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FTR #732 Dead Man’s Chest: WikiFascism and the Attack of the Cyber-Wandervogel

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Introduction: NB–this post contains information added after the original program was broadcast. Presenting more analysis of the WikiLeaks phenomenon, this broadcast focuses on what might be termed “the Pirate Vortex,” and associated elements. In FTR #725, we examined WikiLeaks’ profound association with the milieu of Pirate Bay, a file-sharing site that uses the “Bit Torrent Platform” to share audio and video files–much of them “pirated” (hence the name.)

Although the vast majority of the users of the site, including the “Anonymous” folks associated with Pirate Bay would characterize themselves as “Anarcho/Utopian,” to coin a term, the realities of Pirate Bay are antithetical to what those people believe. (Anonymous are the group that launched attacks on companies refusing to continue to accept funds for WikiLeaks.) These folks have done some worthwhile things, but are ignoring the old adage that says “Count your buttons before doing them up.” In the case of WikiLeaks, they are being cynically used for a political end that, again, is the fundamental opposite of their beliefs.

In addition to the fact that WikiLeaks’ servers were provided by the Swedish Nazi financier Carl Lundstrom, Pirate Bay is actually incorporated as an offshore front company in the Seychelles Islands. (Pirate Bay was sold to a Swedish gaming company, but the firm went bankrupt. The sale was supposed to be financed by the sale of GGF’s stock–which rose 170% the day before the deal was announced, raising charges of insider trading.)

According to Silicon Valley sources, the Pirate Bay/WikiLeaks relationship would permit the Underground Reich to access everything being sent to WikiLeaks!

In the wake of charges being filed against Assange in Sweden, it developed that WikiLeaks in fact employed individuals connected to the Swedish Nazi/antisemitic milieu! Handling much of their business with Sweden and Russia are Joran Jermas and his son (Johannes Wahlstrom), both anti-Semitic and part and parcel to the same Nazi and fascist milieu to which Carl Lundstrom belongs.

The title of the program derives from the Wandervogel,  part of a youth movement that wielded considerable influence in early twentieth-century Germany. Like the “Anonymous”/Pirate Bay/Pirate Party adherents, they were seeking a “liberating” perspective on life, and the Wandervogel embraced many elements of youth/hippie culture of the latter part of that century.

A more detailed analysis of the Wandervogel was presented in FTR #629:  “ . . . The chief vehicle for carrying this ideological constellation to prominence was the youth movement, an amorphous phenomenon which played a decisive but highly ambivalent role in shaping German popular culture during the first three tumultuous decades of the century. Also known as the Wandervogel, (which translates roughly as ‘wandering free spirits’), the youth movement was a hodge-podge of counter-cultural elements, blending neo-Romanticism, Eastern philosophies, nature mysticism, hostility to reason, and a strong communal impulse in a confused but no less ardent search for authentic, non-alienated social relations. Their back-to-the-land emphasis spurred a passionate sensitivity to the natural world and the damage it suffered. They have been accurately characterized as ‘right-wing hippies,’ for although some sectors of the movement gravitated toward various forms of emancipatory politics (though usually shedding their environmental trappings in the process), most of the Wandervogel were eventually absorbed by the Nazis. This shift from nature worship to fuhrer worship is worth examining. . . .” (Ecofascism: Lessons from the German Experience; by Janet Biehl and Peter Staudenmaier; AK Press [SC] 1995; Copyright 1995 by Janet Biehl and Peter Staudenmaier; ISBN 1-873176-73-2; pp. 9-10.)

Most of the Wanderevogel became Nazis. Despite their “liberationist” perspective, “the Pirate Vortex” has served similar forces, no doubt inadvertently. In future program descriptions about WikiLeaks, we will ruminate about the implications of high-tech and fascism.

Program Highlights Include: The Swedish Pirate Party’s provision of an underground, Cold War nuclear fallout bunker to house WikiLeaks’ operations; the Swiss Pirate Party’s hosting of WikiLeaks; the “Anonymous” milieu’s “Operation Payback” attack on various companies’ sites (the attack of the cyber-Wandervogel); WikiLeaks’ reliance on a start-up company owned by Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde for funding; Carl Lundstrom’s proposal to move Pirate Bay to Argentina–a more friendly climate for a Nazi-owned outfit; the [aborted] sale of Pirate Bay occurring in the same week as the death of Michael Jackson; the possibility that Lundstrom’s interest in Pirate Bay may have been to use the BTP as a vehicle for enhancing German corporate control of the online music business; Sweden’s role as home to the most Bormann front companies set up to receive the capital looted by the Third Reich and then re-cycled into the German “economic miracle.”

1a. Another fascinating detail concerning the tangled web that is WikiLeaks concerns the PRQ server, based in Sweden. In addition to hosting WikiLeaks, it is the base for Pirate Bay, a controlling interest in which is owned by Carl Lundstrom, a prominent Swedish Nazi and financier of that country’s fascist political parties (including the Sweden Democrats, who enjoyed considerable success in the recent Swedish elections.) It is unclear if this would give Swedish Nazi elements access to information from documents accessed by WikiLeaks, but that seems a reasonable possibility. [Knowledgeable contacts in the Silicon Valley have told me that that would have been the case.]

Note that Lundstrom sold his family business to the Sandoz company. Part of the old I.G. Farben complex, it is the firm that developed LSD and, according to Sarah Moore, provided it gratis to the Hamilton-Byrne cult. Note that the elements of the old I.G. Farben firm have coalesced into an essential element of the Bormann capital network, the economic component of the Underground Reich.

