By the Jew Theodore N. Kaufman
4. Germanism Abroad
I. United States
The Task of spreading the heathenish cult of Germanism in foreign lands was delegated to the General School Association, an organization maintained by the Pan-German League. Beginning its Operations in 1881 that association, existing today as the notorious German Ausland Organization (AO), was the first to prepare the ground and develop and test the tactics which are being used today by all German fifth-columnists.
Of all the countries in which he spread his evil doctrine, it was only in the United States that the German had any doubts about the successful retention and development of Germanism. So much so, in fact, that Professor Hasse, in one of his speeches before the Reichstag declared that the "grave of Germanism lies in America" and the spade which will dig that grave is the Monroe-Doctrine. But not all exponents of Germanism, however, felt so forlornly about their chances of successfully propagating Germanism in this country, and they made many early attempts to organize and strengthen their movements here.
In effect, the Germans did not achieve any notable success in their work. The American of German origin or descent either had no interest in preserving his German identity in contradistinction to his pride in being labeled an "American" or else, because he had fled his native land precisely on account of such malignant belief and persecutions, he retained no desire or indignation to see those evils flourish in a land of freedom which he had come to adopt as his own.
German fury, stirred to fever-pitch heights by the apoplectic rantings of German leaders expressed itself against the United States many times. The first of these crises occurred at the time of the Spanish-American war when Germany tried to raise a coalition of nations to oppose our stand. Next it was Germany's plan to effect a European Customs Union against the United States, a step which was immediately followed by attempts first to annex Samoa and then to break the force of the Monroe Doctrine by testing it in Venezuela. All these attempts failed principally because of England's refusal to act in collusion with Germany against an independent United States, as well as England's firm acceptance and advocacy of the Monroe Doctrine as a major and permanent policy of our country.
Chagrined at her failures to impress her will upon the United States Germany decided to try new tactics. She adopted a policy of "taking it easy"; a policy which she hated because it was one antagonistic to her natural ideals of arrogance, brute force and aggression, and contrary to the spirit of her war-soul. Such inherent hatred of Germany to adhere to a sane course of international procedure which takes into account human rights and decencies, was well summarized by one of her most able and popular political writers, Dr. Paul Rohrbach who exclaimed:
"Does any one think that Germany likes saying nice things about the United States, or that they are the outpourings of a loving heart? She only says them because Germany must eradicate the suspicion, with which Americans regard her policy." ("Deutschland unter den Weltvölkern")
Because of their common language and their humanistic philosophies the German regarded both England and the United States as dire enemies of his Super-state and, therefore, his main function as a trouble-maker in the latter country expressed itself in attempts to drive a wedge between it and England. Part of his hatred for England was directed toward it for its "not feeling ashamed" to openly recognize the Monroe Doctrine. Again and again reference to the Doctrine creeps up in connection with the origin and development of Germanism in the United States.
In 1903 Johannes Volert declared that "the Monroe Doctrine is indefensible. It is a direct impertinence, and all the more so as America is lacking the means to enforce its application."("Alldeutsche Blätter", January 17, 1903)
This perpetual Opposition of Germany to the Monroe Doctrine as well as its continual defiance of it was best delineated in an article printed at the beginning of this century by the Journal of Commerce in answer to the German claim that the Monroe Doctrine was "an empty pretension." The purport of that message is so fraught with vigor and truth, its every word so fresh and alive and currently apropos, that it deserves quotation here in full.
"The last German professor (Mommsen) to fall foul of the Monroe Doctrine seems to show the usual Teutonic incapacity to understand what it means. He assumes that this 'empty pretension' on the part of the United States is to control the destiny of the South American nations, and to keep Europeans out of them. He cannot see that the United States seeks no predominance, but only objects to European predominance. The German mind fails to see that our policy is to leave South American countries independent, to develop on their own lines; and all we ask of Europe is that it shall leave them independent, and not undertake to appropriate their territory or suppress their sovereignty. The United States wishes South America to do its own controlling."
