We are going to explore in this series the unexplored. So get your thinking cap and get ready to go into territory that government schooling and corporate media and publishers dare not touch. Doing so would collapse the whole phony paradigm that they've constructed to contain our very thoughts.
Dr. Sutton sets the stage:
It is also eminently clear from the evidence in this trilogy that "public-spirited businessmen" do not journey to Washington as lobbyists and administrators in order to serve the United States. They are in Washington to serve their own profit-maximizing interests. Their purpose is not to further a competitive, free-market economy, but to manipulate a politicized regime, call it what you will, to their own advantage.
Instead of recalling the battle scenes and the exciting of military maneuvers, we'll be investigating the money trail. This is an area where the mainstream media is deathly silent. How did a nation who was ravaged by hyperinflation, bought off by Wall Street, go on to take on Europe? Why did the suppliers of the Nazi war machine not get caught and prosecuted at Nuremberg?
October 19, 1936
Dear Mr. President (FDR),
Much as I believe in peace as our best policy, I cannot avoid the fears which Wilson emphasized more than once in conversations with me, August 15, 1915 and later: the breakdown of democracy in all Europe will be a disaster to the people. But what can you do? At the present moment more than a hundred American corporations have subsidiaries here or cooperative understandings. The DuPonts have three allies in Germany that are aiding in the armament business. Their chief ally is the I. G. Farben Company, a part of the Government which gives 200,000 marks a year to one propaganda organization operating on American opinion. Standard Oil Company (New York sub-company) sent $2,000,000 here in December 1933 and has made $500,000 a year helping Germans make Ersatz gas for war purposes; but Standard Oil cannot take any of its earnings out of the country except in goods. They do little of this, report their earnings at home, but do not explain the facts. The International Harvester Company president told me their business here rose 33% a year (arms manufacture, I believe), but they could take nothing out. Even our airplanes people have secret arrangement with Krupps. General Motor Company and Ford do enormous businesses/sic] here through their subsidiaries and take no profits out. I mention these facts because they complicate things and add to war dangers.Sincerely,
Source: Edgar B. Nixon, ed., Franklin D. Roosevelt and Foreign Affairs, Volume III: September 1935-January 1937, (Cambridge: Belknap Press, 1969), p. 456.
They add to the war dangers do they? You don't say! Apparently, the law as it was prevented them from pulling their profits out of the country. This befuddled poor Ambassador Dodd who wrote in his diary:
January 25. Thursday. Our Commercial Attache brought Dr. Engelbrecht, chairman of the Vacuum Oil Company in Hamburg, to see me. Engelbrecht repeated what he had said a year ago: "The Standard Oil Company of New York, the parent company of the Vacuum, has spent 10,000,000 marks in Germany trying to find oil resources and building a great refinery near the Hamburg harbor." Engelbrecht is still boring wells and finding a good deal of crude oil in the Hanover region, but he had no hope of great deposits. He hopes Dr. Schacht will subsidize his company as he does some German companies that have found no crude oil. The Vacuum spends all its earnings here, employs 1,000 men and never sends any of its money home. I could give him no encouragement.
And further:These men were hardly out of the building before the lawyer came in again to report his difficulties. I could not do anything. I asked him, however: Why did the Standard Oil Company of New York send $1,000,000 over here in December, 1933, to aid the Germans in making gasoline from soft coal for war emergencies? Why do the International Harvester people continue to manufacture in Germany when their company gets nothing out of the country and when it has failed to collect its war losses? He saw my point and agreed that it looked foolish and that it only means greater losses if another war breaks loose.Source: Edited by William E. Dodd Jr. and Martha Dodd, Ambassador Dodd's Diary, 1933-1938, (New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1941), p. 303.
Our host, Dr. Sutton explains what is really going on:
Investment in Nazi Germany (along with similar investments in the Soviet Union) was a reflection of higher policies, with much more than immediate profit at stake, even though profits could not be repatriated. To trace these "higher policies" one has to penetrate the financial control of multinational corporations, because those who control the flow of finance ultimately control the day-to-day policies.Hjalmar Horace Greeley Schacht - this man was a JP Morgan/bankster tool. Remember his name, as he was a middle man in a lot of what we're going to be discussing. He was born in Germany, but his brother William was born in New York. He spoke fluent German and English and could pass seamlessly between both countries.
Also remember the name, "Putzi" Hanfstaengl, who was a mutual friend of Roosevelt and Hitler, and has a connection to the Reichstag fire.
I can tell this series is going to be the most explosive I've ever done. I hope ya'll will follow along with me!
Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler by Dr. Antony Sutton is available in its entirety at Reformation Theology.