A Swedish Internet company linked to file-sharing hub The Pirate Bay says it’s helping online whistle-blower WikiLeaks release classified documents from servers located in a Stockholm suburb. Mikael Viborg, the owner of the Web hosting company PRQ, on Friday showed The Associated Press the site — the basement of a drab office building — in Solna on the condition that the exact location was not revealed.

“This is the office. The server room is further inside,” the 28-year-old Viborg said, with the door to the office cracked open. Desks with computers, documents, and empty pastry boxes and soda cans could be seen inside before he closed the door.

WikiLeaks posted more than 76,900 classified military and other documents, mostly raw intelligence reports from Afghanistan, on its website July 25. The White House angrily denounced the leaks, saying they put the lives of Afghan informants and U.S. troops at risk.

The secretive website gives few details about its setup, but says its “servers are distributed over multiple international jurisdictions and do not keep logs. Hence these logs cannot be seized.” . . .

” Swedish Web Hosting Firm Confirms WikiLeaks Link” by Karl Ritter [AP]; msnbc.com; 8/6/2010.

1b. Pirate Bay overlaps and is closely associated with a political party–The Pirate Party–that has branches in Sweden, Switzerland and Germany, among other countries. The Swedish Pirate Party is helping sponsor WikiLeaks’ presence in the country, helping to provide them with a former underground nuclear shelter for an operating base.

One of the world’s most controversial websites now has one of the world’s coolest datacenters.
Andy Greenberg at Forbes has picked up on a Norwegian report that Wikileaks‘ servers are now hosted in Sweden’s Pionen datacentre, housed inside a Cold War-era underground nuclear bunker. 30 metres below Stockholm, it reportedly has a single entrance with half-metre thick metal doors.

The move has been initiated by the Swedish Pirate Party, who began looking after Wikileaks’ hosting this month. “We have long admired Wikileaks”, the Pirate Party’s Rick Falkvinge told Norway’s VG, claiming that as his party is hosting Wikileaks, an attack on Wikileaks is also regarded as an attack on a political party. . . .

“Wikileaks Now Hosted from an Underground Nuclear Bunker” by Martin Bryant; thenextweb.com; 8/30/2010.

1c. After WikiLeaks was the focal point of DOS and hacking attacks in November of 2010, the Swiss Pirate Party undertook to access WikiLeaks’ material.

. . . . On Friday, the Pirate Party of Switzerland — part of an international movement fighting for the free sharing of online content — said it owned the “wikileaks.ch” domain name and was happy to support WikiLeaks.

“I don’t see an opportunity for a foreign government to reach into Switzerland,” said Leenaars. “This is a very forward-looking move.” . . .

“”WikiLeaks Diverts Traffic to European Websites amid U.S. Fury” [Reuters]; Vancouver Sun; 12/3/2010.

1d. A start-up owned by a co-founder of the Swedish Pirate Bay (a controlling interest in which is owned by Swedish fascist Carl Lundstrom) remains as a conduit for donations for WikiLeaks.

While major online financing services such as PayPal, MasterCard, and Visa have shut down their dealings with the embattled WikiLeaks, one microfinancing startup is still hanging on. Flattr, a micropayment startup created by Peter Sunde, co-founder of the infamous BitTorrent sharing site The Pirate Bay, still accepts donations on behalf of the document-leaking non-profit. . . .

. . .  Sunde has been a public advocate for Assange and WikiLeaks. He has also proposed a peer-to-peer DNS system that would prevent domain name registrations from being revoked, as was done with the WikiLeaks.org domain. . . .

“WikiLeaks Still Funded by Pirate Bay Founder’s Startup” by Kenneth Musante; Web Newser; 12/9/2010.

1e. Lundstrom’s partner, Peter Sunde, began his association with the Pirate milieu while working for Siemens, one of the German core corporations and, as such, inextricably linked with the Bormann capital network. (Siemens is also closlely-linked with the BND, the German intelligence service. The following is a translation of the Norwegian Wikipedia entry about Peter Sunde. Interestingly, the American Wikipedia article does not identify the company for which he was working, or the fact that Sunde is currently a resident of Germany.

. . . . Profession Programmer / Web Entrepreneur
Nationality Norwegian-Finnish, living in Germany

Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi (born 13 September 1978 in Uddevalla , also known under the alias Brokep) is a Norwegian-Finnish computer specialist and one of the people who fronted BitTorrent website The Pirate Bay . He is the brother Mats Kolmisoppi .

In childhood Sunde moved around a lot in Scandinavia. The age of nine he began to program and had very good results at school. The school nevertheless chose Sunde to drop out, and was a full-time programmer. He then got a permanent job in the community, before the IT bubble participated in the construction of the Swedish portal Tjohoo . Later he worked for Siemens in Norway with data management in connection with the X-ray machines . After been sick in connection with the work he began to show interest in the pirate movement, and became active in Piratbyrån and The Pirate Bay. Sunde was then The Pirate Bay’s face. . . .

January 2008 was Sunde together with Fredrik Neij , Gottfrid Svartholm and Carl Lundström prosecuted in Sweden for effective and preparation for infringement via The Pirate Bay. The trial started on Monday 16th February 2009 , and the four defendants deny guilt and claim that Pirate Bay is considered as a search engine and that no copyrighted material found on the site’s servers . The 17 april 2009, the four sentenced to one year in prison each and a total of 30 million in damages jointly and severally to the music, film and record label claims submitted in the lawsuit. The judgment is likely to be appealed. . . .

