Ruling Class Support for the Nazis
The History that the Establishment Prefers We Forget
|According to the Daily Express - it wasn't Hitler who oppressed the Jews - it was the Jews who waged war on Hitler! Nothing much has changed except that the Express now has a Jewish pornmonger, Richard Desmond as its owner|
|The Mail Gives Its Support to the British Union of Fascists, known as The Blackshirts, under Sir Oswald Moseley|
|Rothermere & friend|
|Rothermere's effusive support for the Nazis was common throughout the British establishment|
|It was all the Jews fault - different minority today but the message is much the same|
|The Mail speaks for the 'British public'|
|The Mail has always tried to give fascism a helping hand|
It has been no secret, despite the pathetic attempt of Prince Edward in his film-making days, to pretend otherwise, that Edward VIII was a strong admirer of Hitler. This was not unusual. There was a strong admiration for Hitler and the Nazis amongst the British aristocracy, and the Royal Family, the Battenburg/Windsors are really the premiere aristocratic family (something Dianna’s family, the Spencers, might contest!).
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In the 1930’s the British Establishment, especially its reactionary aristocracy, was extremely sympathetic to the Nazis. None more so than the owner of the Daily Mail and Daily Mirror, Lord Rothermere who wrote in the Daily News 4.9.33.
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'They have started a clamorous campaign of denunciation against what they call 'Nazi atrocities,' which, as anyone who visits Germany quickly discovers for him self, consists merely of a few isolated acts of violence.’
|It wasn't a Hitler salute - they were just waving!|
This is the paper which is now one of the strongest supporters of Zionism and Israel. Rothermere went on to justify Nazi anti-Semitism:
JEWISH OFFICIALS IN KEY POSITIONS
'THE German nation, moreover, was rapidly falling under the control of its alien elements. In the last days of the pre-Hitler regime there were 20 times as many Jewish Government officials in Germany as had existed before the war. Israelites of international attachments were insinuating themselves into key positions in the German administrative machine. Three German Ministries only had direct relations with the Press, but in each case the official responsible for conveying news and interpreting policy to the public was a Jew. It is from such abuses that Hitler has freed Germany.'
The last Liberal Prime Minister Lloyd George was also an avid supporter of Hitler:
'If the powers that be succeeded in overthrowing Nazism in Germany, what would follow? Not a Conservative-Socialist regime (SPD) nor a Liberal regime, but extreme Communism... A Communist Germany would be intimately more formidable than a Communist Russia.’ [Robert Black, p. 417, Fascism in Germany, pp. 296/297, Steyne Publications, 1975.
This was the primary reason for Establishment support, including the Royal Family, for Hitler and the Nazis.
Francis Nielson in his book 'Makers of War' (p.101) quoted Churchill thus:
"While all those formidable transformations were occurring in Europe, Corporal Hitler was fighting his long, wearing battle for the German heart. The story of that struggle cannot be read without admiration for the courage, the perseverance, and the vital force which enabled him to challenge, defy, conciliate, or overcome, all the authorities or resistance's which barred his path.”
On September 17th 1937, in Step by Step, Churchill wrote that “One may dislike Hitler's system and yet admire his patriotic achievement. If our country were defeated I hope we should find a champion as indomitable to restore our courage and lead us back to our place among the nations
Churchill also wrote this about Benito Mussolini in the 1920s.
“I could not help being charmed, like so many other people have been, by Signor Mussolini’s gentle and simple bearing and by his calm, detached poise in spite of so many burdens and dangers. Secondly, anyone could see that he thought of nothing but the lasting good, as he understood it, of the Italian people, and that no lesser interest was of the slightest consequence to him. If I had been an Italian I am sure that I should have been whole-heartedly with you from the start to finish in your triumphant struggle against the bestial appetites and passions of Leninism."
According to the premier paper of appeasement,
“He succeeded in ascending to the highest power-position in Germany with very little spilling of blood or loss of human life in a land of 68 million inhabitants. Austria was annexed without one shot being fired.” Daily Mail: (May 20, 1938)
Presumably the Mail correspondent in Vienna had preferred to avert his eyes from the anti-Semitic outrages that were occurring under the watchful eye of Adolph Eichmann.
