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24 July 2017

A Speech Composed of Fake Hitler-Quotes

Some conservative prankster thought that he would embarrass the leftist audience at an "Impeach Trump March" in Chicago by addressing to them a speech consisting of alleged Hitler-quotes. 

I can tell that he is a conservative because (1) he knows nothing about Hitler, and (2) he still thinks that responding positively to anything said by Hitler should be a source of shame.

The shame is his. It is bad enough to adopt such a cowardly and self-crippling form of rhetoric as The leftists are the real Nazis or The Democrats are the real racists, but beyond that, the alleged Hitler-quotes that he used are mostly fake. 

Here is the text of that short speech, with footnotes and color-code indicating the real sources, where I could determine them. Only the green text represents authentic Hitler-quotes.

Ladies, Gentleman, and non-binary members of this congregation:
I would like to thank everyone for coming out today to support the constitutional rule of law, I stand here today, a veteran of these United States armed forces, and a proud 21st century patriot. I would like to take this opportunity to talk about this oppressive regime, and the repressive regime that constitutes capitalism as a whole.
We are Socialists, we are enemies of the capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with it’s unfair salaries, rights it’s unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions.[1]
Benefit to the community precedes benefit to the individual… The state should retain supervision and each property owner should consider himself appointed by the state. It is his duty not to use his property against the interests of others among his own people. This is the crucial matter. This American Nation will always retain its right to control the owners of property…[2] A policy of laissez faire in this sphere is not only cruelty to the individual guiltless victims but also to the nation as a whole.[3]
For there is one thing we must never forget… the majority can never replace the man.[4]
Life is like a mirror, if you frown at it, it frowns back, if you smile it returns the greeting.[5]
Donald Trump seems to think that if you tell a big enough lie, and tell it frequently enough, that it will be believed.[6] It’s not the truth that matters, but victory.[7]
The doom of a nation can be averted only by a storm of flowing passion, but only those who are passionate themselves can arouse passion in others.[4]

[1] Gregor Strasser, Thoughts about the Task of the Future, speech delivered on 15 June 1926.  Strasser was a member of the NSDAP but distinctly to the left of Hitler. Hitler would not have expressed himself in such terms.
[2] This is from an alleged interview that Hitler supposedly gave to Richard Breiting in 1931, which did not however surface until the 1960s. This interview is now generally regarded as a hoax.

[3] Distortion of a statement from Hitler's speech of 30 January 1934. The original sentence was not about economic policy, much less about "laissez faire," but about prevention of birth-defects through eugenic sterilization. Hitler's words were: "Im übrigen ist das Geschehenlassen auf diesem Gebiet nicht nur eine Grausamkeit gegen die einzelnen unschuldigen Opfer, sondern auch eine Grausamkeit gegen die Gesamtheit des Volkes." Geschehenlassen could be rendered quite literally as laisser-faire in French, but laissez faire in English refers to an economic doctrine. This is clearly what our conservative prankster intended, but it is not at all what Hitler meant.
[4] Genuine, from Mein Kampf.
[5] William Makepeace Thakeray. If Hitler ever said this, he was quoting Thackeray.
[6] Misleading paraphrase of something said in Mein Kampf. Hitler was warning against the big lie, not advocating it.
[7] From a novel, Mist of Love, Fog of War, by Alain J. Zgheib (2016). This novel is also the source of a more widely circulated formulation of the same sentiment: "And the victor will never be asked if he told the truth." It is remarkable that a piece of dialog from a novel could become widely disseminated in a very short time as an alleged quote.

Thus, in the entire 299-word screed, supposed to consist entirely of Hitler-quotes, there are only two  sentences that Hitler actually uttered.

None of the big-name media that ran with the story caught that. Neither Salon nor World Net Daily, nor the Gateway Pundit. This shows once again how easy it is to lie to the media when the lie is about Hitler.

22 July 2017

Schacht and Hitler

Hjalmar Schacht wrote after the war about his high regard for the economic policy of the first four years of Hitler's rule, in which he had played a key role, when deficit spending was used to create jobs and increase production, without generating inflation.

Schacht was critical of the period from 1937 forward. The problem with Hitler's deficit spending in that later period, according to Schacht, was that Germany had already reached full employment. The theory is that for as long as deficit spending corresponds to increases in employment and production, it is not inflationary. But once full employment has been achieved, further deficit spending cannot produce further employment, and therefore will be inflationary.

But accelerated rearmament, however it might be funded, had become indispensable because of the threat posed by growing Soviet military might and the Franco-Soviet Mutual Assistance Pact.

In the program posted here there are about 20 minutes of lecture about Hjalmar Schacht's relationship to Hitler's agenda, followed by 20 minutes of discussion. 

The discussion seemed mostly to go in circles, orbiting around two questions: (1) whether an increase in the supply of money necessarily causes inflation and (2) whether inflation consists in an increase of the money-supply or (as Hitler says) in a rise in prices that might result therefrom.

