"Germany Must Perish"
By Theodore N. Kaufman
PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERIKA
SPECIAL NOTE TO READER
THIS DYNAMIC VOLUME outlines a comprehensive plan for the extinction
of the German nation and the total eradication from the earth, of all her
people. Also contained herein is a map illustrating the possible territorial
dissection of Germany and the apportionment of her lands.
|TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. ABOUT THIS BOOK
This war is not Hitler's!
2. BACKGROUND OF GERMANISM
The destructive forces of the German war-soul
3. ORGANIZED GERMANISM
A ruthless plan of world conquest
4. GERMANISM ABROAD
Early fifth-column tactics
5. "BLESSED ARE THE WAR-MAKERS"
For they shall inherit oblivion
6. THE MIDDLE ROAD ?
Is there one?
7. DEATH FOR GERMANY!
The Raven that croaketh Nevermore!
8. "LEST WE FORGET. . ."
The wave of the future
GERMANY MUST PERISH presents a plan for the structure of a
permanent and lasting peace among civilized nations. It bases its thesis
on the eventual defeat of Germany by the British Empire and its Allies,
without the assistance of the United States.
However should circumstances decree that the American public cast its
ballot in favor of war as a measure of self-defense (and it is the fervent
prayer of the author that this may never happen) it would become paramount
that the lives of our native sons not be sacrificed in vain as were their
fathers' lives a generation ago.
If our soldiers must go forth to kill or die in battle, at least let
them be given not alone a Slogan but a Solemn Purpose and a Sacred Promise.
Let that Purpose be an Enduring Peace
And, this time, that Promise must be kept!
About this Book
TODAY'S WAR is not a war against Adolf Hitler.
Nor is it a war against the Nazis.
It is a war of peoples against peoples; of civilized peoples
envisioning Light, against uncivilized barbarians [Germans] who cherish
Of the people of those nations who would surge forward hopefully
into a new and better phase of life, pitted against the peoples of a nation
who would travel backward enthusiastically into the dark ages. It is a
struggle between the German nation and humanity.
Hitler is no more to be blamed for this German war than was the
Kaiser for the last one. Nor Bismarck before the Kaiser. These men did
not originate or wage Germany's wars against the world. They were merely
the mirrors reflecting centuries-old inbred lust of the German nation for
conquest and mass murder.
This war is being waged by the German People. It is they who
are responsible. It is they who must be made to pay for the war. Otherwise,
there will always be a German war against the world. And with such a sword
forever hanging overhead the civilized nations of the world, no matter
how great their hopes, how strenuous their efforts, will never succeed
in creating that firm and solid foundation of permanent peace which they
must first establish if ever they intend to start the building of a better
For not only must there be no more German wars in fact; there
must not even remain the slightest possibility of one ever occurring. A
Final Halt to German aggression, not a temporary cessation, must be the
goal of the present struggle.
This does not mean an armed mastery over Germany, or a peace
with political or territorial adjustment, or a hope based on a defeated
and repentant nation. Such settlements are not sufficiently conclusive
guarantees of no more German aggression.
This time Germany has forced a Total War upon the world. As a
result, she must be prepared to pay a Total Penalty.
And there is one, And Only One, such total Penalty: Germany must
In fact --not in fancy!
* * * * *
Daily the truth is being impressed upon us by observation, and
upon others less fortunate by bombs, that the German doctrine of force
is not one based upon either political expediency or economic necessity.
The personal war-lust of those who lead the German people is but a component
part of the war lust which exists as a whole in the German masses. German
leaders are not isolated from the will of the German people because apart
from this will they could not come into being or exist at all. The personal
inspiration, the motivation, even the acquiescence to their deeds are one
and all drawn by German leader from the very depths of the German national
Far too often the claim has been made that the present German
drive toward world-dominion is only street gangsterism practiced on an
organized national scale, deriving principally from the lowest classes,
the dregs of Germany. Such a claim is not sustained by fact, for the same
lust, the same brute force which the Germans display today under the rule
of the so-called "low class Nazis," they also displayed in 1914, at a time
when the "highest classes " and the "noblest specimens" capable of being
produced by the German nation, the Junkers, ruled that land. And a vast
number of Germany's intellectuals, another German "high-class" sat as members
in the German Reichstag!
No! The problem of Germanism must not again be passed along to
the next generation. The world must never again be stretched and tortured
on the German rack. Ours is the problem; ours the solution. The world has
learned, with a knowledge born of tragedies too numerous, too horrible
to record, that regardless of what leader or class rules Germany war will
be waged against it by that country, because the force which compels it
to action is an inseparable part of the mass-soul of that nation.
True that soul, at one time might have been otherwise fashioned.
But that time was in the civilized cycle of a thousand years
ago. Now it is too late.
We know that our men of 1917 did not. They had no precedent on
which to base their experience. We have not that excuse today. Their futile
sacrifices and their empty efforts must today dictate our own actions and
We are paying today for the lack of experience of the last generation
in dealing with the peoples of the German nation. When and if the time
comes for us to take similar decision and action we must not repeat their
mistake. The cost is far too great; not alone for us, but for all future
We must bring ourselves to realize that no leader can govern
Germany at all unless, in some manner, he embodies the spirit and expresses
the war-soul existent in the majority of her peoples. "Majority" is used
advisedly for in speaking of the masses which compose a nation it must
be impartially conceded that some traction of that mass must perforce vary
from it. Consequently no unfair contention is here being made that everyone
in Germany is guilty of its heinous offenses against the world. In fact
we shall, in pursuing our point, favor Germany by allowing that as much
as 20% of her population is entirely guiltless of complicity in her crimes,
as well as being foreign to any share of her war-soul. We therefore grant,
for argument's sake, that some 15,000,000 Germans are absolutely innocent.
BUT- shall Poles, Czechs, Slovaks, Austrians, Norwegians, Dutch, Belgians,
Frenchmen, Greek, Englishmen, Irishmen, Scotsmen, Canadians, Australians
and Americans - for we too may ultimately feel the spike of the German
boot - shall all these peoples, numbering some 300,000,000 of the most
civilized, most enlightened on earth suffer constantly and face unnatural
death every generation so that some small part of Germany's populace may
continue to exist? Art those 15,000,000 Germans so valuable, so indispensable
to mankind that 300,000,000 guiltless men, women and children shall fight
a war with Germany every time she so decrees? Shall perpetual struggle
against the German be the only future facing civilized peoples? Why breed
children while Germany breeds war?
Are not the Dutch a sober and thrifty people? Are not the French
cultured? Art not the Czechs industrious? Are not the Poles deeply attached
to land, family and God? Are not the Scandinavians a decent people? Are
not the Greeks brave and fearless? Are not the English, Irish, Scotch and
American freedom-loving and progressive people? And in very simple arithmetic
are not these 300,000,000 more than 15,000,000 Germans?
If Democracy as Americans know it is majority rule in a national
sense, it must he so in an international sense as well. The greatest good
for the greatest number is Democracy's rule of thumb; to fight for world
Democracy is to secure the rights of the majority of democratic peoples
against the incursion made upon diem by any autocratic minority.
If this is not so, why conscript a vast army for Democracy's
defense? Why train American soldiers to murder a hypothetical enemy of
Democracy, when the Will which spawned this enemy waxes and grows with
each successive blood-bath?
In 1917 American soldiers, as those of every other major nation,
were forced to murder by the millions. What for?
Suppose we are forced again to kill? For wars are won only by
such killing, not by dying. Again what for? Another sell-out? Is selling-out
our soldiers to become a national habit? For quite patently, to fight once
more in democratic defense against Germany with any goal in view save that
country's extinction constitutes, even though it lose the war, a German
victory. To fight, to win, and not this time to end Germanism forever by
exterminating completely those people who spread its doctrine is to herald
the outbreak of another German war within a generation.
Let us then beware, for it is not illogical to assume that some day
the soldier, if constantly martialed and regimented against his will, may
emerge from underneath the time-worn cloak of duty and come, like labor,
capital and civilian to demand his "rights." It must not be unreasonable
to conjecture that a soldier must have rights too, as well as duties. Certainly,
a man forced against his instinct to kill has rights; perhaps not the rights
of wages and hours, nor the rights of profits, nor the rights of untrammeled
speech against his superiors, which in a military sense spells catastrophe.
No, none of these; just a few simple rights - three of which would appear
his incontestable duty to demand: one, that he be adequately supplied with
the proper arms in sufficient quantities so that there be a maximum of
speed attached to his "killing," -secondly, that he be not betrayed by
fifth-columnists who must, in war time, be summarily dispatched, by imprisonment
or execution, and lastly, of the primest importance, that he receive a
definite avowal by his government guaranteeing him once and for all time
that this whole ghastly, horrible business of killing the Germans is at
an end; that his son may know peace without having to kill for lt.
If such a guarantee be not vouchsafed him before his struggle,
or be not upheld after his struggle, as it was not the last time, (though
the Generals knew, among them our own Pershing, that Germany at that time
should have been unalterably snuffed out) may he not then take such action
in his own hands? Granting labor has the right to strike when its rights
are violated, granting that capital withhold itself from circulation when
it feels its usage unprofitable, granting that the civilian feels tyrannized
when his civil liberties are jeopardized, what course may the soldier not
take once he realizes he has been cheated, once too often, out of that
for which he killed?
When the day of reckoning with Germany comes, as come it will,
there will be only one obvious answer. No statesman or politician or leader
responsible for post-war settlements will have the right to indulge in
the personal luxury of false sentiment and specious sanctimony and declare
that Germany, misled by her leaders, shall deserve the right of resurrection!
He will not be permitted this time to forget so easily the bombblasted,
earthentombed millions of women and children who lived through a hell on
earth; the bullet-ridden, tank-crushed bodies of soldiers; the many countries
whose energies were sapped and resources drained. And most of all, he will
not be permitted to disregard the unselfish sacrifices made by the common
people so that the beast that is Germany shall never roam on earth again!
It is a definite obligation which the world owes to those who
struggled and died against the German yesterday, and to those who are fighting
him again today, as it is the bounden duty of the present generation to
those yet unborn, to make certain that the vicious fangs of the German
serpent shall never strike again. And since the Venom of those fangs derives
its fatal poison not from within the body, but from the war-soul of the
German, nothing else would assure humanity safety and security but that
that war-soul be forever expunged, and the diseased carcass which harbors
it be forever removed from this world. There is no longer any alternative;
Germany Must Perish!
This war, with its harrowing miseries, its indescribable German
devastations, its unutterable German atrocities is born of the war-soul
of those barbarians of whom Machiavelli, writing over tour hundred years
"German towns are at little or no expense in any thing, but
in laying up military stores and making good their fortifications . . .
on holidays instead of other diversion, the Germans are taught the use
History repeats itself.