Failing constantly in their attempts to drive a wedge between the two English-speaking countries Germans were instructed by their headquarters to try to create a force of their own with which to combat Americans. In reviewing this angle of attack, Professor Hasse stated that the only way in which he could envision a future for Germanism in the United States was for the Germans to "so organize and educate the German element in that country that political power will finally fall into its lap." And in order to do so, the professor advises that "Germans must abandon all attempts to take sides on democratic and republican matters, and form themselves into a national political party." Another professor, Muensterberg, agreed with Hasse by adding that the Germans should build a State within a State, in the United States. Still another German writer added that the best way for the Germans to form a political party of their own was to infect the American, especially those of Irish extraction, with the German virus of Anglophobia. The recommendation was also made that the Germans appoint a confidential agent in Washington who might keep in touch with the (American) government and influence it!
All these wild notions of Germanism produced a great deal of
agitation in this country but the German was not able to maintain
that any real progress had been made by his movement in the United
States. It is only since the rise of present Germany and its
"exported agitators" as well as hired spies and bribed sycophants
that the nightmare of Germanism has been forced through coercion and
terror down the throats of a slight handful of Americans of German
II. SOUTH AMERICA
German designs in South America, particularly towards Brazil, as-well as the underhanded methods they employed in trying to further her interests there have never been kept entirely secret. Long before the advent of the present German government, Germans had always covetously regarded South America as a land which someday would belong to them. That to pursue such a course might bring them face to face with the power of the United States was an eventuality they foresaw and for which they prepared. They felt no uncertainty as to their ultimate success against the United States; in scores of books prominent German authors have time and again made the forecast that the United States would, through fear, yield to the Germans without striking a blow or else, would capitulate in a short war. In any event the Germans were instructed to be prepared for that day, for that day must come for the German.
Such warnings, persistently expressed by German writers, teachers, and statesmen were fully clarified in the statement of Professor Schulze-Gaevernitz to the effect that "The more Germany is condemned To an attitude of passive resistance towards the United States, the more emphatically must she defend her interests in Central and South America. For this purpose we need a fleet capable not only of coping with the miserable forces of the South American states, but powerful enough To cause Americans to think twice before making any attempt to apply the Monroe Doctrine in South America." ("Die Nation", March 5, 1898)
German colonists to South America were encouraged to preserve their nationality, their language, their German ways of life, and their interest in their "mother country." Thus there came to exist, especially in Brazil, states within states. The methods the Germans used in Brazil were those applied in strict accordance with the principles expounded by Dr. Kapff in his brochure on the "German Schools." In that work is found the cautionary advice that "Germans in South Brazil had better become Brazilian citizens as that is the quickest and surest way to obtain political power." Dr. Kapff also forewarns his countrymen that "the danger of Germanism in South America comes from North America, and it is not only a question of commercial interest. Is Germany to stand idly by if America sets about the task of Americanizing that continent? Germany cannot; she must proclaim, urbi et orbi, that she is determined to maintain her rights in South America. And Brazil holds out the most buoyant hope for the German and the spread of Germanism."
Dr. Kapff's declaration were amplified by Professor Gustav Schmoller who emphatically asserted that "at all costs a German country must grow up in the twentieth century in Brazil," ("Handel and Machtpolitik".) for in South America Germans will found a new Germany, "which shall prove a blessing to the old country, and stand as a model to the whole world!"
Dr. Paul Rohrbach's explanation of German intentions in Brazil were even more arrogantly expressed. He stated that "although the United States may possibly prevent the acquirement of South American territory by Germany it cannot prevent the creation of a state within a state, and that when the Germans have finally accomplished that deed, they would rule the roost in Brazil and rule over the inferior peoples of that country."
