The Red House Report

Henrik Sultan/ maj 12, 2009/ EU, Politik

Hittade en sjukt intressant text genom hax bloggen om hur EU grundlades. Här på dailymail kan ni läsa om en hemlig rapport kallad ”red house report”, riktigt intressant läsning om hur nazisterna styrde undan pengar och planerade för ett efterkrigstiden Tyskland och om hur dom skulle kunna ta makten igen.

Erhard pondered how German industry could expand its reach across the shattered European continent. The answer was through supranationalism – the voluntary surrender of national sovereignty to an international body. Germany and France were the drivers behind the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), the precursor to the European Union. The ECSC was the first supranational organisation, established in April 1951 by six European states. It created a common market for coal and steel which it regulated. This set a vital precedent for the steady erosion of national sovereignty, a process that continues today.

But before the common market could be set up, the Nazi industrialists had to be pardoned, and Nazi bankers and officials reintegrated. In 1957, John J. McCloy, the American High Commissioner for Germany, issued an amnesty for industrialists convicted of war crimes. The two most powerful Nazi industrialists, Alfried Krupp of Krupp Industries and Friedrich Flick, whose Flick Group eventually owned a 40 per cent stake in Daimler-Benz, were released from prison after serving barely three years.

Krupp and Flick had been central figures in the Nazi economy. Their companies used slave labourers like cattle, to be worked to death. The Krupp company soon became one of Europe’s leading industrial combines. The Flick Group also quickly built up a new pan-European business empire. Friedrich Flick remained unrepentant about his wartime record and refused to pay a single Deutschmark in compensation until his death in July 1972 at the age of 90, when he left a fortune of more than $1billion, the equivalent of £400million at the time.

‘For many leading industrial figures close to the Nazi regime, Europe became a cover for pursuing German national interests after the defeat of Hitler,’ says historian Dr Michael Pinto-Duschinsky, an adviser to Jewish former slave labourers.’The continuity of the economy of Germany and the economies of post-war Europe is striking. Some of the leading figures in the Nazi economy became leading builders of the European Union.’

Lite skrämmande läsning är det, men det finns mera…

Like Krupp and Flick, Hermann Abs, post-war Germany’s most powerful banker, had prospered in the Third Reich. Dapper, elegant and diplomatic, Abs joined the board of Deutsche Bank, Germany’s biggest bank, in 1937. As the Nazi empire expanded, Deutsche Bank enthusiastically ‘Aryanised’ Austrian and Czechoslovak banks that were owned by Jews. By 1942, Abs held 40 directorships, a quarter of which were in countries occupied by the Nazis. Many of these Aryanised companies used slave labour and by 1943 Deutsche Bank’s wealth had quadrupled.

Abs also sat on the supervisory board of I.G. Farben, as Deutsche Bank’s representative. I.G. Farben was one of Nazi Germany’s most powerful companies, formed out of a union of BASF, Bayer, Hoechst and subsidiaries in the Twenties.It was so deeply entwined with the SS and the Nazis that it ran its own slave labour camp at Auschwitz, known as Auschwitz III, where tens of thousands of Jews and other prisoners died producing artificial rubber…

… Abs was put in charge of allocating Marshall Aid – reconstruction funds – to German industry. By 1948 he was effectively managing Germany’s economic recovery. Crucially, Abs was also a member of the European League for Economic Co-operation, an elite intellectual pressure group set up in 1946. The league was dedicated to the establishment of a common market, the precursor of the European Union. Its members included industrialists and financiers and it developed policies that are strikingly familiar today – on monetary integration and common transport, energy and welfare systems.

When Konrad Adenauer, the first Chancellor of West Germany, took power in 1949, Abs was his most important financial adviser.

Nu ska vi nog säga att jag inte tror att EU skulle vara fyllt av galna Nazister men många som tjänade gott under kriget har tjänat gott under skapandet av Eu och hade nog ett finger med i spelet. Lobby organisationer finns det gott om och det är inte lätt att veta vad dom alla har för hemligheter. Men det är inte direkt överraskande att det är så här för makt vill ALLTID ha mer makt, inget nytt i det.  Alla galna diktaturer har alltid haft någon eller några som roffat åt sig och gjort allt för att behålla den makten att kunna fortsätta göra så, alla har dom olika ursäkter men slutmålet är alltid detsamma. Behålla status quo. Och om Eu gör någonting så är det att centralisera makten runt Bryssel mer och mer, Lissabonfördraget är bara det senaste av alla förslag. Dom kan försöka påstå att det skulle vara mer ”demokratiskt” (ett ord som helt förlorat sin mening i dagens värld) och rättvist än det system vi lever i nu men det är bara galenskap. Status Quo is the name of the game. Och jag är inte en fan av överstatlighet direkt…

But the Red House Report is a bridge from a sunny present to a dark past. Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s propaganda chief, once said: ‘In 50 years’ time nobody will think of nation states.’

For now, the nation state endures. But these three typewritten pages are a reminder that today’s drive towards a European federal state is inexorably tangled up with the plans of the SS and German industrialists for a Fourth Reich – an economic rather than military imperium.

Det är intressant läsning så hoppa till Dailymail och läs hela texten, sen kan ni göra som jag funderar på att göra nämligen beställa boken som bygger på dessa dokument. Kan bli spännande läsning 8) Sen kanske man kan luska ut mer om detta, kan hålla en vaken om nätterna när man ställer om till nattskiften.

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