Germany’s Golden Age
Towards the end of WWI, the German population began revolting against the monarchy that had ruled their nation for centuries. Uprisings took place all over the country. Just before the war started, King Ludwig II had been deposed and likely murdered, throwing the monarchy into a crisis. Later on, once the USA entered the war, it was clear exhausted Germany was headed toward a catastrophic defeat. After the war, the only way to deal with its immense debts was for Germany to keep printing worthless paper money and the price of a loaf of bread soon skyrocketed to a million marks. But Germany survived this hyper-inflation and instituted its first democracy, known today as the Weimar Republic. One wonders what the world would look like today had this democracy survived. Many of the best and brightest were located in Germany at the time: not just scientists, but also artists, composers, musicians, and architects. Suddenly, Germany was leading the world in the arts of literature, film, theater and music. There was great hope that the days of the feudal lords were over and perhaps real democracy would begin flourishing around the world, with the Weimar Republic as its shining star.
I’ve always wondered, how did Europe’s largest country fall so far so fast? Within a few short years, all trace of this amazing Weimar revolution was over and fascism was on the rise around the globe. Many leaders of the Weimar Republic would flee the country or wind up dead or in jail. What actually caused the end of the Weimar Republic and Germany’s brief Golden Age was the 1929 stockmarket crash.
In retrospect, one wonders today whether the international banking community had anything to do with orchestrating this crash, which soon sent Germany and many other countries careening into military dictatorships. What sort of a world would we be living in today had not millions of people died during WWII? Certainly, the progressives in Germany had no interest in fomenting another war. Today, we know the rise of Hitler was not just supported by a few major German corporations, like Thyssen, Krupt and especially I.G. Farben (Europe’s biggest corporation, known everywhere simply as “The Cartel”), but also through the support of English, Dutch and American banks. In the States, funding for Hitler came from the Union Bank of New York, which had been established in 1926. Prescott Bush (G.W.’s grandfather) was one of the bank’s directors.
War is money. Most corporations inside the military-industrial complex make more than 17 times the profit during war that they can produce during peace, so these corporations can be expected to pull any strings possible to keep a war economy moving forward. Both Communism and fascism were likely financed by the same bankers to foment a collision between the two ideologies and prevent the rise of real democracies like the Weimar Republic.
Even though Hitler claimed his goal was to rid the world of the international bankers, in fact, all he did was kill off the Jewish lower and middle classes, the gypsies, the communists and the gays. The bankers, meanwhile, were virtually untouched. The headquarters for the international banking community at the time was in London, and after Hitler captured most of Europe, many assumed he would invade England as his next move. Strangely, instead of moving against England, however, Hitler broke his pact with Stalin and invaded Russia instead, opening up another front, a move that insured the eventual defeat of Germany.
When you kill off your progressive artists and revolutionary leaders, it’s not that difficult to blame the assassinations on designated scapegoats and lead society toward a dictatorship. The alpha leaders who are capable of fomenting positive change are actually few in number and hard to replace. Real democracies are dangerous to corporations because they can spread like a virus. War is a tool used to prevent their rise.
In my opinion, the German people are not to be blamed for Hitler. Blame the bankers, the ones who put up the money to finance Hitler’s rise to power. Isn’t is strange the German corporations that funded Hitler are all alive and well today? They did break I.G. Farben into several pieces, similar to the way the Rockefeller oil monopoly was split into the Seven Sisters, but really the family dynasties holding the strings of financial power have changed little since WWII.