Horst Mahler’s “Bombshells”

No. 1/05: Democracy and Some Other Things

Translated by J M Damon

The original is posted on several sites including – 30 August 2005
<
www.adelaideinstitute.org/Dissenters1/Mahler/splitterbomben.htm

The increasing political repression in Germany, combined with that country’s insistence on human rights in China and elsewhere, has renewed interest in the case of Horst Mahler.

Following is a translation of one of his revelatory articles called “Bombshells” that moved the “Federal Republic” to impose a prison sentence of 13 years on the 74 year old dissident attorney.

“BOMBSHELL” 001/05

The greatest success of the Reich’s enemies lies in their having so disoriented and deranged the Germans with their satanic brainwashing (called “UMERZIEHUNG” OR “re-education – also known as “de-education”), that they are completely incapable of defending themselves.

The Germans have reached the point where they believe their enemies’ most fantastical and culturally devastating lies.

They perceive their greatest virtue, loyalty to Volk and Fatherland, as depraved fatuousness. In short, they see themselves through the eyes of their worst enemies.

And yet, nobody ever asked the Germans if they wanted to be “liberated from National Socialism and militarism.”

They did, after all, remain loyal to Adolf Hitler to the bitter end.

Has any nation in modern times exhibited a greater willingness for sacrifice or struggled more valiantly against “liberation” – fought to the last cartridge – than the German Reich?

Was it Count Coudenhove-Kalergi who in 1925 expressed the essence of democracy in the following words? [Footnote 1]

“Nowadays, Democracy is nothing more than a facade for plutocracy.

Because the nations no longer tolerate naked plutocracy, their masters allow them nominal power, while retaining factual power in the hands of the plutocrats.

In republican as well as monarchical democracies the statesmen are but puppets and the capitalists are their string-pullers.

The capitalists dictate national policy guidelines and control the electorate by manufacturing public opinion, controlling the ministers through their financial and social connections.” (ADEL, p. 31)

Pope Benedict XVI expressed similar views while he was still Cardinal Ratzinger. He wrote the following in 1988:

“The conviction that democracy is not the best form of freedom is common and growing; the Marxist critique cannot simply be ignored.

How free are elections, really?

To what extent do a few power wielders manipulate public opinion through advertising, which is capital?

Isn’t there an oligarchy that decides what is “modern” and “progressive” and what the citizens are supposed to think?

The cruelty of this oligarchy, including its willingness to carry out public executions, is sufficiently known.

Whoever stands in its way is ‘an enemy of Freedom’ since he is ‘hindering the free expression of opinion.’

And what about the ‘expression of the people’s will’ in the committees of ‘democratic representation?’

Who can still believe that the common good is the determining factor for the oligarchy?

Who can still have doubts about the power of the interests whose dirty hands grow ever more obvious? And furthermore: is the system of majority vs. minority really a ‘free’ system?

Aren’t the myriad interest groups more powerful than official political representation? In this confusion of powers, the problem of ungovernability comes ever more ominously to the surface.

The mutual, opposing determination to have one’s way is blocking the freedom of all.”
(FOOTNOTE 2)

For additional clarification we should also consider Noam Chomsky’s analysis of the kind of government the power elite calls “Democracy” in order to mislead simple souls.

In the following analysis, Noam Chomsky clarifies the true nature of contemporary “Democracy.”

At the beginning of the Third Millennium he wrote:

“Let us examine the teachings that are said to form the basis for modern forms of political democracy.

These are to be found in an important handbook of the Public Relations industry bearing the descriptive title ‘Propaganda.’

Its author, Edward Bernays, a nephew of Sigmund Freud, contributed greatly to the development of wartime propaganda and went on to become a leading personality in the field of commercial propaganda or advertising.

{Through subliminal transference of the drive for sex and status to cigarette smoking, he caused millions of cancer deaths.}
[Footnote 3]

At the very beginning Bernays remarks: ‘The deliberate and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society.

To carry out this essential task the intelligent minorities must make use of propaganda continuously and systematically, because they alone understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses and can pull the wires that control the public mind.

Therefore our society has consented to permit free competition for organization by leadership and propaganda, another case of consent without consent.

Propaganda provides the leadership with a mechanism to mold the mind of the masses so that they will throw their newly gained strength in the desired direction.

The leadership can regiment the public mind every bit as much as an army regiments the bodies of its soldiers.

This process of engineering consent is the very essence of the democratic process.

Bernays wrote that the ‘Consensus for Organization’ belongs to the ‘essence of the democratic process’ shortly before he was honored by the American Psychological Association for his contributions, in 1949.”
[Footnote 4]; also online at <
www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Chomsky/ConsentPOP_Chom.html?]

With few words and unsurpassed precision, the PROTOCOLS OF THE ELDERS OF ZION have reduced universal sufferage, Democracy’s “holiest of holies,” to its essence:

“In order to achieve this goal [world Jewish domination], we must introduce universal suffrage beforehand, without distinctions of class and wealth.

Then the masses of people will decide everything; and since it [universal suffrage] is controlled by us [through the media: HM] we will achieve through it the absolute majority, which we could never achieve if only the educated and possessing classes had the vote.”
[Footnote 5]

In examining the world situation since the Jews invented universal suffrage we note that results everywhere have closely followed the predictions contained in the Protocols.

The world does not realize the significance of the Zionist Press in establishing the present tyranny of deception!

In the 20th Century the Christian churches were deprived of their role as mentors of Western conscientiousness.

They were deposed by Mass Media, the principal power of modern times.

In their persistent and secretive campaign of conquest the plutocrats have taken over the media, with the result that today they determine the Weltanschauung of the West.

Egotism now provides the central perspective.

God and the Commonwealth have been displaced, and truth has been replaced by profitability.

