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10 May 1941
Rudolf Hess makes his flight to Scotland
War in the Air
Luftwaffe raid on London hits the House of Commons, Westminster Abbey and the British Museum
Royal Navy bombards Benghazi
Australian Naval History on 10 May 1941
The Bathurst class minesweeper, (corvette), HMAS BENDIGO, (LEUT S. J. Griffith, RANR), was commissioned. BENDIGO was laid down at Cockatoo Island Dockyard, Sydney, on 12 August 1940, and launched on 1 March 1941. Dame Mary Hughes, (Wife of W. M. Hughes, the Federal Attorney-General and Minister for the Navy), performed the launching ceremony.
HMAS NIZAM, (destroyer), engaged in a spirited action against German aircraft which made moonlight attacks on HMS FORMIDABLE, (aircraft carrier), and the ships of Force H, south of Malta. The bombers were fought off without loss to the convoy.
May 10, 1941 Prisoner #7
The last of the other inmates had left by 1966, leaving #7 the prison’s only occupant. Warden Bird wrote a book in 1974, titled “The Loneliest Man in the World”, about his relationship with Hess during his 30 years’ confinement.
At the end of WWI, Rudolf Walter Richard Hess enrolled in the University of Munich. He’d been wounded several times in the Great War, serving in the 7th Bavarian Field Artillery Regiment. As a student, Hess studied geopolitics under Karl Haushofer, an early proponent of “Lebensraum” (“living space”), the philosophy which later became a central plank in the Nazi Party political platform.
Hess was an early and ardent proponent of Nazi ideology. A True Believer. He was at Hitler’s side during the failed revolution of 1923, the “Beer Hall Putsch”. He served time with Hitler in prison, and helped him write his political opus “Mein Kampf” (My Struggle). Hess was appointed to Hitler’s cabinet when the National Socialist German Workers’ Party seized power in 1933, becoming Deputy Führer, #3 after Hermann Göring and Hitler himself. Hess signed many statutes into law, including the Nuremberg Laws of 1935, depriving the Jews of Germany of their rights and property.
Obsessed as he was with race theory, Hitler believed that, as fellow Anglo Saxons, the British people were meant to be natural allies to Germany. If only they could get rid of Churchill, he believed, the two nations might be able to work things out. Churchill and Hitler deeply hated one another, but there were many in Great Britain, including much of the landowning aristocracy, London financiers and media moguls, who regarded the Soviet Union as the greater threat.
Rudolf Hess flew into Scotland on May 10, 1941, parachuting to earth as his Messerschmidt two-seat aircraft ran out of gas. It’s unclear whether the scheme was Hess’ own idea or if it had official sanction. It was a cockamamie scheme, in which he intended to arrange peace talks with Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 14th Duke of Hamilton, believing him to be a prominent opponent of the British government. The Deputy Führer was immediately arrested, remaining in British custody until the end of the war, when he was returned to Germany for the 1946 Nuremberg Trials.
Hess mental state seems to have declined while under British custody and questions were raised about his sanity and fitness to stand trial. Judges decided that he understood the charges against him and was capable of defending himself. Hess did himself no good at trial, declaring his late Führer to be “the greatest son my Volk has brought forth in its thousand-year history”. He testified that he wouldn’t change a thing about having worked for the man, saying “I regret nothing.”
Nine months later, the court acquitted Hess of war crimes and crimes against humanity, apparently deciding that his earlier persecution of Jews to be insufficiently connected to their later annihilation. Hess was convicted of conspiracy to wage aggressive war and of crimes against peace and sentenced to life in prison, transferred to Spandau Prison in West Berlin, and placed under the authority of the four major allied powers. Spandau had once housed as many as 600 prisoners. There he was stripped of his name and given a number, #7, one of 8 former Nazi officials imprisoned there. After July 18, 1947, those eight became the only inmates to occupy the facility.
Hess’ fellow convicts were gradually released from the prison, as their terms expired or on compassionate grounds. His main companion at this time was his jailer, warden Eugene K. Bird, with whom Hess became close friends. The last of the other inmates had left by 1966, leaving #7 the prison’s only occupant. Warden Bird wrote a book in 1974, titled “The Loneliest Man in the World”, about his relationship with Hess during his 30 years’ confinement.
Changing the Guard at Spandau
Attempts by family members and prominent politicians to get him released were blocked by Soviet authorities, who believed him to be a principle architect of Barbarossa, the Nazi sneak attack on the Soviet Union in 1941. On August 17, 1987, #7 tied a lamp cord to a window latch and hanged himself with it. He was 93.
Spandau prison was demolished following the death of its final remaining prisoner, the rubble dumped into the North Sea to prevent the place from becoming a Neo-Nazi shrine,
Where We Stand
From The Militant, Vol. V No. 19, 10 May 1941, p.ن.
Transcribed & marked up by Einde O’Callaghan for the Encyclopaedia of Trotskyism On-Line (ETOL).
The Stalinists Ignore Fascism
In this column last week it was pointed out that both the Stalinists and the group behind Lindbergh, for different reasons to be sure, completely ignore, in their anti-war propaganda, the question that agitates the minds of millions of workers. This is the question of what to do about the danger of fascism represented, as far as these millions of workers are concerned, by a possible victory of Hitler.
If there is any additional evidence to prove that the Stalinist leadership side-steps this question it can be found in the May Day Manifesto published in the Daily Worker. In. this lengthy document this question is not even mentioned, let alone discussed. It is hardly believable but it is the truth that, at this time when the danger of fascism looms large in the minds of the workers, the word itself occurs in the manifesto only once. And then very casually and with reference to some acts of Roosevelt.
As against the Lindbergh group and the Stalinists who ignore the question of fascism, the pro-war New Dealers led by Roosevelt, and the anti-war Socialist Workers Party never for a moment leave the question of fascism out of consideration. For altogether different reasons it nevertheless remains a fact that in the propaganda of the Rooseveltians as well as in our propaganda the problem of the relationship of fascism to the war plays a tremendously important role.
Roosevelt’s Use of the Fascist Menace
Roosevelt and the New Dealers, including the Social-Democrats, utilize the fear the workers have of fascism in order to tie the working masses to their war efforts. All the forces clamoring for war play it up as a war for democracy against fascism. Some are absolutely cynical and understand very well that fascism has nothing to do with the basic causes of this war and they know that if the United States goes into the actual fighting it will not do so in order to defeat fascism but to protect its imperialist interests. It would be naive to believe that the reactionary Democrats of the South and the reactionary Republicans of the North are interested in democracy.
A great many other people, it must be admitted, are absolutely sincere in considering this war as one for democracy and therefore in advocating American participation in it. The sincerity of some and. insincerity of others have little or nothing to do with, the question. The fact remains that only by picturing this war as one against fascism is the government able to obtain the support of the masses for its war efforts. How else could the support of the masses be obtained?
It is undoubtedly true that the vast majority pf the English workers support Churchill because, they believe that they are fighting for democracy against fascism. The stubborn courage of the English workers in going through the hell-fire of constant bombing can be explained only on the assumption that they are willing to fight to the death against a fascist victory. The leaders of their organizations have not shown them any way to fight fascism other than by supporting Churchill.