(translation of Norwegian Wikipedia entry for Peter Sunde.)

1f. Following a number of organizations’ refusal to continue accepting money for WikiLeaks, members of Anonymous, allied with Pirate Bay/Pirate Party, launched “Operation Payback,” attacking numerous websites.

The hacker friendly website 4chan has begun to organize its members, known collectively as Anonymous, in an effort to prevent “the oppressive future which looms ahead.” The “Operation Avenge Assange” will consist of a series of Internet attacks that have begun with PayPal.

Julian Assange is a man who has made enemies. The editor-in-chief and creator of WikiLeaks is fighting battles on all fronts: legally, financially, personally and professionally, and even now sits in a jail cell in England following his arrest earlier today, after Sweden issued an arrest warrant stemming from four charges of sexual offences, including one of rape. But Assange is not without his allies, either. One of the more potentially powerful groups to throw in its support is the website 4chan, and some of its members that are collectively known as Anonymous.  The group that is either famous or infamous depending on your point of view, have begun a new campaign to support WikiLeaks and its creator that they are calling “Operation Avenge Assange”.

Operation Avenge Assange is a systematic attack that will target groups that Anonymous has deemed to have essentially treated Assange unfairly.  The first target on the list is PayPal, which reports that cyber attacks have already begun. . . .

“4chan-based Group ‘Anonymous’ Targets PayPal to Support WikiLeaks” by Ryan Fleming; Digital Trends; 12/7/2010.

1g. With members of the hacker community maintaining their “Anonymity,” it remains to be seen how many ideological Nazis are in the Pirate Party.

The cri­sis sur­round­ing the euro is lead­ing to grow­ing dis­sat­is­fac­tion with exist­ing par­ties all over the euro­zone. In France, as explained here last week, the cur­rent cri­sis has breathed new life into the far left. In Ger­many, where the far-left Die Linke party is the suc­ces­sor of the Com­mu­nist Party of East-Germany, an alto­gether new party has emerged: the Piraten­partei, the Pirates’ Party.

“I rec­og­nize we have a Nazi prob­lem in the Pirates,” Har­mut Semken, the head of the Berlin PP said. “There’s no alter­na­tive: a party which accepts mem­bers with­out any pre-screening can’t help but attract peo­ple try­ing to hide their con­tempt for human­ity behind free­dom of expres­sion,” he added. It is, how­ever, a strange posi­tion for a party not to allow any crit­i­cism of immi­gra­tion and reli­gions, such as Islam, while at the same time con­don­ing anti-Semitic activ­i­ties under the pre­text of free­dom of expression. . . .

“Will the Pirates Cap­ture Ger­many? by Peter Mar­tino; The Gate­stone Insti­tute; 4/24/2012.

1h. More on Nazis transitioning from the NPD (Germany’s top neo-Nazi party) into the Pirate Party:

Germany’s upstart Pirate Party is fight­ing off accu­sa­tions that right-wing extrem­ists may have infil­trated its ranks, fol­low­ing reports that at least two promi­nent mem­bers once belonged to the far-right National Demo­c­ra­tic Party.

Valentin Seipt, a Pirate Party dis­trict chair­man in Freis­ing, Bavaria resigned ear­lier this week after the accu­sa­tion emerged. Matthias Bah­ner, who is a Pirate Party dis­trict coun­cil mem­ber in Greif­swald, Mecklenburg-Western Pomera­nia is still in his posi­tion, although the party has said it will dis­cuss the issue this month.

The rev­e­la­tions are con­tro­ver­sial because the NPD is widely seen as a racist party sup­port­ing extreme right-wing stances.

In con­trast, the Pirate Party, which recently made big inroads in Berlin’s state elec­tions and is win­ning increas­ing sup­port nation­wide, por­trays itself as a party based on free­dom and the pro­tec­tion of civil rights. Recent polls have shown surg­ing fig­ures, with up to nine per­cent of Ger­mans sup­port­ing the Pirates.

Accord­ing to the Süd­deutsche Zeitung news­pa­per, Seipt was an NPD mem­ber from at least 2007 to 2009 and was, for a time, a deputy dis­trict chair­man for the NPD. . . .

“Two Pirates Exposed as For­mer NPD Mem­bers”; The Local; 10/12/2011.

2. Ultimately, Pirate Bay was sold to Swedish gaming firm GGF. (It appears that the deal wasn’t consummated due to the bankruptcy of GGF. Pirate Bay, in turn, is controlled by an offshore entity called Reservella, registered in the Seychelles.)

The ultimate motive for a fascist like Lundstrom to fund Pirate Bay is, obviously, a matter of speculation. One possibility to be considered is the Serpent’s Walk scenario, with the Underground Reich gaining control of all world media. (This is discussed at greater length in the long For The Record series about German Corporate Control of U.S. media. Recall BMG’s alliance with Napster in the early part of the decade. Might Lundstrom have been grooming Pirate Bay for corporate takeover by an Underground Reich entity?)

The lucrative commercialization of Napster may well have been one of the inspirations for GGF’s takeover of Pirate Bay.

Global Gaming Factory (GGF) has paid 60m kronor (£4.7m) to take over the site from its founders.

Once it has taken control, GGF said it would start paying copyright fees for the movies, music and games linked to via the site. . . .

“Pirate Bay Site Sold to Game Firm”; BBC News; 6/30/2009.

