There are few American intellectuals and journalists
that we here at TomatoBubble.com are 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 outside 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 and his ferocious feline sidekick here are compelled, with all love and admiration, to take even
our 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 piece rightly denouncing America's aggressive foreign policy, Roberts commits a double-error when making
a comparison to "the Nazis". Here:
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!
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:
Germany above all * (Deutschland uber alles)
Above everything in the world * (in terms of love
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
Shall retain, throughout the world,
Their old respected fame,
To inspire us to noble deeds
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
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" ought to have figured out by now that the
very same elements which have vilified the South, both in the pages of 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 withthe South, so too it was with Adolf Hitler. Germany, like the South,
only wished to be left alone (Though there were indeed 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:
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!"