We can remove a tiger from his natural environment, his lair
in the jungle, and with patience so tame him that eventually he will respond
to our caress, feed from our hand and perform at our command. The more
acquiescent he becomes in response to this outward conditioning, the more
deceived are we in believing that his jungle days have been forgotten.
The is a fatal deception. For in inevitably there comes a time when the
tiger-soul within drives him again to the use of fang and claw. In that
inexorable response to that irresistible soul-force, the tiger reverts
once again to jungle lore. He becomes, again, a killer.
And so it is with the people of Germany. They may respond for
a while to civilizing forces; they may seemingly adopt the superficial
mannerisms and exterior behaviorisms of civilized peoples but all the while
there remains ever present within them that war-soul which eventually drives
them, as it does the tiger, to kill. And no amount of conditioning, or
reasoning, or civilizing - past, present or future - will ever be able
to change this basic nature. For if no impress has been made upon this
war-soul over a period of some two thousand years is it to he expected
that of a sudden, on the morrow, this miracle will occur?
This analogous linking of the people of Germany with savage beast
is no vulgar comparison. I feel no more personal hatred for these people
than I might feel for a herd of wild animals or a cluster of poisonous
reptiles. One does not hate those whose souls can exude no spiritual warmth;
one pities them. If the German people wish to live by themselves, in darkness,
it would he strictly their own affair. But when they make constant attempts
to enshroud theca souls of other people in those fetid wrappings which
cloak their own, it becomes time to remove them from the realm of civilized
mankind among which they can have no place, or right to existence.
We need not condemn theca Germans. They stand self-condemned.
For it suffices us to read and hear those words written and spoken only
by Germans; to observe deeds performed solely by Germans; to endure sufferings
and dislocations caused solely by the German people in pursuit of their
megalomaniacal ideals and demonic aspirations to realize that it is the
Germans themselves who decree, almost demand, their ostracism from their
fellowman. They have lost theca wish to be human beings. They are but beasts;
they must be dealt with as such.
This is an objective viewpoint, carefully considered and factually
sustained It is the view taken of them in this book.
Naturally there are men in the world, our own country included, who
think otherwise and who would deal differently with the German menace.
It is the custom of such men to take; what they call, a "sensible" view
of the problems and progress of humanity. These men would rely upon fate
to fashion the future. They would, in effect, permit the Germans to conquer
and enslave the world by explaining, in terms whose degree of vociferousness
is dependent upon the extent of their own personal motive or gain, that
German world-dominion cannot last forever; that at some future date Germany
would ultimately lose its iron grip upon the world and then enslaved mankind
would come to free itself again. Or, if neither collusion nor surrender
seems palatable to their listeners, they would suggest a compromise with
the Germans, the so-called "Negotiated Peace."
These are soulless postulates. They can originate only in men
whose hearts and souls are still held captive by the marine life of their
origin; human species of spineless jellyfish floundering about in the waters
of yesteryear. These are men of the past forever living in that past. Men
who, being incapable of mastering their own intellectual and spiritual
primitivism, seek to drag others down with them to the murky depths and
stygian blackness which surround their own pitiful existence.
These are the men, indeed, who witnessing the actual enslavement
of such civilized and humane peoples as the Austrians, Czechs, Poles, French,
Dutch, Norwegian and Belgians would all too willingly close their eyes
and simulate disbelief in that which is stark and dread reality. These
are men who with fatalism as their creed come intellectually to be anesthetized
by it; who, proclaiming fate an ally, have become its most pathetic servants.
Fortunately, such men are not yet in the majority nor will they
be unless Germany can harness, employ or bribe enough of them to spread
the German netherworld doctrines throughout the earth. But even as a minority
the danger which these "appeasers" represent is none the less real and
they must be harshly dealt with. For by such actions as they may take under
the cloak of "unquestioned patriotism" it is apparent that they would not
be so unless, within their own soul there existed some part complementary
to the war-soul of the German. These other appeasers whose integrity is
doubtful and patriotism questionable - those who advocate the principles
of Germanism - are downright traitors to their country. And when, as and
if a government can not or refuses to treat them as such, may it not come
in time to depend upon the people, whose lives and liberty are at stake,
to do so! I have no desire that this work be considered as a means of encouraging
war for this or any other nation.
As a human being I deplore war; as a civilized member of a civilized
nation I hate it.
I hate war not alone for the sufferings, misery, tragedy and
senseless waste which follows in its path, but even more because I consider
it to be the still-unsecured umbilical cord which binds the moral and spiritual
embryo of man to the physical womb of the beast-instinct. And I know that
so long as that cord remains uncut social evolution and human progress
must rest forever upon an impermanent and insecure basis. And too, that
so long as war persists there will never come into being that world peace
out of which, some day, a world confederation of nations will be born.
For it is such a confederation which is the ultimate aim and absolute inevitability
of the human race.
Peace! Hardly a man, woman or child lives who has not heard the
word! Throughout the ages it has been a subject of more discussion and
debate than any other single problem of mankind. In the halls of government
great orators have loudly extolled its virtues. The great prophets of every
religion on earth have preached its gospel and catalogued its benefits
to world humanity. And in all the world we find that peace is the common
denominator which binds together the people of all nations, all color and
races, in common thought and prayer.
Why then, after passing through thousands of years such great
desire and yearning have we failed to find peace? Why is it that after
such a prolonged period time not one single practical and enduring step
has be taken toward its absolute realization? Certainly no one man or group
of men shall be born tomorrow who shall exceed in knowledge and excel in
ability all those great men who have written, spoken and preached about
peace over the long past. What shall we do then? Throw up our hands and
give up? Shall we have done with peace by exclaiming that it does not exist
because it cannot?
That it is an unobtainable abstract?
I do not believe that it is any such thing. I sincere believe
that peace on earth can come to exist as a permanent condition of living.
But believing in it as I do, I would not expect it to arrive, on some fine
morning, knock on my door, and suddenly announce its presence!
No, it will never come of itself !
I believe that peace can be produced, not merely conceived. But
never so long as war persists. Then why does war still exist?
Simply because it has not been made impossible for it to be waged.
There is only one way to abolish war: impose a penalty of such
dire magnitude and frightful consequence upon aggressor peoples as to render
it virtually impossible for any nation to start a war.
War must be fought not with weapons of ever increasing destructiveness
but with penalties infinitely more frightful and hazardous than war itself.
This hook sincerely believes that it has found such a penalty;
and by its imposition upon the people of Germany, this hook believes that
not only would a great scourge be removed from the world, but a great good
born to it.
Note: The majority of authors dealing with Germanism
have treated that subject purely as a product of modern times - born after
the last world-war - and since developed solely by Hitler and his Nazis.
The reader, in pursuing the subsequent chapters on Germanism, will find
out for himself just how mistaken those authors are in their viewpoint.
And since the German quotations and German writings are so contemporaneously
apropos - though they were all written prior to the last world war - I
have thought it advisable, lest they be considered "fabricated" to append
a bibliography to this volume.
Background of Germanism
"Germans are an execrable people! They
think and dream of nothing but chicanery. Their great joy consists in fault-finding,
shrieking and threats. They brandish arms which are like barbed clubs;
from their mouths instead of ordinary human speech, issue the rumbling
of artillery and the clash of steel; their life is one of perpetual explosion.
A vivid portrait of a Nazi? Emphatically so, and yet, though thirty
years have past since it was first written, we can easily discern, in the
character of the German of that remote period, every single trait which
characterizes the German mad man of today. Yesterday they may have been
called Pan-Germans; today Nazis; tomorrow perhaps Supergerman. Time cannot
change the infernal breed, whatever its label. Time merely enlarges the
field in which the German can, with ever-increasing intensity and thoroughness,
practice those monstrous acts which his fevered, war-intoxicated brain
dictates, and his vile instincts and barbaric, savage soul prompts. If
today the urge of his war-soul can prompt the German to murder innocent
hostages imagine, if you can, how that same soul will express itself through
the thousandfold-more-fanatic German of tomorrow?
The German does not live on the heights; he avoids
light, and from his hiding place he picks to pieces treaties, exercises
his malign influence on newspaper articles, pores over maps, measures angles,
and traces with gloating eagerness the lines of frontiers.
To love their country is for them to despise,
flout and insult every other country. They are capable of little else but
hating and lying, even to themselves. They meddle in everyone else's affairs,
poking their nose into matters that do not concern them, criticizing everything,
bossing everything, lowering and distorting everything.
What a pity that twenty-three centuries after
Socrates and Plato, two thousand years after Christ, the voice of men like
these should still be heard in that world, worse still that they should
be listened to, and worst of all that any one should believe them! Country
for them is an isolated organism and they admit it is possible for them
to live and breathe in an atmosphere of haughty contempt for their neighbors.
They conceive their country as a permanent element
of dissolution like a devouring and insatiable monster, a beast of prey,
whose one function is to plunder. All that it does not possess has been
robbed of. The universe belongs to it by right. Whoever attempts to escape
from its tyranny is a rebel.
This jingo country, this bloodthirsty fetish of
which they are the champions, they endow, with the capriciousness of potentates,
when it suits their purpose, with every marvelous and charming attribute.
Whoever does not at once agree with their extravagances is a barbarian.
You must love their country in full armor, with
dervish-like celebrations and howls, eyes shut and body trembling with
ecstasy; a deaf ear must be turned to the rest of the world on its failings.
Everything that is not IT must be hated. Hate is sacred. Love and hate
are in connection with your country two terms proceeding from one condition
For them Industrial progress is not a happy sign
of national prosperity but a means of domination. Geography is not the
science of the earth, but a mere revelation of the boundaries between which
are elaborated strategical schemes of conquest.
Every neighbor is of necessity a jealous one,
and the enemy who is vigilant is jealous too. The world is populated by
hyenas crouching on the plots of earth from which they ought to be dislodged.
"The German has decided that his race has
been elected by God to order the modern world. Anyone who resists him will
be an arrogant usurper, who ought to be crushed. The German professes to
want peace, but it must be his own sort of peace, after the pattern of
the Persian satrap's who out of love for peace and concord, throw everyone
to the lions who dares dispute him.
His voice is raucous and resounding; he does not
argue but makes sweeping assertions and lays down the law. At the first
sign of resistance he grows crimson in the face, and has resource to thunder
and lightning. He holds forth on the authority of a sacred categorical
imperative which stands in the stead of truth and order; he respects nothing
and no one. Should he find himself confronted by the law, he says that
it needs reforming.
Ministers are mere clerks to be used as pawns
in his maneuvering. He is exacting and cantankerous; whoever undertakes
to shout with him never shouts loud enough. To give in to him means becoming
enlisted as a civil agent. He is an agitator and swashbuckler. He dips
his pen in gall and he sets in motion with his antics the marionettes which
appeal to the nation and may come to conquer it.
