Prior to the breakout of World War II in 1939, the rise of Hitler and the Nazi's in Germany caused concern throughout the Western world. At the end of the war it was then revealed in full extent of the Holocaust, many would strenuously deny any connection with or sympathy for the Nazis. Unfortunately for them, there were facts in place to contradict their denials. Read our list today to find ten people who were reportedly Nazi sympathizers.
Here are just a few famous Americans that thought Hitler and his policies were actually good, and America would be better off following them!
1) Walt Disney:
The idea that the man behind one of the most famous and loved companies in the world harbored pro-Nazi sympathies is extremely shocking but true. It is known that Disney had hosted Leni Riefenstahl and gave her a tour of his studios. Riefenstahl was the director of Nazi propaganda films Olympia and Triumph des Willens. Disney’s company was criticized for this move. Disney would go on to create anti-Nazi films such as Education for Death: The Making of the Nazi, which somewhat muddies the waters. We will probably never know the true nature of his Nazi links.
2) Edward VIII
Edward VIII is perhaps the most remembered for his abdication of the throne "to marry the woman I love.". His abdication of the throne in 1936 was caused by his marriage to the American Wallis Simpson, which caused a constitutional crisis, but it was said that he also had too close a connection with Adolf Hitler. Hitler was fond of Edward VIII, and his abdication in 1936 was seen as a blow to the relations Hitler hoped to keep with the UK. In 1937, the then-duke and duchess (Simpson) visited Nazi Germany and are famously pictured with Hitler during this visit.
During World War II, Edward was seen as a risk to the future democracy of the UK, as Hitler had plans to reinstate him upon successful invasion of England. He was made governor of the Bahamas during the war to keep him out of the way. There are numerous accounts of Edward professing his support of Hitler and his policies, with suggestions that he and his wife were fascists. It remains an awkward and contentious point of history in the monarchy of the UK.
3). Henry Ford:
Henry Ford revolutionized the motor industry with the first assembly line for cars in the early 20th century and probably the most famous auto builder to this day. In 1920, he gave an interview to New York World in which his anti-Semitic views were apparent, calling the “International Jew” a “threat” and accusing them of being behind World War I. The New York Times would also publish an article that suggested Adolf Hitler had a large picture of Henry Ford up on his office wall—in admiration of Ford. This admiration is made clear when Hitler actually name-drops Henry Ford in his book Mein Kampf, calling Ford a “single great man” who “still maintains full independence” from the Jewish threat.
In 1938, only a year before Hitler would invade Poland, Ford was awarded the Grand Cross of the German Eagle, the highest medal possible for a person of non-German origin, with Ford being the only US citizen to receive the award. Ford’s name and collection of articles The International Jew was also brought up during the Nuremberg Trials after the conclusion of World War II as an influential piece of anti-Semitic rhetoric. Ford died in 1947.
The Ford Motor Company knowingly allowed slave labour at its German subsidiary during the Second World War and backed its European divisions making equipment for the Nazi military. Although it has long been known that Henry Ford, the company's founder, held anti-Semitic views, the extent of his involvement in Hitler's rise to power is in dispute. Max Wallace, a journalist and Holocaust researcher, says in The American Axis: Henry Ford, Charles Lindbergh and the Rise of the Third Reich that both men fell for Nazi propaganda.
Referring to newly declassified government documents, Mr Wallace alleges that Nazi links at the Detroit company went well beyond Henry Ford. The documents indicate that his son Edsel, the then company president, could have been prosecuted for trading with the enemy had he not died in 1943.
In a personal note, as a teenager growing up I worked for a man who fought in World War 2, in Patton's Army, that told me an incredible story. When moving into Germany, he said, everything was destroyed, even churches. In fact they targeted church steeples because churches were always located in the heart of a city! However, he continued, when we arrived at the Ford plant, every building around it was totally destroyed by our bombers, but the Ford plant had been spared. They started making Fords again 2 days after the war! The photo to the left shows the plant as my employer Ed Wright saw it. Proof that his story was correct.
4.) Charles Lindberg:
Charles Lindbergh became an icon and idol when he successfully flew a plane from New York to Paris His life was also struck by tragedy in 1932, when his infant son was kidnapped and murdered in a ransom attempt which was widely covered in the US media, being dubbed the “Crime of the Century.” He is perhaps remembered least for his outspoken rhetoric against entering the war against Nazi Germany and for his pro-Germany actions.
In June 1936, Lindbergh visited Germany on behalf of the US government in an effort to learn more about how far German aviation had come. Lindbergh also sat near Hitler during the opening ceremonies of the 1936 Summer Olympics. After this, Lindbergh became a pariah in the US, as he called for neutrality and non-engagement in the war with Germany, often attracting German American Bund (a US pro-Nazi organization) members to his speeches. Lindbergh was careful never to admit to Nazi sympathy.