When Roosevelt will decide to commence actual fighting he will use the same methods used by the ruling group in England to obtain the willing cooperation of the working masses. He has already placed trade union leaders in governmental boards and he will do it to a. greater extent when actual shooting will start. It is to the trade union leadership that he will assign the greatest responsibility for convincing the workers that-this is a war against fascism.
Our Program Against Fascism
Our party, in its own way, constantly stresses the connection between fascism and the war. In the first place we emphasize over and over again that this is not a war for democracy against fascism and that Roosevelt, in dragging us into the war, is not doing so because he fears fascism but to defend and extend the interests of American capitalism. The policy of aiding Britain “short, of war” or by means of war does not have the altruistic purpose of defending British democracy but of defeating the most dangerous imperialist rival of American capitalism.
How often have we said it, and we shall continue to repeat it, that fascism is a product of the capitalist system and even if the capitalist democracies should win, fascism would not be destroyed and the danger of fascism would be just as great if not greater than it is at present.
In the second place, we take into consideration the legitimate fear of the workers of a possible victory of Hitler and all that he stands for. Opposition to the imperialist war is absolutely imperative for every Marxist, but he who refuses to take into consideration the fear the workers have of fascism- and all, that it means and does not adapt his agitation and propaganda to that fact, is not a Marxist but a sectarian.
Unlike the Stalinists we are not at all afraid to tackle that problem because we hav e the answer to the question that is troubling the minds of the worker, the question of how to defeat fascism. The sum and substance of our program to defeat fascism here and abroad is the socialist revolution. Only a Workers’ and Farmers’ government can wage a successful war against fascism.
- The group behind Lindbergh ignores the problem of fascism because it sympathizes with and has strong tendencies towards fascism.
- The Stalinist leadership ignores the problem because it has no revolutionary program to solve it.
- Roosevelt and his followers constantly emphasize the problem in order to tie the workers to the war efforts of American imperialism.
- Our party brings the problem to the fore by stressing the necessity for the workers to take over governmental power.
Between us and every other group there is the vast gulf existing between those who support capitalism and those who want to destroy it and thus destroy fascism.
Our Loss in Hughes Mansions, 10 May 1941
To begin with I must emphasise that there are many gaps in my young life as an evacuee that have been lost forever. However I will endeavour to write as a (young) seventy-two year old who realises that as he became an adult he knew why he carried a scar with him since he was ten years old!
This scar was not only carried by myself, but also by my mother's other three children. I will also point out in my evacuation story the scars carried by so many others.
My mother's four children were born in April 1925, November 1927, April 1931 and September 1933. Julia (also called Jules or Julie) was the eldest. Annie (only known as Ann) was next, Joseph (called Joe - I won't mention what others called me), and Philip (Philly or Phil) being the youngest was his mum's shnooks.
At the outbreak of World War Two I was eight years and five months old. By 1940 I, along with my brother and two sisters were evacuated to Saffron Walden in Essex. It transpired that the four of us were expecting to go to Ely or Cambridge (I think Cambridge) because my mate Raphie Solomons went there with his mother. However, as we had no parent with us we were not allowed to go on to Cambridge and we were dropped off at Saffron Walden.
I remember the four of us with gas masks and suitcases being ushered into a church hall and given a brown paper bag containing chocolate and other goodies. My sister Ann was howling 'I wanna go home' - (which she is reminded of to this day). I was too young to know what was happening to us at the time but I do now!!
In Saffron Walden we were allocated to a family whose name I think was Spurges. Opposite was an area we named the 'Hilly Bumps'. It seemed almost immediately that we were to be separated. Jules and Ann were sent to a young couple's house (who were very fussy) and they were not happy there at all. My Philly and me were sent to a Mrs Smith in Castle Street. I seem to recollect that she was elderly and plump (remember I was only 10!). We seemed to be happy there.
The unhappiness of my sisters prompted a phone call home (we had a phone at home in those days) and soon we were taken back home to Hughes Mansions in Stepney. Sometime later (can't remember exactly when) Philly and I were evacuated again to a town in Buckinghamshire. My sister Ann took us to the Gas Works near Hartford Street, Stepney to be picked up and so we were evacuated for a second time.
I suppose Buckingham in those war years was a typical country town. I remember the Hotel there was called the White Hart. We were taken to a nice house in School Lane (number 1 or 2), with Mr and Mrs Bourne and Margaret (Margery?) their daughter.
Mr Bourne worked in the local petrol station (they were called that then), while Mrs Bourne worked on at sewing machine by the window. I remembered she smoked - at least 100 Craven 'A' Black Cat cigarettes day!! Funny the things that stick in one's mind.
If my memory serves me correct they were quite elderly and I do believe they had a son in the Air Force who became a victim of the war. I also recall that I had an air rifle that my father brought to Buckingham for me on one of his visits. When we finally returned home I left it behind for some reason.
I can only remember being quite happy there. Philly was too (by the way in case I forget, when my younger brother was later to write for a London taxi magazine I gave him the pseudonym name 'Filly'!).
After some while in Buckingham us two boys were taken from the Bourne's home to stay with Mrs Allen at No.13 Mitre Street. She had a young girl (perhaps only 1 or 2 years old then). Mr Allen was away in the army.
Mrs Allen was a lot younger than the other people we had stayed with. She had a sister who lived a few doors away in Mitre Street and I remember that her sister had only one and a half arms. Looking back we must have been very happy there, but something was to happen that would change the lives of my mother's four children forever.
One day my father arrived at No.13 Mitre Street unexpectedly. I noticed immediately that he had a diamond black patch on the sleeve of his coat and I asked him what it was for (I was just 10 years old at the time). He replied that it was for grandma Liza (my mother's adopted mother) who had died. Grandma Liza had taken my mother in when she was 6 months old and so my mother, who was from Jewish parentage, was brought up by my Christian grandma and her son, uncle Willie, a wonderful kind man. But I am transgressing, that is another story, unique in itself!
Looking back to that day when my father arrived in Buckingham with a diamond patch on his coat, I am now sure that it was the beginning of the way my thoughts of life began to take shape. I would look for reasons for everything it was the start of the shaping of my personal scar.
To this day I can't remember who told me that my mother was killed at 1a Hughes Mansions at the age of 35. I am told that my family, including my father's mother, my grandma Kate, uncles and aunts, cousins, my two sisters and friends (may be twelve in all) sleeping on the mattresses with the ceiling propped up with wooden columns (a two bedroom ground floor flat).
My mother's home was open to all. She was, I am told, what epitomises an East-end mother, wife and woman. A bomb had dropped outside the street door and I am told that as she walked from the kitchen into the passage the bomb exploded and she was hit by shrapnel. As she lay dying her last words were for my father, Morry.
Strange as I recollect my Buckingham town days, I remember having a fight in the playground at the school, with another boy who told my brother Philly that my mother had been killed. Yet I cannot remember who had actually told me. Maybe it was the headmaster of the school - who knows.
What else is strange - or maybe ironic, is that I understand that historians have documented that the Blitz on London ended the night of May 10th/11th 1941, the night of my mother's passing.
To get back to my evacuation, some time after my mother's passing (I can't remember how long after), my brother and I went back to the East End. There were still air raids, but not like the blitz. It was the beginning of the V1s (the Doodlebugs). Philly and I were now told that we were to be evacuated again!! My cousin Sid was evacuated to a camp school in Hertfordshire. I wanted to be sent on my own without my brother (I don't know why). Following a row with my father (there were many throughout his life with me), it was decided that I would go on my own. Philly was to stay with friends of the family in Pinner, Middlesex. My cousin Sid left the camp school a few months later.