In I talked to Hitler, Daily Express, September 17, 1936 Lloyd George wrote how
“I have now seen the famous German leader and also something of the great change he has effected. “Whatever one may think of his methods - and they are certainly not those of a parliamentary country, there can be no doubt that he has achieved a marvelous transformation in the spirit of the people, in their attitude towards each other, and in their social and economic outlook…
It is not the Germany of the first decade that followed the war - broken, dejected and bowed down with a sense of apprehension and impotence. It is now full of hope and confidence, and of a renewed sense of determination to lead its own life without interference from any influence outside its own frontiers.
There is for the first time since the war a general sense of security. The people are more cheerful. There is a greater sense of general gaiety of spirit throughout the land. It is a happier Germany. I saw it everywhere, and Englishmen I met during my trip and who knew Germany well were very impressed with the change.
One man has accomplished this miracle. He is a born leader of men. A magnetic and dynamic personality with a single-minded purpose, as resolute will and a dauntless heart.”
Nor was this effusive welcoming of the Nazis confined to British politicians. John F Kennedy wrote that
"After visiting these two places (the town of Berchtesgaden and Obersalzberg) you can easily understand how that within a few years Hitler will emerge from the hatred that surrounds him now as one of the most significant figures who ever lived. He had in him the stuff of which legends are made." (Prelude to Leadership, the European diary of J.F Kennedy, Summer, 1945.)
Did Churchill admire Hitler?
Churchill too was no slouch when it came to admiration for Hitler:
"I have always said that if Great Britain were defeated in war I hoped we should find a Hitler to lead us back to our rightful position among the nations. I am sorry, however, that he has not been mellowed by the great success that has attended him. The whole world would rejoice to see the Hitler of peace and tolerance, and nothing would adorn his name in world history so much as acts of magnanimity and of mercy and of pity to the forlorn and friendless, to the weak and poor. ... Let this great man search his own heart and conscience before he accuses anyone of being a warmonger." The London Times, Monday, November 7, 1938
“While all those formidable transformations were occurring in Europe, Corporal Hitler was fighting his long, wearing battle for the German heart. The story of that struggle cannot be read without admiration for the courage, the perseverance, and the vital force which enabled him to challenge, defy, conciliate, or overcome, all the authorities or resistance’s which barred his path. He, and the ever increasing legions who worked with him, certainly showed at this time, in their patriotic ardour and love of country, that there was nothing that they would not dare, no sacrifice of life, limb or liberty that they would not make themselves or inflict upon their opponents.”
Who Was Adolf Hitler? in 1920 Churchill wrote:
“The part played in the creation of Bolshevism and in the actual bringing about of the Russian Revolution by these international and for the most part atheistic Jews ... is certainly a very great one; it probably outweighs all others. With the notable exception of Lenin, the majority of the leading figures are Jews. Moreover, the principal inspiration and driving power comes from Jewish leaders ... The same evil prominence was obtained by Jews in (Hungary and Germany, especially Bavaria).
Although in all these countries there are many non-Jews every whit as bad as the worst of the Jewish revolutionaries, the part played by the latter in proportion to their numbers in the population is astonishing. The fact that in many cases Jewish interests and Jewish places of worship are excepted by the Bolsheviks from their universal hostility has tended more and more to associate the Jewish race in Russia with the villainies which are now being perpetrated”.
CHURCHILL Illustrated Sunday Herald - 8th February 1920
Both Churchill and Lloyd George were ardent supporters of Zionism and both were anti-Semites. As has always been the case, Zionism and anti-Semitism complemented each other nicely. If you didn’t like Jews then what better solution was there than to send them to Palestine.
First and foremost Churchill was an anti-Communist and imperialist. These two themes defined his political life. His opposition to Hitler only began when Hitler started to tread on British toes and intrude on British interests in Europe. Churchill was a British nationalist, not an anti-fascist.