Paul Joseph Watson
Monday, March 1, 2010
A new proposal by France and Germany to create a federal European economic government in the name of mandating fiscal responsibility and avoiding a repeat of the turmoil in Greece chillingly mirrors similar plans put forward by top Nazis in the 1940’s as a means of preserving fascist power at the end of world war two – men who were responsible for founding the EU in the first place.
“With Greek finances dragging down the euro, calls for coordinated fiscal policy within the common currency zone have become more frequent. Now, Germany and France have presented a paper outlining what such a regime might look like,” reports Spiegel Online, outlining the move towards a centrally planned economy with Brussels exercising complete control over of the financial affairs of member states in a shocking lurch towards economic fascism.
Chair of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, who received the new proposal from German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble and French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde, highlighted the need for a “European economic government” to solve the Greece debt crisis.
“An early idea for a common European economic policy, voiced by European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso in early February, called for forcing countries to institute structural reforms under pain of financial sanctions,” states the report.
The plan for a new “European economic government” is also endorsed by former German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer, according to the report.
Fischer urged that “the French and German governments establish a financial oversight body with the teeth to assert control over the finances of member states.”
As we have exhaustively documented, the European Common Market, the precursor to the European Union, was a brainchild of top Nazis in the 1940’s who wanted to preserve fascist power in the event of defeat in world war two.
US Military Intelligence report EW-Pa 128, also known as The Red House Report, details how top Nazis secretly met at the Maison Rouge Hotel in Strasbourg on August 10, 1944 and, knowing Germany was on the brink of military defeat, conspired to create a Fourth Reich – a pan-European economic empire based around a European common market, precisely what the new German-French proposal calls for.
Wealthy Nazi industrialists like Alfried Krupp of Krupp Industries and Friedrich Flick, as well as front companies like BMW, Siemens and Volkswagen, set about the task of building a new pan-European business empire. According to historian Dr Michael Pinto-Duschinsky, an adviser to Jewish former slave laborers, “For many leading industrial figures close to the Nazi regime, Europe became a cover for pursuing German national interests after the defeat of Hitler….The continuity of the economy of Germany and the economies of post-war Europe is striking. Some of the leading figures in the Nazi economy became leading builders of the European Union.”
One such figure was banking titan Hermann Abs, who joined board of Deutsche Bank during the rise of Nazis, also sat on the supervisory board of I.G. Farben, the company that made the Zyklon B gas used to kill concentration camp victims. “Abs was put in charge of allocating Marshall Aid – reconstruction funds – to German industry. By 1948 he was effectively managing Germany’s economic recovery,” writes author Adam Lebor.
“Crucially, Abs was also a member of the European League for Economic Co-operation, an elite intellectual pressure group set up in 1946. The league was dedicated to the establishment of a common market, the precursor of the European Union.”
The European League for Economic Co-operation developed policies for European integration that almost mirrored those proposed by Nazis just years previously.
In his book “Europe’s Full Circle,” Rodney Atkinson provides a list of policies proposed by Nazis and their similarity to today’s European Union.
- Europaische Wirtshaftsgemeinschaft
European Economic Community
- European Currency System
European Exchange Rate Mechanism
- Europabank (Berlin)
European Central Bank (Frankfurt)
- European Regional Principle
Committee of the Regions
- Common Labour Policy
- Economic and Trading Agreements
“Is it possible that the Fourth Reich those Nazi industrialists foresaw has, in some part at least, come to pass?” asks Lebor.
“These three typewritten pages are a reminder that today’s drive towards a European federal state is inexorably tangled up with the plans of the SS and German industrialists for a Fourth Reich – an economic rather than military imperium.”
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
As we have highlighted in the past, Nazism and the EU have some very disturbing parallels. Indeed, the two are fundamentally intertwined and the origins of the EU can be traced directly back to the Nazis. No wonder therefore that nearly 70 years later, the march towards a federal European superstate with a centrally planned economy run by unelected bureaucrats is coming to fruition.
The foundations for the EU and ultimately the Euro single currency were laid by the secretive Bilderberg Group in the mid-1950’s. Bilderberg’s own leaked documents prove that the agenda to create a European common market and a single currency were formulated by Bilderberg in 1955. One of the group’s principle founders was H. Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, a former Nazi SS officer.
But the ideological framework for the European Union goes back even further, to the 1940’s when top Nazi economists and academics outlined the plan for a single European economic community, an agenda that was duly followed after the end of the second world war.
In his 1940 book The European Community, Nazi Economics Minister and war criminal Walther Funk wrote about the need to create a “Central European Union” and “European Economic Area” and for fixed exchange rates, stating “No nation in Europe can achieve on its own the highest level of economic freedom which is compatible with all social requirements…The formation of very large economic areas follows a natural law of development….interstate agreements in Europe will control [economic forces generally]…There must be a readiness to subordinate one’s own interests in certain cases to those of [the EC].”
How different is Funk’s call for governments to subordinate their economic interests to those of Europe compared with Barroso’s insistence that EU member states should be forced to “institute structural reforms under pain of financial sanctions”? The similarity is frightening.
Funk’s co-authors echoed his sentiments. Nazi academic Heinrich Hunke wrote, “Classic national economy..is dead…community of fate which is the European economy…fate and extent of European co-operation depends on a new unity economic plan”.
A “new unity economic plan,” this is precisely what France and Germany are proposing – centralized financial control over the economies of Europe ruled by Brussels.
Fellow Nazi Gustav Koenig observed, “We have a real European Community task before us…I am convinced that this Community effort will last beyond the end of the war.”
In 1940, Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels ordered the creation of the “large-scale economic unification of Europe,” believing that “in fifty years’ time [people would] no longer think in terms of countries.” Just 53 years later, the European Union in its current form was established.
So you have one of Hitler’s most loyal Nazi allies calling for “Economic unification of Europe,” and now former German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer is demanding the establishment of “a financial oversight body with the teeth to assert control over the finances of member states.”
Even on the face of it, the fact that the EU, which began as a free trade area, is now seeking to have its unelected members directly control national economies, is completely dictatorial, authoritarian, and represents the anti-thesis of any notion of democracy or representation of the people of Europe. Add the fact that the exact same agenda was pursued by one of the most notoriously criminal and barbaric regimes in history and surely alarm bells should be ringing?
Other top Nazis who called for the creation of a pan-European federal economic superstate include Ribbentrop, Quisling and Seyss-Inquart, who spoke of “The new Europe of solidarity and co-operation among all its people… will find…rapidly increasing prosperity once national economic boundaries are removed.”
Most of the individuals who hold the reigns of power in the European Union are not Nazis, indeed, they probably believe themselves to be fair-minded liberals working for the “greater good”. However, the European Union by its very nature is totalitarian, because it seeks to remove power from national governments accountable to their electorate and centralize it into the hands of supra-national entities that are accountable to nobody but themselves. It also seeks to remove the right of free speech for anyone in a position of influence who criticizes this agenda.
The fact that the EU was a brainchild of top Nazi economists and industrialists, formulated as a means of preserving dictatorial power and then implemented by a former Nazi working under the auspices of the Bilderberg Group in 1955, proves that the entire European Union system is poisoned with a legacy and a raison d’être of totalitarianism.
The additional knowledge that the European Union is now pursuing identical economic policies to those voiced by top Nazis, several of whom went on to found the EU in its embryonic stages, is a chilling reminder of how fundamentally anti-democratic and fascist the EU is becoming as it swallows up more power from member states and appoints itself as the supreme dictator of an entire continent.
Watch a discussion of the Nazi roots of the European Union below.