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17 August 2017

Two Know-It-Alls debate National-Socialism's Place in the Alt Right


On 17 August 2017 at 7PM EST there is supposed to be on Youtube a "debate" about national-socialism between two Internet entities, Vox Day and Greg Johnson, neither of whom, it seems to me, can claim to be very knowledgeable about national-socialism.

One of the first things that anyone who would claim to be knowledgeable about national-socialism should know, is that there has been enormous misrepresentation and even forgery that has to be circumvented in order to arrive at a true picture of national-socialism. Neither Greg Johnson nor Vox Day seems to know this, as I shall explain.



Know-It-All Greg Johnson

A few years ago there was an essay by Johnson published on Hitler's birthday on The Occidental Observer, wherein Johnson used just one alleged quote from Adolf Hitler. It happened to be from the fraudulent Hitler-Bormann Documents

I spotted this right away and pointed out the mistake in the comments section. 

The fake quote was removed from the essay for a short time, but then reinserted. Johnson then tried to argue for the quote's authenticity by citing the authority of Dr. William Pierce. Why Johnson would cite Dr. Pierce on such a matter is a mystery to me, but that's what he did. It was a bad move, because unlike Johnson, I did not just meet Dr. Pierce once, but actually knew him and worked for him at various times over the course of several years before Johnson met him, and knew with certainty that Dr. Pierce did not regard the Hitler-Bormann Documents as authentic. National Vanguard Books did not sell that book, specifically because it was known to be a fraud. Johnson was lying.

Johnson is also no friend of national-socialism. In an essay for TOO wherein he was pushing his brandname, "North American New Right," he defined his "new right" as distinct and utterly separate from the stinky poopoo of Fascism and National-Socialism, and even from William Pierce, all of which were tainted by association with a Holocaust that Greg Johnson dares not question and advises others not to question, because questioning the Holocaust is just heartless and mean, Johnson says (G. Johnson, "Dealing with the Holocaust," TOO, 20 July 2012).

And now Greg Johnson is going to speak on national-socialism's behalf? If this were a legal matter I would ask for a different attorney, because this one seems none too fond of his client.



Know-It-All Vox Day

I am almost completely unfamiliar with Vox Day although I have heard the name a few times. From the little that I have seen, he seems to be a know-it-all more or less of the libertarian variety. He is on his moral high horse against "socialism," and is determined that national-socialism should be excluded from the Alt Right because, as socialism, it is leftist and therefore not rightist.

As a national-socialist, I have stated in the past that I do not call myself Alt Right and do not care about participating in the fad of being called Alt Right. National-Socialism is something fairly definite, whereas the Alt Right is something nebulous.

Let us bear in mind that the Alt Right brand more or less belongs to Richard Spencer, who once famously declared, in response to libertarian hectoring: "Big government forever!" Certainly any pro-White creed that embraces "Big government forever!" is big enough for national-socialism.

In that light, the real argument would seem to be about whether Richard Spencer's Alt Right is correctly named. Instead, these two guys, Vox Day and Greg Johnson, will argue about whether national-socialism can be part of the Alt Right.

Vox Day's argument is that, because what is now -- since World War II -- called the right is always for less government and against socialism, it is impossible to be rightist and at the same time in any way socialist.

I spent a good part of a recent What Would Hitler Do? segment explaining that before the Second World War conservatism and socialism were not considered antithetical. There was in Britain, since the 1840s, the concept of Tory Socialism, which is another way of saying conservative socialism. It was Bismarck, with the backing of the Conservatives, who established the welfare state in Germany. There is a long history of conservative, or one might say right-wing, socialism.

This was possible because the older conservatism was not about free markets and individual liberty.  Conservatism was about preserving traditions and morality and, eventually, about preserving the race.

It is only when liberalism calls itself conservatism, as has happened since the Second World War, that conservative socialism no longer seems possible.

Vox Day tries to demonstrate that national-socialism is no different than any other socialism, and presents on his blog seven alleged quotes that are supposed to prove this. Vox Day says that they are "direct quotes from Mr. Hitler himself."

In fact, only two of the seven statements are direct quotes from Hitler.

The first and third quotes are from the fraudster Hermann Rauschning, p. 131 and p. 186 of his book The Voice of Destruction.