3. In that same context, it is worth noting that the quasi-populist ideological rhetoric surrounding Pirate Bay dovetails nicely with the sort of “fascist populism” marketed by the political parties financed by Lundstrom.

. . . The money man, Carl Lundström, on whose servers The Pirate Bay [and WikiLeaks–D.E.] was housed, is straight out of the crime novels of Stieg Larsson. He inherited a fortune built on crispbread, and has a long history of involvement with extreme rightwing politics. In the 1980s, he was a member of “Keep Sweden Swedish”, an anti-immigrant fringe group; he has financially backed the Sweden Democrats, a would-be populist and anti-immigrant party; and only this month the managing director of one of his companies was charged with a robbery in a small west-coast town, part of a feud within a neo-Nazi group. Lundström told the Metro news­paper (http://bit.ly/metro) after he sacked the man that he had known he was a party member, but not that he had gone to collect another member’s computer with a submachine gun.

Gottfrid Svartholm Varg and Frederik Neij, the nerds who run The Pirate Bay itself, have also been accused by the prosecutor of tax evasion, but deny that they were making any money from their business. Their attitude of sneering entitlement towards the government is all of a piece with their attitude towards the big content companies. . . .

. . . I know that a little bit of the rhetoric around The Pirate Bay sounds leftwing – the idea that it is wrong for “international capital” to push Sweden around – but that’s just populist, and could be found in the rhetoric of the kind of parties that Carl Lundström has supported too.

The overwhelming impression is of a clash between two rightwing views, one that says it is all right to steal from the state, and one which says it is sinful to steal from corporations. . . .

“The Pirate Bay trial Is the Collision of ‘Can I?’ and ‘Should I?’ Cultures” by Andrew Brown; The Guardian; 2/26/2009.

4. Interestingly, and perhaps significantly, the purchase of Pirate Bay by GGF took place the same week as the death of Michael Jackson. In FTR #695, we examined his untimely demise against the background of Bertelsmann’s re-entry into the music business and Michael Jackson’s ownership of the highly lucrative Beatles catalog. Might the two events have been linked–part of the Underground Reich’s bid to increase its presence in the music business?

Just before GGF’s purchase of Pirate Bay, the stock increased dramatically in price, causing many to speculate that insider trading may have been involved.

There have been two big music-business news stories in the past week. One has been – and still is – dominating all media outlets, and the other pretty much snuck in under the radar.

The biggest story, of course, was the death of Michael Jackson and the resulting cancellation of his 50 gigs at the O2. . .

. . . There are reports that subscribers are closing their accounts, and GGF is facing an insider-trading investigation after its stock saw a huge upswing in trades on Monday – the day before the deal was announced. . . .

“Behind the Music: Pirate Bay’s Purchase Proves they’re not Altruistic”; The Guardian; 7/03/2009.

5. As indicated above, Pirate Bay is nominally and legally the property of a mysterious holding company incorporated in the Seychelles called Reservella.

When lawyer Ernst-Jan Louwers showed up in a Dutch court this week to defend the three Pirate Bay administrators, he swore that none of the three men in fact owned the site, having got rid of it in a shady 2006 transaction. How shady? Louwers told the judge that he could produce literally no piece of evidence that the site had even been sold at all—no contract, no bank transfer, no nothing.

The Pirate Bay admins have long said that the site is actually controlled by a mysterious company called Reservella, based in the Seychelles islands. As for who controls Reservella, the admins say they have no idea—and frankly don’t care.

But Dutch antipiracy group BREIN says that it knows who controls Reservella, and it has the document to prove it: Fredrik Neij, one of the three Pirate Bay admins. . . .

“Reservella: The Shadowy Company Behind the Pirate Bay” by Nate Anderson; Law and Disorder; 10/12/2009.

6. Lundstrom is alleged to have suggested moving Pirate Bay’s operations to Argentina–certainly a hospitable place for a potential Bormann capital network business enterprise!

. . . . The paper also talks about knowledge on Lundstrom’s side about potential legal ramifications. Prosecutors say Lundstrom personally sent an SMS to Fredrik Neij on May 31st of 2006 to warn him about the raids against The Bay and its owners. Lundstrom supposedly also suggested in an email to move The Pirate Bay’s operations to Argentina. . . .

“Who Is the Fourth Man in the Pirate Bay Case?” by Janko Roettgers; Gigaom; 2/2/2008.

7. After Julian Assange was charged with rape by two women in Sweden, the Internet was abuzz with allegations that the women were affiliated with anti-Castro Cuban organizations. Featured in Alexander Cockburn’s Counterpunch online newsletter, the story was authored by one “Israel Shamir” (with an editorial credit by Paul Bennett).

8. What received less attention was the fact that “Israel Shamir” is actually one Joran Jermas, a raving, doctrinaire anti-Semite who is deeply involved with the Swedish Nazi/fascist milieu that counts Carl Lundstrom among its ranks.

A man who claims to be one of Israel’s leading intellectuals is also a Swedish anti-Semitic writer. Israel Shamir presents himself on his website as a leading Russian-Israeli intellectual and a writer, translator and journalist. But in 2001 he changed his name to Jöran Jermas and has surrounded himself in Sweden and Norway with anti-Semites and strange conspiracy theorists. . . .. . . Jermas’s translator in Norway is Hans Olav Brendberg, a teacher, who was recently asked to leave the executive committee of a branch of the Red Electoral Alliance (RV). The left-wing RV, which took 1.2% of the vote in the general election in 2001 and has over 80 local councillors, accused Brendberg of making anti-Jewish statements on the internet and in his work as Jermas’s translator.

