reply to post by 00nunya00
I've lived in Germany(as a GI) and traveled and traded there (as a businessman and tourist) and have a great respect for the German people. Their
nationalist pride was perverted by the Nazis, and their Prussian character component was manipulated to great malevolence in both World Wars. Their
core values of hard work, diligence, respect for family and society, honoring education and order are what has made them a great people and
They have been betrayed by those that have taken advantage of their optimistic acceptance of charismatic "leaders" but, I believe, have grown to
understand the dangers of their natural tendency to accept leaders' edicts without due diligence. It's astounding how Germany has successfully
assimilated and absorbed what was "East Germany" knowing full well the incredible costs(financial, political and social) involved.
However, I also believe the U.S. specifically, and the Allies committed egregious and unconscionable acts after VE day, by allowing Nazi war criminals
to not only evade/avoid punishment(e.g., in the case of Albert Speer "Hitler's architect" and Minister of Armaments, who only served 20 years in
Spandau), but allowing and aiding them to move to the U.S., become citizens, assume positions of power and influence in the military-industrial
complex, and become exceedingly wealthy and powerful, yet retaining their Nazi philosophies, beliefs and associations. If this sounds "paranoid" or
"stuck in the past", I'd ask you to research what has become of those we moved here as part of "Operation Paperclip" after WWII. Many of those
who came here have been tied to the JFK assassination as well as to the apparent sabotaging of our early space and rocket programs. As they have
moved into the upper echelons of the military-industrial-complex, they have become "untouchable", that is immune from government oversight or
control. I think we unknowingly seeded a dangerous "second government" inside the security organizations that are beyond the control of Congress or
the President. Of course there's much more, but I only mention this to highlight the roots of our current global economic problems.
Vast sums of money/capital have been moved from the global economy to M-I-C coffers, both as direct budget line item expenditures, and as "hidden"
("classified" and thus unaudited) expenses. These sums total trillions of dollars(starting from the 70s). What has happened to the money? How
come the world hasn't seen significant technological developments on the scale of the first half of the 20th century, since about 1950-1960? We went
from the Wright Brothers to the moon in about 50 years. And since then? You really think 747s and solid fuel rockets are as far as we can go?
Germany has become a convenient scapegoat, a diversion from what's been going on around us. Dithering over relatively mundane financial issues
distracts the world's populace from asking the important questions.
Time to act!