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The Thousand Year Conspiracy — Secret Germany Behind the Mask

by Paul Win­kler
1943, Scrib­ner, 380 pages
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Paul Winkler’s The Thousand-Year Con­spir­acy traces the ori­gins of Ger­man chau­vin­ism to the ascent of the Teu­tonic Knights within Ger­manic soci­ety, fol­low­ing the Papal Bull of Rim­ini and the Knights’ mil­i­tary defeat of the Hanseatic League. Win­kler labels the enablers of the dark side of the Ger­man char­ac­ter “Prusso-Teutonics” and notes that, in their pur­suit of Pan-German goals, the “Prusso-Teutonics” do not hes­i­tate to deal in a cyn­i­cal and ruth­less man­ner with their own cit­i­zens. Of par­tic­u­lar note for con­tem­po­rary Amer­i­cans is Winkler’s account of the delib­er­ate, Machi­avel­lian manip­u­la­tion of the Ger­man econ­omy by Hjal­mar “Horace Gree­ley” Schacht, the American-born financier who even­tu­ally became the finance min­is­ter of the Third Reich. Take note of Winkler’s account of how Schacht re-structured the Ger­man econ­omy with an eye to—among other things—driving the cit­i­zenry to such a point of hys­te­ria that they would will­ingly fol­low the likes of Hitler. Com­pare Winkler’s analy­sis with what is tak­ing place today in the United States. Will the Amer­i­can peo­ple respond to the even­tual, inevitable “cor­rec­tion” of the per­ilous U.S. debt sit­u­a­tion as the Ger­man peo­ple did to the run­away infla­tion of the 1920s? Will the Amer­i­can peo­ple lend their sup­port to a “man on a white horse” as did the Ger­mans of the 1920s and 1930s?

Writ­ing in 1943, Win­kler fore­saw that the Prusso-Teutonics would real­ize their goals through the cre­ation of a German-dominated cen­tral Euro­pean eco­nomic union (bear­ing a strik­ing resem­blance to today’s Euro­pean Mon­e­tary Union.) One of the prin­ci­pal influ­ences on List’s think­ing was the “con­ti­nen­tal” con­cept of Napoleon, who attempted to eco­nom­i­cally unite Europe under French influence.

“Charles Andler, a French author, summed up cer­tain ideas of List in his work, The Ori­gins of Pan-Germanism, (pub­lished in 1915.) ‘It is nec­es­sary to orga­nize con­ti­nen­tal Europe against Eng­land. Napoleon I, a great strate­gist, also knew the meth­ods of eco­nomic hege­mony. His con­ti­nen­tal sys­tem, which met with oppo­si­tion even from coun­tries which might have prof­ited from such an arrange­ment should be revived, but, this time, not as an instru­ment of Napoleonic dom­i­na­tion. The idea of united Europe in a closed trade bloc is no longer shock­ing if Ger­many assumes dom­i­na­tion over such a bloc—and not France. [Empha­sis added.] Bel­gium, Hol­land, Switzer­land, will­ingly or by force, will enter this ‘Cus­toms Fed­er­a­tion.’ Aus­tria is assumed to be won over at the out­set. Even France, if she gets rid of her notions of mil­i­tary con­quest, will not be excluded. The first steps the Con­fed­er­a­tion would take to assure unity of thought and action would be to estab­lish a joint rep­re­sen­ta­tive body, as well as to orga­nize a com­mon fleet. But of course, both the head­quar­ters of the Fed­er­a­tion and its par­lia­men­tary seat would be in Ger­many. [Empha­sis added.]”

(The Thousand-Year Con­spir­acy; by Paul Win­kler; Charles Scribner’s Sons [HC]; 1943; pp. 15–16.)

The poli­cies of List were put into prac­tice by Hjal­mar “Horace Gree­ley” Schacht, Hitler’s finance minister.

“Var­i­ous first­hand reports have given us a fairly accu­rate pic­ture of the man­ner in which Nazi Ger­many is apply­ing the prin­ci­ple of ‘eco­nomic col­lab­o­ra­tion’ to the ‘occu­pied’ coun­tries, and how, through her agents, she has seized con­trol of all the great indus­tries of France, Bel­gium and Hol­land. We have also seen how she has allowed the whole of her eco­nomic pol­icy to be dic­tated by Schacht. All this indi­cates clearly that Hitler is merely apply­ing the cen­tury– old the­o­ries of List in the eco­nomic sphere.”

(Ibid.; p. 16.)

This book, in addi­tion to the Du Bois, Mar­tin, Ambruster and Borkin-Welsh texts, pro­vide essen­tial his­tor­i­cal back­ground for com­pre­hend­ing Mar­tin Bor­mann: Nazi in Exile. The gen­e­sis of the Bor­mann cap­i­tal net­work was not hap­haz­ard. Rather, it was the out­growth of major his­tor­i­cal, polit­i­cal and eco­nomic trends that dom­i­nate today’s glob­al­ized cor­po­rate economy.


2 comments for “The Thousand Year Conspiracy — Secret Germany Behind the Mask

  1. The plan did come to fruition through the imple­men­ta­tion of the Euro­pean Union with Ger­many being the dom­i­nant power. It is still cor­po­ratism and they pick and choose who will pros­per and who will not. For instance the man­ner in which they destroyed the Yugo as it was going to cut into the prof­its of VW. Just bomb them out. Breakup the coun­try and con­tinue Ger­man Dom­i­na­tion of the Auto market.

    Posted by Jean | April 18, 2010, 6:07 pm
  2. Liv­ing in Ger­many for many years, I can fur­ther sup­port the notion of Ger­many and its hid­den meth­ods of get­ting what it wants. For exam­ple, Being a dom­i­nant par­tic­i­pat­ing coun­try in the EU, Ger­many has turned down the vote to include Turkey into the EU. The veto is prob­a­bly due to the increas­ingly neg­a­tive opin­ion Ger­mans hold towards Turkey and Turks. The inter­nal pol­i­tics of the coun­try hence influ­enced Germany’s opin­ion in an inter­na­tional setting.

    Posted by melissa | November 12, 2010, 11:36 am

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