The fundamental superiority of the German race,
the necessity of expanding German prestige in all quarters of the globe,
of protecting the German wherever he may be found, no matter what he may
be, because he bears within him a residuum of the race; that is what the
educators of youth coming down the years in disciplined array like battalions
crossing the maneuver field, have never ceased to drum into the popular
understanding and the flame of victory rising to the sky will be the signal
for it to boil over."
["The Great Enigma", Bourdon]
To most people the fantastic "progress" of the Nazi has seemed
as meteoric and unexpected as an unheralded bolt of lightning suddenly
discharged from the heavens.
Others hold tenaciously, with dangerous deception, to the opinion
that the Nazi came into power only as a result of the German-termed "inequities"
of the Versailles treaty, and that the beliefs and aims of the Nazi were,
and are, merely the result of a contemporary but transient political and
economic upheaval in Germany Such opinions gave birth to the most outstanding
criminal misconception of the Nazi and his party; that after those so-called
injustices to Germany were remedied, the Nazi would vanish from the scene
by his own accord, or the German people would rise up in revolt against
him. Such misconceptions of his origin, structure and purpose were eagerly
fostered and disseminated by the Nazis themselves. We know how belief in
them has already led a dozen nations to their doom, and yet not so long
ago a prominent member of our Congress arose and declared that the German
idea of world-dominion was a fantasy, and advised Americans to dismiss
the avowed aims of the Nazis as fabulous myths. (Senator Ernest Lundeen:
"Six Men and War" - July 11, 1940) Such utterances are not only born of
incredible stupidity but, if not downright traitorous, are extremely dangerous,
for they tend to blind people to those stark realities which they must
face, firmly and honestly, if they are ever to successfully combat them.
Too, such beliefs tend to diffuse among our people that same indifference,
lethargy and irresponsibility which permeated the peoples of those nations
which, one by one, fell victim to the German peril. These nations found
that the German peril was not a myth; the sufferings of their people are
the best description of the German character, methods, and final aims.
By thus helping to create the impression of his transiency of
character and purpose, and by promoting propaganda proclaiming his ever-imminent
downfall, the Nazi knew full well that those nations would incorrectly
gauge the strength and deprecate the durability of party and, what was
and is infinitely more important, would fail to correctly interpret the
growth and aims the Nazi as being compatible to, and not at variance with
the German character; a bud whose nourishment is drawn not from an isolated
branch but from the very roots of the German soul.
For it must he patent by now that while all the Germans may not
approve of the means being employed the Nazis in achieving German world-dominion,
they are practically unanimous in agreeing that that goal must now or in
the future, be definitely achieved by Germany, Were the German nation to
win this war, not one man would hesitate laying claim to a share in the
loot, But, losing the war, they intend to be ready to disclaim individually,
the actions taken by them collectively, under their "government." Thus
they intend to escape, again, punishment for their crimes. Yet defeat will
on no account erase their desire to conquer and rule the world. There is
only one way to frustrate such a desire; the goal of world-dominion must
be removed from the reach of the German and the only way to accomplish
that is to remove the German from the world!
Therefore, it is most essential that we realize as an irreconcilable
fact the truth that the Nazis are not beings existing apart from the German
people. They are the German people! For to the German, Nazi or not, the
Nailed Fist is as stimulating and meaningful a symbol of all the aims and
aspirations of his nation as the Statue of Liberty is to the American.
Make no mistake about it; world-dominion is not a mirage to the German;
it never was, and so long as Germany exists as a nation, it never will
be. A belief to the contrary, if too-long sustained, may well result in
the world's enslavement by the German.
As fantastic and as cyclonic as Nazi "accomplishments" might
seem, it is still more fantastic to note as a fact that in the entire annals
of history no doctrine ever existed which had all its major beliefs so
clearly defined, its methods so concisely detailed, and its aims so vividly,
comprehensively, and boldly stated beforehand. It is in every respect a
deliberate, ruthlessly calculated plot to rule the world or, failing that,
to annihilate it! And so long as the German nation exists it intends, in
one form or another, now or later, to bring about just such a catastrophe.
The unfortunate neglect displayed by the various governments
in preparing for the cataclysmic events brought about by the German Nazis
becomes all the more startling and tragic when we examine records existing
by the thousands and emanating solely from unbiased German sources, some
written as far back as fifty years ago, clearly indicating the precise
course of procedure to be some day adopted by the German in his march to
world-conquest. These documents are not pedantic treatises expressing theories
or extravaganzas dealing in fables or fancies. They are substantial, sober
outpourings from the very soul of Germandom. And as such they define lucidly
its structure, and interpret frankly its yearnings.
Moreover, these records are so exact in their scheme and comprehensive
in their scope that the Nazis have adopted and embraced them almost ad
verbatim. In searching through these original papers one is struck by the
realization that Mein Kampf is nothing more than a clumsily written
hodge-podge collection of the writings, opinions and teachings contained
in those records and expounded by Germans years before Adolf Schickelgruber
was born! As we shall see later, even Hitler's much-publicized mystic pro
phccics, and his timetables of conquests are merely reprints of those published,
too, long before his time.
If Hitler was able to make such rapid strides in resurrecting
again the monstrosity that is Germanism, it was only because the German
people, long before his birth, had already become completely instilled
with each and every principle and precept, with every yearning and desire
which he himself, later, came merely to express and advocate. The poisonous
wine of destruction had long before been distilled; Hitler is merely the
agent decanting the poisonous fluid from its bottle, which is the German
war-soul, into the jug that is world humanity. In detailing those ingredients
which combine to constitute the toxic formula of Germanism the author shall
quote, wherever confirmation of his statements may he deemed advisable,
principally from German sources. For after all no one can explain the German
so well as he himself. He has made no secret of his character, his ambitions
and his intentions. By his acts he has himself bared his heart and soul;
by his words, by his own hand he will someday come to dig his own grave.
* * * * *
It is not to be wondered at that the nations of the Western world regard
the avowed program of the German for world conquest and dominion with a
great deal of amazement and incredulity. For such an idea is entirely alien
to those basic principles and instincts of the western civilization which,
painfully and gradually, arose out of the chaos of the past thousands of
years. Such civilized nations regard individual rights, the sacredness
of human life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as the virtues of mankind
and itself, the individual States, as guarantor of those rights. And though,
at one time or another during their existence nations may have sought political
and economic adjustment; even territorial aggrandizement through force
of arms, it must be noted that no Western nation has ever made such a religion
of war, such idolatry of armaments, and such a cult of mass murder and
destruction as has Germany and her peoples.
According to her own writers, teachers and statesmen, Germany
has but one great reason for existing; that of achieving world-dominion!
Since that is its highest aim, therefore, Germany constantly claims that
it has every right to make free and liberal use of chicanery, deceit, intolerance,
lust, persecution and oppression, in order to achieve that goal. Consequently
such a perverted nation, such a State of human negation, views its vices
as being the only true virtues in life, whereas to the Germans the virtues
as they are known and may be practiced by the rest of the world are merely
vices due to the latter's decay and degeneration! As though there exists
anywhere in the world a nation which can boast of degeneration in the same
degree as Germany!
The primary reason which stirs German lust for world-dominion
was best summarized by a German professor who declared that since Germany
will never be able to understand the world, the latter must be conquered
and reformed so that it will be able to conform to German thought!
("Die Politik", Heinrich von Treitschke)
It is just such mass megalomania, crass egoism and intellectual
aberrancy which stirred the demented brain of the German of yesterday to
foment his wars; which animates the insane Nazi today in continuing those
wars and which will, if the schizophrenic Teutons continue to exist, direct
the policies and actions of any party in control of Germany in the future.
For, to reiterate, the German idea of world-dominion and enslavement of
its peoples is no political belief; it is a fierce and burning gospel of
hate and intolerance, of murder and destruction, and the unloosing of a
sadistic blood lust. It is, in every literal sense, a savage and pagan
religion which incites its worshippers first to a barbaric frenzy and then
prompts them to vent their animal ferocity in the practice of ever horrible,
ruthless and unmentionable atrocity upon innocent men, women and children.
Such are the true Germanic virtues! And the world will feel their sting
so long as they continue to tolerate Germany and her peoples on the earth,
for those Germanic traits are the same as those which, emanating from the
German soul, animated the Germanic tribes of yore. We have but to examine
the development of chose tribes to perceive just to what extent within
the German soul, the German ideal of world conquest and dominion really
The German slave-holding tribes were noted for their unnaturally
passionate love of war and destruction. Seeck, a noted German historian,
writes with pride that the Germans of ancient days were notorious for their
villainy and treachery and "their faithlessness became almost proverbial
with the Romans," ("Geschichte des Untergangs der Antiken Welt", O. Seeck)
who found that the Germans were adept at breaking a pact or a peace whenever
it best suited them to so do.
Lamprecht, another German historian, recounts that even among
themselves the Germans held no pledge valid! ("Deutsche Geschichte", Lamprecht)
it so much to be wondered at then that a nation whose people distrust one
another, would hesitate at double crossing any of its fellow nations?
Those ancient Germanic tribes, like the peoples of modern Germany,
were unable to assimilate and accept the humane ideals, civilized aims
and social aspirations of their neighbors as constituting the desirable,
natural goal of life. "Warlike, as then, have the Germans ever remained!
We can understand, therefore, why to a German peace is not an
objective but merely an interlude to be used by him to prepare for a war
in which he can assuage the thirst for mass murder which burns in his soul.
The German has absolutely no regard for life; there is no such expression
in his language as "sacredness of human life."
It would be impossible, even between the covers of a thousand
volumes, to list and describe the demonic brutalities practiced by the
Germans upon innocent peoples, and though records of the last war are replete
with numerous actual incidents illustrating the innate cruelty and viciousness
of the Germans we have but to refer to one recent occurrence, the sinking
of the British vessel "Lancastria" to realize just how and why the German
earns his reputation for such cruelty and viciousness.
For assuredly, after sinking a vessel, the aviators of no other
Western nation would have deliberately and cold-bloodedly dropped incendiary
bombs on the oil-covered waters which surrounded the ship in order to roast
alive the desperate women and children struggling below. But the German
aviators did not hesitate to do so: it must have been with a perverted
gleam in their mad eye that they boiled those women and children alive
in oil! This from a "modern" and self-styled "cultural" nation! A nation
whose press heralded such cannibalism as an illustrious example of German
courage and heroism!
Such is the "Master-Race" of the world!
Germanism - the theory of a master race of Germans destined to enslave
a weak world by force and brutality - had been an unvoiced doctrine of
German belief since tribal days until the latter part of the last century
when it reached its maturity by becoming fashioned into a vast and well-organized
movement. Its astounding and ambitious program amalgamated all the major
doctrines and beliefs of such German teachers, writers, statesmen and philosophers
as Kant, Nitzsche, Hegel, von Bernardi, Rohrbach, Treitschke and Spengler.