Brendberg, 35, stirred up controversy after writing articles for the left-wing daily Klassekampen in which he charged the Jews with killing Christ and hating all non-Jews. But it is through the KK-forum, Klassekampen’s semi-official web-based discussion forum, that Brendberg has gained most notoriety for statements such as: “Millions of nice Germans have always existed but not one of them is mentioned in Anne Frank’s Diaries. As for the broader picture: is not the world bigger than the attic of a Dutch city apartment block?”

On several occasions, Brendberg has referred to Kevin MacDonald, an extreme right-wing American, as an authority on Jewish matters. MacDonald, a professor at an obscure Californian university, is a white racist, antisemitic, anti-black, anti-left apologist for Hitler’s genocide and an inveterate fascist.

MacDonald is perhaps most infamous for his claim that the Jews have effected a breeding programme to conquer other “races”. He appeared in court as a witness on behalf of David Irving, the British quasi-historian and Hitler admirer, in his libel case against Deborah Lipstadt. . . .

. . . Shamir has found other, even more extreme friends in Sweden. One of his Swedish translators, Lars Adelskog, is not only a leading figure in the Swedish UFO movement but can also be found in the jungle of conspiracy theories where the Illuminati, the Freemasons and lizards in human form are supposedly working together to end civilisation as we know it.

Adelskog’s last book bore the profound title En tom säck kan inte stå (An empty bag cannot stand) and was published by the openly nazi publisher Nordiska Förlaget. [NB–Carl Lundstrom patronizes this same publishing outfit, as seen below.) This organization also sells books by MacDonald, Hitler and Irving. In his latest book, Adelskog tries in typical nazi style to “prove” that the Nazi genocide of the Jews never took place.

Adelskog was previously the editor of the Swedish “alternative” magazine Nexus, where he also spread his pet conspiracy theories. The Nationalsocialistisk Front later touted unsold issues of Nexus through its website.

Jermas/Shamir himself is no stranger to conspiracy theories. When he visited Norway in 2001, he made the laughable claim in the mainstream newspaper Adresseavisa that many Jews received text messages warning them to get out of the World Trade Centre in New York before the terror attacks of 11 September.

Another outlet that eagerly promotes antisemitic conspiracy theories is the Russian magazine Zavtra and its editor Alexander Prokhanov. While in Moscow, Jermas worked as a journalist for Zavtra, which has been described as Russia’s most antisemitic rag. When the notorious racist and former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke went to Russia to promote his new book, Jewish Supremacism, and his National Association for the Advancement of White People, it was on Prokhanov’s invitation.

Despite the dogs with which he is willing to lie down, Jermas does not seem afraid of catching fleas. In the USA, Alex Linder of Kirksville, Missouri, who has seemingly fallen from grace in the Nazi National Alliance (NA), has set up his own outfit called the Vanguard News Network. Lindner is eagerly promoting a forthcoming congress of Holocaust liars in Sacramento this year and published parts of a peculiar email correspondence with Jermas, posing under his old name of Shamir. . . .

“Israeli Writer Is Swedish Anti-Semite” by Tor Bach, Sven Johansen and Lise Apfelbum; The Searchlight; May/2004.

9. Pirate Bay sugar daddy Lundstrom has discussed his political sympathies. [The excerpt below is from Google translations. The Swedish sentence is followed by the English translation.] Note  that he appears on the user/subscriber list for Nordic Publishers, the Nazi publishing outfit that handles the efforts produced by one of Jermas’s [aka “Shamir’s”] publishers.

. . . Lundström har inte gjort någon hemlighet av sina sympatier för främlingsfientliga grupper, och förra året fanns hans namn med på kundregistret hos det nazistiska bokförlaget Nordiska Förlaget. Lundstrom has made no secret of his sympathy for the xenophobic groups, and last year was his name with the customer code of the Nazi publishing house Nordic Publishers.

– Jag stöder dem genom att köpa böcker och musik. – I support them by buying books and music. Ni i media vill bara sprida missaktning om olika personer. You in the media just want to spread contempt for different people. Ni i media är fyllda av hat till Pirate Bay, avslutar en mycket upprörd Carl Lundström. You in the media is full of hatred to the Pirate Bay, finishing a very upset Carl Lundström.

Nordiska Förlaget säljer vit makt musik och böcker som hyllar rasistiska våldshandlingar. Nordic publishing company sells white power music and books that celebrates the racist violence. Förlaget stöder nazisternas demonstration i Salem och bjöd in Ku Klux Klan ledaren till en föredragturné i Sverige. Publisher supports the Nazi demonstration in Salem and invited the Ku Klux Klan leader [David Duke] for a lecture tour in Sweden. . . .

“The Goal: Take over all Piracy” by Peter Karlsson; realtid.se; 3/10/2006.

10a. It turns out that both Jermas and his son, of similar political sympathies, are actual employees of WikiLeaks. Jermas is involved with the outfit’s operations in Russia, his son [Wahlstrom] is involved with the Swedish operations of WikiLeaks.

The Swedish media has identified Shamir’s son, a disgraced journalist named Johannes Wahlström, himself accused of anti-Semitism and falsifying quotes, as a WikiLeaks spokesman in Sweden. Indeed, Wahlström has authored stories based on the WikiLeaks material for the newspaper Aftonbladet and is credited as a producer on a recent Swedish public television documentary about the group.