My third evacuation was to be my last. The address I went to was The Nettleden LCC School, St Margaret's Camp, Great Gaddesden (near Hemel Hempstead), Hertfordshire.
This to me was the beginning of my becoming man before my time. The school was strictly regimented. We lived in dormitories named SHAFTESBURY, LISTER, WREN, GORDON, SHELLEY. There were two women called Sisters (like matrons) who inspected our beds for tidiness and cleanliness. We were given marks (or points I think) which were added to the points gained for our classroom behaviour, and a pendent was given to the dormitory who had the most points each dormitory competed against each other. The school and classrooms were in the compound at the camp. We were allowed to see a film on a Saturday evening at the camp, and we had our own kitchen there. During the summer we had school in the morning and evening and the afternoons were for sport and recreation - like looking for golf balls that Mr Wade had knocked all over the grounds!! We also worked on the local farms during the school holidays.
The schoolmasters - ah that's a story - Mr Ernest E White - Headmaster, Mr Tucker - Garden Master, Mr Bellinger - Scouts and Woodwork Master, Mr Morgan - Boys Brigade, Mr Jones, Mr Nelson, Mr Houghton, Mr Wade.
Mr Wade was well over 6ft tall (or so it seemed to me). He wore plus 4s on occasions and his favourite words were 'BOY WHAT ARE YOU DOING!', then whack!! On one occasion my cousin Sid had a fight with him in the dining room (another story). Each night we had to have certain vitamin tablets that were given to us when we had gone to bed. In the dormitories we had double bunks. While administering the tablets one master knew who the weak boys were and his hand would often stretch under the bed clothes - but not mine - he knew who was who!
Mr Jones (we called him Yonser, don't know why) was our music teacher. Mr Nelson had only half a chin - we think he had it blown partly off during World War I. Mr Golding was our sports master. (I was in the cricket team.) He had also been one of our teachers at our school in London "Robert Montefiore". And then there was Mr Ernest E White the headmaster, a nasty piece of work, especially when he used the cane!
The masters had their own room at the end of the dormitories. Sometimes we used to overhear them talking on the veranda and we suspected from what we overheard that one of the master's was a communist - or had left wing views. I recall that both Mr Bellinger and Mr Golding were both good looking men, funny the things that you remember when you look back.
I remember a history lesson given by Mr Nelson (the one with half a chin). He told us that during the first world war to keep awake whilst on sentry duty he would light a fag and put it between his middle finger and the one next to the little finger. The fag would not fall out, it would eventually burn his fingers and wake him up. Funny enough when I went to do my national service in August 1949 I did try this and low and behold it actually worked. So much for history lessons at school.
Mr Morgan was known as Moggy Morgan. He was, it seemed, paralysed down the left side of his arm and leg. His hand was withered and obviously he felt no pain. When we were naughty (which I suppose was quite often) he used to bang his withered arm on the top of our heads. He felt nothing - I have suffered with headaches ever since - anyway that's my excuse! (Is it too late to report him?)
To give some idea of the type of school which was full of evacuees - we had 30 (average) in the classrooms. The last term at school I came 27th out of 30 for arithmetic (third from bottom), but overall I came 3rd in the class - can you imagine what the rest were like!! But I guarantee with all the trauma that we went through we all went on to earn a living - in one way or another. While we were there we had to join the Boys Brigade or Scouts. I joined the scouts and played the fife (or tried to) in the band.
When I left school in April 1945 the war was still on. My father asked me to get a testimonial before I left. I knocked on Mr Ernest E White's door, more than a bit nervous (I probably knew what was coming) and said to him that my father had asked me to ask you sir for a testimonial as I am leaving at Easter. He looked up at me for the first time and sternly said: "NO". I thanked him.
I think this reaction to my request was because I had had a row with him over something or other and I had told him that I did not want to be a prefect anymore and resigned! (There is another story regarding a testimonial.)
I believe when my father had asked me if I had the testimonial, I told him that I had forgot to ask for it. In March 1943 my father remarried, I was at the camp school. After that, life changed. I won't go into this any further as there are still people alive whom I feel will be upset as to what I'd have to say. Anyway I am supposed to be writing about the experiences of an evacuee, but these other experiences in my life are part of it.
Tragedy struck once again, just before I was due to return from my evacuation, to start life (as a 14 year old) as a trainee cab mechanic at a London tax cab garage. The last V2 to land on London hit Hughes Mansions, Vallance Road, Stepney. It was during the time of the Jewish Passover. 134 innocent civilians were killed. The date was 27th March 1945 at 7.20. My father and two sisters survived. We were re-housed in a dilapidated house in Pelling Street, off Burdett Road E14, an area known as Limehouse. We stayed there for a while until the mansions were repaired. We then moved into No.3 Hughes Mansions. My father took me to the site after I had left the camp school. It was a couple of weeks after the rocket devastated our wonderful community of East Enders. The dust and rubble was still in the air. The war was coming to an end and this had to happen!
I have a list of all the East Enders who were killed in Stepney and Bethnal Green during the war (these two boroughs are only a small part of my East End) and makes grim, traumatic reading, whole families, babies. The young and old, people of different religions, people from a vibrant community, some very honest, some not so, but all lovely East Enders were no more.
I started my evacuee story emphasising that there are certain gaps in my life as an evacuee, but as I grew older and I hope an intelligent thinking person, there are some memories that stick and there are others that I wish I could remember.
I wish I could remember my mother's voice I wish I could remember if she ever cuddled me.. I only see photos of a beautiful woman (whom my sister Julie clearly resembles). I only have the words of my father's family who have remembered down the years and tell of a wonderful, lovely woman, wife and mother. What wonderful memories this evacuee has missed. Does life make sense?
I am afraid that this evacuee's story has not been too humorous! Maybe I am making a point! And those who have passed away some years ago, my two sisters and those who lived through the war, and those who have passed away since the end of the war, have carried their own scars with them. My family will carry their own individual loss of a mother. I personally have carried my scar for so long that it is now a part of me.
My personal consolation since my evacuation all those years ago is that, maybe my mother - somewhere - who know where, made it possible for me to have a diamond of a wife and a diamond of a son.
Like so many evacuees during the war, our education was interrupted, and who knows how many evacuees have suffered mental scars.
Evacuation was followed by post war rationing and austerity. The children and grandchildren of evacuee parents do not realise how lucky they are. Let's hope that it continues.
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On This Day in History, 10 май
Mandela's inauguration came after more than 300 years of white rule. Before becoming president, he was a pivotal figure in the fight against the racist apartheid regime and was incarcerated for 27 years.
1954 Bill Haley releases “Rock Around the Clock”
It was the first rock song to top the Billboard charts and has become a classic of the early rock era.
1941 Adolf Hitler's deputy, Rudolf Hess, parachutes into Scotland to broker a peace agreement
Hess was captured and interrogated. He was the last in a long line of prominent figures to be incarcerated in the Tower of London. Hitler characterized his peace mission four years before the end of World War II as treason.
