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Guest Editorial - June: Summer and Civilization

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2019-06-22 17:39

A scene from the great opera by Richard Wagner set in 16th century Nuremberg which is the inspiration for an essay on the summer solstice, American liberty, and our presidential and congressional election of 2020.


By Jim Lowe

ON FRIDAY, JUNE 21, we entered the Summer of 2019. That leaves just one year until a tornado of roaring political rhetoric will surround us, completely inescapable if one so much as turns on a radio, television set, or Internet connection.

One would wisely pause this month to consider the depth of what's at stake during the coming year, and at the culmination of its frenzy on Nov. 3, 2020.

Erica Steinbach questions quality of free speech in Germany

Published by carolyn on Fri, 2019-05-31 14:09

Erika Steinbach on the 70th birthday of the Basic Law

"Birthday child in emergency" - Remarks to the seventieth birthday of the Basic Law

By Erika Steinbach | Chairwoman of the Desiderius Erasmus Foundation e.V.  /Translated via automatic translators by Carolyn Yeager

THE LEGAL FOUNDATION OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY,  our Basic Law, has its seventieth birthday.

It is a birthday for a birthday girl for whom it was actually only supposed to have been a temporary solution. The constitutional fathers and mothers initially only wanted to create a temporary legal basis, a legal framework for the reconstruction of a badly shaken German society after a terrible dictatorship and a devastating war with all its upheavals. And not only a legal basis, but also a moral guideline.

The illogic of holocaust denial trials in Germany

Published by carolyn on Wed, 2019-05-29 11:27

SYLVIA STOLZ IS ONCE AGAIN BEING MARTYRED by the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) for speaking about, and thereby exposing, the legal insanity that passes for law in dealing with the National Socialist period in history.

By Carolyn Yeager

Just yesterday, Chancellor Angela Merkel repeated to Christiane Amanpour in a CNN interview that Germany had to be vigilant in the face of nationalist and populist political movements currently rising because:

"In Germany, obviously, [such movements] always have to be seen in a certain context, in the context of our past, which means we have to be that much more vigilant than others."

Sylvia Stolz arrested, to be jailed again for 18 months … for what?

Published by carolyn on Fri, 2019-05-24 00:59

IN THE MORNING HOURS OF 23 MAY 2019, FRAU SYLVIA STOLZ WAS ARRESTED at her place of residence by the helpers of the Federal Republic of Germany 'Justice' system.

The prison sentence results from the "legally binding judgment" of Feb. 15, 2018, against which appeals and constitutional complaints were filed.

"On 24 November 2012 in Chur (Switzerland), Sylvia Stolz, the revision leader, gave a lecture at the 8th International Conference of the "Anti-Censorship Coalition" (AZK) entitled "Sprechverbot - Beweisverbot - Verteidigungsverbot, Die Wirklichkeit der Meinungsfreiheit." In the lecture, the fully qualified lawyer subjected the criminal proceedings for so-called "Holocaust denial" to a substantiated legal-scientific criticism with regard to the problem of criminal law determination.

Growing German animosity toward asylum-seekers is upsetting establishment

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2019-04-25 14:48

Germany's beautiful and iconic Brandenburg Gate plaza, near to the Reichstag, filled with asylum-seekers last year.


By Carolyn Yeager

A SURVEY CONDUCTED ACROSS GERMANY from Sept. 2018 to Feb. 2019 of 1,890 participants by the left-wing Friedrich-Ebert Foundation in Berlin surprisingly revealed what is being referred to as an  “illiberal attitude” toward asylum-seekers.

A study based on the survey by researchers from Bielefeld University reveals that over half of Germans (54.1%) now hold a negative view of asylum-seekers. We may think it should be higher than that, but it's high enough to shock the authorities. The figure was 44% in 2014 before the refugee crisis began.

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In 1916, Wilson Administration drops façade of neutrality; attacks German Americans

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2019-03-23 17:42

In order to whip up public support for war, former President Theodore Roosevelt and various industrial and military elites organized the Preparedness Movement, which among other things held parades throughout the country to raise public awareness and support. After all, every one loves a parade, and sending your sons and fathers to die on a foreign battlefield is so much easier to swallow when it is dressed up with flags and jolly marching music.