The fifth quote is from Ernst Roehm, from the period (1934) when Roehm was complaining that the National-Socialist Revolution had turned out to be less socialist than he had hoped. (Wikiquotes mistakenly attributes the statement to Hitler, alleging Churchill's The Gathering Storm, p. 87, as the source. If you carefully read what Churchill wrote, you can see that he in fact attributes the statement to Roehm.)

The second and fourth quotes are from the memoir of Otto Wagener, supposedly written in 1946 based on recollections of conversations from 13+ years earlier. Postwar memoirs of the vanquished are in general dubious, but a memoir written after so many years had passed is definitely not trustworthy. Furthermore, this memoir, for whatever reason, was not published until 1978 -- seven years after Wagener's death -- which raises a question of authenticity.

I personally do not believe that Wagener's memoir, or the alleged memoir attributed to Wagener, is accurate. The statement that has Hitler seeming to support "international socialism" as a final consequence of the spread of national-socialism is not consistent with other statements. Hitler is recorded in the Table Talk as having said that national-socialism was not for export, because if other nations adopted national-socialism they would become stronger in competition against Germany. 

I am firmly opposed to any attempt to export National-Socialism. If other countries are determined to preserve their democratic systems and thus rush to their ruin, so much the better for us. [Table Talk, entry for 20 May 1942]

It should be plain that Hitler's attitude toward foreign relations as a great competition for survival did not favor such a concept as "international socialism," and that the words attributed to Hitler in the alleged Wagener memoir do not sound like Hitler.

And even if Wagener did write it, a memoir written so many years later cannot be considered reliably as "direct quotes from Mr. Hitler himself."

Only the sixth and seventh sentences in Vox Day's list are "direct quotes from Mr. Hitler himself." The sixth is from a speech that Hitler gave for the beginning of the Winter Aid Program (5 October 1937), and the seventh is from Hitler's address to the German people upon commencement of Operation Barbarossa (22 June 1941). In that speech, when Hitler refers to the "new socialist order in Germany," it is by contrast with the Soviet system, which Hitler characterizes as "chaos, misery, and starvation." The speech emphasized that the Soviet and National-Socialist systems were different, not that they were the same, as Vox Day would have it.

The conclusion is, Vox Day doesn't know what the hell he's on about.

Neither of these guys, neither Greg Johnson nor Vox Day, is well equipped to discuss national-socialism and its relationship to the Alt Right.

That is a moot point anyway. 

The real question is whether libertarianism (what used to be called liberalism) can save the White race. I maintain that it obviously cannot and will not, because unlike national-socialism it was never designed for that.

10 August 2017

Dinesh D'Souza is a Big Liar

Dinesh D'souza in 2014. The frauds that he commits with his books are unfortunately legal.

 

The Big Lie of Dinesh D'Souza

I listened to some of Dinesh D'Souza's recent speeches and interviews about his new book, called The Big Lie, which was published a few days ago (on 31 July 2017). I do not have the book, but I assume that what he has been saying in his recent appearances resembles what he has written.

Last year in Hillary's America, D'Souza used significant omissions to make that argument seem tenable, like the fact that the Ku Klux Klan endorsed Republican Calvin Coolidge for president in 1924, and the fact that the Jewish takeover of the Democratic Party caused Southern segregationists in huge numbers to switch to the Republican Party in the 1960s and '70s, corresponding to what was called Nixon's Southern strategy.

D'Souza's relationship with the truth does not seem to have improved in the past year.

Broadly speaking D'Souza's new work seems to be a repeat performance of Hillary's America, the message of which boils down to “Democrats are the Real Racists,” except that now it's “Democrats are the Real Nazis.” 

D'Souza refers to violence of Antifa and “the irony of using fascist tactics to fight fascism.” 

There is nothing ironic here, unless one begins by accepting the leftist and Jewish premise that Nazis and Fascists invented political violence. In fact the paramilitary Brownshirts organization was created to protect National-Socialist meetings against attacks by leftists.

In general, like the rest of the National Review crowd, D'Souza proceeds from assumptions that are Jew-approved.