And because the doctrine which is preached touched upon the very roots
of the German soul, and embraced the fundamental tenets of the German intellect,
the movement met with immediate and tremendously popular response. In fact
its program was so popular with the German that within ten years after
its inception its malignant dogma was already spread throughout the entire
In 1886 a Dr. Karl Peters convened a General German Congress
in Berlin during the course of which all German national associations therein
represented were merged into one group, a so-called German League! Its
program at first was vague and indefinite,> and so much strife grew to
exist among the various groups composing the League, that its dissolution
seemed imminent until 1891 when Professor Ernst Hasse, a deputy in the
Reichstag from Leipzig, became its president and took its management into
his own hands.
The first step of Professor Hasse was to broadcast a widespread
plea for help, appealing, as he said, "to the traditions of the German
soul. His appeal met with such a favorable response that the League grew
by leaps and bounds until it was not long before it was able to publish
and maintain its own newspaper. In 1894 it changed its name to the Pan-German
League, and proceeded to lay down an entire program of action relative
to world-conquest and domination by Germany. This program of action for
achieving such a goal was so replete with details, and its plan of procedure
so comprehensive that it was adopted, almost unchanged, by the Nazis. For
its motto the League used the words of the Great Elector: "Remember, you
are a German!"
During the interval in which the Pan-German League was organized,
a German professor, Heinrich von Treitschke was being hailed throughout
Germany as a new prophet. For years he had been spreading the fiery message
of Germanism; it was a rabid admixture of war, hate, anti-Christian and
destruction. It was the preaching of such doctrines which today has earned
for Treitschke the great "honor" of being recognized by the Germans as
the apostle of their ideology.
Heinrich von Treitschke was born in Dresden in 1834. After graduating
from various German universities and spending some time in aimless drifting,
he suddenly became consumed with the tortuous idea of a German unity founded
by the sword. Feeling that the best method, in his day, of spreading such
a belief was through teaching, he turned eagerly to that profession. His
continual insistence on spreading Prussianism and its doctrine of the "nailed-fist
rule" finally enabled him to settle in Berlin where he became established
as a popular historian and publicist.
Treitschke was a war-monger and a "might-makes-right" advocate of the
fiat rank. Possessing a natural gift of eloquence he held his students
spellbound during his lectures on "conquer at all costs" for, according
to his Interpretation of German's development and history, it had to pursue
such a course in order to spread itself beyond its boundaries. At first
he set Europe as the area of Germany's "Lebensraum" but, after the success
of the German army in 1870 he enlarged and expanded upon his original declaration
by stating that the world was Germany's to conquer and dominate; that through
foisting war upon the world the German nation was destined to become the
"super-state" of the universe, and to hold its people in thralldom. These
teachings so appealed to the German character that Treitschke, like Hitler,
soon captured the intellectuals as well as the masses of his day'. His
doctrines were spread throughout Germany by his many pupils until, eventually;
practically every educated German of that day fell under his influence.
Conceivably, he could not have inspired such a profound belief in such
monstrous doctrines unless, in substance, they embraced aims and ideas
already very definitely existing as inherent in the German character and
innate in his soul. Many of those beliefs explain much of Germany's present
According to Treitschke, the individual has no right of his own, but
exists only for the state which has the exclusive right to use him as it
wills. There is no other force except the will of the State, and war is
the only and best way in which that will might be employed by it. A Germany
so constituted can recognize no earthly power and "might makes right" only
when a German wields the sword! There is no such thing to the German as
"sacredness of human life" and war is sublime to him because in it he can
"murder without passion." War is the best way in which Germany can enforce
its will upon its neighbors, as well as being "the only cure for diseased
Treitschke then treats with various methods to be employed by
Germany in order to conquer and dominate the world.
"Germany," he writes "must make it a duty to employ
traitors in the enemy state for its own interest," even though, he adds,
"every good German subject is a latent, and when opportunity arises, an
Lying and deceit are encouraged as being a foundation stone for
German policy and as for treaties and the like Treitschke advises that
they are mere scraps of paper and urges that "they can and must be denounced
by Germany whenever the promise they hold becomes unprofitable to her."
In such a case a treaty becomes automatically obsolete and "German honor
demands that it be broken! There is, he continues, no such thing as international
law and order, no covenants between nations. As for justice, there is no
such thing except at the point of a German sword.
All of Treitschke's teachings as well as the most pointed and
precise interpretation ever made of the German ego is best summarized in
a declaration in which he maintained that Germany could never have peace
with the world because to the German mode of thought it "is a foreign world,
which cannot he reformed, but can only he overthrown." Thus the ideal of
Germany becomes allied to the "rule of evil" in a common German effort
to annihilate civilization!
The Pan-German League combined Treitschke's various doctrines
into a program of action and issued, among its statutes, four main principles
which lay down broadly its chief objectives.
• To watch over and support all German national movements in all countries
where Germans have to sustain a struggle in support of Germanism with the
object of embracing and uniting all Germans an the globe.
In further explanation of the above statutes the League issued a
manifesto declaring that "the fate of the Germans in Austria cannot be
a matter of indifference to Germany; it cannot be a matter of indifference
whether the Saxons or Swabians in Hungary are Magyarized, or the Germans
in Switzerland or the Flemish in Belgium are Gallicized. Germans must actively
support all movements in those countries in support of Germanism. Germanism
across the seas must be preserved and fostered by every possible means."
("Zwecke and Ziele des Alldeutschen Verbandes", Adolf Lehr.)
• To promote an active German policy in interests in Europe and across
the seas and especially to further all colonial movements for practical
• To treat and solve all questions bearing upon the bringing up of children
and higher education in the Germanic sense.
• To quicken patriotic self-consciousness of Germans, and to offer opposition
to all movements antagonistic to national development.
We already know how well the German has heeded and obeyed such
By 1900 there were some fifty various associations in existence
all subservient to the Pan-German League. Ramified in character but identical
in aim these groups, which ranged from military and naval cliques to sports
leagues and banking institutions, were all fervidly pledged to preserve
and foster Germanism in foreign lands. Politically too, the League gained
considerable prestige. In 1903 no less than forty-three members of the
Reichstag had already been initiated as members.
Branches of the League sprang up in major cities of the world.
Of the two in the United States one was located in New York, the other
in Texas. With the spread of its propaganda, the League scattered a large
number of secret agents throughout the world for the purpose of supplying
it with confidential reports relating to the gospel of Germanism. These
agents were the forerunners of the present day fifth-columnists; it was
their work which started the compilation of the notorious German "scrap-book"
in which that government listed all its enemies, and enemies to the idea
of a German dominated world. To a nation such as Germany blackmail pales
in insignificance to its other crimes. And so, with every passing hour,
the members of the German League continued with their nefarious work which;
teaching and enforcing the great common German ideal of world-enslavement,
quickly became an integral part of the average German's life and dreams.
By 1905, the tenets of the Pan-German were already known to all. The initial
work had been done. The vicious Virus of Germanism had been injected into
the life stream of the public, and the Germans awaited the epidemic which
they felt must sooner or later infest the world.
As a matter of fact, the work and program as well as the propaganda
which they spread had reached such a pitch that as far back as 1895 various
German writers were already busy prophesying how and when the ideology
goal of German world-dominion would be attained! These prophets were by
no means few in number; there exists a large number of serious works by
German authors in which the destiny of their country is elaborately worked
out in full detail and the deification of Germanism as a world religion
From one such prophecy, written in 1900, we learn that "things
about the year 1950 have begun to cause great uneasiness All Germans have
been united, Holland enters the German union; in Belgium the Flemings grow
in power and because the French element causes increasing trouble, Germany
is obliged to intervene. If France objects to a total absorption (of Belgium
by Germany), then the French Walloon territory falls to France the Flemish
portion to Germany. Maybe the French fight, in which case all Belgium will
be annexed and incorporated in the German World Empire." The author then
goes on to discuss, rather vaguely, the case of France, Switzerland, and
the Balkans, after which he cautions the Germans "by all means avoid a
war with Russia, if possible." He completes the prophesy by stating that
"in the year 1950 "Great World Germany" will possess a population of two
hundred millions. Everybody is happy because all the Germans are now, united
and are ruling the world!"
This prophesy did not, by any means, appear fantastic to the
German of that day. Actually it was considered as altogether too conservative
because more radical leaders had set the establishment of the "German World"
at a much earlier date than 1950. Writing in 1895 one ambitious German
predicted that "Der Tag" would arrive sometime in 1915. Here is a summary
of his augury:
"Around about 1915 the whole world starts trembling. Two great
States take action in self-defense, America and Russia. America proclaims
aloud the doctrine of 'Pan-America.' Russia concludes treaties with Turkey,
Persia and China. Great Britain, Pan-America and the Pan-Slavonic Russian
Colossus threaten to overwhelm the sixteen states of Europe. At this juncture
Germany intervenes and rising to the occasion, sets to work to prepare
army and navy for the coming struggle."
Then follows a description of the war and a few miscellaneous vagaries
after which the writer continues:
"The Junkers roll in money. Meanwhile Pan-America has become
a source of great uneasiness to Germany for Gerrnanism is threatened in
South-America. The United States, declining to give way, the German, Italian
and French navies mobilize and set sail for America. The American navy
is destroyed. On land the German troops made short work of the American
mercenaries. Under the brilliant leadership of the German Leader, the Germans
were everywhere victorious. On sea the German ships, guns and men showed
their great superiority over the English who were regularly defeated. German
discipline, courage and skill made the German navy invincible. The British
navy was destroyed. Invaded, the English offer but a half-hearted resistance.
The German and Italian soldiers seized London. England and America were
defeated. Peace was concluded." ("Germania Triumphans": Von einem Großdeutschen,
Concerning the terms of such a peace, the writer declared that,
"Germany took Mexico, Guatemala, British Honduras all Brazil
south of the Amazon, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru and northern Chile.
France took Brazil north of the Amazon, British Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia
and Ecuador. Italy took what was left of South-America, including the Argentine.
The West Indies were divided between Germany and France. Gibraltar was
restored to Spain, Malta given to Italy, Cyprus to Turkey. The English
had to pay an enormous war indemnity. There was great discontent in England
because the entire British navy was held by the Germans as a guarantee
of payment. All England's Suez-Canal shares were confiscated and distributed
among the victorious powers. The Kimberley diamond mines were seized by
Germany and all English and American capital invested in Brazil and South
America was transferred to German hands. The Cable lines were taken by
Germany and all English and American colonists were ordered to leave South-
America within a year, never to be permitted to settle in any country on
that continent again." -
Thus England and America are humbled and the rule of the German
Nailed-Fist secured! Maps, circulated soon after this prophesy was made
public, illustrated the division of South America; the northern half and
Central America being portrayed thereon as German colonies.
