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FTR #623 I Told You So, Part IV: More about the Dollar and the Euro

Recorded February 3, 2008
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This broadcast recaps material from two For The Record programs from 1998 and 1999—almost a decade ago. Recorded as the European Monetary Union and the Euro were coming into being, the programs discuss the theories of Pan German theoretician Friedrich List, whose work provided the ideological basis for the EMU. The program also analyzes aspects of the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990’s. Observing America’s fiscal weakness, Mr. Emory ruminates about the possibility that the United States might find itself in the same boat as the Asian economies that were driven before the financial storm in the late ‘90’s. Of paramount importance are Mr. Emory’s fears that America’s financial weakness might cause other nations to flee the dollar for the Euro as the reserve currency of choice, thereby devastating the American economic landscape and precipitating the eclipse of the United States as a nation. As 2008 progresses, the dollar is crumbling and other nations are grumbling—about the possible need to abandon the dollar as the reserve currency of choice.

Program Highlights Include: An overview of List’s prescription for German world domination; comparison of List’s theories to the present-day European Monetary Union; comparison of a 1940 newspaper article describing the Third Reich’s prescription for a Nazi-dominated Europe and world with the present-day EMU.

1. This broadcast recaps material from two For The Record programs from 1998 and 1999—almost a decade ago. Recorded as the European Monetary Union and the Euro were coming into being, the programs discuss the theories of Pan German theoretician Friedrich List, whose work provided the ideological basis for the EMU. The program also analyzes aspects of the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990’s. Observing America’s fiscal weakness, Mr. Emory ruminates about the possibility that the United States might find itself in the same boat as the Asian economies that were driven before the financial storm in the late ‘90’s. Of paramount importance are Mr. Emory’s fears that America’s financial weakness might cause other nations to flee the dollar for the Euro as the reserve currency of choice, thereby devastating the American economic landscape and precipitating the eclipse of the United States as a nation. As 2008 progresses, the dollar is crumbling and other nations are grumbling—about the possible need to abandon the dollar as the reserve currency of choice.

2. Much of the first side of the program recaps FTR#126, detailing aspects of the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990’s.

3. An excerpt from FTR#85 presents an overview on the formula for German world domination developed by Pan-German theoretician Friedrich List: “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. This book, like Germany Plots with the Kremlin, is available for download.)

4. The extent to which the Third Reich adopted List’s theoretical principles was set forth by journalist Dorothy Thompson. Ms. Thompson was writing in The New York Herald Tribune on May 31, 1940! “The Germans have a clear plan of what they intend to do in case of victory. I believe that I know the essential details of that plan. I have heard it from a sufficient number of important Germans to credit its authenticity . . . Germany’s plan is to make a customs union of Europe, with complete financial and economic control centered in Berlin. This will create at once the largest free trade area and the largest planned economy in the world. In Western Europe alone . . . there will be an economic unity of 400 million persons . . . To these will be added the resources of the British, French, Dutch and Belgian empires. These will be pooled in the name of Europa Germanica . . .”
(Germany Plots with the Kremlin; T.H. Tetens; Copyright 1953 by Henry Schuman, Inc.; Henry Schuman [Hardcover]; p. 92. This book, like The Thousand-Year Conspiracy, is available for download.)

5. Ms. Thompson foreshadowed the policy which the Underground Reich adopted in order to co-opt the United States. Note that, as discussed in –among other programs—FTR#’s 278, 305, 370 and 435, the Bush family was front and center in the pro-German industrial milieu. “The Germans count upon political power following economic power, and not vice versa. Territorial changes do not concern them, because there will be no ‘France’ or ‘England,’ except as language groups. Little immediate concern is felt regarding political organizations . . . . No nation will have the control of its own financial or economic system or of its customs. The Nazification of all countries will be accomplished by economic pressure. In all countries, contacts have been established long ago with sympathetic businessmen and industrialists . . . . As far as the United States is concerned, the planners of the World Germanica laugh off the idea of any armed invasion. They say that it will be completely unnecessary to take military action against the United States to force it to play ball with this system. . . . Here, as in every other country, they have established relations with numerous industries and commercial organizations, to whom they will offer advantages in co-operation with Germany. . . .” (Idem.)

6. Two video productions are being generated by a couple of documentary filmmakers. One is a DVD of a three-lecture series called “The First Refuge of a Scoundrel: The Relationship Between Fascism and Religion.” In addition, there will soon be a documentary about Mr. Emory, titled “The Anti-Fascist.” For more about this project, visit TheAntiFascist.com.

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