An important point of dishonesty in D'Souza's presentation is his reference to images from concentration camps supposedly proving the Holocaust. Those images are really the foundation of the general demonization of Adolf Hitler and National-Socialism, with Fascism being demonized mainly by association with that, but in fact, those images do not prove anything. The fact that D'Souza leans on this shows again that he is pandering to popular misconceptions and basically lacks seriousness.

D'Souza summarizes Hitler's description of the Big Lie without bothering to mention that Hitler accused the Jews of using the Big Lie. This has to be deliberate dishonesty and a deliberate omission on D'Souza's part.

As examples of the leftist “Big Lie” D'Souza points to the accusation that Trump is a fascist, and the accusation that Trump is a racist.

In fact, Trump's movement does resemble a less than fully developed fascism, insofar as its message is nationalist and populist. It is also certain that Trump gets a lot of support from White people based on the perception that he represents the interests of White people. That is what those on the left call racist. So what? I don't see Trump doing backflips to avoid such labels.

In general, D'Souza's presentation is about fear of labels, and about applying those feared labels to others instead of bringing reason to bear. For an educated person, this is on its face not a very convincing kind of argument. Nonetheless I shall dismantle some of D'Souza's major claims.



Eugenic Sterilization

Since Jews have created in the mind of the public a spurious link between eugenic sterilization and the Holocaust, D'Souza would like to identify the movement for eugenic sterilization in the United States with “progressives.” By the same token, however, D'Souza definitely does not want to identify it with Republicans. 

Republican Gov. of Indiana J. Frank Hanly
Perhaps D'Souza never bothered to find out that the first American states to enact forced eugenic sterilization laws were all Republican states.

James Franklin Hanly, the governor of Indiana who signed the first eugenic sterilization bill into law in 1907, was a Republican.

In 1909 Washington, California, and Connecticut all had eugenic sterilization bills signed into law by Republican governors. In 1911 eugenic sterilization was signed into law by Iowa's Republican governor Beryl F. Carroll. The first five states to adopt eugenic sterilization had it signed into law by Republican governors.

The Southern and Democratic states were slower to adopt the practice, possibly because of the influence of Christianity in those states.

Dinesh D'Souza calls Madison Grant, author of The Passing of the Great Race, a progressive, and maybe he was, but Madison Grant was also a Republican, and a friend of Republican President Theodore Roosevelt, who called himself a progressive.

Unlike Roosevelt, however, Madison Grant was unequivocally a racist. Can we really say that a man who advocates racism is on the left? From one perspective, maintaining a race is the most profound form of conservatism. From the perspective of the followers of Ayn Rand, however, racism is “collectivism” and therefore on the left. That is the kind of pigeonholing that Dinesh D'Souza promotes.



What is Conservative? 

Westbrook Pegler
It goes back to a semantic question about what is right, what is left, and what is conservative. These terms do not mean the same today as they meant 100 years ago. 

During the administration of Franklin Roosevelt, the meaning of the word liberal changed drastically. Westbrook Pegler, a dogged critic of the New Deal, wrote this in his column of 21 September 1953:

The truth is that our entire people have been brainwashed by the Roosevelt-Truman administrations for the last 20 years. The result is that today most of us don't even know what our constitutional rights really are. We are afraid to say that Hitler was right about communism and Soviet Russia. Words which formerly had honest meanings now mean exactly the reverse to most of us. Those few who stubbornly insist on using the word “liberal” in its old, genuine meaning, are almost totally misunderstood. We even know we will be misunderstood when we use it.

[…]

I am one of the most liberal liberals in the country. But those who use the name “liberal” as their designation of a line of thought put me down as a reactionary. Well, I am. I hit back when I am hit. That is my reaction to abusive action. Suppose then that we say I am a reactionary liberal. These two political cliches are supposed to be mutually contradictory, although they really are not as any person must admit who knows the meanings of plain American words. [Westbrook Pegler, Reading Eagle, 21 September 1953]

Pegler tells us that before FDR, a liberal was somebody who wanted free markets and less interference from government. That political orientation today is called conservative.

So, if what now passes for conservative used to be liberal, what was conservative? I will give you a clue. Being conservative 100 years ago was not about less government. Conservatives 100 years ago used to recognize that individual freedom had a downside to it.



From Tory Socialism to National-Socialism

In the UK, in fact, there was a concept known as Tory Socialism. You could be a Tory, which is to say a member of the Conservative Party, and also a socialist.

