I don’t talk about this much, but as an American Jew, I have a dual loyalty problem. Is my loyalty to America first, or to…Germany?
I studied and worked in West Germany for over five years, from August 1, 1980 to August 26, 1985.
Shortly after my arrival, friends studying German with me laughed at my unintelligible attempts at the new tongue. But after about two years, I spoke and wrote as a native. Germans I’d just met figured I’d been born in West Germany, just not in their region.
I fell in love with the German language, and with one West German lady, and will be forever grateful to my West German friends for their hospitality, and to the West German taxpayers for subsidizing my education.
My brilliant, West German girlfriend, born in 1957, had grown up poor. (She majored in theoretical physics and pure math.)
E.’s parents had been sharecroppers, though the term didn’t exist in German. Eventually, her father, Alois, went to work in a factory, which paid much better. Her mother, Ingrid, sometimes worked as a cook at a neighboring animal park.
Both parents had grown up on longtime family farms in German areas outside Germany’s borders—Alois was from the kingdom of Böhmen (Bohemia), while Ingrid was from Oberschlesien (Upper Silesia). Both had been enthusiastic Nazis during the war.
When the war ended, Soviet troops ordered all Germans in the external territories to pack only what would fit into a rucksack, and leave on the next train for West Germany, where they were dubbed Rucksackdeutschen (“rucksack Germans”) and Heimatsvetriebenen (those driven from their homes).
Another lady, a beautiful blonde of a certain age, who worked an information stand in the university library, told me of how her family and hundreds of thousands of Germans had fled Prussia across the frozen Baltic Sea during the winter of 1945 to surrender to the Americans, rather than face mass rape and murder from the Russians, as revenge for the Germans’ own war of annihilation.
Thousands died of exhaustion. Many children froze to death.
The Soviets gave East Prussia to Poland.
The Heimatsvertriebenen formed fraternal organizations, which met frequently for Sonntagsreden (Sunday speeches) by prominent conservative politicians, like West German President Karl Carstens, a notorious, old Nazi (weren’t they all?), who would call for re-unification. Few people, including yours truly or E., who was cynical in matters of politics and religion, took the speeches seriously. But her father Alois believed.
When “Die Mauer” (the Berlin Wall) fell, on November 8/9 1989, followed by the ensuing deutsche Wiedervereinigung (re-unification of West and East Germany) on October 3, 1990, I was overjoyed for my German friends.
Unfortunately, Alois never got to celebrate. He’d died in 1985, short of 60.
It may have been a political miracle, but political miracles can be rationally explained, and may have horrific consequences.
Most unfortunate of all, re-unification gave us the monstrosity of Angela Merkel.
Since 2015, with the rest of the world, I have watched Merkel undertake the democide of Germany—part of the genocide of the white race, the ultimate end of what VDARE.com Editor Peter Brimelow has famously called “Hitler’s revenge.”
Having defined the ultimate evil of Nazism, not as the ultimate violation of the moral law as traditionally understood, but as the violation of liberal tolerance, postwar liberalism then set about dismantling all the existing ordinary particularisms of our own society (including, in the case of the EU, nationhood itself) in the name of preventing a resurgence of Nazi-like evil. This was the birth of political correctness, which sees any failure on our part to be completely open to and accepting of the Other—and thus any normal attachment to our own ways and our own society—as the equivalent of Nazism.When Ike led the U.S. Army in liberating the Nazi death camps, he realized that one day, some people would deny that the Nazis had ever carried out the Holocaust. And so, under the occupation, West German school children were forced to watch films made by our G.I.s showing the mountains of Jewish corpses and skeletons that they’d found.
[Victor Hanson—liberal universalist with a gun by Lawrence Auster, View from the Right, April 30, 2004.]
The problem was that this child abuse never ended.
That such never-ending anti-nationalism served the purposes of Socialists and Communists was no accident.
The 1981 movie Die Bleierne Zeit (The Leaden Era – released in English as Marianne & Juliane), by Margarethe von Trotta, a Marxist aristocrat, was about two sisters, one of whom becomes one of the leaders of the Communist terror cell, the Bader-Meinhof Gang.
Forced to watch the liberation films as schoolgirls, the sisters (or at least one of them) vomit outside of their school.
My West German girlfriend confirmed that she had had to watch the same liberation film in school. And she, too, had vomited.
The picture exploited the memory of Nazism, in order to rationalize Communist terror in the present, as if the murderous red terrorists were preventing a return of Nazism.
With no nationalistic push-back, and the government lavishly funding anti-nationalist propagandists, Germany has drifted ever further into anti-nationalism.
An earlier final solution: In August 1944, FDR’s Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau came up with a “Suggested Post-Surrender Program for Germany,” better known as the “Morgenthau Plan.” The Plan would have, through permanent de-industrialization, reduced the remains of Germany to a big dairy farm. His plan would only have resulted in the starvation of some 40% of the German populace! (Notoriously anti-white Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau is Hans’ son; it’s congenital.)
Roosevelt, who shared Morgenthau’s hatred of the Germans, revealed a soft spot, writing to Secretary of War Henry Stimson,
It is of the utmost importance that every person in Germany should realize that this time Germany is a defeated nation. I do not want them to starve to death but, as an example, if they need food to keep body and soul together beyond what they have, they should be fed three times a day with soup from Army soup kitchens. That will keep them perfectly healthy and they will remember that experience all their lives.The Morgenthau Plan was only scrapped after it proved to be the greatest imaginable propaganda weapon for Hitler, rousing Germans to fight even more tenaciously, and also aroused outrage at home.