"But," he added, "propaganda must be made in Germany to popularize the idea, and every good German must assist in the work because a promising future for Germany lies in her South American colonies, and to attain those ends Germans must work quietly, jointly and firmly underground." Professor Wolf, coinciding with that view expressed his opinion that "South America for the German, is the land of the future, for that land holds greater promise for the Germans than Europe or Africa
Hence we find that hand in hand with her march toward world-dominion Germany has always deemed it her mission to establish, by force or by trickery, great South American colonies As she does today, Germany has always laughed at any actual resistance from the United States, consistently declaring our country to be nothing more than, to use the words of a German, "a heterogeneous melange of crass egoistic Jingoists having no pure racial blood to build upon" and therefore a land and a people to be easily vanquished at any time, by the great German supermen.
Germany tried often to suit her words with action. Prince Solms-Braunfels made a real effort to found a German colony in Texas as an American outpost of Germanism and, though be failed, the idea which prompted his action always persisted in the German mind as a possibility fraught with great promise of eventual fulfillment.
The Pan-German League heeded the advice of its leaders to labor in partial silence in South America and so kept unusual secrecy about their work an that continent. Little by little they sought to honeycomb those parts of South America which seemed favorable to Germanism by establishing branch leagues and to reticulate those regions with confidential agents who carried on their work disguised as travelers, teachers or diplomatic agents. From time to time they reported their progress to the Central association in Germany. The startling disclosure was only recently made that the German consulates too, had given their aid, serving as hypodermics through which the malignant bacilli of Germanism was being syringed into the blood stream of the South American peoples.
In his work on Chile, Dr. Unfold advised German settlers in South America "to send their children to Germany to be educated in a fitting German spirit" and that then they should be sent back to propagate and disseminate the animus of the German war-soul. "The time will assuredly come," he encouraged, "when Germany, during the confusion caused by some international conflagration, will have the opportunity to acquire colonial territory in South America." ("Das Deutschtum in Chile", 1899)
Records and facts, whose truths are every minute being sustained by current events, make it obvious that German policies in South America, her aims and methods too, have all been, for a long time, clearly, persistently and publicly pronounced by their leaders. To the German his aims in South America are merely some additional "must items" on a long list of German-planned depredations against humanity and civilization.
Here, quoted ad verbatim, are the words of one observer of German ambitions in South America who, writing his analysis almost two score years ago, declared:
"Whether Germany's aim in South America is obtainable without
friction is something which the future alone can decide. The future
of South America must depend largely upon the Monroe Doctrine and the
navy which is behind it. There will come a time, not so remote in the
future, when the economic penetration of Brazil and other South
American states by the Germans may lead to political supremacy which,
if questioned, must be abandoned or contended for. Conceivably, the
issue may be a fighting one. Though Germans rave against the Monroe
Doctrine as an empty pretension, that doctrine nevertheless is
destined to bar Germany's way. Already there are unmistakable signs
that Americans have become cognizant of such German aims and
ambitions in South America. On the creation of a great American
fleet, as on the solidarity of England and the United States, the
fate of South America depends. If America is to cry 'Hands off!' they
must have the power to support the words."
True Germanism, being as it is a purely primitive paganism with some modern "refinements" finds that it can express itself best by committing barbaric and bestial acts of violence against civilized peoples.
Thus, if Germanism were ever to prevail upon this earth we can be sure that every step would be taken though few indeed are these steps which the Germans have not already taken! to reawaken every dormant animal instinct and vicious trait in man.
Thus it has been a chief aim of the German to eradicate each and every one of the three principal religions from this earth However, the German was practical enough to realize that he could not successfully combat all the religions at one time with any hope of emerging supreme. But since their extinction was absolutely necessary to the propagation of the German dogma of hate and destruction, the Germans conceived their now infamous and ofttried trick of pitting first the believers in one religion against those of another until, at a single coup, they could deliver the final knock-out blow against the single remaining adversary. It was in Austria that they first tested the efficiency of their scheme, a test which, at that time, actually constituted organized high treason against that country. Germanism had its birth in Austria as an organized movement founded and headed by an Austrian statesman,
one Schoenerer, in 1878. Its activity was rather limited in scope until 1898 when Schoenerer joined with Hasse; from that time on the Pan-German League in Berlin became the head of the movement in Austria, and it proceeded at once to establish permanent bases of operation in that country.
