A National Socialist View of European Unity
Introduction by Hadding Scott: While Alfred Rosenberg distrusts the motives of those advocating a “United States of Europe” in the 1920s (among whom Jews figured prominently), he sees it as desirable that European states at least stop fighting among themselves in foreign policy and present a united front against the rising non-White world. Rosenberg mentions that there were those who fantasized that European unity would empower the Catholic Church, but considers that an unlikely prospect. The main question ultimately was whether and how some kind of unity could be established without facilitating plutocratic subjugation of Europe.
The answer to that question, as it has turned out in 1940 and again in the 21st century, seems to be that if there is to be a united Europe, Germany’s dominance of that union is the viable alternative to Jewish dominance, since the Germans were and are the strongest nation on the continent.
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United States of Europe?
by Alfred Rosenberg
Völkischer Beobachter, 13/14 December 1925
Translated 2014 by Hadding Scott
IN RECENT MONTHS, concurrent with the propaganda for the “League of Nations,” the activity of the so-called “Pan-European Association” is also increasing, At the same time various press-agencies conducted polls among politicians and writers on how they regard this so-called “United States of Europe.” Thus the Neue Wiener Journal has just conducted such an inquiry, and asked a series of famous personalities of all states their opinion on the following questions:
1. Do you consider the creation of the United States of Europe necessary?
2. Do you consider the ratification of the United States of Europe possible?
To these inquiries the French finance-minister Caillaux answered that the patriotism of the 20th century would amalgamate with Europeanism. The “Easter of the European Union” would come; it would come, just as inevitably as there are physical laws. Ignatz Seipel, the former federal chancellor of Austria, hopes the same and wishes a general “revision of the concept of the state”! A similar view was expressed by Anton Svelah, the minister-president of Czechoslovakia.
Jacob Lippowitz, the Jewish editor of the Neue Wiener Journal, declares: the boundary-markers of the European states have proven to be torture-stakes for every citizen of a European state. Similar statements came from Maximilian Harden, Albert Einstein, Alfred Kerr, and of course Dr. Gerhart Hauptmann, Heinrich Mann, and Dr. Thomas Mann!1
As we see, quite a list of personages finds this buzzword, the United States of Europe, agreeable. Yet it is naturally clear that most of them understand something entirely different by it. Herr Lippowitz and his consorts are certainly thinking of a single Jewish private syndicate, as Walther Rathenau also had visualized. All nation-states would then have to fit into this. Ignatz Seipel however surely dreams of the Mediaeval reign of the church, and the others meanwhile pursue their highest real-world foreign-policy goals.
But whatever the motives of the individual may be, the fact of a strong movement somehow to bring about a European federation is there, and we therefore have to concern ourselves with this problem and to declare our position on it.
Without doubt an awakening is manifesting in the entire world. The awakening of the Near and Far East, and indeed upon a racial backdrop, is plain to see, and even the Black portion of the Earth has begun to announce its demands in a similar manner. Only a fool can believe that this pressure from outside of Europe does not also require a common European stance. This awakening of the Near and Far East is the response to the robber-economy and the corrupting influences that mercantile Europe has brought with its political conquests to India and China. But this unbridled robber-economy and robber-politics has not only fostered all bad instincts in the colonies or quasi-colonial lands, but unleashed them also in Europe itself, where they are deliberately stoked further by clever politicians. The present-day propaganda for the “United States of Europe,” which originates from the circles of the stock-exchange and the Jewish press, means nothing more than a logical continuation of this same robber-economy, sanctioned by a politically strengthened federation. It is thus self-evident that we stand in the sharpest opposition to this new fraud. Fact is, on the other hand, that there is a growing awareness in foreign policy that mutual warring of the European nations also means the end of every single national culture. This awakening sense of a European solidarity in foreign policy is exploited and bastardized today by the same politicians that all European peoples can thank for their present-day misery.
The “United States of Europe” would have to be rejected by us already just on the grounds that such a character as the half-Asian Count Coudenhove-Kalergi is its leading exponent. This man preaches, instead of adherence to what is organic, to race and national tradition, absolute racial mishmash, and is thus to be treated as a new herald of European decline.
Nevertheless the recognition of the necessity for Europe to be unified in foreign policy stands apart from the question of whether it must bring a whole series of grievous problems in its wake. But one ought to consider that if we face an either/or — destruction of the Eveningland or Europe’s security in the world — ways would have to be found to accomplish this goal. At the top stands a demand without the fulfillment of which all is in vain: the exclusion [Ausscheidung] of the Jews from all states of Europe. This in turn can only be the consequence of an awakening of racial feeling, of a new state-idea, and of a reconceptualization of economic life.
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1. In this list of six supporters of European unification, the first three names belong to ethnic Jews. Einstein, the promulgator of a theory of relativity and admirer of Joseph Stalin, everybody knows as a Jew, because Jews want everybody to know it. The Jew Maximilian Harden was named Felix Witkowski at birth but changed his name and converted to Protestantism, becoming a sometime newspaper-columnist and publisher of a magazine called Die Zukunft from 1892 until 1923. Politically Harden/Witkowski seems to have been an opportunist, a warmonger in 1914 but a supporter of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919. The Jew Alfred Kerr was born with the surname Kempner, calling himself Kerr from the age of 20 and becoming a theater-critic. Of the non-Jews listed, Heinrich Mann’s political views were such that he was planning to settle in the Communist “German Democratic Republic” at the time of his death in 1950, and was honored by that government with a postage-stamp. Younger brother Thomas Mann was so wicked that he actually made broadcasts against his homeland during the Second World War and became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1944, at a time when aerial bombardment by the United States was incinerating tens of thousands of German civilians in thousand-plane raids. Gerhart Hauptmann was a Social-Democrat who had been considered subversive by the Hohenzollerns prior to the First World War, and was noted immediately after the war as a pacifist. In 1933 however Hauptmann applied for membership in the NSDAP (but was rejected).
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Source: National-Socialist Worldview