[Memorandum by President Roosevelt to the Secretary of War, August 26, 1944, Foreign Relations of the United States: Diplomatic Papers, 1944, General, Volume I.]
Lest we forget, it was not Morgenthau and Roosevelt who had opened this Pandora’s Box. And Hitler had not only sought to annihilate all of European Jewry, but the Poles and other Slavs as well. [See Joseph Bendersky’s A History of Nazi Germany.]
But instead of killing off our vanquished German enemies, Harry Truman and George Marshall saved them, via the Marshall Plan.
During the 1950s, the Germans experienced what came to be known as the Wirtschaftswunder, the economic miracle, under Finance Minister and later Chancellor Ludwig Erhard.
The West German government signed labor treaties with European countries (Greece, Yugoslavia, Italy and Portugal) to come as Gastarbeiter (guest workers), and signed a treaty with Turkey in 1961.
Erhard’s socialist successor, Helmut Schmidt, later charged that the former had brought in so much foreign labor, in part, to keep wages down. [Turkish workers a mistake, claims Schmidt, by Hannah Cleaver, Telegraph, November 25, 2004] Other German critics hold that there was never any need for the Turks, whose own government had pushed for the treaty, in order to help its own economy. (Sound familiar?)
German political leaders made no provision for ridding themselves of the Turks once the “miracle” ended, repeatedly relaxed the Turks’ legal conditions, and in the 1970s permitted the Turks become naturalized citizens.
During the 1970s, the Turkish presence could be debated. But with time and their demographic growth, a taboo was institutionalized forbidding honest public discussion of the problems caused by a large population who were Moslem, low I.Q., had much higher crime rates than ethnic Germans, created no-go zones, had a high birth rate, were an economic burden, who destroyed Germany’s meritocracy, and who are completely incompatible with German culture—while Germans had a birth rate way below the replacement level of 2.1 children per woman.
Finally, in 2010, Socialist politician Thilo Sarrazin (right) published a study which showed Germany’s decline, including the problems Moslems were causing, Deutschland Schafft sich ab: Wie Wir Unser Land aufs Spiel Setzen (Germany Destroys Itself: How We Gamble with Our Country). By then, Moslems comprised 6% of the populace—and 10% of newborn babies in Germany.
And the Turks were angels compared to the Moslems who have subsequently invaded Germany.
In 2015, Christian-Democrat Chancellor Angela Merkel decided, in a conspiracy with other powers within and without the country, to end Germany. She opened its gates to millions of Moslem fake “refugees” (not that real refugees would have been any better), military-aged men who came with smartphones that some entity, whom the media refused to name, had paid for, along with their usage.
Real refugees would have been overwhelmingly women and children, but this wave of “refugees,” who came to be known as “rapefugees” based on their behavior in Germany, consisted at least 70% of men. They immediately engaged in a crime wave, especially the massive rape and sexual molestation of German girls and women. It was a conscious, invading army.
The German authorities responded with de-policing, lies, and persecution of Germans who complained about what was happening. The German media alternately refused to report on the new reality, or lied about it.
A new law makes it illegal to report on or complain about the new reality via social media. It has forcibly deputized social media companies, who must censor any statements that cast Moslems in a negative light, the truth be damned, or pay millions of Euros in fines. Telling the truth is now a “criminal offense”. [Germany: Full Censorship Now Official by Judith Bergman, Gatestone Institute, October 21, 2017]
I don’t buy the notion that Frau Merkel was too stupid to know what she was doing. She had to know that not only were the Syrians completely incompatible with German society, but that they would turn Germany into a Moslem state in a generation’s time.
The “refugee crisis” had to be a broad, coordinated, criminal conspiracy to commit democide, with Angela Merkel at the center.
At the time, I figured that Merkel was obituary-shopping, willing to sacrifice her country for positive write-ups from Leftist media operatives.
However, I later learned that Merkel’s father was a Protestant minister who in 1954 had taken his family and fled freedom in the West to return to Communist East Germany.
I then learned that Merkel had lied about her role in the youth group. Other former East Germans contradicted her, maintaining that she was involved in promoting Marxism-Leninism and “brainwashing,” and that her position was as secretary for agitation and propaganda. [How Close Was Merkel to the Communist System?, Spiegel, May 14, 2013.]
I now believe that Merkel is a crypto-Communist who was trained as a young girl to do what she is doing. Yet another Manchurian Candidate.
But how could Christian Democrat Chancellor Helmut Kohl be so stupid, as to make her his protégé?!
Is Angela Merkel the ultimate expression of “Hitler’s Revenge”?
Nicholas Stix [email him] is a New York City-based journalist and researcher, much of whose work focuses on the nexus of race, crime, and education. He spent much of the 1990s teaching college in New York and New Jersey. His work has appeared in Chronicles, The New York Post, Weekly Standard, Daily News, New York Newsday, American Renaissance, Academic Questions, Ideas on Liberty and many other publications. Stix was the project director and principal author of the NPI report, The State of White America-2007. He blogs at Nicholas Stix, Uncensored.