Niles Carpenter wrote in 1922 that Tory Socialism was a form of “political mediaevalist reaction” that was also known in the 19th century as the Young England movement, and its most prominent advocate was Benjamin Disraeli.

… Young England started among a group of Oxford students. Disraeli became the leader, and although the group went to pieces in 1845, the more vital of its principles have carried on to the present day. Disraeli and his followers sought “to reconcile the working classes to the Throne, the Church, and the Aristocracy”; that is, to restore feudalism at its best. This theory was supported by a practical policy, at once progressive and reactionary. [Niles Carpenter, Guild Socialism, 1922: p. 41]

Carpenter says that the Tory Socialists claimed to be the real “friends of the people” unlike the liberal free-traders. The general idea was an alliance of the traditional institutions of Britain with the working class, against the bourgeoisie, which had dominated politics since 1832.

At the turn of the 20th century, a prominent advocate of Tory Socialism was the writer G. S. Street, who authored an essay by that name.

During the 20th century, the British Prime Ministers Stanley Baldwin (1935-1937) (who was nominally opposed to socialism but called moderate in policy) and Harold MacMillan (1957-1963) have been characterized by others as practitioners of Tory Socialism.

In Germany, the modern welfare state was invented in the 1880s, not by a red socialist Jew like Ferdinand Lasalle but by a military man, Count Otto von Bismarck-Schoenhausen, who was not a member of any party but had been relying on the support of the Conservative Party since 1873. The introduction of the welfare state in Germany brought the working class to the conservative, forming an effective coalition against the commercial class (as well as the far left) just as Tory Socialism had intended in England.

A German Communist member of the Reichstag named Karl Korsch, who left Germany in 1933 and ended up in the United States, teaching at Tulane University, referred to Bismarck's policies as “a kind of Tory Socialism.”

I have pointed out, in an earlier installment of What Would Hitler Do?, that Adolf Hitler in some ways walked in Bismarck's footsteps, doing the same kind of thing as Bismarck but more of it.

The fact that such a thing as Tory Socialism could exist, and the fact that Hitler's movement can be categorized in this way, is important, because Dinesh D'Souza takes for granted that socialism and conservatism are never the same thing. D'Souza follows the customs of National Review, using only political concepts from the postwar period, after the period of brainwashing under Roosevelt and Truman that Westbrook Pegler described in 1953.



National-Socialism and the Crisis of Marxism

In his speech at Trinity University earlier this year, Dinesh D'Souza claims that Italian fascism grew out of the “Crisis of Marxism” that happened after the First World War. Most of us who have heard of this Crisis of Marxism know it as the event that spawned Cultural Marxism, a mutant branch of Marxism that no longer made its appeal to the workers but to discontented minorities of every possible kind, and also made an issue of sexual repression.

D'Souza does not even mention the Frankfurt School and Cultural Marxism as a product of this Crisis of Marxism. Instead, he says:

“And out of that Crisis of Marxism came two new variations of Marxism.... The first was Leninist Bolshevism, and the other was Italian Fascism. This is the undisputed truth of history.” [D'Souza, Speech at Trinity University, 2017]

Of course D'Souza is wrong when he says that it is an undisputed truth of history. He immediately contradicts himself on that point when he goes on to say that there was “a very important progressive coverup project” after the Second World War, “to camouflage the close associations of the political left with Fascism and Nazism, and to move Fascism and Nazism from the left, where they were always understood to be, into the right-wing column.”

Whether National-Socialism and Fascism are to be called left or right is a question of definition. Since D'Souza is working with National Review's definitions, and cannot conceive how an expansion of government could be used for essentially conservative ends, of course he tags National-Socialism and Fascism as leftist.

The fomentors of proletarian class-struggle, however, always understood Fascism and National-Socialism, with their goal of class-reconciliation, as something fundamentally different from what they were trying to do.

A Communist member of the Reichstag named Karl Korsch wrote about the products of the Crisis of Marxism in 1931, and what he says is probably more accurate than what D'Souza says. Mind you, D'Souza has said that it was undisputed, or at least undisputed until after the Second World War, that Fascism was one of the two products of the Crisis of Marxism.