By all accounts Hitler's accelerated rearmament of Germany through deficit spending beginning in 1937 did not seem to produce inflation (as Schacht had predicted) while Hitler's government still existed.

This avoidance of inflation was accomplished through what one foreign commentator called Hitler's "bag of economic tricks" (Free Lance-Star, 29 April 1938). Among these "tricks" was deterrence of speculation, since hoarding of goods in anticipation of selling them at a higher price (on the black market) tends to force the prediction of a price-rise to come true. Another trick was mandatory loans to the government, which allowed the government formally to issue payments without actually having the money in circulation. Public loyalty and confidence in Hitler must have been a crucial factor in enabling all of this to work. In the late 1930s there was a demand that Germany's overseas colonies be returned (which was, for example, included in Hitler's peace-offer of  February 1940). This would have helped enormously with offsetting the deficit being generated at that time. By 1942 Hitler was intending to cover the deficit with minerals from conquered Soviet territory, but if Germany did not win the war, an unsound currency would be the least of her worries.

It seems legitimate to say that if the quantity of money only temporarily outstrips production without causing a change in the perception of that money's value before the deficit is covered, then there was no inflation (which is to say, no devaluation). That is a justification of how Hitler used the word.

Schacht says that Hitler's deficit spending caused inflation of the Reichsmark after the war, but really, how could he tell? The effects of Anglo-American bombing and postwar looting on Germany's productive capacity surely overshadowed entirely any imbalance between currency and production caused by a few years of deficit spending. 

Hitler's position was this:

"The thing has got to be done. No State has ever gone bankrupt for economic reasons — but only as the result of losing a war!"[Table Talk, 22 April 1942]

It turns out that Schacht's opposition to this accelerated rearmament was not entirely a matter of fiscal scruples. Schacht, with his connections in England and the United States, was bent on hindering Germany's rearmament because he was disloyal. He admitted this in his book, The Magic of Money (1967).

An American diplomat, Donald R. Heath, wrote to Schacht in 1959 to inform him of how he had vouched for his collaboration with the U.S. government during the war:

I told [American prosecutor Robert] Jackson not only should you never have been brought before that tribunal but that you had consistently been working for the downfall of the Nazi regime. I told him that I had been in touch with you consistently during the first part of the war and Under Secretary of State Wells through me, and that you had passed on to me information adverse to the Nazi cause.... [D. Heath quoted by H. Schacht, The Magic of Money (1967), p. 107]

In any case, for purposes of assessing National-Socialism as such, it ought not to be forgotten that Schacht, an economist who placed supreme value on maintaining the stability of a currency, found the economic reality of National-Socialism quite praiseworthy prior to the period of accelerated rearmament that commenced in 1937.


18 July 2017

Most Serial Killers Are Black

Source: Serial Killer Statistics

There is an old canard that serial killers are always White and that Blacks are never serial killers. This myth has been so powerful that some criminal investigations (for example, about the murders of Derrick Todd Lee from 1992 to 2003) have been hindered by the presumption that the perpetrator, since he is a serial killer, must be White. 

In fact, as this chart reveals, Negroes have always been overrepresented in serial murder as in other violent crimes -- just not as much.

Until 1980 the total number of serial killers classified as White exceeded the total number of serial killers identified as Black in each decade, but that is no longer the case. For three decades now statistics have shown more Black than White serial killers.

Since the statistical shift happens to coincide with the invention of DNA profiling in 1984, it seems entirely likely that improved detection, rather than a sudden change in Negro behavior, is the main reason why so many more Black serial killers are now appearing in statistics.

07 July 2017

Ann Coulter Awakening to the Jewish Problem

The creativity of Alt Right trolls is gradually introducing suppressed truth into mainstream discussion. Through President Trump's retweeting of a GIF that represented him pummeling CNN, and CNN's overreaction -- and the subsequent piling-on against CNN by Trump's supporters -- the world became acquainted with other things posted or reposted by HanA**holeSolo, things that say nothing extraordinary from a White Nationalist perspective, but are revolutionary to almost everybody else. 

In this interview on 710 WOR (New York City) on 5 July 2017, Ann Coulter talks as if she genuinely did not know that mass-media in the United States were dominated by Jews.  She also talks as if she were unaware of the taboo against pointing it out.

This is not the first breakthrough caused by such a graphic presentation. Recall that a very similar image, about Jewish involvement in promoting gun-control, was promoted by rock-guitarist Ted Nugent in early 2016. (He subsequently apologized, but the damage was done.)

03 July 2017

The Holocaustian Propaganda-Campaign Against Bashar al-Assad

The Holocaustian establishment, especially the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, has been heavily involved and highly influential in the campaign of warmongering against the legitimate government of Syria, imparting spurious credibility and moral force to accusations and characterizations that cannot withstand scrutiny. Read more.

02 July 2017

Who started the Second World War?

The entire show from which this segment was taken can be heard here.