1933 Nazis ceremonially burn about 25,000 allegedly “un-German” books
The book burnings were part of the right-wing German Student Union's Action against the Un-German Spirit. Among the burnt books were works by Albert Einstein, Bertolt Brecht, Sigmund Freud, and Franz Kafka.
1869 In the United States, the first coast to coast railroad is completed
The Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroad systems were joined at Promontory Summit in Utah, using a “Golden Spike”. This last spike is now housed in the Cantor Arts Museum at Stanford University.
10 Dates That Live in American Infamy
On December 7, 1941, the Naval and Air Forces of the Empire of Japan conducted a sneak attack against the US military bases on Oahu, Hawaii, and especially at Pearl Harbor. President Franklin Roosevelt called December 7, 1941, “a date that will live in infamy.” He was certainly right, and it has, perhaps more than any other date on the calendar as far as Americans are concerned. Here we list 10 Dates That Live in American Infamy. Feel free to debate the order or content of the list, and tell us which dates belong and which do not. We have included dates that have had great impact on American History, or otherwise have scarred the American psyche. (Honorable mention to Remember the Alamo and Remember the Maine.)
10. October 29, 1929, Black Tuesday Stock Market Crash.
Also known as The Great Crash or The Wall Street Crash, Black Tuesday saw the New York Stock Exchange lose almost 12% of its value, combined with previous losses of the preceding trading days that devastated the Stock Market and resulted in the precipitating event of the Great Depression. All stock market losses since have been compared to this dark day in American History.
9. January 28, 1986, Space Shuttle Challenger Blows Up At Launch.
An incredible 17% (50 million Americans) watched in horror on live television as the giant rocket and Space Shuttle blasted off and while still within sight from the ground and on camera, blew up in an enormous white cloud. The main part of the crew compartment could be seen falling 48,000 feet to the ocean. All 7 crew members died, including Christa McAuliffe, a school teacher aboard as an inspiration to school children. This disaster was another one of those events witnesses will always remember where they were and what they were doing when it happened. While not having the impact on society of some of the other events, the graphic nature of the Challenger disaster as seen by an unprecedented number of Americans seared the tragedy into the memories of Americans that watched in horrified disbelief.
8. April 30, 1975, US Loses Vietnam War.
Still reeling from the assassinations in the 1960’s (JFK, RFK, MLK) and the resignation of President Nixon in 1974, the American people had to suffer the infamy of the first clearly lost US war. The televised humiliation of the final US helicopters fleeing from Saigon and North Vietnamese troops rolling into the city put an exclamation point on one of the most humiliating events in US History. Nearly 60,000 Americans died there, for nothing. Not only did we not win, the US lost its reputation for standing by its allies and commitments.
7. August 9, 1974, President Nixon Resigns.
Richard M. “Tricky Dick” Nixon brought everlasting tarnish to the office of the President when he was forced to resign on this date when it became clear he would be impeached and convicted of lying about and covering up the “Watergate” scandal. No President has resigned in dishonor before or since, and the nation still bears the trauma of the event. The mystique of the Presidency has not been the same since, and the disrespect shown sitting Presidents since has often been sickening.
6. April 14, 1865, President Lincoln Shot.
News did not travel as fast in those days, but big news it was when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated (he died the next day). Worse yet, it was part of a plot to overthrow the US Government, probably the most profound such plot ever hatched. Lincoln is considered along with George Washington as our Greatest President. His funeral procession went from Washington, D.C. to Springfield, Illinois, with grieving Americans all along the route.
5. April 4, 1968, Assassination of Martin L. King, Jr.
This murder by a sniper killed the most prominent leader of the Civil Rights Movement and shocked the world, setting off the biggest manhunt in history looking for the suspect, James Earl Ray. Despite King being an advocate of non-violence, his killing sparked rioting across the nation. The murder resulted in the martyrdom of King, and his Birthday is now celebrated as a National Holiday in the US. (Note: The evidence against James Earl Ray is highly suspect, and the evidence that he did not act alone, perhaps even with government support is compelling.) King’s murder is perhaps the most significant murder in US History of a non-government official. (Apologies to John Lennon.)
4. November 22, 1963, President Kennedy Shot.
On this day the nation was shocked in short order because this was the first Presidential assassination to take place during the information age of electronic media (television, radio, etc). Despite the quick arrest of a suspect, who conveniently was himself murdered soon afterwards, the public never really believed the “lone gunman” explanation given by the Warren Commission. Chances are good that every person in the US at the time can remember just where he/she was and what he/she was doing when he/she heard the news.
3. September 11, 2001, Terror Attacks.
Of course we mostly remember seeing the incredible sight of the World Trade Center buildings falling, but there were other major catastrophes that day also, including the suicide plane crash into the Pentagon and the hijacked airliner that was crashed when passengers fought back. Many younger readers may remember this date more than December 7, and by now the 2 dates are probably quite close in the American psyche. Almost 3000 Americans died and another 6000 or so were injured in these dastardly attacks. Worse yet, these events kicked off a War on Terror in the Middle East that has cost us another 7000+ military deaths and 50,000+ military wounded, as well as something in the area of $5+ trillion!
2. December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor attack.
This day led to our involvement in World War II, a war that cost 419,000 American deaths. Over 2400 Americans died in this attack and close to 2000 more were injured.
1. December 20, 1860, South Carolina Secedes from Union.
The first of 11 States to secede from the Union of the United States, the event triggered the US Civil War (or if you prefer, April 12, 1861, an alternative date to this) a war in which over 600,000 Americans died in battle and another million were wounded, making this conflict the most costly war in US History.
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Major Dan is a retired veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He served during the Cold War and has traveled to many countries around the world. Prior to his military service, he graduated from Cleveland State University, having majored in sociology. Following his military service, he worked as a police officer eventually earning the rank of captain prior to his retirement.
May 10 1941-Rudolph Hess lands in Scotland
I don't think he ever had a big role other than being the secretary of Hitler. His mild personality pushed him away from the intrigues of the high party leadership. Goring and Goebbels viewed him as a sheep among a pack of wolves. Hess's case is indicative of how Nazism rose. Millions of ordinary German kids of the 1920s, kids who would otherwise have become lawyers or clerks or priests, were radicalized by the economic crisis and joined the Nazis, playing into the hands of Hitler and Goebbels. Hess was one of these kids. I think he never really understood what Nazism really was - he had even made a speech in 1935 in Stockholm saying there was no antisemitism in Germany, in a time where every other Nazi leader was openly bragging about the "cleansing" of Jews from Germany.
I bet he tried to stop the war, of which he had grew disgusted (judging by an extremely pro-peace speech he made just 9 days before his flight) of course without Hitler's approval.
The Negro Struggle
From The Militant, Vol. V No. 19, 10 May 1941, p.م.
Transcribed & marked up by Einde O’ Callaghan for the Encyclopaedia of Trotskyism On-Line (ETOL).
The Supreme Court Decision
It was extremely dissappointing to read the comment of the Negro press on the recent decision of the Supreme Court on the Mitchell case. Most of the press went overboard for it hook, line and sinker, hailing it as one of the most important decisions since the Civil War.
The Pittsburgh Courier went even further than most, spilling the pictures of the eight judges clear across the top of the front page and labeling it “Eight Real Americans . They Rendered Most Momentous Decision Affecting The Race since 1857.”