First a plan of attack was decided upon. Hasse and Schoenerer agreed that if Germany was ever to rule over Austria the latter country must first be forced to break with Rome (Roman Catholicism). In order to achieve this objective the leaders decided upon a roundabout course of action. They therefore first created an artificially stimulated pseudo-religious revivalist movement having anti-Semitism as its primary and immediate purpose.
The German Hasse found some renegade, so-called Catholics (though such men were no more Catholics in spirit than those men of any religion who, hiding behind a pulpit of a church, rail against God and preach hatred and intolerance) members of the leading Catholic Party, who agreed to act as leaders of such a movement. It was not long thereafter that a frightful wave of anti-Semitic persecution began to sweep over Austria, continuing unabated in intensity, until Schoenerer and Hasse felt that a sufficiently high degree of agitation and terrorism had been reached. Thereupon they turned their efforts against the Catholic Party and in turn, started a rabid anti-Catholic, "free from-Rome" movement of their own, Schoenerer declaring that "the chains which tie us to a Church hostile to Germanism must be broken." The "No Popery" and anti-Catholic agitation was stimulated by Hasse and Schoenerer through their introduction into Austria of numerous pseudo-evangelical, free-booter German clergymen who were liberally paid, with money and liquor, to rail against the Catholics.
Though the complete success of this plan was not achieved, it did
have a salutary effect; that of establishing and proving that
audacity and ruthless aggressiveness of the German.
Notwithstanding the fierce resistance which met them and their
ideas in Bohemia, the Germans were able to organize various ancillary
associations of their League, as well as to maintain their own press
in that country. They were further aided in their work by the
importation of German clergymen, agitators and school-masters all of
whom played leading roles in the struggle to spread Germanism
throughout that brave land of free thought.
The vile work of the Germans was not easy; they were met with a bold and determined resistance. The Czechs fought the demented Germans with that fierce and patriotic intensity characteristic of their old hero, Hus, whose famous motto, "Nothing German!" became their rallying call and slogan. In fact so strong was the Czech resistance to Germanism that by 1900 leading Germans were ready to declare that the fate of their movement lay in Bohemia, and depended on the outcome of their struggle in that country.
Besides attempting to spread their doctrines, the Germans did everything possible to interfere with the establishment of the Czech language in Bohemia.
It is to the redounding credit of Czecho-Slovakia, that even
before it had became a nation it had already fought alone against
German dominion; left to its own devices, it would never have
A decade before the last world war it was noted as a fact that the one State which Germany dreaded was Russia; the two States which she would have liked to see at odds with each other were Britain and the United States, and the one state she would really have liked to absorb was Holland, a free and democratic country which hated Germanism and all its narrow spiritual and political principles. Nevertheless, the German pursued his work in that country with that fanatic stubbornness so imbedded in his character.
In 1898 a General Dutch League was formed in Holland primarily for the purpose of spreading the Dutch language in South Africa. Not meeting success they appealed to the Pan-German League for aid and found themselves, shortly thereafter, to be entirely supported by that German organization. With their aptitude for "protecting" and "adopting" countries, the members of the League early regarded Holland as an essential and integral part of Germany and declared that if they were not able to secure Holland by "peaceful persuasion," they must do so by force.
In 1901 a German writer stated that in case of war "Germany could not be expected to regard the Dutch ports as neutral and refrain from making use of them." ("Grenzboten" July 25, 1901)
Writing in the "Deutsche Zeitschrift" in 1901, Kurt von Strautz
declared that "It is impossible that outposts of Germanism like the
Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, and Austria remain permanently
outside the boundaries of Germany."
At the same time another German asserted that Germany would do well to secure possession of the Dutch colonies so as to acquire naval bases and additional overseas trade routes, while another suggested that the Dutch colonies were threatened by England, the United States and Japan, and therefore must be "protected" by Germany!
