THE IDIOTIC MYTH OF 'DEUTSCHLAND UBER ALLES'
There are few American intellectuals and journalists that your humble TomatoBubble host here is impressed with. Former Reagan Treasury official and Deputy Editor at the Wall Street Journal, Paul Craig Roberts, is one of those few. Putting aside his occasional bizarre rants about White "racism"; just for his honest, courageous and unwavering declaration that 9/11 was an inside-job with Israeli involvement, Roberts is entitled to a well-deserved hat-tip from all truth-seekers.
But alas, even fine-tuned clocks can skip a second every now and then; and when they do, your eagle-eyed reporter here is compelled, with all love and admiration, to take even his truther brethren to the woodshed for an affectionate ass-whoopin'.
Dr. Roberts. This is going to hurt me more than it does you.
In a recent piece rightly denouncing America's aggressive foreign policy, Roberts commits a double-error when making a comparison to "the Nazis". Here:
"Just as the Nazis proclaimed 'Deutschland uber alles,' neoconservatives proclaim 'America uber alles.' "
Face - Palm - Deep sigh.
Putting aside the fact that Roberts, like so many other truthers, is still evidently clueless as to who the real culprits behind World War II actually were; he should know by now that the term "Nazi" was always one of derogatory Western-Jewish propaganda. The National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP) never referred to themselves as "Nazis". Nonetheless, if one wishes to refer to them as "Nazis" out of disrespect, it's his prerogative.
But the error which is totally baseless, and cannot be allowed to stand, is this rubbish about "Deutschland uber alles" - (Germany above all things). First of all, the big bad "Nazis" never "proclaimed Deutschland uber alles". That well-recognized term - often mistranslated to "Germany above all others" and erroneously believed to be the title of the song in question - is actually only the opening line of the "Deutschlandlied" (Song of Germany). The song, which later became Germany's National Anthem, was penned in 1841 by August Heinrich Hoffmann - nearly a half-century before Hitler was even born, and three decades before the German state (Reich) was consolidated. Far from preaching "supremacy", the "Deutschlandlied" only represented the hopes for the eventual unification of the 30 or so German states, nothing more!
The big bad baby Hitler hadn't even born yet when the lyric "Deutschland uber alles" was coined. In fact, Hitler's mom, Klara hadn't been born either!
Additionally, the phrase "Deutschland uber alles" - (Germany above all things), is always, and I mean always, presented out-of-context, as if to suggest that the Germans were boasting of their superiority to all other peoples. The following line of the song clarifies and confirms that the anthem, far from being a song about conquest, was actually about the unified defense of the small German states which, historically, have been relentlessly attacked by Romans, Huns, Mongols and, most relevant to the song, the French. Here is the full translation of the harmless and beautiful song of national defense and brotherhood:
1. Germany, Germany above all * (Deutschland uber alles)
Above everything in the world * (in terms of love for Germany)
When, always, for protection and defense
Brothers stand together.
From the Maas to the Memel
From the Etsch to the Belt,
Germany, Germany above all
Above all in the world.
2. German women, German fidelity,
German wine and German song,
Shall retain, throughout the world,
Their old respected fame,
To inspire us to noble deeds
For the length of our lives.
German women, German fidelity,
German wine and German song.
3. Unity and right and freedom
For the German Fatherland;
Let us all strive to this goal
Brotherly, with heart and hand.
Unity and rights and freedom
Are the pledge of fortune grand.
Prosper in this fortune's glory,
Prosper German fatherland.
These lyrics transcend ideology and political systems. Indeed, it was the ultra-liberal, western puppet, Jewish-owned Wiemar Republic, not "the Nazis", who declared the Deutschlandlied the National Anthem in 1922! But that won't stop the Marxist-Jewish propagandists from continuing to dupe good men like Paul Craig Roberts with never-ending disinformation about "the Nazis" and the phrase "Deutschland uber alles."
Dr. Roberts -- you of all people - a southerner who has written so passionately and eloquently about the "War of Northern Aggression" which the DC-New York Axis waged upon the Confederacy - ought to have figured out by now that the very same elements which have vilified the South, both in the pages of their history books and in bigoted TV Shows such as "The Beverly Hillbillies", are part of the very same crowd that invented the myth of the big bad conquering "Nazis" and "Duetschland uber alles. As it was with Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee; so too it was with Adolf Hitler. Germany, like the South, only wished to be left alone (Though there were indeed some Rothschild agents operating at the highest levels of the Confederacy).
And now you know the rest of the story, the real story, about a single, out-of-context lyric "Deutschland uber alles." Boy oh boy was Solzhenitsyn ever right when he warned:
"Hastiness and superficiality are the psychic diseases of the 20th century, and more than anywhere else this disease is reflected in the press."
Dr. Roberts. The next time you want to borrow a quote from a third party, be sure to first check the original source and read the surrounding context. Now; pull your pants back up and give your brother Mike a hug.
"Danke for clearing that up for your readers, Herr King and Frau Sugar."
"Our pleasure, Chief!"
Exposing the â€œNaziâ€ Epithet â€“ Who started it, why, how, and who benefits. See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/Exposing-the-Nazi-Epithet-Who-started-it-why-how-and-who-benefits.shtml
Exposing the â€˜Naziâ€™ Epithet Part 2 â€“ Anti-Hitlerism: The Rise of Pure BS and Hatred. See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/Exposing-the-Nazi-Epithet-Part-2-Anti-Hitlerism-The-Rise-of-Pure-BS-and-Hatred.shtml