5.) Prescott Bush (father and grandfather to both Bush presidents):
George Bush's grandfather, the late US senator Prescott Bush, was a director and shareholder of companies that profited from their involvement with the financial backers of Nazi Germany.
Newly discovered files in the US National Archives that a firm of which Prescott Bush was a director was involved with the financial architects of Nazism. His business dealings, which continued until his company's assets were seized in 1942 under the Trading with the Enemy Act.
Together with his father-in-law George Herbert Walker, Prescott Bush controlled another asset of the holding company, the Hamburg-Amerika shipping line, which was utilized by the Nazi regime to transport its agents in and out of North America. Another subsidiary of the Harriman group, Harriman International Co., struck a deal with Hitler’s regime in 1933 to coordinate German exports to the US market.
6.) Joseph Kennedy:
Father of President John Kennedy, Bobby and ted, Joseph Kennedy was also a believer in National Socialism, especially their anti Jew hatred. According to confidential German documents made public by the U.S. State Department in 1949, Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. met with the German Ambassador to Great Britain, Herbert von Dirksen, in June 1938. Dirksen later informed Baron Ernst von Weizsaecker, State Secretary of the German Foreign Ministry, that Kennedy told him that the “Jewish question” was of vital importance to U.S.-German relations.
It is here where the ugly hairline cracks in the Joseph Kennedy Sr. facade begin to widen:
“He himself understood our Jewish policy completely,” Dirksen wrote. “He was from Boston and there, in one golf club, and in other clubs, no Jews had been admitted in the past 50 years … In the United States, therefore, such pronounced attitudes were quite common, but people avoided making so much outward fuss about it.”
Most damning, however, was Kennedy’s assertion (in Dirksen’s words) that it “was not so much the fact that [the Germans] wanted to get rid of the Jews that was so harmful to [the Germans], but rather the loud clamor with which [the Germans] accompanied the purpose.”
The list goes on and one.... Today we have our new pro-socialist billionaires, who want a type of Nazism, which really is big business (them) and big government, along with Big Media working together for their own common good. Democracy is not a part of their world view. They are the DEEP STATE of today... The modern Nazis.
Look at a few:
Bill Gates: ‘China’s experience tackling poverty offers lessons to the world’
Warren Buffett: “What they’ve done in the last 50 - 60 years is a total economic miracle,” added Buffett. “I never would’ve thought it could have happened. But the truth is they’re as smart as we are, they work as hard as we are, and they can have growth in the economy from a lower base that will exceed ours percentage-wise for a long time. They’re destined for a fine economic future, just like we are.”
Michael Bloomberg: Xi Jinping is not a dictator; he has to satisfy his constituents or he’s not going to survive. Bloomberg makes his case for the Chinese ‘dictator for life’ by saying ‘The Chinese Communist party looks at Russia and they look for where the Communist party is and they don’t find it anymore. And they don’t want that to happen. So, they really are responsive.’ The truth is a bit different. Indeed, after the collapse of the USSR, Beijing concluded that it needed economic performance to provide legitimacy for the regime. But the more significant lesson the CCP drew was that the Soviet Communist party lost faith in communism and failed to enforce and defend its ideology. Accordingly, when Xi came to power in 2012, he informed party comrades: ‘Why did the Soviet Union disintegrate? Why did the Soviet Communist Party collapse? An important reason was that their ideals and convictions wavered’, and ‘where political rot, ideological heresy and military disloyalty brought down the governing party’. Xi demanded a return to Leninist proletarian dictatorship — to rule China with violence and terror, absolutely without mercy to its enemy. He later launched massive ruthless campaigns to crackdown on any dissent. Through mass surveillance and indoctrination, the CCP has essentially wiped out any political opposition, and thus any hope for free speech or democracy. China is a police state superpower.
NBA: Lebron James:
“I think when we all sit back and learn from the situation that happened, understand that what you could tweet or could say (could affect people),” James said. “We all talk about this freedom of speech. Yes, we all do have freedom of speech, but at times there are ramifications for the negative that can happen when you’re not thinking about others, and you’re only thinking about yourself.
“I don’t want to get into a word or sentence feud with Daryl Morey, but I believe he wasn’t educated on the situation at hand, and he spoke, and so many people could have been harmed, not only financially, but physically. Emotionally. Spiritually. So just be careful what we tweet and what we say, and what we do. Even though yes, we do have freedom of speech, but there can be a lot of negative that comes with that too.”
NBA star James Harden apologizes to China amid Hong Kong furor: Yes, It seems that Hong Kong's desire for democracy is abhorrent to the wealthy members of the sports Deep State!
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