Still another writer, predicting a war similar to the one mentioned
above finishes his prophesy by stating that
"after completely humbling England, the time had arrived for
Germany to settle with the United States, but upon German mobilization
United States yielded to all her demands without striking a blow! ("Die
Abrechnung mit England", Karl Eisenhart)
Though many of these "prophecies" vary in detail the reader is aware
of the one outstanding fact which pervades them all; that the deification
of Germanism cannot he accomplished without the fall and humiliation of
both England and the United States. This was declared to be a fact by Dr.
Paul Samassa, a German Professor who, in 1902, stated that Germany must
be prepared to combat the Britons and Americans; after defeating these
last of the free peoples, Germany could then rule the world in any way
In 1904 one observer, taking serious note of all such German
prophecies and desires wrote an envisioned analysis in which he forewarned
"the doctrine of Germanism may quite well become a national
ideal and kindle a very dangerous spirit. For Anglo-Saxondom the lesson
it teaches is obvious. Readiness is all. Let England and the United States
be prepared at all times successfully to meet the Teutonic onrush if ever
it should come." (Pan-Germanic Doctrine", Austin Harrison)
1. UNITED STATES
THE TASK OF SPREADING the heathenish cult of Germanism in foreign lands
was delegated to the General School Association, an organization maintained
by the Pan-German League. Beginning its Operations in 1881 that association,
existing today as the notorious German Ausland Organization (AO), was the
first to prepare the ground and develop and test the tactics which are
being used today by all German fifth-columnists.
Of all the countries in which he spread his evil doctrine, it
was only in the United States that the German had any doubts about the
successful retention and development of Germanism. So much so, in fact,
that Professor Hasse, in one of his speeches before the Reichstag declared
that the "grave of Germanism lies in America" and the spade which will
dig that grave is the Monroe-Doctrine. But not all exponents of Germanism,
however, felt so forlornly about their chances of successfully propagating
Germanism in this country, and they made many early attempts to organize
and strengthen their movements here.
In effect, the Germans did not achieve any notable success in
their work. The American of German origin or descent either had no interest
in preserving his German identity in contradistinction to his pride in
being labeled an "American" or else, because he had fled his native land
precisely on account of such malignant belief and persecutions, he retained
no desire or indignation to see those evils flourish in a land of freedom
which he had come to adopt as his own.
German fury, stirred to fever-pitch heights by the apoplectic
rantings of German leaders expressed itself against the United States many
times. The first of these crises occurred at the time of the Spanish-American
war when Germany tried to raise a coalition of nations to oppose our stand.
Next it was Germany's plan to effect a European Customs Union against the
United States, a step which was immediately followed by attempts first
to annex Samoa and then to break the force of the Monroe Doctrine by testing
it in Venezuela. All these attempts failed principally because of England's
refusal to act in collusion with Germany against an independent United
States, as well as England's firm acceptance and advocacy of the Monroe
Doctrine as a major and permanent policy of our country.
Chagrined at her failures to impress her will upon the United
States Germany decided to try new tactics. She adopted a policy of "taking
it easy"; a policy which she hated because it was one antagonistic to her
natural ideals of arrogance, brute force and aggression, and contrary to
the spirit of her war-soul. Such inherent hatred of Germany to adhere to
a sane course of international procedure which takes into account human
rights and decencies, was well summarized by one of her most able and popular
political writers, Dr. Paul Rohrbach who exclaimed:
"Does any one think that Germany likes saying nice things about
the United States, or that they are the outpourings of a loving heart?
She only says them because Germany must eradicate the suspicion, with which
Americans regard her policy." ("Deutschland unter den Weltvölkern")
Because of their common language and their humanistic philosophies
the German regarded both England and the United States as dire enemies
of his Super-state and, therefore, his main function as a trouble-maker
in the latter country expressed itself in attempts to drive a wedge between
it and England. Part of his hatred for England was directed toward it for
its "not feeling ashamed" to openly recognize the Monroe Doctrine. Again
and again reference to the Doctrine creeps up in connection with the origin
and development of Germanism in the United States.
In 1903 Johannes Volert declared that
"the Monroe Doctrine is indefensible. It is a direct impertinence,
and all the more so as America is lacking the means to enforce its application."("Alldeutsche
Blätter", January 17, 1903)
This perpetual Opposition of Germany to the Monroe Doctrine as well
as its continual defiance of it was best delineated in an article printed
at the beginning of this century by the Journal of Commerce in answer to
the German claim that the Monroe Doctrine was "an empty pretension." The
purport of that message is so fraught with vigor and truth, its every word
so fresh and alive and currently apropos, that it deserves quotation here
"The last German professor (Mommsen) to fall foul of the Monroe
Doctrine seems to show the usual Teutonic incapacity to understand what
it means. He assumes that this 'empty pretension' on the part of the United
States is to control the destiny of the South American nations, and to
keep Europeans out of them. He cannot see that the United States seeks
no predominance, but only objects to European predominance. The German
mind fails to see that our policy is to leave South American countries
independent, to develop on their own lines; and all we ask of Europe is
that it shall leave them independent, and not undertake to appropriate
their territory or suppress their sovereignty. The United States wishes
South America to do its own controlling."
Failing constantly in their attempts to drive a wedge between the
two English-speaking countries Germans were instructed by their headquarters
to try to create a force of their own with which to combat Americans. In
reviewing this angle of attack, Professor Hasse stated that the only way
in which he could envision a future for Germanism in the United States
was for the Germans to "so organize and educate the German element in that
country that political power will finally fall into its lap." And in order
to do so, the professor advises that "Germans must abandon all attempts
to take sides on democratic and republican matters, and form themselves
into a national political party." Another professor, Muensterberg, agreed
with Hasse by adding that the Germans should build a State within a State,
in the United States. Still another German writer added that the best way
for the Germans to form a political party of their own was to infect the
American, especially those of Irish extraction, with the German virus of
Anglophobia. The recommendation was also made that the Germans appoint
a confidential agent in Washington who might keep in touch with the (American)
government and influence it!
All these wild notions of Germanism produced a great deal of
agitation in this country but the German was not able to maintain that
any real progress had been made by his movement in the United States. It
is only since the rise of present Germany and its "exported agitators"
as well as hired spies and bribed sycophants that the nightmare of Germanism
has been forced through coercion and terror down the throats of a slight
handful of Americans of German descent.
2. SOUTH AMERICA
German designs in South America, particularly towards Brazil, as-well
as the underhanded methods they employed in trying to further her interests
there have never been kept entirely secret. Long before the advent of the
present German government, Germans had always covetously regarded South
America as a land which someday would belong to them. That to pursue such
a course might bring them face to face with the power of the United States
was an eventuality they foresaw and for which they prepared. They felt
no uncertainty as to their ultimate success against the United States;
in scores of books prominent German authors have time and again made the
forecast that the United States would, through fear, yield to the Germans
without striking a blow or else, would capitulate in a short war. In any
event the Germans were instructed to be prepared for that day, for that
day must come for the German.
Such warnings, persistently expressed by German writers, teachers,
and statesmen were fully clarified in the statement of Professor Schulze-Gaevernitz
to the effect that
"The more Germany is condemned To an attitude of passive resistance
towards the United States, the more emphatically must she defend her interests
in Central and South America. For this purpose we need a fleet capable
not only of coping with the miserable forces of the South American states,
but powerful enough To cause Americans to think twice before making any
attempt to apply the Monroe Doctrine in South America." ("Die Nation",
March 5, 1898)
German colonists to South America were encouraged to preserve their
nationality, their language, their German ways of life, and their interest
in their "mother country." Thus there came to exist, especially in Brazil,
states within states. The methods the Germans used in Brazil were those
applied in strict accordance with the principles expounded by Dr. Kapff
in his brochure on the "German Schools." In that work is found the cautionary
advice that "Germans in South Brazil had better become Brazilian citizens
as that is the quickest and surest way to obtain political power." Dr.
Kapff also forewarns his countrymen that
"the danger of Germanism in South America comes from North
America, and it is not only a question of commercial interest. Is Germany
to stand idly by if America sets about the task of Americanizing that continent?
Germany cannot; she must proclaim, urbi et orbi, that she is determined
to maintain her rights in South America. And Brazil holds out the most
buoyant hope for the German and the spread of Germanism."
Dr. Kapff's declaration were amplified by Professor Gustav Schmoller
who emphatically asserted that
"at all costs a German country must grow up in the twentieth
century in Brazil," ("Handel and Machtpolitik".) for in South America Germans
will found a new Germany, "which shall prove a blessing to the old country,
and stand as a model to the whole world!"
Dr. Paul Rohrbach's explanation of German intentions in Brazil were
even more arrogantly expressed. He stated that
"although the United States may possibly prevent the acquirement
of South American territory by Germany it cannot prevent the creation of
a state within a state, and that when the Germans have finally accomplished
that deed, they would rule the roost in Brazil and rule over the inferior
peoples of that country."
"But," he added,
"propaganda must be made in Germany to popularize the
idea, and every good German must assist in the work because a promising
future for Germany lies in her South American colonies, and to attain those
ends Germans must work quietly, jointly and firmly --underground."
Professor Wolf, coinciding with that view expressed his opinion that
"South America for the German, is the land of the future, for
that land holds greater promise for the Germans than Europe or Africa"
Hence we find that hand in hand with her march toward world-dominion
Germany has always deemed it her mission to establish, by force or by trickery,
great South American colonies As she does today, Germany has always laughed
at any actual resistance from the United States, consistently declaring
our country to be nothing more than, to use the words of a German, "a heterogeneous
melange of crass egoistic Jingoists having no pure racial blood to build
upon" and therefore a land and a people to be easily vanquished at any
time, by the great German supermen.
Germany tried often to suit her words with action. Prince Solms-Braunfels
made a real effort to found a German colony in Texas as an American outpost
of Germanism and, though be failed, the idea which prompted his action
always persisted in the German mind as a possibility fraught with great
promise of eventual fulfillment.
The Pan-German League heeded the advice of its leaders to labor
in partial silence in South America and so kept unusual secrecy about their
work an that continent. Little by little they sought to honeycomb those
parts of South America which seemed favorable to Germanism by establishing
branch leagues and to reticulate those regions with confidential agents
who carried on their work disguised as travelers, teachers or diplomatic
agents. From time to time they reported their progress to the Central association
in Germany. The startling disclosure was only recently made that the German
consulates too, had given their aid, serving as hypodermics through which
the malignant bacilli of Germanism was being syringed into the blood stream
of the South American peoples.