Are the Courier editors kidding themselves or do they believe it? The most that could be said for the decision, so far as the great mass of the Negro people goes, was that it was a thin moral victory insofar as the position of the 10 Southern Attorneys-General was rejected.
The decision did not wipe out segregation in transportation, just as the court’s decision on the Gaines case a few years ago did not wipe out segregation in education. That is what is fundamental, and that is just what the court refused to act on.
The Negro press does not do a service to the job of clarifying the struggle for full equality when it prints such twaddle as it did on this case. Indeed, it sounds almost as ridiculous as did Mitchell himself, when he crowed after the announcement of the decision that he wants the world to know that he fought, the case single-handed and deserves “the full credit.” The only difference is that the Negro press ballyhoos the Jim-Crow Court as the protector of Negro rights, while Mitchell ballyhoos only himself.
Pickens Defends British Jim Crow
William Pickens has written another article in an endeavor to swing more Negroes to support of the war to defend British imperialism. His latest article is directed against George Padmore who is now in England. Padmore’s article in the March issue of The Crisis, Hitler Makes British Drop Color Bar, has aroused Picken’s ire.
We do not comment on it in order to defend Padmore, because Padmore can ably defend himself, but in order to defend the American Negro, people against the sly distortions of Pickens.
Pickens’ theme, this time, is that in England you will find far less evidence of Jim Crowism than you will find anywhere else except, maybe Honolulu, Hawaii and that therefore Negroes should throw all their support behind the government’s steps to aid England. Once Pickens had made more than 60 lectures all over England, and he claims that “for the Negro, the worst place in England is better than the best place in the United States . ”
The trick Pickens employs here is to separate the British Isles from the British Empire and to pick out one isolated, very minor aspect of the first to justify all-out, uncritical defense of the second. We are willing to grant, for the sake of argument, the truth of Pickens’ observations about racial discrimination in England (although current reports about separate Jim Crow bomb shelters do not jibe with his pretty picture). But is that the decisive question, as Pickens tries to make it appear?
Ask Churchill, and the other imperialists, and they’ll answer only too quickly that it is not. Churchill and his class are not fighting to preserve Negro rights in the British Isles, they are fighting to preserve the British EMPIRE, which means the continued exploitation and oppression of hundreds of millions of colored workers and peasants in Africa and India and the West Indies.
Pickens is happy that two years ago in London he “could roam through the whole town, and stop and step into any public place, and eat and drink, and without receiving any discourtesy, could crowd shoulder to shoulder with the thronging English people, without a ripple of displeasure.” But when he tries to imply that this is what the British ruling class is fighting for, he knows that he is deceiving his public.
Padmore described how the progress of the war has compelled the British ruling class to temporarily lower some of the color bars against Negroes. The reason was not that they believe in equal rights for Negroes, but that they want to strengthen the imperialist system that keeps the great bulk of Negroes in subjection.
Because for every Negro who might be able to go freely in England, there were and are a thousand Negroes in Africa who can’t go where they want, or work where they want, or vote, or belong to a union, or a party, or even an African form of the NAACP.
NAACP Picket Lines
The NAACP picket lines scheduled to be held throughout the country on April 26 were far from the successful demonstrations against Jim Crowism that they easily could have been.
They were poorly organized, and consequently, not well attended.
This must be a lesson to, the leaders of the NAACP, or all their other efforts will also be unavailing. They must pay more attention to involving the Negro masses in the struggle against discrimination. It is necessary and correct to take care of court action, to prepare briefs for Congress, to file telegrams of protest. But unless these actions are backed up by the great hulk of the Negro people (and everyone knows they are more aroused by present day developments than ever before), nothing will come of them.
For more demonstrations involving the masses! For real preparation and organization of such demonstrations to show the real strength of the Negroes!
Unpleasant truth: 1941 parachuting of Rudolf Hess in England
Even though a vast majority of the population admits the saying that history is written by those who win the wars, most are unwilling to question its core and rather choose to accept that what they’re being told by their government controlled education and mainstream media reflects reality.
We have to keep in mind that our knowledge of the Second World War was mostly redacted by American and Western historians that carried over time a deeply fake idea of reality. In an ironic way, this makes of history a very interesting and lively subject today, since this overall incomprehension of WW2 allows a researcher to solve in July 2018 an event like the parachuting of Rudolf Hess in England on May 10th 1941, which has remained an event shrouded in mystery for 77 years.
Its complexity and huge historical ramifications make it the most interesting enigma that we have left from the worst war that the world has ever known. If the event didn’t hide vital information, the British government would’ve revealed a long time ago its classified documents on the matter. For Hess’ landing in England isn’t a simple war spy flick, it’s actually at the heart of the shaping of our world. And Rudolf knew it.
Upon his initial arrest, the Nazi first claimed that his name was Alfred Horn, then after his transfer in the hands of the British military, he finally revealed his real name and added: “I have come to save humanity.”
Rudolf Hess with Adolf Hitler
What actually happened?
By 1941, Rudolf Hess had just been ranked by Hitler as the Number Three in the Third Reich hierarchy and bore the title of Deputy Fuhrer. Hess had been amongst the first to embrace Hitler to lead the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei he had participated in the 1924 failed Munich Putsch that sent him along with his beloved leader in the Landsberg prison, where they wrote Mein Kampf together, or Hitler’s guidebook for the future of Germany and the rest of Europe.
He was arguably the most devoted and loyal friend Hitler ever had. Hence, the parachuting of this very high ranked Nazi in England in the midst of WW2 is not to be taken lightly under any circumstance. Hess had to carry a message of the outmost importance that could not be transmitted over a telephone line, a telegram, or any other form of communication that could be intercepted by intelligence agencies that were all on full alert 24/7 all over Europe in 1941.
“Official” history had to create a well-crafted narrative to hide the real purpose of this mission. So, it says that Rudolf Hess got a Messerschmitt Bf 110, learned to pilot the plane in a few weeks, then flew to England by himself, was able to escape most radars by flying at a very low altitude towards Scotland, but then was spotted by the DCA in Scotland and jumped off his plane wearing a parachute and was later arrested by the British police. Some have disputed this version of the flight, saying that Hess was not in command of the plane that parachuted him, and even that the plane had been escorted by the Royal Air Force in the last stage of the flight since Hess was expected by a few insiders.
Whatever the truth is on this first Act, fact is that he landed with a sore ankle on Scottish soil on May 10th 1941. This is where the plot thickens, since hereafter, every ally authority at the time judged that the essence of his mission was not to be revealed to the public. In fact, had he not landed on a farm 10 miles from his intended target on the Duke of Hamilton estate, we would have never heard of the story.
Many historians and journalists have leaned over the table as if facing a jigsaw puzzle, trying to fit the pieces to make some sense of the crazy Hess trip to England. If you’re amongst the few people still interested in history and you’re looking for some information on the matter, Wikipedia and multiple other mainstream narratives loosely reflect what we learn in schools. One explanation simply says that Hess had suddenly gone mad and tried to escape the fate of Germany on a solo flight. Others claim that Hess sought to win Hitler’s favors back by negotiating a truce with England on his own initiative.
