What if Adolf Hitler had won WWII?
Further comments by William Gayley
Hitler took over the reins at the
time of the Great Depression. What followed is a matter of history. There were
6,000,000 unemployed in Germany (about 30 percent of the working population) and
11,000,000 in the U.S. But "within two years [Hitler's] schemes for the
regeneration of the German people astonished everyone. While the Ship of State
in America was lumbering rudderless in stormy seas, Hitler was steering his bark
into comparatively calm water at home. Never was such a feat excelled, and he
drew from Churchill and many others praise never before given to a European
The transformation seemed miraculous.
Industry was booming. Unemployment was wiped out. Savings began to climb. The
German peasant, who had been on the verge of utter ruin, was given the honored
status as the source of the nation's food supply, his land was released from the
grip of the Jewish usurer and measures taken to ensure that it should "remain
permanently in the possession of one family, handed down from father to son."
The sterilization of the unfit was
begun, under the supervision of eugenics courts, to whose competence and
conscientiousness Lothrop Stoddard witnessed in his Into the Darkness.
Improvement of the German people's genetic stock was fostered by marriage loans
to couples who had graded high in selective tests, one quarter of which was
cancelled for each child they brought into the world. And this is only to
mention some of the most important undertakings that were launched, reaching, it
was planned, far into Germany's future.
But economically all this was founded
on moves that were detestable to the international bankers. Instead of basing
Germany's recovery on enormous loans from their banks, as they had counted on
his doing, he realized that (to say it again) the hand that lends is always
stronger than the hand that receives, and that therefore Germany could never be
free, to chose her course and shape her life according to her own will, or even
to achieve a recovery that was real and to build an economy that would prove
solid and lasting, if she went into debt to the international bankers.
He therefore worked out a temporary
expedient of barter, by which he could get much of what he needed by exchanging
German surplus for the surplus of other countries-in common parlance, by
swapping. But of much farther-reaching significance than this, and to the
bankers more horrifying and infuriating, was his growing realization-like that
of Lincoln during our Civil War-that the credit of a nation is a social product
and requires no backing of bankers' gold.
The sound basis of it is "the
abundance of the productive capacity of nature taken together with the
responsibility of the whole people." It therefore "belongs to the nation, and
there is not the slightest reason why the nation should have to pay for its own
credit." To demand that it do so is as preposterous as it would be to try to
force a man to pay rent for the use of his own house. What Lincoln gave the
American people, Hitler gave the people of Germany-"their own paper to pay their
The almost immediate result, in the
world of international commerce, was a great burst of prosperity and
florescence. Germany began to crowd out all competitors, not only in the nearby
Balkans, but even in South America. "By means of barter trade Germany was able
to sweep the South American markets until 1936, by which time her export trade
had doubled and [Britain's] and that of the United States had declined...
Between 1936 and 1937, Hitler's four year plan was well on the way to success,
but then came an ultimatum from the financiers that Germany must return to the
Gold Standard 'as the only method which could so regulate international trade as
to prevent war' "
But the truth was something very
different. The truth was that Hitler's money system-not the mere theory of it,
but its practical soundness and its actual widespread success both at home and
abroad, a soundness and a success that were being demonstrated before the eyes
of the whole world-laid the axe to the very root of the international bankers'
power and their dream of world dominion.
Gold is unnecessary to make a
currency sound and trustworthy! Money that could be issued in any necessary
quantity without going into debt for it! No wonder the bankers stood aghast at
the prospect, and decided that Hitler had to be destroyed.
Probably Viscount Lymington hit the
nail exactly on the head when he declared in his The New Pioneer for May 1939:
"If we have a period of peace for
only three years, the financial system of Messrs. Frankfurter, Warburg and
Baruch and most of Wall Street, will topple of its own accord."
But probably the Jewish High Command
itself was the first to realize that the time Fate allowed them was short, that
they must crush the Hitler menace quickly or lose forever. And this perhaps
lends credibility to the charge, quoted from the English monthly The Word, that
"Marriner Eccles of the Federal Reserve Board and Montagu Norman of the Bank of
England agreed not later than 1935 on the joint policy of killing Hitler's
financial experiment by all methods, including war, if necessary. Norman's job
was to engineer Hitler into the dilemma of having to reverse his financial
policy or commit an act of war." In any case, we know that the invasion of
Czechoslovakia or the sovereignty of Poland had little to do with the origin of
All my inquiry into the matter has
left me very certain that the primary issue, over which the war was precipitated
and fought, was Germany's rejection of the Gold Standard, and the bankers'
realization that Hitler's system, if not overthrown by force, would spread all
over the world and be the utter ruination of their parasitic system based on the
creation of debt.
Simpson, 'Which Way Western Man'
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