In his work on Chile, Dr. Unfold advised German settlers in South
America "to send their children to Germany to be educated in a fitting
German spirit" and that then they should be sent back to propagate and
disseminate the animus of the German war-soul.
"The time will assuredly come," he encouraged, "when Germany,
during the confusion caused by some international conflagration, will have
the opportunity to acquire colonial territory in South America." ("Das
Deutschtum in Chile", 1899)
Records and facts, whose truths are every minute being sustained
by current events, make it obvious that German policies in South America,
her aims and methods too, have all been, for a long time, clearly, persistently
and publicly pronounced by their leaders. To the German his aims in South
America are merely some additional "must items" on a long list of German-planned
depredations against humanity and civilization.
Here, quoted ad verbatim, are the words of one observer of German
ambitions in South America who, writing his analysis almost two score years
"Whether Germany's aim in South America is obtainable without
friction is something which the future alone can decide. The future of
South America must depend largely upon the Monroe Doctrine and the navy
which is behind it. There will come a time, not so remote in the future,
when the economic penetration of Brazil and other South American states
by the Germans may lead to political supremacy which, if questioned, must
be abandoned or contended for. Conceivably, the issue may be a fighting
one. Though Germans rave against the Monroe Doctrine as an empty pretension,
that doctrine nevertheless is destined to bar Germany's way. Already there
are unmistakable signs that Americans have become cognizant of such German
aims and ambitions in South America. On the creation of a great American
fleet, as on the solidarity of England and the United States, the fate
of South America depends. If America is to cry 'Hands off!' they must have
the power to support the words."
True Germanism, being as it is a purely primitive paganism with
some modern "refinements" finds that it can express itself best by committing
barbaric and bestial acts of violence against civilized peoples.
Thus, if Germanism were ever to prevail upon this earth we can
be sure that every step would be taken - though few indeed are these steps
which the Germans have not already taken! - to reawaken every dormant animal
instinct and vicious trait in man.
Thus it has been a chief aim of the German to eradicate each
and every one of the three principal religions from this earth However,
the German was practical enough to realize that he could not successfully
combat all the religions at one time with any hope of emerging supreme.
But since their extinction was absolutely necessary to the propagation
of the German dogma of hate and destruction, the Germans conceived their
now infamous and ofttried trick of pitting first the believers in one religion
against those of another until, at a single coup, they could deliver the
final knock-out blow against the single remaining adversary. It was in
Austria that they first tested the efficiency of their scheme, a test which,
at that time, actually constituted organized high treason against that
country. Germanism had its birth in Austria as an organized movement founded
and headed by an Austrian statesman, one Schoenerer, in 1878. Its activity
was rather limited in scope until 1898 when Schoenerer joined with Hasse;
from that time on the Pan-German League in Berlin became the head of the
movement in Austria, and it proceeded at once to establish permanent bases
of operation in that country.
First a plan of attack was decided upon. Hasse and Schoenerer
agreed that if Germany was ever to rule over Austria the latter country
must first be forced to break with Rome (Roman Catholicism). In order to
achieve this objective the leaders decided upon a roundabout course of
action. They therefore first created an artificially stimulated pseudo-religious
revivalist movement having anti-Semitism as its primary and immediate purpose.
The German Hasse found some renegade, so-called Catholics (though
such men were no more Catholics in spirit than those men of any religion
who, hiding behind a pulpit of a church, rail against God and preach hatred
and intolerance) members of the leading Catholic Party, who agreed to act
as leaders of such a movement. It was not long thereafter that a frightful
wave of anti-Semitic persecution began to sweep over Austria, continuing
unabated in intensity, until Schoenerer and Hasse felt that a sufficiently
high degree of agitation and terrorism had been reached. Thereupon they
turned their efforts against the Catholic Party and in turn, started a
rabid anti-Catholic, "free from-Rome" movement of their own, Schoenerer
declaring that "the chains which tie us to a Church hostile to Germanism
must be broken." The "No Popery" and anti-Catholic agitation was stimulated
by Hasse and Schoenerer through their introduction into Austria of numerous
pseudo-evangelical, free-booter German clergymen who were liberally paid,
with money and liquor, to rail against the Catholics.
Though the complete success of this plan was not achieved, it
did have a salutary effect; that of establishing and proving that audacity
and ruthless aggressiveness of the German.
Notwithstanding the fierce resistance which met them and their
ideas in Bohemia, the Germans were able to organize various ancillary associations
of their League, as well as to maintain their own press in that country.
They were further aided in their work by the importation of German clergymen,
agitators and school-masters all of whom played leading roles in the struggle
to spread Germanism throughout that brave land of free thought.
The vile work of the Germans was not easy; they were met with a bold
and determined resistance. The Czechs fought the demented Germans with
that fierce and patriotic intensity characteristic of their old hero, Hus,
whose famous motto, "Nothing German!" became their rallying call and slogan.
In fact so strong was the Czech resistance to Germanism that by 1900 leading
Germans were ready to declare that the fate of their movement lay in Bohemia,
and depended on the outcome of their struggle in that country.
Besides attempting to spread their doctrines, the Germans did
everything possible to interfere with the establishment of the Czech language
It is to the redounding credit of Czecho-Slovakia, that even
before it had became a nation it had already fought alone against German
dominion; left to its own devices, it would never have suffered surrender.
A decade before the last world war it was noted as a fact that
the one State which Germany dreaded was Russia; the two States which she
would have liked to see at odds with each other were Britain and the United
States, and the one state she would really have liked to absorb was Holland,
a free and democratic country which hated Germanism and all its narrow
spiritual and political principles. Nevertheless, the German pursued his
work in that country with that fanatic stubbornness so imbedded in his
In 1898 a General Dutch League was formed in Holland primarily
for the purpose of spreading the Dutch language in South Africa. Not meeting
success they appealed to the Pan-German League for aid and found themselves,
shortly thereafter, to be entirely supported by that German organization.
With their aptitude for "protecting" and "adopting" countries, the members
of the League early regarded Holland as an essential and integral part
of Germany and declared that if they were not able to secure Holland by
"peaceful persuasion," they must do so by force.
In 1901 a German writer stated that in case of war "Germany could
not be expected to regard the Dutch ports as neutral and refrain from making
use of them." ("Grenzboten" - July 25, 1901)
Writing in the "Deutsche Zeitschrift" in 1901, Kurt von Strautz
declared that "It is impossible that outposts of Germanism like the Netherlands,
Belgium, Switzerland, and Austria remain permanently outside the boundaries
At the same time another German asserted that Germany would do well
to secure possession of the Dutch colonies so as to acquire naval bases
and additional overseas trade routes, while another suggested that the
Dutch colonies were threatened by England, the United States and Japan,
and therefore must be "protected" by Germany!
Though the League did manage to succeed in stirring up a great
deal of mischief and agitation in Holland, Germanism was unable to achieve
any marked success in that land so noted for its great intellectual freedom,
a freedom which did not exist even among the highest class of Germans who,
at the time, were labeling the Dutch, "Low Germans." ("Das Deutschtum in
den Vereinigten Staaten", Dr. Julius Goebel, 1904)
The Dutch wished to remain Dutch. They felt too strong and independent
in their own freedom to need or desire the gangsterlike protection of the
brutish, uncivilized German.
Belgium has never been considered as anything but a negligible
factor in German plans for world-dominion. The German felt that because
of its size Belgium could easily, and at any time, be forced to bow to
the German will. However, he did not neglect Belgium entirely and, as a
matter of fact, he even adopted somewhat different tactics from those which
be employed in other lands.
Instead of trying his utmost to sponsor the use of the German
language in Belgium, the German believed that his success in that country
would depend upon his ability to popularize Flemish language in contradistinction
to French. By thus creating a sense of Flemish nationality. In Belgium
the German hoped to prevent the spread of French influence and so drive
a wedge between France and Belgium.
However, the German was regarded with great suspicion by the
Belgian populace and therefore he was forced to carry on most of his work
through underground channels. He failed to make much headway. But this
failure did not dim his hopes for future realization. In fact he was so
certain that the seeds being planted would some day result in fruition
that, back in 1901 he had already, with habitual high-and-mighty German
arrogance, renamed Belgium German "West Mark."
As with Belgium, the German felt his task in Denmark to be an
easy one that he did not even bother to use any "finesse" in his attempts
to saturate the Danish people with his Germanism, and so, instead of trying
to at least render the idea "palatable" to the Danes, he aimed at ramming
it down their throats.
Nothing came of such attempts. The Danes might be invaded by
German arms; they would never fall victim to what the German calls "Ideals."
For the Danes are an independent, civilized people with no inclination
to be dragged back a thousand years to savage barbarism.
The work of the German League in Switzerland was impeded by its
own tactless and stupid blunders. The propagators of Germanism, past and
present, have always failed in estimating the local or national patriotism
of any peoples by completely undervaluing it.
When, therefore, the German early and loudly proclaimed that
Switzerland was merely an annex of Germany; that it had no culture and
could maintain no freedom of its own, he was met with the intensest antagonism
on the part of the majority of Swiss.
The Swiss have always burned with the desire to remain forever
free, neutral and independent and everywhere the German was met with the
firm declaration that
"We Swiss are no Germans!"
And what more vivid testimony to that fact can be offered than the
moral to be gleaned from the story of William Tell, an admitted German
Classic written by a German author
Of all countries in continental Europe, the German has always
been the least liked in Norway and Sweden, and it thought from time to
time pro-German voices were raised, the German League enjoyed little success
Instead of Germans it was Norwegians and Swedes of a "German
character" who paid allegiance to the German ideal and in tracing the work
of such traitors it is not to be wondered at, now, that the Germans were
able to find a Quisling in Norway.
Professor Samassa, stating that the future struggle for existence
would be between Germans on the one side and Britons and Americans on the
other remarked that "Sweden will converge towards Germany the more Germany
grows in power, and it is therefore a German interest to preserve the independence
of Sweden. In such a way this outland will eventually be absorbed by Germany."
("Die Alldeutsche Bewegung and die Niederlande", Fritz Bley, 1897)
"Blessed are the War Makers"
The German Soul
"Ye Have Heard how in old times it was said, Blessed are the
meek, for they shall inherit the earth; but I say unto you, Blessed are
the valiant, for they shall make the earth their throne.
Thus out of the Bible of Germanism cometh the German Sermon of the
Mount, as interpreted by Friedrich Nietzsche, prophet of the Superior Soul,
by whose Apostolic sword millions of people in the past year have been
cut down, bleeding to earth.
"And ye have heard man say, Blessed are the poor in spirit; but
I say unto you, Blessed are the great in soul and the free in spirit, for
they shall enter into Valhalla. And ye have heard men say, Blessed are
the peacemaker; but I say unto you, Blessed are the warmakers, for they
shall be called, if not the children of Jahve, the children of Odin, who
is greater than Jahve."