There is also the wild theory that Hess was trying to use the British monarchy to oust Churchill of power. Different theories will range all the way to the most popular version of an official mission under the order of Hitler that needed to negotiate peace with England before he attacked the Soviet Union, which would come the next month on June 22nd 1941. In almost every theory, historians agree that Hess had chosen to meet the Duke of Hamilton, an influential member of the Anglo-German Fellowship Association, since there is overwhelming evidence that the Royal Family was in favor of the Nazis and wanted peace with Germany, as opposed to Churchill who posed as the great Nazi slayer. Most of the theories will end by saying that neither the Duke of Hamilton, nor Churchill, nor anyone holding a high-profile position accepted to meet Hess, before he was sent in prison after saying what he had to say. And whatever that was, Hess had forgotten about it by the time he was prosecuted in Nuremberg after the war, since timely amnesia got ahold of his suddenly failing brain.
If any of the aforementioned theories held any truth, Hess would have never suffered amnesia since they all bear their good share of political correctness and the British government would have no reason to keep the Hess files secret. Any of these versions could have been released to the public, since they became over time different explanations of the Hess journey in our history books. But the roots of most theories hold no logical ground and don’t even make sense, since it was Germany that was attacking England and not the other way around.
Therefore, if Hess was really looking for a truce, he only needed to talk to Hitler. And if Adolf himself wanted peace with England, he just had to do nothing at all. And if he really thought that he needed to settle this front before marching toward the East, he certainly didn’t have to do it through such a risky mission.
That sudden Nuremberg amnesia might be the reason why Rudolf died at 93 eating daily steaks and lobsters, gardening flowers and watching TV in the golden and comfortable Spandau prison in Germany, instead of sharing the fate of most of his fellow Nazis whose lives ended at the end of a rope at the conclusion of the Nuremberg trials in 1946. Here again, the cloud of mystery around Hess has created an aura of doubt upon his official death by suicide that many swear was the murder of an invalid elder that knew too much and was ready to confess.
Well, the truth about Hess in England is so much more interesting than anything mentioned above and is a master key to the full understanding of the stakes and objectives of WW2, which is why it was always hidden under the murky shadows of a historical enigma. And his mission was so important that we can now fully appreciate why such a high-ranking Nazi official was ordered to execute it.
To confront the spectrum of narratives that our official history offers, especially in the case of an event that took place 77 years ago, independent researchers have to mostly rely on logical speculation, because of the lack of access to precious documentation that is kept confidential in locked vaults, usually for national security reasons. In the case of the Rudolf Hess trip to England, everything has been up to speculation, since no official reason or explanation was ever given by the British authorities. Every theory that has become mainstream and accepted over time is threaded over pure speculation and has absolutely nothing to substantiate it. Some were articles written by journalists at the time who claimed they had insider information that could never be verified, while other explanations were backed by simple made-up and fake information.
The example of an alleged letter written by Hess that he had left for Hitler, saying that he was making this trip on his own will, has to be ranked with the rest of the propaganda. A 28-page report was discovered by Matthias Uhl of the German Historical Institute Moscow in the State Archive of the Russian Federation. The document was written in February 1948 by Hess’ adjutant Karlheinz Pintsch, whom eye-witnessed Hitler’s reaction when he learned that the Deputy Führer had parachuted in England. According to Pintsch, Hitler was not the least surprised, nor angry, and had full knowledge of the plan (1). Thus, a whole range of theories can be brushed away, since Hitler obviously had ordered the mission himself. Those theories only hold ground when facts are disregarded, which is often how mainstream media works.
We have to accept that only one theory is right, but also that this theory won’t have much hard evidence to back it up until classified documents are released to the public. Therefore, the objective is to find the most likely. We have to rely on logical analysis, but above everything, circumstantial evidence might shed a magical ray of light and reveal the truth. I will apply this system on:
(A) The importance of Hess in the hierarchy and the will to keep his mission secret to the rest of the world.
(B) The timetable of the events of WW2: what happened before and after, and the impact that the mission had over the behavior changes of different nations.
I have come to a definitive conclusion that has never been verbalized before. In fact, no one was even close to the truth. But it’s the only one that stands the scrutiny of cross-examination of circumstances. At the base, the initiative of a secret underground mission outside official channels of communication, for such an important Nazi, raises a most crucial question: why was Germany trying to hide this meeting from the rest of the world?
1918, Belgium — Original caption: Pursuit Aviator Lieutenant Hess in his plane, 1918, at the Western Front near Charleroi. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS
A little context is mandatory to perfectly define the message that Rudolf was carrying. The outstanding works of researchers such as Anthony Sutton (2) and Charles Higham (3) are critical in our understanding of the real historical context surrounding the creation of the Nazi war machine. When in 1933 Hitler accessed to the Chancellery in the Reichstag, Germany was in financial limbo.
Worst, the nation was in the gutters of limbs. It owed tens of billions in reparations for WW1, and its inability to comply had provoked a gargantuan-scale inflation crisis on the mark in 1923 that cut the currency to 1/500 billionth of its original value. To make matters worse, the country suffered along everyone the world Crash of 1929.
So how in the world was Germany able to eradicate unemployment and create the most formidable military machine the world had ever seen in just 6 years? Over achievement is under rated when it comes to explain the German Miracle of the s.
The first tool that is required in our investigator’s toolbox is to admit the very documented fact that the Bank of England, controlled by the Rothschild family, had been involved in the financing of the Nazis. It had become a common procedure for the rich European banking family to fund enemies as well as allies, in order to make profits from both sides of wars since Napoleon.
The self-proclaimed French Emperor of the early 19th century had been hired as a proxy by Rothschild who wanted to impose his private central banks in the conquered countries. So, the heirs of the Rothschild family saw in Hitler their next Napoleon, who would submit rival colonial empires like Belgium, the Netherlands and France, as well as destroying the mighty USSR, in order to singlehandedly take the reins of the New World Order, which is simply the economical and political ruling of the whole planet by a handful of bankers (4). Even though the New World Order sounds like a supercharged conspiracy theory, it’s an indisputable and quite simple concept.
Even if the infamous banking family helped the Führer, the bulk of the money that flooded Germany between 1933 and 1939 didn’t come from England, but mainly from the United States of America. Not the American government per se, but more specifically American bankers and industries. Through white-washing money schemes, through the newly founded Bank of International Settlements and through joint venture investments in Germany with their companies such as Standard Oil, GM, Ford, ITT, General Electric or IBM Rockefeller, Morgan, Harriman, DuPont, Ford and a few other billionaires were mainly responsible for what is known as the German Miracle, that now looks more like an American Dream.
Thanks to British and American investments, Nazi Germany went from the poorest country in Europe to the second world economy. Even though education won’t tell you anything about it, the overwhelming help that Hitler got from the West is never disputed because it was exposed in numerous US inquiries, senatorial committees and court cases based on the Trading with the enemy Act adjusted by President Roosevelt in 1933, but the verdicts always came after the usual “we didn’t know what Hitler was going to do next” explanation. As if Mein Kampf, published in 1925, hadn’t been clear enough on the matter.
Things looked fine for England at the start. Hitler quickly filled the mandate he had on top of his agenda by invading the colonial trio of Netherlands-Belgium-France in a month and a half. The complicity of the British Army is appalling in the lightening speed success of the Wehrmacht. The four “allied” countries had together 149 divisions, or 2 900 000 men, while the Wehrmacht had 2 750 000 men split in 137 divisions. Allied countries had more canons, more tanks, more ammunition, yet France, a country of 70 million people, gave up in one month!
