Europe 2012—The Revival of the Nazi Vision
United States of Europe, Ten Nations, EU Empire, German Dominance, German Empire—all these terms have been used on more than one occasion by a multiplicity of media in past months to describe the European Union. All infer that the EU has become an imperial entity dominated by Germany.
That the world remains largely ignorant to the fact of one white-haired patriarch having prophesied this would be the case—even when Germany lay in abject defeat at the close of World War ii—is rather sad. Particularly when one considers that he even prophesied that the seventh resurrection of the Holy Roman Empire would be catalyzed by a great financial crisis, such as we see rampant in Europe today!
What is even sadder is that multiple thousands who were witness to Herbert Armstrong’s detailed prophecies of that which has become today’s reality in Europe—publicized by him to millions for over five decades—seem to be so blinded to that truth today, despite the massive amount of evidence that now exists to support the fulfillment of those prophecies!
“Partisans of the European project invariably argue that nationalism leads to war,” observes historian Thierry Baudet. He continues, “Nationalism does not lead to war. Attempts to build European empires lead to war. The urge to impose a straitjacket on the will of peoples will lead to war. In short, the European project will lead to war.
“Fascism and Nazism were both focused on the creation of Europe. As early as 1933, Mussolini declared that Europe could once again exert its power in the world if it succeeded in establishing a certain political unity” (Handelsblad, July 9; emphasis added throughout).
Baudet is not alone in his view of the reviving EU empire. This current revival is the latest of six previous attempts at resurrecting the old Holy Roman Empire.
“Seton-Watson, of the University of Oxford, concludes that Hitler’s intentions were not confined to what could be described as German nationalism.
“His goal was to conquer all of Europe as well as a vast territory further afield. For his part, Mussolini wanted to found a new Roman Empire centered on the Mediterranean” (ibid).
Two documents that came to light 10 years ago, courtesy of translation from the German into English by Euroskeptic activist Edward Spalton, shed a deal of light on the imperialist motives behind the EU vision. They detail the Nazis’ imperial plan of 70 years ago and show the uncanny parallels between that plan and today’s outcome of the growth of the European Community into an undoubted imperial power.
Introducing these items on his website, www.freenations.freeuk.com, British political economist Rodney Atkinson states: “Those who thought that the ‘building of Europe’ in the 1950s could in no way replicate the German-dominated Europe of the 1940s may now be reconsidering their optimism. The years since the Second World War have culminated in a rich German state, dominant German industry and a European Union run by Berlin while other EU countries seem politically powerless or approach bankruptcy—or both.”
In his own introduction to these translated documents, Edward Spalton writes: “With increasing stresses and strains in the EU, German dominance of Europe is emerging as an incontestable fact ….”
As to the history of the postwar revival of the imperialist Nazi vision, Spalton observes: “The Nazis did not invent any really new ideas. They continued a view of the world (Weltanschauung) which has predominated amongst the German political class since before Germany became a single nation and continues today. The methods change but the objectives remain remarkably constant. They saw their national destiny (Schicksal) as defined by natural resources and geography, plus the vitality of the Volk (people), and devised a combined academic discipline, geopolitics (Geopolitik) to give it a rationale. It was a common market, a customs union (Zollverein), which brought the many German states together into a single, large-area economy (Grossraumwirtschaft) in the 1840s.”
Concerning this vision taking on hegemonic overtones directly akin to the vision of today’s EU elites, Edward Spalton further observes: “Not only did German politicians aspire to such a single economic order amongst Germans; they believed that Germany needed the resources of the peoples of Central Europe (Mitteleuropa) and the Balkans under German control in a single living space (Lebensraum). This would provide a market for German manufactured goods and a source of raw materials. The similarity with the arguments put forward today for the advantages of the EU single market is inescapable.”
Those Anglo-Saxons who personally witnessed the revival of the imperialist Teutonic dream shortly after World War ii are, sadly, a dying breed. Those who published their objective assessment of that revival, aided and abetted as it was by too many of their fellow countrymen, are even fewer.
One who did pen his personal observations of the Adenauer years is Harry Beckough. In an e-mail to the Trumpet, Rodney Atkinson describes Harry as “a leading light in German universities in the postwar denazification period … responsible for denazifying the universities of Cologne and Bonn! He subsequently became a member of the British secret services.” Harry’s recollections of those immediate post-war years are penned in his book, “Thinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.”
Harry Beckough, having personally witnessed Hitler’s grasp for power while visiting Germany in 1933, was, during the immediate period following the war, placed in a unique position where he was able to closely observe the actions of Germany’s first postwar chancellor, Konrad Adenauer.
As Mr. Beckough himself recalled in an e-mail exchange with Rodney Atkinson last week, “having witnessed Lance Corp. Hitler’s vault to total power (instead of von Papen, already chosen by the dying Hindenburg) … whence came the money and power drive, and again between 1933-35, it was obvious then that a hidden secret power was the manipulating driving force; the smell was there but the fog only began to lift after the Russian maneuver and the aftermath of World War ii; German brains and skills were ably supported to plot the aftermath long-term, as they were also ‘assisted’ to move their leaders and spoils (loot) across the world; the barefaced cheek of establishing headquarters in Madrid and persuading Adenauer to take back some 150 flagrant Nazis into his first cabinet and ministers shows the contempt they had for the poor fools of British and Americans ‘helping’ them back to normality.”
To the ignorant it is a challenging exercise to read the translated Nazi documents made available at www.freenations.freeuk.com that present the revival of this vision of imperial Europa way back in 1942, and to admit that vision has steadily evolved into a most current postwar reality. The historic facts are detailed on Rodney Atkinson’s video foundhere.
To the once-enlightened, it takes a degree of moral courage to admit the remarkable foresight that drove Herbert Armstrong to state that this whole Germanic vision would live on, underground, through the waning years of World War ii. To live on, only to be resurrected and begin to be brought to ultimate fruition by many of the perpetrators of the horrors of that war, with the approval of the very Allied nations that defeated the Nazis the last time an attempt was made to resurrect the old Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation.
Now the whole reality of that old Nazi vision literally stares us in the face.
1942, 2012—déjà vu indeed!