But the world even then was blind. It looked on saber-rattling
Prussianism not as a continuance of the German war-soul developed throughout
the ages, but simply as a transient period of political history. For had
not the spirit of Christ, in the image of Love and Brotherhood, walked
the earth for nineteen centuries, softening men's hearts and tempting men's
souls? Could civilized man fall heir to such a spirit and not pay heed?
In Germany great cathedrals housed the Cross, but though others did not,
German thinkers knew they housed but a great emptiness of soul. For they
well knew that the German gods of pagan days were not dead; that they but
slept; that even in their slumber they were still charged with a fire inflaming
the barbaric instincts of those people.
Heinrich Heine, in 1834 had this to say of Christ in Germany:
"Christianity - and this is its fairest merit - subdued
to a certain extend the brutal warrior ardor of the Germans, but it could
not entirely quench it; and when the Cross, that restraining talisman,
falls to pieces, then will break forth again the ferocity of the old combatants,
the frantic Berserker rage whereof Northern poet have said and sung so
much. The talisman has become rotten, and the day will come when it will
pitifully crumble to dust. The old stone gods will then arise from the
forgotten ruins, and wipe from their eyes the dust of centuries, and Thor
with his giant hammer will arise again, and he will shatter the Gothic
cathedrals . . when ye hear the tramping of feet and the clashing of arms,
ye neighbors children, be on your guard . . . it might fair ill with you
German intellect, German culture, German emotion, industry, economics,
politics, in fact all things German, are each but a tiny rivulet feeding
with its water the mighty rushing stream which is the German war-soul.
The war-soul itself is thus become a mighty torrent against which no dike
can be built sufficiently high or sufficiently strong to stem the onrush.
Our problem then is not the course-altering or damming up of any of the
rivulets but in contending with and in subduing that power which they have
produced, the power of the German war-soul.
Smile not at the fantasy outburst of revolution that has taken
place in the region of intellect. The thought precedes the deed as the
lightning with thunder. German thunder is of true German character: it
is not very nimble, but rumbles along somewhat slowly. But come it will,
and when ye hear in the world's history, then know at last the German thunderbolt
has fallen. At this commotion the eagles will drop dead from the skies
and the lions in the farthest wastes of Africa will bite their tails and
creep into their royal lairs. There will be played in Germany a drama compared
to which the French revolution will seem but an innocent idyll. At present
everything is quiet; and though here and there some few men create a little
stir, do not imagine these are to be the real actors in the piece. They
are only little curs chasing one another round the arena . . . till the
appointed hour when the troop of gladiators appear to fight for life and
death. And the hour will come."
Let us hold in abeyance for a moment the question of the all
too obvious sufferings which the German war-soul has inflicted upon the
world, and examine it objectively from the standpoint of its justification
as regards world benefits,. In short, is the war-soul of Germany and its
spread of Germanism worth more to civilization than its cost in human life
and freedom? Will the world derive more from its perpetuation than from
The answer requires no guesswork on our part. Once again Nietzsche in
his role of spiritual Baedeker of Germanism leaves no vestige of doubt
concerning German blessings. Following are random excerpts from his Ecce
"Where Germany spreads she corrupts culture . . .
There is nothing to add to these words. The myth of German intellect
and culture explodes under the hand of their outstanding cultural product.
German-proclaimed culture is not worth its, or any, cost.
"Every great crime against culture committed during the last
four hundred years lies on the German conscience
"The Germans incurred the responsibility for everything that
exists today - the sickliness and stupidity that opposes culture, the neurosis
called Nationalism, from which Europe suffers . . . The Germans have robbed
Europe itself of meaning and intelligence and have led it into a blind
alley. In the history of knowledge Germans are represented only by doubtful
names, they have produced only 'unconscious swindlers'. 'German intellect'
is bad air, a psychological uncleanliness that has now become instinctive
- an uncleanliness which in every word and gesture betrays the German.
And if a man is not clean how can he be deep? You can never fathom their
(the German) depths, they have none; and that ends it . . . The German
soul is small and base."
However, is there yet some fine point about the Germans Chat
we do not understand? Over a generation ago, the late American historian,
Charles Francis Adams, disturbed by this very question, undertook to examine
"Suspecting in my own case (that I did not think like
a German) I have of late confined my reading on this topic almost exclusively
To German sources. I have been taking a course on Nietzsche and Treitschke,
as also in the German 'Denkschrift,' illumined by excerpts from the German
papers in this country and the official utterances of Chancellor von Bethmann-Hollweg.
The result has been most disastrous. It has utterly destroyed my capacity
for judicial consideration. I can only say that if what I find in Chose
sources is a capacity To think Germanically, I would rather cease thinking
at all. It is the absolute negation of everything which in the past tended
To the elevation of mankind, and the installation in place thereof of a
system of thorough dishonesty, emphasized by brutal stupidity. There is
a low cunning about it, too, which is to me in the last degree repulsive."
Germanism was born ages ago, its growth has been proceeding for
centuries, and it has now reached an advanced stage of flowering. Hitler
is but a bud indicative of what kind of "flower" when it comes to full
bloom, the world may expect to see!
Because she made no effort thousands of years ago, to become
civilized as did her neighbors, Germany today is an outsider among all
civilized nations. The processes which it has taken other nations thousands
of years to absorb, cannot be suddenly absorbed by Germany overnight. Consequently,
the continued existence of Germany among them becomes increasingly inimical
to the best interests of civilized nations.
The deliberate and perverse distortions of what should have been
a sane and normal course of development - as in other nations - now gives
to Germany and her people a capacity unexcelled by any other peoples on
earth, for fostering and propagating every indecent and inhuman precept
of life. And as she seeks to distribute her own poisonous brew she has
herself become so intoxicated by its ingredients that she can no longer
escape the ever-constant desire, the urgent compulsion and the burning
lust which it incites in her to extinguish any and all signs of good which
she sees developed or practiced in other lands. Thus in self-justification
Germany would excuse her own unnatural and perverse life by polluting others
with her malignant infection. Germany is now well beyond all saving. The
world had best look to its own preservation and welfare, lest some of those
German poisons run through her system also and come to destroy it!
With each succeeding world war while she plans, plots and starts
Germany comes ever closer and closer to her goal of world-dominion. At
the present time Hitler, who has merely striven to remedy mistakes which
previous German leaders made in attempts at world-subjection, may bring
the German people very close to realizing their goal. And Hitler is not
the last of the Fuehrers!
How much misery, suffering, death and destruction are needed
before it becomes apparent to the world that any compromise with Germanism
will, of itself, be a certain guarantee that soon thereafter, Germany must
again embark upon her unholy crusade to dominate it. How many more chances
will be vouchsafed it to beat back Germany? Suppose there comes a time
when Germany can not be halted? Dare we risk waiting? One never knows the
exact hour one is scheduled to die; can we, with any more certitude and
assurance tell which opportunities shall be our last? It may well be that
this is our last chance. Suppose we pass it by; look ahead. Next time,
the so-called elder generation of Germany will be the Hitler-trained youth
of today, and this elder generation, now mothers and fathers, will already
have instilled and encouraged their children with the idea of world-dominion.
Thus the next Fuehrer may come to lead a nation of born fanatics! As a
consequence of this there may come to be welded a machine so gigantic in
proportions, so overwhelming in destructive power, that it may well overcome
every possible obstacle in its path. For assuredly the German youth of
the next generation - today schooled in Fuehrer schools - will find a leader,
as past generations of German youth have always found a leader, to incarnate
and personify the body and soul of that nation and dominate its collective
A leader who will feed that German body and soul the only food
upon which it can subsist: War!
A Middle Road?
With Germanism shown to be the very soul of conquest and world-dominion,
may we not then post this question: Is it possible for the world, in any
manner, to find some compromise that will allow both it and Germany to
exist side by side in peace and justice? In concrete terms, were peace
declared tomorrow to Germany's apparent satisfaction, could
this nation born and bred on blood, be expected to be appeased for more
than the immediate future?
We should like to hope so; hat the history of that nation cuts
the hope out of our heart.
The majority of people claim that Hitler alone stands between
war and peace. But is it Hitler alone who smashed Austria, Czecho-Slovakia,
Holland, Poland, Norway, Belgium and France and the Balkan countries? Is
it Hitler alone who tortures and oppresses these people?
But for argument's sake, let us assume that Hitler is no more
and the world is seeking a just basis for peace with Germany. We quickly
discover that the Germany of our dreams is not the Germany of dread reality.
For, in the first place, there is no longer living in Germany
that so-called "older generation" with whom reasonable talk might be made.
This woeful handful is gone and forgotten and in its stead stands that
brown-shirted legion singing that glorious Horst- Wessel paean: Today Europe,
tomorrow all the World! Enlightened reason with perverted chanters of a
world-dirge composed by a drunkard, written in a brothel and dedicated
to a pimp?
What then of a democratic Germany?
Democracy for a nation that has destroyed a mighty people of
some thirty million Poles with the epithet "such a servant race has no
existence"? Democracy for a people who believe only in superiority, not
Well then, break Germany up into small autonomous states?
That Pan-Germanism which has received blind allegiance in Berlin
of every German irrespective of his remoteness or his nationality could
not overnight endure such an arbitrary and weak barrier to its dreams.
Let us carve up the world and give Germany a share which the
world and she will agree is her just due?
Germany already has given us her answer:
"Germany does not want a share of anything. She wants, she demands,
all or nothing"
Re-educate the younger generation?
Even were such a vast program put into operation it is highly
doubtful whether it would be worth the effort; or achieve its objective.
The soul is a greater and infinitely more powerful force than the brain.
And the martial characteristics of the German are linked indelibly with
his spirit and have become an integral part of his soul. Some day that
war-soul would again come to dominate his brain
A final solution:
And, fortunately, as we are now come to see, that is no longer impossible
Let Germany be policed forever by an international armed force?
Even if such a huge undertaking were feasible life itself would not
have it so. As war begets war, suppression begets rebellion. Undreamed
horrors would unfold.
Thus we find that there is no middle course; no act of mediation, no
compromise to be compounded, no political or economic sharing to be considered.
There is, in fine, no other solution except one:
That Germany must perish forever
from this earth!
Death to Germany
When An Individual commits premeditated murder, he must be prepared to
forfeit his own life in consequence. When a nation commits premeditated
murder upon its fellow nations, it must be prepared to forfeit its own
On that point the laws of man and God are explicit:
"An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, and a life for a life."
But what is the law of man or God to Germany? Nothing.
She recognizes only German law; so be it.
It must then be German law, if such a law there be, which decrees
her penalty - the penalty of death. And there is such a German law which
decrees that death to her.