But while being the son of a famous Holocaust denier is perhaps only suggestive—Wahlström is surely not responsible for his father’s many sins—his celebrations of his father’s work in print and his contributions to Shamir’s website suggest ideological affinity.* Indeed, in 2005 Wahlström wrote a story for the leftist magazine Ordfront arguing that Swedish media, not known for being friendly to the Jewish state, was in fact being manipulated by Jewish interests on behalf of the Israeli government.

Three of the journalists interviewed for the story—Cecilia Uddén, Lotta Schüllerqvist, and Peter Löfgren—claimed that Wahlström falsified quotes, leading the magazine to withdraw the story and issue an apology. Heléne Lööw, a historian of fascism and European neo-Nazism, commented that the Wahlström story contained all the “elements that one would find in a classic anti-Semitic conspiracy theory.”

A member of Ordfront’s editorial board, writing in the newspaper Dagens Nyheter, lamented that the piece was ever published, citing Wahlström’s “close working relationship with Israel Shamir,” without pointing out just how close the two were.

Wahlström and Shamir, father and son, are the WikiLeaks representatives for two rather large geographic areas. According to Swedish Radio’s investigation, Wahlström is the gatekeeper of the cables in Scandinavia, and “has the power to decide” which newspapers are provided access and what leaks they are allowed to see. (At the time of filing, Wahlström had yet to respond to an email request for comment.) . . .

“Assange’s Extremist Employees: Why is WikiLeaks employing a Holocaust Denier and his disgraced son?” by Michael C. Moynihan; Reason Magazine; 12/14/2010.

10b. The above-cited article chronicled the extreme nature of Jermas/Shamir’s views:

. . . So let us quickly recap the foulness of Shamir’s political views. As I noted last week, he has called the Auschwitz concentration camp “an internment facility, attended by the Red Cross (as opposed to the US internment centre in Guantanamo),” not a place of extermination. He told a Swedish journalist (and fellow Holocaust denier) that “it’s every Muslim and Christian’s duty to deny the Holocaust.” . . .

Idem.

11. According to my Silicon Valley sources, the arrangement whereby Pirate Bay, Lundstrom, Pirate Party etc. hosts WikiLeaks would permit the Underground Reich (Nazi International or Fascist International, if you will) to access everything sent to WikiLeaks! Thus, whatever else WikiLeaks may be, it certainly appears to be a Nazi data-mining operation, among other things. An e-mail from Julian Assange to WikiLeaks co-founder turned critic John Young gives us an idea just how successful and profound that data-mining operation is.

To: John Young
From: Wikileaks
Subject: martha stuart pgp
Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2007 12:20:25 -0500

J. We are going to fuck them all. Chinese mostly, but not entirely a feint. Invention abounds. Lies, twists and distorts everywhere needed for protection. Hackers monitor Chinese and other intel as they burrow into their targets, when they pull, so do we.

Inexhaustible supply of material. Near 100,000 documents/emails a day. [Italics are mine–D.E.] We’re going to crack the world open and let it flower into something new. If fleecing the CIA will assist us, then fleece we will. We have pullbacks from NED, CFR, Freedomhouse and other CIA teats. We have all of pre 2005 Afghanistan. Almost all of India fed. Half a dozen foreign ministries. Dozens of political parties and consulates, Worldbank, apec, UN sections, trade groups, Tibet and Fulan Dafa associations and… Russian phishing mafia who pull data everywhere. We’re drowning. We don’t even know a tenth of what we have or who it belongs to. We stopped storing it at 1Tb.”

http://cryptome.org/wikileaks/wikileaks-leak.htm

12. In the context of Lundstrom’s operations, it is interesting and (possibly) significant that Sweden is the company that had the largest number of front companies set up under the Bormann flight capital program.

. . . Seven hundred and fifty new corporations were established in the last months of the war under the direction of Reichsleiter Bormann, using the technique perfected by Hermann Schmitz [of I.G. Farben]. A national of each country was the nominal head of each corporate structure and the board was a mix of German administrators and bank officials, while the staffing at senior and middle management levels was comprised of German scientists and technicians. In the background were the shadowy owners of the corporation, those Germans who possessed the bearer bonds as proof of stock ownership. The establishment of such companies, usually launched in industries requiring high technical skills was welcomed in Spain and Argentina, to give two examples because those governments appreciated that German companies would generate jobs and implement a more favorable balance of trade. Country by country, a breakdown by U.S. treasury investigators of these new 750 German firms was as follows: Portugal, 58; Spain, 112; Sweden, 233; Switzerland, 214; Turkey, 35; Argentina, 98. . . .

(Martin Bormann: Nazi in Exile; Paul Manning; Copyright 1981 [HC]; Lyle Stuart Inc.; ISBN 0-8184-0309-8; pp. 135-136.)

12. For perspective on the Bormann capital network’s control of corporate Germany (including Peter Sunde’s employer Siemens) and of the firms in the old I.G. Farben orbit (including Sandoz, who capitalized Lundstrom) we again turn to Manning.

. . . . Each of these three spin­offs from I.G. Far­ben today does more busi­ness indi­vid­u­ally than did Far­ben at its zenith, when its cor­po­rate struc­ture cov­ered 93 coun­tries. BASF and Bayer indi­vid­u­ally boast world­wide sales of nearly $10 bil­lion annu­ally, while Hoechst, now the world’s largest chem­i­cal com­pany, gen­er­ated $16.01 bil­lion in world­wide sales in 1980. Each does more busi­ness than E.I. du Pont de Nemours, with sales of $9.4 billion. . . .