History tried to explain this lame defeat by the unstoppable German blitzkrieg, but this blitz was advancing at 15 kms/hour, when it was moving at all. One would think that there was plenty of time to aim at this jogging pace. Russian historian Nikolay Starikov (5) has looked thoroughly over what happened on the ground to find some plausible clues to the quick defeat of France in June 1940, which can be summed up very simply: Churchill betrayed France, as clear as crystal, by purposely failing the French General Weygan’s plan of defense. This grand treason is also circumstantial evidence of what self-proclaimed virtuous nations can do to each other that extends to the destruction of an ally for your own benefit. But Hitler was yet to reward Churchill for his great help in the conquest of France, so he turned a blind eye on the evacuation of the British army in Dunkirk that history explains as a “strategic blunder” from Hitler. Reality does explain rather mysterious events of the war that only find dubious explanations in our books another unexplainable event was the vicious attack of the British Navy on France’s fleet in July 1940, presumably to avoid that the ships fall in German hands. It turns out that it was another very positive step in order to complete the destruction of the French colonial empire, as were the operations by Rothschild-funded Japan that were ousting the French from Indochina at the same time. From the British point-of-view, the Wehrmacht pit-bull would next leave France and jump at the throat of USSR.
Against Churchill’s expectations, the next few months were devoted to the Battle of Britain that started by a German invasion of the Channel Islands, from where German planes could start bombing England. Churchill was evil, but he wasn’t so stupid as to not understand that Hitler had stopped working for England. Whatever the deal was, the RAF defense definitely slowed down any advantage that the Luftwaffe could gain over the British skies and after the horrendous mutual bombings of London and Berlin, Germany decided on October 12th 1940 to postpone its operation Sea Lion designed to invade England with ground troops. It looked like Germany and England were in a stalemate by the winter of 1940-1941.
If you’re acquainted with the official history, you would think that Hitler’s attack on great American allies such as France and England would have motivated the USA to enter the war at once, but no. Not at all. President Roosevelt even declared on October 30th 1940 that “his boys wouldn’t go to war”. This policy would extend until the spring of 1941, and not a single move, decision or sanction was undertaken by the US government that really looked like it had decided to never get involved in WW2.
The theater of war moved into North Africa and the Middle East for the winter, where people could kill and maim each other under more pleasant and milder climate. With the melting of ice and snow in the spring of 1941, Hitler was facing two options: launch Sea Lion and invade England, or leave the West in peace and launch Barbarossa against the Soviet Union.
Both were major operations that couldn’t be sustained by Germany at once, and Hitler had to make a choice. He also knew that the invasion of England would’ve mortally crippled the Rothschild family’s influence on the planet and paved the way for Wall Street to rule the world at will.
Well folks, that’s precisely when Rudolf Hess was parachuted in England on May 10th 1941. Without any form of speculation, it now appears very clearly that Hitler didn’t want to take this mighty decision alone, and that he didn’t want the rest of the world to know about his dilemma.
Allied military and locals pose with the remains of Rudolph Hess’ Messerschmitt ME-110 after it crash-landed near the Scottish village of Eaglesham
According to an article published in May 1943 by the magazine American Mercury (6), here is what the Führer proposed to England through Rudolf Hess:
Hitler offered total cessation of the war in the West. Germany would evacuate all of France except Alsace and Lorraine, which would remain German. It would evacuate Holland and Belgium, retaining Luxembourg. It would evacuate Norway and Denmark. In short, Hitler offered to withdraw from Western Europe, except for the two French provinces and Luxembourg [Luxembourg was never a French province, but an independent state of ethnically German origin], in return for which Great Britain would agree to assume an attitude of benevolent neutrality towards Germany as it unfolded its plans in Eastern Europe.
In addition, the Führer was ready to withdraw from Yugoslavia and Greece. German troops would be evacuated from the Mediterranean generally and Hitler would use his good offices to arrange a settlement of the Mediterranean conflict between Britain and Italy. No belligerent or neutral country would be entitled to demand reparations from any other country, he specified.
Basically, Hitler wanted to be a partner in a British-led New World Order by taking care of Eastern Europe. He even spoke in front of the Reichstag about the option of peace with England. The American Mercury article concluded that these very likely terms offered by Hitler to be implemented on the spot were swiftly rejected by Churchill since none of the conditions ever happened, but in reality, they were terms to be applied after the war, after the destruction of the USSR by Germany. But the Red Army had other future plans, of course.
There is no doubt that we are now deep into speculation about whatever proposal Hess made to England, but in reality, this wasn’t the main point of his mission. And independently of the exact terms that were discussed, what was to happen next dissipates any cloud of mystery, be it thin or thick.
The unpleasant reality
In a secret meeting on August 14 1940 on the USS Augusta, Churchill asked Roosevelt to join the war, but the American President categorically refused to discuss this topic. In fact, no meaningful step had been taken by the USA that could have led to its entry in WW2, except that the American President had stepped up the preparation of the Army, which couldn’t affect the invasion of England, be it on mid-September 1940 as originally planned, or in the spring of 1941.
Thus, the timetable of WW2 becomes loaded with circumstantial evidence that demonstrates the genuine mission that Hess carried in England. Roosevelt, whom had officially promised to never get involved in WW2 just a few months earlier changed his foreign policy overnight, like Doctor Jekyll turns into Mister Hyde, within days after Hess set a sore foot on Scottish soil.
- June 14 – 34 days after Hess: All German and Italian assets in the United States are frozen.
- June 16 – 36 days after Hess: All German and Italian consulates in the United States are ordered closed and their staffs are to leave the country by July 10.
What do you think could have triggered such a strong US reaction against Germany between May 10th and June 14th? Well, on May 21st (11 days after Hess), there also was the sinking of US merchantman SS Robin Moor by a German U-Boat, which might be the most underrated false flag in the Motherland of false flags, since the last thing Germany wanted was to start sinking the merchant boats of their main funders.
As in every proven false flag operations, strange details surround this first sinking of a US ship in WW2: the merchant ship was left without a Navy escort the U-Boat commander had the detailed list of the content aboard the Robin Moor he had the boat evacuated before he torpedoed it many witnesses and passengers were forbidden to talk about the incident. The event startled the whole country, and President Roosevelt announced an “unlimited national emergency.”
- June 22 : Germany launches Operation Barbarossa against the Soviet Union.
- June 26: In response to the Japanese occupation of French Indochina, President Roosevelt orders the seizure of all Japanese assets in the United States.
- August 1: The US announces an oil embargo against Japan, because of its occupation of Saigon in Vietnam.
And so on, and so on. The USA first were angry at Germany, then set a motion of sanctions and decisions that poked Japan until it bombarded Pearl Harbor just 7 months later. Even though the US entered WW2 on December 1941, it only fought Japan for 10 long months and let the Nazis achieve a maximum of destruction to the USSR, before both countries actually clashed in North Africa in November 1942. Curiously, that was just a few weeks after everyone had realized that the Red Army would destroy the 6th Army in Stalingrad, which was the beginning of the end of the Third Reich that only had 2 years left.
Historical hard facts bring speculation down to this: since nothing else happened in May 1941, was it the parachuting of Hess in England or the sinking of an evacuated merchantman ship that really triggered the sudden and radical turnaround of policy toward the war by the USA?