Though the League did manage to succeed in stirring up a great deal of mischief and agitation in Holland, Germanism was unable to achieve any marked success in that land so noted for its great intellectual freedom, a freedom which did not exist even among the highest class of Germans who, at the time, were labeling the Dutch, "Low Germans." ("Das Deutschtum in den Vereinigten Staaten", Dr. Julius Goebel, 1904)
The Dutch wished to remain Dutch. They felt too strong and
independent in their own freedom to need or desire the gangsterlike
protection of the brutish, uncivilized German.
Belgium has never been considered as anything but a negligible factor in German plans for world-dominion. The German felt that because of its size Belgium could easily, and at any time, be forced to bow to the German will. However, he did not neglect Belgium entirely and, as a matter of fact, he even adopted somewhat different tactics from those which be employed in other lands.
Instead of trying his utmost to sponsor the use of the German language in Belgium, the German believed that his success in that country would depend upon his ability to popularize Flemish language in contradistinction to French. By thus creating a sense of Flemish nationality. In Belgium the German hoped to prevent the spread of French influence and so drive a wedge between France and Belgium.
However, the German was regarded with great suspicion by the Belgian populace and therefore he was forced to carry on most of his work through underground channels. He failed to make much headway. But this failure did not dim his hopes for future realization. In fact he was so certain that the seeds being planted would some day result in fruition that, back in 1901 he had already, with habitual high-and-mighty German arrogance, renamed Belgium German "West Mark."
As with Belgium, the German felt his task in Denmark to be an easy one that he did not even bother to use any "finesse" in his attempts to saturate the Danish people with his Germanism, and so, instead of trying to at least render the idea "palatable" to the Danes, he aimed at ramming it down their throats.
Nothing came of such attempts. The Danes might be invaded by
German arms; they would never fall victim to what the German calls
"Ideals." For the Danes are an independent, civilized people with no
inclination to be dragged back a thousand years to savage
The work of the German League in Switzerland was impeded by its own tactless and stupid blunders. The propagators of Germanism, past and present, have always failed in estimating the local or national patriotism of any peoples by completely undervaluing it.
When, therefore, the German early and loudly proclaimed that Switzerland was merely an annex of Germany; that it had no culture and could maintain no freedom of its own, he was met with the intensest antagonism on the part of the majority of Swiss.
The Swiss have always burned with the desire to remain forever free, neutral and independent and everywhere the German was met with the firm dedararion that
"We Swiss are no Germans!" And what more vivid testimony to that fact can be offered than the moral to be gleaned from the story of William Tell, an admitted German Classic written by a German author
Of all countries in continental Europe, the German has always been the least liked in Norway and Sweden, and it thought from time to time pro-German voices were raised, the German League enjoyed little success there.
Instead of Germans it was Norwegians and Swedes of a "German character" who paid allegiance to the German ideal and in tracing the work of such traitors it is not to be wondered at, now, that the Germans were able to find a Quisling in Norway.
Professor Samassa, stating that the future struggle for existence
would be between Germans on the one side and Britons and Americans on
the other remarked that "Sweden will converge towards Germany the
more Germany grows in power, and it is therefore a German interest to
preserve the independence of Sweden. In such a way this outland will
eventually be absorbed by Germany." ("Die Alldeutsche Bewegung and
die Niederlande", Fritz Bley, 1897)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. ABOUT THIS BOOK
This war is not Hitler's!
II. BACKGROUND OF GERMANISM
The destructive forces of the German war-soul.
III. ORGANIZED GERMANISM
A ruthless plan of world conquest.
IV. GERMANISM ABROAD
Early fifth-column tactics.
V. "BLESSED ARE THE WAR-MAKERS"
For they shall inherit oblivion.
VI. THE MIDDLE ROAD ?
Is there one?
VII. DEATH FOR GERMANY!
The Raven that croaketh Nevermore!
VIII. "LEST WE FORGET. . ."
The wave of the future.