The United States is, of course, the major mar­ket, one into which these Ger­man cor­po­ra­tions con­tinue to pour invest­ment money for both new cap­i­tal con­struc­tion and cor­po­rate takeovers. Together, these three multi­na­tion­als assure per­ma­nent pros­per­ity for the orig­i­nal 450 Far­ben stock­hold­ers, their banks, and the shad­owy share­hold­ers of the Bor­mann orga­ni­za­tion in South Amer­ica who guard and vote the Her­mann Schmitz trust fund through inter­me­di­aries at the annual meet­ings of BASF, Bayer and Hoechst. . . .

Ibid.; pp. 282-83.

13. More on the Bormann capital network’s control of corporate Germany:

. . . . If there is any doubt in Europe who in the long run won the peace, there is none what­so­ever among the for­mer Ger­man lead­ers dwelling in South Amer­ica. It is a good bet that if Her­mann Schmitz were alive today, he would bear wit­ness as to who really won. Schmitz died con­tented, hav­ing wit­nessed the resur­gence of I.G. Far­ben, albeit in altered cor­po­rate forms, a money machine that con­tin­ues to gen­er­ate prof­its for all the old I.G. share­hold­ers and enor­mous inter­na­tional power for the Ger­man cadre direct­ing the work­ings of the suc­ces­sor firms. . . . He was the mas­ter manip­u­la­tor, the cor­po­rate and finan­cial wiz­ard, the magi­cian, who could make money appear and dis­ap­pear, and reap­pear again.

His whole exis­tence was leg­erde­main, played out on the game­board of I.G. Far­ben and his beloved Ger­many. . . Their [Schmitz and Bor­mann] asso­ci­a­tion was close and trust­ing over the years, and it is the con­sid­ered opin­ion of those in their cir­cle that the wealth pos­sessed by Her­mann Schmitz was shifted to Switzer­land and South Amer­ica, and placed in trust with Bor­mann, the legal heir to Hitler. [Her­mann] Schmitz’s wealth—largely I.G. Far­ben bearer bonds con­verted to the Big Three suc­ces­sor firms, shares in Stan­dard Oil of New Jer­sey (equal to those held by the Rock­e­fellers), as well as shares in the 750 cor­po­ra­tions he helped Bor­mann estab­lish dur­ing the last year of World War II—has increased in all seg­ments of the mod­ern indus­trial world. The Bor­mann orga­ni­za­tion in South Amer­ica uti­lizes the vot­ing power of the Schmitz trust along with their own assets to guide the multi­na­tion­als they con­trol, as they keep steady the eco­nomic course of the Fatherland. . .

Ibid.; pp. 279-280.

Discussion

11 comments for “FTR #732 Dead Man’s Chest: WikiFascism and the Attack of the Cyber-Wandervogel”

  1. It is a terrific show, very dynamic. You have managed to bring together all the pieces of the wikiLeaks roller coaster. It confirms with great clarity what has emerged slowly through the last years: the Left has been dissolved into the Right. It no longer exists. What is being refered to as the New Left is in fact a series of groups that have been manufactured in the labs of the Right.The only thing that prevent us from seing that from the start is the Left garment that is giving to these groups such as Tea Parties, the Lyndon Larouche organization, WikiLeaks, etc. Everyone can find example of these in our local communities.

    These groups are honey traps to deceive good people and screwing their chances to organize themselves efficiently and fight against the rise of fascism.

    The question of the Wandervogel strucked my interest. The novelist on which I made my master thesis, Hermann Hesse, wrote many novels relating to “Romantik Wanderers”. He was on the literary side of that trend. He managed to get out of Germany before WWII broke out and provided hospitality for many Jews during the war. No need to mention that he never accepted the Reich’s ideas.

    I will have this master thesis online very soon on my anti-fascism blog at:

    http://lys-dor.com

    There is also an overview of the internet and a brief description of For the Record show and yourself under the menu RESISTANCE available now.

    Have a great day and keep fighting back!

    Posted by Claude | January 23, 2011, 4:47 pm
  2. Thanks Dave :-)

    Posted by Sam Hain | January 24, 2011, 5:55 pm
  3. “J. We are going to fuck them all. Chi­nese mostly, but not entirely a feint. Inven­tion abounds. Lies, twists and dis­torts every­where needed for pro­tec­tion. Hack­ers mon­i­tor Chi­nese and other intel as they bur­row into their tar­gets, when they pull, so do we.

    Inex­haustible sup­ply of mate­r­ial. Near 100,000 documents/emails a day. [Ital­ics are mine–D.E.] We’re going to crack the world open and let it flower into some­thing new. If fleec­ing the CIA will assist us, then fleece we will. We have pull­backs from NED, CFR, Free­dom­house and other CIA teats. We have all of pre 2005 Afghanistan. Almost all of India fed. Half a dozen for­eign min­istries. Dozens of polit­i­cal par­ties and con­sulates, World­bank, apec, UN sec­tions, trade groups, Tibet and Fulan Dafa asso­ci­a­tions and… Russ­ian phish­ing mafia who pull data every­where. We’re drown­ing. We don’t even know a tenth of what we have or who it belongs to. We stopped stor­ing it at 1Tb.”