If you choose the bizarre sinking of the Robin Moor, you also have to believe that this was a better reason to enter the war for Americans than the destruction of their closest European allies by Nazis that triggered next to nothing by the fall of 1940. How could anyone justify that there was such a sudden urgency to join the war in the spring of 1941, now that Germany had left the West alone and turned toward the Soviet Union? Indeed, the Hess mission brings an undeniable moment of clarity about WW2.
Rather than a great mystery, the parachuting of Hess is much more an explanation about the historical reality that transpires in the most obvious way, thanks to the 180 degrees change of behavior by the US about its involvement in the war after the event.
Soldiers and policemen in Eaglesham inspect wreckage of Messerschmitt ME-110 in which Nazi leader Rudolf Hess made solo flight to Scotland – May 1941.
Because History was written by those who won the war, what it will fail to explain, or even mention, is that England and the USA had totally different reasons for the funding of Adolf’s diabolical plans. While England wanted Germany to crush every other minor colonial empire to consolidate its own, destroy the dangerous Soviet Union and also deport every European Jew to Palestine to create Israel to finally implement the 1917 Balfour resolution, the objectives of the American banks were not exactly the same as those of the Bank of England.
As a matter of fact, one of them was diametrically opposed: they had financed Hitler to crush the British Colonial Empire, and completely take over the role of the hegemonic leaders of the New World Order. Reduced to a much simpler formula, Wall Street sought to replace the Rothschild. By invading England and especially the City of London, a tiny part of the capital that works as an independent state, Hitler would’ve destroyed the Rothschild empire. The City of London was the world’s financial power center and wealthiest square mile on the planet that hosts the Bank of England, the Lloyd’s of London, the London stock exchange, and every other British bank (7). Everything points to the fact that American bankers and industrials had armed Hitler to the teeth to give a deathblow straight in the heart of the British Empire financial system.
Against all we were taught in school, WW2 is in its essence a triangle of treasons between the great Anglo-Saxon allies in their quest of the world economical and political dominance, and their German proxy. Since history has a tendency to repeat itself, the war in Syria is a carbon-copy replica of WW2, with Daesh playing the Nazis, and the same Western coalition that had to put their boots on the ground when its proxy army began to fail against, once more, Russia.
Is this speculative? Any other version of history has to dismiss the meaning of hard facts that are available in every WW2 history book, but this version actually explains and links them all. Furthermore, stretch the logical analysis by asking yourself if the massive American funding of Germany was to help England in its quest for the world hegemony, or for self-benefit.
Ask yourself why American bankers would let a European family control the Federal Reserve, the businesses of money-creation and the exploitation of the world’s resources. Ask yourself if Hitler wasn’t the perfect opportunity to submit the British Empire for those who sought the control of the world. Now look at the end game: the American plan sure worked, as the outcome would be confirmed in 1944 with the Bretton-Woods agreement, when the world decided that the US dollar would replace the English pound as the international reserve and trading currency.
Rothschild hadn’t been completely eradicated as originally planned, but by conquering and liberating countries that were left with dozens of military bases, the US took over the New World Order. After a century and a half of a global Empire that stretched over 17,000,000 square miles or a third of the planet, England was suddenly reduced to an American vassal satellite in 1944. Remember how Roosevelt and Stalin were complicit in dividing the world at the Yalta Conference, while Churchill was left looking from the sidelines? Logical analysis and circumstantial evidence make this theory the most likely one about the Hess mission.
A very clear mission
The purpose of this trip finally makes perfect logical sense and to make believe that Hess never met Churchill or any other Rothschild representative in such an important moment is ludicrous. The Deputy Führer had parachuted to tell England what the American bankers expected from Germany, but also that Hitler was ready to betray his main funders at certain conditions.
The Führer was betting on the British Empire in the long term and believed that Germany should share a piece of the Empire, yet another misjudgment of the future since he also had claimed that the Third Reich would last a 1000 years.
Churchill agreed with Hess, since Germany attacked the Soviet Union the very next month. Had he refused, there was no need to parachute Goebbels in Boston, since the only other option for Germany was to invade England to fulfill its contract with its American funders, with the same hopes of sharing their version of the hegemony.
Germany and England continued to clash in the next few months, but it was mostly war for profits. Destroy cities, sink ships in the middle of the ocean, blow up tanks in the desert, nothing that couldn’t be rebuilt or re-bought, and especially nothing of real strategic importance. And again, things only got serious between them after Stalingrad, the military turning point of WW2.
In a world as normal and truthful that most of us like to imagine, peace between Germany and England would’ve been discussed in a third country, through an official meeting between the two governments. However, reality also explains the otherwise unexplainable fact that Germany wanted to keep the mission a total secret.
Because Hess landed on a remote farm in Scotland, the USA quickly realized that their first major proxy army, the Nazis, wasn’t working for them anymore and that if they hoped to lead the New World Order someday, they had to enter the war and get it themselves, fast.
It’s very clear why this mighty German dilemma, which was about to shape the world up to this day, couldn’t be discussed over a telephone line, nor written on a scroll that would carry a pigeon, and why every document about it was kept secret. Because it demonstrates how treasonous the leaders of these two moral defenders of human rights and democracy can be, even to each other. Revealing the documents would also expose their lies to keep everyone ignorant of the real history, because the unpleasant truth on the Hess mission basically changes our whole perception of the war, but even more, of our world.
Rudolf Hess at Nuremberg
When Hitler realized that everyone had found out about the mission, he panicked and he became the first one to declare that his old friend had gone mad and had escaped Germany. It took many years for Mrs Hess to see her husband again when she was allowed to visit him in Spandau for 30 minutes. When asked if her husband was crazy in a filmed interview, she replied: “By reading all the the letters he wrote to me over the years, I can tell you that if Rudolf is crazy, I am too.”
WW2 split the first and second parts of the original New World Order plan set in 1773 by Amshel Mayer Rothschild: the British Colonial Empire was replaced by the American Empire. Same plan of world domination, but the Rothschild family would now have to share it with a handful of Yankee Illuminatis.
When Rudolf Hess said that he had come to England to save humanity, might he have been talking about the lesser evil domination the British Empire and Germany would’ve kept over the world, compared to the totalitarian American Big Brother that is now our reality?
Sylvain first published La Dé [email protected] in 2016 and this article is from his upcoming second book Wars and Lies at Progressive Press
(1) Document Suggests Hitler Knew of Hess’ British Flight Plans
(2011 – article in Speigel) Jan Friedmann and Klaus Wiegrefe
(2) Wall Street and the rise of Hitler (1976 – Arlington House publishers)
(3) Trading with the enemy (1983 – Universe) Charles Higham
(*also read) The Nazi hydra in America (1999 – article) Glen Yeadon and John
(4) The Money Power (2012 – Progressive Press) featuring 1958 Pawns in the
Game by William Guy Carr and 1943 E .C. Knuth’s Empire of the City.
(5) Who signed death sentence for France in 1940? (2017 – article) Nikolai Starikov
(6) The Inside Story of the Hess Flight (1982 – The Journal of Historical Review) Original article by American Mercury May 1943 edition
(7) Owners of Empire: the Vatican, the Crown and the District of Columbia – (2014 – article) Tabu