first place.
Looking at the United States, Britain and the EU today, it’s easy to see western industrialists like George Soros, and various NGOs like his Open Society Foundations and others, have for years been bending societies in Eastern Europe and around the world, in order to extend the hegemony (Reich). Organizations like the International Crisis Group and myriad political (Neo-cons), financial (IMF), educational (Free Exchange Campus), and media institutions (NewsCorp) form a basic institution of the new fascism. As we saw with the Obama administration’s Wall Street bailout, profit is private, while the burden of financial loss is as was described by the Italian anti-fascist politician Gaetano Salvemini in the 1930s. This key figure in the ideological class struggle of humanity, has been virtually forgotten. However, his so-called “Third Way” theories and ideas have resurfaced (so ironically) from the re-emergence of Russia, and from the administration of one Vladimir Putin. Salvemini advocated a third way for government and society in between Communists and Christian Democracy for post-war Italy, now Putin is the champion for modern Russia. This sets the stage for today’s west-east conflict. The drama is an old one though.
In a forthcoming article I will discuss in more detail where this Fourth Reich has led us. Through analysis of documents, such as the ones associated with the German term Neuordnung, or “New Order,” the framework of this Fourth Reich, the importance of Germany’s place in it, and how neo-fascism is working to first deconstruct, then reconstruct societies in the US and elsewhere.
Phil Butler, is a policy investigator and analyst, a political scientist and expert on Eastern Europe, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”.