Our cunning secret rulers have discovered that nearly everyone can be made to believe almost anything if the rulers suggest that “everyone believes it.”

The result is that most people believe whatever benefits the plutocrats, since the plutocrats constantly suggest that everyone believes that whatever is good for the plutocrats is good for all mankind!

This technology of Consciousness Control provides the basis for the tyranny of terror that supports the Great Deception.

Under this tyranny there are two deadly sins: doubting the “Value of Freedom” and questioning “Holocaust.”

In order to protect themselves from empirical truth, the plutocrats avail themselves of verbal cudgels such as “conspiracy theorist,” “anti Semite,” “self-hater” (in case the doubter is Jewish), “racists,” “Nazi,”  “Holocaust Denier” etc. which are calculated to crush the will of the independent thinker.

The Enlightenment principle that ideas should be evaluated on the basis of whether they are true or false, supported by empirical evidence, has apparently been forgotten.

The interest of the plutocrats has become the standard for evaluating every intellectual opinion and spiritual consideration.

Under cover of the euphemism “re-education,” a totalitarian thought police has been imposed on Germany.

It has no counterpart in all history.
(Footnote 6)

In the so-called “Federal Republic of Germany” there is no such thing as independent journalism.

There are no independent foundations dedicated to researching contemporary history, no independent courts capable of conducting debate on the subject of the German Reich with the object of establishing historical truth.

There are no independent publishers of lexicons, no schoolbooks oriented around historical fact, no freedom of expression, and no free and independent political parties.

The intellectual enslavement of Germany is unmistakable in Section 130 of the Penal Code.

Section 130 is strongly reminiscent of the repressive laws of National Socialism, and the position of the “courts” that apply it against citizens of the Reich is clearly precarious.

In the courtrooms of the Federal Republic of Germany-OMF, empirical truth is clearly suppressed by the official lies of our enemies.

[OMF = “Organizational Form of a Modality of Foreign Rule,” the descriptive term for the occupation government of Germany that was created by Prof. Carlo Schmidt, the author of the Federal Republic’s Basic Law, in order to avoid the term “puppet government”].

Despite everything, let us be of good cheer.

We have no reason to doubt that the truth will ultimately prevail – for the simple reason that it exists and is accessible to those who seek it.

Lies cannot prevail once the truth is known!

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FOOTNOTES

 [1] Coudenhove-Kalergi, son of the Austrian ambassador in Japan and his Japanese wife, was a visionary. He developed the idea of a united “Pan Europe” and proposed that Europe unite in a political and economic association.

In 1924 he founded the Paneuropean Union, the oldest European unification movement. Its membership included Albert Einstein, Thomas Mann and Konrad Adenauer.

Thus Count Coudenhove-Kalerge was a prophet and mastermind of the “European Idea,” self-image and identity. In contrast to present day European Union, however Kalergi saw Europe primarily as an economic and political entity, a counterweight to the USA, Russia and Asia.

The principal aspects of Kalergi’s concept of Europe were freedom, peace, prosperity and culture. Present day Europe has adopted the self-image that Kalergi advocated immediately following World War I.

Kalergi called upon France and Germany to set aside their differences and concentrate instead on what they had in common. In his view the Scandinavian countries should take the initiative and attempt to act as go-between in the rest of Europe.

However, Kalergi’s ideas were quickly forgotten when World War II broke out. During the Third Reich, the concept of a pan European Union was suppressed.

In 1938 he immigrated first to Switzerland and finally to the USA, where he became a professor of history at New York University.

Coudenhove-Kalergi remained true to his ideals until his death in 1972, and was pleased and optimistic about developments in Europe following World War II. He was particularly enthusiastic about Winston Churchill’s 1947 speech, which adopted the central points of his program.

On 18 May 1950 he received the first international Charlemagne Prize awarded by the city of Aachen for outstanding contributions to European unification. In June 1950 he presented his concept for a European flag to the European Council.

However, his proposal was disapproved on account of Turkey’s opposition to the red cross in the middle of the flag. In August 1955 he suggested that Beethoven’s scoring of Schiller’s “Ode to Joy” be adopted as the official European anthem.

In 1972 this became the official hymn of the European Council and in 1985 of the European Union.

Following Coudenhove-Kalergi’s death in 1972, his longtime Vice President Otto von Habsburg became President of the International Paneuropean Union. When Winston Churchill was awarded the Charlemagne Prize in 1955, Coudenhove Kalergi received the GROßKREUZ DES BUNDESVERDIENSTORDENS, the highest decoration of the Federal Republic.
[
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Nikolaus_Graf_von_Coudenhove-Kalergi]

[2]  Cardinal Ratzinger „Freiheit und Wahrheit“ in Jürgen Schwab, Otto Scrinzi, Über  die Revolution von 1848 Aula-Verlag, Graz 1998

[3]  Edward Bernays is included among the thousand most important persons of all time.  See also <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Bernays>

[4] Excerpt from Noam Chomsky  „Profit over People – Neoliberalismus und globale Weltordnung“, Europa Verlag, 2001, pp. 54-.

[5] Protocols of the Elders of Zion, 10th Sitting, Wallstein Publishing House, ISBN 3-89244-191-x, p. 60

[6] Caspar von Schrenck-Notzing, „Charakterwäsche – Die Politik der amerikanischen Umerziehung in Deutschland“, Ullstein Verlag, Berlin 1996, pp. 118 – 143

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The translator is a “Germanophilic Germanist” who attempts to make noteworthy German articles accessible to Germanophiles who do not read German.

Here’s freedom to him who would speak,
Here’s freedom to him who would write;
For there’s none ever feared that the truth should be heard,
Save him whom the truth would indict!
ROBERT BURNS (1759–96)

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