THE FOLLOWING SELECTIONS FROM THE FATHERLAND in Dec. 1915 through Feb. 1916 show the Wilson administration's commitment to neutrality was too weak to withstand the pressures and ambitions stirred up in an election year. The actions of the Wilson administration against the German “sympathizers” are the mirror image to what the radical democrats of today are doing to the current president—leveling charges and investigations in spite of no evidence ever showing up. Even the Lusitania “atrocity” is resurrected as the best pretext Wilson had, or may have, to enter the war in order to save England from financial collapse, as well as political humiliation. -cy

More on the Money Trust—The American Pilgrims Society

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2019-03-14 19:26

The logo of The Pilgrams Society of Great Britain and its sister society in the United States. Formed in Britain in June 1902 and in the US six months later in January, it was intended to bond the two in a "special relationship."


WITH THE PRO-WAR ELEMENT IN THE U.S. MADE UP ALMOST SOLELY OF ANGLOS, it can be no surprise that our establishment history holds  that the Great War (WWI) was necessary and right, or at least "inevitable". I cannot guarantee that the scenario in the following article happened exactly as the author states, but I am sure that even if some little fiction is involved to make the story more interesting, the main facts and ultimate outcome is exactly right. There is an American Pilgrims Society (which has nothing to do with the Pilgram Fathers of 1620) and these men were its members and did work surreptitiously, against the known wishes of the American people and the re-election promises of President Wilson, for the U.S. to help fund and then to enter the war. Their main reason was to save Britain from bankruptcy and future indebtedness to Germany … and of course, loss of power. And after WE Americans saved Britain's butt, it showed no mercy whatsoever to Germany when forcing her to pay all Britain's debts, nor ending its starvation policy on German people, children and infants with its naval blockade kept up after the armistice to force her to sign an unjust and punishing “peace treaty”. This is patriotism? The only patriotic people involved were Germans and Austrians. The rest were only loyal to money and their financial bottom line.

In September 1915, German-Americans still perceived as lesser Americans

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2019-03-09 14:45

Here is the excellent Edmund von Mach again, speaking to the very issue we've been discussing here at cy.net, re our specific European ethnic identification, or lack of it. I was going to post an article or two about the “Money Trust” next, but when I read this I just had to post it first. Von Mach manages to stand up for what is German without ever seeming too partisan or un-American. He is quite a scrupulous character, while remaining honest and penetrating.-cy

Oswald Garrison Villard, pictured circa 1910-1920, was editor of the New York Evening Post and a civil rights activist, a founding member of the NAACP. Oswald was born in Wiesbaden, Germany; his father Henry Hillgard had immigrated to the US and invested in railroads and newspapers.


v. 3 no. 8    September 29, 1915    Page 14

OPEN LETTER TO OSWALD GARRISON VILLARD

By Dr. Edmund von Mach, Author of “What Germany Wants”

Mr dear Mr. Villard:

The Lusitania tragedy turned into pretext for US to enter war

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2019-02-23 13:42

New York Times, May 8, 1915, immediately claims “twice torpedoed,” though German U-boat captain says he sent only one torpedo, which was followed by a second explosion from munitions within the ship. It was this secret cargo that caused rapid sinking and great loss of life.


ON MAY 7, 1915 the Cunard ocean liner RMS Lusitania, on its way from New York to Liverpool, was hit by a single torpedo from the German U-boat U-20 eleven miles off the coast of Ireland. The U-boat captain wrote in his log:

Torpedo hits starboard side right behind the bridge. An unusually heavy detonation takes place with a very strong explosive cloud. The explosion of the torpedo must have been followed by a second one [boiler or coal or powder?]... The ship stops immediately and heels over to starboard very quickly, immersing simultaneously at the bow...

Searching for the roots of persistent anti-Germanism

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2019-01-03 00:23

"The Germans Arrive" - 1918 war propaganda painting by American artist George Bellows portrays imaginary atrocity committed by German troops in Belgium - where he had not been. (click to enlarge) The story is below.


By Carolyn Yeager

From acute hatred in 1914 to smoldering prejudice today, where did anti-Germanism start and why does it persist?

I cannot find any documentation of this phenomenon prior to the lead-up to World War I in the nineteenth century, and centered in the British Foreign Office. The image presented was of an exaggerated authoritarianism in both the German personality and culture.

Germans had always, up to then, been seen as a nation of “Poets and Thinkers” who were “disinclined to war,” acccording to Dr. Michael F. Conners in his book Dealing in Hate: The Development of Anti-German Propaganda. I have just now found Dr. Conners book online, as I am preparing to post this article, and will read what he has to say with interest ex post facto, as it were.

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