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FTR #844 Interview (#7) with Peter Levenda about “The Hitler Legacy”

Peter Lev­en­da’s “The Hitler Lega­cy” is, in Mr. Emory’s opin­ion, one of the most impor­tant polit­i­cal books ever writ­ten. This sev­enth inter­view with Peter about the book sets forth the pow­er­ful Nazi pres­ence in Indone­sia pri­or to, dur­ing, and after World War II. In addi­tion to the sig­nif­i­cant pres­ence of the Dutch Nazi par­ty in Indone­sia, the NSDAP also had a sig­nif­i­cant pres­ence in this for­mer colony of the Nether­lands. The most pop­u­lous Mus­lim coun­try in the world, Indone­sia was seen as the key ele­ment in an Islamist bul­wark against Com­mu­nist Chi­na. This strat­a­gem was envi­sioned by Charles Willough­by, Gen­er­al Dou­glas MacArthur’s intel­li­gence chief and a doc­tri­naire fas­cist. Although sup­port­ive of Axis con­quest of the Nether­lands and Indone­sia, which he saw as free­ing the arch­i­pel­ago from colo­nial dom­i­na­tion, Sukarno espoused a “Third Way” at the con­fer­ence of Non-Aligned nations in Ban­dung in 1955. This led the US to see him as a Com­mu­nist and begin attempts to depose him. In order to pro­vide financ­ing for Indone­sia and oth­er Third World coun­tries, Sukarno appears to have turned to Hjal­mar Schacht, Hitler’s finance min­is­ter, who uti­lized Nazi gold ship­ments to Asia to “prime the eco­nom­ic pump” for this abortive project.

Germany and the Fragmenting of the United Kingdom

So-called “pro­gres­sive” ele­ments with­in the EU are advanc­ing the Ger­man agen­da of work­ing to frag­ment larg­er nations. In addi­tion to the Greens, the Euro­pean Free Alliance is mov­ing to redraw the map of Europe, with a great­ly expand­ed Ger­many. Ger­man NGO’s are sup­port­ing the seces­sion of parts of the Unit­ed King­dom. Some of those same NGO’s have also been sup­port­ive of terrorist/Muslim Broth­er­hood ele­ments dur­ing the so-called Arab Spring.

Austerity as a Vehicle for Breaking Up Nations

Over the years, we have cov­ered the Hapsburg/Thyssen UNPO and its cham­pi­oning of eth­nic minori­ties as a vehi­cle for break­ing up large nations into small­er, more pli­able states. Using the human suf­fer­ing and social dis­lo­ca­tion brought about by its “aus­ter­i­ty” pro­gram to frag­ment large nations, Ger­many is active­ly sup­port­ing the seces­sion of Cat­alo­nia from Spain and, in coop­er­a­tion its Aus­tri­an part­ner, the South Tyrol from Italy. Man­i­fest­ing what, for lack of a bet­ter term, might be called “eth­nic impe­ri­al­ism,” Ger­many is using far-right, neo-Nazi ele­ments as foot sol­diers to assist the ver­triebene groups in pro­mot­ing the seces­sion of Ger­man-speak­ing minori­ties in Poland and oth­er parts of East­ern Europe. Tar­get­ing Chi­na, Ger­many con­tin­ues its equiv­o­cal sup­port for indi­vid­u­als and eth­nic groups seek­ing to frag­ment that nation. As we have seen in past dis­cus­sion, the Unit­ed States is also tar­get­ed for Balka­niza­tion and sub­ver­sion.

Mystery of a killer elite fuels unrest in Turkey

Arrest of 47 peo­ple over alleged coup plot sparks fears of hid­den ultra-right net­work by Jason Burke THE OBSERVER It has the ele­ments of a thriller: a shad­owy group of right-wing for­mer sol­diers, a mafia don, extrem­ist lawyers and politi­cians; hand-grenades in a ruck­sack; plots to kill the Prime Min­is­ter and a Nobel-prize win­ning writer; […]

Fascist Ecology: The “Green Wing” of the Nazi Party and its Historical Antecedents

Excerpt fromEco­fas­cism: Lessons from the Ger­man Expe­ri­enceby Janet Biehl and Peter Stau­den­maier1995, AK Pres­sIS­BN 1–873176 73 2 pp 4–12 “We rec­og­nize that sep­a­rat­ing human­i­ty from nature, from the whole of life, leads to humankind’s own destruc­tion and to the death of nations. Only through a rein­te­gra­tion of human­i­ty into the whole of nature can our […]

Rudolf Bahro: Volkisch Spirituality

Excerpt fromEco­fas­cism: Lessons from the Ger­man Expe­ri­enceby Janet Biehl and Peter Stau­den­maier1995, AK Pres­sIS­BN 1–873176 73 2 pp 48–50 Rudolf Bahro: Volkisch Spir­i­tu­al­i­ty If fas­cists are using eco­log­i­cal themes to update their racial and nation­al­ist aims, oth­er thinkers are devel­op­ing an eco­log­i­cal spir­i­tu­al­ism along New Age lines that bears no small resem­blance to the völkisch […]

Live From Lhasa

Shaky cell-phone videos from Tibet fore­tell doom for the Chi­nese empire. by Anne Apple­baumSLATE Cell-phone pho­tographs and videos from Tibet, blur­ry and ama­teur, are cir­cu­lat­ing on the Inter­net. Some show clouds of tear gas; oth­ers burn­ing build­ings and shops; still oth­ers pur­­ple-robed monks, riot police, and con­fu­sion. Watch­ing them, it is impos­si­ble not to remem­ber […]

Russia, Ukraine Trade Harsh Words Over Historical Memory

by Taras KuzioEura­sia Dai­ly Mon­i­tor On Decem­ber 14 Russia’s Min­istry of For­eign Affairs (MFA) issued a strong­ly word­ed state­ment com­plain­ing of “open nation­al­ist, anti-Russ­ian, and Russ­pho­bic feel­ings and devel­op­ments in Ukraine.” Attempts are being made, it claimed, to “use dif­fi­cult peri­ods in our joint his­to­ry to receive brief polit­i­cal rewards based on doubt­ful ide­o­log­i­cal pre­ten­sions.” […]

Fascist Overtones From Blithely Oblivious Rock Fans

by Nicholas Wood­NEW YORK TIMES ZAGREB, Croa­t­ia, June 30 — On a hot Sun­day evening in June, thou­sands of fans in a packed sta­di­um here in the Croa­t­ian cap­i­tal gave a Nazi salute as the rock star Marko Perkovic shout­ed a well-known slo­gan from World War II. Some of the fans were wear­ing the black […]

Murder by Cricket

by Patricky Hru­byESPN E‑Ticket KINGSTON, Jamaica — The body is gone, long since removed, stuffed into a black zip-up bag, chilled to 40 degrees. Life­less and embalmed. Yet still the detec­tive is tak­ing pic­tures. Actu­al­ly, he’s not tak­ing pic­tures. He’s telling anoth­er guy to take pic­tures, which makes sense, since the oth­er guy is hold­ing […]