    J. We are going to fuck them all. Chi­nese mostly, but not entirely a feint. Inven­tion abounds. Lies, twists and dis­torts every­where needed for pro­tec­tion. Hack­ers mon­i­tor Chi­nese and other intel as they bur­row into their tar­gets, when they pull, so do we.

    Inex­haustible sup­ply of mate­r­ial. Near 100,000 documents/emails a day. [Ital­ics are mine–D.E.] We’re going to crack the world open and let it flower into some­thing new. If fleec­ing the CIA will assist us, then fleece we will. We have pull­backs from NED, CFR, Free­dom­house and other CIA teats. We have all of pre 2005 Afghanistan. Almost all of India fed. Half a dozen for­eign min­istries. Dozens of polit­i­cal par­ties and con­sulates, World­bank, apec, UN sec­tions, trade groups, Tibet and Fulan Dafa asso­ci­a­tions and… Russ­ian phish­ing mafia who pull data every­where. We’re drown­ing. We don’t even know a tenth of what we have or who it belongs to. We stopped stor­ing it at 1Tb.”

    http://www.ccc.de/?language=en

    25 % of the World Economy is a black-market economy. Why are eminent deep-diggers like Emory so afraid of tangles from “hippies” (and what is their message?, see over)and let the official and professional liars, bankers and other traitors get away?

    The CCC was formed in 1981, and WL is a result of that. CCC also played a significant part of bringing down Communism and the Iron Wall. I trust them to bring down the rest of the deceptive powers which has tormented this world for ages.

    Tags: Wau Holland
    Karl Koch
    Robert Anton Wilson

    I rather would stick my investigations to the underground-fascist Lyndon LaRouche’s business in Sweden (Schiller Institute), and how they manage put a real anti-semite on top of their organisation.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbxuxXj5kxQ&feature=related

    EAP receives money from both Italy and Russia. The rest you might figure out for yourself.

    http://lyndonlarouchewatch.org/larouche-newest1.htm

    Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2011, 10:13 am
  4. Obama Calls for Secure Online-Identity System
    http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/04/obama-online-security/

    Posted by Philip K Dick | April 15, 2011, 5:07 pm
  5. Sorry to have kept you waiting. Finally, yeah finally, my master thesis on Hermann Hesse is online. You can find it at this URL as a PDF file, taking for granted that you can read french, in the Your Webmaster section:

    http://lys-dor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/masterthesis.pdf

    Hesse might have been a “romantik wanderer” but he was no fool and not a nazi. In fact, he is one of the most genuine individual that I know of, of not having been deceived by the sirens of fascism. He was a grown adult during the 1920-1945 period and managed to stay out of the Third Reich’s reach. He was among the most brilliant and realistic ones.

    Have a good read, you Dave and all the listeners. Keep up the fight.

    Posted by Claude | July 25, 2011, 7:51 am
  6. http://boingboing.net/2011/08/20/german-pirate-party-poised-to-win-first-federal-electoral-contest.html

    German Pirate Party poised to win first federal electoral contest

    Germany’s Pirate Party is kicking major electoral ass, holding 50 local elected offices across the country, and are now poised to win their first federal electoral contests:

    “We are delighted that our demands for more transparency, participation and democracy for the people of Berlin are shared by the public. The Berlin people want change, and they recognize that a vote for the Pirate Party is not wasted,” Pirate Party’s Gerhard Anger said.

    “With this poll result we are not in the state parliament yet. However, it is an important step in the right direction. We have to work hard in the next four weeks. In order to see the results of this poll reflected in actual votes on election day, we still have to keep on going,” Anger adds.

    Previously the German Pirate Party already held a seat in the national parliament when Jörg Tauss left the Social Democrats to join the pirates. However, having people voted into parliament through an election would be an even bigger accomplishment.

    Posted by R. Wilson | August 20, 2011, 7:20 pm
  7. @R. Wilson: Sounds like good news to me. I just hope their sincere efforts don’t get hijacked by the fascists who HAVE tried to infiltrate the movement as Dave has so rightly stated so many times in the past.

    Posted by Steven | August 22, 2011, 2:29 am
  8. Did “Anonymous” actually hack Karl Rove’s “ORCA” data-mining operation? Could this explain Rove’s freak-out live on Fox re; Ohio on Election night?

    http://truth-out.org/news/item/12845-anonymous-karl-rove-and-2012-election-fix

    and:

    http://thepardu.wordpress.com/2012/11/18/anonymous-claims-to-have-killed-karl-roves-orca/

    Posted by Swamp | November 21, 2012, 9:52 am
  9. @SWAMP–

    If “Anonymous” did indeed do this, they are to be heartily commended.

    Good Show, Anonymous, if that is in fact the case.

    As I’ve indicated in my discussion of WikiLeaks, they appear to be “Anarcho/Utopian” in their orientation.

    They have been cynically used by the Nazis and corporate fascists lurking beneath the surface of WikiLeaks, etc.

    Do take the time, SWAMP, to examine FTR #732, 745 and some of my ruminations on the Pirate Bay milieu.

    Thanks for paying attention to this website,

    Dave

    Posted by Dave Emory | November 21, 2012, 4:50 pm
  10. @Dave: That’s true. Even Anonymous could be compromised from time to time because of their open-ended nature.

    But there are still plenty of decent people and that organization, and if they did indeed stop Rove’s dirty tricks in the Buckeye State, then I wholeheartedly thank them for their actions as well. =)

    Posted by Steve L. | November 22, 2012, 5:47 pm
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