November 23, 2011



Rodney Atkinson 

In the Sunday Telegraph of 13th November 2011 Thomas Kielinger, a German journalist based for many years in London denied Germany has sought to dominate Europe. He said the last thing Germany wanted to show was "leadership" given the role of the "Fuehrer" in the past! But history tells us otherwise, not least the years since the second world war which have culminated in a German State which has bound other nations by treaty but frequently exempts itself, has established a 17 country currency based in Frankfurt and has become rich and industrially dominant while many EU countries approach bankruptcy.

It was Helmut Kohl who said "The future will belong to the Germans ... when we build the house of Europe." and it was Adenauer's Minister of Commerce, Dr Seebohm (anticipating the British Government's favourite phrase "Britain at the heart of Europe"!) who asserted that "Germany is the heart of Europe and the limbs must adjust themselves to the heart not the heart to the limbs." As the Mediterranean members of the European Union teeter on the brink of bankruptcy Germany has accumulated a Euro 750 billion trade surplus with them - due entirely to the Euro which subsidises German exports and prevents those countries from adjusting a national currency to their loss of competitiveness.

It was a German Christian Democrat Party paper in 1995 "Reflections on European Policy" which issued the threat: "If European integration were not to progress, Germany might be called upon by its own security constraints to try to effect stabilisation of Eastern Europe in the traditional manner"
As Walter Lippman wrote in the Herald Tribune in 1947 "If thirty years hence Germany dominates Europe and thus holds the balance of power between Russia and the English speaking nations, German historians will not count this war as a true defeat." This is the situation 60 years later and it did not come about "by accident".

Indeed Germany makes no secret (now that the structures of EU power are in place) of its domineering intent. In 2014 the change to majority voting rules (to reflect population size) will give far more power to Germany and Berlin has demanded that voting rights in the European Central Bank are distributed according to national GDP! Germany has drawn a clear line in regard to their commitment to the European Financial Stability Fund (EFSF) beyond which there will be no further pan-European support for bail outs and it has rejected the "lender of last resort" roll for the ECB which might have been a way out of the grave Euro-crisis. So in both political and economic power Germany ruthlessly pursues national interests, despite selling the new Europe as a means of "fighting nationalism".

The American journalist Dorothy Thompson spent much time in Germany in 1940 talking to Nazi theorists about their plans for Europe. In the Herald Tribune of 31st May 1940 she wrote:

"The Germans count upon political power following economic power. Territorial changes do not concern them because there will be no "France" or "England" except as language groups, little immediate concern is felt regarding political organisations ...No nation will have control of its own financial or economic system or its customs."

In fact the modern German State, having first taken the same route (through a common market to a European Union) then took the reverse process by establishing a single currency which would lead to crisis and therefore to more centralised power at the cost of the nation states. This was made quite explicit by Bundesbank Directors (in conversation with the British economist Professor Patrick Minford, for instance) and by leading Eurocrats. And Helmut Kohl asserted:

"We want the political unification of Europe. Without monetary union there can be no political union and vice versa."
Unfortunately for German ambitions the crisis they deliberately induced now threatens to bring them down as well.

In my books Europe's Full Circle and Fascist Europe Rising (and in particular in my Youtube video) I prove the undeniable connections between the ambitions, attitudes, structures and personnel of fascist Europe and the present European Union. From the latter book I quote below just one or two extracts showing exact equivalents in the two periods of European history: (Nazi Europe is in bold, today's Europe in italic)

Hitler said Czechoslovakia must in all be allied with Germany. He compared Czechs with "people who asked when the train would arrive at Potsdam. They could not be made to understand that this was quite impossible, because the train did not go there because the points were set that way. In Czechoslovakia they were also on the wrong train." Documents on German Foreign Policy 1919-1945. From the Archives of the German Foreign Office (Washington DC 1949) Series D no 158, p. 191, quoted in Gordon A. Craig, Germany 1866-1945, p. 708.

"Germany is the locomotive of the European train" "The Czech-German Treaty is ... also a setting of the points for future cooperation between our peoples." Helmut Kohl, 1992

The world belongs to the man with guts. God helps him. Adolf Hitler in Joachim Fest, Hitler eine Biographie, Frankfurt, 1973, p. 683)

Might is right in politics and war. (Helmut Kohl, 1996)

In his youth Adolf Hitler used to rub out Germany's borders in his school atlas.

As a young man Helmut Kohl got into trouble with the authorities for pulling down border markings on the French-German border

The French Government is bound to surrender on demand all German subjects designated by the Government of the Reich who are in France or in the French possessions ... Franco German Armistice Agreement 1940, Article 19.

All "European citizens" may at any time, without presentation in court of any prime facie evidence be arrested and taken to Germany for trial. But Germany has exempted itself from extraditing Germans on the same basis. European Conventions on Extradition and (for the UK) 1989 Extradition Act.
There are many more examples in Fascist Europe Rising, which is now available on Kindle.

Rodney Atkinson
November 2011

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