"As in all human affairs, there must also be in every system
of punishment a last limit, a ne plus ultra that no punishment can
overstep. Thus even from the point of view of pure theory the necessity
of the death-penalty is postulated; it is, as the ultimate punishment on
earth, the indispensable keystone of every ordered system of criminal law.
No apparent reasons which are alleged against it can withstand any serious
criticism. The State, which has the right to sacrifice for its own protection
the flower of its youth, is to feel so nice a regard for the life of a
murderer? We must rather allow to the State the right to make away with
men who are undoubtedly injurious to the common weal. That the powers that
be must bear the sword is an expression which runs deep in the blood of
the honest man; if this truth is to be banished out of the world, great
wrong is done to the simple moral feeling of the people. The ultimate problems
of the moral life are to be solved in the domain of the practical, not
of the theoretical, reason. The conscience of every earnest man demands
that blood be atoned by blood, and the common man must simply grow doubtful
of the existence of justice on earth, if this last and highest punishment
is not inflicted. The State makes itself ridiculous and contemptible if
it cannot finally dispose of a criminal. There must be a limit for mercy
and indulgence, as for the law, a last limit at which the State says: 'This
is the end, It must be no longer possible here.' It must be possible to
inflict at last a punishment beyond which there is nothing, and that is
the punishment of death." (Heinrich von Treitschke.)
Let German Will be done!
* * * * *
There remains now but to determine the best way, the most practical
and expeditious manner in which the ultimate penalty must be levied upon
the German nation. Quite naturally, massacre and wholesale execution must
be ruled out. In addition to being impractical when applied to a population
of some seventy million, such methods are inconsistent with the moral obligations
and ethical practices of civilization. There remains then but one mode
of ridding the world forever of Germanism - and that is to stem the source
from which issue those warlusted souls, by preventing the people of Germany
from ever again reproducing their kind. This modern method, known to science
as Eugenic Sterilization, is at once practical, humane and thorough. Sterilization
has become a byword of science as the best means of ridding the human race
of its misfits, the degenerate, the insane, the hereditary criminal.
Sterilization is not to he confused with castration. It is a
safe and simple operation, quite harmless and painless, neither mutilating
nor unsexing the patient. Its effects -are most often less distressing
than vaccination and no more serious than a tooth extraction. Too, the
operation is extremely rapid requiring no more than ten minutes to complete.
The patient may resume his work immediately afterwards. Even in the case
of the female the Operation, though taking longer to perform, is as safe
and simple. Performed thousands of times, no records indicate cases of
complications or death. When one realizes that such health measures as
vaccination and serum treatments are considered as direct benefit to the
community, certainly sterilization of the German People cannot but be considered
a great health measure promoted by humanity to immunize itself forever
against the Virus of Germanism.
The population of Germany, excluding conquered and annexed territories,
is about 70,000,000, almost equally divided between male and female. To
achieve the purpose of German extinction it would be necessary to only
sterilize some 48,000,000 --a figure which excludes, because of their limited
power to procreate, males over 60 years of age, and females over 45.
Concerning the males subject to sterilization the army groups,
as organized units, would be the easiest and quickest to deal with. Taking
20,000 surgeons as an arbitrary number and on the assumption that each
will perform a minimum of 25 operations daily, it would take no more than
one month, at the maximum, to complete their sterilization. Naturally the
more doctors available, and many more than the 20,000 we mention would
be available considering all the nations to be drawn upon, the less time
would be required. The balance of the male civilian population of Germany
could be treated within three month. Inasmuch as sterilization of women
need somewhat more time, it may be computed, that the entire female population
of Germany could be sterilized within a period of three years or less.
Complete sterilization of both sexes, and not only one, is to be considered
necessary in view of the present German doctrine that so much as one drop
of true German blood constitutes a German.
Of course, after complete sterilization there will cease to be
a birth rate in Germany. At the normal death rate of 2% per annum, German
life will diminish at the rate of 1,500,000 yearly. Accordingly in the
span of two generations that which cost millions of lives and centuries
of useless effort, namely, the elimination of Germanism and its carriers,
will have been an accomplished fact. By virtue of its loss of self-perpetuation
Germany Will will have atrophied and German power reduced to negligible
Reviewing the foregoing case of sterilization we find that several
factors resulting from it firmly establish its advocacy.
Firstly, no physical pain will be imposed upon the inhabitants
of Germany through its application, a decidedly more humane treatment than
they will have deserved. As a matter of fact it is not inconceivable that
after Germany s defeat, the long-suffering peoples of Europe may demand
a far less humane revenge than that of mere sterilization.
Secondly, execution of the plan would in no way disorganize the
present population nor would it cause any sudden mass upheavals and dislocations
The consequent gradual disappearance of the Germans from Europe will leave
no more negative effect upon that continent than did the gradual disappearance
of Indians upon this.
Here again, a German attests to this point, Spengler's famous:
"A nation or an individual may die and leave no gap!"
* * * * *
A detailed program of the manner in which the outraged victims of Germanic
onslaught might make certain that Germany leave no gap might be put hypothetically:
Germany has lost its war. She sues for peace. The imperative demands
of the victor people that Germany must perish forever makes it obligatory
for the leaders to select mass sterilization of the Germans as the best
means of wiping them out permanently The proceed to:
Thus, into an oblivion "which she would have visited upon the world,
Immediately and completely disarm the German army and have all armaments
removed from German territory.
Place all German utility and heavy industrial plants under heavy guard,
and replace German workers by those of Allied nationality.
Segregate the German army into groups, concentrate them in severely restricted
areas, and summarily sterilize them.
Organize the civilian population, both male and female, within territorial
sectors, and effect their sterilization.
Divide the German army (after its sterilization has been completed) into
labor battalions, and locate their services toward the rebuilding of those
cities which they ruined.
Partition Germany and apportion its lands. The accompanying map gives some
idea of possible land adjustments which might be made in connection with
Restrict all German civilian travel beyond established borders until all
sterilization has been completed.
Compel the German population of the apportioned territories to learn the
language of its area, and within one year to cease the publication of all
books, newspapers and notices in the German language, as well as to restrict
German-language broadcasts and discontinue the maintenance of German-language
Make one exception to an otherwise severely strict enforcement of total
sterilization, by exempting from such treatment only Germans whose relatives,
being citizens of various victor nations, assume financial responsibility
for their emigration and maintenance and moral responsibility for their
Lest We Forget . . ."
perhaps in the Future . . .
United States has entered the war. The struggle is long and bitter but
at last the Allies forge ahead. Their armies surround Germany.
Germany realizes that she has lost again. She does not want invasion.
She fears the vengeance long overdue her. So she sues for peace. Comes
And immediately thereafter, as once before, Germany finds that
the words "Humanity" - which she has debased; "Justice"- which she has
distorted; and "God" whom she has profaned, have an irresistible sales
appeal to Allied Statesmen.
Germany puts her propaganda machine to work. Soon men in the
victor nations are urging:
"Peace with Honor !" - "Justice without Rancor!" -"God and
and all those other weak, sticky phrases which befuddle the weary minds
and exhausted emotions of the long-suffering people of the war-decimated
Forgotten in the sudden lush of a peace that is no peace, are
all the brave sons who were sacrificed to the monster Germany: forgotten
is the plight of the countries whose resources were drained, and whose
energies were sapped in stemming the Teutonic onslaught. Forgotten, too,
is the duty owed to generations yet to be born. Forgotten, as in 1918,
is the day of the coming of the German leader
Yes: all forgotten because the Allies cannot resist such an appeal.
And so, even though a hundred years and a hundred instances have shown
the hypocrisy of a German promise, the Allies fall once again its victim.
They forget that the struggle they waged was not a sports contest:
that their adversary was a beast, not a human being! And so, filled to
overflowing with the infectious germ of sentiment, they stretch out their
hand to their fallen opponent and help him arise.
They pat him on the back with a hearty "No hard feelings, old man!"
and, happy that the war is now over and done with, return to their homes.
Believing, sincerely, that German war will not come again.
Believing that somehow, in some inexplicable manner, Germany has accepted
A decade passes. A decade of hard work and many sacrifices.
A decade of much sweat and little pleasure.
But die democratic peoples do not mind. They are building a better world
for their children.
So they think.
* * * * *
Meanwhile Germany grows strong and robust. Her army is larger and more
powerful than ever before; she has developed new weapons whose frightfulness
surpasses all imagination. She had found a new leader. And her war-souled
people are bent once again upon conquering the world.
Once more the earth trembles beneath the march of die German boot.
Like a cobra Germany is poised:
The people of the civilized nations are stunned.
They exclaim, "But this cannot be again!"
But it is.
And this time it is Too Late!
For Germany wins. She is mistress of the world.
. . . and so a thousand years of peace was sold to the Devil for a moments
respite! And only because men tried to placate the body, instead of expunging
forever the bestial war-soul of the German!
The sun now shivers as it rises upon the Dark world. For slaves
to the German are children once free. Civilization is no more. Perversity
is raged rampant. Even the moon shudders as it wanes in a frightening chill.
This is it, finally, "Deutschland über Alles."
Shall it be so?
Our choice lies still before us:
False sentiment or courageous decision -
Which shall it be?
The Great Enigma: Bourdon.
Senator Ernest Lundeen: "Six Men and War" -- July 11, 1940.
Thus Spake Zarathusra: Friedrich Nietzsche.
Die Politik: Heinrich von Treitschke.
Geschichte des Untergangs der Antiken Welt: O. Seeck.
Deutsche Geschichte: Lamprecht.
Unsere Muttersprache: Prof. D. Weise.
Alldeutsche Blätter: 1894.
Same as number 4.
Pan-German League: Wertheimer.
Das Deutschtum in Chile: Munich, 1899.
Zwecke and Ziele des alldeutschen Verbandes: Adolf Lehr.
Geschichte des alldeutchen Verbandes: Otto Bouhard.
Grossdeutschland und Mitteleuropa um das Jahr 1950.
Germania Triumpahns: von einem Grossdeutschen, Berlin, 1895.
Die Abrechnung mit En gland: Karl Eisenhart.
Pan-Germanic Doctrine: Austin Harrison.
Deutschland unter den Weltvölkern: Dr. Paul Rohrbach.
Alldeutsche Blätter, January 17, 1903.
Das Deutschtum in den Vereinigten Staaten: Dr. Julius Goebel, 1904.
Die Nation, March 5, 1898.
Handels und Machtpolitik.
Ein kritische Stunde in der Entwicklungsgeschichte unseres Volkes: Henry
"Das Deutschtum im Auslande": article, Dr. Alfred Funke, April 1903.
Grenzboten -- July 25, 1901.
Die alldeutsche Begregung und die Niederland: Fritz Bley, 1897.