First, Korsch wrote in 1931 that there were two movements within Marxism that had continued since before the First World War. These were “the reformist state socialism of the social democratic parties” and “communist anti-imperialism.”

Korsch also named three new movements, resulting from the Crisis of Marxism, that rejected Marx's eschatology. These three innovative movements, Korsch identified as: “unionist reformism, revolutionary syndicalism, and Leninist Bolshevism.”

In Karl Korsch's account of the products of the Crisis of Marxism, from 1931, Fascism and National-Socialism do not appear.

In 1940, Korsch went on to explain that Fascism and National-Socialism were, from his Communist perspective, counterrevolutionary. He favored the summation of Italian Marxist Ignazio Silone who said: 

"Fascism is a counterrevolution against a revolution that never took place"

In other words, Fascism consists of measures taken to secure the loyalty of the workers (including removal of the incorrigible troublemakers from society) so that a proletarian revolution cannot happen. That might not be a right-wing thing to do, but in the big picture it is certainly conservative, in the most important conceivable way.



Verdict

The kind of argument that D'Souza presents seems to be directed primarily to stupid and cowardly people who live in fear of being tarred with some taboo label. Republican status-seekers who live in fear of having anyone know their true racial attitudes might be excited over a production like Hillary's America or The Big Lie that allows them to deflect the accusation that they most fear at somebody else.

In other words, Dinesh D'Souza is not making a contribution to rational public discourse, at all.

Beyond that, he is suggesting to people who need to get over the stigma of being called racist or Nazi that instead they should cherish that stigma as they apply it to somebody else. Thus they become ever more deeply entrenched in their own cowardice and dishonesty.

D'Souza is himself a very dishonest man. In 2014 he was sentenced to five years for fraud (after being reported by the husband of a woman with whom he, also married at the time, was having an affair). As a writer, Dinesh D'Souza is still committing fraud.

D'Souza comes to us from a highly corrupt society that has also given us storekeepers who systematically overcharges customers by small increments, anticipating that few will complain. These people are opportunists and crooks.

Allowing an Indian to come to the United States and to tell our people what to think about political matters is almost as unwise, I would suggest, as allowing a Somali to become a policeman.

07 August 2017

If you do not know who Ernst Zündel was, then you have missed something extremely important!



Ernst Zündel died of a heart-attack in his sleep on Saturday, 5 August 2017. He was 78 years old, having survived decades of legal persecution, threats, violence, and assassination-attempts in the period when he was active as a promoter of Holocaust Revisionism in the 1980s and 1990s -- without ever backing down.

We owe largely to Ernst Zündel the establishment of the strong foundation on which Holocaust Revisionism today stands, since it was he who organized Revisionist scholars and commissioned further research for his defense in the famous series of "False News Trials" in 1985, 1988, and 1992. The Leuchter Report was commissioned for the 1988 trial, where celebrity historian David Irving also testified, himself having been convinced by the Leuchter Report.

The reverberations from Zündel's defense at those False News Trials have not ceased. Not long after the 1988 trial, Professor Yehuda Bauer of the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum declared that the death-tolls for Auschwitz must be reduced, because they were too high to be credible, and the "neo-nazi deniers of the Holocaust," he said, would call attention to this. So the death-toll for Auschwitz was drastically reduced in 1990. That solved one problem, but it created other, new problems. The official reduction of the death-toll for Auschwitz means that the confession of one of the commandants of Auschwitz, Rudolf Hoess, was false. This, in turn, means that all such confessions are dubious. After the damage inflicted by Ernst Zündel, the Holocaust has become like a knitted garment unraveling. 

Suppression of reporting about Holocaust Revisionism has slowed that process in Europe and the anglophone world, but in the long term there will surely be nothing left of the Holocaust -- nothing  qualifying it for the enormous attention that it has received -- and it was Ernst Zündel who initated this process.

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]

LIST OF SOURCES
[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.

Accelerated rearmament, however it might be funded, had become indispensable, however, 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, elliptically 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. Public loyalty and the expectation that Hitler would eventually find a way to cover the deficit, and thus maintain the value of the Reichsmark in the long term, may have been the main factors in keeping the Reichsmark from losing value. By 1942 Hitler was intending to cover the deficit with minerals from conquered Soviet territory (and 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.)